Monday, December 10, 2018

Shaker Card - H2H - Dec Week 2

This is my Design Team Card for Heart2Heart "Shaker Card" and the stamp set was very flexible in making any scene you wanted. However, I chose to use the frame with the large tree, birds, bunny, small fir trees, hill and sprigs and there were many more elements that I didn't use. The scenery was colored using Chameleon pencils in a variety of colors.  There was a snow globe embossing folder that came with the stamp set which was embossed on  design paper and destroyed while cutting.  Thus went to my stash and used this snowflake swirls embossing folder, used sandpaper to distress and placed a stitched die in the middle of the embossed  panel to cut out the window. It wasn't as pretty as the snow globe, but I was happy with it.  



Hop on by this week's Heart2Heart theme to see inspirations from Design Team members. Heart2Heart invites you to showcase your favorite project...you have until the end of the month to create and submit. Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Heart2Heart Blog.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Papercraft Inspirations Magazine #134 Dec 2018 
Dies 
     My Favorite Things "Jumbo Peek-a-boo Circle Window" 
Pens/Pencils 
     Chameleon Color Pencils - Variety of Colors
Embellishments 
     Pretty Pink Posh Sequins  
Other 
     Darice Embossing Folder 
     3D Regular Foam Tape 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Color Dare #322 "Bright and Bold"

Here is my DT project, a Christmas Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #322 "Bold and Bright and my card for the last day of the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I know I was using a sketch from somewhere but I made this card quite some ago and hadn't recorded it on my blog page.  Used a lot of stitched dies and the cups were die cut in cardstock and the design paper and pieced.  Will use as a Christmas card, or friendship/birthday card.  



DABold and Bright 
COLOR MY HEART COLOR DARE:  For those of you who are looking for open Challenges in December and you need to make a card for a special occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you and/or holiday card (if you still need one) etc … this is the Challenge for you!

You decide whether your project and will fit into one of these two color challenges: "Bold and Bright" or "Soft and Pastel" … these challenges will be open until December 30th. So have some fun with our "Anything Goes" theme.
You are unlimited to the number of projects you enter for both the "Bold and Bright" and "Soft and Pastel" challenges ... the more you enter the more chances to the random draws.

RANDOM DRAW PRIZES: Several random draw prizes will be awarded Jan 5th for all those that link up projects in December. Check back with us at that time to see if you are a winner.

DOUBLE TROUBLE SNEAK PEEK ALERT: December 17th - December 30th - We will be partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #17 and if you link your project to their challenge and ours - you will be eligible for additional chances to the random draw prizes at Double Trouble and Color Dare. Double Trouble has a 3,2,1 Christmas Recipe, so make sure you come back on the 17th and Click HERE for the ingredients. 


2018 FALL/WINTER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP:  Last day for the 2018 Fall/Winter Blog Hop. Thank you again, Amy, for a fun and inspiring time.  I enjoyed creating all my inspirations from your Design Team Members and the challenges it uncovered as I was working with each DT members' card.  Amy, you and your whole team are awesome, no favorites here.   


and only one last day to grab my Blog Candy over at the Double Trouble Challenge. Make sure to qualify for the random-draw you have completed the following at:

Double Trouble Challenge #16
Using some kind of Embossing-Dry/Heat/Paste
and Post Comment: "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Tis The Season 
Cardstock 
     Poppy and Fern
Dies 
     Frame - Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Rectangles" 
     Oval Panels - Tuti Designs "Scalloped Nesting Ovals" 
     Cups - Reasonable Dies "Stacked Cups" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dana Warren - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Inspiration


MY INSPIRATION:  For the past few years I have been a big fan and entrant of the Coffee Lovers Seasonal Blog Hops.  There is so much inspiration within this Blog Hop that I decided to pay tribute to the Design Team.  I have selected one post from the 2017 Fall and/or Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for each Design Team member.  Each has provided me inspiration for creating my card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Blog Hop. 

Amy Tsuruta, Founder and Hostess, demonstrated innovation when she developed the Coffee Blog Hop.  Her vision has created a firestorm of coffee-inspired challenges and merchandise across the globe.  Her dedication and hard work in keeping the challenge alive and fun for all of us fanatics in paper crafting and coffee addicts does not go unappreciated.  Thank you, Amy! 


BLOG CANDY:  In the past I won a coffee mat as Blog Candy and I love it.  I searched online to find that coffee mat and much to my surprise there it was along with others.  I have several new mats that you can win by random draw along with a Spellbinders die. All you have to do is link a coffee card to the Double Trouble Challenge, make a comment, and meet the guidelines for Challenge #16, click on below for more detail.  


(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Winter/Holiday with some kind of Embossing technique "Dry/Heat/Paste" and  
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Check out Double Trouble's Challenge, Click on Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song and it will pull you right into the mood of creating coffee projects and don't stop it at the coffee song...listen on.   





2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 7 - Card 1: My inspiration today is Dana Warren's project from the 2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Dana you don't know how much I waivered between your cards but finally made the decision to do water coloring.  Why? Because water coloring is not in my comfort zone so I chose this one because it also had layering. In my stash I found 1 piece of watercoloring cardstock and threw out two of the cuts before I got what somewhat represented your background. This must have been something my daughter gave me to encourage watercoloring.    

Well, much to my surprise when I read how you created this card "smooching" what the heck is that. You Tube helped me out, but I don't have any refills and I wasn't going to back out.  So I improvised by patting couple of green ink pads randomly on wax paper, sprayed with glitter mist and did my smooching...I liked that result. Stamped the wreath in one color before the card dried to give it the water color affect, and then used a darker green randomly on the stamp and stamped over the watercolored one.  My next dilemma was I didn't have a poinsettia stamp so used a die.  Didn't have a Snowman or stocking so decided to go with a take out cup.  There were a lot of "I didn't have" but decided to go with what I had and no more improvising.  So this is it...I was pleased and hope you are too with all my initial improvising.    


Thank you, Dana, for quite an experience and challenge.  I guess I knew this was going to be a challenge and why your card was my last inspirational challenge of the Design Team.  
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - W Plus 9 Designs
Dana Warren 



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:   
Cardstock 
     Watercoloring Cardstock 
     Sweet Leaf and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Sweet Leaf, Pear, Fern and Ruby 
Stamps 
     A1193 Wreath Essentials 
     Verve "Bright Spirits" 
Dies
     Spellbinders "Hipster 1 Coffee Cup" 
     Memory Box "Poinsettia Band" 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

     






Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Laurel Seabrook - Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Inspiration



MY INSPIRATION:  For the past few years I have been a big fan and entrant of the Coffee Lovers Seasonal Blog Hops.  There is so much inspiration within this Blog Hop that I decided to pay tribute to the Design Team.  I have selected one post from the 2017 Fall and/or Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for each Design Team member.  Each has provided me inspiration for creating my card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Blog Hop. 

Amy Tsuruta, Founder and Hostess, demonstrated innovation when she developed the Coffee Blog Hop.  Her vision has created a firestorm of coffee-inspired challenges and merchandise across the globe.  Her dedication and hard work in keeping the challenge alive and fun for all of us fanatics in paper crafting and coffee addicts does not go unappreciated.  Thank you, Amy! 

BLOG CANDY:  In the past I won a coffee mat as Blog Candy and I love it.  I searched online to find that coffee mat and much to my surprise there it was along with others.  I have several new mats that you can win by random draw along with a Spellbinders die. All you have to do is link a coffee card to the Double Trouble Challenge, make a comment, and meet the guidelines for Challenge #16, click on below for more detail.  


(Starts Dec 3 - Dec 7) Winter/Holiday with some kind of Embossing technique "Dry/Heat/Paste" and  
Comment:  "What's your favorite hot/cold drink?"  

Check out Double Trouble's Challenge, Click on Frank Sinatra's The Coffee Song and it will pull you right into the mood of creating coffee projects and don't stop it at the coffee song...listen on.   





2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 6 - Card 2: My inspiration today is Laurel Seabrook's project from the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  When I saw this card it inspired me to pull out this CTMH "Jack" paperpack and this was not one of my favorite paper packs. Well, Laurel you inspired me to work with a packet because of the combination of papers you used and it was quite inviting to take up this challenge. 

I pretty much kept with your design but chose different papers from the packet and left off the bow (three of my other inspirations had bows, I'm bowed out) and added a few marshmallows.  The cup was cut in white cardstock and another from the PML card in the packet, pieced the plaid and colored with cocoa.  Loved the sentiment, so came up with the closest I could come for the same meaning.  It worked out, and I'm proud of my card with paper that wasn't my favorite.  




Laurel Seabrook