Saturday, December 5, 2015

Calendar Workshop

Come join us on Wednesday, Dec. 30th to make this adorable 12" wall calendar using the Kaleidoscope paper pack! It will take about 4-5 hours and costs $30. You will also get the Adventure Fundamental Sticker assortment for the layouts. All layouts are from the Make it From Your Heart Vol. 1.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Kaleidoscope
Cardstock: Pear, Pacifica, Cotton Candy, Canary, Gypsy, Sunset
Alphabet Stamps: Bohemian, Pennant, Trinity, Cocktail, Varsity, Posterboard, Headline, Baroque, Field Trip, Keepsake, Friendship, Token
Other Stamps: Happy Holidays, Jubilation, Christmas Love, The Happy Couple, Pathfinding Scrapbooking WOTG, Happy harvest, Home of the Brave, Splendid Day, Whooo's Your Valentine, Winter Joy
Ink: Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Pixie, Sunset, Canary, Honey, Pear, Topiary, Pacifica, Gypsy
Other: My Creations Wall Calendar, Adventure Fundamentals stickers

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Candlelight Garden

Hi! Welcome to the December Blog Hop. I love this stamp set Candlelight Garden. The little jar is just adorable. Come join us on this blog hop where we will show you all different ways to use this set. If you came here from Krista Hershberger's blog you are on the right track. The hop is a big circle, so click on the link below and keep going until you come back around to me!

Here is what I made using the set:

I'm participating in a few challenges:
Shabby Tea Room
Atlantic Hearts Sketch (rotated)
Merry Monday (birds)
Heart 2 Heart (Holiday Expressions - I chose White Pines)
Color My Heart - Cocoa, Cashmere, Cranberry, Fern, & White Daisy
Now hop on over to Katie Skiff's's blog to see what she came up with!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Cocoa, Cashmere, White Daisy, Cranberry
B&Ts: White Pines
Stamps: Candlelight Garden, Twinkle
Ink: Cocoa, Cranberry
Other: White Baker's Twine, White Pines Complements, snowflake embossing folder (not CTMH)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Having some fun

Yesterday while I was watching the CTMH Creative Live, I decided to make a Christmas card for some Friday challenges. I am participating in:

CAS-ual Fridays - Precious Metals
The Friday Mashup - (I used the sketch)
CASE-ing Christmas


Materials used:
Cardstock: Sky, White Daisy
Stamps: Holiday Magic, Holiday Wishes
Ink: Sky, Ruby
Other: Silver shimmer Trim, Ruby Baker's Twine

Friday, November 20, 2015

Color Dare 169

Good morning! It's been a while since I've blogged. Ever since I started homeschooling, I feel like I'm working a full-time job. I really enjoy the time spent with my kids, but I kinda miss the personal time. I guess that makes it all the better when I get some time to myself!

I have stepped down from writing the Color Dare posts, so now I have just a little more time to make a project here and there. Here is my first one in a while. It is for the white on white challenge at the Color Dare. I cut out the snowflakes from Artiste and embossed a line to make them look like hanging ornaments. This card is a complete CASE from Sherry Eckblad.

Come join us at Color My Heart!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Black
Stamp: Scandinavian Wishes
Other: Artiste cartridge, adhesive pearls (not CTMH)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Color Dare 164 with Nevermore

This week we are challenging you to use the color in the Nevermore paper pack - Sunset, Eggplant, Black, Slate & Whisper (Pear is optional). I used the Eggplant spider paper and the colors to make a card with my new Nov. SOTM. I also used the Sept. SOTM for the flower. I don't really celebrate Halloween, so I didn't feel like a layout was in order, and I have no use for a Halloween card, so I thought outside the box a little. The sketch I used was from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Come join us this week at Color My Heart!


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
B&Ts: Nevermore
Stamps: Paper Garden, Cheers 2016!
Ink: Eggplant, Sunset, Slate, Whisper

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Twinkle

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing the stamp set -Twinkle! This blog hop is a big circle. If you came here from Jean McNulty's blog, you are on the right track. When you are finished here, just click on the link below to keep hopping. Have fun!

