Saturday, October 30, 2010

A recycled take out container

I decided to use this recycled pie holder as a Christmas container! I thought it would be perfect for cookies or fudge for the mailman or a neighbor this Christmas. It probably took about 5 minutes to make! The patterned paper is from SEI the ss is Everlasting Life from CTMH, flourish is from ZVA and the gold bunch of stuff is a $1.00 Christmas pick from Wal-mart and the beautiful ribbon is from Offray, which by the way I have since fixed and fluffed the ribbon. Simple, inexpensive and can be filled with some homemade goodness!


Some fun flowers

I promise you I have been creating lately, just no time for posting. Today was my Christmas card workshop, what a great time and a great group of ladies! Here is a picture of some flowers I have been making, so fun, and so customizable. There are different tutorials all over blogland for these things just google it and be amazed!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween-H2H Challenge

It's Monday again and time for another H2H challenge, this week we are asking you to make something for Halloween or something with pumpkins. After you create your project using mostly CTMH products just go to the H2H blog and add your creation, you are also going to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this week. I decided to use a recycled "Dinosaur" barbeque sauce bottle and fill it with candy corn. I don't really have any Halloween stamps or paper so I used the "You Rock" paper which worked perfectly and the "Who Loves Ya", "Tasty Treats", and "Holiday Hoopla". I also used multiple sizes of Nestabilities dies and I used MFT'S fresh cut grass die to cut the grass out of felt. I added the little googly eyes for fun and I used twill ribbon a button and black hemp. Who knew it could be so fun to recycle? I think I save every container from everthing I get just in case!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just Chillin SFYTT

Wow, I can not believe I actually have Jen's SFYTT done on the same day it was put out-woo-hoo go me. This weeks sketch is super easy, I really like it! Today is a perfect fall day, overcast and chilly the perfect day to spend inside with the family snuggled by the fireplace eating fresh baked cookies! Well that sounds perfect but first we had to go to the store, clean up the house, then daddy gets to rake leaves and I get to craft then blog-okay now as soon as I post this then we can have the snugglin and cookie eating-like I said before a perfect day! Heres my card.
Paper:Basic Grey-Eskimo Kisses
Stamp:Just Chillin-CTMH(retired)
Ribbon:American crafts
Sparkles, Sparkle brad:CTMH
Flourish:Zva Creations
Prisma Glitter:CTMH
Other:Scalloped circle Nestability, Snowflake punch-MS


Friday, October 22, 2010

A set of 5 Snow Days cards

A quick set of 5 cards that I made today for my upcoming vendor fair on October 6th! I used all CTMH products; Aspen level 2, Snow Days ss, liquid applique, fun flock, Prisma glitter, liquid glass. watercolored pencils, Outdoor Denim and Creme Brulee ribbon and pearls! I left fairly simple and mostly uncolored there is so much shine and sparkle in real life! Have a great night.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Happy Thanksgiving

Here is a quick Thanksgiving card I made yesterday! Pretty self explanitory!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock;CTMH-Colonial White, Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa
Stamp set;Thanksgiving
Water colored pencils, blending pen;CTMH
Ink;Cocoa,Autumn Terracotta
Sewing Machine


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Adventures in homeschooling and the wild

Good morning, today I wanted to share some pictures from what has been going on around here lately. First there are pictures from our "Story walk" field trip we went on last Thursday, we went to our local DEC about 5 minutes from our house, they have a 99 acre park open to the public filled with hiking trails, a fishing pond, a canal, an observation tower, and there are tons of trees, plants, and flowers all labeled by name. This place is a treasure trove for anyone but especially the homeschooler! Well our local public library where I hold my card classes set up a "Story walk" there, they photocopied and laminated and strategically(maybe) placed along the hiking trail pages of the book entitled Deep In The Swamp. We had a great day and the kids learned about a ton of variety of trees! Yesterday we went to our rag doll making class at my friend Aubrey's house it was so much fun and a great chance for the kids to play with other kids, and her boys were great and played with my boys and did a building project with them. Then lastly my kids have been watching Man vs Wild from Netflix lately and they have been putting their newly learned info to use, and they went behind the garage and built a shelter and they have been making traps and tripwires. It is so funny they are so creative and I don't doubt could actually live in the wild!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A bird cage gift set

I saw this great post the other day from the super talented Becca Feeken over at Amazing Paper Grace about a little bird cage from Michaels that she put cards in. Then I found very similar ones at my Michaels for just a buck, so I had to buy a few! This was super quick and easy and I just whipped up 5 2.5"x2.5" cards for the inside andded a little ribbon and a flower and voila a cute little gift set! Well that's it for now I spent the day at my friend Aubrey's house for a craft day, Elaina learned how to make a rag doll-so cute, but now I have to get ready for a card class I am teaching at the library tonight- have a good night!

Supplies used:
Cardstock -CTMH
Stamp set -Christmas Melodies;CTMH


Monday, October 18, 2010


Well it seems like forever since I have got to do Jen DelMuro's Sketch For You To Try found here. I just have been so busy lately, anywho I loved this weeks sketch and it just so happened I had to make a card for it! Please excuse my pictures they have just been really bad lately and I am always in a hurry it seems. For this card I used new Making Memories"Noel" paper it's oh so pretty and that lovely oval frame is also Making Memories. The little stamped sowman is from a cheapy stamp from Wal-mart but I just love the vintagy feel of him. If you get a chance you should really check out Jen's site it is a great challenge and she has an awesome design team. Enough with the chit-chat here is my card


Aspen Snowflake Heart 2 Heart

It's Monday and you know what that means, it's time for another Heart 2 Heart Challenge! This week the challenge is to use embossing on your project either heat or dry embossing. All you have to do to play along with us at H2H is just make a project that uses embossing and mostly CTMH products and then go to the H2H Blog and link up your project. You just might be chosen as one of the Friday Five and be featured on the blog and get a great badge for your blog sidebar! For this card I decided to use our new 4 1/2 " circle cards in Colonial White(item #z1352) and Aspen Level 2 paper pack(x7103B) I also used the "Flurry" Dimensional Elements(z1225) only $4.95 for a 9x12" sheet of sturdy white chipboard, new licorice Opaques lovely little pearls(Z1335) $2.95 for 108 pearls in 4 sizes and Prisma Glitter(Z134) and clear embossing powder(Z821).I actually ran my snowflake through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for dry embossing and then I ran my brayer onto my Versa Mark ink pad and then ran it over my snowflake and then mixed clear detail embossing powder and Prisma glitter together and dumped it over the top and then set it with my heat gun. It does not photograph well but in person my snowflake is shiny and sparkling and oh so pretty! For more inspiration check out what the rest of the H2H design team came up with, their links can be found on my side bar! So get out your embossing supplies and let's see what you can come up with!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Bountiful Harvest

I got my Verve goodies in the mail on Thursday and finally got a card made using this fabulous Bountiful Harvest ss. I was so excited that I won it during Verve's World Card Making Day release challenges because I had to have it! Now it is kinda hard to make out in the picture but I dry embossed my background with my scor-pal and just made a grid pattern, and the pumpkins were actually stamped twice and the second set is colored and pop dotted! I am so excited today I am meeting my best friend who just moved back from Virginia, we are going to do a little shopping and then head to Clayton to go out to dinner at the Clipper Inn, where we will feast on Escargot(our favorite) and who knows what else they have the most amazing food there and they close for the season at the end of the month-Yeah for mommys night out! I am so looking forward to this it has been about 2 years since I have had a mommy's day. Hope you have a great weekend!

Supplies used:
Paper:Cocoa, Colonial White(CTMH)
Patterned paper:Imaginsce-Apple Cider
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Olive,Black(CTMH)
Prisma colored pencils, Gamsol
Ribbon, button
Sewing machine


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scrapling set

Today I made a set of little scraplings! They are quick and simple and a great little addition to any gift!

Supplies used:

Paper: Cardstock:CTMH

Patterned Paper: Cosmo "Mitten Weather"

Stamps: Verve Plain Janes

Ink: Black CTMH





Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Challenges

Todays card actually is for two challenges, Mojo Monday 160 which can be found here and is another beautiful sketch and for the Stampin'Sisters in Christ challenge to make a Thank you card! This may not be your typical thank you card but a special one! I can not express how much I LOVE Verve's Plain Jane Scripture sets, they are just beautiful! I also realized after taking a picture my bow looks horrible- I will fix it!

Patterned Paper-Cosmo;Togetherness
Cardstock-CTMH;Colonial White, Black
Nestabilities Label
Stamps: Boutique Borders;CTMH, Plain Jane;Verve
Ink- Black, Creme Brulee;CTMH


Monday, October 11, 2010

Leaves or Trees Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Hello everyone and Happy Monday, today brings us a brand new challenge from H2H Challenges. For todays challenge you are to incorporate trees or leaves into your project, how fun is that, now that fall is in the air? To play along all you have to do is create your project with trees or leaves using mostly CTMH products, and then go to the H2H blog and link up your project! This week is a 4 for 40 week at H2H and I am sponsoring, what does that mean you ask? Well all we need is atleast 40 people to play in this weeks challenge and if we have that then 1 person will win the card that I made for this challenge as well as 3 more cards for a total of 4 handmade cards featuring CTMH products. So go on and tell all your papercrafting buddies to head over to H2H and join the challenge this week!

Products Used:
Paper: Cardstock-CTMH;Cocoa,Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Colonial White
Ink: CTMH-Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta,Honey
Color: CTMH, water colored pencils & Blending pen
Stamps: CTMH; Many Thanks, Four Seasons
Embellishments:CTMH; Autum Garden Mini Medleys(safety pin, brads)
Natural Hemp, eyelet
Other: Sewing machine, Divine Swirls embossing folder, Scalloped oval and standard oval Nestabilities, Scalloped border punch-SU


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mojo Monday 159- Card

The sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch was so clean and simple and I was totally inspired to make this card! I love it when that happens because it only took me about 20 minutes for this card while others can take 2 hrs, and I really need to make more than 1 card per 2 hrs! Anyways you can find the sketch here and if you have never played you really should the sketches are fabulous and easily get your mojo flowing!

Supplies used:

Paper:Cosmo's Mitten Weather

Stamps:CTMH'S-Heartfelt Christmas, Christmas Melodies

Ink: CTMH-Juniper, Tulip

Punch:MS Border, SU-circle

Bakers twine: MS




Friday, October 8, 2010

My 5th and Final Verve card

Here is my last card for the Verve World card making day release challenge which can be found here. Verve had their new release today and wow just wow, I will have me that turkey stamp! Okay back on track for this sketch I kept it super simple, I used imaginese Apple Cider paper, a Plain Jane scripture stamp from Verve and the Leaves and Things ss from CTMH. So much to do so little time to do it, have a great night!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

My 4th Verve card

Here is my 4th card for Verves World card making day release challenges, whew only 1 to go but it's not hard Julee from Verve and Mojo Monday comes up with the most beautiful sketches! Anywho I am not sure how I feel about this card but you can't love everything right? I used CTMH's Miseltoe paper and Father Christmas stamp set, I colored the image with Copics and covered the window with Liquid Glass(Love this stuff), random ribbon and then I covered a button with gold stickles for a wee bit of sparkle!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another Verve sketch card

Here is my card for another one of the amazing sketches from Verve for the world cardmaking day release challenge which you can find here. I loved this sketch and I used Cosmos "Mitten Weather' paper, I am loving the purples in this paper pack, the stamp set is Percy from H&M stamps(unavailable). I put Prisma glitter(CTMH item #z134) all over the snowman and background and put fun flock(CTMH item #z263)on the penguins belly so it's fuzzy. I don't think it photographed well though. I also used some pearls, button brads, wire rimmed ribbon(Michaels) and a snowflake button. I made another card as well but the liquid glass was not dry so I have not taken a picture yet I will post that in the morning!