Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Merry Everything - AHSC 242

Hi! Today I have a fun card for you. I just adore these gingerbread men thin cuts and stamp. How adorable are they. I going to make gingerbread people with my girls this year just so that I can use these on a layout...yeah I do stuff like that!


 
Products Used:

Paper:
- Beary Christmas
- White Daisy and New England Ivy card stock

Ink:
- Toffee
- Cranberry
- Black

Stamp:
- S1510 Twinkle (retired)
- Z3378 Gingerbread Friends

Embellishments:
- Z3090 Red Enamel Gems

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

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

You are Here - Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop for the You are Here Cricut cartridge!  

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:
- Fundamentals - Adventure cardstock
- White Daisy card stock
 
Cricut:
- You are Here cartridge
 

Now "Hop" on over to Jennifer Dykstra's 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, Cricut is phasing out physical cartridges so be sure to orders your soon before they are all gone and it is just digital. Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thanks for stopping by!
Brandi
 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Warm Wishes - AHSC 241

Here is the next card we created in my Beary Christmas workshop. I just adore the sentiment on this card so I wanted to make it the focal point so I matted rather than stamping directly onto the paper.




I also kept this one simple to let the poinsettia paper stand out. Poinsettias are very special to me, my mother who passed away 14 years ago absolutely loved Christmas and especially poinsettias. This paper actually reminded me of a Christmas eve we had that just made my mom so happy. My oldest brother worked at a department store called Gemco (no longer in business, it is now a Target) and he had to work Christmas eve. After closing the store managers told the employees they could take home any of the remaining live Christmas flowers as no one would want them on the 26th once Christmas is over. Most of his friends left empty handed, he was a teenager after all, what teenage boy is going to pick up a poinsettia? My brother sure did and not just one, his manager said take what you want so he took A LOT. We were not home, if I remember correctly we were at my aunts house that night when he got off work and he put them all over our house. I will never forget how beautiful our house looked with all the poinsettias and how absolutely stunned and happy my mom was when she saw what he did. Such a small gesture but instead of going out with his friends, he did this for her. I think of it every year and I must have a poinsettia in my home at Christmas to have a bit of my mom with me over the holidays.

Products Used:

Paper:
- Beary Christmas
- White Daisy, New England Ivy, and Cranberry card stock

Ink:
- New England Ivy

Stamp:
- M1182 Mistletoe Kisses

Embellishments:
- Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

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

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Sunday, December 03, 2017

A Little Bit of Pun - SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December SOTM, which is A Little Bit of Pun, a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from
Priscilla Gotham'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!

Here is my project for the month. I just love these "punny" stamp sets, the minute I see them, I order them. I just love the cheeky nature of them. I really enjoyed playing with the Fundamentals on my Girl Guide layout so I got them out again for this card.







Project Details:

Paper:
- Adventure Fundamentals
- White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Black, Pear, and Blossom

Stamps:
- S1712 - A Little Bit of Pun

Tools:
- Water blending pen Medium


Now "Hop" on over to  Jean McNulty's 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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!
Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi



Monday, November 27, 2017

Girls Night Out - H2H Anything Goes

This week at Heart 2 Heart we are having an Anything Goes theme and I have a layout that I did a few months ago that I never posted but it is one of my favourites and I really was very proud of this layout so even though the paper pack is retired I am going to post it anyways. I did this one for one of my workshops from the Prickly Pear paper pack and really loved how different it was to the image of Prickly Pear with the Cacti and Llamas.
The title was cut out using my Silhouette and some fonts I had on my computer.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see what I created. We would love to see what you come up with.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Joy - AHSC #239


Hello...Happy Holidays. Over the next few posts you will see the cards that were featured in my Beary Christmas card workshop. I will be honest, I was not 100% sure if I liked this paper when it first came out, the bears, I was like really...Christmas Bears? But I am a convert. I love the paper. It was so fun and easy to work with. I hope you like my Beary Christmas cards!
 
 

 

Products Used:

Paper:
- Beary Christmas
- White Daisy Cardstock

Ink:
- New England Ivy
- Cranberry

Stamp:
- Z4046 Beary Christmas card making and Thin Cuts

Embellishments:
- Z3090 Red Enamel Gems

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

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop


Welcome to our Just for Fun with Fundamentals Blog Hop!  We will be featuring projects made with the Fundamentals paper packs.  If you have come here from  Miss Carrie’s Creations 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!


I love the versatility of the Fundamentals paper pack, it can be used for anything at all. As you can see here I have used it to scrapbook my daughters enrollment into Sparks with Girl Guides of Canada.  I love that this paper pack can be used for so many different thing....school, hair cuts, baking, park, pool, bikes, pets, any family member or any event. It is so much fun to play with.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to help me with the title of this layout and the little clovers of the Girl Guides logo, I copied it into my Silhouette and after a simple trace of the logo I had a file I could cut with.

Products used:
Paper:
- Adventure Fundamentals
- Pacifica and white Daisy card stock

Tools:
- Z3347 Hearts Border
- Silhouette Cameo
- Silhouette Sketch Pens

I did not use much on this layout besides the paper but I think it looks awesome and will do a great job of helping my littlest munchkin remember her days as a Spark with Girl Guides of Canada. I do apologize for the no pictures on the layout, however I am not able to post pictures of my little ones as our adoption is not finalized as of yet, so I will add them now that I have taken the picture of the layouts.
Now "Hop" on over to  Michelle Rowley’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!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi