Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blues 4 the Guys

Indian Corn Blue
Adding to my stash of masculine birthday cards fit just right with the
Color My Heart color challenge this week: Indian Corn Blue, Black,
White Daisy, and Silver. Great colors for that special guy card.

And then there is Lagoon
Brought to by the Birthday Color Challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
The challenge is to make a project using the color assigned to 
your birthday. My color was one of my favorites: Lagoon
So check out the color challenge at Color My Heart or find
your birthday color at Heart 2 Heart and share your project with us.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Let the Games Begin

First Game: Tic-Tac-Toe
Heart 2 Heart has a Tic-Tac-Toe game board to play from.
To play the game - you have to get three in a row 
either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
I chose diagonally with manly, ribbon, and embossing.
I used manly colors from the Wanderful paper pack, Black striped twill ribbon 
and the Chevron embossing folding to emboss the banner.
Note: this last week we had a family gathering for my Grandson's 21st birthday. 
When I went to my card basket would you believe I had No masculine 
birthday cards. So I'm stocking up on masculine cards this week.
So here's the "board" we played off of for Tic-Tac-Toe at Heart 2 Heart

Second Game: Bingo
Using the Bingo card from Jeanette Lynton's Blog, Make It from Your Heart 
I made another masculine birthday card to add to my stash. 
To play this game use the inspiration Bingo board: Close your eyes 
and let your finger land where it may. Then choose your direction.
I used all the guidelines listed under the "O" in Bingo
For my stitching and the exposure of the white core I did some
faux stitching on the black band. I used the Snapshots Dimensional
Elements for my frame. I used the Shinhan markers to color my stars and
the PML card is from the Hopscotch collection.
I do have to say the Bingo game was certainly a challenge. 
So if you're up for a definite challenge play bingo with us. 
To get your Bingo card visit Jeanette's blog Make It From Your Heart 
and let your creative juices take you to new places.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Color Dare #126

Bamboo, Champagne, Black
A vintage combination with PML cards
The For Always Picture My Life cards are just right for 
this acrylic frame 2015 desk calendar
A compliment for your desk: A notepad cover with 
an inside pocket to save those important notes.
Inside Notepad holder
Be sure to play along with us this week at Color My Heart 
with these amazing vintage colors.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Bamboo
PML Cards: For Always
Stamps: A Little Note
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Black Button
Other: 5 X 8 Notepad, Paper Flower


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mixing It Up With the Old and the New

At Heart 2 Heart
Mixing the Old with the New at Heart 2 Heart this last week
made a fun up to date project
The Old: Green Chiffon Ink, Apricot Blossom B&T, Photo Hangers, 
Embroidery Floss and My Creations Art Board
 The New: Year Noted paper Kit
Put it all together to make this pocket page with six pockets: a pocket for
each subject in theYear Noted 
 Add some journaling tags to note the progress of each subject. The tags
are 4.5 X 3 and will cut down to 4 X 3 PML cards at the end of the year
to fit in the My Creations Mini Book for a memory book of the Noted Year.
Add some paper clip flags to note each pocket's subject.

Now, what kind of old goodies do you have to mix with some new
products to make a fun Old is New project? Share with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW from Seasonal Expressions

Embossing Folders
Seasonal Expressions brings us some new embossing folders:
Hearts for Love You cards

Diamonds for Thank You cards

Scallops are fun to cut around for a scalloped edge.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Heartstrings, Brushed
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie. Glacier
Stamps: Lovely Birthday, A Budding Friendship, Happy to be Friends, Variety of Thanks
Ink: Ruby, Canary, Whisper, Pear. Smoothie, Glacier, Flaxen
Embellishments: White Shimmer ribbon, Red shimmer Ribbon, Heartstrings Stickies 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Valentine Treat

Ghirardelli Quick Wrap
Cut Icon on page 81 in Artbooking booklet @5.5 inches.
Score at the bottom and wrap around the Ghirardelli.
Punch two holes at the top and tie with ribbon or twine.
Cut Icon on page 29 in Artfully Sent booklet @ 2 inches.
Stamp the coordinating frame from Artfully Sent Collection.
Stamp a Valentine greeting of your choice.



CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Ruby, White Daisy
Ink: Ruby, Whisper
Stamps:  Artfully Sent Frames, Heartstrings WOTG
Embellishments: Bakers Twine

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hopscotch Greeting Cards

From Creative Insider Collection
At our 2015 first 5-Card Night in January we will be making some fun
greeting cards with the new paper pack "Hopscotch" and the new
stamp set "Happy to Be Friends." The patterns for these cards will
come from Close to my Heart's new Creative Insider Workshops.
Card #1 from Hopscotch Creative Insider
Card #2 from Hopscotch Creative Insider
Card #3 from Confetti Wishes Creative Insider
Card #4 from Confetti Wishes Creative Insider
Card #5 Seaside Creative Insider

Be sure to sign up for 5-card Night at my Open House this 
Saturday, 10 AM and earn 5 tickets for the ticket drawing.
RSVP by January 6 and earn 5 tickets for ticket drawing.
RSVP by January 9 and earn 2 tickets for ticket drawing.
Lots of prizes for you to win so don't miss all the fun.



Saturday, December 27, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Inspired by Make It From Your Heart
When I saw this post on Make It From Your Heart I decided to use 
this idea to make my Mom her birthday present. Since my Mom
 was born on the 12th day of Christmas we wanted to celebrate it 
with twelve days of Christmas Birthday gifts... a gift for each day from 
Christmas until her birthday. The colors are inspired by the 
color challenge at Color My Heart: Ruby and New England Ivy.
12 Days of Christmas Birthday Basket
Day 1 a hand stamped paper bag wraps a loaf  of  persimmon pudding
Day 2 a cookie bag filed with Christmas cookies.
Day 3 A decorated envelope with a bookmark inside
Hugs and Kisses for day 11
Day 5 Her favorite: Red Vines
Day 7 A box of Hershey Nuggets
Day 8 A post it holder with a 2015 calendar for her purse
Day 6 A can of the yummy Party Chex mix
Day 9 A note pad to keep all those important notes
Day 4 a box of hand stamped cards
Day 6 top of can with Chex Party Mix
Day 10 A magnet saying for the refrigerator
Day 11 Hugs and Kisses
Day 12 the birthday present in a hand made box with kraft cs.

Join the fun with Ruby and New England Ivy and share with us at
Color My Heart. I'm off to make some New Years Cards with these colors.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Packaging the Money Gifts

This Year For Christmas
This year my husband and I decided to give cash for Christmas giving.
I didn't want to just but the money in a card so I  gathered up some
ideas on Pinterest. I incorporated the money with a Christmas candy treat.
Mason jar full of Christmas M & Ms with some cash inserted
in a tube in the center of the jar.
Mason jar with Christmas M & Ms, Hugs, and Kisses.
The lid has three candles, two are rolled twenty dollars bills.
Plastic water bottle filled with Christmas candies and
rolled dollar bills. To fill the bottle cut an opening in the
side of the bottle, fill with treats and money, close the opening
and cover with Christmas B&T paper. Cover lid with coordinating 
fabric and attach  with a ribbon.
A suitcase with Hershey nuggets wrapped in money.
Snowman has a twenty dollar bill scarf.
Clear box with Ghirardelli chocolates wrapped with 
twenty dollar bills. Container filled with Hugs and Kisses.
Soup can with pop top is filled with chocolates, a roll of
quarters, and some dollar bills. This gift is for my brother who
usually comes up short on parking change at the beach. Hope
this will help.To make this container cut the bottom off a
pop top can. Clean can, fill with goodies and reseal the bottom 
lid with liquid glass. Decorate the can as desired.
Nugget box with Money tree.

Happy Christmas and 
Merry New Year to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Color Dare #122

Layered Hearts Ornament
With Cranberry, Sorbet, Olive, and New England Ivy.
Christmas colors at Color My Heart Weekly challenge.
Heart Dimensional Elements covered with Evensong B&T and layered 
together. Dangles from the tree with a button and bakers twine.
Share your Christmas creation with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Evensong
Dimensional Elements: Hearts
Embellishments: Button, Bakers Twine, Opaque