Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kraft-y Love

For this card I was inspired by the photo at
Check it out.

I just love brown paper (Kraft) packages, especially with a red, white and Kraft color combo so I knew I had to play along.
There were so many ways to go with the tag choices
on my Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
I decided to go with the snowflake tag.
I layered white and Kraft and used
Ruby Ink.
The sentiment is from this stamp set...

It is tough for me to do CAS, but I was so inspired by the designer example it made this card come together quickly.
For some awesome inspiration in this style and many others check out
The Card Concept challenge blog.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Autumn Blues

One last blue card!
I have been sharing cards created with the
This one has a chipboard leaf from the coordinating complements.
The journaling card is actually from a completely different line
Seaside PML cards.
I love to mix and match. 
I stamped the blue flowers with Glacier Ink that was swiped on to my Craft Mat.
That's how I got the soft watercolory look. 
I will be trying that technique a bit more.
I dare say, Autumn has been over here in Indiana for awhile.
We have had inside recess all week due to the wind chills.  
Oh well, at least it is supposed to warm up this weekend.

Here is a look at the stamp set I used to create that border of tiny flowers.

Thanks for visiting!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I guess I went on a bit of a "blue" kick lately.
I love the blue prints in this Pathfinding Paper Packet.
The strip in the background was stamped with this set.

I swiped some Glacier and Olive inks on my All Purpose Craft mat and inked up
the stamp from there.
It gave it a softer look.  
That is also how I made the background for the sentiment panel.
The sentiment is from this set.

I just love this stamp set.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Remember this "Beyond Measure" stamp?
It is only $6.95.
I think it is so sweet with the lovely script font.
I thought I would try it in Glacier blue after seeing a magazine spread with aqua pumpkins for home decor.
I like the result.
The paper is Pathfinding.

Blessing to you!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Inky Skies

There was a great tutorial on the 
Close To My Heart blog HERE.
They called it All-Purpose Mat Color Splat.
That post inspired me to play around with the technique.
Here is the result of one of my favorite pieces from the
art experiments.

To create the background I just swiped my Glacier Ink Pad across my craft mat.
Then I swiped the Olive Ink Pad.
Next I sprayed a bit of plain water on it with my Spray Pen.
(These pens give off the perfect mist.)
Next I laid a piece of Colonial White Cardstock on top of the inked up mat.
This is the result. 
I love the softness of it.
When it was dry, I stamped the tree,
 from Always Grateful,
in Cocoa Ink

The background cardstock is from the Whimsy Fundamentals packet.

The sentiment is from the Big Hug.
Hugs to you my faithful readers!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rose Blossom "Holiday Decor" Blog Hop

The Rose Blossom team is at it again!
This time the theme of our blog hop is "Holiday Decor".
If you came here from the super-talented
Kim Hill's blog Violets and Sunshine then you are on the right track!
If you are starting here, just follow along the links to the circle of inspirational
projects using Close To My Heart products.
I created this wreath to hang on my 
The base is an embroidery hoop and it is hung on a magnetic hook so I can easily change it out for the seasons.

With the black background it was challenging for me to get good photos so I'll show you the true colors in the following photos.

I had so much fun creating these flowers, one of my favorite things to make using our CTMH cartridges.
Please hop on over to the Tator Patch HERE, where you will see
a beautifully crafted creation by my friend Marg.

Links to CTMH Products:

Thanks for visiting.
Have a blessed week!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just For You 2

I will wrap up my Stamp of the Month weekly post with my favorite
creation with this lovely stamp set.
I just so happened to need a Fall wedding card for last weekend.
I created this in a 6 x 6 square for the special occassion.
I was inspired by a card that I received from Karen Pederson.
You can see her card HERE.
You can see I pretty much lifted the entire design, only substituting the soft Fall colors where Karen had bright, Spring colors.
It's kinda fun to see how the color change can completely change the "mood" of a card.
What colors would you use with this set?
I started by staming the leaves in an all around pattern.
Then I stamped the floral pieces and a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut them out.

I wouldn't make a dozen of these but it was fun to create for the wedding couple.
Here is one last look at the 
Stamp of the Month, but you can see it on my website HERE through November.