Friday, July 7, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday - Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #101

Good Afternoon to you all!  
I can't believe it's been this long since I've blogged.  Time just flies.  
I finally stole some time away in my stamp room today.  I have a deadline for making my great-niece a 1st birthday card.  She turns one on July 14.  I need to wrap her gifts and then mail them with this card to get to TN by July 14.  

I decided that I needed some motivation so I looked through some sketch challenges coming up.  I knew that I would use the CTMH stamp/die set called "Sweet Birthday" so I looked for a sketch that would work with the cupcake image.  I decided that the sketch for the Sketch-N-Scrap Challenge blog was perfect for it.  I am following their Card Sketch #101.  
You can find the sketch here.  
This is what it looks like.

I pretty much stuck to the sketch.  I used all CTMH products unless otherwise noted.  The designer paper is from the Little Dreamer Collection plus Lagoon cardstock for the die cut sentiment.  The stamp/die set used is mentioned above called "Sweet Birthday".  I stamped with black Momento ink and colored with ShinHan markers(BG61, B68, P282, and YR24) and Copic markers(R32 and Y11).  The sentiment "happy birthday" dies are from Little B and the "number 1" die is from Sizzix.  I added some Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen to the cupcake top and the candle flame.  It is hard to see in my picture - sorry.  Lastly, I added 3 sequins for a bit of fun.  And there you have it!  I sure hope she has a wonderful birthday.  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Muse Challenge #216: Happy birthday CAS style

Hello!  It's me again.  I always seem to do things in streaks.  I am on a roll today with card making.  I used my phone again for the photo so far it's okay, but I like the camera features better.  Hopefully I will figure out how to get my camera working again.  For this card I used the Muse Challenge #216 for my inspiration.  Here is the "muse" card: 
I changed it up a bit by using Colonial White cardstock from CTMH and also used a stamp that would include the greeting within the image.  I also used a different color scheme for my flowers.
If you want to check out the MUSE Challenge blog, you can find it HERE.  

To make this card I used a Colonial White card and cardstock.  I die cut a rectangle using Spellbinders Rectangle Nestibilities die.  I stamped the stamps from CTMH set called "A Bunch of Love" in black Momento ink onto the die cut rectangle.  I used CTMH Shinhan markers to color the image.  I popped the rectangle up using dimensional adhesive from Stampin' Up.  And that is it.  I great CAS style card.  These are so easy to whip up for any kind of card from birthday to sympathy.  Thanks for stopping by!


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #212 and BTF Weekly Challenge #46A/B: Little Dreamer

Hi Y'all,
It's been awhile since I have posted.  I have had a crazy spring this year that has been crazy busy.  I also had some computer issues and hopefully they have been resolved.  I couldn't upload pics from my camera and couldn't post my cards.  UGH!  I am now resorting to trying it with my phone.  No edit program available, but at least I have pictures!

My card today is inspired by the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  
Here is the sketch:    You can find the blog HERE.  I also knew that I wanted to use the new "Little Dreamer" Collection from CTMH.  Hence, I am also entering this card in the Between the Folds Weekly Challenge blog for their Challenge #46 A and B which is to use "Little Dreamer" collection from CTMH.    You can access that blog HERE.  

My card follows the sketch pretty closely.  I needed a retirement card so I used the "You'll be missed" stamp and die from the CTMH set called No Worries Cardmaking set with matching dies.  I also used the flower stamp and die from the Little Dreamer - scrapbooking set.  All my papers are from CTMH Little Dreamer collection.  I used glacier cardstock for the greeting piece.  The flowers were stamped with CTMH Thistle and Blossom inks.  (BTW - I love the new magnetic stamp pads!!!)  The greeting was stamped with CTMH Lagoon ink.  I popped the greeting and 2 flowers with dimensional adhesive.  I added some CTMH Glitter Gems to the centers of each flower and also some clear ones for added interest.  And there you have it.  I love this sketch and will use it again with scraps from other projects.  It's a good way to use up all those 1/2 inch zip strips and/or trim pieces you have laying around.  

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a splendid Sunday.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter Card: Heart 2 Heart "Dreamin' Big", BTF #42A, and CWS #12

Happy Spring!  Finally Spring has arrived even though the cold weather hasn't left us yet here in Michigan.  At least now the cooler weather comes and goes quickly.  I am SO ready for sunshine and warmer temps.  Anyway, tonight I needed some stamping therapy so I looked at some of the challenge blogs for inspiration.  I knew I would use the "Dreamin' Big" paper collection from CTMH so I am entering 2 challenges that have to do with that paper.  Heart 2 Heart Challenges "Time to Dream - Dreamin' Big"  is to use the Dreamin' Big paper or theme.  I used that paper so I am in.  You can find that challenge here.  Heart 2 Heart Challenges 

I also am entering the Between the Folds Challenge #42A which is to use the "Dreamin' Big" paper collection from CTMH.  That link is found here.  

And last, but not least, I am entering the CWS(Creative With Stamps) Challenge #12 which is "Easter".  You can find that challenge here.  

