Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whoo loves you

This picture is a lot over exposed, but I am still working on my photography skills. I can't believe that tomorrow is 2009! This year just flew by for me! I love New Years day-my plan is to spend the whole day crafting with new products from the CTMH catalog.
Supplies from CTMH-Life's delight pattern paper, Colonial White CS, Chocolate CS, Sweetleaf CS, Chocolate ink, sweetleaf ink, blush ink, blush ribbon, stapler, sponge daubers, Whooo loves you stamp set

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

happy anniversary

I have said it before, I really like the card size 4.75x3. And I really enjoy the Little Squares pattern from the CTMH Originals book. The pattern calls for the middle window to be cut or punched out, but for this card I cut out all three of the squares!
Supplies from CTMH-Pattern paper from Evensong, Colonial white CS, Sorbet CS, Sorbet ribbon, Tulip ink, Tulip photo hanger, Sweet love stamp set, craft knife, Say it in Style stamp set

Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome Baby Boy

I have a friend who is having a baby boy soon. In fact almost all of my friends have baby boys, just one has a sweet little baby girl. I have a hard time making baby boy cards. I am always drawn to the flower stamps, so my boy cards end up really plain.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Twilight CS, Pattern paper from Good times, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Twilight ink, Chocolate ribbon
Other-Limitless labels from Papertrey ink

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thank you berry much

This is one of the cards that I made for Papercrafts call for projects. The theme was to include something from nature and follow the design pattern or sketch.
Supplies from CTMH-Pattern paper from Magic Moments, Colonial White CS, hemp, chocolate ribbon, Indian corn blue ink, sweetleaf ink
Other-Green thumb stamp set from Papertrey ink, branches

Friday, December 26, 2008


Several of the Christmas card that we received at the office were calendars. I looked at their layouts and thought that I could make myself one with the CTMH Jan SOTM. I think mine turned out much better than the ones that we got with the boring landscape scene at the top.
Supplies from CTMH-Life's delight pattern paper, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Blush CS, Blush buttons, sweetleaf buttons, chocolate brads, chocolate ribbon, chocolate ribbon slide, Sweetleaf ink, blush ink, spring iris ink, Moments in time stamp set, playful petal stamp set, hemp, friendship small numbers stamp set,
Other-flower punch, circle punches, oval punches

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Unique Person

I got this really neat mint tin in my stocking last year, and I came across it while cleaning out some stuff the other day. I made these cute little mini notes to go inside. Great for a reminder or a sweet note in a lunch box.
The mint tin's lid slides open, and the size is 3.5" x 2.25". It reminds me of lip balm that we use to get as a kid.

Here is a side view with the cards inside.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Pattern paper from caprice, Crystal blue ink, Chocolate ink, sweetleaf ink, heavenly blue ribbon, chocolate ribbon, code it stamp set, June word puzzle stamp set, corner rounder
Other-circle punches, Mint box form EK success

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You Make Me Happy

This card makes me happy! The size is 5x5. I made the flower over a month ago for a project, and decided it wouldn't work and it has been sitting on my work table ever since. I even tried to used it a couple of other times, but I am glad I held out for this card!
Supplies from CTMH-pattern paper from Boom-di-ada, Hollyhock CS, Colonial White CS, Hollyhock ink, bamboo ink, clear embossing ink, clear embossing powder, corner rounder, hollyhock button, code it stamp set, spot on background stamp set, With love stamp set(envelope),Dazzling die cut flower colonial white
Other-tan ribbon, sponge

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I love sparklers, they are my favorite part of New Years and 4th of July. They even make a few appearances on Birthdays as candles around here.
Supplies from CTMH-Boom-di-ada pattern paper, Autumn terracotta CS, Olive CS, Colonial White CS, Autumn terracotta ink, Olive ink, Colonial White brads, Olive ribbon, prisma glitter, foam squares
Other-fire cracker stamps from hey there cupcake from Stampendous

Saturday, December 20, 2008


That heart pin in the center of the flower came from a small box of costume jewelry in my grandmother's house. She once told me that it belong to my great grandmother. I think they paper and pin fit together perfectly.
I think my grandmother would have really liked this card!
Supplies from CTMH-Pattern paper from Notebook, Happiness from Notebook pattern paper, paper flower, desert sand CS, Twill ribbon, foam squares, sanding kit, stylus, desert sand ink
Other-vintage heart pin

Friday, December 19, 2008

One of a kind

I made this card really quick for a very nice lady who brought over a cheese cake after Charlie came home from the hospital. It was by far the best cheese cake I ever put in my mouth. (Thanks again, Mary!)
Supplies from CTMH-Buttercup CS, Spring Iris CS, Sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Buttercup ink, Spring Iris ink, black ink, Spring iris brads, Key to my Heart stamp set, code it stamp set, piercing tool, edge distresser
Other-small flower punch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Don't try this at home....

