Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Contest at Oh My Scraps

S'andra V. is celebrating her birthday by having a great giveaway of CTMH and other products.  Check it out here:

CTMH Card Class 8/28/12

While my weekly card making buddies were making their cards yesterday afternoon, I was enjoying the movie "Ice Age-Continental Drift" with my grandson.  Luckily Joyce also has an evening class too.  I tweaked a couple of the cards when I got home to cover up little mistakes I had made in class (probably because I was trying very hard to work without sticking out my tongue, a habit I have which Joyce found particularly amusing last evening).

 This last photo is the inside of the card above it, cut using the new CTMH cricut cartridge.  And the stamps used are from a special double set of CTMH stamps available for only $5 if you purchase $35 in other products.  Check it out on Joyce's web site:


Pocket Card

Made this birthday card so I could tuck a tiny gift in the pocket.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mojo Monday 256

I made this card for the Mojo Monday Challenge 256 ( and for a bridal shower I'm going to in September.
When I had the gift wrapped at Bed, Bath & Beyond yesterday, the sales girl trimmed the ends of the ribbon and was about to throw it away.  Now it's on a card. and will match the package.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

How cute is this?

Just a quick post to show off the adorable cupcake card I made on Saturday at Joyce's.  I'm hoping she'll make this one of our make and takes at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour  in Westminster, MD Sept. 8th & 9th.  Here's the info on the show.
Stop by  the Close to My Heart Booth and say hi to Joyce, Betty and me.  Maybe you can make one of these.........

Friday, August 24, 2012

Comfort Cards

Sometimes you just have to make a few comfort cards.  Sometimes it's the only thing you can do.  And sometimes sharing a bit of yourself with someone else makes all the difference.

The first card I made as a make and take at my friend Joyce's Close to My Heart Open House today.
And the second card is a sympathy card I made for a member of my stamping family.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CTMH Card class 8/21/12

Here are the cards we made today using the CTMH August Stamp of the month.

Ch# 82: Polka Dots + a Sentiment

Here's a quick card I made this morning for my sister-in-law's birthday and the current Paper Playtime Challenge ( ).  Why not play along?

I'll be back later today to post the cards we make at class this afternoon.  TTFN

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mojo Monday 255

Here is my entry for this week's Mojo Monday challenge at
Tomorrow is Joyce's CTMH card class, so I'll have some great cards to post for sure!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Cards by America Challenge

The direct link to my House Mouse Double Trouble entry is

or you can scroll down further in my blog and you'll find it.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Beautiful Bags and Cards Made by Ann B.

My sister-in-law makes the most beautiful cards, gift bags, boxes and ornaments.  While visiting her, she took us to the shop where she sells her things.  If  you are near Bayhead, NJ you might want to check out how talented she is.

Mini Gift Bag

We just returned from an overnight visit with my husband's sister and her hubby.  I made this little gift bag for her, tucked a little surprise in it, and left it on her nightstand to find after we headed home.  We had such a nice visit.  (The template for the bag is on the new CTMH cricut cartridge.)
I really need help with my photography.  Sorry.

Cards by America Challenge

Double Trouble 
Cards by America Challenge HMFMC126
This is the easel card I made for the House Mouse challenge.  
These little guys are too cute.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cards from Joyce's CTMH Card Class today

Getting Ready for upcoming scrapbook shows in  Westminster, MD and York, PA
These are pictures of cards made from the new Close to My Heart Avonlea Workshop on the Go.  It has everything you need (except adhesive and ink and tools) to make 15 cards, 5 of each design.  The first photo shows  the stamp set that is included and is only available in the workshop kit.  These cards will displayed  at upcoming shows in the CTMH booth. 

If you're interested in purchasing this kit or any other Close to My Heart Products I mention here in my blog,  contact  Joyce Houck, my CTMH consultant and teacher extraordinaire, through her web page   or her blog

Monday, August 13, 2012

Somehow in between making paper racetracks with my grandsons, I managed to get my Mojo Monday card finished.

My photography isn't the best, I know.  In case you can't see the details, I used a cute mushroom border cuttlebug folder around the card to emboss it, mushroom brads from  , the cute little hedgehog is a Penny Black stamp, and his flower has just a bit of CTMH stardust Glitz glitter gel.
Now I think we're going for a walk. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today I finished a dozen notecards I've been working on the last 2 days.  I had a set of scrapbook pages I had gotten in a goodie box from CTMH a few years ago.  (Gee, I wish they would bring those goodie boxes back, loved them!)  I don't do scrapbooks.  So what was I going to do with these layout pages that were already set up for photos?  I chopped those pages right up and voila... coordinating notecards.  I thought I'd take them, in sets of 4, to our family reunion tomorrow for bingo prizes.

Which set would you pick  .....
the flowers set?

the wreath set?

or the hugs and kisses set?

Oh, and I have 3 leftover that aren't completely finished yet.  These are my scrap cards.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My attempt at tidying up my work area today resulted in 3 cards from scraps that had to go somewhere.
Nothing special, but thought I'd share.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Posting 2 challenge cards today- Mojo Monday 253 and SNSSC10.

I finally got around to making my Mojo Monday card.  I hope you like it.  I just love the Pemberly paper by CTMH.

The second challenge card I have to share is for the August Sparkle N Sprinkle Card Challenge SNSSC10.  I used my new Playful Pengies stamp set from SNS.  The images are so cute.  I even added some night sky fuzzy flock to  the little guy before I popped him up on the card.

Now I have a very sparkly dining room (aka Nana's craft room) which needs attention.  But ya gotta love that glitter.  Ya know?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Today I'm posting the 3 cards we made at Joyce's CTMH afternoon class yesterday.  She has some great things coming up, and the new CTMH cricut cartridge in now available, so be sure to check out her blog.  Joyce's Joyful Creations  
The card below will be going to my niece for her birthday next week.  She loves purple.
 The next card consists of 20 one inch square pieces of patterned paper, edged in chocolate and then glued onto a card front.

Look closely at the intriguing background design of the third card.
Six different patterned papers cut into 1/2 inch squares, randomly glued to card stock, and then dry embossed in the Cuttlebug. Really neat!  Takes a while.... but really neat!

On a personal note.... I am not a trash picker under normal circumstances.  But I make an exception when I'm at Joyce's. She gave me a strip of yellow paper and asked me to punch out a bunch of 1/4" dots for on the purple card above.  What was left was a strip of yellow paper with a bunch of holes punched out of it.  I immediately thought, "that would look good on a card". So I came home and added it to the bottom of this Bee Happy card.  I also happened to be sitting next to her trash can yesterday.  I robbed the border for the next card from that very trash can. I wish I was a little better with my camera because the little car is actually 3 layers and I made a teeny, tiny plastic windshield for it, cut from a packet of brads that was close at hand.

Now I'm off to watch my grandsons for a little while. 
Hope you're enjoying my blog so far.