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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sightseeing With Heart 2 Heart

Please excuse the quality of this photo.  I had to use my phone, the lighting is poor, and I am trying to enter this into Heart 2 Heart's sightseeing challenge just under the wire.  I will post a better picture in the morning.

My daughter was in the hospital and was given a four hour pass so that we could go on a riverboat cruise with my husband's employer.  Although we live six blocks from the James River, "our part" is full of rapids.  It was interesting to see part of the river below the Fall line.

I used Regatta paper and the Artbooking Cricut cartridge to make this layout.  I hate my handwriting, so I used my computer to print the journaling and then cut out the border from one of the PML cards in the pack and put it over my journaling.

In case you were wondering about the title, in the Navy liberty is when you have permission to leave the ship at a port of call.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Paper:  Regatta, Sapphire, Pomegranate, Glacier, and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Le Pen
Other:  Artbooking Cricut cartridge

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Throwback Thank You Card

My fabulous scrappin' friend, Susan, found an awesome place to have a crop retreat, so I needed to send her my share of the deposit.  Of course, that meant making her a thank you card.  I was inspired by Heart 2 Heart's challenge to use retired materials.  That would be just about everything on this card including the ink.  Only the Colonial White cardstock and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge are still available, although the Art Philosophy cartridge is scheduled to be retired this Sunday.  The paper is Florentine  (not to be confused with Florence) which I sponged with Desert Sand.  Oops!  Desert Sand is still available, too.  I have had the material that I used to make the wreath for so long that I cannot remember exactly what it is or where I bought it.  I think it may be heavy duty upholstery thread.  It is much thicker than thread but not as thick as hemp and comes on a large spool.  The bird and flower are Color Ready Wooden Trinkets which I colored with Creme Brulee and Twilight ink.

Here is the inside.  I did not think and wrote the note before I photographed it.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Florentine, Olive and Colonial White cardstock
Stamp:  Thank you
Ink:  Olive, Twilight, Creme Brulee
Embellishments:  Color Ready Wooden Trinkets, Tan opaque, Black sparkle, regular thread for the stitching (Walmart), some kind of thread I don't remember what

Friday, July 29, 2016

Magical Birthday Kitty

Normally I struggle with guy cards except when I need to make a card for my brother who is owned by a black cat.  Then it's Close to My Heart's Artistry Cricut cartridge to the rescue.  I thought the Magical paper pack with its mostly primary colors would complement my black cat die cuts purrfectly and guess what one of this month's themes at Heart 2 Heart Challenges just happens to be?  That's right, Magical!  The clean crisp colors in that pack lend themselves to a CAS card which is the challenge for this week at Addicted to Stamps and More.  For the layout I used this Freshly Made Sketch:

Here is the inside of the card:

Thank you for stopping by!  It has been a while since I posted and I've missed y'all.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Magical (to be retired August 31), Honey, Black and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps:  Holiday Tags (to be retired July 31), Love My Cat (to be retired July 31)
Ink:  Black, LePen marker
Embellishments:  Magical complements (to be retired August 31),  Red Enamel Heart (to be retired July 31)
Other:  Artiste (to be retired July 31) and Artistry Cricut cartridges