Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Color Challenge

Our Close To My Heart team has color challenges each month.  For the month of August, we were challenged to use these four colors ONLY!

White Daisy
This is what I came up with using these four colors. 
First I cut White Daisy cardstock to an A2 card size and scored it to fold. 
Using the
I stamped the background on White Daisy Cardstock with Thistle Ink and backed it with Thistle Cardstock.
Cutting out the flowers using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
made it super easy to stamp with Canary Ink using the
The leaves are stamped with
using Pear Ink.  The sentiment was made using the
You can see the all the ink colors HERE
& the cardstock colors HERE
Using these colors together would not have been my first choice, but after I made this card for the challenge, it really goes great together.  Thinking outside the box and stretching your imagination can bring out a whole new creative idea.
Thanks for stopping by again today!
See you soon on the Playground!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's Raining & Pouring Specials on the Playground Today!

Picture Perfection!

During the month of August, purchase 1 of 13 Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs and receive your choice of 1 of 8 of our Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for only $3.00.  You can see them all HERE.  A quick and easy way to capture and scrap your favorite memories.  These darling cards are also perfect for using on a card or as a title for a layout.  There are so many ways to use them.


What A Hoot – August 2014 Stamp of the Month

Item Number: S1408


With a $50 order you can purchase this adorable stamp set for only $5.00. 

4 1/2" Treat Bag
Made with the Cricut Artiste

12 x 12 Layout using the Cricut
Artiste and Artbooking
Check out the paper used for these two projects.
See all the Cricut Cartridges HERE
 Ask me how to get one of these
versatile cartridges for 1/2 price.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Playground!  See you next time.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Annual Inspirations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring some fabulous paper crafting projects and ideas from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you've hopped over here from Crystal's Blog you are on the right track! 

This Blog Hop was especially exciting because we all used new and available items from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

My project is a two page layout featuring the new paper pack
Brushed along with the coordinating
 assortment & compliments packs.  It's such a beautiful mix of patterned papers and cardstock.

This is our #3 Grandaughter out of 4 and she loves Dancing. When I saw the Brushed Paper Pack, these pictures immediately came to mind.   The stamp set A Budding Friendship was a great combination for this layout.

The flowers are stamped in new ink colors of Canary, Pixie and Flaxen along with Cranberry and Black. You can see all the ink colors HERE. The leaves are stamped in Pear and Topiary ink.  I stamped these colors on the Canary and Pixie Cardstock that is included in the paper pack.  I love the look of Flaxen ink on Canary & Pixie cardstock.

 The photo mats with the little banners and Bloom were cut on the Cricut using the Artbooking Cartridge .  This cartridge is so versatile and has a ton of designs and overlays that add so much to your projects.  The Dream, Believe and Do What You Love banners were made using one of the strips that is a bonus on the top of each piece of patterned paper.  Using the Thin 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the flowers and Bloom along with Liquid Glass it made it easy to put it all together.

You can see all the latest and greatest scrapbook and paper crafting supplies you will ever need right here on my website! 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Playground.  Your next hop is over to  Amy's Blog.  You will love her creations!