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Posts Tagged ‘Close to My Heart’

I don’t make a lot of tags. Tim (the most amazing) Holtz makes tags for just about everything. They are a great canvas for playing with techniques and making mini-masterpieces, but I have a hard time making art for art’s sake and I need to actively work more on Just Playing. In that vein, I decided to try the new challenge at CASE Study #166.

Here’s the inspiration

And here’s my take!

Case Study 166

I finally broke into my Close to My Heart Flirty collection pack. So the chipboard, papers and pin are from that collection. It was really hard for me to cut into a huge 12″ x 12″ piece of paper to cut out the little banners, but in the end, it was a little freeing. And hopefully, this will help me use it more! I spritzed the background with Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold and it sure does shimmer! I really wish I could make it show up better in this picture. This tag will also go well with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Ink Challenge. I’m not sure where this tag will end up, but for right now it can live online. 🙂

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Since I’m trying to be better about using what I have instead of buying more (I SWEAR I am!), the Shopping Our Stash blog challenges are perfect for me! The current challenge is They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Here’s my card:

HapBEE Birthday!

HapBEE Birthday!

I made this card at the crop I went to last weekend and EVERYTHING on it is either scrap paper or borrowed stamps! I tried something new and ONLY brought my scrap plain and patterned paper with me for the 12+ hour crop. People at the crops know I love paper scraps since I also make jewelry and can often use just little pieces. So my friend Shana gave me some pieces of her Buzz & Bumble Close to My Heart paper and I had a little EK bug punch with me. I really need to get more of that paper–it’s wonderful! My friend Ellie gave me some twine. I used a CTMH alpha set to create the sentiment on my fabulous Tim Holtz Grid Blocks. Love those things!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon (or sign-up to follow my blog!) for my week-long self-imposed series of Play Every Day!

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