Monday, February 28, 2011

Color Challenge Heart 2 Heart

I am always amazed at how quickly the weekends fly by, but alas it is Monday again and time for a color challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges today. We are using Gypsy, Creme Brulee and a touch of black. For my card I stamped my background using the February SOTM called Friendship and today is the last day to get it so if you want it grab it now! The sentiment is also from this stamp set, the flower I hand cut and rolled, added a little Prisma glitter and a black opaque. Everything is CTMH except the butterfly punch I used which is MS. I so hope you will play along with this challenge it's a fun one and you have a whole month to join us. All you need to do is use mostly CTMH products and then link it up on the H2H blog. Wait until you see the amazing work of the design team this week you will be in for a real treat. Also playing along with us today is one of this month's prize sponsors who also just happens to be my best friend. Angie has shared a beautiful card and she is offering up a great prize package, so be sure to check her out here.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

My 1st Waltzing Mouse Sketch

Well today was the day I got to complete A Waltzing Mouse challenge sketch. It was a super easy sketch and I just so happened to get some amazing new Stella & Rose paper packs from My Mind's Eye in the mail today. On  the tag I stamped the border from the Ecclectic Edges SS and the sentiment from the Unity ss both from CTMH. That fabulous ribbon is from Really Reasonable ribbon. I seem to be obsessed with felt rolled flowers lately and this card is no exception. I also used my 1 3/8 in circle punch to punch through the front of my card and then attached the flowers.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Vintage Bunny

Okay, so hopefully my title is not misleading my card is not really vintage but the bunny definitly is. I used the bunny from CTMH'S Sensational Season ss which is the March SOTM and the sentiment is from the new Birthday's Card Chatter set. I colored the bunny with Copics and paper pieced the dress then cut it out and put her ontop of my paper doily with 3d foam tape. The lovely ribbon is from MS and I added a croched flower and button from CTMH. The paper is Miracle from CTMH as well  and I followed a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches . Overall I was expecting a better turn out for this card but hey somedays it just does not flow the way I would like!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

MFT-Wednesday stamp club #8

Here is a card I made today for the MfT Wednesday stamp club challenge over at the MFT forum at Splitcoast. I knew I was running out of crafty time because my kiddos were going to be waking up so I made a super simple card using paper from October Afternoon(SWOON) the Farm Fresh line, and the stamp is from MFT and is called Clearly sentimental about gardening. I tied on some burlap and glued down a couple wooden buttons from CTMH and that's it! Have a great afternoon!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Card Patterns-Bee Yourself card

I was not so sure about the card patterns sketch this week but I decided I liked it alot better rotated so tha's what I did. I used Cosmo Cricut's Togetherness paper and CTMH cardstock, the stamp set is Bee Mine from CTMH and I used the rolled flower die-namics die from MFT. I also added some yellow and grey bakers twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some opaques to my felt flowers. this was super quick and came together easily enough!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Miracle Mojo

It has been a while but I got to do this weeks Mojo Monday sketch today-yeah me. I really liked todays sketch and I used CTMH'S new "Miracle" paper pack and the sentiment is from Verve's Feel The Sun stamp set. The Just Blooms flowers, buttons and sparkles are all CTMH. The fabulous ribbon and leaves are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, I also used a MS butterfly punch. Well that's it for me today, have a great evening!


Heart 2Heart-Cold

It's Monday again already and you know what that means? Another Heart 2 Heart challenge this week the challenge is to create something that is inspired by the word "cold" that could be colors, or snow or Ice cream or anything related to the word "Cold". You do not need to use 100% CTMH but you should use mostly CTMH products when linking up to this challenge. For my card I used new Kraft cardstock and paper from the Lucky and Fanfare paper packs, and I used the Beary Best ss. I love this set it is so adorable, I decided my fishing bear needed to be an ice fishing bear. My husband just took my boys out ice fishing a couple of weeks ago and they will tell you it is a "cold" activity. I just hand drew the water and traced a small circle, the circle I colored with Copics and added a fish then cover in liquid glass. For the rest of the "lake" I covered it with fun flock and prisma glitter. I added some cute wooden buttons and some twill, some Irresistables letters that I colored Outdoor Denim and that finished it! I really could not find my mojo while I was making this card, hence why it is so fitting this is called a challenge! I wish you success in making your "cold" project and can't wait to see what you come up with, as usual the rest of the design team has some wonderful inspiration for you and you can find them listed on my sidebar!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

2nd card of the day

Wow I love it when I get more than one project a day done and today was that day! This card is for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge this week to stamp an image over a sentiment. Well I only have one stamp set from ODBD (note to self-buy more) it is a beautiful one. I used CTMH'S new Mayberry paper pack and Kraft cardstock with the lovely Sing To The Lord ss. I also used a cool frame I picked up at Michael's (also clearance) and a paper doily, some lovely ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some flowers from Prima. I also used the other half of the pearl flourish from the card I posted earlier. I stamped the sentiment in second generation Smoothie and the image in Desert Sand. Our Daily Bread Designs has the most beautiful Scripture stamps if you have not seen them you should mosey on over and check them out. I will be back tommorrow with the new Heart 2 Heart challenge, see you then!


A SFYTT card

I had some time to play today and decided to do Jen DelMuro's SFYTT for this month, I really liked the sketch and it was super easy.  You have until the end of the month to play along so if you get a chance check it out! For my card I started out with some fabulous ribbon that I got at Michaels on clearance for like a buck! So I knew I wanted to use my new ribbon and then I just had to find paper to match-aha Basic Grey's eva-success. The sentiment is from Verve's Feel The Sun ss, and I used liquid pearls on the edge of the scallops. The flourish is half of a big one from Zva Creations that I cut down, and I used the rolled flower die-namic die from MFT and some white felt for the lovely flower in the center of the ribbon and topped it with a pearl!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Get Your Diva On card

Todays card is one I made for the Get Your Diva On challenge on the Verve forum on Splitcoast Stampers. They are using a beautiful inspiration photo this week. I used CTMH'S Sweetheart paper pack and then I stamped my Plain Jane scripture verse from Verve on the center of my doily and sort of weaved some string pearls through and tied it in a knot, the rose ribbon is also from CTMH and I even added some stiches.


Vintage Bunnies

Well it is about time I got a card posted don't you think? I made this one last night using the sketch from card positioning systems and I used the new Bliss paper pack from CTMH and the March SOTM Sensational Season. It has the most vintage feel to it and I love it. I am going to keep playing with it though because this did not turn out as I had envisioned it. The bunnies are colored with Copics and the beautiful ribbon and lace are from Really Reasonable Ribbon!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Shower Banner

I f  I am planning your baby shower then look no further, some things should be a surprise. This is the banner I made for the upcoming baby shower I am hosting and it has a deer theme. The momma is expecting twins a boy and a girl so this is what I came up with for the main table.  I borrowed my best friend Angie's Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge for the super cute deer doily design. The chipboard banner is from CTMH and is only $5.95 and comes with 8 triangles. I covered mine with Colonial White and then stamped the dots in chocolate ink with the dot stamp from the intrinsic background stamp set. The K & H are the babies initials. The polka dot paper I used for the medallions  is from CTMH'S new sophia paper pack.  I thought it would be cute hanging on the bedroom door after the shower. Now I have got to go clean my scrapbooking room so I can make it a mess again!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Romantic dinner for two-ummm I mean seven

Wait, I was wrong again it was really dinner for six, the baby only ate a bite of potato so I am not counting him. I am in a super Valentiney mode this year and thought I should make us a nice dinner. On the menu this evening was Blue cheese crusted Del Monico, Parmesean Asparagus, and Twice baked bacon and cheddar potatoes, and for dessert we had chocolate covered strawberries and blackberry pie with a spelt flour crust. It was mucho yummyo for real, now I tried to take some pictures tried being the operative word, but you should get the idea. I told my husband while we were eating that we should dine like this everynight- but then reality sunk in and I realized I don't want to clean up a mess this big evernight! Oh well it was great fun for the kids who just think candles on the table are the greatest thing ever. Hope you have a wonderful Valentines!


You bring out the animal in me

Well this is not usually my type of valentine but I have had this awesome wildlife stamp set from H&M Stamps for a long time. I did not think I would ever use this particular stamp but today I decided to go for it! This is Green & Blacks organic chocolate bar for my husband I just covered it with paper then stamped it and added some glitter flourishes and a glitter heart. This was about a 2 min project which lately is about all I have had time for.


Happy Valentines Day

HappyValentines Day, I have never really been so into Valentines day before but for some reason this year I really am. Since it's also Monday I get to combine Valentines with this weeks Heart 2 Heart challenge which is to create something with hearts! For my project I decided to make "Pie Pops" they are so easy and ridiculisly cute and yummy. You can find step by step instructions Here, I made cherry pie pops and added some mini chocolate chips and some sliced almonds, then when they were done I put a glaze over the top. I think they are the cutest things ever. So my pops are heart shaped and so are my tags which I cut out using my Cricut, I then stamped the heart in black ink using the new "Universal Backgrounds" stamp set and then I just added some 3d foam tape and a punched circle that I stamped the Sweetie Pie on from the "Tasty Treats" stamp set in Cotton Candy. I also used some sparkles, black hemp, and some pom pom ribbon from the new Pink collection. So when you think of hearts what do you see? Make something with hearts and play along at H2H  I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Okay so I just had to share these pics of my kiddos, they are so funny! They took a rope and tied it up on our apple tree and made a rope swing and then they swing away. My 3rd child  is so funny he likes to put on safety googles when he goes out to play in the snow! We love winter here,  how about you?


Boys altered valentine

As promised here is the boy version of the same box of chocolates I made yesterday, I also wanted to post what the box looked like to begin with! I made this same box for both my boys and it literally took maybe 5 minutes for both boxes. I used the reverse side of the polka dot paper from the "sweetheart" paper pack and the stamps were Party Animal and Holiday Hoopla. The flourish is from Recollections!