Saturday, June 24, 2017

You're Tea-riffic - AHSC #217

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #217. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, June 25th to enter your project.  


The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork. 



Day 4:  Using the AHSC #217, this card was created for the Summer Coffee Lovers BlogHop











Also submitted to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely
Cardstock
     Sea Glass and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Sentiment - Fiskars "Latte Love" 
Dies 
     Memory Box "Distressed Baptisia Collage" 
     Kaiser Craft "Cup & Saucer" DD171
Cricut Design Space DieCut 
     Edge to Edge "Circle Doily Pattern Overlay" #M3CB4B






Friday, June 23, 2017

Relax - Color Dare #249


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #249: This week we are challenging you to using the color palette from the "No Worries" paper pack. Color Challenge: Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier, Whisper, Cashmere and White Daisy. Of course if you don’t have these CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants.  

Reminder: Click on side bars for Color Dare SNEAK PEEKS for future June color challenges so you can plan ahead ... and join the Buddy Program, and help your Buddy enter a project as well.  




This card was created using the Freshly Made Sketch #293, a little out of the box; but unfortunately did not notice until posting this card for Color Dare that the challenge had been closed.  Was going to use the sapphire palm tree design paper, but instead of another design paper for the circular border...die cuts were placed on an imaginary circle.  



My circle was going to be the palm tree design paper and just make a palm tree set similar to the ones in the paper and piece together with different colors.  However, when I cut the palm tree in the weave design paper, I liked the effect of the other side of that paper to be my palm color and it looked so nice against the Lagoon background.  

The palm tree was modified in size, and a second smaller palm in the opposite direction was attached to the base and welded together.  

Update on Neck Brace:  Went to Neurosurgeon today and he said to wear the neck brace while out and about; but in the home I didn't have to wear it ... so back to scrapping. However, my range of motion in my neck is still somewhat limited so may still use my kitchen breakfast bar to put together the card.  Then I'll have two places to clean up.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     No Worries 
Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH Flower Market - Palm Tree #MD6F12D
     Life is a Beach - Beach Chair Phrase #M38503
Embellishments 
     Ocean Side Sequins
     Chalk It Up Assortment "admit one"









Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Emojis - H2H June Week 4

H2H June - 4th Week 
"Amojis" 
Hostess: Brandi

This week's Challenge is all about "Emojis".We sure hope this weeks challenge will bring a smile to your face as we are about to go all Emoji on you! That is right we are all about the super hot, super trendy, and oh so fun and silly emojis! The kids love these things, they are every where so why not bring them into your paper crafting.  

Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in June... Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings".  AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of June, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 

For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.  



Due to limitations below I was determined to get back to my craftroom, and this is my first attempt keeping it to dies instead of stamping and coloring.  This card was made for my husband for all the help he has given me with my recent experience...took on additional responsibiities at home that I would have difficulty with, plus other responsibilities as a cat sitter which I had just taken on for my neighbor's two cats (Samantha and Sluggo), and my son's cat "Thurman" for a week.  A lot of litter cleaning.  



Well, it was one week today that I broke my neck and blessed with a neck brace which has limitations on range of motion and difficult  to create cards at my craft desk. However, I found that if I stand at my kitchen breakfast bar I am able to create a card. 

Will be going to Neurosurgeon later this week and optimistic no surgery, but may have to embrace this neck brace for awhile or maybe a different less limited...I'll keep you posted.  

  


Submitted also to the following Challenges:  
Cuttlebug Mania "Father'sDay"  or Someone really special to Me 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies"  
Fantabulous Cricut "Masculine Card"  


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper
     Jack PML Card for Black Background 
Cardstock 
     Indidan Corn, Whisper, Honey, Black and White Daisy
Dies 
     Spellbinders S1-007 "Emojis" 
     My Momenta - Words 
Cricut Design Space
     CTMH Artistry - Cell Phone #M410263
     CTMH Artiste - Speech Bubble #M396F9  
Other 
     Enamel Hearts

Monday, June 12, 2017

Congrats Gift Card - H2H June - 3rd Week

H2H June - 3rd Week 
"Pretty Pockets" 
Hostess: Haley

This week's Challenge is all about "Pretty Pockets", use our Pretty Pocket PML cards or make a pocket on your project.
Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in June... Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings".  AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of June, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 

For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.  

This card was created for the Random-draw Winner of another challenge for which I was responsible for the month of May which included a pocket for a Gift.  Also, submitting this card to Three Amigo's using the "No Worries" Paperpack Inspiration.  A tag was made, ribbon attached, attached a $10 Hobby Lobby Gift Card to the back of the tag and added a die sentiment to the bow as an extra small gift.  



Added a corner diagonal piece of the same design paper as on front, and cut a sentiment "Hugs" and attached to the actual die with thread as a gift to recipient.  

  

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  



CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     No Worries Design Papers and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Lagoon 
Dies 
     Poppystamps No. 1316 "Congrats"  
Embellishments 
     Actual Die Attached to Ribbon - Peachy Cheap "Hugs" 
     Ribbon - Michael's Ribbon Pack 
     My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Hello Foxy - Color Dare #247


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #247: This week we are challenging you to using some of the color palette from the "No Worries" paper pack. Color Challenge: Fern, Pomegranate, Slate, Whisper, Black and White Daisy. Of course if you don’t have these CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors.  


Reminder: Click on side bars for Color Dare SNEAK PEEKS for future June color challenges so you can plan ahead ... and join the Buddy Program, and help your Buddy enter a project as well. 

This card was combined with the AHSC Sketch Challenge #215

Please visit these two challenges to see the DT and entrant inspirations, and join in the fun.  

Having seen so many projects using the SOTM Hello Foxy this was my choice because I could see the stamps fall within this Sketch. Even though "No Worries" had the greys quesetioning whether the wood panel was acceptable because of the browns...thus chose other paper choices still with a wood background look.  




Added a border from my stash of other cut stamps from the same Stamp Set, and added a frame for a sentiment.


Also submitted to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design/Specialty Papers
     Dreamin' Big
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Pomegranate"
Cardstock
     Slate, Black and White Daisy
Stamp Set
     S1706 Hello Foxy SOTM
Inks/Pens
     Pomegranate and Black Ink
     ShinHan and Copic Alcohol-based pens
Dies
     Pretty Pink Posh - Scalloped Stitched Ovals
Embellishments
     Stuck on You Puffies - Silver Hearts
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape





Friday, June 2, 2017

You are My Happy - Color Dare #246

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #246: This week we are challenging you to using some of the color palette from the "No Worries" paper pack.  Color Challenge: Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cashmere, Cocoa and Daisy White. Of course if you don’t have these CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in all the fun. 



Reminder:  Click on side bars for SNEAK PEEKS for future May color challenges so you can plan ahead...and join the Buddy Program, and help your Buddy enter a project as well.




 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     No Worries 
Cardstock 
     Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cocoa and White Daisy 
Inks / Pens
     Cocoa Ink
     ShinHan alcohol-based Pens 
Stamp Set 
     S1506 Ice Cream Dream SOTM
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Clear Glitter Pen 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Anything is Possible - AHSC #214

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #214. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, June 4th to enter your project.

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork. 

This weekend we had one of the ladies from Our Little Crop Group show us some of the tangles...what a fun time.  Please meet Jean Chaney and her artwork at Tangle Street Studio and the Zentangle results of our fun class.    

We learned several tangles and I tried to incorporate them into a focal point for the AHSC, but just learned that I was creating a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Card). The inside may be more related to Zentangle, correct me if I'm wrong Jean. Found some retired Paper Fundamentals (Basic-Black) which went well with the Zentangle.  

Also did my own sentiment using Brush Lettering, a class we took awhile ago...it shows me I need a little more practice on both...and the sentiment was so fitting for my experiment with Tangles.  



Jean, help me here too...since I may be tested on this, these are the tangles that I used
Center of Flowers and Dragonfly's head - Printemps.  
Flowers and Wings of Dragonfly - Crescent Moon and Aura
Stems - Mirror and Perfs
Leaves - Bales
Ground - Tipple 
Sentiment is Brush Lettering 



The Inside were the following tangles
Tipple, Knight's Bridge, Crescent Moon and Static 


Products Used
Specialty Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Basic-Black" 
Cardstock 
     Colonial White and Black 
Other 
     Thin Foam 
     Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen for Tangles
     TomBow Brush Pen WS-BS 150






Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunshine, Freedom & A Little Flower - H2H June - 1st Week

H2H June - 1st Week "Color Challenge" 
Hostess: Sue Reynolds


This week I am honored to host the Emerald Team and the first challenge for the month of June.  This week's Challenge is all about "Color", and what a great combination of colors using CTMH Emerald, Blossom and Lemon...even sounds yummy. 


Let your imagination go wild on how you use these colors...if you don't have these colors use the closest to these colors.  

Join us at Heart2Heart this week and other challenges in June... Remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings".  AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of June, you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance. 


For additional inspiration on this Challenge hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity.  



The background was made with the Wax Paper Technique and then sponging the color...I used the three colors and put them on lightly for a soft background and then intensified the colors on the butter fly to 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock
     Emerald, Blossom and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice - Large Daisy Floral 
Die 
     Spellbinders "Butterflies" #S4-371 
Inks 
     Emerald, Blossom and Lemon 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape






Friday, May 26, 2017

Oh My Happy - Color Dare #245

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #245: This week we are challenging you to use the color palette from the "Little Dreamer" paper pack. Our usual challenge is to use (All and Only) the featured colors, however, eight colors to combine are quite a challenge! So, for this challenge we are asking you to use at least 4 of the colors (excluding the neutrals) without adding new colors from the Little Dreamer palette: Blossom, Glacier, Lagoon, Lemon, Tangerine, Thistle with White Daisy and Black. Of course if you don’t have these CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in all the fun. 



Reminder:  Click on side bars for SNEAK PEEKS for future May color challenges so you can plan ahead...and full month of May "Live Beautifully" Challenge at Color Dare.  Also, join the Buddy Program, and help your Buddy enter a project as well.


This week's Color Dare challenge was combined with the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge #498. The design papers selected already had all the colors from the challenge so it as an easy choice. As an embellishment to the top of the card I cut out a corner of the circle paper and stamped a Sentiment right on the design paper.  My daughter got me a few dies for Mother's Day and this Magical Butterfly was just right for the round focal point.  







Also submitted to the following Challenges
Three Amigos "Little Dreamer" Inspiration  
The Outlawz - Thursday "Anything Goes" with Twist "Anything Goes" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Little Dreamer
Cardstock
     Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom and White Daisy
Stamps
     Sentiment D1653 Happy Everything
Dies
     Waffle Flower #310123 "Magical Butterfly"
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape

   

Get Ready for Christmas - Crafting By Design

Crafting By Designs
"Get Ready for Christmas" 

Hi, my name is Suzanne Reynolds and I am originally from Buffalo, New York; however moved to the Sunshine State of Arizona eleven years ago.  Papercrafting was not new to me; but with retirement almost five years ago I really stepped up it up primarily in card making.  My style and creativity came from entering the many different  challenges, rewarded with invites as a Guest Designer, and  currently Design Team Member of several  challenges… I found my new niche.  Thank  you  Crafting By Design for honoring me as a Guest Designer for your Challenge.  





This card was made from a retired CTMH Design PaperPack "White Pines" which was a favorite of mine and because it was a favorite, ordered too many packets and still have one packet in my stash.   This is one of my first Christmas cards made this year with this PaperPack but you will see others come across in future challenges for my 2017 Christmas Cardmaking.

Using a variety of design papers, a lot of dies, and layering made it easy to put together a pretty sketch/layout.   


Also sent to the following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Papers 
     White Pines Paperpack 
     Paper Fundamentals "All About Gold" 
Stamp Set 
     Inside Sentiment - D1678 White Pines Scrapbooking Workshop
Dies 
     Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Scalloped Ovals
     Ultimate Crafts #ULT 157690 - Rustic Christmas 
     Lawn Fawn ##LF612 - Stitched Scalloed Borders
     Peachy Cheap - Christmas Set of Dies  
Cardstock 
     Cranberry, Fern and Colonial White 
Other 
     3D Foam Tape