Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet Watermelon

Here's a really simple card. The watermelon is stamped in Cranberry and New England Ivy, cut out and layered on Cranberry cardstock and cut out again. It is then attached to the panel of black cardstock using foam squares. The paper flower has a red sparkle in the center and is attached with a glue dot. Along the bottom edge of the card is a strip of New England Ivy textured cardstock with a piece of polka-dotted ribbon attached along the top edge.

Hope you like! Thanks for visiting today!

(All supplies and designs are Close To My Heart, except the ribbon.)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cottage Floral

I've decided I really love this stamp set, Cottage Floral. I tried to resist it, I really did. I was NOT going to order another flower set, but after seeing what so many people have done with it...well, I just had to do it!

This card uses B&T from the Boom Di Ada scrapbooking kit, and Olive, Barn Red, and Autumn Terracotta inks. There is also a clear button tied with waxy flax attached with a glue dot to the center of the flower.

Hope you enjoy!

(All supplies and designs are Close To My Heart)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This is a card that was inspired by a fellow consultant. I loved the idea so much, I had to make one - and actually I made it last summer.

Sweet, simple, and pretty!

(All supplies and designs are Close To My Heart)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Footprints and Roses

This 6x6 layout is perfect for memories from the beach.

The stamps used are a newer CTMH set called Footprints. I love the shells in this set - there are several different sizes and designs for your seashore inspired projects!

I used Bamboo and Desert Sand inks to stamp the shells on Bamboo cardstock. The saying, "Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." is stamped in
Outdoor Denim ink.

The photo mats are cut from Outdoor Denim cardstock and bordered with Cranberry Grosgrain ribbon. The B&T paper comes from the Majestic Blue paper pack.

(All products are from Close To My Heart)

Today is my (our) Anniversary - 19 years of marriage. These are the roses my husband sent me today - pretty, huh?

More artwork tomorrow!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Got home from Montana a long time ago.....

....and I've been busy getting VBS going at work. We are doing it differently this year so that instead of one full week, we're meeting once a week on Wednesday nights for 5 weeks. It's great because I have lots of time in between each night to set up, etc....but it's long, too.

I have lots of cards to photo and upload to share, and I'll get on that tomorrow. So.....to keep me accountable, check back tomorrow for a card project.

Hope everyone is well and stamping happy!