Monday, June 25, 2018

Take a Hike - H2H Challenges

Today I am featuring one of my favourite CTMH paper packs, this is one of my all time top 5 if not number one. I have so many cottage pictures and this paper pack is just perfect for those lazy cottage summer days.  Today however it is all about hiking! I did created this for my Fresh Air workshop but new it would be perfect for the Relax and Unwind theme for this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenges. For me, hiking is not relaxing but it does wear my girls out so later I get to relax while they are fast asleep! I do have many friends who love hiking and find it peaceful and relaxing....



Products used:

Paper:
- Fresh Air
- New England Ivy and White Daisy card stock.
- various brown shades of Bazzill card stock

Embellishments:
- Fresh Air wood shapes
- Wood grain washi tape (retired)

Silhouette:
- Take a hike title

Cricut:
-  Pine trees, Bear, Boots and Clouds

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me and my work, I welcome any and all feedback!

Until next time....happy crafting!
Brandi


Friday, June 15, 2018

Colours of the Rainbow - Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to my first ever Cross Canada blog hop. The way this blog hop works is that you start here with me and work your way across Canada. Since I am in Ontario if you would like to start on the east coast please click here to go to Michelle Stewart's blog and start there and take a tour across Canada. The hop is circular so if you start with me, it will work you around to those on to the east of me so you wont miss out on their projects!

You likely came to me from Diana's blog....

My project kind of evolved from one idea to a completely different idea. Being that this blog hop is all about rainbows I new the colours I would want to use but oringinally I planned on using an ink blot stamp but as I was starting I wondered what it would look like to just sponge the ink on in stripes giving a bit of an ombre affect and I love how it turned out, so simple but yet so bright and colourful. I also intended for it to be a birthday card but was inspired by so many around me who are celebrating pride this month. For many their stories are not easy or happy stories but they fought for who they are and believed in themselves even when those closest to them may have been against them. I also thought of a few friends and family members battling cancer right now and so many struggling with mental illness and depression....so this card took on a lot of different things as I was making it....I hope you like it!





Products Used:

Paper:
Linen, Ruby, Pacifica and Willow card stock

Ink:
Ruby, Tangerine, Canary, Willow, Pacifica and Gypsy

Embellisments:
- Clear Sparkles

Stamp:
D1782 Real Heroes

Your next stop on the hop is with Janet, so hop on over, show Janet some blog love! Thanks for joining us along this rainbow of colours and across Canada. Be sure to join us again on the 15th of each month!

Happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, June 11, 2018

Father knows best....H2H challenge

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are all about Father's! I made this card for my husband, a great father to our girls. He is an avid fisherman and loves all things fishing!



Products used:

Paper:
- Fresh Air
- White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- D1781 - Let's Go Fishing

Ink:
- Linen, Glacier and Toffee

Embellishments:
- Green Burlap Twine
- Wood Grain Washi Tape (retired)
- Studs (retired)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work, I welcome any feedback! Until next time, happy crafting....

Brandi



Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Best Wishes - AHSC #267

Hello! I am having so much fun playing with all the new products and this card is one that features some of the newer products in the new Seasonal Expression 2 Idea Book. I love this sweet little card, reminds of something for a wee little girl....

The striped paper is from Beautiful Friendship and is one of the PML cards. I used the hot air balloon from the cheers to you Workshops your Way. The banner behind it is Heather cardstock with the small heart stamp from the Cheers to you set in Heather ink. 


Products used:

Paper:
- Beautiful Friendship
- Bashful, Heather, and White Daisy cardstock

Ink:
Heather

Stamp:
- B1609  Cheers to you WYW

Embellishments:
- Pearls


Thanks for stopping by! 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi


Monday, June 04, 2018

It's a Banner Day - H2H Challenges

Hello! Today is another H2H challenges theme of the week! This weeks theme is Banner Day. Remember you have the entire month to enter the challenges so we would love to see what you come up with for this theme. 

This is what I came up with, which was super easy with the Beautiful Friendship PML cards...it is all banners!


Products used:

Paper:
- Beautiful Friendship
- Heather and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Canary and Smoothie

Stamp:
- A1192 - Happy Heart

Embellishments:
- White Ribbon
- Pearls

We would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. To play along simply click here! All of our challenges are open for the full month and some go a bit into the next month so be sure to go back and see what other challenges we have open. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi


Friday, June 01, 2018

Bushel and a Peck - SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is A Bushel & a Peck, a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Katy Taylor'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 21 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:
- Documented
- Bashful, Saffron, New England Ivy, and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- S1806 - A Bushel & a Peck

Ink:
- Memento Black
- Shin Han Twin Touch Markers
     - YR 24 Marigold
     - YR 26 Pastel Peach
     - YR 29  Barely Beige
     - BR 116 Clay
     - BR 96 Mahogany
     - P 282 Peony Purple
     - RP 198 Tender Pink
     - R 11 Carmine
     - G 48 Vivid Green
     - BG 61 Peacock Green

Dies:
- Scalloped Thin Cut


Now "Hop" on over to Darlys Recker'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 June SOTM is only available until June 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work, please visit the other consultants great artwork as well!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi






Monday, May 28, 2018

Oh Happy Day - H2H challenges

Happy Monday to you!

Today I bring you a fun card for our challenge this week. This weeks theme challenge is When life hands you lemons" So our project can be anything at all with Lemons. 

So I made this super fun card with a Lemon on it, I used our current SOTM, Classic Summer Bash for the Lemon and the Leaf. This was one of the cards in my Beautiful Friendship workshop.



Products used:

Paper:
- Beautiful Friendship
- White Daisy and Willow card stock.

Ink:
- Lemon and Willow

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles
- White Ribbon