Monday, June 26, 2017

AHSC # 218 - Happy 4th of July!

My card doesn't follow this week's sketch perfectly but you can see it's inspired by the sketch. I'm actually not sure if Canada celebrates anything this time of year so to all my Canadian friends Happy Summer and to my American friends Happy 4th of July! Stay safe & have lots of fun!

Cardmaking tip: to attach trim easily use your tiny stapler like it did here.

Visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog by clicking here

I hope you'll decide to make something from this week's sketch...

Hugs to all,
Patty

Monday, June 12, 2017

AHSC # 216 - Paris!

Seems every time I decide I need to clean up my room I discover something I'd forgotten about. Today's discovery was this stack of embossed cardstock. I was already thinking about the next design team challenge and this quickly became my inspiration.

I love how this card turned out!
I hope you'll find some inspiration and create something for the challenge this week.
Here's the sketch to get you started...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Don't forget about Dad!

I think Father's Day is sometimes one of the biggest card making challenges.I know for me, every year I want my card to look completely different than previous years. This year was easy with the No Worries papers.
To all the dad's everywhere, Happy Father's Day!
Hugs,
Patty

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer is almost here!


and Close to My Heart has the perfect summer collection of crafting supplies! See them on my website now.

Monday, May 29, 2017

AHSC # 214 - Congratulations to the Graduate!


This is my 2nd card as a Design Team member for AHSC. I am having so much fun doing this!
I've used Peacock and Glacier cardstock layers to dress up the wood grain paper for this card, it's always fun to use school colors. Please click here to visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog to see all what everyone else creates this week.
Hugs to all the graduates!

Here is the sketch...


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I've been published!


It was so much fun to find a complimentary copy of the June issue of Stampington & Co Take Ten magazine in my mail yesterday, I never know when I'm being published or which of my cards have been selected. But this time my card is featured as the sketch for the We Challenge You feature! How exciting!

This is actually an ice cream cone wrapper featured on my card. Seems I'm always saving silly things that remind me of a fun day. Small indulgences should be treasured, these silly reminders usually end up on my craft table and sometimes they become part of my art. I hope you take time to indulge yourself, we all need a little joy in our days.

I can't wait to see the cards readers submit in future issues.

Thank you Stampington & Co!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 212

Hello Everyone,
I have joined the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team and this is my first submission as a Design Team member!
This card was so simple! It's so fun when you have papers and accents that coordinate perfectly. And I didn't even get out a stamp pad! I hope you'll follow my journey with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge group. I met Michelle Stewart at the Close to My Heart annual convention almost 4 years ago and I have really enjoyed keeping in touch with her and participating in these challenges. I hope to inspire you to submit your own creations every week, just click here to visit the AHSC blog.
Happy Crafting,
Patty