Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Create Kindness - Smile Card with FMS #253

I was inspired by another sketch via email.  Today's is from Freshly Made Sketches by Jennifer Brum.  I grabbed my Create Kindness Card Kit with a little Lagoon cardstock and some retired teal shimmer trim.  Below is the FMS Sketch #253



And here is my card using this sketch.

Products used all Close To My Heart
Retired Shimmer Trim


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, September 5, 2016

September SOTM Blessed card & Mojo Monday #464

Happy Labor Day!  I hope your Labor Day weekend has been a wonderful and blessed one!  

Don't you just love when inspiration hits?  I know I certainly do!  While walking on the treadmill this morning and checking emails, I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch by Julee Tilman and knew just what I was going to do with this sketch, get crafty with the September Stamp of the Month Stamp Set - Blessed Beyond Measure.  Below is the Mojo Monday Sketch #464.

And here is the card I made for this sketch.  I cut out and stamped the leaves with the intent to use them, but then changed my mind, so they are just a decorative accent, ha ha!


Below is the inside of the card, because we can't leave it blank! ;o) 

Here is the September Stamp of the Month stamp set - Blessed Beyond Measure that I used.  Isn't it just adorable!  I'm such a Fall loving person and loved this one at first sight!


I hope you like my creation and if the inspiration hits, play along with me and others over at Mojo Monday Blog!  To purchase any of the products I used to create this card, just click on the item link below.

Products used all Close To My Heart


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

More Create Kindness Kit creations #createkindness

It's Saturday, first Saturday of College Football and my team lost :o(  I'm bummed about their loss, but have been working on continuing to straighten up the mess that is my Craft Room with other games playing in the background.  It's what we do around our home this time of the year, wake up with College GameDay and watch games all day long.  Since I still have more of the Create Kindness card bases available from the 2nd batch I bought, why not create some more artwork!

I grabbed the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 Book to scan through for sketch inspiration.  First I saw Pattern 24 would work perfectly for a card or two, gotta use part from all 4 card bases right?!!


Next I scanned through the layout sketches in the book, I found that Pattern 15 would work nicely with these card bases as well.  Here's my layout creation.


When searching my cardstock on which colors to use for both the layout and the cards, I was drawn to Peacock.  I really like how it worked well on both!  For the layout I also picked Pomegranate & Crystal Blue.  I really like how the layout turned out!  I hope you do also!

Products used all Close To My Heart  (click any link below to purchase)


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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More Create Kindness Kit Creations #createkindness

Happy Saturday!  I'm back today with a couple more creations I made using the 'Create Kindness Card Kit'.  In case you missed my 24 cards I made and shared with you yesterday, you can click HERE to see them.  Today I'm sharing 2 double page layouts I created with this card kit.  Wait - What??  Yes, you read that correctly, I made 2 double page layouts using components of the Create Kindness Card Kit!  I have to tell you I started seeing fellow Consultant friends sharing their layouts on a Consultant only facebook page and knew I had to try to create my own too!  First I searched the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 Book to see what sketch patterns might work with 3" x 3" card bases.  I found a couple and grabbed a few cardstock sheets for the bases.  Below are my creations, I hope you like them!

First is the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 - Pattern 7 sketch.  The pattern calls for 1 1/2" x 8" strips, but I obviously adjusted to 1 1/2" x 6" to accommodate my 3" x 3" card bases.  I cut the card base right down the middle to get my 1 1/2" x 6" strips, added in the 6" x 6" Pansy cardstock pieces and Lagoon cardstock for photo mats.  I'm thinking of putting photos of my niece & nephew on these pages.

This layout is based on the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 - Pattern 4 sketch.  This one calls for all 3" x 3" pieces, so cutting 3 of the different card design bases in half were perfect!  I used Lagoon cardstock for the page bases, added in Pansy cardstock for the photo mats and used some of the new Jeepers Creepers washi tape and a few silver sequins.  I also used the 'happy' & 'stars' Thin Cuts with Silver Glitter Paper for the title and accents.  I'm not sure what photos I will use on this layout just yet, but I really like how it turned out!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my layouts creations from a card kit!  To purchase any of the items used, please click on the items listed below.

