Christmas Story is such a lovely holiday collection (that is retiring TODAY)! It paired so well with my photos of our trip to the Biltmore Estate to see the Downton Abbey exhibit three years ago. My mother-in-law is a huge fan, so we treated her to this visit. (I am thankful for the memories that pop up on Facebook, which reminded me of this great day and that I had yet to scrapbook the photos.)
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Christmas Story Layouts: Downton Abbey at the Biltmore
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Two More Graduation Cards
In addition to our daughter's graduation, our niece and our "daughter #3" (AKA DD's BFF) also graduated! Here are the cards I made using the same format as the one for our daughter.
Of course I tried to personalize the cards with school colors, so I used Sapphire and Honey Butter with gold accents on the left card and Pewter and Black with silver accents on the right card. (If you'd like more details about how I made these cards, refer back to this post.)
Monday, December 19, 2022
H2H Challenges: Full Circle
Sadly, Heart2Heart Challenges is closing at the end of the month, but to celebrate the end, our challenge is "Full Circle."
I made this fun celebratory card with the You Deserve It All stamp set (without the coordinating Thin Cuts) and the Celebrating You collection. After stamping the present and lid in black, I used grey and turquoise markers to color the image. A little Charcoal card stock and silver shimmer trim finished this off nicely.
It has been a fun run at Heart2Heart challenges, and I hope that you will continue to visit me here! Best wish and happy crafting!
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Graduation Card & Gift
Yesterday was a pretty exciting day! Our youngest graduated with honors from the University of Georgia! Of course I had to make a card for her and found a great idea for a gift box.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Freshly Baked Cookies Card
Cookies, anyone? This card was easier to make than you might think thanks to the Freshly Baked Cookies scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts. I cut the wire rack out of black cardstock.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Flower Shoppe & Flourished Greetings Thank You
Recently I needed a thank you card so I grabbed the cheerful Flower Shoppe collection and paired with the Flourished Greetings stamp set.
I stamped my sentiment in Raspberry, added a few pink stickles (to mixed results) and acrylic hearts from the Flower Shoppe embellishment collection. I really like the addition of the Capri shimmer trim also.
Card making doesn't have to be elaborate or fancy to be pretty!
Monday, December 5, 2022
Heart2Heart Challenges: A Few of My Favorite Things
Our first December Heart2Heart challenge is "A Few of My Favorite Things," so of course I had to include scrapbooking, Close To My Heart, travel, and my family! (I can't believe that I didn't stamp anything on this project- yet. I'm not sure I'm finished with it.)HERE).
I had fun using my black journaling pen to doodle and journal. So far, I've used the paper pack + stickers, cardstock pack, and acrylic shapes from this collection. I may go back and stamp something also if that ends up helping my layout flow in the bigger pictures of my trip album.
Be sure to see all of our H2H designers' favorite things and add yours before the month ends right HERE!
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
November Card Class
How is it the end of November already?!? I realized that I had not shared my November card class cards with you, so here we go!
Monday, November 21, 2022
Heart2Heart Challenges: Card Creations
It's time to crank out those creative cards!
Check out all of our H2H designers' card creations and join us before the month ends!
Monday, November 7, 2022
Heart2Heart Challenges: Recipe Exchange
The first Heart2Heart November challenge is a recipe exchange! You can use a recipe, feature a recipe, or anything else that you think meets the challenge.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
November CTMH Specials
Close To My Heart is offering some very fun and festive specials this month! (You can find them all HERE under the Promotions tab.)
|The November stamp of the month, Christmas Snowflake Mandalas|
|From Me to You tags & stamp sets|
|Seas & Greetings (with a winter and tropical option)|
|These Are the Days calendar/scrapbook kit|
|Picture This Christmas card kit|
Monday, October 17, 2022
H2H Challenges: Use a Stencil (Product Challenge)
The latest Heart2Heart Challenges challenge is to use a stencil. Close To My Heart has a lot of great ready-made stencils, but you can also make your own. I decided to use my new butterfly stencil from the Slimline Card Front Stencil Pack 2.distress oxide inks through the stencil to create the card front (Abandoned Coral, Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo).
shimmer brushes across the panel. Finally, I carefully removed the stencil to let the panel dry.
I used Mocha ink to stamp the sentiment from the Thankful Autumn stamp set. I cut a slender piece of Gold glitter cardstock to cross the panel, and then embellished with a wood grain heart that I inked in Mocha ink to match.
After trimming the sponged panel to 3.25"x7.75", I then mounted it on a piece of Mocha cardstock (3.5"x8") for the card front to finish off this fall slimline card featuring our stencils.
Be sure to check out all of our H2H designers projects HERE and be sure to join us before the month ends!
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Close To My Heart has some beautiful specials available this month! Some are only available through the end of the month while others last longer.
Here are the specials that are only available while supplies last until the end of the month (so be sure to order yours before they're gone):
|October Stamp of the Month, Blessings of the First Noel|
|Card Creativity (National Stamping Month)|
|Workshop WOW: Flower Shoppe|
|Picture This Christmas (Photo Card Kit)|
|These Are the Days (Scrapbook/Calendar Kits)|
Friday, September 30, 2022
September Stamp of the Month Fall Layout (#4)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Crisp Air Scrapbooking Workshop, Layout 1: Grand Canyon 2
Here's my third layout using the Crisp Air scrapbooking workshop (which is actually the first layout of the kit). You can find layout 1 HERE and layout 3 HERE if you missed them and want to see them.
Don't be afraid to use these kits and personalize them to make them your own! They always make such pretty layouts! If you'd like to order your own Crisp Air Scrapbooking Workshop, be sure to grab yours before the month ends and this collection retires. Learn more HERE!