Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Open House Contest

For my open house the project was to stamp on the three Holiday Red Banners with the coordinating stamp from the new Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. Then we added the "J O Y" to each banner. Then each person is took the banners home to create a special project. Each person can bring their creation back for a contest. The winner of the contest will win a new stamp set of their choice.

My sample project.
CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: Holiday Red, Topiary, White Daisy
Ink: Holiday Red, Topiary
Stamps: Art Philosophy, A Holiday

Monday, August 29, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

It's a color challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week. The colors are

For my open house this week I made some treat boxes to show our new Cricut Cartridge.  I used these cool Heart 2 Heart colors for my projects. 
Three Cricut cut boxes filed with candy treats for my open house.
 Treat box embellished with a Cricut cut flower and leaves. The leaves have faux stitching
 Door hanger filled with Hershey Bar
Cricut Nugget Box

Now it's your turn. Show us what you can create with Pear, Sorbet, and Cocoa and post at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog.  You could win a terrific prize from our sponsors Melinda and Lisa.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Elemental
Cardstock: Colonial White, Pear, Sorbet
Ink: Sorbet, Pear, Cocoa
Stamps: Carefree
Embellishments: Basic Button Collection
Assorted ribbons from stash

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Refreshing Color Dare

After playing with the Autumn/Winter pallets in the new Idea Book, this color dare is refreshing. Cotton Candy (yum), Honey (sweet), Sky, and Topiary are cool and shout stamp me some flowers and sky with clouds. Now, truth be told this card is for Diana for her inspiring color choices to play with. Thanks Diana! If you haven't played with her color dare, this would be a good week to get going. Have fun and lets see those creations. Post your creations at CTMH Color Dare.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy, Topairy
Ink: Honey, cotton candy, sky, topiary
Stamps: Smiles, Over the Rainbow
Embellishments: Sparkles

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's Back to School Time at Our House and at Heart 2 Heart

Heart 2 Heart is celebrating Back To School time. In our house I celebrate back to school with my granddaughter and grandson every year with a back to school ensemble of goodies created and designed just for them.
For  Ashley, she gets a new spiral note book for all those notes she need to take, and post-it clippy board for all the post-its she post around the house, a new luggage tag for her back pack and of course a little chocolate. These were designed with her favorite colors.
For Zachary, he gets a new spiral notebook for all his notes, a package of pencils (he's always looking for a pencil), and a personalized RSVP pen. I don't know why but he doesn't do chocolate.

Now if you're looking for some back to school inspiration for your child, a special teacher, a school councilor, or your neighborhood kids be sure to check out Heart 2 Heart this week. If you have some back to school inspiration please share with us as we celebrate this special time of the year. Don't forget this is the last week to to enter the August Challenges. You could be in the Top Ten and win some terrific prizes from our sponsors Melinda and Lisa.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Roxie, Wonderland, Typeset
Cardstock: Colonial White, Black
Stamps: Typeset WOTG, Classmate Alphabet
Ink: Black, Twilight
Embellishments: Eclectic Alphabet, Flutter Shapes, Pewter Mini Medley, Black Mini Medley, Button Assortment
Other: Binder Clip, Coaster, Post-it, Nuggets, RSVP Pen, pencils, luggage tag

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Holiday Red? Really? Color Dare #5

It's Color Dare Time with Diana's CTMH Color Dare Blog. The color dare this week is a real challenge: Black, Garden Green, Pansy Purple, Holiday Red and Amethyst. Holiday Red? Really? After studying those colors I decided to use them to make some fun 3 X 3 cards from Wishes. The stamps are from the Pair-a-Phrase double stamp that celebrates National Stamping Month.

3 X 3 cards From Wishes: Mini combination, Layered Look, Middle Ground, and Right Away
Container for the cards is a box cut with the new Art Philosophy Cricut  cartridge. Box is cut at 7 1/2"

It's Double the Fun with National Stamping Month. That's Two stamp sets in one package.
To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75.00  from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you’ll use in your handmade cards all year.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Garden Green, Amethyst, Pansy Purple
Ink: Black, Pansy Purple, Garden Green, Holiday Red
Stamps: Pair-A-Phrase
Embellishments: Black Hemp
Other: Water Color Pencils

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stylin' With a Stitch at Heart 2 Heart

This week the Heart 2 Heart challenge has each design team member creating a card that was done in their own typical "style".  I'm not sure I have a style but I really like vintage and anything to do with sewing. I've been a seamstress for over 50 years and I think I have done my fair share of stitching through the years but when stitching on cards entered the scene I was all over it. I pulled out my sewing machine and began stitching on cards.

So, for my vintage card I used Sonoma and Typeset BTP.  I pulled from my sewing supplies some seam tape for a ribbon, added a little stitching and lace, and a button from the Basic Button Assortment. Adding the sentiment with the stick pin and a triple layered butterfly finishes the card.
Now it's your turn. If you're a seamstress and you want to CASE (copy and share everything) this card just use what ever sewing supplies you have on hand to make your project. It will be fun to see what you come up with. Have fun and happy sewing... on your cards. Be sure to post your creation at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Typeset, Sonoma
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy, Noted Backgrounds
Ink: Smokey Plum
Embellishments: Basic Assorted Buttons, Flutter Paper shapes, Pin Clips
From my stash: Seam Tape ribbon, lace

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sharing From the Heart

We're Blog Hopping with Sharing From The Heart. If you have come from Kristen's blog you are on the right path.  For my project I used the Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes that come with the new Art Philosophy Collection to make "Layered Labels." The shapes of each Element was cut using Dreamin' BTP with the new Cricut Cartridge. Each shape was covered and layered together with a sentiment on the top from "A Little Thanks" stamp set.

Each Layered Label can be used on a card, gift bag, scrapbook layout, package, etc, When ever you need a sentiment you are ready to add a Layered Labels to any project.
 Layered Label on a card cut from the new Cricut Cartridge

Layered Label used to create a Gratitude Journal

Now it's time to hop over to Heather's Creative Coconut08 where she has created something spectacular for your viewing.  Thank you for hopping with us. Hope you have a blessed day and we will look forward to hopping again next month on the September 14.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two for One

Two challenges but One card. The first challenge is Diana's color dare #4 challenge with the colors black, cocoa, vanilla cream, and smoothie.  All these colors come in one BTP paper pack: Roxie.

The second challenge is Diana's stamping challenge #5 Pennants, Pennants, Pennants. My pennants were cut using the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and strung together with black hemp. Add the new bling pins for flag poles and the card is all finished.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Roxie
Cardstock: Vanilla Cream
Ink: Cocoa
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday
Embellishments: Black Hemp, Bling Assortment

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's Hot,Hot, Hot at Heart 2 Heart

It's "Hot" this week over at Heart 2 Heart but I've got the Hottest Ticket in town.  My Ticket will get you in the door at my open House this month. It will also reward you with a Hot New Trendy Bag of goodies that are Hot out of the New Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  Your Hottest Ticket in Town will be coming soon in your nearest mail box.

 Ticket Front
Ticket Back

The Open House will feature Hot New Bling, Newest Hot Color Line-up, Trendy Hot Shapes, Hot of the Press Newly Designed B&T Duos with “zip-strip,” Trendy Dangle Jewels & Charms, and a Hot New Tool.
Demonstration of our new Cricut© Cartridge featuring Hot Tips for Fast Designer Cards and a hands on project just for your Hot Little Hands.

Now what "Hot" project do you have for us at Heart 2 Heart. Share with us your hot of the press project and you could win a fabulous prize from our sponsors Melinda and Lisa.
CTMH "Hot" Supplies:
BTP: Roxie
Cardstock: Colonial White, Black, Taffy
Ink: Black, Smoothie, Tulip
Stamps: On This Day, Stamp set from Art Philosophy Collection
Embellishments: Black Opaques, Bling Assortment
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Monday, August 1, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Sends Birthday Greetings to the Kids

The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is a birthday theme for kids. My kids are grown and my youngest grandson is turning 13 in a month. No more eating on the kids menu. Needless to say I don't have much in the way of "kid" stamps. So, I pulled out my little friends in the Hot Diggitty stamp set to make a girl card and a boy card.
 My girl card is made with the new Roxie paper pack and features the singing chick with a "Tweet" message.
My boy card is made with the new Elemental paper pack and features the Hot Diggity hoppin' frog.

This week we welcome 2 new sponsors  Melinda Everitt and Lisa Sargent.  Thank you so much for sponsoring some amazing prizes for August participants.  Be sure to check out the prizes at the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog.  Now,  it's your turn to share your birthday project for kids at Heart 2 Heart and be eligible to win a fabulous prize.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper Pack: Roxie, Elemental
Cardstock: Pacifica, Topiary, Sunflower
Ink: Topiary, Pacifica, Honey, Smoothie, Black, Tulip
Stamps: Hot Diggity, Card Chatter-Birthday
Embellishments: Assorted Brads. Pink Ribbon Collection, Decor Journaling Spots