Friday, September 21, 2018

You Are Always In My Heart - Color Dare #311

This is my Design Team project with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #311 combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #282.  There was such a variance of bright and pastel colors in the palette I wasn't sure how to bring them together...however, using a combination of both the lighter and darker sides of the cardstock, outlining the hearts with peacock and breaking up the saffron heart with the smaller pink heart...believe it was accomplished.  Used charcoal instead of black for the sentiment again to keep the softness of the colors.
  





We use CTMH color names for reference... however, you are welcome to use any products as long as you match closest to the colors in the Board and no additional colors except those on the color palette.  New Guidelines on Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.  

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors, if you're reading this, let's show some tough competition and join our challenge.  This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #310 Click Here.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Daring Cardmakers "Turn Up the Beads"     



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Boutique 
Cardstock 
     Ballerina, Saffron, Peacock and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Memory Box #3008 "Cross Stitched Hearts" 
     Sizzix #661096 Lori Whitlock "Hello Doily" 
Stamps 
     KaiserCraft "Background Friend Sentiments" 
Inks 
     Charcoal 
Other 
     Pearls "Bashful" 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Birthday To You - H2H W3 "Ribbon"

This is my Design Team project for Heart2Heart Product Challenge "Ribbon" using a design found on Pinterest  by Stacy Cohen, but errored to site.  So, I pulled out some Adhesive Ribbon bought a couple years ago and chose three colors and designs that went well together, cut several 2 1/2" strips and adhered them to the center of the cardstock.  Cut two pieces, 1 1/4" and 1 1/2", border dies and adhered to the ribbon cardstock with 3D thin Foam tape.  Cut three sentiments, two colors, and layered and adhered to the the bottom of the card.  Placed some sequins and done...not a difficult card to make and a very pretty card with the right choices.  




Added a border of one of the ribbons across the bottom of the inside of the card.


Hop on by this week's Heart2Heart theme to see inspirations from Design Team members. Heart2Heart invites you to showcase your favorite project...you have until the end of the month to create and submit. Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Blog. 

Also sent to the following Challenges


Products Used
Cardstock 
     CTMH Pear, Bluebird and White Daisy 
Dies
     Sizzix ThinLits #661096 "Hello Doily" Borders 
     Lawn Faun #LF852 "Happy Birthday Border"
Embellishment 
     Studio G "Adhesive Ribbon" 
     CTMH Florence Sequins 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 



Squirr-all Gonna Miss You - Double Trouble Challenge #10

This is my project for Double Trouble using at least three colors and a stamped image and of course Twisted Sister wants us to get Wild and Silly, add a critter and include a punny saying relative to the critter...how much pun fun is that.  Because I included a critter I am also able to submit this to Brown Sugar Challenge #282 All Creatures Great and Small and you don't need to be punny.  The back side of the card is white daisy and can be used for the many signatures and good wishes from fellow employees.  When I saw a Fold Card on Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #18 I asked if a tutorial was available and the Design Team Member provided one, thus used it on my Double Trouble Design Team project.     





Ewe in on this? Are you kitten me? Owl have you know, and I'm not lion, You gnu, there's one in a chameleon puns. You got a Frog in your throat? You're giraffing me crazy. Now it's your turn to have Fun with a Pun. Challenge is open to the end of the month.  


Welcome to the Design Team at Brown Sugar and entrants that reside outside of North America. For this challenge only, if you are Color Dare's random draw prize winner, instead of our "Bag of Things", you will receive a monetary gift from a popular digital company!  







Also sent to the following challenges:  
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes" w/oTwist: Pearls 
Der Challengeblog von Kreativinkauf "Squirrel or Hedgehog"  
Pause Dream Enjoy - September Card Challenges
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #108 "Dies and Punches"  
Sunny Day Crafting "Always Animals" Monthly Challenge 

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Boutique 

Cardstock 
     Peach and Daisy White 
Stamp 
     Whimsy Stamps "Fluffy Hanging in There" - Colored at Copic Class 
     at The Paper Collage / Peoria, AZ by Instructor: Nicolette
Dies 
     Stitched Clouds from Stash
Cricut - Design Space 
     Wrote Text for Sentiment 
Pen / Inks 
     Copics Sketch alcohol-based Pens 
          BG10, BG11, YG03, YG17, Y21, Y26, R20, R21, R22 
          E42, E43, E44, BV20, Blender Solution/Terry Cloth 
     Cricut Thin Pen "Adobe Clay" 
"Double Diamond" Fold Card Tutorial - Donna Davis at Paper Menagerie 

Friday, September 14, 2018

You Are Top KOALA-ty - Color Dare #310

My Design Team project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #310 was combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #281 using primarily cardstock, dies and stamp.  Followed the sketch with lots of layering using the colors in the challenge, stamped the Koala, some coloring and added liquid glass to his eyes, nose and feet.  






 


We use CTMH color names for reference... however, you are welcome to use any products as long as you match closest to the colors in the Board. No additional colors except those on the color palette.  New Guidelines on Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.  

Please visit Tracey's post Here for some history of Color Dare. I'm also a big fan and design team member of the color dare challenges, and please take Tracey up on her invite regardless of the color sources you use.  We invite all and would love your participation...so come on Stampin' Up let's show some tough competition.  

MY HISTORY IN COLOR DARE:  In late 2014 Atlantic Hearts was a sketch challenge that my daughter talked me into participating in.  Being new I needed more help with color and theme...so found my color challenge at ColorMyHeart Color Dare, and my theme challenge at Heart2Heart.  So many of my cards satisfied all three challenges and faithfully participated weekly for well over a year.  It wasn't until January of 2015 that Marie Flayer invited me to be a Design Team Member of Color Dare...there was hesitation but Marie was quite convincing, I could do this and I'm still hanging in with the hope that our challenges will again have more participation.  Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors, if you're reading this, let's show some tough competition and join our challenge. 

In March 2015 I won my second Diamond and it was one of my favorite cards I ever created, a black, white and grey color challenge a humming bird made with cricut cuts, ...well maybe there are a couple more. 



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges. Please join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #309 Click Here.  




Also sent to the following challenges:  
Crafty Gals Corner #174 - 3+ Layers 
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday w/o Optional Pearls


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment Peacock" 
Cardstock 
     Ruby, Peacock and Kraft 
Stamp Set 
     D1751 Punny Pals - Operation Smile
Dies 
     Waffle Flower #310111 "Pinking Layers"  
     Tutti Designs #Tutti-417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals" 
     Whimsey Stamps 2016 "Border Dies" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 


Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Retirement - Color Dare #309


This is my ColorMyHeart Color Dare #309 DT project using all the colors in the Twisted TicTacToe for CTMH retired colors.  I really had a hard time choosing only (3) favorites because I truly love them all.  I have made several box cards but used the tutorial on You Tube "Card in a Box" by Anna Kennedy Juda for this particular card.   






We use CTMH color names for reference... however, you are welcome to use any products as long as you match closest to the colors below. No additional colors except those on the color palette.  New Guidelines on Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.  

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for this challenge. Please join us...we would love to see the projects you create. This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #308 Click Here.  


Additional photos to show all the colors from back, front, and the close card showing the under flaps with balance of colors.  Then the balloons were just some of the selected pattern papers from Paper Fundamentals in some of the same colors.  Sentiment and Bow added. 

Tangerine, Flaxen, Poppy, Juniper
 and Box (Nutmeg)
Crystal Blue, Sorbet,  Bashful


Cranberry, Pacifica, Bashful, Blossom


CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Gimme Some Sugar 
     Paper Fundamentals - Cranberry, Poppy, Crystal Blue, Juniper, Blossom, Pacifica         Cardstock 
     All the Retired Colors from TicTacToe Board 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Ribbon" 
     My Momento Words "Happy" 
     Paper Roses "Retirement"
     Poppy Stamps "Pinpoint Balloons" 
Other 
     Clear Plastic Strips 
     3D Foam Tape 

Also submitted to the following Challenges


Monday, September 3, 2018

Let's Party - Heart2Heart - Sept Week 1 South of the Border

This is my Design Team Card for Heart2Heart "South of the Border". My daughter had gotten this adorable Hero Arts Fiesta stamp set for Mother's Day and this theme was  perfect.  The stamp set also came with a beautiful frame die and all the dies for each stamp.  It wasn't until I did all the fussy-cutting and realized I had the dies; however, I'm actually very pleased with it because I could cut closer to the outlines of the images. 

The focal point was made using two stamps (Dancer and Musician) and masking them to give them dimension.  Colored with a variety of Copic sketch alcohol-based pens, fussy-cut, layered with poppy cardstock and adhered with thin foam sheet between the focal point and the background paper. Framed the background paper with poppy cardstock and then decided to decorate the edge with one of my rectangular dies.    




There are so many pieces to this set and it was difficult to choose which adorable image I would use...the Mexican birdie was adorable, so just colored with same colors and set him on top of the "Let's Party" Sentiment.  Added some glitter flowers around the sentiment and upper left-hand corner using small gems for the center and a few scattered around. 

Inside of card used another one of the stamps in the same set, stamped a banner, colored and adhered to the border on the inside of the card.  


Close up views of the masking and coloring of the Mexican dancers, musician and Birdie, along with random placing of the glittery flowers and gems.  



Also submitted to the following Challenges


Products Used
Design Papers 
     CTMH Prickly Pear
Cardstock 
     CTMH Poppy and Daisy White 
Stamp Set 
     Hero Arts "Fiesta Time" 
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CBB-059 Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangles 
Embellishments 
     Hobby-Lobby Small Glitter Flowers
     Hobby-Lobby Small Glitter Gems 


Copic Sketch - Variety of Colors 










Double Trouble Challenge #9 - School Days

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #9 "School Days" using Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #378Twisted Sister's Optional Twist was to incorporate a bookmark or tag in your project...so I decided to include several bookmarks to stay out of  detention.     

Cricut Design Space had a couple of Crayon Box files which I used cuts from both to create this gift box for Teacher's Appreciation Day.  I made four crayons as bookmarks, but there is room for another gift, a card or a candy bar...what teacher wouldn't love to receive bookmarks for easy reference to pages of her teachings for the day.  One project that serves the purpose as a card, an envelope and a gift...what more could you ask for.  





Please visit Double Trouble and create something using a theme "School Days" showing teacher appreciation and/or reminders of school days. And if you use the same Sketch above you will be able to also enter your project in Try Stamping on Tuesday.  Bookmark or Tag is optional for either of the challenges.  


Please pop on by both Challenges to see what the Design Team members have created, and don't be afraid to leave some comments for them too.  



Here are a couple other photos with crayon box open, and the four crayon bookmarks that were placed inside the box.  



Also sent to the following Challenges:  
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #18 "Fun Fold Cards"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #334 "Autumn" - Back to School
Use Your Stuff Challenge #328 "School is In" 
Art Impression "Tags and Bookmarks"  
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #480 "Back to School" 
Words to Craft By #56 - School  


Products Used

Design Paper 
     Magical - Zip Strips 
     Plastic on the Window of the Crayon Box 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Poppy, Lagoon, Topiary, Canary, Goldrush, Black and White Daisy
Cricut Design Center 
     Simply Charmed Cartridge "Crayon Box" #M418B2
          Used the Crayons from this Crayon Box - Modified
          And used the Crayon Word on the Box
     Tags, Bags & Boxes "Crayon Box" #M33859 
          Used this Crayon Box - Modified 
     Shapes - Made an Oval and then used text for the colors and 
          attached word to oval for cutout and layered on Black Oval
     Shapes - Made the Black strips for each of the crayons
Embellishments 
     Echo Park Paper Co. "Back To School" Element Stickers