Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We're Friends

Playing with Ivy Lane again.  These papers make such pretty cards for the Senior Angels I send to.  They always say they like these colors, I do too! 

This is Verve July Week 3 sketch.  I forgot to use the inspiration colors but maybe I'll do another with those. 

Hope the week is going well!

CTMH Supplies:
Paper Ivy Lane
Stamps A1142 Friends
Ink Chocolate, Blush
Washi Cotton Candy Dot
Sparkles Glitter Pink

Monday, July 21, 2014

LOL ... a Happy Camper

This card is for my friend Annette who just got these stamps!  She inspired me to get them out and get them inked.  When I saw the fun Freshly Made Sketch Challenge for this week,  I figured these were perfect.   I have more guys to mail to now and was glad to use this CTMH Timberline papers.

The sketch is Freshly Made Sketches #145.  I really like the woodgrain washi too. 

CTMH Supplies:
Paper Timberline
Stamps C1578 Camper Crazy
Ink Chocolate, Goldrush, Lagoon
Washi Woodgrain
Sparkle Trim Teal, Bronze
Sparkles Brown

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Aahh Sunday

Another beautiful Sunday of stampin'.   I was able to finish up some class stuff early and had time to pull out some old stash and get busy.  

This sketch is MOJO Monday #354.  With just a few scraps left from this CTMH Paper Pack Lucy,  it worked well for this card.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper :  Lucy
Stamps:  D1584 Big Hug, D1592 Ivy Lane
Ink:  Blush, Sweet Leaf, Slate
Twine : Slate
Trim: Silver Sparkle
Sparkles:  Pink Glitter

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just Because

Hello Friday and Welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare #102.   We're having a good time playing with Sorbet, Indian Corn Blue and Sweet Leaf.   This one was challenging but fun to figure out. 

I was also inspired by the challenge over at "Just Us Girls" for this week's Trend week #249 to use woodgrain.  I liked the dimension it added to the background!   Try it!

Have a fun crafty weekend!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper CS Indian Corn Blue, Kraft, Chocolate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, DSP Clementine,  Stamps D1283 Say It in Style, Ink Chocolate, Indian Corn Blue, Cricut Cartridge Artiste, Ribbon Chocolate Striped, Sparkles Brown

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In Love with Today

Ahhh...good memories!   It's why we scrap right?!   This was a super fun layout to do as it brought lots of good reminders of the relaxing time spent at the pool on Sunday prior to leaving CTMH Convention.  First off,  CTMH Convention 2013 was an absolute WONDERFUL experience and just having a day to relax at the resort was just as AWESOME.   I scrapped the event with the Sarita papers which are lovely colors.   I'm going to miss this paperpack but there are some really great new papers coming out that are just as enjoyable.  Using it up for good memories is a fun way to move it out of my stash and into my albums.   Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Sarita, Stamps D1568 Sarita, Ink Goldrush, Outdoor Denim, Sarita Wood Accents

Going Back

Today's card is inspired from another Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party Challenge.  This challenge was posted at Noon on 070514 and was to make a masculine card with a vintage look.  One of my favorite CTMH Stamp sets I knew would work perfectly - Enjoy Life.  

Since July is my month to "use up the oldies but goodies"  I pulled out the CTMH Creative Basics paper pack - Wings.  Grabbed some Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, some brown pearl Opaque Pearls and the card came together quickly.   This works great because I am a card angel to a couple guys and I need more "guy" cards! 

The sketch was from OWH #199. 

CTMH Supplies
Paper Creative Basics Wings
Stamps C1439 Enjoy Life
Ink Olive, Twilight, Chocolate
Ribbon Chocolate Striped Grosgrain, Organdy
Opaques Brown

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I have to admit ... it's really hard to stick in using current papers in the stash when "new" is on the way but what better time to get some fun stuff done.    Tonight I'm sharing with you the remains of the awesome 2013 CTMH Halloween papers - Moonlighting!  It's time to use up the paper and complements as there's some fun new stuff coming out for 2014.   I started with a layout of the Fall Tour Stop we did in 2012 ... very fun! 

One of my favorite parts of this paper was the complements that came with it,  they were chipboard and oh so cool.   Check out one of the cards I used them for:
I only had scraps of paper left after the layout so cards
were the perfect answer to the left overs.  It's also time to use up the Slate Washi tape as more coming out!    I love when I use the papers during the time they come out and I can see the progression in my scrap books.  Hopefully I'll have some fun Halloween events to scrap this year as the new paper is adorably scary as well! 

I used some fun sketches over at sb.com from this month's July Card Sketch Challenge

CTMH Supplies:
Paper  Moonlighting
Washi Tape Slate

Living, Loving, Laughing 4 Life

I've Arrived!

In my usual fashion, late but with a GREAT story to tell. I didn't join the bloggers of the world until now because what would I have to share, at the time, I didn't think anything...well...I've changed my mind. I do want to share with all my friends and family-- my thoughts, creations and ideas. So, welcome to my World.

We'll Live, Love and Laugh 4 Life together!

The View from My Window

The View from My Window
Looking out the Living Room Window I realized today was a good day to get those projects I've been putting off DONE! It was beautiful to look at but I sure didn't want to get out in it this morning! Good thing I was on vacation.