Thursday, September 28, 2017

Which Witch?

Here are two cards featuring two different Bugaboo Witches?  
I just couldn't decide which witch to post.

 The sentiment stamp and frame are from CTMH.

Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #9 - Anything Goes with a Bugaboo Image 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #189 - 2 Word Sentiment

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bears Everywhere & CTMH Card Class 9/26/17

The other day, while shopping, my friend and I came across one inexpensive sheet of cute teddy bear stickers.  
We had one of those discussions ... are you going to buy them?... well, do you want to buy them? ... I don't need to buy them...
really, I don't need to buy them either, but they are cute....
so who's going to buy them?... Okay, then. I'm going to buy them!
And I did!
Not that it mattered which one of us bought them.  They are going to end up at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Cards In Envy Challenge - Easy as 1-2-3

Yesterday at Joyce's CTMH card class we welcomed back Carol and said goodbye to Cindy.
We also polished off one really yummy lemon sponge pie!  
Thanks, Joyce.  (She knows it's my favorite!)
In between we made these cards:

And the mailman brought me this card, made by my friend Betty.

 And I'm truly grateful for all my crafty friends and blog visitors.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #362 with Sugar Pea Designs

More Than 1 Fold is the theme for this week's 
Today I've used the  Merry Christmoose stamp set 
to create a scene on this Triple Step Pop Up Christmas card.

(A tutorial for this Triple Step Pop-Up Card  can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.)
Card front.
My teamies have worked very hard on their More Than 1 Fold projects to inspire you to join this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  Please check out their projects on the Tuesday Throwdown blog and visit their blogs for more details. 
I hope you'll also have time to visit the Sugar Pea Designs store, where you'll find a nice selection of stamps and dies.
I really love making cards with multiple folds and can't wait to see all the entries for this Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  
I always hope I'll find a new fold to try.  

Challenges I am entering:
Pile It On Challenge #134 - Feathers/Scales and/or No Patterned Paper 
Always Fun Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff Challenge #281 - Old and New (The stamp set is new; everything else is old.) 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #352 - Anything Goes; option for a male 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Purple Leaves???

There was a card similar to this on pinterest.  I thought it quite unusual but very pretty at the same time.    So, I decided to give it a go using some CTMH stamps from my stash.

Do Al (1) Challenge #9 - Autumn Equinox 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #89 - Use a 2 word sentiment 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

HB GG and Aunt Eileen

About a month ago I posted a baby card I made using a drawing by my BFF's granddaughter, Layla.  I made two more birthday cards using her drawings, one for her great grandmother...
(card front featuring a Layla's drawing of the cat sleeping on the arm of GG's sofa)

(inside of card)

and also one for her Aunt Eileen ...

(This drawing is of Aunt Eileen's new puppy.)

 Layla's brother has the next birthday.  I can't wait to see what she draws for on his card.  Last year it was a big hippopotamus!
This is really easy to do with any drawing.  
Scan the image.  Save it.  
I open the image in my Paint program, 
resize it and print it just like a digi.  

Speaking of hippos, 
here is the baby card I made for Eileen's new little boy. 
The stamps are from CTMH.

Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Patterned Paper 
Crafty Animals Challenge #6 - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Pop It Up (I used foam tape to pop the hippo's head.) 

That's it for now.  
I have a couple new badges I'm anxious to add to my blog.
Enjoy your day and thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bugaboo Owl & CTMH Card Class 9/19/17

Normally when I take pictures to share with you, I try very hard to hold the camera steady and straight.  Then I take multiple pictures to make sure I get a good one.  And this afternoon it dawned on me that if I intentionally put the card on an angle, all that is totally unnecessary.  

 Works for me!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Fall Colors 4 Kids 
Make My Monday Challenge #55 - Autumn Colors 
Always Fun Challenge #24 - Fall Colors 
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Golden Harvest 
Do-Al(1) Kreatives Challenge #9 - Autumn Equinox


Here are the cards we made at Joyce's CTMH card class yesterday.

The last card (3 photos) is actually from the From the Heart card kit that CTMH has as a special this month.    There are several variations you can make with this 12 card kit.  Click the link above to see more pictures.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bugaboo Witch

We have a couple hours between my grandson's baseball games on this beautiful late summer day.  
It's just enough time to post this Halloween card.  
The digi image, colored with markers, is from Bugaboo stamps.
The bats are from one of the CTMH cricut cartridges.
And the embossed sentiment is a CTMH stamp. 
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Bingo (I used the bottom row: Sentiment, Sparkle, Bugaboo Image.)
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #206 - Anything Goes with Bugaboo Stamps
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - 4 of Something (bats)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Leftovers again? + CTMH Card Class 9/12/2017

Today I am sharing 2 cards I made from leftovers.  
Did you see the upright z-fold card I made for the Joyful Stars CTMH September Blog Hop
I managed to make birthday cards for both my brothers with the bits and pieces remaining.

Some papers are just good to the last scrap!
Allsorts Challenge Week 432 - Use at least 2 dps 
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Sentiment as Focal Point; no images 
Seize the  Birthday Challenge - Birthday; optional topping balloons
Scrapy Land Challenge #73 - Anything Goes (I used a die from DieVersions.) 
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Goes with die cutting or embossing

Here are the cards we made at Joyce's card class on Tuesday.

Well, my husband's birthday cake should be cool enough to ice.
Take care.  Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #360 with Power Poppies

This week Tuesday Throwdown 
is having a Birthday Challenge
sponsored by Power Poppy

  The sentiment and images on this birthday card
 are from the Power Poppy
Just for a change, I'll show you the inside of the card first.

 I've used the Spotlight Technique for the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
And be sure to enter your birthday cards in this week's

You'll find the digi set I used and many more beautiful designs by Marcella Hawley, in both digital and clear polymer, at

Craft Rocket Challenge #41 - Something Beginning With "F" (flowers) 
Di's Digi Challenge - Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord (twine) 
A Gem of a Challenge #202 - Use Kraft Card or Paper (borders)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Final Anniversary Card

This is the third anniversary card I needed to make for this month.  That only leaves one baby card on my "Cards To Make" list for September. 

Speaking of leaves, I decided to go all out fall today. 


 The "Anniversary Wishes" Stamp is by Verve.
All other stamps and cricut cuts are by CTMH.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #432 - Embossing (I used dry embossing.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 - Anything Goes + Ribbon 
Just Add Ink Challenge #376 - Just add "d" (My d's are distressing and dimensional tape to pop the smallest leaves.) 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary 
The Ribbon Girls Challenge - Anything Goes 
 For more projects using some of the new CTMH products,
check out the

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Joyful Stars CTMH September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September

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.
 The first card I am sharing is an upright z fold card.
 For this card I have used the CTMH September SOTM set, new Two-toned Cardstock,  Basic Fundamental Paper, and Black Dots.

The second card features the "Merry Christmas"
cut from the CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge covered in Liquid Glass,
Two-toned Cardstock,  Basic Fundamental Paper, and Silver Shimmer Trim.
Now, since this is a blog hop, you might have arrived here from Tracey Pierce's blog.

Your next stop is  Lucy Marino's blog.   Lucy is new to the hop and I can't wait to see what she has created.
The hop is circular. So 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

I am entering the z-fold card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon Challenge #410 - Give Us Your Background (I stamped mine.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Pile It On Challenge #134 - Feathers or Scales

Friday, September 8, 2017


Today I'm packing up some cards to mail off to SAS4K.  
I made these 4 cards this morning to add to the box.

Halloween sentiment and cricut cuts are from CTMH.
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #177 - Something beginning with "D" (Devil in Disguise) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment

Back to my packing.  
I may even get to the post office before it closes.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

My calendar says there are three anniversaries this month for which I need cards.  Two of the couples will be receiving this card for their special day....
 The sentiment is a Verve stamp.  The butterfly is fussy cut from a Power Poppies digi image, colored with watercolor pencils, then blended with clear Wink of Stella. The stitched circle is a die cut by LaLaLand.  It is popped on a SU doily, which is glued over a fancy frame die cut by Spellbinders.  
Star Stampz Challenge - 2 or more die cuts 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - die cuts and/or embossing
Scrapy Land Challenge #73 - Anything Goes with die cuts
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Getting these 2 baby blankets, 

2 outfits, and a stuffed bear to fit
 in a medium size postal box was harder than actually making the blankets.
They are now on their way to my BFF's daughter in AZ.
Hopefully the package will arrive before the wee babe. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bugaboo Fall Trio

I'm really liking this piece of fall paper I found in my stash.  And I love using it on colored card bases.  Since the cards get packed up and sent to Send a Smile 4 Kids, I think the colored bases are cheerier and fun.

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Cute Fall or Halloween Cards 4 Kids
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes