Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CTMH Seaside & Nursery Charms stamp + American Crafts etc.

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, that's what life is all about these days.

I had so much fun making this while I still had the stuff out from when I made the card in my 9/26 post.  I used CTMH Seaside paper & Nursery Charms stamp set + American Crafts Happy Birthday brads (I think the Washi tape is AC also) and other embellishments.  Embellishments - any and all - that's my guilty pleasure so I'm entering this in the Heart 2 Heart challenge "Guilty Pleasures" for this week. 





Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mojo Monday 365 and Color Dare 113

Well my ride on mower wouldn't start and I was really frustrated so decided to make a card instead of be too mad.  I made this for Mojo Monday 365 and Color Dare #113.  I'm sure I'll be using this great sketch a lot more.  

I used Close to My Heart Confetti Wishes and Seaside paper packs and You're Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set.  Note that I sort of followed the "Gallon, Quart, Ounce" rule of thumb when using the colors.  At first I thought I didn't like the combo but I figured it's a "Dare" right so it shouldn't necessarily be easy - lol.  

I tried my mower after I finished the card and it started - yay (I think)!!  I got a lot done but also really enjoyed my little break.  




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Needed a FUN fix - FAST! MOJO 364 & CTD 311

Gosh it's been way too long since I've played along with a challenge and I really needed some fun to balance out the not so fun stuff I've been dealing with lately.  I realized that skipping fun is like skipping sleep, neither one helps you get more done with the extra time, it just makes all the time you do have LESS productive.  

So while this isn't the best card I've ever made I'm still putting it in the Mojo Monday 364  and the Color Throwdown 311 challenges.  When I saw the CT colors I immediately knew I would use CTMH Seaside paper the stamp I used is CTMH Nursery Charms, it's the best You're My Sunshine stamp around!  

I also made a two page layout - so I had a ton of fun tonight.  I'm excited to show you that tomorrow...just too tired to try and take any more photos right now.  

I think I'll move the little Glacier tab over a bit, but I'm not going to redo the pic.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy September!!

It's going to be an amazing month - I just feel it!!  One good reason I think that is because September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! 

When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our ongoing celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! Plus, make sure you check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram during September to follow all the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy for a full 30 days!



Also we have a great Stamp of the Month -  "Family is Forever" - so true.  You can purchase the set on my website pattir.ctmh.com  for just $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 with no minimum purchase.  




That's all for now, it's time for this girl to go collapse and get some sleep.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Your Own Kind of Wonderful from Close to My Heart 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations

Ok, here they are my very first two cards made with new 2014-2015 CTMH Annual Inspirations products.  I could hardly wait to try out the new colors, so here I stamped 4 out of 5 of them - Glacier, Thistle, Pixie and Canary.  The stamp sets I used were Your Own Kind of Wonderful available to customers now and Better with a Friend a set that's only available to hostesses. 

The first one is 5 x 7 -







I decided to make these for a swap so I recreated it as 4.25 X 5.5 and I switched to Thistle for the larger butterfly.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Stuffed" heart card.

I skipped on to this card that's made with a "stuffed" heart.  I water colored the heart and with the paper still wet from that I pressed from the back to ease out a raised area on the front, put some tissue in the raised area, added adhesive around the edges of the heart and backed it with another piece of card stock.  It's really hard to tell from the photos but it looks really neat in real life.  







Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday and twos more days till new goodies!

What day is it??  Yes it's already one of "those" weeks, not just for me either, I've been hearing it over and over.  I will have just two more 10 year pile cards after this.  I'm saving my favorite for last and it's made using a technique that I'm pretty excited to teach in one of my clubs again soon.  

But for now here's a cute little card - it was part of a campaign I think, and the sketches/instructions were included with the set.  I think she's pretty cute and because of that she reminds me of a couple of my friends named Cindy with her dog.  My friend Cindy if you stop by let me know!