Sunday, July 23, 2017

Rose for an Anniversary!

Time again for the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge!  This week we are challenged to use Poppy, Tangerine, Willow, Glacier, Slate and White Daisy with gold being an option.  The rose on this card is kind of a sneak peek of a new set that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Expressions.  This catalog will go live on August 1st and you will be able to see it on my website www.suebruch.ctmh.com.
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The rose from the Beautiful You set is stamped in three layers.  In order to stay with the assigned colors, I stamped the first layer with second generation Tangerine, the second with first generation Tangerine and the final layer with Poppy.  The leaves were stamped with Willow and the veins with Slate.  The sentiment from the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit is stamped with Slate. I used Gold Glitter Gems for the bling.  The Glacier patterned paper from the Prickly Pear set was die cut with a die from Lawn Fawn.

This card turned out clean and classy...and that makes me happy!


Be sure to visit the Color Dare site for more beautiful cards created with this color combination!


Later,
Sue

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

So Lovely!

I'll make this post short and sweet.  I was so happy with this layout I did today that I just had to share.  I think, mostly I am happy with the subject matter...my granddaughter's first prom and how beautiful she looked.  Her dress, her hair, flowers...everything was perfect for her.


A few design details:
Design credit to Cheryl Even
Used the Hello Lovely paper packet (retired)
Journaling block is a Picture my Life card
Used floral zip strips as accent
While not seen on the photo, I used the Shimmer Pen to accent the title
I had intended to use some Complements, but they would have made the layout too busy; used Gold Glitter Gems instead

Enjoy!

I will am posting this at Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Monday, July 17, 2017

In Stitches...Old and New!

When I saw that our Heart 2 Heart challenge was In Stitches,  I  could not get the Stitched Together stamp set out of my mind. Because it is long retired, I combined it with current product to demonstrate how the old and new work together..  This pattern is from the Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit (G1131). The sentiment is, strangely enough, from the Race Car Birthday Set (B1531). I used patterned paper from the Adventure Fundamentals set along with White Daisy and Sea Glass cardstock.  The stamping was done with Memento Black and Raspberry inks. The bling additions are Silver Shimmer Trim and Silver Sequins.





This is the card as created from the kit.  I love the Sorbet and Sea Glass together!



And this is the same card done with papers from the No Worries collection.  I love them all!



Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart to see what the Design Team has created for you.


This card was also submitted to the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.  You will also love the inspiration found there!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Heart 2 Heart...No Worries

The entire Design Team at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is coming together this week to challenge you with interpretations of No Worries. This may mean using the papers and/or the colors from the paper pack with the same name or it may mean creating a layout or card that reflects that feeling.  I can picture beach or picnic layouts, kids enjoying summer vacation or maybe just a floral card that invokes feelings of joy or peace.



I chose to use No Worries papers and the No Worries--Scrapbooking stamp set to create my card. This is the card I will be using as a swap at the Close to My Heart convention.  Actually, when you read this, I will already be home from Salt Lake City loaded with new ideas and projects that I will be able to share with you.  I am getting so excited!

So, keeping this short, I hope you are inspired by this card and will visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenge site to see what else the Design Team has created for you.  While you are there, why not link your project?  We love to be inspired!

Sue

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Color Dare #248

This week Color Dare is inspiring us with some of the colors from the No Worries packet.  I chose to use a couple patterned papers from that set as well as Desert Sand, Sapphire, Glacier and White Daisy cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment with New England Ivy and added more green by using some bling from the retired Blue and Green Epoxy Gems.





This is the sketch that inspired me:




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For more inspiration, please visit:





Monday, June 19, 2017

Hugs and Kisses!

Our Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week finds us using Emojis as our theme.  How fun is that?  While Close to My Heart offers a darling Emoji stamp set, I chose to use a purchased cutting file to create my little guy.  My patterned papers are retired CTMH, the colors being Lagoon, Honey and Cranberry.  The cardstock used is White Daisy, Black and Cranberry...all current. The embellishments are from the Black and White Dots assortment. Enjoy!





Here is the Close to My Heart Emoji stamp set...

Emojis (C1669)



For More Fun Emoji ideas, please visit:
Heart 2 Heart Emoji


Monday, June 12, 2017

Bamberg!

Here I am...one layout closer to getting my riverboat cruise album done!  I had these pictures printed and the layout selected when I saw the palette designated for this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  I love the combination of Slate, Whisper, Pomegranate, Fern, White Daisy and Black. These colors are just perfect for these pictures!

Design credit goes to Donna Cosgrove
In addition to White Daisy, Black and Slate cardstock, I used the following patterned papers:
  • The weathered wood is from the No Worries packet--Seasonal Expressions 2
  • The Pomegranate dot is from the Enchantment Fundamental pack--2016-2017 Annual Expressions
  • The Fern patterned paper is from the Hello Lovely packet--retired.
The challenge also used silver as an option. The Silver Sequins from CTMH have a matte finish that were perfect for this more rustic look.

The gals on the Design Team really outdid themselves this time...each of their projects are beautiful!  I really encourage you to click on the link and check out their artwork!