Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DAD card

This card is for my cousin, Nancy, to give to her Dad.
Usually I make one with cows or chickens on it.  
He was a dairy farmer.  Nancy raises chickens.
This Father's Day card has neither.
I hope they like it.

Challenges I am entering
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #165 -  black & white with option of one other color (red)
Cards in Envy Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Boys 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #202 - AG/ optional Father's Day 
Always Fun Challenge #62 - For a Male/Dad 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge -  The Guys Have It
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #373 - Masculine or Father's Day
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #196 - Father's Day 
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - 3 of something (letters on the front of the card) 
Crazy 4 Challenges #438 - Masculine Cards 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Father's Day (Letters and inside sentiment are Stampin' Up stamps.)

CTMH Card Classes

I have been remiss in posting the cards I have made over the last several weeks at Joyce Houck's CTMH card class.
My apologies.

First, these are the cards we made today:

We also experimented with a new technique, which Joyce has on her blog here.  We each made several examples of this technique,  all very unique.  We will be making them into cards at home and taking back to class next week for show and tell.  I'll try to remember to take my camera so that I can show you what the other girls come up with, too.

These are the cards we made last week:

These are the cards we made two weeks before that:

And, finally, here are the cards we made the week before that:

Now I am all caught up!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart June Blog Hop

Welcome to the June

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.

This month I've used the Central Park paper pack from CTMH to create this birthday card.  I was inspired by the Rainbow Special that CTMH is having for the month of June.  And I think birthday cards should be bright and happy, which this paper certainly is.

Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Joyce Houck's blog.
Your next stop is Betty Locco'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.
If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on


Friday, June 8, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #2

Last year for my friend Jan's birthday I created a card with a fun flapper dress design.  I really liked that card and it was so totally perfect for her that coming up with something for this year's card was difficult.  I decided to turn to the second Double Trouble Challenge for some direction.  Here is the finished product:
Jan is one of the gals in my Red Hat Society chapter.  This gatefold card is in purple and red, because they are our Red Hat colors.  
I used a feather embossing folder to create a background pattern on the plain, solid color paper (Thing 1 requirement).    
The hat, doily, red circle and words are all die cuts (Thing 3, Twisted Sister's optional requirement).  
And I'll be entering the current Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge (Thing 2, double dare requirement).

I am also entering the following: 
Cards 4 Galz Challenge #73 - Pretty and Pearly
Aud Sentiments Challenge #205 - Anything Goes + a sentiment 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #395 with Dr. Digi

With Father's Day in just a couple weeks, it's time to work on those cards for that special guy.  You'll be able to link them up with this week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, since the theme just happens to be 
What a Guy. 

I've used a digi image called One Man Stu and his Magic Kazoo from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, the awesome digital stamp company sponsoring the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.

 As usual my teammates at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge have made some great projects to inspire you.  Please take a moment to look them over and leave the gals some love.   And be sure to check out the wonderful digis available at Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  
Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #1

There's a new kid in town, or new challenge to be more precise.
It's called Double Trouble
The first part of the challenge is to use 2 or more patterned papers.
And the second part of the challenge is to also enter your card in the current Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
This adorable Rubberneckers stamp has been on my work table since I bought it back in the beginning of April.  So I got to try out the stamp and use up some scrap paper at the same time.
Double Trouble may just replace Mojo Monday in my heart. 
 I do miss Mojo Monday.
Double Trouble Challenge #1 - 2 or more patterned papers + enter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - coffee, spring/summer
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #141 - AG w/ optional lace or ribbon 
A Gem of a Challenge #220 - Use 3 of something (3 black button brads) 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #212 - Things with Wings

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Need some Fresh Air?

To be more specific, do you need some of the  
new Close to My Heart Fresh Air patterned paper?
That's where I got the paper I used on the front of this 
birthday card.

This diagonal fold card was super simple to make.
There is an easy to follow video here.
If you only glue the bottom edge of the left triangle when you fold it over, as I did on this card, it forms a pocket for cash or a gift card. 

What are you busy creating right now?
I hope you'll enter it in the
Anything Goes! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Patterned Paper
CRAFT Challenge #469 - Father's Day/Male  
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #404 - Masculine Birthday
Brown Sugar Challenge # 278- Father's Day/Masculine