Monday, January 16, 2017

Special Friend - AHSC #195


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #195. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 22nd 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.





A LOT OF NEW STUFF: Just received my order with this new Paper Pack "Hello Lovely" and used a variety of the design papers to create my project, leaving the inside of the card blank for a birthday sentiment or any occasion.  Instead of hearts I decided to use a floral bouquet with a sentiment which was also in my order The coloring was done with a Water Pen using the CTMH ink colors used in the paper pack. And, love the new Gold Glitter Gems, they look so nice with these design papers.







Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 
Happy Little Stampers "Watercoloring"
Seige the Birthday "Anything Goes"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Fern 
Stamp Set & Thin Cuts
     C1647 A Bunch of Love 
     Inside Flair - Unknown Picked up at a Flea Swap
Inks 
     Using Water Pen - Fern, Sea Glass, Glacier and Sorbet 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear and White 
Dies
     Sizzix Thinlits - Hello Doily #661096 (Borders on Panel)
Embellishments 
     Gold Glitter Jems 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 








The Magic of Winter - H2H Cold Days Warm Heart



For the month of January this week's Heart2Heart Challenge is "Cold Days, Warm Heart." 


Please join this week's challenge AND you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as a Top 10 for January Challenges. For other inspirations please hop on by to see all the DT members and participant creations. 

Looking back when we lived in the Southtowns or Snow Belt of Buffalo, New York many times we watched from our windows the snowflakes falling from the sky...though the weather was cold it was a warm fuzzy feeling inside...the magic of Winter. 





Experimented with a couple of different embossing folders and techniques for coloring, but chose this as my final.  My other experiments won't go unused...just a head start for my 2017 Christmas Card stash.  



Dry embossed the background, sponged on Glacier (sounds cold) ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and layered on Glacier cardstock.  The sentiment focal point was a die cut from Cricut Design Space, using variety of cardstock...Glacier for the frame, White Daisy for the snowflakes, and a white glitter paper for the Sentiment.  After assembled added Wink of Stella to the frame and snowflakes.     




One of my favorite stamps were used for the inside of the card and stamped with Glacier Ink.  














Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Christmas"
Bitten By the Bug "Snow Much Fun"
Crafty Hazelnut's "Christmas Anything Goes"  without Twist 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #300 Silver and Blue


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     Silver Glitter Paper
Cricut Design Space 
     Winter Wonderland - The Magic of Christmas #M46079 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice 
Stamp Set 
     C1506 Flakey Friends 
Inks 
     Glacier 
Other 
     Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder 
     Zig - Wink of Stella 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

      

Saturday, January 14, 2017

I like you a Latte

Just got my new CTMH Paper Packets yesterday and Between The Folds Challenge #37B is using Sugar Rush Paper Packet. Please hop on by all the challenges to see DT member and entrant inspirations and join in the fun. 



As soon as I saw the Donut design paper...I scrambled for my Treats of Friendship Stamp Set with the Coffee cups. The cups were stamped on design papers, fussy-cut, layered  and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape for dimension.  Donuts from design paper were also fussy-cut and layers with Brother Scan and Cut for the cup sleeve and a couple raised donuts on the card. 











Also submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Sugar Rush 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy
Stamp Set 
     C1616 Treats of Friendship 
Ink 
     Black 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, January 13, 2017

Fore You - Color Dare #226

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #226: This week’s colors (All and Only) White Daisy, Black, Glacier and Peacock.  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... please 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, January 5th to enter your project. 



This challenge was combined with MoJo Monday Challenge #479...perfect sketch for a Birthday Card for my husband, another golfing enthusiast...in fact his job in retirement is golfing as much as he can.  

Please Hop on by both challenges to see the many DT Members creations and other entrants.   





Using White Daisy and Peacock cardstock ... Cricut was very busy with all the golfing theme diecuts needed to create the sketch and the many layers.  The Tee was cut in half and inserted in both top and bottom of the square panel. Background design paper was bordered with black and placed on white card base.  

The Inside of the card  was layered with Paper Fundamentals "love" design paper.  

The Golf Bag Die cut using Swan Lake design paper, adhered to a panel of City Sidewalks design paper bordered with white cardstock and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape making a pocket for a Golfing Gift Card. Sentiment was stamped in Peacock Ink and added to golf bag. 





Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings "A Square and Circle"
Aud Sentiments "Anything Goes"  
Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     City Sideswalks 
     Swanlake 
     Paper Fundamentals - Whimsey "Glacier"
Cardstock
     White Daisy, Black, Peacock
Cricut Design Space DieCuts
     Sports Mania 
          Golfball  #M44846 (square focal point)
          Ball/Tee #M411C3 
     All Sports - Fore #M3A781
     Celebrate with Flourish - Golf #M43777 (golf bag)
Stamp Set 
     Inside Sentiment - S1605 Celebrate with Cake - SOTM
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



     

     



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Smiles Begin with You - AHSC #194

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #194. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 15th 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 every Monday for new sketches. 

My first intent was to create another Christmas Card...you'd think I would tire of them...but just thinking about my stash and how nice it was when I completed and sent out timely this past Christmas.  

Since we don't see a lot of snow out here in Arizona, my thoughts went to the upcoming spring... however, that may be pushing it.

When looking through my stamps I wanted my focal point to be the sentiment and decided on this one and stamped on design paper.  As far as the design paper I really wanted to use one of the new packets but my order had not come in yet as of yesterday and couldn't wait to see if it came in today.  So again started going through my stash of design papers and decided on Charlotte.  Trying many zip strips from Charlotte, the banner at the bottom of my card was found in this packet but is the design paper from La Vie En Rose...perfect for my card.  


The flowers and leaves of the floral bouquet were stamped on several design papers, fussy-cut, curled the edges and attached with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  Same stamp set was used for the corner florals on the inside of the card.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Charlotte 
     La Vie En Rose 
Cardstock 
     Sorbet, White Daisy and Black
Stamp Set 
     C1641 Springtime Wishes Occasions 
     A1172 Smiles Begin with You
Ink 
     Black, Sorbet and Seafoam (Retired)  
     Sorbet 


      


















Monday, January 9, 2017

Merry Christmas - H2H Season of White

Honored to be a new Design Team Member for Heart2Heart. This week's Challenge for the month of January is "Season of White." Please join us weekly for inspirational challenges ... AND you have all month to create and be eligible for recognition of the Top 10.  Hop on by to see all the DT members and participants creations.  

I have been a participant of Heart2Heart for a couple of years and each month awarded the badge of "Addict"  One of the many reasons I enjoyed participating ... the variety of Heart2Heart challenges of inspiration, themes, sketches, colors and more.  

However, now as a DT Member I was finding it difficult to choose my interpretation for this week's "Season of White" challenge ... in fact I had three cards under construction and finally decided my interpretation was to use a favorite retired Paper Pack "White Pines" and make my 2nd Christmas card for my 2017 stash.  

This was a fairly easy card to put together with a little layering and didn't really need any embellishments because the design papers are so pretty.  Finished with a die-cut sentiment. 



Also submitted to the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Christmas"   

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     White Pines 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and Colonial White
Dies 
     Impression Obsession Die 439-J Merry Christmas 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Thank You - Color Dare #225

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #225: Our First Challenge for the New Year 2017.  This week’s colors (All and Only) Colonial White, Fern, Pomegranate, Champagne and Cashmere.  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... please 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, January 5th to enter your project. 

My Color Dare DT card was combined with Freshly Made Sketches #269.

My friend gave me a new die for my birthday and I was anxious to use and thought this would be an excellent sketch to show off the Love Bouquet.  CAS for me  



For the inside...cut away the foliage and flower from the one die-cut and adhered to corner of inside.  







Also sumitted to the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design/Specialty Papers
     Paper Fundamentals  "B" - Champagne and Cashmere
Cardstock 
     Colonial White, Pomegranate and Fern
Dies
     Simon Says "Love Bouquet" 
     Lawn Fawn "Thank You Border" 
Embellishments 
     Green Ribbon 
     
     

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Congrats! - AHSC #193

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #193. You still have time to join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 8th to enter your project.  

Please hop on by to check the Design Team members and other entrant inspirations for this week, and every Monday for new sketches. 



Happy New Year:  Well, I missed making a New Year's Card so I decided to make it a congratulatory card for any occasion, leaving the inside blank for a personal note.  




Also submitted to the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Identified:  
Design Paper 
     Charlotte 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure" Topiary 
Cardstock
     Colonial White, Topiary, Pear and Sweet Leaf 
Stamps 
     Sentiment - M1143 Festive Congrats Occasions
     Inside of Card - S1611 New Year's Cheer SOTM 
Die-cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH Artistry - Champagne Glass #M412BA4
     Cricut Thanksgiving - Grapes #M448FD 
Inks
     Topiary and Golden Ember 
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Joy "White Pines"

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #192. You still have time to join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 1st to enter your project.  

Please hop on by to check the Design Team members and other entrant inspirations for this week, and every Monday for new sketches.  

2017 CHRISTMAS STASH:  This is my first 2017 Christmas Card using the last 2016 Atlantic Hearts sketch.  The other day I received several Christmas dies and wanted to try some of them out...so decided to do another Christmas card for the start on my 2017 stash.  



Last year before the retirement of the "White Pines" Paper Pack...I ordered another packet with the intent to use for my 2016 cards; however, with all the pretty new CTMH Winter paper packets I never pulled this packet out.  All the Design papers are very pretty and any combination is a perfect match.  The snowflake was cut from the same design paper as the background behind the die cut deer.  All dies were layered for dimension and additional foam tape used on the snowflake.  





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     White Pines 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry, Champagne and Colonial White
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap - Christmas Dies 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Monday, December 19, 2016

Twinkle - AHSC #191

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #191. You still have time to join this challenge...you have until Sunday, December 25 to enter your project.  

Please hop on by to check the Design Team members and other entrant inspirations for this week, and every Monday for new sketches.  

MY CHRISTMAS STASH:  This is my eighth and final Christmas Card using the Atlantic Hearts sketches, and happy to say most of my cards are already in the mail.  



Heart2Heart and Between the Folds 36B challenges  both required using CTMH Paper Pack "Oh Deer"...so please stop by these challenges to see the many projects created by the Design Teams and entrants.  This paper is so versatile, great Christmas or any occasion cards...one of my favorite paper packs.  

Pretty much followed the sketch with just adding some layers of frames, and also layered all the banners.   Stamped the sentiment on the panel with versa-mark and then embossed with gold.  

Added a couple more zip strips on the right-hand inside border of the card. 
  


Also Submitted to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Oh Deer Design Papers and Zip Strips
Cardstock
     Colonial White, Desert Sand, Cocoa
Dies 
     Assortment from Peachy Cheap 
Stamps
     Twinkle SOTM
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles
     Zig - Wink of Stella "Clear" 
Other 
     Ranger - Gold Embossing Powder 
     3D Regular Foam Tape