Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #120

I am on vacation from work, and sticking close to home this year.  That means time to play in  my scrap room and do some challenges that I don't often have time to do when I am at work full time!

Today's challenge is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #120 - here is the sketch:

It is a great sketch - clean and simple, and although I initially was thinking a card, I thought I would use it for a layout instead!  Here is my finished project - I am slowly (very slowly) working my way through all of my New York adventure photos!

Still loving the Zoe paper and embellishments!  Check out the challenge HERE, and try it out!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Zoe Love

There is a new girl in town and her name is Zoe!  Well, not exactly a girl, but a great new line from CTMH called Zoe!  Brand new and available now, I am having a great time using it on layouts, cards and more!

I created a double layout with some photos of my eating adventures in Harlem, from our New York trip last May:

I love the versatility and I also loved using the newest Cricut cartridge, called Artistry!  It is also available now!

I also did a single layout with some photo booth photos taken in Seattle with my girls!

Check out the newest releases on my website and watch for a few more sneak peeks before the launch of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and Holiday Expressions books on September 1st!  

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop is here!

Happy August and welcome to this edition of the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

If you have come from  DONNA'S BLOG, then you are in the right place!  The hop is a big circle, but if you get lost along the way, simply head to MELINDA'S BLOG to find a list of all of this month's participants!

This month we are featuring the "Framed" stamp set:

This awesome set is great for all your cardmaking needs, and as a bonus, it is compatible with the newly available Cricut Artistry cartridge!

I decided to go sweet and simple with this set - making four different cards out of four of our retiring paper collections (get them only until the end of August)!  The card pattern is the same, but with different sentiments and paper selections they are similar, yet different!

Here they are on their own:

Blossom collection
Confetti Wishes
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now head on over to LAUREN'S BLOG to see what she has created for you!  The Framed SOTM is only available during the month of August for just $5.00 with your $50 purchase, so check with your CTMH consultant, or go HERE to purchase yours!

Happy August!

I am so happy to welcome August - because along with some vacation time, there are a whole host of sneak peeks to share, and some brand new products to get my creativity flowing!

First - a new Cricut cartridge called Artistry! Perfect for scrapbooks and cards, it comes with the newest colours of cardstock and 3 great coordinating stamp sets! See it here and order yours today!

Also available is a new collection called Zoe:

Love this versatile collection - watch for a blog post later this week to see some layouts I have done with this!

Check back later today for a fresh post that features the August Stamp of the Month called Framed - I used some of the collections that are still available, but only for a few  more short weeks!  A new Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions will be available beginning September 1!  So stay tuned for all the details on some great new products!!