Thursday, January 31, 2019

Love - Color Dare #328

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #328 inspired by the "Mood Inspirational Photo" and combined it with the MoJo Monday Challenge #508.  To pick up the colors in the photo "Heart Happy" was the perfect paperpack to use for my Valentine's Day card, and added the glacier cardstock for the framing of each of the design papers.  The die cut of the heart was layered with the same design paper as the square and the cut in the middle of the heart was used for an embellishment.  Finished the card off with the "Love" sentiment die cut using the glacier cardstock.  

Also sent to the following challenges
Heart2Heart "Love of Color" 
Cut It Up #166 "Hearts"  (Must use a die) 
Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love is in the Air" 
The Paper Girls "Sparkle and Shine"  
Brown Sugar Challenge #287 "Love and/or St Valentine's Day" 
Simon Monday Challenge "Love is in the Air" 
Crafty Catz #447 "Anything Goes w/Twist Lots of Layers" 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #127 "V is for Valentine"  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Heart Happy 
     Red Glitter Paper 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     My Momenta - Words 
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Heart Doilies" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love is in the Air" with The Paper Girls "Sparkle & Shine"

My DT card for Double Trouble Challenge #20 "Love Is In The Air" using optional twist "sparkling and shining" and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #300. And if you use Twisted Sister's twist, you can share with The Paper Girls Challenge #168 "Sparkle and Shine", our partner for this challenge.    

Chose to do a step card for a couple other challenges, and thought the AHSC would be perfect when rotating sketch to landscape.   

THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "We're celebrating National Hugging Day and encourage you to remember love, peace and kindness as you create."

Please show us your interpretation of "Love Is in the Air". Try using balloons, banners, sunshine, birds, butterflies, clouds, etc. as you spread love, peace and kindness. Hearts and peace signs are acceptable, too! And Twisted Sister's optional twist is, of course, anything sparkly or shiny. And if you choose to use the optional twist you can enter it at The Paper Girls Challenge #

New Secret Sister:  Don't forget to look for the cute image from one of the Secret Sisters within each blog, leave a comment, tell us who you hugged today and be eligible for a special gift.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:
    3 Embellishments: Teeny gems; 2 Patterned Paper; Butterflies

All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Basic "Linen"
     Pink, Silver and Black Glitter Sheets  
     Mint, Ballerina, Linen and White Daisy 
     D1269 "Endless Love"    
     Simon Says 5353 "Love Bouquet"
     Paper Smooches DED184 "Tiny Hearts" 
     MFT MFT054 "Upsy-Daisy" 
     I.O. Dies 667-Q "Spring Branches" 
     Lea'bilities 45-1536 "Small Butterflies & Flowers" 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Gold/Silver Glitter Gems 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Be My Valentine - Color Dare #326

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #326 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #299 and Heart2Heart's "Stamped backgrounds".  I was real proud of the challenges combined and that my layering did not take over the simplicity of the card. When I saw the sketch my memory just pulled me to an old CTMH retired stamp set "Patterned Pennant Flairs" that would work perfectly and with black ink it pulled in all the detail of the floral and gave me the center white panel naturally.  The focal point were all dies that were cut using the shapes as in the sketch, and the sentiment was used in place of the banner.  And of course the splash of my one color, red for the heart.  

Also entered in the following Challenges:
The Paper Girls Challenge #67 "Black & White" 
Try Stampin' On Tuesday "Sketch #391" Sketch Only Flipped to Landscape
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday 
Joy of Sets TicTacToe #01 (3rd Row: DieCut, Floral, Bling) 

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Card Stock 
     Cranberry, White Daisy and Black
     D1534 Patterned Pennants Flair
     Our Daily Bread Designs "Mini Stitched Hearts"
     Reasonable Craft Dies "Torn Edge Rectangles" 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dashing Circles" 
     Lawn Fawn "Be My Valentine Border"   
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     PizzazzAplenty "Black Rhinestones"

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thank You - Color Dare #325

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #325 using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #390 "Bold & Bright".  A lot of die cuts, and switching around of the layers was a real challenge to me.  It wasn't until I decided to use vellum that it all seemed to come together...and I was pleased with it.  

The background is the lighter side of Heather cardstock and layered with sugarplum.  Chose to use some of the CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Eggplant" and "Heather" design papers for the two larger panels using some crooked edge rectangular die-cuts, layered with same die cut with sugarplum and eggplant for a shadow.  Used vellum, a silver striped design, for transparency and adhered to the two larger panels. 
The smaller rectangular panel was cut using the same die and again layered with sugarplum for a shadow.  Using the same vellum, cut the flower, layered and adhered each with thin foam dots for dimension. Sentiment was die cut and adhered to small panel.  

This is just a closer view of the flower to show the detail and the vellum design paper with silver stripes.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Heart2Heart "The Important Things" - Word: Thank You, Love, Kindness  

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Papers 
     Paper Fundamentals "Heather" and "Eggplant" 
     All About the Gold - Back of one of Design Papers was Silver 
     Sugarplum, Eggplant, Heather and White Daisy 
     Reasonable Dies "Flower" 
     Reasonable Dies "Crooked Rectangular Stack" 
     Spellbinders "Thank You" 
     3D Thin Foam Dots 


Monday, January 7, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #19 with Creative With Stamps

This is my Design Team card for the Double Trouble Challenge #19 partnering with Creative with Stamps Challenge #34 "Mittens".  

Since the Three Little Kittens had lost their mittens my thought was to create a cute tag for a gift box with some mittens.  However, the guidelines at the Creative with Stamps Challenge requires a the tag was attached to another design paper with 3D foam tape and then added to my card base.  This tag made a great pocket for a gift certificate and now the kittens can choose their own favorite mittens, and sentiment left off because it can be used for difference occasions (Birthday, Christmas, Thank You, etc.)    


Double Dare Challenge #19 Ingredients: 
  • Thing 1 Trouble Maker:  Warm and Cozy - Patterned or Embossed Background and a Stamped or Digital Image
  • Thing 3 Twisted Sister - 3 Little Kittens who lost their mittens - Optional Twist: use a kitten or a mitten or something warm and cozy
  • Thing 2 Double Dare partnering with Creative With Stamps "Mittens" or something warm - Must be a card to be a Winner

Also entered in the following Challenges:
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday "Animals Antics" 
Pattie's Creations Design #154 "Snowy Days and Nights" 
Winter Wonderland "It's Snow Time" 
Stamplorations "Theme Stamp and Animals" 

Products Used
Design Papers 
     Polka Dot - Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss" 
     Tag - Photo Play Paper "Frosty Friends"
     CTMH White Daisy  
     Newton's Nook Designs "Sweater Weather"   
     Reasonal Craft Dies "Stitched Tags"  
     Copic Sketch alcohol-based Brush Pens  
     BG11, C00, C1, C3, E93, R85, RV17, YG03 
     CTMH Puffy "Heart"  
     Embossing Folder - CTMH "Dots"
     CTMH 3-D regular foam tape 

Friday, January 4, 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Color Dare #324

Expect innovative and interesting Color Challenges at ColorMyHeart Color Dare in 2019 - Color Challenges with more choice and flexibility, Monochromatic Challenges, our popular TicTacToe and new Inspirational Mood Boards. So let the Party Begin for 2019 with a TicTacToe Challenge using the color palette of "Oh What Fun" CTMH Paperpack.

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #324 combined with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #389. This paperpack is so bright and cheery and chose two of the brightest design papers for the background and used another for the banner which included all the colors on the Board except for silver. The hearts between the two backgrounds was a zip strip from the paperpack and the sentiment was a PML card which was fussy-cut and layered with a stitched oval die cut by 3D thin foam tape.

We usually use CTMH color names for reference; however, this week we are challenging you to choose TicTacToe row, column or diagonal and any other colors  from the Board that you wish to use, and any Neutrals of your choice.  You are welcome to use any products. We welcome Stampin' Up and all the other color competitors to join our challenge. 

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration and entrants for both these challenges and join us...we would love to see the projects you create. 

Also sent to the following Challenges:  
The Outlawz - Festive Friday "Christmas" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Oh What Fun using Zip Strip and PML card
     White Daisy 
     Tutti Designs 417 "Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals