Saturday, November 30, 2013

Special Care Blog Hop...

It's December which means, in CTMH SOTM Blog Hop terms, that it's time to show off December's SOTM which is "Special Care"!

Here's a look at the stamp set...cute, huh!?1?!  I can see lots of layouts and cards and tags and anything else your little heart desires made with this stamp set!!!

If you've come from the very talented Melissa Laverty's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back around to where you started!  If you're starting here, thanks for stopping by and here's what you do....check out all the lovely artwork by some very talented CTMH Consultants, leave a comment then hop to the next blog.  By the time you've hopped all the way around, you will have seen over 50 pieces of artwork featuring this month's SOTM.

Here's what I created with the stamp set...a card for my QT!


Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to hop on over to Mary's Blog and see what she has to share!

Monday, November 25, 2013

You are SERIOUSLY Awesome....

I can't get enough of the CCR and CTMH's Cricut Cartridges!!!!

At a Scrapbooking Retreat a few weeks ago, I had a chance to play and made this card using some retired Later Sk8r paper from CTMH which is totally inspired by this one pinned on my Cards Pinterest Board...

Here is a close-up and a peek at the inside...

This one is going to my SERIOUSLY AWESOME Freshman in college.   I think some cold hard gift cards will adorn the inside...what do you think!?!?!?!

Additional Products Used:
Kraft Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon

Thursday, November 21, 2013

You light up my life...

You only have a week and a half left to get your hands on this super cute stamp set...Illuminate.

Here's a very simple card I made using Surf's Up Paper Packet, Black Shimmer Trim and  Base & Bling Red Jewels. I found inspiration for this card {{{here}}} on my Pinterest Board.

I clear-embossed the sentiment "you light up my life"

Here's a side view...I pop-dotted the sentiment a little

Here's a better peek at the inside...using Ruby Chevron Ribbon to bring the red over to the inside of the card...

You can see some more artwork of mine {{{here}}}} and then keep on hopping through to see 50+ other Consultant's blogs and what they did with this stamp set!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Game On with H2H...

This week over at H2H, we are challenging you to use a game to inspire your project.

If you're a reader of my blog, you probably know what game I was inspired by...SOCCER!!!

This is my oldest son when he was about 15 during one of our Select Soccer games in Arlington.

here are some close-ups of my layout using Artbooking Cricut Collection and ProPlayer Paper Packet which is PERFECT for these pictures!

I pop-dotted the soccer pennant as you can kinda see here...
And here's a close-up of my baby...{{{{LOVE}}}} his smile!

You have 'till the end of the month to link up your game-inspired project...let's see what you've got!

Here's a look at the key that created it all...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Gratitude Challenge with H2H...

This week at H2H, we are challenging you to use "Gratitude" in your project.   That can be anything your little heart desires.  And...tell us why you project exudes "gratitude".

I've chosen to do a wreath using the Huntington Paper Packet.  Thanksgiving, to me, is all about being grateful for what you have. don't have to wait 'till Thanksgiving to express your gratitude, it's just a season that it becomes more apparent...we slow down and realize what we have and why we are thankful.

Here's my project...

Here's what you need...
  • 12" Styrofoam wreath
  • lots of leaves...I think I cut about 120 but only used about 85
  • straight pins
Separate your leaves into piles and score down the middle of each leaf to add dimension...start pinning from the BOTTOM left so you can overlap the leaves so the pins don't show.
Here's a close-up...

Now...get your thanking caps on and show us some gratitude projects!

You can link up over at have 'till the end of the month!

If you have the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, you can access my CCR file {{{here}}}.  If you don't want the CCR file, the leaves are cut @ 2-1/2".