Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Copy That

My Favorite Subject
Love to copy. There are so many amazing inspirational talented
paper artist sharing their creations it's hard not to copy. Usually when I copy 
I do put a Jody twist on it like this card I "copied" from the new
Annual Inspirations page 45 for the Heart 2 Heart challenge.
 I used the gold overlay for the stripes and since I didn't
need a Birthday card I made a Happy Day card.
So check out the Annual Inspiration and copy yourself
a project. If you don't have the exact supplies just use
 the ones you have. Change up the colors, use different
stamps, turn the card or page in a different direction but
most of all just have fun.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Gold Overlays
Cardstock: Sea Glass, Whisper, White Daisy, Glacier, New England Ivy
Ink: Glacier, New England Ivy, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Short & Sweet, Flower Market
Flower Market: page 40. 42
Sea Glass Glitter paper

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hugs For the Girls

Paper Hugs Work For All Girls
Girls always love to give hugs and get hugs. I have a
few ladies in my life that hug everyone in he room when
they enter.'s a paper hug for the girls
The Heart 2 Heart challenge month is almost over. Just
one more day to get in those fun challenges. It's been a busy
month with the new Annual Inspiration and the up coming
new Holiday Expressions. It's always fun to play when the
work gets to busy. Take time to play at Heart 2 Heart every
chance you get.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy, blossom
Stamps: True Love
Ink: Blossom, Raspberry, Whisper
Embellishments: Silver sequins, Pink Enamel gems
Embossing Folder: Simple Chevron

Boys Will Be Boys

Teenage Boys That Is
In our house our teenage boy is busy with his buds, playing
games on the computer, eating and eating, just hangin' out, etc. 
You know that teenage stuff.
Then all of a sudden life happens and
What? the What? What was that? Are You Kidding Me?
So this is my card that says "Boys will be boys" for the 
This week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch just
seemed to work out for my card.
Try this sketch...for a fun card.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Emojis
Ink: Canary, Black

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Get Your Basic Fundamentals

Just Because
are FREE with your purchase of the Whimsy, Adventure and
Enchantment Fundamental collections.  Here's my card
made with the Rustic Home and Memo Fundamentals.
Using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts, I used the Rustic Home
paper for the base and the Memo Fundamental for the tags.
Adding some ribbon(yea! Ribbon is back) from the
Enchantment collection completes the card.
Don't forget a new sketch will be posted at Atlantic
Hearts Sketch Challenge tomorrow. Come play.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Rustic Home, Memo, Adventure
Cardstock: Fern, Peacock
Stamps: Friendly Wishes
Ink: Peacock
Embellishments: Enchantment Ribbon Collection, Fern Twine, Enamel Dots, Sparkles

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Cheerful Hello

With Shades of Yellow
Canary, Saffron, and Gold from this week's challenge at
And the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy, Enchantment
Cardstock: Canary, Saffron, White Daisy
Cricut Cartridge: Flower Market pg. 30
Gold Glitter paper: Hello Thin Cut

Monday, August 22, 2016

Inspired By

Vicki at the Wizard's Hangout
If you're not hanging out at the Wizard's Hangout you could be missing
some truly inspiring CTMH art. 

 I used Vicki's inspirational card for this. I made the strip on the
side wider and added some ribbon from the Rustic Home Collection.
I cut the thanks from kraft and added a kraft heart at the bottom.
Again I widened the strip, added the ribbon and kraft thanks with
the words from the bottom of my heart in Lagoon ink.
Thanks, Vicki. You're a real inspiration to us all.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure Heart print papers
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Lagoon, Pomegranate
Thin Cuts: Hello Thanks
Embellishments: Rustic Home Ribbon Collection

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fundamentally Fun

At Atlantic Hearts
The sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts just happened to work out to
This sketch is so uniquely fun that I will be using it on a regular basis.
Too too fun to pass up.
If you didn't get a chance to try this sketch, be sure to keep it in your files
and try it later. It's a keeper!
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure Collection
Flower: Poinsettia from Cricut Flower Market 
Stamps:Short and Sweet
Ink: Sapphire, 
Embellishments: Silver Sequins, Sparkles

Monday, August 15, 2016

Color My Heart #206

With Florence Colors
Flaxen, Peacock, Poppy, Ruby, Saffron and Whisper
And a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
I used the Happy to be Friends stamp set with the colors of
the Florence paper pack and a saffron border from the Enchantment
Fundamental Collection with a zip strip from Florence.
Using the colors of Florence without the papers was a new challenge for me.
Grab your Florence colors and come play at Color My Heart
This sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch is good until Wednesday night
so come play with us and share your inspiring creations.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy to be Friends
Ink:Ruby, Poppy, Saffron, Peacock
Embellishments: Sparkles

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Heart 2 Heart

Meets Freshly Made Sketches
I guess you can now say  I'm addicted to the new Close to My Heart 
Cricut cartridge Flower Market. It seems I need to make flowers everyday
and this cartridge makes it so easy. I really like stamping flowers but the
dimensional look is so much more fun.
So I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to make this
card with the fence and flowers. 
The colors of the Florence paper pack challenge at Heart 2 Heart 
made the flowers cheerful and gave the card some pop. 
If you miss your chance to play with this sketch another one will be posted
at Freshly Made Sketches on Wednesday. You can play at Heart 2 Heart
until the end of the month so please share your Florence creations with us.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florence
Cardstock: White Daisy, Saffron
Stamps: Flower Market Collection
Ink: Peacock

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With Thin Cuts

You Get Two for One
The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch works perfectly with our
new heart shaped Thin Cuts. When you cut the hearts you get
the outline shape and the heart shape...hence two for one.
Inside Heart Shape
The sentiment comes from our new Operation Smile
stamp set "Spread the Love" This sentiment that makes
this card a paper hug is going to be a favorite for a long time.
Heart Outline
I dressed each outline with a small flower.
Use this sketch and the heart Thin Cuts to make your own paper hugs.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure, Enchantment
Colors: Blossom, Raspberry, Cranberry, Ruby
Stamps: Spread the Love
Ink: Ruby

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sending Smiles

From the Flower Market
Color My Heart color challenge this week makes for some
colorful flowers from CTMH's Flower Market Cricut cartridge:
Thistle, Eggplant, Juniper, Crystal Blue with White Daisy
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my card design.
Flowers are from page 18 in Cricut Flower Market booklet. I cut all the
parts for the flowers with white daisy CS and sponged each color on
the parts of the flowers and stems. Crystal Blue was used to sponge
the clouds. A little strip of Whimsy Fundamentals was added to the bottom.

Use this sketch to make a fun card. A new sketch will be 
posted at Freshly Made Sketches on Wednesday.  Be sure to check it out.

The fun colors at Color My Heart are good until Thursday so come play.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Ink: Thistle, Eggplant, Juniper, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Sending Smiles Flower Market Collection

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Flower Market Goes to Florence

With an Atlantic Hearts Sketch
The new Flower Market Cricut cartridge is so fun to play with. It has
lots of individual flowers for cards or pages, flowers on stems, flower
overlays, containers to put them in and wreaths and greens to go with.
The flower market imagination can sure go wild.
Using the sketch below from Atlantic Hearts I filled my basket with
some twigs and flowers from the Florence paper pack. This paper pack is also
the challenge at Between the Folds. So grab your Florence, create an
inspirational piece and share with us at Between the Folds.

If you need a sketch, this one at Atlantic Hearts is
super fun and easy. Check it out.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florence
Cardstock: Kraft, Fern
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Ruby
Embellishments: Gold Sequins, sparkles
Cricut Cartridge: Flower Market pages 12, 31 in booklet

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Fun Sketch And....

One Crazy Cat
The sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch is brought to by Brush Strokes
and the August Stamp of the Month Purr-fect Halloween stamp sets.
Brush Stroke Colors: Honey, Pear, and Thistle
Cat colored using reverse masking with Black ink.
Use this sketch to make a special creation to share at CAS(E) this Sketch.

CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Black,White Daisy
Stamps: Brush Strokes, Purr-fect Halloween
Ink: Honey, Pear, Thistle. Black

Color Dare 204

Sweet Leaf, Eggplant, Flaxen and Colonial White
The Color My Heart color challenge this week is an unusual combination. To blend them together I softened Eggplant with 2nd generation to balance with the softness of Sweet Leaf, cut a Colonial White flower and colored softly with Eggplant, and used the Flaxen for the flower center.
More new goodies from the Annual Inspirations:
Sweet Leaf: Whimsy Fundamental Collection
Eggplant Dots: 2nd generation eggplant ink using background 
stamp from the new Cricut Flower Market Collection
Flower: From page 30 of Cricut Flower Market booklet
Sentiment: Operation Smile stamp set "Spread the Love"

Now it's your turn to show us your Color My Heart creations.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy
Cardstock: Eggplant, Flaxen, Sweet Leaf, Colonial White
Stamps: Spread the Love
Ink: Eggplant

Monday, August 1, 2016

Close To My Heart Takes Us Back

To The Fundamentals
The new 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations has brought us back the basics.
With the newly designed Fundamental Creative Collections, the basic 
Legacy Albums, all the necessary tools to create magic, and coordinating
 embellishments this new Annual Inspirations is ready for all your needs all year long.

My first project from this new Idea Book is this card made using
Whimsy Fundamentals, the new Cricut cartridge "Flower Market," 
and a new stamp set "Short & Sweet" I used the sketch below from
Freshly Made Sketches for the card design. 
Be sure to visit Freshly Made Sketches each week for a fun
card sketch. sure to share your creation.

Be sure to check back all week for some more CTMH inspiration.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy
Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Fern
Flower Market: Pages 6, 27, 30