Saturday, September 29, 2012

Recycle from the Past

A January 2011 Redo
In January 2011 while designing a card for Heart 2 Heart it took 7 tries 
to get the card the way I wanted it. Not wanting to waste my 6 tries 
I put them in an envelope to use later. Well,when I found them 
I decided to put them to use this week at Heart 2 Heart. I removed the old B&T 
and replaced with Pear and Partridge Paper Pack to make some Christmas Cards
 Used the trees on page 60 as inspiration for this card.
Used the wreath idea on page 63 as the inspiration for this card.
So when you make some goofs, just save and recycle later.
Now it's your turn to share your Christmas project at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Cranberry, Cashmere
Ink: Cranberry, Desert Sand, Smoothie, Olive
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Bitty Opaques, Red Ribbon Collection, Boutique Assortment
Other: Satin Ribbon from stash

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Discover Your World

Off to College
My grandson Josh left for college this week. 
We are excited to see him starting his new life away from home. 
This was his going away card with some travel money 
and a note from Grandpa and Grandma.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Scholastic
Cardstock: Black, Cranberry, Colonial White
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Frames
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Bottle Caps (available while supplies last)
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart #20

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Color Fest Projects

FREE Workshop
When you come to the Color Fest Workshop 
these are the projects you can choose from:

3" Tag from Artiste pg.33
3" Tag from Artiste pg. 32
3" Tag from Artiste pg. 37
3" Tag from Artiste pf. 35

Your choice of stamped images and markers. Don't miss this 
opportunity to play with the new CTMH alcohol markers 
and the September Stamp of the Month "Fall Favorites. 
Learn the techniques of two tone shading with our dual marker sets.
You can use your tag on a card, scrapbook page, gift. etc.
 Details for the free workshop are HERE.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Sorbet, Colonial White, Saddle
Markers: Olive, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet, Honey
Stamps: Fall Favorites
Embellishments: Assorted ribbons, hemp

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet Treats in a Bag

Inspired By Meets Sketch Time
This photo at Inspired By along with the sketch at Heart 2 Heart lead me to a 2 for 1 project. Using the purplely color on the truck, the pumpkins and the sketch I made a cookie bag to hold a treat card.

 Treat card inspired by Jeanette Lynton. Face cut with Artiste Cricut cartridge.
Cookie Bag inspired by Heart 2 Heart sketch and the Inspired By photo.
Now if you take the sketch challenge be sure to share at Heart 2 Heart.
If you take the inspirational photo challenge then share with us at Inspired By.
Which ever challenge you take have fun at either or both.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Moonlight
Cardstock: Sunset, Colonial White, Olive
Ink: Sunset, Black, Olive, Saddle
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Frames, Perfect Fit-Halloween

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Color Fest

An Invitation to Play
Close To My Heart now offers our new dual tip, alcohol based 
marker sets with color shading for perfect detailed coloring.  
                   Each marker set comes in a set of two.                                                                            
Come and play at a Free Workshop on Friday September 28th after work 
or Saturday September 29 at 10 AM. RSVP at 
to reserve your seat. We will be playing with Fall Favorites,
 the September Stamp of the Month.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Sorbet, Colonial White, Creme Brulee
Ink: Honey, Olive, Sweet Leaf, Sorbet
Stamps: Fall Favorites
Embellishments: Cocoa Ribbon

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Swingin' Birthday Card

We're Going BIG at Heart 2 Heart
Tomorrow is Zach's birthday and I thought I would make him a BIG 
swing card with some BIG money inside. Now I know the pocket only 
has a $1.00 bill but that's because our editing software won't let us 
make adjustment with money in the photo unless it is a $1.00 bill. 

 Front of the BIG swing card for Heart 2 Heart challenge.
Inside of the BIG swing card cut at 7" from the Artiste Cricut cartridge pg. 52.
Finished folded card is a 5 X 71/4. Just cut 1/4 inch of the
 right side to fit in the envelope.
Now it's your turn to show us your BIG card at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Victory, Dakota
Cardstock: Pacifica, Barn Red, Colonial White
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday, Dakota WOTG, Rugged Dude
Ink: Barn Red, Black
Embellishments: Pewter Medley, Mileposts Shapes, Hemp
Pattern: 7" Swing card from Artiste Cricut cartridge pg. 52

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inspired By

Colors of Fall
Fun with Fall colors is happening at Inspired By with  tweeds, plaids, and textured fabrics. 

 A pocket full of fall leaves reminds us of the season of gratitude.
Use this inspiration photo to create a fall treat for us and share at Inspired By.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Scholastic
Cardstock: Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Cashmere, Cocoa
Stamps: Rugged Dude, Thank You, Noted Background 
Ink: Cashmere, Barn Red, Cocoa
Embellishments: Striped Grosgrain, Hemp, Bitty Brads
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #30

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cards in a Box

Avonlea Card Collection 

I made a quick box to hold my Avonlea cards. The box holds the 5 cards that
  I made Here along with envelopes. The end of the box has a half circle cut out for 
easy pickings. A band around the top of the box holds the cards in the box. 
This makes a quick and easy gift for all those who love homemade cards.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Avonlea, Clementine
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight, Colonial White
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Ink: Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight
Embellishments: Blue Buttons, Bakers Twine, Paradise Flowers, Floret Shapes
Pattern: #24 Make It From Your Heart
Other: A2 size box

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Heart 2 Heart has a Mini Challenge

6 X 6 Turns 3 X 3
 This week at Heart 2 Heart the  challenge is to create mini cards smaller than a 
standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card. The purpose of this challenges is to expand 
our imagination as immense as the Universe.  My imagination was expanded 
by two of the H2H designers Kelly and Madeline.  Kelly used the 
31/2 X 8 Die Cut Cards cut in half to make her mini cards and 
Madeline made mini Christmas cards.  I used the Kraft Die Cut Cards 
and cut them into 3 X 6 pieces to make 3 X 3  mini Christmas cards. 

 Wishes: Layered Look
 Wishes: Middle Ground
 Wishes: A Cut Above
Wishes: Right Away

Now let's see your mini cards at Heart 2 Heart
Be sure to follow the guidelines when you enter your creation.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge
Cardstock: Kraft Die Cut Cards, Cranberry, Smoothie, Olive, Colonial White
Ink: Olive, Cranberry, Smoothie
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Mini Opaques
Patterns: From Wishes

Monday, September 3, 2012

Color Dare #14

Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn, & Crystal Blue
This week's colors  at Color My Heart are monochromatic:
 Outdoor Denim and Indian Corn Crystal Blue.
Finally had a reason to use my scraps from the Pemberley paper pack. 
This pack has Outdoor Denim and Indian Corn so just added the Crystal Blue.

I couldn't decide which card to use so just posted both. 
Each card is a recycled card from years ago with Pemberley scraps.
Now, grab your blues and show us your creations at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pemberley
Cardstock: Colonial White, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn, Crystal Blue
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand
Stamps, Card Word Puzzle, Card Chatter-Sympathy, Pemberley WOTG
Embellishments: Mini Opaques, Opaques
Other: Satin Ribbon from stash

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Vintage Display Tray

Avonlea paper pack works wonders for vintage creations especially 
when you include the Brocade Assortment embellishments for accents. 
The photos are of my mom when she was a baby(1929), 
a teenager(1944), and a new mom(1950). 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Avonlea
Cardstock: Colonial White, Whisper
Stamps: Avonlea WOTG, Sweet Moments
Ink: Chocolate, Slate
Embellishments: Brocade Assortment, Bohemian Assortment, Pewter Mini Medley