Friday, May 11, 2018

Color Dare #292 Missing You

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's challenge is to use only Bashful, Canary, and Linen. You may also include White Daisy and Black, but please do not add any other colors.

I stared at the three challenge colors for quite some time trying to decide which direction I wanted to take for my card. My original idea just wasn't working for me, so I went with "plan b." The soft colors in this challenge are perfect for clean and simple cards. I decided to focus on the Bashful and Linen, and use Canary as an accent.

The Rose Embossing Folder adds subtle texture to the Linen panel while allowing the Bashful Glitter butterfly to remain the main focal point. I backed the die cut butterfly with Canary Cardstock, adding a layer of vellum in between to soften the yellow. I tried not to use black on this card, but the challenge colors were too light for the sentiment.


To add a bit of dimension to the butterfly, I adhered the body directly to the card panel and used Thin 3-D Foam Dots under the top portion of the wings. Sparkles accent the body and sentiment.


Inside, the Bashful panel is accented with embossed Linen cardstock and a thin strip of Bashful Glitter Paper.


Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, May 24th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!
P.S. If you love challenges, the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges theme is May Flowers! Why not try both?

Supplies used:
Other- Cricut Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Butterfly Trio Dies

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #14

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

Our theme this month is May Flowers, and the new Beautiful Friendship suite fits the theme perfectly. I knew I wanted to use a large focal image on my card, so I decided to highlight the Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamp Set today. I found the perfect pattern to showcase the teapot in the Make It From Your Heart, Vol.4 how-to book.



I stamped the teapot with Sapphire Ink onto the lace doily B&T paper and used the coordinating Thin Cuts to cut it out. For added dimension, I cut two more teapot shapes from White Daisy Cardstock and layered them together. The teapot is popped up on a strip of Bashful Cardstock that I scored every 1/4" and lightly inked. See those sequins? They have been sitting in my stash since my early days with CTMH. I've decided to make more of an effort to incorporate some of the old with the new to use it up.



I stamped the teacup inside, adding a cluster of flowers and flourishes of steam, with Heather Ink on the light side of Bashful Cardstock.



Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
Z4180 Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stmap + Thin Cuts
X7233B Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
X5948 Heather Cardstock
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
Z2819 Bashful Ink Pad
Z2826 Heather Ink Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Ink Pad
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots
9044 Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 4 (Pattern 3)
X254 White cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Z1937 Score Board (Retired CTMH)
Sequins (Retired CTMH)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

Hello! Just popping in to share all of the fun May offers!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Three Amigos Blog Hop and Challenge!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Color Dare #290 Just For You

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! It's the last Color Challenge in April and Tic-Tac-Toe is here again. You get to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart color palette from the featured paper pack of this month "Gimme Some Sugar." You MUST use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included. I chose to use the third column of colors, Bashful, Mink, and Blossom.

I created an ombre effect using the light and dark sides of Blossom and Bashful Cardstock and a couple stitched border dies. The layers created a clean and simple card with a dramatic feel.



I wanted the waves of color to be the star of the show on this card, so I chose a small sentiment (stamped with Mink Ink and accented with Clear Shimmer Brush). A small border of Black Cardstock makes the pink colors pop.


For continuity, I repeated the front design on the inside of the card.


Ready to play? Just create a project using at least three colors in a row of your choice. You must identify the row you chose with your entry. You may also add any or all of the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe board, but please do not add extra colors. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 10pm EST Thursday, May 10th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders

Thursday, April 26, 2018

One Design, Two Cards

Hello! Popping in to share a couple cards a put together using the same pattern from Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 4, but using different B&T papers and stamps.

I actually made this first card back in January while I was on a scrap and chat call with my good friend in California, but forgot to share it here. I used the bulk B&T Chelsea Gardens paper that comes with the Sending Hugs Cardmaking WYW Kit and pattern 13 from MIFYH Vol. 4. Our how to books make it fast and simple to pull a card together!


The wreath and sentiment are stamped with Charcoal Ink on the light side of Linen Cardstock. I painted the flowers and leaves by picking up ink (Glacier and Sweet Leaf) with a water brush and applying it to the image. Bitty Sparkles adorn the centers of each flower. I used the Thin Cuts- Basic Circle Tags to die cut the images and tied them to the ribbon with a strand of twine.


The inside is blank and ready for a personalized message.


A couple days ago, a friend of mine and her daughter came over to make Mother's Day cards. I used the bulk B&T Gimme Some Sugar paper from the You Are More Cardmaking WYW Kit and the same pattern to design a sample card.


Really, the only differences are the papers and stamps used. I paired a floral image from the It's A Date stamp set with a sentiment from the For You Darling stamp set. The flowers are colored with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.


I left room for a handwritten message on the inside of this card as well.


Chelsea Gardens and Gimme Some Sugar will be going away at the end of this month. Watch for the new Seasonal Expressions to go live May 1st!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Get Well Card-
X5942 Basics Combo Cardstock (I used Mink and Linen)

Mother's Day Card:
ShinHan Touch Twin Marker P147 Pale Lilac

Friday, April 13, 2018

Color Dare #288 Happy Day

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's challenge is to use only Lagoon, Mink, Peacock, and Silver is required. You may also use White Daisy, but no Black this time.

When I pulled out my Mink Cardstock, I immediately thought of the adorable elephant in the Sweet Baby stamp set. I stamped him with Mink Ink on the light side of the cardstock, cut him out with the coordinating Thin Cuts, and started designing a card around him. He looked a little lost on the White Daisy panel, so I added a festive texture with the Confetti Embossing Folder. The white panel is matted with Silver Foil Paper and adhered to a Peacock card base.


I stamped three of the balloon designs with Peacock Ink on Lagoon cardstock, then accented them with the Silver Metallics Pen. The Happy Day sentiment is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.


The inside sports more Silver Foil Paper and a sentiment from the Sweet Birthday stamp set.


Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, April 26th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Supplies Used:
Z3118 Confetti Embossing Folder (Retired)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #13

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three friends with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month's challenge is April Showers!  With rain, and possibly even snow, in our forecast, spring projects are very welcome. The Cricut Artistry cartridge contains a very cool raindrop background cut and an umbrella image to coordinate with it. I created a 6x6 card using some retired White Daisy textured cardstock that I've been hoarding saving for just the right occasion. I backed my raindrop cut (also from textured cardstock) with a piece of Lagoon B&T paper from the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack.


The umbrella is pieced together using Heather Cardstock, B&T from the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack, and Bashful Glitter Paper. I added a bit of Clear Shimmer Brush to the Heather part of the handle so it would sparkle like the glitter paper.



More Lagoon B&T on the inside, along with a sentiment banner cut using the Party Banners Thin Cuts. The sentiments are from a stamp set included in the Flower Market Cricut Bundle.



Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!