September 28, 2012

A Daisy Birthday

Hello everyone, bot I am on a roll posting on my blog!
I have a birthday card to share with you today that I made following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, I like to play along when I can they have some great sketches and an awesome design team.
The paper was a single sheet I recently bought at Michael's, I loved the colors in it.  I framed the center square with black glitter paper to make the yellow stand out.  I used a couple different Cuttlebug folders and then added some MS daisy flowers I had.  The center happy birthday I stamped and heat embossed with black sparkle using a Stampin Up stamp and that is pretty much it.  

Thanks for stopping by, as always I love to read your comments and appreciate each one of them.

Challenges for this card
Mojo Monday sketch  ends  9/30
Make it Monday Always anything goes  ends  9/30 
The Stamping Boutique  Embossing  ends 9/30
Simon Says Stamp  Anything goes   ends 10/1
DYSU  Scallops   ends 10/2
Fab n Funky  Beginning with F   ends  10/2

September 27, 2012

Flirty Paper Birthday

Hi everyone, I have a bright flower card to share with you today.
This card was made using the papers in the new CTMH Flirty Paper Pack,
plus it follows a sketch challenge I am hosting this week on the Cricut message board.  We would love to have you join us click HERE to check it out you have till Tuesday 10/2 to play along.
 I love the colors in this paper, and of course I like anything that has flowers on it.
  The goldrush border was also cut using Artiste cartridge, then I stamped the happy birthday one word at a time.  Both words are on the same stamp, it is one that comes in the Art Philosophy bundle, but I bent the word I didn't want around the edge of the acrylic block and inked the word I wanted to stamp.  Hope this makes sense ha ha.

The flower and leaves are cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge, I cut it out of the Flirty Raspberry colored paper that comes in the pack, then spritzed it with some Glimmer Mist to give it a bit of glimmer.   I also used my embossing tool to add some lines to the leaves to give them some dimension.   The center of the flower is a pearl brad.
There is also a set of  CTMH stamps Love Blooms that match this paper, I think they will be on my next order.
It is a two step stamp set so you can make your flowers look like they are layered, or to put the dimension on them with a different color.

Thanks for stopping by today, I always enjoy reading your comments.

September 25, 2012

No Spring Chicken.

Hi everyone thanks for stopping by.
I am so excited to share this card with you today, I think it came out so cute.
A while ago a bought this set of stamps from Mark's Finest I just had to have it as the sayings were funny and I kind of like chickens.
I printed the red checked paper using my Imagine and the Kate's Kitchen cartridge.  I kind of had to settle for this, I spent hours going through my huge paper stash and could you believe I did not have one piece of paper with a chicken on it!  
On a recent shopping trip :) I picked up this Cuttlebug folder that is chicken wire so that worked out perfect even better than chicken paper I think.  I took a piece of the clam shell packing from a Cricut cartridge and ran it through the Cuttlebug, then I rubbed silver ink over the embossed plastic but it did not dry too well on the plastic, but that's OK you can still see the embossing against the white background.  I stamped the two chickens on the white paper before I put down the chicken wire.
Here is a closer look at the chickens and the embossed plastic.  The piece of barbed wire border I cut using the Old West cartridge, then added some score lines.

Now in order to get the full effect of this you need to see the inside stamp.
Isn't that cute?  I hope the recipient doesn't get offended, I don't think so she has a pretty good sense of humor.

Well thanks for stopping by and I always love to read you comments and appreciate each one of them.

Challenges for this card
Love to Create  Anything goes   ends - 9/30
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 9/30

You Did It!

Hi, everyone hope you are having a fabulous week so far.
I have a card to share with you today that I made for my Grandson that is in the Navy attending his schooling to become a Sonar Tech on a submarine.  The schooling is pretty intense and has several phases, well he finally finished all the required classes he need before he could start his A School which is the specific schooling for his job.  He did very well in his class so I wanted to encourage him to keep up the good work.
The papers are all from the K&Company Americana stack, with two grandsons in the Navy this paper stack has come in handy.  

The center circle was cut using the Wild Card cartridge, I love the uneven circle.  The dark blue I Cuttlebugged with a striped folder and the center white I used the stars folder.  The "You Did It" is also cut from Wild Card.
The large star on the upper left hand side is actually just a circle I cut from one of the sheets in the paper stack.
 The sticker is an epoxy sticker I had on hand and I thought it worked perfectly here.  I am constantly on the hunt for Navy related things.
I stamped the inside with this Rubbernecker  stamp.  My grandson is very determined to finish with a very high score in his A School so that he has a better chance of picking the sub he would like to serve on, it is not a guarantee but you have a better chance if you score high in your class.  I thought this stamp would encourage to keep trying and studying hard.

Just a little FYI, both of the grandsons are Sonar Techs, the first one already finished his schooling the beginning of this year, but is still waiting to go on that first underway.

Well thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments.

I will enter this in the challenge at
My Sheris Crafts  Family (I made this for my Navy grandson)  ends 9/27
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  9/29

September 24, 2012

Cowboy Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone, boy sometimes it seems hard to find time to put up a blog post.  Thanks for sticking with me a visiting when you can.
Today is my BFF's husbands birthday, he always dresses toward the cowboy style so when I got this Dakota paper pack from CTMH, I knew it would be perfect to make him a birthday card with.
Both the paisley print and the striped paper are from the Dakota paper pack.  
The pocket I cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge, it was cut using plain white card stock, then I sprayed it with Cornflower Blue Walnut Ink by Tsukineko.
I love this stuff because not only does it give your paper color it also adds kind of a textured look and feel to it.  I added a few rivets to the corners then stamped the sentiment with a stamp from Mark's Finest stamps, while you are there take a look around they have a lot of fabulous stamps.
The pocket watch was cut from the Sophisticated cartridge.  I layered all the pieces then covered the "face" of the watch with Liquid Glass.  
I guess I forgot to take a picture of the inside :/ but it was simple using the same papers from the outside and I stamped it with a stamp that said
"Party till the Cows come home"
Well thanks for stopping by today and you still have a week left to take advantage of National Stamping month at CTMH, if you spend $35 you will get a double stamp set for just $5.  

