Sunday, April 29, 2018

Triple Twist Impossible Card

When I posted my first Impossible Card, 
I told you I was going to try a Triple Twist one next.
Here it is:

I followed a video on you tube 
and used CTMH products. 

The theme is
Anything Goes at the heARTful stamping challenge this week.
Feel free to join the fun.

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #389 with CraftyGirl Creations

Here's something to crow about .....

This week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is an  
Anything Goes Challenge,
and it is sponsored by one of our own Design Team members, Crafty Girl Creations, who very generously gave us digis to work with this week.

I'm also crowing because I chose an adorable rooster digi.
He was so much fun to color.
Most of the cards I make are for children.
Aren't these fun...

 I was thinking of my 13 year old grandson when I made this card.  He called us the other evening to proudly tell us he was chosen for the 7th grade baseball team, no small feat considering the size of his school and the number of kids that tryout!

Please hop on over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog to see the other cards made by our fabulous  design team.
They'd be so happy if you also visited their individual blogs and left them some love.
And don't forget to take a look at CraftyGirl Creations, too. 


Wishing you a day full of sunshine with something to crow about! 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Old and New + CTMH card class 4/17/2018

In cleaning out my stash, I came across some old Lucy paper from CTMH and decided to combine it with a new stamp from SU and another CTMH sentiment stamp.
As an added touch, I stamped the envelope, too. 
This is one of the four cards I designed for a group of my 
Red Hatters to make.
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Sympathy or Thinking of You 


Here are the cards we made this past week at Joyce's
CTMH card class.

See you on Tuesday with my DT inspiration for the new 
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Impossible Card

Never saw this type of card before yesterday.  
Just had to try it!

(Border Punch, Frame and Sentiment Stamps and Bling are CTMH; Crazy Bird Stamp by Stampers Anonymous)

 I'll have to try the triple twist impossible card next.

I've posted the triple twist impossible card here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Foil Adhesive is Awesome

Check out how great the new Foil Adhesive looks over the stamping on this card!
(I used a bit on the balloon on yesterday's card, too)
 The stamps are from Hero Arts; frame and butterfly are cricut cuts on the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge; I used a border punch and ribbon to make the center section; and the card base is SU.

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - You've Been Framed 
Unicorn Challenge #31 - Use some ribbon



Monday, April 16, 2018

Have a Beautiful Day!

This is one of my favorite stamps from Sweet n Sassy.  
And the sentiments that come with it are wonderful.
I used markers and colored pencils on the image 
and then fussy cut it.
Brown Sugar Challenge #277 - Pearls or Mother's Day 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Black, White & Neon Lime Green

After cutting paper for a dozen card kits, I was left with 6 pieces of black and white paper that I was not going to save. Instead, I made two Father's Day cards for SAS4K.
 The panda stamp is from SU; sentiment is CTMH;
 and cricut cut tag is from CTMH Artiste cartridge. 

Alphabet Challenge - B is for Bears 
Penny Black April Challenge - Black & White plus 1
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #163 - Balloons,Banners,Buntings 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add Some Texture 

 Bye for now.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Confirmation Cards & CTMH Card Class 4/10/2018

Which of these three cards do you like best?
I made them for my grandson's Confirmation and now I'm having trouble choosing which one to give to him.
Navy, white and silver; ODBD stamps and dies

Gray and white; dove stamp ODBD; sentiment stamp Sweet n Sassy; Scribbles Die SU
The dove is heat embossed.  Entire card front sprayed with sparkle Shimmer Mist.

Antique silver & white; stamps and dies ODBD

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add some texture
Paperminutes Challenge #533 - Youth Celebrations 
Papercraft Challenges #009 - Bingo (embossing, text, no design paper)

Cards from this week's card class at Joyce's.

inside of card above

Thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #387 with The Cutting Cafe

It was really hard choosing a digital stamp set from The Cutting Cafe to use for my Tuesday Throwdown Challenge DT card this week.  There are so many digital stamps from which to choose. After deciding to use the One Spring Day set, picking which image and sentiment in the set was almost as difficult.

Here is my take on the current theme at 
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Creative Corners.  
 First, a layout with lots of corners and a die cut with interesting faux stitching;  Next a few dazzles on three of the corners; Two tiny punched butterflies decorate the bottom corners below the sentiment (also from the One Spring Day set); and the flower border from the set draws your eye to the bottom right corner. 
 Here is a close up of that corner.  After printing and coloring the border, I carefully added a strip of glittered clear adhesive over the row of flowers and then fussy cut before attaching it to the card.

I have seen some absolutely fabulous Creative Corners in challenges, on blogs, in magazines and on Pinterest.  Now's the time to show off your talent by entering this week's
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge,

and don't forget to take a moment to visit the shop at 
where you'll find both digital stamps and cutting files. 

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Hand Colored Image 
Get Creative Challenge #68 - No Patterned Papers 

Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart April Blog Hop

Welcome to the April

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 am using papers from the Making Waves Paper Pack.

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

I have one more card to share today.  
It is a mixture of CTMH products and some background paper and a sticker I found in my stash.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #65 - AG
Always Happy Birthday Challenge - Birthday (balloons optional)
A Perfect Time to Craft April Challenge - AG
Dream Valley Challenge #176 - Dry Embossing
Craftaholics R Us Challenge #14 - Birthday Cards
Cardz 4 Gals Challenge #68 - Buttons and/or Bows 
Crafting with Friends Challenge #64 - AG 
A Gem of a Challenge #216 - Female Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #79 - AG


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Congratulations Cards & CTMH Card Class 4/3/2018

In cleaning my craft closet recently, I came across a baggie with several cards I had started for my neighbor.  She wanted some cards for children who were getting adopted and, also, cards to congratulate the family.
I finished up that project today.
Here is one of the cards I made for her to give the family. 
Papers and stamp are from CTMH.  
The letter die cuts are from My Favorite Things. 
I might as well show you this card, too.
 This features an older CTMH stamp and a few cricut cuts.
Shopping Our Stash Challenge SOS 348 - Black, White and 1 other color
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge -  5th Anniversary Party (I chose Kerry's and Rachel's cards for inspiration; blue and a butterfly.  I used the cuttlebug for my embossing)


Here are the cards we made at Joyce's 
CTMH card class this past Tuesday.  
I almost forgot to post them.

( I'll put a sentiment on this card later.)

 Nice of you to visit today!
Thank you. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter with scraps

To all my faithful blog friends, 
I wish you a very Happy Easter.

This card is totally made of scraps, cast offs, and leftovers,
a perfect way to clean off my craft table.

Cards in Envy Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Aud Sentiments Challenge #200 - Easter or Spring
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #362 - Easter (The egg die was a freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #208 - Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs