Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

Hello!  Welcome to my last post for my 12 Days of Christmas! I had such a wonderful time these past 12 days.  I would like to thank Paige Dolecki, a fellow CTMH consultant, who gave me this wonderful idea.  So, Thank You, Paige, if you are reading this!  I am hoping to continue to post some more Christmas themed items before Christmas is upon us, but it probably won't be everyday.  I will try my best.  I would also like to have this be a tradition every holiday season.  I think I will prepare my artwork in advance, so I am not rushing to post something.  Thanks again for all of you who followed my blog during this special time of year!  Please check back every so often, I will continue to post! :)

This project I posted today was made in advance.   I worked on it right after receiving the New paper from the current CTMH Idea Book.  I love the traditional colors of the Believe paper.  The paper roses were made using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Be sure to click on the following images to get a better look.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Believe Level 2;  Cardstock:  Holiday Red, Olive, Topiary, Crystal Blue, White Daisy, and Sweet Leaf;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Black, Topiary, Crystal Blue, Holiday Red, Olive, Chocolate, and Honey;  Stamp sets:  D1324 Christmas Melodies (retired), C1294 Sweet Treats (retired), D1271 April Word Puzzle (retired), C1481 (only available with Believe Workshops on the Go), D1443 Share the Magic (retired),  Accessories:  Clear Sparkles, Red grosgrain ribbon (unknown source), Z1489 Olive Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Z1349 Shimmer Brads, buttons (colors match the ink), Liquid Applique,  Olive grosgrain ribbon,  Clear square sparkles,  Red Sparkles,  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge,  sand paper, pop dots, sponge dauber, blending pen, needle tool, glue dots, scallop punch (EK Success).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  This is a special gift I have been working on.  I am going to make a few of these and maybe change the colors to make them each different.  I made a homemade Chai Tea Mix to put in these jars.  My family is doing a Christmas Exchange and I thought a homemade gift would be a sweet added addition to what I already purchased for my Sister-In-Law.  I don't think she visits my my secret will be safe. ;)

Thanks you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow also.  I have a really special project to post for my last day.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Evensong Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Tulip, Cranberry, Colonial White, Olive and New England Ivy; Ink:  Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Olive and Versa Mark;  Stamp set:  A1109 A Sip;  Accessories:  Z1222 Winter Cheer Glitter Rub-ons (Available on the While Supplies Last:, Pearl Opaques, bitty sparkles, ribbon (Offray) and Ball Jar (Walmart);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, pop dots, silver embossing powder, and scor-tape.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  I wasn't sure if I was going to get this posted today.  I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap today at my house and I have been busy, busy baking cookies.  So, I thought I would post a fun little project I had made a couple of years ago.  The sweet theme is just right for the day I have been having. 

The frame is made out of square coasters that you can get at your favorite restaurant.  I just covered them in paper and cardstock and put a couple of hinges on them it.  Super easy craft.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  See you again tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Cocoa Cafe (retired);  Cardstock:  Cocoa, Cranberry and Bamboo;  Ink:  Black and White Daisy Pigment Ink;  Stamp set:  C1294 Sweet Treats (retired);  Accessories:  Cranberry and Cocoa silver brads and silver hinges;  Tools:  colored pencils, pop dots, glue dots, sand paper, corner rounder and Liquid Applique.

Friday, December 9, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  Do some of you remember this vintage CTMH paper?  Yep...this paper is OLD.  2006 old!  This is crazy...I can't believe I still have this in my stash!  It feels good to get some of it used up, but I still have quite a bit of it.

The sleigh stamp did not have the presents in it.  I used a technique call masking to achieve this look.  I stamped another sleigh image, cut it out and temporarily placed it over the original image.  I then took a couple of different present stamps and stamped them over the temporary image and that is how I was able to put the presents in the sleigh.  Here is a link to Jeanette Lynton's blog that might explain the process better here.  I also used some glitter snow underneath the sleigh, but it might be a little hard to see in the photo.  I used this Wednesday's MFT sketch for this card.

Thanks again for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Chillin' Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy, Vineyard Berry, and Desert Sand; Ink:  Vineyard Berry, Desert Sand, Breeze (retired), and Ocean (retired);  Stamp sets:  C1209 Christmas Scripts (retired), C1481 (present, only available with Believe WOTG), S1110 Holiday Magic (October SOTM), C1478 (stitch stamp, only available with the Elemental WOTG) and B1332 Good Times ( present, retired);  Accessories:  Glitter snow (Martha Stewart) and gold bitty brads;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, gold embossing powder, blending pen, and embossing pen.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Welcome to my 8th posting for 12 Days of Christmas! Okay...I admit, I made this little gift box a couple of years ago.  I never did post it.  I made a bunch of handmade crafts for a Holiday Craft Show and I never sold this little number.  So...why not post it for you all!?

I LOVE these little snowmen.  I wish this set wasn't retired because I think a lot of customers would still buy it.  Ahh well, I am sure CTMH will make another snowman set that will be hard to resist! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  See you tomorrow!!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Aspen Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy and Twilight;  Ink:  Black, Desert Sand, Twilight, Cranberry, New England Ivy and Outdoor Denim;  Stamp sets:  D1244 Snow Friends,  D1179 Festive Thoughts (retired) and C1427 I Believe (snowflakes) ;  Accessories:  Silver ribbon (unknown source), snowflake button (unknown source), Wooden gift box (Micheals), and tissue paper;  Tools:  Markers (Creme Brulee, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, and Goldrush), blending pen, scallop scissors (Fiskers), and circle cutter (Creative Memories), and sponge dauber.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Phew!!  Welcome again to my 12 Days of Christmas.  I am so proud of myself for getting this far and not petering out by now.  I am committed to posting everyday for 12 days, and it is not easy.  I don't know how some ladies can post almost is hard!!  I am really enjoying posting, so I hope I can keep it up.

I made something today that isn't a card!! Yay!  I purchased a blank particle board frame from Micheal's years back and finally got something made with it.  I  think it turned out really well.  Again, THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you do the same tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Papers:  Evensong Level 2 and Evensong Creative Basics (both retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Olive, and Chocolate;  Ink:  New England Ivy, Desert Sand, and Olive;  Stamp set:  D1315 Evergreen (retired);  Accessories:  Red Sparkles,  Cranberry Waxy flax, and Ivory organza ribbon;  Tools:  Jasmine Cricut Cartridge (sentiment),  border punch (Fiskers), pop dots, and sponge dauber.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Hi!  Welcome to my 6th posting for my 12 Days of Christmas.  Busy morning today...finally had a quiet moment to post.  I had a fun time making this card.  I used the Mojo 218 sketch for this card.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but until I get the SLR Camera I have been wishing photos will be unfortunately bad! ;)  My Sony Cyber-shot is old.  Hint, hint...hubby if you are reading this?!

I colored in the super-cute snowman with ink and a blending pen.  I love this option because you only need one pen and all the inks you have to color in an image.  Very economical.  I hope you enjoy this sweet card and I hope you stop by tomorrow!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Jingle Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  White Daisy and Tulip;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Tulip, Twilight, Juniper, Creme Brulee, Goldrush;  Stamp sets:  D1244 Snow Friends (retired) and D1480 Snowflakes (sentiment);  Accessories:  Pink and Tulip sparkles, Z1313 Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), blending pen, sand paper, sponge dauber, and pop dots.

Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Good Morning!  I am happy to bring you my next creation on this very cold morning.  When I was driving my son to school, it said -5 degrees!!!  Brrrr!  I am sitting by the fire today! ;)

I got some inspiration for this card on Jeanette Lynton's blog.  The card is the final card she posted on that day.  The stitching on this card was done by hand, but its a small area to stitch so it didn't take too long.  Someday I will figure out how to use the sewing machine I have.  Until then, I am happy to do small amounts of hand stitching.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day and stay warm!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Mistletoe Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cranberry, Garden Green, and New England Ivy;  Ink:  Chocolate, New England Ivy and Cranberry;  Stamp sets:  D1482 Love Life (swirls) and C1481 stamp set only available in the Believe Workshops on the Go;  Accessories:  Chocolate embroidery floss,  Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (retired);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge,  sand paper, pop dots, and sponge dauber.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas.  Here is my next card for you.  I simple card that a whipped out in about 20 or minutes.  I used a sketch from H2H blog.  I took the sketch and turned it 90 degrees. 

I kept things simple today because I usually try and make the project the day before, but my Saturday was just too busy.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Holiday Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cranberry, and Desert Sand;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Cranberry and Ponderosa;  Stamp sets:  D1283 Say It in Style and C1473 Remarkable Wreath;  Accessories:  Cranberry grosgrain ribbon and z1484 Glitz Red Glitter Gel;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber, and glue dot.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Hello there again!  I am really excited to share this next card with you...yes, it is a card!  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out this ornament-shaped card.  The card was cut at 4 1/4" so it will fit perfectly in an ordinary stationary envelope.

The big surprise is that I used no patterned paper, but I used the colors of the new Paper packet called Wonderland.  The colors are non-traditional, but make a very beautiful and thoughtful card for someone this season.  Thanks again for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Cardstock:  White Daisy, Heavenly Blue, Twilight, Silver paper (source unknown) and Chocolate;  Ink:  Chocolate and Twilight;  Stamp set:  CC1015  Holiday Wishes (sentiment, November Constant Campaign set);  Accessories:  Z1617 Dark Chocolate striped ribbon, Z1482 Silver Glitz glitter gel, Bling button, sparkles, Z1468 Top Coats Icing Overlay, and snowflake punch (Martha Stewart);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge (card shape and snowflake), sand paper, sponge dauber, scor-tape, border punch (Stampin' Up).

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Welcome Back!  I have another piece of artwork for you for my 12 Days of Christmas.

I am sooo in LOVE with the CTMH Art Philosophy Circut Cartridge.  If you do not have this are MISSING out!  I made this sweet little gift bag using the cartridge.  Having this tool has definitely made making little gifts super easy and fast.

Of course...I used up some older Christmas paper.  I think you are going to see a lot of older paper in my posts this month.  So, don't be surpised if I am being repetitive with the old paper thing.  The paper is from the Creative Basics Evensong Collection.  This paper is dated back to the Autumn/Winter 2008 Ideabook.  Really has it been that long ago?  Geesh!  To make the Accordian Paper flower visit Lisa Stenz's blog here.

I appreciate you visiting my blog and please stay tuned for some more artwork to come!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Creative Basics Evensong Collection (retired);  Cardstock:  Cranberry, Olive, and Colonial White;  Ink:  Desert Sand and New England Ivy;  Stamp sets:  C1427 I Believe and B1393 Joyful Jar (sentiment);  Accessories:  Olive button, red bitty sparkle, red baker's twine (The Twinery) and tissue paper;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, glue dots, scor tape, and sponge dauber.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Hello!  Happy December!  I hope today finds you warm and cozy.  It snowed a little here in Montana.  A little bit of snow puts me in the Christmas mood and I decided that I would be a little ambitious this month and do a
12 Days of Christmas
 post everyday for 12 days.  I am hoping that I might even go beyond 12 days, but I wanted to set a goal that I knew I could keep.  I will post something Christmas related everyday.  It could be a card, gift, or scrapbook layout.  I am really excited to share everything with you and I hope this inspires you to make something too.

I am starting out my postings with this card.  The papers are retired.  Again...using up Christmas paper that I have been hoarding.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Everlasting Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Ponderosa, and Desert Sand; Ink:  Cranberry and Desert Sand;  Stamp set:  D1324 Christmas Melodies (retired);  Accessories:  Twill ribbon (unknown source), Cranberry grosgrain ribbon, and clear bitty sparkles;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, pine branch punch (Martha Stewart), pop dots, sand paper, gluedots, and sponge dauber.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Get Inspired in the Kitchen Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I hop from blog to blog just about every day and I went over to the Moxie Fab blog and saw this challenge.  For some reason it spoke to me.  Usually I don't do such bold or graphic cards, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this challenge.  I have the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge and I knew there was an image I could use to make a similar design on my card.  I am really happy on how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Cardstock:  Topiary, White Daisy, and Pear;  Ink:  Topiary;  Stamps:  C1257 Happy Birthday (retired);  Accessories:  Topiary brads;  Tools:  Home Accents Cricut Cartridge (Provo Craft).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop and Mojo Monday 216

Submitting this card right under the wire.  I haven't played with the PTI challenges very much, but I am frequently on the blog checking out the awesome artwork.  I also used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  Way not combine two?!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Mistletoe Level 2 (retired) and Mistletoe Creative Basics (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Olive, and Desert Sand;  Ink:  New England Ivy;  Stamp set:  C1423 Captured Moments (sentiment);  Accessories:  Z1313 Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue, Red Sparkles, Olive button, twine (The Twinery), Red grosgrain ribbon (unknown source);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge and edge distressor.

This is the inpiration photo for the card.  Wouldn't you just love to have these festive decorations as you walk into your door?  Love it!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So Grateful!

I am certainly grateful for many people in my life.  I have a wonderful and caring family.  I have the BEST husband and three beautiful children.  I am certainly blest.

I also have wonderful neighbors.  We built our new home and moved in in less than a year and I feel like I have known our neighbors for years.  They are so awesome.  I felt that with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, I would show them how much they mean to us with a little gift.  The challenge on the H2H blog fit right in with this gift.  I even made them today and gave them to them right when I was finished.  Can't beat that!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Harvest Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Creme Brulee, Chocolate, Colonial White;  Ink:  Barn Red, Honey, Chocolate, Goldrush;  Stamp sets:  D1181 Autumn Splendor (retired), C1419 Harvest Home, and D1444 A Little Thanks;  Accessories:  Harvest craft ribbon (Walmart); Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sponge dauber, pop dots. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Believe: Merry Christmas

Finally getting around to posting one of the cards from my last hostess club this weekend.  We had a good time making cards and layouts.  I really look forward to my clubs.  I fret and stress about the cards and layouts I prepare, but in the is so worth it.  It is great to see friends and meeting new ones.  I met some awesome people since I started selling CTMH. 

The card is actually made with NEW paper!!  Can you believe it?  Super fun card.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Believe Level 2;  Cardstock:  Desert Sand, Colonial White, Crystal Blue;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Holiday Red, Topiary, Crystal Blue;  Stamp sets:  D1283 Say It In Style,  D1400 (present image retired, came with a promotion),  D1498 (christmas tree, AP cartridge stamp set);  Accessories:  Bling button, Crystal Blue Waxy Flax;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provo Craft),  sponge dauber, pop dots.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mojo 214 and Hostess Club Card

Here is my Mojo Monday card on Friday!  Sometimes you just get your mojo later in the week! ;)

This card is also for my club members to make at the next meeting.  I am using up old paper because for some reason, I have a ton of this paper.  It really isn't one of my favorites, but the card turned out pretty enough.  I like it...

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Unforgettable Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cocoa, Sorbet;  Ink:  Cocoa and Juniper;  Stamp sets:  C1340 Aspiration (retired) and D1406 True Friends (retired);  Accessories:  Z1336 Pearl Opaques;  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber, and needle tool.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

H2H Challenge: Metal Mania

I had a good time with this challenge.  I am using this card as one of the cards for my Hostess Club coming up.  I love the card on page 66 of the new CTMH Ideabook, so I had to give it a try.  I didn't have exactly the same papers in my stash, so I improvised.  I also went deep into my OLD stash of pre-CMTH embellishments and found these metal swirl clips.  Perfect for the challenge on the H2H blog.  Easy-peasy...that's what I love about the much inspiration in there.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Olivia Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White and Olive;  Ink:  Goldrush, Sunset, Olive and Desert Sand;  Stamp set:  B1395 So Grateful;  Accessories:  Swirl clip and brads (unknown source);  Tools:  sand paper, sponge dauber, needle tool and pop dots.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hostess Club Layout

Hello!  I am really excited about this layout!  I prepared it for one of my upcoming Hostess Club meetings in a couple of weeks.  I like to post it for them ahead of time, so they can have their photos printed and ready to put on the layout.  Fall colors and pictures are so fun to wonder why I LOVE this layout!  The layout is from the How To Program book Magic.  The layout is called Magician's Choice.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Dreamin' Level 2;  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Bamboo, Pacifica, Chocolate, and Goldrush;  Ink:  Chocolate, Honey, Sunset, and Goldrush;  Stamp set:  D1371 Many Thanks (retired);  Accessories:  Chocolate buttons, Chocolate embroidery floss and Goldruch embroidery floss (Joann's), and Glitz Glitter glue; Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, large scallop punch (EK Success), sewing needles, Z1471 Stitching ruler, pop dots, sand paper, and sponge dauber.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mojo Monday 213 and H2H Color Challenge

It has been over a week since my last post!  Time is flying by...which I am happy about.  Each day is a day closer to having my sweet man back home.

This card was certainly a challenge.  The color combo is pretty interesting and I kind of struggled with it.  I am not super happy with the result, but there are cards that just don't make me jump up and down with excitement when they are complete.  Ah well...
The card sketch is from Mojo Monday 213 and the Color Challenge is from the H2H Blog.
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Papers:  Wings Level 2 (retired) and Perfect Day Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Bamboo, and Juniper;  Ink:  Desert Sand, Autumn Terracotta, and Juniper; Stamp sets:  B1306 Cottage Floral and D1475 Card Chatter- Birthday; Accessories:  Autumn Terracotta conchos, sparkles, Sparkle Flourish (Recollections);  Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, and sponge dauber.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

H2H Halloween/Autumn Challenge

I think I have said this before...I LOVE FALL!  Here in Montana, the colors of the changing foliage is still bright and beautiful.  Although, we did have a small amount of snow on the ground this morning...Ahhh!  I am NOT ready for it to be cold yet!  I will just keep my fingers crossed for a mild winter.  If you have read my blog in the past, you might be aware that my husband is deployed right now.  We recently moved into a new home and the road getting to it is rather, let's say...rough.  It is an old farming road and well...not the best.  We have a neighbor up the road who plows the snow, but if he is not around to do that in the winter and it snows a lot...I might not be able to get out.  Anyway...without my husband here, I am not really feeling like dragging out the ol' four-wheeler in below zero weather to plow the driveway.  I guess I will be home schooling that day! :)  Man...I went off on a tangent!  I just wish the winter weather here could just hold off a bit longer.

I had a great time making this card for the H2H Challenge this week.  I got inspiration for it here.  Amy's blog is one that I visit often for inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Abundance Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Colonial White and Cocoa;  Ink:  Cocoa, New England Ivy, Goldrush, and Autumn Terracotta;  Stamp sets:  D1444 A Little Thanks and C1419 Harvest Home;  Accessories:  Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Autumn Terracotta button, and Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel;  Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, needle tool, small border punch (Fiskers), blender pen, pop dots, sand paper and sponge dauber.

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's All in the Numbers! H2H Challenge and Mojo Monday 212

Combining two challenges in one with this card. H2H Challenge and Mojo Monday 212.  I searched my large stamp collection for a sentiment with a number in it. didn't take me long.  For some reason, I knew that one of the stamps in the collection that came with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, must have something I could use...and Voila!  I found it!  I will put this in one of the many packages I will send to my sweet husband who is overseas right now.  The challenge over at H2H blog last week, was to use a number(s) in your project.  I thought I was being really clever and incorporated the clock stamp as a background behind the sentiment.  I used a Resist Technique found here.  There are lots of numbers on my card now...just hidden a bit.  Of course, I checked out the Mojo Monday blog today and used the wonderful sketch.  I think my hubby will like this one...masculine and all! :)

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper Lucky Level 2;  Cardstock:  Colonial White, Outdoor Denim, Olive, Sunset, and Desert Sand; Ink:  Desert Sand, Chocolate, and VersaMark; Stamp sets:  D1496 (only availabel with the AP Cartridge) and C1439 Enjoy Life;  Accessories:  Sunset bitty brads, Notebook punch (Stampin' Up),  Twine;  Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, pop dots, heat tool, clear embossing powder.

From Our Hearts to Yours: H2H Challenge

I am finally posting the scrapbook layout for the H2H Challenge from a couple of weeks ago.  I have realized that I have become more of a card maker lately instead of a scrapbooker.  So, it took me awhile to get myself in gear.  This layout I was going to have my ladies from my Hostess Club make, but now, I have decided to come up with another one for them.  The journaling is more personal and I didn't feel like sharing with the group.  The layout is simple with not too much embellishments.  I also used the handy Flip Flaps.  These are awesome to use when you have more photos or want to hind your journaling.  Thanks for visiting!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Papers:  Dreamin' Level 2; Cardstock:  Colonial White, Bamboo, Chocolate, and Pacifica;  Ink:  Chocolate;  Stamp sets:  B1323 Just the Ticket and D1481 Vintage Type;  Accessories:  Antique Copper Bigger Brads, Z1633 Harvest Charms, Chocolate embroidery floss, Antique Copper Hinges and Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps;  Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridage, sponge dauber, sand paper and pop dots.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thank You Card Sets

Oops!  I was suppose to post this yesterday.  Time slipped away from me and I finally had a moment to get this posted.

The cards on the left are made from an old paper packet called Enchanted.  I didn't post those cards on here eariler, but they turned out pretty cool.  Especially with the Glitz Glitter.  I think this is my new favorite accessory.  If you don't have it yet, it is a must! :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mojo Monday 211

Yep!  I think I like it! ;)  Hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog and see the sketch I used.  This is the other Thank You card I am putting in a pack of six cards.  I explained in my post yesterday that I am making some Thank You cards for my son's school PTA fundraiser.  All I need to do now is package them all fancy-like.  Maybe some raffia to tie them all nice and tidy.  I will get to work on that and post a picture for you tomorrow.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper: Caprice Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Honey, Colonial White, Vanilla Cream, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, and Chocolate; Ink:  Chocolate;  Stamp set:  D1361 Thank You;  Accessories:  Brown grosgrain ribbon (Micheals), bitty brads, Glitz Bronze Glitter Gel; Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch 139

 Yay for Me!!  I actually followed through and did another Sweet Sunday Challenge!  I am preparing some thank you cards for an auction basket.  My son's school has a MONSTER MASH Halloween fundraiser for the PTA every year.  His class is putting together a Teacher themed basket to auction off.  I thought I would make a couple of packs (6 cards in each pack) for whoever wins the basket.  Handmade items are so meaningful.  I hope who does get the basket likes the cards and will use them. 

I used up OLD paper.  For those of you that are familar with Close To My Heart, this is some old paper.  It's called Caprice.  I believe it came out in 2007.  I just have tons and tons of paper.  It is really nice to use it, but even though I am using it still seems like I have soooo much left to use.  I think I need to just scrapbook with it.  I use more paper when I scrapbook.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Caprice Level 2 (retired);  Cardstock:  Vanilla Cream, Chocolate, Crystal Blue, and Honey;  Ink:  Chocolate, Honey, and Crystal Blue;  Stamp sets:  D1361 Thank You and C1435 (promotion stamp, retired);  Accessories:  Crystal Blue waxy flax, Glitz Bronze Glitter Gel;  Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (pendents), sponge dauber, sandpaper, corner punch (scallop).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge

 I ran across this sketch challenge and thought I would play along.  I am on a roll this week with my posts.  It must be my will to improve my blog for Blogtober.  I hope I can keep it up even after October has past.

My goal is also to dindle down my stash of old paper.  That has been my New Year's Resolution that I think I have done pretty good with.  Makes me feel pretty darn great to use things up.  That way...I can fill up my stash again with newer Close To My Heart goodies! :)
Normally, I don't finish the inside ofa
card, but this one just needed the extra embellishment.  I simple and sweet card.  Adding this one to my pile of Birthday cards for the teachers at my son's school.
 All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Topstitch Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Kraft, Vineyard Berry, Colonial White, and Chocolate; Ink:  Chocolate; Stamp sets:  Sentiment stamp D1498 only available with AP Cricut Cartridge, C1385 Charmed (retired) and C1257 Happy Birthday (retired); Accessories:  Chocolate ribbon, Vineyard Berry ribbon, Heavenly Blue button, Bitty Sparkles, twine; Tools:  AP Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mojo Monday 210

I really really LOVE how this card turned out!  This card is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  I pretty much cased it from Julee, but I just thought her card was beautiful!  I made the card my own, but it was completely inspired by hers.  I used some papers that remind me of Fall and the flower was made with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and it reminds me of a mum, which is very Fall-like.

