Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hip Hip Hooray - H2H Challenge

Hello! Today I have another fun challenge from the Heart 2 Heart Design team. The challenge for this week is a super easy and fun one, it is all about your favourtie tool...that it is it. What is your favourtie thing to use and no we do not mean scissors or paper trimmers, we all love those but what is one thing you find you reach for more than others?

For me it is kind of a tie between my cuttlebug and Thin Cuts versus my cutting machines...my Cricut and Silhouette. I chose to go with Thin Cuts and Cuttlebug because they are so super convenient for a quick project I dont need to get my computer out and and log in. I just grab my thin cut, the paper, cutting plates and away I go. So while I do love my electronic machines for bigger jobs, on a day to day go to...my Thin Cuts with the Cuttlebut always win out. 

So here is what I created:

Paper:
- So Much Happy
- White Daisy, Candy Apple, and Lemon card stock

Ink:
- Sapphire

Thin Cuts:
- Z3348 Scallop Border
- Z3345 Basic Banners
- Z4187 Stitched Ovals
- Z3328 Basic Ovals

Stamp:
- D1474 Card Chatter Birthday (retired)

Embellishments:
- Clear Sparkles


If you would like to play along with us at H2H challenges we would love that. The rules are simple, just upload a project that has the theme incorporated some how and has at least 1 Close to my Heart (CTMH) product in it, thats it. To link up, just click here!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Dont stop beliefing - AHSC 307

Hello! Happy Wednesday to you! Today I have a fun and cheeky card for you. I used Sketch 307 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.





Products Used:

Paper:
- So Much Happy
- Lagoon and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Lagoon, Clover, and Sapphire

Stamp:
- C1736 So Much Happy card making

Embellishments:
- Black and White Dots

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I welcome any and all feedback on my projects! To join the fun at AHSC, just click here to upload your take on the sketch!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Monday, March 11, 2019

By the Numbers - H2H Challenges

Hello and welcome to another Monday and challenge from Heart 2 Heart Challenges. This week the challenge is "By the Numbers" and the first thing I thought of when I thought of this was birthday! Funny how kids can not wait to get older and we adults are always trying to hide the number!



Products Used:

Paper:
- So Much Happy
- White Daisy, Clover, and Candy Apple card stock

Stamps:
- M1197 Free Cake
- M1186 Happy Birthday

Ink:
- Memento Black
- Shin Han Markers: BR116, YR24, Y222, and R11


We would love to see what you come up with for this challenge, to join the fun and add your artwork just click here.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi

Sunday, March 10, 2019

So Much Happy - 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.


Products Used:

Paper:
- So Much Happy
- Sapphire, Clover, Candy Apple, Lemon, Lagoon, and White Daisy card stock

Ink:
- Sapphire, Lagoon, Candy Apple, and Clover



Stamp:
- So Much Happy Scrapbooking
- S1607 From the Notebook (retired)
- B1430 Happiness Lives Here

Embellishments:
- I Heart Us Sequins
- Black and White Dots
- So Much Happy Puffy Stickers
- Gold Glitter Gems


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 Jessica'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!

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Happy Birthday - AHSC 306

Hello! Today I have a fun shaker card for you. I just love the shaker cards, just seeing them makes me happy and always makes me smile because I know the recipient will just love them. 

This card was also done for the ladies who attended my I Heart Us scrapbooking and card workshop. 

Products Used:

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

Embellishments:
- Dots by Reflections (somehow I forgot to add the CTMH embellishments on my order :/)
- Z4304  Loose Sequins Silver
- Z4310  Shaker Window Foam and Acetate

Ink:
- Black

Stamp:
- D1646 Finding the Words

Dies:
- Z4309 Thin Cuts - Shaker Window and Confetti




Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project, I welcome any and all feedback! 

Until next time...happy crafting!
Brandi

Friday, March 01, 2019

This Happened - March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the March SOTM, which is This Happens, a set of 26 stamps.  


If you have come here from Katy Taylor's, 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. 

This month we have 22 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!

For my project I created a layout that has a very outdoor feel to it; I am so DONE with winter and ready to move into spring and that came out in this layout. I had so much fun making this layout and cant wait having an adventure to remember once we have a good snow melt and can get outside in the warm sun again!



Products Used:

Paper:
- So Much Happy
- Lagoon, Candy Apple, Sapphire, Canary, Clover, Espresso, Black and White Daisy

Stamp:
- S1903 - This Happens

Ink:
- Sapphire and Candy Apple

Embellishments:
- Z4254 So Much Happy Puffy Stickers
- Black and White Dots
- Bitty Sparkles

Silhouette:
- #75288 Let's go fly a kite by Echo Park
- #144896 Tree with Tire Swing by Miss Kate Cuttables
- #38187 5 Love Photo Props (hearts)
- #56318 Stars Echo Park

Now "Hop" on over to Becca Whitham'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 March 31, 2019!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Thanks for stopping by!
Brandi

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Celebrate - AHSC 305

Hello! Today on the blog I have another card for you. This one is a fun card that can be used to celebrate a variety of activities. I love the bright fun colours in the I Heart Us paper pack, it made for such a quick, easy, and fun card. 






Products Used:

Paper:
- I Heart Us
- Pixie and Sweet Leaf card stock

Stamp:
- C1632 Say it all

Ink:
- Black

Embellishments:
- Thistle Extra Thick Twine
- Black bling (Reflections brand)

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work, I value any and all feedback on my projects. To play along with us at Heart to Heart challenges, just click here! 

Until next time, happy crafting!
Brandi