Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two more for ScrapSketch

Sorry for the blog neglect, but the last few days have been super busy for me this week. It seems like I've been saying that alot, but it's always true! Yesterday we put new windows in our living room, which was a HUGE mess and added a couple hours of cleaning on top of the work of installing the windows. But the look fabulous and added so much light to our living room.

Here are my layouts for ScrapSketch this week.

Sketch #98

Sketch #97


My Everything:
Making Memories Chloes closet papers and elements.
Cricut cartridge Don Juan for title

Art Show:
Sassafrass Lass Papers and elements.
Cricut Sesame Street Font cartridge

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Birthdays are the berry best

Just a cute little quickie card today. The stars and stripes bkg is stamped and the strawberries are from the hello kitty cart. All supplies are Papertrey Ink.

Papers: Hibiscus Burst, New leaf, craft, and black PTI
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring, and Year round puns PTI
Buttons: new leaf, and hibiscus burst PTI
Fiskars scallop punch
Cricut Cartridge: Hello kitty greetings

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here's the scoop for ScrapSketch #93

Do you ever have those projects that come together so perfectly you can hardly believe it? This was one of those. I knew what pictures I would use for this LO and went into M's for some inspiration. There I found this adorable little ice cream charm. So naturally I bought the package........... and the matching papers and tags, haha. One of the tags said some thing about "the scoop" and I had a lightbulb moment and my title was born. I absolutely adore this page, every single thing about it. Especially the story. Here's what the journaling says: "Tyler has the habit of trying to eat his ice cream from the bottom up. Unfortunately this is the usual result." and if you can't tell that's him holding an ice cream cone without any ice cream.

K&Company citronella papers, tag and ice cream charm.
Black CS from Walmart
Fiskars large star punch
Fiskars uppercrest border punch
Pink ribbon from M's dollar bin
misc. Black Buttons, white crochet thread
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You Rock for ScrapSketch #88

Here's a LO for ScrapSketch this is my take on sketch #88. What a fun sketch this one is and I just love this layout. My son, Dylan, loves to set up all of his stuffed animals and save me a special seat where he sings Rudolph the red nosed reindeer over and over. Look at his face, he's having the time of his life!! haha. I absolutely love it, although given that it's June I'm trying to teach him a new song {wink}.


Patterned Papers: Sassafrass Lass Hog Heaven
Black CS: WalMart
mis. Buttons, white crochet thread, Sakura Souffle white pen, embroidery floss (in buttons)

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Challenge #17 @ Chirper Challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Chirper Challenge was a tough one for me. We had to use a black background, bright colors, white or black doodling and NO PATTERNED PAPER!! Yikes! I struggled with that one for a long time. I couldn't manage making something with no pattern so I stamped the background on this. The stamped image was one Sonia Kertznus sent me, he's so cute, isn't he? Thanks Sonia!


Cardstocks: Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Stampers Select White from
PaperTrey Ink. Black from WalMart
Ribbon: New Leaf grosgrain and Hibiscus Burst bitty dot from
PaperTrey Ink.
Buttons: Hibiscus Burst vintage button from
PaperTrey Ink. Orange buttons from Walmart.
Cricut Cartridge: Sesame Street Font for hello friend.
Doodling: Sakura Souffle
Stamps: Small star from Star Prints, Lines from Let Freedom Ring both from
PaperTrey Ink.
Misc.: White crochet thread on buttons and pinking shears

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Clock for the boys' room.

I made this clock for the Cuttlebug Challenge , the challenge was to use a movie as your inspiration. The second I saw that I knew what I'd make. So this clock is for my boys' room. They love the movie Cars, espically Lightning McQueen. The stars behind the numbers are embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.


Clock: WalMart $3.88
Patterned Paper: Sonburn Designs
Cardstocks: black and white from WalMart, blue misc. from stash
Punch: star from fiskars
Cricut Cuts: Lighting McQueen #1 at 3 inches, Speed I am Speed 1 1/2 inches from Cars cartridge, numbers .7 inches from Sesame Street Font.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Twinkle twinkle little star

Here's a card using one of Dustin Pike's digital stamps. Look at this little cutie! I'm lovin' it. Please forgive the horrible photo, it was really crummy out when I took this and the colors just aren't right. I might go try and take another one when I get my little monsters down for a nap.


Cardstocks: Soft Stone, Lemon Tart and Stampers Select white from PaperTrey Ink
Stamps: Dustin Pike digital stamp and Star Prints from PaperTrey Ink for sentiment
Fiskars: Star Punch
Buttons: Lemon Tart from PaperTrey Ink
Colored with Prismas.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank You card

This one is for the Cuttlebug Challenge. The challenge was to use Basic Grey and Coredinations cardstock. Great challenge since I never use my coredinations and I LOVE basic grey.

Close-up of flower

Cardstock: Coredinations (black background), PaperTrey Ink Aqua Mist (Light Aqua), PaperTrey Ink Craft
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey Urban Prarie
Buttons: PaperTrey Ink black and hibiscus burst vintage buttons
Twine: PaperTrey Ink
Stamp: PaperTrey Ink
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Bubbles and Textile

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Awards :)

The Rockin Blogger award is from my sweet friend Tammy. Who is such a talented paper-crafter, you've got to go check out her blog. Thanks Tammy and I'm sorry I didn't see this until now!

I'm going to pass this along to all of the CT members of Scrap Sketch. Each and every one of these ladies are so talented and I am so proud to be on the CT with them.

Brenda Becknell
Heather Vance
Jenny Burchard
Kaitlyn Krainik
Kate Collins
Kendra Reynolds
Laura DeSilva
Melissa Elsner
Sonia Kertznus
Stephanie Vaughn

I also just found out that Cathy from Koala-t Kreations gave me the Creative Blogger Award

Here are the RULES for this AWARD:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

I am nominating each of the members of the Chirper Challenge (It's more than 7 but they're all so Kreativ that I couldn't possibly leave anyone out)

Aymee Gandy
Christine Nay
Dawn Gallop
Diana Torres
Jamie Schoppmann
Kerry Lamsdale
Kris Lancaster
Lanita McCovery
Sheri Betke
Sonia Kertznus
Stephanie Vaughn
Tammy Robertson

Seven random things about me:

1. Without my contacts or glasses I am blind as a bat.
2. Over the last year I've lost 25 lbs. and I'm smaller than I can ever remember :)
3. I love stars. Whenever I see something with stars I instantly want it whether it's a patterned paper or night light, LOL. No matter how tacky it may be. Thankfully I've learned to control that urge!
4. I'm training to run a marathon.
5. Around the house I'm pretty handy, I've done everything from cement block work, to wall framing, painting, tile work and grout, trim.
6. The one thing I can not stand doing around the house is the dishes, grrrr
7. I love chocolate, I will gladly run many miles for some chocolate!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Let's Hang Out!

This little cutie was inspired by my good friend Sonia. We were chatting the other day and got on the topic of coloring images. I said I don't do much of it because I don't have many stamps and Sonia directed me to this site by Dustin Pike. Which you should check out because he is an amazing artist and he has some seriously adorable images. A big thank you to Sonia for getting me into coloring images. This could get addictive.


Cardstocks: Craft, Stampers Select White, New Leaf and Melon Berry from Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Star from Star Prints Papertrey Ink, Lines (on the green and pink plaid) are from Let Freedom Ring Papertrey Ink
Buttons: Melon Berry and New Leaf Papertrey Ink
Twine: Papertrey Ink
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water and Star Punch
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Stamp: digital from
Dustin Pike

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mother-in-law's 50 b-day gift set

I knew it was coming up, my MIL's birthday. However, I'd been really busy so I figured I'd throw together a card, toss in a gift card and call it good. Well.... at about 4 o'clock the night before her birthday my husband says "It's my Mom's 50th isn't it?"

"WHAT???" I can't just do a little cop out gift card for a 50th birthday, especially for someone as wonderful as my mother-in-law.

