Combining my Atlantic Hearts Sketch along with the Three Amigos Blog Hop! Unheard of! I almost never am able to do this, except what a coincidence that the third of the month (the day of our oh so tiny blog hop) just happens to fall on a Monday (the day each week's sketch goes live on Atlantic Hearts)!
It was actually kind of an accident. I was working on my Atlantic Hearts Sketch and I suddenly realized I was using some of my favorite retiring products (which happens to be this month's blog hop theme). So I thought... why not!
If you are new to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog, click on the name and go there and check out all the great artwork from previous weeks' challenges from design team members and participants. As early as Monday, you can start seeing submissions to the current week's challenges and on Wednesday the Design Team samples are posted. So much fun and if you're in the top 3 you get bragging rights and a cute badge to display on your Blog... check it out! As you can see, some stay true to the sketch and others (guilty) tend to embellish a little more and change it up. I've used the basic sketch, flipped on it's end and added a few things (just a few).
If you are new to the Three Amigos Blog Hop, we are three close friends and Close to My Heart consultants. Each month we challenge each other to create something based on a theme. This month's challenge was to use our favorite products that were retiring. When you're done here, please visit Donna and Susan's blogs and see what they have created for you. (Susan has had a family matter to concentrate on this week so there is a chance she won't have a new post for us this week. Stop by anyway and take a look at some of her past, most awesome projects.)
I've created this page in one of our My Crush Books which are retiring at the end of this month. This is actually my first page in one of these books. I've had it for over a year!! My plan was to use it as a kind of journal with pics mostly from my phone and random thoughts... or a good place to just create something for one of my favorite pics is all by itself and not big enough for a 12x12 page. These pics I took on my phone one day while hanging out in my parents back yard with my niece, Isabelle. I loved the pics, but I have an Iphone 4 so blown up they are not great... perfect for this book! I'm sad these are going away, but I have a couple so they will keep me busy. (And yes, stay tuned for a new little album made especially for those smaller iPhone, instagram, etc pics you have and while it's adorable, it's smaller. Get one of these albums and the really cute assortments that go along with them while you can. Other items that won't be available much longer (if they are at all) are the black flourishes, the just blooms butterflies, and the gold circles washi tape (Whaaaa????) Some of these things (and a whole bunch more) you can get at a discount on my website in the "While Supplies Last" section so be sure to check it out.