As for my card, I decided I wanted to make the card base out of kraft cardstock.  I then stamped the flower border with Desert Sand ink (CTMH).  I then stamped the grass in Juniper ink (CTMH).  Both the flower border and the grass are from the CTMH stamp set called "Nobunny Like You".  I then used my CTMH watercolor pencils to color in the flowers.  Next I stamped the bunny on Kraft cardstock and fussy cut her out.  I colored her with the watercolor pencils.  I then stamped the bunny again on patterned paper from the "Dreamin' Big" paper from CTMH.  I fussy cut the dress only and attached it onto the kraft bunny.  I added a little bow on her using ribbon from my stash.  Next, I die cut the heart out of the front of the card using the CTMH thin cuts Basic Hearts - largest heart.  I then hand drew a stitch line around the heart using the tan marker from AC Stamp Markers Pastel pack.  I cut a piece of pattern paper from same collection and glued it above the flowers.  I then used a frame stamp from the CTMH stamp set called "Holiday Tags" and stamped it onto a piece that I cut to match using my Cricut and Artiste cartridge from CTMH.  I used Goldrush ink to stamp the frame and Desert Sand to stamp the greeting which is from the CTMH set called "Just to Say".  I popped the frame up on top of the patterned paper used dimensional foam adhesive.  Now for the inside of the card.  I cut a piece of paper from same collection and popped the bunny up on it.  I then glued that piece to the card so that the bunny would show up through the heart when the card was closed.  I then stamped the inside greeting with Desert Sand (stamp set "Nobunny Like You" CTMH).  And that is it.  It took a little bit of work, but was fun to make.  My camera reflected the colored pencil on the first picture so the bunny's cheeks really showed up well.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hello Lovely Card: Atlantic Hearts Challenge #201 and Between the Folds Challenge #41A

Hi.  It's me again.  I am on a roll today.  I love joining in on challenge blogs and this card was inspired by two of them.  I followed the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201.  You can find it here.

And I also have a bunch of Complements left over from my CTMH "Hello Lovely" workshop kit.  I used those on this card for the "Between the Folds Weekly Challenge" 41A which is to use Complements on a project.  That challenge can be found here.

As for the card details, I used the "Hello Lovely" paper and complements collection from CTMH.  The banner is from the "Hello Lovely" Cardmaking bundle.  I stamped it in Fern (CTMH) and then die cut it with my Cuttlebug.  I then stamped the verse from the "Say It All" stamp set (CTMH) in Sorbet ink (CTMH).  I popped up the Complement floral images and the banner with dimensional adhesive.  I added some sparkle to the flowers with my Clear Shimmer Brush (CTMH) and then lastly added some gold glitter dots to the sentiment piece (CTMH).  And that's it.  
Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday Card for Multiple Challenges

Good morning!

It is a gloriously sunny day here in Michigan.  Too bad that looks can be deceiving!  It is still terribly cold.  Brrrr!  Anyway, I needed to get a card made for my sister's birthday coming up.  We have fun sending each other snarky cards so I was so excited when I found this new stamp set with matching dies by Taylored Expressions.  I thought it was perfect for a March birthday since she lives in TX and it's already warming up there.  I used several blog challenges for inspiration.  First I knew I wanted to use the sketch from the Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday Challenge #311.  Here is the sketch:
You can find it here.  

I also am entering it in the Seize the Birthday Challenge (Anything Goes as long as it's birthday) found here.    

And while I am at it I might as well enter it in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #231.  That challenge is found here.
As for the details of the card, I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.  I used papers from the Dreamin' Big collection from CTMH.  I matted with Slate cardstock from CTMH.  The adorable little grumpy bunny is from the new stamp set called Spring Grumblings from Taylored Expressions.  I love that there are matching dies!  The greeting on the outside is from the CTMH stamp set called Birthday Wish.  The sequins are from the Coral Reef Sequins pack also from CTMH.  For the inside I cut matching paper with mats.  The snarky greeting is from the same Taylored Expressions stamp set mentioned above.  The "happy birthday" stamp is from the CTMH set called Holiday Tags.  The bunny image was stamped with Black Momento ink and colored with alcohol markers (CTMH and Copic).  The greetings were stamped with black CTMH ink.  And there you have it. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thinking of You: BTF #40A/B, Heart 2 Heart "Hello Lovely", and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenges.

Hi again.  I am here now with my second card for the day.  This one I used several challenges for inspiration.  First, I knew I would be using the "Hello Lovely" paper collection from CTMH and two of the challenges are to use this collection.  One is Between The Folds (BTF) #40 A/B and it's is found here.  

The other challenge is the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for February to use "Hello Lovely" and it's found here.  Heart 2 Heart Challenges

The third challenge I am entering is the Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" challenge for February.  You can find the challenge here.  

So on with the card.  I started with a white A2 card base.  I then cut a large piece of patterned paper from the "Hello Lovely" collection from CTMH at 4" x 5 1/4".  I then cut a piece of white daisy cardstock at 3 3/4" x 4" and I stamped the floral image from the CTMH stamp and die set called "Hello Lovely Cardmaking Bundle" with Versamark ink.  I then used gold embossing powder(CTMH) and heat embossed the image.  I then colored the flowers with colored pencils from Prima and CTMH.  I then covered the main flowers with glue and sprinkled CTMH Prisma Glitter on top. (Sadly, Prisma glitter has been discontinued by CTMH but I bought a bunch for my stash!)  Next, I got my piece of patterned paper that I cut earlier and I die cut the floral image from it.  I am just using the negative piece for this card.  Before attaching the paper to the card I wrapped some Blush Shimmer ribbon (CTMH) around the edges and attached on the back with my tape runner.  I then attached my colored floral piece to the top of my card.  I then lined up the hole left from die cutting the patterned paper over the floral stamped piece.  I used pop dots to add the patterned paper so that there is more visual interest.  I next stamped a banner from the same stamp/die set with Versamark and then gold embossed it same as the floral image.  I stamped the greeting with second generation Sorbet ink (CTMH).  I centered this banner on top of the ribbon and attached with glue tape.  Lastly, I added some rose gold sequins from CTMH.  And there you have it.  
Thanks for popping by,