Monday, June 23, 2014

FCCB # 216--Color Challenge

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #216 Color Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor

FCCB DT Member and CTMH Consultant

is giving away a $20.00 CTMH Gift Certificate

Be sure to visit her
CTMH Website
~This Weeks Challenge~

That's right, folks--I am the sponsor for this week's challenge at FCCB--so excited!  You may be wondering why, as a CTMH consultant, I have chosen to use SU supplies for this card.  Great question LOL!  The answer is a very simple one.  Up until I discovered CTMH, I used SU products almost exclusively.  And do I have a lot of them?  You bet I do!  I prefer to use my CTMH supplies in my scrapbooking workshops with my customers, and I am trying to use up my SU, so I usually use SU supplies for cards and the like.  But CTMH cardstock cuts beautifully in the Cricut, and I highly recommend it for that.

This week we're doing a color challenge--use yellow, purple and gray.  I had this lovely patterned paper from SU's spring mini catalog that I wanted to use, plus I had the big yellow scalloped circle (Spellbinders) that I had cut for something else and not used.  So I built my card around those two things.

Card is 5.5" square.  Base is PTI white.  Other CS is SU Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Perfect Plum, and Wild Wasabi.  I sued 2 embossing folders:  Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug and a Darice folder for the butterflies.  The sentiment is from the Lyrical Letters cartridge.

The roses are from Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and the leaves are from CTMH Artiste.  CTMH makes another cartridge--Artbooking--that is GREAT for scrapbooking.  AND--drumroll please!  CTMH is coming out with another awesome Cricut Collection in August!  Details are top-secret--consultants don't even know them yet, but you can bet it will be top notch.  CTMH Cricut Collections include the cartridge itself, which has over 700 images on it, 3 coordinating stamp sets, and 3 sheets of chipboard accents, which are white and suitable to ink or stamp on.  Each stamp set and chipboard sheet also tells you which cartridge and what size to make your cut--so convenient!  Plus there are many stamp sets throughout the CTMH catalog which have coordinating images.  They are outlined in red.  Below you can see photos of each of our current Cricut Collections and some of the awesome projects you can make using theml

CTMH Artbooking 

CTMH Artiste

CTMH Art Philosophy

I really hope you'll play along with our color challenge this week!  All you have to do is make a project using the colors yellow, purple, and gray, and at least one Cricut cut!  Nothing to it, and you could win a $20 gift certificate from my CTMH website!  Thanks for dropping by today--have a great day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Someone to Look Up To

 So I've been playing with my Silhouette Cameo more lately.  I've fallen in love with SVG Cuts.  They just have the most awesome files, and the assembly videos make them super easy to put together.  These files can be used with most electronic cutters, including the new Cricut Explore.

I was browsing through the Autumn section of their store the other day.  They have several adorable fall collections.  I saw this tree card, from the Fall Harvest SVG Kit.  I loved it, but my problem was--it's not fall!  No problem--I just made the leaves green instead of fall colors.

It's a Z-fold card, and it's very 3-D.  

I made it even more 3-D by using embossing folders.  The woodgrain is actually a plate from PTI.  The leaves on the front tree are a Sizzix EF.  I also used my Martha Stewart grass border punch.  I sponged everything!

The sign I altered a little in Silhouette Studio.  I knew I wanted to use the stamp from Father Knows Best by PTI for the sentiment.  It says "You're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown"--one of my faves.  It would have fit on the original sized sign, but I thought it would look more proportional if I made the sign a little less wide and a little taller--very easy to do in the software.  I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed the sign with the woodgrain plate.

I loved the card, but thought it needed a little something.  I used PTI's Itty Bitty Bird and IBB Additions to stamp the daddy bird watching over the nest.  I haven't used my PTI stamps much lately, but they really seemed to fit this project.

This card is for my dad.  I know he'll like it because he thinks everything I do is wonderful, but I also hope he likes it because it's pretty cool.  Well, thanks for dropping by!  Please visit SVG Cuts if you have an electronic cutter--you'll be so glad you did!

Monday, June 9, 2014

FCCB Challenge 214--Celebrate Dad!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #214 Celebrate Dad
Create a project for dad OR a masculine project

This Weeks Sponsor

$50.00 Giftcard to SVG Cuts and a BIG SHOT!

While you may use stamps, SVG cuts and die cuts, you must use at least 1 Cricut cut to qualify for the prize, please list the cut used in your description.

Good Monday morning to you all!  Ah, May and June are busy months for everyone, what with Mother's Day, end of school, graduations, Memorial Day, and Father's Day.  To top it off, at my house we have 3 birthdays and our wedding anniversary!  Whew!  To tell you truth, I almost think it's busier than December.

Today I have a Father's Day project to share with you, and as SVG Cuts is our sponsor again, I went on a lovely romp through their store again.  I wanted to do something a little different, and I found just the thing--it's in the Autumn section and the file is Leaves Are Falling.  It's a decor piece that looks like a ribbon board.  It went together beautifully, and I had SO much fun decorating it!  It measures 9 x 9".

This is a picture of my hubby, and he really is an awesome dad!  I knew I wanted to use this DP, called Retro Fresh by SU, so I took a picture of him in one of his orange shirts.  He has several since he looks good in it and orange just happens to be my favorite color LOL!  SVG Cuts has really thought of everything with this file--the holes for the brads are in the file, and everything matches up.  Putting it together was effortless.  Mary's assembly videos are one reason I love this company so much--they really help!

Here is a pic of the back--you can see a little of how it goes together and Mary has thoughtfully provided a hole in the back to hang it on a wall.

Here's a close-up of the title.  It comes from a Cricut Craft Room Exclusive called Father's Day Daddy, which has several cute designs.  CS is SU and colors are Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, and Close to Cocoa (retired).  I popped the central banner up on foam tape.

I continued with the arrow theme using these arrows from CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  I love that cartridge!  Hemp is from SU, button is from PTI.

The dots are CTMH's Aqua Dots.  Brads are from Michaels.

I love how this project came out!  I hope you do too.  Stop by SVG Cuts and take a look around their store.  Their files work with most cutting machines including the new Cricut Explore, though not with any older Cricut machines, sadly.  

And please play along with us this week at FCCB--just make a project all about Dad, or a masculine project, and link it up to FCCB.  Remember to include at least ONE Cricut cut on your project.

Thanks for dropping by today, and have a wonderful Father's Day!