Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year - New Seasonal Expressions

New Paper Pack: Charlotte
And some new cutting tools: Thin Cuts
These die cuts make it easy to cut out your 
stamped images for some fun and easy creations
I came across this video for an envelope card and decided to give it a try. 
This card holds money or checks for a perfect presentation when giving
money. It works with all our two sided printed papers. I dressed up the flap
with the Springtime Wishes thin cuts and some sparkles.
The inside holds a message on a new PML card from the new
 Charlotte paper pack. The new paper packs now come with
 twelve 12 X 12 B & T Duos including the coordinating Picture 
My Life cards. Lots of fun creating coming your way in the New Year.
To view the New Seasonal Expressions Click Here
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Charlotte
Cardstock: Fern, Sorbet
Stamps: Springtime Wishes, Finding the Words
Ink: Black, Sorbet, Fern
Embellishments: Sparkles, Charlotte Compliments

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Gift for You

Martinelli's Gift Bag
Share a bottle of Martinelli's with your favorite person at Christmas
Bag design is from the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.
Cut scallops and leaves from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
Add to bag in layers, stamp a sentiment and attach tag.
Use this sketch to make a merry surprise for someone special.

Merry Christmas to all

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Cheer

With a Sketch
This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to pick your favorite
past Heart 2 Heart challengeMy choice goes way back to the sketch
 challenge from October 5. I was asked to be a guest designer
 for the month of October and in the course of preparing my projects
 for October I had a family emergency and had to back out. 
This is the card I made for the first challenge in October. I never had an opportunity
to post it so I'm taking this opportunity to share my sketch challenge card. I
used the sketch below and the White Pines Compliments to make my card.
So pick your favorite H2H challenge and share your project 
this week at Heart 2 Heart.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Tags

Going Vintage This Year
Every year I make homemade decorations at Christmas. This started when my first born was crawling and wanted to eat the ornaments on the tree. All ornaments had to be safe if put in the mouth. I have continued making homemade Christmas decorations all through the 47 years of marriage.
This year I decided to go vintage with all my best vintage decorations. I wanted to make some vintage tags to adorn my Christmas packages. The color dare this week at Color My Heart worked perfectly into my plan. The vintage colors: Cocoa, Cashmere, Cranberry, and Fern.
First Set: Making vintage tags is easy as 1-2-3
1. Cut tag shape using cashmere CS and sand to get the worn look
2. Stamp a background with Cocoa ink or tone on tone Cashmere ink
3. Add your vintage embellishments (see suggested list below)
Second Set: Making vintage tags is easy as 1-2-3
1. Cut white Daisy tag and brayer with cashmere ink.
2. Stamp a background with Cocoa ink or tone on tone Cashmere ink.
3. Add your vintage embellishments (see suggested list below)

Suggested vintage embellishments:
Lace, twine, gingham ribbon, seam binding ribbon
Antique gold or brass hardware
Silk flowers, opaques, charms, brad accents, antique buttons
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: White Pines
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cashmere
Stamps: vintage sets through the years
Ink: Cocoa, Cashmere, Cranberry, Fern
Embellishments: Assorted vintage embellishments from my stash

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Color Dare #169

A White on White Card Collection
The Color My Heart challenge this week is white on white with 
black for the sentiment only. To make white on white cards
 just cut all the parts of the card pattern using white daisy and 
emboss each part with a different embossing folder.
 Add a white icon and stamp your greeting.
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol.2 #20
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol.1 #19
 Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol.2 #28
 Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol.2 #23
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Vol.1 #26

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fall Candles

With Nature's Colors of Fall
"Trending Now" the Heart2Heart challenge: Candles
For quick and easy Fall center piece fill any clear container with
 beans, peas, popcorn, etc. Add a candle and some Fall embellishments.
I embellished with some thick twine and a base & bling pendant 
and a water colored  leaf with a flower from Sangria Assortment.
Share with us your trendy items at Heart2Heart.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Handmade Christmas Gift #1

CD 2016 Desk Calendar

Handmade gifts are treasured at the Christmas season. This
CD desk calendar is just one of 5 handmade gifts that I will be giving 
at Christmas. To make your own see details on the tab at the top of this blog.
If you can't come to the workshop you may order a kit for $5.00 

Fun With Shapes

And Wonderful Water Colors
Water coloring the cut out shape from this card 
made another fun card with the leftovers for the
water color challenge at Heart 2 Heart.

Water coloring the cut out butterfly and adding the
white layering softens the water color look.
When playing with your water colors don't forget the shapes
and layers available with the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.
Take the water color challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Kaleidoscope
Cardstock: White Daisy, Water Color Paper, Gypsy, Sapphire 
Stamps: Snowflakes, Sending Love
Ink: Sapphire
Embellishments: Silver Sequins, Blue Dots

Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter Wonder Window

Making A Window Card
Making a window card is easy as choosing a shape, cut out
 the shape and stamp a scene behind the cut out shape.
Be sure to check out Through the Window challenge
at Heart 2 Heart for more window ideas.
I cut out the snowflake using water color paper. 
 After wetting the water colored the paper I painted it 
with a light blue. While it was wet I sprinkled salt on the 
blue paint to get the snow effect. I stamped a snow scene
 in the window and put the card together. Make your window

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Eggplant, New England Ivy, White Daisy, Water Color Paper
Stamps: Frosted WOTG, Snowflakes
Ink: Eggplant, New England, Ivy
Embellishments: Gold glitter paper

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Water Color Fun

With Splats of Color
Adding a splat of color to your card has never been easier.
Just use our new CTMH Water Color paints, water color paper and
brushes. Add a sentiment with black ink and embellish with any
assortment of black embellishments.
For the splat technique cut your water color paper 1" bigger on all
sides of the size you will want to use. Attach the paper to a piece of
cardboard with washi tape to secure. Wash the paper with clear water
using the widest brush. Choose your colors and add your splats with the
largest round brush. Each splat will run in the wet water that you washed
on the paper. They will run together to make other colors. I started with
the red color, then added some yellow and then the green. I just let 
the splats run on the paper wherever they wanted to go. Let the paper
dry completely before you make your card.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Water Color Paper, Black, Poppy
Stamps: For Family
Embellishments: Black Fundamental Assortment, Black Shimmer Trim

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hello Autumn

With Sangria
 And Joanne Walton's White Pines Layout #3
Using the #3 layout from Joanne's White Pines Workshop 
makes a fun Fall layout with the Sangria Paper Pack. 
Her fun pine cone embellishments and the pieces from the
 Sangria compliments make this a great Fall layout.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft,
Stamps: Friend Tree
Ink: Desert Sand, Eggplant, Poppy, Fern
Embellishments: Poppy Thick Twine, Sangria Compliments

Monday, November 2, 2015

One Sheet Wonder

Easy as One, Two, Three, Four
1. Use Celebration Workshop patterns from Wishes
2. Use one B&T Duos from Sangria paper pack with coordinating CS
3. Sentiments from "Say It All" hostess rewards stamp set
4. Add daisies cut from Artiste Cricut cartridge page 54.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Eggplant, Pomegranate, Colonial White, Cocoa
Ink: Cocoa, Pomegranate
Stamps: Say It All

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Celebration Card Workshop

From Wishes
This workshop from the Wishes Card Confidence Program call
for 6 X 6 cards. I changed the size for each card to 5 X 6 to save 
on postage. The daisies and leaves are cut from Artiste page 54. 
Layer the Goldrush CS daisies in 3 different sizes and cut leaves at 
1 inch. The tips of each flower layer are sponged with pomegranate 
ink.The leaves are sanded and sponged with Desert Sand ink.The
 flower centers are Kraft circles embossed with dotted swiss and 
sponged with Desert Sand ink. Faux stitching added for texture.
Card #1
Card #2
Card #3
Card #4
Card #5
Card #6
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Sangria
Cardstock: Cocoa, Kraft, Goldrush, Fern, Pomegranate, Colonial White.
Stamps: Say It All
Ink: Cocoa, Pomegranate, Desert Sand
Embellishments: Burlap ribbon

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

White Pines Christmas Cards

Workshop On the Go
I've made the cards according to the instructions and 
made one with my take on the card layout. The cardmaking 
kit will make 15 cards with coordinating envelopes.
According to instructions
 My take with same card layout
 According to instructions
 My take with same card layout
 According to instructions
 My take with same card layout
 Inside greeting
Coordinating stamped envelope
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: White Pines
Cardstock: Fern, Cranberry, White Daisy
Stamps: White Pines WOTG
Ink: Cranberry, Fern, Cashmere
Embellishments: Fern thick twine. Sparkles

Monday, October 19, 2015

Add a Little Compliments

To Your PML Cards
The White Pines Picture My Life scrapbook cards can be
dressed up with the newly designed White Pines Compliments.
The compliments contain coordinating stickers, Kraft 
die cuts, and clear plastic die cuts. Use these to 
dress up your Picture My Life pocket cards

CTMH Supplies:
PML Cards: White Pines Z3176
Compliments: White Pines X7200C