Monday, December 3, 2018

Winter Wishes

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #293

Totally a 'use your stash' day for me!  I went through my boxes of CTMH winter sets, and pulled out all the snowflakes I could find and a sentiment ( five sets in all).  I arranged them in the Misti and stamped with VersaMark ink onto a scrap of textured card stock...I found a stack of these in a drawer - they were left from making my middle son's wedding invitations (married in 2005!)  I rubbed Perfect pearls on them.  The sentiment was stamped with Outdoor Denim, and I punched a circle mat from some silver shimmer paper, and a Martha Stewart snowflake from that as well.  I arranged this on the silver side of some fabulous acetate CTMH had a few years back, and put it all on a white card base.  A tiny gem in the center of the sentiment snowflake for even more sparkle. I used the CTMH silver pen to add little dots between the flakes.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Special Delivery

Christmas happy mail!! Oh, yes. The time of year when there is more fun in the mail box.
This card was inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch #291  on today's
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The image is a Close to My Heart stamp, the sentiments on card and envelope are Heidi Swapp stamps, and the striped paper is Stampin' Up!  The tiny envelope and holly are from a Memory Box stamp and die set. Card stocks and inks also CTMH - Topiary and Poppy.
Colored with Copic markers and used clear and gold Wink of Stella.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


Cute Card Thursday challenge #555 "Snowflakes"  combined  for this card.         

I used a diffuser with the embossing folder to create a circle.
The snowflakes are Savy dies and the letters are from Altenew.
The embossed sentiment is from Simon Says, Stained glass greetings.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thankful for You

A new-to-me challenge blog, Back to Basics and Beyond

This week's challenge#15 is a sketch , my favorite!

I did not make a square card...otherwise, it's true to the sketch.  I used CTMH papers, a Pretty Pink Posh die cut sentiment, and die cuts from Lawn Fawn and Momenta for the flowers, acorn and leaf.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Thanksgiving AHSC 289

Loving the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

There are dozens of ideas running through my mind, and a bunch of things pulled out to try on my table.

The first card completed uses:
Hero Arts - Infinity Dies
Hampton art - Leaf Stamp and Die set
CTMH - Garnet card stock and ink
          (LONG retired, and I have just a few pieces left!)
CTMH - wood grain embossing folder
Glitz - Rebel Teal Distressed paper
Ranger- Liquid Platinum embossing powder

I embossed some Colonial White card stock with the wood grain folder and set it on the center of the Garnet card base. I then cut a frame using two of the rectangle dies. And cut the patterned paper with the smaller die to create a window for the wood grain piece. Wood grain does not show up very well in my photos, but is lovely in real life.
I stamped the leaf onto another piece of paper from my stash that has handwriting script using the Garnet ink, and then die cut it.
The background panel is popped up with foam tape.
The sentiment was embossed on a long strip of card stock,  then folded back and forward again to make the flags at each end.
I was ready to post, and realized my sentiment was not placed as the sketch indicated. So I moved it, and am adding another photo taken after it was moved.

Try the sketch and link to Atlantic Hearts. Can't wait to see your creation this week!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Heartfelt Sympathy

Needed several sympathy cards this week.  That is never easy, but this came out very well.  The angled cover die is quite detailed, and really looks simple and elegant. The butterfly is from a really lovely set from Stamplorations, Trendy Butterflies 2, that I colored with Zig waterbrush markers and fussy cut. The sentiment is from a CTMH set.

 I made another card, same design, with  shimmer white card stock underneath and a red Memory Box poppy rather than the butterfly. Neglected to photograph it before attending the service yesterday.

The die is from a company new to me. The price point was excellent, and I'm very pleased with how well it cut. Prism, Triangle Collage #57185.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Season's Greetings AHSC #287

Wonderful sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today.  I made my card using some cherished Indian Corn Blue patterned paper, white card stock embossed with tiny Swiss Dots folder, a white embossed Paper Smooches sentiment stamp, and Savy snowflakes dies, Simon Says Stitched Circle die, foam and Nuvo Drops.  And didn't realize until this moment as I pasted the sketch into this post, that I completely missed the sentiment placement on the bottom of the card....But it's a cute card, and I may have time to try again tomorrow!