Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring, Easter, Girlfriends? Brushed is the Answer!

Since the current Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations debuted in August 2014, I've been aching to use the "Brushed" paper pack.  I've delayed doing so because I follow the seasons and it's truly a spring or summer paper. 

Finally, the time is now! 

These two layouts are so versatile.  I can see them filled with photos of my yard filled with the fresh blooms of my spring bulbs.  Or photos of little ones hunting Easter eggs in their new spring duds - cute flowered hats included for the girls, of course.  Or how about a couple of layouts of your own time spent with your BFFs?  

And lastly, some detail close ups.  I love using the embossing folders to create more interest and textures.

For these layouts I used the Brushed Workshop on the Go.  It includes the Brushed Assortment of cute metalic flowers, a roll of Washi tape, and the stamp set used on the first layout.  

Here is a complete list of items used and links to my website: 

X7190B - Brushed Paper Packet
Z3013 - Brushed Assortment
G1087 - Brushed Workshop on the Go (includes prior 2 items plus stamp set)
Z1994 - Floral Embossing Folder
Z1924 - Dot Embossing Folder
Z2644 - Pixie Exclusive Inks pad 
Z2128 - Hollyhock Exclusive Inks pad
Z2643 - Canary Exclusive Inks pad

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration!

Friday, March 6, 2015


I want to share my Valentine Day project with you, but first I have to apologize. 

1) This post is so late because I wanted to be sure all the gifts were received before posting.

2) I sent them all away before I got the "real" photos. You know, the ones of the project finished? 

These photos were taken as it was a "work in progress."  The bling and final touches are missing.  But I think you can still see the intention and be hopefully be inspired.  

My Valentine goodies were sent out in quart size paint cans, purchased from Home Depot.  I used the Close To My Heart "Heartstrings" paper pack and complements to decorate the cans.  Added after the photos was some more bling and Cricut cuts to personalize the lids.  

I added a bag full of strawberry muddy buddies to the cans as my treat.  That recipe can be found here Sweetheart Buddies.

Heartstrings & Complements can only be purchased through the end of March.  Find them on my website, Heartstrings.

Sure hope your Valentine's day was good.  My sweetie completely spoiled me!