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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hippity Hop time

Yep its already September, cooler temps and time to lay back and relax. Well this super cool set will set the mood for fall and with fall comes halloween. This months stamp of the month set THRILLER is a Halloween theme PERFECT!! This means the blog hop will be loaded with inspiration. You should have arrived here from Haleys blog

Now hop on over to Pamelas blog

Hooligans designer paper by CTMH
3x3 card All In A Row taken from Originals
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Match book card taken form Wishes
Bling,button,brad and ribbon by CTMH

Monday, August 30, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge day

Welcome its monday and you know what that means? Its H2H challenge day and todays challenge is fancy folds. Come on ladies lets see what youve got!!! I dare you!!!

Create something with a fancy fold, it could be a card, a layout or some other FABULOUS creation. When your done with all your fabulousness, visit Heart 2 Heart challenge blog and post a link to your fabulous creation! Tell your friends about this and share the FUN!

I reached into my archives and found this fold, isnt it to die for?

Visitors meet my card....

I am liking those butterflys!! I stamped them twice and glued them together and then bent the wings. I used B/T papers on two of the folds. I stamped a polka dot on the front and added a scallop trim on the first two folds. I inked the edges of each fold. I didnt think the card needed any embellishments as it stood out on its own. I reach for this stamp set a awful lot, but its so perfect for so many things. I cant say enough about the script that comes along with it!

Embrace life stamp set by CTMH
Twitterpated designer papers by CTMH

Visit the girls to see their FABULOUS creations..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The ultimate collection

My youngest son is a Marvel comic collector, comic books and action figures. I have been shopping for these guys for years, every birthday, Christmas and some just because days. I am the kinda mother that will hit every available store to find them, from 2 wal marts, to Kmart, to two Targets. Sometimes its a piece of cake and other times not. These guys are popular. The comics are a little easier, we have a great comic book store in town.He has some awesome custom framed posters in his room too. Anywhoo I told Kam if he set them all up on the table I would take some shots of them. Then long after I took these pics (probably 2 yrs ago) I ran across this clear set at Michaels, it was perfect!! Click the photos to get a close look.

Just to let you know its smoking hot here in my town, 107 degrees.

Here you have it....

I embossed every image that was popped off the page. I random stamped my white cardstock and alternated the colors.

Stamp set by Recollections
Chipboard letters and cardstock by CTMH

Monday, August 23, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge day

Happy Monday to you! I hope your joining in on the FUN. This weeks challenge requires you to sew on your creation!! I cant wait to see what every one comes up with.

To participate create something, a card, a layout, or a alterable item and sew on it faux sewing is okay too. Take a picture or scan your item, then visit H2H to post a link to Mr Linky by 10 PM Sunday. Your creation can win you a spot in the Friday Favorite Five!!!

Meet my card.....

This stamp set is one of my favorites! I combined it with designer papers from the way cute Zippidee paper pack, a perfect match!! I cut each star out and popped it off the card. The red star has prisma glitter on it, the blue star has some bling on it. I sewed on the cranberry cs and the colonial white cs. I did a little stitching on the sentiment and upper right corner. There you have it folks!

Check out the rest of the team!







Shining Star stamp set by CTMH
Zippidee designer paper by CTMH

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge day

This challenge was a challenge. Our project had to be a school theme. I only have ONE school related stamp set and its retired, I actually have never used it. So I had to think outside the box, I knew I didnt want to use primary colors. Primary colors are popular for school themes. I deceided to gear my card for the teacher. That made it easy to pick colors. I knew the notebook paper pack would be just right and girly too! It after all has a stationary theme! Join the fun by creating something with a school theme, then visit H2H challenge blog and leave a link to your master piece. You could be a chosen FRIDAY FIVE, thats something to brag about! Deadline is Sunday at 10 PM.

Notebook desinger paper pack by CTMH
Notice the details stamp set by CTMH
Tiny Typewriter alphabet set by CTMH
Bitty brads, paper flowers, bling, and cardstock by CTMH
Ribbon by Joanns

Visit the rest of the team to see what they have been up too!







Friday, August 13, 2010

What a week

The first week of school is over, I think we have 175 days to go. I know why am I thinking of the end of the school year. The week has been long and my body is worn out from rising at 5:00 AM. I cant wait to sleep in tomorrow and wake up when the sun is up!

Check out my layout, isn't it SWEET? I am so loving how it turned out, I stitched all over this baby! This my son who every once in a while doesn't want to be bothered with his camera toteing, picture taking mama! I messed up my watermark and don't know how to fix it and didn't want to wait until tomorrow to take another picture so here it is.

I found the inexspensive argyle paper at Joannes who knows how long ago, it screamed masculine to me. I rounded the corners and doubled stitched around it in grey thread.I paired it with some Grey wool cs, I don't use enough grey. Its another nuetral to me, goes with almost everything.I stitched on it also with grey thread. I added a piece of crystal blue cs and stitched on it also. I even stitched on the picture. I added a hidden tag that can you guess I stitched on and added a piece of cool grey & white stripe ribbon to it. Last I took some chipboard letters and stamped a argyle background on it, I also stamped some paper tabs in argyle background and added them to the layout.

There you have it folks, so glad I started scrappin again:)

Off to bed, see ya soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge day

Thats right and its a scketch! I hope your joining in on the fun, challenges are so fun,inspiring and motivating. If you have lost your mojo (which we all do from time to time)dont feel alone, joining challenges can help kick you into gear, get those wheels turning.

I invite you to take the sketch get inspired and make a card or layout. Visit the Heart2Heart challenge blog and post a link to your card in Mr Linky by 10PM Sunday for a chance to be a Friday Five!! I hope to see you there!

I used the cute Treetops stamp set. I started out with my chocolate card base, layering a piece of sweetleaf cs, I then added some punched circles and layered a strip of chocolate cs on top. I stitched around the entire card. I stamped and cut out my images twice from the stamp set, using the second cut out image to pop them off the first image. I glued them to scallop circles I cut out with my Spellbinders dies. I added a thank you sentiment to finish off the card.

Stop by and check out the rest of the team!!


Treetops stamp set by CTMH
Sentiment from Thank You set by CTMH
Cardstock and inks by CTMH
Spellbinders scallop circle die

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Something Splendid

Hello there!!!

Its back to school weekend here, that means school shopping. It was really painless and quick YEAH! I only shopped with one son, the other son learned that you don't get new clothes to start college. Let me tell you he has plenty, but little brother has outgrown most of what he has, shoes, and most of his pants. Kam has hit a serious growth spurt his shoe size is now a 11 and he is taller than me and his big brother (which he loves to point out, often). Tomorrow marks the first day of school for my youngest who will officially be a SENIOR!! That's right I am on the last one here people and I cant tell you how excited I am. I would say that's something splendid! This also means back to work for me, that brings a new adventure in itself as I am assigned a new student to work with exclusively.

Check out the simple beauty of a card I have today.

I used the August stamp of the month, which I stamped on a stitched piece of colonial white cardstock, layered on a piece of Tulip cardstock, layered on a pice of Sweet Leaf cardstock and finally layered on a Chocolate card base. I stamped the sentiment below the flower,adding two pieces of red ribbon, I didnt think it needed much more than that.

Something Slendid stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock by CTMH
Ribbon by offray

Have a blessed week I AM !!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge day

Today is Heart 2 Heart challenge day and today we start with a new design team! I am part of that team!!

Today's challenge is to create a TAG, it can be incorporated into your card or layout. Or it can just be a tag all by its self. Visit the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog to add a link to your creation on Mr Linky by 10 PM EST. You may be a chosen Friday Five or win a FABULOUS prize. Our prize sponsor is Lori Miller.

I invite you to join us in this challenge. Hey who dosen't like a tag, I know I do!!

Now stop by and visit each team member to see what they have to share!!







Splendor designer paper pack by CTMH
Friendship Flowers stamp set by CTMH
Autumn & Winter buttons by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My exciting news

Okay click here to read my EXCITING NEWS

I am at a point in my life where I don't like to have my picture taken,I know several women who don't like their picture taken anymore. I didnt think it would ever be me. I had to set up my tripod and take that picture myself. My dog was quite puzzled but he stuck around I am sure to laugh at me in silence while I took too many pictures trying to adjust the lighting and find the right place to sit.

Heres a layout I did using a pattern from the IMAGINE pattern book. If you dont have it ya Gotta get it, your gonna LOVE IT!! I sewed on my layout using my handy dandy Pixie sewing machine. Pixies can now be found at Big Lots for $30. You can click the picture to get a closer look.

Cardstock by Bazzil
Pattern paper by American Crafts
Thickers by American Crafts
Tags, ribbon and twine misc
Whimsy alphabet stamps by CTMH