Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where does your inspiration come from?

I got these gorgeous flowers from DH when he ran to the store for me. I love sending him for small things...he always comes back with flowers! Tulips are my all time favorite flower and these are just gorgeous. I had to make a card using my tulips set and the colors from these real life flowers.

2nd card for Robin's challenge

I'm not happy with the first card, so here is the 2nd card. I like this one much better!

Robin's challenge

Over at Inkstainers, it is Robin's turn to pick the weekly challenge. She challenged us to use only neutral colors and make a card that is not your typical A2 size. I wanted to go for colors I didn't think anyone else would pick...especially gray! I also used a stamp set that came in my CTMH kit that is just not my style. It's called Celebration Bouquet. I have yet to make a card with this set and like it. I see so many people using it and making beautiful cards, but nothing I try comes out. Oh well...I gave it a shot!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Beate's challenge

Here is my entry into Beate's weekend sketch challenge. For this challenge, I used Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Berry Bliss designer series paper. My stamp set is Cottage Floral by Close To My Heart.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scrapbook challenge

My CTMH group has challenges posted for us weekly. Since I just became a demo for them last week, this is my first. For this challenge, we were supposed to focus around a quote. The quote is "May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down". I used pictures of the sunset we saw every night while in Gatlinburg last year. Now, remember, I'm not really that into scrapbooking. LOL! Took me an entire week to get this 2 page layout done. It's still missing SO MUCH!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Inspired by Cindy

Here is my c.a.s.e of the RAK I got from Cindy. I posted her beautiful card below. I just fell in love with the folds on this card. What a crafty person you are Cyd! Thanks for the inspiration!

I used Boho backgrounds for this card. The cs is Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and White. Ink is black and tempting turquoise.


Cut your paper 11 x 4 1/4

Score at 1 1/2", 3", 5 1/2" and 8"
Oh, and the little strip of cs that holds the card together is just a scrap piece of balck that I glued together to fit the folded card. Then, I attached the circle stamp over the glued ends to hide them.


Look at this oh so gorgeous bracelet that I got from Melissa! She is so very talented and has a heart of gold to boot. She is the owner of MJennings Designs, LLC and she makes the most awesome jewelry ever. I've gotten several things from her before and I have to say...there is not one single item that has ever just been "nice"...everything has been AWESOME! You seriously need to check her out by clicking here. Her prices are wonderful, the quality is top notch and she has plenty of ideas to help you out. Talk about great customer service!!!

Thank you so much Melissa, I am so happy with my bracelet! My kids call it "Mom bling". LOL!

I've been Rak'd by Cindy!

Thank you Cindy! I love the card. I was so inspired, I made one that folds up just like it. Gorgeous!!! Love ya girl!

Look at these goodies!!!!

I am in a RAK-A-ROUND swap on Inkstainers and this is what I got from the land "Down Under"! Stamps, glitter, a beautiful card and matching book-mark and an adorable card she made for Dominic, chipboard tags, and lots more! Talk about pay dirt! I'm in heaven! Thanks so much Flea!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Beate's weekend challenge.

This is my first card using ALL Close To My Heart products! I made this card using the Boom-Di-Ada paper pack and the Cottage Floral stamp set.

I made this card for Beate's weekend challenge. You can find it by clicking here. I haven't joined back in on her blog challenges since having Dominic! I guess things really are getting back to normal! WOO HOO!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Inkstainers are the best.

I received the first beautiful rak from Norma and she even added a goodie bag full of emblies along with it! Norma even used my favorite colors on this card...green and yellow!

The second adorable card came from Robin and along with that came a very cute outfit for Dominic! It won't be long and his pudgy butt will be in it!

Robin and Norma, a million thank yous. You made my day!!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My 1st ATC and CTMH

This is my very first time of ever using any products from Close To My Heart and my very first ATC card. I C.A.S.E.D this from the packet the stamp set came in. Now, I still don't have CTMH paper except for what came in my kit, so the paper I used is SU.

Stamp set used: Wish Upon A Star (CTMH booking set)

Paper used: Really Rust (SU), Bordering Blue (SU), Very Vanilla (SU), Creamy Caramel (SU)

Ink used: Bordering Blue (SU), Autumn Terracotta (CTMH)

Marker used: Desert Sand (CTMH)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The men in my life

This is for the blog challenge on Kim's blog. Of course the men in my life are John, Joey and Dominic. I wouldn't have enough time in the world to tell you all about my wonderful hubby. He's the best there is. Sorry Kim, you man isn't the best...neither is your men Robin. My men are the best. :0) Now, ask me in a day or two and I'm sure I will change my mind! ;0)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Free & The Brave

While I had this set out making the sympathy card, I decided to play some more with it.

Thanks a Bunch

I just love this set and decided to finally pull it out and use it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Maupin Sympathy card

This is the card I made to send to the Maupin family. You can read about them further down on my blog.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I stamped!!!

I went to my monthly stamping club meeting last night. I haven't been there since January! It felt so nice to stamp again. We made a notebook holder. Too cute!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Caring bridge

To see updates on Dominic, check out his website from the NICU at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dominicpowell