Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Ice Cream Dream, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Judy Faye Garners's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have 50 Close To My Heart Consultants participating in this blog hop. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I made a card using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches and the color combo from Color Throwdown. I was pleased that the Brushed paper pack contained the right colors for this combo! I'm also entering this into the challenge at Pile it On - for coloring.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Brushed
Stamps: Ice Cream Dream
Ink: Pear, Pixie, Desert Sand
Other: Watercolor Pencils 


Now "Hop" on over to Jennifer Dykstra's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fruity Berries

All the fruity colors at Colour Q reminded me of the Taste of Summer paper pack, so I used it and the coordinating stamp set with the sketch from Nacho Average Challenges to make this fruity card.


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Taste of Summer
Stamps: Taste of Summer
Ink: Hollyhock, Juniper, & Black

Friday, May 22, 2015

Color Dare 143

Good Morning. This week at Color My Heart we are daring you to use Black and White plus Gold. Flaxen is a suitable addition or substitution for the Gold.

I made a card CASED from one I saw on Pinterest.

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Flaxen
Stamps: In the Background, The Happy Couple
Ink: VersaMark, Black
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Brown/Tan Sparkles, gold ribbon (not CTMH)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cats and Cupcakes

Today I was surprised that I was able to fit all the Sunday challenges into one card!

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Sunday Stamps - colors
Opus-Gluei - Feathers
Cupcake Inspirations - Girls Night Out
Pile It On - Cute Animal
Sentimental Sundays - Really Girly

I used Free to Be Me for the colors (aqua) for Sunday Stamps, and the feathers (vellum) for Opus Gluei. I used Paper Doll for the Sentimental Sundays Girly theme and the "Girls Night Out" Cupcake Inspirations theme. I gave her a little Cozy Cat, just to Pile It On. And I used Blossom Card WOTG for the celebration sentiment.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Free to Be Me Embossed Teal, Lagoon, Slate, Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: Free to Be Me Feather vellum
Stamps: Paper Doll, Cozy Cat, Blossom card WOTG
Ink: Black, White Daisy
Markers: Lagoon, Slate, Whisper, Pastel Peach, Barely Beige, Mahogany, Light Orange, Golden Yellow, Marigold

Friday, May 8, 2015

Color Dare 141

This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Glacier, Olive, Hollyhock, Chocolate, and Kraft on your project. I made a card using some scraps from different paper packs. I got this idea from Pinterest.

Come join us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate
B&Ts: Pathfinding, Wings, Ivy Lane
Stamps: Card Chatter - Sympathy
Ink: Black

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thanks, Mom

Here's the Mother's day card that I will (hopefully) send to my mother. Come to think of it I better get to the post office! Mother's day always sneaks up on me.

Here are the challenges I'm entering this card into:

Atlantic Hearts -sketch
Colour Q
The Shabby Tea Room
Heart 2 Heart -Mum's the Word
The Pink Elephant - Thanks/Appreciation


Materials used:
Cardstock: Tulip, Baby Pink, Sorbet, White Daisy
B&Ts: Blossom
Stamps: Pair-a-Phrase
Ink: Black, Tulip
Markers: Sorbet, Lagoon, Slate, Pear, Cranberry, Tender Pink (ShinHan)
Other: Sorbet stitched ribbon

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


I wanted to make a card today, so I looked up some challenges and found some supplies laying around that I could work with. I had this Lagoon ink and Glacier Twine that I thought would work well together. I used some Baby Pink and Saddle cardstock scraps. And I used an embossing folder that the baby threw on the floor that I hadn't picked up yet! I accented with some Blush Bigger Brads. The challenges are:

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Nacho Average Challenge
Clear it Out Challenge

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink, Saddle
Stamps: Childhood Portrait
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Pink Brads Assortment, embossing folder from SU (not CTMH)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blossom Creative Insider

I have a group of 2 customers (one of which is now a consultant), and for May they wanted to do Blossom. But one wanted to do cards and one wanted to do scrapbooking. I bought the cards and the Paper pack for myself, but I didn't want to waste money on a stamp set (for the creative insider) just to let one person do a layout. So I decided to use the May SOTM instead of Snapshot Memories for the Layout. I like how it turned out. A lot of the images and sentiments are the same or similar. The only extra stamp I used was from Your Own Kind of Wonderful for the title.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy, Sorbet
B&Ts: Blossom
Stamps: Just Sayin'
Ink: Sorbet, Lagoon
Other: Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Coral Reef Sequins

Christmas in May

This afternoon I'd like to share with you a Christmas card I made for 2 challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown
CASE-ing Christmas

The original card inspired the colors, the bird, and the ribbon & pearls on my card. I used the sketch from 52CCT. Here is the original card by Mynnette Kitchen from CASE-ing Christmas.

And the sketch from 52CCT:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Ruby, Colonial White, Kraft
Stamps: To You and Yours
Ink: Black
Markers: Shin Han Touch Twin Carmine, Sap Green, Pastel Green, Colorless Blender
Other: Licorice Opaques, Black Stripe Twill Ribbon


I really like the Orange and Blue combination in the Blossom paper pack, so I used it to make a card for the challenge over at Less is More - Opposite colors on the color wheel. I made a pair of glasses for the "eye" theme challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. The sketch is from Retro Sketches and I used a bit of twine for the Word challenge at Just Us Girls.

I kinda wanted to add some sparkle to this card, but you know, as they say, "Less is More."

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Blossom
Stamp Sets: All the Details, Family Photo
Ink: Sunset, Lagoon
Other: Paradise Baker's Twine

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday to CAS-ual Fridays

This month is CAS-ual Fridays' fourth birthday. I am playing along in their orange/turquoise birthday card challenge. I'm also playing at Friday Mashup with the retired stamp/ sketch challenge. My retired stamp is the February stamp of the month that I hadn't even used yet! It's called a Happy Hello.


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Year Noted
Stamps: A Happy Hello
Ink: Black, Sunset, Lagoon
Other: Green/Blue Sparkles

Color My Heart 140

Hi! This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Ruby and Crystal Blue with White Daisy and Colonial White. I made a card CASEd from Pinterest. And I'm entering it into the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Come join us this week!

Cardstock: Colonial White, White Daisy
Stamps: Washi Wonder, Mayberry WOTG, It's the Little Things, Live Out Loud
Ink: Ruby, Crystal Blue
Other: Red Sparkles, Clear Bitty Sparkles