Thursday, February 28, 2013

Later Sk8r for Color My Heart

I chose Outdoor Denim, Lagoon, and Pear for the color dare colors this week because they are the colors in Later Sk8r - a new boy's paper pack from CTMH. I made a layout because I needed to work on my sons scrapbook. I only had the paper swatches, so I made a layout using 6" strips. The layout is a Heart 2 Heart scrapbooking layout.

Here is what I stamped on the left page using second generation Outdoor Denim:

Here is my title cluster on the right page:

I used the Scroll Album WOTG stamp set for this layout. I stamped the chicken wire background image in Outdoor Denim ink on some Color-Ready Alphabet letters for the title.

I hope you can join us this week at Color My Heart. I'd love to see what YOU can create with these colors!


Materials used:
Cardstock: White, Slate
B&Ts: Later Sk8r
Stamps: Scroll Album WOTG
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Pear, Lagoon
Other: Color Ready Alphabet, ribbon and buttons from my friend (not CTMH)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Non-traditional Christmas Card

I haven't participated in any challenges for a while, so I thought, "What if I just combined them all into one card?" I don't do that very often, and I know I'll be breaking the rules on one or two challenges, but I think it was worth it. I LOVE this card! It is a VERY non-traditional Christmas card, but it makes me happy. Here are the challenges:

Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Merry Monday - Tic Tac Toe (I did ribbon, cute, & designer paper)
Heart 2 Heart - Clean and Simple
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Psalm 73:26
Sentimental Sundays - Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers
Opus Gluei - Movies (I chose Mixed Nuts)
Crazy4Challenges - texture (my felt letters)
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - felt (letters)
Less is More - Paper Piercing
CAS-ual Fridays - Silver
A Day For Daisies - die cut (wooden butterfly)
Frosted Designs - bold colors and patterns
Black Tie Fridays - Animals (butterflies)
Color Throwdown - I used Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, and Cashmere
Inspired By - I was inspired by the pink and the little flowers
For Your Inspiration - pink and outdoors
Freshly Made Sketches
I think that's all. :)

Update: I decided to link up with Pile it On, who's having a "sunshine" challenge this week. I mean, why not pile on another one?

Here is a close up on the letters:
Here is the inside:

For the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, I colored my wooden butterfly with my silver metallic marker, then added Silver Glitz Glitter  Gel. I chose the movie Mixed Nuts for the Opus Gluei challenge because it is a Christmas movie that takes place in California, so it's warm and bright and sunshiny. It's one of my favorites.

For Heart2Heart, CAS-ual Fridays, and Less is More, where the challenges are Clean and Simple, I made sure to use minimal layers, and keep some white space. For Freshly Made, I made sure to add no distressing.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White
B&Ts: Dotty for You
Stamps: Art Philosophy, Card-Chatter Sympathy
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Smoothie
Markers: Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Buttercup, Silver Metallic
Other: Cashmere Twill Ribbon, Garden Wooden Shapes, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel, Keepsake Felt Alphabet
Digi images: A Day for Daisies, Word Art Wednesday

Disclaimer: Some might say, when you use X-mas to replace Christmas, you are trying to x Christ out of Christmas. But here is a little known fact. In Greek, the word Christ starts with an X. Greek was the language he spoke. That's why X-mas is short for Christmas.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Flower Tag

Here's a tag I made for:

Mojo Monday
Heart2Heart - tag

Here's sentiment up close:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Sky, Chocolate, White Daisy
Stamps: Enjoy!
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Chocolate Ribbon, Chocolate Brads, Prima flowers (not CTMH)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

5 month layout

Here is the layout I made for my baby's 5 month pictures. I used the Victory paper pack and the sketch is from Heart 2 Heart scrapbooking.

I used the new Newspring Rubons I bought on clearance from my OBA. I love those. But what I love more is my new rubon tool! I can't tell you how easy it makes it! I am definitely going to use rubons more often now that I have it! The little doggy in the shoe is from one of the baby shower cards.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Victory
Other: Newsprint Rubons, Kraft Borders

Monday, February 18, 2013

Another Christmas Card

Here is a card for:

Merry Monday
Shabby Tea Room
Pink Elephant

I enjoyed making this card. I really like the Shabby Tea Room colors and I never would have thought to try them - aqua and brown with a silver element.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon, Chocolate, Silver Shimmer paper
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Chocolate Ribbon, Shimmer brads, Mistletoe Level 2 assortment, Clear Sparkles, Mocha Opaques

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Love Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card I made for 4 challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Our Creative Corner
Black Tie Fridays
The Play Date Cafe

I really like the look of this card. I hope you can see the sentiment and the texture. They're kind of light in the picture, but not so in real life.
I didn't use very many CTMH products for this card. We just didn't have the right colors. I have some old cardstock I used to use for scrapbooking that worked really well in my Cuttlebug. So I used those colors. The chipboard hearts and the sentiment and the kraft borders are from CTMH.

Materials used:
Cardstock: from my stash (not CTMH)
Stamps: Pear & Partridge cardmaking WOTG
Ink: Grey Wool
Other: ribbon bow from my stash (not CTMH), Kraft Borders, snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder (not CTMH)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7 Month Layout

I have been needing to finish my baby's first-year album, and he is already 16 months old. I also wanted to participate in some challenges. But I don't need any cards. So I tweaked them a little and came up with this layout:

The challenges are Dynamic Duos:

I used the cloud paper from Dotty for You to partake in the dessert option. I know there are some splashes of other colors, but I use a baby shower card to embellish each page, and I thought this one was so cute with this page!

Less is More - up in the air. I interpreted this inspiration by using clouds and the little bird in the tree. This is a clean and simple challenge, so I tried to make my layout as simple as possible with no distressing and minimal layers.

The Sweet Stop:
I used this sketch for my left page and I put the little bird on it for the spin.


I used this sketch as my right page, just adding a strip at the bottom for the photos.

I hope you like my layout. I know it will look much better once I get my photos developed and attached!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Color Dare 30 - Chantilly Card WOTG

Here is my card for this week's color dare - Pacifica and Sorbet. I have the Chantilly Card Workshop on the Go, but I haven't made it yet. I just pulled out the stamp set, and eyeballed the dimensions for the first card. I wanted to show that the same card design can work with different papers and colors. You could make hundreds of these cards using whatever papers you already have on hand - it's simple with our coordinating inks!

Materials used:
B&Ts: Elemental
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy
Stamps: Chantilly cardmaking WOTG
Ink: Pacifica, Sorbet
Other: Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Fanfare Level 2 Assortment

Monday, February 11, 2013

Brown & Yellow Christmas Card

I made a Christmas card for 2 Christmas challenges:

Merry Monday
52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Here is the inside:

Materials used:
B&Ts: Scholastic
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White, Honey
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: Saddle, Honey
Other: Honey Mini Medley Accents

Chantilly Silhouette Card

This is my first time using Chantilly, and I LOVE it. I made this card for 4 Monday challenges:

Mojo Monday
Heart 2 Heart and Pink Elephant -Love is in the Air
The Shabby Tea Room

I actually did real stitching on this card. I hate stitching, so you guys better appreciate it! LOL!

Here is the inside:
This is the Shabby Tea room inspiration. We were to use a silhouette:
Materials used:
B&Ts: Chantilly, Dakota
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Pear
Stamps: Card Chatter - Love, Sweet Moments
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy
Other: White Embroidery Floss, Cricut Artiste cartridge, shabby chic flower stickers (not CTMH), doily (not CTMH), lace (not CTMH)

Sunday, February 10, 2013


I made this Love card for these challenges:

Order of the Opus Gluei - card for charity
Sweet Sunday Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Love is in the Air

Here's the inside:

I didn't use CTMH products on this card except for the hemp. I like this paper pack I bought at Michael's, with the red and black and brown.

Materials used:
Paper: Union Square from Recollections
Other: flower from Spare Parts, metal charms from Walmart, Hemp from CTMH

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cased Home Decor for Heart2Heart

I wanted to make some home decor for the Heart 2 Heart challenge. I had a bracket frame laying around, so I looked for an idea. I found this one from Pamela OConnor. I liked it so much that I barely changed anything! The printout is from

I love this Bible verse. I hung it in my craft space, to remind me why I do what I do. I do it all for God, not for recognition. It's hard to remember that sometimes.

Materials used:
B&T: Dakota
Cardstock: White Daisy, Honey, Pear, Cotton Candy, Sky
Other: My Creations Bracket Frame, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Color My Heart 29 and Mojo Monday 279

Here is my Cranberry and Blush entry. I am entering it into:

Color My Heart
Mojo Monday
Pink Elephant

Materials used:
Cardstock: Cranberry, White Daisy, Baby Pink
B&Ts: Flirty, Dreamin
Stamps: You and Me, Mad About You
Ink: Chocolate, Blush
Other: Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Ribbon Collection, Spring Blossom Just Blooms, Pink Brad Assortment

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gnome Valentine

I finally inked up my Gnome Garden stamp. I've been meaning to use it for a while! I am entering this into these challenges:

Simon Says - Have a Heart
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Runway Inspired

Here is a close up on the gnome:

It's funny, but my inspiration for Runway inspired, was the hot pink suit, the brown trim on the belt and the suitcases (twine), and the hat (gnome hat).

Materials used:
Cardstock: Baby Pink, White Daisy
B&Ts: Olivia
Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine, Say it in Style, Gnome Garden
Ink: Black StazOn, Baby Pink
Marker Sets: Cranberry, Barn Red, Sorbet, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf
Other: Taffy marker, Gold glitter glue (not CTMH), Pink Glitz Glitter Gel, jute twine (not CTMH)