It's National Stamping Month!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Thank you for stopping by to view my submission for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge number 436. Being at the end of the month I decided to use some of the new Close To My Heart product that will be available for you tomorrow, September first!
I really like the current trend of slimline cards. I love the shape and how we can take advantage of it. I see many more of these cards in my future! So says my crystal ball...
Any season but summer is my favorite, so I'm working on fall themes already. I love this autumn tree paper that is part of our new Pumpkin Spice paper pack. And I think it's perfect for a slimline card, right?
Here is the sketch for this month:
You know I use my own perspective of the proposed sketch but I did use the wood themed background paper (trees are wood, right?) and here's where my "dots" come into play.
They are almost too subtle.
Now it's your turn. Head on over to AHSC, grab the sketch and then create a card to play along.
Here's what I used to make my card. These items are available at the time of this post or while supplies last.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Please stop by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and think about playing along with us. If you don't want to play you can still OOoo and AAaahh over the the artwork.
Here's what I used for this week's challenge. All products are available at the time of this blog posting or while supplies last, unless otherwise noted:
Thursday, August 12, 2021
We are quickly approaching the end of the Close To My Heart annual core catalog cycle and I decided to feature some retiring colors in my classes before they are gone. Chillin' With My Gnomies features Fern & Peacock, two beautiful colors that are simply lovely together. I can't resist Gnomes so I had to show them off, too!
I added some clear gloss paste to the sunglass lenses for this little Gnome in the middle. It added some great dimension and really darkened them up.
This card was so fun to put together. It's inspired by someone else but I really don't know who. A friend of mine showed me the card I was inspired by, however, it was sent to her from someone else. I'm sorry I can't give credit for the original inspiration.
Below is a list of the products used. The inventory for the Peacock and Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pads is already getting low. If you have either or both of those colors already you may want to get a re-inker.
These products are available as of August 11, 2021 or while supplies last.
Z3682 - Fancy Border Thin Cuts
Z2474 - Ice Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2481 - Coral TriBlend Marker
Z2490 - Ice Blue TriBlend Marker
Z9999 - Essential Blends Marker Bundle (I used 12 of the 24 so I thought I should share the bundle with you)
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a shout-out to the Close To My Heart Color of the Year, Blue Belle. This color was announced last September and is about to retire as of August 31st. It's such a gorgeous color - it makes me sad to see it go!
Saturday, July 24, 2021
You still have a few days to play along with this sketch. It's a good one, right?
Friday, July 16, 2021
The kit does not include supplies or directions to make the cards into shakers. I wish I had thought of this idea but it was shared with me by another CTMH Maker, Andrea Mahaffey.
If you would like to make these along with me (in my virtual live class online) all the information is in my previous blog post, here, for convenience.
I hope you will join me!