It’s time to start digging out those warm winter hats, gloves, scarves and heavy coats! Those of you who live in warm climates, will just have to miss this “fun” LOL!! The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to use a Winter Clothes cut on your project.
My son and his family came to Nebraska for Thanksgiving this year and his 11 month old son had never experienced a cold Nebraska wind. They live in Destin, Florida, so he had to get used to socks, shoes and long pants too! In this photo, he looks like a fish out of water in his warm winter clothes!
I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for the large stocking cap that I placed in the background and Three Birds on Parade for the title. The subtle patterns of the Whimsy Fundamentals from Close To My Heart were the perfect papers to use. It is hard to see in the photo, but the snowflakes and the words are cut from white glitter paper.
I hope you stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the other design team projects. Then link up your own artwork with Warm Winter Clothes cuts!
It’s Monday and time for another challenge at Heart 2 Heart! This week is a sketch challenge and it’s a fun one! The sketch is very clean and simple and right away I thought about one of the brand new Close To My Heart products to create my card.
I used one of the papers from the new Whimsy Fundamentals collection as the background of my card and created the diagonal line in the sketch by making a row of roses from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cut bundle. This is a fabulous triple layered stamp set that can create gorgeous roses with layers and lots of texture.
These roses can be a little tricky to stamp, so I took a few photos of the process.
The first layer is stamped in the new Color of the Year called Bashful.
The second layer is stamped in Blossom. The key is to keep the Thin Cut shapes and the stamps all going in the same direction.
The final layer is stamped in Poppy. I really love the depth that these triple stamps give to the rose images and I can’t wait to experiment with other color combinations to make lots of other roses for lots of other projects!
Please be sure to stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using Haley’s great sketch! Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy.
If you would like more information about the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cuts bundle or any other Close To My Heart products, please visit my online shopping site HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is AWESOME! Laurie
It’s time to make some cards! New Graduation, Mother’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards are now available! You can personalize your cards by choosing colors to match the graduate’s school colors or a wedding’s color theme.
Come to my house and choose the cards you’d like to make–$2.00 each or make 10 for $15.00. Card Workshop dates are Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 and Monday, April 24 from 6:30 to 9:30. Please RSVP so I can have space and materials available!
If you can’t attend the Workshop, you may order any of the cards and I’ll send you card kits by mail. Same prices, but add postage. Contact me at email@example.com for details.
This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are playing with the Whimsy Fundamentals collection! I decided to make a Mother’s Day card since that holiday always seems to sneak up on me! Besides Whimsy paper, I used several Thin Cuts–Hearts and “love” along with glitter paper and a sweet bow.
Check out the other design team projects using the Whimsy Fundamentals paper at Heart 2 Heart! You will be sure to find some great ideas. Then link up your own artwork because we love it when you share!!
Thanks for stopping by! Make today fabulous! Laurie
This week I am double dipping! My project is for BOTH the Heart 2 Heart challenge (COLD HANDS, WARM HEARTS) and the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge (SNOW MUCH FUN). Unfortunately these challenges are way too appropriate for those of you in the Midwest dealing with the huge ice storm slowly making its way across your area. Ice is so much “trickier” than plain old snow, so I hope all of my family and friends back in southeast Nebraska stay warm and safe! On the other hand, I will be enjoying the abnormally high temps here in the Florida panhandle! (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)
Now back to the challenges at hand–wouldn’t this layout be perfect for a special wintry photo?
All of my Cricut cuts are from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart. The background paper is from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and the cardstock is New England Ivy, Glacier and White Daisy. It is hard to see from the photo, but the snowflakes and the “Winter Wonderland” were cut with white glitter cardstock.
Please stop by the Heart 2 Heart Challenges site and the Bitten by the Bug 2 site to check out the winter themed projects created by the two talented design teams. Then link up your own projects to share for even more inspiration! We love to see your artwork!
Thanks for stopping by! Do something AWESOME today!! Laurie