Monday, September 14, 2015

Because she enjoyed it

I found several of these photos of my Mom at varying times with the crocheted and knitted animals she created.  It gave her great joy to make all of these creatures and even grated joy watching those who received her gifts, increase the amount of joy in there lives.  She was asked often why she would make the same ones many times over and doesn't she get bored but her answer was always 'I enjoy it and it makes me happy' and no truer words were spoken.  Miss you so much Mom!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Animal Kingdom's breathtaking birds!

So many beautiful birds call Disney World's Animal Kingdom home!

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Animal Kingdom elephants & hippos

The safari tour was awesome, we were able to see so many different animals, it felt like being on safari in Africa!  The baby elephant had the older ones wrapped around his finger, just like human babies do and the hippos ears were in constant motion otherwise you would never know they were there!  So special!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

CTMH Carrier Sheet & MISTI Tutorial

Hi everyone!!

I have a great 'tips & tricks' video to share with you for stamping your Close To My Heart acrylic stamps using the MISTI stamping tool!

If you have any questions after the video please don't hesitate to email me at and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Animal Kingdom's Tree of Life

Animal Kingdom's tree of life is simply an amazing sight to see!  We were lucky enough to see Animal Kingdom all decorated up with a beautiful christmas tree as well!

I hid my journaling behind the lower left photo on the right-side layout, adding the animal parade to pull it out with.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fast & Furious Birthday

This is my super fun 'masculine' birthday card!  I used my computer to print "what does...look like at your age?" on a 5.25x4" white cardstock panel then stamped the 'Fast and Furious' image from my stamp set in between the two lines.  Also in that stamp set is this awesome tire tread border and the slick looking race car!  I stamp the race car in different positions, using a light grey ink, to communicate movement on the race track then I stamped the race car in bright red and popped it up lower and in the center.  I stamped that cool tread as the race track road and in several directions on the card base to create interest on the edge of the card base, below the front card panel.

Inside I stamped this 'jalopy' panel truck, it's all good and happy birthday! I stamped the images in all the colors that make up a traffic light!

I thought this would be a great card to kid around the aging guy in your life!  The supplies are listed and linked below!

CTMH D1541 Fast and Furious Stamp Set
CTMH B1419 Joyful Birthday
CTMH Z2162 Honey Dye Ink
CTMH Z2127 Holiday Red Dye Ink (No longer available)  Use any bright red
CTMH Z2113 Clover Meadow Dye Ink (No longer available) Use any bright green
CTMH Z2105 Black Dye Ink
CTMH 1385 White Daisy Cardstock (2) 5.5x4" for the front & inside card panels
Miscellaneous Blue Cardstock 5.5x8.5" score & fold at 4.25" to create a 5.5x4.25 top fold card base
CTMH 3-D Foam Tape

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Stamping Layers

Thanks for stopping by to spend time with me today!

This is a card using those awesome 'layering' stamps that are all the rage right now...truth is they have been around for a long, long time but they are making a fierce comeback!

One technique for using them is to plan to use the same 'color' but in varying shades.  In this thank you card I used 3 different shades for each flower, first the 'blackout' layer in the lightest shade, the 'outline' layer in the darkest shade and the center in a medium shade.  These types of layering stamps look wonderful in different color groups as well as in different shades of the same color.

I used my CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the sentiment label from Amethyst cardstock and a miscellaneous orange patterned paper.  See the supplies list below for the cut information.

I used Thistle Ink for 'WITH' & CS Orchid Ink for 'Thanks'

The supplies I used:

CTMH White Daisy Cardstock 1385 - 4 x 5.25" card front panel
Bazzill Lupine Cardstock 4.25 x 11 folded at 5.5" to make an A2 4.25 x 5.5 top folding card base
Miscellaneous pattern paper in orange colors
CTMH Amethyst Dye Ink Z2100 (No longer available)
CTMH Orange Dye Ink Z2138 (No longer available)
Club Scrap 3086 Neon Purple
Club Scrap 949 Orchid
Club Scrap 3085 Neon Orange
CTMH Z2191 Sunset Dye Ink
CTMH Z2153 Sweet Leaf Dye Ink 
CTMH Z2640 Thistle Dye Ink
CTMH D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp Set (No longer available however there are many more like it, it was simply used for the 'with' & 'Thanks'
CTMH Z1936 Purple gems
CTMH Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
CTMH Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge Page 51 in the hand book, Row 4 button 1 or Image #M43790 in Cricut Design Space for Cricut Explore

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