Friday, October 20, 2017

Time for Cocoa

The mailman delivered 2 sets of Sweet n Sassy stamps and it took 2 days until I could find some time for Cocoa, the adorable mouse that appears in several Sweet n Sassy stamps.
Fortunately, there was enough sun left in this beautiful day 
to take a photo of this sweet Christmas card,
but, unfortunately, not enough to show you the shine on the cup from 3 layers of clear embossing powder.
This stamp set is called Cup of Cocoa and has 3 additional cute sentiments.
Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #7 - Anything Goes with a Critter 
Fab n Funky Challenge #367 - Paper Piecing (The cup was stamped on blue cs, the snowflakes colored, then heat embossed and pieced into the stamped image.) 

The second stamp set I received is For the Birds, but that will have to wait for another day. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Happy Thoughts

This card is a conglomeration of worktable leftovers, a speech bubble that was too small for another card, a little black cricut cat, and a Bugaboo digi image.   I really just wanted to use the new washi tape I didn't need but couldn't resist.
 

 Oh my, this photo is a bit crooked. 
Challenges:
Use Your Stuff Challenge #284 - Tis the Season for Pumpkin Spice 
  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"7" and CTMH Card Class 10/17/17

Here are the cards we made yesterday at Joyce's CTMH Class:

This is a Lever Card.


The stamped sentiment says, "You're Toad-aly Awesome".

This is a gift card holder.
Monday was Joyce's birthday.  I picked up a cup of her favorite soup and thought I'd gussy up the take out bag with a fun bow.

And today I started making a set of numbered birthday cards using the leftover paper and some fun clown digis from Bugaboo stamps.



 I colored the image with Promarkers and gel pens and popped it with foam tape over two die cut stitched frames. Then I stamped a simple Happy Birthday in the corner.

Challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #141 - Anything Goes + optional birthday
Daisy Chain Challenge #13 - Happy Birthday 


 
Thanks for visiting.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Recycling Business Cards

Our day started with a soccer game.  
And I am happy to report that grandson Matthew's team won 2-0.

A few weeks ago, one of the other soccer grandmoms and I were talking.  Norma was very interested in my cardmaking and asked me to bring a few cards to the next soccer game for her to see.  She channels her creative talents into her flower business, Thorns and Petals, in Sellersville, PA, and gave me a few of her business cards.   I'm hoping she'll give me a few more to pass out, because this is what I did with the ones I had.

 Don't they look good on a card????
(That's a CTMH sentiment stamp.)

 I had planned on giving this to Norma at the game this morning but she wasn't there.  Guess I'll surprise her and pop it in the mail
as well as a few....


Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges #27 - Anything Goes 
Star Stampz Challenge - Lots of Pink
In the Pink Challenge #126 - Ribbons and/or Bows
Craft Rocket Challenge #42 - Birthday or Pretty Pinks


Grandson Nicholas's baseball tournament begins at 6:30pm tonight, with an 8:30pm game following that, and another tomorrow, with even more if they are winning.  
Hope you'll be making memories, too, this weekend!
 
 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More purple leaves

Back in August I made a card for a challenge that required masking.  (You can see it here.)  I cut out 3 maple leaves in 3 different sizes on my cricut and used them as masks.  Since that time, those 3 maple leaves have been floating here and there on my work table.  After a bit of embossing, they have been permanently relocated to this fall card.
 That piece of purple tuille, another table top loiterer, also found a home in the cricut cut tags.  And the piece of leftover baker's twine was just long enough to wrap across the front of the card.
The papers, stamp, and gold puffies are from CTMH.

Challenges:


Have a Happy Day! 
 
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #364 with Sparkle n Sprinkle

Pull out your stencils, or make one like I did,
 and join us for this week's  

Our very generous sponsor, Sparkle N Sprinkle
 gave all of the Team B members at Tuesday Throwdown their choice of digital stamp sets for our projects this week.  
I chose Digital Stamp Set 825,
Eggs-Ordinary Kindness .


Personally, I don't do much stenciling.  I may have 2 stencils in my stash.   But it's so easy to make a stencil using the negative from a die cut or cricut cut, as I did here.   I printed the digital image twice, one I cut out for a mask and the other I colored for the card.  After masking the colored image, I laid the stencil over top, secured it with a bit of washi tape, and used a dauber and ink to sponge in the design.  Worked for me!

Sparkle n Sprinkle has recently moved to a new web site.
 If you do a lot of stenciling, you definitely will ooh and aah over the mousses, pastes, and Stampendous Stencils in the Sparkle n Sprinkle store. 
Be sure to check it out for lots of fabulous products. 
 

Challenges:
Creatilicious Challenge #124 - Anything Goes w/ option Create Your Own Background 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Close To My Heart October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  


Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.




This month I've made a few Christmas cards using new stamps, both new and old papers, and a fair amount of bling to make the snowflakes sparkle.





 
Now, since this is a blog hop, 
you might have arrived here from Tracey Pierce's blog.
Your next stop is  Michelle Loncar's blog.   The hop is circular.  So if you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog

Since the 3rd card is my favorite, I am entering it in these challenges:
Scribbles Design Challenge #57 - Embossing (I used both wet and dry.)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas/Holiday cards and have time to enjoy the rest of the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop.