Monday, August 14, 2017

Bear Hugs

It is sketch time at Heart 2 Heart.  Haley Bell Dyer designed a sketch that is just asking for your interpretation!  I love the Jack paper set and the cute little bear included in the Jack Cardmaking Stamp set and Thin Cuts, so I found a way to make them work.  This was a fun card to make.  I hope you are inspired to link up your own take on this sketch!


 Here is the sketch...you have until the end of August to link your project.  Just click on this link to access the Heart 2 heart site.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Card Class!

Hello,

Here is more information about the card class I have planned for Wednesday, August 16th.  As I mentioned, this class will be "come when you can" during the hours of 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.  We will be making 5 cards, so depending how quickly you work, you will want to allow around two hours to complete your projects.

For this class we will be using some papers and stamps from the new Annual Expressions catalog as well as some oldies, but goodies.  The class fee is $15.00.  I will furnish everything you will need except for tape runners.  You will need to bring one or two with you.  I will also provide beverages and a snack.

Something new...I will be offering a stamp set as a door prize. There will be several ways to enter:
      1 chance for coming to class
      1 chance for prepayment (check or Paypal)
      1 chance for bringing a friend
      1 chance for placing an order for Close to My Heart products the night of the class.

So what do you need to do?  For sure, I need an RSVP by Sunday, Aug 13th so I will have time to prepare the kits.  Please, also tell me if you are bringing a friend.  While it will be helpful to know what time you plan on coming, it is not necessary. Prepayment is also welcome, but payment will be accepted at class time.

I have missed seeing you for card class and look forward to our time together!

Sue

Monday, July 31, 2017

Celebrating Friendship!

Hello Friends,
National Friendship Day will be celebrated next Sunday, August 6th.  So It is appropriate that Heart 2 Heart is also celebrating by challenging you to create a card or other project mentioning friendship.  I have chosen to create a card for my dear friend from nursing school.  We do not see each other often, but we have that kind of bond that allows us to easily pick up where we left off as if only a few days had passed.  I will be adding a birthday message to the inside of this card.


This was one of the designs we worked on during the creative sessions at the CTMH convention.  I guess I am pokey because I started several projects there that are just now getting finished at home.  A couple things to point out:

The patterned paper is from the new Whimsy Fundamentals set.  The papers in this set have smaller and more subdued designs and will be perfect as backgrounds for your designs. For cardstock, I used Flaxen, White Daisy, Sorbet and Sapphire. Did you notice the two shades of Sorbet and Sapphire? Our cardstock is now double sided, providing you with more color choices.  It is like having 40 more colors of cardstock available to you! 

New products from the 2017-18 Annual Expressions can be seen online on August 1st. Go to www.suebruch.ctmh.com and click on "products".

I will be on vacation this week and probably will not be posting, so to all of you...Happy Friendship Day!

Talk to you soon--
Sue

I will be unable to give you the direct link to this challenge until after vacation, but in the meantime please visit the main website:

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rose for an Anniversary!

Time again for the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge!  This week we are challenged to use Poppy, Tangerine, Willow, Glacier, Slate and White Daisy with gold being an option.  The rose on this card is kind of a sneak peek of a new set that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Expressions.  This catalog will go live on August 1st and you will be able to see it on my website www.suebruch.ctmh.com.
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The rose from the Beautiful You set is stamped in three layers.  In order to stay with the assigned colors, I stamped the first layer with second generation Tangerine, the second with first generation Tangerine and the final layer with Poppy.  The leaves were stamped with Willow and the veins with Slate.  The sentiment from the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit is stamped with Slate. I used Gold Glitter Gems for the bling.  The Glacier patterned paper from the Prickly Pear set was die cut with a die from Lawn Fawn.

This card turned out clean and classy...and that makes me happy!


Be sure to visit the Color Dare site for more beautiful cards created with this color combination!


Later,
Sue

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

So Lovely!

I'll make this post short and sweet.  I was so happy with this layout I did today that I just had to share.  I think, mostly I am happy with the subject matter...my granddaughter's first prom and how beautiful she looked.  Her dress, her hair, flowers...everything was perfect for her.


A few design details:
Design credit to Cheryl Even
Used the Hello Lovely paper packet (retired)
Journaling block is a Picture my Life card
Used floral zip strips as accent
While not seen on the photo, I used the Shimmer Pen to accent the title
I had intended to use some Complements, but they would have made the layout too busy; used Gold Glitter Gems instead

Enjoy!

I will am posting this at Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Monday, July 17, 2017

In Stitches...Old and New!

When I saw that our Heart 2 Heart challenge was In Stitches,  I  could not get the Stitched Together stamp set out of my mind. Because it is long retired, I combined it with current product to demonstrate how the old and new work together..  This pattern is from the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit (G1131). The sentiment is, strangely enough, from the Race Car Birthday Set (B1531). I used patterned paper from the Adventure Fundamentals set along with White Daisy and Sea Glass cardstock.  The stamping was done with Memento Black and Raspberry inks. The bling additions are Silver Shimmer Trim and Silver Sequins.





This is the card as created from the kit.  I love the Sorbet and Sea Glass together!



And this is the same card done with papers from the No Worries collection.  I love them all!



Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart to see what the Design Team has created for you.


This card was also submitted to the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.  You will also love the inspiration found there!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Heart 2 Heart...No Worries

The entire Design Team at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is coming together this week to challenge you with interpretations of No Worries. This may mean using the papers and/or the colors from the paper pack with the same name or it may mean creating a layout or card that reflects that feeling.  I can picture beach or picnic layouts, kids enjoying summer vacation or maybe just a floral card that invokes feelings of joy or peace.



I chose to use No Worries papers and the No Worries--Scrapbooking stamp set to create my card. This is the card I will be using as a swap at the Close to My Heart convention.  Actually, when you read this, I will already be home from Salt Lake City loaded with new ideas and projects that I will be able to share with you.  I am getting so excited!

So, keeping this short, I hope you are inspired by this card and will visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenge site to see what else the Design Team has created for you.  While you are there, why not link your project?  We love to be inspired!

Sue