Monday, January 30, 2012

3-D items at Heart 2 Heart this week!

This week's challenge is a little different. Make a 3-D Project! This can be anything you like, but nothing flat like a card. Please remember to include Close To My Heart products in your design.

Note: You have until this Saturday, Feb. 4th at 10:00 pm EST to play along with the January challenges and be considered for a spot in our monthly Top Ten!

This week, I altered a couple of CTMH card boxes.
I used the Roxy paper pack and the color ready CORK alphabet.
 I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that my 4x6 photos fit PERFECTLY in this box! How perfect to store your photos or to transport your photos to a crop! Even a nice gift for Grandma with special photos enclosed!

Please play along and share your creations at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Heart to Heart Scrapbooking Sketch

Heart to Heart Scrapbooking has a monthly sketch, here is the sketch for this month
And here is my layout:

I used up some older CTMH paper "Magnifique" and added some Flutter Paper Shapes.

For the title, I used my favorite, Color ready Alphabets!!! Just add ink with your sponge dabber and voila, a perfectly matched title for your layout.....that's what I love CTMH!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Inspiration Challange

For this weeks Heart 2 Heart challenge, we had to use this picture for inspiration while creating a card, layout, etc

I used the Dreamin paper pack for this layout.

I really wanted to use CTMH cork letters for the title, but I could not find them, so I used this corregated alphabet and blinged it up a bit with Glitz Glitter Gel.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Heart 2 Heart challenge - Week 2

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart is a color challenge!!!
Think snow with these colors: Crystal Blue, Amethyst, White or Colonial White.
Step it up add-on: Add glitter.
It was a blizzarding cold day here and I decided that I was done with snow, so I thought of spring instead!
I did stick to the colors though!
To create by background paper, I stamped my flower images with versamark ink and then clear embossed, after I sponged my two colors over top....treating it as a resist.
I used the Hooray Bouquet stamp set.

Thanks for looking and be sure to link up your artwork at Heart 2 Heart!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

H 2 H sketch challenge and Sonoma

Canada's Next Top Model!!! She's looking good surrounded by all this beautiful Sonoma Paper!!!!!!!
For this layout, I used the sketch from H 2 H Scrapbooking!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Week 1!!!!

It's my very first week as a design Team member for the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog!!!
This challenge blog is open to everyone, with a few guidelines:
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use CTMH products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
*You must link to the blog post with the artwork, not to your whole blog

So now, on to this weeks challenge!!
This week we want to see you use a stamp set that you have never used before!
'Cmon, you can do it!!!
I created the layout below using the stamp set from the Sonoma workshop on the go, and to further challenge myself, I also used the Sonoma paper.
I have had this paper and stamp set since the fall and have never used it as I am not a great fan of purple. BUT now that I have used this paper and stamp set, do I ever LOVE them both!
Here is my layout:

Now, grab your unused stamps and get creative! We want to see what you can do with this challenge.
Don't forget to share at Heart 2 Heart!

January Club Layout

This month we are using paper from the TYPESET paper pack.
We are also using the following stamp sets: Vintage Type and Token Alphabet.
 The inks required for this layout are: Vinyard Berry, Black, Juniper, Creme Brulee and Bamboo.
See you on the 19th @ 7:30!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Exciting NEWS!!!

This made my new year:
 I have been selected to be a part of the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog design team!!!! This is a wonderful challenge blog using your favorite Close To My Heart products!!!! Come play along with us!!!

There is also a monthly scrapbooking sketch for you to apply your creativity to!
 Use CTMH products and don't forget to share!
Here is this months sketch:

January stamp of the month: A LITTLE REMINDER

Get this stamp ser for only $5.00!!! Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.