Monday, November 28, 2011

H2H Challenge–It’s Sketch Time

I was missing in action for last week’s Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog post because my dear husband & I had a special weekend get-a-away planned and I just had too much on my to do list to get it all accomplished. So, as wonderful as our weekend was, I was ready to get back into my craft room and get creative with this week’s sketch challenge!

Here is the sketch that Mary gave us to inspire us…


This sketch can easily be used to create a card or scrapbook layout. I chose to create a Christmas card using the Close To My Heart monthly special called ‘Holiday Wishes’ My Acrylix stamp set.


Many of the images in this stamp set coordinate with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection so it made it super easy to cut out the ornament shape and then stamp the coordinating image onto the shape. I stamped the ornament image first in Sweet Leaf and then I used my Topiary marker directly on the stamp image to color in a few of the elements and then I stamped it again directly over the previously stamped image to give the two tone effect. To get the Holiday Red bird, I stamped the ornament image onto a scrap of White Daisy cardstock and cut out the bird and glued it over the Sweet Leaf bird to add some pop. Sponge the edges of the ornament in Topiary ink to add some interest.

Cool Tip: Use CTMH Waxy Flax to make your own baker’s twine! Just take to colors and twist them together to make your own customized baker’s twine.

Now…it’s your turn! I’d love to see what you create with this week’s fun challenge! Check out the details below…


The Heart 2 Heart Design Team for July – Dec 2011…

Cheryl Even, Debi Barber, Haley Dyer, Jody Gustafson, Mary Vogel (owner), Michelle Auten and Pamela O'Connor (me!).

Please be sure to create a project using MOSTLY Close To My Heart products and then head on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and post your creation under the appropriate challenge. Your project may be one of ten chosen for the Top Ten at the end of September and you may even win a prize at the end of the month and an opportunity to be a future Guest Design Team member!

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations! 


Create beautiful Christmas cards, scrapbook layouts & gifts this holiday season with an exclusive stamp set at an incredible discount!


This holiday season, you can get this beautiful D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 when you place a minimum order of $25 in CTMH stamp sets* through the end of November. That’s a significant savings of $12.95! You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

The images outlined in black coordinate with the Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge. How awesome is that? Add the Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection to your order and then qualify to get the November Stamp of the Month for only $5 too! With both stamp sets and the sets that come with the Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection, you'll be all set for your Christmas crafting!


To purchase your Holiday Wishes stamp set and other CTMH products…

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,



  1. Love this card. The 2-tone coloring technique is perfect for this stamp set. I'm using your idea to make my Holiday Wishes Collection. Will post tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Your card is so pretty and festive!


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