Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Color Dare #27

A Sneak Peak With
Sweet Leaf, Topiary and New England Ivy
Being a seamstress before I even knew about stamping I'm loving the new 
textiles coming up in the soon to be released Idea Book. I've been adding fabrics
 to my cards through the years but now I can add CTMH fabrics. Soooo fun!
This week's color challenge at Color My World is is a monochromatic 
challenge with Sweet Leaf, Topiary, and New England Ivy. And taking some
 inspiration from last week's challenge to use black and white I used the 
black & white textile fabric from the For Always textile collection 
with the three greens. So let's see your creations with these colors 
this week at Color My World.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Topiary, White Daisy,  Glitter Paper
Textile: For Always
Ink: Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Black
Stamps: Words of Comfort
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Black Buttons

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Black & White With

A Pop of Color
New color dare at Color My World works beautifully with soon to be released new paper pack "For Always."  The paper pack is all black and white so you can add the perfect color of your choosing.
My pop of color is Hollyhock. 
Be sure to check out the other pops of colors at Color My World.
Join the challenge and share your pop of color with us.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: White Daisy, Hollyhock
Stamps: Be Still
Ink: black
Embellishments: Black Buttons, Opaques, Tulle
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #24

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fancy Folds Cards

Are Playing at Heart 2 Heart
Fancy Fold cards can be fun and challenging. I've made my share so 
I was trying to find one that was new to me. I found this 
cascading card Here and it looked different and not to hard. 
Front view of card has a 2.5 X 3.5 card from Originals attached to 
the front and a pull out in the back pocket to send a message.
Side view with the back card pulled out
So let us see your fancy folds at Heart 2 Heart
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly(available February 1)
Cardstock: Buttercup, Pear, White Daisy
Ink: Cotton Candy, Buttercup. Ruby
Stamps: Hello Blooms (available February 1)
Embellishments: Chantilly Textiles, Pink Glitter Gems
Pattern: Bow Front from Originals, Cascade Card

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nothing Says Hot Cocoa Like....

Snowman Soup
Have a little hot coca with your own package of Snowman Soup. The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is all about the hot cocoa. For this challenge I put together the soup ingredients in a clear pillow box which will be coming your way soon in the new Spring/summer Idea Book.
Also this week at Color My World, Sarah has given us two great colors that work well with my snowman soup package. Ruby just happened to match the red on the how cocoa pack and Indian Corn Blue was just perfect for the snowman face, hat and scarf. So you now have two challenges to play with. Hot cocoa at Heart 2 Heart or Ruby with Indian Corn blue at Color My World. Be sure to share your creations with us.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby, Indian Corn Blue
Ink: Black, Ruby, Indian Corn blue
Stamps: Snowflakes, All Decked Out
Embellishments: Silver Brads, Liquid Applique 
Clear Pillow box
Other: Ribbon from stash

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Creatin' With Neutrals Is Easy as...

One, Two, Three
One Card Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #21
Two Stamp Sets: Just A Number and Love Blooms
Three Neutral Colors: Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Black

Color My Heart is celebrating the new year with a new design team and a great new color challenge. Neutrals are the colors of the week and there are 12 to play with. 
 Layered flowers
One popped up word in the greeting

 Add a seam binding ribbon for flair
Stamp the greeting on a popped up banner.

Choose your neutrals and come play at Color My Heart

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: La Belle Vie, Flirty, Moonlight
Cardstock: Desert Sand, Bamboo, Black
Ink: Bamboo, Desert Sand, Black
Stamps: Just A Number, Love Blooms
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon, Opaques, Burlap Ribbon
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #21

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

More Snowflake Fun

Not all Snowflakes are Equal
Adding the Cricut cut snowflake from the
 stamp set "Snowflakes" can brighten up any card.

 Use the Cottage Assortment embellishment package as layers with the Cricut 
snowflake(pg. 27 Art Philosophy Cartridge) to make a floral embellishment
Separate the Cottage Assortment flowers for different layering 
techniques with the Cricut snowflake (pg. 27 Art Philosophy Cartridge).
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Twilight, Creme Brulee, Colonial White
Ink: Chocolate, Twilight
Stamps: Words of Comfort, Snowflakes
Embellishments: Basic Buttons, Seam Binding Ribbon, Cottage Assortment, Blue Buttons, Bakers Twine
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #30

Monday, January 7, 2013

Snow Much Fun

There is snow much fun going on this week at Heart 2 Heart, You don't want to miss.
We have a new group of All Star Alumnae Designers for the new year. 
Our first challenge in 2013 is all about snow as in flakes, white, cold, etc. 

I decided to use the off white in Avonlea along with White Daisy to make this 
Warm Greeting card. The snowflake is cut from our new glitter paper 
featured in the Whooos Your Valentine Kit celebrating 
Paper Crafting Month in January. Also, the pattern for this card is from 
CTMH's How to Book, Originals which is coming back soon with 
the release of the new 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.
Check out the snow fun at Heart 2 Heart and share with us your snow fun.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Avonlea White, White Daisy, Glitter Paper
Stamps: Snowflakes, A Garden, Just a Number
Ink: Slate
Embellishments: Sparkles, Sparkle Flourish
Pattern: Center Squares from Originals

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Color Dare #23

Gypsy and Sky
Tints of purple and blue are the challenge colors at Color My Heart
It's a patchwork of 
Gypsy and Sky with some random stamping, 
 tone on tone stamping, and faux stitching to give texture.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Scholastic
Cardstock: Sky, Gypsy, White Daisy
Ink: Sky, Gypsy
Stamps: A Garden, Kudos from Artiste Collection
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Pin Clips
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #19

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

May this be the Grandest Year Yet!

Happy New Year to all. 
May the Lord's blessings fill each new day with joy and peace in your heart.