Thursday, February 28, 2013

Some of my favorite colors are...

Lagoon, Pear and Outdoor Denim!   I was thrilled to have been chosen as the winner on the Color Dare on February 15th.  They asked me to make something to showcase one of their upcoming Color Dares.  When I heard this color combination, I was so excited!  I love these colors.  Here's what I came up with:

Studio J Layout:

This layout wasn't difficult.  It was made using the Later Sk8ter papers.  The only really improvements that I made were the stitching along the pear ribbon, and the lagoon colored ribbon flowers.  To make these, I went to the Embellishments: Ribbon and selected Flat knot.   I used 3 of them fanned out to make the flower.  Then I went to Embellishments: Buttons, and put a button over the top, along with the thread.  To make 2, I made one at first (enlarge your view so it's easier to line things up), then holding the CTRL key and select each of the pieces to the flower.  While they are all selected, click COPY, then PASTE.  Then CTRL and select all the pieces again and move them!

I LOVE how fresh the CTMH papers are!  Notice that our family pictures were taken just a few days before I received the catalog showcasing Later Sk8ter.  How perfect is this paper for our pictures?  I was giddy when I saw this paper packet and knew that it would be so easy to scrapbook these pictures.

And to use the paper I had on hand, I made this little box made from the CTMH Cricut Cartridge: Artiste.

Some of the details of this little box (all from Artiste Cartridge):
Box: pg. 39, cut at 2.5", lid also cut at 2.5" (be sure the "real dial size" button is NOT selected)
Flower: pg. 68, cut at 5"
The bottom of the box is Outdoor Denim, stamped in the same color using the "In the Background" stamp set.  The top is Pear, stamped with Pear ink, with the same set.  It's hard to see, but there is Green Glitter Glitz Gel in the center of the flower.


  1. Thanks so much, Karen, for guest designing for us this week! Your layout is great; the pictures really go well with the paper pack! And your little box is adorable. Love the stamping on it. Thanks for playing along at Color My Heart.


  2. Thanks so much for sharing the great layout and the wonderful box. I love both of them. I am glad you joined us this week.

  3. Love those faux ribbon flowers in your Studio J lay-out; so simple (thanks for including the how-to) and such a neat effect. Don't you love those rolled flowers from the CTMH Cricut cartridges? Great embellishment for your treat box. So glad to have you with the Color My Heart crew this week.

  4. Great job with the card! IT is great to see different size cards used and your stamping is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Color my Heart this week. Awesome job.

  5. Don't you just love it when CTMH comes out with the exact thing you need at the exact time you need it. Great family layout. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. We hope to see you next week, too!