Saturday, February 28, 2015

Choose Happy

I don't know about you but for me it's a WHOLE LOT easier to choose "Happy" on Saturdays than some days during the week, LOL!   I like my job but some weeks are just more work than others.

But Today ... YAY!  It's time for another SOTM Blog Hop.  If you're hopping along, you just came from Maria's Blog.  If you get lost along the way,  HERE is the complete list.

This week I decided to use "scraps on the desk" for my cards".  They were left overs from scrap pages I completed.   Here's some fun with "Chalk It Up",  both layout and cards

.I had a great time using these stamped frames and I'm sure you will too!   This card sketch is  MOJO Monday #385. If you follow my blog you know I also posted "Sneak Peeks" of one of the frames earlier in the week ... .

Thanks for stopping by.  Choose Happy and Hop on over to Pricilla's Blog!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Chalk It Up, Stamps S1503 Choose Happy, Ink Flaxen, Lagoon, Flaxen Twine, Sparkles Black, Chalk It Up Assrtmt 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Beep, beep it's your Birthday!

Hello Friday!  It's time to play along with our Color My Heart Color Challenge #131.  This week we're playing with Outdoor Denim, Honey, Sunset, Olive and White!  Come play along! 

It worked perfectly for a Birthday Card for a little guy that I needed.  Didn't want to add too much extra's as I was worried if he would pull them off, LOL.  You know 3 year old boys ... this is sketch from Sketch Saturday #347.  

Have fun!

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Claire, CS Outdoor Denim, Olive, Honey, Stamps D1541 Fast and Furious, D1514 Just a Number, Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Honey Washi Tape

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thinking of you

Unfortunately, this week I needed a sympathy card so I decided to make 2 and also make a 'thinking of you".  I used the recent Viva La Verve Feb Week #3.  I was trying to keep the colors basic and thanks to the ladies at H2H for the Week 3 "enTWINEd" challenge,  I got out my new twine from the Seasonal Expressions - Flaxen.   Yup, I hadn't used it yet but I really liked it and I'm sure I'll add it to more projects.

Hope your week is going well.

CTMH Supplies:  CS Glacier, Flaxen, Ruby, Stamps D1584 Big Hug, B1504 Look to the Light, Ink Glacier, Flaxen, Black, Flaxen Twine, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Sparkles

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Come on Spring!

It's almost March which means the official start to Spring!  After such bitter cold temps,  I'm ready now!  It's ok with me if Spring comes early, LOL! 

I think the DT at Cute Card Thursday #361 and Sweet Stampin' were thinking the same thing because their challenge  for this week was to use flowers.  I also used the sketch from CAS(E)#111 for the design. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper CS Canary, Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Stamps B1451 Enjoy the Little Things, Ink Black, Smoothie, Canary, Smoothie Diagonal Stripe Washi Tape, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Smoothie Twine, Bittie Sparkles

Monday, February 23, 2015

Scrappin' Weekend Feb #3

Well, one good thing about cold and snowy weather,  there's no where or reason to go out in it so I had another fun weekend of stampin' and scrappin'!   I guess January and February are good times for getting a lot done.  

One of the layouts I finished up this weekend was this week's Let's Scrap Sketch 021815.   When I first saw the sketch, I was going to make a card but I had already made several cards from "card sketches" this weekend so I really wanted to scrap the picts on my desk.  As soon as I pulled out these pictures,  I knew they would be perfect for this sketch with one photo 5x7.   This is my youngest DS and he's wonderfully unique!   I love how this page turned out,  of course,  I did a 2nd to go along with the sketch.

Scrap on! 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Basic, CS Whisper, Honey, Sunset, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Chalk It Up Elements, Black Stars, Sunset and Honey Chevron Washi Tape

Have Cake!

Woohoo!  This card is for a very special little girl,  I think she's 9.  I do know though her favorite color is Yellow so I wanted to be sure to use lots.   The card sketch inspiration is this week's Freshly Make Sketches #174.   It worked perfectly for the fun stripes of washi tape.

This is also another {sneak peek} for the March 1 (Sunday) CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Choose Happy!   Be sure to stop back by and check out the fun ideas for these cute frame stamps.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Canary CS,  Stamps S1503 Choose Happy, Lagoon Houndstooth and Smoothie Striped Washi Tape,  Cricut Cartridge Artbooking, Artfully Sent,  Junebug Puffies, Silver Sequins

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Happy Sunday!   What a blessed day of rest and relaxation before a very, very busy week.  It was a weekend filled with cold and a lot more snow.   When I saw this sentiment,  it made me think of this week's Word Art Wednesday #171 verse, Mark 12:30.  "Love the Lord your God with all your heart..."  It reminded me that even snowflakes are a beautiful part of creation and love from God to us.  I had a much better appreciation for them today and I watched them come down.  This cute card inspiration is from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches #288
CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings, Stamps C1506 Flakey Friends, Ink Slate, Ruby, Juniper, Ruby Chevron Waship Tape, Stuck on You Puffies

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Enjoying Saturday

{pssst....this is a sneak peak} ....

be sure to check back next Sunday for our "Choose Happy" SOTM blog hop!   I just couldn't resist though using this cute frame for my card.   Using up some scraps from the Valentine paper I had out for scrapping my Valentine Photos.  I love the colors so it was fun to use the rest for a card.

This fun card inspiration is this week's MOJO Monday #385.  I cut an additional frame to for a mask to include the flowers for this week's challenge at Addicted to CAS #57

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings,  Stamps S1503 Choose Happy,  S1303 Floral Happiness, Ink Cranberry, Black, Shinhan Art Markers, Shimmer Trim Red, Teal,  Silver Sequins, Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon

Friday, February 20, 2015

Just Chillin'

"Baby, it's COLD Outside"!!  My card is inspired by the song with the same title for this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  Brrr.... these negative temperatures gotta go ... wow!  Here in Northeast Ohio this is the 2nd coldest temp recorded in 20 years .... we don't like those kind of records, LOL.

Well, TGIF!   I hope you get to stay in and stamp / scrap this weekend.  I know that's my plan here.  We're celebrating Friday at Color My Heart Color Dare #130 with a WHISPER and WHITE challenge this week!   I used the CAS(E) #111 Sketch for Inspiration.

Stay In, Stay Warm, Stay Safe and Stamp!  

CTMH Supplies:  CS Whisper, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Glitter Glitz, Sparkles

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Still the One ...

I have to admit, 27 years later and my DH is still the one I would choose to marry again.  Oh sure, we have moments but he's really good to me.  He always has been. In this bad weather,  he goes out every morning and cleans off my car not to mention  salts and scrapes the walk so it's easy to get there.  He watches the weather for me and keeps me posted.   I just decided before February was over completely,  he deserved one more Valentine.  I'd been wanting to cut out that cute little "You + Me" from the Artbooking Cartridge and here it is!

This inspiration came from this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch #95.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings, Stamps CTMH C1604 Forever in My Heart, Ink Lagoon, Cranberry, Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Red Striped Grosgrain, Stuck on You Puffies, Heart EB Folder

Monday, February 16, 2015

More Scrappy MOJO

Well, since my trip got cancelled due to weather,  I was home tonight and still had scrappy MOJO left over from this weekend (YAY!).   I was inspired by Sketch-n-Scrap #75.  Here's my page

Of course,  I had enough pictures for 2 pages so here's the full layout

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Laughing Lola, Cricut Cartridge CTMH Artbooking, Phrases, Lil Davis Designs Metal Stars, Misc Film Strip Washi Tape, 

Weekend Scrappin' Update - Feb #3

Hello MOnday!  We're back for another Work WEek but PRior to getting BaCk at it,  it was TImE to SCrap.  I wAs busy this wEekEnd getting PageS done.  This PaGe was InSPIred by this WEek's
Let's Scrap 021115 CHallenge.   I was gone most of January so I'm also catching up on the past sketches I missed from Let's Scrap.   This next one is the Let's Scrap Challenge 012815.  I'll be back with the other 020415 and 012115 and that will keep me up-to-date getting all of those done.   I love to use sketches and am trying to be consistent and support the Blogs and Sites that provide them.

CTMH Supplies
(#1) - CS Ruby, Crystal Blue, Kraft, Black, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Cricut Cartridge Graphically Speaking, CTMH Ruby Washi Tape, Misc Dog Print Washi Tape,

(#2) Paper Snowhaven, Stamp C1506 Flakey Friends, Ink Slate, Ruby, CTMH Cricut Cartridge Artbooking, Art Philosophy


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Thinking of you!

Wow, it's cold and snowy here which makes for a GREAT weekend of stamping and scrapping.  Guess it's good in some ways as it makes staying home fun.  Looks like this week might be the same way and cancel out some business travel I have.  That's ok,  I'm ok to push it back ....

This card is for a team mate of mine that's out with some medical issues.  I loved using the CTMH Valentine paper but for a "Thinking of You card".   The sketch is this week's MOJO Monday #384 and I've been wanting to use this cricut cut and it was the perfect time for the Paper Players Challenge #232 this week.

Hope you had a fun weekend! 
Stay warm, stay safe!

CTMH Supplies:  CTMH Heartstrings, Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent, White Organdy Ribbon, Stuck on You Puffies, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, Heart EB Folder

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Countdown to Valetine -- My Valentine

Happy Valentines Day!  All the fun hearts and cupids we've enjoyed the last week plus have brought us to Valentines 2015!  YAY!   I've celebrated with my DH Valentine now for 27 years.  We always have a special day together doing the little things that bring smiles.   He always gets me BEAUTIFUL flowers and some dark chocolate and I make his faves for dinner and try to get him a treat that goes with his after dinner coffee.   I'm always amazed that after all these years he tells me his favorite part is the card I make for him,  awww....he's a keeper.   I hope you enjoyed your day as well.  I also love that I get to make all these fun Valentines with the beautiful papers and fun embellishments from CTMH.  It's just so awesome to have stamps, papers and cricut cartridges to enhance the cards and pages I like to complete.  Check out the CTMH Love over at H2H Challenge this week.

This Inspiration was from a sketch at for the February Card Challenge! 

Happy Heart Day!

CTMH Supplies:  CS Whisper, Slate, Lagoon, White, Stamps C1604 Forever In My Heart, D1639 Heartstrings, Ink Cranberry, Hollyhock, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Stuck On You Puffies

Friday, February 13, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love #7

Friday, Friday, Friday ... and the 13th to boot!  ooohhh...No bad luck here though because we're celebrating Friday with another Color My Heart Color Dare #129 -- Heartstrings colors!   If you've stopped by my blog at all this week you know I've been playing with Heartstrings paper all week in the Countdown to Valentine Love.

The sketch is from Deconstructing Jen #187.  She's also having a Countdown to Valentine Love *extra on her blog this week. 

Hopefully you have all of your Valentines done and mailed or ready to give but perhaps you'll have pictures you can scrap along with us or don't forget that February 17 is "Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Day".   Send someone an extra wish this week and play along with the color challenge.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, D1639 Heartstrings WOTG, Ink Slate, Hollyhock, Whisper, Red Sparkle Trim, Stuck on You Puffies, Cricut Art Philosophy

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love #6

It's Thursday and I'm stopping by with another Valetine for the Countdown to Valentines 2015.   Today's card was inspired by the Friday Sketch Challenge #87.  

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings, Stamps D1639 Heartstrings WOTG, Ink Lagoon, Cranberry, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, Stuck on You Puffies, Cranberry Twine, White Sparkle Trim,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love 5.5

Keeping my thoughts off the cold and snow hitting again with staying busy in the craft room tonight.  There are just SO many fun ideas out for Valentine cards ... DH says I have enough "heart" cards to last for the next 20 years of Valentines but he doesn't get that the Countdown to Valentine Love is just a fun, crafty way to celebrate the holiday....

Here's my card for the 2nd half of Wednesday ... LOL!  It was inspired by the Challenge Team over at Atlantic Hearts #94 with this great sketch and the colors are from this week's Paper Players Challenge #231I also made this for the fun February Week 1 challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Home is Where the Heart Is. 

Keep the Valentines coming ....

CTMH Supplies:  CS Black, Sorbet, Ruby,  Stamps D1254 Soulmates, C1608 Brushstrokes, Ink Ruby, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape, Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent, Hearts and Quatrefoil EB Folders

Countdown to Valentine Love #5

Whoop,'s Wednesday!   As we like to say at my work "It's Almost Friday" ... of course, we start saying that on Monday.  We like to celebrate looking forward to Friday.  Today is also "whining Wednesday" and it's the only day we allow whining at the office...LOL.  Well, that's what we tell ourselves.   I'm not whining (yet) but it is cold here and that sure makes the day seem longer ...

This card is for my Coordinator at work.  She's WONDERFUL and very sweet.  It's perfect sentiment.  The inspiration came from this week's CAS(E) Sketch #109.  It's also for the "add a heart" challenge at Sweet Stampin'

CTMH Supplies:  CS Slate, White, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, D1639 Heartstrings Cardmaking WOTG,  Ink Slate, Hollyhock, Stuck on you Puffies, Heart and Diagonal EB Folders

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love #4

It's Tuesday and we're on our way to another fun Valentines Holiday 2015!  This week on my blog I'm celebrating with lots of hearts and the cute papers from CTMH which were all very fun colors again this year. 

Today's inspiration comes from the fun Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches #286.  The challenge verse this week at Word Art Wednesday #169 is I Corinthians 16:14.  "Let all your things be done with Charity (Love)".  This year I made several extra valentines to send as February 17 is RAK Day (Random Acts of Kindness) and I wanted to share some "thinking with you" wishes as a surprise for some family and friends.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, Ink Slate, Hollyhock, WhisperSlate Washi Tape, Slate Diagonal Ribbon, Red Hearts

Monday, February 9, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love #3.5

oh ... it's still Monday, LOL so I'm pretty sure that qualifies for an extra card post to get the week started!  Here is another fun card I got done for the Countdown to Valentine Love.    If you've stopped by my blog this weekend,  you know I've been celebrating with the fun Heartstrings paper and Valentine Stamps from this year's CTMH Expressions Idea Book.  I love the colors of this paper.

I used Red, White and Pink for the Friday MashUp Challenge #196 since Love is in the Air here too.   I used the sketch inspiration from this week's Retro Sketches #152.

CTMH Supplies:   Paper Heartstrings, CS Cranberry, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, Ink Slate, Silver Sparkle Trim, Red Hearts, Diagonal EB Folder

Countdown to Valentine Love #3

Welcome to Monday, the start of another week.  It's supposed to be cold and snowy again here in Ohio.   Hopefully we'll enjoy the hearts and fun of the upcoming Valentine holiday because it's not looking good for the weather!   We have to have something to celebrate, right?!

This next card in my countdown is inspired from this week's Freshly Made Sketches #172.  Can you feel the love tonight?   LOL!   It's also perfect for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge #359 - Crazy in Love!   Be sure to stop back tomorrow to check out the next card in the Countdown.

CTMH Supplies: Paper Heartstrings, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, Ink Hollyhock, Cranberry, Lagoon, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, White Sparkle Trim, Silver Sequins

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Countdown to Valentine Love #2

ohhh,  I think this one just might be my favorite card for this weekend so far?!  Love it.  I love the simplicity of the Lagoon and Cranberry with the falling red hearts.   This is also one of my fave sentiments in this set.

I used the inspiration Sketch #93 at Atlantic Hearts and the Hugs and Kisses Challenge at Addicted to CAS #56.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the next card in the countdown!  This is also for the "Home is Where the Heart Is" challenge at CTMH Heart-to-Heart Challenges Week 1

CTMH Supplies:  CS Lagoon, White, Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, Ink Cranberry, Whisper, Lagoon, Cranberry Twine, Red Sparkle Trim, Heart EB Folder

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentines Countdown to Love

Woohoo!  I had time this weekend to play with the CUTE CTMH Valentine stamps and papers I got... ready to start mailing on Monday!  

This fun sketch inspiration is this week's MOJO Monday #383.   So Fun.  I used a red heart for {PIN}spirational Challenge #133

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings,  Stamps C1604 Forever in my Heart, Ink Hollyhock, Whisper, Silver Sparkle Trim, Sparkles 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Simply, Totally, SO ....


Yes, it was just fabulous as my cards came together much quicker than we planned as we've had the "bug" here at our house!   Fortunately everyone is better as we're headed for a busy Feb weekend and I want to get my Valentines in the mail tomorrow.   These are for my sons who are away at college.


Welcome to our SOTM Blog Hop,  You're the Bomb!  If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Lauren's Blog, What a special set as $3 from each set is donated by Close To My Heart to Operation Smile.  Get a fun stamp set and help a great charity!

The sketch is from Viva La Verve, February Sketch #1.

I hope you enjoy!

Your next stop on our Hop is Catherine's Blog. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Heartstrings,  Stamp C1617 You're the Bomb, C1604 Forever In My Heart, Ink Slate, Lagoon, Black, Washi Tape Ruby, Lagoon, Sparkle Trim Lagoon, Red Hearts

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 ...