Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mojo Monday #184

I chose to do the square version of this week's Mojo sketch (probably my favourite card shape!) 
Stamp sets are Beautiful You, Verve and Friendship Flowers, CTMH; Patterned papers are Girl Friday, Cosmo Cricket; Cardstock is Kraft & Colonial White; Juniper & Desert Sand inks; Juniper button & ribbon; Kraft color-ready borders - all CTMH; Martha Stewart Baker's Twine.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketch time on Heart2Heart

Yay!  I love sketch weeks on the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog!  Mary has come up with a lovely circle image for you to try - or you can put the image onto a square or rectangular card - your choice.  My choice was to do a clear card, using one of CTMH's 4 1/2" square bases.  I've put the background and scalloped circle onto the inside of the card, and the vanilla cream circle with all the details is on the front.  I used Connie MacFarlane's instructions for making a ruched ribbon with our organdy, attached it with a little liquid glass, added a paper flower & some opaque pearls - and voila!  Photographing clear cards is a little tricky to avoid the glare, and to get a good image of it closed - so I've got a few angles to show you.
     Our March guest designer Mary Gunn is joining us for her last challenge, so check out what she & the design team have made to inspire you over at the H2H blog.  Remember to use mostly CTMH products in your creation, and you may be chosen as one of our April Top Ten or even win one of the monthly prizes.
 

All supplies are CTMH - Patterned Paper is Bliss; Cardstock is Chocolate, Grey Mist & Vanilla Cream; Ink is Chocolate; Organdy Ribbon; Opaque Pearls; Stamp Set is From Me to You; Clear Cards 4 1/2" assortment; Corner Rounder.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mojo Monday #183

Here's my attempt at this week's Mojo sketch:
Patterned papers are Marjolaine, Basic Grey; Cardstock is Kraft, Cocoa & Colonial White, CTMH; Sentiment is Sweet Treats, Verve; Ink is Cocoa; Sparkles & Cocoa ribbon - CTMH.

All About Baby at Heart2Heart

This week at the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog - we want you to show us your baby projects!  Cards, gift items, shower decorations - whatever you like.  You should use mostly CTMH products, post your picture to your blog and link up the post to the H2H blog.  At the end of the month, we will be reviewing all posts to come up with our Monthly Top Ten, and 2 random participants will win prize packs donated by our sponsors Lori Brown and Angie Parchey.  Lori is playing along with the design team this week, so head on over and peek at all the lovely ideas we have to inspire you!  I decided to do a 9x9" layout... my brother-in-law just became a grandfather a few weeks ago, so I wanted to make him a Grandpa's brag book.  I had a 9" album kicking around, and thought that it would work perfectly.  This is going to be the opening page, and I will fill in all of Will's info on the little tag once I verify the details.  Since I don't own the new Pennant Alphabet yet, I made my own:
Patterned paper is Magnifique; Cardstock is Desert Sand & Colonial White; Kraft Color-ready borders; Chocolate ribbon round; Wooden buttons; Bamboo Bigger Brads; Cream Embroidery Floss - all CTMH. (Stamp set is from the Sept 09 promo)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

CASE study Challenge #31

I was pretty excited to be chosen as one of the Top 3 in last week's challenge!  Here's another pretty card from Julee Tilman that we're casing on the CASE Study Challenge blog this week:
I loved the bold colours, and of course the fun green polka dots.  I also loved how Debbie Carriere layered her die cuts on this card, and wanted to give it a try.  Here's my effort:
Sentiment and pink die cut are Verve; Patterned Papers are Sophia; Cardstock is Pear, Hollyhock & White Daisy; Ink is Black; White Organdy ribbon - all CTMH; Martha Stewart punch; Nestabilities die.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Heart2Heart Layout

Mary just posted a new layout sketch on the Heart2Heart blog... and I'm just getting the previous one posted!  There is no time limit as to when you can play, but she posts a new sketch every 2nd Thursday, so I'm trying to play along as often as I can.  I took a little creative license with the sketch, using upsy-downsy pictures, instead of horizontal ones, but the basic layout is the same.  Oh, and I should explain the caption - it actually says "Danger shots"... we go to the edge of this same creek every fall for a photo op, and my husband has always taken my kids out onto rocks in the stream to pose for pictures.  Now that they're older it's no big deal, but when they were little I used to panic thinking someone was going to fall in (it's maybe 12" deep, but the water can be very cold!)  So needless to say, every year we all pose for "Danger shots".
All supplies are CTMH - Patterned papers are Olivia; Cardstock is Cocoa, Bamboo, Colonial White & Smoothie; Inks are Pear, Smoothie & Cocoa; Stamp sets are Genuine Fun & Posterboard Alphabet; Garden Green Waxy Flax.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mojo Monday #182

I love the new Marjolaine papers by Basic Grey, so I pulled them out for this week's Mojo Monday sketch:
Patterned Papers are Marjolaine by Basic Grey; Stamp set is Beautiful You, Verve; Cardstock is Cocoa & Heavenly Blue; Heavenly Blue Sassy Strands; Cocoa button & Ink - all CTMH.

From Your Heart to Ours - H2H Challenge

This week at the Heart2Heart Challenge - we'd like you to share a home decor item that you make (or have already made) using CTMH products!  This made me think of a little item I'd seen floating around the boards a year or so ago... a little woven paper basket.  A Google search led me to a tutorial on SCS, so I pulled out our new Kraft paper, inked up the edges in chocolate ink, and started weaving.  The actual weaving & assembly took less than an hour - and the end result is adorable.  It stands 3 1/2" high, and I'm going to use it for different seasonal decor - with Easter just around the corner, that's where we're starting.
All supplies are CTMH - Kraft cardstock; Copper brads; 3/8" twill ribbon; Chocolate ink.
Check out what the design team has in store for you, and be sure to link up a picture of your own creation :o)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #28 & CASE Study Challenge #30

I don't often combine more than one challenge, but this week's cute Waltzing Mouse Sketch seemed to work with what I had in mind for the CASE study challenge.  I really liked the combo of colours/design that I did for this week's Mojo sketch (my last post) - so I've gone with a similar theme... here's our sketch:
And this month at CASE, we're casing cards by the talented Julee Tilman, and this was our inpiration:

Here's what I've come up with:

Stamp set is Text Objects by Verve; Patterned papers are Wings; Cardstock is Juniper, Black, Vineyard Berry & Colonial White - all CTMH.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mojo Monday #181

Took me a few days to sort out how I wanted to do this week's Mojo sketch... but I finally brought it all together tonight:

Stamp sets: Beautiful You, Verve; Find Your Style & Playful Flourishes, CTMH;  Patterned papers are Veranda Creative Basics & Wings; Cardstock is Vanilla Cream & Black; Inks are Black, Sweet Leaf & Juniper; Liquorice Opaque Pearls - all CTMH.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Making a Scene for Heart2Heart

This week, the Heart2heart Challenge is to create a "scene" using at least 3 different stamps.  I started out doing a beach scene, and then went in a completely different direction with birdhouses!  I used a whole jumble of inks & papers, but quite like the bright result.  Remember that your project should be mostly CTMH products, and you should make a link directly to your post (not just your blog!).  At the end of March we will be choosing our Monthly Top Ten, as well as awarding prizes to two lucky random winners.  Head on over to the H2H blog to see what our March sponsors, Angie & Lori are giving away.  Our Guest designer this week is the talented Mary Gunn, so take a peek to see what she & the rest of the design team have come up with.  Here's mine:
Cardstock is Kraft, Lagoon & White Daisy; Patterned papers are Magnifique, Olivia & Lucky; Stamp sets are Bless this Nest & Twitterpated WOTG; Inks are Desert Sand, Lagoon, Sunset, Creme Brulee, Pacifica, Sky & Sweet Leaf; Embroidery Floss; Twill ribbon - all CTMH. Nestabilities die.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tania's Heart2Heart Challenge card

I am so pleased to have another of my wonderful customers joining the H2H challenge this week!  Tania is one seriously talented lady, and she had intended to do some quilled flowers on her card, (her quilling is quite amazing!) but said that she saw all the strips of cardstock sitting there and decided to weave them together instead.  She sponged the creme brulee first, then added her amazing weaving, some flowers and a sentiment.  Check this out:  (and I think she should start her own blog, don't you??)  You can leave comments for her here on my blog, and I know she'll check in and read them.  Thanks for playing, Tania!
Cardstock is Black, Colonial White & Hydrangea; Inks are Creme Brulee & Black; Stamp set is Find Your Style; Just Blooms paper flowers; Opaque Pearls; Edge Distressor - all CTMH.  Martha Stewart punch.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mojo Monday #180 & Verve Fan Blog Hop

I used some of my favourite new Verve stamps for this week's Mojo Monday sketch... and since Verve just happens to be having a "Verve Fan Blog Hop" this week, I'm linking my card there, too!  I chose the square version:
Stamp set is Text Objects by Verve; Patterned papers are Chloe's Closet by Making Memories; Cardstock is Kraft, Pear & Colonial White, CTMH; Ribbons are Sweet Leaf and Autumn Terracota, CTMH; Inks are Black and Desert Sand, CTMH; Nestabilities die.


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