Thursday, November 20, 2014

Enjoying the Snow?

since it's that "time of year" but whew, it seems early to see this much white stuff.  I can't imagine being in Buffalo and getting 5-6 FEET of snow ... wow.    I actually had time to play tonight and chose to do the MOJO Monday Sketch #372.  

I love the colors in the new CTMH Snowhaven paper, very fun!    Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Snowhaven, Stamps B1455 Be Jolly, Ink Black, Glacier,  Shinhanart Markers, Shimmer Trim Silver, Red Enamel Hearts, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosphy

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Gratitude

I'm SO happy it's Friday!  TGIF!  Not only is it our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #118 but it's also the start of our SCS VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Nights) Weekend Crop!  Our theme this month is "Family and Friends" so if you are looking for some FUN Inspiration to get some scrap pages done, come on over and play along! 

Our Color My Heart Challenge this week is to use Smoothie, Honey and Olive.  This one was a little more challenging for a Fall card but I love the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals for just a little added depth and color. 

This fun sketch is from Retro Sketches Challenge #135 for World CardMaking Day - use your favorite.   I chose #10 for this one.  

Of course, I had to add leaves for my Fall sentiment but it looks like this weekend I should have used the Holiday Sentiment from this set and added snowflakes, LOL! 
Enjoy and if you get a chance, come and play along!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Stamps S1309 Poster Tidings, Ink Honey, Olive, Smoothie, Gold Sequins, Ribbon Rounds Organdy

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artfully Sent --- Happy Birthday

Welcome to the "Artfully Sent" Blog Hop for November!  Woohoo!  If you're hopping along with us, you just got here from Gina's Blog.   What a great hop to see all of the wonderful creations you can do with the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.   For my first card with this cartridge, I made my Hubby a Birthday Card.   When I saw the images in the book,  I knew it was just perfect for him.

You see, he's a "car guy" and he has a Ford Street Rod so when I saw this Model T, I knew it would make the perfect B-Day card for him.   The cuts for the Artfully Sent cartridge are set up for 5x7 Cards.  I don't generally make that size but it came out great and I look forward to making more.  My Hubby loved it and was quite surprised that it "popped up".   The card is sitting on his dresser still so I know he liked it.  Aww..  The Clouds were cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Now, hop on over to Donna's Blog and check out the Inspiration she has posted for you to enjoy!  If you get lost along the way, HERE is the list of all the hoppers!  
CTMH Supplies:
Paper CS Slate, Cranberry, White
Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy
Silver Sequins
Dot Emboss Folder

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh Baby ... First Smiles

This weekend over at SplitcoastStampers (SCS) we're having a Virtual Scrapbooking Nights (VSBN) Crop.   It's a few days of scrap challenges which are always great inspiration for getting pages done.  The first "preview" challenge was posted today and it was all about "Babies" since the theme this month is "Celebrating Friends and Family".   

This is my oldest son, Brandon when he was a couple months old. He was SUCH a good smiler! I also made this for the "No"vember Heart 2 Heart Scrapbooking Challenge which was to use no DSP, just cardstock. It went perfectly with this picture.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper CS Glacier, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Honey, Sunset, Cricut Cartridge Artbooking, Sparkles CTMH Rub Ons

I decided to make a 2nd page while I had the supplies out and the cartridge set up so when I find the rest of the pictures that goes with this one,  I can add them.  After all, this picture is 23 years old, LOL!   It's time it was in the Scrapbook!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Ahhh, Monday, Monday

It's that time again, the start to the new work week.  I should appreciate it, my day job supports my crafting habits and I do appreciate that, LOL!   I'm especially looking forward to this weekend as it's the SCS VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Nights) Weekend Crop, theme Family and I have lots of pictures I'm looking forward to getting scrapped and into my Scrapbooks.

Until then, tonight I'm playing along with the MOJO Monday Challenge #370, and Heart-2-Heart "No-Vember" Challenge (No Stamping) tonight.   I really appreciated this challenge as I have lots of the Picture My Life cards left over from the Balloon Ride packet and none of the papers left so this is a fun way to use the small size.  This sketch was perfect for it.

CTMH Supplies:  CS Topiary, Slate, Crystal Blue, PML Balloon Ride, Topiary Striped Washi, Silver Shimmer Trim, Topiary Striped Ribbon, Slate Striped Ribbon, Gold and Silver Sequins, Sparkles, Dot EB Folder

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's the Little Things

Ohhhh, November!   Time for another Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop!  If you're hopping along, you just came from Priscilla's Blog.  These hops are always so fun to see what everyone's put together. 

Do you ever look at your scrap bag/box/pile and think, "oh my, what am I going to do with those?"  Well, it was time for me to make some room in the scrap bin as it was starting to get full again SO when I saw this card sketch on SB.Com for October,  I knew it was perfect for my goal to use some scraps.   Unfortunately, the scraps I had available, look more like a Spring Card than Fall, LOL!
But I loved all the fun banners.

I really liked the "just for you" stamp in the set though so I made a 2nd card using that also.  This sketch is from MOJO Monday #367.   Another great card sketch for using scraps.   I hope to get some Fall cards made soon with these fun stamps as there are so many possibilities! 

I'm sure you'll see lots more fun ideas as you hop along.   Your next stop is Michelle!  If you get lost along the way, HERE is the list of all the hoppers!   Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:
Paper:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy
Stamps:  It's the Little Things S1411
Ink: Canary, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Black
Shimmer Trim Black
Washi Tape Arrows
Twine, Button Assrtmt Black


for crafting time!  Woohoo!   It's Friday and it's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare #117.   This week, we're celebrating the Color ORANGE.  So pick your favorite shades of orange and craft along with us.

I used the MOJO Monday #368 card sketch and CTMH Sunset and Autumn Terracotta for my color orange. 

I hope you have a Spook-tacular Halloween!

CTMH Supplies:
Paper Claire
Stamps C1515 Flirty Scrapbooking
Ink Autumn Terracotta, Desert Sand, Cocoa, Bamboo
Washi Tape Sunset Chevron
EB Fold Chevrons

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.