Thursday, July 29, 2010

H2H week of 7/26

The sock "cupcake" made the rounds on the Cricut MB a few months ago.  I took the opportunity for this week's challenge at to make a few for gifts for fellow scrapbook retreat goers.  The challenge was to use the Close To My Heart colors of Blush, Vineyard Berry and Creme' Brulee'.  I cut 2 cupcake wrappers using my Cricut. I did not have CTMH Vineyard Berry ink or paper so I used another brand for that layer of cardstock.  I cut off the decorative top of the blush cupcake wrapper and then stamped it in blush using  the CTMH Rock Star stamps.  I used a blender pen to accent with Creme Brulee'.  I cut out a few stamped stars and affixed to the edge of the blush layer. I used pink pearls from my stash to decorate the top of the wrapper.  The frosted cupcake is actually a spa sock from Michaels rolled up and put inside the wrapper.  Glitz glitter glue from CTMH frosted the stars and stamping.  I used CTMH organdy ribbon and another cutout star to top off my confection.  No calorie sweetness-my favorite!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

H2H Recipe Challenge

This is for the H2H "recipe" challenge  I took a hot pink jumbo clip and used mod podge to adhere Cherry O papers and Stickease.  I also used Liquid Glass and Glitz glitter glue to sparkle it up.  I used a piece of Cherry O LV 1 paper for the recipe card and added a journaling block from the Stickease collection as well as some stamping from the Bowl of Cherries stamp set.  A sweet button and bow top it off.  All is Close To My Heart product except the clip.  Sorry to be brief but...Gotta run!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"ABC" Challenge

The challenge this week at is an
"ABC" challenge which means make Anything But a Card.  I polished off 2 projects in one with this one.  I am in a swap with some other paper artists that was a "groupies" swap which meant to use anything laying around your scrap room and group them together.  The trick was to not buy anything especially for the swap.  Easy Peasy when your stash runneth over like mine!  I made a door (or wall) hanging. 

The Close To My Heart products used are:
papers from "Splendor" pack (cloud, bird, bottom grass and butterfly), Colonial white flowers sponged with ink, Organdy ribbons from the Spring Harmony collection, stamps from "Over the Rainbow" (sun, sentiment, design on butterfly), "Delightful Things" (flower stems), and "Soul Mates" (joy on  hanger), inks:Sunflower, Topiary and Moonstruck, Glitz glitter glue on the butterfly and sun, Liquid Glass to hold the micro beads.

Non-CTMH products from my stash are microbeads, hanger, pearls and solid cardstock. I cut out the bird with the "Home Decor" Cricut cart and the butterfly with the "Walk in My Garden" cart.

Thanks for flying in!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

H2H 14 - Star Quilt Card

I am submitting this card to the challenge at  It actually began as an ATC (artist's trading card) that I am in a swap for.  All items are from Close To My Heart except the rhinestones and white pen.  The strip down the side is from the Cherry O My Stickease and is a border.  The cherry in the corner is from the same set, I just added Liquid Glass to the cherries and Glitz to the leaves.  The stamped sentiment is from the Bowl of Cherries set. 

To make the star, I folded 4 squares of 2 sided paper (Cherry O) into triangles and then folded the center point down to be even with the straight edge.  I then just alternatively overlapped them to create the star.  A button in the center with waxy flax finishes it off.  The "stitching" is from a white Signo gel pen.  Enjoy!