Thursday, October 10, 2019

Autumn Air - I Love Fall

Here is another Fall card. I absolutely LOVE the fall season with all of it's vibrant colors. I live in NE Pennsylvania, so I can't wait for Peak season for our trees.

I started this card by sanding the CTMH white core New England Ivy Cardstock in both directions.
I stamped the designs from the Hawthorn SB Stamps in the corners with New England Ivy Ink and then splattered the entire front with watered down White Paint. 

I then started stamping the leaves by using the following Inks: Goldrush, Ruby, Paprika, and Fern. Then Fussy Cut them all out.
The Big Maple leaf is from the Hawthorn SB Stamps and the smaller ones are from the Autum Air October Stamp of the Month

The word Fall was stamped with VersaMark InkWhite Embossing Powder onto Sangria Cardstock, then shadow stamped to the left with Sangria Ink. It's hard to see this on the picture. 

I die cut two hearts using the Stitched Hearts Dies and stamped the plaid onto the bigger one using the Heart Pattern Stamps along with Goldrush and Fern Inks. The "I LOVE" from the Autumn Air Set was stamped with Paprika Ink onto the small heart. 

I finished off the card by die cutting one of the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts using Gold Foil Cardstock, cutting the pieces apart, and stuck them in among the stamped leaves.

Challenges for this Cards:
Aud Sentiments - Fall + Sentiment
DL.Art - Fall
2 Sisters on the Blog - Fall
Archi-scraps - Distressing
Colour Crazy - Anything Colored
Pattie's Creations - Autumn

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October 2019 - Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the October Joyful Stars Blog Hop. 

If you've come here from Stephanie Huber's Page then you are on the right track. If you've just happened upon my blog, just keep hoping until you get right back here.

It's October already. Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Not to mention that it's the last month to order from the CTMH September/October Seasonal Catalog. If you'd like to see what's ending this month, you can view any of our catalogs Right Here.

My Card today uses a combination of the Gobble Til You Wobble Stamp Set as well as the October Stamp of the Month, Autumn Air.
The Sentiment was stamped with Paprika Ink.

The Kraft CS was Stamped with Toffee Ink using the Leaves and Acorn from the Autumn Air SOTM. 

The main images were colored using the Tri Blend Alcohol Markers then fussy cut out. 

As well as using the stamps from the Seasonal Catalog, I used the Stitched Rectangle Frames from the yearly Core Catalog,  to cut the Kraft and Fern Cardstock.
From this same Core catalog, I used the Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set to ground the Turkey. 

The Bow was made by pulling apart some discontinued Burlap Ribbon and making a bow with it. 

Now Hop on over to Joyce's Blog, where you may have started, or to get the entire list in case you got lost. 

Challenges for this card:
Little Red Wagon - Cut it Out
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions
Shopping our stash - Pumpkins, Fall, Autumn
2 crafty critter crazies - Use a Critter
Let's Craft and Create - Colors of Fall
Scribbles designs challenge - Use Kraft Paper
Artsy Stamper - Autumn Colors
Crafty Cardmakers - Add a critter
Incy Wincy - Fall Colors

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Autumn Blessings Give Thanks Card

A Touch of Fall is in the Air and it's time for making Thanksgiving and Fall Cards.  
I'm just loving the September/October CTMH Catalog. So many gorgeous products to use and only two months to do so.

I started this card by embossing the Stitched Circle Embossing Folder on Paprika White Core  Cardstock
I then lightly sanded over the raised area.

I also sanded the strip of Paprika cardstock and stamped four pumpkins from the Autumn Blessing Stamp set

The Sentiment is from the Autumn Barn Stamp Set which is a Hostess Only set for Sept./Oct. 
I cut the largest Heart from the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts and stamped the sentiment on the heart. 

The edges of the Dry Embossed Panel and the Heart were swiped with Vera Mark Ink and applied Gold Embossing Powder and Heat set it.

The Large Pumpkin was stamped on Watercolor Paper, colored with Paprika ink and a water brush and then colored over that with the Gold Shimmer Brush

A Four Loop Bow was made with the Gold Embellishing Thread

Challenges for this card:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Crafting Happiness - Orange
Make My Monday - Autumn Colors.
Dare 2B Artzy - Favorite Color - Orange
The Paper Players - Fall, Die Cut & Pumpkins
Sweet Stampin' - Disterssed
Southern Girls - Bling, Die Cut, Ink
Mod Squad - A time for Giving

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Share the Seasons - Dash of Cheer.

National Stamping Month is almost over and so is this amazing Bundle which Ends September 31, 2019.

Special of TWO stamps sets and TWO Dies. 30% off of the Bundle. Only $39.95. View it HERE.

Here is just one card I made with the Christmas Stamp Set.

Here are the two dies in the bundle.

The Background of Green Apple, white core Cardstock was Dry embossed using the Stitched Circles Embossing Folder and then lightly sanded which gives you the impression of real stitching. 

All of the stamps used are form the Christmas Share the Seasons Set.
All images were colored in with Alcohol Tri Blend Markers

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hawthorn, Thinking of You Card

Hey there my fellow stampers. 

As I said on the previous post, I re-signed up with Close to my Heart TWO WEEKS AGO!!!
I had been with them for 21 years and took a two year break. 

Some of my new product came in yesterday and I couldn't wait to wrap my brain around around them and get creative.

If you'd like to check out all of the CTMH products available now, You can browse through the two catalogs in the column to the right. 

The one with the 35 on the front is our core catalog and products are available through August 2020.

The other Catalog shown is the Seasonal Catalog and this one  is only available through October 2019. 

So, if there is anything you really have to have, feel free to order directly from my website. 

I made this card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Challenge Blogs for this Card:
The Paper Girls - Falling in Love
Double Trouble - Fall
Creativ Fusion Arts and Crafts - Autumn
Dream Valley - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Things with Wings
Make My Monday - Use Shapes on Card
Creative with Stamps - Autumn
Daisy Chain - Autumn is Coming
Let's Craft and Create - Lots of Layers

Here are the products I Used for this card:
D1873 - Hawthorn SB Stamp Set
C1809 -  Little Birdie
S1910 - Autumn Air - OCTOBER Stamp of the Month
D1283 - Say It In Style
X6033 - Paprika Cardstock
Z6515 - Paprika Ink
X5949 - Almond Cardstock
X7249B - Hawthorn Paper Pack
Z2829 - Espresso Ink
Z2828 - Toffee Ink
Z2847 - Eggplant Ink
Z6516 - Sangria Ink - Temporarily Unavailable
Z2850 - Fern Ink
Z2853 - Sweetleaf Ink
Z2823 - Goldrush Ink

Monday, September 2, 2019


 Happy Labor Day everyone.

September Stamp of the Month

National Stamping Month September Special

I have some exciting news.  I had been a consultant with Close to my Heart (CTMH), for 21 years and two years ago I decided to take a little break.

Well, I just signed back up and I will now be sharing Information and artwork here on this blog.  I'm just waiting for my product to come in. 
I will also be adding videos along the way.  So, stay tuned. 

If you'd like to browse through the two NEW catalogs, HERE is the Link.   With any purchase during the Month of September, you will get BOTH Catalogs FREE with your purchase.

In the side bar to the right you have all of this month's specials and catalogs. Enjoy!!!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Joyful Stars January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars January Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 12 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*

My card today uses the Close to my Heart January Stamp of the Month, "Adore You".

The hearts were die cut using Pomegranate Cardstock and the CTMH Thin Cut Heart Dies. The background and the solid heart was embossed with a retired Hearts embossing folder. 

I punched some cute little Gold Glitter hearts from and scattered them around the card. 

Now Hop on over to Krista's Blog and see her fabulous Eye Candy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Adore You - CTMH January SOTM

The Close to my Heart January Stamp of the month, "Adore You" is such a Beautiful stamp set. This is not just a Valentine set but can be used for most occasions. However, for my class this month, we are making just Valentines.
This is the first card of my 3 card workshop this month. 
Stop by in a few days to see the other two. Final card on the 10th.

Lots of dimension on this card. The Base was Dry Embossed using a Spellbinders Embossing folder. The edges were then swiped with VeraMark  Embossing Ink then Gold embossing powder was poured over the edges and heated. 

The Heart and flowers in lower left corner were stamped and heat embossed with Gold EP, then fussy cut out. I used a small dot embossing folder on the heart. 
The sentiment is from the stamp set and I stamped it on a cricut cut. The outside around the sentiment is Gold Cardstock.

Gold shimmer trim was added to the top and a gold heart was punched from Gold Glitter cardstock. I punched two holed in the heart and tied some gold and jute twine through it.

The Big heart and the flowers were colored in using the NEW CTMH GOLD Shimmer brush. Very elegant but the picture does not show it off very well. 

I also have a tiny heart punch and punched out some gold glitter hearts. I used three in the bottom right corner and then punched out small circles and added them to the centers of the flowers. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 10 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Joyce's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*

Stamp sets used are Yuletide Joy, the October Stamp of the Month, and Perfeect Pine.
Colors are Gold, Cocoa, Juniper and Sea Glass.

Now hop on over to Krista' Blog and see what awesome artwork she has to share with you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Andrea's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*

My card today uses the CTMH September Stamp of the month, Blessed Beyond Measure.

Colors used are Tangerine, Goldrush, Poppy, Sweetleaf, Fern.
I used the pail green ShinHan Alcohol marker also.

The leaves were cut out using the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking. 

I stamped and used Gold embossing powder on the cluster of leaves in the upper right corner, Gold Sequins with a drop of gold glitter glue in the centers, and tan thread with gold threads in it. 

Now hop on over to Nicki's Blog and see what great artwork she has to show you.