Friday, March 30, 2012

Just a note

to brighten your day...

and chase the clouds away.

Sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday... well I tried sticking right with the sketch this time, what do you think?  yay or nay

Printed paper - My Mind's EyeVanity Fair

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Brads - My Mind's Eye Lush

White Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart

Light Blue Distressing Ink- Tim Holtz Stormy Sky

Dark Blue Ink - CloseToMyHeart Outdoor Denim

Stamp Set - CTMH Card Chatter/Sympathy

Ink - CTMH Outdoor Denim

Stamp Set - CTMH Card Chatter/Sympathy

You Touch so many lives

I LOVE CloseToMyHeart's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge & how they make various stamp sets that work with it, even give you what size to cut the images from to work with the stamps!  Way to Go CTMH :-)

This sketch was provided by Annabelle Stamps Blog, what a great sketch!

Printed Papers - Lost & Found in 6x6 & 12x12

Distressing ink - Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick

Butterfly Stamp - CTMH Hostess Gift set

Sentiment Stamp - CTMH Thoughtful Tidings

Stamp Ink - CTMH Hollyhock

Pink Cardstock (flourish) - CTMH Hollyhock

Die for Flourish - My Favorite Things (isn't is amazing?!)

Brads - Making Memories Love Notes


Stamp - CTMH Thanks

Ink - CTMH New England Ivy (2nd generation)

Happy Birthday

I sent out a shout-out for something I've been wanting that everyone else (ok it seems like everyone else) on Crop Chocolate has gotten in their Hot Chocolate but I haven't... a friend sent me a message that she has 6 packages of it that she'll mail to me! Well, she is turning 30 on Sunday so I made her this little card, included 30 fabric "flowers" & am mailing this to her! I hope she likes it

Sketch is from Deconstructing Jen, I changed it just a little but really, for me, not much at all

I also entered this in The Old Back Porch who just wants to see what we've made!  Push the Easy Button

Paper - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Flowers - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Brad - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Ribbon - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Black Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart

Stamp Set - CloseToMyHeart Art Philosophy

Black Ink - CloseToMyHeart Black

Die Cut Scallop Circle - CloseToMyHeart Art Philosophy Cartridge

Inside the card:

Die Cut Bird & Details - Gypsy Font Cartridge

Thursday, March 29, 2012

He has Music in his Soul

Crop Chocolate has a weekly challenge & this week was "Masculine plus something transparent, clear or glossy accent"

CC Products Used:
Echo Park Note to Self
Pink Paislee wood alphas
My Mind's Eye transparent frame overlay
Making Memories Paperie Mocha.

Non-CC Products:
Twine from The Twinery
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen

Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Mask

I really love how this page turned out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What lies behind us

what lies
before us
are tiny matters
to what lies
within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kathy's Waffle Sketch File has this fun little sketch up right now!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Twine - The Twinery

Journaling blocks (that I didn't use for journaling) - My Mind's Eye

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Brown Bag, SUnflower, Lagoon & Watermeloon

Clock & sentiment stamps - Unity The TIME is NOW

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Bo Bunny has a challenge up right now.... it's a "fun shaped card with handmade flower"

<--- Well, here are my handmade flowers :-)

All Paper - Bo Bunny Alora


CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge (flowers)

Misc ribbons

Tim Holtz Broken China Distressing Ink

Inside Stamp - Unity with Jillibean

Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distressing Ink

Monday, March 26, 2012


I so love Card Positioning System's sketches!  Lately I've been extremely busy with work & haven't been able to play, I've really missed CPS

Printed Paper - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Die (flourish) - My Favorite Things

Flowers - CloseToMyHeart

Spray - Tattered Angels Black Magic

Brads - Basic Grey

Ribbon - misc


love you   love you   love you   love you

Sketch from Sketch N Stash

Printed Paper - Echo Park This & That

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye

Stamp - Unity The TIME is NOW

Ink - Tim Holtz Fired Brick

DigiStamp - Two for Tuesday

Markers for Digi - Copics (skin is colored pencil)

small flowers - Misc

flower centers - puffy fabric paint

Same stamp & ink inside

Friday, March 23, 2012

My favorite part of the day

is seeing you.

awe how sweet is that?  of course it's sweet, it's from Ippity/Unity Stamp Co!

Made this for a couple of challenges: Get Hippity with Ippity wants things with wings (see that tiny bird in the cage & his friends in the background?) along with a sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday

Stamp Set - Ippity Be Brave... Branch Out

All Paper, Ribbon, Flowers & Brad - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Inks from Tim Holtz, Copics & CTMH

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Webster's Pages

Have you seen the HUGE giveaway on Webster's Pages?  Go take a look HERE

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Crop Chocolate has a new weekly challenge, this week "Up-Cycled Flowers" so I used the ribbon that came out of a pair of my pants to make these sweet little flowers then colored them with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, I used the same ribbon to create a "road" for the scooter to drive along while pulling it's "tail".

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Good Day Sunshine

Saying - My Mind's Eye

Brown Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Bling - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Green Ink - Evergreen Bough

Yellow Ink - Scattered Straw

Buttons - Misc

Brown Brads - Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thanks (in a flashy way)

Crop Chocolate posted another challenge today, which is a super easy recipe & I'm DONE!

I love recipe challenges, they really aren't much of a challenge but fun none the less.

Crop Chocolate Products Used: White  Zing Embossing Powder, Silver Zing Embossing Powder, Making Memories Embellishment Papers (black, grey, white), Basic Grey Brads.

Non CC Products Used: Flourish Stamp by CTMH, Versa Mark, Domino Paper from DCWV, Spellbinders Rose

Inside is a beautiful "Thanks" stamp from CloseToMyHeart embossed in white Zing

Friday, March 2, 2012

God Bless You

Sketch from Deconstructing Jen

these flowers are the first thing I've successfully drawn, imported & cut using my new Sizzix eClips!  I LOVE how they turned out, you'll be seeing more of these in all different sizes!

Printed Paper - Making Memories Embellishment Paper Fresh Anthology Collection - Sydney

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough

Sentiment - CTMH Card Chatter - Sympathy

Ink for Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa

Green Pearls - e.

Metal Butterflies - Making Memories

Lace - I cut found this in my extremely old stash from YEARS ago (oh like before scrapbooking, gasp)

Ribbon - Hobby LObby (wire edges)

Stickles in center of paper flowers - Distressed Scattered Straw

Ink to distress paper flowers - Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed & Antique Linen

Paper flowers sprayed with Tattered Angels in Sand

Just a little prayer...

that God will keep you in His care.

Great sketch provided by Sketch Frenzy Friday along with a "use twine" challenge from Raise The Bar and "spring" from Hiding in my Craft Room.

Blue background paper - Making Memories

Distressed with - Tim Holtz Stormy Sky

Patterned background paper - My Mind's Eye Honey Cake

Printed paper for bird, birdhouse & flowers - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue

Dark Brown Cardstock for birdhouse - CTMH Cocoa

Bird - Circut Cartridge Heritage

Stickles on bird - Crystal

Birdhouse - Cricut Cartridge Cindy Loo

Stickles on birdhouse - Distressed Brushed Corduray

Flowers - Cricut Cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy

Distressing on Flowers - Copic Markers

Twine - The Twinery

Leaf Ribbon - Misc (if you know, please feel free to remind me in your comment!)

Sentiment Inside & Out:

Stamp Set - CTMH Card Chatter - Sympathy

Ink - CTMH Cocoa

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Chick Challenges came at us with a pretty little sketch today and to CELEBRATE, I used the Unity - Happy Everything Stamp set

A little fussy cutting around stamped gift boxes for that special little touch

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog

Polka Dot - Overlay from Making Memories

Light Silver Paper - Making Memories

Black Lack - Making Memories

Bling - Making Memories Tie the Knot

Inside the card, is the same stamp set, same ink & same lace

Crop Chocolate Weekly Challenge

is quite a challenge!  Here are the "rules": According to folklore and tradition, Leap Day is thought of as the time when the woman can propose to the man. Of course, things have changed a lot since then. But sometimes, this still happens (luckily we don't have to wait for a 2/29 to occur). So create a project that depicts how you would have proposed (or would like to) to your significant other, or create an extra special birthday card for someone who has a 2/29 birthday. Use twine and some sort of leaping or hopping (animal, action, etc). Must use 50% CC product!

So with that, I decided to go ahead & make something with "Leaping" as my inspiration... 
CC Products Used: 6x6 MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue, Ink from TH Festive Berries, Bling is Basic Grey Bling It, Base cardstock is from Basic Grey (very old but from CC), Twine from TheTwinery in Charcoal. 

Non-CC Products Used: stamp set from The Angel Company & inside "Happy Birthday" stamp from CTMH, Twine from TheTwinery in Blossom.