Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Flipped Fun Fold

A few days ago I posted an anniversary card using the fold below.  One of the gals asked if I could show it to the group at our weekly CTMH class.  This is another card, using the same fold, that I made and taught to the group yesterday afternoon.  I rotated it 90 degrees to the right, from the original card, so I could place the sentiment where I did to hide a boo-boo.  We added a few skittles, just for fun.
CTMH has a new coral glitter tape, which some of the girls used instead of the lagoon.  Wow!  That really looked great with this Hopscotch paper.  I can't wait to get some!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #70 - Anything Always Goes 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #272 - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #149 - Birthday Wishes

Well, I must get busy.  I'm off to Olive Garden for lunch with 2 dear friends.  It's our semi-annual meet.  I can't believe we've been friends for over 40 years!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

AHSC, H2H & CTMH 7/28/15

Last evening my DH & I accompanied my son and his family to my grandson's last baseball game of the summer season.  On the way, we had a very serious discussion about what kind of store bought cookie was the best.  Oreo Sandwich Cookies was the winner.  And not all the new flavors... lemon, vanilla, birthday cake, peanut butter, mint,....  Everyone's favorite is the original chocolate Oreo sandwich cookie.  

And that was the inspiration for this card I made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #118 and also the Heart 2 Heart "Life is Good" Challenge this week.


I am also entering these challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Bingo  (I've chosen the top row: kraft, embossing & sparkle)

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #147 - Something that statrts with "b" (browns)
Inkspirational Challenge #87 - Anything Goes with Kraft 
Here are the 4 cards I made today at Joyce's CTMH card workshop.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Oh no! Another T&S Mojo!

Hard to believe it is the last Monday in July already!  
The summer is just flying by!
And, the Mojo Monday Sketch is back to a Tall & Skinny Card. 
This week I've combined the Mojo Challenge with the Color Dare Challenge at Color My Heart, 2 birds, one stone, and all that.
 I used a CTMH stamp set from the Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit
 for the center yellow panel and the heart.

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 408
Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge # 152
Amusing Challenge July - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #79 - Thinking of You 
Clear It Out Challenge - Summer Break; stash item-ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Something different

A friend of mine found some cute little lip balm holders on Pinterest, sent me a link and asked if I could make them for her roomie gifts at the CTMH Convention.  I love a good challenge and have plenty of yarn in my stash.

Not bad, with just a picture to go by, huh?  I even let this little guy pose for a photo on my new white sofa.  I haven't even removed the tags yet. 

I am entering this in the
Double Click Challenge which has a Disney/Mouse Theme.


And this little 2 Cute Ink Monster digi has been colored, fussy cut and floating around on the craft/dining room table for a while.  It was time he found a home.  With the look on his face, he made a perfect card in which to send out a couple of yummy summer recipes.  

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Hand colored image

Hope everyone enjoys a wonderful week-end!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Today is my blog's 3rd anniversary!

Hard to believe that I've been posting to this blog for 3 years.  Check out my very first post in 2012.  The pictures are so blurry.  I only had a vague idea what I was doing.  But I wanted to play in Mojo Monday, and I thought being on a DT would be lots of fun.  I'm happy to say I've achieved both of those things.  Most importantly, I've made a lot of friends.  Thanks to all of you, my 122 registered followers, the many regular readers that aren't registered, all the DT members that stop by to see my cards and the occasional guests.
I so appreciate all of the wonderful comments I've received. 
And my DH was worried I wouldn't have anything to do when I retired!

To mark the occasion, 
I decided to make an Anniversary Card.
(And I wanted to use the 2 new stamps I won from DRS Designs.)
Since I knew I was using DRS stamps, I stopped by their blog to see what the current challenge was.  As I scrolled through several of the fab posts, I came across one titled Fun Folds.   Sheila, I loved your card so much I just had to CASE it!

Today's challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #164 - In with the New 
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #124 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #193 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Build It Up
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo Challenge (from lower left to upper right diagonally:ribbon, sentiment, sparkle)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Life is a Highway

Sometimes it's clear sailing on the Highway of Life...
Card #1

And occasionally you hit a pothole. 

Card #2
Card #2 inside

Both cards use mostly all CTMH products.   I can't believe I have no vehicle stamps, other than a sleigh if that even counts as a vehicle, from CTMH.  So I've used cars from a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set and one of their sentiments stamps on the front of the second card.  I also used a Fiskars corner punch on the inside of the get well card.

Challenges for Card #2:
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Life is a Highway 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #193 - Anything Family Friendly Goes 
Inky Chicks Challenge #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment (Blue corner pieces) 
Eclectic Ellapu July Challenge - Travel (Pink Team)
Travel safely.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fundraiser Digi + CTMH Card Class 7/21/15

There are a lot of prayers being said for Debbie Lynch, (mother of Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs) who is undergoing surgery today for a rare form of cancer.  
Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.
If you'd like to know more about the fundraising effort to help with medical costs, you can read about it here.

I've used one of the special fundraiser digis, Sunny Day with Friends, to make this sweet card:

 I've been meaning to send a card to a family member who is also undergoing cancer treatments.  So here's a card, featuring a Fresh Brewed Designs digi, Latte Awareness, for her:
Challenges into which this card has been entered are:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #193 - Anything Family Friendly Goes 
Inky Chicks Challenge #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment (I've got 5 at the top and 5 more at the bottom.)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #211 - Don't get stressed, get de-stressed (Making cards is how I destress.  A nice iced coffee helps, too.)
*Praying all goes well with Debbie's surgery today.

I'm surprised we got any cards made yesterday.
Because Joyce had the NEW Close to My Heart Catalogs!
Eventually, we did get down to business and made these 4 cards.

I wish I could have 1 of everything in the new catalog!