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

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 ...