Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's A Blizzard

Well, not quite ... but we did get 6 inches of snow today.  It was a perfect day to stay in and scrap/stamp.  Most days are perfect for crafting but today especially.  I love time off at the holidays.  Always relaxing playing with paper.   My family all likes coffee - hot or iced,  it's all good here.  It's the first time I got out these cute CTMH Stamps but it won't be the last.  

The Sketch is from week #1 of the Verve Sketch Challenge over at SCS.  I used Gypsy and Sky for the Color Challenge at Color My Heart

Supplies:  All CTMH.   CTMH CS Gypsy, Sky, White,  CTMH Stamps (B1404) Cup of Cheer, Ink CTMH Gypsy, Sky, Desert Sand, Black, CTMH Cricut Artiste, CTMH Button Assortment Blue, CTMH Sparkles

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Getting Caught Up?

Well not really but it's a nice thought, LOL!   Spent some time scrappin' today.  I have several pages for this year I'd love to get done.  I'm pretty current so if I could get those done then I would just need to work on "older" pictures.  I've just started sorting those ....   It's fun to have Jord home and hear about college ... it's amazing for me to think he just graduated in June.   This GREAT Sketch is from Even More Scrapping (Cheryl)!   Isn't it great for lots of photos!   I'm sure I'll use it again for Christmas photos.  I love the star cuts from CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy.
Supplies:  CTMH Cardstock Champagne, White, Black, Honey, Reminisce The Graduate DSP, CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy, EK Success Border Punch, Misc Stickers

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas!  I hope all of you had a happy holiday with Friends and Family!  Happy (almost) Boxing Day to my Canadian Friends!   Today was very peaceful at my house and I got time to enjoy my clean and organized Stamp/Scrap/Office.  It was lovely as my DH got me several items for organizing and I did a major clean and purge.  Next up, the closets.  It's time for stuff to be shared or recycled (perhaps pitched as well, LOL!)

I was playing w/ an older CTMH Paper Pack - Elegant Bouquet.  I love the colors and figured this was the perfect transition from Christmas to New Years/Valentines.   I really like Valentines as I enjoy hearts.   The sketch is from this week's Verve #4 Sketch over at SCS. 

Very Merry! 

Supplies:  CTMH Elegant Bouquet Paper,  Stamps CTMH D1254 Soul Mates, Ink CTMH Cranberry, Garden Green,  CTMH Button Assortment Red,  CTMH Opaques

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Merry Little Christmas

I'm BACK ... yup!   The Holiday MOJO is working now and my Christmas cards are coming together.   This is actually one for next year as I ordered a bulk package of the CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper to use.  It's SO Cute!  I really like the birds and the colors.  This card idea is from Patty [LaLatty Stamp N' Stuff].  The idea came from our SCS Blog Challenge Group to pick a card from someone's March Blog posts and CASE.  It worked perfectly for a holiday card and I love how it turned out.  The punch at the top is a $2.99 EK Success Find at TJ Maxx, woohoo! I'm sure I'll be back with more holiday cards to share as I've found several cute sketches this week I hope to try.  
Supplies:   CTMH Paper Pear & Partridge,  CTMH Stamps Pear & Partridge Holidays, CTMH Ink New England Ivy,  CTMH Holiday Assortment Buttons,  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Warmest Wishes

On the 9th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me ... time to craft, LOL!   The Holiday Mojo was working well this weekend and I had a great time getting all of my Christmas Cards done.   There was some GREAT Inspiration Sketches out  as always!  

This card was inspired by the H2H Sketch Challege for this week.  It's been SO long since I've had the chance to play for some of the challenges it felt good to be back!  

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Mistletoe,  CTMH Stamps Perfect Fit Holidays, CTMH Ink Cocoa, Cranberry, CTMH Cocoa Stripped Ribbon, CTMH Holiday Button Assortment, CTMH Hemp, CTMH Sparkles Red

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho!

I've been struggling these last few months to come up with a Christmas Card that I like and want to send.   I found one design and made 10 of those but I usually like to have 2-3 designs and usually send between 25-30 cards.    This year, I had begun to worry because I just couldn't seem to come up with an idea.  What I learned is that I'm a "holiday Christmas Card" Stamper!  LOL!   By that I mean,  once it hit Thanksgiving and my Holiday Mojo was working,  I seemed to find a lot more ideas I liked.   I finished up both my Mom and my Christmas cards and I'm pleased with both.   I just finished 12 of these and they'll be going out this week.    I also have more ideas for next year cards that I'll probably try to get done during this month so I'm good to go now that I know the "secret".   

This fun paper is CTMH 2011 Holiday paper Mistletoe.   I really miss the Creative Basics Packs they used to do with Ribbon but now this year they did a card Workshop on the Go which was similar.  The sentiment - Ho, Ho, Ho! - was cut from the CTMH Cricut Artiste.    More to come!  The sketch is from this week's MOJO Monday #270.  It's also for the H2H Challenge Week #3 of the Christmas Challenge. 

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Mistletoe,  Stamps:  CTMH I Believe,  Ink:  Cocoa,  CTMH Glitter Glitz 

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Walk in the Park

It was a Beautiful November Day and since it was 54 degrees it was just too nice of a day to not enjoy a great walk in the park. Our walk today inspired me for my card this week for the ABC Challenge. This week's challenge is to use Old Olive - Pumpkin Pie - Chocolate Chip. What GREAT colors for this time of year! If you're creating some holiday cards, be sure to join us at the challenge blog for some fun! I hope you have a wonderful holiday week! My card
uses CTMH similar colors - Olive - Sunset and Chocolate. This pretty new stamp is called Bountiful Season. I embossed the image with copper embossing powder. It has been awhile since I've got out the heat gun, that was fun! I'm also showing off my new Dark Chocolate striped ribbon.

Supplies: CTMH Paper Pear & Partridge, Sunset CS, Stamps Bountiful Season, Ink Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder, Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon, Green Assortment Buttons, Brown Sparkles, SU Top Note Die

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Magic

It's time for the annual "hunt for the P-E-R-F-E-C-T holiday card, LOL! Every year I make several different designs. I go through a process of " ... possibly ..... maybe...ok...yes!" It really is a process. Some years it's fun as there are several possibilities and some years it painful as one card after another, is put in the stash and the hunt goes on. It's all good though.

Here is another that's definitely a possibility. I do like this one and will make a few of these to send although I realize I don't have very many green buttons and that's one of my favorite parts of this card.  

This cute sketch was this weeks ABC Challenge Blog challenge for this week. I hope you will have some time to come and play! 

Supplies: All Close To My Heart (CTMH). Paper Mistletoe, Stamps Holiday Magic, Ink Cranberry, New England Ivy, Garden Green, Red Sparkles, Silver Stickles, Silver Ribbon

Friday, October 12, 2012

Meet Beans

I had a GREAT time on a visit to my DS who is off at College.  After they moved there,  they decided to get a pet hamster.   They named her "Beans".  She's a cute little Teddy Bear Hamster.   I used the  Friends that Scrap FTSSC #3 (page 1) to be inspired for this layout.   I used CTMH Olivia for some fun Fall colors for this layout.

Supplies:  Paper CTMH Olivia, CTMH Stamps "F",  CTMH Ink Pear, CTMH Button Assortments - Green,  CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy

Sunday, October 7, 2012

ohhhh Scary ...

I'm SO very happy to be back online Scrapping, Stamping and Chatting. My computer crashed just when I started college classes so not only did I stress over getting off to a good start for class, but it really put pressure on for being way behind for work. UGH! Fortuately for me, Tech Support was able to fix my computer and send it back to me. This is my first post for being back.

What better start than MOJO Monday #261. It's even PRIZE week so my fingers are crossed that after all that, maybe I'll win some fun stuff! Enjoy!

 Supplies: CTMH Moonlighting, CTMH Stamps Moonlighting, CTMH Ink Autumn Terracotta, Black, CTMH Black & Grey Sparkles

Friday, September 21, 2012

24 Hours

A few weeks ago we met my DS & GF at the Toledo Zoo.   One of the fun sites that day was the monkies because they had a baby monkey that was 1 day old - 24 hours.   She was SO cute!  The Momma monkey was holding her very tight and the baby monkey was doing all she could to get free to explore on her own. 

My layout this week is from 2 sketches - page 1 is for the SYAO#34 Sketch over at Paper Secrets.  The 2nd page is inspired from Friends-that-Scrap September Sketch.   I really had fun using the hexagons.

Supplies:  CTMH Elemental, CTMH Stamps Adventure, CTMH Ink Bamboo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

OOOOooooo, Scary!

