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

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)

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

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Cross

I was inspired by this week's art from Word Art Wednesday. The verse really hits home with me right now, to be more of Christ and less of the world. I was also inspired by the colors in the photo at Inspired By. The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Click on the  photo if you can't read the verse. I used Florentine paper, and a faux stitching technique around the edge of the Twilight layer.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White, Twilight
B&Ts: Florentine
Stamps: He is Risen, word art from WAW (not CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Basic Brads Assortment, Spring Blossom Just Blooms

Friday, October 25, 2013

52CCT October Technique - Fancy Folds!

This week's challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to make a fancy-fold card. Now I don't know if I've ever even attempted one before, so I had to do some googling! I found this website and CASED her tri-fold card because I loved it so much. She also has a great tutorial about how to make these, so go check it out!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Colonial White
B&Ts: Pear & Partridge
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Silver Glitz Glitter Gel

Gift Bag & Tag

Our colors for color dare #66 at Color My Heart are Gypsy and Buttercup. I made a gift bag for a new baby, and I'm also entering it into these challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays
Retro Sketches
Frosted Designs
Heart 2 Heart

This bag is 5 inches tall and is cut from the Artiste cartridge.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
Stamps: New Arrival
Ink: Chocolate, Gypsy, Buttercup
Other: Paradise Baker's Twine, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Clear Buttons