Monday, February 15, 2016

Atlantic Hearts #147

I believe this is my first entry into an Atlantic Hearts Challenge:

I had lots of possible crafty time this weekend but very low mojo... rrr... until today! The last day of a four-day weekend, my mojo shows up... If I wasn't crazily-busy at work, I'd call in tomorrow just to be able to craft now that I'm finally feelin' it!

This is the sketch that kicked off my motivation today around 2pm:

Sketches with all the little pieces always make me think "scrap-buster!" Indeed, I used scraps. So satisfying.


  • The heart scrap is Simple Stories DP and they greys are DCWV.  The white pieces and the grey and black mats are Core'dinations.
  • Each piece was roughly outlined with a Zig Emboss Writer and heat-embossed with Recollections EP in black
  • I cut the mats roughly by hand after I placed each tile on the mat to give it a more loose feeling
  • The hearts and letters are all Thickers
  • Black rhinestones are from Michaels (a gift from my sister
I was thinking of a beloved co-worker who is going out for more crummy medical "stuff" in the coming weeks, and so I will be sending love... 


  1. Welcome to Atlantic Hearts, I really like how you used the sketch and used scraps. I hope to see more creations from you. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

  2. Oh my gosh, the drawn embossing rocks my world! YES!!! I so love these patchwork designs but am so lazy - bravo on your amazing effort - turned out fabulously!!! <3

  3. Isn't it great to use up your scraps!!! Your card is darling. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. Love what you did with the sketch! Love your doodled embossed outlines! Awesome!

    1. And thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts this week!

  5. So cute! And your right that is such a positive way to look at a sketch with so many parts, scraps! Thank you for joining us at AHSC! Please share with us again :)

  6. That has happened to me as well, finally a weekend where I've got plenty of free time, suddenly mojo don't turn up. Grr.
    But I love this and the effect of the black outlined borders! Brilliant take on the sketch!

  7. I love everything about this card! The colors, the embossed outlines - I must get an embossing pen and try this! Thanks so much for joining us at AHSC!

  8. Love, love, love the hand sketched embossing! Very great use of the sketch. Welcome to AHSC!

  9. I really love your card, I love the colours and the patterned paper is adorable. Your friend is so lucky to get such a caring and kind card from you. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  10. We're so glad you came to AHSC this week! Your card is a lovely representation of the sketch and what a great way to use scraps in a fun and caring way. Your coworker is so lucky to be receiving this card, she'll know you are thinking of her. Wonderful job! ~ Ali (AHSC DT Member)

  11. Super adorable!!! I just love your take on the sketch this week! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts!

  12. Love the neutral with an amazing pop of color! Love your take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Thanks for playing along!
    Linda (AHSC DT member)

  13. I love the embossing! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  14. coooolll Mimi wooooww
    I love that ZIG emboss writer
    cool on your card lovely textured made ach I like this so much
    you really an artist Mimi
    not follow what now trend but you made your own trend
    two thumbs up
    lovely post Mimi