Friday, May 18, 2018

Thank You - Color Dare #293

This is my DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #293 combined with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #264.  Used a combination of design paper from CTMH Beautiful Friendship and Paper Fundamentals and all cuts were made with assortment of dies.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  This Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #292 Click Here. 






Also sent to the following Challenges



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Beautiful Friendship & PML Card for Inside
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsey  - Canary" 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Sapphire" 
Cardstock 
     Sapphire, Canary (Honey) and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Spellbinders #S4-371 Butterflies 
     Poppy Stamps #1779 Eyelet Stitches 
     Lawn Fawn #LF913 Stitched Borders
     Cottage Cutz CCB-72 Nested Stitched Square 
     Cottage Cutz CBB Nested Stitched Rectangle
     Spellbinders #IN-037 In'Spire Words 
Embellishments
     Magical Sequins 
Other 
     


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month - H2H May Week #3

My Scrapbook layout for Heart2Heart's theme and Celebrartion for "National Scrapbooking Month".  There are so many ways to create scrapbooks ... traditional albums, pocket pages and digital albums to name a few. Scrapbooking is a way of preserving and sharing not only our memories but our families' recipes and traditions as well. Here at Heart2Heart, we invite you to share your way of scrapbooking and celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

Remember you have all month to play along with all of the Heart2Heart May challenges.  Don't forget each theme for May will be updated in the Blog Sidebar (top on the right-hand side) for easy access to the different theme challenges. 

Thought a whimsical page of some of our Spring Flowers in Arizona would be fun.  The flower photos were cut using one of my circle dies in a variety of sizes ... some photos cut in two or three sections so when placed on the page different dimensions could be used for each panel.  Going to Cricut Design Space purchased one of the cactus images, modified to fit my background,  used an assortment of design papers, zip strips and complements  from "Prickly Pear" and starting arranging everything on the page.  



Had  the background, sides, letters and cactus pretty much assembled.  Added 3D foam tape to the middle of the cactus for dimension and roundness and placed and adhered the one three-piece flower cut on the top right-hand side.  Running out of time before going to Our Little Group for a crop, gathered the Prickly Pear complements, zip strips and balance of photos to complete at the Crop. 

Knew once at the Crop I could ask my daughter for suggestions on the ideas of my layout since she has had so much experience in doing layouts ... like about 50 big albums or more.  Usually when asking for assistance she graciously offers ideas ... even though knowing I'll do what I want anyway.  However this time a lot of her suggestions were put in action, and even the other members of our group gave their suggestions too. 

One of the first changes my daughter suggested was to put a shadow on the letters so they stood out more.  So with my most precious Cricut Tool (the wider spatula) carefully removed the letters and added the shadow.  The rest were suggestions on juggling items around and adding a little more whimsical with the complements, zip strips and other die-cuts. 

My finished layout are the many shared ideas from Our Little Crop Group ... of course I had all final decisions.  I wasn't sure whether beautiful flowers could be mixed with whimsical; however, the flowers pop right out of the page, and then it bring you into the whimsical.  I am so pleased with the end result and hope you enjoy all the activity in this layout.     






Also submitted to the following Challenges Please visit these other challenges to see the many DT inspiration and entrants projects.  



Beauty of Cacti Flowers, along with Whimsical, how feminine is that.  First time entry in this Challenge and would like to share so pop in The Rubber Buggy for the current May challenge and the variety of themes and challenges they have had in the past. Great themes and inspiration offered.  


Spring in AZ - Cacti Flowers



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Prickly Pear Design Papers and Complements 
Cardstock 
     Emerald, Lemon and White Daisy 
Images 
     Cacti Flower Photos 
Cricut Design Space - Die Cuts 
     Ole Cartridge #M35B2B "Cactus"
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles 
     Stampin' Up #141712 "Sizzix - Large Letters Framelit Die"
     Paper Sweeties "With Love" 
     Piazza Plenty "Birdhouse and Bird" (Small Bird) 
     Peachy Cheap "Spring Dies" (Larger Bird)
Other
     3D Foam Tape - Regular and Thin


Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Birthday - Color Dare #292

My DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare 292 ... Because the colors in this challenge are so soft it shouted out a Baby card. Picked out a background die that hadn't been used yet because the cut never went deep enough but thought my experience with cutting dies was improved ... wrong.  So it isn't me, it's the die; however, decided to work with it.  Where the die cut through perfectly those pieces were removed and where the die cut through partially 3D thin foam tape was applied at the tip of each wave and adhered the background on the sides and in the middle, with Bashful cardstock, so that the foam taped waves stuck out.  Pleased with the background, now what.  


Going through my stash there was an adorable cake which was beckoning to be colored and perfect for a first Birthday.  Colored with copic pens (using the colors in the challenge), cut two scalloped hexagon dies to pull in the yellow and pink from the cake and adhered cake using 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment die was cut three times and layered before applying to the card.  



Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #291 Click Here. 


The inside of the card was another scrap in my stash and the right color, so just added the party music notes to the inside of the card and left rest of inside for a special note.




Also sent to the following Challenges:  









CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Linen, Bashful, Canary and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     D1407 Piece of Cake 
Dies 
     Avery Elle Elle-Ments Waves D-0606
     Pink & Main #PNM038 Scallop Hexagon Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1465 Words 1 Celebration
     Memory Box #98757 Party Music 
Inks / Pens 
     Black 
     Copic Sketch alcohol-base Brush Pens 
            Y13 (Yellow), W1 (Grey) and R81 (Pink)
Other 
     Shimmer Pen 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Monday, May 7, 2018

It's Your Day #2 - H2H May Wk #2

My second card made from the extra die-cuts from "It's Your Day" Mother's Day Card #1 using the same sketch and theme.  Heart2Heart "Mother's Day" combined with MFT Card Challenge #382  Used sentiment of "It's Your Day" to make it generic for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special days.  





Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's theme "Mother's Day" and showcase your favorite project and you have until the end of the month to create and submit.  Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Blog.  





First photo are my extra cuts from Card #1 and the second photo is what's left after making Card #2.  Seems I need to find something to work with black...maybe next time but don't count on it.  And maybe I'll find something that works with my previously colored floral with different design papers.  




Also submitted to the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Charlotte 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sentiment from S1602 Balloon Animals
Die 
     Memory Box #99817 Floral Ball Collage, combined
          With Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles
Embellishments
     Fussy-cut Butterfly from a Digital Design in Stash 
Others
     3D Thin Foam Tape  


It's Your Day - H2H May Wk 2 Mother's Day

Heart2Heart "Mother's Day" combined with MFT Card Challenge #382 It appears the simpler the sketch...it's confirmed I make more cuts and changes in creating my cards but my post only shows the in between processes that complete my card.  At the bottom of this post I want to share with you "Miss Carrie's 10 Weird Habits in scrapbooking".    

Chose one of my favorite retired papers "Charlotte" for which I had lots of scraps to play along with.  Cut several background papers and die cut several circle frames and started juggling them around.  After my design paper panels were chosen the focal point was put together using both the negative and positive die cuts with a shadow. Additional flowers were fussy-cut from the design paper packet and layered on the floral design paper.  Stamped the sentiment on the square panel, added some embellishments in the corner and center of one of the flowers.  Used sentiment of "It's Your Day" to make it generic for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other special days.  


   

Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's theme "Mother's Day" and showcase your favorite project and you have until the end of the month to create and submit.  Earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month...to view these challenges they are listed on the sidebar at the top of the Blog.  



