Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Close To My Heart~Scrapbook Challenge #99~Untitled

This week's scrapbook challenge is a design from 'Cherish' called 'Simple Pleasures'. My layout is untitled at the moment as I'm not quite sure what photos to put on it yet but I do like how it turned out. I probably will add more embellishments after the photos are in place. Hope you enjoy it!

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart:
  • X7133B~ Miracle paper pack
  • B1378~Miracle stamp set (only available in the Miracle Workshop kit)
  • C1452~Delight stamp set
  • Z2118~Desert Sand ink
  • Z2117~Crystal Blue ink
  • Z2126~Heavenly Blue ink
  • Z1377~Color-Ready Kraft Borders
  • 1273~Desert Sand cardstock
  • Chocolate Flower button
Thanks for stopping by!

~Carol

Monday, February 21, 2011

Close To My Heart February Stamp of the Month Card


I wanted to share a card I made today with the February Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart called 'Friendship'. I love how this card turned out. It is a standard size, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, which is my favorite size card to make.
I made the card with Sweet Leaf cardstock.
I added a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Heavenly Blue cardstock for a mat.
I then stamped the image in Versamark ink on a piece of 3 3/4 x 5 Colonial White cardstock and heat embossed the images with Heavenly Blue embossing powder.
I then used a sponge to rub a bit of Sweet Leaf ink over and around the embossed images.
Using a tissue, I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed images.
I also embossed the sentiment with the Heavenly Blue embossing powder then matted it with Heavenly Blue cardstock and love how it looks.
I cut out another embossed image and popped it up next to the sentiment.
The Sweet Leaf ribbon tops it all off and adds just the right touch of elegance to the card.
Now who to give it to......hmmmm........that's gonna be tough!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy my card!

~Carol

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Simply Scallops

Sharing a video with you! Check it out then contact me to purchase a scallop punch of your own.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heart 2 Heart 'Kissing' Challenge

This is the inside of the card.

I'm quite tired at the moment but wanted to get this posted because it seems I forgot to do it last week. Oh well, better late than never! But thank goodness the Heart2Heart challenges are good for the whole month.

Anyway, last week's challenge was to use the 'kissing' technique. This is a card that I made way back before Christmas that uses this technique. Nothing fancy but it's still the 'kissing' technique. If I wasn't so gosh darn tired right now, I'd explain the 'kissing' technique to you but if you really want to know how to do it, check out all the creations by the Heart2Heart challenge design team. I'm sure someone, somewhere explains the technique.

I also created this with a clear card. I am not real good with the clear cards but if I can follow someone else's idea or design, I can usually come up with a pretty decent card. This design was one that was used on a card back in July at the CTMH Convention that I attended. I loved it so much and thought it would be perfect for the cute little birdie.

Go ahead and try your hand at the 'kissing' technique. I think you'll like it! Be sure to post your creation on the Heart2Heart blog. I look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Carol


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another Sweetheart Card from Close To My Heart

I thought I'd share a card I made yesterday inspired by a sketch that Gina K. posted on her Stamp TV website. I love a lot of the artwork she creates-she is so talented! Anyway, this card is based on her most recent sketch that I really liked so I made a card of my own using the new Sweetheart papers from Close To My Heart. I absolutely LOVE the Sweetheart papers but I think you already know that! Haha! I have used it quite a lot lately, haven't I? Well, it is just so perfect for all the little girlies in my life that I am sure I'll use it all up! I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!

~Carol

Close To My Heart~Scrapbook Challenge #96~Too Cute Sweetheart Layout

Yep! It's another layout of my youngest granddaughter! Can you believe that? Ha ha! And she just so happens to be one year old today! Happy Birthday, Miss Scarlet! You are just too cute! I am going to see you later today via Skype and I can't wait!

I had so much fun making this layout with all the little embellies I added. I just love how it turned out. I hid the journaling under the butterfly and included a closeup shot so you could see it. I haven't written anything yet but will do that soon. The journaling is always last with me because I like to really think about what I want to write and practice writing it a couple times before I actually write it on the layout. I don't like to goof it up and have to fix it.
Supplies used are all Close To My Heart, of course and here's the list:
  • 9034~Magic-Backstage design
  • G1017~Sweetheart Workshop Kit
  • Z2105~Black ink
  • Z2193~Cotton Candy ink
  • Z1335~Licorice Opaques
  • Z1326~Sparkles
  • Z1362~Pink Brads
  • Z1368~Black Bitty Brads
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the layout!

~Carol

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let's Get Sketchy with Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Yea! I have been able to play the Heart 2 Heart challenge for two weeks in a row! Can't promise to keep it up so enjoy it while it lasts! This week's challenge is a sketch and I love sketches so I had to join in.
My youngest granddaughter's first birthday is next week and since I needed to make her a card, this was a perfect time to join in the challenge. I am loving this new paper pack from Close To My Heart called 'Sweetheart'. I have lots of little girlies in my life and the 'Sweetheart' papers are so perfect for them. You will be seeing lots of artwork from me with this paper pack.

I wanted to make the card very simple and not bulky at all since it is, after all, for a one year old. So, must not have any little parts such as brads, ribbons and the like that she could pull off and put in her mouth. I think I did pretty good with keeping it simple. What do you think? Simple but nice, right? I'm not so sure that's what my granddaughter will think but I know her mommy and daddy will love it.

Okay, so now it's your turn to get sketchy. After completing your artwork, post it to the Heart 2 Heart blog for your chance to win an awesome prize.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make it a good one!

~Carol
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