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Monday, January 28, 2013

Stuck With You

Happy Monday!   It's time to start another week and what better way to do it than with some Valentine Love Inspiration from ABC Challenge Blog.   That's right ... it's time to get out those heart and love stamps, reds, pinks and all your other fave colors and design a valentine for your true love ... or a friend!   

My heart was cut with my CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and covered with Washi Tape.   How cute is that?!   It was fun!    Be sure to stop back by my Blog starting February 1 as I start my annual 
Countdown to Valentine LoveEvery day I'll have a new Valentine Inspiration to share with you..

I hope you'll come and play at ABC Challenge Blog this week and show us your Valentines!

Supplies:   Bazzill Pink CS,  Misc Washi Tape,  CTMH Cricut Cart Artiste,  Verve Stronger Love 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!

Awww....I'm sure the ABC Challenge Blog  DT didn't realize when they selected this week to be Birthday Cards that today was my Birthday,  LOL!   I think actually we're celebrating Patty and her family Bday's so be sure to stop by her Blog and wish all of them a happy one too ... BUT it just so happens that TODAY is my Bday also. 
All Day yesterday I kept asking my DH if we were going to celebrate my Birthday Dinner early because I had to go out of town today for work.   He was very non-commital which isn't like him and sure enough,  I ran to do an errand for work and came home to Dark Chocolate Brownies,  Dinner and Presents.  He's a keeper.   I got a very sweet "Love" Mug for coffee and a small      I-Home so I can listen to my I-Pod at my Crafty Desk.   It's playing right now and it's wonderful.   I did a workout and had a small brownie so it's all good in the scheme of things.    I hope all of you will stop by the ABC Challenge Blog this week and make a Birthday Card for someone special!   Here's Mine --- 

The sketch is from this week's MFT Blog.  These cute stamps are from Taylored Expressions.  The inside sentiment reads,  " I just wanted my card to stand out from the crowd."  !  Yay for Birthdays,  enjoy your day!        Supplies:  CTMH CS Creme Brulee, Cranberry,  Washi Tape,  Taylored Expressions Stamps Stand Out, Misc Copics

Monday, January 14, 2013

tweetie pie

My DH and I had a fun Sunday together.  He took me to Waffle House for breakfast to celebrate 2 weeks of success on my new working out and healthy eating plan for 2013.   It's all good.  Today he treated me to "waffles" ... my absolute FAVE!   We spent the afternoon together running errands and discussing a Spring Vacation/Anniversary Trip.   After all,  we'll have been married 25 years,  we're just planning to take the family with us which is the best part! 

This card was inspired by the photo inspiration at this week's ABC Challenge Blog!   I hope you'll stop by and see all of the LOVELY DT Cards and play in this week's challenge.   The sketch is from last week's Mojo Monday #275

Supplies:  CTMH CS Tulip, White & Black,  CTMH Stamps c1396 Love Birds,  CTMH Ink Black, Tulip,  CTMH Opaques Pearl Black,  TH Emboss Folder Snowflakes,  Misc Ribbon

Friday, January 11, 2013

Puppy Love

Aww, every time I look at these photos I want to squeeze on my little dog Bella.  She's such a fiesty little pooch.   We're not sure why but she absolutely ADORES my oldest son, Brandon.   She's thrilled when he comes home for visits from college.   She lays by his bedroom door in the mornings waiting for him to get up and follows him around the house every where constantly when he's home.   It's TRUE Puppy Love, LOL!

This sketch comes from Colorful Creations Challenge Week #1 - So You Think You Can Scrap.   Very fun!

Supplies TH Kraft Core CS, Bella Blvd Tail Waggers #172 Treats, CTMH Stamps Take A Picture, CTMH Framed Moments,  CTMH Ink Ruby, Chocolate,  CTMH Ribbon Rounds Ric Rac, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Double Duty

Hello Wednesday!  Today I have two pictures to share with you because it's "Double Duty" time.  I made a commitment to myself that if I bought new paper at the Archivers sale,  I would leave it in the bag and if I didn't use it 20 days from purchase,  I would return it because I don't need more "Cute, On Sale" paper in my Stash!   The 2 adorable papers are from the Dear Lizzy line and I thought they were really cute.   I picked them up because of the Challenge at FTS this week to use "banners".   I also knew what pictures I wanted to scrap with
the paper, picts from a Crop.  We had a good time and I even remembered my camera for a couple photos while there.   Isn't it funny that we go to scrap and I don't seem to take picts of us at these fun events?   Crazy!  I had a great time. I had a few scraps left from the 2 sheets of paper I bought, (Gasp,  I know - 2!)  so I decided to use the scraps for some cards.  I saw this card idea on the Taylored Expressions site and knew it would work perfectly for the few scraps I had left.  How fun is that?!   I know these colors are kind of "spring" but it was the moment, and they were scraps!
Supplies:   Paper Dear Lizzy,  Cricut Cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Big Hugs

Made this card kind of late last night but  I had 2 (cyber) friends that needed hugs.  I was thinking about both of them and wanted them to know I was reaching out to send the much needed {{hugs}} and prayers their way!

I found this sketch HERE on Stampin' When I Can for this week.    

It's good to have friends!  

Supplies:  AMuse STudio Black Polka Dot, Cherry Chevron,  Cherry Shimmer,  Stamps AMuse Studio Woohoo for you,  Ink Black Momento, Copies,  AMuse Studio Twine,  CTMH Sparkles, Misc Charm

Monday, January 7, 2013

Holiday -- I'm Missing You

Okay,  I admit ... I miss the holidays.   It was SO nice to have boys home from college and have time off work.  I loved having the time off to rest, relax and recharge.   I definitely found some creative MOJO!  That's good, use it while it's in house.  

This week at ABC Challenges our challenge is CAS - Clean and Simple.   I sure struggled with this one, "white space" is hard for me.   Even Scrapping I'm not so good at CAS but that's what challenges are for --- to stretch your creative boundaries and this one did that for me.   My DH was funny,  he said,   "I like that one honey."   Wouldn't ya know,  he likes CAS,  LOL!  

Happy Monday!   Be sure to stop over at ABC Challenge Blog and stretch your wings and play CAS. 

Supplies:  CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart, EK Success Leaf Border Punch,  SU Choc Chip Ink, CTMH Opaques Pearl,  CTMH Stamp TLC

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Perk Up

Between Holidays, Flu Bug and Cold Weather ... this seemed like a tough week even though it was a short week.  I definitely needed a little help gettingthe MOJO going in the mornings.  It's all good though because over the holidays I discovered some yummy coffee - DD Holiday Peppermint Mocha.   If you haven't tried it yet, if you're a coffee lover, hurry and get yourself some before it's gone until next year.  I even had some Chocolate Carmel Creamer to add and mmmmm... YUM!   It absolutely made the mornings a little sweeter. 

Well,  Day #6 of 100 by 100.   It's all good!

Supplies:  MME Lost & Found Urban Square, Verve Stamps Better With You, SU Ink Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, SU Chocolate Grosgrain,  Misc Red Buttons

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5 - SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop

Woot!  Woot!   It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop!   I can't believe it's going on our 2nd year together!   We said good-bye to some friends from 2012 and we have some new SCS Crafty Girls for 2013!   It's all good.    Stamping and scrapping are great hobbies but sometimes there is more time to spend getting cards, page and blog posts done than others.   It makes for a good flow.   

This month our Featured Crafty Girl is Jeannette  (SCS:  Forest Ranger).    She loves all things nature as you can tell by her SCS Forum Name.   I CASED this card from Jeanette's March 2011 Gallery.   I knew as soon as I saw it,  this was the card I wanted to make.   It goes great showing off my new stamps from "Your Next Stamp".   Isn't that little bird CUTE?!    It's called Holiday Joy Robin.   It was perfect for my Day #5 card for "100 by 100" Challenge ... after all, we're supposed to be using stash and now that he's in my stash, he needed ink.    This fun paper I picked up at Archivers, it's Doodlebug Sweet Tweets. 

