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Sunday, March 25, 2018

"Just Be" DS Page Kit

"Just Be"

We choose what we will be each and every day. We have hopes of what our children, family, and friends will be as well. What I hope for myself and my loved ones is that we each choose to be happy, to live in the moment, to be true to ourselves, and to be kind.

I'm proud to offer this page kit as a Cricut DS File for $5.

*You must own CTMH Cricut Artbooking and CTMH Cricut Flower Market.
Once your PayPal clears, I will email you my DS Link and a PDF instruction sheet.
If you don't own Cricut Artbooking and/or Flower Market click HERE to check them out. Anyone that orders one from me will receive this "Just Be" Layout DS File for FREE!
*Thank you for your purchase. I appreciate you using my files for your own personal use or in workshops/classes. Please just give credit to me for the design, and please don't submit or post my work as your own. Thank you.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Final Chelsea Gardens PML Card

Ever feel the need to use EVERY SINGLE piece of a paper kit?

Maybe it's my OCD or my frugal mentality, but I couldn't stand having three PML cards left in the Chelsea Gardens Paper Kit. (see Post prior to this one) I challenged myself to use them up, and this is the card I came up with. I actually think I love this one the most. The watering can is fussy cut, covered in Liquid Glass, then popped on the card. Flowers and Butterfly were left pure black and white and add a nice pop to the card. Leaves are colored with Sweet Leaf and Juniper Inks with the Clear Shimmer Brush. Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set used.
If I could pick a BULK PML sheet, it would definitely be the Chelsea Gardens PML.
Seven beautiful cards x 2 PML sheets = 14 gorgeous cards with nothing leftover.
See my blog post prior to this one for the full collection.
Here are the three PML cards I created this card from:

Friday, March 2, 2018

HUGS In the Mail: Alphabet Dies

Put Your Investments To Work

Use up those PML (pocket) cards and bust out your valuable Alphabet Dies.

Today we will create some beautiful HUGS for a bit of Happy Mail.

Die Cuts are an investment well worth their weight considering how versatile they are. Pair them with those leftover PML (pocket) cards included in each paper pack, and you are a thrifty crafter after my own heart. Dies are on sale the month of March so grab them now if you want to add to your collection at 25-30% off.
One Chelsea Gardens PML sheet created these SIX beautiful, dimensional HUGS cards. 
Why not make a set that says HUGS and another that says THANKS?
I used the Clear Shimmer Brush and a variety of Inks on images from Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Stamp Set to jazz up these cards. Squeeze your stamp pad lid into the pad. Open your Ink Pad using your Shimmer Brush to then pick up the ink on the LID as your palette.
I used plenty of Foam Dimensional Tape for most cards, but I also just "inlaid" some of the HUGS letters into the negative space of the 4x5.25 cutouts.
Here are the steps:
Assemble as shown:
Supplies: Inks: Pixie, Raspberry, Canary, Juniper, Sweet Leaf and Black Archival used to stamp all images to prevent bleeding from coloring.
Additional Cardstock Needed: 3 4x5.25 White Daisy to Emboss and
 1 4.1x5.3 Glacier to undermount card 5 (with 3 butterflies on it).

Featured Supplies:

*Qualifies for Stamp of the Month at $5. Be sure to add it if you like it.

I want to credit and thank JennierMcGuireInk for her amazing YouTube Video inspiring this project.
Happy crafting everyone, send out some Happy Mail HUGS, and be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter and Blog for more Art Tutorials, Ideas and Inspiration.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February Love Note from Moose, CBO

Dear Girls,
February brings a month of love and my mommy's birthday. To celebrate these special occasions, I wanted to release some really great specials. I've been told there is no better way to a woman's heart than a great deal!  I hope you love them. 

  • The first is the Pretty in Pink! sale for up to 30% off select Pink and Gold Items. Why they called it Petty in Pink! I don't know since Gold is in there too. But, oh well.
  • The second is that Clearance has been Updated! OMG there are tools on there like the Sanding Kit (I love chewing that!), Gems of all sorts of colors, Paper Kits!, Pocket Scrapbooking overlays, Twine, Jewelry, my mommy's favorite Shimmer Trim, Embossing Folders...  so much. Better get there now though for best selection. These items will go fast.
  • The Third is: Do you love me?   Circle Yes  or  NO
OK, I think that is it for now. Be sure to leave me a little love note back.
       CBO of Flourishing Hearts

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Creations from Chelsea Gardens

Join me in a walk through Chelsea Gardens

I promise it will combat some winter blues. Lots of pics.

As a gardener and nature lover, it should be no surprise that my favorite paper collection in the Seasonal Idea Book for Jan.-April 2018 is Chelsea Gardens. It simply lifts my spirits during the winter when I start feeling the blues. This set of cards was created for my Retired Ladies Monthly Card Class and for the ladies that are attending my January Day Crop. The final project is a self-standing tea bag holder with a "seed packet" pocket in the front. I will use these gems as a favor at the each place setting for my Day Croppers. The pocket will contain a set of tags of which one will be the directions for them to recreate the tea holder themselves.
Materials used for each project is supplied below the pictures along with the links.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Just for FUN! November Campaign

40% off Just For Fun!

I take this pretty seriously actually. But, saving money is FUN!

November 2017 is the month to acquire your Fundamental Collections.

Look at all the gorgeous coordinating loot you get for $22.11!
  • 1 – Fundamental paper packet (24 sheets of double-sided designs)
  • 1 – Complements Accessory packet (glitter, vellum, kraft, stickers all to match)
  • 1 – Coordinating Ribbon pack (4 rolls of 3 yards each. 12 yards total!)
This is SERIOUSLY a great value. How FUN!
Here are the Collections:
Adventure Fundamentals Bundle

Basics Fundamentals Bundle

Enchantment Fundamentals Bundle

Whimsy Fundamentals Bundle
 Be sure to grab your Stamp of the Month too, Through the Year, for $5 when you reach $50 on your order. Click HERE to check out the Bundles closer up.

#Scrapbooking #Cardmaking #MixedMedia