Month: March 2015

Mojo Monday 390

It’s been a busy week, but I really enjoy doing cards for Mojo Monday and really wanted to get this one done for a wedding we are going to tomorrow.

It’s made with sort of a hodge podge of supplies. I used papers from the Once Upon a Time Stack. I purchased this sometime back but hadn’t made anything with it yet. I mounted it on a piece of Jim Holtz core’dinations and a kraft card base.

The stamp is one that came with an embossing folder in the magazine Quick Cards Made Easy.

I did some Cricut cuts from Stretch Your Imagination for a little flourish, used a Darice embossing folder for my small piece at the bottom, and added some  of the Junebug Puffies from Close To My Heart.

As usual there are so many beautiful cards for inspiration in this challenge. Hope you’ll take a look at them!

Have a blessed weekend and hope to see you next week. 

Mojo Monday 389

Mojo 389 Sketch

As a canoeing and camping enthusiast, I couldn’t pass up a little 6×6 paper pack called Happy Campers by We R memory keepers. What’s more is that I couldn’t wait to start using it! This Mojo Monday sketch was the perfect opportunity!

The frame is from the CTMH stamp of the month set and the Hugs & Kisses is from the February Stamp of the month set.  As I sat looking at the constellation paper, it finally occurred to me to use stars as an embellishment. I have a cold, so I think that even my thoughts are stuffed up today.

I love how these papers just go so well with each other, don’t you? It won’t be long and the mister and I will be looking at some of those constellations as we take some trips into the great outdoors.

Mojo Monday 389 Card

Retro Sketches 156: An Easter Card

It was a beautiful and productive weekend. A little bit of spring cleaning got done and I even had some time for working on this Retro Sketches Challenge. I’ve been enjoying the CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment and it worked perfect for the Cricut cut eggs and leaves here.The embossing folder that came along with my Cuttlebug added a little dimension to the background. 
There are so many lovely cards over at Retro Sketches. Looking at all the marvelous cards is half the fun of the challenge. Don’t you agree? 
Retro Sketches 156 Card

Mojo Monday #388

Good Morning! Hope it’s a beautiful day for you too!  Finally feels a little more like spring here. 

I almost didn’t think I was going to get this card done today, but I surprised myself. Yesterday we went to pick up our daughter who was visiting a college friend. It was a lovely drive and I really enjoyed the time away. When we got back our youngest son, fine when we left, was flat out on the couch with some sort of viral thing. Ugh!

His homework is on the dining room table just where he left it last night. He’s sleeping on the couch and our chihuahua is in a chair keeping close watch over him. I’ve been doing a little cleaning here, a little organizing there, and stopping by to check on him fairly often.

Inspiration was kind of lacking. I actually had another idea in mind until I went through embossing folders. The tree seemed like the perfect touch to a spring-like day.  I decided to add a Cricut birdhouse and I’m really enjoying last month’s Stamp Of The Month Set from Close To My Heart that I used to create the flowers. In the end I decided to move my big flower above the glitter tape, but in the photo it’s still behind. So much better I think.

Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you next Monday!  

CTMH Happy Birds Card

Today I was reminded of a YouTube video I saw a couple weeks ago on how to sponge clouds. I decided that this cold, but sunny day was the day to give that technique a try.

I was surprised how easy it really was. I used my Close to My Heart Lagoon Ink and a small piece of sponge, free handed a cloud stencil and before long I had a sky.

Inspiration struck and I used a couple stamps from last month’s Stamp of the Month set to make my sun. I didn’t really have a plan, I was really only going to practice the sky. Before you know it I had a hill made with a snippet of dot paper left over from the “Brushed” paper pack.

The rest sort of came together all at once. I used my Happy Birds stamp set for the birds. The flowers came from Happy Hello. The fence was cut with the Cricut.

I shared this card at the Word Art Wednesday blog. I know a special couple who has an anniversary this weekend. 

So glad to share this card with you. Stop by again and see you next week!

CTMH Happy Birds stamps
CTMH Happy Birds 2
Another Happy Birds Card from this week.

OWH Mid Month Thowdown

Since there is no deadline for the February Mid-Month challenge at Operation Write Home, I decided to respond to the “Cards for Kids” challenge and make a few to fill my March box that I started working on. Better late than never, I hope.

This card was inspired by a sketch I saw on Pinterest and made with Confetti Wishes paper from Close to My Heart. This is just a fun pack of paper and I couldn’t wait to dive into it.

This sort of reminds me summer because my kids always participated in the county fair through 4-H and the “Purple Ribbon” was always on the mind of our kids as they entered projects. These projects were the Best of the Best.

Well, I hope someone has the Best of the Best birthdays!

Mojo Monday 387

I was late getting started at a Mojo Monday card. Seems I had some sort of quick but nasty virus which I’m recuperating from. Yesterday I was out flat for the entire day. Today I’m doing a bit better, but ready to take a little nap, I think.

My grandson’s birthday is this week, and so I decided to use Mojo Monday as an inspiration for his  card. I probably won’t ever get this many candles on a cake card again, but I was pretty certain I wouldn’t hear the end of things if there weren’t seven of them. It’s his golden birthday, so it was well worth the extra effort!

I love some of the new paper I just got from Close To My Heart. The papers for this card were from the My Reflections Brushed, and My Reflections Confetti Wishes. I cut the candles and cake out on my Cricut Mini and layered things up a bit to create the cake. I decided no scrap is too small, since the little banner on the bottom panel comes from, what I want to call, the selvage edge of the paper. Maybe there’s another name. I just don’t know it.

A little foam tape was used to layer the candles a bit. I decided to add a little happy birthday banner at the bottom and used some canary to ink the edges a bit.

I really like how colorful this is. Perfect for a kid card!

See you next time and have a wonderful week.

OWH Sketch Challenge 249

My grand boys really love a certain brand of teddy crackers, which really hasn’t a whole lot to do with paper crafting until I discovered that it is almost perfect for 3×5 cards. So I decided to cut it down and cover it with patterned paper. I think my family was probably wondering why in the world I was saving this box. I already have enough clutter in the little corner where I keep my craft stuff. (Reminder to self-Organize craft area)

I want to stamp a little panel for the front. But even though it isn’t finished, I’ve already put it to use. I like to make cards for Operation Write Home, something I haven’t done for awhile. My goal is to fill it with cards to send for our military people to send to
                                                      loved ones.

We’ve had some busy weekends with basketball tournaments, and my little grand boys keep me busy during the week, but I did get to sit down and make some cards over the past weekend.

This one for Sketch Challenge 249 is one of my favorites. The little bird and feather stamps come from the Happy Birds set that I just got from Close to My Heart. The patterned papers are from the Whimsy Assortment.

I think it could be used for Mother’s Day, don’t you? Moms are special! I think I’m going to make this card for my daughters for Mother’s Day too.

Well, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day!