Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Wish

I've had my kids here for the holidays and it's been wonderful.  Unfortunately today they had to go back to work/college.  I'll miss them but I do wish a Happy 2014 for them as they continue their studies.   I did have time to play after they left so I used the MOJO Monday #325.   I also dug out an "older" CTMH paper pack "Evensong."    This was the first Christmas paper I used from CTMH for Christmas cards and I've used their Christmas papers ever since :)  

Supplies:  CTMH Olive CS, Evensong DSP,  CTMH Stamps D1320 Shining Star,  D1313 Word Puzzle, Ink CTMH Cranberry, Olive,  Red Sparkle Ribbon,  CTMH Glitter Glitz

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joy and Noel

Peace on Earth ...Snowflakes and Warm Wishes, LOL!   Just me playing with my CTMH washi tapes again.  I love these colors -- especially Juniper!   This is MOJO Monday Sketch #322.  I thought this card might work for any I missed at Christmas ... ever have that?  

Count Down On ....

Supplies:  CTMH CS Ruby,  CTMH Stamps S1309 Poster Tidings, CTMH Ink Juniper, CTMH Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape, CTMH Silver Sparkle Ribbon, CTMH Glitter Glitz, Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Wow ... I'm not sure where the Fall went but I sure wasn't blogging!   It does feel good to be back and I really enjoyed the afternoon as I finished wrapping some presents for family and made more Christmas Cards.   I have all of the ones for this year signed, sealed and ready for the USPS but I was in the mood for some Christmas music and stamping.   This sketch is MOJO Monday #323

 Count Down On ...

Supplies:  CTMH Z1473 Die-Cut Cards White Daisy,  CS CTMH Ruby, Juniper, Whisper,  CTMH Sparkle and Shine DSP, CTMH Stamps C1567 Santa Claus,  CTMH Ink Ruby, Juniper, Whisper,  CTMH Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape, CTMH Ruby Mini Medley Twine

Friday, August 2, 2013

Look Whoos Here ...

Fun, Fun!   I actually got quite a few scrap pages done in late July which is good since I still have LOTS of pictures to create pages for.   This is one of my favorite as I got the opportunity to go to CTMH Convention and Jeanette Lynton, Founder and CEO of CTMH was interviewed during the last day of the event.   She's such an Inspiration!   What a great business lady!    This week at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #54 we're using Champagne or Cashmere with your choice of colors.  I've been using Cashmere for my convention pages and on this one I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.   If you haven't seen the images yet, be sure to check it out - AWESOME! 

Happy Friday!

Supplies:  CTMH CS Cashmere, Honey, Black, Cranberry, Juniper,  CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge,

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Excitement is Building!

Woohoo!  It's almost CTMH New Idea Book Time ... tick, tick, tick until August 1!  Today I've grabbed some fun leftovers from convention from the new paper pack Sarita.

Happy Monday and What a FUN challenge we have for you today at ABC Challenge Blog #38!  Grab your closest scraps and come up with a quick and easy card.  It doesn't even have to be quick and easy but scraps are everywhere and they make really cute cards.   Tonight I was scrappin' so I just grabbed the leftovers and put them together for a card - nice!    I hope you'll come and play this week ....

Supplies:  CTMH Sarita, CTMH Stamps M1029 A True Thank You, CTMH Ink Gypsy, Outdoor Denim, CTMH Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape, CTMH Sparkles

Friday, July 26, 2013

To Infinity ...

and BEYOND!  Woohoo,  it's once again Friday and I'm here showing off our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #53 color choice for this week -- Gypsy, Blush and Sorbet.   These colors worked perfectly for the photos I was scrapping of a fun visit to Disney Hollywood Studios.   My youngest DS stood in line for over an hour to see Buzz LightYear and Woody, LOL!   It doesn't surprise me though because we watched that movie when he was growing up enough times to quote it all by heart.  What fun memories.   I can even remember one Christmas ... it was all Buzz LightYear.

Supplies:  CTMH CS Slate, Gypsy, Blush and Sorbet,  CTMH Stamps Picture Perfect, CTMH Ink Slate, Black,  CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artiste

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Favorite

Yup ... Fridays!   Hope it's a good one for you!   This week included some travel for work and it just makes the work seem longer so it's time to CELEBRATE Friday!  

What could be a better way to enjoy the day than with our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #52.  This week we're rockin' the colors of Twilight, Ruby and Olive.   I also grabbed my CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and used the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge #8 - the "G" Key. 

Happy Weekend!

Supplies:  CTMH CS Twilight, Ruby, Chocolate and Olive,  CTMH Stamps D1548 Whooo's Your Valentine,  CTMH Ink Twilight, Ruby, Olive,  CTMH Chocolate Stripe Ribbon,  CTMH Bronze Glitz

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Holiday Happiness!

Christmas in July! The countdown is on I guess, LOL! I'm not sure I was in the mood for the holiday yet as I've really been enjoying Summer but it's good to start getting ideas for cards. This card was for last week's Christmas Challenge at ABC Challenges.  The sketch is this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday and I used the fun accent from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge for the Rose Blossom challenge this week.  
Supplies:  CTMH Cranberry CS, Gold Glitter CS,  Pear and Partridge Paper Pack, Stamps CTMH Christmas, CTMH Ink Olive, CTMH Button Assortment Green, CTMH Opaques Pearl

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hello Sunshine

It's Friday ... it's good!   Come on over this weekend and check out the Color My Heart #51 Color Challenge - Bamboo, Desert Sand and... your choice.   I chose Honey.  This cute sketch is for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #94 and I chose honey with these color for the Twist of Faith Challenge #45- make it about the sunset.   Back from a long week of travel for work and the weather was terrible so it's good to be home and hiding in the craft room!  

Supplies:  CTMH Desert Sand, Bamboo CS,  Honey DSP,  CTMH Stamps C1540 Hello Blooms, CTMH Ink Desert Sand, Bamboo,  CTMH Buttons Assortment,  Darice Dot EB Folder,  CTMH Artiste Cricut Cart

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another Sneak Peak ... Laughing Lola

Tick...tick...tick....August 1 just can't get here soon enough, LOL!  A few more scraps and a Cute sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and "viola" ... I also used the "K" key again for the challenge over at Rose Blossom Blog Challenge #7.   Hope you're not tired of Laughing Lola yet,  I hope to show off some of the pages in the Mini-Book we made at Convention!

Supplies:  CTMH Laughing Lola Paper,  Lagoon, Slate, CS, Brown Glitter,  CTMH D1548 Whooo's Your Valentine, CTMH Ink Lagoon,  CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge, CTMH Slate Washi Tape,  Darice Chevron EB Folder

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sneak Peak ... Laughing Lola

oooohhhhh ...   it's always fun to see what's new and fun coming soon.  I got to play at Convention with the new CTMH paper Laughing Lola coming out in the next catalog.  It has such great colors.  I  had just a few scraps left from a CUTE mini-book we made with diecuts from the new CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  Tonight I was able to make it work with the few pieces I had left. 

The sketch is MOJO Monday #300  (Congrats Mojo for 300!),   I stamped the square background for the challenge at Twist of Faith this week.   I also used the "K" Key for the fun challenge at the Rose Blossom.  It cuts a really cute spiky circle and butterfly.  

Supplies:  CTMH Laughing Lola, CTMH Glitter Paper Browns,  CTMH Stamps B1548 Whooo's Your Valentine,  CTMH Ink Lagoon,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge,

Friday, July 5, 2013

Surf's Up!

Woohoo!  Surf's Up Babe!   I absolutely adore looking at these pictures.   We had such a fantastic time in May on vacation.   We enjoyed staying at the beach and even got to have my nephews join us.  We spent one morning shell hunting and splashing along in the surf.   Great Time!  

If you're following us on Color My Heart Color Dare you know we're on Challenge #50 this week! This week we are celebrating Surf's Up!  If you don't have this paper pack,  just select some colors that are close and play along.   We'd love to have you join us.   I have lots more picts to scrap of our time at the beach so you'll see this paper pack again ... LOL!   Surf's Up Babe!   The sketch is from Nuts About Sketches #270.

Supplies: CTMH Surf's Up Paper Pack, CTMH Stamps C1544 Surfs Up CTMH Inks Sorbet, Honey, Crystal Blue, Bamboo, CTMH Sparkle Blues, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge,  EK Success Wave Border Punch

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Land of the Free!

Happy 4th July America!  How blessed we are to enjoy freedom, a democratic government and an abundance of blessings we so often take for granted.   To all those that have fought (and died) for our freedom - Thank You!   What a great country!   In our area, we enjoyed fireworks last night which was good since it's rained most of the day today.   We had a BBQ and I even enjoyed some stampin' and scrappin' time.   

My card is the sketch from this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.   God Bless America!

Supplies:  CTMH Outdoor Denim, Ruby, Browns Glitter CS,  CTMH D1576 Home of the Brave, CTMH Ink Ruby, Outdoor Denim, MS Gold,  CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, CMTH Browns Sparkles, Misc Ribbon

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ahhhh .... Holiday Time

I LOVE ... LOVE....LOVE the evenings before a holiday ... or in other words .... a day off!  Woohoo!  It feels like Friday but even better, it's Wednesday and tomorrow is going to be a fun day of scrapping, stamping and celebrating!   Yay Freedom, what a GREAT Blessing to Celebrate :)

Tonight, though it was time to scrap ...  I was playing in a challenge over at Friends That Scrap to create pages from a lovely picture of lavenders and pinks.  The layout is inspired from a Scraplift Challenge at   These are some picts I snapped on a trip in Louisville.   It was such a beautiful Spring day!

Supplies:  CTMH Daydream Paper Pack,  CTMH Pink Button Assortment, Cricut Cart April Showers

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This Week It's a Celebration for Freedom

Happy Canada Day ...
(a little late)!  
 I hope my Canadian friends had fun celebrating July 1.  It's so great we live in countries that are free.   For this card I used CTMH Strong and Free.   The sketch is from this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday.   I really liked the sketch and hope to get a chance to use it again soon.  

Supplies:  CTMH Cardstock Slate, Black, Whisper and Cranberry,  CTMH Stamps D1575 Strong and Free, CTMH Ink Slake, Black and Cranberry,  CTMH Slate Washi Tape,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge,   Misc Ribbon and Brads

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gettin' Inky

This weekend I had the WONDERFUL Opportunity to spend time at the CTMH Convention - WOW!  If you've never attended a stamping convention - definitely if you get a chance, GO!   It was so much fun and I worked on lots of fun projects (can you say Mini Book), scrap pages and some adorable Cards!   Coming soon .... coming soon!   

This week our challenge for ABC Challenge #35 is to Just Get Inky --- Anything Goes!  Now how hard is that?   Not very -- come and play!  

This was another card I did for Swaps at Convention!   I put my Blog Address in with all the cards so if you've just come to my blog from the info at Convention, be sure to give me a "shout out" in the comments so I can say "Hello" again!   

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Claire,  CTMH Stamps Hello Blooms,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Sunset,  CTMH Button Assortment Pink,  CTMH Outdoor Denim Ribbon

Sunday, June 30, 2013

More Scrappin'

What?!  Two in One Week ... YUP!  This is my 2nd Scrap layout for this week.  I did make a few of these pages to swap at Convention, woohoo!  This wasn't my favorite paper pack but it ended up working well with photos from my Mom's Retirement Party.   So happy the pages are in the book.  It was a special time since I could be there for my Mom. 

Supplies:  CTMH Avonlea, CTMH Ink Chocolate,  CTMH Stamps It's a Party, Sans Serif Capitals, CTMH Black & Gray Assortment Buttons, CTMH Silver Dot Ribbon,

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Family Time ... It's All Good

Wow!  Actually got some Scrap Time this week ... so very happy!  These adorable picts are from a recent visit we had with family.   What a great, great time.  So glad we could catch up.  I'm always amused to watch the cousins interact.   They sure do love my youngest DS.   This layout is from the Current CTMH Ideabook.   It was very fun!   I made this page for layout swaps at Convention other than I changed up my 1st page slightly for one for myself.

Supplies:  CTMH Claire, CTMH Stamps,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Sunset, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, CTMH Outdoor Denim Ribbon

Friday, June 28, 2013

You Did It!

Happy Friday!   This last weekend we were celebrating a Grad Party for a very special gal!  Way to go Aimee :)   My Grad Card went perfectly with this week's Color My Heart Color Dare #49 Challenge - Cranberry  and Pacifica.   They are also great colors for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday cards and layouts!   Come and play!  

Let's see what you can come up with.   My Sketch is MOJO Monday #295.  

Supplies: CTMH Pacifica, Cranberry CS, CTMH Elemental DSP, CTMH Stamps C1351 You Did It, CTMH Ink Cranberry, Pacifica, Slate, CTMH Slate Washi Tape, CTMH Black Assortment Buttons

Monday, June 24, 2013

Convention Swap Cards Post #3 ....

Just a quick post to show of my CTMH Convention Card #3 .... It's All About Red, White and Blue! I am heading out early as I have work travel this week so I hope to be back this week to show off more of my Convention Swap Cards!

This week at ABC Challenges #34 it's a Color Challenge!   Great timing since both Canada and the US will be celebrating independence in the next couple weeks!   I used MOJO Monday #298 for the sketch!   It's also Red, White and Blue Challenge over at Get Inky this week.  Enjoy!

CTMH Cardstock Outdoor Denim, Whisper, Cranberry,  CTMH Stamps Home of the Brave,  CTMH Ink Cranberry, Whisper,  Outdoor Denim,  CTMH Sparkle Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just A Note

Next week this time we'll be enjoying CTMH Convention and get our first looks at the new catalog coming out July 1.  Fun, fun!   This week at Color My Heart Color Dare #48 is to use the colors -- Topiary and Sunset.    We look forward to see what you come up with,  come and play!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Claire, Topiary,  CTMH Stamps B1398 Just for You,  CTMH Ink Sunset, Topiary,  CTMH Green Button Assortment,  CTMH Opaques Pearl,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Convention Swap Sharing #2

One day closer to Close To My Heart Convention time!  I've been busy using up "bulk" papers for swap cards and I had a few sheets left of Avonlea.   One of my favorite Art Philosophy Cricut Cart cuts is the butterfly.  This card inspiration was from SCS FS Stamper challenge.

Supplies:  CTMH Avonlea, Slate, Chocolate CS,  CTMH Stamps The Best Things, CTMH Ink Olive, Slate, CTMH Washi Tape,  CTMH Opaques Pearl

Monday, June 17, 2013

Convention Swap Sharing #1

Woohoo!  The countdown is on for Close To My Heart Convention.  I've been having a good time getting cards and scrap pages done for swapping.   This is my card for this week's ABC challenge Blog for Summertime fun!  The sketch is from MOJO Monday #271.   I was using up some Hooligan's paper I had.  More to come ... 

Supplies:  CTMH Hooligans, Pear CS,  Stamps CC1020 It's Your Day, CTMH Ink Slate,  CTMH Black Button Assortment, Bulk White Ribbon

Friday, June 14, 2013

I Am ...

So Happy!  It's time once again for our Color My Heart Color Dare #47 Challenge. 
This week our Challenge is to use HONEY . This color is definitely a great golden yellow color to create with and it worked perfectly with the daisy flower stamps.   It's been awhile since I had out that stamp set.   The Sketch is this week's Retro Sketches #66 (w/ a tilt, LOL).   All good!  




I hope you're feeling like celebrating Sunshine and "Honey" color and will come and play at CMH this week!
Supplies:  CTMH paper Buzz and Bumble, CTMH Spring, CTMH Ink Honey, Slate, Black,  CTMH Slate Satin Ribbon, CTMH Slate Washi Tape,  CTMH Black Buttons

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Yup ... Still Scrappin!


I can't believe how long it's been since I've added a scrap page to my blog!  I definitely have still been scrappin'.  Perhaps not as much as I've been busy traveling and when home had some card projects but my albums are filling up nicely.   This is a scraplift page from  My youngest DS and GF at Easter.   Aren't they a cute couple?  :)  

Supplies:   CTMH Chantilly Paper Pack,  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, CTMH Chantilly Chipboard, CTMH Ric Rac Ribbon Rounds,  Big Brads

Wow, I'm Early ...

somewhat least I have my Dad's day card ready in time to mail timely this year.  Thanks to the challenge over at Rose Blossom Garden to use page 75 in the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge.   My Dad always chuckles that I make his card.   He says they are just as lovely as when I was 4 or 5 and made cards for him, haha!   I'm sure those might have been a little more colorful,  I loved my purple crayon. 

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Avonlea, Slate, Olive, Whisper, Vanilla, Chocolate CS,  CTMH Black/Grey Button Assortment, Seam Binding,  CTMH Bitty Sparkles

Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Gonna be a GREAT Day

Hello to a new week!  Welcome Monday.   This week over at ABC Challenge Blog we're enjoying making cards with Animals.  At first I was sure I didn't have any stamps with animals but ... wow, I guess I surprised myself because I sure did.  When I found this one, I couldn't resist.  I don't get it out too often but it's SO cute!  Of course, I think hedgehogs are only cute on cards, hunh?    I'm sure if you look you'll find you have several animal stamps as well so dig them out and come and join the fun!

The sketch is from this week's Viva La Verve Sketch over at SCS. 

Supplies:  CTMH Paper TopStitch, CTMH Stamps D1423 Happy Forever, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Baby Pink, CTMH Ribbon Rounds Chocolate, CTMH Brads

Friday, June 7, 2013

Oh Yeah ...

It's FRIDAY!   You know here on my Blog we celebrate Fridays!   It's a FUN day of the week,  first evening of the weekend AND it's time for our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #46.   This week we're celebrating Yellow, Orange and Pink!  Yup, pick your favorites!   It's the PERFECT Week for this color challenge as it's time to play with all those luscious CTMH DreamPop Paper you got!   At least it was for me....

This is MOJO Monday 296 sketch AND this is my first 20 cards for CTMH Convention :)
Supplies:  CTMH DreamPop Paper,  CTMH Stamps S1206 Life is Tweet, CTMH Ink Honey,  Slate,  CTMH Slate Washi Tape,  CTMH Pink Button Assortment, CTMH Sparkles

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's a Drive By ...

VVVrrrooomm!!   Just a quick stop to remind you that this week at ABC Challenges we're showing off Masculine Cards!   My DH and Youngest son lately have been definitely Crazy for Cars!    I guess it's that time of year!  Also be sure to stop by and Check out the Crafty Girls Blog Hop and check out the cards!           Supplies:  CTMH:  Paper Pack Cruisin',  CTMH Stamps Fast and Furious,  CTMH Ink Cranberry, Black,       

Monday, June 3, 2013

Here I Come

M-O-N-D-A-Y!   It's here!   I had such a fun weekend I was actually bumming about going back to work already, LOL!   It's Happy New Year for our company,  our new fiscal year starts today.   This card is for my Boss.   We're moving teams around at work so he's not going to be my boss for much longer and I wanted to tell him how much I appreciated all of his help this year.   He's a good guy and I'm going to miss him.

I started with MOJO Monday Challenge #295.  This is also for this week's ABC Challenge #31!  Woot! Woot!  It's time to make cards for Guys in our lives!   Let's see what you can come up with!   Come and play!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Pack Cruisin',  CTMH Stamps D1541 Fast and Furious, CTMH Ink Slake,  CTMH Polka Dot Slate Ribbon, CTMH Button Assortment Black

Friday, May 31, 2013

Dream .... POP

It's Friday ... can I get a Woop!  Woop!

OOOOOhhhhhh ....  I LOVE this paper!  The colors are SO FUN!   I loved that this week the challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #45 - is DreamPop!  I hope you have as much fun using your packs as I've had using mine :)    Come and Play!  

Supplies:  CTMH DreamPop Paper, CTMH Ink Slate, CTMH Bling

Saturday, May 25, 2013

We Remember ...

            Today we remember our Hero's by supporting
              OWH Blog Hop!   Thanks for stopping by ...

Friday, May 24, 2013


oh yeah, it's Friday, oh yeah, it's Friday!  

This week especially it's fun to celebrate Friday since we are super excited at Color My Heart Color Dare to celebrate our color challenge for this week - Juniper and Crème Brulee.   We're also getting ready to support OWH Blog Hop this weekend - How FUN is that!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see my card for the Hop!   You'll enjoy all the great creations I'm sure. 

This sketch is from this week's Retro Sketches #44.

Have a Fun Holiday Weekend! 

Supplies:  All CTMH

Monday, May 20, 2013

It's Ok ... it's Monday

Happy Monday to you!  I had a great weekend crafting since my allergies went crazy when the tree pollen count skyrocketed Friday.   Oh well,  I had been wanting to get some cards and layouts done and that's just what happened.   I actually scrapped more than stamped because it was SCS VSBN Scrap Challenges.   Not sure if you've ever had time
to check out the Scrap Challenges at SCS but they're
a great chance to be inspired to Scrap!   My card today is using colors from this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #43. The challenge is to use Cranberry, Honey and Outdoor Denim.   I added a flower to my card for the H2H Flower Challenge and stamped my background for the ABC Card Challenge this week. 

I hope you have a fun and crafty week ahead! 

Supplies:  CTMH CS Cranberry, CTMH Ink Honey, Cranberry,  CTMH Stamps CC1020 It's Your Day, CTMH Buttons, CTMH Ribbon, CTH Sparkles

Friday, May 17, 2013

Another Friday of Fun!

I love Friday's ,  esp this week.  I was on vacation last week as it is almost as if you need vacation to recover from vacation, LOL!   What's so incredibly fun is that we had a TERRIFIC time being away and are already looking forward to more family fun together soon.   It reminded me of last year and my Nephew's Graduation Party.   He went into the Navy so I wanted to use the fun CTMH Tommy Papers to scrap the pictures.   This week's Color My Heart Color Dare #43 Inspiration was JUST PERFECT - Cranberry, Honey and Outdoor Denim!    I hope you will come and play!

 Supplies:   CTMH Tommy Paper Pack & Stickease,  Ink CTMH Honey, Outdoor Denim,  CTMH Sparkles Red

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wow ... 25 Years!

This week was a fun week.  We spent it on Vacation with our family at Disney and the Beach.   It was also our 25th Wedding Anniversary and I made this card for my DH.   It was really fun colors from the new CTMH DreamPop (May) Specialty paper.   The card was CASE'd from a fun card I saw on the CTMH DreamPop Blog Hop.   My DH Loved it. 

This week at ABC Challenge Blog Card challenge is to make a Wedding or Anniversary Card.  It was perfect timing, just perfect for DH.   I hope you will come and play!

Supplies:  CTMH Dream Pop,  CTMH Stamps Word Bubbles, CTMH Ink Slate,  Misc Glitter Ribbon, CTMH Twine, CTMH Sparkles

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello Vacation!

Hello from Florida!   This was a wonderful week as I had the opportunity to be on vacation with my family for a week in Florida.   What is even better, we got to spend time with extended family who live here.  We've had 80+ degrees and sunshine every day.  What a blessing!

Today's fun Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #42 is to use Hollyhock, Blush and Cotton Candy.  It's a great time to use the lovely CTMH pinks for Mother's Day!

I hope you'll come and play along ...

Supplies:  CTMH CS Slate, Hollyhock, Blush, DreamPop Slate, CTMH Stamps, CTMH Ink Hollyhock, Slate, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Hollyhock Ric Rac, Big Brads and CTMH Sparkles

Friday, May 3, 2013

I'm Back feels like I've been gone F-O-R-E-V-A-H ... at least from my blog!  But "Happy News",  I'm back!   Last week I was in Arizona all week for work so while it was work, it still was beautiful.  My first time there, hopefully, not my last.

This week,  our Color My Heart #41 Color Challenge - Use Cocoa, Saddle and 1 other Color.  The truth is, I don't have any Saddle so I used Cocoa, Kraft and 1 other color - Honey.  This is a fun challenge so come and play!   Come on,   you can use Cocoa (browns) and another color ... I know you can!  

Supplies:   Cardstock CTMH Cocoa, Kraft, Vanilla, Honey;   CTMH Stamps D1543 Country Born;  CTMH Ink Cocoa, Honey,   CTMH Ribbon Dark Chocolate Stripe,   CTMH Sparkles 

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Horizons

Wow, it's been really busy at my Day Job and it's sucking all the creative life out of me at night...well, actually, it's not leaving any time to create when you're traveling or gone most days.  Aahhh,  guess it's just that time of year.   I'm not complaining as I love my job but it does put a little crimp in the creative process, LOL!  

Several of my team members were offered an early retirement and they're ecstatic getting ready to move on to the next phase.   Good for them but I'll miss several of them.   This is for one of the guys on my team.  I know he's planning lots of time for sailing.   It goes perfect for a "guy" card this week for our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #39 - Outdoor Denim, Gypsy and Sky.   The card sketch is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #182.

Supplies:   CTMH Paper You Rock, Sky CS,   CTMH Stamps New Horizons,  CTMH Ink Sky, Outdoor Denim, Gypsy,  CTMH Sparkles Purple

Monday, April 8, 2013

hello Tweety

I hope you had a Blessed Sunday.   Today it's Monday and it's time for back to work, ugh!  Very busy days for the next 2-3 for me so I wanted to get some fun craftin' in as I head into a busy week.

This cute sketch is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #80.   Have a good week!

Supplies:  CTMH CB Boom-di-Ada,  Hollyhock CS;  CTMH Stamps B1420 Hello Tweety;  CTMH Inks Black, Olive, Hollyhock,  CTMH Sparkles Pink,  Misc Sparkle Ribbon

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's Saturday ... time to MONKEY Around!

LOL!   It was a fun day mixed with some errands, a trip to the park for a walk to enjoy sunshine,  getting the grill out  and (2)  R-E-A-L-L-Y close basketball championship games and you get some crazy stuff.    Whew,  I wanted this to be posted earlier but ... I had to keep stopping to watch the game.  

The sketch I used was MOJO Monday #287.   I did 2 different cards with one for a baby sentiment for the challenge over at Twist of Faith #31 and pun fun for the challenge over at H2H.    


Supplies: CTMH Avonlea, CS Slate, Garden Green, Chocolate, Vanilla, CTMH Stamps D1285 Life's A Jungle, C1338 For the Boys, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Olive, CTMH Green Assortment Buttons, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy April

Ahhh Friday!   If you've read my blog before you know I'm a GREAT Fan of Friday!   It's always "almost Friday" and if not "almost" it is.... All Good!   It is also time for Color Dare #37 - JUNIPER!
That's Right,   Let's mix it up a little and use Juniper with any of the neutrals you might have ... or colors as in this case.

I CASED this card from the current CTMH Idea Book, pg 82.   A few changes as I really like to use my embossing folders...if only CTMH would come out with some!   I've liked this card since the first time I saw it so the Juniper Challenge was just perfect.

Be sure to stop by at this week's Color My Heart and play along!

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Perfect Day,  Kraft, Juniper CS,  CTMH Stamp C1503 The Best Things, CTMH Ink Juniper,  CTMH Opaques Pearl,  CTMH butterfly, hemp and tag

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Enjoy The Day!

Woohoo! Another new Challenge Blog and this one is for using the CTMH Cricut Artiste ... how fun is that? I can honestly say that I have only used 1 other Cricut cartridge (Pooh Font) since I purchased my CTMH Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges. I use both of them often.

This week Rose Blossom Garden Challenge Blog had it's Inaugural Post. I used the sketch from this week's the sweetest thing Sweet Sunday Sketch #181. Very fun!

Supplies: CTMH Chantilly,   Sky CS   CTMH Sky Ink,  CTMH Green Assortment Buttons

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's

haha!  That's how I feel about this card....hmmm.   The busy background was just a little much.  It looked so good in my head ... yup, April Fools!    I do like the flower diecut.  I haven't cut that one before.    The sketch (which is really cute so I'll have to try again) is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #79.  

Supplies:  CTMH Chantilly Paper,  CTMH Stamps Card Chatter,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim,  CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy,   CTMH Sparkles

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Happy Sunday!   This week's {PIN}spiration challenge #50 picture was 3 really cute elephants.  I thought that would be great fun to use for some kids cards I need this month and I knew I had a CTMH stamp that would work for this one.   Very fun!   The sketch is this week's MOJO Monday #286.

I hope you had a nice Easter!

Supplies:  CTMH Creative Basics Wings, CTMH Stamps C1360 It's a Zoo, CTMH Ink Twilight, Juniper, Cocoa,  CTMH Sparkles

Here is the {PIN}spriational Photo

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 ...