Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 179

Hello Crafty Friends!
   This week the sketch at Atlantic Hearts is awesome! Here it is....

and here is the card I made.... My first Christmas card with the new Oh deer paper pack from CTMH and the sea glass card stock and the stamp set c1658 hello winter
I also tried the shimmer brush where the snow is....here is a close up of that...
and funny enough I have a card I made a while ago that also fits this sketch...just for more ideas...
I hope you will play along with us! We love to see your cards and layouts.
Michelle Hughes

Thursday, 15 September 2016

September Across Canada Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends,
       Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Back To School themed projects. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Stewart .If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

   September already! Of course I think back to school and therefore our blog hop is focusing on that this month. I haven't always been a scrapbooker. I started making cards and I enjoy that the best, fast and easy but I also have a terrible memory so I find my scarpbooks very valuable to me for this reason.....However I am very out of date with my scrapbooking.... do you scrapbook whatever you like? or do you scrapbook in order? I wish I was an "in order" scrapbooker! I get years all mixed up the way I do it.....anyway because of that I have school photos for YEARS to do..... thanks to the new fundamentals paper and school complements I am getting some done!!

I like to use the group photos because it shows who is in the kids class and who the teachers are...but it does make choosing a layout tricky... I used CTMH's make it from your heart volume 2 layout #2 as a base and embellished from there. Here are some close ups.

And since I was on a roll I thought I would do another.....totally out of order...STILL!! LOL

I used the same layout principle, just different papers from the fundamentals. I did stamp the "grade" in Sapphire ink using a retired stamp set called Rustic Alphabet because it was easier than pulling out my cricut. Here are some close ups....

Here are some pictures of the complements, there are so many and it really makes scrapbooking easier
I hope you found some inspiration with my pages. Next on the hop is Donna's Blog..... Please go see what back to school inspiration she has waiting for you.  We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects with a Jeepers Creepers theme. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
Michelle Hughes

Monday, 12 September 2016

Atlantic Sketch #177

Hello Crafty Friends,
     This weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge has so much potential. I just love this months stamp of the month from Close to my Heart so I had to
use it. First off here is the sketch...
And next here is my take on the sketch...

I cut the leaves out with the cricut then sponged with some champagne ink. The sentiment was stamped with that colour too. A little too light in hindsight. Here are some other cards I made with the stamp set.

I am loving these cards. I hope you get to play along with the sketch and are inspired by my cards.
Have a great day.
Michelle Hughes