Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Step It Up with Avonlea

Color Dare Gets a Step Up
This week's colors at Color My Heart are Creme Brulee, Sorbet and Twilight.
Those colors are the main colors in the Clementine paper pack.
 I've been playing with the Step It Up Palettes by Tresa Black.
 Debuting in  the new Fall/Winter Idea Book there are three new
paper packs that feature “Trend Colors.”  Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie 
paper packs have two or more limited edition colors.
Tresa gives us some other colors to use with each of these packs to
Step It Up. She uses Creme Brulee, Sorbet, and Twilight with the
 Avonlea Paper Pack. I decided to give this a try with this card set.

So get out your Creme Brulee, Sorbet, and Twilight
and take the Dare at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Avonlea, Clementine
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight, Colonial White
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Ink: Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Twilight
Embellishments: Blue Buttons, Bakers Twine, Paradise Flowers, Floret Shapes
Pattern: #24 Make It From Your Heart

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School Time

A Post It Note Holder
The Heart 2 Heart challenge this week is to craft something for back to school.  Also at Inspired By the inspirational photo is all about apples. I originally made this for the Inspired By challenge but it just happened to fit the Heart 2 heart challenge. Very seldom does it work for me to make one project for two challenges.
For teacher or student this post it note holder will work for all those important  messages.
Using two coasters, cover with Scholastic B&T Duos. Add your back to school images.
 Put the coasters together with Bind It All spiral and attach the post it notepad inside. 
If you don't have a Bin It All you can use binder rings to make the book. 
Insert some coordinating B&T inside the RSVP pen and 
tie some ribbon scraps to the clip of the pen.

Inspired By inspirational photo

Now it's your turn to share your crafty Back to School project at Heart 2 Heart
or your project inspired by the inspirational photo at Inspired By.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Scholastic
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Classmate Alphabet, Mayberry WOTG stamp set
Ink: Ruby, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Saddle
Embellishments: Binder Clips
Other: RSVP Pen, ribbons from stash, Post It pad

Friday, August 24, 2012

A New Crafty Color Combo

Lagoon, Pear, & Sunset

Heart 2 Heart's weekly challenge is a color challenge. 
Lagoon: Some printed B&T Duos from Stella and cardstock
Sunset: cardstock and a flower from Paradise Flowers
Pear: leaves made with cardstock and a border.
Add a little faux stitching and some burlap for texture.
Now it's your turn to create with these crafty colors 
and share with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Stella
Cardstock: Lagoon, Sunset, Pear
Stamps: A Garden
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Paradise flowers, bakers twine, basic buttons, Bling Assortment, Burlap ribbon
Pattern: #24 Make it From Your Heart

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Color My Heart with Less is More

A new Color Dare and Challenge

The Color My Heart color dare: Blush, Hollyhock, Olive
The card challenge: Less is More Week 81 "Tearing"
This color combination is one of my favorites. I chose a stamp set that 
I haven't used in a while. The simpleness of the card is the challenge at 
Less is More. Create a simple card with clean lines, minimal elements, 
areas of white space and few or no embellishments. Now, this is harder than 
you think. Lots of white space and no embellishments. That is so not me. 
However, it was really fun to just grab the stamps set, the ink pads, 
and do some tearing. So take the dare at Color My Heart 
and take the challenge at Less is More

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Olive, Colonial White
Ink: Blush, Hollyhock, Olive
Stamps: Rosey Regards

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

My Creation Cubby
Make a Countdown to Christmas Treat Box
Each box holds a candy treat as well as a Christmas note to celebrate the season.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Desert Sand, Olive, Garden Green, Smoothie, New England Ivy
Stamps: Countdown
Ink: Cranberry, Olive, Bamboo
Note: Workshop details can be viewed Here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hands On Fun

Celebrating the new Paper Packs

At my Open House CTMH Celebration of the new Fall/Winter Idea Book 
I cut papers from all the new packs using my 6X6 sheets. I packaged some 
old give away stamps together so each person could choose which stamps
 they wanted for their card. We made card #28 from the new 
Make It From Your Heart how to publication. Each person could choose 
which papers they wanted to use and which stamps they wanted to keep. 
It was a fun way to introduce the new papers.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Flirty
Cardstock: Olive
Stamps: Give Aways from Dream Big
Ink: Olive, Sunset
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon
Note: I used the Color Confidence with Flirty as described by Tresa Black for my color choice.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pear & Partridge Cards with Option

Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go Cards
This WOTG includes an amazing stamp set.
Not all the stamped images are used with the workshop guide. 
So I used the same card parts, mixed it up a little and
 used the other images for option #2

 Card #1 WOTG
 Card #1 option: Use a different stamp for the background stamping.  
Add the  partridge and some packages on the branch.
 Card #2 WOTG
 Card #2 option: Mask the birds when stamping the greeting and insert packages.
 Card #3 WOTG
Card #3 option: Stamps the "Love" birds on the branch. Use the sentiment with "Love." 
Turn the card and add ribbon under the stamped piece.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge WOTG
Ink: Cranberry, Olive, Cocoa
Stamps: Pear & Partridge WOTG
Embellishments: Pear & Partridge WOTG

Friday, August 17, 2012

Scrapbook Shadow Box

A Ballerina Keepsake

Ashley's solo in the Nutcracker Ballet was her part in the Waltz of the Flowers. 
For her keepsake Shadow Box I've been wanting to try some of those3-D roses 
made with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. However, since I wouldn't put them 
on a card or in a scrapbook this option seemed just right for some 3-D roses.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: La Belle Vie
Cardstock: Blush, Hollyhock, Baby Pink
Ink: Blush
Letters: Eclectic Alphabet
Embellishments: Opaques, Sparkle Flourish, Bitty Buds
Pattern: #18 Make It From Your Heart

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

A Memory Book for a Senior
Welcome to the National Stamping Month blog hop featuring the new stamp set "It's Your Day." 
If you have come from Kristine's blog you are on the right path.
For my project I made a memory book for my granddaughter Ashley who is a Senior in High School. She is a major photographer and enjoys life to the max. Her Senior Year will be a memorable and exciting one and now she will have a place to save all her favorite events, thoughts, and activities.
My Creations Bookmark Album

 Front Cover
 Page 1
Front of Tag
 Back of Tag
 Page 2
 Page 3
 Page 4
 Page 5
 Page 6
 Page 7
 Page 8
 Page 9
 Page 10
 Page 11
Page 12
Ashely's school colors are red and black so I did a mix and match 
with several new paper packs from the new Fall/Winter Idea Book. 
For the red I used the B&T duos from the Pear & Partridge pack. 
For black I used the striped B&T Duos in the Moonlight pack. 
Added some school B&T Duos from the Scholastic pack.
Now it's time to check out what Jen has created for you.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge, Scholastic, Moonlight
Cardstock: Cranberry, Slate, Cashmere, Colonial White
Stamps: It's Your Day
Ink: Cranberry, Black, Saddle
Embellishments: Seam binding Ribbon, Red Buttons, Binder Clips, Bakers Twine
Other: My Creations Bookmark Album

Monday, August 13, 2012

Avonlea Cards With an Option

Avonlea Card Making Work Shop on the Go
This WOTG includes an amazing stamp set. Not all the images are used with the workshop guide. 
So I used the same card parts, mixed it up a little and used the other images for option #2

 Card #1 WOTG
 Card #1 option: Stamp a border with the lace border stamp, 
turn the card, and add some faux stitching.
 Card #2 WOTG
 Card #2 option: Stamp a different sentiment in the corner, turn the card,
 tie ribbon around the floral image, add faux stitching to the background band.
 Card #3 WOTG
Card #3 option: stamp the script background on the top of the card, 
use a different sentiment, tie ribbon around the sentiment piece 
long ways, use the zip strip for the border piece.
CTMH Supplies: 
B&T Duos: Avonlea
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smokey Plum, Slate, Chocolate, Avonlea White
Stamps: Avonlea WOTG
Ink: Smokey Plum. Slate, Chocolate
Embellishments: WOTG Supplied

Friday, August 10, 2012

With Sympathy at Heart 2 Heart

The first challenge this month at Heart 2 Heart is to create a
 sympathy cardThis can be a difficult thing to make, as by definition, 
it acknowledges some one's loss.Words of encouragement and sympathy
 on a hand-made creationis a wonderful way to share heart felt love and prayers.

The inside reads "that God will keep you in His care."
It's nice to have sympathy cards handy because sometimes you 
just don't know when you might need one.
Be sure to share your creation at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Avonlea
Cardstock: Slate
Ink: Slate
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy
Embellishments: Bling Assortment, Bliss Assortment, Wrangler Assortment

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's all About Ruby

Color Dare #10
Close to my Heart has a new color: Ruby. 
A vibrant red that is ready for any bold and beautiful project.
When I ordered my new Ruby cardstock I'm not really sure how I forgot to order 
the ink but I did. So I used my Ruby cardstock on this card with black ink. 
Tomorrow, August 8,  is my son's birthday, so I made this card for him. 
I also used a paper from the Scholastic PP and the Moonlight PP.
So grab your Ruby and share with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Moonlight, Scholastic
Cardstock: Ruby, Colonial White
Ink: Black
Stamps: Card chatter-birthday, Crafted With Love
Embellishments: Black ribbon, Milepost Shapes, Black mini Medley

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop

It's Party Time
with Clementine 

Welcome to our Fall/winter Idea Book new product blog hop. 
If you've come from Traci Godbee's blog you are on the right track.
As you can see I'm having a party to celebrate our newly released Idea Book.
With our new Artiste Cricut cartridge I made cupcake wrappers,  treat bags, 
and Casual Expressions labels for the water bottles. Each water bottle has a 
pocket attached to hold a crystal light packet to add to the water. The "Party" banner 
was made using the Art Philosophy cartridge with one of our newest colors Saddle
Celebrating these new products: Clementine Paper Pack, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, 
Casual Expressions stamp set, Saddle ink, Saddle cardstock.

Now it's time to hop over to Rachel Ventura's blog to see her amazing 
creation using some new products in our new Fall/Winter Idea book.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Using the Scraps

Leftovers from Clementine
This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenge we are to use scraps on our project. 
So since I've been getting ready to party with Clementine I had lots of scraps on the table. 
Besides the scraps of Clementine papers I had scraps of our new burlap ribbon
 to make some pennants as described on page 17 in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book.I also used some left over embroidery floss for the stitching around the square scrap.
The Challenge: grab your scraps and share with us at H2H.
The New Fall/Winter CTMH Idea Books brings brand new paper packs, coordinating embellishments, ribbons, stamps and 6 new colors. Although we are saying goodbye to 24 colors, we have stream lined our base of colors so we can add new colors that are exclusive to the current paper packs. The Clementine Paper Pack has three new colors: cashmere, champagne, and saddle along with the whimsy colors of twilight, sorbet, and creme brulee. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Saddle, Sorbet
Stamps: Casual Expressions
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Antique Copper Brads, Hemp
Pattern: 26 in Make It From Your Heart