Monday, June 24, 2019

"You Are My Sunshine" - Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to this week's Heart to Heart Challenge, "You Are My Sunshine". Create and link up any artwork related to the theme and be sure to incorporate some Close To My Heart product in your creation.

Using the You Are Here Cricut Collection, exclusive to Close To My Heart, I created this card using various images. Because our paper has a white core, simply tearing the cardstock created a look of "sand". I love how simple it is.

I actually may be using this as a focal point for our vacation photos.

Here is a link to the Design Space file.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Pocket Power!" Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's Technique Blog Hop where we use Close To My Heart products to create artwork centered around the theme of "Pocket Power"! Participants can choose to interpret that theme however they see fit and I'm sure we'll see a variety of interpretations! 

If you are coming from Tamara's Blog, you're on the right track. You'll find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. 

Using the "Craft On" Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way, I created this third layout as designed in the workshop. But...

I did make a slight adjustment on the right side of the page. I moved the items slightly to the right and sliced down the middle, at 6" - after I assembled the layout. That allows me to do so where it didn't impact the page design. THEN, I placed each 6" x 12" piece inside one of our Flip Flaps and made it interactive by sticking them up to of a standard 12" x 12" page protector. Keep reading...

When I open each flip flap - like doors - this is what is exposed; two 6" x 12" panels and a 12" x 12" page. Isn't that awesome?! I can include more photos, journaling and whatever else I desire. 

Flip Flaps help extend the space in your scrapbooks without feeling you have to do extra "work" to add additional memories or to save memoriabilia items. We have a variety of Flip Flaps to choose from with each offering a different element to your pages. 

This shows you how the Flip Flap works to showcase all that has been shared above. Do you love it?! 

I will be offering this as a virtual class in July. It will be shared on my VIP group. If you don't currently have a Consultant, contact me for additional information. 
These are the fabulous products that come in the Workshop Your Way kit!

Head on over to Katy's Blog to see what she has created to share with us! Consider leaving a comment before you head towards more fun artwork! 

1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE*

Monday, June 10, 2019

"Woodwork" - Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge titled, "Woodwork". You can incorporate anything woodgrain into your project, or even stretch outside the box a bit with the theme, if you would like. Just be sure to use some Close To My Heart products in your creation.

I whipped up this card using the Into the Wild product line and a simple card design. 

I absolutely love the different paper patterns that are great for masculine themes or a piece of artwork that would work great with neutrals. 

Some of the patterns do have "woodgrain", but I chose to incorporate the Into the Wild Woodgrain Shapes for the texture. As you can see, there are a variety of shapes included. 

I used Tombow adhesive to adhere the dimensional stars to the card front.

The Never Give Up stamp set, which includes these awesome encouragement sentiments, was used. I can't wait to make additional artwork using the other images.

To link up to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, go to the blog and you'll see the opportunity to link up at the bottom of the respective post. I look forward to seeing your artwork there.

Have a blessed week!

Friday, June 7, 2019

"Fireflies" - Blog with Friends

Welcome to "Blog with Friends" where I join fellow Bloggers as we share topics/ideas around a theme. This month our theme is "Fireflies". might be wondering where the fireflies are on this layout. There aren't any! ha BUT...I will tell you that fireflies totally scream summer and I think this layout totally aligns with that. What do you think? Well...that's what we're going to go with.

Outside of the tropical theme, I love the sentiments on both layouts. "Escape the ordinary." Yes, please! I want each day of my life to be something "different" and "new", not the same ol' same ol' many people experience. While I appreciate structure, sometimes being unpredictable provides a jumpstart. 

"To travel is to live". Yes it is! God created such beauty on this earth and while I've been able to enjoy a lot of it, there is tons more left for me to see. I plan on living until I die. What about you? Don't cut your life short by missing out on the extraordinary. 

Do you have some fun memories you would like to preserve? There is a fun and inexpensive way to do so with a special from Close To My Heart, during the month of June. It's called "The Best Moments are FREE" and you have four different options. The price is a steal because essentially, you pay for the stamp set and get the rest of the kit items FREE! It truly sounds too good to be true, but it is true!

If you would like to preserve your memories, while I create the layouts for you to do so on, contact me and that is completely possible. In fact, I'd be honored to do that for you. I'm sure you have memories worth documenting. 

Now, check out these other fabulous blog posts from some of my bloggin' friends. We all love when you leave a comment and show us some blog love so please consider doing so. 

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

It's Your Day to Sparkle - June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy June! Welcome to this Blog Hop where we are featuring the Stamp of the Month, "It's Your Day to Sparkle".

This beautiful stamp set, that contains 29 images of various types, can be yours this month for $5! It retails at $18.95 but with a $50 order, you can get it at the $5 price! Read all those details here

If you are coming from Cat's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants through this link

I love how this card came out and enjoyed being able to focus attention on coloring this beautiful cake image. With the size and beauty of the cake, there was little need to add much more. 

While not reflected the best in the photo, Watercolor Pencils were used to color in the image and the Clear Shimmer Brush was used to blend the pencil coloring and add some shine. 

Curious on where I got this card design from? I actually used the Craft On Cardmaking Workshop pieces to create it, providing a variation to the original cards. I love being able to use the resources Close To My Heart provides, for FREE, which we can use with other products or for other themes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Consider leaving a comment before you head on over to Brenda's Blog to see what she has to share with you. 

I hope you have a fantastic month and a very enjoyable weekend!