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 Monday...wow! 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

Graduation


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 Scrapbook.com. 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

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.