Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I am participating in another challenge this week called Throwback and it is sponsored by Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  This week the project needs to be made from a retired Close to My Heart paper set, the older the better!  Well, mine is so old, I don't even know the name!  I believe it was from a Father's Day kit.  I used one of the patterned sheets to create a layout for my grandson's Eagle Project and added cranberry and retired Gray Wool cardstock.  The embellishments were from my stash. Design credit to this Pinterest find goes to Even More Scrapping.

So while it is fun and maybe more trendy to create with new products, don't forgot that stash (you know that you have one) when you are looking for the perfect paper for your project!

I also want to share with you that I will be leaving on vacation in a couple days and will be gone a little over two weeks.  So I will not have forgotten you.  I hope to be back to my blogging as soon as the jet lag resolves!

Talk to you soon,

For more inspiration please visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog;
Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Out of My Comfort Zone!

You probably heard my moans and groans this morning as I was looking at this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  Now I am entirely linear in my layout style.  I mean a ruler is my best friend as I attempt to straighten something that is a 32nd of an inch off square.  So imagine my angst when I saw the large rectangle element sitting at an angle!  Agh!

However, I have vowed to work with some online sketches even if I have to take those dreaded steps out of my comfort zone...so here is my project for this week.

I used two of the Picture my Life cards included in the Florence paper packet (X7208B).  These cards, intended for use in pocket scrapbooking projects, also work wonderfully on cards like this one or journaling blocks in your normal scrapbooking. The large embellishment was cut with the Ornate Blossom Thin Cut ((Z3227) and stamped with an image from the Ornate Blossoms stamp set (D1687).  

Other Close to My Heart products used include:
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Shinhan markers (Carmine, Peacock Green and Marigold--although I think I should have used Golden Yellow)
Say it All stamp set (C1632).  This is a hostess only set available until July 31st.
Florence Sequins (Z3213)
Momento Black Ink

Just for fun, here is another card I made with the stamp set.  Reminds me of the coloring books popular right now.

For more creative inspiration, please visit the Mojo Monday Blog:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Good Day, Sunshine!

Here I am with my offering for Mojo Monday #455.  This week I chose papers from the Calypso paper packet and a stamp from the Beach Life set.  I love the fun summery colors of Calypso and the Beach Life set works beautifully with these papers.  Both the paper and stamps are from the CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog and are available through August 31st.

Close to My Heart Products used on this project:
Calypso Paper Packet X7210B
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Honey Cardstock X5668
Canary Cardstock X5772
Black Momento Inkpad Z899
Beach Life Stamp Set D1691

Please take the time to visit the Mojo Monday blog for more ideas using this sketch:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Once Again---Missing in Action

A three-way Messenger conversation with my friends and CTMH co-consultants, Lori and Pam, inspired me to come back to blogging. I am not sure why I keep straying away, but once again here I am with good intentions.  For one thing, I have discovered Mojo Monday, a site that offers card sketches each Monday and invites participation by linking one's blog.  Well, I like that idea! With that kind of inspiration and schedule, I just might be able to do this!

So here is my first offering for the Mojo Monday Challenge:

Close to my Heart products used on this project include:
White Daisy Cardstock 1388
Black Cardstock 1386
Lagoon and Cranberry papers from the Adventure Fundamentals Pack Z3125
Honey and white polka dot from Magical Paper Packet X7209B
Beyond Awesome Stamp Set C1644
Magical Sequins Z3214
Thin 3-D Tape Z2060
Cranberry Ink Pad Z2116
Momento Black Ink

I hope you are also inspired to create something awesome with this sketch!