Thursday, December 20, 2012

Everyone loves a good bonus

Over at Sketch-n-Scrap we have been adding to our team and making changes. One of the changes is we have added another scrap artist. Today you get to try out one of her sketches. I used some beautiful papers and stamps from the Felicity set from CTMH. Here is my take on it

These photos were sitting around they are from my little one doing a thanks giving story at school and making some cute props to go along with it. Come play along with our Bonus Sketch and visit everyone's blogs I am sure you will find tons and tons of inspiration!

Bonus Sketch by Brenshevia be sure to check out here blog.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sketch N Scrap

We have another sketch for you to try today over at Sketch-n-Scrap

I love this girl she is full of personality and I hope that she continues to follow her dreams each and every day.

I know she will always have my hearts.

Follow along if you can there are some great prizes this month.

Sketch 23

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tis the season...Sketch-n-Scrap # 22

Hi about some real live art work! I know it has been a while, thank you for sticking with me life has been well life.

Over at Sketch-n-Scrap we have been busy adding new designers and planning exciting new things. Please make sure to welcome them all and great news for me. I am now a on the Senior Design Team. I hope that you are able to join us in our newest sketch #22 I turned it into a 2 pager because that is how I normally scrapbook.

Isn't that a fun page? Each year instead of going black Friday shopping we decorate the tree. One of these years I might do both but for now I just enjoy the joy in my girls' eyes as they dig through the ornament box and remember all the ornaments that they have made over the years.

I made the ornaments using my Artiste Cartridge and I used some older Close to my Heart papers from Evensong.

Here is the sketch I hope you can play along!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Extended Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones. I am running a special for all you crafters out there. You will find the details below. You can earn some great free items (I will contact you for those) while shopping for your friends and family...or for yourself!

It is super easy just go to my CTMH Store and click join the party and then start shopping.

Place an order of $25 - $50 and receive a free Dye Ink Pad of your choice ($5.25 value)

Place an order of $51 - $75 and receive a free A size stamp set ($6.95 value)

Place an order of $76 - $100 and receive a free Level 2 paper pack ($9.95 value)

Place an order of $101 - $149 and receive a free C size stamp set of your choice ($13.95 value)

Place an order of $150 or more CONTACT ME to order and receive $25 in free product PLUS a D size stamp set ($17.95 value)

*Note the photos are just samples not the actual items you will receive. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Flashback Friday

Hi everyone I was challenged to do something fun with my blog on Fridays. Each Friday I am going to try and share some of my favorite projects from the past...we will have a little flashback.

I loved this next card SO much I actually just gave it away last month. It was hard to let go...let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Glamour Girl - Sketch-n-Scrap #20

Wow sketch number 20 already. Where does the time go? I really love this sketch it was fast and fun and so adorable. I am usually making one photo sketches into a multi photo sketch but this one all just came together and was absolutely perfect for the photo I wanted to showcase.

I had already scrapbooked the Halloween photos and was just planning on leaving this out. I hardly ever dress up so it was fun to showcase this cute photo for my book of me that I might someday put together.

I made the title smaller and changed up the bottom part where the ribbon is. I hope you like it. I would love to see what you come up with.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My Favorite {CTMH} Things - Holidays

Hi everyone welcome to our Playing with Paper team blog hop. We like to feature some of our favorite things each and every month. This month we are showcasing holiday projects. Hopefully you have come here from Jennifer Payami's Blog you are on the right path. This is a circular blog and so if you are just starting here you can follow along and enjoy everyone's projects.

I decided to feature products from the Pear and Partridge line. I just adore this paper! I decided to grab the Level 2 paper pack a couple of stamps the Workshop on the Go and added a bit of a twist.

 First up is a Merry Little Christmas card. I based this card on the WOTG but added my own touch and changed up quite a few things. Here is a close up of that card.

Aren't those little red gems just so cute? They are so pretty.
 For my next card I used the Level 2 paper pack along with the stamp sets Perfect Fit - Holidays and Perfect Fit - Frames. I also added some of our glitz. I got this card design from our new Make it from the Heart book.

My last card is also based on a card from Make it from the Heart and I just added a little of this and that. I used the stamp set from the WOTG this set is so cute and versatile with ornaments and birds  It also has some great Christmas sentiments.

These cards along with a few others are going to be a part of my Jump start Christmas Camp on November 2 and 3rd. More details will be in my newsletter. If you do not receive my news letter and would like to please send me an email with Newsletter in the subject line to now head on over to the next blog Jayma Malme.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Foam Adhesive is good for...

so many things. Over at Practical Scrappers today you will find 10 great ideas for foam adhesive. I decided to use it to pop up stamped images. First I pulled out another one of these swing cards from the Cricuit Artiste Cartridge (I cannot get enough of that thing) and then I did some random stamping. The random stamping might look familiar because I was so inspired by Vicki Wizniuk's post  on random stamping last year that I pinned it and remembered that I needed to use that color scheme and try to make something as beautiful....I hope I succeeded,

I also used the Art Philosophy to cut the parts of the cards...the acorns and the label shape. I don't know about you but the one cartridge has made me use the other so much more than i ever did before. They work together like two peas in a pod.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Scrap Happenings

Greetings. I have a few shares for you today. A new sketch over at Sketch-n-Scrap and a bunch of banner fun over at Practical Scrappers.  I hope you take time to visit both blogs for tons more inspiration today!

Have a great week and do something scrapper!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Owl see a witch

I don't know why but I really love to make Halloween cards. I think it brings out the kid in me. Today over at Practical Scrappers they are scaring up some cards and layouts. Here is mine - yes another swing card. I just love those too. LOL I am becoming a little predictable. I will have to try something new in the near future.

Here is the inside of the card.

and then the little side view. Isn't that tulle ribbon so cute? I have never ever worked with it before. It was pretty fun.

Monday, October 1, 2012


I have a small child. She thinks the rules the reality she sort of does however she is not allowed in my scrapbook area without supervision and now you can see why.

When I saw this all I wanted to do was cry and stomp my feet but then I realized all you can do sometimes is just laugh. She thought her ehem "art work" was so beautiful. I was not so impressed. I was however impressed that the Copics came off of my table top.

She used 5 ruined 1 and I now keep them hidden away out of sight. I am pretty sure she knows where I keep them but out of sight out of mind I guess. Haha!!

This wonderful memory was brought you you by our newest Sketch over at Sketch-n-Scrap. I hope you can join us!

Here is a quick tip! My large title "Laugh" is actually the base of some stickers that I used here I loved the font so much so I cut around the word and got a whole new title out of it. See sometimes it pays to keep all the bits and peices...
Here is sketch #18 from Lisa

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tag your it!!

 Welcome, welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!

This month we are featuring Octobers's SOTM, which is Very Merry Christmas. This set  is a perfect set for the holidays. It will come in handy for tags, bags, gifts and anything else you can imagine. I know that you are going to just love all the projects we have to share. If you have come from Laura Petruso's Blog you are on the right path. The blog hop is a big circle, so if you are just getting here you can always start here and work your way around. So settle in grab a drink and enjoy the show...this month we have over 60 consultants hopping. 

Each and every year I tell myself I am going to make home made Christmas tags for my family. Well with this awesome set I actually did it!!! I love this stamp set. I have big plans for it in the upcoming season.

Cardstock - White Daisy
Ink: Black, Olive, Juniper, Creme Brule, Blush, Sky, Cranbery
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas
Other: Bakers Twine

Now "hop" on over to Judy Faye's blog to see what she made with the September Stamp of the Month! Don't forget this adorable stamp set Fall Favorites is only avalable until September 30th so contact your CTMH consultant to order, or shop here.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Magic Potions S Card

I have been really looking forward to today since we have our second team blog hop. My Favorite {CTMH} Things - I had so much fun the last time working coast to coast with my CTMH sisters...and brother. You should have come from Jayma's blog and after you spend some time here there will be a link at the bottom to continue on.

As you know on this hop we like to focus on some of our favorite things each month this month we are doing Fall or Halloween things. I knew that I had to share my newest obsession...the S Key on the Cricut Artist Cartridge. It cuts these super fun swing cards and they are just so fun to play with.

Here is my card. I also used the cartridge to make the flowers, the spiderweb, and the cute little bow.

and the scary spider too!! 

My youngest daughter loves to keep opening and closing this card because of the surprise spider inside since you cannot see it from the outside.

Please hop on over to Carol's Blog and see what she has to share with you today. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Christmas Countdown - Week 1 Heart 2 Heart

Hi everyone did I really just say Christmas? I is twelve weeks until Christmas so I thought it would be fun to start making some projects each week. Heart 2 Heart also thought of this awesome idea. As a matter of fact that is what today's challenge is all about. Go check it out right now!

I thought it would be some fun affordable items that you can keep on hand.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Flower Power

How about a fun card that is super cute but involves NO stamping...what? Yep there is no stamping on this card. I used a flower punch, some pattern paper, and some doodling.

Once I punched out the flowers I popped them up and put some pattern paper behind them. I felt like it needed a little more so I doodled around each flower to make them pop a little. I added some sparkle centers and some of this great new glitter ribbon and ended up with a happy fast card that is perfect for any occassion.

To see what else you can do with flower punches please go visit Practical Scrappers.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Swiping a H2H Sketch

Hi everyone, has fall happened in your neck of the woods yet? Here in Illinois we are having some fall like weather and it is making me want to make some fall cards. Today over at Heart 2 Heart they have a great sketch to try. I turned the sketch and here is what I came up with!
I also wanted to give the swiping technique a try. You just ink up your stamp and then put it down on the ink pad and swipe it, you can also learn more about that by watching this video.
I hope you like todays project...let me know if you try the sketch or the swiping I would love to see what you came up with!
Cardstock - Cocoa, Colonial White
Paper Pack - Flirty
Stamp - Harvest Happiness
Ink - New England Ivy, Cocoa, Goldrush
Other - Goldrush Brads, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hexagons + Big Cards + Photo's = oh my...

[edited: octagons...I am really having a Monday today. I really do know my shapes.]

Hi everyone sorry I have been a little MIA I have been making some more great projects and just winding down from summer. I think I have gotten into a pretty good routine so you should see me around several times a week. Yesterday was grandparents day.  Over at Heart 2 Heart this week they are talking about BIG cards...last week it was all about the mini but this week we are going big. I thought it would be fun to make a big card for Grandparents Day yesterday because we all know how BIG an impact grandma's and grandpa's have on our lives.  At Practical Scrappers they are talking Hexagons...they are all the rage. I love them you might love them it seems like everyone loves them! I was trying to figure out where I could get a pattern and cut them by hand and then I discovered that I have a hexagon shape on my potpourri cricut cartridge...have I mentioned how much I {heart} my cricut lately?

Here is my card. I decided to get out my Stella paper pack and enjoy the cooler fall like weather we have been having.

I feel like no card for a grandparent would be complete without some smiling surprise this is a photo card!

Here are my three beauties a few months ago. I feel like I can never get all of them to look and smile at the camera at the same time. 

I am really in love with the colors in this card and thought I would just give you a close up of those Mocha Gems. I also did some faux hand-stitching around the edges both inside and outside.

I hope you feel inspired this week to play with hexagons, make a BIG card, or add some photo's to your next creation. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Favorites - Easel Style

Practical Scrappers is featuring A2 cards. This is the most common card that us cardmakers make. Well go check out all the ways that you can take a spin on this basic card.

I often will come up with a card or an image that I just fall in love with. I want the recipient to be albe to display it or just make it seem a little more special. That can happen with an easel card. Easel cards are one of my favorites to make.
You just score a basic card at  5 1/2" and again at 8 1/4" From there you can attach a piece of cardstock to the bottom fold as you can see below. I also use pop dots to pop up the sentiment so that the easel part has something to lean agains.
I hope you are able to try making one soon! If you do let me know what you think.
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby
Paper Pack: Moonlight
Stamps: Fall Favorites
Ink: Black, Olive
Embelishments: Burlap, Buttons
Markers:Olive, Indian Corn Blue, Ruby, Autumn Terracotta, E57, V99, Y21

Monday, September 3, 2012

Big News in Mini Form...H2H

Hi everyone I have super happy news to share! You may have already seen this but if not - I am going to be the guest designer over at Heart 2 Heart this month! H2H is a weekly challenge that features mostly Close to my Heart products.

This week we are featuring Mini Cards. Mini cards are awesome for gift bags, you can also turn them in a tag, tuck them into a lunch, leave them under a pillow. They are fun and so versitile!

I decided to make a fun little set of 3" x 3" cards using It's Your Day which is available until the end of September.

 Isn't this set so fun? I also played with tulle ribbon for the first time ever...what? I know how can it be? I can say that it will not be the last time I play with that ribbon! I LOVE it! In fact I cannot wait to add it to some more of my projects.

Let me show you each of the cards up close...

 Well there you go. I hope you liked each card and I hope you are able to play along at H2H!

Cardstock: Black, Colonial White, Creme Brulee
Paper Pack: Moonlight
Stamps: It's Your Day
Ink: Black
Embelishments: Black Tulle Ribbon, Black Buttons, Black Waxy Flax, Colonial White Mini Brads, Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes
Other: Corner Rounder, Paper Snips, Pop Dots

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet Thing...Sketch-n-Scrap 16

Hi you have big plans this weekend? I know a few people who went camping or are going out of town. I decided to stay in this weekend and just enjoy the last weekend of "summer" - I have been trying to scrapbook and have been working on some photo's from last August. I though that was a perfect fit todays sketch.

Sketch-n-Scrap #16
Please come on over and join us.

Here is what I came up with, I love how the page all came together.

Here is a close up of the brads and the little sticker buttons.
Speaking of buttons. I added some where the cherries were and tied some bakers twine in the middle. I really like how it turned out.

This was one of my favorite paper packs when it first came out several years ago.

So go grab some of your paper stash and couple favorite photo's and join us on this wonderful sketch!