Friday, December 13, 2013

Frosted Color Dare

This week at Color My Heart, we are challenging you to use the Frosted paper pack. I love making level 2 layouts because the My Stickease artwork is always so beautiful and complements the paper so perfectly! Plus it's super easy! I made 2 layouts using the Make It From Your Heart volumes. The first layout is volume 1, layout 5:

The second layout is volume 2, layout 1:

I only added some brads and some Glitter Gel to bling them up!

Please come show us your Frosted projects at Color My Heart this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Frosted Blue, Frosted Turquoise, champagne
B&Ts: Frosted
Stickease: Frosted
Other: Silver brads, Grey Epoxy Bubbles, Almond & Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel

Friday, December 6, 2013

52CCT December two-week challenge

Here is my DT card for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I chose a Santa theme. The color for Color My Heart this week is Barn Red. The sketch is from Deconstructed Sketch.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Barn Red
B&Ts: Dakota
Stamps: Santa Claus
Ink: Barn Red, White Daisy
Marker: Taffy
Other: Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Trees

Here's my DT card for Color My Heart (Ponderosa Pine & Cranberry) and 52CCT (pick a theme - I chose Christmas Trees).


I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ponderosa Pine
Stamps: Frosted Card WOTG
Ink: Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry
Other: Cranberry Baker's Twine

Saturday, November 23, 2013

52CCT November Technique

This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, we are challenging you to do an acrylic block background technique. I chose to use the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch for my card. I inked the block in Holiday Red and sprayed it with my stamp cleaner for that speckled effect. Then I just drew a border inside with a black marker.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Believe
Stamps: To You and Yours
Ink: Holiday Red, Sky, Sweet Leaf
Other: Black Marker

Friday, November 22, 2013

Color Dare with Huntington

At Color My Heart this week we are daring you to use Huntington Colors. I made a card using Quick Cards - Bountiful Season.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cashmere
B&Ts: Huntington
Stamps: Quick Cards - Bountiful Season
Ink: Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red
Other: Mocha Opaques, Bronze Shimmer Trim

Friday, November 15, 2013

52CCT November Recipe

This week's recipe at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is 1) One-layer card, 2) a hint of color and 3) ribbon or bling. I chose ribbon. Here is my card... it took me about 5 minutes (and it shows LOL!).

Materials used:
Cardstock: white
Stamps: Remarkable Wreath, Happy Holiday
Ink: Pear, Slate
Other: Black Marker, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Square Card Mania

It seems I've been making a lot of square cards lately. Here are a couple of them. The first one is for the challenges at

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
CASE Study
Word Art Wednesday


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sunkiss Yellow, Baby Pink, Key Lime, Heavenly Blue
B&Ts: Frosted
Stamps: Tea Party, free word art from WAW (not CTMH)
Ink: Sunkiss Yellow, Baby Pink, Key Lime, Heavenly Blue

This second card is for

Deconstructed Sketch
Colour Q
A Day For Daisies
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Gypsy
B&Ts: Chantilly, Sarita, Babycakes
Stamps: free digi from ADFD (not CTMH), Always Grateful
Ink: Goldrush
Markers: Autumn Terracotta, Pear, Sky, Barn Red
Other: Slate Organza Ribbon

Mini Mojo

I made a tiny card for the sketch at Mojo Monday and the inspiration photo at the Shabby Tea Room. It had a pumpkin spice theme, and we were to use pumpkins and glitter on our projects. I used a latte pun stamp set for my sentiment. I am also entering this into the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
B&Ts: Huntington
Stamps: Cup of Cheer
Ink: Desert Sand
Markers: Autumn Terracotta, New England Ivy
Other: Arbor Wooden Shapes, Bronze Shimmer Trim

Friday, November 1, 2013

52CCT November Sketch

Happy November everyone! This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Louise has a sketch for us. I am also participating in the "stars" theme challenge at Operation Write Home.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Frosted Blue, Colonial White
B&Ts: Frosted
Stamps: Christmas Love, Card Chatter - Christmas
Ink: Ruby, Slate
Other: Red Shimmer Trim

OWH Twitterpated with Color Throwdown

I made some cards to send to Operation Write Home. I wanted to make fall-looking cards with the Color Throwdown colors, so I grabbed my Twitterpated paper pack that I bought from a friend recently. I added a little red, using Tulip. So my CTMH versions of these colors were Cocoa, Sorbet, Tulip, and Sweet Leaf.

The first card uses the Sweet Stop Sketch:

 The second one uses the Deconstructed Sketch #124:
 The third one uses the Sweet Sunday Sketch #196:
 The fourth one uses Freshly Made Sketches #110:
This fifth one uses the OWH sketch #196:
 owh sketch canvas

The sixth card uses CAS(E) This Sketch #51:
Materials used:
Cardstock: Cocoa, Colonial White, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Twitterpated
My Stickease: Twitterpated
Stamps: Always Grateful
Ink: Tulip, Cocoa
Markers: Sorbet
Other: Arbor Wooden Shapes, Felt Shapes, Harvest Baker's Twine, Wooden Mini Medleys

Color Dare 67

This week at Color My Heart, we are asking you to make a Black & White project with Green. You can use any green you want, but you can only use green! I used Olive on my card.

I am also entering this into the embossing challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, and the sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Olive
Stamps: Say it in Style
Ink: Olive
Other: Neutral Baker's Twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder (not CTMH)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ballet Birthday

I had a lot of fun making this card. My colors came from Dynamic Duos. The sketch came from Retro Sketches. The image was inspired by CASE Study. The birthday theme came from Sentimental Sundays. I piled on the embellishments for Pile It On. And I used my favorite stamp set (Childhood Portrait) for Crazy 4 Challenges. I love it when I can combine so many challenges and still come up with a good looking card!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smokey Plum
Stamps: Childhood Portrait, Card Chatter- Birthday
Ink: Petal, Smokey Plum
Other: twine (not CTMH), Purple Gems

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dear Santa...

Here's another Christmas card for:

Atlantic Hearts
Merry Monday
Heart 2 Heart - lots of layers
Pink Elephant - distressing

Here's the inside:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Ruby, Colonial White
B&Ts: Pear & Partridge
Stamps: Believe WOTG
Ink: Ruby, Chocolate distressing ink
Other: Ruby Mini Medleys, Red Glitter Gems