Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Wanderful HWBH

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If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is 
Wanderful paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked by Nancy Klein. 

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I just returned from my son's wedding in Mexico so decided to use the Wanderful paper pack to start a journal of the wonderful occasion.

Page 1

I used CTMH for most of the layout unless otherwise specified.
Smoothie, Crystal blue, Gypsy cardstock and Wanderful paper pack was used.
The map was from a flyer. Wanderful Assortment and Complements were also used.
I used the Artbooking cartridge to do the heart overlay and the Happy Face is a random sticker from Staples.
The Itinarary was printed.

Page 2
Page 2 of my 2 page layout.  Smoothie and crystal blue and  white daisy cardstock. The wedding word was cut from  Artiste cartridge(Z1790) and the numbers are from the Artbooking cartridge(Z1906) The perfect day is part of the Wanderful complements and Mexico was  cut from the Wanderful paper pack. Embellishments are sparkles and bitty sparkles from CTMH. The heart stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I used Gelly roll 08 white marker for the stitch marks. The flower border is  all the bouquets from the wedding that I cut out.

Anyone interested in buying any of the supplies I used please go to my OBA andd have a look at all the wonderful memories you can create using Close to My Heart.

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Christmas cards #3

Week 3 Embossing
This card is cut from daisy white cardstock. The snowflake ornamnets are from a memorybox diecut. I embossed them each 4 times with Ranger superfine white and Recollections Tinsel embossing powders. The branches are cut from an io die with ponderosa pine and new england ivy from CTMH. The sentiment was embossed with the tinsel embossing powder on vellum. Old rubber stamp I had. The joy is from recollections(Michaels) The bling is glitter gems from CTMH.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Christmas cards #2

Here are 2 more cards from my Christmas card tutorial with Justine Hovey, the Twilight Stamper.
We worked on distressing for week 2. 
I used CTMH chocolate cardstock for the bases of my cards. The patterned paper is from  My Minds Eye Vintage Christmas paper pack that I purchased from Michaels. I distressed the pattern paper with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. I think I should have distressed it more. You can hardly tell. I used April Stamp of the Month for the typewriter, C1510 for Merry & Bright and C1557 for the friendship sentiment.Used memento ink to stamp the typewriter and sentiments. 
I used Ruby and Ponderosa Pine for the background of the small strip across card. Glitter gems and bitty sparkles for one card and a retired embellishment and a straight pin with a couple beads for the other.

The tag was a bonus tutorial Justine used distress paint but I do not have any so I stamped some honey, topiary, pear and cranberry inks from CTMH and then sprayed them with water and then dragged the tag that was cut out from the Artiste cartridge through until the tag was completely covered.  I cut out a border from Artbooking, holiday cheer is from C1481 and the large embellishment is from a stash of stickers I have. I need to do some practicing with this technique but I enjoyed doing the cards and the tag.

If you are interested in any of the Close to My Heart products please go to my OBA and check out all the great supplies you can use to preserve memories.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Christmas cards

I am part of a Christmas card Tutorial  #christmascardtutorials2015 and the first card was on a night sky and masking. I don't have distress ink so I used CTMH inks- Gypsy(Z2190), Indian Corn Blue(Z2130), and Black(Z2105)
The stamp set is a past Stamp of the Month(S1310). Cardstock is White Daisy and the pearls are from Michaels- Recollections
Thank you Justine Hovey for the great tutorial. Anyone interested in participating in the class please contact Justine The Twilight Stamper.

Background is the same as the first but I used green  pearl embossing powder-Recollections
and stamp set (D1625) which I can't seem to find so it may be retired. Added bitty sparkle(Z126)
The cardstock for the base is New England Ivy((1282) The snowflakes are from(D1380)retired, stamped with White Daisy ink(Z2163)

Birthday card

This is a card I made for my grandson.
I used mostly CTMH products unless otherwise stated.
Daisy white1385) cardstock was folded to make a 4"x5.5" card.
I embossed Indian Corn Blue(1284) cardstock-3.75"x5.25" with Dot (Z1924) embossing folder.
3 5/8"x 2.5" white daisy cardstock stamped with Indian Corn Blue(Z2130) and Tech Speak(C1566).
I added a few extra little tech monsters on as well. Happy Birthday is from D1629 which I think might be retired. The controller is also from Tech Speak and I cut it out. I added some bakers twine that I ordered from the /twinery and the embellishments are Aqua dots(Z1853).
I enjoyed making this card.