Sympathy Cards

It is always unfortunate to say you need to increase your supply of sympathy cards; well that has been the case lately.  I had seen a card designed by Jody Gustafson which I though would be perfect for a sympathy card. Here is my version.

Ariana Sympathy card ~

For this card I used the following products:

  • Ariana Paper
  • Crystal Blue cardstock
  • Stripe Embossing folder
  • Words of Comfort C1524
  • Black Ink
  • Artbooking Cartridge for the bows cut at one inch and 3/4 inch
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge for the butterflies
  • Buttons fro my stash

Happy Crafting!


Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Ariana

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! 

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show our Ariana Artwork with an Attitude, so here we go.  If you just hopped her from  SHEILA BENNETT then you are on the right track.

I know you have seen all the wonderful pop-up box cards that are all over Pinterest and the internet.   They are pretty addictive and I have fallen under their spell.  With Mothers Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a floral pop-up card box.

Mothers day pop-up ~

I know most of the pop-up box cards are designed so they will lay flat to fit into an envelope.   I decided  to change it up and make this one a bit more three dimensional with my choice of flowers using punches.  I read a post on a blog Damask Love  about using punches to make flowers I had bookmarked so I would remember to come back to it.  I was recently reviewing some of my bookmarked/saved blogs and came across this post.  I decided it was time to give it a try.  To make these flowers I used a 2 inch circle punch, fringe scissors and my Cricut to cut the leaves using Artiste cartridge.

Mothers day pop-up_detail

Close to My Heart Supplies used for this project:

  • Ariana Paper Pack X7179B
  • Crystal Blue Card Stock 1292
  • Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles Z1935

The next blogger on the hop is JEN PATRICK, so head on over and check out what wonderful creation she has done for this hop.

If you get lost here is the full list of participants in this blog hop:

  1. Sheila Bennett ~
  2. Catherine Nowak~
  3. Jen Patrick-
  4. Pamela O’Connor ~
  5. Di Crawford ~
  6. Judy Faye Garner ~
  7. Hilary Reynolds ~
  8. Denise Elliott ~
  9. Melissa Robinson –
  10. Debbie Andrews =
  11. Melinda Everitt ~


March Scrapbook Workshop

I have completed the layout for March’s scrapbook workshop.  I will be changing things up a bit this month.  I typically have my monthly scrapbook workshops on the second Wednesday of every month. but since my husband will be traveling on that date I will need to change it this month.  As many of you may know juggling a two year old and getting him to bed while hosting a workshop just will not bode well for me.  Now maybe it may give my guest a good laugh watching me run around like crazy but I sort of want to enjoy their company 🙂 So I will be holding the scrapbook workshop on the same night as my card workshop, basically how I use to hold my classes. So mark your calendars for March 18th at 6:30 pm.

Here is the fun layout I created using the Ariana Paper pack:

Ariana Layout

This layout can be used for anything that make you happy.  I chose photos from our first visit to Riverside Park.  It was a beautiful day and made a great backdrop for some photos of my husband and I with our son.

Ariana Layout_with photos

If you are interested in coming to the workshop or would like to purchase this layout as a kit the cost is $10.  If you are planning on coming to the the workshop I will need to know by March 7th.

Happy Crafting!

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