Monday, June 24, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-Sketch 9

Wow! I sure love being challenged, This weeks AHSC was a hard one for me, I wanted to have a coordinating canvas to match the one from last week, The paper pack that i used is called Surfs up and the colors are a perfect match to my living room decor, i added some of my favorite Kraft paper and used the Surfs up WOTG stamp set. I hope you like it and feel free to make you own and join us on this weeks sketch!

Black stamp pad 
Cocoa stamp pad
Ocean color ready embellishments
Brown and tan glitter paper
Green and blue sparkles 
Small clear sparkle flourishes 
Clear sparkles
ATG Gun 
Liquid glass adhesive 

Thank you for reading my post today and Keep Dry! (im in Calgary) Please comment below..i just love reading them. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-Sketch 8

Welcome to this weeks AHCS #8 aka Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I wanted to make something different since i have been creating so many cards, i have never decorated a canvas, i used this weeks sketch to decorate a canvas i had already but you can pick one up through me, 6x6" Canvas, These are more or less the colors of my Ocean/Nautical themed living room, Since we just moved only a couple of months was perfectly fitting that Surfs up works in my living room too. I cut the sentiment at 2" and the sunburst 3 1/2" of off the artiste. It is by far my favorite cricut cartridge ever! Enjoy and please check out the recipe and if you need to your ingredients to make your own canvas art please click on any link in the recipe below.


This is my take on the sketch

Paper pack:
12x12 Kraft cardstock
Surfs Up paper pack (i used gently left behinds from the Surfs up WOTG)

Stamp sets:
Surfs up WOTG stamp set
In the Background stamp set

Stamp pads:
Cocoa stamp pad
Black stamp pad
Sorbet stamp pad
Crystal Blue stamp pad
Pigment ink towers: Adventure, Whimsey (for the bright background stamping)

Clear sparkles
Round Sponge

I hope that you will make one too! i would love to see your canvas art. thanks for reading and please comment below...i LOVE reading them. night!

*News* Next month we will be offering you a wicked deal with the Canvas WOTG it will be more then 50% off!! WOW!! contact me asap to get your sooner then later, as these deals often sell out before the month is gone...Ask me about joining my monthly newsletter or part of the sales contact list (when i hear about an awesome CTMH sale, i send you the info asap)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June's Cross Canada Blog Hope - PARTY TIME!

Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring Party themed projects.  You will see creations from our participants that will include invitations, party favors, party decorations and I'm sure there will be lots of ideas for you to incorporate into your next party.
We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle S at My Creations with Michelle If you came from Janet McCormic of Jan's Works of Heart then you are in the right place!

The Owl Birthday Set

i love how it looks like owls on clouds! With a simple switch of stamps you can make any one of these party items in to your personal theme and colors of your event. I did use retired stamp sets for this, however i wanted to show you can easily change out the stamp and/or use what you have. If not well let me know and we can order it for you :-)

Here are the invites that are sure to get R.S.V.P's
The Cupcake Liners -Tip- bake and decorate before you put on the liner.
Here is the Cupcake Topper
Loot Boxes for your guest!

The recipes for the Owl Party:
X5643 Chocolate cardstock
1385 White Daisy cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue cardstock

Stamp sets:

C1362 Your're a Hoot (retired)
C1553 Chantilly WOTG stamp set (G1053)
C1438 Tea Time stamp set
D1540 In the Background stamp set

Stamp Pads:

Z2114 Cocoa
Z2135 New England Ivy
Z221 Crystal Blue
Memento Tuxedo Black - Tuskineko


Z282 Black Hemp
Z697 Round Sponge
Z1686 Art Philosopy Cricut cartridge
Z1790 Artiste Cricut cartridge
Z1752 Clear sparkles
Z1732 Seam Binding ribbon
Blue Poka-dot washi tape
Clothes pins (department store)
Various bright CTMH Alcohol markers

Adhesive used:

Z553 Bonding Memories Pen (used to glue the letters)
1512 Bonding Memories (use to glue the owls)
ATG Gun (new toy and i Loves it)

Feel free to make your own, click on any one of the links in the recipe and it will take you to my shopping site. If you need directions please email me at

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Ashley Denny of Scrappin' With Ashley.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Canvas projects using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in July when we will be featuring retiring paper packs.  We plan on showing you just how much you can create with 1 paper packet.  We hope you will join us again on July 15th.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-Sketch 7

Good morning everyone! How about another fun sketch? This post will be a short one because life is super busy this week and well that happens right? So make sure you check out AHSC and challenge your self, remember these sketches can be used for anything not just cards. Can you think outside the box, lets see them!
Here is the challenge sketch for this #7
and here is mine! A2 card size. (im still unsure if im smitten over it or not) 

There she is! 
A1119 A Garden -stamp set used
1292 Crystal Blue cardstock
X5764 Pear cardstock
Z1327 Blue & Green Sparkles
Z1482 Sliver Glitz glitter (for accents on the pear flower) 
44571 Archival Black stamp pad
Z2160 Twilight stamp pad - inking up the edges
Scrap paper for the pennants, flower base - i used a bit of glitter paper, dream pop and surfs up (under the flower base)

I hope you enjoy this card and please feel free to comment below, i LOVE reading them!

Friday, June 07, 2013

June CTMH Specials

Everyone loves sales with and June will not disappoint you in the lease. This month we have Stamps for sale now that will be in the new fall/winter 2013 idea book, only $2.95 each and it helps the Red Cross. There is much to be had this month, Please check it out and let me know if you would like to order your own.
First off is the STOM (stamp of the month)

Now until June 30 2013.
Super easy to get, spend $50 and get this kick butt stamp set for $5, yep that easy. This is a great stamp to play around with shading and highlights using our wonderful Markers (alcohol based). Follow this link to see the A Flowery Bunch stamp set and more art work 

Next is a wonderful Thank you stamp and some of the sales of the stamps help the victims of Oklahoma Tornado.

Now to June 30 2013

Close To My Heart is making an upcoming Autumn/Winter 
2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately 
and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set 
from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross 
to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those 
affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!

And yes here comes another special.

Now to July 31 2013

Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets—available only from 
June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each 
B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size 
My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, 
which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military 
troops by providing post-secondary education. Show your support 
today—stamp style!
* Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013. No qualifying purchase required. No limit per order
Click the stamp set names to see the set.

How about a FREE banner?

From now until June 30 2013 - 65% left (will be updated daily)

It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a qualifying 
stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free (a $5.95 value)! The mini 
banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for 
hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this 
summer. Make it a “banner” day in June!
*Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a qualifying stamp set (retail sets sizes A – E) and 
reach $25 receive a free mini banner

You can get yours by contacting me or to join the Ez Invite Called June's Specials 

Thank for reading, i accept order from all over Canada, also im looking for team members!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge-Sketch 6

Hi guys! I had a hard time with this sketch, there were sooo many ways it could have gone. Since im gardening hardcore with container this year and i got a very cool stamp set with bugs i thought why not keep it simple and just stamp it. So for once i did that..( i didn't even ink edges, wow!)
Here is this weeks sketch..Please visit AHSC to join your artwork
And this as always is my take on this weeks sketch

Ha isn't it cute! i kept it mostly modern with colors and the chevron pattern is pretty hot right now. the stamp set for that chevron is large so you can even do a huge piece that will take no time if you wanted to cover the whole page, oh and the stamp image is a little distressed..hehe my fav!  
Lets move on to the recipe. 
D1540 In the Background 
D1535 Bugs & Hugs 
Z2172 Whisper stamp pad
44571 Archival Black stamp pad
Z2155 Topiary stamp pad
Z1336 Opaques Pearl adhesive gems
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey assortment

Well there it is, i hope you enjoy this card and you will make you own and join us for the weekly sketches. Please feel free to leave me a comment..i LOVE reading them!