Friday, December 3, 2010

Lili of the Valley Cards

Here are 2 Christmas cards made with Lili of the Valley images. These 2 images are 2 of my faves this year.

The products used were:
  • CTMH-patterned paper and ribbon from Mistletoe Creative Basics, Red Sparkles, New England Ivy CS and Cranberry and New England Ivy inks, My Legacy Writer Black Pens
  • Fun Flock
  • Stampin' Up-Border Punch
  • LOTV-Image
The Challenges I would like to enter this card in are:
  • Lili of the Valley-A Few of My Favorite Things- I love to colour with COPICS, so that is definately a favorite. I love Fun Flock because it makes the hat look furry and "pop" off the page.I love CTMH papers, Inks and Ribbon- I definately couldn't live without them and CHRISTMAS is my favorite time of the year.
  • Alphabet Challenge Blog-F-Foliage- Christmas Tree
The products used were:
  • CTMH-patterned paper from Mistletoe Creative Basics, Red Sparkles, New England Ivy and White Daisy CS, Cranberry and New England Ivy inks, Glitz Glitter Gel, andSentiment Stamp
  • Fun Flock
  • LOTV-Image
  • Cricut-Cheerful Seasons Cartridge to cut snowflakes
The challenges I want to enter my card in are:
Thanks for stopping by! Off to post more cards.
Scrappy Mel

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sharing the Magic

Hello everyone! The 2nd day of December already. Here are a few cards I have made with the sentiment "Sharing the Magic" from the Close To My Heart -Stamp of the Month set in October. All 3 cards are using the same pattern since I made a little workshop for my cards. The sentiment is embossed with White Embossing Powder from CTMH.
The first one I made using a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. Sunbonnet is so precious with anything that she has- this one being a present.
Products used:
  • CTMH-Mistletoe Creative Basics, CS-New England Ivy, Sentiment Stamp, presents stamp, clear sparkles, white embossing powder, cranberry ink, new england ivy ink, Glitz "Stardust" glitter
  • Bugaboo Stamps-Sunbonnet with present
  • Stampin' Up-Border Punch
  • Sun Bonnet and presents coloured with COPICS
The Challenges I am entering this card in are:

My next card has Tilda by Magnolia stamps. I love all of these adorable stamps. Each one can be used in so many different ways, not just one set theme.

Products used:
  • CTMH-Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment (flowers), New England Ivy brads,Mistletoe Creative Basics, New England Ivy CS, Sentiment Stamp, presents stamp, white embossing powder, cranberry ink, new england ivy ink
  • Magnolia Stamps: Tilda Image
I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Last but not least-Candy Cane Cherrie from Tickled Pink Stamps. This whole series of stamps is adorable.

Products Used are all the same plus:
  • CTMH-white buttons, Star stamp, gold embossing powder, Cranberry Embroidery Floss, Mistletoe Creative Basics, CS-New England Ivy, Sentiment Stamp, presents stamp, white embossing powder, cranberry ink, new england ivy ink, Glitz "Stardust" glitter
  • Tickled Pink Stamps-Candy Cane Cherrie
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I have been out of commision for 2 days with a bad back. The prescription I am on for muscle relaxers doesn't exaclty make it easy for me to focus on crafting. But as long as I don't move too quickly or make big movements I am o.k. LOL  Hope tomorrow I am able to get some more cards done.
Thanks for stopping by,
Scrappy Mel

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cards for Canadian Soldiers

Hello All!
I am finally getting a chance to post something!  I  found a blog this holiday season that sends Handmade cards to Canadian Soldiers to send to their families at Christmas time- and any other occasion for that matter. I am looking forward to sending many cards that I make to this cause. is Wonderful! The deadline for Christmas Cards has passed, but if you would also like to send cards of any kind in the future, please check out their website.

