Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Feel Better Soon

The emergency appendectomy of a coworker definitely is not a happy occasion. However, it does provide me the opportunity to make a card. So that's how I spent my lunch hour.

Supplies (All CTMH, except as noted):
Textured Carstock: Desert Sand (embossed with the Cuttlebug and the Swirls folder)
Cardstock: Olive, Smokey Plum, Colonial White
Patterned Paper: My Reflections Level 2 Paper Packet in Bella
Ribbon: Hollyhock Twill
Edge Anchors and Brads: Colonial White
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Smokey Plum, Olive, Creme Brulee
3-D Foam Tape
Other: Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper (1/2" setting)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to Cheryl for bestowing upon me my first blog award!

The rules for this one are: 1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. 2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.Here are my picks for this award (in no particular order):


Here are the first seven. I will nominate eight more very soon!

These blogs are fellow CTMH sisters who create marvelous things and show me what can be done with our products. If you need some inspiration, these gals will provide it. Thanks, ladies!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mojo Monday, Week 91

I hadn't played along with a Mojo Monday sketch challenge in a while, so I decided to jump back in that pool. Turns out the water was warm and welcoming. Here is the sketch:

And here is my creation:

Supplies (All CTMH):
Colors: Smokey Plum, Creme Brulee, Hollyhock, Olive
Patterned Paper: Bella B&T Duos from Level 2 My Reflections Paper Packet
Ribbon: Hollyhock Twill
My Acrylix Stamp Set: TLC
Rhinestone Frames (Exclusively for Connections Club members)
Pewter Brads and Mini Brads
Exclusive Inks

Monday, June 15, 2009


Captain Obvious is here to tell you that changes are happening.

Here is a flower from outside my dwelling three weeks ago:

And here is a flower from outside my dwelling a couple hours ago:

Yes, we moved from New Mexico to Iowa (note new blog title). I accepted a full-time job at my alma mater doing what I love. The daughter is making friends, which is definitely good. The husband is still back in New Mexico preparing the house to be sold. So, now things have settled down, which means I have time to make pretty things and blog.

Most recently I have been using Wishes for inspiration. In this excellent how-to book, there is a section called Celebration Card Workshop which gives instructions on how to make 12 cards , two each of six designs. So, that became my weekend project.

I displayed the cards on my new Umbra Fotofalls. I have wanted one since I saw one at Christmas, and I finally stumbled across one at Archivers at the Mall of America (only 3 hours away!).
B&T Duos
Supplies (All CTMH)
Colors: White Daisy, Tulip, Sunflower, Clover Meadow, Dutch Blue and Desert Sand
Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers Creative Basics
Exclusive Inks
Designer Ribbon Rounds
Liquid Glass
3-D Foam Tape
My Acrylix Stamp Sets: Treetops (C1368), Thank You (D1361)