Monday, October 15, 2018

Boo Crew - H2H Sketch Challenge

Today at Heart to Heart challenges we have a sketch challenge for you. I love a sketch challenge. I love that it is a map, a starting point on a project but that you can really take it into so many directions. I use sketches all the time. It helps take the guess work out of the layout and I feel I can focus on the fun part, what papers and embellishments to use since I already have an idea of what the layout will look like. 

Here is the sketch we are focusing on for this challenge:



 And here is my take on the sketch:




Products Used:

Paper:
- Hello Pumpkin
- White Daisy, Nectarine, Lagoon, and Black card stock

Stamp:
- Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking

Ink:
- Black and Lagoon

Bling:
- Clear Sparkles
- Bats & Cats enamel dots
- Jeepers Creepers puffies


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. To play along join us at H2H challenges, you have until Oct. 31, 2018 at 11:59 to submit this challenge. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, October 08, 2018

Remarkable - H2H Challenge

Hello! Happy Monday and for those in Canada, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Today at Heart 2 Heart (H2H) challenges we are featuring any project using supplies from our new Holiday Expressions Idea book. I have a layout for you today. 

I created this layout for my monthly workshop and the idea is to feature someone in your life that is Remarkable. For me it is my mother. My mother has been gone for many years now and I am still learning from her. Her memory is more alive than ever within me as I raise my daughters and all the lessons she taught me are coming back as I share them with my girls. I will add pictures once I get some older pictures scanned and printed. 




Products used:

Paper:
- Boutique
- White Daisy, Ballerina, Charcoal, Glacier, and Peach

Stamp:
- Bunches of Love

Ink:
Charcoal, Glacier Sweet Leaf, and Saffron

Embellishments:
- Boutique Puffies
- Clear Sparkles


Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work today. I welcome any and all feedback. If you would like to play along, feel free to join us at H2H challenges. This challenge is open until Oct. 31, 2018!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi







Wednesday, October 03, 2018

It's your birthday - AHSC 284

Today I have a birthday card I created for my monthly workshop, this month we featured the Boutique paper pack. I had a lot of fun playing with this paper pack, the styles and colours were so great, I am loving the new pink shade Ballerina which is what I used on this card along with Charcoal. 






Products Used:

Paper:
- Boutique
- Ballerina and Charcoal card stock

Ink:
Charcoal

Stamps:
- S1803 Birthday Time (retired)

Embellishments:
- Black and White Dots


We would love to see your take on the sketch above, to join the fun just click here!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I welcome feedback on my work. Until next time, happy crafting!

Thanks!
Brandi









Monday, October 01, 2018

Thanks & Giving - SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Thanks & Giving, a set of 16 stamps.  If you have come here from 
Gina Brandstetter'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 24 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!










Card 1 - Thanks

Paper:
- Boutique
- Peacock, Glacier, Saffron, and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Saffron, Fern, Glacier, and Peacock

Stamp:
- S1810 Thanks & Giving,






Card 2 Thanks & Giving

Paper:
- Saffron, Fern, and White Daisy card stock
- Boutique

Ink:
- Ruby, Fern, Saffron, and Gold Rush

Stamp:
S1810 - Thanks & Giving

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thank you - AHSC 283

This week I bring you a thank you card featuring the Boutique paper pack. I really loved making this card, I loved the colours and it all just came about super easy. I love the richness of the Peacock with the splash of Ballerina, Saffron, Glacier and Charcoal in the PML card. 




Products Used:

Paper:
- Boutique
- Peacock, Saffron, and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Glacier and Peacock

Stamps:
- M1185 Thank you
- Documented Scrapbooking

Cricut 
- Flower Market for the Daisy

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I welcome any and all feedback. If you would like to play along with us at AHSC just click here!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sweet Treats - a H2H Challenge

Today on the blog I have a treat for you, sweet treat to be exact. Our theme this week at Heart 2 Heart challenges is Sweet Treats. I knew I wanted to use the current Stamp of the Month, Sweet Treats but I also wanted to play with our new texture paste. So I found an image I wanted to try and I played around while the kids were off playing with their friends and this is what I came up with! 


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This is the front of the card. I cut the tree and bats out using my Silhouette and used the negative space to create a template. I died the texture paste black by rubbing my black ink pad on a non stick mat and mixing them together. From there I just spread it all around and until I had enough texture and thickness to my liking and making sure non of the orange was showing through. I did the same with the crescent moon using Saffron ink. 




On the inside, I stamped the September Stamp of the Month, Sweet Treats in black and Sunset and cut out the word just to add to the black one. I added some orange with my Marigold Shin Han Twin Touch marker and used a dot stamp set (also on the SOTM) to add a bit more colour (orange) to the stamped image. 

Products Used:

Paper:
- Black, Sunset (retired), and White Daisy card stock

Stamp:
- S1809 Just Treats
- Cats & Bats Card Making (retired) & Thin Cuts

Ink:
- Black, Saffron, and Sunset (retired)
- Marigold Shin Han Twin Touch

Misc:
- Texture paste
- SIlhouette Cameo
     - Halloween Spooky Tree Bats by Jamie Koay
     - Flying Bats by Sarah Hurley

Thanks for stopping by, we would love to have you play along with us at H2H Challenges. To join us, click here

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Birthday Wishes - AHSC 282

So it is not often that I attempt a masculine card because I do not feel I am very good at them but I do often need them so I make the attempt and this is one of my attempts. I would not say that I am great but this is not a failure either, my husband said he liked it so it works for me!


Products used:

Paper:
- Documented
- Peacock, New England Ivy, and Heather card stock

Stamps:
- Little Dreamer card making and thin cuts set

Ink:
- Charcoal

Embellishments:
- Black and White Dots

Tools:
- Stars Thin Cuts



Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project, I welcome any and all feedback on my work! We would love to have you join us and show us your thoughts on our sketch by clicking here to link up. 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi