Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Calling

It's that time.... October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ... Yay!   If you get lost, HERE is the list of participants.   I hope though that you have landed here from Suzanne's Blog.  What a fun hop, although I'm not ready for Christmas and the October Stamp of the Month is some fun Christmas stamps.  

I look forward to using this stamp set again several times throughout the holiday!   This sketch is from MOJO Monday #365 - tall and skinny.

I hope you enjoy the this month's Stamp of the Month Hop!  Your next stop is Kathleen's Blog

CTMH Supplies:
CS Cranberry
Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Sweet Leaf
Stamp S1410 Home for the Holidays
Ink Sweet Leaf, Cranberry
Chevron Ribbon Red
Shimmer Trim Red
Sequins Assortment Gold

Saturday, September 6, 2014

#30 Days of Happy


Hello September and welcome to National Stamping Month and CTMH "30 Years of Happy".   What a great time to celebrate stamping fun!   I hope I get more time this month to play with these cute little stamps!   All sorts of FUN

If you're hopping along with us on the CTMH "30 Years of Happy" Blog Hop,  you've come from Sheila's fun inspiration!    I had a tough time choosing what sentiment I wanted but not paper.  I'm absolutely SMITTEN with Thistle, LOL!  I think I've used up all the Thistle in the Fundamental pack as I just had a few little pieces left but they were perfect for my cards.  I've also enjoyed getting out the Flaxen.  I wasn't sure I was going to like this color but it has surprised me. 

 This sketch is from an old Sketch Saturday #217 card sketch.   I also made another card while I had out all the supplies.   This one is for a friend at work who just earned a promotion.  She deserved it and I wanted to use the "You Did It" stamps.  This is from an Operations Write Home Sketch.   It's now time to HOP to Jean's blog.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Whimsical Fundamentals, Flaxen and Thistle.  Stamps CC1030 #30 Years of happy, D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful,  Ink Cocoa,  Shinhan Markers, Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon, Gold Sequins

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hello September!

Hello Blog Friends!   It's SOTM Time again and September is another GREAT Stamp-of-the-Month.  It's also are EVER growing and FUN SOTM Blog Hop.  If you are enjoying the HOP,  you've just come from Julie Carriere.   (The FULL BLOG List HERE.)  

I really like the CTMH September SOTM set,   it seems so versatile for both scrap pages and cards!  Of course,  I also always seem to like "heart: stamps so that helps as this has some cute ones. 

My scrap page is a recent memory of my DS who just moved to KY to go to college there.  What a fun day, lots of work but lots of excitement for new opportunities for them ...I used the strips left from CTMH Balloon Ride Paper Pack,  it's all I have left.

I also had remnants left of the CTMH Paper Pack "Unforgettable" and it worked perfectly for my card which I used the Viva La Verve Week 5 card sketch.   I also added the new Sequins and I just love the little touch of bling they add.

 I'm sure you'll going to find LOTS of awesome inspiration for September SOTM stamp through our Blog Hop.   Be sure to head over to Carol Anne's Blog and check out her inspiration!

CTMH Supplies: (page)
 Paper Fundamentals - Neutrals
Paper  Balloon Ride
Stamps Sept SOTM S1409 Family is Forever
 Ink Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Cocoa
Washi Tape Black Arrow
Sparkles Black Flourishes
Ribbon Black Striped Twill

Paper Unforgettable
Stamps Sept SOTM S1409 Family is Forever
Ink Desert Sand, Sorbet
Cricut Cartridge Artiste
Washi Tape Holiday Juniper
Sequins Gold

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

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.