Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother's Day Card using CTMH Dotty For You Paper Packet and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Welcome to all the creative bloggers and readers out there.  It has been another wonderful day in Sunny CA.  I am happy to be here to share my latest creation with you. 

I am so excited to be entering this card in the BBTB2 Design Team Call.  It is the Cricut Challenge Blog.  I would love to be part of their team.  I absolutely love my Cricut Expression and use it almost everyday.  I can't wait to see who they choose for these positions.

I am also excited because I was able to create 3D flowers from my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the first time.  I am sure I will improve even more with time.  I thought it would be hard; but it was easy.  I watched a really great video from Mandy Leahy on You Tube.  She made it so easy to follow her directions. 

I used the CTMH "Dotty For You" paper packet and stamp set was from CTMH Pemberley Workshop.  All my shapes were made with the CHMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartrige.  I find this is my most used Cricut cartridge right now and I am loving all the wonderful things you can do with the 700 images; which includes these cute flowers.  You can cut the flowers any size you want; but I used 3 1/2 in. so they wouldn't cover too many of the flowers on the paper I was using.


Double click on the pictures for a closer view.


I love the New CTMH Dotty For You Paper. There are 2 each of 12 different patterns on one side and polka dots of different colors on the opposite side; which is the same weight as CTMH cardstock. They are only available from April 17 - May 31st; so you need to buy them now if you want them.  Order CTMH products here.

I am using two sketches plus the challenges listed below.  The first one is from 365 Cards - Day 46 - Super Sketchy Sunday shown below.


The second sketch is Fetch a Sketch - Challenge 22.  I used this; but moved the circles.  Not sure if that is acceptable.  I am new to following sketches; so I apologize if that isn't allowed.


Supplies I used for this 6 1/2 x 5 card:

  • Cardstock: CTMH Colonial White
  • Shapes and 3D flowers: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Paper: CTMH Dotty For You paper packet
  • Stamp Set: CTMH Pemberley Workshop
  • Ink: CTMH Lagoon
  • Ribbon: Celebrate 360
  • Bling: Recollections and K & Company
  • Foam Mounting Tape
  • I am entering this card in the following challenges:

    Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 23 - Ribbon or Twine
    Craft Your Passion - Challenge 106 - Die Cuts and Punches
    365 Cards - Day 46 - Super Sketchy Sunday
    365 Cards - Day 49 - Getting Inky
    Fetch A Sketch - Challenge 22 (Used this sketch; but moved the 3 circles - hope that is acceptable)
    Lollypop Cratfts - Spring Fling
    Made Especially For You - Three Flowers
    Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
    My Craft Spot - Make it Pop
    Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
    Stamp With Fun - Challenge 157 - Favorite Colors
    Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything with a touch of green
    The Pink Elephant - TPE 144 - Color Inspiration Photo
    The Shabby Tea Room - Beautiful Roses
    Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Handmade flowers
    Sweet Stampin - Girly but no pink  (Mine is actually sorbet - not pink)
    Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Things with wing
    2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge 87 - Flowers
    Catch The Bug Blog - Photo Inspiration
    Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 127 - Bling
    Marks Finest Paper - Rainbows  - I hope mine is OK.  I had several colors so hope it qualifies.  If not, I apologize and will try again next time.
    Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #33 - Butterflies and add some flowers
    Inspire Me Fridays (Joyful Stamper) - Anything Goes

    I can't wait to give this to my Mother when I visit her in May.  I am sure she will love it.  I think I am getting better with my card making.  I love visiting fellow bloggers.  There are some awesome cards out there; so don't forget to check them out.


    Please don't forget to comment when you come to mine or anyone else's blog that you visit.  It means so much to us to hear from you.  I try to comment on at least 3 different cards when I enter a challenge.  I think we all need to support each other.  Isn't that why we are posting our own work?  We want to help motivate someone else to create and to support the people who share their own creations.  

    Please take the time to comment on other people's creations!!  It will make their day and yours!! 
    Happy Creating!!  I love everyone who makes the effort to create and those who share their creations!

    70 comments:

    1. Hi there. I have found ur creation on MIM. It is beautiful.Love the colours and the roses look so pretty. Simply adorable.
      *hugs*
      M.

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    2. Love your Flowers It is super cute.

      Thanks for Entering the Challenge
      At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

      Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

      I hope to see you enter next week!!

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      1. I appreciate your lovely comment. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    3. Very lovely card, thank you for joining us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week Good Luck. Debbie x

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      1. Thanks for the compliment Debbie and for stopping by my blog. Have a fantastic day!!

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    4. I think your card is great. I like the flowers you used.
      What maybe would be a nice idea is to make some closeup pictures about some details on your cards. That is what I do.
      Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
      LG Michelle

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      1. I appreciate the suggestion. I had a close up but it didn't look too good and it seemed everything was clearly visible without it. Thanks for stopping by my blog Michelle. Appreciate the support. Have a great day!!

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      1. Thanks Laura for the compliment and for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your support. Have a nice day!!

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    6. Very pretty. Great job on the flowers.

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      1. Thanks Pat. I appreciate the compliment and for stopping by my blog. Have a fantastic day!!

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    7. I love your card and the roses you have made are really lovely, such a gorgeous colour. Found you on MIM :).

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      1. I appreciate the lovely compliment Andria. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a delightful day!

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      1. Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the support. Have a wonderful day!

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    9. That is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
      Pinky

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      1. Thanks Pinky for the compliment. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a lovely day!!

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    10. Very pretty...LOTS of colors...definitely a rainbow card! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

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      1. Thank you Barbara for the lovely compliment and for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!!

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    11. Great work! Love the art philosophy inspiration!!!!

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      1. Thanks Carol for stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a super day!!

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    12. Beautiful card, I love your 3D flowers. Thank you for your comment. Hugs chanya13

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      1. I appreciate the compliment Chanya and thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the support. Have a wonderful day!!

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    13. Beautiful card. Love the rainbow technique you used. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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      1. Thank you Debbie. I appreciate your comment and your support in visiting my blog. Have a fantastic day!!

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    14. A beautiful card Gloria and I'm sure your mother will love it! Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I'm a new follower :)

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      1. Great!! Thanks Anita for your support and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I do appreciate it so much. Have a super day!!

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    15. Gloria...Your card is so cute. I absolutely love the CTMH ap cartridge. Could you explain how to do the 3-D flowers. I'm a new consultant & need all the tips I can get! ;)

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      1. There is a video on You tube. If you look in the third paragraph above you will see Mandy Leahy on you tube. Click on that link and you will see her video. She is my Sr. Director in CTMH. I had to watch it several times and my first flower was too tight. The next 3 were the ones I used on this card. I had tried using cheap cardstock before I joined CTMH and the flowers tore; so be sure and use CTMH cardstock or paper. Both are same weight. Good luck. Let me know how they turn out. I used the same flower Mandy uses in her video. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great day Josie. I am new to CTMH also; but best decision I ever made.

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      2. Thanks, Gloria...I didn't realize how many great tutorials were on youtube!

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    16. Thanks for visiting me. I also saw youmon MIM. Love your pretty card.

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      1. Thanks so much for the compliment and for visiting my blog. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a lovely day.

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    17. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Love this card - good luck with the DT call.
      Hugs Sheryl xx

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      1. Thank you Sheryl. I appreciate the lovely comment and thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a terrific day.

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    18. Hi Gloria,

      Thanks so much for popping by my blog recently, always nice to see a new face! I've enjoyed having a browse around your blog & your gorgeous makes. Love your craft room storage article too, so inspiring to see what other people do.

      Good luck in the DT call too with this lovely card, I love that dotty paper! Nice to have you playing along at Sweet Stampin' too xx

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      1. Thanks for the compliments Abi. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. Have a fantastic day!!

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    19. Another sweet card .Love those flowers .
      Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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      1. Thanks Shirley-anne. I appreciate your compliment and your support. Have a super day!!

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    20. What a lovely card - so fresh and pretty! :)

      Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

      hugs

      xxalisonxx

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      1. I appreciate the compliment Alison. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment. Have a great day!!

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    21. Hi Gloria

      What a lovely card - I so love the little flowers you have created they are just wonderful.

      I am now your newest follower and look forward to stopping by to see all your wonderful creations.

      Be back to see you soon.

      Toodle pip

      Hazel x

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      1. Thanks for the lovely compliment Hazel. I hope you enjoy my creations. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a fantastic day!!

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    22. Thanks so much for linking up to our Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug this week. I can't wait to see what you create for our next exciting challenge starting tomorrow!
      luv'n huggz
      Jen Leeflang
      Bugaboo DT

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      1. Thanks Jen. I love the challenges. They add so much more to your creativity!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a great day!!

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    23. what a sweet and summery card!

      Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

      Love Mickaela

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      1. I appreciate the compliment Mickaela. What a beautiful name!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the support.
        Have a lovely day!!

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    24. Fabulous card and those flowers are stunning. I plan on working on some today. I hope they come out as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing at Made Especially for You this week.

      Georgiana
      Carson's Creations

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      1. Thanks Georgiana. I appreciate the compliment and thanks for stopping by my blog. You can watch Mandy's video (link above in post)if you need it. It helped me a great deal. Have a fantastic day!!

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    25. just love the inked coloured floral background of your card
      Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment
      hugs

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      1. Thanks Daniele. The paper is CTMH Dotty For You paper; but it does looked inked, doesn't it? I appreciate the compliment and for stopping by my blog to comment. Have a terrific day!!

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    26. very nice - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

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      1. Appreciate the compliment Joanna. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a fantastic day!!

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    27. so pretty!!! so glad you joined us on 365 cards :)

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      1. Thanks so much for the compliment Rose. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a great day!!

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    28. Such a beautiful card! Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

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      1. I appreciate the compliment Mie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!!

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    29. This is so pretty. I love your take on the sketch. The flowers, butterfly and colors are just fab! :)
      Glad you joined us this week at 365cards :)

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      1. Thank you Annieambriel for the lovely compliments. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and for the support. Have a fantastic day!

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    30. stunning card!!! LOVE everything about this, great flowers!!!!!

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      1. Thanks Wendipooh for the lovely compliment. I appreciate your support and for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a terrific day!

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    31. This is so simple and unique card. In this card everything is perfect, Especially i like this three flowers. Such a you made this flowers fabulous.

      no slip tape

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      1. Thanks Jaylon for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Have a fantastic day!!

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    32. What a beautiful card...even if you have tweeked the sketch a little bit! ;) Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch! x

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      1. I appreciate the compliment Jenny. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I thought it was allowed to move the sketch around. Sorry if it wasn't. Most of the sites say you can move things. Have a great day!!

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    33. This is gorgeous! I love that background stamp! :) Janis

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    34. Hi Gloria,
      I love the card!!!!!! I'll have to go home and start working on something!!!!! Got your email and Im going to place my order soon too!!!
      Hugs to you,
      Ingrid

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    35. Hi Gloria, I got your email but I am having real problems with my mail program and can't reply right now, all great, yes to your offer, hope to email you soon.
      Cazzy x

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    36. Such a gorgeous card, Gloria! I really love the flowers..the paper too! You are such a talented LADY! hugs, Manderly xxxooo

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    37. Hi, Gloria! LOVE your rose theme card - so pretty with the background colors against white, and those lusciously colored dimensional roses with the sparkly centers! I have not tried putting anything in the centers of my rolled roses yet - and yours look amazing. It's a beautiful card! hugs, de

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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