Happy Heart Day

Supplies: Pattern Paper by Bo Bunny; Cardstock, Buttons, Acrylic Hearts, and Ink by CTMH; Chipboard Big Heart by Scenic Route; Transparency and File Tab by My Minds Eye; Thickers and Remarks letter stickers by American Crafts; Heart Prints stamp from Papertrey Ink; Staples from office supply store; Embroidery Floss; Scallop Scissors

This is one of my favorites that I made of the bunch! I love this paper, some more darling Bo Bunny, and the fact that they were double sided means that I only used 2 sheets of pattern paper for both of the pages. There was some creative trimming going on as I cut out the pattern paper from behind the photo collage to have the reverse side of the pattern paper to use on the layout for filling in the blank spaces on the black matting and for covering the large chipboard heart. The top pattern paper had the pink dot print on the back and the busy pink flower/heart paper had the white dot/heart paper on the back.

I really love this digital style of collage (though mine isn't digital *sigh* One of these days I'll have a nice photo printer to do that with . . . one of these days, lol), and it fit very well with the size of pictures I had. The acrylic hearts were backed with Tulip cardstock and adhered with liquid glass for some fun dimension and shine. To top off the photo collage I stamped baby hearts across the top with Tulip ink. For the title, I really wanted the heart to stand out so I backed it with this fun flourish from My Minds Eye. All in all a very fun layout to make and I love the result!! I hope you've enjoyed these Valentine layouts :D Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!


Apple of My Eye

Supplies : Pattern Paper by Sassafras (Serendipity, Scrumptious); Journaling Prompt, Chipboard Border, and Chipboard Subtitle by My Minds Eye; Sheer Dot Paper by K I Memories; Cardstock by CTMH; Glazed Brad by Basic Grey (Urban Prairie); Thickers Letter Stickers by American Crafts; Teacher's Apple stamp set by Papertrey Ink

These papers are so darling, just like these adorable pictures of Audrey in her favorite apple shirt! The title was inspired by her shirt and the little apples on the paper. I had a lot of fun creating this layout as it was one of those where everything seemed to just fall together naturally. The paper colors matched the pictures as well as the designs, I didn't have too many pictures so the paper got to be showcased, and I even had a decent sized journaling spot! A cute easy layout, just the way I like it!! The journaling is about how Audrey is so cute that sometimes I just want to gobble her up (don't think I haven't tried ^_~)!! This was one of my favorite outfits on her! I miss doing these meatballs with her hair too. Her bangs are long enough to do it again now, though lately she loves having her hair up in a pony tail (she has some darling hair ties with flowers, cupcakes, etc.) and a head band (she also has a bunch of cute ones in these too). Anyhoo, I hope you enjoy and have a great Thursday!


All U Need Is . . .

Supplies : Paper by Bo Bunny; Cardstock, Chipboard Scallop Corner, and Buttons by CTMH; Heart Chipboard by Scenic Route; Transparency Flourish by My Minds Eye; Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts; and Waxy Flax

This is such a sweet layout! I loved the colors in these papers and had a really hard time cutting them up because they are double sided and both sides just happen to be darling designs, lol! I opted to trim out the title to a border which is a style I don't really use, but it fit great with this page. Just a very simple quartet of photos of Caitlyn after getting home from school with her Valentines from class. I kept the layout very simple to show off the papers and pictures. The journaling is about how excited Caitie was and how special she felt! Have a happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting!


So Lucky to have You

Supplies : Pattern Papers from Sassafras, Making Memories, Collage Press, and P Inc.; Chipboard from Scenic Route (hearts) and My Minds Eye (text elements); Brads from Basic Grey; Sparkly Porcupine from Colorbok; Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts

I was so excited to use some of my Sassafras papers! I had gotten the heart print and the animal print last month and wanted something fun to use it on. These pictures of Audrey along with the #10 Inspired Blueprints sketch were the perfect match to use my papers with! The journaling is about how much of a girly girl Audrey is. As you can see I was still on a busy page kick when I made this one, but I adore how it turned out! The colors are so yummy and they liven up the pictures so much :D I love that big 5x7 of Audrey's smile. I know I'm biased but I think my girls are just the most darling things in the world!!! It's not technically a Valentine page, but it does have plenty of hearts and things I love about her in my journaling ^_~ Anyhoo, enjoy and have a terrific Tuesday!


From the Heart

Supplies: Pattern Paper from Sassafras, My Minds Eye, and some other scraps I can't remembers; Buttons from CTMH and My Minds Eye; Border from Sassafrass; Cardstock from CTMH; Chipboard Hearts from Scenic Route; Letter stamps (Friendship) from CTMH; Thickers Puffy Letter Stickers from American Crafts; Staples from office supply store

It's the last week of February and my girls are still talking about Valentine's Day, lol. And naturally that has me on a Valentines kick as well. Yesterday I got to spend half the day with my dear friend Julie and I got 3 pages completely done and 3 more mostly done! So I'm going to have some fun layouts to share with you this week :D This layout is the busiest which is why I'm starting with it first. I've noticed that I tend to make busier layouts when I begin and then get simpler as I go along during a crop. These silly pictures are from last year, when Caitie and Audrey were making Cait's first Valentines for class which was definitely a learning experience, lol!! My favorite part of the layout is the chipboard heart and buttons. Anyway, have a marvelous Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Sparkly Christmas Cards

Supplies: Pattern Paper (stripe and dots) by My Minds Eye; Amore paper, Cardstock, Brads, Ink, Extreme Alpha and Let it Snow stamp sets by CTMH; White glitter cardstock by Doodlebug

It's week 12 in Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge! And I finally got my cards done before Sunday instead of on Sunday, lol. This week the added challenge was a sketch which made creating these cuties a flash! I used some very glittery MME paper from the Laundry line (both the dot and the stripe) and then the white snowflake is punched from glittered cardstock :D They are definitely sparkly cards!

The second card I wanted to try and do a little different and used this darling sentiment stamp from an old CTMH set. Well, old as in it was one of the first acrylic stamp of the months :D The pink is actually paper from the Amore paper pack from CTMH as well. It's soft design and lovely pinkish red went perfectly with the MME scraps I had! Anyway, don't forget to visit Sparkle's Blog for the challenge and her cards and have a lovely Sunday!


My Chalk Artist

Supplies : Pattern Paper, Glazed Brads, and Chipboard Elements from the Urban Pairie Line by Basic Grey; Ribbon and Cardstock by CTMH; Sheet Dot 2 paper by K I Memories; Border Strip by Sassafras; Journaling paper by Collage Press; Thickers Letter stickers by American Crafts

The wonderful thing about blogging is that even if my layouts don't get published in a magazine, I get to publish them here ^_~. This is the layout I submitted in December that didn't make the cut. As I've been looking in more magazines I've noticed that most projects have products coordinated from many different manufacturers, which is something I need to work on as I like to create layouts from a specific line of supplies rather than personalizing my set. I adore the layout and that's what really counts so I'm not disappointed (because I didn't really want to send it away, lol). Plus planning on submitting made me use some beloved papers instead of just letting them sit in my stash so there is an extra bonus :D Anyway, enjoy and have a terrific Thursday!


Dirty Toes

Supplies: Whoopsidaisy Paper Pack, Brads, and cardstock by CTMH; Thickers and Remarks letter stickers by American Crafts; Chipboard Journal fram and decorative brad by Basic Grey; Dotted Sheer Sheet by K I Memories; Friendly Forest Glitte Animal and Flower Transparencies by Colorbok

I had so much fun creating this layout for the #9 sketch on Inspired Blueprints! And I have to credit Laurel and her amazing work for inspiring me to use my CTMH papers again! These pics are of Audrey after playing at the waterpark. We were hanging out at Nana's when she took off her sandals and I saw her dirty little feet! They were so cute that I knew I needed to make a page about her dirty toes! The paper and brads are CTMH but everything else is just a jumble of stuff I had in my stash :D Anyhoo, I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday! Thanks for visiting!


Peppermint Christmas

Supplies : Ribbon, 2008 Holiday Tags and Warm Happiness stamp sets by Papertrey Ink; Pattern Paper by Basic Grey (double sided); Glitter Cardstock by Doodlebug; Cardstock by Bazzil; Buttons and Ink by CTMH; waxy flax; 3D foam squares; Punches by Marvy

When Sparkle posted that the added challenge for this week was going to be to use just red and white, the first thing that popped into my head was Peppermint! And for me that meant candy canes, lol. But I don't have any stamps with candy canes in them so I opted for something else I love during the holiday - peppermint tea and mint hot cocoa :D This card was the simple one and took me less than 10 minutes with the girls interrupting me even!

I can totally see this card with a cute red and white snowflake mug set, some mint hot cocoa, and some candy canes! This one took me quite a while, probably because I made it first and was trying to get my mojo going. It was a real challenge to use just the red and white at first because I kept looking at the paper and thinking 'it just needs something more'. I'm so used to putting a lot of color on my projects that having only one color aside from white didn't feel complete until I had finished the card, embellies and all. In the end I really feel in love with this simple red and white palette ^_~ I hope you enjoy! Check out the Sunday Christmas Card Challenge and Sparkle's darling Tilda card on her blog and have a lovely Sunday!


More Valentines!

Supplies: Mini Mail Box from Target $1 Spot; Pattern Paper by My Minds Eye; Cardstock, Clear Buttons, Ink, Markers, and Say it in Style stamp set by CTMH; Poppy Ribbon and Heart Prints stamp set by Papertrey Ink; Thickers Alpha Stickers and blue garter ribbon by American Crafts; Various Ribbon Unknown; Heart punch by Marvy; Giraffe by Gina K; white gel pen by Sakura

This first set I'm sharing with you is Audrey's. I let the girls pick out a box from the $1 spot at Target and Audrey picked one of these darling mini mail boxes. I covered it with rainbow/glittered dot paper by MME. I thought this was going to be a lot harder than it was. It turned out very easy to do though a little time consuming ^_~ But it was totally worth is as she loves her little mail box! You can click on any of these images for a larger pic if you need to :D

A close up of her card. I haven't used these darling Gina K stamps since last year around this time! Audrey has had a thing for giraffes the past month and it's so funny because for the longest time she was calling them either reindeer or cows, lol!! She's finally consistantly getting the giraffe right now though ^_~ So I thought this would be perfect for her!

This is the flag side of the mail box. Honestly, I had more fun creating this altered project than any I've made before.

Here is the front of the box with a single Thicker monogram to show that this is Audrey's box. Even though the punches I got didn't quite fit the stamps they sure have been handy to just punch out hearts from cardstock and pattern paper :D

And this is the other side. I'm loving how darling her mail box came out!

Supplies: Tote box from Target $1 Spot; Cardstock, Ink, Buttons, and some Ribbon by CTMH; Poppy and Raspberry Fizz Ribbon and Heart Prints stamp set by Papertrey Ink; Hippo and sentiment by Gina K; Thickers Alpha Stickers and some ribbon by American Crafts; Other Ribbon Various Unknown; white gel pen by Sakura

Caitlyn's box was such a bright, fun project to add to. The box was cute by itself, but since I was altering Audrey's mail box I wanted to do something special with Caitie's as well. I used the CTMH colors of Tulip, Hydrangea, Bubblegum, and Amethyst - a totally awesome color combo I wouldnt' have thought of! The hippo is a stamp Caitlyn has always loved. It cracks her up and since last year she made and gave out these hippos for Valentines Day, I thought it would be fun for her to get a hippo of her own finally ^_~

The card was a lot of fun. I stamped it twice on Amethyst cardstock, cut out one completely and then just cut out the behind on the other to pop dot her behind. She turned out so cute! I used my amethyst marker for some shading as well as the white gel pen and then gave her a little heart tattoo with the mini heart from the Heart Prints stamp set. Then I used the solid hearts from that stamp set to create the background paper, mimicking the tote's pattern.

Caitlyn picked out this tote box which is totally her! She loves bright colors and adores hearts. I had tried to convince her to get a mail box but in the end I'm glad she picked this instead! It was way more fun to alter two different boxes than two of the same and the boxes each fit their personalities more! This was one of those projects that forced me to not hoard stuff as well. Usually I'm bad about hording ribbon. It's one of those things I buy all the time, but rarely use, lol! So I used up some ribbon giving her cute box some frills tied to the handle.

Supplies: Pattern Paper Basic Grey; Light Green Cardstock by Bazzil; Inks, Markers, Cardstock, and Buttons by CTMH; Frog by Snag Em Stamps from Imaginescence; Raspberry Fizz Ribbon and Heart Prints stamp set by Papertrey Ink; Waxy Flax; White Gel pen by Sakura; Green Ribbon unknown; Prince sentiment by Ellzybellz (RAKed)

Last but not least is my hubby's card and box. I loved playing with the Sultry papers so much that I just had to continue. I don't have any qualms about putting pink on his cards since we always joke that pink is totally his color, lol. This was such a fun little set to make as I usually don't make super cutesy things like this for him! I had a blast and just made the box for fun and because I could :D

Here's the card close up. Remember yesterday, how I said he reminded me that he really likes frogs. Well I had gotten out the prince Ellzybellz image and sentiment, ready to make a card when I suddenly remembered that I had this darling frog prince stamp from Imaginesence! I had gotten him over 6 months ago without having any idea what I would ever use it on but figured for a $1 it didn't matter. He was just too cute to pass up! I did the same thing with the frog as the hippo, stamping him on green cardstock as well as the white and then using the kiwi marker to shade him in. He's also pop dotted. I just adore how this came out. There is also some gold glitter sparkle on his crown!

And my hubby's treat box for his desk. I decided to keep this one all green since that is his favorite color and he will most likely keep this out on his desk. He's such a sentimental sweetie. He had all the cards I made him laying around on his desk until just a couple months ago when I gathered them up and put them in his drawer to tidy the space up a bit, lol. Inside is yummy raspberry centered chocolates as he loves raspberry :D Anyway, these were the Valentine goodies I had created for today. I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentines! Thanks for stopping by ^_~

Happy Valentine's Day!

Supplies: Pattern Paper Sultry collection by Basic Grey; Cardstock from both Bazzil and CTMH; Heart Prints stamp set and Raspberry Fizz Ribbon from Papertrey Ink; Inks, Buttons, and Say it in Style stamp set from CTMH; white waxy flax; cello bags

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope everyone is having a lovely love day! I'll start you out with these, I still have to finish editing the photos for the darling boxes and cards I made for the girls and Paul. I had wanted to post some of these last night but after the birthday party and creating I was just way too tuckered and headed straight for bed ^_~ Here are a couple examples of the family Valentine gifty bags we made. In front is the card from Paul and I and then the girls' cards and some yummy chocolate hearts.

I decided to just make little 3x3 cards for our Valentines. It makes it so much easier to make these little minis!! These are just two of the ones I made, the rest all looked pretty much like these two. I have been loving this heart prints set, if you couldn't tell, lol. Now I just need to get the right punches to make my life a whole lot easier! The 'with love' sentiment is from the Say it in Style stamp set from CTMH.

Here are Caitlyn's versions. I did a very quick run through this time. I had the girls color their images while I speeded through assembling the cards. After the cards were put together I let them place the hearts and buttons where they wanted with some glue dots :D Easy peasy!

These are Audrey's. I love how she put the hearts on the cat's faces, lol!! Once she spied where Caitlyn was putting her hearts and buttons she tried to copy her. It was too cute! I'll be working on the second post this afternoon :D Until then I hope you all have a great morning!


Party Time!

Supplies : Pattern Paper, Cardstock, Buttons, Waxy Flax, Acrylic shapes, Markers, Say it in Style stamp set by CTMH; Frog image and Sentiment by SU; Penguin unknown; white gel pen by Sakura

Here is the card I created for our brother-in-law to be :D His birthday party is tonight so I was really cutting it close! I used the Good Times paper pack from CTMH to make this card and the others following. I figured I'd need some more unisex birthday cards in the future so I made a few more using some of these darling images that were RAKed to me last year.

Another penguin card! He's so cute! I think I might actually have to save this one for Paul's brother since his b-day is in December ^_~ Penguins always remind me of winter. I used the gel pen on all the cards for just a little highlighting. This was a new challenge for me since it's on animals and I'm really only used to doing this with my bellas!

And here is a frog and sentiment from SU. Doesn't he look like he's ready to party?! I love frogs and so does Paul (something I had totally forgotten until he mentioned it while I was making these!) I will have to remember that when his birthday comes around again because I have the toughest time making cards for him!

This is the last card I made of the bunch and it's actually my favorite (because of the flowers ^_~). I have really been enjoying using these acrylic shapes from CTMH. I hope they come out with them in the regular line in the summer catty! I didn't have another hoppy birthday sentiment for this guy so I just used my generic one. Anyway, hopefully I'll be back later tonight with the girls' finished altered Valentine's boxes. I'm just about done with Cait's and have gotten Audrey's covered now. I can't wait to show you guys, they are turning out so cute! Have a fabulous Friday!


A Hearty Birthday Gift

Supplies : Pattern Paper by P Inc.; Blue Cardstock by Bazzil; Poppy Ribbon, Heart Prints, Heart Prints Sentiments, and Father Knows Best stamp sets by Papertrey Ink; Black Cardstock, Black Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon, and buttons by CTMH

This fun little gift set is for my little sister. Her birthday is the day after Valentine's day so I thought hearts would be something fun to do this year. I used a couple colors she really likes which are red and light blue. I thought this color combo turned out really fun!

Here is the card close up. Just something very simple since she's a pretty simple gal. I used the tag I made to go with the present (which is wrapped in Christmas paper since that's all that I had, lol!) for inspiration.

These are some CD cases I made using the template from SCS. I kept with the heart theme and just printed out the names of the CD and what albums they are. I love the stark contrast of the black on that pale blue and bright red! These are so easy to make!

Here is the back of the CD cases. I used some of the Heart Prints Sentiments on there to give my sis a lift. She's had severe depression for the past 7 years and every once in a while she says that some of the quotes I send her make her feel better so it's become a habit for me to try and send her at least a couple uplifting quotes or cards when I send her and my mom snail mail. Now I have my to-be-brother-in-law's birthday card to make aside from my valentines which I haven't even started, lol! We just found out that his birthday is on the 13th, so I need to get crackin'!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!


Caitlyn's Valentines

We have been so busy this week with Caitlyn's speech therapy home work and then trying to get Valentines made for her class for Thursday, but I finally have a little to share with you :D Caitlyn finished her Valentines!! I like to break up how much she has to do each day so that she doesn't get overwhelmed. On Monday we made the Valentines for her classmates.

Here she is showing off two of her cards. I did all the cutting of course and then matted her colored images. With help, she glued the rest on. We used glue dots for the hearts and buttons to make it easier for both her and mommy ^_~ I tied the bow and then stapled the little clear treat bags to the fold over card. These were so easy and fun.

Here is the back. We used the tiny clear treat bags (found in the wedding/party section) and put some chocolate hearts in them. The pattern cardstock is cut 3 x 6 so we got all 8 of her Valentines with just one 12 x 12 sheet. This leaves a two inch fold over the back where we were able to add the Happy Valentine's Day stamping and where Caitie could write her name. She's just gotten the hang of it a couple weeks ago, I'm so proud of her!

Yesterday I had her color in some images for her teacher, the aide, and her speech pathologist. Using the same line of MME papers I let her help put together some cards for them. Inside there is a heart stamped and under it Happy Valentine's Day, then Caitie signed her name on these as well. She was so cute coloring in the bellas saying 'This is my Teacher Kat' and then for the other one 'This is my Breanna! She has black hair.' The aides sometimes change around so I thought to play it safe and just use one of the darling CC Designs Animals.

And here are the finished baggies for them :D I used the Heart Prints stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the tags and insides of the cards and we hid most of the chocolates behind the cards to show the cards off. Caitlyn had so much fun helping put her Valentine's gifts together. It was about an hour each day to make them with her and that seems so much more meaningful to me than just buying those ones from the store. Hopefully I'll be able to get my Valentines finished in time now that these are done, lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Stay Warm

It's Sunday and that means another Christmas Card Challenge! This week the added challenge was to use circles in your card and wow was this a challenge for me. I kept trying to make my cards during the week yet I couldn't come up with an idea I was happy with until today. I think I was focusing too hard on the whole circle idea because this morning when I finally gave up on doing a bunch of circles the cards just came together.

Supplies: Pattern Papers by My Minds Eye; Cardstock, Tulip Ink, Sans Small Alpha by CTMH; Ribbon by PI; Thickers Letters Stickers by American Crafts; Sparkle CS from Doodlebug; Brad by Queen Co.; Marvy Snowflake Punch

I had punched out the big striped circles earlier when I was trying to find my mojo (along with a bunch of other circles I ended up not using, lol) and settled on doing some sentiment based cards. The thickers were actually the inspiration for these as I've had these particular ones for a long time and just haven't found a whole lot of scrap pages to use them on. Usually I save these for my pages, but this time I decided to get past my hoarding and use them on some cards :D I did get some more circles in with the dot ribbon and snowmen are made of circles so I think I did alright with the challenge in the end ^_~ Don't forget to visit Sparkle's Blog for the challenge and her darling cards and have a lovely Sunday!!


Sunny Days

I made this layout last of the bunch, using the #8 IB sketch. I still have so many water park and water pad pictures to scrap, lol. But I also have a lot of summer paper still ^_~ This sketch called for a 6x6 photo but since I don't have any photos that size I opted to use four 3x3 photos. I also really mixed up my papers here using some various scraps to put together the layout. The cardstock is CTMH's retired orchid bouquet which is the exact color of Audrey's beloved bathing suit. I finally had to pack it away near the end of October since Audrey still insisted on wearing it nearly every day, lol!! She was devasted to see her 'soup' get put away and I have to say I was a bit sad, but only because it really was a darling swim suit. I was more happy than sad to see it go though, since it was really worn out, lol!! We already have swimsuits being sold here again, they put them out in January, so both Audrey and Cait have had plenty of new eye candy and spring hasn't even shown up yet. Audrey has fallen in love with a baby swimsuit at Gymboree. I keep trying to tell her that it's for babies and is too small, but every time she sees it she still wants it, lol. Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy and have a great Thursday!


Me & You

Paul's sister took so many pictures of the girls at the park back in April. I think I've finally scrapped the last of them, but I'm not holding my breath as my pictures are out of order right now so I wouldn't doubt it if a few more were lurking around. I had printed nearly all of them since that was before I learned how to be more picky with the photos I end up printing from my digital camera, lol. Needless to say I still feel the need to scrap all of them! I used the bonus IB sketch during January for this layout, the cropping was just right for the photos I had. IB stands for Inspired Blueprints, in case anyone has been wondering ^_~. I have a little blue blinkie link to them on the left column that will take you straight to the blog. They just posted sketch #9 on the first. Anyway, I wanted to do a page with Paul in it as she took a pretty neat picture of Audrey playing with Paul leaning against the playground equipment in the background and then this other close up picture. It reminds me of how he is so protective of his girls, always watching them and many times not letting them do much, but it's only because he's trying to keep them safe. He's way more protective than I am and I think it's sweet (even if it is at times frustrating as well, lol). Have a happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting!



This layout uses the IB sketch #7. I had to alter it a bit to fit the pictures I had which were bigger than all 2x2s. The sketch was fun to use and it worked marvelously with making these odd pictures I had of the girls at the playground more cohesive. I have always liked the digital photo collages and since I don't have a photo printer it's great to have a layout where I can use my already store printed 4x6s to create the same look. More MME papers, they seem to be the first ones I reach for lately, which is great since I'm using up my old papers now. It didn't need journaling but I just had to put how I loved the way Audrey tried to catch Caitlyn as she came down the slide. It was just too cute! Have a Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!


With You

Last week I managed to get caught up on the Inspired Blueprints sketches. I started with #6 and used some pictures of Audrey and me. They aren't the greatest pics but there's at least one more page with me in it now, lol. I used my old Garden Party papers, they went perfectly with the blue sweater I was wearing and Audrey's pink shirt, even though after the cropping you can't really see what we're wearing, lol. My favorite part is the pearl heart I made by punching out a heart and using the negative as a guide on where to put the pearls. The big empty area had me worried as it's a bit more white space than I'm used to, but in the end it really grew on me. I've been having a lot more mojo lately :D Hopefully the inspiration keeps with me! Have a nice Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Simple Christmas Cards

This week I decided to do something a little different and not use an image or much stamping for my cards. In fact the only thing stamped is the sentiments :D I used up some various MME scraps to make this tree card. There isn't a whole lot to it, I let the paper do most all the work ^_~ The added challenge this week was to not use any bling or glitter which ended up being really hard since all the stuff I wanted to play with had glitter or shimmer in it, lol. But I did manage to stay away from the glitz :D

I had debated cutting out the snowmen and doing another pieced card like with the trees, but decided that I didn't want to do all that cutting, lol. I used the same little heart theme with the button and many of the same scrap pieces. I'm so used to using stamped images for cards that both of these cards came as quite a challenge, but I like to break out of my own box every once in a while. I hope you enjoy! And don't forget to check out Sparkle's Blog for the challenge and have a lovely Sunday!