Friday, March 24, 2017

Top of the Morning to You


Happy Day 1 (Card 2) for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop which continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop...a fun time enjoyed by all.  



This card was amazingly fast to put together.  While going through my scraps I found the image on the other side of a design paper used previously...the image and sentiment were perfect.  The two panels with sentiments were cut and placed together on the floral design sheet previously used.  Can't imagine that I never considered the other side of this paper...but I'm going to the Scrapbook Store to get the same design sheet and use more of the back side like PML cards.  

Now, all it needed was a fine piece of china and had just the die to accomplish that. Carefully choose another part of the design paper to get a floral design and piece it together with another die cut using gypsy cardstock...topped off with a steam die cut from Paper Smooches.  

Another Memory Lane moment...my grandmother's fine china cup collection, which have been turned over to my daughter.  


And guess what, no 3D Foam Tape on this card, just a little layering and I am so pleased with it.  


Also submitted to the following  
The Flower Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches "Greenery" 


Products Used:  
Design paper 
     Graphics 45 - Time to Flourish Collection 
Cardstock 
     Pear, Gypsy and  White Daisy
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #714 - Teacup & Cups 
     Paper Smooches - Stitched Flourishes


Take Life One Cup at a Time



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Must have been sub-consciously, decided to do a border on my card of the stacked teacups; but then when I looked at the Design Team's cards for a challenge after creating my card I came across Alyson Mayo's card with Create with Alyson which are so similar but so different.  

A lot of masking and a lot of coloring and matching with the colors on the plaid...fun card to make.  Masked the border coffee cups and then stamped the background, added a strip of the plaid and around the sentiment stamped same as background.  


Also submitted to the following



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise 
Design Paper 
     Doodlebugs - Easter Express 
Stamp Set 
     S1703 Tea-rrific SOTM
     D1709 Line It Up 
     Verve Stamps - Vs-0223 One Cup  
Inks / Pens 
     Goldrush Ink
     CTMH Water Color Pencils 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


A Gift For You - Color Dare #236

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #236: This week’s colors are Pacifica, Emerald, Black and White Daisy (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... 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, March 31st to enter your project.  Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants. 

Needed to make a 47th birthday card for my son, David...Yikes I remember when I was that age and thought it was young and my kids thought I was old...wonder what they're feeling. These colors appealed to me for a male card. David wants an old typewriter for his home which will be a gift from us, so...pulled out the typewriter stamp.  


The typewriter was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed with black embossing powder to look metallic, fussy-cut and sentiment stamped on the paper in typewriter.  The typewriter was adhered with 3D foam tape at different thickness for dimensional look.  

Selected a die cut birthday balloon set and chose the one with a "D" for David, cut from pattern polka-dot papers, pieced with alternating colors, wrapped green and blue nail tapes around the balloon, backed with 3D foam tape with different thicknesses and hooked to the typewriter carriage returns.  



The inside of the card was stamped with typewriter Keys spelling out Happy Birthday.  

On the left-hand side I made a pocket for money or gift card.  



SMITH CORONA FIND  First went on the internet just to get an idea of the cost of an antique typewriter and they were running from $200-$350...however, didn't want to purchase anything unseen.  Many times my daughter goes to a place called Brass Amardillo Mall to pick up finds which has more than 3500 antique dealers all in one large building.  So off to the Mall we went...we spent four hours there. Within the first half hour we "found our find" ...but continued on our adventure for the next three and a half hours...WOW nothing like going down memory lane.  Saw maybe 12 other typewriters but not as good a shape and more money...Our find was $70 and now to go out and see what's needed to clean it up a little. I was happy, and he'll be happy because I can still put a little money in the pocket of the card and he has a typewriter.  


d collectibles.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Adventure "Pacifica" 
     Authentique "Emerald One" Design Sheet 
Cardstock 
     Pacifical, Black and White Daisy
Stamp Sets 
     CC1060 Share the Love 
     D1220 Typewriter Keys 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps No. 1470 Birthday Balloons 
Ink / Pens
     Black Ink 
Other 
     Ranger "Black" Embossing Powder 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
     FingerNail Decorating Tapes




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hello "New Baby Girl"





Going through some of my stash and came across a card never completed and thought it would be good for the theme at The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "New Baby Girl" , and so much Pink it was meant for a Girl.  Basically I had my panels all completed and just needed to add the background paper (a PLM card) to the card base, and done.  

As additional info...when I did the stork panel, I didn't want to fussy-cut between the legs so I took my ShinHan alcohol-based pens and matched the colors up with the striped panels using the cotton candy and lagoon inks.  And the zip strip was used for the sentiment.  


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Calypso PaperPack Using the Zip Strips and PML Cards
Cardstock
     Lagoon and Cotton Candy
Ink
     Cotton Candy and Lagoon 


Monday, March 20, 2017

Perfect Moment - AHSC #204

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #204. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, March 26th 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. You don't have to wait until the DT posts their inspirations ... show us up on your creativity.   

Immediately looking at the sketch I thought about the many zip strips contained in the CTMH Paper Packs which many times they are forgotten about; but this card would make great use of them.  Chose the Hello Lovely Paper Pack and using one stamp for the floral bouquet.  

Planned out the zip strips and adhered to design paper and even my sentiment was a zip strip. The floral Bouquet was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, colored large rose with a watercoloring pen, traced gold lines on large rose with an embossing pen, heat embossed and then adhered floral bouquet to background.  




Inside of card was also stamped with VersaMark and the heat embossed with gold and tea rose embossing powders.  


  
Also sent to the following Challenges:


The Outlawz - Wednesday Sketch  - A little out-of-the box but nonetheless close to sketch.  


Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge

The Flower Challenge #6 - Anything Goes






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely Design Paper and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     Sorbet and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1670 Hello Lovely 
Ink / Pen
     Sorbet Ink - Used Water Pen to Color flower
     Embossing Pen
Other 
     Ranger - Gold  and Tea Rose Embossing Powder
     VersaMark 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
  

It's Your Day - H2H March Wk 3


Use only card stock and NO patterned paper on your project.

Please join us this week and other challenges in March AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition of the Top 10 "Challenge Darling" ... and if you create for each challenge in the month for perfect attendance you will be recognized as an H2H Addict.  For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations for this month and join us with your projects.  

My choice for this challenge was the Stamp Set "Animal Balloons"...I've had this stamp set a long time and there were so many cards out with these animal balloons at the time that I put it away and while going through my stamps it popped out at me.  This card may look CAS; but it was just as timely as to fussy-cut and layer all the images because I had to cut each balloon anyway for the masking...but I'll have it for the next time. 



Decided to have my background also be my usual layered dimensions, without layers...does that make sense?  Well, to me it meant a lot of masking with the bunch of animal balloon images giving it dimension.  The background was also stamped with masking of the focal point.  If you know my work, generally a lot of layering...however, couldn't go without and ended up layering the sentiment.  

Using the same stamp set for the inside and again masking balloon images.  
    
   

Also submitted to the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge "Blue" 
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS "Birthday" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     None 
Cardstock 
     Sweet Leaf and Daisy White 
Stamps 
     S1602 Balloon Animals SOTM
     D1709 Line It Up
Inks
     Canary, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue and Gypsy 


Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm Lucky To Know You




This card was also shared with 





In my St. Patty's Day stash found a green shamrock background which was cut from Cricut Design Space and adhered it to a close-to Pantone Green card base. The doily was also in my stash, however, added an edging with a embossing pen and heat embossed gold, and added my sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed gold.  


Stamped my Irish guy in Black on three different colored cardstocks, white for the base and then fussy-cut out and pieced the others colors on top of the base. Added some gold and a little sparkle. 

The stamped frog was also from my stash. Both irish guy and frog were adhered with 3D thin Foam Tape. 





On the inside a pot of gold which was also in my stash. I'm glad I save a lot of my left-over pieces from other projects because it really brought this card together. 



Also submitted to the following Challenges:

Products Used:  
Cardstock 
     CTMH Topiary, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Cranberry and White Daisy
Inks / Pens 
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens 
     VersaMark 
     WOW Embossing Pen (JoAnne's)
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear and Gold
Stamp Sets
     Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring" 
     C1638 Sporing Critters
Cricut Design Space 
     Anna's Season Soirees - St. Patrick Day Mat #MA05C2
     Anna's Season Soirees - St. Patrick's Day Doily #MA05B5
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Ranger "Princess Gold" Embossing Powder
    

Friday, March 17, 2017

You're My Cup of Tea - Color Dare #235

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #235: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are from Dreamin' Big Paper Pack - Whisper, Sorbet, Slate, Saffron, Poppy, Juniper, Goldrush, Glacier, White Daisy and Black (Use at least 4 of these colors).  Love all the colors and the  the design papers so not a difficult color challenge if you have the paper pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors or paper packet ... 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, March 23rd to enter your project.  Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants.  


This card was combined using the Cuddlebug Mania Sketch Challenge.  

Oops, went to enter my card for the Cuddlebug Challenge only to find "using greens" and there are no greens in my card...what a bummer.  








Cut the two design paper panels and adhered each to black cardstock.  The tea pot and cups were die cut from black and poppy cardstock, layered and backed with poppy cardstock and pieced some of the negatives to the pot and cup. Sentiment was stamped on design paper and adhered to a circle panel.  


The inside of the card bordered with one of the design papers and stamped another image from Tea-rrific Stamp set and colored. 













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

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday, Optional Twist: 1,2,3 Twist
3 Embellishments

Between the Folds Challenge #42A






CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Dreamin' Big 
Cardstock
     Poppy, Black and White Daisy
Stamp Set 
     S1703 Tea-rrific SOTM
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #714 Teacup & Cups 
Ink 
     Black 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Spring/Easter - AHSC #203


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #203. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, March 19th 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.  

Started to make an easel card for The Outlawz; however, it was taking me so much time on how to do it, I decided to do a shaker card instead.  Love the Doodlebug Easter Express paper pack and it wasn't difficult to bring the two designs together.  Instead of a flower I chose to put this adorable chick in the bottom corner from Paper Smooches.   



When visiting Paper Smooches blog to see if I could post this card, I came across  Virtual Smooches Give-a-way.  Virtual Smooches works in partnership with Paper Smooches and does tutorials for them relative to their products.  It's a great site to get new and old and techniques.  If you are inspired by one of the tutorials you can enter your project at Inspired By Virtual Smooches by Savanah O'Gwynn.   Viewed three shaker card tutorials "Shaker (2)" and "Shaker Card".    



Also submitted to the following Challenges
Thursday "Anything Goes" Twist is Easel card, optional


Products Used:  
Design paper 
     DoodlebugDesign "Easter Expres Paper Pack"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Lemon and white Daisy
Stamp Set
     Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" 
Pens/Inks 
     Black Ink 
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens 
Embellishments 
     Little Things "Sequins"
Other
    Plastic Sheet
    Foam Tape 

Thinking of You - H2H March Wk 2

"Tool Time - Thin Cuts or Embossing Folders"

Please join us this week and other challenges in March AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Challenge Darlings" ... and if you create for each challenge in the month you will earn recognition as an Addict "Perfect Attendance".  For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations for this month and join us with your projects...and don't be afraid to go back to previous March challenges.  


It wasn't difficult for me to choose a thin cut...I only have one.  Stamped, colored using ShinHan alcohol-based pens, layered with Sorbet cardstock.  


Had just purchased another border die and put eyelet stitched border on each side of the design paper and layered on top of the sorbet cardstock.  Selected another floral die and cut two, one in fern and the other in sorbet.   I used the negatives of the sorbet for the flowers, and the full floral sorbet die cut on the inside of the card.



Also sent to the following Challenges
The Flower Challenge #6 "Anything Goes"
Dare to B Artzy "Lots of Layering"   
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS "Flower"   
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely 
Cardstock 
     Sorbet, Fern and Daisy White 
Stamp Set 
     C1647 A Bunch of Love and Thin Cuts
     CC1015 Pair-a-phrase 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps - #1014 Groovy Flowers
     Poppy Stamps - #1779 Eyelet Stitches 
Inks / Pens
     ShinHan and Copic alcohol-based pens
     Blank Inks 


     

Friday, March 10, 2017

Luck O' the Irish - Color Dare #234

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #234: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Pick Your Greens 1,2,3 or more (Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Fern, Willow, Emerald) and White Daisy with Gold as optional.  A color challenge for St. Patty's Day or other.       

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun...you have until March 16th.  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.   


Before I get into the information on my card, I want to share this picture that was included on another DT's (Tracey Pierce, Paper Crafting Princess) blog.  

Chose only two Greens "Fern" and "Sweet Leaf" with Daisy White Card Base and gold glitter tape.  




Don't have any stamps for St. Patrick's Day so off to Cricut Design Space.  Found a nice Shamrock Border Panel which was cut using Fern cardstock and adhered to a White Daisy A2 card base along with a strip of Gold Glitter Tape behind the shamrocks.  Cut a piece of Paper Fundamental "Fern" and placed on the shamrock panel between the shamrock borders.

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The Pot of Gold is also a Cricut cut, a little modified, using cardstock and gold glitter paper and added gold sequins to make it appear as coins.  On the inside put in a corner border of shamrocks I had left over from another project.  






Also sent to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Fern"
     Gold Glitter Paper  
Cardstock 
     Fern, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy
DieCuts from Cricut Design Space 
     St. Patrick's Day - Pot O' Gold #M3E4A9 
     Celebrate with Flourish - Luck #M3AE25
     Anna's Seasonal Soirees - St. Patrick Day Mat #MA05C2
Embelllishments 
     Gold Sequins 
     Gold Glitter Tape 

     

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hoppy St Patrick's Day


This card was made from the 2017 March Calendars (free) in Cricut Design Space, modifying and eliminating the printed calendar and die-cut month and replaced with Text "Hoppy St. Patrick's Day. Froggie was stamped and colored with Copic alcohol-based pens, fussy-cut with The Brother, stamped with sentiment, adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape and adhered googly eyes.  

Close up of Googly Eyes ... crazy. 
Used the same design paper for the inside border of the card.  



Submitted to the following Challenges:

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper  
     Authentique "Emerald One" 
Cardstock
     Topiary and White Daisy 
Inks/Pens
     Ponderosa Pine Ink 
     Cricut Pen - Green 
     Copic Pen  - G94 Grayish Olive
Stamp Set 
     C1638 Spring Critters
     D1708 Sending Smiles - Cricut Bundle
Die Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     2017 Calendar (Free) - March 
Embellishments 
     Gold Sequins 
     Joanne's Googly Eyes 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape