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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rose Blossom Hello, Life! Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ....
If you have come from These Eager Hands (Cathy's blog), you are right on track! If not, no worries I have posted links at the end to take you right back to the very beginning with Brenda!  
I created fun misted water color effect using our Hello, Life! set. Here's a little close up.
I misted my watercolor paper with some water and then used Glacier, Canary, and Sweet Leaf, alternately. As I loaded the stamp, I misted some water on it then stamped on the paper. After each swatch of color was added, I misted one more time.
The final card.... 
I cut the star with the Artistry cartridge and inked up with Glacier. I used Stazon black ink for the sentiment. To match the angle of the swatch of color, I tied the Glacier twine at an angle. And here is the ever wonderful Hello, Life! set. You can purchase them individually for $13.95 or the set of three for $34.95. Can you find the ones I used from each set? 
I also have a prize contest for September, click here for all the details! Remember, you can begin your hop by visiting Brenda first then visit the rest of the Rose Blossoms! 
Kim Sparks ===>> You are here! 

Happy Scrapping, 

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Yay, I just looked at Heart 2 Heart and I am a top pick for August!!!!! 
I entered this layout into the Working 9-5 challenge.
So excited to be in the August Top 10!!!! 
Happy Scrapping, 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My first tutorial ....

Here is a tutorial I created showing how to use our Stamp of the Month Paper Garden and our Artiste cartridge to create those beautiful 3D flowers.

Happy Scrapping, 

Monday, September 7, 2015


I pulled out the Paper Garden stamp set (the current stamp of the month)  and my Artiste cartridge. 

 And this is the finished product....using Sangria papers and Workshop on the Go stamp. 
 I had so much fun stamping, shaping, and layering these flowers. 
 Here is a better view of the layers of the shaped flowers.
I really enjoyed this sketch with a twist! 
Happy Scrapping, 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tag You're It! #29

Happy Saturday....I wanted to share this messy and fun challenge....I am playing along today with Tag, You're It! #29. Here is the inspiration....
 This is what I came up with. I was inspired to celebrate love....I embossed the tag and even pulled out the dusty old heat gun and embossed the hearts and the sentiment! I wanted a messy ink look so I used my sponges and some ink on colonial white papers and card. 
 Here is a peek at the embossing. I wanted a tad bit spattered rather than crisp, I thought it would look better with the messy ink ....
 I used our National Stamping Month Hello, Life! set for this card. This set is just $13.95!
And...I was inspired by this sketch at FMS
Don't forget, you can win me......Just order $25 or more here between September 1-30! 
Happy Scrapping,

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Do you love Sangria?

Happy Friday, Peeps! This is a look at the fabulous fall paper, Sangria.
And a look at the Workshop on the Go stamp and kit....LOVE this stamp! 
I hope you can identify the stamps I used from the workshop set in this card. 
and a peek inside the card....
and the back of the envelope....Order your Sangria today! 
If you place an order of $25 or more with me during September, you will be entered to win this.....
Happy Scrapping,

Hello, Life!

Here is to a terrific Thursday! Today, I am sharing our September special, Hello, Life!
September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD! Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.
Picture My Life set ...
 Card making set....
 Scrapbooking set....
Don't let this deal get away from you, order today!
If you place an order of $25 or more with me during September, you will be entered to win this.....
Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Happy September 1!!! That means the kick off to a brand new Annual Inspirations catalog at Close to My Heart! It also means it is time for .....
featuring "Paper Garden".

If you have come from Mary's Pixie Dust Playground, you are in the right place. If you are just now beginning your hop, don't worry there will be a list at the end with links to all the wonderful Rose Blossoms! 
 I chose to stamp with the two smallest stamps in the set to create this sunset card for my Uncle.
I stamped them in Gypsy ink, as my new inks have not arrived yet... I used the two smallest "twigy" images and just stamped away the silhouette of a filed of wild flowers..... 
I really got to play around with this sunset card. I used daubers, Sunset ink and the new Saffron paper and some blending to create this effect. To get the sun, I simply used a 3/4 inch circle punch on a scarp piece of cardstock covered with washi. I put the washi where I wanted and inked around it, creating a mask. 
 I chose to use the beautiful new Sangria papers for this card. 
Want to win this hot off the press pack of Nevermore paper? Click HERE for the details!!!!
If you got off track you can begin right here with Brenda at Rose Blossom Legacies! 
Check out all the Rose Blossom inspiration ....
Happy Scrapping, 

Want to win?????

Today kicks off our 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expression catalogs......can you say, "Oh My!!!?"
Do you want to get a heads up and peek inside? Certainly, just click right HERE and you will be taken directly to my page to see ALL the wonderfulness these two catalogs offer! 
One of our brand new paper packs being featured in the Holiday Expressions is the Nevermore collection, shown below.....WANT TO WIN THIS SET OF YUMMY HALLOWEEN PAPERS? 
I am giving this collection away at the end of September! All you have to do to be eligible to win it is place an order of  $25 or more with me HERE!!!!! On October 1, I will randomly choose one customer to win the scrumptious Nevermore paper pack!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping,