Monday, August 27, 2018

Just a Note! AHSC #279

The last days of has been so much cooler and the days shorter.  It is autumn I'm feeling in the air.  The garden has been bursting with tomatoes, and it's all I can do to keep up with canning them. Roasting and pickling beets, also. My grandsons were excited to see blue jays jumping around in the yard, and listening to them.  They make a lot of noise and are fun to watch. I guess they inspired this card for today's new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I used
Happy Birds,  Close To My Heart
Sheet Music, Kaiser Craft
Splits sentiment, Papertrey Ink
Copic markers and Intense Black Ink, Simon Says Stamp

Monday, August 13, 2018

Atlantic Hearts #277

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Hurray!  It's my first card back as part of the Design Team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
They have such fun, versatile sketches-posted every Monday morning.  The DT inspiration cards post on the AHSC site Wednesday. But you get to see mine today 😉

My card is made with CTMH Penelope papers, and an Avery Elle stamp and die set.  The 'hugs' part of the sentiment was
cut three times from CTMH Honey card stock and stacked for dimension. I brushed it with the Wink of Stella pen for a bit of shine. The rest of the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. Enamel dots from my stash.
I wish I had popped the embossed strip with a bit of foam tape, but was afraid to ruin everything by pulling it off.

Check it out, and make a card today. Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Winner! Send a Smile 4 Kids Hop Comments

Good Morning!  

Time to announce the winners of Christmas in July Blog Hop Comments.  All the prizes and winners are listed on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog. Go there to check out that full list.

The winner randomly selected from all the lovely comments on my blog:

Congratulations, Jerrie!  You can claim your prize - the Beautiful Butterflies set by contacting Karen.
You must contact Karen at BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

The new challenge is posted there as well.

Thank you for all the comments, and the encouragement for kids.

Friday, August 3, 2018


A new to me challenge blog Hand Stamped Sentiments had a very CAS sketch #295, and so I created two cards.  On the first, I embossed the front panel with a Swiss dots folder before adding the strip and a double cut die to create a 'shadow' sentiment. Hard to see those dots in my photo. The second used a piece of coordinating paper as the back panel.

Paper: CTMH
Die: Hero Arts