Mojo Monday #260

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve participated in any challenges and I’ve really missed it. I didn’t feel like folding laundry this afternoon, so I got crafty instead!


I cut the flowers and decorative square with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart. I used Chocolate cardstock and the Avonlea paper pack as well as our fabulous new burlap ribbon. A few Sparkles and a Bling Gem finish off this quick and easy card. The sentiment is from last year’s convention stamp set, Dreams. Ink colors are Chocolate and Juniper.

See you tomorrow with another creation from this afternoon. Now I need to go fold that laundry……

Happy Crafting!



A happy little mistake…

Welcome to day 24! You have probably just been to Adeline’s blog, which means that you are on the right track! Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.

Remember the other day when I warned you to use the Zero key to cut the tall box and not the O key??? Well, these little drawers are the result of me making that mistake….


Now I’m glad that I did! Since I had one already cut, I decided to add a couple more to make this little chest of drawers. Once again, I used the Clementine paper pack as well as Chocolate, Crème Brule and Twilight cardstock. The drawer is found on page 49 of the handbook. (I also learned that you should have your glasses on so you can tell the difference between a 40 and a 49). I adhered the 3 drawers together in a stack and added a bow from page 55. The drawer handles are Antiqued Copper Designer Brads. I left a bit of the “legs” of the brads straight so that they wouldn’t be tight against the drawer front to make it easier to open them.

I filled the drawers with…..Chocolate of course! I think this will make a welcome first day of school gift for the secretary of my grandsons’ school.

I’m sure I’ll be making these again….on purpose this time! Winking smile

Next stop on the hop is Paisley’s Playhouse. See you tomorrow.

Happy Crafting!


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Join me on Friday March 23 at 6:00pm for a fun class where we will create these 3 dimensional and interactive cards. We will be using Close To My Heart products including the fun new adhesive Springs.

Class fee is $5.00, and includes all materials. Place a CTMH order with me and your class is FREE!

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Check out this video for more ideas to add a little “spring” to your crafting projects.

Mojo Monday

Mission accomplished! My goal for this week was to complete and post my Mojo Monday entry on Monday. Here it is.


The hardest part of this challenge was figuring out the dimensions of all the blocks….math has never been my strength Smile. To achieve the watercolor look on the flowers I used a stamping technique called tissue stamping. Basically, you scrunch up a tissue and use it to randomly apply different colored inks to the stamp. For the stems, I selectively inked just the stems and leaves then lightly stamped off some of the ink on a scratch paper so that the color would be softer and more fitting with the watercolor look of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate ink, then stamped it again with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. The beauty of CTMH’s clear acrylic stamps and blocks…you can see through them to perfectly line up where you want to stamp your image!

Supplies are all CTHM unless otherwise noted.

  • Colonial White & Crème Brulee cardstock
  • Florentine paper pack (NEW! coming out in the new idea book Feb. 1st)
  • Treasure Life stamp set (D1306)
  • Crème Brulee ink pad (Z2167)
  • Goldrush ink pad (Z2123)
  • Twilight ink pad (Z2160)
  • Chocolate ink pad (Z2111)
  • Versamark ink pad (Z891)
  • Chocolate Waxy Flax (Z1088)
  • Opaques pearl gems (Z1336)
  • Clear detail embossing powder
  • Edge distresser (Z1297)

Mojo Monday…….on Wednesday!

This week I am even slower getting my Mojo Monday challenge completed and posted.

For this week’s challenge I used the retired “Bliss” paper pack, chocolate, grey flannel and colonial white cardstock, and dark chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon (Z1617). Close To My Heart’s ruler (Z1471) makes hand stitching super simple. The shapes were cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686). The sentiment is from the Key Moments stamp set (B1392). I popped up the sentiment using 3-D foam tape (Z1151)


Thanks for stopping by today. My goal for next week…..complete the Mojo Monday challenge…..on Monday!

Mojo Monday….on Tuesday!

As the new year begins and I start considering setting new goals, I have decided that this year I will challenge myself creatively by participating in some challenges and contests. First up is a Mojo Monday challenge.

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I made this thank you card using some paper that I had left from the You & Me National Scrapbooking Month kit from Close To My Heart, of course! Smile. The shapes were all cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and the flowers were stamped with coordinating stamps in the Hooray Bouquet set (C1491). The sentiment is from Thoughtful Tidings (S1202), the February stamp of the month. You’re getting a little sneak peek today! The flower centers are embellished with a Canvas Badge Button (Z1397) and Mocha Opaques Gems (Z1333). The ink colors that I chose are Crème Brulee (Z2167), Olive (Z2137), Cocoa (Z2114)and Chocolate (Z2111). I made the card base from Colonial White cardstock and matted with Cocoa cardstock. I inked the edges of some of the pieces and added Cocoa grosgrain ribbon (Z1100) and some faux stitching with a white gel pen. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now to write a note in it and send it off to a special recipient.

Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of my first challenge entry!

Have a blessed day!