Sunday, April 15, 2012

Fun Card with CTMH April "You Are" Stamp Set, Dotty For You and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi you fantastic creative bloggers out there.  I created another card to give to my 14 yr. old grandson who just visited from MO for a week.  We had so much fun with him and miss his bubbly personality.  I just received my new April stamp of the month set, "You Are" (pg 141 actual Ideas book, pg 143 online Ideas book) and thought of him when I opened it.  I find it a little challenging to create male cards and scrapbook pages.  I have no problem creating for the girls; but have to be careful being too feminine with the boys.  Ha! 

I am actually going to create the inside with CTMH "Things" stamp set (page 105 actual book, pg 107 online book) - I am using the 10 Things I Love About You idea; but haven't completed that part yet. 

I am still learning how to use my stamps; so please ignore any mistakes you might see.  I have to keep practicing to make them look like they do in our Idea Book.  I don't have the experience yet; but I will in time. 

I used my new "Dotty For You Paper Packet" which is available April 17 - May 31st.  You only pay $5 (savings of $14.95) when you purchase $35 in products from our Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  Such gorgeous paper!!  I created all the images from my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; which I absolutely love! 




The polka dot paper color is good above; but it isn't quite the true Lagoon color in the close up picture below.  I wanted you to see the wording on the card.  The stamps for "You are positively Fun" and the line which says "Inspiring, Wonderful, Awesome, Super Phenomenal" are both from the April Stamp of the Month titled, "You Are".   The star shaped "Wow" stamp is from "Blue Ribbon" stamp set.  I purchased it to make cards for my grandkids when their grade cards arrive.  (pg 92 of actual Idea Book and Pg 95 online Idea Book)



I didn't do as well on stamping this one and couldn't get a good picture.  Double click for close up view.  I used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for all of these cuts.  The stamp is "Things" from Spring/Summer Idea Book, pg 105 actual book.  I love these stamps.  There are many choices to go with the 10 things title.  
Inside of card (See below)

Supplies used for this card:

Card measures 6 1/2 X 5
Cardstock for shapes: CTMH Colonial White and Lagoon
Paper: CTMH Dotty For You stripes and polka dots
Ink: CTMH Lagoon
Stamp Sets Outside: CTMH "You Are" and "Blue Ribbon"
Stamp Sets inside: "Things" and "Blue Ribbon"
Shapes: CTMH Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge
Foam Mounting Tape for all the shapes

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas -  Pastel Colors
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 187 - Spring is in the Air
Anything Challenge -  Challenge 64 - Anything Goes
Belli Challenge -  #141 - Children - (For my 14 yr. old grandson)
Make It Monday - Any paper craft projects
365 Cards - Just a Touch
365 Cards - Let's Chat
365 Cards - A Certain Sentiment
Shopping Our Stash -  #47 - Masculine theme - For my 14 yr old grandson
Trimmies Craft Challenge - Inspiration
CES Challenges - #81 - Paper Piece It
Little Claires Designs -  Doin the Rounds - (Circle and dots)
Our Daily Bread Designs -  Spring Word Challenge (S=stamping; I=ink; G=green)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - #181 - A Man's card
ABC Challenges -  Neutrals
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Use diecut or punch
Crafty Friends Challenges - Use two die cuts

I hope you have enjoyed my card creation today.  I don't normally use so many items with the same color scheme; but I love this paper and wanted to create my grandson a card showing him how much fun he is and how much we enjoyed his visit. 

We started this tradition 2 yrs ago.  When one of the grandkids turns 14 yrs old, (The airline they fly on requires this age.); we fly them to CA for a week with me (grandmother) and their step-grandfather.  He was only the second one to come so far.  It has turned out to be such a blessing to us when they come.  My 14 yr old granddaughter came last time and her & I spent 3 days at Disney riding all the rides.  Boy was that interesting for someone my age.  Ha!!  Her step-grandfather only went one of the three days.  He didn't get to have all the fun I had.  :)

Make sure you take time for yourself and spend time with your loved ones.  Family is the most important part of our lives.  Keep on creating those wonderful creations we love so much. 

Please leave me a comment below.  I love reading them and I answer all of them. 

40 comments:

  1. I love your fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us at anything goes challenge.
    Emma xx

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  2. what a lovely creation and a great masculine card, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  3. Hi Gloria, this is such a 'fun' card, guaranteed to make anyone feel special!What a fabulous tradition you have begun and what an amazing treat for your grandchildren. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Sheryl (DT) xx

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  4. What a fun and cheerful card! Love the bright cheery colors and all the beautiful patterns. Perfect take on the Shining the Light challenge. Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week.

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  5. Oh I LOVE everything about this wonderful card! Fun and pretty, pretty design paper and the way you placed the image and stars are just perfect!!! Everything about this card just makes me happy!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Belli Challenges too.
    Lynn

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  6. A lovely card :)thanks for joining in with our spring theme this week at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

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  7. Hi Gloria, what a gorgeous card. I love the fresh colours and pretty you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  8. What a nice card; thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week--Pat N.

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  9. Such a fun card Gloria and I love the colours you've combined! Many thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

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  10. Great card and perfect for our challenge at CRAFT challenges this week

    Good luck

    Sylvia x

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  11. What a gorgeous man's card, so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

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  12. Love the color combination a lot!
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards
    Michelle

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  13. Fabulous card.. Love those colours!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  14. Great colors and patterns! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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  15. Love your card - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

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  16. Fun card, Gloria! Thanks so much for participating in our new challenge.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs and smiles

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  17. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Love how you have used my inspiration picture to inspire you for this project. Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  18. Hi Gloria .
    Love this sweet little card .Super papers and sentiments .

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  19. Fun and the stripes with the polka dots are such a great touch


    Thanks for Joining the Creative Belli Challenge
    ~Markey

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  20. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges. A new challenge will be up 1st May :)

    *hugs*
    Angélique-DT

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria