Saturday, February 27, 2016

U r Toad-ally Awesome

This card created for an AWEsome Friend was made for DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #175 "Frog or/and use the color Green" and Cut It Up Challenge #90 "Leap Year-Frog with Die-Cuts.  Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges.  Some of the these challenges may still be open so Leap on by and join us for some fun challenges.  

Saw this froggie digital image on Christina Hor's Blog and fell in love with it...she did a side step card and it is gorgeous.  The image "Five Little Froggies" can be purchased at Roslyn's Digital Stamps.  


Also submitted to the following:
The Outlawz Challenges "Festive Friday" - Leap Year
DL.Art "February Linky Party" 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

Design Paper
     Penelope
Cardstock
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure - Honey"
     White Daisy, Lagoon, Goldrush, Crystal Blue
Stamps
     Image on the Flower - CTMH Art Philosophy
Inks
     Black Ink  
     ShinHan alcohol-base pens
     Cricit Thin Pen "Sour Apple"
Die-Cuts from Design Space
     Heart Flowers - Kate's ABC's Cartridge
     Sentiment - Text and Printed with Cricut Thin Pen
Die-Cut
     Pretty Pink Posh "Scallop Squares" - Used the Inside Cut
Digitals
     Roslyn's Digital Stamps "Five Little Froggies"
Embellishments
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
     Large Frog - Fussy-Cut from PML Card in PaperPak "Penelope"
     3D Thin Foam Tape

       

Friday, February 26, 2016

It's a Party

 Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #182Join us in this week’s challenge using the colors in photo (White Daisy, Lagoon, Smoothie and Hollyhock.)  You have until Thursday, March 3, 2016 to create and link up your project. Great color combination for Easter cards...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge.  The Color Challenge was combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #148, and the theme from Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Party Animals.  












Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges.  Some of the these challenges may still be open so hop on by and join us for some fun challenges.  

The colors hollered "Easter" so I had just purchased a digi of a bunny holding balloons from Craftin Desert Divas and it fit the need for the colors and the theme "Party Animals"...now all I needed to do was apply it to the sketch.  

Cut the background pieces first, then printed, colored and fussy-cut the image.  Using Paper Fundamentals, design paper and cardstock several images were cut from Cricut Design Space to make up the border between the two backgrounds, and the two strips behind the focal point, and the grass. 

Used an egg-shape panel behind my image, raised with Foam and placed the bunny on top adding the grass. Adhered the strip of baskets and strip of presents with 3D foam tape. Added egg embellishments in upper right-hand corner and then stamped and fussy-cut the Sentiment and placed in the left-hand corner.  


Finished up with Liquid Glass on the eggs in the baskets and corner, bows and ribbons, bunny's nose and bow, and grass.  Added Wink of Stella "clear" to baskets, presents and bunny.  Click on picture to see a larger image.








Also submitted to the following: 
Between the Folds Challenge #15B - Liquid Glass
The Outlawz Challenge Monday Greetings "Birthday"
Craftin Desert Divas "Linky Party - Nature's Wonders":  
Inkspirationals "Something that Pops"
Through The Craft Room Door 
Simply Papercraf #24 "Anything Goes" 
DL.Art "February Linky Party" 

Shared with the following Facebook Groups: 
CTMH Artwork
Critter Loving Cardmaking
Card Making USA 
Cardmaking

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     "Dotty for You" 
     Lawn Fawn "Lynette"
Cardstock 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure" Lagoon & Hollyhock
     Cardstock - White Daisy, Lagoon, Smoothie, Hollyhock
Digitals 
     Craftin Desert Divas "Bunny with Balloons" 
Cricket Design Space / Die-Cuts
     Baskets Border "Doodlecharms" 
     Presents Border "Winter Frolic" 
     Border M413F5 CTMH "Art Philosophy"
     Grass "Paper Dolls for Every Day"
Stamps
     D1497 Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration 
Inks
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens 
     Lagoon 
Embossing Folder 
     Darise
Other 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
     3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape 




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happy Snail Mail

This is a card made at a Work Shop this weekend at the home of BZ Scrapper66 (aka Lisa, my daughter).  I changed it up a little bit to use as a Congratulations Card for Happy Snail Mail to one of the Winners of the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #180 and joint Challenge with Heart 2 Heart "Share the Love".  

The lucky winners were: 
     Shelly Nemitz
     Sheila Bennett 
     Tracey Pierce 
     Lisa Bzibziak  

     Crafts by Patty Treski
This was the Embellishment Grab Bag which went to the winner Crafts By Patty, along with the card above.  



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Valentine Girl

This card was created using The Outlawz Challenge February Progressive Freebie using a vintage digital "Valentine Girl" created by one of Outlawz long-time members, Teresa Arsenault (Tickell Expressions)


Printed two images of Valentine Girl  on design paper, and two images on white cardstock. Fussy-cut the design paper images, one with the ruffle and fussy-cut the full dress for another layer on top. Fussy-cut the heart and hands only from one of the printed cardstock images, and layered on top of dress.  The other printed cardstock image was colored with ShinHan alcohol-based ink, fussy-cut and then adhered the dress/heart layers to the full image.  Wink of Stella was used on the ruffle, shoes and heart 

The background was made using two design papers from "Heartstrings"...one design for the scalloped frame with another for the background of the frame.  A doily heart was cut in Cricut Design Space using a complementary design paper from the same paperpak and placed as a panel behind Valentine Girl.  Then cut a small heart with a die, and used the negative of hearts cut from glitter from my stash and fussy-cut aound the sides of hearts.  More puffie hearts were added to card in bottom corner.  


CTMH Products used unless Otherwise Specified: 
Design Paper 
     Heartstrings
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Ruby  
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Doily -  CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge
Digital Image
Die
     Pretty Pink Posh "Scalloped/Stiched Frame Stackables
     Small Heart We R Memory Keepers "Albums Made Easy Icons"
Image
     "Valentine Girl" Teresa Arsenault (Tickell Expressions)
Embellishments
     Heart and Arrow Puffies
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Wink of Stella 

Friday, February 19, 2016

A Little Birdie Told Me

This card was made for Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Favorite Paper Pak." and what a difficult decision this was, however, for today's choice "Penelope."  

Story:  My children would ask me who their favorite was...my response "You're my favorite daughter" (I only have one daughter); however, I had two sons so my response would be "You're my favorite youngest son" and "You're my favorite oldest son".  And this carries on for my grandchildren too...luckily we don't have a big family.  When my children would draw pictures they would ask which was my favorite...again my response would be "I don't have a favorite, they are all beautiful drawings."  Still today my adult children try to trick me into a favorite, and they don't get any different response. I love them all, and they are my favorites.  


I couldn't even decide on a particular pattern from "Penelope" Paper Pak so I decided to cut 1/2" strips of each paper, one from each side and also used the zip strips, and adhered them to a 12 x 12 white daisy cardstock.  Cut the background panel 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 from my decorated cardstock, and then die-cut the frames using Pretty Posh stitched and scalloped rectangular stackables.  I made sure that I followed the same pattern for each frame.  Frames were adhered with 3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape.  

This is a closer view of the focal point.  Vellum was used in the center frame to make it softer and appear as you were looking through a window.  The sentiment was stamped on the vellum. Stamped a couple of birdiess on design paper, fussy-cut and adhered to the widow frames. Stamped a couple sets of balloons with ink, fussy-cut and set behind Birdie as he was holding behind his back, and added liquid glass for shine and dimension.

Submitted to the following:  
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Inkspirational Challenges "Pop"
Crafting Desert Diva's "Nature's Wonder" Linky Party
Die Cutting Divas #253 Kid's Theme
The Outlawz Saturday "Paper A La Mode

Shared with Facebook Groups
CTMH Artwork 
Card-Making USA
 
CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper
     Penelope Paper Pak
Cardstock
     Paper Fundamentals - Whimsical "Canary"
     White Daisy
Inks
     Black
Dies
     Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched and Scalloped Rectangular Stackables"
Stamps
     Birds - Pretty Pink Posh "Birdie Notes"
     Sentiments and Balloons - CTMH C1206 "Life is Tweet"
Other
     Liquid Glass
     3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape
   


Just For You

Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #181Join us in this week’s challenge using the colors in photo (Colonial White, Honey, Pear and Cranberry.)  You have until Thursday, February 25, 2016 to create and link up your project. Looking forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge.  

The Color Challenge was combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #147, and the sketch was a bunch of rectangles and squares...how was I going to make this card different than a variety of design papers.  


I started by creating the three flowers in the sketch, and another larger flower for the focal point and placed on card.  Now what...instead of using design papers I chose to use stamps, rub-ons and complements to create many of the rectangular and square sections.  Used the wire fencing stamp directly on the cardstock for the top and bottom square and rectangle sections...used the scalloped complement to break for the next two rectangle sections on the top using the leaves as the divide between the two rectangles...and then used Rub-On Flairs on both sides of the focal point.  Mission accomplished.

The flowers were stamped with honey and cranberry, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  Added a generic sentiment so that the card could be used for a number of occasions.

For the inside of the card I used some more of the rub-ons in the corners and left open for a message and stamping of sentiment.  


  

Submitted to the following:  
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.


Shared with the following Facebook Groups

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper/Cardstock
     Colonial White
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure-Honey"
Stamp Sets 
     Flowers/Leaves - C1599 Pretty Petals Flair 
     Sentiment - S1411 It's the Little Things SOTM
     Wire Fencing - S1509 Paper Garden SOTM
Inks
     Black, Honey, Pear and Cranberry 
Embellishments
     Centers of Small Flowers - My Mind's Eye Jubilee
     Flairs - Stampin'Up Rub-Ons "Dotted Delicates"  
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Believe in Whoooo You Are

 
This is my first project as a Design Team Member for Aud Sentiments Challenge...so a new journey begins. Click on this challenge to see what the other Design Team Members have created and other entrants inspirations.  Challenges run for two weeks...create a project and submit by Thursday, March 3, 2016. Please join us in this Challenge...and don't forget to Add a Sentiment. 

Challenge #149  - Theme:  Cute + A Sentiment
February 18 - March 3, 2016
Click Bugaboo Digi Stamps Image to see the "Cute Owl" Digi Used
 



I've had this wooden frame I purchased to do a wall hanging for a Barbie Doll House, but never used and it's been sitting in my scrap room for quite some time.  I chose Bugaloo's Cute Owl as my image, and since my daughter's scrap room is full of owls, I decided to make a little whimsical wall hanging. 

Lisa's room is turquoise, so I painted the wood frame with turquoise acrylic paint, and used one of the stamps from "Ink Blot Flair" and stamped around the frame with Lagoon and Glacier inks.  The image was colored with a variety of ShinHan alcohol based pens, masked the image, applied water coloring for the background and framed with a stitched square panel to adhere to the wood frame. Several flowers were cut in different sizes, colored, layered and adhered to the image with a small cascade of flowers down on the frame and added a lady bug.  

Stamped a sentiment on turquoise cardstock in black ink, fussy-cut and adhered to frame and added a ladybug on each side.

 
Between The Fold Bi-Weekly Challenge
Do I love Liquid Glass...that I do and you will see it in many of my creations...just adds that bit of dimension and shine.  Liquid Glass is used on the glitter tape center of each flower, ladybugs, owl's nose and feet.



My daughter introduced me to another challenge LESSology, and in your project you have to use a recycled object and include a tassel. Viewing some of the entrants very unique and creative recycled items used I'm not sure this fits into the challenge; but I thought I would try it anyway.

 photo Challenge-55-Pretty-Tassels-design-team-projects_zpsomxtzwyk.jpg  


I think of  all the tassels over the years I have discarded, so my only alternative was to make a tassle. Now I had to come up with a recycled item...my neighbor and I were sharing thoughts of things we throw in the waste can, and there it was right in front of me.  I had emptied a tape roll from my Scotch Tape Glider and had just discarded into my scrap room wastebasket...so I recovered it and used it in my project.  I chose four different colors of twine to match the colors in the flowers and wrapped them through the holes and around, cut a tassle at the bottom, and left two of the strings to insert in the Frame.

Submitted to the following challenges:
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Between The Folds Bi-Weekly Challenge Liquid Glass
LESSology Include a Tassle
Through the Craftroom Door "Bugaboo" Anything Goes
DLArt February Linky "Anything Goes"  


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified: 

Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp Sets 
     Sentiment - D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection
     Ink Blocks on Frame - D1660 Ink Blot Flair 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Flowers  CTMH "Artiste"
     LadyBugs  "Create a Critter"
Image 
     Bugaboo "Cute Owl"
Inks / Pens 
     ShinHan alcohol base Pens 
     Black, Lagoon and Peacock Ink 
     Lagoon Watercoloring
Mixed Media 
     Duncan Acrylic Paint - Light Turquoise 
Embellishments 
     Glitter Tape - Centers of Flowers
     Liquid Glass  
     Wink of Stella 




Love You

This card was made for the Heart 2 Heart a joint challenge to Color Dare, and I wanted  a sketch challenge to combine with them. In the many blogs I visit, it's been noted that MoJo Monday Card Sketch Challenge is popular and frequently used...so this is my first time, and probably not my last, using MoJo's sketch #435.

The Heart 2 Heart themed challenge is “Share the Love” which you can interpret to mean something with hearts and love messages or something with the February Constant Campaign “Share the Love” stamp set or something else that reminds you of a “Share the Love” theme. 

  




The Sketch was CAS...all that was needed to complete my card was to determine what patterns would be used, to include the colors of the Color Dare Challenge, and borrowed my daughter's stamp set "Share the Love" for the Heart 2 Heart challenge which had the image and sentiment. Heart embellishments were die-cut using dark red glitter paper, backed with black cardstock, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D Regular and Thin Foam Tape.  The Arrow was stamped, fussy-cut and glued to heart.

Final step: Add the liquid glass to my card. Double Click on the Image to get a larger picture of the detail of the liquid glass which was placed on the Black Arrow/Heart and on the typewriter...the keys, the space bar and the return handle.


Submitted to the following Challenges:
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Color My Heart - Color Dare as DT
Heart to Heart "Share the Love" 
MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #174 Pink, Red, and Hearts or Anyone or All


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

Stamp Sets:  
     Share the Love Constant Campaign
Design Paper
     La Vie En Rose PaperPak
     Glitter Paper "Dark Red"
Cardstock
     Black and White
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Ruby"
Die Cuts
     Lawn Fawn "Stitched Heart Stackables"
Inks
     Black and Ruby
Other
    Liquid Glass
    3D Foam Tape - Regular and Thin


Friday, February 12, 2016

Special Day - Happy Birthday


The ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #180 is to combine Black, White Daisy and any 1, 2 or 3 of the following reds: Pomegranate, Ruby and/or Cranberry.  

Joint Challenge...We are really excited about the venture we have for you this week! We are partnering with another fabulous Close to My Heart challenge blog, Heart2Heart Challenge . The Heart 2 Heart themed challenge is “Share the Love” which you can interpret to mean something with hearts and love messages or something with the February Constant Campaign “Share the Love” stamp set or something else that reminds you of a “Share the Love” theme.   




Entering both of these challenges by the Color Dare deadline of Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 PM CST, there will be a random prize drawing on Friday, February 19 for those who have entered both challenges. (Please use a direct link to your blog post and link back to both of our blogs). We would love to have you “Share the Love” with both challenge blogs. Please be sure to check out the rules page of H2H here and the Color Dare rules on the right side of this page.You can also share your work with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Community FB page and then copy that URL to paste it into the Linky tool for both of our blogs. 


One of the Donated Random Draw Winner Prizes
  









This card will be submitted to Heart 2 Heart for their first theme in February "...embraces the number 2 (Feburary is the 2nd month of the year!- get it?) Use the number 2 or "TWO" or the inspirations of two in your project!"

My Theme 2 includes: A February 23rd Birthday Card for my Sister, 2 Flowers on the Belly Band and 2 Flowers on the Inside, and card is made of 2 pieces.  



While in Facebook I came across a card by Chana Malkah Harris which was called a Napkin Fold card and I went to YouTube and found an excellent YouTube video by Dawn Griffith.  This tutorial was different from Chana's card but I was happy with the tutorial and saw so many possibilities.  I saw this card being used for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146, somewhat out of the box, but yet bring out some of my creativity.  I chose to make this a square card.  

 

This is showing the card opened, with the belly band sitting to the left of the card.  The tutorial gives all the measurements and how to's, and all you need is your selection of paper, embellishments and your creativity. The flowers were cut from Cricut Design Space, edges rolled, petals layered, glitter circle cut, adhered finished flowers to card, added liquid glass to centers, and added Wink of Stella.  The inside white panel was sprayed with Pearl Glitter Mist to add a fine glimmer.     




This photo is the Belly Band that is wrapped around the card, and when recipient pulls the band off the card will start to open.


Submitted to the following:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Heart2Heart - 2
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     La Vie En Rose
     Dark Red Glitter Paper 
Cardstock
     Daisy White 
     Black 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment" Pomegranate
Stamp Sets 
     Inside Sentiment CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase 
     Front Sentiment D1187 For Every Occasion 
     Frame D1527 Perfect Fit-Frames Flair 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH - Artistry "Flower" 
Inks
     Black
     Pomegranate
Other: 
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     Liquid Glass 
     My Tattered Angels "Glitter Mist Pearl" 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Valentine's


Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #179. Please head over and check out the other Design Team inspirations and join us in this week’s challenge using the colors in photo. You have until Thursday, February 11, 2016 to create and link up your project…looking forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge.  Hint:  Charlotte PaperPak has all these colors and beautiful variety of papers to work with for this challenge.  Have Fun.  

For my Sketch I chose to go with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #145...and since Valentine's Day is just around the corner...hearts would replace the circles.   

Between the Fold Weekly Challenge is also featuring challenges using the Charlotte PaperPak.


 May 2015 AHSC #160

Die Cut several Hearts in the different design papers, layered on middle panel and added zip strips  from PaperPak on each side.  Stamped sentiment on Card, and then fussy-cut some small hearts as embellishments to the bottom of the card and added liquid glass to the smaller hearts.  



Also submitted to:


AudSentiments Challenge
#148 Love Sentiment - Happy Valentine's

Craftin Desert Divas "Linky Party"
Hearts  - February 1, 2016

DL.ART February Linky Party 
Theme:  Hearts

OLLCB OOh La La Creations
#197 Love and Romance

Inkspirational Challenges #101:  Heart/Valentines Love 


The Outlawz Challenge "Festive Fridays" 
February 5, 2011 "Inspire Your Heart & Art"


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

Design Paper
     Charlotte PaperPak
Cardstock
     White Daisy
Dies and Cuts
     Lawn Faun Stitched Heart Stackables
     Fussy-cut Small Hearts on PLM Cards in PaperPak
Other
     Liquid Glass
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape



Monday, February 1, 2016

The Magic of Winter

The Outlawz Challenge - Friday Paper A La Mode "2 medias, including glitter" combined with CAS(E) this Sketch #157.  


The back panel is Dry Embossed and then sprayed with Pearl Mist, the second panel is Dry Embossed, brushed on color, heat embossed with Clear and then sprayed with Pearl Mist.  The sentiment was several cuts from Cricut Design Space, glued together and then sprayed with Pearl Mist.   

Also submitted to:  

"Anything Goes"

Challenge 14 Optional Winter Wonderland FT 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

Cardstock 
     Glacier, White Daisy 
Embossing Folders 
     Darise - Snowflakes with Flair 
     Darise - Snowflakes
Die Cut - Cricut Design Space 
     Sentiment Winter Wonderland Cartridge 
Other 
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "Clear" 
     My Tattered Angels Pearl Spray Mist 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Thin Foam Backing Dollar Store