Jan 13, 2012

MOJO 223 - Make it Count

This weeks MOJO Challenge was perfect for CTMH Sonoma Papers.  I was hoping to create a vintage time peace card and I think with all the stamps and embelishments, I did okay with this piece!  After I created this card I discovered over at H2H (Heart2Heart) blog they too had a challenge for CTMH products to use a stamp you haven't used before from your collection or to dust off an old set you haven't used for awhile.  

Here's the original MOJO223 Layout:

I kept my card in the same layout, however I did use a 6x6 card for my base and here's my card:
Here's all the details of what I used to make up this card:

Papers:  CTMH Sonoma Paper Pack (X7143B)
Ink:  all CTMH - Cocoa & Smokey Plum
Stamps:  all CTMH - Vintage Father's Day (C1239 - Retired), Make it Count (D1257) and Key Moments (B1392)
Embelishments:  CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, CTMH Antiqued Copper Mini Medley, CTMH Cocoa Ribbon, CTMH Photo Hangers, 7 Gypsies Key & Pearl Brads.

TFL. . . and be sure to check out the other creations at MOJO223  for more ideas of how to use this layout! 

Jan 11, 2012

Life is too much. . .

 This is the theme of todays card. . .actually, bear with me, I'm really craving a tropical holiday and I'm livin' vicariously through my cards right now, and it's pretty much the theme of the week - water - and not the white fluffy kind either!  (hehehe) 

I went back into the Mojo Monday Blog 2011 Sketches and printed off a catalogue of ideas to get my creative mojo going and for today's layout I'm using MOJO 193 from May 2011:
This is a round or square option and I opted for the round one in my card:
I opted to use my stamped image as the flower embelishment. . . .and here's the inside: 

Here's the details of this card:

BandT Papers:  Creative Memoris Tropical Pack
Cardstock:  All CTMH:  Moonstruck, Pear & Lagoon
Stamps:  Sugar Plums "Underwater" and  CTMH C1365 Making Waves
Embelishments:  3D Dots, Craft Glitter foam Stickers, doodlebug Boutique Seimming Pool Assortments Ribbon,  Copic Markers, CTMH Crystal Gems,  & Crystal Stickles

TFL!  . . . until next time make some waves. . . Really Really BIG WAVES!!! 

Jan 10, 2012

Chasing the Clouds Away. . . .errr. . .snow away?

Ok, I'm not too sure if I'm having a case of the winter blahs but I'm definately feelin' like it's time for some sun and sand in a hot and tropical location.  Today's card totally depicts this warm and sunny feelin' and basically I made this card for my husband - 'cause it's depicts two of his favorite things a Turtle and the Ocean

I stopped over to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps web page after I bought one of her stamps to see some examples from their gallery of how they used a cute little stamp I bought last week.  While visiting her web site, I found her blog. . . and you guessed it another CHALLENGE!  Yipee!!!

So here's the details of Kraftin' Kimmie's New Years Challenge:

For their challenges, they have one of their card creating gurus hostess and this week is one of their newest Krafty Girls, Sharon!!! The challenge she has set before us is all about SHAPES!! She has called it TIME TO SHAPE UP!  So the rules are sure to include at least THREE different shapes on your card and yes, the card base can count as one shape. Over at Kraftin' Kimmies they LOVE to see your creations and hope that you can join them for this week's challenge and link it up on their blog site for them to check out! You could win the image of two cuddly bears, from the new Lots of Love 2 set by Emilie Goulet!

. . . and here's my Card:

The layout is from an older Mojo Layout from May 2011

I flipped the layout and put it on a 6X6 card. 

Here's the rest of the det's on this card:

BandT Paper:  Bo Bunny 12X12 Sophie Stripe (front & back)
Cardstock:  all CTMH: Lagoon, Pear, Sunset
Ink:  CTMH Sunset & Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Sunny the Turtle", CTMH D1476 Card Chatter
Embelishments: CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Crystal Gems, Copic Markers, Ribbon.

TFL. . . until next time. . . remember always to have lots of sunscreen!!!  :)

Jan 9, 2012

A Kiss is Just a KISS

Ok. . . it's almost that time so I figured I'd better do some Valentines Day cards. . . over at Splitcoast Stampers I found the Viva la Verve Friday Challenge for January.

Here's the details of the Challenge:  Every Friday, a Diva will post a sketch for your enjoyment. Your cards, using the sketches, must be uploaded by the last Thursday of the month (check their Viva la Verve Challenge at Split Coast Stampers for the due date!) The winner will be announced on the next day and will win a $100 gift certificate to VERVE! How awesome is that?! Just a reminder, Verve stamps are NOT required but they love to see you use them. Feel free to flip, rotate, resize, or otherwise alter the sketch as long as we can tell you USED the sketch!

For January, they'll have FOUR sketches! All FOUR cards must be uploaded to the VLVJan2012 gallery by midnight, CST on Thursday, February 1st to be eligible to win this month's prize! Winner will be announced on February 2nd! GOOD LUCK!

Here's VLVJanuary2012- Week1 Sketch:

. . . and here's my take on the card:
. . . and the inside (of course):

For those curious minded person's here's the digs on the make up of this card:

BandT Papers - Basic Grey 6x6 pad
Cardstock - all CTMH Chocolate Chip & Tulip
Stamps - Stamping Bella "Kiss me you fool" & inside sentiment CTMH All My Love & CTMH Moments
Inks:  Momento Tuxedo Black & CTMH Cocoa
Embelishmets:  Say it in Crystals, Copic Markers, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge