Thursday, January 30, 2014

Congratulations Card Using CTMH Balloon Ride Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Sneak Preview of CTMH New Items)

Hello fellow crafters/followers.  I have been having a great time creating right now.  I guess my Creating Mojo is back.  LOL!  I realized while coloring this image; that sometimes when you try to learn how to do something the correct way; it actually makes you worse for a while before you get it right.  I am trying to learn to color hair; and I know the hair on this image isn't as good as my previous ones.  I will just keep practicing and someday I will get it right.  LOL!  So; please bare with me until I learn to do it correctly.

I created this card for one of my granddaughter's; who is graduating from high school in May.  I used the fabulous Lacy Sunshine Jewel Junebug Buggmee Digi image; for their Bingo Challenge.  Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog has a challenge every two weeks; and if you use one of their images; you get the next one free.  So buy the first one and you will get a free one when you enter every two weeks. You have to follow the instructions to get your free one after each challenge.  I own most of theirs; but I love them so much I had to purchase a lot of them.  The colors in the picture on the inside are not true colors; but the front picture is true to colors.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Image Die cuts - Spellbinders Gold Labels Four
Sentiment dies - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Card-base - CTMH Crystal Blue
Cardstock - CTMH Sorbet, CTMH Crystal Blue
Paper - CTMH Balloon Ride
Sentiment outside and cap inside - CTMH Congrats Graduate (A1139)'
Sentiment inside - CTMH You Only Live Once (B1434 retired)

CTMH Markers
CTMH Sorbet, Sorbet Light, Crystal Blue Light

Copic Markers 
Skin - E000, E00, E02
Hair - E31, E35, E57

Border Punch - Recollections
Ribbon - Offray
Pearl Bling -
Buttons - La Mode

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Bingo (Bow, Pearls, Ribbon, Buttons, Glitter, Die Cut, Card Candi)
Paper Creator Crafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon and Bows (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/optional twist - gift set (2 of 3)
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes (with a ribbon) (2 of 3)
Kitty Bee Designs - Something New (New paper, new Digi) (2 of 2)
My Sheri Crafts - Delightful Digis (3 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Blue/buttons/White/stamping/glitter) (2 of 3)
Patti's Creations - For The Little Girls (2 of 2)
Craftitude - Anything Goes or I See Fluffy (2 of 3)
Crafty Calendar - Let's Celebrate (2 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - For A Loved One (My granddaughter)
Pumpkin Spice - Something Shiny - (Glitter on wings, ribbon and buttons)
Glitter 'N Sparkle - Bling It Up
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Animals (2 of 3)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Bow
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Plus Blue
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart - In The Spotlight (Granddaughter graduating)
Incy Wincy Designs - Ribbons & Pearls (1 of 5)
Love To Scrap - Tag, You're It (Stamped Tag on my card)
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/option - use real ribbon
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy - Bling and Sparkle (Bling, Glitter on wings, Buttons and ribbon sparkle)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Click on link above on Feb. 1st, 2014 to see fabulous new CTMH products.  FREE with $50 purchase from me.

New to CTMH - Picture My Life
A Quick Easy way to Scrapbook NOW; so you don't have to wait until you have time. 
Click picture to enlarge. 

Eight "Picture My Life" Scrapbooking Programs - $24.95 each

Each Picture My Life Scrapbook Program contains:
44- 4" x 6" cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 - 3" x 4" cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 - 12" x 12" Designed Cover Sheet (not shown)
10 - 12" x 12" Memory Protectors (3 different layouts plus 1 side-loading sheet)
Many designs are not shown; as they are two sided cards.
I will try to do a video in the near future.

8 Different layouts to choose from:

Picture My Life Avonlea Scrapbooking Program - Z1942

Picture My Life Babycakes Scrapbooking Program - Z1943

Picture My Life Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Program - Z1944

Picture My Life Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Program - Z1945

Picture My Life Surf's Up Scrapbooking Program - Z1946

Picture My Life Skylark Scrapbooking Program - Z1947

Picture My Life Balloon Ride Scrapbooking Program - Z1948

Picture My Life Chantilly Scrapbooking Program - Z1949

February Stamp of the month will be available for only $5 with a $50 purchase on February 1st.  Be sure to come back to check it out.  Here is the artwork; and it includes several adorable Fox stamps, a heart and sentiments. 

Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos.

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.

Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $49.

Click here for Stamp of the Month.
Click here for current  Specials.

Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.

Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I appreciate all your loving comments; and for everyone who chooses to follow my blog.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I am grateful for all my followers and 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. Fantastic card Gloria. As always wonderful choice of pattern paper. The tag and the ribbon are beautiful together.

  2. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  3. Lovely card Bloria. I think her hair looks fine. and your colouring is brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Great card! Your image is super fun and I really like the mats you used! Awesome paper too! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR this week!!!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  5. Adorable image and superb color combination! Thanks for submitting this to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. This card is another great take on the H2H spotlight challenge! Congrats to your GD and the class of 2014!

  8. This is a Gorgeous Design, thank you for joining with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love it if you joined us again next week for another fun challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner ~ Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  9. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  10. Hello Gloria I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left me on my blog, it really makes your day when someone says something so nice!!
    Happy to be your new follower your creations are fabulous and I adore Lacy Sunshine and what you have done with her is just beautiful!
    Hugs Laurie xx

    1. Thanks Laurie. I appreciate your lovely comment as well. It does make me feel better when I read the wonderful comments from my followers and the DT from the challenges. I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Gloria

  11. Great card, thankyou you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    Caroline dt

  12. Lovely card and layout, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  13. This is a lovely card, an adorable image and I love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Jo x

  14. Very pretty! I love the colors you used. Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, hope to see you again soon!
    Tina, DT x

  15. Wha ta cute card - Love you coloring! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  16. How pretty! Love the papers. Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge. Good luck!

  17. Great card! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  18. Beautiful card Gloria, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting from the Heart this fortnight, best of luck hun xxx

  19. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies 'January Blues ' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  20. Cute, cute! Those die-cuts are great and I love the dp you used to make the cute card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina DT

  21. Absolutely gorgeous Gloria. Love how you have used the ribbon with the sentiment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  22. So beautiful, love the image and your coloring!! Thank you for play with us at Artistic Inspirations this time, hugs Kate DT

  23. Another cute and fun card, great job! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges!

  24. Such a cute card... Gorgeous papers!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  25. Great card! I would never have thought to use that image for graduation, but it works! DS4J DT sister, Julie

  26. Thank you so much for becoming my latest follower Gloria, I have returned the compliment and have become your latest follower! This card for your granddaughter is absolutely lovely, I am still learning how to colour hair and find it really difficult - some turn out OK whilst others are YUK so I understand how you feel.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  27. Such a fun card...Love the DP's you use and that cute image. So delighted you shared your artwork with us at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with a verse coming from 1 John 5:4 which says, "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith." Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  28. I totally agree with you th eLacy Sunshine images are adorabl.

    Beccy x

  29. Hello Gloria!
    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.... I am honoured to receive a compliment from you because your work is just outstanding.!!! I joined your site as a follower. Hugs. I love if you also join my site too!!!

    1. Hi Vinita. Thanks for your lovely compliment. I clicked and followed; but not sure if I did it right. Can you give me the link to your blog? Thanks.

  30. Hello, Gloria! Darling card! I am your newest follower. Thanks for joining my blog. Maybe some of your followers will discover me!

  31. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Craftitude and Whoopsi Daisy.


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria