Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Already way does it seem like it should be March already!  Whew, February flew by!  I was going to say that I'm going to have to get more scrappin' and stampin' done but ... I got lots of fun stuff done this month.   I hope March to be my month for "Altered Projects".   For some reason, I love to "look" at altered projects and I always have best intentions of completing them when I purchase the supplies but there they sit, in my craft stash collecting dust .... ugh! 

It's ALMOST FRIDAY which means it's time for our Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #32.  This week we're using Pear, Lagoon and Outdoor Denim .       My card (which wasn't the original project I had planned to share w/ you) is inspired from Paper Craft Planet and their tutorial on "How to Turn Your Squares into Chevrons".   Fun!  

Since it's the end of the week and I'm hoping Friday is better than Thursday was,  I used CTMH stamp "Happy Endings" 

Supplies:  CTMH Cardstock Pear, Outdoor Denim,  CTMH Paper Pack Elemental, CTMH Stamps c1343 Happy Endings, CTMH Ink Black, Pear, Lagoon,   CTMH Sparkles

Thursday, February 21, 2013

weather ... weather ... weather

Ugh, snow today ... freezing rain tonight/tomorrow.   While I realize that I live in the Midwest and it's that time of year, snow is much better than freezing rain/ice.  LOL!  Ok, enough complaining and whining ... WWaAAnnNNnhhHh.   Let's celebrate that it's FRIDAY and that means it's time for Color Dare Challenge #31.   This week's colors are another REALLY fun combination to play with - Buttercup, Honey & Sunset.  My sketch is from this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   I hope you'll come and play at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge with us. 

Supplies:  CTMH Flirty, Honey, Sunset CS,  CTMH Ink Sunset, Honey, Stamps CTMH C1533 Fabulous You, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artiste,  CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Designer Brads, CTMH Organdy Ribbon, Gluebers

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Snow!

Ahhh ... this week started out rough and I didn't get my Challenge Card posted Monday for our very FUN ABC Challenge this week - add some stitching - faux or real.  Anyone who knows me knows I couldn't mend a sock so stitching for real was probably not gonna happen here but faux is always fun too!   It's been up-and-down weather there in NE Ohio.  It's expected for this time of year so I wanted to use snowflakes while they're here.  Trust me, when they're gone,  I don't miss them, LOL.   This started out from MOJO Sketch #279 but I put the panels on "backward" so it's a bit of stretch ... but that's where the creativity comes in.  My card theme - snow - was perfect timing though because this weekend we had over 5 inches of snow with more coming this week.     Happy Crafting!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Aspen, CTMH Stamps D1480 Snowflakes, CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Twilight,  Misc Snowflakes,  CTMH Sparkles,  CB Snowflake EB Folder

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Follow Your Dreams

Happy Valentines Day!  Sometimes Love comes in a variety of colors and today my "Valentine" is all done up in Pacifica and Sorbet because that's the color we're using this week for Color Dare #30.   This card is for a gal at work.  Right now,  many who have seniority have been offered the options for "buy outs" as we are re-structuring.  I SO LOVE my company for not just letting people go but offering the option to those that may want to either retire or do something new!   It's a tough decision for many of these folks.   Not me,  I'm not ready :)   

MOJO Monday #279 sketch and played along with the SCS LoveFest Challenge A.  Use items in the word "L-O-V-E".   (Mine: L - layers, O - Oval, V - Vanilla, E - Emboss). 

I hope you felt the LOVE today from a sweetie or 2 and you'll play along with us at Color My Heart this week!  

Supplies:   CTMH Clementine Paper Pack, CTMH Stamps c1503 The Best Things, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Sorbet, CTMH Opaques Mocha

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Color My Heart - Valentine

It's one of my FAVORITE times of the year - Valentines!  I love to stamp hearts!  I haven't had the opportunity to get to as many Countdown to Valentine Love Inspiration Ideas as I have listed ... I got a virus both physically and on my computer, UGH!   I've also been in Nashville for the last 2 weeks for work so it's been a alittle bit,  crazy/chaotic.    It's all good and I feel I'm back up and stampin' ... hopefully sharing more too.    This is one of my most used CTMH Stamps - Soul Mates.    This week's Color My Heart Challenge - Cranberry and Blush.   I found I had a little more tricky time of this one since I only had cardstock in those colors but as soon as I found the little package of Bling I had left,  I knew I wanted to use those sparkly buttons.   As I mentioned,  I've been gone traveling for work and after so long on the road you begin to miss home!   I do miss my hubby and of course my Bella Puppy.  I'll be glad to get back and and see both of them.   I think this card will be PERFECT for DH as a "I'm HOME and  I missed you card?    He likes basic colors - red and black so I'm very confident he'll like this one.     He'll be surprised I made him a card "on the road" especially as busy as it's been but that's what fun!!  Surprises ...  
I hope you'll come and join us at Color My Heart this week for a FUN Valentine Challenge!

Supplies:  All CTMH

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Countdown to Valentines -- Day 2

Happy Saturday!   Welcome to Day #2 of my Countdown to Valentines!   If you stopped by yesterday, you saw that I am hosting a countdown to Valentines Day.   I absolutely LOVE Hearts and my favorite color is red and purple ... chocolate ... and flowers ... and, well you get the idea.   It's a great time for me to host a count down to all things fun for 14 of Feb.

Today's card is made from last year's CTMH Valentine Pack - Sweetheart!   I don't have much left because I did Valentines and layouts with it last year but I'll be using what I have left for this years countdown.  This card sketch is from Sketch Frenzy Friday  #1228.    It worked perfectly to show off some of the heart patterns I can cut with my CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge!   It's my favorite!  

Day #2 ... Enjoy the Love

Supplies:  CTMH Sweetheart Paper,  Smoothie, Black & Cranberry CS,  CTMH Black Ink,  CTMH Stamps Priceless Love Word Puzzle, CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge, CTMH Pink Sparkles,  CB Heart Folder, Misc Pink Ribbon

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 ...