Saturday, October 29, 2011

Surprise winner

Our latest team swap resulted in two, four way ties! With four cards in each category getting the same number of votes. Susan said that has never happened before. So instead of having a draw-off or re-vote (NO hanging chads!) or anything else, Susan decided that we were ALL winners! If you participated in the swap, she was spreading the wealth and we would all recieve something out of the current Idea Book. So this is what the mailman brought me the other day. The stamp set, Happy Clusters, was not on my Must Have list, but now that I have it, I see all sorts of possibilities for it. And a girl can never have too many Sparkles, can she? Susan is a wonderful Upline who always goes above and beyond. I'm lucky to have her.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Memory Cube Box duh!

Sometimes I amaze myself when I have duh moments. Totally forgot to take a pic of the BOX that the chipboard pieces go into! So, in all it's it is. I covered up his name on the box since I don't know how they feel about having his name plastered all over the Internets! All four sides are covered like the front. Only the top and flap are different. I inked the corners and edges in Chocolate ink before I started applying paper.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Memory Cube Box

This is a cool new alterable box that CTMH is offering. It comes as plain white chipboard and has 24 white chipboard "coasters" inside for you to alter any way you want.

I used an old Heart Of Winter campaign paper that is one of my all-time faves called Serendipity. I only use this paper for "special" projects! This is going to be a gift for my nail gal to send to her grandson in Hawaii so he can learn his alphabet. And yes, I did add two more of my coasters from my stash so he has the whole alphabet to learn and not just the first 24 letters!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Love this kid!

Miss Joy had to write an essay for school about a creative person she knew. And she chose to write about her Aunt Sue! Jan had told me how much Joy liked the things I made and gave her, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think to this extent. She made me cry!

And of course I had to scrap the essay! I used the now discontinued CTMH You Rock paper pack. The layout is my adaptation of one I saw in Scrapbooks, Etc magazine. The chipboard embellishments are from my stash and they are covered in Washi Tape. The title "essay" uses CTMH Newsprint Rub-Ons.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Angry Bird?

One of my CTMH sisters posted an adorable card and cutting instructions for her version of the red Angry Bird. I HAD to make one of my own! Used the Cricut and Art philosophy cartridge. I think the feet are too small in proportion to the rest of it, so my next attempt will fix that minor problem.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Some friends moved into a new home and they had a housewarming party last weekend. I decided to make them something that they could hang in their new place. I used one of the Ikea mirrors I've had forever and covered 1.5 x1.5 chipboard in CTMH Grace papers, then ink distressed the edges. I cut some flowers out using my Cricut and CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The "home" letters are from my stash and covered in CTMH Barn Red cs and I used Cherished Flourishes stamp set on them. Our friends loved the hanging!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Angel Canvas

Posh Scraps had a class a couple of weeks ago about stamping and using Faber-Castell watercolor crayons and pencils on canvas. Sounded like something fun and different to do, so I went. It was a great class and we talked the instructor into doing a more "holiday" themed canvas in Nov, so I'm looking forward to it. We were supposed to use the Faber-Castell Gel Medium over the entire canvas once we were done, but being the rebel I am, I had to bring mine home and try beeswax on mine. And I don't like the end result. Something about the canvas and beeswax not playing well together I think. Everyone who has seen it in person loves it, so I guess I'm just being overcritical. Imagine that!! Guess I need to do what my angel says and Keep Calm and Carry On!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Down for another year

The Rays just lost to the Rangers for another year. BUT! We improved on last year in the post season when we at least won the first game of the series. Last year we didn't win a single game against them in post season play. Holding my head high. These guys had the deck stacked against them from the beginning. They accomplished what many thought could not be done. Truly the Comeback Kids. Here's to 2012.

 Gooooooooooooooooooo Tigers! And Cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Duets II

At 85, Tony Bennett's still got it! He is, put simply, the best. Treat yourself and give a listen to any of the tracks on this CD. The stars of today that he teams up with is varied and each song is a true masterpeice. From Amy Winehouse to Lady Gaga to Jahn Mayer to Willie Nelson. This does not disappoint.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yum Squared

John came home the other day with a couple of new, Limited Edition products.

We'll start with the Frito one since that IS what pays the bills around here!
Get them now because he says they will only be around for a month, if that. Not quite the same as eating BBQ ribs, but close! The bag is almost gone if that is any indicator!

And then there's the Pepperidge Farm offering for the holidays.                          
Oh. My. Goodness. The goodness! Toasted up with some butter melting into it. Yum does not begin to describe it.

The things I do for science!