Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love/Encouragement Card Using CTMH Love Stamp, Keep Your Chin Up and Cricut Artiste

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I hope everyone is feeling well and having time to create.  I created this card for my mother; whose body has been going through a lot of changes as she ages.   All the dies are from the Cricut Artiste.  The card is much prettier in person.  I found this gorgeous purple glitter tape at Joann's and had to use it.  LOL!  The tape was my inspiration to create this card and the fact that I needed something for my mother to encourage her.  

My mother was still in the nursing home when I sent her this card; and very discouraged about changes in her health/aging.  She is home now and doing pretty good; but lots of ups and downs with her health.  She is 82 yrs. old and lives alone; so it is tough for her.  I offered for her to move out here to CA with us; but her other kids would not want her that far away; since they all live in MO.  She has a lot of friends there, also.

Encouragement Card Using Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Inside Card 
Using CTMH Keep Your Chin Up A1167

Supplies used to create this card:

Hearts Cricut Artiste; pg. 51; #4BD76C for Cricut Design Space
Circle inside - Cricut Artiste; pg. 48; #M39DC7 for Cricut Design Space
Frame Inside - Cricut Artiste; pg. 80; #M3BBBD for Cricut Design Space

Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Gypsy and Pixie
Stamp set for heart - CTMH Love (A1131) 
Swirls on outside - CTMH Swirls Around (D1551) (retired)
Stamp set for Sentiments inside - CTMH Keep Your Chin Up (A1167) 
Glitter tape - Tape Works
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Embossing powder - Recollections 
Ink - Versamark on front; Gypsy inside 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Stamping Boutique - No Design Paper (No limit)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes (1 of 1) (Saturday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option(1 of 3) (Sunday)
Amusing - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Come And Get It - Clear It Out (Stash - Bling/Cardstock) (1 of 3)
Dragonfly + Dreams - Let's Get Girly (No limit)
Fashionable Stamping - Words (1 of 3)
Penny Black And More - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangle (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart - Change (Mom's health/aging) (1 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Something New (Tape/Ribbon) (1 of 2)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tuesday Throwdown - CAS (1 of 3)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes (No limit)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

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  1. Wonderful colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge.
    TT DT

  2. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - see you back soon!

  3. Very pretty card Gloria - Hugs

    I saw the comment on the Whoopsi Daisy Blog - you can still enter our challenge - the new one does not start until Monday, hugs xxx

  4. Lovely group of cards, Gloria. Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!

  5. Beautiful in your favourite colour, Gloria.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for our "Anything Goes" challenge #62 love To Scrap! Challenge Blog and best of luck with this great entry.
    Irena DT

  7. Beautiful card....inside and out!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Wow! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the ATG challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. These cards are all s beautiful. Great job! I am delighted that you joined our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  12. Such a pretty project you have created. Hello Sarah, I love what you have achieved here, the dress looks like fibre. Great image and design of your card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...

    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne

    Dragonfly Dreams

    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  13. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  14. What a pretty card, Gloria. Fabulous design and colours. Thanks for joining our “Clean & Simple” challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
    xxx Asha

  15. Hi your creations are all gorgeous.Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards for challenge 24. Hugs Jackie DT


  16. Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  17. This is a beautiful card Gloria! I love the design. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  18. Love the colors and the design, beautiful !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  19. Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenges this week!

  20. What a gorgeous cut out!! So elegant looking. Love the purple on your card; so pretty. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. (sorry I'm so late in commenting)

  21. A great card for your Mum - I'm sure she loved it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Simply Papercrafts

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  22. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie WW Challenge. Hugs

  23. Heartfelt cards can make such a difference in a time of "change". Glad to see you play along at Heart 2 Heart!

  24. Fabulous card Gloria and I do hope Mum is still doing well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  25. Very pretty card, I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  26. Should have checked your list of challenges entered when I was here before. : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built, too.

  27. That is just tooo darn cute :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's this week for Funday Friday.
    Tina DT

  28. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  29. What a special card- I am sure your mum will appreciate it. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

  30. Fabulous creation, love it! Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

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  32. So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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