So I had to do something fabulous, but what? Of course I had no idea what to do and no inspiration. I spent an hour or so searching the web trying to find a simple and cute idea and came across personalized wine labels. :: lightbulb moment ::

Then in my scraproom I found one of these bare elements wine holders that I've had for years and didn't come across the right occasion to use it.

I ended up with a wine holder complete with customised wine bottle, card with gift card and matching flowers.

Not too bad for a moment's notice huh?

Here's the wine holder I put it in.
Inside the wine holder with the bottle of wine

The "Fifty & Fabulous" wine bottle

Another view of the wine bottle.
The quick card, I think it turned out cute though.

Inside the card with a gift card holder

I was really proud of being able to pull all of this together in such short notice and I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you??
wine holder: bare elements
patterned papers: Basic Grey Urban Prarie
cardstocks: bazzill
flowers: Prima
cuttlebug: textile folder
scallop edge punch: fiskars
ribbon: basic basic from Michaels
circle and scallop circle and i (heart) u: mini monograms cricut cartridge
50: Storybook cricut cartridge
Just 4 you: Graphically speaking cricut cartridge
Tag: Tags bags boxes and more or Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge (I can't remember which)
misc. silver brads and buttons from stash.

Monday, June 1, 2009


This one is also from Scrap Sketch and uses sketch #77. Let me tell you again how much I LOVE these sketches, they inspire me so much and I've got about a dozen more that I'm waiting for the time to try.

This layout features my BFF Traci, isn't she cute! (she's on the right) We went to school together where we were pretty much inseperable. She's since moved out to Montana (I'm in Michigan) so we don't get to see or hear from each other often enough. But she's one of those friends that you know is always there, no matter what. Love you Traci!

Patterned papers are Bo Bunny
Flowers are Prima
Ek success border punch (notebook edge)
Leaves are from storybook Cricut cart.
GIRL is also from storybook Cricut cart.
my is from Opposites Attract Cricut cart.
Arrow from George or Plantin Schoolbook (I think, I don't really remember)
Small arrow is chipboard from my stash.
Blue bling is from WalMart, they're in the arts and crafts department, I think they're made to decorate cell phones or something, but they've got adhesive on the back and they're awesome.
Large bling is also from Wal Mart.


Here is my layout for ScrapSketch this is from sketch #74. Steph really has some supremely awesome sketches and there are many talented ladies on the creative team so hop on over for a TON of inspiration.

We had a photoshoot on mothers day and after my kids were done being cooperative I was just playing with them on the HUGE tires at the playground. My mom kept snapping pics and was able to get these, which I adore!! If you can't read the journaling spot it says Being your Mom is the greatest. So with the title its being your mom is the greatest gift. So so true, I love my boys more than anything!!

Patterned papers Bo bunny
Border punch Ek success
Small scallop scissors
SCAL font
Corrugated cs from Michaels, not sure of manufacturer
Machine stitching
Basic Basic ribbon from Michaels
Misc. button

Chirper Challenge #16

My boys picked the challenge this week over at the Chirper Challenge so I let them create a layout for it too. The challenge was to use a car or something with wheels, red and green, but it couldn't be a Christmas project.

Since they picked the challenge I figured they could make their own challenge page and here it is:

Didn't they do a great job?!?
I helped them cut and helped them line everything up, but they picked the papers, embellishments, and picture. I did glue down the title letters, but other than that, it's all them. I'm so proud!

and here was my take on this challenge

Supplies for My Brother My Friend:
Cardstocks Paper Trey Ink.
Embellishments from Making Memories
Patterned Papers from Making Memories
Title letters cut from Plantin Schoolbook .6 inches.

Supplies for Let's Cruise:
Let's Cruise 2 1/2 inches from Cars Cricut Cartridge
Lighting McQueen 3 3/4 inches from Cars Cricut Cartridge
Stars are a fiskars punch.
Paper Trey Ink Star Prints stamps.
Paper Trey Ink buttons.
Paper Trey Ink black and Blue bitty star paper.
Patterned Paper is from Sonburn designs cool dude collection.

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