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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simple Beauty...

As I post this, the sun is rising, birds are chirping, and I am so grateful that I have this beautiful day to enjoy. God has blessed me!

My card this morning is from the Our Creative Corner sketch for this week. I am still using up old stash. That's the thing about keeping all the leftovers of this fabby paper we love, we need to use it up for cards right then, so we won't have old stash piles. Like many of you, my piles are getting out of hand. I really didn't realize just how much so until I began moving my stuff into the new room. Boy, do I have a HUGE pile of goodies that are just begging to be used again! Be blessed today and enjoy!
CTMH: Bamboo cardstock, Simple Beauty Stamp (D1261)
Dp: Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls
Ink: Tim Holtz walnut stain
Ribbon: stash

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bella, Thank You

Good Monday Morning,
I hope you all had a relaxing and restful weekend filled with plenty of sun and fun! Here's to a great week ahead!
My card today is my take on the CPS sketch 122 this week. I like how this card turned out. It is for a swap I am in. Amber Trubiak (also a CTMH Consultant) is hosting a "Whatever Blows Your Hair Back" swap. I am swapping in Thank You cards. This is the inside of the card. Hope you have a great Monday, enjoy!

Cardstock- CTMH Bamboo
Dp- CTMH Bella
Ribbon- Cosmo Cricket
Slide- CTMH and Basic Grey
Buttons, ric-rac - stash
flowers- Prima
flourish and sentiment- CTMH Free Spirit, Say It In Style, and Curly Sentiments
inks- CTMH Chocolate Distress, New England Ivy, Purple Pansy

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Good Sunday Morning,

I have a quick post for today. I was checking out Amy R's Friday Sketch and loved this. As I am so into the vintage daisy d's right now, this card is also using more of that paper. The flowers are part of the little die cut sheet that was in the pack. I just cut a slit down toward the center so I could curl up the petals and give just a touch of dimension. I also inked the lace with just a hint of the walnut stain on a sponge. Hope you enjoy and have a blessed day!
CMTH- Duch Blue cardstock, floss, and For Every Occasion stamp
dp- daisy d's Moda
buttons- stash
ink- Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Bazzill Bling brad
lace- stash

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Just Because...

Happy Saturday,

I had a blast yesterday! My MIL and I went antique shopping ALL day long. I am looking for little antique and quaint pieces to put into my little Ashlea's new room here at my house. Ashlea came over last night and was thrilled with the little talble and bed I had gotten. It is a slow process but I am closer. As I said a little while back, I am moving my studio into this room as well. All furniture is being painted white. Now my scrap room used to be chili pepper red. I am sanding, priming, and painting myself silly, but it is going to be beautiful when finished.

Anyways, to my card for today. I am still using daisy d's Moda collection. It is easy to get to right now with all the other "creating" going on in the house. I was over at Brenda's blog last night and came across Jamie's sketch. I adore this sketch. Both ladies have terrific blogs and are soooo very creative, hop on over to check them out. Hope you enjoy this card and have a beautiful blessed weekend!
CTMH Bamboo cardstock and Say It In Style stamp
daisy d's Moda dp
lace and peals from stash
ink is Tim Holtz walnut stain

Friday, June 26, 2009

You Make My Heart Flutter...

As we all awaken this morning to the tragic news of the loss of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, I pray for both families that God will help them through His unending love for all His children.
This brings me to my card for the IC Sketches 22 challenge this week. As saddend as I was by this loss, I wanted to remind my hubby just how much I love him. Not for all the big wonderful things he does, but for all the little everyday things he does for me and our amazing life together.
The challenge was to create a window in your card. I must say, this is the first window card I've made and I think I just might be hooked! I hope you enjoy....
Daisy D's Moda dp
CTMH Bamboo cardstock
Tim Holtz Walnut and Frayed Burlap distress inks
CTMH Tulip ink and ribbon slide
Ribbon Making Memories
CTMH stamp Butterfly Wings (D1345)
Pearls K&Co.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Three Scoops, Please...

Morning Ladies,
I hope today is greeting you all with sunshine and smiles! Today's card is using three different challenges. Frist, my sketch is from Kazan over at 2 Sketches 4 You (29), next the color purple from Pile it On, and last but not least, Scrap or Dare 8 using Petal, Blush, White Daisy, and Clover Meadow.
I cut my flower layers using my Creative Memeories circles, I stamped the blush and white daisy paper with flourishes. Then I crumpled all three circles and lightly inked the edges. I attached a brad and then the green bling. I just hand drew three leaves on clover meadow cs and repeated the crumpling. All CTMH cardstock in: Hydrangea, White Daisy, Clover Meadow, and B & T in Tickled Pink
CTMH inks: Hollyhock, Purple Pansy, and Clover Meadow
Stamp: Free Spirit (D1217)
Bling and brad: Scrapgoods kit

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unscripted Card

I wanted to make a card this afteroon using this week's Unscripted Sketch. I'm still using up old stash, so I pulled out some daisy d's Moda collection for this card. Just want to say that daisy d's is one of my favorite lines of paper! I wanted to layer it up but wasn't really sure which papers to put where. As lovely and vintage as this paper is, I didn't want to do an image, just a sentiment. I had it finished and then felt like something was missing so, I added the bling. I can't decide if I like the bling or not...
cardstock: CTMH Dutch Blue
dp: daisy d's
tabs: daisy d's
bling: Prima
ribbon: Memory Makers

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #10

Well, I am running late with a post this morning. Horribly slow computer for some reason...maybe it just needs some rest! wink wink.
Anyway, I finally got around to making a card for Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #10. The colors were melon, cream, berry, and dark brown. What a lovely choice of colors. I am so very glad I ventrured over to peek at this week's colors. I love how they look on this card! It was a simple quick card but I love it! Hope you enjoy...
cardstock: Bazzill Chocolate, Sunny Coral, CTMH Colonial White
ink: CTMH Chocolate and Sorbet
stamps: CTMH Treasure Life (D1306)
ribbon: CTMH ribbon rounds (retired)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Should I Buy A Lottery Ticket?

I just went over to IC Sketches to check out the new sketch, and quess who the winner of the Little Yellow Bicycle prize pack is.....a very shocked me!!! I am thinking that I just may need to run out immediately to buy a lottery ticket! I'm so very excited...check out all the goodies over here. This is just perfect for some layouts of my little man with summer pics.

Mojo with My Grafico Prize

Good Morning Ladies,
I got to play with my new digi images I won yesterday from My Grafico over at Card Patterns. I simply adore dragonflies. I knew I wanted to use this bright paper for my Mojo 92 card and thought the little dragonfly would be perfect for it. One thing for sure is, I have to get some Copics!!! I'm not really happy with the way my coloring the image turned out. Another thing, I should have made the card wider...not happy with the position fo the little sentiment square. Oh well....if you have thoughts, let me hear...
Magnolia paper -- My Minds Eye
Dragonfly from Garden Elements Digi --My Grafico
CTMH inks--Autumn Terracotta, Honey, Citrus Leaf, Hollyhock, and Breeze
CTMH --Blending Pen
Sentiment--CTMH For Every Occasion (D1187)

Monday, June 22, 2009

WoooHooo I Won!!!

I have been out most of the day. When I got home, I pulled up the blog and read a comment that Grace had left on my last post...she told me I won a digi set from Card Patterns! YAY!! The prize digi stamps were sponsored by My Grafico. I chose this Garden Elements set. Aren't they just adorable?
Thanks Grace for letting me know because I had posted my card for this week earlier and wouldn't have gone back to that blog for a day or so. You're a sweetie!

Bella Thank You

On to my second post for this morning, yay!! This one is a Thank You card using the Card Patterns 20 sketch for this week. I so love this Bella paper from CTMH! This was a really quick and simple card! I put the little bee on a large pop dot to add just a bit of dimension. I hope you enjoy it!
CTMH Bella level 2 paper and stickease
K & Co. Green scalloped paper scrap
CTMH Purple Pansy, Hollyhock, and Bamboo ink
CTMH tag and Say It In Style stamp
Offray ribbon
Prima bling
Jumpring unknown


Stars and Stripes Forever

Welcome to a new week filled with unbelievable possibilities! I sure hope that you are expecting good things to come your way this coming week! My post this morning is a card made for the Sweet Stop 9. The twist was to make the sketch using red, white and blue. I knew instantly which stamps and papers I wanted to use. I used the distressing wheel from CTMH to get that edge on all my cardstock. I love that little wheel! Well, off to more adventures for the day!

CTMH cardstock in Moonstruck, Tulip, and White Daisy
CTMH inks in Tulip and Star Spangled Blue
Stamp (C 1201) Spirit of 76
Vintage Cranberry edge anchor
ribbon from stash

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wish Upon A Star...

On to my second post of the day....I am really happy with how this little card came out :-)!
I'm playing in both the CPS 121 and Our Creative Corner challenges. The sketch is from CPS and OCC wanted stars. Pull out the Stardust and ta-da!
This was a really simple card, the paper was just perfect for this sketch! I hope you enjoy! If so, leave a comment behind.
CTMH Stardust level 2 paper and stickease
CTMH Moonstruck ink

Summer Pleasures

Beautiful Sunday morning to you all! I am up early and ready for a morning of card making bliss! I hope to get 3 or 4 created this morning! My first card is a quick and simple one for Papertake Weekly 17. The sketch had a large triangle this week. I made mine rather large as to pull the eye to the 'buggy center'. I hope the photo is crisp enough to allow you to see the little bugs on the leaf. I have had this paper pack for two years I think and still hadn't used any of it. I am trying to pull all the stash that has never been touched out and USE it. I can't buy more unitl some of this is gone!
CTMH Lazy Days of Summer level 2 paper
and stickese
CTMH Sweet Leaf and Amethyst inks
ribbon from my stash

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Scrap or Dare meets C.R.A.F.T Challenge 5

Finally, the tango walls are finished! You talk about some bright 'tween' room we have going on! She LOVES it and that is all that matters, right?Anyway, with the walls finished, I can play some more, yay!!

I went to Amy's Scrap or Dare 7 and saw that her challenge this week was to use Olive Green, Buttercup, Bamboo, and Cocoa. Great colors Amy! I made the card and then rememberd the theme is "masculine", I did flowers.....not so masculine, uh....well, my hubby said he loved it...thanks hubby. I had already decided I wanted to use the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge sketch 5 for something this week...great sketch, I love it! So this is what I came up with. Sorry the picture is not good. My battery died just after I shot this first one.
CTMH cardstock in Olive, Bamboo, Buttercup, and Cocoa
CTMH cocoa ink,
CTMH Friendship Blessings stamp (D 1191)
Ribbon and pearls from K&Co.

Adore Sketch Saturday 56

Happy Saturday Ladies!! I have a full schedule this weekend. My little 9 year old niece, Ashlea is helping me decorate her room here at my house. She comes to visit quite often and says she 'needs her own space!' Imagine that, a nine year old needing her own! Well, as a good Auntie does, we have a wall that is already finished in Lime Juice and today will be finishing the three Tango (hot pink) walls. I have decided that my scrap room will also move into this room. By moving it, Ashlea's brother, Jon-Christopher will then be able to have his own room. You know how it is, even though he is only 4, he will still say, 'where is my room?'
So, I got up early and have card for Sketch Saturday 56. This is my first time playing over there and I have to say it was fun! I used up some stash of left-over dp for this card.

If you enjoy it, leave a sweet comment and I'll come visit you!

Basic Grey papers
Bazill Cardstock don't know exact color left-overs
Bazill brads
Ctmh Hollyhock ink
Ctmh stamp (D1343) Love Language
Prima flowers
Bling and glitter from my stash
Clear embossing powder