Monday, January 20, 2020

Hey - Double Trouble Challenge #48 with AHSC

Here is my DT Card for Double Trouble Challenge #48 "Say Cheese", something to make you smile with Twisted Sister's Optional Twist "comfort food" and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #352.  

Circle Die was cut in the center of the Cranberry background and then the two spotlight cuts were made from a collage die, a patterned paper was placed in the back of the cranberry panel and then layered to Honey Cardstock and adhered to my card base.  

The Drive Thru cuts (cheeseburger, fries and drink) were cut with different colors of cardstock and pieces layered and finished foods were then adhered to the circle with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Sentiment was cut two times in the cranberry cardstock and adhered to background.  

Please visit Double Trouble and see DT members' inspirations, along with other participants that have entered this challenge.  Join us in this fun challenge. Our theme is "Say Cheese" and this challenge begins Monday, January 20th, and closes on Sunday, February 2nd. For more detail go to Double Trouble Challenge #48.  And don't forget if you used the Atlantic Hearts sketch, enter in their challenge as well.  

Thing 1 "Say Cheese"
Create something that 
Makes You Smile
Thing 3 Optional Twist 
Include "Comfort Food
Thing 2 Use the Sketch & 
Submit to AHSC 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Fundamental Adventure "Honey" 
     Cranberry, Honey, Pear, Colonial White and White Daisy 
     JoAnns Brown Textured Cardstock 
     Mica/Metallic "Jupiter Red"  
     Paper Smooches "Hello Words" 
     MFT "Circle Die" 
     Memory Box #30044 "Distressed Baptisia Collage" 
     Spellfinders "Drive Thru" Hamburger, Fries and Drink 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, January 17, 2020

It's Your Day - Color Dare #377

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #377 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #351.  The color palette for this challenge is CTMH paper pack "Spruced Up" and pretty much used all the colors in this palette except for Gold. Love all the design papers and zip strips in this packet and it was just easy to select the designs papers for each weave. Design strips were weaved and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.     

Curved the stamped sentiment directly on the woodgrain background, fussy-cut the Bird on branch from one of the design papers, adhered bird above the sentiment with 3D thin foam tape and finally used Novo drops on the branch berries and along sentiment. 


Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge and join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks.

Entered in the following Challenges
Heart2Heart "Cutting It Close"  (Fussy-cutting and paper cutter)  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Spruced Up with Zip Strips 
     White Daisy 
Inks / Pens
     Memento "Black" 
     Nuvo Crystal Drops "Autumn Red" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Get Well Soon - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #376

Here is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #376 "Colors from the Inspiration Board" and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #439.  

Also Sent to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Spruced Up 
     Oh Deer 
     Espresso and White Daisy 
     S1908 From Me to You 
     Memento Black 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Gems Opaques Mocha 

Monday, January 6, 2020

You're the Beary Best - Double Trouble Challenge #47 "Hot or Cold"

This card was created for the Double Trouble Challenge #47 "Hot or Cold" embossing to include Twisted Sister's optional twist "Something Warm" and inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #350 changing the sketch to portrait and sharing with Double Trouble's partner Stinkin' Inkers January Challenge "Warm Up".   

My stack of bears/penguins were stamped on white cardstack, masked to create each level, colored with Copic sketch pens, fussy-cut and adhered with thin foam tape for dimension on the embossed background.  The adorable penguin snow fairy was stamped, colored, fussy-cut and adhered above the stack with thin foam tape.  The large paw print was embossed fussy-cut, colored and adhered to the embossed background in the same space as the background.  A small sentiment was directly stamped on background.    

Please join us at Double Trouble for this fun challenge "Hot or Cold".  

Thing 1 Trouble Maker 
"Hot or Cold" 
Dry/Heat Embossing
Thing 3 Twisted Sister 
"Something Warm" 

Thing 2 Double Dare 
Enter at Stinkin'Inkers 
"Warm Up" 

Also sent to the following Challenges
Used a Purchased Stamp at yesterday's Crop, retired, but New to me

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
     White Daisy 
     CTMH C1674 "Got Snow?"  
     Memento "Tuxedo Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B01, B05, C7, E74, RV17, RV52, YG11, YG17, Y08, Y21 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Darice Embossing Folder "Paws" 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Hello World - Color Dare #375 Blue Monochromatic

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #375 "Blue Monochromatic and All Neutrals Free" using the different design papers from CTMH "Into The Wild" paper pack, PML and complements to create a backdrop scene for the adorable hippo.    The hippo was stamped on a linen design paper from the packet, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape for more dimension.  The sentiment was taken from the PML sheet, layered with cardstock and adhered to star background.  

I was really pressed for time to get my card done and this prooved to be a project that took approximately an hour.  

Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge and join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks. 

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas  Thanks Patti J for sharing this information on a Shirley Temple song. It's a very catchy song and if you wish to hear it and bring back some memories just click on the song'll love it.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Double Trouble #46 "Something, Anything, Everything"
   optional Twist "Something New"  
2Crafty Critter Crazies "Critter" 
Simply Create Too No. 156 "Monochromatic" - Chose Blue

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise: 
Design Paper 
     Into the Wild, PML and Stickers 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
     C1784 Hippo-partymus 
     Mememto "London Fog" Ink 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Welcome Baby - Double Trouble Challenge #45 Something, Anything, Everything

This is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #45 "Something, Anything, Everything" using the Twisted Sister's optional twist of "Something New". I decided to go with a new 5 x 7 Box Die, a Christmas gift from my daughter, and included the second optional twist of "New Baby".

This is a 5 x 7 box card which has an array of several items hidden; but when pulled open it creates a dimensional box full of baby items. Started out using die cuts from Cricut since I didn't have any stamps or dies of baby items.

Since we were doing a family weekend at my son and son-in-law's cabin I was restricted for time on my Cricut and asked my daughter if she had any stamps and/or dies on baby items that could be borrowed. She did...and can you believe it, this adorable set had not been used yet, and no longer available because they have gone out of business. So my Cuttabug made our trip to the Cabin, along with a few items to finish my card.

The morning before breakfast, started to cut some of the cute dies; but my son had other plans for me...curtains. Sooo, my project will have to wait until we get back home.

Still another delay because we decided, upon return home, to pick up our new adopted kitty (Cleo); however, she was an adorable distraction throughout the rest of the day so wasn't able to finish my project until 11:30 Sunday evening, and just completed my post this morning.

Here are additional photos that open up to the pop of all the baby items used for the box.  Let me know what you see. 


Please join us at Double Trouble for this fun challenge "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" 

THING 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "It's time again to grab your bone folder and other stuff, and create something new. We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet! It's time to use the 'stuff' you have in your stash (new and/or old)."

You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below to earn additional chances at our random draw.   

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Out with the old! In with the NEW!  Use a new crafting item you either found under the tree, in your stocking or a fairly new item you purchased but have not used, and don't forget to let us know what it was you used; 
OR create a project about something new - New Year, new baby, etc.  

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include either of these twists in your project.

THING 2: Double Trouble 
dares you to multiply the fun and link up your project with any of our previous partner(s) listed below for extra chances to our Random Draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.

This means: each time you link to a previous partner with the same card, you gain an additional chance for each partner challenge you entered. Please make sure you identify them in your blog along with our Double Trouble link.

My Share with Previous Partnering Challenges:  Sharing with a previous partner was a real challenge due to the holiday and the only previous partnering challenge was 2CraftyCritterCrazies; but they had closed before our challenge went live. I will try at the The Crafter's Café even though there were no noticeable C's in the project I did have "I spy with a little eye something starting with C" (Cheek on elephant, Circles on Balloon and maybe the "c" in Welcome).  Let me know if you C more than I C with your little eye.      

All CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Georgie (the scalloped paper used for look of a baby blankie)  
     D1726 Sweet Baby (New, but never used) 
     Stamps of Life "5 x 7 Box Card" (Christmas Gift from Daughter) 
     D1726 Sweet Baby - Thin Cuts (Elephant & Balloons) 
     Craftin Desert Divas "Tiny Treasures" (Unfortunately out of business)
     Peachy Cheap "Wecome Sentiment" 
     Judy's Cutting Dies "Scalloped Sentiment Banner" for baby blankie
Cricut Cuts - Design Space 
     Stork's Delivery "Baby Blocks" 
     Doodlecharms "Bottle" 
Pens / Inks 
     Momento "Black" 
     Copic Pens - Used on shadowing elephant 
          C0, C00, C3 and R81 
     Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Holly Jolly - Elf Christmas Cards

These cards were made from the CTMH Christmas Cardmaking Workshop which included 16 card bases and envelopes, instructions for the cuts made for the layouts using the Holly Jolly designs papers and stamp set which were also included. Some of the layouts were modified but all the cuts were used as in the manual and with additional cuts was able to make 20 cards.

Several gift and signs were stamped on white cardstock, cut using the Brother Scan & Cut and colored with Copics. Used the thin cut for the Eft and then stamped, colored, adhered with think foam tape to the background created and then layered the signs or gifts with thin foam tape for additional dimension.

My first Elf card was made for the Coffee Lover's Fall and Winter Blog Hop back in November (Click HERE); but just this past week completed the other 20 for my Christmas mailings. I started addressing and mailing them before taking photos so these are just the last few cards made from this bundle. This was a fun project. 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Holly Jolly
     Candy Apple and White Daisy
Stamp and Thin Cuts
     Like Nobody Elf
Inks/Pens Momento Black Ink 

     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush pens
        C0, C00, E50, E51, E53, E31, E35, G05, G12,
        R24, R27, R29
     3D Thin Foam Tape


Friday, December 20, 2019

Let It Snow & Warm Winter Wishes

Here are more of the Arizona Sunshine "Warm Winter Wishes" but in portrait and in a variety of colors. 

Snowman and cactus were stamped in Black, cut with my Brother Scan and Cut, and colored with Copic Sketch Brush Pens in a variety of colors. Changing to portrait, stamped a sentiment across the bottom of my card base, added a design paper frame and adhered the snowman, cactus and a die-cut sun with 3D thin and regular foam tape. Easy and fast layout; but the coloring was very time consuming. Made eight more of these cards but put in mail before a photo was taken.   

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Cut-It-Up "Anything Goes Christmas" 
Heart2Heart "Anything Goes - Holiday Edition" 
Winter Wonderland "Anything Christmas" 

Products Used

Design Papers 
     CTMH Beautiful Friendship 
     CTMH Mix-Ins 

     CTMH White Daisy and Bluebird

     Whimsy #DP1028 "Frosty Hugs" 
     Scraps of Love (Local Scrapbook Store) "Cactus Doodle
     Whimsy WSD365 "Up in the Clouds" 
     Reasonable Dies #LF6565 "Lacy Rectangles"
Pens / Inks 
     CTMH Sapphire Ink
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        B00, B000, B0000,B23, B24, B26, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10 
        E31, E33, E35, 
        Green:  G16, G17, YG61
        Red: R11, R14, R27, R29, 
        Purple:  V11, V22, V25
        Blue: B23, B24, B26 
        Turqoise:  BG15, BG32, BG34 
     CTMH 3D Foam Tape - Regular and Thin