Sunday, May 31, 2009

An October Afternoon Hi

The sketch this week from 365 Card Challenge I used my October Afternoon paper again, love it so much!
Pattern Paper and Die Cut journalling card: October Afternoon
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH; CHF
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook

Best Friends

This is last weeks sketch from Creative Scrappers: For my layout I also incorporated the Scrapping Out Loud's Challenge - to use lots of embellishments. It is not exactly what I wanted to do, but I have a scarpping tool that is not making me very happy, I won't go into detail until the company contacts me. Just suffice to say I am very frustrated with it! That said, I do like the layout and so will Danica.
ETA Just for the record, the flower on the girls face is not attached! It is only for privacy. Pattern Paper: MAMBI

Cardstock: CTMH

Flowers: Prima
Buttons: Stash
Ribbon: Michael's
Ricrac: CTMH
Stamp: CTMH
Fibers: CTMH
Letter Stickers: Making Memories
gems: Hero Arts
Cricut: Walk in my Garden; Home Accents

Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Way

I found another sketch site, and this is the sketch for this week from Got Sketch: One day on one of our trips to an out of town track meet, Danica kept herself amused by playing with her new camera. Although it is not a flattering picture of me, I think the pics are kind of funny - she even took the one of herself!
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock: Olive, Gray Wool, Sunflower, Black, Colonial White (CTMH)
Stamps: Backwoods, Picture Perfect, Childhood (CTMH)
Ink: Black, Gray Wool, Olive, Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
Font: CTMH Evening News
Cricut: Graphically Speaking

Make a Wish

The Card Patterns Sketch this week: My simple card:
Pattern Paper and Die Cut: MAMBI
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: CTMH
Slice: Words & Expressions

Wild about you

This is my card for the 365 Card Challenge today - Front and Center. Pattern Paper: American Crafts
Cardstock: CTMH
Gems: Prima
Cricut: Storybook; Wild Card

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thinking of you

The Moxie Fab Citrus Color Inspiration Challenge: For my card I also incorporated the 365 Card Challenge, to use only 2 colors. Although I am happy with the end product, this is a half hour card that I think took 2 hours! My Slice was not cooperating with me and I was so frustrated! I got hubby to try it out, he then put a new blade in it (it is new, I didn't think of that! LOL), and Voila! Of course now he thinks he is king crafter... I better keep him away from the Cricut! LOL
Pattern Paper: SEI
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: Stash
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Stamps: CTMH
Cricut: Indie Art; Plantin Schoolbook; Mini Monograms
Slice: Words & Expressions

Thursday, May 28, 2009


A simple WISHES sketch, but the card is for the 365 Card Challenge for today, use a watermelon on the card or as inspiration. Pattern Paper: K & Company
Die Cut: K & Company
Cardstock: CTMH
Badge Button: CTMH
Felt ribbon: Creative Imaginations
Cricut: Lyrical Letters

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tinkerin' Happy Birthday

I used the new Wishes book, I so LOVE this book, so many fabulous card sketches!

All supplies are from CTMH. The robot sticker has been adhered to cardstock, cut out and then mounted on foam squares.

Pattern Paper: Tinkerin
Stickers: Tinkerin
Buttons: Summer Collection
White Waxy Flax
Cricut: Wild Card

Back to Work

So I attempted going to work today as I feel like I am finally on the mend (the antibiotics have kicked in). I had a retired male high school teacher in for me on Monday (I teach K/1)! I chuckled when he left a note saying, "I am exhausted, how do you do this every day?"!

Get Well

The CPS sketch this week: I made myself a card! LOL
Pattern Paper: SEI
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: Stash
Pearls: Hero Arts
Cricut: Lyrical Letters; Indie Art

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just be You

The sketch this week from Inspirational Card Sketches: I saw this add in a 'MORE' magazine and was inspired, even though I am not a fan of yellow.

A simple card:
Pattern Paper: MAMBI
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH
Ribbon: Michael's
letter stickers: American Crafts
mini letter stickers: Making Memories

Toot, toot, toot!!!

Can you tell I am excited! I just found out that I made the Card Patterns Design Team! Woo - hoo, doing the happy dance here! My first card will be in June, can't wait!

Apple of my Eye

Here is Jen's sketch: For my card I also incorporated the 365 Card Challenge to use the word 'eye' somewhere on the card. Good excuse to use some Chipboard items I had!
Pattern Paper: K & Company
Cardstock: CTMH
Chipboard: K & Company
Ribbon: Michael's
Ricrac: CTMH
Cricut: Doodlecharms; Plantin Schoolbook

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Light in the Heart

My Third Post for today! Now I am probably off to bed, hoping to be able to work tomorrow.

The sketch from 365 Card Challenge this week: Dawn's Color Challenge:
A super simple card!

Pattern Paper: Webster's Pages
Cardstock: CTMH
Chipboard: K & Company
Ribbon: Michael's

Purple Triple Play!

I have managed to make another card, in between sleeping and visitng the Dr. (I do have a sinus infection), I don't have a lot of mojo today so struggling a bit. To really challenge me is the colors, I use purple even less than primary colors so this was hard for me!

The sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You

Jeanette's color challenge, although I don't have any Pansy Purple, so I substituted Smoky Plum

Finally my card, which is for the 365 Card Challenge for today - to use purple and 5 circles - I used 6.

All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the ribbon, sizzix and punches.


I have a pounding headache (for at least a week now) and can barely hear anything. I took today off to go to the doctor, I think it is another sinus infection. I am very tired but plan on playing a bit in my craft room in between naps!

The Card Patterns sketch for this week: Lauren's Color Challenge:
My Card, which also incorporated the OCC challenge to incorporate a sentiment as a focal point on a card. Finally this is also for the C.R.A.F.T Challenge which is create something to do with 'new' - for mine it is a new baby. Four challenges in one card, nice! I used some new goodies on this card. I just got the new MME paper pack and the Childhood stamp set (CTMH) and they just seemed to be what I needed. I knew I wanted to use the MME paper and played around until I had something I liked! I punched out the sentiment circle and adhered it to a chipboard circle (I cut it out of a coaster with my sizzix) to make my own chipboard element!

Pattern Paper: MME; CTMH
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH (Intrinsic Backgrounds; Childhood)
Ribbon: CTMH
Buttons: PTI
Die Cut: MME
Coaster: stash
staples: office supply

ABCs of Me

I am back from another track weekend. The kids did well again, the weather was nice and this time we camped with a bunch of people who are also in track. Good times!

I saw this on Lori's blog and thought I would play along:

Here's ME:
Age: 41
Bed size: Queen
Chore you hate: cooking
Dad's Name: Alex
Essential start your day item: Tea and blogging!
Favorite actor(s): Julia Robert, Kevin costner
Gold or Silver: Silver
Height: 5’8"
Instruments you play(ed): flute and alto saxophone (in high school)
Job title: Teacher, Close to My Heart Consultant
Kid(s): Jaimee and Danica
Living arrangements: Own a home in British Columbia
Mom's name: Ellen
Nicknames: Bert (that's what hubby used to call me when we were at University!)
Overnight hospital stay other than birth: A burst ectopic pregnancy (almost died!)
Pet peeves: Closet doors not shut!
Quotes you like: If you want to be happy, just be
Rightie or Leftie: Rightie
Siblings: 1 younger brother
Time you wake up: 5:30
Umbrella: no
Vegetable you dislike: Onions
Ways you run late: I don't usually run late always the first one at functions!
X-rays you've had: For my first ectopic pregnancy (not the burst one) and for a broken toe
Yummy food you make: Fruit Pizza
Zodiac: Sagitarious
Now that you know a little more about me, let's hear about you. Leave a comment & I'll read your ABC's

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Look Who's 69

Again I got the sketch from the Wishes book. Love this book! I made this for my dad who will obviously be 69 this year. Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Journalling Card: October Afternoon
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH (Treetops; Comments)
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Punch: SU!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Wish for You

I started out with a sketch from the NEW Close to My Heart Wishes book and then it grew from there. I have said many times I don't like primary colors, especially together but I LOVE this October Afternoon paper! I just got it yesterday and couldn't wait to use it! I don't know if this counts but I incorporated the 365 Card Challenge today - to decorate 3 sides of the card - I stitched around 4 sides - does that count??? Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH; PTI
Letter Stickers: Making Memories
buttons: stash
fiber: CTMH
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

4 You

I have to say if you are a card maker you have to get the NEW Close to My Heart book: "Wishes"!!! I just got mine today and it is fantastic, so many sketches, templates and ideas! It is definately a must have! You can find out more about it here.

For my card, I dug out some My Mind's Eye Paper again so that I could incorporate the 365 Card Challenge from yesterday - "You're so Plaid"

Pattern Paper and Die cut flower: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock, Stamps, Ribbon, Ink: CTMH
I used my Slice Machine to cut out the word smile.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sweet pinks

The Inspirational Card Sketch this week: For my card I incorporated the 365 Card Challenge from yesterday - to make a card using a favorite manufacturer on the majority of the card. Of course I had to use Close to My Heart! All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the Satin ribbon and the Shimmerz. I stamped the pink and white background papers. I stamped the flowers and then hand cut them out. They are painted with Shimmerz and one flower is mounted with foam squares.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Scroll scroll scroll

Many posts today so scroll down!

Hello 2 Sketches 4 You

I used the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You again. A different twist than the last card! I also incorporated the Bitten By the Bug Challenge to use the Frame from the Storybook Cartridge.
Pattern Paper: SEI
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: Michael's
Gems: Hero Arts
Cricut: Storybook; Indie Art; Plantin Schoolbook; Wild Card

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Thank you everyone for participating in my blog candy.

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:30
Timestamp: 2009-05-18 13:40:04 UTC

Which is....
Frances who said:

Loving that candy and your blog is awesome! I love scrapbooking because I love reliving the memories of my family. Thanks so much...and check out my blog

Frances, email me with your address and I will get it out to you. Congrats!

Red Hot Love You

The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You I went out of my box again and made a card with bright colors, not only that it is so not me! I finally broke into my MM Slice that I won a couple of months ago and wanted to try it out. It came with a basic cartridge and I used it to make the word 'love'. I had a couple of dumb moments with it, but once I figured it out, I love it! Now off to buy some more cartridges!

The lips are hand cut out of pattern paper, painted with Shimmerz so they sparkle and mounted on foam squares. I also scented the card with Red Hot Card Scents, yummy!

Pattern Paper: American Crafts
Cardstock: CTMH
Cutting Machine: Slice
letter sticker: Making Memories

You have to imagine

The sketch from 365 Super Sketchy Sunday: I used Dawn's Color Challenge as inspiration, although my (very old) paper had a bit of green in it too. All supples are from Close to My Heart except the large eyelet (SU!), punch (Martha Stewart) and the buttons (PTI).

What you have to imagine is that this tag will be tied to a Starbuck's Travel Mug filled with some chocolates. You can see the Starbucks gift card tucked into the tag.

So not my favorite!!!

The layout from Creative Scrappers this week

All supplies are from CTMH except the buttons. I used Cricut cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook; Graphically Speaking.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm in the running!!!

I am doing the happy dance! I entered the Card Patterns design team call and I have made it into the top 20! I am hoping that I am one of the two with the most votes. You can vote here.

Blog Candy Alert!

ETA: I have also thrown in a CTMH stamp set but it will be a surprise to the lucky recipient!

This post will remaim at the top until May 17th, you have until then to enter the blog candy draw. Scroll down to see my new projects.

As I said earlier, I am so honored that I have 100 followers and so many hits to my blog that I am offering up some blog candy. I appreciate every who visits me and always enjoy the comments. In this candy you will find:

- 8 X 8 pages (lots!) of SEI; K & Company (Amy Butler); Making Memories (Sabrina); Cosmo Cricket (Sugared)
- 6 X 6 pages of Basic Grey: Sugared; Bittersweet; Granola
- some chipboard items
- some prima flowers
- some puffy epoxy embellishments
- stickers
- mini stamps from Imaginisce

How to enter? Easy just leave me a comment here telling me what you love about card making or scrapbooking and then link me to your blog. I will use Rangom Generator to determine a winner. Good luck everyone and thank you again for visiting me!

Rock and Roll

This weeks CPS sketch which is sponsered by Stampingbella so I had to use a Bella! I did my onn 'use it' challenge. I was determined to use some old stash that I have had for awhile. I received these papers from Eulanda about a year ago, the piece of ribbon was in a jar from who knows when and I haven't used my brads in while thus.... here is my card:

Pattern Paper: Unknown
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: Stampingbella; CTMH
ribbon: unknown
Markers: copics

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Card Pattern Starbucks Holder

The sketch this week from Card Patterns: For my card I incorporated 2 365 Card Challenges into it. I incorporated today's 'Make a Note of it' and for Thursday's 'Imagine this: Coffee' I embossed the coffee beans with Coffee Scented Embossing Powder and of course scented the ribbon with Cappuccino Card Scents. It will hold a Starbuck's gift card, but since I don't have one just yet I substituted a Tim Horton's one.
Pattern Paper: Collage Press; Bo Bunny
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Embossing Powder: Gelly Powder (Gelatins Stamps)
Card Scents
Ribbon: CTMH
Cricut: Graphically Speaking; Plantin Schoolbook
Punch: SU!

A Toot!

I was asked by the uber talented Dawn from Inspirational Card Sketches if I would be a Guest Designer... uh yes! Thank you Dawn!

Smile You are Fabulous

The Weekend Sketch Challenge, hosted by Charmaine: I hand cut the flowers from pattern paper and voila, an easy card!

Pattern Paper: Paper Trunk: Cherry Arte
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon and Gems: Michael's
Journalling Sticker: Heidi Swapp

Unscripted Happy Birthday

The Unscripted Sketches sketch for this week: For my card I also incorporated the 365 Card Challenge for today which is to include notepaper on the card. I so love this new notepaper stamp and paper clip from CTMH (Comments)! I kept it fairly simple as it will be for a student in my class.
Pattern Paper: American Crafts (woodgrain); Bella Blvd
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: CTMH
Punch: SU!
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook; Wild Card

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