Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fundamentals Creative Collection

Welcome to the Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop where we are featuring projects made from the paper collections in the CTMH Annual Inspiration catalog. If you are coming from Corinna's blog, you are in the right place.  This is also doing double entry for this week's Color Dare challenge.

I am getting ready to teach a Baby's First Year scrapbook workshop and the Whimsy fundamentals paper collection is perfect for this project.

Supplies used:

  • 12" x 12" White Daisy paper
  • D1660 Ink Blot Flair stamp set - ink with Pixie around 3 sides of the base scrapbook page
  • Cut the banners for BABY from the Cricut Flower Market cartridge
  • C1668 Baby Bundle occasions - ink BABY banner with Whisper ink
  • 9" x 10.5" Pixie paper, ink Welcome with Pixie pigment ink and heat set
  • Attach banner letters to twist tie (I used this from my retired stash) and mount banner on Pixie paper wrapping the twist tie over the edge so it sticks down.
  • 2" x 12" strip of Whimsy fundamental paper with the Love words on it
  • 1" x 6.5" strip of White Daisy and dove tail the end so you can add journaling details
  • Stamp the stars with second generation Saffron ink and fussy cut
  • Stamp the heard with Pixie ink and mount with foam tape for a bit of dimension
  • Add photo placeholders and you've got yourself a fun layout to welcome baby!

Next up in the blog hop is Terrie, head on over to see what she's created for us or if you want to pause for some shopping and you don't already have a CTMH Consultant, check out my website at:

Thanks for stopping by.

Color Dare 230

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Color Dare 229 - Hello

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made this card to include with my customer orders that just came in.  I always include a card with each order, it's my way of saying "thanks" and allows me to try out new techniques or color combinations at the same time.
For this card, I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut out the title found on page 59 at 1.25" using Real Dial Size on silver glitter paper.  Then I put that on black cardstock and fussy cut.  (I had tried it without the black but the silver didn't pop enough for me, it faded into the background too much for my taste.)  Next, I cut a piece of White Daisy at 5" by 3.5" and used the D1660 Ink Blot stamp set for the background with Pansy and Raspberry ink.  Notice the larger splash on the upper right of the card, I was looking for more of a watercolor look so I inked the stamp then spritzed it with water before stamping, how cool is that for effect?!?!  Finally, a little freehand drawing of the lines around the edges and a few purple glitter gems for more sparkle.

You can find all these supplies on my Close To My Heart website if you don't already have a consultant, thanks for stopping by!

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Color Dare 229

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Color Dare 228 - Happy Birthday

February is a big month for birthdays in our family so I used this weeks Color Dare challenge colors as inspiration for this card.  I used a retired Lagoon pattern paper for three of the squares and then embossed three more squares with the confetti stars embossing folder and sanded the stars so the white would come through. Next, I used the Wise Guy birthday stamp set and Raspberry ink for the cake plate and cake. I stamped the cake on a separate piece then fussy cut and mounted it with 3D foam tape, added a title strip with a dovetail end.

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!

Color Dare 228

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Color Dare 227 - Adore You

I was excited to see this week's Color Dare posted with the Sugar Rush colors to use as inspiration for a make-n-take card.  This coming weekend I am hosting a Stamp, Scrap, Craft fundraiser event for our local Blessings in a Backpack group.  I know I'm looking forward to a full day of crafting with friends.

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by.  You can find these supplies on my Close To My Heart website along with many other great papercrafting products.

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Color Dare 227

Monday, January 16, 2017

Color Dare 226 - Happy Birthday

I took some time away from blogging over the holidays so am getting back into the swing of things with this week's Color Dare colors and made a birthday card for a family friend of ours.

The original design inspiration came from a card swap at the CTMH Convention last June; unfortunately, I didn't get the consultant's name who made the original with the Magical papers; if you happen to know who made this one, let me know so I can give proper credit! This was a quick and fun card to make to get back in the groove after the holidays.

Color Dare 226

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thrilled About Thin Cuts

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop, this month we are featuring different uses for Thin Cuts on your craft projects, my post is in line right after Catherine's blog.

I thought I'd start with a traditional use of a thin cut on a thank you card, I made a watercolor background and then layered on the "Thanks" thin cut.  The silver glitter paper is so pretty that I added a few extra circles to give the card a bit more pop.  I couldn't just throw away the negative space that was left behind so I used that on these cards and experimented with colors behind the cut-out for different effects.

Next up on the blog hop is Kirsten, hop on over to see what she has to share with us.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December SOTM Blog Hop - Thoughtful Flowers

This post is part of the December SOTM Blog Hop featuring artwork from the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set available through Close To My Heart.  I am in the line up right after Donna's blog

I started with a Colonial White tag then stamped a background on Glacier cardstock with one of the flower stamps and Glacier ink.  Next, I layered on some of the twine ribbon and stamped a sentiment with Smoothie ink.  For the flower, I double stamped the image, first in Fern ink on White Daisy paper and second on Smoothie paper with Smoothie ink and cut off the leaves to layer them together. For a final touch, I layered on two different color sequins.  This will be a great addition to a treat package topper.

Next up in the blog hop is Wendy, head on over to see what she has to share for artwork with us as you continue on with the blog hop.

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