Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A little Note for Spring

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HELLO April and hello April SOTM!   It's time for our CTMH Blog Hop for the new month and April is here.  It's another FUN stamp set you won't want to miss ... especially since Seasonal Expressions Volume II starts tomorrow
(April 1).   I also used a new paper pack, Blossom and the new Coral Reef Sequins -- love them!

If you've already started hopping with us, your just coming from Jen's Blog.  You'll want to keep hopping along as this is another FABULOUS SOTM opportunity!   This month's, "Typed Note" is such a delightful choice for lots of occasions!   I used the Card Sketch for Viva La Verve March Week #4

Don't miss the next stop on the hop with Haley's Blog.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Blossom, CS Smoothie, Stamp S1504 Typed Note, B1473 Flowers for Mom, Ink Slate, Smoothie, Shimmer Trim White, Teal, Coral Reef Sequins

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Time!

Come on Spring ... please get here soon!  I'd really like to enjoy sunshine and warmer temperatures soon!  It's not too early though to celebrate with Spring colors and I've been playing with the new paper coming out in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions II on 040115.   The colors are so delightful! 

This fun sketch is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches #179

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Blossom, CS Pear, Stamps B1402 My Peeps, Ink Pear, Smoothie, Coral Reef Sequins, Sparkles

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cheep, cheep...

Cheep!  It's almost the end of March and April brings Easter and hopefully more sunshine.  I love to stamp with these cute little Easter chick stamps.  Very fun for Easter wishes ... This is this week's MOJO Monday Sketch #390

*** Sneak Peek of the new paper & sequins coming out in the Expressions II Idea Book 04/01/15. 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Blossom, CS Pear, Glacier, Stamps B1422 Easter Wishes, B1473 Flowers for Mom, Ink Sunset, Shinhan Markers, Sequins Coral Reef, Diagonal EB Folder

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy 100!


Hello and Happy Saturday!   I love the weekends when the work week is chaotic and it's sure been crazy lately.   Today I got the opportunity to play along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Celebration #100!   Always a fun sketch and this week was no different.   

***It's a sneak peek of new paper coming out in the CTMH Expressions II - Blossom and the fun new Coral Reef Sequins.  

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Blossom, CS Glacier, Pear, Stamps D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Ink Pear, Sunset, Smoothie, Coral Reef Sequins, Diagonal Striped Ribbon, Sparkles

Friday, March 27, 2015

Come on Spring!

Hello Stamping / Scrapping Friends,  TGIF!   Welcome to another Fun week of playing with CTMH colors at Color My Heart Color Dare #135.   This week we're playing with Chocolate and Champagne.    I hope you get time this week to come and play along ....


This is a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #102.  I love all the layers it had.

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Basic, CS Chocolate, Kraft, Glitter Gold, Stamps C1533 Fabulous You, Ink Chocolate, Champagne, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Gold Dot Washi Tape, Diagonal EB Fold, Gold Sequins

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Well, It's Wednesday

So far, so good.  Traveling this week for work,  looking forward to being home soon.  Had a chance to finish up this card this weekend.   I love the paper fundamentals paper, especially the Whimsy colors. 

The sketch is from this week's Sketch Saturday #353.   I hope your week is going well,

CTMH Supplies:  CS Flaxen, Cocoa, Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Stamps C1533 Fabulous You, Ink Cocoa, Flaxen, Shimmer Trim Bronze,

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy

I hope you're having a good week!  I was at a crop and one of the ladies had a "Hello Kitty" cartridge.  I decided to cut some designs just playing around and figured I use them on a card or 2 at a later time.   I found them unpacking my bag and decided this one worked perfectly with this week's Retro Sketch #157. 

Hope you're enjoying the week!

CTMH Supplies:  CS Canary, Blush, Black, Stamps CC1025 You Are My Happy, Ink Canary, Black, Gold Sequins, Black Waxy Flax, Lines EB Folder

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ready for Another Work Week

Hello and Happy Monday!   It's time to get started with another work week.  It was a chilly weekend which made for a great time to relax in the craft room to stamp and scrap.   Ahhh!  Loved it.

Here's my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches #178.  It includes a "sneak peek" of the new Bubbly Enamel Shapes that will be out in the CTMH Expressions II Idea Book on April 1!  These little shapes are so cute and in fun colors!

CTMH Supplies:  CS Slate, Black, Lagoon, Paper Fundamentals Basic, Stamps CC1025 You Are My Happy, C1511 Love Blooms, Ink Ruby, Lagoon, Pear, Black, Washi Tape Lagoon Hearts, Ruby Chevron, Silver Shimmer Trim, Hexagon EB Folder, Bubbly Enamel Shapes, Sparkles

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Job Well Done

 
Recently I had the opportunity to attend Senior Night for my BFF daughter at Western Michigan University.   She's been a great cheerleader and school supporter all 4 years she's been there.  Kelsie has worked so hard and I was very proud to be invited to the game to see her get her Senior Plaque.  I was happy for my BFF too as I know she was ecstatic for her. 

I wanted to send her a card and just let her know it was such a great time to watch her succeed and move on for a great career.  "It was a Great Day to be a Bronco!"   Way to go Kels!

My card was inspired by this week's MOJO Monday #389.  

CTMH Supplies:  CS Cranberry, Flaxen, Canary, Paper Fundamentals Whimsy,  Stamps C1606 A Thing Well Done,  Ink Flaxen, Canary, Cranberry, Black, Hexagon EB Folder, Sparkles

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ohhh....I can't wait

Here's a "little sneak peek" of a new product coming out in the CTMH Expressions II which is released April 1 ...Oceanside Sequins!  I loved the silver and gold ones and now there are colors -- woohoo!

This card is for a gal I work with who is getting married.  I used the inspiration from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #99.   Fun, fun! 

CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals Whimsy, Basic,  Stamps D1636 I Do, Ink Slate, Black, Lagoon, Pear, Shimmer Trim Teal, Slate Diagonal Ribbon, Oceanside Sequins

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Friday!

It's another fun Friday and we're celebrating at Color My Heart Color Dare #134 with Cotton Candy, Olive,  Lagoon and Black.   It's a great weekend and time to play along.  My card is inspired this week by MOJO Monday #386 Sketch.  I really enjoyed another opportunity to use my washi tapes.   It's one of my favorite CTMH products!  CTMH Supplies:  Stamps C1600 Happy Birds, Ink Lagoon, Cotton Candy, Olive,  EB Folder Hexagons, Washi Tape Lagoon Hearts, Cotton Candy Dots,
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ahhh ... With Friends

No matter where you are it feels like home.  My heart is happy, I'm spending time with my BFF this weekend.  Scrapping and BFF Chatter are the best therapy one could ask for ...

So, let's get on with FRIDAY!    It's time to play along with Color My Heart Color Dare #133.   This week we're celebrating the colors of Wanderful - Smoothie, Honey, Flaxen, Crystal Blue, Gypsy and Black.   I used all my "official" Wanderful" paper pack for scrapbooking a road trip but I love these colors  .... you will too, come and play!

 
 
CTMH Supplies:   CS Honey, Crystal Blue, Smoothie, Stamps A1160 This is Good, C1561 One Way Borders, Ink Flaxen, Honey, Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, Smoothie Striped Washi Tape, Bitty Sparkles

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hello, hello!

Well, it's a bittersweet day as I'm in Michigan with my BFF for her daughter's college "Senior Night".   It's the last home basketball game before the MAC Championship, Go Bronco's!  I almost didn't make it here thanks to the most recent "winter blast" that moved across the region.  I'm ready for winter to be done.

It's Friday which means it's time once again to celebrate with our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #132.   This week we're using Black, White and Whisper.   Let's see the fun stuff you can create with these colors.  This sketch inspiration is from Freshly Made Sketches #174. 

I hope you have time this week to play along!


CTMH Supplies:  CS Black, White, Stamps D1325 Argyle Backgrounds, Ink Whisper, Cricut Cartridge Artfully Sent, Silver Washi Tape, Black Shimmer Trim, Stars, Mini Sparkles, Diagonal EB Folder

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Monday!

Just a note .... to let you know that I heard today is the first day of "Meteorological Spring" ... but, um, it sure doesn't look like it?  LOL!   Well, it's Spring in the Craft Room so I'm adding flowers.

This cute sketch is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #175.   It's also Day #1 of Calvinball Challenge over at "Get It Scrapped".   If you're feeling like Celebrating National Crafting Month, come join us for a challenge like no other ....

Have a good week!

CTMH Supplies:  CS Topiary, Stamps A1171 A Little Note, Ink Cocoa, Shinhan Art Markers, Gold Sequins, Vine EB Folder, Topiary Striped Ribbon

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.