Posts Tagged ‘CTMH’

My mom got me into stamping (Gee thanks Mom! 😉 ). When I first started, she gave me a set of blank notecards and some Stampin’ Up ink spots. I’ve had those notecards for a really long time now. The last online class I took was about using your supplies, Supplies on Hand and that spurred me to finally break these out. I also pulled out a bunch of the die cuts and chipboard that I’ve had for awhile. This is one of the first cards I made at my weekend retreat. The simple Kraft-like background worked well with the Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration and white space challenges.

Waffle Flower Challenge-White-SpaceWaffle Flower Challenge-Photo

Hello Happy by Crafting[without}Kids


I used the Waffle Flower Rock My World stamp set for the Hello, Laugh rock, and leaves.

The Close to my Heart blog also had a Choose Your Own Adventure type story and I followed along with that to get to my challenge. That challenge was to use the colors Goldrush, Honey, and Colonial White so I incorporated those too.

I didn’t finish using all the notecards, but I made a big dent and I hope to finish them soon!

And of course, Anything Goes at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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I don’t make a lot of tags. Tim (the most amazing) Holtz makes tags for just about everything. They are a great canvas for playing with techniques and making mini-masterpieces, but I have a hard time making art for art’s sake and I need to actively work more on Just Playing. In that vein, I decided to try the new challenge at CASE Study #166.

Here’s the inspiration

And here’s my take!

Case Study 166

I finally broke into my Close to My Heart Flirty collection pack. So the chipboard, papers and pin are from that collection. It was really hard for me to cut into a huge 12″ x 12″ piece of paper to cut out the little banners, but in the end, it was a little freeing. And hopefully, this will help me use it more! I spritzed the background with Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold and it sure does shimmer! I really wish I could make it show up better in this picture. This tag will also go well with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Ink Challenge. I’m not sure where this tag will end up, but for right now it can live online. 🙂

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Basic Grey? Yes Please!
Sparkles? Yes Please!

This Basic Grey Challenge is PERFECT! This time is Sparkle and Glamour at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog.

Ooooooooh Shiny!

Ooooooooh Shiny!

Oh pretty little shiny flowers! This paper is from Cappella from Basic Grey. I added shiny buttons and bling from Close to My Heart. Even the twine along the edge has silver glinting through it. I like the understated glamour with pops of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Since I’m trying to be better about using what I have instead of buying more (I SWEAR I am!), the Shopping Our Stash blog challenges are perfect for me! The current challenge is They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Here’s my card:

HapBEE Birthday!

HapBEE Birthday!

I made this card at the crop I went to last weekend and EVERYTHING on it is either scrap paper or borrowed stamps! I tried something new and ONLY brought my scrap plain and patterned paper with me for the 12+ hour crop. People at the crops know I love paper scraps since I also make jewelry and can often use just little pieces. So my friend Shana gave me some pieces of her Buzz & Bumble Close to My Heart paper and I had a little EK bug punch with me. I really need to get more of that paper–it’s wonderful! My friend Ellie gave me some twine. I used a CTMH alpha set to create the sentiment on my fabulous Tim Holtz Grid Blocks. Love those things!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon (or sign-up to follow my blog!) for my week-long self-imposed series of Play Every Day!

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