Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Water Color Splat

Making a Messy Leaf
It's a messy water coloring challenge at Heart 2 Heart challenge.
Found a left over piece of water color paper so used it to cut some
leaves for water coloring. First, water color the leaf and let dry.
Splat some brown on the leaf and score with embossing tool.
Messy leaf ready for card. Get messy and share at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Cashmere, Champagne
Stamps: Count Your Blessings
Ink: Cocoa

Monday, September 28, 2015

Water Color Blocking

With Honey, Poppy, & Cocoa
From the challenge at  Color My Heart.
I found a new CTMH challenge: Between the Folds
and decided to give it a try. The challenge this week was watercolor.
Since we don't currently have washi tape I decided to turn it
into a tool. Use your washi tape to block off the area on your
watercolor paper. Then watercolor the blocked off area the colors 
of your choice. I used Poppy and Honey. I used the script block 
in Universal Backgrounds with Cocoa ink to give it some texture.
So, Check out Between The Folds each Tuesday for a new 
CTMH challenge and be sure to challenge yourself 
each week with the Color My Heart Color Dare.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cocoa, Watercolor paper
Stamps: Shower Flowers, Victorian Gratitude
Ink: Cocoa, Honey, Poppy

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sketch Time

With Atlantic Hearts
If you're not trying the sketches at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 
then you should give it a try. Each week there is a fun and 
challenging sketch. A new sketch comes out each Monday. 
A thank you card using the Sangria paper pack.
I used this sketch for my card. Check out Atlantic Hearts 
for  the new sketch this week and give it a try.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Ink: Eggplant
Embellishments: Enamel Hearts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Halloween Treat Bags

Get Your Fun Treat Bags 
Fill these with treats for your favorite Trick or Treater
Embossed brown paper bag
Embossed white paper bag
Embossed brown paper bag
Cookie bag
Clear bag hold 2 Hershey bars
In case you missed the workshop you can order the kit for these bags.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Color Dare 160

Black, White, Goldrush and Ruby
The Color My Heart challenge this week is a certain challenge.
Floral bouquet with water color splats and textured
goldrush leaves. To texture the leaves just sand the 
cardstock before cutting out Art Philosophy leaves.
Inside of the card
Take the challenge at Color My Heart and share with us.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: La Vie en Rose
Cardstock: Ruby, White Daisy, Goldrush
Stamps: Hooray Bouquet, Pretty Petals
Ink: Black, Ruby, Goldrush
Embellishments: Sequins

Saturday, September 19, 2015

An Artistry Pumpkin

With An Artiste Face
The sketch at Atlantic Hearts was just right for my
Cricut cut Artistry Pumpkin. 
After filling in the polka dots on the Zoe B&T 
with a pencil eraser and sunset ink I cut 
some face parts from the pumpkin faces 
in the Cricut Artiste cartridge. Put it all
together for a Happy Halloween card.
Use this fun sketch to share your creation with us
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe, Nevermore
Cardstock: Sunset
Stamps: Tasty Terrors, Pumpkin Chevron
Ink: Black, Sunset
Embellishments: Black Fundamental Assortment

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Color Dare 159

The Colors of Sangria
Eggplant Pomegranate Poppy Cocoa Desert Sand Champagne

The new Sangria paper pack brings us bright and cheerful colors of Fall.
Also new this Fall is water coloring of all kinds. I wanted to try coloring the
 stamp with the water color paints and stamping on the CS. The challenge
at Color My Heart helped to make this water colored card.
The Sangria paper packs offers a variety of Fall colors to
make this floral stamp fun to paint. Even though the color
challenge does not name a green the paper has a green in it.
So I used New England Ivy ink pad for the green stems on
my stamp. The flowers are Eggplant, Pomegranate, and Poppy.
So, now, it's your turn to share your Sangria creations with us
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Champagne
Stamps: Paper Garden, Sending Love
Ink: New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pomegranate, Poppy, Cocoa
Embellishments: burlap Ribbon
Water Color Paper

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pocket Scrapbooking With Hello Life

Picture My Life Mini Album
It's so much fun creating PML cards for pocket scrapbooking.
The Hello Life stamp set for pocket scrapbooking  makes the
creating easy and fun. Just pick a paper pack, cut some 4 X 6 CS, 
grab your scraps and coordinating ink pads and get ready to create.
Front Cover of Mini Album
I used the Zoe paper pack for my summer mini album.
I used all the ink colors that coordinate with this pack.
Title Page
PML card with place for photo on the side
I will stamps the names of who is in the photo on the
canary streaked spots.
 Heart Today 4 X 6
 Journal PML card with photo on the right
Journal spot made with Artistry Cricut cartridge
 Photo mat made with Artistry Cricut cartridge
 4 X 3 Journal PML card and B&T used for photo mat
 Add photo to one side of 4 X 6 PML card
 Love this arrow points to the next photos 
Two photo spots
Celebrate National Stamping Month with this wonderful stamp 
set and make your own pocket scrapbooking cards. This
stamp set is only available in September. Order yours soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Getting Ready for Fall

With Sangria
The new Sangria paper pack has some wonderful
colors of Fall. The purples, oranges, browns, and golds
were just right for this sketch at Atlantic Hearts.
A little zig zag stitching and Pomegranate tipped
flower petals bring this card together.
Use this sketch to make a card to share with us at
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Cashmere, Pomegranate, Kraft
Stamps: Say It All
Ink: Cocoa, Pomegranate
Embellishments: Opaques

Friday, September 11, 2015

Coloring Fun

With Markers, Water Colors, and Ink Pads
The coloring challenge at Heart 2 Heart inspired these 3 X 3 gift cards.
Using the stamp set Reindeer Bells I stamped each image with
Archival Black ink. After the ink dried I colored each one with
a different media.
Reindeer and background colored with water color paints.
Packages water colored using ink pads and a wet paint brush.
Santa colored with markers. Face is colored with water color
pencils. Nose and cheeks are also accented with the pencils.
Each card is accented with the bitty icons from Countdown.
Fun to color but more fun to water color.
Share your coloring tips with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: White Pines
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby, Goldrush, Topiary, Desert Sand
Stamps: Reindeer Bells, Countdown
Ink: Topiary, Ruby, Goldrush
Embellishments: Sparkles
Water color paint

Poppy Color Challenge

 Gift Tags for All Occasions
The color challenge at Heart 2 Heart is 5 fun colors from this
 poppy photo: Topiary, Lagoon, Glacier, Sunset, and Cranberry.

For this challenge I made an assortment of gift tags for all occasions
using the gift boxes from Reindeer Bells and water colored with ink pads
For a Housewarming: Lagoon, Glacier, Cranberry
For Christmas: Glacier, Cranberry, Topiary
For a Birthday: Lagoon, Sunset, Topiary
A fun part of making these tags is adding the tiny icons
to enhance the packages. These tiny icons come from 
Now it's your turn to share your "Poppy" creations at Heart 2 Heart
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe, Scaredy Cat. Snowhaven
Cardstock: Glacier, Cranberry, Topiary, White Daisy
Stamps: Reindeer Bells, Countdown
Embellishments: Bakers Twine

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I Just Couldn't Wait

To Play With Water Color Paints
Remember these water color paints. They are CTMH circa 1998.
This was my first water color paint set when I first became a CTMH (DOTS)
consultant. The set has 2 color pallets, a mixing dish, and a water
bottle with brush inside the water bowl. Water Colors for traveling.
So when I saw these cards on Amy's Art From The Heart 
I just had to give it a try. Since my paints aren't here yet 
I dug out my 1998 set and went to work.
I cut some water color paper 4 X 5.25 and used my CTMH 
brush to swipe come colors on the bottom of the water color paper. 
After it was dry, I attached some B&T, stamped a greeting from 
Hello Life that coordinated with the paint color. The best part
is the doodling. I tried some different doodle designs that we
doodled in 1998. Doodling was popular in 1998 and now it's back.
After the art piece was finished I attached to a standard card base.
Thanks Amy, You're always an inspiration!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: La Vie En Rose
Cardstock: White Daisy, Water Color Paper
Ink: Canary, Sky, Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Black
Water Color Paints circa 1998

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Life - Pocket Scrapbooking

Welcome Summer
You all know how crazy I am for pocket scrapbooking. 
Each little pocket card is like a mini craft creation 
and a fun way to use scraps. When my  "Hello Life" 
stamp sets arrived this is the one I played with first. 
Ashley, Carrie, Laney, and Zach at Mission bay on their paddle boards.
Had so many pictures so pocket scrapbooking came in handy. This page 
has more photos and pocket cards on the back and it will be the center

This "Hello Life" pocket scrapbooking stamp set is easy
and fun to use. I made a Welcome Summer mini album which
I will post later. I intend to make one for Autumn, Winter, and Spring
using this same stamp set. If you like pocket scrapbooking you
will want this stamp set. Don't forget it's only available this month.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Hello Life
Ink: Canary, Glacier, Slate, Black. Thistle
Design #3 Memory Protector

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Oh, Hey

The Ladies are Back
Lovin' these ladies from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.
They really like hangin' out on this branch from Artfully Sent Border Card.
And of course.. a few Artistry clouds hangin' around.
National Stamping Month presents the 
Hello Life Card making stamp set. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Paper Garden Water Color

A Fun Water Coloring Technique
I used the CTMH directions that were used on the SOTM Card in the 
New Holiday Expressions page 33. A few exceptions: I don't have my 
water color paints yet so after stamping the image on Whisper CS 
with Whisper ink I colored the image with my water color pencils. 
I used the new CTMH water color brushes to blend the pencil colors. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Nevermore
Cardstock: Colonial White, Whisper, Thistle
Stamps: Paper Garden, Victorian Gratitude
Ink: Thistle
Water Color: Pencils
Embellishments: Thick Twine, Enamel Hearts