Monday, June 25, 2012

H2H - Weddings & A Fond Farewell

This week at H2H our theme is weddings, but before I get to my contribution I'd like to take a moment to say thanks!  My tenure as a design team member is now over, and I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to create & share with the H2H community.  Thanks to all those of you who stop by to read my posts, and especially to those who take time to leave a little message.  I've enjoyed seeing new crafters join the H2H community and always look forward to seeing what "the regulars" have to share. It's been a fast six months...

Now on to my card -

I went a little "Art Philosophy" crazy with this one.  I used it to create the borders which I weaved with ribbon and added bitty sparkles to, I used it to make the frame for the sentiment, and I used it to make the two white flowers.


The sentiment is from an old Stamp of the Month, I think.  It had a frame around it so I created a mask that would allow me to stamp just the sentiment.

And that's it from me!  Thanks again for making my time on the design team fun & inspirational.  I'm looking forward to participating in future H2H challenges!

Monday, June 11, 2012

H2H - Father's Day

This week at Heart 2 Heart we're celebrating fathers.  I created this Father's Day card for my children to give to my husband, who really IS the World's Greatest Dad.  I had fun working on this one.





Monday, May 28, 2012

H2H - Photo Challenge


This week at Heart 2 Heart we're having a photo challenge!  I've gotten very far behind in my scrapbooking, so I used this as an excuse to work on my daughter's album.


I apologize for my laziness in taking pictures.  The layout on the left has a flip flap and I didn't feel like trying to get the layout back out of the sheet protector to photograph it.


These pictures are from my daughter's first birthday party.  I made the invitations and kept one to put in her album.  I cut the card on the fold and put the front in the flip flap, and then put the inside of the card directly on the layout.  This way you can open up the invitation and it's totally protected!  (Also, I got to sneak in another picture of her.)


I kept the layout fairly simple, because I love the patterns and colors of the Lucy papers.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for the swirls and the journal box, and added some ribbon to both pages, and that was it.


It's not too fancy, but sometimes you just have to keep moving!  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 14, 2012

H2H - Polka Dots & Stripes

This week at Heart 2 Heart we're playing with polka dots & stripes.  My first thought was the Dotty For You paper pack - of course!  I took a moment to look at the inspiration projects, and found the inspiration for a Mother's Day card.

This is the specific item I based my creation on: 


I liked the circles on the layout and how the title worked with it.  So I pulled out my 1.25" circle punch and used it to punch out pieces of patterned paper.  Then I had the Cricut crank out a bunch of 1.5" Colonial white circles.

I spent FOREVER laying out the circles to get them to look just the way I wanted them to.  It was a lot trickier than I expected!  Some arrangements just did *not* look right.


To embellish I used a few brads & buttons and a pair of flowers.


I really like the original inspiration layout, and might give that a try sometime, too.  At least I won't have to mess around with the circles again - Close To My Heart has them perfectly arranged and it would be easy enough just to duplicate what they did.

A little dotty, a little stripey...hope you enjoy it!

Monday, April 30, 2012

H2H - April Showers Bring May Flowers

This week at Heart 2 Heart we're playing around with flowers!  I have so many flower stamps and there are so many possibilities with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, that I didn't know where to begin.  I've been seeing a lot of "rainbow" creations lately, and that provided the inspiration for my card.


I started by stamping the same flower from the Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set 5 times and cutting them all out.  I knew I wanted to cut the front of the card a little short and let the flower petals hang over the edge. Next I pulled out that popular Dotty For You Paper Packet and created the vertical bars.


I pulled out some of my older stamp sets to create the sentiment, which I stamped on a shape from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  One Mother's Day card down, one to go!  I hope you decide to join in the fun of this week's challenge at H2H!

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