Monday, November 16, 2015

Heart2Heart Challenges - Watercolors!

Welcome to our Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week as we explore the trendy watercolor medium! 

Today I created a therapy piece for myself.  After reading about the tragedy in Paris this weekend my heart felt sore for our world.  The image of the Eiffel Tower as a peace sign that has been going around on the internet caught my eye so I painted a love rainbow with my watercolors and created a similar Eiffel Tower peace sign with my Cricut Explore.
Art is healing and this weekend my heart needed a good dose.  I hope you'll pick up your brushes and paint along with our watercolor challenge this week at Heart2Heart

May we all be ripples of peace on the turbulent waters of the world this week.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Paper Fundamentals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Paper Fundamentals Blog Hop!  Today we are spotlighting our fab and fun Paper Fundamentals which are part of November's Simply Fundamental Campaign.  If you have come here from Jessica's Blog then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participating CTMH Consultants by clicking here.
I created a custom cascading heart card front for this card and backed it with the chevron Sangria pattern.  I really love the way the pattern peeks through! 
The sentiment is from our Sending Love stamp set and the stamped flower is from So Many Smiles.  The pop up portion is from our Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
See the two hearts on the side?  I sponged ink on the revers side of two hearts that were cut from the front.  One side of the Paper Fundamentals has a pattern (the Champagne colored paper you see) and one side has a resist pattern so when you ink it leaves the pattern on the paper in the original color of paper.  You can create some VERY cool effects with this product!

When you are ready to shop, visit my site and you can pick up the following supplies to copy this card:

Now hop on over to Krista's blog and see the beautiful project she has created to share with us today!  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

First Christmas Card of the Season - Standing Box Card

My friend Terri (I would link to her fabulous artwork but the silly girl still doesn't have a blog) walked me through creating this fun box card the other day.  Love it!  This was my "test case" card so I used our retired Believe Christmas paper from a couple of years back and combined it with our recent October SOTM Twinkle.
Check it out from a side view - love that dimension!  It all folds flat inside a standard envelope for mailing and stands on its own when you pop it out.
Here is the flat back of the card where you write your sentiment.
I always love any kind of pop up or stand up card for the WOW factor when people get them in the mail.  Thanks Terri for showing me how to create a new kind of fun fold card! I'll be making a few more of these this week with newer papers!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today!  Stay crafty my friends!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Heart2Heart Challenges - Through a Window

Today our challenge at Heart2Heart is "through the window" so I grabbed my CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge and our Sangria paper pack and made this fun word bubble window card.  It's bright, wacky, borderline tacky but kind of fun!
I applied a second card front with temporary adhesive to the front of the card so I could sponge through the cuts and get this look on the white liner. Confession - I had a second card front because my Cricut chewed the first paper I put through because my mat wasn't sticky enough and the paper shifted and rolled.  My quick fix was grabbing some Washi tape to hold down the corners of the next sheet of paper until I get a chance to wash my mats.
I hadn't used this set Mini Messages Hostess Rewards set yet so I had fun stamping all the cute little sayings inside the windows!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll take the challege at Heart2Heart and create a "through the window" project to share!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Cheers, 2016!

Welcome to the November SOTM Blog Hop featuring our limited edition set called Cheers, 2016! If you've come from Haley's blog then you are on the right track.  This hop is one big circle so if you keep going you'll eventually come back here but if you happen to get lost along the way, the complete list of participating CTMH consultants can be found by clicking here.

I made a champagne and roses anniversary card using the Cheers sentiment and our lovely La Vie En Rose paper pack.
This paper pack is drop dead gorgeous featuring 5 black and white patterns and an amazing print of romantic flowers. I love how well it pairs with glitter paper and our foil tape - fancy to look at but easy to create with!
I used silver and gold glitter paper to make the layered champagne glasses from our Artistry cartridge and then used the cut out dots to give my sentiment some extra bling. Such a pretty card to add to my stash!

The November Cheers, 2016! stamp set has a New Years feel but so many of the images can be used for other occasions.  You can pick up your set for just $5 with a $50 order on my shopping site at:

While you are there you can grab some of the other fun goodies I used:

Now hop on over to Gina's blog and see what wonderful thing she has created to share with  us today!

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