Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Dark Lilies" and CTMH New Card Stock

Hello friends.  How is everyone?  It has been a tough few months with the hurricanes and fires.  I hope you and your families are doing well.  I see there are three storms in the Atlantic Ocean; and two are hurricanes.  What a year this has been for Hurricanes.

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post and it is Anything Goes.  I used this beautiful image "Dark Lilies".  I own most of Ching-Chou Kuik images; so I am still trying to use a lot of my older ones.  I found this paper with Lilies on it and thought it would look good with this image.  I thought it turned out pretty good.




Inside Card


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Frames front - Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Rectangles
Frames inside - Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Squares

Paper -  K & Company Designer Papers
Cardstock - CTMH Pomegranate reverse side on outside of card base and Pomegranate inside card base, White Daisy
Ink - CTMH Pomegranate
Sentiment outside - CTMH Friendly Wishes A1185
Sentiment and stars inside - CTMH Birthday Sparkles B1537
Dots/Bling - CTMH Flamingo Dots (retired)

Copic Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Eyes - BG01
Lips & Nails - R83
Flowers - R83, R56, G94
Hummingbird - RV00, RV10, R83, R56, YR23

Sky - CTMH Sky Ink (retired)
Gelly Roll Clear and White used on hair and flowers


  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (4 of 8) (Sunday)
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper (1 of 3)
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes plus stamp (1 of 2)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Dragonflies - Cards For A Special Occasion (1 of 1) (Saturday)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Dies or Punches (1 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Extra Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes or Color Board (2 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
As You Like It Challenge - Flora or Fauna (Love both, but use flora more than fauna) (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Something beginning with F (Flowers) (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Floral/Yellow/Die/Punch (1 of 3)
 Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Day Dreamer Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature (No limit) 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (4 of 5) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (5 of 5)






CTMH Special Stamp Set To Support Disaster Victims


CTMH has created a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected

by disaster, such as fires and hurricanes.  The stamp set is titled "Stronger Together" and features a variety of sentiments that can be 
used for comfort, encouragement and more.

All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed the most.



C1716 - Stronger Together








Click above for link to September special








Click to enlarge the pictures for a closer view. 






September Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 purchase
$17.95 with no other purchase

S1709 Feel So Blessed 


CTMH Artwork

Scrapbooking



Cardmaking




Using September SOTM and Falling For You Paper pack



CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea Book free copy 
with any order in September

Be sure to add it to your cart






NEW Annual Inspirations Book with $50 purchase
Add to your order with $50 or more purchase.  
I will reimburse you through PayPal for the $6.
You can view it here



Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message with your questions.


Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CTMH Helps to Support The Red Cross For Natural Disasters

Hello friends.  I hope everyone and their families are safe. This has been a difficult time for many people across the nation with fires, earthquakes and hurricanes.  My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by these disasters.  I have several family members in Florida and three who had to evacuate from Naples, FL.  My family is safe at this time; but I don't know yet about some of my friends in these hard hit areas.  

CTMH is has created a special stamp set "C1716 - Stronger Together" designed to specifically help with these disasters.  The stamp set features a variety of sentiments that can used for comfort, encouragement and more.  All proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts; where they are needed the most.   Click here or on the stamp name above for more information and ordering of this special stamp set.   

CTMH is very strong on community and believes that we are stronger together. Ordering this set is one way of coming together and strengthening those who need some extra help during this time of devastation.




Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message with your questions.


Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hi There card With Ching-Chou Kuik "Keep In Faith" Making My Own Background Paper

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well; and those who were evacuated due to the hurricanes and fires are safe.  It is very frightening with all the national disasters.  I know it will be a long time before power, homes and lives will return to normal.  My heart goes out to all of those people who are still in shelters, have lost their homes or lost loved ones.  

It is time for another Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Post; and our topic is "Make Your Own Background".  I rarely do stamping all over a page to make my own background; but I have to say this was a great challenge.  It took me a long time to stamp and color these beautiful sunflowers (I just realized that these may not be sunflowers.  LOL! ) on the paper behind my image; and two attempts before I got it the way I wanted it.  I decided to color all of the flowers, leaves, etc; in case I moved the image around; which I did.  LOL! The image is Ching-Chou Kuik "Keep In Faith".   I hope you enjoy this image. 

Working on this card with "Keep In Faith" name gave me hope this past few days with my family and friends in the path of Hurricane Irma.  My son Aaron and his family flew here from Argentina and had to change planes in Miami, FL on Friday; when they were canceling flights right and left.  They made it to Los Angeles Friday afternoon.  Three members of my family live in Naples and had to evacuate; and my daughter lives in Milton, FL; which is ok right now; but Hurricane Irma is still active in FL.

CTMH has created a stamp set to help the people who have been hit with these disasters.  All proceeds will go to Red Cross.  Scroll down for more information.


Created my own background paper with stamp set.  
I thought this stamp was a sunflower; but now I am not sure.  LOL!


Inside Card



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Frames on front - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle Dies
Hi There - CTMH Hi There Thin Cuts Z3359
Doily and Circle inside - Gina Marie Lotus Blossom Lace Circle Die Set

Paper background on front - created with stamp and copics
Paper Inside - CTMH Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack - Z3350
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary and Goldrush
Sunflower Stamp - Penny Black Flower Gallary
Inks used inside - CTMH Goldrush, Pear, Canary, Sky
Ink used for front paper background - Momento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment inside - CTMH Workshops Your Way Father's Day G1134 (retired)
Sequins - CTMH Bronze Sequins Z4029

Copic Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Eyes - B00
Lips - RV10
Twigs on image - G43
Flowers - Y15, YR12
Leaves - G43, G46
Ink - CTMH Sky used for clouds (retired)





  I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes plus stamp (1 of 2)
Catch The Bug - Chin Up Buttercup (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting With Friends - Extra Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes or Color Board (1 of 3) 
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
As You Like It Challenge - Flora or Fauna (Love both, but use flora more than fauna) (1 of 3) (Thursday)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp It (1 of 5)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Retarte 105 - Anything Goes (No limit) (Tuesday
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) 
Pammies Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Other Date)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature (No limit) 
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 5) 
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (4 of 5)







CTMH Special Stamp Set To Support Disaster Victims


CTMH has created a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected

by disaster, such as fires and hurricanes.  The stamp set is titled "Stronger Together" and features a variety of sentiments that can be 
used for comfort, encouragement and more.

All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed the most.



C1716 - Stronger Together









Click above for link to September special




Click to enlarge the pictures for a closer view. 





September Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 purchase
$17.95 with no other purchase

S1709 Feel So Blessed 


CTMH Artwork

Scrapbooking



Cardmaking




Using September SOTM and Falling For You Paper pack




CTMH Holiday Expressions Idea Book free copy 
with any order in September

Be sure to add it to your cart







NEW Annual Inspirations Book with $50 purchase
Add to your order with $50 or more purchase.  
I will reimburse you through PayPal for the $6.
You can view it here




Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message with your questions.


Remember - Keep On Creating!!

It's Good For Your Health!!