Monday, May 19, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #94

Today's card is for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  I saw a card using a similar technique and I thought I would put a French spin on this clean and simple design.  And who can resist not using a little bling here and there.

Supplies Used:
CTMH Paper:  Buttercup, Hollyhock
CTMH Ink:  Archival Black, Buttercup
CTMH D1528 Jardin Stamp Set
SU Artistic Etchings Stamp Set

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches - 135

When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of using the Balloon Ride Stamp Set.  My finished card is exactly what I had envisioned.  Please take a look.

Please forgive the photo quality.  I have yet to master decent photos of my cards.  Any advise on that is welcome.

Supplies used:
CTMH D1581 Give A Lift Stamp Set
CTMH Balloon Ride Paper Pack
CTMH Juniper & Colonial White Paper
CTMH Inks:  Juniper, Saddle, Sky, Sorbet, Crystal Blue, Cashmere
CTMH Smoothie Striped Washi Tape
Blending Pen
Pop Dots
Glue Dots
Black Embroidery Thread

 Freshly Made Sketches 135

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

25 years ago...

Next week, my girlfriend celebrates her 25th wedding anniversary.  I stood up in her wedding and I can't believe it has been 25 years.  Back then I created a shadow box using her wedding invite.  A miniature wedding photo is in the frame on the table.

So for their 25th anniversary, I created a frame using the CTMH bracket frame.  I CAS'd the design from the CTMH catalog (Spring/Summer 2013) but used green and peach as accent colors, the colors of my friend's wedding.  I'm quite please on how it turned out.  A great big thank you to my CTMH consultant, Morgan Vogt, for her help and design advise!

Supplies used:

CTMH Bracket Frame
CTMH Cricut Cartridges (Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking)
CTMH For Always Paper Pack (retired)
CTMH Black & Grey Glitter Paper
CTMH Silver Shimmer Trim
CTMH D1506 Family Love Stamp Set
CTMH Bondings Memory Glue
CTMH pearl stick pins (retired)
CTMH Archival Black ink
CTMH Liquid Glass
Green, peach, black and white cardstock
Scallop border punch
Black tulle
Pop dots
Scotch quick dry glue

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #82

Today's card is for the Color My Heart Color Dare #82 with Topiary and Goldrush.
I thought these colors would be a good combo for a St. Patrick's Day card.

Supplies used are:
CTMH Flirty Paper Pack
CTMH Topiary ink and cardstock
CTMH Colonial white cardstock and card base
CTMH March Word Puzzle (D1270)
CTMH SOTM Year Round Cheer (S1212)
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Antique White Ribbon
Pop Dots

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #81

Today's card is for the Color Dare Challenge #81

I really like the rose stamp with this set and decided to use it centered on a partially embossed background.  I stamped the image with versarmark and then embossed with back embossing power.  I used the CTMH Blending pen to color in the image.

Supplies used are as follows:

CTMH Colonial White Card base
Watercolor Paper
CTMH Juniper paper and ink
CTMH Sorbet Ink
CTMH Blush Ink
Versamark Ink
Black Embossing powder
CTMH Blending Pen
CTMH S1301 Happy Valentine's Stamp Set
SU square lattice embossing folder
Pop Up Dots

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #78

Today I am making a card for the Color Dare challenge.  Using Hollyhock and Indian Corn Blue inks, I came up with the following card:

Supplies used are as follows:

Generic White Paper
CTMH Hollyhock paper and ink
CTMH Indian Corn Blue Ink
CTMH Black Ink
CTMH D1548 Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
Cuttlebug Heart Blocks Embossing Folder
Glitter Paper
SU Tags 4 You Stamp Set
SU Label Bracket Punch
SU French Foliage Stamp Set
Pop Up Dots

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #120 & Dynamic Duos #87

Today I am combining two challenges, Freshly Made Sketches #120 & Dynamic Duos #87.    I turned the sketch on its side so I could use the SU embossing folder.  Here is my take:

Products used are as follows:

CTMH B1421 Scrapbook Statements - Women
CTMH Hollyhock paper
Generic White Paper
Generic Black Paper
CTMH Black ink
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
SU Cloudy Day Embossing Folder
Pop Dots


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Monday, January 20, 2014

Dynamic Duos #86 {Subtly Yours in soft Aqua & Pink}

I wanted to try using one of the inset dies that I have so I used the small one.  Here is my photo:

The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby, both the pink and blue are a shimmer paper.  The stamp and sentiment are from Stampin' up.  The ribbon is generic pink ribbon.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Color my Heart Color Dare #77

This week's challenge was a bit of a challenge with all these beautiful colors.  I was thinking of what I could color with all these colors.  As I was reviewing my stamps in Bento, I came across the Under the Sea Stamp Set.  Perfect.  I used dots of liquid glass to make the bubbles.  This is my take...

Supplies used:
Smokey Plum card stock and ink
Juniper Card stock and ink
Honey Card stock
Cranberry Card Stock
Vellum Stock
White Card Stock
C1500 Under the Sea Stamp Set (CTMH)
SU Punches:  Modern Label and Word window
Liquid Glass
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Prismacolor pencils to match Honey, Sunset & Cranberry and Gamsol to blend multiple colors together.
  • Honey:  Sunburst Yellow & Spanish Orange
  • Sunset:  Poppy Red & Pale Vermillion
  • Cranberry:  Carmine Red, Scarlet Lake & Crimson Red

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Color Dare #76 and Freshly Made Sketches #119

Here is my take on combining the two challenges:

Forgive my photography.  My photos seem to be quite "yellow".  I'll need to learn how to make them better.

Here are the supplies I used:

CTMH Smoothie Card Stock & Ink
CTMH Seal-Love Stamp (A1131)
CTMH Happy Valentine's (S1301)
CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Gold embossing powder
Vellum and White Card Stock

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Merry Monday #91

Still in the Christmas spirit and I wanted to make an effort to make Christmas cards throughout the year, so I thought I would give this a try.  My first entry with Merry Monday.

Products used:
CTMH Sky cardstock
CTMH silver embossing powder
SU glitter paper
SU Punches
White ribbon
Computer generated sentiment

The stamp is an older one my friend had from at least 10 years ago.  I believe it is an Art Impressions stamp.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dynamic Duos #85 & Freshly Made Sketches #118

Not sure how creative I actually am, but I have always enjoyed viewing the dynamic duos challenges and so I thought I'd try my hand at actually creating something.  I combined this with the Freshly Made Sketches 118

This card was created using a stamp I have never used before, CTMH You Only Live Once (B1434).

Supplies are CTMH except where noted:
Honey Cardstock & Ink
Topiary Cardstock & Ink
White Daisy Cardstock
You only live once Stamp set
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #75

Happy New Year!

This will be my first entry ever to a craft challenge.  This is for Color Dare #75 Pacifica, Sky and Lagoon.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the bear and the CTMH stamp set Teddy Bear Birthday.  I made a similar card for my mom's birthday as she collects teddy bears.

Supplies are CTMH except where noted:
Pacifica Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
Lagoon Ink
White Daisy Cardstock
Teddy Bear Birthday Stamp set
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Silver Shimmer Trim
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor
Modern Label Punch - SU
Background Paper - unknown origin

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