Sunday, December 26, 2010

Still Thinking of You!

I'm just getting into the mode to make Christmas Cards, LOL! I did this last year too. It's just something about the Holiday that brings it out in me. Much easier for me to make my Christmas cards right after Christmas so that's just what I'm working on this week. It sure helped last year to get all my cards designed and pretty much finished during December and January however, I still had cards to make this November for my Mom so this year I hope to do both of ours for next year. This sketch is from H2H Challenges from this Summer. Of course, I'm still playing with my CTMH Jingle scraps! Supplies: Paper: CTMH Jingle, Stamps: CTMH Merry Pursuits, CTMH Bitty Sparkles, Misc Ribbon and Snowflake

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy (Almost) New Year!

Oh Fun Memories....this was last year's CTMH Holiday Paper - Jingle! It's still one of my FAVORITE papers and I love using it although I cringe a little as I'm slowly using it up...LOL! (Roll Eyes Here!) BUT I KNOW you KNOW what I mean. There's just something about using your favorite paper and wondering if you'll ever find more? I do like this years, Mistletoe but it's more traditional colors and although it's pretty, it's just not this bright and colorful Jingle. A few of my friends are getting this CUTE Happy New Year Card from me. I think the sketch is from Cute Card Thursday and I apologize I didn't write down the date. Since it snowed here today with more coming tomorrow, it seemed only fitting to use my CTMH Snow Friends stamps. I'm sending a Shout Out with this card to my stampin' friends over at Heart2Heart Challenges Blog as they have a fun challenge going until Jan 3 to upload your favorite Holiday Cards! Supplies: CTMH Jingle, CTMH Snow Friends Stamps, CTMH Sparkles, Stickles, CTMH Tulip Big Brads, CB Snowflakes Folder

Friday, December 24, 2010

Home for the Holidays!

Whew, I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I last posted! I got busy in October with new responsibilities for work and somehow that "sucked the life" right out of my MOJO! I've tried, I've seriously tried but nothing seemed to work. I did get my Christmas cards made and sent out and have just started working on some Happy New Year Cards so I'm hoping to report I'm back....I just wanted to post tonight for Christmas Eve and wish all of you Merry Christmas! Life seems to be more back to normal pace so I plan to be back to posting regularly in January. I hope you enjoy your holidays! This card design came from MOJO Monday #164. Supplies: Paper: CTMH Mistletoe; Stamps: CTMH Snow Days, Holiday Commentary; Stickles, CTMH Bitty Sparkles, CB Dot Folder

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Birthday DH!

10-12-10 ... Happy B-Day DH! I like birthdays but my DH says it is just another day, oh bah humbug! He's such a scrooge about his birthday. Well, I made him a card and a photo frame of picts of the boys and he did like that! I also made him a cake so we had fun even if he didn't want to admit that! Ha! This is the sketch from Mojo Monday #160. Supplies: CTMH Cherry O Creative Basics, CTMH Stamps Celebration, CTMH Holiday Buttons, Cricut George & Basic Shapes, SU! Eyelet Punch, Red Stickles

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Today was one BEAUTIFUL Fall Day here in Ohio! I went to work on my H2H Challenge to create a Birthday Card and when I finished up I was very pleased with the outcome...but it made me laugh because next on my list was to make a Birthday Card for my hubby whose bday is Tuesday, LOL! Well, this card won't work but I have some other challenges to finish up so coming up with another card for him won't be too difficult! The sketch is Mojo Monday 159. Supplies: CTMH Emporium CB, CTMH Stamps Piece of Cake, CTMH Ink Vineyard Berry, Indian Corn Blue, Creme Brulee, Sweetleaf, SU! Dot Folder, MS Daisy Punch

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Clyde and Seymour

Woohoo! Another layout done for LOAD (LayOut A Day) Challenge at Even More Scrapping! I'm slowly but surely getting caught up. Even if I don't, striving for 31 layouts for this month will really help me get caught up on my Yearly Goal. I need to do 47 pages for each of the next 3 months. I got a little behind in June and July but no matter how many I get done my Scrapbooks are still coming along nicely.

These pages are from our visit to SeaWorld this year. It was so fun to remember the first time we saw this show at SeaWorld. JT and I were talking about what age they were the first time and how much they enjoyed it then....we still enjoyed it this time as well. Supplies: CTMH Tinkerin, Cricut Cart Cindy Loo, CTMH Flip Flaps, SU! Top Note Die, SU! Scallop Edge Punch

At The Bay

I'm trying to get caught up on my Scrappin' layouts for the LOAD (LayOut A Day) Challenge on Cheryl's (Even More Scrapping) Blog. I started late but hope to get caught up here soon! I've picked up these picts several times to get them scrapped and then ended up scrapping others. So glad they're on the page. This layout is from pg 58 of the CTMH Spring 2010 Catty. I really liked it as soon as I saw it and had it marked to scraplift. The stamps were from a goody box I fun!

Traverse City is one of our FAVORITE places to visit and we always enjoy the stories Don tells from growin' up playing in the Bay. Good times! Supplies: CTMH Majestic, CTMH New Horizons, CTMH Alpha, CTMH Tulip Mini Medley

Friday, October 8, 2010

Big D - Oct LOAD

My Friend Cheryl, at Even More Scrapping is doing an October LOAD (LayOut A Day) Challenge. I want to play along but having traveled all week, I'm behind. Here's my first page for this month. It's one of my favorite photos, it's of my Guys! It was taken on Fathers Day. The sketch is from Monthly Sketch Challenge. Supplies: CTMH Blue Ribbon, Cricut Cart Lyrical Letters

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Falling For You

Mom and I were talking the other day and one thing she misses about Michigan is the Fall and the Fall colors. I wanted to make a card for her that would have these colors in it and use leaves. I made 2, one for her and one for my son. I decided to incorporate that into the H2H Challenge for this week. I used alpha stamps, for a boy and chocolate - ABC! I think it looks better IRL than the picture, but it's ready to mail to 2 favorite people! Supplies: CTMH Back Country Paper Pack, CTMH November Word Puzzle and Spook AlleyStamps, CTMH Ink Autumn Terracotta, Crystal Blue, Choclate, Barn Red, CTMH Shimmer Brads, CM Leaf Punch

I'd Pick You

Oh yes, it's Sunday night and it's time for me to upload my Mojo Monday 158 Challenge card. It seems the weekends lately are the only time I have to stamp and scrap to get some of the challenges I'd like to play done and uploaded. This weekend was especially nice for that as it was cold and rainy outside, my youngest son was gone and my hubby had his own projects he wanted to get done so that left me lots of uninterrupted time in the scrap room. It was the perfect weekend for it as it was World Card Making Day Saturday and I had lots of cards I wanted to get done. This was the sketch from Mojo Monday but it was also the Flourishes Challenge on SCS. Woohoo fun! I got this paper from Cheryl and I don't know what it's called but I sure like the colors! Thanks for checking it out! Supplies: All CTMH Paper, CTMH STamps Friendship Flowers, CTMH Sparkle Rhinestone, Misc Ribbon

Monday, September 27, 2010

More Scary Wishes

Well...since the Halloween stamps were still out on my desk it was easy to grab those and use them for my card today. This sketch is this weeks sketch challenge on Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I just love finding new sketch challenges to try! I'm almost to my card goal for this year...woohoo! Now to get busy scrappin'. I was still playing with CTMH Stamp of the Month Thriller and my new heat gun so I embossed again. Supplies: CTMH Stamps Thriller, Noted Backgrounds, CTMH CS Creme Brulee, Barn Red, Black, Olivia, CTMH Ink Barn Red, Creme Brulee, Versamark, CB Texture Die Swirls

Sunday, September 26, 2010

OOOOhhhhhh Olivia....

