Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sparkles, sparkles, sparkles... I love sparkles!

An easy card for Mother's Day or a Birthday.  Who wouldn't love a pretty card chalk full of itty bitty sparkles?  I know I would.

Here is the second card we made in my April "Brushed" card workshop. 

This is a pretty simple card packed with a lot of feminine charm.  I originally designed this card to be for Mother's Day, but for those in my class that do not have a need for that sentiment, I made it easy to switch out the sentiment to "Happy Birthday".  Both cards are identical with the exception of the sentiment...

So simple, yet so pretty.  I just chose a fun pink paper from the "Brushed" paper pack and a strip of paper from the "Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment".  I just love that houndstooth pattern.  I did the stamping on a circular piece, layered a scalloped circle for a boarder and popped it up with some foam adhesive.

The stamp set we used is not in the Annual Inspirations catalog, it was in the Seasonal Expressions supplement which expired at the end of March.  HOWEVER, the stamp set IS STILL AVAILABLE!!  The stamp set is called "Happy to Be Friends".  I just love it.  It has so many sentiment variations and those cute little flowers which can be done in colors to match any paper pack.

Here's what you get in this stamp set...

Here is a close up of the stamping on one of the cards...

I ended up with a total of 16 "Bitty Sparkles" on my stamped images.  So pretty!  In case you're wondering, the CTMH Exclusive Ink colors I used were: Cranberry, Pixie, Juniper and Canary.  
I've tried to link to most of the items used on my cards to my Close to My Heart website.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you for visiting and come again.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Have a Lovely Day!

Wow, I can't even believe I can still remember my blogger password.  Oops.

Anyway... I haven't perused blogs for quite some time and the last few days I've had this yearning to get back to it.  Facebook is still my main source of keeping up with people, but it's just not quite the same as a blog.

I've been continuing to do my monthly card classes and doing the random swap or two, but I've been neglecting to share my work.  I keep blaming the fact that I can't find my camera cord (which is true - missing for over a year), but I do have a camera on my phone.  While it's not as nice as my "real" camera, it's not so bad.  So no more excuses.  I'll be posting some recent cards I've done over the next couple of weeks and then I'll be going back in time and pull out some past cards, because hey, I still need inspiration for all kinds of cards and I bet others do too.  :)

My latest card class, about a week ago, was created using the "Brushed" paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I think this is my favorite paper pack in the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  It's so Springy (is that a word?).  I'm usually partial to these kinds of colors and I'm sure a lot of it has to do with me having boys and not getting to do a lot of the "girly" things.  That's alright, I'll take it.

This is a great card to give to anyone.  "Have a Lovely Day!"  Who doesn't want to hear that?

Isn't that paper fun?  And I just love all of the added sparkles.  

As I said, this card was made using the "Brushed" paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I originally designed this card for a Card Swap I participated in to showcase the new CTMH products.  In fact all of the products are exclusively CTMH.  I used a combination of two different stamp sets on this card.  The butterfly and the leaves come from the "Brushed Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit" and the sentiment is from the "Lovely Birthday" set.  I just love the font on that one.  That fun pink metal flower is from the "Brushed Assortment".  I used more of those flowers on another card and a layout that I will share in the near future.  And don't forget the bling.  I used both the "Sparkles Assortment" and the "Sparkles Small Flourishes".  I've tried to link most of the products used on my card to my CTMH website in case you would like more info.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you like my card.  Have a lovely day!