Friday, November 30, 2012

Ghirardelli Gift Tags

A Christmas Package Get A Special Gift Tag
Using the Color My Heart challenge colors to get ready for Christmas with Ghirardelli Gift Tags.
Color Challenge: Cranberry, Smoothie, Olive, and New England Ivy

 Left Tag: Make a 3" envelope from Artiste Cricut cartridge page 73. Decorate to 
coordinate with your package and insert the Ghirardelli chocolate square.
Right Tag: Cut a 5" Petal Box from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge page 21. 
Fold in three sides leaving one side up to form the tag. Decorate to coordinate 
with your package and insert the Ghirardelli chocolate square.
 Add gift tag to your special package.
These gift boxes are handmade using Cranberry cardstock and New England Ivy 
cardstock. Let me know if you need a tutorial and I will make one.
So, let's see your project using these challenge colors at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear and Partridge
Cardstock: Cashmere, Cranberry, Olive, Smoothie, New England Ivy
Ink: Cashmere, Cranberry, Smoothie, White
Stamps: Christmas Love, Snowflakes, Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Seam binding Ribbon, Wood Buttons, Green Buttons, Bakers Twine

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snowflake Cookie Cutter Ornament

Sparkle and Glitter
Heart 2 Heart is all sparkly this week. 
The challenge is to add some glitter and sparkle to our project.
This cookie cutter ornament is easy to make. Just trace the shape of your 
cookie cutter and cut it out. Secure it to the back using Liquid Glass. 
Use an adhesive spring to secure an image(snowflake)
 in the center of the cookie cutter so it will pop out. 
Attach stamped images(snow birds) on the edge with Liquid Glass. 
Add your sparkles and/or Glitter Gel as desired.
Now it's your turn to show us your sparkle at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Wonderland
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Ink: Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry Marker
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Holidays, Very Merry Christmas
Embellishments: Glitter Gel, Sparkles
Other: Cookie Cutter

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Treats

Stocking Stuffers
It's Christmas Week at Heart 2 Heart. You will find lots of ideas 
there to fancy up your Christmas.

 M&Ms peanut or plain make a yummy chocolate Christmas treat.
Hershey's Nuggets or Ghirardelli chocolate squares for a Christmas stocking.
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart to get some amazing Christmas ideas
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear and Partridge, Believe
Cardstock: Cranberry, Topiary, White Daisy
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas. Perfect fit-Holiday, Perfect fir-Halloween
Ink: Cranberry, Topiary,Sky, New England Ivy, Cotton Candy
Embellishments: Seam binding ribbon, Sparkles, Bakers Twine
Other: Ribbon from my stash
Clear Boxes from 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Color Dare #19 Gets CAS

Cranberry, Hollyhock, and Sweet Leaf
Complementary colors are in play at Color My Heart this week. 

I used the sketch below to make my card Clean And Simple.

Share your creations with us.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Color My Heart With Gratitude

Giving Thanks
Thank you Sarah at Color My Heart and Mary at Heart 2 Heart.
 Each week Sarah gives us some challenging color combos to play with. 
And... for several years Mary has challenged us with many weekly inspirational 
challenges of all kinds. As a previous DT member at H2H I was always amazed at how 
each member was totally inspired in different ways without consulting one another. 
Mary has announced her retirement from H2H and I personally will miss her. 
However, all good things at H2H will continue with some amazing leadership 
and new designers. Be sure to play along in the new year.
Color My Heart Challenge: Avonlea Teal, Flirty Raspberry, La Belle Vie Pink
Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Tell us what you are grateful for.
Take the challenge and share at Heart 2 Heart and/or Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Avonlea, Flirty, La Belle Vie
Cardstock: Colonial white, La Belle Vie Pink, Avonlea Teal
Stamps: Thank You, Just for You
Ink: Slate
Embellishments: Brocade Assortment
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #30

Monday, November 12, 2012

Home of the Free

Because of the Brave
On Veteran's Day we honor all those who have served our country 
to secure and defend the freedoms of the United States of America. 
We salute you, your bravery, and your unwavering commitment 
to freedom for all peoples. May God bless your lives and give you 
His gracious and unending peace for what you have given to us. 