I am also running a special that you still have time to get in on, till September 30th if you order either the Art Philosophy cartridge or the Artiste cartridge from my CTMH website HERE, I will send you a FREE one C size stamp set of your choice and a $9.95 paper pack of your choice.  Just email me with your choices after you place the order.  Both of these are fabulous cartridges and each comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and chipboard cuts that match the stamps. 

September 19, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Hi, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.
I have a card to share with you today I made using my Silhouette Cameo and Sizzix  pens.  The design is a Samantha Walker Design, I am pretty new the Cameo world so I am just learning about all the awesome cuts and designs out there that I can use with my Cameo. 
This image was designed to be cut out of vinyl for a wall hanging.  Because of it's intricate design you can not cut it too small or from paper, however I liked it so much and wanted to use it on a card so I used my Cameo and my Sizzix pens to draw it.  Then using my Cameo I cut the shape around the dress form.  The Silhouette Design Studio makes it very easy to achieve something like this. The pink papers were all printed using my Cricut Imagine.   The large green scalloped oval and the other ovals I cut using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  You see my Cricut and my Cameo get along very well. :)
Here is a closer look at the image, there is one small are where the ink bled a bit but I think that is because the pen had to make so many turns on that spot.  I drew it a few times and that spot always came out like that.  
I am not sure yet how I will use this card, but possibly something like "celebrate your birthday in style" I am open for suggestions so let me hear what ya got!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my card.  I would love to hear what you think.

September 13, 2012

Sending you Birthday Wishes

Hi, I am so glad you stopped by my blog today.
I have a simple birthday card to share with you today using the papers from the Florentine Paper pack, love the papers in this pack and the color palette. 
The borders and the flowers are from the Florentine coordinating sticker pack 
My Stickease Florentine. CTMH stickease stickers make it very easy to embellish your project.  The flowers I added a plastic round sticker called rain drops that I got off a clearance rack a long time ago.
The swirl I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, from one of the papers in the Florentine Pack, then covered it with Liquid Glass.
I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps in the Card Chatter - Birthday set, this is a great set to have if you make birthday cards.
The inside I finished off very simply by using some more of the stickers and the stamp that goes with the one from the front of the card.  The Card Chatter - Birthday set gives you sentiments for both the outside and inside of your card.
I hope you like my card and am inspired by it, CTMH paper packs and stickease make it so easy to put a card together.

Don't forget you still have time to get in one the great deal for National Stamping Month, with any $35 or more order you get this double stamp set for just $5.  Also if your order is $50 or more you can get this cute Stamp of the month set.

I am also running a special that you still have time to get in on, till September 30th if you order either the Art Philosophy cartridge or the Artiste cartridge from my CTMH website HERE, I will send you a FREE one C size stamp set of your choice and a $9.95 paper pack of your choice.  Just email me with your choices after you place the order.  Both of these are fabulous cartridges and each comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and chipboard cuts that match the stamps. 

September 7, 2012

Maine is Amazing!

If you read my blog regularly you know that I just got back from a trip to Maine and New Hampshire to see my grandsons in the Navy.  One is stationed in Portsmouth, NH while his submarine is in dry dock being updated/repaired.  He is married and has a 19 month old daughter Emma, our great-granddaughter. The other is in Groton, CT attending his submarine training school.  
Our trip was perfect and one of the things that made it so fabulous was the vacation home we rented for the week.  It was nice to have that house to just relax and hang out and visit with the kids.  Miss Emma loved it and got to run around outside in the yard, I will share more of our vacation pictures later.
Here is the night we first got there and we gave her the little mini-album I made for her.

Now back to the card I have to share with you today.  I was so happy with the agency that rented us the house and the house itself I wanted to send them a thank you card.
I had bought this K&Company paper a while knowing that we would be going to the East coast and loved the patterns in the pack.  The banner is cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and so are the letter for the word Maine.  I liked this banner cut because it already had the holes in the top to string the cord through.
The label is a Spellbinder and stamped with one of the CTMH stamp of the month sets, I believe it may have been the May set.
The starfish is a K&Company sticker that matches the paper pack.
I did the inside simply so that I could write a note and tell them how much we enjoyed our stay.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to get a post up soon with some pictures of our trip.

September 2, 2012

A day filled with Love

Hello everyone, we are back from our vacation visiting the grandkids on the East coast.  It was awesome, we had such a great time, will write up a post about it with pictures when I get them all into the computer.

I have a card to share with you that I made before we left but did not have time to set up a post.  
I think it came out so pretty, all the papers are I used are from CTMH Roxie paper pack.  I love love the plaid paper and the colors in it, unfortunately this paper pack has been discontinued. 
The heart was cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, then stamped using of the stamps from one of the sets that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment is also in that same set of stamps.
I tied a metal heart charm to a piece of ribbon and hung it across the bottom of the card.  Just a rather simple card I thought I would share with you today.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, I love to read your comments and if you like what you see on my blog I would love to have you as a follower.