Saturday, August 6, 2016

My Favorite Time of Year

It's sort of like Christmas and your Birthday all rolled into one very fun day of the year ... New Idea Book launch for CTMH.   This year is no exception, lots of fun new stamps and papers to create with.  If you're  hopping along, you just came from Melinda's Blog

We're celebrating new products from the 2016 New Idea Book and Catalog.  I will say, if you enjoy bright colors, you'll love this idea book as it has lots of new fun colors and prints in the Paper Fundamentals.    I've been playing with my new packs of paper and enjoying the new designs.  I actually went to convention so I wanted to use the new papers to scrap the excitement of seeing the new book for the first time in the first layout

Of  course,  not only playing along with the papers for layouts but they make great cards too!  I used MOJO Monday #459 to finish a couple cards I needed to get out

I hope you enjoy hopping along with us.   The next stop on our Hop is Terrie's Blog.

CTMH Supplies
CTMH Adventure Fundamentals , Adventure CS & Inks, Stamps B1541 Love Your Face, A1198 Hi Friend,

Friday, May 6, 2016

Holiday Happiness!

Oh Yeah,  One of my favorite holiday's of the year - National Scrapbook Day!  Woohoo!  It's almost here but of course,  celebrating all weekend seems to be the best plan, LOL!  

I love to scrap and it's such a great time to celebrate the hobby we enjoy with all sorts of fun events!  Are you playing along with a Virtual Celebration Crop or maybe IRL?   Whichever you choose, I hope you're still having a great time.   If you're hopping along with us,  you just came from Gina's Blog.  Today I worked on cards since I plan to scrap tomorrow!  This paper is so versatile!
I hope whatever you decide to craft this weekend,  you'll have fun!   If you're hopping along with us, you're headed to Helen's Blog Now.   If you get lost along the way,  check out the full list at Melinda's Blog.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper Holiday Happiness, Stamps S1606 Long Way Home, Ink Fern, Cocoa, Fern Twine, Calypso Eyelets

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It's A Party!

Welcome to May!  I have so many FUN Events  to enjoy this month, it's a GREAT time to "Celebrate with Cake".    If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Gina's Blog.   Since today is the first of the month,  it's Stamp-of-the-Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!  I'm glad you're here! 

On May 7th this year,  not only is it National Scrapbooking Day,  it's my 28th Wedding Anniversary! Whew!  We've been together for some time now and although this isn't the card I'm giving my hubby,  I just had to use the "on your Anniversary" stamp!    The sketch is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #234

Next stop on our Hop is Maureen's Blog.   Have fun checking out all of the great posts using the May SOTM "Celebrate with Cake".   If you get lost along the way,  check Melinda's Blog  for the complete list.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Calypso,  Stamps S1605 Celebrate with Cake, Ink Black,  Smoothie, Shinhan Markers,  Coral Shimmer Trim,  Coral Twine,  Calypso Sequins

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Summer Sneak Peek

Oh yes,  one of my favorite times .... NEW Idea Book Items ... Yay!   This is a fun one because the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions II comes out tomorrow, Sunday May 1.   Here's a quick peek for a new fun set coming out ... C1561 Tickled Pink and this adorable paper is Calypso!   Be sure to stop back for our SOTM Blog Hop Tomorrow!

This card is inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch #157.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Calypso,  Stamps C1561 Tickled Pink, Ink Black, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Shinhan Markers,  White/Gold Grosgrain Ribbon, Calypso Sequins

Friday, April 1, 2016

Picture This

Welcome to our April Blog Hop!  This month we're celebrating the SOTM Life in Pictures.  If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Melinda's Blog. 

** Unfortunately, my Stamp Set went missing.   So this is just a quick stop as you hop on to
Kirsten's Blog.   **

Have fun Hopping Along!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Where is Spring?

Welcome to our SOTM Watercolor Showcase Blog Hop!   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Marie's Blog.   I have to admit, before today, my watercolors were still in the package, gasp!

But today I got them out to play!   How fun.  I used the Watercolor Paints and painted the tags.  I really liked how it came out.  I also watercolored the bird and added Shinhan markers for more intense colors to the outline.   This card sketch is from the PageMaps Sketch for 

This  is my favorite one

Here's the Second one I completed with alternate colors.  I thought it might be fun to have a vote in the comments so please select your favorite.   The next stop in our Watercolor Hop is Wendy's Blog.     If you get lost along the way,  here is the Complete List for the hop. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals,  Stamps S1603 Sunshine Birdies, CC1042 Hello Life Pocket Scrapbooking, C1540 Hello Blooms, Watercolors, Shinhan Markers,, White Ribbon,

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wow .... Spring into March

It's time for our March SOTM Blog Hop!   Who doesn't like Spring and celebrating time for birds, flowers and sunshine?!   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Haley's Blog.

I had so much fun with this stamp set!   I love Spring and all the fun stamps we have to celebrate it's arrival.   Unfortunately I ran off for some scrapping and business travel and completely forgot to photo the adorable layout I created with this set.   The fun part is that we were doing a Regatta Workshop and with the leftovers,  I was able to use the MOJO Monday #437 Sketch.  Perfect timing as these are going out in the mail this week.

Thanks for hopping along.   Your next stop is Brenda' s Blog.  If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list for the Blog Hop.    Have Fun!  

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Regatta, Stamps Sunshine Birdies, Ink Sapphire, Pomegranate, Flaxen

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.