Saturday, July 28, 2012

Color Dare #9

I had to take a week off for an AWESOME family reunion in Park City, but I'm back!  Here's Color My Heart's Dare #9

The challenge was to use Petal and Creme Brulee.  I also used Colonial White.  Since Petal is now discontinued (a moment of silence for our 20 discontinued colors...), I decided to bust out some OLD papers to use for this challenge.  Anyone remember Paper Garden and Key to My Heart?  Well, the Petal and the "cream" colored flower are both from Paper Garden, and the Creme Brulee is from Key to My Heart.  Since the back of the Paper Garden petal paper was pink, I covered the inside of the "envelope" with the Creme Brulee from KtMH.   These pictures don't do this pretty paper justice!  I used the August Stamp of the Month Baroque Backgrounds for the detail on the inside, and Happy Birthday came from C1257 Happy Birthday.  The flowers, and all elements of the card were cut using the NEW Artiste Cricut Cartridge from CTMH, and the Happy Birthday frame is from Art Philosophy!

I'm loving all the new card/card jackets that are on the Artiste Cartridge!  Anyone want one?  Visit me after August 1st to get one!  It's AWESOME, and I promise you won't be disappointed (unless you don't make the time to play with it--that's kinda on you :)!)  Shop here anytime:  My CTMH store

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Color Dare #7

This week I chose to use Mojo Monday's Sketch #248 along with Color Dare #7.  It wasn't too challenging this week to use 2 of the 3 secondary colors for the color dare.  I love green and purple together!

For this card, I used D1510 - 4 My Friend, stamp set.  Z1383 sweet leaf ribbon, and the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge for the green frame, the flower, and leaves.  I chose Topiary, Sweet Leaf, and Gypsy for my secondary colors.  Originally I tried using Lilac Mist for my card base, but I decided that white looked better in the background.  I also used the Cuttlebug for creating a pattern on the background.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the Topiary frame is actually raised up using foam tape, which made it a little hard for me to focus on the sentiment.  Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the final card.  It ended up being 5"x7" and so three-dimensional, you would have to deliver these Congrats in person!

Here's the original sketch:
It's a pretty literal interpretation!

Monday, July 2, 2012

CTMH July Promotion

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! That’s a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.  Most of these papers and accessories are not available to order any more, so this is your ONLY chance to get them!!!

Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.
Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. 
Discounted products do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Order Dates: Perfect Pair
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90 
July 6–10 Dreamin' Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90 
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90 
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90 
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR  
Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)