Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cardabilities #6

Cardabilities had a fun sketch this week:
Here's my card:
the details:
Products Used: all three printed papers-American Crafts Botanique Wanda, Opal & Rose; velvet flowers from 7 Gypsies; Rose Paperclip - Melody Ross Homespun Chic; Velvet brad-Sassafras b is for bug (Crop Chocolate); "Hello" from Technique Tuesday; "Beautiful" from CTMH Be Yourself Stamp Set; Ink-CTMH Topiary

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just another Unscripted Sketches #61

Unscripted Sketches #61 just really appeals to me, I HAD to do another card base one it
Here it is... No. 2 of this sketch:
Products used: pink background paper (sorry, lost the name of it... but if you know, post it & I'll put here); blue background paper-American Crafts Letterbox Respectfully; foreground printer paper-My Little Shoebox Sky's the Limit-Down the Street; distressing ink-CTMH chocolate; Lamp, heart, Mixer-American Crafts Remarks Whisk; ribbon misc

Mojo Monday #145

Of course I must take the non-squarish route....
Unfortunately the blues didn't match in the pictures, but to the naked eye they're really close.

Products used: solid cardstock-CTMH black & white daisy; printed cardstock-DCWV all dressed up; bling-CTMH; ribbon the robert stanley collection (Hobby Lobby); scallop circle-Cricut Gypsy Wanderings

Monday, June 28, 2010


Blog Hopping is over & we move on to this week's Picture Perfect Creation Color Combo #19:

Here's my creation of one of my favorite subjects:

Using a Pretty Pin Embellishments, go get some for yourself!
a creative way to dot the i

Products Used: Pin by Pretty Pin Embellishments (; Artisan Tape-Pink Paislee; Rubon-365^ by Pink Paislee; Background Cardstock-CTMH Desert Sand; Dot Paper from lilybeedesign-Posies & Fly A Kite; Thickers Letterman-Pomegranate; misc red & yellow buttons

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Unscripted Sketches#61

I needed a little distraction from the heat & my a/c that is on the fritz this weekend, so what better than Christmas?! Here's the sketch from Unscripted Sketches:
The whole "cool" thing:
Products Used: SEI papers-Alpine Frost; brads from Oriental Trading Post

Blog Candy WINNER!

I've sent her an email to let her know :-) YEA!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

They met... they married

I was cruising around the Rogers Mall and saw a really nice cafe style (croch rocket) motorcycle so I pull in to talk with my friends who were standing around, complimented the bike and met the owner very briefly. A few days later I stopped to talk to the same friends and made fun of an El Camino, turned out to be the same owner and he loved that thing... OOPS! So a few days after that, I'm driving along and a guy on a motorcycle is cruising the Mall and waved, so of course I had to chase him down to see just who it was, stopped & talked again briefly. That Saturday I stopped by the Honda shop to ask him out, this worked out just fine. Four years later, we got married & today is our 17th wedding anniversary! Here we are all these years, two boys, gray hairs & wrinkles later :-)

Friday, June 25, 2010


Get yourself over to Peachy Paper Crafts Blog and do what you need to do to win with me! lol
3 giveaways at one time :-)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Blog Hop

We have a featured color combo challenge for you to get crafty with, as well as more than 15 amazing prizes to win! Just hop around to the PPC Creators list of blogs and make sure you follow the rules below...and you may just be a winner!

* Blog Hop Rules:

  1. Become a follower on PPC.

  2. Create a card, scrapbook page, altered art, etc using our featured Blog Hop Color Combo.

  3. Directly post your link to inlinkz on the PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog

  4. Hop on over to the Design Team Members Blogs and leave a post on each DT Members Blog Hop Challenge Post.

  5. Head back to PPC and leave a final comment on our Blog Hop Post telling us what you like about Summer.

  6. All winners from each blog will be chosen at random.

  7. There will be 4 winners from the PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog!
* Blog Hop Featured Color Combo:

* Blog List:








Paula - You're Here!




PPC Challenge Blog

*Ends: Sunday, June 27th – 10amEST

Here are my Designs:
As my "regulars" know, I do not have SU! colors, but use CTMH so I get as close as I can... this will explain why my take on the colors are usually a bit off from the rest of the DT!

Products I used: Basic Grey-Boxer Rubons; CTMH Cardstock & Stamp Pads-Vineyard Berry, Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green, Lilac Mist; CTMH Brads-Garden Green; Basic Grey Stamp Sets-whipser & aura; CTMH Heartfelt Shapes-Garden Green; Cricut Gypsy for lettering & shapes; Basic Grey fibers

And now, my blog candy:

My blog candy incluldes: 1 custom cut 10" wide butterfly album, 28 - 1 yard ribbons, 1 - 1 yard twine, 2 - 1 yard cord, 1 - 1" acrylic block, 3 - mini stamp sets from CTMH!


