Saturday, June 30, 2018

'Relax and Enjoy Your Day' Card for Design Challenges With Video of Starfish on Naples Beach, FL


Relax and Enjoy Your Day
Card Design
Today's post is an entry to the 'Unwind & Relax' CTMH Challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and 'Machine Die Cutting' Challenge at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges. Here is the Heart 2 Heart challenge:


To answer these design challenges, I used all CTMH products with the exception of the one blue watercolor-effect paper and the bronze glitter. I used the Scallop Border Thin Cuts for the edge along shoreline, Fresh Air Stamp and Thin Cuts for the sentiment, and No Worries Stamp and Thin Cuts for the umbrella, chair, sand detailing and starfish. Then I used the gold shimmer brush to add highlights on the sand, and the bronze glitter to make the starfish really sparkle. 

Close To My Heart products used:
Other products used:

Want to make these cards? Let's go shopping!

If you need a consultant, I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to enjoy the added privileges of being a consultant, I can show you how. Check out the labeled tabs for more details. You can also contact me via comment or email.

Be sure to check out the challenges at Heart 2 Heart and Three Amigos. You might enjoy checking out the other entries as well. This is my first month participating and I know I've gotten a lot of great ideas from checking out the past challenges.

 Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges
 Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,
Kimberly

P.S.: Today's the last day to pick up (1) June Stamp of the Month, (2) Dad is Rad Workshop Kit, and (3) 25% discount on Create The Rainbow cardstock. Want to check them out? Click the pictures for a direct link to each item:

June Stamp of the Month: 
A Bushel and A Peck




Here's a short video of a starfish on the beach in Naples, Florida. The music is relaxing too. Enjoy!

Last Call for June Specials: Stamp of the Month, Dad is Rad Workshop, and 25% off Create the Rainbow

Last Call for June Specials: 
Stamp of the Month, 
Dad is Rad Workshop, and 
25% off Create the Rainbow 

Today's the last day to pick up (1) June Stamp of the Month, (2) Dad is Rad Workshop Kit, and (3) 25% discount on Create The Rainbow cardstock. Want to check them out? Click the pictures for a direct link to each item:

June Stamp of the Month: 
A Bushel and A Peck

 Create the Rainbow

 Dad is Rad

Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,
Kimberly

CTMH Card for Banner Day and Machine Die Cutting Challenges

Banner Day and Machine Die Cutting
Card Challenge Entry
Today's post is an entry to the 'Banner Day' CTMH Challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges (include a banner in your project) and the Machine Die Cutting Challenge (include a die cut piece in your project) at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges

I used a card design from the Postcard Perfect 20 Card Workshop that included a banner and also used die cutting. I used Close To My Heart's Fresh Air papers and three CTMH Thin Cuts: 'Hi There', 'Scallop Border', and 'Basic Tags' to make these cards. Can I tell you a secret? I used CTMH's 'Basic Tag' Thin Cuts to make sure my dovetails were perfectly aligned without that little paper tear at the center of the tail. What do you think? 
My secret method
of insuring perfect
dovetails on my
banners
Close To My Heart products used:


Want to make these cards? Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant, I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to enjoy the added privileges of being a consultant, I can show you how. Check out the labeled tabs for more details. You can also contact me via comment or email.

Be sure to check out the challenges at Heart 2 Heart and Three Amigos. You might enjoy checking out the other entries as well. This is my first month participating and I know I've gotten a lot of great ideas from checking out the past challenges.

 Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,
Kimberly

P.S.: Today's the last day to pick up (1) June Stamp of the Month, (2) Dad is Rad Workshop Kit, and (3) 25% discount on Create The Rainbow cardstock. Want to check them out? Click the pictures for a direct link to each item:

June Stamp of the Month: 
A Bushel and A Peck



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Color Dare Design Challenge #297, Plus Double Trouble Challenge #3, Plus Three Amigos Challenge #15

Snowman Card Designed in
Cricut Design Space
 Color Dare Design Challenge #297 
Plus Double Trouble Challenge #3,
Plus Three Amigos Challenge #15

This post shares a three-for-one challenge entry. First, the Color Dare Challenge #297 at Color My Heart Color Dare calls for the use of Nutmeg, Glacier and Sorbet with permission for the addition of Black and White. Challenge met!
Second, Double Trouble issues the same color challenge and tags onto the Color Dare Challenge #297 for a second entry. Done and done!
Third, Three Amigos throws out a challenge to use machine die cutting in your card-making. Since I cut out all the card pieces on my Cricut Maker, let's add that challenge in here too. Hooray! That doesn't sound like too much trouble, does it? 

Optional Inside Sentiment
of Snowman Card
As soon as the post is published on July 1 for the 'Christmas in July Design Challenge', I will come back and link this post to that one for more information and a link to the free Cricut Design Space file. You can follow this blog to be notified automatically, if you'd like. In the meantime, here's a screenshot of the Cricut Design File.

Screenshot of Cricut Design Space file
for Color Dare Challenge #297

Close To My Heart cardstock colors used:


Other Close To My Heart supplies used:

Also needed:
  • Cricut Maker, or other cutting machine with access to Cricut Design Space
  • Cricut Scoring Tip
  • Cricut 0.4 Tip, Black, Fine Point Pen
  • Cricut Standard Grip Cutting Mat
Want to make this card? Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant, I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to enjoy the added privileges of being a consultant, I can show you how. Check out the labeled tabs for more details. You can also contact me via comment or email.

Be sure to check out the challenges at Color Dare, Double Trouble and Three Amigos. You might enjoy checking out the other entries as well. This is my first time participating and I know I've gotten a lot of great ideas from checking out the past challenges.




Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,
Kimberly

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

'Let's Be Copycats' Card Challenge

'Let's Be Copycats' CTMH Card Challenge,
June 2018
Today's post is an entry to the 'Let's Be Copycats' CTMH Challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges. Here is the challenge:


To answer this call, I went to Page 27 of Close To My Heart's Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. There I found a card using Fresh Air papers and the Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp. It's the first picture on the left. I've posted that photo alongside my entry for your ease of viewing.

Fresh Air Card from SE2 next to my
June SOTM Copycat entry
I used the same size papers, but switched it up and used the Postcard Perfect paper and the June Stamp of the Month girl and sentiment. I stamped the girl using Archival Black so the color would be set when I went over the colored pencils with the waterbrush. I also used some alcohol markers I had on hand for the deeper coloring. I didn't care for the amount of white card showing in the background and felt it draw my eye away from the central focus of the girl, so I used one of the flower stamps from Postcard Perfect that matched the paper to stamp the background using Charcoal ink. For the embellishment, I used bronze sequins.

Close To My Heart products:
Stamp set: Postcard Perfect (retired)
Stamp set: June SOTM - A Bushel and A Peck
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad: Charcoal, Archival Black
Cardstock: White Daisy, Charcoal, Postcard Perfect Paper Pack
Embellishments: Bronze Sequins
White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Tools: Waterbrush

Want to make this card? Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant, I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to enjoy the added privileges of being a consultant, I can show you how. Check out the labeled tabs for more details. You can also contact me via comment or email.

Be sure to check out the challenge at Heart 2 Heart. You might enjoy checking out the other entries as well. This is my first time participating and I know I've gotten a lot of great ideas from checking out the past challenges.


Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,
Kimberly


June Stamp of the Month:
A Bushel and A Peck

Friday, June 22, 2018

Flash Sale on Cricut CTMH Collections plus more on GladeslibrarianCTMH website: Hurry!


 Flash Sale on Cricut CTMH Collections plus more on GladeslibrarianCTMH website: Hurry!
Hello, friends. If you're a #Cricut fan, you're eyes are gonna pop out when you see what's on the #FlashSale going on right now at #gladeslibrarianCTMH:




Four of the Cricut Collections are on sale for $49.50 (while supplies last):
(1) Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (featuring 700 images, cards and font),
(2) Cricut® Artbooking Collection (featuring 700 images; mini books, layouts, and font);
(3) Cricut® Artistry Collection (featuring 700 images; shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds, and font); and
(4) Cricut® You Are Here Collection (featuring 700 images: shapes, titles, phrases, and font)

Plus, your qualifying purchase of $50 allows you to get the beautiful June Stamp of the Month: A Bushel and A Peck for only $5. Remember to add the June SOTM to your cart before checkout. 
 
Happy Shopping!

Kimberly Bower, Independent Consultant

Notes on Flash Sales:
  • Sale prices are only available on orders placed on my Consultant website.
  • The sale features a mix of current and retired products, and we have a limited number of these items set aside for the sale. It's possible that we will sell through several of the items in the sale. Once we do, those items will no longer be available, so shop early!
  • Any current items that sell out during the sale will return to availability at normal price once the sale has ended.
  • All discounted items count towards Stamp of the Month qualification.
  • Shipping and handling is based on the full retail value of the sale items.