Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Atlantic hearts sketch 13 & colour q 199

I know two posts in one day, well I have had some play time to get creative.... For the Atlantic Hearts sketch 13 we are challenged to use this sketch: 

The colours from the colourq challenge # 199 that I translated into Close to my Heart colours ruby, smoothie, pear, desert sand and white daisy.

This is the card that I made, it is also a sneek peek at one of the new stamp sets 'Maximum Power', available in our new Fall/Winter idea book available August 1. 
A masculine card to encourage someone, the inside uses one of the other stamps in this set : 

Heart 2 Heart - water - Color my heart - twilight, ruby & olive

Hi all again, time for a few more challenges, I love doing these, they spark my creativity and challenge my thinking.  This week on Heart 2 Heart we are challenged to use water and on the Colormyheart challenge we are asked to use Twilight, Ruby and Olive.  Now when I pulled these three colours out and looked at them I was stumped, not my usual go to colours.   Thankfully I am working and way behind on project life Close to my Heart style this year with a Facebook group, so I needed to do week 16 next.  (For those of you that don't do project life week by week that is mid April, told you I was behind)  This was a week of vacation for us in Collingwood as a gift, part of that week we explored the waterfalls of the area, so the water part is covered, just had to scrap them.  This is what I ended up creating for the water challenge also using the colours from the colour challenge:

I used Twilight cardstock for my background and distressed it by misting it with our misting pen, then crinkling it up vertically, flattening and sanding to show the white core and made it look like falling water.  then stamped my title using the Keepsake alphabet and also the Trinity for the water fall titles.  Matted the two photos on Olive cardstock and finished for this part, it is a 8 X 12 layout that I will be adding to the photo pocket pages that we are using.  I also finished most of the rest of the week using the same colour scheme and am very pleased with the results, the colours look like the waterfalls in the spring running fast and full.

Here is another page using the same colour scheme that is the reverse of the waterfall tour page, both in a 8 x 12 flip flap for my project life album.

The journalling will be added to another flip flap once I can get it printed, this is the largest spread I have done so far for project life.  Really excited to be working on this and catching up somewhat.  

All supplies used are Close to my Heart, if you are interested in obtaining any for yourself please see the shop with me on the right and check us out.  The new fall/winter idea book goes live on August 1 next week, so this is your last chance to get some of the items from this current idea book.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cross Canada July Hop

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring retiring items that you will want to have too.  You will see creations from our participants that will include many retiring items, from stamps, papers, and My Creations products, there is bound to be something that you will need to grab before it's gone.  Last day to order these products before they are going going gone is July 31st.  See 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 at If you came from Michelle of mycreationswithmichelle then you are in the right place!

I have been attempting to work on Project Life the CTMH way, taking photos weekly/daily and journalling with the help of a web site to help me remember what happened during the week. Each week we create a layout using our photo pocket pages, this is week 14....

I used the Token Alphabet E1020 and the Scholastic paper pack X7159B, both retiring products that are only available until July 31.
This E size alphabet along with others is available for $29.95 from your Close to my Heart consultant, this particular one is very versatile.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of simplycreatingtogether.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, 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, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in August when we will be featuring our Kraft products.  We hope you will join us again on August 15th.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

a few challenges

Back from a time camping and time to fill a few challenges.  Looked up the challenges earlier this week and it took me until today to figure out my card. Once I had the idea of how I was going to do this settled it came together nicely.  The challenges I am putting this into are Atlantic hearts challenge where we are using sketch 11 already: 
The colour challenge of the color my heart color dare #51 is to use Desert Sand, Bamboo and one other non basic colour.  I decided to use Outdoor Denim.  The final challenge is from Heart 2 Heart challenges a mix and mingle from team sunset to use either three different paper packs or three or more different stamp sets.
Here is my card:
All products used are Close to my Heart:
Cardstock and inks - Bamboo, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim.
Stamps sets: Universal backgrounds D1477
                     Scroll Album workshop C1529 (retired)
                     Diverse backgrounds D1508 (retired)
                     You are....S1204 (retired)
                     It's your day CC1020 (retired) bike and sentiments.
You have until Sunday at midnight to join the Atlantic Hearts challenge, the Heart 2 Heart can be filled anytime this month and the Colour My Heart until Wednesday at midnight.  Please come and play with any of these challenges.