Friday, June 27, 2014

In the Moment

Woohoo!   Happy Friday Ya'll ... what's super fun is I'm off for a weekend of good times with my Upline and CTMH Team.  Looking forward to our get-away.  It's kind of a bummer that I didn't get to go to CTMH Convention this year but I'm super excited for the NEW Inspiration Book and products that will be coming out in August.  Until then,  I already have lots of really great stuff  in my Stash to keep using.

Today is another GREAT Color My Heart Color Dare #100.   It's time to use Barn Red, Pacifica and Crystal Blue.  I wasn't sure what I was going to come up with, I was thinking a scrapbook page but of course when I wanted pictures, I couldn't find any that worked with these colors.  This card design is from the Deconstructed Sketch site,  I just can't find the sketch number after I finished it, LOL. 

Have a good weekend!

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Dakota, Frosted,  CTMH Stamps C1565 In the Moment ,  CTMH Ink Barn Red, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, CTMH Wooden Trinkets, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Christmas in June ?

LOL!   Well...not really but it's a GREAT time to start getting my Christmas Cards made.  It makes for a much calmer holiday season if I get them done early AND they actually get mailed out much more timely.   All good ... here's 20 more for the Christmas Stash.

I saw this cute card idea last year from CTMH and already had my cards done so I made sure to get the supplies so I could use this idea this year.   I love that red sparkle trim!   Dreams of Christmas 2014 ... coming soon.

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Sparkle and Shine,  CTMH Stamps C1567 Santa Clause, CTMH Ink Slate, Juniper, Ruby,  CTMH Sparkles,  CTMH Card Base

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fun Times Coming


This weekend I'm super excited to be spending a couple days with my CTMH Team.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to go to Convention this year in Anaheim, CA but we decided to get together here in Ohio and enjoy each other's company and share good times and ideas.  I made one of these for each of them.

This fun card sketch is from this week's challenge at The Paper Players.  Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Avonlea, CS Slate,  CTMH Stamps B1428 Look to the Light,  CTMH Ink Chocolate, Juniper,  CTMH Ribbon Dark Chocolate Stripe,  CTMH Slate Twine,  CTMH Sparkles

Monday, June 23, 2014

Faith Shines Bright

Welcome Monday!  Just recently I've heard the phrase, "Each New day is a gift." Looking at it that way, even Monday's don't seem so bad.  It's a good start to the week and it's Summer now so who's complaining, LOL! 

This cute card sketch is from Viva la Verve June Week #2.   I love all the layers.  This seemed like a fun card to make for our CTMH Team Meeting this week so I made one for all of my team mates for our card swap.  I really like this Skylark paper.  I added the fun Triangle Studs for the Heart 2 Heart Week 1 Challenge, add studs. 

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Skylark, CS Lagoon,  CTMH Stamps S1311 Illuminate,  CTMH Ink Chocolate, Lagoon, Juniper,  CTMH Triangle Durables,  Quartrefoil Embossing Folder

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enjoy the Ride

Ahhh... another fun, relaxing Saturday at my house.  I was getting a little worried because my MOJO has seemed to go on vacation but it felt good tonight that it was back.  I've got a week of travel coming up for work so getting some fun stuff done this weekend, was key.

This card was inspired by this week's sketch at MOJO Monday #350

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Olivia, CS Desert Sand, Pear,  CTMH Stamps C1439 Enjoy Life, CTMH Ink Barn Red, Desert Sand, CTMH Mini Chevron Ribbon Topiary,  CTMH Sparkles, Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome Summer 14!



Woohoo ... officially...the first day of Summer!  It's feeling good with lots of sunshine and warm temps so far.   I hope that we can get out for some "camping" time this year.  Please note,  I'm not at all a "diehard" camper, nope,  I need a sink for hand washing for contacts and shower but I do love S'Mores on the campfire, does that count?   LOL!   This card sketch is from The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #110.

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Timberline, CS Lagoon,  CTMH C1532 Camping Delights, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Honey,  CTMH Wooden Trinkets,  CTMH Honey Diamond Washi Tape

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Trying Something Fun


This card is me trying something new and fun.  Thanks to the SCS VSN challenges, the background for this is called "Salted Backgrounds".   Kind of a fun technique to try.  I like how it came out.  Fortunately I did a few and just picked my faves, LOL. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper CS Lagoon,  CTMH Ink Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon,  CTMH Stamps S1405 You've Gotta Friend,  CTMH Blooms, CTMH Teal Sparkle Trim


 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wild Times

There are days I miss when my boys were younger. I know there is a season for everything but I think my favorite ages were 8-12.  Now 20's, whew...where did the time go?     It was fun tonight to have the driveway full of guys shooting baskets with Gatorades all around and lots of trash talk, LOL.  It makes me happy when they can still get together for fun and games.   Maybe I'm the one that doesn't want to grow up?

This card is actually for a friend of mine at work whose wife just had their first baby.  I'm wishing them a blessing of life changes, haha. 

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Lollydoodles,  CTMH Stamps C1558 Wild Wonders, CTMH Ink Lagoon, Sunset, Slate,  CTMH Washi Tapes Lagoon, Slate,

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hugs and Wishes

Ahhh June,  Don' you love it when the flowers start blooming!  I've got rosebuds and my lilies are opening beautifully.  I really like this CTMH Ivy Lane paper, so fun to use with the flowered background.  This technique is a "Tole" technique shared during SCS VSN.  You stamped the same image, a little darker, cut it out and add layers just to give the image some depth.  It was exactly as I pictured but I do like how it came out.   Enjoy! 

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Paper Ivy Lane, CTMH Stamps  D1550 Happy Autumn, CC1025 You Are My Happy  ,  CTMH Ink Blush, Hollyhock, Chocolate,  CTMH Bronze Sparkle Ribbon, CTMH Ribbon Rounds Hollyhock, CTMH Glitter Glitz

Saturday, June 7, 2014

One's Destination

Ahhh...just back from vacation and struggling to get back into reality of every day busy-ness.  It was so nice to just disconnect for a week at the beach,  I felt truly blessed.    I hope June is a little less crazy than May was.   At least it has started out this way ...

Happy Birthday to my "baby" who is 20 today!   I'm so glad we got to be together on his birthday,  it's just not something you get used to as a Mom when they're older if you don't get to celebrate on the day with them. 

My card today was inspired from SCS VSN (Virtual Stamp Nights) Color Challenge - Lemonade!  It was a color challenge to use Yellow, Orange, and Green.  I also used the MOJO Monday #348 Card Sketch.  It was fun to be creating again!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Claire, Ivy Lane, Honey CS,  CTMH Stamps C1454 Horizon,  CTMH Ink Pear, Sunset, Chocolate,  CTMH Honey Washi Tape,  CTMH Fresh Blooms, CTMH Sparkles

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We the People



Making Plans for 4th July!  Woohoo!   I love fireworks and picnics.  I always look forward to celebrating freedom.   Count down on ...  This card sketch is from sb.com June Card Sketch Challenge. 

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH CS Cranberry, Outdoor Denim, Sky, Honey,  CTMH Stamps D1576 Home of the Brave,  CTMH Ink Slate, Cranberry, Honey, Sky,  CTMH Silver Sparkle Trim,  CM Star Punch

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.