Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gotta get this one done! Running out of time to get the blog post done in order to participate in the color my heart dare! Raspberry and Lagoon and white daisy. I also used the sketch challenge from the Atlantic hearts challenge, there is still time to join in and play with the sketch. This is what I created.....

A birthday card for our second granddaughter. The second card was after my order came and I just had to play with my new die-cuts.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Paint splatter fun....

Need a fast and fun birthday card? Check out this one....I used the colours from this weeks color my heart color dare to use these colors...No automatic alt text available. 

And this is what I came up with... 
I also used our happy thin cuts and a birthday sentiment from a retired set. It was lots of fun to 'splatter' the paint colors around.
Any items used to create this card may be available on my web-site, just go to the shopping link on the upper right.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Have you ever sent a paper hug????

Back again, I have created another card for my workshop this week Friday evening. I love challenges as they inspire me, so at the Atlantic hearts challenge we are using sketch #195  and again on the Color my heart color dare #226.

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I used the Close to my Heart stamp set D1711 that is a fundraiser for Operation Smile. I may still colour in my little girl, I am very happy with how this turned out.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thought I would try a different challenge for today's card....Over on the heart 2 heart challenges we are challenged to use gold and silver. So how about a gold, silver and black valentines day card using this months stamp of the month!
I have created a pop up inside using the sentiments from the stamp set. I stamped the all the images on the front using versa mark ink. The heart with the flowers is embossed in silver and the flowers are coloured in with our metallic markers, the Adore You is embossed in gold. Kinda difficult to see the colour differences, but it is a stunning card.

This will be one of the cards that we will create at this Friday's card class! Let me know if you are interested in joining us in my studio.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow day

I had some creating time due to a snow day on Tues. This is what I created using inspiration from the Color my heart color dare #225 we are challenged to use these colors. No automatic alt text available.  I also took inspiration from the Atlantic hearts challenge sketch-194 

And this is what I created:                                                                                                             

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Oh Deer paper pack color dare 223

Hi again all, I have been wanting to 'play' for a bit now, but have been very busy creating over 100 Christmas cards to be delivered. They are all done now (I think) so play time.
I have been participating in the CSMphotoprompt on Instagram and was exploring their site some more and came across a sketchy challenge, they post a new sketch each month and invite you to play. I choose the November sketch as it would work best with my photo, you are welcome to play along any time. 2016_November_sketch.jpg So.... as per usual I also checked out the Color my heart color dare and we are challenged to create something using the color pallet of the Oh Deer paper pack So I thought I have that pack and also a photo that would work wonderfully with that pack and combined the two challenges. Here is my creation: 

I attempted to get all the papers used in the sketch but my photo covered most of them
:(. I cut out all my lettering and numbers using the font from Close to my Hearts new Flower Market Cricut collection. It was nice to get a larger project finished and framed on my wall. Thank you for the challenges and also for looking. All products used are from Close to my Heart available via my shopping cart in the upper right.
Remember to take some time for yourself and let yourself get creative.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 2016 Cross Canada blog hop - Colour of the year

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Seaglass, the Color of the Year. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Stewart at my creations with michelle. If you came from Michelle Stewart of my creations with michelle then you are in the right place!

This month we are using the colour of the year from Close to my Heart....SEA GLASS. Such a pretty shade of blue/green. My mother had to move to a care facility @six weeks ago and the changes in her life/health have been dramatic. I think we just saw her on a off day last weekend but ... I had taken a photo of her on the beach just a few weeks before she moved and the photo of her hands is from last Sunday. I needed to get these scrapped so I could display them on my wall as a reminder of the better days. I decided to make a tonal layout from a sketch inspiration from Rochelle Spears on my Pinterest board, Scrapbook sketches. She has lots of scrapbook sketches on her blog, you should check it out....   I thought rather than try to find other papers, which I am sure I have somewhere I would create my papers so they would all work. I am also in the midst of moving my crafting space around, hubby had a window put in for me on the south side so I now have natural light to work with.  This is the layout I created: 

I used a lot of different tools for the layout. Various alphabet stamps, I embossed some of the strips of paper using our folders, it is so nice that they can handle the longer strips with the slot in the top to pull them through, and then inked them with the sea glass ink. MOM is heat embossed in gold. I really enjoyed working on this project.
In the time in between I also blinged up my SEA GLASS planner for next year, using some stickers I have had for way too many years.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle Hugh of the right hugh .
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects created using our Traditional and Non-Traditional Christmases. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.