Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Color Dare #89

Juniper, Creme Brulee, and Sorbet
A color dare at Color My Heart and a sketch at
CAS(E) this sketch make a good combination for a fun card.
The flowers from Enjoy The Little Things stamps set are stamped
tone on tone with Juniper ink and Sorbet ink. Sorbet ink was used
on the Creme Brulee circle because it was to light for a good image.
This sketch from CAS(E) this sketch was used for the
card pattern. So come play with us at Color My Heart
and/or share your take on the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Lollydoodle
Cardstock: Juniper, Creme Brulee, Sorbet. White Daisy
Ink: Juniper, Sorbet
Stamps: Enjoy the Little Things
Embellishments: Aqua Dots

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Cricut Challenge

A Book of Baby Firsts
I put together a sweet book of Baby Firsts. I used all the elements on pages 50 & 51
in the Artbooking booklet just to try them out. I also used Balloon Ride paper pack
for the softer baby colors of Sorbet, Creme Brulee, and Sky. I was just finishing up
my project when (Oh My) It's a Cricut challenge at Heart 2 Heart. So here we go.
Front Cover
Baby's First Photo
Baby's first smile
Baby's first food. 
In the pocket is a journal piece to list baby's first foods
Memorabilia pocket envelope
Back of envelope
Baby's first bath
Baby's first haircut with an envelope to hold that first
lock of hair.
Baby's first tooth and the date
Baby's first word with a place to write the word.
Journal page to write all the notes for each first in this book
Back page "Crafted with Love"
Now it's your turn to share your cricut project with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Balloon Ride
Cardstock: Colonial White, Sky, Sorbet, Creme Brulee
Ink: Black, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Sky
Stamps: All the Details, Crafted with Love, Keyboard Uppercase, Artbooking stamps sets, Hello Blooms
Embellishments: Balloon Ride Assortment, Ariana Assortment
Other: Assorted ribbons from stash

Monday, April 7, 2014

Color Dare 88

Fun With Easter Colors
Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Lagoon, Smoothie, and Sunset 
are the colors this week at Color My Heart
It's that time to set up my Easter display and the color dare at Color My Heart
worked out just right for this project. 
Lagoon basket, Buttercup jelly bean cup, and Smoothie egg holder 
made with the cupcake wraps from Artiste Cricut cartridge. 
Cut the egg holder 2" and cut the jelly bean cup at 2.25 inches. 
Buttercup basket, sweet leaf jelly bean cup and Sunset egg holder
Buttercup letters on the large clothes pin, lagoon jelly bean cup 
and sweet leaf egg holder
Sweet Leaf dimensional banners with buttercup letters on large clothes pins, 
Celebrate banner, Smoothie egg holder
So grab your Color My Heart colors, create something special and 
share with us at Color My Heart this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Skylark, Chantilly
Cardstock: Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Smoothie, Sunset, White Daisy
Ink: Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Smoothie, Sunset
Stamps Wings, Art Philosophy Stamp set, 
Embellishments: Epoxy Bubbles, Lagoon Assortment, Banner Dimensional elements
Other: Assorted Ribbons, jelly beans, large clothes pins, plastic eggs

Thursday, April 3, 2014

More Monogram Greetings

Free CTMH Monogram Downloads 
Four more cards with a new girly look and free monograms from Close to my Heart.
(If you missed my more masculine cards you can see them here)
Cut four cards from a pattern in Make It From Your Heart Vol. I or II
Choose your monogram and greeting and add them to your cards. 
Add some buttons, ribbon bows and doilies to give that girly look.
"B" is for Believe
I chose pattern #20 in Make It From Your Heart Vol. II
"C" is for celebrate. 
Add a doily, stick pin, and a ribbon bow. 
"A" is for Amazing!
Use a word that has swirls, add a doily, and a ribbon bow.
"E" is for Enjoy
Use a ribbon bow with the simplicity of the "enjoy" word for a clean look.
In case you missed the ABC's of monograms you can  find them here.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Ariana
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ariana Gray
Stamps: Believe in Yourself, Art Philosophy Stamp set, Love This, For a Friend
Ink: Slate, Smoothie
Embellishments: Black Mini Medley, Ariana Assortment, buttons
Other: Assorted Doilies

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monogram Greetings

Free Monograms 
Get your free monograms from Close to my Heart Here.
Print the sheet of mongrams, punch the circles with the 1.25 
circle punch, and make a quick greeting card.
"D" is for DAD. 
Choose a pattern design from Make It From Your Heart Vol. I or II
"G" is for Grandpa.
Use the Perfect Fit Frames to frame your monogram.
"F" is for Friend.
Choose a one word sentiment to go with your monogram.
"H" is for Happy.
The ABC's of monograms can be found here.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jubilee
Cardstock: Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White
Stamps: Perfect Fit Dad, Perfect Fit Mom, Card Chatter-Birthday, Perfect Fit Frames 2
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Triangle Studs
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart Vol.II #25
Note: More one word monogram greetings with the feminine look to come.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Country Flair With Embossing Fun

CTMH New Embossing Folders
Get your ticket to the country fair with this Jubilee embossed card. 
It's country flair time at Heart 2 Heart so come play along with the flair.
Embossing with Jubilee paper pack. Emboss the top 2/3
of the card with the quatrefoil folder. Using the back side
attach a bow border and embellishments from the paper pack.
To make bow border cut two 1" bows and one 3/4" bow.
Cut the two 1" bows in half and place on each side of the card.
Place the 3/4"bow in the center and attach a bakers twine bow.
Embossing with Ariana paper pack. Emboss stripes 2/3 down 
from top. Add a Bow border made with Ariana papers and
embellish with some Ariana butterflies.
Embossing with Lollydoodle paper pack. Emboss the polka dots on 
the top 2/3 of the card. Punch 1/4" circles using the polka dot 
print paper. Using the glue pen randomly adhere the paper 
dots to the embossed dots. Make bow border.
Color it up with the chevron embossing folder. Emboss the top 2/3
of the card. Emboss three colors using scraps. Cut the colored chevron
stripes in single and double rows. Attach to the embossed area as desired.
Embossing with Balloon Ride paper pack. Emboss the top 2/3
of the card with the chevron embossing folder. Emboss some scraps
 of  Saddle, Sky, and Creme Brulee.Cut out the chevron stripes 
and attach to the card. Make the bow border and stamp a 
sentiment at the bottom. 
Embossed stripes with 2 colors. Cut each section as desired. Leave a 
gap between the 2 colors to add a sentiment and embellishments.

I missed the embossing folder blog hop but you can take the tour starting here. 

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Ariana, Lollydoodle, Balloon Ride, Jubilee
Cardstock: Ariana: Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim
                  Lollydoodle: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Sorbet, Pear
                  Balloon Ride: Colonial White, Saddle, Sky, Creme Brulee
                  Jubilee: Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White
                  Two Colors: Sky, Sweet Leaf
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy, Saddle, Cocoa, Sky, Topiary
Stamps: Big Hug, Holiday Tags, 
Embellishments: Lollydoodle assortment, Flamingo Dots, Balloon Ride Assortment, Wooden Mini Medley,
Enamel shapes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Color Dare #87

It's Time to Play with Ivy Lane
This week I was invited to be a guest designer for Color My Heart 
just as I was making my annual Easter treat containers for my family. 
Since purple is the color of the day for this family I was playing 
with Ivy Lane when the call came. Great timing! 
Just in case you don't have this paper pack you can play along using 
blush, hollyhock, smokey plum, and some 
garden green if you still have some.

My treat container is a tin can covered with the green B&T and wrapped with
the zip strip from the same page. The handle is a 1.25" X 11" cardstock scalloped
with our scallop border punch. A 1/2" strip of B&T is adhered down the center 
of the handle. To make the bunny punch a 2" cardstock scallop circle. Ears are
made with 4" flower #6 (Art Philosophy) and 1.25" Petal #2 (Art Philosophy).
To make eyes punch two white 1/2" circles, two 3/8" black circles and one 
1/2" blush circle cut in half. The whiskers are bakers twine and the nose is a 1/2" 
 heart. The mouth is drawn with a black pen. Ready to add your favorite treats.

So grab you Ivy Lane paper pack or the colors from the pack and share 
your creations with us this week at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Ivy Lane
Cardstock: Blush, Ivy Land Green, Hollyhock, Black, White Daisy
Ink: Black, Hollyhock, Smokey Plum, Olive
Stamps: Tag the Occasion
Embellishments: Baker Twine
Other: White polka dot ribbon, Hershey Nuggets, Easter grass

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clean and Simple

Easter Wishes
A fun sketch at CAS(E) this sketch brings you Easter Wishes.
Clean and Simple with 2 layers, a butterfly and a bow.

Use this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch for your clean and simple creation.
A new sketch comes out tomorrow. 
Check it out and come play at CAS(E) this sketch.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Ariana
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Smoothie, Olive
Stamp: Family Love, Greatest Love
Embellishments: Ariana Assortment

Color Dare #86

Ponderosa Pine, New England Ivy, and Goldrush
are the featured colors in this week's challenge at Color My Heart.
Been wanting to play with my new stamp "Hope."  My favorite coloring 
trick is to stamp with a dark green and color in with the blending pen 
before the ink dries. This requires a dark green so I used Ponderosa pine 
to stamp the image. The flowers are colored with the blending pen 
and goldrush ink. "Hope" is stamped with goldrush and paper 
pieced over the original green letters. Quick & easy.
Take the challenge and share at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Flirty
Cardstock: New England Ivy, Goldrush
Stamp: Hope
Ink: Goldrush, Ponderosa Pine
Embellishments: Trinkets
Pattern: Originals "Background Bar"

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Color Dare #85

A Water Color Effect
With Hollyhock, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red
Using the backside of  a flower stamp from the stamp set "Enjoy the Little Things"
stamp first generation ink off to second generation. Give the second generation 
ink a soft spritz of water with the spray pen. Stamp the wet ink on a 
piece of white daisy cardstock. After the ink is dry turn the stamp 
over to the right side, ink and stamp the flower 
on the water colored spot. Cut your flower out and use as desired.
The colors this week at Color My Heart work really well for this technique.
Happy coloring and share with us at Color My Heart.
I used this fun and playful sketch from CAS(E) this sketch 
for my card pattern. You can show us your creation using this
sketch this week at CAS(E) this sketch.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Olive, Hollyhock, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Ink: Olive, Hollyhock, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Stamps: Enjoy the Little Things
Embellishments: Sparkles

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