Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year Blessings

Coming Your Way
Happiest of Blessings to you and yours in 2017.
This cards is coming to you by
Be sure to check them out all year for some fun and challenging inspiration.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas

From All the Holiday Expressions Paper Packs
Sorry I've been MIA lately. Been so busy with getting ready for Christmas
and trying to prepare for the new upcoming Seasonal Expressions.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends and 
Blessing to all in the New Year. The following Christmas cards are
just to you from all the Holiday paper packs.
Happiest Holidays from Oh Deer
Play along with Oh Deer Challenges at H2H and Color My Heart.
Merry and Bright from Jeepers Creepers
Joy to you from City Sidewalks
Merry Christmas from Swan Lake
Each paper pack will retire on December 31 so be sure to get yours 
before they are going, going, gone.
I'm looking forward to being able to post regularly in the New Year.
I will be back then sharing at all my favorite places. See you then.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

City Sidewalks Color Challenge

At Color My Heart
Colors of City Sidewalks: Black, Cranberry, Lagoon
Peacock, and Willow with White Daisy
A fun Z-fold box card. 
Closed card for mailing.
Share your City Sidewalk colors with us at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: City Sidewalks, Swan Lake
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Cozy Christmas
Ink: Cranberry, Black, Willow, Peacock, Lagoon, Sorbet
Embellishments: Sparkles

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Color Dare 218

It's a Ruby, New England Ivy, & Whisper Christmas
Bringing out the Yuletide Carol paper pack to make a vintage
stair step card. This paper pack is retired but one of the greats.
Woodland Wishes trees and snowflakes with the greeting from
Christmas Post completes the card.
Be sure to check Color My Heart for your color challenge each week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Yuletide Carol (retired)
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Woodland Wishes, Christmas Post
Ink: Ruby, New England Ivy, Whisper
Embellishments: Silver Sequins, Sparkles

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Happy Christmas

Scrapin' With the Scraps
Close to my Heart's November Special is the Happy Happy Christmas
collection of Christmas projects. They are perfect projects for Christmas
 scrapbooking, gifts, and those special Christmas Home decor items.
After making my projects I used the left over scraps to make a
Christmas card. I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts for my pattern.
If you need some fun patterns for your cards be sure to check out
Atlantic Hearts every Monday for a new sketch. 
CTMH Supplies:
Papers: My Crush Happy Happy Christmas
PML Cards: Happy Happy Christmas
Stamps: Happy Holidays
Ink: Fern
Embellishments: Fern Twine, Gold Sequins, Opaques

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Color Dare 216

Seasons of Magic with Colors of Swan Lake
Glacier, Whisper, Slate, Peacock, Poppy, Goldrush, Fern, Canary
Using the Stamp set Season Of Magic and colors of Swan Lake
featured at Color My Heart cards of all seasons can be made all year round.
Winter Card: Peacock, Glacier, Whisper, Slate
Spring Card: Fern, Canary, Poppy
Summer Card: Canary, Goldrush, Poppy, Fern
Autumn Card of Thanks: Peacock, Glacier, Goldrush, Poppy, Fern
Don't miss out on this versatile stamp set and colors. Another color
challenge coming tomorrow at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Swan Lake
Cardstock: White Daisy, Canary, Fern
Glitter Paper: Silver
Stamps: Season of Magic
Ink: Whisper, Slate, Glacier, Fern, Canary, Poppy, Peacock, Goldrush
Embellishments: Thicker Twine, Opagues

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Special Wreath

From a Season of Magic
The Season of Magic stamp set can be used for magic
 in all seasons and for all occasions. 
 This Happy Day card can be used for a birthday, anniversary,
 or a happy greeting to cheer someone up. Between The Folds Challenge
of the Swan Lake colors are very versatile as well. Using the blues and
 grays give it a magical look for any occasion.
Need a sketch? Try Freshly Made Sketches each
week for a fun and easy card pattern. Be sure to share your 
creations at Freshly Made Sketches when you do.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Swan Lake
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Season Of Magic
Ink: Glacier, Peacock, Slate, Whisper
Embellishments: Opaques

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wood Grains With....

Rustic Home Fundamentals
The Rustic Home Fundamentals wood grains and the sketch
from Atlantic Hearts bring this cards to you at Heart 2 Heart.
Love the old fashioned vintage look of these papers with a
Christmas tree from Cozy Christmas and a touch of a burlap bow.

Using this sketch from Atlantic Hearts I switched the square
sentiment block for an oval to give it a more vintage look with
the rustic papers. Be sure to check out the Rustic Home Fundamentals
for that rustic nature look to your projects. Be sure to share at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Rustic Home
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Ruby, Desert Sand, Cocoa, Fern
Embellishments: Burlap string

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paper Piecing

With Jeepers Creepers Cheerful Colors
And Between the Fold stamping techniques challenge.

Sending you a Hello card with paper pieced letters and the
Color My Heart Color Challenge: Jeepers Creepers Colors
Pansy, Raspberry, Tangerine, Lagoon, Lemon, and Willow

 One of my favorite stamping techniques is paper piecing.
Step 1. Stamp your image on your project.
Step 2. Stamp your image on your desired B&T paper or cardstock.
Step 3. Cut out your image and adhere to your original stamped image.
If you have a favorite stamping technique please share at Between The Fold.
Need some cheerful colors? Check out Jeepers Creepers at Color My Heart

CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps:Finding the Words, With You, Framework Alphabet
Ink: Black, Willow, Lagoon

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Purple, Purple, Purple

A Purple Christmas
With Thistle, Pansy, and Eggplant at Color My Heart
Using scraps for candles makes easy cards for Christmas.
If you missed the color challenge this week at Color My Heart
a new challenge will be posted on Friday. Come play.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Thistle, Pansy, Eggplant. White Daisy
Stamps: Season of Magic
Ink: Eggplant
Embellishments: Gold Glitter paper, Ribbon from stash, punched twigs

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Christmas Wishes

From City Sidewalks
The blues and greens from City Sidewalks and the
sketch from Atlantic Hearts make this a fun
 and easy Christmas card.

Now it's your turn to make a fun and easy card to share
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: City Sidewalks
Cardstock: Peacock, White Daisy
Stamps: Season Of Magic
Ink: Willow, Peacock
Embellishments: Enamel Blue Dots

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sea Glass

And the Fundamentals
The Color of the year, Sea Glass, blends with the new
Fundamental papers. Then Heart 2 Heart says "Show us your Sea Glass."
Sea Glass with Whimsy
Sea Glass with Adventure
Sea Glass with Enchantment
Sea Glass with Uptown and Memo
Sea Glass with Rustic Home
Now it's your turn to show us your Sea Glass at Heart 2 Heart
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment, Rustic Home, Uptown, Memo
Cardstock: Sea Glass, White Daisy
Stamps: Create Kindness
Ink: black
Color Pencils
Sea Glass Glitter Paper

Monday, September 19, 2016


Eat & Drink with the Critters
Share some Halloween fun with a card inspired by 
Jeepers Creepers paper pack, the Monstrous Halloween
stamp set, and this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches make 
a fun Halloween card for that special trick or treater. 
Have some fun. Make a Halloween card.
P.S. This stamp set works for Birthdays, too.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jeepers Creepers
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Monstrous Halloween
Ink: Black, Willow, Pansy
Embellishments: Jeepers Creepers Assortment

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Snowman in the Corner

With a Snowflake in the Other Corner
And a Merry Christmas in the middle.
A super fun sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Lots of possibilities with corner filled excitement and a sentiment in
 the center. I've been playing with my snowman this week and I wanted
 to continue with him in this sketch. I added the poinsettias for the flowers.
Use this fun sketch for some fun creating.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: City Sidewalks
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Cozy Christmas
Ink: Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Black, Pomegranate, Chocolate, Saddle, Pixie, Willow
Embellishments: Opaques, Snowflake Thin Cut

Celebrate National Stamping Month

And Double Your Kindness Cards
Create MORE with your Create Kindness Kit cards. By cutting up each 3X3 card
you can use them as B & T paper to create double the cards.
Cut each card in half. Then cut 1 1/4'" squares. Cut 1 1/4" squares
of complimentary CS. Layer your squares behind your sentiment.