Boo!  It's time for another Fun Halloween Card.  I really like this year's "fall" CTMH papers, Moonlight!  Lots of fun choices.   I've used lots for cards and I have a few pieces left for my pumpkin carving layout.  This year it will be different because it's just me but maybe Bella (my puppy) will help me out?  LOL!  I wanted to add the ghost from this years Halloween stamps Creepy Creatures but it seemed more fitting for him to be stamped on vellum.   I stitched the top (I know, right?!)  but that idea came from a layout idea I did Friday and it looks just as cute on the card.    This sketch is this month's CPS #282.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Moonlight,  CTMH Stamps C1522 Creepy Creatures, CTMH Ink Gypsy, Autumn Terracotta, Black,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart,  CTMH Sparkles Black & Gray

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Scared Silly

Ok, I admit...I still have some of last year's CTMH Halloween Paper left.   I just loved the colors though so I bought not only the paper pack but a pack in bulk and it's been very fun to scrap with for other "non Halloween" pages.   Since I had some left,  I wanted to get it out as I thought it went great with these Spook Alley Stamps.  Always very fun to get out a cute monster stamp.   This week is Freshly Made Sketches 1 Year Anniversary Celebration so the challenge was to choose any sketch from the past.  I had several faves but I decided to start with #1 ... the one that started it all.   Happy Anniversary to FMS!   Enjoy!

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Hooligans,  CTMH Stamps D1439 Spook Alley,  CTMH Ink Pear, Gypsy, Sunset,  CTMH White Brads,  CTMH Black Bulk Grosgrain Ribbon,  CTMH Glitter Glitz

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall ... really?

Oh my!  Today I realized we are half way through September already!  I don't know what I was thinking but I haven't got out my fave Fall stamps and papers yet?   If I don't hurry up,  the white stuff is going to be flying and it will be time to stamp some Winter faves.   I love all the oranges, yellows and greens for this time of year.   I wanted to highlight all of my Halloween stamps in October but realized that's hard to do if I'm using current sketches so here's my first one for this year.   It's the Mojo Monday #258 sketch for this week and it's another darling sketch.  I always have best intentions to go back and use my favorites but then a new week comes and they come out with another that's just as cute.  Those ladies are amazing and awesome to share all of that talent week after week ... Love It!     Enjoy!

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Moonlight,  CTMH Stamps D1381 Beware,  CTMH Ink Autumn Terracotta, Gypsy, Black,   CTMH Sparkles Black

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hot @ the Zoo!

We were supposed to go out for a drive today but it was chilly and started to rain so it was a good day for some scrappin'.    I finished this weeks Paper Secrets SYAO32.   Since it's week 32 the requirements lists are getting crazier.  All for scrappin' fun!  

Supplies:   CTMH Elemental Paper,  CTMH Ink Lagoon,  CTMH Milepost Shapes,  CTMH Chipboard, Misc Washi Tapes

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Yup ... happiness

Happy Saturday!   Here's my Paper Secrets CYAO31 Challenge card and version of Mojo Monday #257.  I'm going to update the card for my Mojo Monday entry as I don't like the twine but the requirements for the Paper Secrets card you had to "hand stitch" and that's about my limit for stitching.  When I started the challenge these were fun but they're now down to just a few items to choose from for the challenge list and they're getting more strange.   It's disappointing for me because I was using these for my weekly cards to mail and it's not working so well in later rounds.   I just hate to quit now that we're 31 weeks into the challenge?   Well, here it is for another round.  

Supplies:  CTMH Flirty, CTMH Stamps Love Blooms, CTMH Ink Sunset, Smoothie, Honey,  CTMH Glitter Glitz,  CTMH Holiday Assortment Buttons,  CTMH Twine,  Misc Ribbon

Monday, August 27, 2012

Let's Ride!

WooHoo!   I'm SO excited,  it was time to get a new SUV and I've been wishing for a Ford Escape since I saw one at a show in January.  I picked it up Friday night!  I wasn't planning to get blue but as soon as I saw it on the lot I changed my mind,  it was so pretty!   My DH was chuckling about that I already scrapped pages about my new ride, LOL!   The first page I used the Paper Secrets SYAO Sketch.  The 2nd page I used the Friends That Scrap August Sketch page.   Of course, it only seemed fitting to use the CTMH SuperHero's paper.... Scrap On! 

CTMH Supplies:   CTMH SuperHeros, CTMH Journaling Tags, CTMH Cranberry Ribbon Rounds, CTMH Bitty Sparkles, Amer Crafts Thickers, CM Star Punch

Sunday, August 26, 2012

merry & bright - August?

