Friday, August 5, 2011

A Winter Wonderland in August

I have been playing with new stuff from the latest Close to My Heart Catalog for a swap with friends. I was working with the new Wonderland kit, which is, well..., wintery. In August, winter is far from my mind. Not only that, but some of my swap friends live in Texas where snow just doesn't exist. So I took it as a challenge. Can I take a wintery kit like Wonderland and make it non-wintery? What do you think? Did I succeed?

Here is a little close up. I love the way our Opagues Gems add a little extra.
 I used our new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to create the background for the Party Pennants and the circles that I stamped Childhood Portrait on.

Considering that some of this beautiful paper did have snowflakes, I did put together some wintery cards. Again, my Cricut Art Philosophy came in handy for the snowflakes and the doily. All of these cards used the stamp set included with the Wonderland Workshop on the Go kit which is a great way to go it you love this paper packet as you get paper, accessories, a stamp set and full instructions for creating some pretty wonderful pages.

Here is a close up of my favorite card. This one was so simple and fast. I cut the circle cards, the circle and the snowflakes using the Cricut Art Philosophy. And then I used the zip strip from the background paper and sponged just a bit. I barely got my hands inky!
I have many more samples to come. Don't forget about my open house on Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 to 2:00 as I'll have these and many more ideas there to see.

And now, to inspire you further, I joined a blog hop sponsored by the Fabulous Tresa Black. I follow this artist's blog,, faithfully. She is so creatively clever! And so here are some links to her artwork and many others to show you some of the other wonderful ideas created with product from the new Close to My Heart Fall/Winter 2011 Idea Book. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I think you totally succeeded Blythe in making it not look wintery. How Ah-Dorable! & What an amazing example of cartridge on the winter cards. LOVE em all.