Also submitted to the Following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Charlotte 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sentiment from S1602 Balloon Animals
Die 
     MFT #00796 "Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window"
Embellishments
     Sugar Rush Dots
Others
     3D Thin Foam Tape


Miss Carrie's Creations Please visit this site and you will definitely relate to Carrie's 10 Weird Habits.  Below is a photo of my extra cuts or changes to the card created above and does not include the cuts used on my card, inside and out.  My first thought of my card was to use a floral which I had previously colored but after I chose Charlotte design paper this went back into my stash for another time.  So my conclusion is that Carrie's not the only Weird Scrapper ... are you a Weird Scrapper too?  Let me know in comments.   


When I saw this pile of cuts to put back in my stash I decided to do another card and if you click on HERE you will see the card and the dwindling of my extra cuts.  This second photo is a tree that is used for my extra die cuts, stamped and digital images, frames, etc...this keeps growing.  







Friday, May 4, 2018

Happy Mother's Day - Color Dare #291

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #291 combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #262.  Great combination of colors but wasn't sure about the option for gold but ended up using it on the flower centers and heat-embossed gold sentiment on vellum.  Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our TicTacToe Color Dare #290 Click Here.   





Used some of the extra die cuts and added to bottom corner on inside of card with a diagonal border of one of the design papers from the front of the card.  





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Sapphire"
Cardstock
     Heather, Smoothie and White Daisy
Stamps
     D1287 May Word Puzzle
Inks
     Versamark
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles
     MFT #054 Upsy-Daisy 
Other 
     Ranger "Princess Gold" Embossing Powder 
     Bling Gems Assortment "Gold" 










Thursday, May 3, 2018

Have a Happy Day

This Mother's Day card was created by combining the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge with My Favorite Things Color Challenge #92.  Such a pretty color combination and the sketch was perfect to use these colors.  Used a generic sentiment so it can be used for a mother, friend or close relationship to celebrate Mother's Day.  Layers and panels were cut pretty much to the dimension of the layout and the four colors were right on.  The Steel Blue was the only questionable one but thought the Slate color came pretty close.  







There were a couple extra flowers I had colored to use for the smaller circle on the front of the car; but decided to use the small circle for a sentiment, and added those flowers to the bottom of the inside of the card instead and stamped a couple of the foliage from the same stamp set in the blue.   




Also submitted to the following Challenges
Verve Stamps "Inspiration - Yellow"
Heartful Stamping Challenge "Anything Goes + Stamp" 
Creative With Stamps "Mother's Day" 
DiesRUs "Flowers"
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #14 "May Flowers" 
  
   

CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure - Lemon" 
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy - Glacier" 
     Vellum 
Cardstock 
     Tangerine, Lemon, Slate used for Steel Blue and White Daisy 
Dies
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circle 
     Lil' Inker Wonky Squares Stitched
Stamp Set 
     Verve #10-018 "Great Friends" 
     D1711 True Love  
Inks 
     Tangerine, Glacier
     Versa Mark
Other 
     Wow Embossing Powder "Silver Pearl"





Monday, April 30, 2018

You Can't Have a Rainbow Without a Little Rain

Printed the boot image at the beginning of the month with the intent to make a card for the Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #13 "April Showers Bring May Flowers"...well the challenge ends today ... but even though I had not completed this image many of my spring cards were shared with the Three Amigos all month.   




Colored the image with variety of copic pens and looked for a background paper that had similar colors...choosing the rainbow striped design sheet was perfect.  Wanting to do an eclipse card with an image instead of lettering so used a die of a girl holding an umbrella and raised it up with 3D thin foam tape; but changed my mind and die cut another umbrella in plain yellow so I could stamp a sentiment on the umbrella and added some raindrops.  

The initial square image of the boots would have covered a lot of the die cut so I cut the one side of the square making it a rectangle, adding a border on the right side, and adhered to the left of the die cut. 


Also sent to the following Challenges:  

Products used
Design Paper 
     Lawn Faun "Really Rainbow"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Canary, White Daisy and Black 
Dies
     Peachy Cheap "Spring Die Set" 
Digital 
Stamp Set
     CTMH D1634 "Rain or Shine"
Other
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet
Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based