Friday, August 26, 2016

AHSC # 174 - Sunflower!


This sunflower is one of my very favorites on the Flower Market Cricut cartridge! For the flower center I used a background stamp then brushed with the shimmer pen.
Now go take a look at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Blog so see what everyone else has created with this week's sketch...


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 173 - Hello!

I often feel color challenged when I have to put together 3 or more colors. When this happens I start with one color I really like, then look for the compliments. I think the new Raspberry color is one of my favorites! And I love the new Sea Glass! This card would have a completely different look if the card background were gray or raspberry so when you are using multiple colors be sure you try different combinations for your pieces.
Now please go visit Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog to see what others have created with this week's sketch!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Happy Heart


These are some of the new papers from the Basics collections. Today I am playing with the new Sea Glass pigment ink and the Happy Heart stamp set. This is an A size stamp set so that means it's only $6.95. There are 3 sentiments and 2 sizes of hearts. So lots of possibilities!
TIP: Stamping with pigment ink is a little different with each paper type you stamp on. When stamped on White Daisy CS your stamp will be a tiny bit slippery so be sure you take care to avoid smearing the ink. There will also be a little bit of waiting time for the ink to dry. When stamping on the B&T paper the drying time is very short, and when stamping on Kraft CS the ink dries instantly!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Party time!

Today I'll be joining some friends to do a little papercrafting & we always share pot luck items. When I checked the fridge to see what I had I saw the package of string cheese & thought yes!


The perfect decorating opportunity! and quicker and easier than cooking or chopping or shopping!
Want to know how these came together so quick?
  • I cut 12 flowers and 12 leaves from the Flower Market cartridge
  • I embossed a couple pieces of Kraft CS with the wood grain embossing folder
  • Cut the Kraft embossed pieces down to 1 x 3 strips
  • Cut 12 pieces of hemp, 6" each
  • Stamped the leaves with one of the background stamps from the CTMH Cricut collection
  • Sponged the flowers
  • Colored a center in each flower
  • Then I wrapped each piece of cheese with the embossed Kraft CS & tied with hemp
  • Then I used glue dots to attach the leaves and flowers 
  • Then back in the fridge
TIP: Instead of searching to find something to be the center of your flowers just color in a center with a Shinhan marker and add a little simmer with the CTMH Shimmer Brush - works every time!

Friday, August 12, 2016

French Flower Market

I had so much fun creating this framed scene! All of the images are cut with the new Close to My Heart Cricut Flower Market cartridge.
I've also used 2 of the new embossing folders to create the wood plank wall and the chevron sidewalk.
The red and white awning is just Cranberry cardstock with White Daisy strips glued on for the stripes!
In this close up you can see the shimmer on the bicycle that was added with the new shimmer brush, you are going to love using this!
And don't forget to add some gems for your finishing touch!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 171

This card was created using cuts from the new Cricut Flower Market cartridge. The micro glue dots are going to be handy for adhering some of the really tiny cuts. The sentiment is one of the stamps that comes in the Cricut collection. I've also use the new sea glass glitter paper for some sparkle!

Be sure you visit the AHSC blog to see what everyone else has created this week!
Here is this week's sketch.... 


Gift Wrapping...

I love pretty packages! I needed a 3 x 3 x 1 box for this gift, so I used my craft supplies and made my own box!
I incorporated 4 new CTMH products into the design.
The wood slats embossing folder is perfect to use with Kraft cardstock.
I punched some leaves from the new Seaglass cardstock and cut a flower with the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
The center of the flower is made with Seaglass Glitter paper.
TIP: If you want your gift to be easy to open, only wrap the twine one direction so it can be slipped off the package.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Close to My Heart just introduced a new Cricut Cartridge - Flower Market!

This pretty bouquet of chrysanthemums is cut from White Daisy cardstock and attached to wire stems. The centers are colored with a marker and highlighted with the shimmer brush.
TIP: to give the flowers some extra volume use glue dots to adhere the layers and don't skip any of the layers!
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