Products used all Close To My Heart
CC1145 Create Kindness Card Kit
Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 Book
Thin Cuts - Happy
Thin Cuts - Stars
Jeepers Creepers Washi Tape
Silver Sequins Assortment
White Daisy Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
Pansy Cardstock

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Create Kindness Kit #createkindness


Today I have my 'Create Kindness Card Kit' creations to share with you.  Of course I started creating the cards as shown in the home office image shown above.  Then I had to go a step further with my creations.  I hope you enjoy seeing them below.


These 4 cards are pretty basic, hence the 'GOOD' label at the top of the photo.  I used everything included in the kit to create a Smile, Friend, Love & Hello card.

On these 4 cards that I labeled 'BETTER', I pulled out the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to color in the flowers and letters.  I did also place a piece of Shimmer Trim under the Smile circle.

Next on these 4 cards that I labeled 'BEST' (go with me here, I know these might not be the best you've ever seen, but I'm on a roll, see how it just keeps getting better ;o)  Anyway, with these cards I pulled out the now retired Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the scalloped circles to place under the circle as well as adding some Shimmer Trim


After creating with the included circle die cut cardstock pieces, I decided to cut some 2" x 2" squares from White Daisy Cardstock to use the other 4 sentiment stamp sets that are included with the kit.  I also cut 2 1/4"x 2 1/4" pieces of cardstock using the new colors - Raspberry, Emerald, Pansy & Tangerine.  I then grabbed a few embellishments, both current & retired to add a few more accents to the cards.

On this larger 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, I grabbed my Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 book to scan over the card designs to see if any might work with the 3x3 card base.  I found that Pattern 27 would work nicely.  I added some retired aqua shimmer trim, cut a larger Lemon cardstock circle and Pansy scalloped circle.

Next I used Pattern 28 from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 book to make this card.  I added a piece of the new Raspberry cardstock behind the 'HELLO' & 'FRIEND' stamped images that I colored with ShinHan Markers.  I added a piece of the Baker's Twine from the Adventure Ribbon Pack and some retired purple shimmer trim.

For this card I actually got the initial inspiration from a fellow Consultant & teammate April Dabelstein-Shepler.  She shared some cards she made with us on our team page.  Her card was in vertical orientation.  As you can see I made mine with a horizontal orientation.  The 3"x3" card base does not completely cover the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card but the pieces that I trimmed off filled in the point nicely I think (can you see it?).  I colored the image with ShinHan Markers, backed the circle with a Lemon cardstock scalloped circle and added 2 strips of retired aqua shimmer trim. 

On this card I really just winged it by placing the green striped card base across the middle of the standard 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" card.  Next I trimmed off the excess, added some retired green shimmer trim strips, added a Lemon cardstock circle & Raspberry scallop circle behind the 'HELLO' sentiment that had been colored with ShinHan Markers.

I hope you like my creations I've shared with you!  Check back tomorrow to see a few more items I've created using this kit!  If you would like to purchase any of the items used, please click on the links below.

Supplies used all Close To My Heart
CC1145 Create Kindness Card Kit
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
New Colors of Cardstock - Raspberry, Lemon, Pansy, Emerald, Tangerine
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Shimmer Trim - Current & Retired
Embellishments - Enamel Gems, Purple Hearts 
Baker's Twine from Adventure Ribbon Pack
Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 Book


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Specials

It's a new month, September and that means a new CTMH Special - Create Kindness!! 
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world.  The Create Kindness card kit contains all the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can usee to brighten someone's day!  The kit can be yours for only $46.95 ~ a 15% savings off the retail value!

Below is a video showing this wonderful fun kit, watch it and then keep reading below...


So this is what you receive in your kit.
Kit contents include:
Z3106 My Acrylix® Mini Stamp Organizer
CC1146 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases, envelopes, and pre-cut circles (24)
Y1003 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
CC1147 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Beautiful
CC1148 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Enjoy
CC1149 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Friend
CC1150 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Hello
CC1151 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Everything
CC1152 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Love
CC1153 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Smile
CC1154 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Special
Mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad

So you don't want the whole kit??  That's fine also, you can purchase just the items you wish.  See them below.  You can click through on any of the items below to place your order.
Check back here to see my creations with this kit!

