Monday, March 13, 2017

Tool Time!

This week Heart 2 Heart is featuring projects created with the Thin Cuts and/or the Embossing Folders available from Close to My Heart.  I chose to use the cupcake from the Sweet Birthday Thin Cuts assortment (CC1156).  It coordinated with the Sweet Birthday stamp set (B1532).  So here is my card:






Design credit goes to Mojo Monday.
I used a mix and match combination to create this card:

Sugar Rush Paper Packet X7215B
Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet X7217B
Cardstock:  White Daisy, Raspberry and Canary
Sugar Rush--Cardmaking Stamp Set C1671
Sweet Birthday Stamp Set B1532

I used my die to cut cupcakes from the White Daisy cardstock and the Sprinkles pattern from Sugar Rush.  I stamped the image on both cuts. They were shaded with a very pale marker from my equipment stash.  I used the Cherry Pink Shinhan marker to color the "wrapper"  I trimmed the top of the patterned paper cupcake and layered it with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

Please take a look at the two paper packets used on this card.  They are both from the 2017 Seasonal Expressions book and will be available until April 31st.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

All Things Green!

This week, Color My Heart Color Dare is challenging us with "Pick your Greens" You can use 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these CTMH greens  (Sweet Leaf, New England Ivy, Fern, Emerald or Willow) with White Daisy. Using Gold is optional.  I have chosen to use Sweet Leaf, Fern and New England Ivy to create my card.  These colors were selected because they blend so well together. I lifted the design from the 2017 Seasonal Expressions 1, page 30.


The background paper is from the Whimsey Fundamental assortment.  Cardstock used is White Daisy and New England Ivy.  Other patterned papers are both CTMH and are from my ever growing scrap stash.  Stamp sets used are Dreamin' Big-Cardmaking and the WYW Here for You Cardmaking Kit.  Although not really evident in the picture, the butterfly and the scroll are both heat embossed with gold. I used Gold Glitter Paper as a mat and embellished with dots from the Black and White Dots.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Some Random Stamping

This week's Color my Heart Color Dare challenge called for the use of White Daisy, Black, Pomegranate, Peacock and Sea Glass. I decided to do some random stamping with the stamp set from the Workshop Your Way Here for You Cardmaking Kit.  I really didn't intend to have the pomegranate flowers all end up on the corners, but after trimming and then adding the panel, there they are!  I guess that's why they call it random!

In any case, I enjoyed creating with these colors and hope you are inspired to create something with them also.



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Monday, February 27, 2017

Fun with Mix and Match!

It is Team Ruby's time to shine again at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  This time we are creating mix and match projects, using papers from different paper sets or mixing patterns as stripes and dots.  I tried to do a little of all this.

Design credit to Leslie Germain

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The backgound paper, the black and white "stripe", and the zip strip are from the Some Kinda Wonderful pack while the Honey and white polka dot is from the Magical pack.  The "Panther" paper is from my stash.  The title was cut on the Cricut with a file on Design Space.  For fun, I used the snipping tool on my PC to copy the tweet about her accomplishment...in my mind 22 of 25 freethrows is just pretty darn awesome!

This was just a really fun layout to make!

Be sure to take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created.
Heart 2 Heart Mix and Match This & That

This has also been entered in the Make It Monday 81 challenge on Memory Nest.
Memory Nest Make it Monday 81

Friday, February 24, 2017

This was a tough one!

It is a new day for the Color my Heart Color Dare challenge, and I found working with Sapphire, Fern, Lemon and White Daisy a little difficult.  Finally, I thought about the colors themselves...blue and yellow are both primary colors so I gave them the most importance.  Green, being a secondary color was sort of given the back seat!  I wish I could give design credit...I know I found the cutting directions and also the stamping design on Pinterest, but I surely can't find them again!  My apologies to the designers.

This is really a simple card that looks a lot more difficult than it is.  I used White Dasiy cardstock and patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamental pack.  For bling, I used Bitty Sparkles and sequins from the Magical pack.






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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vacation pages!

So many pictures...not enough hours in the day!  In between scrapping pages of the grandkids, I have been getting a few done of our river boat cruise last summer.  The first picture shown here will be submitted to Heart 2 Heart for the Crazy for Complements challenge.  Complements from Close to My Heart are an assortment of stickers/embellishments that are available for each of the Paper Packs as well as the Fundamentals.  Mainly for scrapbooking, they are also perfect for card making.



The background paper is from the Rustic Home Fundamental pack and the Honey strip and mat are from the 2015-16 Fundamentals. The Juniper paper as well as all the Complements are from the Dreamin' Big Workshop your Way.  Design credit goes to Paige Stirling Fox.

Here are a few more vacation layouts.  Feel free to contact me for more information on any of them.

Design credit to Stacy's Scrap Corner

Design credit to Close to My Heart

Design credit to Susan Stringfellow
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart for more Complements ideas.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello Lovely!

I have once again created a card that I am submitting to several challenges.  I have used the Hello Lovely paper packet from Close to My Heart with a sketch from Mojo Monday to create this sympathy card.


In addition to the Hello Lovely paper, I added Desert Sand and Colonial White cardstock.  The banner was shaded with Bamboo ink.  The sentiment is from the stamp set that comes with the Workshop Your Way Here for You kit and is stamped with New England Ivy. The flower was cut from White Glitter paper with the Artistry Cricut cartridge from CTMH.  The leaves were cut from Fern and New England Ivy cardstock, also with the Artistry cartridge. The bling and the gorgeous Blush ribbon are also from CTMH.

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