Saturday, June 30, 2012

Layout #2

Materials used:
Paper: Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Baby Pink, Hollyhock, White Daisy cardstock
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Pink Ribbon collection

Layout #1

Materials used:
Paper: Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Baby Pink, Hollyhock and White Daisy cardstock
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Mayberry card

I dug out my Mayberry kit to use up some scraps for this one. The challenge was paper piecing from the Ribbon Carousel, and the sketch was from Sweet Sunday Sketch. I thought the little diamonds on one of the B&T's would be perfect to paper piece into the stitched flower from Just for You. I like the way it turned out.
Materials used:
Paper: Mayberry; Colonial White Smoothie, and Cocoa cardstock
Stamps: Just for You
Ink: Cocoa
Other: Colonial White ribbon

Friday, June 29, 2012

Color My Heart and Mojo Monday

I made this card for my color dare challenge over at Color My Heart and for the Mojo Monday sketch.

The color dare was to take a current Close to My Heart paper pack and add a new, unexpected color to it. I added Buttercup and Smokey Plum to Stella.

Materials used:
Paper: Stella; Colonial White, Buttercup, and Smokey Plum cardstock
Other: Stella Canvas Compliments, Pin Clips, Bohemian Assortment

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Crazy4Challenges and For Your Inspiration

This card is 5x7. I LOVE the way it turned out! It looks so much better in person. I took inspiration from the colors and the water theme from FYI. The rain drops and branches were made with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, and I added some Bitty Sparkles to the rain drops. The sketch was from Crazy4Challenges.

Materials used:
Paper: Black, Grey Wool, and Grey Flannel cardstock; white cardstock (not CTMH)
Stamps: free word art from Word Art Wednesday
Other: AP cricut cartridge, Bitty Sparkles.

Summer Olympics

This is my summer Olympics card for Simon Says. I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It's just a fun little card to congratulate someone for doing well :)
Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Superhero
Stamps: American Celebration, Superhero WOTG, Adventure USA (for the diver)
Ink: Cranberry, Moonstruck, Black, Sunny Yellow, Topiary

My hope and future are in God's hands

I made this card for Word Art Wednesday, the Color Throwdown and for Freshly Made Sketches. This sketch is awsome. It might jsut be my go-to sketch from now on! For the colors I used Lagoon, Sunset, Smoothie (all from Dotty for You) and Grey Wool.
Materials used:
Paper: Dotty for You, White (not CTMH) and Grey Wool cardstock
Stamps: Art Philosophy, free word art from Word Art Wednesday (not CTMH)
Ink: Black
Other: Just Blooms Paradise assortment, White Daisy Bigger Brad, Smoothie Baker's Twine

Retrosketches and Dynamic Duos

Here's one for Christmas in June! I used Kraft for my base and the colors were Ponderosa Pine and Bamboo.;

Materials used:
Paper: Kraft, Bamboo, Ponderosa Pine cardstock
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Ink: Ponderosa Pine
Other: Green Button, Chocolate Ricrac, brown baker's twine (not CTMH)

CAS-ual Friday is PINK

Here's my pink card for CAS-ual Fridays. It's my first time making a card with a lot of "white space" (pink space LOL).  I like the way it turned out. And I'm a Mary Kay girl, so I love pink :) This stamp set from Pemberly WOTG is always done with blue and brown or yellow, or just black and white. I like it better in pink :)

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Baby Pink cardstock
Stamps: Pemberly WOTG
Inks: Hollyhock
Other: Bitty Pearls

A Day for Daisies and Craft-a-Scene

I don't have any copics, and I like the look of it in black and white, so I just left it that way. Close To My Heart is discontinuing their markers, so I'm holding out until convention (less than 2 weeks away!!!!) to purchase copics, CTMH markers, or anything similar. I used the free digi image from A Day for Daisies and then CTMH's Perfect Day stamp set to do the background. I think it looks kind of cool. What do you think? Craft-a-scene's challenge was beach themed - you have to have a bit of sand and water. A Day for Daisies' theme was texture, so I added the Ponderosa Pine Sassy Strands.

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Crystal Blue cardstock
Stamps: ADFD free digi stamp  (ot CTMH), Perfect Day
Ink: Black
Other: Sassy Strands

ColourQ and Pals Paper Arts

Last week my patriotic card was in the top 3 at Pals Paper Arts! It was my first time, hopefully not my last. I think my artwork is improving. Any feedback would be helpful!!!!!

I was chosen as a Colour Q courtier for this card I submitted last week. I'm so excited!!!!

Here is a new one for Colour Q, and I used the sketch at Pals Paper Arts.
I was inspired by the paisley in this blouse, and when I saw that there was a paisley stamp in the rock the block set, I knew I just had to use it. So I random stamped this piece of paper and layered it onto a Buttercup card base. Doesn't that pattern rock?!?!

I'm also entering this into heart2heart's wedding theme challenge.
Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Buttercup and Pacifica cardstock
Stamps: Rock the Block
Inks: Holiday Red, Pacifica, Buttercup, Grey Wool
Other: Buttercup Marker, Cranberry Bigger Brad, Prima flower (not CTMH)

Shabby Tea Room and Pink Elephant

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Pink patterned paper from Creative Memories, Vellum from HL (not CTMH), Juniper, Baby Pink, and Sunny Yellow cardstock
Stamps: Rock the Block
Ink: Blush, Juniper, Sunny Yellow
Other: Yellow sparkles (not CTMH)

baby thank you card

The Friday challenge at Frosted Designs was to create your own embellishments. I made my own embellishments by stamping the teddy bear in Crystal Blue ink and embossing him with Clear Detail Embossing Powder, then cutting him out with the 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch and stamping "thank you" all around. This sketch is from the Sweet Stop.,

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Dotty for You, Heavenly Blue and Crystal Blue cardstock
Stamps: Wonderland WOTG, Birthday Boy, Happy Holidays
Inks: Crystal Blue
Other: Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Lagoon Baker's Twine

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH), Dotty For You, Smokey Plum and Blush cardstock
Stamps: Wonderland WOTG
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Clear Sparkles, Silver Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Designer Brads, Lace (not CTMH)

Deconstructed Sketch No. 57

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunshine Card

This card is for Inspired By and Frosted Sketch.
This was kind of a challenging card to make, but it was fun. If you can't tell, it says at the bottom, "Let your light shine."

Materials used:
Paper: Dotty for You, Crystal Blue cardstock
Stamps: Perfect Day
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Buttercup Ricrac

First ever Merry Monday challenge

Do you like it?

Materials used:
Paper: Mistletoe, Colonial White and Cranberry cardstock
Stamps: A Holiday
Ink: Cranberry
Other: Pewter Mini Medley Assortment, Cranberry Ribbon

Merry Monday - sketch

Ribbon Carousel - Heavy Metal

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Grad card - male

I'm going to a graduation party today, so here is a card for him. I tried to make it non-fussy. I made it with the colors from the Play Date Cafe, I used the Mojo Monday sketch, and I added 10 graduation caps for the 10 things challenge at Our Creative Corner.

Materials used:
Paper: White, Black and Moonstruck cardstock
Stamps: Happy Holidays, Pair-a-phrase (for the inside)
Inks: Black, Black Staz-on
Other: Black Baker's Twine

Here's the inside:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Melon Mambo

This is a card I made for these 4 challenges. Dynamic Duos said to use Melon Mambo and Black. I used Smoothie, but I think Melon Mambo is a funny name. I had to use 3 papers, 3 buttons, 3 flowers, and 3 pearls for crazy4 challenges. I found 3 patterned papers with Smoothie: Mayberry, Dotty for You, and Roxie. Those were my textures for the twist at Sweet Stop, (also the grosgrain ribbon). The challenge at Our Creative Corner was to use buttons and burlap or bows. I didn't have any burlap, so I used a bow.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Mayberrie, Roxie, Dotty for You
Cardstock: white (not CTMH), Black
Stamps: Sweet Moments
Inks: Smoothie, Black
Other: Smoothie buttons, Smoothie ribbon, White Daisy Just Blooms Paper Flowers, Mocha Opaques adhesive pearls

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Card for Retro Sketches

This was a fun card to make:

Materials used:
Paper: Dotty for You, Bliss, Mischeif, Sllhouette, Black & Grey Wool cardstock
Stamps: Card Word Puzzle
Inks: Grey Wool
Other: Bliss Level 2 Assortment, Glimmer Brads, Colonial White Designer Brads, Just Blooms Paper Butterflies, Neutral Assortment Baker's Twine, Just Blooms Paper Flowers

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and ColourQ

Here is a card I made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday and ColourQ:

I thought the Patterned Paper from Dotty for You would be perfect for this challenge. The colors are just right! I just added some Sunflower carstock and ink to tie it in, and it was perfect! I love these patterns. It's could be a do-it-yourself pattern if you had the stamps to do it, because all of them corollate to stamps we sell! The CTMH colors I used were: Heavenly Blue, Lagoon, Sunflower, and Smoothie... and Colonial White as the neutral!

Materials used:
Paper: Dotty for You, Sunflower and Colonial White cardstock
Stamps: Enjoy Life
Inks: Heavenly Blue, Lagoon, Sunflower
Other: Just Blooms Paper Flowers, Smoothie Brads and Bigger Brads