Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chocolate and Friendship

 I've been meaning to give the ladies in my Bible Study a little something just because they are such precious friends and I am so thankful for their friendships.  Chocolate was an easy choice, but how to package it was what took me some time to come up with.  Thankfully there are so many ideas out in the cyber world and I came across a YouTube video with this purse idea.  They are so simple to create and pack quite a presentation punch.

Hope the ladies enjoy...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Solid Foundation

This is the last of the cards from my "Card Making Marathon Day" a few weeks ago.  It's a card my husband would be happy to grab and use when he wants to send a thank you or birthday card to someone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just Because

These were a couple of the cards I had made a few weeks ago when I had a card making marathon day utilizing scraps of paper.  Sweet, simple, and ready to send a "Hello" note to a friend or add a "Happy Birthday" sentiment if needed.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

H2H From Your Heart to Ours Challenge

I was at a loss as to what to create for this challenge.  In the end, I got inspiration from the quilts my grandmother made for the older girls' bunkbeds.  They are bright, patchwork style quilts with floral, dot, and butterfly prints on the material.  I tried to coordinate the CTMH colors as best I could to make this dry erase board for the older girls to have in their room.  When the weather is nicer, I plan to spray paint the frame.  For now I used acrylic paint to cover the nasty metal frame, but it didn't work the best.

I used several different CTMH SS to create the patterns on the cardstock.  I like how that part turned out and so do the girls.

H2H Baby Challenge

With time quickly running out to create a "baby" themed project, I opted to use the current Mojo Monday Sketch and create another baby card.  I used some long since retired CTMH paper and CTMH SS.  I kept the colors gender neutral, so I can use it for a mom to be that hasn't found out the gender of the baby yet.

H2H Times 3 Challenge

Oh how I love how this card turned out!  When I first saw the challenge I was at a loss as to what I wanted to create, but after I decided on the tree as my focal image the rest just kind of came together.

I used Dutch Blue cardstock, which I lightly sanded, for the sky.  I stamped clouds using the SS Childhood.  The grass is Splendor B&T paper that I tore and then stamped grass patches using the SS Grown with Love.  The tree and leaves were also from this stamp set.  The bird was stamped on the opposite side of the B&T paper.  It came from the SS Doodle Alphabet.  My sun is actually a flower from the SS Cottage Floral with a Nestabilities circle center.  The sentiment is from the SS Treasure Life.

Make it a great day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mojo Baby Inspiration

I was inspired by this Mojo Monday Sketch 181.  There were so many fabulous cards made using this sketch I just had to give it a try.  Boy am I glad that I did--I had LOTS of FUN playing with this sketch.  

Unfortunately I made this card prior to the most recent Heart-2-Heart challenge, so another baby card will be in order with CTMH products.  I used some gender neutral baby paper scraps to create these cards.  My sewing machine was ready to go when I made these cards, so I even did some real stitching on these cards.

A lady from our church is having a "surprise blessing" in September, so I wanted to give her a card and little something to purchase things she needs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Paper Flower

This card started with the piece of patterned paper and the desire to send a note of encouragement to a sweet lady at our church.  Not wanting to cover much of the patterned paper and wanting to create one of these paper flowers, I looked through my CTMH Originals book for inspiration.  It was important for me to keep the card simple and relatively flat for mailing.

Monday, March 7, 2011

H2H color challenge... a challenge

I struggled with this color challenge (gypsy, creme brulee, and black).  Much of it had to do with my lack of the specified colors; however, the need for a sympathy card gave me a little inspiration.  I ended up stamping the bird image in the creme brulee and coloring a piece of scrap white ribbon with the creme brulee ink as well.  I don't have anything gypsy, so I resorted to petal cardstock and ink, using a background stamp set to create the patterned petal paper.  The verse is from Verve and the Peace is from the CTMH Everlasting Life stamp set (using a bit of masking).