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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