Saturday, August 9, 2014

Encouragement Card Using NEW CTMH Confetti Wishes Paper, Cricut Artbooking, Cricut Artiste

Hello all of you wonderful readers in Blogland!  I hope everyone is having time to create.  I had a few days where I didn't feel good enough to do much of anything.  The weather is super hot; but that is expected this time of year.  I love having sunshine every day; so no complaints.  Right?  I think other people have had good weather or super hot this year so far.  I hope it doesn't effect the crops.  That is always an issue when the weather is so hot.  I know there were some major floods in a few places; so I hope all of you and your families are OK.  

I created a blog post about myself and my creativity process.  It was for "A Different Kind Of Blog Hop".  I would love for you to read it to get to know me better.  It is a long blog; so relax and read it when you are not rushed for time.  Just click on the link.  I wish everyone could participate in this type of blog hop; so we could all get to know each other better.  Anyone that wants to participate can.  Just answer the questions you see on my post and link it back to mine; letting people know you were invited by me.  I would love to read all about each of you.  If you do participate; be sure to let me know; so I can read it.  

It is time for another wonderful challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox - Challenge 75 - Anything Goes.  Everyone loves Anything Goes; so let's see your creations!  Be sure to click link above to see all the fabulous DT creations.  I used Make It Crafty Rosabelle with Butterfly Mask.  

I had a challenge trying to color hair with this card.  I practiced off and on for several hours.  I finally walked away and then came back, chose new colors and didn't practice.  I just decided to color it as best I could.  I do better with blonde hair; but wanted to do at least brown.  I guess practice makes perfect; but I guess we all have those kinds of days when our coloring just doesn't turn out the way we want it to.

I created this card for the fabulous Path Of Positivity Challenge - Possibilities.  Lisa created this positive uplifting blog for all of us; and I think it is fabulous.  When I saw this image; I thought of the many possibilities we have in life.  Within each of us lies billions of possibilities; just waiting for us to see them; grab hold and accept any choice we want.  Sometimes we are afraid to let go of what other's have thought of us or of the dreams they have for us. Many times it requires stepping out of our comfort zone and just going for it.  You won't know what you can or can't do until you try.  You can be or do anything.  Go after whatever it is that you want in life.  It is within your reach; if you just can imagine it, see it and believe it; then it can be yours.  Imagine the Possibilities! 

Inside Card
Using CTMH  Live Out Loud (S1207) retired

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames on front - Spellbinder's 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4
Butterflies- Memory Box Isabella and Pippi Butterfly
Inside dies - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (mini album pg) - pg. 47 or #M4524D Cricut Explore
Rectangle - Cricut Artiste Cartridge - pg. 75 or #M43BA58 Cricut Explore

Papers - CTMH NEW Confetti Wishes
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Canary 
Shiny Cardstock for butterflies - CTMH NEW Whimsy Paper Fundamentals (Z2033)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Live Out Loud (S1207) retired

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E50, E53, E31, E23
Dress & Mask - V12, P282 (Touch Twin)
Butterflies, Flowers & Glove - Y21, Y15
Eyes - B68 (Touch Twin)

Purple Bling - CTMH Purple Gems (Z1936)
Yellow Bling -
Tiny Yellow bling - Recollections

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Path Of Positivity Challenge - Possibilities (1 of 3) 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Summer Colors (No limit) (Tuesday)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inky Chicks - Photo Inspiration (An Eye - Mask showing eyes) (No limit)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Bling It On (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafters Cafe - Lots of Layers (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafting By Designs - Vintage/Shabby Chic (1 of 5)
Crafty Creations - Flower Power (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Sketch (1 of 3)
Paper Shelter Challenge - Digital (1 of 2)
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Papers and Why (CTMH; pretty, easy to coordinate, cardstock weight; making them easy to cut with Cricut) (1 of 3)
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Dream It Up - August as an Adjective (No limit)
Milk Coffee Challenge - 2 or more Dies (1 of 3)
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting Musketeers - 1,2,3 (1 butterfly, 2 frames, 3 flowers) (1 of 1)
Crafting Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes With Patterned Paper (No limit)
Ladybug Crafts - Favorite Colors (Purple and Yellow) (No limit)
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (No limit)
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Die cuts and flowers (1 of 3)
Oddball Art Stamps - Show Us Your Coloring Skills (1 of 3)
Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inkspirational - Use Markers or Pencils (No limit)

August Special

With purchase of any Picture My Life Scrapbooking Kit; you can add your choice of any of the Memory Protector packs (10 each) for only $3 each.  ($9.95 retail)

We know that, as a crafter, your chief mission is to preserve and protect the images and memories from your life that you hold most dear. To aid you in this quest, we’re providing you with a hot summer deal! During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3, you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure. You’ll be able to preserve double the memories in half the time! Check out our 5 new Picture My Life scrapbooking programs in the new idea book, or choose from the 8 existing programs. There’s a theme for every season of life—find yours!

*Offer valid August 1–31, 2014, while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD). 

What A Hoot - S1408

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Only $5 with a $50 purchase. 

 Artwork Using August Stamp of the Month

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 


  1. Love the colour combo, great layers, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe this week.

  2. Thanks for playing with us this week at Delightful Challenges Anything Goes challenge! This is such a beautiful creation!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  3. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

  4. Fab card, great image, beautifully coloured, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter - Make it Digital - challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  5. Your card is beautiful Gloria, I love the pretty frames and your colouring of the image. Anet x

  6. Beautiful combination of colors, dies, image and coloring!
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes".

  7. fab card and love your papers Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  8. This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck..

    Caz xx PPC DT

  9. Great card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month Fran (DT) xx

  10. A beautiful card – lovely colours and layout – thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty this week – Michelle x

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this month x

  12. fabulously funkylicious card... what more can i say? Thanks for joining in the Sisters of Craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

  13. Lovely card you made! Good luck and thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee challenge :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  14. Gorgeous card, inside and out. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. Pat K x

  15. Bright colour combination.Like the way you've continued the theme on the inside also
    Thank you for joining in the Sisters of Craft Challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

  16. wow your coloring is amazing! Beautiful card!!! thanks for joining us at! Hope to see you again soon!

  17. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
    Love n hugs

  18. Wonderful creation and love the die-cuts and the bright colors. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful entree at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday...Please join us again in our new Challenge starting today. Want to share this verse with you from Psalm 147:11. "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." God bless!

    JO ANN

  19. Such a great card. I love the colour palette. The sentiment is just perfect for that great image. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  20. Gloria this is so beautiful with the purple and gold. This is so perfect for our POSSIBILITIES theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  21. ANother totally gorgeous creation. I love all the tiny details that go into your finished cards. The color combo is awesome, and your write-up of your thoughts on possibilities is inspiring. Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge blog again!

  22. Thank you for joining the August as an Adjective challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils! Such a colorful creation bringing brightness to my day!

  23. A very bright, busy card and a great image. Thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

  24. stunning! thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x

  25. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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