Monday, February 11, 2019

I Heart Us!

In true Valentine spirit, Heart 2 Heart is challenging us to create a project that says "I Heart Us".  While CTMH has a fun paper suite with that very title, for my Design Team project, I decided to use papers from the February special, Heart Happy.  I was inspired by Mojosketch #508 by Julee Tilman.
The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from A Piece of My Heart.  Information on the paper packet and the stamp set can be found here.  These items are available through February 28th.  The guy and gal were stamped with a set called Sightseer, unfortunately long retired.


I am sure you are all creating cards for your Valentines...how about using at least one Close to My Heart product and linking to the Heart 2 Heart site?  While you are there, take a look at what the Design Team has prepared for you.  I know you will be inspired.
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Happy Valentine's Day!
Sue

Monday, January 28, 2019

For the Love of Color!

Yes, I love color, expecially in my paper crafting.  So I am excited to post this layout featuring the CTMH colors, Peacock, Carolina and Sage with Mink, Saffron and Sorbet thrown in.


Design credit to Close to My Heart
Make it From Your Heart, Vol 3, Pattern 20
Color inspiration from Love of Color from CTMH

Think about it...color is everywhere.  When you see a picture in a magazine that pleases you, take a look at it.  What are the main colors and how can you create a card or layout using these colors?  You can also find inspiration in scrapooking and card magazines and of course, Pinterest.  If you follow me, take a look at my board, Color Palettes that Please Me. If you enjoy reference books, consider purchasing Love of Color from Close to My Heart. So many possibilities!

Love of Color is the theme for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenges Click here to see what the Design Team has for you.  I hope you will be inspired to create something colorful!

Until later,
Sue







Monday, January 14, 2019

Technique Time!

Tonight I was reading the Blog from CTMH titled Five Ways to Get out of a Creative Rut and Get Inspired (You can also read it here).  One of the suggestions is to try something new.  This week at Heart 2 Heart, we are challenging you to create something using a stamped background.  No matter if  this is a new technique for you or an old favorite, I hope you will be inspired to create a project and then link it!

Design credit to Close to My Heart

I used the "love you" stamp from the January Stamp of the Month for my stamped background.  The paper is from the Heart Happy set, available through February. I originally planned to stamp a sentiment on the larger heart, but with all the patterned paper I used, I really needed to make the hearts solid and just allow the "love you" background serve as the sentiment.  The inside will be stamped with a Valentine's message.

Heart Happy Paper Packet

January 2019 Stamp of the Month


For more stamped background inspiration, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  We hope you will link your project...just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product. You have until the end of the month...we will love being inspired by you.

Happy Stamping,
Sue

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Scrap our Stash Challenge

I have been following this challenge for awhile and finally decided to make an entry.  When I saw the theme "Saturday Cartoon Inspired Stash Challenge",  I knew that I had the perfect pictures and the perfect papers in my stash.


All products used are from Close to My Heart.  The patterned papers except the lemon are retired. The lemon paper is from the "Something Fierce" paper packet in the current Seasonal Expressions book.

Please visit the Scrap Your Stash Challenge blog for more inspiration and information.

Happy Scrapping,
Sue