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Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Thing Well Done

On December 1, Close To My Heart will be releasing their Seasonal Expressions mini-catalog with a couple of new paper kits, several stamp sets, and some new embellishments for your creative projects.  The images used for this card are from A Thing Well Done, which is available only as a Hostess Reward item.  This card combines Freshly Made Sketches (FMS162) with Color My Heart Color Dare 119.  Olive and Smokey Plum textured cardstocks from the Paper Fundamentals pack are used to add extra detail to the card.  For an accent, a piece of Flaxen Twine holds a couple of charms from the Base & Bling collection.  



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Monday, November 10, 2014

Pinwheels

A quick birthday card using CAS(E) This Sketch (CTS99) along with Color My Heart Color Dare 118 colors of Smoothie, Honey and Olive.  The pinwheels were cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge, and a strip of Smoothie Washi Tape was added to the left edge of the card.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Your Own Kind of Wonderful and the inside of the card has a stamped butterfly from the same set.   




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Sheila Bennett
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Autumn With An Attitude ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

Welcome to the "Autumn With An Attitude" blog hop with members of our Stampers With An Attitude team sharing their creations with an Autumn theme.          

If you have come here from the Inspired By D blog, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.  


Autumn would not be complete without some turkey decor.  This turkey image from the Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving set was stamped with a mixture of Silver and Gold embossing powders. Recently, @ctmhcorp posted a short video on Instagram showing this technique for a unique heat embossed look, and I thought this was a great opportunity to give it a try.  Small Sponge Daubers were used to add a bit of color to the body and feathers using Barn Red, Flaxen, and Sunset inks.  Freshly Made Sketches (FMS161) was the inspiration for the card design.  To add a bit of texture to the background, a piece of Barn Red cardstock was embossed using the Damask Embossing Folder.  A strip of Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape and some Metallic Baker's Twine were used for a bit of additional shine.              

Now "Hop" on over to CatScrapbooking for more Autumn With An Attitude fun.   

"Stampers With An Attitude" Blog Hop participants: 

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Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Montmartre Fingerless Gloves

While watching TV, I like to do something else too.  Sometimes it is playing Candy Crush and Words With Friends on my iPad, and at other times I actually do something constructive like knitting.  

This week, I completed a pair of Montmartre Fingerless Gloves.  This is such a lovely pattern, with nice details and a faux cable.  No cable needle required!  A skein of Knit Picks Brava Worsted yarn in Cornflower color was used.   My only slight disappointment in the project is that the yarn is acrylic, not wool.  I much prefer to work with a wool, it feels so much softer and warmer.  

Earlier this year, I completed a pair using a skein of Maxima by Manos del Uruguay.  This is an extremely soft merino wool, and I love the variation of color.   

Sheila Bennett
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rest - Relax - Repeat

Welcome to our Artfully Sent Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  The newest Cricut cartridge exclusive to Close To My Heart is named Artfully Sent, and it includes options for creating a wide variety of different cards.     

If you arrived here from Melinda's If You Bling It ...  blog, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. 

This rest-relax-repeat card is one of the "scene" cards available on the Artfully Sent cartridge.  When you select this card, there are two pieces to cut.  The complete card is cut from a piece of White Daisy cardstock.  You then fold this in half to form your card.  Instead of leaving the flower white, I used some of the ShinHan markers to add a bit of color to just that portion.  The other piece of the card was cut from Glacier cardstock, and it also includes some cut-out raindrops.  So that when it is layered onto the front of the card, there is some extra dimension.  

Stamps from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful set were used to decorate the inside of the card.  Using the Artfully Sent cartridge, the majority of the "work" for the card is cut for you using your Cricut machine.  By just adding a few stamped images, and adhering the two pieces together, you can create a unique card very quickly. 

Please visit My Creations with Michelle to continue along our Blog Hop featuring the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. 


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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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