Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bride and Groom

For one of my Card Cafes (the next one is June 18), I made this Artfully Sent wedding card. It was super simple!

The base was changed to be a 4 x 5.5 inch base and cut 2 per page.  I cut small strips of out Brown and Tan Glitter paper to cover the words Bride and Groom and adhered them to the inside of the card.  I then picked a retired paper, For Always and cut a piece big enough to go on the inside to cover the Gold Glitter paper.

On the opposite side of the interior of the card I used a piece of White Daisy and stamped on it with Black. The sentiment is from The Happy Couple stamp set! It is a pretty versatile set!  I have used it for wedding, birthday, Valentine's and anniversary!  What would you use it for?
The Color My Heart Color Dare has a challenge this week to use black, white and gold. This was a perfect challenge for this card so I will be entering it in their challenge!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #109-

 Using scraps on my table and a stamp set I have been wanting to play with for a while, I made this cute card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #109.

The paper is Hopscotch, which just retired and the stamp set is Rain or Shine.  I just realized I the clouds are a Cricut cut and I could have made my life easier!  Guess I should have paid attention to the stamp set because it tells you with a red line around the shapes and the cartridge and page number.  This one uses the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Anywho, I used Honey ink for the sun, Lagoon for the clouds and Smoothie for the sentiment! The clouds were stamped in first and second generation meaning I stamped twice and didn't reink before stamping the second one. For the strip across the center I used our White Shimmer Trim, I had used our Smoothie Striped Washi Tape but it was too much pattern for the card!

I would love to see what you create with this sketch!  Join us at  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter K

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

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

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

K is for Kitty cake. My girls can never agree with each other on anything for birthday parties. This year, Lora wanted a Kitty cake and Sara wanted cheesecake.  My mother loves to make the kids' birthday cakes so she made her the Kitty cake and it turned out so cute!  

I was down to the end of the Confetti Wishes paper pack and Complements these were the last pictures too!  The bits and pieces turned into a cute simple page. The embellishments came from the zip strips that are next to the Kitty cake and the leftover Complements are the cake on the right. The lovely thing is this paper pack is all gone now!  Love using up paper packs and not having the leftovers that sit around!

The layout is inspired by this one on Pinterest!

Enjoy the rest of the K posts as you hop through and please leave them some love!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

4. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
5. Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Toothless Grin

Using up my stash is my favorite thing to do, that said the cardstock is Close to My Heart and the patterned paper is from my stash!  He is wearing his Cars pj's that he made so I thought that the cars paper would be perfect!

I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the title.  The cardstock I used was Cranberry, Canary and Topiary.  While this layout is simple, I just love the way it turned out!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Pie

 My daughter loves to cook, especially bake!  Thanksgiving 2013 she decided she wanted to bake a pie so she headed over to her grandma's and baked an apple pie.  It even had a turkey cut out of the crust on top of the pie!

This layout features the Buzz and Bumble paper which is retired. All the corners were rounded with our Corner Rounder!

 The title was cut using the Artiste Cartridge and an alphabet I had access to through the Design Space free subscription that I had for 2 weeks.

I had fun with the embellishments on this page.  The leaves are just paper folded in half and cut in a leaf shape and then sanded with our sanding block.   The acorns and apple were cut on the Cricut using Art Philosophy and Doodlecharms.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun in the Sun

In one of my Virtual Crops, one of the challenges was to use black, white and one other color.  I used the green patterned paper from the Brushed paper pack and Topiary as my greens.

The title was cut using the Cuttin' Up font cartridge and some stars from the Design Studio when I had a free subscription from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  The grass was cut with the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jackson Layout Workshop

Thursday, May 28 at 9:30 am orSaturday, May 30 at 10 am
Cost is $20

We will use the Jackson paper and complements!
Everything is cut for you and the remaining paper is yours!

Bring adhesive, 3-d Foam Tape, and scissors!

Sign up and pay by Friday, May 15!

To pay either mail me a check or pay in person or do paypal to cmncmn@satx.rr.com using the friends and family payment!  (call me if you need help to send a paypal payment!)