Friday, January 30, 2015

SOTM ... Not Spring Yet ....

But we're CELEBRATING some cute Flowers for our SOTM Blog Hop!   Thanks for stopping by, if you're hopping along with us, you just came from Vicki's Blog.  Since I just got back from Florida for work,  I'm ready to enjoy the flowers but it will be another couple months before they're ready here in Ohio.   

This fun sketch is from the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning's Sketch #283.  It's also for the january H2H Color Challenge for your Birthday (mine is January/Glacier).  I do have to tell you that I very much enjoyed the sunshine and beautiful blue skies in Florida for the short time I got to see them.  It reminded me of the verse Psalm 71:14 for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #168. " But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more".   Spring isn't here in Ohio as we're supposed to be snowed in tomorrow and yet, we praise for the snow and hope for the Spring! God is good.

Thanks for stopping by.    Be sure to hop over to Dana's Blog next!   If you get lost along the way,  here's the Blog List. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper CS Glacier, Black, White,  Stamps S1502 A Happy Hello, Ink Glacier, Smoothie, Flaxen, Triangle Punch, Smoothie Twine, JuneBug Puffies

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Birthday Sparkle

Hello from Sunny Orlando!   I'm here for a customer event and celebrating my Birthday so it's been a very busy but fun week.  Now, it's Friday and I'm ready for some "R&R" and the Color My Heart Color Dare #127.   This week we're celebrating with Indian Corn Blue, Black, White,  and Silver.  Fun colors for this time of year, be sure to come and play along!

This sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #165.   I hope you're having fun celebrating January...

CTMH Supplies:  CS Indian Corn Blue, White, Black Glitter, Stamps D1629 Just To Say, D1562 Frosted,  Ink Indian Corn Blue, Black, Silver Shimmer Trim, Sparkles, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Scrappin' Again

Well, Sunday nights in January seem to be the perfect time for me to get some scrap pages done.  I really should have been packing for my upcoming trip tonight but ... much more fun to scrap.  I'm SO Glad I did.  It's time to go to the 2015 Event and I really wanted to finish scrappin' the 2013 pictures which I did tonight.    Here's my inspiration page from this week's Let's Scrap Sketch 011415.

Oh yes, very Fun!   I got to meet Carter Osterhouse of HGTV.   This sketch reminded me of the paint chips I wanted to put with this picture since we were at the Sherwin Williams Event ... it was perfect.

Supplies:  Paper MME, CTMH Cocoa Cardstock, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

Monday, January 12, 2015

Scrap Sharin'

I didn't get to this layout until tonight but it was fun to watch the game and see the Buckeye's win.  I also finished my page.   This great scrap page inspiration came from 010715 Let's Scrap Sketch.  I also played along with the 1-2-3 Get Scrappy Challenge this month.  I  used rhinestones, 3 DSP and a stamped image. 

CTMH Supplies:   Paper Frosted, Stamps D1384 Snow Flurries, Ink Slate, Blush, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Sparkles Pink

Aww Together

Ever buy a whole stamp set for one particular stamp?  Well,  I did and I got it out to ink it again this week.   For some reason, I just really like these little "smooching birds".    I think I may save this for my DH for our anniversary...#27!  WOW!  I think he'd like this one,  I do.   Especially the yellow reminds me of the yellow roses he gets for me every year.  This one will be fun.

The inspiration came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #168 and the fun challenge over at Sweet Stampin' Saturday (girly but no pink).  I think the sparkles definitely qualify 

I hope you had a nice weekend!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Slate, Stamps D1636 I Do, Ink Black, Slate, Canary, Washi Tape Slate, Black Flourishes, Red Heart, EB Folder Diagonals

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Yup ... Luv Ya!

I was just catching up with the great inspiration to get January started at Heart-2-Heart  and the first challenge for this month is "old is new".  Speaking of new, I can hardly wait because my order from the Seasonal Expressions is on the way with lots of lovely new papers, stamps and embellishments for Valentines.  It made me realize that it's probably a good time to make some cards with the paper I already have.  This paper is a few years old!  It's called "That's Amore!" and it even uses a retired red, "tulip".   I only have a few pieces left but it seemed like a good time to get them out.  I also used one of the first CTMH Cricut Cartridges, Artiste & some buttons from an a package of the button assortments, wow, "old is new".    This fun sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches #282. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper That's Amore!,  Ink Chocolate, Shinhan Art Markers, Cricut Cartridge Artiste, Shimmer Trim Red, Button Assrtmt Red, EB Folder Dots

Watching the Birds

For Christmas my DS got my DH a new birdfeeder.  The directions mentioned that it would bring new types of birds and keep out the squirrels.   DH hung the feeder outside my window and "wow, it does bring the birds".   Very pleasant watching them in the morning.  I was thinking this when I saw this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge #165.  The verse, "Psalm 143:8.  It says, "Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning". These little birds are so happy flying in and out of the feeders.  When I was making this card for the MOJO Monday #379 inspiration,  the little bird reminded me of those birds.  Now...if I just had a cute snowman to go with the feeder, LOL....

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Crystal Blue, Stamps D1244 Snow Friends, Ink Black, Shinhan Art Markers, Washi Tape Smoothie Stripe, Shimmer Trim Black, EB Fold Hexagons, Grosgrain Ribbon Black Stripe, Black Stars

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.