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Monday, August 21, 2017

Stylish and Classy


When I saw the theme of "Stylish and Classy" for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenges, my first thought was the new Foil Paper from CTMH.  This is available in either Silver or Gold, and looks fabulous when embossed because it does not crack like a regular foil.  Of course, the Rose embossing folder also means classic style to me, as does the wonderful sentiment from the Inspire stamp set.  The card base and Glitter Paper are both Bashful, which is the color-of-the-year and is a beautiful pink.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Sheila Bennett
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We Are Makers

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.        

If you arrived here from JenRubio, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects spotlighting new products just introduced for 2017-2018.   


One of my favorite new stamp sets is We Are Makers, which includes four really nice "creative" sentiments.  These are perfect for documenting your stamping and scrapping days on scrapbook pages, or for sending a card to a fellow artist who enjoys paper crafts, knitting, or any other creative pursuit.  Watercolors were used to add a splash of color behind the sentiment, and a gorgeous flower pattern from the new Adventures Fundamentals paper packet was used for the background of the card.  .  

We Are Makers (D1732) stamp set

Please visit the NJ Stamping Queen blog to continue along our Blog Hop




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).
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Sheila Bennett
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's A Sketch!

It's a sketch challenge week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  For my card, I used a small "happy birthday" from the Short & Sweet stamp set along with new papers from the Basics Fundamentals kit, a perfectly coordinated ribbon, and new Basics cardstock colors.  


To play along with our sketch this month, create your own artwork following our sketch, post it, and share the link with us on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  It's always fun to see different interpretations of the sketch.   

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sheila Bennett
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Just PIGcause!

First challenge of August on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Friends."  This is a great reason for you to create something to send to a special friend in your life.  And I'm sure they would love to find something fun in their mailbox! 
For this card, I chose an adorable pig and sentiment from the Punny Pals stamp set and paired it with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch (CTS 233).  A piece of patterned paper from the new Basics Fundamentals has the perfect words for a "friends" theme.  A stamp from the versatile Splash of Color set was used as the 'ground' under the little piglet.  




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Camp Out

This week's theme on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Camp Out."  This is a great theme for summer travel, family memories, and adventure.    


The stylized trees on this patterned paper from the Jack packet give this card a "camp out" feel.  And the sentiment from This Way 2 Paradise (stamp set in the "You Are Here" Cricut collection) reminds you to seize the adventures in life. 

The limited edition Jack paper will be retired at the end of this month, so don't wait too late to get a packet for your adventures.      

Be sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog each week as a new challenge is posted.  We would love to see your creativity!  

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