Thursday, January 29, 2015

A CAS for the Guys

Clean And Simple
Still working on my stash of guy cards. I ran short this month so I'm
making plenty for myself and others. It seems like there is always 
someone who needs a guy card. The inspiration for this card comes from
this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge: Clean and Simple.
Clean and simple  as 1-2-3
1. Use just 2 pieces of B&T papers.
2. Slant one sheet for interest and style.
3. Add a greeting and a few stars for texture.

Share your CAS with us at Heart 2 Heart this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Wanderful
Cardstock: Black
Stamps: From Artfully Sent Collection
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Pewter Medley

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blues 4 the Guys

Indian Corn Blue
Adding to my stash of masculine birthday cards fit just right with the
Color My Heart color challenge this week: Indian Corn Blue, Black,
White Daisy, and Silver. Great colors for that special guy card.

And then there is Lagoon
Brought to by the Birthday Color Challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
The challenge is to make a project using the color assigned to 
your birthday. My color was one of my favorites: Lagoon
So check out the color challenge at Color My Heart or find
your birthday color at Heart 2 Heart and share your project with us.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Let the Games Begin

First Game: Tic-Tac-Toe
Heart 2 Heart has a Tic-Tac-Toe game board to play from.
To play the game - you have to get three in a row 
either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
I chose diagonally with manly, ribbon, and embossing.
I used manly colors from the Wanderful paper pack, Black striped twill ribbon 
and the Chevron embossing folding to emboss the banner.
Note: this last week we had a family gathering for my Grandson's 21st birthday. 
When I went to my card basket would you believe I had No masculine 
birthday cards. So I'm stocking up on masculine cards this week.
So here's the "board" we played off of for Tic-Tac-Toe at Heart 2 Heart

Second Game: Bingo
Using the Bingo card from Jeanette Lynton's Blog, Make It from Your Heart 
I made another masculine birthday card to add to my stash. 
To play this game use the inspiration Bingo board: Close your eyes 
and let your finger land where it may. Then choose your direction.
I used all the guidelines listed under the "O" in Bingo
For my stitching and the exposure of the white core I did some
faux stitching on the black band. I used the Snapshots Dimensional
Elements for my frame. I used the Shinhan markers to color my stars and
the PML card is from the Hopscotch collection.
I do have to say the Bingo game was certainly a challenge. 
So if you're up for a definite challenge play bingo with us. 
To get your Bingo card visit Jeanette's blog Make It From Your Heart 
and let your creative juices take you to new places.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Color Dare #126

Bamboo, Champagne, Black
A vintage combination with PML cards
The For Always Picture My Life cards are just right for 
this acrylic frame 2015 desk calendar
A compliment for your desk: A notepad cover with 
an inside pocket to save those important notes.
Inside Notepad holder
Be sure to play along with us this week at Color My Heart 
with these amazing vintage colors.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Bamboo
PML Cards: For Always
Stamps: A Little Note
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Black Button
Other: 5 X 8 Notepad, Paper Flower

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NEW from Seasonal Expressions

Embossing Folders
Seasonal Expressions brings us some new embossing folders:
Hearts for Love You cards

Diamonds for Thank You cards

Scallops are fun to cut around for a scalloped edge.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Heartstrings, Brushed
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie. Glacier
Stamps: Lovely Birthday, A Budding Friendship, Happy to be Friends, Variety of Thanks
Ink: Ruby, Canary, Whisper, Pear. Smoothie, Glacier, Flaxen
Embellishments: White Shimmer ribbon, Red shimmer Ribbon, Heartstrings Stickies 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Valentine Treat

Ghirardelli Quick Wrap
Cut Icon on page 81 in Artbooking booklet @5.5 inches.
Score at the bottom and wrap around the Ghirardelli.
Punch two holes at the top and tie with ribbon or twine.
Cut Icon on page 29 in Artfully Sent booklet @ 2 inches.
Stamp the coordinating frame from Artfully Sent Collection.
Stamp a Valentine greeting of your choice.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Ruby, White Daisy
Ink: Ruby, Whisper
Stamps:  Artfully Sent Frames, Heartstrings WOTG
Embellishments: Bakers Twine

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hopscotch Greeting Cards

From Creative Insider Collection
At our 2015 first 5-Card Night in January we will be making some fun
greeting cards with the new paper pack "Hopscotch" and the new
stamp set "Happy to Be Friends." The patterns for these cards will
come from Close to my Heart's new Creative Insider Workshops.
Card #1 from Hopscotch Creative Insider
Card #2 from Hopscotch Creative Insider
Card #3 from Confetti Wishes Creative Insider
Card #4 from Confetti Wishes Creative Insider
Card #5 Seaside Creative Insider

Be sure to sign up for 5-card Night at my Open House this 
Saturday, 10 AM and earn 5 tickets for the ticket drawing.
RSVP by January 6 and earn 5 tickets for ticket drawing.
RSVP by January 9 and earn 2 tickets for ticket drawing.
Lots of prizes for you to win so don't miss all the fun.