Friday, August 29, 2014

2014 Halloween Series

Hello Friends! Now that school is in session, it's time to start thinking about those holiday projects.  It's only 10 more weeks until Halloween.  For my first project, I created a bookmark that would be great class gifts.  Watch the video below...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Good Friends with Jaded Blossom Stamps

Hello Friends! Today, I have another card using the new Jaded Blossom "Best Friends" stamp set.  For this card, I paired the sentiment with  The Stamps of Life "banners4all" and "Birds and Trees" stamp and framelit set.  Using my Copic markers, I colored in the images.  This is a easy fun card to put together and can easily be mass produced.  I think this card tuned out so cute.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Of All The Fishes with Jaded Blossom Stamps

Hello friends! Today I have a video and a card showing how you can use digital scrapbooking kits to create handmade hybrid cards.

My Memories - Sparkles Under The Sea
Jaded Blossom - Best Friends Stamp Set
CTMH - Artiste Cartridge
CTMH - Glacier Ink
Versafine Black Ink

Challenges Entered:
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes and/or Labor Day/Career
Cards in Envy - 2W, E3, A2 Cards only (4.25x5.5") no more than ¼" thick - (week 2) Best of Friends
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge - 2W, F, SIO, new 2-week challenge every week - (Week 2) Wet or Dry Embossing / (Week 1) Banners and/or Pennants
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - 2W, Challenge links on top - (Week 2) Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Save an Egg with Scrappy Moms Stamps

Hello Friends!  Today, I have card using Scrappy Moms Stamps and Miss Kate's Cuttables.  I love this card  It just makes me smile.  I hope it brings a smile to your face.


Miss Kate's Cuttables - Hatching Egg
Scrappy Mom's Stamps - Whimsical Words
Silhouette Cameo
Recollection Dots
Recollection Cardstock
Stampin Up Cardstock

Monday, August 18, 2014

Love Across the Miles

Happy Monday! Today I am here to share a card I created for the Sweet Stamp Shop's design team call.  The Sweet Stamp Shop is owned and ran by Nicole and Jacob and they have the most cute and whimsical stamps.  There is truly something for everyone.

For my card, I used the Across the Miles stamp set.  I just absolutely adore this set.  I had the intention of using another color combination, then I started filling in the states with a blue and red markers.  Luckily, I had some paper paper that matched.  I used the dots embossing folder by CTMH to add some texture on to the card.  I hand made the pennant banner to add the sentiment on.  Using a mini stapler, I stapled the banner onto the layer for some added interest. 

I took my gelly roll pen to add some shimmer to the hearts I stamped on.  Taking a red glitter gel pen, I added some faux stitching between New York and California.

Thank you for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:
Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 # 42 Anything Goes......
A girl who crafts -M, P1, E5 - Always ANYTHING GOES
Cards Galore Encore - M, P1, E3 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine -M, P1,2E, SIO Anything goes
Mema's Challenge - M, P1, winners every week  ANYTHING GOES
The Sisters of Craft - M, P1 Anything Goes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hello Love Bug with Jaded Blossom Stamps

I can't believe that a week has went by since my last posting.  Today, I am sharing a card I created using the Jaded Blossom Hello, Hello stamp set.  This set was released last month with a special Hello Kitty Blog Hop.  I used a Jpeg file from SVG Cutting Files, which has the most adorable SVGs that go along perfectly with the Jaded Blossom stamps.  To add some dazzle to the card, I used some CTMH Pink Shimmer Trim and some diamond stickles on Hello Kitty.

Jaded Blossom Stamps - Hello, Hello Bundle
SVG Cutting Files - Hello Kitty Butterfly (only available if you went to the Blog Hop)
Diamond Stickles
Recollection Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Crafting At the Weekend -M,  E3,  #4 Anything Goes (always)
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids - 2W, 2E (W1) Anything Goes 4 Kids
PDE Linky Party - Kids Theme
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 # 42 Anything Goes......
A girl who crafts -M, P1, E5 - Always ANYTHING GOES
Cards Galore Encore - M, P1, E3 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine -M, P1,2E, SIO Anything goes
Mema's Challenge - M, P1, winners every week  ANYTHING GOES
My Besties Friendship -M, P5, E2, C8, SIR-  # 4 "Butterfly / Butterflies and a motif of My Besties"
The Sisters of Craft - M, P1 Anything Goes

Monday, August 11, 2014

Online Card Classes Day 3 - Alphabet and Sentiment Stamps

Happy Monday! I am still taking the Stretch Your Stamps class over at Online Card Classes.  The instructors talked about Alphabet and Sentiment stamps for day 3 and 4.  I love the creative ways they demonstrated on different ways to use those stamps other than the obvious.  One instructor created a card similar to the one I am showing today.  I love how it turned out!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Online Card Classes - Day 1 Shoot For the Stars

Hello my friends!  I am taking the Stretch your Stamps 2 class this week and I am getting so inspired and learning a lot of new techniques.  

For Day 1 and 2, they have been teaching on various ways you can use background and reverse background stamps.  Here is what I created...


Jaded Blossom - Star Dies, Superstar stamp set, Mini Tags dies, Paint Splatter Stamp set
Pink By Design - Puzzle Background Stamp (retired)
Watercolor paint and paper
Recollection 110lb card stock
Embossing Powder - Recollections
Versamark Ink

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stampin Royals Linky Party

Welcome to the August Linky Party

Theme: Anything Goes

Sponsor: Candice Fields (me!) Independent Close To My Heart Consultant

Prize: $15 gift certificate to store

You have visit the exclusive CTMH blog for more inspiration!

Here is what I created using the new Chalk It Up workshop on the go kit!

Make sure you visit the new CTMH blog! I have created the Creating From the Heart Academy to teach how you can incorporate CTMH into your crafting.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Creating From the Heart Academy

Welcome to the Creating from the Heart Academy! Have you ever been confused on how to use stamps, papers, and tools once you purchased them?  Do you want to start stamping but don't know where to start? Do you just want to see how someone used a product to help jumpstart your creativity!  Well you are in the right place.

Hello, my name is Candice Fields and I am an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant.  I was once where you are; and in many ways, I still am.  I discovered by love for paper crafts in 2010 after a major snow storm hit the Northeast.  Don't ever get stuck at home with kids and there's nothing to do! After finding out there was going to be another major storm, I went to my local craft store for some supplies and my love for crafting was born.  I found myself into the craft projects more than my own child.

After I started this wonderful hobby, I found myself stuck on what to do, how to use products and make my projects pretty.  I did what we all end up doing.  I went on YouTube and different blogs to try to figure out how to stamp and create various projects.  Next thing I knew, I had a craft room full of products that I had no idea what to do with and ended up collecting dust.

My first mistake was trying to copy everyone else rather than finding my own style. Now I know to when I find a card or scrapbook layout I like, use it as inspiration for creating my own project.  You may like the layout of a card and I want to recreate the layout using different embellishments.

After a couple of years of trying to find my style, I finding know what works for me.  I do continue to try to challenge myself with new techniques, but I like to keep projects short and sweet.

Throughout the years, I have joined stamping companies and kit clubs, just to be frustrated with creating projects.  Now that I am finding my crafting voice, I decided to re-join Close To My Heart and it's been the best decision I have ever made.  It is through rediscovering Close To My Heart where I decide to open up the Creating From The Heart Academy.

I am here to teach some tips and tricks I have learned throughout my stamping journey.  I want to share how I am incorporating Close To My Heart products into my crafting.  Lastly, I want to be on this journey with you and learn new techniques so we all can become better crafters.

See you in class!