Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year - New Seasonal Expressions

New Paper Pack: Charlotte
And some new cutting tools: Thin Cuts
These die cuts make it easy to cut out your 
stamped images for some fun and easy creations
I came across this video for an envelope card and decided to give it a try. 
This card holds money or checks for a perfect presentation when giving
money. It works with all our two sided printed papers. I dressed up the flap
with the Springtime Wishes thin cuts and some sparkles.
The inside holds a message on a new PML card from the new
 Charlotte paper pack. The new paper packs now come with
 twelve 12 X 12 B & T Duos including the coordinating Picture 
My Life cards. Lots of fun creating coming your way in the New Year.
To view the New Seasonal Expressions Click Here
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Charlotte
Cardstock: Fern, Sorbet
Stamps: Springtime Wishes, Finding the Words
Ink: Black, Sorbet, Fern
Embellishments: Sparkles, Charlotte Compliments

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Gift for You

Martinelli's Gift Bag
Share a bottle of Martinelli's with your favorite person at Christmas
Bag design is from the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.
Cut scallops and leaves from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
Add to bag in layers, stamp a sentiment and attach tag.
Use this sketch to make a merry surprise for someone special.

Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gifts From The Heart

  Handmade Close to My Heart Gifts
The last challenge of the year at Heart 2 Heart is to share your handmade gifts.
Every year since I was 9 years old I have made handmade gifts at Christmas.
This year I made each grand daughter a handmade CTMH necklace and each
grand son a handmade CTMH key chain.




I covered the necklace cards with coordinating B&T
for the packaging of each gift. Now it's your turn to share your 
gifts with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Cheer

With a Sketch
This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to pick your favorite
past Heart 2 Heart challengeMy choice goes way back to the sketch
 challenge from October 5. I was asked to be a guest designer
 for the month of October and in the course of preparing my projects
 for October I had a family emergency and had to back out. 
This is the card I made for the first challenge in October. I never had an opportunity
to post it so I'm taking this opportunity to share my sketch challenge card. I
used the sketch below and the White Pines Compliments to make my card.
So pick your favorite H2H challenge and share your project 
this week at Heart 2 Heart.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tis the Season

For Gift Giving
 The first Heart 2 Heart Challenge for December
 is to use something featured in the CTMH Holiday Expressions 
supplement and show us what you have made! 
I've been wanting to try the Base & Bling jewelry in the
Holiday Expressions on page 24. The fun snowflakes,
jingle bells, and red beads made the project a perfect
 gift for my granddaughters. I also made a case
for the necklace using a CD case and some B&T 
from the White Pines paper pack.
Now it's your turn to share your project from Holiday Expressions

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Tags

Going Vintage This Year
Every year I make homemade decorations at Christmas. This started when my first born was crawling and wanted to eat the ornaments on the tree. All ornaments had to be safe if put in the mouth. I have continued making homemade Christmas decorations all through the 47 years of marriage.
This year I decided to go vintage with all my best vintage decorations. I wanted to make some vintage tags to adorn my Christmas packages. The color dare this week at Color My Heart worked perfectly into my plan. The vintage colors: Cocoa, Cashmere, Cranberry, and Fern.
First Set: Making vintage tags is easy as 1-2-3
1. Cut tag shape using cashmere CS and sand to get the worn look
2. Stamp a background with Cocoa ink or tone on tone Cashmere ink
3. Add your vintage embellishments (see suggested list below)
Second Set: Making vintage tags is easy as 1-2-3
1. Cut white Daisy tag and brayer with cashmere ink.
2. Stamp a background with Cocoa ink or tone on tone Cashmere ink.
3. Add your vintage embellishments (see suggested list below)

Suggested vintage embellishments:
Lace, twine, gingham ribbon, seam binding ribbon
Antique gold or brass hardware
Silk flowers, opaques, charms, brad accents, antique buttons
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: White Pines
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cashmere
Stamps: vintage sets through the years
Ink: Cocoa, Cashmere, Cranberry, Fern
Embellishments: Assorted vintage embellishments from my stash