Monday, May 21, 2018

Triadic Color!

 A couple weeks ago, on my Facebook group,  I posted a link to a CTMH Blog post that taught principles of selecting color according to the triadic color scheme.   For quick reference here is the color wheel with the CTMH colors.  For a more complete understanding, I suggest you take a look at the blog post: Triadic Color Combinations

This week, instead of a standard color challenge, Heart 2 Heart Challenges has chosen to use this method.

The CTMH colors I chose for my card and their place on the color wheel are Eggplant (Violet), Juniper (Green) and Goldrush (Orange). Notice how these colors are equidistant on the wheel.  It took me awhile to decide on colors as the possibilities seemed endless.  I would suggest to you to maybe choose a main color and then refer to the wheel to pick the other two. 

My inspiration for this card came from a card I made with the Documented Cardmaking Kit, page 50 in the Seasonal Expressions 2.

 Well, maybe I almost copied it!  That is OK.  The catalog/idea books are there to provide us with design ideas and to help us create projects we love and are proud of.

So with all this being said, I hope you are inspired to experiment with color.  Amaze yourself with the combinations you come up.

Please check out Heart 2 Heart Challenges for more color inspiration.

Have fun--

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Birthday Boy!

I am in total love with the May layout for the the Scrapbook and Cards Today SCT 365 Online Class.
And all the better that it works wonderfully for the layouts I am doing for my grandson's birthdays.  You see, he is already 20 years old and I am struggling to finish up his scrapbook.  So to make things go a little more quickly, I am combining 2 or 3 birthdays on each layout. This one celebrates years 7, 8 and 9!  I am anxious to see how I can make this layout work for at least one more project.

All the papers are from the Central Park paper packet plus White Daisy, Pacifica and Poppy cardstocks.  Isn't the Central Park fun? The suite also features fun city buildings and catchy geometric designs. It is one of the beautiful collections in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea catalog. The title was cut on the Cricut and the embellishments are CTMH except for the green dots...had to search my stash for those.

I will be posting this at Heart 2 Heart Challenges National Scrapbooking Month.  I invite you to visit this site and then maybe link your own layout.  I, along with the entire Design Team, love being inspired by your creativity!

I will back early next week showing you a card or layout (haven't made up my mind) that uses a triadic color scheme.  I love color so I am excited about this!

Until then,

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is quickly coming up and this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, we are inspiring you with paper projects to celebrate your mother or special lady in your life.  I chose to once again use the Beautiful Friendship paper packet and coordinating stamps to create my card.  (For more inspiration, click on "Older Post")  Design credit goes to Julee Tilman of Mojo Monday.

This card is for my mother-in-law.  Even though she is a resident in a health care facility, suffers from dementia and does not always respond to us in a positive way, she is still beautiful to me.  I hope the card makes her smile.

Products used are all Close to My Heart except for the paper doily. The baker's twine is retired. 

  • Beautiful Friendship paper packet
  • Beautiful Friendship--Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts Bundle.  The stamp set is also available without the dies.

Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see the beautiful projects the design team has created for you!

Till later,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Beautiful Friendship

It is reveal day for the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog and idea book.  In the next few weeks I will share the new paper suites and some projects created with them.  Today it is Beautiful Friendship.  The colors in this paper set are so pretty and will just love them.  Design credit for these cards goes to Close to My Heart.

Stamp sets used are:
Beautiful Friendship--Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts Bundle Z4180
Central Park--Scrapbooking D1775

For more inspiration with Beautiful Friendship and to see more new products, please click on this link Seasonal Expressions 2.  For questions or to schedule a gathering or class, contact me.  I will love to help you with your creations.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things!

I just finished my Scrapbook and Cards Today project for April.  Our mission trip members always take one afternoon to sight see and have a nice dinner.  This year we enjoyed a trip to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

I am not much of a flamingo person, but these papers from the retired CTMH Calypso collection seemed to be perfect for this occasion.  For my title and embellishments, I turned to the included Picture my Life cards. Retired Pink Enamel Gems provide the bling.

I know I am showing you all retired products, but I hope you find inspiration from the layout and the ways the products are used.

Until next time,

Monday, April 23, 2018

Color your World!

Every once in awhile the Heart 2 Heart Design Team gives you a color challenge.  This time it is to create a project using Peacock, Bashful, Blossom and White Daisy.  I decided on this card and was inspired by Pattern 15 in Make it from your Heart, Vol. 4.

Using the Gimme Some Sugar Scrapbooking stamp set (D1758), the flowers were stamped with Bashful and Blossom and the leaves and flower centers were stamped with Peacock.  They were all fussy cut and the top rose was bumped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.  The card was embellished with White Shimmer Tape and Bitty Sparkles.  I rather like the results...what do you think?

For more projects using these beautiful colors, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges Color Challenge.  The Design Team has provided some awesome projects!

Talk with you soon,

Monday, April 9, 2018

Out of this World!

The Stargazer paper packet and Complements are perfect for creating cards and layouts for your favorite little boys.  Here is my card I created for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, "Out of this World".  I was inspired by Pattern 12 in Make it from your Heart, Vol. 4 from CTMH.

I took the quick and easy route (and there is nothing wrong with that) by using one of the images from the Complements pack.  There are also stamp sets that you can personalize with your favorite media and colors.  The embellishments are Stargazer Dots.  These primary color dots can be used in so many ways!  This product line is in the Seasonal Expressions Catalog which will be retiring on April 30th.  Click here to take a look.

I hope you enjoy this card.  For more "Out of this World" inspiration please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges Out of this World.  We will love it if you use at least one CTMH product to create your project and then use the Linky tool to share what you have done. You have until the end of the month!

Happy crafting,