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

Wonderful!

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

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.