Monday, February 28, 2011


Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #50... yep you read it right, we're on out 50th Color Combo and to celebrate I'm having ANOTHER giveaway!
Here's my creation:

The Details:
Products Used: Cardstock in Early Espresso & Peach Parfait - SU!; Baby Pink-CTMH; Ink Cocoa from CTMH; stamp set-Making Memories Autumn Splendor, brad-Basic Grey; ribbon-Making Memories 5th Avenue; flowers-Imaginisce Bitty Blossoms

Last week, Megan announced that we were looking for a few new faces here at PPC....we have decided to extend the DT call for another couple weeks, so for those who have already made a submission (last week), you are good to go! For those who feel they have what it takes to be a PPC Creator, please make a card with this week's color combo and put "DT" behind your name on your link (ie: Sally-DT) Thanks!Oh yes and my candy.... here it is already in that yellow envelope just waiting for a name to be written down & some postage added! Let's see what yummies are in store for our lucky winner: Making Memories Metal Word Fetti; 5 sets of mini clear stamps from Basic Grey; and the biggest prize of all.... the three newest colors from The Twinery (because I love love love them and so will you!)
If you would be so kind to leave a comment along with your contact info, I can get this off to Mr. Post Man in about a week or so... Deadline for entry is March 6 @ noon CST. I'll have a random drawing that evening & let you know.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bedroom Color Inspiration with a Sketch

4 Crafty Chicks has a color inspiration up right now that I combined with a sketch from The Latte Lounge, both great by themselves but together... yum!
Here's my creation:
The Details:
The color inspiration from 4 Crafty Chicks:
The Sketch from The Latte Lounge:
Products Used: printed papers-My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow; cardstock & all ink-CTMH: flowers-Prima; brad-Basic Grey; twine-The Twinery; stamp-SU!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kind Thanks

another XOXO ScrapLift! only this time, it's a card. Here's my copy creation:

yep, I really did hand-stitch the border :-)
The Details:
Products Used: printed papers-Echo Park For the Record; yellow ribbon, button & thread - Misc; red & white flowers - Imaginisce Bitty Blossoms; stamp-SU; ink-CTMH; green flower-Petaloo

XOXO Spring Break 2010 Camping/Caving!

XOXO's current ScrapLift Challenge, I chose to life Bev Code's design. Here's my creation:
The Details:

My other page of this two-pager I lifted frmo Faye Perata. Here's my creation with her inspiration:

The Details:
Products Used: My Mind's Eye Lush Collections in Green & brown with misc brad letters for "Power"; flowers from Sassafras; brown dotted ribbon-CTMH

Thursday, February 24, 2011

For the Record... Thank You

Another great sketch from umWowStudios Sketch Mania! If you enjoy the sketches, why not become a follower of umWowStudios?
Here's my Creation:
with Twine from The Twinery, it's a new passion of mine
The Sketch:
Products used: printed paper & stickers-Echo Park For The Record; twine-The Twinery

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Note of Thanks

My dad, Richard, and step-mom, Becky work at a food bank handing out food & taking donations. When I found out they needed thank-you cards.... well, I volunteered to make some for them. Last week I sent them a packet of a baker's dozen so now I'm working on my next batch. umWowStudios Sketch Mania #32 was just the inspiration I needed for this one.
Here's my creation:
The Details:
Products Used: printed papers-My Minds Eye Lush; ribbon-Making Memories 5th Avenue; stamp set-Stampin Up; ink-CTMH

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary PPC! with a Twist

Happy Anniversary to not only Picture Perfect Creations but to my dearest as well. This June will be 18 years of marriage & 22 years since our first date! wow, that just makes me feel old saying it. But I still love him! Also, I combined PPC's color combo this week with Twisted Sketches with a twist of distress.
My Creation:
Details (flowers are made from twine from The Twinery:
The Color Combo:
we have some awesome stuff goin on this week for you!! PPC-CC is celebrating our First Anniversary tomorrow and we're super-duper excited to share it with you! We have a double-whammy of a challenge for you this week and of course some super awesome giveways! First off, here's our challenge for you...please combine our color combo below AND make it an 'ANNIVERSAY THEMED' creation! Easy-peasy, eh?! We can't wait to see what you've come up with!!!

AND...did I mention that we're looking for TWO new DT Members?!?! All you have to do is create something for our challenge this week, submit your entry and add "DT" to the back of your name (ie..'Sally-DT'). We will then take a peek at your blog! You have until next Monday, February 28th at 10am EST to enter! The PPC Creators and I are excited to get some fresh new faces, creation and ideas!! Do you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?!

Visit all my PPC sisters:

Excited for the giveaways!? A little blog candy! What do you need to do to win it? Be a follower of mine and leave me a comment below include a way to contact you. You have until Monday February 28th 12pm EST to enter. All winners will be picked at random and posted here on the blog on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Friday, February 18, 2011

News from Picture Perfect Creations

Directly from Megs herself:

We have some VERY exciting events coming up in the next few weeks here at PPC!!! Tuesday, Feb. 22nd marks our 1 Year Anniversary--woohooo!!! Where has the time flown?! We have a double-whammy of a challenge for you to check out, as well as some super awesome giveways! PLUS, we'll be conducting a PPC Creators Design Team Call! Our DT has had a few that have come and gone in the past year, but we're ecstatic to get some fresh new faces, creations and you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?!

We'll continue celebrating the week of Feb. 28, too! PPC will have reached our 50th Color Combo Challenge! With that said, we'll reveal our newest DT member(s) and of course, have more yummy giveaways!

Make sure you come back bright and early Monday morning to take part in all of the funnnn! I promise you won't want to miss out!

And from there, please be on the look out for the actual monday Morning post for all of this hoop-la we have going on! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, etc.

Also, I am very sorry to say that Melissa will be stepping down from her DT position. I'd like to give her a big 'THANK YOU' and 'hug' for all of the hardwork and dedication she has brought to the DT during her time here. Thank you soooo much for everything, Melissa! We'll miss you, but please keep in touch! xoxoxo

As for the rest of you, I'd LOVE to all keep you aboard for another fabulous year at PPC! :) You're all the best! :)

That's all for soon my loves! ;)

Happy Stamping!

I will have a special blog candy all my own, you'll get a little peak at it on Monday with the hop info! Until then, P

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Birthday Challenge

This week on Challenges From The Attic, I posted a challenge for Birthdays! Here's my creation:
Title Details:
Friends from long ago:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Printed paper & stickers-my new favorite collection Echo Park - For the Records; cardstock background-CTMH; circle of friends medallion-Making Memories Eclectic Metal Signs; Paula alpha stickers-Dear Lizzy+American Crafts Thickers; brad-Basic Grey; fabric flower-My Little Shoebox

Monday, February 14, 2011

Picture Perfect Valentine's Day

nothin beats a box of yummy Dove Dark Chocolates in my book, so that's what I've made for my 9yo to give to his teacher for Valentine's Day.
Here's my creation:
Heart on top:
Heart tag:
Products Used: Basic Grey Bittersweet paper; flowers-Making Memories noteworthy; ribbon-Making Memories Just Chillin Girls; bling-Making Memories Paperie Rouge; twine-The Twinery; Cricut e & Gypsy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Family 1982

umWowStudio's SketchMania #31 was a fun one for me. I didn't have any collections with 3 photos but this one only had 4, I decided to go fr it.
My creation:
Products Used: cardstock, printed paper & ribbon - CTMH; red pen-Creative Memories; blue brads-Making Memories Paperie Poolside; red & blue brad-Basic Grey; buttons-misc.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Most Important Checklist

you know I usually put the overall picture first but tonight I'm feeling a little different... using Got Sketch?110, here's my creation:
The Overall Creation: The wedding ring with a family history. The diamond was my grandma Billie's (she passed away when my mom was only 9 from lupus) the rose was made for my mom's 21st birthday, the leaves Ron & I designed as the actual wedding band. This is one heavy, I no longer wear it daily on my finger.
Products Used: background cardstock-CTMH; scalloped pattern paper-SEI claire; blue papers-My Mind's Eye Lush Blue (both sides); paper behind the rose-SEI; butterflies-Jenni Bowlin; rub-ons, pearls & lace-KaiserCraft Devonshire; leaves-Making Memories; notepaper-MakingMemories Noteworthy

Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Color Combo #48

Snow glare makes for terrible pictures... sorry about that. I really liked this week's color combo from Megs over at Picture Perfect Creations and found this old CTMH printed paper (Vintage Travel) that I think works well with it.
My Creation:
And my new favorite addition to the Attic, The Twinery's twine:
The color combo:
Products Used: Printed Paper,"buttons", cardstock (Sweet Leaf & Bamboo), ink & stamp set-CTMH; cardstock (Concord Crush)-SU!; and twine from The Twinery

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Dad

I consider myself very fortunate that I have the mom that I have. My parents divorced when I was extremely young, but she knew that one day I would cherish the photos of my dad she had either received or taken. And I truly do not only cherish the photos but I cherish my mom for being that type of person.
This photo is mounted on a thick board that would have ruined the actual photo trying to remove it, so instead of doing something stupid like that... I created a cut-out frame with a sheet of core'dinations, folded the red side onto the black to create a frame. On the back sheet of black cardstock, I flush mounted the photo, then put 3d foam tape around the photo and along the edges of the pain black cardstock. After doing all that I mounted the "frame" sheet onto the plain black sheet.
Products Used: cardstock(unseen)-CTMH; cardstock (with frame cut-out)-core'dinations; rfibbon- foof-a-la; pearls-CTMH Opaques; alpha-Cindy Loo cartridge on Gypsy using Cricuit E; misc buttons

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Camping Outdoor Adventure

Lately I've been in a scrappy mood instead of a card making mood, which is just fine with me... how else will I get caught up? This is my oldest from Spring Break 2010 hanging out at the camp with me while dad & brother went fishing, we were acting goofy and I got these two great shots of him. Using Sketchabilities#40 as my jumping point, here's my creation:
Other page:
Products Used: boy I really mixed up the lines on this one.... cardstock & frame-CTMH; bird & leaves-Tattered Angels; flowers-Sassafras blossoms; patterned paper-ADT; leaf color-Smooch Spritz; background color-Tsukinek & Maya Road; bling-iRock; compass & title - The Paper Loft

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I was going to attempt a scrapbook page with this week's SketchMania#30 sketch, but it just wouldn't come together for me.
Here's my creation:
The Sketch:
Products Used: cardstock, stamp, ink, chipboard plaque-CTMH; printed paper-Basic Grey offbeat; white ribbon-misc; brown ribon-Hobby Lobby