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

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