Friday, October 31, 2014

Color My Heart Color Dare #117



 

I am also participating in Freshly Made Sketches #160 - A Sketch by Rita.

I used Close to My Heart's Scaredy Cat Paper Packet with CTMH's Autumn Terracotta, Black, Goldrush & Sunset cardstocks.

To embellish this card, I used CTMH's Black Stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment, CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the bats, CTMH's Woodgrain & Quatrefoil Embossing Folders, EK Success 1.25 inch circle punch and Spellbinders' Circle Nestabilities.

I used CTMH's Perfect Fit - Halloween and Frightfully Fun stamp sets with CTMH Black & Sunset inks.

You may use any products to participate in the Color My Heart Challenges, but we encourage you to use CTMH products. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 06, 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.caI look forward to seeing what types of projects you can inspire us with.

Heart's of the West 7th Blog Hop - Yuletide Carol Paper Packet


Welcome to the Hearts of the West Team Blog Hop!

If this is your first time joining us, you will love it. This hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their inspiration. This month's challenge is Yuletide Carol Paper Packet from CTMHS' Annual Inspirations Catalogue and was chosen by our Heart's of the West Team Founder, Nancy Klein.

If you came from Chantal Pearson's Blog, then you are in the right place. This is a go around blog hop, so you can start anywhere! Just in case you get lost along the way, the full list of the blog hop participants is at the bottom of this post. So, as always, grab your choice of beverage, sit back & enjoy the blog hop around Canada with us.
I used Close to My Heart's Yuletide Carol Paper Packet with CTMH's Black cardstock.

To embellish the card, I used CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the leaves, CTMH Black Epoxy Bubbles, CTMH's Damask Embossing Folder and the straight stitch on my sewing machine with black thread from Fabricland.

I used CTMH's Keep Your Chin Up, Big Hug & Sincere Expressions stamp sets with CTMH Black ink.

Your next stop is Freya Hall Dunbar's Blog.

Thank you for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can share with you. Thank you for stopping by.

1. Nancy Klein's Blog
2. Chantal Pearson's Blog
3. Donna Digby's Blog - You are here.
4. Freya Hall Dunbar's Blog
5. Linda Pekrul's Blog
6. Justine Hovey's Blog
7. Julie Kerr's Blog
8. Kerry Hammel's Blog
9. Corinna Murphy's Blog
10. Sonia Parent St. Jean's Blog
11. Terry Ann Diack's Blog
12. Anna Miller's Blog
13. Janet McCormick's Blog
14. Holly Young-Bowers' Blog
15. Heather Myers' Blog

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jimmy's Coffee Mug


 I bought this great coffee mug at Super Store for $1.00.

I came home and cut this deer out using CTMH's Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and Cricut Brown Vinyl. I used the same deer for both sides of the mug, I just flipped the image.

I filled the mug up with little things that represented different aspects of my brother's life (Tim Horton's Keurig K-Cups, fishing lures, etc.). 

I used Cricut's Transfer Paper & a popsicle stick to really rub in the edges of the image so that there is a less chance of the image coming off. I also asked my brother to hand wash the mug and to not stick it in the dishwasher.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Mug for Auntie Pat


 I bought this great coffee mug at Super Store for $1.00.

I came home and cut this pumpkin face & "BOO!" out using CTMH's Artiste Cricut Cartridge and Stampin' Up Old Olive Vinyl.

Almost every year of Amy's life and every year of TJ's life, my family gets together for a pumpkin carving night. For the most part, my Auntie Pat has hosted this event at her house.

So, I made her this coffee/tea mug up as a thank you. 

I filled it up with rocket candies for the children to eat as they work, Snickers mini chocolate bars for Great-Uncle Jim (Auntie Pat's husband) and a few David's Tea Pumpkin Cheesecake tea bags for my Auntie Pat.

I used Cricut's Transfer Paper & a popsicle stick to really rub in the edges of the image so that there is a less chance of the image coming off. I also asked my aunt to hand wash the mug and to not stick it in the dishwasher.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Candy Corn Kisses Thank You Card


My girlfriend, Karen, A.K.A. - Auntie Karen to my children, made these beautiful crocheted candy corn and pumpkin stuffies as gifts for my children.

On Facebook, I saw a crocheted candy corn and I asked Karen if she could make me one for Amy because Amy loves candy corn. She said yes and in one evening whipped up these adorable stuffies. She didn't think it was fair for only Amy to get something, so she made TJ the pumpkin.

Amy & TJ LOVE their new stuffies.

So, I made her this thank you card in return. The "thank you" on the inside of the card may look out of place, but I used it as the beginning of my personal message that I hand wrote out to her thanking her for making these wonderful gifts for my children.

I used Doodlebug Designs Halloween Parade 6 x 6 paper pad and Doodlebug Petite Prints double-sided patterned papers with Bazzill's Classic Yellow and an Orange cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Small Dot embossing folder and Doodlebug Plastic ABC's.

I used Pretty Cute Stamps Candy Corn Kisses stamp set and CTMH's Casual Espressions stamp set with CTMH Black ink.

Monday, October 27, 2014

TJ's 3rd Birthday Invite








TJ's actual 3rd Birthday is on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, but we celebrated it on Saturday, October 25th with family & friends.

For his invitation, I used Bazzill's Classic Yellow, Intense Teal and a Red (don't have the name written down) cardstocks.

To embellish this invite, I used Spellbinders brick embossing folder, EK Success Medium corner rounder & Mickey Mouse Font Cricut Cartridge.

I got the Wreck It Ralph photo from the site that I ordered all of TJ's party supplies from. This is the picture of his large napkins and I was able to download it and print it out for his invites. It is also on an action wobble.

On the back of the invite was too much personal information to post on social media, so I am not going to show it. I put all the necessary information for the party with gift ideas and I attached a magnet to the top of the invite so that it can be stuck on my guests fridge for an easy reminder.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TJ's 3rd Birthday Card from Baba & Papa Mak


This is the birthday card that I made for TJ from his great-grandparents, better known as Baba & Papa Mak.

I used Bazzill's Classic Yellow, Intense Teal and a Red (don't have the name written down) cardstocks.

To embellish the card, I used Spellbinders brick embossing folder and EK Success Medium & Small corner rounders.

I got the Wreck It Ralph photo from the site that I ordered all of TJ's party supplies from. This is the picture of his large napkins & plates and I was able to download it and print it out for his card.

I used Close to My Heart's October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays, Sweet as Sugar - Hostess Reward, Perfect Fit - Birthday stamps sets and My Creative Time It's All About You stamp set with CTMH Black & Lagoon inks.