MFT Sketch Challenge #299

You might remember my mention of the adorable Monstrous Halloween dies a few weeks back.....well they have made it to my craft table!  I love how they coordinate with the Jeepers Creepers paper packet.  I created my card for the MFT Sketch Challenge #299.  I have always been a fan of MFT dies.  I know I have been hidden under a rock the past couple of years.....not sure when they started having weekly challenges, but considering this one is #299, obviously a while!  My wish list for MFT is crazy long.  I seriously need some of the stitched die sets.  My problem.....I need them ALL.  I have been unable to narrow down the  list, so I have yet to add the stitched dies to my craft room.  I seriously feel like I am missing out!  Considering MFT gives out gift certificates to the winners of their challenges, this could so help out my dilemma!

My card has many layers, and I added a few to the inside as well.  I love the feel of a sturdy card that can stand on it's own! Considering how many layers I put on the front of my cards, adding a few more to the inside balances things out. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z4006 Monstrous Halloween Thin Cuts Bundle
X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet
X7211D Jeepers Creepers Coordinating Cardstock
Z899 Black Memento Ink
Z2506 Adventure Pigment Inks
Googlie Eyes-Stampin Up
Circle Stax Dies-MFT

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Jeepers Creepers Thanks

 A totally different take on the Jeepers Creepers paper pack.  While I love the bold bright colors in the paper pack.....this soft gray design was calling my name.  I created this monochrome Thanks card with a touch of bling.  Super simple card....with stamping!  Just the fabulous Thanks Thin Cut die and a little added bling!  The die is actually part of a set, you get the Thanks die shown as well as a Hello die, both in the same lovely script.  I love them both and I am sure you will be seeing more of them in the near future!

I cut the Thanks die three times in White Daisy cardstock and layered them together to give my card more definition.  You all know I am all about the layers.  Even with the added layers and little bit of bling, my card is still relatively flat to make for easy mailing.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3259 Hello & Thanks Die Set
X7011B Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Grey Wool Cardstock-Retired
Z553 Glue Pen
Silver Twine-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart-Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge-Anything Goes
Glitter & Sparkle Challenge-Anything Goes
Let's Craft & Create-Spots or Stripes
Our Daily Bread-Dots & Dashes
Through the Craft Room Door-Anything Goes

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Happy Fall!

I got out some oldie, but goodie supplies today and made a fall card.  This is  my favorite pumpkin stamp, and it was the first stamp to come to mind for a couple of challenges.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.


 And the theme challenge at The Paper Players-


 I kept my card clean and simple...but could not resist adding a little texture by adding a twine bow.

I finished out the inside with some fall themed paper scraps.

I don't really know if a supply list is going to help you much.....I think just about every single thing I used to create this card is retired.  The stamps are some of my old favorites and I am working on using my stash of papers.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
A1130 Quick Cards-Bountiful Season
B1395 So Grateful
D1371 Many Thanks
Naturals Cardstock
Pattern Paper by Simply Stories
Pigment Inks

I have also entered my card in the Autumn Challenge at Pile it On.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches #254

Made it back to the craft table this weekend! I created a super clean card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week.  My card is super clean with a lot of bling!  More bling than the photos can bring you!  I cut my snowflake die three times in Sea Glass cardstock and layered them together to give  more of a chipboard feel. I added a little bling button to the center of my snowflake.  Please note, my button is stitched.  My OCD does not allow for unstitched buttons.  I cringe when I see naked buttons on cards.  I love buttons.....but they so need to be dressed, a little stitching goes a long way! 

My sentiments are inked with Sea Glass pigment ink.  I love, love, love the creamy smoothness of the pigment inks.  I know you have heard me rave about the pigment inks by Close To My Heart in the past.  If you have yet to take the plunge, you can buy the Color of the Year, Sea Glass in a mini pigment ink pad.  This is the perfect time to try out the pigment inks without committing to buying a whole set.

All supplies by Close to My Heart, except where noted:

D1694 Very Merry Stamp Set
B1412 Perfect Fit-Holidays Stamp Set-Retired
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
Z2507 Sea Glass Pigment Ink
Z4003 Thin Cuts-Snowflakes
Fishtail Dies by MFT
Glitter Paper by American Crafts
Bling button-Retired

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches-

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Christmas
Less is More-Diamonds (My card sparkles like a diamond!)
Winter Wonderland-Use at least two dies and add some sparkle

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mojo Monday #464

It's contest week over at Mojo Monday, so I had to play along!  I created my card with the super cute Jeepers Creepers paper packet.  I love the bold, bright colors and the fun designs.  There is even an adorable stamp set with Thin Cuts available that matches the paper packet.  While the set has yet to make it to my collection, after playing with the papers, it has moved to the top of my wish list!  To share in the cuteness, here is a pic of the set....

