Friday, February 24, 2023

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #513


I love these sketch challenges; they are fun and help me try new things. 

This month my focus has been on using the Four Seasons Spring papers        and coordinating products. Maybe it is because it is so cold here in southeast Missouri and my heart is yearning for spring.

Since are cardstocks are two toned, I was able to use just 3 cardstocks to get 6 colors. The dark side is the true color, and the lighter side is a shade of it. From the Four Seasons Spring Coordinating Cardstock Packet, I used the Capri, Lemonade and Ballerina Cardstocks. Which I distressed with sandpaper over the top and around the edges. I also used a strip of the woodgrain paper from Four Seasons Spring Paper Packet. 

I used Smell the Flowers Stamp +Thin Cuts for my images and stamped these with Lemonade and Avocado Inks. Since I didn't have Capri Ink, I used Carolina. I did some coloring it with the TriBlend Markers Pale Pink Blend & Citrus Blend. 

I love to add images to the inside of my cards as well. I left the inside blank for a personal note.

I would like to encourage you to consider doing next week's challenge yourself.  Click HERE to check out what others did for this challenge. 


Four Seasons Spring Cardstock

Four Seasons Spring Paper + Sticker

Smell the Flowers Stamp + Thin Cuts

Exclusive Inks 


Sunday, February 5, 2023

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #510 - Smell the Flowers

I loved this sketch so much that I made a second card with it.
This time I used the Four Seasons Spring Paper Packet and Coordinating Cardstock with the Smell the Flower Stamp Set. I used the Avocado, Flamingo, and Lemonade Ink to stamp my images. Some were colored in with TriBlend Markers (Citrus Blend and Pale Pink Blend). I used Toffee Ink to edge distress the Woodgrain paper and stamp my greeting. I give dimension to the card I used both the Regular and Thin 3-D Foam Tape. The Avocado CS is edge distress with 100 grit sandpaper.

Here are the pieces I used to may this card. 

Please check out what others have done with this sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #510.

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Wishing you Blessings of JOY,

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #510 - Frosty Days

 Hi everyone, this week I participated in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #510. I love these challenges and encourage you to check out what everyone designed at 

I decided to use Frosty Days the Close to My Heart January Stamp of the Month. I just love all the critters is this set. Unfortunately, this stamp set i being the January Stamp of the Month is no longer available. Hopefully you got it already. I chose to use the Life's a Hoot Paper Packet and the Coordinating Cardstock. Then for my greeting I used Hello! from the, For All Occasions stamp set.  I stamped my images on watercolor paper and used our watercolor paints and the small water bush to color them. I hand cut the branches from watercolor paper and colored them also with our watercolor paints.

I hope this card makes you smile like I does me.              

You can get you supplies from my consultant website

Blessings, Barbi         

For All Occasions
Life's a Hoot Paper Packet
Life's a Hoot Coordinating Cardstock

Small Waterbrush

Watercolor Paints

Monday, January 30, 2023

Four Seasons Spring Scrapbook Workshop Layouts 1 & 2

Here is my take on the first two layouts in the Workshop from CTMH. As some of you know, I love to distress papers. This time, I decided to distress the edges of my papers with sandpaper. I used 3D Tape for some of the stamped images and stickers. The inks used were Avocado, Capri, Flamingo, and Lemonade. I also used the Citrus Blend and Pale Pink Blend TriBlend Markers. I will list all supplies at the bottom.

On the second layout, I also used Capri ink to edge distress the dovetailed title. The photo on the left page is raised up with 3D tape, as is the "Here Comes the Sun" sticker on the right page. 

I can't wait to look through my photos for just the right ones for these beautiful layouts. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you have questions, please comment below.

Hugs & blessings of joy, 



Four Seasons Spring Scrapbook Workshop Kit
Capri Exclusive Stamp Pad

Avocado Exclusive Stamp Pad

Lemonade Exclusive Stamp Pad
Flamingo Exclusive Stamp Pad
Thin 3D Dots

Ctirus Blend TriBlend Marker

Pal Pink Triblend Marker

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Four Season Spring Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #509

 This week I decided to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge This week features a frame and a sentiment circle surrounded with embellishments. 

My card features Avocado Cardstock, pattern papers from the Four Seasons Spring collection, Smell the Flowers Stamp Set +Thin Cuts, Flourished Greetings, Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts and Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used Capri, Avocado, and Toffee inks, and the Citrus Blend and Pale Pink Blend TriBlend Markers.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card layout, I had fun creating it. Hope you enjoy this. 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy Sunday

 Happy Sunday everyone, 

I hope you are all having an awesome Sunday. I'm sorry I have been away from posting for quite some time. But my plan is to get back into it. So please check back often.

This has been a crafting weekend for me. I was able to spend most of yesterday with friends for our monthly get together. Some of us scrapbook, others make cards, a few do diamond dots. But we all have FUN, FELLOWSHIP and FOOD. We all bring something to share food wise. We spend time working on our own crafts visiting and just enjoying being together. 

Today I am spending time in my craft room getting ready for this month's scrapbook workshop. I am using the Four Season's Spring paper collection and coordinating products. The colors are absolutely beautiful!

Here is the kit I am using to create with, I'm mostly following the workshop directions with a few changes. If you purchase the kit from my website I will send you the changes I have made. My changes are mostly distressing and the way I cut things to save on paper to be able to create more.
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I hope that whatever you are doing this weekend brings you joy and happiness. 

Pawsing to wish you blessings of joy,


Thursday, November 11, 2021

November-December Mix-In Papers & Coordinating Cardstock

Today I made a two page layout using the November-December Mix-In Paper Packet and Coordinating Cardstock. Each Bi-monthly catalog has a set of Mix-In Papers and Cardstocks that will coordinate with and extend the use of the two Paper Suites in that catalog. 

These are photos taken on a recent trip to San Diego to visit my middle daughter and her family. One of the days while she was working, I took the grandkids to the trampoline park for a little jumping fun.

 used my Cricut to cut out titles & the people jumping. I did a splatter technique to distress the White Daisy base page. Next, I sponge distressed the edges of the base page, the striped paper and the stitched circle paper with Sapphire Ink. Then, I sponge distressed the edges of the Papaya circle paper & sponged the surface of my "Sky Zone" title that I cut from Papaya CS with the Papaya Ink. I also used Papaya Shimmer Trim.


I used the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 5 for my inspiration. 

It features a versatile mix of 30 patterns, including 15 two-page scrapbook patterns, 5 single-page scrapbook patterns, and 10 standard size card patterns. These guides are sure to inspire a wealth of creative idea to pursue in your own crafting. 

The colors in the Mix-In Paper Packet are: Mink, Papaya, Sundance, Rosemary, Sapphire, and Wisteria.

Have fun with these papers; I would love to see you creations.

Happy Crafting, Barbi


Products used: 

X9034 November-December 2021 Mix-In Paper Packet, X9035 November-December Mix-In Coordinating Cardstock, Z5014 Papaya Shimmer Trim, X6047 Black CS, Z3510 Sapphire Shimmer Brush, Z6534 Papaya Ink Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Ink Pad, 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #513

   I love these sketch challenges; they are fun and help me try new things.  This month my focus has been on using the Four Seasons Spring p...