Wednesday, February 27, 2013

H2H Challenge: Clean and Simple Hello Card

Good day!  I am not feeling super chatty today.  The little one and I are under the weather, but I managed to make this card for the H2H Challenge for the week.  The challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple).  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White Daisy and Twilight
Ink: Sweet Leaf and Hollyhock
Stamp set: D1288 June Word Puzzle (retired)
Accessories: Blue Assortment Button, Z1261 Lots of Dots Irresistibles (retired) and pink embroidery floss (DMC)
Tools: Sponge dauber, sand paper, glue dot, and blending pen.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tag! You're it! Heart2Heart Challenge

I took a few days off of posting because I had some friends come over this weekend for some fun scrapbooking time.  I got some pages done, but I am such a slow scrapbooker...I think I talk more than a get anything done!

I decided to make my card for the H2H Challenge this last week.  The theme is artwork with tags.  I was thinking...I better add some new paper to this challenge.  This paper is from the Claire Paper Packet.  I wasn't too excited about the colors in this pack, but it is growing on me.  Plus, the paper packet is the same name as my sweet daughter.  I knew I had to have the paper. :)

I hope you enjoy this fun card.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Claire Paper Packet
Cardstock: Kraft Paper, Colonial White, and Sunset
Ink: Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Sunset, and Outdoor Denim
Stamp sets: B1306 Cottage Floral (retired) and D1283 Say it in Style (retired)
Accessories: Hollyhock button, Hollyhock striped ribbon (retired), Z280 Natural Hemp
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (tag), Artiste Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, sponge dauber, popdots, and glue dots.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mojo Monday 281: Rosette Happy Birthday

Popping in for a quick post of my latest Mojo Monday card.  This is sketch #281.  A really simple card that was not quick to make.  I cut the rosettes out with my Artiste Cricut Cartridge, but they take some time to assemble.  Especially when you are making three of them.  I feel like the card is missing something in the top left corner, but can't seem to figure out what to do with it.  Hmmmm...I guess I will just leave it be for now.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time. :)

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Veranda Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock: Colonial White, Juniper, and Cocoa
Ink: Cocoa
Stamp set: D1247 From Me to You (retired)
Accessories: Creme Brulee grosgrain ribbon (retired) and  Z1333 Mocha Opaques
Tools:  Artiste Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, sand paper, and sponge dauber.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #73: Spread Your Wings & Fly

I decided to try a new Sketch challenge today from Freshly Made Sketches.  Entries close tomorrow, so I thought I would quickly come up with a card.  I have been hoarding my Lucy Papers from last Spring/Summer Ideabook.  Lucy are such cute and girly papers.  I had fun working with them.  I don't have too much time to babble to go make a yummy soup for supper! :)  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Papers:  Lucy Paper Pack (retired)
Cardstock: Colonial White, Grey Wool (retired), Cotton Candy, and Sweet Leaf
Ink: Grey Wool (retired), Versa Mark, and Creme Brulee
Stamp Set: C1502 Princess Wings (retired)
Accessories: Z1263 Bitty Brads, Z1752 Clear Assortment Sparkles, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired), Z669 Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Artiste Cricut Cartridge (circles), sand paper, sponge dauber, Corner Rounder (scallop border), Craft heater, and pop dots.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A little bit Country Birthday Card

Hello there, y'all!  Okay...I really don't have a southern accent, but this card just brings it out in me.  This card was a easy and quick one to make.  Simple and fun!  I had some left over Sarsaparilla paper from way back in 2008.  It coordinates well with the newer Dakota paper that is still available to order.  I was inspired by this card here.
Remember that snow I was talking about yesterday?  Well....pretty much melted!  I guess I will have to stay indoors and papercraft...darn it anyway! ;)
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next time!
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Dakota Paper Pack and Sarsaparilla Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock: Black, Barn Red, Slate, and Pacifica
Ink: Black
Stamp set: C1257 Happy Birthday (retired)
Accessories: Z1705 Durable Square Studs, Corrigated star (retired), and  Black stitched ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Z578 Corner Rounder, sand paper, sponge dauber, and ScorTape (made by ScorTape).

Friday, February 15, 2013

Topstitch: Friends are the flowers of Life

Happy Friday!  The weekend is here and also this next week the kids have a Monday and Tuesday off from school.  Hmmmm....what to do to keep them occupied?  We just got a few inches of new snow...I think some sledding is in the future. :)

I decided to use up some older paper and make a 3-D type flower.  I cut out seven 2" circles with my Cricut and carefully folded them loosely.  I hot glued them down on a circle.  Here is a different view of the flower.

I hope you enjoy this simple and fun card.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by. :)
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Topstitch Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock: Colonial White and Chocolate
Ink: Chocolate
Stamp set:  C1459 Stitched Together
Accessories: Z1752 Clear Assortment Sparkles and Topstitch Stickease (retired)
Tools:  Low temp glue gun (you can find one at your local craft store), sand paper, sponge dauber, and ScorTape.

Monday, February 11, 2013

H2H Challenge: Love is in the Air

Hello there!  I hope all of you are having a good start to your week.  I had a crazy evening last 3 year-old put a small bead up his nose, which sent us to the emergency room!  Thank goodness my neighbor came to the rescue...he was the ER doctor on call last night.  Wow!  What a night!  Later, I will look back on this and laugh. :)
This morning I went to the H2H Challenge blog to see what they are up to this week.  The theme is Love is in the Air.  Well...I happen to have an old stamp set that worked perfectly for this challenge.  I know with Valentine's Day coming up, your first thoughts would be to make a Valentine card.  I thought, why not make a card that can be used on any day you are feeling the Love. :)  I even broke out the New papers, Chantilly for this occasion.  I hope you enjoy this card.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Papers:  Chantilly Paper Pack
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Twilight, Buttercup, and Outdoor Denim
Ink: Pear and Outdoor Denim
Stamp sets:  B1264 Fluttering Love (retired) and C1484 Love Clutters
Accessories:  Z1371 Blue Assortment buttons, Z1752 Clear Assortment Sparkles, Buttercup beads (retired), Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax, Green Ruffle ribbon (American Crafts)
Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (butterfly shape), Artiste Cricut Cartridge (banner shape), Z1297 Edge Distresser, sponge dauber, liquid glass, and sand paper.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mojo Monday 279

Hello there!  Happy Wednesday.  This is the first Mojo Monday sketch of the month, which means that it is contest week.  I have not won a Mojo Monday sketch, but I hope to someday.  That would be an amazing accomplishment. :)  I inked up a previous Stamp of the Month.  This one is called Live Out Loud.  It was July 2012 Stamp of the Month.  I have not used it yet...shame on me!!  It is a really sweet set perfect for cards and scrapbook pages about friends.  I think this card would make a great birthday card too.  I hope you enjoy this card.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time. :)

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Wings Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Black, and Vineyard Berry (retired)
Ink:  Archival Black and Black
Stamp set:  S1207 Live Out Loud (July 2012 SOTM, retired)
Accessories:  Z1754 Round Black/Grey Sparkles Assortment, Z1463 Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes, Rhinestone swirl motif (Recollections brand)
Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, sand paper, and sponge dauber

Monday, February 4, 2013

H2H Home Decor Challenge

This banner was a long time coming.  Back in January 2011, Close To My Heart introduced these chipboard banners.  They have since retired (you know me...I seem to use mainly retired items!).  It was difficult to take a picture of this because it spans about 4 feet!  I made it a couple of weeks ago and was really excited this morning when I saw the challenge this week on the H2H blog.  Perfect timing!  I used an old paper pack called More To Adore and many accessories that coordinated with it.  It is hard to see, but the banner says Be Mine.  I hope you enjoy this home decor project I made.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time.

All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  More To Adore Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock:  Chocolate and Hollyhock
Ink:  Chocolate, Hollyhock, and Blush
Stamps: D1445 Amore (retired)
Accessories:  Chipboard Pennant banner (retired), Z1483 Bronze Glitter Glitz, Hollyhock stitched ribbon (retired), More To Adore Stickease (retired), Cotton Candy bulk ribbon (retired), Love Always Journaling Spots (retired), Chocolate Dimensional Element button (retired), Bubblegum waxy flax (retired), Colonial White Edge Anchors (retired), Designer Chocolate Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Corner rounder, Scor-Pal (made by Scor-Pal), glue dots, Scor-Tape (made by Scor-Pal), pop dots, Terrifically Tacky Glue (Duncan Crafts), sand paper, sponge dauber.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Celebrate You!

I really like how this little card turned out.  I love all the colors...bold and bright.  I saw this card here and thought it was a great way to use up old paper.  Trust me...I have A TON of old paper.  I am one of those hoarder types.  I want to use up all the paper I have so that I can buy more, but it seems like I just keep buying more that piles on top of the old.  I need to get busy scrapbooking.  I think if I scrapbooked more, I would use up the paper faster.  I better get on it! ;)
I hope you enjoy this card and that it inspires you to use up all those scraps of lovely papers.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time.
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Magic Moments Level 2 (retired...a long time ago)
Cardstock:  Colonial White, Cocoa, Indian Corn Blue
Ink: Cocoa
Stamp set: C1429 Party Pennants (retired)
Accessories:  Z1333 Mocha Opaques
Tools:  Circle punch (EK Success), sand paper, and sponge dauber.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Countdown to Valentine's Day

A fellow consultant, Lori Miller, is having a Countdown to Valentine's Day.  I thought I would participate today.  I am not sure I will do all 14 days, but I think it is a fun idea. :)  I saw this card here and wanted to make my own version of it.  I stamped the striped heart on to a piece of cardstock, cut it out, then placed it on the edge of the card and traced it.  I then cut out the traced image.  I am sure there is a better way to do this, but it worked for me.  I think this card took me a total of 15 minutes to make.  That might just be a record for me! ;)
Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time. :)
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Perfect Day Level 2 (retired)
Cardstock: White Daisy, and Cotton Candy
Ink: Tulip (retired), Cotton Candy, and Black
Stamp sets: Whooo's Your Valentine (January Constant Campaign, retired) and D1460 Love Ya! (retired)
Accessories: Z1326 Pink Assortment Sparkles
Tools: Artiste Cricut Cartridge (small hearts), sand paper, micro-tip scissors, and pop dots.

Spring/Summer Ideabook is Here!!

This is the front cover of the New Spring/Summer 2013 Close To My Heart Ideabook!  Isn't this new paper so precious?  It's called Chantilly.  This is just one of the fun new papers in the new book.  You can view an online version of the ideabook on my website here.

I am really looking forward to sharing all the new product with my customers.  Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more artwork using all these new amazing products.  See you next time. :)
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