Monday, April 14, 2014

Cross Canada April Blog Hop -- ARTBOOKING!!!

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring creations made with our latest Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking.  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 S. at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Nicky of timeless cottage nb then you are in the right place! 
I hosted a card workshop a few weeks back and this was one of the favourite cards, so easy and quick, but above all CUTE!!!



Two different cards, but so quick and simple.  I used this months Stamp of the month S1404 Balloon talk for the sentiments.  The owl is cut out on two different colours of cardstock to give the contrast from page 64 in our Artbooking cartridge. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of simplycreatingtogether.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, 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 Home Decor projects.  So mark May 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #50!!!

The atlantic hearts challenge blog is already up to sketch 50!!!  Hard to believe that it has been 50 challenges already.  This past week we have been asked to use this sketch:

This is what I came up with:
I used the Timberline paper pack as well as some of our wood grain washi tape, what a quick way to add a border.  The Happy Birthday is from a very old set or our stamps, I used the swish technique on the solid stamp to give it a different look, I like it, even did it on the Birthday.  Lots of fun to have a different look with the stamp every time.  I sponged all the edges in either chocolate or juniper ink as well as some chocolate brads to dress it up a bit.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Color my heart color dare #88

Wow, hard to believe that it has been 88 color dares already.  When I saw this weeks colours, I thought what bright cheerful spring colours.  Then I put on my dreaming cap and thought they would be perfect for a April calendar on my display stand, some nice bright cheerful colours for a usually grey month.  

I used buttercup cardstock with a sunset overlay, cut with the Cricut artbooking cartridge.  Stamping was done with the Trinity alphabet, I used the smoothie for the regular days and lagoon for Good Friday and Sundays.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Atlantic Hearts sketch #48

Wow, the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge is almost up to number FIFTY!!!  Hard to believe, but it has been so inspiring to see the different sketches each week and hope that I would have time to play and enter.  This weeks challenge sketch #48 is to use this sketch:  to come up with out own creation.  And this is what I came up with:


I used the sketch a few times in a card workshop I led on Saturday.  Since we played with the ombre technique (I know it is hard to see but it is there) I created a few more cards using the same sketch.


I love this stamp set of Tweety, it is new to me, but sadly for you retired.  I used our new embossing folders as well, it was fun to play and create. Until next time....

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Atlantic Hearts sketch and colour my heart colours

Hi there, on the atlantic hearts challenge for sketch 47 we are challenged to use this sketch: 

and then on the color my heart color dare we are challenged to use these colours:
 Ponderosa pine, New England ivy and goldrush.  Not my first go to colours, but that is why we have challenges to challenge us.
And this is what I came up with, nice to spend an quiet hour or so creating.  Of course I check out the sketch at the beginning of the week and ponder it all week before I come up with what I can use. 
I enjoy the challenge of fulfilling the sketch and making it my own.  Sadly all the stamp sets used are retired, but great that I have them in my collection and on Evernote so that I can find what I am looking for when I want it.  Colours used are those requested, ponderosa pine, New England ivy and goldrush.  Stamp sets used: Washi wonder (a hostess stamp last idea book), the thank you is from D1375 Treasures and the bow is from C1473 remarkable wreath.  I was reminded about our blending pen from Brae Montgomery's blog post on Tuesday, I used it for the lines for the sentiment and the bow.  I used a EK success border punch for the piece of New England ivy.  You still have time to play along, so get playing!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunshine and Warm Breezes March Blog Hop

Sunshine and warm breezes, I think we are all ready for some of that, esp. since tonight the temperature is expected to drop again. This blog hop was for CTMH consultants that are fed up with winter, and needed something to brighten their day and that of others by sharing.  If you have come from Michelle S at mycreationswithmichelle, you are at the right spot.  Yes, I know this is my second blog hop today, what can I say, I needed some creating time.

This past February we were blessed to be able to travel to Varadero, Cuba with friends, it was their first trip, our second to this wonderful spot on the earth.  A full week of nothing to do but what we wanted, rest and relaxation and a few (or more) pina coladas.
To help remember this wonderful week away I started my first layout to record the memories of the week: 

I made use of our Artbooking Cricut cartridge and played.  The sketch I used is this one from scrapysketches I had pinned it on pinterest a few weeks back and it kept niggling in my mind that this would be a fun one to do.



Here are the single pages, the white piece of paper is for journalling still to come.


Below is a close up of the palm tree that is 3-D, I cut the leaves out twice and popped them up to give them some dimension.  The suns shining on the banner are the same sun shape from the cricut cartridge cut at half-inch size and strung on white bakers twine.  I just love our camera cut out on the cartridge as well as the numbers for the year.  My title of CUBA was a photo of how the grass was marked on the resort at one location that I discovered by accident and then had to photograph.   The background paper is from our new Skylark paper pack.  The punched borders were done using my EK Success border punches in my tool box.

Your next stop on our hop is Chris Robertson from chriscreativelife, if you would like to start at the beginning you can go to Brae Montgomery's site here and she will have the whole list of hoppers.  Happy hopping and hoping that this will brighten your day as we wait patiently for spring and warmer temperatures.

Cross Canada hop

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring card boxes.  Did you know that you can create your own card boxes using CTMH products? Whether they are the My Creations Card Boxes, Journaling Boxes or cricut cuts, there is just so much more you can use these boxes for. 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 Michelle's of  mycreationswithmichelle then you are in the right place! 

I had a hard time deciding what to make or create, since I spent part of my week off cleaning, I found a few things.  A long time ago I purchased a few faith encouragement cards, so I thought I would make a box to hold a few of them.


I used this sketch from atlanticheartschallenge for the front of the box.
And the colours from colormyheartcolordare to use Autumn terracotta, Barn red, Hollyhock and Olive.  
And this one of the back of the box: 
I used to different a sized stamp sets, A Tree and A garden to stamp and decorate my box, along with just a few bitty sparkles to give some shine and bling.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheri of sherisays-justscrapit.  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, 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. Join us again in April when we will be featuring creations from the third Cricut Cartridge, Artbooking. We hope you will join us again on April 15th, 2014.