Monday, October 21, 2019

Masculine card for Man Card Monday!

Trying something new here and challenging myself to do some more blog posts with the artwork I have been creating lately.

For today's post I am sharing a card I made for my husband for his upcoming birthday. I had fun creating this card using a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 how-to book along with color inspiration from the Love of Color book. I used the Build-a-Plaid stamp set to create the pattern.

D1886 - Build-a-Plaid stamp set

I loved the combination of Sapphire, Toffee and Lagoon ink for this plaid. The colors worked well for a masculine card. There are so many different plaid patterns that can be made with this set - I love it's versatility.

Hope you liked the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

9044 - Make It From Your Heart, Volume 4 How-to book
9045 - Love of Color How-to book
D1886 - Build-a-Plaid Stamp Set
Z3545 - Hawthorn Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2828 - Toffee Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z2895 - Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad
X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock
X5950 - Toffee Cardstock
Z3323 - White Burlap Ribbon

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Days of December Special

Close To My Heart has a new special available starting today, October 15th, through November 30th. The Days of December Special is a great way to commemorate your sweetest holiday moments in a special album. Close To My Heart has brought back this popular project, updated to feature the brand new paper from the Holly Jolly collection, plus cardstock and embellishments to match!

With this special you choose between 2 different workshop kit options: one that includes the Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts and one that does not.

Days of December Workshop Kit with Stamp Set

Days of December Workshop Kit

Holly Jolly Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts

To complete your project you will want to have the following additional materials on hand when completing your album.

Z3549 - Holly Jolly Dots
Z4219 - Black 6" x 8" Everyday Life Album
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6509 - Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6513 - Green Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4223 - Red Shimmer Brush

Click here to shop this special today!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Apple and pumpkin picking time!

Just went apple and pumpkin picking this year but since I am still catching up on my scrapbooking this layout is actually from 2 years ago. Perfect timing, I know! I used a sketch from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 How-to Book as a starting point. I am continuing to use the products from the Hawthorn collection this month in my crafting.

I wanted to use the Hawthorn paper in a way I had not yet done with this layout. I had been working with the Sapphire leaves and Saffron dot paper so far and wanted to focus more on the Fern chevron patterned paper and hexagon paper.

I am in love with the new Layers Leaves Thin Cuts set and had lots of fun creating some leaves for this layout.

I combined the leaves I created with some leaves from the Hawthorn Complements to give a different look to the embellishments. I used 3-D Dots to add some dimension to the title and leaf clusters.

I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

9043 - Make It From Your Heart Vol 3 How-To Book
X7249S - Hawthorn Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7249D - Hawthorn Coordinating Cardstock
X7249C - Hawthorn Complements
Z3523 - Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Anniversary Card and a sketch challenge

Spent some time today card making and working on an anniversary card for my husband, Mike. I was inspired by this sketch from the Mojo Monday card sketch blog. 

I used the paper from the Hawthorn paper pack along with stamps from the Hawthorn Cardmaking Stamp Set with Thin Cuts. I tweaked the sketch slightly in that I used a slightly larger circle in the center and added a banner with the additional sentiment. This came together very quickly and easily.

I am so pleased with how this came out! I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

X7249S - Hawthorn Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7249D - Hawthorn Coordinating Cardstock
Z3545 - Hawthorn Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2831 - Charcoal Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Ink Pad

Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall is in the Air

Popping in here to say hi and share a recent card I made. I had so much fun working on this card - the colors of fall are among my favorite colors to work with.

My card is based on the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge: Challenge #405 - A Sketch by Judy.

I used the stamps from the October Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart - Autumn Air. I stamped the leaves and acorn in Intense Black Ink and the sentiment in Charcoal and Pewter inks. I colored in the leaves and acorn with our watercolor paints. I drew the dashed line with a journaling pen and used an embossing stylus to create the border about 1/8" around the outer edge. I used 3-D foam tape to adhere the card front to the card base and added some gold sequins for a little sparkle.

Supplies Used:
S1910 - Autumn Air Stamp of the Month
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2831 - Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2832 - Pewter Exclusive Inks
Z3132 - Watercolor Paints
Z3224 - Waterbrush - Small Round
Z3505 - Dual-tip Stylus Embossing Tool
Z3341 - Thin 3-D Foam Dots

I hope you like the card and are inspired by it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

It's time to spread some Holiday Cheer!

I know it's not even Halloween yet but it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas and planning for your holiday crafting. The Holiday Cheer special from Close To My Heart is a great start to creating some fun holiday tags and ornaments to decorate your tree or add something extra to your gift packages.

With a few fun bundle options - including various papers, complements, special digital art files, and exclusive stamp sets - you can customize your ornaments and tags to spread holiday cheer! As an added perl, we're offering these kits at a 30% discount when you purchase them together! 

Holiday Cheer Tag & Ornament Kit

Holiday Cheer Tag Kit

Holiday Cheer Ornament Kit

Whimsical Holiday Stamp set

Traditional Holiday Stamp set

This special goes through November 30th or while supplies last. Click here to see the Holiday Cheer special.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Welcome to Fall!

I am so glad we are finally getting some cooler weather! Fall has got to be my favorite season of the year. I love the colors, the smells and the temperature this time of year. I think that is why I love the featured paper from Close To My Heart for the month of October. The Hawthorn collection is perfect for this time of the year with its warm, earthy tones and vintage designs. We recently spent the weekend up in Burlington, Vermont with Meghan and I am already looking forward to scrapbooking the pictures with this collection.

Hawthorn Paper Pack

Hawthorn Coordinating Cardstock

Hawthorn Complements

Hawthorn Picture My Life Cards

Click here to see all the elements of the Hawthorn collection.

The Stamp of the Month for October from Close To My Heart is the Autumn Air stamp set. This set of 14 images goes so well with the Hawthorn collection and this season.

This stamp set can be purchased for $18.95 during the month of October or for $5.00 with a $50 purchase on my website. Click here to see the Autumn Air stamp set.