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


Monday, 11 September 2017

Falling for You

I'm in love with the new paper collections in the Holiday Expressions catalogue from Close to My Heart.  All of the four collections have something for everyone and we'll all be creating some fabulous artwork with them.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this week, I used the new Falling for You paper collection, along with the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.

I chose to use the big flower pattern backed on fern cardstock for the base of my card, and layered up the centre focal point with fern and goldrush cardstock,

The gold glitter heart border is from the Happy Moments complements.

The sentiment "thanks" and "feel so blessed" are gold heat embossed.  I added gold glitter gems, and fern thick twine to finish off my card.


Come and play along with us and link up your project by clicking on the link

Enjoy

Jennifer


Monday, 28 August 2017

Just add Glitter

Happy Monday - time for Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #227.

I have been working with the Basic Fundamental paper collection a lot and it again jumped out to me for today's sketch.

I used the polka dot charcoal patterned paper as the base of the card, ink distressing also with charcoal.  

This is the first time I've used the new colour of the year glitter paper, Bashful.  It certainly won't the last - it is so pretty.

The sentiment is from a retired set in my stash which I also ink distressed with charcoal.


I added some fun pieces from the matching complements from the Better Together collection.  I added a bow using white twine and a few bitty sparkles to finish off my card.

Thanks Michelle for another great sketch.  I hope you'll play along with us and link up your project by clicking here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Anything but basic!!

I am in love with the new Basic Fundamental paper collection released August 1st, 2017 from Close to My Heart.

As an attendee at annual Convention, we were able to create with several layouts using the basic collection, along with the Better Together Complements.  When paired with the new 2017/2018 colour of the year, Bashful, the neutrals come alive.  Add in some bling (bashful pearls) and you have a stunning layout.
 The basic colour palette has changed to 10 new amazing neutrals.  In the grey tone, charcoal, pewter, pebble, linen, mink and heather and in the brown tone, espresso, nutmeg, toffee and almond.
The basic collection is anything but basic and will come alive with any colour you choose to pair it with.  With the new two toned cardstock, you've got double the options for your choosing.


Get your basic on and have fun with neutrals.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Monday, 14 August 2017

Spit Happens

Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge design.  Michelle & the design team have great projects for you, and we'd like to see what you come up with.


I came across one of my favourite (I say that about all of them) stamps  - Spit Happens by Mo Manning.  This is such a sweet stamp with a perfect wee face on the little guy.

I coloured the image using Copics keeping the shading pretty basic.  The image is fussy cut and then popped on the background with foam tape.



As I've done in the past, I used some of the Picture My Life cards from a retired cut above kit to make the background - they are great to use for cardmaking!!!  A few white embellishments and done.

I do hope you'll join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.  You can click on this link and add your project.

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.