Monday, September 9, 2019

Mixed Fonts!

There are so many ways to mix your fonts on your projects.  You can choose sentiment stamps that utilize different fonts or use alphabet stamps to completely mix things up.  You may want to use your computer to create a title or journaling with different fonts or how about cutting varied fonts on you Cricut or other cutting machine.

For me...when I opened my Hawthorne paper and Complements package and saw the "Awesome" sticker with the fonts already mixed up, I knew what I wanted to create.  Here is a layout celebrating my granddaughter's FFA State Degree.  I utilized the 4-3-2 method and added a journaling block and some banners. For my simple embellishments, I resurrected some Colonial White brads.  They worked perfectly with the French Vanilla, the new off-white from Close to My Heart. These papers from the Hawthorne pack blended with the blue and gold of the FFA jackets

I have been a little frustrated lately, trying to reinvent the wheel with new layout designs.  Actually, this layout is my style...very linear and "clean and classy." While I will still attempt to challenge myself, I think you will be seeing more layouts like this.

For more inspiration, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

Happy crafting and have fun mixing your fonts!

Monday, August 26, 2019

From Me to You...

There are so many ways to say "From Me to You" with your paper crafting.  You may choose to make a card, a gift bag or box or maybe (and this is ambitious), an album.  The possibilities are endless!

I chose to create a birthday card and used the Craft On one more time before it is retired at the end of the month.  The cardstocks are Carolina and White Daisy. The design sketch is from Mojo Monday.

The sentiment and hearts were stamped with From Me to You S1908, the August Stamp of the Month.  The shading behind the sentiment was stamped with Timeless Textures, D1852.

The Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog will retire on August 31st.  To order from it, please visit my website or contact me. Be watching for news of big changes at Close to My Heart coming on September 1!

For more inspiration, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

From Me to You,

Monday, August 12, 2019

Adventure Awaits!

Oh boy...I love this heart 2 Heart Challenge!  In a little over a month, another couple and my hubby and myself will be embarking on an Eastern Euopean riverboat cruise preceded by three days in Vienna.  What an adventure! We booked this trip a year ago last spring and I can't believe the time has almost come!

As "Adventure Awaits" is this week's theme, I decided to create the cover page for my trip album.    I scanned the two guide books I have purchased and downloaded the map of our cruise itinerary. I added a September calendar with the trip dates circled.  The title was cut on the Cricut from a CTMH file and the sentiments were stamped with the Escape to Paradise stamp set (D1847).

What adventures do you still have planned for this summer or what adventures have you already participated in?  I hope you will create a project, be it a layout or a card and link it Heart 2 Heart.  You will have until the end of August to do so...just remember to use at least one CTMH product.

For more inspiration, please visit us at Heart 2 Heart!

May all your adventures bring you joy!

Monday, July 29, 2019

On the Border!

For the Heart 2 Heart "On the Border" challenge, I decided to use the beautiful Lace Border die from CTMH.  I chose my papers from the Sweet Girl suite and used Peach and White Daisy cardstock. Although the inside of this card appears pink, it is actually the light shade of the Peach paper.

Nothing too fancy here...I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time,

Monday, July 1, 2019

Color Challenge...Candy Apple!

This week at Heart 2 Heart, we are challenging you to use Candy Apple in your creation.  This color is a very pretty red that works well for almost all occasions, the obvious being Christmas, Valentine's Day, Canada Day and of course, the 4th of July.

I have chosen to use a color combination from the CTMH Love of Color book.  I used Candy Apple, Glacier and Almond along with White Daisy to create my anniversary card.  My inspiration was Pattern 24 from the Make it From Your Heart, Volume 4 book.  I actually needed several anniversary cards this evening and I was able to quickly put several together.

The sentiment was stamped with Special Day Duo, a new stamp set in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. It also includes the word Birthday.  The embellishments are from the Black and White Enamel Dots set.  The patterned paper was featured in the 2018 Holiday Expressions catalog and is now retired.

I hope you are inspired by this card and that you will visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges for even more ideas.

Until next time,

Monday, June 17, 2019

Craft on!

Ok...I do this with most every catalog.  I look at the paper packets, feel ambivalent with half of them and a few weeks later...bam, I need them all.  Craft On was one of those packets.  I was particularly not in favor of the floral on the black background.  My friend said "It will grow on you".  She was right.  I am using it as well as the yellow check here on this card for the Heart 2 Heart Craft On challenge.

Design credit to Dawn Griffith

The sentiment is from the cut-out sheet from the Craft On packet.  The cardstocks used are White Daisy, Black and Pixie.

This was a fun card to make.  I have not added the inside sentiment yet as I have not decided which to use.  I am thinking a birthday for a crafting friend or maybe a Just Because card to brighten someone's day!

I hope you will visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges for more crafting inspiration.  We will also love it if you link your creation to the blog have until the end of the month to do so.  Just remember to use at least one CTMH product.

Talk with you soon...Craft On!

Monday, June 3, 2019


This week we at Heart 2 Heart are challenging you to create a project using geometrical shapes.  You can do as I did and use the Thin Cuts--Stitched Quilt Shapes from CTMH, or maybe you will think out of the box and come up with your own designs.

I was inspired by a quilt pattern I found on Pinterest.  I used the True Love paper packet, and White Daisy and Sugarplum cardstock.  To accomodate the quilt square, I made this card 5" x 7".

Creating this quilted look is a little time consuing,, but aren't the results worth it?

For my more geometrical inspiration, be sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart blog site.

Until next time,