Friday, February 27, 2015

Another Country Girl

I missed the challenge over at Color My Heart last week, so I got on it quickly this time!  I was motivated by the colors:  Outdoor Denim, Sunset, Honey, Daisy White, and Olive.  

I lucked out on this one because I still had pieces left over from the Olive Mini-Medley!  The long border arrow is the strip in the chipboard compliments from Ariana; another left over piece I forgot I had!  All of my flower cuts were from Artiste and Art Philosophy.  The Country Girl is from Old West.  

I had some left over lace and a scrap button laying on the table, so they got glued down!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Move It!

This is another one of the canvases I did for a PATCH student.  In case you missed the info about these canvases, you can refer to this blog for the back story!

This young lady showed to the song "Move It" from Madagascar.  She wore the cutest costume and did such a great job with her horse!

I started the canvas with homemade glimmer mist made from CTMH Create a Shade Paint (retired), water, and Sky re-inker.  I stenciled the animal print with CTMH Pear ink with a stencil made from the Cricut Stencil Cartridge.  The polka dots are homemade texture paste tinted with CTMH re-inker.  I used a stencil cut from the CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.

I found the Madagascar image on the internet; I printed and cut it with my Cricut.  The Zebra is cut larger and popped off with 3-D tape.  The arrows are from a stencil I had in my stash and the groovy tape is Duck tape!  The title is cut from CTMH Ruby and Honey card stock.

This is going off to the Exotic Animal Challenge at Cut it Up!  Doesn't get much more exotic than those Madagascar characters!  ; )

If you would like to see more of these canvases, here are links to some of the others:  Yankee Doodle, Ode to Joy, Happy, and Let It Go.

Thanks for stopping by to see my exotic animals!

Trip to the Wax Museum

Ah, yes, a trip to the Elementary School Wax Museum to see my nephew portraying Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley.  The assignment was to choose a famous Hoosier and portray his/her life in a wax museum.  The portrait page of this layout is inspired by the sketch over at Stuck on U Sketches.  There are still a few more days to play this sketch if you are interested!
The embellishments were cut on the Cricut from these cartridges:  Heritage and Art Philosophy. I inked, stamped, etc.  
CTMH stamps include:  Distressed Backgrounds, Sweet and Lovely, and Universal Backgrounds.
I've included the 2nd page of my LO so you can see all the fun at the Wax Museum!  ; )  The sign below was cut from Art Philosophy and the letters were printed using the writing feature on the Cricut.  

Most of the papers are from CTMH.  I threw in a couple of scraps from my stash.  

Now I leave you with a little poetry by James Whitcomb Riley.  When you grown up in Indiana, you learn this poem!

Little Orphant Annie

James Whitcomb Riley
Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,
An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,
An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,
An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;
An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,
We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun
A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ‘at Annie tells about,
An’ the Gobble-uns ‘at gits you
             Ef you
Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,--
So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,
His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,
An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!
An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,
An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;
But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout--
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
An’ one time a little girl ‘ud allus laugh an’ grin,
An’ make fun of ever’one, an’ all her blood an’ kin;
An’ onc’t, when they was “company," an’ ole folks was there,
She mocked ‘em an’ shocked ‘em, an’ said she didn’t care!
An’ thist as she kicked her heels, an’ turn’t to run an’ hide,
They was two great big Black Things a-standin’ by her side,
An’ they snatched her through the ceilin’ ‘fore she knowed what she’s about!
An’ the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you
An’ little Orphant Annie says when the blaze is blue,
An’ the lamp-wick sputters, an’ the wind goes woo-oo!
An’ you hear the crickets quit, an’ the moon is gray,
An’ the lightnin’-bugs in dew is all squenched away,--
You better mind yer parents, an’ yer teachers fond an’ dear,
An’ churish them ‘at loves you, an’ dry the orphant’s tear,
An’ he’p the pore an’ needy ones ‘at clusters all about,
Er the Gobble-uns’ll git you
             Ef you

Thursday, February 19, 2015


This is Chaps!  He loves Christmas and I do mean Looooooves Christmas!  He likes the company, the tree, the manger, and his visit from Santa that results in a new toy every year.......because he's been such a good boy, of course!

Chaps, I'm sure, makes many wishes during the holiday season.  I'm speculating treats and toys are his wished for items!  ; )

 I was inspired by the color dare over at Color My Heart as well as the sketch from Scrap Our Stash.  The colors are from the beautiful paper pack Heartstrings.  I didn't get that one, so I had to improvise and pull the closest papers I had to those colors.  I must admit, I'm out of Cranberry, also!  Geeminetly, I need to get to my CTMH daughter and get an order done!  hahaha

Anyway, I had to sub in Ruby.  I pulled paper from Chantilly, Seaside, and a scrap from last year's Christmas paper!  I embellished with some CTMH Ruby and white polka do ribbon, Chevron Washi Tape and a few stamps from A Happy Hello.  His name is stamped from the Curlicue Alphabet.

Cuts are from Winter Frolic, A Child's Year, and Photo Booth Props.

It's a short post.  I wanted to get this in under the wire at Color My Heart!

Thanks for stopping by to meet Chaps!

What's in a Name?

What's in a name?  What is the inspiration?  Hmmm........  Create a layout aboutYour Name is a challenge over at Scrapbook Layouts.  I decided this would be a perfect addition to my Wildwood Crush Book.  I love this book; I know I've said it before, but it's the perfect art journal/scrapbook for me!  The pages are thick and they already have some background interest.  They'll take gesso, paint, ink, glue, texture paste, etc.

About my name, and this is where enTWINEd comes in for the first time.  My name came from a story book character.  However, it's hard to believe I wasn't named for both of my grandmothers since they are Catherine and Kathryn.  My great, great grandmother was also name Catherine.  That name seems to be woven throughout my family!

Ok, so about this LO.  It was the perfect opportunity to use some scrap strips from old papers as well as some new pieces:  Free to Be Me, For Always, Hopscotch, Chalk It Up.  I also used Cranberry, Kraft, Flaxen and Black.  

The buttons, flourishes and flowers were cut from Art Philosophy.  My name, ruler, and piece at the top right are from Artbooking.  The silhouette is from Suburbia.
I enTWINEd several stamps for the background; the sets include:  Assorted Edges and A Happy Hello.

My embellishments:  Black Epoxy Bubbles, Mini Medley Black, and the new Flaxen Thick Twine which is literally enTWINEd into the gate at the top of the right hand page!  

Hey, what's all this enTWINEd stuff about?  Glad you asked!  It's the recent challenge over at Heart 2 Heart!  There are many ways you might interpret this challenge, so head over and check it out!  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

She Said, "Yes!"

She did say yes, but which she are we talking about?  Luckily, both of them said yes!  When Lucy's daddy proposed to Katie, Lucy was excited about the wedding and all; however, taking engagement pictures was getting a little boring.  That's when her daddy snatched her up and she became the center of the attention again......and what little girl doesn't like that?  ; )  I must say, she's sort of been the center of our world since we met her!

This LO was inspired by several challenges.  One of them called for a plaid.  Ok, I love plaids,,,,,,but,,,,hmmm........I can't seem to find one that matches the colors I want to use for my other challenge.  Ok, what's that saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention" or in my case creativity.

I started with a piece of White Daisy CS and went to town creating a sort of plaid pattern using black lines, and stamped rows of arrows from This Moment and the the border from Assorted Edges.  This gave me a plaid background for my Cranberry heart.

My heart was cut from Artbooking and creates the background for my pic.  The second heart was cut and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder.  I embellished it with black carpet thread and a button from the Mini-Medley Black collection.

The flowers are cut from Art Philosophy; the heart borders and XO's are from Artbooking.  The little hearts along the side are from those cuts.....well, except for the little red heart.  That was just sitting on the desk crying out to be used on this LO.  hahaha

I finished embellishing with Epoxy Bubbles and Flaxen Extra Thick Twine.  I also added a tiny bit of Arrow Washi Tape.  I stamped the words irresistible and wonderful from You're the Bomb stamp set.  The purchase of that stamp set provides a donation to Operation Smile!

My colors include:  Cranberry, Archival Black, Daisy White, Flaxen and Kraft.

My LO is off to these challenges:

Color My Heart:  Cranberry, Flaxen, Kraft, Daisy White, Black
Heart 2 Heart:  Love the CTMH Way -- Love the CTMH Cartridges!
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Valentine's Day
Pile It On:  Use a bow
Stuck on U Sketches:  Heart shape, Locket and/or Key
123 Get Scrappy:  I chose the diagonal row:  Plaid, Red Background and Hearts
Craft Hoarders Anonymous:  How I Love Thee

Thanks for coming by today!  This is my 8/20 LO's for the month at Scrapbook Layouts!  I might make that goal of 20 this month!  ; )

Monday, February 9, 2015

Said No One Ever!

These little girls are a hoot to take to shows; they love their ribbons and the miniature horses!  It seems they always end up with the same ribbons for the day, so they are both happy.

I started with 3 pictures and the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I used the Cricut to cut the horses (Old West Cartridge) and the 3 rings.  Now this is sort of symbolic since taking 6 year olds to horse shows is sort of a 3-ring circus!  ; )

I stenciled some Lagoon colored stars and Pixie (pink) colored hearts.  I stamped some Gypsy (purple) flowers around.

Before adhering the rings, I embossed them with 3 different folders.  I added a few flowers and dots around the page.

My colors were chosen based on the bottom row of the Color Bingo game at 613 Avenue Create.

All CTMH products are from Katiescorner.  Inks, paper, card stocks, and flower cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Stamp set is Assorted Edges.

Thanks for stopping by; make it a creative day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Guys

Yep, these are my guys!  The two men I love the most along with my dad, of course!  This pic was taken while I was running around trying to get ready for Keith's graduation party.  I remember we only had a few weeks, and these guys were supposed to be cleaning up the yard!  Keith had just gotten this new 4-wheeler and wanted to ride so he got his dad to ride with him.  I think he knew if his dad was riding, I couldn't say anything!  ; )

I used the journaling spot to write Keith's "To Do" list which had the things he should have been doing instead of riding, but I snuck in 'take dad on a ride' on that list!  hahahaha

My LO was inspired by the sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches.

The paper was from FancyPants.  It was a very old sheet in my stash.  It was a bit dark for my picture, so I gesso'd over it a bit to tone it down.

The tire tracks are from a CTMH stamp as well as the EPIC; the latter is from Reel Life.

The gears were cut from Artiste and the ATV from Dude!

In addition to going over to Stuck?! Sketches, this is my 4/20 layouts for Scrapbook Layouts.

My Valentine

 Sometimes my LO's are inspired by themes, sometimes by music, and other times by sketches.  Then there are times when it's inspired by all of the above!

This LO is sort of a look back.  I love those lyrics; they are from Wayne Watson's song "What Are You Still Doin' Here?"  If you've not heard this song and are interested, here is a link.  This song pretty much sums up what we both feel!

Kelly and I have been friends since we were 12 years old.........that's about 40 years now!

We eloped, so we had pictures done soon after we were married.  The more recent photo was taken a year or so ago.

Now, if you see pics later of me in a wedding gown, it's because we later had our wedding blessed in church.  That's a whole other story........ So, on to this LO!

My sketch came from Sketchabilities.

I started this LO with a blank piece of Colonial White CS.  I stamped with a background stamp in Chocolate and Flaxen.  Then I grabbed some gesso, pearl metallic paint, and Chocolate re-inker and painted lightly over the entire piece.  Next, I pulled my music stamp and stamped that image around the page.

My cuts are as follows:
Vines:  Heritage
Lower right hand embellishment:  Heart cut from vinyl: Home Decor & Flourish: Teresa Collins December 25
Border and Hears:  Art Philosophy
Clock:  This cut was scanned into Design Space from the stamp set Key Moments.

CTMH Stamp sets include:  Key Moments, Fabulous You, Universal Backgrounds, and Love Life.

Ink colors:  Twilight, Chocolate, Flaxen, Slate, Archival Black, and Desert Sand

My LO is going off to:

Sentimental Sundays:  Wedding/Anniversary
Fantabulous Cricut:  Valentine's Day
Sketchabilities:  Sketch

This is also my 3/20 for the February Scrapbooking Layout Challenge on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Music: Noel, Noel

I know it's time for Valentine's Day, but I'm scrapping some Christmas pictures right now.  What makes this even more interesting is this pic is from Christmas 2013.  Of course, the truth is there are pictures from much further back I could be scrapping!

The paper is Yuletide Carol from CTMH; I love the music paper.  The beautiful scroll/flourishes on the Ruby paper really adorns itself.  That makes this layout pretty quick!

The lace was colored with Chocolate re-inker mixed with alcohol and paint.  The black/script flowers were cut from a pattern from Art Philosophy; that fabric is CTMH as well as the antique gold pieces.

The lace and heart up in the corner along with the button and champagne colored flower are from Dress It Up, but I think these are retired.  I got them from a garage sale!  There's also a little strip of tulle gathered behind the photo.

Thanks for stopping by to check things out today!

Inspirational Challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Pile it On:  Music

This is also my 2/20 for the February Scrapbooking Layout Challenge on Facebook:  The challenge is to complete 20 layouts during February.  This is a closed group; however, I think anyone who enjoys scrapping can join!  Hey, they accepted me!  ; )

Monday, February 2, 2015

Home in the Country!

I just adore the 'country girl' who adorns this page!  She is like a 2nd daughter to me.  She works with me in my therapeutic horsemanship program, was in my daughter's wedding, and basically grew up with my kids!  I'm going to frame this layout and give it to her.

I was inspired by the picture to use CTMH Gypsy colored flowers.  Now the fun thing about these flowers are they are really the rowel off of the spurs from the Cricut cartridge Old West.  The horseshoe and barbed wire are also from that cartridge.

The paper is from CTMH Wanderful.  There is also a banner cut from CTMH Seaside.  Ink colors include:  Gypsy, Sweet Leaf, Honey, Saddle, Slate, Chocolate and Indian Corn Blue.  Stamps sets include:  Universal Backgrounds, Sweet and Lovely, Scandinavian Wishes, Genuine Country, Remarkable Wreath, Kudos and Family is Forever.  

Cricut cartridges include:  Old West, Art Philosophy, Ornamental Iron 2, and Pretty Pennants.
My country girl is headed off to these challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
Scrap Our Stash:  WASHI  Ok, there's no washi tape, but here is the breakdown:  Wanderful paper, Art Philosophy cuts, Stamps and Seaside paper, Hat and Heart, Inks.  
Heart 2 Heart:  Home is Where the Heart Is and every country girl will tell you, her heart is in the country!

Now this is also my 1/20 for the February Scrapbooking Layout Challenge on Facebook:  The challenge is to complete 20 layouts during February.  This is a closed group; however, I think anyone who enjoys scrapping can join!  Hey, they accepted me!  ; )

If you are interested in the products I used, you can head over to my daughter's site (KatiesCorner) to do some shopping!  There is a promotion on the scrapbooks this month.  I ordered a couple yesterday and can't wait to see them.  

Thanks for visiting!