Wednesday, February 28, 2018

You're Berry Special

Couldn't pass up this cute House and Mouse Stamp and decided to use it for Three Amigo's BlogHop Challenge #1 "Nom, Nom"  using The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #382, but turned to landscape.  




Each of the panels were cut to size and then using the using the Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Rectangles" centered them inside to cut the stitching on three of the sides and then centered it again on the fourth side and die cut just on the stitch.  

I stamped two of the image, colored the full image with Copic alcohol-based brush pens, fussy-cut the strawberry from the second image, colored and then layered on top of first image with 3D thin foam tape.  Gave great dimension to the strawberry but it didn't photo well.  





Also submitted to the following Challenges:
House and Mouse Friends "Anything Goes" - with Option of Spring Colors 



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Magical
Cardstock 
     Poppy and White Daisy 
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1508 "Dashing Rectangles"  
Stamps 
     Sentiment - CC1039 Taste of Summer      
Inks 
     Poppy Ink
     Copic alcohol-based Brush Pens 


Monday, February 26, 2018

Hugs, Fishes and Mermaid Kisses - H2H Feb 2018 Week #4

Heart2Hearts theme "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" ... share a little love from your kitchen, or pile on the layers and embellishments.  Guess what I picked. 

You guessed it...Pile on Layers and Embellishments.  The design papers for all three panels were cuts from the PML cards in the "Make Waves" and layered with Lagoon and White Daisy, and each panel embellished with liquid glass, glitter, flowers, fussy-cut fish, starfish and mermaid.  For the layout of my card I used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #253 which shouted out layers and embellishments also.    





Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's challenge "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" and submit your interpretation of this theme.  You also have until the end of the month to create and submit previous themes and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each  weekly theme during that month. Please join us.  


The inside of the card was bordered with a couple of the zip strips from the "Make Waves" paper pack.  





Also sent to the following Challenges
     


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Make Waves & (3) of the PML Cards 
Cardstock 
     Lagoon and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment - Craftin' Desert Divas
Embellishments 
     Love Nicole "Paper Flowers" 
     Michael's - Ribbon 
     Opaques Licorice Adhesive Gems
Other
     Liquid Glass covered
     Nuvo Glitter Drop "White Blizzard"
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 




     



Friday, February 23, 2018

TicTacToe Color Dare #281 Make Waves Color Palatte

This is my design card made for Color Dare #281 combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #441


You will get to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart color palette from the featured paper pack of the month. In February we have been featuring colors from the "Make Waves" paper pack. You must use and identify the three colors in a row/column of your choice with your entry. You may also add any or all of the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe board but you may not add any additional colors NOT on the board.

I chose to use the bottom row "Pansy, Bashful, Pixie" and other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe Board and a couple of design papers from the "Make Waves" paper pack.  


Zip Strip and one of the design papers were added to the borders on the inside of the card. 




Also submitted to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Make Waves With Zip Strip
     Bashful Glitter Paper 
Cardstock
     Pixie, Bashful, Black and White Daisy
Dies
     Piazza Plenty "Butterflies on Ribbon"
     Memory Box "Snowflake Circle"
Other
     Dollar Store "Thin Foam Sheet"
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



      

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hello Friend - H2H Feb 2018 Week #3 "Sunny Days"

The DT project for this week at Heart2Heart is a theme "Sunny Days" and a digital image from The Outlawz celebration for their 7th Birthday by Andrea - Sheepski Designs "Sunflowers" fit the theme.  Pulled out my copic pens, colored the sunflowers attempting to use a few of the copic class techniques I learned, and then fussy cut.  Die cut two jars using white cardstock and vellum, colored the jar on the white cardstock extending the stems, glued them to the colored jar, glued the vellum on the top and adhered sunflowers and jar to background with thin foam sheet.  

It still needed something...went through some of my previous cuts not used and found the burst of arrows which were cut from Cricut Design Space.  Had to improvise and cut out the area around the sunflowers and jar and then adhered to background.  Used a die sentiment and adhered to the vellum...pleased that it didn't cover up too much of the focal point.  



Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's challenge "Sunny Days" and submit your interpretation of this theme.  You also have until the end of the month to create and submit previous themes and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each  weekly theme during that month. Please join us.  

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!
Check out the Special Challenges page and Facebook page for details!!  The Outlawz have lots of prizes to give away and many thanks to the generous sponsors for contributing. 



Andrea of Sheepski Designs has donated a beautiful image for you to request and make a project with!! See the Special Challenge page to see how to get the beautiful Sunflowers image. 


Also submitted to the following Challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper / Specialty Paper
     Make Waves 
     Vellum
Cardstock 
     Glacier, Lagoon, and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Ken Oliver Crafts "Jar with Flowers/Stems" 
     Spellbinders Words #IN-037 "Words"
     Cricut Design Space - Arrow Background in stash Unknown in stash
Digital Image 
     Andrea - Sheepski Designs "Sunflowers" 
        Freebie for The Outlawz 7th Birthday
Other 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet 
Pens - Copic alcohol-base brush pens







House Mouse & Friends "Spring Colors"


I was invited and honored to be a Guest Designer for House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #260 "Spring Colors" and combined it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252.  

This image was from an earlier coloring class with Jennifer Dove at The Paper Collage and all it needed was a little touch up and some blending pen on a pen leak.  Chose some bright spring colors for the background and layered with the willow green.  Added the layered sentiment and some heart embellishments.  






This inside of my card was just a border of the same background paper as on the front of my card.  

Also submitted to the following challenges:  

I was chosen as the Top Pick for this week's challenge at The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Fur"  








Products Used:
Design Paper
     Doodlebug Design "At the Zoo"
Cardstock
     CTMH Willow and White Daisy
Stamp
     Stampendous "Floral Trumpet" House Mouse
Dies
     Cottage Cutz CCB-072 Wacky Stitched Square
     Peachy Cheap - Words
     Paper Smooches "Small Hearts"
Other
 Copic Pen Palette


















































Friday, February 16, 2018

It's Your Day - Color Dare #280

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #280 using the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #440.  The sketch and colors just screamed out flowers and flourish.  Originally  had a white panel with black trim but when the black was placed the contrast was striking and really showed off the bright beautiful colors.  Some die-cutting of flowers and flourish,  adhering with tape and 3D thin foam tape and Clear Wink of Stella for some soft glitter. Sentiment stamped in black.  




Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what bright and cheery projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our CD#279 challenge using Pacifica, Canary and Cranberry  and Gold optional  Click Here. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges:


  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy - Pixie" 
Cardstock 
     Pansy, Pixie, Emerald, White Daisy and Black  
Dies 
     My Favorite Things No. MFT054 "Upsy-Daisy"
     Ken Oliver Crafts "Jar with Flowers" 
     My Favorite Things No. MFT-088 "Fancy Flourish"  
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment from Balloon Animals SOTM #S1602
Inks 
     Black
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Zig "Clear" Wink of Stella 



Sunday, February 11, 2018

So Sweet - H2H Feb 2018 Week #2

Wanted my project as DT member of Heart2Heart to be filled with sweetness and love and feel it was accomplished by using the CTMH "Gimme Some Sugar" along with Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #439 and adding a cupcake for the Three Amigo's BlogHop Challenge #11 "nom nom".  My focal panel was dry embossed, layered and adhered to my background.  The cupcake dies were cut with other design papers, glitter paper and PML card from the same paper packet, layered and adhered to the oval embossed panel. Instead of a bow added a couple candy hearts, sentiment and sequins in the upper r-h corner. Card was made with generic sentiment so it can be used for any occasion card.  


The DT project for this week at Heart2Heart is a theme "True Love". Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is almost here! Share your true love with us, be it chocolate, a fur baby, or your significant other. You have all month to create and submit. Check out each of the February challenges and earn a badge for Perfect Attendance if you create a card for each  weekly theme during that month.


On the inside of the card stamped a border of hearts and put the frame from the oval die cut to add a sentiment for any occasion.  

Also sent to the following Challenges:  


Using Middle Row "Die Cut, Emboss and Floral"







CTMH Product Unless Identified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Gimme Some Sugar and PML Cards
     American Crafts "Glitter Paper Pad"
     Small face hearts cut from a Scrap in my Stash
Cardstock 
     Juniper and White Daisy 
Dies 
     MayaRoad "Celebrate Cupcake Bundle"
     Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Scallopped Oval"
Stamp Set 
     Celebrate With Cake SOTM
Other 
     Darice Embossing Folder "Quilt Blocks"
     3D Foam Tape
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     Ocean Side Sequins