Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fun in the Sun in Cuba

When we went to Cuba last January for a family wedding my husband and I also took a tour to Havana. It was like a blast from the past with all the old 50's cars. Most were used as regular transportation and were in need of some repairs but there were a few that were fixed up like they were almost new. The one in this picture is actually used as a taxi.
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Vintage Postcard D1207
August Word Puzzle D1290
Woodcut Alphabet (SORRY RETIRED)
Route 66 paper Packet X7080B
White Daisy Pigment ink
Cocoa ink
Black Pen

Wild Thing!

I have been wanting to use this stamp set for a long time but never had any time to play until the other day. I like how this image turned out. Hope you do too.
All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Wild Thing Stamp set C1284
Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Blush and White Daisy cardstock
Grey Wool and Blush Ink
Swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Scalloped and Regular Ovals from Nestibilities
Uniball Signo White Pen
Grey Satin Ribbon (Unknown)
Finger Dauber
Prismacolor Pencils

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This card make me happy! You know what also makes me happy? When you leave a comment! I like to hear from you. Let me know if you are enjoying this blog or is it a waste of my time. LOL
This card is made with the Happiness Stamp Set (C1310). I made a window in the card front and placed vellum in a window like setting then stamped the image onto the inside of the card.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
Happiness Stamp Set C1310
Say it in Style D1283
Vellum #1395
That's Amore paper Packet X7107B
Hollyhock and Colonial White Cardstock
Colonial White Brads
Nestibilities Scalloped Ovals
Hollyhock and Garden Green Ink
Pink ribbon (unknown)
Paper Flowers (Unknown)
That's it for today and remember to leave a comment and make my day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Baby Steps

This is a quick card that I made the other day. I knew It would be a busy week for me, because i was getting ready for Club Night, Scrapbook Class and Technique Class all this week, so I like to prepare a few cards ahead for times like this. All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
Baby Steps Stamp Set D 1266
Tender Tags Stamp Set D1350 (June 2009 Stamp of the month)
That's Amore Paper Packet X7107B
White Daisy Cardstock
Grey Wool and Blush Ink
Finger daubers
Baby Pink Bigger Brads Z295
Nature's Ambiance Rub Ons Z1097
Scalloped and Regular Ovals Nestibilities
Martha Stewart Border Punch
White Satin Ribbon (unknown)
Prismacolor Pencils
You can hardly see in the photo but I did do some Heart Rub Ons directly onto the Bigger Brads for a cute effect.
I also too the blush ink and used the finger dauber to go around the edges of the patterned paper for a soft effect.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Splish Splash!

This set (Makin Waves C1365) is such a cute set. I have so many ideas I can use this set for, but for today's post I made this card.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Makin Waves C1365
Clover Meadow, Star Spangled Blue, Sunny Yellow and White Daisy cardstock
Star Spangled Blue Ink
Memento Black Ink
Dimensional Element Bookplate
Nestibilities Scalloped and Regular Circles
White Daisy Biggie Brads
Sunny yellow flower Brads
White satin Ribbon (Unknown)
Unibal Signo White ink Pen (for the dots)
Copic Markers

Monday, May 11, 2009

With Sympathy

My friend's Mom passed away the other day. This is the card I made for them.
All Supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Elegant Bouquet Paper Packet (sorry it is retired now)
Desert Sand, Bamboo and Cranberry Cardstock
Garden Green, Cranberry and Desert Sand Ink
Nestibilities Scalloped and Regular Circles
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Cranberry Organdy Ribbon
The Gift Of Love D1198 (Retired now, sorry)
Leaf stamp (I cannot remember which set it came from)
White thread

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone. Hope you day is wonderful. So far mine has been great. I had a little time to scrapbook so I made a layout of my son, Terry. This picture was take last year when he was fishing out at the dam. This is one of his favorite things to do.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.

Back Country Paper Packet X7110B

Dimensional Elements Monogram Letters

Nestibilities Inverted Square Scallop

Light Blue Craft Paint

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thank You!

I want to thank you all for visiting my blog. Your comments are all so kind. When I started this blog one month ago I never would have guessed that I would have over 1100 visitors in such a short time. You are all so wonderful! Thanks so much........


When the sun was shining the other day it inspired me to make a "bright and sunny" card.
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Happiness stamp set C1310
Believe in Me stamp set D1274
Black, White daisy and Sunny Yellow Cardstock
Black Ink
White Daisy bigger brads
Yellow ribbon (unknown)
Prismacolor Pencils
Uni-ball Signo white pen (for the dots)
EK Success scalloped Punch

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and I though I would post the Mother's Day Card I made my Mom this year. I already gave it to her as we celebrated a little early this year. (as you recall I took her to the city to do some shopping!)
All supplies are Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated:
Bamboo, White Daisy and Blush Cardstock
White Daisy Pigment Ink
Blush Ink
Endless Friendship D1354
Say it in Style D1283
Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder
Nestabilities Inverted Scallop Square
Just Blooms Big Pinks Z1033
Hollyhock Bigger Brad
White Thread
For the White Daisy Pigment ink I heat set it with my Heat gun.
I also did some sewing on all the layers with this card too.
I decorated the inside with the stamps and blush ink as well. (Sorry, I never thought to take a photo of it).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May

Happy May!
Happy May everyone. I like the month of May. It brings some nice temperatures and lots of sun. It is the month of my Mom's Birthday and of course Mother's Day. It is the month that we start camping at Oak Lake for the summer. It is also the month that Close To My Heart's Summer Catalogue starts! It is so exciting to see all the new things that Jeanette Lynton and the team at Close To My Heart has put together for us. New in the Summer catalogue is a new volume in the card making how - to's called WISHES! And the exciting news is although it was not supposed to be ready until June it is ready NOW! So starting today you can order the new Wishes Book. I know it will be my first purchase as the rest of the CTMH know how books are wonderful.
We also have the 5 new paper packets and level 1 kits. Not to mention all the new stamp sets and embellishments. Take a peak at them via my website...just click on the picture of the summer catalogue to the left and it will take you to view all the new items.
I don't want to delay you any further so that's it for today.
Take Care