Friday, February 28, 2014

Close to My Heart Virtual Idea Book

Hi!

Are y'all as excited about the weekend as I am?

I just love knowing that the weekend is HERE. Even though I work from home and go to school online, I love the feeling of Friday.

Part of it is because I know my DH will have the next two days off. The other part is knowing that my class assignments are ALL due on Saturday. And the other part is because I know that when Sunday rolls around I will get to see the sweet children in my CTR4 class at Church.

I don't think I've shared this before, but did you know that my CTMH shop has an virtual Idea Book you can view?

It does. And let me just say that it's almost as good as holding the real Idea Book. You can view my virtual Idea Book HERE.

And on the page where you view my virtual Idea Book, you can also find the recipes for how to make some of the amazing projects contained in the Idea Book.

So if your online and would like to view my virtual Idea Book. You can view it HERE.

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Death by Chocolate

Hi!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. And actually the next couple of posts may or may not be new craft projects.

My life is really crazy right now. And my emotions are ALL over the place.

Since the beginning of the year, I was given a calling as a Sunday School Teacher for the 4 year olds in my Ward. Then I was given a Visiting Teaching route, I haven't had one of those in a couple of years and the sisters on my route are really knowledgeable, so I'm kind of intimidated by them.

Then in my regular life, I've got school, which is going well. I made it as a Finalist in Sizzix's Who Are You? contest. And, I'm a housewife and mom to our three dogs, which means I'm definitely not bored.

And then, there's my family life, not my home life with my DH, but the family I was born into. My step-brother, which some people seem to be confused about. If this is something that confuses you, basically, he's my brother. He's been diagnosed with Leukemia (Stage 4) and throat cancer. He's not going to undergo any treatments, (his decision) and had has 2 months left.

With all this craziness my blog has been lacking in content. So I will attempt to fix that when I am able to.

For today's posting I'm going to share a card that I made for HYCCT (Hope You Can Cling To), which is something that an online crafting community I belong to hosts every October, to help raise awareness and donate cards to the Cancer patients at MD Andersen in Houston, TX.

Stamps: CTMH A Chocolate AffairPaper: SU! Festival of Prints, CTMH Colonial WhitePaper Size: A2Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH ChocolateAccessories: SU! Ticket Corner Small, CM Square ShapeMaker

Personally, if I had to choose the way I would die, it would have to be by chocolate. ;)

If you would like to purchase any of the items you see here. Most of them can be purchased at my CTMH shop.

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guess who's a finalist?

Howdy!

Sorry I haven't been able to craft and blog for a while.

Life is crazy around here. I got some new Church callings. Then school started back up. Then my little brother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Leukemia and throat cancer.

I promise when I get a chance to share some more of my personal crafty goodness/inspiration.

But, on the bright side. I am a finalist number 5 in Sizzix's Who Are You? Contest.

I would sure appreciate y'all's help in voting. And if I win, I promise to share a video of what comes in the package, my trip to the Sizzix studio, if I can, the tour of the Sizzix studio, and if I'm allowed a little of the training I get if I win the Grand Prize.

So big things could be coming to the blog if I win. Please visit http://www.sizzix.com/images/static/wayvote/way_vote.html to vote for number 5.

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sending you

Hi!

Today begins a new Midweek Papercraft Party! It's actually the first papercraft party of 2014!

For this week's party the theme is Pink or Blue!

I chose to go with pink for my creation. What do you think?


If you have a chance to play along with your digital stamps, we'd love to see what you create.

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Multi purpose card

Hi!

I think the best thing to do to close out this year is to make the perfect card. And just what makes it the perfect card?

Well, it would have to cover several different occasions.

and a close up of the sentiment

Of course, the problem with the perfect card is that the sentiment stamp is a pain to stamp with. Not only because of it's size, but also because of how well it takes the ink.

So, I guess there's not really a perfect card. But, if there was it would be this one.

For the sketch on today's card I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #36.

If you have a chance to play along with us over at AHSC. We'd love to see what you create.

Happy Crafting,
M.E.