Saturday, June 28, 2014

Throw Back Saturday!

I know it is usually Throw Back Thursday, but I've never stayed in step with mainstream.  LOL  Today I want to show you what I have created with a few new ideas, non CTMH products and older CTMH products.  I absolutely adore these cards.  If you are like me, you check out Pinterest for ideas and even a few of the cardmaking magazines.  Learning new tricks can be fun!  So without further ado, here they are!

This card was made using an older CTMH stamp set and new CTMH papers.  I used colored pencils to color in the stamp.

This card was created using an older Stamp of the Month set, older CTMH designed paper, and the current Hemp Bakers twine (which will not be available as of 8/1/14 so hurry and get yours!).

This card was created using an idea off of Pinterest.  The card was completely black and white.  I used CTMH Black for the card itself and White Cardstock as the mat and an older CTMH stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE the inside of the card!

Inside of the 3 cards.  All sentiments came from the same matching stamp sets.

These two cards I used with inspiration from a card catalog and Pinterest-with a little of my twist.  The Get Well Soon card, to me, is just adorable!  A lot of these materials are from my stash but there are hints of CTMH in them!

Well, you have seen what I have been up to-feel free to share with me your card ideas!

As always, be Blessed and stay Creative!


Monday, June 23, 2014


Do you ever have those moments when idea comes out of no where?  Well, it happened and I just had to create again using the June Stamp of the Month-Kaboom!  It is so versatile.

Today I've created an invitation with lighter colors.  This would be great for a birthday or backyard celebration--and everyone gets their OWN ticket!

Items Needed to Recreate:

If you would like directions on how I created this card, please purchase items on my website  Notify me that you've purchased items and I will email you the directions.

AS ALWAYS-Be Creative and Stay Blessed!



Sunday, June 22, 2014

June Stamp of the Month-KABOOM!


That is the name of the June Stamp of the Month.  I absolutely love the versatility of this stamp set.  I am imagining a circus theme, a sleepover, Independence Day, and Birthday Party!  

Purchase your set today at 70% off --THAT'S $5.00--with a qualifying order!

This summer is moving so quickly...don't forget to smell the roses, walk in the grass barefoot and enjoy yourself.  We'll all be covered up soon enough!

As Always-Be Creative and Stay Blessed!



Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Everything ABC-Letter M-Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter M. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.

If you came from Tracey Pierce - Papercrafting Princess then you're on the right track!

Motorcycle Father's Day Card
Today, I am showing you a motorcycle card that I created for my dad.  He has a Harley and loves to ride at 68 years old!  I needed a really cool card for a really cool dad!
My really awesomely cool dad!!!

There are several sizes and several blogs and YouTube videos that can show you how to create this card (No sense in re-creating the wheel  :-)  ).  Hopefully I've put a Mean and Manly twist on this often beautiful pop-up card idea.

To purchase any of the products I've used click on the links below or go to

Products Needed:
Acetate (I purchased mine on

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Stephanie Feist-Quilted Scrapper.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Thank you for joining us!

Be Creative and Stay Blessed!



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Workshop News!


The Creative Queens now will be able to have Scrapbook and Card Making Workshops at the Stardust Hills Owners Association every Month.  

All workshops will have to be prepaid as I pre-cut the workshop kits prior to the workshop events.  I want to make sure that EVERYONE has a kit to participate!  We will have so much fun!!!!

If you would like to participate, have a kit mailed to you or would like an extra one, please contact me via email or Facebook PM.

We will have such a GREAT Ladies Evening Out!!!!!!

As Always--Be Blessed and Stay Creative!



Friday, June 6, 2014

The Everything ABC's Blog -Letter L

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their L element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.

If you came from Marloes Aynsley - Paper Crafts with Marloes then you're on the right track!

Lattice Garden Gift Bag

Today I have created a Lattice Garden Gift Bag.  The Skylark paper collection has a beautiful lattice design just perfect for today's blog hop with the letter L and I used only 1-yes that's right-ONE sheet of 12 x 12" paper!


The clasp is a button and flap design.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the perfect sized flap and open area.  

The best part is that you can make these ahead of time and they store laying FLAT! How great is that?!!!!!

  1. Pick any 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock or printed cardstock.
  2. Place your sheet onto your scoring board and score at 1/2", 5", 7", and 11 1/2".
  3. Turn your sheet 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2" and 9 1/2".
  4. Fold edges and crease to create "pocket" of the bag.  Follow diagrams below.
  5. Determine where you would like the ribbon handles to be placed.  Cut your ribbon to make a half-round handle.
  6. Puncture the paper with your Piercing Toolkit.
  7. Insert the brad on the outer side of the paper.  Place the ribbon onto the brad and secure the brad.  Make sure the brad doesn't go through both flap and front/back of the paper.  The secured side should remain in the middle of the fold so that no one gets scratched--and your final bag looks much more polished.
  8. Using tape adhere the top edges down--only where your brads are located.  (Your project should look like picture D at this point.)
  9. Fold the outer sides in and the front/back sides up.
  10. Time for your flap.  I used Sweet Pea cardstock scrap.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the perfect sized flap with button opening for this bag.  Depending on where you place the ribbon, the flap could be narrow, like mine, or wider.  Place your flap on the inside of the back part of the bag.  
  11. Bring the flap through the ribbon handles.  With a matching button placed on 3-D Tape, place the button in the perfect location.  Make sure the flap isn't stuck under the adhesive of the 3-D Tape.
  12. DECORATE til your heart is CONTENT!!!  I used the birdhouse, banner and bird from the Skylark Complements.  From the Skylark Assortment I used the 3 resin flowers.
Folding Diagrams:

What you will need to make a Lattice Garden Gift Bag:
If you would like to purchase any of these items, feel free to click on the link or go to my shop at

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it!

This concludes The Everything ABC's blog hop.  Thank you for joining us!

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

As always--Be Blessed and Stay Creative!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

I just love when a PLAN...I mean PAGE comes together!

Today I've created a Scrapbook page layout just for one of our families special memories!  Back when both children were at home and in school.  We were trying to find pumpkins.  This place only had itty bitty pumpkins but they had a lot of other activities for the boys to do.  Hope you enjoy!

BTW-The paper is from last months National Scrapbooking Celebration.  If you like this collection, pm me on Facebook.  I have extra to sell.  

Items Used:
Baker's Twine
Durables Triangle Studs in Antiqued Gold
National Scrapbooking Paper collection
"Fall Carnival" cut from Cricut Gallery

Thanks for looking!
Be Blessed and Stay Creative!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #78

CAS(E) this Sketch #78

Today I'm entering into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I've created the card using CTMH products.  The movement of the diagonals seemed fluid to me.  I love the sentiment "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF".  Sometimes that is exactly what we needed reminded to do.

To create this card I used:
Believe in Yourself stamp set (C1574)

Thank you for taking a peek.  If you would like to purchase any of these products, follow the link provided or go to

Be Blessed and Stay Creative!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Party Favor Favorites!

How would you like to make some one of a kind invitations for a party?  This video shows how you can create some wonderful cupcake toppers, party favors and invitations with just a few settings of your Cricut machine.

Check it out!

To purchase the Artiste Cricut Cartridge or fun stamp set, go to or message me on facebook.

Be Blessed and Stay Creative!