The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #426


I inked up some NEW stamps to play along with The Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week.  My craft room has been neglected lately, but the excitement of new stamps had me brushing off the dust!  I thought the sketch at The Paper Players would be a perfect start for inking up the new Budding Peony stamps by Close To My Heart. I will admit, I am not huge into flower stamps...they are one of the smallest categories of stamps that I have.  BUT, this set was calling my name!  It was love at first sight...  I really struggled with if I needed the dies.  I caved and purchased the set.  I am so glad that I decided to get the dies, I just love the crisp clean embossed edge.  You have the option of purchasing just the stamp set or the stamp/thin cuts bundle.  Here is a peak at the complete set-

While the Peony set has some great sentiments, I went with the January Stamp of the Month for my "thanks" sentiment.  The bold font seemed to stand out better against the floral backdrop. Card Captions is the January Stamp of the Month.  It is a set of 26 stamps, only available in January.  The set is available for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.


My card is a mix of really new and  really old products. I inked up my new stamps with the new Intense Black ink and colored my image with Prismacolor pencils, then blended with Gamsol.  For a little bling, I applied a shimmer brush over the top of my flowers.  I added a subtle woodgrain texture with Ballerina Pink ink for my background.  My flowers and sentiments are popped up for added depth.  The card has way more going on than the photo shows! Here is the original sketch, so you can play along.



All Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts
S1901 Card Captions-January Stamp of the Month
Woodgrain Background-Stampin Up
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
X5994 Ballerina Cardstock
X6010 Mink Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks
Prismacolor Pencils-109, 916, 917, 1014, 1097
Gamsol
Z4145 Light Grey Ribbon (On Clearance for $1.50!)
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Shimmer Pen-Blush-Retired
Banner Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Color My Heart Color Dare-Tic Tac Toe-Middle (Mink, White Daisy, Ballerina)
Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown-Anything Goes

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #300


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is celebrating their 300th sketch this week! I have been invited to play along.  The sketch was the perfect opportunity to dust off my crafting mojo and create with new Close To My Heart products! I created my card with the new Something Fierce line.  While I normally consider dinos to be a boy theme....I went with pink for a girly birthday card! Here is a look at the sketch for you to play along-


The Something Fierce papers include a great mix of patterns.  There are actually only a few dinos in the mix.  Here is a look at the paper packet and the complements that I created my card with-


My shaker window was created with the Thin Cuts Shaker Window and Confetti dies.  The shaker window die set makes adding a moving element to your card easy peasy.



All products by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
X7240B Something Fierce Paper Packet
X7240C Something Fierce Complements
X6018 Raspberry Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z4309 Thin Cuts Shaker Window
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Beads-Dollar Store Nail Art

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz-Dimensional Elements
Creations in Pink-Anything Goes in Pink
Die Cut Divas-Something New (All products!)
Die Cuttin Divas-Birthday
Fab n Funky-For A Child
Pile It On-Land or Water Animals
Send A Smile 4 Kids-Anything Goes 4 Kids
Southern Girls-Anything Goes

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January SOTM-Card Captions


I have no idea how 2019 managed to get here soo fast!  Obviously I am still a little behind the times.  Without any further delay, I would like to introduce the January Stamp of the Month, Card Captions.


This super versatile set is sure to become your go to sentiment stamp set! The set features TWENTY SIX stamp images! The Stamp of the Month is an awesome value at only $5 with a qualifying purchase.  You can view all of the details here.

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New 2019 Seasonal Expressions

The 2019 Seasonal Expressions catalog is now live!  The new Idea Book is filled with tons of great new products.  You can view all of the products online here.  Would you like a paper copy to browse at your lesiure?  You can add a copy of the catalog to any size order for free.  Just click to add catalog to your cart, prior to completing checkout.  There is a limit of one catalog per customer.

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