Monday, May 30, 2016

Freshly Made and Color Throwdown

ARRRGGHH, I struggle so much with the lighting in my hobby room I could just spit!!!  Here's what I made to play along over at Freshly Made Sketches 238 and Color Throwdown 394 - gosh I love these challenges.  The stamp is Close to My Heart (only $3.95 set of 2) and all the other doodads I had in my stash, all several years old.  I'm really trying to use my stuff before I get certified as a hoarder. I only wish I was kidding about that LOL.  

The paper is from DCWV baby boy pack a while back, the brads from The Girls Paperie and the other accents from Heidi Grace.  Oh yes and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the flowers.  I tell you  I do have quite a collection, between my sweet family who knows I love all this and what I purchase myself, plus being a CTMH consultant for almost 20 years I have a LOT!!!  

P.S. I totally forgot to link this up to both of the bad. :o(

Sunday, May 29, 2016

MOJO Monday 449 & CTMH Happy Times Paper Packet

Had a chance to play along over at MOJO Monday 449 this week - so FUN!! 

The cool Rose Gold foil tape from Close to My Heart was a little tricky to photograph but I sure do love it.  I used a flower from Recollections that I've had for a long time. The sweet Happy Birthday stamp is part of a cute little mini set that is only $3.95  it includes this sentiment and another one that says Birthday Wishes with some little stars.  Here's what else I used all from Close to My Heart and available on my site

Happy Times Paper Packet - available only through May 31.
Cotton Candy Ink
White Daisy Card Stock
Woodgrain Embossing Folder (no longer available)

Thanks for stopping by :o)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #353

Well HAPPY Tuesday!!  I hope your week is already off to a terrific start!  

Here's my card for Jessi's fab sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #353.  It was kind of funny I was in a little of a creative funk so I just shuffled through my little bin of already made bits & pieces and low and behold I had these two panels. It took some thinking but I did remember the cards that I was making at the time that I put these together and just didn't get them all used up I guess.  I also had the circle already cut out and I seem to keep using buttons and using buttons but I can hardly tell any are gone I have so many!!  Buttons seemed to be a good fill for the left over space from using my leftovers that weren't exactly the right size for either a A2 or 5 x 7 card.  

I hope you don't mind me using my "Smiles" stamp so often, I'm just in love with it that's all.  Now how about you shuffling through your little bin of do dads and make a card to play along this week over at Tuesday Morning Sketches??!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #352

Hi you!!  Well sure now I act all nice and everything but to tell you the truth I was mad and pouty when I created these cards - lol.  For some reason when I get that way sometimes I work really fast and that was the case here. I'll post the rest of the cards later in the week.

This great sketch by Melissa over at Tuesday Morning Sketches really got me going in a positive direction. I just loved it and it was easy to cut multiples all at once so that was why it went so quick.

Be sure to head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and check our what the rest of the design team created - they're sure to get your creative juices flowing and then I hope you play along too. Oh yes and of course there's going to be a give-away, it's 3 digital images over at Crafty Sentiments

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I sponsored @ Tuesday Morning Sketches #351

Well I'm sure glad you stopped by and I hope you'll be inspired by (by my good and not so good cards) to play with us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #351.  Selfishly, I'm even more hopeful that you'll play along this week because I made the sketch and I'm sponsoring the prize - it's a stamp set and a little pack of embellishments. 

I'll confess the only reason I ended up making so many cards was because I didn't like the first two (3 actually but one is in the trash) you'll see the other two tolerable ones below at the very end after you see the 3 that I think turned out ok.

I used an Avery Elle set of stamps and dies I got from Simon Says Stamp.  Along wth some Close to My Heart stamps, Penelope Paper and watercolors. 

Ok now it's your turn to play over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! At the very least I hope you head on over and check out what our amazing Design Team created & leave them some love.  Thanks so much for stopping by :o)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #350

Here we are again, another week bites the dust!!  Gosh it was a quick week. 

Here's what I made with this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches #350.  I really thought I was going to only do one card this time but I just couldn't resist!!  I kept them really easy and just used the same sentiment for all because I know it's one that I can use a lot of.  

I hope you head on over and check out the rest of the team's wonderful creations and also that you get a chance to play along too.  Our sponsor is Digital Delights so as always there's a nice prize that you just might win - but you know the deal . . . you can't win if you don't play, lol!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 349 & Close to My Heart Dizzy Circles

Well I guess you could say one thing led to another when I started playing with this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches #349 (again) The one that ended up being my favorite is last.  I choose this one to publish on the official challenge blog because it was the one that I thought best depicted the sketch.  I sure do hope you have time to play along with us!!  The button on this card is one I salvaged from a discarded worn out jacket. I had the rest of the buttons and embellishments in my stash.

Here's a pic of the big mess I had on my desk - lol.  I was trying to spray dots but it seemed like I would point it to spray one spot and ended up getting it on another.  The easiest and the ones that I think turned out best are the ones that I just masked circles and sprayed lightly around them.  I had a friend over to play too  and she loved learning this technique. 

I used the CTMH stamp set Dizzy Circles because I knew it would be perfect for the sketch.  This was the first time I've had my embossing powder out in ages!

The sprays are so glimmery I love them, they're from Heidi Swapp.   This stamp set and gold foil tape are from Close to My Heart. 

Now here's my fave - I just love pink+white+gold!!

Your turn to head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and see what the rest of our fabulous team made! Plus, your turn to play you just may win some Freckled Fawn embellishments from our very own Melissa!!!