Monday, August 24, 2015

It's the Little Things

It's nearing the end of the month and The Outlawz - August Freebie Progressive image from Make it Crafty Digital Stamp "Wishful Asha" will soon be due. Again because I like combining challenges I pulled up the Sketch challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #65, and thought this would be excellent for this month's image, and then to match it up with the dandelion Stamp Set from CTMH...perfect.  

Funny story:  I always show my husband the cards I make and ask him "What do you see?"  He responded " A girl with a flower in her hand and a sand fly."  And I said "Look at the background and tell me what you see?"  He looked puzzled and didn't say anything.  I said "Don't you see the explosion of dandelions?" and he quickly responded "How would I know they are the wrong color". Would I have to explain this to any crafting  I looked at him and responded "This is fairyland...anything goes." 

Just added some of the same Stamp-Set images to the inside of the card.

CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Stamp Sets:  D1375 Treasures
     C1397 Smiles
     S1411 It's the Little Things SOTM
Design Paper And Cardstock:
     "Blossom" Design Paper
     Cardstock:  Daisy White, Lagoon & Smoothie
Image:  Make It Crafty Digital Stamps - Wishful Asha
     Heat Emboss "Clear" Background Panel and Corner Decoration
     Colored and Fussy-Cut Wishful Ashe
Other Embellishments:
     Wink of Stella "Clear"
     3D Thin Foam Tape
Inks and Colors:
     Combination of Water Coloring Pencils
     and ShinHan Alcohol-base Pens
     Black Ink for Sentiment

Merry Little Christmas

I was working on my ColorMyHeart Color Dare #156 challenge in which I had decided to do a Christmas Challenge with the challenge colors. Only 4 months to thought I better start now to complete all my cards. I had already cut my "Ornament Cascade" from cartridge "CTMH Artbooking" in Cricut Design Space using Paper Fundamentals "Hollyhock." and I had already stamped and colored my elf images, but nothing adhered yet.  Early this morning when I went on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #122 I thought the Christmas ornaments took the appearance of the sketch and with just a couple changes I could make it work.  I had already flipped horizontally because I wasn't happy with the bold side as ornaments, and then simply cut the ornaments out on the right-side to take on the appearance of the sketch.  Wow, my two favorite challenges coming together again.  

Elves are from Stamp Set "Merry Pursuits" and on the elf with the light bulbs I did a technique to reverse/flip horizontally so that I could place it on a hanging ornament.  Since I cut out the ornaments on the right-hand side I decided to add presents behind the elf sitting with the tall present acting as a net to catch the fall of the elf hanging from the ornament.  Colored all stamped images with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, mixing colors to get closest to the Hollyhock, Kraft and Goldrush colors, then fussy-cut and adhered with different thicknesses of 3D Foam Tape for dimension. Stamped Sentiment directly on front of card. 


 Color Dare 156: Plus Kraft

The inside of this card was the right-side of my Cricut Cut from the Front of the Card.

Close up of the Elves to show the dimensions in the card.

CTMH Products unless specified otherwise: 
Stamp Sets: 
     B1313 Merry Pursuits - Elves
     D1177 No Peeking - Presents 
     B1455 Be Jolly Hostess Rewards - Sentiments
     Paper Fundamentals "Hollyhock" 
     Colonial White 
ShinHan Pens: 
     Hollyhock - Used Carmine 
     Kraft - Used Clay 
     Goldrush - Used Marigold, Clay and Colorless Blender
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Workin' 9 to 5

8/24 (Team Slate, hostess Paige) Workin’ 9 to 5
Heart2Heart Guest Designer Entry for August 24, 2015 - Workin' 9 to 5

When this challenge came up I knew the stamp set I was going to I borrowed the stamp set "Typed Note" from my daughter.  This takes me back in time...learning to type in high school and entering the outside world "Workin' 9 to 5" at the Hilton Hotels in 1961 as a receptionist and typist using a similar typewriter machine...the sound of the keys as they struck the paper is a lasting memory.  There were only a few electric typewriters and they were in a different department so advancement to the Sales Department was a must.  The Secretary's had an IBM Executive Electric Typewriter (which was born in 1941) but only made available to the Hilton Hotels in the 60's.  With computer technology who uses typewriters...and what an improvement for a 9 to 5 job.

Used Colonial White Cardstock for my background design, stamping Pennants with Black Ink and then sponging the colors on each of the designs with a variety of 5 colors, and adhered to Gypsy Cardstock for border.

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Stamp Sets:
     S1504 Typed Note SOTM
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair - Background Design
Cardstock:  Gypsy and Colonial White
Inks:  Black, Sunset, Pacifica, Sweet Leaf, Gypsy and Buttercup
     Watch Pendant was Clipart from Internet
     Hand was Stamped in Black and fussy-cut, Nail Tape wrapped
        around finger and strung to Watch  Pendant
     Silver Sequins
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Zoe Thinking of You

This thank you card was made for a friend of ours in Wyoming using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #121 and combining it with ColorMyHeart Color Dare #155.  Couldn't wait to use the Zoe paperpak after my return from Wyoming; but was delayed because I had computer problems that I had to resolve before getting back to my card addiction.  

The flowers were all stamped, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to pop against the soft tones of the Zoe paper.  Flowers were adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape at different levels. Edges of card panels were distressed with leaf green ink, with the smaller panel lifted with 3D Thin Foam Tape.  The background Green Panel was embossed with a Dot Folder.  Sentiment was stamped in Whisper.  Embellishments added to the Glacier Flower, and two flowers on the Sentiment corners. 

The inside was stamped with Flowers, layering them and another Sentiment "Thank You."  Personal note will be added.

Color Dare:  Today we are daring you to use the colors from the Brand New, Hot-off-the-Press, paper pack, Zoe! 

Also submitted to:
The Outlawz - Saturday Paper Ala Mode
August 15-21, 2005 - Twist: Flowers

Close up of the heat embossed flowers to show how they pop against the soft colors of Zoe paper.

All CTMH Products unless specified otherwise:
Design Paper:  Zoe
Card Stock:
     Daisy White, Sorbet
     Flowers from C1599 Pretty Petals Flair
     Sentiments from C1350 Dainty Thoughts
Embossing Powder:  Wow Clear
Embossing Folder:  CTMH Dot Embossing Folder
     Pearl Opaques Gem
     Chalk It Up Assortment
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape    

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunshine, Freedom and a Little Flower #3

8/17 (Team Cashmere, hostess Angela) Good Day, Sunshine  

Heart2Heart Guest Designer Entry for August 17, 2015 - Good Day/Sunshine "Sunshine, Freedom & a Little Flower"

CTMH Products unless otherwise specified
Design Paper:  "Blossom" and "Taste of Summer"  
Cardstock:  Daisy White, Sunset 
Special Paper:  Butterfly - Glitter Paper "Green Leaf" 
     and backed with Vellum
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Flower/Daisy - "Don Juan" Cartridge
     Butterfly - Front of Card "Home for the Holidays-Spring" Cartridge 
     Butterfly - Inside of Card "Picturesque" Cartridge 
     Sun Panel Yellow Cardstock: Avery Elle Burst Die
Stamp Sets: 
     Sentiment - CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase
     Sun Panel White - S1304 My Sunshine SOTM
Ink:  Black, Sunset and Buttercup
     Bling Gems-Gold
     Coral Reef Sequins
     Wink of Stella on Flower

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Happy Is As Happy Does

8/10 (Team Slate, hostess Alyson) Ticket to Ride  
Heart2Heart Guest Designer Entry for August 10, 2015 - Ticket to Ride "Happy Is As Happy Does"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise 
Stamp Sets:   
     B1473 Flowers for Mom Holiday - Card Front 
     D1653 Happy Everything Operation Smile - Sentiment
     CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase - Inside of Card Bike and Flowers
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Center 
     CTMH Artfully Sent - Bicycle
     CTMH Artbooking - Grass 
     Paper Pups - Sun Dog 
Cardstock: Daisy White, Canary and Pear,  
Design Paper:  None 
Embellishments on Bike:  Purple Glitter Paper,   
Other:  Liquid Glass, 3D Thin Foam Tape    

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hoo's Having a Birthday

8/3 (Team Cashmere, hostess Brandi) Birthday Bash

Heart2Heart Guest Designer Entry for August 3, 2015 - Birthday Bash  "Hoo's Having a Birthday"

For the inside of the card I used the flower explosion tutorial by Shira at The Little Green Box.  I had done this type of card previously and thought I could adapt it to this fun card.

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise specified: 
Stamp Sets:  CTMH B1450 Owls Seasons & Nature
Die-Cuts:  Cricut Design Space
     Birthday Bash - Cake
     Winter Flolic - Presents
     CTMH Artiste - Balloons
     Doodle Charms - Party Hats 
     Hoot & Holler Birthday - Sentiment on Front of Card
     Cricut Text - Sentiment on Inside of Card 
     Art Nouveau - Acorn Leaves 
     Design Space - Ovals
Design Paper:  Sonoma
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cocoa
Other:  3D Thin Foam Tape, Liquid Glass