Sweet Treats – AHSC #122

Here I am back with another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Sketch 122 was a little challenging for me.  I had lots of ideas and picking just one came down to asking my Wrangler wearing sweetheart for some input.

Next to birthday, Halloween cards are my favorite.  I think it’s a sweet treat to find a card in the mailbox for an unexpected holiday – EVERYONE sends Christmas cards, right?!

 

I started by stamping the One Way Borders stamps in Sunset, Gypsy, Pear and Black.  I then stamped the Trick or Treat Sweets in black on the circles.  It seemed a little boring to me so I added a Gypsy zig zag circle which I cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and adhered the black cat to it.

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Before Riding off into the Sunset

I told you I’d be back with a happy card and you can’t get much happier than one filled with pink and polka dots.  I decided to take two of my favorites for one last spin and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #112 gave me a jumping off point.

Our 5th anniversary is just around the corner and I’m always the one caught without a card…not this year!

   

The Happy Camper stamp set is perfect to remind my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart of our trailer honeymoon at the family reunion!  I had just a little Lollydoodle left and since I’m trying to eliminate as much paper from my stash I decided it was the paper of choice.  It also matched the pink polka dot washi tape that was sitting on my desk.

You can almost see the Wink of Stella that I covered this camper with.  It kind of reminds me of an Airstream.  I think I’d probably even be talked into buying a camper/trailer if it looked like this 🙂

I stamped some trees and clouds on the inside of this card before adding the Happy Anniversary sentiment.

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Cry.Laugh.Remember

Sympathy cards make me sad…it means someone has an ache in their heart that will never go away.  I remember all the sympathy cards that came when my mom died in 2012 and how knowing that people cared got me through some of my darkest days.

The Big Hug stamp set is not a sympathy set per-say, but it has several sentiments that can be used as such.  Our friends wife died in an accident this week so I wanted this card to have a little masculine touch.  I played around with a pattern from the Wishes Book with the Pathfinding papers.  I added a wooden leaf and some touches of gold for accents.

Thanks for stopping by today…I’ll be back soon with a much cheerier card 🙂

Still Dreamin’

Have you got your June Stamp of the Month yet?  It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been so in love with a stamp set, but Ice Cream Dreams captured my heart as soon as I got the idea book almost a year ago.  I promised myself that I wouldn’t ink it before it’s release because I knew I’d want to share all these cute creations.

I have three grandkids getting ready to start their summer vacation from school so I made them each a card and put a gift card for Baskin & Robbins so they could treat themselves to a successful year of school behind them.

You might have noticed that I’ve been missing from the Color Dare Challenge for a couple of weeks and I’m happy to say I’m back playing today.  The colors are those of the Jackson Paper Packet – Barn Red, Juniper, Glacier, Cocoa & Colonial White.  This card is a slight 4.75 X 3 and made with the Jackson papers.  My Fudgecicle is made using the retired CTMH Alcohol Markers in both shades of Barn Red.  I’m so glad I don’t ever get rid of things because it was just the perfect color.  The stick was Juniper and although it appeared dried up I got enough color out of it for the stick.

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This next card is for our little Princess graduating from Kindergarten.  I haven’t seen her for a couple of years, but know that she loves bling and sparkle as much as her grandma does.  I used retired papers from the Dream Pop collection and I colored the truck with the Shin Han Markers…it seemed pretty whimsical and just the look I was going for.  I still wanted more bling so I added rhinestones to the tire centers and then decided to cut the canopy out of some Teal Glitter paper – that was a challenge as you can’t stamp on it very well.

My final card is for our sweet Miss B! I sure miss her being underfoot, but I’ve managed to send her at least one card a week since she went to live with her dad.  I know that she’s saving them so I went a little extra special on her card.  Shame on grandma!!!  I thought the Spin Card (which are retiring boo-hoo) would fascinate her.  I used some Chalk It Up papers and Teal Shimmer Trim on the front and popped up the sentiment with some thin 3D foam tape.  One side of the spinner has the Sundae and the other side has that cute Puppy.  Miss B has done very well in 4th grade and I’m so proud of all her accomplishments after not being in school since a few weeks in the 1st grade.

  

I think it’s really important to celebrate our grandkids accomplishments even though we don’t see them on a regular basis so they know how much they are loved.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to get your Ice Cream Dreams stamp ordered you only have until the end of June!114

Owl Love

I saw a cute card on Pinterest with penguins in wedding attire, but I don’t have the punch to make the little critters, so I thought I’d try my hand with the owls from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

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I had a leftover Skylark complement to use for a wedding bouquet and a little teal shimmer trim worked to give the tuxedo a little bling.

 

 

 

 

 

Close Up Owls

 

Here’s a close up of the owls…bitty pearls made a sweet little necklace and I just happened to hoarde a bow tie from the retired puffies collection.

 

 

I’m open for some suggestions on this card and would love to see someone make it over…Owl Love You if you come up with a better idea!!!

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Typed Note – SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April’s SOTM, which is Typed Note, a set of 19 stamps.  If you have come here from Brenda’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

I have been waiting to use this stamp of the month since the idea book was released, however when I actually put ink to paper I just thought…WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?  So I turned to Pinterest where I found this card and then things just started clicking.  I ended up making 3 cards and got three different answers for which one I should feature here so I decided to post all three!

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MApril SOTM Chalk It Upiss B’s vote was for the colorful card made with the Chalk It Up papers.  I think it was the puffies butterfly (now retired) that swayed her vote.

 

 

 

 

 

April SOTM Black White

 

The mister of the household voted for the black card.  The notebook paper is stamped from the Artbooking Cricut Collection stamp set and the tag is embossed with a number and letter combination I felt that the card needed some texture, the ribbon comes from a retired Black Mini Medley’s collection.  All of the pieces were mounted to a piece of Black Fundamentals Paper.

 

 

April SOTM Glacier PML

 

And now for my favorite!  I started with a PML card from the Hopscotch collection.  I mounted it to a piece of Glacier Cardstock which I had embossed with the Arrows Embossing Folder I also rounded the corners so it would match the soft look of the PML card.  I stamped the typewriter 3 times (twice just the paper portion) so I could add some extra pieces of paper to my note.  I finished it off with some Black Arrow Washi Tape and Gold Sequins.

 

Which one is your favorite?  Leave me a comment by April 15th and I will randomly draw from all comments to receive all three cards.

Now, hop on over to Chris Robertson’s Blog and see what she has going on in her creative life.

Thanks again for stopping by!

 

 

Skylark PML – AHSC #98

I think I woke up knowing what I wanted to try for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week before I even saw the sketch.  I have a drawer full of Picture My Life Cards that have found their way into a couple of projects, but not nearly enough.  The question became a little harder when I started thinking about which ones to use.

This is the sketch from AHSC #98

and this is my take – rotated 90 degrees.

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Since I needed something a little cheery today I reached for my package of Skylark cards. This card is 5 X 7 and the entire front is framed with Kraft CS.  I then layered a piece of Sweet Leaf CS which I embossed and sanded to back the PML cards.  On the larger card I added a piece of Teal Shimmer Trim to give it a bit more dimension (there was a lagoon stripe on the card so I just covered it up.  The smaller card included the sentiment Hello World and I mounted it on a piece of Thin 3D Foam Tape (I’m gonna need to buy more soon).  There’s a little peak of the inside…I lined the bottom with a piece of Sweet Leaf CS cut at an inch wide and then layered a left over zip strip from the Skylark papers (remember I said I was nearly out of Skylark, well I found another pack so I’m happy again).