Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Scrapbook Club

We'll be making this fun layout featuring CTMH My Reflections Grace Level Two. The colors are Barn Red, Honey, Twilight and one of my favs, Cocoa. Stamp set featured is Grown with Love.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby Shower Gift

I love creating one page layouts and placing them in frames. I created this one for a friend's daughter. I used Title Topper Subtle out of the CTMH Reflections How-To book. I added a few little Pooh touches from my Cricut. She got so many cute things....I couldn't take my hands off the tiny socks with Pooh on the cuffs.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

September has come and gone

I can't believe it's October already. New product launch, vacation, hubby's illness and planning for my breast cancer fundraiser on October 9th. (Bunco for Boobies) Guess that's why September just flew by. October doesn't look to be any better. I've got 3 crops in the next month...can hardly wait! I love getting together with other scrappers and stampers to see all their pretty papers. I'm hoping to put a dent in some of my stash...maybe some of them will want to swap. LOL!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Looking for Help

Okay fellow bloggers,

Tell me your secret. Do you schedule time to work on your blog? Do you skip dinner? Do you forget housework? I seriously need some direction.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Is it really July 8th?

I can't believe where June went, but I do know I had a lot of fun with the June Deal A Day promotion! I got 5 of the 6 goodie boxes and I was pleased with everything I got. My husband (aka Mr. Wonderful) got me the last goodie box for my birthday! He knows how to make me happy! It was full of great goodies...several stamp sets that I had always wanted, but never purchased...can you say SCORE!

I'll be attending a benefit crop this weekend for Cards for Soldiers and Hugs. It's titled Christmas in July and we'll be making cards to send to the soldiers that they can send back home at Christmas. I have a personal goal of 200...need to use up some of that paper I've been hoarding!

Happy stamping and scrapping!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


What a crazy, funerals, 26th wedding anniversary and 21st cancer free anniversary! All is good. I thought I'd try to make it out to 365 Cards and get a few cards made and discovered I had almost missed Cutting Cafe week. I set a goal to complete all the cards for the week and just barely made the deadline. I have my cards posted, but don't have all the info included. That will come tomorrow. Hope you enjoy! I'm ready for a slower month in June!

365 Day 85 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using a sketch. All products are CTMH. Let's Get Together Level 2 paperpack, Cranberry Ink and brads, Garden Green Ribbon, DE Bookplates, corner rounder, Just Blooms Summer Posies, Say it in Style (D1283) My Acrylix Stamp Set.

365 Day 86 - This will be "grape" fun

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using the color purple as a primary color and incorporate at least 5 circles or use an actual image. Grape image is from Cutting Cafe Fruits. All other products are CTMH. Hydrangea, Oliver, Garden Green CS, Clear Craft Buttons and Watercolor Pencils.

365 Day 87 - The "eyes" have it!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using the word "eye" somewhere on your card. Apple image is from Cutting Cafe Fruits. All other products are CTMH. Outdoor Denim CS, School Zone Level 2 paperpack, Watercolor Pencils, and Clover Meadow brads.

365 Day 88 - Quite a Pair

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design an anniversary card or engagement congratulations - no wedding cards. All products are CTMH. White Daisy and Black Textured CS, Blush and Black Archival Ink, Black ribbon, Rustic Flowers (D1186), Delight in ?Everything (D1204), Friendship Blessings (D1191) and Fringed Phrases (C1366) My Acrylix Stamp Sets.

365 Day 89 - Imagine this...watermelon

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using the colors of watermelon or an actual image of a watermelon. Watermelon image is from Cutting Cafe Fruits. All other products are CTMH. Clover Meadow, Cranberry and Black Textured CS, Cranberry grossgrain ribbon bow, Archival Black Ink, Watercolor Pencils, and Childhood (D1358) My Acrylix Stamp Set - raindrop stamp used to make seeds on the bottom section.

365 Day 90 - I see your "Two" colors

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using only two colors on your card. Images could be stamped in black and CS may be white. All products are CTMH. Key to My Heart paper pack, Tulip CS, Tulip Ink, and Best Wishes (C1318) My Acrylix Stamp Set.

365 Day 91 - Front & Center

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card keeping everything in the center leaving lots of white space. All products are CTMH. Black Archival Ink, Black Textured CS, White Daisy CS, Endless Love (D1260) My Acrylix Stamp Set and My Accents Black. Scallops were made using Cricut Mini Monograms.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

365 Day 60 - Say What?!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using a sentiment "What?! either on the outside or inside of your card. All products are CTMH. Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack, Cocoa and Juniper Ink, Holiday Craft Buttons, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Dimensional Element Alphabet, Classic Caps and Precious My Acrylix Stamp Sets and Micro-Tip Scissors for distressing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

365 Day 59 - A Certain Sentiment

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using a sentiment "I Miss You" or something similar. My design is one I also designed for a "Crazy Eight" card swap. You had to use 2 B&T papers, 2 circles, 2 stamps, and 2 ribbons. All products except the ribbon are CTMH. Route 66 B&T paper, Moonstruck and Colonial White cardstock, Moonstruck and Bamboo Ink, Say It With Style My Acrylix Stamp Set (D1283) and the ribbon is from a friend! Gotta love "friends with ribbons!"

Monday, April 27, 2009

365 - Day 58 Something's Fishy

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using at least one image of a fish on your card. This could be in the form of a stamp, paper, hand-drawn image or anything you can think of. I was in luck. The Stamp of the Month (SOM) for April is World's Best Dad. Although I've never seen a smiling fish, this stamp set has four. My design is a 3x3 card perfect to use as a tag for your Father's Day gift. It uses all CTMH products except for "Hugs & Fishes" which is Brush Script font from Word printed in brown on Bamboo cardstock and Broken Chino Distress Stickles. Caprice Level 2 B&T, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, and Bamboo cardstock, Chocolate and Desert Sand Ink, Bitty Brads and World's Best Dad (D1342).

Sunday, April 26, 2009

365 Day 57 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to design a card using a sketch. Unfortunately, it was early morning when I checked it out and didn't notice the white card base so my card has some "hanging chads." My design uses all CTMH products. Creative Basics Emporium Collection B&T, Emporium Level 2 B&T, Vineyard Berry, Twilight, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial White cardstock, Bitty Brads, Mini Medley Shades of Chocolate paper flowers, Cocoa and Vineyard Berry Ink, 3-D Foams Squares, My Acrylix Stamp sets Card Comment and Simple Stitches. Once I fix my "hanging chad" issue, I'll be sending it to my mom for Mother's Day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

365 Day 56 -See Through Saturday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to use acrylic as a card base, front, back or all. My design uses all CTMH products except the acrylic which is acetate purchased from Office Depot. I used Stardust B&T, Stardust My Stickease, Moonstruck and Sunflower cardstock and Sunflower Organdy Ribbon. This card will be in the mail on Monday to my niece Jennifer in North Dakota.

Friday, April 24, 2009

365 Day 55 - Card Recipe

I was just recently introduced to 365 Cards and thought I would try my hand at day's challenge. The recipe is as follows:

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

All products are CTMH. Black textured cardstock, Daydream B&T, Flower Dimensional Element inked with Tulip and Black Marker, Silhouette My Stickease, and jewels from Connection Clubs rewards.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Please be patient with me as I learn the ins and outs of blogging. This whole blog idea has been rambling around in my head for some time and I finally decided getting something out here was better than nothing. Not to mention I was getting really tired of all that rambling noise. My goal for the next few weeks will be a weekly post including projects I've made. Once I get the hang of it, then I'll go bi-weekly and eventually challenges.