Friday, November 21, 2014


I've been making so many Christmas cards for workshops lately that I wanted to make something fun today. I made this for

CAS(E) This Sketch
Deconstructed Sketch
Colour Q
Frosted Designs - Thanks with Ribbon/Twine

 Deconstructed Sketch No. 178 

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Pathfinding
Stamps: Remarkable Wreath, La Belle Vie WOTG, Say it in Style
Ink: Barn Red, Chocolate, Autumn Terracota, Olive
Other: Harvest Baker's Twine, Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Color Dare 120 with Pathfinding

This week at Color My Heart, we are challenging you to use Barn Red, Goldrush, Glacier, Lagoon, and Olive on your project. If you didn't figure it out, these are the colors of the new Pathfinding paper pack from Close to My Heart. Pathfinding is a fall/Thanksgiving themed paper pack. I absolutely love it! I completed the card and scrapbooking Workshops on the Go, and I had a little of the pack left over. I really liked the stamp set from the Card kit, and I thought it would look great on a scrapbook page. I plan on placing a picture of us at Thanksgiving on this page.

I used the woodgrain stamp with Chocolate ink on Chocolate cardstock for the base. I ran the strips of Colonial White through my Cuttlebug with the CTMH dots embossing folder - just on the edges. The woodgrain, embossing, burlap, twine and tag were inspired by the Shabby Tea Room Photo. The sketch is from Atlantic Hearts. I'm also entering this into the Pink Elephant "Anything But a Card" challenge.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Chocolate
B&Ts: Pathfinding
Stamps: Pathfinding Card WOTG
Ink: Chocolate, Goldrush, Glacier, Olive
Other: Dots Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon, jute twine (not CTMH)

Red Snow Card

Here's a Christmas card I made on Saturday, I just didn't get around to taking a picture of it. I made it for:

Crazy 4 Challenges - sketch
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Window
Just Us Girls - Turquoise, Red, and Gold (or yellow)
Less Is More - More than one tree


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cranberry
B&Ts: Chalk It Up
Stamps: Frosted Card WOTG, Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking WOTG
Ink: VersaMark, White Daisy, Lagoon
Other: Gold Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder

Pear & Partridge Picture My Life Card Workshop

Here is the last card workshop that I will be offering. These cards use the Pear and Partridge a la carte Picture My Life scrapbooking program. We will be making 13 cards - 9 5"x7" and 4 4 1/4"x5 1/2". This is a beginner level class, which will take about one hour. The price of this workshop is $12.95 + tax/shipping. If you are interested in attending this workshop or purchasing the kit, please leave a comment below.

Thank you to Lisa Stenz who designed this workshop!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cranberry, New England Ivy
Kits: Picture My Life Pear & Partridge
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Clear Sparkles

Cut Above and Snowhaven Workshops

Here are two more workshops I am offering:

The first is A Cut Above workshop offered by Close To My Heart. This workshop is pre-cut, and includes everything you need to make 10 cute 5"x7" cards with envelopes. All you need is adhesive! Provided at the class will be a stamp set to choose which sentiment you want on your card:

This workshop is $12.95 + tax/shipping. Please leave a comment if you are interested in attending this workshop or purchasing the kit.

Materials used:
Kit: Cut Above Holiday Kit
Stamp: Merriest Christmas
Ink: Cranberry

The next workshop is also offered by Close to my Heart. This is the Snowhaven Cardmaking Workshop On the Go. At this workshop we will create 15 cards. This is an advanced level class. Expect 4+ hours to create all 15 cards. This will cost $18.50 without the stamp set or $24.95 with the stamp set (plus tax/shipping).

Materials used:
Kit: Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG
Ink: Cranberry, Glacier, Slate

Yuletide Carol Workshop

My second Christmas card workshop I'm offering is made with the Yuletide Carol Paper and Stickease. With this workshop you will get 1/2 pack Yuletide Carol paper and one package of Stickease. You will also get 10 Colonial White card bases and envelopes. The price of this workshop is $13.25 + tax and shipping. Comment to let me know if you are interested in attending the workshop or purchasing the kit!

Thank you to Gail Gross for designing this workshop!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Ruby, New England Ivy, Champagne, Black
B&Ts: Yuletide Carol
Stickease: Yuletide Carol
Stamps: Scandinavian Wishes
Ink: Ruby, Desert Sand

Reason for the Season Workshop

Here is a workshop I will be offering at the beginning of December. The cost will be $12.95 + tax/shipping. Let me know in the comments if you are interested in attending or ordering this kit.

This is a 10 card workshop. Here is a closer look:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, Whisper
B&T's: Snowhaven
Stamps: Reason for the Season, Mary & Babe, Glory to God
Ink: Slate, Cranberry, Glacier

Friday, November 14, 2014

Color Dare 119 with Bella

This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Hollyhock, Smokey Plum and Olive on your project. I used CTMH's retired Bella pack to make this layout. The stamp set I used was With Love, and the layout is Main Frame- Backdrop from Reflections.

 I only had scraps of this paper pack, so I used inchies to decorate my cardstock.

Come play along this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smokey Plum, Chocolate
B&Ts: Bella
Stamps: With Love
Ink: Chocolate, Hollyhock, Olive
Other: Chocolate Brads

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Green Chalkboard

As you guys know, I love combining challenges. I went to the Saturday challenges yesterday, and this is what I found:

Crazy 4 Challenges - numbers
Just Us Girls - chalkboard trend
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - colors: red and green with silver or gold
Less is More - One Layer with stars

I was stumped at first because I couldn't use black for 52CCT, then how was I going to make a chalkboard card? I thought and thought, until I finally realized - some chalkboards are green! So I used New England Ivy cardstock cut out with Art Philosophy for the card base.

I used gold embossing powder for the star, a button with hemp for the pop of red, and outlined the card with a gold metallic marker. The images are stamped in White Daisy pigment ink and smeared with a tissue. I used the Bible verse, Luke 2:14 for the numbers.

Materials used:
Cardstock: New England Ivy
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: VersaMark, White Daisy
Other: Gold embossing powder, Holiday buttons, Natural Hemp, Metallic Markers

Friday, November 7, 2014

Color Dare 118 with Mayberry

This week at Color My Heart we're challenging you to use Smoothie, Olive, and Honey in your project. I used the retired Mayberry paper pack to create this birthday cake layout of my daughter. The layout is the right page of Swing Rhythm from Imagine.

I used the cupcake from the Chocolate Affair stamp set to paper piece my cupcakes using Honey, Cocoa, and Smoothie ink.

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Smoothie, Cocoa
B&Ts: Mayberry
Stamps: Just A Number, Chocolate Affair
Ink: Cocoa, Honey, Smoothie
Other: Cocoa Brads, Natural Hemp, Stardust Glitter Gel

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Orange! (Color Dare 117)

This week's color dare was to use orange, any shade of orange, on your project. My favorite from CTMH is Autumn Terracotta. We had a beautiful fall this year, and I got some pretty pictures, so I wanted to feature them in a layout this week. I got sick, so I didn't get to make this layout on time, so here it is, 5 days late.

I cased this layout from Annual Inspirations p. 55. The layout is MIFYH vol. 1, pat. 18. I used the Pathfinding paper pack and the Fall Harvest stamp set.

Come join us this week at Color My Heart!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, Cashmere, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Pathfinding
Stamps: Fall Harvest
Ink: Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, Olive
Other: Pathfinding Assortment, Gold Bling Gems, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Basic Paper Fundamentals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

CAS Vintage

I was looking at my Saturday inspirations, and found these challenges:

Sketches: Retro Sketches, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Less is More: Non-traditional Christmas colors
Our Creative Corner: Use a Nature Photo and a vintage style
Just Us Girls: Wreath

I found this photo of my girls and their snowman:

So I found it in my file under Feb. 2012, added a Sepia tone in PicMonkey, and edited that big black leaf off of Susanna's face:

Looks pretty vintage-y, right? Then I printed it on cardstock, cropped it down, and added it to a 5x7 card with some layers of black, white and kraft.

I added some pink sparkles for a non-traditional pop of color.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Kraft
Stamps: Holiday Wishes, Avonlea Scrapbooking WOTG
Ink: White Daisy, Chocolate, VersaMark
Other: White embossing powder, Prisma Glitter, Pink & Purple Sparkles, Cocoa Ribbon Rounds, White Baker's Twine, Florets Just Blooms Paper Shapes

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Leaf

Here is a fall card I made. I was playing with the new ShinHan markers from CTMH. I know I could have done better, but it's not bad for my first try. I was inspired by these challenges:

Color Throwdown
Word Art Wednesday
Freshly Made Sketches
Simon Says

Here is the inside:


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica, Goldrush, Honey
Stamps: Fall Harvest, Look to the Light
Ink: Black
Markers: Barely Beige, Marigold, Golden Yellow, Leaf Green, Clay
Other: Black & Grey Sparkles assortment, Stripe Embossing Folder, filigree frame embossing folder from SU (not CTMH)