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.
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