Friday, August 23, 2019

Color Dare #357

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #357 TicTacToe (3rd Column: Sage, Toffee, Sapphire + additional colors: Sugarplum, NE Ivy, Ballerina and Peach) combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #330.  

Loved the sketch, just the way it was, so decided to select some flower dies and leaves for my focal point.  Used design papers for the flowers, and cardstock for my leaves and adhered with 3D thin foam tape. Panels were layered with Toffee cardstock.  Big Bold stamp of Thanks cut from sapphire cardstock and wanted to balance out that color so added a Butterfly at the top of the floral.   






Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too. Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #356 which is still open.

Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Crafter's CafĂ© Challenge #225 "Dotty, Stripey or Something 
     Beginning With "A" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Feels Like Home 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, NE Ivy, Sage, Toffee and White Daisy
Die Cuts 
     Taylored Expressions "Sentiment Thanks" 
     Reasonable Dies F1371 "Flowers"  
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1323 "Dancing Butterflies" 
     Paper Smooches #SED259 "Foliage 2" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Monday, August 19, 2019

Double Trouble #36 - TicTacToe Joy of Sets

DT card for Double Trouble "Round & Round" partnering with Joy of Sets TicTacToe #008 (Bottom Row: Plaid, Red, School) and using the Try Stampin' of Tuesday Sketch #421. Off to Cricut Design Space for School images ... found a cute backpack and cut from plaid design paper for my focal point; but later decided to use in the inside of the card because I wanted a sentiment also.  The other two panels in the sketch were replace with row of books and two pencils.  Needed something in the upper r-h corner and these little apple Sprinkles were in the mail...perfect for my corner embellishment.  




  


Was going to use this for my card front as my focal point but instead used it on the inside corner.  

 










Thing 1: Trouble Maker 

says, "Wheels on the Bus, Go Round, Round, Round".  Come around and Sing-along and include something round on your project or create a round card.  You can stop here,,,











OR … you can choose to use Thing 2: Twisted Sister's Optional Twist "something associated with school" and you're on your way to completing a TicTacToe row/column/diagonal at Joy of Sets 


Also submitted to the following
Moving Along with the Times #140 "Back to School" 
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Papers (Aug) 
Kat Scrappiness "Back to School"  

 
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid" 
Cardstock 
     Glacier, Lagoon, Canary, Cranberry, Black and White Daisy
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 "Dashing Circles" 
Cricut Design Space 
     Autumn Celebrations M347E9 "Back 2 School"
     Wrap It Up M469D0 "Books"  
     Lovely Floral M4112E "Pencil" 
Embellishments 
     Kat Scrappiness "Apple Sprinkles" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

     

Friday, August 16, 2019

It's Your Special Day - Color Dare #356

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #356 combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #329.  My daughter's husband, Pat, and my son, David, purchased a cabin in Heber AZ (3 hours north of their homes) as their weekend retreat and man cave; but little do they know when this renovation is complete there just may be a small crop group periodically going up on a weekend.  

This is a Birthday Card for my son-in-law.  He has a silver truck which will be filled with a number of tools they will need to start the renovation.  The accent colors "Sapphire" and "Mint" were selected because these are close to the colors they are using for the interior. 

Found these cute sequins in my stash and they were ideal for hubcaps and the embellishments.  One of the saws was used for the sentiment.     







Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too. Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #354 which is still open.


Please submit to the following challenges:  
Just Add Ink #470 "No Stamping"
Krafty Chicks Challenge #468 "Masculine"
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge (Aug)
The Male Room Challenge #117 "Birthday"
Sisterhood of Crafters "Die-namics"
AAA Birthday #4 "For the Boys"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Papers
     Mix In "Celebrate" Accent Colors "Sapphire and Mint" 
     DCWV Metallics Mat Stack "Silver"  
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Black and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies #DM0499 "Truck" 
     Reasonable Dies #GHGZ 11099 "Tools" 
Stamp 
     Safari Ballet A1180 "Everyday Life" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Journey Sequins "Holida Elements" 







Friday, August 9, 2019

Sorry I'm So Slow - Color Dare #355

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #355 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #328. This was made for my Grand-daughter's 13th Birthday...she loves sloths and when I saw this stamp set it was an immediate purchase.  The goldrush leaf design paper was perfect background for the sloth hanging from the tree branch and the die cut leaf border was perfect for the scalloped edge and was complemented by the green polka-dot design paper. 

