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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2S4U- Enjoy Life

Here is my take on Kazan's Sketch for this week.

I had this pack of Making memories 5th Ave that I had not used yet so I thought- PERFECT-I'll just break it open for this card. It is a bit of a Non-traditional colour scheme but I love the warm feel of it.

Cardstock: Bazzill, Papertrey
Paper: Making memories
Stamps: Unity, Michaels flourish thingy
Ink: Ranger
Accessories: Making memories flowers, buttons, brads

Monday, September 29, 2008


Here is a quickie I made with my MASSIVE pile of scraps!!!!!!

I just picked up these super cute Scenic Route flower stamps and need to ink then up!!

Cardstock: Papertrey
Paper: Chatterbox
Stamps: Scenic Route and Unity
Ink: Palette, papertrey
Ribbon: Papertrey

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Like Twins

Here is a layout I did the other day. It is based on So Sketchy #7.

This is Lola and Isaak both at 9 months. I have to say I have some strong genes- both my kiddos look like me!!!

Paper: American Crafts
Cardstock: Bazzill
Trims: Making memories

Friday, September 26, 2008

2S4U- Hello Friend

I am loving 2 Sketches!! This is my take on Laura's Sketch #9.

This card uses Crate paper- I LOVE crate paper and this collection has a really warm Autumnal feeling.

Paper: Crate
Cardstock: Papertrey Kraft
Stamps: Papertrey -Birds of a feather
Ink: Palette
Ribbon: Martha Stewart, Pin: Fancy Pants

Thanks for peeking!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blog Hop

Here it is again, BLOG HOP time.

The season premier's have been killing my mojo and, I must confess, I have not been in a HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS mood lately- the weather here is un-seasonably warm and it has left me uninspired to do much Christmas stuff.

These projects were from last year. the first photo is little cards for co-workers, the second it a case from Nicole- they hold little photos from the previous year- I gave these to grandparents and they were a HIT!!

Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

CPS 83- for a baby girl

Here is my take on CPS#83. My fried Cindy is having a Baby shower on Saturday and she is having a girl.

I thought I would sway from the non-traditional baby card and try something a little different this time- I actually really like it!!
Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Stampin Up
Chipboard wings- Maya Road
Ink: Stampin Up
Paint: Ranger crackle

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is my card based on Lauren's Sketch from the weekend. Guess what- no stamping-gasp!

This was a quickie 'cause the large flower is a die cut!!

Paper: MME
Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin Up
Letters are Quickutz Chocolate Font- love this!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Taylor's CC #34- Bliss

Here is my take on Taylors Cupcake Challenge #34.

This is a card I made for Bob and Dee's anniversary.

I embossed the "bliss" with copper EP- very pretty in person!!

Paper: Crate
Cardstock: Bazzill and Papertrey kraft (base)
Stamp: Unity
Ink: Versamark
Ribbon: American Crafts

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Mini Book #2

Here is the rest of them.

thanks for peeking-

Mini Book

This is post 1 as I could not get all the photos into 1 post.........

I made this mini book last month and absolutely love the end result. This book has photos from our vacation in August.

I have several mini books done without photos but this is my first one that I actually totally finished!!!

The book itself is Maya Road, papers are October Afternoon- I added a bunch of extras too many to list... have a peek

Friday, September 19, 2008

2 sketches- s is for Spooky

This is my first time with 2 sketches, I have been a long time lurker but for whatever reason never actually done one.

You can see the original here. I did modify it slightly- I thought the S needed to be over a bit.
Papers: Pebbles Inc., Jenni Bowlin Alpha
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Papertrey Spooky Sweets
Misc: Brads: Making Memories, Twine- ??, Ink: Ranger, Nestabilities

LSC#7 Spooky and some newcomers

It is that time again, time for a Loonie Stampers Challenge!!!

This week was Dee's pick, use a Halloween stamp and Black, Plum and Summer Sunrise!! She added to use vellum if we felt like it too.

We have added a couple people to our roster who will be helping us do the challenges weekly starting in October. Maria and Wendy- so excited to have them!!!! Wendy is Canadian but Maria is not...we won't hold that against her......much..LMAO, just kidding!!

For my card I used my cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it up. I also used a spider on the base in the same plum colour but you cant really see it. The trees were cut out with a Quikutz die from PTI vellum cardstock and inked.

Don't forget to link up your creations- we all love to see them!!!

go check out the other Loonies






Cardstock: PTI, Stampin Up

Stamps: Spooky Sweets- PTI

Paper: Pebbles Inc, Ink: Palette

extras: Ribbon? cuttlebug folder, nestabilities

Thursday, September 18, 2008

CPS # 82 A little Scenic Route???

I had a bit of scraps left over from a class I took at 2 Friends several months ago- and i have a bad habit of not using scraps- I just pitch them...gasp i know but seriously..........do I really need to keep them all???

My new rule is not to keep them unless they are at least 3".
This is my take on CPS# 82- I just flipped it 180 degrees.
Paper and stamps are Scenic Route, Cardstock is Bazzill, ink is Stampin Up. Punch is Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #23

I love these challenges and I just loved the Inspiration photo this week, Calla Lilies are my FAV!!!! I actually used those Mango coloured ones as my wedding flowers!

I was feeling in a fall kind of mood again- the nights are getting cooler now and out trees are changing!!

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Bazzill
Stamps: papertrey- Take a Bough, stampin Up Happy Harmony
Ink: Stampin Up
Paper: Stampin Up- Olive press
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Marvy leaf punch ( Thanks Dee) Brads

Simple Simpathy

This is a nice and simple card I made for a co-worker who just lost her father in law.

I always struggle with these types of cards but I am quite happy with the finished card.

Paper: Basic grey
Cardstock: Stampin Up, papertrey
Stamps: papertrey Birds of a feather
Ink: Palette, Ribbon: Offray

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hunting Acorns

This is another half Map I did recently . I had so much fun with the other I kept going - I totally forgot to post this one till now.

This uses the same yummy October Afternoon papers and stamps. The leaf ribbon is from Papertrey and the brown is Making memories. The bottom Polkadot is actually Stampin Up but it matched perfect for what I wanted!!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Well happy Monday to me!!!

I got an Honorable mention over at Papertrey for this card .

So honored- the talent over there is SICKENING..

thanks for peeking I'll be back with some regular stuff- had a crazy weekend!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

TECC #33 Christmas???

I know, I know- we have not even passed Halloween yet.......... I couldn't help myself!!! Here is my take on Taylors challenge this week.

I was doing some shopping ( when am I NOT shopping) and I spied this adorable holly cupcake- I just love Stamping Bella- now that I have copics and i am reasonably confident- I'll be using them more!!!

Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Papertrey
Stamps: Stamping Bella- Cupcake and Unity Sentiments from Bitty Christmas tags
Ink: Brilliance Graphite, Copics

I did add a little crystal effects to the berries photo doesnt really show this

Enjoy- I am off with my BFF Dee for a weekend of fun classes at Scrapping Turtle!!

Friday, September 12, 2008


This is probably one of my favorite layouts, I think its the colour combo- I usually gravitate to pink with Lola but I changed it up a bit this time.

I "dissected" the KI lace cardstock and formed it to fit how I wanted. I added some dew drops to the centers.
Paper: Daisy Bucket, KI Memories
Cardstock: Bazzill
Extras: ribbon- Making memories, Dew Drops, American crafts felt flowers, Thickers- Chatterbox buttons and wings!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Color Inspiration #22

Well here is my feeble attempt at this weeks challenge- I had like 15 minutes to do this so DONT JUDGE!!!!
Stamps: Papertrey- Polka Dot Basics, Stamping Bella- Suh-weet
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Misc: sei button MM brads

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I'm back with more scrapping!!!!

This is my take on 52 sketches week #36. I actually got a photo of my 15 year old Isaak- hard to believe!!! He sees the camera and BOLTS- what a bugger!!

Papers: Scenic Route

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accessories: Quickutz moxie font, SEI brads, misc grommets

I am What???

More random Blogthings!! This is actually quite accurate- not sure about the unbalanced part though---hahah

What Your Name Says About You

Your name says that you are mostly:

Fiery but unbalanced

Your name also says you are:

Passionate but flighty

Brilliant but obsessive

Ambitious but stubborn

I (heart) So Sketchy

Ally is at it again with more awesome sketches. This was a really nice simple sketch with a BIG focal point. HERE is the original post.

I once again broke out my Stampin Up papers-still have no idea what the heck the name of this collection is- picnic something????

Cardstock: Bazzill, papertrey
papers: Stampin Up
Stamps: Papertrey birthday basics
Ink: Stampin Up
Extras: Prima, button from my stash

Monday, September 8, 2008

CPS #81

I was in a fall kind of mood yesterday when I made this weeks sketch.

I bought this pack of Me and My Big Ideas fall papers from Michaels- so I used that. The green paper is flocked and really beautiful in person.

Cardstock: Papertrey, Bazzill
Paper: MAMBI
Stamps: Stampin Up-Happy harmony
Ink: Stampin Up
Accessories: Ribbon ??, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Markers

Sunday, September 7, 2008

TECC # 32 Wish

Here is my version of Taylors sketch this week.

I loved this MAMBI kit when I bought it several months ago and I was sorting some stuff today and came across it. You know you have WAY too much paper when you forget about an entire kit ...yikes!

Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Stamp: Wish from Unity I embossed it and cut it out
Ribbon: Offray

It raining like crazy here so I think I will have another craft filled day!

Page Maps 6x12 contest

I decided a have a go at this 6x12 sketch challenge over at the Page Maps blog. I have never done a 6x12 layout before..you know what- I love them. Check out the post here

I loved it so much I made 2. I actually mounted them on thick Chipboard and I'm going to bring them to work and put them on my desk!! The prize is an awesome kit from NOEL!!! Fingers crossed hope I win.

The deets:

Paper: October Afternoon

Cardstock: Coredinations, Bazzill

Chipboard: Fancy Pants-flourish, Target letters(painted)

Ribbon:Making Memories, Misc.

Flowers: American Crafts, Buttons: SEI, Paint Ranger and Lil Davis

Saturday, September 6, 2008

good times

Here is another layout i did recently. I got the sketch from Creative Scrappers.

I used more goodies from my Picnic Basket kit from Noel- damn that kit has a lot of goodies.
Papers: American crafts, Hambly
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: remember when- Unity
Title: Thickers from Target
Accessories: Martha Stewart Opaque pens
off to scrap some more!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

LSC #6

It time for another LSC- this week was my pick!!

I was feeling in an autumn kind of mood when I picked this week's combo, I actually LOVE these colours together. I decided against assigning a stamp set- thought I would leave this one open to interpretation.

For my card I used the Chocolate Remix papers- I love this paper!!!

I used by Cuttlebug to diecut the flowers. I accented with Martha Stewart Opaque pens- which ROCK I have got to tell you!!!! The Stamps are from Beautiful Blooms and Simple Little Things. Buttons and brads are SEI.

Go check out the other Loonie Ladies and link up your creations!!!!!



Thanks for peeking!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #21

Time for Kristina's Color Inspiration.

I have to admit I really struggled with this one- I don't know if it was the combo or the fact that I just could not come up with an idea???? The shoes just did not speak to me.
Well anyhooooooo here's my card.
Stamp is from October Afternoon, base is Stampin Up, white layer is Papertrey Vellum

Tyson is too cute

Tyson the turtle- how cute is he??

I am still paying around with my Copics- they are actually way easier to use than I thought!!!
I picked that little guy and the papers up at Scrapping Turtle on Friday. I was not in a particularly crafty mood but I managed to make this last night.
Papers: Daisy Bucket
Cardstock: Bazzill, Papertrey
Stamp: CHF- Tyson and Inkadoo sentiment
Ink: Brilliance graphite and Palette
Accessories: ribbon- michaels, nestabilities and copics