Sunday, February 24, 2013

Color Dare

Buttercup, Honey, and Sunset

Time to get started making Easter goodies. So I thought I would start with these
 warm colors from the Color My Heart color challenge to make this card. 
Card Base: Buttercup
B&T paper: Honey
Flower: Sunset
Bakers Twine: Sunset
Acrylic Flowers: Backed With Honey
Now it's your turn to take the color challenge at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy boy
Cardstock: Buttercup
Stamps: A Garden, Save the Date
Ink: Sunset, Honey
Embellishments: Claire Assortment, Chantilly Assortment, For Always Assortment, Paradise Flowers , Wooden Mini Medley, Bakers Twine
Pattern: Artiste 3 3/4 card page 78

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tag You're It at H2H

Tag Card
Our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge has some fun tag shaped cards. 
These are quick and easy to put together just using scraps. 
To have more fun with Tags just visit Heart 2 Heart and play along with the challenge.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, Surf's Up
Cardstock: White Daisy, Buttercup
Stamps: Avonlea WOTG
Ink: Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Just Blooms Paper Flowers,  Blue Buttons, Bakers Twine
Pattern: 5"  Card Art Philosophy Booklet pg. 70

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tag, You're It!

Heart 2 Heart Tag Challenge
This week's challenge at H2H is all about tags. Tags are very versatile and have plenty of uses. Also, when you make a tag you can use your scraps. For my project I made a collection of tags with the new Chantilly paper pack. Then I used the box from retired My Creations Memory Game to make a container for the tags.  Things seam to be retiring before I can use them so it's nice to use up the old stuff along with the scraps.

Container of tags for every occasion.
Thank you tag can be added to a card or thank you gift.

Encouragement tag can be added to a gift or scrapbook page as an embellishment.

A "B" monogram tag for Baby, Birthday, or Belle.

Just a little masculine tag for that special boy.

Sweet as Honey: sounds like a title for a scrapbook page or a mini tag album.

Just a reminder that there are many Happy Days in our lives.

Now it's your turn to create a tag project and share with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, Surf's Up
Cardstock Scraps: Buttercup, Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim, Sweet Leaf. Pear, Hollyhock, Cotton Candy
Stamps: Frame Flair, Honeycomb, Perfect Fit- Birthday, Monogram B, Perfect fit-Holidays, Typeface Alphabet
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy, Buttercup, Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Blue Buttons, Baker Twine, Pink glitter Gems, Seam binding Ribbon, Epoxy Bubbles, Mini Clothes Pins

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Products Spring /Summer Idea Book Blog Hop

Expanding into Home Decor
If you have come from Pamela Ellison's Clearly Crafty Corner you are on the right path. I've been having fun with the new Home Decor Ideas and decided to make a paper quilt block in a shadow box.
It has always been fun to decorate any room with fabrics. Being a seamstress I was always decorating with home sewn fun. Now, I find that decorating with paper can be just as fun. In 1979 my Mom gave me a quilt book with patterns inspired by the Bible. I never did get around to sewing one so I decided to try one with our new Chantilly and Surf's Up paper packs. This quilt pattern is called "Children of Israel." The center quote from Jane Austin is from our February Stamp Of the Month "Home Sweet Home" The quilt block is displayed in a shadow box and accented with some of my Grandmothers painted china.
To continue on the blog hop trail you can visit Terry Ann's blog for her special creation 
using the awesome new CTMH Spring.Summer products.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, Surf's Up
Cardstock: Buttercup, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Home Sweet Home, Girls Rock
Ink: New England Ivy, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Epoxy Bubbles

Happy Valentines Day

Wonderful Fabulous YOU
May Love fill your heart today and everyday. 
Valentine colors this week at Color My Heart: Cranberry & Blush

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: Cranberry, Blush, White Daisy
Stamps: Fabulous You
Ink: Black, Cranberry, Blush
Embellishments: Tulle ribbon, Bakers Twine
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #25

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Take

A Delicate Heart Scallop Border
Card and coordinating envelope made with Cricut Artiste cartridge.
Inspiration for this card and envelope came from Jeanette's Spotlight on Art
The Artiste cartridge has many cards and coordinating envelopes that can 
make a special card unique and beautiful. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: For Always
Cardstock: White Daisy, Whisper, Hollyhock
Ink: Whisper, Hollyhock
Stamps: Love Life, Affection
Embellishments: Hollyhock Ribbon, Black buttons, Pink Glitter Gems, Bakers Twine
Pattern: Card & Coordinating envelope Cricut booklet pg. 72

Friday, February 8, 2013

Free Gifts

And the winner is....
With Originals back in publication I made some of my favorite patterns 
using the new B&T Duos for my guest at my open house. 
From Originals: Three Elements with Chantilly B&T

From Originals: Colors & Cubes using For Always B&T

From Originals: Lucky three using Buzz & Bumble B&T

From Originals: Fancy Five using Later Skater B&T

From Originals: On Your Left using Claire B&T
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, For Always, Buzz & Bumble, Later Skater, Claire
Cardstock: Smoothie, Ruby, Sunset, Lagoon, Colonial White, White Daisy
Stamps: Be Still, Perfect Fit-Birthday, Honeycomb, Hello Blooms
Ink: Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Sunset, Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Pear, Cocoa
Embellishments: Black Buttons, Flutter Shapes, Basic Buttons, Blue Buttons, Balers Twine, Epoxy Bubbles, Claire Assortment
Other: Ribbon from stash

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Color My Heart Color Dare #28

Six "Odd" Colors?
I would not have thought to put together. If you have not experienced the colors at Color My Heart
yet, this one is a real fun challenge. Sarah has gone color "wild" this week. She calls these odd colors and I agree, they are really odd. I do want to say that the Design Team did an amazing job with these colors and I hope you all visit Color My Heart to see their amazing creations.
As for me, I saw flowers when I saw these colors. So here is my Happy Hello Spring Flower purse with Hershey Nuggets to go inside. I really had to go into the archives to find some Gypsy B&T(Hooligans), Juniper Ribbon (Jingle), and Cotton Candy B&T(Lucy). The rest of the project is current product.

Check our these "odd" colors. Now take the dare and share at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, Clementine, Buzz & Bumble
Cardstock: Twilight, Ruby, White Daisy, Cotton Candy
Ink: Twilight, Juniper, Goldrush, Ruby, Cotton Candy , Gypsy
Stamps: A Garden
Embellishments: Wooden Trinkets, Wooden Medley, Pink Glitter Gems
Other: Assorted ribbon from stash, Hershey Nuggets

Monday, February 4, 2013

Land of the Treats

Open House Party Treats
New products featured in the Spring/Summer Idea Book were used to make Free Gifts 
for those who attended my CTMH Open House. Each person was given ways to 
earn tickets which were used in a ticket drawing for these candy treats. 

 Hershey bar wrapper made with Chantilly B&T Duos and cut from envelope for card on page 33 of the Artiste booklet. The yo-yo was cut from 3-D object page 50 of Artiste booklet.
Hershey bar wrapper with Claire B&T Duos cut from envelope for card on page 47 in 
Artiste booklet. Yo-yo cut from page 55 of Artiste booklet.

Hershey Nuggets wrapped with Later Skater and embellished with 
silver glitter paper to celebrate a special birthday

Hershey Nuggets wrapped with For Always and embellished with
black and gold glitter paper celebrating Love.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Chantilly, Claire, Later Skater, For Always
Cardstock: Cotton Candy, Blush, Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Black, Ruby, White Daisy, Glitter
Stamps: Hello Blooms, Perfect Fit-Birthday, Perfect Fit-Halloween, Crafted With Love
Ink: Cotton Candy, Pear, Outdoor Denim, Sunset, Lagoon, Ruby
Embellishments: Bakers Twine

Sunday, February 3, 2013

It's A New Month at Heart 2 Heart

And It's Home Decor Time
Close to My Heart has been featuring Home Decor Ideas in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book. With the My Creations products available Home Decor has become fun and easy. I've used the new 6 X 6 Canvass Display for my canvass art that can sit on my shelf an inspire me to remember that God is in control.

I used the new For Always textile fabric for my background. To attach the fabric to the canvass I use Wonder Under to attach fabric to fabric. It's an iron on adhesive for fabrics and very easy to use. Everything else is attached with glue dots. To prevent fading I used the black StazOn ink for the stamping.
Now it's your turn to share some of your Home Decor ideas with us at Heart 2 Heart. Can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations. And don't for get you have until the end of the month to share with us. 

CTMH Supplies:
Textile: For Always
Cardstock: Colonial White, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Be Still
Ink: Black StazOn
Canvass Display
Embellishments: Chantilly Badge Buttons, Paradise Flowers, Flutter Shapes, Stick Pin
Other: Wonder Under fabric adhesive

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Purses on Parade

At My Open House
Had my open house today to party with the new Spring Summer Idea Book. 
I made the purses from the Artiste Cricut cartridge and filled them with 
coordinating covered Hershey Nuggets. My guest could then earn tickets
 to put in for a drawing to win a purse. All purses were 
made using new product from the new Idea Book.

A Clair Denim Bag has a cute front pocket and it closes using the hook & loop dots.
Sending warn wishes with Buzz & Bumble. Flower center is a new artisan stud.
Hello bag from Chantilly has a ruffle made with the new Chantilly textile.
For Always gift bag features the new glitter rimmed black buttons.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clair, Buzz & Bumble, Chantilly, For Always
Cardstock: Creme Brulee, Cotton Candy, Sunset
Stamps: A Garden, Hello Blooms
Ink: Ruby, Cocoa
Embellishments: Epoxy Bubbles, Artisan Studs, Chantilly Textile, Black Buttons, Opaques, Glitter Gems
Other: Red Silk flower from stash

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Spring & Summer Sampler

New Items
Today starts a new period with the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book. With the addition of  Home Decor we now offer textiles, Canvass Art, Display Trays, and Shadow Box Art and some fun gift giving items. I put together this Canvass Sampler with some of my favorite Close to My Heart Embellishments.

1. 6 X 6 Canvass Display Z 1818
2. Chantilly Fabric Badge Buttons Z 1814
3. Assorted Black Buttons Z 1821
4. Surf's Up Yo-yos and Pinwheels Z 1841
5. Buzz & Bumble Waxed Seals Z 1831
6. Honey flower stick pins Z 1811
7. Mini Etched Clothes Pins Z 1837
8. Wooden Trinkets Z 1844
9. Hemp Bakers Twine Z 1837
10. Artisan Studs Z 1816 
Be sure to pick up your Idea book as soon as possible. You won't want to miss out on any of these exciting new products. To view the Idea book just click on the Idea Book on the side bar and it will take you to the new 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.