Saturday, June 28, 2008

1 Hour Layout!

I did this layout in 1 hour for Creative Scrappers and it was so much fun... my scrap room was a hot mess afterwards!

Paper: Brown CS (Coredinations), Wild Wasabi CS (SU), Orange (Bazzil), White (PTI), Pattern Paper (Scenic Route)
Stamps: Pond Life (PTI)
Ink: White Craft (SU)
Embellishments: Vinyl Thickers (American Crafts), Dew Drops (Robins Nest)
Friday, June 27, 2008

Tagged by an Awesome Cardmaker!

Ok so I have been tagged by Chloe over at Chloe-Jill Designs if you have never been to her blog, I suggest you visit! She is a fantastic artist! On with the tagging...

The rules of the game: Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.

Ten Years ago... I was a DINK... dual income no kids saucy lazy punk! I kid you not! I was 22... working and parta-ing!! What a loser! lol

5 Things on today's to do list... Groceries, Cleaning, Bike Ride, Stamping and Maybe a Bath... if I am lucky!!

Snacks I enjoy... What snacks don't I enjoy... favorite right now is BBQ Lays! Now you want them right too huh!

Things I would do if I were a millionare... I would be on a plane to my parents so fast my head would spin! We have a 3 year old and live 2300 kilometers from his grandparents, it kills me everyday!

Places I have lived... Cape Breton, Nove Scotia and Waterloo, Ontario! Woah so exciting right!

I am tagging...

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 1!

So my girl Char... thought it would be fun to do a blog challenge with us Canadian girls and our favorite stamps... Papertreyink.

Soooo....every 2 weeks one of us will pick a stamp set and colors that we must use and then post the results. It will be fun to see how different everyones cards can be using the same ingredients. We would love it if you would play along. If you do be sure to post a link in the comments section so we can check it out.

For this weeks challenge Charlene chose the Papertrey set Piece of Cake as well as the colors Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist and Choc Chip. Any of the stamps from the set can be used.

Check out my card... I did a double stamp technique!

Now check out theirs...




Card Deets:

Paper: Aqua Mist CS, White CS (PTI)

Stamps: Piece of Cake & Polka Dot Basics (PTI)

Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU)

Embellishments: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (SU), Striped Ribbon (American Crafts), Dew Drop (Robin's Nest)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Color Inspiration # 13!

Here is my submission for Kristina's Color Inspiration 13 , totally out of the box for me... actually I can't even see the box anymore! Wow I just realized I have used 4 different stamp sets on this, don't know if you can tell but the last panel is river rock cardstock with polka dots embossed abd regal rose ink over it!

Paper: Purely Pomegranate CS, Regal Rose CS, River Rock CS, Wild Wasabi CS (SU), White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Spiral Bouquet, Guide Lines, Polka Dot Basics, Out on a Limb (PTI)

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, White Craft (SU)
Embellishments: Punched Flower, Dew Drop (Robins Nest), Sweet Blush Twill Ribbon (PTI)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog Hop!!!

I just LOVE the blog hop... it is equal to sitting down to watch a good movie!
If you don't know about the hop... hop on over to Papertreyink and check it out!
Here is my card... I got the idea from a "empty nest" conversation we were having at work the other day and I quickly sketched it out!

Hope you like!
And be sure to go to the PTI Forum and check out all the other entries...

Paper: Cream and Kraft CS (PTI), Acetate (fr office store)
Stamps: Birds of a Feather (PTI)

Ink: White (SU), Burnt Umber (Palette)

Embellishments: Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon (PTI)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Clean & Simple

Found this new blog called Clean and Simple Stamping and you know me... I am loving a clean and simple design. There sketches on there so I decided to do it! Here is the Fall to Layout 3 sketch and here is my card...

Paper: Pattern Paper (Chatterbox), Chocolate Chip CS (SU), White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Just Hatched (PTI)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)

Blog Contest Winner!

OK time for the WINNER!
I personally couldn't decide so I went with and....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:4
Timestamp: 2008-06-24 21:08:25 UTC

I have no idea how to get it from the site to the post so I just copied it! :(

Congrats Iamderby... I loved your card when I seen it in the GSS entry, especially the close up that shows all the details!! Just beautiful!

If you haven't seen it people... Check it Out!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wedding Card!

I have an order for a couple of wedding cards and this is the first one I have done so far!
Paper: Pattern Paper (SEI), Chocolate Chip (CS), White (PTI)
Stamps: Piece of Cake & Simple Things Aniversary Set (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Cameo Coral (SU)
Embelishments: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (SU)
Tools: Scallop Punch (SU)
Friday, June 20, 2008

Color Challenge #12!

All I can say is I love this placemat! Just gorgeous!
Here is my card... sorry about the pic, it is late here! The Happy is stamped in Sahara Sand and the Birthday is in Wild Wasabi!

Paper: White CS (PTI), So Saffron (SU)
Stamps: It's a Celebration (PTI)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Tools: Scallop Punch (SU), Circle Punch (Marvy)

Another Contest!

Ok so it is not my Contest but it is an AWESOME Giveaway! You need to check out this Today's Creative Blog especially if you have never been there!!!! It is a fantastic site that I visit all the time!

Get moving... go... NOW!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Scenic Route Layout!

Made this layout based on one of my favorite pics of my boy when he was a baby! Oh and Scenic Route ROCKS! I encourage you to click on the pictures to see the larger versions as I am proud of the littler details! :)
Don't for my BLOG CONTEST!!

Paper: Fish & Surf Board Pattern Paper (Scenic Route), Black Patterned Paper (SEI), Red CS (Bazzill)
Stamps: Borders & Corners Circle (PTI) Ink: Basic Black (SU)

Embellishments: Cardstock Stickers & Arrow (Scenic Route), Page Pebbles (Making Memories) Vinyl Thickers & Felt Thickers (American Crafts)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CPS # 69!

I made this card for CPS # 69's cute little sketch! The card is actually 3 x 6 because I found these cute little envelopes to use! I also used my new SEI Paper... Love it! See the shiney black flowers, nice!
Paper: Patterned Paper & Pink Solid (Oasis SEI), Swirl Paper (?), White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Square Borders & Corners, Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Landscape (Pallete), Basic Black & Cameo Coral (SU)
Embellishments: Brads ($ Store)
Also, don't forget my Blog Contest !

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Card for Geny!

I made this card for Geny over at Madison Avenue she is on the Papertreyink Design Team she has probably never heard of me but I love her work so she is getting a card... :)
BTW... don't forget my Blog Contest!!

Paper: Chocolate Chip CS (SU), Patterned Paper (Chatterbox)
Stamp: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)

Ink: Craft White (SU)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Walmart), Straight Pin (No Idea)
Monday, June 16, 2008


Ok so I just went over 10000 blog hits and let's face it... that's awesome! I am so excited that people actually come and look at what I made! I am as happy as a little girl! Don't we all just put all this stuff up here cause we are just so proud... I know I do!
So this is going to work a little differently... I want you to post a link to what you are most proud of! Now no pics of kids, grand kids or pets, we already know you are uber proud of those guys! lol
I want to see that one thing that you made with your two hands and paper, that is awesome! It doesn't matter how long ago you made it... LINK IT UP!

The recent Scrapbook and Cards today Magazine (a new one comes out June 21st)
1 sheet of Scenic Route cardstock stickers
2 samples of Prima Flowers
1 sample of Dew Drops by Robin's Nest
3 My Minds Eye Magnolia Rub Ons
2 Hello My Name Is Stickers (think...
A 6x6 sample of the Pink Patterns Paper from Papertrey Ink
A 6x6 sample of the Bitty Baby Blessings Paper from Papertrey Ink
A 6x6 sample of Lily Kate by Basic Grey
A sample of DCVW Glitter Cardstock
1 Chipboard Flower
A sample of Jeweled Brads
3 packages of Studio G clear stamps from Michael's
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Baby Card!

My mother-in-law has a new grandniece so I made a card for her to send! See my new Martha scallop punch with the dots... nice huh!!!
Paper: Bitty Baby Blessings PP, Spring Moss CS (PTI)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Offray), Button (Scenic Route)
Tools: Scallop Border Punch (Martha)
Friday, June 13, 2008

Color Inspiration # 11!

Well obviously my colors are based on the color challenge by Kristina over at kwernerdesign, but I also love the simplicity of Ikea. Even when they mix patterns and colors it is in an effortless simple way! Also, I seen a graghic in a magazine a few days ago and it stuck with me... I loved it!

So here is my card...

Paper: White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Buterfly Kises, Faux Ribbon, Just Hatched (PTI)
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red (SU), Charcoal (Palette - I don't have the Going Grey yet)
Ribbon: Lemon Tart Twill (I only have ink and paper in So Saffron)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Daddy's Card!

I made this card for my wonderful husband for father's day from our son! I used the CPS # 68... cause they rock! I still have to give Jackson some markers and let him put his personal touch on it!
Paper: Blue Bayou CS (SU), White CS (PTI), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette)

Embelishments: Embossed Velum Words (Basic Grey), Chipboard Man & Boy (Maya Road)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

So Sketchy # 7!

Lovin the sketches over on Ally's blog So Sketchy this was a sketch for an 8.5 x 11 layout but I stretched it out! I believe this on is So Sketchy #7 , if you have never been... check her out!

Paper: Tres Jolie Pattern Paper (My Minds Eye)

Embellishments: Die Cut Title, Border Sticker (MME), Pin (No Idea), Journal Card (No Idea)

CPS # 67!

So I totally forgot to post this for the sketch! It is for the CPS 67!

Paper: Blue Bayou & Soft (SU), Orange CS (Bazzil), Dreamy Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye)

Stamps: Seeing Stars (Verve Visual)
Ink: Blue Bayou (SU)

Embellishment: Button (No Idea)
Sunday, June 08, 2008

It Runs in the FAMILY!

This is my kewl kat son, we made a card for Nanny for her b-day. Jackson picked the card stock and ribbon and he even punched the flowers and butterflies himself! He picked the dew drops and he even stamped the sentiment after I inked it. You can tell but he drew little lines from the butterflies and together we wrote nanny at the bottom. He insisted on the pink polka ribbon... I LOVE him!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Sketch Challenge!

My LSS Two Scrapbook Friends had a sketch challenge over on their Blog and it so I submitted a layout!
Paper: Dreamy Patterned Paper (MME), Chocolate CS (Coredinations), Blue, Orange & Red CS (Prism)
Embellishments: Buttons (Two Friends Bulk Buttons), Rick Rack (No Idea), Puffy Star Border (No Idea), Chipboard Arrows (Scenic Route), Metal Tag & Chipboard Tag ($ Store), Vinyl Thickers & Rub Ons (American Crafts), Journalling Card (I Forget)
Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Paper: Biity Baby Blessing (PTI), Kraft CS, Lavender Moon CS, White CS (PTI)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (PTI)
Inks: Lavender Moon (PTI), Close to Cocoa, White Craft (SU)
Embellishments: Lavender Moon Swiss Dots Ribbon (PTI), Dew Drops (Robins Nest)
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Punch (SU), Circle Punch (Marvy)
Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Shut the Front Door!

I submitted a layout to a contest over at Pub Calls... they rock! It was for National Scrapbooking Day and it was sponsored by Scrapbook and Cards Today, Queen Kat Stamps and Riff Raff Designs and I don't think it was random! It was based on a sketch by Scrapbook and Cards Today and I won some goodies from Riff Raff... I am so excited I could explode! POOF!
Paper: Scenic Route, Red & Black CS (Bazzil)
Ink: Noir (Palette)
Embellishments: Thickers (American Crafts), Letter Stickers (K&Co), Rub Ons (Pink Martini)

Monday, June 02, 2008

Then There Were Nine!

My gf ordered 9 thank you cards! I wasn't sure I could do 9 of the same cards but I made the first one and liked it so much, I pumped out 8 more!

Paper: Aqua Mist CS, White CS (PTI), Chocolate Cardstock (Prism)
Stamps: Faux Ribbon & Beautiful Blooms (PTI)
Ink: Aqua Mist (PTI), Close to Cocoa (SU)
Tools: Scallop Punch (SU), Circle Punch (Marvy), Corner Rounder (No Idea), Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Embellishments: Ribbon (American Crafts)