Monday, August 21, 2017

Heart2Heart - Aug Week #4

My "Stylish and Classy" Design Team card for H2H was combined with a challenge for "Magnificent Masking".  On white daisy cardstock I sectioned off a panel to create a beautiful sunset with a varity of 13 colors.  Stamped a flower silhouette and grass against the sunset sky.  Added the sentiment in black ink and added Bitty Sparkles randomly.   





This is my Design Team project for Heart2Heart "Stylish and Classy". Your design could be the latest trend or even back to school. Clean lines, glittery lines, whatever you like.  Hop on by and check out the inspirational projects our Design Team and entrants have put together and share with us your creative goodness. 

MFT Camp Create Day 2 Magnificent Masking.  Check out this Challenge and others in the Camp Create 2017 Blogs (Series of 5 Challenges) and still open for your creation(s).  


The inside bottom corner was stamped in black ink with another flower from the same stamp set. 
 
Also submitted to the following Challenges
The Outlawz - Tuesday "Color Challenge
Inspired by the Flowers against a Sunset
Happy Little Stampers - Aug CAS "Flower"  





AAA Cards - CAS #97 "Masking"


Less is More #342 "Your Perfect Holiday"






CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Inks 
     Pear, Olive, Canary, Sunflower, Honey, Sunset, Poppy, Gypsy
     Thistle, Indian Corn Blue, Pacifica, Moonstruck, Sapphire and 
     Black
Stamp Sets 
     S1509 Paper Garden SOTM - Flower
     D1436 The Present - Grass under Flower
     D1406 True Friends - Sentiment 
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles

Coffee You + Me - AHSC #226

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #226. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, Aug 27th to enter your project. 


The MFT coffee cup dies were used to cut into the design paper as my negative to inlay other design paper die cuts using CTMH Paperpack "Jack". The sentiment was just cut across in place of the banner in the sketch and a zip strip added below the sentiment. "Inlaid Made Easy" was a fun challenge.  



  

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, 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. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.



This card was combined with MFT Camp Day 1 "Inlaid Made Easy" using the MFT Coffee Cup Die and theme from Three Amigo's BlogHop Inspirational Theme "Jack" paperpack.  






A border of design paper was added to the bottom of the inside of the card.




Also submitted to the following Challenges:  






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Jack 
Cardstock
     Cranberry, White Daisy and Black 
Die
     Die-namics MFT-552 Coffee Cup 








Friday, August 18, 2017

Aloha - MFT Camp Create Day 4 Monochromatic

My color for this challenge was a variety of shades of purple using the CTMH Patterned Pennants for the background.  One of the pennants had a Hibiscus and to pull this card together I stamped out the Hibiscus in one of the shades of purple, fussy-cut and adhered to background with a thin layer of foam sheet.  


  
MFT Camp Create Day 4 Monochromatic 
Check out this Challenge and others in the Camp Create 2017 Blogs (Series of 5 Challenges) and still open for your creation(s).  



On the inside...borders were added using the same stamp sets.

Also submittted to the following Challenges:

The Outlawz - Wednesday "Sketch Challenge"
  










The Flower Challenge "Focus on Background Stamping"



Happy Little Stampers - Aug CAS "Flower" 





Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #255 Photo Inspiration
Inspired by shades of Purple










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Live Beautifully 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Sets 
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair 
     B1527 Hawaiian Hibiscus 
Inks 
     Pansy, Thistle and Gypsy 



Happy - Color Dare 257

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #257: We are challenging you to using CTMH Challenge Colors: Slate, Pansy, Lagoon, Blossom and White Daisy and Optional: Silver (All and Only).  

My card was combined with MFT Camp Create Day 3 "Background Bonanza" using a stencil bought at a Scrapbook Garage Sale for 50 cents. Sponged the stencil with the three primary colors....love it.   Slate was used for the frame around the stenciled panel.  The Scribble Circles reminded me of the background stencil, cut (2), pieced some of the colors back in the cuts and adhered to card.   Added sentiment with Slate ink and added three silver embellishments (circle punched with silver glitter tape and added liquid glass to appear as gems).    




If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants.  To see future color challenges click on our side bar for August Sneak Peeks.  
On the inside of the card, using the same stencil, added a side border using Pansy Ink.


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Always Fun Challenges #19 "Going in Circles"  
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Cardstock
     Pansy and White Daisy 
Stencil 
     Spellbinders - Circles 12-1005
Die Cuts 
     IO Dies 523-W Scribble Circles
Inks 
     Pansy, Lagoon, Blossom and Slate
Embellishments 
     Silver Glitter Tape 
     Liquid Glass


         


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hugs & Kisses, It's Your Day - AHSC #225

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, Aug 20th to enter your project.  



