Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bugaboo Witch

We have a couple hours between my grandson's baseball games on this beautiful late summer day.  
It's just enough time to post this Halloween card.  
The digi image, colored with markers, is from Bugaboo stamps.
The bats are from one of the CTMH cricut cartridges.
And the embossed sentiment is a CTMH stamp. 
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Bingo (I used the bottom row: Sentiment, Sparkle, Bugaboo Image.)
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #206 - Anything Goes with Bugaboo Stamps
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - 4 of Something (bats)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Leftovers again? + CTMH Card Class 9/12/2017

Today I am sharing 2 cards I made from leftovers.  
Did you see the upright z-fold card I made for the Joyful Stars CTMH September Blog Hop
I managed to make birthday cards for both my brothers with the bits and pieces remaining.

Some papers are just good to the last scrap!
Allsorts Challenge Week 432 - Use at least 2 dps 
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Sentiment as Focal Point; no images 
Seize the  Birthday Challenge - Birthday; optional topping balloons
Scrapy Land Challenge #73 - Anything Goes (I used a die from DieVersions.) 
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Goes with die cutting or embossing

Here are the cards we made at Joyce's card class on Tuesday.

Well, my husband's birthday cake should be cool enough to ice.
Take care.  Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #350 with Power Poppies

This week Tuesday Throwdown 
is having a Birthday Challenge
sponsored by Power Poppy

  The sentiment and images on this birthday card
 are from the Power Poppy
Just for a change, I'll show you the inside of the card first.

 I've used the Spotlight Technique for the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
And be sure to enter your birthday cards in this week's

You'll find the digi set I used and many more beautiful designs by Marcella Hawley, in both digital and clear polymer, at

Craft Rocket Challenge #41 - Something Beginning With "F" (flowers) 
Di's Digi Challenge - Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord (twine) 
A Gem of a Challenge #202 - Use Kraft Card or Paper (borders)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Final Anniversary Card

This is the third anniversary card I needed to make for this month.  That only leaves one baby card on my "Cards To Make" list for September. 

Speaking of leaves, I decided to go all out fall today. 


 The "Anniversary Wishes" Stamp is by Verve.
All other stamps and cricut cuts are by CTMH.

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #432 - Embossing (I used dry embossing.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 - Anything Goes + Ribbon 
Just Add Ink Challenge #376 - Just add "d" (My d's are distressing and dimensional tape to pop the smallest leaves.) 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary 
The Ribbon Girls Challenge - Anything Goes 
 For more projects using some of the new CTMH products,
check out the

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Joyful Stars CTMH September Blog Hop

Welcome to the September

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.
 The first card I am sharing is an upright z fold card.
 For this card I have used the CTMH September SOTM set, new Two-toned Cardstock,  Basic Fundamental Paper, and Black Dots.

The second card features the "Merry Christmas"
cut from the CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge covered in Liquid Glass,
Two-toned Cardstock,  Basic Fundamental Paper, and Silver Shimmer Trim.
Now, since this is a blog hop, you might have arrived here from Tracey Pierce's blog.

Your next stop is  Lucy Marino's blog.   Lucy is new to the hop and I can't wait to see what she has created.
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

I am entering the z-fold card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon Challenge #410 - Give Us Your Background (I stamped mine.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Pile It On Challenge #134 - Feathers or Scales

Friday, September 8, 2017


Today I'm packing up some cards to mail off to SAS4K.  
I made these 4 cards this morning to add to the box.

Halloween sentiment and cricut cuts are from CTMH.
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #177 - Something beginning with "D" (Devil in Disguise) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #188 - Anything Goes + a sentiment

Back to my packing.  
I may even get to the post office before it closes.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anniversary Wishes

My calendar says there are three anniversaries this month for which I need cards.  Two of the couples will be receiving this card for their special day....
 The sentiment is a Verve stamp.  The butterfly is fussy cut from a Power Poppies digi image, colored with watercolor pencils, then blended with clear Wink of Stella. The stitched circle is a die cut by LaLaLand.  It is popped on a SU doily, which is glued over a fancy frame die cut by Spellbinders.  
Star Stampz Challenge - 2 or more die cuts 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - die cuts and/or embossing
Scrapy Land Challenge #73 - Anything Goes with die cuts
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Getting these 2 baby blankets, 

2 outfits, and a stuffed bear to fit
 in a medium size postal box was harder than actually making the blankets.
They are now on their way to my BFF's daughter in AZ.
Hopefully the package will arrive before the wee babe.