Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Another Confetti Card using Pathfinding Cards WOTG

When  I sit down with all my goodies to get crafty some days I have a ton of time and like to just see what happens other days I NEED to finish a stack of cards in a small window of time so those I love, care about, or need to thank are not waiting until the next ice age to hear from me.  That is when I grab some direction and inspiration from a how to book or in this case a WOTG instruction sheet.  That way the instructions and the stamps are all set for me and I just need to get to cutting and adhering.  If you are anything like me...... lets face we LOVE to craft no matter if its just for 20 minutes or 20 hours (yes I've done that) I just want something to show for my efforts at the end that is lovely.  So here is another card from my most recent stamping session.  I think I made about 10-12 cards in just about an hour. 

This card uses Pacifica and whisper Cardstock, stamps and bling from the Pathfinding WOTG, Pacifica and Thistle Ink, Purple and Silver Shimmer Trim, and Confetti Papers. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Confetti meets Pathfinding Cards WOTG

So I'm always looking for ways to get the most bang for my buck and crafting is no different.  So today I'd like to share some cards I made with Confetti papers AND the layout directions from the Pathfinding Card WOTG.  I love being able to sit down with WOTG directions and crank out something beautiful in a reasonably short amount of time.  So keep those WOTG directions from kits past and give some new products a classic twist.  I like to keep the coordinating stamp set with the directions so I have everything I need at my finger tips.

So for these cards I used the Confetti Paper Pack, Sky, Thistle, Honey Cardstock and inks as well as Pacifica ink, Pathfinding Cards WOTG Stamp set, purple shimmer trim and thistle ribbon. Until next time happy crafting!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall is in the Air . . . .

It is definitely starting to feel like fall around here!!!! The last 2 days have been chilly and brisk and even one of my favorite sites had a fall challenge last week.  So I decided to jump on the band wagon and make this card that was inspired by this weeks sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

For this card I used stamps, paper and sequins bling from the  Pathfinding WOTG Cards collection as well as Bronze Glitter Trim, a leaf cut with my Cricut from Autumn Terracotta Cardstock. I hope this inspires you to get crafty!!!!

To check out the awesome submissions for this sketch follow this link Freshly Made Sketches

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


As soon as I saw the challenge this month at H2H I knew  had to break into my stash of Laughing Lola.  I thought this paper went perfectly with my pictures from the Black Light 5k. So I used Lagoon paper, ink and shimmer trim as well as the Laughing Lola Compliments that I've been hoarding away for the perfect layout.  My title is stamped with Handwritten print and colored in with ShinHan Markers Leaf green, Golden Yellow, Lavender, and Cerulean Blue.

Here is the Link to check out some more FAVORITE's over at H2H.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My New Favorite . . . .

The scrap challenge for September is your favorite color combo. You know I couldn't settle on just one so this is my NEW favorite color Combo in the Annual Inspirations is Confetti and is also the featured colors over at Color Dare. 

I knew this paper pack would perfectly feature the pictures I took at the Color Vibe 5k this year.  My friend did her 1st 5k as well as my sisters kids.  We had a blast and I LOVED scrapping these memories using Confetti! 

I just LOVE the look of Thistle, Pacifica, Canary, and Crystal Blue together.  For the title I used the Frame work alphabet set with the NEW ShinHan markers Lavender, Peony, Golden Yellow, Cerulean Blue and made it pop with liquid glass.  I used purple shimmer trim to bring some bling to my layout as well as the new black arrow washi tape, slate twist ties, crystal blue cardstock and ink, canary cardstock and ink and Thistle ink.

To see some more inspiration follow this Link to H2H or Color Dare

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FAMILY IS FOREVER - September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop we will be featuring September's SOTM, Family Is Forever 
which is a set of 7 stamps. If you have come here from Beth Naumann's Blog,
you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your
way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of the participating blog's below.

This month we have about 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is
simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here is a close up of the set . . . .

 This card also uses Thistle inks, Scardy Cat paper pack, and the adorable thistle ribbon!!!!
Feel free to leave comments on ANY of the blogs you visit! Now it's Time to keep on hoppin to Wendy Coffman's Blog to see more fantastic Family is Forever Crafts!!!!!

If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of hoppers . . .

Melinda Everitt
Adeline Brill
Michelle Stewart
Sheila Bennett
Judy Faye Garner
Jen Patrick
Lucy Kelleher
Melissa Laverty
Maureen O'Sullivan
Sarita Schraeder
Katy Taylor
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Traci Godbee
Michelle Loncar
Judy Burger
Haley Dyer
Mary Eisen
Michelle Jones
Kami Welter
Vicki Price
Priscilla Gotham
Nancy Womersley
Shirley Ross
Krista Hershberger
Alyson Mayo
Michelle Johns
Maria Myers
Teresa Scrivens
Beth Naumann
Pamela Ellison
Wendy Coffman
Jen Rubio
Lalia Harris
Gina Brandstetter
Carla Ironside
Wanda Riley
Krista Ritskes
Dana Kessler
Dawn Ross
Kathy Corson
Brenda Lapp
Pam Jarrett
Stefani Ewing
Dawn Haight
Nikka Geers
Melissa Robinson
Michele Rowley
Justine Hovey
Julie Carriere
Lela Norris
April Nourse
Amie Kiger
Terry Ann
Jean McNulty
Catherine Nowak
Jilena Paskett
Kelly Janes
Lauren Moore
Heather Schmuckal
Kristine Ponte
Paige Dolecki
Joy McHargue
Jessica Hill
Regina Kettering
Julia Hammond
Tina Lovell
Donna Digby
Jaime Llewellyn
Morgan Vogt
Wendy Kessler
Peachy Iris G. Lamb
Carol Taggio
Sarah Hirsch
Kathy Burrows
Jacquelin Green
Casandra Bennett

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Inspired by Food

The final challenge in August is to be inspired by food!!!! Well as a wanna be foodie we have a TON, TON, TON of food pictures!  Narrowing it down to just a few hasn't easy but I finally settled on an impromptu cooking session with my boy.  We both LOVE Asian food and he has a passion for Sushi so we ran around town one day to pick up some yummy ingredients to make some California rolls as our 1st attempt. and the rest is scrappin history.  I some how missed printing the pick of him so I included it in the post and sent to my local print shop to get it in a jiffy.

Here is the pic to go in the matte . . .

And her is to see some more FOODIE inspirations H2H.