This card was combined with MFT Color Challenge #75 and The Flower Challenge "Focus Background Stamped Flowers" using the Swirly Bird Ribbon for Seize the Birthday "Tie One On", but missed the deadline date for submitting.  



The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, 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. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.  





Please visit the other challenges to see the Design Team Members inspiration and other entrants...and you still have time to join in the challenges.  

Loved the Color Challenge, but after creating and submitting my card, not sure it will qualify, because I did not use any MFT product.  However, it did not say you must use MFT products but being that it a blog for MFT it may be assumed.  I will be back here to meet another challenge and will use some of my MFT products.  

Using an assortment of Stamp Sets the floral background was stamped using CTMH inks closest to the colors in the challenge.  My personal design paper was framed with Lagoon cardstock and adhered to card with a foam backing for dimention.  Instead of the round sentiment in the sketch, decided to cut (2) Swirly Bird Ribbons in Sea Glass and Lagoon, pieced and adhered to foral panel. Sentiment stamped below the Ribbon.

On the inside of the card a border was stamped using one of the same stamp sets using Sea Glass ink.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Happy Little Stampers "Everything Goes With Dies"

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     My Personal Stamped Floral Background on White Daisy Cardstock 
Ink Colors
     CTMH Inks (Sea Glass, Lagoon, Blossom and Sapphire)
     closest to colors in MFT Color Challenge 
Die 
     PoppyStamps Die #1529 "Swirly Bird Ribbon" 
Stamp Set 
     D1708 Sending Smiles - Cricut Bundle
     C1605 Happy to be Friends 
     C1641 Springtime Wishes 
Embellishments 
     Z2310 Sugar Rush Dots
Other
     Dollar Store - Foam Sheet

     







Monday, August 14, 2017

Live Beautifully - H2H Aug Wk #3

This is my Design Team project for Heart2Heart "Sketch Challenge" ... what a fabulous sketch created by Haley Dyer.  It's fun to see how one sketch can be interpreted in so many creative ways.  

My choice was to use "Live Beautifully" and everything on this card are selections of design papers within the packet.  No dies, No sentiment, No embellishments...just some fussy-cutting of the flower and diagonal strip. Adhered both the strip and flower with 3D thin foam tape and used the bone to curve the edges of the flower for more dimension.     


Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in August ... Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings".  AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of Aug, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 

For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Live Beautifully 
Cardstock
     White Daisy
Other 
     3-D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, August 11, 2017

Love - Color Dare #256

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #256: We are challenging you to using some of the colors from "Jack" paper pack and this week's CTMH Challenge Colors are: Juniper, Peacock, Pomegranate, White Daisy and Black (All and Only).


My DT card for Color Dare was combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #415. Decided to make a tri-fold card to include a pocket on the inside panel for a gift card and still execute the sketch design.   A variety of design paper was chosen and many die cuts.

 
Patti's favorite
Card by #8 I Luv Scrapping Too



Submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Promegranate" 
     Swan Lake 
     Jack 
Cardstock
     White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Paper Smooches "Garden Greetings" 
Inks 
     Black 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Garden Greetings Icons" Dies 
     Peachy Cheap Exclusive Flower Cutting Dies
     Peachy Cheap - Words 

     

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas - AHSC #224

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #224. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, Aug 13th to enter your project.  

The twist for Happy Little Stampers "Christmas" was a poinsettia, and I had the perfect die for this sketch.  Die cut a red and a green poinsettia band and pieced the red flower into the green band. Chose my design papers from White Pines.  


The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, 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. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.  

On the inside of the card a border die cut using one of the same design papers from the front of the card. 


Also submitted to the following Challenges
     Happy Little Stampers "Christmas" with Twist Poinsettia
     Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies 
     The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "Christmas" 
 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     White Pines 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment NE Ivy" 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry, Champayne and Colonial White
Inks 
     NE Ivy 
Stamp Set 
     Very Merry Christmas SOTM 
Dies 
     Memory Box #99490 "Poinsettia Band"    
     Inside of Card - Memory Box 98774 "Lucienne Tile" 

Family Camping - H2H Aug Week #2

H2H Aug 2nd Week 
"Camp Out" 
Hostess:  Sue Reynolds

This week's Challenge is all about "Camp Out".  Be a Happy Camper ... camping out at home, a friend's home, a favorite coffee house, a store sale, a camp ground in a tent, a trailer or cabin.  

Oh, so many memories with our Camp Outs ... so it was not  difficult for me to choose my theme...I won't bore you with our family history here; but if you are intereted go to the end of this post.  

Cricut Design Space had "Camping Critters" as a freebie in July, so knowing this theme would be coming up in August, I immediately cut and put together the car with all the luggage so that I would have it when this theme came up. The car was so cute I couldn't resist and had to finish my card.  This reminded me of our camping excursions using a small car (volkswagon) with luggage on top, 5 bikes hinged to the car, and five of us and groceries inside...fun, fun, fun.  




Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in August ... Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings".  AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of Aug, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 

For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.  



From the same "Happy Campers" design papers there was a border design which I cut out like banners and attached to the inside edge.  













Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"


CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Basic - Chocolate" 
     Memory Keepers WeR "Happy Campers"
Cardstock 
     Poppy, Cashmere, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, 
     Crystal Blue, Black and Colonial White
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap - Sentiments "Family"
Cricut Design Space 
     Campin' Critters #M34B89 "Car" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Dollar Store - Foam Sheet

My Family's Camping History

1971 - We bought our first tent (12' x 12') with an outside screened in canapy (12' x 9'). Our daughter and my youngest at the time (David) was about 6 months old so we needed a nursery room.  We had an old dresser on the back of the truck which we filled with our weekend clothes and added a pad to the top and used as a changing table in our tent.  We had two sets of bunk beds placed on each side of the dresser, and a portable crib which was placed in the middle ... and believe it or not we still had room left over for a coleman heater and a porta-potty.  

Our outside screened in room was our kitchen and dining room.  I had a pantry cupboard that contained all the dishes and kitchen utilities, along with a Coleman stove which we placed on a 8' Folding Table with space left over for preparation of meals.  Our cooler was placed under the table.  And a Big Coleman Drink Cooler filled with Kool-aid and Ginger Ale. 

Every weekend from Memorial Day to the end of October we re-packed our dresser, grocery shopped, and we were ready to go.  We went to different campgrounds each week. Then when we got back, laundry and more groceries for the next weekend.  I always said these were our best camping days.  We tented for approximately 2 and a half years (3 summer seasons) 

1973 - We upgraded to a pop-up trailer, still went to different trailer parks every weekend; but then decided in 1975 we rented a site at Darien Park for two years so that we didn't have to pull the trailer and we didn't have to set up a tent for residence.  This is where our little red volkswagon came in.  A site to be seen and my Dad had a site up on the hill and could see us come up from the gate.  Luggage piled high on top, groceries behind a cubby hole in the back seat, 3 kids in the back seat, and 5 bikes hinged in the back and/or front of the car.  We thought this was easier than packing up the truck each week, but when you think of it the preparation for camping for the weekend was the same, and the same clean-up when you got back.  

1975 - We decided to buy a lot in at Fawn Lake and used our pop-up trailer as our first home on this lot, and two seasons later we upgraded to a Star Craft Trailer which slept 8 and comfortably the five of us.  But many occasions we squeezed in a few more guests and on one occasion slept 12 using a small tent up on the hill of our lot.  My daughter enjoyed going every weekend because of many friends she got acquainted with, and being a young teen so many boys.  Every weekend and vacations were enjoyed out at our lot.  We eventually sold the lot since family interests had changed.  


Friday, August 4, 2017

Axing For Trouble - Color Dare #255

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #255: This week we are challenging you to using the color palette from "Jack" paper pack to use (ALL and ONLY) these CTMH Colors in Jack:  Ruby, Slate, Sapphire, Willow, Black and White Daisy and Optional: Silver.  




My DT card for Color Dare was combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #414 and Three Amigos BlogHop Inspirational.  Selecting the PML card for the smaller panel made it easy for me to use the Lumberjacks on the design paper (fussy-cut and layered) in place of the buttons, and a cricut cut of axes in place of the bow.  Now all it needed to satisfy the color challenge and sketch was a design paper from Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment-Sapphire".  


On the inside of the card a couple of zip strips from the "Jack" paperpack was used with a couple of axes.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper / Specialty 
     "Jack" design paper Lumberjack, Zip Strips and PML Card
     Silver Glitter Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Sapphire"
Cardstock 
     Black, White Daisy and Willow 
Cricut Design Space 
     Axes #M3D05A "Father's Day-Mountain Man"