Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Becky's Challenge!

Love Becky's DT work for Papertrey Ink and she is hosting a little challenge of her this week! It was to use acetate which I normally wouldn't do so I thought... now is the time! She also wanted you to be super creative... hmmm I tried.

I did kinda like a multi layer card, each layer with a different detail that layered into one scene!

Sorry about the pics... way hard to photograph!
Stuff... Acetate - Sheetloads, Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Stamps & Ink - Papertrey Ink, Dies - QuicKutz, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug, Twine - My Stash!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge # 50!

Wow I can't belive there have been 50 of Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenges. I think I have participated in 35 of them at least! This time is a bit different because there is some prizes and who doesn't like prizes... right! Go to Color Inspiration # 50 for more info.
Um this pin cushion is delish!

I can't lie... I just love my card for this challenge! I punched the circles and then I soaked them with water and scrunched them up! Probably not a new technique but it is new to me!

Removed for Pub

Stuff... Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Turquoise Cardstock - Stampin Up, Punches - Stampin Up, Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Border Punch - Fiskars, Bling - Kaiser, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug, Sentiment & Ink - Papertrey Ink, Brads - My Stash.

Wedding Set!

Ok so this was what I was doing most of nieces wedding invitations!
I used all Papertrey Ink products cause they rock like Phil Collins!
I also used a cuttlbug embossing folder on the thank you cards and 2 Stampin up punched to make the favor tags!
So there were... 50 Save the dates, 50 wedding invitations, 50 RSVP cards, 125 favor tags, 125 place cards, 13 table numbers and 75 thank you cards (I still have 25 of those to make).
Shot of the table numbers! I used QuicKutz Mary Jane font... a staple for any scrapbooker for sure!

My sister just received her and loved them! Yay!
Monday, April 27, 2009

Demask Happy Anniversary!

Had some time to play with my new demask set by Dawn McVey over at PTI! So pretty!

Supplies... All Papertrey Ink, except for clear embossing powder and Fiskars border punch and distressing tool!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blog Award from Carolyn!

How totally sweet to receive this award today, from one of the owners of a LSS, Two Scrapbook Friends! Especially when you read the description! Thanks Carolyn!
It came with the following description that accompanies the award: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

I now send it to eight... too tough need to include at least 9! Would have been ten if Regs hadn't of already received it! :)

Char Jewels Wendy Maria Tracey Chloe Ashley Pam Char

Check them out!

Welcome Home!

I made this card at our new little club at the Turtle... Stampaholics! We had our first open stamp night on Friday and it was totally fun! I stamped and played with my copics which was awesome. I only made 2 cards but I thought they were awesome so here is one!
I actually made this with Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #28 in mind but then I didn't use a cuttlebug folder or die, although I did use my Cuttlebug! So I can't link it up! :(
Stuff... Red, Charcoal & White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Charcoal & Red Ink - Papertrey Ink, Versamark Ink, Embossing Powder - Ranger, Copics, Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics & Welcome Stamps - Papertrey Ink, House, Cloud & Home Stamps - October Afternoon, Dies - Nesties.
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Yay it is PTI Blog Hop time... love it! I had a great time this month and it has inspired me to buy some of these templates. It was super easy to use and I can wait to buy some of these. You can find more info on the Timeless Templates Here! You won't regret it!

On to the hop! You can find all the info about the hop over on the PTI Forum !

I used the Recipe Wrap Up Timeless Template and just modified it slightly!

Did I mention it was FREE!

I am going to be having a blog candy soon and so I made this to give away to a blog reader!

Images & Sentiments
Stuff... Mega Messages, Polka Dot Basics, Fresh Alphabet, Handwritten Notes & Everyday Classics Stamp Set, Almost All the Ink, Friends til the End & Bitty Dots Pattern Paper, Button, Ribbon, Timeless Template - Papertrey Ink, Scallop & Circle Punches - Stampin Up, Butterfly & Heart Border Punch - Martha Stewart, Stickles - Ranger, Flowers - Prima, Shaped Die - Nesties, Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug, Scallop Scissors - Fiskars, Corner Rounder Punch - Marvy, & - AC Thickers.

Wow I used a lot of stuff on this!

2S4Y 24!

I am trying to get all my favorite challenges and sketches in but with the nice weather it is so tough! LOL I did needed a b-day card for my sister so I whipped this up for her! Hope she likes it!
Stuff... Cardstock, Stamps, Ink, Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Pattern Paper - American Crafts, Scallop & Circle Punches - Stampin Up, Border Punch - Fiskars, Pen - Gelly Roll, Brad - My Stash.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 37!

Wendy is kicking everyone into gear for Mother's Day with this week's challenge! So bright and cheer for Mom!
I decided to use my new Nesties that I bought at Scrapfest! Love these!
I can't wait to check out the Loonie Ladies... Wendy Regs Maria Jewels Char !
Hope you can play, please link your card up so we can all leave some love!
Stuff... Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Buttons, Stamps, Ink - Papertrey Ink, Bling - Kaiser, Thickers - American Crafts, Large Dies - Nesties, Flower Dies - Cuttlebug.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Birthday Boy!

Had an order at work for a birthday card for a 10 year old boy and it was tough! I did however reach first for my new QuicKutz cork sheets!
Love those... I also bought the metal and chipboard ones!
Stuff... Cardstock - Patertrey Ink, Camo Ribbon - My Stash, Brads - Making Memories, Rub Ons - Basic Grey, Cork - QuicKutz, Staples - My Stash.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Stitch in Time!

One of my Turtle DT layouts for April!

Stuff... Cardstock - Bazzill, Buttons - My Stash, Dies - QuicKutz, Bling - Kaiser, Scallop Punch - Marcy, Everything else is American Crafts.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Turtle April DT Altered Item!

This was my Altered item for the Turtle DT this month! I used a empty American Crafts container and decorated it to hold my pins!
Stuff... Cardstock - Bazzill, Pattern Paper - American Crafts, House & Font Dies - QuicKutz, Stickles - Ranger, Butterfly - American Crafts, Ribbon - American Crafts.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Love 5x5!

This was for a 5x5 challenge on the Turtle forum... I received the LOVE die cut and the flourish and then I added some Martha markers to them! I also received the pattern paper, heart eyelets and ribbon! This was a tough one for me! Oh and I wish you could see the glitter on the flourish!
Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pics fr Scrapfest!

First of all... gotta thank Tracey for keeping her camera close! She rocks!
Ria, Louisa & Marissa

Kate & Vicki

Ria & Marissa

Me & Bev

Me & Regs & Tracey
Others I got to chat with... Jillian, Jenn, Mellissa, Heather, Deanna, so many I can't even name them! I wish I had more pics!

I got to see Sarah Hodgkinson from Jillibean DT, Vicki Boutin (love her) the Canadian Scrapbook magazine team and the Scrapbook and Cards Today team (donated over 30 cards for their charity).

Free... Yes Please!

Although overall the free VIP bag of goodies was much skinner than last year and you can the pics of free stuff from last year... HERE! A few usually suspects for awesome stuff is the Turtle and 2 Friends, they didn't disppoint this year either! One thing I was really impressed with was the "going Green" bags by Craft designs and Scrapalicious. These are fantastic walking bilboards for your store, I know I will be using mine a lot! Thanks!

Free stuff!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Scrapfest Kitchener was this weekend and it did not disappoint! I got some things I was hoping to get and SO much more! :) My mission was some copics for my collection and a score pal! Can you find either of those in the pics below... lol!
This is brilliant... It is my new copic holder! Skribbles and Scraps, it is in Sarnia and the gentleman made it... it was holding the copics they had for sale and Regs (Bff) and I bought them. They had smaller ones but I needed big. It holds like 140 markers and is was $24 bucks! Oh and it is super light so I thin kshipping would be cheap... their email address is buzz them and tell them Dee from Dee's Paper Tree sent you! :)
I really controlled myself on the paper and die cuts this year and only purchased what was too stunning to leave behind! If you want to know what anything is just let me know!
More leaf ribbon too!
I bought a new set of Nesties, a few border embossing folders, a limited cupcake quickutz die and goosebump, those huge gorgeous prima flowers, the tube of prima flowers, beacon glue,clear dew drops, ridiculously gorgeous trim and ribbon, copics, felt flourish, a keeto, a Scrapbook and Cards Today card book, and the gela tins set I have coveted for months!

All of the scrappy goodness!

I so cannot wait to play... next I will post what I received free and a few pics with friends!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 36!

I just loved Maria's color choice this week! So warm and inviting!
I also broke out my new anniversary set from Papertrey Ink, totally awesome!
And yes... I cut and lifted all those petals and check out our glorious sunshine!

Now let's see how awesome the Loonies Lady's cards are...
Maria Char Wendy Regs Jewels

Stuff... Everything is delicious papertrey Ink except the Nestabilities Dies and the Dew Drop by Robin's Nest.
Thursday, April 16, 2009

USE IT #6!

Is brought to you by my very own BFF Regs ! And she brought a tough challenge!
1. Go out of your comfort zone... so comfort for me is the less colors the better.
So I needed to use like 4 or 5. So I did!
2. Use something you have been hoarding for a while... ok so I have been hoarding a few
things on this card. The two crocheted flowers, the bling brad
(you know how I am) and the pom pom trim.
3. Use some of your favorite things... so those of you who know me, know I love
love love my cloud die! I also love Papertrey and this Handwritten stamp
set and I have a secret crush on Dawn McVey... lol!
4. Heat emboss something... hmmm something I don't do often so I did!
The polka dots on the Fizz and Ocean cardstock!

Now go and check out all the awesome cards for Regs challenge... HERE!

Stuff... Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ink, Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Cloud Die - QuicKutz, Trim - Stash, Flowers - my girl Jewels, Brad - Stampin Up, Versamark Ink & Embossing Powder - Stampin Up.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge # 35!

I finally got near my craft room... YAY! Thanks to my hubby! :)

Sorry I am late with my card! You most likely have already checked out the other ladies but here are their cards as well!
Regan Maria Wendy Char Jewels

Stuff... All Papertrey except the lacy trim from lens mills and the cork is by
QuicKutz and the die is by Cuttlebug!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happiness is...!

This is a layout I created for this weeks sketch challenge by Regan over at the Turtle forum!
You can see the original sketch HERE but I kinda messed with it a bit! :)

Stuff... Everything is pretty much by a paper pack I got at Michael's by We R Memory Keepers, this one was definitely worth every penny! The pearls are Kaiser, border punch is Fiskars and the journalling pen is American Crafts!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I received this little award from my friend Cheryl and it means a lot cause she is absolutely a sender of love and all that is good! Remember the Raspberry Fizz... lol! You rock!
I would like to tag a few ladies myself...

To Have & To Hold!

A little quicky I made for a friend who called and said... I need a card for like tomorrow! :)
Stuff... Cardstock - Papertrey, Embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Ribbon - Michael's, Stamps & Ink - Papertrey Ink, Die - Nestabilities, Circle - Coluzzle, Bling - Michael's.
Sunday, April 12, 2009

Springy Easter Basket!

This is a little basket I made for our product highlight at the Turtle in April! The Bazzill Stitchz on a 3D item was my contribution! So I made this cute little springy basket using one of my new Sassafrass kits! Love it!
Stuff... Sassafrass kit, Ribbon from Michael's clearence bin, Bazzill Stitchz, K& Co Bling, Nestabilities.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Loonie Stamper Challenge # 35!

Well it was my turn this week and I was super excited about my card. I knew exactly what I was going to do when I picked these colors! Unfortunately... the picture below is what happened instead! :(
My basement flooded and behind that huge TV, baby stuff, tables, boxes and junk is my beautiful scrappy space! You can see in the bottom of my picture is where the cut the carpet too and next week I believe they will be packing everything and putting in storage to install new carpet and baseboards!

So now I highly recommend you go visit the Loonie Ladies, even if you all ready did! You want this to the last thing you seen... haha!

Maria Regs Jewels Wendy Char

Thanks... Dee
Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Me in Grade 3!

This is my Turtle DT sneak peak for April! I was flattered to be invited back for a second term, especially when I seen the paper I would get to play with my first month!
Lots going on in this layout! Hope you like!
Please click on the pic to make it bigger, if you want to see more detail!
Stuff... Pretty much everything is American Crafts except the Bazzill cardstock, a chatterbox brad, some Ranger Liquid pearls, a fiskars corner rounder and my cloud and weather QuicKutz dies!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Welcome Little One!

Sorry for the lack of posts and challenge participation... lots going on at our house! My little was very sick for almost a week, our basement flooded (aka my scrap space) and now I have the flu! Also, I am trying to finish up a fair size wedding invation order and easter is in a few days! Just crazy busy over here!

Quick little card I made for someone at work to give out.
Stuff... Everything is Papertrey except the pin and twine from my stash and the Hanger Die is QuicKutz, oh and the border punch is fiskars!
Friday, April 03, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge #34!

Wow, I really squeaked this in! Fantastic color combo by Regs but I have a wedding invitation order and sick baby this week! I did take some time today to assemble my 5 new PTI sets and that cheered me up a lot! :)
Hope you like my card!
Now lets see what the loonie ladies did... Regs Maria Char Wendy Jewels !!
Stuff... Everything is Papertrey Ink except K & Co Bling, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,
Stampin Up Punches and Fiskars Border Punch!