Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mojo Monday #316 & Dynamic Duos #76

Today I enjoyed making this challenge entry for Mojo Monday #316 & Dynamic Duos #76.  I was in the mood for vintage so I used a background pattern from the Close to My Heart  Frosted paper kit.   I stamped the circle with a stamp from CTMH "Love This" set and the sentiment is from CTMH "Card Chatter; Sympathy".  I know exactly who I'm sending this to already!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

CASE Study - Retro Sketches - Freshly Made Sketches - Color Throwdown

Four challenges = 3 cards this weekend!! 
It's time to share the "fruit of my playbor"! I had fun checking out and creating over at Color Throwdown, Retro Sketches, Freshly Made Sketches AND last but not least CASE Study.  

First I attempted a card for Color Throwdown, using Retro Sketches #86.

As you can see I didn't work in that 4th color....I guess it was because my patterned paper combo was already pretty busy--just couldn't do it.  I do love this paper though it is Close to My Heart Sparkle & Shine, and available in our new little Holiday Gift Guide. You can't really tell in the picture but the houndstooth paper is shiny metallic silver.

So real quick just a few minutes ago I threw this card together.  I'm not exactly thrilled with it but I like it ok.  

Next I played over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I started with color inspiration from the cute covered brad from American Crafts that I had in my stash. 

Then I headed over to CASE Study and played there....all that was last night.  

If you would like to know more details about what I used for anything just leave a comment below.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Close to My Heart Clair Paper

I really try to post using current paper but this is a layout that my clubs made in April to be suitable for May photos which is what I used it for....trying hard to get my chronological pages done.  I also like to post these so my ladies in my class can see them with photos, just in case they haven't added photos to theirs yet. 

I usually use my class layouts for scrapbooking current monthly highlights. 

Sorry this cute Clair paper is all sold out.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

CTMH You are My Happy & Black Flourishes

I knew that I would be using the Dr. Suess quote stamp quite a lot the moment I saw it in the CTMH You are My Happy stamp set.  It has always been one of my favorite quotes.  When my daughter texted me this photo of my adorable granddaughter this whimsical page immediately started building in my mind.  I call this "lighthearted scrapbooking" when I just set out to play and not take myself too serious, not that I ever really take myself toooo serious.  I just got going and shuffled through things that were laying on or near my desk and this is what happened.  So fun!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Close to My Heart Laughing Lola Paper

Here's another card made with the ever so pretty Close to My Heart Laughing Lola paper.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Washi Tape fun and Retro Sketches #84

I guess you could say that I had some fun with Retro Sketches #84!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Remember Close to My Heart Clementine?

The Close to My Heart Clementine paper has a real country feel to it. It has western designs and quilted button flower embellishments...I really liked this paper a lot!   Even though the photos are from last year I just finished up these pages.  I thought I would post just in case you might already still have some Clementine and would like some ideas.  Keep in mind our papers are not available too long so if you like something it's best to snatch it up as soon as you can. This is my cute little granddaughter she has already grown so much since these were taken. 

And this is my almost daughter and almost other granddaughter!  We have three generations of friendship between all of us, the grandma's are just not pictured here.