Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Sneak Peak

Fun circle card made with the Art Philosophy Collection and embellished with the new Flutter Paper Shapes and Bling Buttons.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Sonoma
Cardstock: Colonial White, black, Gypsy, Sunflower
Stamps: From the Art Philosophy Collection
Ink: Sunflower, Black, Gypsy
Embellishments: Flutter Shapes, Bling Buttons, Waxy Flax, Black Opaques
Other: Checked Ribbon

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Sneak Peak

A few more weeks and Zach will not be able to eat off the child's menu.....He will be 13. I made this card for his birthday using the new Cricut cartridge from the Art Philosophy Collection. 
New CTMH Supplies
BTP: Typeset
Cardstock: Colonial White Card cut from Cricut
Ink: Black, Juniper, Honey, Vineyard Berry
Stamps: Typeset WOTG
Embellishments: Milepost Shapes, Pewter Mini Medley, Black Mini Medley

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

It's a sketch challenge at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog this week. And as we look forward the debut of the new 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book next week, I'm giving you a little sneak peak of some new product.
This card uses the new Christmas themed paper pack "Believe." It has some refreshing Christmas colors: Holiday Red, Topiary, Sweet Leaf, and Sky.
Now, here's the sketch for the challenge. Try it out and post your creations at Heart 2 Heart and you could win some awesome prizes from our sponsors S'andra and Tonya.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Holiday Red
Stamps: Polka Dot Alphabet, Card Chatter-Christmas
Embellishments: Topiary Brads, Sky Bigger Brads

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Mood is Cool......

But the Color and Mood Challenge #7 is to create a warm project. I generally gravitate to the blues, purples, and greens(cool colors) when making a project. But for this challenge we were challenged to make a project using colors that are not the ones we would gravitate to.

For my project I used Olivia for my "warm" colors to make this card. 
Now it's your turn to make a "cool" or "warm" project.  You can post your creation Here.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Olivia
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Barn Red, Smoothie
Stamps: Circle Together, Eclectic Edges
Embellishments: Embroidery Floss, Foundry Flourishes (retired)

Christmas in July

It's a Christmas in July Challenge at Diana's challenge blog this week. Be sure to visit her challenge blog and share with us your Christmas in July creations.

For my "July" Christmas card I used a heart doily with a "merry" banner, cranberry button with bakers twine and double bow made with seam binding ribbon. Simple criss cross dry embossing on the base of the card adds texture to the bamboo cardstock.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Doilies & Lace at Heart 2 Heart

Pretty and frilly describe the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.  Doilies are a fun item to add to your creations and lace works on all those sweet and frilly cards or scrapbook pages.  I have been playing with the lacey images in the Simple Memories stamps set and decided to use them with my Doilies Spellbinder die cut. Added a little old fashioned lace and some ribbon and to make this simple card for my friend who needs
to have a wonderful day. 
Hope you can join us this week at Heart 2 Heart with some doily and/or lace creations.  You could win some great prizes from our sponsors S'andra and Tonya. Looking forward to seeing what pretty and frilly projects you create.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Grey Wool
Stamps: Simple Memories
Embellishments: Opaques
Other: Spellbinder Doilies, Lace, Ribbon

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's a Color Dare

And.... boy was it a challenge.
Cranberry, Juniper, sorbet, Sunset, and Pansy Purple.
Not your usual color combination. I guess that's why it's called a dare.

I've been wanting to send some messages with the Bingo stamped card in the background. So, just stamped it in 2nd generation Juniper and added some flowers. Now it's your turn to create something special with these daring colors. Be sure to post your creation at the CTMHCD#1 blog.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Wings
Cardstock: Juniper, PanseyPurple, Colonial White
Ink: Pansey Purple, Cranberry, Juniber, Sunset, Sorbet
Stamps: Bingo Alphabet, Extreme Happiness, For Every Occasion
Embellishments: Sunset Mini Medley, Hemp

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We're Party Hoppin' with an Altered Item Challenge

It's party time here on your hopping trail. If you have come from Donna's blog you are on the right trail.  While I was putting my Party card together I decided to make a  Party treat basket.  After it was done I realized it is an altered tin can which fits with the Altered Item Challenge that Diana has going on. So after the hop you can check out the challenge and see what altered item you can create.

The treats in my Party basket are Nuggets wrapped with random stamped copy paper and a tube of M&M's
Now it's time to hop over to Kathleen's blog a see the outstanding creations she has made for you.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sofia
Cardstock: Pear, Smoothie, Sorbet, White Daisy
Ink: Pear, Smoothie, Sorbet
Stamps: Pennant Alphabet, Fanfare(WOTG)
Other: Baker's Twine, assorted ribbon

If you want to try Diana's Altered Item Challenge you can check it out Here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

More Inspiration at Heart 2 Heart

My inspiration started last week when I made the water color background for the jar of flower pens. I wanted to use the water color background to make some thank you cards for my Mom. She loves to send hand written thank you notes for everything. The background just happened to be her favorite colors. After I made the cards I made a coordinating canvas bag to hold them. 

 Card #1 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 Card #3 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 Card #4 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 Card #6 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 Card #8 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 Card #7 Greeting Card Workshop from Wishes
 My color inspiration came from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book page 62 & 63. I've been wanting to play with these colors (Sunny Yellow, Lagoon, Pear) since I first saw them in the Idea book. I even got to use my retired sunny yellow posies featured on those pages.
 To make the water color background put several drops of Sunny Yellow and Lagoon reinker on a pad of baby wipes. Crumple a plastic bag and pat in the ink. Lightly spray the ink with a mist of water with the spray pen and daub onto white daisy card stock. After you have the desired results add some reinker to the left over water and lightly spray the white daisy to fill in the white areas. Be sure to use both reinker colors in separate spray pens.

 Now it's your turn to show us your inspiration for a beautiful creation. Be sure to share with us at
Heart 2 Heart and you could win some terrific prizes from our sponsors S'andra or Tonya. Can't wait to see all the gorgeous inspirational works of art.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Hooligans
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Sunny Yellow, Lagoon
Stamps: Thank You
Embellishments: Lagoon Mini Medley, Summer Posies(retired), Big Pinks (retired), Fanfare Designer Brads
Other: Canvas Bag, Yellow ribbon

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bows, Bows, and More Bows

What can you do with a bow?

 Dangle a Photo Clip
 Dangle a sentiment with a safety pin.
 Make the leaves on the stem of a flower.
 Use on a photo hanger for a pull.
Tie on buttons to hold a pennant.
Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with a bow.  Then share your creation with us at Diana's Stamping Challenge #2 Bows.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's All About The Inspiration at Heart2Heart

Welcome to the first Heart 2 Heart challenge for July! We begin our week with a new Design Team! Welcome aboard Brenda, Debi, Michelle, and Pamela as they join Haley, Mary and me at Heart 2 Heart. We also have a guest DT, Tracy, joining us this week. Be sure to visit their blogs for some amazing inspiration.

Inspiration will be the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart. Take a look at this picture. What inspires you? When I first saw it I was inspired by the white bottles filled with flowers. Then I noticed the greens and yellows behind the jars that looked like some water color.

For my project I was excited to use some mason jars that I painted white like in 1999. They have been sitting in a box just waiting to be used. I cut the back side of the stripped paper from Bliss on the diagonal to get the diagonal stripes. I then cut the Hollyhock and blush colored strips from the Sophia stripped paper. The paper was then attached to the jars.  To make the flower pens, use a Bic pen, remove the top cap, insert some flowers and wrap with floral tape. Fill the jar with beans and arrange the flower pens in the jar. The smaller jar has a votive candle setting inside the top of the jar. I also created the water color background using the spray pens with water & reinkers.

Now, it's your turn. Use the picture for your inspiration and create a beautiful project to share with us at Heart 2 Heart. I can't wait to see your awesome creations.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss, Sophia
Ink: Grey Wool, Sunny Yellow, Lagoon
Stickies: Sophia(cut flower to make a butterfly)
Embellishments: Opaques, Bliss Level 2 Assortment
Other: Mason Jars, Bic pens, Floral tape, ribbon, silk flowers, votive candle

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summertime is Here

I was blog hopping when I came across this fun challenge on Cindy Leek's blog. It's a summer theme challenge and nothing says summer like an ice cream cone.  So... here's my ice cream cone summertime card.

Now it's your turn. Make a summer themed project and share with us at Cindy's blog

CTMH supplies:
Paper: Sofia
Cardstock: Hollyhock, white daisy
Ink: Hollyhock, Brownbag
Stamps: Mayberry(WOTG), Fanfare(WOTG)
Embellishments: Sofia Journaling Spots, seam binding ribbon