Monday, April 13, 2009

And the blog candy winner is...

Mama Erin! Congratulations on winning the blog candy, Erin!

I know you already have the With Love set, so I will let you select a different set. Email me at rhwcrafts at yahoo dot com and we will discuss it. Thanks, Erin!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mojo Monday, 365 Cards

I'm not usually a fan of combining two challenges into one project, but I couldn't resist doing it this time. The Mojo Monday Sketch looks so fun, and the 365 Cards Wacky Wednesday challenge looks fun too. That challenge is to use Orange, Green, and Purple -- three of my favorite colors!!!

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch #81

And here is what I created:

And a slideshow:

All Supplies CTMH:
Colors: Goldrush, Petal, and Garden Green
My Acrylix Stamps: Dream Team
Patterned Paper from Boom-Di-Ada covering a star, circle, and dot Dimensional Element
Embellishments: Garden green grosgrain ribbon, corduroy brad, mini safety pins, arrow photo clip; Petal brads; Sparkles

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Truly Scrumptious #4

While checking out different crafty blogs, I came upon a new and exciting sketch challenge site, Truly Scrumptious. So, I checked out the week 4 sketch:

and knew immediately what I wanted to create. Earlier yesterday I saw Laurel Seabrook's card on the CTMH bulletin board and was inspired to make something similar in Ocean and Orange. I love the way these colors look together, and I knew I could use my new orange Prima embossed flowers I got from my secret sister, since the Truly Scrumptious theme was "flower power". Here is what I created:

Supplies (CTMH unless noted)-
Cardstock: Ocean and White Daisy
Exclusive Inks: Orange and Black
Stamps: a new set I'll show you more of over the next few weeks
Glitter: Prisma Glitter
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: from stash

Friday, April 3, 2009

Follow me; win BLOG CANDY!

For the last year I have been stashing away potential blog candy in a drawer in my craft space. I stashed a much-coveted CTMH stamp of the month from last summer as well as some cute things and duplicates I received as gifts. My intention was to award the stash o' blog candy when my counter hit 5,000. That it did not too long ago!

Also, I need more followers! At this moment, Naomi is my lone follower. So, click the "follow" button on the right column of this page. Everyone who does so in the next week (by the end of the day on Friday, April 10, 2009) will be entered to win this stash o' blog candy worth more than $50:

In addition, if you post a link to this on your blog, you will be entered 2 more times, tripling your chance of winning! Just leave a comment here with a link to your post that has a link back my post (confusing, eh?).

Thanks in advance for entering!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recent Swaps

I have been busy working on swaps, and I'm having a blast! The most recent cards I finished are for an internal CTMH swap among us consultants. This particular swap is a business builder swap that will allow us to show off our Solos My Acrylix Stamps sets, 36 matching sets which each contain one letter or single digit. I hadn't planned on joining this swap, but the hostess asked me to fill in for a couple consultants who dropped out.

The first card I created features the letter "Q". I was inspired by a card I received in a previous Solos swap. I would love to give credit to the creator of that card, but there was no contact information on it. I love the interactive front! I bent the rules a bit and added the word "pull" from the Confidential My Acrylix Stamps set since most consultants will keep the cards in a clear protector, and someone might not know at first glance that the cards have an interactive component.

Here is my "Q" creation:

The second card I made featured the number 7. Again, I was inspired by a card from a previous Solos swap. Fortunately, this card did have contact information on the back. It was created by M. Tina Christesen.

Here is my "7" creation: