Monday, April 27, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #105

 I love being on the design team for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I pushes me to go outside of my comfort zone!  Coloring stamped images is not my thing but I needed to do some sympathy cards and for some reason these flowers spoke to me!

Using our ShinHan Twin markers, tons of the colors, I just colored until I was happy using the ShinHan Twin Colorless Blending pen to remove some color and blend the flowers!!  

It needed a little more so I colored the butterfly and fussy cut it with our Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors!  I put a little 3-D Foam tape on the wings to make them look 3 dimensional, but I stuck down the center.

Balloon Ride scraps are the patterned part of the card and Kraft paper for the the other side, divided by our Blue Shimmer Trim!  Love the impact of our Shimmer Trim plus it comes in LOTS of colors including white that you can color to any shade you want with our markers!

I absolutely love this card and hope you do too!  Please join us on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share what you create too!





















Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter I


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!


For this hop we will be featuring the letter I.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their I element will be featured in their post.



If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!


 My I is Isabel.  Friends of ours moved to Paraguay while she was pregnant. We really miss them and this picture is the only one I have from when their daughter, Isabel was born.






I looked for a paper to go with the picture and ran across the old retired paper called Topstitch that seemed to be perfect. In the pack of paper I found the coordinating suede flowers. Also retired products I used were the metal flowers and white ric-rac ribbon. 

The lacy shape near the top right was cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  To the left of the lacy cut is a Picture My Life card that I cut and used just a portion of. 

A challenge inspired my page. The Scrap Our Stash Challenge for April which used this sketch 















and you need to use one thing for each letter of the word STAMP.
S- Suede Flowers
T-Topstitch paper from CTMH
A-Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge-Tree 1 cut (lacy shape near the top
M-Metal flowers in the centers of the suede flowers
P-Picture My Life Card- tucked in at the top of the picture

Doing this challenge was fun and made me go outside my box and use things I wouldn't use on a page and digging in my stash and finding forgotten treasures.

Have fun hopping through the rest of the I posts!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Marie Goetz - Marie's Papercrafting and Such 



Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy 
2. Marie Goetz - Marie's Papercrafting and Such 
3. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking.com 
4. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings 
6. Tonya Whitehurst - With All My Heart & Soul 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free Crop/ Crafty Day with Bonus!

Free Crop Saturday, April 18 from 10am to 4pm!

Bring your lunch, what ever you want to work on and a circuit mat if you plan to use the Cricut (or $6 to buy one)

Let me know if you are coming so I can set up a spot for you!

BONUS:  I will have 5-10 cards out from past Card Cafes and they will be $1 a piece to make! Below are some of them!



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wonderful in Salt Lake City




















Our trip to Salt Lake City was the first time my husband and I had time really away in a while.  This is the title page of the album or at least a section of an album about our trip to Salt lake City.

The title was the first thing I cut on my new Explore.  I absolutely love it.

This was a quick simple page of the views flying into Salt Lake City.  I made three banners from the leftover Wanderful paper in varying lengths and matted each picture, added a border at the bottom topped with a zip strips and over that a strip of Honey Triangles Washi tape. Add the title and I was done!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #103

Great sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge with sooo many possibilities that I struggled with where to start!  My plan was to use the new Blossom paper. However, the Brushed was sitting on my table and I have seen several cards using the Bokeh technique and wanted to try it but, I didn't want to take the time to do that for this card.  The Brushed paper is very similar with no work!

For the base of the card, I used Cotton Candy and Canary cardstock then the Brushed paper.  To add a little shine to the card, I added the Pink Shimmer Trim and Pink Glitter Gems on the butterfly.






The stamps I used were the brand new Friendship Wreath, Typed Note (the Stamp of the Month) and the Brushed Workshop on the Go stamp inked with Pear, Canary and Pixie.

The butterfly was inked with Canary and Rock & Rolled with Pixie and inked the edges with a little Pixie too! Then using the Typed Note  I put the sentiment on the wing in Pear!











The Hello Friend is the NEW Friendship Wreath stamp set ($2.95) and I just added a touch of yellow with the Shin Han Marker Golden Yellow.

Be sure to join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  We love to see your take on the Sketches!


Pink Shimmer Trim
Typed Note (the Stamp of the Month)
Brushed Workshop on the Go 

Friendship Wreath
 Pink Glitter Gems


Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter H


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter H.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are at the beginning!

Happy Birthday and Hang time are my H's!











This is a layout from a Money $aving $ketches class I do every month with the instructions from Tami!  There are two but the other isn't finished yet!

I used the really old, retired such called Animal Cookies, but this was the card paper that came in bulk with just two prints! The Explore has a free trial subscription to the Cricut Design Space so I used the Birthday Bash Alphabet and welded it together!

I love how small you can cut with the Explore and not have issues!  Love my little titles of Hang Time and The "Pit"!

Thanks for joining us on the hop!  Be sure and leave some love!





Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)
1. Linda Norman- ScrappyTherapy 
2. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog 
3.  Pam Trostle ~ Pam's Crafty Creations 
4. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings 
5.  Marie Goetz - Marie'sPaper Crafting and Such   
6. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking.com  
8. Darlys Recker -Crafty Happy 
9. Tonya Whitehurst - With All MyHeart & Soul