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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Color Dare #209

Sorbet, Pomegranate, Pear, Black, and Gold 
The Color my Heart challenge this week was a bit of a challenge since one
of the colors is no longer currently available. So, for this card I had to cheat just a bit. 
My business practise is that when a CTMH item is retired it leaves my 
work space. So, since my Pear ink is gone I used the new color Willow. 
They are close in color so I hope that will work for the challenge.
The flower, ferns, and pot are cut using the new
Flower Market Cricut cartridge. The papers are
from the Fundamentals and the gold is the gold glitter paper.
If you miss this color challenge a new one will be posted
at Color My Heart tomorrow. Be sure to check it out and come play.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy, Enchantment
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Willow, Sorbet
Stamps: Short & Sweet, Blessed Beyond Measure
Ink: Pomegranate, Black, Willow
Embellishments: Gold Glitter paper, White/gold ribbon

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Blessed Beyond Measure

With September Stamp of the Month
Atlantic Hearts Sketch and the Swan Lake paper pack
come together to make this Stamp of the Month card.
Stamp the background with a sentiment stamp. Stamp the
pumpkin on the Cricut cutout. Mask the pumpkin to color
the green around the pumpkin. Add a leaf, your sentiment
and follow the Atlantic Hearts sketch and your card is ready to go.
Be sure to check back on Monday for a new sketch to play with.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Swan Lake
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Blessed Beyond Measure
Ink: Goldrush, Fern, Poppy, Whisper

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hip to Be Square

Using square samples of the Swan Lake paper pack
made this card come together pretty fast.
Embellishing with the coordinating stamp set
"With You." Love that two step stamping.
Heart 2 Heart comes to an end for this month
but on Monday a new challenge will be ready for you.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Swan Lake
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: With You, Happy Heart(available in Spanish & French)
Ink: Peacock, Glacier. Whisper
Embellishments: Rustic Home Ribbon, Blue Enamel Gems, Glacier Twine