Monday, June 20, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenge Blog Calypso Colors

This week we [Heart2Heart Challenge Blog designers] are sharing our love of the colors of the Calypso paper packet, Canary, Cotton Candy, Black, Lagoon, Honey, Pear! What great colors for Summer!!

My project uses the Picture My Life card sheet from the Calypso paper packet.

Using black as the balancing color, I started with a black mat (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) and the faux watercolor multi-color striped PML card cut to (4 x 5 1/4.)

A hand drawn journaling line is add to the PML card to add texture.

The hello PML card is matted to a White Daisy mat to pop the 'hello' sentiment.

The zip strip, love these, is matted to black shimmer trim.

What do you think about a cute 'sunshine' sentiment for the inside?

Now hop back over to the Heart2Heart Challenge blog and PLAY along!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Calypso and the Split Panel Card

One of my Rockin' heART team members, Darlene Smyly, taught us how to create a Split Panel card at a recent class. It was so much fun!!

Here is a 4 1/4" x 11" top folding White Daisy card. Fold the card from the top in half at 5 1/2", you can score first before you fold.

Place the fold line on the 2" mark on your trimmer and cut. This will leave you with the 2" x 4 1/4" panel for the top of the split panel.

Take the leftover piece, 3 1/2" x 4 1/4", and cut 2" from the 3 1/2" side.  This will leave you with a 2" x 4 1/4" for the  bottom panel.

The remaining 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece may be used for the sentiment piece which will attach the top and bottom panels, which is what I did. I stamped one of the flamingos from the Tickled Pink (C1651) stamp set

I cut a Black cardstock mat for it at 4 1/2" x 1 3/4".

To dress up the card, I cut panels from Calypso (X7210B) pattern paper, my rule of thumb is to cut the pieces 1/4" smaller than the piece they are being attached to - the top and bottom panels are 2" x 4 1/4" which would make the pattern paper pieces 1 3/4" x 4". Cut two, one for the top and one for the bottom.  I matted the pattern paper with Black cardstock. I cut these mats 1/8" (1 7/8" x 4 1/8") larger to create a smaller mat.

Once you are ready to put the card back together, attach all pattern papers to the panels.  Fold the top front piece down, place the 2" bottom piece at the bottom of the closed card. Attach the completed sentiment panel by putting adhesive at the top and bottom and placing it in place.

To add a little stability, I attached another piece of Black cardstock cut the same size as the sentiment mat and attached to the inside of the card.

And don't forget to stamp a sentiment in the open panel section.

It is so easy to create a Split Panel using our AWESOME Cut Above Jubilee card kit cards!!

The panel is attached using the White Daisy circle and Black, mat, which are part of the card kit. How much fun is it to create something different from our kits?

Supplies Used:
Calypso paper pack (X7210B)
Cut Above Jubilee card kit (Z3223)
Tickled Pink stamp set (C1651)
White Daisy cardstock (1386)
Black cardstock (1388)
Black ink (Z2105)
Pixie ink (Z2644)
Cotton Candy ink (Z2193)
Fundamentals Assortment Gold (Z3105)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Little Flamingo Thank You

The flamingo images on Tickled Pink (and coordinating thin dies) are so CUTE!! Wouldn't it be fun to get a little PINK thank you sporting a flamingo -- that was my thought when I was creating my June thank you cards

A value pack white daisy A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base to start. A 5" x 3 3/4" Pixie cardstock piece matted on a 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" black cardstock completes the first layer.

A 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" White Daisy piece will be the canvas for two flamingos stamped using the swiping technique - ink your image and then slide it across the ink pad and then stamp it. I wanted the look of feathers. The first step was to add the look of water with the light blue watercolor paint. Just a couple of strokes. Be sure and let your project dry before moving on, you can use your craft heater.

Now stamp your flamingos so their feet are in the water. I used Pixie ink for the bodies and Cotton Candy ink for the wings. Black ink for the legs and beak. Now on to stamp the sentiment, I chose 'Tickled Pink' from the Tickled Pink stamp set. I added the sun from this month's Stamp of the Month, A Long Way Home (S1606), which can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying order!!

And to finish, I added black squiggly lines for the look of movement in the water.

Mat this White Daisy cardstock piece to a 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" Black cardstock base.

Supplies Used
Calypso paper pack (X7210B)
Tickled Pink stamp set (C1651)
The Long Way Home stamp set (S1606)
Pixie Ink (Z2644)
Cotton Candy Ink (Z2193)
Black Ink (Z2105)
Canary Ink (Z2643)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Black Cardstock (1386)
Pixie Cardstock (X5773)
Value Pack Card Bases and Envelopes (X254)
Watercolors (Z3132)
Paintbrushes (Z3188)
Journaling pen (Z1979)
3D Foam Tape thin (Z2060)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Congratulations is the Heart2Heart Challenge Theme

This week on the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog we are sharing 'Congratulations' inspired projects.

My card starts with a value pack card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" base (love the card base and envelope value pack), a Pixie cardstock piece 5" x 3 3/4" matted with Black at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8".

A White Daisy piece at 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" stamped with a the van image from this month's Stamp of the Month, The Long Journey Home (S1606) towards the bottom right. I left enough room to add the shimmer trim arrow.

I stamped it a second time on a scrap piece of White Daisy in pixie and paper pieced the bottom section of the black image in with the cutout from the Pixie stamped image -- love Pixie!!

Congratulations, from the stamp set Smarty Pants (1649), is stamped above and to the left of the van and I added some Pixie hearts from the Stamp of the Month.

The inside message is my Dr. Suess favorite, Oh, the places you'll go!!

This could be graduation, new car, first job, first apartment, new house, well, just about anything.

And now it is your turn to play along with us over at Heart2Heart!!

Smarty Pants (C1649)

The Long Way Home (S1606)

Friday, June 3, 2016

FIRST June Flash Sale!

News Flash!

During the month of June, we’re offering GREAT deals on BUNDLES of discounted Close To My Heart products EVERY weekend! Check out my WEBSITE each Friday during June to find a NEW set of bundles. There will be LOTS to choose from, but you’ll need to SNATCH THEM up QUICK, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! There will BUNDLES for EVERY budget!! Remember, these DISCOUNTS WON'T LAST FOREVER, and some will be GONE IN A FLASH, so act QUICKLY to score the BEST DEALS!
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Loving the Calypso (G1109) Workshop Your Way Kit

Do you love when the work is done for you? Do you love cute layouts? If you said yes, the Calypso Workshop Your Way definitely is the way to go!!

Create these three layouts with the help of a PDF cutting guide and videos. There are FOUR videos, one to coordinate with the cutting guide and one showing you how to put each layout together.

Create an optional Picture My Life layout.

And with a few added supplies, create NINE cards!!

G1109 Calypso Workshop Your Way 
Additional Materials Needed (if you don't have)
C1650 My Acrylix® One in a Melon 
Z2651 Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 
Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack


WOWZERS -- you can create this at home in your craft room at your leisure OR contact me for workshop dates OR to set up your OWN workshop date for you and your friends (

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Long Way Home (S1606) is a Traveling Favorite

What a perfect stamp for traveling!! Whether you are taking a vacation or a major road trip or just a trip to a new eatery, this is the stamp set just for you!! And remember it is only $5 with a $50 qualifying order!!

The cute car and van would be a great new/first car card or layout!!

And the Eat Well Travel Often, how about using that for a layout of a new restaurant visits or a holiday meal at a family member's home.

What would be your favorite stamp image?

My project I am sharing is the beginning of my road trip mini album.

The My Crush Modville mini album was in my stash and it is just the right size. It may be found in the Clearance section.  The first page is where I shared the why of this mini album. Over the next couple of months, I will be adding the 'photos from the window' from each of the places!! START SHOPPING NOW!