Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Workshop - Scaredy Cat Layout

How fun is this with the great Scaredy Cat papers and Assortment!
I love the ribbon accents over the photo mounts.The metal accents and stars are the perfect finishing touches.


Contact me here for Workshop details. & Thank you!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #73 - Hello Fall!

This card was a lot of fun to make. I used 3 different stamp sets to create the look I wanted. Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I decided to make a card to send to my sister-in-law who lives in Michigan. The fall season is so much different there than what we have where I live in Southern California!
I love the stamp sets that come with the new CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut collection and the font was perfect for this card. Fall is stamped with the new Handwritten Print Alphabet. The leaves were stamped with the Fall Harvest stamp set then sponged. I wanted some sparkle on the card so I used a scallop cut piece of Bronze glittter paper.
You could change the card to suit your own taste by stamping the leaves in different colors or adding more leaves.
I hope you will take time to create something this week for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, here is the current sketch. You can see all of the great cards created for the challenge this week here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Artfully Sent - Candy Corn Kisses!

Isn't this fun! I just got the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge today & this is the first card I cut & I love it!
The finished card is 4.25 x 5.5 and I used the Canary yellow Fundamentals Basic paper behind the cut out sentiment. One side of the paper is striped and was perfect for the piece of candy. I haven't stamped inside yet but here is a view of the inside of the card.

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's here! Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge for cardmakers!

Get yours now! Just click here!

This is the new Close To My Heart Exclusive Cricut Cartridge especially designed for cardmakers! You are going to love it!
The Artfully Sent Cricut Collection includes everything you need to get started making beautiful, fun cards except an ink pad! 
There are 3 great stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge images and a pack of 24 White Daisy cardstock sheets. 
And! when you order from me I will be contacting you so I can send you a FREE ink pad in your choice of color!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fast & Fun! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 72

This card was so fun and easy to create! AHSC #72 was the perfect inspiration to use the Raven stamp and get my Halloween papercrafting started!
The accents on the card are pieces of shimmer trim in gold, black and thistle. The stamped image was mounted with a thin border of the thistle/black stripe B&T from the Scaredy Cat paper pack and adhered to the card with the CTMH thin mounting tape.
It's early in the week so give this sketch a try -
You can visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog page here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

National Stamping Month! & #30yearsofhappy!

It's National Stamping Month and Close to My Heart is celebrating that occasion and Jeanette Lynton's 30th anniversay in the stamping business!
This card uses the Snowhaven papers and 2 stamps from the CTMH #30yearofhappy set.
To get your set just click here!
These are the 30 stamps in the set...

Sept Workshop #2 - Snowhaven Banner

Banners are so much fun to create and decorate with! In this workshop we are combining cuts from the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge, the Snowhaven chipboard and papers, the fun striped twist ties and the adhesive backed sequins.
Contact me here for workshop details.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 71

I choose a couple of the Brushed papers from CTMH and the Dreamer stamp set for this sketch. The accents are the New! Gold Sequins also from CTMH.
To see all of the great cards made for AHSC #71 click here.
If you'd like to join the challenge this is the sketch to follow.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Workshop ~ Snowhaven

This project is right from the new Annual Inspirations 2014 Idea Book.
In this workshop I will show you how to maximize your paperpack to create this beautiful wreath and still have paper left to create a 2 page layout. Contact me for workshop dates & times @