Friday, February 29, 2008

Tulips and Handwriting

This cute and simple card is for the LSC157 and LSC156 over at SCS! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

How much is that Doggie in the Window?

Today over at SCS the Ways to Use it Challenge was to use music as your inspiration.

This has been the song in our house since Monster Jam only it is sung: "How Much is that 'Taz'zy in the Window?" after the Taz monster truck. So in honor of the tune I made this card. This is the Valance Card from the Origionals Program by CTMH.

If you have a hard time coming up with card ideas be sure to check out Close To My Hearts Card Confidence Program on my website here:

It is perfect for the beginner card maker and stamper!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mail Call! What a RAK!

I love the TJ newsletter and its techniques but nothing compares to the 1-4-1 swap that we do each month. OH MY! I got my card from Suzann and I want to be her partner every month! Isnt is simply Wonderful! I am lucky to have her as my partner this month too-we swapped last month too! Enjoy!

Suzann's blog can be found at

Anyone interested in a Stamping Bella image Swap? I have 2 different stamsps but would love a few more. I am willling to swap my images for yours-I have giftabella w/hat and emmybella! Let me know and I will get something worked out on this. Just cost you a stamp and a few stamped images! Thanks!

More Challenge Cards!

I love the stamping bellas and also the CTMH Silhouette Paper! Perfect for both the CC155 and TLC157 challenges over at SCS. I got these done to share today! Let me know what you think!

The card below is for the i {heart} 2 Stamp sketch challenge. Check out if you need some inspiration!

I love the cards there!

Monday, February 25, 2008

SNS Sketch Challenge

This is the card I made for Korin's sketch challenge over at Sweet N' Sassy Stamps! I love this little guy and the water is made with liquid glass and stickles glitter.

Thanks for the inspiration Korin!

Love You to Pieces

I finally finished the Featured Stamper Challnge over at SCS. My card is a remake of her MFT card in her gallery for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is my card using Gina K.'s stamp set for autism awareness. I changed the stamps and the saying but the rest of the card is pretty much the same as Mary Jo Albrights! Let me know what you think!

Mary Jo's Blog is Beauty Lies Within on my sidebar. Check out her work!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

How Many have your name?

Interesting little thing to check out if your interested. I am always interested if others have my first name. I have only heard of a few and no one spells it the same. Interesting.....
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

New stuff!

One should never feel guilty about spending 2 weekends in a row papercrafting (scrapbooking, stamping, card marking etc) and not posting any of the wonderful new creations on your blog- YEAH Right!

I had a great time making some great cards. I made a mini album 9X9 that I will post once the photos are in it and also a 6X6 that is going to my sister-in-law who lost her bewloved kitty this weekend.

I will bore you no longer here is the goodies! Lots of SCS challenges and inspiration! Thanks everyone for sharing your lovely artwork. If I have recreated or taken your idea as a starting point consider yourself a master cardmaker because I loved your card so much I had to have one too!

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Blog-Growing Up Harrison

I am so excited that I was asked to start a blog regarding our adventure of raising a child on the Autism Spectrum by the agency we have been working with.

This blog address is:

I decided that it was a great idea and after chatting with my husband we decided it was a go. On that site we are hoping to get the word out about Autism and its effects on the immediate family as well as extended family and the community.

Did you know that the minimum out of pocket cost for the very basic of services and necessities of life is about $500 per month? I am excited to be sharing our experience so that others who are overwhelmed, stressed out, fed-up, and plain out of ideas on what to do next can be inspired! Hopefully you will drop by and take a little bit of information to others out there! Thanks everyone!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

SBDD13 Oh Happy Day!

The scrapbook Designer Diva challenge at SCS was to do a progressive page. This was a bit of a challenge because I have never scrapbooked in the 8.5X11 size.

In a progressive page you start with a 6X6 layout: The little frog is 3-d in that it has 3 layers. It is so cute!
Then create an 8.5x11 page using the 6X6 page:

Then finally to create a 12X12 page with both the 8.5X 11 and 6X6 pages: (with hidden tag)

Layout with tag out:
Stamp Set: Pond Pals (Sweet N' Sassy Stamps)
Paper: CTMH CS Clover Meadow, White Daisy, Sunkiss Yellow, Crystal Blue
Ink: CMTH Archival Black (love it)
Markers: CTMH Kiwi, Clover Meadow, Crystal Blue, Key Lime, Black
Embellishments: Black Designer Ribbon Rounds Gingham Pattern, SEI button, green staple, Cowboy dew Drops, Pop Dots
Layout inspiration from Cherish-CTMH page 116!

Monday, February 4, 2008

I Won Again!

I need to buy a lotto ticket! I never win anything but 2 things in a weekend is amazing!

I won a great prize package from Lisa at Thanks Lisa!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Card Puzzler Swap Results Jan 2008

I was the hostess for Round #1 of the Card Puzzler Swap on the CTMH Consultant BB. For those of you who do not know what that means is the hostess makes a card and then only sends the pieces (no bases) of the card including stamped images to the other players. Each player gets enough pieces to make a card for the hostess and one for themselves and trys to complete the card very similar to the hostesses. I loved this card layout when I saw it on a stampers blog so the sketch for this card is not mine! (Sorry cant remember who you were)
Here is my sample:

Here are the cards from 4 of the 6 players:
From B Gorton:
From J Coleman
From J Schlangen
From J Macke

Friday, February 1, 2008

I won!

I am so excited that I won a stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps from Dee Jackson's blog I cant wait to try out the 3 part rose stamp! Thanks again Dee and Maria at Kitchen Sink Stamps! I am still doing a happy dance!