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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Button Challenge

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Le Chic buttons come in CTMH colors.
 Celebrate with the Pink Assortment Buttons: Blush, Hollyhock, Cotton Candy and Smoothie
The green assortment of buttons are Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Olive and Topiary.
Don't miss the CTMH assortment of new buttons available in the Spring/Summer Idea book.
If you missed the wood buttons and the Pacifica buttons you can see them here.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sofia, Wings
Cardstock: Hollyhock, Pear,Kraft
Ink: Hollyhock, Goldrush
Stamps: Mayberry(WOTG), Salutation Seals
Embellishments: Pink & Green Button Assortment, Opaques
Other: LeChic Button Card from 1975, Seam Binding Ribbon

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's a Color Challenge This Week at Heart 2 Heart

Barn Red, Bamboo, and any Blue
Oh My...which blue? Dutch, Sky, Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, Crystal, Twilight, Indian Corn, Moonstruck, or Heavenly Blue how can I pick. I put all the colors of cardstock in a jar, closed my eyes and grabbed a piece of  blue cardstock. Oops, I  grabbed two. Pacifica and Sky. 


 Then one more with Outdoor Denim:

Now, it's your turn. Grab your Barn Red, Bamboo, and your favorite Blue and create something special to share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Remember, this is the last week to enter the June challenges in order to be in the drawing for the awesome prizes from this month's sponsors, Romaine and Michelle

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Magnifique, Mistletoe, Fanfare
Cardstock: White Daisy, Colonial White, Barn Red, Outdoor Denim, Pacifica
Ink: Barn Red, Pacifica, Sky, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo
Stamps: Shinning Star, Salutation Seals, On This Day
Embellishments: Barn Red Brads, Assorted Blue Buttons, Blue Designer Ribbon. Fanfare Designer Brads

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gems, Buttons, Rub-Ons..BINGO Day 6

HOPPY Birthday card has a hopping frog with a button on his back that is covered with opaques. Our new newsprint Run-Ons complete the "Hopppy" greeting.

Gems, Buttons, Rub-Ons... BINGO
Here's your BINGO playing card.  Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating.  It's as simple as that.  Now, it's your turn to play BINGO.  After you've created your BINGO project be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Wings
Cardstock: Topiary, Colonial White
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Topiary
Stamps: Fun Times, Card Chatter- Birthday
Embellishments: Green Assortment Buttons, Opaques, Newsprint Rub-Ons

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flowers, Border Punch, Buttons:BINGO Day 5

Sweet and simple BINGO: Punch Border, emboss lines with stylist, layer punched flowers, add buttons.
Flowers, Border Punch, buttons... BINGO

Here's your BINGO playing card. Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating. It's as simple as that. Now, it's your turn to play BINGO. After you've created your BINGO project be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.


CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Sky, White Daisy, Garden Green
Stamps:  Card chatter-Sympathy
Ink: Sky
Embellishments: Pink assorted buttons
Other: Border Punch, Flower punch

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ribbon, Border Punch, Brads...BINGO Day 4

This card is created using "Colors & Cubes" from Originals. The mat for the celebrate sentiment is a 2 3/4 X 3 1/2 rectangle with the border punch punched on the inside of the rectangle. The sentiment is one of my layered labels.

 Ribbon, Border Punch, Brads...Bingo
Here's your BINGO playing card. Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating. It's as simple as that. Now, it's your turn to play BINGO.  After you've created your BINGO project be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.


CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Fanfare
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sky
Ink: Pacifica
Stamps: Shining Star
Embellishments: Cranberry Gross Grain Ribbon, Cranberry Brads, Fanfare Designer Brads
Other: Border Punch, Spellbinders Pennants

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Doily, Flowers, Lace...BINGO Day 3

I'm really addicted to this weeks H2H BINGO. This one was challenging because I wanted to weave some ribbon through the blush lace when I remembered that ribbon was NOT in this BINGO. O well, I just cut a strip of white daisy cardstock and weaved it through the lace. The white daisy flowers are punched and embossed with the dotted swiss embossing folder. Each flower is then pressed in the center with a stylist on the piercing tool mat until the flower petals raise up. The center of each flower is a scrunched 1/2" circle. Each flower sits on a flower punched with pear cardstock. All the layers are secured with liquid glass.
Doily, Flowers, Lace...BINGO
Here's your BINGO playing card. Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating. It's as simple as that...until you want to add ribbon on your lace but it's not in your row. After you've created your BINGO project be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.


CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sofia
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pear, Blush, Goldrush
Ink: Goldrush
Stamps: Salutation Seals
Embellishments: Pink Collection Designer Ribbon
Other: Spellbinders Doily, Flower punch

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lace, Brads, Rub-Ons....BINGO Day 2

Here's my creation of BINGO card #2. I made the lace flower using Connie's directions for making organdy ribbon flowers. When I first made this card I put the usual opaques down the center of the butterfly but then I took them off because they weren't in this BINGO. So, the butterflies got Bitty Brads for heads. Sometimes you have to think out of the box when playing  BINGO with Heart 2 Heart.

 Lace, Brads, Rub-Ons...BINGO

Here's your BINGO playing card. Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating. It's as simple as that...until you want to add gems on your butterflies but it's not in your row. After you've created your BINGO project be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White, Bamboo, Twilight
Ink: Twilight
Stamps: Eclectic Edges, Card Chatter-Birthday
Embellishments: Shimmer Designer Brads, Newsprint Rub-Ons
Other: Lace

Let's Play BINGO at Heart 2 Heart

The BINGO Challenge at Heart 2 Heart is on all week. I must say that this was the most challenging challenge to date but also the most fun. It is really hard for me to confine my creations to using just three items on a project. After I got started I found out that I am now addicted to  H2H BINGO. Once I completed my first BINGO I wanted to try another and another and another. I was playing BINGO all week. It's just a good thing I wasn't too busy with anything else.

 Doily, Ribbon, Gems.....BINGO
Here's your BINGO playing card. Just choose three items in a row to make a BINGO and start creating. It's as simple as that...until you want to add ribbon but it's not in your row. Or, a button would just fill in a perfect spot but that's not in your row either. And who does rub-ons with buttons and gems and no ribbon? Jena, our Guest Designer does. Wow, Jena, great job. Be sure to check out her awesome card
So, choose your BINGO,  put on your creative hat and take the challenge. You will be amazed. Then share your creation with us at Heart 2 Heart and you could be a winner of some terrific prizes from our fabulous sponsors Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier. This will be the last week to enter for a chance to win Michelle's and Romaine's awesome prizes. You can view the prizes Here.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sweetheart
Cardstock: White Daisy, Hollyhock
Ink: Hollyhock, Pear
Stamps: Carefree, Heartfelt Treasures
Embellishments: Opaques, Seam Binding Ribbon
Other: Spellbinders Doily
 
Note: I will share my BINGO addiction with my other creations during the week but I really want to see your creations.

Monday, June 13, 2011

From Our Heart to Yours This Week at Heart 2 Heart

Next Sunday we celebrate our Dads on Father's Day. In our house we celebrate Grandpa and all that he means to us. I used the new updated random stamping technique from Jeanette's 52 Weeks of Wonder: Random Stamping. I've been wanting to try this technique since the day she presented it on her blog. It was really fun. You can check it out Here.
 Finished card made with my random stamped background
 Random stamped background updated version: From 3-4 stamps sets choose random images in various sizes.  Start in the top left corner of your project with your largest stamp. Radiate out and downward for best balance with medium and smaller stamps.  Layer stamped images over one another for a natural, textured look. I left a space in the center to add some embellishments. 
 These are the stamp set I used: Comments, Tag the Occasion, On Your Day, and Party Pennants. These stamp set just seem to say "Let's Celebrate" Grandpa!
When making cards for guys keep in mind that texture is good. For my textures I used a star cut from a cardboard box, some dimensional elements from the Lucky assortment, a button, some metal(photo clip and brads), and some hemp.
Now, instead of a gift, this year we got Grandpa a gift card from his favorite restaurant. So, had to make a card for that. I used the working in clusters of three for this random stamped background. I just stamped the circle from Tag the Occasion 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Outdoor Denim to make my triangle clusters. I filled in the circles with "Father's Day"
The finished card holds the gift card in the little paper bag.  Added the embellishments for some texture: button, dimensional elements, hemp, and small paper bag.

Now it's your turn. Grab some stamps and randomly stamp up your special background for dad. Then share your creation with us at Heart 2 Heart and you could be a winner of some terrific prizes from our fabulous sponsors Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Lucky, Olivia
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive
Ink: Olive, Sunset, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand
Stamps: Comments, Tag the Occasion, On Your Day, Party Pennants
Embellishments: Lucky Dimensional Elements, Wood Buttons, Hemp, Antique Copper Mini Medley, Bitty Brads, Rub on letters.
Other: Cardboard star, mini paper bag

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Here Comes the Bride at Heart 2 Heart

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is all about weddings. Since I've been updating my wedding pictures I decided to share with you the one I was working on this week. What timing.

 Forty-three years ago I married my High School sweetheart. Yes, I was a June bride and He was a Navy sailor returning from Vietnam.  This two page layout was with our Grandparents and Parents.
 Now, keep in mind in the 1960's there was no digital photography. No touch ups, not much cropping, and very little color control. Color photos weren't always the best and the photo paper was not the best either. After years of being in the wrong book and color fading I found my wedding photos to be in pretty bad shape. My Mother's wedding photos from the 1940's are in better shape than mine.
So, I'm glad I rediscovered them while being with CTMH so I could put them in a safe and beautiful place for the future.  Cropping 43 year old pictures is quite a challenge as well as creating pages to accommodate all  twenty 8 X 10 photos. This two page layout is created using "Magic Act" from Magic. The tag inside the bottom corner holds the full names of our parents and grandparents.

Now it's your turn to take the Heart 2 Heart Wedding challenge. Be sure to check out the design team creations for some inspiration and check back all week to see the creations of those who have taken the Wedding challenge. Our sponsors this month,  Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier, have generously donated some fabulous prizes that you could win. You have until the end of June to play along with all the challenges and have a chance to win their great prizes. Be sure to use Close to my Heart products in your creations. Have fun and happy creating.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss
Ink: Bamboo, Black, Baby Pink
Cardstock: Colonial White, Bamboo
Embellishments: Villa Irresistibles, Eclectic Alphabet, Spring Blossoms, Booksmart Dimensional Elements
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon