Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thin Cuts - Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the CTMH consultant blog hop...we typically do two a month, one on the first to show off the Stamp of the month and then a second to feature a paper pack, product, special or something else with CTMH. Tonight we are featuring....Thin Cuts. That is right, this months blog hop is all about Thin Cuts. If you have been on the fence about investing in a set there is a good chance it will be featured in at least one of the blogs you stop at tonight! 



If you have come to my blog from Vickie ODell's Blog you are in the right spot and welcome!

Tonight I am bringing you a layout I have created for my upcoming workshop featuring the I Heart Us paper pack. 




Products Used:

Paper:
- I Heart Us
- Lagoon, Bluebird, Pear, Thistle, Pixie, Canary, Raspberry, Black, and White Daisy card       stock

Stamps:
- C1669 Emojis (retired)
- D1772 Documented (retired)
- D1826 I Heart Us Scrapbooking

Ink:
- Lagoon, Bluebird, Pear, Thistle, Pixie, Canary, and Raspberry

Thin Cuts:
- Circles
- Decorative Borders
- Banners (almost sold out!)
  
Embellishments:
- I Heart Us Sequins

Thanks so much for taking the time to swing by my blog and check out my work. I welcome any and all feedback! Once you are done here, it is time to hop on over to Lauren Moore's Blog and see what great project she has with the CTMH Thin Cuts. 

If you see any products you just love and cant live without, please contact your CTMH consultant, if you do not have one and are in Canada I would be happy to assist you with getting those products, if you are not in Canada I will help place you with a consultant in your home country who would be happy to assist you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Brandi












Thinking of you - AHSC #304

Hello! Today I bring a card I made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I love these sketches they make it so easy to make cards and I often use the sketches for my workshop cards and this is one of them. The sketches have made it so easy to make cards when I am out of ideas!





Products used:

Paper:
- I Heart Us
- Raspberry and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- I Heart Us card making
- S1901 Card Captions

Ink:
- Sweet Leaf, Raspberry, and Pixie
- Black Pen

Embellishments:
- Bitty Sparkles


Thanks for stopping by, I welcome any and all feedback. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi


Monday, February 11, 2019

A Day in the Sun - H2H I Heart Us

Happy Monday!

Today I am a bit late posting this layout. I really struggled with this one and so I am running a bit late for my Design Team duty posting but, in my opinion it is better to be late and happy with a project than to put something out that I am not happy with. I am still not 100% happy with it, I feel it is missing something but it will come to me and I will add it. But for now, this is what I have come up with.....





Products Used:

Paper:
- I Heart Us
- White Daisy, Lagoon, and Black card stock

Stamp:
- D1718 Some Kinda Wonderful
- A Thousand Words

Ink:
- Bluebir, Thistle, and Raspberry

Embellishments:
- Black and White Dots

Sunday, February 10, 2019

I Heart Us - February Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our Cross Canada blog hop featuring the I Heart Us paper pack. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop simply contact me or your local CTMH consultant and we will be happy to get that order placed for you!

If you have reached me you have just come from the blog of the very talented Diana

I really love this paper pack and I have had so much fun working with it. I love the colours and they are making me so ready for spring. In our family do we things together all the time but we have what we call Family Fun Days and that is where the entire day is spent doing something fun, going somewhere we don't normally do, eating out and just having fun together as a family, these are typically all day events and can be one bigger event like a zoo or amusement park or doing a bunch of different things like going to the local pool and then heading to a baseball game in the evening. So in honour of our Family Fun Days....I created this layout to document one of our many family fun days together. 



(sorry for the shadow going across the right lower corner, no matter how many pictures I took, just could not get rid of it!)

Products Used:

Paper:
- I Heart Us
- Pixie, Canary, Lagoon, Thistle, Sweat Pea, Bluebird, and White Daisy

Ink:

- Bluebird
- Lagoon

Stamp:
- I Heart Us Scrapbooking 

Embellishments:
- I Heart Us Sequins
- Clear Sparkles

If you don't mind taking a few minutes to let me your thoughts on my project I would really appreciate it. 

Now that you are done here at my blog it is time to jump on over to Janet's blog to check our her great artwork. If you get lost at all along the way, you can start with Michelle's blog and she will take from the east coast to the west coast!

Thanks for hopping along with us across Canada!


Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Happy Birthday - AHSC 301

Hello and welcome to Wednesday post with a sketch from AHSC. I really liked todays sketch and found it super easy to work with, this card came together so quickly, I was shocked...

Here is the sketch and the card:





Products Used:

Paper:
- Something Fierce
- Pewter and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- Music Speaks

Ink:
- Black Memento
- Carolina, Bluebird, and Pewter

Embellishments:
- Black and White Enamel Dots

If you want to play along, click here to link up your project! We would love to see your take on this sketch!

Monday, February 04, 2019

Amish Cinnamon Bread - H2H Recipe challenge

Hello! Happy Monday to you all. Today at H2H Challenges we have a recipe challenge for you. The recipe can be an actual cooking type of recipe, a sketch or challenge recipe type, or anything that requires you to follow a "recipe."

I chose to do an actual recipe, see I bought the Cut Above Recipe Kit - Kitchen Traditions about 6 months ago and the Holiday version from the Holiday Expressions Idea Book and I have not touched it yet. So this was the perfect opportunity to get it out and get started documenting our recipes.

I chose a family favourite and one I knew had pictures of one of my daughters helping me make and that is my husband's favourite...Amish Cinnamon Bread. 






Products Used:

- Z4168 Cut Above Recipe Kit - Kitchen Traditions
- White Daisy card stock
- D1770 Kitchen Traditions stamp set
- Z2105 Black Ink
- Black Cricut Pen


Now that I have this one done and in the album I am committing myself to writing out one recipe per week, this keeps it manageable and less daunting of a project. I also have some family members that I will be asking to write out the recipes that they make that our family favourites. I wish I had some of my moms old recipes that she made all the time but never had written down and now that is gone for over 20 years memories are fading and it would be awesome to have those memories in her writing to hand down to my girls. While I missed the opportunity with my mom, I will not miss anymore. I will also be having my girls write out their own favourites that we make when I teach them how to make our family favourites.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Friday, February 01, 2019

Heartfelt Sentiments - SOTM Blog Hop



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is Heartfelt Sentiments, a set of 9 stamps.  If you have come here from 
Kathy Burrows'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 23 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!


Products Used:

Paper:
- Carolina, Thistle, Eggplant, Fern, Raspberry, Pixie, Canary, and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- S1902 Heartfelt Sentiments

Ink:
- Memento Black Ink

Markers:
- Shin Han Twin Touch:

  • GY234
  • GY235
  • B68
  • B262
  • Y222
  • R5
  • RP198
  • P83
- Copic:
  • BG10
Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles
- I Heart Us sequins

Now "Hop" on over to Lauren Moore'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 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 by!
Brandi