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Monday, June 30, 2008

I Inspire Challenge IIM2

I just love this blog- I have already talked about it but I'm sayin it again.... check it out!HERE.

I was randomly searching google images one day last week- yes I was VERY bored at work and I came across this photo of cupcakes. I thought I am gonna have to scrap that, then ....I was reading the blog and noticed there was a challenge- woo hoo, more motivation.

So, this is what I came up with. Very simple but I LOVE it. I love Tiffany Blue and Black

I used Bazzill Cardstock, Chatterbox Eclectique and American Crafts Patterned Paper. Title is Thickers, Chipboard accents are also Chartterbox , Stick pin is Fancy pants and ribbon is American Crafts. The buckle is a piece of chipboard that I painted and Glittered-gotta have bling BABY!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008


This was a make and take that I started at Scrapfest back in April. It came with the big die cut flower and patterened paper and strips. I thought it needed some more "ooomph" I added the flowers, brads,ribbon and rubons.

Patterned paper-chatterbox

Cardstock- Prism and Bazzill'


Ribbon- American crafts

Flowers-Brides from michaels-inked with who the heck knows!!

Rubons- Basic Grey sultry

I added stickes here and there

Friday, June 27, 2008

LSC Loony Stamper Challenge Version #1

I'm super excited about this. Deanna, Charlene, Jewels and I all got together via email and decided we would do a bi-weekly challenge featuring Papertrey -since thsi is how we all met.

This is the first week- Char's choice was to use Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet and Chocolate Chip colours and Piece of Cake Stamps.

This was a very Simple card this week as I have literally a thousand other things happening- Blog Hop, K werner Challenge, a 1 hour sketch- geeesh!

So all you readers go check of my friend's creations




If anyone else wants to join in- give me a shout- we'd love to have you! Happy Canada Day weekend to all my Canadian Friends!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #13

I love these so much -so cool to see everyone's ideas!!

You can check out the original post here.

I decided on a square multi purpose card and I dusted of one of my all time FAVORITE sets!! I even used this set to stamp my daughters walls!!! You can see that project here

All supplies are stampin up except fibers and button.

Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, River Rock
White embossing powder
Stamps: Simply Circles

Stars were die cut with nestabilities

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I hr sketch challenge

Dee turned me on to this blog- Creative Scrappers Its really cool ...lots of Canadian girls!!

Yipes this was a challenge- my craft room is a DISASTER-

I am very happy with the end result though.

I used Tres Jolie papers from MME, Papertrey Cardstock and ribbon and a fancy pants stick pin!

whew I need a sleep!!

June Blog Hop

Its that time again- the Monthly Blog Hop over a Papetrey Ink- check it out the deets then you can browse all the talented people who participated right here

This month's challenge was Acetate or Transparencies

Well I can honestly say I don't LOVE working with acetate-and it is even harder to photograph. I love the look but don't love all the finger prints you have to buff off!!

I used PTI Plum Pudding cardstock and Ink along with Staz-on White and Spring Moss.

The sentiment is from Spiral Bouquet and the background is from Unity Stamps- wish set. I accented with some Heidi Swapp transparent flowers which I stamped with Polka Dot Basics. I added some flowers from Michaels that I "smooshed" Plum Pudding onto. The buttons are SEI I think. I used Martha Stewart Border punch for the "spine: bot did that thing get a work-out- that PTI paper is THICK!!!!


This is the coolest blog candy I've seen in a while- the sentiments ROCK- very cheeky!!!

check it out OVAH HERE !!

What a FIND!!

I was "blurfing" like I always do and I came across the most amazing blog- just had to share it with you!

Its great for those of us who have totally lost their MOJO!! Great Inspiration and great layouts!!!!

check it out right here!!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jack and Lola

This is a layout with Jack and Lola- Jack is Dee's son and these 2 are like 2 peas in a pod- we think they are gonna get married!! HAHA. They are totally inseparable!

I used the Scenic Route scraps and some chipboard left-overs from my Mini Book class that I took at Scrapping Turtle with Vicki Boutin. I acually used only scraps- except the 12x12 bacground!

