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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two for One

A Snowflake Tree Ornament
One project for two challenges at Heart 2 Heart.
Challenge #1: All Framed Up
The snowflake is "all framed up" with the cookie cutter
Challenge #2: Moving On
The snowflake is "moving on" in the cookie cutter with an adhesive spring
So get your move on and see what you can frame up to share at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Frosted
Cardstock: Crystal Blue
Ink: Twilight, Crystal Blue, Blush
Stamps: Perfect Fit- Holidays
Embellishments: Glitter Gems, Seam binding Ribbon, Bitty Sparkles
Other: Snowflake cookie cutter


Monday, December 9, 2013

Color Dare 72

Barn Red
A one color challenge this week at Color My Heart brings out the vintage look.
For my project I used the 6 X 6 Kraft cards cut in fourths to make four
3 X 3 gift cards. A quick and easy project.
Pattern: Originals "Fun Flap"
Pattern: Originals "Pieced Panels"
Pattern: Originals "Stage right"
Pattern: Originals "Squares & Overlay"

Share your Barn Red creations at Color My Heart this week.
B&T Duos: Huntington, Frosted
Cardstock: Kraft, Barn Red
Ink: Cashmere, Champagne, Barn Red
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Perfect fit-Christmas
Embellishments: Bitty Opaques, Hemp Baker Twine

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Tags from CTMH

All Dressed Up With
Ponderosa Pine and Cranberry
Inspiration for these tags come from this week's challenge at Color My Heart.
A window tin full of Christmas tags.
Directions to make tags: Download the free tags from Close to my Heart. 
Cut each tag out. Using the tag from Artiste Cricut cartridge pg.35 
cut 4 tags with Cranberry cardstockand 4 tags with Ponderose Pine 
cardstock at 5 inches. Cut 8 tags from your choice of background B&T
 paper at 4.5 inches. Print two copies of the free tags from CTMH.
Cut each tag out and adhere to the background tags. Cut the greetings from the 
second page of printed tags and pop up on tags.  Embellish as desired.



Another Christmas challenge comes from the Rose Blossom Garden
This will be the final challenge before the Rose Blossom Garden closes. 
So share your Christmas creation before the garden is closed. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Frosted
Cardstock: Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry
Ink: Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry
Stamps: Tag the Occasion
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Opaques, Cranberry buttons, Floral Accents, Sparkles

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Blessings

To You and Yours
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Huntington
Cardstock: Autumn Terracotta, Colonial White, Champagne
Ink: Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta
Stamps: Holiday Tags
Embellishments: Embroidery Thread, Wooden Buttons, Bakers Twine
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #27

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Game On

At Heart 2 Heart
It's a Game On challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart
So.....Merry Christmas with Bingo
Awhile back, Caroline asked for the "deets" on the poinsettias so here are the deets:
Using Artiste Cricut cartridge cut the two flowers on page 80 at 2.25 inches 
and one flower at 1.75 inch.Score each petal down the center with your
 paper trimmer and stylus. Fold the petals on the score line.
Adhere together in layers and attach a center embellishment.
Now it's your turn to get your game on and share with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Sparkle & Shine
Cardstock: Ruby, Topiary, Colonial White
Ink: Ruby, Topiary
Stamps: Bingo Alphabet
Embellishments: Wrangler Assortment, Sparkle & Shine Assortment
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #29

Friday, November 22, 2013

Challenge #15 & #16 in the Rose Blossom Garden

A Fall Gratitude Journal
This is the time of the year that I make my annual gratitude journal. 
I wanted to use my favorite paper pack, Frosted, for this project.
 I used the leaves and the title from the "B" key of the Cricut Artbooking booklet.
To customize a spiral notebook just remove the spiral from the notebook and 
cover with your favorite paper pack. Embellish according to your theme.
Inside the journal is a pocket to save any notes to go with your thoughts.
Be sure to check out the great projects at Rose Blossom Garden 
for more Fall and Thanksgiving inspiration.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Frosted
Cardstock: Champagne, Cashmere
Ink: Cashmere, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy, Look to the Light
Embellishments: Hemp Twine, Word Accents, Floral Accents
Other: Spiral Notebook

