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Friday, February 20, 2015

Your Own Kind Of Wonderful

I was playing around with the March Stamp of the Month, called Choose Happy and a set called Your Own Kind Of Wonderful. When I realized that the colors I used are ones my Granddaughter likes, I decided to make this card for Mya's Birthday. 

I used the CTMH Floral Embossing Folder for the Pink Background. 

I cut the corner flourish element from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy

The two butterflies are from Your Kind of Wonderful and the stamped oval and the sentiments are from the March Stamp of the Month, Choose Happy. 

The butterfly and the oval were colored with ShinHan Alcohol Markers.

The starting inspiration for this card started with a sketch from The Sketch File.

Other Challenges for this card:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Things with wings
Moving along with the times - Pink / Lilac / and or Butterflies
Southern Girls - Winged Things

Monday, February 9, 2015

Joyful Stars February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars February Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 12 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*

My card today is a Valentine made using the Forever in my Heart Stamp Set. I decided on a red, white and black color scheme. 
The Hearts were cut out of glitter paper using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Now hop on over to Nickie's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to share.

Other Challenges for this card:
Color Q - Red, Black and white
Cards in Envy - Two or more Hearts
Crafty Boots - Hearts and Valentines
House of Cards - Love
Heart to Heart - Favorite CTMH product (there's not one product I don't love!)
Make My Monday - Valentines
Perfectly Rustic - Wings
Crazy Challenge - Love
The Pink Elephant - Valentine

Love Ya Silly - Birthday

I needed a Birthday in a hurry and the first stamp set I found in my stash was this CTMH Set called Love Ya Silly. Even thought the sentiments are geared towards a valentine, I just used the images and turned it into a cute Birthday card for a little boy's 7th Birthday. 
The sentiments came from the Perfect Fit Birthday Stamp Set

The inspiration for the card started with a sketch from The Sketch Aunts. I just turned it on it's side. 

I started with the sketch and the Confetti Wishes Paper Pack.  I then used inks from the color pallet of the paper which is Pacifica, Pear, Thistle and Canary.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Happy Hello

Here is a card made using the Close to my Heart February Stamp of the month called A Happy Hello.

The inspiration for this card started with a Deconstructed Sketch Challenge.

I used the Hopscotch Paper Pack along with the Gold and Pink Shimmer Trim.

The three small flowers were punched from the circles in the background paper.
Other Challenges for this card:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Favorite Color combo (Spring Colors)
Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe - (Punch, 3 or more papers, Die Cut)
My Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says - H is for "Hello"
Vintage Stamping - Spring Colors
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Monday, January 26, 2015

You're Sweet

Here's another Valentine I made using the CTMH Hostess Only stamp set called "Sweet as Sugar".
I could have used one of the sentiments in the stamp set, but I needed a skinny one to fit the sketch. Unfortunately I didn't finish the card before the challenge ended but that's OK. 
So the Sentiment and the small background hearts came from the "Forever in my Heart" stamp set. 

I used the Heartstrings Paper Pack again for this card. Ir's just so addicting. Also used the Teal Shimmer trim and one of the Aqua dots for the handle of the candy Jar. 
I added MS Glitter Glue to the hearts in the jar and the hearts stamped at the bottom.

Challenges for this card:
Pile it on - Hearts or Flowers
The Craft Place - Love/Valentines
My Sheri Crafts - Valentines
Just for Girls  - 
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Valentines
Left of Center - Layer it Up.
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy to be Friends

I've had this Spellbinders dies in my case for YEARS, and never used it. When I saw the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, it made me think of this Die. 

I started with  piece of Smokey Plum Cardstock and dry embossed it with the CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
Then I sponged the flower with Smokey Plum Ink. I dug out some old Belle La Vie papers but the side I was thinking about using was too dark. SO, I flipped it over and WaLa! The perfect look. I then sponged the leaves with Flaxen Ink and Matted the center piece with Flaxen CS also. 

I then got out my NEW CTMH stamp set called "Happy to be Friends". I stamped the Thinking of You and the mini flowers in smokey Plum and the little greenery behind them in Flaxen. 
In the centers of all the flowers, I used some MS Glitter Glue, which matched the Flaxen color perfectly.

Other Challenges for this Card:
Crafty Cardmakers - Old(die and papers) New(Stamp Set)
Love to Scrap - Anything
The Crazy Challenge - Embossing
Crafty Boots - Butterflies
As you like it - Favorite Embossing Folder - Quadrefoil because it can be masculine or feminine.
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with wings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Your Own Kind of Wonderful Calendar Card

I'm really behind with my calendar cards. These were suppose to be made before Christmas so I could give them as gifts. But, better late then never.

For this I used the CTMH Brushed Paper Pack along with the "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" stamp set. 

Everything else was done with Dies and Punches.

Challenges for this card:
Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Stampotique - Bright Colors
Digi Stamps for Joy - Dies or Punched & favorite thing (Easel Cards) and Frilly dies and punches.
Creative Colors - Pink, Blue, & White, Flowers and a Sentiment.

Paper Minutes - Flower Power
Try it on Tuesday - Favorite Things, Easel cards and frilly dies and punches.
Crafty Card Maker - Old Punches - New Stamps, papers and Dies
Love to Scrap - "L" Leaves, "T" Shimmer Trim, "C" Calendar, "B" Butterfly
Ooh La La Creations - Words to Inspire
Path of Positivity - Uniqueness - The sentiment
Without Words - Dreaming of Spring

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

My card today is another Valentine or Anniversary card. I just love these colors together.

I used Lagoon Cardstock and stamped the background with stamps for the Heartstrings Workshop on the Go with Lagoon ink for a tone on tone look.

I then used the Brushstrokes Stamp set for the background of the sentiment. I then stamped "hugs and Kisses" using black Pigment ink and Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Then added some hearts from the WOTG set.

I used a small scrap of Heartstrings paper for the banner. I used a strip of Glacier CS and stamped the edges using the WOTG stamps and then added some teal Shimmer trim.

I put it all together and added a Hollyhock Bow.

The inspiration for this card came from a sketch at Inspired by Stamping.

Other Challenges for this card:
Artbymiran - Anything
Creative Corner - Love is in the Air
Sister Act - Anything
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything
Polkadoodles - Sentiment, more then 2 layers, wet embossing
Noor DesignsTurquoise

Saturday, January 10, 2015


On April 8th, my husband & I will be married 37 fabulous years. Every year, I'm running around the night before our anniversary trying to come up with a card for him. Well, my card is done three months early! Woo Hoo!!! Now all I have to do is remember where I put it! *Ü*

The CTMH New Seasonal Expressions has lots of great new products. And this stamp set, called "Amour" is one of them. 

I wanted to keep it monochromatic and away from the Valentine colors. Only colors of ink used are Desert Sand and Cocoa. 
Actually, this card could be a Valentine as well as Anniversary or any other reason you may have for giving a card to the one you love.

I got some new Spellbinder Dies for Christmas and couldn't wait to use them. This stamp set seemed perfect. 

The beginning inspiration for this card started with the dies and fit in perfect with a sketch challenge from Die Cuttin Divas.

Other Challenges for this card:
Polkadoodles - Image, Sentiment, Die Cuts, more then 2 layers & wet embossing.
Cardz 4 Guys - Vintage
Cuttlebug Mania-It takes Two
Papertake - Anything
Shopping Our Stash - Use something New
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a handmade bow
Crafty Boots - Use something New
Vintage Stamping - New Stash
4 Crafty Chickes - Anniversary

Friday, January 9, 2015

Joyful Stars January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars January Blog Hop. This hop features Current Close to my Heart Products by 11 fabulous and talented Consultants.

If you've come here from Marie's Blog you're on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog, that's fine, just continue from here and when you get back to me, you know you've seen them all.

Please leave us a little lovin' in our comments. We Love hearing from you! *Ü*

My projects today are Easel Card note pad holders I made for my grandchildren's teachers for Christmas. This one is fro Mya's Teacher. I used the Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set. The main sentiment is not CTMH but everything else is. 
The paper pack is "Chalk it Up"

Here is the one I made for Jeffrey. Same design, just different colors.

Now hop on over to Nickie's Blog and see what fabulous goodies she has to share with you.