Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mojo Monday #206 & RCC18

I chose to do the square version of this week's Mojo Monday sketch... and paired it up with the Ribbon Carousel Challenge #18 which is to use 2 or more 'spool' items on your project.  Of all of the cards I've made in the past few months that are my favourites, the 3 or 4 that I've made using the You & Me kit are all right up there, and this one is no exception - these colours and patterns just really do it for me :o)



Sentiment is Bloom & Grow by Verve; Striped ribbon & patterned papers are You & Me; Flowers and Butterfly are Paper Blooms; Opaque mocha pearls; Chocolate cardstock & ink - all CTMH.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #25 & Play Date Cafe #96

When I saw this week's Sketchbook Saturday sketch, instead of flowers, I saw snowflakes?  And when I saw how soft and pretty this week's Play Date Cafe colours were... I decided to combine the two challenges:



My card is 5 1/2" square:

Patterned papers are DCVW; Pearls are Michaels; Stamp set is Nature's Gift; Ink is Grey Wool; Cardstock is Colonial White; Ribbon is Ivory Organdy - all CTMH.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mojo Monday #205

I grabbed the new Dreamin' papers for this week's Mojo Monday sketch again... I just really like how these colours go together :o)
Patterned papers are Dreamin'; Cardstock is Chocolate, Pacifica & Colonial White; Stamp sets are Simple Memories & Believe in Yourself; Inks are Chocolate & Creme Brulee; Chocolate button & ricrac - all CTMH; Baker's Twine from The Twinery.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Holiday layout & Tags

I rarely post layouts (especially since I haven't scrapbooked in a while!), but I was really happy with how this one worked out.  The photos were perfect for CTMH's Jingle papers from a few years ago, and I decided to stamp matching snowflakes behind my row of photos.  I used up the extra "words" that I had stamped to make into a few early Christmas tags:

Patterned papers are Jingle, Creative Basics; Stamp set is Holiday Jingle; Cardstock is Tulip & White Daisy; Inks are Tulip, Blush & Juniper - all CTMH. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

UFO's

Not the extra-terrestrial variety... but the "Un-Finished Object" kind.  While doing a bit of a tidy in my craft room earlier this summer, I continually came across bits and pcs of unfinished cards.  Either something that was started and not finished, or duplicate cards that never got put together.  So I vowed to make a bit of a dent in my little pile, and assembled a few of them:
This one was for the very first challenge I had as a designer for the Heart2Heart Challenges Blog back in January, which was to make a Pear/Sky Blue/Colonial White card.  This was my initial idea that just wasn't coming together (totally trying to over-think it, and be too artsy!) so I had to let it sit for 6months before I decided to just put it together anyway.  Definitely out of the box for me, and I think I scrapped 3 other cards before finally making one that stuck:
Cardstock is Colonial White & Sky Blue; Stamp sets are The Present & Say it in Style; Inks are Pear, Sky Blue & Desert Sand; Patterned paper is Magnifique; Ivory organdy ribbon - all CTMH.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mojo Monday #204

I've been a little slow at both creating & posting lately, so there's nothing like a little Mojo Monday sketch to get things going again.  Here's this week's sketch by Julee:
I pulled out CTMH's new Dreamin' papers for this one... all the new fall paper packs are so gorgeous, and I really love the new little zip strips for card making (the row of coloured dots is a zip strip!):
Paper pack is Dreamin'; Cardstock is Chocolate, Pacifica & Colonial White; Stamp sets are Treasure Life & Star Power; Inks are Chocolate & Sunset; Bitty Sparkles - all CTMH.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #23

I really wanted to try out my new little Cuttlebug flower dies that I found for a riduculously cheap price recently!  So Chupa's sketch this week was calling my name :o)


I've made the picture huge because I like seeing all the details!


Patterned papers are Curio by Basic Grey; Stamp set is Blessings by Verve; Cardstock is Colonial White & Chocolate, Blush B&T by CTMH; Inks are Desert Sand and Chocolate, CTMH; Bamboo Bigger Brads, CTMH; Ribbon & Lace from my stash.  Dies by Cuttlebug.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Made the Top Ten on H2H!

What a nice surprise to check my email this morning, and find a note from Mary saying that I'd made the Top Ten for July on H2H with this card from the inspiration week on July 6th!  Many thanks to the DT!  I've posted my Top Ten badge on the left :o)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #153

My long awaited Verve stamps & dies arrived yesterday, so they were the first things I grabbed for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  Here is the colour palette:
I was very much inspired by Broni Holcombe's gorgeous card, so here's my spin on it: (even though it looks a bit rectangular, it's actually a 5 1/2" square card)
Stamp set is Bloom & Grow, by Verve; Elegant Leaves and Floral Circles dies by Verve; Cardstock is Kraft, Heavenly Blue & White Daisy; Inks are Black, Olive, Crystal Blue & Heavenly Blue; Heavenly Blue & Kiwi Bigger Brads - all CTMH.

Friday, August 5, 2011

CASE study Challenge Anniversary

The Case Study Challenge blog is a wonderful place to find inspiring creations by some very talented designers, and this week is their 1st anniversary.

 Not only is there an amazing blog hop for you to check out, there are prizes, and to celebrate, they've asked us to case (copy!) a piece of artwork by one of their designers, so I chose this card by Teneale Williams from a few weeks ago... and here's what I've come up with:


Stamp sets are Simple Memories, Butterfly Kisses, Universal Backgrounds & From Me to You; Cardstock is Black, Colonial White & Kraft; Inks are Black, Bamboo & Desert Sand; Opaque Pearls - all CTMH.  Ribbon from my stash!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mojo Monday #202

A very interesting sketch for this week's Mojo Monday challenge... with all of the different shapes going on, I tried to keep patterned paper to a minimum, and it's still a fairly 'busy' card!  I decided to turn the sketch on it's end:

Stamp sets are Beautiful You by Verve and Butterfly Kisses by CTMH; Patterned papers are Urban Prairie by Basic Grey; Cardstock is Juniper & White Daisy, CTMH; Ink is Buttercup, Juniper & Ponderosa Pine, CTMH; Juniper ribbon, CTMH; Stickles.

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