Sunday, July 1, 2012

CTMH Blog Challenge . . . better late than never!

I recently became a member of a Facebook group that helps challenge CTMH representatives to express themselves fully on their blog.  The challenge for this week was to use paper or stamps that haven't been used and combine them with challenges from other blogs.  I came up with three cards that I would like to share.  (Please note that this was more challenging than I expected but also a WHOLE lot more fun!)

This one is for the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#152) and features my new June Stamp of the Month S1205 Friendship Bouquet  (background and Copic colored sunflower) and some of my new CTMH bakers twine. (See my "Christmas in July" offer below to get some for yourself!)

Tuesday Morning Sketch #152

 I might be a little late on this one but I wanted to share it anyways.  This was my hardest to finish of the three.  This is for the Just Us Girls Challenge #142 (JUGS #142).  First, the inspiration...
Then my result... I used the B1369 Rosy Regards set and white bakers twine dragged through the Topiary stamp pad to create the vine.  It didn't turn out exactly like I'd planned but it works.
JUGS #142

This is for the Heart2Heart "Wedding" Challenge and the Mojo Monday Sketch!  There is a lot more sparkle than it shows on this picture.  I love the curly CTMH chipboard as well (although it was almost 12" long to begin with, I trimmed it to make two - can't tell, huh?).  The sentiment is from D1510 4 My Friend and is stamped in Grey Wool.  I have the perfect couple to give this too as well (It helps to have an inspiration! :) ).

Heart2Heart & Mojo Monday
Well, how did I do.  It was fun but nerve wracking.  I would like to work on more for next week but we will see how it goes.  Maybe only one card at a time would be helpful.  And I would like to put directions for the more technique-rich cards (the above are pretty self explanitory...).


1.  Tomorrow, (Monday, June 2nd) is my first Scrapbook Layout Craft Night.  We are using my new Faber-Castel Gelatos and some embossing powder to make our own fun!  Information is available in the right column of this blog or under events on my Facebook page.

2.  "Christmas in July" special:  As I love July (my birthday is in 7 days and counting), I thought I'd celebrate with a great special.  During the month of July, any orders of $40 or more can choose one of the following gifts: free ink pad*, free shipping, or free bakers twine of your choice! What a deal! Contact me for details...

3.  I'm working on another Card Workshop date . . . any ideas?  I'm thinking a Saturday later in the month but may be willing to do another day as well if there is interest.  Email me or leave me a message on Facebook to cast you vote!  I have a few new techniques to share during that workshop as well! :)


  1. Gorgeous cards. I love the one you created for TMS challenge - it looks like the sun is setting on it. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Love all your cards.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. cute cards

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