Today I opened some NEW Paper I just got --- CTMH Olivia and OOOHhhh yes it is OOOOHhhh SO pretty! I was busy, busy making Halloween cards today but I'm not quite done with September cards. I'll get them in the mail tomorrow and be ready for October and all the fun Halloween stamps I have. I need to get them out and get busy! These colors were from this weeks Colour Q but they were also just perfect as they matched the Olivia paper I wanted to use. The sketch is from this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge #61. Fun sketch, I'm sure I'll use it again! Supplies: CTMH Olivia, CTMH Ink Olive, CTMH Stamps Timeless, CTMH Shimmer Brads, CM Leaf Punch, CTMH Creme Brulee Ribbon

Showing Off Spook Alley

I've decided that from now on when I purchase a stamp set I'm going to try my best to use all of the stamps that come with the set. Too many times, I purchase a set for "one" stamp and many are left uninked...what a waste. It is also a helpful challenge to get out of my comfort zone. Today's card for H2H Sketch Challenge was my first step toward my self-challenge. Not sure I would have used these stamps as I bought the CTMH Spook Alley set for the Frankstein I thought was so cute! I used him last week so this week, I decided to use some of the other stamps in the set. The CTMH Hooligans paper is quickly becoming some of my favorite and I'm having a great time with both this set and the paper. Supplies: CTMH Hooligans Paper, CTMH Stamps Spook Alley, CTMH Ink Black, Pacific, Stickles, Misc Ribbon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Monday Mojo Time

and I found some tonight to get my card done! Very cute Mojo Monday 157 Sketch today, nice and simple. I love to get out this pack of paper as there's not too many ways to go wrong with basics. Of course it was also time to get out my favorite bird stamp from my CTMH Felicity set as it's been awhile...these are ready to fly. Supplies: CTMH Silhouette CB, CTMH Stamps Felicity, CTMH Ink Desert Sand, Bamboo, Black, CTMH Pearls, CB Swirls Texture Folder, Stickles Diamonds

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Ok, maybe my last post for today unless I finish my Scrap Challenge pages. Weekdays are usually very busy for me and with my computer being sent in for service this week it may just be easier to post if I get done tonight? Oh well, I did get more fun cards done, this one for the Mojo Monday 155 Challenge and it's also another one for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge for this week to do something Halloween inspired! I used another great stamp from the new CTMH September Stamp of the Month Thriller. Supplies: CTMH Sarsaparilla Paper, CTMH Stamps Thriller, CTMH Ink Autumn Terracotta, CTMH Bitty Sparkles, CTMH Black Brads

Already Scary!

October and Halloween aren't even here yet and already I have some fun cards done for October. I'm not big into the scary side of Halloween but do like all the fun costumes, candy and craziness that goes with it. Sassy LiL Sketches had a fun sketch this week to use and I was thinking Halloween because Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week was all about using Halloween inspiration! I got the color idea from ColourQ Challenge. I thought the colors made a great combination for my scary stamping fun. It wasn't too hard for me to get into this groove as I just received the new CTMH September Stamp of the Month Thriller which had lots of fun stamps to choose from. I'm sure I'll have more from this set! Supplies: CTMH CS Black, Sweet Leaf, Barn Red, CTMH Stamps Thriller, CTMH Ink Cocoa, Sunset, Barn Red, CTMH Designer Ric Rac & Organdy White, CTMH Pearls, CB Houndstooth Texture Die

Thinking of You!

I had lots of Stamp and Scrap time to play this weekend as the boys all had plans. Lots of fun challenges and new CTMH Goodies to use! It was a fun time! This first card is from the Sketch at Christian Paper Crafts Sketch Tuesday . GREAT Sketch by my friend Jenn! The challenge at Cute Card Thursday - A Tweet and A Flutter was to use Birds or Butterflies on your card. Since I just recently used birds, it was time for butterflies. Not to mention that I've seen several pretty ones in my yard lately so it must be the season for them. This is also for the H2H Challenge this week to focus on sentiments. It was perfect timing because I just got this beautiful Stamp Set from CTMH Everlasting Life. Supplies: CTMH Cherry O Creative Basics Paper & Ribbon, CTMH Stamps Everlasting Life, CTMH Ink Tulip, Chocolate, SU! Butterfly Die, CTMH Pearls

Monday, September 13, 2010


Ever had one of those craftin' moments where the harder you tried, the worse it got? Well, this seems to be one of those layouts. I'm sure it will get better with a 2nd page but it just didn't come together like I envisioned. I used the sketch from Scrappin' Silhouettes. I'll be back in a further post with a 2nd page and see if that helps, LOL! This is for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge #28 - Do a layout on love! I sure do love these guys! Supplies: CTMH Sweet Home, CTMH Heartfelt, CTMH Sweet Home Stickease

Grandparents Day

Yesterday (09/12/10) was Grandparents Day. Although my sons are older now and more into sending text messages versus writing their name on a card, I wanted to be sure to make my Mom a card. She knows this is my favorite stamp set right now so I wanted to be sure to use it. It also went with Cute Card Thursday challenge to use a "play on words". I also chose these colors for Pals Paper Arts Celebrity Color Challenge to use Olive, Turquoise and Yellow. I didn't have any true turquoise left but this was in the same family. The sketch is from Verves Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge. Unfortunately I was traveling that week and didn't get to play but saved the sketches because they were GREAT! Supplies: CTMH Veranda CB, CTMH Stamps Love Birds, CTMH Ink Olive, Creme Brulee and Juniper

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SCS Friends

L.O.A.D. (LayOut A Day) Challenge # - Use an Online Sketch. This sketch is from Sketchy Thursday Blog and worked perfectly for the picture I had of Kristin and me. I've been so fortunate to meet up with many of my SCS sisters in my work travels. I was especially surprised when Kristin said she was flying to Toronto with her hubby for his work. I had a meeting there so we coordinated the dates and were able to have dinner together one night. We laughed, talked and shared pictures, it was wonderful! Supplies: CTMH Bella, CTMH Just Blooms, CTMH Mini Chocolate, Brads, CTMH STamps Doodle Alpha, Make My Day, CTMH Ink Desert Sand

Scared Silly!

Woohoo! Majority of my Halloween cards are done! Don't you just love when I project comes together. As soon as I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch #155 for this week I knew it would be perfect for getting these cards done. I had to wait until my new CTMH Goodies arrived but this weekend was play time and my cards came out just great! Aren't these new colors AWESOME! Supplies: CTMH Hooligans, CTMH STamps Spook Alley, CTMH Ink Pear, Gypsy, Sunset, Black, CTMH Black Ribbon

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good Old Summertime

about to be gone ... it's 60's and breezy here which reminds me that Fall is just around the corner. This summer we were able to get back to Michigan to visit family and spend time in our favorite place, Traverse City. This is such a walk down memory lane for my husband as he grew up there. It was so warm, sunny and beautiful greens and blues that day. We were checking out some of DH old adventure spots when he was 12 ... oh my! This sketch is from sketch gallery but I've looked and looked and now can't find the specific one I used. This is also day #11 for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge. This is challenge #16, use song lyrics. These picts made me think of the song, "In the Good Old Summertime..." Supplies: CTMH Splendor, CTMH Splendor STickease, CTMH Tags, CTMH Heartfelt

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fathers Day Fun

For Fathers Day we wanted to do something fun that Dad would like. It was a beautiful day so we went for a drive up by the lakeshore. We saw on the news that the Sailing Ships were in town. We also went to the Rose Gardens and had a picnic from Subway. All-in-all, a perfect day! This is for challenge #23 - Treasured Family Times for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge Supplies: CTMH Majestic Blue, CTMH Chocolate Brads, CM Large Circle Cutter, SU! Eyelet Punch

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Favorite?

YUP...YUM! While I was pregnant with my youngest son I developed a LOVE for Coneydogs. I know, it seems crazy and I don't want to call it a craving because I still LOVE Coneydogs. My husband, bless his heart, faithfully took me every Saturday for 2 for $1 Coneydogs the 9 months I was pregnant. I still talk him into stopping when we have a chance to be back in Michigan. I just had to get some photos this last time we stopped by. My page was a scraplift from the SCS Featured Stamper and Scrapper Emily (aka Stampingout). Fun, fun! This is also for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge #12 - Scrap a layout on a bad habit. Supplies: CTMH Grins and Giggles, CTMH Holiday Asst Buttons, CTMH Stamps Chocolate Alpha

Seize The Day!

I'm so happy it's Thursday already this week, I'm ready for the weekend! Lots of fun plans and I got spoiled last weekend having an extra day off. I was thinking Fall was late in coming to NE Ohio but this morning I saw leaves on my front porch so I know they're starting to fall. This made this weeks H2H Challenge even more fun because I wanted to use my leaf punch with the pretty color challenge they set up! I like these colors and I'm sure I'll be back with some scrap pages done with the same paper pack - Abundance - as it's one of my favorites! Supplies: CTMH Abundance Paper Pack & Cocoa Textured CS, CTMH Stamps Rustic Flowers, CTMH Something Spendid, CTMH Ink Honey, Autumn Terracotta, New England Ivy, Cocoa, CTMH Designer Ribbon Rounds Autumn Terracotta, CTMH Pearls, CB Dot Texture Folder, CM Leaf Punch, SU! Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Way Back When...

This pict brings back so many memories, not all good as the boys when they were younger sure didn't always get along very well. Fortunately as time has gone on, they've been able to grow into a relationship and now they're friends. Whew, I was worried for awhile, I know everyone kept telling me it would change. This page is a scraplift for the SB.Com Scraplift the Person Before You. The Gal I scraplifted had a GREAT Gallery to choose from! This is also for our L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge #10 - Scrap a love/hate relationship, LOL! Supplies: CTMH You Rock Paper & Stickease

Truly Give

This card took me awhile because the challenge at Cute Card Thursday was to use material. Now I knew just the material that I wanted to use, it's been sitting in my stash, problem was I had to find it. I probably would have used lace if I had any but I didn't. I'm glad I finally found the fabric because it was just perfect for the card I had in mind. The sketch is from Christian Paper Crafts Sketch Tuesday. I even got to use Pretty Pins again...oooohhh! Supplies: Collectionz by Junkitz, CTMH Garden Green, Vanilla CS, CTMH Inks Garden Green, Olive, Hollyhock, Desert Sand, CTMH Stamps Treasures, Rustic Flowers, CTMH Designer Ric Rac, CTMH Colonial White Ribbon, CTMH Pretty Pins, CTMH Pearls, CTMH Bamboo Brads, CTMH Just Blooms

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy 19th Birthday Son!

Ahhh September 7 ... what a fun memory. Today is my oldest son's Birthday. He's 19 today and away at college. It's the 2nd time for me not to be with him celebrating, college always starts before Labor Day. It was only a phone call wish this year. Last year before he left we had a party. It seemed only fitting that I upload this layout from last year's party on his birthday this year. This sketch is from the July/August 2010 Creating Keepsakes. It's also for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge I'm doing with my Scrap Your Stash Friends. This was for challenge #15 - Birthday Layout. Supplies: CTMH Blue Ribbon, CTMH Holiday Buttons, CTMH Blue Ribbon Stickease, CTMH Designer Ribbons, Amer Crafts Thickers

Monday, September 6, 2010

woohoo ...

Another AWESOME Challenge Blog ... How fun! I found Pals Paper Arts and they had a fun challenge for this week to use Pearls. I don't often but I have some so this was a great challenge for me. I was working on my H2H Fancy Folds Challenge card as well so this card has folds. Supplies: CTMH Perfect Day, CTMH STamps Life's Creation, CTMH Ink Sorbet, Tulip, Cocoa, CTMH Pearls

Born to be Wild!

