Monday, August 31, 2009


I have really been inspired by all the paper with text on them. They just add something wonderful to projects. The new paper pack from CTMH Grace has a page with typing all over it.
When I started this sketch for CPS, I knew that I wanted to start with that text page and stamp on it. I also like the lace image in the new stamp set called "Delightful Things" that I used at the bottom of the card.
Supplies from CTMH-Grace Paper pack, Cocoa ink, Honey ink, Twilight ink, Twilight marker, Honey marker, Cocoa ribbon, honey brad, foam tape, delightful things stamp set

Saturday, August 29, 2009

DVD Tin Organizer

I created this tin with a special person in mind. Keeping things all together closed up in a tin is such an easy way to organize.
The inside is filled with a calendar, mini sticky notes, a pocket and a jr legal pad.

Supplies from CTMH-Emporium pattern paper, Cocoa CS, cocoa ribbon, crystal blue brads, cocoa ink, sweetleaf ribbon, twilight ink, white daisy CS flowers, twilight brads, Journal spot
Other-dvd tin, clip, calendar and jr legal pad, post it note
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Faux Ribbon

This card is one for the past Paper Crafts 3 item challenge.
My 3 items were-Stamps, Ink and Buttons.
I knew that the card was missing something, but I was out of things to use. I choose to cut a thin strip of cardstock and creating a faux ribbon around the bottom.
Supplies from CTMH-Desert Sand CS, Colonial White CS, Crystal Blue CS, Crystal Blue ink, Desert sand in, Buttercup CS, Buttercup buttons, intrinsic background stamp set
Supplies from Papertrey ink-vintage basket stamp set

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wedding Rings

I will be needing a wedding card soon for a friend. I just love how the chipboard heart on this card just pops out at me. I also love the look of the yellow 1/2 circle-it kinda looks like a sunset to me, although that is not what I was going for!
Supplies from CTMH-Twilight CS, Buttercup CS, Chocolate CS, white rubons, chocolate ink, white brads, white ric-rac, chocolate ribbon, chipboard heart, sorbet ink, colonial white safety pin
other-circle punches, corner rounder

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happily Ever After

One of the past project calls from Paper Crafts Magazine was a challenge for me-the theme was to use only 3 items to make a card-(cardstock, adhesive and cutting tool were given)
Making a card with only 3 other items-think. it what would you use?
For this card my 3 items were:
Pattern Paper, Liquid glass and Rub-ons

Supplies from CTMH-Bella Paper Pack, Buttercup CS, Liquid Glass, chocolate rub-ons

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quick and Easy....

because I need to go play Wii. The color challenge over at Jeanette Lyntons Blog was posted late in the afternoon yesterday, and I needed a quick and easy card.
Supplies from CTMH-Desert Sand CS, Olive CS, Olive ink, indian corn blue ink, Sunflower re-inker, olive button, desert sand marker, white crochet flower

I love the Wii. If you are considering it, get one! We also have ordered Wii Fit, but until it gets here I am using the Boxing as a workout! And let me tell you Wii Boxing is an awesome workout-I am sweating like crazy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Let me say it again...Felt Rocks!

Look at this awesome Felt leaf! A little sneak peak at some new products coming from CTMH. The leaf came plain and I just used a little embroidery floss to add some veins.
All supplies from CTMH-Twitterpatted pattern paper, sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Chocolate ink,sorbet ink, sorbet ribbon, chocolate felt leaf, brown embroidery floss, Hello there stamp set
The wonderful sentiment on this card comes from the Hello there stamp set that is exclusive to my Class (see the flyer at the bottom or check here for details)
To see another card with a wonderful felt deer check out this card from Tresa Black.

This card is for this weeks sketch at CPS. Be sure to stop by and see all the other great cards this week.

If you are interested in the Twitterpated Card Class or Scrapbook class-be sure to contact me today (today is the sign up deadline)to hold your spot. Email me at
(If you can't make the class, ask me about a "To Go" Kit)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Featured on {capture the moment}

This week I had a nice surprise when I visited Nichole Heady's blog. She picked my Get Well Soup idea as one of her top trios! You can see that here.

Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Goldrush CS, Black ink, Creme brulee ink, Goldrush ink
From Papertrey ink-On my couch stamp set
Other-black ribbon, jar

Have a wonderful weekend. I have a class this morning, and then I plan to tackle a mountian of unfinished projects!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't Forget!

Remember last week when I was away from the house all day on Sunday? Well I was at my unit meeting, and we made these! Giant clipboards complete with calendars, notepad and cork board. Everyone one in our unit used different papers and embellishments and they all turned out great!
This item will be up for bid at my open house with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Operation Smile.
Supplies from CTMH-Animal Cookie Level 2 paper pack, Animal Cookies my stickease, white daisy ric-rac, tulip felt, topiary buttons, dutch blue buttons, hemp, organdy ribbon assorted colors, desert sand ink, white daisy die cut flowers, holiday red buttons, solo f, solo o, solo r, solo g, solo e, solo t, chocolate alphabet, my creation art board
other-cork, post-it, tacks, calendar

If you are in the Lubbock area, and would like to attend my open house you will find all the details on this flyer. (Click to enlarge)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stop and smell the flowers....

We have never had squirrels in our yard until recently. Now the east part of town has lots and lots of squirrels. The one who has taken up resident in our trees is somewhat odd. (Maybe all squirrels are and I have just never noticed) It seems to be a bit spastic! I stop and watch it often, it runs and stops then rapidly moves it head around. Jumps strait up and down and then back up the tree like something is chasing it. It is all very amusing.
This bookmark was made for the Papertrey ink guest star stamper contest. I used the branch from the Christmas set and turned it upright to create a tree.
One of the cool things is that I stamp right on the chipboard. The piece was craft colored and matched perfectly.
Supplies from CTMH-Tulip ink, chocolate ink, pondarosa pine ink, cocoa ink, pondarosa pine marker, hemp
from Paper trey ink-take a bough stamp set, forest friends stamp set
other-large eylet, green ribbon

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Little Animals

This coming weekend I will be teaching this class using the super cute Animal cookie stamp set and Animal Cookie paper. These little cards fit perfect in the band-aid tin and are great for gifts or notes in kids school lunches!
Supplies from CTMH- Animal Cookie creative basics paper, tulip CS, desert sand CS, sunflower CS, clover meadow CS, dutch blue CS, desert sand ink, sunflower ink, clover meadow ink, dutch blue ink, soft chalks, white ribbon, liquid glass, white brads, its a zoo stamp set
other-band-aid tin

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Me?...Five Colors!

A very fun color combo from Jeanette Lynton this week: Indian Corn Blue, Tulip, creme brulee and Cocoa. Be sure to drop by her blog and see the awesome card she made with a tree stamp as well.
As most of you know, I am a 3 color kinda girl. 3 just works for me. So I was very surprised when I added a 5th color to the Color me Monday set this week! Just a tad, but I needed my tree tops to be green. I just think this card is super fun with all the colors!
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Tulip CS, Cocoa CS, Creme brulee CS, pattern paper from Magic Moments, key to my heart, Animal cookie, cocoa ink, creme brulee ink, topiary buttons, white daisy ric-rac, foam squares, Tree tops stamp set

Be sure to notice I only used one stamp set-Tree tops. I even used the trunk and treetop to make the sun.
Note: My card was inspired by this card.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A little peek....

of a new stamp set! I used the Everyday celebration card kit stamp set for this weeks sketch over at CPS. The set if full of great images and sayings, but my favorite is this two step cake.
Supplies from CTMH-Moon doggie pattern paper, cranberry CS, Colonial White CS, Cranberry ink, honey ink, desert sand ink, pewter conchos, hemp, prisma glitter, Everyday celebration stamp set

For info on how to get this awesome stamp set contact me at

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH in September we are giving you 3 ways to
get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit for making 16 beautiful cards!
• Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets**(includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between August 18–September 30
• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $400 between September 1–30
• Sign up as a new Consultant between September 1–30
You can also buy as many card kits as you’d like for $39.95 per kit
* Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Limit of one free kit per order. ** Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the
Go™ kits and K-size custom stamp sets not included.
The Kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix® Everyday Celebration Stamp Set
(D-size) (Only available with this kit!)
16 – 4 W" * 5 V" Colonial White Card Bases
16 – 4 W” x 5 V” Colonial White Envelopes
1 – 12" * 12" Dutch Blue Cardstock
1 – 12" * 12" Colonial White Cardstock
4 – 12" * 12" B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Chocolate Distressing Ink
1 – Dutch Blue Distressing Ink
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate
5' – Chocolate Ribbon with Colonial White Stitch
50 – 3-D Foam Squares
1 – Full Color Step-by-Step Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Colonial White,
Dutch Blue, Sweet Leaf
contact me today for you wonderful Everyday Celebration Card kit!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

File Folder notepad

I had a heck of a time getting a picture of this. For one the auto focus was having trouble with all the white, and 2 I was too lazy to change the lens, so the 50mm was had to get it all in.
This "long" note pad is made from CTMH True fit folio. I trimmed the folder into thirds and then stapled copy paper inside. For the outside I added a small calendar and a place to write "to do" things. Added a side holder for a pencil.
Supplies from CTMH-True fit folio, sorbet ink, black ink, black rub-ons, comments stamps set, moment in time stamp set, sorbet ribbon. sorbet CS
other-copy paper, staples, pencil

Friday, August 14, 2009

Little Cowboy Acrylic Album

A really special friend is having a new "little cowboy" real soon and I made this special album for her. I had a lot of fun making it, after every page I would just get really excited about how it was all coming together.

A very special thanks goes out to Tresa Black, she posted an album she made, which was the inspiration for this album. You can see her album here.

All supplies are from CTMH except for some brown ribbon and the feathers. If you have any question just let me know.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pink Zebra Backpack

I don't think backpacks were this cool when I was a kid. If I had to guess I probably had a My little pony backpack. My cousin is starting her student teaching this semester, and I made this for her. I filled it with a few little goodies.
Supplies from CTMH-Bubblgum CS, Black ribbon, black brads
other-zebra paper

If you wanted the pattern for this backpack do a search on Splitcoast stampers, thats where I found it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flower card

I must admit that for the past 2 weeks I have been working hard on submissions for a magazine call and I am glad I am finished. I stopped a few days shy of the deadline, just didn't have it in me any more. And I sent in almost 40 projects, realizing that I may be a little obsessed! LOL! I really enjoyed creating the card for this weeks Color me Monday Challenge at Jeanette Lyntons blog. I think is was the "free" creativity. When you work on submission you are given ideas and guidelines to follow. For the past 2 weeks I have been thinking and working the same. (except for one day that I spent on an acrylic album baby gift that you will see later this week)

Supplies from CTMH-Black CS, Crystal blue CS, heavenly blue CS, Ocean CS, Black ink, Black bitty brads, white daisy CS, heavenly blue ribbon, prisma glitter, flower rub-on, Thanks stamp set,
other-scallop punch

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

using up the rub-ons

This my card for this weeks CPS Sketch-be sure to go by and check it out the sponsor is a CTMH consultant.

Supplies from CTMH-Magic moments paper pack, dutch blue brads, paper flowers, sweetleaf ribbon, white daisy marker, white daisy rub-ons

Monday, August 10, 2009

fluttering by....

Normally on Monday I post the CPS sketch card, but I was away from the house all day yesterday and didn't get to it. So I pulled a card from the back log of stuff I need to show you.
I think this card is a little spring/valentine -ish, but I still think it is a great card.

Supplies frm CTMH-That's amore pattern paper, colonial white CS, Chocolate CS, Blush ink, chocolate ink, versa mark ink, clear embossing powder, blush ric-rack, Butterfly wings stamp set
Be back tomorrow with the CPS sketch and Wednesday with the Color me Monday color challenge.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I always say they are my favorites....

Each time I create a new set of cards for my Card Class w/Originals book they instantly become my favorite. As did this set from the Moon Doggie paper pack and the Extreme happiness stamp set. For this class, we are going in order of the book 5-6 cards at a time.
If you are interested in seeing my current class visit my website at and click on my Calendar.(be sure to head over to September for a peak at some new items from CTMH)
Supplies from CTMH-Moon Doggie Level 2 packet, pewter brads, cranberry ink, sunflower ink, creme brulee ink, olive ink, crochet ribbon, Journey Journaling Spots, extreme happiness stamp set

Friday, August 7, 2009

Keeping with Nature

and trees for this week, I wanted to share with you a card I made special for my sister. She is so sweet and sends me a handmade card every week. I look forward to walking out to the mailbox on Wednesdays, opening the card and smiling at how creative she has gotten. I wanted to send her a little something to thank her (and ensure that I keep getting a card every week)!
I just love the look of a widely branched tree, and CTMH doesn't currently(*wink*wink*) have a stamp with that kind of tree. To overcome this I created my own by trimming thin strips of cardstock and then adding a leaf stamp. I also created a special pocket on the inside to hold the stamp gift.

Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Tinkerin pattern paper, topiary ink, twilight ink, hemp, pearl paint, tickled pink stamp set, june word puzzle stamp set
other-large eyelet

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Others just get wet

I love the saying on the front of the card, and the inside reads "others just get wet". Like I said nature stuff is my new thing, and trees are my favorite.
I made this card for a landscaper friend, I am sure he wasn't very thrilled with glitter, but I thought it was perfect for the rain.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, White Daisy TCS, White Daisy CS, Olive ink, Chocolate ink, Crystal blue ink, liquid glass, prisma glitter, foam squares, because of you stamp set, Treetops stamp set, True happiness stamp set

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You've Got Flair

This card pattern is from the CTMH Wishes pattern book. If you like patterns for cards, then this is the book for you.
Supplies from CTMH-Notebook paper pack, bamboo ink, desert sand marker, crystal blue marker, black ink, You've got flair stamp set

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nature is my new thing

I can't seem to get enough of all the nature items for papercrafting right now. Some of the new thing to come from Close to My Heart are nature related and I can't wait to play with them!
If you are interested in a sneak peek of some new products swing by Jeanette Lyntons blog, she has some cards made with new paper and a wonderful tree stamp.
This little project is recycled from a product tube-bigger brads came in.
Supplies from CTMH-pattern paper from magic moments, topiary CS, Colonial white tag, chocolate ink, sorbet ink, sweetleaf ink, sorbet ribbon, Whooo loves you stamp set, foam squares, bigger brad tube.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Now it's a Christmas Card

When I started this card, I figured it would be a Thank you or Birthday card. It was not till after I pulled out my stamp set with the sentiments on it that I decided on Christmas. As soon as I saw the "Peace on Earth" stamp I knew it would be perfect on this card.
This card is for this weeks sketch at CPS.
Supplies from Close to my Heart-Buttercup CS, Spring Iris CS, Lilac Mist CS, Colonial white CS, Bamboo ink, Lilac mist ink, felt bird, crochet ribbon, pewter brad, say it in style stamp set

Saturday, August 1, 2009


I created this large composition book a while back, I think for one of Papercrafts project calls. Following along with my office supply additions is notebooks and note pads. I would guess that I have about 10-15 spirals laying around and double that in sticky notes, grocery list pads and mini spirals. So of course it is only fitting that I should cover them all right?

Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Cocoa CS, Olive CS, Cranberry ink, Olive ink, Cocoa ink, D chipboard letter, Cocoa ribbon, Olive ribbon, red sparkles, September word puzzle stamp set
Other-binder clip, notebook

Have a great weekend!