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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Deer in the Woods

Close To My Heart is offering Sea Glass as their "color of the year" and one of this month's challenges on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is to Show Us Sea Glass! So that was all the inspiration I needed to create this scenic Christmas card.  

Each of the CTMH paper packets includes a sheet of 3"x4" cards which can be used for pocket scrapbooking, or any other creative project.  This "deer in the woods" card from the Oh Deer! packet was perfect for the Show Us Sea Glass challenge.  It is completed with a Sea Glass cardstock base, a Sea Glass inked image from the Very Merry stamp set, and some Sea Glass glitter paper.  


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

May Your Season Be Merry

Just a quick Holiday card using colors from this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare #211.  Background paper is from the Swan Lake kit and the sentiment is from my Very Merry, which is my favorite new Holiday stamp set.  Included are nine great stamps to use for your cards this season.  

For the trim, a piece of Fern Thick Twine was woven into the open design of the ribbon from the Rustic Home collection.  In order to get the varied colors of the stamped image, a sponge dauber was used to apply three of the ink colors.  

In celebration of National Stamping Month, the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog has a fun challenge to use a CTMH stamp on a project.  Be sure to visit their blog to see other creative entries for this CTMH stamp challenge. 




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blessed Beyond Measure (September SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  Soon the weather will be changing to Autumn, and the Blessed Beyond Measure stamp set contains all the images you need to show your gratitude for the season.         

If you have come here from Inky Hearts, 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!  

Starting with an embossed wood grain background from the Rustic Home paper pack, this card just makes you think of Thanksgiving and everything in the Autumn season.  The leaf shapes were cut using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and they coordinate with the leaf stem images in the Blessed Beyond Measure stamp-of-the-month set.  The leaf stem pieces were embossed using Clear Detail Embossing Powder over the pigment ink which matches each of the colors of cardstock used.  These are Cranberry, and two brand-new colors of Willow and Lemon.  The frame for the sentiment was also cut using the Artbooking cartridge, and then it was embossed using Saddle pigment ink.    

Place a $50 minimum order this month (September 2016) and you are eligible to purchase the Blessed Beyond Measure stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  




Now "Hop" on over to Priscilla's Paperie blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhRusticHome #gratitude 
Sheila Bennett
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You Are Fabulous

Heart 2 Heart Challenges has a really fun challenge this month, named COPY THAT.  The idea is to flip through the new CTMH Annual Inspirations book, find some artwork that you like, and then COPY THAT artwork.  


For my piece, I chose to copy the card shown page 46 with the So Many Smiles stamp set.  Instead of using the same colors as the original card, I chose to use the inks for Color My Heart Color Dare #208; Pixie, Thistle, Juniper, Lagoon, and White Daisy.  The card was quick to copy and create, and some Bitty Sparkles add a touch of shine.  





Pleased to say that I won the Emerald badge on the Color My Heart Color Dare #208.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lovely Leaves ~ Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  The month of August means a brand-new catalog full of fun new products for your creative projects.  See all the new products at http://sheila.closetomyheart.com.      

If you arrived here from Create With Alyson, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects spotlighting new products featured in the 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations.  


It has been a while since I created a 3"x3" card, but I decided it was the perfect size for images in the Lovely Leaves and Short & Sweet stamp sets.  Using the Short Accent card sketch from Originals Card Confidence Program and papers from the Rustic Home kit, this card is a perfect little "hello" for a friend.  Both the leaf from Lovely Leaves and the sentiment from Short & Sweet were embossed using Gold embossing powder.  A masking technique and a sponge dauber were used to add color to the leaf using Fern, Saffron, and Poppy inks.  To add a bit more gold to the card, some Gold Foil Tape was added. 

Please visit the Crafty Happy blog to continue along our Blog Hop



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