Monday, August 30, 2010


I loved this week's color combo from Picture Perfect Creations! So pretty & I knew exactly what photo I was using with it
Here's my creation:
These two gorgeous kiddos belong to my BFF, Tricia (A Few of My Favorite Things)

Products Used: cardstock-CTMH Black & Juniper; stamp set-CTMH Featherly Flakes; ink-CTMH Juniper, Cranberry & Baby Pink also used Pallette New Canvas; printed paper-CTMH Jingle; sticker alpha-Creative Memories; ribbon-Making Memories 5th Avenue Trims (I stamped snowflakes on the ribbon)

This is a part of my 100 projects before I can buy more paper challenge.... check out my blog post from Aug. 1 for more information

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Not Mushroom For a Mouse, House Challenge

This is my very first Digi Stamp. I'm not very sure how well I do with coloring the Digis but pencils, maybe I'll give waterbrush a try next time. Here's my creation:
The Details:
I know it's hard to see but the Stickles on the spiderweb, Liquid Glass on the water drop & Distressed Stickles on the antena were the little extras I added.

And a Bonus called "Scarrry Cat"
I'm counting both of these toward the No Paper Buying Challenge I joined. Please see my Aug. 1 post for details.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sketch Mania #8

DeeDee over at umWow Studios does the most fabulous sketches, I'm so jealous of her talent! Here's my creation for her latest:The details:
Products Used: Printed papers-Cosmo Cricket; Stamp sets-CTMH Playful Flourishes & A Filtter; ink-CTMH Black & cardstock-CTMH Creme Brulee & White.

For the large flower I simply used my Cricut/Gypsy & cut out 5 flowers with the smallest being 3" & the largest 4", distressed with my husband's Dremel tool, stack & drive a decorative brad thru the middle! Tada, beautiful flower in just a few minutes!

Here is DeeDee's Sketch:
This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge that I joined back on Aug. 1, check out my blog post from then for more details

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mojo Monday #153

As I sit down at my crafty spot tonight having decided to make a card, the fam is in the next room watching tv which I get totally sucked into.... on commercial desperately seeking some sketch to follow so my poor brain doesn't have to continue in vain. Mojo Monday to the rescue!
The ribbon says "Take time to sit and watch the leaves turn" from CTMH. The girl on the bike is a stamp I got from Scarlet Lime. Printed papers are from American crafts.

This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge. See my Aug. 1 post for more info & happy scrappin!

Monday, August 23, 2010


What a beautiful color combo this week from Picture Perfect Creations. Reminds me of the spring while every things is bright green and the flowers are blooming.
My Creation:
The Details:
Products Used: all cardstock & ink-CTMH; two lower brads-Sassafras; flower brad-Bo Bunny; leaf stamp set-CTMH Serendipity; Creative Memories circle cutting system; Cricut; Gypsy; Indie Art Cricut Cartridge; Gemstones-Paper Studios.

To make these beautiful flowers, this makes ONE flower: cut 4 circles each 1/4" larger than the next; stamp a pattern or emboss as desired; distress all edges; fold each circle in half then accordian fold, unfold; stack with largest flower on bottom and smallest top (as shown), punch a hold thru middle & fasten with a brad or you can use a button but you will need to ahear each flower layer to the next... for a twist try three small brads instead of one large.

This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge I'm participating in. For more information, please see my Aug. 1 blog post.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Mom's Birthday

is today! This afternoon she came out & we played with paper almost the whole time she was here (ok, she folded all of our socks first while I was making banana bread, isn't she the greatest ever?!) What to get my mom, hummm.... how about cards? I had her choose the paper & sayings, basically we played like little girls with big girl toys! We started out pretty basic & just went deeper & deeper....

We didn't keep up with the products we used, but if you really really want to know one or two I could probably find them... just let me know.

These FIVE are for the No Paper Buying Challenge I've crazily joined. If you'd like more info, please check out my Aug. 1 blog post!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Don't forget your purse!

365 Cards on Day 173 the challenge was to make a purse envelope but I had to make matching cards to go with them! Here they are:
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:
Products Used: Printed Papers-Basic Grey; Stamp Set & ink-CTMH; Ribbon-Making Memories

These are a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge I'm taking part in. For more info, please see my Aug. 1 post!

Sweet Stampin Challenge #40

For these pictures, I needed a two page layout so I took the sketch & mirrored it.
Here's my creation:
This one comes from a new find for me called Sweet Stampin Challenge #40
The Details:
Products Used: printed paper-Creative Memories, Grey paper-Making Memories, cardstock-CTMH White Daisy & Outdoor Denim; Cricut, Gypsy; misc snowflake brads (where the heck did I get those?!)

This is just one more in the No Paper Buying Challenge toward my 100 projects! For more information, please see my Aug. 1 blog post

Twisted Sketch #21

I realized just now that every time I post one of these challenges, I always put the challenge before my creation... why do I do that? So I'm going to start putting my creation up first, then the challenge. Good idea? Or has my head swelled? lol

Here's my Creation:
The Details:
Products Used:Cardstock-CTMH black, stamp set-TAC Words to Live By; all other misc (no clule where they came from)

This card is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge... please see details on my Aug. 1 blog post!

