Thursday, December 14, 2023

Winter Gnomes and Winter Cards-Perfect!!!

Sometimes you need a card that is not a Christmas card at Christmas time. The Gnomes for Winter papers and scrapbooking stamp and thin cut set are perfect for that and any of your snow pictures and snow scenes. I love this paper!!! It is available now available through December 31, 2023, while supplies last. Save 20% when you purchase the special items together in the Gnomes for Winter Product Bundle or in the Gnomes for Winter workshop kits that include one of the exclusive stamp sets.

The design inspiration came from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #555.

Here is additional list of Gnomes for Winter items: 

My process video for making the card can be viewed here:

Remember all of these adorable Gnomes for Winter products are only available until December 31st!

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Christmas Card for Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 550!

 Here is another Christmas card that was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge ladies! I am building my collection of cards to send out for Christmas that to these ladies. I love that I'm making all different cards to send. It kind of adds some fun for me to look at all different cards and pick who will receive each one.

    Here is the final product:


Here is the sketch I was working with:

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Easy Christmas Cards 4 Different Looks-One Embossing Folder& Stencils

took the Close To My Heart Christmas Floral folder and stencils and made 4 different cards. The embossing folder makes it so easy to create a lovely card in itself. The stencils take the embossed card to a higher level. The best part is the coloring is so easy to do with ink pads and blending brushes. The 1st card uses the Atlantic Hear Sketch Challenge 548 and Color My Heart Color Dare 571 to make a B & W and Candy Apple red card. I just went on from there to show how versatile you can be with a folder and coordinating stencils. Colors Used-Scarlet, Candy Apple, Pine, Jade

Here are the four cards I created:

The other cards I made using the folder and stencils:

Color Dare Challenge 571

Sunday, October 22, 2023

An Easy Card to Make That Works for Many Occasions

 The card I'm making today is a combination of two challenges, Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 547 and Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 570. For the many vertical strips I used Shimmer Trim in 4 colors. I used Close To My Heart's Journey, Mink, Glacier, and Ballerina for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 570. I colored White Shimmer Trim from my stash with a sponge daubers and ink pads according to the challenge. The outer edge of the card is a piece of Majestic Holographic 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The black background for the stripes is 5 1/4 x 4". The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the All The Best Wishes stamp and thin cut set and I placed it on a piece of white glitter cardstock from our Specialty Papers. The sequins were from my stash.

Here are the Challenges:

Here is my interpretation using both challenges: 

Here is the stamp set & thin cuts used for this card:

All The Best Wishes Stamp & Thin Cut Set

Here is My How-to video:


  1. Majestic Holographic Paper
  2. All Specialty Papers
  3. All The Best Wishes
  4. Journey Ink Pad
  5. Journey Re-inker
  6. Ballerina
  7. Ballerina Re-inker
  8. Mink
  9. Mink Re-inker 
  10. Glacier
  11. Glacier Re-inker
  12. Sponge Daubers
  13. Value Pack Cards & Envelopes
  14. Non-stick Micro-tip scissors
  15. Die-cutting and Embossing Machine
  16. T-Square Ruler
  17. All Cardstock

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Get Ready for Christmas-Make Your Cards Now!

 This card was made using the Close To My Heart Home for Christmas papers. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 546 made this card so easy to create. Four strips of various widths less than 1" were cut and dove tailed. The strips are overlapping. The white background was cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and the Candy Apple background under the base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. A discontinued thin cut Merry Christmas is inside. 

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Boo To You-A Halloween Card

 I wanted to use the color challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge again, just cause I love it!

So here is the CDC 569 color combo:

The colors I used were from the Distress Oxides, Candy Apple, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade.

The stamp set is from my stash. I have no idea how old it is but it is pretty old!!!

It is called Captured Moments. 

Here is the card: 

The bottom of the card looks weird but it is the Black Shimmer Brush. 

Emerald Winner 

Here is my Video:

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

A Challenge Card for the Fall-CTMH Cosette Stamps & Thin Cuts with Autumn Colors

 This is a combination of 2 challenges. The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 545 and the Color My Heart Color Challenge 569. I used the Cosette Card Stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts. I stamped with Intense Black Ink so I could color the die cuts with my Tri Blend alcohol markers.

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 545

My Interpretation of the challenges:

Adjustments made to the card:

I decided I liked it better without the leaves and a little added gold thread.

Sapphire Winner

My How-To Video:


  1. Cosette Card Stamp and Thin Cut set
  2. CTMH Cardstock
  3. Value Pack Cards & Envelopes
  4. Intense Black Ink Pad
  5. Tri Blend Markers
  6. Adhesives

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

An Autumn Card From the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 544

 Using the AHSC 544 sketch I decided to make an autumn card for a birthday in October. I made it with a rustic touch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is My Card:

Here is the How to Video:

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Sunday, September 17, 2023

"I'm Here For You"-A Card With Heart

 This this another combined challenge card with Color My Heart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The predominant color is Melon. I used Floral Notes Stamp set and Thin Cuts and the Cosette Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts. Accents with a gold marker were added.

This is my card:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 542:

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 565:

Cosette Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Cosette Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Floral Notes Stamp + Thin Cuts

Floral Notes Stamp + Thin Cuts


  1. Floral Notes Stamp Set and Thin Cuts
  2. Cosette Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts
  3. Melon Cardstock
  4. Intense Black Ink Pad
  5. White Cards & Envelopes value pack

My How-To Video:

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Combine Challenges- Make a Card and Watch What Happens!!!

 Combining Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 541 and Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge 564 produce this card: 

My Card

AHSC 541

CDC 564

My card was made with all discontinued products. It's important to use our supplies so instead of pulling out the new colors, I used my stash.
This is not a color combo I've used before so I stepped out of my box and I really like the look. It has a fall feel to me. The gold foil and purple shimmer trim added a bit of glitz. White embossing powder for the Happy Birthday sentiment popped!

The stamp set I used is 

Occasional Wreath Stamp + Thin Cuts

 How I cuts the pieces

Grape-cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Green Apple-cutx2 3/4 x 5 1/4
White Daisy-cut 5 1/4 x 2 1/4
Gold-cut 4 x 1
Nectarine-cut 3/4 x 3 3/4
Purple Shimmer trim-cut 3 3/4

How to video:

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Using the "Trapped Color" Embossing Technique to Make Cards

 Trapped color is a new to me technique that I decided to try, to my delight. It involves putting color down on cardstock. 

  • I used Distress Oxides and a rainbow colors in a diagonal on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 white cardstock. 
  • I then took a detailed lacelike stencil and taped it over the color. 
  • Using my versamark ink pad I pressed it generously over the stencil being careful to not move the stencil at all. 
  • Carefully removed the stencil pulling the cardstock away and not brush it in anyway to disrupt the ink. 
  • I put it in my powder tray and generously sprinkled clear embossing powder over the entire card front.
  • Shake the cardstock to evenly distribute the powder
  • Shake the excess powder off onto the tray and return it to the jar.
  • Take a heater and completely melt the embossing grains till all the covered areas are shiny. 
  • Let oxide inks dry before taking Intense Black ink and a blending brush and go over the entire card front filling in the non embossed areas. 
  • Wipe off excess black ink.

Here is the result:  

Here are the 2 videos showing how to make these cards:

Stained Glass Card:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 540:

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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Flowers Are Like Friends-An Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 538

  Here is another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for a super easy card to make using the Flowers Are Like Friends stamp set. Another versatile and easy to make card! This is challenge 538. I used an A2 card-5 1/2" x 4 1/4". After stamping the floral part of the set in Intense Black ink, I colored the flowers and grasses with the Tri-Blend Markers listed below.

Here is the sketch for the AHSC 538 

Here is my card 

A close-up of the card and Tri Blend Markers

Here is my How-To video on my

Supplies Used: