Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Close to My Heart Chantilly Paper and

Here's another one of my challenge creations that never made it to the challenge lol. Oh well!  It was a JOY to make this with our beautiful but unfortunately discontinued Chantilly paper, thankfully this gorgeous little "Love This" stamp set is still available - it coordinates beautifully with the My Crush Blue bird products. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

CTMH Artiste Hexagon Card for Friday Mashup 148 & Dynamic Duos

Hey, I just LOVE die cuts anyway you cut them, but the CTMH Cricut Cartridges are such an AMAZING deal you just have to take a look at them.  They each boast at least 700 images so that ends up being just pennies (or less!) for each image because you ALSO get three exclusive coordinating stamp sets AND chipboard elements when you purchase the $99 bundle!!  Believe it or not you can also get the bundle HALF off if you hostess an in person OR ONLINE gathering that reaches $250 in sales.  Please, please contact me or your existing CTMH consultant to earn yours - you will be so glad you did!! 

This CTMH Artiste Hexagon Card that I made for Friday Mashup 148 & Dynamic Duos #91 was created using the stop sign image in Cricut Craft Room.  I cut 5 "thanks" from the same cartridge and stamped with our "One Way Borders" stamp set.  I also added a few CTMH Epoxy Bubbles as well as a couple from Heidi Grace.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

CTMH Skylark, Sarita + Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop on the Go

Here again just being real quick….I'm not going into detail much - I figure that's ok because if you would like to know more you can easily just comment or email me.  These two cards are for Tuesday Morning Sketches #237 and Color My Heart #82.  It's so fun playing along with challenges and it helps me make my mind up about what to create next!

You can get a look at or purchase the complete CTMH Skylark, Sarita Paper packs and the Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop on the Go from my site.

Obviously they're both made using the Tuesday Morning Sketch.  It's a real time saver to just go ahead and make two cards at once.  Finally, I'm getting my entry in on time, I've made cards but then got busy and didn't upload them several times lately.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CTMH Lollydoodle Paper and Owls Stamp Set

Another real quick card . . . I used the close to my heart Owls stamp set and Lollydoodle paper - this kit features my favorite colors. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Score Big with Embossing

This is about our NEW embossing folders with the special "pass through" feature I haven't seen on any other brand.  Do you see what I'm talking about?  Have you seen other brands with this?  I can hardly wait to get the Quatrefoil folder! 

CTMH Skylark God Bless You - H2H Flourishes Challenge

I'm hooked on H2H this week here's what I made for their Flourishes Challenge the string was from a clothing tag (yes, I guess I do save everything) and everything else is Close to My Heart.  The sketch is from CTMH Originals card confidence book.

Skylark Workshop on the Go (Paper and Stamps)
Juniper and Chocolate Ink Pads
Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet 
I used Card Chatter Sympathy which is a discontinued stamp set (oops) but Words of Comfort  would be a great substitute.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Whole lotta playin' going on!

Sunday (after church) is usually my play day.  I missed last Sunday because we were out of state.  So….today I'm catching up on fun time!  Although I really enjoyed our trip last week :o)

Truthfully I made these cards a few weeks ago but it haven't had a chance to post them yet and I think these are good entries for the Love Inspired theme over at H2H as well as their Hearts Galore challenge.  

Cards like this one with little hanging banners go together so quick that you might as well make a couple with your scraps at the end of each creative session.  

I was inspired over at Studio Wow Joy to make this rosette with the new CTMH gold polka dot Washi tape. 

I made the rest of these using the sketch that I sponsored over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I love CTMH mini stamps - they're only $2.95 and each one is so fun it's hard to stop stamping them!

I figure that I can use the next two to send along with the St. Patrick's Day t-shirts I bought last year for this year for my grand kids.  This stam

This showcases the same sketch, just had some fun using embellishments that I already had out, and the glitter strip is made just using double stick tape.  Fun!

Of course if you would like to know more just leave a comment and if you would like to shop my CTMH site click here:


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wild About Love - CTMH February 2014 SOM - Stamp of the Month

Just posting real quick to show some cards made with the current Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month - Wild About Love - I LOVE it!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I'm sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! TMS #204

Wahooo, I'm the sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches….I hope you play along and WIN!!

I've been so excited for my sponsor week to come and now I can hardly believe it's here! 

The winner gets $20 in free CTMH products.  If you win you can shop my site and email me your order of any of the products you choose.  I will enter your order and have it shipped direct to you.  

In addition if anyone shops the "Tuesday Morning Sketches" gathering and places an order of $25 or more I will send them a free current CTMH catalog/idea book. Plus ++  if there are at least $150 in orders placed I will draw a name from the shoppers to win the Hostess Rewards of $25 or more depending on what it qualifies for!! 

Of course I just had to play along too, so far I have made 12 cards! In this post I'm showing you all the baby cards I made.  I really enjoyed making this simple sketch and keeping it simple with just a few embellishments.  

I sent the TMS Design Team some of the CTMH Mini's  because at only $2.95 I could afford to provide them one.  Leave a comment if you're interested in purchasing a Mini Packet that includes some 4 x 6 papers and one of the Mini's along with some embellishments for only $10 including shipping. 

Ok now for the sketch and cards. . .


Monday, February 3, 2014

Only one more day….

Yes, once again here's a couple cards I made for a sketch challenge last month but never got around to posting them.  I was pretty darn happy with the fact that I used a bunch of stuff that had been laying on my desk for hmmmm dare I say maybe even years!! 

This first card features a pretty Jolee's bird sticker that I had been hoarding - I'm trying to stop that!

This second card features some background paper I made using the ghost stamping technique years ago, I think I tried to toss it out a couple times but just couldn't do it.  It feels good to have finally put it to use.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Color Challenge

I'll be real quick here, this is another card I made using a sketch and color combo challenge from a couple weeks ago, I think it was Color Throwdown.  I remember thinking I may not be able to pull it off but I actually really like the end result. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Baby Girl Card

I'm really going to try and post something every day this month.  I think I can pull it off because that's what I was trying to do last month and I made lot's of things to share but between being busy and ISP frustrations it just wasn't happenin' - lets just say!

So in celebration that this month, this Tuesday Feb. 4 to be precise - I am sponsoring the weekly sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I'm VERY excited.   I can't share what that sketch will be yet but this as well as the next couple of posts will be of challenges I participated in but never entered.  

I still LOVE this CTMH stamp, it's discontinued though but still thought I would share the card I made using Blush & Baby Pink ink and paper, as well as some DCWV paper and ribbon I had picked up at Melrose Vintage quite a long time ago.