Saturday, February 28, 2009

Birthday Candy Treat Tin

I made this for my cousin's birthday coming up. I think it is fun and cheery.
supplies from CTMH-Orange CS, Clover meadow CS, White Daisy CS, Hydrangea ink, Holiday Red ink, Clover meadow ink, corner rounder, prisma glitter
Limitless labels stamp set from Papertrey ink.
Other-White labels, life savers, metal tin

Friday, February 27, 2009

Color inspiration Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks color challenge. I have a really hard time with that many colors and of course I am not sure that my CTMH colors match all that well. I went for the Magic Moments paper pack and did my best.

Supplies from CTMH-Magic Moments pattern paper, Indian Corn Blue CS, Goldrush CS, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock ink, Cocoa ink, Sweetleaf ink, Gold rush buttons, With love stamp set, Code it stamp set,
Other-Brown ribbon form target

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Easter Treats!

I received a package of Starburst in one of my Valentine treats, and while working on my Easter cards from yesterday I thought that could make a little matchbook to hold them.
I colored each of the images different with colored pencils, I think I like the grey bunnies best.
The measurements are 3x7.5"
Score at .75", 4", and 4.25". I used staples at the bottom (and you can see that I didn't line them up very good.) to close the flap, but you could use ribbon or even brads.

I used glue dots to attach the Starburst and covered them with a little square of Cardstock.
Supplies from CTMH-Lilac Mist CS, Buttercup CS, Black ink, colored pencils, bamboo ink, Colonial White CS, Lilac mist ink, Sweetleaf ink, Bunny love stamp set, Kindred spirits stamp set, April Word puzzle stamp set, Buttercup ink
Other-staples, candy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Easter Cards

I couldn't resist these cute little bunnies in the current CTMH catalog. I just love the one with the hat and flowers. Making these cards made me so ready for spring! All are 4x4
Supplies from CTMH-Sunny Yellow CS, Baby pink CS, Dutch blue CS, Baby Pink ribbon, Bubblegum marker, sunny yellow marker, Dutch Blue marker, Dutch Blue ribbon, prisma glitter, Bubblegum ink, Bamboo marker, liquid glass, pink paper flower, pewter bitty brad, blending pen, sanding kit, Bunny Love stamp set
Other-yellow ribbon, scallop punch

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stamp It! Cards

Well, it is finally on the news stands! I have 2 cards in this issue, but I can only post one. It was a tough choice, but since I love the Puppy Love stamp set I picked this one. (This one is on page 40)
You can also see my Anniversary card on page 21.
The special issue is full of great ideas, get yourself a copy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

CPS Sketch Little Bird

Here is my card for this weeks CPS Sketch. I really enjoyed this sketch, I think it can be used over and over. When I saw the branch on the sketch I knew that I wanted to use the branch from the CTMH rub-ons. To make the nest, I cut long small strips of cardstock and then crinkled them up. I use several glue dots to attach the nest.

Supplies from CTMH-Crystal Blue TCS, Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS,Honey CS, Chocolate ink, Crystal Blue ink, Honey ink, Blending pen, Sanding kit, rub-ons from Love Story, Crystal Blue brads, Stylus, glue dots.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thinking of You Cards

I needed a couple of cards for some special people that are going through some heart breaking stuff this week. I quickly made these, so I could get them in the mail right away. The 1st card has a 3-D flower on it that I saw how to make here. I must say that mine doesn't look near as good as the original, but it will work.

Supplies from CTMH-Garden Green CS, Olive CS, Colonial White CS, Olive ink, Key to my heart stamp set, Say it in Style stamp set, Garden green snap.

Supplies from CTMH-Sorbet CS, Colonial White CS, Sorbet ink, Key to My Heart stamp set, Sorbet brads, For every occasion stamp set
Other-flower punch

Friday, February 20, 2009


These are the other 2 cards I made for Papertrey's Guest Star Stamper Challenge-

Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Chocolate CS, Chocolate ink, Chocolate ribbon, clear embossing ink, clear embossing power,
Supplies from Papertrey Faithful friends stamp set

Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, White Daisy TCS, Sorbet CS, pattern paper from key to my Heart, Juniper ink, sorbet ink, bamboo ink, liquid glass, sparkles, Sorbet ribbon,
From Papertrey ink-Green thumb stamp set

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Color Challenge & happy news!

Here is my card for this weeks Color Challenge over at I am really, really enjoying the color combos that she is coming up with.

Supplies from CTMH-Barn Red CS, Olive CS, Colonial White CS, Barn Red ink, Creme brulee ink, Olive ink, Creme brulee ribbon, Connections Stamp set, Today's date stamp set, corner rounder

OK, now for the happy news-Yesterday I posted a St. Pat's day tin and card, and I was featured over at Papertrey ink for my idea! You can visit Nicole's blog here and see it. I am really excited, this was my first time to try! Be sure to see my project below-

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Good Luck

This is a project that I created for Papertrey ink's Guest Star Stamper Challenge. I used some individually wrapped wintergreen live savers to fill the tin. I wrapped them with stamped address labels-
Supplies from CTMH-Sweetleaf CS, Topiary CS, Sweetleaf ink, Topiary ink, Sweetleaf ribbon, White Daisy CS, prisma glitter, sanding kit
Supplies from Papertrey ink-Limitless labels stamp set
Other-address labels, mints

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My blog friend Sparkle always makes these cute little cards card scraplings.
You can see hers here.
What is a scrapling? When you trim a standard size card down to 4x4 you are left with a 1.5 x 4.25" scrap of card-which makes the scrapling. ETA:They can be used as cards, bookmarks or gift tags!
Over the weekend I made some 4x4 Easter cards, and saved the scraplings, and these are what I came up with.
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Cocoa CS, Twilight TCS, prisma glitter, Twilight ink, Cocoa ink, Butterfly wings stamp set
Other-red sticky tape

Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate TCS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink, Garden Green ink, chocolate ribbon, colored pencil, Ambiance stamp set
Creme brulee CS, Sorbet CS, Creme brulee ink, sparkles, metal token, April Word puzzle stamp set, Key to my heart pattern paper, White Daisy CS, Holiday Red CS, Black CS, Holiday red ink, Black ink
Other-black dot ribbon, little lady stamp set from papertrey ink

Monday, February 16, 2009

CPS card Sketch

Here are my cards for this weeks sketch from CPS. Both cards use Martha Stewart Glitter and Glue pad. I will say there is a rainbow of glitter all over my craft room.
I Love this one with the glitter outline-it really pops!
Supplies from CTMH-Topiary CS, Sweetleaf CS, pattern paper from Emporium, March word puzzle stamp set, Topiary ink, Sweetleaf ink,
Other-martha stewart glitter and glue pad, circle punches

As for this one, well the detail in the stamp doesn't show up very good in the glitter. Has anyone used this and have any tips?
Supplies from CTMH-Oudoor denim CS, Creme brulee CS, pattern paper from Aspen, Outdoor denim ink, April Word puzzle stamp set, Easter eggs stamp set, Outdoor denim ribbon
Other-Martha stewart, glue pad

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Feb. Operation Smile Project-Mini Office

Your going to LOVE this months project for Operation Smile!

This template is super easy, and I think it can be turned into lots of other things!

In addition, I have had lots of emails about using the templates for classes, and this one can be used for that too!

Keep reading to find out how to get your copy of the template!

Everything folds up nice and neat inside and can be secured with the optional band!

For the top part of the inside flaps I used the new Confidential stamp set to create some clipboard clamps. I think this would be a good place to write import phone # to places you call often. For me that is where I would write Pizza Hut's number!! The middle section is just a stack of copy paper cut down and attached with a prong and slider from the office supply store.

One the entire mini office opens up, I have added a pocket for stamps, a calendar and a post it note!
I think instead of a mini office, this simple project could be turned into a mini album or a card holder for 5x5 cards and envelopes.

The band and pen are optional-And I decorated the pen to match!
How do you get your Mini Office Template?
Visit my Etsy store at
and for a $1.00 donation to Operation Smile I will email you a PDF of the template and all the pictures!

Supplies from CTMH-Desert Sand CS, pattern paper from Notebook, Bamboo CS, Desert Sand ink, Garden Green ink, Silver ink, Silver Brads, liquid glass, foam Squares, Moments in Time stamp set, Confidential Stamp set, February Word puzzle stamp set, velum
Other-pen, post-it note, copy paper, prong/slider, red sticky tape

Friday, February 13, 2009


Many of you have been emailing me about some where to find the directions for older posts, templates, and operation smile projects. Today I labeled all of my post (364 of them!!!) so you can now find a list on the right side of the page!

PS-A new Operation Smile project is will be posted in the morning!! This one is really easy and useful!

You color my World (Color Challenge

This weeks color challenge from KWerner is a set of colors that make me think of Valentine's Day. I have had this stamp set for a while, bought it just for the "you color my world" sentiment, but keep forgetting that I have it.
I bet I will be using it a lot more now that I remember I have it!
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy TCS, Cranberry CS, Black CS, Grey Flannel CS, Black ink, Grey Flannel ink, Cranberry ink, blending pen, cranberry button, black floss, prisma glitter, Priceless Love stamp set
Other-scallop punch

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friendship is the sweetest flower

This is the last of the felt flowers that I cut with the cuttlebug!
Supplies from CTMH-Vineyardberry CS, Cocoa CS, Creative basics emporium, metal rim tag, sweetleaf button, cocoa ink
Other-Green thumb from papertrey ink, felt, thread

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Try this-Blinds

In a recent newsletter from Paper Craft Planet they gave instructions for a Window Blind Card. I thought their sample was so cute, so I had to give a try. I didn't have the long rectangle die cut, so I had to use the short rectangle. I had fun doing it, and I think you should all give it a try! (If you do, send me a link so I can see!!)

Supplies from CTMH-Emporium Creative Basics paper, Cocoa CS, Vineyard berry CS, Sweetleaf CS, Vineyard berry ribbon, Cocoa ink, Kanji Phrases stamp set

Other-green dot ribbon, nestibilities die cut, staples

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More felt

Remember last week when I was working on all the felt projects, well here is another one. I am not really happy with the bow, but I kept working with it and working with it till I finally just gave up! I think I will take it off and add something different. Who know you might see this card again!
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo textured CS, Staz-on brown ink, intrinsic background stamp set, Code it stamps set

Monday, February 9, 2009

Reach for the Stars

This is my card for this weeks sketch over at CPS. I had out my reach for the stars stamp set and stardust paper packet working on one of my upcoming classes. I decided to used the paper and stamp set for this weeks sketch. I had cut out a large star for the card, when I remembered some chipboard stars that I had. I just love this pattern and the way the card turned out.

Supplies from CTMH-Stardust pattern paper, moonstruck CS, Honey CS, White Daisy CS, sanding kit, edge distresser, Honey ink, Moonstruck ink, chipboard star, Reach for the stars stamp set

Other-scallop punch, blue ribbon

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Special Feature

Crafting runs in the family~~this awesome card showed up in my mailbox this week! Made by my sister! Hi Bev!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Everything

I have always enjoyed the Color feature over at KWernerDesign, but I have never tried one, ( it was one of my goals for 09 to do more challenges) this will be the first of many I hope! Of course the colors are from Stampin Up, so I matched the best I could using CTMH! I first I thought it was such a odd combo that I thought I might have to leave the blue off, but as the stamp pads sat stacked together the combo grew on me.
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Goldrush CS, Goldrush ink, Olive ink, Ocean ink, Creme brulee ink, Olive ribbon, Olive buttons, With love stamp set
Other-flower die cut

Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's in the Bag Challenge

Papertrey Ink is turning 2 and all week there has been something special going on over at Nichole's blog. I quickly made this at lunch today for the It's in the Bag Challenge.
I stamped the bag using CTMH ink and the Recipe Box stamp set. I attached the main image with Liquid glass. I would have liked to sew it on, by my sewing machine has seen it's last days!
So the winner of the It's in the bag challenge will win a $100 gift certificate, I know what I would buy, How about you?
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate ink, Twilight ink, Chocolate CS, White Daisy CS, Twilight CS, Chocolate ribbon, Fancy cut tag, Waxy Flax, blending pen
Supplies from Papertrey ink-Bitty Baby Blessings
Other-canvas bag, baby products

You are Beautiful Card

It is really had to see in this picture, but the white part of the card is actually clear! I used a piece of transparency that I ran through the cuttlebug. (Try clicking on the picture for a better look)
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Crystal Blue CS, pattern paper from Notebook, black ink, crystal blue ink, square sparkles, black marker, Life is beautiful stamp set
Other-brown ribbon, transparency, cuttlebug embossing folder, cuttlebug

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cupcake Cards

This set of Cupcake sprinkles cards will be the main focus of my class this weekend! Each time I create a set of cards from the CTMH Originals book they become my favorite. This set is my current favorite. You can see some of my past favorites here, here and here.
I am currently working on some more sets and they are quickly becoming my next favorite!
Supplies from CTMH-Magic Moments paper pack, Cupcake sprinkles stamp set, Sweetleaf ribbon, Hollyhock buttons, goldrush brads, foam squares, vineyard berry ink, sweetleaf ink, cocoa ink, Indian corn blue ink, sunflower ink

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Felt flower

Awhile back I made this project, and used my cuttlebug to cut the twill fabric and wondered if I could cut felt just as easy? Over the past week I have been working on submissions for publication that had to do with textures. While I was cutting with the cuttlebug I cut out some of these cute flowers.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Vineyard berry CS, Sweetleaf ribbon, Sweetleaf button, Emporium pattern paper, Cocoa ink,
Other-thread, felt, cuttlebug

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cupcake card

This is my card for this weeks CPS sketch. CTMH is having a special this month, and this is the cute little cupcake from the stamp set. I think it looks almost good enough to eat!

I spent all of last week working on projects for submissions, so I don't think I will have anything to show this week. I plan to get in gear tonight and hopefully come up with some things to show you tomorrow.

Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Blush CS, Sweetleaf CS, Chocolate CS, Chocolate ink, liquid applique, pink rhinestones, Blush ribbon, sponge, foam squares, Good Times stamp set