Sunday, March 23, 2014

Die(s) Christmas

Ok I give up.... I have tried to take this picture and I am having no luck!!
I think I might need a brighter light.  The card is solid white and looks lovely in RL
anyhow... I am trying to keep the Christmas cards going all year so I don't have a ton to make in November and December. Any how here is one that I made today
and a close up
the items that I used for the card
Nestabilities - big scalloped circles
Memory box - pine trio and outline
Die Versions - Merry Christmas
Challenges that inspired me:

Neon birthday wishes

Hey everyone...
I am slowly depleting my birthday cards so it is time to get busy with some more.
Of course my card is inspired by many challenges which are noted below
I used CTMH stamp "Perfect fit - birthday", American craft cupcake and Hero arts NEON inks..
I am loving the NEON... reminds me of the 80's
and as promised the challenges that inspired me:

PIO-pretty hair

Good morning everyone..
I am more than likely still in bed!!  And my hair will look like my inspiration card below.
I hope that you take some time out for some crafty fun and join us at Pile it on! Our challenge this week is:
Pretty Hair
So mine might not be that pretty at the moment but it will get better - lol 
the stamp I used is from Your Next Stamp - its an oldie but goodie
below are some close ups
And of course it would be Pile it on with out challenges entered:

LMCB - Use those Scraps!

Hey everyone!  
lasting memories has another great challenge for you!
"Scraps, Scraps, Everywhere Scraps: Use those scraps of pattern paper"
now who can resist a challenge like that!!
I am sure that the bulk of you are like me and have half pages and little bits of pieces of paper everywhere!
So this week use them up!
Here is my inspiration piece for you

I used a ton of Lily Bee papers and embellishments and even my left over tabs from all my CTMH paper packs.  Below I have a couple of close ups for you. 
the flower below I misted with Mr Huey ink to get the red on the cardboard
And of course the other challenges that inspired me:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hop sunshine and warm breezes!

Hey everyone I have joined a hop this month!   
CTMH has given me an up-line instead of reporting to corporate... I actually have an active up-line!  
This is the first time since joining and I am so excited to be a part of her team!  We have already had an online meeting and she is so supportive!!  
This hope is featuring sunshine and warm breezes!   I am super excited for spring to get here... so tired of the snow!!  When I think of spring and warm breezes I think of EASTER so I had to make an Easter card for this hop and I also made this card for yesterdays card class - everyone loved it!
Products used:
CTMH Ink - Pear, Cotton Candy

here is the blog hop line up... hope you enjoy it!!

This is Me - Kimberly Clark
Go here next - Michelle Hughes 

and of course it wouldn't be me with out challenges from other blogs to inspire me.. 

Life is good-CAS

Hey everyone
Made a quick card tonight while on a meeting with my new up-line from close to my heart.   So excited to be under her!   I have not had an active up-line at all and now I am getting support and great ideas to keep my business going!  So excited anyhow back to my card I made...
I used close to my heart stamp, ink and paper - hope you like it
Challenges that inspired me:

My first box card!

I admit... I am a total creeper of Pinterest and the challenge blogs out there!
I have noticed everyone doing box cards and of course I had to give it a try - they looked hard to do... but really they weren't' that hard!  So for my card class last night we made one!!!
here it is...
isn't it simply adorable!!  
made with the Wild wonders stamp set from CTMH and Babycakes paper pack
here is the card closed to go into an envelope
and a side shot!  super easy... if you would like the measurement I used please leave a comment below
Here are the other challenges that inspired me:

Cas fluttering by

Hey everyone... 
I love my CAS cards and CTMH products!!
this card was made with CTMH stamp - A Tree
I used heat embossing for the tree.  Isn't it adorable!

And the challenges that inspired me.. 

Sketch n' die

Hey everyone..
Sketch N Die has a new sketch for you this week!
and here is my inspiration

I masked spellbinders nestabilities large circle to create a how it turned out!!
The sentiment is from CTMH Stamps and the ink I used is New England Ivy and Olive
I used my cricut with my ctmh art philosophy card for the circle in the badge
of course... I was inspired by the following challenges:
cards in envy - think green (one layer with a bit of pop)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

LMCB-bring on the flowers

Good Morning everyone...
every day I look outside to see if there is still snow... 
So tired of the snow... dreaming now of the spring flowers!!
maybe the challenge going on a lasting memories will get us out of the winter blues...
challenge is:
and here is my inspiration for you  - Of course i am still working on my daughters Cuba Trip..
Wish I could have gone... but who wants their mother tagging along!!! lol 
and some close ups
I used Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle and double dot papers and left over alphabets
(boy am I ever stretching out these scraps)
CTMH Chevron embossing folder - I have to say WOW love them!!
I have always loved the quote from dr. seuss - oh the places you will go!!!
and the challenges that also inspired me...

PIO - Easter Joys

hey everyone!!
This week at Pile It On! we're looking for projects following the theme 
"Easter Joys"

Our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs, and they offering a prize of 2 digi stamps of the winner's choice!

and here is my inspiration for you...
I seriously love this cute little image!!
For the sentiment tag I used my CTMH Cricut artiste with the Holiday Tags and Hoppy Easter stamp sets.
The ink is cotton candy and black
I scrounged around in to bins to find the perfect papers (green one - we  r memory keepers "cotton tail"  the little pink one.. I don't remember where it came from but it has little chickens under the green... lol) 
I used crystal stickles to add some bling on the dress, and of course my copics to colour
here are some close ups

I hope that you take the time to join us this week! 
Can't wait to see what you come up with - of course the other challenges that inspired me:
papersweeties inspiration17 Gratitude   TSTR #208

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lmcb- alpha wars!

Hey everyone...
Lasting memories has a new challenge up for you this week -
Alpha Wars!!
what is that you say...
well you need to have at lest two different fonts on you Lo, and because Claire loves you so much... she is even putting up the prize this month - check out what you can win!
cool right... too bad I can't
anyhow here is my inspiration for you 

I am still working on Sarah's Cuba trip album
the items that I used
Bo Bunny Stamps Ad Lib
Bo Bunny papers - double dot and zippy dee dooda 
here are some close ups

and of course the challenges that also inspired me... seriously what would I do with out you all

Saturday, March 1, 2014

animal antics with crafty calendar!

hey everyone
Crafty Calendar has a new challenge for you this month!!
Animal Antics!
We have a amazing new sponsor this month...

and my inspiration for you..
If you follow me you will know that I am using up the last of my papers that I used for Zoe's book
oh of course I have other challenges that inspired me... but I hope you pop by Crafty Calendar to join us