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

Monday, November 17, 2008

Clear bookmark

Here is a bookmark I made last month, but am just now getting around to posting it. The idea came from Tresa Black, she handed these out at convention as door prizes in her extravaganza booth. I didn't win one, but I just loved the look of it. She was kind enough to email me the directions for the bookmarks. It's very hard to tell, but the book mark is made with a clear piece of plexy glass. The back side is stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. The front is stamped with staz-on ink. Lastly I dipped the edges in mod-podge and then sprinkled with pink glitter.
(Supplies from CTMH-White embossing powder, Western flourishes stamp set, friendship alphabet stamp set, Black staz on ink, watermark ink
Other-plexy glass, glitter, mod-podge, pink and white ribbon)

I had the hardware store cut the plexy glass for me, and then I used the drill press at home to create the holes in the top.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November Operation Smile Project-Christmas Tag Set

Were you getting tried of seeing Thanksgiving? Well how about Christmas? This is my Project for Operation Smile for November. Each month I am creating a template and a project specifically for the cause! Both the project and the template are for sale at my Etsy store with 100% of the proceeds going to Operation Smile.
If you look to the right side of my blog, you can see how much money we have raised thus far. I have a really large goal, but I know with your help we can do it.
For this project and the template visit

Here is a close up view of the box. For the flap I used liquid glass and prisma glitter to create the snow.

The finished box measures
4.5" x 10"

This is a picture of the box open, along with the Christmas gift tags.
I used Velcro dots for the box to closure, but you could also use magnets or even ribbon ties.

The project contains
8-Large Square tags
10-Small circle tags
48-sticky tags(made w/address labels)
3-Folding Mini Card Tags

Here is a top view of the box with the tags inside.

If you are not into the Christmas theme, what about a Birthday set?
Or I am even planning on doing one with out the compartments inside and just using it to hold long skinny cards!

Once again if you would like the template to make this project or the templates from past projects-visit

All supplies from CTMH-Blush CS, White Daisy CS, Blush ink, embroidery floss, Liquid glass, Prisma Glitter, edge distresser, December Word Puzzle stamp set, Feathery Flakes stamp set, It's a Party Stamp Set
Other-Circle punches, Velcro dots, Avery address labels

Friday, November 14, 2008

Last of the Thanksgiving cards

Here are the last two cards I made using the random stamp sheet of Cardstock. I notice now in the picture that I haven't finished coloring in the image, guess I need to go back and do that!
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Autumn Terracotta CS, Autumn Terracotta ink, Olive ink, Vineyard berry ink, Chocolate brads, clear embossing powder, sanding kit, assorted markers, November Word puzzle stamp set, watermark ink,Chocolate ink,
Other-ivory ribbon

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Count your Blessings

Here are two more cards for Thanksgiving. I made on sheet of Cardstock with the leaves on it. I then used the one sheet of random stamped paper to make 9 cards.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Chocolate CS, Olive CS, Autumn terracotta CS, Olive ribbon, Chocolate ink, Autumn terracotta ink, Vineyard berry ink, Olive ink, sanding kit, November word puzzle stamp set, clear embossing powder, watermark ink
Other-cream ribbon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanksgiving Card

If you haven't figured it out-I love the November Word Puzzle stamp set!
Supplies from CTMH-Free Spirit Pattern Paper, Autumn terracotta CS, Indian Corn Blue CS, Colonial White CS, edge distresser, Chocolate ribbon, Chocolate ink, sanding kit, November word Puzzle stamp set, assorted markers, bitty brads

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanksgiving Cards

These are the cards from my Thanksgiving Card Class-if you have the CTMH Originals book, you can find the pattern for these cards on pages 22-26.
Supplies from CTMH-Olive CS, Vineyard Berry CS, Colonial White CS, Autumn Terracotta CS, Chocolate ribbon, White hemp, fancy cut tags, Chocolate mini medley accents, Vineyard berry ink, Olive ink, Autumn terracotta ink, Chocolate ink, November Word Puzzle stamp set, sanding kit, stylus, craft knife, watermark ink, clear embossing powder, assorted markers

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessing Box

I saw a Thanksgiving Blessing Box over at this site, I thought I would give it a try.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Autumn Terracotta TCS, Chocolate Ribbon, Hemp, Olive ink, Vineyard Berry ink, Autumn Terracotta ink, watermark ink, clear embossing powder, Chocolate ink, November Word Puzzle stamp set, colored pencils, Bamboo marker, Autumn terracotta marker, Buttercup marker, Olive marker, Tulip Marker, silver charm, clear cello bag
Here is what the poem says-
Blessing Mix
The Bugles are a symbol of the Cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
The Pretzels represent arms folded in Thanks & Prayer.
The Candy Corn reminds us that during the first winter, the pilgrims were allowed only five kernels of corn per day
because the food was scarce.
The Fruit is a reminder that Thanksgiving is the celebration
of the harvest.
The Peanuts represent seeds, the potential of the bounteous
harvest of the next season if they are planted & well-tended.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Album Contest Page

This is the last set of pages from my Album for Convention. click the picture fro a larger view.

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Thank yous

These are some of the cards I made while spending time at the hospital. We need lots of Thank yous for all the people that came by, brought food and sent flowers.
Supplies from CTMH-Sarsaparilla Paper Packet, Twilight ink, Desert Sand ink, Black ink, Barn red ink, Olive ink, Olive CS, Craft knife, Cottage floral stamp set, foam squares, For every occasion stamp set, Say it with style stamp set, Shinning Star stamp set, edge distresser

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hello with Rub-ons and watercolor pencils

This is my entry for the CTMH rub-on artwork contest- it's a lot like this card. I just love this large rub-on flower.
supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Clover Meadow CS, Ocean CS, Clover Meadow ink, Ocean ink, watercolor pencils, foam square, Western flourishes stamp set, Say it with style stamp set, edge distresser, Black Rub-ons

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Too much detail....

This card has way more detail to than I am use to doing. Mostly the sewing!!! Like I have said before, there is a reason I don't use the sewing machine on fabric, I think it might fall apart! My stitches are so loose, and then I adjust the sewing machine and they are way to tight. I think I need lessons, or I should just stick to paper!
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Desert Sand CS, Pattern Paper from Sarsaparilla, Desert Sand ink, Twilight ink, Twilight ribbon, foam squares, bitty brads, scallop scissors, piercing tool, Treasure Life Stamp set, Annotations stamp set
Other-sewing machine and thread

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Recycle, Re-use Gift Wrap

I thought this was great idea for recycling Newspaper. Make your own unique gift wrap with stamps!
Supplies From CTMH-Colonial White CS, Black CS, Tulip Ink, Sunflower ink, Rustic Flower stamp set, Black ink, Say it with Style stamp set, tulip brad,Colonial White waxy flax
Other-Newspaper, Yellow ribbon

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thinking of You with rub-ons

A really quick card from the CTMH Originals Book. I love this pattern, I have been using it over and over again.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Chocolate rub-ons, Pattern paper from Life's Delights, Blush ink, Spring Iris ink, water brush, booking set stamp set, craft knife

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Go Red Raiders!!

 NCAA College Football Logos for Myspace

Texas Tech beats Texas Longhorns 39-33!! It is good to be a Raider today!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thank You card

I love this color combo, but I don't think the picture does it justice, or maybe it is the screen on my new laptop that is making the colors look off. I used Olive, Twilight and Chocolate.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Twilight CS, Olive CS, Twilight ink, Olive ink, Chocolate ink, foam squares, Olive safety pin, Chocolate ribbon, fancy cut tag, liquid glass, Magic Moments stamp set, Say it with style stamp set