Monday, January 22, 2018

Cross-stitched name tag

Everyone is making a name tag for one of the card making clubs I have joined.  When we meet on Friday, one of the gals will be laminating them for us.  It was an excellent reason to try out the new cross stitched tag die cut I picked up at My Favorite Things last week.  After laminating, I'll add a fun ribbon or two.
 No stamping on this one.  Just some CTMH retired fundamental paper and washi tape.

Die Cut Divas January Challenge - Something New (Die) 
Use Your Stuff Challenge #396 - Tag You're It! 


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Paper ICR

No matter how often I tell myself that I am not buying any more paper, there are times when I find a piece that falls into the 
ICR (I Couldn't Resist) category.   
 Stamp is from CTMH.  Stitched die cut nesting flowers are from DieVersions.

I found a new card club that is just forming here in The Villages.  At the first meeting we put together these two simple cards.  


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

AHSC Happy Thoughts & SU Card Class

After struggling with what to make for yesterday's Joyful Stars CTMH blog hop post,  the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge made today's card a breeze.  And, with the heart embellishments, this card will join the others I've been making for the 
Cards for Little Hearts current card drive.

Once again, I've used papers and zip strips from the 
new CTMH Chelsea Gardens paper pack. 
The sentiment is from CTMH, but is far from new.
Heart and dot embellishments finish off the card.

Here's the sketch I followed:


Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 336- Out with the Old (stamp, hearts) and In with the New (paper, dots)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #447 - Inspiration colors white, blue and gray

Tuesday I attended Jan Hoyt's SU card class. 
Although we stay in touch, it was nice to see her again.
Her class focuses on fun and simple cards like these:
That's not dirty snow, just a coating of glitter pen that photographed badly.  Honest!

When in Florida, you can say this and know you won't be doing any shoveling!

I'm saving this one for my grandson who will be 18 in March.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart January Blog Hop

Welcome to the January
Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.

Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
Have you seen the new CTMH Seasonal Expressions Catalog?
Hop along with us to see some awesome projects using the new products.

It was a struggle to decide what to make for this month's blog hop.   My current focus has been on making Heart Themed cards for the Cards for Little Hearts February card drive, and switching gears was proving difficult.  I knew I wanted to use the new Cross-stitch Love stamp set with matching Thin Cuts, and I just love the new Chelsea Gardens paper.  
Stamping a bunch of the cross-stitched roses was a start.  (For me, it was much easier to cut the shape first and then stamp it.)   As I laid out the flowers on a piece of plain glacier blue cs, I spied the cross-stitched heart stamps in the set and began random stamping the cs.  Switching gears wasn't necessary, after all.  This will make a lovely card for one of the older girls in the hospital.

Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from Andrea Sherman's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.   The hop is

circular.  So if you are just starting here, simply continue hopping until you find your way back, making the full circle.  If you get lost, the complete list of participants is on Joyce's blog.
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Winter Blues
heARTful stamping Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Blues 
Allsorts Challenge #449 - Something New (stamps) 
Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Anniversary Card Shower

A lovely woman, with whom I used to work, is celebrating her 58th wedding anniversary.  To commemorate the occasion, her daughter has organized a card shower for her parents.  This is the card I sent.
The Chelsea Garden papers are new from CTMH. 
The sentiment stamp is from SU.
And the pretty dotted lattice embossing folder is from 
Taylored Expressions.
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #336 - Out with the old (baker's twine and ef) and in with the new (paper) 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - It's a Banner Year
Use Your Stuff Challenge #294 - Something New (paper)
Allsorts Challenge #449 - Something New (paper)

I hope you'll stop back tomorrow to see what I've made for this month's Joyful Stars Blog Hop. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Can't forget the boys

It's always seems easier to make cards for girls than for boys, especially when you need to have heart themed cards!  Here is one card I've made for the current card drive at Cards for Little Hearts, intended more for a boy.

Oh my, this computer is behaving badly today.
It is being just too testy to try and link this card into any challenges!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Very Pink Cards

These cards will soon be on their way to Ohio, 
and the Nationwide Children's Hospital.
You can find out about the Heart Themed Cards
for Little Hearts card drive here.

 Both cards feature digital images colored with pencils and markers, a CTMH sentiment stamp, die cuts, embossing, baker's twine and lots of pink.

Just Us Girls Challenge #442 - Anything Goes 
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes