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. 

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.

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.

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.

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