Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CTMH Card Class 6/18/13 and Summertime Fun

We made 5 great cards at Joyce's CTMH Class yesterday.  
For first card we used the Close to my Heart Set Home of the Brave.  It is part of a current patriotic special featuring the 3 sets pictured below.  CTMH will donate a portion of each sale to either the USO in the United States or the Canadian Hero Fund.

The remaining 4 cards featured the current stamp of the month set only available in June.

And here is the summertime card I made today  
(instead of vacuuming my downstairs, which I can just as easily do tomorrow.... or not) 
I'm also entering it in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - Here Comes Summer
Cards in Envy Challenge - Stitched Up - Real or Faux
The Perfect Sentiment #84 - Sun and Sand
Deep Ocean Challenge #54 - Welcome Summer
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Stitching (I got that rub on stitching at a thrift shop ages ago and just found it in the bottom of a drawer.)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Hot Hot Hot
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #82 - Fun in the Sun
ABC Challenge #33 - Summer 
Craft-Dee Bows June Challenge - Celebrate Summer 
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #176 - Summer
Love to Create Challenge #70 - Paper Piecing  (so easy to do with digis, just print a second time on DP like I did with Harriet's polka dot dress)
Stamp and Create June Challenge - Summer Fun
There She Goes Challenge #212 - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge  - Theme-Paper Piecing, Stash Item-Scrap Paper (these papers were all leftovers given to me by other crafters.  I never turn down anything  ' that might look good on a card ' .
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Celebrate Summer Sunshine
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #44 - Lazy Days of Summer 
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - For the Girls
Word Play Saturday June Challenge - Summertime
One Crazy Stamper June Challenge - Summer Fun


  1. You've really been busy. Great job on all of your cards. I especially love the one for our challenge over at the Clear It Out Challenge blog! Thanks for joining us. Good luck!

  2. Very cute summer card especially the little bow in her hair. Thanks for joining th Craft-Dee BowZ June challenge!

  3. These are all absolutely stunning, and I especially love your last card, such a sweet image!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my summertime wordplay saturday challenge at my creative moments.

  4. I love them all, hard to pick a favorite. Nice layering and dimension. I like the fireworks in the background of the first card.

  5. A sweet Summer card - will have to bag that image myself! Thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

  6. Love all your cards! The one for the Cards in Envy challenge is adorable! The image is really cute and the summer colors are fabulous plus love your stitching! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Congratulations!!
    Check out Clearly iStamp Blog!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT

  8. I'm here from Cards In Envy and love the card you submitted for our challenge. Great summer colors and lots of texture and depth without too much bulk. All of the cards you posted today are very nice! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Such a cute summer card. Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles.

  10. great card - Harriet's looking good! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

  11. Very cute summer card and such pretty colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu :)

  12. Awww! This is so cute! I love the way you colored little Harriet! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along again soon!

  13. All of your cards are cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  14. All your cards are great! Such talent! Love the stitching on the last card. Those banners are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  15. you did a great job on all of your cards....Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  16. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz xx

  17. Awesome set of card! Truly love the paper-piecing of the adorable girls outfit! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  18. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create and Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  19. This is lovely, the bright colours are perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  20. Gorgeous array of cards, beautiful colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!

  21. Fabulous cards - love the bunting on the last one!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  22. A lovely summery card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  23. Awesome creation, love your color choices and great work using the Freebie image. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  24. way to go on the cards!!! Wonderful job!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!

  25. Great cards, thanks for playing along with Cards in Envy.

  26. Awesome card thanks for joining us @ CIO hope you stop by and play with us again <((>< LYNN B.

  27. Your image is so cute and I just love the beach scene. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

  28. Adorable! Love that cutie image!


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