1. Become a follower of mine

2. Comment here & make sure you leave your email addy (using at for @ and dot for .) so I can contact you if you win my blog candy!



Picture Perfect Creations-Color Combo #18 Here's the color combo Megan gave the Design Team to work with:

At first I was like "hummm, these really just don't go together to me at all" but after a while...BOOM! I knew what I was going to do! Here's my creation:

Supplies Used: Cardstock-CTMH Key Lime, Outdoor Denim, Vineyard Berry & White; Ink Pads-CTMH Key Lime, Outdoor Denim & Stazon in Black; Stamp Set for argyle & flour d les-Layers of Color; Stamp Set “Good Friends”-7 Gypsies.

Flower instructions from Swirly Doo tutorials – Supplies Used: Cardstock-CTMH Colonial White; Ink – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Burnt Red & Maya Mists in Copper Metallic, Stickles in Fired Brick & Rock Candy, misc brad.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

QUICK-Blog Candy drawing MONDAY!!

Get there quick & do what she say to get your name in her awesome give-away :-)
cuz we're all a little dirty.... muhahaha

Saturday, June 19, 2010


As ya'll know I belong to Picture Perfect Creations Design Team. PPC uses SU! colors as most of the other DT members are SU! Consultants. As a former CTMH consultant, I do not have SU! colors but CTMH ones. Finally today I'd had enough of guessing on each weekly assignment which color to uses. I have now gone thru the new 2010 SU! Color Chart & compared it to the CTMH Color Chart. Below is what I've come up with.
Some colors are not dead on, I wouldn't expcet them to be since they are from two different companies. I think they are close enough. If you see one that goes better for another, please let me know and I'll make adjustments. The only one that really bothers me is "Not Quite Navy" & "Twilight" they are pretty different but I don't have a color to match "Not Quite Navy"

Girls Only Weekend Away

no, not to a spa but out to the woods. Peace & quiet, hiking & caving, relaxing by the fire & laughing
Handmade 3d Butterfly

Handmade 3d Flower

Store bought everything! lol
Products Used: Paper - Basic Grey Wisteria; Velvet Flowers - 7 Gypsies; Paper Flowers - Making Memories Wildflowers; Gromets & twine

You've NEVER Seen HAPPINESS Like This

This is the last page of the funnest day my boys have each year! They get to play their little hearts out and laugh laugh laugh. This is them on their way out of the building:

The details.... I double stickled the lettering so it would really stand up off the page.
Products Used: Paper-Making Memories Just Chillin Boys, Embellys-Basic Grey Obscure

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fab Fabric Flowers Friday

I'm so in love with these fabric flowers that I keep teaching people how to make them.... EASY STUFF! If you've caught my black & white card previous or on Crop Chocolate, What a Beautiful Mess is where to find the tutorial. Lisa makes them with organza, but I've found that ANY FABRIC looks Fantastic. So go, GO check out her tutorial and let me know how you do & if you have any questions at all.
My ONE tip... leave the centers off until you know what you're going to use the flower on so you can make it coordinate with your page/pics

Monday, June 14, 2010


Another Picture Perfect Creations color combo!

All products used from CTMH

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kellogs AAO from 2009

Each Fall Kellogs puts on an amazingly fun family at the UofA's indoor track. 2009 did not disappoint. Here's the proof:
(Adventureland cut out with Ashlyn's Alpha starting with the smallest letter at 1.0 and upsizing by 0.2 until the A)
Just a little detail shot so you can see the "lasso" I made

I actually have one more page left to do in this series, but ran out of time.

Products used: Basic Grey Obscure paper, Making Memories Just Chillin Boys paper & ribbons, Making Memories Just Chillin Girls ribbons, Bo Bunny Annasophia brads, Liquid Glass & Stickles, may Cricut carts

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

yelling & breaking things PERFECT

just another of the family fun day Kellogs puts on every fall in Fayetteville, AR...
Paper & Ribbon: Making Memories Just Chilling Boys; Cricut Gypsy Font

Monday, June 7, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #16

Another weekly color combo from Picture Perfect Creations. Here's #16:
and my creation:
Products used: Paper-DCWV Garden Party; Flowers-Oriental Trading Post; cardstock-CTMH Sweet leaf; ink pad - CTMH Blush; Embossing-Cuttlebug folder; misc ribbon & buttons

EDIT: yep, I sponged the flowers with an ink dauber