Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sympathy with a man in mind

This card was not made for anyone in particular.  It is going in my stash.
However, today my sympathy and prayers are for my mother who is having a tooth pulled in about an hour. 
No one ever wants to have a tooth pulled.   And I am praying there are no complications because Mom is looking forward to Tuesday, Sept. 2 and the 30th Anniversary Celebration of an ELCA Bible Study that she helped to start in 1984. 

I tried to keep this simple and geared to a male recipient, with the tan distressing, and using a knot on the ribbon instead of a bow.  The photo doesn't really show that the top 2 layers are popped 1/8" off the card base. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge #130 - Mad About Plaid (I love this ribbon.  At first it appears gingham, but if you look closely there is a red line going through it for a very versatile plaid.)
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Turtle For Robyn + CTMH Card hall

I'm not sure why Robyn is so fond of turtles.  But her birthday is approaching, so this card's for her

(Stamps are from Inky Antics.)
and for the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Favorite Color; Stash Item-Anything Goes (Juniper is my favorite green of all the CTMH colors.  It's a nice soft green with just a hint of blue.  And it goes perfectly with my stash item, this soft green vellum.)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Animals
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #166 - ABC (I've used an Animal, Bling, Butterflies and Bubbles, Cardstock and Clear Stamps
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut and More Challenge - Happy Birthday + something sparkly (I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartrudge.)
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #99 - Butterflies

I must confess, I cased this card from Jackie, the current Guest Designer at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  She makes some awesome cards which you can find on her blog, Kreate With Me 2


Here are the cards we made this afternoon at Joyce's CTMH Workshop:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Moo-jo Monday Pocket Card

I have had an absolutely awful day.  Enough said!
Thank you for understanding.

Deep breath.

Today's Mojo Monday card is a birthday card for my cousin to give to her dad.  Her family once had a working farm.  I used to get so annoyed at family reunions because Nancy, my cousin, always had to leave early so they could get home and milk the cows.  They still live on a section of the original farm, but the cows and corn fields are long gone.  Nancy has a small truck patch and grows rows and rows of beautiful sunflowers.  Just a bit of background for this card.

This is the card I made for today's  
I have turned the sketch on the side. Rather than making a tall and skinny card, I have made a short, chubby card.  (3.5x5.5)
And I have also made a pocket for the card:

The back of the card reads:
Hope you have an udderly wonderful birthday! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment 
Corrosive Challenge #206 - B Unique (I've used Bovines, Brads, and a Bow.)
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge #71 - Bingo (I've used the middle row: Green, Bow, String.) 

I feel much better now. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pop-up Slider Card

I saw a tutorial and that's all it took....
( Dream Pop designer papers, stamps and buttons are CTMH.)

Scrapbook Blessings Challenge Blog is featuring a Pop-up Slider Card for their current Challenge #27.  This was so easy to make.   There is a link to the tutorial on the Scrapbook Blessings Blog, if you'd like to give it a go.   I was going to send this to Mickey for her birthday, but I think I've found a card fold that's even better. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Challenge #27 - Anything Goes (featuring Pop-up Slider Cards)
Allsorts Challenge Week 273 - Warm Sunshiny Colors
Treasured Times Stamps Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #113 - Make a project for your favorite season (Mine is summer.)
Docerela Creations Challenge #68 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #121 - Pets or Favorite Animal (I love bird watching.  I have a dozen bird houses scattered around my back yard and it's so fun watching them fill up each summer.)
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #16 - 1,2,3 (I've used 1 ribbon, 2 birds, 3 flowers.)
Crafty Hazelnut's August Patterned Paper Challenge
Red Rubber Inspirational #134 - Just Wing It
Divas by Design Challenge - Pretty Pearls

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Something Different

This image with layered pieces is from Crafts u Print, rescued from a friend's "Why am I keeping this?" stash pile.  It actually measured 6x6 for a square card, but I cut it down to make an A2 card.  I wanted to pick up the slight bit of copper color in the clock, so I mounted it on gold foil, and added black glitter tape and glitter brads.  Finally I added the little metal party hat, just for fun.  This guy card is to celebrate my BIL's birthday today.  
Happy Birthday, Al!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too Challenge # 68- Monochromatic Madness
Cards Galore Encore August Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Let's Get Masculine
Moving along with the Times Challenge - Feeling a Little Vintage
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Rock Around the Clock
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #84 - Monochromatic
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge - Glitter Galore
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Things with Wheels
Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge #29 - Masculine Card
Corrosive Challenge #206 - B Unique (I've used Brads, a Birthday Banner,  a Big hand on the clock, and foil Background paper.)
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #25 - Anything Goes

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Friday, August 22, 2014

If I can just remember to mail this....

That's the problem when I make cards way ahead of time.... remembering to mail it.  Perhaps I'll stash it with my unpaid bills.  Yes, that would work.  And just what did I make? you might be wondering.  

Well, while my DH switched between the Little League World Series and a preseason Football game last evening, I suddenly knew what I wanted to do with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week.  I finished a baby afghan earlier this week (so sorry but I forgot to snap a picture and it was very pretty in a varigated yellow, peachy pink yarn with a double ruffle edged in a deep coral) and am at a loss in front of the TV with nothing to occupy my hands, otherwise I would just sit through the sports.  Last evening I headed to the craft table to work on a card for my DIL's birthday, October 31st.  I got the outside done before bed and finished the inside this morning.  I think it will do nicely, if I remember to send it!

This is a lopsided gate fold card using mostly CTMH stamps and papers.

I've included a spot for a gift card on the left and a place to sign the card on the right.

I made a double bow with ribbon and black netting.

Cuts were made using the CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges.
I am entering this in the challenges below before I head out to Olive Garden for lunch followed by a little unnecesssary shopping (the best kind).
4 Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Celebrate with Ribbons
Sieze the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more Designer Papers
Inky Impressions Challenge #173 - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge #53 - Birthday Party
Craft Your Passion Challenge #226 - Use at least 3 Patterned Papers
Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge #163 - Fancy Folds
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - No Square Cards
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #69

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Spring Fold Card

When I print digital images, I generally print several at a time in case I decide to fussy cut and pop a section for dimension.  The ones I don't use go into a box and, right now, several envelopes.  I definitely need a bigger box or I need to use the extras.  Sometimes I have a problem because I don't know who designed the digi to give them credit on my post.  I've been trying to remember to make a note on the backs, trying is the operative word.  (This particular cup is from Eureka stamps. and is available in rubber and digi.  The sentiment is from a SU set.  'Steam' bling and handmade flowers are thanks to CTMH.)  After coloring I clear embossed the cup several times to give it the look of china and then fussy cut it to pop on the front of this card. I placed a small velcro dot on the card base and the triangle section adjoining it so the card would stay in this position for display. 
I made a small pocket on the back of the card to enclose a tea bag.
Challenges I am entering today are:

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite 2 Embellishments and Why  (My favorite embellishments are crystal gems, because of their shine and versatility, and bows, because you can make them from so many things and they add dimension.)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #99 - Celebration with Ribbon (I'm celebrating friendship.)
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Feeling a Little Vintage

Southern Girls Challenge - It's all about Texture
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more designer paper  (These are fabric papers which I just love on this card.  Thanks, Sybilla, for giving them to me.)
The Paper Shelter Challenge #170 - Lace
Craft-Dee Bowz August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Eureka Stamps Challenge #103 - Inspirational
Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge #163 - Fancy Folds
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #48 - Anything Goes option/Vintage

Would you like to see the cards we made at Joyce's CTMH card workshop on Tuesday using the August Stamp of the Month set?  
Hoot! Hoot! here they are:

We used the new CTMH papers that just became available 8/1.  
 Don't you just love the purple stripe?  It's called confetti wishes.