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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #31

Oh How I love Taylor's sketches!!!

I didn't use cupcake but I did use something along the same theme. I broke out yet another awesome stamp from my Unity KOTM. I coloured it with copics and accented with Crystal Effects-photo did not pick that up...oh well.
Paper: We R Memory Keepers Write out
Cardstock: Papertrey
Stamps: Unity -Remember Happiness
Ink: Papertrey, Brilliance
Ribbon: American Crafts, Brads Making Memories
Accessories: Nestalibilies, Copics

Just Bean

This is my most recent layout- I am so happy with the way it turned out!!

I used alot of different things on this page, here the deets!

Background- Little Yellow Bicycle
Blue paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock: Bazzill, I used Stampin Up so saffron and canvas stamp on that along with the tab punch.
Chipboard is making memories
Other Accessories: Fancy Pants stick pins, Doodlebug buttons, Making memories jewel brads, Primas, Spellbinders Lady Buckles, and this super cute stretchy gingham ribbon I got at 2 Friends. I even doodles some crystal stickes over the flourishes on the paper. A girl can never have enough glitter!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

You Rock

This card is a little on the bright side huh?????

Dee introduced me to clean and simple stamping and this was the most recent sketch.

Paper: American crafts

Cardstock: Bazzill

Stamp: Unity

Ink: Papertrey

Accessories: Primas, Buttons SEI, Brads Making Memories, Doodlebug Paperfrills

Friday, August 29, 2008

Some scrapping....

Back to scrapping again...feels great!!!

I actually made this just before vacation but never got around to posting it. I hand cut all those stinking flourish thingies and the butterflies- can you say hand cramp?????
Papers: SEI Jolie Chocolate- love that glitter.
Cardstock: Bazzill, Coredinations
Title is Thickers- I painted the pink ones and smooshed some stickles into it afterwards. The Bling is from Michaels.
Thats it for today......

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Picnic Unity Style

Just got my Unity KOTM the other day and felt the nagging urge to ink it !!

I was rummaging through the MASSIVE pile of papers and came across this Stampin Up paper- I think its called Picnic or summer something...... who knows but it is cute as hell!!

I also got my new PTI and needed to play- the new Pure Poppy is stunning don't you think!
Paper: Stampin Up
Cardstock: Papertrey, Stampin Up
Ink: Papertrey
Stamps: Unity- remember happiness
Accessories: Brads ? Ribbon Offray

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #20

Its that time, I love these challenges and how GORGEOUS are these colors????

I decided to go bold for a focal point this time. I did not have pink pirouette so I used a scrap of something else that looked like a close match- I gotta get me those new In Colours--like FAST.

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Papertrey
Ink: Stampin Up and Papertrey
Stamps: Papertrey- polka dot basics and Unity- Its the little things(sentiment)
Accessories: Primas, Button SEI Ribbon ????

I had fun with this one- I think Lola needs that chair in the inspiration photo...yes I think she does!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Its Blog Hop Time Again!!

I almost didn't make it this time.....just got back from vacation and super tired BUT I haven't missed one yet so why start now right.

I thought that the CD cases would be a great place for a small group of cards to give as a gift. I know I am always wishing I had baby cards just laying around all ready to go so I decided that I would make a package to give away containing baby cards.
I made 2 of each design but they barely fit in the cd case- too much ribbon...lol, next time I'll have to put the cards on a diet!!
The first card features the bitty baby papers and birds of a feather, the second features birds of a feather and polka dot basics
Go check out the PTI forum and gallery for lots more fun!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Time again for our Loonie Stampers Challenge!! I pre-scheduled this post as I will be away relaxing .....(drinking) .....in Sage Lake Michigan with family and friends.

Can you believe that we are at #5 already?? I think we are going to start doing this weekly once everyone is back from holidays etc.....

This week it was Char's pick and I must say I do really like these colours together. I decided to use on of my badly neglected Papertrey Stamps- Beautiful Blooms- I don't know why I just don't use this one much- especially these particular flowers in the set but...I did today.

All products are Papertrey with the exception of the dew drops!
Please go check out the other Loonies

Feel free to use these colours and link up your projects- we would love to see them!!!
see ya when I'm back on the 24th!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hey Chickie

Another bright one...hahah I am on a roll with bold colours lately.

I just got my Unity stamps and needed to ink them and practice my Copic colouring, I am getting better and they are not as difficult to use as I thought!!

This was a super simple card but I am happy with it.

Paper: Basic Grey Euphoria
Stamps: Unity Hey Chick
Cardstock: Papertrey, Bazzill
Ribbon: American Crafts
Ink: Brilliance, Stampin Up
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, scallop scissors, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, August 15, 2008

TECC #29

OK one quickie before I go......

This is for Taylors Cupcake challenge #29, it was a nice simple sketch so I decided to do it quick before I cleaned all my stuff up for Holidays.

Paper: Papertrey
Cardstcock and Ink: Papertrey Lavander Moon, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Papertret Borders and Corners, Beautiful Blooms, Mixed messages and Octobber Afternoon detours(flowers)

How cool is this

I was BLURFING and came across Dana's blog. there is this funky cool site to find your celebrity look alike ...neat huh.

I am not really seeing the resemblance....thoughts?????

Go do your own here .

Something Saucy to leave you with....

Well, I am off to Sage Lake Michigan for a week and a bit with family and friends..I really need the break!! I thought I would leave you all with something SASSY!!!

When I first saw this skull from Imaginisce I thought-- that is a BAD ASS stamp...so it translated into my card!!!

Paper: American Crafts
Cardstock: Stampin up and Papertrey
Stamps: Imaginisce, Hero Arts Alphabet
Ink: Papertrey, Brilliance
Chipboard: Basic Grey

Accessories: Nestabilities, Black Stickles, Black glitter, jems are from Michaels, making memories paint

see ya all soon, I pre scheduled a couple post so you wont forget about me......

Thursday, August 14, 2008

some random cuteness

Here are some photos from last weekend, I have photographed any craft stuff in a couple days so I thought I'd just post these!! I am busy preparing for my holidays next week- can't wait!!

The top photo is my Lola making her best attempt at a scary face- she was growling at the time.
These little darlings are Dash and Petunia- these are my Mom's miniature Donkey's and they are just over a year old and full grown- they are so stinking cute and Lola just loves them!!!
This gorgeous lady is Cici- this is Lola's horse, she is a Paint and is just over a year old as well. She has stunning blue eyes but I did not get a very good photo cause she moves so darn fast.

I have lots more to post seeing that my Mom has a zoo at her house...haha she also has 5 more full size horses and a Miniature horse too ..eck, I know that is a alot of horses!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3rd Birthday Card

Bright Much-

this card is loud huh? Its for a 3 year old boy so I figured it had to be!!

This card involved NO stamping???????? sometimes I do that without realizing.

Well Happy Birthday Quinton- sorry we are going to miss your big PARTY!!

Cardstock: Stampin Up, Bazzill
Paper: Basic Grey Cupcake
Font: Quickutz- Moxie
Accessories: Chipboard star and 3 from my stash, making memories paint for the 3, Stickles on the star, nestabilities and swiss dots cuttlebug folder, making memories brads.

Monday, August 11, 2008

CPS #77 Wish Big

I decided to go bold and bright this time..... I actually kinda like it!!

HERE is the sketch for this week!
I broke into my Picnic basket kit ..again from Noel- this kits rocks I still have a ton left and have done 5 projects so far!!
Cardstock: papertrey- stampers select, Bazzill
Patterned papers: American crafts
Stamps: Papertrey: Eat Cake
Hambly Screenprints Houndstooth transparency
Ink: Stampin Up
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Fiskars Threading water punch, stickles

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Taylors Cupcake Challenge #28

Its time for another Cupcake challenge and....I did use a cupcake cause I needed a birthday card!!

You can see the original sketch
For this card I broke out my YUMMY SEI Jolie Chocolate papers.

Cardstock: Bazzill Bling, Papertrey Dark Chocolate

Papers: SEI Jolie Chocolate
Stamps: Stampendous- Hey there cupcake
Ink: Papertrey Berry sorbet and Palette Burnt Umber
Ribbon: Papetrey and American Crafts
Accessories: Cuttlebug ribbon die and Stickles

Thinking of You

This is a card I made for my good friend Cindy. Her beautiful 2 year old daughter is having another open heart surgery on August 21.

I know a card is not comfort enough for all the worried that they have been through and are still going through but this is one way I can express my feelings. Well now that I am crying, I'll just cut to the details.
Cardstock: Papertrey dark chocolate and kraft.
Paper: My Minds Eye- out and about
Birdie: Jenni Bowlin
Stamp: Papertrey- Simple little things
Ink: Palette burnt umber and landscape
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities, Making Memories jewel brad, Offray ribbon, and buttons from my stash.
Keep the Desbiens in your prayers please!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

LSC #4

Hello all- we are back with another Loonie Stampers Challenge.

This week was Dee's pick and she chose Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Aqua Mist as the Colours- we were supposed to use Simple Little Things ....but...... apparently I can't read OR follow directions!!!! I used Guide Lines instead!! oooooops...my BAD!

So show some LOVE to the other Loonies

If anyone would like to play along- please link up your creations- I'd love to see them

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #18

Oh my- this Color Inspiration is soooooo bright- I love it!!!!

Check out the challenge here .

I wanted something Bold and I remembered a sketch in my PaperCrafts mag so I went with that!!! I am soooo happy with this card.

I thought the Chatterbox Eclectique papers matched the carpet just perfect so that was my focal point

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Bazzill Bling

Paper: Chatterbox

Owl: Chatterbox- how cute is this guy?????

Accessories: Moxie alpha from Quickutz, Nestabilities, Sei and Scenic Route buttons

I added some accents with a white opaque pen and a black glaze pen

Check back later- Tomorrow is LSC time!!

A little birdie told me...... So Sketchy Style

I love Ally's Blog, she always has such great sketches and she ROCKS the layouts and cards!!!

HERE is the original and this is my interpretation.

Cardstock: Papertrey and Stampin Up

Stamps: Papertrey Birds of a feather

Ink: Papertrey and Stampin up

Papers: Wild Asparagus (i think)

Accessories: Ribbon- from Joanne's, Button SEI

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


This is a quick and simple card I made tonight...just cause I felt like doing a quickie .

I just received my Papertrey order and my Unity order and NEEDED to use the stuff asap. I embossed the sentiment with chocolate EP- love the dimension but you can't really see it in the photo!!

Cardstock: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream
Paper: Papertrey Chocolate Remix
Stamps: Unity- bliss and a birdie- June kit of the month

Real simple card but I just love this combo

until tomorrow...................or whenever I craft again

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CPS # 76 Its the little things

Time for another CPS Sketch.

I just received my UNITY Kit of the month for JULY!!! Oh how I love these stamps!!!

I wanted an earthy feel to go with the mushrooms- aren't they CUTE !!!

Stamps: Unity -its the little things

Paper: American Crafts

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream

Ink: Palette

Accessories: Martha Stewart Border punch, Making Memories brads

Monday, August 4, 2008

OK.... so I suck

I am a bad bad friend....my intentions were great but.................

I forgot....rather misplaced my friend Tanya's Bday- I was only off my a month...I could have SWORN it was August...ooops.

Paper: MME Tres Jolie

Cardstock: Bazzill, PTI Kraft and Ivory

Stamps: Stampendous..I think

Ink: Palette

Ribbon: PTI Summer sunrise

Copic markers- yep I said it I actually got some and used them- gotta work on blending....