Friday, October 30, 2015

My Pumpkin

This is a card made for the Freebie Progressive Challenge, donated by Gerda Steiner Designs, for the October Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.  First I colored the image with ShinHan alcohol based pens so that I could select an appropriate background paper...I selected a design sheet from the Pathfinding PaperPak which made it appear as falling leaves.  Used Cricut to cut a tree, but it appeared too small; thus cut another one larger and decided to use both.  Cut many colorful leaves and placed on both trees.  Popped up the one in the foreground with 3D foam tape making it appear more dimensional.  With a thin 3D Foam Tape, I popped up the image between the trees to make it appear as child is walking between the colorful trees on a path of fallen leaves with a cart of pumpkins.  Added a cricut cut puppy and popped up with 3D foam tape for a third dimension.  The sentiment was also a Cricut cut and adhered directly to the background and added Wink of Stella. Chose the chocolate design cardstock from Paper Fundamental for the back panel.  Added liquid glass to the tree trunks, leaves and pumpkins to bring out some texture.  

The inside of the card was personalized for the proud owner of this card

Also submitted to:

The Sisterhood of Crafters
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
"Fall is in the Air"

October Linky Challenge - Random Draw
"Anything Goes"

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Challenge #94 - Cute Halloween
A seasonal theme of  'cute Halloween', with the option of pumpkins or owls for those who don't do Halloween cards.

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper and Cardstock
     Pathfinding PaperPak
     Paper Fundamentals - Basics "Chocolate"
     Cardstock:  Ruby, Canary, Goldrush, Olive and Chocolate
Digital Image
     Gerda Steiner Designs - Girl pulling Cart with Pumpkins
Cricut Cartridges - Design Space
     Tree "Cindy Loo"
     Leaves "Disney Pooh & Friends"
     Puppy "Paper Pups"
     Sentiment "Minnie Monsters"
Pens & Inks
     ShinHan Alcohol-Base Pens, Variety of Colors
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape
     Liquid Glass
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear


Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Little Batty

The Colors on this card were from ColorMyHeart Color Dare #165, combined with a new challenge that caught my interest because it was a Cricut Cut and CTMH Challenge called Bitten By The Bug2 and the challenge was for a Halloween card to include a bat.  Click on either of these Blogs to see the Design Teams inspirations and many other cards submitted for these challenges.  

I started out with the Spider Web Card and Abigail from Paper Sweeties, and then pulled in other Halloween Elements to complete the card.  I selected the Paper Fundamentals Basics "Whisper" for the background because it reminded me of small webs. It wasn't until then that it struck me to make this into a shaker card, using some plastic sequins bats I had just purchased from Michaels. However, when I went into ColorMyHeart this morning to check to see if they had posted winners I saw ScrappyHorses (Katrina's) card which I may have sub-consciously scrap-lifted her shaker card. Also my daughter during the crop this past weekend did a spider web card too, but not a shaker. So, I was destined to use this spider web card.   

Added "Wink of Stella" Clear on Abigail's Witch Costume and Cauldron and added liquid glass to the contents of the cauldron to pull in shine and bubbles of the boiling pot.  


BittenByTheBug2 - Going Batty Challenge: Something easy, peasy for this week...chose to have a BAT on card or project.  Halloween projects are so much fun with all the cute images...can't wait to see what you come up with!  Click here to view what the design sisters have come up with...awesomeness for sure. Now, don't let the little ghosts or goblins get you!


This Card was also submitted to the following Challenges:  - There is still time on these challenges to submit your card.  Click on any of the Challenges below, and it will take you to the Design Team inspirations and the many cards submitted.  

Monday, October 26, 2015
Boo! Thats right folks...BOO! Bring us your best, funniest, scariest and most frightful Halloween layouts. Don't have Halloween or frightful layouts, bring us your boo boos, your oops, your how did that happen! If it made you say (or think) BOO, we want to see your crafty version of it!

Die Cuttin Divas 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Challenge #239 - Happy Halloween 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Monday, October 26, 2015  EOW
Challenge #263 - Fright Night

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Challenge #94 - Cute Halloween
A seasonal theme of  'cute Halloween', with the option of pumpkins or owls for those who don't do Halloween cards.

The Outlawz Challenges
October 24-30, 2015
Paper Ala Mode - Halloween

October Linky Challenge - Random Draw
"Anything Goes"

Posted on Facebook:
     Paper Sweeties Facebook Group

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Cricut Die-Cuts:
     Spider Web Card "CTMH Artfully Sent"
     Witch's Hat "Disney Pooh & Friends"
     Bat Lil Scare "Mini Monsters"
     Sentiment A Little Batty "Mini Monsters"
     Cauldron "Mini Monsters"
     Paper Sweeties "Abigail"
Design Paper / Cardstock
     Paper Fundamentals - Basics "Whisper"
     Cardstock:  Slate, Black, Whisper, Ruby
Inks and Pens
     ShinHan Alcohol-Base Pens - Black, Ruby, Grey
     Black Ink for Stamping
     Black Bat Sequins - Michaels
     Red and Grey Circle Sequins from Neighbor's Stash
     Zig-Wink of Stella "Clear"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Marienthal Country Inn Scrapbooking Crop

October 23-25, 2015 Marienthal Country Inn Scrapbooking Crop in Langford NY (near Eden).  My intent was to get a good start on my Christmas Cards.  I started my Christmas Cards with reference to the (10) cards Lisa (my daughter) made for a Christmas Card Workshop with my favorite PaperPak "White Pines" and the PML (Picture My Life) White Pines Scrapbooking Program cards .  These are the smaller cards (2 1/4" x 5").  

Go to and see the original cards for the Workshop, and join Lisa for a future Workshop.   I also used some of the images from the White Pines Complements for some minor changes and/or adds to a couple of the cards.

Changed the Sentiment Location and added the ribbon

Added the Bear from the Complements Die-Cuts
Added the Snowflake instead of Flower and changed the Sentiment
Added Liquid Glass to the Snowflakes

This card was a Workshop Card Donna Davis designed for everyone attending the Crop using the Christmas PaperPak "White Pines". Click here to visit Donna's blog (Diary of a Scrapbook Addict)     for other beautiful cards she has designed.  This is a 5" x 7" card.  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kaleidoscope Zoo Birthday Card

This Birthday card was created using Heart2Heart Cricut Capers Challenge and used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #130, turning the Sketch to Landscape.  The background paper is one of the design papers from Kaleidoscope making it appear as a rainbow forest of colors.  The cute wild life animals and Vine are all stamps from Wild Wonders Occasions, stamped and all fussy-cut.  The Clouds, Palm Tree/Coconuts and Grass were all dies from Cricut Design Space. Clouds were embossed and Liquid glass was added to the Coconuts to give them a rounded appearance.  

Heart2Heart - Cricut Capers 
Monday, October 19, 2015 

Also submitted to: 

October Linky Challenge - Random Draw"Anything Goes"

This is just a close-up of all the images showing the different layers which give the card dimension.

All CTMH Products Unless  Otherwise Specified 
Design Paper:  Kaleidoscope 
Cardstock:  Daisy White, Colonial White, Pacifica
Inks:  Saffron, Sweet Leaf, TerraCotta, Gypsy, Desert Sand
Die Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Clouds "Paper Pups" Cartridge 
     Grass "Disney Pooh & Friends" Cartridge 
     Palm Tree/Coconuts "Life is a Beach" Cartridge 
     Liquid Glass 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Friend

This card was made for the Color My Heart Color Dare #164.  Wasn't too sure how the grays would blend in with the other bright colors.  I framed the card with the Black and Slate and then layered with the Eggplant Paper Fundamental Paper.  Added a doily that I brushed with Whisper Ink, assembled the flower and then placed it in the middle of the doily with 3D Thin Foam Tape and added liquid glass to the center of the flower.   Cut some leaf vines and placed around flower and added sentiment...happy with the results of the color combination and layout which made the flower pop.  

Our Diamond Award Winner is Sue with her magnificent multilayered floral friendship card:
Also submitted to:  

October Linky Challenge - Random Draw
"Anything Goes"

All CTMH Products unless otherwise specified:
Design Paper:  None 
     Paper Fundamentals - "Enchantment" Eggplant
     Paper Fundamentals - "Adventure" Sunset 
     Cardstock:  Black, Slate and Grey 
     Glitter Paper - Closest to Pear 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Flower Digi "Jamie Lane Designs"
     Vine - Anna's Garden Cards and Embellishments 
Inks:  Black 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass
     Doily (Hobby Lobby) Sunny Side Up Bakery 4" Doily
     Opagues "Licorice" Gems

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall & Sunflowers "Missing You"

As I was planning my card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #131 combined with Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #163, I got to thinking how much I miss the Fall Season and the fields of Sunflowers back in my hometown in Western New York and created the card with this thought in mind for the Heart2Heart "Home Is" Challenge.    

Poppy, Goldrush, Canary, Cocoa, Kraft

Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Monday Oct 12, 2015 Home is...This week at H2H challenges we are taking a look at our hometowns. Some of us still live there and some of us have moved away. Let us see the area you grew up in, live in, or are from. Share your favorite memories, places, events....what ever you like. Just have fun with it and let it take you where ever it takes you!

Also submitted to
Twist:  Autumn Colors and/or Twine or Both 
October 12-18, 2015 

This is a close-up of the Sunflower and Butterfly.  The green in the center is only in the photo, sometimes yellow will be picked up as green.  Liquid Glass was added to the center of the flower and also on the stem and leaves to give it a little dimension.  

All CTMH Products Unless Specified otherwise: 
Stamp Set:  
     D1247 From Me to You 
Design Paper:  
     Sangria (Instead of Kraft, used Desert Sand w/Cocoa)
     Ink:  Cocoa, Goldrush 
     Cocoa, Poppy and Canary
Embellishments and Other:
     Wooden Butterfly Button from Peachy Cheap, Unknown
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass on Center of Sunflower and on Stem 
     "Tree House" Fall Leaf Mix, Metallic sequins
     Wink of Stella "Clear" by Zig


Monday, October 12, 2015

I Do (A New Beginning)

This is a Wedding Card made for my Niece's son and his new wife. See the picture below...this was my inspiration for choosing purples...these were the colors of her wedding party and flowers.  I am entering a second entry with this Wedding Card (A New Beginning) into The Hop to Stop to bring awareness to Domestic Violence.  Click here to see all the beautiful card submissions and join the Hop to Stop by simply making a card to feature purple, the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  

Check it out! 

Also submitted to:
The Outlawz Challenges - Thursday "Anything Goes"
Optional Twist: Make a Birthday Card
October 8-14, 2015 - Submitted without the Twist

All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
     Sentiment D1636 "I Do Occasions"
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space
     Card and Flowers "Anna's Garden Cards & Embellishments"      
Design Paper: Laughing Lola
     Sweetleaf, Fern, Gypsy, Eggplant, Thistle
Inks:  Eggplant and Black
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
     Enamel Glitter Purple Hearts
     Small Pink Beads - Unknown
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape

Thursday, October 8, 2015

If Friends were Flowers I'd Pick You

This card was created using Color My Heart Color Dare #162; however didn't seem happy after two different attempts of a card:  (1)  to use either Paper Sweeties "Abigail" or (2) masking some pretty floral flowers along a border.  Couldn't decide what to do with either attempt and the Color Dare's clock was running down...had to do something.  I sent a photo to my daughter's phone showing both attempts, side by side.  She suggested to change her dress to the same blue as the flower...I did, along with all the other colors, so that she could hide in the flowers, sneak up on anyone coming through the garden and surprise them.  Now I could complete my card (below see the picture of Abigail's first may see that one in a future card.)


Also submitted to:
The Outlawz Challenges - Tuesday "Color" with your own twist
Colors:  Tulip red, and two other colors chosen: Yellow, Leaf Green
and Twist:  Girl in colors of Flowers to Play Hide-and-Seek in Floral Garden
October 6-12, 2015 

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Stamp Sets:
     Flowers - "Wavy Blooms Seasons & Nature"
     Abigail - "Paper Sweeties, Abigail"
Inks and Pens:
     ShinHan Markers, All Colors close to the CTMH Colors of Challenge
     Ink Pads - Black and Glacier for some distressing around Sentiment
Card Stock:
     Daisy White
     Paper Fundamentals - Glacier
     Paper Sweeties Sequin
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape

Wicked Witch Can Be Bribed with Chocolate

This card was created using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #128.  No stamps used but Cricut Design Space for the Haunted House, Witch and Tree.  Used Glitter paper in back of the windows to make like there were dim lights in the Haunted House, and added the beaded flair to make the Witch appear as she was soaring through the sky.  Used Wink of Stella on all black images.  And who doesn't have chocolate hanging around the house on Halloween.  

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge  

This is a closer view to show the different layers.  

Also submitted to:
DL.ART Thankful Thursday "Halloween"
Thur Oct 8 - Oct 21, 2015

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge
October 5-11, 2015 "Halloween"

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper:  Scaredy Cat
     Sunset, Daisy White, Black
     Purple Glitter Paper
Stamp:  Studio G
Cricut Design Space:
     Tree "Stretch Your Imagination"
     Haunted House  "CTMH - Artbooking"
     Witch on Broom "Ultimate Creative Sampler"
Ink:  Black
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
     Sparkles Flourishes, Black 3/4"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sunshine Freedom & a Little Flower - The Hop to Stop

Again this morning, the sun was shining in the window and the card was just glittering so brightly; so I took another picture...this is truer to the color of the card, and it does have a softer glitter...but time to invest in another camera : )  
My card was made for The Hop to Stop to bring awareness to Domestic Violence.  Click here to see all the beautiful card submissions and join the Hop to Stop by simply making a card to feature purple, the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  

Check it out! 

For my design I used Heart2Heart Sketch Challenge and my inspiration came from one of my favorite stamps "One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower--Hans Christian Andersen" and everyone deserves this.    

Also submitted to:  
Twist: Use ATC Card (Did not submit with Twist)

CTMH Products Used unless specified otherwise: 
Design Paper:  Zoe
Stamps:  CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase - Sentiment
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space:
     Border of Hearts - CTMH Artbooking
     Decorative Circles - CTMH Artiste
     Inner Circles - Cricut Design Space Shapes
Cardstock/Glitter Paper
     Gypsy, Daisy White, Canary,
     Glitter, Purple and Gold
Inks and Watercolor:
     Gypsy and Gold with Glitter
     3D Thin Foam Tape
     Liquid Glass