I hope you love my card too and thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper: Grace Level 2 (retired) and Veranda Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Colonial White, Tulip, Cocoa; Ink:  Cocoa; Stamp Set:  D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday;  Accessories:  Grosgrain Ribbon (Offray), Mocha Peal Opaque, Bamboo Button, Twine; Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber, and glue dots.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch 138

Phew!  Last week has come to an end and I am relaxing on this beautiful Sunday.  My son had his birthday party yesterday....and man, I am whooped after that.  Nothing like a bunch of 8 and 9 year olds to wear you out!!!   I had to sit and get some creative time in today to wash away the stress of it.  I hopped over to the Sweetest Thing blog and decided to join in on today's sketch challenge.

This was a super fun challenge and I will try and visit every Sunday when possible to participate.  Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper: Cutie Pie Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, Bubblegum (retired); Ink: Spring Iris and Cocoa; Stamp set :  D1185 Cup of Friendship (retired);  Accessories:  White Crochet Ribbon (Wrights), Pink and Clear Sparkles; Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, pop dots.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

H2H Sketch Challenge 76

It has been one of those weeks.  I wish I could rewind and start over and have things go better the second time around!!  Long story short, I had to go to Urgent Care this past Tuesday because my very own cat bit me!!!  Our crazy cat is strictly an indoor cat and somehow escaped our home.  I spotted him up the hill and went to grab him.  He must have spooked from something and reared back and bit my hand.  Now...I have a soar and infected finger.  It is hard to type this, so I better keep my story short! ;)

This card is a sketch challenge over at H2H blog.  Using up old paper, as ususal.  I hope you like and thanks for visiting! :)

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Magic Moments Level 2 (retired); Cardstock: Colonial White and Hollyhock;  Ink:  Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue, and Hollyhock;  Stamp sets:  D1497 (Available only with purchase of AP Cricut Cartridge); Accessories:  Hollyhock stitched ribbon, Prisma Glitter, and Pink sparkles;  Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, glue pen, sand paper, sponge dauber.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mojo Monday 209

Oh...the feel of Fall!  I just love this time of year.  If only it could stay this way all the time.  I just love the crispness in the air and all the colors of the trees and plants.  I guess that is why I had to make something that just said...FALL. 

Starting out the week with Mojo Monday 209.  I don't know what I would do without the inspiration.  I was lost when they took some time off. 

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper: Olivia Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Sorbet, Colonial White, and Chocolate; Ink:  Pear, Chocolate, Sorbet, and Barn Red; Stamps:  D1181 Autumn Splendor (retired) and B1355 Timeless (retired); Accessories:  Brown Ribbon (Offray), Mocha Opaque Gem, Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (scallop circle and circle), Scallop border punch (Fiskers), sand paper, and sponge dauber.

Monday, September 26, 2011

H2H Challenge and Mojo Monday 208

A combo challenge.  Both of these challenges fit well together, so why not combine them?!  At the H2H Blog, the challenge this week is Sentiment-ally yours.  The only stamp you can use is a sentiment stamp.  I used the a simple Birthday sentiment with another one on the inside of the card saying..."and many, many more."  The other challenge is from the Mojo Monday blog.  You can choose between either a circle or square card.  I was feeling more in a square-like mood.  Cutting a circle card can be more difficult, depending on your tools you have on hand.  I usually have a card made and a picture taken in the daytime for better photo lighting, but I finished this up a little late.  I soooo need a better camera and a light box to take pictures of my work.  Someday....  Well, I hope you all like this one.  Thanks for stopping by.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:  Paper:  Wings Level 2 (retired); Cardstock:  Colonial White, Black, and Vineyard Berry; Ink:  Black; Stamp sets:  D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday; Accessories:  Z1463 Just Blooms Paper Shapes- Flutter, White organza ribbon, Opaque pearls; Tools:  Art Philosophy Circut Cartridge (butterfly) and sandpaper.
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