Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ms Thinking of You

I won't be posting much over the next few days. Not only am I trying to get ready for Christmas (decorate, make some gifts, and do some baking), I am also in the middle of report cards! I hope to sneak into the scraproom a couple of times though!

CTMH has come out with some new girls (sneak peek!). I LOVE them and you will too! All supplies are from CTMH except ribbon, flowers, shimmerz and gems. I used some Shimmerz on her dress and butterfly although it is hard to see in the picture. The sketch is from CTMHs Originals book. Stamps: Dream Team, Say it in Style, Delight in Everything, Wonderful Charms
Papers: Bubblegum, Baby Pink, Orange and White Daisy
Ink: Black, Orange, Baby Pink, Citrus Leaf

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bottoms Up!

I made this card for the Bellaholics Anything Goes Challenge. It is to do paper piecing, I love paper piecing so this was not a challenge for me! I also used this weeks SCS color challenge (SU colors: Gray, Rust and Vanilla), I used what I thought would be the equivalent CTMH colors. This is also the Bella Sketch challenge from a couple weeks ago. The fella and the cooler are on foam squares. All supplies are CTMH except the Fella and the sentiment. Stamps: Beerafella (Stampingbella); sentiment (Whipper Snapper); Legendary Moments, Back to Nature and Circle Around (all CTMH)
Paper: Sarasparilla DP; Barn Red, Gray Wool and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Gray Wool
pewter brads

Happy Mother's Day

Here is Jen's sketch: This is what I came up with. I so need some new papers. I am losing interest in all my papers! This uses a new (Jan 2009) stamp set from CTMH - a sneak peek. All supplies except the dew drops and scallop punch. I also used some gold shimmerz on the butterfly.

Stamps: Butterfly Wings; Say it in Style
Papers: Paper Garden DP, Colonial White, Buttercup and Petal cardstock
Colonial White ribbon rounds
Ink: Petal
Shimmerz: All that Scraps

Peace On Earth

Amy's sketch this week: This is my card using Amy's sketch and the OCC challenge this week (to use snowflakes or snowmen on a card). I was inspired by Tresa's card and had wanted to try it for awhile. All supplies are from CTMH except the Flourish background and snowflake punch. The card does look better IRL (however, not much! LOL) This is another one of those cards that looked better in my mind than on paper! That's ok, can't love em all! LOL
Stamps: Spot On Background; Say it in Style (both CTMH); Flourish Background (Flourishes)
Paper: Colonial White and Black cardstock
Ink: Colonial White Pigment Ink; Black
button from Holiday Collection
red sparkles.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Comfort and Peace

This is my card for this weeks SCS sketch challenge. My best friend phoned me tonight and told me her father passed away. I am in shock and feel terrible, wish I could be there for her (she lives out of town). I made this card to send to her. You get a sneak peek at one of CTMH's new stamp sets for January 2009! Stamps: Butterfly Kiss; Best Wishes (both CTMH)
Paper: Basic Grey Sugared DP; Olive and Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon (Stampendous)
I colored the butterfly with my new shimmerz (love it!)

Noel, Noel

Here is CPS sketch for this week:

Here is my card. I played around for a bit and this is the final product. I am not a fan of the Creme Brule but it is growing on me. I made the background paper by random stamping and sponging. I also used a sponge background to make the scene inside the shaker box. All supplies are from CTMH except the beads inside the shaker box, snowflake punch and the cuttlebug.

Stamps: All Decked Out; Snowflake Kisses, December Word Puzzle, Back to Nature
Paper: White Daisy, Creme Brule and Outdoor Denim cardstock
Inks: Heavenly Blue, Moonstruck, Star Spangled Blue, Outdoor Denim
Snowflake punch: Marvy
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I can't believe it!

I was just surfing again and came across this post on Vicki's blog! Then I saw this on Courtney's blog. I can't believe I am so lucky this week! Doing the happy dance here!

Heart You hottie

This weeks PCP sketch challenge Here is my card. All supplies are from CTMH except metal clips and the DP.

Stamps: Legendary Moments, February Word Puzzle, Soul Mates
Paper: Basic Grey Granola DP; Moonstruck and Gray Wool cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Gray Wool, Black (CTMH)
Chipboard: Heart (Dazzling Die Cuts), 'U' (Dimensional Monograms) both CTMH
clear buttons
black waxy flax
pewter brads

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Grillafella

This is for this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge. I thought this Basic Grey paper went perfectly with this Fella. It so reminds me of my BIL, who always wears shorts and shoes like that in the summer. I cut out the fella and his grill and mounted with foam tape. Stamps: Grillafella (Stampingbella); sentiment (CTMH)
Paper: Basic Grey Granola
pewter corners (unknown)

What a week!

Ok so I have to tell everyone this. So far this week is turning out to be a fabulous one! It all started with receiving the wonderful blog candy winnings last week from Lynn. Then Sparkle informed me that I won the $20 gift certificate from Stampingbella (yes I have spent it already! LOL!), for the Bella Bash challenge. It doesn't stop there...then Gloria over at SCS featured me as one of her favorites the past week. Now today I just saw my name mentioned in the Flourishes newsletter! Can you believe it! So exciting! I am so honored both from Gloria and Flourishes. Now to top all of that off, it is my birthday this Friday, can you think of a better way to top off all of this fabulous stuff!!!

Happy Father's Day Fishafella

Oh to get my camera back! Sorry so blurry. I know this is the wrong holiday but I am going to enter some cards for publication (my goal is to get a card published someday!). I'll have to get a better pic before I can send it in hopefully will get my camera soon. The fishafella is on foam strips. All supplies are CTMH except, trees, fishafella, metal clips.


Stamps: Fishafella (Stampingbella); trees (unknown); June Word Puzzle, Say it in Style (CTMH)
Paper: It's a Guy Thing level 2
Ink: Olive and Black
clips (unknown)
paper piecing

Monday, November 24, 2008

Serene Happy Birthday

This is Tamara's sketch: Here is my card. I haven't used these stamps in a LONG time and they just jumped out at me when I was searching through my old woodies. I used my new cuttlebug 'tree branches' folder, and the sponged background technique. All supplies are from CTMH except stamps and cuttlebug.
Stamps: Trees and Moose (unknown); sentiment (CTMH)
Paper: Cocoa, Olive, Bamboo, and White Daisy cardstock
Ink: Creme Brule, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Barn Red and cocoa dye ink; Archival Black
pewter photo hangers and brads
cuttlebug and copics (used a bit over my moose stamp)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sorry another Three Wise men

The OCC sketch for this week: This is my card. Pretty simple not much to explain as it is similiar to other Three Wise Men cards I have posted.
Stamps: image (American Art Stamps); sentiment (River City Rubberworks); Adorable Backgrounds (CTMH)
paper: Evensong level 2 DP, Olive, Colonial White and Cranberry cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon and gems: CTMH

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Favorite Kind...

Taylor's sketch this week:

Here is my 'Double Play' card. This weeks Limited Supples Challenge on SCS is to use chocolate. Bella and the sentiment are on foam squares. I resisted the urge to use Baby pink again, although I love that combo, I wanted something different!
Stamps: Lattebella (Stampingbella); chocolate (Flourishes - Sweet Treats); Choc chips background, sentiment (Embossing Arts); Spot on Background (CTMH)
Paper: Chocolate, Creme Brule, White Daisy cardstock CTMH
ribbon: CTMH

Grateful for You

Julee's sketch: This is my 'Triple Play' card. I used Julee's sketch, the Color Challenge for the Bellaholics Group (chocolate chip, vanilla and a mint - I used CTMH colors that I thought were close) and the Bella-riffic challenge this week is to make a 'Thankful' card. I am sure Greatful works! Although it is not Thanksgiving here in Canada, this card is for all my cyber friends out there that have inspired me greatly. I would not be the scrapper, cardmaker or papercrafter that I am if it were not for the inspiration that you provide me with daily! And for all of you that leave comments on my blog this is especially for you, I am truly greatful for you make my day!

Stamps: Bella; sentiment, Spot On Background and Journalling Jots (CTMH); Flower background from the Beautiful You set (Verve)
Paper: Cocoa, Breeze and Colonial White
ribbon: Walmart
Flowers: unknown
dots: Stampingbella

More blog candy!

