It's Show Time!

I'll be helping my CTMH friends, Joyce and Betty, at 3 stamping shows this fall. Look for me at the Make & Take table.

York Oct 10, 11
Edison, NJ Nov 7, 8

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Busy Week-end Coming Up

This week-end is the Heirloom's York (Pennsylvania) Rubber Stamps & Paper Arts Festival.  Once again, I'll be helping my CTMH friends, Joyce Houck and Betty Locco, set up their booth, teach Make & Takes, and then tear the booth back down.  It will be a tiring 3 days, beginning tomorrow, which is why I am posting a second card today.  

Yesterday was our monthly Red Hat luncheon and one of the gals will be having some pretty major surgery soon.  I've made this card for her following the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Sketch
The CAS design of this sketch is great.  I pulled out 3 different CTMH stamp sets for the stamping.  Of course, the hat is fussy cut and paper pieced. I used a CTMH embossing folder for the embossed, debossed banners.  And the red and purple circles were die cut using my new La La Land stitched circle dies. 

This card will be entered in the ....
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Sketch (see above) 
Scrapy Land Challenge  #27 - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #282 - Always Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Monochrome or Colour and Why (I prefer color because with the right combinations it can really make your card and images pop.)
Allsorts Challenge Week 331- Nature (I've used a real feather, how natural is that?)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
If you are near York, PA, stop by the show and say "HI!". 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This week's sketch had me puzzled.  Usually something pops into my head.  This week, nothing.  Finally, I just took the package of  CTMH Sparkle and Shine I've been working with and started pulling out scraps to fit the sketch.  Thank heavens for those double sided coordinated papers.  After that, all that was left to do was add an image and I love this Santa.  Now, that wasn't so hard.
(I also used gems, loose glitter, faux stitching, paper piecing, punches, and a brand new embossing folder.)
I am entering this in the following:
 A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #7 - Winter or Christmas
Pile It On Challenge #89 - Recipe 1,2,3
(I've used 1 Santa image, 2 punched circles and 3 ruby gems.)

And another Christmas card bites the dust!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trick or Treat?

Here's a relatively simple Halloween card that will probably go in next year's box for Send a Smile 4 Kids, since I don't send Halloween cards myself.  

In the meantime, I am entering it in these challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge - Halloween (I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the black circular overlay.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Color Dare goes solo this week.

Usually I try to combine the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge with one of the other CTMH challenges I play.  This week I didn't.  The colors for this challenge are bright and cheerful, and I decided to make a birthday card.   I thought the CAS design and lack of ribbons and bling would make this a good card for boy's birthday. 

(I extended the colors and stamps to the inside of the card and added a few stars to the back, also.)
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Wheels  (I'm hoping a pinwheel counts!)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #80 - Always Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion Challenge # 280 - Always Anything Goes

Here's another similar card I made while I had the pinwheel stamps and inks out on the table.  There are quite a few birthdays in our family that fall on the week between Christmas and New Year's, so I thought this color scheme appropriate (and I like it).

That's today's post.  Have a good one!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Baby Shower Gift & Mojo Monday

Yesterday I went to a baby shower.  There hasn't been a baby shower in the family for some time.  It's always fun to see the adorable little outfits that they didn't even have for kids under 2 back when mine were born.   Remember the baby swings that weren't battery operated and you had to wind them up?  My daughter would be peacefully asleep, the swing would stop, she'd start to fuss, I'd rewind the swing, which made an absolutely awful noise, her eyes would pop open, her arms would go straight out in the air, startled nearly to death, and then she'd peacefully go back to sleep (most times). There were no wind up swings at yesterday's shower, but at least 1 of every other conceivable baby item on the market.  And Mom-to-be will never have to buy another baby gift bag for the rest of her life!

Here's what I made for the little one, a girl, expected in early December.

I made 2 hats, one newborn size, and one a bit bigger and a very soft baby blanket to match.  (Well, actually, I made a blanket and 2 hats to match because I had extra yarn.)

Now, let's move on to this week's card for the
 Mojo Monday Sketch Contest # 418.
 I used a CTMH stamp on the card and cut the 3 snowflakes using the new CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.

Additional challenges I am entering include: 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #103 - Words as the focal point
Pile It On Challenge #89 - Recipe 1,2,3 (1 sentiment, 2 bows, 3 snowflakes) 
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #30 - Christmas with a Ribbon
Aud Sentiments Challenge #141 - Christmas + a sentiment 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

"Pick Your Pal" World Card Making Day Challenge

Deedee has a fun challenge called "Pick Your Pal" going in honor of World Card Making Day.  You get to pick your digi prize based on the Tic Tac Toe Board.  
  I've used one of Deedee's Digi Sets called Sunshine and Smiles for my card.  I will be mailing this tomorrow (no mail today) to a friend who just went to a nursing home.
 (small sentiment stamp is CTMH)

 Here's the Tic Tac Toe Board:

My intention was to follow Line #7 because I love Oscar Stocking Pal.  But, I believe I have managed to include everything on the board.  Is that a blackout?

Today I am going to a baby shower. Tomorrow, when I post my Mojo Monday card, I'll show you the gift I made.  I love making baby gifts.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Plans Cancelled

Our plans for today were cancelled.  Suddenly, I found myself with nothing in particular to do.  Since it is World Card Making Day, it is only fitting that I use this time to make a few cards for the WCMD challenges.  Besides, I received a package of gorgeous ribbons from Crafty Ribbons yesterday and I am itching to use some of them.

Owl about a Halloween card?
TLC Creations has very generously supplied a great owl digi to use in their WCMD event.  

Challenges owl enter with this card:
Creative Corner Challenge - Boo! Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #39 - Things with Wings  (owls and bats)
Mod Squad Challenge - Things with Wings