Friday, June 14, 2019

Thank You For All You Do - Color Dare #347

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #347 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #320.  Decided to do a CAS card and follow the sketch without too many changes.   Needed a couple practice runs on using Waffle Flower's multi-layered stamps for the butterfly...my practice runs paid off and final was much better than my first attempts.  Anxious to use this with a variety of colors.  







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 submitted to the following challenges
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #27 "Things With Wings" 


CTMH Products unless specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Paper Fundamentals “Sapphire”
Card stock
     Mink and White Daisy
Stamps
     Flora & Fauna “llama Love Set”
     D1629 Just to Say
     Pink & Main PM0292 “Pattern Maker”

     Waffle Flower “Pretty Wings”  
Inks 
     Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier and Black 



Friday, June 7, 2019

Love - Color Dare #346

This is my DT project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #346 Love of Color (Using all the Colors on the Board) and combined it with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #319.  When I looked at this color palette along with the sketch it shouted out all the colors needed for a beautiful floral wreath.  

Selected a stitched tag for my floral wreath, chose a scribble circle for my wreath base, stamped the sentiment inside the circle, die cut/layered many small florals, leaves and butteflies which were adhered randomly on the wreath base.  Adhered tag on the Smoothie colored design paper, die cut a bow, adhered at the top of the tag along with a butterfly and then adhered this panel to a Sapphire design paper background.  Added Wink of Stella to the flowers and tiny sparkles to each of the flowers.    









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.  
  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Smoothie" and "Sapphire" 
Cardstock 
     Linen, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Candy Apple, Lagoon and White Ivy
Stamp 
     Sizzix "Circle Sentiments" 
Dies 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Stitched Tags w/Scallop Tops"
     Kea;/bukutues #34501536 "Small Butterflies / Flowers" 
     IO Dies #066-C "Small Branch Leaves" 
     Paper Smooches "Bows" and "Ribbon" 
     IO Dies #523-W "Scribble Circles"    
Ink
     Sapphire
Embellishments 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" 
Other 
     3D thin Foam Dots

Monday, June 3, 2019

Oh Joy It's Your Birthday - Double Trouble Challenge #30 "Background Technique"

This card is my DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #30 "Stencil/Emboss Techniques for background" and if you include Twisted Sister's optional twist "include a farm animal" you would then be eligible to enter your project in our partner's blog challenge 2 Crafty Critter Crazies "Critters".  

This was such a fun card to put together.  The barn is a cricut cut that appealed to me because it had pockets for a gift card.  The cricut die cut tags were modified using a piggy stamp from MFT and added several of their sentiments on the tags.  


Decided to use stencils for my background which were ordered some time ago and though the small cloud and rolling hills stencils were just what I needed.  Colors were sponged on and then adhered the barn and animals using 3D thin foam tape between each layer.  The most time-consuming was putting the barn together, but I'm so happy with it.  








THING 1:  Touble Maker 
Use a stencil technique in your project using spritz, paint, sponge, etc. OR if you don't have a stencil use an embossing folder. You can make a stencil using a die or cutting machine. In other words, no design paper for your background.
THING 3: Twisted Sister
Sing along with Old McDonald (song) and include a farm critter on your project. Even if your farm critter is not in the song, we can always add another verse!

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random prize draw if you include a "farm critter".


THING 2: Double Dare
If you have included a farm critter you can enter your project into 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #27.








Also sent to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Red Barn, Black and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     MFT "Piggy Stamps" 
Stencils 
     MFT "Clouds" and "Grass"  
Cricut Cut 
     Crazy Cool Cards M40F8F1 "Barn Cascade Care"
Inks / Pens
     Momento Black Ink
     CTMH Topiary and Crystal Blue Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - R00, R20, R81, R83, R85
          Y08, Y11, Y13, YG03, E08, E71, R59
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, May 31, 2019

Celebrate - Color Dare #345

This is my DT project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #345 "TicTacToe" (3rd Column Sage, Mint, Sugarplum + Canary and Ballerina) combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #318 and theme at Heart2Heart "Minty Fresh".  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.  


My decision for the row selected was based on the theme "Minty Fresh" and the 3rd column on the TicTacToe color palette appealed to me because of the soft colors, and added Ballerina and Canary to my selection.  Used the Mint on my background as the primary color which had Canary in the center of the white flowers.  Using Ballerina cardstock the strip behind the ovals were die cut with a decorative border die on both sides and adhered on background paper.  


All other pieces were die cut - two scalloped ovals using Mint and Sugarplum cardstock, another oval for sentiment, sentiment stamped and all layered and adhered on background.  The flowers were layered with 3D thin foam dots, adhered on background and then the leaves and center of flowers added.  





  

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Unknown - In my Stash
Cardstock 
     Mint, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Sage and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sizzix - Included with the Die Set Below
Dies 
     Sizzix 663510 "Layered Ovals" 
     MFT #054 "Upsy-Daisy" 
     Poppy Stamps #1779 "Eyelet Stitches" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Dots 


Friday, May 24, 2019

Hogs & Kisses - Color Dare #344

Here is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #344 Inspiration Board.  Rather than going with the theme for this color challenge decided to just use the colors in the Inspiration Board.  

Stamped the Hedgehog, colored with a variety of Copic Sketch Brush pens, and then fussy-cut both hedgehogs.  A scalloped doily was placed on the background paper and then adhered the hedgehogs using foam tape for dimension.  Often when I do critters I check out the "Punny" stamps from CTMH for the sentiment...this one fit hedgehogs even though it was intended for hogs (pigs) as intended.  Stamped the sentiment on a stitched heart speech bubble, layered with cranberry for the die cut heart in the bubble.  

FUN FACT: The hair on the back of a hedgehog is a thick layer of spikes (or modified hairs) known as quills. These quills are made of keratin, the same stuff our hair and fingernails are made of.  And hope my fussy-cutting shows the layer of spikes.  





Looking for fun color challenges?  Click HERE and see our DT inspirations along with other entrants for this current challenge.  Create a project before Friday, June 6th and enter in our Challenge...we would love to see what inspired you.  

And don't forget we have weekly color challenges which stay open for two weeks...so you have a choice of two different color boards weekly.  


Also sent to the following challenges:  
     Hedgehogs are so adorable and don't you think they would make 
     a good pet? Click here "Are Hedgehogs for me".
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper 

     Magical 

     Paper Fundamentals "Rustic Home" 

Cardstock 

     Cranberry, White Daisy and Colonial White  

Stamps
     Penny Black "Hedgy Gift Hedgehog Apple"
     D1751 "Punny Pals" 
Dies
     Rubbernecker 5119D "Nested Circle Scallop with Holes"
     LaLa Land Crafts "Heart Speech Bubbles"
Pens / Inks
     Black Ink
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base brush pens
         E000, E31, E35, E40, E42, E71, E77,
         R24, R27, R29, B24, B26, B45,   




Monday, May 20, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #29 - National Brown Bag-It Day "You're Sweet"

This is my Design Team card for Double Trouble Challenge #29 National Brown Bag-It Day (using kraft paper) and partnering with Try Stampin' on Tuesday using their Sketch Challenge #409 and using Twisted Sister's optional twist for National Pick Strawberry Day "include a strawberry".  Cut strips for the borders and used stitched border designs in each strip.  The image was colored with a variety of Copic Sketch alcohol-based bush pens, fussy-cut partially outside of the circle and adhered with foam tape.  The sentiment and embellishments were die-cut, layered and adhered with foam tape for dimension.  








Looking for fun challenges?  Join us at Double Trouble HERE and see our DT inspirations along with other entrants for this current challenge.  This challenge is open until Sunday, June 2nd, 11pm MTN...we would love to see what inspired you. 

"Brown Bag-It Day" 



THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "In celebration of National Brown Bag-It Day, I've asked the Unknown Comic from the late Gong Show to inspire our challenge. Use Kraft paper, even a paper bag for your project."

Don't get the Gong, come play aLong!

Don't stop here...for more fun check out the optional Sketch challenge below.



THING 2: Double Dare
says, "What a great sketch to use for Kraft as an accent in your design, so many choices of what panel(s) to use." 

It's Optional...if you use this sketch you can also submit to Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #409 between the dates of May 20th - June 2nd. Link your project HERE and you will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw. 


Use the DT cards below for ideas or use your own interpretation of the sketch. Feel free to change the orientation... rotate the sketch or use its mirror image. You may also modify shapes as long as we can see the basic sketch in your project. 

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "In my opinion I've been berry, berry good. Celebrate National Pick Strawberry Day with me and include strawberry(s) in your project and you can earn an additional chance at our random draw".  

This is an optional twist; however, this sketch offers a perfect opportunity to use strawberry(s) as an embellishment or focal point.  






Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Kraft 
Cardstock 
     CTMH Kraft, Willow, Candy Apple and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Whimsy Stamps "Mouse with Strawberry" 
Dies 
     My Momenta "Words" - Sweet 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1465 "Words Celebration" - You're
     Whimsy Stamps #2016 "Borders"
     Cottage Cutz #CC-400 "Stitched Fruit"  
Pens 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens 
     R81, R83, R85, R24, R27, R29, C0, C00 
     E50, E51, E31, E35, YG03, YG25, YG17
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Color Dare #343 - Wishing You The Best

This is my DT project for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #343 "Love of Color" and using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #316.  

My color choices were Sugarplum, Sage, Linen and Sapphire and pulled in silver/grey pearl embellishments.  I live in Arizona and love cactus...this die set jumped out at me to use as my focal point for the circle. Cactus are all in bloom this time of year and most flowers last only 1-3 days depending upon the kind of cactus.  






Looking for fun color challenges?  Click HERE and see our DT inspirations along with other entrants for this current challenge.  Create a project before Friday, May 30th and enter in our Challenge...we would love to see what inspired you.  

And don't forget we have weekly color challenges which stay open for two weeks...so you have a choice of two different color boards weekly.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge #462   "Buttons or Flowers" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Feels Like Home 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment Sapphire"
Cardstock
     Sapphire, Sage and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Stamps of Life "Die Succulents Two" 
     Peachy Cheap "Banners" 
     Our Daily Bread CBD270 "Fancy Circles" 
Embellishments 
     Opaque Pearls "Adhesive Gems"
     JoAnne's "Small Flowers" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, May 10, 2019

Coffee Isn't a Drink - It's a Cup of Sanity

This is my Day 8 - 2nd PM Card 
Thank you Amy, Design Team for your inspiration, work and dedication for another amazing and awesome Coffee Lover's BlogHop and providing such an overwhelming array of some 80 Super Sponsors in support of your BlogHop.  This is my final card for the BlogHop, and already anxious for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers BlogHop.  Thanks again for all your hard work in coordinating this fun BlogHop.  



Another card made from the The Daily Grind paperpack with the floral design paper.  This paper reminded me there was a Paper Smooches Floral that was similar to the flowers on the design paper.  Several die cuts were made in different colors and then pieced together on the floral design paper with layering.  Used another PML card that had a great sentiment and a cup with the same floral and layered it on another design paper because the floral for the full background was too busy.  

Please visit each of these challenges for inspiration and play along with us.      

Last day to join us at 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's BlogHop. All that's required is a Spring/Summer project to include a Coffee, Tea and/or Hot Chocolate image or sentiment theme … how simple is that.  All products are acceptable.  There are no limits to the number of entries and the more entries the better your chances for winning Coffee Lover's random-draw prizes from their many SUPER Sponsors! Please hop on by...thank the sponsors, join in the fun and link your project any time between Friday, May 3rd to Friday, May 10th.  

The project that you just created for the Coffee Lover's can also be entered into the following challenges, but make sure your project follow their rules.    


Double Trouble Challenge #28 "Spring/Summer" project with an Optional Twist to include "A Favorite Drink".  Any products are acceptable.  There is a limit of four entries. This Challenge will be open until May 19th and eligibility for Blog extends to the end of this challenge.  

BLOG CANDY:  In addition to the Challenge's random draw prize, we have additional prizes (aka Blog Candy).  Eligibility for Blog Candy is:  1) enter your Spring Summer project at Double Trouble Challenge #28 and 2) make a comment  in Double Trouble's post and tell us "Your favorite Spring/Summer Drink".  Click on Double Trouble Link above for additional detail and Blog Candy awarded. 


Double Trouble is partnering with Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #26 "Food/Drink", and your project can be entered in their Challenge too.  There are no limits to the number of entries and you can use any products and they have a random draw prize.  This challenge will be open for the month of May.    

      
Also submitted to the following Challenges
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     The Daily Grind "Expresso Yourself"  
     Paper Fundamentals "Goldrush" 
Cardstock 
     Goldrush, Candy Apple, Fern, Black and White Daisy
Die 
     Paper Smooches "Small Stitched Flourishes"
     Paper Smooches "Adorable Array" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape