Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wedding gift Album

Some of my knitting friends are sending a "Sunshine Package" to a friend in New Zealand. It's a cold, dreary winter there, and she's not doing well. Since she's getting married soon, I made her this accordion album with our new paper pack - La Vie En Rose. I used the "Tie the Knot" Cricut cartridge and the CTMH stamp sets The Happy Couple and Precious Love with Vogue Alphabet for the names. I used several layouts from Imagine, just reduced in size and altered a bit. I used almost a half of the paper pack. I didn't add extra embellishments because I'm sending it to NZ and I want it to remain shipable, and not risk things falling off. :)

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Pomegranate, Poppy, Pixie, Baby Pink
B&Ts: La Vie En Rose
Stamps: Vogue Alphabet, The Happy Couple, Precious Love
Ink: Black
Other: Tie the Knot (not CTMH),

Friday, August 21, 2015

Color Dare 156

Hi! This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Goldrush, Hollyhock, Colonial White, and Kraft on your project. I made a card CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest.

Come join us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Goldrush, Kraft
B&Ts: Ivy Lane
Stamps: Framed, Flowering Bunch
Ink: Black
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Buzz & Bumble Assortment, Goldrush Sassy Strands

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ode to Butterflies

I was a bit stumped with Wednesday's challenges this week. The colors at Color Throwdown were a bit unusual. And the sketch from Freshly Made left everything to the imagination. But after I slept on it I came up with this:

And this little guy was my inspiration:

We raised him from an egg and let him go last week. He had a buddy, but the poor guy drowned after falling into the water. That's when my hubby covered the jar with the foil. I didn't get a pic of him with his wings spread apart, but it was so majestic!

Color Throwdown - Green, Orange, Black
Freshly Made -Sketch
Word Art Wednesday - I included a scripture about trusting God
Simon Says - Back to school (This would make a great encouragement card for a student going back to school)


Materials used:
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Black, Sunset, White Daisy
Stamps: Everlasting Life, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Backgrounds and Borders
Ink: Black, Sunset
Other: Damask Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Color Dare 155 with Zoe

It took me a while, but I finally pulled out my Zoe kit to make a layout for the Color Dare at Color My Heart. This week we are challenging you to make a project using the colors from the kit: Canary, Sorbet, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Slate, Whisper, and White Daisy.

We took our kids to the zoo on Sunday, and I gathered up some pictures from my cell phone and my husband's I-pod, I got them printed and used them for this layout. It is a level 2 layout, and the sayings in the complements are just perfect for these photos. The layout is Creative Rhythm from Cherish. For my style of scrapbooking, Cherish is my go-to book because you can usually fit lots of photos on a page without a lot of cropping or enlarging.

Come join us! You have until tomorrow (Thursday) at 9pm central.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Slate, Glacier
B&Ts: Zoe
Complements: Zoe

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pretty Petals

I was looking at the Tuesday challenges, and noticed that they all really work well together! I love it when that happens. The sketch is from Nacho Average Challenge. The Color scheme is from ColourQ which works really well with the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired. The challenge at Clear it Out is Back to School and Office Supplies. I thought this might make a great teacher card. For the office supplies, I used brads in the center of my red flowers.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Brushed
Stamps: Pretty Petals
Ink: Tulip, Canary, Lagoon, Slate
Other: Lagoon Satin Ribbon, Fanfare Level 2 Assortment, Art Philosophy

Sunshine Sunflowers

In my last post I mentioned that I made two cards last night for some Monday challenges. Here is the second card. I made it for Heart 2 Heart, The Shabby Tea Room, and Mojo Monday. I used our retired Friendship Bouquet stamp set for the sunflowers. I love playing with these stamps!

I used Art Philosophy to quickly cut out the little sunflower embellishments. The sentiment was from the Scroll Album WOTG.

I haven't blogged in a while because I've been working on a lot of knitting/crocheting projects. you can scroll down to my previous post to see some of my finished projects!
Materials used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White, Honey
Stamps: Friendship Bouquet, Scroll Album WOTG
Ink: Cocoa
Markers: Barely Beige, Golden Yellow, Clay, Pastel Green, Leaf Green, Sap Green
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Christmas in August

Last night I made some cards for some Monday challenges. Here is the Christmas card I made for Merry Monday and Atlantic Hearts:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cranberry, New England Ivy
Other Paper: Topiary Elementals
Stamps: Christmas Love
Ink: New England Ivy
Other: Red Glitter Gems, Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Bitty Sparkles, Laughing Lola Assortment, Bulk Base & Bling Flowers

I have been doing a lot of knitting lately, so I am trying to do a little more scrapping because my craft room feels neglected!

Here are some of the knitting projects I've finished:

Friday, August 7, 2015

Color Dare 154 with Smokey Plum

Good morning! This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Smokey Plum with White Daisy on your projects. I made this simple card using my new Hostess Rewards stamp set, Paper Bird.

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Viva
Stamps: Paper Bird
Ink: Smokey Plum
Other: Purple Glitter Gems