Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sneak Peek: Chantilly Card making Kit

These cards were completed using Close to my Hearts Workshop on the Go Chantilly card making Kit.  Available 02/01/2012 at

Sweat Heart Cards

Valintine Cards

I used Close to my Hearts Blush, Ruby, Cranberry, Black and Silver inks and embossing powders to complete these fun cards.  The stamps are from the Whooos your Valentine set.

Happy B-Day Card

This was completed using Close to my Hearts Sweat Leaf, Smoothie, Honey, Cranberry, Olive and Sunset inks and embossing powders.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Birthday Card

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pemberley Card

Flirty Card

This was completed using Close to my Hearts Flirty paper and stamp set. Some gold embossing adds a little dimension.  Ink colors include, saddle, blush, olive and cashmere.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Monogram Card Bee Happy

 I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Close to my Heart's Bee Happy.  I really love the little bees.  I heat embossed the monogram stamps, the leaves of the flower are done in Olive embossing and the bee hive was done in white embossing..  A little stardust glitter adds a touch sparkle.

Valentine Card Series

These were all completed using Close to my Heart products, inks, paper, heat embossing and stamp sets.  I'm new to heat embossing and am working on ways to make the embossing look a little distressed also.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Whooos your Valentine

This was completed using Close to my Heart Whooo's your Valentine stamp set.  Ink colors include, ruby, cotton candy, whisper, slate, white daisy and blush.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Heartfelt & Stella

I used Close to my Heart's Stella paper and Heartfelt treasures Stamp set.  Ink colors include: Sorbet, lagoon,topiary and pacifica. 

Wednesdays project

This was completed using Close to my Heart's Jan Stamp of the Month, La Belle Vie paper and misc card stock.  Ink colors used: bamboo, cashmere, blush, hollyhock and topiary.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hot Cocoa

This was completed using Close to my Heart Pemberley paper, cut outs from the Artiste and Art Philosophy cricut cartridges that I welded together to make a cup, marshmallow squares, and diamond cutouts.. I used crystal blue, cocoa, colonial white,whisper and chocolate ink colors. White liquid applique and bronze glitz gel make the marshmallows and cocoa pop.

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's Snowing

This was completed using Close to my Heart Indian Corn Blue ink which was applied to a white card using a sponge and then over stamped using a snowflake stamp spritzed with CTMH stamp cleaner to give a lite bleaching effect.  I then stamped larger snowflakes using outdoor denim and smaller snowflakes with white daisy.  The mittens are stamped with Ruby ink on a distressed piece of CTMH Typeset paper.  I added a little stardust glitz gel for a frosty appearance and a small amount of ribbon.

I'm just playing around with some bleaching techniques that will work with out using bleach on my acrylic stamps  So far the stamp cleaner does the best job.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Valentine Card

This was completed using January's stamp of the Month, Ruby and Indian Corn Blue inks.  I used a sheet of ledger like paper from Close to my Heart's retired Typeset paper packet and stamped on it.  I love using this type of paper as it adds to the overall distressed look. (distressing being my favorite thing to do).  The small bit of ribbon came from Close to my Heart's Blue ribbon collection. A touch of glitz gel was added to the roses for a bit of sparkle.


Condolence Card

This was completed using Close to my Heart stamps, inks and glitz gel.