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Color Dare #67

Fun with Tag Cards
The challenge this week at Color My Heart is to use black and white 
with a green of your choice. My favorite green to go 
with black and white is Sweet Leaf. 
Using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge cut the tag card 
using Sweet Leaf 5.5 inches. 
For the black and white part I used the 
B&T Duos "For Always"
Add some flowers, a sentiment and embellishments

Quick and easy to put together a set of Thinking of You cards
Tomorrow starts a new challenge at Color My Heart so if you missed
this "green" challenge come play with the new challenge.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Black, White Daisy
Ink: Black, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: A Blossom, Hello Blooms, Casual Expressions, Frame Flair, Washi Wonder
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Twist Ties, Base & Bling Floral Accents,Assorted Buttons

Monday, November 4, 2013

Birthday Greetings with Sparkle Chevrons

Make It From Your Heart Vol.II
Use chevrons as a part of the card pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol.II
Using pattern 25 add chevrons to one of the strips
Use chevrons as parts "D" & "E" with pattern 19
Add chevrons to band "D" on pattern 22
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sarita
Cardstock: Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Creme Brulee
Stamps: Charming Chevrons, Card Chatter- Birthday, Just a Number, Heartfelt Birthday Wish
Embellishments: Sparkle Chevron Shapes, Bakers Twine
Patterns: Make It From Your Heart 19, 22, 25 


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Halloween Time in the Garden

Challenge #13 in the Rose Blossom Garden
During the month of October at the Rose Blossom Garden will be bringing you ideas for Halloween
Challenge #13
Halloween Theme with Bonus Option
Artbooking "I" Key (page 55)
Halloween Treat Container #1
Using a large tuna can I covered with some lagoon B&T paper from Later Skater
paper pack. Using the "I" key from the Artbooking cartridge I cut a border of
candy treats, the pumpkin and the Trick or Treat title for the tag. Then I filled the
container with fruit flavored tootsie roll treats to match my colors.

Challenge #14 in the Rose Blossom Garden
More Halloween ideas from the Rose Blossom Garden
 Challenge #14
Halloween Theme with Bonus Option
Artbooking "C" Key (page 70)
Halloween Treat Container #2
Using a large tuna can I covered with some pear B&T from the Later Skater paper pack. 
Using the "C" key from Artbooking cricut cartridge I cut some black birds to sit on
the fence from border on page 71 in Artbooking cricut booklet. I used the 4 X 6 Photo Mat
for the tag cutting it at 2.5" real dial size. I added some fall leaves and a little
black bird. Then I filled the container with fruit flavored tootsie roll treats to match my colors.
Now let's see your Halloween creations in the Rose Blossom Garden. You have until
Halloween to share.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Later Skater
Cardstock: Sunset, Pear, Lagoon, Black, Autumn Terracotta, Honey, Topiary
Ink: Topiary, Sunset
Stamps: Tag the Occasion
Embellishments: Black Tulle, Bakers Twine, Twist Ties


Monday, October 14, 2013

Holiday Guide Blog Hop

A Special Christmas Gift
with the new 
Hip Pic Album
Welcome to our very first Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop. 
If you have come from Georgia's Inkygeorgia Blog you are on the right path.
This very first Holiday Gift Guide comes loaded with special items just for the holidays. 
Be sure to take note that some of the items are "while supplies last" 
because you really don't want to miss your chance to order for the holidays.
The front cover of my Hip Pic album. 
This is a gift for my daughter with all the fun photos of her kids when 
they were little. Kind of a Mom"s brag book. I kept with the color scheme
 that comes in the kit: Creme Brulee, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Smoothie, and Kraft.
I was amazed at how the colors went with the photos no mater 
the colors in the photo. Very generic.
First page with inside cover.
I added some photo frames from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge
to coordinate with the photos.
The square photos frames are cut at 4.25 real dial size.
The longer photo frames that hold a 4 X 4 photo is cut at 5.5 real dial size
If you have more than 16 photos for your album you can add 
flip flaps from the small assortment package.
You can add colors behind the cut out sections of you  photo frame.
Flip flap opens to show more photos.
Use the kraft, creme brulee, and outdoor denim for a more masculine look.
Add a little smoothie for a girly look
Be sure to use your bonding memory glue pen to
 adhere those small chevrons and hearts.
If you use a photo frame that has a cut out in the corner you can 
cover the cut out section with a die cut. These photo frames are the same one 
but I covered the heart on the creme brulee frame with an outdoor denim die cut.
Last page with back cover.

For more amazing fun with our new Holiday Gift Guide hop over to 
Vicki's priceof paper blog. Thanks for hopping with us!
If you get off the trail you can find the hopping trail Here.

CTMH Supplies:
Kit: Hip Pic Album Kit
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Smoothie, and Kraft
Ink: Creme Brulee, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Smoothie, Black
Embellishments: Die Cuts from the Kit
Other: Photo frames from Artbooking, Small Assorted Flip Flaps

Cranberry Plus One

Topiary
The Color My Heart challenge this week is to use Cranberry with one other color. 
This gave me the perfect opportunity to work on Christmas cards. I really like the 
cheerful colors of Christmas red(cranberry) and Christmas green(topiary).
To help my project go a little faster I used the Greetings Card Workshop from
Wishes. This workshop uses just three 12 X 12 papers. So I random stamped
a 12 X 12 White Daisy with holly and berries, added a sheet of cranberry and
a sheet topiary. Using the cutting diagrams in Wishes I was able to make 16
(2 of each design) Christmas cards in less and 30 minutes.



Now it's your turn to share your cranberry project with us of Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Topiary, White Daisy
Ink: Cranberry, Topiary
Stamps: A Holiday, Holiday Tags
Embellishments: Glitter Gems

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Sneak Peak

From the CTMH Holiday Gift Guide
Color My Heart color challenge this week gave me a chance to use the new Trim the Tree stamp set with the coordinating Sparkle Holiday Shapes. After making my  Christmas card kit I had two stars left over so I put them to use on this card for Color Dare #63: Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, and Ruby.
Now it's your turn to share your creation with us at Color My Heart
using Outdoor Denim, Pacifica and Ruby.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, White Daisy
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, Ruby
Stamps: Trim The Tree, Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Sparkle Holiday Shapes, Ruby Mini Medley
Other: Snowflake embossing folder

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Color Dare 62

Sweet Leaf and Olive
It's a monochromatic color scheme at Color My Heart.
Nothing says green like trees and these trees from the Frosted Card Kit
are my favorites. And....nothing says green like Christmas. So......I made a
Christmas bulb with green trees on this card. Tomorrow Color My Heart
will have a new color challenge so if you can't make this one then come back 
tomorrow and check out a new color challenge.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Frosted
Cardstock: Olive, Sweet Leaf, Colonial White
Ink: Olive, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Frosted Card Making Kit
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Bitty Sparkles, Glitter gems
Other: Sweet Leaf retired ribbon

Monday, September 30, 2013

Brown Paper Pakages

Tied Up With String
It's that time of year to get out my mini paper bags, fill them with treats,  
and decorate them for my family at Halloween. This year's treats
are tootsie roll candies of all sorts.
Thanks to Heart 2 Heart I tied up all the paper bags up with CTMH
string(black hemp and bakers twine). Today is the last day to share your
Brown Paper Packages at Heart 2 Heart. If you don't have time today
be sure to check out the ideas shared at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Laughing Lola
Cardstock: Colonial White, Lagoon, Pear, Sunset
Ink: Pear, Sunset, Lagoon, Black
Stamps: Holiday Tags, Perfect Fit-Halloween
Embellishments: Black Hemp, Bakers Twine, Black Mini Medley
Other: Assorted mini paper bags, Tootsie roll candies

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

Embellishments Embellishments and More Embellishments
To showcase my favorites in the Fall/Winter Idea Book I made a sampler
using the 6 X 6 Canvass Display. Each square it made using the
baker's twine from the Wooden Mini Medley.
A Few of My Favorite Things:
1. Word Accents
2. Rosewood Mini Medley
3. Laughing Lola Assortment Satin clip
4. Laughing Lola Assortment Printed Gem
5. Black Mini Medley
6. Floral Accents with Word Accents
7. Frosted Assortment
8. Pro Player Assortment
9. Ruby Mini Medley
One more day to share with Heart 2 Heart 
a Few of Your Favorite Things.


