Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Could it be? Why yes it's actually a post by me! TMS #328

Not that that's really any big deal to anyone else but to me it's kind of huge right now.  More on that later but tonight I made some headway in my new craft room so I thought, I wonder....if I could..... actually clear enough horizontal space to make a card and do a challenge.  I visited my sweet friends over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I just knew they would inspire me and well here I am- boy does it feel good!!

I have been pretty awful at making decisions lately so I thought how in the world will I decide what colors, paper etc.  One thing I have kept up with the past few months (just barely) is the projects for one of my monthly hostess clubs and this month we'll be using CTMH Kaleidoscope paper so that's what I decided to break out.  

I know I know that's not Thanksgivingy AT ALL when you first think about it but when you think again about how grateful we are for the friends in our lives I think it's a great idea to make than a card to send to a dear friend? 

So here it is :o)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

And the Tuesday Morning Sketches (sponsor-challenge) winners are. . . .

Hope your Tuesday was Terrific!!  Wow last week really flew by.  I really want to thank everyone for the sweet birthday wishes.  Sponsoring TMS # 304 was definitely a highlight of my birthday week!  Now I have 3 winners to announce!!

I so appreciate the TMS Design Team and I am pleased to announce the winner who received the most votes.  ALL the cards were WONDERFUL and received many compliments however the one who received the most was drumroll....Kris!! Click here to check out her stunning graduation card on her blog. So Kris gets to pick out a stamp set or paper pack from my CTMH Site.

The second winner was drawn from the names of all the dear card-makers/admirers - it's Sara :) she also gets to pick out a stamp set or paper pack from my CTMH Site.  

You two can visit my site and email me your choices from there!

The final winner Steffi was chosen randomly over at TMH and will receive a "You Mean the World to Me" set  and a pack of 50 6 x 6 sheets of CTMH paper/cardstock combo!  

Keep playing everyone - there's lots to be won out there in the blogosphere!!

And- I couldn't just write and not add a card to share, I made this for a TMS sketch a while back but I didn't quite finish it up in time to upload so here it is now.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WONDERFUL layout by Bonnie!!

If you are in my friend Bonnie's Hostess Club you're in for a treat this month because this is what you get to make!  Isn't this layout the bomb???!!  I just LOVE it!  I'm so glad she let me post this to show her off.  If you would like to purchase the Jackson Paper Pack or the CTMH Cricut cartridge she used you can do so on her CTMH site.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Birthday to me!! Tuesday Morning Sketches #304

I really don't usually make a big deal out of my birthday but this year I say what the hey - just blurt it out there!  Several months ago I was given this date to sponsor over at Tuesday Morning Sketches so I figure it was meant to be :o)

Be sure and enter their June 9 challenge before the deadline and you could win a free stamp set!

Also, I think it's about time their awesome design team won something don't you? So during this week of June 9-16 leave me a comment on this post with your favorite artist of the week Jenee, Kris, Melissa, Jesse, Debbie or Nina and one of them will win a free paper pack or stamp set worth up to $20. 

I know it will be hard to pick a winner so that's why I'm asking you to do it!! 

Oh by the way, if at least 25 people vote everyone who votes will be in a random drawing to win a free stamp set or paper packet worth up to $20 too! All you need to do is check out Tuesday Morning Sketches' post between June 9-16 and then leave a me comment here with the name of which design team member's card you choose below this post by June 16th.

One more thing,  I will personally send a free "Hello Friend" Friendship Wreath stamp set to everyone who places an order on my CTMH site during 6/9 - 6/16. 

Without further ado here's my card for the sketch:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Heart 2 Heart - How Cute!

Here's my project for the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week. It's been a blast being on their team this month but I tell you I've had to scramble to get things posted.  In the past 32 days I.....
Closed on our home of 10 years
Moved everything out of state
Flew back to stay with friends and family for a month
Bought a car
Gave notice at my job that I've had over 27 years
Held a CTMH open house at my friend Betty's
Had a CTMH team meeting
2 CTMH workshops for my Hostess Clubs
Had get togethers with several friends and family
All while still working my busy full time job and trying to take care of life in general. 

Whew! Next Thursday is my last day at my AMAZING job (sniff) in my BEAUTIFUL little town of Prescott with friends that I've known my entire life (sniff, sniff) to head up to our new place in a Utah where my husband has already been for most of the past year. As much as I will miss my life here - boy am I ready to be living with that guy again!!!!

Thanks for "listening", now about my pics-

The first moment I laid eyes on the current CTMH Annual Inspirations I felt like CTMH had entered my dreams (and my photo stash) to come up with just the right papers for so many of my photos. I was saving this layout which is just the beautiful Brushed WOTG paired with my absolute favorite photos of my granddaughter.  The photos on the second page are just a collage that I had printed from Costco. 

My wedding anniversary is in March and the year I bought her this cute Easter outfit I told my husband that all I wanted was to go to Gymboree and buy the cutest outfit in there and not even consider the price. When I showed him the top, pants, shoes and socks he said "what no hat?" so needless to say I went back and got the hat!! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fav CTMH Green Challenge @ Heart 2 Heart

Since this is the week for the "wearing of the green" the Heart 2 Heart challenge is to create something with your favorite CTMH green.  Pear and Sweet Leaf are tied as my favs. I used Pear because it's one of the colors in the new paper kit "Blossom".  Shhhhhhhh....I might have jumped the gun a little but I just couldn't wait to share this BEAUTIFUL new paper!!!

For some reason I'm having a hard time adding the link but you can check out Heart 2 Heart @

Friday, March 13, 2015

One more!

Here's just one more card that I made from that adorable set I was using a couple of weeks ago....