Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!!!

Supplies from CTMH-Twitterpatted pattern paper, goldrush CS,Colonial white CS, assorted markers, chocolate ink, colored pencils, chocolate ribbon, goldrush button, hemp
from papertrey ink-Vintage basket stamp set

Friday, October 30, 2009

A glittered Butterfly

It's hard to tell in the photo, but this butterfly is really stunning with all the glitter.
Supplies from CTMH-Twilight CS, Bamboo CS, Colonial White CS, Twilight ink, Cocoa ink, twilight marker, western flourish stamp set, butterfly wings stamp set, prisma glitter, just because stamp set, foam squares
Other-brown ribbon

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A season of blessings

This card was inspired this card on Lisa Johnson's Blog.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Twitterpated pattern paper, chocolate ink, autumn terracotta ink, olive ink, foam squares, chocolate marker, flourished blessings stamp set, holiday hoopla stamp set, key to my heart stamp set

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Celebrate the Occasion-Anniversary

This card is for this weeks Color me Monday Challenge over at Jeanette Lynton's Blog-Be sure to go by and check out the last of her Halloween ideas.
Supplies from CTMH-Smokey plum CS, Sweetleaf CS, Colonial White CS, Black ink, Black ribbon, glitter brads, Everyday celebration stamp set, Simple blossoms stamp set, liquid glass, sanding kit
Other-scallop punch

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pockets are my current thing

I have this thing lately for pockets, pockets for cocoa (you will see those later), pocket cards, pockets in mini albums, I can't seem to get my fill!

These cute images are from the papertrey ink stamp set 2009 autumn tags. I really like the sentiments and images from this set.

Supplies from CTMH-Sorbet CS, Colonial White CS, pattern paper from Twitterpated, chocolate ribbon, chocolate ink, sorbet ink, sweet leaf ink, chocolate edge anchors
From Papertrey ink-2009 Autumn tags, 3x3 envelopes
other-circle punch

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oh no, little squares.....

When I first looked at the sketch for this week at Unscripted Sketches I was in a slight panic.... I have the hardest times with those little squares on cards. I can never seem to figure out what to do on them. For me I always do the same thing....brads.
After I finished the card, I really like the sketch and I think it would be easy to re create over and over!
Supplies from CTMH-Unforgettable pattern paper, juniper CS, Colonial White CS, Sorbet CS, Cocoa ink, sorbet ink, sorbet brads, prisma glitter, flourish blessings stamp set

I was so worried about the little squares I forgot the right side string or ribbon embellishment-oops!

A Blog give away

For those of you in Lubbock or close by, be sure to swing by the A moment in Time Photography Blog and enter in a chance to win a wonderful Christmas package-

PS-this is my 1st post of the day, look for another one coming in a few hours!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby Girl Mini Album

I recently made this album for a gift. I used so many things that I wont list them, but if you have any questions about something just send me an email to

Have a great weekend everyone!

In between each page are page protectors with rub-on for additional pictures.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Stawberry Basket

On a recent trip to the antique store I found several of the vintage strawberry baskets. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I think this fall theme worked out well.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, Colonial white CS, Goldrush ink, Chocolate ink, chocolate ribbon, chocolate dot ribbon, hemp, twill, spooky smiles stamp set
other-slot punch nestiblities die cuts

To get the stripes in the pumpkin, I used the end of a paint brush to draw the lines before I stamped it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Grace Mini Envelope Album

This cute little album is has 4 different pockets that can hold pictures and journaling.
Supplies from CTMH-Grace L2 paper packet, edge anchors, cocoa ink, cocoa button
other-brown ribbon, envelope

To see a video on how to make the album visit this site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Birthday Card

This card is for this weeks color combo over at Jeanette Lynton's blog.
Be sure to go by her blog and look at the wonderful pumpkin shaped treat holders.
Supplies from CTMH-Barn Red CS, Pondrosa pine CS, Colonial White CS, Autumn terracotta CS, Grace pattern paper, goldrush button, bamboo ink, autumn terracotta ink, barn red ink, colonial white ribbon, sanding kit, corner rounder

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Golf Thank you cards

We recently needed "golf" thank you cards in our house. I made this really simple pocket cards using some outdoor pattern paper and a cute golf stamp.
Supplies from CTMH-Back country paper pack, Black ink,olive ink, outdoor denim ink, goldrush marker, olive marker, outdoor denim marker, grey marker, Thank you stamp set, True happiness stamp set, family ties adult stamp set
Other-tab punch

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Sketch

My card for this weeks Unscripted Sketch uses a water color technique that I learned from this video.
(The only difference is that I cut out the flower petals and added them back to the flower with foam squares.)

Supplies from CTMH-Grace paper pack, desert sand ink, brown staz on ink, cocoa brads, life is beautiful stamp set, thank you stamp set, creme brulee reinker, honey reinker
other-watercolor paper, yellow ribbon

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Spiced Tea gift

Last weekend I was for sure we had skipped over Fall and went right to winter. One of my favorite parts of fall and winter is the smell and taste of spiced tea.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Autumn terracotta CS, Colonial white CS, Autumn terracotta ink, chocolate ink, topiary ink, sketch leaves stamp set
other-felt, circle punches

Spiced Tea
1 cup instant tea
2 cup tang
2 cup sugar
1 package of lemonade
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves

Combine and store in an air tight container

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Colors or Spring?

So this weeks color combo over at Jeanette Lyntons Blog was a really great set of Halloween colors. My problem....I have made all the Halloween cards I need plus some that I ended up giving away. So I choose to use the colors in more of a spring (or maybe summer) project.
I created this simple post-it note holder and added some flowers to make it look like a flower pot.

Be sure to go by Jeanettes blog and check out how she used these colors for Halloween projects.

Supplies from CTMH-Orange CS, Citrus Leaf CS, White Daisy CS, Sunny yellow ink, orange ink, black ink, citrus leaf ink, autumn terracotta ink, desert sand ink, foam squares, sparkles, Enjoy the journey stamp set
other-black ribbon, post it note

I did use a little Autumn Terracotta and Desert Sand ink to distress the pot, that way it would look so "orange".

Here are some simple directions:
Note: these are basic and will work with any size post-it.
1. cut a piece of card stock 1" wider than your post it and 2 times plus 1" longer than your post it. (most post its are about 1/2" think, but you may need to adjust the 1" if yours is ticker or thinner)
2. Score in the middle of the long side the width of of your post it. (at this point set your post it inside and look at the bottom, decide if you need to trim you pot.)
3. Using a craft knife cut the slants on the sides of the pot. (Hint-cut the first one and use it as a pattern and the other sides will be the same size). Attach your post it with adhesive.
4. Add a piece of CS slightly longer than the sides to create the pot rim.
5. Decorate with ribbon and flowers.
(I just glued the stems of the flowers to the back of the post it holder.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

happy haunting

Scary trees are really popular right now, I even saw on at the craft store that was 3d and almost life size.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, black CS, Desert sand CS, parchment CS, black ink, silver ink, desert sand ink, goldrush ink, yellow chalk, black button, goldrush ribbon, foam squares, brown chalk, beware stamp set, hemp

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A fuzzy Monster

After I added the flock to this guy, he reminded me of one of the Sesame Street characters, but a little scary!
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Black CS, Pansy purple CS, Black ink, sanding kit, edge distresser, fun flock, purple chalk, black conchos, marry monster stamp set

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Fall and 3-D felt

This week for the Unscripted Sketch card I choose to use the felt squirrel from the CTMH Wonder felt line. Be sure to check out all the entries and the design teams work for this sketch.
supplies from CTMH-Twitterpatted paper pack, Wonder felt, chocolate ink, Many thanks stamp set, sweetleaf ink
Other-scallop punch

My blog friend Kathi termed the phrase "card surgery", well for this card I preformed squirrel "amputation and reconstruction surgery"
The squirrel wasn't quite fitting on the card, so I squished him a bit, after looking at him for a few seconds I decided to remove his tail----
I then re attached it to the back of the squirrel
Tip-I used some "negative" part of the felt sheet to build up the front part of the squirrel so he would lay flat.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween cards for Class

This set of cards is for my up coming Halloween card class. Today is the deadline to sign up. If you are in the Lubbock area and would like to make these. Email me today.
You can find all the details here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spooky Owl

It is so cold here today..... I wasn't ready for cold yet. I like fall, but today it feels like we skipped over fall and went right to winter.
This card was inspired by the owls from Jeanette Lyntons post for the color combo.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial white CS, Buttercup CS, Black ink, buttercup ink, vanilla cream ink, foam tape, your a whoot stamp set, october word puzzle stamp set, delightful things stamp set, adhesive pearls
other-nestibilites die cut

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Color Combo Halloween Card

This weeks color combo over at Jeanette Lynton's Blog is just for Halloween! I created this card using those colors and I really like how it turned out!
Supplies from CTMH-Twilight CS, White Daisy CS, Pattern paper from Magic moments, black ink, white ink, clover meadow ink, black ribbon, beware stamp set, foam squares
other-dot ribbon
I love adding additional images to pattern paper, here I just added some dots to the pattern paper to tie in the other colors
Be sure to go by Jeanettes blog, she has some awesome ideas for Halloween including a really cool wall sign with owls~

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Easy and Simple

I really like the idea of a simple "postcard" type card. This card is just that -a square postcard!
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, pattern paper from Magic Moments, sweetleaf ribbon, colonial white CS, goldrush button, cocoa ink, goldrush ink, garden green ink, spooky smiles stamp set, say it with style stamp set

Unless you click the picture for a close up, it's hard to tell. My sewing machine got the biggest tangle when I made this card. Who knows what I did wrong, but it took me about 15 minutes to free this card. And by then I was to mad and frustrated to re do it. So who ever gets this card get bad sewing.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For the adults

I like to give the adult Trick or Treaters a practical treat, because we know they are getting enough candy from the little trick or treaters! Last year I made this cute Halloween tissue wrappers.

supplies from CTMH-Back CS, Orange CS, Colonial white CS, Orange ribbon, glitter, star rub-ons, foam tape

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Burrito card???

To create this fun card, I used a large circle of cardstock and then folded it in thirds to create the pocket. I call it a "burrito card" its like rolling up a tortilla!! Kinda!!

Supplies from CTMH-Garden Green CS, Colonial White CS, Garden green ribbon, garden green waxy flax, garden green ink, goldrush ink, black ink, goldrush safety pin, say it with style stamp set, foam squares, spooky smiles stamp set
other-brown raffia

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween Cupcake

Since I am on vacation I pre-scheduled this post. Be sure to check back at the end of the week for my card for the Unscripted Sketches Challenge.
Have you ever eaten orange icing? Did it turn you tongue orange? Orange is probably not as bad as purple, black or blue. What ever color they are I just love cupcakes!
Supplies from CTMH- black CS, Orange Cs, Colonial White CS, black bitty brads, orange ribbon, foam squares, sanding kit, cupcake sprinkles stamp set, say it with style stamp set, orange ink,
other-cuttlebug embossing folder

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Creepy little guy

It's hard to tell in the photo, but this guy is slimy. I covered him in liquid glass.Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Desert Sand CS, pattern paper from Animal cookie, black ink, clover meadow marker, desert sand ink, clover meadow bitty brads, foam tape, liquid glass, marry monsters stamp set, beautiful flourish stamp set

Have a wonderful weekend, and check back next week for more Halloween ideas!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Halloween Week

It's time to start thinking about Halloween!! The rest of this week and all of next week I am going to show you some Halloween ideas!
This set of Halloween pencils makes the perfect treat for kids to take to school-
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Olive ink, Goldrush ink, black ink, black ribbon, spooky smiles stamps set, edge distresser

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Snail mail for you

This is a card for a recent Paper Crafts challenge-use on 3 items besides cardstock, adhesive and cutting tool. I used Ink, Stamps and buttons.
A easy way to add the look of thread to the buttons is to add a thin strip of CS to the buttons.
Supplies from CTMH-Bamboo CS, Colonial White CS, Olive ink, Olive CS, Olive buttons, bamboo ink, foam tape, intrinsic back ground stamp set
From paper trey ink-Forrest friends stamp set