Friends with Heart 2 Heart

This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to use background (random) stamping.  I’m a huge fan of random stamping so I couldn’t resist linking up a project again this week.

I have a friend that is crazy about lady bugs and I’ve been wanting a reason to play with the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set so I could use the little lady bug.  I started by random stamping a 6X6 piece of white daisy card with the lady bug and dashed line.  I knew I wanted to use the Friends Banner from Flower market so I started looking for a card sketch that fit my needs.


 

This is just a small 4.75 X 3 inch card, but I had lots of fun putting it together.  I finished my card with a white dot added to the center of the flower on the banner and a piece of white twine which I tied around the top of the card.  When you’re stuck for an idea take a look at a challenge blog and see where it takes you.

It’s Tool Time

The challenge on the Heart to Heart Blog this week is to use your favorite tools…my first thought was to go on and on about the thin cuts – I do love them and they are on sale this month.  Then I thought about all the other tools that I use in card making and the one thing that is consistently used is our How To Books.

The Make It From Your Heart pattern books are a staple on my crafting desk…I’ve actually used them so much that the covers are falling off!  When you find a pattern that you love, give it a twist – change the papers, change the orientation, make it yours!

You might recognize my card as one from the Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way and you’re not mistaken.  If you find a pattern that you like – give it a twist.  It just so happens that the young lady I’m making this card for claims that she “HATES PINK!”  I think she’s just misguided, LOL, but to keep the peace I changed my papers to a fun lagoon heart B&T from the Adventure Fundamentals collection.

A good pattern or “card sketch” isn’t hard to find when you turn to the pages of one of the many Close to My Heart How To Books.

I hope you’ll take a minute to let me know what you think of my card and what you’re favorite tool from Close to My Heart is.

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2014 My Year to Catch Up

At the end of 2013 I made some decisions to focus a little more on what brings me happiness and spending MORE time in the craft room was at the top of my list.  When my husband runs out of socks will someone please come do the laundry! 🙂

I was wandering around some Blog Challenges that I have bookmarked and thought I’d take a look at the Heart to Heart Challenges, it just so happens that they have scrapbook challenges which was right up my alley this month.  You can find their blog here.

Our January challenge is Sentimental January.

  •  * 12″ x 12″ page Layouts involving a sentimental moment with friends, family, or pets (past or present)
  •  * Must use a CTMH Exclusive Stamp Set featuring a sentiment and let’s see some journaling. 
  •  *At least one photo

Brooke and Granddad stop to smell the flowers

These pictures are two-fold in fitting the theme of a Sentimental Journey.  Our sweet granddaughter has been absent from our life for almost three years.  I had started a scrapbook of the times that we had spent together and put it away because of the pain it caused to look at the pictures and have such a void in my heart.  We were reunited with her in December and I took her unfinished scrapbook in hopes that it would show her how much love we have for her.  It also encouraged me to start scrapbooking her pictures again so that I can show her again the next time we get to see her.

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I am trying to use up most of my old paper packets and thought this Claire would be perfect without being too “girly” for grandpa!

My sentiment or title is from the Frosted Scrapbooking WOTG  and the flowers were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and then stamped with the Girls Rock My Acrylix stamp set.  I wanted to keep my accessories simple so just used an assortment of Clear Crystal Sparkles in the flower centers.

I’d love to help you scrapbook your sentimental journey!

Happy Crafting!

Tracey