Monday, August 25, 2014

Scrapbooking! My Loves

I  recently got photos printed from my Wedding on May 3rd and really wanted to start scrapbooking some of them.  I have been busy making cards and working on some new items for my Etsy shop. ** I'll post a sneak peek of my new items soon.** This week on the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge Blog is this sketch and I immediately thought of a scrapbook page.

I looked through my photos that I printed and loved this one of me and my children at my wedding.
These two kids are definitely My Loves.

My wedding color was purple so I wanted to do this layout in purple.  I got a new stamp from StampIn Up Papillon Potpourri and couldn't wait to use it.  I also got the butterfly punch.  The butterflies were so fun and easy to make!  I also got some purple inks form StampIn Up. Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria wonder.  The butterflies are stamped using these inks.  Then I used purple Stickle to give it bling! 




The title was cut from my Cricut Explore Design Studio using the font Storybook. Then I added ribbon and of course some bling.  I matted purple paper on black 12X12 paper and then continued to mat my picture.  I love how this came out so much that I framed it and now it's hanging in my hallway. Now to scrapbook one with me and my love, my prince! 


I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks AHSC #70.
Come play along with us. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

AHSC #69

I saw the sketch for this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Hearts and thought the card I just made would be perfect for this.  It's very similar to the card I made for my card club.  This one was actually the first one I made for an anniversary card and then decided to make it into a birthday card for my card club.
Here is the sketch

Here is the card I made. 

I used Stampin Up stamps from several different sets.  Most of them retired.  The small little flowers were from the Banner Blast stamp set. The patterned paper is from watercolor by Stampin Up.

I hope you will play along with us! Add your design by clicking this link!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Card Club

I'm having so much fun in my card club.  This month it was at my house and the theme was Birthday for our card swap.  It happen to be Michelle's Birthday month so I got a little cake which was chocolate and white mousse.  Yummy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!


Sitting next to Michelle is the adorable card project we made which was a birthday card with a stacked cake! Love it! Michelle found the directions to this on Lisa Young's blog so if you'd like to try it out too check out her blog.
Her is what the card looks like up close


I'd love to try this technique for a wedding card too. 

Here are this weeks cards from our card swap.  These ladies are so extremely creative  I love getting together with them and seeing their fabulous ideas.

Missing this week is Rachelle's card.  She couldn't make it. We have a total of 7 of us.


Liz's card, so pretty! And that's a fork bow!



Tracy's card , opens up to this great cut out!




Angela's Card
Banner punch, love that!

Love the insides, I need to do more insides of cards. :-)



Cindy's card!  She is a newbie and did this fabulous card that slides!


Michelle's card with a technique she taught us called "Kissing".
So pretty! Can't wait to try this technique

My card. I used several different stamp sets to create this card. 

I also won the door prize this week.  This cute little decorated cup with some awesome twine in it! Thanks Michelle.


I will be posting our card club creations each month so be sure to subscribe to my blog to not miss any of the great creations. 
Find Michelle's Stampin Up website here.She has fabulous classes all year long! 








Monday, August 11, 2014

Second term on Design Team

I was excited to be welcomed back for a second term on the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge Design Team.
This is the first card I've created for the second term and I love how it came out.  I was playing around with Heidi Grace Embossed Punch-Out Flowers that I scored at a local Tuesday Morning Shop. Then I thought about my first design team challenge for the second term and I  made this beautiful card.
Here is the sketch that was the inspiration:

Here is the design I came up with...

The background paper is from my hoard of Leaving Prints, when I use to be a consultant before the company went debunk.  The stamped sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set Happy Birthday and I used CTMH ink Ruby to distress the edges of the orange cardstock.  I embellished with some sparkle bling and of course stickle. 

I'd love to see what you can make using this weeks sketch.  Go to AHSC blog and post your design!
Can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Card club first card swap

I wanted to share the beautiful cards I received at card club last night with my Stampin Up group.  Lead by my consulatant Michelle Halleen.  These ladies have some great talent and we always have so much fun creating a project and doing our card swap.



The Theme was Flowers inspired by Michelle's gorgeous roses going up to her home, and they had to pop somehow.


This card was made by Angela 


This card was made by Tracy and she was our hostess for the evening! Thanks Tracy!


This card was made by Michelle our leader!


This card was made by Liz and it's a shaker card!


This card was made by Rachelle.

(I forgot to add my card to the bunch, so I'm adding it now.)

Next month our theme is Birthday and I get to be the hostess.  Happy Crafting everyone!

This is the awesome project we did too.  I want to make some of my own versions for gifts in the future.
Michelle has some great ideas and classes.  You can visit her website at Stampin up by just clicking that link.  








Monday, July 21, 2014

Love

This week Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #65 was a little tough for me at first.  I was putting together my Banner Blast Stamps from Stampin Up and they had a cute little heart stamp with it so I decided instead of flowers, I would use the hearts as the flowers.  The stems I used Playful Flourishes from CTMH.  I have used that stamp set so much.  It comes in handy.

When I was in AC Moore the other day they had a big sale on embossing folders so I picked up the heart one. I  used it to emboss the front of the card. I free handed,with an
Exacto knife,  the half circles and doubled them up.  The "love" sentiment is a rub on. The glass baubles on the bottom I got years ago at a scrapbook retreat and haven't seen them since then.




Then I used Stickle on the stamped hearts and a few dots all over to give it that pretty look. I have a shower coming up so I may use this pretty card with my shower gift.


I'd love to see what you create.  Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and join in on the fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #63

I'm so happy with the way this card came out this week.  I feel like I have some of my creative mojo back.
Here is this weeks sketch for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Here is my creation.



I stamped the flowers in yellow ink and then sponged the edges.  I love how they came out.
Here are the supplies I used.
Stamps:
Stampin up: Petite Petals and Flower Shop
CTMH: Treasure Life and Playful Flourishes
Stamp Colors:
CTMH: Olive
Stampin Up: Daffodil Delight and Raspberry Ripple
I'd love to see what you can create! Come join us click  here.