Monday, September 7, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Wow - I can't believe that it's been about a week since I last posted. Honestly, where has the time gone. I've been so busy getting the kids ready to go back to school and then trying to get myself back onto some kind of routine that I haven't had any time to create. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things this week.

Here's another Halloween card for you. I created it from the new stamp set from CTMH called "Spellbound". I don't know if you can really tell from the picture but I didn't tack down the branches on the tree. What a cool effect it is. It looks like the tree is jumping right off the card.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy the day.


supplies: all CTMH products
Stamp set: Spellbound
Colors used: Black, Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Smiles and Spooky Smiles

Hi everyone!

My children started school today. I know most parents say that they're happy when their kids return to school. I'm not one of them. I truly feel lost and lonley without them today. This happens to me every year and within a couple of days, we're all back into a routine and I start feeling better. I still miss them but not like that first day back to school.

My card today celebrates Halloween. I can honestly say that I don't like Halloween but I do love pumpkins. I used the CTMH stamp set called "spooky smiles". I actually bought this set because I love what they did with it in the new catalog. All products are from CTMH. You can't really tell from the photo but I did paper pierce the right side of the strip of garden green.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp set: Spooky Smiles
Colors used: Smokey Plum, Garden Green, Autumn Terracotta, Sunflower and Black
Other: Organdy Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Sandpaper

Monday, August 31, 2009

Holiday Trinkets

Happy Monday!

Today is officially the last day of summer at the Hoagland household because the kids return to school tomorrow. Where did the summer go? I'm definitely not ready for them to go back yet.

My card today has to do with the holiday season. I absolutely love Christmas! This card is made with the new stamp set from CTMH called "Holiday Trinkets". It's a great set because it has a little bit of everything - christmas trees, snowflakes, ornaments and presents. This set could also be used for birthdays because of the presents.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Supplies used: (all CTMH unless otherwise noted)
Stamp set: Holiday Trinkets
Colors: Crystal Blue, Cranberry and Olive
Other: Buttons and gingham ribbon (from Joann's)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Reach for the Stars

Happy Sunday!

I have no idea where the time went these past few days. Family came for the weekend and we had a party to go to last night. I didn't get home until 1am. Boy am I paying for it today. I honestly can't believe that I haven't posted in about 4 days. I've been trying to post at least Monday through Friday but somehow, time just got away from me.

Onto my card. It's from the CTMH stamp set called "Reach for the Stars." What a great boy set. There are a lot of possiblilites. This is the one that I came up with.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of you weekend.


Supplies: All supplies are CTMH
Stamp Set: Reach for the Stars
Colors: Brown Bag, Outdoor Denim and Juniper
Other: Edge Distresser

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mojo Monday - Week 101

Hello to all!

This is going to be a quick post because we're headed to the beach today. Our last beach day as a family before the kids go back to school.

This card is for the Mojo Monday blog sketch challenge. I really love the twitterpated paper so here it is again. All products are from CTMH.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Stamp set: Many ThanksColors: Chocolate, Crystal Blue and Sorbet
Printed Paper: Twitterpated
Other: buttons, hemp and chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Family Ties - Simple Card

Hi everyone!

What a crazy morning it's been. We've been running around since 8:30 with dr appointments and errands. It feels good to sit for a bit. It's a beautiful day today so we're going swimming this afternoon. My daughter wants to show me how she can swim without her goggles now - very exciting!

I call today's card a "simple card" because the only accessory that I used is ric rac. It's really just too darn adorable. The only non-CTMH items used were the copic markers I used to color her in.

Enjoy and have a great day!


Stamp set: Family Ties - Adults
Colors: Olive, Hollyhock and Smokey Plum
Other: edge distresser, hollyhock ric rac, CTMH paper cutter to make lines and sand paper

Monday, August 24, 2009

Grown with Love

Happy Monday everyone!

What a nice and relaxing weekend it was. It was supposed to rain most of the weekend but it didn't happen. Saturday was absolutely beautiful. We spent the day at my sister-in-law's cottage swimming, boating and eating! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as well.

Onto my card. This card was created with the new stamp set from CTMH called "Grown with Love". What a great stamp set. The possibilites are endless. Not only is this set good for cardmaking but it great for scrapbooking also. I used the card confidence program book "Wishes" to make this card. I can't tell you how many times I've turned to this book for ideas. If you don't already have this book, you should definitely get it! It's worth every penny. This pattern is for a 7" x 5" card and it's called "On the Ball". All products are from CTMH.

Enjoy and have a great day!

Stamp set: Grown with Love
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Crystal Blue and Sorbet
Patterned Paper: Twitterpated
Other: Dimensional Elements in Color - organic and sponge daubers