Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Splash of Gold

Black and White with a splash of color is one of the classes I teach at the Scrap It Southern Style events.

The upcoming Phoenix event will be my first time sharing the splash of gold version.

A White Daisy top folding card base is the canvas for the 5" x 3 3/4" Black mat. Two strips of gold shimmer trim is added first, with a White Daisy and Black Trillium cut from the CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge.

Sending Smiles is the sentiment found on one of the Flower Market coordinating stamp sets.

A little ribbon bow, of course it is black with a splash of gold, finishes this card off.

I hope to see you at one of my classes!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Hip to Be Square at Heart2Heart

It is another Heart2Heart challenge and this week we are adding squares to our projects.

My project starts with a little Cricut Design Space magic.

Technique:

Use the 'X' and 'Y' positioning found under edit when placing objects for attaching or slicing.

Look for a future tutorial post.

Adding Sunflowers in the Enchantment color scheme of Goldrush, Saffron, Fern and Poppy with a little Cocoa, adds to the Fall theme.

The Rustic ribbon collection has the great jute/burlap stringed ribbon!!

A few sequins finishes the look.

One of the sunflowers is actually inside, giving a little fun surprise when you open the card.

Please join us over at Heart2Heart Challenge blog, we would love to see what square project you can create!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Enchanted September

Do you love the colors of Fall? All oranges, browns, reds? 

September will be FULL of Enchantment, our Close To My Heart color palette Enchantment will be featured throughout September.

And one of the first Enchantment FUN projects is this Fall themed card.

The Rustic Home ribbon pack (Z3292) is full of some of the best Fall inspired ribbon.

And the FUN font of the stamp set All the Thanks (B1536) add some whimsy to this card.

Would you like to join me for a Fall inspired card class or purchase a Fall inspired card kit? Just let me know in the comments so I will be able to make it happen!!
Rustic Home ribbon pack (Z3292)

All the Thanks (B1536)



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Flip Flap Fun for Upcoming Events

I love being a vendor at the Scrap It Southern Style retreats!! Creating classes for each event is so FUN and with the changing in the packaging of the Flip Flaps, I had to do some changing of one of my classes.

What better way to introduce someone to Close To My Heart, create their own pattern paper. In this class each person will stamp using all three of the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge bundle stamp sets. A background stamp to create coordinating pattern paper, you are never without pattern paper if you have stamps!


Here is the layout with the flip flaps closed, one 5" x 7" on the left hand side and three 3" x 4" on the right side.


Here is the layout with the flip flaps open -- a spot for 17 photos or 16 photos and a journal spot.

White Daisy base page, Ruby cardstock, ruby ink, black cardstock, a couple of Cricut images.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Heart2Heart Boys Will Be Boys Challenge

A great time to use the NEW Enchantment Fundamental paper collection to create a great Boys inspired layout. My boys are my grandbaby boys or the Littles as I call them. This layout will be perfect for some black and white photos (coming soon) of my Littles.


The silver glitter paper just popped on the Peacock background. This is layout comes from a recipe recently shared on the Close To My Heart bloghttps://blog.closetomyheart.com/2016/08/11/a-how-to-pattern-from-our-archives/ and is available for you to download. I took some liberty with it by changing up a few things. but isn't that what a recipe is for -- the basics ready for you to add your style and flair.

I hope you enjoy and now hop on over to Heart2Heart Challenge Blog and join us by sharing your Boys Will Be Boys creation!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Brilliant Layout

My favorite Florence Workshop Your Way layout


Using two of the Picture My Life cards, upper left hand corner chevron piece on left page and the floral pattern on the right hand side of the right page, the Complements for embellishments and the title makes this an easy peasy layout!

Pick up your Florence Workshop Your Way before it is GONE!! Florence paper suite retires at the end of August.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Brand NEW Cricut® Flower Market Collection

This brand new Cricut® collection features blooms and blossoms for every season of life. All of the designs feature botanical details of some kind, from flowers and leaves to branches and wreaths. 
Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, cardmaking, and everyday scrapbooking. We know this collection will really grow on you!
There are two options:
The Flower Market Cartridge Collection (Z3285) includes the following: 
1
Cartridge (700 Images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3
My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
1
Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack

ALL FOR ONLY $99


The Flower Market Digital Collection (Z3290) includes the following:
1 - Certificate explaining how to download your images
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – Adventure cardstock combo pack

ALL FOR ONLY $79

See all the images HERE


Friday, August 5, 2016

Fun with Fundamentals Finished Project

 Enchantment Fundamental and thin dies fun ended with a birthday layout.

The second version began to reminded me Main Frame -- Charmed recipe from the Reflections how to book.

Using Reflections, I found a second page for my layout.











The thin dies work so well with our glitter paper. Celebrate is doubled with Black cardstock on bottom and Black glitter paper on top.

A little birthday humor was added to the center from a Cricut cartridge in my stash.


And, of course, there had to be stamping!! The candles and birthday hat are stamped using Wise Guy Birthday (C1662) which coordinates with Artistry. 

Fundamentals are so much FUN!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Florence Featured Paper Suite for August

The elegance of Tuscany, Florence has the feel of early Fall and I for one am ready for some cool weather. The Florence paper suite will be featured throughout August.

And the best value, Florence Workshop Your Way, comes complete with pattern paper, cardstock, Complements full of stickers and die cuts splattered with a little gold foil accent, rose gold foil tape and BEAUTIFUL sequins in jewel tons of blue, gold, rose gold, and red!!

There are videos and a cutting guide available for you to complete three layouts and a Picture My Life pocket page double layout.

With a few add ons, a stamp set, A Bunch of Love (C1647) and the coordinating thin dies (Z3251) and value pack card bases and envelopes, you may also create 8 cards (2 of 4 designs).

Here are my completed cards. I did some watercoloring using Archival Black ink (44751), Ruby (Z2170), Poppy (Z2652), Saffron (Z2651), Peacock (Z2649), Sapphire (Z2648), and Flaxon ink pads (Z2642) and the medium waterbrush (Z3226).

I love how quick and easy it was to make my August birthday cards!!

And I played a little with the journaling pen, it is so fun to add your own flair to these kit cards.

Are you ready to get your Florence Workshop Your Way!!





Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Enchantment Fundamentals and Thin Dies

I shared this photo during a recent Online event and it got me to thinking, 'That really looks good together'. 

Which led to this layout in the works


Enchantment Fundamentals (Z3254) with the Celebrate word thin die (Z3256) add in Sapphire and Saffron cardstock on a White Daisy cardstock base. 

More to come as this layout begins to take shape. Suggestions would be appreciated!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Basically the Best



Basically the Best

August Special

During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!



Purchase ALL three of the new FUNDAMENTAL paper suites

AND add one of the Basic FUNDAMENTAL suites for FREE!



Monday, August 1, 2016

Heart2Heart features Florence Paper Suite

This week at Heart2Heart Challenge blog we are featuring the Florence paper suite. This is the last suite from the Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book, which retires at the end of August.

My Heart2Heart Florence inspired project is one of the cards you may create using the Florence Workshop Your Way.

The stamp set is A Bunch of Love (C1647) cut out using the coordinating thin die (Z3251).

I used the waterbrush and a little ink squeezed into the lid of the ink pad to watercolor the flowers. Poppy, Saffron, and Flaxen ink were the ink colors.

And there has to be a little bling so I added a few of the yellow sequins from the Florence sequin collection.

All month I will be featuring artwork using the Florence paper suite -- get yours before it is GONE!!




And do not forget the inside of the card, I used one of the NEW Annual Inspiration Idea Book 2016/17 stamp sets, Birthday Sparkles (B1537).

We would love to have you join our challenge, please hop over to the Heart2Heart Challenge blog and share your Florence inspired project!!