Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Color Me Monday Pinwheel

Until now, I can't ever remember making a pinwheel. I am sure I did when I was little, but as I started putting this card together, I had to do a search for how to make one.

It's raining here again, so I couldn't get out to take a good picture, therefor I think the color is off just a bit.

Supplies from CTMH-Outdoor denim CS, Twilight CS, Colonial White CS, Desert Sand CS, Pattern paper from Emporium, cranberry ink, outdoor denim in, cranberry CS, cranberry brad, holiday red sparkles, sanding kit, because of you stamp set

ETA:I don't know why that line is through the picture, I know my picture didn't have that on it. Must have happened when I up loaded to blogger???? does anyone know why?

Monday, June 29, 2009

One lone Tree

I see them often, a lone tree in the middle of a field, and wonder "has anyone taken this trees picture?" I did an Internet search for lone tree picture, and I do believe that the worlds lone trees have been photographed. My search brought up 173 pages of pictures! (This picture came from that search, I didn't take it)
This is my card for this weeks sketch for CPS.
Supplies from CTMH-Olive CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate CS, Olive ink, Chocolate ink, Tree tops stamp set, True Happiness stamp set, Thank you stamp set, foam squares

And on a side note, I must really be in to trees! A lot of my projects lately have them on them, so beware!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

a "love"ly Tree

This project is made from a lunch sack, the mini kind. The section with the tree is attached with Velcro to create a closure for the bag.

Supplies from CTMH-Desert Sand CS, Hollyhock CS, Colonial white CS, Hollyhock buttons, hollyhock ink, desert sand ink, hollyhock ribbon, pattern paper from Notebook, corner rounder, tree tops stamp set, chipboard heart, foam squares, hemp

other-lunch sack and Velcro dots

And I found this video, I know for me Michael Jackson was a big party of my younger years in grade and middle school. He was a little to freaky later in life for my taste, but I will always enjoy his music.
The moon walk is a true symbol of Michael Jackson and will be around for ages!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Gift Set

Target is really close to my house and so it is my store of choice because of convenience. The problem is the dollar section at the front of the store, well I am weak. There are always things there that I oooh and ahhh over and it's a bonus because they are only a $1.

Like I said I am weak.

I couldn't pass up this bottle of lotion, manicure set and body spritz in the yummy limeade color.

I used a modified template from Papertrey ink to hold all the goodies.

Supplies from CTMH-Key lime CS, Key lime ink, white daisy CS, white daisy ribbon, white Daisy floss, sparkle

From Papertrey ink-green thumb stamp set, template

Thursday, June 25, 2009

These boots were made for walkin....

when I see this image, I think of that song. I have always wanted a pair of boots like that, problem is I am short so they don't look or fit right on me.

So until I grow I will just live vicariously through this stamp set.

Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, Crystal blue CS, Colonial White CS, Black ink, Crystal blue ink, paper flower, crystal blue brad, rhinestone frame, pattern paper form emporium, sponge, Be yourself stamp set
and FYI, we are really busy at work right now trying to get things done before we close for a week. Not much time for commenting on blogs. Promise I am looking though. I will start commenting again soon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No need for a bookmark

In this house is a Kindle. I think the Kindle is the best thing since sliced bread. Why you ask?
When I first got a craft room it was understood that I would share with the books and bookshelves. The books and my craft supplies were starting to collide. I am super happy for the Kindle because that means no more books in my craft room.

I made this bookmark for the Color Me Monday Challenge.
Supplies from CTMH-Creme brulee CS, Juniper CS, Brown Bag CS, Cocoa ink, creme brulee ink, cocoa ribbon, paper flower, pewter brad, rubber brayer
Other-scallop punch

How to make the bookmark-
Cut a piece of Cardstock 3x3"
mark 3 sides in the middle (1.5")
score on the diagonal at the marks
fold to make peak
attach an extra piece of cardstock over the top of the two seams creating a pocket
embellish as desired

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One single flower

The original card I had in mind had 3 crochet flowers on it. Because I chose to make this card 4x4, they wouldn't fit, so I opted for the one flower. I think I am sewing more on my cards these days, the reason.... I found a place for my sewing machine to be out all the time.
Who knows how long that will last, as I am always re arranging my craft room.
This is my card for the Color inspiration challenge. Be sure to go by and see all the entries.
Supplies from CTMH-Grey Wool CS, Autumn terracotta CS, creme brulee CS, pattern paper from Key to my heart,

Autumn terracotta ink, grey wool ink,
autumn terracotta brad, white daisy
crochet flower, From me to you stamp
set, tender tags stamp set
other-grey thread

Monday, June 22, 2009

YOU...make me happy!

This is my card for CPS. I really wanted to do something besides a star for this card, but after a weekend away I was just tired and my mojo wasn't flowing. I stuck with the star image to make it simple.
Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, Colonial White CS, Desert sand CS, pattern paper from Notebook, hollyhock ink, black ink, blush waxy flax, black buttons, black staples, wishing star stamp set

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Drink Set

I made this fun set for the Papertrey ink Guest star stamper contest for June. You can see my original idea here.
I just love how the drink has a two tone affect. Looks just like one of my favorite drinks at red lobster.
Supplies from CTMH-Vineyard berry CS, Keylime CS, Vineyard berry ink, Keylime ink, vineyard berry ribbon
black hemp
Supplies from Paper trey ink-A day at the beach stamp set

Have a great weekend--

Friday, June 19, 2009

4th of July Card Set

I just love 4th of July. The firecrackers and lawn chairs, the warm summer sun and a cold beverage. To me it is summer all wrapped up in one day!
Supplies from CTMH-Blue Ribbon Paper pack, Outdoor denim ribbon, foam squares, gold brads, outdoor denim ink, Indian corn blue ink, cranberry ink, gold photo hanger, honey ink, Lucky stars stamp set

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Carmel cupcake anyone?

Well, I must be a 3 color girl. I have a hard time with color combos of 2 and 4, three just must be my thing.
This is my card for the Color Chef Challenge over at KJ's Stamp Pad. The combo is Bamboo and White. I think the cupcake paper with the scalloped edge and flower looks like a wedding cupcake, so I added best wishes to the bottom.
I stamped the icing in Bamboo ink, but it just wasn't showing up much on the bamboo cardstock. I went over it with one of my copic markers several times to make it darker. Now it looks like carmel. (Copic# E31)
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Bamboo TCS, white daisy CS, bamboo flower, white bitty brad, Bamboo ink, Cupcake sprinkles stamp set, Dainty thoughts stamp set
Other-scallop punch, hole punch, copic marker

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I made these up for a few of the special guest at our Memorial Day party. I think they would make wonderful treats for 4tho of July as well.
Supplies from CTMH-Indian Corn Blue CS, pattern paper from Blue Ribbon, Outdoor denim ribbon, hemp, Outdoor denim ink, July Word puzzle stamp set
Other-life savers, cello bag, staples

(The long fire crackers are Sprees)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Color me Monday

Look at this wonderful set of colors! Jeannette Lynton pick a really fun group of colors for this weeks color me Monday challenge. I made this card in just a few minutes, only because I think the colors go so well together.
Supplies from CTMH-Creme brulee CS, White Daisy CS, pattern paper from Magic Moments, juniper ink, blush ink, hollyhock ink, hollyhock marker, creme brulee ribbon, hollyhock button, June word puzzle stamp set, Thank you stamp set, foam squares
Other-scallop punch

Monday, June 15, 2009

CPS Sketch

I really like this weeks sketch at CPS, its exactly what I think is my style.
I had my August Word Puzzle stamp out creating projects for my Word Puzzle Club so I decided to used the cute little flip flops on my sketch card.

Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Barn red CS, Sunflower CS, Pattern paper from Tinkerin, Sunflower ink, Twilight ink, Twilight ribbon, Barn red edge anchor, colonial white brad, sparkles, August word puzzle stamp set, For every occasion stamp set

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Custom Card Kit

I had seen this wonderful project over at Nicole Heady's blog seveal months back. I saved the files to my computer and finally had time to make one. All of the directions and info can be found here. I purchased the "magizine holder" template at www.papertreyink.com.
I just loved the Creative Basics Animal Cookies paper pack, and knew that if would work well for this project because of it's versitily for birthday, get well, thank you and so on.

Here you can see a few of the cards that I made. I gave this to my friend for her birthday with just a little note telling her to add what ever label she need to the red rectangle.

Here is the holder with all of the labels and stamps

All though there are only 10 card in the set, if you read Nicole's blog she said it could easily hold up to 18 card.
I also created about 30 diffeerend labels for this project. That way she would always find what she needed.
On the right side is a pocket with stamps.

Supplies from CTMH-Dutch Blue CS, Desert Sand CS, Tulip CS, Pattern paper Animal Cookie, Say it in Style stamp set, Tender Tags stamp set, assored ink colors, tulip brads, sunflower waxy flax, whit ribbon, cottage floral stamp set
Other-circle punch, white labels,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Color Inspration challenge

I tried to sew a really nice circle........it started getting messy so I just sewed the whole thing messy on purpose. I am guessing if it's a perfect circle then it wasn't done on the sewing machine? If you know how to sew a circle on the sewing machine you should be giving some lesson!!!
A fun color combination this week at kwerner designs.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldush CS, Ocean CS, White Daisy CS, Ocean Ink, Sweetleaf ink, Heavenly blue ink, Goldrush ink, bamboo ink, sweetleaf button, heavenly blue button, goldrush button, foam squares, say in with style stamp set, Aspiration stamp set, corner rounder
Other-thread, circle punch, sewing machine, blue ribbon

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fluffy Dresses...

A sweet young lady I know recently had her 8th grade banquet, her 1st boy/girl dance. I was lucky enough to get to take a few photos of her before she headed off to the big party. I made this card for her, wishing her luck.
(I will post the pictures, if her mom says it's OK)
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Crystal blue CS, Tickled Pink pattern paper, black ink, crystal blue ink, twilight ink, black ribbon, Be yourself stamp set

To get the ruffle look on the dress, I stamp and cut out each piece of the dress, the curled the edges with the piercing tool and my finger

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Color Chef Challenge

This weeks challenge over at KJ's Stamp Pad is Black and White with a color of your choice.
You can never go wrong with Black, White and Pink!!
Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, White CS, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock ink, Black ink, Nature's Ambiance Rub-ons, Hollyhock brads, With Love Stamp set
Other-flower punch

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Color Me Monday

Be sure to get by Jeanette Lynton's blog and check out the wonderful creations she made with this wonderful color combo. I really wish I had used something else for the stem and leaves. Like maybe rick-rack?
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Tulip CS, Twilight CS, Twilight ink, sweetleaf ink, tulip ink, sweetleaf ribbon, sweetleaf button, twilight brads, foam squares, tickled pink die cuts, tickled pink stamp set, friendship word puzzle stamp set.

And I want to Thank all of you who stop by my blog everyday! And a Big Thank you to those of you leave comments, I look at several blogs everyday, and I wish I had the time to comment on every single one, every single day. I don't think I would get any of my work done. So...Thank you. You are "True Friends" in the blogging world.

Monday, June 8, 2009

CPS Sketch

This is my card for the sketch at CPS. I think I have found my new favorite stamp set. CTMH's July Stamp of the Month, You've got Flair. If you haven't planned to get this one, put it on your list.All of the designs are fabulous and it is perfect for coloring with markers!Supplies from CTMH-Hollyhock CS, Sunflower CS, Colonial White CS, Magic Moments pattern paper, Cocoa ink, Sunflower marker, hollyhock marker, sweetleaf marker, blue colored pencil, hollyhock brads, foam squares, Thank you stamp set, you've got flair stamp set

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Father's Day Wallet

I watched this video on how to make this creative idea. I plan to fill mine with differnt gift cards for meals, ice cream and snacks.
Supplies from CTMH-Cocoa CS, Cocoa ink, Black CS, Black pen, piercing tool, foam squares, World's Best Dad Stamp Set

Friday, June 5, 2009

A gift of Ties

It's really had to tell in the photo, but there are 2 ties in this coffee bag. The glare and color of the ties makes it hard to see.
I stamped the ties all over this coffee bag, and let me tell you, because the bag was glossy it took a lot of patients. In fact there is a big boo-boo under the origami folded shirt.
If you want to make you own folded shirt, just search youtube, there are several videos.
Supplies from CTMH-Barn Red CS, Dutch Blue CS, Colonial White CS, pewter brads, perter concho, hemp, June Word Puzzle, Worlds best Dad stamp Set, Barn red ink, Dutch Blue ink, Pattern paper from Animal Cookies
Other-coffee bag from paper trey ink.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My House, My Rules

Not so long ago I worked on a this card for submission. The theme was "things dad says" in honor of Father's day. I picked up this sheriff's badge at the toy store and knew it would work perfect on this card.

Supplies from CTMH-Sarsaparilla pattern paper, Chocolate ribbon, Twilight CS, Colonial White CS, Black ink, Sans letters, Computer font. Other-sheriff badge

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Color Chef Challenge

I am not sure the colors are true in this picture, the cranberry looks a little orange to me. We finally got a little rain here, and I couldn't go out and get a picture. I waited and waited for it to stop, but as of this morning it is still raining just a bit. This picture will just have to do.
This card is for the Color Chef Challenge at KJs Stamp Pad.
Supplies from Close to my Heart-Honey Textured CS, white daisy CS,Cranberry CS, sanding kit, Black CS, Honey ink, cranberry ink, cranberry buttons, treasured life stamp set, for every occasion stamp set, black ink

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Color Me Monday

Well I tried....
to get Heavenly Blue in the card, but no matter what it did it didn't look right. I tried a circle under the twilight brad, blue shadows on the red dots, blue ribbon and a few other things but I just couldn't get it to look right.
So I am one color short....
Supplies from Close to My Heart-Grey wool CS, Cranberry CS, Colonial white CS, cranberry ink, cranberry ribbon, grey wool ink, twilight brad, foam squares, spot on background stamp, friendship blessing stamp set

Monday, June 1, 2009

CPS Sketch

I think this week's sketch for CPS is very close to the sketch from last week. Circles are so popular right now and I am loving that.
Supplies from CTMH-Creme Brulee CS, Desert Sand CS, Pattern paper from Bella, paper flowers, creme brulee ribbon, creme brulee brad, garden green felt flowers, Thank you stamp set, desert sand ink, smokey plum ink

It may be hard to tell in the photo, but the top part of this card is tucked under the flower creating a flap for the card.