Saturday, May 17, 2014

Florist Christmas

I decided to participate in some Saturday challenges today. I made this card for the challenges at:

Our Creative Corner (use leftovers)
Crazy 4 Challenges (sketch)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown (color, rhinestones, deboss)
Less is More (flowers)
Retro Sketches

It's not usual that I combine two sketches into one card, but these were so similar that I couldn't help myself. I know it's not the CASest card, so I probably won't win anything at Less is More, but I like the layers. At least they inspire me.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Holiday Red, Grey Wool, White Daisy
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas, Christmas Village
Ink: Black, Holiday Red
Markers: Slate, Cranberry, Buttercup
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (not CTMH), Floret paper Shapes, Petals Just Blooms Paper Shapes, Red/Pink/Purple Sparkles

Friday, May 16, 2014

Color Dare 94 with Sonata

Our colors this week at Color My Heart are Buttercup and Hollyhock. I had the perfect paper pack, except that it had spots of Lilac Mist in it. No problem, I just grabbed some yellow and pink brads and flowers and covered up the blue! Here is my layout:

Aren't my kids cute? It was so hard to get them to sit still for these pictures, but it was worth it!

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White
B&Ts: Sonata
Stickease: Sonata
Markers: Desert Sand
Other: Pink Brads, yellow flowers (not CTMH)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Color Dare 93 with Cruisin'

Hi! Our colors at Color My Heart this week are Cranberry, Honey, Juniper, and Twilight. I got these colors from the Cruisin' kit we had a few years ago. I made this layout using the level two complements, no stamping required!

The layout is from Reflections: Sidebar-Main Frame. These pictures are of my son back in January.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, Whisper, Honey, Cranberry
B&Ts: Cruisin'
Complements: Cruisin'
Other: Bottle Caps

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Thinking of You

It's been a while since I've made a card or participated in some challenges. The new baby has been keeping me busy. But I found some Sunday challenges that go well together, so I made this card for these challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Sunday Stamps - Black, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Pile It On - Child's Play
Sentimental Sundays - Shabby Chic or lace/doily
Order of the Opus Gluei - Flowers for All


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon
B&Ts: For Always, Chantilly
Stamps: Childhood Portrait
Ink: Black, Lagoon, Cotton Candy
Other: doily (not CTMH)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Color Dare 92 with Cherry-O

Here's what's been going on in my life. I'm getting used to having a fourth child at home. She is one month old now. I've been spending a lot of time nursing her. The rest of my time is spent feeding my children and taking them to and from school. I've been trying to keep up with scrapbooking, so I just got a lot of pictures developed. I haven't had time for much else, like paying bills (oops), the book I'm supposed to read for my book club tomorrow (!), and preparing for my gathering (also tomorrow!). It looks like I'll have a busy day... I also wanted to go to Green Bay to pick up my portraits, but that might have to wait till Sunday.

Anyway, here is the layout I made for this week's color dare: Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf. I found these pictures and made a layout to go with them using the backside of the Cherry-O B&T.

Come play along with us this week at Color My Heart.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Cherry-O
Stamps: Vogue Alphabet
Ink: Colonial White
Other: Sweet Leaf Ric Rac, Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon, Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Blue/Green Epoxy Bubbles