Saturday, May 2, 2015

CTMH Spring Extravaganza

(My challenge card is at the bottom of this post.  If you have time, I hope you'll check out the cards I made today first.)

Wow! Do I have cards to show you!  
CTMH Consultants Joyce Houck and Krista Hershberger were the hostesses of a wonderful day of card making and cropping which I attended today. 
Many of the cards featured the CTMH Taste of Summer Papers and coordinating Stamps available only for the month of May.
Not only did we have a fun day of socializing and card making, but we also had some great food.  After a week of digging in the dirt, it was a wonderful day.  And when I got home,  my DH had reduced the mound of mulch in our driveway to a small pile and the flower beds look lovely.

So, I'm guessing you'd like to see the cards I made.  Most of them are tucked into an envelope, some of which are decorated, if you see papers sticking out from underneath the cards themselves.

This is a spinner card. 

If you tuck a $20, $1, and $5 bill next to each other in this gift card holder, you get the year 2015.  Unfortunately, Joyce and Krista did not supply us with the cash, just the idea.

Don't these stamps remind you of the spirographs we used to play with?

This is a gate fold easel card, with a very messy bow.  I must retie it.

I noticed Krista walking around with a camera today.  I'm sure she'll be posting some photos on her blog, too.  You might even catch a glimpse of me and my pals being silly.  She'd love it if you'd stop by her blog to have a look see.  For some more wonderful Close to My Heart inspiration, you might like to check out the May SOTM blog hop.  And Joyce's Joyful Stars blog hop goes live on the 10th of every month.


Here's a birthday card I made using some flowers recently cut with the CTMH cricut cartridge.
I previously posted a card using the negative from cutting these flowers as a stencil for my background.
(CTMH sentiment stamp)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #78 - Anything Goes w/ twist no patterned paper


  1. WOW sounds like a fun time and the cards are fabulous! Love your card for our challenge ... awesome texture! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Monochromatic’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. love the card and the design of your card thanks for sharing with SBBC also I love all the other cards you had on show Rachel dt

  3. Wonderful cards and we are so glad you have joined us at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Yellow makes me very happy!

  4. OMGoodness, Debi, you've been so busy! These are marvelous. I really love the spinner card and also the idea about money in the graduation card. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunate for the budget instead), nobody in my family graduates this year. :-D

  5. What wonderful cards. Love the card for our challenge. The yellow makes me feel warm and cheerful. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Monochromatic" challenge.

  6. beautiful. Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood Crafters challenge

  7. Wow! Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Karal DT

  8. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

  9. Love this post...and your blog!! What a fun place to come! :) AND...I did get a blog post up about our day together on May head on over & check it out! :) I have to check - but I think I left the goofy picture off the post - however I did put another picture of your group acting "normal". :) LOL!! It was so good to hang out with you the other Saturday!! Happy Creating! :)


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