Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mix it Up....

I've said it before and I'll say it again... One of the things I love the most about Close to My Heart is the colour coordination between items.



For this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch I've used pomegranate for the main colour.  I pulled the polka dot background paper from the Fundamental line and the glitter paper from a retired embellishment package both noted as pomegranate.  The Merry Christmas panel is cut from the PML sheet in the silver & gold paper package.  The white star embellishments and vineyard berry ribbon are retired products from my stash.

So go ahead - mix it up - - pull from here and there and everywhere!!!  It's OK - you do not have to keep paper packages together.

I hope you'll join us at Atlantic Hearts Challenge with your project this week.  Simply click on the link and add your creation.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Monday, 20 November 2017

Santa with Atlantic Hearts

Happy Monday!!!  We received our first snowfall yesterday - - enough to skiff the ground anyway.  It's that time of year when the weather changes, the pace of life picks up and we're all anticipating someone's arrival......

Little Saint Nick is the stamp set I wanted to ink up for this week's sketch.  He is so adorable and fun to colour up. 

It's hard to see in the photo but I also used some fun flock to add texture to his hat!!!

The white daisy background is stamped in mink ink using a retired stamp set - I wanted to add some visual interest to the blank slate.


Merry Christmas is stamped in charcoal ink using the Noel stamp set. 

Ruby cardstock and basic fundamental paper form the base of the card.  Lastly, a few sparkles glitter the card up!!!

I hope you'll join us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Simply add your project by clicking on the link.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Monday, 6 November 2017

Beary Christmas with Atlantic Hearts

It's time for another sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge and the sketch was so good I followed it exactly, right down to the diagonal paper.

I used the diagonal patterned paper from the designed Christmas collection - Beary Christmas in a non-holiday themed card. 

The sketch shows a row of flowers - so I pulled out some white paper flowers and layered them with red enamel gems.  The leaves are stamped in fern ink and fussy cut, layering them in among the flowers.

A simple sentiment in the lower right corner finishes off this clean and simply card.

So, have another look at your papers, and think outside the designated theme. Join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and link up your project by clicking  here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Monday, 23 October 2017

Shake your Hair

Welcome to another week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This week I inked up a new stamp set from Your Next Stamp for my project.  I know, I know - it's not CTMH but sometimes I have to have something.

If you've watched the movie, Trolls, you know that Poppy loves to scrapbook - so it is an appropriate purchase.


The little "Poppy" image is so cute.  The stamp set comes with coordinating die cuts to make fussy cutting a breeze.

I used fundamental papers from the whimsy collection in pink & blue backed onto black cardstock to really make the sentiment and image pop.  Add a few black & white enamel gems, and foam tape to pop up Poppy & tah dah - birthday card done.



Please join us and link up your project by clicking here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Monday, 9 October 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend - and is enjoying this beautiful time of year.

Michelle at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has another great sketch for us this week.  I have been wanting to get some poinsettias onto a card and this week was the perfect opportunity.

 I have been trying to use some of my "stash" along with new treasures.  It is always such fun to discover long lost favourites and put them to use.

For my card I used two poinsettias from a very old embellishment package, offsetting them and inking the edges with cranberry.  I then used leaves from another retired embellishment collection to add some additional colour.

The wreath is from the Flower Market cricut collection using pewter cardstock.  Patterned paper is the lovely Silver & Gold paper collection.  To finish off a bit of silver glitter paper and sparkle gems.


Please play along with us at Atlantic Hearts and add your project by clicking on the link

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Cats & Bats

Welcome to Fall!!!

Have you noticed what's in the stores - no not the winter snow suits - the other costumes!!!  Halloween is around the corner and the scary costumes, decorations and yummy treats are out in full force. 

I have been working with a new paper collection from Close to My Heart - Cats & Bats.  I have decided to show a different take on this spooky paper - still involves a costume & is still kinda scary.


The patterned paper and complements highlight my goofy son at his brother's wedding rehearsal dressed in a blue man suit (yes I know it's green).   Practical jokes and a sense of humor are common between these two brothers.


Take another look at the patterned papers in the Cats & Bats collection,  with a fresh eye for non-Halloween layouts.


Now, of course, I'll use the collection for Halloween layouts and can't wait to see Gaius celebrate his first Halloween.  No natter what he wears he won't be spooky at all.


Enjoy,

Jennifer






Monday, 25 September 2017

Flowers & Polka Dots

Happy Monday!!!  I'm ready for another sketch from Michelle @ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and I hope you are as well.

The sketch for this week is right up my alley - clean & simple.  I'm using up the balance of my Falling for You paper and some oldie but goodies from my stash.


For the new - Falling for You polka dot patterned paper and espresso cardstock form the base of the card.  The sentiment is stamped using espresso as well.

For the from my stash - the flowers!!  I love the colour of the blooms and added an over size brad to the centre.  The tiny flowers and leaves finish up the bouquet.

Add a few bitty sparkles and a twine bow and done!!



I hope you'll play along with our sketch this week.  It's easy - just link up your project by clicking here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.