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 

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 ...