Friday, April 29, 2016

Bon Voyage

This card was created for the Heart2Heart Challenge for using CTMH Regatta PaperPak and using the MoJo Monday Sketch 445.  

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper 
     Colonial White, White Daisy and Sapphire
Stamp Set 
     Ship and Globe - StampinUp "Traveler" 
     Clouds - D1609 Seaside Greetings Occasions
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Center 
     Rounds - Cricut Fonts and Basic Shapes
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #191Join us in this week’s challenge combining the colors, Colonial White, Sorbet, Sunset and Poppy (all and only) until Thursday, May 5, 2016 to create and link up your project ...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun. 

Combined the Color Challenge to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #156 and SweetSketch Wednesday was also a very similar sketch.  Please hop by to see the many DT member inspirations and join in the still have time.  


I wasn't real excited about this color combination, but I do like each of these colors how do I bring them all together.  Well, my concentration was on poppy, using the other two colors as accents, and colonial white to break between each of these colors. 

Since there were not too many design papers that pulled me into the color combination, I resorted once again to Paper Fundamentals and Cricut Design Space for die-cuts.  

The sun ray background was a modified version of the half sun beam.  Did some slicing, copied and reversed image, more slicing, lined up on top for full sunbeam, attached and welded.  Cut two panels of full sunbeam and adhered to background.  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

     Paper Fundamentals Enchantment "Poppy"
     Paper Fundamentals Adventure "Sunset" 
     Sorbet, Poppy, Daisy White Cardstock 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Hibiscus M31DDD - Life is a Beach 
     Hummingbird M3970A - Nouveau
     Sunbeams M42499 - CTMH Artbooking (Modified) 

     Awesome - Waffle Flower
Stamp Ink 
     Poppy for distressing on some of the pieces
     Ribbon Assortment - Michael's 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Arizona Spring Cacti Album

This Mini Accordion Photo Album was created for the April Heart2Heart Challenge "Photo Op" and will be given to my sister-in-law to share the beautiful flowers on our cacti in the Spring time of Arizona.

The first picture is the front of the album measuring 5" x 5" with the inside pages being 4" x 4" (measurements of the cuts are at the bottom of this blog.  I did one of these albums for my neighbor so had limited directions on how to cut and fold the album...I could not find a You Tube on this, and I believe my daughter shared these with me.      

This is the back side of the Album, stamping and masking two stamp sets.     

After cutting and scoring and adhering your (3) panels, you cut and lay out your photos any way you want, along with some design paper to break up some of the pictures.  

The next three pictures show you a closer view of each of the 3 panels.  

Also submitted to the following
Between the Folds - Challenge 20A "Flip Flaps or Fancy Folds" 
DL.Art April Linky Party "Anything Goes" 

The Outlawz Challenges - Thursday "Anything Goes" Twist: "Anything Goes" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     S.E.I. - Mirelle
Stamp Sets
     M1060 Arizona Everyday Life
     C1643 Stuck On You Seasons & Natur
     Ribbon - Chocolate Collection

Squash Book Tutorial: "MayMay Make It"  Toni Lynn Holstein Moffatt, a facebook commenter told me the name of this project.  So I looked on You Tube and found one similar to my album.  Click on MayMay tutorial for instructions.  Kinda wish I had this tutorial before I did my album and the edging and bow attachment would be correct.  

The combinations of your photos and design papers can be put on any space, in any order, on any square or triangle or you can even do a full square and use triangles.  Do whatever looks good for you. Make sure when you are adhering the design papers and photos that you don't overlap them on the fold lines.   


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

You Are Sweet, My Perfect Treat

Challenge #154
April 28- May 10, 2016
Sponsor: Imagine That
Theme: Animals + A Sentiment

Click on Aud Sentiments Challenge to see what the other Design Team Members have created and other entrant inspirations. Challenge runs for two weeks...create a project and submit by Thursday, May 10, 2016. Join us in this challenge and don't forget to Add a Sentiment.

Combined the "Ice Cream Girl" Digi from "Imagine That," and The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch to create my card, turning sketch to the right.

Also submitted to:
Quirky Crafts Challenges -

Products Used:

Design Paper/Cardstock
      CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Whimsey" Pink     
      CTMH White Daisy, Cotton Candy Cardstock
Stamp Sets     
     CTMH D1629 Just To Say Cricut Collection
Digital Image
    "Ice Cream Girl" Imagine That Digis by Kris
     Pretty Pink Posh - Scalloped/Stitched Oval Stackables
     MFT Small Rounds with Double Stitching
Die-Cuts Cricut Design Space (Previous Cuts in my Stash)
     Butterfly with Pearl Mist     
     Flowers with Gold Spray Mist
     Gold Doilies - Recollections 2.5 rounds
     CTMH Bling Gems Assortment - Gold     
     Michael's Assortment of Ribbons
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 

Mom - Mothers Day And All Occasion

The Outlawz April Progressive Freebie Challenge, using the image from Sheepski's Designs can be a Mother's Day Card or Any Occasion Card dependent upon the sentiment or personal notes on the inside of the card.  

Also used the sketch from MoJo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #444; but my calculation of time to enter in the challenge last week made it too late to submit.  So, I added a few more embellishments.  

The Mom/Floral image was printed, colored, die-cut, paper pierced around edges, inked stitching, added pearl mist spray and adhered to doily. Taking some of the colors from the focal point, cut several sizes of polka-dot design paper, and layered some with cardstock. Finalized with a few embellishments of sunflower gems, doily and a butterfly.  

Also submitted to the following

DL.Art April Linky Party "Anything Goes"
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #275 - "Mother's Day" Butterfly Cricut Cut 
Creative with Stamps Challenge #1 - Butterfly 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday "Sweet Spring"

Products Used

Design Paper/Cardstock 
     CTMH "Dotty For You" 
     White Daisy, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet Cardstock 
Digital Image 
     Doily - Waffle Flowers
     Pretty Pink Posh - Circle Scalloped/Stitched Stackables
     Gems - Queen & Co. Sunflowers


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Nuts About Fishing Gift Card

Between the Folds Weekly Challenge this week is using the CTMH Regatta design papers...which is a great masculine paper I made a Birthday Card for my grandson, who loves to fish and loves to shop at Cabela's for his fishing equipment.  The image is from BugabooStamps  "Nuts About - Fishing."  

For inside the Pretty Pink Posh rectangular stitched frame I used one of the PML Cards from the paper pack for the background, added a zip strip at the bottom, fussy-cut and adhered Mr. Peanut with 3D Foam Tape for dimension.  For a couple decorative panels behind the frame, using the inside of a couple frames previously cut, and adhered to the Anchor design paper background.  The tackle box was a die-cut from Cricut Design Space, and I created the text and adhered the sentiment to the Tackle Box.  

Inside of Card:  The same die-cut was used for the tackle box but enlarged to fit in a Gift Card, and the sentiment was from Cricut Design Space, but modified.  

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

Design Paper
     White Daisy, Pomegranate, Flaxen and Black 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Inside Sentiment - Birthday Bash #M3B919 
     Tackle Box - Outdoor Man #M4239E 
     Front of Card Sentiment - Created Text
Die-cuts - Other 
     Pretty Pink Post Rectangular scalloped/stitched 
Other / Embellishments 
     Fish - From Neighbor 
     3D Foam Tape - Thin and Regular


Friday, April 22, 2016

Butterfly Hearts

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #190Join us in this week’s challenge combining the colors, White Daisy, Pear, Honey, Gypsy and Ruby (all and only) until Thursday, April 28, 2016 to create and link up your project ...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun. 

Combined the Color Challenge to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #156.  


This week again my Cricut was very busy with these adorable butterfly die-cuts (modified) from CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, cut from Paper Fundamentals (shiny side) using all the colors in the challenge for the top layer, and then using White Daisy, a little larger image, to outline against the patterned paper.  Did several layout combinations of color against white or different background patterns, and finally decided on the following.  The red was so bold against the other colors, I decided to use the same bold at the bottom of the card and selected a ruby ribbed ribbon. 

On the inside of the card I used the butterfly color, which was left over, at the bottom right-hand corner, leaving adequate space for a note and/or sentiment.  

Also submitted to the following
Creative with Stamps - Theme "Butterflies"   

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified

Design Paper
     Paper Fundamentals - Ruby, Honey, Pear, Gypsy 
     White Daisy 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Butterfly M416E6 - CTMH Art Philosophy
     Ribbon/Bow - Offray
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kool-Aid Gift Bag Tag

My daughter-in-law asked if I could do a tag for my grand-daughters gift bag, for a packet of Kool-Aid, and to be given at the school closing for summer break.  This task directed me to Cricut Design Space to find a decorative die-cut. Two different sizes were created, one for the border, and the smaller smaller size for the sentiment. Sentiment was created with Text, attached text to the smaller image, and Cricut printed first and then cut each image.  Used the blue border because it's a cool color, attached the Sentiment, and hole punched. 

CTMH Product Used Unless Specified Otherwise
     White Daisy and Pacifica 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space
     Circle Frames - M4628F CTMH - Art Philosophy (Resized) 
     Text - Add Text Cricut,  3 lines, centered, grouped, added to 
          Small Die-Cut, attached and Printed/Cut on White Cardstock 
     Cricut Thin Pen - Blueberry 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

You Mean So Much to Me

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #155 combined with one of the April challenges  at Heart2Heart Challenges "Theme Four" 
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. 

My first thought was go to Cricut Design Space to pick out a frame for the cut corners and this was the frame I selected from CTMH - Art Philosophy. The frame was modified, welded and cut from design paper and a second frame cut with cardstock, a little larger, for the layering.  A second frame was cut imitating the larger frame changing to a square frame, and cut again in white and a little larger one in thistle for layering.     

Banner across card was cut from design paper, white and thistle cardstock, adhered each piece, then adhered to large frame and cut on the end to match the cut of the panel.  Small square panel was adhered to card with 3D thin foam tape.  One butterfly glued to panel and tip of wings rolled, while the second butterfly cut was adhered to center and pearls added for body.  Sentiment stamped, fussy-cut,glued to cardstock and again fussy-cut to take same shape as sentiment.  Pearls added to each of the four corners on the larger and smaller frames.  
Theme for Heart to Heart Challenge - Four:  My card had 4 corner die-cuts and 4 pearls on both the smaller and larger frames.  

Also sent to the following challenges:  

Creative with Stamps - Theme "Butterflies" 
The Outlawz Challenges   
     Thursday "Anything Goes"  Twist:  Favorite Color Thistle

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper 
     White Daisy, Thistle
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Frame M40683 - CTMH Art Philosophy, welded center
     Butterfly - Cricut "Home for the Holidays - Spring" 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 
     Pearls - Joanne's

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello Spring "Stair Step Card"

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #189Join us in this week’s challenge combining the colors, White Daisy, Thistle, Hollyhock and Juniper (all and only) until Thursday, April 21, 2016 to create and link up your project ...look forward to seeing your inspirations for this color challenge. We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors...and still join in the fun.   

Block card AKA Stair Step Card  by Deb Valder, You Tube, excellent tutorial on the scoring and assembling of the Stair Step Card...that was the easy the decision of what papers and theme to use.  The Color Challenge of course made it quite easy for a floral Cricut Design Space was kept pretty busy with cutting butterflies, flowers, and foliage in each of the challenge colors and having just received my CTMH Order my Sentiment "Spring," and in Thistle, was right in front of my eyes...easy decision.  The Floral arrangement at the top of the card was colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, and the little Chick and hello were also from the Penelope Complements. 

The height and width of the card was 4 1/2", but able to add embellishments 2 1/2" at the top of the card to fit in a 5 x 7 envelope. The photo above is how I chose to collapse the card with the sentiment at the bottom for mailing. The photo below is another way of collapsing the card.

Also submitted to the following:  
The Outlawz Challenges 
     Thursday "Anything Goes"  Twist:  Favorite Color Thistle 

Creative with Stamps - Theme "Butterflies"  

Cut It Up "Flowers"   

Below is a photo displaying how the Stair Step Card can be showcased.    

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

     White Daisy, Thistle, Hollyhock and Juniper
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy" Thistle
     ShinHan alcohol-based Pens
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Flowers - CTMH Artistry, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artiste
     Butterfly - CTMH Artbooking and Artistry and Picturesque
     Foliage -  Cricut Creative Bug and Spring Cottage 
     Spring, Hello, and Chick - Penelope Complements 
     Liquid Glass 
     My Tattered Angels "Glimmer Mist" Pearl 
     Thin and Regular 3D Foam Tape

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spooky Cute

My Design Team Project 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #153 
Theme: "Anything Goes" + Sentiment.  
Click on this challenge to see what the other Design Team Members have created and other entrants inspirations.  Challenges run for two weeks...create a project and submit by Thursday, April 26, 2016.  
Join us in this Challenge...and don't forget to Add a Sentiment. 

The card was designed using the April Heart2Heart Sketch Challenge, and making a tri-fold card from Tutorial on You Tube "How to make a Tri-Fold Shutter Card Base" by The Mad Stamper.  As I was looking through my papers I decided on "Scaredy Cat" and what's more appropriate than a Halloween theme...a little early; but you know how time flies. The tutorial was excellent instructions for the simple cut of this card, and then all else is left to your imagination and creativity on decorating with embellishments.  

The tri-fold made it possible to create the front of the card according to the sketch.  Selected one of the colors "thistle" from the design paper to use as my first panel on each section.    

Front of Card:  Chose my design paper using a paper similar to the design in the sketch challenge.  Then my concentration went to the focal point which took me to Cricut Design Space where I found a frame similar to the sketch which included a cobweb (Halloween cards need cut for the front of the card, and extra set for the inside. One of the images in "Little Monsters" Stamp Set had a spider on her a great picture for this frame and so cute, stamped, colored, cut to frame and placed behind the frames with 3D Foam Tape. 

One of the design papers had rows of fencing, cut three strips of the thinner fencing, and adhered with 3D Foam tape.  Sentiment was easy selection "Spooky Cute" and stamped on vellum so I didn't lose the design of the background, heat embossed with a purple embossment powder, and adhered to card.  Completion of sketch was the three embellishments (bows) at the upper left-hand corner.   


Inside of Card:  Well I was done with the sketch challenge, now for all the design papers and embellishments on the inside of the card.  Placement of design papers on other panels, Cricut Design Space die-cuts and already made die-cuts, puffies, some Wink of Stella, another stamped little monster which was colored and adhered with 3D Thin foam tape inside frame.  Done...below are close-ups of the detail of the inside of the card.    



Also submitted to the following

The Outlawz Challenges - Thursday "Anything Goes" 
  Twist:  Favorite Color (CTMH Thistle) 

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Design Paper
     Scaredy Cat
     Black, Colonial White, Sunset
Stamp Sets
     C1630 Little Monsters Holiday
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space
     Frames - CTMH Artbooking
     Spider - Ultimate Creative Sampler
     Web - CTMH Artiste
     Inside Sentiment - Happy Hauntings
     Hobby Lobby Halloween Crafts - Puffies/Bows
     Jillibean Soup "Witch's Brew" Die-Cuts
     Gems - Opaques Licorice
    3D Thin Foam Tape