Sunday, February 19, 2017

Be Mine, Valentine

Another week as a Guest Designer for The Outlawz Sunday "CAS" Challenge ... The Design Team member posting each week picks their absolute favorite entry from the previous week's challenge and highlights that winner's creation and then invites them to be a guest designer for a future challenge or two.  

Please hop on by this challenge to see this week's theme and the other DT members inspirations and JOIN US in this Challenge ... you too can be a future Guest Designer.   

This week's project is to create a card with a romantic theme (Valentine's Day, Engagement, Wedding, etc.)  I chose to do a Valentine's Day Card.  I love it so much I'm going to give it to my husband to give to me ... Or, maybe not ... because he always gets me a mushy card and I don't want to ruin that habit ... chocolates and flowers usually come with the card.  



The heart and the flowers were both stamped on a white daisy panel, heat embossed stamped florals at bottom corner, colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, heart was fussy-cut and plastic window adhered.  On the red panel stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed with Gold, added a gem next to the sentiment, adhered the heart panel to the red cardstock with 3D thin foam tape, and added a couple gems to the flowers around the heart.  

Stamped the same corner floral and some flowers on the inside borders of the Card.  Click on photos to get a larger view.  




Also sent to the following Challenges:  
  and Exacto Knife and Scissors for fussy-cutting



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
     Plastic Sheet 
Stamp Set 
     S1701 Adore You SOTM 
Inks/Pens
     Black and Gold Ink 
     ShinHan and Copic alcohol-based pens, Variety of Colors
Embellishments 
     Gold Glitter Gems
Other
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Gold" and "Black"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
      
     



Friday, February 17, 2017

Live, Love, Laugh - Color Dare #231

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #231: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are from Hello Lovely Paper Pack - Colonial White, Desert Sand, Fern, New England Ivy, Sea Glass, Sorbet, Whisper & White Daisy (Use at least 4 of these colors).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors or paper packet ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, February 23rd to enter your project.  Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants.  

This color challenge was combined with MoJo Monday's Sketch #484 and Between The Folds using the Hello Lovely Paper Pack Challenge #40A or color palette ... also hop on by these challenges to see more inspirations.    



There was a lot going on in this Sketch but I think I covered it all with this Any Occasion Card ... emoji's was my choice instead of hearts.  Back to my layering and using as many of the design papers and zip strips from Hello Lovely and using the three panels for my sentiment.  



Also submitted to the following challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely 
Cardstock 
     Sorbet, Fern, and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Sorbet and Fern 
Stamp Set
     BoBunny Emoji Stamp - Used on Inside of Card
Dies 
     Lil' Inker - Wonky Stitched Square 
     My Momenta - Words 
     Spellbinders S1-007- Emoji's 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




  




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beauty is All Around - AHSC #199

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, February 19th to enter your project.

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches.  




Instead of using panels of design papers decided to stamp the two larger florals from the Paper Garden Stamp set and chicken wire stamp for the smaller panel, distinguishing the panels by the different colors. Cut the Banner, stamped on the chicken wire, layered with black and stamped on Sentiment in Black. A little masking was required...CAS and a twist on the sketch.  

The inside of the card was stamped with some of the smaller florals from the same stamp set in saffron and sweet leaf.  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Cardstock
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamp Sets
     S1509 Paper Garden SOTM
     D1708 Sending Smiles 
Inks 
     Saffron, Sweet Leaf, Whisper and Black 
Embellishments
     Black Dots  

Monday, February 13, 2017

Thinking of You - H2H


Please join us this week and other challenges in February AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition of the Top 10 "Challenge Darling" ... and if you create for each challenge in the month for perfect attendance you will be recognized as an H2H Addict.  For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations for this month and join us with your projects. 

Chose "Black and White"...stamped the flowers on black cardstock with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  Stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and again heat embossed with White.  The black was so sharp and such a contrast that I decided to spray with Pearl Glimmer Mist, created a fine sparkly spray on the whole card, and muted the black.  You can see some larger droplets of pearl however the photo does not show the mist very well.  Added some white dots in the upper and lower corner for embellishment.  

Stamped the inside of the card with the same large floral and a couple other stamps from same set.   



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamp Set 
     S1509 Paper Garden SOTM
     D1708 Sending Smiles - Sentiments
Inks
     VersaMark 
Other/Embellishments
     Ranger Embossing Powder - White 
     My Tangled Dangels - Pearl Glimmer Mist 
     CTMH White Dots

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Together

This week I am a Guest Designer for The Outlawz Sunday "CAS" Challenge ... The Design Team member posting each week picks their absolute favorite entry from the previous week's challenge and highlights that winner's creation and then invites them to be a guest designer for a future challenge.   

Please hop on by this challenge to see this week's theme and the other DT members inspirations and JOIN US in this Challenge ... you too can be a future Guest Designer.    

Challenge this week is "Brown & Ivory" and a third color of your choosing.  Needed a card for my significant other (husband) for Valentine's Day so my third color is "Red".  He deserves this card for putting up with me for for almost 50 years "together".  Recently got a packet of Valentine dies from Peachy Cheap and put my Cuttlebug to work.  The background is a light brown with hearts and layered with chocolate brown...yummy. Stamped on the heart and borders on the inside with Cranberry ink.  Great colors for a masculine card.  










Also sent to the following challenges

Cuttlebug Mania "Roses Are Red" - Red as Focus



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Papers
     Paper Fundamentals - Basic "Bamboo" 
Cardstock 
    Chocolate, Colonial White (Ivory) and Cranberry (Red)
Die
    Peachy Cheap Bundle Package - Valentine
Stamp Set 
    D1632 Amour 
    S1701 Adore You SOTM


Saturday, February 11, 2017

YoU'Re PuRRR-fEct






Fantastic opportunity be selected as a Guest Designer for Paper Smooches...let the fun begin. You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp, die or any of our FREE digi stamps. You can submit to our call with "old and new" projects...and projects that you create for our SPARKS Challenge are perfectly acceptable.

My first choice was to use the Chubby Chum Kitty for a Valentine Day's Card, and what's more fun for a Kitty to play with ... a ball of yarn, which made it perfect to use my sentiment border "be my velentine" as yarn ball unravelling.  Add some smaller balls of yarn as balloons, the sentiment and a red glitter heart.  

  


On the inside just put a strip of design paper and another red glitter heart.




Also submitted to the follow challenges:  

CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Magical PaperPack 
     Red Glitter Paper
Cardstock
     Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Honey and White Daisy
Stamp Set 
     Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums
Die Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH Artistry - Ball of Yarn #M418710 
Die 
     Lawn Fawn - Be My Valentine Border 
Inks 
     Cranberry and Black 
Embellishments 
     Liquid Glass on Kitty's paws 
     Licorice Gems

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cattails - Color Dare #230

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #230: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Pixie, Saffron, Whisper and White Daisy (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, February 16th to enter your project.  Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants.  

Had no idea what I was going to do with these colors so just started sponging a sky with the Saffron and Pixie.  First attempt was scrapped ... second attempt "I can do this".  I've had an old retired stamp called The Present which I've wanted to use but just couldn't find an occasion for it.  There was a great border stamp which was stamped in Whisper on the bottom corner.  



Card still needed something ... my immediate thought was a cattail die that had for some time been calling me.  Going back and forth on whether the cattail should be the Whisper Grey or Saffron ... so I cut one of each color.  Whisper won for the outside of the card and used the Saffron on the inside corner.  Cut a second cattail to glue together for a more dimensional look, sponged with Whisper to give it texture and adhered to background.  

I wasn't sure whether I liked the bold white so decided to use the sentiment from the stamp set in the color Whisper to tone it down a little.  Again, always liked this verse but never had an occasion to use it ... this was the occasion.  
  

This card was a little out of my comfort zone ... but I got through it and really enjoyed working with sponging, CAS but I still needed to use some layering.  


Also submitted to the following challenges




CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Whisper 
Inks 
     Saffron, Cotton Candy (didn't have Pixie) and Whisper 
Stamp Set 
     D1436 The Present 
Die 
     Spellbinders - Cattail #S2-002


 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Coffee - H2H

H2H 2nd Challenge in February "Hello Lovely". Theme inspired by the new CTMH Hello Lovely Paper Packer, or use any CTMH products that can best interpret your version of this week's theme.  



Please join us this week and other challenges in February AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition of the Top 10 "Challenge Darling" ... and if you create for each challenge in the month for perfect attendance you will be recognized as an H2H Addict.  For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations for this month and join us with your projects.  

My project was combined with the MoJo Monday Challenge #483 using some Coffee Verve Stamps and CTMH Hello Lovely.  




Also submitted to the following Challenges:
The Outlawz Challenges - Saturday Paper Ala Mode "Feminine"  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely 
Cardstock 
     Sorbet, Sea Glass and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Verve "Delightful & Delicious" 
Dies 
     Verve "Coffee"
     Pretty Pink Posh Twine and Bows 
Embellishments 
     Glitter Enamel Dots from Peachy Cheap
     Ranger Embossing Powder "Gold" 

Happy Valentine's Day - AHSC #198

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #198. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, February 12th to enter your project.


The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches.



This card was combined using the theme from Bitten By the Bug 2 "Valentine" and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #294, using die-cuts from Cricut Design Space.  





Background and doily were all layered with black, red and white cardstock and the red arrow was layered with black cardstock and adhere with 3D thin foam tape.  The sentiment was a cut but switched to writing by Cricut in Indian Red thin point pen.  The bottom and inside border was one of the zip strips from the paper packet.   



Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Magical 
Carstock 
     Cranberry, White Daisy and Black 
Die Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Anna's Seasonal Soirees - Heart Doily #MA058A 
     CTMH Artiste - Sentiment (Modified from Cut to Write) 
     CTMH Artistry - Arrow #M413075 (Modified height)
Pens/Inks
     Cricut Indian Red Pen
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 







Friday, February 3, 2017

With Love - Color Dare #229

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #229: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Pansy, Raspberry, White Daisy, Black and Silver (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, February 9th to enter your project...can't believe we are into February already.   

At a crop this weekend, one of the girls showed us a technique using tinfoil for a die cut ... and since this week's challenge was silver it made sense to use tinfoil.  Recently got a new die and since it had a lot of embossing and cuts it was what I was I wanted for a focal point. Didn't have a sketch challenge in mind and wasn't sure of the colors mixing so made my own design and set the pansy apart from the raspberry with silver glimmer tape.  My husband would call these colors gaudy (but what does he know...lol).  I'm happy with it.   The inside was bordered with the Pansy Fundamental Paper. 




Submitted to the following Challenges:
Die Cutting Divas "Anything Goes" 
The Outlawz - Saturday Paper Ala Mode "Anything Goes"



CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals 
     Tin Foil
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Pansy 
Die
     Ultimate Crafts, UK - Rustic Christmas #ULT157690
     Spellbinders - Inspire #IN-037
Embellishments
     Black and White Dots
     Silver Glitter Tape 
Pens/Inks
     Copic alcohol-based Pen - RV14 Begonia Pink
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape