Saturday, August 29, 2015

Working 9 to 5

With Your "To Do" Lists
The Working 9-5 challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart
got me to thinking how I get more done in the day. 
When you work 9 - 5 you can get more done with a 
"To Do" list. This is my notepad for my "To Do" lists.
Now it's your turn to share with us your 9-5 working
inspiration at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol
Cardstock: Fern, Peacock, White Daisy
Ink: Peacock
Stamps: Comment
Embellishments: Cork Circles, Bakers Twine
Other: Assorted Ribbons from stash

Friday, August 28, 2015

More Water Coloring Practice

With Ink Pads and Water Brush
Using the colors Goldrush and Hollyhock from last week's
I water colored some more Cricut cut flowers. I just used my
 ink pads and my water brush. Simply use the ink on the lid 
of the ink pad with the water brush and color your flowers. 
I sponged the tips of the flower before I colored them.
This happy card is made using the sketch from the
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This sketch is very
fun to work with and easy to follow. Give it a try.
My new water color brushes came today so I will
be practicing my water coloring with the new colors at 
Color My Heart so stay  tuned.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Practicing My Watercoloring

 And Spreading the Sunshine
Before my new watercolors get here I've been wanting to practice my water coloring.
I used colors at this week's Color My Heart challenge for my water coloring practice.
When I first became a Close to my Heart consultant water coloring was very
popular and now it's back. Only, I think it will be more fun this time around.
The Good Day Sunshine Challenge at Heart 2 Heart inspired this card.
I made the water colored background with my Goldrush and Holly hock
ink pads and the water brush.(My new watercolors and brushes aren't here yet).
I cut the daisies on the Cricut and water colored them with the ink pads and water brush. 
If you have a "sunshine" inspired idea share with us at Heart 2 Heart and
grab your Goldrush and Hollyhock and share a creations at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft, Goldrush
Ink: Goldrush, Hollyhock
Stamps: Lovely Birthday, Brushed WOTG

Monday, August 17, 2015

Ticket to Ride

To the North Pole
Get a head start on some fun and easy Christmas cards.

Picture My Life cards make fun and easy Christmas Cards
Be sure to get yours before they are no longer available. 
Each package contains forty-four 4 X 6 cards and seventy eight 3 X 4 cards. 

Now if you have a ticket to ride share with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Color Dare #155

Colors of Zoe
I used these left over scraps to make two cards for the
Pattern #24 Make It From Your Heart Vol. II with a cut out 
butterfly icon from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.
Pattern #26 Make It From Your Heart Vol. II with a Cricut shape 
cut from the new Artistry cartridge and stamped with the 
new stamps in the Artistry Cricut Collection.
So... grab your Zoe and share your creations 
with us at Color My Heart this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sorbet, Glacier
Stamps: Artistry Cricut Collection
Ink: Sorbet, Glacier
Embellishments: Thick Twine, Sequins, Shimmer Trim

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wonderful Wanderful

The Wanderful Workshop on the Go
It took me a while to actually discover this workshop. I don't travel and I
definitely don't do airplanes, so I just skipped over this workshop. Until....
I saw the Camera Icon with the word explore in purple. Our family loves
to explore and my husband is always taking photos of our explorations and
to top it off purple is our favorite color. So... how could I go wrong?
So on our vacation we took a train to explore Old Town and 
 Mission Bay in San Diego. 
First photo of the Old Town exploration.
We explored the Cholula Hot Sauce, had lunch at Fiesta de Reyes, 
and went exploring at Mission Bay on some paddle boards. 
(Paddle board photos coming soon). The stamp set gives the
travel log of all the stops along the way on the train.  
In case you missed this workshop the WOTG is sold out but
you can still purchase the Wanderful paper pack and I will be glad 
to share my stamp set and the directions.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Zoe, Artistry, and August Stamp of the Month

Make for Some Artistic Fun
The new Artistry Cricut cartridge has the cut shapes
for the August Stamp of the Month "Framed."
Combined with the new Zoe Paper Pack makes 
some fun cards with some Artistry accents.
Cut the Shape on page 32 in Artistry Booklet @ 1 3/4 inches for the frame.
 Cut the oval in Art Philosophy Booklet page 42 at 1.25 inches.
Cut the background circle in Artistry booklet page 4 @ 2 inches.
Cut the shape on page 11 in Artistry Booklet @ 1 1/4 inches for the frame.
Cut the same shape @ 3/4 inch for the sentiment. Cut the flower in the
Artistry booklet page 11 @ 1 1/4 inches and add a sequin in the center.

Cut the Heart background in the Artistry booklet page 28 @ 2 1/2 inches.
Add some glitter hearts over the background and the cut out hearts to the edges.
Cut the Shape on page 13 in Artistry Booklet @ 2 inches for the frame.
Stamp the frame image on White Daisy and cut out the section for the sentiment.
Add the butterfly on page 42 in the Artistry booklet @ 1 1/4 inches. 
Cut the Shape on page 32 in Artistry Booklet @ 1 3/4 inches for the frame.
 Cut the oval in Art Philosophy Booklet page 42 at 1.25 inches.
Add the arrow background on page 3 in the Artistry booklet page cut @ 3/4 inch.
Have some fun with the August stamp of the month, the new Zoe paper 
and the new Artistry Cricut cartridge this month.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, Whisper, Sorbet, Canary, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Framed
Ink: Whisper, Glacier, Sorbet, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Canary
Embellishments: Sequins, Triangle Studs, Thicker Twine, Shimmer Trim, Zoe Assortment

Thursday, August 6, 2015

It's a Birthday Bash

With Color My Heart
The color challenge at Color My Heart is a fun one with 
Hollyhock, Sunset and Olive
I used the Fundamental CS to make some bright and cheerful birthday
gift boxes. The sentiment tag is from the August SOTM "Framed."
Along with the gift boxes I made a bag topper with the Olive Fundamental CS
for a sweet surprise for someone special. Be sure to share your birthday
Note: The current Fundamental CS will retire at the end of this month and
will be replaced with some new and exciting colors and prints. Be sure
to check them out on September 1 in the new 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bible Verse Journaling Week Seven

Let's Be Free
Like the bird out of it's cage we can all be free from 
stress, sadness, worries, troubles, etc. just by following Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks to God always for all things. That's easier said
than done. But if we truly give thanks unto God for ALL
things then and only then can we truly be free.

Artistic Note: I used the glacier houndstooth print and the 
August SOTM to make my Thanks strip on this page. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Thistle, Outdoor Denim, Pear, Twilight
Stamps: Framed, Love This
Retirement Alert: My Crush Bluebird Book Z1856the "Love This" stamp set B1432 and the Favorites Assortment Z1889 will retire permanently August 31. Don't miss your opportunity to order these three great products

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Open for Business

New Products Available In August
The new ZOE paper pack featured on these cards for the 
Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge is now available for purchase 
in the month of August. Also featured is the new August 
Stamp of the Month with three labels and nine sayings. 
The labels can be cut on the new Artistry Cricut cartridge. 
Zoe paper pack with Artistry cut label and arrow border
Zoe paper pack with Artistry cut label and arrow border
and accented with the new enamel green gems
Use this Atlantic Hearts sketch to make some fun cards with any paper pack.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Zoe
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Glacier, White Daisy
Stamps: Framed (August SOTM)
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Whisper. Sorbet, Glacier
Embellishments: Enamel Green Triangles, Triangle studs

New in August
Zoe Paper Pack X7197B
August Stamp of the Month: Framed S1508
New Artistry Cricut Collection Z3167: Includes the new 
cartridge with 700 images, three coordinating stamp sets 
and the new Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack 
with seven new colors and three returning colors.
Also available in a digital collection Z3190