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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Enjoy Every Moment Birthday Card

This cute daisy stamp is part of a new CTMH set called Enjoy Every Moment.  The cardstock colors are Chocolate, Buttercup, and New England Ivy. 

Childhood Portrait Valentine



This is a prototype for a project for a local PEO group.  The colors are black and blush, and the stamp is from the Childhood Portrait set.  The B&T papers are Silhouette and Unforgettable.
The second pictures is an example for them of an alternate card they can make with the same supplies.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Camera Pics

A couple pics with my new camera:  (more on my 365-day blog)


Tom cleaning the driveway.  I swear it snows every day!


 Jess and Nick playing BandHero.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Daydream Easel Card

Another easel card...this one with CTMH Daydream papers and the stamp sets It's Your Day and Everyday Celebration (sentiment). 

Lonliest Lion Ever

This lonely lion card started off as a door, then was going to be a window, then a birdcage, and finally became a sad, neglected lion in a too-small cage.  I probably shouldn't give it to an animal lover.  The stamps are CTMH's Around the Block and Life's a Jungle.  Colors are black and cranberry.

Key to My Heart cards

I'm trying to use up some existing papers instead of buying more (Like that will work--I'm not even fooling myself.)  These cards were all made with CTMH Key to My Heart papers and the stamp sets Delightful Things (watermark), Childhood Portrait ("Thinking of You"), Treasure Life (flowers), Fringed Phrases ("You're Special"), and It's Your Day (gift & sentiment).  The colors are mostly CTMH juniper and sorbet.




Sunday, December 13, 2009

Easy Christmas Tags


I made these tags in minutes using the Stocking Style stamp set with Holiday Red ink.  I added the snowflake punch and highlighted it with clear Stickles.  I'll thread a ribbon through the hole to attach them to Christmas packages.  Very Easy!

Easel Birthday Card

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I really like making these easel cards.  For this one I used the CTMH Key to My Heart papers and the stamp sets Delightful Things, Treasure Life, and From Me to You.

Cupcake Sprinkles Card


I used the stamp sets Cupcake Sprinkles and Fringed Phrases.  The colors are CTMH's outdoor denim, heavenly blue, and watermelon.  The punch across the top is from EK success.

You Rock and Be Yourself Card


I really like this card.  I used the new CTMH paper You Rock and paper pieced a girl from the stamp set Be Yourself.  I added black Stickles to her boots and lots of bling here and there.

You Rock and Bird Basics card


I used the Bird Basics stamp set and the CTMH paper You Rock.

Felicity Card


This friendship card uses the Notebook paper pack, and the Felicity stamp set.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Easel Cards








My friend Robin sent me one of these easel cards, and I've been copying her ever since. The pictures don't show it well, but all the snow and snowflakes have a lot of stickles glitter on them. The large snowflakes are nestabilities, and the small flakes and dripping snow are punches. I used the CTMH paper sets Jingle and Aspen and the CTMH stamp sets Say It in Style, Snow Friends, Santa's List, Magical Season, Holiday Joy, and Merry Pursuits.

Photo Birthday Card


I made this card for Jess's boyfriend, Neal. That's Neal making the goofy face and shaking hands with the hot dog, who is Jess during her internship with the Iowa Cubs. We took this just before Jess ran the QuikTrip race (and won) against the burrito and the egg roll.

Monday, November 30, 2009

***CTMH Holiday Heydey Sale***

Close to My Heart is having one of their great online sales THIS WEDNESDAY, December 2, starting at 10 a.m. Central Time. Check it out at mollyrawls.myctmh.com. The sale includes paper packs (as low as $4), stamp sets (as low as $2), and accessories (as low as $1). Let me know what goodies you choose!
UPDATE:  The sale ended December 17.  :(  I hope everyone got a lot of goodies.  There were some great buys.  I'll let you know when CTMH hosts another online sale.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Desk Calendars



2010 Desk Calendar


I'm making some of these for gifts this year.

