Saturday, January 14, 2012

life is good!

Woohoo! Today is our first Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop for 2012! Thanks for stopping by. If you're hopping with us today, you should have come here from Heather's Blog. Don't worry, if you didn't, you can always just start here and hop to the next great inspiration! As most of you know, I rarely do single pages as I'm a double page layout gal because I want them to match up. Today's layout though is for the FIRST page of my personal 2012 Scrapbook. I scrap all sorts of fun stuff I do hoping that someday, one of my grandchildren will want to know all about me and my life. Yup, these picts were just taken last week and I thought they were perfect to get my book started. I was inspired by a challenge on SB.Com for this month's Lyrics challenge which was to use a Katy Perry Song Title. I chose "A Cup

of Coffee" and snapped these picts with that in mind... I love coffee! I also did this page for the SB.Com Challenge, for "One Month at a Time" to scrap January Pictures, hand write the journaling and use a list. It really worked perfect with this page. I used up my CTMH Roxie Paper with this layout. I really like the new paper packs and how they're designed. I used up all of the paper and feel good that I won't have any lingering pieces in my stash that I need to use up again. My books will be fresh at all times with current papers. I love that idea. Well, the next stop on the Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop is Deb's Blog. I'm sure she's got a great project, page or card to show off for us this month. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: All CTMH Roxie Paper Pack, Roxie Stickease, Stardust Glitz, Bling Buttons, Opposites Attract Cricut Cartridge

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


OK, I have to admit ... I'm not missing the white stuff {"snow"} all that much. I do love stamping snowmen, snowflakes and other winter scenes but to get out and drive and work in it - un-unh... just not on my fun list. Tonight however, the pretty CTMH Wonderland papers were calling to me. It did make a very pretty card and the blues and purples are always great colors to play with ... I just felt a little guilty stamping a snow scene on a cool 50 degree night and wishing it would stay that way for all of winter. Maybe we could just have snowflakes ... inside ... on cards? Yeah, NO! I know it's not going to happen but a gal can dream. So this card is my tribute to a Non-Winter, LOL!

The sketch is this week's MOJO Monday #223. I also found a stamp that had not seen ink yet for the H2H Challenge this week! Stay Inspired!

Supplies: All CTMH - Paper Pack Wonderland, Petal CS, Stamps Winter Joy, Ink Chocolate, Sparkles & Bitty Sparkles, Snowflakes were cut with CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy

Stay Inspired

This past New Years Eve found me in a hotel traveling back home from a visit with family. We had such a great time together and of course as you've seen me mention, welcoming my new niece Sarah to the family. As I was thinking about all of the posts about New Years Resolutions and if I wanted to have some, I decided that I wanted to have "goals" instead of Resolutions. I was also searching for my "WORD" of the year. I had originally thought it would be "committed" because there were several areas of my life I wanted to be more committed to but that night as I checked in, I changed my mind. The key card said "Stay Inspired" and that my friends became my "WORD" (s) of the year. I loved that phrase, it sounded so much more positive! It also really felt like it fit all of the areas of my life, even my passion for stamping and scrapbooking! So I wish you a good 2012 and encourage you to Stay Inspired!

The sketch is from this week's Let's Scrap Sketch Challenge.

Supplies: All CTMH - Paper Pack - Jingle, Stamps - Doodle Alpha, He Said/She Said, Ink - Black, Cricut Cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy, Cricut Cartridge Pooh Font

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012! Welcome to a New Year! I loved the holidays but sure glad to be back crafting. Let the fun begin for a new year. Tonight I worked late so didn't have time for alot other than getting some cards done for my Card Angel Sisters. I know it's supposed to warm up here in Ohio and the snow might melt but it's January so I'm thinking ... flakes and hearts. After all it's almost February, my favorite holiday month for Valentines!

I used sketch #15 from Freshly Made Sketches. It was just perfect for showing off the pretty new CTMH Winter paper I have "Wonderland". I found some lace in my PIF box that went wonderfully and I scoured my Scrap/Stamp/Office for some Vellum to complete the Perfect Sentiments #13 only to realize it didn't turn out as sparkly as I like Valentines. I have 1 little piece of Vellum left, I just might have to try again this weekend for another look but here's my first one! Enjoy!

Supplies: Paper - CTMH Wonderland; Ink - CTMH Grey Wool, Petal; Stamps - CTMH Winter Joy; CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart, MM Snowflake Brads; Crystal Stickles

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 ...