Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A few of my favorite things


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 Welcome everyone... to my CTMH teamies hop!!!
We are featuring A Few of My Favourite things - if you  couldn't guess it!!!
Featuring some of our favourite product and memories and likely a whole bunch of other things on this blog hop- I hope you enjoy it and please leave a little love on the blogs you visit.
I have MANY favourite things- product wise, my most favourit thing is my cricut and of course the cartridges that CTMH has... and if you join this month to be apart of our team you can pick one of your own!!
So enough of my chattiness... here is my card made with the first cartridge "Art Philosophy"  I am still discovering great cuts with that cartridge!!  The stamp I used is Hoppy Easter!
and a close up ...
hope you enjoyed my card

Sketch n die - April 15

Hey everyone... 
it is time again for a new challenge at sketch n die... 
here is your lovely sketch...

and my inspiration...
the stamp is from CTMH  Just for you and I used Art Philosophy to cut out the flower - right now if you join CTMH you can get a free cricut cartridge!!!  so lucky 
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ohhh and a close up of the card
Of course I have Challenges that inspired me...





Sunday, April 13, 2014

LMCB - it in the little things!

hey everyone..
its that time again lasting memories has a new challenge for you!  This week the challenge is for you to create a Lo about the small things in your life...could be the things that matter the most, moments in time or the things that you want to remember or have people remember about you.  My LO is all about my love for Coffee!!  And the prize pack this month is a $10 GC from any online store!!
here is my LO... 

and a close up
I inked around chipboard pieces for the coffee title
ohh how I love my coffee... and also i love challenges
here are the ones that inspired me to create this LO



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hoppy chicky Easter

Hi everyone...
I have an Easter card that I would like to share with you all.  
Made with my new embossing folder from CTMH - stripes - which you can purchase here.
This cute little chick and flowers are from the set "hoppy Easter"
I used my left over paper from the Sarita pack - the card is easy as I made it for a group of ladies that don't have much experience yet... but I am working on them ;)
and a side view
Of course the challenges that inspired me to create - now what would I do with out you all!!

Thanks oodles!

Hey everyone...
I have been busy with a couple of card classes last week and of course I drew on the inspiration of the challenges out there...
here is one of the carding using the new stamp set from CTMH Oodles of Doodles which you can get from me if you would like to purchase. 
also if you join CTMH this month you will receive a free cricut cartridge!!!  
Seriously how cool is that!!  If your interested please let me know.
ohhh back to my card... here it is 
and a side view... the little smudge of black was not there before the class!
One of the cute little "young at heart" ladies must have had the black in a bit too close to the sample!  lol
The little circles and banner was cut with my cricut art philosophy and all using scraps!  yeah me!
and of course the challenges that inspired this card:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lollydoodle flower card

Hey Hey... Monkees!!...
I made this card for a couple of challenges and for a card class I was teaching.
All the papers  and stamps are from CTMH (Lollydoodle )  if your interested in them let me kmow
I used the CTMH art philosophy cricut cartridge - they have so many great shapes... I can't believe that I haven't used this one before this card
challenges that inspired me:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

LMCB - Colour it!

Hey everyone...
hope your day is going well!
Lasting memories has a new challenge up this week and it is being sponsored by Me!!  The winner this month will get a gift certificate for $10 towards any website that they want!!  Pretty good deal yes??
The challenge I picked was 
"it's all in the colours!"
 Use your colouring skills to create that embellishment or what ever you want to colour
Here is my Layout to inspire you...

When going to the Hover Dam we had to touch the angel statues!!
The large balloon I drew and the clouds were also drawn by me... who knew right??
some close ups
and this is the reason I am not able to get as much craftiness completed!!
the other challenges that inspired me..

PIO - Feminine

Helloooo.. everyone... hope that you are having an amazing Sunday!  Spending time with friends or family or maybe like me just hanging out in the crafty room.  
This week at Pile it on we have a new challenge for you ...
Feminine
and we are sponsored by:
Here is my inspiration for you 
isn't that image the cutest!!
I used my liquid applique to get the fuzzy tail and ears.  
And of course it wouldn't be pile it on with out my challenges that inspired me 
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

CCC things with wings

Hey everyone it's time for a new challenge at crafty calendar!!
Plus we have a design team call -  you should come by and check it out.
This month the challenge is Things with wings and we are sponsored by Elisabeth Bell (sorry didn't get a change to get my digi from my work computer - arghhh long week!!)  
any hooo... I do hope you enjoy my inspiration for you
and a close up of the bee

Challenges that inspired me. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Die(s) Christmas


Ok I give up.... I have tried to take this picture and I am having no luck!!
I think I might need a brighter light.  The card is solid white and looks lovely in RL
anyhow... I am trying to keep the Christmas cards going all year so I don't have a ton to make in November and December. Any how here is one that I made today
and a close up
the items that I used for the card
Nestabilities - big scalloped circles
Memory box - pine trio and outline
Die Versions - Merry Christmas
Stickles-frosted
Challenges that inspired me:

Neon birthday wishes

Hey everyone...
I am slowly depleting my birthday cards so it is time to get busy with some more.
Of course my card is inspired by many challenges which are noted below
I used CTMH stamp "Perfect fit - birthday", American craft cupcake and Hero arts NEON inks..
I am loving the NEON... reminds me of the 80's
and as promised the challenges that inspired me:

PIO-pretty hair


Good morning everyone..
I am more than likely still in bed!!  And my hair will look like my inspiration card below.
I hope that you take some time out for some crafty fun and join us at Pile it on! Our challenge this week is:
Pretty Hair
So mine might not be that pretty at the moment but it will get better - lol 
the stamp I used is from Your Next Stamp - its an oldie but goodie
below are some close ups
And of course it would be Pile it on with out challenges entered:

LMCB - Use those Scraps!

Hey everyone!  
lasting memories has another great challenge for you!
"Scraps, Scraps, Everywhere Scraps: Use those scraps of pattern paper"
now who can resist a challenge like that!!
I am sure that the bulk of you are like me and have half pages and little bits of pieces of paper everywhere!
So this week use them up!
Here is my inspiration piece for you

I used a ton of Lily Bee papers and embellishments and even my left over tabs from all my CTMH paper packs.  Below I have a couple of close ups for you. 
the flower below I misted with Mr Huey ink to get the red on the cardboard
And of course the other challenges that inspired me: