Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Awesome Collection

From Wishes "Just Because" Card Workshop
The "Beyond Awesome" stamp set is the perfect stamp set to make
a special collection ready for any awesome occasion.
My first card in the collection is Card Pattern #7 in the workshop
with an added touch from the sketch at Atlantic Hearts.
Be sure to visit Atlantic Hearts this week and
 play along with this fun sketch.

Below is the rest of my "Awesome" Card Collection
Card Pattern #2
Card #3 Pattern
Card #8 Pattern
Card #4 Pattern
Card #10 Pattern
Card #5 Pattern
Card #9 Pattern
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Calypso
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pixie
Stamps: Beyond Awesome
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Playful Puffies

Monday, May 30, 2016

Celebrating Freedom

On Memorial Day
Remembering those who gave their lives so that we could
enjoy the freedoms of this great nation is and honor and privilege.

Celebrate the lives of the brave and be thankful
for the great sacrifice of all our military servicemen.

USA- Home of the free because of the brave.

May the Lord bless each one richly as they serve Him
and our country. God bless the USA.
May Peace and Freedom live in  your hearts always.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

There's A Graduate

In The House
Last night we attended the graduation ceremony of my last born grand child.
Lots of celebrating, hugs and tears as his mother was presented with a rose by
Zachary. The rose presentation is always my favorite part and I was so proud
of Zachary and his mother. Zachary's father passed away when he was five so
it's been my daughter who's been mom and dad for these twelve years.
This is the card I made for Zachary's graduation. I used the
sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches. 
If you missed this sketch another one will be up
Wednesday,  June 1. So come back then and play
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Glitter Paper
Ink: black, Pomegranate
Stamps: You Did It
Embellishments: Red Enamel Gems, Bakers Twine, Brad

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Scenes

With Artfully Sent
The CTMH Cricut cartridge Artfully Sent will sadly retire on July 31.
If you haven't had a chance to purchase that cartridge I will be 
sharing card samples each Saturday until July 31. 
My first Saturday Scene is this fun bicycle card. I was inspired by this
card on Pinterest and wanted to make it with the new Calypso papers. Also,
the bicycle works just great for the transportation challenge at Heart2Heart.
The inside is has a pop out bicycle heading down the road,
with a summer sun and some floating clouds.
Have an awesome Summer and be sure to share with us at
Heart 2 Heart your favorite mode of transportation.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Calypso, Happy Times
Cardstock: Glacier, Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, Beyond Awesome, Noted
Ink: Lagoon, Canary, Pixie
Embellishments: Calypso Compliments

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Fun Folds

With Color My Heart Colors
Fun Summer colors are happening at Color My Heart this week.
Lagoon, Crystal Blue, Thistle, and Pear are sure some poppin' colors.
For my card I've been wanting to try one of those awning cards I
have been seeing on Pinterest. With my left over bicycle from
another card I got the idea to make a "Summer Rental" awning card.
Then came the Color My Heart summer colors and out came this card.
Inside of card (Note: the taller cards stand better when it has
some added B & T to the inside.)
Oh, this card also plays with the Fun Folds at Heart 2 Heart. Or
bicycles and surf boards are your mode of transportation. Anyway,
you have all week to play at Color My Heart and until the end of
the month to play at Heart 2 Heart.
So have fun and come play.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Calypso,Happy Times
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Beyond Awesome, Noted
Ink: Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Thistle
You can view an awning card tutorial HERE.
Be sure to come back every Friday this Summer to see more Friday Fun Folds

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gear Up

We're Having a Party
With a graduate in the house it's time to party. 
The sketch at Atlantic Hearts
seamed to be just perfect for the party announcement.
 And... the colors: SapphirePacificaCrystal Blue with
Black & White Daisy at Color My Heart worked out great.
If you didn't get a chance to play with this sketch, another
sketch will be posted tomorrow. So come back then and
These shades of blue at Color My Heart are good to play 
with through Thursday 9 PM Central time.
 CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Magical
Cardstock: Sapphire, White Daisy
Ink: Black, Crystal blue, Sapphire, Pacifica
Stamps: Gear Up, Salutation Seals
Embellishments: Silver Brads

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Color My Heart

At Heart 2 Heart
With Georgie colors at Color My Heart(Canary, Champagne, 
Juniper, Whisper and Slate) and Baby Love at Heart 2 Heart
 this seemed like the perfect fit to show my border creations. 
I recently have been creating borders for my monthly scrapbook classes. 
There are a variety of themes to choose from and "baby" was one. 
I used the approved How to Patterns from Reflections: Main Frame-Tied Together
for this page. This page used the side bar borders from my "baby" border collection.
You can view all my borders HERE
Now grab your Georgie colors and create a special project for us at
Color My Heart. And if it happens to be a "Baby" project you can
share that with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Georgie
Cardstock: White Daisy, Champagne, Canary, Juniper, Slate, Whisper
Ink: Black, Juniper
Stamps: Baby Steps, Rugged Dude, Nursery Charms
Embellishments: Buttons

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Some Kind of Awesome Sketch

 At Atlantic Hearts
 This week at Atlantic Hearts has an awesome sketch that I used for
a birthday gift box.  In January I made a birthday reminder pocket
book. I asked all my customers and down line to sign the book on
their birthday. Now, just for this year I am making birthday gifts
for all who have signed my book. 
This is the birthday gift for my May girls. I also made a handmade
gift box to coordinate with the gift. I really enjoyed using the sketch
at Atlantic Hearts to design my gift box.
 Handmade gift box made with sketch below.
Now it's your turn to play with this awesome sketch.
You have until Sunday to create something special.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Calypso
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pixie
Stamps: Beyond Awesome
Ink: Black
Embellishments: White Bakers Twine, Calypso Sequins

Sunday, May 8, 2016

It's Happy Times at Color My Heart

Fern, Canary, Cotton CandyGlacier, & Gold
The challenge this week at Color My Heart are the featured colors in
the new Happy times paper pack. This paper pack is being offered by 
Close to My Heart in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.
This card was made using the sketch below from Atlantic Hearts
The flowers were stamped with Fern, Canary, Cotton Candy, and Glacier.
The gold is the sequin in the center of the flower and the gold accented ribbon.
Now it's your turn to share your Happy Times creation at
Color My Heart. If you miss this sketch from Atlantic Hearts 
another one will be posted tomorrow. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Happy Times
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier
Stamps: Happy Times
Embellishments: gold Sequins, White & Gold Ribbon, Sparkles

It's National Scrapbooking Month

Time to Make Those Pages
The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this first week of May is to share your way of
scrapbooking and celebrating National Scrapbook Month.
 My usual way of scrapbooking is to use the featured layouts in the
 "How To Patterns" books by Close to my Heart. This layout is 
pattern #11 in Make It From Your Heart Vol. II.
Left page
Right page
My way of celebrating National Scrapbooking Month is to offer a FREE 
scrapbook Workshop with the Happy Times paper pack
and stamp set. Your order of the Happy Times paper pack and stamp set
will reserve your spot at the FREE workshop. This Workshop will
include this two page payout plus two more. A card workshop will also
be available. Details can be viewed HERE.
Now it's your turn to share at Heart 2 Heart your way of scrapbooking and
celebrating National Scrapbook Month.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Happy Times
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Times
Ink: Fern, Pomegranate, Canary, Sunset, Blush
Embellishments: Flamingo Dots

Monday, May 2, 2016

More Color Fun

At Color My Heart
Shades of Orange: Poppy. Sunset, Sorbet
are now playing at Color My Heart Color Dare
I just loved the card by Vicki Wizniuk and had to make one. I used
the new papers (Poppy) from the Florence paper pack and some retired papers
(Sorbet) from Charlotte paper pack (will miss) and some Sunset Cardstock. 
Come play with the Oranges at Color My Heart this week.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Florence, Charlotte
Cardstock: Colonial White, Sunset
Ink: Sorbet, Poppy
Stamps: So Many Smiles
Embellishments: Opaques

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happy Times

 Coming Your Way
It's May First and time to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.
May First also brings us a new Seasonal Expressions.
My first project for this month is this card made with the new Happy Times
 paper pack, Happy Times stamp set, and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts.
If you miss this sketch a new one will post tomorrow for
you to play. along with Be sure to check it out.

Don't miss out on this fun paper pack for National Scrapbooking Month.
Check back soon to see the scrapbook pages created with this paper pack.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Happy Times
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Times
Ink: Pomegranate, Fern, Canary, Sunset, Blush
Embellishments: White Baker's Twine, Gold Sequins, Pink Enamel Gems