Monday, September 30, 2013

Brown Paper Pakages

Tied Up With String
It's that time of year to get out my mini paper bags, fill them with treats,  
and decorate them for my family at Halloween. This year's treats
are tootsie roll candies of all sorts.
Thanks to Heart 2 Heart I tied up all the paper bags up with CTMH
string(black hemp and bakers twine). Today is the last day to share your
Brown Paper Packages at Heart 2 Heart. If you don't have time today
be sure to check out the ideas shared at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Laughing Lola
Cardstock: Colonial White, Lagoon, Pear, Sunset
Ink: Pear, Sunset, Lagoon, Black
Stamps: Holiday Tags, Perfect Fit-Halloween
Embellishments: Black Hemp, Bakers Twine, Black Mini Medley
Other: Assorted mini paper bags, Tootsie roll candies

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

Embellishments Embellishments and More Embellishments
To showcase my favorites in the Fall/Winter Idea Book I made a sampler
using the 6 X 6 Canvass Display. Each square it made using the
baker's twine from the Wooden Mini Medley.
A Few of My Favorite Things:
1. Word Accents
2. Rosewood Mini Medley
3. Laughing Lola Assortment Satin clip
4. Laughing Lola Assortment Printed Gem
5. Black Mini Medley
6. Floral Accents with Word Accents
7. Frosted Assortment
8. Pro Player Assortment
9. Ruby Mini Medley
One more day to share with Heart 2 Heart 
a Few of Your Favorite Things.

Alphabet Soup at Heart 2 Heart

Wish U a Happy Birthday
Making a Heart 2 Heart Alphabet soup with Vintage Type, 
Polka Dot Alphabet, Keyboard Uppercase and A Typeface.  
Mixing up letters from different stamp sets makes really good alphabet soup.
Add a little texture and character with stitching using the new
stitching guide. View the new stitching video from Close to My Heart
for more stitching inspiration and creative composition.
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart and share your Alphabet Soup Recipe.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Laughing Lola
Cardstock: Lagoon, white Daisy
Stamps: Vintage Type, Polka Dot Alphabet, Keyboard Uppercase, A Typeface, 
Holiday Tags, Sweet and Lovely from Artbooking Cricut Collection
Ink: Black, Lagoon
Embellishments: Black Mini Medley, Bakers Twine, Embroidery Thread, Paradise Flowers
Pattern: Make It From Your Hear Vol.II #27

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Artbooking With the "X" Key

In the Rose Blossom Garden
It's that time of year when I make my teachers back to school Post It Note holder.
Playing along in the Rose blossom Garden made this project easier and some
what more fun. The color scheme for this back to school project is 
Red(Ruby), Blue(Pacifica)Green(Olive), and Yellow(Honey). 
Directions: Using the "real dial size" cut the following  parts for the the cover
1. Photo mat 1 on the  "Z" key cut at 5 inches 
2. Cut White Daisy according to directions on Take Note stamp set
3. Cut a green apple and red apple on the "X" key 1 1/2 inches. 
Cut leaf off red apple and attach to to green apple.
4. Cut "Think grow learn" on the "X" key 1 1/4 inch.
5. Embellish with "note" stamped and some washi wonder.
Directions for inside: Using "real dial size" cut the following parts
1. Cut two pieces of cardstock 4 X 5 and cover with B&T paper.
2. Attach Photo mat 2 on the "X" key cut at 4 inches. 
Insert a piece of cardstock in the opening.
3. Shift Title on "Z" key for the "Notes" mat and cut at 4 1/4 inches.
Attach to the covered cardstock.
4. Embellish the "ABC" frame with your choice of 
stamped images and some washi wonder.
5. Attach a Post It Note pad to the "Notes" mat.
Bind it all together with a Bind It All or you can use rings to put it together.
Get ready for back to school and play with us in the Rose Blossom Garden.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Tommy
Cardstock: Pacifica, Ruby, Olive, Honey
Stamps: Take Note, Washi Wonder, All the Details
Ink: Honey, Ruby, Olive, Pacifica
Other: 4 X 5 Coasters, Bind It All, Ribbon from stash 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #45

A Tweet Holiday Card
The sketch at CAS(E) this sketch with the two branches and a fluttery
critter just reminded me of  the "Merry & Bright" stamp set.
This card is inspired by the sketch below. 
See what you can create with this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Topiary, White Daisy
Ink: Cranberry, Smoothie, Topiary
Stamps: Merry & Bright
Embellishments: Bitty Opaques.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

School Time in the Rose Blossom Garden

With Artbooking School Layout
Rose Blossom Garden Challenge #11: School theme using the
 "Z" key in Cricut Artbooking booklet page 68.
Ten years ago, Zachary started Kindergarten and had his 5th birthday all in
September 2003. Fast forward ten years, school started in August and his
15th birthday is today September 17. Happy Birthday Zach.
This layout is inspired by the layout I made ten years ago. 
It was fun to up date with current scrapbooking trends.
Page 1 uses the calendar overlay for the background of the
first day of tenth grade. The calendar title uses the border piece.
Page 2 uses the Photo Mat for this layout with "Ready" photos (getting ready),
a "Set" photo with books and backpack all set, and a "Go" photo getting 
in the car to go to school. I used the icon to say "Hello, grade 10."
Now you have until the end of the month to play with us in the Rose Blossom Garden 
and share your school themed idea. Come play with us in the garden.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Babycakes
Cardstock: Garden Green, Sky, Sorbet, White Daisy
Ink: Garden Green, Sky, Sorbet, Black
Stamps: Take Note, Washi Wonder, School Years
Cricut Layout: "School Layout" page 68 Artbooking booklet

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Color Dare 60

Cheerful Colors of Sarita:
Goldrush, Outdoor Denim, Gypsy, Lagoon, with optional Cotton Candy.
To make this even more cheerful I used White Daisy for my card
with the ink colors of this challenge at Color My Heart.

I recently made a two page layout using the new Cricut cartridge 
Artbooking and had some hexagons left over from the overlay. Not wanting 
to toss the leftovers, I used them with the Honeycomb stamp set and the
challenge colors for this card. Fun and easy to use leftovers.
So grab your "Sarita" colors and share with us your colorful 
creation at Color My Heart this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sarita
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, White Daisy
Ink: Goldrush, Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Gypsy
Stamps: Holiday Tags, Honeycomb
Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Sparkles, Irresistible Frames

Thursday, September 5, 2013

H2H Color Challenge

 Sunset, Barn Red, Cashmere and Gypsy
A real color challenge is going on at Heart 2 Heart this week. 
Sunset, Barn Red, Cashmere and then Gypsy?
What fun! What to do? Thinking cap on!
Gypsy and Sunset: Halloween colors
Barn Red and Cashmere: Autumn colors
Barn Red and Sunset: Fall Leaf colors
Cashmere and Gypsy: Your guess is as good mine.
Put them all together and what do you get?
If you're up for a challenge this is it. For my project, I made wrappers
for some "Smarties" and put them in a cricut cut french fry box. I used 
Gypsy for my main color to make this a cheerful Halloween treat,
accenting with the other colors to complete the color challenge.
Now, we really want to see your color creations at the
Heart 2 Heart challenge this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Huntington, Babycakes
Cardstock: Gypsy, Barn Red
Ink: Cashmere, Gypsy, Sunset, Barn Red
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Halloween
Embellishments: Hemp Bakers Twine
Other: Smarties

Color Dare 58

Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, and Sky

Fun card with Artbooking overlay Cricut booklet pg. 51 cut at 3"
Circled areas have Washi Wonder stamp set circles in some areas.
Sentiment and butterfly from the special stamp trio "You Are My Happy"
This is the last day of this color challenge but a new one will
challenge us tomorrow at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Babycakes, Chantilly
Cardstock: Sky, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy
Ink: Sky, Sweet Leaf, Slate
Stamps: You Are My Happy, Washi Wonder

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

We're Blog Hoppin' With "You Are My Happy"

Celebrate National Stamping Month
With A Sarita Card Collection
Sarita's bright and cheerful colors will just seem to go with "You Are My Happy" 
stamp set trio. This stamp set includes some wonderful sayings, an alphabet set 
and some cute icons to go with the sayings. The icon stamps are open stamps
so they will need some coloring  of some sort. I'm not a fan of open stamps so I
 will share some easy ways to enhance your stamps with different techniques. 
If you have come from Katy's scrappinkaty blog you are on the right path.
Card Holder for the Sarita Card Collection
Tone on tone stamping adds dimension to your open stamps
Color in small areas of your open stamp with a coordinating marker
Paper piecing is a good way to use open stamps. 
Stamp the image on one color cardstock and stamp the same image with 
another color cardstock. Cut out part of the image and pop it up
on top of the first stamped image.
Tone on tone stamped image.
Color small areas of the stamped image with water color pencils 
and blend with the Tombow blending pen
Stamps your image with ink and color in with water color pencils.
Blend the color with tombow blending pen.

Now hop over to pamsclearlycraftycorner to check out what she's got 
going in her corner of this hop. FYI: Pam's got pictures of this stamp 
set trio so on hop over and take a look. Happy Hopping!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sarita
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Goldrush
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Goldrush
Stamps: You Are My Happy
Embellishments:Burlap, Chevron, & Seam Binding Ribbons, Bakers Twine, blue Buttons, Base & Bling Floral Accents, Glitter Ribbon, sparkles
Card Patterns from Make It From Your Heart Vol II