Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MOJO299 Calling



I think this is the fastest card I have EVER made.  

It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. I'm loving MOJO sketches!

I had already been playing with the striped patterned paper by DCWV, in the My Sunshine stack, on my CTMH blog (see the link on the sidebar) and it made a great banner shape and just worked perfectly on the Tim Holtz, Vintage Shabby background paper. The card base and the dotty green is by Studio G.

I had a chance to include the phone box from the Stampin' Up Feeling Sentimental set.  I inked it up with Night of Navy SU ink, and heat embossed it with a blue lustre embossing powder. Watercolor pencil in red highlighted the phone box and I inked the edges of the layer as well.

I cut the circle using a large Spellbinders circle die, and the outside CTMH pear cardstock is punched with a 2-1/2" circle punch.

The sketch gave a choice of round or square - again, so since I did a round card last time, I chose square! 

A lot of fun to put together! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Avonlea Pirouette

I put together a quick CTMH Avonlea thank you card using the Pirouette MyAcrylix stamp. 

First I cut the stamp shape using the Cricut Artiste cartridge, and stamped on it with Twilight ink. 

I used Avonlea patterned paper as a background layer on a Slate cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with Zing Chestnut embossing powder.

Thanks is in the A Flowering Bunch stamp set, but I masked off the part that said "a bunch" with a sticky note so it just said Thanks. Masking is a great technique that I am still learning how to use!

I used a piece of the Avonlea patterned paper zip strip horizontally to give added dimension.

I cut a few little shapes on the Cricut, with the Artiste cartridge, at 1 to 1-3/4 in complementary colors, and layered them with a small punched circle on top. 

A bronze brad matched perfectly and holds them all together. The sheer ribbon bow adds just a little necessary accent.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have been working on some thank you cards for a friend's sister, and will post them as soon as we decide which layout she prefers! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Congrats Quick Card

I made a quick card this morning using CTMH Avonlea paper.

Since I cut the background paper with the flower centered on it (not on purpose), that became my starting point. I layered the patterned CTMH Avonlea paper with Twilight and used Slate as the card base, after inking the edges of the layers with Twilight exclusive ink.

The sentiment is from the Cricut Artiste collection Kudos stamp set. This set comes with the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

Even though I added ribbon and a bow, it seemed a little plain to me so I used the Artiste cartridge (still finding new ways to use it) and cut out the flourishes from both Twilight and Slate cardstock. I am so happy with that cartridge!

Then I used punched a scalloped circle from Twilight paper and punched a one-inch circle from the reverse side of the Avonlea duo paper.
I layered those in the middle of the background rosette and finished it off with a gem from the Later Sk8r workshop to go packet.
It was a snap to put together before I had to run to work!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Container Garden Status

It's been a month....and we've had a LOT of rain! 

The container garden is doing well!  Some of the containers are a bit water-logged, but so far, everything is growing!!

I have baby zucchinis, tiny baby green peppers, and tomatoes.
This little zucchini is about as big as my ring finger! And it has brothers & sisters!

 The root crops are sprouted and growing and the lettuce has too... so far, so good!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Monkey Business-Repurposed!

I re-purposed my May 25th Monkey business shower invitation card.

I had a sample twin baby shower invitation that I couldn't use. So I took it apart and re-made it. 

It was so simple and I only threw away one piece of background paper.
I removed the leaf strip (Animal Crackers paper stack) and the monkey layers. 

Then I made a new replacement background layer from solid cardstock & heat embossed "congratulations" and  adhered it to the card base. I took the twin monkeys on the layered Spellbinders Wonky rectangle die cuts and put them back on top. 

I used it as my card at the twin's mom's baby shower! Success!

 The composite shows the before & after pictures. I was supposed to have made 40 invitations.  Since I didn't get the order, I was glad I re-purposed it!

Thanks for looking!

Super Projects

It's been a busy week or so with birthday celebrations and out of town company. The first two weeks of June are like that!  A lot of WONDERFUL family time!

These adorable CTMH treat containers were put together with assembly line help from grandparents and DH for my nephew's 5th birthday party. The theme was superheroes. I made the invitations too, also with assembly line help from my dear nieces.

I used my Superman Cricut cartridge for the emblem, cut at 1". The emblem was then adhered to a 1-1/4 inch circle punched from blue glitter paper. The starburst is from the CTMH Perfect Fit-Birthday set and fussy-cut. It is adhered to the back of the punched circle. I wrapped the CTMH treat tubes with a 2-1/2 inch strip of superhero patterned paper and secured them with double-stick tape. 

They turned out great...but the 5-year old party-goers didn't stop to look at all the packaging..they went right to the yummy chocolate sixlet treats!

CTMH Materials:
My Creations Clear Treat Tubes
My Acrylix Perfect Fit-Birthday Stamp Set
White Daisy Cardstock 
Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment

Other Materials:
SuperHero Paper, Glitter cardstock, red & gold cardstock - from Archiver's
Cricut Superman cartridge
Bulk Sixlets in Red, Pearl White & Blue

AND...a matching Card.

His Birthday Card uses the CTMH Superhero MyAcrylix set and the same papers. It's all coordinated, so that's kinda fun!

The party was at a Trampoline Jump Party Place. The kids had a BLAST!!!!  The Birthday Boy himself was wearing a Superman costume, and just wore himself out running and jumping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pictures Not Posting from My Mobile Blogger App

Hi -- if you see that my pictures haven't posted or have broken links, please send me a quick comment!  I was not aware that they weren't showing up! It maybe that the computer I am viewing them on is just not loading them...I just checked the mobile app...and was able to view the blog.  

It's a mystery!

Thanks for helping me out!


Today's card is historical. 

It's one of my favorite cards. 

I LOVE any glossy raised paper. Well I must confess, I like all papers, pretty much. This adorable card combines a punched border, a fussy cut embossed image, a heat-embossed sentiment, twine & buttons for the little ducky wheels!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DH Birthday

Today is my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful dinner with son & daughter-in-law & 1 of the grandkids.
It's also the 26th anniversary of our first date. Wow. Where did the time go?
I used a Cape Arago sailing ship stamp in Versamark, heat-embossed with Chestnut embossing powder. The zig-zag dry embossing is the background, and the anchor stamp is from the CTMH "Sail Away" stamp. The sentiment is also CTMH, "Joyful Birthday", inked on the edges of the banner.
I used a very dark cardstock for the card itself, so I layered white panels inside.


I had a busy weekend, and only made 1 card...but I can't show it yet (hubby's birthday today).  So, today I'm posting an older card I made for a colleague who was leaving for a better job in November 2011.

I was all about Pink & Black & White at the time. This card caught my eye on SplitCoastStampers, and I loved it. I computer-generated the sentiment, spacing it appropriately and emphasizing the same words.  It's not as pretty as Julia's original.  I used my Spellbinders die cut for the white die cut layer around the sentiment.  The black layer, though, was hand-trimmed. 

I didn't even stamp on the outside of the card. The inside was stamped with "Congratulations".

Other than dry-embossing the white bottom layer with a diamond pattern, and a different patterned paper, this card is pretty much a copy. They say imitation is the best form of flattery, so thank you, Julia M. for the inspiration.

Cased from Julia M. at this url....


Sunday, June 2, 2013


Today we were able to make a trip to our property, and our friend had put up hummingbird feeders at his cabin. He had a flock of them - at least 9, with 2 ruby-throated males. We watched them drink at least 8 oz. Of sugarwater. Amazing!
Just a nice break I thought I'd share.