Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Birthday Girl at the Rose Blossom Garden

It's Cupcake Time in the Garden
Time to play with the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge #4:  
the Birthday Girl Key on the Artiste cartridge.  
When you play along with us at the Rose Blossom Garden
you are automatically entered into a drawing that is held at the end of the month.  
This month, the stamp set being give away is Hello Blooms.
The "Birthday Girl" key will make this cute cupcake box. For a standard size cupcake 
cut a 3" box with lid. the lid has an opening so you can inset the sign in the cupcake.
This key also cuts the cupcake wrapper as well as the "Birthday Girl" lettering.
For a standard cupcake, cut the wrapper at 1 3/4"

The cupcake wrapper can also be used for a nut cup.
Just use a foil baking cup in the wrapper and fill with nuts.
So you have three days left to play with the "Birthday Girl" 
key and share at Rose Blossom Garden for your 
chance to win the Hello Blooms Stamp set.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly
Cardstock: Cotton Candy
Ink: Cotton Candy
Stamp: Chantilly WOTG
Embellishments: Pin Clips
Other: Ribbon from stash

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Gift of Freedom

Remembering The Brave
Happy Memorial Day to all as we celebrate the memory of those who have 
given us our freedom. To all the military troops we salute you and pray 
for God's greatest blessings on your lives and on the lives of your family.
This week at Heart 2 Heart the challenge is to add some stitching to your creation.
Being a seamstress before I was a stamper made this is right up my ally. In case you're not into 
sewing you can add faux stitching to your project, sew on a button or two, 
add a cross stitch here and there to add character, or use a stitching stamp to add stitches. 
Anyway, join the fun and share your projects at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim
Ink: Cranberry, Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Home of the Free(retired)
Embellishments: Embroidery Thread, Artisan Studs
Pattern: Originals "Upright"


Friday, May 17, 2013

An Encore Presentation

Got Milk?
I usually don't present my creations more than once. But, in this case 
I just wanted to share this one more time to invite you to come
play in the Rose Blossom Garden. For the next two weeks the this challenge
 will be using the Birthday Girl key on the Artiste Cricut cartridge (page 69). 
 Celebrate the V.I.P. (very important princess) in you and/or 
your friends and have a blast creating with this key! 
I used the frosting for the cupcake to make the cow print. 
The box holds the Oreo cookies with a "Got Milk" tag.

Added the milk mustache for grandpa.
Now you have until May 31 to play in the Rose Blossom Garden.
I can't enter this creation in the challenge because it's not new 
but I have an idea for my VIP that I will share later this week.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Stamps: Typeface, Perfect Fit-Dad
Ink: Black, Ruby
Embellishments: Black Brad, Baker's Twine



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"P" is for Party

The challenge: work with the Circus (or "P") key on the Artiste cartridge (page 50) of the Cricut booklet.  This is a super fun key, that includes pinwheels, Ferris wheels, Yo-yos and a cute triangle box.
The Yo-yo(shift, 3-d object) on this page is my favorite. 
I've used it as part of my Dream Pop party supplies
The cute pinwheels add a fun accent to the party. 
The Party invitation with the yo-yo and pinwheels. 
I used the letter "P" from Artiste to spell out Party.
Even though this challenge ends today, tomorrow 
Rose Blossom Garden will have a brand new challenge.
Come play at the Rose Blossom Garden soon.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dream Pop
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Party Time
Ink: Honey, Sunset, Cotton Candy
Embellishments: Sunset Mini Medley, Sparkles, Assorted Ribbons
Container: My Creations Kraft Container

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Flowers

For My May Basket
May Flowers are on parade at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week.

I filled my May basket with flower topped Hershey Nuggets. 
This a great addition to my Dream Pop Party supplies.
Now it's your turn to share your May flowers with us at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dream Pop
Cardstock: Kraft
Ink: Honey, Cranberry, Sunset
Stamps: Dream Big
Embellishments: Various Brads, Bakers Twine
Basket Pattern: Cricut Artiste booklet pg.40 cut 6" card and secure sides with a tab
Flowers: Artiste booklet pg.54 cut flowers @ 1 1/4", 1" and 3/4" of assorted colors, layer and secure with a brad.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Color Challenge #42

It's all About the Pinks
Blush, Hollyhock, and Cotton Candy are the colors of the week at Color My Heart.

For my project I made a card an added a little gray for some background stamping.
To make the squares just use the back side of any square stamp. Ink with Slate, 
stamp off  for a second generation of color and randomly stamp on your 
white cardstock. The pink block is second generation Blush ink. 
Cut the white 1 1/4"  flowers from Artiste Cricut booklet page 73 and 
ink edges with Cotton Candy. Cut the Hollyhock 1/2" flowers from 
Artiste Booklet page 44. Layer your flowers and embellish with pearl in the center.

So grab your pinks and create a surprise for us this week at Color My Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Blush, Hollyhock, Whisper
Ink: Blush, Slate, Cotton Candy
Stamps: A Friend Like You
Embellishments: Opaques

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Class of 2013

Graduate Announcement


I have 3 granddaughters graduating from high school this June.
 It's a busy time as we get ready for this momentous occasion. 
Ashley will graduate on June 5, and the twins, Ali and Lex 
will graduate on June 7. Then it's off to college.
 Oh, boy they grow up so fast.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Black, Cranberry
Ink: Black, Cranberry
Stamps: Congrats Graduate, Save the Date

Friday, May 3, 2013

It's National Scrapbook Day

Celebrate with Dream Pop
Our family trip to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad was full of color:
Dream Pop Colors. The pinks and red with the yellows and oranges
just brighten the day. 
Two page layout Make It From Your Heart pattern #11


This layout is a part of the scrapbook I'm making for Ashley 
for her graduation from High School. I'm putting together
a book of memories of her senior year. The paper pouch
holds a tag where she can write down her memories of the day.
Two page layout Make It From Your Heart pattern #12

Oh My Gosh! A surprise for Ashley from her boyfriend.
He brought balloons, flowers, and cupcakes long with
his invitation to Homecoming. The paper pouch hold a 
tag so she can have a secret journaling spot.
On the side she can tell the story of this special invitation.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Dream Pop
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glitter paper
Stamps: Be True, Little Reminder(Both retired)
Ink: Slate, Sunset
Embellishments: Silver Ribbon, Sparkles, Black buttons, Red Buttons, Green Buttons
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #11,12