Sunday, August 25, 2013

More challeges!

I don't know about you, but I love challenge blogs! I follow quite a few of them and every week I note what the challenges are, but most weeks I don't find the time to complete any of them!  The sketches I really love get added to my sketch file for future use, and I start all over again in the new week.  This past week, I decided to finish up some projects while my husband was away and try to fulfill some of those challenges!  This layout was quick with the help of some Cricut cuts and I added some chipboard circles to enter this in Frosted Design's Fabulous Friday chipboard challenge!  I also wanted to participate in Scrap It With A Song's David Bowie "Fantastic Voyage" challenge - this was a day in port during a fantastic cruise with my husband, my mom and my aunt!


2013 Challenge - 15  Layouts
                            20 Cards
I'm behind!!

Challenge Card!

Just a quick little post tonight to enter my card in the Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch challenge for this week, and the CAS-ual Friday Challenge  to create a clean & simple project using aqua, green, and orange, not to mention my own little challenge to create 52 cards this year!  So here it is:


Clean, simple, colourful, easy, done!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - CTMH Kraft products!

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Close To My Heart Kraft products. You will see creations from our participants that will include our New Kraft 3 Ring binder, the Kraft Container as well as our Kraft paper and cards.  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.  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's of then you are in the right place!

I chose to do a project with our new Kraft 8 x 8 binder, one of my favourite new products in the Autumn Winter Idea Book:

Our Frosted paper pack is another of my favourites, I love the soft colours and of course, the snowflakes!  Sooo pretty!
Don't you just love those rosettes!?  The ruby coloured ones were made using the Artbooking Cartridge rolled flower cut and our quilling tool.  The blush and colonial white felt flowers are part of our Frosted Assortment.  And notice the scallop border cut with our new punch!

 The title was cut with Art Philosophy three times and layered on top of each other to resemble chipboard.  I then "flooded" the top of the title with lots of Liquid Glass. (you will want to let that dry for quite a while!)  I love the glossy look of the title!  The leaves were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

 My binder was looking a little empty, so I then decided to cut some 8 x 8 pages and overlays using our new "Artbooking" cartridge.  I have not really finished embellishing them yet, and don't have all the photo mats on them, but wanted to include them just to show you some of the cuts possible with this fantastic cartridge!

 These pictures make the cardstock look really blue, but it is Twilight, along with Cashmere, Ruby, and Champagne.

Supplies used for this project:  X7175B Frosted Paper pack, Z1890 Frosted Assortment, Z1871 My Creations Kraft 3-ring Binder, Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes, small, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z679 Liquid Glass, Ruby, New England Ivy, Cashmere, Twilight, Champagne cardstocks, Cashmere ink, D1795 Quilling Tool, Z1151 Foam Tape, Z553 Glue Pen, Z1851 Scallop Border Punch, Cricut Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artbooking cartridges.  I also used a non-CTMH punch to punch the ruby snowflakes.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicola of  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 on September 15th when we will be featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. Jeanette has re-released 5 stamps from her archives. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Card # 19 2013 Layout Challenge

I haven't posted a card for awhile and I have really wanted to participate in the Atlantic Hearts Challenge that is hosted by two of my CTMH sisters from Halifax.  These are the two girls I roomed with at Convention (Michelle & Darla) and they are a lot of fun, so go play!!  This is my entry for this week's challenge sketch:

All materials are Close To My Heart except the bakers twine: C1533 Fabulous You was the stamp set I used to stamp the background pattern, the bird, and the sentiment.  Added a couple of Z1335 Licorice Opaque Gems.  Other supplies included twilight, black and white cardstock, Scholastic paper, twilight and black inks. I also used our water brush along with some Watercolour pencils to add a little colour to the bird and CTMH Artiste to cut the piece for the sentiment. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August NEW CTMH Product Blog Hop - The Brae-er's

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring CTMH consultants who belong to the Brae-er's team ..... 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 get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at for a full list of participants. If you came from  Heather's blog, then you are in the right place!

This month, we are focusing on new product from our Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book and I have chosen to do a layout using our new "Babycakes" collection:


 I love the soft, gender-neutral palette of this collection, all you have to do is add a pop of pink or blue if desired.  The canvas stickease are easy to use, just peel & stick and I adore our wood-rimmed badge buttons that are adhesive backed! 
Supplies used:  X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet, Z7173B Babycakes Completments Canvas Shapes, Z1869 Babycakes Assortment, chocolate & buttercup cardstock, chocolate ink.  You can order any of these items through me personally or my website :  
Your next stop on the hop is Kim's blog.  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month!!