Holiday Joy and Welcome Home card

CTMH's cranberry is the main color for this Christmas card. I used three stamp sets: Holiday Joy, Welcome Home, and Just for the Holidays. The couch and banner are popped up, and there are tiny pearls in the center of the couch cushions.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Peace on Earth card


This Christmas card uses the CTMH Halloween stamp set "Merry Monsters" with the Christmas set "All Decked Out" for the hat and earmuffs. The sentiment is from "Say It in Style." The papers are from the CTMH "Jingle" paper pack. The monsters have liquid glass and prisma glitter on their eyes. The greenery punch is from Martha Stewart.

Evensong Christmas Card

Old-fashioned Card Using Flower Soft


I used the stamp sets Holiday Joy and Delightful Things (border). The ribbon on the swag has Liquid Glass on it, and the greenery and stocking cuff have flower soft on them.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's Your Day Christmas Card

I used the cake layers from the birthday stamp set It's Your Day to make the tree branches and the Christmas set Just for the Holidays for the sentiment. The tree trunk is hemp. The B&T paper is from the Jingle paper set. Twinkle brads make up the tree topper and the accents in the lower left. Colors are cocoa, tulip, juniper, ponderosa pine, and olive.

Simple Thank You Cards

A few simple Thank You cards I've made recently:


Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's Your Day Birthday Card


Stamp Set: It's Your Day
Colors: Ocean, Watermelon, Citrus Leaf, Hydrangea, and Sunny Yellow

Monday, September 14, 2009

Heartfelt Christmas card

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This is one of those cards that doesn't photograph too well. This is the new stamp set Heartfelt Christmas from the fall CTMH catalog. The cardstock and snowflakes are watermelon, and the reindeer was stamped in white daisy and then covered in prisma glitter.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Merry Monster Card


This monster card uses the colors citrus leaf, black, and white. The stamp set is Merry Monsters. There are little pearls on it and the monster's eyes have prisma glitter on them.

Trick or Treat Card


This Halloween card has a lot of non-CTMH stuff, but the bird is from the stamp set Bird Basics, except I added a bigger beak. I took the basic idea from a card by Connie Babbert in the Aug/Sept. Stampers Sampler magazine.

Neighborhood card


This card was really simple using heavenly blue textured cardstock and only the colors black, heavenly blue, and white. There are three tiny pearls at the bottom right. The stamps are the new set Neighborhood from the new fall catalog.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Fall CTMH Catalog

The new fall CTMH came out September 1. This is my favorite catalog of the year because of all the new holiday stuff. Here's a Halloween card using some of the new and old stamps. The colors are autumn terracotta, colonial white, bamboo, black, and sunny yellow. The stamp sets used are Neighborhood (house) Aspiration (branch), Whooo Loves You? (owl), Save the Date (pumpkins), and Merry Monsters (text).

It's been awhile...

No posts in over a month....I'm going to try to do better. During last month:
Jess moved back to college. This is Jess & Neal on the patio of their apartment on moving day:

Nick started high school. Here he is on the first day:

And, we took a long weekend to Wisconsin to a Jimmy Buffett concert. This pic was at our hotel. It was chilly.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beach Birthday Card


This card is done with the colors Outdoor Denim, Hollyhock, and Desert Sand. I used the stamp sets Surf's Up, Fringed Phrases, and August Word Puzzle.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

CTMH Regional Convention

Eeek! I signed up to attend the CTMH regional convention in Minneapolis in October AND I signed up to participate in a card swap. Stress! Anyone else going?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Boom-Di-Ada Birthday Card

In case you hadn't guessed, I have NO plans for the weekend, but I am getting my card inventory built back up.

This birthday card is based on another Wishes pattern, Designer Tag. I used the Boom-Di-Ada creative basics set and the "happy birthday" is from the Annotations stamp set.


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