Sunday, November 23, 2014


What a GREAT time of year to REJOICE for all the blessings we have.  I am especially grateful for the opportunity to stamp and scrap.  I really appreciate the time I have to enjoy this hobby.   It's such a great chance to be creative and relax. 

I found this great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #163.  I knew just the stamps I wanted to play with.  I like these cards so much I may use this design for my Mom's Christmas cards next year.  She always love when I make Christmas cards for her to send to friends and family but I swear she sends more every year, LOL. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Frosted, Twilight CS,  Stamps C1587 Sing Glory,  Ink Twilight, Slate, Black, Black Shimmer Trim, Striped Twill Black, Silver Sequins

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ahh Saturday

I love Saturday's especially when I can find some Crafty MOJO and enjoy some stamping and scrapping!   So even though we were busy early today with some house remodel projects, laundry and some school work,  I found time tonight for some play time.

The sketch is from this week's Let's Scrap 111914 Sketch.  Unfortunately, my camera wasn't cooperating tonight and I'm leaving for out of town so I wanted to get this uploaded before I left.

It' worked perfectly for the page I wanted for Hollywood Studios.   My kids went for the day but of course, pictures were limited, LOL!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Sarita, Gold Glitter, Stamps cc1025 You Are My Happy Alpha, C1575 True to Life, D1386 Save the Date, Ink Outdoor Denim, Gold Sequins, Gold Dot Washi Tape

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oh So Grateful

What a fun opportunity!   My family "humored" me as it was chilly that day but a fun walk at the park for some family photos w/ the great Fall color, love it!   It went get with the PathFinding paper for this year's Autumn pictures.

I'm also "Oh So Grateful" it's FRIDAY!  It's time for another fun challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #120.   This week (and next so you have until Dec 4) we're celebrating with PathFinding papers.  The colors are AWESOME so get your pack out and get some fun stuff  put together!

Wishing you crafty goodness!

CTMH Supplies:   Paper & Complements PathFinding,

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm Thankful for

MOJO ... it makes stamping time so much more fun.  I love to feel inspired during the week to be able to get a few cards or a scrap page or 2 done.  Tonight,  I found a cute sketch at Retro Sketches #141.   I like to play along with them as they come up with sketches that stretch my creativity.  I would not normally have "white space" but I love the Fall feel ...

Wishing you an enjoyable Thursday on the way to the weekend!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Pathfinding, Stamps B1463 Thankful Heart, Ink Chocolate, Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Shinhan Art Markers, Shimmer Trim Bronze, Gold Glitter 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Enjoying the Snow?

since it's that "time of year" but whew, it seems early to see this much white stuff.  I can't imagine being in Buffalo and getting 5-6 FEET of snow ... wow.    I actually had time to play tonight and chose to do the MOJO Monday Sketch #372.  

I love the colors in the new CTMH Snowhaven paper, very fun!    Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Snowhaven, Stamps B1455 Be Jolly, Ink Black, Glacier,  Shinhanart Markers, Shimmer Trim Silver, Red Enamel Hearts, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosphy

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Gratitude

I'm SO happy it's Friday!  TGIF!  Not only is it our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #118 but it's also the start of our SCS VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Nights) Weekend Crop!  Our theme this month is "Family and Friends" so if you are looking for some FUN Inspiration to get some scrap pages done, come on over and play along! 

Our Color My Heart Challenge this week is to use Smoothie, Honey and Olive.  This one was a little more challenging for a Fall card but I love the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals for just a little added depth and color. 

This fun sketch is from Retro Sketches Challenge #135 for World CardMaking Day - use your favorite.   I chose #10 for this one.  

Of course, I had to add leaves for my Fall sentiment but it looks like this weekend I should have used the Holiday Sentiment from this set and added snowflakes, LOL! 
Enjoy and if you get a chance, come and play along!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Stamps S1309 Poster Tidings, Ink Honey, Olive, Smoothie, Gold Sequins, Ribbon Rounds Organdy

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artfully Sent --- Happy Birthday

Welcome to the "Artfully Sent" Blog Hop for November!  Woohoo!  If you're hopping along with us, you just got here from Gina's Blog.   What a great hop to see all of the wonderful creations you can do with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.   For my first card with this cartridge, I made my Hubby a Birthday Card.   When I saw the images in the book,  I knew it was just perfect for him.

You see, he's a "car guy" and he has a Ford Street Rod so when I saw this Model T, I knew it would make the perfect B-Day card for him.   The cuts for the Artfully Sent cartridge are set up for 5x7 Cards.  I don't generally make that size but it came out great and I look forward to making more.  My Hubby loved it and was quite surprised that it "popped up".   The card is sitting on his dresser still so I know he liked it.  Aww..  The Clouds were cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Now, hop on over to Donna's Blog and check out the Inspiration she has posted for you to enjoy!  If you get lost along the way, HERE is the list of all the hoppers!  
CTMH Supplies:
Paper CS Slate, Cranberry, White
Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy
Silver Sequins
Dot Emboss Folder

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.