Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter Slimline Card

 Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

I used both the Honey Bunny Scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts and the March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In, and the Honey Bunny paper pack to create this slimeline card. 

After stamping the sentiment, I used blending brushes to add Sage and Glacier ink for a bit of grass and sky.

I loved not having to color very much of the bunny because I cut it out of Acorn card stock.  Can you see the Honey Butter shimmer brush I added to the daffodils?

Again, I wish you the very best on this most holy Christian holiday.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Happy Easter Daffodil Card

 Using a sketch with more than one stamp set to make different cards is so much fun!

It's hard to see, but I added Honey Butter shimmer brush to the flowers.

Wherever you are, whatever your faith, I hope that you have a blessed weekend!

Friday, March 29, 2024

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail Card

Who doesn't love a fast & easy sketch?  It took me longer to color the cute bunny than anything else (and it was totally worth it)!

I hope you hop into a great weekend!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Spring Rocking Card: Bunny Edition

 Here's another rocking card like I shared yesterday, but this one uses the Honey Bunny Scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts for the mama and baby bunnies.

I cut and stamped the mama bunny on Toffee cardstock and then added the pink Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend accents.  I stamped the baby on a White Daisy Thin Cut and then again on a Toffee piece that I fussy cut to layer on top of the white Bunny (hence the white bell and tail).  Black Diamond Stickles add a little dimension and sparkle to the bunnies' eyes.

I have decided to save this card for a baby shower rather than an Easter card, although it could really be used either way.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Spring Rocking Cards: Chick Edition

These adorable rocking (half circle) cards are the current rage, and I couldn't resist making a few myself (using the March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In)!

For the first one, I cut a 5.5" Cricut circle and then added half of a 5" Honey Bunny patterned paper circle.  (Next time, I would cut it at 4.75" to have a white border at the top too.)  I cut the chicks from the light side of Honey Butter, stamped the chicks in black, and then added orange colored pencil and a little Honey Butter shimmer brush for definition.  (Can you see the Seabrook shimmer trim "base" the chicks are standing on?)  I also added Black Diamond Stickles to each chick's eye for more definition.

My second card is similar to the first but takes it to the next level with a scalloped circle base and paper piecing for each of the four chicks.

Give these rocking cards a try!  They are really fun to stand up on your desk and give them a tap to let them rock back and forth.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Easter Chick Card

All week I am featuring projects I've made with the sweet Honey Bunny collection.  This card is no exception!  I used the March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In, stamp set and Thin Cuts to make this sweet spring card.

Can you see how I used a blending brush to add Glacier ink to the card base behind the patterned paper oval? 

I think this would make a lovely Easter card, but the nice thing is that I can add any sentiment that I'd like to finish off this sweet card.


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Honey Bunny Happy Easter Layout

Honey Bunny has been so fun to create with this month!  Here is the layout I've made from our Easter 2022 photos (the only Easter I was missing).

I had fun using a pattern from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 5, paired with the Honey Bunny paper pack, Scrapbooking stamp set & Thin Cuts, and the March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In.  I used a few Honey Bunny dots as embellishments also.

Currently the Honey Bunny paper pack, paper pack with sticker sheet, and coordinating cardstock are in stock (available).  My fingers are crossed that we will receive more shipments of the rest of the Honey Bunny collection, so keep stalking your email and the CTMH Official Facebook page!

{Layouts 12/52}

Sunday, March 17, 2024

March Stamp of the Month Just Chicken In Cards

The March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In (with and without Thin Cuts) is absolutely adorable!  Here are two cards I’ve made with it:  

For the first card, I used Sage pattern paper from the recently retired Sweet Memories collection. I love the dimension of the chick Thin Cuts layered in the circle cut out.

Although it doesn’t show well in the picture, I used my Honey Butter shimmer brush to add some depth and sparkle to the little chicks.

To save time on the second card, I die cut the chicks from the light side of Honey Butter cardstock so that I only had to color the beak and feet with colored pencil.  (I added Honey Butter shimmer brush accents too).   

I used the retired postage frames Thin Cuts for the frame.  I also used the cloud background Thin Cuts as a stencil with a blending brush and Glacier ink to make the sky. I use the same blending brush technique to create the Sage ground.  Finally, I added a little Black Diamond Stickles to each chicks' eye for added dimension.

Be sure to grab your March stamp of the month to send some love to all the chicks you need to check on!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Project 24: 02b, A Day in the Life

Since this year is a Leap Year, I chose February 29 to document "A Day in the Life" and talked my family into participating.  I sent them some photo prompt ideas, and here are the results.  (I made two two-page layouts: one for my husband and me and one for our girls.)

I also wanted to show that the new Let's Go Anywhere collection can be used for more than just travel (which is its obvious theme).  For my title, I used the stamp set in the Scrapbooking Starter Bundle 1.  The other two stamp sets are retired & in my stash.

I think this sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 5, was a fun way to show the girls' photos, especially the with the silly selfies.

Remember, you can order your Close To My Heart favorites, while supplies last, through April 30, right HERE.

{Layout 10 & 11/52}

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Project 24: 02, Things We Love

My family's February challenge was THINGS we love, so here's what I created.  (I have loved using up so much of the retired Four Seasons- Summer collection.)  This layout has more white space than I am used to, but it's growing on me.

I am so happy with how my family is on board to playing along with these challenges.  (Recently, my husband asked me what the March challenge was going to be!)  

Let me know in the comments if you're creating your own Project 24 in 2024!

{Layout 9/52}

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Goodbye 2023, Hello 2024 Layout

It's been really fun scrapbooking and stash-busting lately!  I'm pretty sure everything used on this layout is retired, but I think it’s a fun way to document the end of 2023.  This layout uses the retired Four Seasons- Winter collection with my own design.

I also wanted to show how fun it is to mix and match to create something new. Here is the 1st/title page of our 2024 scrapbook.

I decided Sapphire was the best color to use with our photos, and then, when I found the Sapphire paper with the gray and white polkadots, I knew I had the start to a color scheme. The background is actually silver foil, but the light makes the top part look gold, which is actually a very cool effect!

This layout sketch is from Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 6, pattern 2. I love the Sapphire glitter paper and silver shimmer trim/gems and puffy stickers as embellishments.

{Layouts 7 & 8/52}

Sunday, March 3, 2024

23 in ‘23 Layout

This layout was so fun to make!  At the end of last year, I had the brilliant idea to capture my top 23 photos of 2023.  I then used my favorite picture collage app, LiveCollage, which is free, to combine them together to make 11 square photos.  Finally, I added them to one of my Persnickety Prints boxes (which automatically makes 4" square photos).

I used the retired Four Seasons- Summer collection (the same one I used HERE) and a retired stamp set.  I used some of my acrylic shapes stash to embellish (which is still available HERE).  I didn't journal much at all because these stories are already documented (or will be documented) in this album.  I think that I will make more year-in-review layouts moving forward (and possibly occasionally going backward).

Thanks for letting me share!

{Layout 6/52}

Friday, March 1, 2024

March at CTMH

If you haven't already heard the news, Close To My Heart announced earlier this week that they are closing their doors.  Having been with them for over 25 years (24 as a Maker), I am deeply saddened by this news.  On the bright side, business will go on as usual for March and April.  After April, I will no longer be affiliated with CTMH, and they will officially close their doors at the end of June.

While I don't have firm plans yet, I do know that I plan to continue to share my love of papercrafting with you in whatever new endeavor I choose.  I would like to finish out my last two months with CTMH in the best possible way!  Thank you for being part of this amazing chapter of my life!

Let the March madness begin!  Grab all the cardstock you need to stock up on during Cardstock Carnival, with savings on cardstock packs, bundles, and exclusive die cut borders!  (Read all about it HERE.)

Isn't the March stamp of the month, Just Chicken In, adorable?!?  You can get it with or without Thin Cuts.  I can't wait to create and share with you!

The final installment of CTMH's amazing idea books is HERE!  Place an order of any size and receive your free copy of this beauty.

If you've read this far, then I would appreciate a comment of support.  If you don't have a current CTMH Maker, then it would mean a lot if you made a purchase from me between now and April 30.  Again, times are changing, but I will still be here papercrafting!  Thanks for your support!


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