Thursday, July 30, 2015

SpongeBob "The Road Song"

I was trying to decide on how to approach "Life is a Highway" Challenge on Heart2Heart.  My youngest Grandchild was over and she was sitting at the desk coloring while I was contemplating what I would do for this Challenge.  I re-read the paragraph on this challenge where it said " may even be inspired by the song..."; so I asked her if she knew a song about a highway or road trip and she responded and said I know one.  She immediately went to her ipod and pulled up the song on You-Tube, SpongeBob's "On the Road" song.  Click on the song title to be entertained by this's so catchy you will probably listen to it a second time.  So my card came to life.  

Now we are off "On the Road" for two or three weeks, so no challenges.  However you will see me as a Guest Designer on Heart to Heart for the month of August.  And you can bet I will be singing this song along the way because we have 16 hours of travel plus.   

Submitted to the following:
Heart2Heart Challenge - Theme "Life is a Highway"
Inspired by Song "The Road Song" SpongeBob - Month of July, 2015

DLArt July Linky Challenge - "Anything Goes" - Random Draw

DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #161 "Summertime" 
Challenge extended one more week to August 12 - 6 Entries Allowed

CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Blue
Special Paper:
     Silver Glitter Paper
     Vellum on Windshield
Cricut Design Center:
     Car & License "Nate's ABC's" - Changed License ID
     Cloud Borders "Cloud Borders"
     Music Notes "Southwest" Notes from Desert Flute
Song Verse:  Typed on Computer and Printed on Printer
Digitals:  Free Coloring Page and Cut to Size
Other Embellishments:  Clear "Wink of Stella" 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One Shot in a Minion

This is a card created from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #118, combined with the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge 152, and meeting the Heart2Heart Theme Challenge of "Life is Good".  The Minion is from an image of Kevin who loves golfing from Colouring Page for Kids and sized for the card.  Kevin was colored with ShinHan alcohol-base pens, and then fussy-cut and placed on card with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  The golf ball and tee were cut from Cricut Design Space and raised on 3D Foam Tape, and sentiment added.  The Sentiment was text I created on Cricut Design Space and then printed with a Black Cricut Thin Point Pen.  

Heart2Heart Challenge - Theme "Life is Good"
Month of July, 2015

DLArt July Linky Challenge - "Anything Goes" - Random Draw

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - 2nd Entry w/o Twist
July 23-29 - Option Twist "Water" 

Through the Craftroom Door - Challenge 28 
July 28 - Aug 3  "Anything Goes" 

Fantabulous Challenge #256 " Fun in the Sun"
Cricut Design Space - Images Golf Ball and Tee were cut 
and Sentiment was printed 

CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
     Paper Fundamentals - Canary, Cranberry and Slate
     Daisy White Cardstock
     ShinHan Alcohol-Base Pens (As close a match to the color challenge)
     Black Cricut Thin-Point Pen for Sentiment
Cricut Design Space:
     Cartridge "Sports Mania" Ball and Tee
     Text - Created Text and then Printed with Cricut
     My Mind's Eye "Boy Crazy" Decorative Button
     3D Foam Tape and 3D Thin Foam Tape

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Live the Life of Your Dreams

This card is the July Progressive Freebie Challenge at Outlawz Challenges.  The image was a freebie from BlueBerry Bear.  "Dirt Don't Hurt" a little farmer boy.  The Barn was from Cartridge "Old West" cut in Cricut Design Space using CTMH "Jackson" Paperpak and then adhered to card with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  Little farmer boy was colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens and then fussy-cut and raised with 3D Foam Tape.  Sentiment was from "Jackson" complements, and sequins added to top right-hand corner.

Also submitted to:  

Aud Sentiments Challenge - "Anything Goes" 

DLArt July Linky Challenge - "Anything Goes" - Random Draw

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fun in the Sun - Fishies

This is a second entry for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #117 combined with the ColorMyHeart Color Dare #151.  I wanted to do something different than using hexagons so I came up with some Fishies swimming and blowing bubbles while the sun rises.  All images were either stamps and/or fussy-cut design paper, stamps colored and placed in position with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  Liquid Glass was added to the bubbles and star fish and small black pearls used for the eyes of the fishies.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the sun.  

ColorDare Dares you to use "Seaside" CTMH Paper, colors in this Challenge 

Also submitted to: 
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge for July 23-29 - Optional Twist is "Water Theme"  

Aud Sentiments Challenge - "Anything Goes" 

DLArt July Linky Challenge - "Anything Goes" - Random Draw

Only Cricut Cut was a Circle for the Sun, all others images were fussy-cut stamps

Better than meeting up with a Shark at the Beach

CTMH Products Used unless otherwise specified:  
Stamp Sets:  
     Images - C1500 Under the Sea 
     Sentiment - C1407 Hot Diggity
Inks:  Desert Sand, Lagoon, Sorbet, Hollyhock, Glacier and Pear 
     Used ShinHan alcohol based pens closest to these colors 
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Lagoon
Design Paper:  Sun made from Taste of Summer
     Black pearls 
     Wink of Stella 
     Liquid Glass 
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bee Happy

Used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #117 and combined it with the ColorMyHeart Color Dare #151.  I love working with hexagons so decided to go with the exact pattern in the Sketch. Rather than stamping the hexagons, I used the CTMH Fundamental Papers for each of the colors in the Challenge and cut them using Cricut Design Space modifying the size.  The hexagons were placed on card and raised with 3D Thin Foam Tape on all except the sorbet honeycomb which I used the regular Foam Tape giving those another level. Stamped several bees, colored the bees in unconventional lagoon (because anything goes in scrapping or was it because there was no yellow in the color challenge) fussy-cut, added liquid glass on body and clear Wink of Stella on the wings and placed on each sorbet honeycomb.  Added Sentiment from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, and cut three hexagons out of the Lagoon honeycombs and placed on upper right-hand corner of card and added liquid glass to the center of each for an embellishment.  

Click on here to find out some interesting facts  
What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?  

ColorDare Dares you to use "Seaside" CTMH Paper, colors in this Challenge 
Desert Sand
Colonial White  
07/22/15 Note: This Challenge called for Colonial White, and mistakenly I did it in Daisy White Cardstock. Submitting 2nd Entry "Fun in the Sun - Fishes"  

Also submitted to: 

DLArt July Linky Challenge - "Anything Goes"  

Sunny Season for Honeycombs and Bees - All Honeycombs cricut cut images

What's a Picnic without Bees "Bee Happy"  

CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:
Stamp Sets:  Bees on Honeycombs - C-1407 Hot Diggity
Digitals:  Bee and Sentiment:  Bugaboo Digi's
Cardstock:  Daisy White, Desert Sand
     Paper Fundamentals - Cut for each color in the Challenge
Inks:  Black
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape
     Clear - Wink of Stella
     Liquid Glass


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Minion Happy Birthday

This News Feed on my Facebook page caught my attention, and so I made a card for Taliq. I am sending this card to some challenges and hope anyone that views this card will make and send a card to Taliq.   

"Tanisha Davis has only one wish this year — and that is to make her son, Taliq, feel really special when he turns 10 on July 22. So she's calling upon the kindness of strangers to send him birthdays cards in hopes that they will encourage him during his battle with cancer."  Click on Taliq above for more information or go to the bottom of this post to find out more...

Submitted to the following Challenges:

Week 2 "Anything Goes

DLART-July Linky Challenge
"Anything Goes"

"Anything Goes"

"Happy Birthday"

FRESHLY MADE Sketches #195
I know this was a stretch from the sketch, but it does have three minions.  Just submitting for more Challengers to join in and send a card to Taliq.

In February, Taliq was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic potine glioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the lower back of the brain and decreases nervous system function. Since his tumor is inoperable, Taliq has been receiving radiation treatments and taking 16 medications. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July

Using Sweet Sketch Wednesday #2-61, I made a Card using The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge July 14, 2015 with a Twist "Christmas in July".  As you can see the colors were all very pastel and reminded me of Easter colors.  You had to select at least three of the five colors but I selected to use them all  My two favorite holidays represented in one what's not better than an East Bunny Christmas Card...a great toddler's 1st Christmas Card.

I found a freebie at the Digi Stamp Boutique, uk "Christmas Bently," just what I wanted.  Printed out Bently, colored with watercolor pencils and fussy-cut.  The Tree was a die cut using Cricut Design Space, the presents were stamped in color and fussy cut.  The flowers on the tree were from left-overs I had from a wedding card. Bunny, Tree and Presents were adhered with 3D Foam Tape. Sentiment stamped on Background cardstock.  On the Sketch I selected not to use the Ribbon and flower down the side of the card because it didn't really need it with the Bunny positioned in that corner.    

Also Submitted to: 

Aud Sentiments Challenge #136
ATG plus a Sentiment "Anything Goes" 

Theme:  Christmas in July 

DL.ART July Linky Party for random draw
Theme:  Anything Goes 

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified: 
Stamp Sets:  
     Presents - C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop Holidays
     Flowers - B1473 Flowers for Mom Holiday 
Digital:  "Christmas" Bunny from Digi Stamp Boutique, Uk
Die-Cuts Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH Art Philosophy - Tree
Ink:  Gypsy, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup and Cotton Candy 
Water Color:  Pencils, Basic Colors  
     Citrus Leaf, Baby Pink, Sunny Yellow, Tropical Blue, Spring Iris
Paper:  Design Paper from Joanne's 
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Canary, Blue, Gypsy, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
Embellishments:  Wink of Stella "Clear", 3D Foam Tape

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oh So Happy

This card was made using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #116 combined with the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #150 .  

The Rose/Leaves were stamped, colored with Shin-Han Markers, fussy-cut, added Clear Wink of Stella and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape for dimension. The leaves were curled on the tips. The Decorative Border was Paper Fundamentals "Slate", fussy-cut for the scalloped edges and added green color to center of each scallop. Embellishments added to Corners, and Sentiment  on Decorative Border.  

I had experimented with stamping this rose several times, not with much success; however, think I finally figured out how to get the rose to look like a rose. Usually tried different shades for the each layered stamp, but decided to use only the one color and put the first coat on lightly, and then heavily coat the stamp for the second layer.  I have a variety of colors in my stash, and who knows may show up in another card.

Submitted to the following Chalenge(s): 

The Outlawz Challenge - Thursday "Anything Goes" July 9, 2015, with Twist Die-Cuts.  Didn't include Twist, no Die-Cuts, just a lot of Fussy-cutting.  

1 Entry Per Day

CTMH Products unless otherwise specified
Stamp Sets: 
     Rose/Leaves - CS1303 Floral Happiness SOTM
     Sentiment - D1653 Happy Everything Operation Smile 
Design Paper:  Blossom 
Cardstock:  Sunset, Daisy White, Sweet Leaf/Pear
     Flower/Leaves and Border - ShinHan Alcohol-Base Pens 
     Sentiment - Sunset 
     Coral Reef Sequins  
     Bitty Sparkles 


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Friendship Makes Life Colorful

This is a Friendship Card using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #115 using the Colorful inspiration picture from The Outlawz - Tuesday Color Challenge.    All pieces on this card are made from the CTMH Paperpak "Taste of Summer."  Instead of using the stamp to fill in the flowers with color, all flowers were stamped with black ink on the Design paper, fussy-cut and then layered with 3D Thin Foam Tape onto the background design paper.  The Bands are the Zip Strip from the same paperpak.  The leaves were cut from Cricut Design Space.  Small Flowers were added across the Zip Strip for the scalloped border and a larger flower placed on the Zip Strips instead of a bow. Sentiment stamped on background paper with gypsy ink.  

Inspiration:  Colorful Card

Also submitted to:
The Paper Players 

DL.ART July Linky Party for random draw
Theme:  Anything Goes 

Inside of Card:  Added the Flower Cricut Cut-Outs from the Purple Design Paper on the inside bottom right-hand corner.

All CTMH Products unless specified otherwise:
Stamp Sets:
     C1361 Buttoned Together - Sentiment
     B1473 Flowers for Mom - Flowers
Design Paper & Zip Strips:  Taste of Summer
Cardstock:  Colonial White
Ink:  Black and Gypsy
Cricut Design Center - Cartridges
     Front of Card: "Anna's Cards & Embellishment - Leaves
     Inside of Card:  Free "Phone Decals" Flowers
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hoppy Bird-day

This is a combination ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #149 using a Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #59 for another July 3rd Birthday Card.  

07/06/2015 - Inspired by a Movie or Song
Song of the South Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 
"...Mr. Bluebirds on my shoulder..."

Hand Stamped Sentiment Inspiration Challenge #215  This week we have an inspiration challenge.  Use the photos to inspire your project.  There's plenty in the photos to spark your creativity.  

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #159  Let's all celebrate by sharing our patriotic colors - Red white and blue. 

Aud Sentiments Challenge 
Week 2 - "Animals Plus a Sentiment"

DL.ART July Linky Party for random draw
Theme:  Anything Goes 

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified: 
Paper:  Paper Fundamentals - Enchantment "Ruby" 
Cardstock:  Outdoor Denim, Colonial White and Kraft
Stamp Set:  CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase (Small Flower Embellishments)
Cricut Cut:  Typed Text, grouped, welded and cut Sentiment 
Die-Cut:  Anna's Flourish Cards and Embellishments "Decorative Icon"
Other:  Red Glitter Tape, Zig Wink of Stella "Clear", 3D Thin Foam Tape

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Magic Follow Your Dreams

This Magic Color Card is a combined Challenge with the Sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #114 and the color challenge from The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge - June 30, 2015, with twist of fiber.  Please stop by these challenges to see the Design Team's inpirations of these challenges.

Watched a tutorial on a Magic Slide Card and decided this would be a good focal point for a card, and simply modified to incorporate it into my card without the added bulk of was challenging but accomplished what I wanted.    

Also Submitted to:
DL.ART July Linky Party for random draw
Theme:  Anything Goes 

Attached a bow to the Tab at the top to pull out the panel from the frame.  This next two pictures shows the Tab partially pulled where the image disappears from the bottom panel and pulled in full wherein the image changes to complete colors and designs..."dream you shall become."

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified: 
Cardstock:  Paper Fundamentals "Adventure" Colors:  Honey and Pacifica (Front & Back) 
Stamp Sets:  
     C1600 Happy Birds Seasons & Nature - Bird and Flower
     CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase - Sentiments 
     S1503 Choose Happy SOTM - Frame around Bird 
Ink:  Black on Sentiment 
Embellishment:  Harvest Baker's Twine, Outdoor denim
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape 

Magic Frame for Adding to a Card.  Just cut a panel 8 1/16", scored at 4" and scored at 4 1/8" for the bottom closure of frame, and on the top 4" cut an inner frame leaving 1/2" on each side.  Then fold at the 4" and at the 4 1/8" for the bottom of frame.  I did not adhere to the card until I finished all my stamping on the acetate and a blank card, matched up to each other...the card and acetate panels should be smaller. I followed the general instruction at this tutorial Christina Griffiths and did my own modification for adhering to card. There are many other tutorials on this card as a stand-a-lone...great ideas.