Wednesday, August 6, 2014

So Happy, Happy, Happy!



Welcome to our SOTM Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!   What's so fun about a blog hop is no matter where you start, you can jump through all of the great posts to see all the new creations.  If you started at another spot, you just came from Vicki's Blog.   For a complete list of New Product Blog Hoppers, you'll find it here

I hope you've all had time to check out the new CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book!  It's one of my favorites and it was so hard to choose what to order first.  One choice for me that wasn't too difficult was the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment Paper Pack.  Great colors and fun designs! Another great item this year is the Shinhan "Touch Twin" Markers. They add so much versatility to my stamping options.



Today, I used the MOJO Monday #357 Sketch.  Thanks for stopping by,  don't miss the next wonderful stop on our Blog Hop at Pam's Blog.  

CTMH Supplies:
Paper -- Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Ink -- Thistle, Lagoon
Stamps -- c1600 Happy Birds
Markers -- Shinhan "Touch Twin"
Sequins -- Gold
Ribbon -- Thistle Diagonal Striped

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August 1 ... So Much to Celebrate

Welcome to my blog,  thanks for stopping by.  We have MUCH TO CELEBRATE TODAY!  The new Close To My Heart Catalog goes LIVE and there is SO much new fun stuff to play with.   Happy August too!  I'm sure many of you are new to my space.  I try hard to post something new on a daily basis so if you L-O-V-E  CTMH than stop by when you can to see what I'm playing with ... this is my first opportunity to play along with the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop Group!   Each 1st of the month, the group gets together to show off that month's SOTM. 
This month, we're featuring "What A Hoot" As with any Hop,  you should have come from the wonderful creation at Amie's Blog.   I wasn't quite ready for the first card to be a Halloween Card but I did want to play with the fun colors of the new paper CTMH Scaredy Cat --- do you just LOVE Thistle?  Oh yummy ... a purple shade and ribbon to match!   Oh yeah!  This is MOJO Monday Sketch # 355

Be sure to keep hoppin' to  Julia's Blog as she has more to show you with this fun, fun new SOTM - What A Hoot!  If you get lost along the way, stop at Melinda's Blog for the complete list.   I hope you'll stop back again as I have more fun with this SOTM and paper this week!



CTMH Supplies:
Paper Scaredy Cat
Stamps What A Hoot
Ink Black, Thistle
Ribbon Thistle Striped
Sequins Silver

Friday, July 25, 2014

the simple life

that doesn't really describe my life however,  it goes well with my card.   There are days I wish my life were easier but then what would be the challenge or fun in that?   LOL!   It's all good!

Happy Friday!   Today is Color My Heart Color Dare #103 and we're celebrating the colors in the Jubilee Paper Pack  -- Cranberry, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, Sweet Leaf. 



CTMH Supplies:  Paper Jubilee, Kraft,  Stamps D1543 Country Born, Ink Slate, Washi Tape Honey Diamond, Ruby Zig Zag, Wooden Accents, Hemp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas In July --- Again!

There were so many challenges this month for "Christmas in July" which was GREAT because I definitely need to get my Christmas cards done early.   2 more for my stash - yay! 

This cute sketch is from Operation Write Home Sketch #234.  It worked great for some fun holiday cards.   I may have to use this one again,  I love layers and of course the Red Sparkle Trim!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Sparkle and Shine, Stamps D1492 Christmas Love, Ink Ruby, Sparkle Trim Red, Sparkles Gray, Cricut Cartridge Artiste

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Viva! Viva!


Woohoo!   What GREAT Memories!  These are great photos from the 2013 CTMH Convention of and what a fun time we  had.   I'm hoping I get to go back next year.   I finished scrapping the event with the Viva paper they gave out at Convention and thanks to the FUN Challenge at H2H to "make it spicy".     I used Sketch #326 from Nuts About Sketches.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Viva, Stamps Viva, Button Assrtmt Red

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

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.