I'm so glad to be back feeling better today. Last night I was stamping away with Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Stamping Night (VSN) Challenges and unfortunately about an hour after I ate dinner I was violently ill, turns out I had food poisoning. Wow, I don't remember ever being that sick before. I was definitely expressing myself at how unhappy I was to be in pain and sick, LOL! My card is a prettier way to Express Myself. This Wings paper is quickly becoming some of my favorite to use. Great colors! The sketch is from this week's SCS Verve Sketch. I added the extra border scallops for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge to use Scallops. I like it! Supplies: CTMH Wings, CTMH Stamps Wings, CTMH Ink Black, Juniper, Vineyard Berry, Olive, CTMH Black Grosgrain, SU! Scallop Loop Border Punch, SU! Eyelet Border Punch, SU! Butterfly Folder
This week has been a really crazy week, not only for work but also for weather! I couldn't believe we had another Snow Day Friday with 6 inches of snow and ice again. Well, it was great timing for the H2H Challenge "Are you tired of COLD yet?" Yes! When I think of cold, I think of cocoa. I've been wanting to use these stamps for awhile now! This seemed the perfect card just for the occasion. I used the Mojo Monday 179 sketch to complete this card. Supplies: CTMH CS Pacifica, Gypsy, Magnifique, CTMH Stamps A Sip, CTMH Sparkles, CB Folder Snowflakes, Silver Emboss Powder
Oh yes, it must be almost Spring here in Ohio because I saw the Robins back in our yard this weekend! YAY! Spring should be coming although today you wouldn't know it because it's in the 30's. It doesn't take much prompting for me to get my favorite CTMH Bird Stamp out "A Tweet" and this felt like just the weekend to do it. Mojo Monday #178 was a great sketch to start from and it was time to bring back out the Wings CB Papers. I just think these colors are so perfect for Spring Cards! Enjoy! Supplies: CTMH Wings CB Paper, CTMH Stamps A Tweet, CTMH Blue/Green Sparkles
This is always one of my favorite stamp sets to use, CTMH Treasures. I'm so very ready for Spring. It was time to break out the flowers. This card was inspired by the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge this week. I loved the simplicity and fun color. Supplies: CTMH Paper White Daisy, Cocoa Textured CS, CTMH Stamps Treasures, CTMH Just Bloomin' Flowers, Misc Ribbon
Oh my, my, my ... after 14 days of our Countdown to Valentine Love I guess I really jumped off the deep end creatively to see what I could come up with that was something different. I saw the challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts was to come up with a Vintage Card and this is what I came up with. "Vintage" is quite a stretch for me creatively because it's just not my nature to have all these layers and distressing but after I quit fiddling and uploaded, it's growing on me. My DH really liked it so that's good. I also decided to make this card a 5x7 card and use the sketch for Week 2 on SCS Viva-La-Verve Challenge. Challenges are good, they keep the creative juices fresh...not to mention since I had the stamps it was fun to put them to good use. Supplies: CTMH Paper Passages, CTMH Stamps Vintage Postcard, Wonderful Friend, CTMH Ink Bamboo, Desert Sand, Chocolate, Black, Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta, Encore Copper, Versamark, CTMH Holiday Buttons
Wow, have we had a good time on our Countdown to Valentine Love! Now here it is, day 14. It may seem strange that I don't have another pink or red card...but those were for my friends. This card, this one is for my Hubby. He's been my DH going on 23 years (whew!). I know by now that he is not into "traditional" colors. For example, he's always bought my yellow roses. I can't remember a time he's bought red. Why? "I just don't like red, I like yellow." He's the most AWESOME Gift Giver and I'm sure there's something fun for me as he was out shopping yesterday all of a sudden. He did bring home bags of goodies for our sons as well. I made sugar cookies for him last night after he went to bed. Those are his favorites, he's not one for chocolate (gasp!). I've wrapped them up and I'm going to put his card with them so he'll find them in the cupboard. Supplies: CTMH Heart of Winter Paper, CTMH Stamps Soul Mates, Adorning Corners, CTMH Bamboo Brads
I'd like to wish all of my Countdown to Valentine Love Blog Hop Friends a Happy Heart Day as well! Thanks for including me in the fun! Check out Day 14 Below:
It's time for February Birthday Cards! This cute card was inspired by MOJO Monday 177 Sketch and the Countdown to Valentine Love Blog Hop I participated in. I saw many sweet projects using the Cherry-O papers so I just had to get mine out too. Happy Birthday to all my February Friends!
I'm so excited to share with you that I will be participating in another Weekly SCS Friends Blog Hop. I really enjoyed the Valentine Hop and I hope to create with these ladies again soon. The weekly hop will be on Tuesdays. You won't want to miss all the creative goodies you'll see from this group. I'm joining hoping to keep up with them, LOL! I hope you'll stop back Tuesday! Supplies: CTMH Cherry-O Paper, CTMH Stamps Piece of Cake, CTMH Sparkles
I'm excited to show you this card because I just finished it, LOL! Yup, this wasn't the card I made yesterday to put on my blog today for Day 13 of our Countdown to Valentine Love but you know, when Inspiration hits sometimes you just have to go with it. I signed onto the CTMH Site and there was a card they had on the site showing off the new pink ribbons. I don't have those ribbons yet (although they are on my wish list) but the card was adorable AND I just happened to have the scraps from CTMH Sweetheart papers laying on my desk. The rest they say is history. I changed the stamps and used some brads I found cleaning today. I like how it turned out! Supplies: CTMH Paper Sweetheart, CTMH Stamps Priceless Love Word Puzzle, Misc Ribbons, Brads
Be sure to check out Day 13 Inspriation from our Countdown Blog Hop:
Several of my Blog Hop Friends for Countdown to Valentine Love have used the CTMH Evensong papers for their valentines this week! I had not thought of that idea but I was inspired so tonight I pulled out the pack I have left. The sketch is from Week 3 Verve Sketch on SCS. I also kissed the hearts for the H2H Challenge from Monday. Of course, I used the CTMH Card Chatter - Love Stamps for the sentiment. After all, I was inspired! Supplies: CTMH Evensong Paper, CTMH Stamps All My Love, Noted Backgrounds, Card Chatter - Love, CTMH Organdy Ribbon, CTMH Pearls, Misc Punches and Dies
Ok, I'm back to my FAVORITE Papers -- Jingle! I know, I know I really should move on but this Jingle paper is such CUTE colors and makes for fun Valentines. This Sketch layout is from Mojo Monday. I'm sending it out to my Sister. She'll laugh that I had time to make her a card. Her kids are young and I keep telling her someday when her kids are more grown up, she'll have time to make me one, laugh! It's all good. Supplies: CTMH Jingle CB Paper, CTMH All My Love Stamps, CTMH Holiday Assrtmt Buttons
Thanks for Blog Hopping with us on the Countdown to Valentine Love this week! Check Out Day 11:
I only have scraps of this paper left because I used it all for my Son's Prom Scrapbook Pages. Those scraps worked perfectly for pulling together some cards for Valentines. I also used my Cricut on the sentiment, yay and paper pieced the frog! Don't you just love when you use your "expensive" tools! I wanted something a little different for Day 10 of our Countdown to Valentine Love. This card was just what I was looking for, thanks for stopping by! Supplies: CTMH Daydream, CTMH You Hold My Heart Stamps,
Check out the other great Day 10 Blog Hop projects:
Day 9 of our Countdown to Valentine Love and I'm still making Valentines! In years past, friends and family would have probably received the same Valentine, just with a different sentiment but this year, I made a variety. Mostly using scraps I had left over from last years paper except for the new ones I did with CTMH Sweetheart papers. I photographed my card before I added a little bling. This card layout was inspired by the featured stamper challenge on SCS. Supplies: CTMH That's Amore' Paper, CTMH Stamps Because I Love You, CTMH Designer Ribbon Rounds, CB Dots Folder
Speaking of Inspiration, check out all the other great Inspiration from our Blog Hop:
Ahh teenagers, those moments of trying to figure out who you are, where you're going and what you like. I have teenage sons and although they give me moments of gray hair, I do start to see glimmers and glimpses of the men they're going to be and it's good. I think they will get there, LOL! This valentine is for my youngest DS. No pink and red for him - this works better! The sketch is from SCS Verve Weekly Challenges. Supplies: CTMH Paper You Rock, CTMH Stamps You Rock, CTMH Ink Honey, Olive, CTMH Organdy Ribbon, CB Folder Swirls, Diamond Stickles
Check out all the other GREAT Countdown to Valentine Love Projects Here:
It's not as cold and snowy out as they had been predicting today, yay! Much easier to get going on a Monday when it's not blustery as well. Today for our Day #7 Countdown to Valentine Love I'm ready to show you another card I made with the beautiful new CTMH Sweetheart papers. I am hoping to get some Valentine picts for a cute scrapbook layout using these papers as well. The sketch is from MOJO Monday #175. Supplies: Paper CTMH Sweetheart, Stamps CTMH Card Chatter - Love, CTMH Sparkles Reds and Purples, Misc Ribbon and Stickles
I hope you get to enjoy the rest of the GREAT Projects on the Countdown to Valentine Blog Hop! There have been some beautiful creations to see, check it out!
Happy Sunday! It's Day 6 of our Countdown to Valentine Love and today I want to share with you a card and gift I made for a friend of mine. I used the sketch from H2H Challenge this week. I also used my new CTMH January Wings Creative Basics. Oh how yummy! The colors are SO pretty in the Wings paper, one of my faves -- Vineyard Berry. I made a card and the cover for a little photo album with this sketch and papers. Supplies: CTMH Paper Wings CB, CTMH Stamps Wings, CTMH Ink New England Ivy, CTMH Black Grosgrain
In Day 5 of our Countdown to Valentine Day Love it's time to show you the Valentine Day Card I made for my Mom. I mailed it off to her today. I wanted to use the new CTMH Sweetheart papers because they're just perfect for cute card for Mom. I love the colors and with CTMH Pink Sparkles it all came together quite wonderfully. I embossed the heart and phrase in gold to give it a little extra sparkle. These cute heart stamps I got in one of the Fun Mystery boxes from the Summer CTMH Special, aren't they adorable?! Just perfect for Mom! Supplies: CTMH Paper Sweetheart, CTMH Stamps Just Because, CTMH Organdy Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles
Be sure to check out the rest of Day 5 Valentine Goodies for our Countdown Blog Hop below:
Woohoo, our 14 Day Countdown to Valentine Love has really inspired me to get out all the paper and fun stuff I can find that I might have that would work for Valentines. Of course, I also had to get out and play with some of the New Crafty Goodies I got with my last CTMH order. You are not going to want to miss new button packs found on page 115 of the 2011 Spring/Summer CTMH Idea Book ! Super Cute!
My card today for Day #4 is inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch 176 and especially the card by Sarah of their design team's card. I got these cute little paper doilies in a gift RAK from a friend on SCS and as soon as I saw Sarah's card, I knew what I was going to do with them. Don't you just love beautiful Inspiration? Supplies: CTMH Paper Stylin', CTMH Stamps Soul Mates, CTMH Button Packs Pinks and Red, CTMH Blooms
Check out all of the beautiful Valentine Day Projects for our Day 4 Countdown
Anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite sweets is bubble gum! It's not too often that I don't have a pack or at least a piece with me. Since it's such a joke between my friends I thought it would be only fitting to make them gum holders for Valentines Day. So my 14 Days to Valentine Love Countdown project today was to get these done! I used to make gum holders for the little Trident Packs but the gum makers changed their packaging so I finally took the time to come up with new measurements for the boxed gum. For these holders, I decided to use CTMH That's Amore and another one of my favorite CTMH Love Stamps - Soul Mates. I'm hoping my friends will enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them! Supplies: CTMH Paper That's Amore, CTMH Stamps Soul Makes, CTMH Bitty Sparkles, CTMH Ribbon Rounds Reds
Want to see more GREAT Valentine Cards and Gifts? Check them out here:
This really wasn't the project I planned for today but there was just something about a Snow and Ice Storm that brings out the need in me to stamp -- Snowmen! Oh yes, that and the fact that these are my FAVORITE Stamps and paper. I figured what better way to celebrate Day #2 of our 14 Days to Valentine Love than to use my favorite CTMH stamps and paper. Who could resist the little heart of love he brings?
The sketch is from this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday #86! It was perfect to show off my snowman...yes, I'm lovin' some stamping time tonight thanks to the snow and ice. Supplies: CTMH Jingle CB, CTMH Stamps Snow Friends & Soul Mates, CTMH Sparkles, CB Hearts Folder
Want to see the rest of the GREAT projects for our Valentine countdown? Check out below
It's here!February 14 Day Countdown to Valentine Love! This year I'll be celebrating the countdown with other CTMH friends of mine as we showcase our CTMH Valentine Projects for you. Every day for the next 14 Days, I'll be posting a Valentine Card or project hoping to inspire you to get out your CTMH and create for your loved ones! On my blog I'll be using both older CTMH papers to encourage you to use your stash and new CTMH papers so you can see the beautiful Sweetheart papers that were just introduced in the new Idea Book today! If you enjoy the post please post a comment, you just may be the lucky recipient of the card or project I have posted.
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
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.
I'm a 40-something year old woman who's learned that if you can't laugh and love through life, you're missing it! Since you only have one, it's better not to miss.
I work full-time & my family likes to think I scrap/stamp full time also! It's therapy and it's GOOD. I have 2 sons & I've been married to my DH for 20 years!