Friday, February 28, 2014

Fridays and a Thursday

Hello. I have had a pretty good/productive week. So I am taking a break today to ignore my household chores and focus on some crafting. :) My husband is taking me out tonight for dinner and a concert, so I will have to get my house cleaned up for the babysitter, showered, and dressed eventually, but for now, I'm content to lounge in my PJs.

I made this card for 4 Friday challenges and a Thursday sketch:

CAS-ual Fridays - Shades of Grey
Frosted Designs - Punctuation
Friday Mashup - Flowers and/or Monochromatic
Day for Daisies - Add some Green
CAS(E) This Sketch


I printed the Day for Daisies image onto Slate cardstock and colored it in with a chalk marker and the CTMH alcohol markers. I colored the stems green, but since you can't see it very well, I added some green epoxy bubbles to the centers of the little flowers. The punctuation I used for the challenge at Frosted designs was this cute sentiment from the Whooo's your Valentine stamp set. It has a +plus sign and an =equal sign, so I hope that's enough to meet the challenge requirements! I wanted to keep this clean and simple, and I debated adding the little daisies, but I really wanted an extra touch. It's still pretty CAS, don't you think? The sketch is rotated 90 degrees, and the sentiment is also rotated... I wanted to leave it right side up.



Materials used:
Cardstock: Slate, White Daisy, Whisper
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine, ADFD digi image (not CTMH)
Ink: Black
Markers: Chalk, Honey, Pear
Other: Black Ribbon Rounds, Just Blooms Paper Shapes, Blue/Green Epoxy Bubbles

Color Dare 83 and Skylark

This week we are using colors from the new Skylark paper pack as our Color Dare challenge at Color My Heart. The colors are Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, and Skylark Yellow. I CASED a level 2 layout from Jeanette Lynton.



This layout is almost exactly the same, but I didn't have the Skylark assortment or the Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape. For the assortment, I found some Sweet Leaf buttons, some Lagoon resin flowers from the For Always Assortment, and a little bird from the Wooden Trinkets. Instead of the washi tape, I tore off little pieces from one of the zip strips. I kind of like the look of the zip strip even better than the washi tape!

Come play along with us at Color My Heart this week! We'd love to see what you can create!



Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Skylark
Complements: Skylark
Other: Green Buttons, White Daisy Baker's Twine, For Always Assortment, Wooden Trinkets

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My God Will Hear Me

I made a card for these Wednesday challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches
Color Throwdown
Simon Says - Pearls
Word Art Wednesday



Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Black, Buttercup
Stamps: WAW word art (not CTMH)
Other: floral embossing folder (not CTMH), Paradise Just Blooms, Mocha Opaques

Pocket full of... Happy Thoughts

Here is the card I made yesterday. I started it in the afternoon, but I couldn't finish it until late last night. I just had a hard time visualizing the finished product. But once I chose my patterned paper, it all came together nicely!

Here's a little update about my life: I've been having Dr. apts a lot because I'm 34 weeks pregnant now and I have gestational diabetes. It's not too bad; I just have to test my blood sugar and follow a strict diet. I haven't been put on insulin yet. We didn't have running water in our house for a week 2 weeks ago, which was VERY difficult. I got sick and I'm certain it was because I wasn't able to wash my hands. Anyway, I now have the laundry and dishes caught up and the house cleaned up so I can spend a little time crafting. Maybe I'll get to make a few cards today before my Dr. apt.

I am using the color combo from ColourQ and the photo from Runway Inspired - I was inspired by the black polka dots and colorful patterns on her dress. I got the idea from this card which has been on my pinterest board forever!


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Kraft
B&Ts: Surf's Up, Tommy
Stamps: Scroll Album WOTG, Rugged Dude, Card Chatter - Sympathy
Other: Black Ribbon Rounds

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shabby Ariana

This is the second card I made this morning. I really enjoyed making this one, and I like how it turned out. The challenges are:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch
The Shabby Tea Room - Washi Tape
The Pink Elephant - Pink
Heart 2 Heart - Shabby Chic


To me, Shabby Chic means rustic elegant, lots of layers, gentle distressing, flowers, fabric, lace, doilies, and lots of embellishments. The Ariana floral paper lent itself well to this style. I distressed my layers with scissors and Chocolate distressing ink. I used a few items that were non-CTMH, but all the paper, stamps, and ink are.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Ariana Coral, Colonial White
B&Ts: Ariana
Stamps: Card Chatter- Sympathy
Ink: Chocolate Distressing Ink
Other: White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Non-CTMH: key charms, fence die (Your Next Stamp), flowers, doily (Wilton), lace washi tape

Christmas Flourish

My life has some semblance of order to it right now, so I took advantage of it this morning to make a couple cards. This one is a Christmas card for my growing stash. I am entering it into these challenges:

Merry Monday
Mojo Monday
Heart 2 Heart - Flourish Challenge
52 Christmas Card Throwdown


This is a 3/4" x 6" card for the Mojo Monday tall/skinny card challenge. The challenge at 52CCT called for metallic papers. I don't have any accept this glitter paper, so I hope it counts! I used Lagoon for my aqua for the aqua/silver/white challenge at Merry Monday. The flourish is from Circle of Love stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Frosted WOTG stamp set. I used Lagoon ink to stamp both. The layered papers on the bottom are cut with the CTMH scallop border punch.



