Friday, February 28, 2014

Come On Spring

Spring cannot get here quick enough...come on Spring!  This winter has been brutal.  More brutal cold,  ice and snow this weekend but hopefully it will be done.   Happy Friday!   This week at Color My Heart Color Dare #83,  we're playing with the new colors and paper - SkyLark.  It's beautiful paper and I can't wait to get some Spring pictures to scrapbook with this paper.

I used this week's MOJO Monday Sketch #334 and it' was Tall and Skinny week - very fun!  The one good thing about snow and cold,  more time to stamp and scrap, LOL!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Skylark, Kraft,  CTMH Stamps B1432 Love This,  CTMH Ink Cashmere,  CTMH Washi Tapes Gold Dot & Lagoon,  CTMH Button Assrtmt Green,  CTMH Emboss Quatrefoil

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Just Because

Oh yeah, crazy week but a quick minute or two for stamping ...
I used the Freshly Made Sketches #125 sketch for this card for my Day 58 of the SCS 100x100 Challenge. 


Supplies:  CTMH LollyDoodles, Slate, Lagoon CS,  CTMH Stamps D1550 Happy Autumn,  D1584 Big Hug,  CTMH Ink Cotton Candy, Pear, Sorbet, Black,  CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Lagoon Washi Tape, CTMH Teal Shimmer Trim

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Come Unto Me



Wow,  this challenge has been good for my Card Stash!   I still can't believe we're on day 57 of our SCS "100x100" challenge.   I've gotten behind just a couple times but I have over 100 cards already done since I usually make multiples.   It's great for continuously using stash so if you haven't done one of these challenges,  you should try it ... very fun.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Skylark,  CTMH Stamps B1428 Look to the Light,  CTMH Ink Cocoa,  CTMH Shimmer Trim Teal,  CTMH Button Assrtmt Greens,  CTMH Lagoon Washi Tape,  MME Flowers

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Be Silly

Just dropping off another CTMH Lolly-Doodles card.   This class is a lot of work this time ... only 10 classes left so I just have to keep going but it's cutting into my stamping/scrapping time.

It's Day 56 of our SCS "100x100" Challenge.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly-Doodles,  CTMH Stamps D1550 Happy Autumn, CC1025 You Are My Happy, CTMH Ink Cotton Candy, Pear, Slate,  CTMH Glitter Sparkes Pink,  CTMH Button Assrtmts,  CTMH Lagoon Washi Tape,  CTMH Twine,  MME Flowers

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello! Hello!

One of my favorite CTMH items is the Glitter Sparkles and the Washi Tapes ... I do think they go with the Lolly-Doodles paper well.   Playing with fun colors, hoping for Spring!

It's Day 55 of our SCS "100x100" Challenge.


Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly-Doodles,  CTMH Stamps B1432 Love This, D1550 Happy Autumn, CTMH Pink Glitter Sparkles,  CTMH Slate Washi Tape,  CTMH Black Twine

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Your laughter

...makes my heart smile!   Another blessed Sunday.  What a terrific weekend to just be home as we had more snow and cold.  Wow,  that Polar Vortex is slamming us with cold, yuck weather.   I guess it's good for my stamping and scrapping,  LOL!  

But COME SPRING!  I still had the bright colors from the Dream Pop paper out so I was in the mood to use that again.   This is Viva La Verve February Week 2 and it's day 54 in our SCS 100x100 Challenge.   It's going good,  that's for sure.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Dream Pop,  CTMH Stamps CC1025 You Are My Happy,  CTMH Ink Black, Slate, Whisper, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Cotton Candy Washi Tape,  CTMH Slate Twine 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sweet, sweet Saturday

Ahhh.... Saturday's are so awesome,  especially when I have no plans.   I was able to get most of the paper I'm writing for a college Class I'm taking written and still have time to scrap and stamp!   It can't get much better than that.

This is Week #3 of the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenges for February,  so glad I was able to get it done.  I pulled out last year's Dream Pop Paper as I'm ready for some bright colors to bring on Spring!   It's Day 53 of our 100x100 Challenge at SCS

Happy Saturday!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Dream Pop,  CTMH Stamps B1439 Dreamer,  CTMH Ink Whisper, Black, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Cotton Candy Washi Tape,  CTMH Pink Sparkles,  CTMH Slate Twine

Friday, February 21, 2014

it's your birthday

I needed a couple Birthday Cards so tonight was the perfect time to make them.  Unfortunately, no Color My Heart for me this week as I didn't have the colors :(   but I'll be back next Friday with some fun stuff.

Tonight it's a Birthday Card using the MOJO Monday #333 Sketch.   Today is also Day #52 for the SCS 100x100 Challenge..   Because I make more than one card at a time usually,  I have well over 100 cards already made and am close to half way to my annual goal already with this challenge ... how fun is that?   

It feels like my birthday too, LOL!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly-Doodles,  CTMH Stamps S1206 Life is Tweet,  CTMH Ink Lagoon, Pear, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Cotton Candy Washi Tape,  CTMH Pink Sparkles 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Missing MOJO

We're half way through our 100x100 Challenge and all was good until this week.  I had lots of fun making cards almost daily ... and then "WHAM".   My MOJO went on vacation and it became more difficult.   LOL!    Tonight,  it was better but whew,  I hope by the weekend, it's back. 

It's day 51 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge and I decided instead of trying to make a card sketch work,  I'd just play with some scraps.   Once I took the pressure off and just begun to look through the little pieces of fun papers,  my card came together actually pretty quickly.   I know just who I'm going to send this card to.   One of the gals I work with got stranded at the airport for 7 hours today.  They sent out her luggage but her flight was canceled and she never got to depart.   We were able to laugh about it tonight and I just wanted to send her a smile as she now has to reschedule and try to track down her luggage!   Good times.

I used flourishes on my card tonight for the H2H Challenge this week. 

TGIF!  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rewind ...


Whew,  I wasn't feeling my most creative tonight so I'm posting my 2nd card similar to last night's just a different image.    Bummer because it's Day 50 of our SCS 100x100 challenge and I was hoping to post a celebration card for half way but I guess MOJO has other ideas?   LOL

Enjoy!  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Together


I had such a fun, fun time this weekend with my youngest DS & GF.  I'm so proud of them for being at college but miss the a lot!   This card seemed to be fitting ... "Love puts the fun in ...Together." 
 
Today is Day #49 of our SCS "100x100" Challenge
 
Supplies:  CTMH Paper, CTMH Stamps Word Chatter - Love,  CTMH Ink Cranberry,  CTMH Cranberry Chevron Ribbon,  CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Monday, February 17, 2014

Treasure Together


Welcome Monday!   Lots of fun inspiration around here this weekend with VSN (Virtual Stamping Nights) and VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Nights) going on over at SCS.   If your MOJO needs a little kick, it's a great play to get inspiration. 

It's Day #48 of our 100x100 challenge and this sketch is from SCS #472.  It's one I missed while traveling but I went back and used it for today's card.   I didn't have any anniversary stamps and I wanted to get a card out to my cousin for her 25th Wedding Anniversary.   Always good to celebrate Love especially this time of year.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Silhouette Creative Basics,  CTMH Stamps A1146 A Tweet,  November Word Puzzle,  CTMH Ink Bamboo, Black, Desert Sand,  CTMH Black Stitched Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles

Sunday, February 16, 2014

They Lived Happily Ever After

Happy Sunday!   This fun addition to my card making this week was actually my hubby Valentine Card!   The sketch is from this week SCS Card Sketch #475.   I took some creative license as my card is not square but same layers and I started with the sketch.   These little fox stamps are proving to be quite fun to stamp with.  It's day 47 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.  Wow,  almost 1/2 way through.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend, thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:  CTMH Lolly-Doodles, CTMH Stamps Wild About Love, Word Chatter-Love  CTMH Ink Slate, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Twine,  CTMH Lagoon Washi Tape

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentines 2014 Love

I hope all of you had a lovely Valentines.  It was sweet here as I got to spend it with my youngest DS & his GF.  They live away at college so a visit was sweet, a best present by far! 
 
This is using this week's Freshly Made Sketches #123 and it's Day 46 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.
 
I hope you celebrate lots of Love and Friendship this weekend.
 
Supplies:  CTMH Lolly-Doodles, CTMH Stamps Word Chatter - Love, CTMH Ink Cotton Candy, CTMH Washi Tape Cotton Candy Dots, CTMH Lagoon Twine

Friday, February 14, 2014

Another Friday ... Good!

Hello from Kentucky!  Happy Valentines Day!   I took the day off and I'm visiting my kids.  So happy to see them as it's been since Christmas when they came home from college for Winter break. 

Welcome to Friday and our Color My Heart Color Dare #81.   This week we're celebrating with Juniper, Sorbet, and Blush.  These are good colors as you wish for Spring!

The card sketch is from Retro Sketches #100It's Day 45 for our 100x100 Challenge at SCS

Come and Play!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Unforgettable, CTMH Stamps, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Juniper, CTMH Buttons Assrtmt Chocolate

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hey Foxy


LOL!   I'm really enjoying these little fox stamps I recently got.  They are the CTMH S.O.T.M (Stamp of the Month).  I'm glad I got them.   This is a Bday card for a gal I work with,  she's turning 50 next month. 

I used the Retro Sketches #101 card sketch.   It's Day 44 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly Doodles, CS Slate, Lagoon,  CTMH Stamps S1402 Wild About Love,  CTMH Ink, Slate, Pear,  CTMH Button Assrtmt Green,  CTMH Washi Tape Lagoon,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mad About You


Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a good week!   All good here.  Counting the days until the weekend as I'll be seeing my youngest DS and his GF for the weekend.  Looking forward to our visit.

It's "Hearts" week at H2H and this is MOJO Monday #332 Card sketch for this week.   It's also Day #43 of the 100x100 challenge.    Good thing I'm a night owl cuz I had to work late tonight and got a very late start but all good.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly-Doodles, CS Slate,  CTMH Stamps S1112 Mad About You,  CTMH Ink Slate,  CTMH Sparkles Pink,  CTMH Organdy Ribbon Rounds

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hey Foxy

LOL!  I didn't think I would like these stamps but my New February SOTM came this weekend and these stamps are adorable IRL!   I hope you get a set before February is over!  

The sketch is from Viva La Verve February Week 1.   I have to admit,  I was inspired by this card from Anya on the DT Team.  The colors for this week were gray, red and pink which worked. 

It's Day 42 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.  

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lolly-Doodles, CS Slate,  CTMH Stamps S1402 Wild About Love, CTMH Ink Slate, Ruby, Cotton Candy,  CTMH Twine Slate,  CTMH Button Assrtmt Pink,  CTMH Embossing Folder Dots

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Variety


Happy Monday!   Another work week is upon us.  I hope it's a good one.   This card is from SCS Sketch Challenge #474.  It's a really cute sketch, I like the banner.  It's also for the Hearts Challenge over at H2H.   I decided to try for a "non traditional colors" valentine.  Hmmm... I think I'm a "traditional" girl when it comes to Valentines but I like the sketch.   It's also Day #41 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge!   Just think, next week we'll be 1/2 way through ... wow!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Key to my Heart, CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge, CTMH Button Assrtmt Neutrals, CTMH Crème Brulee Twine.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Truly, Madly, Deeply

Today is Sunday and starts the countdown to Valentines here on my blog.  Always a fun time of year as I try to pull together Valentines that are fun but look different than last years, LOL!  After all, that can happen if you're using stash.

It's Day 40 for our 100x100 Challenge so I'm still using stash and that's a good thing.  I'm sure using current sketches will help keep the variety for the Valentines.  This is Mojo Monday Sketch 331.  Lots of cute layers!  This was fun papers from a couple years ago when CTMH sold "Creative Basic" Packs for cardmakers.  It was always wonderful because it came with ribbon and this pack came with Velvet Crush Ribbon, some of my favorite!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Cherry-O Creative Basics,  CTMH Stamps D1348 Priceless Love Word Puzzle,  CTMH Ink Tulip, Chocolate,  CTMH Sparkles,  CTMH Dot Emboss Folder, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artiste

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Frosty Cold

Wow, if you've never felt temps below zero,  count yourself lucky.  I don't know how folks do it that live in very cold places.   Today our temps were single digits by the time I went out and with the wind chill below zero ... BRRR!   Tonight however,  with the open ceremonies for the Olympics on the TV and at my scrappy desk with some inspiration, it was good to be in doors. 

Tonight was the SCS VSN (Virtual Stamping Nights) Mini Challenge for their "Weather or Not" VSN upcoming.   There were 2 fun challenges.    This makes me say "wow" every time I put in the number but it's day #39 for our SCS 100x100 Challenge for 2014.   If you've never done something like this it is definitely a great "kick start" to your MOJO and helps give your stash a good work out. My recommendation would be to stock up on adhesive, LOL! 

My card sketch tonight is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches #122.  Stay in and Stamp, it's warmer that way!  

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Jingle Creative Basics,  CTMH Stamps C1560 Wintry Wishes,  CTMH Ink Black, Tulip, CTMH Sparkles Red/Pink, CTMH Juniper Ribbon

Friday, February 7, 2014

I {Heart} You Too!

Yes, yes!  I love that it's Friday and I {heart} that it's February!  Woohoo for hearts!  I was inspired by Love for today's card for the challenge over at H2H this week.   Today is our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #80 and we're celebrating February with Ruby, Sunset,  and Cotton Candy.    We hope that you'll have time to come and play along with  us!  It's also Day 38 for our SCS "100 Cards in 100 Days" Challenge. 
 
Supplies:  CTMH Cardstock Cotton Candy, Ruby, DSP Claire, CTMH Stamps M1026 Dotted Love, CTMH Ink Ruby, Cotton Candy, Sunset, CTMH Ruby Buttons and Twine, CTMH Washi Tapes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Treasure The Now

 It is with a heavy heart that I post this card as I made it in rememberance for a dear friend from SCS Kristin (aka SCS CanadianKristin).   We met on SCS in the Scrapbook thread and shared a fun friendship of posts, PM's and emails.   It was in 2007 that she sent me a VERY excited email sharing she was coming to Niagara Falls with her DH on a business trip and she wondered if I lived close enough to come up and spend a day.  It was about 5 hours but worth every minute of the drive as we laughed, talked and toured Niagara Falls together while Shawn was in his meeting.  It was an incredibly special day.   I realize that God's timing is not our timing and I thank Him for having Kristin in my life for the short time it seemed.  She was the most cheerful Momma of 4 I've ever known.  I know she would laugh and enjoy the card.

This sketch is from last week's SCS Sketch Challenge #473 and this is Day#37 for our SCS 100x100 Challenge.  Rock On!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper You Rock, CTMH Stamps D1403 Star Power, C1388 Rock Star, CTMH Ink Honey, Outdoor Denim, Olive, CTMH Outdoor Denim Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Dot Embossing Folder

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow, snow and More Snow


This Winter sure seems like a long one?  Probably just my imagination as it's still January and we'll have winter for a couple more months here in Ohio.  Just a quick stop by to drop off my card for today.  

Today's cute design is from this week's Featured Stamper #365 Challenge over on SCS.  I always head to the back of the gallery first as some of their easier cards are usually toward the back when they first started, LOL!   It's also Day 36 at SCS 100x100

Supplies:  CTMH DSP Frosted, CTMH CS Slate, Whisper, CTMH Stamps C1506 Flakey Friends, CTMH Ink Slate, Crystal Blue, CTMH Slate Twine, CTMH Sparkles

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Yup Happy

Ahhh Tuesday!  Welcome back to this week's Tuesday Fun.   I decided to use the Viva La Verve January Week 5 sketch for today's card.  I wasn't really planning to use flowers and butterflies as I should be making Valentines but I had this paper out and it just seemed fun to use it for another set of cards this week.  Gasp!   I only have one sheet left.   Since it's my goal to use up some old paper packs,  that's good.  

Today is Day 35 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.   Still going strong in the challenge to do 100 cards in 100 days.  I've actually already made 100 as I don't usually just make one since I need cards for sending out weekly but I'd still like to try to get 100 different cards made in 100 days.

Supplies:  CTMH Unforgettable,  CTMH Stamps CC1025 You Are My Happy, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Juniper, Sorbet,  CTMH Juniper Washi Tape, CTMH Brown Sparkles, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Seam Binding

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday's Treasures

Do you ever have paper you really like and use only occasionally?  Well,  I do love these colors so I've used this paper pack sparingly.  I've had it for at least 4 years!  This is just about the last of it.  This year it is my goal to stop worrying about using up my fave papers as more just keep coming,  I'd like to use some of these older CTMH packs to make room for new.  I probably have enough of this paper - Elegant Bouquet to make a couple more cards but then it will be gone and that's ok because I love all the papers and colors in the new CTMH Catty that came out Feb 1!

This card sketch design is from this week's Friday Mashup #145. and I sponged around the main stamped image.  I love to do that and it was part of the challenge.   This would be day #35 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge..    

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Elegant Bouquet, CTMH Stamps A1104 A Tweet, CTMH Ink Garden Green, Cocoa, Cranberry, CTMH Sparkle Ribbon Red, CTMH Organdy Ribbon Rounds, CTMH Sparkles Brown

Superbowl Scrappin'

It seems each year during the Superbowl (at least for the last 2) I've been scrappin'.   Actually last year we had a Virtual Scrap Challenge over at Friends that Scrap.  I missed having that this year but while I was watching the game (Congrats SeaHawks)  I did get a couple pages done.  

These are actually picts from my Birthday last year.  The SCS Variety Challenge #200 was to use a mixed title.  I used Sentiment Stamps, Letter Stamps and my Artiste Cricut Cart for a diecut.   I also used some (old) CTMH Paper - Just Chillin'.    I added Dimensional Elements "thanks to" the February scrapbooking Challenge Over at H2h.    I'm glad for that as I don't often pull those out.  Page 1 was from a scraplift challenge over at sb.com.  

 
Supplies:   CTMH Paper Just Chillin',  Glitter Pack Gold, CTMH Stamps D1481 Vintage Type, C1568 The Party Is On, CTMH Ink Lagoon, Vineyard Berry,  CTMH Dimensional Elements, CTMH Twine Lagoon, CTMH Glitter Glitz,  CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artiste

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Love ... Chocolate

Mmmm....What I love about February is CHOCOLATE!   Yup,  one of my very favorite parts about February is all the reasons to munch on some yummy chocolate.  I love dark chocolate and you can find it every where which is so fun.  Not good for the waist line but I try to limit it to February, LOL!

This card sketch is a from this week's MOJO Monday #330.   It's not Tall and Skinny but I hope to get another one done that is.  Day #33 of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.

Supplies:  CTMH Paper That's Amore, CTMH Stamps D1194 All My Love, CTMH Ink Chocolate, CTMH Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, CTMH Pink Sparkles, CTMH Waxy Flax

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fun In February

Woohoo!   I made it all 31 days in January posting to my blog a new card every day and I made it for the first 31 days of our SCS 100x100 Challenge.   It's been really fun and I'm especially excited to be feeling like I'm really using my stash without having to buy new ... of course, there's a new CTMH Catty out today so we'll see how my resolve holds up ... BUT... I did get 100 cards done already as I made some duplicates for weekly mailing.   I do however want to get 100 different cards done for the challenge so I'm going to keep going.   This sketch design is Viva La Verve January Week 4 

Welcome February!

Supplies:  CTMH Claire DSP, Outdoor Denim, Blush & Sunset CS,  CTMH Stamps Card Chatter - Love,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Sunset, CTMH Button Assrtmt Blue, CTMH Twine Sunset, CTMH Quatrefoil Emboss Folder

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.