H2H: Making Waves Challenge

Welcome to my page! I am a design team member for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge team! Each week there is a new challenge, that expires at the end of the month. This week, your challenge is to design an project around the theme 'making waves'! The only catch (there is always a catch) is one of your items in your project must be from close to my heart.

My inspiration for this challenge, is a bit outside of the box....I used the CTMH cricut Cartridge 'YOU ARE HERE' to create two stencils from freezer paper. I ironed them on to flour sack towels (I hand dyed - another post sometime) and painted with fabric paint. How cool! 

Be sure to check out the other design team's inspiration, especially if you are looking for a card or layout to get your wheels spinning!
Visit the main H2H blog here to link up your artwork. You have until the end of July to enter this or any of the other July challenges. We can't wait to see what you create! 

CTMH Supplies Used: 
CTMH Alcohol Markers by ShinHan: 

  • BG61 Peacock Blue
  • 120 Black
You Are Here cricut cartridge images 

  • Anchor #M275F9BD
  • Sail Boat #M282C9BD
Happy Crafting


July SOTM Blog Hop - Bear Hugs

Welcome to the 'Bear Hugs' Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
This Month we will be featuring the July Bear Hugs stamp set.  If you have come here from Brenda Lapp's blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Here is the stamp set we will be working with:

Here is my creation, scroll on down for an overview guide to recreate this card yourself.

Let me walk you though this my creation: 

  • The beautiful bears are stamped in espresso ink. 
  • The grass, flowers and butterfly are stamped in charcoal ink. 
  • To add color, watercolor pencils were added (with no water) to the grass, flowers and butterfly, along with a shadow under the mama bear. 
  • An outline was added to the banner and the card base. 
  • Add a glue dot the back of the banner, loop some silver embellishing thread and adhere to the glue dot. 
  • Add 3D foam squares or tape to the banner and adhere on top of the bears. 
  • Add some glitter gems! 
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Bear Hug stamp set is only available until July 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

Now head on over to Valerie Kapsha's blog! 

Happy Crafting!


H2H Challenge| You Are My Sunshine

Welcome to the next Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog post!

This time we are focusing on the theme "You Are My Sunshine" Anything that makes you think of sunshine, and includes at least ONE CTMH item will qualify! So now that you know the details, take a look at my inspirational project, and hop on over to the H2H blog to see all the design teams inspiration.

Using cardstock, cut 1 inch strips and coordinating 2 and 1 inch circles. to create the flowers, make lots of little cuts around the circle. to create the leaves, cut 1 and 2 inch circles from sweet leaf cardstock, and then cut them in half using the circle thin cuts. The title was created using block inking with alcohol markers and rubbing alcohol! Super fun. 

Now head on over to the H2H Blog to see everyones inspiration and to link up your project! 


Pre-Cut Card Workshop| So Grateful for You!

A new precut card workshop is headed your way, and I must admit, it is super cute! 

There is a bit of a twist this kit. You'll get more than just pre-cut pieces and envelopes. You'll also receive a project to house your cards...

Each pre-cut will allow you to stamp and assemble 12 cards, 6 each of two designs, and one card folio to house your beautiful handmade cards in. The card folio is a great way to keep your cards nice and neat until you are ready to use them! the front inside card holder even has a pocket for stamps, super clever, right!

12 grateful cards - 2 designs, 6 of each design. 

Front cover of the Card Folio, isn't that cover beautiful? I couldn't cover it, it was too pretty!

Check out that blush ribbon as a closure! LOVE how this just flows with paper! 

How to order: 

Pre-order is available through July 1st 2019, and kits will ship the week of July 15th 2019
Each kit is pre-cut sorted and ready for assembly for $30.00 and can be purchased using the secure paypal button below.
Do you need all the additional supplies, or want more blush ribbon?  Perhaps you need some inks, or just adhesive mention below, I have options to add those to your kit as well! One stop shopping, and the shipping stays a flat fee! 

Kit Contents: 

  • 1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
  • 2 – Sweet Girl sheets (Pre-Cut)
  • 3 – cardstock sheets (1 Fern, 2 White Daisy - PRE-CUT)
  • 1 – Gold Embellishing (Z4054 (FULL Pack)
  • 1- 16 in Blush ribbon 
  • 12 – white card bases & envelopes
  • 1 - set of printed instructions

Additional supplies needed from your statsh

  • Additional supplies needed:
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831) add to your order :) 
  • New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2835) add to your order :)
  • Peach Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6502) add to your order :) 
  • Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2848) add to your order :) 
  • Glue Dots® Micro Dots (Z2089) add to your order :) 
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) add to your order :) 

Add on Options to the kit

I can't wait to get your kit out the door to you!