Paper Players#11

Here are my Creations:
The Details:
Products Used: all CTMH except Cuttlebug folder... ink for Trees-New England Ivy, Topiary, Garden Green, Chocolate, Cocoa; ink for Background-Olive, Taffy, Heavenly Blue, Twilight, Indian Corn Blue; ink for Sun-Sunkiss Yellow, Sunflower, Goldrush; Cardstock-New England Ivy & Chocolate; Stamp Set-Treetops

This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge... for more info see my blog post from Aug. 1

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sketch Mania #7

my friend DeeDee over at unWow Studios does the most amazing sketches called Sketch Mania, this is #7
Here's my creation:

I know I know... red with SNOW flakes? But I fell in love with this paper a year ago at the scrapbook convention in Tulsa.
Here are my guys making another family member:
Products Used: patterned paper-SEI Alpine Frost; foil, giltter & flock-WeR Memory Keepers; snowman stamp set-CTMH All Decked Out; ink-CTMH Black, Heavenly Blue, Outdoor Denim & Goldrush; silver pen-Creative Memories; misc fiber

This is a part of the challenge I joined to make 100 projects before buying more paper... for more info, please see my Aug. 1 post

Monday, August 16, 2010

Scrappy Day

As you can tell, I'm still on my Staycation! My boys have been wonderful for me, today my oldest slept until 10... I had to wake him up!

Here's my oldest at the BMX track after playing around with brother & dad. I didn't care for any of the BMX pictures (you've seen one practice sessions, you've seen a few hundred) But this one of him really stood out to me. Back of girls, that's my baby and he's only 12
My younger son is a real "man's man" if there are tool involved, he's there! He wanted to build his own trailer, so he & dad worked out what needed to be done & while dad was working on other stuff (probably stuff for me), our little guy went to town on his trailer. Dad helped put the wheels on which they found at grandpa's house.
Let's not forget my main squeeze! Ron's boss likes to close the office now & again for the guys to golf, hunt, or fish. When I showed Ron this page I made for him, I asked if I'd forgotten to write anything. The handwriting that you can't read says "1st Catch & Biggest Catch of the Day"... men!
I love when the boys bring home their art from school. Granted some of it is just trash (those are usually the ones I have to dig out of the bottom of the backpack a month after they got them) but some really catch the eye. This one I love:
Oldest Son's Page Products Used: CTMH printed paper, cardstock, ink & Connections Stamp Set.

Younger Son's Page Products Used: CTMH printed paper & cardstock; Thickers; and a very old die cut (wagon).

Husband's Page Products Used: CTMH printed paper, cardstock, ink & World's Best Dad Stamp Set.

School Page Products Used: no clue on that paper; Creative Memories journaling block & pen.

These are all a part of the 100 No Buying Challenge I've joined. If you'd like more information, please visit my Aug. 1 blog post. HAPPY SCRAPPING!!


PPC-Crafty Challenges is now looking for upcoming PPC Guest Designers for September, October and November! (One for each month, of course!)

My Creation:
The Details:
Products Used: cardstock-CTMH Star Spangled Blue, Holiday Red, White Daisy; punch-Creative Memories Large Stars; vellum saying-Creative Memories; Ribbon-misc.

Instructions: punch desired number of stars from each color, ahear directly to front of card, punch a second set of stars and ahear using foam dots, tie ribbon around bottom of card, adhear saying using foam dots. Send to your favorite military person!

This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge, check for detail on my blog post from Aug. 1

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays

This morning I asked my mom if she needed me to make anything (paper wise) for her. She requested 3 birthday cards for various nieces that have either just had or are getting ready to have birthdays.
My first banner card. Obviously I have a spacing problem which I thought I'd pre-planned to avoid but apparently you should use repositionable glue dots when doing this. I don't think Brooklyn will have a problem with it. Mom mentioned turquoise & orange. This is her 11th birday card from my mom:
My step-sister, Rita, has a step-daughter that just turned 15. Mom said she likes blue & purple, so here's Ashley's card:
And last but not least is Rita's baby girl, ok so she's not really a baby any more. Mom said pink & girly. I hope Laura likes this one:
I had a lot of fun with these girls all being so very different.

Brooklyn's banner card is made from the Making Memories Whimsy Paper kit along with some Creative Memories alpha stickers and sequin flowers from Portafolia and Crystal Stickles.

Ashley's Cake card is made from Basic Grey Euphoria 6x6 paper pad; White cardstock from CTMH; Piece of Cake stamp set & all ink-CTMH; Crystal Stickles.

Laura's Flower Card is made from CTMH cardstocks, ribbon, ink, rhinestone flowers, green brads & Tickled Pink Paper; felt pink brad & bee brad from Sassafras; Crystal Stickles.

All three of these are a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge. For more details on the challenge, please see my blog post from Aug. 1