Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello There!

"Are we there yet......" it was nice to only smile and think those words while my husband and I spent a glorious week on Pender Island. Now, things don't move that fast in Victoria, but they sure moved a lot slower on Pender. We didn't have a schedule to abide by other than the one I dictated regarding the hot tub! That schedule included a daily dip, so we did. Each time we did, hummingbirds came to slurp sugar water I made about 3 feet from us. I'm sure they knew I would not have my camera poised to shoot them, while I was in the hot tub!

So, while I have a ton of new CTMH product, I am showing you a card with sweet retired product, as I have yet to catch up!
I used retired Charlotte patterned paper on Slate cardstock, with some Coral Shimmer Trim. I cut a scalloped circle with Slate cardstock; 2 scalloped strips; and a circle from more Charlotte patterned paper. I accordion folded the strips and put them together for this fan style piece.

I stamped and cut this sweet froggy from retired Spring Critters and its coordinating Thin Cut dies. I coloured the frog with my water brush and some Pear and Lagoon inks. I stamped the arrow circle with the circle image from Doodled Designs. I added some Clear Sparkles to finish this card off.

All supplies are Close to My Heart.
Paper: retired Charlotte
Stamp: Doodled Desings; retired Spring Critters with coordinating Thin Cuts
Cardstock: Slate and White Daisy
Ink: Black; Slate; Pear; Lagoon
Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Happy Birthday

I just arrived home from a week's long vacation on Pender Island, with my husband. We enjoyed a peaceful week and discovered many beautiful beaches; trails; and nature places on both North and South Pender Islands. I am sunburned, exhausted, but relaxed and ready to get my CRAFT on!
This card used patterned paper from the lovely, Florence. I matted it with Flaxen cardstock on a Colonial White card base. I cut this amazing shape with Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts and stamped the coordinating image from Ornate Blossoms. I used my Shin Han Markers to colour some highlights in then stuck it to a zip strip from retired Happy Times. I stamped the sentiment with Fern ink from May's stamp of the month, Celebrate with Cake. The banner is from the same set, stamped with Peacock ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Florence; retired Happy Times
Stamp: Ornate Blossoms with coordinating Thin Cuts
Cardstock: Flaxen; Colonial White
Ink: Peacock; Fern; Shin Han Alcohol Markers; Memento Black 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I love the name of this stamp set....Sunshine on a Cloudy Day! I need to just sit with that sometimes and all of the words in this set. I made this card for myself and for anyone struggling with something.
I used the GORGEOUS Florence patterned paper on a Flaxen cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment with Pacifica and the background with Glacier. I added some framing lines with my Black Journaling pen, then added some sequins from the Florence Sequins.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Florence
Stamp: Sunshine on a Cloudy Day
Cardstock: Flaxen; White Daisy
Embellishments: Florence Sequins
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge