Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Keep it Simple...

I was going through my scrap paper, purging and what not... and thought let's make a card... no seriously I thought these little scraps are perfect for punches and die cuts! So that is what I did... these cards are little mini ones... 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".
My new Martha punch!
Circle Punches
My new Quikutz Flourish die and Scallop Punch!
Butterfly Card:
Paper: Out and About (My Mind's Eye), White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Berry Sorbet (PTI), Always Artichoke Marker (SU)
Tools: Butterfly Punch (Martha), Doodle Template (Fancy Pants?)

Fish Card:
Paper: Aqua Mist CS, White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Pond Life & Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Aqua Mist & Summer Sunrise Palette Inks (PTI)
Tools: 1" & 3/4" Circle Punches (SU), Scallop Scissors (Fiskars

Tree Card:
Paper: Patterened (Scenic Route), Chocolate CS (Core-dinations), White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Tools: Mega Scallop Punch (Marvy), Flourish Die (Quikutz)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lauren's Sketch!

I used Lauren's Sketch for a card for friend... he helped put my son's new wooden playset up in the back yard with my husband... it took them 9 hours! So I thought I could spare 10 and whip together a card for him... with a couple good bottles of wine! Thanks Sonny!

Paper: Patterned Paper (Scenic Route), Brown Cardstock (Coredinations), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Limitless Labels (Papertrey Ink)

Inks: Certainly Celery & Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Btw... if you haven't been to Lauren's blog... you are a loser! I kid, but seriously go there now! Thanks for the great sketch Lauren!
Monday, April 28, 2008

Sketch This # 47!

I need a quick Sorry card for an oopsie of mine and I used the Sketch This most recent sketch!

Paper: Aeriel Patterned Paper (Memory Box), Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart & Aqua Mist Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: So Very (Stampin Up)

Ink: Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Brads (No Idea)
Friday, April 25, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop #2!

While I was randomly choosen to be the 25 bloggers on the hop, I am joining the "extra's", as I have my card ready and waiting! I can't wait to hop and check outall the fabulous works of art!
Paper: Father Knows Best Patterned Paper, Summer Sunrise Cardstock, Lemon Tart Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Cardstock (Bazzill)
Stamps: Pond Life (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Bronze Brad (Making Memories)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Color Inspiration # 6!

This is my card for Kristina's Color Challenge, yes I believe she has reached single name status similar to Cher and Madonna, at least in the stamp world... LOL. Inspiration to the left... my card below~ hope you like! Thanks for popping by and I can't wait to check out everyone elses!

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron Cardstock, Sahara Sand (Stampin Up)
Stamps: One of a Kind (Stampin Up)
Inks: White Craft, Wild Wasabi (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie Button (Stampin Up)
Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder (Stampin Up), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Out of the BOX!

This is totally not me... I mean I did it but it is so different from what I usually do, I don't recognize it! LOL Sorry for the terrible pic!

Paper: Pink Cardstock (Stampin Up), Flocked Paper (Target), Glitter Stack (DCWV)
Stamps: Flourishes (Autum Leaves)
Ink: Noir (Palette)
Tools: Scallop Punch (Stampin Up), Flower Punch (Michael's), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Embellishments: Dew Drop (Robins Egg), Ribbon (Walmart), Flowers (No Idea), Brad (Dollar Store), Bling (Walmart), Epoxy Stickers (I forget!)
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Taylor Sketch!

I was really fortunate with Taylor's last sketch, featured on Inspirational and it received and honorable mention on the famous Papertrey ~ Nichole Heady's website! So needless to say, I could not pass up this one! My inspiration was the ribbon, I bought it at Scrapfest from Paper Pickle, their booth was very inspiring! Those jars of ribbon brought out an urge in me to grab one (or two) and run! LOL

Paper: Certainly Celery Cardstock (Stampin Up), Aqua Mist & White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Cardstock (Bazzill)
Stamps: Just Hatched (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke (Stampin Up)

Embellishments: Ribbon (Not Sure), Bling (Walmart), Felt Flowers (American Crafts)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Summer is Here!

Wow, we went from 9 feet of snow to 25 degrees outside! Carazy!!!
I was just messing around with my new little Quickutz die I purchased (supa cheap) at Scrapfest! I made this little card, it is itty bitty, 4.25 by 2.75 and needed an extreme close up... I now know by camera lens is filthy! lol

Paper: Sugared Patterned Paper (Basic Grey), White & Sweet Blush Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Mini Paper Flower (Prima), Brad (Making Memories), Ribbon (no idea), Embossing Powder (Definitely no idea)
Tools: Dress Die (Quickutz), Scalloped Scissors (Dollar Store)

Friday, April 18, 2008

52 Sketches... Week #15!

Well I fell off the rails for a few weeks cause of illness and busyness but I manage to squeeze in wekk # 15 from Julie over at 52 Sketches... 52 Weeks .

Paper: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper), Aqua Mist Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)

Stamps: Simple Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Vintage Alcohol Ink (Adirondack), Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)

Embellishments: Chipboard Diamonds (Maya Road), Earth Element Buttons (Stampin Up), Dew Drops (Robin Eggs), Flowers (Prima), Brads (Making Memories), Metal Label Plate & Metal Alphabets (Dollar Store)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Color Inspiration # 5

I am trying the Kristina Werner Color Challenge again! Her last one was so fast I missed it!
Here is what inspired her...
Pier One Imports Ad

Stampin Up Colors
Certainly Celery
So Saffron
Bashful Blue
Close to Cocoa

Here is how it inspired me...

Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Bashful Blue Cardstock (Stampin Up)
Stamps: Happy Forest (Bella), Just Hatched (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin Up), Glitter Gelly Roll Pen in Pink, Square Scallopped Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Saturday Sketch by Lauren!

This is my version of Lauren's Sketch... her blog rocks! Her work is always new and fresh, very inspiring! I'll tell her how I spend my time... on her blog... LOL!

Paper: Sugared Patterned Paper (Basic Grey), Spring Moss & Sweet Blush Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Cardstock (Bazzill)

Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: White Craft Ink (Stampin Up)

Embellishments: Page Pebbles (Making Memories), Silver Brad (Chatterbox)
Tools: Souffle Pen, Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin Up), Circle Punches (Stampin Up), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

CPS # 60

Here is my version of the ever popular Card Positioning Systems Sketch always a great sketch at your fingertips... check it out!
Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versa Mark (Stampin Up)

Paper: Sultry Patterned Paper (Basic Grey), Orange Cardstock (Bazzill)
Embellishments: Paper Flowers, Ribbon, Brads (Dollar Store) :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Boy's Card!

Another Papertrey card with some boy colors! This set is great!

Stamps: It's a Celebration, Simple Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up)
Paper: Striped Paper (My Minds Eye), White & Spring Moss Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Brown & Orange (Bazzill)

Another Submission!

This was my second entry... I just love these colors together! They make me happy!

Stamps: It's a Celebration, Borders & Corners Square (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Paper: White, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Sweet Blush Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Dew Drop (Robin's Nest)

PTI GSS Submission!

This month was my first month entering into the Guest Star Stamper context over at Papertrey Ink, while I didn't win... I still had so much fun with this stamp set! There were so many fantastic submissions, everyone really did a great job!

As soon as I seen this set online I bought it because I seen ice cream cones, instead of party hats and cupcake tops! So that's what I made!

Inside is says "we all scream for ice scream"!

Stamps: Trajan Monogram, Simple Alphabet, It's a Celebration (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush Palette (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)

Paper: Pink Patterns, Bery Sorbet, Sweet Blush, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Sweet Blush Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Friday, April 11, 2008

How did I miss this???

This is a scrapbook store in Elmira... the own made these layouts... FANTASTIC! Definitely click on the pictures to make them bigger! She does amazing work, check her out...

Hello... really nice!

ScrapFest 2008!!!

Wicked time tonight at scrapfest! Lots of great displays, great new products and awesome make & takes!
This was the free goodie bag! Stamps, adhesive, brads, flowers, die cuts, paper, ribbon, rub ons, stickers, chocolate... you name it and it was in there!
Had a great time doing some of the make and takes... 2 mini books, picture hanger, card, keychain, flower, tag, and the most interesting make and take of all the scrap wheel! It's the round thing... it was super cute and fast to make and brought to you by the ever popular 2 Scrapbook Friends! Nicely done... now where are the buttons!
This is what I bought... such awesome deals and new products... check out the glittered overlays from Fancy Pants (The Scrappin Turtle) and the new core dinator paper from 2Friends! Oh and I bought a bella stamp only it is not a bella it is a little sceen with trees and birds, can't wait to use it... bought at the Paper Pickle. Also from the Pickle, check out that wide ribbon!

I will update this post later with links to the stores... cause they are awesome!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Layout, A Layout!!

Sorry for the crazy pictures of this layout, I was super tired taking them and kept getting lots of glare!

Paper: Blue Carstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (Scenic Route)
Stamps: Trajan Monogram Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Noir (Palette Ink)
Embellishments: Foam Arrows (American Crafts), Word Stickers (K&Co), Plastic Brackets (American Crafts), Foam Letters (Dollar Store), Clips (Making Memories)
Tools: Circle Coluzzle, Circle Punches, Black Scrapbook Pen
Monday, April 07, 2008

Simple Alphabet!

Just playing around with my new Simple Alphabet from PTI. Added one of my favorite saying... Live Love Laugh, to my MM carousel! Cute!

Paper: Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Simple Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Sunday, April 06, 2008

Amy's Friday Sketch # 12!

I am enjoying Amy's sketches, they are very user friendly! Her cards are fantastic!

Paper: Baby Bee Patterned Paper (Crate Paper), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Pregnant Lady & Sentiment (Michael's)

Ink: Close to Cocoa & Markers (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Plastic Flower, Ribbon (American Crafts), Brads (My Collection)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


I have been tagged by Rosanne over at Bits and Pieces! Always flattering! :)

So here we go...

The rules

1. Post the name and URL of the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules
3. Write seven things about yourself
4. Put the links in to your 7 favourite blogs
5. Name 7 people you are going to tag
6. Post a comment on their blog to say they've been tagged.

Now here are my seven things,
1. I am in desperate need of a mani pedi!
2. I hate driving.
3. I watch Big Brother!
4. I only have my ears pierced once and I have one tattoo.
5. I cannot keep a plant alive to save my life!
6. I am a virgo and love it!
7. If I could have one god given talet, I would love to be able to sing!

My 7 favorite blogs in random order...

A Bit East - Gorgeous!
Kristina Werner Designs - Wow!
Card Positioning Systems - Keeps me busy!
Scrap Your Crap - Very Cool
Stampy McStamperson - My Neighbor!
Stampin When I Can - Great Resource!
Capture The Moment - Acrylic Godess! :)

I am not going to tag since I tagged a few days ago!

Thanks for popping by! :)
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

CPS Challenge # 58!

Another awesome sketch by CPS except I don't have any Gina K stamps, I had to use something else... my favorite stamp set... It's a Celebration from Papertrey Ink !!!

Paper: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush & White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: It's a Celebration (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up)
Misc: Page Pebble (Making Memories), 3/4" Hole Punch & Corner Rounder (Stampin Up)