Apr 20, 2012

Cruisin' . . . over the Hill

I am really enjoying this past release of CTMH paper packs!  One of my favorites is the CTMH Cruisin Papers!  This card is based on a Sketch Saturday's from a couple of weeks ago, but hey, life's been busy. . . notice a theme happening? 

I rotated the sketch and here's what I came up with:

Isn't this image just the cutest. . . I have a couple of biker "dudes" in the family, so I'm sure I'll be able to use this card to help them celebrate an upcoming b-day!  

Inside Sentiment "Where? When? I don't remmeber any hill . . .  Happy Birthday".   

Papers:  CTMH "Cruisin" Paper Pack
Stamps:  Whimsey Stamps "Biker Girl" & CTMH "Birthday Greetings"
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, CTMH Cranberry
Accessories:  Spell Binders Die Cuts, Felt Swirls & Copic Markers

TFL!   Have a great day!!! 

Apr 19, 2012

H2H Scrapbooking Challenge

Over at Heart 2 Heart, design team member Cheryl, has created a great two page spread for this months challenge.  Be sure to go to Heart 2 Heart to check out Cheryl's creative example. 

It features six 4" x 6" prints (one with a little bit cut off on the side), and two 3" x 3" prints. The darker paper strips are 3" x 9", and the lighter ones are 3" x 12". The circle is 6.5", and the photos have 1/4" mats. Either side of the sketch would make a fine single page layout; just add a title to the left hand page. You can replace the stars with whatever elements work for your pictures. Don't forget to link your finished page back at H2H so they can see what you did with the sketch.

The rules are pretty simple for this Challenge: 
  • In order to enter a challenge, you must use CTMH products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
  • If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
  • You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post and a link back to us would be appreciated.
  • Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
  • Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Good Luck and I can't wait to see what you scrappy gals can come up with!   

Apr 18, 2012

I'm not only an Auntie. . . but a "Great" Auntie!!!

Ok, life has been busy!  Some of you may know and other's may not even care!   But a week ago today I became a great aunt to my nephew's little boy! I know so hard to believe that I could be a "Great" Aunt. . . but it is officially my "Title" now and I'm gonna milk it for everything it's worth! 

To honour our newest little member and my nephew, I had fun creating a "welcoming" card.  I used's sketch #45: 
and here's my creation: 
Inside sentiment "Congratulations DAD!" 

Stamps:  Whimsey Stamps "Sympathy Bugs" and CTMH Save the Date
BandT Papers:  Simple Stories "Documented" 6x6
Cardstock is all CTMH  Cocoa and White Daisy
Ink:  Tuxedo Black & CTMH Olive 
Accessories:  Copic Markers, 3D Glue Dots, Peral Swirls, Flowers, and Quickutz Die cuts  

TFL!  :) 

Apr 13, 2012

Ooops. . . sorry!

Okay, firstly I have to appologize 'cause I just can't seem to get on-line to update my blog these days and I have been crafty - but the issue seems to be somewhere between the craft room and the computer it just all falls apart!  My last post was in FEBRUARY!  OMG - that is so BAD.  Where has the time gone?   Two weeks of that I was away for holidays - which I thoroughly enjoyed.  But that does not account for the other month??!!  

Anyways. . . I have been busy making cards and doing challenges - but they are no good for the challenges if you don't post them.  So, today is about posting for a challenge. . . Graphicats!  I'm barely making it under the time line - this Challenge ends on Sunday! 

Here's Cheri's Sketch:
and here's my take on it:

BandT Papers:  Authentique 6x6 Gathering Bundle
Cardstock:  is all CTMH - Juniper, Cocoa and White Daisy
Stamps:  Art Impression - Friends "Out for Lunch"
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Embelishments:  Nestabilities, CTMH Sunrise Ribbon, Flowers, Copic Markers, 3D glue Dots.


I will try and get some of my creations on here in a more timely fashion this week - but can't make any promises!  Have a great weekend - I'm going to try to reconnect with another one of my passions, which I haven't done for a few years, for some inspiration in the arena. . . and maybe I will actually even get on one of my horses sooner - rather than later! 

Feb 13, 2012

Graphicat's Sketch - Dream

Over at Graphicat Creations they've relaunched their Sketch Blog - yipeee! I so like the sketches Cheri and her team come up with and this week's launch sketch is wonderful . . . the hard part is I couldn't figure out which sentiment/stamp combo to put together.  Here's the first sketch:

I rotated the layout counter-clockwise and this is my take on it:
This card was sooooo out of my comfort zone!  All those pastel colors, but it is a fairy and I tried my best to make it all magical. 

Here's what makes up this card:
BandT Papers:  Webster Pages "Lullably Lane & Life's Portrait"
Cardstock is all CTMH:  Taffy, Topiary, and Colonial White
Stamps:  CTMH Card Comentary (C1281) and Whimsy Stamps Silver FairyEmbelishments:  CTMH Riff Raff Ribbon, Lost & Found Yellow Pearls & Swirls, Flowers, Gelly Pen Roll Clear Star, Copic Markers, CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, CTMH Liquid glass and Basic Grey Ribbon. 

Feb 9, 2012

Extended B-Day Celebration. . .Giveaway!!!

This is a card I made for a good friend for her B-day, which I knew I wasn't going to see her on the special day, so the sentiment was the inspiration for this card!   I've had the photo images stored on my memory card for a while, but held off posting until I actually gave the card to her!  So now I get to share it with everyone else. . .  =)

The layout is an older one from Sketch Saturday Layouts. . . it's always good to have a good stash of layouts laying around!  It's actually one I've wanted to play with for awhile.   Upon closer inspection. . the B-day Girls couldn't get over the "layers" on this card!   

Can you guess how many?  Leave a comment and the lucky person who guesses correctly will get a free CTMH B-Day Celebration Stamp Set!   Winner will be randomly selected from all correct guesses and MUST reside in Canada! 

. . . and here's the inside of the card.  It's this a great sentiment for those that "miss" that special date?   

Here's what makes up this Celebration:

BandT Papers:  Authentique 6x6 pad "Gathering"
Cardstock is CTMH: Sunrise, Chocolate, Juniper and Daisy White
Stamps: Simply Betty 'Baking Betty' and CTMH Birthday Sentiments
Ink:  CTMH Cocoa and CTMH Juniper
Embelishments:  CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, CTMH Cocoa Collection Pearls, and Copic Markers

Feb 8, 2012

MOJO 227 - Key to My Heart

  It's the start of a new month and that means it's time for another MOJO Madness Contest! {For those that have never done a Mojo layout, most weeks it's for fun . . . HOWEVER . . . the first sketch of every month is their Mojo Madness contest with prizes for the top picks.} For full details/rules of the contest, please go to the Mojo Monday 227 to be eligible to win a free Verve Stamp Set!

This week's fun sketch was designed by Debbie Carrier:
. . . and here's my take on it:

and here's all the goodies which made up this card:

BandT Papers:  Bo Bunny Timeless 12x12 Collection
Cardstock is all CTMH:  Vineyard Berry, Cocoa and White Daisy
Stamps:  CTMH 'Month of February' & CTMH 'Hope'
Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distressing Ink and CTMH Vineyard Berry
Embelishments:  CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Pearls, Rustic Embosing Powder mixed with Psychiadelic Embosing Powder, Copic Markers and CTMH Cocoa Ribbon
Thanks for lookin'!! :)