Thursday, April 30, 2020

Back again...



I have been missing in action from my blog in the past, but this absence takes the cake.  During this pandemic time, I have been trying to be more active in my craft room and have been creating some layouts and cards. 

This past weekend, I pulled out my Tim Holz Distress Oxide inks and my heat embossing supplies and used a stamp set from the CTMH May-June catalog called A Million Little Things. This catalog will be online on my website suebruch.closetomyheart.com starting May 1st.

 These are the cards I created.

This technique is really fun, because while you have an idea of what your card may look like, it is always a surprise just how the various inks blend. This card may be my favorite of the three.


I think it is amazing how the red, pink and yellow blended on this one.


On this one, I stamped the flower on the circle and used our Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.

Here is the stamp set I used: A Million Little Things D1925



I hope you are all staying safe and feeling well.  I am going to try to update my blog more often, so please check in once in awhile.

Talk with you soon,
Sue












































Sunday, January 26, 2020

Spruced Up (once more)!

I really love the Spruced Up paper suite from Close to My Heart.  In my last post, I showed you a layout and several cards I created.  This time, I am sharing another Christmas layout that was inspired by instructions from Chris Robertson.  I did not change very much...it was perfect as it was.  I will say that the layout was pretty labor intensive.  As backlogged as I am with my scrapbooking, I can’t afford to spend this much time on every layout, but darn...this one was worth it!


The trees look complicated, but they are just folded paper glued together.  I am sure there are instructions on Pinterest or Youtube.  Or, I will be happy to show you how!

I have submitted this layout to two challenges.  Check them out to see what else is being created!

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge (I used all the colors in the challenge)

Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Until next time,
Sue

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Spruced Up!

It has been a little while since I have posted on my blog...busy with the holidays and life in general.  Today, I am happy to introduce you to one of the two new paper packets in the January-February Close to My Heart catalog.  Spruced Up is so pretty and perfect for your winter cards and layouts.  Here are some examples of artwork done with these papers:






And here are the products I used to create them!




In addition to what you see, there are also card and scrapbooking kits and additional coordinating stamps and Thin Cut dies.  To see all this goodness, please visit my blog at www.suebruch.ctmh.com. Search for Spruced Up  or click on "More" to view the entire catalog.

It is good to be finding time for my paper crafts...I have done several layouts and many cards in the last couple weeks.  Something about the process brings me peace and we all need more of that.

Until next time,
Sue