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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy 33 to me.....

Well, it official I am 33 today!!

This was my Bithday gift from Dee..... how awesome is this????? I believe this is the start of a COPIC addiction.

Love you Dee and miss you...get your sexy ass back here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Here is another layout I did with the Picnic Basket Kit from Noel!! I love this kit...so mant great things to use!!
This is a sketch from Ally you can see it here !!!

Papers: October Afternoon
Cardstock: Coredinations
Stamps: October Afternoon
Chipboard: Riff Raff and American Crafts
Thickers-American crafts
Buttons: American Crafts

Bring a smile to a child

Ally is hosting this great sketch contest for Bring a smile to a child, it is run through Scrapbook and Cards today- they actually distribute the cards to hospitals...what a great cause.

You can see more about it right here .

The first cards feature DCWV glitter stack , Papertrey Eat Cake and a Heidi Swapp crown stamp.

The second cards feature Junkitz salsa papers, various American Crafts Chipboard and Papertrey's paper tray stamps which were embossed.

I wish I did a few more but I ran right out of time this weekend!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Birthday for Famke

Here is a little card I made for my Daughter's daycare provider's daughter who had a 4th birthday party this weekend. I totally cased the template from MACKEZIE .

Paper is from Papertrey's pink prints, and the frills are from doodlebug. Monogram stamp is from Stampendous.

Quite the cute little card for a girl

Monday, July 28, 2008

CPS# 75

Here is my version of CPS#75. I though I'd go bright and cheery this time!!

I forgot all about these papers till I did a purge on the weekend!!! I got rid of alot but still have WAY TOO MUCH PAPER!!!

Papers: Stampin Up
Cardstock: Bazzill and Stampin Up
Stamp: Papertrey- mixed messages
Ink: Stampin Up
Flowers are dies from Cuttlebug
Accessories: Threading Water punch ( oh how I love that thing-no more stinking corner rounders!!!) white gel pen, gingham ribbbon is Offray, Button is SEI

Being Two

I finally got to scrapping again....ahhhhhhh, I do love Scrapping!

I dove into my Picnic Basket Kit which is got from NOEL MIGNON. What a BUTT LOAD of goodies..how could I not scrapbook after getting these babies. The sketch was from the Scrapbook and Cards today email.

Here is the long list of supplies for the most part- some stuff I have no idea the maker

American Crafts paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Primas, SEI Buttons, Quickuts cherry die( thanks Dee), Jenni Bowlin tickets, K&Co chipboard painted with making memories pain, I added a red and green gel pen to the chipboard, Pink paislee letters, Dots and Dashes , Queen and Co felt, and misc brads turns and doo dads!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Taylors Cupcake Challenge #26

Time for another Cupcake Challenge again, no cupcakes...ah well I just loved the sketch. You can see the original here

I am in love with this Birds of a Feather set from Papertrey Ink.
I cut out the bird and popped him up with a dimensional- I inked him then Glittered him with Doodlebug glitter and then sealed it with Crystal effects
I paired the stamps with this DELICIOUS Chatterbox paper- I finally decided to break into the stash I've been hoarding and just use it!!!! I really don't know why I but paper only to hoard it away???
Stamps: Birds of a Feather- Papertrey
paper: Chatterbox
Ink: Palette
Accessories: pearls, Crystal effects, Doodlebug Glitter

Saturday, July 26, 2008

CPS #74

I bought these October Afternoon stamps last weekend while away and was TOTALLY itchin to ink them....... how stinkin cute is this little deer?

I decided that CPS #74 was the perfect opportunity!!!

Cardstock is Stampin Up
Paper: Making Memories Hul-a baloo
Stamps: October afternoon and PTI (grass)
Ink: Palette
Button: Making memories , Ribbon: American Crafts

Friday, July 25, 2008

PTI Blog Hop with Vellum

Time for another Blog Hop!!!!!

This time the focus was Vellum. I unfortunately did not get my order in time so i used my Stampin Up vellum cardstock.
For this card I used my Cuttlebug Build a Bloom Die and Embossing Folder and decided to make a Butterfly- I really don't love it but.... I kinda ran out of time this month!! I have had a pretty busy week.
Cardstock is Stampin Up, Paper is making Memories- Hull a baloo, Brads are also Making memories. Sentiment is PaperTrey Birds of a Feather which is my NEW FAV ( I actually won this at last month's blog hop)

LSC #3

Its that time again.....time for another LSC challenge. This time is was Julie's pick- Spiral Bouquet, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Kraft and Vintage Cream.
I gotta say these colours were a challenge Jewels!!!!
I accented the main image with crystal effects and the corners with a glaze pen. The rest is totally self explanatory !!
So check out the other Ladies' creations.....
As always- feel free to stamp along with us and link up your beautiful creations!!! We would LOVE to see them!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #17

Well I knocked this out just in the nick of time... I have had a busy week but this dress was just too gorgeous not to do this challenge.

Check out the other lovely creations here
Base is Basic Grey
Stamps: Papertrey Polka Dot Basics and Birds of a Feather
Flowers are a EK Success punch that I just purchased and LOVE by the way.
I accented with a white gel pen, American crafts buttons and some Making Memories star brads

Monday, July 21, 2008

B.F.F Triple the Sketch

Best Friends- Here is a photo of my Fur Babies a LONG time ago I love these photos and I finally got to Scrapping them.

I found another amazing Sketch Blog ladies!! Check it out HERE. I first found Pater via Unity Stamps.
I loved the blog and the sketch so.......I figured what the heck I'd give this one a try.
Papers are Wild Asparagus, and Cosmo Cricket
Overlay is Hambly
Brads are Making Memories
Chipboard flourish is Fancy Pants Painted with Ranger Crackle
Chipboard letters are just some random extras I had laying around!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #25

Here is my version of Talyors Cupcake Challenge #25.

You can see her original sketch here .

I Used My Minds Eye Magnolia Paper, Prima Flowers, Stampin Up Cardstock, MM Brads and Stampin Up and Palette Inks. Stamps are Hey there Cupcake from Stampendous.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hip Hippo Ray

This is a card I made last week for a 1st Birthday.

Base and other cardstock is PTI- Kraft, Cream and Blush.
The die is Cuttlekids and the font is Quickutz Metro mini.
I doodled a bit with a stardust pen but you cant really see it that well.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Well, this is what I came home to yesterday!!! These Little devils were perched atop my neighbour's roof. How cute are these guys?? My daughter wanted to pet the kitties..I said Honey those are not kitties and you can't touch them- they bite!!

So my first thought was --OMG they are probably baking to death out there- hot roof, 100 degree weather, full sun!!!

I called the SPCA and explained there were 2 baby raccoons stuck on a roof. the lady said- they got themselves up there so they will get themselves down. Uh.... OK .....then apparently I have to call pest control and pay to have them removed.

We had a similar situation last year when there were 2 raccoons perched on my fence post.

So long story short, my husband and neighbour climbed up and shooed them into a garbage can with a lid and drove them out to the country. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen..and scary.. I had 911 on standby just in case they got bit or fell off the roof.

Kristina's Colour Inspiration #16

Well, its that time again, Kristina Colour Inspiration Challenge. She always finds the neatest photos for inspiration. These booties are just adorable-almost makes me want another baby....ALMOST, not quite!!
This time I used my Quickuts Circles die that you layer each piece into each other- love that die!!

Go check out her post and show some love for the other ladies that always do an amazing job!! You can view it here

Paper: American crafts
Cardstock: Stampin up and Papertrey
Stamp: Stampin up from So Very
Ink: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Offray
Button: Scentic Route
Brads: Making Memories

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CPS #73 sweet pea

Here is my take on CPS#73- I just love these sketches!!!

This one features Stampin up cardstock, Chatterbox papers, Bella sentimet and American Crafts chipboard shapes- how CUTE is that elephant??? The ribbon is michaels (i think>???)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

HELLO- I won something!!

I actually won something- yee haw....sorry could not contain my excitement!!!

I won the Guest Star stamper this month over at Papertrey Ink- You can see the forum HERE for all this month's winners.
This was a project that I completed several months ago, it features Spring Moss and Aqua Mist cardstock and ink as well at Polka dot basics and Just Hatched stamps- all Papertrey.
This idea was originally meant for chapstick but I adapted the "Spring Garden" theme and went with sweet pea seeds.
I added some bling brads as an accent- a girl can never have enough sparkle!!

Cow Girl

This is another layout I did featuring my BEAN!! I just love this chatterbox paper- reminds me of a picnic!! The colours are so saturated--LOVE it!

I wanted something bright and summery- think I got it down.
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Patterned papers: Chatterbox
Glitter Chipboard: Kurio
Epoxy flowers and Brads: Making Memories
Bling: $1.50 bin at Michaels- what a steal!
Buttons: SEI
Felt: Queen and Co.
Ribbon- who knows

Monday, July 14, 2008

Welcome Little One

This was one of my submissions this month for Guest star Stamper at Papertrey.

I used a base of Lavender Moon and Spring Moss and paired it up with the Bitty Baby papers. The felt buttons are making memories- how cute are they anyways?? The sentiment is from Punny Valentine.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #24

I loved this week's sketch so I did a couple of cards with it!! None of them however have a cupcake!! You can see her post HERE

I just received the Birds of a Feather set I won from Papertrey from the Blog Hop and was itching to ink it....so here the card i made with it!!

The first one was a Halloween inspired card based on this ribbon I got a Michaels. The second is just a pretty card with a Quickutz die I recently purchased.

Card #1
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Birds of a feather
Ink: Palette
Ribbon: Michaels
Brads: Making memories

Cardstock: Papertrey
Stamps: Birds of a feather, Polka Dot Basics
Ribbon: Papertrey
Ink: Palette
Brads: Making Memories

Scrap your Crap #23 PAINT !!!

If you have never been to SYC before I suggest you take a hop on over HERE great blog and a great way to use up all the yummy scrapbooking goodies you've been hoarding....and I know you Hoard them!!!!

This challenge was to use at least 3 colours of paint on a project. I started with this GOJUS Basic Grey Euphoria paper and just went from there.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Basic grey Euphoria
Stamps: Upsy Daisy- Alphabet and Unity Corner Scroll
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Paint: Ranger and some randon other stuff in my stash!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


This was a photo from Lola's 2nd Birthday at Nonna and Nonno's house. I used Ally's sketch from So Sketchy you can see the original HERE.

Cardstock: Stampin Up, Bazzill
Paper: Basic Grey Cupcake
Stamps: Unity Wish (title)
Ink: Stampin Up
Accessories: cuttlebug Flowers, Dew Drops, Glaze and Souffle pens

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #15

These were really great colours to work with reminds me of Fall (my fav season)!! You can see the original post here

The sketch I used is from so sketchy and I knew what I was going to use as soon as I saw the sketch. Ally's blogs are awesome so go check them out!!!

I won these Scenic Route stamps a while back and actually forgot about them until NOW!!

Stamps: Scenic Route, papetrey Simple Little Things
Ink: Stampin Up
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Paper: Scenic Route

Loonie Stampers Challenge #2

Well here we are at challenge #2. This one was mine !!!

My challenge was to use Papertrey Ink colours Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss and a chocolate chip colour and NO IMAGE STAMPS!!!!

This is my take on the challenge it was inspired my the adorable dress I bought for Lola- I saw it at Winners and had to have it, I admit is was all due to the PTI colours!!! Jewels created the beautiful colour map which has a piece of the fabric that started this challenge.
My sentiment is from Mixed Messages- all die cuts are done with the Cuttlebug.

Check out the other LSC girls' work


So for all you readers feel free to join in the challenge and link your cards or creations up in the comments- We would LOVE to see them!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


My awesomely tallented cyber friend MARIA tagged me so I will play along !!!!

So 7 weird facts about me... do I have to stop at 7 ? I am a whole bunch of weirdness people!!

1. I cannot drive standard- scares the CRAP out of me- I know, I know.

2. I have 2 children Isaak 14 and Lola 2 and have been married for 5 years in August.

3. I love rammy music like Marilyn Manson, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age- anything rammy and angry- makes me happy- is that twisted?
4. I like snakes and reptiles

5. I do not eat any seafood or fish- gross!

6. I am Irish, My hubby is Italian- my daughter will have one serious temper!!

7. I have a huge crush on Angelia Jolie- (blush)
Now I cant think of 7 other to link but- whoever wants to play- please do!!!

Adore you !!!

This is one of my Favorite photos of my boy Isaak- he is just being himself- a goofy teenager!

I really love the way the layout turned out- kinda scruffy.

I used the Kaiser papers that I used on the Rock on card a few posts back- gotta love this line- I'm now oficially out of that paper but I feel another purchase on the horizon!!

Papers: Kaiser scrapbook- Grunge, Jenni Bowlin Bingo card
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Bazzill, PTI
Ink: Palette
Accessories: Chipboard arrow- Scenic Route, American Crafts Glitter Thickers, Eyelets and snaps- who the heck knows. I hand cut the little stars.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


This is a cheeky little card I made for my BFF Dee for her Birthday- hope she doesn't read my blog- haha. I loved this card sooooo much had to post it !!

Patterned paper: SEI
Cardstock, PTI sweet blush and Stampin Up black
Stamps: Honey Bees, Birthday Basics, and Simple Alphabet from PTI
The BEE is Doodlebug double sided stickers that I glittered, same with the Bee

Hope you all like it-despite my dirty potty mouth!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I just LOVE chatterbox paper and the new releases also have lots of fun little extras like chipboard frames buttons and doo dads.

These are photos from the park near our house- Lola loves the swings-just wish she could figure out how to swing herself!!!! haha they are only small once though.

Patterned paper: Chatterbox Happy Day

Chipboard Frames,Flag and Buttons: Chatterbox Happy Day and Eclectique
Cardstock: Stanpin Up and Bazzill Bling
Buttons: SEI
Titile: Quickutz Moxie- with added stickles!

Monday, July 7, 2008

CPS #72

It has been a while since I used this set so I thought this week's card would be perfect!

I kinda "tweaked" it a bit from the original but oh well right!!!
Stamps: Out on a Limb- PTI
Cardstock: sweet blush, spring moss PTI
Ink: PTI and Palette
Ribbon: Sweet blush- PTI
Patterned Paper: MME- ot and about!
Accessories: Liquid Pearls
I decided against a sentiment- that way whenever I need a pretty card- I'll just add what fits to occasion!
Keep an eye out for FRIDAY- its LSC challenge #2 and it was my pick this time...hehehe

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rock On !

This is a Birthday card for Jackson. He will be 3 in the 12th.
I wanted a masuline card and when I was at my LSS is came across this Kaiser Scrapbook paper and knew it would be PERFECT!!!
Base is Cordinations
Patterned paper is Kaiser
Chipboard is Maya Road- I inked the music note with Stazon and added some black stickles.
Background stamp is Unity from "wish" and letters are PTI Simple Alphabet.