Monday, March 18, 2013

H2H & FMS #77 Challenges

So I made this card with two different challenges in mind.  The first one being the Heart 2 Heart March Madness Spring Challenge and then I saw the Sketch #77 for Freshly Made Sketches and knew that was the sketch I was going to use to make this card.   For the H2H Spring Challenge I think of Easter, probably because of Easter falling at the end of March this year, which to me is early and will be here in a just a couple of weeks, wow can that really be?  So here is my card.

Supplies used all CTMH unless noted.
Chantilly paper pack
Chantilly Assortment
 Easter Wishes & True Happiness (retired) stamp set
 Chocolate mini pigment ink pad
 Clear Detail Embossing Powder
 Buttercup & Twilight Markers
 Orange Watercolor Pencil
Cotton Candy & Pear Inks
 Ruby, Cotton Candy, Buttercup & White Daisy cardstock.

This is the Freshly Made Sketch #77 my card is based on.

Until my next post, happy Monday & happy crafting!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

H2H Challenge - Go Green #2

I finished my St. Patrick's Day treats for my boys.  I had mentioned in my last H2H Challenge - Go Green post that I was planning on making something green for my two sons next and I've just finished them, right on time!

Have you ever made anything with green candies as a treat?  I haven't before so my first thought is green M&M's.  Yeah, that wasn't as easy as I initially thought.  Not that it was terribly hard, I went to our candy drawer (yes, we have a candy drawer in the kitchen, bad I know!) and got out the packages of M&M's that we had in there & started opening them and sorting out the green ones.      One or two, sometimes none, sometimes it was jackpot & there were five or six.  But I was beginning to think I wouldn't have enough to fill 2 treat tubes, so I broke into the Peanut M&M's also.  Those are usually just mine, but my thought process was, the Peanut M&M's will take up more space so use them!  Then I sorted through what was left in the bowl & the unopened package of the Valentine M&M's for the white ones.  I bought a few too many packages of those M&M's for the 51 treat tubes I made for both of my sons Valentine class parties (forgot to get pics of those though).  Now don't worry, all of this sorting through M&M's, I did wash my hands & these are just for my sons, so no passing of germs, I just tested a few ;o)

Anyway, here are the containers of the sorted M&M's for my treat tubes.

And here are the completed treat tubes for my boys for tomorrow!  I hope they like them!

Supplies used - All CTMH unless noted
Chantilly paper pack, Year Round Cheer (Retired Dec SOTM) stamp set, Topiary & White Daisy Cardstock, Topiary & Sweet Leaf Inks & My Creations Treat Tubes.

Until my next post, happy crafting & Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

H2H Challenge - Go Green

This is a card I created for the H2H - Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  The challenge for the week is "Go Green".  That can be green for St. Patrick's Day or green as in re-purposing, recycling or reusing something.  I, of course, thought of St. Patrick's Day since it is only 4 days away.  But I also thought of a retired CTMH stamp set called So Lucky that has hearts that can be made into a four leaf clover.  And I like the "So lucky to have you" quote in this stamp set.  So I made this sweet & simple card for my wonderful hubby, that I am indeed so lucky to have!  I'm planning on making something green for my two sons next.  

I love using our newest Cricut cartridge, Artiste whenever I can.  So even though the stamp set So Lucky is retired and was out prior to the wonderful world of coordinating shapes on stamps with the Artiste & Art Philosophy cartridges, I was able to use Artiste to cut the heart shapes for the clover leaves.  And though you may not be able to see it all that well, I also used the green paper of Chantilly to cut out the hearts for the clover leaves.  Anyway, here is my card I hope you like it!

Supplies used - All CTMH unless noted.
Chantilly paper, Artiste cartridge, Stamp Sets - So Lucky & True Happiness (both retired, but favorites of mine), Dimensional Elements - Mixed Shapes, Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Epoxy Bubbles - Green, Sky cardstock, Sweet Leaf & Topiary Inks

Until next post, happy crafting!

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Clearance items added!

New items have just been added to the clearance section of my website!!  If you see something you really want, you better grab it up quick before it's gone!  Go here or click on one of the item links below to get them ordered!

While Supplies Last