Monday, February 16, 2015

Retro Sketches # 153

Still playing with the same stamp set - I'm in love with these little guys.  My next card will be the cute bunny.  I got the paper a little too wet using water color pencils but decided that this little pooch just has some terrier in him to account for the texture!  The CTMH stamp set is discontinued but the fabulous UV coated paper is the Close to My Heart Fundamentals and still available. 

I played along over at Retro Sketches #153

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday Mashup - Tuesday Morning Sketches - Color Q

Goodness the combo of these three challenges was extra fun!  Everything I used I have had for quite some time.  The stamp set is an adorable discontinued set from Close to My Heart.  I have to laugh at the Friday Mashup, farm animals and bling? Who would have known that would actually work well and be so fun??  The DT and card entries are GREAT in all these challenges!!  

Friday Mashup!:197
Tuesday Morning Sketches 287
Color Q 279

Monday, February 9, 2015

MOJO 384 & colourQ #278 + CTMH Brushed, Have a Happy Day

I REALLY needed a break from the dusty dirty work I've been doing the past few days, you know the whole attic & garage cleaning yuckiness - bleh.

At first I was completely stumped and uninspired - the challenges I checked out tonight were great I just think it was my toothache affecting me - got a crown this afternoon.  Well....I got started, had some fun and my tooth feels better.  Pretty neat how a little creative time (and Tylenol) can make a difference.

The color burst pattern from the Studio Calico Brighten Pier collection was the perfect start for the colourQ#278 challenge.  It paired quite nice with Close to My Heart Brushed paper kit, Sunset cardstock & Chevron embossing folder along with thick twine + "Have a Happy Day" and "Just Sayin'" stamp sets which are available on my CTMH site.  I followed the MOJO 384 sketch - it's always fun to play over there.  

Oh BTW,  I'm pretty proud of the fact that I pulled a good "quit hoarding" move by using almost an entire sheet of sparkles :) are you still hoarding?  Join me in 2015 & hoard no more - use your stash and make room for new fun goodies!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mojo Monday 383 - CTMH Heartstrings & You Mean the World to Me + Amy Tangerine POW!

I am one tired girl tonight, it's contest week over at Mojo Monday 383 I'm just playing to play, but you may want to head over there and enter too! Challenges are such a great way to get going.  I used CTMH Heartstrings paper kit, assortment & "You Mean the World to Me" stamp set, a We R Memory Keepers Die + Amy Tangerine POW glitter paper. You can find the CTMH goodies on my site

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Heart 2 Heart: Your Birthday, Color Throwdown #327 & retro sketches #151

Ok well I have two posts today  because I almost forgot about the Heart 2 Heart: Your Birthday challenge and I really wanted to enter something over there for all their challenges this month.  They're so kind as to give you all month to complete them I figured one of these months I could pull it off.   My birthday is in June so my color is Lagoon.  I combined it with Color Throwdown #327 & retro sketches #151.  The lighting cast the color a little plus I got a little rushed and messy because I have SO much to do today that I really should NOT be playing at all but I just couldn't resist.  

Yay - I was a Friday Mashup Glamette pick :)

What a nice surprise this morning to learn that I was a Glamette pick when I visited Friday Mashup!  This happy little bear is to thank.  

So....that's why I decided to play along and do the Friday Mashup! #195 challenge.

I used so many random things.  I goofed off last weekend with Tim Holtz distress inks and water color paper so decided to make the little banner using that. For my two embellishments I used Heidi Grace rhinestones and a Heidi Swapp wood veneer.  From Close to My Heart I used cardstock, velum, embossing folder and the "Have a Happy Day" stamp set.  

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

How does Close to My Heart do it??  The Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is another WONDERFUL addition to their line up.  Its primary focus is cards but there's just as many ways you can use it for scrapbooking.  I'll share some of both during the month of February.  

It comes in a bundle with White Daisy cardstock and 3 exclusive D size stamp sets which makes it an incredible bargain but host a gathering (you can even do it online) with sales of $250 or more and you can purchase it at 1/2 price - THAT'S JUST $49.50!!!  Contact me if you would like to know more :)