Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washi goodness...


This hop is all about WASHI tape...and CTMH has some fabulous patterns and colors.

If you've come from Pamela's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around 'till you get back to where you started!  If you get lost along the way, you can always see the full list of participants {{{here}}} and pick up where you left off.

I chose to do the obvious...a washi border along the side...the card says "happy" on the front.  It's the left overs from this card...it's hard to see because of all the white.

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Here's a side view and a peek at the inside where I used more washi...you can also see the "happy" a little better from this angle.
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and a closeup of the cake that I used washi for the layers...the stamp is Belated Birthday and has become one of my favorites!

Now hop on over to Melinda's Blog and see what she has to share!

You can see more of my WASHI artwork {{{here}}}...

Monday, April 14, 2014

H2H Color Challenge...

This week over at H2H Challenges, we are challenging you to use two colors...Lagoon & Sweet Leaf.  Both of these colors can be found in CTMH's Skylark Paper Packet which is what I used here.  I also made one of Skylark's PML Cards the focal point...LOVE that you get 2 of each of the 4x6 cards!  I tend to hoard collect my CTMH supplies and this makes it easy for me to use one and hoard collect the other...lol.

This card measures 5x7 so it could accommodate the 4x6 PML card...

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I used Chocolate Cardstock for the base of the card so the PML card would POP against the dark background.  I pop-dotted the 4x6 card using 3D-Foam Tape


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And here's a peek at the inside...I used one of the smaller 2x3 PML cards for the inside...you get 3 of each of the 2x3 designs!!!


I hope you feel inspired to play along with this week's color challenge!  Remember...you have 'till the end of the month to do so!  

Don't forget to check out the other Design Team Members and their blogs to see what Lagoon and Sweet Leaf inspired them to make!

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CTMH Products used:

X7177B - Skylark Paper Packet

Z1947 - Skylark PML Scrapbooking Program
Z1151 - 3D Foam Tape


X5643 - Chocolate Cardstock




Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy 14th Birthday - Basketball Style...

My son's birthday was a few weeks ago and he is a basketball FANATIC!!!

I set out to make him a card he would LOVE...it's a square card that measures 4-1/2 x 4-1/2.  The basketball was cut using CMTH Artbooking Cricut Collection...I sized the ball larger than the 4-1/2" so that I could cut off the edges...this left some piecing for me to do but aside from one little mis-allignment, it all went well.

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I used my favorite Retired Paper Later Sk8r (which we now have in PML!!!!!) to cover the Star Dimensional Element and inked up the 14 using black ink the Color Ready Cork Alphabet (also retired).  I also used True To Life stamp set for the "AWESOME"...
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The Sunset Cardstock was embossed with the NEW Polka Dot Embossing Folder and then inked with Sunset Ink - I love how the raised dots added to the true basketball feel.
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Here's a peek at the inside...I used Belated Birthday for the sentiment!
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CTMH used or inspired by:

Z1945 - Picture My Life (PML) Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Program
Z1924 - Dot Embossing Folder
X5758 - Sunset Cardstock
Z2191 - Sunset Exclusive Inks
B1442 - Belated Birthday

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Camping in Style with Skylark...

I've had this vision for quite some time about making a 3D Camper (after seeing several on Pinterest) using the 'conversation bubble' from Artiste Cricut Collection.  I pinned a bunch of campers then went to work in Cricut Design Space.

Here's what I came up with...

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Can you see the camper?  Can you see the conversation bubble?
Here are some other views...
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The door opens and if you want to put something fun inside and shut the door, you simply poke the top left corner of the door behind that little pennant...
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I made the curtains by cutting 1-1/2" strips of one of the zip strips...LOVE those things!
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I'm working on a tutorial so check back soon!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Balloon Talk Blog Hop...


 I cannot believe it's already April but I'm SOOOO excited to finally get to show off this SOTM, Balloon Talk!


If you've come from Teresa's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around 'till you get back to where you started!  If you get lost along the way, you can always go {{{here}}} to pick up where you left off.

I love perusing other stamping/papercrafting companies and trying to recreate what they have with CTMH products.  This card stems from that!  I've seen several cute cell-phone dies out there and KNEW I could make that using CTMH Cricut Collections and the CCR or the new Design Space.

What better stamp set to use with this iPhone-remake than Balloon Talk!

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I used more Paper Fundamentals sponged with Black Ink for the iPhone screen...and pop-dotted the 'ballons' with 3D-Foam Tape...
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And...I finished off the inside

Thanks for checking it out!  Remember you have the entire month of April to get your hands on this SUPER CUTE and versatile stamp set!  And...with a qualified order, it can be yours for only $5!


Now hop on over to Wanda's Blog and see what she's created!

Ivy Lane Sketch Challenge...

This week is a little different for H2H...we are challenging you to make something using the sketch below to inspire you!


I chose to make a card but this would also be a cute layout...might have to try that when I have time!

Here's my card using Ivy Lane WOTG...
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You could do so much to this card but I chose to keep it simple and just add some bling to the focal piece and to pop-dot it for dimension...
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Here's a peek at the inside...


Thanks for stopping by...I hope you'll play along with H2H this week!  Since it's the end of the month, you'll have 'till the end of April to play along with this sketch!

Here's a look at the Ivy Lane WOTG containing the stamp set I used (you can ONLY get by purchasing the WOTG)...


You can see other stuff I've made with this stamp set and paper packet {{{here}}}...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My life...

For my husband's birthday earlier this month, I made the most wonderful card!  

It's wonderful because it's for the love of my life AND all the little details that just seemed to come together! 

The colors in the card are to die for and the little embossed hearts on the background cardstock were easy-peasy!  I took the Bamboo Paper Fundamentals and sponged Ruby Ink all over it...layered some Black Glitter Paper and a smidgen of Honey Triangles Washi Tape.


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The focal piece is pop-dotted for extra dimension...I stamped the "Y" and the "U" using the NEW Marquee Uppercase E-Size stamp set.  LOVE this font and very EASY to cut out!  The Heart is stamped using a promotional stamp set from last year.


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And....I have to be honest!  I've used PML (Picture My Life) more for cards than I have layouts...that's okay though because you get MULTIPLE cards per packet so I don't have to hoard collect them!  This is the other side of the PML card I used...

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This is the PML side I used and added the "You" to the bottom...

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 CTMH Products Used:
Later Sk8r PML



Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment

Black & Grey Glitter Paper


Honey Triangles Washi Tape
Marquee Alaphabet

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LollyDoodle Layout Workshop...

LOVE me some LollyDoodle and so did my girls!  We created these two 2-page layouts using this ADORABLE paper packet!

I got the inspiration for my layouts here and here...Pinterest is a wonderful thing!

And...I used Studio J to design all my layouts when I'm coming up with Workshops!  I used to have to do everything by hand...not anymore since they added a feature where when you add a text/journalling/photo well, you can tell it what size you want it.

Here's a look at what my Studio J layouts looked like...made it so EASY to then cut my pieces and put them together!
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And here's the "real thing"....

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Here are some close-ups of the first layouts...I threw in some Flamingo Dots for dimension and a little bling!




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Here are some close-ups of the other layouts and those CUTE little owls!!!





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Here are the CTMH products I used:

LollyDoodle Paper Packet 



LollyDoodle Complements


Flamingo Dots