Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Circles and fall colours

Another card to share this today, on the atlantic hearts challenge we are to use this sketch: 
and on the color my heart color dare we are challenged to use these colours: Autumn terracotta, Olive & Goldrush.

It is my brothers birthday today and he loves to bike,so a bicycle birthday card was in order.
Inks used - as required above
Cardstock in Olive & Autumn Terracotta
Stamp sets used: C1439 Enjoy Life - retired and D1514 Just a number
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Seeing Spots

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cross Canada Hop Jeanette's archived stamps....

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. You will see creations from our participants that will include 1 of 5 stamp sets that Close To My Heart has taken out of Jeanette's Archived collection.  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 at If you came from Rosalynd of in my scrappin room then you are in the right place!

This is my creation for this blog hop.... a birthday card for a special little girl's birthday next month...

I used the Laughing Lola paper pack X7170B, the Teddy Bear Birthday A1143, Smokey Plum ink Z2147 and a water brush to pick up ink from the pad to paint in the bow on the teddy bear. All edges of the paper are also sponged in Smokey Plum ink, the three pink sparkles are bling that has been retired from CTMH.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheri of sheri says-justscrapit.
 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. Join us again in October when we will be featuring the Base and Bling line.  We hope you will join us again on November 15th.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Atlantic Hearts & Color my Heart challenges for this week

Hi again, I am back with another quick card that fills two challenges.
First the atlantic hearts challenge to use this sketch 20:
That I combined with this challenge from color my heart color dare to use Outdoor Denim, Gypsy, Lagoon & Goldrush with the option of adding Cotton Candy.  

This is what I created: 

I had been thinking of this sketch all week and having a hard time trying to come up with a card that would work for me and fit the challenge.  My order came in on Thursday and when I spotted this stamp set I had my aha moment.  Using stamp set "Stitch Wonder" C1564 and the required colours of ink, the sentiment is from the "Words of Comfort" C1524 stamp set.  I made a one layer card with a comforting quilt for some church families that are celebrating the life of a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who went to be with her Lord and Saviour this weekend.
Watch for the Cross Canada Blog Hop tomorrow Sunday September 15!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Two challenges in one....

Hello again, time for a few more challenges...while scrolling through some pages, I stumbled on this clean and simple stamping sketch challenge using this sketch:
Also love using colour challenges so am using the color my heart color dare of Slate, Whisper and one other colour.  Since I need a few masculine birthday cards these are what I came up with: 
 Then I rotated the sketch for this one:

All supplies are Close to my Heart, if you would like to add any to your stash you can place an order or contact me via the links on the right.

Slate & Whisper cardstock
Slate, Lagoon and Ruby inks
Maximum power stamp set D1564 (love this set)
Joyful birthday stamp set B1419
Card Chatter - birthday - D1475

Saturday, September 7, 2013

H2H colour challenge

Hi all, another challenge from H2H(heart2heartchallenges), this time a colour challenge to use Gypsy,Barn Red, Sunset and Cashmere.  I will admit that some of the other projects using this colour combination inspired my creation, this one in particular found at pawstoscrap :

This is what I created:

With school starting again this past week and my return to work there, I need a new desk calendar for quick referral.  I am waiting for my display stand to come with my next order and thought I may as well create the first month for it.
I used the Cricut Artbooking cartridge to cut the background page and my mask, love this cartridge have already used it more often than my other cartridges combined.
I sponged the four colours over the mask on Colonial White cardstock, used barn red and sunset for the tree from C1559 Always Grateful, the large September in gypsy used the D1522 Glamour lowercase alphabet and the numbers and small month are from the S1211 Capture the date, one stamp set that I use frequently.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Colour Q #204

Another colour challenge, saw this one used on another blog for a card and thought I love those colours together, so made this up for my project life CTMH way album.  I am way behind so am not sure what week this will get used for but it will be used.  Also used the awesome hostess reward stamp set Washi Wonder, only available to hostesses, see side panel to contact me and we can see what we can do to make this happen for you!
These are the colours we were challenged to use:
Translated into CTMH gypsy, lagoon, sorbet and pear, this is what I made with them.....
So now I have a journalling card ready for whatever week I need it for, love this stamp set and the colour combination, thank you for the inspiration.

Atlantic Hearts and Color my Heart Dare

Two challenges with this post ... first off the atlantic hearts challenge sketch 19 and then for colour inspiration I used color my heart color dare to use sky, sweet leaf and buttercup.  This is the sketch for this week at the Atlantic hearts: 
And this is what I created: 

Sky cardstock, the heart stamp is from Perfect fit - Mom (C1543) and the sentiment from Wild Wonders (C1558).