Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Let's Celebrate - AHSC #247

Good Morning! I have another blog post for you today, I have been a busy bee lately! Today I have a card for the AHSC and it was a card I featured at my last workshop. We were working with Silver and Gold as it was just to crazy busy in December so we ordered ahead and are double booked with workshops this month to catch up!

Since, Christmas is behind us, I got to use Silver and Gold to create cards that were not Christmas related and it was a lot of fun as the colours are so basic...Black, White, Silver and Gold. Be on the look out for more projects featuring Silver and Gold!


 
 
 
Products Used:
 
Paper:
- Silver and Gold
- White Daisy card stock
- Gold Glitter Paper
 
Embellisments:
- Ribbon from a Mini Medley Black (retired)
- Clear Sparkles
- Gold Sequins
 
Ink:
- Black
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by! I welcome any and all feedback on my artwork. Until next time, Happy crafting!


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stargazer - Seasonal Expression 1 blog hop


Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop! The Close to my Heart Seasonal Expressions 1 came out on January 1st and we are showcasing new products through some of our artwork.  
 
If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

 

This month we have approximately 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using CTMH products from the new Seasonal Expression 1 on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

 


 

This is a fun card I made as a thank you card for a friend. I love the bright bold colours of the Stargazer papers and cant wait to have more time to play with them and make some fun layouts!

Products Used:

Paper:
- Stargazer
- Canary, Pacifica, and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- B1557 Thanks a Million

Ink:
- Pacifica

Embellishments:
- Poppy Extra Thick Twine (retired)
- Arrows Embossing Folder (retired)


 
Here is some additional artwork I have created with Chelsea Gardens paper pack, these were previously featured on my blog.

 
 

Now "Hop" on over to Darlys Recker's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, products in the Seasonal Expression 1 are only available for a limited time. Contact me (or your consultant) to order these great new products.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Picture Perfect

Hello! Today I bring you my project for the H2H challenge blog. The theme this week is Picture Perfect and this theme makes me instantly think of great scrapbook layouts and beautiful pictures it also made me think of the Picture my Life cards. I love using the PML cards that come in the paper packs for my cards when I can or do not use them on my layouts. Here is a card that I made using one the PML cards as a sentiment mat. The one thing I love about these is the potential, the PML card I used says Falalalala on it but you would have no idea because I covered it up and now it is a thank you card.


Products used:

Paper:
- Silver and Gold
- Black, Glacier, and White Daisy card stock

Embellishments:
- Glacier Extra Thick Twine
- Clear Sparkles

Ink:
- Black

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog! We would love for you to join us at H2H Challenges, for information or inspiration check us out at H2H challenges.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

A million thank yous - AHSC 245

I had a wee bit of time in my scrap area today while my girls were playing nicely before some friends came over for a play date and I was able to quickly pull together this card for the AHSC. I love working with sketches and some are obviously easier than others and this one was super easy to pull together.


 
 
Products Used:
 
Paper:
 
Ink:
 
Stamp:
 
Embellishments:
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. I hope you like it, feedback is always welcomed. For more great designs using this sketch please visit AHSC here!
 
Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi


Monday, January 01, 2018

Bloom & Grow - January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is S1801 - Bloom & Grow, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

 
 




 

This month we have Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

 
Products Used:

Paper:
- Chelsea Gardens
- Glacier card stock

Stamp:
-S1801 - Bloom & Grow

Ink:
- Glacier

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles
- Whisper Twine

Now "Hop" on over to Darlys Recker's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project!
Brandi
 

Something New - H2H Challenges

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018 and the first of many post creative projects I will have for the new year.

This morning I am bringing you a project for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges site and the theme for this week is "Something New."  Something new could be a new technique to your, a new product or line you have never worked with before. It could be the something new from a wedding...a new gift or item you are documenting.

My something new is....one of CTMH's new paper packs...Chelsea Gardens. I am so in love with the spring feel of this paper pack and the soft colour palette.


For this card, I used the CTMH Watercolour pencils and instead of using a water brush to blend the pencils together I used my Shimmer Brush and it gave my leaves and flowers a wee bit of sparkle.
 

 
 
Products Used:
 
Paper:
- Chelsea Gardens
- White Daisy  and Charcoal card stock
 
Ink:
Charcoal
 
Colours:
- Water Colour pencils
- Shimmer Brush - Clear
 
Embellishments
- Gray Enamel Gems
 
Stamp:
- Z4158 Chelsea Gardens Card Making Stamp & Thin Cuts
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. For more great designs please check us out at H2H Challenges here. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Little Christmas - AHSC 244

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your family have a warm, loving and fabulous day today.


 
Products Used:

Paper:
- Beary Christmas
- White Daisy and Cranberry card stock

Ink:
- Cranberry

Stamp:
- B1455 Be Jolly (retired)

Embellishments:
- Z3024 White Shimmer Trim

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. I welcome any and all feedback on my designs.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi