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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Do you know what time it is?

BLOG HOP TIME. New month,new stamp of the month new inspiring art. Hope you arrived from Sheilas blog BECASUE that means you started from the top. If not, no worries you can start from the top at Kathleens spot. Hold on to your seats because there are over 60 consultants with FABULOUS art work to share with you!!

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Heres my art creation, this card was created for my spot in the standing stamp of the month swap.

I used the card template for the scallop money holder from the ORIGINALS card pattern book. The super cute paper is called Cherry-O. I popped the flower and its center off the card. Wrinkled my leafs and added a bigger brad to my script. I inked the edges of each color paper, I like that it softens the look of the card. I also sewed on the cherry B/T with my Pixie sewing machine.

Now keep going to Alison spot for more eye candy!

Come back to tomorrow to hear my good news and see more eye candy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thank You

for visiting my blog, so tickled that you ladies follow me and take the time to stop by. I truely appreciate you. Its funny how excited I get to see my followers increasing, my number counter climb and your comments. Thanks for leaving the comments you know we blog owners thrive on comments!! I thought I would try the swirly paper roses that are all the rage!These are super quick and easy. I found a tutorial on you tube, let me say that place is like quick sand, your quickly sucked in. You watch one and it leads to another and another and another, I try not to go there to often.

I am off to eat dinner, its monday and THE CLOSER is on at 9PM YEAH!!

Kept this card clean and simple, one of my favorite styles! I used a piece of swiss dots embossed cardstock (found that in my scrap drawer) layered it on top of a strip of Apron lace border punched cardstock. Added a piece of satin green ribbon. I added some glue to the edges of the rose buds and sprinkled prisma glitter on them. I hand cut two leaves and adhered both roses and leaves to the card. Last was the thank you stamp at the bottom of the card.

Thank You stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock and prisma glitter by CTMH
Apron lace punch by EK Success
Ribbon misc
Swiss Dots embossing template by Cuttlebug

Friday, July 23, 2010


Happy Friday!! I have the most exciting news to share but just cant right now, I feel like I am going to pop from giddiness!! Soon my friends soon.

Not much going on with me, I plan on more cleaning and purging of the ole craft studio. Maybe some of you can relate to this, you know how you clean one area BUT another area takes on stuff from the now clean area. I am just moving clutter around AARRGGHH. That's where I am right now, little corners of the room are over whelmed with loads of books, or bags of swaps that need to be sorted and put away, scrapbook kits that have no home, boxes of photos that need to be put away. You know they say clutter blocks the creative process and boy is it true, I have created only 2 cards all week.

Heres the yum, yum I was talking about. Does this make you want a ice cream cone?

This is a retired stamp set from CTMH and its one of my favorites that I will NEVER part with. The 4 high cone was inspired by a fellow consultant, she glittered one scoop I HAD to glitter all 4. She put her cone on a scrapbook layout, I put mine on a card. The glitter is called Disco glitter and its a fav that I have used for many years, luv the chunkiness of it. So loving the colors, nothing more classy than pink, black and white. I did my hand punched circles again and just LOVE that techinque.

I Scream stamp set by CTMH
Celebrate sentiment from Happy Birthday stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock, markers by CTMH
Grograin ribbon by Offray, organdy ribbon by SU
Disco glitter from Michaels

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just taking it easy today

Hope your all keeping cool in your neck of the woods! Its hot BUT not as hot as it was Thursday, it was scorching hot that day. Head on over to Facebook and join Unitys page, tell them I sent you and we both could win some goodies. I am hanging out in my craft studio working on some swap cards,also doing a little purging in here too, my son has taken a slab of ribs out of the freezer, so sometime today I better go clean the grill. How about U?

Today post is a layout I created of my 18 yo son, hard to believe he is all growed up!

Supplies used were from my September 09 Girls Loft kit

See ya later

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tag city here

I guess this post is a little art a little orginization. I store my CTMH stamp sets in colored locker bins. I found these bins at Joanns a few years ago in their dorm section. They were the perfect colors. The number one color being ORANGE, the hot pink just complimented it. Thats how I came up with the color theme for my craft studio. I had plain luggage tags hanging on each bin to identify what was inside, I intended to fancy them up BUT never did. So yesterday I spent some time doing just that. I used paper flowers, felt flowers, buttons, ribbon, brads and CTMH Atomic caps alphabet set.

I just realized I left out the i in fairies

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Oldie but Goodie

This is a old retired wood stamp set called Baby Boutique, I still have tons of woodies and occasionally will buy one if its cute enough. I know many ladies that got rid of all there woodies by selling them when CTMH went acrylic. Before the final transition every current wooden set was offered in acrylic so many made sure that bought there favs in acrylic. Some ladies unmount there wooden stamps and place them on foam cushion. I have considered doing this BUT I like the look of them and I actually plan on creating a stamp wall just for the woodies I have. What I showed yesterday was phase 2 of my closet redo, phase 3 is to buy new store n style cubes and phase 4 will be the stamp wall.

I found that cute brad at Big Lots, they had tons of Making Memories brads by the pack, American Crafts ribbon, Martha Stewart and other goodies for only $1. I knew I wanted to create a baby card when I saw the pack of pastel pink and yellow brads.

Later Gator

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little something for Sunday

Hi all!! Hope you had a good weekend. I traveled 48 miles to picnic with family to celebrate our graduates. We had 4 seniors on my side of the family and 1 on my husbands. My side of the family got together and had a blast, we started out at a picturesque hilly park were we grilled steak and chicken tacos, rice, beans and munchies. We ended up at my cousins house near by to grill more meat, play games and swim. I love my family!!

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Heres a little art featuring this months stamp of the month Happy Forever.

Check out what I did, I have had this on my to do list for a while. Is this not the most clever idea ever. This my friends is 1 piece of rain gutter cut into (2) 4 1/2 inch pieces and hung on the wall with rain gutter brackets. All for under $15. I happily admit that I only have a few empty inches in each row for more ribbon and actually have on hand the ribbon to fill those empty inches. TEEHEE!! I color cordinate my ribbon.

See ya tomorrow!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Humbled Artist Showcase

Hello there, hope your 4th of July was well celebrated. I spent time with 2 sides of my 3 sided family. I really enjoyed myself, so much that I didnt get home until 2AM. Today we relax and watch movies.

Today I would like to share my Humbled Artist card, this is the group that I was invited to join about a year ago. Gosh I need to check that out, but I believe its been a year and thats one enjoyable year. I am so honored to create cards and swap with some of CTMH's best! Our guidlines for this round are as follows:

-You must use at least one NEW patterned paper from the SUMMER catalogue. (Splendor; Cherry-O; Passages: or Zippidee)
-You must use at least 6 different stamps on your card.
-You must have at least 8 layers, stacked on top of one another, in one spot.
-You must have at least 2 different embellishments.
-You must use Versamark ink on your card.
-Your card must be square and at least 5" x 5".
-You must use only CTMH products (you can use tools such as punches; embossing or cutting templates from other companies).

Candlelight stamp set by CTMH
Creative Bascis Cherry-O papers and ribbon
Cherry-O mini medley accessories package (button)
Spellbinders Label nestibilite
EK Success border punch

The designer papers are from CTMH Creative Basics paper pack. I love this package you receive 12-12x12 B&T Duo papers (6each of 2 designs) and 4 yards of designer ribbon. Love this theres a new pack that can be found in every new catalog its only $7.95. I used prisma glitter, liquid glass and some paper peicing on the candles!! I popped the candles and the labels off the card, you may remember that I really like to pop things off my card!!

Off to finish the movies 1 down 2 to go!