Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Just Because Friend

Made this card for a friend of mine who just loves cherry blossoms.  Found this paper in my stash and thought of her immediately and decide to make a card for her.  Found this digi stamp on pinterest.  Not sure of the original source. Image colored with CTMH colored pencils.

 Used CTMH liquid glass to make dew drops on the branches and flowers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grandkids - LOVE THEM!!

My grandson, CJ's explanation to Quinn's question" Nana, why does it always rain in June?" CJ says, "It's because God is up there watching everything and when he watches TV and the news and they say it's going to be Stormy, he makes it rain and sometimes lightening and thunder and that is what I think about that." I just love my grandbabies.

I love it when they reveal how their little minds work.  I often wonder what they are thinking and how they view the world and their surroundings?  It excites me when we get the chance to experience things in this life through their eyes.  You often get a whole new perspective on things or situations.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cool Dude

Made this card for the challenge over at Heart2Heart Challenge Blog.   Their theme for this week was So Studly.  .Check them out here and join in.  You have until the end of the month to enter any of the challenges for this month.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: free digi stamp from pinterest
Paper: Basic white card stock and paper from CTMH It's A Guy Thing paper pack
Inks: Card base colored with CTMH Bamboo Stamp Pad directly, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress INks on the edges and around the entire image square, image colored with CTMH colored pencils
Embellies: Two barn red brads from CTMH

You're a Peach

Made this card for Challenge # 253 at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Sweet Life
Paper: CTMH Olive,  Garden Green, and White Card Stock, Scraps from CTMH Discovery Paper Pack
Inks: CTMH Desert Sand ink pad, image colored with CTMH colored pencils
Embellies: Bakers twine by Paper Studio

Free Spirit

Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  I feel like I am running in circles this week.  I thought with the school year coming to a close, things would calm down a bit.  I didn't think about being at home all day with all five of my grandsons all day.  Don't get me wrong, I love them dearly, but, it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done that I would like to.

Today seems to be going much smoother.  Maybe the boys are settling in to their summer break mode and things will be easier now. I know I missed a few days of posting on here and I am running behind on meeting all the challenge deadlines I would like to meet.  However, I was able to get two cards done yesterday and so far, I have one ready for today. 

So, without further delay, here it is:

This card was made for two different challenges.  And they are:

Mojo Monday # 349

The other challenge is:

Their theme for this week is BOLD & Bright

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thinking of you

Made this card fora challenge at Less is More. The link is below and you were supposed to use the colors of your bedroom.  Mine is blue and yellow and white. 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Basket of flowers is free digi stamp from pinterest, Thinking of you sentiment is CTMH For all Occassions
Paper: Basic white card stock, blue card stock, and scrap of yellow and white polka dots
Inks: Basket and flowers colored with CTMH colored pencils
Embellies: blue flower, yellow brad and yellow cut out butterfly
Tools: CTMH corner rounder, and Fiskars 3 way corner punch 

Happy Haunting for Friday Sketch Challenge # 71

Halloween card made for challenge # 71 at Friday Sketch Challenge:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Happy Haunting for the Bat and the ghost.
Paper: CTMH Enchanted paper pack
Inks:  only used CTMH black
Embellies: CTMH Ribbon rounds fall collection , leaf brad
Tools: Cuttle bug with Skeleton Scroll embossing folder. Then sanded the raised area to reveal the white inner core.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Double Challenge Card for the 4th. of July

This card was made with 2 different challenges in mind.  I was first drawn to the balloons because of  Crafty Catz Their challenge# 234  is "Inspired by a Song". I thought of "Up, Up and Away" by the 5th Dimension. When I started to color the larger balloon, the decorations reminded me of patriotic buntings, so I thought that I would color it red, white and blue and enter it into the challenge for Simply Create Too Their challenge # 63 is "Celebrate Your Country". I included a music sheet for the song which I printed out from the internet.  Hope you like this.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH My Sunshine for the smaller balloon and a free digi stamp from pinterest
Paper: Navy Blue and Red card stock and the cloud paper is from CTMH Splendor paper pack
Inks: Ranger Stormy Skies distress marker, CTMH, red My legacy marker, CTMH Topiary Stamp pad 
and LePlume yellow marker for the smaller balloon.
Embellies: Red, white and blue ribbon  and bow
Tools: CTMH corner rounder

Whoo Misses you?

This is what the inside of the card looks like.

A card I made for my son and his girlfriend.  They were here in April to surprise me with a visit They were here and my other son and his two kids came as well.  I hadn't seen them since we moved to North Carolina about 4 1/2 years ago.  It was the best surprise a mother could have ever asked for.  Anyway, I was just think about my son and his girlfriend and wondering when he was going to pop the question to her.  Soon, I hope.  I absolutely adore her.  I was looking through my stamps for an outdoors stamp and had forgotten that I had this one.  She loves owls, so I was thinking about what I could do with this.I had some different sayings for different animals and this card is the result.  Hope you like it.

This card will be entered into the Addicted to Stamps challenge# 84.  Their theme this time around is the Outdoors.  Check them out here:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Whooo Loves You?, and CTMH Under the Stars, free frame digi stamp
Paper: Basic White Card Stock
Inks: CTMH Moonstruck sponged on for background and stamped stars with glitter jelly roll pen and used a circle to mask out the moon,  sunny yellow around the moon,  Autumn Terra cotta, for the small owl, chocolate for the larger owl, brown legacy pen for details on the owls, bamboo for the larger mushroom, with orange spots, petal for the other mushroom with yellow dots, ponderosa pine for the grass, dutch blue for the birdie, and heavenly blue watercolor pencil for the moon,

Friday, June 6, 2014

Have a Tweet Birthday

Time for a new challenge at Creative Inspirations. 
This week the challenge was this sketch:

I made this card using black card stock for the base.  I then placed a layer of aqua card stock the bird theme paper attached to it.  Each layer decreasing in its measurement to allow visual of previous layer.  The image in the middle is a Tweet Birthday Scallop Circle did stamp from Any Old Craft. I downloaded it to my Picasa program and tinted it to match the paper I was using and then printed it and cut it out.  Placed a strip of aqua cardstock across the middle and the digi stamp on top of that.  Used a teal ribbon for the bow and two aqua flowers with pearl centers on each side of the image  Hope you like it.

I must say that I am new to the world of digi stamps and I gotta tell you, I am hooked.  I still like my clear stamps and acrylic blocks but this has opened up a whole new level of crafting for me.

" Hello" ColorQ Challenge # 244

 Just a generic card to let someone know they are being thought of. This card was made for the ColorQ Challenge # 244.. 
You can click on their button on my side bar or click the link here:
The colors for this week are:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Used a few different stamps sets on this card.  All the stamps are from CTMH and they are:
Stamp set from the card kit: From Me to You
Delight in Everythin Stamp Set
Aspiration Stamp Set
Joy Forever Stamp Set
A Huge Thanks Stamp Set
Paper: Orange, white and Navy blue card stock, blue striped background paper 
Inks: CTMH Dutch Blue, Moonstruck, Olive, and Orange
Embellies: Olive embroidery thread, navy blue button CTMH blue ribbon rounds collection CTMH Just Blooms daisy, CTMH silver and blue brads  and a blue brad backer, CTMH circle tag  

Anniversary Wishes

This card was made for Color Throwdown # 295 challenge.  You can click on their button on my right side bar or you can click here to check them out:   Come join in the fun.

The colors for this week are:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Best of Times for the heart
Paper: I used CTMH Floral Tapestry Paper pack and pink card stock for the base.  The strip down the side is maroon card stock.
Inks: CTMH cranberry
Embellies: Watermelon colored brad, maroon and light pink ribbon, Happy Anniversary sticker, tag covered with decorative paper, stamped and cut out heart
Tools: Martha Stewart .punch on bottom of tag and maroon strip  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fun Friends

This card is for all my wonderful lady friends in our Women's Ministry Group ( Something Beautiful ) at Lakeside Church of God here in Denver, NC.  They are some of the most amazing women I have ever known. They are always available to lift you up, build you up, pray for you, cry with you or make you smile and laugh.  I call it an honor to include them in my circle of friends.

I am entering this card in the following challenge: Tuesday Morning Sketches # 252. You can click on their button on my right side bar or click here:

Card Recipe:

This was a very simple card to make, as I simply used everything from a Close to My Heart Paper pack and the matching Close to My heart Stickease stickers. How much easier can it get?  The paper pack I used was an oldie that I found in my stash called Boom-Di-Ada.  I am so glad that I found it.  I like the paper and the colors. The only extra thing I added was the green and white polka dot ribbon.  It matches better than the picture is showing but I can't figure out how to get the coloring right.  Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summertime... and the livin' is easy

Entering this card in two challenges.  H2H and Mojo Monday

H2H Challenge whose theme is Rhapsody in Blue.  Every Monday, there is a new challenge.  Check it out here:

Mojo Monday. Check out this site every Monday to see what the new sketch for the week is:          This is the sketch used for this week.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: CTMH Chantilly Workshop stamp set (cloud), My Sunshine stamp set (sun), Free Spirit stamp set (Summertime sentiment)
Paper: CTMH Rustic Trail
Inks: CTMH Heavenly Blue, Moonstruck and Sunny Yellow, CTMH watercolor pencils
Embellies: Clip art cut outs (Blues Guitar and Gramma in Rocking Chair), Ranger Liquid Pearls for necklace and earrings,  brown brad to allow movement of rocking chair
Tools:  CTMH corner rounder

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Barrel of Monkeys

Made this card for my husband.  He is one of the funniest people I have ever met and he always keeps me smiling.  You know the old saying" More fun than a barrel of monkeys"?  Well, most of the time, our marriage has been that way. With his sense of humor and the ability to bring it out in myself, that trait has gotten us through some of the hard times. He can see the good in any situation and we are able to look back and laugh at some of those times now. At the time, I thought the little interruptions in life were major catastrophes.  I am glad to say that I have matured since then and some of his humor has rubbed off on me, and I can look at life with a happier attitude.Hope you like it.

Entry for challenge at: Creative Corner Challenges 
The theme for this challenge is cute critters and I chose monkeys. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps; CTMH Life's A Jungle
Paper: NRN Designs (crackle with palms) on white cardstock base.
Inks: CTMH cocoa. and CTMH watercolor pencils ( fawn, goldrush and desert sand)
Embellies: CTMH ribbon rounds collection ( cocoa), barrel clipart from internet