If you have never seen her work - go here .

Friday, June 20, 2008


Super giveaway at Todays Creative Blog- check it out!!!!!!right here . This is a really cool site that I literally just discovered through Dee and Ally- I dont know how I missed this one.

So ch ch ch ch check it out!!!!! ( beastie boys)

Kristina's Color Inspiration #12

I love these challenges- you can see the original post here.
This week was Waild wasabi, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sahara sand and So saffron. I had ZERO sahara sand so I opted for Kraft.
I Inked up my Unity Stamp "wish" background stamps with Valinna craft ink and embossed it with vanilla EP. Sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up "riveting". The tims is doodlebug paper frills and I inked the small ric rac with so saffron ink.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I am in LUST..yes LUST with these MME tres Jolie papers.

This is a recent photo of my "bean" Lola when we were in Youngstown last month.
Its great to see her finally get some hair, boy is it gonna be curly!!! Not that you can tell by my profile photo but I have INSANE curly hair- like I mean afro curly.... anyhoo enough chatter.

I used Bazzill cardstock as the base and accented with various Tres Jolie papers, frame and Title. I added some co-ordinating primas and some Bling brads.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wedding Invitation Shadow Box

I wanted to make something special for my co-workers' who are getting married this week. These ladies are the sweetest couple EVER!!!! and I wish them both a lifetime of Happiness.

Their Invitation was this gorgeous handmade paper with tiny blossoms imprinted inside the layers.

I found this really nice wood shadow box and I triple matted the invitation with this pearly paper in chocolate, ivory and copper.

I found these gorgeous Prima's at Michaels-they are sheer fabric, glitter and pearlized- really pretty. I bought an ivory and and a brown family-all the flowers are triple layered. I "dissected" some bridal picks as well for the centres- there are pearl and diamond stamens.


Well what a day, I tell ya-

I got an honerable mention over at Papertrey for THIS card and I won the drawing for this sketch over at 52 sketches!!! - YIPEE!!

I better go get a lettery ticket HUH???

Monday, June 16, 2008

CPS #69

This is my version of CPS #69.

I used PTI pink Prints paper and Doodlebug paper frills for the little scallop borders.

I painted and glitetred a Maya Road frame. Stamps ar PTI Birthday Basics and Honey Bees.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stink Eye!!

Happy Father's Day Sonny!

Papers: American Crafts
Cadstock: Bazzill
Stamps: PTI Polka dot basics
Accessories: Star Nestabilities, American crafts and SEI buttons, Making memories brads, Martha Stewart Brown Twill and grosgrain, brown embroidery floss on the buttons. Title was inked with Stampin Up ink and masked with Heidi Swapp alpha mask, white gel pen.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Taylors Cupcake Challenge #20

I needed a wedding card for my co-workers' wedding so, although this is not a cupcake it is CAKE!!!

You can see the sketch here

I used SEI Hey Chicky patterned papers which just so happened to coordinate PERFECTY with PTI Lemon Tart and Sweet Blush.

Stamps are Eat cake and Simple Little Things from PTI.
Ribbon is lemon Tart ,Brads are Chatterbox, Heart stick pin is Heidi Grace.
I used some stardust stickles on the flowers.

I love this colour combo !!!!

52 sketches week #23

I am loving this blog- check it out HERE

This is my take on week #23.

Great sketches and a great way to get your layouts done!! I used these awesome my minds eye papers,die cuts and rub ons that I got from a fellow PTI friend go check her out!! GO NOW

Friday, June 13, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Challenge #11

I look forward to these every week- you can see the original post here !! So many super cards and lots of great inspiration!!

I needed a card for a co-worker who lost her "fur baby" this week and I wanted something cheery so I went with happy geometric flowers.

For this card I used my Cuttlebug Flowers -I curled up the petals on the middle layer for a bit of dimension and some wide grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts. The Sentiment is from Stampin Up's Hostess Sayings. I accented with dew drops.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

5 second card!

Well maybe not 5 seconds- more like 5 min.

This was for my friend's little guy's birthday.

