Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mojo Monday 462

  My card uses the new CTMH Whimsy and Adventure Fundamental Exclusive paper.  The final product is not anything like what I originally intended, but it would make a cute Valentine card so maybe I have something prepared way in advance!

 The card features the new Whimsy and Adventure Fundamentals and the new Cricut Flower Market Collection.  The heart wreath is on page 42 of the booklet and was cut at 2" in Willow Cardstock.  The "berries" are made using a mini hole punch.

Products used:
Z3285 Flower Market Collection
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
X5790 Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
A1192 Happy Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set
Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks (retired)
Z3087  Green Shimmer Trim

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sweet Sixteen Card In A Box

This is a special card for my sweet great niece who was celebrating her 16th birthday.  The card base and some of the elements are cut using the exclusive Box Card Die from The Stamps of Life purchased at the Creating Keepsakes Convention. The die contains so many  fantastic pieces and it is  easy to put together.
I added some translucent very fine "Easter Grass" as a filler.  This card can be folded to fit in an envelope for mailing.  Here is a side view:

Here is a close up so you can see the individual elements.
Products used:
X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
Sweet Leaf, Canary and White Daisy Cardstock
Hollyhock and Blush Cardstock (Both are retired colors)
Artbooking and Art Philosophy Cricut Collections
Background stamp from the Flower Market Cricut Collection
Stamps of Life Box Card Die Set
Sizzix Happy Birthday Step-Up Card Die Set (cupcakes, candles and gifts)
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Mini Sparkles

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  I can't say that I can't believe it's August because it is so HOT and humid that it has to be August!  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, however if you get lost along the way, you will find a complete list of participants right there on Joyce's Blog.
We have so many exciting new products, it was hard to choose just one to use!  Of course I decided to use Flower Market, the new Close To My Heart Exclusive Cricut Cartridge.

It is a get well card-in-a-box.  The flowers are so easy to make and they turn out so beautiful too!
Here are the cuts used on the card:
Title (Sending Sunshine) page 7 cut in Raspberry at 1 1/4"
Daisy page 46 cut in Tangerine at 2" and Pansy at 1 1/2"
Flower 1 on page 23 cut in Raspberry at 1"
Flower 1 Shift on page 23 cut in Lemon at 1"
Flower 1 on page 23 cut in Tangerine at 3/4"
Icon on page 32 cut in Lemon at 2 1/4" and 2"
Flower 1 Shift on page 14 cut in Pansy  at 1 3/4"
Container Shift on page 5 cut in Pear at 2", 2 1/4" and 2 1/2"
I planned to sponge the same color on the daisies but I was so excited with all the beautiful flowers that I forgot and put them together.  Sponging with the same color in gives them more depth.
Products used: 
Z3285 Flower Market Cricut Collection (including X5790 Adventure Combo Paper Pack)
X7202 Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
B1508 Kiss It Better
Z2190 Gypsy Ink
Z2197 Pear Ink (for sponging)
Z2463 Sap Green ShinHan Marker (to color in flower stem)

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see her creation.
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mojo Monday 459 on Sunday

I first saw the sketch on Monday but did not have time to create until later in the week, so here it is almost time for the next sketch!

I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention last weekend in Lancaster and could not resist this stamp. It is from Art Impressions and says "The greatest gift we can receive in life is a true friend."
The bold stripes are painted on watercolor paper and the stamp is colored in with Shin-Han alcohol markers. The bold stripes are then outlined using a fine point marker.
Products used: 
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z1979 Marvy LePen Fine Point Marker
ShinHan Markers
Art Impressions Stamp

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Flamingo Birthday Card

I am sharing a birthday card made with X7210B Calypso Background Paper and Picture My Life Cards.  The cards, which can also be used for pocket scrapbooking, are now included with each paper packet.  It is a 5 x 7 size card.  The three small flamingos are on the PML card and the larger one was cut and stamped with C1651 Tickled Pink stamp set.

Here is a peek at the inside:
X7210 Calypso Paper Packet
C1651 Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Z3228 Tickled Pink Thin Cuts
C1624 Birthday Wish
Z2895 Lagoon Ink
Z2884 Pixie Ink
D1672 Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Workshop
The products (Except the Kaleidoscope WS which is retired) used are all available until August 31.  

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Balloon Birthday Card

My nephew will be 21 next week so I wanted to make a birthday card for him.  This another EASY card.  Since my Cricut machine is always set up, cutting images is even easier than stamping.  This card uses the balloon from the Artiste Cartridge.  It is Accent 3 on page 70 of the booklet.  The Artiste cartridge (Z3170) is fabulous and soon to be retired so order it now if you don't already own one.

I cut a bunch of balloons from 1 1/4" to 2 1/2" (not sure which sizes I actually used- the card is 5 x 7) in Lagoon, Peacock, Glacier and Sorbet Cardstocks.  I also used the Lagoon Background and Texture paper from the Calypso and Hopscotch (retired) Paper Packet. The banner is from D1672 the Kaleidoscope Cardmaking Workshop stamped in Glacier Ink and fussy cut and layered over Sorbet Cardstock. The inside has a 21 cut with the Artiste cartridge - sorry I did not take a photo of the inside.  It was cute and quick card and I still have plenty of balloons to make additional cards.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thinking of You Card for Color Dare 203

I decided to make a simple card for the Close To My Heart Color Dare Challenge this week.  It uses one of my favorite colors - Sorbet. The challenge this week is to use all and only these colors:  Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Canary and White Daisy.
As I mentioned, it is a simple card and uses the soon to be retired X7197B Zoe Paper pack and D1616 Have a Happy Life Stamp set.  In addition, it uses Z2117 Crystal Blue and Z2164 Sorbet Inks and X5772 Canary Cardstock. You can visit my website to see the "soon to be retired" products still available.  As always, please contact me if you have any questions or need help with anything.
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