Archives for September 2017

Lego Birthday

So this past weekend was my son’s sixth birthday.  I love creating his invites and things for his birthday.  This year I pulled in reinforcements for the cake, a professional!!  He chose Legos as his theme.

Here is the invitation.  It was really simple to create just a hole punch and pop dots to punch the circles up. For the inside I just created in word and printed.

I knew we needed at least one game so what about pin the head on the Lego person?  I cut a bunch of Lego heads and the kids could design their own.  Then they tried to pin it on the body.

Here is with some of the heads.

It was a fun party and the kids had fun too.

Happy Crafting!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Fabulous Foil

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our FABULOUS FOIL. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from HALEY DYER BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our heavy weight foil cardstock.  It is perfect for embossing and you can even create scored creations using your Cricut.  Here is what I created:

So I took an image from Artbooking Circle Doily. I duplicated the image then hid the contour lines so only was the outer shape.  I then hid some of the contour lines on the other and changed it to a score line image.  I then centered the two and attached them to create this cut/score file . I then used the largest circle die to cut my white circle.  I used the lagoon ink, cardstock, fundamental paper and ribbon (which are part of the Adventure collection).

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MELISSA ROBINSON’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my creation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #261 ~ Nutmeg, White Daisy, Toffee, Almond, Lemon with Gold (optional)

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #261 we are challenging you to combine  NUTMEG, WHITE DAISY, TOFFEE, ALMOND, and LEMON with the Option to add GOLD.

In case you have not noticed, we made a couple of changes to our challenges starting this month!! We are sure you will love it!!  Color Dare #261 will be active from two weeks so there will be two challenges running at all times. The two current challenges will be available on the sidebar of the Color Dare Blog.

This extension gives you more time and flexibility to create and hopefully invite more participants for Color Dare – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge.
You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.
The rules will remain the same (All and Only) the featured colors in our Challenge, neutrals will be specified and some colors optional.
Here is my creation this week:
I designed this card based off of one in the Annual Inspirations book on page 72.  I used almond ink on the lighter side of the Toffee cardstock and also the Nutmeg ink to stamp the buck.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #261 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 28, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the wonderful National Stamping promotion we are offering this month.

If you are just arriving here from CARRIE SIMONDS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 17 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I really love the stamp set being offered with this collection. Here is a card I created.

Now don’t get me wrong I love these interactive gold foil cards and did design a few with those.

If you want to take advantage of this awesome stamp set and special then you will want to click HERE!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month ~ Feeling So Blessed

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Feeling So Blessed (S1709) a set of 26.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I love the saying on this stamp set so I knew that is what I would focus on.  I then decided to play with the feathers and combined it with Falling for you papers.

I used the Falling for You Paper pack along with White Daisy, Gold Glitter paper and the new Heather Cardstock.  I also used gold embossing powder for the sentiment.  I added the White Burlap ribbon which I separated and then used my Bronze Shin Han marker to color the new White Pearls.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #259 ~ Emerald, Goldrush, Pansy, Black, White with Optional Gold

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #259 we are challenging you to combine  EMERALD, GOLDRUSH, PANSY, BLACK, WHITE DAISY, with the Option to add GOLD.

Happy 1st of September!! We are making a couple of changes to our challenges starting this week!! We are sure you will love it!!  Color Dare #259 will be active from the 1st to 14th, and the next Color Dare #260 will go active on the 8th to 21st, etc. There will be two challenges running at all times. The two current challenges will be available on the sidebar of the Color Dare Blog.
This extension gives you more time and flexibility to create and hopefully invite more participants for Color Dare – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge. The winners for #259 will be announced the Monday following the 14th, and each week thereafter.
You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.
The rules will remain the same (All and Only) the featured colors in our Challenge, neutrals will be specified and some colors optional.
Here is my creation this week:
I wanted to use this adorable frog which comes from Technique Tuesday and is part of their Animal House series ~ Felix the Frog
Here is the inside of the card:

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #259 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 14, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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