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Friday, April 27, 2012

Photo Inspiration Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create your project using the photo below. 
When I first saw this photo I  was inspired by the shower curtain. 
It reminded me of the card pattern "Oval Solitaire" from Originals.
The pink and orange colors are random stamped using Cotton Candy and Sorbet
Inspirational Photo
Now it's your turn to use this photo and create a project. Be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart
This is the last week for this month's posts.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Sorbet
Stamps: Simple Memories, Thank You
Ink: Cotton Candy, Sorbet
Embellishments: Buttons, ribbon from stash
Pattern: Oval Solitaire from Originals

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Masculine and Feminine Sides of Dotty For You


Dotty For You works for the Girls and the Boys
Using "It's a Wrap" pattern from Wishes and 
"You Are" the April SOTM I made these two cards.

 One with a masculine look
And one with a feminine look.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dotty For You
Cardstock: Colonial White, Lagoon, Black
Stamps: You Are
Ink: Black, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon
Embellishments: Lagoon Mini Medley, Paradise Flowers, Black Mini Medley, Opaques



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dotty For You Meets the A Team

Tri-fold Tag Card
The Spring/Summer Idea Book has ten A size stamp sets. 
The one I used on this card is "A Blossom."
 It has two flowers, a flower center, and two sentiments.

 To make the tri-fold tag card cut two tag cards using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. 
Layer the two cards together. This card has a belly band to hold it shut.
Inside the card has a sentiment and a space for a personal note.
CMTH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dotty for You
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: A Blossom
Ink: Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup, Pear
Embellishments: Sweet Leaf Buttons, ribbon from stash

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rainbow Scraps

This week is a Rainbow challenge at Use It or Lose It. This is a fun challenge blog that stretches creativity with scraps. So, I just couldn't help myself.  I just had to grab some more rainbow scraps and put together another card using my scraps as banners.


I encourage you to grab your rainbow scraps and feel the creativity. 
Rainbow colors are bright and cheerful so let's see yours at Use It or Lose It.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella, Dotty for You, Lucy, Hero
Cardstock: Moonstruck, Tulip, Colonial White
Stamps: Bohemian Alphabet
Ink: Moonstruck, Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Tulip Mini Medley, Sparkles, Glitter  Buttons

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Use It Or Lose It Challenge #6

A Rainbow of Colors

Gather up your scraps of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple to create a rainbow project. I used strips from Stella, Dotty for You, Footloose, Hero, and Gypsy cardstock. 
Be sure to share your rainbow creation at Use It or Lose It 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella, Dotty for You, Footloose, Hero
Cardstock: Gypsy, White Daisy
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink: Holiday Red, Sunset, Honey, Pear, Pacifica, Gypsy
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Paradise Flowers, Bigger Brads



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dotty For You Goes Two for One

This card is for two Heart 2 Heart Challenges. I missed last week's sketch challenge and I really liked the sketch so I used it for this week's challenge: Stitching (sew fun). Anytime stitching is called for I'm ready.

 I added stitching across the band and used it to hold the greeting on the card.

The flowers have a french knot in the center of each one.

Original sketch                                        Rotated Sketch
I rotated the original sketch 180 degrees to make my card. 

Now lets see your stitching. It can be sewing machine, hand, or faux stitching.
It's sew fun and we want to see yours at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dotty for You
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: A Garden
Ink: Pear, Sunset, Lagoon, Honey
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Sparkles, Sunset Mini Medley, Paradise Flowers

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dotty For You Blog Hop

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! This paper pack is great for all your scrapbooking needs. If you have come from Tamytha's blog you are on the right  track.

For my project I made a My Creations Display Album for my Daughter's birthday present. Inside the album hold 12 photos of her gorgeous children Ashley and Zach. This paper pack works for girly pages as well as those masculine ones. Each page is 6X6 and fits into a page protector in the spiral bound album.

 










Be sure to hop on through to enjoy all the amazing projects made with Dotty For You.
Your next stop will be Kim's creative hands blog.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Use It or Lose It Challenge #5

Stress Reliever: Altered Paper Scraps

 With Tax day coming soon if you need a little stress relief just grab some scraps,
stamp on them tone on tone and you're ready to
create that favorite card or scrapbook page.
 In my case I grabbed these scraps out of the trash can.
I had to clean up quickly after a previous  project.
Then I cut the tails to form banners and stamped on each one tone on tone. The longer border is dry embossed using the stylus in the cutting track of my paper trimmer and then sanded to expose the white core. A border stamp was stamped in between each scored line. This process took just 3 minutes. I put my altered scraps away until I had time to create my card.
Now if you need just three minutes of stress relief give this a try. After you've completed your project please share with us at Use It or Lose It. 
Also, if you don't want those scraps to be lost there are many ideas at Use It or Lose It.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Pear, Smoothie, Lagoon, Sunny Yellow
Ink: Pear, Smoothie, Lagoon, Sunny Yellow
Stamps: From the Art Philosophy Collection, Eclectic Edges
Embellishments: Sparkles, Bakers Twine, Black Mini Medley

It's A Dotty Birthday

Our sweet Ashley turned 17 yesterday.
We had a fun filled family gathering to celebrate her.
She loves polka dots so I used the new Dotty For You Collection to make her card.

The Dotty for You Collection is coming soon as we
look forward to celebrating National Scrapbook Month.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dotty For You
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink: Lagoon
Embellishments: Paradise flowers, Sunset Mini Medley, Bakers Twine

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Spring - and almost, Happy Easter!
That's the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.
Heart 2 Heart has some challenge rules to review and up date - please
check them out at Heart 2 Heart.

5 1/2"  Easter Egg Card made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge page 57.
Lucy Rub-Ons decorate the egg.
Coordinating 4 1/2 X 5 3/4  envelope made using
 Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge page 30.
Celebrate Spring and Easter with us and post your creations at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Lucy
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Colonial White
Lucy Rub-Ons
Embellishments: Paradise Flowers, Bitty Buds