Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Challenge Listings

Color My Heart Color Dare
December 2015 Joined as Design Team Member

AudSentiments Challenge Blog
February 2016 Joined as Design Team Member

(Only Christmas Cards) with Different Challenges Weekly
Monthly Link-Up - Earn Digi Paper Designs

Coffee Lovers Blog Hops 
2015 Winter/Holiday Blog Hop

2015 Fall/Autumn Blog Hop 

BonJour Hello or Good Day

This card was created for Heart2Heart Challenges - Monday June 8, 2015 "Around the World - Maps." Since I had a stamp for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I thought I could dream about a vacation trip to France and who knows maybe some day this dream may come true.   I used Sentiment BonJour because it meant Hello or Good Day.  I'm not sure how I will use this card in the future so if anyone has any ideas let me know.  

Outside of Card:  Found a free map on the internet and printed it on vellum and then adhered the vellum to Colonial White cardstock to appear aged.  Stamped Eiffel Tower in Black, fussy-fussy-cut, used clear embossing powder and heat embossed and adhered with 3D Foam Tape. The lettering was stamped with Black Ink, adhered to black cardstock and raised with 3D Thin Foam Tape to background design paper.  Sentiment was Text I created in Cricut Design Space, welded, cut and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I won some black embellishments from Color Dare and used a few of the sequins and flairs on this card...was unsure how or when I would use them but fit right in with this card.  

Inside of Card:  Used some of the background design paper and stamped the Eiffel Tower on this paper, adhered to bottom right-hand side, and also added the postage stamp.

Also submitted to:  
Aud Sentiments Challenge #134 - Theme: Summertime Sentiment 2nd Week - June 18-30, 2015 
Dream Vacation in Paris, France

All CTMH Products used unless specified otherwise: 
Stamp Set:  D1632 Amour Occasions 
Design Paper:  K&C Company "Jubilee"  
Cardstock:  Black, Daisy and Colonial White 
Inks:  Black
Embellishments:  Mini-Medley Accents (Sequins and Flairs) 
Cricut Design Center:  CTMH Artiste Cartridge Font
Other:  3D Foam Tape, Thin and Regular 
Embossing Powder:  Ranger "Clear"  

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Smile and a Cupcake

This was a combined challenge using the Theme from Heart2Heart "Let them Eat Cake" and the Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge #214.  Why not a cupcake with a Sunny Smile?  And when I saw the Sentiment on the Stamp Set S1412 "Cutie Pie SOTM" I couldn't resist a Smiley Face as part of the card. The Sentiment makes this card a pretty generic card for any occasion and/or age.  Raised the Sentiment with 3D Thin Foam Tape, and cupcakes were also raised on the Sentiment for more dimension (see photo of closer view below.)

Heart2Heart Challenge - June 22, 2015 - Let them Eat Cake

Also submitted to:  
The Outlawz - Monday Greeting Challenge "Anything Goes" - June 28, 2015

Aud Sentiments Challenge 134-2nd Wk - Summertime Sentiment
Big Sunny Smiley,  What's a Picnic without Cupcakes?

This is a close-up to show the Liquid Glass added to the cupcake wrappers to give it texture, Wink of Stella on the frostings for the sparkle, and a bead for a cherry on top.

All products of CTMH unless otherwise specified
Stamp Set:  S1412 Cutie Pie SOTM
PaperPak:  Dotty for You
Die-Cut:  Cricut Design Center - Groovy Times Cartridge "Smiley"
Inks:  Black and ShinHan Alcohol Base Pens for cupcakes
Embellishments:  Liquid Glass, Beads
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Poppy You're special

This card was made with the Poppy image Annes Digital Art for The Outlawz - Freebie / Progressive Challenge June 2015 using Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #104 (turning it portrait).  Click on and see The Outlawz Challenges and Sunday Stamps Design Teams' inspirations for this challenge, and visit Anne's images for her other artwork.

I was looking up to see the season for the Poppy and found that poppies are most plentifully available in the spring and summer and are grown both commercially and in gardens throughout the USA.  My sister-in-law always had large variety of wild flowers in her gardens (the poppy was one of them) and her gardens popped with all the colors. Read more about poppies at America Meadows.

Also Submitted to: Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2nd Week - Summertime for random drawing

Using a larger Stamp Set of Poppies borrowed from my friend and neighbor I stamped in black ink and then did some fussy-cut on two of the edges and adhered to the bottom right-hand corner inside of card. Personal sentiment will be added to card when I use this card for someone special.

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Cardstock:  Daisy White,
     Fundamental Papers-Adventure Topiary
     Vellum:  Swirled White
Ink:  Black and ShinHan Alcohol-base pens
Stamp Sets:
     Inside of Card:  Stampin'Up "Pleasant Poppies"
     Frame and Sentiment:  S1503 "Choose Happy SOTM"
Image:  Anne's Digital Art, Freebie Poppy Tag
Embellishments:  Red Beads (Unknown, made in China)
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape

Happy Birthday 21

This card is for my grandson's 21st birthday who was born on July 3rd.  We always tried to celebrate his birthday separate from the 4th of July, but that didn't always happen.  However, this birthday is a new milstone for him, and he should enjoy all the 4th festivities and celebrate all week with others responsible for driving.  Again I have combined Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #113 and the ColorMyHeartColor Dare #148 Challenges to create my card.

Again I didn't have any paper matching 4th of July theme so I made my own backgrounds using 3 strips of Daisy White cardstock and stamped chevrons using Outdoor Denim and Cranberry inks.  I layered each Chevron Strip with the opposite cardstock color, and placed on 5 x 7 Daisy White cardstock.  The center spin wheel was stamped with Outdoor Denim, fussy-cut and then layered and and again fussy-cut with red cardstock, adhered to card with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  From Cricut Cut Design Space created "21" with text, welded and cut and placed on spin wheel. The rockets were in my stash, fussy-cut and adhered to card with a double layer of 3D Thin Foam Tape for additional dimension.  The Sentiment was stamped with Outdoor Denim and design around sentiment with Cranberry Ink, layered with cardstock and adhered to Card.


Submitted to these Challenges also:  
    The Outlawz - Sunday CAS June 21-27, 2015
    Ooh La La Creations #183  - Happy Birthday Card
    Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summertime 2nd Week
    Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - June 22, 2015 - Anything Goes
        The number 21 on Center of Spin Wheel
        Cricut Design Space, using Text and Welding
     DL.ART Thankful Thursday #159 Challenge "RED,WHITE & BLUE"

The inside of the card was stamped with the same stamps as sentiment on the inside bottom right-hand corner.  A special verse will be added to inside for my grandson reaching a new milestone.

All CTMH Products unless otherwise identified:
Stamp Sets: 
     Strips of Chevron - A1150 "Charming Chevrons Flair" 
     Spin Wheel - D1530 Cricut "Artiste Collection Kudos" 
     Rockets, Stars and Flair - CC1014 "Pair-a-Phrase" 
     Sentiment - C1350 "Dainty Thoughts" 
Inks:  Outdoor Denim, Cranberry 
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim 
Design Paper:  Used Chevron stamps to make Background Strips
Other Assessories:  3D Foam Tape 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Keeping It Real

Using Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118-49 (turned Sketch Upside-Down) I made a Birthday Card for my Son-In-Law who loves the Arizona sunshine.  They moved from Buffalo NY to get away from the snow.  He's a fan of Popeye so I did a card with him relaxing against a cactus (ouch) in the triple digit heat...and would you believe even in this heat, my son-in-law daily heads for the hot-tub.    

For Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118-49, I chose to do the Sketch upside down so that I could put the sun in the upper r-h corner.

The OutLawz - Thursday "Anything Goes" with No Twist - June 25, 2015

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summertime for random drawing

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - June 22, 2015 3rd Entry for random drawing
Cricut Design Space:  Cuts are Sun and Cactus

Please visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday, The Outlawz, Aud Sentiments and Fantabulous Cricut Challenges for Design Teams inspiration of these challenges.

The inside has been decorated and has a money card attached.

All CTMH Products, unless otherwise noted:  
Design Paper and Cardstock:  "Jackson"
     to include the Zip Strips from Design Paper
Complements:  "Jackson" on inside of card
Inks:  Black and Chocolate for Sentiment and Distressing 
Pens: ShinHan Alcohol Base Pens 
Image:  Free Coloring Book Image  
Cricut:  Cartridge "Southwest" for the Cactus 
             Cartridge "Fancy Frames" for the Sun 
Stamp Sets:  B1467 "You Mean the World to Me Occasions" 
Misc:    3D Thin Foam Tape 
             Liquid Glass on the Sun 
             Wink of Stella Clear


Monday, June 22, 2015

Paint By Canvas - Flowers

Lisa planned a surprise activity when her friends, Patti and Kathy, came out during their June, 2015 vacation visit...well surprised up until the night before when someone slipped and let the cat out of the bag.  Who needs Paint By Number... we selected to do Paint With Canvas at Naber's Bar in Chandler...it was a great day of fun and look at all the talent brought out with just one glass of wine. We will plan another Painting experience for an Arizona Sunset.  

A Little Treat for You 2

This card was designed using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #111.  I had submitted a similar card for one of my son's Father's Day Card from Sketch from a previous sketch.  This is a second Dunkin' Donut Gift Card for Father's Day for my other son using Jackson Paperpak and Stamp Set C1616 Treats of Friendship and to be submitted to Heart2Heart Challenge - Man Oh Man - June 15, 2015 even though a similar was submitted for Warm Vs Cool.

Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise identified:
Design Paper and Cardstock:  Jackson PaperPak
Stamp Sets:  C1616 Treats of Friendship Occasions, B1467 You Mean the World To Me Occasions, and D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection
Inks:  CTMH for Stamping and Distressing, Shin-Han Alcohol Base Pens for Stamps
Hole Punch: Bronze Glitter Paper covered with Liquid Glass 
Complements:  Jackson Complements
Tape:  3D Thin Foam Tape 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Snowflakes are Kisses Sent from Heaven

The sketch for this card is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #112, using the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #147 Monochromatic (in your choice of any color.)  This was a tough one...but I finally got something together in blue, and getting a head start on my Christmas Cards.

Background made from White Daisy Cardstock and dry embossed with CTMH Dot Embossing Folder.  Snowflakes cut from Cricut Design Space.  Added layer of white to back of the larger flakes and fussy-cut.  Large snowflake was raised with Thin 3D Foam Tape, and brushed on Wink of Stella. Stamped Snowman, colored with Shin-Han alcohol-base pen, fussy-cut, raised with 3D Foam Tape and added Wink of Stella.  Used a Hole Punch to cut centers of snowflakes from White Glitter Tape, and then added Liquid Glass. Layered Sentiment with cardstock and raised with 3D Foam Tape.

Please check out Atlantic Hearts and Color Dare and Fantabulous Cricut Challenges and see the Design Teams inspirations on these challenges.

You get to choose your own colors! 
The catch is, your project has to be monochromatic.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Anything Goes
Cricut Cuts - All the Snowflakes on Front of Card

Inside of Card:  Stamped Snowman and Snowflakes on right-hand and bottom of Card with Lagoon Ink, and added a Frame for the Sentiment from C1525 Pear & Partridge Stamp-Set.with Black ink.

All CTMH products except if otherwise noted:
Die-Cuts:  Cricut Design Space, Small Snowflakes "Artbooking"
                  and Large Snowflake "Art Philosophy"
Cardstock:  Daisy White, and Lagoon,
                   and Whimsey Paper Fundamentals Crystal Blue
                   White Glitter Tape, not CTMH
Embossing Folder:  CTMH Dots
Stamp Sets:  Snowmen, Snowflakes, Sentiment:  C1506 Flakey Friends Seasons & Nature
                     Inside Sentiment:  C1525 Pear & Partridge
Inks:  Lagoon, Black  and  Shin-Han Alcohol-base Pens
Others:   Liquid Glass, 3D Thin Foam Tape, Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear

Monday, June 15, 2015

4th - It's Time to Celebrate

When I was looking at the Freebies on DeeDee's Digis, I saw a snowman that was all dressed up for a Patriotic Holiday and I pulled out from my Collection a Patriotic Snowman to display and decided to do a card using Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-57 for the 4th of July Holiday, since it's just around the corner, and this will be my sister-in-law's card for July.  

Card also submitted to: 
The Outlawz - Monday 06/15/2015 Greeting Card Challenge - Happiness is or Summer Vacation:  The Outlawz Tuesday This week, our theme is to make a card or project using the theme Happiness Is...or Summer Vacation/Summer.

Aud Sentiments Challenge

Tic/Tac/Toe:  Markers, Digi Stamp, Die Cut

#155 Sue
Comments from Dt: love the dimension she accomplished with her layers.  Her color combo is a great version of red, white and blue.

All Products used are CTMH unless otherwise specified: 
Cardstock:  Colonial White and Denim  
Stamp Sets:  
     Background Stars and Flairs: CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase, 
     Sentiment:  D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection
     Background Stamps: Outdoor Denim
     Sentiment: Black
     Image Snowman:  Shin-Han Alcohol-Base Pens and 
     Wink of Stella-Clear
Cricut Cuts:  Stars and 4th 
Tape:  3D Foam Tape 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Little Treat For You

My two challenges come together again...Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #111 and the ColorMyHeart ColorDare #146 (Jackson PaperPak colors).  I chose to use the Jackson PaperPak for this challenge and make a Father's Day Card for my two sons and my son-in-law with a gift card from Dunkin' Donuts.  

The inside of card was also decorated in the corner with a Cup of Hot Chocolate or Coffee, and a couple donuts and sentiment "It's Your Day, Happy Father's Day". 


Products used are all CTMH unless otherwise identified:
Design Paper and Cardstock:  Jackson PaperPak
Stamp Sets:  C1616 Treats of Friendship Occasions, B1467 You Mean the World To Me Occasions, and D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection
Inks:  CTMH for Stamping and Distressing, Shin-Han Alcohol Base Pens for Stamps
Hole Punch: Bronze Glitter Paper covered with Liquid Glass 
Complements:  Jackson Complements
Tape:  3D Thin Foam Tape 

Card also submitted to the following Challenges:  

Heart to Heart Warm vs. Cool Challenge  Monday, June 1 Welcome to the month of June! To start off this month, we have a colour challenge for you. The theme is Warm vs. Cool.  

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Challenge for June 11-17, 2015 

Optional Twist - Father's Day / Nature 

Sunday Stampes - June 7 2015 

SSC103 We're Going Neutral

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sunday, June 7, 2015 Tic-Tac-Toe:  Markers, Paper Punch, 3D Item; Or Pattern Paper, Rubber Stamp, Paper Punch; Or Ribbon, Rubber Stamp, 3D Item