Saturday, May 30, 2009

Father's Day Fishing Kit

My dad may not golf anymore, but he does love fishing. At a recent trip to a giant craft store I found these tins with a sliding lid. I quickly made a father's day fishing kit with this one.
Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa CS, Juniper CS, pattern paper from perfect day, cocoa brads, hemp, sparkles, foam squares, Juniper ink, cocoa ink, June word puzzle stamp set, Gone Fishin stamp set, colored pencils

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Father's Day Golf Card

I am sure lots of Father's Golf-mine use to. This card was for a Joy of Card Making Sketch for the current issue of Papercrafts. I stamped and cut out all of those letters for Happy Father's Day, something I wont be doing again for a long time. Way too much work for me!
Supplies from CTMH-Sarsaparilla pattern paper, Black CS, Colonial White CS, Black ink, Desert sand ink, Tee Time stamp set, sans letters stamp set, hemp, colored pencils
Other-golf tee

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Color Chef Challenge

At first, I wasn't real thrilled with the color combo for this weeks challenge over at KJ's Stamp Pad, but that's why it called a challenge! After I made this card, I am lovin the combo!
Supplies from CTMH-Grey Wool CS, Crystal Blue CS, Colonial White CS, Desert Sand ink, Grey wool ink, Crystal blue brads, Thank you stamp set, Your a hoot stamp set, foam squares,
Other-brown ribbon

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Color Me Monday & a winner!

This weeks color challenge at Jeanette Lynton's Blog is Petal, Pansy Purple, White and New England Ivy. I made this very simple Thank you card, and I notice now that I have taken a picture of it, that my rectangles are crooked! It's funny how I can see it in the picture, but now when I was putting it together. In fact I thought it was straight--
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Pansy Purple CS, Pansy Purple ink, Petal ink, New England Ivy Ink, New England Ivy ribbon, New England Ivy buttons, Intrinsic Background stamp set, Say it with Style stamp set, foam squares

And yesterday's contest winner is.....Sarah! Email me your mailing address I will send you a goodie right away. Bev's card was the purple card with the butterfly. If you know my sister, then you know she loves purple and butterflies!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sketch x2 & a contest!

Here are two cards for this week's sketch over at CPS. Why 2 cards you ask? Well my sister was here for the holiday weekend, and decided to play along for this weeks challenge.
Can you guess which card is hers?
Supplies from CTMH-Tickled pink pattern paper,White Daisy CS, Blush CS, Twilight CS, Sunny yellow ink, Twilight ink, Bamboo ink, Tickled pink stamp set, white daisy ribbon, Say it in style stamp set, prisma glitter.
Bella pattern paper, smokey plum CS, Colonial White CS, petal ink, smoky plum ink, olive ribbon, paper flower, paper leaf, sparkle, Butterfly wings stamp set
Other-circle punches
How about a prize--the 1st person to guess which card is Bev's I will send you a little prize. Leave a comment with you guess!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Color Challenge

This is my card for the color challenge at Kwenerrdesigns. A really fun color combo.

Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, White Daisy CS, Sunny Yellow CS, Tulip CS, Dutch Blue CS, Black ink, Dutch Blue ink, Dutch Blue sparkles, Dream Big Stamp set
Other-black ribbon
I hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

No Lion, Your the Best

Isn't this lion just super cute? I am really enjoying the bright and cheery color combo of this card.
I hope everyone has a great Holiday weekend, I know I will......I have Monday Off!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Sunflower CS, Sunflower ink, desert sand ink, Moonstruck ink, Clover meadow ink, pattern paper from Animal Cookies paper pack, sunflower ribbon, foam squares, Life is a jungle stamp set, It's a Zoo stamp set

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tea For Two (GSS Honorable Mention)

My obsession with tea grows.

I made this cute little Tea for Two Kit to submit to the Guest Star Stamper monthly contest at Papertrey Ink. Yesterday Nicole featured my project on her blog for Honorable mention! You can see that here. I think she really liked my frog tea infuser the most. I used one of the templates from Papertrey Ink to make the hold. As a template creator, I really like these, because you just put your cardstock in the printer and the fold and score lines print right on it.

Supplies from CTMH-Sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Sweetleaf ink
From Papertrey Ink-Tea for Two stamp set, timeless template, take a bough stamp set, glass bags
Other-ribbon, circle punch

Thursday, May 21, 2009

CPS sketch and a Big Thank You!

This is my card for this week's sketch over at CPS. A few weeks ago I won a prize on the CPS blog. I received a big package of goodies in the mail one day. In it was these sheets of cut out felt in a few different colors. I have really been into felt these days, so I had to give it a try. It was easy to cut and had a sticky back, a plus for felt since it is hard to glue down at times.
Supplies from CTMH-Hollyhock CS, White Daisy CS, Garden Green CS, Hollyhock ribbon, hollyhock brads, blush ink, garden green ink, Ambiance stamp set
Other-felt die cut

I was given a Blog Award, by Tresa, Lori, Allison, Mindy and Tammy
and I feel so honored. Thank you ladies, so very much. I am making my list of bloggers to pass the award on to.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Color Chef Challenge

I discovered last week that I had 3 packages of glossy cardstock from CTMH. I decided I need to use some of that up.
For the background I used some sweetleaf re-inker drops between two sheets of wax paper, then "moved" move the ink around with my fingers to get a pattern. Lastly I laid a piece of the glossy cardstock between the two sheets and rubbed it with the brayer.
This is my card for Color chef Challenge over at KJ's Stamp pad.
Supplies from CTMH-Glossy CS, Topiary CS, Sweetleaf CS, White Daisy CS, Sweetleaf reinker, sweetleaf ink, topiary ink, sparkles, dream big stamp set

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Color Me Monday

This is my is my attempt at this weeks Color Me Monday challenge. I started several card, and they end up in the trash. I think it was the blue that was throwing me off. My thread is a slightly different color blue, but it matched fairly well.
For the flower, I used clear embossing powder and then rubbed over the image with sorbet and taffy ink using a sponge.
Supplies from CTMH-Indian Corn Blue CS, Textured White Daisy CS, Sorbet ink, Taffy ink, Indian Corn blue ink, clear sparkle, from me to you stamp set, clear embossing powder, versa mark ink
Other-blue thread

Monday, May 18, 2009

Color Inspiration #52

This is my card for the Color Inspiration #52. What a fun set of colors.
Supplies from CTMH-Heavenly Blue CS, Creme brulee Cs, White Daisy CS, Goldrush ink, Grey ink, Heavenly blue ink, goldrush buttons, heavenly blue ribbon, creme brulee ribbon, foam squares, tree tops stamp set, true happiness stamp set

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May Operation Smile Template

This month's template for Operation Smile is a Double Flip Top Box that will hold standard size cards. The two flip tops meet together creating a wonderful holder for 3-6 cards. The box can have a handle, belly band or just left plain. The card is a pattern from the CTMH new Wishes Book.

The template will be for sale over at
100% percent of the money raised will be donated to Operation Smile.
Here you can see the 2 flip top lids open to show the cards.

The project is made from one sheet of cardstock and a few score lines.

Supplies from CTMH-Smoky Plum CS, Desert Sand CS, Pattern Paper from Bella, Creme Brulee ribbon, smoky plum ink, olive button, olive brads, chipboard flower, hemp, Dainty Thoughts stamp set
Other-scallop punch, hole punch, sandpaper.

The template for this project can be found at

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jungle Book

One of my goals for last week was to finish the baby jungle book. Inside are 6x6 pages with different jungle animals on them. It may be hard to tell in the picture, but I added liquid glass for rippling water.
Supplies from CTMH-Garden Green CS, Dutch Blue CS, Chocolate CS, Olive ink, black ink, assorted markers, foam squares, liquid glass, assorted ribbon, Display Album, Life is a jungle stamp set
Other-assorted ribbon, jungle stamp for stampendous

Thursday, May 14, 2009

More Circle Cards

A few months ago I came across a few of these Circle DVD tins with a clear top. Of course I ordered them, and then quickly forgot I had them. When the CTMH Wishes book came out I all of a sudden knew what to do with those DVD tins.
For the tree branch on the front of the DVD tin I stamped right on the clear part and then used Olive embossing powder on it.
The card is Wishes pattern inner court.
ETA: the dvd tins are from

