Friday, June 26, 2015

Looking for a map....

Another of the challenges at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog this month is "Around the World: Maps".  Monday night I laid awake taking a mental inventory of my CTMH stamps.  I don't have one map stamp.  I have arrows, a compass, a globe with graduation hat, but no maps.  I wanted a map.    Joyce has been a CTMH consultant for 20 years, certainly she would have a map stamp in her drawers and drawers of stamps.  Tuesday, when I got to Joyce's for class, I asked if she had a map.  Joyce did confirm that a map stamp did exist but couldn't put her fingers on it.  So I started searching through the CTMH paper packs and finally found some map paper to make this card....
(All CTMH products, except the embossing powder.)
I am very disappointed in the way the embossing turned out.   Usually you can just tap the back of the paper to remove the excess powder, or give it a light blow.  I even used a fine paint brush to remove what I could, but that powder was really sticking.  I think it might have been a humidity problem.  Is that possible?  That's what I get for trying to emboss directly on the patterned paper.

Here are a few more challenges I've entered with this card: 
(I've used the center row: Sentiment, Stamped Image, Brads)
Allsorts Challenge Week 316 - Use a stamp, not a digi
Connie Can Crop Challenge #35 - That's How I Roll

I have one more card to post for the June Heart 2 Heart Challenge so I can retain my Addict status,  but that will have to wait until after a certain individual receives it in the mail.

Over at Double Click Skittles there is a new Design Team being introduced and the members are showing off their craft spaces this week.  I am so envious.  It doesn't look like any of them also eat Thanksgiving dinner in their well organized play rooms!   Double Click Skittles Challenge #25 is "Show us your craft space".   Here's my craft aka dining room...
 This is relatively tidy today.  I keep all my essentials on the wood tray so I can easily move it if we want to actually dine on the dining room table.  The box on the table is a shipment of cards I'm preparing to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids. 
For now I have one end of the table cleared for a few sewing projects.  I'll show them to you when they are finished.  Below is the jewelry box my Dad made me when I was a teen.  I have a few past projects displayed on the top and all the little drawers are great for storing skittles, brads, buttons, charms and other little items.  The cabinet underneath has paper, bling, misc. and sewing supplies.  On the floor to the left are boxes of stamps and a basket of magazines and to the right are my boxes of scraps, one solid color CS and one patterned paper.

The remainder of my stash is mostly in the spare bedroom closet.  If we have overnight guests, they won't be hanging anything in that closet!   Thanks for stopping by!

Time for some errands.


  1. Thanks for sharing your craft area. I like that you have used the space you have just like me. Hope to see you at the next challenge.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    DoubleClick Skittles DT

  2. Glad you could finally find a map to use. And for embossing, i made myself an embossing buddy. Its just corn starch in a nylon. Helps a lot. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. Oh this is so cute, embossing powder is always a challenge for me too.

  4. What a fabulous space you have, so many wonderful goodies to play with. What I really love is that you have your sewing machine right on your table. And I love your storage in your guest room, simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Kim - Double Click Skittles DT

  5. I love your creativity over managing a map, Debi ! Necessity is the mother of invention, right? :-D

  6. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

  7. Greta craft space! I started out on my dining room table and slowly snuck my way into our office! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  8. Such a cute card - love the wood arrows! Looks like you've got a great craft space. Love the jewelry box and cabinet? Thanks for joining our Wood challenge over at Use Your Stuff this week!
    Lori - UYSDT

  9. Haha, Thanksgiving dinner? Love it! Trust me, I've had my fair share of dinner plates crop up in my space as well. Thanks for joining the Skittles Challenge!

    Terri Burson, Design Team

  10. Lovely card, nice way to use the map paper. Thank you for playing along at the bingo-challenge from Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  11. Another great card, I love it. I love the detail on the bike wheels with the bling or brad, the dimension is great! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  12. Great creation! Lovely take of WOOD challenge!
    THanks for sharing at Use Your Stuff!

  13. Lovely card, with lots of movement and fun images! The use of the directional wood arrows is a perfect touch! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff!

  14. Very cute, love the map paper. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I really like your space I noticed you have one of those usps boxes I have a few of those to. Very nice and neat.

  16. I really like how you designed your card and the technique with the bike. Thanks for playing along with our maps challenge at Heart2Heart!

  17. I think it is so great the way you have everything so organized and within arms reach while you are crafting at your dining room table!! I am impressed with the fact that you scrap wherever you can - good for you!! Thanks for joining us for the DoubleClick- Show Us your Craft Space challenge!! SO glad you joined us!!!
    Taunya Butler
    DoubleClick Design Team

  18. great use of your room!

    thanks for sharing!


  19. Awesome space!! It looks very organized! Love the jewelry box your Dad made!! So talented! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Design Team Member - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)


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