Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stuck on You!

I'm stuck on craft challenges lately. They help to launch my creativity with an idea or a sketch. This card is the result of 2 challenges this week. The first is a sketch challenge found on Freshly Made Sketches. It's pretty straight forward resulting in a clean and easy card. The other challenge comes from Heart 2 Heart Challenges which is a stitching theme. I chose to go faux!

I love the bright whimsical colors of the Prickly Pear papers, but I wanted to create more authentic looking cactus. For this I reached for an older stamp set called, Stuck on You. This is one of those sets that came with coordinating Thin Cuts making it all too easy. The more difficult part is coloring in the cactus, however I find this to be relaxing. The faux stitching is made by using some wavy Lawn Fawn Die Cuts.

Pretty clean, simple and cute! Be sure to check out these blogs for some challenges and inspiration!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello Unicorns

Despite my lack in posts here on the Blog, I must reassure you that I am making time to play in my craft room. Especially now with the big Stampaganza sale happening! Some of my favorite stamps are simply sayings or sentiments. They can convey your message on a card or show emotion to a scrapbooking page. Close To My Heart has several stamp sets with some traditional sentiments and some very trending, popular sayings. This month is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites! Here is just a cute card I created using the Dreamin' Big papers, a few embellishments and a thin cut. The perfect sentiment can be found on the inside of the card.

This greeting on the inside was made up of 2 different sentiment stamps, so go ahead and mix it up!

I posted the front of this card on Instagram a few days ago. If you are not on Instagram, I recommend that you join, its a ton of inspiration. If not, you can always click on the camera/Instagram logo on the right of my blog just under my profile. It will take you to my page. There you will find more artwork posted regularly and in most cases before I get it on my Blog.

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Don't forget to save big this month on the stamp sale. Buy 2 Get One FREE! shop online

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

No Worries Bear!

I'm sharing a card with you today for the Heart 2 Heart "No Worries" Challenge. I love this paper collection and found that it can be more versatile than just a beachy theme! On this card I used the Jack cardmaking stamp and thin cuts to create a laid back, fishing bear. Obviously, he has no worries now that he is retired!

Be sure to check out the other entries at H2H. Make sure to stop by the website to order these fabulous products.

P.S. The retirement sentiment is from the No Worries Cardmaking and thin cuts set. All items are on the website and currently available until the end of July.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stampaganza in July!

Woo~Hoo! It's that time of year when Close To My Heart offers the innovative and amazing MyAcrylix stamp sets on sale! It is almost like Christmas in July for those lovers of inky stamping!

For this sale Close To My Heart has also decided to bring back some older stamp sets previously taken away into retirement. Go online to see a list of those special sets and get all the details!

Stamp of the month ~ Storybook Alphabet

You can never have too many alphabets! This set can be stamped as is or you can color them in with whatever medium you like. Plus, this month you can get it for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!

Finally, I want to leave you with this image from the website carousel. It features a variety of projects using the Prickly Pear paper collection. I think the artwork is beautiful and makes me love this collection even more that when I originally saw it in the Seasonal Expressions book. I must warn you that July is the last month that this collection will be available, as the other collections too. Don't let it pass you by!

RAWR!! = Party!!

A crazy little monster wants to wish you a Happy Birthday with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Blog! This card combines patterned paper, Picture My Life card and some cool Cricut cut designs. It all comes together for a colorful, fun card perfect for any little wild one celebrating a special day!