The sloth was stamped, cut by the Brother Scan and Cut, colored using Copic Sketch alcohol-based brush pens colors closest to the CTMH colors, adhered with 3D thin foam tape and liquid glass was added to the eyes.  Sentiment was stamped with Espresso ink and NuVo drops placed randomly around the sentiment.  



Another stamp of a sloth was colored and added to the inside right-hand corner of the card and room left for a personal note.  








Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too. 

Don't Forget:  Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks, so please join us and also check out our previous Challenge #354 - Closes Aug 15th.     


Also sent to the following Challenges
     1-Image, 2-Design Papers, 3-gems, 4-lines of sentiment, 
     5-or more Leaves 
     Used the Colors Orange/Green/Brown and a 
     Forest Animal Sloth  
 

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Grateful Heart 
Cardstock 
     Espresso, Toffee, White Daisy
Stamp Set
     Inky Antics NicoLour "Sloths" 
Die 
     Penny Black 51-325 "Leaf Edger" 
Inks/Pens 
     Espresso and Black Inks 
     Gelly Roll 05 Pen
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base brush Pens 
          E40, E42, E43 (Toffee) 
          E74 (Espresso)
          100 (Black) 
          YG67 (Fern) 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 
     NuVo Crystal Drops "Bottle Green" 






Monday, August 5, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #35 - Ahoy, Matey

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Challenge that is! Here is my Design Team card for Challenge #35.    



Thing 1: Trouble Maker


Our challenge for the next two weeks (Aug 5 - Aug 19) starts out with a 3-2-1 Recipe to include more than the recipe ingredients stipulated, but you need to include at least the required minimum for successful results (3-Colors, 2 design papers, 1-Image).


You can stop here if you wish...OR, to earn extra points for our prize drawing with the optional twists below.

Thing 2: Double Dare and Thing 3: Twisted Sister


You have the option to enhance the recipe and stir it up by using Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch # 420 

and/or the Twisted Sister's fun twist "anything nautical".  


You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog (insert link)



Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!  

Also Submitted to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Regatta 
     Paper Fundamentals "Sapphire" for layering 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Digital Images 
     Craftin' Desert Diva's "Ahoy Matey" Pre-Colored 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape and Circles 

      

Friday, August 2, 2019

Hello - Color Dare #354

This is my Dt Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #354 combined with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #419 using the Optional Theme "Embossing".  

This CAS sketch was excellent for a 3-color TicTacToe palette and quite easy to incorporate a three color design from the TicTacToe Board.  Chose one of my beautiful flowers, layered, adhered with thin 3D foam tape, added glitter to the flower, added a silver gem to the center of the flower and popped up on the green square.  Paper Smooches has a die with several Hello's on them and thought this one was so pretty.  

It wasn't until I finished the card and started my post I noticed that I was following the Joy of Sets TicTacToe for July (which had been closed).   








Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.


Also sent to the following challenges:
     Must use at least one die 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy Sweet Leaf" 
Cardstock 
     Sweet Leaf, Pansy, Pewter and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #J1D116 "Hello Words" 
     Reasonable Dies #5A26411 "Flowers" 
Other Embellishments 
     Silver Glitter Pen 
     Beary Christmas Dots 
     Darice Embossing Folder "Crackle"  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Buddy Post Coffee Loving Cardmakers with Paper Smooches

My daughter (aka Lisa Bzibziak) asked me and my friend, neighbor and member of our Little Crop Group (Melanie Richards) if we wanted to participate as Buddies for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with our focus on using a sketch and products from Paper Smooches.  And an extra plus, I was able to combine with the Three Amigos last Challenge "Inspiration Board".  

Our job was to select a sketch from Paper Smooches. So off to the internet...looking up some of the oldest sketches and found this Sparks Challenge from July 2011. Interesting concept whereby each month you were given (10) sketches and/or a color combo of (12) choices. We chose the first sketch and the next morning we went off to a crop together at my daughter's...what a fun time, lunch at Lisa's home and ended with dinner at Red Lobster. 

This card has also been shared with Double Trouble "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" Challenge #34 using our Twisted Sister's Optional Twist "Sunshine" - Please check us out - you probably already have something you have created that will fit this challenge...come aboard with Thing 1, 2 and 3...we would love your participation.     




From left to right: 
Melanie - Stitches And Smudges 
Lisa - Life of a BZScrapper 
and Sue (That's Me) - I Luv Scrapping Too 

I knew the dies and stamps I was going to use and of course what my layout would be but it took me a long time to put them together.  Colored the sun/cloud stamp and the cup with Copic Sketch pens...that was the easy part.  


Gemini was kept pretty busy...cut several Paper Smooches "House Plants" in many different design papers and placed them against some very plain background papers. It wasn't until I came across a cute cloud background that I could see my card coming together. Again, there was a lot of switching around the different patterned House Plants previously cut but finally saw that background was an excellent choice. It was time for our trip to Red Lobster so my card was finished at home. 


At home, cut out one more "House Plant" and it was the one that made it pop, adhered to the background with the last cut placed with flower and leave edges curled for dimension. 


The larger cloud was adhered directly to the background and the cloud/sun was layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  The little birdie and sentiment were final adds to my card.  



THERE IS A GIVEAWAY: The more visits and love you leave the better your chances for winning! Hope you'll check out the Buddy Post up on the Coffee Lovers Blog here and make a comment to be eligible for the giveaway, and for additional entry leave a comment on each Buddy's Blog.

Also sent to the following Challenges:  

Products Used
Design Papers 
     Doodlebug Design "Hello Sunshine" 
Cardstock 
     Sage and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyille" 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches J2D391 "House Plant" 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyville" Thin Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Curly Clouds" 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Alcohol-Base Brush Pens 
         C1, BG10, Y19, Y35 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Monday, July 29, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #34 - SomeThing AnyThing and EveryThing

This is my DT card for Double Trouble #34 "Something Anything and Everything" including Twisted Sister's optional twist of Sunshine and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch No. 418.  

Paper Smooches has an adorable Sunshine Cup die.  Many cuts of this die were made in a variety of design papers from Magical.  After arranging the many papers I finally got the recipe I wanted for a bright sunny day...did a lot of layering with the extra pieces...magical.  Can't get much better than to get up in the morning, throw on some flip flops and take a cup of coffee out on the patio.  




"Grab your Stuff" and join us at Double Trouble

THING 1: Trouble Maker

says, "This is a 1-Week Free-for-All Challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". 

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me Happy." Create your impression of Sunshine, Sunburst and/or sunrays using paper and/or techniques (stenciling, embossing, sponging, masking, die cutting, etc.) This is an OPTIONAL twist.

THING 2: Double Dare
dares you to multiply the fun and link up your project with any of our previous partners, however, make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.




Also Submitted to the Following Challenges. Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.     
Paper Smooches "Anything Goes" (missed date to submit) 
CLC Caffeine Fueled Paper Play "July" 
Crafty Friends Challenge "Summer" 
Daring CardMakers "Whatever the Weather" 
Cardz 4 Galz #101 "Sun, Sea and Sand" 
Ellibelle's Corner "Summer themes" (June/July) 
The Outlawz - Tuesday "TicTacToe" 
     (Column: Blue, Red, Pattern Paper) 
As You See It Challenge #205 "Beaches" 
Simon Says Stamp which is Bright and Cheerful 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Magical Paperpack and Zip Strip 
Cardstock 
     Saphire, Crystal Blue and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1290 August Word Puzzle 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #J2D441 "Cuppa Sunshine"  
     Sizzix #662347 Framelits w/Stamps 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape