Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn with Art Philosophy

Welcome to our Autumn Art Philosophy Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing our amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's the time of year where leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping, the days are shorter, and the holidays are quickly approaching. This month we will be featuring projects with an Autumn theme made using the Art  Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create
My project is a scrapbook page I made for a workshop that I did. Since I work in a school, I get yearly photos of myself, which can be a good thing, when you are always behind the camera.

I used numerous stamps the banner is stamped with one of the sets that comes with this cartridge, they are on pages 49, heart on page 69, long banner on page 68. The tag is on page 50 and the butterfly is on page 55 in the booklet that comes with the cartridge. the patterned paper is from the retired footloose paper pack and the rope border is from Pemberly workshop kit (retired). The cardstock used is kraft for the background, with lagoon and blush for the banner and butterflies. I also used bakers twine to accent the banner and tag. I just noticed a little bling on the one butterfly body and a few staples to attach the smaller butterflies. My name is stamped with the bohemian alphabet and the fieldtrip alphabet (retired) in pear ink. Hope you are enjoying hopping along on our autumn path.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you "fall" off the path:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  1. Diana ~ Dianas Free Moments 
  1. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper 
  1. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  1. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  1. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents
  2. Arlene ~ You are here :)
  3. Amanda  ~ Scraps of Love

Monday, October 15, 2012

H2H - Christmas part 2

How convenient that the blog would have another Christmas card challenge, just when I had to create one or two for a Workshop I am doing with some of my fellow consultants.  So without further ado, here is a Christmas card, two versions, can you tell the difference?

OLW 109

This weeks challenge for the One Layer Wednesdays is to make a halloween card.  Now I do not normally even think of making a halloween card, it is hard enough for me to make my halloween layouts.  I like the simplicity of one layer cards, now it does not help me to get using my stash, but that is for another day.
Here is my halloween card:
I used only two colours - Autumn terracotta and black.  The stamp sets used are the Perfectly fit frames and the Perfect fit Halloween stamp set.
It  is nice to make clean and simple projects sometimes.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Video inspiration

A few weeks back a video that I watched from My Craft Channel inspired me to create.  Here is the link to the video in which Monica and Kristine show us how to do terrific two tones.  The first card that Monica shared after showing us the technique was my inspiration.

I used our beautiful satin ribbon under the roses and pleated it with tape to hold it place.  The flowers and leaves are fussy cut, the sentiment shape is from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The green background paper is from our Dotty for you special a few months back.  It felt so good to create this card.  Thanks for looking and commenting.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

H2H by the numbers

Over on the H2H blog this weeks challenge is by the numbers, you can find the details here at heart2 heart challenges.  My youngest grand daughter has a birthday in a week or so, so I actually got her card finished before her birthday.
 I spotted the sketch for this card on the scrapbook and cards today magazine blog for World Card Making day last weekend.  Tonight I took a few minutes to be creative and made this card using the CTMH sophia paper pack (retired), the Cricut artiste cartridge with the coordinating stamp set and the bohemian alphabet.  I am really happy with how this card turned out.