putting fresh leaves on a card, that is. I really loved the look of the grey dusty miller plant on this card. And to my surprise the color stayed true after about a month on the card. Problem is-they are crisp and dry! So they look great now, but there is now why they would ever make it in the US postal system! Whoever received the card would be getting an envelope full of grey dust!
Supplies from CTMH-Game on pattern paper, Colonial White CS, Grey wool ink, prisma glitter, Black CS, Express postage stamp set, September word puzzle stamp set, foam square,
Other-dust miller plant leaves

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Sometimes when I get a stamp set out and it stays on my work table for a few days, it tends to call out my name! As did this Treasure Life stamp set. Funny thing is, when I first got the set it didn't much appeal to me. But as do most stamp sets, they become my favorite.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Buttercup CS, Pattern paper from good times, Buttercup ink, chocolate ink, chocolate ribbon, Say it in Style stamp set, Treasure life stamp set
Other-nestibilities die cut

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And the winner is...(and a project)

The winner is....

Jill said...
I love them all. I wish I would have seen the November template sooner, that would have been great to make for people and give out around Thanksgiving. I'd love to see the October one in an A2 size. Good luck meeting your goal of three smiles!
December 14, 2008 2:24 PM

Email me at with your choice of Jr. Legal folder and your address and I will send it out right away. Congrats to YOU!

On their last call for projects, Papercrafts asked for projects that used "scraps". For this project I used the inside part of a chipboard "D" as the top of the flower. This card didn't photograph well, but it is reall stunning in person.
Supplies from Close to my heart-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Baby Pink CS, Chocolate ink, Embossing ink, Clear embossing powder, piercing tool, edge distresser, chipboard D(the negitive part), foam Squares, Just Bloom paper flower, Chocolate ribbon, Spot on background stamp set, Playful flourishes stamp set

Monday, December 15, 2008


I just love rub-ons, in fact I love them so much I have a hard time parting with them. The great thing about rub-ons is that they can be used on just about anything. Like a Rock!
This dragonfly is on a piece of flagstone. Note:I colored the wings with a marker.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Barn Red CS, Pattern Paper from Boom-di-Ada, Barn red marker, dragonfly rub-on, black bitty brads, black ink, stylus, sanding kit, express postage stamp set

Be sure to check my post below for a great Give Away!!! It ends tonight!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December Operation Smile Project

This month's project to benefit Operation Smile is a Folder with a pocket and Jr. legal note pad. This is a really simple pattern and is ideal for mass production! These would make great stocking stuffer, teacher gifts or hostess thank yous. They could be done up in holiday themes or made for a special some one.
The template will be available at 100% of the money raised will be donated to Operation Smile. I will also have the one of the actual Folders for sale there as well.

What about the other folder, you ask? I will be giving it away to a random winner!
Here is how to win your choice of the Folders-
**Leave a comment on this post-
letting me know what you think about the all of the Operation Smile templates? here, here,and here
How you have used them?
what you would like to see changed?
and what other projects you would like to see?

I will chose a winner by random drawing on Tues. Dec. 16th. (contest will end at midnight Dec. 15th)
1 entry per person. Good Luck!

Here is the inside view with the pocket and the magnet that I used for the closure.

Here is another Folder using the same template.

For this one, I used the pocket for decorative envelopes.
To get a copy of the template please visit
You can also view my other templates for Operation Smile at this site.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Peace on Earth

Supplies from CTMH-Everlasting Paper packet, Cranberry ribbon, Gold my Accents, Computer font, corner rounder.
That's it, all of my projects that were in my "Christmas" folder. I will look around on my computer and see if I can find anymore. I think maybe some didn't get transferred when I got my new computer.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hot Chocolate anyone?

I found these cute little rectangle buckets at target last year, and made up some hot chocolate baskets. Each of them included Hot cocoa and a Christmas ornament.
Supplies from CTMH-Everlasting Pattern paper, cranberry ribbon, cranberry safety pin, red sparkles, New England ivy Cs, Say it in Style stamp set
Other-hole punch, circle punches

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sweet Dixie on a Christmas Card

This is my sweet Dixie dog on a Christmas Card. I want you to know that it took almost 200 shots to get one good one for this card. Thank heavens for digital cameras!
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Cranberry CS, font, new England ivy CS, red sparkles

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gift Card holder

They say that the gift card is not that popular anymore, I for one always enjoy getting one as much as giving one.
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy Textured CS, Twilight ribbon, Twilight ink, silver ink, blush ink, It's a party stamp set
Other-silver glitter

Monday, December 8, 2008


I really think that branches are popular this year. With birds, owls and all kinds of stuff in them. I think this is why I drawn to this stamp set.
It's hard to tell, but I used stamp kissing on the ornaments.
Supplies from CTMH-New England Ivy CS, Chocolate CS, White Daisy CS, Chocolate ribbon, Stylus, Sanding kit, Chocolate ink, New England Ivy Ink, Spring Iris ink, Sweetleaf ink, Creme Brulee ink, Blush ink, silver ink, December Word puzzle stamp set, Star background stamp set, edge distresser
Paper trey ink-Take a bough stamp set

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snowman Holiday Planner

Last year I made a holiday planner and sent it into the CTMH contest (you can see it here). And this year, I thought I would give it a try again. This time I used the Bind it all to make the planner more like a spiral. The cool part about this planner is the cover, I used a transparency sheet over the top. It is hard to tell in the photo, but the snowflakes are stamped on the transparency sheet in white and embossed.
Supplies from CTMH-Aspen paper packet, All decked out stamp set, Christmas melodies stamp set, Feathery flakes stamp set, White embossing powder, clear embossing ink, out door denim ribbon, White ric-rac, Creme brulee ribbon, White Daisy CS, Twilight sassy strands, colored pencils, prisma glitter
Other-binding system, chipboard
Check back next week for the rest of my Christmas projects.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Joy to the World

This card turned out to be one of my favorite of all the Christmas Cards I made. I really like the Black with tan, and then the pop of red with the buttons.
Supplies from CTMH-Silhouette pattern paper, black ink, cranberry ink, Black ribbon, Paper flower, cranberry buttons, corner rounder
Paper trey ink-Take a bough stamp set

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stocking Stuffer

I don't know about ya'll, but lotto tickets in the stockings are a popular item at our Christmas events. This cute little stocking could also hold a gift card or even cash!
Supplies from CTMH-patten paper from everlasting, metal rimed tag, red sparkles, new England ivy CS, Black ink, Cranberry waxy flax, Cranberry ribbon
Other-thread, scallop punch

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

CPS Sketch

I haven't done a sketch from CPS in a really long time. I finally felt like making something last night, and this is all I could come up with! It looks way to plain to me, like it needs something else?
I decided to post it anyway, because it is really all I have today.
I have worked on lots of things for project calls, but I am just not ready to show those yet. I prefer to wait till after the notification deadline. I know lots of bloggers who show there stuff and then pull it. I just prefur to keep it a secret!
Anyways, I start with Christmas tomorrow. That should last a week or so.
So Check back to see what I made.
Supplies from CTMH-Life's delight pattern paper, Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Blush CS, Chocolate ink, Blush ink, Prismas glitter, heart die cut, sponge, Sweetleaf ribbon, chocolate brad, All my love stamp set.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The lack of crafting over the holiday weekend has left me with nothing to show you--But I will show you some pictures. This is real wild turkeys on Thanksgiving Day.
The Will Rogers statue at Texas Tech is wrapped the night before a home game. I went there to practice some of Photo class lessons, I guess some of the people thought I was there as a hired photographer, they kept asking if I could take there picture. I did, but I used there camera!

This one is out behind my house. I noticed that the sun set was nice, and went back to the house for the camera. It was to late for the sun set, but I got this shot.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chistmas Cards and something neat!

Are you ready to start see Christmas projects? It is Dec 1. As if we haven't been seeing Christmas stuff in the stores since October-Right? This is a set of cards that I made for my Christmas Workshop.
Onto the exciting stuff. As most of you know, I have been taking a Photography class. I have know that there was someone famous in our class since the day we signed up. Anytime a classmate or the instructor post a comment about one of your photos you receive an email letting you know. Here is the email that I received today-

Heidiswapp just posted a comment regarding a Picture of the Day that you posted on 11/29/2008. To view this comment go to the Forum page at:

That is just super cool to me. I just love Heidi Swapp, I read her blog daily. Now I hope she doesn't think I am stalker! LOL!~

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I needed a really quick Birthday card.
Supplies from CTMH=White Daisy CS, Black CS, Pattern paper from Giggles and grins, Sunny yellow ink, Holiday red ink, Fun times stamp set, today's date stamp set,
Other-black rhinestones, red ribbon

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bind it all planner

Are you over stuffed? I sure am! I have been working on a few things, just can't show yet. In the meantime, here is a planner that I made. Sometime in January, this item will be given away on a blog for mommies-details to com soon.
Supplies from CTMH-Boom-di-ada pattern paper, buttercup button, hollyhock twill ribbon, paper flower.
Other-bind it all, chipboard, staples.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Sneak Peek...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I thought I would post a sneak peek of an upcoming Close to My Heart special( I am allowed to say that now, yeah!) in case any of you decided to take a break from all the eating! That's what I am going to be doing!
This is the Key to my Heart Stamp set and paper packet that will be a limited time special real soon. I will post a few more projects in the next couple of weeks. The paper is so nice, it was quite hard to cut it up!
Supplies from CTMH-Key to my Heart stamp set, Key to my heart paper packet, sparkles, fancy cut tags, creme brulee ribbon round, creme brulee ink, sorbet ink, bamboo ink, tulip ink, sanding kit, prisma glitter, Say it in Style stamp set, juniper ink, chipboard T

All card pattern from the CTMH Originals book.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Thank you's

I have been using up Thank you cards like crazy....
Supplies from Close to My Heart- Colonial white CS, Barn red CS, Barn red ink, Pattern paper from Sarsaparilla, foam squares, Shinning star stamp set, say it with style stamp set, chocolate ink, craft knife, desert sand CS

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Spinner Card...

It is really hard to tell in this photo, but the little owl is on a track that makes him spin around and around, plus he slides up and down the card.
You can do this with foam squares and pennies.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Colonial White CS, Chocolate CS, Pattern paper from Caprice, Foam Squares, Whoo loves you stamp set, Chocolate ink, colored pencils, craft knife

Monday, November 24, 2008

Birthday Set & Photo class info

I started my Photography workshop last week, and I think I just might be the only one who doesn't know how to use the camera on any other mode that auto-I hope I learn soon. One of the 1st things we are to do is read our camera manual. Well I tried, but I fell asleep!! I am going to have to try a little hard this week to stay awake.
On to the project-
This is a set of 5 Cards/envelopes plus a box holder. The size is 4x4.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-
Chocolate CS, Sunny Yellow Cs, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Sunny Yellow ink, Whooo loves you stamp set, Say it in Style stamp set, Spot on Background Stamp set, Pattern paper from Giggles and grins, Chocolate ribbon, Chocolate brads, fancy cut tags

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tree of Thanks

I need a bunch of Thank you cards the other day; and they needed to be "manly". This was quick and simple. Plus it used up a lot of the Cocoa Cafe paper from a couple of years ago!
(Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa cafe paper, Bamboo CS, Cocoa Brads, embossing ink, clear embossing powder, Cocoa Ink, Bamboo CS, Say it in Style stamp set, Four seasons stamp set)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Red, White and Blue Rolodex

This was a special request from my Etsy store. The colors are CTMH Garnet, Outdoor denim and Colonial White with silver ink and accents.

I used several different stamps, embellishment's and ribbons. Way to many to list (plus I already shipped it so I really don't remember everything.)
If you have a question just email me!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

fell better soon

Take 2 of these and call me in the morning!Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Olive CS, Boom-di-ada pattern paper, paper flower, Autumn terracotta ink, buttercup ink, sparkles
Other-pill bottle, nestibillities

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baby Birthdays

I pulled out the watercolor pencils again! I started out trying a new technique, but that ended up in the trash. Went right back to my same ol' water color pencils and the water brush! These flower stickers have been hanging around here for months, I have no clue why I bought them, or who made them??
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, White Daisy CS, Buttercup CS, Blush CS, Cocoa Cafe pattern paper, Black ink, Water color pencils, colored pencils, Flower child stamp set, Holiday jubilee stamp set, One solo stamp set, Today's Date stamp set, edge distresser, Buttercup ink,
Other-assorted flowers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gift Sack& Recipe Box

A friend is getting married soon, and recently had a wedding shower. This is the gift I made for her, along with a match gift sack and card. Her kitchen colors are Burgundy and Gold.
Supplies from CTMH-Garnet ink, Western flourishes stamp set, For every occasion stamp set, Colonial White CS
Other-gift sack, ribbon, heart charm, tissue paper

I am extremely loyal to CTMH, but every once in a while Papertrey ink comes out with a stamp set that I just love. For last months release, I just had to have two of the new stamp sets. One was this recipe set and the cute little recipe cards that went with it.
I created my own box that fit the cards perfectly and even added a few of my favorite recipes.

Supplies from CTMH-Garnet CS, Colonial White CS, Garnet ink, Colonial White ribbon, Gold My Accents, Friendship Alphabet stamp set, sponge
Papertrey ink-recipe cards, Recipe box stamp set
Other-circle punch