Thursday, January 31, 2008

Be Mine

Well, so this picture isn't so great, but hopefully you will get the idea anyway....

Same stamp set as the last couple of cards - All My Love from CTMH. Different colors and papers for a different look.

All products CTMH.

Our snow is melting here and, in fact, it's supposed to rain today. The roads are still slushy messes, so it should be fun!!

Hope everyone has a great Thursday.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Close To My Heart - Wisdom. This simple card is a top-fold 4x4. I distressed most of the edges with the new Distressor tool CTMH carries, but left a few clean and sharp.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Blush, Vanilla Cream (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Blush, Cranberry Exclusive Ink pads (CTMH)
Stamps: Wisdom (CTMH)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I love the simplicity of this card. It was fun to make, and I think, fun to look at!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, Hollyhock, White Daisy (Close to My Heart)
Inks: Hollyhock and Chocolate Exclusive Inks (CTMH)
Stamps: All My Love (CTMH)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Here come the Valentine's!

For the next few days I have a bunch of Valentine's cards to share. First off, here's one I made last year - it's one that I still really like and decided to share! This was a card made at some of my classes last year....

It's shaped like a tag, with the fold on the side. I cut a slit in the fold to tie the ribbon around the front only of the card. The little piece at the top is attached with a matching green eyelet - I folded a small strip in half, placed it on the card without folding it closed. Then I attached the eyelet through the front half of the strip and the front of the card. Once it was in, I folded the back of the strip down and glued it over the back side of the eyelet - so you can't see the back of the eyelet when you open the card.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, White Daisy (Close to My Heart)
B & T paper: Sweet Leaf (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks pad (Close to My Heart)
Embellishments: White grograin , Sweet Leaf eyelet (CTMH)
Stamps: All My Love (CTMH)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Yep, still alive...

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, even though it looks like it! I got in a stamping slump and life has just been beyond interesting and rather blogging got a little put on hold. And, I loaned the sample cards I was going to upload before I ever got pictures taken. So, as soon as I get those back, I'll share them....

Here's the reason why I was in a bit of a slump....I needed to make thank you cards for all the lovely birthday gifts and Christmas gifts - 30 total. It just seemed overwhelming for some reason. But they are done and I love them and I'm in the process of writing the notes and sending them out. So hopefully, that will get me past my creative block and get back to the fun of it all!

Yep, it's those Snow Friends stamps again! And the giant new scallop circle punch I got for my birthday. FUN! You can tell in these pictures, but the snowman circles are attached with foam tape to raise them up just a little bit.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Crystal Blue, Moonstruck, White Daisy (Close to my Heart)
Inks: Black ink pad (Marvy); Moonstruck Exclusive Inks Pad (CTMH); Cranberry, Blush, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Orange Exclusive Inks Markers (CTMH)
Marvy Giant Scallop punch
Stamps: Snow Friends, Everyday Occassions (CTMH)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you!

It's been a busy year already, I know that! We got snow yesterday too - had to laugh that the snow arrived as soon as the kids went back to school. I was kind of hoping for a delay so I wouldn't have to drive kids to school just yet today - but no such luck!! Oh well. I went to my daughter's basketball practice last night (it's her first sport involvement and she is one excited 9-year old!) They have their first game this weekend - should be fun.

I've started stamping for Valentine's. I'm hoping to have some samples photographed to share with you later today or tomorrow. I've found it hard to switch gears to thank you cards and Valentine's and had a little bit of a slump the last few days. Finally, yesterday I was able to get past that and get stamping again.

How about you? Do you have any great Valentine's cards to share? Leave me a comment with a link to your creations - I'd love to see what you are doing and check out your blog!!