Crafting and Reading

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Eep, I’m getting close to getting all caught up! I will continue sharing multiple projects for the foreseeable future- at least until I’m caught up on projects to share with you. Then I’ll return to one project per post. For right now, I have no other handmade cards to share, but I still have a number of personal layouts and double page special request layouts to share. I’m hoping you’re enjoying all the inspiration! As always, my inspiration for my projects comes from Pinterest. Visit my Pinterest here.
The card was made for a dear friend that celebrated her wedding anniversary last weekend.
The middle project- a personal scrapbook layout, is about my insatiable appetite for reading. I struggled through my teen and early adult years to get back into reading, and it seems that recently, I’ve succeeded. In the last month, I devoured three books. It felt good. Have any suggestions? So far, I love Susan Wiggs…I found a great app- My Next Read- which is a wonderful way to find similar authors or stories that you love. You can even save your faves for future reference. In addition, you can buy your faves via Amazon. Pretty cool, huh? I’m contemplating buying Between Friends by Debbie Macomber. It was such a great read!
Anyway, I’ll be back again soon with more crafty inspiration! Hope to see you again!

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The Best Day

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All three of these projects have mostly CTMH products on them, with a few touches from other manufacturers here and there! The third project, a page in my personal scrapbook album, has a water color background that was created by coloring directly on an acrylic stamping block and spraying it with water. Stamp and repeat until the entire page or space you want covered is covered! Easy Peasy!
The card was made for my husband’s boss, who just welcomed his second grandchild into the world. Tomorrow I’ll share another card that goes along with this one.
Hope to see you again tomorrow!

CTMH Taste of Summer Baby Card

Hey y’all!  The day started out incredibly humid- after running around in it getting my groceries bought and trying to keep my kids in line while doing it- I began to wonder what’s worse: being sticky – feeling due to humidity or sweaty due to the heat. It’s almost a tie, I think!
I have a card to share today!

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Every single element, ink and stamp on this card is Close to My Heart! Only the brads and grey and teal papers aren’t CTMH. This card card was made for a friend that had a baby a few weeks ago. I’m still swooning over pics of him. He’s so adorable! (Not to mention every other newborn in the history of ever).
This card was my inspiration, and is pinned to this Pinterest board.

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Materials:

– CTMH Skylark patterned paper
– CTMH White Daisy cardstock
– CTMH Sweet Leaf ink
– CTMH Flaxen ink
– CTMH Black ink
– CTMH Lagoon Ink
– CTMH Whisper ink
– CTMH Taste of Summer stamp
– CTMH Lagoon Bakers Twine
– CTMH Lollydoodle stamp set
– Recollections cardstock
– unknown brads
– EP patterned paper