Wednesday, April 28, 2010

H2H Challenge #4

Here's another card for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge #4 to use at least two different kinds of ribbon.  Here I used Creme Brulee and Outdoor Denim Designer Ribbon Rounds, cardstock, and ink with the Springtime stamp set.

Ok, that isn't really my card--it's my cat Spenser!  But I can't get the stupid card photo to load on Blogger so I thought I'd try another photo.  And he's just too cute to delete, right?  As you can see, he loves CTMH too!  Seriously, he loves to play with paper more than anything which I think is a perfectly appropriate trait for the cat of a papercrafter!  And he must be magic too because now my card photo will upload too.  Here it is:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Double Challenge

I made this card for two challenges--the Heart 2 Heart Challenge #4 which was to add at least two different ribbons on your artwork AND the CPS Sketch 164.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I used the Sweet Home paper pack and the Welcome Home stamp set.  Cardstock and ink are Garnet, White Daisy, and Indian Corn Blue.  Ribbon is Heavenly Blue Organdy and Buttercup Designer Ribbon Rounds.  All products are Close To My Heart.

As you can see, I popped the pillows, the dog, and the lampshade as well as both entire accent pieces.  My flower is a brad, and the lampshade is a piece of B&T paper from the Sweet Home pack.  (I tried using the B&T for the pillows too, but it was just "too much."  Less is more when decorating, right?)  LOL!  

I used my tape runner to stick the buttercup ribbon to the organdy which also made it stiffer and easier to work with for the bow.  I often "cheat" when wrapping ribbon that I want to be flat like this--it doesn't really go all the way around, I just tape it on the back and then adhere the entire piece to a card base.  That works well for me because I prefer my card inside to be white or light colored and I don't like ribbon or brads poking through.  The two brads are copper and are just for decoration!  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Card Positioning Systems Sketch 162

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card using the sketch:

I felt like making something really girly today.  This card is also for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2.
I used 1 stamped image from the Be Yourself stamp set.
2 patterned papers from the Bella paper pack,
and 3 embellishments (actually 3 x 3)--3 yellow flowers, 3 large sparkles, and 1small + 2 tiny sparkles.
All products are from Close To My Heart and are available on my website.  Just click on the link to the right!  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card.  Thanks!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2

1, 2, 3, and away we go!

This is a 1/2/3 challenge. Here are the requirements:

*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)
*Use 2 different patterned papers
*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things

This is the first page layout of my annual family reunion beach week album:

I used:

1--stamped image of footprints from D1143--
"Do Nothing" stamp set.

2--patterned papers from the Everyday Celebration Card Kit.

    1--a vellum quote from Quick Quotes
    2--Chocolate brads
    3--ribbon on the titles

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First "Heart 2 Heart" Challenge

The new Heart 2 Heart Blog's first challenge is to use these colors to create anything Close To My Heart.  So here's my first creation.  It's a birthday card for my husband.  What do you think?

The stamp sets I used were Whooo Loves You, Card Sentiments, Dream Big, and June Word Puzzle.  I really wanted to use the necktie from the June Word Puzzle, and it fit this owl just perfectly!

I also have to include this photo because it has these same colors.  These are baby sandhill cranes in my backyard!