Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thank You Candy Boxes

Hello there!

It's been a while since I last posted! I've been busy crafting though!  Tonight I thought I'd share the thank you boxes I made for the teachers at our church's awana's program.  There were a total of 8 (4 for each of my kids classes).  The awana's program at our church is awesome and we are so happy that our kids are learning about our savior!  We appreciate the teachers! It amazes me that even tho chloe is in the nursery (puggles), she recognizes the song, Jesus Loves Me and knows when we pray.  Beau tells us all about what he has learned that night while also telling us how much fun he had! AND I know he isn't making up what he has learned lol
The boxes were filled with chocolate and the kids colored 3x3 cards. 

I'll be back later to share the 75 cupcake toppers made for our churches graduation dinner.

Have a good night :)

PS- Spring is FINALLY here in MN! :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

SOUS Design Team Call!!

Hello Blogger friends!

I wanted to let you know about the design team call that is going on at Stuck on U Sketches!  My term there is coming to an end and I wish I could stay on but, I'm am taking more classes! (yes, I think I'm crazy! lol)  I thought I'd fill you all in on the deets: (this is taken directly from their blog)

Hi crafty friends!
We are so excited to be announcing some new spots
opening up here at Stuck on U Sketches!
We are looking to grow our team which means even more
inspiration when you come by and visit!
Some of those changes mean missing some incredible designers
that will be leaving us. However we are excited for some
new talent to join us!

Will that be you?

We have a small opening with our Layout Sketch Team
and are looking for 2 new Design Team members.
You'll be creating with our original sketches every other Friday.

And with our Die Cut Team we are looking for 4 new 
Design Team members!
Again, you'll be creating every other Friday with a chosen
Die Cut Challenge. The great part about this is that you may
use ANY die cutting machine. Electronic, metal dies, etc.
You can take a peek around the site to get a better idea
on the challenges we do and if you have enough imagery
to join our challenges!

We are also looking for someone who would be interested
in being a Sponsor Coordinator.

Design Team Call will be open until May 3
and new teams will start in June!
Any questions? Please let us know!

We are asking for 6 month commitments to the teams.
You must be able to comment on all entires for your challenge.

We are very excited to also share a little tease and let you know
that we are planning some other changes for our site!
We hope this will be the inspiration and fun that will 
cause us all to really get excited about our awesome hobby!

We can't wait to share these changes and to see 
who wants to join this amazing team!

Please email Leah at
with your name, which team you'd like to be on,
your blog link and any gallery links.

If you are interested check out their blog Here!!

 Thanks so much!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SOUS Happy Birthday!

New sketch up at Stuck on U Sketches!  We'd love for you to play along!  Check it out HERE!

For my card, I used the Grid Technique. The sentiment is from a Stampin Up! collection I had on hand.  The flourishes are from ctmh's "The Present."

Hope to see you over at SOUS!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wonderful Friend

I'm loving the colors over at The Playdate Cafe!!
Once again, I dug thru my scrap bin :)

 The Claire embellies matched perfect as well as the Chevron ribbon.  Chevron....another favorite of mine! :)

My card was based off the sketch at Deconstructed Sketches.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Inspired By....

The photo over at Inspired By is so fresh looking so I had to make a card :)

I went with the color, flowers, strips and since it is Autism awareness month, I used a special sentiment.  I love the flowers in the picture and I had the perfect stampset for it.

Here is the sketch I used from CAS Colours and Sketches.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Note to self....

A quick card to share with you....  This is my third post of the day.  No, I haven't actually made 3 cards this morning, just scheduled them on the wrong dates :) 

I really wanted to play along with Sarah Stone's Color my Heart . The challenge is to use one color, Juniper.  Sounds easy enough right?  Well, it wasn't for me! ha! 

I went with the CAS look and used the sketch at Case this Sketch:

 Washi tape....I LOVE it!  I hope CTMH comes out with more! The sentiments are from the Whooo's Your Valentine kit and It's Your Day constant campain from last year.

PUN FUN with oldies but goodies....

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  I have TONs of them!  This card was made with CTMH's retired Mayberry collection.  This was one of my favorites....oh who am I kidding, I say that about every paperpack!  lol

A challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to have some Pun Fun!  So, I mixed it up with the sketch at
Mojo Monday and this is the 'Pun' card:

CTMH Stampsets Used: (all retired)
It's a Zoo
A Typeface
A Little Everything

Fun with Bargello

Bargello is such a cool technique!  Have you ever tried it?  While blog surfing a while ago I came across it and wanted to try it.  You can check out all the deets Here at Technique Tuesday.

I used 5 pieces of scrap paper for the bargello and cut each strip 1/2 inch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set "A Rainbow" (CTMH) which is now retired.  If you try this technique, make sure you use STRONG adhesive!  I used ctmh's liquid glass. Oh and all paper used in this is ctmh paper.  A little fanfare and chantilly...

Linking my card up at Heart 2 Heart- Raindrops Keep Falling


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One more card....

I thought I'd post one more card I made today.  This one was very quick to make!  I based the colors off of Dynamic Duos and design off of CAS-ual Fridays- Chevron and Flowers.

I'm off to tuck my littlest munchkin in....we'll see how it goes. It's her first night in her new toddler bed.  (She's a climber)


I came across a few challenge blogs that had me completely inspired.  Here are the challenges:

  1. CASE study (this challenge is closed but I really wanted to try the technique!)
 2.  Inkspirational 
 (I went with the pink)
3.  Freshly Made Sketches

Here's my card:

I hope you can see 'Mom' in the middle.  Here's a close up:

It looks a lot better in person.  The picture doesn't do justice.

My mom does so much for me so I thought I'd send her some fun mail.  The sentiment "so thankful for..." is from CTMH's 'A Friend Like You" and the rose is from a previous stamp of the month- Jan's Happy Valentines.  I know she's going to love this.  I have always appreciated my mom, but once you become a mom, that appreciation multiplies like a 1000 times.  Well, it did for me at least :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

School Colors RB Challenge- Congratulations

Hello there!!  Rose Blossoms leader Brenda Rose has challenged the team to make a card using your school colors.  My school colors were red and white and I added black as my neutral.  Inspiration for this card also came from Stacey's Scrap Corner.  I thought it made an elegant wedding card or who knows, maybe a graduation card! :)

I was excited to used the distressed background stampset.  The sentiment came from For Every Occasion.  The red paper is a scrap from Jingle, a retired paperpack, and I cut the petals with the Artiste circut cartridge.  Funny, making this card did bring back some fun high school memories....danceline, fast pitch, friends, prom, football games....all that fun stuff!  Go Cards!  (Coon Rapids Cardinals!)

Here she is:

Thank you for stopping by!  It means a lot to me and I love hearing your comments!

Have a great night!

Friday, April 5, 2013


Hello!  Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card I made with the 'Dream Big' stamp set from ctmh.  There are so many cute little stamps in this set!  The background is stamped in Noted Backgrounds with White Daisy ink.

Once again, I dug thru my scrap bin and found a piece of Chantilly (love that pack!).  Sadly, I'm down to only a few pieces left now.

Here is my card:

The 'thinking of you' sentiment was found in my stash.  I believe it's from Jillibean Soup- it just needed to be on this card :)

I know the perfect friend to send this 'springy' card to....

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi again!  This is my 2nd post today.  Scroll down to see the first post.

My kids are napping after a very fun morning so I thought I'd play along with a few challenges. (then I will be napping too hehe)

Have you heard of the new Rose Blossom Garden Challenge Blog?  You should check it out!  The blog has challenges using the ctmh circut cartridges and I'd like to mention these lovely and talented ladies are fellow ctmh sisters.  I wanted to play along in their first ever challenge which is challenge using the 'Happy Birthday' key on the Artiste cartridge- page 70.  The sketch I used was from Freshly Made Sketches and the color combo is from Color My Heart- use Blush, Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim and Sunset (all ctmh colors).

Here is my creation:

Claire was the perfect fit for the color combo- not to mention that I love this paperpack!  You can't tell in the picture but the chevron ribbon has been inked with Blush to give it a different look.  I didn't use any stamps on this card, only the Happy Birthday and cloud cut from the Artiste cartridge.  Sure was fun to combine these challenges.  If you get a chance, remember to stop over at the Rose Blossoms Garden.  They are giving away a stampset to the winner and you will really enjoy the dt creations.

Have a great rest of your day!


Today I'm sharing the new challenge sketch that is up at SOUS.  Check it out HERE!  The team would love to see you play along!

Here is the fun sketch:

And here is my take:

This card was fun to make!  Claire (ctmh) is such a fun paperpack- there are a lot of great colors in this pack. AND while creating this card, I wasn't planning on using the bird but I couldn't resist once I saw it was included in the Art Philosophy circut cartridge.  There are so many imagines in that cartridge!

Supplies used:
Claire paperpack
Hello Blooms stampset
Dream Big Occasions stampset (a little birdie told me)
Claire Assortment
Bakers twine
Outdoor Denim ink
Hollyhock ink
White Daisy ink- mixed with the hollyhock
Sparkle- bird's eye
Art Philosophy

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Hi there!  It's a beautiful sunny day here in MN.  A little chilly still, but the sunshine and blue sky is awesome!  I think spring is finally on it's way here!!  yay!

Today I'm playing along with Dynamic Duos.
Join in on the fun!  Here are the colors:

Here is my take:

Vicki Wizniuk posted such a beautiful card- check it out by clicking on her name.  I had to try out her technique of using ink on the For Always paper to make the patterned paper stand out more by giving it a bold look.  I used hollyhock ink, the perfect fit birthday stamp set and perfect fit frames 2 stamp set.

Have a wonderful day!  Thank you for stopping by!