Monday, March 27, 2017

Right on Cue - AHSC #205

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #205. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, April 2nd to enter your project.

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, 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.  


Well, look at this sketch...I showed it to my husband and asked him what it looked like...first he said balloons and then he said billiard balls.  He used to be a fanatic with pool in his younger days...our Community Club House has several pool tables so I thought he might take it up again.  Wrong, only played once and we've been here 11 years.  My initial thought was also cue balls so off to Cricut Design Space.  




Modified the 8 Ball and used some stitched number dies...and looked on computer to make sure I had the right colors for the right numbers...yes, I'm weird, but in my younger days I also played pool but couldn't remember the colors, just stripes and solids.  And the Poppy Paper Fundamentals was so cool as a background.  

Now, there isn't much on sentiments for a Billiard Ball card...but did find advertising themes of "Rack 'Em" "Love is right on Cue" so designed my own sentiment in Design Space and chose "Right on Cue" and then had a Happy Birthday Border Die...and it seemed to rhyme. I thought I was pretty clever and happy with the results...

but who this goes to...who knows.  If anyone has a hubby or friend that plays pool, it's yours...just show in comments where to mail it to.   



On the inside I just added a Ram Bubble and an extra cue ball cut before deciding on the background paper.  


Also sent to the following Challenges:
(?) Seize the Birthday



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchanted" Poppy 
Cardstock
     Indian Corn, Lemon, Gypsy, Poppy, Black and White Daisy 
Cricut Design Space 
     Indie Art #M46CF5 8 Ball 
     Sentiment - Right on Cue (Text)
Dies 
     Paper Smooches - Ram Bubble (Inside of Card)
     Lawn Fawn - Happy Birthday Border
     Lil' Inker - Mixed & Stitched Numbers



Tea Time - H2H March Wk 4


Please join us this week and other challenges in March AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition of the Top 10 "Challenge Darling" ... and if you create for each challenge in the month for perfect attendance you will be recognized as an H2H Addict. For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations for this month and join us with your projects.  



Happy Day 4 (Card 1) of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHopand it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all. 








Seen a lot of the Tea-rrific SOTM cards this month and what better then to use Dreamin' Big paper pack.  Also used the same sketch previously used at an earlier challenge and changed it up a bit by using the SOTM Tea-rrific stamp set.





The inside of the card stamped with other images from the same stamp set....cups were masked so each cup had a different color, and then stamped border with the flower stamp.




Also submitted to the following challenges:  
Between the Folds - Dreamin' Big


The Outlawz - Tuesday Color 















CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper 

     Dreamin' Big 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamp Set 
     S1703 Tea-rrific SOTM 
Inks / Pens 
     ShinHan and Copic alcohol-based pens
     Goldrush, Poppy, Sweet Leaf and Black Inks 
     
     

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sip Yawn Repeat


Happy Day 3 (Card 2) of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHopand it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all.   

Looking through my Coffee Stamp Sets from last year, I came across Newton ... so adorable. Newton's Corner is one of the super/FLASH sponsor's for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop...so stop on by, leave a note, browse Newton's other images and create a project today. 

Had the perfect paper to wrap around the kitty and added a little vellum frame so as not to hide the design sheet.  Stamped Newton and cut with The Brother Scan and Cut, colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens, pieced the coffee band with the design paper, cut a scalloped frame to sit the kitty on and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.   The sentiment is made for a cat...showing what rough days they have and coffee to calm them...lol. Topped it off with a little twine at the bottom.  



Also sent to the following Challenges
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #234 "CAS"


MFT Card Challenges #325 Wednesday Sketch












Products Used:  
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish Collection 
     Vellum
Cardstock 
     Gypsy and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Newton's Nook - Loves Coffee 
Inks / Pens 
     Black Ink 
     Copic and ShinHan Copic Pens 
 Embellishments 
     Purple Twine 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

Friendship Is Like Good Coffee



Happy Day 3 (Card 1) of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHopand it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all. 


For my first card today I'm using a free image from Jessica Lynn Original...there is an instant download HERE for this beautiful image. Jessica Lynn is one of the super/FLASH sponsor's for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop...so stop on by, leave a note, browse her other images and create a project today.


This paper was given to me by a neighbor and friend ... I've been wanting to use it and thought immediately of a wood grain background and coordinating my colors to these colors...colored with Copic alcohol-based pens and I had a terrible time with them bleeding or leaking...but was able to hide it by cutting off the color and using the layer as the white outline.  

Both doilies were die cut from the other Paper Pack, and adhered to card and image adhered on top with 3D thin foam tape...done.  

When putting away my wood grain paper noted the beautiful floral on the other side and the coloring matched perfectly.  Soooo. I die-cut another doily in the floral design paper, and instead of dismantling the card I just cut to fit under the image.  I thought it was pretty before but this made it even prettier...and I was pleased with it.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:
Dare2BArtzy Blog "Lots of Layering"
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies"  


CAS(E) this Sketch #214

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     BoBunny "Felicity Splendor" 
     Hello Lovely
Cardstock 
     Colonial White, White Daisy and Sea Glass 
Digital 
     JessicaLynnOriginal  - Limited Edition for Coffee BlogHop
Dies 
     Sizzix #661096 Lori Whitlock "Hello Doily" 
     Embossing Folder - Wood Slats
Stamp Sets 
     Sentiment - Gina K Designs "My Cuppa' Joe" 
Inks/Pens 
     Black Ink
     Copic alcohol-based pens 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 





Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happiness In A Cup



Happy Day 2 (Card 2) of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHopand it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all. 


This card created using the Mojo Monday Sketch #489, along with the theme in The Outlawz Festive Fridays "There's a Mouse in the House".  

Craftin' Desert Diva's is one of the super/FLASH sponsor's, for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop. My card has been entered in Craftin' Desert Diva's Gallery on Facebook for the March Monthly Challenge.  




What's more adorable than using "Magical" PaperPack for a "Mouse in the House" card...may not be Mickey or Minnie Mouse, but she is a cutie.  Pretty much cut the pieces to match the sketch using the yellow dotted paper representing cheese and all the papers around it are "happy" and "magical".  Below is a close-up showing the coloring of the pottery cup and liquid glass used on her nose and paws.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Magical 
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Stamps / Digitals 
     Coffee Cup Mouse - Craftin Desert Divas 
     Sentiment - Paper Sweeties 
Inks / Pens 
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens 
     Black Ink
Dies
     Journey - DI-0039 Pierced Circles 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 


Happy Easter - Eggs-tra Special Delivery


Happy Day 2 (Card 1) of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHopand it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all. 

Get this adorable freebie digital image while available "Thanks a Latte" a Craftin' Desert Diva's Digital Stamp (c) Anita de Andrade.  Craftin' Desert Diva's is one of the super/FLASH sponsor's, for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop. My card has been entered in Craftin' Desert Diva's Gallery on Facebook for the March Monthly Challenge.  



When our family gathered for egg coloring, my favorite Thanksgiving cups were brought out, filled with water, some vinegar and a tablet of color from the Egg Decorating Kit. We used a spoon to drop them in the color, stir them for even color, and pulled them out when the color was satisfactory...my oldest son was quite fussy about the color.  

The image was printed, cut by The Brother, colored with ShinHan alcohol-based pens and a silver metallic pen for the spoon.  This little bunny wanted to help color, but he ran into a problem and had more color on him then the egg.  Made a split on the spoon so that an egg could be set into the spoon.  Added some droplets of green die running off his ear using the ink blot stamp.  

The Easter Eggs were cut with Cricut in different Paper Fundamental colors to match the background.  Some were adhered with glue and others with 3D thin foam tape.  Liquid Glass was added to the droplets of die, egg, nose and teeth of Bunny...Click on picture to see larger photo and detail.   




CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Design Paper
     Doodlebug - Easter Express
     Paper Fundamentals 
        Pear, Cotton Candy, Lagoon and Canary  
Cardstock 
     Pear and White Daisy 
Inks / Pens 
     ShinHan alcohol-based Pens 
     Silver Metallic Marker
     Pear Ink 
Die Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Art Philosophy - Egg #M462D
Stamp Sets 
     Hoppy Easter - Paper Smooches 
     D1660 Ink Blot 
     D1633 - Hopping By 
Digital 
     Craftin' Desert Diva's - Thanks A Latte
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 

     

Friday, March 24, 2017

Top of the Morning to You


Happy Day 1 (Card 2) for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop which continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop...a fun time enjoyed by all.  



This card was amazingly fast to put together.  While going through my scraps I found the image on the other side of a design paper used previously...the image and sentiment were perfect.  The two panels with sentiments were cut and placed together on the floral design sheet previously used.  Can't imagine that I never considered the other side of this paper...but I'm going to the Scrapbook Store to get the same design sheet and use more of the back side like PML cards.  

Now, all it needed was a fine piece of china and had just the die to accomplish that. Carefully choose another part of the design paper to get a floral design and piece it together with another die cut using gypsy cardstock...topped off with a steam die cut from Paper Smooches.  

Another Memory Lane moment...my grandmother's fine china cup collection, which have been turned over to my daughter.  


And guess what, no 3D Foam Tape on this card, just a little layering and I am so pleased with it.  


Also submitted to the following  
The Flower Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Paper Smooches "Greenery" 
Crafting By Design "Thinking of You" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies"  

Products Used:  
Design paper 
     Graphics 45 - Time to Flourish Collection 
Cardstock 
     Pear, Gypsy and  White Daisy
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #714 - Teacup & Cups 
     Paper Smooches - Stitched Flourishes


Take Life One Cup at a Time



Today is the start of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's BlogHop and it continues on through to March 31st...so join us in this remarkable BlogHop with tons of Super/FLASH Sponsors. Go to the site and see the details for this hop...a fun time enjoyed by all.  





Must have been sub-consciously, decided to do a border on my card of the stacked teacups; but then when I looked at the Design Team's cards for a challenge after creating my card I came across Alyson Mayo's card with Create with Alyson which are so similar but so different.  

A lot of masking and a lot of coloring and matching with the colors on the plaid...fun card to make.  Masked the border coffee cups and then stamped the background, added a strip of the plaid and around the sentiment stamped same as background.  


Also submitted to the following



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise 
Design Paper 
     Doodlebugs - Easter Express 
Stamp Set 
     S1703 Tea-rrific SOTM
     D1709 Line It Up 
     Verve Stamps - Vs-0223 One Cup  
Inks / Pens 
     Goldrush Ink
     CTMH Water Color Pencils 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


A Gift For You - Color Dare #236

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #236: This week’s colors are Pacifica, Emerald, Black and White Daisy (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, March 31st to enter your project.  Please hop on by to see the DT member inspirations and other entrants. 

Needed to make a 47th birthday card for my son, David...Yikes I remember when I was that age and thought it was young and my kids thought I was old...wonder what they're feeling. These colors appealed to me for a male card. David wants an old typewriter for his home which will be a gift from us, so...pulled out the typewriter stamp.  


The typewriter was stamped with VersaMark, heat embossed with black embossing powder to look metallic, fussy-cut and sentiment stamped on the paper in typewriter.  The typewriter was adhered with 3D foam tape at different thickness for dimensional look.  

Selected a die cut birthday balloon set and chose the one with a "D" for David, cut from pattern polka-dot papers, pieced with alternating colors, wrapped green and blue nail tapes around the balloon, backed with 3D foam tape with different thicknesses and hooked to the typewriter carriage returns.  



The inside of the card was stamped with typewriter Keys spelling out Happy Birthday.  

On the left-hand side I made a pocket for money or gift card.  



SMITH CORONA FIND  First went on the internet just to get an idea of the cost of an antique typewriter and they were running from $200-$350...however, didn't want to purchase anything unseen.  Many times my daughter goes to a place called Brass Armardillo Mall to pick up finds which has more than 3500 antique dealers all in one large building.  So off to the Mall we went...we spent four hours there. Within the first half hour we "found our find" ...but continued on our adventure for the next three and a half hours...WOW nothing like going down memory lane.  Saw maybe 12 other typewriters but not as good a shape and more money...Our find was $70 and now to go out and see what's needed to clean it up a little. I was happy, and he'll be happy because I can still put a little money in the pocket of the card and he has a typewriter.  


d collectibles.

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Adventure "Pacifica" 
     Authentique "Emerald One" Design Sheet 
Cardstock 
     Pacifical, Black and White Daisy
Stamp Sets 
     CC1060 Share the Love 
     D1220 Typewriter Keys 
Dies 
     Poppy Stamps No. 1470 Birthday Balloons 
Ink / Pens
     Black Ink 
Other 
     Ranger "Black" Embossing Powder 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
     FingerNail Decorating Tapes




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hello "New Baby Girl"





Going through some of my stash and came across a card never completed and thought it would be good for the theme at The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "New Baby Girl" , and so much Pink it was meant for a Girl.  Basically I had my panels all completed and just needed to add the background paper (a PLM card) to the card base, and done.  

As additional info...when I did the stork panel, I didn't want to fussy-cut between the legs so I took my ShinHan alcohol-based pens and matched the colors up with the striped panels using the cotton candy and lagoon inks.  And the zip strip was used for the sentiment.  


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Calypso PaperPack Using the Zip Strips and PML Cards
Cardstock
     Lagoon and Cotton Candy
Ink
     Cotton Candy and Lagoon