Sunday, February 12, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch #274: Congrats!

Yep.  It's me again!  Fourth time's a charm.  I knew I wanted to use the sketch from the "Freshly Made Sketch" Challenge #274.  It is nice and simple.  You can find the sketch here.

I kept my interpretation of the sketch very clean and simple.  I started with a Colonial White card base from CTMH.  I then cut a rectangle out of gold mirror card I found in my stash.  I then cut the gold dot piece from the pocket page paper in my "Hello Lovely" collection from CTMH.  I then die cut the background for "Congrats" from more gold mirror paper.  I die cut the word "congrats" from Colonial White cardstock (CTMH).  The congrats dies are from Sizzix.  I just mounted the greeting with glue directly to the gold dot paper.  I added some Gold Shimmer Trim (CTMH) cut into banners
underneath the rectangle before mounting the whole rectangle piece directly to the card.  And there you have it.  I tried to take several pictures from different angles, but the mirror card reflects the flash no matter how I take the picture.  It is dark outside so no daylight to help with that either.  Oh, well.  What can you do?  Anyway, thanks for stopping by.


Muse Challenge #202: Hello

Good evening, Friends!

Wonders never cease.  I actually got a third card made tonight.  I love card making challenges since they get my creative thought process moving.  This card was inspired by the Muse Challenge #202 which is found here.  

I used a stitched rectangle for MFT for the base of the stamping piece.  I then stamped randomly with feathers from the CTMH stamp set called "Feathers"(dah!)  I used Sorbet, Pear, and Peacock inks from CTMH.  I also added some scribble circles from the CTMH stamp set called "Shower Flowers" with Honey ink (CTMH).  I then die cut "Hello" (CTMH) several times form dark blue cardstock and also from the stamped panel.  I then layered them back in place so that they stacked up to add dimension.  And that is it.  Actually easier than I thought it would be.  I even decided I didn't like my first color combo so I flipped my rectangle over and tried again.  There are no mistakes in stamping!  LOL  

See ya again soon,


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #198 and BTF Challenge #39 A/B: Thinking of You

It's me again!  I love when I get in a groove and get several cards done.  Woo Hoo!  

For this card I followed the sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #198.  The link is found here.
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I also want to enter this card in the Between The Folds Challenge #39 A/B.  I am loving this new Blush Shimmer Ribbon I got from CTMH.  So I get to enter another card in this challenge since we are to add ribbon to a project.  That challenge is found here.

For this card I used my new "Hello Lovely" CTMH paper collection again.  It is just so gorgeous!  Besides the patterned paper from the collection, I used New England Ivy cardstock to die cut the largest circle and White Daisy cardstock for the smaller one(Spellbinders).  Both cardstocks are from CTMH.  I stamped the greeting with Sorbet ink (CTMH).  The greeting is from the CTMH set called "Happy to be Friends."   I added the beautiful Blush Shimmer Ribbon (CTMH) at the bottom.  I then added some Gold Glitter Gems (CTMH) under the greeting to add some visual interest. And that is it.  A quick but lovely card.  Thanks for stopping by.


Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #483 and BTF Challenge #39A/B: For You

Happy Sunday,
I had a nice relaxing day at home doing nothing for part of it.  I then got motivated to make some cards.  YAY!   I followed the sketch challenge this week from Mojo Monday.  The link to the blog is here.
I also wanted to join in the BFT (Between the Folds) Challenge #39A/B which is to add ribbon to your project.  The link to that challenge is here.
I've been dying to use the new "Hello Lovely" paper collection from CTMH.  I love that it all coordinates with matching embellishments, too.  I used coordinating Desert Sand cardstock for the circle piece which was die cut using Spellbinders eyelet circle Nestabilities die.  I added the cardstock sticker floral piece directly to the circle.  The sticker is from the matching Compliments for Hello Lovely collection.  It is all pretty much laid out like the sketch.  I added the blush shimmer ribbon from CTMH, too.  For some finishing touches I added some Gold Glitter Gems from CTMH.  Plus, I added some Clear Shimmer Pen ink to add sparkle to the flowers and leaves.  Lastly, I stamped the little greeting "for you" with Desert Sand CTMH ink.  And there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Muse Challenge #200

Yes, it's me again.  I know!  Two cards in one day.  Actually, I made them both in under an hour.  I love using challenges to get my mojo started.  For this card, I used the card from the Muse Challenge #200.  They are celebrating with a prize, too.  You check out the blog here.   This is the card from the challenge.

For my card, I used paper from the CTMH paper collection called "Sugar Rush".  I cut the circle using Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles set.  It was the largest circle die with CTMH White Daisy cardstock.  For the flower and leaves I used the MFT stamp and die set called "Rose Bouquet".  I believe it is retired now.  I die cut the rose and two of the branches from the white cardstock.  I then stamped the rose background first with Raspberry ink (CTMH) and then added the inner accent of the rose with Pomegranate ink (CTMH).  I also stamped the leaves with Topiary ink (CTMH).  I attached the leaves first to the circle and then popped the rose up with Dimensionals (Stampin' Up).  Lastly, I stamped the greeting with Black ink (CTMH).

See you later,


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #196

Happy Sunday!  Today I found some time to create.  I love using blog challenges so today I decided to use the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #196.  You can go to the blog here.

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To make my card I used supplies from CTMH.  The paper I used is from the "Sugar Rush" collection.  I also used Tangerine, Whisper, Pomegranate, and White Daisy cardstock.  I used the stamps from the "Sugar Rush Scrapbooking" set.  I also used Tangerine, Blossom, Pomegranate, and Whisper ink. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be Mine Card

It's me AGAIN.  I know.  Crazy!  I am using all that mojo at once this month.  For this card I used a sketch from my notes, but did follow a couple of themed challenges.  I am entering this card in the Happy Little Stampers "Anything with Dies" challenge for January.  You can find it here.

And also the Heart to Heart Challenge of "Cold hands, Warm heart".  I have fun watercolor looking heart balloons to warm your heart.  The link is found here.

Heart 2 Heart Challenges

 To make this card, I started by stamping the image from CTMH "True Love" (D1711) onto a circle that was die cut from white daisy cardstock.  I then colored the little fella in with CTMH Shinhan markers and Copic markers.  I also stamped the little Valentine message ( CTMH #C1193) on with CTMH black ink.  I then inked up a piece of white daisy cardstock with Raspberry CTMH ink.  I used a Ranger ink round wood handle applicator for good coverage.  I then spritzed water onto the ink and quickly mopped it up with a paper towel to give it the splattered look.  I then die cut the smallest Classic Heart Thin Cuts dies from CTMH out of this inked up watercolored paper.  I used paper from the new CTMH "Sugar Rush" collection.  I adhered all the papers, circle and then popped up the "heart" balloons with foam.  I then drew in the balloon strings from the balloons to the circle.  And that's it.  This is a fun little stamp set to color.  Thanks for stopping by.