Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Drawing for NonHalloweeny Wicked Creation

Submissions for the NonHalloweeny Wicked creations drawing were due this past Monday, September 26th. Here is Cheryl Lipowicz's creation.. oh so cute! You can see Donna Davis' creation also in an earlier post. Be sure to check it out because it is also fabulous. The winner was chosen by random draw. Cheryl's name was pulled and she will receive a Petite Perks stamp set from me. Thanks so much girls for playing! If you attended Evelyn Gier's card workshop last month or Michelle Moore's gathering this month don't forget about your challenges. Evelyn's is due tomorrow! Whatever you create, take a pic and forward it to me to be in the drawing. Also, if you purchased Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from me in August or September, create something using the cartridge and forward a pic to me by October 20th to be in the September drawing. Remember... you have to be in it to win it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sentiment-ally Yours H2H Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Blog challenge was to stamp only a sentiment and nothing else on the card. Any other types of embellishments could be used, but no stamps except for the sentiment. It was surprisingly difficult. I kept reaching for my old standby's along with my new faves... even just flourishes (ended up cutting those from the Art Philosophy cartridge).. because... well... flourishes are just my very favorite. It was fun... but I do love my stamps for an extra layer of embellishment. Funny how something so "flat" can really add so much dimension.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun With Flakes

We made this border on the left side of the layout at a gathering last Saturday. I challenged the girls to use it to complete a one or two page layout. Here is my layout finished. The snowflakes and tag were cut from the AP cartridge and I used Snow Flurries and Snowflakes Stamp Sets; added lots of Glitz Glitter Gel, Sparkles and Bling and my page was finished. Sometimes when you're blocked and can't get started; start small. Create a border and build off of that. Sometimes it's enough to get your juices flowing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

H2H Cardstock Only Challenge

Close to My Heart has so many beautiful paper packs. But there is so much you can do with just cardstock and your stamps and inks. If there is a color scheme you want to use but you don't have the right printed paper, you can easily make your own. This week's Heart2Heart Challenge was to create something not using any printed papers with at least three different colors of cardstock. For my card I used Hooray Bouquet along with cut flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge, some images from this month's Stamp of the Month, Limited Edition, the old retired set Butterflies and Universal Backgrounds. The colors I used were Bamboo, Black, Sorbet and Colonial White.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Long Distance Valentine Layout

This layout is my entry for the Heart2Heart Challenge for this week. Our challenge was to show how we use diecuts. The flowers, hearts, and scallop are all from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I used the Sweetheart Level II paper and coordinating cardstocks; the flourish stamp from the Love Life stamp set; and lots of Sparkles and Opaques gems.
It has been so long since I did an actual scrapbook layout. Time has kept me to creating cards... it's just faster. But I've been aching to scrapbook. So I decided this was the week. The layout is "Transfigure" from our Magic book. The journaling is hidden on the left side of the layout behind the mailbox picture. Also, I had way more pics than would fit on the layout so (like the layout in the Magic book) I hid a mini book behind the pic on the right side of the layout. I had a lot of fun putting this together.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Snowflake Spinner Card

Here is a submission from Donna Davis for the September Cricut Art Philosophy Challenge. Donna used the snowflake from the cartridge and Wonderland paper to create this awesome card! She's going to teach me how to make these soon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Here is my entry for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge. We are supposed to use our favorite color combo. This was hard for me because my favorite color changes every day let alone my favorite color So in the end I went way back to my very first favorite color combo from when I started with CTMH in 2006 of Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf and Cocoa. It just so happens these are also three of my most common favorite colors! The B&T papers were leftovers from Notebook.

My card uses this month's special stamp set Pair A Phrase and the tag and scallop borders were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The flowers have adhesive pearls in the center and another one of my favorites, liquid glass on their petals and on the butterfly.

I'll be sending the card along with a lot of love and well wishes to my Aunt Judy who just had back surgery and is home and recuperating.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Not so Wicked

Here is another take on the Wicked set. I've been thinking about this one for a while and finally sat down the other night to make it. I masked the pointy part of her hat and the bird. Then I re-stamped the hat and cut it out with a rounded top. I couldn't get the crisp look I wanted just masking the hat. The border, the photo corners and the sentiment shapes were all cut on the cricket from the Art Philosopy cartridge. I used colors from the Wonderland paper pack including Spring Iris, Grey Wool, and Sky Blue. Don't forget to get me pics of your Wicked creations.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Beautiful Olivia Card

Here is a card from Evelyn Gier that was made using the Olivia papers and some Art Philosphy Cutouts. A beautiful entry to a "scrap" challenge I gave to the girls that attended a 5 Card Workshop last Friday. They picked from a grab bag of extras (mostly insides from Art Philosophy cutouts) and were to make anything with them. Evelyn, aka The Overachiever (by those jealous of her quick talents) wasted no time in getting me her artwork! Thank you for sharing Evelyn!