Alphabet Soup at Heart 2 Heart

Wish U a Happy Birthday
Making a Heart 2 Heart Alphabet soup with Vintage Type, 
Polka Dot Alphabet, Keyboard Uppercase and A Typeface.  
Mixing up letters from different stamp sets makes really good alphabet soup.
Add a little texture and character with stitching using the new
stitching guide. View the new stitching video from Close to My Heart
for more stitching inspiration and creative composition.
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart and share your Alphabet Soup Recipe.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Laughing Lola
Cardstock: Lagoon, white Daisy
Stamps: Vintage Type, Polka Dot Alphabet, Keyboard Uppercase, A Typeface, 
Holiday Tags, Sweet and Lovely from Artbooking Cricut Collection
Ink: Black, Lagoon
Embellishments: Black Mini Medley, Bakers Twine, Embroidery Thread, Paradise Flowers
Pattern: Make It From Your Hear Vol.II #27



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Artbooking With the "X" Key

In the Rose Blossom Garden
It's that time of year when I make my teachers back to school Post It Note holder.
Playing along in the Rose blossom Garden made this project easier and some
what more fun. The color scheme for this back to school project is 
Red(Ruby), Blue(Pacifica)Green(Olive), and Yellow(Honey). 
Directions: Using the "real dial size" cut the following  parts for the the cover
1. Photo mat 1 on the  "Z" key cut at 5 inches 
2. Cut White Daisy according to directions on Take Note stamp set
3. Cut a green apple and red apple on the "X" key 1 1/2 inches. 
Cut leaf off red apple and attach to to green apple.
4. Cut "Think grow learn" on the "X" key 1 1/4 inch.
5. Embellish with "note" stamped and some washi wonder.
Directions for inside: Using "real dial size" cut the following parts
1. Cut two pieces of cardstock 4 X 5 and cover with B&T paper.
2. Attach Photo mat 2 on the "X" key cut at 4 inches. 
Insert a piece of cardstock in the opening.
3. Shift Title on "Z" key for the "Notes" mat and cut at 4 1/4 inches.
Attach to the covered cardstock.
4. Embellish the "ABC" frame with your choice of 
stamped images and some washi wonder.
5. Attach a Post It Note pad to the "Notes" mat.
Bind it all together with a Bind It All or you can use rings to put it together.
Get ready for back to school and play with us in the Rose Blossom Garden.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy
Cardstock: Pacifica, Ruby, Olive, Honey
Stamps: Take Note, Washi Wonder, All the Details
Ink: Honey, Ruby, Olive, Pacifica
Other: 4 X 5 Coasters, Bind It All, Ribbon from stash 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #45

A Tweet Holiday Card
The sketch at CAS(E) this sketch with the two branches and a fluttery
critter just reminded me of  the "Merry & Bright" stamp set.
This card is inspired by the sketch below. 
See what you can create with this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Topiary, White Daisy
Ink: Cranberry, Smoothie, Topiary
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Bitty Opaques.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

School Time in the Rose Blossom Garden

With Artbooking School Layout
Rose Blossom Garden Challenge #11: School theme using the
 "Z" key in Cricut Artbooking booklet page 68.
Ten years ago, Zachary started Kindergarten and had his 5th birthday all in
September 2003. Fast forward ten years, school started in August and his
15th birthday is today September 17. Happy Birthday Zach.
This layout is inspired by the layout I made ten years ago. 
It was fun to up date with current scrapbooking trends.
Page 1 uses the calendar overlay for the background of the
first day of tenth grade. The calendar title uses the border piece.
Page 2 uses the Photo Mat for this layout with "Ready" photos (getting ready),
a "Set" photo with books and backpack all set, and a "Go" photo getting 
in the car to go to school. I used the icon to say "Hello, grade 10."
Now you have until the end of the month to play with us in the Rose Blossom Garden 
and share your school themed idea. Come play with us in the garden.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Babycakes
Cardstock: Garden Green, Sky, Sorbet, White Daisy
Ink: Garden Green, Sky, Sorbet, Black
Stamps: Take Note, Washi Wonder, School Years
Cricut Layout: "School Layout" page 68 Artbooking booklet