Thursday, June 26, 2014

Convention Time!

The Close to My Heart annual convention begins today! I will be waking up this morning in the magical land of Disney!
Earlier this month I celebrated 8 years as a CTMH Consultant. In 2010 I attended my first CTMH convention in Washington, DC. When I became a consultant in 2006 I had no idea that CTMH would be giving me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of visiting our nation's capital.
This year at convention the scrapbook contest is to create a 2 page layout featuring a favorite Close to My Heart memory. If you have followed me you know landscape photography is my first love! So I think this page tells my story well!
The Fundamentals Basics glossy patterned cardstock, the glitter papers, the Rosewood accents collection and the CTMH Cricut cartridges were all I needed to create this layout.
I don't know if my layout will be chosen as a contest winner but I know the experience of building relationships and operating a successful business with Close to My Heart have already made me a winner.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

AHSC #60

I really like the Ariana paperpack and I had not used the black / blue damask B&T yet so I decided to try it for this card. So of course using the Damask Embossing Folder seemed like a good idea too! My punches came in handy for the white embossed oval and the butterfly. The sentiment is stamped with pigment ink and edged after trimming.
 To see all the entries this week just click here.
Here is the Week # 60 sketch, I hope you decide to make something too!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

AHSC #59

This week's sketch inspired me to use the new Inspiration Flourishes stamp set. Included in the set is the little border stamp you see on the Cocoa CS strip. To dress the card up a little I embossed Twilight and Cocoa CS ovals for my accent.
There''s still a little time left to join this week's challenge. Here is Sketch #59 and here's the link to the AHSC blog.
Thank you Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Team for choosing my card to be in the top 3 this week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Graduation Time!

This graduation card was really simple to put together & I have great news for you - if you own the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection you have the stamp set to make this!
And now I need to share the happy young man I made this for- my nephew Jason! He and 4 of his best friends who have played football together since they were 7 years old, all graduated with honors!