Friday, January 31, 2014

Feeling Sketchy Challenge #79

It's time a new challenge at Feeling Sketchy!
Here is the sketch:
 Here is what I made:

Made this happy birthday card using this cute image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Girlz-Shop
I colored her in with Gel Pens...layered it on top on a cupcakes background...added three strips of washi tape....then stamped on happy birthday.

This month we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Who is offering 7 digi stamps to this months winner.

Prize $30 chipboard and bling package, each month

So come on over and join us at Feeling Sketchy

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Welcome To The Neighborhood

I made this Welcome To The Neighborhood card for a new family that just moved in across the street from us.    Hoping to make friends with them, and that they will feel welcomed.    Everything is cut out with my Cricut Machine.   The pie is from the Cricut Cartridge From My Kitchen...The house is from the Cricut Cartridge Art Philopohy...and the words are from the Cricut Cartridge Artbooking.   I used 5 different pattern papers in all.

I am entering this into:
(no stamps)
My New Beginnings is New Friends/Neighbors

Colossians 3:14

I made this card using a hearts shape embossing folder from Darice for the background.
I used Our Daily Bread Canning Jars and Canning Jar Filler stamps...then used the Canning Jars Die Cut to cut it out.  I colored the candy hearts in with red, along with the lid of the jar...then tied a red and white twine bow around it.    I  used ODBD Antique Labels & Border Die Cut for the pink border on the top of the card.    I then used Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Die Cut for the two pink florals on both sides of the jar.   I then typed out Colossians 3:14 and distressed around the edges of it and sponged on red ink around the edges also.

I am entering this into:
(use a scripture)

Monday, January 27, 2014


Made this birthday card using the Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge (the cupcake)...and the Cricut Artbooking cartridge (the word Celebrate).
I sponged the background with pink ink.  The cupcake is in blue, with a patterned cupcake paper for the frosting and candles.   The party and happy birthday are chipboard stick ons.

I am entering this into:
include the color blue, two Cricut cuts, and one pattern paper. 

In The Spotlight at H2H

This weeks challenge at Heart 2 Heart is called In the Spotlight.
Put someone or something in the spotlight!

I have never tried this techique before...but I had fun with it.

This is the card I made:

I used the CTMH "Sweet & Lovely" stamp set...which is one of the stamp sets included with the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.   I stamped the flower heart stamp around the card in black ink, except for the center flower heart.  I stamped that in cranberry ink...then colored it in.   The frame around the the colored heart is cut out using the Artbooking Cartridge.    I also added a little black flower to it that is from the CTMH Fabric Necklace Kit.

I am entering this into:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello using Jewel Buggmee

Made this card using this adorable image from Lacy Sunshine called "Jewel June Bug Buggmee"
I colored her in Promarkers....and glitter for her outfit.
The background paper is actually gift wrap paper.
I added a gold rope bow to the upper left hand side of the image.....and then added four pearls (card candi) to the bottom right hand corner.

The challenge this week at Lacy Sunshine Challenge is Bingo:
I used the items diagonally - bow, glitter, card candi

I am entering this into:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's a snow happy day

Made this card using the cricut CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.
I used a blue dotted background for the base of my card.
And then typed out the words and used a craft sissors to trim around the edges of it.

I am entering this into:

Blessing in a Bottle

Made this card using Our Daily Bread Designs - Joy In A Jar, Apothecary Bottles, Apothecary Die Cut Bottles & Antique Labels and Border Die Cuts.
I sponged the background with Distressed Tea Dye coloring.   I layed a doily onto it, then the jar of blessings.   I added 4 flowers to the corners.

Our Daily Bread Challenge this week is to use one of these pictures as our Inspiration.
I used the picture on the left with the lace and natural colors.

I am entering this into:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

It's Monday - time for a new challenge at Heart 2 Heart!
Our challenge this week is: 
Two Faced: Use both sides of your patterned paper!

Be sure to use mostly CTMH products in your artwork.  

Here is the card I made
 All products used are Close To My Heart.
I have made a double fold pocket card.
I used the Huntington Paper Pack, the rose is from the Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements, and the flower heart stamp is from the Sweet & Love stamp set (which is one of the 3 stamp sets that come with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge package.)
For the first pocket I stamped on the flower heart and then attached the rose element to the top left hand corner.   For the second pocket I hand wrote a personal message.

Here is a picture of the card and both pocket inserts:

Come on over at play along with us at Heart 2 Heart

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Word of God

Made this card using Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set called The Word of God.
The base of my card is a patterned paper...added burlap and a ribbon and three little pearls.
ODBD challenge this week is to use this Sketch:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Made this card using Cricut cartridges.....Animal Kingdom - Water
and CTMH Artbooking.
I then added some bling onto it.

I am entering this into:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Feeling Sketchy Challenge #78

It's time for a new challenge at Feeling Sketchy!

Here is the sketch:

Here is mine:
I have used our sponsor Stitchy Bear adorable image called Butterfly Love.
I colored her in with coloring pencils...and stamped on the Hello - then layered it on a green cardstock.
For the background of my card I used a patterned paper.  Added a ribbon across it and attached a flower.

Our sponsor this month is StitchyBear Digital Stamps
Prize $12 to spend on images from the following creators 
Stitchy Stamps, Alipeeps and Coosty Creations.

And also we will have a standing Sponsor each month for 2014:

Annual Sponsor

Prize $30 chipboard and bling package, each month

So come on over and play along with us at Feeling Sketchy

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome little one

Made this card for a new baby for a baby shower that I will be going to soon.
For the base of my card I tried a new technique that I have never done, but have heard of.
I embossed my blue cardstock with an embossing folder from Darice.  I then sanded down the raised edges of the embossing so that it was flat.  I flipped it over and the back side now had that imprint popped out.
I kind of like it :-)    I will be doing this technique again.....
I then added CTMH Babycakes My Stickease Assortment stickers on of the giraffe, snuggles & the Welcome little one sign.

I am entering this into:
~~ new home, a new baby, a new job, a retirement, etc. ~~
( use a new product, technique or item on your project and tell what it is, how did it work, any problems, would you use it again.)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Made this "friends" card with a pink cardstock for the base of my card.  I distressed all of the edges of the card.   I added a blue stripped patterned paper, adding an owl and a bird to it and brackets to the top and the bottom of it.  I cut out the brackets using my cricut machine.
Stamped on friends to a tag using the same pattern paper.....also distressing those edges. 
I then stamped on "Friends are God's way of taking care of us" in the upper right hand corner.

I used this Card Sketch from: 

I am entering this card into:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ODBD Wheat Cross

Made this card using a patterned paper for the base of my card.  I stamped on an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp called "Wheat Cross".    I cut out four corner borders using my cricut Art Philosopy cartridge.  I added two brown brads (representing the nails nailed into Jesus' hands.)

I am entering this into:
(use each number in 2-0-1-4 for a recipe)
1 image - 2 brads - 0 sentiment - 4 corner borders

crawling by to say hi

Made this "crawling by to say hi" card using a blue cardstock as the base of my card.
I cut out the turtle using the Cricut Animal Kingdom - Water Cartridge.
I used white stick on letters to add the saying on it.

I am entering this into:

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Beginnings at Heart 2 Heart

Welcome to our first challenge of the year at Heart 2 Heart.
Our challenge this week is ~
New Beginnings: Use something NEW on your project!  A new product, a new technique, something new in your life (a new baby? new car?), any new idea!

Be sure to use mostly CTMH products in your artwork. 

My "new" is for a new baby.
In a few months we will be going to a baby shower for a family that this will be  their first baby.

This is the card that I made for it:
 I used all Close To My Heart products.
I used the Babycakes Paper Pack & Babycakes Stickease Assortments.
The whale stamp and the Whale, what do you know? A New Baby is CTMH Exclusive Stamps set called New Baby...stamped with CTMH Exclusive Inkpad Chocolate.

So come on over at play along with us at Heart 2 Heart!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hello card

Made this Hello card using this adorable image called Willow from Lacy Sunshine Stamps
I colored her in with Promarkers...added a border around her that I cut out with my Cricut using CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, in a lavender cardstock. The base of my card is a patterned paper from Recollections, layered on a pink background.  I stamped on the Hello in pink
I used a pink gel to fill in the design on the border of the frame.

I am entering this into:

From The Heart Progressive Challenge

Made this "thinking of you" card using this sweet kitten called Caught Your Heart from From The Heart Stamps.  Faith is offering this image free this month to those who played along in December in her monthly Progressive Challenge.
I made a window scene with fabric curtains and a flower scene in the background.
I attached it to green cardstock.  I colored the kitten and heart in with Promarkers and attached it so it looks like she is sitting on the window ledge...and then stamped on the "thinking of you".

I am entering this into:

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Made this friends card using this adorable image called Jenn & Friends along with the word phrase from Imagine That...digis by Kris
This is Kris's free set for the month of January to those who play along monthly in her Progressive Challenge.
I used the pre-colored image from the set.   For the base of my card I used a patterned cardstock.  I layered a pink cardstock over it and the layered the image and the words onto the same cardstock as the background.   I added a CTMH friends circle element and a white bow with a red heart.

I am entering this into:
(the Main Theme challenge)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cheers To 2014

Made this "Cheers To 2014" card using Cricut's Everyday Pop Up Cards Cartridge.
The base of the card is a kraft cardstock.  I cut out the front of the mug with yellow cardstock, then cut out the foam with white cardstock.   I then hand wrote the words and numbers.

I am entering this into:

New Life

Made this card using Our Daily Bread Designs "Sunflowers" stamp.
I stamped it onto a white cardstock...and colored it in with Promarkers.
The Colossians 3:1 Scripture I printed out on green cardstock, and distressed the edges of it.
I added some green grass that I had...and then added a chipboard cross that is from Scripture by Design.

I am entering this into:

H2H DT and Sentimental Scrapbook Layout

I have such exciting news to share...I am now on the Design Team for the  
I am just so thrilled to be a part of this awesome challenge blog and a part of this wonderful family.

For my first post as a DT is this scrapbook layout of my family.
This is for the H2H Scrapbooking challenge 

I have used paper from the CTMH Dream Pops paper pack....along with elements from the CTMH Chantilly collection.
I cut out the word "family" with my cricut machine using the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.  I added a family picture layered over some cardstock.  Then I stamped on "The Love Of Family" and the "The family is our link...." using CTMH  Exclusive stamp set Family Love (D1506).   I then added some journaling about how special this family picture is to me.

Our January challenge is Sentimental January.
           * 12" x 12" page Layouts involving a sentimental moment with friends, family, or pets (past or present)
           * Must use a CTMH Exclusive Stamp Set featuring a sentiment and let's see some journaling. 
           * At least 1 photo required