Monday, April 26, 2010


Please join us over at Picture Perfect Creation's Color Combo #10
Here's this week's Color Combo (all colors shown are from SU!, but please use what you have that is close) :
I had so much fun playing with these colors, figuring out what I wanted them to be and how to put them together. Of course, I saw flowers in them... who wouldn't, and the other girls on my design team really are awesome at flowers... they blow me away! Since I'm basically a non-competitive person, I wanted to do something really different from my first instinct. Here's my creation:

5x7 Glossy White Base card. CTMH Cardstock in Sunny Yellow, Cranberry, Crystal Blue & Black; Zing Embossing Powder in green; CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink; SU! Winter White Embossing Powder; CTMH You Rock Stamp Set.
oh, I almost forgot... do you see the little color areas in the background of the yellow, red & blue guitars? That's not a pre-printed papers. To do that I used a technique from CTMH's Art & Soul, Episode 4 Live Your Dreams, the technique called "Puddle Pads".

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the greatest page of the weekend

the cutest kid ever.... ME!! LOL! Me, my dad & my Uncle Steve in the background, let's just say a very long time ago
have you ever seen a cuter little girl! I think not ;-)
my special buterfly I made for my page

I'm really not self centered and trust me... I was not a pretty kid or even teenager!

weekend of scrapping continued...

Three generations: my grandpa, dad & brother... I really miss my grandpa. I realized just how much my younger son looks like him when I saw this picture.
my brother, Jimmy
my sister, Cindy Lauper! LOL, it's my crazy brother, Jimmy, dressed up for a party. I'm definitely the cuter sister :-)
me presenting the Cindy Lauper page to my dad... he loved it!

More from my scrapping weekend

This was Uncle Alvin's farm, but the picture in the middle is of my Uncle Steve. They've both been gone for several years now, Uncle Steve died when he was only 19.
Again, Uncle Alvin's farm... my Aunt Valerie is at the piano in the middle picture
My Dad, Jim... shortly after he married Jan
My step-mom, Jan... isn't she pretty

Weekend scrapping for my Dad & mom-Jan

I drove up to Missouri this weekend to do a little scrapping to do a "scrapping certificate" I had give for Christmas, a dozen pages.... Here's a few of my pages

My brother & Dad (2 Jims)

Aunts & Uncles, some cousins too

My Dad (the tall one) and his siblings

Monday, April 19, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations - Color Combo #9

Here's our weekly Color Combo from Meg over at Picture Perfect Creations:
So, go whip something up using these colors (or close), post them to Megan's PPC page, and have a chance to win!
And here's my creation using the colors (or as close as I can as my ink is all CTMH & not SU!):
my younger son's Nature Camp from last summer. All the photos on the left page, he took with big brother's camera. The camp makes a powerpoint presentation at the end of camp for parents to watch & you can purchase eveyone's photos on a cd. On the right page is his confirmation that he would be going to the camp & dates, a night time photo a counselor took with our camera and, of course, my boy.
CTMH: paper, ink; cardstock and chipboard embellishments - Outback; Cricut cartridges: Storybook ("Nature Camp" and blue birds), Jasmine ("through your eyes") & Campout (the tree); Stickles

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tricia & I had a play day yesterday at her craft room. What Fun! We usually scrap at my Attic since I have lots of room & other people join us too, but yesterday was all about us :-) Tricia found some project tutorials over at Swirlydoos. I intentinoally left the centers empty so I could add an embelly that matches my page. Here's what I made:

I love the buttefly! I've already made another, but you can't see it yet... you'll have to wait for Picture Perfect Creation-Color Combo #12 for that one!

Give it a try for yourself, super fun stuff!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BLog Candy Giveaway!

Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has a snafu with Mr. Linky on Color Combo #7, so she has decided to just give the prize away as blog candy! Go visit PPC-CC to get entered & GOOD LUCK!! Here is what you could win:

Monday, April 12, 2010


As I announced yesterday, I was one of the chosen to be on Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo's Design Team! Yea Me! ;-) Here is this week's Combo:

To enter your Creations, go to Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo for a chance to win this week's best submission prize! Here is the card that I made:

I really hope you like it!

Products Used: Cardstock, brads and Ink Pads from CTMH-Goldenrod, Juniper, Crystal Blue; Stamp Set from CTMH-Just Because & (oh, I'll have to look this one up!); misc flowers from various sources.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Pink Stamper's Challenge

My Pink Stamper has yet another Cricut Cartridge giveaway, but this one has a catch... you have to make a card using your Cricut and email it to her to post! Here's my submission:

Cricut Cartridge use: flamingos - Serenade, text & grass - Plantin Schoolbook; Cardstock from CTMH - Sweet Leaf, Crystsal Blue, Bubblegum, Baby Pink


Here is my last submission before joining the Design Team!! Wahoo! I'm so excited to have been asked to join this very talented team of ladies. I've checked out all their blogs and feel inferior to them! I decided to go ahead & do this week's color challenge from Megan, here's my submission:
I made two because I couldn't decide which one I liked best so I'm posting both!
A closeup of the butterflies & flowers.
CTMH Cardstock - Chocolate, Ocean & Vanilla Cream; Cricut cartridge - Indie Art, Stickles-Crystal; Stamp set from The Angel Company - Words to Live By; 7 Gypsies Velvet Flowers

Picture Perfect Creations-Color Challenges

I'm just too excited! I've been selected to be on my very first design team! WAHOO! Here's Megan's announcement to list the members:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Come Fly With Me, Cousin

When I was a kid and into my teenage years, I loved spending time with my cousin, Jud. He was only a few months older than me so we were always in the same grade, except he lived in Missouri & I was in Arkansas. When we were together we had a blast... it never mattered what we were doing! I enjoyed creating this page SO much, thinking of old times, being so young and carefree. We rocked the '80's! (says so on the tag!)

Almost everything is from my Scarlet Lime December 2009 kit, the only exception would be the fuzzy blue thing sticking out of the flower by me and the tag.