Supplies from CTMH-pattern paper from Boom-di-ada, Buttercup CS, Olive CS, Colonial white CS, Olive ink, Hollyhock ink, Olive buttons, hollyhock ribbon, Olive embossing powder, versa mark ink, pewter bitty brad, Foam squares
Other-Circle DVD tin

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Color Chef Challenge #6

This is my card for this weeks Color chef Challenge over at KJ's Stamp Pad. I really think the popularity of circle cards is growing! Last week one of my many projects involved a set of bird circle cards that you will see soon. For this card, the front flap of the card is the plaid part, the small circles are attached to the back. I was going to use white faux stitching, but my white gel pen was dried up, so I went for the black.
Supplies from CTMH-Spring Iris CS, Lilac Mist CS, Buttercup CS, pattern paper from Let's get together, pattern paper from Emporium, white ribbon, white floss, sweetleaf buttons, Spring Iris ink, black pen, Thank you stamp set
Other- circle cutter, circle punch, flower die cut

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Color Me Monday

The CEO of Close to My Heart, Jeanette Lynton , has started a Monday Color challenge. Last week was the 1st one. This week she picked a wonderful group of colors. I really enjoy color challenges, and I think they are my favorite thing about blogging. I made this really cute bird house that can hold candy or a small gift. I found the template here.

Here you can see the perch that I created by rolling a 3/4" strip of cardstock and then attaching it with a glue dot.
I also used removable glue dots to attach one side of the roof, so I can add a little treat later.
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Vanilla Cream CS, Juniper CS, Juniper ink, Desert sand ink, hemp, Jun word puzzle stamp set, Thank you stamp set, colored pencils
Other-ribbon, pearls circle punch

Monday, May 11, 2009

CPS Sketch #115

You will be glad to know I finished my long list of things to do, and made several projects including a brand new template for Operation Smile. That will be posted on Saturday.
When I saw the rings on this sketch I knew I wanted to use the Connections stamp set. I have had that set for a while, but haven't used but one or two stamps from it. Be sure to check out all the other entries over at CPS

Supplies from CTMH-Crystal Blue CS, White Daisy CS, Pattern paper from Emporium, Crystal Blue ink, Twilight ink, Crystal blue brad, paper flower, Connections stamp set, Say it with Style stamp set

Monday, May 4, 2009

Taking the Week Off

My list of obligations this week far exceeds what time is available. I promise to be back on Monday with all new great projects! Have a great week!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring Fling Challenge

Over at Nichole Heady's Blog is the Sr. Design Teams Spring Fling Challenge. This is my card for her challenge. I soon as I saw the image chosen by Becky, I fell in love with the colors. I knew that I wanted to use that spotted pillow as my inspiration.
Since I have been so Tea obsessed lately I bought myself the Papertrey Tea for Two set. I haven't had time to use it until now.
I really wanted my tea pot image to have a think glossy look like a real tea pot, but it doesn't show well in the picture. I used clear embossing powder to give the pot a glossy effect, and I layered the powder about 5 times to get it thick.

Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, White Daisy CS, Buttercup CS, Black ink, Tulip ink, buttercup ink, Olive ink, Olive ribbon, Clear embossing powder, Tickled pink stamp set.
Other-Tea for Two stamp set from Papertrey ink, Take a bough stamp set
Today is National Scrapbook Day, and I am spending the day with good friend doing just that! I hope you are scrapbooking as well! Happy Scrapbook Day and Have a great weekend--

Friday, May 1, 2009

Stamp Kissing Mother's Day Card

Wasn't yesterdays Blog Hop super fun? If you are joining us late for the blog hop, be sure to see my post below for my project using new Felt flowers!

This card features 2 tone stamp kissing. For the "MOM" I used tulip ink on the small flower and then pressed it against the letters that were pre-inked in Sorbet. Lastly I stamped my image.

Supplies from CTMH-Evensong pattern paper, sorbet CS, Tulip CS, Tulip ink, Sorbet ink, paper flowers, olive button, olive ribbon, clear sparkles, colonial white CS, May word puzzle stamp set, Rustic Alphabet stamp set

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