Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's A New Years Challenge

Challenge # 4 at Inspired By is to create a project using the New Years Invitation below.

 Colors: Black, Grey Flannel, Buttercup and Honey. Card Design is from Jeanette Lynton's Originals.
Stamp set it the new Rock the Block stamp set.
Use this invitation to create your project and post at Laurel's Inspired by Challenge blog.

Rock the Block Celebrates

National Paper Crafting Month

 New Years Day
 Valentines Day
 Easter Sunday
 Mother's Day
 Father's Day

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Friday, December 16, 2011

For the New Year

2012 Desk Calendar

 Embellish your desk with this easy to make 4.5 X 4.5 desk calendar. Attach calendar with removable adhesive for an easy change for 2013. Can be mailed as a card or wrapped as a gift.

Directions for 4.5 X 4.5 Desk Calendar: Cut cardstock 12 X 4.5. Score at 1", 2", 6.5", and 11". Fold on all score lines. Attach the bottom together to make a tent card stand. Use a card design from Wishes to  create the front. Add calendar and embellish as desired.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Sonoma
Cardstock: Gypsy
Ink: gypsy
Stamps: Hooray Bouquet, Authentic
Embellishments: Heirloom Assortment, Opaques
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Calendar

A Challenge and a Dare

Diana's Stamping Challenges has another challenge along with another color dare!!
This weeks challenge is to use the colors Pear, Parchment, Sunset, and Black to create a Christmas card. These are not the normal colors for Christmas but very normal for Halloween. What a dare. Can you take it?

Making the Christmas card was easy, but using the Halloween colors was the real challenge. Then I looked over at our Christmas tree and right there was a bright orange ornament. Inspiration comes in everyday places. So I used the Sunset and Pear colors for the ornaments and accented with the Black and Parchment.
Now I'm with Diana... can't wait to see your project posted at her challenge blog.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Black, Pear, Parchment
Ink: Pear, sunset, Black
Stamps: Holiday Cheer
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles
Other: Scrunchy Seam Binding Ribbon

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop

Merry Christmas to you and Blessings in the New Year

If you have come from Wendy's Scrapbooking Blog you are on the right path. For my project I made a Christmas card and a New Years Card. I chose my favorite Christmas color combination: Olive, Sweet Leaf, and Cranberry

 "Pearfect" wishes to you this Christmas season

And the "grandest" of  all New Years.

Each year I send New Years cards to all who sent me a Christmas Card with a New Years note. Christmas Blessings to you and much Joy in the new Year! Thanks for stopping by. Now it's time to hop over to Lori's Happy Life for some magical Christmas inspiration.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe, Wings
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, Olive, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Mayberry, Hooray Bouquet
Ink: Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Olive
Embellishments: Red Brad Assortment, Green Button Assortment
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Safety Pin

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Wishes to You From Heart 2 Heart

 Since it is the last challenge of the 2011, you will be able to play along right past New Year's Day! We're calling it a Virtual Holiday Card Exchange and here's all you have to do: post any holiday card you created using Close To My Heart products at Heart 2 Heart.  Wish everyone who stops by your blog a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate this season!! You can click on my Christmas Card and it will take right to our Virtual Holiday Card Exchange to post your Holiday wish.

Merry Christmas to all who have come to Heart 2 Heart this year for inspiration or a creative challenge. May the Lord fill your hearts, homes, and lives with blessings that are more than you can imagine. Wishing you also the happiest of all New Years filled with more Love and Joy each day. Looking forward to seeing you all back in 2012 because we all love a good challenge.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Cranberry
Ink: Cranberry, Olive
Stamps: Christmas Love
Embellishments: Holiday Mini Medley(Discounted on my website), Green button Assortment
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Embossing Fun

I ran into some embossing folders I purchased last year and decided to play. This is a simple card to make. Just emboss the white daisy card front, add your "JOY" letters and "to the World" under a White ribbon.

Pop your letters and add a few mini sparkles for some bling.  Simple, elegant, and full of Christmas spirit.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Twilight
Stamps: Token Alphabet, Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
Embellishments: Mini Sparkles
Other: Ribbon

Scraps R Us

Using those 1" strips that seem to multiply and tend to pile up.

 Choose three colors. I chose Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, and Olive. Gather all your 1" scraps of BTP, colored cardstock and white daisy or colonial white cardstock. Choose two BTP of different colors. Choose a colored cardstock. Stamp the three colors on your white daisy or colonial white cardstock. You can random stamp or stamp a design using a border stamp. Layer your strips, create a focal point and embellish.
Make a side border using cardstock. Emboss your colored cardstock and sand to expose the white core. Stamp your white daisy or colonial white using a border stamp and your three colors. Add your focal point and a sentiment and embellish as desired. 

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Mayberry, Believe, Wings
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, Olive
Ink: Cranberry, Olive, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Mayberry
Embellishments: Red & Green Button Assortment
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon, safety pin

Monday, December 5, 2011

Candy Cards

Use a candy surprise to embellish a card.

 Make a sucker cover and add it to the front of your card. 
 Make a matchbook and insert a candy surprise.
Inside matchbook holds two candy cane lifesavers.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Believe, Sofia
Cardstock: Holiday Red, Pear, Topiary
Ink: Holiday Red, Pear, Topiary
Stamps: Holiday Cheer, Just for the Holidays, Share the Magic
Other: Assorted ribbon from stash, bakers twine, sucker, lifesavers

Sunday, December 4, 2011

There's Inspiration Going on at Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart 2 Heart we are working with this inspiration photo. Lots to see: polka dots, colors, circle shapes, ribbons, twiggy wreath, ornaments, etc. What will inspire you in this photo this week? 

I decided to make some ornaments using the colors Holiday Red and Pear. I also added buttons, the polka dot BTP from Sofia and  ribbons from my stash. So, what inspires you? Lets see your creations at Heart 2 Heart this week as we wind down our Heart 2 Heart Challenge year.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Sofia
Cardstock: Holiday Red, White Daisy
Ink: Holiday Red, Pear
Stamps: Snow Flurries
Embellishments: Ornament Dimensional Elements, red sparkles, Pear Mini Medley
Other: Ribbons from my stash, gold string