Materials used:
Cardstock: Lagoon, White Daisy
Stamps: Circle of Love, Frosted WOTG
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Teal Satin Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Silver Shimmer Paper

Friday, February 21, 2014

Color Dare 82 with Splendor

Hi y'all. Thanks for thinking of me last week when I was sick. I'm feeling much better now. This week we are daring you to use Topiary and Goldrush on your project! I used the retired paper pack, Splendor for my layout:


Come play along with us at Color My Heart:


Materials used:
Cardstock: Goldrush, Colonial White
B&Ts: Splendor
Stamps: Friendship Alphabet Large
Ink: Chocolate, Topiary, Goldrush
Other: Miracle Irresistables, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mustache Valentine

I was inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch and this card to make this valentine for my Hubby. I had a hard time not adding glitter to this card!



Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Pemberly WOTG
Other: Black Mini Medleys, Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Color Dare #81 with Unforgettable

The colors for this week's color dare at Color My Heart are Juniper, Sorbet, and Blush. I used the retired paper pack, Unforgettable to make my "lovable" layout.


Come play along with us this week!
Materials used:
Cardstock: Parchment, Cocoa, Colonial White
B&Ts: Unforgettable
Stamps: Universal backgrounds, Bohemian Alphabet
Ink: Sorbet
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Pewter Brads, Juniper Ribbon

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ivy Lane Valentine

I wasn't sure what paper to use for this sketch. I thought about it all day, and decided I wanted to use something new, not something old. So I used my new paper pack, Ivy Lane. I love this floral background.

In other news, we have not had water all day. I guess the pipes are freezing around the neighborhood. I never realized how much I depend on running water. It's really driving me crazy, not being able to shower or wash my hands!

The sketch is from Mojo Monday, the heart is for Heart 2 Heart, and the theme at Pink Elephant is Valentine's Day.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Blush, Hollyhock
B&Ts: Ivy Lane
Stamps: Year Round Cheer
Ink: Hollyhock
Other: Baby Pink Crochet Lace, Olive Twill Ribbon, Pink Buttons, Green Buttons, Colonial White Embroidery Floss, Natural Hemp

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Valentine

I got a chance this afternoon to make a card for the Sunday challenges. This is a little Valentine for

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Order of the Opus Gluei - Pink, Red, and White
Sentimental Sundays - Bling/Buttons
Pile It On - Stripes and/or Dots



Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Ruby
B&Ts: Sparkle & Shine
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine
Ink: Cotton Candy, Ruby
Other: Bling Button

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hexagons

This is my last one for tonight. I made this card for the hexagon challenge at Operation Write Home. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches, and the colors are from Color Throwdown.



Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy, Cranberry
Stamps: Honeycomb, You are my Happy
Ink: Key Lime, Baby Pink, White Daisy, Cranberry, Desert Sand

For You Valentine

Here's another card I made today. I think it turned out cute (and I usually don't put this much effort into my cards). I made it for

A Day For Daisies - Big Heart
Simon Says - Have a Heart
Friday Mashup - 3D Paper Piecing & Colors
CAS-ual Fridays - Over the Edge

I used this image from A Day for Daisies, and printed it out on 5 sheets of cardstock so I could cut out the pieces and piece them together with foam tape.  For the Friday Mashup colors I used Cranberry, Hollyhock, Heavenly Blue, and Twilight.



Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cranberry, Hollyhock, Heavenly Blue, Twilight, Taffy
Stamps: Say it In Style, ADFD digital image (not CTMH)
Markers: Desert Sand
Ink: Black
Other: doily (not CTMH)

Love...

I love the way this card turned out. I had a lot of inspirations. And I love that I could incorporate this verse from 1 Cor. 13. I'm entering it into:

Heart 2 Heart - Love
Less is More - One layer
Word Art Wednesday
CAS(E) This Sketch
CASE Study




Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Card Chatter - Love, In the Background
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder

Christmas Joy

Here is a card I made for these challenges:

Merry Monday - Stockings
Atlantic Hearts
52CCT
Crazy 4 Challenges - Glitter




Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Christmas Love
Ink: Hollyhock, Moonstruck, Juniper, Black
Other: gold glitter ribbon (not CTMH)

Cloud 9

I finally got my Cloud 9 card kit yesterday and put together the cards. I did one of each card instead of 2 of each, because I wasn't that excited by the colors (Orange, Yellow, and Teal). I wanted to be able to do the other ones in slightly more girly colors. Here is my first attempt. I used the Laughing Lola paper pack. I am also entering this into the challenges at

Runway Inspired
Our Creative Corner - purple, blue, and brown




Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Laughing Lola Purple
B&Ts: Laughing Lola
Stamps: Cloud 9
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape, Teal Shimmer Trim, Triangle Durables Studs

Mon Amour

This card has been in the works for a few days. I knew it needed something, but it took a while to figure it out. I finally finished it this morning. I made it for:

Deconstructed Sketch
Pals Paper Arts
Inspired By - I used the Paris theme

I used the new paper pack, Ivy Lane, for this one - the colors I used are Hollyhock, Blush, and Grey Wool. I didn't like the grey circle by itself, so I finally decided to crinkle a doily and put it behind the circle. I like the effect!

PPA190 Feb 6DS137 by the Deconstructed Sketch

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Grey Wool, Blush, Hollyhock
B&Ts: Ivy Lane
Stamps: La Belle Vie WOTG
Ink: Grey Wool, Hollyhock
Other: doily (not CTMH), Hollyhock Zipper Lace, Artiste Cricut cartridge

Pastel Birthday


 Here is another card I made today. I'm entering it into these challenges:

Retro Sketches
Dynamic Duos
Sentimental Sundays - Pastel Birthday
Pile it On - Ribbon



Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Lucy
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday
Ink: Sweet Leaf
Other: Pink Buttons, Green Buttons, Sweet Leaf RicRac