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I hope you find something of interest to you.

Saturday, September 29, 2012



Join me to make this perpetual calendar - 
you can use it all year, every year!
Click here to find more pictures, descriptions, 
and all the information necessary to participate.
This workshop is the third one listed on the workshop page. 
And if you want to create this calendar, 
but can't make it to one of the workshops, 
find out how you can get a kit complete with 
directions that will allow you to make it at home!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Christmas Challenge - Black Tie Fridays and Heart 2 Heart

Both Heart 2 Heart and Black Tie Fridays had a Christmas challenge this week.  Black Tie Fridays, a new challenge blog I just found out about, required a pink monochromatic theme with a touch of black.  Heart 2 Heart simply said anything Christmas was accepted for their first Christmas challenge of the year.  So this is what I came up with.

The Pear and Partridge paper pack has this sheet that is primarily pink, so I used smoothie cardstock as the card base.  The ornament image is from the October Stamp of the Month - Very Merry Christmas.  CTMH's new black tulle ribbon was one of the "touches of black" for Black Tie Fridays.  And what ornament would be complete without some bling - so bitty sparkles, bitty pearls and a rhinestone designer brad (all from CTMH) complete the look.

The card itself is a modified Swinging Z-Fold, so the greeting is stamped on the inside that isn't seen when the card is closed.  The greeting is also from Very Merry Christmas, the background stamp is from Merry and Bright (C1510) and I added one of the Pear and Partridge rub-ons.

I just found out that Black Tie Fridays selected my card for the "Casual Friday" award!!!! Thanks.

Click here to go over to Heart 2 Heart and see the other Christmas creations.
Click here to head over to Black Tie Fridays to see the "hint of black" added to pink for Christmas!
Enjoy - and try one of these challenges -they are really fun and addictive!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


We are working on Christmas this month - two great cards and four dimensional gift tags!  Click here to go over to the Stamp Club page and see all the details!  Four groups will meet - everyone will do the same projects.  Hope you can join us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


ADVENT CALENDAR -  Monday October 22
Thursday, November 1 or Saturday, November 3
 Both of these workshops will use CTMH Workshop Kits - we'll just get together and assemble everything together for a very small workshop fee.
Want extra cards?  Here are three more designs that you can make with this same stamp set!

Click here to go to my "Project Workshops" page for all the details!


Saturday, September 22
Make this fun photo project with your favorite photos - see more samples and get all the information by clicking here to go to my "Project Workshops" page.

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - BIG card!

Well, it's been a while since I've been able to play with any of the challenges.  Luckily, this one was right up my alley.  This is the card I made for my son's birthday - and it is L - O - N - G!  I used the colonial white die cut card (3.5 X 8) and the Cruisin' (now retired) Workshop on the Go from CTMH.  I love the fact that the card is big enough that the pocket on the inside actually holds the money without having to fold it!
I have to say that this size card was a bit of a challenge to design, especially with the extra flap at the end.  But that flap adds so much to the design, it was worth it in the end!

Click here or on the badge to the right to head over to Heart 2 Heart to see the other wonderful BIG creations this week.
Head on over to "My Challenges" page to find out more details about this card!

Thanks for looking!