Friday, December 13, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Time is closing in on getting my Christmas cards out and I'm just beginning to make them even though at the beginning of the year my intent was to do one Christmas card a week.  Have just completed 10 of my cards for friends and family back East wishing them Warm Winter Wishes from Arizona.  Whimsy had the cutest snowman melting which seemed so appropriate to combine with an Arizona stamp set from a local vendor.  


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.  Stamped a sentiment across the bottom of my card base, added a design paper frame and adhered the snowman and cactus with 3D thin and regular foam tape.  Easy and fast layout; but the coloring was very time consuming; however they are so cute may do another 10,  have them cut just not  yet colored.  






Submitted to the following Challenges

Products Used
Design Paper 
     CTMH Beautiful Friendship (Polka-Dot Design Paper) 
     CTMH Into the Wild (Stars Design Paper) 
Cardstock 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Stamps
     Whimsy #DP1028 "Frosty Hugs" 
     Scraps of Love (Local Scrapbook Store) "Cactus Doodle" 
     CTMH Holiday Trimmings 
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, G16, G17, R11, R14, R27, R29, 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape
        
     

Double Trouble Challenge #45 partnering with Color Dare #373

This is a very special challenge for me because my two favorite challenges are partnering for the next couple of weeks...Color Dare Challenge #373 and #374 and Double Trouble #45 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #406.  


Color Dare asks that you use Black and White and (3) colors of your choice.  And then Double Trouble threw in "Earn Your Stripes". You can use any color stripe; however, if you use a black and white stripe you get an additional chance for the draw.  I went all out with my stripes...the yellow was my initial stripe; but out of the box stripes were my black and white background patterned paper, and the cactus design stripes which I thought was pretty clever.  My choice of colors were green, red and yellow.  




Please visit Color Dare and Double Trouble and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants who have entered these challenges and join us in this fun color challenge. This partnering challenge starts on Friday, December 13th through December 29th

Don't forget Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and check out our previous Challenge #372 Inspiration Board. 


Trouble Maker: "Stripe It" 
Twisted Sister: Optional
Add (3) Colors 
Double Dare: Share 
with Color Dare 


Also sent to the following Challenges:  
  No Pre-Colored Images  


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Mix In and Mix In Celebrate 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Scraps of Love "Cactus Doodle" 
        Stamp Set from Our Local Scrapbook Store 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap Dies "Summer Sentiments" 
     Our Daily Bread "Double Stitched Rectangles" 
Inks / Pens
     Momento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-base 
        G29, R34, R27, R29, Y13, Y15, YG03, YG61, YG63
Other 
     Black & White Dots 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Cheer - Color Dare #372

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #372 "TicTacToe", using the theme at Heart2Heart Challenge "Evergreen".  Since I was using Evergreen my decision for the background paper was used because it had most of the colors in the Color Board which would give me a good start on a TicTacToe selection for both Row 1 and 2.  Aside from some time spend on the piecing of the Evergreen Trees this card was fairly quick to complete. 3D thin foam tape was used on the trees and deer for dimension.  




Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #371 Inspiration Board.


Also sent to the following challenges
Die Cutting Divas #448 "3,2,1" 

   3 - Dimensional Layers, 2 - Trees, 1-Deer





   Left Dia: Circles, Color: Evergreen, Design Paper





    B Die Cut, N Snowflake, G Green



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Cedar & Pine 
     Kraft 
Cardstock 
     Candy Apple, Linen, Kraft, Evergreen and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Christmas Trees 
     Memory Box "Leaping Deer" 
     Paper Smooches "Cheer" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 






Monday, December 2, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #44 "Wrap It Up" Opt Twist "Tie It Up" with ArtsyStampers

Here is my project for Double Trouble Challenge #44 "Wrap It Up" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #345 and using the Optional Twist of "Tie It Up" and partnering with ArtsyStamper Digitals Challenge "Winter Holidays".  


Love Newton...this was a stamp recently purchased for some of my Christmas cards...they are so sweet and all wrapped and tied up in Christmas Cheer.  My design papers were traditional red and green colors with polka-dots appearing as snow layered on red cardstock.  Colored Newton's family with Copic Sketch Brush Pens, fussy-cut the top of image before adding the red border with 3D thin foam tape.  In place of the snowflakes stamped and colored two red bows for the two corners of the frame.   This image was then added to the design papers.  Sentiment was added.  





Please visit us at Double Trouble and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  Join us in this fun challenge.
Thing 1 "Wrap It Up" 
Thing 3 "Tie It Up" 
Thing 2 Share with 
ArtsyStamper

















Also sent to the following challenges:  
The Paper Girls #189 "Gifts" 
Heart2Heart "Evergreen"  (Using Color Green)
Dare2B Artzy "Holiday Fun" 
Little Red Wagon #526 "Wrap It" 
Alphabet Challenge Blog "R" (Ribbon)
Cardz4Galz Challenge 11 "Get Ready for Christmas"
AllSorts Challenge #548 "Christmas Gifts"  
Fab & Funky Challenge #459 "Christmas" 
Creative Craft Cottage #124 "Buttons and/or Bows" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Holly Jolly Paper
     Holly Jolly Complements 
Cardstock 
     Apple Candy and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Newton's Nook Designs "Newton's Christmas Kittens" 
     CTMH #CC9191 "A Dash of Joy"  
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol base 
        C0, C00, C1, C7, G12, G19, R29, R83, 
        W1, W3, W4, Y18










Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Birthday - Color Day #371

This is my DT project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Inspiration Board using the two m&m colors of my choice, Yellow and Red. This Thanksgiving week we rented a cabin in Strawberry Arizona and celebrating some birthdays too.  

Started out with The Cutting Cafe's treat cake box and cut on Cricut.  These boxes cut and score perfectly and so easy to put together...a fun project.  Since there were eight of us I was able to make a full cake with these boxes.  Cut polka-dot design paper for top and one side of each box and adhered to box cut.   

The m&m's were an image from the network, re-sized, printed and perfectly cut with my Brother Scan and Cut...thoroughly pleased that I didn't have to fussy-cut them...what a time saver.  While box was still flat, each m&m was adhered with foam tape to raise, adhered to  top and side and added liquid glass for shine and more dimension. This was more time consuming then getting all the boxes put together.  

Boxes were then folded on score lines and put together with 2-sided tape.  Cricut Design Space was used to create each of the letters for our names and the Happy Birthday from red Glitter Paper.  For the bottom of each box using white Glitter tape a scalloped die was used.     





The boxes were filled with a Hostess Cupcake and m&m's. There are three Birthday Celebrations and in each of those boxes was an additional gift of money at the bottom of the box which would not be found until the treats were eaten...which I anticipate that won't take long. 





Please visit Color Dare and see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges join us in this fun color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #370 Inspiration Board.

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Dotty For You 
     Red Glitter Sheet 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Dies / SVG Cutting Files 
     The Cutting Cafe - "Pie - Cake Slice Box" 
     Poppy Stamps #1779 "Eyelet Stitches" 
     Cricut Design Space M4187B1 Artistry "Happy Birthday" 
     Cricut Design Space Text" Used for the Names 
Stamps / Images 
     Computer Images of yellow and red "m&m's"  
Other 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin and Thick Foam Tape 
     White Glitter Tape 

     

     


Friday, November 22, 2019

Happy Everything - Color Dare #370 Browns + One Color of Choice

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #370 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesdays Sketch Challenge #434.  Red was my choice of color with "Think Browns". Chose a Kraft paper, framed with red, added the red design paper layered with red, adhered to background and attached to card base.  Stamped images, colored with Copic pens with a variety of reds and browns, adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  Sentiment was stamped on Kraft, woodgrain die used to cut around sentiment, brushed color over woodgrain and edges before adhering to card with 3D thin foam tape.   






Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine challenges too. Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #369 Inspiration Board.  

Also sent to the following challenges
     (Used Fall & Brown Colors) 


CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Cedar & Pine 
Cardstock 
     Kraft, Candy Apple, Colonial White 
Stamps 
     C1813 Woodland Greetings 
     D1708 Sending Smiles 
Dies 
     Sizzix 662347 FrameLits with Stamps 
     Reasonable Dies DM1858 "Woodgrains" 
Inks/Pens 
     Momento "Black" Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - Alcohol-base 
        Assortment of Reds/Browns 
        E07, E08, E09, E17, E31, E55, E59, E74 and R29 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 






Thursday, November 21, 2019

2020 Calendar - The Cutting Cafe

This is my project for The Cutting Café "2020 Calendar".  I didn't want to hide the beautiful floral background so I used some butterfly dies that were quite open.  However, because I'm addicted to layers, I got a little crazy and decided there should be a couple flowers in the corner and added a gem in the center.  And then...why not another butterfly on the window of the calendar since it didn't hide the vision.  The box was made with another coordinate design paper to hold a pen/pencil.  


Added a window to the front of the calendar holder, flipped to the side, adhered holder closer to left-side to allow room for a floral tab for each of the months using the smallest of the same floral. The calendars were printed on Vellum and adhered to the frame of each month. Using the same sizing as the calendar I created a backside to record events for the month and adhered to the back of the month calendar. Added a little bling to the window frame.  

On the back side of the Holder...another design paper was used to adhere the 2020 Holiday Schedule and another butterfly to match the one in the front left-hand corner.  


Calendar Fully Assembled 

Front of Holder / Calendar and Box 

Back of Holder / Calendar



Thing 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "I love frosting on a cake... and the sprinkles and decorations are my favorites.  Soooo... whatever you decide, make sure you pour on some bling, glitz and/or glitter on your project. 

You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below. 

     for Thing 1 Only


Also sent to the following challenges
Crafty Catz #484 "Spots and/or Stripes"

Just Add Ink #483 "Stars, Spots,Sparkles" 
     Choose 2:  Spots on Design Paper, Sparkle gems on Flowers 
Krafty Chicks Challenge #482 "Anything But a Card" 
Stinkin' Inkers Nov Challenge "Die-lirious and Punchy" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing 
     Vellum 
Cardstock 
     Wisteria, Julep, Lagoon and White Daisy 
SVG Files 
Dies 
     Flowers - Reasonable Dies 
     Butterflies - Piazza Plenty 
Embellishments 
     Sugar Rush Dots      
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape