Monday, September 26, 2016

Adventure Color Palette with Heart2Heart Challenges!

Today's challenge at Heart2Heart is all about ADVENTURE!  Our new colors this year all come from this fun, vibrant color palette so it was an easy decision to use our Adventure Paper Fundamentals for this card!  

My project is the first card I'll be sending off to my son who just started his new adventure last week - going off to college to study Marine Biology.  When I saw our new Hooked On You stamp set I had to get it just so I could make him a card to celebrate.
I colored the fish in with our Watercolor Pencils and then added some of our shimmer brush.  For the water, I topped my watercolor pencil with a layer of Liquid Glass that I painted on with a brush for a nice thin coat.
I wanted to keep this flat for mailing so for accents I used our Silver Foil Tape, a scattering of our Silver Sequins and a bit of our twine from our Enchantment Ribbon Pack.

You can purchase any of the above mentioned products by clicking on the links above or by visiting my shopping site at:

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll hop on over to Heart2Heart Challenges and share your adventures with us!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Terrie's Blog you are on the right track.  To get a complete list of all participating CTMH bloggers, click HERE.

Today I am showcasing the beautiful Workshop Your Way Just to Say Cardmaking Kit.  This kit really stood out for me because of the trendy font they used for the sentiment stamps!
I wanted to jazz the kit up so I broke out the Confetti folder, then sanded a bit and then went over each dot with our Shimmer Brush.  Our new color Raspberry color makes an awesome accent statement on this card!
I also added a bit of Shimmer Brush to the stamped heart and then topped it off with a bit of Liquid Glass for added dimension.
 The thank you card was jazzed up with our Confetti Stars embossing folder and accented with our new color Blossom.
This sweet kit makes 10 cards for just $19.95 and I know I'll be using the sentiment stamps for other projects! 

If you'd like to purchase this kit or any other goodies from the Holiday Expressions Catalog, visit my shopping site at:

Now hop on over to Kathy's Blog and see what amazing thing she has created to share!

Monday, September 12, 2016

#CreateKindness - National Stamping Month and Heart2Heart Challenges!

This week at Heart2Heart we are celebrating the National Stamping Month September special called Create Kindness!  This adorable kit was so much fun to work with this week! 
I cut one of the mini cards in half and then did a mountain fold to make it into a pop up element on the front of the card.  This will fold flat for mailing (always a consideration) but when released from the envelope will pop back out for lots of dimension.
Our new Shimmer Brush is fabulous to work with!  I added some shimmer on top of the white diagonal stripes in the green fundamentals paper and also on the purple hearts.  A dollop of Liquid Glass on top and they look like custom sized gems!
The little triangle gems are from our Enamel and Glitter Duos Green package - I've had them for a while and realized they completely match the new Emerald color in our Adventure Paper Fundamentals!

If you'd like to pick up the Create Kindness Kit OR purchase the individual pieces a-la-carte, you can click on the linked products above or visit my shopping site at:

I hope you'll take some time to make something fun today and pass it on to create and SHARE the kindess!  Then hop on over to our Heart2Heart Challenges blog and link up there to share!

Paige





Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#CreateKindness - National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop where we are celebrating the #CreateKindess kit!  If you have come here from Kathy's Blog you are on then right track. 

I wanted to go a bit outside the box on this kit so I used the Create Kindess kit pieces to create a larger standard size card. I stamped in our Memento Ink and colored in with our Shinhan Markers adding a few drops of Liquid Glass to the centers of the flowers for some pop and shine.
This rick-rac style circle is from our new Flower Market cartridge!  I love how it emphasizes the sentiment on the inside of the card.
The heart base is from our new Adventure Fundamentals and the pink ribbon is from the matching Adventure Ribbon pack - love how easy it is to color coordinate with these new paper suites!

The Create Kindness kit is available during the month of September and can be purchased as a complete set at a 15% discount OR you can get the pieces al-la-carte!  I think it's wonderful that they have that option for people who may just want the adorable M size stamps.  After running the numbers I decided to get the whole kit as I needed another of the small storage containers anyways.

To purchase your kit and send some kindness out into the world, click on the linked products above or visit my shopping site at:



Now hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what she has created to share with us!


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.
You can shop for these fun products by clicking the linked names above or visit my shopping site here:

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!

Paige

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.

To purchase any of the items mentioned in this post, you can click on the links above or visit my shopping site directly to browse.  There are SO many wonderful new products in the Annual Idea Book!


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,

Paige

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!

Paige

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!

Paige

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!

If you need to pick up some crafty Magical supplies then visit my shopping site at:


Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty my friends!

Paige

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!

Paige



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!

Paige



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!

Paige

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! 

Paige

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!

Paige
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