Cut your 3 X 3 card in half. Cut a 2" square of complimentary CS.
Layer your squares and add your sentiment.

Cut a 3" square of complimentary CS. Cut a 2" square from
your 3 X 3 Card.. Layer the squares and add your sentiment.

Cut two 1 1/2" squares from a complimentary CS. Cut your 3 X 3 card 
into 1 1/4" squares. Layer all squares and add your sentiment.
Voila! Eight cards from 4 cards. You will need one sheet
of  White Daisy to make eight 3 X 3 card bases.
Be sure to share your projects at Heart 2 Heart and Happy Stamping all Month.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Color Dare #210

Eggplant, Peacock, Fern, & Desert Sand
Using the stamp set Season of Magic to stamp the basic wreath in
Desert Sand. Then adding the rich colors of Peacock and Eggplant
with a touch of Fern for the leaves makes this a finished card
This week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch is just perfect
for this stamp set with the wreath and the Cricut cut sentiment.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Swan Lake
Cardstock: Colonial White, Peacock, Fern
Stamps: Season of Magic
Ink: Desert Sand, Peacock, Eggplant

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Random Stamping

National Stamping Month
Happy STAMPtember all month. National Stamping Month is 
a great time to just play with your stamps and create just to relax.
Random stamping is a fun way to play and create your own personal
background and texture papers with your own choice of colors and stamps.
I used the stamp sets With You  and Shower Flowers for my CTMH stamping 
project at Heart 2 Heart and my random stamped project to share at
 Between the Folds. This stamp set is extra fun because it uses two step stamping 
for the flowers and the flowers are also cut on the Cricut Flower Market cartridge. 
I am also including a short tutorial for random stamping with a pop.
Cut a piece of White Daisy for your random stamping. Stamp one flower on it.
Stamp a second flower in a triangle format around the first flower.
Add leaves to each flower with first and second generation stamping.
Fill in the empty spaces with the small stamps from Shower Flowers.
Stamp your sentiment and mount on coordinating CS.
With this stamp set you can pop up the first stamped flower
by stamping the two step flower on the cricut cut out and popping it up.
Have fun in STAMPtember all month. Come back and share at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Poppy, Goldrush, White Daisy
Stamps: With You, Shower Flowers
Ink: Goldrush, Poppy, Fern, Glacier

Warmest Wishes

With Oh Deer
and a sketch from Atlantic Hearts
One of the new paper packs in the newly released Holiday
Expressions is Oh Deer, a paper pack with vintage colors.
The pine cones in the stamp set Perfectly Pines along with the soft 
wood colors give an outdoor woodsy look to the card. 

The weekly sketches at Atlantic Hearts are a good place
to be inspired to create hand stamped cards. Check it out.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Oh Deer
Cardstock: White Daisy, Kraft, Sea Glass, Cocoa
Stamps: Perfectly Pine, Season of Magic
Ink: Desert Sand, Cocoa

Friday, September 9, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch 253

Oh Deer
A new paper pack from the Holiday Expressions features 
basic colors of browns, grays, and a touch of soft greens.
The outdoor rustic look with the pine cones from Perfectly Pine
stamp set and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches make this 
a fun holiday card. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Oh Deer
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cocoa, Sea Glass
Stamps: Perfectly Pine. Short & Sweet
Ink: Desert Sand, Cocoa