Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hexagon cards

Hello! Hello! 

I am so excited for the new CTMH products.  The catalog becomes official in 3 days!!  For my monthly club projects in August, we will be using three of the new stamp sets.  They are the Happy Hexagons, Honeycomb and Your Own Kind of Wonderful sets.  I have decided to use the new Whimsy color palette as well- nice and bright and summery! :). These stamp sets work well with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  I didn't cut any of the hexagons out using scissors.  I simply selected the size listed on the stamp set and pressed "Cut."

The first card above will be one that I do for my card clubs.  The second one is an experiment with autumn colors.

I am entering them into the Heart2Heart "Some Like It Hot" challenge, because I love these new HOT products :).

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you got some crafty inspiration! -Dari

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Believe in yourself card

Hello! Hello!  I am participating in the Freshly Made Sketches 146 challenge this week.  The minute I saw this sketch I had ideas flowing into my brain.  We love that, don't we?! I opted to turn the sketch to the right.

Here are the supplies I used for this card:
CTMH (Close To My Heart) paper scraps from the Ariana packet, Balloon Ride packet, and Free To Be Me packet.
CTMH Desert Sand Dye Ink
CTMH Lagoon Dye Ink
CTMH Grey Flannel Dye Ink (discontinued- close is Whisper)
CTMH Believe in Yourself Stamp set
CTMH mini flourishes
Cricut cartridge- Cindy Loo
White card base
CTMH 3D foam tape

I am so thrilled with the end results of this card.  It makes me smile :). Thanks for stopping.-Dari

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 Fun Cards

Hello! Hello! Happy Monday.  I really wanted to post these on Saturday, but Saturday was an especially busy day in my world :). On Friday, my sister and dear friend, Alayna, got together for some girl time.  I thought it would be fun to present them the challenge and have us all create something at the same time.  I wish I had taken photos of their creations.  Somehow, that part slipped my mind (lol).  It was really fun.  Pictured above are my two creations based on this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge 144.

For the Wishing you Happiness and Sunshine card I used:
CTMH White Daisy cardstock
CTMH Ariana damas print
CTMH Ariana outdoor denim cardstock
CTMH Outdoor Denim dye ink
CTMH Dreamer stamp set
CTMH You Lift Me Up stamp set
CTMH 3D Foam tape
Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge

Non CTMH products:
2 baby blue brad eyelets
Light Blue cardstock
White Pigment Ink
Embossing Gun
Copper embossing powder

For the Best Wishes card I used:

CTMH White Daisy Cardstock (Cut lengthwise at 4.25 inches.  This creates a standing vertical card that opens from the bottom).
CTMH You Lift Me Up stamp set
CTMH Balloon Ride Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set
CTMH Copper Stud
CTMH Pansy Purple dye ink (retired) (Current- Smoky Plum)
CTMH Olive dye ink
CTMH Slate dye ink

Light purple cardstock scrap
Green cardstock scrap

Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by :)- Dari

Friday, July 11, 2014

CTMH Patriotic Layout

This layout is serving double duty.  We will be creating this next week at my monthly Scrapbooking Club, and I am entering it into the Heart2Heart Challenge: Red & White Daisy.  
I am so happy with the way this layout turned out.  I created a background using CTMH's June 2014 Stamp of the Month in Desert Sand, Saddle and Sunflower yellow (retired).  I used CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the "4th", two frames, and the stars die cuts.  The rest is pretty self explanatory (I think).  If you have any questions, just ask! :).

CTMH products I used for this are:
White Daisy Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Dots embossing folder
June 2014 Stamp of the Month Set (Kaboom)
Cricut Artbooking cartridge
Dye Inks: Outdoor Denim, Saddle, Desert Sand, Cranberry, Sunflower (current match is Honey)

I am completely out of CTMH red and blue cardstocks.  Those paper colors came from cardstock packs I got at Michaels a year or so ago (don't know which brand/company).  

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by. -Dari

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello Blooms cards

I know I have mentioned this before, but I love CTMH's pattern books.  It only took me a minute to find these two layouts and have inspiration come pouring down on me.  These are the cards we are making at my two Card Clubs this month.  They feature CTMH's Hello Bloom stamp set and sanding block. 

Here are the CTMH products I used:
Thank You Card-
Ariana green 4.25x2.5
Dots embossing folder
Hello Blooms Stamp Set
Sunflower dye ink (Current close match is Honey)
Hollyhock dye ink
Blush pigment (will be retiring in August)
Pear dye ink
Bamboo dye ink
Sanding block
3D foam tape
Bonding Glue Stick
Nonstick micro tip scissors
White Daisy card base or paper cut to size

Hello Card-
Hello Blooms Stamp Set
Cranberry dye ink
Outdoor Denim dye ink
Pear dye ink
Smoothie pigment ink 
Blush pigment ink (will be retiring in August)
sanding block
Free To Be paper packet (blue cardstock) 3.75x5 in.
Sweet leaf cardstock (Ariana paper packet)1.5x2.5
Ariana print (Ariana Paper packet) 2.5x3.5
3D foam tape
nonstick microtip scissors
Bonding Glue Stick

Happy Crafting!  If you'd like any of these products, you can purchase them at my shop: dariscreativecorner.ctmh.com. :)   -Dari

Monday, July 7, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches challenge 143

Happy Monday!  I love the fourth of July. There are LOTS of traditions in my little town.  And yet, I must say that I am glad it is over :).  

The Freshly Made Sketch challenge for this week truly was a bit of a challenge for me.  It is not a sketch I would choose/design on my own.  However, I really like the results I came up with.  I will be using this card for two events I have this month- an open house on Saturday and a Card Club later on in the month.

Close To My Heart products I used:
*White Daisy Cardstock cut into a 4.25x5.5 card base
*Dots embossing folder
*Skylark paper packet (print, sweet leaf green, lagoon)
*Desert Sand dye ink
*Saddle dye ink
*For a Friend stamp set D1542
*Hello Blooms stamp set C1540
*Bonding Glue Stick
*Non-stick micro-tip scissors
*3D foam tape
*Scrap of white daisy for stamped image

I also used a scrap of chocolate brown cardstock- origin unknown and George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge.

Happy Crafting! -Dari

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CTMH Patriotic Banner

I love the way this turned out.  I wish you could see the whole banner better, but alas, the glare from the window didn't do it justice (lol). I finished it this afternoon.  Not a moment too soon, huh?  To make your own banner like mine you will need:
2  8.5x11 inch Dark blue cardstock papers
3 8.5x11 inch dark red cardstock papers
3  3.5 inch white circles
2 3 inch white circles
5 neutral 5 inch sunbursts-Artbooking cartridge (embossed and distressed)
CTMH June 2014 "Kaboom" Stamp of the Month Set.
CTMH Desert Sand dye ink
CTMH Outdoor denim dye ink
CTMH Cranberry dye ink
CTMH Barn Red dye ink
CTMH Sunflower or another yellow dye ink
CTMH Sky pigment ink
CTMH Dots embossing folder
CTMH foam tape
CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

I created a stamped background on the cardstocks, distressed the embossed sunbursts, stamped images on the circles, and adhered with 3-D foam tape.  I used a basic hole punch for the holes and ran jute through the entire banner.  Wah Lah!  Hope you enjoy. 

Happy Fourth! -Dari