Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Look at all that Bling....

and that pink couch! I don't think I ever met anyone who really had a pick couch. I have seen them on TV or movies. It would never work in my house.
Supplies from CTMH-Bubblegum CS, Black CS, Bubblegum ink, black ink, white Daisy CS, foam squares, rhinestone frames
From Papertrey ink-on my couch stamp set
Other-zebra pattern paper

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A set of Mushrooms

This card is so easy. I know lots of paper crafters who shy away from sewing, but it really easy if you sew crooked on purpose!! This card is for the Color me Monday challenge over at Jeanette Lyntons Blog. Be sure to go by and check out her great projects. She made a wonderful home decor item and some great cards with the little houses stamp set.
Supplies from CTMH-garden green CS, Colonial White CS, Cocoa ink, holiday red rhinestones, Thank you stamp set, hello there stamp set, cranberry ribbon

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hello little dragonfly...

What a fun sketch this week for Unscripted Sketches! I got creative yesterday and add lots of stuff to this card. One of my favorite things lately is to use pattern in unlikely combos. For example I used the CTMH Grace pattern paper and added Garden Green CS and Garden green felt.
Be sure to go by Unscripted Sketches and check out all the samples for this sketch.

Supplies from CTMH- Grace pattern paper, Garden Green CS, Cocoa brads, Cocoa ink, Felt dragonfly, colonial white ribbon, colonial white floss, sanding kit, for every occasion stamp set

In addition I also created a match envelope using one of those envelopes for CDs. The idea came from this post.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Halloween Treat Containers

It's that time of the year, Halloween! For us paper crafters that means finding cute ways to package up the Halloween candy!
These boxes can hold up to 3 of this square type chocolate candies.
To find the pattern for the box click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2009


You only thought I was done with all the tree cards! This card is really simple and can be completed in minutes.
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Olive ink, Chocolate ink, olive brads, olive buttons, Tree tops stamp set, true happiness stamp set, chocolate rub on letters.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Get well Card

Just a simple "feel better soon" card. I used some felt buttons and rhinestones to jazz it up.
Supplies from CTMH-Key to my heart pattern paper, tulip CS, Colonial White CS, Creme brulee ink, tulip ink, creme brulee ribbon, tulip felt buttons, ambiance stamp set, say it with style stamp set, confidential stamp set, clear sparkles

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hey there Cupcake!

I found some cards in a folder that I hadn't showed you yet. So I am taking a brake from the Fall cards to show this summer cupcake card.
supplies from CTMH-Buttercup CS, Sweetleaf textured CS, Hollyhock CS, Colonial White CS, Buttercup ink, Sweetleaf ink, bamboo ink, hollyhock ink, hollyhock ribbon, white daisy flower, pewter brad, foam square, spot on back ground stamp set, cupcake sprinkles stamp set
piercing tool, prisma glitter, liquid glass
Other-scallop punch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Grandmother's Couch

I kid you not, the color of this couch is the exact color of my grandmother's couch. Green. It was in the same place forever, I sure because it was so heavy. I remember it well, because for years it was also in my sisters house(also in the same place forever).
My grandmother had a style for bold colors and could always make something match, sorta like these red pillows.
This is my card for this weeks Color me Monday Challenge. Be sure to go by Jeanette's Blog and see all of her really nice projects with the color combo.

For the circle pillow I used a scrap chipboard circle with a brad through it. I also used the piercing tool to add a few lines to it. The stamp set comes with a oval circle, that I stretched out on the block to create the rug. One of the many benefits of clear unmounted stamps is the ability to reshape them.
Supplies from CTMH-Emporium pattern paper, New England Ivy textured CS, Colonial White CS, Desert Sand CS, Cranberry CS, New England Ivy ink, Desert sand ink, sweetleaf ink, cranberry ink, pewter bitty brads, foam tape, blending pen, chipboard circle, Welcome home stamp set

Monday, September 21, 2009

A new sketch site for me

I have decided to change it up a bit for a while. Instead of the sketches I have been doing on Mondays, I have decided to start doing the sketches at Unscripted Sketches site. Here is my card for this weeks sketch.
Supplies from CTMH-Twitterpated paper pack, chipboard button, hemp, sorbet cardstock, chocolate ink, dainty thoughts stamps set
other-thread , circle punch

Saturday, September 19, 2009

How I love Fall

This past weekend was the perfect fall weekend. The weather never got over 75 degrees, it's Texas Tech football season and I spent the weekend with a house full of guest; with a awesome trip to the corn maze.

This project is a simple paper sack gift bag. (The white paper sack is trimmed down square in size)

supplies from CTMH-Vineyard berry CS, Twilight CS, Colonial White CS, Olive CS, Barn red brads, paper leaves, hemp, olive ribbon, November word puzzle stamp set, olive ink
Other-nestiblities die cuts, foam squares, paper sack, slot punch

Have a wonderful weekend. Hope fall is coming to a town near you soon!

Friday, September 18, 2009

a rainbow of color

Sometimes I look through all my pattern paper, and don't find what I am looking for. When that happens I love to use stamps to create my own pattern paper. And by using the same stamp it's easy to create a fun and simple card.
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Colonial White CS, Tulip ink, Goldrush ink, Sunny yellow ink, olive ink, outdoor denim ink, outdoor denim ribbon, spot on background stamp set, dainty thoughts stamp set

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Magnolia Tree

When I see this card it reminds me of the Magnolia tree. Of course this really looks nothing like the magnolia tree, but the big white flowers sure make me think of it as one.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Pattern paper from Tinkerin, Topiary ink, Chocolate ink, White pearl paint, white flowers, rhinestones, white hemp, topiary button, tickled pink stamp set, dainty thoughts stamp set

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

So Much ribbon

I have seen a lot of projects with gathered ribbon and even paper lately. I really like the look of ruffles, especially with paper. What an easy and affordable way to add just a little something to a project.
Supplies from CTMH-chocolate CS, White Daisy CS, chocolate ink, creme brulee ink, hollyhock ink, creme brulee ribbon, hollyhock twill, Tree tops stamp set, true happiness stamp set, pattern paper from Bella, prisma glitter
Other-brown ribbon, heart sticker, staples

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall fog....

There is a thick fog in the air today, meaning Fall is on it's way. It also leads to me wanting to stay in bed this morning. This week over at Jeanette Lynton's Blog she has featured a lot of fall projects. Including a template for a tag, so besure to go by her blog and take a look.
Supplies from CTMH-pattern paper from Emporium, Goldrush CS, Colonial White CS, Cocoa ink, Autumn terracotta ink, sweetleaf ink, cocoa edge anchor, olive waxy flax, foam squares, november word puzzle stamp set, grow with love stamp set

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hello There

This week over at CPS they have a great sketch. I am really into the fall colors and the fall patterns right now.
Supplies from CTMH-Twitterpatted pattern paper, Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Desert Sand ink, Sweetleaf marker, sorbet ribbon, chocolate felt shapes, Hello there stamp set, liquid glass
other-4x4 envelope from papertrey ink

You might also notice that I made a matching envelope. I even covered the envelope flap with matching paper.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Western Baby Tag Album

A few weeks ago I posted this Acrylic Album for a friend who was having a baby(in fact she had that baby this week, congrats Kassi!) I also have another Friend who is due at the end of next week. This album is for her.
I used a lot of different products, mostly Close to my Heart. If you want to know about something just send me an email.

This album is made from the CTMH bragin Tag Album.
Here a a few of the inside pages.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome Baby

This card was for a recent Paper Crafts challenge-use 3 items only (besides cardstock, adhesive and cutting tool) I used Stamps, ink and waxy flax.
Supplies from CTMH-Desert Sand CS, Cocoa ink, Sunflower ink, Colonial White CS, Welcome baby stamp set, giggle letters stamp set, wishing star stamp set, blush waxy flax

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Miss U

Ever since I discovered letter stamps, I have neglected letter stickers. For this card I used white letter stickers and added my own color ink to them. I used intense color at the top of the letter sticker and then faded down, leaving the bottom white. I also used white ink for distressing.
Supplies from CTMH-Barn Red CS, Hollyhock CS, Buttercup ink, White Daisy ink, Hollyhock ink, Olive ink, Chipboard U, color ready alphabet

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This card is for this weeks Color Me Monday Challenge over at Jeanette Lyntons Blog. Be sure to go by and check out the projects she made using the color combo. She features a wonderful Back to school survival kit.

Supplies from CTMH-Honey CS, Outdoor denim CS, white Daisy CS, Autumn Terracotta ink, outdoor denim ink, chocolate ink, corner rounder, adhesive pearl, Thank you stamp set, delightful things stamp set

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


The dandelion image on this card is stamp on velum in versa mark ink and sprinkled with white embossing powder. The picture really doesn't do it justice. This card is for this weeks sketch at CPS, be sure to go by and check out all the other ideas.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial white CS, Cocoa CS, velum, pattern paper from twitterpatted, hemp, clear ink, white daisy embossing powder, chocolate ink, sorbet ink, foam squares, treasures stamp set

Monday, September 7, 2009

Owl Miss you...he he he!

Get it? "Owl" miss you! Ok, that was lame, but after I typed it I laughed!
Supplies from CTMH-Sweetleaf CS, White Diaisy CS, Twilight CS, Twilight ink, cocoa ink, hollyhock ink, sweetleaf ink, orange marker, hollyhock marker, prisma glitter, rhinestones, your a hoot stamp set, true happiness stamp set, cottage floral stamp set, for every occation stamp set

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I ready an article recently about writing down all the things that you are grateful for everyday. I really thought it was such a great idea and decide to create a class around the idea.
If you are in the Lubbock area, join me for this class on September 26th. You can find all the details here.
Supplies from CTMH-Twitterpated pattern paper, sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, sweetleaf ink, sorbet ink, sorbet ribbon, Thank you stamp set, sans letters stamp set, Many thanks stamp set
Other-composition book, pen, beads
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bling! Bling!

After I made this card, there was glitter EVERYWHERE, and I mean everywhere! It was even on poor little Dixie the pug. I tried to get a good photo, but the glitter on the vase still doesn't show well.
For this project I added a glob of liquid glass to the flowers and the vase and then spread it out with a paint brush. Then I covered it with glitter.
Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, White Daisy CS, sweetleaf CS, Bubble gum ink, sunny yellow ink, dutch blue ink, blush brad, sunny yellow brad, With love stamp set, say it with style stamp set, foam squares
Other-scallop punch

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary

I wish I had something of importance to tell you today, but I don't!! Me with out something to talk about is rare!!

Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, Colonial White CS, Sweetleaf CS, Black ink, Sweetleaf ink, Black button, Say it with style stamp set, Treasure life stamp set, Aspiration Stamp set

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The door is always open

This week over at Jeanette Lyntons blog is a super fun set of Color for the Color me Monday challenge.
I created this card using the new stamp set Neighborhood. I just love these little houses.
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Crystal Blue CS, Sweetleaf CS, pattern paper from Jingle, crystal blue ribbon, holiday red button, white hemp, crystal blue ink, sweetleaf marker, tulip ink, tulip bitty brads, desert sand ink, neighborhood stamp set, welcome home stamp set, liquid glass

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Project in Holiday Cards & More

Besides my bookmark, this issue is full of great gift ideas-really! Pick up a copy if you can, and look for my project on page 119.