Thursday, January 28, 2016

Simply Inspired Blog Hop - Seasonal Expressions 1

It's a new year and a new Simply Inspired Blog Hop!  Yay!  

You've just arrived from the blog of the always creative Pamela!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm so excited to be featuring some awesome new product in the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expressions 1!  This little supplement is filled with so many beautiful papers, cool stamp sets and accents, and fun tools!

I chose the bright and colorful Penelope paper pack for my card.  I cut a card shape (page 24 - Sleeve - shift @ 5.5") from the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge using black paper.  Next I backed the front of the card with the cute little white Penelope print with tiny dots, and filled some of the circle cut outs with Thistle cardstock just for fun!  

I'm loving the Watercolor Paint set, so I painted a wash of watercolor on Watercolor Paper and then stamped the happy little flowers form the "Friend In Me" stamp set.  After cutting them out, I had fun arranging a variety of flowers and leaves over the circles.  The sentiment circle is a 1.75" circle with a 2" black circle behind it.  I popped up both that circle and the two daisy type flowers with 3D Foam Tape....just cuz it's cute that way!  A few accents from the sparkly new silver Playful Puffies, plus a few Bitty Sparkles and a Glacier Extra Thick Twine bow were added for a little pizzazz!

Now hop on over to see what fabulous art Delightful Denise has to "wow" us with! 

If you get lost along the way, here's the list of participants. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Roses in Pink and Orange and Yellow

Roses, hearts, and love are all ingredients for a pretty Valentine!  We made this card last week for our first night of Stamp Club of 2016.  We have such a great time creating, laughing, and of course, enjoying yummy desserts!  If you'd like to join one of my fun creative clubs or attend a workshop, give me a shout!

It's super fun and easy to watercolor paint these roses and leaves!  First, I used my Close To My Heart Watercolor Paints and large brush from the Brush Set to paint a simple wash of color on watercolor paper.  Allow to dry completely. 

Next, stamp the beautiful rose from the January Stamp of the Month "Beloved Bouquet" on the colored papers with a black Memento stamp pad.  This pad is nice and black as well as water resistant.  I love this pad!

Cut out the stamped images and arrange in a pretty bouquet on a card.  Embellish with sparkly accents and ribbon and you have a beautiful card for a sweetheart!  The Poppy cardstock piece was embossed with the CTMH Heart Embossing Folder.

Supplies used:
La Vie En Rose Paper Pack : Poppy and Black Cardstock
White Cards/Envelopes
Heart Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug for Embossing

More Valentines to come soon!