Monday, May 22, 2017

Thinking of You - AHSC #213

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #213. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, May 28th to enter your project.

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. 

Wow, this seems like an easy sketch...but many things went through my mind...why not gears/sprockets for a masculine card.  



On the Cuttlebug cut two of the large sprockets on the bottom corner of an A2 size of cardstock.  Placed the balance of the sprockets randomly on the same A2 cardstock and using the foam plate ran through the Cuttlebug for embossing the sprockets, repeated a couple of the sprockets to fill in background.  Swiped goldrush and chocolate inks across the full card. Cut one more small sprocket for the sprockets in the bottom corner.  

The two corner sprockets were adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape, and the largest sprocket and the background glued directly to black cardstock.   Went to Cricut to see what they had for sentiments and found a freebie of Thinking of You with sprockets around it...exactly what I wanted.  


For the Inside of the card, my first couple experiments for the corner sprocket was just one of the larger ones so swiped these with inks and used on the inside of my card...they looked so much nicer on the card then in my wastebasket.  










Also shared with the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"  
Crafting By Designs - May "Anything Goes Challenge"
AAA Cards CAS Game #90 "Embossing"
Let's Craft and Create "Make your own Background"
Always Fun Challenges "Anything Goes" 









CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Goldrush, White Daisy, Black and Colonial White 
Dies
     Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets" #55-048
Die Cut - Cricut Design Space 
     Paper Lace 2 "Thinking of You" #M42347
Inks 
     Goldrush and Chocolate 
Other 
     3D Foam Tape  



Hello - H2H May - Wk 4 "Ribbon"

H2H May - 4th Week "Ribbon" 
Hostess:  Sue Bruch

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!  This week Team Ruby is inviting you to create something awesome with ribbon.  Ribbon can be one of the best options for adding color and texture to your design.   No ribbon...no problem...how about using a ribbon stamp to accent your card or layout?  So many possibilities!  


Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in May... 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 May, 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.  



Looked on YouTube for an idea how to use ribbons and I came across Diane's tutorial "Christmas Cards Using Ribbon Scraps" and used a similar layout and selected a couple ribbons that went with Live Beautifully Design Paper.  

Under the smaller panel, looped the ribbon and taped on the bottom half of the panel, added the same ribbon across the top, added some gold a'peel stickers to the ribbon and adhered finished panel with 3D thin Foam tape to my background paper.  In my stash had a couple of floral bouquets previously cut and adhered with 3D foam tape. 

Die-cut the butterfly, one in design paper and the other in sea glass cardstock, adhered the bottom layer to card, curved the wings on the other and adhered loosely to the top of the other butterfly.  Die-cut the sentiment, layered and adhered directly to panel.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Live Beautifully 
     Paper Fundamentals - Enchantment "New England Ivy"
Cardstock 
     Sea Glass and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Memory Box "Lunette Butterfly"
     My Momenta "Words" 
Embellishments / Other 
     Ribbon - Bought on Internet "Unknown"
     Stampendous "Class A'peel Gold Dot Stickers 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

     

     

     

Friday, May 19, 2017

Magical You - Color Dare #244

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #244: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Glacier, Canary, Juniper, Thistle, White Daisy and Black - Optional: Silver.  Some of these colors are used in the CTMH Little Dreamer Paper Pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors.  Join the fun. 

Reminder:  Click on side bars for SNEAK PEEKS for future May color challenges so you can plan ahead...and full month of May "Live Beautifully" Challenge at Color Dare.  Also, join the Buddy Program, and help your Buddy enter a project as well.  

  

Above is the original for the Color Challenge; but I needed the Unicorns for more magic for a birthday card to my Grand-Daughter which had colors outside of the challenge.  Below is the finished card for her birthday.   




Chose one of the PML Cards from Little Dreamer PaperPack and die cut a stitched circle around the Sentiment and layered with black cardstock and fussy-cut. Because I used the Design Paper with the rainbow and clouds...thought it would be a good mix to use my rainbow die with canary and glacier and the die cut (2) clouds from Cricut, layered all on black cardstock and fussy-cut.  

Each of the different panels were adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape, and used Zig's Clear Wink of Stella on the clouds and sentiment.  Die cut some tiny hearts from silver glitter sheet to the upper corner and one on each of the clouds.  Use some of the rainbow strips that were left over and added a zip strip to the edge of the inside of the card. Added a pocket for birthday money gift.




Also sent to the following Challenges
Three Amigos "Little Dreamer" Inspiration
Between the Folds #46B "Little Dreamer" 
Happy Little Scrappers "Anything Goes With Dies"  
Seize The Birthday "Creatures or Animals" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Little Dreamer 
     Silver Glitter Paper 
Cardstock 
     Glacier, Canary, White Daisy and Black 
Dies
     Journey - Stitched Circles
     Paper Smoochies - Rainbow 
     Paper Smoochies - Little Hearts 
Cricut Design Space 
     Cricut Summer Bliss Seasonal #M370A7 "Clouds" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tags - Kittens and Puppies

Fantabuoous Cricut Challenge #301 "Animals"  

Val, my daughter-in-law, Teacher Aide for a Kindergarten Class, asked if I would make some gift tags to be attached to a gift bag for her students.  So I went to Cricut Design Space and found these cuties.  I made the tags and Val put the gift bags together.  



For the Girls "Kitty" - Colored Ears and Outlined Lines in Black



For the Boys - Outlined Lines in Black





Products Used
Cardstock 
     CTMH Cashmere, Champayne and Black 
Inks 
     ShinHan alcohol-base pens (Pink and Black) 
Die Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Cricut - Sweethearts "Kitty" #M42A1F 
     Cricut - Sweethearts "Puppy" #M414FE 



Monday, May 15, 2017

Take Life One Cup At A Time - H2H May - Wk 3

Team Emerald - Lauren
May Week #3 - "Everyday Life"

Maybe you've got a favorite from the CTMH Everyday Life Collection, or maybe you just want to immortalize life's little everyday moments.  Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in May... 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 May, 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. 





Being an Arizonian, I thought what better than to show my life starting off with a cup of coffee while sitting in our backyard patio looking at all the cacti ... and believe me we have a lot to look at because my husband loves playing around with the landscaping.  Loving the design papers in this pack but chose to use a couple of the Picture My Life cards for the two stitched panels and then one of the design papers for the background.  This has started my day off, and now off to other business.  





CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper 
     Prickly Pear 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy
Stamps 
     Fiskars "Latte Love" 
     Verve "Delightful & Delicious" 
     Verve "One Cup"   
Die 
     Kaisercraft DIY Cuts "Cup and Saucer) 
     Postage Stamp Layers Die - Limited - Purchased at Scraps of Love
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


  


Transparencies/Rub-On's - AHSC #212

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #212. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, May 21st to enter your project.

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. 

While sorting through some of my CTMH complements I came across a very old Stampin' Up assortment of transparencies/rub-on's and the images were perfect for this sketch.  So, it created a very pretty card (any occasion) and used up some of my old stash.  

The flowers are also rub-ons which I cut and adhered with 3D Foam Tape for dimension. This card was fast and fun to work with different images to bring the sketch together.  



On the inside...more rub-on's at the bottom corner.  



Also submitted to the following Challenges
Crafting By Designs - May "Anything Goes Challenge" 


Products Used
Embellishment 
     Stampin' Up Rub-Ons (In My Stash) 
Cardstock
     CTMH Goldrush and White Daisy 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, May 12, 2017

You Mean So Much To Me - Color Dare #243

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #243: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Blossom, Raspberry, Lagoon, White Daisy and Black - Optional: Silver.  Some of these colors are used in the CTMH Little Dreamer Paper Pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors.  Join the fun. 

Reminder:  Click on side bars for SNEAK PEEKS for future May color challenges so you can plan ahead...and full month of May "Live Beautifully" Challenge at Color Dare.  Also, join the Buddy Program, and help them to enter a project as well.  

The Outlawz - Sunday "Clean and Simple"  was a limited supplies challenge - stamp your own background (either with a large background stamp or lots of smaller stamps), use a sentiment and one embellishment ... so that's what I did using the Color Dare's palette.  



Had seen a tutorial a couple weeks ago on a technique using an overlay and stamping How to do the Double Masking Stamping Technique" by Sandi Maclver.  The tutorial was coloring, but I chose to use solid stamps for the coloring.  

Made my first mask using variable size circle dies from Journey, placed dies on white cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  Placed this mask over another piece of white cardstock and started randomly stamping with the ink colors in the Color Dare palette and masked where needed.  

Next time I do this technique I will probably make the first mask out of tablet paper, as I do with other masking images so the impressions come out closer to the mask ... I had a little bit of touch-up to do on a couple of the  flowers.  I love the affect of the imaginary circles around the florals.  

Stamped in the sentiment, and use a silver heart embellishment next to the sentiment.  

Clean & Simple isn't always simple, but it sure makes a pretty card...and the only layering is my black border.  

Also Submitted to the the following Challenges:  
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #2 (Inspiration "Little Dreamers" Using Color Palette)
Between the Folds 46A - "Little Dreamers" Using the Color Palette


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Personalized Double Masking Stamping Technique
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamps
     Flowers - B1473 Flowers for Mom 
     Sentiment - S1601 Beloved Bouquet SOTM
     Leaves and Dots - S1411 It's the Little Things SOTM
Inks 
     Blossom, Raspberry, Lagoon, and Black 
Embellishment 
     Stuck on You Puffies - Silver Heart 





  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sorry - AHSC #211

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #211. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, May 14th to enter your project.

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.  





Gee, my card almost looks like the sketch ... can't get that much closer to interpreting the sketch ... even went with black and white.

Also sent to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Live Beautifully 
Cricut Design Space 
     Edge to Edge - Circle Doily Pattern Overlay
        #M3CB4B Modified 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps - Groovy Flowers #1015
     Pretty Pink Posh - Twine and Bows 
     Craftin Desert Diva's Wishful Thoughts - Sorry 
Embellishments 
     Black & White Dots 


Circle Doily Pattern Overlay
#M3CB4B

Edge to Edge

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mom - H2H May - Week 2

Team Ruby - Jenifer B
May Week #2 - "Coming Up Roses"

Or Daisies, Honeysuckles or even wild bouquet.  Spring brings a wide variety of flowers.  Any Flower you Love! Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in May... 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 April, 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. 



This was also combined with the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #300 "Mother's Day". Stop by for their #300 BlogHop and maybe you will be one of the lucky ones awarded a prize.  

This card will also be shared with ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Live Beautifully" which is a challenge for the month of May, and at the end of the month you may be eligible for a random draw for a pack of CTMH "Glitter Pack" of your choice.  

This was a free Mother's Day file "Mom Heart Rose Card" from Mother's Day Cards 11.  I chose four of the colors from the "Live Beautifully" paper pack (Pixie, Juniper, Sea Glass and Lemon) and used white daisy and black as my neutrals.  The only modification I did on this was to cut an extra Mom to insert to bring in the yellow. There are a lot of free Mother's Day cards offered through Cricut now...join in the fun and you too may be able to combine your project in these three challenges.  

Also submitted to the following challenges
Biten By The Bug 2 - Happy Mother's Day


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Life Beautifully (Black and White dotted Paper) 
Cardstock 
     Pixie, Juniper, Sea Glass, Lemon and White Daisy 
Die Cut from Cricut 
     Mother's Day Cards 11 #M3CC96 (Free) "Mom Heart Rose Card"



Friday, May 5, 2017

Friendship Makes Life Colorful - Color Dare #242

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #242: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Willow, Desert Sand and White Daisy - Optional: Gold.  Some of these colors are used in the CTMH Little Dreamer Paper Pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors.  Join the fun. 

NEW this week, SNEAK PEEK for future May color challenges so you can plan ahead.  And full month of May "Live Beautifully" Challenge, HERE.



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, May 11th to enter your project. Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants.



When I saw this die for sale I had to have it...why?  I have no idea...it wasn't what I thought it would be...wanted the border with the cut on one side only.  Cut one for a border cut then decided to use a combination of papers from Paper Fundamentals and the blossom design paper from "Little Dreamer" and cut a number of button strips.  

Again my nightmare for some reason...desert sand.  Initially placed these button strips straight up and down on desert sand...adhered...didn't like it.  Put the strips across the card, adhered and diagonally...didn't like it.  Cut a white panel and adhered buttons up and down...didn't like it. Nothing seemed to work.  Last experiment was to put the button strips on the diagonal.  But where is my Desert Sand...in my back yard (for those that don't know I live in Arizona).    

Die cut a scalloped circle in white daisy, stamped sentiment in Willow and then distressed the edges with all the colors, backed with a peek of the desert sand.  Also there is a peek of desert sand behind the white panel of buttons.  If I thought the button strips would one more time be torn off and adhered I might have added a shadow of desert behind each strip...but didn't want to take the chance, and had spent enough time on my project.  


However, previous to the end result of my card above I had spent a lot of time on masking the CTMH retired Stamp set "Buttoned Together"; but it didn't look right with the desert sand background, nor was I happy with it against the white background.  

I even cut it to see if I could use on the inside of the card and it was a no; but you know what you may see this in another card piecing it back together and against the sand...check back. This alone looked good against the desert sand. 




CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Little Dreamer - Design Paper in Blossom
     Paper Fundamentals - Willow, Tangerine and Lemon
Cardstock 
     Desert Sand and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1361 Buttoned Together 
Dies 
     PoppyStamps - Contour Button Border No. 1222     
Inks / Pens
     Inks - Willow, Tangerine, Lemon and Blossom 

















Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sparkle Shine "Little Dreamer"



This card was made for Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #2 as a Guest Designer, using the "Little Dreamer" Paper Pack as an Inspiration Photo.

I'm inspired with just the paper pack in itself so my decision to have this as my inspiration was easy.  

When I pulled the PML Card and the background paper out of the "Little Dreamer" packet I knew immediately what stamp set I would use.  And the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge #495 was also just what was needed to display the stamps.  

For my card at Paper Sweeties last month I won a $25 gift certificate, and this is one of the stamp sets I selected "You Add Color To My Life".  I am submitting this card to Paper Sweeties for a thank you for this stamp set...the photo inspiration is all about flowers but I wanted it all about color.  


The Panel with the paint spills were stamped with variety of colors on white daisy cardstock and then cut to size.  Used the other messy paint strip as one of the other panels and the color palette as the other. The color palette was stamped and then used my inks and water brush for the paint spots. The PML card was just perfect for the main panel as a sentiment. 


The inside of the card stamped the paint drip and paint splatter in thistle.



Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Paper Sweeties - May 2017 Challenge  
Between the Folds #45B "Picture My Life (PML) 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Little Dreamer 
Cardstock 
     Lemon and White Daisy  
Stamp Set 
     Paper Sweeties "You Add Color to My Life" 
Inks / Pens 
     Shin-Han and Copic alcohol-based pens
     Lemon, Tangerine, Lagoon, Glacier, Thistle Inks
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


     






Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Mother's Day - AHSC #210

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #210. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, May 7th to enter your project.

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 created for Fantabulous and the CTMH Scrapbooking Month Special Paper Pack "Live Beautifully" shouts out Mother's Day. Didn't have a Mother's Day sentiment so I thought Cricut Design Space would have the perfect one I needed and it did. This die cut was actually a card but I resized it and instead of printing/writing changed it to cut.  Wasn't sure how it was going to cut so experimented on white cardstock before using my glitter paper, so that white will go into my stash for another Mother's Day Card.   The sentiment was layered with gold foiled design paper and Bitty Sparkles were added.   



The thistle background design paper was framed with the black polka-dot in packet.  For the banner...cut a strip but instead of a banner cut at the end, decided to cut around one of the larger flowers, adhered it on a black polka-dot layer and then raised the large rose with 3D thin foam tape. The Sentiment frame was adhered to card.  It took me longer to think of what I was going to do with this sketch, then it did to put the card together.  


Also sent to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Papers 
     Live Beautifully 
     Thistle Glitter Paper
Cardstock 
     Daisy White 
Cricut Design Space Die Cuts
     Mother's Day Cards 06 - Happy Mothers Day #M46D15 (Free) 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties - May Inspiration

I was invited to be Guest Design for Paper Sweeties May Inspirational Challenge #55.  


Flowers, buttons, jars, books and watercoloring was my inspiration from this photo. I chose to go with flowers because this weekend had just purchased some background watercoloring design paper and thought that would be a nice blending for the flowers and hearts.  Also purchased a single sheet for the next Coffee Lovers BlogHop with "Tealightfuls" , 2" square sentiments, but the other side was perfect for my background paper.  


Did a lot of stamping and cutting and then put it altogether on the background paper curling edges and then adhering with 3D Thin Foam tape.  Added a few sequins and tried a raised sentiment but didn't like it so decided to stamp the sentiment right on the background...so out came my Misti for accuracy, placing and stamping until the sentiment was bold enough. Love my Misti.  

Photos below show the inside of the card with the same flowers, and the other photo is a close-up of the bouquet of flowers to show the dimension and curling of edges.  

 


Products Used
Design Papers 
     Flowers - Lawn Fawn "Watercolor Wishes" 
     Background - Pebbles "Tealightful"
     Leaves - American Crafts "Spring Hello"
     Frame Around Background - CTMH Paper Fundamentals
Cardstock 
     CTMH Colonial White and Thistle
Die Cuts 
     Pretty Cuts for the Posies 
     Heart Doily PS - With Love
Stamp Sets 
     PS - Pretty Posies Stamp Set & Sweet Cuts 
     CTMH D1708 Sending Smiles (Cricket Bundle)
Embellishments 
     Pretty Pink Posh - Sequins "Spring Flowers"
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape