Friday, July 27, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #45 with a Recycled Item

Here is my entry for FMS45. I was inspired to enter this challenge by a card made by Alisa Chilton, a fellow CTMH consultant and DT member. I used Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim CS and Cranberry CS. The stamps are from Beautiful Friendship B1400 and 4 My Friend D1510. The stamp images were embossed with CTMH White Embossing Powder. A Blue Sparkle was applied to the medallion center.
Here is the sketch:
Where do you think I got the patterned paper from? It's not from a paper pack--it is the printed pattern from a security envelope that one of my bills came in!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. I enjoy reading your comments.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Color Dare #8 and FTL 199

Here is a card that I made that meets 2 challenges this week. The Color Dare challenge is to use these 3 Close To My Heart colors: Sky, Pear and Smoothie. The Clean and Simple Stamping FTL 199 can be found here. The stamp sets are C1463 Harvest Happiness and D1283 Say it in Style. The greeting was stamped in black and the edges of the focal panel were sponged with black ink.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mojo Monday 249 with Life is Tweet

Here is a cute card I made following Mojo Monday 249 sketch. I used Close To My Heart June 2012 Stamp of the Month called "Life is Tweet". The patterned paper is "Elemental" from CTMH(soon to be retired) with Pacifica CS. The scalloped stripe is Outdoor Denim CS.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mojo Monday 248 and Another Color Dare #7

I've had some time to play today so I combined a wonderful sketch by Mojo Monday with the Color Dare #7 challenge of using secondary colors orange, green and purple. The Close to My Heart colors I've chosen are Petal, Pansy Purple, Juniper and Taffy. the stamp sets I've used are: 4 My Friend, A Blossom, Just for You and Love Life. The patterned paper is from Paper Garden a retired CTMH paper featuring the color Petal. Opaque adhesive gems make up the small flower centers.
I've had fun challenging myself to use these three colors together and follow this inspiring sketch also. Thanks for looking and thanks to those involved in hosting these challenges!

Welcome Gifts for New Daughter-in-Law

I met my son's wonderful fiance two days before the wedding and I wanted to present her with a basket of gifts. I used the computer to make a card that said "Welcome to the Flayer Family" but forgot to photograph it to share. Inside the card I stamped a very old greeting from Close To My Heart that said "Wishing you a basket full of love" and signed it from all of us. The first gift that I made was a set of stamped notecards using her first name initial. I used CTMH Baroque Alphabet, Twilight Ink and Florentine Paper. (This stamp set will be retired as of August 1, 2012 so order it soon if you are interested in this intricately elegant font.)
The next gift is a personalized wooden frame that I purchased at Michael's. I applied several coats of Create-A-Shade paint and then embossed the top corner with a stamp from CTMH called "Dreams Come True" (retired from CTMH) in Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder (retired from CTMH) and stamped the date using "Elegant Script" (retired from CTMH). I didn't have a photo to put in the frame so I stamped a greeting from Cloud9 Design Simple Thoughts--Wedding set. The gold rings are from a very old CTMH wood set. The paper is blue parchment (retired CTMH). Various sizes of Opaque Adhesive Gems were applied to the top corner stamp.
I used Stazon Opaque White Ink to stamp their names on wine glasses. The heart stamps are from a retired CTMH set called "A Little Something". The letters are from Inkadinkado.
It was so much fun to create these gifts and to see how happy my son and his fiance were when they opened these gifts. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Color Dare #7--Secondary Colors

The challenge this week at Color My Heart Color Dare is to use green, orange and/or purple in a card or project. I used all Close to My Heart elements including Colonial White paper, Smoky Plum CS and ink, New England Ivy CS and ink and Autumn Terracotta as an accent ink. Remarkable Wreath and Just a Number stamp sets were used. I liked this challenge so much I just may try another card using different shades of these three colors just for the fun of it! Thanks for stopping by to look.
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