Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sending Smiles Step Card Using Aurora Wings Succulent Sprite with CTMH Boutique Paper Pack

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It has cooled down a little bit in Southern CA; but still hot at times.  I feel so bad for the people in Northern CA with all the fires they have been having.  It is very sad that there are people out there who deliberately set these fires; which then causes loss of life and home for many people.  

I can't believe that I finished another card this week.  I love coloring the little Aurora Wings Sprites; as they are so easy and fun to color.  I wanted to create something to enter in the Aurora Wings Sketch challenge; so I created this center step card using Aurora Wings Succulent Sprite, JPG file or get the PNG file Aurora Wings Succulent Sprite.  They are currently on sale.  

Using CTMH Boutique Paper Pack (new Sept. 1st) X7235B

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame - Anna Griffin Window Frame Cricut Cartridge
Rectangle with image - Nellie Multi Frames Straight Rectangle
Vines - Whimsy Stamps
Sending Smiles sentiment - Impression Obsession

Paper - CTMH Boutique Paper Pack (available Sept 2018) X7235B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Sugar Plum (new in Sept), Glacier, Reverse side of Mint (new in Sept), Taffy (retired); but there is a new Peach coming Sept. 1st.
Pearls/Bling -

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Dress & Shoes - BG11, BG32
Flowers & Greenery:
    Pinks - RV11, RV91, RV95
    Lt. Blues - BG000, BG11, BG32
    Peach - YR000, YR00
    Dark Blues - BG72, BG75

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Occasion (1 of 3)  (Saturday)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)  (Friday)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 Cardz 4 Galz - Dies and/or Punches (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Cute Card Thursday - Just For Girls (No limit)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3)
I Am Roses - Anything Goes w/flowers (1 of 1)
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bloomin Flowers (2 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creates and Makes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Die Cuttin Divas - What Makes You Happy (Sending smiles) (1 of 3)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Sketch (1 of 3) (Monday)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - For The Love of Crafting (1 of 3)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 5)

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CTMH August - Has 3 Specials This Month 
No. 1 - Here's To You

Available through August 30, 2018 or while Supplies Last

"Here's To You" - CTMH includes a choice of 4 Special Stamps or choose bundles to make 7 cards and one layout. Two different bundles or stamps sold individually. There is a printed workshop to go with this special. This special ends August 31, 2018!  Happy Shopping! 
The "Here’s to You special" features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions. It includes 4 exclusive stamp sets plus supplies to create a collection of beautiful artwork using the exclusive stamp sets featured in the Here’s to You special. You can create 7 cards and 1 layout; depending on your needs.
The Die cuts are available on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge. You can purchase it here at CTMH as a physical cartridge collection or as a digital collection by clicking here.
Save 25% by purchasing the stamps bundled with a collection of products that you can use to recreate the artwork shown here.
Here is the download guide to this special. You don't have to create the cards exactly as they have. You can use your creativity and still use the same supplies. Click here for the workshop instructions for the special.  Special ends August 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
Here is the link for this special or you can look under promotions. The kits are while supplies last. Click here for the Here's To You special.

CTMH August 2nd Special

Available through Sept 30, 2018 or While Supplies Last

CTMH August -  3rd Special of the month

Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection
Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!
The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

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  1. Absolutely beautiful step card Gloria! What a cute image and you've showcased her perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Brilliant to use a step card for our sketch challenge, Gloria! The colors and design are fabulous and your coloring is beautiful on sweet Succulent Sprite, as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. She is ever so pretty and goes perfectly with that sketch and your colour choices,

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz.

  5. Beautiful flowers and colors! How lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  6. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  7. What a gorgeous card and love the fun fold style! Thank you for playing in my Dies/Punches challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  8. What a "luscious" creation! Like falling into a bed of roses*minus the thorns :) * Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  9. Gorgeous card! Love those gorgeous flowers!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  10. I'm back again to say that this card was a great card for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. The details and those flowers are wonderful! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  11. This is cute, Gloria. I always like the Aurora Wings Sprites. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  12. Love the sweet card you made with this so elegant sketch! The abundant flowers are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  13. A gorgeous card. Wonderful image and lovely details.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Don't forget we have a DT call this month, see the blog for details. Good luck x

  14. Superb stepper card. I love your colour choice.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Thanks so much for entering the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "August Anything Goes" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope to see you again for our new September challenge! ;)
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  16. Those colours work so well together - not colours I would have thought to put together. Beautiful design Gloria. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  17. This is gorgeous!!! Love the colors you used and those beautiful flowers! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

  18. Wonderful card. Love the layout and your coloring. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  19. This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  20. Soooo pretty! I love the embellishments you used! Thanks so much for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

  21. Great card! Thank you for playing along with our Heart 2 Heart challenge. :)

  22. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Heart 2 Heart. Your coloring is fabulous!

  23. That's an amazing card you've created! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  24. Beautiful card using Succulent Sprite Gloria. Love the die cut you have used. Thanks for joining in with our Sketch challenge at Aurora Wings. Good luck.
    Dawn DT xx

  25. Gorgeous project, Gloria! The color palette is wonderful for the entire card. Lovely coloring on the Sprite, and the flowers and die cuts look great on your lovely take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx


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