Monday, July 7, 2014

Up, Up & Away



Good Morning Crafters!!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  Our challenge this week is called "Up, Up & Away."  Basically the focus is on something up in the air - an airplane, helicopter, hot air balloon, butterfly, bird ... well, you get the idea.

I had so many ideas for this challenge but then I couldn't get any of them to "work".  Have you ever had that happen to you???

ANYWAY, this is what I finally came up with:


So - not sure if it is my best work but it is what I ended up with!!!  So the sentiment reads "Hello Tweet Heart" -- get it???

This is an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I used our Lollydoodle paper pack.  I also added some of our Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the card as well as the middle strip.  I used our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out the hearts (1", 1 1/4"), the Cotton Candy circle (3"), and the mat behind the bird (1 1/4").

The "HELLO", bird, and musical mat came from the stamp set "Hello Blooms". The word "TWEET" came from our LOL stamp set.  I used our Cotton Candy and Juniper inks to stamp the images.

SUPPLIES USED
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Lollydoodle paper pack (X7183B)
Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1817)
Hello Blooms stamp set (C1540)
LOL stamp set (A1159)
Sponge Daubers (Z1938)
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2193)
Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2165)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Don't forget to check out my fellow Design Team members' creations for thsi challenge!  Just click here to go to our blog.  Can't wait to see what you create for this challenge -- just link up your project on our website.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Scrapbooking Challenge



Hello Crafters!!

Today I am participating in the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog scrapbook challenge to use Red and White Daisy in a scrapbook layout.

Here's how this month's scrapbook challenge works:

"This month’s scrapbook challenge is a color combo: Red & White Daisy with the option of Blue!  It’s not a coincidence that this color combo corresponds with all of the flags of “Close To My Heart countries” and that both Canada and the United States celebrate their independence this month.  You can use any shades of blue and any neutrals to your project, but please keep the focus on Red (Ruby or Cranberry) & White Daisy.  Your project doesn't have to be patriotic, but it certainly could be!  Please mention which CTMH colors you use in your scrapbooking project.  You must also have some SPARKLE (red shimmer trim, sparkles, or base & bling, anyone?) AND sewing too!  Real or faux, it’s up to you!"

I created the following one page layout for our challenge:








I used "Ruby" as my red for this challenge.  I decided this would be a Fourth of July layout since we have plans for the upcoming holiday.  I may need another page but I will wait to see how many photos I end up with.  I did decide to add a blue to my layout and chose "Pacifica".

To get started I took out our Make it From Your Heart, Volume 1.  I used Pattern 1 on page 6 as a starting point for my layout.  I cut my cardstock pieces the same dimensions as listed but moved them around a bit and added some layers.

The "2014" was cut out using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge which were cut at 2".  The word "Independence" was cut using our exclusive Artbooking Cricut cartridge and were cut at 1".

All the stamped images came from our June Stamp of the Month "Kaboom". I random stamped the "2014" which a starburst from the stamp set to give them some dimension.

I used our Red Shimmer Trim to cover a piece of cardstock and then adhered the "2014" to the top using 3D Foam Tape.

I added the "Independence" sentiment by adhering one of our 12 x 12 Memory Protector Flip Flaps.  I can add two additional photos to the other side.  I just LOVE our flip flaps!  They come in so many sizes and can add so much to a project.

SUPPLIES USED
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Kaboom - June Stamp of the Month (S1406)

Don't forget to stop by Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to see the other layouts our Design Team created for this challenge!  Then add your own layout - can't wait to see what you create using this color combo!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy


Monday, June 2, 2014

Rhapsody in Blue


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog where, well, we're feeling a bit ... BLUE!  Not depressed -- just wanting to use predominantly blue in our projects!

I just loved this challenge -- and wait until you see what my fellow Design Team members and our Guest Designer created using this theme.  You can check out their projects by clicking here.

Here is what I made:



I used the Balloon Ride Picture My Life Scrapboking Program for the front of the card.  This kit is really awesome and includes 122 cards. I used one of the 3" x 4" cards.  It says "Getting there is half the fun".  I used Crystal Blue and Juniper cardstock for the base of the card and the mattes.  I stamped "Congratulations" from the "Banner Wishes" stamp set and used Juniper ink.

SUPPLIES USED
Picture My Life Balloon Ride Scrapbooking Program (Z1948)
Juniper Cardstock (X5752)
Crystal Blue Cardstock (1292)
Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2165)

Now that you have stopped here, don't forget to head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to check out my fellow designers' creations.  Then, link up your own project!  The guidelines to link up can be found by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Carefree Crafting Contest

Hello Crafters!

Just wanted to let you know about a great contest being offered by Close to My Heart.  (I just LOVE this company!!)

They are giving away a FREE Workshop on the Go Kit ($29.95 value) to someone who leaves a comment about which of our Workshop on the Go Kits is their favorite!  Check out the video from Kristine Widtfeldt, Vice-President for all the details:




My favorite has to be the Ariana Workshop on the Go Kit.  The papers are even MORE gorgeous in person and the layouts in the kit are awesome!  I actually already created the layouts in this kit.  You can see them by clicking here to see my blog post.

Just follow Kristine's instructions on the video for your chance to win -- hope someone I know wins!!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In the Garden - Part II

Good Morning Crafters!

Today I bring you two additional layouts using the Close to My Heart Ariana Workshop on the Go Kit.  You can check out my blog post and see the first two layouts I made using this kit by clicking here.

Here are the the next set of 2 page layouts I made using the kit:




I have to say that when I first saw this paper I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.  But once I saw it in person, I definitely changed my mind.

What I love about our Workshop on the Go Kits is that they make it SO easy to get layouts completed.  I have now completed four 2 page layouts using the kit and STILL have paper left over!   

SUPPLIES USED
Ariana Workshop on the Go Kit (G1074)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2140)
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2117)
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2172)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2164)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Here's a pic of what the Workshop on the Go Kit looks like:



The Workshop on the Go Kit includes the following products:

Ariana Paper Packet
My Acrylix™ Ariana Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
Ariana Assortment
Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Instructional Brochure 

The stamp set included in this kit is an exclusive stamp set meaning that the only way you can get a hold of this stamp set is through buying the kit.  It's a D-size stamp set that would sell on its own for $17.95.  The only additional items you would need to create this project would be the ink pads to stamp the images.

Stay tuned for what else I will be making using the "scraps" from this kit.  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Monday, May 19, 2014

In the Garden



Hello Crafters!

This has been a crazy time for us here in San Diego county.  Between the Santa Ana winds and then the fires, it's been very stressful.  So thankful that no one we knew was hurt or lost their homes. VERY grateful to ALL of the fire fighters, police officers, EMTs, volunteers, etc. that worked round the clock to save our cities.  We were all truly blessed!

This week I come to you again from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog where we feature projects using our amazing Close to My Heart products!  This week our theme was "In the Garden".  When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of our new Ariana paper pack.  It has beautiful flowers that remind me of a beautiful, fragrant garden.  Here's what the paper pack looks like:


Isn't it gorgeous???

For my project I decided to take out the Ariana Workshop on the Go Kit to create my project for this theme.  I made the first 2 page layout - see pics below:




I just love our Workshop on the Go kits -- they make it SO easy to create projects!  This is the first of my 2 page layouts.  I will next be working on the another 2 page layout.  I'll be posting those pics later this week.

SUPPLIES USED
Ariana Workshop on the Go Kit (G1074)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2140)
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2117)
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2172)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2164)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

I really love the way these 2 pages turned out.  I can't wait to get started on the next 2 page layout!  Here's a pic of what the Workshop on the Go Kit looks like:


The Workshop on the Go Kit includes the following products:

Ariana Paper Packet
My Acrylix™ Ariana Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 White Daisy Cardstock Sheets
Ariana Assortment
Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Instructional Brochure 

The stamp set included in this kit is an exclusive stamp set meaning that the only way you can get a hold of this stamp set is through buying the kit.  It's a D-size stamp set that would sell on its own for $17.95.  The only additional items you would need to create this project would be the ink pads to stamp the images.

Now that you have stopped here, don't forget to head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to check out my fellow designers' creations.  Then, link up your own project!  The guidelines to link up can be found by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Monday, May 5, 2014

Take 5



Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  Our challenge this week has the theme of "Take 5".  Basically we were asked to use 5 of a kind or use exactly 5 different  items on your project. As bonus, use the number "5" in your project.

For my "Take 5" project, I decided to make a 5 page layout using our Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking kit with one of the layouts having five photo spots.  Here you go:







All the product used in these five layouts came in the Workshop on the Go Kit.  I only had to add Saddle, Crystal Blue, and Sorbet inks to complete my project.  Well ... and our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!


SUPPLIES USED
Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go Kit (G1075)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Saddle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2171)
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2117)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2164)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Now that you have stopped here, don't forget to head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to check out my fellow designers' creations.  Then, link up your own project!  The guidelines to link up can be found by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy 

 
 
 



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

You've Got a Friend


Hello Hoppers!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's Stamp of the Month, which is called You've Got a Friend, a set of 5 stamps.


For this blog hop, we have approximately 54 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

If you came here from Toni's blog at Wholly Crafts, then you're in the right place!  To see the full list of blog hop participants, please click here.

Unfortunately I have not been able to upload my project and video for you -- please stay tuned!!!

Now "Hop" on over to Traci's blog at Create with Traci to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!!

Lucy





 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Once Upon a Time



Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  Our challenge this week has the theme of "Once Upon a Time".Now that's not about the TV show by the same name - though that would have been cool because it is a great show!

I struggled a bit with this theme but finally came up with the following:




I made a 6" x 6" scrapbook layout using our paper pack Balloon Ride as well as our silver glitter paper.  My "knight in shining armor" was cut from the Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut out the letters in the layout using our exclusive Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I believe they were cut at 1".

So it reads "you are my ..." shining knight.  Get it?!?!?  It's for a pic of my dear hubby when I find a good one that I like.  I think I'm either going to frame this and hang it up OR make several 6" x 6" layouts to put on our Designed Decor Flipstand Album.  Here's what that looks like:


What do you think?  I just LOVE this flip stand album because it's such a cute way to display pics OR even recipe cards!  I will put my 6" x 6" layouts in our 6" x 6" Flip Flaps so that they won't get messed up by dirty hands going through the album.  

SUPPLIES USED
Balloon Talk paper pack (X7180B)
Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Honey cardstock (X5668)
Black and Grey Glitter paper (Z1829)
Sorbet cardstock (X5751)
Black cardstock (1386)

Now that you have stopped here, don't forget to head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to check out my fellow designers' creations.  Then, link up your own project!  The guidelines to link up can be found by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy





Monday, March 31, 2014

Balloon Talk


Hello Hoppers!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's Stamp of the Month, which is called Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps.


For this blog hop, we have approximately 54 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

If you came here from Jill's blog at Scrap Wench, then you're in the right place!  To see the full list of blog hop participants, please click here.

First let me share with you my YouTube video which gives you a close up look at Balloon Talk as well as the cards I made using this really cute stamp set:


Here are "still" pictures of the cards I made:








The first picture is a card that I made from page 13 of our 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  I followed pretty closely along to what you see in the book but I did change out the shimmer trim and glitter gems.  [Remember that you can find the "recipes" listing all the products used for ALL the projects you see in our Idea Book by clicking here.  As you can see, the background was made by random stamping the word bubble in Hollyhock and Goldrush inks.

The set of mini cards were so fun to make.  They measure 3" x 3" in size.  I used random stamping on the last card again because I think it looks so cool.

SUPPLIES USED
Lollydoodle paper pack (X7183B)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)
Balloon Talk - April Stamp of the Month (S1404)
Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2128)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)


Now "Hop" on over to Kim's blog at Creative Hands and Hearts to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my projects. Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy 


Monday, March 24, 2014

Country Flair



Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  Our challenge this week has the theme of "country flair".

Here's what I made:




I used our Jubilee paper pack to create my A2 size card.  For the pattern or "blueprint", I used the Jubilee Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit to make my card.  The directions were actually for a scrapbook layout.  That's what I love about our kits!  You aren't just limited to one specific project.  Honestly, aren't scrapbook layouts just big cards and vice-versa??

My husband and I are planning on having a couple of barbecues this summer and so I thought this would be fun to use for our invites.  The stamp set I used for the sentiments and the pig and chicken is called Fancy Flair.


SUPPLIES USED
Jubilee paper pack (X7181B)
Jubilee Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit (G1076)
Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2162)
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2116)
Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2130)
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2106)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2114)
Fancy Flair stamp set (B1440)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

Now that you have stopped here, don't forget to head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to check out my fellow designers' creations.  Then, link up your own project!  The guidelines to link up can be found by clicking here.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy






Thursday, March 20, 2014

Celebrate


Good Morning Crafters!

This morning I come to you from Card-a-Day Blog.  Our theme this week is Congratulations cards.  Here is what I made:


I love this card because of the colors and because I think I would be able to send it either a male OR a female.  Now unfortunately the paper I used is from a retired Close to My Heart paper pack called For Always - sorry!   BUT it's from the Workshop on the Go card kit using that paper.  We do have more of the kits - just not that one.  You can find out more about our Workshop on the Go kits by clicking here.  They are great because they include everything you need to make the cards (except for the ink pads) AND they have a Workshop on the Go Guide that tells you EXACTLY how to make the cards in the kit.  Now, you can obviously change up the cards and make them any way you want but sometimes it's nice to have a "plan" in place.

Please don't forget to stop by Card-a-Day blog by clicking here to check out the other cards our fabulous design team has made AND to submit your cards into our monthly challenge to be eligible for the giveaway.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Place


 Hello Hoppers!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring March's Stamp of the Month, which is called Happy Place, a set of 7 stamps.





For this blog hop, we have approximately 53 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month 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!

If you came here from Joy's blog at Wow ... did you make that?, then you're in the right place!  To see the full list of blog hop participants, please click here.

For my post today, I not only created a card using this cute stamp set but also a video showcasing the stamp set. First, the card:



I also made a video showcasing this stamp set as well as my card.  You can view my video by clicking here OR below:




This card is an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I used our exclusive paper pack Jubilee to create my card.  I just love the colors in this paper pack! This paper pack comes with 6 double-sided designer papers (2 each of 3 designs) and 6 sheets of coordinating cardstock.  I used Coca ink to stamp the sentiment "what i love most about my HOME is who i share it with".  I used Cranberry ink to stamp the 3 hearts in the corner.

I cut the house using our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 42, C2, Shift, < House > cut at 3 1/2" x 5" using the Fit to Length key.


SUPPLIES USED
Jubilee paper pack (X7181B)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2114)
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2116)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

You can purchase any of the products I used in my projects by clicking here or by sending me an email by clicking here.

Now "Hop" on over to Krista's blog at Let's Give 'em Something to Scrap About to see her work. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Hope you enjoyed my project. Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy