Monday, September 18, 2017

AHSC 230

This week I need a masculine birthday card. The woodgrain paper and the banner pieces from the sketch gave me just the look I wanted.
Here is this week's sketch...
I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week at AHSC

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Take Ten Autumn 2017

Stampington's Take Ten Magazine has published my set of Halloween cards! Click the Take Ten Autumn banner above to see them.

Monday, September 4, 2017

AHSC #228 With Graditude

I really like the Sept Stamp of the Month! My card was inspired by the stamp set and  week's sketch even though it doesn't match the sketch perfectly. I used Fern ink to stamp the sentiment on the Kraft paper but I think New England Ivy might have been a better choice.
I hope you'll decide to use the sketch and join us this week, your art can be a card, a scrapbook page or anything else that follows the sketch.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Holiday Expressions is here!

I think  you're going to love all the holiday crafting possibilities offered in this new catalog! See it now on my website!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Stamp of the Month - Feel So Blessed

This stamp set is perfect for so many projects - below is a card that can be used for a man's birthday.
You can get this stamp set for only $5 when you make a $50 purchase.

I stamped borders of the card then added a piece of black cardstock. the feathers are stamped on one of new basics stripe papers and cut out. The arrow is cut from silver foil paper with an image from the new You Are Here CTMH Cricut cartridge.
I plan on making several projects with this stamp set so please check back often to see what else I've created.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Hello - AHSC # 226

I love the new CTMH You Are Here Circuit cartridge because it appears to be designed for scrapbooking vacation travels but it has so many images that can be used in different ways. I also wanted to use this sticker for the sentiment on my card. So I opened up Design Space and started choosing images to cut. Here is how I laid them out on my screen...
The circle was a little larger than the sketch intended but I really didn't want my smallest flower to be much smaller. I've learned that the thin overlays are best adhered to the base image with a glue pen. The white space in the corners was a little too plain so I stamped some flourishes with Linen ink to finish my card.

Here is this weeks sketch. I hope you'll decide to create something and share on the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Created to Create

It's so fun to make a card that I get to deliver in person because I can decorate the envelope too!
The roses you see here are from the Beautiful You stamp set. Each flower is a layer of 3 stamps and they come in 3 sizes. The stamp set comes with a set of thin cut dies and there are also 3 different leaf stamps.
My final touch was to use the shimmer brush on each rose.
The Created to Create stamp is new too. I plan on experimenting with this as a background stamp in my next project.
The colors I used for the roses are Bashful, Pixie and Raspberry
The colors I used for the leaves are Fern and New England Ivy

D1741   Beautiful You
A1210   Created to Create