Monday, May 27, 2019

Heart Happy Workshop Kit from CTMH

I got creative with some projects using supplies from Close To My Heart this month, fully intending to play along with some challenges at Heart 2 Heart.  It's been a while since I've played along . . . just trying to do better and create.  While I started a few weeks back, I completed my items today. 


I used paper from the Heart Happy Workshop Kit along with various stamp sets.  I always create my layouts first, and then make cards with my scraps. 

So here are a few layouts, inspired by this months' challenge at Heart 2 Heart, starting with the National Scrapbook Month challenge.  My pictures are still on order, but here is a layout inspired by the challenge.  


I had to couple those awesome papers and colors with the Paw Prints on my Heart stamp set.  


Check out my "O" . . . with that precious little face!  And the other side of my two page spread . . .


Some paw prints on the banner.  

Now again, I always create my layouts first, and then my cards.  So "For the Love of Pets", I created another layout.  When I saw this paper, I had to tie it together to make some pet pages.  My pictures . . . on their way thru snail mail.  But my layouts are ready. 


I made a few of those "Heart Diagrams".  It spoke to me.  


And then the "Besties" inspiration . . . here is a card that I'll send to a bestie!  I can't help but think about Grey's Anatomy . . . Meredith and Christina . . . "You're My Person". 


And then finally . . . something "Minty". 



Supplies Used -Furry Friends Love Layout
Stamps and Dies:  Paw Prints on my Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Black Ink (Close To My Heart);
Cardstock, Paper, Stickers and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);
Scrap of Ribbon from my Stash

 
Supplies Used - My Heart Diagram Page
Stamps and Dies:  A Piece of My Heart Stamp Set and Paw Prints on My Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Ballerina, Bashful, Raspberry, Candy Apple, and Black Ink (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock and Paper from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);


Supplies Used - You're My Person
Stamps and Dies:  A Piece of My Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Black Ink (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock, Paper, and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);


Supplies Used - Word Search - Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Word Search Highlights Stamp Set (Close To My Heart)
Ink & Embossing:   Black, Mint, Raspberry, and Ballerina Ink (Close To My Heart);
Cardstock and Paper from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);
Other:  Nuvo Drops

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Festive Shaker Card

The Card Concept inspired this clean and layered card.  Here is their inspiration photo:


I was inspired by the medallions.  I had some paper on my table that I just knew I had to revisit and do some creating. 


 I had paper with circular, medallion like looks, and there were epoxy stickers that I used to tie some things together. 


Behind those shutters is a window to a shaker . . . 


I got a bit festive from that point forward.  


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Festive Day Shutter Shaker
Stamps and Dies:  Pinata Party Stamp Set, Floral Hearts Stamp Set, Happy Birthday and Decorative Tag 2 Dies  (Pretty Pink Posh)
Ink:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks
Paper:  White Daisy Cardstock (Close To My Heart); Free Spirit Pattern Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle);
Other:  Free Spirit Epoxy (Little Yellow Bicycle); White Ribbon (Close To My Heart); Sparkling Clear and Marshmallow Sequins and Lemon Drop, Sea Glass, Spring Green, Pansy Purple Jewels,  (Pretty Pink Posh);


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Rainboot Craze!

I fell in love with this die from Simon Says Stamp.  Several weeks back I had cut pieces from pattern paper, and stashed them in an envelope.  I was inspired to create a card for another challenge which is in a previous post.  Last night I started cutting more pieces and completed two more cards piecing parts together for and Anything Goes theme at Happy Little Stampers


With the exception of the card base and those white postage stamp background pieces, this is all pattern paper.  Even the tulips in the boot were cut from a large gingham background piece in the paper pack, hence the variation in color.  


Similar look to this next one, but instead of cutting a different rim, I just used Glossy Accents to highlight them.  I love these yellow boots!  


And these patterns in this pack are amazing.  Love them.  


I killed the paper pack, but I haven't seen the end of that boot die.  Love it. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Thinking of You Boots
Stamps and Dies:  Rainboot Planter Die and Hello Darling Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp*)  and Postage Stamp Edge Die (Simon Says Stamp); 
Ink: Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Ivory Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp*); Spring Farmhouse* (Simple Stories); White scraps (Bazzill);
Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger);
*from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Supplies Used - Thinking of You Yellow Boots
Stamps and Dies:  Rainboot Planter Die and Hello Darling Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp*)
Ink: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Clear Melting Powder (Wow);
Paper: Dark Chocolate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp*); Spring Farmhouse* (Simple Stories); Vellum (Bazzill); 
Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger); Heart Epoxy (Doodlebug);
*from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Floral Frenzy Inspired by Little Red Wagon

I saw that Little Red Wagon had a theme of "flower frenzy".  I had to go dig up my die cut boot and flower pieces that were sitting on my craft table.  I created these boots using pattern paper, cutting from multiple patterns, and then cutting and piecing together.  I had cut many and stuffed them in an envelope to piece together . . .



Floral background paper.  Florals on the boot pattern!  And the flowers that are coming out of the boots.  That could be a floral frenzy indeed.  





One of my favorite parts about these boots . . . the Glossy Accents on the sole and rim. 


Supplies Used - Hello There Black Floral Boots
Stamps and Dies:  Rainboot Planter Die and Hello Darling Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp*)  and Postage Stamp Edge Die (Simon Says Stamp); 
Ink: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Cotton Candy Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp*); Spring Farmhouse* (Simple Stories); White scraps (Bazzill); Black Scraps (American Crafts);
Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger);
*from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Friday, May 24, 2019

Delayed Mothers' Day

Honestly . . .it never misses a beat when I'm sending something to my mom.  The post office . . . U.S. Post Office . . . is always going to hack me.  Always!

And this year for mother's day, no different.  I put some gift cards into a card.  I insured it.  I send it.  And really?  REALLY?  Arrives about eleven (11) days later. 

So . . .first things first.  I'm going to send everything two weeks earlier.  Seems strange that in this day and age we have to send things earlier when technology has made things faster.  But clearly not for the U.S. Post Office.  Clearly.  They've been dissing me year after year. 

Here is the card that arrived wicked later than it should have . . .


I tried to use what I had . . . on my craft table, as my latest motto is to use my stuff.  OMG and do I have stuff.  


I hope you have some time to create, and that the U.S. Post Office has more respect for you than me!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Happy Mother's Day
Stamps and Dies:  Peonies Stamps and Dies, Lattice Background and Mother's Day Script Dies (Pretty Pink Posh);
Ink: Spruce and Peppermint Scrub Ink (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); White Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart); Cardstock scraps (CTMH and Bazzill);
Other:  Gold Luxe Dream Drops (Nuvo); Berry Bright Sequin Mix (Pretty Pink Posh);


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Happy Day Friend!

Balloon inspired at Seize the Birthday!  I pulled out a kit that was near my craft table, as I knew there were some balloon themed items in there. 
 

And then the challenge is to come up with a design using those supplies.  Chipboard balloons - I had to play along and create something with them.  Hardest part was tying those little strings! 


I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie


Supplies Used - Happy Day Friend
Stamps and Dies:  Sentiment Stamp*
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; White EP (Ranger);
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper*
Other: Balloon Chipboard, Twine, Ribbon*

* From The Stamps of Life January 2019 Card Kit

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Weather Inspired

Using my stuff to create a little something for Use Your Stuff challenge blog.  The inspiration this round was weather.  And I'm looking forward to sun and fun, so I went for a sunny day! 


 Nothing says sunshine like sunblock! 



I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Sending You Sunshine
Stamps and Dies:  Sunblock Squirt Stamp (House Mouse by Stampendous); Sentiment Stamp (Scrappy Mom's);
Ink:  Various Distress Inks (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versafine Black Onyx and Clear EP (Ranger);
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Watercolor Paper (Canson); Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Vellum (Bazzill);
Other:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Rainboots Inspired by The Card Concept

I recently fell in love with a rain boot die that came in a card kit, and I went to work to cut, and cut, and cut from all kids of pattern papers to create some fun rain boots for some cards.  The pieces ended up in a little bag. 

And then yesterday caught this inspiration from The Card Concept . . .


 That middle boot was my inspiration to go back to all my boot pieces, and the yellow flowers in some of the other boots were another push for me.  I began to paper piece my boots and create a card.


I stamped my sentiment onto the pattern paper . . . so the only solids here were my card base which is barely showing, and my boot soles and trim which I hit with some Glossy Accents. 


Even though I have little white space, I'm going with Clean and Layered for this one. 

I have more boot pieces, so I'm sure there will be some future cards using these coordinating papers. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Hello There Pink Boots
Stamps and Dies:  Rainboot Planter Die and Hello Darling Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp*)
Ink: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Sea Glass Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp*); Spring Farmhouse* (Simple Stories);
Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger)
*from Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit




Saturday, May 11, 2019

You are . . . HLS CAS Challenge

This card was inspired by a memory board at my favorite crafty place, StampNation and by the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge for Sentiment Only. 


I love creating on kraft cardstock, and I love the bold black words and how they pop off the background. 


I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - You are . . .
Stamps and Dies:  Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set, Angled Squares Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs); 2 You's Dies (CAS-ual Fridays);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Sand Dunes EP (Wow);
Paper: Desert Storm Cardstock (Neenah); Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Using a Tag for Use Your Stuff

The challenge at Use Your Stuff was to use a tag or a frame.  Love to use my stuff . . . and so I pulled a kit that I knew had a tag in it that I hadn't used up.  I created a snowy night background on the tag for my card. 


I stamped and fussy cut my snowman and popped him onto the tag.  


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Winter Hello
Stamps and Dies:  Snow Much Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight and Orange Twist (Catherine Pooler); Blender Pen (Zig);
Paper: Celebrate Winter (Echo Park); Surf Blue and White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Ivory Seashell, Blue Lagoon and Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops (Nuvo); Large Black Tag (Simon Says Stamp January 2019 Card Kit);

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cupcake Truck Birthday Card

Sharing a cupcake card for Shopping Our Stash.  I have been in love with this little truck and made a cupcake truck.  I used dies to make my truck and did some embossing of some pieces to give a metal look. 


My cupcakes are puffy stickers that were in a kit that I received.  And the awning of the truck was some pattern paper.



I hope you find some time to create today! 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday Cupcake Truck
Supplies from The Stamps of Life December 2018 Card Kit:  Cardstock, Pattern Paper, puffy stickers, ribbon and glitter foam heart
Other Supplies:   icecreamtruck2stamp Stamps and Dies, Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life), Versamark, Wow Melting Powder, Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger), Gold Coast Glitter Drops (Nuvo);

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Flowers for Always Fun

I fussy cut some flowers for Always Fun Challenge.  This one isn't my usual style, which is always a little fun and a little uncomfortable.  I pulled supplies from an old card kit from Simon Says Stamp (June 2016).  The flowers were on one of the papers in the 6 x 6 paper pad from Bo Bunny. 


I die cut the "dream" sentiment, and embossed it to give some pop.  And my flowers . . . Wink of Stella shimmer!  


I hope you find some time to create.  

Supplies Used - Dream
Stamps and Dies:  Look for the Miracles* (Simon Says Stamp); Holographic Embossing Powder (Ranger);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Clear Glitter Pen (Wink of Stella); White Gel Pen (Uniball Signo)
Paper:  Island Blue Cardstock* (Simon Says Stamp); Believe Collection 6 x 6* (Bo Bunny); Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Rainbow Sprinkles (Doodlebug)




Saturday, April 13, 2019

Stand Tall and Be Fabulous

I took a bit of time from my blog, but was still creating some things.  Playing along today with Color Throwdown's latest challenge. 



The colors were calling me . . .



Used a blender pan and some dye ink to color my flamingo image.  And my sequins were matchy, matchy to those green shades.  


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Stand Tall
Stamps and Dies:  Stand Tall Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink & Embossing:  Coral Cabana, All that Jazz, Aquatini, Midnight, Melon Ice, Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Black Cardstock (Bazzill); Pattern Paper (Echo Park)
Other: Berry Bright Sequin Mix (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Balancing Act w/Stripes for HMFMC

Stripes or Dots and Anything Goes for House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  I went with stripes for this one.  I had some leftover stripes paper from a card kit, and it all just worked with this cute little image. 


And yes, perhaps my twine gives a striped element. 


How many months until the swirly, twirly season and the cards need to be sent.  I'm stocking up when I can. 

Cheers - I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Swirly Twirly Christmas
Stamps and Dies:  Balancing Act House Mouse (Stampendous); Elfed (Pink by Design);
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine Black Onyx Ink, Various Distress Inks (Ranger), Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper (The Stamps of Life), Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Glitter Foam Heart and Twine (The Stamps of Life)

Martini Required for AAA Cards

The challenge at AAA Cards . . . was a tricky one.  It was one (sentiment) plus three, and here were the elements that I chose: 


The optional theme was "friends".  And clearly you need your friends to help you reach that rim of the martini glass.


 My sentiment, plus three sequins, my stamped House Mouse image colored with my Zig pens. 


And I tried to keep it CAS. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Martini!
Stamps:  Martini Mice (House Mouse from Stampendous); Some Days Simply Require (My Creative Time)
Ink and Embossing: Versamark; Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Versafine; Various Zig Pens for coloring;
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); scrap of cardstock from stash; Watercolor Paper (Canson)
Accessories:  Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)