Monday, December 24, 2018

AHSC #296 Black & White

The perfect storm for card making occurred today! I'm off work, had time to browse Pinterest, got inspired by the AH Sketch and need to have Thank You card ready to send. As I make the transition from the world of wonderful browns to the gray pallet I'm finding I like the black & white look and the silver thread adds a nice sparkle without adding bulk to my cards.
I hope you too will be inspired to join the Atlantic Heart's Sketch Challenge this week....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Time for an update!

I'm catching up on some of my scrapbooking & decided it's time to update my style! So I'm going to share some of my tips with you.
Mix your colors! Break up the background! Add some gold! Handwrite your journaling! Crop your photos to highlight what you want to stand out!

This layout was a lot of fun to do as I incorporated all of those tips. The tile art wall is mounted on green cardstock. The breakup of the background papers matches the backgrounds of my beach photos. The painted cow was actually in the background of the art wall picture until I cropped the photo, then I cropped it again to highlight the cow and mounted it on the gold trimmed tag. My journaling follows the page title by describing where the photos were taken and talking about our day.

In the 2nd page of my layout you'll notice I've highlighted the picture of my friend with the gold accent corners and I've mounted the photo on the page with foam tape so it stands out from the other photos. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

AHSC #266

When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use this stamp set! Sometimes it's fun to stamp all of the elements from the sketch but it can leave your card feeling a little plain so I added the ribbon on the side.
Here is this week's sketch, I'll hope you'll decide to create something of your own...

Monday, May 14, 2018

AHSC #264 - Missing You

Well my placement of some of these pieces is a tiny bit off but I'll be sending this to my parents who live out of state and they will just love having a card from me it won't matter! I do always strive to do my best work when I publish on the AHSC blog, but overall I like this card!
Here is this week's sketch....I hope you'll decide to make something too.                                            Hugs, Patty

Monday, April 30, 2018

AHSC # 262 - Just for You

I fell in love with this panda bear stamp when I saw it then along came this sketch from AHSC and it seemed perfect! I used a leaf pattern embossing folder on the ring and inked it for a little more dimension. I hope you'll decide to join us this week by creating something with this fun sketch...

Monday, March 19, 2018

thanks! AHSC # 256

My card is a bit different from the sketch this week because these papers really spoke to me when I saw the sketch. I love using all the different pattern papers that coordinate and stamping on paper with some background interest just seems to add a little dimension to the finished card.

I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week at Atlantic Heart's Sketch Challenge, here's the sketch...

Monday, February 19, 2018

AHSC #252 Butterflies

I wanted to follow the sketch but also wanted something that looked a little different. I started with the butterflies, then choose the banner and background. Because I was still creating Valentine cards I started looking through my embellishments and found these in my gold foil assortment. I hope you'll decide to join the AHSC this week too. Here is the sketch...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Celebrating Atlantic Heart's Sketch Challenge #250!

I  really love this week's sketch! Any kind of card is possible, something soft and pretty, or something bold. My card is going to be a valentine. I choose thin strands of silver twine and punched a scalloped silver foil circle to mount my glitter heart on.
I sure hope you will be inspired by this sketch and join us at AHSC this week. Your creation does not need to be a card, anything that follows the sketch is welcome.

Here is the sketch...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pretty in Pink! 30% Savings on Select Products

This is such a sweet sales! During the month of Feb select Pink and Gold products are all on sale!  You can purchase products individually or in bundles. Product bundles are 30% off,  individual products are 25% off. See them all when you click here.

Monday, January 22, 2018

AHSC # 248 Happy Thoughts

My card uses both stamps and stickers this week. But it could have been a bit more colorful! I so hope you'll visit the AHSC blog to see what everyone else has created with this week's sketch.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Love Letters from Close to My Heart!

These kits are so much fun to make! To display my letter I painted the edges of a white 12 x12 canvas with Rose Gold paint then covered the front of the canvas with Espresso cardstock and added a half frame of rose gold foil tape. I used all of the flowers in the kit. These kits are available through Jan 31st on my website. See the video below for easy how to steps!

Love Letters DIY Monogram Kits from Close To My Heart

Monday, January 8, 2018

AHSC # 246 - Happy Birthday!

My card this week is really simple. I used a zip strip to create the stripes and decided to cut the sentiment using the Happy Birthday die. I used glitter paper for the sentiment to add a little sparkle. I hope you'll decide to join AHSC this week. Here is the sketch and a link to the blog.

Monday, January 1, 2018

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Bloom & Grow

January Stamp of the Month and the new Chelsea Garden papers! Love these soft spring colors!