Check out Courtney's blog for some fabulous blog candy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thank you - inspiration

I did my own inspiration challenge. I saw this picture in one of my magazines and was inspired to try something. Not sure why since I am really not a red fan! This is what I came up with, not sure I like it though - I had a better picture in my mind! I used Beate's sketch. All supplies are from CTMH except sizzix flourish, cuttlebug and gold shimmerz.
Stamps: Blooming Flourishes, Say it in Style (CTMH)
Paper: Colonial White, Tulip, Cocoa and Bamboo cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Tulip, Bamboo dye ink and White Daisy Pigment in (CTMH)
Colonial White Ribbon and Edge Anchors CTMH

Vicki's blog candy

Check out Vicki's blog she has some great blog candy happening and it is easy to enter!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Holidays

Marjorie has some blog candy happening. To enter you must use this sketch and make a winter themed card. This is what I came up with. Mostly CTMH. I used Stickles on the pom pom and on the snow. The snowman is on foam squares.
Stamps: Snow Friends, Say it in Style, December Word Puzzle, Heart Throb
Paper: Heavenly Blue, Amethyst and White Daisy cardstock
Ink: Heavenly Blue, Amethyst, Brilliance Black
cuttlebug, copics,
snowflake punch (Marvy)
dew drops: Stampingbella


This is my card for this weeks SCS sketch challenge. I also used the Flourish Chat Challenge... to use 2 Flourish Stamps... I used 3! Inside of my card:

Stamps: All that Glitters, Forest of Trees, Flourish Background (all Flourishes); sentiment (CTMH)
Paper: Olive, New England Ivy and Bamboo cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: New England Ivy, Bamboo (CTMH)
ribbon: Stampendous

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thinking of You Jammybella

The second challenge in tonight's Bella Bash was to create a card about someone that you are greatful for (besides spouse). I made this for my SIL who is one of my Best Friends. Her and I get along great, and she knows me so well. For my bday last year she got me some nice fuzzy slippers and housecoat because she knows I live in my jammies.

Also we are to say which embellishement we are greatful for. Hmmm I would have to say liquid glass and foam squares (if they count!) as I use them all the time! Next would be Dots!

I have fun flocked the teddy bear and the slippers.
Stamps: Jammybella (Stampingbella); Say it in Style and numerous floral stamps (CTMH)
Paper: Bubblegum, Baby pink, White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: unknown
dots: Stampingbella
fun flock: Stampingbella
liquid glass: CTMH

Everyday Dance

This is the sketch from Courtney: For the Bella Bash tonight, we were to make a card using the Bella we are most Thankful for. I chose Fabby because I just love her. We should all just kick up our heels and have fun once in awhile!
Stamps: Fabby (Stampingbella); Background Flourish (Flourishes); Sentiment (Verve); music notes (April Word Puzzle - CTMH)
Paper: Black, Baby Pink, White Daisy CTMH
ribbon, chipboard buckle, gems: CTMH
corner punch: SU!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Make Mine Chocolate

This weeks 2 Sketches 4 you sketch: Here is my card. It is scented with Cupcake Card Scents
Stamps: Cupcake (Inkadinkadoo); Flourish (Heart throb - CTMH); Make Mine Chocolate (Whipper Snapper)
Paper: Chocolate, Baby Pink, White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: unknown
dots: Stampingbella
Rub Ons: CTMH
Brown Liquid applique, Cupcake Card Scents: All that Scraps

All You Need... Cupcakeabella?

I used this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge. I put a cupcake in Ipodabella's hand. Sorry the pic is blurry, still waiting to get my camera back! Stamps: Ipodabella (Stampingbella); flourish (Heart Throb - CTMH); sentiment (Inkadinkadoo); cupcake (Sweet Treats - Flourishes)
Paper: Perfect Day DP, Cocoa, Juniper, Colonial White cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: Walmart
dots: Stampingbella

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Holidays mittens

This is the CPS sketch for this week. I was inspired by Amy's blog to use these colors. I have used the red and blue before but I like the addition of the Sweet Leaf. I had to add another layer to the sketch, I just couldn't get it to work otherwise. All supplies are CTMH except punches, ribbon and button. I have since added a couple more snowflakes since the pic was taken. I also scented the card with Candy Cane Card Scents.

Stamps used: January and December Word Puzzle
Colors: Holiday Red, Heavenly Blue and Sweet Leaf.
Window Charm
sizzix mittens
circle and snowflake punches
scallop circle: SU!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Heart U

I managed to squeeze in another card. I was ready to go to bed early but thought I would try one more attempt at a card. It has been a good day! This is Jen's sketch: I kept putting the sketch aside as I struggled with the circles. I tried flowers, snowflakes, cupcakes and a few other things but nothing 'worked' for me. I walked away, was going to go to bed when while I was having a drink of water it came to my, why not try a' i heart u'. It just kept going and going from there! Hopefully hubby appreciates all the work that went into it! (I'm sure he won't have any idea! LOL!). I sponged the edges of some papers with Bamboo and Desert Sand ink. All supplies are from CTMH except flourish stamp.
Stamps: Soul Mates; February Word Puzzle, Placement Guide (all CTMH); flourish (Basic Grey)
Paper: Game On DP; Black and Desert Sand Textured cardstock, Colonial White and Bamboo Cardstock
Embellishments: pewter brads, clear button, eyelets, hemp (all CTMH)
Dimensional Monograms
Dazzling Die Cuts: Basic Pack

Oh the Places You'll Go

I made a few cards today so please scroll down to see them all.

The second Bellaholics Sketch: Here is my card. Been having camera trouble lately so the lighting and color is off, does look better IRL. I made this for my neice for Christmas. She is 19, and wants things for travelling as she wants to go travelling in the New Year.
Stamps: Cruiseabella and sentiment (Stampingbella); December Word Puzzle (CTMH)
Paper: Baby Pink, Blush and White Daisy cardstock
cuttlebug, copics
Dew Drops: Stampingbella
ribbon: unknown
Circle Punches: SU!


This is this weeks PCP sketch I came up with this 'Triple Play' card. I used colors from the SCS color challenge, the OCC challenge is to use silhouttes and of course the sketch is from PCP.
Stamps: Silhoutte Flowers (Flourishes); Butterfly Kiss, Journalling Jots (both CTMH); sentiment (PSX); Chinese symbol (Inkadinkadoo); Spiral Binding (River City)
Paper: Moonstruck, Kiwi, White Daisy and Gray Wool cardstock (CTMH)
brads: CTMH
ribbon: Stampendous

A Chai with a friend

I found this sketch here. I used my new Flourishes stamp A Coffee With Friends ( I resisted it for a long time, but finally gave in!). I have loved this set since I first saw it but I am not a coffee drinker so I resisted as long as I could. You can see by the sentiment that I altered it a bit and substituted the word chai instead. Now I love it!
Stamps: Coffee With Friends (Flourishes); 'chai' (Daisy d's ?)
Paper: Notebook level 2,

Three Down three to go.

Tamara's sketch My Card is very simple but I keep cards with these ladies very simple. This is my third card for my mom, promise I won't post the other three! Paper: Creative Basics (CTMH last year).

Good Times Cupcake Mouse

Taylor's sketch: My simple card. Just building up my kids cards stash for the kids in my class this year. Also trying to use up some CTMH paper in my stash, not long before some new stuff comes out.
Stamp: Cupcake Mouse (Whipper Snapper)
Paper: Good Times DP, chocolate, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
ribbon: (CTMH)
dots: Stampingbella

Friday, November 14, 2008

Whoops a Daisy Bella

Beate's sketch: Here is my card. I received this new Bella in the mail and couldn't wait to ink her up. I also participated in the Bella-riffic Friday challenge - to use dots. Haven't used this paper in awhile and it really isn't me but I like the results. The flowers and Bella's shirt have been stamped with Spot On Background. The purple flower has been fun flocked. The sentiment and Bella are on foam squares. Most supplies are from CTHM.
Stamps: Content-to-be-a-Bella (Stampingbella); Spot on Background and Sentiment (CTMH)
Paper: Whoops-a-Daisy DP: Watermelon, Hydrangea and White Daisy Cardstock (CTMH)
Ink: Hydrangea, Watermelon
Large and Small oval punch SU!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Merry and Bright Elves

I used another sketch from CTMHs Originals book called Button Trio. The coloring in this pic isn't the greatest, but I do like how the card turned out! All supplies are from CTMH except ribbon, punch, dots, cuttlebug and glitter. The tree and elves are on foam squares. Stamps: Merry Pursuits, Evergreen, Christmas Melodies
Colors: Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf, Clover Meadow and White Daisy cardstock
Window charm on sentiment
copics, cuttlebug
ribbon (unknown)
dots: Stampingbella

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is my card for this weeks SCS sketch challenge. I wasn't sure at first what I wanted to do with the sketch, looked at a bunch of my stamps but nothing really spoke to me! I finally decided to try and ink up this new Flourishes set. I stamped the wine bottle and glasses on vellum and colored with my copics. otherwise pretty simple. The sentiment is on foam squares. I first stamped the frame (Annotations from CTMH) then the sentiment (Flourishes). The paper is again Perfect Day (CTMH)
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