Now on to my cards.... I was able to get 34 ready and sent out, but.... in a mad rush to get them in the mail on time I forgot to scan may of the different kinds. Argh!!
The following cards were from a card workshop I did for mass production last year, which I did not finish, or need. All I had to do to these were add the Snowflakes which were cut using the Cricut and the NEW Creative Memories Cartridge- Cheerful Seasons. The Stamped image is a NEW stamp from Close To My Heart-Captured Moments.
All of the papers are from Close To My Heart. The patterned paper "Aspen" however is now unavailable. I have a bunch put away 'cause I love it!! But don't want to use it and run out! Isn't that silly? I'm sure some of you out there in blog land have done the same.

Hopefully I'll have more time to post again soon. I have been getting lots of Scrapbooking and Cardmaking done lately so I hope you come back to see!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping Everyone! and too our American neighbours, "Happy Thanksgiving!"
Scrappy Mel

Monday, October 4, 2010

12 for 12 scrapbooking group Layouts

Hello again. Long time no post!
I recently took over a scrapbooking group for a fellow CTMH consultant and here are the Layouts we have made so far...( all products used are Close To MY Heart)
This layout I made from the new Magic Scrapbook Program using the products in the Hooligans Workshop. I didn't make the layout in the Workshop because I wanted one that I could easily adapt with Flip Flaps.
Here they are seperately with the Flip Flaps open. These new Flip Flaps by CTMH are 4x12, 6x12, and 8x12. (4x12 and 6x12 used here)

The Layouts have a few empty spaces because I have some Non-CTMH products to add, but don't want them on there for my class.
This next one is the Olivia Workshop from CTMH

I love this new paper pack. The colours are beautiful and perfect for these fall pictures of William taken 3- yes 3 years ago. I am WAY behind!
This next layout is the additional layout found on the website that you can make with the remaining paper in your package.

This pattern can be found in the new Magic Scrapbook Program by CTMH.

Hope you enjoyed my layouts. I love CTMH!
Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel

Monday, August 30, 2010

8 x 8 Carter, Easton and Iggy LO

Here's another 8 X 8 layout for Carter's baby album. I had fun with this one. I got my Cricut out to make all of the silhouettes.

Supply List:

  1. Patterned Paper and Cardstock-CTMH

  2. Letter Stickers- MME, American Craft, and Miscellaneous from Stash

  3. Vellum Sticker-Making Memories

  4. Cricut Cartridge-A Child's Year

  5. Ribbon- CTMH Olive Grosgrain
Come back again for more 8x8 Layout posts!
Happy Scrappin!
Scrappy Mel

Tall Oaks- Another 8 X 8 Layout

Hello there!
I have finished a few more 8 x 8. I bought the new "MAGIC" Scrapbook Program from Close To My Heart and I LOVE IT! It is a LO book containing fabulous interactive goodies on every page! This layout I made features a sliding journaling spot or a place to add another photo, simply by pulling the 'Handsome' tag back and forth. The new MAGIC Scrapbook Program is featured in the new CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book available Sept 1 and can be ordered on-line here!


List of Materials:

  1. Patterened Paper and 'Handsome' Tag- Hot off the Press

  2. Vellum Quote-Miscellaneous Stash

  3. Oak Leaf Stamp- Stampin' Up

  4. Stamped Image- Magnolia Edwin

  5. Markers- COPICS

  6. Blue and Green Brads-Miscellaneous Stash

  7. Cardstock- CTMH Cocoa
I am entering this LO in the following challenges:

Thanks for Stopping Bye!
Scrappy Mel

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tilda Birthday Card

Hi there!
I made this card last night at midnight. I was called to work for an x-ray and then was WIDE awake when I got home, so I stayed up and finished this for a friend of mine. Her birthday is Monday, but I'm going on Holidays yay! and won't seen her for awhile.
I started with a sketch challenge form waltzing mouse sketches and then tied in a couple of others on the way.
CTMH- Animal Cookies paper, On Target Dimentional Elements, Cranberry Craft Buttons, Tulip Twinkle Brad, Inks- Clover Meadow and Dutch Blue
Creative Imaginations-Sunshine Rub-on
Making Memories- White Letter Rub-Ons, Flower Brads
Tilda-Magnolia Stamps

I am entering this in the following Challenges:

Lil Red Wagon- circles, circles,circles
YNS challenges- Birthdays!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Weekend everyone.
Scrappy Mel

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hello All!
I have done another 8 x 8 LO for my friend's new baby boy. His name is -yeah-you guessed it. Carter. I used these adorable papers by Imaginisce that I have had since I found out I was pregnant with a boy, so 3 1/2 years. But they are so cute I couldn't resist using them in Carter's album as well.
Supply List:
Patterned Paper- Imaginisce
CS- CTMH (white) and Unknown from my stash
Stamp Sets- CTMH ( Believe Upper Case, and Simple Stitches)
Ink-CTMH (Colonial White pigment ink, and Sweet Leaf)
Markers: CTMH My Legacy Writers
I used the cricut to cut these 1 1/4" circles

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge- We are all going DOTTY!
Paper Play Challenges- Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss- Baby baby!
          Practical Scrappers- Use your # 1 Favorite Product- Close To My Heart inks are my absolute favorite product. In particular the Colonial White ( used above) and the White Daisy Pigment Ink stamp pads. They really make a stamped image stand out on a dark background.

Well that's all for now, back to finish some more, or go to bed. Not sure which will win out.
Nighty night, sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite!
Scrappy Mel

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Card- "Daisy" Again

Hello again,
Here is a card I made for my X-Ray supervisor. She turned the big 5-0 a couple weeks ago. I gave it to her yesterday and then asked to "borrow "it again, so i could scan it since I didn't get a chance to on the weekend.
Once again I started with a sketch. It is from Friday Sketchers.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: CTMH- Clover Meadow, White Daisy, and Pansy Purple
Patterned Paper and Vellum: my stash
Brads: CTMH-Lilac Mist, and Clover Meadow
Paper Flowers: my stash
Stamp Sets: CTMH- Simple Stitches, and Happy Birthday 
Sugar Nellie- Daisy by Elizabeth Bell
Ribbon: my stash- I think the cheap stuff from Walmart...
Ink: CTMH-Pansy Purple
Markers: COPICS
I once again used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix plate to cut out the grass- it was left over from my last card.

The Challenges I am entering are:

Partytime Tuesdays- "anything goes" -Birthday
Crazy Challenge- all about Birthdays

Hope you liked my card! Come visit me again soon.
Scrappy Mel

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'll Miss You Card using a Bugaboo Sketch

What a crazy, busy weekend I had. I finished this card on Friday night, but never had a chance to post it until now. Because of that I missed out on the challenge that this sketch was based on. Oh well. I made this card for a special friend who is moving. She is my CTMH upline, who just happens to live a couple blocks from me now, but is moving to Toronto next week! On Saturday night a bunch of her upline got together for a little Potluck and Crop as a last Get-Together. So I actually have a couple 8 x 8 LOs to post later. Good Luck and Happy Trails Laurie! I'll miss your guidance, and friendship- but we still have phone and e-mail!
Back to my card....I used my absolute favorite non-Close To My Heart stamp. Little Miss "Daisy" By Elizabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie Stamps.This was the sketch I started my card from:
Scrappy Sketch # 30. This challenge ended Saturday.=(

Here is my card- It is my first ever Easel Card!!

Card Recipe- Hmm where do I start?
Stamp:Sugar Nellie-Daisy, CTMH-Intrinsic Backgrounds, Joy Forever, A Tweet
Patterned Paper:MME, Cosmo Cricket, my misc stash
Paper Flowers: Prima Marketing, CTMH, and my misc stash
Cardstock: CTMH- Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue, Clover Meadow, Sunflower
Brads: CTMH, misc stash
Mulberry Paper: Die Cuts with a View
Bling: CTMH Bitty Sparkles
Ink-CTMH- Blush, Crystal Blue, and Clover Meadow
I used my Cuttlebug with A Sizzix strip to cut the grass out.

The Challenges I am entering in are:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog- Sweet Sweet Summertime
Creat 4 Fun-Flowers
Stamp Something- "Flowery"
Practical Scrappers- at least 7 items (I think I have that covered!)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week everyone!
Scrappy Mel

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mommy and Me 8x8 Layout

Too busy last night to post!
I have yet another day off from work before another 4 days with call.
Here is the other layout I finished on Tuesday. Once again I started with a sketch from a challenge.
All of these papers came out of my stash. I am thinking of changing the name of my blog to My Pretty Stash of Paper!! What do you think???
Patterned Paper: Paper Pizzazz, Adorn It, Creating Keepsakes
Stamp Sets(mat border): CTMH-Classmate Alpha, Smitten'
Stickers: Paper Pizzazz
The "Mother" is actually part of the 3rd layer of paper. I just took a cutting knife and outlined it so I could slide the next paper strip behind and keep that part of the paper for my title.
I am only entering this in 1 challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great Thursday!
Scrappy Mel signing off!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Me and My Daddy 8 x 8 LO

I like how this LO turned out. I hope Carmen doesn't think It is too LOUD for a baby book though.
Once again I started with a Sketch and then slowly got my papers together after searching through the Stash.
I used a bunch of Stamp Sets for this LO ( Even though you probably can't tell.) I mixed and matched a bunch of my Alphabets for the title. I stamped in the Star, and the Arrow is a stamped image as well; up on sponge squares.
Stamp Sets: CTMH-Chocolate Small, Classmate, Friendship Small, Delightful, This Way, and World's Best Dad
Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug
Cardstock: CTMH-White Daisy and Barn Red, Stash- Green and Mustard
Ink: CTMH- Cranberry, Barn Red, Sunflower, Ponderosa Pine, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Black
Star: MME
Letter Rubbons and Sparkly Letter Stickers: DCWV

The Challenges I am entering are:

Thanks again for looking. My other LO that I was going to post will have to wait until tomorrow. I REALLY need to get to the laundry and cleaning up in my craft room. When I can hardly get in and out of the chair without stepping on paper or tools, it's time for something to be done.
Good Night and hope to see you back tomorrow.
Scrappy Mel

Mom and Dad Facts

I got 4 pages done today! But I am back to work tomorrow, so that might be it for awhile. The other 2 will be in the next post.
I spent a lot of time searching through all of my papers, but at least I am using it up! I came across these Recipe stickers by EK Success yesterday while searching and remembered that the new H2H challenge was "Recipe", so that is where I started this morning. Then I tried to find a sketch to follow and I managed to make Stamping 411's work. (I think) I background stamped the Crystal Blue base pages to bring the LO more together.
Here's the final outcome:
And now the Lay Out Recipe:
  • Patterned Paper: CTMH-Miracle Kit
  • Cardstock: CTMH- Petal, Barn Red, Crystal Blue
  • Stickers: EK Success
  • Chipboard: CTMH- Irresistibles "Pizzazz", and from the Miracle Kit
  • Ink: CTMH- Petal, Barn Red, Colonial White
 The Challenges I am entering are:
  • H2H- Incorporate a Recipe
Frosted Designs- use a Border Punch ( Yes, a scallopped one. How original eh?)

Thanks again for stopping by! Happy Scrappin'!
Scrappy Mel

Monday, July 19, 2010

8 x 8 album pages.......My Grandparents

My next few posts will be of 8x8 album pages I am working on for a baby album. The album is for my best friend Carmen who is having a baby boy. She should be having him any day now, since she was due on July 10th.
I have been trying to follow a few challenges, but still want to follow the theme that I originally wanted. (And bought everything for!)
This first one "My Grandparents" took me 3 hours! Who would have thought? That is because I took the sketch from a challenge and adapted it into an 8 X 16 layout.

I used an assortment of products for these pages.
First I'll start wtih the adorable digital stamps. They are from Bugaboo and I plan on using them a lot throughout the album. They were coloured using COPICS. I used my new Cherry Limeade Cricut Cartridge for the letters and Plantin Schoolbook for the circles. The patterned papers were from 7gypsies, MME, Creative Memories, and Kei. The CS is CTMH-Cocoa, Topiary, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy.
The Challenges I am entering this LO in are:

Stamp Something- Go Digital!
            Practical Scrappers-Using your old Stash-Older than 1 year- 3 of these patterned papers I have had over  1 year for sure. The Blue Lettered one maybe almost 3 years.
The Stamp Man-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for more pages!
Scrappy Mel

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pooh and Tigger Birthday Card

Today I made a birthday card for my nephew Drew for his 3rd Birthday. I really wanted to use Disney's "CARS" as the theme, but the stickers I thought I had do not exsist in my stash. So instead I chose Tigger and Pooh. I have had these cute 3D stickers for a LONG, LONG time so I was glad to put them to use.
Products used:
Stamps:Close To My Heart-Everyday Celebration and It's Your Day
Ink:Close To My Heart-Hydrangea
Stickers: Provocraft
Cardstock:Close To My Heart-Hydrangea, Ocean, Holiday Red, Clover Meadow, and White Daisy
Patterned Paper: Karen Foster Designs
Embossing Powder: Close To My Heart-White Daisy, Silver and Cranberry

The Challenges I am entering are:
Practical Scrappers-Animation, Cartoon, Characters
The Pixie Cottage-Sketch with a window

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a Great Day and Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You're a Star! and My 1st Copics Experience

Hello again,
I am very happy to have a card to post tonight using my new COPICS!
This card was made for my niece Jenae who was quite crushed after not receiving an award at school. Only 2 children did get awards in her class, but in Grade 1, I think each child should get recognition for something they are good at, or improved in over the year. (That was the norm all through my Elementary Years)-I never received an award for spelling)
Anyways, now this is where my card comes in. After hearing how upset she was, I pictured this little fairy sitting on my desk that I had finished coloring and told my sister Jen that I would make Jenae a special card telling her how proud I was that she finished Grade 1 and send it in the mail. I hope it lifts her spirits.
Oh, and of course I had to encorporate a few challenges into it...

Here are the products I used:
Close To My Heart: Cranberry, Honey and Sunny Yellow CS, Sunny Yellow and Sweet Leaf Inks, My Legacy Writers Black Pens, "Flurry" Dimentional Elements,Clear Sparkles
Magnolia Stamp: Flying Tilda
Basic Grey: Green Striped Paper
Glitter Ritz-Light Gold
Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook carty- for the 2 big stars and star strip.
Miscellaneous Items of Unknown Origin: green CS, green brad

The Challenges I am entering are:
I think that about covers it.... I'm off to do some more scrappin'. Take Care and Stay Healthy everyone so you can enjoy a beautiful summer!
Scrappy Mel

Monday, June 28, 2010


Hello everyone,
Yes I have been away for awhile, but now I am back and hopefully July will be a quieter month-Yeah Right!
The following card I had started with a couple challenges in mind for last week, but I decided not to enter it in any. This was one of the hardest cards I have ever had to make. Yes it looks so simple, but it was the saying on the front that I couldn't seem to get right?  But when does a sympathy card ever say exactly what you want it to? It was for a colleague of mine whose 2 year old passed away. He truly was an angel.

I used all CTMH products for this. Oooh except the cricut I used to cut the Hearts with the Essentail Accents Carty.
  • Patterned Paper-Silouette
  • Cardstock-Twilight and Tulip (hearts)
  • Paper Flowers-Just Blooms
  • Brads-Twilight Cordoroy
  • Stamp Set-Angel Sent
  • Comfort Sentiment-Silouette My Stickease
Thanks for stopping by.  I'm trying out my new COPICS that I bought on-line, so hopefully I can get some cards done with them to post soon.
Have a great week!
Scrappy Mel

Monday, June 21, 2010

Baby Boy- Dragonfly Card

Hello again,
I haven't gotten much achieved in the lines of scrapping these days. My little guy had his tonsils and adenoids out last Friday so he has been a little clingy. He is healing up quite well though, but still needs to stay "quiet and non-active" for the rest of the week, so no Daycare. I had to let him outside today though because it was gorgeous outside, I needed to get the jungle mowed, and he was getting stir crazy.
 Last night while Jamie was home I snuck into my craft room and started playing around with my Gliter Ritz, Martha Stewart Glitter, Score Tape and my Cricut. I made quite a few cute little critters with the Create a Critter cartridge.
This morning as William was watching Jungle Book 2, I managed to put this card together.

