Friday, October 31, 2014

Creative Stampers

HI there this is a layout of my son and I before kayaking on the Chicago river this summer. I thought the layout challenge from Creative Stampers was the perfect inspiration to get this pic into the books.
 Here is there sketch .....

And here is my take on it . . . .

 If you want to see some more creations inspired by this sketch follow this link Creative Scrappers #280

Monday, October 27, 2014

MIDNIGHT challenge

Well with H2H challenge this week being midnight I couldn't help but scrap the costume fun from last year!!!!  For this layout I used Goldrush, Thistle, Slate, Autumn Terracotta, and Black Cardstock and Inks.  I also used the Scardy Cat and Pathfinding Paper pack.  The pumpkins are cut from the Artiste, the Title is cut from the Artfully Sent, and the banners are cut from Art Philosophy  Cricut Cartridges.  I also used some shimmer trim and triangle studs to and a little bling.

While I was cruising my favorite inspiration websites I notice over at Color Dare that the Challenge was Thistle and Sunset. SO I was tickled that this layout would work for there challenge too.   

Here is the link to more MIDNIGHT Inspirations H2H Midnight Challenge 

Monday, October 20, 2014

H2H Sketch Challenge

This week the Challenge at H2H is a sketch challenge ! ! ! You all know how much I love a sketch challenge and this one is NO different. Here is the sketch . . .
Here is my take on the sketch. . . . I used on of my favorite fall sets Always Grateful on pg 54 of the Annual Inspirations.  I also used the Pathfinding paper pack, Saddle, Olive, Cranberry, Honey, and Autumn Terracotta inks for the tree.  Finally I used some brown shimmer trim and washi tape.

I hope to see you playing along with this clever sketch to see some more sketchy inspirations follow this link to H2H Sketch Challenge

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand Challenge

This week the Challenge at H2H is a color challenge.  The colors are Cranberry, Lagoon, Goldrush, & Desert Sand as used on the card at the bottom of page 93 in the Annual Inspirations.  I took the chance to blow the dust off one of my FAVORITE FALL stamp sets Fall Harvest as seen on page 55.  I love this triple stamp technique I cut 2" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4", 4 x 5-1/4 out of white daisy and 2-1/4" x 3-1/2", 3-1/4" x 4-1/2", 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" out of Goldrush cardstock.  I stacked the White daisy then random stamped my leaves.  The final touch was a little bling sequence to draw the eye to my sentiment.  

To see more fantastic creations using this color challenge follow this link

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cas(e) this Sketch #95 meets Paper Players #216

Happy Fall Ya'll

I love this season!!!! The cool weather hikes, fires with the family, changing colors, and CRAFTING it is all my kinda fun!!!! I was inspired to make this card by the Case(e) challenge this week and the Paper Players Halloween Challenge.

For this card I used the Scardy Cat Paper pack, Thistle Cardstock, Gold Glitter paper, Arrows Washi Tape, black, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, and Orange inks, I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the pumpkins to fit with the stamp from the Pathfinding Workshop On the Go, and the sentiment is from the Just to Say Cricut Colletion Artfully sent stamp set.  I love how fast this came together with the inspirations I had if you'd love to be inspired too follow these links:
Cas(e) this Sketch #95                                              Paper Players #216

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shin Han Marker Hop

Welcome to the ShinHan Marker Blog Hop!!!! This hop has been much awaited and anticipated I'm so happy to finally share some of my ideas and see what the other crafty gals have in store for us. The Annual inspirations Catalog is glittered with examples of Shin Han Marker uses with the ordering info on page 180.  There are 24 different colors that compliment our exclusive inks beautifully. 

If you have come here from Wendy Coffman's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of the participating blog's below.

For this hop we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using the AWESOME Shin Han Markers and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here  is my card using the Shin Han Markers. . . .

I used embossing powder and then colored over it to make it look like it is glowing or popping off the dark paper.  Below I've posted more projects using this technique.  For this card I used Snow Haven Paper pack on pg 75 of the Annual Inspirations Catalog.  Handwritten Print stamp set, Cranberry cardstock, black stars from the Scardy cat assortment, Shin Han Markers, and white embossing powder.

Now it is time to keep on hopping next up is Priscilla Gotham's blog and feel free to leave some love in the comments.

         Family is Forever 


                                                          Handwritten Print 

If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of stampers. . . .
Melinda Everitt
Michelle Stewart
Sheila Bennett
Judy Faye Garner
Michelle Loncar
Gina Brandstetter
Heather Schmuckal
Michele Rowley
Sarah Hirsch
Catherine Nowak
Lauren Moore
Dawn Ross
Kristine Ponte
Katy Taylor
Wendy Coffman
Priscilla Gotham
Suzanne Webster-Lowrie
Dana Kessler
Melissa Robinson
Jessica Hill
Brenda Lapp
April Nourse
Jaime Llewellyn
Maria Myers
Peachy Iris G. Lamb
Tina Lovell
Wendy Kessler
Paige Dolecki
Jacquelin Green
Justine Hovey
Haley Dyer
Kelly Janes
Michelle Battitori
Jean McNulty
Donna Digby
Lela Norris
Dawn Haight
Carol-Anne Grenier

Monday, October 6, 2014

Guilty Pleasures . . . . H2H Challenge

The 1st challenge in October is GUILTY PLEASURES . . . . Uh oh . . . . . well I guess its time to come clean . . . . . well ok you twisted my arm.  I am an Ice Cream JUNKIE!!!!! I will have Ice cream in my freezer year round and often more than one flavor (like now there are 3). I have been know to make extra stops on long trips to try a local treasure.  It can not be overstated Ice cream is definitely my Guilty Pleasure.  So this year National Ice Cream day we went out for well you know Ice Cream and her is the layout I created to pay homage to my not so secret guilty pleasure.

This layout is also a sneak peek for the Stamp of the Month for June Ice Cream Dream I know I'll be using this set a ton.  I also used the Shin Han Markers featured on pg. 180 of the Annual Expressions.  I also used gold pok-a-dot & black arrow washi tape, gold & teal shimmer trim, dots, chevron, & honey comb embossing folders, lagoon, sunset, canary, thistle, gypsy, cotton candy, and sorbet inks and finally white daisy cardstock. 

Now to check out all the GUILTY PLEASURES of the rest of the H2H gang follow this link

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ribbon Revelry

During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD/$55 CAD you are eligible to receive - as a special bonus - one of two chevron ribbons FREE!  Each chevron ribbon - Ruby or Outdoor Denim - has an original retail value of $6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD. 
So which ribbon will you get?  It's a surprise!  Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible.  Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!  Click here to start shopping.
*Offer valid October 1-31, 2014 while supplies last.  No tax will be charged on the free items.  Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD). 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrapping Selfies . . . . well sort of

This month the scrap challenge at H2H is Scrapping Selfies.  I was feeling a little intimidated until I was reminded that timers where put on cameras for the original "selfie" so now I had plenty of pics to choose from. I settled on these goofy pics of my kiddo and I last year.   We thought it would be funny to make silly faces and pose with our pumpkins.  I set up my camera and set the timer to go off in 10 seconds and thought whatever showed up would be hilarious.

For this layout I used a ton of bling, brown glitter paper, sparkle black flourishes, gold bling gems, Scardy Cat assortment, Pathfinding assortment, Scardy Cat Paper Pack, Thistle cardstock and ink, Black cardstock Goldrush ink, honeycomb embossing folder, and Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge to cut the title.

Now it's to to see some more Selfie inspirations at H2H - Selfie Scrap