Sunday, November 30, 2008

Get Well Soon!

My attempt at scoring a grid pattern onto my card and then I put liquid pearls in the center of each square! I made this for Lori at my LSS she was not feeling very good for a long time! I hope it cheered her up!

Stuff... Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise & Kraft Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Ocean Tides & Summer Sunrise Ink - Papertrey Ink, Faux Ribbon Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Border Stamp - QuicKutz, Heart Button Die Cut - QuicKutz, Ocean Tides Twill Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Button - Scenic Route, Liquid Pearls - Ranger, Scallop Punch - Martha Stewart, Thread - Bazzil Stitchiz!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 16!

This weeks colors are brought to you by Regan and I loved her choice! These were definitely in my comfort zone and that is why I have had my card done for over a week now! Sweetness~

So here is my little card... I really liked what Nichole had done with her Trajan Alphabet and I had to try it! LOVE IT!

I can't wait to see what my Loonie Ladies did with this.... let's check'em out!
Card Recipe: All Papertrey Ink, Cuttlebug Tag Dies
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Color Inspiration # 32!

I am really enjoying these CI's and all the other ones I do, they really stretch me and help me from getting stuck in my comfort zone! Also, helps me use up the stuff I wouldn't normally pull out! Awesome!

Stuff... Vintage Cream and White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Holiday Tags & Polka Dot Basics Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Purely Poppy Ink - Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey In, Tree Die - QuicKutz, Silver Star Brads - My Stash.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sincere Thanks!

My husbands cousin sent this beautiful bracelet. which she made, in support of Lung Cancer. My husband mother was recently diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer. She is doing so well, we are all so proud of her! We can't wait to get down for Christmas Holidays!

What a wonderful thing for Crystal to do, she made 11 of these bracelets, one for all my MIL's sisters and friends!
So I had to send a little thank you card to Crystal!
Hope she likes!
Details... Dark Chocolate & White CS - Papertrey Ink, Pattern Paper - Sugared Basic Grey, Angel Wing Chipboard - Maya Road, Crackle Paint - Ranger, Dark Chocolate & Sweet Bluch Ink - Papertrey Ink, Trim - Making Memories, Bitty Baby Blessings & Faux Ribbon Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Glitter Chipboard U - Dollar Store, Cloud Die - QuicKutz.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Papertery Ink Blog Hop!

Hey... thanks for popping by! I did a layout below for a challenge on a blog to use ribbon on a layout and create an embellishment, then I decided to do a tutorial for the same site. You can see the tutorial at the Turtle Soup, if you are inerested.
Here is my Blog Hop card!

Here is the layout!

If you have any questions... let me know!
Now go check out all the other blogs... Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Layout!

Another Jackson layout for the Turtle Soup challenges! Yeah, the square in the top right corner was used for a different layout but I wanted this paper to be my background... lol!

Deets... All Basic Grey Offbeat except the DoodleBug Alphabet Stickers, Scenic Route Label Stickers, Jenni Bowlin Journal Star!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jack & Friends!

This is a layout for a Turtle Soup challenge! Good times over there!

Deets... All Basic Grey Offbeat except for the Imagine Rub On from Making Memories!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I was tagged by my friend!
She is an amazing scrapper and a super niceperson all around!
I am honored to be tagged by her ( it was her first one!!)
Here are the specs:
1. I hate my handwriting! ( if you ever saw it you would understand!)
2. I always sing when I am in the car. Can't be helped, it just happens! I sing my butt off, like really loud!
3. My bed is my favorite place in the whole world!
4. I secretly force my child to watch Backyardigans because I like it ( he doesn't hate it, but I think I like it more!) My husband and I often look for new episodes even when our son is asleep.
5. Scrapbooking embellishments kinda scare me! I don't know what to do with them- it is kinda like wearing jewelry, I can't for the life of my figure out how they go together!
6. I am ridiculously competitive when playing any board game or cards! I love to play, but I get kinda crazy when I do!!!
7. I am an organizing freak... if something is in a spot long enough, I will label it!

CPS # 91!

Finally getting in another CPS sketch.. I was on a roll there then I fell off the rails! This card is for CPS # 91.

Deets... White, Ripe Avacado & Berry Sorbet Cardstock - PTI, Baja Breeze Cardstock - SU, Pattern Paper - American Crafts, Buttons - Scenic Route, Cute Curls Stamps - CHF, Dies - Nestabilities.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 15!

I can't believe we are at 15 already! It is so much fun! It was Charlene's pic this week and she sure put forth her best challenge! My optional color was kraft! Ya gotta love kraft, no chocolate brown again... I may have kicked that crutch!
I am dying to see what the ladies created for this one...

Now lets see what you do with it... just don't forget to link up to a loonie lady!
** Editied to add, I apparently had a moment where i thought it was Pure Poppy, White, Silver and an Optional color? DUH!**
Schtuff... Kraft, Pure Poppy & White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Holiday Tags & Snowflake Serenade - Papertrey Ink, White Craft Ink - SU, Pure Poppy Ink - Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Silver Cord & Bling - My Stash, Tools - Coluzzle & Marvy Punch.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cinema Saturday Challenge!

Yeah I was finally able to get one completed!
Check out these kewl challenges over at Cinema Saturday , their challenge are so different that what anyone else is doing so I had to participate!
Here is my card...
Deets... Dark Chocolate Cardstock - PTI, Pattern Paper - American Crafts, Spring Moss Satin Ribbon - PTI, Stamps - Ledger Me CHF, Ink - Noir Palette

Forward Progress!

One of my favorite scrappers Greta and a few of her awesome scrapper friends have started a blog called Forward Progress and they have issued there first challenge... Bucket List ! Yes it is based on the movie (insert crying jag here)! I highly recommend checking it out... they'll have you thinking very differently when you sit to start a layout!
So here is my layout!

Edited to add my very vain Bucket List...
See Paris.
Drive a Mortorcycle.
Lose 60 pounds.
Have another baby.
Move home to cape Breton. (like now)
Hold a family reunion. (My mother has 22 brother & sisters.)
Meet my grandparents. (Impossible)
Go on a cruise.
Get published. (Actually coming true in March 2009)
Meet blogger friends. (ahh I know right)
I guess it is more like a dream list! :)
Deets... Pattern Paper - Basic Grey, Scallop Cardstock - Bazzill, Bling - Prima, Flowers - Heidi Swapp, Thickers - American Crafts, Martha Stewart Journalling Pen, Liquid Pearls, Chipboard Letters & Brad - $ Store, Alphabet Stickers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Color Inspiration # 31!

I gotta say I almost fainted when I seen these colors! TOUGH!
Check out the Challenge!

My card... well the inspiration photo screamed Out on a Limb from Papertrey so I pulled it out along with all my SU colors and got to it!

Deets... Close to Cocoa & Elegant Eggplant Cardstock - SU, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant Ink - SU, White Cardstock - PTI, Limitless Labels & Out on a Limb Stamps - PTI, Ribbon - American Crafts (I think).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Growing Up at Lightening Speed!

This is another layout for a challenge over at Turtle Soup ! It was the Chicken Noodle Soup challenge, to scrap something you are afraid off!

Deets... Pattern Paper - Scenic Route, Thickers - American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers - Making Memories, Buttons - Scenic Route, Borders & Corners Circle Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Noir Ink - Palette, Dies - QuicKutz

Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Award for Me! YAY!

I was visiting my daily favs and was floored when I seen my name on Chloe's blog. Then I was like... is that me and so i clicked on it and it was! Sweetness since she is like ridiculously talented!
Thanks so much Chloe!
The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
I just gotta send this out to my Loonie Ladies... I learn something from them everyday!
I am not going to leave a message for them... I'll see how long it takes for them to find it! LOL
Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Layout!

I have done quiet a few layout this past little while... lots of great challenges in the online crop over at the Turtle Soup, this was a challenge to scrap about something I love. Well I love a lot things but what I am love most right now is more time with my dad. We have been truly blessed after all that happened last year to still have my dad! I can't wait to spend Christmas with our families!

Deets... Pattern Paper - Basic Grey Mellow, Cardstock - Bazzill, Thickers & Foam Leaves - American Crafts, Swirly Tree - Riff Raff, Tools - Marvy Scallop Punch, Flourish QuicKutz Die, Corner Rounder.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Loonie Stamper Challenge # 14!

Ok, Welcome back to another Loonie Stampers Challenge! This week it is Jewels in the spotlight and she didn't disappoint! She gave us a fantastic inpiration photo, our choice of stamps and some color choices, her only must have was that you make your card on an acetate or vellum base! I can't wait to see what everyone does with this~

Here is my card! I went with the vellum base! The nice strong weave vellum cardstock from Papertrey Ink! Love it! Notice how I tried to not use the Chocolate, Iknow, it was tough!

Now go see how different all the cards are for the Loonie Ladies...
Please play and make sure to link up your creation to a Loonie Lady so we can all leave some love!
Deets... Everything Except the White Craft Ink (SU) is fromPapertrey Ink and soon that will be too!
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Color Inspiration # 30!

Wow number 30 and I think I have only missed 4 or something... if you don't know what I am talking about go to Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration to find out more! the Inspiration photo this week is GORGE! I would love it for my room!
Here is my card... I am finally trying out the new Bazzil Piercing Template and Threading Kit! So much fun and I love the look! Definitely picking up more in different colors!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
Deets... Old Olive Cardstock - Stampin Up, White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Old Olive Ribbon - Stampin Up, Old Olive & Sahara Sand Ink - Stampin Up, Faux Ribbon & Beautiful Blooms Stamp Sets - Papertrey Ink, Piercing Template & Thread - Bazzill
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Clothing Inspired!

So there was a challenge on the Turtle and it was a card that looked like Santa's belly and it was basically take what inspiration you want from it... so I took the fact that it was clothing and ran with it! haha Also, inspired by Pinky! Love her style and the awesome things she scraps about!
Stuff... Sweet Blush Cardstock, Polka Dot Pattern Paper, Mixed Messages Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Ribbon & Bling - My Stash!
Sunday, November 09, 2008

Soup - A - Versary!

Ok so here are some links to the awesome challenges going on over at Turtle Soup !
Now with names like these... don't you just want to click over and see what they are all about? I guarantee they will make you scrap about things you never thought you would be scrapping about! :)

Alphabet Soup Challenge!

This was another cool challenge cause you know with the 4x8 QuicKutz Alphabets you cut the entire strip for a title and have some leftover letters... this challenge encourages you to use'em up!

Alphabet Soup Challenge

Deets... Shaped Cardstock - Jenni Bowlan, Glitter Paper - DCWV, Kraft Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Pattern Paper - Chatterbox, Rub Ons - American Crafts, Buttons - Scenic Route & Stampin Up, Ribbon - Offray, Flower & Center Brad - Making Memories.

Canned SoupChallenge!

This is the Canned Soup - Alter a Soup Can Challenge, so much fun, I will definitely be doing more of these!

Deets... Cream of Muchroom Soup Can - My Pantry, Pattern Paper - My Minds Eye, Ribbon - Offray, Liquid Pearls & Stickles - Ranger, Snowflake Die - QuicKutz, Diamond Glitter - Stampin Up, Snowflake Serenade Stamps - Papertrey Ink, White Ink & Chocolate Ink - Papretrey Ink, Dew Drop - Robins Nest!

Turtle Online Crop!

There is a huge online crop going on at the Turtle Soup there are tons of challenges which I will list a link shortly! Here are some I participated it!

Turtle Soup for the Soul - Cards for the Troop

Deets... Blue Bayou, Pixie Pink & Red Riding Hood Cardstock - Stampin Up, Dark Chocolate Cardstock - Papertrey In, Pattern Paper - Chatterbox, Cute Curls Stamp Set - Cornish Heritage Farms, Dark Chocolaye Ink - Papertrey Ink, Ribbon - Offray, Markers - Copics, Scallop & circle punch - Stampin Up

Friday, November 07, 2008

Loonie Stamper Challenge # 13!

This weeks challenge is from Wendy at Bond Girl Bliss, don't ya just love her blog name!

Here is my card... I used my new Warm Happiness Stamp Set, love it! I went with my new Papertrey Ink colors cause they are so pretty, I couldn't help myself. "Enjoy" is from Mixed Messages, my like favorite set of all time!

Lets go check out what the Loonie Ladies did with these awesome colors and leave some love...
Stuff... Everything is Papertrey except the Shadow Ink (SU) and the Spiral Paper Clip (MM)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Color Inspiration # 29!

Wow Kristina's color inspiration this week was CA-RAZY cool! And I must admit I was afraid at first then as the day went by, I had an idea!

Here is my card and I really like it! Thanks Kristina cause I certainly would never have mixed these colors on my own, that is fo sho! I used 1/4" strips of the cardstock and glued them down to make my background!
Stuff... Pacifica Blue, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie & Elegant Eggplant Cardstock - Stampin Up, White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Elegant Eggplant & Pumpkin Pie Ribbon - Stampin Up, Elegant Eggplant Ink - Stampin Up, Faux Ribbon Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Bling - Kaiser, Flower - Prima (I think), Dress Die - QuicKutz.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Warm Happiness!

Loving this set so far, this is a little shaker card! Fun!
Everything is Papertrey except the beads!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Anniversary Card!

A quick little anniversary card I made from a sketch over at Turtle Soup!

Also, if you are looking for an awesome sketch... My girl Sasha is the Guest Designer over at Pencillines! She is awesome!

Papertrey Ink cardstock, ribbon, DCWV Glitter Stack, QuicKutz Die, Basic Grey Chocolate Chipboard, Stampin Up Scallop Punch

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I made this card for a challenge over at Turtle Soup, you had to use your least favorite color, stamping, stitching and ribbon! Yay I did it!

Everything is Papertrey Ink except the embossing powder and versa mark!