The patterned paper I used was just scraps from my stash so I am unsure of origin. The cardstock for the flower was from CTMH- Heavenly Blue and Buttercup. The fauz stiching is with the same colour inks and stamped using the Simple Stitches SS. "Welcome to my world" and "Baby boy" were stamped from a stamp set purchased 3 years ago that I no longer have the packaging for, so I don't know it origin. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge for the flower and the Create-a-Critter cartridge for the dragonfly. I used Martha Stewart glitter "Turquoise" and Verdelite" to colour the dragonfly in. I first covered White Daisy CS with Score-tape, then keeping the top protective layer on, I ran it through the cricut to cut out the shapes. It worked awesome. I just turned the cricut pressure up and speed down.
I can't wait to try more-just need to find some time.
Hope you liked my card. I am entering it in the following challenges:

That's all for now! Take Care, stay cool and Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

William's Father's Day card for DADDY!

Jamie has promised me he won't look at my blog until after Father's Day so I could post this card and enter it in a couple challenges.
William was quite excited to help me with this card for his daddy. He picked out all of the green scraps for me to use and helped me glue on the vines and "pop-up" the monkeys. The ZIG 2-Way glue pen is really kid friendly.
The CS I used for the vines and title all came from my scrap collection so they are an assortment of companies. The 2 shade of brown for the monkeys are CTMH chocolate and Bamboo. The ribbon threaded behind the title is also CTMH grosgrain Cocoa.
I used my cricut and my brand-new Create-a-Critter cartridge to make the vines, monkeys, and bananas.
I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the title. I love the "Tag" feature on the carty.
And that's pretty much all there was too it.

The challenges I am entering are as follows:

Hope you liked my card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week with lots of Scrappin'
Srappy Mel

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A beautiful new Bentley!

A new Baby Girl that is! My little sister just gave birth this morning at 4:04am. I am soooo excited to meet little Bentley Pearl Botting!
So that means I might not get a lot of cards made after work today. I need to finish her afghan.
We'll have to see!
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Scrappy Mel

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A "Precious" Wedding Card

Hey there!
Hope everyone is enjoying the sun! (If you are getting some) We have! I finally got the lawn mowed yesterday after work. After a week of rain it grew a foot, or at least the dandylions did anyways ={
So, I have finished up a couple projects, but only one I'll post tonight.
This card I have made for an upcoming wedding. I just love Precious Moments! And this little couple is sooo cute.

First off, I started with the weekly sketch from over at OCC Sketch Challenge Blog. I love starting with a sketch now! Gets the juices flowing faster I guess.
For this one I dug through my old scraps stash for the light mocha CS, the pink paper, and the yellow paper. The striped paper is the 1st paper I bought when I became a CTMH consultant. The "Sweet Pea" PP, now retired. The Always and Forever ribbon and the Precious Moments were purchased to make my wedding album almost 4 years ago.
For the bow I went totally out of my comfort zone and got a little crazy with an ordinary ribbon bow, some spray glue and Glitter Ritz. The lavender eyelets were from my stash and the thread was from CTMH Sassy Strands, sadly now Retired (I love these, but believe me, I stocked up!) I used CTMH pearls on the bottom.The scalloped circle, covered by the sassy strands, I cut with my cricut using the Accent Essentials carty.
The challenges I have entered my card in are:
Thanks again for stopping by! I hope to have a couple to post tomorrow! I'm heading to bed early-actually I started "The short 2nd life of Bree" something or other from the "Twilight" series and I want to finish it now!
    Happy Scrappin! Scrappy Mel

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Childhood Portrait Birthday Card

Hey Y'all,
I only got one card today, but that is o.k. I spent some quality time with William watching Alladin and playing dinosaurs and reading stories about Super Friends and CARS.
For the challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges, we had to use our favorite stamp set. Well I have so many favorites, each one from their own category. But since I had to go with just one I chose Close To My Heart's Childhood Portrait. I just love these cute silhouettes.

 The patterned paper was from October Afternoon. I stamped the little boy with Juniper, Sunflower, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf and Moonstruck inks. All from CTMH. I used the Cricut to cut the Happy Birthday with the A Child's Year cartridge.
Now should I give this card to my 35 y.o brother or 3 y.o nephew? LOL!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappin'!
Scrappy Mel

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Have a MOOvelous Birthday.

Hello again,
Well between 3 loads of laundry and some cleaning here and there, I have managed to get a card done while the boys are out and about.
This card turned out just like I had pictured when I started! And that never happens!

When I started I had 4 Challenges in mind which were:
As usual, all products used are Close To My Heart, except the ribbon- just Walmart 49cent stuff again.
I started out with the polka dot paper from the Silouette PP and instantly thought of cows. Luckily I had borrowed my mom's Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge because I do not have a cow stamp yet.
The tree and grass were stamped with the Childhood Portrait SS, and the flowers with the Cottage Floral SS. I then added the Chocolate Bigger Brads to the flowers, the ribbon bow to the tail, the greeting and voila! Hee hee, it makes me smile anyway and hope you smile too when you see it.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel

Mojo Monday # 140

Once again I have locked myself in my craft room to finish this card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. This was a fun card to make. Do you know how long it has been since I have used patterned paper other than Close To My Heart? A very long, long time.
The striped paper is from "Laundry Line" by MME. Everything else with the exception of the red brads (which are misc finds) are from Cloe To My Heart.The other patterned paper is a white piece I stamped using the Stamp Sets: Say It In Style, Intrinsic Backgrounds, Botanical Borders, and Star Struck. I used Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate and Holiday Red ink pads. The cardstock is Cranberry. The Green "flag" tag is the reverse side of the striped paper.
The Strawberry is stamped using the New Fruitful Delight Stamp Set and then coloured in with Holiday Red and Cranberry markers. Then I added liquid glass to the strawberries, cut them out (once they dried over night) and then sponge squared them onto the same image stamped again.It was stamped in Clover Meadow and outlined in Olive.
 I used the Cricut and the Accent Essentials cart to get that circle accent with a brad in the middle. I also used 3 antiqued copper CTMH bitty brads. 
And I think that is it!
Can't wait to do more tomorrow! I think I have the house to myself for a few hours!
As always, thanks for visiting, and Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel

Thursday, May 27, 2010

H2H Challenge-Stamped Background

Hello again. I was busy Last night! I also did this card for H2H Challenge- Stamp your Own Background I love this technique and I have used it on quite a few of my Layouts.
For the Background Stamping I used the NEW stamp set A Little Buzz (just released in the Summer Catty) and Joy Forever. The B&T was from Magic Moments with Hollyhock and White Daisy CS.
I used the Cricut to make the flowers with the Accent Essentials Cart. and the "Hi!" was cut using Ashlynn's Alpha Cart.
Thanks for Buzzing Bye!
Happy Scrappin'!

Happy Birthday- A card for my sister

Here is a card I made last night after I locked myself in my craft room and FINALLY got my Cricut out of it's box.
I used the A Child's Year Cart, and all of the materials are from Close To My Heart.
B&T Paper- Grace Level 2 PP, CS-Twilight and Garden Green, Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon, and last but definateyl not least, Whimsy and Wonder HeartFelt Die Collections. I love these felt shapes. And there are sooooo many  in each package.
The Challenges that this card fit into this week were:
Hope my Sister likes it!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Happy Scrappin'!