Monday, August 29, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Hip to be Square!

We are having a "Hip to be Square" challenge at Heart2Heart this week and I had a lot of fun putting together this card for my daughter!  This features our lovely Florence paper pack and the August SOTM Purr-fect Halloween - both of these cuties are gone at the end of the month!
This one is kind of an inside joke - she sent us a hilarious story from the net that used the "what's new pussycat" song by Tom Jones.  Since then its been a running joke in the family so I just couldn't resist making this one to send to her at college.  I'm sure I'll get a text as soon as she opens this one up!
I used some of our new shimmer brush on the cat's eyes and then put a dollop of Liquid Glass over the top to give them dimension.  If you don't recognize the doodled paper - it's from a PML card in the Florence kit that I colored in with our markers.
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I think one of my favorite things about crafting is being able to create inside joke cards that there is no way you would ever find in the store!  Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Boys with be Boys

This week the challenge at Heart2Heart is "boys will be boys".  One of the keys for me to making a guy card is to focus on texture and simplicity.  For this card, I pulled out some of our brand new Fundamental papers and had some textural fun! 
I used the woodgrain paper from Rustic Home Fundamentals for the mountains as well as a small strip of the embossed woodgrain paper.  I layered that with some of our All About the Gold Fundamentals (they are acetate overlays with embossed gold textures) for an extra texture boost.
The mountain is cut from our brand new Flower Market cartridge - the alphabet matched our Artristry cartridge so I created a custom cut on some Whimsy Fundamentals papers to create a longer sentiment.  I love the trendy XXX is calling and I must go sayings that are popping up everywhere!  I used a bit of .01 journaling pen to pop the letters on this.

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This card is dedicated to my son who just finished his Freshman college registration and is now on a 6 day backpacking adventure with a group of incoming freshman.  I'm sure he'll come home exhausted, dirty, stinky and happy as can be!  This is his first big college adventure and I'm hoping his years at Western will be filled with many, many more!

Stay crafty my friends,


Monday, August 1, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Florence

This week at Heart2Heart we were challenged to use our gorgeous Florence paper pack.  This paper is full of textures and florals in rich blues, reds and yellows.  I love how the patterns in our paper packs are so easy to combine into designs as the mix is a perfect blend of bold and small prints. 
I did a little bit of fussy cutting to get some flower accents from various pieces of paper in the pack.
I'll miss this beautiful paper as today starts a BRAND NEW ANNUAL IDEA BOOK!  That means this cutie is gone but beautiful new papers are here for a full year!

Go visit my shopping site to get an eyeful of amazing new products including a brand new Cricut Cartridge called Flower Market!  I know you'll enjoy shopping from this book for year round go-to products!  Our holiday book will go live on September 1st with more seasonal specific choices that will knock your socks off!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Sightseeing with Heart2Heart Challenges

This week's challenge at Heart2Heart is a Sightseeing Challenge.  I knew I wanted to play with my watercolor paints so I scrolled through my CTMH cartridges until I found the perfect card to create a night sky with splatters of white and yellow!  What could be more perfect for a sightseeing challenge than a night time in Paris scene?
This sweet scene is from our Artfully Sent Cartridge, one of the three CTMH cricut cartridges that will be retiring at the end of the month.  Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent and Artiste are all retiring while Artbooking and Artistry will be joined by a new cartridge!  
To make the watercolor splatter effect, get your paint brush REALLY wet with watercolor and then tap the brush against your other hand.  The size of the spatters are effected by the size of the brush so the bigger the brush, the bigger in dimension the splatters will be.  I used a medium round brush to do these.

I used the hide contour function to make copies of the poodle and the woman plus an extra layer for her dress so I could add a bit of extra dimension to this card.  Her dress is from our current Florence collection - such a pretty paper!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friend!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Magical!

This week at Heart2Heart we are getting Magical and celebrating CTMH's Magical paper collection!  I wanted to show you something today that you might not be aware of - that you can use our sticker Compliments twice!
I had already used the black "Big Smiles" sticker from our Compliments collection on another project but I wanted to make a fun birthday card using the same sentiment.  Our stickease always have a margin on the outer edge of the sticker that ensures your sticker is lined up nicely when they cut them but it also gives you the opportunity to use the negative cut on additional projects!

 I cut the empty sticker outline from the sheet of stickease and then bubble cut around it.  After carefully laying it down with all the inside pieces like the black holes in the letter e and g, I added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen.
I used several of the chipboard compliments and a variety of papers to make a high impact fun card.

I hope you'll add a dash of Magical fun to your day by joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!  Just create a project using this paper pack, the colors or the name as an inspiration and then share your project with the Linky provided on the Heart2Heart Challenges site!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Calypso Colors!

Heart2Heart Challenges is featuring a Calypso challenge this week - use either the paper pack or the colors in your project.  This paper pack is a tropical delight featuring trendy flamingos and pineapples in bright fun summer colors! 
I paired Calypso paper up with our Tickled Pink stamp set that features two adorable Flamingos for a pair of fun cards.  I scattered a few of the Calypso Sequins on for a splash of extra color.
I had so much fun I just couldn't stop!  Here are a few more cards featuring the PML cards sheet from the Calypso Paper Pack!

This paper pack was made for summer crafting!  To pick up your set, visit my shopping site below!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember, you can join in the fun at Heart2Heart Challenges all month long!  Just be sure to use mostly CTMH product on your project and use the linky for a thumbnail of your project to post to the site!

Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Congratulations!

Heart2Heart Challenges is all about congratulations cards this week for celebrations of any kind.  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I would make a graduation card for my soon to graduate senior!  Woot! Woot! 
I used our awesome new Smarty Pants stamp set and kept this card very clean and simple with a bit of popping images and some lines of our Gold Foil tape and Black Shimmer Trim.

Proud Mom Moment:  I am so excited to watch as my middle child finishes high school strong and begins preparations to head off to his first pick college this fall to study marine biology. He has been passionate about water creatures since he was a very little kid - something that hasn't changed in 18 years and I know his enthusiasm for the subject will carry him far!

I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart this week and create a congratulations card for any June occasion!  To enter your project simply use mostly CTMH product on your project and add your thumbnail linky to the bottom of the post!

Stay crafty my friends!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - The Long Way Home

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are featuring our limited edition The Long Way Home stamp set!  If you are coming here from Sheila's Blog you are on the right track. To see the complete list of participating Consultant Bloggers, click HERE.

I mixed our Magical papers and compliments with the stamp of the month set to create this fun road trip themed card.  
I paper pieced the bus and used a bit of liquid glass on the windows and head lights.
The Long Way Home is the perfect stamp set for your summer road trip mini albums and pages and makes a smashing guy card in time for Father's Day in June!  You can get your set for just $5 with a $50 purchase by visiting my shopping site:

Now hop on over to Michelle's Blog and see what she has created to share today!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Fun Folds!

Today we have a FUN Folds challenge at Heart2Heart!  I created a bendy card using our tropical Calypso paper pack and our adorable C1651 Tickled Pink flamingo stamp set.
I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to my beach loving birds and some liquid glass on the CTMH cricut cut sun shape.  For the cricut cut palm tree, I used our Bronze alcohol marker to add cross hatching on the trunk for some dimension.
I had so much fun creating this beach scene card!  I love that it folds flat for mailing but with the help of slots and tabs easily creates a 3-D scene.  I hope you'll join us at Heart2Heart this week and get your Fun Fold on!  All you need to enter is to have some CTMH product on your project and add your photo to the Linky!

Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Baby Love

Heart2Heart Challenge has a "Baby Love" theme this week so I decided to turn mine into a Mother's Day card because you can't have a baby without a mom!  This is the card I sent out to my Mom and MIL this year.  I used some retired Balloon Ride paper mixed with some Sorbet, Colonial White and White Daisy Cardstock.
 I used our CTMH cartridges to cut all the images for this shadow box card.  I water colored the individual images on the bouquet and then pop dotted some of the flowers to give them dimension.

This shows how the card folds down for mailing.
The cream colored panels are embossed with our Hearts folder for a little extra love!
Here is the card all folded up and also at an angle so you can see the depth of the shadow box frame.
I hope all you Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day this year!  I drove out to get my daughter from college for the summer on Friday so I have all three of my kids under my roof again and that makes me VERY happy!  

I hope you'll join our challenge at Heart2Heart and share your "Baby Love" or mother's day projects with us!  As long as you have some CTMH product on your project you can link up and share the love! 


Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Day - Happy Time Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Day Happy Times Blog Hop!  If you've come from Brenda's blog you are on the right track. The complete list of all participating CTMH bloggers can be found HERE

I decided to make a card featuring some of the cheery yellow flower paper in the Happy Times pack along with the sweet little girl from our new B1526 Lovely Garden stamp set.  I stamped her in Memento ink and colored her in with our Shinhan markers.  I love how the polka dots and stripes came out on her dress made by removing ink with our colorless blending pen.
I add a splash of sparkles for water and some shine.
The Happy Times National Scrapbook special is good through the month of May.  You can get the paper pack for FREE with a $60 order and the stamp set is a D size priced at $17.95.  I love the variety of papers in this kit - especially the beautiful gold foil papers!  To get your set, visit my shopping site at:

Now hop on over to my friend Haley's blog and see what wonderful creation she is sharing with us today!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all my friends!  This little guy would like to help you party the night away - he may have already had a margarita or two as he seems to be spilling some of his booty already!
Love this adorable pinata stamp in our new Seasonal 2 book!  He's just $2.95 and makes such a fun birthday card!  
I paired him up with our Sangria Paper Pack because I thought the colors were perfect for him!  Here is the back side of this fun flip card:
And that is another M size $2.95 cutie right there - called Happy, Happy Birthday!
These line stamps are perfect for coloring in with our Shinhan Markers!  You can get all these items right from my shopping site and delivered to your house - when that white CTMH box hits your front door it's like a craft party in a box!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Celebrate with Cake!

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are featuring the limited edition Celebrate with Cake stamp set!  If you have come here from Michelle's Blog you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way you can see the full list of participating CTMH bloggers HERE.

Today's card features our brand new Magical Paper Pack from our Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!  This paper is a fun nod to Disney with its bright cheery colors and patterns but also perfect for general celebration projects.  I decided to make a shadow box pop up display card to focus on the awesome build-a-cake aspect of the May SOTM.
Completely open, this card will stand on its own but the magical part (see why I chose this paper - LOL) is that it folds down flat into a standard sized envelope! Here is it closing down...
...and fully closed flat and ready to slip into an envelope.
This shows the depth of the shadow box - and the cute watercolored cake!  The white twine on the Glitter Paper balloons is another new product from the Seasonal Expression 2 book - its nice and thin so it ties easily with no extra bulk.
I used some CTMH cricut cuts to decorate the front of the card and added a bit of liquid glass to the sentiment to keep it stiff.  

If you are ready to go shopping and check out the brand new Seasonal Expression 2 and get your Celebrate with Cake set for just $5 with a $50 order then hop on over to my shopping site at:

Let's go see what wonderful creation Gina has to share today!

Thanks for stopping by and stay crafty my friends!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Pivot Slider Card with Zoe

I stumbled across a picture of a pivot slider card this morning (see Paula Knall's card here) and thought it was such a cute idea I had to make one today!  I pulled out my Zoe paper pack and had some fun putting this new-to-me style card together.  The butterfly and flowers are all cut from our Cricut carts.  I used some retired Prisma glitter on the butterfly - then I remembered why I don't use it so much - it is now all over my craft area!
You can see the pivot post the butterfly is attached to - there is an a semi-circle cut out of the card front so the butterfly can swoop through the flowers!
 The sentiment is a sneak peek from an upcoming set called "A Bunch of Love" that I'll link after it goes live on Monday!
Zoe is one of the packs from the annual book so it's still orderable through July.  April 30th is the last day for Regatta, Penelope or Charlotte so don't delay if you want any of those!  I loved them all but I'm very excited to get 3 new paper packs to show you starting on Monday!

Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Heart2Heart Challenges - Regatta

Heart2Heart Challenges is hosting a Regatta paper challenge this week which gave me a chance to get my D1684 Beach Days stamp set inky!  My high school senior is going into Marine Biology at Western Washington University in the fall so this stamp set was a must purchase for me.  

I've stamped my crab in Pomegranate ink and my octopus in Glacier with the edges rolled in Sapphire.  I couldn't resist adding some googly eyes to these guys.  Flaxen ink gives a great sandy feel to the star fish and banner piece.

The card above shows the very nautical side of Regatta but there are also pieces that work great for less theme specific cards too!  This quick card was made with a piece of the PML card that comes with the paper pack and a few scraps!
The sentiment is from a Hostess Rewards set called Little Things stamped in Sapphire ink.  A few strip of our Gold Foil tape and a few Gold Sequins ties this one up!
I hope you'll hop on over to Heart2Heart Challenges and create something with the nautical and nice Regatta paper pack!

Stay crafty my friends!

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