We will not forget this great gift given with such great sacrifice. 
We can only pray that the Lord will come soon and bring Peace on earth.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


A Photo Challenge
This week at Heart 2 Heart we get our inspiration from a photo. 
I used the wood grain, the black from the napkins, the red 
from the bricks for my color scheme and the Owl in the stamp set Dream Big. 
I also tried another sketch from  CAS(E) the Sketch

 Card inspired by the Heart 2 Heart Photo
 Inspired by the owls, the black and brick red colors and the wood grain.
I used this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.
 Now it's your turn to share with us your inspired
creation from the photo at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Dakota
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Dream Big, Kudos
Ink: Barn Red, Black
Embellishments: Black Ribbon Round, Bitty sparkles

Monday, November 5, 2012

Warm Wishes From the Snow Birds

Clean and Simple 
I followed the trail to this sketch challenge. It started with the sketch 
Laurel used at Inspired By. I followed her link to the CAS(E) this Sketch
 that she used to make her card. Then I saw that the challenge for that sketch 
was closed so I went to the sketch for this week at CAS(E) the Sketch
The sketch looked like fun so I gave it a try.

 Snow Birds give a warm wishes greeting.
Use this sketch for your creation. The challenge will end today 
but a new one will be up on Thursday. Be sure to check it out.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Sky, Indian Corn Blue, White Daisy
Ink: Indian Corn Blue
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Holidays
Embellishments: Sparkles

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chocolate Book

Inspired By #48
With the inspirational photo at Inspired By I decided it was time to make my 
Rules of Chocolate Book again. I used neutral colors from the Scholastic 
Paper Packet. The inside of the book hold two Hershey chocolate bars 
with the Rules of Chocolate on top of each bar.
 Front Cover of the Book
 Inside the book hold 2 chocolate bars with the Rules of Chocolate.
Click on the rules to enlarge for reading.
Inspirational Photo from the Inspired By Challenge.
Use this photo to create something special to share at Inspired By.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Scholastic
Cardstock: Cashmere, Colonial White
Stamps: Approved
Ink: Black, Ruby
Embellishments: Antique Gold Brads, Durable Studs

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Challenging Color Dare

Smokey Plum  Sunset   Sweet Leaf

This week at Color My Heart the color dare is some what challenging. 
Sarah calls these triadic, secondary colors. I call them Halloween colors. 
But Halloween is over. So...what to do? I decided to focus on the Smokey Plum 
and accent with small amounts of Sunset and Sweet Leaf. 
The neutral background helps to soften the look.
So... take the challenge with Smokey Plum, Sunset, and Sweet Leaf. 
 Be sure to share your creations at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smoky Plum, Desert Sand
Stamps: Card Word Puzzle, Avonlea Card WOTG
Ink: Smokey Plum, Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand
Embellishments: Opaques, Green Buttons
Other: Ribbon and Lace from my stash

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Avonlea Card Workshop Meets A Color Dare

Color Dare #16
Cranberry, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, and Honey

My Avonlea card workshop gets an update with this new color 
challenge at Color My Heart  The workshop calls for two 
B&T papers and three colors of cardstock. I used the 
Honey B&T from Pemberley and the Goldrush B&T from Flirty
 with Cranberry, Goldrush, and Autumn Terracotta cardstock. 
Then I just followed the directions in the workshop brochure.
 Card #1 Make It From Your Heart #20
Card #2 Make It From Your Heart #27

Card #3 Make It From Your Heart #29.
Tomorrow a new Color Dare Challenge will be at Color My Heart
Join us early and join us as often as you can.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pemberley, Flirty
Cardstock: Cranberry, Goldrush. Autumn Terracotta
Stamps: Avonlea Workshop on the Go
Ink: Cranberry, Autumn, Terracotta, Goldrush, Honey
Embellishments: Sparkles
Other: Cranberry Ribbon from my stash
Patterns: Make It From Your Heart #20. #27. #29
View the original Avonlea Card Workshop Here