Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sneak Peak - Seasonal Expressions 2 - Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Sneak Peak blog hop. In this blog hop we will be sharing projects that we have completed using various paper packs, stamps, inks, and products found in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book that just launched on May 1st. We are all so excited to share these new products with you. 



For this hop we have 20 consultants participating. If you are not starting the hop here you likely came to me from Melinda Everitt's Blog, if so...welcome! You are on the right track. 

So my projects:

This card is one I made for my 11 year old nephew for his birthday. I personally struggle with masculine or boy cards (I have 3 girls!) but I think this is a good mix of boy, young man, he is growing up quite fast and I think using the headphones is a nod to his growing up and not to cutesy...at least I hope it is not to cutesy for him. 


Products Used:

Paper:
- Central Park
- Pacifica and White Daisy card stock

Stamps:
- M1186 - Happy Birthday
- D1787 - Music Speaks
- B1606 - Sweet Friends (WYW)

Inks:
- Pacifica,  Black, Lemon, Willow, and Poppy

Tools:
- Water blending Pen
- Z3348 Thin Cuts - Scallop Border

Embellishments:
- Z4178 - Central Park Sequins
- Z3274 - Sparkles Clear


Now it is time to "HOP" on over to Katy Taylor's Blog! If you get lost along the way, you can always go to Melissa Sanchez and start the blog from her starting point. 

We really hope that our art work has inspired you. Please be sure to leave any comments you have for the consultants along the hop, we love to get feedback on our artwork. Also, if you have any questions at all about anything you see, contact your CTMH consultant or contact me here!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting our blog hop!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, May 14, 2018

Beach Day - H2H challenges

I Love the Beach, I mean really I LOVE the Beach. I miss the beach and I need the beach so this layout was perfect to bring me back to my days camping with family at the beaches in So. Cal. I love the beach, laid back life and I miss it so much, which made this layout bittersweet for me. I loved doing it, I loved that it made me think of my happy place....BUT it really made me miss the ocean, the sound of the lapping waves and the giggles of laughter as kids play....ahhh the days....they were and are Postcard Perfect in my mind. 

I designed this layout for my Postcard Perfect Workshop for National Scrapbooking Day and I purposesly tried to keep it super simple and minimal to not take away for the simple beauty of the ocean. I think I got the feel of the sand and of the water with the papers.



Products used:

Paper:
- Postcard Perfect
- Glacier and Champagne card stock

Cutting Machines:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
     - Flip Flops and SPF are from CTMH cartridge You are here
- Silhouette Cameo 
     - Day at the Beach Title, Sun, Shells, Star Fish and Wave border

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I welcome any and all feedback! Please join us at H2H Challenges by clicking here!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Happy BIrthday - AHSC 263

Hello! I have another card for you today, if you are not noticing yet, I am so in love with the wood grain paper. This was another card from my Gimme Some workshop. I love the simplicity of the card, the wood grain paper is makes it so easy to work with. 

This was a super quick and easy birthday card. 






We would love to see your take on the sketch above, please join us at AHSC here.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, May 07, 2018

Mother's Day - H2H Challenges

This week at Heart 2 Heart challenges it is all about Mom's. Mother's Day is a bit bittersweet for me every year. I lost my own mother when I was 23 and it makes me so sad when I see all the Mother's Day stuff coming out in the stores and online. I had hoped becoming a mother would change this day for me but sadly no. I was not able to have children on my own and therefore we adopted 3 beautiful young little ladies and I could not love them more but sadly with adoption comes loss and Mother's Day is a huge trigger emotionally for them, each year gets a bit better and the day is not as bad as the one before it but I honestly try to avoid this day, we have so many happy days we celebrate together, I don't need one more, ever day is mothers day to me because I am the mom to 3 truly special, strong, gorgeous, kind, remarkable young ladies. 

So now, now onto my card....seeing how we do not do a lot with Mother's day around here I decided to skip Mother's Days cards this year and do a card inspired by my mother. My mom loved to cook and bake for us so I saw this cute little apron card and just had to make it for my inspired by card. I did this card at my Gimme Some Sugar workshop and it was a huge hit. 



Products Used:

Paper:
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Bashful and White Daisy cardstock

Embellishments:
- White Pearls
- Grey Ribbon

Stamp:
- Gimme Some Sugar card making & Thin Cuts

Ink:
- Juniper, Bashful, Heather, and Tangerine

Tools:
- Scalloped Thin Cuts
- Water Blending Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think about this or any of my projects! Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Brandi


Sunday, May 06, 2018

Postcard Perfect - Blog Hop




Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This hop is in addition to our normal monthly hop for the Stamp of the Month and we are featuring our Postcard Perfect Papers and Stamp for you.  If you have come here from Michelle Stewart'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 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Postcard Perfect 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!

Here is my project, I created this layout for my workshops. This is one of three layouts I made for our workshop. You will see the other layouts and cards in upcoming blog posts. 





Products Used:

Paper:
- Postcard Perfect
- Glacier and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- CC5184 Postcard Perfect

Ink:
- Peacock and Smoothie

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles




Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Loncar'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!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Thank you Butterflies - AHSC #262

Hello! This week I have another card from my Gimme Some Sugar card workshop. This is a thank you card featuring the light floral side of Gimme Some Sugar and I brought back the butterflies from Chelsea Gardens. 




Products Used:

Paper:
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Juniper, White Daisy, and Bashful

Stamps:
- Chelsea Garden Card making & Thin Cuts

Embellishments:
- White Pearls

Tools:
- Water Blending Pen

Ink:
- Juniper and Bashful

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. I would love to have you join us at AHSC by clicking here

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Classic Summer Bash - May SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Classic Summer Bash, a set of 25 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 25 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!



We finally had some warm weather here in my little nook of Canada and it got me so ready for the summer and playing with Classic Summer Bash made me even more ready for warmer weather, days out in the sun pool side, BBQ's and just good ole summer fun! Here is what I came up with while playing with our Classic Summer Bash.

Products used:

Paper:
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Beautiful Friendship
- White Daisy card stock

Stamps:
- Classic Summer Bash - S1805
- Postcard Perfect - CC5184

Inks / Colours:
- Fern
- Smoothie
- Canary
- Watercolour Pencils - Sunkiss Yellow

Tools:
- Water blending Pen

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles



Now "Hop" on over to Shelly Mendenhall'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! Have a great time getting inspired on our blog hop today!
Brandi