Sunday, July 6, 2014

CTMH Ariana & Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos - 4 Tuesday Morning Sketches

Holy cow!  I would say I'm surprised that a month has flown since I posted last, but actually I'm not surprised at all.  You see, we've been preparing our home to sell plus I'm taking an accelerated summer Excel 2013 class and I'll tell you what I've had zero, nada, NO time to play!!

I just had to take a break for a bit today - there's only so many consecutive hours you can spend doing something like that before you go bonkers.

Next week I'm the sponsor over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #256 so I thought I would make something for their challenge this week. I'm quite excited to see what Melissa & Co. have planned because we've all been so busy that anything could happen lol.  They're a great bunch over there and I'm just sorry that my sponsor week snuck up on me so quick and I didn't have a chance to send them anything to play with.

I used the CTMH Ariana paper kit & assortment and the Cricut Artiste collection stamp set Kudos plus Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim Ink Pads.  I'm so proud of myself I've already put everything away unlike me :o)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #252 - CTMH Words of Comfort & other Products

I used a CTMH Oldie (Journaling Card) and Newie (well current anyway) Words of Comfort Stamp Set, Quick Kutz Die, Pebbles Cardstock Sticker and DCWV Baby Boy Stack to make this card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #252.  I hope I'm not jinxing myself but woooowhooo this  is my 3rd day in a row to play and post!  I was actually going to post to Color Throwdown but I was too late.  Oh well I'm second to post on Tuesday  Morning Sketches #252 so that's not too shabby.  Not that I'm competing with anyone but myself, it's just that I rarely have the time to play or the right timing to even get things posted in time.  

Monday, June 2, 2014

MOJO Monday 348 - CTMH Ariana Paper - Be Still

What could be more fun on this Monday evening than playing along with MOJO Monday 348?  I made this with the CTMH Ariana paper kit and Be Still (discontinued-oops) stamp set and other little goodies I've had for years…I'm trying to use up some of my old along with the new.  

Sunday, June 1, 2014

No play makes you DULL!! H2H June SB Challenge

Well I suppose I can't really say that I have had "no play" but I truly haven't had a chance to have any paper crafting fun.  I rarely get sick but I was sick for 3 weeks!  Bleh!  Then I did have a ton of fun with my daughter and her little family visiting us for almost a week.  On top of it all we pretty much think we're going to put our house up for sale in order to downsize, something I didn't think would happen for another 20 or so  years.  Goes to show you just never know! 
I guess it was the narcissist in me that was all over the Heart2Heart scrapbooking challenge.  Plus it looks as though I will be the first to post on it and that just never happens with me.  So, I kept this really simple kind of because it feels funny making a fuss about a pic of myself. I will probably change out the journaling, just not for the www. 

I used Close to My Heart Arianna Paper Kit and Assortment, discontinued Waxy Flax, a little Pebbles sticky label, Dear Lizzy roller date stamp and buttons that I had in my stash.

Update: here's how I ended up finishing the two page layout…

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CTMH Free to Be Me & MOJO Monday Challenge #343

Here's what I made for MOJO Monday Challenge #343 - I used this month's Close to My Heart special Free to Be Me paper collection and the May Stamp of the Month. 

During National Scrapbooking Month in May, you can get the Free to Be Me paper collection for just $5 with your qualifying purchase of $50 click here to order. The paper collection features exclusive printed cardstocks, vellums, and B&T Duos™ and, with a retail value of $11.95, is a fantastic deal for products you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, with your $50 qualifying purchase, you will also qualify for the May Stamp of the Month for an additional $5 (retail value $17.95)! This means May is the perfect month to double up on promotions, getting the paper collection for $5 and the May Stamp of the Month for $5—that is a savings of nearly $20! So make sure to get your Free to Be Me paper collection in May for just $5 and let your creativity take flight!

You will be able to create 2 gorgeous layouts and 3 beautiful cards using the materials in the paper collection, the online workshop guide, the May Stamp of the Month, and some basic supplies. 
The paper collection includes:
  • 6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos™ Paper
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets
  • 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dotted Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Access to Online Workshop Guide
Featured colors: Gold, Mint, Peach, Red, Teal, Tan, White Daisy

Monday, April 28, 2014

You're Amazing - you really are!

Well, you are amazing because you stopped by to visit, thank you very much!!  Here is a little (Mini) Mini Album or I was calling it a Calbum, that is a cross between a card and a mini album.  How's that for an invention?  We made these in my workshops this month.  
This is a scaled down version (only one inserted envelope page) of the mini album created by Sarah Wills and  pinned by my friend Penny. The paper and the stamps are from the CTMH Ivy Lane Card Making Workshop on the Go

And just where in the world have I been?  I went on a CRUISE!  It was our 20 year wedding anniversary celebration.