Monday, November 9, 2015

Heart2Heart Challenges Trending Now

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog! This week's Heart2Heart Challenges theme is all about the today's paper crafting trends! There are so many new techniques and products released almost on a daily basis but one particular trend that I found to be a favorite is the "Shaker Card".  I created this fun Birthday "Shaker Card" using the Kaleidoscope B&T Paper Packet and the Birthday Princess Stamp Set. I designed the shaker card window on Cricut Design Space by using a rectangle shape and slicing a smaller rectangle on the inside to create the window.  To create the background, I used the new Eggplant and Peacock Inks along with a foam blender to add color on the White Daisy Cardstock. The stars and the princess were all embossed using Versamark and Versafine Ink Pads, Embossing Powders and Heat Tool.

Here's a list of the tools and products used to create this card:
  • Kaleidoscope B&T Paper Pack
  • Birthday Princess Stamp Set
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Gypsy Cardstock 
  • Clear Acetate Paper
  • Eggplant Ink Pad
  • Peacock Ink Pad
  • Stazon Black Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Versafine Black Onyx Ink Pad
  • Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Assorted ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
  • 3D Foam Tape or Foam Squares
  • Tape Runner or Scor-Tape
  • Assorted Sequins and Seed Beads
  • Cricut Machine or Die Cutting Machine (to create window)
I hope you like today's project, don't forget to visit the rest of the Heart2Heart design team members to see what they've created for this weeks challenge. If you would like to enter a project for this week's challenge, please visit us on Facebook or at
Happy Crafting!
Angela White

Friday, November 6, 2015

Simply Fundamental Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring the new Fundamentals line from Close To My Heart.  If you have come here from Lisa's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have 28 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the Fundamentals line and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Card Potpourri

I created three cards using the Adventure Fundamentals Paper to showcase the versatility of the paper collection. The colors and patterns are perfect for all occasions and can be used for scrapbooking, cardmaking or any paper crafting projects.

Card No.001

Card No. 003

Card No. 002

Here are the tools, materials and dimensions used to create this card.

Tools: Acrylix Blocks,Trimmer and Scissors

CTMH Products Used: 

  • Paper Fundamentals Adventure (Z3125)
  • Cheers! 2016 November Stamp of the Month (S1511)
  • Finding the Words Stamp Set (D1646)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Gypsy Ink Pad (Z2190)
  • Ruby Ink Pad (Z2170)
  • Pacifica Ink Pad(Z2192)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • 3L E-Z Dots Adhesive (Z3022)

Other Products:

  • White Baker's Twine
  • Card Base - 4.25" X 11
  • Card Front Layer A - 4.25" X 5.50"
  • Card Front Layer B - 3.25" X 4.50"
  • Card Front Layer C,D,E - sizes vary per card.
    • Card No. 001 - 2.5" X 2.5", 2.25" X 2.25", 2" X 2"
    • Card No. 002 - 2.5" X 3", 2.25" X 2.75", 2" X 2.5"
    • Card No. 003 - 2.25" X 3.25", 2" X 3", 1.75" X 2.75"

For the month of November, Close To My Heart is offering a workshop created using all of the items featured in the My Legacy album exclusives campaign. When you purchase an album bundle ($71.80) during the month of November, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy card stock.

Now "Hop" on over to Donna's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Simply Fundamental exclusive campaign is only available until November 30th, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2015

Hi Everyone!

For the last 5 years, Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire have been collecting cards and sending them to the elderly who live in nursing homes in the US and Canada.  This year, my upline manager Sandie Alford is bringing our team and a few close friends together to create cards to send to the Caring Hearts card drive.  If you are interested in participating, you can mail these cards directly to Caring Hearts Card Drive at one of the addresses listed below:
  • Vera Yates, 109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430, Houston, TX 77024
  • Card Drive, c/o Tina Schrof , P.O. Box 75, Springboro, Ohio 45066
  • Linda Langes, c/o Gilston State School, 588 Worongary Road, GILSTON QLD 421
  • Piney-fine, Attn: Anita, P.O. Box 30, Piney, MBR0A 1 K0, Canada Caroline Bredeson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1L9, Canada  
Here are a few guidelines that they have outlined for us:
  • This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2014. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).
  • Please sign your name and where you are from.
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (standard size A2 or 4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).

You can find more information regarding the card drive on Vera Yates blog and Jennifer McGuire's blog.  This is a great opportunity to get together and make cards for a cause.

Happy Crafting!

Angela White