Saturday, July 21, 2012


It's the weekend. Yay!

I really am liking this craft colored card bases I bought at ACMoore. The ivory ones by the same company are not the same thickness, so I'm getting spoiled with these.

This card is for the challenge at 365 Cards - Delicate. I know - you see flowers and wonder how or why I would call this delicate.

Let me explain. I think flowers are delicate. Think about how the petals fall off fresh flower arrangements, or how your flowers wilt if not taken care of. They're delicate. They need us to be careful with them - and, in turn, their beautifulness (is that a word?) brightens our days.

When I was creating the card, I added the pearls. In my head, I *thought* I was thinking delicate, but now that I'm typing, I was thinking dainty. Sigh. Two descriptive words, both start with d ... you see how I could get confused, right? (And, I know you're noticing that it's late at night!) 

Anyhow, here's my card:
Supplies: All CTMH - Cranberry ribbon, Delight in everything stamp set, cranberry/topiary/cocoa inks; SU pearls

Enjoy the weekend. Find time to relax!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ho ho ho!

This card follows this week's sketch at 365 Cards. I can't believe I created a Christmas card, much less that we are more than halfway through 2012. Where has the time gone?

As you're looking at the card, don't be too judgmental with the stamping at the top. It is strategic, covering (partially) an inking snafu. I had finished the card when the "accident" happened, and I just didn't want to waste what I had created. I'm sure you understand.

Here's my card:

Supplies: All CTMH -- Cranberry ink, Cranberry ribbon, Jingle Borders stamp, Holiday paper

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


So, I saw Beverley's card and I knew that I just had to create something like this. I'm not sure I'm satisfied with the final product - the white space at the top and the non-white space in the bottom section are kind of bothersome to me since it's unbalanced. Any ideas? I do like the two colored flowers and I don't have a smaller flower that could fill the space. Maybe it's ok - and I'm just overanalyzing ...

Regardless, here's my creation:

Supplies: CTMH Stamps - Tickled Pink, Delight in Everything, Card Chatter Thank you; CTMH Inks - Holiday Red, Dutch Blue

I layered two stamps so this fulfills the 365 Cards challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Corrected to one layer

Ack. It was pointed out to me that the challenge on Less Is More was a one layer challenge with three of something on it. Somehow, earlier this week the "one layer" part escaped me and I totally ignored that requirement when I posted this card. So, I created a second card.

One layer is really difficult. I think I'll probably spend some time looking through the other submissions for the challenge to see how others use *just* one layer.

Here's my creation - one layer, with three flowers:

Supplies: Ink - CTMH cranberry; Stamps - Papertrey Ink Handwritten Notes, CTMH Delight in Everything.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

You're the best!

In blog hopping from one blog to another, following one inspiration after another, I came across Clean & Simple (CAS) Stamping and used the sketch for a card. I went to the craft table and tried a couple of stamps, but didn't like what I saw. Then, I remembered a card Vicky had made and I knew what to do.

Here's what I created:

Supplies used: Stamps - CTMH Tickled Pink, Papertrey Ink Handwritten Notes; CTMH inks - petal, hydrangea, blush, watermelon, ocean.

I tried to do that technique where you fully ink the stamp in the lighter ink, then roll the stamp in the darker ink. I'm not so sure I like that better than dabbing with a dauber, but I left it. I used a square punch to punch them out, purposely trying to cut off some of the flower petals and be off center (like Vicky did). 

I guess this card could be used for congratulations or as a thank you card. Simple and sweet.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 16, 2012


I'm trying to catch up on challenges from 365 Cards this week, and I was stuck on the one with food as the theme. I have few food stamps or papers, so I was a little stuck. Then, I realized (as I looked at the mess on the craft table) that birthday cake is food ... and birthdays are fun -- so it's a win-win for the challenge.

Here's my card:

Supplies: CTMH stamp - It's Your Day; CTMH inks - Clover meadow, Dutch blue, Grey wool, Sunny yellow; ribbons - unknown sources

While I was putting the card together, I knew I wanted to add ribbon ... and then I decided to do three ribbon scraps, an inspiration from the challenge at Less Is More, which was to use three of anything. With the busy patterned paper background, I didn't add anything else. The sentiment is stamped inside.
Edited to add: It was pointed out to me that the Less Is More challenge required only one layer. I've created a second card to fulfill that requirement. It is posted on Wednesday, July 18. 

A good friend of mine is celebrated her birthday this past weekend, so I think this one is actually going to go out in the mail today. Go figure - make a card & send it ... another win-win situation! 

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Party time

Today is my last morning with a quiet house. My boys come home today from a two week vacation at Nana's. As much as I missed them, I did so enjoy time for just me, myself and I during the day. I can't, however, wait to get some hugs from my guys!

The card today uses the color scheme challenge on 365 Cards.

Supplies: May Arts ribbon; CTMH inks - Honey, Grey Wool, Moonstruck, Petal, Desert Sand; CTMH stamp - It's Your Day