Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches 217 & CTD261

Believe it or not I did get a lot done this weekend. . . .the usual laundry, sweep, vacuum etc.  I just took some fun breaks in between and it has made for a very nice couple of days.  I did these two cards for Color Throwdown CTD261 and Tuesday Morning Sketches #217.  

 After I made the first one I got to thinking that I need a few birthday cards this week, so I made the second one for my sweet and beautiful niece.  Her and her brother, my nephew share the same birth date 5 years apart!  She is a teacher so I wanted to use the popular chalk board style stamping on hers - it's supposed to have that smudgy look.  


I used Close to My Heart pigment inks, Indian Corn Blue and Creme Brûlée and cardstock - White Daisy, Topiary Buttercup and Black.  Also, the CTMH stamp set For a Friend and one of our new adorable little single stamps (they're only 2.95!) Heartfelt Birthday Wish, all available on my site The flowers and pearls are from Michaels and the patterned paper is Pebbles Family Ties collection that I picked up at a friends craft store.  I noticed that a couple of the DT at Color Throwdown used a pattern from the same collection, it apparently came right to their mind as soon as they saw this challenge too.  

Well you know what they say about minds thinking alike :o) thanks for stopping by!

MOJO Monday #312, Huntington Paper & Perfect Fit Thanksgiving

Yes, as a matter of fact I have been playing again!  This time at MOJO Monday (Sketch 312).  I used the Perfect Fit Thanksgiving stamp set, Huntington Paper Kit, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Brown & Tan Sparkles and also Black,  Creme Brûlée and Autumn Terra Cotta pigment inks.  All Close to My Heart and available on my site.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Laughing Lola and Retro Sketches #83

This Retro Sketch Challenge #83 was a really fun sketch and the Close to My Heart Laughing Lola paper and assortment is soooo pretty!  That's what I used for this along with the CTMH stamp set For a Friend, Gypsy Ink and Black Pigment Ink...all Close to My Heart and available on my site. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

CTMH Stamp, Anna Griffin Embossing Folder & DCWV Spring Fling Paper

I don't know why I admit these crazy things I do but here's another one of the drafts I forgot about.  The funny thing about this card is that I pulled up a book mark for a color challenge blog (can't remember which one right now of course) and excitedly set out to make this card. When I was done and went to post it on the challenge I realized that what I pulled up was a blog post that was over a year old already!!  LOL, these colors never go out of style, not in my opinion anyway and I LOVED making this.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CTMH Chantilly Paper and Compliments

LOL, I found a few drafts that I started so that I could post the beginning of July while I was in Kentucky, but I ended up never finishing and here's one.  I video'd myself making this, we'll see if I ever actually post that!! I just made this a couple months ago of my sweet granddaughter and now she's over TWO already!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Retro Sketches #82

Took a little time for fun yesterday and played around with this weeks retro sketches challenge #82. I made this real quick with some Pebbles and Jolee's stickers, Close to my Heart card-stock and stamp. The lighting is funky on the last pic which is the inside of the card, the 'made with love' sticker is from Pebbles and so is 'take a moment to breathe'.  My color inspiration was from last weeks Color Throwdown challenge...was going to play there too but didn't quite post in time. 

I can think of several people who I need to send this sentiment to right now, and I have a feeling that you and I both should take a moment (more often) to breathe too! What do you think?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tommy Paper - June Club Layout

This is the layout my June clubs made planned so it works well for July's pics or lot's of other topics.  The sketch is so simple and takes so little work and paper but as you can see on the one with pics that it works up quite nice.  This is my sweet neighbor's cute baby boy.   :o)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

National Stamping Month: September 2013

Hi, I've been soooo busy lately but I promise I'll be back again real soon!

In the mean time enjoy the CTMH videos that I will be posting - lot's goin' on!!