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Monday, September 30, 2013

Made at MOA

Oh yeah!  Super fun time at Archiver's Scrapfest 13 at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  So happy I could go.  I met up with SCS Friends and even met new friends.  I tried lots of neat ideas and of course had a blast playing with paper all weekend.   I am especially glad I went since they announced the closing of the Archivers in the MOA which probably ends Scrapfest as we know it.   That's really too bad as it was a great event with lots of fun vendors. 

This card was made at the Fancy Pants Demo.  Jodi is the Owner and she was there at the booth and also came to the Crop so I got to meet her. I also took an album class she taught which was great.  The gals from Fancy Pants were definitely some of the nicest Vendor gals to attend and they also gave away a lot of really cool stuff.  

As soon as I made this card,  I knew it would be perfect for my ABC Challenge Card this week!  Yay!  The pocket envelope and the button are so cute.   Let's see your 3 DSP Cards!  It ended up being lots of fun to put this together.    Supplies:  Fancy Pants

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Already?

Happy Monday!   It's time for another fun challenge over at ABC Challenge Blog!  This week our challenge #45 is FALL!  So grab your leaf , pumpkin or other fun Autumn stamps and colors and come join us as we welcome Fall!

CTMH Chocolate, Crème Brulee CS,  CTMH Stamps A1130 Bountiful Season, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Crème Brulee, CTMH Stiped Ribbon, CTMH Bronze Sparkle Ribbon

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ring! Ring!

Can you believe it?   It's already time to start the 12 Week Christmas Card Countdown Challenge over at FTS!   Wow...2013.    This week's challenge is "Bells".    Do you know that out of the hundreds of stamps I have I did not have "bells"!   Crazy!   I had to find this cute little embellishment collecting dust in my stash.    It's perfect.   My Mom is a traditionalist about Christmas colors and stuff so she'll love this one.

 Supplies:  CTMH Ruby CS, Ruby Ink,  SU DSP, Organdy Gold Ribbon, HL Christmas Crafts Sticker

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

For Sharon (Let's Try This Again)

AAhhhh....Blogger was not my friend last week!

I just realized that my post for Sept 5 never posted ... boo! hiss!  This was a special post because it was our September 5th of the Month SCS Blog Hop for the Crafty Gals.   This is a great group of ladies I've gotten to know over the past couple years as we share our blog creations, chit chat and monthly Blog Hop.    This month our Crafty Gal is Sharon - Found here at Sharon's Thoughts and Crafts.   You won't want to miss her FUN Blog as Sharon is a Gal who definitely likes COLOR!  You will see that when you browse through her gallery.   I love that Sharon makes more than one of a card, using lots of stash and card ideas.   I did make more than one of this card with some variations but only photo'd one.   HERE was my Inspiration from Sharon. 

Be sure to stop by and say Hello to her and enjoy all the crafty goodness!
Supplies:  SU DSP Berry Blossoms,  SU CS Wild Wasabi,  SU Stamp ?,  SU Ink Wild Wasabi, SU Ribbon Wild Wasabi, Sparkles

Monday, September 9, 2013

Heartfelt Thinking of You

Happy Monday!  Today for our challenge #44 over at ABC Challenge Blog we're doing Sympathy Cards.   As much as we hope to not need these cards, there are times we do need to send some words of love and encouragement to friends and relatives.  Usually it is very unplanned so having a card or 2 in your stash that you can pull out to send when the occasion warrants is probably a good idea. 

I hope that you will join us as we make these special "thinking of you" cards this week. 

Supplies:  SU DSP Fall Flowers, CS SU Old Olive, River Rock, Cool Caribbean, Stamps SU Heartfelt Thanks, Ink SU True Thyme, Old Olive, River Rock, Cool Caribbean, SU Emboss Folder Swiss Dots,  SU Ribbon True Thyme, Misc Pearl

Monday, September 2, 2013

Enjoy the Day

Yesterday, trying to catch the sunshine while it was here, we went for a drive along the Lake Erie shore.  It was lovely scenery but what caught my eye was the lovely yellow daisies.  they were so pretty.  Seems this is blooming season.  When I saw the stamp, I knew it was perfect for this week's challenge at ABC Challenge Blog #43.   The challenge is to use markers which means you have to pick an image you can fill in with coloring.   The sketch is from this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I hope you'll come and play!

Supplies:   Paper Authentique Blissful, Stamp Penny Black, Ink Momento Black,

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Happy August, Sunny, Saturday!   It's the 10th of the month and it's time to showcase the fun image we were working with in this month's SCS Unidentified Image Swap.  I thought it was so fun that April sent us a word image versus one to color this time.   I seem to be using lots of yellow lately,  must be for the summer sunshine, LOL!   The sketch is a MOJO Monday. 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Supplies:  Authentique Paper, CTMH BeeLieve, CTMH Honey Ink, Misc Ribbon and Buttons

Monday, August 5, 2013

Double Dip

Happy Monday!  I've got a really fun surprise today because today is a Double Dip of Crafty Fun!  Today over at ABC Challenge Blog at challenge #39, we're crafting monochromatic cards this week.  I figured Yellow would be a good color to use lots of as right now I'm hoping for sunshine all of this week!   The sketch is this week's MOJO Monday #304

It's also the 5th of the Month and you know what that means ....YAY!   Our SCS Crafty Girl Blog Hop!   This month is the perfect month to highlight Sassy!  Be sure to stop by her blog because she is an AMAZING Designer and truthfully I wasn't sure I could really do justice to CASING something from her blog or gallery but I know she likes color and I found the perfect little card in her gallery (here) I thought would be just what I needed for not only our blog hop but also for a friend :)   Yup, Double Dip! 

supplies:  Authentique DSP,  SU Marigold Morning, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip Ink,  Taylored Expressions Stamps You're a Hoot,

Monday, July 29, 2013

Scraps ...

Happy Monday and What a FUN challenge we have for you today at ABC Challenge Blog #38!  Grab your closest scraps and come up with a quick and easy card.  It doesn't even have to be quick and easy but scraps are everywhere and they make really cute cards.   Tonight I was scrappin' so I just grabbed the leftovers and put them together for a card - nice!    I hope you'll come and play this week ....

Supplies:  CTMH Sarita, CTMH Stamps M1029 A True Thank You, CTMH Ink Gypsy, Outdoor Denim, CTMH Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape, CTMH Sparkles

Monday, July 22, 2013

July ... Where is it going?

Whew, can you believe it's July 22 already?   Happy Monday and Welcome Back to our ABC Challenges this week.  We took a mini-break last week and now we're B-A-C-K!   This week we're embossing ... twice!  Both dry and ink embossing or (2) dry embossing or (2) ink embossing.  Your choice!    I used both dry emboss and ink emboss for my card this week.   I also used the sketch from MOJO Monday #301.

Supplies:  SU! DSP Everyday Enchantment, SU! CS Primrose Petals, SU! Emboss Folder Hexagons, SU! Stamps For the Birds,  SU! Embossing Power Copper, Misc Pearls

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas July?

LOL!  Ok not really because we've had lots of high 70's - low 80 temps and rain BUT this week we're celebrating the "getting ready" part of the holiday with inspiration over at ABC Challenge Blog #36 for Christmas Cards!  It's never too early to start getting your holiday assortment stamped and prepared so let the holiday MOJO and inspiration begin!  

Supplies:   CTMH Pear and Partridge Paper,  Cranberry CS,  Brown Glitter CS, CTMH Stamps, CTMH Olive Ink, CTMH Bitty Pearls,  CTMH Green Assortment Buttons, CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Friday, July 5, 2013

Celebrating with Our Friend, Zella

This month of July our SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop is set up to highlight our friend Zella.   If you haven't spent time at her Blog - Joyful Expressions.   Make sure you stop by and spend some time seeing all of her cute stamping creations that will be sure to make you smile.    Here's my card inspired by Zella:

Zella is on the DT for Twist of Faith so I used one of their challenges #42, the sketch.  She's also on the DT for (Pin)spirational Challenges so I dug through some stamped images (She's always using ones from swaps).   I had to find an image that would work for this week's challenge.  Of course, I knew Zella would like the verse too.  

Be sure to check out the other SCS Crafty Gals Blogs listed to the right.  

Supplies:  My Mind's Eye Honey Cake Papers, Stampabilities Walk by Faith Stamp, SU Choc Chip Ink, , CTMH Brown Sparkles, Ribbon Boutique Ribbon

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello Blooms!

 Hello, hello and Happy Monday!    I'm traveling for work and this week I'm in TN!  Last week I got to enjoy a beautiful courtyard area at the hotel we stayed at for work.  There were some lovely flowers and I LOVE to photograph flowers ... Ahhh such Inspiration!

My card for this week's ABC Challenge #35 - Anything Goes is all about Flower Blooms as well.  I think goes with this picture because the stamps are titled,  "Hello Blooms"!   I hope you have a good week and get some time to "get inky" and play your favorite Challenge or 2 ...

Supplies:   CTMH Claire Paper,  CTMH Stamps Hello Blooms, CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Sunset,  CTMH Pink Button Assortment,  CTMH Outdoor Denim Ribbon

Monday, June 24, 2013

Yay for the Red, White and Blue

Good Morning!  Happy Monday from Atlanta, GA!  What a beautiful day here today.   Just stopping by to show off my card for this week's Red, White and Blue Challenge over at ABC Challenges #34.   We hope that you'll come and play!   You can really use these colors for any type card - Birthday, Summer, Celebration,  Thinking of You .... I just happened to use them for a 4th of July Card!   Yay Independence.   What a great country we live in.   The sketch is from last week's Mojo Monday #298.   It's also Red, White and Blue week at Get Inky! Challenges.

Supplies:   CTMH Cardstock Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Whisper,  CTMH Stamps Home of the Brave,  CTMH Ink Cranberry, Outdoor Denim,  CTMH Sparkle Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles

Monday, June 17, 2013

Every Day Adventure

Hello,  Hello!   Welcome to Monday and  another week!   This week at ABC Challenge Blog #33,  we're CELEBRATING SUMMER!   It's time for long hot days, sunshine and time for a walk (or bike ride) in the park!    This cute sketch if from 2012 MOJO Monday #271.  I always say I'm going to go back and use some of my favorite but rarely do so it was fun to finally get one done. 

I hope you'll stop by at ABC and enjoy Summer with us!  

Supplies:   CTMH Hooligans,  CTMH Stamps CC1020 It's Your Day,  CTMH Ink Slate, Sunset,  CTMH Button Assortment Black and Gray, Bulk White Ribbon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blech ... Under the Weather

(but isn't this a CUTE, CUTE image?)   It's time to show off our SCS Mystery Swap Cards.  This month our image came from Paola (SCS Sama) and she mentions it's from Whipper Snapper.  I used some misc BoBonny Papers I had in my stash.   Always a fun swap! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Gonna Be a GREAT Day!

Hello to a new week!  Welcome Monday.   This week over at ABC Challenge Blog we're enjoying making cards with Animals.  At first I was sure I didn't have any stamps with animals but ... wow, I guess I surprised myself because I sure did.  When I found this one, I couldn't resist.  I don't get it out too often but it's SO cute!  Of course, I think hedgehogs are only cute on cards, hunh?    I'm sure if you look you'll find you have several animal stamps as well so dig them out and come and join the fun!

The sketch is from this week's Viva La Verve Sketch over at SCS. 

Supplies:  CTMH Paper TopStitch, CTMH Stamps D1423 Happy Forever, CTMH Ink Chocolate, Baby Pink, CTMH Ribbon Rounds Chocolate, CTMH Brads

Monday, June 3, 2013

Here I come

M-O-N-D-A-Y!   It's here!   I had such a fun weekend I was actually bumming about going back to work already, LOL!   It's Happy New Year at work,  our new fiscal year starts today.   This card is for my Boss.   We're moving teams around at work so he's not going to be my boss for much longer and I wanted to tell him how much I appreciated all of his help this year.   He's a good guy and I'm going to miss him.

I started with MOJO Monday Challenge #295 but I just wasn't moved this week for a square or round card.  This is also for this week's ABC Challenge #31!  Woot! Woot!  It's time to make cards for Guys in our lives!   Let's see what you can come up with!   Come and play!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Pack Cruisin',  CTMH Stamps D1541 Fast and Furious, CTMH Ink Slake,  CTMH Polka Dot Slate Ribbon, CTMH Button Assortment Black

Monday, May 20, 2013

Language of Friendship

Yesterday I had a great time for a long chat with my BFF!  We don't live by each other any more and most often our conversations are quick snatches on our way home at night or text messages.  It was so nice to talk to her.   Looking forward to some fun together soon!

This is my Challenge Card for our ABC Challenge #29 this
week - Stamped Backgrounds. I'm not sure why but I just could not decide on what stamps to use.   I struggled to come up with a stamped background I liked.  I finally settled on the SU! Canvas background stamp and added some flowers from the Language of Friendship set. I chose the colors from this week's SCS Color Challenge - Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and Bermuda Bay.  I think I used Cool Caribbean for the blue shade though ...

I hope you have a good week,  thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come and play at ABC Card Challenge this week!

Supplies:  SU Cardstock Regal Rose, Kraft,  SU Stamps Language of Friendship,  SU Ink Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean,  SU Organdy ribbon,  SU Bird Punch ,  SU Top Note Die

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wow ... Happy 25

This week was a fun week.  We spent it on Vacation with our family at Disney and the Beach.   It was also our 25th Wedding Anniversary and I made this card for my DH.   It was really fun colors from the new CTMH DreamPop (May) Specialty paper.   The card was CASE'd from a fun card I saw on the CTMH DreamPop Blog Hop.   My DH Loved it. 

This week at ABC Challenge Blog Card challenge is to make a Wedding or Anniversary Card.  It was perfect timing, just perfect for DH.   I hope you will come and play!

Supplies:  CTMH Dream Pop,  CTMH Stamps Word Bubbles, CTMH Ink Slate,  Misc Glitter Ribbon, CTMH Twine, CTMH Sparkles

Monday, May 6, 2013

Feeling Sunshine

It's ABC Challenge Time and this week we're playing -Tic/Tac/
Toe. Come and Enjoy the fun. 

I love being able to "schedule" my blog posts because this week I'm - ON VACATION - with my family and lovin' every minute of it.    We're spending a couple weeks in Florida enjoying sun and fun as a familly.  My boys just finished another year of college and it was time to celebrate as family.   I realize these times will be fewer and farther in between.

This is MOJO Monday #285 sketch.   Supplies:  Basic Grey Green At Heart, Verve Stamps Stronger Love, Momento Black Ink, AMuse Studio Satin Ribbon, AMuse Studio Washi Tape,  EK Success Punch

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Today ... it's Tracie's Day!

It's he 5th of the Month and that means is our SCS Crafty Girl Blog Hop - Yay! For 2013, we decided to select a different Crafty Girl each month and be inspired to make something fun and crafty from their blog. 

May is another GREAT Crafty Girl, Tracie. Her Blog, The Crafty Touch is an AWESOME collection of great cards and pages.   Be sure to stop by and say hello to Tracie this month and check out the fun stuff she's done.    

Supplies:  CTMH Paper DreamPop,  CTMH Stamps Word Bubbles,  CTMH Ink Slate, Honey, Juniper, CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy, CTMH Sparkles, Misc Glitter Ribbon

Monday, April 29, 2013

I Love You Mom!

Happy Mom Day!   What a great time to remember how important our Mama's are to all of us.  My Mom will absolutely laugh when she gets this card.   This was more of a joke and I plan to send her another but I know she'll like it.    Are you ready for this ... my Mom doesn't like COFFEE... GASP!   My sister and I love Starbucks and all the other flavored coffees.  I, especially would not have a good day if I started the day without my Java.  This just tickles my Mom that we like our coffees so much so when I saw this Taylor Expressions stamp and it went on Sale after Christmas ... well I just had to get it.    I had it less than a week and had already made this card for my Mom.   I can't wait to send it!  

This week's Challenge at ABC Challenge Blog is to make a card for your Mom ... or someone else's Mom...just make a card for a Mom.   I'm sure you need one so I hope you'll come and share your Mom card and story with us!

I hope all of you have fun stuff to share with your Mom too!   XOXO  

Supplies:  Dear Lizzy Papers, Taylor Expressions Mom Stamp, Copics, Misc Twine, Pearls and Charm

Monday, April 22, 2013


Whew!  Hello from Arizona!   I'm traveling for work again this week only longer - all week.  It's such a rush-rush-rush around the house when I have travel days scheduled.  I was able to finish up my card for this week's "recycled" challenge.   I not only RECYCLED a card idea I did before but I also pulled some ribbon off a little box and an old button I found in the drawer.   It's fun and easy! 

I hope you'll join us at this week's ABC "Recycled" Challenge!   Come and Play! 

Supplies:  Misc Papers,  CTMH Sweet Leaf CS,  Stamps:  CTMH Rustic Flowers,  CTMH Birthday Chatter, 

Monday, April 15, 2013

3-2-1 --- Spring!

Oh Spring ... hurry up and get here, LOL!   I don't mind winter, well some snow around the holidays but let me tell you ... I'm ready for it to be gone in February!   I actually made this card in January when I was Spring Vacation planning.    I am counting the days for beach weather soon. 

It's "Tax Day" so today's ABC Challenge is all about numbers ... as in countdown to FUN!   I hope you'll come spend some crafty time with us dreaming about spending your tax return on stamps... or not!  Use your stash and make a card.   Mine has 3 Washi Tape, 2 Butterflies/Sparkles & 1 Tag/Ribbon.   Remember I said I made this in January?  Well my sketch inspiration was from Retro Sketch #45.  

Supplies:  MME Indie Chic, MME Washi Tap,  SU Ribbon, CTMH TLC Stamps, CTMH Desert Sand Ink,  CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy, Misc Sparkles

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sharing a Little Dance of Spring

Welcome to another Round of our Unidentified Image Swap on SCS.   Every 2 months,  we get a new image,  to color and design a card around.  We then send 4 back to the Hostess and keep 2.   This month our hostess was Carol and she sent us the Clear Art Stamp set "A Couple of Cuties".    I actually used Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch from February 22.   At this point,  it's 30 and snow outside but I hope when you're looking at this card there is Spring.  :)    The paper is MME Lost & Found - Market Street. 

Supplies:  Paper MME Lost & Found Market Street,  SU Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery;   MS Petal Punch,   Misc Ribbon & Buttons

Monday, April 8, 2013

When Words Fail

Welcome Back!  We took a break last week for our ABC Challenges, did you miss us?  I always look forward to the BEAUTIFUL Creations the ABC Card DT comes up with ... they're all wonderful so I missed us last Monday!   Especially for April Fool's day,  haha!

This week's Challenge is a Fun one, it's colors!   Use Pastel Pink, Blue and Green.  The awesome thing about the ABC Challenge Blog is that we're not company specific so although on the Challenge Patty used SU! Pale Pink, Certainly Celery and Sky ... feel free to use creative license and get close ... like I did :)   I used AMuse Studio Colors.  

This card is going in the mail to my co-worker and friend Marie.  I'm missing her.  She's back in the hospital for some health issues and I'm Thinking of Her!    The sketch is from MOJO Monday #285

Supplies:  AMuse Studio Gingham, AMuse Studio Stamps wild rose, AMuse Studio Ink Bubblegum, Lime, Bermuda,  Momento Black,  AMuse Studio Shell Satin Ribbon, AMuse Studio Bermuda Buttons,  AMuse Studio Pearls,  AMuse Studio Just Blooms

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Fun

You can't tell me that you didn't just watch those (2) really close, really good basketball championship games?  Ok well,  maybe you can but it was a GREAT time to stamp and watch some really good basketball.   Congrats to Louisville and Univ of Michigan for winning.  

I watched the games and did some stamping so I consider that a perfect Saturday night especially since it followed a lovely walk in the park with my puppy and DH earlier and getting the grill out for dinner.   AAhhhh yes,  it was good.     The sketch I used is this week's Mojo Monday #287,  I chose these colors for Inkspirational Challenge #14 and the sentiment for the challenge over at Perfect Sentiments #73.

Supplies:  Paper My Minds Eye, SU Soft Sky, Olive CS,  Stamps Verve Wonderfully Made,SU Choc Chip Ink,Misc buttons, washi tape, flowers

Friday, April 5, 2013

Today ... it's BARB!

Woohoo!   Today is the 5th of the month and if you've been to my Blog before you know that the 5th is the day we celebrate with our SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop!    This month our Crafty Girl Inspiration is from Barb - {Barb's Inkin' into Retirement}.    Although I've never got to meet Barb (IRL),  I'm sure she would be a fun gal to hang out with as she's always busy with lots of neat projects and great stamping!   This is my card for Barb as she's a gal who uses lots of fun colors and layers.  She also seems to like Ribbon (well, who doesn't?).   

If you want to see the rest of the SCS Crafty Girls "Inspired by Barb" Cards,  check out the blog roll on the right!  

Supplies:   Basic Grey Green at Heart, AMuse Studio Botanicals 1, Handscripted,  Inks AMuse Studio Bellini, Lime,  AMuse Studio Bellini Satin Ribbon, Pearls,   Misc Washi Tape

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We're Getting There

yes ... 50's again today with sunshine!  It's starting to feel alot more like Spring, love it!   I've been busy in my Scrap/Stamp/Office this week and even got 2 more cards done tonight!  Yay me!  I love when MOJO is in the house ... of course, today I might have been helped with a USPS delivery of new Verve stamps, LOL!  

I started with this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, it's their 200th sketch, wow!  I also played Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The Paper Players #139.   Three across - Spring, Yellow/Green & Pearls - I win!  

Do you like my cute little flower?   It's made out of Washi Tape.   I saw these at Archivers the last time I was there.   Very fun!      Thanks for stopping by,  I hope you're seeing Spring where you live too.

Supplies:  Jillibean Soup Blossom,  Bazzill,  Stamps Verve,  Ink Black Momento, AMuse Studio Lime, Papaya,  AMuse Studio Pearls,  Misc Buttons and Washi Tape

Here's the sketch

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

I hope all of you have had a blessed Easter and enjoyed family, friends, food, and fun!  It's been a quiet and restful day here.  It's cold (30's) and grey in Ohio but with no little ones, a good day to enjoy stamping and scrapping.

Today's Card is from this week's Verve Sketch April #1 on SCS.  It's also for this week's Twist of Faith Challenge #30 - use sparkle

Supplies:  Lime Twist Fly A Kite, Verve Stamps Grace & Stronger Love, AMuse Studio Inks French Roast, Papaya,  Q and Co Twinkle Goosebumps

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Inspired by Spring

...well, at least sunshine and 50 degree temps!  Haha!  Here in the Midwest we have to enjoy the sunshine when we can as tomorrow it could be snow.  Yup, on the weather radar for Sunday and Monday.   Not much longer now, hopefully,  just a few blasts of cold and then warmer temps. 

Today I washed my car and I also took my dog Bella to the park for a walk, well, half jog.  Her little legs just fly.  I really have to scoot to keep up with her.  It's lots of fun though because she loves it.  It makes me love it too.   

This card was inspired by this week's sketch at Pals Paper Arts #155.  I used bright colors for the Spring Challenge at Use It Tuesday #52 Challenge.  Believe it or not, these stamps have been sitting in my stash for over a year and I hadn't used them yet.  The pearls were also there as I wasn't sure what to do with strips.  This is also for the Twisted Tuesdays Challenge #46 to use Banners and pearls.    Very fun!

Supplies:  Basic Grey Green At Heart,  AMuse Studio Stamps charming gardners, handscripted, AMuse Studio Pearls,  Misc Washi Tape

Monday, March 25, 2013 my peeps...

Ok,  I might have said this for the last 2 weeks but Spring is definitely not here yet in Northeast Ohio, LOL!   We're supposed to get 6-8 inches of snow today.  Yup, LOTS!  It's hard to think that next week will be Easter.  They do say though that Easter will be in the 50's which sounds nice.  At least all the snow will be gone.   LOL!   Ok,  enough Blog Weather Reports, hahaha!

Happy Monday!  You know that means it's TIME for our ABC Challenge for this week.  It's a fun one because we're thinking Easter!   So show us the cards you're sending this week.  Yes,  I mentioned sending.  Let's make sure we're mailing to Friends and Family so they can enjoy our creations and keep our friends at the USPS busy. 

Happy Easter to my Peeps!

Supplies:  CTMH Lucy Paper Pack,  CTMH B1402 My Peeps, CTMH Ink Sweet Leaf, Blush,  CTMH Organdy Ribbon Rounds, CTMH Sparkles,  Stickles

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hello ... Spring?

Acckkk...snow and ice?  BUT Spring is supposed to be here Wednesday (well, officially).  I guess Winter wasn't done with us yet.   Although,  I did see the Robins out in the yard this week so I would say they probably know that Spring is coming.   The GREAT Universe Designer gave them awesome sense of direction and weather.   I'll be looking forward to sunshine. 

This week's ABC Challenge #21 is a WELCOME to SPRING challenge with flowers!  What a fun celebration so get out your Flower Stamps and play along!   I used the colors for this week's Color My Heart Color Dare #34 - Olive, Sweet Leaf and Goldrush and this fun sketch is from this week's The Paper Players #137.  

Supplies:  CTMH Dotty for You, Olive CS;  CTMH Stamps c1540 Hello Blooms,  CTMH Ink Goldrush, Olive, Sweet Leaf,  CTMH Organdy Ribbon Goldrush,  CTMH Brads Goldrush

Monday, March 11, 2013


Happy, Happy Monday!    I'm not sure I'm thrilled for the weekend to be over.   We had a great visit in Michigan with my son and his girlfriend.   Back to reality, LOL!    It was SO pretty yesterday with 60 degree temps here in Ohio,  hurry up Spring!   Our ABC Challenge this week is in celebration of Spring with anything that "flies".     I thought the owls would be fun so I paper pieced it.   It's from a cute set by Taylored Expressions - Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!    That's the perfect sentiment for this week.

Have a good one!  

Supplies:   Basic Grey Green at Heart Paper,  Taylored Expressions Stamps Hoot! Hoot! Hooray!,  Momento Black Ink,  AMuse Studio Pink Buttons, AMuse Studio Satin Ribbon,  CTMH Sparkles

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Note to Self

One of my friends at FTS has the signature "Too Blessed to be Stressed".   That's a tough thing to sometimes think about but ... very true.   Just think,  I'm here showing off some cards I got to make and that's a GREAT thing. 

This is my card for our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #33 this week.  The challenge is to use any 2 (or more) different CTMH Paper packs.  I had lots of those to choose from, LOL!   I used Elemental & Sonoma.   The card sketch is Mojo Monday #282 which is last week's and I added brads and piercing for the challenge over at Twisted Tuesdays #44.   I have to say,  I love those colors.

I hope you'll stop over at Color My Heart and check out the challenge!

Supplies:  CTMH Kraft CS,  Paper Pack Elemental, Sonoma,  CTMH Stamps CC1020 It's Your Day,  CTMH Ink Cocoa, Gypsy,  CTMH Sparkles,  SU Butterfly Die,  CTMH Brads

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cards for Carolina

Woohoo!   It's the 5th of the Month and you know what that means -- SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop!   I always enjoy our blog hop days.   This year we're featuring one of our Crafty Girls each month and for March it's Carolina  (scs:  Cajojus).    This month was just as hard to choose a CASE since Carolina has an amazing gallery and Blog.   She used lots of fun designs and beautiful coloring. 

I chose THIS card for inspiration.    Be sure to stop by her BLOG and leave her a comment or 2 ... you'll find LOTS to LOVE!   I made 2 of these cards as they're going to my March 2+2 Partners over at Friends that Scrap! 

Supplies:  Basic Grey greet at heart,  Buggaboo Free Friday Image,  Misc Copics & Ribbon

Monday, March 4, 2013

Life is Good

Happy Monday!   I really am not a fan of Monday's except for now that our ABC Challenges are on Mondays I guess it's better because I get to see all of the great DT cards and the fun challenge for the week!   I have a busy week with work counterparts in town from Mexico and it's a fun CRAFTY week here as well with our SCS Blog Hop coming on the 5th --- yay!   Be sure to stop back and check out my "Card for Carolina"!     She has GREAT  inspiration. 

Today's card is also inspired from SCS Featured Stamper Challenge 317.   It's always fun to see who they choose and the galleries are always wonderful.   This one too!  I found some scraps from some of my fave CTMH Paper - Elemental and it seemed like it would be good for banners.   I always like the look of those. 

Be sure to stop by and play at ABC Challenges Blog this week because Anything Goes! 

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Elemental,  CTMH Stamp CC1020 It's Your Day,  CTMH Ink Pacifica, Sunset, Honey,   CTMH Sparkles

Monday, February 25, 2013

Good Bye February

It's almost time to say good bye to February!  Wow, how time flies ... this month was a good month but many days travel for work.   I still managed to get lots of scrappin' and stamping done.  It's always a good month when there is time for crafting.   It's Monday which means it's time for this week's ABC Challenge.  

This week we have a fun sketch designed by Patty.  Be sure to stop by and check it out and play along.   Sketches are always a great starting point.   I used this Carta Bella "Devoted" Paper.   It was for the Love Sketch Challenge "J" at SCS this week. 

Supplies:  Paper Carta Bella Devoted, Stamps Taylor Expressions Splish Splash,  Copic, Misc Ribbon,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Better Late than Never ....

Ahhh ... this week started out rough and I didn't get my Challenge Card posted for our very FUN ABC Challenge this week - add some stitching - faux or real.  Anyone who knows me knows I couldn't mend a sock so stitching for real was probably not gonna happen here but faux is always fun too!   I usually get my challenge cards posted ahead of  time but I just totally missed getting this one posted and then when I did go to post - no camera!   I was in a FULL Panic ... let me tell ya.    Better now,  camera found and card shown.   This started out from MOJO Sketch #279 but I put the panels on "backward" so it's a bit of stretch ... but that's where the creativity comes in. 
My card theme - snow - was perfect timing though because this weekend we had over 5 inches of snow.   I'd rather have it on the weekend than during the week though.... I hope you'll come and stitch with us at ABC with us this week! 

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Aspen, CTMH Stamps D1480 Snowflakes, CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Twilight,  Misc Snowflakes,  CTMH Sparkles,  CB Snowflake EB Folder

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love - Cherish - Forever

Happy Monday!   It's time once again to check out our Challenges at the ABC Blog Challenge this week.   I look forward to Monday's now for our challenges and always enjoy the great cards that are made from the Inspiration.   This week we're still getting ready for Valentines Day so if you haven't made your Valentine a card yet,  now's your chance to not only get it done BUT to also show it off!   How fun is that :)

This sketch is from MOJO Monday #276.   For our Challenge at ABC Challenge Blog I used Red, Pink and Cream.  I really like how the seam binding came out attached to the outside of the heart.  

Supplies:  CTMH CS Chocolate,  CTMH DSP That's More,  CTMH Stamps Soul Mates,  CTMH Ink Hollyhock, Chocolate, Tulip,  CTMH Opaques Pearl,  CTMH Ribbon Rounds Chocolate,   Misc Seam Binding

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Love for a Lifetime

Welcome back to Day #7 of my "Valentine - Countdown to Love"!  Today's card reminds me of the kids and their Valentines ... very busy but when I saw this absolutely ADORABLE doodlebug designs "Lovebirds" paper ... I just had to have a sheet to make some valentines.   Love the colors!

This card idea came from the SCS Gallery!   Inspiration Overload and I can always find an idea to get started.   I'm sure I'll be back with more of my Verve "Stronger Love" stamps as they're just perfect for this time of year.  

Supplies:   doodlebug designs Lovebirds, Bazzill Pink CS,  Stamps Verve Stronger Love,  YNS Holiday Joy Robin,  Ink Momento Black,  CTMH Whisper,  Washi Tape, Misc Heart Buttons, MS Ribbon

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Feb 5

For the last year, the 5th of the month has been my favorite date of the month since the SCS Crafty Girls set up for our monthly Blog Hop.   This year we decided that we would CASE a different crafty gal each month ... whether it was for favorite colors, card designs or what ever inspired us.   I got a little ahead of the process by posting for one of our Favorite Crafty Girls,  Jeannette (SCS:  Forest Ranger) last month but it wasn't too hard to be inspired again this one!    If you get a chance,  stop by and check out her gallery!  She does beautiful work both inside and outside the cards :)

If you get a chance, you should check out Jeannette's blog, she always has a beautiful card or 2 to share!

Happy February

Supplies:  CTMH Evensong,  CTMH Stamps Snow Friends, CTMH Ribbon Rounds Organdy,  CTMH Sparkles

Monday, February 4, 2013

Candy Hearts - Sharing the love

Hi Blogger Friends!   Today I'm Sharing the love with my "Candy Heart" Inspired Card.   If you've been following my blog recently or just stopping by,  today is day #4 of my "Countdown to Valentine Love".   I {heart} this time of year because my fave color is red and I do like {hearts}.   

Today's Inspiration for our ABC Blog Challenge is Candy Hearts.   You know, the little hearts with the fun sayings?   Those were so fun to get when we were kids, LOL!   This inspiration brought back fun memories of Valentines.   I hope you'll play along this week.    The sketch is from January Week #1 of the  SCS Verve Sketches

Supplies:  Misc Valentine Paper,  Stamps Verve Stronger Love, Ink AMuse Cherry & French Roast,  CM Heart Punch

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thinkin' About Love

Happy February!   It's a pretty day here in TN as I'm traveling for work.  I know this weekend is exciting if you're a football fan as it's time for the "big game".   Woohoo!   Yay for both the 49rs and Ravens who made it.   I will be also avidly watching for the fun commercials that come out as well. 

I absolutely couldn't resist when I saw this stamp set come out from Taylored Expressions.  It's called Splish Spash and the birds are adorable.   It comes with a really cute die for the bird bath.   I couldn't fit it on this card but definitely more to come.     The sketch layout is from MOJO276 and I thought it was a really fun card to kick off my Countdown to Valentine Love.    Each day for the next 13 days I hope to have something fun to show you I've made for Valentines.   xoxo

Supplies:  Paper AMuse Studio Pewter,  Carte Bella Devoted DSP,  Taylored Expressions Splish Splash Stamps,  Misc Copics,  Stickles