Saturday, November 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart November Blog Hop

Welcome to the November


Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.

Have you ever made a twist card?
Today I'd like to share a few twist gift card holders using several of the new CTMH papers.  These are just like a normal twist card, only the dimensions are smaller.







Here are the dimensions I used to make these three cards:




Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Stephanie Huber's FB page.


The hop is circular.
If you are just starting here,
simply continue hopping until you find your way back,

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids November Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!


The November theme is Holiday Cards 4 Kids

or Anything Goes 4 Kids .
In my Christmas stash, there are various leftovers from last year, papers in many shapes and sizes, die cuts, digi images and embellishments.  Using a few of those items and the current Mojo Monday Sketch, I created this card:
This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  
If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.
 I hope you'll enter this month's SAS4K Challenge.  
We love to see your wonderful creations and visit your blogs.

Challenges:
 
 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Fall Sunflowers

While my DH is busy playing in the fall leaves, 
I thought I'd share a fall card.

 
  


When I picked up this sunflower paper, I wish I had picked up more than one sheet because I just love it. 
I had just enough left for the top and bottom panels of this horizontal gate fold card. 
Using CTMH stamps, I stamped, colored and fussy cut a sunflower and three leaves*.  I popped them on the lower panel positioned so that the sentiment (also a CTMH stamp) can be tucked under it to keep the card closed. 


Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #108 - Something beginning with "s"  (Sunflowers, sequins, stamps)
Use Your Stuff Challenge #380 - Fall Project with 3 leaves*
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Artsy Stamper Challenge #2 - Patterned Paper
 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #41

This birthday card is on its way to my great nephew.   In the past, his parents always took him to Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida for his birthday.  This year they moved there!
And even though this is not a Halloween card, I have used the required Halloween colors, red, yellow, brown, for the current Double Trouble Challenge.  And by using the balloons, which fly, Twisted Sister should be happy, too.  
Double Trouble Challenge has partnered with the  
Crafting Happiness challenges for the next two weeks, so I'll be entering their Challenge #19 - Halloween Colors, too.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Cat Lovers' Hop


The deadline for the annual Cards for Little Hearts Winter Theme and Holiday Card Drive is rapidly approaching.  I am furiously making cards to send.  I thought I'd share this one in the

 The image is a digi and the words are a cricut cut.

 

Additional Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #238 - For a Child + a sentiment
Artsystamper Challenge #2 - Patterned Paper
 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Layered Birthday Card

All the new dies everyone is using blow my mind. 
I see a card I like using a new die 
and spend hours trying to find it online.
Here's a card I recently made using a few of the dies in my stash.
 The layered dies are Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence S5-218.  
The balloon dies are from My Favorite Things.
Patterned papers were a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  
 I covered plain pink and aqua cs scraps with clear glitter film before cutting the balloons.

Challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #124 - AG using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells (Spellbinders) 
Dream Valley Challenge #212 - Add a sentiment 



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October


Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.

I've made two cards using my favorite paper pack from the new catalog, Every Little Thing.


Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Krista Hershberger's blog.


The hop is circular.


If you are just starting here,


simply continue hopping until you find your way back,

making the full circle.

Meanwhile, I'm going to enter the following challenges:
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday October Challenge -  Stamp It
Little Red Wagon Challenge #518 - Cut It Out (flower is fussy cut; frame is a cricut cut)
Arty Divas Challenge #6 - ATG
Challenge Up Your Life # 116 - Frames
Crafty Catz Challenge #477 - Anything Goes with Option of ribbon, bow or flower
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of October 8th - AG

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Close to My Heart Card Classes

Normally, on Tuesday afternoons I am at Joyce Houck's with my crafting buddies making CTMH cards.  We didn't have class today.
But I thought I'd share the cards we made at our last two classes, since I haven't had time to get them posted until now.










 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #40

The theme for the new Double Trouble Challenge is Halloween/Fall with masking.

I've taken an digi image from Patti's Creations called 
colored it with pencils and masked it so I could create a frame around the image.


My daughter-in-law's birthday is on Halloween and she has always loved Cinderella.

Challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #40 - Halloween/Fall Masking; something you'd find in a pumpkin patch; link with Kat Scrapiness  
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Autumn Colors 
Kat Scrapiness October Challenge - Halloween/Fall cards 
Artsy Stamper Challenge 1 - Autumn Colors 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids October Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The October theme is  Celebration Cards 4 Kids
or Anything Goes 4 Kids .

 


This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  
If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.


Challenges: 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #242 - Add a Critter 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #41 - AG with a Critter 
The Paper Shelter Challenge #400 - Let's Celebrate!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #602 - Anything Goes 
House Mouse & Friends Challenge #301 - AG; option - outdoor fun

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #39

The last week of a 5 week month is a
Free For All at Double Trouble Challenge.
 I decided to use the the current sketch at Mojo Monday, substituting a tag for the circle in the sketch, 
and featuring tons of pink on a girly birthday card.
Stamps are from CTMH
Here are the challenges I am entering:
Double Trouble Challenge #39 - Something, Everything, Anything + pink +  Crafter's Cafe entry
Creations in Pink Challenge # 14- Anything Goes in Mainly Pink 
Unicorn Challenge #48 - Pretty in Pink 
 

Monday, September 23, 2019

AHSC #355

Here's a soccer themed card using this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Stamps and papers are from CTMH.
Challenges:
 
The Alphabet Challenge - M is for masculine
Aud Sentiments Challenge #236 - AG + a Sentiment 
The Male Room Challenge #120 - Use Embellishments

Thursday, September 19, 2019

CAS Sketch Thank You Card

When I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, I knew it was perfect for a few scraps that were on my craft table.
It's very hard for me to throw out even small scraps.
But it is even harder for me to make a Clean and Simple card!

 
Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #403 (see sketch above)
2 Sisters on a Blog Challenge #31 - Something with an "s"  (strips, spritz) 
 


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #38

This week's DTC is partnered with the Use Your Stuff Challenge.  Consequently, I have included a circle tag and plaid background paper on my brother's birthday card.
Challenges:
Double Trouble Challenge #38 - Something Plaid, Use Your Stuff Tags & Frames Challenge
Use Your Stuff Challenge #375 - Tags and/or Frames
 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #241 - Autumn Colors
 
 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dazzling at 90

This is a very special card for a lovely woman 
and one of my Red Hat Delightful Dazzling Dames.
She always has the most marvelous twinkle in her eyes,
and I wanted her card to sparkle, too!

Challenges:
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #44 - Add a Ribbon or Bow 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #240 - Add pearls or gems
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Happy Birthday

Monday, September 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close To My Heart September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September


Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
The new catalogs have debuted, which means we have new papers, stamps and other items to share with you.
I decided to use the new Hawthorne Paper Packet to make a Flip Flap birthday card.  The instructions can be found here.  I also used two new CTMH stamps sets.

Pull the little tab of ribbon on the right to unveil a message.

And you still have the inside of the card to stamp or write another message.
Can you see the glitter?
 I had just a few scraps of paper leftover from making this card.  Using the same stamp set, I made another card.


Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Krista Hershberger's blog.

The hop is circular.

If you are just starting here,

simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.



Meanwhile, I'm going to enter the flip flap card in following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It! No digis
The House That Stamps Built DCCS419 - Things beginning with B (blue, and bling for the eyes and nose)
Ellebelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Something beginning with B (blue)
Inkspirational Challenge #195 - Crop ( I cropped the flower.)
Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope you enjoyed my cards and the blog hop! 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Elmo for a Special 2 year old

Making this card took up the majority of an afternoon.  I saw a similar card on Pinterest, but had to do a lot of improvising.
It is for my BFF's grandson, so he's a special little guy.
 I hope he likes it.

Challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge #104 - Use shapes on your card 
Ellibells's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Something beginning with B :  Big Bird

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids September Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The September theme is  Cute Fall or Halloween Card 4 Kids
or Anything Goes 4 Kids .
It's been almost 2 years since Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles closed.  They had some really fabulous digi stamps.  Today I'm using one of their colored images from the DP Pumpkin Peeps set for a fall card.

I printed the image twice and then fussy cut just the top of the pumpkin from one image.  Then I popped it on the pig's head for more dimension.  I also popped the sentiment.  The three wood leaves were sponged to match the colors in the paper.
This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.


Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #235 - Fall/Autumn with a Sentiment 
 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #37

Today I used the inspiration from Double Trouble Challenge, The Paper Girls Challenge, and Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge to make a birthday card for my older brother.

When I think of my older brother, 
there are several things that make me happy. 
I am happy I am not as old as he is!
I am happy I am not allergic to nuts, like he is!
I am really happy I do not have as many whiskers on my chin as he does! 
He's an okay older brother and I wish him the best on his upcoming birthday.

The theme at Double Trouble Challenge #37 is fall things with an option of including a sweet treat.  Yes, the stores are full of pumpkin this and pumpkin that, most of which are sweet and delicious.  But, for me, fall means apples.  I have some awesome apple recipes, and it's time to pull them out and get baking! 
 

DTC has partnered with The Paper Girls for Challenge #37.
 The Paper Girls Challenge #183 is about the things you love about fall.


And finally, here is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch


Before I head out to the local orchard, here are a few more challenges I am entering:

The Library Challenge #41 - Reader's Choice (Cider House Rules)
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Happy Birthday 
Crafty Gals Challenge #198 - Emboss It (The sentiment is heat embossed.) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #234 - Masculine + a sentiment 
 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

HAPPY 100

It's not often I get to make a 
birthday card for someone turning 
100!

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge #173 - Birthday/ optional: square card
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Way to Add Text (I'm loving all the new word dies! No ink to smear! And you can adjust the position if you use a liquid glue.)