Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blessings to You

On Thanksgiving
May the Lord bless you richly at this Thanksgiving time and 
fill your life with His grace and love.

This special card was made for me by one of my super talented 
down line Valerie. She never ceases to amaze me with 
her creativity and gracious giving attitude. Thank you Valerie.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Color Dare #120

Christmas Tags With Fall Colors
It's cold and snowy for most of the country but here in sunny 
California it's warm and sunny. I finished my fall projects last month 
and have moved on to Christmas. So the fall color challenge at 
Color My Heart works great for some Christmas tags.
Christmas tags packaged in a glassine bag.

We are currently getting ready to have our entire home re-carpeted.
So... that means packing everything and moving it out for the carpet
installers. much work. Need to chill out and stamp but not
much time. So here you have my 10 minute tags:
Load Cricut sticky sheet with White Daisy and cut Artiste tags- 2 mins.
Load mat with scraps of Barn Red, Goldrush, Olive, & Glacier and cut tickets- 2 mins.
Stamp 4 tickets from the Yuletide Carol WOTG stamps set- 1.5 min.
Stamp Washi tape images on bottom of tags using the 5 colors- 1.5 mins.
Stamp twigs, North pole, and DEC 25 on the tags- 1 min.
Edge each tag in coordinating color and add punched tag hole- 1 min.
Attach tickets to tags with glue dots and add string- 1 min.
Clean up the mess later. Gotta go pack some more.
So grab your Barn Red, Olive, Glacier, Lagoon, and Goldrush and make
a Fall creation or Christmas Creation to share at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Barn Red, Olive, Goldrush, Glacier
Stamps: Holiday Tags, Yuletide Carol WOTG, Washi Wonder
Ink: Barn Red, Olive, Goldrush, Glacier, Lagoon

Friday, November 21, 2014

No Embellishments NOvember

NO Embellishments at Heart 2 Heart
This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart to create with 
NO embellishments.Who does that? I guess I do
 for this challenge. For my NO embellishment project I 
decided to use my Partridge & Pear Picture My Life 
4 X 6 cards as inserts in some Artfully Sent sleeve cards.
Artfully Sent sleeve page 39
Artfully Sent sleeve page 30
Artfully Sent sleeve page 15
Artfully Sent sleeve page 29
Now if you are up to the challenge of NO embellishments
I encourage you to share with us at Heart 2 Heart
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Olive
Picture My Life Cards: Partridge & Pear
Ink: Cranberry, Olive
Embellishments: NOne

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's NO Ink Time at Heart 2 Heart

NO NOvember Challenge
Creating with NO Ink is the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.
So.....Stamping is out. What does that leave? Stickease, papers, 
embellishments, ribbon, Picture My Life cards, My Crush assortments...
I'd better get busy. For my Inkless creations I've made a few
Christmas tree ornaments.
Lavender snowflake cookie cutter with circle
punched stickease from 2007 Holiday wishes card kit.
The snowman is adhered in the center using a pop up spring.
Clear glass Christmas bulb filled with rolled papers from
2014 Christmas Yuletide Carol paper pack. I make these
every year with the CTMH Christmas paper featured in that year.
Layered hearts covered with Christmas papers
Star Christmas cookie cutter with circle punched Mistletoe 
stickease and rosette. The sleigh is attached to the center using 
a treat cup.To adhere paper to the back of a cookie cutter attach 
the cutter to the paper with liquid glass, let dry and cut out shape. 
So let's see what you can create with NO ink. share with us at
Heart 2 Heart. You have all month to create and share.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Mistletoe, Evensong, Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Colonial white
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Stickease: Holiday Wishes Card Kit, Mistletoe
Embellishments:Seam Binding Ribbon, buttons, sparkles, Bakers twine

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Tree Ornaments

With Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Cut heart box @ 5 inches. Adhere box together, fill with
Christmas images and curly ribbon. Add ribbon to hang on tree. 
Cut box on page 23 in Cricut booklet @ 4 inches. 
Emboss with your favorite embossing folder. 
Add a winter scene on the front and back of box. 
Add ribbon and string to hang on the tree.
Cut box on page 22 in Cricut booklet @ 5.5 inches.
Stamp a background on the box and adhere together.
Add a decorative star, a ribbon bow and ribbon hanger.
Cut french fry box @ 5 inches. Add some decorative paper on
the front of the box. Cut a scalloped circle from some Christmas sheet
 music and secure to the front of the box with a filigree charm. Insert a lace 
doily and a piece of Christmas music into the french fry box. 
Add a handle and it's ready to hang on the tree.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol, Snowhaven, Mistletoe 
Cardstock: Glacier,  Colonial white, Champagne, New England Ivy
Stamps: Home for the Holidays, Snow Days, Universal Background, Eclectic Edges
Ink: Ruby, Black, Slate, Pacifica, Desert Sand, Glacier, Pixie
Embellishments: Brads, Sparkles, Filigree charms
Other: Assorted ribbons, Lace 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

Santa Card at the Christmas Card Buffet
Make this fun Santa file folder card from the Artiste Cricut cartridge
at the Christmas Card Buffet. Just one of the delightful buffet
items to get your Christmas spirit jumping for joy.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Believe
Cardstock: White Daisy, Topiary, Holiday Red
Stamps: Perfect fit-Holidays, Perfect fit-Frames, Believe WOTG
Ink: Ruby, Topiary, Sweet Leaf
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remember Those Library Cards?

At the Christmas Card Buffet
Remember the Library Card Stamp Set?
Fun to use as a background for the layered stars. Also,
try putting a hemp bow behind the stars for some 
interesting dimension to your card

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Colonial white
Stamps: Library Cards, Holiday Tags
Ink: ruby, New England Ivy
Embellishments: Hemp

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Another Blast From the Past

At the Card Buffet
Who would have thought that the "Colors of Spring" circa 2004
could make such fun cards?
Updated with a cut out tree from Art Philosophy. The
pink dots are from the tree cut out from the card below
Updated with a cut out tree tag from Art Philosophy
and some silver glitter trim.

More Buffet cards coming tomorrow.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Color of Spring (circa 2004)
Cardstock: White Daisy, Watermelon, Clover Meadow
Stamps: Holiday Cheer
Ink: Pear
Embellishments: Silver Glitter Trim, Sparkles, Glitter Brad
Other: Gingham ribbon from stash

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Blast From the Past

At the Christmas Card Buffet
The "Deck the Halls" paper pack from 2005 
gets an update at my Christmas Card Buffet.
I'm taking this opportunity to use my retired CTMH products. 
This clear card is updated using the stamp set from the
Snowhaven Card kit and some snowflakes cut from Artbooking.
More cards will be blasting from the past all week.
So check in tomorrow for a blast from 2004.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Deck the Hall (Circa 2005)
Cardstock: Dutch Blue
Stamps: Snowhaven Card Kit
Ink: Topiary
Embellishments: Sparkles

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A "No Stamping" Challenge

At Heart 2 Heart
Most of the time when I make a Cricut project with no stamping it just look too naked. So for me a Cricut project was not going to work for this challenge. So I decided to use the My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment cards. The assortment comes with 4 X 6 cards, 3 X 4 cards, 2 X 2 cards, stickers, alphabet stickers, and envelopes. Easy ingredients to make some fun tags for this Heart 2 Heart challenge.
A 3 X 4 card with a sticker tag at the top. The trees are triangle shapes cut from one of the 2 X 2 cards
Added some holly leaves and a My Crush Holiday Badge Button to make this Merry Happy Holiday tag.
A 3 X 4 card with a 2 X 2 card centered in the banner. Added a sticker tag with some more cut trees and some banners off to the side made using one of the stickers.
A 3 X 4 card with a 2 X 2 card with "joy and peace" make from alphabet stickers. Added a little lace, ribbon, sequins and holly leaves to complete this fun tag. 
With the assortment of cards in the My Crush Holiday Assortment the mixing and matching designs are endless. You can view more Holiday tags Here as well as Gift card holders.
Share your "No Stamping" project with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Tags: My Crush Holiday Assortment
Embellishments: Sequins, Sparkles, Glitter Gems, Epoxy Hearts, Bakers Twine, Holiday Badge Buttons
Other: Assorted lace and ribbon from stash

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Christmas with Art Philosophy

Boxes with a Twist
Art Philosophy Box #1
Large box cut at 11", smaller box cut at 9" and layered together

Art Philosophy Box #1
Cut box at 4.5", adhere together leaving one flap up to form a 
pocket box. Insert a Ghirardelli, add a  gift tag and attach to your gift.

Art Philosophy Box #2
Cut at 7.5" for a small gift such as a small velvet box 
that holds a necklace or earrings.

 Art Philosophy Box #2
Make three boxes at 4.5". Insert each box with a folded $bill topped
 with a Hershey nugget and put together in a Christmas basket.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Snowhaven
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy, Cranberry, Whisper
Stamps: Home for the Holidays, Polka Dot Alphabet
Ink:Cranberry, Black, Whisper, Glacier
Embellishments: Enamel Hearts, Bakers Twine
Other: Assorted Ribbon from stash