Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #405 with Fred She Said Stamps

Tuesday Throwdown is a sketch challenge this week, 
one of my favorite types of challenge.
And our sponsor is Fred She Said, another of my favorites.  
They very generously gave everyone on the design team one of their digi stamps for our projects this week.  I chose the Kitty & the Ornament digital stamp.  It comes colored and uncolored and with or without a bow.  
For my first card I used the colored version with the bow.
Isn't this kitty adorable?
Here's a second card, also the colored version, except I added some color to the cat's fur so it would look better with the gold tones of the paper I wanted to use.

Here's the sketch you need to follow to join in the fun at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge  this week:
My Tuesday Throwdown Team B teamies all made fabulous cards using a variety of digis to inspire you to enter this week's challenge and stop by Fred She Said to see their wonderful images.

Please Join...

Challenges I am entering:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart August Blog Hop

Welcome to the August
Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
Rumor has it there's a new CTMH catalog with all kinds of wonderful new products.
Unfortunately, I've been sick and have yet to pick up my catalog from Joyce.
I'm sure the consultants in the blog hop will have projects to inspire and tempt you (and me) to check out the new catalog and do some shopping.

Today I've made a card using the Documented Paper Pack which has been out for a while.
The layout was cased from a card my friend, Tracey, made.
The inside reads "Welcome to the Neighborhood".
Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.  

The hop is circular.  If you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.
If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on
Joyce's blog.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge #7

This week's theme at Double Trouble Challenge is The Dog Days of Summer.  It has been so hot and muggy in this neck of the woods, I really hate leaving the AC.  When it is bearable outside, I mostly just enjoy the flowers surrounding my patio, along with a glass of ice tea and a good book.  We've had so much rain, I can almost watch the flowers grow.

Here's the card I made for this week's challenge.
 Anyone remember this CTMH stamp?  It's one of the first I bought.  And the paper was a CTMH special buy last year.
I cased the layout from a certain birthday girl

I believe I've covered Thing #1  and Thing #3.  
All that's left is to enter my card in the heARTful stamping challenge to satisfy Thing #2.

Double Trouble Challenge #7 - Dog Days of Summer
heARTful stamping challenge - Dog Days of Summer
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Lovely Layers 
Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Dots and/or Stripes 

Thanks for stopping by.  Ice tea anyone? 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Double Trouble Challenge # 6

It took a couple days to think this challenge through, but it all fell together as planned.
Here is my card for Double Trouble Challenge #6 (#1 Anything Goes; #2 Link up with a Double Trouble Partner; 
and #3 Decorate the inside),
 Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #303 (pacifica, willow and mink), and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 275 (see sketch below)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #403 with All Dressed Up Stamps

For this week's new Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, I've used a homemade cloud stencil to create the background for the digital image Summer Swing by All Dressed Up Stamps, the sponsor for this challenge. 

 All Dressed Up Images can be found in their  Etsy Shop.  The All Dressed Up Blog has lots of inspiration and fun challenges.  And they also have a fun Facebook Group that they would love for you to join.

It would be lovely if you'd share some of your stenciling at

Challenges I am entering:
All Dressed Up July Challenge #83 - Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up image
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #32 - AG with a cat
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #217 - AG

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Center Step Gift Card

If you subscribe to the Splitcoast Stampers Weekly Inkling Newsletter, you may have seen the tutorial for this 
Center Step Gift Card.

This CTMH Festive Friendship paper is one of my favorites.  
I love a navy/yellow color combination.  And, I was big fan of the Pemberly paper.  But, the Festive Friendship may have moved Pemberly one step down on my All Time Favorites list.  
Why? It has tea cup paper. 

In making this birthday card, I fussy cut the tea cup full of flowers from one of the project life cards included in the paper pack.
I also cut the little birthday tag (CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge)
from one of the cards.   

The little inside pocket is just perfect for the little Birthday Prayer card that I wanted to send. 

This card is my monthly contribution to the 
heARTful stamping challenge.
The theme is always Anything Goes.
Hope you'll join the fun.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Christmas in July Blog Hop at Simon Says Stamp

One more Christmas card this week...
I wish it could even begin to compare with the fantastic projects displayed on the Simon Says: Christmas in July Blog Hop.  
Maybe I could add a good splatter of white paint?
 Nah.  It would take a lot more than that.
I have used Kraft paper and some Tim Holtz stamps
and I'll be entering the 

Here are a few more challenges I am entering:
Papercraft Challenge #16 - Christmas in July 
As You Like It Challenge - Ribbons or Buttons (Ribbons - They are flat.) 
Crafty Gals Challenge #170 - Christmas in July 
Crafty Catz Challenge #427 - AG and option of something yellow (One of the bows)