Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cheers To You

Oh Holidays ... always my favorite time of year!   This year is no different than others,  If you are hopping along with us, you just came from Sheila's Blog

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time for Yuletide Joy


It's time for Joy - Yuletide Joy from CTMH!  If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Cat's Blog   Can you believe the Holidays will be here soon?   Playing with these stamps makes me want to get busy on more holiday cards!






Have fun checking out all the other fun ideas as you Hop along.  The next stop Jen's Blog.


CTMH Supplies:
Stamps S1610 Yuletide Joy
CTMH Emboss Folders
Ink Black
Shinhan Markers
Gold Sequins





Friday, September 16, 2016

Enjoy Little Things

Welcome to another Friday!  Woohoo!   This week at the Color My Heart Color Dare #211,  we're celebrating the following colors:




I hope you get the opportunity to Scrap or Stamp this weekend!  It's supposed to be cold and rainy this weekend here in Ohio so perfect for craft time.   I'll be traveling but will be anxious to get back and scrap/stamp soon!    Here's my card for this week:




CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals, Stamps CC1148 Create Kindness-Enjoy, Ink Cocoa, Poppy, Saffron, Coral Shimmer Trim, Gold Foil Tape, Gold Sequins, CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bring It On

Oh Yes ... it's that time of year when we celebrate upcoming Holidays ... especially with Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions.   You're going to see several of great ideas for the CTMH Holiday Expressions.  If you're hopping along, you just came from Haley's Blog






I had the opportunity to go to Convention so I've had the Holiday Expressions Idea Book for some time.  As soon as I saw the Scrap Page using our new stamp set "With You" (Pg 20) I knew then what pictures I was going to scrap. These were taken last Thanksgiving.  Our first time going to our oldest DS House for the holiday since he couldn't come home.   We had such a wonderful time together.  You realize that all "traditions" are made to be set aside when there are new ones available.  This was one of them, LOL!   Good times!




There's so many wonderful new stamps and papers in the Holiday Expression!   Keep hopping along to see more creative ideas from our SOTM Blog Hop Team!  Your next stop is Brenda's Blog







CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals,  Stamps D1705 With You, Ink Adventure Ink Spots, Cricut Cartridge Artristry,

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thankful to have You

Hello Friday!   Welcome to another fun week of colors at Color My Heart Color Dare #210.  If you're playing along with us this week,  we're using Fern, Eggplant, Desert Sand, Peacock and Colonial White.    Have fun!




This week was my oldest son's birthday ... aww!  I love that boy so much.  I made this card while thinking of him.  He's one of the loves of my life and he's a great young man.   He's all grown up and lives in another state so I won't get to see him until today,  since I already sent him a birthday card, this is the one I'm giving him with his cake, yay!  


Thanks for stopping by!


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Memo, Stamps S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure, Ink Peacock, Desert Sand, Fern, Eggplant, Peacock Stitched Ribbon, Cricut  Cartridge Artbooking



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's Time ... National Stamping Month Celebration

Woohoo ... time to Celebrate National Stamping Month!   Welcome to our Blog Hop!   If you're hopping along with us,  you just came from Michelle's Blog  
 


I had SO much fun playing along with these super adorable, versatile little stamps.  You won't want to miss out on the fun!  I decided for the Hop to use these with other papers than the cards the pack comes with since I found some cute Card sketches ....  to play along with.




This is my FAVORITE since I also got out the watercolor paper and paints!   I used circles for the Challenge over at The Paper Players.




Well,  this one is pretty "high on my list of faves too" because I used the new Sea Glass color and of course the adorable new ribbons along with the vellum sheet from Uptown Fundamentals.


Ok, well this one was fun too with more ribbon and Sea Glass along with my previous favorite color Thistle ...I think this is such a cute stamp too with the fun fonts...


Fun right?   I hope you get the opportunity to Hop along.   Our next stop is Terrie's Blog.  If you get lost, go HERE for the complete list.


CTMH Supplies:   Fundamentals, CC1150 Create Kindness-Hello, CC1153 Create Kindness-Smile,  CC1151 Create Kindness- Everything, Watercolor paper, Paints, Ribbons







Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Blessings

Welcome to our September SOTM Blog Hop - Blessed Beyond Measure!  There is no doubt about it.  Why not celebrate it with this ADORABLE Stamp set from CTMH - Blessed Beyond Measure.





If you're hopping along, you just came from Haley's Blog.   What a fun set to play along with.  I used Retro Sketches #229.  I had a tough time selecting what stamps to use and I'm sure I'll have more ideas with the additional stamps.



Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Terrie's Blog.    If you get lost along the way,  the entire list is here. 


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Rustic Home,  Stamps S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure, Ink Fern, Sunset,  Ribbon


Saturday, August 6, 2016

My Favorite Time of Year


It's sort of like Christmas and your Birthday all rolled into one very fun day of the year ... New Idea Book launch for CTMH.   This year is no exception, lots of fun new stamps and papers to create with.  If you're  hopping along, you just came from Melinda's Blog


We're celebrating new products from the 2016 New Idea Book and Catalog.  I will say, if you enjoy bright colors, you'll love this idea book as it has lots of new fun colors and prints in the Paper Fundamentals.    I've been playing with my new packs of paper and enjoying the new designs.  I actually went to convention so I wanted to use the new papers to scrap the excitement of seeing the new book for the first time in the first layout






Of  course,  not only playing along with the papers for layouts but they make great cards too!  I used MOJO Monday #459 to finish a couple cards I needed to get out




I hope you enjoy hopping along with us.   The next stop on our Hop is Terrie's Blog.


CTMH Supplies
CTMH Adventure Fundamentals , Adventure CS & Inks, Stamps B1541 Love Your Face, A1198 Hi Friend,

Friday, May 6, 2016

Holiday Happiness!

Oh Yeah,  One of my favorite holiday's of the year - National Scrapbook Day!  Woohoo!  It's almost here but of course,  celebrating all weekend seems to be the best plan, LOL!  

I love to scrap and it's such a great time to celebrate the hobby we enjoy with all sorts of fun events!  Are you playing along with a Virtual Celebration Crop or maybe IRL?   Whichever you choose, I hope you're still having a great time.   If you're hopping along with us,  you just came from Gina's Blog.  Today I worked on cards since I plan to scrap tomorrow!  This paper is so versatile!
I hope whatever you decide to craft this weekend,  you'll have fun!   If you're hopping along with us, you're headed to Helen's Blog Now.   If you get lost along the way,  check out the full list at Melinda's Blog.


CTMH Supplies:
Paper Holiday Happiness, Stamps S1606 Long Way Home, Ink Fern, Cocoa, Fern Twine, Calypso Eyelets

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It's A Party!

Welcome to May!  I have so many FUN Events  to enjoy this month, it's a GREAT time to "Celebrate with Cake".    If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Gina's Blog.   Since today is the first of the month,  it's Stamp-of-the-Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!  I'm glad you're here! 




On May 7th this year,  not only is it National Scrapbooking Day,  it's my 28th Wedding Anniversary! Whew!  We've been together for some time now and although this isn't the card I'm giving my hubby,  I just had to use the "on your Anniversary" stamp!    The sketch is this week's Freshly Made Sketches #234




Next stop on our Hop is Maureen's Blog.   Have fun checking out all of the great posts using the May SOTM "Celebrate with Cake".   If you get lost along the way,  check Melinda's Blog  for the complete list.


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Calypso,  Stamps S1605 Celebrate with Cake, Ink Black,  Smoothie, Shinhan Markers,  Coral Shimmer Trim,  Coral Twine,  Calypso Sequins



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Summer Sneak Peek

Oh yes,  one of my favorite times .... NEW Idea Book Items ... Yay!   This is a fun one because the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions II comes out tomorrow, Sunday May 1.   Here's a quick peek for a new fun set coming out ... C1561 Tickled Pink and this adorable paper is Calypso!   Be sure to stop back for our SOTM Blog Hop Tomorrow!






This card is inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch #157.


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Calypso,  Stamps C1561 Tickled Pink, Ink Black, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, Shinhan Markers,  White/Gold Grosgrain Ribbon, Calypso Sequins



Friday, April 1, 2016

Picture This

Welcome to our April Blog Hop!  This month we're celebrating the SOTM Life in Pictures.  If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Melinda's Blog. 



** Unfortunately, my Stamp Set went missing.   So this is just a quick stop as you hop on to
Kirsten's Blog.   **


Have fun Hopping Along!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Where is Spring?

Welcome to our SOTM Watercolor Showcase Blog Hop!   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Marie's Blog.   I have to admit, before today, my watercolors were still in the package, gasp!




But today I got them out to play!   How fun.  I used the Watercolor Paints and painted the tags.  I really liked how it came out.  I also watercolored the bird and added Shinhan markers for more intense colors to the outline.   This card sketch is from the PageMaps Sketch for sb.com. 

This  is my favorite one

Here's the Second one I completed with alternate colors.  I thought it might be fun to have a vote in the comments so please select your favorite.   The next stop in our Watercolor Hop is Wendy's Blog.     If you get lost along the way,  here is the Complete List for the hop. 


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals,  Stamps S1603 Sunshine Birdies, CC1042 Hello Life Pocket Scrapbooking, C1540 Hello Blooms, Watercolors, Shinhan Markers,, White Ribbon,


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wow .... Spring into March

It's time for our March SOTM Blog Hop!   Who doesn't like Spring and celebrating time for birds, flowers and sunshine?!   If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Haley's Blog.




I had so much fun with this stamp set!   I love Spring and all the fun stamps we have to celebrate it's arrival.   Unfortunately I ran off for some scrapping and business travel and completely forgot to photo the adorable layout I created with this set.   The fun part is that we were doing a Regatta Workshop and with the leftovers,  I was able to use the MOJO Monday #437 Sketch.  Perfect timing as these are going out in the mail this week.
 



Thanks for hopping along.   Your next stop is Brenda' s Blog.  If you get lost along the way, here is a complete list for the Blog Hop.    Have Fun!  


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Regatta, Stamps Sunshine Birdies, Ink Sapphire, Pomegranate, Flaxen




Saturday, February 6, 2016

Share the Love

Woohoo!  Love is in the air ... well, sort of .... coming soon right?  Haha!   My hubby is frustrated with me because I worked late last night and it interrupted date night plans ... who knew?!   I plan to make it up to him next week for Valentines day and Surprise him with favorite dinner, pineapple upside-down cake and of course a card or 2 .   I always make lots of Valentines and pick one for him as I'm making them.   LOL!    Perfect Timing for our Share the Love Blog Hop!   (Complete List of Hoppers Here).  If you're hopping along our "Share the Love"  Blog Hop, you just came from Gina's Blog.  



I'm sure once you get a chance to see all the neat cards, pages and d├ęcor in our Hop that can be done with this stamp, you'll want to own the set also!    I made Valentines! 


This is inspired by this week's MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge #433.   My next card was from a Card Sketch posted on Scrapbook.com.   I thought it was perfect for the hearts I had already cut from another project on my desk


More cards coming this week so be sure to check back and see all the other fun stuff I get inspired to do with these stamps.   If you're hopping along,   your next stop is Terrie's Blog.    Have fun!


CTMH Supplies:  Paper La Vie En Rose, Stamps CC1060 Share the Love, D1569 Babycakes, CC1042 Hello, Life-Pocket Scrapbooking, Ink Cranberry, Slate, Black, Gold Foil Trim, Gold Sequins





Friday, February 5, 2016

Cheers To Love

If you haven't had the chance, make sure to pull the papers out  to play along with some of the Charlotte Paper this week!  I used every scrap of the Workshop Your Way papers.  I finished up 6 scrap pages and 5 cards.   This one is for my DH.  Our Anniversary is in May and I figured this was the perfect card to celebrate with.  

If you're playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #179,  it's time to use your Charlotte papers or the colors that go along with it.    Enjoy Your weekend!

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Fun


Welcome to the February SOTM Blog Hop!   You're gonna love this one.  If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Jennifer's Blog





This adorable stamp set is a great addition to your collection because it will be great for kids and "adults" alike.   Who doesn't like balloon animals?   LOL   We went to a restaurant for lunch and they were making Balloon Animals for the kids which made me think of this stamp set.







Enjoy!   Now hop along to Sheila's Blog.   If you by chance get lost along the way, Be sure to visit Melinda's Blog for the Hop List.


CTMH Supplies:  CS Pear, Poppy, Smooth, Thistle, Stamps S1602 Balloon Animals, Ink Thistle, Smoothie, Canary, Pear, Cricut Cartridge Artristry

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hello Friday

Woot!  Woot!  Yesterday was my Bday and the best part was I got to spend it with my Mom, Sister and Family!   Happy Birthday to me, it's always a treat to be with my loved ones. 


Welcome to Friday and another Fun edition of Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #177.   This week we're playing along with Crystal Blue, Peacock and Whisper.  What a great combination.  I was scrapping and knew just the page I wanted to do with these colors.   I love that the Paper Fundamentals Pack comes with some fun words and complements and I used my CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut the #1 and the Basketballs.  


I wanted to complete this page because it goes with the H2H "One" Challenge.  I hope you come and play along this week!   Let's see what you can do with these colors.




CTMH Supplies:  Paper Fundamentals, CS Sunset, Whisper, Crystal Blue, Cricut Cartridge Artbooking, Silver Sequins

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Seasonal Fun

Hello from Sunny Florida!  What a good time to be on a business trip in the South.  I'm enjoying the sunshine and not missing the snow!   It's also a great time to celebrate our new Seasonal Expressions .... Don't you just love EVERYTHING! 







If you're hopping along with us, you just came from Lauren's Blog.   One of my favorite paper packs in this new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book is the Charlotte Paper Pack!  The colors and design are so versatile.  Of course, the new Workshops Your Way (WYW) are an awesome option because you get lots of paper to use for pages and the left overs, make great cards.  I was able to finish 7 Scrapbook Pages and 5 cards.   I did not use all of the WYW layouts as I had some ideas of my own but it worked out well.  No paper left to sit in my stash and some fun pages and cards done.   Here's some of my faves:







I know I'll be playing along with the additional WYW Packs and more of the other adorable stamp sets available through this book!   Check out Katie's Blog for more fun creations from our Seasonal Expressions!   If you get lost along the way, Melinda has the Blog Hop List posted. 


CTMH Supplies:  Paper Charlotte, Stamps  S1601 Beloved Bouquet, Ink Black, Slate, Sorbet, Charlotte Complements,



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.