Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch

I am honored to have been asked to be a guest designer for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.  


Here is the sketch I had to work with:


And my card:


I created this card using Artfully Sent, but created it at 4.25 x 5.5, standard card size.  I used Confetti Wishes Papers , Silver Shimmer Trim and Build A Cake stamp set.  

Be sure to head over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog to join in the fun!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Heart2Heart Sketch Challenge


This weeks' challenge at Heart2Heart is a Sketch Challenge.  


Here's my interpretation:





When I stamped "Thankful" I inked the stamp with Goldrush Ink, then I swiped Cocoa ink over it, giving it a streaky look.  

Be sure to check out the sketch challenge over at Heart2Heart this week!



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stampers With Attitude Blog Hop- Artfully Sent

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  


Who are the Stampers with Attitude????  This is the team led by my upline Kimberly Moss!!!

If you are coming here from Sheila's Blog you are on the right path. 

October's theme is  Artfully Sent with an Attitude! 

I have really been enjoying playing with Artfully Sent!  It's so fun and easy to work with :)  




Today's card features papers from the Confetti Wishes Paper Pack and the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals and has cuts from a couple different cards. 





I cut the Pocket Card Happy at 4"



For the inside of the card, I cut the pop up at 7"



And then cut this tag at 7" to stamp the sentiment on. 


This is one of my favorite cards yet :)

Products used:
X7189B
X7189B $9.95



Z2033
Z2033 $19.95





E1027 $29.95

Z3017
Z3017 $99.00




The next team member on our blog hop is Melinda-- be sure to check out her fabulous Artfully Sent artwork.  Be sure to leave a comment too :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A-LO-HA!!! It's official!

It's official!!!!



I have earned my 3rd consecutive CTMH Incentive Trip!!  In February 2015, I will take my mom and my 2 kids on an all expense paid trip to the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii!  The kids are super excited, the hubs is bummed that he can't join us and mom is happy to take another trip with us!



OF COURSE, none of this would be possible without the loyal support of YOU, my friends and customers!  

So THANK YOU!!!!!!

and A-LO-HA!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Artfully Sent- What is your Guilty Pleasure??

We all have them.  What's your guilty pleasure?  Is it reality TV?  A midnight snack?  Chocolate?  


Heart2Heart is showcasing Guilty Pleasure projects this week, stop on by and check them out! k

I'll admit, this time of year, I LOOOVE Candy Corn!  I don't know what it is about that waxy little candy, but I cannot resist them.  



Thanks to Artfully Sent, I can enjoy them in paper form too!



This card was cut at 5" in black. I trimmed the card from to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4.  The card base was cut from Slate Cardstock, then I added Silver Shimmer Trim to the edges.  I added White Daisy, Canary and Sunset cardstock to the back of the card, and embellished with Silver Sequins.  

Products used:

Head over to Heart2Heart and enter this week's challenge!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month- Home For the Holidays

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for Home For the Holidays

If you have come here from Maureen's Blog you're on the right path.  This month we have 70+ amazing artists' blogs for you to visit.  If you get lost along the way, check here:  

I love this stamp set!  It will make some awesome gift tags as well as Christmas cards :)  Home for the Holidays coordinates with Art Philosophy, making your stamping so much faster, simpler and easier!









Today I have a card I created using a pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol 1.   Snowhaven papers.  I used the Snowhaven Paper Pack, Black Glitter Paper and Red Shimmer Trim.  I stamped the sentiment twice, once in Glacier ink and once in Ruby ink.  I added foam tape to pop up the sentiment.  


 

The October Stamp of the Month is available from October 1-31.  It is only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website!

The next blogger in our hop is Peachy Iris G. Lamb I know you will see amazing artwork from her and ALL the other consultants on this hop.  

Happy Hopping!!! 


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy Birthday with Artfully Sent

Need a quick and easy birthday card???  Pull out your Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge, add paper and cut- it's really that easy!


I used the "G" key, cutting out the swing card from Confetti Wishes paper.  Then I cut the Happy Birthday sentiment in Black Glitter Paper.  I added white cardstock on the inside of the card, and stamped "2 U!" on it with the Artfully Sent Alphabet.  


Supplies used:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Artfully Sent- My Favorite Tool

Heart2Heart Challenges is featuring your Favorite Tool this week.  Are you a fan of the new Score Board?  Do you love the Mini Stapler?  How about the fabulous Embossing Folders?

My FAVORITE new tool is the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge.  

Here is one of my first cards that I created with this fabulous cartridge:


I used the "R" key for this card, cutting it out in Juniper Cardstock, then again using a patterned paper from the Brushed Paper Pack.  I lined the butterfly opening with another pattern from Brushed.  I added Sparkles and Aqua Dots to the butterflies.  



Supplies:
Brushed Paper Pack
Sparkles
Aqua Dots
Cricut Artfully Sent

Head over to Heart2Heart to see what the other favorite tools are!!

Now that it's here, how about a deal!?!?

Valid now-9/30
Purchase Artfully Sent $99, get a Paper Pack of your choice OR B-Sized Stamp set for FREE.  
How this works:  order your Cricut Artfully Sent Bundle online HERE.  Once I get email confirmation of your order, I will contact you to see what Paper Pack or Stamp Set you would like :)

 

How would you like to get an additional $25 in FREE products???????
Bump your order up to $150 in products and you will get $25 to spend on stamps, paper packs, cardstock, inks, or markers!  SWEET DEAL!!!!!!
So in addition to your Artfully Sent Cartrdige, add another $50 to your order and you will get $25 FREE :)  EMAIL ME YOUR ORDER ASAP!!!!

Sup? Cricut Artfully Sent is HERE!!!!

I am sooooo excited that Cricut Artfully Sent is finally available!  I ordered mine right away and it came on Tuesday!  I got to play with it this week!

You better get ready because I will have TONS of FUN cards to share with you!!!!  

With 400 designs... I could make cards all day every day for weeks!!!!

Here is my first card!  




Sup?  My hubby says this all the time, so I made him a cute little card :)

This card was cut from the very first key, "1".  



Supplies:
Pacifica, Whisper & White Daisy Cardstock
Cricut Artfully Sent
Red Enamel Hearts



Now that it's here, how about a deal!?!?

Valid now-9/30
Purchase Artfully Sent $99, get a Paper Pack of your choice OR B-Sized Stamp set for FREE.  
How this works:  order your Cricut Artfully Sent Bundle online HERE.  Once I get email confirmation of your order, I will contact you to see what Paper Pack or Stamp Set you would like :)

 

How would you like to get an additional $25 in FREE products???????
Bump your order up to $150 in products and you will get $25 to spend on stamps, paper packs, cardstock, inks, or markers!  SWEET DEAL!!!!!!
So in addition to your Artfully Sent Cartrdige, add another $50 to your order and you will get $25 FREE :)  EMAIL ME YOUR ORDER ASAP!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Studio J Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio J Blog Hop!!!!


If you are coming here from Rebecca's Blog you are on the right path. 

September's theme is  Anything Goes!

Today I want to share with you a layout from my most recent Studio J order.  This one is from Convention 2013! I love my girls and we have the BEST time each year at convention!

We've got Team Spirit, yes we do!!!!!!



I used the Daydream paper pack, which I love for Princess and girly girl photos.  


Hop on over to my friend Traci's Blog to see more Studio J fun!


1000th Post!!!!!


I can't believe this!!!!!  I've been blogging for 6 1/2 years now and this is my 1000th post!!!!!

This started out as a sketch blog and a place to share my artwork.  It has transformed to my Close To My Heart blog, where I share my artwork along with all things CTMH.  

THANK YOU to all my viewers!  THANK YOU to all my followers!  THANK YOU to all my subscribers!  Your support means the world to me :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop- Scaredy Cat

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  

Who are the Stampers with Attitude????  This is the team led by
 my upline Kimberly Moss!!!

If you are coming here from Melinda's Blog you are on the right path. 

September's theme is  Scaredy Cat Artwork with an Attitude! 


To continue with the sharing of my Scaredy Cat Workshop Kit, here is the 3rd and final layout you can create with this kit!

Halloween




This layout is based on a pattern from Magic.  I used lots of Purple Shimmer Trim, the Scaredy Cat Compliments and Scaredy Cat Assortment.  


Be sure to check out ALL the Scaredy Cat projects and workshop information HERE!
Products used:
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment 6.95
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim 4.95



The next team member on our blog hop is Sheila-- be sure to check out her fabulous Scaredy Cat artwork.  Be sure to leave a comment too :)





Friday, September 12, 2014

Scaredy Cat--- Trick Or Treat Layout

I am so excited about this Scaredy Cat Workshop Kit!!! 

Create THREE 2-page layouts PLUS THREE cards with this fabulous Scaredy Cat Workshop! 
Today I want to show you the 2nd of the 3 layouts you can create with this kit :)

Trick - Or- Treat





This layout is based on a pattern from Magic. The title is cut from Artiste using Purple Glitter Paper.  The Scaredy Cat Compliments add to the layout and silver sequins make great embellishments.  


Be sure to check out ALL the Scaredy Cat projects and workshop information HERE!
Products used:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scaredy Cat Layouts--- Autumn Harvest

I am so excited about this Scaredy Cat Workshop Kit!!! 

Create THREE 2-page layouts PLUS THREE cards with this fabulous Scaredy Cat Workshop! 
Today I want to show you the first of the 3 layouts you can create with this kit :)
Autumn Harvest:



Some close ups!

This layout is based on a pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2.  I cut all images from Artiste in Sunset, Black and Purple Glitter Paper.  The Scaredy Cat Assortment & Compliments make great embellishments.  


Be sure to check out ALL the Scaredy Cat projects and workshop information HERE!
Products used:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scaredy Cat- Trick Or Treat Card

I am so excited about this Scaredy Cat Workshop Kit!!! 

Create THREE 2-page layouts PLUS THREE cards with this fabulous Scaredy Cat Workshop! 
Here is another of the cards you can create...
Trick Or Treat


Here's the inside of the card (the coloring is off a little)


This card base was cut from Artiste in Thistle Cardstock, then again in black cardstock.  The Pumpkin is from the Scaredy Cat Compliments.  Trick Or Treat was also cut from Artiste.  The sentiment No Tricks, only Treats was stamped from Halloween Greetings.   I embellished with White Enamel Stars and Purple Shimmer Trim.
Be sure to check out ALL the Scaredy Cat projects and workshop information HERE!
Products used:

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