Sunday, 29 September 2013

Heart 2 Heart - Alphabet Soup

This project has been a work in progress for a couple of months now! All I have left is to finish printing off the recipes and put them inside. I loved the Heart 2 Heart challenge idea of using different alphabet sets on one project, so check out my recipe box:
Here are all of the different sections inside:

My camera really didn't want to take clear photos of these, I think due to the Liquid Glass I had applied on top of the headings, so they read: Appetizers, Breads, Soups & Salads, Main Dishes, Cookies, Desserts, and Favourite Recipes.  

All supplies are Close To My Heart: paperpack - Pemberley; ink - Outdoor Denim, Honey; stamp sets - Recipe Box, A Chocolate Affair, Sweet & Lovely Artbooking Cricut Bundle, Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet, Framework Alphabet; embellishments - Burlap ribbon, Bouquet Assortment, Liquid Glass; Recipe Box.
Shapes were cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. 
Stickers are from Hobby Lobby, Joann's, and Michael's. 


I finally had some time to play with the new Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge this weekend...I love it! Here is the start to the building of our house:

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Fusion #18

Another post today before I go to bed! I randomly came across this cool challenge last week and was excited to play along with it. With a Fusion challenge, you can play with just the sketch challenge, just the inspiration photo challenge, or you can fuse them both together. I chose to use both in my card for my aunt's 50th birthday. Also, check out this hilarious card made by another talented aunt for her birthday this week too.
Paperpack - On The Bright Side (My Mind's Eye); cardstock - Black, Colonial White (CTMH); ink - Black (CTMH); stamp sets - Better With You, Delightful & Delicious (Verve); shapes cut from CTMH Art Philosophy (Cricut).

The Splendor of Fall

This weekend I am at a Crop so I am getting many, many projects done! Here is a card I made today to use for a birthday in October - which is coming up so soon, I can't believe it! I was inspired by the photo from the Shabby Tea Room this week and Freshly Made Sketches.

Paperpack - On The Bright Side (My Mind's Eye); Apple image - Country Life (Cricut); cardstock - Kraft, Colonial White (CTMH), Lemonade (Bazziil Basics Paper), dark green and red; ink - Black (CTMH); 
stamp set - Remarkable Wreath (CTMH).

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Seize the Sketch #4

Today I was excited to get some crafting time and created a card for a baby shower that I will need later this week. I used Seize the Sketch for my layout and had wanted to play along with the "White Challenge" from the Shabby Tea Room this week but missed the deadline by a couple of hours, oh well. I really struggled with photographing this card this morning, maybe I am still half asleep!
Supplies used: card stock - Colonial White (CTMH), White; ink - Blush (CTMH); embossing powder - Seafoam White (Ranger ink); stamp sets - Keepsake Alphabet (CTMH) and Love Blooms (CTMH); embellishments - Clear Sparkles (CTMH), Burlap ribbon (CTMH), pink twine. Shapes cut from CTMH Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Color Throwdown 259 & Mojo Monday 310

Yay I made a card on a school night! I am trying to be more organized this school year (because I hate making a card under pressure), so I got my brother-in-law's card made tonight for his birthday next week. I liked the colours from the Color Throwdown this week and used Close To My Heart's Sunset, Juniper, Kraft, Colonial White, and Chocolate. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for my layout.

All Products are Close To My Heart: card stock - Kraft, Chocolate, Sunset; patterned paper - Perfect Day; ink - Chocolate; ribbon - Dark Chocolate and Colonial White; embellishments - Antiqued Copper brads. Liquid Glass was used on the 30.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Inspired By...Salsa!

I love homemade salsa and we go through a lot of it every year. This week's Inspired By challenge photo made me think about the coming of fall which made me think about salsa! My friend Gill was coming over to visit from Creston so I got her to pick up our fresh ingredients at a local fruit stand. 


Chalkboard Vinyl shapes were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly recipe from Whitewater Cooks page 98

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sweet Summertime

I feel like the sweet summertime is almost over in our city :( however, when I saw the photo inspiration at the Shabby Tea Room this week I immediately thought of the CTMH Lucy paperpack. In designing the layout of the card for my niece's birthday, I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch. I knew I also wanted to participate in this week's Colour Dare since my auntie Karen was the Guest Designer! Check out her blog, she's awesome :). Here's my card:

All supplies used are Close To My Heart: cardstock - Blush and Slate; patterned paper - Lucy; ink - Blush; embellishments - twine, boutique assortment, clear sparkles. Shapes cut from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Whitewater Shout Out

Well it's back to school time and that means I have been MIA in the craft department; however, one thing I do make sure I am on top of during a busy time is having a good, hearty, healthy meal every night. I am in love with the Whitewater cookbooks from Nelson, BC and thought I would share what I made tonight from two of the cookbooks:

Flank Steak with Salsa Verde (Whitewater Cooks At Home page 128)
Roasted beets, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds on spicy greens (Whitewater Cooks with Friends page 75)

If you haven't checked out these fabulous cookbooks yet, I highly recommend it!