Monday, April 23, 2018

With Sympathy - H2H Challenges

This week we have a colour challenge for you from H2H challenges. Create a project using CTMH colours Peacock, Bashful, Blossom and White Daisy. These are colours featured in this months paper pack Gimme Some Sugar. 

I have been working on my workshop for this paper pack so you will see a lot of my workshop over the next few posts. The card I have for you today is a sympathy card. I sadly had to put my beloved Cocoa Puff, our 11 year old Beagle down on Friday and so sympathy and sadness were on my mind as I was making cards for this workshop. Sympathy cards are never fun to make and sneak up suddenly so I do try to sneak them into my workshops every so often so my customers will have one on hand if needed. 

Products Used:

Paper:
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Peacock, White Daisy, and Heather card stock

Ink:
- Tangerine, Peacock, Blush, and Bashful

Stamp:
- Gimme Some Sugar Scrapbooking

Embellishments:
- Peacock Stitched Ribbon

Thanks for stopping and by checking out my project. We would love to have you join us for any of our current challenges, just visit us at Heart 2 Heart challenges here

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Brandi

Friday, April 20, 2018

Picture My Life (PML) - Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month optional blog hop where we feature different items from Close to my Heart. This month we are featuring different ideas and ways to use the Picture My Life (PML) cards that are included in all paper packs and can be ordered separately.

We have 20 people participating in this blog hop. You most likely are either starting here or you are coming to me from Catherine Nowak. If at any time you get lost you can go to Melissa Robinson and start from her blog to go around all 20 consultant websites.


For my card I used the Gimme Some Sugar paper pack and 2 of the PML cards. The pink Buffalo Plaid and the bowl was cut out from one that said "life is short, like the bowl." I cut the bowl out and filled it with flowers. 

Products used:

Paper:
- Gimme Some Sugar
- Bashful and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Juniper, Tangerine, Bashful, Blossom and Peacock

Stamp:
- Gimme Some Sugar Scrapbooking

Embellishments:
- White Pearls

If you see any projects you like and you want to purchase the items please reach out to your consultant for ordering. If you do not have a consultant and are in Canada please feel free to contact me. If you are in the US, Australia, or New Zealand, I can help you find a consultant in your area who can assist you. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I welcome any comments and feedback on my projects. I hope you will continue around the blog hop and visit Gina Brandstetter and continue on in our hop. 

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Brandi


Monday, April 16, 2018

Caught in the Act - H2H Challenge

This week our theme at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is "Framed" now many in the paper crafting world would think frames and matting and beautiful stuff like that but not me. I have 3 very beautiful but wild and crazy girls who are always into and up to something so my first thought was busted! I also had a customer request a layout about being busted or caught in the act for our upcoming workshop as she has a little guy who like my girls is always up to something. So they are "framed" because we are always watching them. 


Products Used:

Paper:
- Stargazer
- Sapphire, Canary, Cranberry, and White Daisy card stock

Embellishments:
- Stargazer Dots
- Clear Sparkles

Ink:
- Sapphire, Cranberry, and Pacifica

Stamp:
- D17157 - Stargazer Scrapbooking

Cutting Machine:
- Silhouette Cameo

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. I hope you will join us and play along at Heart2Heart Challenges by clicking here!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, April 09, 2018

Out of this world - H2H Challenges

Hello! Happy Monday to you! I have a new challenge for you all, this week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is Out of this World. What do you find to be "Out of this World?" 

I have an out of this world layout for you this week. I created this layout for my workshop ladies, this was a super fun layout to pull together. I love the title, Love you to the Moon and Back!



Products Used:

Paper:
- Stargazer
- White Daisy, Poppy, Pacifica, Goldrush, and Black

Stamp:
- Stargazer card and thin cuts
- Stargazer Scrapbooking


Ink:
- Poppy
- Pacificia

Tools:
- Water Blending Pen
- Silhouette Cameo

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge. You have until April 30th to enter for this challenge. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi



Sunday, April 01, 2018

Colour your life - SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is Colour your Life a set of 12 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy Kessler's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.



This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM 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!

This is a card I made for a very special volunteer who is there to help my girls during difficult days during our adoption process. There is a special volunteer recognition event coming up and I really want her to know how special she is to us. 



Products used:

Paper:
- Chelsea Gardens

Ink:
- Charcoal

Stamp:
- S1804 - Colour your Life

Embellishments
- Clear Sparkles
- Clear Shimmer Brush
- Whisper Extra Thick Twine
Now "Hop" on over to Shelly Mendenhall's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until !  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my projects. I hope you will loop through and see all of the other great artwork created with this months SOTM.

Brandi

Friday, March 16, 2018

Step Right Up - Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop for the Step Right Up constant campaign!  During this blog hop you will see a variety of consultant projects using many of the different stamps and papers that Close to my Heart has put together for the Step Right Up paper pack and stamp set.  If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

This month we have 12 different CTMH consultants showcasing their art work featuring Step Right Up!


This is what is included in the promotion. You can purchase all products individually as well. 




And here is my project! I have some great pictures of my girls at our local fair that will work so awesome with this layout and this stamp set. I must have known years ago that this would be coming because I dressed them all in red that day! (Yes, I am a scrapper and when they were younger and I had control over the wardrobe decisions, I did not match them but I did colour coordinate them to make it easier to pick paper for layouts!)






Products used:
Paper:
- Cranberry, Saffron, Sapphire, and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- Step Right Up

Ink:
- Cranberry, Saffron, Sapphire, and Black

Embellishments:
- Gold Pearls
- Red Shimmer Trim
- Bitty Sparkles


Now "Hop" on over to Krista Hershberger 's to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get the Step Right Up products. 


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Whale Done - AHSC #255

Hello! Today I bring you my project for the AHSC design team. I just love working with the sketches! Here is the card I created for this weeks sketch:




 
 
I have been dying to play with the Make Waves Cardmaking stamp set, I love all things punny!
 
Products used:
 
Paper:
- Make Waves
- White Daisy and Emerald card stock
 
Stamp:
- Z4160 Make Waves cardmaking
 
Ink/Colouring:
- Black ink pad
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work, I would love to have you join us and show your work at AHSC. To play along with us, click here!
 
Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi