Friday, March 28, 2014
Such beautiful and classy colours to play with this week at Color My Heart's Color Dare!  I am falling more and more in love with Ivy Lane each and every day ... so when we were asked to use those colours in this week's challenge, I was more than happy to oblige!


Take a look below at my creation ... a beautiful birthday card ... and go to the Color Dare blog to see what the other Design Team gals have come up with.

Here's the birthday card I created for someone special in my life.  I was also inspired by the sketch on the Crafty Canadians' Facebook page.



SUPPLIES:
  • Ivy Lane Green and Ivy Lane Purple cardstock
  • Ivy Lane B&T papers
  • Heartfelt Birthday Wishes stamp M1033
  • Doodle Signs Hostess Reward Stamp A1158
  • Pansy Purple (retired) and Hollyhock ink
  • Black Small Sparkle Flourishes
Now it's your turn!  Create something with the Ivy Lane colours and post it for your chance to WIN!!!  Share your creation on the Color Dare blog.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
It's been a slower week for me, which is a refreshing break, but I've had trouble finding my mojo.  Good thing that the Crafty Canadians had this great sketch for a challenge.


The other "catch" to this challenge, as it was first posted just before St. Patrick's Day, is to include the colour GREEN somewhere on the card.

I needed to make some birthday cards and this challenge really helped me out.  Here's the first one:


This card uses the CTMH paper pack "Lollydoodle".  If you saw the whole pack, you'd think Girly Girl, all the way!  But you can also turn it around (or turn it over, as our patterned papers are DOUBLE SIDED!) and use it for boys too.  This adorable card will be finding its way to my sweet nephew Trent, who will be turning THREE on Monday.

SUPPLIES:

  • Pear, Slate and Ivy Lane Purple Cardstock
  • Lollydoodle B&T papers
  • Belated Birthday stamp B1442
  • Pansy Purple ink (retired)
  • Marquee Enamel shapes


And here's a second card to celebrate with:


Of all the cards I made today, I think this one is my favourite.  I love the motion that the stamped arrows create, and the colour combo is unusual but so pretty.  These are Ivy Lane colours and papers and I am falling more and more in love with this paper pack every day.  And I finished it off with an Ivy Lane tulle flower and some purple sparkle gems.  So pretty.

SUPPLIES:
  • Ivy Lane Green and Ivy Lane Purple Cardstock
  • Ivy Lane B&T papers
  • Heartfelt Birthday Wish stamp B1442
  • Flight of the Arrows stamp D1578
  • Pansy Purple ink (retired)
  • Ivy Lane Assortment (flower)
  • Purple Glitter Gems
Thank you for looking!  Please leave some love in the comments.  And if you wish to place an order for these fabulous CTMH products ... or any other CTMH goodies ... simply email me at justscrapit.ctmh@gmail.com or shop online!

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Winter simply refuses to leave us here in Ontario, but that doesn't mean we cannot dream of sunshine and warm breezes.  Some days, that's the only thing that helps me cope with the cold!  :)  So this hop is featuring some wonderful projects that have a touch of summer and warmer weather, created by talented members of the Brae'ers CTMH team.


ABOUT THE HOP
  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from the talented Tamara's blog, then you are going in the right direction!
  • And if you get lost along the way, then please visit Brae's "The Brae-er" blog to find the complete list of participants. 
MY PROJECT:
Feeling the sunshine with Picture My Life "Surf's Up"

Every PML kit comes with a cover page to start you off!
I added some stamps and embellishments too!

Almost three years ago, we started a huge project in our backyard -- the installation of an inground pool for our family.  Dubbed "The Great Big Hole Project", this adventure lasted most of the summer, from the installation of the pool itself,to the landscaping, to enjoying, at last, the oasis we created.


The back of the cover page looks just like
it was made up of cards!  Washi tape,
stamped images and more add some pizzazz!

Naturally, I took TONS of photos of this project.  And I wanted to document the adventure in scrapbook form, but it was overwhelming -- so many pictures, so many stages.  So when Picture My Life was introduced, I knew it was the answer I was looking for.  This album took mere HOURS to complete and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  


Cards and photos combine to tell your story.  I rounded the corners of my
photos to mirror the shape of the cards.


It's amazing just how many photos you can use and showcase with
a PML kit.  It's really so much fun!


Don't forget to TELL your story.  Journaling cards
are an important part of PML kits
and are so easy to use!

It's not finished yet -- I still have a few more photos to add, and I plan to intermingle some traditional scrapbooking layouts in with the PML pages to make this into a real keepsake for my family.  Long live the Great Big Hole -- I can't wait to get into it again this summer!


KEEP HOPPING & LEAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE!
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the scrappy Heather's "Paper Playroom" blog
.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope you enjoyed this touch of sunshine and warm breezes, and it inspired you to get creative too!  Join us again on April 15 when we will be featuring some of our favourite CTMH things. 

Welcome to our March Blog Hop, with the spotlight on card boxes!  Did you know that you can create your own card boxes using CTMH products? Whether they are the My Creations Card Boxes, Journaling Boxes or cricut cuts, there is just so much more you can use these boxes for.  They are easy to create, easy to beautify and so much fun to use.  You can even give them as gifts!

So join us as my fellow Canadian CTMH consultants show you some creative boxes that you can make too!

ABOUT THE HOP
  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from the artsy Arlene's "Creative Space" blog, then you are going in the right direction.
  • Visit Michelle's "My Creations" blog, for the complete blog list if you get lost along the way. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: LOLLYDOODLE BOX WITH MINI CARDS  


These adorable cards and card box are great for any occasion, and would make an awesome gift for a teacher or a special friend.  
SUPPLIES:
  • Lollydoodle paper pack
  • Pear and Lagoon cardstock
  • Mini stamps
  • Aquadots
  • My Creations Card Box
  • Cricut Artbooking

In fact, you can make these yourself at my upcoming workshop on Saturday, June 14.  Email me at justscrapit.ctmh@gmail.com for details and to save your spot!

KEEP HOPPING & LEAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is

Crafty Carol's Place.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.


Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again on April 15 when we will be featuring creations using the fabulous and versatile Artbooking Cricut cartridge. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014
It's time for Color My Heart's Color Dare #85 and this week, we're featuring some lovely, warm colours:  Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Hollyhock and Olive.  Though I would traditionally think of these colours as more Autumn-ish, the Design Team has done a great job to show that they can be used in such a beautiful variety of ways.



My Project: Flamingo Wall Canvas


This photo was taken at the Metro Toronto Zoo last year when I went with my son's Grade 2 class.  The flamingos were so stunning with their colours just POPPING against the early spring greens and browns.  I feel like the paper colours help the flamingo jump off the page.

Each of these shapes were cut using the fabulous Artbooking and Artiste Cricut cartridges.  They created some great textures that worked perfectly on this canvas.

The stamps were from the Frosted Workshop on the Go.  Again -- this is a great example of how something can be designed for one season, but used for another.

Lastly, I embellished with some green epoxy bubbles.  They add just the right amount of shine to this canvas.

I'm not sure yet where I'm going to hang this but I love how it turned out.


Now it's your turn!  Take these colours and get creative!  Then post it on the Color Dare blog and show off what you made!

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