Thursday, June 29, 2017

Little Dreamer

Hello Again! Today I am sharing a multi-panel card using the Little Dreamer Paper Pack. I made a few of these to give to some of my friends at convention. I originally had the Safari Ballet stamp set in mind to use on this card, but the images were too small for the center panel. The unicorn is awfully adorable though! 

Here is a side view of the card. Don't you just love the different layers?!

I'm not sure if you can see it, but I used the shimmer brush to add sparkle to his nose, horn, mane, and tail, and also to the sentiment banner. I layered the stamped image on three additional die cut pieces to give him some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Pack
Z3335 Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy cardstock
X5769 Thistle cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z2810 Blossom Ink
Z2840 Thistle Ink
Z2841 Glacier Ink
Z3321 Little Dreamer Glitter Gems
Z3203 Shimmer Brush- Clear

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Live Beautifully

I am on my way to the annual CTMH convention, but wanted to pop in to share a couple cards with you. Both of these cards were inspired by my very good friend Mary Gunn Funn using the Live Beautifully Paper Pack and coordinating stamp set.

For the first card, I pleated the blush shimmer ribbon and added gold glitter gems to the front. The flower is stamped with sorbet ink, then, using the medium round water brush, some of the color is removed from the petals. The leaves are stamped and fussy-cut.

Of course, I had to decorate the inside too. I used the same striped paper, more blush shimmer ribbon, and a couple more leaves.

The second card is my favorite! See the floral paper at the bottom of the card? The patterned paper comes white with gold foil embossing. I water colored the flowers and leaves using sorbet and sea glass inks (Mary's idea!)  I heat embossed the Smile sentiment with gold embossing powder to coordinate withe the gold foil embossing on the floral patterned paper. Then I added more pleated blush shimmer ribbon, gold embossed vellum from the Uptown Fundamentals Paper Pack, and gold glitter gems.

The inside of the card makes me smile too! I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder as well. The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set that is part of the Cricut Flower Market bundle.

If you missed out on the gorgeous Live Beautifully Paper pack and coordinating stamp set from May, you're in luck! Both are still available in the Going Soon section of my website.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
CC1212B Live Beautifully Paper Pack
Z3263 Uptown Fundamentals
1388 White Cardstock
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
CC1212C Live Beautifully Stamp Set
D1708 Sending Smiles (Flower Market Cricut Bundle)
Z2164 Sorbet Ink
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z2813 Sea Glass Ink
Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
X254 White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z3225 Medium Round Water Brush
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z2066 Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Three Amigos June 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month we are sharing projects using the No Worries paper pack (papers or featured colors) from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. The featured colors are cashmere, glacier, lagoon, sapphire, whisper, and white daisy.
The colors in this paper pack are perfect for a masculine card. I paired the herringbone basket-weave patterned paper with cashmere, sapphire, and white daisy cardstocks. I heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder, spattered it with cashmere ink, and popped up the "are really really" banner. I enhanced the visual texture of the patterned paper with white and blue burlap ribbon and blue enamel dots.

I added a few finishing touches to the inside and stamped a sentiment from the Workshops Your Way Let's Party stamp set.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
G1132 Workshops Your Way Let's Party Cardmaking Kit (stamp set)
G1134 Workshops Your Way Father's Day Cardmaking Kit (stamp set)
X7220B No Worries Paper Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock
X5775 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2175 Cashmere Ink
Z2648 Sapphire Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z2088 Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3122 Enamel & Glitter Duos- Blue Dots
Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon
Z3325 Blue Burlap Ribbon
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Get Ready For A One Day Flash Sale

CTMH is so excited for the arrival of summer that they're celebrating with a one-day flash sale! You can save 30% on selected products and product bundles from the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Books. The sale will begin on my website today, June 1st at 5:00pm EDT (2:00pm PDT; 3:00pm MDT; 4:00pm CDT) and will end at that same time tomorrow, June 2nd.

You'll also find a great deal on our My Legacy Albums. Purchase an album this month and get a second for 1/2 off.

On top of that, when you spend $50, you can purchase the adorable Stamp Of The Month, Hello Foxy, for $5.