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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hello Tweety - class/club card #3



Here is the last of my July club/class cards. This card is a monochromatic card using Lagoon CS and Ink.

The CTMH stamp set I used is called Hello Tweety. I used NO designer papers, just background stamps.
The first one on the right side is a fine mesh look from the Distressed Backgrounds Set. The I stamped a stamp from Hello Tweety set twice on top of it.
Then the white strip on the left is stamped with a flowered stamps from the "In the Background" stamp set.
The a little matching bakers twine from the Paradise assortment.

Other challenges for this card:
Sentimental Sunday - You've been frames
I Did It! - Things with wings
Brown Sugar - Shades of Blue
Card Makin' Mamas - Monochromatic
Pattie's Creations - Monochromatic
Charisma Cardz - No DP
DRS Designs - Monochromatic
Aud Sentiments - Two Words


Monday, July 15, 2013

Jardin - Card #2 - July Club/Class Card



Here is card #2 for my July club/class.  


The inspiration for this card started with the monthly sketch challenge at Crafting Life's Pieces. 

The stamp set I used is called Jardin. I bought this set over a year ago because I absolutely LOVE it. Time just got away from me and the Sonoma papers that I planned to use with it was retired. Now, in two weeks this stamp set will also be retired. I guess it's better late then never. But this is a stamp set that I will never get rid of. It's perfect for any occasion. Wouldn't this make a beautiful sympathy card!

I don't know why the ribbon looks off-color on the photo. It looks perfect in real life. The background paper is from the CTMH paper pack called For Always. This paper will also retire the end of this month. 

The Cardstock and Ink Pad is Smokey Plum.

Other Challenges with this card:
ABC Challenge - Roses
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - Travel
Sisterhood of Crafters - Black, White + One Accent
Stampotique - French Flair
Card Crafter's Circle - Purple




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sweet Life - July Class Card #1



Here is the first of three cards I am using for my July Class/Club.

I have several, well, to honest, MANY stamp sets from the CTMH Spring/Summer book that I hadn't used yet. The set I used for the background is one of them. It's called Patterned Pennants. The colors I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cranberry. I then used The Deconstructed Sketch for the design of the card.

The Circle and background mat were cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Artiste". Then I used the Cherries from the July Stamp of the month called Sweet Life. I colored them is with Colored Pencils.

Other Challenges with this card:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Colors



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop




Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop. This hop features Close to my Heart Products by 15 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Nicki's Blog. you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments to entice us to create for you every month! *Ü*


Today is my Grandson Jeffrey's 4th Birthday, so I wanted to make a special card for him.

The inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge over at Sketch N' Stash

I have three packs of Later Sk8r that I only used once and is retiring in a few days, and is already sold out. This paper makes great cards for my grandsons and since I have four that are still Children and one a Teen, it works perfectly.
From my stash, I also pulled a black glitter button with a grey pearl in the center and two grey pearls in the tire hubs. 

The stamp set I used is Fast and Furious. The truck was stamped on the paper with Whisper ink. Then parts stamped again in Lagoon and the tires in black. All pieces were cut out and layered with foam tape.

I always like to Hand Stitch on my family's cards to make them a little extra special. 

I also used a little of the Green Glitz Glitter Gel in the number "4" for added sparkle as well as some of the Black Shimmer Trim on the corners and under the truck.

Now hope on over to Lori's blog and see what great eye candy she has for you!