Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tis the Season

For Peace and Love ....

Fortunate to have time to make some cards tonight.  This one using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #138.

I hope you're having a fun and relaxing
countdown to Christmas!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper White  Pines,
Stamp C1591 Merry Merry, Ink Fern, Cashmere, Glacier
Fern Twine, Gold Sequins

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Wishes

It's almost time for the 10 day countdown to be here ... wow! For me though, the closer we get to Christmas, the calmer it gets. This week should be the last of the chaos at work and then we'll go into "holiday" mode for a couple weeks which will be really nice! This weekend I got to play along with the Color My Heart Color Dare #172 and I used the sketch at Atlantic Hearts #137.

I hope your holiday countdown is getting you to a Peaceful and Fun Holiday with Family and Friends!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper WhitePines, Stamps B1433 Season's Greetings, Ink Chocolate, Fern, Cashmere, Shinhan Markers, Gold Shimmer Trim, Gold & White Ribbon, Red Enamel Gems

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Stamp, stamp and stamp!

December and it's the best time to get out those stamps and get busy .... WELCOME to our December Technique SOTM Blog Hop!   No surprise here, we're talking Stamping! 

That's right, it's such a great season to stamp! If you just came from Darlys' Blog, you hopping along on the right path.   I'm sure you'll see lots of fun stamping projects.

CTMH has such great stamps especially for Holidays.  I think Christmas is my favorite time to stamp and make cards.  Of course, I love to add stamps as embellishments for my pages as well. 

I've made my Christmas cards now for years, even before I was with CTMH.  It is a strange thought to me not to stamp my cards.  This year I also made some extras since I plan to go to CTMH Convention and it's always fun to have extra cards for swapping.

Here's my card.   I used a Sweet Sunday Sketch.  I stamped the wreath, added red and another layer with another stamps.  I then inked the edges of the circle to make it a little softer around the edges.  I added the bird once the card was completed as it needed a little chocolate color.   That's what's great about Stamping, it's always easy to add "pops" of color.

Thanks for stopping by, the next stop is  Gina's Blog. If by any chance you get lost along the way in the Hop, stop by Melinda's Blog which has the list.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper White Pines, Stamps C1591 Merry, Merry, Ink Cranberry, Fern, Chocolate, Sparkle Trim Red, Fern Twine,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Has Arrived ...

and it's time for our SOTM Blog Hop!   This month we're featuring Candlelight Garden.  Such a pretty set for some fun cards!   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Jean's Blog.

I hope that December brings my MOJO back because it's been missing!  That's what's great about CTMH, always something new each month with the SOTM that recharges the fun and this stamp set is delightful.   Here's my card

I hope you have fun hopping along to see all the of the rest of the great ideas with this set!  Your next stop on the Hop is Lori Brown's Blog.   If you get lost,  be sure to check out Melinda's Blog for the entire list of hoppers.

Friday, November 6, 2015

It's Fundamental

Paper Fundamentals that is!   Welcome to our SOTM *Focus* Blog Hop for November.  This month we're featuring Paper Fundamentals ... my absolute FAVE papers to use right now.  These designs are SO versatile.   If you haven't played with a pack yet ... don't wait!  The variety of colors and designs plus the Enchanted Pack that goes with this are awesome

I found this SUPER cute page idea on Pinterest!  Unfortunately I didn't get the pictures printed yet but I know just the ones I want for these colors and this layout ... so excited!

If you're hopping along with us,  you just came to my blog from Jacquelin's Blog.  Next stop on the Blog Hop is Priscilla's Blog and if you got "lost" along the way,  Melinda has the full list. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals, Enchanted Pack

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Celebrating A New Year

Woohoo!  It's time to rock around the clock with a New Year Celebration during our SOTM Blog Hop.  If you're joining us on our HOP, you just came from Jacquelin's Blog -- very fun!   I think these adorable new year celebration stamps will be great for anyone's collection.  I had a great time playing with these and I see some FUN New Year's Pages in my future using these. 

The Sketch I used is MOJO Monday #420. 

There's lots more to see with our November SOTM Hop and your next stop is Jean's Blog

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals, Stamps S1511 Cheers, 2016!, Ink Flaxen, Gold Shimmer Trim, Flaxen Cord

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Holidays Coming Soon

Tonight I had time for some stamping and cardmaking ... fun!  I used the sketch at MOJO Monday #418.   Good time to start getting more holiday cards done! 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Whimsy Fundamentals, CS Ruby, Black, Gold Glitter, Stamps S1309 Poster Tidings, Ink Juniper, Misc Ribbon, Gold Cord, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oh Dear

it's coming ... cold weather .... it's coming, ugh.   Today my card is for the first "Hope You Can Cling" Challenge at SCS .  The challenge is to make a card showcasing your least favorite weather , for me it's cold and snow I don't like.  Ugh.   Maybe someday I'll live further south and will just see pictures of the white stuff,  haha!   For now though, shopping for new boots.

I used the sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday 100215.   Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Frosted, C1560 Wintry Wishes, Ink Black, Slate, Shinhan Markers, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Sparkles

Monday, October 5, 2015

Celebrate Home

I'm so happy to be home this week ... no travel.  I'll be back out next week but these last 2 weeks have been a blessing to enjoy the comforts of home ... aahhh!   This is inspired by this week's Retro Sketches #184.   I loved these images from my new CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artistry.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Basics, Sparkle Trim Red,

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Oh yeah, this week at work we're going for a week of .... Positivity!  No Negative comments (or thinking) allowed, LOL!   The whole premise is that we control our own emotions and attitudes.  It will be tough because it's easy to get swallowed in frustration but will be good to work at staying optimistic!  

I'm grateful they care!   This inspired my card for today.  I used the colors for the October Card Challenge Color Category and Tuesday Morning Sketches #320. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Olivia, Stamps C1515 Flirty, Inks Grape, Lagoon, Cocoa, Canary, Sunset, Sparkle Trim Purple, Gold Glitter Gems, Misc Ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello Fall

Whew, Fall blew into Ohio this weekend and it has really brought cooler temps but some lovely color leaves.  I was inspired by the pretty colors swirling around the yard. 

I used CAS(E) Sketch #143.  Fun, fun!

CTMH Supplies:  CS Cocoa, Stamps B1463 Thankful Heart, D1312 Nov Word Puzzle, Ink Olive, Sunset, Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Gold Sequins

Friday, October 2, 2015

Wow ... countdown on ....

It's super fun to realize that October is here and it's time for the Fall countdown to the holidays!  So much to look forward to as Fall is my favorite season and then Thanksgiving and Christmas, woohoo!

Today's card is inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #127.   I used the new CTMH SOTM - Twinkle  ... Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Basic, Stamps S1510 Twinkle, Ink Ruby, Gold Sequins, White Shimmer Trim, Ruby Washi Tape

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello October!

Welcome to the fun!    It's another GREAT Time for SOTM Blog Hop!

We're glad you're joining us,  If you're hopping along with us, you've just come from Dana's Blog.   Please keep hopping along, you'll see lots of great ideas to use this fun holiday stamp set.

I'll be back with more artwork using this set, it's a fun one.  Can't believe the holidays are coming up quickly ... The sketch I used this week is MOJO Monday 417 - Tall and Skinny

Have fun,  the next stop is Brenda's Blog.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Ruby, Kraft, Chocolate Stamps S1510 Twinkle, Ink Ruby, Juniper, Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Sparkle Trim Red, Gold Sequins

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In Love with Today

Actually, yesterday ... Monday the 7th was perfect!   We got to celebrate my oldest son birthday with him as he was home for the weekend, which was great!  I also had plenty of time to scrap and stamp which was really fun too!  

This card was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #124.  I used these papers for the September Card Color Challenge (Navy & Coral) at  Very Fun!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Claire, Stamp CTMH Hello, Life - Pocket Scrapbooking, Ink Sunset, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artiste, Sparkles

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Monday!

It's good to have MOJO!  Especially on a holiday Monday when I have time off and can scrap and stamp, woohoo!   I actually completed the MOJO Monday #414 Sketch on Monday....I'm sure that's a first, haha!   All good..... Enjoy!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Claire, Stamp M1055 Friendship Wreath, Ink Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Shinhan Marker,  Ribbon Navy Chevron, Bitty Sparkles

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hey, hey! Hello, Life!

Welcome to National Stamping Month!  We're so excited to celebrate this fun hobby of stamping!  It's a great month to check out of the CTMH National Stamping Special.   This month's Stamp Special comes with 3 Stamp Sets --- AWESOME!  

I played along with 2 of them so far for this hop,
Hello Life - Cardmaking!

And Hello, Life - Pocket Scrapbooking!  This was too cute not to use for a card but I did a "pocket" like scrapbook page as well.   I don't use the pockets too often but wanted to make my page look like it could be tucked into one, very fun to make my own PML cards with this set!


If you're hopping along with us,  you've just come from Angela's Blog.  Thanks for hopping along with us for this CTMH National Stamping Celebration!   Your next stop is Lauren's Blog!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Sunset, Juniper, Desert Sand, Stamps CC1041 Hello, Life - Cardmaking,  CC1042 Hello, Life - Pocket Scrapbooking,  Ink Desert Sand, Sunset, Juniper, Cricut Cartridge Artistry, Sequins Gold, Gold Shimmer Trim

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Time for September

Welcome September!   Time to count the days until Fall.  I love this time of year because the flowers are in full bloom.  It's a great time to celebrate CTMH SOTM for September - Paper Garden.

If you're hopping along with us,  you just came from Paige's Blog.  Always great to see what Paige has to show us.   This month,  I did cards with this great flower stamp set!   So many  possibilities!

MOJO Monday Sketch #412

These next 2 are from SCS Featured Stamper Challenge #447 (083015).  Always fun to "CASE" the great talent from the SCS Gallery. 

Thanks for stopping by!   If you're hopping along, your next stop is Angela's Blog.   Have fun hopping along!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Flaxen, Smoothie, Stamps S1509 Paper Garden, S1508 Framed, Ink Thistle, Crystal Blue, Flaxen, Topiary, Smoothie, Canary, Silver and Gold Shimmer Trim,  Silver and Gold Sequins, Flaxen and Thistle Twine,

Monday, August 31, 2015

Just For Fun

My oldest son just moved into a house with some other guys.   We spent most of this  weekend getting him moved and situated, it was fun.  His first purchase, a Keurig, LOL!   That made me laugh as I love coffee as well.  I thought this would be a fun card to send off to his new address.

The sketch is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #201.

CTMH SuppliesPaper Fundamentals Whimsy, Stamps Brushstroke, C1616 Treats of Friendship, Ink Cocoa, Flaxen, Shinhan Marker, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Gold Sparkle Dots

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I'm BACK!'s official!   My college courses are completed (Degree finished!) and now I'm back to having a lot more time for scrapping and stamping!  YAY!  I missed my crafty moments :)

Today I played along with MOJO Monday #412.   Glad to be back doing challenges.  Today I'm giving you a "sneak peek" of the September SOTM Blog Hop (now moved to September 1st).  These are FUN, fun flowers in this month's CTMH Stamp-of-the-Month,  be sure to stop back and hop along!  

CTMH Supplies:   Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, CS Flaxen, Stamps S1508 Framed, S1509 Paper Garden, Ink Thistle, Crystal Blue, Silver Shimmer Trim, Silver Eyelets, Thistle Twine, Cricut Cartridge Artiste

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Framed! for August

Welcome to August SOTM!   I hope you're having a FUN Summer!   If you're hopping along with us, You're coming from PeachyLamb Blog. 

I'm very much enjoying the Summer.  I finished my BA in Transportation so classes are done! It feels good as I work full time (with travel) so it feels great to have all the classes completed.  Now, more stamping and scrapping time again!  AWESOME!    This month we're playing with the new SOTM for August 2015 - Framed.   Lots of fun sentiments on this one,  this card for a friend of mine.

I've been also wanting to ink up the Brushstrokes set so this worked perfectly.   Now hop on over to Jen Rubio's Blog and check out what she has created for us to enjoy! 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Neutrals, CS Glacier, Stamps SOTM S1508 Framed, C1608 Brushstroke, C1616 Taste of Friendship, Ink Sorbet, Glacier, Canary, Cashmere, Cocoa,  Gold Glitter Gems

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mostest for the Hostess

Welcome to our July "Hostess" Hop!   What a fun time at CTMH to "Jump On It July"!  For this month only, receive Hostess Reward Stamp Sets for $5!   There are some adorable sets to take advantage of this great special!

If you are hopping along with us, you  just came from Jen's Blog.   I enjoyed playing along with one of my favorites from the Hostess Special - Happy Hexagons!  I'm usually late getting to the party and this one was no different,  I know Hexagons were trendy last year but I love this set!  Can't wait to use some of these cute stamps for some scrappin' but tonight, it made for a really cute card.

I also wanted to get out the Washi Tape and use some of the colors that will soon be retiring.  What a great way to get excited about new products coming soon .... I found this cute card idea on pinterest HERE, Dawn's site.  It worked perfectly for the stamp set and washi tape crafting time!   I hope you enjoy the hop.

The next stop is Angela's Blog. 

CTMH Supplies:  CS Kraft, Honey, Vanilla, Stamps C1596 Happy Hexagons, Ink Topiary, Honey, Ribbon Topiary Chevron, Gold Sequins

Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Everything!

Wow, what a fun weekend of Celebrations!  We had GREAT weather here in Ohio, especially nice!

This week we're celebrating our Operation Smile Stamp Set - Happy Everything!  What a fun and fabulous set to use and I'm sure you'll see lots of great ideas along the HOP.   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Tina's Blog.  

I had extra time to play, here's my scrap page (loved the little bee with these flower picts)
I also had time to get some sketches done for cards, super versatile set.  Second Sketch is MOJO Monday #404 and 1st sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #307

Have Fun, as they say "Happy Everything"!   Next stop is Jacquelin's Blog.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Blossom, Stamp D1653 Happy Everything, Ink Black, Pear, Sunset, Glacier, Coral Reef and Seaside Sequins, Sparkles

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Oh Yeah ... Wonderful!

I LOVE Summer!  I grew up in the Midwest so you have to appreciate sunshine when it's here!  This year is no different.  As I get older, snow and winter always seems worse!   I hope you are enjoying sunshine where you are! 

Welcome to your July SOTM Blog Hop - Life is Wonderful!   If you are hopping along with us, you just came from Michelle's Blog.  What a fun stamp set for July and another great SOTM.   In March we celebrated some "21" year old Birthday's and I thought this stamp set was perfect for scrapping these pictures.  I saw the fun page in the Idea Book and decided it would be just right for my page

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to HOP over to Darlys' Blog and check out what she has created with these fun stamps!  

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 ...