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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