Thursday, May 29, 2014

I am a guest designer!!

Hi all, welcome to this weeks Color My Heart color challenge # 96.  We are challenged this week to use...creme brulee, crystal blue, juniper, sky and sorbet or the colors in the paper pack Balloon Ride.  This is what I came up with:
I used the sketch from this weeks Atlantic Hearts Challenge and created this card with the balloon ride paper pack, this way I was sure to get all the colours in.  This is one of the few cards that I have made using the paper patterns, I think I should try it more often.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Play time

This past Saturday afternoon I hosted a card making class, I thought I would share a few of the variations.  Sometimes all you need to do is change the sentiment and you have a totally different card.  One of my guests stamped two different sentiments one on each side of the sentiment piece of paper so she is ready when she decides what she wants to use the card for.

 The bottom sample is the one I created with the rolled flower and the upper one is one from a friend who used a flat flower to be able to mail it easier. Same card, different look, it all depends on your paper placement under the overlay.  The overlay was cut at 4 1/2 inches from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, such a fun card.  We used one of our paper packs Lollydoodle with three different sheets of paper, since all our paper is double sided you get six different options.  Each paper pack also comes with coordinating cardstock so you can not go wrong in your colour choices when you use one of our packs.

 Just a change of sentiment here, we used the "Free to be Me" paper pack that is only available for the month of May for national Papercrafting month.  You must purchase $50 of product and then you can purchase this paper pack for only $5.  It is a great buy, you get six different designs of patterned paper on three sheets, two of each along with matching cardstock that has one side embossed, and two sheets of embossed vellum.  A great buy!

 The same paper pack as before, just a different sentiment.  You can see the gold dot vellum in this card.
And for Father's Day we created this card, using a overlay cut with the Artbooking cricut cartridge and the Perfect Fit- Dad (C1542) stamp set.  Another great set with many different options....Dad, Grampa, Golfer and Griller, including a mustache as well as the plaid tie image!
We enjoyed our time playing with paper, ink and stamps and went home with more stamps to add to our supply.  Watch for future card workshops later in the summer.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Time to play and fill a few challenges :)

Hi again, thought it was about time I took some play time and filled a few challenges.  I will be needing some cards for my stash soon and thought I would get one of them out of the way.  (I will need more baby cards soon so more will be coming ;))

On the Atlantic Hearts challenge we are challenged to use this sketch and sorry I did not get this done earlier to invite you to play along too.   Tonight the challenge closes, but tomorrow morning there will be a new sketch to play along with.

Over on the Color My Heart blog we are challenged to use these colors in a creation, we have until this week Thursday night to play with this one:
Sunset, Olive and Lagoon, definitely not colours that I would normally work together with.  A friend from knit night gave birth to her baby boy, while we were all sleeping peacefully a while ago, so I though I would create a card for her and her family.
I love this "Wild Wonders" stamp set (C1558) from Close to my Heart, so many fun animals to play with and I did not even use them all.  I had to think about the sketch a bit to figure out how I could make it work then remembered this stamp set and thought, I would play.  The lion is second generation sunset ink to give it a different look.  All the stamps used are from that one set, I cut out the giraffe and lion with my Cricut Artbooking cartridge (Z1906)  so much fun.  I hope to see some more of you playing too and using challenges to inspire yourself or challenge your creativity.