Monday, September 30, 2013

Scandavian Blog Hop...

Welcome to another month of SOTM Goodness!!!'s October already!!!!  Is it just me or does time fly faster the older you

If you've come from Teresa's Blog, you're on the right track...and you've probably already seen how CUTE and "Christmasy" this stamp set is BUUUUUUTT I'm gonna show you!

Here's what I did with it...a standard-sized card using a couple of paper packets and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

I'm hoping from this picture you can see that the Colonial White Cardstock piece that has the ornament cut out from it is pop-dotted for dimension.  The ornament that is stamped is adhered directly to the card base.

And...once I get my NEW Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet from the CTMH Holiday Guide, these little beauties will be used to make something I'm extra excited about!  You'll have to check back in a few days to see what it is!

You can access the CCR file here...I created the file after I cut the card so it might not be exactly like this card but it's close enough.  Cut your Colonial White Cardstock piece at 5-1/2" x 2-5/8" and line it up at the very edge and top of your mat.

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's a look at the key...

Now hop on over to Haley's Blog and check out what she's done with this stamp set...I know you're gonna love it!
Products Used:
Huntington Paper Packet (Huntington Green B&T)
Sarita Paper Packet (Goldrush Polka Dot)
Colonial White Cardstock
Red Shimmer Tape
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Ruby, Topiary & Desert Sand Ink
Burlap Ribbon 
Inspiration for this card can be found {{{HERE}}}

Au Naturale with H2H....

Welcome to the 1st challenge of October at Heart 2 Heart Challenges...
This week, we are challenging you to go "Au Natural" and leaving it up to you to interpret that however you'd like!  I wanted to do something with a very basic color and what's my favorite "basic" color...KRAFT!!!!

This is a standard-sized card using Kraft Cardstock and a little bit of Huntington B&T...Keyboard Kraft Alphabet & the Cricut Artiste Collection!  I stitched the edges of the B&T and then added a button from the Surf's Up Assortment and some unraveled Burlap Ribbon (GREAT tip from fellow CTMH Consultant).  I also inked up everything with White Daisy

These feathers are cut using the Artiste Cartridge...after cutting them, I scored a line down the center, folded them a bit and inked with White Daisy Ink.

Here's a look at the key I used...Cut at 1" and another at .75"

I had so much fun making this card!!! I hope you find time to play along with us this have 'till the end of the month to link your project up.  And off your CTMH products!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Your LAUGHTER makes my heart smile...

You only have a few days left to get your hands on this SUPER CUTE stamp set trio...

You get THREE D-sized stamp sets...that's a retail value of $47.90...and you can buy them for only $10 with a qualifying order of $50 or more!

Here's a quick card I whipped up last night that will go in the mail to one of my friends...she always makes me SMILE!

--------------------------------------------------- are some detail shots and a peek at the inside!

Here's another card I made earlier in the month!

Although I haven't had a lot of time to play with this stamp set trio, you can go {{{here}}} to view the card above and join the hop to see what other Consultants did with it...there's some pretty cute stuff out there to get your creative juices flowing!

Products Used:
Black Waxy Flax (retired)
Honey Reinker (although it doesn't look like honey)
Archival Black Ink (it gives a crisper look to me) 
My Legacy Writers (ON SALE now - one of my "go-to" products!!!)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

10 Things I have a CRUSH on...

This week's Monday Listicle is "10 Things I have a Crush On"...

PERFECT prompt since one my things is all about CRUSHES!!!
  • My # 1...Numero Uno...Top of the List...CRUSH is on this man right here...

  • My #2 crush is on these little angels (and I use that term with only a hint of sarcasm) that call me "mamma"

Below are my numbers 3 - 10 in no particular order:

  • Modville Crush Book by about a CRUSH...the name itself is CRUSH BOOK and you will fall in LOVE with all the things you can do with this book (there's another book and TONS of accessories too...check it out HERE)
  • This MK bag...I want it BAD and that's saying a LOT since I don't believe in spending a whole lot of money on purses, clothes, shoes, etc.  Here's the deal though...I saw it on Pinterest, pinned it but the picture goes NOWHERE!!!  I've searched online and can't find it (insert SAD FACE here)...I guess that's God's way of telling me I don't NEED it!

  • WBU Soccer...I've been watching my baby play soccer since he was 5!!! When he picked Wayland Baptist University to go play soccer for, I was heartbroken because it's 4 hours away...not like I can just drive up on a Tuesday and watch a 2-1/2 hour game then drive back home.  Good thing WBU tries their best to have a LIVE FEED for every home at least gives me my fix!

  •  Messy hair buns...with 3 kids to get ready in the morning, sometimes that's the only thing that gets us there on time...good thing it's in style!
  • I...have...a...CRUSH...on...Fall!!!!  In West Texas, we don't really have's more like HOT and less  But I do love the smell of the air, the warm colors and the idea that my favorite holidays are approaching...Halloween, Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS!!!  Check out my FALL Pinterest's sure to get you in the mood!
  • Smiling Moose Deli!!!  I always get a "create your own salad" and I pile it on!!! My favorite is:
    • Grilled Chicken
    • Mixed Greens
    • Cucumber
    • Avacado 
    • Peas
    • Brocolli
    • Pickle
    • LOTS of Artichoke
    • a little bit of Sun Dried Tomato
    • Parmesan & Feta cheese
    • Ranch on the side
    • For here (vs. to 
  • Pandora radio...especially now that there's not a monthly limit for the FREE subscription.  I can live with the occasional commercial to save a buck or two a month!
  • Smelly socks, Legos spread out everywhere, Football practices and games, Soccer games via spotty live feed on the iPad, little ribbons and bows...all of this means that my house is full of the children I've always wanted and so many people long for.
Don't forget to come up with your own 10 things and link back to Monday Listicles!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Frosted Baby Girl...

My computer is "sick" so I have a bunch of posts that have been in 'draft mode' for quite a while so I thought I'd share them with you while I wait for my computer.

This card SCREAMS all the things I love which is the theme for this week's H2H Challenge, A Few of my Favorite Things!

Here are my FAVORITE things about this card:
  • This card is made using two paper packets, Frosted and Chantilly...if you've been a reader for a while, you know how I {{{heart}}} using multiple paper packets!  I threw in some Baby Pink cardstock (retired) as well.
  • It also has TWINE which is one of my all-time favorite's so delicate and manipulative.
  • This card has some STAMPING on'd be surprised how little stamping I do these days!!!
  • This card uses my new ALL-TIME favorite thing...CTMH ARTBOOKING CRICUT COLLECTION!!!!
The picture below shows the "girl" at an angle so you can see how painting it with Pearl Paint changed the color of the "Frosted Grey" to a girlier color...

I cut the image out of Frosted Grey and Colonial White then carefully cut out "girl" and layered on top.

here are the images I used...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Artboooking Made Easy: A+ School Layouts

Want to know what all the buzzzz is about...check out CTMH's video on Artbooking Made Easy!

10 Things I Shouldn't Know...

Playing with Monday Listicles this week...

  1. How Kimchi is made
  2. All the TMI posts from my FB friends' teenagers
  3. How many chores I can accomplish during my lunch hour
  4. What Poison Control's phone number is...from memory
  5. What you did 20 hours out of a 24-hour day (if I know then all your 1000 followers whom you've never met know as well...just kinda spooky)
  6. How many calories are in an entire can of Eagle-Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (don't
  7. What cow tongue tastes like
  8. What loving someone with cancer feels like
  9. How many days, hours, minutes, seconds since my last phone call with my 18-year old son WITHOUT him asking me for money
  10. How many more miles can I travel once my "fuel light" comes on
Want to play along?  Head over to Monday Listicles and link up!!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You are my HAPPY...

Not only is September National Stamping Month BUT it's also a month full of CTMH GOODIES!!!!

This hop is dedicated to a whopper of a deal....You will Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.

Here's a look at the stamp sets...I know, right?!?! CUTE and you get all of this for $10!!!

Now...let's get down to the FUN STUFF!

If you've come from Kathleen's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping along 'till you get back around to where you started.  If you're starting here, WELCOME!  You'll hop around 'till you get back to me!

I chose to use the 'namesake' of this stamp set trio in my card...

----------------------------Here are some close-ups...I used a little bit of Babycakes Paper Packet (can you find it?) Surf's Up Paper Packet, Surf's Up Assortment, Clear Sparkles and some retired Irresistibles

The cloud is cut using the Cricut and stamped using Distressed Backgrounds in Sky Ink
Here's a look at the inside...the card base was done with the CCR which I {{{love}}}!!! and my CTMH Artbooking Cartridge which I {{{DOUBLE love}}}!!!  ***Here's the CCR file*** but you have to have a "Box"'s FREE and well WORTH IT!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find some inspiration for your NEW STAMPS!

Now hop on over to Jody's Blog where I'm sure you'll be AMAZED by all her craftiness!!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

H2H Color Challenge...

This week at H2H we've got some CTMH colors that will challenge you to start thinking FALL!!!

Here's where I went with the challenge...

Don't forget to check out the H2H Blog an link up your projects before the end of the month!