Friday, October 17, 2014

Going Old School ...

oh yeah, Happy Friday!  It's time once again for another GREAT Color My Heart Color Dare #115 - Outdoor Denim, Sunset, and Olive.   As I dug through my stash, I found some older scraps with just the perfect colors.  Of course, I had to go look what the paper is called.  I also found some fun brads and an eyelet. 

It was perfect for this week's Retro Sketch #136. 

Come and play!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Lucky, Stamps Enjoy Life, Ink Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim, Twine, Bronze Brads, Arrow EB Folder

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Thankful Heart

This weekend we were able to enjoy some lovely Fall Foliage with a fun Fall Festival held here in our community.   Each year at this time they sponsor different spots in the country to get out and see.  It was 65 and sunny and the day was wonderful.    I even had time to use some scraps on my desk to finish up a few cards that went along with how I was feeling!   Using scraps, stamping and enjoying Fall colors ... wow!   What a fun combination.

CTMH Supplies: Paper Dreamin',  Stamps B1463 Thankful Heart, Ink Chocolate, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Shimmer Trim Bronze, Shinhan Markers

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ahhh Home!

Welcome to this week's Color My Heart Color Dare #114.   This week we're using Goldrush, Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Honey.   It worked perfectly for this picture I've been wanting so much to scrap.   The sentimental meaning of the photo was important for me to get in my Scrapbook. 

It's always a special moment for this Momma's heart when all of my children are home.  It means the driveway is full, LOL!

The Sketch is from this month's Friends That Scrap October Sketch and I used all of the items for October's Week #1 Stash Challenge on SCS.  

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Dreamin', Ink Honey, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Dreamin' Stickease

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One of a Kind

Instead of being bummed about the cold temps coming I decided that I would enjoy staying in this weekend to make cards AND I would participate in OWH challenge to use snowflakes on a non-holiday card. 

While I enjoy stamping snowflakes, I just do not enjoy dealing with them as weather, LOL.   Since I was using the OWH Sketch #240,  I decided to play along with the ODBD Challenge on the OWH site which was to use the snowflake stamps.   Probably a good challenge for me as I do have several snowflake stamps in my stash.  These are some of my faves.

I haven't heat embossed in awhile, forgot how much I like how it turns out. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Gold Glitter Paper, Stamps C1428 Ice Crystals, Ink Cranberry, Glacier, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Red Shimmer Trim, Black Sparkles

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's Time ...

for another FUN Blog Hop!

That's right!  This month we're showing off all the Fun and Versatility that the new ShinHan Markers can bring to your card making process.   If you're hopping along,  you came from Donna's great Blog Post. (If you get lost, here's a complete list of the Blog Hop crafters.)  How wild is that, we were both thinking Halloween?! 
LOL!    I didn't do "a lot" of coloring as the stamps are small but I just wanted to point out the versatility.   There are several stamp sets from the last catalog that will lend themselves perfectly with the markers and I hope to be back with a couple more examples soon!   Until then, the count down is on to the "Spooks and Spells" of October 31 so get out your card making supplies and ENJOY!  Next Stop on the Hop is Dawn 
CTMH Supplies:  Paper Scaredy Cat,  Stamps B1453 Frightfully Fun,  Ink Black, Shinhan Markers, Thistle Diagonal Stripped Ribbon, Silver Sequins



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cool Nights, Warm Days

Wow, Fall was sure here this weekend with cold rain and dropping temps but the great thing about that is it's easy to stay indoors and stamp/scrap!   Since Saturday was World Cardmaking Day 2014 it made it even more fun to think of it as a celebration!

This card was inspired by one of the "Hope You can Cling" Challenges at SCS this month and I made another for the OWH World Cardmaking Day Challenge!   The sketch is from Retro Sketches #135 which was to pick one of the sketches from the Archives,  I picked #01. 

I hope you get to stay in and enjoy craftin' time if it's cold and raining where you are!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy,  Stamps A1109 A Sip,  Black Shimmer Trim, Button Assrtmt Black,  Black Twine

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Story of Today

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2014!

I had a great time celebrating WCMD ... yup, making cards!   I finished several for different challenges and upcoming Blog posts.  It's so fun to have some done to show off.

This sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #156.  What a fun one to use to get my MOJO started for the day of stamping.  It seems once I get going, the cards get easier but it's probably just because I have out all the supplies, LOL! 

I hope you had a fun time today creating a card or 2 for the celebration.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Neutrals, Stamps C1511 Love Blooms, Ink Cocoa, Sunset, Topiary Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Sunset Washi Tape

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.