Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Typed Note stamp of the month....

Hi again, playing with some challenges again. On the Atlantic hearts challenge we are challenged to use this sketch:

And on the Color my heart color dare we are challenged to create something with these colours:  Pixie, colonial white, slate and silver sparkle. 

On my Close to my heart team, where we support each other in all kinds of things we have a monthly team challenge, this month we are challenged to use this months stamp of the month S0415 - Typed Note  
I just love the variety of sentiments that can be used in the 'paper' in the typewriter to personalize.
This is one of the cards I created, I was inspired by a pair of cards made by Lisa Bzibziak on a private facebook group. Thank you Lisa for sharing your creations to inspire my creations.

I also took a few close-ups so that you can see the sentiment on the paper: 
 The banner with the Happy Birthday sentiment is popped up with some dimensional tape to add some texture. The background is stamped with stars from various stamp sets, that I was able to find using my file in Evernote where I have most of my stamp sets catalogued so that I can search for the image or saying that I am looking for.

Supplies used, that you can purchase via the shopping cart on the right:
Just to say... D1629 stamp set, one of three that come with the Cricut Artfully sent cartridge/kit.
Typed note S1504 - available for regular purchase or for a discount with a qualifying order.
The stars are from two retired sets
S1204 You Are...
D1606 Chalk it up scrapbook workshop.

Here is another card that I have made and used in a recent card workshop using the stamp of the month:
I used Olive and barn red, splitting the background paper and embossing it with our new diamond embossing folder (Z3020), makes a striking card.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Atlantic Heart 100th sketch challenge using the Color my heart color dare #134

More play time, woo hoo! I am trying to create cards for a workshop on Friday night, I love challenges for the inspiration they give me. The colours for the colour your heart dare this week at first sounded challenging to me, but once I started playing I am pleased with the results.
Cotton Candy, Olive, Lagoon, Black and white daisy.

I also used the sketch from the 100th sketch from the Atlantic Heart sketch challenge.
I rotated the sketch and used a new to me technique for the background. I used a stained glass technique for the background.

You use masking tape ripped into smaller/thinner strips and lay them on your base, I then sponged olive, lagoon and cotton candy onto the base. Carefully peel the tape off of the base and you have the stained glass effect. I watched a video on you tube to see this technique and thought I would try it. The sentiment is from a new set in the next Seasonal expressions number 2, called Wavy Blooms, love the flowers and sentiments on this stamp set. This new Seasonal expressions will be available on April 1, you will love the new items being introduced in this catalogue. I used sequins from one of the other kits from CTMH to be the blossoms on the sketch. I am happy with this card.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Colour my heart challenge #133

Hi again, I was trying to combine two challenges, but missed one by a bit. That is what I get for waiting until the last minute. The color my heart color dare #133 challenges us to use these colours:  Black, colonial white, smoothie, flaxen, crystal blue, gypsy and honey.
This is quite the colour combination; but it is the colour pallet for the 'Wanderful' paper pack in the annual inspirations idea book for Close to my heart.
The first card was inspired by pinterest, the greatest inspiration and time waster there is ;).

My second card I used the sketch from last weeks Atlantic hearts challenge, but finished too late to add it to the link up. That is ok, I got to spend some time creating.

All supplies used are from Close to my Heart, if you are interested in getting your own supplies, please check out the shopping cart on the right. The stamp set used in the second card is from the March stamp of the month, just four of the fourteen stamps in the set. Spend $50 in products and qualify to get the stamp set for $5. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dragonfly wings.....

A different post, KNITTING!!! I have been knitting for the last few years regularly and really enjoying it. Our local yarn shop hosts a knit nite every other week on Wednesdays, where we meet to knit,chat and meet new people! We also support a KIVA fund as part of our evenings. This new group of friends also has a private facebook page where we encourage each other in our knitting and lives. I am very thankful for this group of friends, they supply many laughs and much joy. A few of the younger mothers there are also getting creative outside of their comfort zones...one Amanda has started to dye her own yarn. She started with socks
Yup, they are pencil socks, how cool is this?? The yarn is self striping with stategically placed colour changes. Socks take me a l...o....n...g time to knit, such fine needles and yarn, but I am loving the effect. Starting the heels now :)

Another yarn that she dyed is merino and silk, in a wine colour, she named ' quit yurt wining'. I choose this yarn to knit a project that has been on my wish list for awhile 'dragonfly wings'.

I even added a few beads in the border :)

The snow has to be useful for something, so thought I would get the photos before it disappears in the next few weeks (I hope). I know I have some spots of light on my photo, but I have been playing with inks and paper to get this effect and find it humourous that it has shown up unintended in my photo ;)


I realized on Facebook last night that I completely missed a posting about a team challenge from Simply Creating team at Close to my Heart. So since is the deadline and tomorrow is the deadline for the sketch that I am using, I should get this posted.

This weeks sketch at the Atlantic hearts challenge they are at sketch 96 already!! We are challenged to use this sketch:

And since I love combining challenges, I am using the colour challenge from color my heart color dare to use .

This is what I created, a birthday card to add to my stash....

All supplies used are Close to my Heart, if you are interested in getting any of these to add to YOUR stash, just check out the shopping cart on the right. Stamp sets used D1602 A budding friendship, D1605 Happy to be friends, and D1627 Your own kind of wonderful for the small flower in olive ink.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

colour my heart colour dare #129

My week became busier than I thought it would but that is ok. Started our 'playing' with a friend with a new to us technique 'Bokeh', this is one of the creations using this technique and this weeks colours; white daisy, cranberry, crystal blue, hollyhock, lagoon & whisper.

This is what I came up with and one of my favourites using this technique, I will be doing more of this in the future.....

I left the sentiment area at the bottom or even on top of the inking blank so that I can add it when I need to use this card. All supplies used are Close to My Heart.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Cards, Cards, Cards....

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Card Creations made from using CTMH How To Books.  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 my creations with michelle
If you came from Dominique of fun 2 cre8 then you are in the right place! 

I had fun coming up with various cards for this blog hop, browsing my Originals and Wishes idea books for cards. Lots of creative ideas. I used both books for this blog hop. First up: 

A thinking of you card using the sketch 'Winning combination' from the originals book on pg. 99. I used the hostess stamp set C1606 A thing well done and the sentiment is from A1146 Sincere Expressions.

Next up my Birthday card for my now teenage grandson, using the stamp set from the Hopscotch Scrapbooking kit. Just shows you that you can use the stamps from scrapbooking kits for other items. This kit is only available until the end of March from our seasonal expressions catalogue.

This card used the sketch from the Wishes card creations book pg 72, I rotated the design. You don't always have to play by the rules, rotating a design is a great way of coming up with something new.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of simply creating.
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 Fun creations.  So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.