Friday, July 25, 2014

Color Dare 103 with Jubilee

That rhymes. :) Here is the layout I made using this week's challenge colors - Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, and Cranberry. I used Jubilee paper pack and level 2 complements. I really am a sucker for this country look! I think I'd do my whole house up like this if I could!

The layout is Juggling Act from Magic. I have yet to put a title on it because I'm not sure which pictures I'm using.

Come join us this week at Color My Heart!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft, Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry
B&Ts: Jubilee
Complements: Jubilee

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Singin' in the Rain

The theme at Less is More is "singin' in the rain." I had this stamp that was perfect. The color combo at Just us Girls was also perfect for this theme. I used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, White Daisy, Topiary
B&Ts: Skylark, Lollydoodle
Stamps: Year Round Cheer
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Blue and Green Sparkles, Laughing Lola Assortment

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Heart

I had to make this card quickly before the link closed at CAS-ual Fridays. It took me about 10 minutes, so sorry if it's a little sloppy! I'm also entering it into:

Friday Mashup - background stamps and a 3-D item
Frosted Designs - Flowers and Stitching
ColourQ - black and white with pop of Sorbet
CAS-ual Fridays - Hearts and Summer colors

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sorbet
Stamps: In the Background, Roxie WOTG
Ink: Black, Sorbet
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Pattern: Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 Pattern 24

Color Dare 102 with Twitterpated

It's time for another Color Dare! This week we are challenging you to use Indian Corn Blue, Sorbet, and Sweet Leaf. I used the Twitterpated pack. The blue isn't quite Indian Corn Blue (I actually used Dutch Blue for the base page) but that's okay sometimes. If you don't have the exact color, just use a similar color. My layout is Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 pattern 5.

Come join us this week at Color My Heart!
Materials used:
Cardstock: Dutch Blue, Chocolate, Colonial White
B&Ts: Twitterpated
Stickease: Twitterpated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

More Balloons

Here is a card I made inspired by one on pg. 39 of the current Idea Book. I've been having fun making some of the projects from this book before the new one comes out! I also am entering it into these challenges:

Freshly Made Sketch
Color Throwdown
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says - Dots and Spots

Instead of using the suggested stamp set (which I don't have), I fussy cut a balloon out of the "hero" paper, and used the Live Out Loud set for the sentiment. I put the verse from WAW on the inside.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Whisper, Colonial White, Sorbet
B&Ts: Balloon Ride
Complements: Balloon Ride
Stamps: Live Out Loud
Ink: Saddle
Other: Chocolate Baker's Twine, Clear Sparkles

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Teddy Bear Picnic...

Yesterday I found some challenges. The first was at Less is More to make some fingerprint art. I thought it would be cute to make a teddy bear. Then I went to Crazy 4 Challenges and their challenge was to make a project with a teddy bear on it! Isn't that serendipitous? (I've been wanting to use that word.) I found a sketch at Nacho Average Challenge that worked well (my first time playing there), and the colors from colourQ were the same as the inspiration photo at the Pink Elephant. After I finished making this card, I had to go take dinner to a lady who had a baby boy. The card was perfect, so I gave it to her (but not before I took a picture). Also serendipitous, don't you think?

I used Goldrush ink for the teddy bear. I used my index finger to make the body and the head and my pinky finger to make the arms and legs, but my fingers were to small to make the ears, so I used the baby's finger (she's 3 months old now). Isn't that cute?


Materials used:
Cardstock: Pacifica, Tulip, Goldrush, Lagoon, White Daisy
Stamps: You are My Happy Alphabet
Ink: Goldrush, Tulip, Lagoon, Pacifica
Other: journaling pen (not CTMH)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cute cows

Here's a card I made using the free image from A Day for Daisies and their round card challenge. I'm also participating at Friday Mashup using the colors Juniper, New England Ivy, and Honey and making a summer-themed card.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, White Daisy
B&Ts: Tommy
Stamps: ADFD Digital Image, Chantilly Cardmaking WOTG
Ink: New England Ivy, Juniper
Markers: Whisper, Honey, New England Ivy, Juniper

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Color Dare 101 with Hooligans

Here's my Color My Heart project for this week. The colors are Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset, and Pear.

Come play along with us this week!
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Hooligans

Goodbye Buttercup

We are coming out with a new color called Canary to replace Buttercup. I have it ordered, so we'll see how it compares. But I sure will miss my sweet little Buttercup! Anyway, here is a card I made for some Thursday challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch
CASE Study
Pals Paper Arts

I was trying to think of a paper pack that had navy and yellow, and I just couldn't think of one, so I scoured my paper bag and came up with Pemberley. I had just the right amount of scraps to make this card! And I love how the challenges from CASE Study and CAS(E) This Sketch work together so well!


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Buttercup
B&Ts: Pemberley
Stamps: Say It In Style
Ink: Buttercup, Outdoor Denim
Other: pearls (not CTMH), Waxy Flax, Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Balloon Rides

Here's a card I started making for 3 challenges. I had a hard time at first. I was trying to make the zip strip sentiments fit on the front, but I just couldn't get them to look right. Then I took some time away from it, went to see Maleficent at the theater with a friend, then came back to it and knew exactly what it needed. The chipboard shape from the Balloon Ride complements ties in perfectly with the chipboard polka dots, the blue of the background paper, and the brown of the bronze shimmer trim.

The challenges are:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots and Flowers
Heart 2 Heart - Up, up, and away

I love that balloon from the "hero" paper; it is so elegant! The die cut really coordinates well with it! I was looking for a flower in my stash, and I accidentally created a sunflower with paper flowers and a bronze designer brad. I liked it so much, and it fit nicely with the shimmer trim and the creme brulee in the paper, that I just decided to go ahead and use it (even though I was looking for a peony).

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink
B&Ts: Balloon Ride
Complements: Balloon Ride
Other: On Target Dimensional Elements, Antiqued Bronze Designer Brads, Paradise Just Blooms Paper Shapes, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Scallop Border Punch

Monday, July 7, 2014

Timberline with Ivy Lane

I couldn't go to bed tonight without creating something, so I whipped up this Christmas card. I'm entering it into these challenges:

Atlantic Hearts
Merry Monday

I was inspired by the wood grain cabinet in the Merry Monday inspiration photo. So I used the woodgrain paper in the Timberline pack. For the leafy swirl, I used a sticker from the Ivy Lane complements. 

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Timberline, Ivy Lane
Stamps: Countdown
Ink: Topiary
Other: Olive Mini Medleys, Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes, Green/Blue Epoxy Bubbles

Sunday, July 6, 2014

It's Sunday

The Sunday challenges looked like fun today. There were two color challenges, so I ended up using the same sketch to make two cards. I was excited that I could use the same paper packet for both. The first color combo was red, white, and blue, and the second was green, blue, and grey. I used the same blue from the Jubilee pack for both cards, then I used the red gingham with Colonial White for the second card, and the green bandanna paper with Slate for the first card. Here are the challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Order of the Opus Gluei - ribbon/string/twine
Sunday Stamps - Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, and Slate
Pile It On - Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Red, white, and blue

I really love the country look. I haven't really gotten to work with Jubilee yet, but this is my favorite paper packet out of the whole Spring/Summer Idea Book! I used the Dimensional Elements Complements instead of stamps for my sentiments. Which one do you like better?

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Slate
B&Ts: Jubilee
Complements: Jubilee
Other: Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes, Neutral Baker's Twine Assortment, Red Brad Assortment, Green Button Assortment

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Christmas Blog Hop

I found this blog hop at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. They have 4 challenges that you can choose from. But I decided to choose all four (you know me, I can't pick just one challenge)! I made a square vintage card with 2 buttons, used 3 shades of pink and 2 shades of green, used the sketch (with a Santa instead of the tree), and I used my stickers.

When I hear "vintage" I think Mistletoe. I have a lot of Mistletoe paper left, but the Santa and the tag are my last stickers from the kit. I've never paired it with pink before, but I think I like it. I used baby pink for the cardstock and a blush button. The greens are New England Ivy and Sweet Leaf.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Baby Pink
B&Ts: Mistletoe
Stickease: Mistletoe
Markers: New England Ivy
Other: Pink, Green, and Holiday Buttons Assortments, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

A Dakota Card

I had a big challenge trying to combine today's challenges, but I think it turned out great. Here is what I had to work with:

Less is More: CAS with earth tones
Crazy for Challenges: Red, White and Blue
Our Creative Corner: Homemade flowers with Hand-dyed ribbon
Retro Sketches: an old sketch that I made this card with (it's the second one in the post)

Here's what I came up with:

I minimized the layers a bit to give it some white space. I used Barn Red ink for the red, but an earthier red - almost brown. I dyed my seam binding ribbon with a barn red alcohol marker. My flowers were made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and sponged with Barn Red ink. I think they look like thistles.

Here is the sketch and color challenge:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Dakota
Stamps: Avonlea WOTG
Ink: Barn Red
Other: Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Real life...

Now here's a card I'm excited about. It turned out just how I imagined. I needed a card for my brother for his 30th birthday coming up next week. So I took inspiration from these 3 challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch
Pals Paper Arts
CASE Study

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to make the number overlay and the cutouts for the stamps and also for the number 30. For the grey, I brought in the Slate polka dot washi tape and the black and grey sparkle assortment. The other colors are Twilight and Juniper.
PPA210 Basic Gray Lost Lagoon Pool Party 

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: All the Details
Ink: Twilight, Juniper
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Black and Grey Sparkles

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Be Still...

Here is a card I made for today's challenges:

Color Throwdown
Freshly Made Sketches
Word Art Wednesday
Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

I used some scraps from Ivy Lane, and the pink and white strip is stamped with the chicken wire stamp from Distressed Backgrounds. The circle panel is popped up with 3D foam tape. I finished it off with Flamingo Dots.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Lagoon, Colonial White
B&Ts: Ivy Lane
Stamps: Be Still, Distressed Backgrounds
Ink: Hollyhock, Lagoon
Other: Flamingo Dots