Heart 2 Heart Tuck It In People!

This week at Heart 2 Heart challenge the challenge is to create using an envelope in the artwork. Envelopes are fun to play with – you can create mini albums with them as well as use them for pockets on cards or layouts. If you’d rather not use an envelope, then create something with a ‘tuck’ instead. I thought playing with the envelopes was a grand idea!

Growing up I lived across the street from a family whose grandmother that lived with them came from the Ukraine. As I child I loved to eat the home cooking and enjoyed all the Russian nesting dolls. As an adult I have been fortunate over the years to locate a few authentic sets of the Russian nesting dolls including a set with greyhounds and whippets!

In any case, I had fun with the challenge and wanted to thank a friend and a customer for the fun I had at our last Saturday afternoon paper crafting session. I hope she sees this post as I will not be able to give her the card for a few weeks. You will see through the series of pictures that I took the nesting dolls concept to envelopes with a card inside a card inside a card and envelopes! So when you open the first card you find another envelope inside, when you open the envelope you find a card inside and when you open the card you find an envelope inside and this continues till you get to the last card! What do you think? It was fun and easy to make and I hope to make some in the near future for birthdays and just to say hello to others. I cut the envelopes from CTMH Claire B and T paper and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!

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Stamps:  CTMH C1535 Puns of Praise
Paper: CTMH  Colonial White Cardstock and CTMH Claire Paper Pack
Ink: CTMH Outdoor Denim
Accessories: Cricut Artiste p. 29 Font and Layer at 3 1/4 inches, 3 3/4 inches, 4 1/4 inches

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Twist of Faith and Daily Bread

This week at Twist of Faith there is a sketch challenge to create a card. At Daily Bread Challenge this week it is to make a card that Cherish God’s Nature-with scripture/ spiritual quote. I decided to create a card for both these challenges. What do you think of the card? Spring arrived very late this year and the late blooming crocuses are out with my daffodils in my garden. I love watching God’s creation come alive every spring. Currently I am listening to God’s birds singing lovely early morning hymns of praise to our Lord. DSC00615

Stamps:  Daily Bread Stamps
Paper: CTMH  Daily White and Cotton Candy Cardstock and CTMH Chantilly Paper Pack
Ink: CTMH Black and Pear
Accessories: CTMH various alcohol markers


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Color my Heart – Buzz and Bumble Colors

I hope you will join us this week at the Color my Heart challenge. It should be a fun week as this is the favorite paper of many of my customers! I enjoyed making this card and having an opportunity to use some of the CTMH alcohol markers. The CTMH Country Born stamp set is so versatile. I hope you enjoy this card I made. Please hop over and join us at Color my Heart.



Stamps:  CTMH D1543 Country Born
Paper: CTMH Colonial White and Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Accessories:  CTMH alcohol markers, CTMH Artisan Studs and CTMH Washi tape

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CASual Friday – Birthday

Birthday cards are the order of this challenge at CASual Friday. I made a simple birthday card with an Asian twist to it by weaving waxed flax between the card pieces. The sentiment is popped up on the new CTMH Dream Pop paper. Hope you have a great birthday celebration!




Stamps:  CTMH Chantilly Cardmaking stamp set
Paper: CTMH  Diasy White Cardstock and CTMH Dream Pop Paper Pack
Ink: CTMH Sunset
Accessories: CTMH Colonial White Waxy Flax


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Heart 2 Heart Cake and Cupcakes

This week at Heart 2 Heart challenge it is cake and cupcakes. I had a lot of fun with this one. I made a combination card and box. The matchbox has the card attached. The first picture show the box with the attached card close. The second picture shows the card opened up and you can see how it is attached to the matchbox. The tag has baker twine on it!The third picture shows the matchbox opened up to reveal four cards one of them interactive with a balloon with baker’s twine matching envelopes so the recipient has a supply of cake and cupcake cards to share with others! What do you think of this unique cake and cupcake creation?DSC00602 DSC00603

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Stamps:  CTMH Artiste Stamp Set and CTMH retired celebration birthday set with no number on the outside!
Paper: CTMH  Colonial White and Gypsy Cardstock and CTMH Dream Pop Paper Pack
Ink: CTMH Black and Cotton Candy
Accessories: CTMH Color Ready Seam Ribbon and CTMH Baker’s Twine, Cricut Artiste p. 32 Accent 1 and Accent 1 and shift at 3 inches, p. 49 3 D object and 3 D Object and shift at 4 inches, p. 69 Accent 1 at 2 inches, p. 77 Accent 1 at 1 3/4 inches, CTMH 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 envelopes, CTMH Stardust Glitter Gel

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CASology Giggle

This week at CASology the word is giggle. I love the CTMH cozy cat stamp set and thought it would make people left with the saying “Your PUUR-FECT” I stamped the cat and then stamped the pillow on a patterned paper and placed it on the image. The cat is colored with alcohol markers. I popped the colonial white on colonial white up and put two CTMH artisan studs on the tag to provide a simple contrast. What do you think of this CAS card?DSC00613



Stamps:  CTMH A 1140 Cozy Cat
Paper: CTMH  Colonial White and Cotton Candy Cardstock and CTMH Dream Pop Paper Pack
Ink: CTMH Black
Accessories: CTMH Artisan Studs, Cricut Artiste p. 33 Accent 4 and shift at 3 inches

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