Sunday, February 26, 2012

FTL #179

My final post for the night! Whew!

I loved the Clean and Simple Stamping sketch this week. I think this is my first time to participate and since I had some new stamps to break in Saturday - I thought it very fitting!

Here is my card using StazOn Timber Brown ink, a Skipping Stones Design stamp set, CTMH Water color pencils, Olive ink, and Cocoa cardstock, and a Fiskars corner rounder. 

Simple can be fun - I loved experimenting with this one.

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Card Patterns 154

A wonderful weekend here - and I hope y'all are enjoying the fabulous weather as much as we are in TN. It was beautiful all weekend. I even got a couple of nice walks in, raising my spirits thanks to the fresh air and sunshine!

I loved the CardPatterns sketch this week.

For this card I used some of my my favorite CTMH paper I keep stashed away for special occasions. This one I made for a very close friend struggling with a new diagnosis.

My favorite paper combined with some new goodies from Skippping Stones Design and My Craft Spot yielded one of my favorite cards in a while.

Card base and pearl gems: Recollections; "Wings" Patterned paper, black scroll sticker,
Antique Copper brad: CTMH; Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon: My Craft Spot; Stamps: Skipping Stones
Design; Desert Sand ink: CTMH; Black Versa ink: Tsukineko.

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Friday Mashup #47 and PDCC #120

I have been putting off making a baby card for a gift I need to send with my daughter to school. (Typical) -- I let the Play Date Colors inspire me, because they seemed PERFECT for a baby boy card! They are beautiful.
I combined with the Friday Mashup challenge and came up with a darling baby boy card.....
So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Kissing Technique".
  2. Or Make a "Round" project.
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Round project featuring the Kissing Technique".
All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Patterned paper - Aspen and Emporium; stamp sets: "Trinity" Alpha and "Baby Love";
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Creme Brulee Baker's Twine; White Daisy Embroidery Floss;
Blue Bitty Sparkles; Olive, Creme Brulee and Sky ink.
Kissing stamp is "Grunge" from Skipping Stones Design; Card base is by Studio G.
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H2H 2.20.12 and Color Throwdown #180

Squeee! Look at the time!   I allowed myself an hour to casually post my crafty projects from this weekend and have allowed myself to be distracted by the drama and fast-paced action of this week's Castle episode. :)   I LOOOVE that show! I am snuggly in bed with the tv on and some blogging ahead of me - great ending to a great weekend!

For my first post of the night, I combined an H2H sketch with the Color Throwdown colors.


I used CTMH colors Heavenly Blue, Goldrush, Sunny Yellow, and Grey Wool. The sentiment is from "Card Chatter - Sympathy".

All products used are CTMH:
Patterned Paper - Splendor; Creme Brulee Bakers Twine, Sunny Yellow Cardstock,
Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge (3-D flower), Licorice kit Opague gems, Grey Wool ink pad (stamped
sentiment and inked edges).
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Colour Q #125 and Mojo Monday sketch #229

I am here for a quick post, then off to bed! I've been absent from my crafty time for several days due to jobs popping up around the house. And, it seems like someone has been sick here or we've had company for the past few weeks.

I took a break tonight and hid out in my room after I got everyone to bed! (Hubby included!) I worked on the Mojo Monday sketch and the Colour Q colors for this week. I haven't used a Mojo sketch in quite some time and this week's appealed to me even more than usual.


The Colour Q colors reminded me of a DCWV paper stack I got for Christmas. I used my CTMH stamp sets, "Something Splendid" for the flower and the February Stamp of the Month, "Thoughtful Tidings".  My CTMH colors were Crystal Blue, Topiary, and Barn Red.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Colour Q Challenge #123

Fun colors over at Colour Q this week! I had more ideas than I had time tonight. :) But that's nothing unusual.

They reminded me of my "You're Sweet" stamp set from CTMH. One of my favorites. I haven't had it for very long, but I haven't given it the attention it deserves in any respect.

The Idea Book display for this stamp set in a prior issue showed the lemon slices used as a banner and I loved it! I went with that idea and expanded on it as I've been tempted to do since seeing it. The end result turned out better than expected in some ways, even though the card doesn't look exactly as I had pictured. I'm pleased with it overall and plan to use it as a Birthday Card this week for our nanny.

CTMH: ink colors - Tulip, Smoothie, and Cotton Candy (Sweet Leaf - 2nd generation); Sunset and Tulip brads; "You're Sweet" stamp set;
Tulip Ribbon; Recollections (Michael's):  pink rhinestone gems; Making Memories: Pink brads; Papertrey Ink: white cardstock; Tsukinkeo - Versa Fine ink, Onyx

 Don't forget to check out the inspiring artwork over at the Colour Q blog. Thanks for looking! Pin It

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Color Throwdown 177

This weeks colors over at Color Throwdown reminded me of my "new" favorite CTMH paper kit, "Roxie". Yummy!

I paired Black cardstock and Smoothie colored patterned paper with a sketch I've loved from Card Ideas for Paper Crafters (pg. 26). I was excited to finally make a version of this card.

The White Daisy ribbon, flower "bling" brad, sentiment paper strip, rose stamp and ink (Smoothie and Olive) are all CTMH.

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H2H - 3D projects

A first for me! I've never been big on doing 3D projects - just not my forte. But with the new AP cartridge and a fun suggestion from a fellow scrapbooker at a crop last weekend, I've had the most fun making little Valentine gift bags with my daughter. I made my own version as a model for her to see and she's been making them for her classroom to take to school. We enjoyed "playing" all Saturday afternoon.

Here is my gift bag; I plan for this one to go to the Hubby complete with his favorite candy and gift card to his favorite places.

All products are CTMH with the exception of the pink "furry" ribbon, from Adornaments by EK Success.

This little project was loads of fun and a "new" project for me. Thanks for looking! Hope you have had a fabulous weekend. Be sure to check out the other 3D projects linked up at H2H. Pin It

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CASE Study #76 and Colour Q #122


I am THRILLED that tomorrow is Friday. My hubby doesn't have to work the weekend and we, currently, have little to no plans! A perfect weekend for some R&R which we all 4 desperately need.

I squeezed in some crafting this evening, and when I say squeeze - I meant from Mojo Central in my brain. WOW. It was like squeezing blood from a turnip. It took me a while to get "with it". I was trying not to get frustrated, because I knew I was tired - but then again I was feeling stubborn and knew I wouldn't be satisfied until I cranked out SOMETHING that didn't make my top lip curl up. I tried several things tonight, some were ideas that have been floating in my head all day - that didn't quite work out and others were new inspiration!

The best inspiration tonight came from the CASE Study Challenge and Colour Q colors from this weeks' challenges.

After my few "failed attempts", I broke down and pulled out my new "Roxie" kit from CTMH. Normally, I make it a habit NOT to use my new kits in cards and challenges, b/c I am so blame stingy with my new CTMH kits! Ha! .... But as part of my 2012 Program (mentioned in previous posts), I find that if I actually use some of the cool stuff I bought, I like my projects much better. Case in point.....
All products are Close to my Heart unless otherwise noted.
Tsukineko: Black Versa Fine ink
Other: Black paper, Vellum

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