These pictures have been in my picture box for over a year. It just wasn't the "right" time prior to this weekend, I guess. As soon as I saw these pictures I knew they would work for this sketch. This layout is from a sketch in July/August 2010 Creating Keepsakes. This is for the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge #1 - A Day In the Life. Day 6 for me, so far I'm keeping up! Supplies: CTMH Black, White, Cloverleaf CS, CTMH Emporium, EK Success Punches, CTMH Dimensional Elements Organic, Amer Crafts Thickers, CTMH Waxy Flax Brown, CTMH Stamps Sans Serif Capitals, Aspirations,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2nd Page Same as the First

Oh...don't you just love it when a plan comes together! I really like this layout now that I have page 2 done. I think I also like it because it was such a wonderful, special time together as family. My nephew Ryan wanted so badly to convince someone to go around the block with him while he rode the scooter. It was 97 degrees and we all knew that he'd make it a quarter of the way and whoever was with him would be left carrying the scooter back home, LOL! He sure tried hard to convince JT it was worth the trip...The sketch is from Scrappin' Silhouettes 09. This is Day #5 of the L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge - #17 - Do a layout that makes you laugh. This is also for SB.Com Quote Challenge. "The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of our family." Supplies: CTMH Felicity, CTMH Stamps Serendipity, CTMH Ink Twilight, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Bamboo, CTMH Flip Flaps, CTMH Irresistables Chipboard

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Memories! moments! Those are the best pictures to scrap! These pictures make me smile as it brings back GREAT memories of our time in Floriday with family. I can clearly remember chuckling as I listened to Ryan tell JT why he was the "boss" and that as the "boss" JT would need to do everything he was told. Ryan was trying to convince JT that it was ok for him to go around the block and we all knew that it wasn't. LOL! This sketch is from the Sketchy Thursday Challenge for this week. It was perfect sketch for this! This is also my L.O.A.D. for day 4(LayOut A Day), challenge #9 Faux Stitching. CTMH Supplies: CTMH Felicity Papers, CTMH Stamps Serendipity, CTMH Ink Twilight, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Bamboo, CTMH Holiday Buttons, CTMH Color Ready Alpha

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 3 -- Friends

Wasn't too long ago I had a business trip to Toronto. Of course, it was during one of the WORST snow storms they had all year! Although it added time to get there, I finally made it. The neat part was I had time that night to meet up with my SCS Friend, Kirsten. What an awesome time we had at dinner that night together. Fortunately, even though we sat at the table for several hours the waiter was still willing to take our picture. I used this weeks Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch. This is also my page for Day 3 of our L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Scrap Challenge. I chose Challenge #3 Supplies: CTMH Perfect Day, CTMH Ink Tulip, Sorbet

Fancy Folding

I received a card not too long ago that had a unique fold I have been wanting to try! It was the perfect time to put it together for the H2H Challenge. I made a couple different cards just to see what one I liked best. CTMH Supplies: CTMH Unforgettable, CTMH Stamps Aspirations, CTMH Ink Cocoa, Sorbet, Juniper

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kiss the Cook!

It can never be said when we go to visit Mom (Grandma) that we'll be hungry! She always has plans for yummy food. Dinner is always an awesome event. This trip was no different. One of our favorites is when Darryl barbeques for all of us - Chicken and Ribs - Yum! This is Day 2 of our 30 Day L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge for Scrap Your Stash. This is for #14 Scrap Something from your kitchen. Supplies: CTMH Sweet Home Paper Pack, CTMH Sweet Home Stickease

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The First of Thirty?

This page is for the first day of our Scrap Your Stash September L.O.A.D (LayOut A Day) Challenge. It's for Challenge #5 layout about pets. I chose this stuffed Otter JT got at the Toledo Zoo. We had an AWESOME day at the zoo and on the way out, JT stopped at the Gift Store and purchased this little stuff guy. He just wasn't in the mood for pictures. Supplies: CTMH Emporium Creative Basics, CTMH Stamps Rustic Flowers, CTMH Chocolate Alpha Small,

It's THAT Time Again

Just sharing a scrapbook layout I finished up for a challenge at SB.Com. I sure seem to be good at posting at the last minute lately - ugh! Hopefully September will be better! I'm also playing in the Scrap Your Stash September LOAD (Layout A Day) challenge so hopefully this got the process started! It's been a few posts since I've posted a scrap layout. This one is timely as it was last time this year that I moved BR to OU. This year, he's already there for Football/Cheer Stuff but we're taking all his stuff down moving him on in Saturday. Should be less nerve-racking and easier this year...maybe? Supplies: CTMH Splendor

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thinking of Mom!

This card is for my Mom. I miss her lots as we're both so busy working and only get to talk occasionally when schedules align which just doesn't seem to be too often. My Mom likes any card I make for her but I always try to do something extra nice for her. This weekend on SCS there were lots of challenges for VSN & Sunday Featured Stamper. This one is for the challenge to try Faux Cloisonne & FS186. It was the first time I tried this technique, it was fun. This is also for the H2H Challenge this week to include stitching. Thanks for stopping by to see my card! Supplies: CTMH CS Olive, Sweet Leaf; CTMH Stamps Love Birds, Aspiration; Versamark; Gold Embossing Powder; CTMH Organdy and Sweet Leaf Stitched Ribbon; Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mojo on Monday!

Usually as you can see by my last post I'm finishing the Mojo Monday Challenge card on Sunday afternoons but not this week! I actually finished the card on! It was nice to be home tonight and not out of town to finish it. Tonight I used the CTMH Heart of Winter Project Pack Serendipity. Fun Sketch! Supplies: CTMH Heart of Winter Paper Pack Serendipity, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Dutch Blue, CTMH Stamps Serendipity, Make My Day, CTMH Organdy Ribbon, CTMH Pearls

Sunday, August 22, 2010

OU --- Here They Come!

My son is leaving for college tomorrow. Since he's a Sophomore, it's a trifle easier this year than last but I'll still miss him! It's just so enjoyable to have him around again. I used Green & White for the colors of his school. I filled the card with gift cards for him to use once he gets there. This was for the Heart-2-Heart Challenge this week for Back-to-School. The Sketch is from Sketchy Thursday's Challenge blog. Supplies: CTMH New England Ivy CS, CTMH August Word Puzzle Stamps, CTMH September Word Puzzle Stamps, CTMH Comments Stamps, CTMH Autumn Ribbon Rounds, Martha Steward Loop Punch

Sunday Night Stampin'

What an enjoyable afternoon stampin'! It was rainy and most of the house stuff I needed to get done this weekend I did yesterday so today I had time to play! I got this card done for Birthday RAK's I'm going to send in September. This is the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday 152. I really like this CTMH Cherry O Creative Basics. Supplies: CTMH Cherry O Creative Basics, CTMH Stamps Flower Pot, CTMH Cranberry, Crytal Blue CS, SU! Butterfly Texture Die, Scallop Ovals Nestabilities

Monday, August 16, 2010

2nd Challenge

This 2nd card is from the Mojo Monday 151 sketch challenge. While I was playing w/ the Merry Pursuit Elves, I thought I would this one too! These are my favorite colors from CTMH right now - Tulip, Juniper and Sorbet (which I didn't use on this one). I'll be sad when I've used up this Jingle paper but lots more fun papers coming in September!

Using My Favorites

This first card is for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for this week. I'm a little behind due to some work travel but I did get it done! Not sure why these stamps were out on my desk but they were so I went ahead and used them. LOL! Maybe I was thinking at this point that "cooler" temperatures would be nice? Ha! Just like the elves.

Supplies: CTMH Jingle Paper, CTMH Stamps Merry Pursuits, CTMH Say It In Style, CTMH Ink Juniper, Tulip

Monday, August 9, 2010


Today we went on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad! What a fun afternoon. Of course, I didn't get my page upload prior to leaving but it's here now. This was for Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week to use a tag. I started out with a card but was finishing up this layout and had an idea! The Tag would help me highlight Justin's picture since it was his party but he was so busy visiting with friends I didn't get a good picture of him, mostly just other family. I think it turned out GREAT! Justin has grown up with JT and Brandon and we're so happy for him to graduate. It was fun to go back up to Michigan for a family visit. Good times! Supplies: CTMH Unforgettable Paper Pack, CTMH Stamps Adorning Corners, Follow Your Dreams, CTMH Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon, CTMH Ink Cocoa, Sorbet, Juniper, CTMH Irresistables Alpha, CTMH Color Ready Alpha, CTMH Chocolate Brads,

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finally Some Card Mojo

Whew, I was able to get my card for Mojo Monday 150 done this week at the last minute! I've been scrappin' but for some reason getting ideas for cards just wasn't as easy. I really like how this one turned out! Especially since I got to use my new EK Success Leaf Border punch! Gotta Run, the family is waiting! Supplies: CTMH Veranda CB Paper Pack, CTMH Stamps Piece of Cake, CTMH Chocoloate Ink, CTMH Chocolate BradsCuttlebug Texture Die, EK Success Leaf Border Punch, SU! Bird Punch

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Finally Scrappin' Again

Whew! Hit a week there where I wasn't getting too much done. Not sure what it was but at night when I usually scrap / stamp I just didn't have the motivation? Go Figure! I'm now back to getting some pages completed. Printed out all the sketch challenges I like to do and got some pages in the works. Today's page is from the 10 Day Sketch Challenge over at Usually we have 1 page per week but this week, it's the anniversary so she's posting 1 sketch a day for 10 days. Fun! Fun! These pages were great to scrap as Mom and I had a great time at Downtown Disney together. It's one of our favorites spots to go. Supplies: CTMH Precious Paisleys Paper, CTMH Petite Dreams Stamps, CTMH Ink Hollyhock, Creme Brulee, Kiwi, Black, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Designer Ric Rac, Cricut Cartridges Cricut Sampler and Mothers Day, Misc Brads

Monday, July 26, 2010

Visiting Michigan

It seems so strange to write "visiting" on a page about Michigan...actually, it's still strange to go into the Visitor Center and know that we're "visiting". Michigan was home most of my life it's only been 4 years we've lived in Ohio. It does seem though that each time we go back, it feels less and less like "home" and more like visiting.

Page 1 is an old PageMaps Sketch for the July PM Challenge on Page 2 is the sketch from this week's Scrappin' Silhouettes Scrap Challenge. I found the butterfly ribbon for $.25 in a sale bin at Michaels and I've been wanting to use it since I got it last year. It's been sitting too long in my stash! Supplies: CTMH Twilight, Heavenly Blue, Honey, Tulip CS, Amer Crafts Thickers, CTMH Honey, Twilight Ink, SU! Butterfly Texture Die, Misc Butterfly Ribbon, Dots and Dashes Yellow Ribbon

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Positively Perfect Day!

Ok, so today wasn't so perfect...I was REALLY Lazy but last year Graduation Day for Brandon was what I would call PERFECT! We had such a good time. I'm so glad my Mom could come and join us. The weekend worked out wonderfully with the party on Saturday and Graduation on Sunday. I had all of these photos printed in 5x7 so I realized there wouldn't be much to the layout. Page 1 is from the Sketches In Thyme Challenge 6. These are some of my favorite colors from CTMH so I was excited it went well with these picts! Supplies: CTMH Perfect Day Papers, CTMH Tulip Ink, CTMH Perfect Day Stickease, CTMH Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, July 23, 2010

Total Scraplift!

That's right...I needed 1 page for the last page of Brandon's Scrapbook and I was browsing through the CTMH Autumn/Winter 2008 Idea Book. As soon as I saw this page, I knew what picture I wanted to use and that it would be perfect for what I was looking for! My 2009 May through December Brandon Scrapbook is done! YAY! Supplies: CTMH Gray, Desert Sand CS, Silhouette CB, CTMH Stamps Rustic Alpha & Classmate Alpha, CTMH Chipboard Dimensionals, CTMH Holiday Buttons, CTMH Holiday Rub Ons

Day 2 -- I miss ya

Day 2 of #the100DayProject.   Today's Card is from a Sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap #46 .  I actually got it playing along with the April ...