Paper is stampin up- Summer something or other..haha no idea really
Cardstock is Stampin Up
Stamp is Pond life from papertrey
Ink is Palette and Stampin up
Tools: Swiss Dots and Nestabilities

Baby ATC Swap

I'm participating in my very first swap ever!! The swap is Baby themed and you had to use 1 Papertrey stamp- well why stop at 1 I say.........

These were really fun to make but SOOOOO teenie! I fell in love with Nicole's card on her countdown a long time ago so I used it as my inspiration.

I used Papertrey Stampers select and Lemon Tart cardstock, Palette burnt umber and lemon tart ink, Pinny Valentine, Polka Dot basics and Mixed messages Stamps- all Papertrey.

I also used the swiss dots folder and tiny tags die from Cuttlebug, Oval scallop nestabilities and the ribbon is Offray.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mojo #41 meets Honey Bees

I am loving this Honey Bees set from Papertrey so super cute- I hope they come out with more sentiments to go along with it!

I used Julie's Mojo Sketch for this card. Check out the original HERE.
I used Papertrey's Bitty baby blessings patterned paper, Spring moss and lavender moon cardstock. Ink is also Papertrey lavender moon, sweet blush, berry sorbet and spring moss. I used Palette burnt umber for the bees and the sentiment. Stamps are Honey Bees. I accepted with Lavender moon twill ribbon, dew drops and stickles on the bees.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #19- sans cupcake!!!

This was Taylor's Sketch for this week- it is for her cupcake challenge but I wasn't feeling in a cupcake mood!!
You can check out her awesome site HERE
I used DCWV Patterned paper and Bazzill cardstock. The crown is Heidi Swapp and the sentiments are from a Bella Set- I have no idea which one!!!. Polka Dots are Papertrey.
Ribbon is Offray, Bling is from the $ store and Ink is Brilliance Graphite

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mojo Monday- #40 Adoption Wishes

I LOVED this sketch and I had the perfect card in mind so this is what I threw together!

I needed an adoption card for my Husband's cousins Pia and Remo- they were recently blessed with a darling healthy baby boy- Francesco.
This card uses the following- all Papertrey!
Bitty Blessing patterned paper, Lavender Moon and Spring Moss cardstock, Bitty baby Blessing stamps, Polka Dot Basics on the bunny, Lavender moon polka dot ribbon and Lavender Moon Ink. I also used my scallop and classic nestabilities and liquid applique for the tail.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


This is another layout I did for the 52 sketches blog- it is really an amazing blog and a great way to get your layouts done. You can check it out HERE.
These are a few photo of my hard core party animal Isaak, these are older photos that just never made it into my scrapbook ..until now.
Cardstock is Bazzill, Patterened papaer and accents are Scenic Route, Title is American Crafts Thickers and rubons are K and company.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


This is my Favorite photo of my Lear.
He left us a year ago February and I really miss that old guy. So does Nikita- our other Siberian Husky.

He was such a calm and gentle dog- almost like a cat.

I came across this site with a really cool sketch, so I just had to do it!! You can see the thread HERE.

I used basic Grey Mellow patterned papers, Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, and Fancy Pants stick pins (how cute are they anyways?)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I just bought these GORGEOUS SEI papers before I left for the weekend so I was just itchin' for an excuse to use them......along came CPS.

I love their weekly sketches
This card uses SEI Black Orchid papers- I especially love the centre one- it is embossed with glossy black. Stamp is from Papertrey Ink Simple Little things. I accented with a white gel pend and Paper Piercing. Ink is Brilliance Graphite.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


This was a sketch challenge I did for Two Friends- one of my FAVORITE LSS. You can check them out HERE and you can cast your votes via email.
It is a double page layout and I hate photographing double pagers.... grrrrr oh well.

This is my Lola sliding down the stairs to my brother Gavin.

I used We R Memory Keepers Patterned paper and Ribbons, Bazzill Cardstock,American Crafst Thickers and plastic Shapes. Chipboard is Maya Road and Fancy Pants. I did a bit of inking,paint stickles, glitter and liquid pearls. A little bit of everything.