Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's Camping Time

When you don't have camping stamps you go to the new
Cricut cartridge You Are Here. The tent,pg.8, the mountains, pg.33,
and the trees, pg 24, are fun to cut with our new two-toned cardstock.
The tent is Sapphire and accented with the back side, the trees are 
Willow front and back, and the mountain is Slate with the accent piece 
sponged with slate. This Camping card has never been more fun.
Be sure to check out the camping challenge at Heart 2 Heart 
and the color challenges at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jack
Cardstock: Sapphire, Willow, Ruby, Slate
Stamps: Flower Market greetings
Ink: Slate, Sapphire
Cricut Cartridge: You Are Here

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Meets Color My Heart

For National Friendship Day
Sunday, August 6 is National Friendship Day. For all my
friends who visit my blog this card is for you! I appreciate
your visits and all your kind comments.
Heart 2 Heart is celebrating National Friendship day with a fun 
friendship challenge. Hope you can share with us. For my colors I used 
the colors from Color My Heart: Sapphire, Lemon, Emerald and Poppy. 
The brick background is made with a stencil cut from Artbooking and 
sponged with Poppy ink. The bird is stamped with Charcoal ink and second 
generation Sapphire using the Thoughtful Bird stamp set with the three 
layer stamping technique. Leaves are cut with White Daisy and sponged 
with Emerald ink. Lemon flowers give the card it's final accent . 
And as the card says "So thankful for your friendship."
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Lemon
Stamps: Thoughtful Bird
Ink: Poppy, Emerald, Lemon, Sapphire
Embellishments: Sugar Rush Glitter Gems            

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Heart 2 Heart

Is in Stitches
I love all kinds of stitches on my projects: Faux stitches, sewing machine stitches, 
and hand stitches. But...lately I have been enjoying my stitched die cuts. If you
haven't tried stitching on your projects give it a try. Be sure to check out the
stitching projects at Heart 2 Heart for some inspiration!

CTMH Supplies: This cards shares a sneak peak of some new product coming your way on August 1
Cardstock: White Daisy, Two-toned Charcoal(new)
Paper: Vellum overlay (new)
Stamps: Happily Ever After (new), Short & Sweet
Ink: Pewter(new)
Embellishments: Pink Pearls(new)



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fabulous New Fonts

Coming Your Way
On Tuesday, August 1 the new Thin Cut Block Alphabets can be yours
when ordering from the New 2017-18 Annual Inspiration. These letters
can be used for all your card making and scrapbooking needs.
Also coming your way will be the fabulous new Fundamental B&T Duos.
These basic papers will make all your card making and scrapbooking
 projects faster, simpler,and easier. The printed paper above comes
in the new Charcoal color. I added a spot of the new color of the year
Bashful in random areas on the printed paper. So much coming your way
so stay tuned as the new Annual Inspirations goes live on August 1.
I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts as the inspiration
for my card. And...the Fabulous Fonts inspiration come to 
from the challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Basic
Cardstock: Bashful
Thin Cuts: Block Alphabets
Embellishments: Pink Pearls

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oh the Places You Will Go

When You Dream Big
The Heart 2 Heart Challenge is just right for this banner from
the Artistry Cricut cartridge. Using Lagoon with a black and white
background sets off the banner. Remember...Dream Big and you
can go anywhere your put your mind to.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Lagoon, White Daisy, Black
B&T Duos: Jack, Live Beautifully
Glitter Paper: Black
Cricut: Artistry pg. 34
Thin Cuts: Stars
Embellishments: Black & White Enamel Dots, Black Twine

Color Dare 253

Tangerine, Poppy, Willow, Glacier, and Slate
The colors Tangerine and 2nd generation Poppy from Color My Heart make these (sneak Peek) triple layered roses. The stenciled background is Willow and Glacier sponged on a stencil made from an Artbooking background. Leaves are 2nd generation Willow with Willow veins. The Glacier"Hello" is cut from Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
Be sure to take the challenge each week at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Slate, Glacier
Stamps: Beautiful You (sneak peek from new Annual Inspirations)
Ink: Tangerine, Poppy, Willow, Glacier, Slate
Cricut cartridge: Artbooking, Flower Market

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Color Dare 252

Raspberry, Emerald, and Sea Glass
Color challenge at Color My Heart adds cool Raspberry to
the green colors (Emerald and Sea Glass) from Prickly Pear.
This sketch from Atlantic Hearts is a true keeper. Be sure to 
save it for future use.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Fundamentals: Memo
Cardstock: Sea Glass, White Daisy
Stamps: So May Smiles
Ink: Emerald, Raspberry
Note: I had this Raspberry rose just sitting on the table
and decided to use it even though it is not CTMH. This rose
comes from Heartfelt Creations. I've been having fun with
their flowers while waiting for the new Annual Inspirations.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Vellum Coming Our Way

In the New Annual Inspirations
Coming to you on August 1st 
This is a sneak peak using vellum flowers that are embossed with
white embossing powder and colored on the back with the colors 
from the Color My Heart challenge ....Lemon, Tangerine,and Sorbet. 
The centers are embellished with Sea Glass glitter gems.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy to be Friends(retires on July 31)
Ink: Lemon, Sorbet, Tangerine, Sea Glass
Embellishments: Sugar Rush Dots, Sea Glass Glitter paper

Happy Birthday USA

Celebrating Independence Day
I've been wanting to make a 4th of July card with the No Worries
paper pack. When No Worries became the challenge at Heart 2 Heart
I decided it was time. Happy celebrations to everyone today!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Stamps: Fourth of July
Ink: Pomegranate, Sapphire

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Technique Time

 Water Color
At Heart 2 Heart the new water color challenge gave
me the opportunity to bring out my water brushes.
My favorite way to water color is to use the coordinating
ink pad and the water brush to add the color.

This is a close up of the water colored flowers and leaves.
For this technique cut your desired shapes and lay them on
the Versa Mat or a water proof surface. Spray them with a
light mist of water. Use your water brush to pick up ink color
from the lid of your ink pad. Touch the wet image with the
inked brush and it will spread across the wet image. To get the
two tone color on the leaves I used Emerald with a touch of Lemon.

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts for my card.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Little Dreamer
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Lagoon, Blossom. Smoothie, Whisper, Emerald, Lemon
Embellishments: Little Dreamer Gems
Flowers and Leaves: Flower Market Cricut cartridge

Accenting Awesomeness

With Emojis
There is an emoji challenge going on at Heart 2 Heart.
I used the emojis to accent the greeting on this card.
Be sure to play at Heart 2 Heart this summer.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: WYW Father's Day
Ink: Sapphire, Lemon
Embellishments: Poppy Twine, Blue Enamel Dots
Pattern: WYW Father's Day

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy 4th of July

With A Pretty Pocket
celebration card fun with a pocket of posies and a
Happy birthday message to the USA.
Don't forget to play weekly at Heart 2 Heart so you can
be an addict, a darling and or a sweetheart. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jack
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Cardstock: Sapphire, White Daisy, Fern
Stamps: Rugged Dude, Holiday Tags, Keyboard Alphabet
Ink: Ruby, Sapphire
Flower Market flowers
Embellishments:Red Enamel Gems

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Atlantic Hearts

Meets Color My Heart
My daughter's family is headed out for the blue skies of Hawaii 
this week for their annual Summer adventure. So I made this card
 for them with a special note and a little surprise inside for them to enjoy.
Colors from Color My Heart and the No Worries paper pack 
made this card fun and easy to make.
Using this sketch from Atlantic Hearts put it all together.
Now, if you need some fun during the summer be sure to check 
out the weekly color challenge at Color My Heart and the weekly
sketch at Atlantic Hearts and play each week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy, Lagoon
Stamps: No Worries
Ink: Sapphire
Embellishments: 2 palm trees cut from Flower Market Cricut cartridge

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dancing Cactus

Fiesta Time
Let's Party.... At Heart 2 Heart!
Sometimes living in Southern California it's
cactus time. I'm not too much of a desert person but the happy
dancing cactus are ready to party. Adding some party pennants
helps with the party celebration. 
This stamp set comes to you from Workshop You Way "Let's Party"
If you don't "Fiesta" you can "Party" and if you don't "Party you can "Fiesta"
Either way in Southern California, it's all covered. Be sure to party
with us at Heart 2 Heart!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy, Poppy
Stamps: Let's Party
Ink: Sapphire, Lemon, Poppy, Emerald
Embellishments: Prickly Pear Sequins

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Heartfelt Thankyou

With a Sketch From
Atlantic Hearts and two CTMH paper packs.
 One of the fun things about this current Seasonal Expressions is you
 can mix and match the papers from different packs. On this card I
 mixed the No Worries paper pack with the Prickly Pear paper pack
The flowers and leaves were cut with White Daisy and
sponged with Raspberry and Fern ink.
This fun sketch from Atlantic Hearts was used to make my card.
If you missed the fun with this sketch another one will be posted on Monday.
Be sure to check it out and come play at Atlantic Hearts.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries, Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Raspberry, Fern, Slate
Embellishments: Bitty Opaques, Stardust Glitter Glue
Other: Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge

With Emerald, Blossom, and Lemon
One of my downline gave me a new fun stamp set from Heartfelt Creations.
I normally only use CTMH products but this flower stamp set
was so pretty I had to give it a try. 
With the colors at the Heart 2 Heart challenge it seemed just perfect
to play with this stamp set. I colored the flower with Blossom
and Lemon and the leaves with Emerald and Lemon to soften
the boldness of the Emerald green.

Use these colors below and come play at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy, Blossom, Cocoa
Glitter paper: Gold
Thin Cut: Hello-Thanks
Embossing Folder: Simple Chevron
Embellishment: Mocha Opaque
Other: Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

Monday, June 5, 2017

Color Challenge 246

Mixing it up with Colors of No Worries
This is a real color challenge at Color My Heart this week:
Cocoa, Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cashmere, and White Daisy.
As a consultant, sometimes my customers or downline give me a gift.
Now what do you give a die hard CTMH product user? Something that is
not CTMH. Right? Well, one of my downline gave me a new flower stamp
set from Heartfelt Creations. ( At least the Heart was in the company name).
Anyway when I checked the artwork using this stamp set I had to give it a try.
The colors at this week's Color My Heart were just right for this Sunrise Lily.
In case you're wondering where the Sea Glass is I sponged the leaves with it
and Cashmere. Somehow the straight Sea Glass was not working with this flower.
CTMH Suppplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie, Cocoa
Stamps: Sunrise Lily from Heartfelt Creations, Jack
Ink: Smoothie, Lemon, Cocoa, Sea Glass, Cashmere
Embellishments: Mocha Opaques

Monday, May 29, 2017

Color Dare 245

Little Dreamer
Color My Heart challenge this week is with the Little Dreamer paper pack.
During my endeavor to clean out my CTMH stash of unused items
I ran across this card from Artfully Sent that was never used. The colors in
the Little Dreamer seemed perfect for a cheerful and happy card. 
I used a sample of each paper for the letters and accented
with the flowers from Happy to be Friends.
Be sure to share your creations with Little Dreamer 
this week at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Little Dreamer
Cardstock: White Daisy, Thistle
Stamps: Happy to be Friends
Ink: Thistle, Glacier, Blossom, Lemon, Lagoon
Embellishments: Little Dreamer Glitter Gems, Bakers Twine

Thank You So Very Much

We Salute Our Troops
On this Memorial Day we salute our brave military
 men and women who keep our nation safe. 
This card is accented with the blue burlap ribbon and bakers
twine for the ribbon challenge at Heart 2 Heart. Also added
a triple layer star using the basic star thin cut (available only 
while supplies last). 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Memo Fundamentals
Cardstock: Sapphire, Ruby, White Daisy
Stamps: Salute Our Heroes,  Home of the Free
Ink: Sapphire, Ruby
Embellishments: Blue Burlap Ribbon, Enchantment Ribbon Pack

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Everyday Life

In Retirement Land
Heart 2 Heart challenge for Everyday Life got me to thinking. 
Since being retired everyday is like Saturday. No worries about
what time it is or where do I have to be or what do I have to do.
No clocks to rule the day. Everything gets done on my schedule.
Whether it's sipping my favorite drink, lounging in my favorite
chair, or chilling under the umbrella everyday is a Saturday. 
OMG...It's Sunday and I need to get this post up for
Atlantic Hearts.  No worries. I still have time. 
If you missed this sketch at Atlantic Hearts a new one will
be posted tomorrow. Be sure to check it out and come play.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: No Worries
Ink: Lagoon, Glacier, Cashmere
Embellishments: Prickly Pear Sequins

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coming Up Roses

With Live Beautifully 
Heart 2 Heart Challenge "Coming Up Roses" worked
just great with the Color My Heart Live Beautifully
 paper pack for National Scrapbooking Month.
To make a layered rose just stamp the rose 3 or 4
times and cut out different sections of the rose. Edge
each section with a sponge to accent the section. Pop up 
each layered section and add bitty pearls in the center. 
You still have time to play at Heart 2 Heart and Color My Heart
and share your special creations with us.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Live Beautifully
Cardstock: Thistle, White Daisy
Stamps: Live Beautifully, Happy Birthday
Ink: Thistle, New England Ivy
Embellishments:Bitty Pearls

Heart 2 Heart

Meets Color My Heart
The color challenge at Color My Heart is inspired by the colors of 
 Little Dreamer: Glacier, Juniper, Canary, and Thistle 
The Teeny Tiny challenge at Heart 2 Heart inspired me to
make some inchies. So....what do you do with inchies?
I used them to accent some tags so I can have tags for any occasions.
Play along at Heart 2 Heart and you could become an Addict, a Darling
and/or a Sweetheart. And join the fun at Color My Heart with the Little 
Dreamer color inspirations.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Teeny Tiny

With Little Dreamer
Addicts, Darlings, And Sweethearts play at Heart 2 Heart. You have all month to 
achieve your Addict,Darling. or Sweetheart goal. To my surprise,
I was an Addict. and a Darling and a Sweetheart in the month of April.  
Time to play again. 
For my teeny tiny project, I wanted to make some inchies with the Little
 Dreamer paper pack for the challenge at Between the Folds
 Then I added the inchies to a tag so now I'm ready to Tag any Occasion. 
 Come and play at Heart 2 Heart and you could be the next 
Challenge will come your way on Tuesday.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Little Dreamer
Cardstock: Lemon, Thistle, Glacier, Juniper, White Daisy
Stamps: Friendly Wishes (retiring soon! Get it while you can)
Ink: Black, Lemon, Thistle
Embellishments: Little Dreamer Glitter Gems


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Picture My Life Cards

Are Included in All Paper Packs
Between the Folds challenge is to make a project with a
Picture My Life card. I used the palm tree card 
in the new No Worries Paper Pack from Expressions II
I also used the No Worries stamp set and thin cuts 
along with the B&T Duos.
Take the challenge at Between The Folds and share with us.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy, cashmere
Stamps: No Worries
Ink: Lagoon,Glacier, Cashmere
Embellishments: Brads, White Burlap Ribbon

Monday, May 1, 2017

Seasonal Expressions II

Hooray! A New Idea Book
I'm using the Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the 
colors from Color My Heart to announce that the
This card is made with new B&T, a new stamp, and new star thin cuts.
The bright and cheerful Colors at Color My Heart reflect the bright and 
cheerful products in this new idea book. Be sure to take a look.
This fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches made it easy to
make the card to announce the new idea book. Thank you
Freshly Made Sketches.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy, Raspberry, Willow
Stamp: Hooray
Ink: Willow
Embossing Folder: Confetti Stars

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Sneak Peak

At Atlantic Hearts
I've been working on my upcoming workshops with the soon to be released Expressions II paper packs. When the Atlantic Hearts sketch came up I was working with the "No Worries" paper pack. 
I used that paper pack the sketch below to make this Chillin' on the beach with "No Worries" card. 
Use this sketch from Atlantic Hearts to make a fun chillin' card. 
Don't forget that a new sketch is posted every Monday at Atlantic Hearts
If you missed this one check back on Monday and come play.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sapphire
Stamps: No worries
Ink: Glacier, Sapphire, Lagoon,Cashmere
Embellishments: bitty Brads, Burlap Ribbon

Friday, April 28, 2017

All Creatures Great and Small Challenge

One of the Greatest Creatures
Welcomes The Little  One
I don.t know how the elephant became the symbol for a new baby
but it works for this challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
The month is almost over for playing at Heart 2 Heart.
Hope you can get in on the action. Two more days.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy, Rustic Home
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, White Daisy, Smoothie
Stamps: Baby Bundle
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Whimsy Ribbon, Pink Gems

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April Showers

Bring May Flowers and a Sneak Peak
Heart 2 Heart's April showers challenge was a real challenge for me.
Then I was cruising through my Artistry booklet and noticed the rain drop
background. I used that with some cloud B&T paper (sneak peak) 
from Little Dreamer coming soon in the new Expressions II. I also used some
floral paper from Little Dreamer for the umbrella. 
Only a few days left to play at at Heart 2 Heart. You could become an addict, 
a darling or a sweetheart. So come play along and see what you get.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Little Dreamer(sneak peak)
Cardstock: Glacier, Thistle, Blossom, Slate, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Whisper
Embellishments: Bakers Twine, Sugar Rush Dots

Sunday, April 23, 2017

My New Favorite Color Combo

Blossom and Sorbet
With Some Kind of Wonderful paper and a sketch from Atlantic Hearts.
Using the stripped Glacier B&T paper from Some Kind of Wonderful
paper pack gives a soft look for the blossom and sorbet flowers. 

Use this sketch from Atlantic Hearts to make a simple and elegant card.
Keep this sketch handy for your future card making days. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Some Kind of Wonderful
Cardstock: Blossom, White Daisy, Glacier
Stamps: Hello Lovely, So May Smiles
Ink: Sorbet, Blossom, Whisper, Glacier
Embellishments: Sugar rush Dots, Whisper Twine

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hello Wonderful World

Says the "Some Kind of Wonderful" Turtle
What would a Wonderful World  be without this cute little turtle?
Share your wonderful world crafty goodies at Heart 2 Heart.
Or you could have a crafty day and share your
 Some Kind of Wonderful project at Between The Folds.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Some Kind Of Wonderful
Cardstock: White Daisy, Whisper, Willow
Stamps: Some Kind of Wonderful
Ink: Black, Willow
Embellishments: Black & White Dots

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Whimical Chicks

Whimsical is the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart. 
Couldn't resist the cute little chick in the Some Kind of Wonderful
stamp set for my Whimsical Easter cards. 





Easter blessings to all this week as we prepare to celebrate
the risen Christ and all that fills our hearts because of His sacrifice.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Color My Heart

Meets Atlantic Hearts
The Color Dare # 237 challenge at Color My Heart
is Lagoon, Thistle, Tangerine, and White Daisy. these are fun 
Spring colors that make a nice Easter Card.
One of my customers gave me some fun gingham with polka dots
Lagoon colored papers. I couldn't wait to play with the paper so I
got busy with the Color My Heart color dare and the Atlantic Hearts
sketch and that cute chick from Some Kind of Wonderful to make 
some kind of fun Easter card.
Use this sketch to make your card and share with us at

Friday, March 31, 2017

Time for Tea

Hello Lovely tea cup from Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
Tea cup mounts in the center section of this stair step card.
If you didn't get a chance to play at  Heart 2 Heart this month you can 
come play each week next month ant join the Let's Make a Deal 
club by participating each week in the month.  See everyone in April.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It's Tool Time

Close to My Heart has some fun tools to give our card making
and scrapbooking projects a special look. For this challenge 
I used the following tools: scissors, embossing tool, piercing tool,
stitching guide, foam mat, paper trimmer, and EZ Dots Adhesive.
To make these sentiment labels, use the stitching guide and the piercing tool to make the shapes.
Use embossing tool to emboss a border around the hexagon and diamond shapes and cut out with your scissors. Use a scallop punch to punch the circle and hand cut the heart with your scissors.

Make the cards using the Happy Heart stamp set and the heart papers from the Adventure
Fundamentals paper pack. Use Make It From Your Heart pattern book Vol. II to make your cards.

Card Pattern #23 Cranberry Heart paper

Card Pattern #24 Raspberry Paper

Card Pattern #28 Lagoon Paper

Card Pattern #19 Blossom Paper
It's not to late to play tool time at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Cranberry, Raspberry, Lagoon, Blossom
Glitter Paper: Sea Glass, White, Silver
Embellishments: Sugar Rush Dots