Tuesday, February 28, 2012

H2H Photo Inspiration Challenge

This week's challenge on the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog is a photo inspiration challenge. We were to create something using the photo above as inspiration. My first inspiration was the colors. I loved all the organic brown colors in contrast with that beautiful blue. When I started creating my card I realized the photo made me think of being at a beach house so I started feeling beachy. I struggled to not use any flowers on this card. Wanted it to be masculine. I used the new Perfect Day stamp set along with my trusty old You And Me and possibly my favorite Universal Backgrounds. The colors are Cocoa, Lagoon, Desert Sand and Bamboo with a little bit of Pacifica. Finally used some baker's twine (I've been struggling with it for some reason), new Durables Studs (self-adhesive), a wooden button, and bitty brads.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #99

Mine and Pat's 21st Anniversary is this coming Friday. Here is the card I made for him. I'm also entering it into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's Challenge Me Monday #99. The challenge was simply to use fabric, lace, or other trims on your project. I used ribbon on mine. The Cricut cartridge I used was Sweethearts for all the pieces on the card.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Heart2Heart Sketch Challenge

This week's challenge on the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog is a sketch challenge. We were to use the sketch above to inspire our artwork. I decided to make a scrapbook page for my album about me. I used the Stella paper pack and stickease and this layout came together pretty quick. I added some Opaques adhesive pearls and crocheted flowers and buttons from the Bohemian collection.

Friday, February 17, 2012

One Truly Original Girl

Here is a layout we made at a gathering yesterday. I used a layout from the Reflections how-to book. I did add a few things tonight. The paper pack I used is Florentine. The flourish, bracket and flower were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The flower was stamped with the "Just For You" stamp set that coordinates with the cartridge. The title was stamped with "You Are", one of the future stamp of the months. To embellish I added plenty of bling, some Just Blooms butterflies, ribbon and liquid glass.
Also congratulations to Donna Davis! She won the color challenge for January. Donna will receive a gift from me. Don't forget about February's challenge to create something using the collage cubes and/or Rock the Block open to any of my customers who purchsed the Rock the Block set in December or January. Send me a pic to be entered into the drawing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Heart2Heart 1-2-3 Challenge

This week (yes, THIS week) the challenge on the Heart2Heart Blog is a 1-2-3 challenge. We are to use 1 stamp, 2 printed papers, and 3 embellishments on our project. I made this card using the new Florentine papers. The stamp is from this month's Stamp of the Month, "Thoughtful Tidings", and the embellishments I used were ribbon, our new glitter buttons, and Just Blooms flowers.

Monday, February 13, 2012

H2H The One You Love Challenge

Last week's (yes, late again) challenge for the Heart2Heart Blog was to create something for the one you love. Here are three cutout Valentine cards I made using the AP cartridge. The center one I made this week for my husband for Valentines Day. I used Rock the Block on the first two. You don't have to be a consultant to play along with Heart2Heart each week. Give it a try and let yourself be challenged.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

H2H 3-D Challenge

Last week's Heart2Heart challenge was to create a 3-D object. I've been wanting to make a recipe box for all of my Christmas cookie recipes for quite a while now and figured this was the perfect excuse to start it. I don't have any recipes in it yet, but the box is done. I used Believe paper and Stickease. I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the shapes for the poinsettia, the title frame, and the cookies on the top of the box.