Saturday, June 30, 2012

Inspired by #30

Life's a Picnic

 This week's challenge at Inspired By uses an outdoor photo of a picnic table. 
Using the photo below as inspiration I used the blues and yellows from Pemberley and 
the picnic theme for my card. I had to go way back to my 
"woodies" to find the picnic basket stamp. The stamp was called "Summer Picnic."
So what inspires you in this photo? Share with us at Inspired By

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pemberley
Cardstock: Kraft, Indian Corn blue, Colonial White
Stamps: Summer Picnic(long retired woody), Campin' Fever
Ink: Cocoa, Sky, Holiday Red, Pear, Bamboo, Buttercup
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Paradise Flowers, Antique Copper Brads

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

July Art Class Goes Mojo


July Art Class

 On the schedule today was to get ready for my July art Class when inspiration came as I made my daily run through my favorite blogs. I visited Karen's blog and Amy's blog and they both had made some gorgeous cards using the Mojo Monday sketches. I couldn't resist their inspiration, so I decided to give it a try on my project. This is my first Mojo Monday project. I'm sure I'll be back.
I used the sketch for the front of the wooden box that will hold
 the note pad and coordinating pen. For more information about the 
July Art Class Click on the tab at the top of my blog.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Roxie
Cardstock: Smoothie
Stamps: Authentic, Comment, Party Pennants
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Assorted Ribbons, Bohemian Assortment, Spring Blossoms Just Blooms, Black Mini Medley
Other: Wooden Gift Bag, Coaster, Binder Clip, Notepad, RSVP Pen, Post It Notes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happiness Lives Here

A Message for Your Desk
This week the Inspired By #29 challenge is a patchwork of fun.
Being a seamstress, this challenge was right up my alley. This free standing card 
with a happy message will keep you smiling wherever you set it. 
Use the photo below, gather up your scraps and patch them together 
on your project and share with us at Inspired By.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florentine
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Love Life
Ink: Twilight
Embellishments: Bohemian Assortment, Bouquet Assortment
Pattern: "In the Corner" from Wishes

A Wedding Challenge

  This week it's all about WEDDINGS at Heart 2 Heart.  
The Challenge: Create a wedding card or gift, layout or other wedding related item.

White Daisy on Colonial White Wedding Card. 
Stamping with Desert Sand can give a golden look
Embossing folders give an elegant texture to the card.
Share with us at Heart 2 Heart your cherished wedding creations.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Colonial White, White Daisy
Ink: Desert Sand
Stamps: The Present, Love Life
Embellishments: Just Blooms Petals, Opaques, Colonial White Ribbon
Other: Embossing Folders
Pattern: "Center Squares" from Originals

Monday, June 25, 2012

Retirement Time

Celebrating the next chapter of life for two special people.

 My daughter asked me to make a retirement card for one of her co-workers. The theme was "The Next Chapter." The SOTM "Limited Edition" seemed to work for the ticket to admit one to the next chapter:Retirement.
This card was for a retiring county social worker.  He was very popular and really 
did touch many lives. He will be missed.
These cards were made using the same pattern just used different papers and embellishments
 to make one feminine and one masculine.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Victory, Sweetheart(retired)
Cardstock: White Daisy, Colonial White,Tulip
Stamps: Limited Edition, Thoughtful Tidings
Ink: Black, Tulip, Barn Red, Outdoor Denim
Embellishments: Spring Blossoms, Sweetheart epoxy stickers, Wood buttons
Other: Polka Dot ribbon from stash, Outdoor Denim twill
Pattern: "Pieced Together" from Wishes

Friday, June 22, 2012

It's a Rainbow at Color Dare #5

Challenge:Create-your-own Rainbow based on the color wheel

 Using 6 colors on one card can be a little challenging. Oh wait, I need to make a baby gift. I'll use those 6 colors to make a 6 X 6 Display Album for the new parents to display photos of the new little one each month.
 Gathering up the rainbow supplies: First choose the colors: Tulip(from Stella B&T Duos), Sunset( from Dotty Duos), Honey(Pemberley Duos), Sweet Leaf(from Lucy Duos), Moonstruck(from Hero) and Gypsy(from retired duos Hooligans). Then gather embellishments in those colors: buttons, brads, ribbons, bakers twine, flowers. Make some stamped images in those colors: hearts, stars, tickets, animals. Put it all together randomly and you have a Rainbow Baby Gift.
 Hello there, we love you
 You're 2 Cute
 Admit one for a hug
 Just because happiness lives here
 Hello there, Baby
 Journal your thoughts
 You're Special: Lots of Love (LOL)
 Note your happy thoughts
 More happy thoughts
 No Lion, You're special
 Cherish your sweet baby
All ends with a big heart of love

So gather up your rainbow of colors and take the challenge at Color My Heart Dare #5

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella, Dotty, Pemberley, Lucy, Hero, Hooligans
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Tulip, Sunset, Honey, Pear, Moonstruck, Gypsy
Stamps: Polka Dot Alphabet, Love Life, Zoology, Sweet Baby
Embellishments: Mini Medley Pear & Sunset, Seam binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Paradise Flowers
Other: Random ribbons from stash.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Color Dare #4

Triadic Colors
Triadic colors are 3 colors that are equal distances apart from one another on the color wheel. This week's Color Dare colors are Cranberry, Sunkiss Yellow and Sky Blue.  

 My inspiration trail: checking out the Hero section of the Idea Book I decided to use the stars that come with the Hero WOTG on page 49. Then I used the star on a stick idea on page 79 in the Idea Book. Then added the stars on a stick to a jar filled with Hershey's Kisses, wrapped a ribbon around the top and added a tag with bakers twine idea from page 107. Let your CTMH Idea Book be your inspiration.
Now grab your Cranberry, Sunkiss Yellow, and Sky and join the color dare at 
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Hero
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Love Life
Ink: Cranberry, Sky, Sunkiss Yellow, Moonstruck
Embellishments: Star Dimensional Elements, Red Collection Designer Ribbon
Other: Blue Satin Ribbon, Cranberry Bakers Twine
Hershey's Kisses

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happiness to All Fathers

Accordion Display Album 
We Heart Dad at Heart 2 Heart

 6 X 6 Accordion Album for  the mantle
 Page one: We Heart our Genuine Limited Addition Dad
 Page two: Full of Life and Born Tough
 Page Three: Dad's Best of Times are genuine quality
Page four: Determination triumphs all day long

Heart to Heart, wants to see your creations made just for DAD!!!!!

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Victory
Cardstock: Colonial White
Letters: Cricut 5" letters
Ink: Barn Red
Embellishments: Tough Tags, Milepost shapes, Olive Mini Medley, Outdoor Denim Brads





Use It or Lose It Challenge # 9

Torn Layers
Anything Goes this week at Use It or Lose It

Using up scraps can be a challenge especially considering how fast they can accumulate. Sometimes when I'm cleaning up my mess I just tear one edge of the scraps and layer them onto a part of a card. This card is "Medallion" from Wishes. I left off the medallion to expose the torn layers. This can be done with any card pattern from Originals or Wishes. Grab your scraps and show us your creations at Use It or Lose It
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florentine
Cardstock: Colonial White, Creme Brulee and scraps of Cocoa, Desert Sand, Olive, Garden Green.
Ink: Olive, Creme Brulee, Desert Sand, Cocoa
Stamps: Affection, A Blossom
Embellishments: Opaques, Twill 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

What is black and white and red, blue, purple, yellow, green or orange all over?
This week's Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge! I'm actually a week behind so trying to catch up.
The challenge: get your black and white supplies plus ONE other color of your choice lined up to create!
My other choice to go with the Black & White is Twilight.
So my project has a vintage fork, a french fry box, and some tags to use on some special gifts.


When cleaning out some drawers, I found two vintage forks that belonged to my grandmother from the 1930's. Since I only had two forks I decided to use one to make a special stand to display some of my projects. I found the directions HERE. Now my otherwise hidden fork has turned into a useful family treasure with memories of a special treasured person. Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart 
and be inspired with the Black & White plus one color treats.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Florentine
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Ink: Twilight, Black
Stamps: Enjoy
Embellishments: White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Black Brads
Other: Vintage fork from my Grandmother

Monday, June 11, 2012

Color Dare #3 Challenge Plus

Complimentary Colors
Lilac Mist    Taffy

Complimentary colors are two colors that sit directly opposite from one another on the color wheel. For this challenge the complimentary colors are Dutch Blue & Sorbet with an options of Lilac Mist & Taffy. So, as for me one of my favorite colors is Lilac Mist but....I really really don't care for Taffy at all. A while back I decided to use up all my 12 X 12 Taffy and now with the new packaging can't get any more. So...had to really dig for scraps for this project.


Bonus points this week: I know there is something in the Idea Book you have been wanting to try, but haven't gotten around to yet. Now's your chance. BONUS POINTS if you make a project inspired by something out of the current Idea Book!!!! As always, you must use some CTMH products, but if you use 100% current CTMH products, you get bonus points (they are helpful when I decide on the winners, but not absolutely necessary.)
Every time I cruise through the Idea Book I really wanted to try the project on page 18. This seemed like my chance to try since I only had a few scraps of Taffy. I also wanted to try the background texture on the 3 X 3 card on page 71. I used Lilac Mist tone on tone stamping for that piece. The Taffy piece is embossed with dotted swiss and sanded for texture. 
Come and get inspired by this weekly challenge at Color My Heart. It is fun,fun,fun. You won't want to miss.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Lilac Mist, Taffy
Ink: Lilac Mist, Taffy, Black(second generation)
Stamps: Spring Up, Just for You
Embellishments: Sparkle Flourishes, Pewter Badge Buttons
Pattern: "Gallery" from Wishes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Puddle Pad Art

Just Can't Help It
When you make a puddle pad you can't just stamp one thing. When I made the puddle pad for the Color Dare #2 with Lagoon, Pear, Topiary  I just had to keep going with the Butterfly from the Quick Card Stamp. I added Moonstruck by rocking and rolling the image in Moonstruck ink pad.

 31/2  X 31/2  card box holds four  3 X 3 cards with envelopes. To make the box cut the box on page 21 of the Art Philosophy Cricut booklet 81/2."  Fold down the top side and adhere to the inside of the box. Secure the sides and bottom with the tabs and fold into the center. Wrap the box with a
belly band and ribbon. Add your art to the front with pop ups.
Fill with your favorite 3 X 3 cards.
Four cards made with the colors Moonstruck, Lagoon, Pear, and Topiary
from Color Dare#2.
You can find the puddle pad directions on my previous post.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Moonstruck, Lagoon, Pear, Topiary
Stamps: Quick Card-Butterfly
Inkpad: Moonstruck
Re-inkers: Lagoon, Pear, Topiary
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Sparkles
Coming Soon: directions to make the card box stand.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Color Dare #2


Playing Under the Sea with Analogous Colors
Analogous colors are 2 to 4 colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel. 
In this case the colors for Dare # 2  at Color My Heart are Moonstruck, Lagoon, Pear, and Topiary.

These are happy cheerful colors of summer. This under the sea "Happy as a Clam" card is a pattern from Originals called "Lucky Three." I used the Puddle Pad technique for my stamped images. I did have a little situation when I went to get my re-inkers and omg... no Moonstruck. How could that be? I will have to order. In the mean time I used the Topiary, Lagoon, and Pear to ink the image and then rolled in my moonstruck ink pad. 
Now it's your turn. Grab your Moonstruck, Lagoon, Pear, and Topiary and create a fresh happy creation to share at Color My Heart for Dare #2.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Footloose
Cardstock: White Daisy, Moonstruck, Pear
Ink: Moonstruck, Lagoon, Pear, Topiary
Stamps: Stamp set from Footloose WOTG, Kick Back
Embellishments: Blue Sparkles
Other: ribbon from stash
Pattern: "Lucky Three" from Originals

Friday, June 1, 2012

An Upcycle Challenge

Use It or Lose It Challenge #8

 Upcycle means taking something that is not normally 
found in crafting, and create something. It is a form a recycling. 
So I was cleaning out some of my crafting areas when I ran 
across this Flip flop box. It was headed for the recycle bin 
so I decided to use it for this challenge
 Covered box with Footloose Paper Pack
 Inside the box is an accordion flip flop album
 The box holds six flip flop pages ready for photos:






It's your turn to upcycle and show us your creation at Use It or Lose It.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Footloose
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, White Daisy, Lagoon, Smoothie
Ink: Lagoon, Creme Brulee Sweet Leaf
Stamps: From Footloose WOTG, Kick Back
Embellishments: Brads, Paradise Flowers, Wooden Seaside Shapes
Stamping Technique: Puddle Pad