Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop


Welcome to our Just for Fun with Fundamentals Blog Hop!  We will be featuring projects made with the Fundamentals paper packs.  If you have come here from  Miss Carrie’s Creations 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 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!


I love the versatility of the Fundamentals paper pack, it can be used for anything at all. As you can see here I have used it to scrapbook my daughters enrollment into Sparks with Girl Guides of Canada.  I love that this paper pack can be used for so many different thing....school, hair cuts, baking, park, pool, bikes, pets, any family member or any event. It is so much fun to play with.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to help me with the title of this layout and the little clovers of the Girl Guides logo, I copied it into my Silhouette and after a simple trace of the logo I had a file I could cut with.

Products used:
Paper:
- Adventure Fundamentals
- Pacifica and white Daisy card stock

Tools:
- Z3347 Hearts Border
- Silhouette Cameo
- Silhouette Sketch Pens

I did not use much on this layout besides the paper but I think it looks awesome and will do a great job of helping my littlest munchkin remember her days as a Spark with Girl Guides of Canada. I do apologize for the no pictures on the layout, however I am not able to post pictures of my little ones as our adoption is not finalized as of yet, so I will add them now that I have taken the picture of the layouts.
Now "Hop" on over to  Michelle Rowley’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!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi



      Wednesday, November 15, 2017

      Thankful - AHSC #238

      Today I have a card I designed for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I love this paper pack so much, it is so easy to work with.

      As you can see I turned things around a bit. My oval is sideways and rather than a ring for flowers I used a patterned paper but did add a few embellishments to the oval in a flower, heart and banner and a few gold pearls.





      Products Used:

      Paper:
      - Falling for You
      - White Daisy, Fern, and Saffron card stock

      Stamp:
      - S1710 Feel so Blessed

      Embellishments:
      - Gold Pearls


      We would love to have you join us at AHSC. It is easy to do, just create a project based off the sketch above. To join us, click here to add your project.

      Until next time, happy crafting!
      Brandi

      Monday, November 13, 2017

      Counting my blessings - H2H Challenge

      The theme this week at Heart 2 Heart challenges is Count your blessings. For me my family is my greatest blessing. It has not been an easy road at all, and it has been a long long road for us to become a family, a road we are still travelling. Adoption is not for the faint of heart I have come to learn but it is worth all the work, effort, heart ache, late nights, early mornings, worry, school meetings, and countless (but fun) play dates. I love my family...yeah they drive me bonkers from time to time but I really really do love my husband and my girls. I am thankful for my family and I count them amongst my greatest blessings!



      Products Used:

      Paper:
      - Falling for you
      - Fern, Goldrush, Saffron, Toffee, and White Daisy card stock

      Stamp:
      - S1710 - Feel so Blessed

      Ink:
      - Goldrush

      Silhouette Cameo:
      - Fall Set by Ms. Kate Cuttables


      Thanks for stopping by and visiting my work. We would love to see your work featured within our challenges. You can join us here!

      Until next time, happy crafting!
      Brandi


      Friday, November 10, 2017

      Christmas Card Blog Hop


      Welcome to our CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Christmas cards made with any of the current CTMH papers. 
       
       If you have come here from Miss Carrie's Creations'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 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!

       
      I chose to use Silver and Gold for my project because, well I am a traditionalist and I firmly believe that red and green are Christmas. I am not even a fan of various shades of red or green for Christmas. I like Cranberry or Ruby for the red and Fern or New England Ivy for the green shades. So this black, white, grey, and gold has been bothering me to say the least. I was telling my workshop ladies I was not planning on using it as it was not traditional colours and they asked to see it and when I showed them they all loved it and I mean LOVED it! So I guess the issue is with me so I am breaking WAY out of my Christmas comfort zone and went against the rogue and used none traditional colours on a Christmas card and guess what, I don't hate it. I actually quite like it (otherwise it would not have made the cut...lol) It came together quite quickly. I am beginning to think this workshop may not be as challenging for me as I thought it would be...which is good because my customers want it, I will do it, anything for them!

      Products Used:

      Paper:
      - Silver and Gold
      - Black card stock

      Tools:
      - Z3329 - Thin Cuts - Basic Stars
      - Z4046 - Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts
      - Gold Embossing Powder (retired CTMH)

      Embellishments:
      - Z3371 Gold Pearls

      Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Rowley'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  Holiday Expressions is only available until December 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order the supplies for your upcoming holiday cards or memory keeping.

      Until next time, happy crafting!
      Brandi

      Wednesday, November 01, 2017

      Through the Year - November SOTM blog hop

      Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November SOTM, which is Through the Year a set of 28 stamps.  If you have come here from
      Darlys Recker 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 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!

      Here is my project for the month. I love that this stamp set is a fun funky font and it is great for adding a bit of date journaling to any projects. I added a few of the different leaves to add some additional touches I like that the leaves are on the smaller side in this set it makes it great to pair with other stamp sets as leaves come in all different shapes and sizes.



      Project Details:

      Paper:
      - Falling for you
      - White Daisy, Toffee, Saffron, Goldrush, and Fern card stock

      Ink:
      - Saffron, Fern, Goldrush, and Nutmeg

      Stamps:
      - S1711 Through the Year
      - B1463 Thankful Heart (retired)

      Silhouette:
      - Thanksgiving Perfect Flourish by Kolette Hall

      Embellishments:
      - Z4029 Bronze Sequins
      - Z4030 Twine - White and Bronze

      Tools:
      - Water blending pen Medium


      Now "Hop" on over to  Krista Hershberger 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 November SOTM is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!
       
       

       

      Happy Birthday - AHSC #236

      Happy Birthday! I tend to make a lot of birthday and thank you cards because well, I use those the most. This is another one I made for my Falling for you card workshop. As I said in a previous post, I was very drawn to this diagonal striped paper.  


       
       
      Products used:
       
      Paper:
      - Falling for you
      - Toffee and White Daisy card stock
       
      Ink:
      -Nutmeg
       
       
      Stamp:
      - Birthday Pennants (retired)
       
      Embellishments:
      - Z3274 Sparkles
      - Z4030 Twine - Bronze
       
       
      Thanks for stopping by! I welcome any and all feedback. We would love to see your take at AHSC here!
       
      Until next time, happy crafting!
      Brandi

      Monday, October 30, 2017

      A Perfect Autumn Day - H2H Challenges

      While I am a summer girl, I love the beach, days at the pool and the warm weather, I do love when the days switch over to Fall and the colours start changing in the trees, there is a crisp in the air and sweater weather is upon us. This weeks H2H Challenge is right up my alley...Signs of the season. You can focus on any season and the signs we would see in that season. Summer pool time, winter snow, fall colours, or Christmas décor...the possibilities are endless for this challenge.





      Products used:

      Paper:
      - Falling for you
      - Saffron, Goldrush, Fern, Toffee and White Daisy card stock

      Die Cutting:
      - Silhouette Cameo for title
      - Cricut Artbooking for leaves and tree

      Embellishments:
      - Sparkles
      - Sequins Bronze

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work, I welcome feedback! To join us at H2H challenges click here!

      Until next time, happy crafting!
      Brandi