Friday, May 25, 2018

A Cup of Coffee & A Good Book

There's a new Challenge in Town "Double Trouble".  Though many will be celebrating Memorial Weekend picnicking, camping and relaxing I'm sure there will be some scrappers that take this extra day, hide in their space and create.  So for those...Please click on Double Trouble and hop on by and see what we're all about ... and you may want to sign up for email or be a follower for future challenges, and thank you so much for stopping by.  

Double Trouble has two challenges in one.  The first challenge is to add two or more patterned papers to your project with an opportunity to link the same card to the  2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers BlogHop providing you include a Spring / Summer "Coffee/Tea and Hot Chocolate" theme.   

My Design Team card is celebrating Memorial Day, starting the day off with "A cup of Coffee and a Good Book".  





Day 1 Card 2:  2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers BlogHop. All that's required is to add a coffee/tea/cocoa theme item to your project.  All products are acceptable.

They have loads of great prizes given away for playing along. Anyone is welcome to link up any time between Friday, May 25th to Friday, June 1st. There are no limits to the number of entries and the more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random-draw prize from their many super sponsors! Prepare for a lot of scrolling through Super Sponsors and I'm sure they would appreciate a shout-out from you.  


Click HERE to submit to this the Coffee Lovers BlogHop.  


Also submitted to the following challenges


Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Doodlebug Design "Patriotic Parade" 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Waffle Flower "Books & Coffee"
Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Bam Bubble" 
Inks / Pens 
     Copic Sketch Pens - Greys and Pink 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 



Good Times - Color Dare #294

This card is my DT ColorMyHeart Color Dare #294 combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #265 and designed for the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer BlogHop theme.  TicTacToe Column 1 "Sapphire, White Daisy, Bashful" with additional colors Canary.  

New Challenge in Town "Double Trouble" - as long as you have two or more paper patterns on your project you can link to the challenge, and you will be eligible for a random draw prize.  Please stop by and see what trouble you can get into...would love to have you.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for any of these challenges ... would love to see what projects you will create.  This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks ... AND you still have time to enter in our previous Color Dare #292 Click Here.  



Day 1 Card 2 :   2018 Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers BlogHop. All that's required is to add a Spring/Summer and Coffee/Tea and Hot Chocolate theme item to your project ... how simple is that.  All products are acceptable.

They have loads of great prizes given away for playing along. Anyone is welcome to link up any time between Friday, May 25th to Friday, June 1st. There are no limits to the number of entries and the more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lovers' random-draw prize from their many super sponsors!  Please hop on by and thank some of the sponsors and join in the fun.  


Added a border on the inside of the card.  



Also submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Spedified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Beautiful Friendship 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Bashful and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     S1703 Tea-rrific SOTM
Dies 
     Paper Smooches DED181 Coffee & Tea 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs 1506 Dashing Circles
     Inside Border - Poppy Stamps #1788 Tailored Stitches 
Embellishments
     Magical Sequins
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Thank You - Color Dare #293

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #293 combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #264.  Used a combination of design paper from CTMH Beautiful Friendship and Paper Fundamentals and all cuts were made with assortment of dies.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #292 Click Here. 






Also sent to the following Challenges



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Beautiful Friendship & PML Card for Inside
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsey  - Canary" 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Sapphire" 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Canary (Honey) and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Spellbinders #S4-371 Butterflies 
     Poppy Stamps #1779 Eyelet Stitches 
     Lawn Fawn #LF913 Stitched Borders
     Cottage Cutz CCB-72 Nested Stitched Square 
     Cottage Cutz CBB Nested Stitched Rectangle
     Spellbinders #IN-037 In'Spire Words 
Embellishments
     Magical Sequins 
Other 
     


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month - H2H May Week #3

My Scrapbook layout for Heart2Heart's theme and Celebrartion for "National Scrapbooking Month".  There are so many ways to create scrapbooks ... traditional albums, pocket pages and digital albums to name a few. Scrapbooking is a way of preserving and sharing not only our memories but our families' recipes and traditions as well. Here at Heart2Heart, we invite you to share your way of scrapbooking and celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

Remember you have all month to play along with all of the Heart2Heart May challenges.  Don't forget each theme for May will be updated in the Blog Sidebar (top on the right-hand side) for easy access to the different theme challenges. 

Thought a whimsical page of some of our Spring Flowers in Arizona would be fun.  The flower photos were cut using one of my circle dies in a variety of sizes ... some photos cut in two or three sections so when placed on the page different dimensions could be used for each panel.  Going to Cricut Design Space purchased one of the cactus images, modified to fit my background,  used an assortment of design papers, zip strips and complements  from "Prickly Pear" and starting arranging everything on the page.  



Had  the background, sides, letters and cactus pretty much assembled.  Added 3D foam tape to the middle of the cactus for dimension and roundness and placed and adhered the one three-piece flower cut on the top right-hand side.  Running out of time before going to Our Little Group for a crop, gathered the Prickly Pear complements, zip strips and balance of photos to complete at the Crop. 

Knew once at the Crop I could ask my daughter for suggestions on the ideas of my layout since she has had so much experience in doing layouts ... like about 50 big albums or more.  Usually when asking for assistance she graciously offers ideas ... even though knowing I'll do what I want anyway.  However this time a lot of her suggestions were put in action, and even the other members of our group gave their suggestions too. 

One of the first changes my daughter suggested was to put a shadow on the letters so they stood out more.  So with my most precious Cricut Tool (the wider spatula) carefully removed the letters and added the shadow.  The rest were suggestions on juggling items around and adding a little more whimsical with the complements, zip strips and other die-cuts. 

My finished layout are the many shared ideas from Our Little Crop Group ... of course I had all final decisions.  I wasn't sure whether beautiful flowers could be mixed with whimsical; however, the flowers pop right out of the page, and then it bring you into the whimsical.  I am so pleased with the end result and hope you enjoy all the activity in this layout.     






Also submitted to the following Challenges Please visit these other challenges to see the many DT inspiration and entrants projects.  



Beauty of Cacti Flowers, along with Whimsical, how feminine is that.  First time entry in this Challenge and would like to share so pop in The Rubber Buggy for the current May challenge and the variety of themes and challenges they have had in the past. Great themes and inspiration offered.  


Spring in AZ - Cacti Flowers



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Prickly Pear Design Papers and Complements 
Cardstock 
     Emerald, Lemon and White Daisy 
Images 
     Cacti Flower Photos 
Cricut Design Space - Die Cuts 
     Ole Cartridge #M35B2B "Cactus"
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles 
     Stampin' Up #141712 "Sizzix - Large Letters Framelit Die"
     Paper Sweeties "With Love" 
     Piazza Plenty "Birdhouse and Bird" (Small Bird) 
     Peachy Cheap "Spring Dies" (Larger Bird)
Other
     3D Foam Tape - Regular and Thin


Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Birthday - Color Dare #292

My DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare 292 ... Because the colors in this challenge are so soft it shouted out a Baby card. Picked out a background die that hadn't been used yet because the cut never went deep enough but thought my experience with cutting dies was improved ... wrong.  So it isn't me, it's the die; however, decided to work with it.  Where the die cut through perfectly those pieces were removed and where the die cut through partially 3D thin foam tape was applied at the tip of each wave and adhered the background on the sides and in the middle, with Bashful cardstock, so that the foam taped waves stuck out.  Pleased with the background, now what.  


Going through my stash there was an adorable cake which was beckoning to be colored and perfect for a first Birthday.  Colored with copic pens (using the colors in the challenge), cut two scalloped hexagon dies to pull in the yellow and pink from the cake and adhered cake using 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment die was cut three times and layered before applying to the card.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #291 Click Here. 


The inside of the card was another scrap in my stash and the right color, so just added the party music notes to the inside of the card and left rest of inside for a special note.




Also sent to the following Challenges:  









CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Linen, Bashful, Canary and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     D1407 Piece of Cake 
Dies 
     Avery Elle Elle-Ments Waves D-0606
     Pink & Main #PNM038 Scallop Hexagon Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1465 Words 1 Celebration
     Memory Box #98757 Party Music 
Inks / Pens 
     Black 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base Brush Pens 
            Y13 (Yellow), W1 (Grey) and R81 (Pink)
Other 
     Shimmer Pen 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Monday, May 7, 2018

It's Your Day #2 - H2H May Wk #2

My second card made from the extra die-cuts from "It's Your Day" Mother's Day Card #1 using the same sketch and theme.  Heart2Heart "Mother's Day" combined with MFT Card Challenge #382  Used sentiment of "It's Your Day" to make it generic for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special days.  





Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's theme "Mother's Day" and showcase your favorite project and you have until the end of the month to create and submit.  Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Blog.  





First photo are my extra cuts from Card #1 and the second photo is what's left after making Card #2.  Seems I need to find something to work with black...maybe next time but don't count on it.  And maybe I'll find something that works with my previously colored floral with different design papers.  




Also submitted to the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Charlotte 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sentiment from S1602 Balloon Animals
Die 
     Memory Box #99817 Floral Ball Collage, combined
          With Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles
Embellishments
     Fussy-cut Butterfly from a Digital Design in Stash 
Others
     3D Thin Foam Tape  


It's Your Day - H2H May Wk 2 Mother's Day

Heart2Heart "Mother's Day" combined with MFT Card Challenge #382 It appears the simpler the sketch...it's confirmed I make more cuts and changes in creating my cards but my post only shows the in between processes that complete my card.  At the bottom of this post I want to share with you "Miss Carrie's 10 Weird Habits in scrapbooking".    

Chose one of my favorite retired papers "Charlotte" for which I had lots of scraps to play along with.  Cut several background papers and die cut several circle frames and started juggling them around.  After my design paper panels were chosen the focal point was put together using both the negative and positive die cuts with a shadow. Additional flowers were fussy-cut from the design paper packet and layered on the floral design paper.  Stamped the sentiment on the square panel, added some embellishments in the corner and center of one of the flowers.  Used sentiment of "It's Your Day" to make it generic for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special days.  


   

Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's theme "Mother's Day" and showcase your favorite project and you have until the end of the month to create and submit.  Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Blog.  



Also submitted to the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Charlotte 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sentiment from S1602 Balloon Animals
Die 
     MFT #00796 "Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window"
Embellishments
     Sugar Rush Dots
Others
     3D Thin Foam Tape


Miss Carrie's Creations Please visit this site and you will definitely relate to Carrie's 10 Weird Habits.  Below is a photo of my extra cuts or changes to the card created above and does not include the cuts used on my card, inside and out.  My first thought of my card was to use a floral which I had previously colored but after I chose Charlotte design paper this went back into my stash for another time.  So my conclusion is that Carrie's not the only Weird Scrapper ... are you a Weird Scrapper too?  Let me know in comments.   


When I saw this pile of cuts to put back in my stash I decided to do another card and if you click on HERE you will see the card and the dwindling of my extra cuts.  This second photo is a tree that is used for my extra die cuts, stamped and digital images, frames, etc...this keeps growing.