I made this card with the stamp set:
I used the colors from the challenge at Color My Heart. Which were not very Christmas-y, but I LOVE brightly colored twinkle lights, so I thought it worked out perfectly with these twinkle light stamps!!! The colors were:

White Daisy

I also used Black for my outlines and sentiment. I embellished with just a few bitty sparkles. After I took this picture, I remembered that I wanted to add liquid glass for an extra-special effect on the twinkle lights. I added it and it's drying now, so I will add a picture of with the liquid glass in the morning! It just gives it that extra something!

Come join us at Color My Heart this week!

Here is what the Stamp of the Month set looks like. You can purchase it for only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website.

Now hop over to Lauren Moore's page to see what fabulous creation she came up with!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Color dare 159 with Sangria

This week we are using Sangria as our inspiration for the color dare at Color My Heart! The colors are:

Desert Sand

I mad a card using the Sangria paper (from the swatches - I don't have the whole pack yet), and MIFYH volume 2 Pattern 30. This card uses a good sampling of the papers from the pack, so you can see what all's in there!

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Champagne
B&Ts: Sangria
Stamps: Framed
Ink: Pomegranate, Poppy, Cocoa
Other: Gold Shimmer Trim, Gold Bling Gems

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Paper Garden

Hi! Welcome to the September SOTM blog hop. We are featuring Paper Garden which contains 10 stamps. If you came here from Jennifer Dykstra's blog you are on the right track.

I made this card with the La Vie En Rose papers:

The layout is from MIFYH volume 1, pattern 20. The ink is the new poppy and fern colors. I really like these ones so far! The sentiment is from Look to the Light. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Now it's time to hop on over to sparkly Wendy Coffman's blog.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wedding gift Album

Some of my knitting friends are sending a "Sunshine Package" to a friend in New Zealand. It's a cold, dreary winter there, and she's not doing well. Since she's getting married soon, I made her this accordion album with our new paper pack - La Vie En Rose. I used the "Tie the Knot" Cricut cartridge and the CTMH stamp sets The Happy Couple and Precious Love with Vogue Alphabet for the names. I used several layouts from Imagine, just reduced in size and altered a bit. I used almost a half of the paper pack. I didn't add extra embellishments because I'm sending it to NZ and I want it to remain shipable, and not risk things falling off. :)

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Pomegranate, Poppy, Pixie, Baby Pink
B&Ts: La Vie En Rose
Stamps: Vogue Alphabet, The Happy Couple, Precious Love
Ink: Black
Other: Tie the Knot (not CTMH),

Friday, August 21, 2015

Color Dare 156

Hi! This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Goldrush, Hollyhock, Colonial White, and Kraft on your project. I made a card CASEd from one I saw on Pinterest.

Come join us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Goldrush, Kraft
B&Ts: Ivy Lane
Stamps: Framed, Flowering Bunch
Ink: Black
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Buzz & Bumble Assortment, Goldrush Sassy Strands

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ode to Butterflies

I was a bit stumped with Wednesday's challenges this week. The colors at Color Throwdown were a bit unusual. And the sketch from Freshly Made left everything to the imagination. But after I slept on it I came up with this:

And this little guy was my inspiration:

We raised him from an egg and let him go last week. He had a buddy, but the poor guy drowned after falling into the water. That's when my hubby covered the jar with the foil. I didn't get a pic of him with his wings spread apart, but it was so majestic!

Color Throwdown - Green, Orange, Black
Freshly Made -Sketch
Word Art Wednesday - I included a scripture about trusting God
Simon Says - Back to school (This would make a great encouragement card for a student going back to school)


Materials used:
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Black, Sunset, White Daisy
Stamps: Everlasting Life, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Backgrounds and Borders
Ink: Black, Sunset
Other: Damask Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Color Dare 155 with Zoe

It took me a while, but I finally pulled out my Zoe kit to make a layout for the Color Dare at Color My Heart. This week we are challenging you to make a project using the colors from the kit: Canary, Sorbet, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, Slate, Whisper, and White Daisy.

We took our kids to the zoo on Sunday, and I gathered up some pictures from my cell phone and my husband's I-pod, I got them printed and used them for this layout. It is a level 2 layout, and the sayings in the complements are just perfect for these photos. The layout is Creative Rhythm from Cherish. For my style of scrapbooking, Cherish is my go-to book because you can usually fit lots of photos on a page without a lot of cropping or enlarging.

Come join us! You have until tomorrow (Thursday) at 9pm central.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Slate, Glacier
B&Ts: Zoe
Complements: Zoe