Be sure to check out the other Crafty Girls Blogs to see more of our Featured Stamper,  Jeannette!

Supplies:  Archivers Red, Green CS,  Doodlebug Designs Sweet Tweets DSP,  STamp Your Next STamp Holiday Joy Robin,  Stickles, Copics, Misc Ribbon

Friday, January 4, 2013

Brrr ... It's Been Cold Here

Oh Yeah,  TGIF!   We have a saying at work,  "it's almost Friday" ... it seems to make everything more bearable and then when it really is Friday,  we feel like celebrating!  So for today, YAY!    I love this snowman stamp from Penny Black but there is only so many ways you can color it.  I sent cards out already this year using it and I made 2 of these for my [Friends That Scrap] 2+2 Card Partners.   Our theme was "Winter".   I'm not sure what I was saving this Basic Grey Paper for ... something ... but I had 1 piece left of Dasher paper and it's now cards!  Yay for using far it's Day #4 of our 100 by 100 and I'm keeping up.   I'm sure it will get more crazy at time goes on. 

The sketch is from MOJO Monday #199 posted in July of last year.  

Well,  It's a good day,  it's Friday,  YAY!   Enjoy the weekend.

Supplies:  BG Dasher DSP,  SU Old Olive, Not Quite Navy,  PB Snowman Stamp,  Momento Black Ink, Copic Markers,  Stickles,  Sparkle Ribbon

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wait for the Lord

I don't know where I got this stamp but it was in my stash and was perfect size for the sentiment box.  This started out closer to this week's MOJO Monday #274 sketch but I took a little detour by adding some extra paper,  it just needed "something".  

The bird is from my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, it's one of my favorite cut outs.   I'm trying to use up this cute MME 6x6 Lost & Found Pad I have so you'll see more cards w/ these colors.  It's not that I don't like it but as part of the "100 by 100" challenge I'm in on SCS we're supposed to be using up stash and this has been in my stash for awhile.   I got it when HL was having a 50% off sale...and there it sat.  Glad to be using it.  It thought these colors were good "January" colors.

Supplies:   MME Lost and Found Urban Square,  SU Choc Chip, Kraft;  Stamp Unknown, Ink SU Choc Chip, Cranberry Crisp, SU Choc Chip Satin Ribbon, Misc Red Buttons,  Cricut Cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Love in Pink

I had a wonderful crafty start to 2013 ... I got 10 scrap pages done and 4 cards.  I think my DH knew that I was sad it was my last Holiday Vacation day so he was being sweet about me crafting all day.  It was nice.  Good way to get ready to get back into the chaos of the new year.   It's all good though.

This is for this week's Verve Sketch on SCS.   I've been trying to play every week since I got my Verve Stamps.  It's a good way to be motivated to use them.  Not that I wouldn't but you know how it can be to get new stamps and then they sit in your stash....LOL!   This is also my first card for the 100 by 100. 

I can't tell you much about the paper supplies because the papers were gifted to me.  The stamps are Verve Stronger Love, AMuse Studio French Roast Ink, Colorbok Metal Accents, Xmas Red Stickles

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013

Woohoo!  Happy New Year!  I'm looking forward to all the scrapping and stamping for 2013.  Believe it or not,  I already have my first scrap pages done for this year!  I had some great inspiration.   This is page 2 of a layout.   This sketch is from Sketch ~ N ~ Scrap.    I was just introduced to this site from a friend (Melina) and I found some great sketches!   Hope to be back soon with more pages :)  

Of course, these CUTE photos are my puppy Bella.   She's 6 months now and full of fun.   She loves squeaky toys and this red one - Bobo,  is her favorite, LOL!   

Supplies:  CTMH CS Champagne, Black;  DSP Reminisce Loyal Companion, Misc Stickers