Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Picture Perfect Challenge

Oh my goodness. What a Challenge at Heart2Heart. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but our inspiration picture is so full of possibilities. Where do you start? I studied the picture for two days before I could settle on just one card. I had twenty in my mind but most of them were already taken by other very talented artist.

 Being a California girl this room looks like a room at a beach cottage.
Oh, yea my Footloose Workshop On The Go just got here and I was ready to play.
It has the colors, the feel, and the shapes that are in this photo.
I was drawn to the four photos on the wall behind the couch. I really liked the white crispness with the brown and blue earthy tones. I also added a little green from the chair.
Now I hope you don't have to study this photo for two days but if you do you will still have time to enter your artwork for a chance to win some goodies. Let's see what inspired you. Be sure to post at Heart2Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Footloose
Cardstock: White Daisy, Desert Sand
Stamps: Footloose WOTG
Ink: Lagoon, New England Ivy
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Seaside Wooden Shapes, Wooden Badge Buttons

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fun Cards for a 17th Birthday

Had a fun birthday lunch with my twin granddaughters. I made their birthday cards using Stella Paper Pack. They really loved the colors. Seemed to suit them. Colorful, Sassy, and sweet: just like them.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella
Cardstock:Sunset, Tulip, Colonail White
Stamps: Just For You, Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink: black, Tulip, Sunset
Embelishments: Gliter Buttons, Bakers Twine, Seam binding Ribbon, Paradise Flowers

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Window Cards Cut With Cricut

I've been working on my cards for next month's Art Class where we are making cards cut with the Cricut.

Window Card cut from Page 47 of Cricut booklet 5 1/2 X 4 1/4. The frame around the window is the decorative layer on the same page cut at 3"
My take on the card on page 51 of the new Spring Summer Idea book.
5" Card cut from Cricut booklet page 43.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florentine
Cardstock: Brownbag, Bamboo
Ink: Twilight, Olive, Goldrush
Stamps: Card Chatter: Sympathy, Pemberley WOTG
Embellishments: Wood Buttons, Opaques, Bohemian Assortment, Garden Wood Shapes, Sparkles Flourish

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Sweet 16 Birthday

A Masquerade Party for Ashley

 We cleaned out the garage and the stamping room to make room for our Sweet 16
Masquerade Party for Ashley.
 Our resident photographer took pictures of everyone with the birthday girl.
Lots of  flip flaps on this layout to accommodate all the photos.

Layout: Cruisin' WOTG "Enchantment" from Magic

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Crusin'
Cardstock: Black, Cranberry
Stamps: Checklist
Embellishments: Sparkles, Paradise Flowers, Persnickety Journaling Spots

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Peeps are Peeking Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart 2 Heart it's time to get sketchy. My peeps want to peek out of the box so I had to turn the sketch one turn clockwise.

 Cut the treat box on page 29 of the Cricut booklet 6 1/4". Cut a 2 1/4" opening in the front of the box. Add egg border from My Peeps stamp set. Secure flower and tag in the top corner and insert peeps.

Original Sketch

Sketch turned clockwise one turn

Now it's your turn to get sketchy. Be sure to share at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Colonial White
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Sunny Yellow, Cotton Candy
Stamps: My Peeps, Pemberly WOTG
Embellishments: Pink Buttons
Other: Baker's Twine

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Blast From the Past

It's a new challenge: Use It or Lose It
Challenge #1 is to use your first stamp. Now, for me I had to go back 14 years when CTMH was D.O.T.S. and our stamps were rubber stamps mounted on those wooden blocks. Most of my woodies are gone but I did find one that has the D.O.T.S. copyright on the block. It was R 103 Carousel Horse. 
 While making this updated version of the Carousel Horse I used some of the techniques we used in 1998. Notice that the stamp itself is embellished with lots of dots randomly placed around the image.
On the inside to coordinate with this design I use our writers to draw stitching lines and then randomly place dots around the stitching. This was a super fun challenge. Thanks Use It or Lose It.
Be sure to visit the Use It or Lose It challenge blog and go back in time and relive the memories. Be sure to share your memories with all.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sharing From The Heart Blog Hop

Well here were are, another month flyin' on by for 2012!! If you came here from Patti's blog you're on the right track--I think! This hop seems to have some hiccups but you can hop on over to see what fabulous artwork Deb, Nicole and Kristine have created!

For my project I made some of those tag cards that are cut with the cricut with the February SOTM Thoughtful Tidings. This stamp set seems to say everything I would need to say to my husband in a card. I used the masculine paper pack Victory to cut my tag cards. I cut 2 tag cards for each card and layered them together to get the tri-fold affect. Then I added the all the metal to dress it up.
 My husband is a real top notch guy!
Inside: We all love him and give him hugs daily.
 He does soooo much for us we really can't thank him enough.
Inside: Many, many, many, many thanks for all he does.
 He really does touch alot of lives...not just ours.
 Inside: He gets many hugs from all the kids in the neighborhood.
 Just to let him know we do appreciate him
Inside: And here we can write a personal note to tell him so.

So now I'm set for the year with cards for my Husband. It was fun to make these and I can't wait to give them to him. Now it's time to hop over to Kristine's blog to see her gorgeous creations. Hope to see you next month. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's A 1-2-3 Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart2Heart is a 1-2-3 Challenge!! For this challenge we are to create something using 1 stamp, 2 different patterned papers and 3 embellishments. The embellishments can be all 3 the same or 3 different ones, you decide. This is going to be a lot of fun.
 I've been working on my cards for next month's Art Class where we are making cards cut with the Cricut. This one seemed to fit this week's challenge with a few modifications. Originally I had a bakers twine bow in the center of the button and the sentiment attached with a pin clip, but with the wooden shell, the flower, and the wood button I had to delete the twine and clip. Oh, well, that's the fun part of the challenge.

Now let's see what you can do with one stamp, two  patterned papers, and three embellishments. Be sure to post your creation at Heart2Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Footloose
Cardstock: Desert Sand, Colonial White
Stamps: Card Chatter: Sympathy
Ink: Cocoa
Embellishments: Seaside shapes, Paradise Flowers, Wooden buttons

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Heart2Heart Special Valentine Treats

Valentine's Day is approaching and it's time to celebrate the special people in our lives! This week at Heart2Heart the challenge is to make something for someone you love. So I got busy and made my annual Valentine treats for each member of our family.
 A collection of treats for my husband, daughter and her kids Ashley & Zach
 A giant Hershey Bar for my husband. He loves chocolate. The bigger the better.
 All decked out in purple for Carrie a pull top can of carmel chocolates.
 A box of Reeses peanut butter cups for Ashley accented with her favorite color: Lagoon
And for the Zach man a box of Reeses peanut butter cups.

Now we want to hear about the special people in your life that will be getting that special valentine gift.
Be sure to share with us at Heart2Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella, Crusin,
Cardstock: Black, Lagoon, Colonial White
Ink: Black, Lagoon, Gypsy, Cranberry
Stamps: Enjoy, Crafted With Love, Say It In Style
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, glitter buttons, sparkles, red assorted buttons

A Bag of Bliss

A treat box full of bliss...Hershey's Bliss that is.

 Florentine B&T Duos 5 1/2"  treat box cut from Cricut cartridge.
Embellished with Bohemian Flowers and Sparkle flourish
Lucy B&T Duos 5 1/2" treat box cut from Cricut cartridge.
Embellished with retired stick pin, sparkle and glitter button.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Under The Sea Valentines

Those tag cards in the Art Philosophy Cricut booklet make perfect valentines.

 Tag card page 50 in Cricut booklet
 Tag card page 60 in Cricut booklet
Tag card page 70 in Cricut booklet
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Footloose
Cardstock: Hollyhock
Ink: Cocoa, Hollyhock
Stamps: Under the Sea, Save the Date
Embellishments: Seam binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Seaside Shapes

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Tree of Treats

Sweets for the sweet at my Open House Valentine Party.

 Tree of Sweets with Hugs and Kisses around the bottom.
 Valentine treat bag made with the new Lucy B&T Duos contains Raspberry Ghirardelli
 Valentine treat bag made with our new Florentine B&T Duos hold Carmel Ghirardelli.
 Hugs boxes for the girls made with Lucy B&T Duos hold 7 hugs.
Hugs boxes made for the boys made with our new Stella B7T Duos hold 7 hugs