Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Sunshine




Welcome to the Close to My Heart
 April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

The featured stamp set is My Sunshine a set of 8 acrylix stamps that are compatible with our exclusive Cricut Artiste cartridge.  This compatibility makes our My Acrylix stamps an incredible value, not to mention versatile.

If you've found your way here from Love to Create this is the right place!  If you'd like to see the list of all those participating visit Kathleen's Blog. 



My Project is a layout using  the My Sunshine stamp set as embellishments.  I used only one piece of Background & Texture/Patterned paper it's from our Chantilly paper.  I  drew upon the colors in the photos to establish my color scheme. 






 My Artiste cartridge works with the stamp set and the measurements are on the carrier sheet, so it makes it super easy to get the right cuts that match the stamp set. After stamping I used pop dots and strips to raise the elements off the page to make it more interesting.  I used the large photo as a pocket to stash more photos & journal of my Grandsons carefree day on the grounds of Heidelberg Castle in Germany. 




Thank You for Viewing our Hop
We have over 50 consultants participating this month.

The next stop on the hop is Nancy's blog and her lovely creations. Be sure to hop along and you'll see all the consultants art & craft ideas. The April Stamp of the Month is available until April 30th.  Contact your CTMH consultant or visit here to see how you can get this stamp set for $5.  




Create from Your Heart,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Paper Rose


I created this for a blog hop, but an issue arose, so I'm not participating anymore. I made this card to reflect some of the trends I've been seeing in PaperCraft's, with the two sides rounded.  I used colors that remind me of Spring, or at least Spring to me. 




I used Floral Happiness to make the rose (Buttercup Ink) and the leaves (Pear, Sweet Leaf, & Topiary)  which are fussy cut, cardstock is Outdoor Denim & Pear cut with AP Cartridge, B&T is Chantilly embossed with an Anna Griffin embossing folder(Provo Craft) inked with Pear to give the embossing a pop, and White Daisy card bases. All the items I used are available here.  Hope you enjoy the card.  Thank You for hopping along!  Remember to turn your clocks ahead an hour on Sunday as we Spring forward into the season of growth.





Create from the Heart,