Challenge #2

The first challenge was so much fun I’ve decided to participate in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a second time! It was an honor and surprise to be picked in their top 3 for my first entry!!!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:



{This card is made entirely of Close To My Heart products. Click on any image to enlarge}

I started with White Daisy Cardstock for the base, and added an overlay cut with the new Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge in White Daisy Cardstock. I also used a Texture Tool and blotted Champagne Exclusive Ink® behind the overlay.

Then I started with my center image. First with paper from the Chantilly Paper Packet, adding a layer of Kraft Cardstock, then another piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I used the Universal Backgrounds stamp set in Champagne Exclusive Ink® to create the wood paneling look.

The flower is cut using the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge and the Hello Blooms stamp set in Ruby Exclusive Ink® (my new favorite color!!). I cut four flowers, layered them on top of each other, and curled the edges as I adhered them. I added a white embroidery floss* bow and a glitter button* to the center of the flower. The sentiment is from the Card Chatter- Sympathy stamp set in Ruby Exclusive Ink® on Kraft Cardstock. I cut the banner shape using scissors and daubered Ruby Exclusive Ink® around the edges. I also added 3D Foam Tape to give the banner some dimension. I liked the bling the glitter button added to the card and decided to add some Bitty Sparkles also.

Finally I added faux stitching using the Stitched Together stamp set in Desert Sand Exclusive Ink®.

This card is linked to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Head over and check it out!!!


( * = retired product)

The Day Has Arrived!

   It’s August 1st….

….Which means….

The Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book has gone live and is now available to order from!!

I have been so excited for the release of this Idea Book!! Close To My Heart has taken major steps forward and has introduced great new lines of products.

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Cricut-ArtbookingBundle DesignedDecorBeauty DesignedDecorKit BaseBlingKit

MyCrush-BluebirdBeauty MyCrush-ModvilleBeauty

A new Cricut Cartridge {Artbooking}, two new Designed Decor Frames, a whole jewelry line, and My Crush are just a few of the new and GREAT products that are available.


Also…….Have you heard the news on the August Promotional Special that CTMH is offering?!?!

For every $50 spent in the month of August you can get the August Stamp Of The Month, A Chocolate Affair, for FREE!!!! There is no better time to earn a free stamp set with all of the great items that are now available in the new Idea Book!!

 Take a few minutes to look through the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book by clicking here.