Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mojo Monday Mothers Day

Here is a card I made for this weeks Mojo Monday I used a brand new stamp from Verve called Love Deepens for the sentiment and Verve has the most beautiful fonts. The paper is K&Company and I made some rolled flowers out of felt stiched around the edges and added some pearls. The ribbon is from RRR.


Monday, April 25, 2011

MFT- You're one sweet chick

Today I decided to play along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp club sketch which can be found here. I loved this weeks sketch so I used some more Stella and Rose paper and my new One Sweet Chick Pure Innocence stamp. I adore MFT stamps and I can not get enough of these little girls! She is colored with Copics and paper pieced. I also used the decorative doily Die-Namics die, some croched ribbon and a button! You have until Tommorrow to play along for your chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to MFT or $20.00 if you use MFT Stamps!


No Heart 2 Heart

Hello everyone I just wanted to pop in and let you know that there is not going to be a challenge for Heart 2 Heart this week! Our coordinator Mary just lost her baby grandaughter and we felt we should all take a week off. Please keep Mary and her family in your prayers they are going to need them! You should know that you can still play along with the other challenges from earlier in the month. So hop on over to H2H and check out all the ways you can be challenged.


Thursday, April 21, 2011


Well at least it did not take me the entire month to get April's SFYTT sketch done but close. This sketch screamed boy card to me and I just so happened to get a new stamp from MFT that fit the bill perfectly! The little guy I used is called Wyatt and his wagon is'nt he cute? I colored him and his wagon of toys with Copics and drew in a wood floor, I added some liquid glass to the trucks window and headlight but I just could not get it to show up in the picture very well and I added some brads for the hubcaps! I used Hattie paper from the Stella and Rose collection then added a few wooden buttons and hemp from CTMH.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I sadly had to make a sympathy card today and that is never fun. I used this weeks card patterns sketch and my new K & Company paper that is actually old but one of my favorites! I used the new elegant leaves die from Verve and just trimmed them a little the sentiment is Heartfelt Phrases also from Verve. The flowers are all ones that I made then I just added some pearls and a pearl flourish, the lace is from Offray. On the inside I stamped one of my favorite Plain Janes from Verve.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Better Get Better-Mojo

Here is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and I used some K & Company paper and a
Pure Innocence girl from MFT which I colored with Copics. I used some lovely silk ribbon from RRR and I punched the little tag and added a sentiment! It's time for dinner so that's all for today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Bunny Hop Day

Today is Bunny Hop day at H2H Challenges and is also part of the From Our Heart To Yours series. Today starting at 8:00 am you can link up your Easter/spring project that you have made using mostly Close To My Heart products. Just head over to H2H and add your direct link to your project using Mr Linky, you have from 8:00 am till 8:00 tonite to play along. Also some lucky player will win a prize so make sure you play along! Now onto my card, I made this card using bamboo and black cardstock and patterned paper from the Miracle paper pack! The flowers are from the Enjoy Every Moment set and were colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Beloved. I also added some black opaques and a doily behind my image. Now hop along with us and see what wonderful stuff everyone is creating!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Who want's to do a bunny hop?

Guess who's having a bunny hop? Heart 2 Heart Challenges is and we want you to play along with us and all you need to do is create an Easter/spring project using mostly CTMH products and then link it up to the Heart 2 Heart linky party. The only difference with this challenge is that you only have one day to play along and link up your project and that day is Monday April 18th you have from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm then the linky system will close. So get making those projects using CTMH product and link it up Monday and then hop around checking out all those other great projects and hey you never know you might be the lucky one to win a prize just for playing along! So see you on Monday!


Another Verve GYDO card

Okay so I thought I would try one more card for the Verve GYDO challenge, you can find all the info at Splitcoast stampers on the Verve forum. I decided for this card to swap out the color category for my letter group, so for this card I needed to use blue, yellow, cream, buttons, brads, bakers twine and 4 layers. I again used Stella and Rose paper and a plain Jane scripture stamp from Verve! I love these cool flower shaped buttons that I got at Wal-Mart a while ago! Then there was some simple stiches around the edges! I have decided I am not really very good at following a recipe it is almost harder for me to create!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Verve Get Your Diva On April Challenge

Here is my card for this months GYDO challenge from Verve, this time around we were to follow a recipe challenge dependant upon the first letter of your first name. So for me I had to use the colors brown, turquoise, and pink, buttons, brads and twine and a circle shape. I used a circle base from CTMH and the brown, pink and turquoise papers are all from Fancy Pants, next i added some brown sugar bakers twine and a pink croched flower layered with a cream flower shaped button and a brown button. For the brads I was not so sure but then I decided to add bitty brads to the butterfly wings and then later added a few more to the bottom. The sentiment is one of my many favorites from Verve's Plain Jane collection. The colors are not showing up real great in my picture it is dark and rainy here today. I have to say this was definatly a challenge for me, but I am so glad I decided to ply along!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Some new MFT

First I want to apologize for my lack of posting, I have just been so busy I am working on stripping and repainting my steps and I had a field trip with the kids this week. I have however been working on some crafty stuff and I just got some of the most fabulous MFT goodies this week that were calling my name! First up is a birdhouse that I got at the dollar section at Michaels this past fall, I filled it with some kraft colored paper shreds and then added a peep and some Robins eggs{whoppers} for the topper I used a new Pure Innocence stamp and paper pieced her dress with Stella And Ruby paper from My Minds Eye and the rest was colored with Copics. I added a croched flower some twine and a button! Such a cute little spring treat and I am so in the mood for SPRING! The second thing I made is just a super simple card using a kraft base and more Stella and Ruby paper and another PureInnocence stamp and for this one I colored the whole image using Copics. I added some ribbon and a flower and that's that! Hopefully I will be back with more tommorrow!

I also linked up the birdcage at Under The Table and Dreaming's Sunday Showcase linky party!


Monday, April 11, 2011


That is the theme of this weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge, we want to see what you can make using stuff you have have recycled or reused from another project! If you are confused just check out the great work by the design team listed on my side bar! All you need to do to play along is make your project using mostly CTMH products(links not following the rules will be deleted) then you have the rest of the month to link it up on the H2H blog! You will also find some info on something new and exciting we are going to be doing next week a "Bunny Hop" so make sure to check it out! For my project I used a container that strawberries came in and decorated it up and added some Hershey Kisses and some "Grass" I thought it would be a cute little "Spring" gift for a neighbor or anybody who needed some cheering up! I used Mayberry paper, twill ribbon, Bunny Love and Springtime stamp sets, color ready Kraft borders, opaques, a button and some hemps and the flower I made with cardstock.  I put liquid applique on the the bunnies tail and liquid glass on the bubbles. I love to save my containers for all sorts of stuff and I will have some more projects this week with containers so stay tuned!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Think Spring framed art

Here is my submission for the March Diva Dare challenge at VERVE STAMPS which is to think spring! So I thought spring, but I also have had home decor on the brain alot lately so I decided to combine the two! I spray painted the frame glossy white and then sanded it, next I stamped kraft cardstock with the music note background set from CTMH'S Universal Backgrounds set, then  I used Verve's Plain Jane scripture verse. I cut the tag out using my Cricut and tied a bow at the top with some Jute and added some pearls at the bottom. I also used some spanish moss and eggs from Michaels, and added a little punched butterfly. The letters are Thickers and the flower is from Recollections. I love the combo of the bright white and blues with the earthy browns and textures and  I do think that about sums it up. Oh yeah I also linked this project up over at Tatertots and Jello's weekend wrap-up, Under The Table and Dreaming and I heart Naptime!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another home decor redo

Wow do I seem to be on a kick right now! I took an old picture frame that I had grown tired of and I spray painted it black, sanded the edges then hot glued some burlap around the cardboard backing then I glued some mini clothes pins on and added some pictures. For the decorative row on the top I just used some jute(from the $ store) and twisted it then glued it down. Super simple and completly free, everything I needed I had on hand! Spring always puts me in the mood to spruce stuff up how about you? I am linking this up to the CSI Project as the theme this week is burlap!



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Where's My Mojo?

That my friends is a very good question. However I am just so not in a scrappy mood right now but I tried and it was a little easier with help from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I again used some Stella & Rose paper, sentiments are both from Verve, ribbon is MS and the felt flower I made using my rolled flower Die-Namic die from MFT. I also added lots of little glitter dots that I got on clearance at Michaels.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Tea Party?

I made this card late last night just in the nick of time to add it to the MFT April Guest Designer contest. The theme of this contest was shabby chic which I do not think I accomplished. As usual I was in a rush to get this done and it was not what I had envisioned but it is what it is! I used MFT'S Tea Time ss is'nt it cute? I did alot of paper piecing and I used some more yummy Stella & Rose paper from My Mind's Eye a lovely pearl flourish from recollections, a croched flower and some seem binding and I added a cool rose pebble to mimic a wall hanging and I tried to make wallpaper and some moulding which you can't see very well and I hand drew the wood floor!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Heart 2 Heart -April showers bring may flowers

Well you may have noticed I have no card posted, well my week sort of got away from me and I have no project to share for this weeks H2H with you. However the rest of the wonderful design team has some stunning stuff to share with you! This weeks challenge is April showers bring May flowers so anything with showers or flowers will be perfect. Don't forget to use mostly CTMH product and link up your creation at H2H you have the entire month to play along, and we have 2 new sponsors this month with some great prizes up for grabs. I so hope you will play along and I will see you tommorrow with a new card!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

More dollar store fun

I am loving the dollar store, I used some more of those glass candleholders and some vases glued them together using E-6000 and next thing you know I gots myself some hurricanes for 2 bucks! Next is whats to put in them. So I made some burlap balls(I saw this somwhere in blogland, thank you whoever you are) I just crinkled up some newspaper into a ball, taped it and then hot glued some burlap strips around it, and the burlap was left over from my daughters b-day party. Then I used some spanish moss, a birds nest and some little eggs in one and the last one for right now just has some random fixins that were also left over from my daughters b-day party and they were also from the dollar store! So I made all 3 of these bad boys and filled them for around $10.00.