Friday, July 30, 2010

off to school we go!

I think this card is part wishful thinking on my part that it is september and both of my babies are off to school, leaving me alone in the house for the first time in over 5 years! anyways....i actually made this for a few challenges (listed below!)

July Week 4 Color Combo

1. Our Creative Corner: color challegne
2. Simply Scrapping Crafts, july week 4 color challenge

thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

a few CTMH creations...

I have been selling CTMH for a few years now, and well....I have let it go to the backburner! I need to get my business back on it's feet, and to do that, I have to start creating stuff! So.....I used some fab CTMH stuff to create cards for challenges!!!

This first one is for Simply Scrapping Crafts July color challenge for week 2. It features some brand new CTMH goodies that you can't get until September!!! It will be well worth the wait though...aren't they adorable??

July Week 2 Color Combo

This next one is for a blog called Heart 2 Heart challenges, which features CTMH! The colors were vineyard berry, creme brulee and blush! **I TOTALLY FORGOT, THIS IS FOR 365 CARDS, DAY 148 MONDAY SKETCH TOO! ADDING THIS NOW, SORRY I FORGOT TO ADD THIS CHALLENGE ORIGINALLY WHEN POSTED! IM SCATTERBRAINED THESE DAYS LOL!**

Whooo Loves You

Thanks for visiting and if you are interested in anything CTMH, feel free to email me at! I don't have a website currently for CTMH, but am happy to send u a current catalogue!

Clean and Simple...Cosmo Cricket style!

I just LOVE cosmo may be one of my fav paper brands actually, I'm always asking in the store if they have any new CC! I was trying to combine a few challenges, so I went to my fav paper!!! Challenges listed below the card!

July week 4 stamp & scrap

1. 365 cards day 150, wednesday sketch
2. Moxie Fab: clean and graphic
3. simply scrapping crafts:stamp and scrap week 4
4. Let's Scrap: August Cosmo Cricket challenge

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

a few cards...

I've recently made a few cards.....and havent' posted them!!! Here they are!

Week 1 July Color Combo

challenge list:
1.365 cards, day149, tuesday sketch
2. digi doodle shop's best: anything goes!
3. raise the bar: challenge 28, distress ( i inked to distress!)

July Week 3 Stamp & Scrap

1. 365 cards: day 147 super sketchy sunday
2. digi doodle shops's best: anything goes!
3 stacey's stamping stage: act 40

and with that , i'm off to bed!!! thanks for stopping by! i have a few more that didn't make this post, hopefully i get to them tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Live Inspired...

After today's activities, this evening called for some crafty time!!!!! I scoped out a few challenges and got busy! This card features all CTMH products and is for several challenges (product list and challenge list below!)


1. Stacey's Stamping Stage Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 39
2. Friday Sketchers, sketch 111
3. Stamp, Scrap and doodle saturdays: animals

CTMH level two paper pack: passages, My Acrylics stamps: Live Inspired, CTMH ink in garden green, new england ivy and cocoa, CTMH cardstock in Cocoa

thanks for visiting my blog today!!

God works in mysterious ways...

As some of you may know, I am in the middle of a move. Here is a little background....
A few months ago, I was contacted by my landlord and told that they were going to sell the house and when could we be out...huh??? So, we put our names on the waiting list for base housing. We were able to move into new house on June 28, which is when we started moving. WE couldn't afford movers, so I have been moving slowly in the back of my car. We got a uhaul one day for afew hours and got all the furniture. Last week, I finally got the rest of the stuff out of the house, and was working on cleaning/repairs. It has been in the 100's everyday and that hosue has no airconditioning, so it has been a nightmare! I have to drag kids everyday, and it is just not fun. We have to be out by end of month, so I kept on pushing. Until today. When I pulled up today with a list to do (clean bathrooms, refrigerator, take down wallborder...etc...) I was not able to open front door. This is odd. There is nothing in there to be blocking me...hmmm... When I finally got it to open, I was greeted by such devastation, I think I had a small heart attack! The ceiling had collapsed. OMG....check this out:

WOW. So I called my landlord, who came over immediatly. What does she say??? 'oh...this has happened before....we were aware that the heating coils in the ceiling could cause this to happen...' OMG!!! and she let us live there??? What if we had been there? What if they hadn't told us they were selling the house??? OMG...Im still shaken up by the thought of it. I am thanking God that we didn't live there and that it happened when noone was in the house. I have now been relieved of the rest of what i was going to do in the hosue. It is unsafe. Who knows if any of the other ceilings will fall! The heat outside caused the coils to heat up and kablooey! THere are still 3 other rooms with this system in the ceiling! So, I packed up my cleaning supplies, and 2 good friends, Linda and Andrea helped me get my fishtank loaded up (the fish are all dead now i think, they didn't make the trip sadly ).
I just thank God that this happened the way it did. Thank God for us moving out when we did, and for us not being there when this happened. And thank God for sparing me the rest of the work in the house! Now we just have to finish the garage, which will take one day only if hubby is home to help, his ship pulls in friday, so we will go this weekend and finish up, and noone will enter that hosue! I have to go shower now to get all the fiberglass off of me....that stuff is horrible and seems to be stuck to my skin!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

under construction....

please excuse the appearance of my blog right now...don't know why, but I decided it was time for a change! my blog may seem a bit dis-con-bob-u-lated while i figure this out!!!
thanks for your patience ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shades of Blue....(and green!)

I'm sooooo worn out of moving, so I decided to make my DT projects for the store (All About Scrapbooks) for August today as a much needed BREAK! The theme for August is MONOCHROMATIC! This scares! I like to have lots of color in my layouts, and it is hard to use all of one color only! I think I did ok though....I did 2 single paged layouts, one in all Blue, using Basic Grey (max and whiskers), and the other in green using October Afternoon (Fly a Kite). I used sketches for both of them that I found on Pencil lines sketches too! One is the current sketch, the other was from a few weeks ago! So here they are, my monochromatic creations:

Tree of Life




Thanks for visiting my blog today! Back to the reality of moving tomorrow :(

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Finding Inspiration in a Layout Challenge

The other night I was browsing for some inspiration, since I had worked all day and just REALLY wanted to sit down and craft ;) so I went to Moxie Fab!! I found this challenge, to find inspiration in a Layout to makea card! I remember reading this in the lastest issue of it was fun to get to play along !!! Here is the Layout I was challenged to find inspiration in:

And here is what I came up with:

Friends Forever

I used the pattern of the horizontal stripes of paper in the Layout, and chose a CTHM paper that had a similar pattern. I also placed the clouds in similar places to where the semi-circles are on the layout, and then added ribbon in the same way. I know the card doesn't look much like the layout, but it is my take on it!!! All supplies used are CTMH!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

365 Cards, day 138

well, i'm just a LITTLE bit behind on 365 (lol!) but I had time last night to sneak one in! This is for day 138: create your own! Challenge was to chose one thing from each of 4 categories....I chose gingham, red/green/yellow, 2 brads, and circle!


Hoping to get some more cards/layouts done in the future, I feel so out of it with this move!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PC#27, sketch and triple play!

Good morning!! There is as new challenge over at the Pixie Cottage today that I managed to get done somehow in between moving boxes ;) Today's challenge features a fabulous sketch, and a challenge to 'triple it'. This just means, add embellishments in groups of 3! You can use the sketch, or do the triple play, or both as I did!!! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card, featuring the Pixie Cottage Stamp Forever by Artish!

Head on over to the Pixie Cottage to play along!
Now back to our regularly scheduled moving already in progress :(
Thanks for visiting my blog today!