Yesterday we had a GREAT time with a visit at the Zoo but it was 93 degrees and hot-hot-hot!  It was still a great visit but it also makes me think that it's the end of August and all too soon the holidays will be here so tonight's MOJO Monday #255 seemed like good inspiration for some holiday cards.  I do have to admit the CTMH Jingle Paper is my absolute FAVORITE for holiday paper!  The colors are SO Fun!  This card is also for this week's CYAO #29 Challenge over at Paper Secrets. 

Supplies:  CTMH Jingle Paper, Stamps CTMH December Word Puzzle, Ink CTMH Tulip, Juniper, CTMH Brads, TH Emboss Folder Winter,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Feeling Like a Queen

We all have things we have to do that we don't like to do.  One of those things I really don't like to do is "buy a car".   I can't stand the process!   It always feels like they're not telling you the truth and tonight was no different.   As soon as he comes out with the numbers,  the red flags go up.   Not anywhere close to what they led me to believe....GRRRR!    I was so disappointed (okay, read really ticked here) that I left.  After I was home, my hubby,  bless his heart,  helped me spend time going through looking it all up on the internet and we determined they were not being as honest with me as they could have.   We called back and ... imagine ... they're so sorry and they can make the deal that was more fair for both of us.  Again grrr... It all will work out and afterwards it sure made me have a sweet moment for DH.   After 24 years, he's still the one :)   After we were all sorted out, he said "go stamp or scrap something, you'll feel better".   He brought me an Iced Coffee and so I'm sipping away stamping and you know what, "it's better"!    Stay Inspired! 

This sketch is this week's iSpy Sketch #29.   These paper are the new CTMH La Belle Vie.  

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Pack La Belle Vie,  CTMH Stamps Bonjour Occasions,  CTMH Ink Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Desert Sand, MS Gold,  CTMH Buttons Brown Assortment,  CTMH Opaques Latte,  CTMH Organdy Ribbon Rounds Spring

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just One More

It's Tuesday night and I'm just playing with a sketch I printed to use.  I actually had a Christmas Card idea but it didn't work out the way I wanted it to.   The CTMH Boom-di-ada Creative Basics Paper was still laying on my desk so I just couldn't resist another fun card using my fave papers.  I pulled these papers out for the Color Dare Challenge this week - blush, olive and hollyhock.   This is the Merry Monday #29 sketch and the DT had cute cards for this.   I used my new CTMH Artiste Cricut Cart for the bird and the leaves, isn't it CUTE?!    Stay Inspired

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Boom-di-ada CB, Hollyhock CS,  Sweetleaf CS,  Stamps CTMH TLC,  Ink CTMH Olive, Hollyhock,  CTMH Sparkles Pink,   CTMH Glitter Glitz,  CTMH Artiste Cricut Cart

Monday, August 20, 2012

Just Be

I actuallly wish the stamp sentiment said "Just Be You" but it's still fun and funky the way it is.  It goes great with the inside sentiment which says, "Imagine the Possibilities".  That's fun too!   I love this paper and the fun colors and have to admit,  "I've been hoarding it ..."!  Yes, yes,  I know ... not sure what I was saving it for because now all of the awesome Fall/Winter papers are out and I'd rather play with those, LOL!  Go figure!  Tonight though, it was time to break out the "Dotty For You" Paper pack because this week's challenge at H2H is to use -- Lagoon, Pear and Sunset.   My first card I ended up with more Smoothie than Sunset although there is alittle so I did a 2nd card but ran out of Ivory Ribbon --- aahh!  I went for Lagoon Seam Binding but not sure it turned out exactly as I wanted.   It's all good because my cards for this week are done and ready to mail!   On my 2nd card I added a different sentiment so it worked for the Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week - how fun!   I don't want to forget the card sketch came from SCS Verve Challenge.  Fun Sketch - lots of layers!   

 Thanks for stopping by! How Tweet of you!   Imagine the Possibilities!  

Supplies -- All CTMH - Paper Pack Dotty For You, Stamps S1207 Live Out Loud, S1206 Life Is Tweet, Ink Smoothie, Pear, Sunset, Lagoon,  Ivory Grosgrain, Seam Binding,  Opaques Pearl,  CTMH Artiste & Art Philosophy Cricut Carts 

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Happy Sunday Evening!   I hope you had a blessed day.  Tonight's been another evening of enjoying playing with all of my paper and craft goods.   I've been  --- s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g  --- this paper pack as much as I can because it's some of my FAVE of all time!  This was a Creative Basic Paper Pack called Boom-Di-Ada.  The Olive and Hollyhock are so pretty together.   Imagine how happy I was to see the challenge over at Color Dare this week was to use Hollyhock, Olive and/or Blush together.  I even still have a few scraps left for another day, LOL!    I used the MOJO Monday #254 Sketch.   Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  All CTMH - Paper - CB Boom-di-ada, Olive, Hollyhock CS,  Hollyhock Ribbon Round, Stamps Frames, Tags & Borders, Ink Hollyhock, Opaques Pearl, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

Monday, August 13, 2012

Getting There ...

This year as I've posted previously I need more "guy" cards.  I have 4 I need to send out weekly.  While that's fun, it's challenging.   Since I've been scrapping "boys" for the last 10 years you would think it would be easy to pull out those papers from the stash and come up with something.  It seems to be slightly more difficult than that although,  I'm getting better at it.   I found the last scraps of this CTMH Paper Pack - Sasparilla while looking for paper from yesterdays card and decided I would used it up.  4 cards later and I definitely think these will work for the men in my life that get cards.   This cute sketch is from this week's I Spy Challenge #28

Supplies:  All CTMH - Paper Sasparilla, Stamps Card Chatter - Sympathy, Ink Cocoa, Cocoa Ribbon Rounds, Blue Button Assortment,  Vanilla Grosgrain, Opaques Pearl

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Old and New Mix

This week's challenge at Color My Heart #11 was tricky because there were lots of colors to choose from but I couldn't seem to come up with a way that worked to mix them.   Going through my stash I found a pack of paper I've never even opened (oh my!) called Grace.   It seemed to be close to the colors I was looking to use Cocoa, Honey and instead of Barn Red I used Ruby.  The sketch is last weeks from
CPS #277.   I was playing with my Cricut Cartridge Artiste and that's where I got the ideas to cut the words.   I think this card will work well as I continue to need more guy cards.    Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  All CTMH - Paper - Grace, Ruby CS,   Organdy Ribbon Honey,  Fall Blooms,  Opaques Browns,  Cricut Cart Artiste

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Heartfelt Wishes

Whew,  everything seemed to take twice as long today as it should have, ever have one of those days?  It felt late the moment I got up and it was just because there was so much I wanted to do so I could get home as close to 5pm, have dinner and dig into my box of *NEW* CTMH goodies!  Enclosed,  my Ruby Cardstock and that's what I needed for the challenge over at Color My Heart.  The sketch is from past MOJO Monday #249 challenge.  It's been laying here on my desk,  I missed that one.  It was a good sketch to use for the Clean and Simple "Sympathy" Challenge over at Perfect Sentiments and at H2H.  This card is for a co-worker of mine who is having a rough time.  I sincerely hope life gets better soon and things get back to more normal for her. 
Supplies:  All CTMH - Cardstock - Ruby, Kraft, Cocoa;  Stamps D1455 Blessed, D1476 Card Chatter - Sympathy, Ink - Ruby, Cocoa,  CTMH Opaques Pearl & Browns,  CTMH Cocoa Ribbon Rounds,  CTMH Glitter Glitz

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

bloom and grow

Woohoo!  It was a great scrappy evening and for some reason when I saw the SYAO #28 Challenge tonight at Paper Secrets I was inspired to get scrappin'.    I had also been looking for some photos for the S.P.L.A.S.H challenge at FTS and what's better for summer photos than my flowers and bird house in my own backyard.    Page 1 is my SYAO Challenge page and it's a sketch from  PageMaps.   
Supplies -All CTMH -Paper Unforgettable, Ink Cocoa, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Ric Rac

Monday, August 6, 2012

Goodbye High School!

Ok, I just couldn't resist .... my new CTMH Avonlea Paper arrived and it's been calling my name,  LOL! I love the colors that came with it.   I'm thinking already that I might have to order another pack.  It's great colors,  especially for Fall.   Someone else also suggested it would be pretty holiday paper ... ohhh, I like that too!    Here's my layout for this week's SYAO Challenge over at Paper Secrets.   The sketch is from this month's August PageMaps.   This will be the last page in my DS Album for Jan-June 2012.  I wanted to use this picture for the August "Time Will Tell" Challenge at Scrap Our Stash

Supplies:  CTMH Avonlea Paper, Wonderland Paper,  Stamps CTMH D1257 Make It Count,   Ink CTMH Chocolate, Olive, Slate,  Buttons CTMH Green,  Opaques Gray Pearls,  Sparkles CTMH Flourishes,  Twine CTMH Grey Wool

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Party On

It's a FUN weekend at my house as my son's are home from college for a visit.  This is the first time both of them have been here at the same time in a long time so it's nice to have them back home.  Love it.  This card is for my nephew birthday.   The H2H Challenge this week was to use scraps.   I started with the CPS Sketch #276.   It's always a fun challenge to use scraps and this paper always make me smile!

CTMH Supplies:   CTMH Paper Pack Animal Cookies, Cranberry, Dutch Blue CS,  CTMH Stamps c1360 It's a Zoo, b1332 Good Times;   CTMH Ink Honey, Pear, Dutch Blue, Cranberry

Monday, July 30, 2012

Booms and Bangs!

Celebrating the 4th of July was much more fun this year since I didn't end up in a hospital with a gall bladder attack.   I actually wasn't wishing for the fireworks to be over, LOL!  Of course,  we also enjoyed some firecrackers and bottle rockets at home ... tradition here in our household.    This terrific sketch was designed by Cheryl over at Even More Scrapping.  Even though we live hundreds of miles apart, the fun thing is we've met!  We were both in FL at the same time and had a TERRIFIC time over pancakes one morning!  

The challenge over at Scrap Our Stash is "stars and stripes"!  Perfect timing for my July 4 page.  I needed a July page for the Scrap Our Month challenge at   I wanted to use the CTMH Superhero paper because it's going to retire this month and I haven't even opened the pack yet!  Figured I'd better get busy ...

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Superhero's,  CTMH Stamps July Word Puzzle, CTMH Ink Black, Cranberry, Sky,  CM Star Punch,  EK Success Zig Zag Punch

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crafty Weekend

I have lots to share with you tonight as I've had a crafty weekend .... first off ... a BIG WooHoo!! as I hit my "100 in 100" Challenge today.   It took me 37 days to do 107 crafty items.   I did cards and scrap pages!  This was such a FUN challenge and we had so much fun that we're keeping the Card-A-Day Blog group goin'.   Watch for more fun stuff coming!   This has been really motivating. 

Here is my card I forgot to post last week for the H2H Challenge for 07/16/12.   Again I was playing with some old paper scraps, this is CTMH Silhouette.  Just wanted to use some neutrals.  I'll be back to share some of the fun scrap pages I finished this weekend

Supplies:  CTMH Silhouette CB,  CTMH Stamps Card Chatter - Sympathy, CTMH Ink Desert Sand, CTMH Butterfly, Opaque Pearls and Glitz Glue


So often we get too busy to remember to appreciate when someone does something nice for us.  I often find myself thinking that late at night that I should have been more thankful for the little things .  I decided to make this week's CYAO25 cards for some gals at work who always seem to go above and beyond to help me out.  I do want them to know I really appreciate them.   The sketch this week is MOJO Monday #251.

This paper is some older CTMH scraps I had laying around from Boom-di-ada paper pack.  I really liked that Hollyhock Ric Rac from some reason,  Always look good.  Figure I better keep playing with some of the older stuff I have before all my new goodies start arriving,  LOL!   

Supplies:   CTMH Boom-Di-Ada Papers, CTMH Stamps Sophia,  CTMH Ink Cocoa, Hollyhock, Olive, Sweet Leaf,  CTMH Sparkles Pink,  CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy 

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hello Blog Friends!   I'm back and at my stamp/scrap table for more fun stuff created.   Somehow I forgot to share my card done on Wednesday (oops!).   I was inspired by this week's H2H Challenge for a "geometric" design and I went looking for a card sketch that would fit that.  I found Sweet Sunday #162 but didn't want to do square cards cuz I ran out of $.20 stamps for the extra postage and I wanted to mail off to the guys in my life so to make it work for the H2H challenge,  I just added an extra square :)

I used the CTMH Majestic Blues Paper and matching inks to try for a monochromatic "guy" card after I saw all the great monochromatic ideas over at Card A Day Blog.  I'm not sure that Lagoon color qualifies for blue but it went with the paper and I figured they knew more than me, LOL!    Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  CTMH Majestic Blues Paper Pack,  CTMH Stamps D1471 Cruisin',  CTMH Ink Moonstruck, Lagoon, Juniper,  CTMH Opaques Pearl,  CTMH Glitz Glitter

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

life is tweet

Hello from Pennsylvania!  I'm traveling this week for work but fortunately I had some extra time this weekend to get some fun stuff posted to my blog.  I really like how this card came out.  I think I'm going to have to dig for some more of these acrylic card bases because I sure am having a good time using them up.  TIPDon't take the plastic covering off until you are ready to adhere.   I had to keep wiping finger prints off as I moved and laid out the papers.  

I used the i{heart}2stamp sketch and did another Color Challenge card for the Color My Heart color challenge for this week :  Orange, Green and Purple.   I had just enough scraps from an older paper pack of CTMH Enchanted to get this card done.   I used the June SOTM "Life Is Tweet".   I don't have July yet and love the birds in the June one so I'm sure I'll play more with those ... stay tuned! 

Supplies:  All CTMH - Paper Enchanted,  Cardstock Garden Green,  Stamps "Make My Day",  Ink Petal, Garden Green,  Green Ribbon Round, Sparkles from Red/Purple Pack,  Glitter Glitz, Darice Dots emboss folder,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart

Monday, July 9, 2012

bow wow

Happy Monday!   I thought it only appropriate to post my card for the Friday Sketch Challenge since I'm already dreaming of Friday.   Not sure what's up  (maybe hot sunny days?) but I sure don't feel like working lately.   I'd rather play, LOL!  I like my job,  don't get me wrong I 'm just not ready for Monday.   

These colors were inspired by the Color My Heart Challenge this week to use Orange, Green and Purple or a combination of those.   Don't worry!  I have another card coming with the Purple.  You wouldn't think I would forget my favorite color?!   As you know if you've read my blog in the last few days,  I'm going to need masculine cards from now on ... this is the start.  It was perfect since it was the challenge over at Card A Day Blog for this month.   I'm also glad to say I dug these acrylic cards out of my stash for the goal of "100 in 100" I'm working on right now!   

Stay Inspired!  

Supplies:   All CTMH - Paper Felicity,  Cardstock Cocoa,  Stamps A Bow Wow, Ink Cocoa, Garden Green,  Opaques Mocha,  Cocoa Ribbon Rounds,  Acrylic Cards 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cleveland in the Spring

This month's Scrap Fun on our Friends that Scrap Group was a "Scrap Sundae".   You got to pick all the yummy goodness for a Sundae and then a list was sent of what lined up with each item.   My 2nd page of the layout is my Sundae special however I used the sketch from H2H Sketch Challenge so I had a complete layout for these picts.   I really like the way it turned out to show off these fun Spring picts. 

Supplies:  CTMH Crystal Blue, Cocoa, Bamboo, Desert Sand,  Stamps CTMH Wonderful Charms B1265, Aspiration C1340,  Ink Bamboo, Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Cocoa,  CTMH Cork Letters,  CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy,  CTMH Rub Ons

Friday, July 6, 2012

Great Grads

TGIF Scrappy Friends!   I always love weekends especially when I'm looking forward to some Scrap time and I think Saturday will have some spots for playing with pictures :)    This is my SYAO22 for our challenge over at Paper Secrets.    I couldn't resist scrapping this graduation picture first as it's the "official" one of my baby getting his HS diploma!  So proud of him and now he's off to college in 2 weeks so I'm sure there will be lots of layouts of moving day coming soon.

Supplies:  Background paper is ??? Misc,  CS from CTMH Desert Sand, Bamboo, White,  Green is CM,  CTHH Just Blooms White,  CTMH Sparkles,  Misc Gingham Ribbon, Graduation Stickers,  CTMH Green Assortment Buttons,  CTMH Chipboard Swirls,  CTMH Sweet Leaf Ink,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Send Off

Today my nephew was sworn into the Navy about 0600 this morning!  I know he'll be great but it was so hard I'm sure for my Sis to think that her oldest baby is 18 and ready to go off to boot camp.   I'm praying and sending lots of positive vibes he'll love it.  He was excited and will be in Chicago for the next 6 weeks, then Connecticut.

My card sketch came from this week's Freshly Made Sketches and I found a fun new blogspot to follow for some great CTMH color challenges - Color My Heart. This week it was to take a current paper pack and add a color. I chose Florentine and added Barn Red. I really liked how it turned out. I got the idea from the Pals Paper Arts color Challenge.

Supplies: CTMH Paper Florentine, CS Barn Red, Cocoa, Stamps CTMH c1454 Horizon, Ink CTMH Barn Red, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Cocoa, Goldrush, CTMH Opaques Mocha, CTMH Brads

Christmas in July

Happy Holidays ... Happy Holidays!   Lots of folks must be thinking of the countdown to Christmas because our SCS Blog Hop Challenge for this week was holiday and the gals over at Paper Players were thinking Christmas in July.   Also, one of my stamping friends Patty was just named to the Design Team for the 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown so I've added it to my weekly challenge list and hope to get some inspiration going to get Holiday cards done early!   I've lots to do for me and Mom so that should work out Great. 

I'm very pleased how my first holiday card turned out,  usually the first design is not one I'm keeping but this is the MOJO Monday 248 Sketch and I think it came out nice!   It's good to have 10 more cards done for the 100 in 100 Challenge I'm doing over on SCS!   Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Mistletoe,  CS Cranberry, Olive,  Stamps:  CTMH December Word Puzzle (D1313),  CTMH Opaques Pearl, CTMH Ribbon Mistletoe,  Stickles Xmas Red

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

She's a Grand Ole' Flag

"...she's a high flyin' flag and forever in peace may she wave.  She's the emblem of, the land I love, the home of the free and the brave.  Every heart beats true for the Red, White and Blue ..." 

 Happy, Happy July 4th!   I hope you're having a fun and relaxing holiday.   It's been great here.   Last night we went to see fireworks in our hometown and today has been a rest and relax kind of day.  Of course, for me that meant time to play with stamps and paper :)   Always a good time for that!  

This card sketch is this week's CPS 272 sketch challenge.  It was perfect for my Patriotic card for the H2H Challenge and the Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week and of course to celebrate our Nation's Birthday!  Definitely counting Lucky Stars! 

Supplies:  CTMH CS Outdoor Denim,  Cranberry, Honey, White,  CTMH Stamps c1311 Lucky Stars,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Honey,  CTMH Organdy White Ribbon,  CTMH Glitz Glitter,  CTMH Sparkles,  Darice Stars Emboss Folder

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I am so happy ...

yes, I'm very happy to be home and relaxing this weekend after lots of travel the last few weeks.  I'm really happy to be at my Scrap/Stamp desk and crafting away.   This card didn't turn out exactly as I pictured however sometimes "done is done".    This is my 2nd installment for the 100 in 100 SCS Challenge.   It's a great way to continue to use stash.  I made 10 of these cards.   The sketch is from June Page Maps and is this week's Paper Secrets CYAO21 Challenge card. 

Supplies:  Paper - CTMH Dotty for You,  CTMH Stamps c1364 TLC,  a1113 A Game,  CTMH Ink Cocoa, Smoothie, Lagoon,  CTMH Opaque Pearl, CTMH Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue

Saturday, June 23, 2012


It's that time again for me to post my SYAO21 challenge for this week.  The challenge and sketch came from Paper Secrets

I love this CTMH Paper Pack - Enchanted.  It's from a few years ago and the colors are great!   It was the perfect paper to use for my Kick Off Page to 100/100 Challenge. 

One of the Gals on SCS, Mindy (scs: Mindykid) started a challenge to do 100 cards in 100 days and not buy any additional crafting supplies until the 100 projects were completed.   The Group started early June.   I decided this was a GREAT challenge however I was going to start June 23 and finish September 30.   It would give me a chance to get through all the Graduation fun before trying to start a craft challenge.   It is going to be tricky though because already I'm out-of-town this weekend for Jord's Graduation Open House and then most of next week for work.  Oh well,  if it were easy it wouldn't be a challenge!    Happy Crafting!

Supplies:  CTMH Enchanted Paper & Stickease,  Ink CTMH Garden Green,  Ribbon CTMH Creme Brulee

Monday, June 18, 2012

Reunion - Layout #3

I decided to do all of my Reunion Pages using Typeset papers.  I'm not sure why I originally started out with these and I think at this point I would have liked Florentine better but I like how they all look similar in my album.   Do you ever use the same papers for multiple pages?    I probably have picts for 3 more layouts and I ordered an extra pack of Typeset before it retires so I'm good to go.   Page #1 is from this week's SYAO20 Challenge over at Paper Secrets.   I can't believe it's week 20 and I'm still in it  ... love that it's helping get pages done! 

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Typeset,  CTMH Stamps Bingo Alpha,  CTMH Ink Creme Brulee, Juniper, Cocoa,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart,  CTMH Button Assortment Greens, Holiday

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dreaming of Snow, LOL!

Well,  this definitely wasn't the page I was expecting to share with you today but I came across a fun Blog Hop at Creative Scrappers.  I signed on about 8:30 pm and this challenge was only "open" until 9:15 pm so I had 45 minutes to come up with an idea for the sketch.  Wow!  I've never scrapped a page so quickly but it was LOTS of fun trying to finish it up.  I'll go back later and add some stamping and maybe some glitter to my title letters.  This pict is the Polar Bear at the Cincinnati Zoo. 
Supplies:  CTMH Wonderland Paper Pack, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart, Misc Ribbon & charms

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 ...