I so wanted this set when I was created my card....but I made do with the papers I had.  I fussy cut one of the cute little monsters out of my patter paper and added a google eye for some character.  This set would be way cute for kid's birthday cards as well as Halloween!  My card is of course based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday-

I finished off the inside as well with a few more little monsters.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

B1413 Perfect Fit-Halloween Stamp Set-Retired
S1212 Year Round Cheer Stamp Set-Retired
X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet
X7211D Jeepers Creepers Coordinating Cardstock
Z1862 Black Mini Medley Accents-Retired
Googlie Eyes-Stampin Up-Retired
Z899 Black Memento Ink Pad

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers-Layer It Up
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Use a CTMH stamp
Simon Says Stamp-Stamp It
Sparkles Forum Challenges-Lot of Layers
The Stamping Boutique-For A Child

Thanks so much for stopping by!

City Sidewalks Christmas

Meet City Sidewalks, one of the new paper collections featured in the Holiday Expressions Catalog by Close to My Heart.  The paper pack comes with 12 sheets of B&T Duos paper, ( 2 each of 6 designs).  One of the designs is filled with images that are perfect for pocket scrapbooking.  Since I am a traditional scrapbooker, the designs equal perfect cards for me!  The front of my card is simply one of those images layered onto a card base.  Super simple card in mere minutes.

Take a look at the other patterns included...
The fun bright colors are going to make a great set of Christmas cards. There are even numerous coordinating stamp sets that go along with the paper designs and..........A NEW CRICUT COLLECTION AS WELL! Cricut City Sidewalks has 30 complete images including titles, photo frames, borders, card sentiments, card overlays and other cheery Christmas Designs!  Super cute collection!

I added a coordinating strip of cardstock in the inside of my card as well.  This is a great way to use up any scraps you might have left in the kit and adds so much to your card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
D1694 Very Merry (Also available in French and Spanish)
X7213B City Sidewalks Paper Packet
X7213D City Sidewalks Coordinating Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Ink

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge-Pattern Paper
Cute Card Thursday-House/Home ( I went with home for the holidays)
Paper Creator's Crafts-Christmas
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments and continued support!

Blessed Beyond Measure

The September Stamp of the Month, S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure, is perfect for your fall cards and scrapbook pages.  The leaf and pumpkin images coordinate with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  Love the sentiments in this set.  You can get yours today for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!  See all the details here.

Only available through September 30, 2016, 11:59 PM MST.

Snowflake Thin Cuts!

This card is so much prettier in photography skills are failing to capture the true colors and I have spent more time tweaking the colors than I spent making the card!  I am in love with the Thin Cut dies by Close To My Heart.  With a little creative placement, you can make two cards with one swipe through your die machine.  I positioned my die on my cardstock, knowing I was going to use the negative for a card.  You can easily make the same card with the actual die cut snowflake as well.

I added a tiny bit of gold bling to give the card some holiday sparkle.

My card is based on the September Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z4003 Snowflakes Thincuts
D1694 Very Merry Stamp Set  (Available in French and Spanish as well!)
G1116 Oh Deer! Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2818 Desert Sand Ink

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes
Simon Say Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches #252

Hello crafting friends!  Surprise, surprise....just when you thought I would not make it back to the crafting world.  I have so missed stamping and creating!  I plan to set aside some "me" time to create a couple of projects per week.  I am so far behind on scrapbooking, that it is really scary!  Not to mention that Christmas is fast approaching and Christmas cards will make it out this year!  I bring you card number 1, created with fun new products from the Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog and based on the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I have been creating with Close To My Heart products since 1995! (I know I am aging myself here!) I love their coordinating colors and products.  I fell in love with the new Holiday Expressions catalog and knew I had to get back to my roots and start crafting again.  Freshly Made Sketches has always been one of my favorite blogs and I headed there for my inspiration.  I took some liberty with the circle shapes and made a scene with the new Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts.  Super cute set, sure it will sell out.....

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z4015 Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts Bundle
D1694 Very Merry Stamp Set  (You can purchase in French and Spanish as well!)
G1116 Oh Deer! Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit
X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2813 Sea Glass Ink
Z2317 Olive Ink (retired)
Z2818 Desert Sand Ink
Z4000  Snowflakes Embossing Folder

In the spirit of my love for challenges, I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-Tic Tac Toe (Dry Embossing, Green, Diecut)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your continued support over the years means alot to me!  So thankful to be a part of the crafting community.