Monday, June 18, 2018


Remember a couple weeks ago I confessed to almost copying a card project from CTMH and then saying it was OK?  Well, this week at Heart 2 Heart, we are doing just that!  The challenge is to copy something from the Seasonal Expressions 2 book, only doing so with a personal twist.  After studying the book for a special project, I decided on a layout kind of hidden on page 5.

I followed the basic layout even using the Sapphire polka dot from the Beautiful Friendship packet.  From there, it was all twist!  The FFA paper and the background paper (retired Basics Fundamentals) are from my stash.  The scalloped border was cut with the Scalloped Border die (CTMH) and retired Honey cardstock.  The "notebook" paper was punched with a tool from my arsenal.  The title was cut on the Cricut from a Flower Market file (CTMH) and Cranberry cardstock.  As I have done in the past, I used a screenshot of a Facebook post for my photo/journaling block.  These screenshots often tell the entire story of the layout and eliminate the need for journaling. Embellishments are from the Stargazer Enamel Dots set.

This was a fun layout and it actually went together in about a half hour. 

When your creativity has gone south or you just need some fresh ideas, I invite you to find a project that pleases you, take a look at your supplies and tools, and copy it your own twist!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! For more "copycat" fun, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fresh Air!

This month at CTMH the featured paper packet is Fresh Air and I just love it.  Not only is it perfect for cards as shown in this post, but I can hardly wait to use it on layouts that document the New England trip we have planned for later this summer.  So here are cards for your inspiration:

Design credit to Michelle Loncar

 The following two cards are from the Fresh Air Make It Your Way Cardmaking Kit:

Design credit to CTMH

The papers I used for the cards are just a few of the beautiful papers in the packet.  I think you will love both them and the coordinating stamp sets shown with them.  They can be found in the 2018 Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book and catalog which can be viewed on my website.

 Please contact me for more information or to request a copy of the Idea Book.  I look forward to hearing from you!


Monday, June 4, 2018

Banner Day!

Our Heart 2 Heart theme this week is Banner Day.  I chose to document our grandson's graduation which was certainly a banner day.  I then chose to use banners to embellish my layout.  I used Sapphire cardstock and Gold Foil Paper.  The polka dot background paper is from the Basics Fundamental pack and the striped paper is retired.

So if you are documenting a banner day or just want to decorate a card or layout with banners, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges Banner Day for more great ideas.

I am on sort of a creative roll (yes, it happens now and then!) so I hope to be sharing with you soon.

Until then,