Friday, November 17, 2017

Cheers Snowman - Color Dare #270

My DT celebration card was created using the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #270 combined with Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch #348 "Plain to Fancy".  Still trying to get ahead with my Christmas Cards, so chose a cute die from Paper Smooches. My sentiments are generic and could be used for a Winter Birthday Card. Many cuts of the snowman were required for the different colors for piecing them together and layering.  





We are challenging you to Use (All and Only) CTMH Colors: Expresso, Heather, Mink, Cranberry, White Daisy and Optional Gold. If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. The color challenge runs for two weekis and closes Thursday, November 30th.  Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by the Design Team members and other entrants in the color and sketch challenges.  



Also sent to the following Challenges





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Basic" (Neutrals)
     Gold Glitter Sheet  
Cardstock 
     White Daisy, Heather, Expresso, Mink and Cranberry 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Snowman 2"
Stamp 
     D1244 "Snow Friends"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Monday, November 13, 2017

Count Your Blessings - H2H Nov Wk#2

The 2nd Week's theme for November at Heart2Heart this week is "Count Your Blessings". using the Try Stampin' - Or Not - on Tuesdays Sketch Challenge #347 

Background design papers made using CTMH "Falling For You" and one of the Complements used for a sentiment printing the text from Cricut Design Space.  A couple of the Complements and zip strips were used on the front and inside of card.  Fussy-cut the flowers from the floral design paper and adhered on the corner of the sentiment panel with 3D foam tape for dimension.  





Team A (Hostess: Kelly) "Count Your Blessings" ... You have until the end of the month to create any of the November Challenges 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 November you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance.


For additional inspiration on these Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity. 


Close-Up Photos to show the layering (dimensional) of the floral arrangement on the corner of the sentiment and the inside of the card.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges
The Outlawz - Tuesday Color Challenge "Fall Colors" 
The Outlawz - Saturday Paper Ala Mode "Thanksgiving Card"

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Falling For You, Complements and Zip Strips
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Fern 
Cricut Design Space 
     Text for Sentiment using Black Thin Cricut Pen 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Merry Christmas - AHSC #238

Background design paper from "Beary Christmas" was used for this Christmas Card.  Cut one of my favorite oval dies and then decided to go around the stitching with multiple colored snowflakes to make a wreath.  Didn't do any masking but was careful with stamping around the other snowflakes. Last crop was introduced to Delicata Pigment Inks and then purchased several colors which I just received.  They are vibrant, shimmery and they dry fast...no drying time was needed between stamping the different snowflakes and the colors are so vibrant.  Added some snowflakes and tiny sparkles.  


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, November 19th 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.  Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.  


And stop by every Monday for new sketches. 


The inside of the card was stamped along the border with silver snowflakes. 
Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "Christmas" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 

Three Amigo's - Inspirational "Beary Christmas" paperpack 










Christmas Card Challenge #25 - Optional "Cats"









CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Pink & Main "Snow Sweet" 
     Inside Border - Unknown Stamp from my stash 
     Sentiment - D1313 December Word Puzzle Stampaganza 2017
Inks
     Delicata Pigment Inks  "Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer, 
     Celestial Copper, Emerald Green, Ruby Red"
Die 
     Cottage Cutz - Nested Wacky Ovals
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     American Crafts "Iceplum" Dimensional Stickers
Other 
     Foam Sheet 





Friday, November 10, 2017

Let's Celebrate - Color Dare #269


My DT celebration card was created using the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #269 combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #428. Created a personalized celebration design stamping with Bashful Ink on Bashful cardstock, and another small panel of Bashful and Glacier inks on White Daisy cardstock which was used for the balloon die.  The frosting was die cut using Bashful Glitter sheet.  Used stitched trails on the top of the card and outlined with Glacier ink to enhance the stitching. Using foam sheet and thin foam tape raised the cupcake and balloon for dimension.  





We are challenging you to Use (All and Only) CTMH Colors: Glacier, Bashful, Toffee, White Daisy and Black. If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. The color challenge is open until November 23rd.  Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by the Design Team members and other entrants in the color challenges.  


Also sent to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Personalized Stamped Panel, Balloons & Cupcake Baking Cup
     Glitter Sheet "Bashful" 
Cardstock 
     Toffee (Similar to Kraft), Bashfull, Glacier and White Daisy
Stamps 
     Sentiment - S1602 Balloon Animals 
     Stamped Panel Pattern - D1330 Connections
     Stamped Balloon Pattern - D1709 Line It Up 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps #1604 Pinpoint Balloons 
     Lawn Fawn #LF1428 Stitched Trails 
     Mayaroad Die3378 Celebrate Cupcakes Bundle 
Inks 
     Glacier, Bashful and Black 





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Warm Nose and Toasty Toes - AHSC #237

Another Christmas Card using CTMH "Beary Christmas" paperpack, complements and zip strips.  The striped design paper was already a choice and the row of Christmas packages in the Complements were just what was needed for the border of the striped design paper, and another background design paper that looked like snow.  With these choices the sketch was changed to landscape.  A couple more complements (Tree, distressed with Glacier and a Bear holding presents) were placed among the packages.  

The sentiment alone probably took twice as long as putting together the whole card...first applied direct to dotted background but it got lost in the heavy snow. Covered my sentiment with a cloud but it didn't cover it all so cut another cloud and layered. Using a cupcake stamp (frosting die) for my clouds, cut and stamped many different ink colors until satisfied with result.  Black and Charcoal too dark, Pebble too light, Glacier got lost, and finally Pewter came through...many of these stamped were just layered for dimension.  Distressed edges with Glacier ink and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape.     



My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge changing sketch to landscaping.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, November 12th 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.  

The inside of the card the Ho Ho Ho Zip Strip was used and an adorable new Little Saint Nick stamp, coloring his hat with a stripe.  




Also submitted to the following Challenges:







CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas, Complements and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Cranberry 
Inks 
     Pewter and Glacier 
Stamps
     D1073 Frosty Friends 
Dies 
     Mayaroad Die3378 Celebrate Cupcake Bundles 






Monday, November 6, 2017

Twinkle - H2H Nov Wk#1

The first theme for November at Heart2Heart this week is "Enchantment".  Decided to go with an Enchanted Forest using the Try Stampin' - Or Not - on Tuesdays Sketch Challenge #346.  When we lived back East we lived on the edge of town where there was a small forest of trees and when coming around the corner from our house there was always a family of deer, and sometimes near our birch trees in our front yard.  Every morning on my way to work I rode through our Enchanted Forest.  

The deer were die cut using the Design Papers and layered for dimension. When I saw the tiny fawn dies at the scrapbook store I couldn't resist especially knowing I had a Buck and Doe at home in my stash, and knew it was just a matter of time when I would use them. The cardinal came with the birch tree dies and just gave my card a pop of color.







Team B (Hostess: Laurie) "Enchantment Abounds" ... Consider using the Enchantment Fundamentals palette, or maybe something magical.  What about how enchanting your favorite girl looks in her princess costume, formal dress or maybe wedding dress? Card creations could feature castles, unicorns, stars or hearts.



You have until the end of the month to create and of the November Challenges 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 November you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 


For additional inspiration on this Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity. 



Above, on the inside used one of the PML cards and put a Desert Sand frame around it for a sentiment to be added later.  And the photo below is a close-up to show the dimension of the birch trees, tiny fawn and cardinal.  




Also submitted to the following Challenges



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Oh Deer paperpack and PML Card
Cardstock 
     White Daisy, Cranberry and Desert Sand 
Stamps 
     S1510 Twinkle
Dies
     Gina Marie Designs "Buck and Doe" 
     Poppy Stamps #1886 "Tiny Fawns" 
     IO Dies #DIE079-U "Birch Tree Trunks" 
Ink 
     Delicata Pigment Ink "Golden Glitz"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

  





Friday, November 3, 2017

Happy Bird Day - Paper Smooches

Many roadrunners (my favorite bird) are seen running around our golf courses and communities of Buckeye, Arizona.  Having done many searches for an acrylic stamp set for a roadrunner, never to be found, I harrassed and sometimes became obnoxious in requesting from a local vendor to create a roadrunner stamp...my appologies.  Thank you Kim, Owner of Paper Smooches, for being the first to create a baby roadrunner ... I'm in love.  Included with this "Baby Birds" stamp set is a Quail (another popular bird in Arizona). and other birds and sentiments.  


This card was designed for the Paper Smooches November Fall Challenge...using fall colors for a Birthday in November...in Phoenix the only difference between for the Fall Season the cacti do not flower.  Wanted to make these babies feel at home in there element so in the confetti stitched background panel added a die cut cactus and pot from design paper.  My roadrunner and quail were stamped, colored, fussy-cut and then adhered in front of the cactus by 3D thin foam tape. Sentiment added.  Still wanted something in the upper r-h corner so stamped a couple balloons on vellum, colored, fussy-cut and adhered with glue.  

On the inside of the card I stamped in the upper and lower corners the same balloons, leaving room for another sentiment or note.  












Also sent to the following Challenges:  
Paper Smooches "Guest Designer Search Dec 2017"
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 

The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge (TicTacToe with Twists) Green/Orange and Black with no Twists)










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Falling For You
     Vellum  
Cardstock 
     Goldrush, White Daisy
Stamps 
     Paper Smooches "Baby Birds" 
     M1037 "Balloons"  
Inks/Pens 
     Memento Black 
     Variety of Colors - Copic alcohol-base pens
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Cactus" 
     Cottage Cutz "Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangles" 



Merry Christmas - Color Dare #268

My DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #268 combined with Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenges, however when I went to enter my card in the Sketch Challenge #422 was the wrong one.  Die cut the ornaments (including an extra layer) from Almond cardstock , stamped snowflake and brushed the edges with Golden Glitz, adhered to panel with foam sheet.  Die cut the sentiment and adhered directly to background in place of the two strips as shown in the sketch and added Wink of Stella.  




Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #268: We are challenging you to Use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Almond, Cranberry, White Daisy and Optional Gold.   

If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. The color challenge is open until November 16th.

Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by the Design Team members and other entrants in the color challenges.













CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas 
     Gold Glitter Tape 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy, Almond and Fern 
Stamps 
     D1656 Miracle of Christmas 
Dies 
     IO Die Patchwork Ornament #DIE487-K
     IO Stamps #DIE-439 Merry Christmas 
Other 
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     Foam sheet 









Monday, October 30, 2017

Joy - AHSC #236

Friends from back East were visiting and we got together a little crop on Saturday ... tried to get them to join in this challenge with no attempt ... they were on vacation and didn't need any stress.  So we all enjoyed doing our own thing and I was anxious to do another Christmas Card using the CTMH Beary Christmas paper pack.  Use of the Zip strips from this packet was just what the sketch needed.  One of my favorite flowers for Christmas cards are Poinsettias and since the design paper didn't seen fit for this sketch I pulled out one of my favorite dies using white daisy cardstock, embossed, sponged in gold and after attached added some wink of stella for a little sparkle.  The holly leaves and the sentiment were cut using design papers.  





My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, November 5th 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.  

The inside of the card was given a border on the bottom, with another small poinsettia on the corner.




Also submitted to the following challenges:  










CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas and Zip Strips
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and New England Ivy 
Dies
     Dee's Distinctively Poinsettia #83583-49541
     Peachy Cheap "Christmas Set" Sentiment "Joy" 
Inks 
     Gold - Unknown (borrowed from Neighbor)
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Zig "Wink of Stella, Clear" 
     Red Glitter Tape on Poinsettia in Sentiment and Liquid Glass

Signs of the Seasons "Boo" - H2H Oct Wk 5

Since we are just a couple days away from the Halloween festivities my choice for Signs of the Season was Halloween, using the sketch and theme challenges from Try Stampin on Tuesday and Heart2Heart and choosing the CTMH paper packet "Cats and Bats". 

Cuts panels as seen in sketch, but the circle was replaced with a ghost.  Found a spooky tree in the "Cats and Bats" complements and adhered to the orange panel, and not to scare you more, but added "Boo" in the corner.  


  


Try Stampin' (or Not) on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #345 "Halloween": Last minute spooky cardwill also be entered in draw as long as posted by next Monday below and on Facebook page.


Team A (Hostess: Me) "Signs of the Season" ... Flowers, Raindrops, colorful and crispy leaves, harvesting and preparation of Thanksgiving, Jack Frost nipping at your nose and sparking snowflakes let everyone know that the seasons are change.  Depending upon where you live the Signs of the Season may differ so your choice and interpretation of this challenge is endless. This challenge (only) has been extended to Saturday, November 4th midnight.  



You still have a time until the end of the month to create the first four theme challenges 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 October you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance.  

For additional inspiration on this Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.

To soften the "spooky" ... on the inside added another fussy-cut word panel and a cute little black cat...she wasn't scared and neither should you be.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Cats and Bats and Complements 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs "Ghosts"
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Jellibean/Hampton Art #JB0372 "Witches Brew" Kitten Die-Cut