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