Sunday, April 17, 2016

Atlantic hearts sketch 155 & Color my heart challenge #189

Hi again, I held a card making workshop a few nights ago and one of the cards we created used both these challenges. For the atlanticheartschallenge you have only a few hours left to join in the fun for this sketch, but check back tomorrow morning and there will be a new sketch to play with. This is this weeks sketch #155:
At the colormyheartcolordare we are challenged to use these colours for our creation. 
This is what I came up with:
I used Blending (3174) pen to pick up the ink from the Hollyhock, Thistle and Juniper ink pad to colour in our image that had been stamped in Memento black ink. I then used the sentiment to Laugh as much as you breath stamped on the juniper cardstock with Juniper ink. We had fun creating and colouring these cards. If you would like to have any of the supplies listed here for yourself, please check out the shopping cart that will take you to my Online Business page.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring is in the air.... CTMH Cross Canada blog hop.

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring our Spring is in the Air.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Nicky of Simply Artistic then you are in the right place!

I had fun today creating this layout, I had pinned a number of pins using this stamp of the month for April, Life in Pictures S1604. It has cameras, need I say more, as I am a photo happy taking person. The blog hop snuck up on me and today is the day. A studio J layout from a few years back could have worked, but I thought why not? So I went outside to look for signs of spring in my gardens, found a few and took some photos. Then I created this layout stamping a border of various cameras on Champagne cardstock in black, then inking the edges. Stamped directly on the white daisy cardstock using black ink for the picture frames, then....I got to play with a new to me stamp set Ink blots D1660 I used whisper and champagne inks to create my background. This stamp set will be a new favourite for me I think. I used the upper case Glamour Alpha D1537 for the title. I enjoyed spending some time scrapping as it is something I really enjoy.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is  Carol of Crafty Carol 55.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, , as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is For the <3 of Moms.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge & New colour my heart dare....

Hi again, I finished my card during my card workshop on Friday night and challenged my friends to use it too. Fun seeing the different designs and ideas.
The sketch on the Atlantic hearts challenge sketch-151 is to use this sketch  A new sketch is provided each Monday and we are challenged to create something with it and share.
On the Color my heart color dare #185 it is posted each Friday so I like to combine the two and create. These are the colours we are challenged to use this week:  There is still time to play with the color until Thursday night.
This is what I created:
I saw this sketch and immediately thought a Cricut cut, so I created on in my Cricut craftroom and saved it. Took bits of the different card stocks and ran them through my Cuttlebug with the different folders then placed them behind my cut outs. Lots of fun creating this and look forward to sharing it with someone for their birthday.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Break playtime :)

Hi again, since I am blessed to work part time in a school I have March Break off! YEAH!! So nice to plan my own days (sort of) and be able to catch up on some knitting and card making and maybe even some scrapbooking. I started the week off well with some scrapbooking with the most recent photos that I had on hand and pocket scrapped them. Then looked through my albums and realized that I am way behind on 2014 and 2015; nevermind this year and am playing with Studio J while it is still available and finishing up those years with digital scrapbooking. I love the quality of the printed scrapbook pages that I get from Studio J, sad that it will no longer be available after April 30.
Any way on to this week....I am taking the color my heart color dare #184 where you/we are challenged to use: 
I have skipped the Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge until Saturday but am using the heart 2 heart challenges to use retired items from Close to my Heart. Now I have lots of that. So with the combination this is what I came up with....

My twin grandchildren turned 11 this week, so eleven balloons tied to a cupcake. I used the colours from the colour my heart dare and the retired stamp set B1377 Fanfare for the balloons and cupcake. I had fun creating this. There is still time for you to play along in either challenge just follow the links for details.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I have a Teenaged Granddaughter!!!

HI again, another birthday, another card; it seems that February and March are busy months for us for birthday. It helps that five of the seven grandkids all have their birthdays these two months. Today granddaughter number one is THIRTEEN!!! How did that happen? Where has the time gone? and to top it off she is taller than me!!! She is a beautiful young lady who loves horseback riding and my keyboard piano. Anyway on to her birthday card...nothing too fancy but I did use the sketch from Atlantic hearts challenge which is this sketch: 
And of course I choose to use the colours from the Color my heart color dare using these colours: 
And this is what I came up with.....

I used out new for a short time Penelope paper pack, so pretty and fun, love the colours, which are also the colours for this weeks Color my heart dare. I sponged a lot of the edges for the front of the card using the various colours in the challenge, so fun.
If you are interested in getting your own pack of Penelope paper to play with check out my shopping cart on the right hand side. Thanks.
There is still time for you to play along with the color challenge, but the Atlantic hearts sketch is only good until tonight, tomorrow is a new sketch.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Scrapping time :)

I took some time today to do something a little different for me, but something I want to spend more time doing. I managed to scrapbook, only one page, but one page done! To help with my inspiration I looked up some challenges and thought I would incorporate a few. I used the sketchy February-2016 from the Creative Scrapbooker magazine web site, it looks like this: 
The colours are from the colormyheartcolordare that challenges you to use a specific set of colours from the Close to my heart pallet, this weeks colours are: 
I spotted this blog challenge a while back to encourage you to make sure YOU make it to your scrapbook pages.

The challenge for February was to 
I have been choosing one little word for the past few years to encourage a focus for the year, my first was PLAY to remind me to Play with my grand children, then came HOPE and this year it is JOY. The photos in this layout all give me JOY, with two of my grand daughters, a joyful visit with my Mother after a stay in the hospital for her and one of my hubby and I. Amazing how many photos you now get of yourself with all of the new technology, you no longer have to be behind the camera but can get yourself into the photos!
I used the Close to my Heart cardstock and our Artbooking Cricut cartridge, the Joy is embossed with an iridescent embossing powder to give it some sparkle. The lagoon header is stamped with the leaves from the Botanical backgrounds (D1645), the lettering one little is from a retired stamp of the month S1201 Little Reminder; the Joy is also from a retired stamp of the month S1310 Scandinavian wishes, the word and 2013 are from the Keystroke upper case. If you are interested in any of these products please check out my shopping cart on the right.
There is still time for you to play and upload your creations to some of these challenges. Happy play time.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cross Canada Hop - Cardstock creations.....

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Cardstock Creations.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle. If you came from Nicky Scott then you are in the right place!

It was my second grand daughters birthday on Feb. 1, she is a movie buff like her Opa (my hubby) and had requested $$ or gift cards to go to the theatres. So we usually give the grand children $$ so they can purchase something they would like to have or experience. It is always interesting to try to figure out how to give that type of gift and remain creative. Especially when they tell you they still have their card from the last few years. I had a brainstorm after looking through the cricut books that I have and made this:  
I used our Cricut Artiste cartridge and the movie page to cut all the pieces, stamped Happy birthday on a label in Thistle.


We placed the 'gift' in the bottom of the box and I crumpled up little pieces of white paper to resemble popcorn on top. The colours used are from a colormyheartcolordare, but did not get to making a blog post that week  in time, it is always fun to challenge yourself to a blog challenge and share your creations.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista Ritskes of simplycreating.ca.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Easter Creations.  So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.