Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birthday Card

Heart2Heart Challenge - Week of August 2, 2010
I used paper from Animal Cookies and Indian Corn Blue card stock to border the birthday cake and tag. The cake and sentiment are from CTMH my acrylix Piece of Cake (the February Stamp of the Month) using Indian Corn Blue ink - I attached the tag "Make a Wish" using Sassy Strans. The flower and brad are from my stash.
Thanks for looking at my card.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Heart2Heart Challenge

Heart2Heart Challenge - Week of July 12, 2010
This week our challenge is an ABC challenge - Anything But a Card!
Here is a Button Container that I made using the CTMH Buttoned Together stamp set and I stamped buttons from this stamp set using the CTMH ink colors of the buttons inside the container --Topiary, Cranberry, Sunflower, Dutch Blue.
Thanks for stopping by to look.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Celebrate the Occasion -- Patriotic Card

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Week of June 28, 2010:
This week, we are getting patriotic! We'll let you interpret that however you would like but your finished project must include stars and/or stripes

I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July weekend.
For this card I used the CTMH "You Rock" paper for the background, CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock behind the sentiment, and stamped the stars and centiment from the CTMH Everyday Celebration Fall Constant Campaign stamp set using outdoor denim ink. I used CTMH cranberry velvet ribbon for the bow.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the card I created. Happy 4th of July !

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sweety Pie

Heart2Heart Challenge - week of June 21, 2010:
This week we are going for a color challenge -- Our colors this week are Black, Tulip and Buttercup (and of course, white or cream).
For this challenge I used cardstock that is close to the color tulip and used a fiskars border punch. The black ribbon is also from my stash. I used the CTMH Tasty Treats stamp set and stamped "Sweety Pie" with CTMH tulip ink and the border is also from the stamp set Tasty Treats and CTMH black ink.
Thanks for looking at the card I made for this challenge.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Card

Heart2Heart - Week of June 14, 2010
For this week's challenge, we are getting scrappy for Dad but not with layouts!! This week we want to see your cards (or other projects) for Father's Day that are made with scraps and/or recycled items. You know you have scraps lying around and other goodies that Dad will think are cool on his card so get creative and play along!

This card will be for my husband since my father and father-in-law are both deceased. I made the card base using the paper bag card stock from the Passages paper packet and a scrap piece on the right side of the card is also from Passages. I used the new 1-1/4" punch to make the folded circle (from scraps of green card stock). The brad in the middle of the circle is from my stash.

The Stamp Sets on the front of the card are: Off Road (retired) and the sentiment "It's Your Day" is using Flower Pot which is the April, 2010 Stamp of the Month. All stamped using CTMH Chocolate ink.
Here is the inside of the card -- I used the March, 2010 SOTM, A Little Everything.
Enjoy the weekend with your father or husband and thanks for looking at my card.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Last Day of School

Heart2Heart Challenge - Week of June 7, 2010
SCRAPBOOKING! Yep, no rules, just create a layout using CTMH products and join in the fun. Your layout MUST include photos!! Oh and if you don't scrapbook, well first off, why not?? and secondly, you can create another project but it must feature a photo.

Here is a layout that I have made using Topstitch paper. The top of the page is cut off, but most of the layout is there. This is 1st grade awards day where the teacher gives all the children an award. The bottom picture is a picture of the students in her classroom after the awards.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

You're a Hoot

Heart2Heart Challenges - Week of May 31, 2010 - Let's Get Sketchy.

Remember that a sketch is just an inspiration - feel free to flip and adjust to suit you - we just need to be able to tell that your artwork was based on the sketch. Here it is:
Here is the card that I made for the Heart2Heart Challenge this week using CTMH products.
Paper: CTMH Passages
Stamp: CTMH "You're a Hoot"
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Ribbon: unknown

Thanks for looking at the card that I made.

It's A Beautiful Day ...

Laura's Sketch # 53
Here is the card that I made for the 2Sketches4You challenge this week.

Paper: DCWV Spring Stack (2009 I think)

Stamps: It's A Beautiful day... don't let it get away is from the CTMH My Acrylix "Simple Beauty" and the flower is CTMH My Acrylix "Simple Beauty"

Butterflies are CTMH Just Blooms and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for looking at the card that I made for this challenge.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Father's Day Card

This Father's Day card that I made will be for my husband as my father and father-in-law are both deceased. The deer is from the CTMH Acrylix Stamp Set "Hunting" (retired) using chocolate ink on cream paper and placed on CTMH Brown Bag card stock. The stripe paper is from the CTMH paper packet called "Passages".

Thanks for looking at my card.


Heart2Heart Challenge: Stamp Your Own Background:

Here is the card I made for the Heart2Heart Challenge. I used a cream card base and put Ocean Cardstock on it. I punched the bottom edge using a fiskers border punch. The background is from the State of Mind stamp set using desert sand ink. I stamped a flower from the One of a Kind stamp set using ocean ink for the flower with a sparkle in the middle and the leaves and stem is topiary ink.
Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend and thanks for looking at my card.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hot Diggity

Heart2Heart Challenge #7 - Week of May 17, 2010 - This week's challenge is a color challenge and maybe one that will make you think. We are working with Ocean, Topiary and Desert Sand (and of course a neutral like cream, white or black).
The little frog on the new Hot Diggity acrylix stamp set is so cute -- I stamped it using the CTMH Topiary stamp pad on cream cardstock . I stamped "Hot Diggity" using the CTMH Desert Sand stamp pad. Ocean and Desert Sand cardstocks are used on the cream card base.

Thanks for looking at my card for this challenge.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Heart2Heart Challenge #6 - A Techie Challenge for You

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #6

This week you can create whatever you like but it must include a technique that you can tell us about. Oh, there are tons of techniques - just Google stamping techniques if you need to find one. And we want to see what technique inspires you to create! Don't forget that you must use mostly CTMH products in your artwork.

Here is the card I created using the technique from the Wishes idea book (page 29) using the front and back of stamps.I used the flower from Delightful Things and stamped it with the wrong side of the stamp using Heavenly Blue and then turned the stamp over (the correct way) and stamped with the darker color Dutch Blue. I cut the middle out of the flower and ran the organdy ribbon through the hole and tied a bow. The dark blue cardstock is from the scrap drawer, but matched the dutch blue ink and I ran the white cardstock through the cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking at the card I made for this challenge. I look forward to the challenge for next week.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heart2Heart Challenge #5

It's A Mother's Day Challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges:

This week we are focusing on cards (or other projects) for Mother's Day. So break out the feminine goodies and create something for Mom to show us!

Here is the card that I made for my Mother using That's Amore Paper. I used a fiskers border punch for the scallop edge and the flower stem is using the "One of a Kind" My Acrylix Stamp Set - Garden Green CTMH Ink. Imade the flower using the new 1 1/4 ' round punch, folded the edges and placed the 3 circles together to form a flower. The small flower in the middle of the flower, the chocolate ribbon and slider are also CTMH.

Thanks for stopping to see my card and Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Heart2Heart Challenge #4

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #4: This week, we are focusing on ribbon (my favorite embellishment!) The challenge is to add at least 2 different ribbons on your artwork.

I also love ribbon and brads. Here is the card I made using two different ribbons from the Hollyhock ribbon round. I used two stamp sets: April Stamp of the Month - Flower Pot and the sentiment is from Extreme Happiness. The flowers and the words "Happy Birthday" are stamped with CTMH Hollyhock ink.

Enjoy the rest of your week. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Heart2HeartChallenge -- Let's Get Sketchy

April 19, 2010 -- Let's get Sketchy
It's time for a new challenge and we've got a sketch to share this week. Remember that a sketch is just a jumping off point - feel free to interpret it any way you see fit as long as we can recognize that you used the sketch for the basis of your project. Also, a quick reminder to all - Close To My Heart products must be used in our challenges. It does not have to be 100% CTMH, but the majority must be. Ok, now onto the reason you're here! Our challenge for the week is based on the following sketch:
For this challenge, I decided to turn the sketch and here is the card I made. I used two CTMH stamp sets: Intrinsic Backgrounds (CTMH Petal Ink) and So Sweet (CTMH Black ink). I then used a sheer ribbon (not CTMH) and placed a paper flower from Just Blooms in the middle of the inked background (I may sponge the flower - I've never done that so I'm not sure - what do you think) and placed a filigree charm in the middle of the flower.
Thanks for stopping.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

CTMH -- Heart2Heart Challenge ---- Week of April 12, 2010
This is a 1/2/3 challenge. Here are the requirements:*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)*Use 2 different patterned papers*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things.
I made 4-5 cards before I settled on a card for this challenge. Here is the card I selected using the 1/2/3 requirements:

The stamped image is the sentiment "Thinking of You" using the CTMH Fringed Phrases set.

I really like the Veranda paper in the CTMH Spring Idea Book -- I have the Creative Basics Veranda collection and used the two patterned papers.

The three CTMH embellishments are the Spring Blossom paper flowers with a Pewter Designer Brad in the middle.

Thanks for stopping by to see the card I created.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Here are the colors we are working with this week:

Most of the items that I used are from CTMH. I am not a CTMH consultant so I will play along with I have the correct product or color. I love the CTMH colors, papers and stamp sets.

Here is the card that I made for this challenge. The card base is from my stash, I stamped one of the flowers from the Acrylix Stamp Set "Enjoy Every Moment" using Sunflower ink, I used chocolate cardstock and a Sweet Leaf ribbon.

Thanks for looking at the card I made for this challenge. Enjoy your weekend.