Friday, September 19, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #111


This week at Color My Heart Challenge Blog our Color Dare #111 is to use Cranberry, Sorbet, Olive, Lagoon & Pacifica.

The first photo is the front of my card and the second photo is the inside of my card.

I used Close to My Heart's Cranberry, Pacifica, Lagoon, Olive & Sorbet cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Chevron Border Punch, CTMH's Chevron Embossing Folder, Prima Marketing Flower, CTMH Lagoon brad (discontinued), CTMH Black hemp (discontinued), CTMH Red Enamel Hearts, CTMH's Harvest Cranberry Baker's Twine (discontinued & I removed the white thread) and CTMH's Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape.

I used CTMH's Cutie Pie - December Stamp of the Month (hey there), CTMH's Handwritten Print Alphabet (smile), CTMH's It's the Little Things - November Stamp of the Month (dot background), CTMH's Have a Happy Day (flower stems), CTMH's You Mean the World to Me (it's your day) and CTMH's Your Own Kind of Wonderful (happy birthday) stamp sets with CTMH Black & Olive inks.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.

For more information about our challenges, please check us out at Color My Heart Challenge Blog: http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.ca. I look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy 17th Birthday Again Darrien!


Here is the birthday card that I made for my 17 year old cousin, Darrien, who loves giraffes.

I used Momenta 5 x 7 patterned paper pack (from Wal-mart) with Close to My Heart's Glacier & Black cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection, CTMH's Black & Grey Assortment Sparkles, CTMH's Chalk It Up Assortment, CTMH's Woodgrain Embossing Folder, CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (giraffe), Hot Off the Press Flower and Doodlebug Flower Sequins.

I used CTMH's Wild Wonders and You Mean the World To Me stamp sets with CTMH Black ink.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy 17th Birthday Darrien!


It was my cousin, Darrien's, Birthday earlier this month and I was finally able to get her gift and cards to her. I made this card for her from her great-grandparents.

She loves giraffes.

I used Momenta 5 x 7 paper pack (from Wal-mart) with CTMH Brown & Tan Glitter Paper, Bazzill Medium & Dark Suede Brown and Bazzill Frosted Light cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Bling Gems Gold Assortment, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (inside sentiment die-cut), CTMH Corner Rounder and CTMH's Scalloped Border Punch.

I used CTMH's Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Stitch Wonder & Brushed Scrapbooking Workshop stamp sets with CTMH Cocoa Ink.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lighthouse Birthday Card


I am the September Guest Designer at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and this week's challenge is continuing with the favourites theme...favourite technique.

Again, very hard to narrow this down for me, but this ripping technique has always been a favourite of mine that I have been doing it for years on cards and layouts. Also, lately I have been addicted to using embossing folders and so I even threw a little of that in there too.

I used Close to My Heart's Seaside Paper Packet with CTMH's Desert Sand & Bamboo cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Triangle Studs, CTMH's Stripe Embossing Folder and ribbon from my stash that I wish I could remember where I bought it from because it matches CTMH's Desert Sand perfectly. I know I bought it pre-flood and that was over 2 years ago now and I don't have much of it left.

I used CTMH's Seaside Greetings, New Zealand Greetings and Banner Wishes stamp sets with CTMH Desert Sand ink.

You have until the end of the month to play along with this challenge. So, carve out some time in your scrap space and share with us your favourite technique. You can make a card, a layout, an altered item or whatever suites your fancy. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

To play along, you must use CTMH products, but your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH. To find out more about Heart 2 Heart Challenges, please click here: http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.ca.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Emma!


I used Close to My Heart's Confetti Wishes Paper Packet with Thistle, Canary, Pacifica, Crystal Blue and White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Confetti Wishes Assortment and Chevron Embossing Folder.

I used CTMH's Holiday Tags stamp set and Unity Stamps Matching Socks stamp set with CTMH Black ink and Memento Black Tuxedo ink.

I used the following Copic Markers: Purple - RV66 & V05; Yellow - Y26 & Y15; Light Teal - BG72 & BG53 and Dark Teal - B97 & BG75.

My cousin, Emma, has never worn matching socks. A few of my younger cousins and my niece have always worn two different socks, so when I saw this stamp set from Unity Stamps....it was a must have.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Color Your Heart - Color Dare #110



At Color My Heart Challenge Blog, this week's Color Dare #110 is to use Sunset, Honey & Barn Red.

I used Close to My Heart's Barn Red, Sunset & Honey cardstocks.

To embellish my card, I used CTMH's Brown & Tan Assortment Sparkles.

I used CTMH's Season of Thanks, Fall Harvest & You Mean the World to Me stamp sets with CTMH Barn Red, Sunset & Honey inks.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.

For more information about our challenges, please check us out at Color My Heart Challenge Blog. I look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Joy Ornament Christmas Card


I am the September Guest Designer at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and this week's challenge is simple...use your favourite stamp or stamp set.

For me, there is no such thing as a favourite stamp or stamp set. I love all my stamps otherwise I wouldn't buy them.

So, how did I take on this week's challenge? Well, I asked myself, what was one of my favourite must have stamp sets from the New Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations that I haven't used yet and the answer was Noel.

I am also playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #152 - A Sketch by Cindy H.

I used Close to My Heart's Snowhaven Paper Packet with CTMH Cranberry, Glacier & White Daisy cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the ornament shape, CTMH Sponge Dauber with CTMH Cranberry ink, CTMH Clear Assortment Sparkles, EK Success Small Snowflake Punch and the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine with thread from Fabricland.

I used CTMH's Noel stamp set with CTMH Black ink and Memento Black ink.

The Copic Markers I used are: Red - R08 & E07 and Teal - BG72 & BG70.

You have until the end of the month to play along with this challenge. So, carve out some time in your scrap space and share with us your favourite stamp or stamp set. You can make a card, a layout, an altered item or whatever suites your fancy. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

To play along, you must use CTMH products, but your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH. To find out more about Heart 2 Heart challenges, please click here: http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.ca.