Saturday, October 29, 2011

H2H Autumn/Halloween Challenge

This week's Heart2Heart Challenge was to create something with an autumn or halloween theme. I made my card with the Felicity paper pack and the Harvest Happiness stamp set. The leaves were cut from Art Philosophy and stamped with one of the stamps in the set. So easy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's All In The Numbers

I'm a week behind for the Heart2Heart Challenge, but I finished it.. kind! Last week's challenge was to create something with a number in the design. I remembered this old saying we used to write when I was in high school and my first thought was to incorporate it into an "I Miss You" card, but then I remembered my "Book About Me" and I had all these old school photos of friends I had when I was younger. As you can see there are some areas waiting for pictures. I know I have these pictures, but I'll be darned if I can find them right now. When I do, they have a home. Each photo has a pocket behind it and I have a tag in there with journalling about each person and some memories about them. If I had (or find) extra school pics of these girls they also have a home in the pocket. While I was looking for the pictures I came across my Senior yearbook and after reading through it decided how I would "embellish" the page... with other phrases I found in there to give it a yearbook kind of feel. Not sure if it came across, but I am happy. It's another piece of me for my book, and all these random photos have a home now. Have you started your book about you yet?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Challenge Accepted!

Here is Donna Davis's answer to my challenge to use something that you purchased from me long ago but haven't used yet. She has used the Caprice paper pack (one of my favorites that I too would hoard) on an awesome layout. Keep them coming!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Evelyn Mead's October Challenge Entry

Here is a card Evelyn Mead entered in the October challenge to use something you bought from me a while ago, but haven't used yet. This card uses a stamp set she bought quite some time ago... what a great card! I 'think' I have that stamp set... I better get it out and use it!

Don't forget today is the deadline for September's Art Philosophy Challenge so get me your pics ASAP! You can't win if you don't enter! Plus the bonus is, you've accomplished something!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Story of Grandpa Witter

This week's Heart2Heart Challenge was to create a scrapbook layout with a story on it. I was very busy this week and wasn't sure I'd be able to do this one. I decided recently I am going to start a scrapbook that is all about me. My first thought was that I'd do a page using a picture from when I was little. Ironically enough, the first page I created for my "All About Me" scrapbook is about my grandfather. I decided that to tell my story I also have to tell the story of my immediate family. I had this picture of him (my favorite) and decided the layout would be about my favorite memories of him and the ways in which we were alike.

The journalling is on the three tags in the pocket. On one of the tags I wrote about how my grandfather was a scrapbooker. Not in the same way as me of course, "I have a scrapbook he made of a road trip they took. It is it man's scrapbook. There are no frills.. no paper flowers, flourishes, or even regular photos; but there is lots of journalling, clippings and postcards." (Never fear... there are lots of pictures; just not in the scrapbook). "The journalling is mostly done by typewriter, but there is some of his familiar handwriting. Looking at it reminds me of the importance of the story".

This page took me a while. I really wasn't sure what direction I was going in with it. But when I was finished I made a vow that this scrapbook would be FULL of journalling and the majority of it would be handwritten by me. I also decided that my mom needs to start a scrapbook about her also, and I will be working on that with her soon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Up to a Challenge?

Here is Donna Davis' beautiful entry for a challenge I gave the girls at Michelle Moore's gathering last month. We made the Snow border at her gathering and the girls are to create a layout using it. Donna is all caught up on her scrapbook pages!!! jealous? So, her layout doesn't have pictures on it yet. Considering it's supposed to be one of the snowiest in a while around here I'm sure she'll have pictures on it before too long.

Are you up to the challenge? September's challenge to my customers who purchased the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from me is coming to a close soon. So far I have only one entry. Don't forget to get yours in. And the October Challenge is to create something... anything.. using some old CTMH product that you purchased a long time ago and just haven't used yet. The due date for this challenge will be in November.

Winners are chosen by random draw. Get me a pic of your creation! I want to see what it is you're working on.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Puppy Spinner Card

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is a sketch challenge. Using this sketch we were to create something. The design can be rotated to fit the final product. I changed my design and moved the two vertical lines over a bit. My card is a spinner card I made for my dog groomer for her birthday. If you've never seen one in action you can view the video. It's not a very good quality video but you'll get the idea. We'll be making one of these cards at a couple card workshops I have coming up in the next couple months.

I have to give credit for the large bone in the middle to my friend Donna. Originally the center section was just paper and she suggested making it a bone. I cut the pup and the bone from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. The papers were from Wings and I think the darker paper under the bone was from Grace. Used a menagerie of stamp sets current and retired: Grown With Love, Puppy Love, and Butterfly Kisses. The colors are Pear, Bamboo, Cocoa, Black, Sunset and the little flowers are Sunny Yellow, Smoothie and Cotton Candy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wishes Card Workshop

These cards are 9 of the 16 I created doing one of the card workshops in the Wishes book. What a great way to get a lot of cards done in a short period of time. The idea is to make 2 each of 8 cards. Wishes shows you how to cut each of the papers and how to put each one together. All of these cards took only 2 pieces of cardstock and one piece of printed paper. I used papers from the Believe paper pack for my cards. I also changed mine up and used two different colors instead of one colored cardstock and one neutral and then added white for my sentiments later when needed. Many of these cards also have images from the October Stamp of the Month.