Before I go, here's also this month's Stamp of the Month ~ Blessed Beyond Measure

Below are a couple of the Home Office Art Department creations using the stamp of the month stamp set.  Check back for my creation using this set soon!




Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CTMH New Ink Pads

Hello!  I have a quick video I made today to share with you showing you our new Close To My Heart Ink Pads.  These ink pads have a larger ink pad and the brand new magnetic closure design.  So far I've only used them a little bit, but just the ease of opening them is wonderful.  Of course the stamping was nothing less than the CTMH standard, perfection!  You can view all 7 of the new colors on my website here.   You will only see the 7 new Adventure Color Palette colors and the Color of the Year - Sea Glass in the new magnetic design.  All of the other colors in the exclusive CTMH Color Palette will be changing over to the new magnetic closure style very soon.





Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Adventure Fundamentals - Layout 7

Today is the last double page layout of the workshop to share with you using the Adventure Fundamentals with the coordinating Good Life Complements.  This one is the 'Love Life' layout.   Make sure to keep reading to the bottom to see the left over scraps I still have available to get crafty with!



Like I did on all of the other 6 layouts I have shared, here are a couple of close up pictures for you

Arrow, heart and star stickers from the Complements, don't you just love how these coordinate with the papers, not just plain colored stickers, the designs are like the patterned papers - genius! and of course more gold shimmer trim and sequins!

'Today' journaling sticker topped with the 'today's a good day' banner sticker, gold foil accented vellum arrow, purple star sticker and just a few more gold sequins to top off this cluster.


Now that I've shown you all 7 double page layouts from the workshop, just look at all I have left STILL to create with!  I am really loving the new fundamentals paper packets!


All of these stickers, glitter die cuts and just a couple gold foil accented vellum pieces left!

4, yes FOUR complete sheets of patterned paper that have not been touched!!

Here's the back side of those 4 papers.

And now look at ALL of these scraps I have left over!  I see many more projects coming out of this!!  I placed the flip side of the paper on top of or right next to it to show you both sides and color options I have left.  






Would you like to create all of the lovely artwork I have shared with you from the Adventure Fundamentals papers??  Purchase your papers with me and I'll help you out!  Click any blue underlined link on this post to go directly to my website to make your purchase or message me at pamtrostle@msn.com and I'll get your items order for you!


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Adventure Fundamentals - Layout 6


Today's double page layout to share with you using the Adventure Fundamentals with the coordinating Good Life Complements is #6 ~ this one is the 'Details & Moments' layout.  I don't know about you, but I just Love the "words" paper!  Love, life, happy, hello, be happy - such a happy uplifting paper!!  I'm more of a blue kind of gal, but these pages just turned out so pretty!  I hope you are enjoying all of these layouts so far!
  

Some close up pictures for you...

'live in the now' gold foil vellum talk bubble (so cute!!), gold foil vellum arrow, more of the lovely glitter die cut chipboard hearts! gold shimmer trim & sequins

'details &' in Lagoon glitter die cut chipboard, 'moments' white stickers, gold foil accented vellum arrows, gold shimmer trim & sequins

So much beauty in these gold accents on these pages!  I do hope you are enjoying these pages!



Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Adventure Fundamentals - Layout 5

Here is another double page layout to share with you using the Adventure Fundamentals with the coordinating Good Life Complements.  This one is the 'Dream' layout.   (Sorry this picture seems a little dark to me)




Here are some close up pictures for you to see more details.

Lagoon glitter die cut 'Dream' letters for title, variety of Complements stickers, glitter die cut banner, gold shimmer trim and sequins to accent the left page.

Lagoon glitter die cut chipboard banners, heart arrow sticker & gold shimmer trim

'Today is your day to shine' sticker, Lagoon glitter die cut chipboard star & heart, heart & arrow sticker along with star & gold sequins.

Lagoon glitter die cut chipboard heart arrow (can you tell I love these glitter die cuts!!)


Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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