Monday, February 8, 2016

Heart 2 Hart Favorite Paper Challenge

 This is the second challege for Heart 2 Heart Challenge this month - create in your favorite paper.  It is so hard to choose a favorite paper, don't you think?  Usually, the paper that I'm currently playing with is my favorite paper and since I was still creating in La Vie En Rose, I had to do one more.  The technique is pleated skirt fold from Splitcoast Stampers.   The first picture shows the gold embossing on the greeting and I think it shows the pleating a little better..
Next is a little better angle on the card:
This is the inside of the card:
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Black, Pomegranite and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Stamps:  C1637 Stamps of Approval; C1641 Springtime Wishes; B1410 A Friend Like You (Ret.) (Stamps shown below)
Inks:  Pomegranate, Fern, and Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim; Z2012 Gold sequins; Z3203 Treasured Puffies
Other:  Cricut CTMH Artistry cartridge
B1410 A Friend Like You (Retired)
Please join this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challege and strut your project in your favorite paper pack!  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day Mailbox

Monica Wihongi, from CTMH teaches you how to make an adorable handcrafted mailbox for Valentine's Day.  This video came from My Craft Channel where you can find a lot of fun papercrafting projects and techniques videos. While you are out there, check out some of the other fun projects from Close To My Heart!

This cute little mailbox is made with the La Vie En Rose paper pack.  Perfect little mailbox for Valentine's Day!

Happy Crafting!


Monday, February 1, 2016

February Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Week 1

This month I have been asked to be a guest designer for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  I am deeply honored!  The first week's challege (seeing how February is the 2nd Month of the year) the number 2, or second or something in reference to that.
For my response, I was creating a card for the birth of my Neice, Kylara's twin sons, Orion and Kevin who were born 12 weeks early by an emergency C-section.  The boys are now 7 weeks old and may be able to go home in the next 2 weeks or so.  We have all been praying for the continued health and progress of these beautiful little guys.
This is the card I created to welcome Kevin and Orion:
The next photo shows the dimension of the card from a side view:
And this next phot shows the inside of the Card:
Papers:  Georgie WOTG kit; Peacock and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Stamps Georgie Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set; C1612 Shower Flowers (Congrats)
Inks:  Peacock and Black Exclusive Inks; B68 Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker
Embellishments x7203c Georgie Complements; x3092 Georgie Assortment; x3089 Grey Enamel Gems; True Teal grosgrain ribbon (ret.)
Other: Spellbinder scallop and square dies
Georgie Stamp set:
C1612 Shower Flowers Stamp Set:
Here are those beautiful twins who soon may get to see the outside of the hospital when they get to go home.  Kevin is in green and has just hit 5 lbs (they were both just over 2 lbs when they were born).  Orion is almost 5 lbs. 
Happy Monday!  Craft something special today!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine Workshop Part 3

This was the last part of the Valentine Workshop from last week.  I kept telling everyone that it was easy and would go together quick.  We watched Leo from Dreaming Tree put the inside popup together several times and when you are using two-sided paper and you turn your papers over from the side they were supposed to be on, you've somehow made it infinitely harder on yourself!  The colors were chosen based on the rest of the workshop and the La Vie En Rose paper pack.
So, here is my Valentine Popup Card from the Dreaming Tree Valentine Bundle called I Love You SVG Bundle.  The card is 5" x 7" and there is a beautiful envelope to make for it if you want.
Next is the inside of the card:
The last picture is a close up and different viewpoint of the beautiful heart pop-up.
Here is what I used for this final project: 
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Pomegranate and Black Cardstocks;
Inks:  Black and Pomegranate Exclusive Inks
Embellishments None
Other:   I Love You SVG Bundle
Later on I did add the "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp from the Stamp of the Month - Beloved Bouquet to the outside of the card and embossed one of the sayings from that set on the inside of the card.  You must have stamping!  :-)
Happy crafting!  Hope this gives you a few ideas for Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Valentine Workshop Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday's post.  We did six cards at my workshop last Saturday.  Five of the cards were standard cards, and tomorrow I will post the 6th card which was a 5"x7" card with a popup in the center.  It was an SVG file from Dreaming Tree.
The first picture is all 5 of the standard cards:
Now I will show each card separately for a better look.  The first one actually started out on the Roses side of the paper and then ended up switching to the black pattern:
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Pomegranate, and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Gold Ribbon (probably from Walmart; Gold Chevron Washi Paper from Hobby Lobby; Spellbinder scalloped heart and heart dies; Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems (Ret.)
This next card was CASED from a lovely Australian consultant Denise Tarlington's blog.  I couldn't help myself, her card was SO lovely!  She has great instructions for creating this lovely card!
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Pomegranate, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate, Fern and Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim; Z3075 Red Glitter Paper
This next one I had the white card, the black matt and the rose pattern paper sitting on my craft pad for 2 days trying to figure out what to do.  Finally a mistake from another card helped me to pull this one together.
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate, Fern, and Black Exclusive Inks
Embellishments Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim; Z2012 Gold sequins; Gold Glitter Glue from Ben Franklin's in Havre, MT
This one you saw earlier from last week's MojoMonday post.  I still think it is a fun card.  I love layers!
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Pomegranate, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusive Inks
Embellishments Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim; Z3075 Red Glitter Paper; Spellbinder scallop and circle dies; Opaques Licorice Adhesive Gems (Ret.)
Last is a card that started out to be a portrait style card but after realizing that all my cards were portrait, I turned it into a landscape style card.
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Pomegranate, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusive Inks
Have a lovely day crafting!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Workshop

This past Saturday was a great day for a workshop!  The featured stamp set was the Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet.  We did 5 standard size cards, a treat box, and a 5" x 7" popup card that was cut from Dreaming Tree Site.  I used the La Vie En Rose paper pack.  It is so much lovelier when you see it.  Pictures never do it justice! 

The first item is the treat box filled with Hugs and Kisses:
This box was created from the Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge.  It's on page 37.  If you want to download the Handbook for this cartridge, you can find it on Cricut's site here:
Papers:  La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, Black and White Daisy Cardstocks;
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusive Inks
Embellishments Z3075 Red Glitter Paper; Hershey's Hugs & Kisses
If you would like to download my Design Space file for this treat box, you can find it here:  Anyway I think that is the link.  If not I will correct and repost.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of the workshop.
Happy Crafting my friends!

The World's Most Interesting Man

I've always enjoyed the quotes I've seen from the World's most interesting man and the quote you see today is Oh, so true!
Do you ever have those kind of days?
Happy crafting my friends!
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