Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fall Festival Fun

my younger son & I went to his school's little Fall Festival, it was fun with face painting, dart throwing, bean bag toss, well you get the picture.
And they had this little cutout setup too.
He's playing the part of Angry Farmer while I'm the Happy Scarecrow

Here's the Sketch Mania Sketch I used:
Products Used: papers, stickers, ribbon - SEI's Dill Blossom kit; ink-CTMH Sunset & Lagoon; stamp sets-Making Memories flutter & autumn splendor; brad-Basic Grey; small lettering-Cindy Loo cartridge with Cricut & Gypsy; yellow cardstock for lettering-CTMH Buttercup

Monday, April 25, 2011


Yet another beautiful color combo from Picture Perfect Creations! Remember you can make ANY crafty thing, it's does not have to be a card... I SO wish I knew how to crochet but when would I find the time to scrap then?! lol Enjoy!
Here's my creation:
The Details:
Color Combo:
Products Used: printed paper (background)-CTMH Emporium; all cardstock-CTMH Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, Twilight & White; ribbon-CTMH Crystal Blue Organdy& Twilight; brads-Making Memories Shaped Gems; butterflies & cutout background-Cricut with Gypsy using Paper Lace cartridge

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crossing Lines WINNER!

You'll recognize this card but along with the card, I created a challenge for everyone to list as many of the items used to create this card as they could.

Products Used: Basic Grey: Romani; Stampin Up: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze & So Saffron; My Minds Eye: Bloom & Grow; Die Cuts With a View: Green Stack; Twine from The Twinery; Stamp Set – Unity: Growing In Unity; Ink: CTMH Crystal Blue & Holiday Red; Brad: 7 Gypsies; Bling: Imaginisce Hot Rox; Embossing: Cuttlebug mini dots

and the winner is..... Julie Odil! Julie just email me your mailing addy & I'll get the prize package out to you as soon as I can (probably next Saturday)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our Vacation

ok so it was our vacation last year but a vacation is a vacation. I combined the color combo from ScrapMasters with the sketch from Sketch Mania and the challenge from Raise The Bar of using a tree for Earth Day.
Don't pass out but all the cardstock (except the background piece) and eyelets are from Stampin Up!
The Cricut cartridge was Heritage & the ribbon is Making Memories (thanks Crop Chocolate)
Here's the sketch:
The stamp set is from 7 Gypsies Travel & ink from CTMH

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter 1971

At Picture Perfect Creations we want to see your Easter creations! Card, Scrapbook layout, Altered Art, Painting, Crochet, Embroidery, whatever.
Here's my creation:
Yep I was the cute little one, LOL:
I'm pretty sure I was dying to get out of that dress but really don't remember at all.

Products Used: all paper-Making Memories Brooke; cardstock stickers-My Little Shoebox; 1971 stickers-Creative Memories; all other embellishments-Making Memories Noteworthy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Summer Camp 2010

Summer camp.... yes soon they will be upon us for 2011 but here are scene from 2010 of Nature Science camp (ya know, tree huggin /water quality / earth savin type of stuff)
Here's my creation:
I used SketchMania #40 for the layout and my oldest is the subject
The Sketch:
Products Used was such a mixed bag of un-marked & out of original packaging items. a few things I do know are: rubons-SEI Clair; cardstock-CTMH; light blue printed paper & chipboard flowers-American Crafts Letterbox; chipboard mat-DCWV

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Make a Wish

Today I decided to do the ole mix n match thing, so I combined the Color Combo from Just Us Girls that has a birthday theme with the sketch from 4 Crafty Chicks and the challenge to use birds from Unity Stamp.
Here's my creation:
I just got this embossing folder, I think it's going to be a fav
The pearl centers are from CTMH & I love them, they are tiny
Inside of the card is what I'm usually lacking in but today I give it a little something
The Sketch:
The Color Combo:
Products Used: cardstock, pearls & ink-CTMH: bird, floral & "wish" stamps-Unity (Growing in Unity); flowers-Prima; floral rubons-Fancy Pants; "make a"-CTMH; ribbon-SU

Friday, April 15, 2011

Vintage Revivals

insanely creative Mandi @ Vintage Revivals plus sponsors are giveaway a.................

ROOM MAKEOVER!!! At YOUR house! with THEIR stuff!

Why am I telling you this... I am NOT going to enter, I know you were worried about that! That's right, I'm one of those people (control freaks) that actually like the way their house is painted. When we built our house (that I designed thankyouverymuch, hold the applause) I was also the painter, went to the paint store to have it all mixed up & was told "I have never mixed this many colors of paint for one house before" by the paint dude. No I don't have pictures with me (at work), maybe I could add some later if I can edit out the dirty (could be a problem as my 2 month old brand spankin new vacuum BROKE! ack)
Here's a quick breakdown of the color by room: First Floor:
Living Room: Taupe, but not just blah Taupe I've been told by friend the "perfect" shade of Taupe with large tile fire place that has an Oak with Cherry inlaid Mantel & Uprights that my father-in-law built for us (it is beautiful)
Dining Room: mediumish Greenish Bluish, ok I really don't know the name of it but it's swirled with the color of the kitchen which is actually one large room with a cooking island in the middle
Kitchen: Bordeaux Purple with medium Oak Shaker style cabinets
Crafty Room: Midnight Blue
all other spaces, aka Entry, Powder Room, Laundry Room, Stairwell: Pale Lemonade
UpStairs: Master Bedroom & Bath: this one is kinda a weird color but it's a muddy olivish greenish brown but it works with the purple & gold sheers on the windows - people are always surprised that they like the combo
Oldest Boy's Room: Top 2/3 Sky Blue, Bottom 1/3 Dirt Brown, 18" Band in middle all around room Orange (plus I cut out guitars on my Cricut E and hung on the walls, 100% teen boy approved room)
Younger Boy's Room: you know those paint cards with 6 colors of paint on them... I had them ALL mixed, taped off the walls & colored from the top with the darkest color down to the floor with the lightest then blended between the two colors where the tape was... stamped some silver stars on the ceiling and falling down the walls
Boy Bathroom: under the sea... ragged the leftover blues from Younger Boy's Room onto the walls then stenciled & stamped sea creatures everywhere - it may be time to upgrade this room since I now have a 13 & 10 yo but they haven't complained yet - trust me they are very vocal!

So if you're still awake at the end of your mental tour of my house, go take a gander at Mandi's offering if you need a room redo in your house - maybe you'll win!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crossing Lines

*****CONTEST***** *****CONTEST***** *****CONTEST*****
Tonight I have a puzzle for you..... I used the color combo from The Paper Players along with lifting the card from Lisa over at Bellalistona to make this creation:
My challenge to you (FOR A PRIZE!!) is to list off as many of the different products I used to create this card as you can and be specific (i.e. brand & line/color). Just leave a comment with the items listed, the first correct person will win. You have until Saturday midnight before Easter to leave your answers, I'll announce the winner Easter evening (April 24). GO!

"What am I gonna win?" you ask... well lemme show ya:
That's My Little Shoe Box Cardstock Stickers Harmony & Cute as a Button; Making Memories Glimmer Cuts (sorry not in package), mini flower brads & cheeky trims; Lil Davis Designs Clear Stamps; and American Crafts trademarks white Lulu rub-on alphas! Sorry only open to US & Canada players

Monday, April 11, 2011


no trip to Silver Dollar City is complete without a visit to the jail, trust me for at least a portion of the day we wanted to leave them there!
My Creation:
The Color Combo:
Products Used: printed papers-Sassafras Nerdy Bird; Artic Blue Tattered Angels; 3 round rubons-Basic Grey Boxer; red cardstock-CTMH Cranberry; yellow cardstock-CTMH Buttercup; blue cardstock-SU Not Quite Navy; ink pad - CTMH Outdoor Denim; spray-Tattered Angels Slate; lettering cut with Cricut using Gypsy and the Paper Lace Cartridge.

TECHNIQUE NOTE: I embossed the Cranberry cardstock using a Tim Holtz embossing folder with my Sizzix Texture Botique, the rubbed my Outdoor Denim ink pad lightly across parts of it, after that I got out my sanding block and sanded down until I could see part of the white core of the cardstock.

Also a big DESIGN TEAM WELCOME!!! To Leanne, Linda, Lesley, Michele F & Michele K! They became a part of our team last week, please give them a warm welcome!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrapmaster's Paradise DT Submission

When applying for a Design Team, I always feel like I'm back in school taking a test. When I'm finished, I never feel like I did my best work which is true of these pages. Somehow they feel blah and it's not the best or most exciting that I've ever done. But I did enjoy it so even if I don't get on the DT, I've gotten two pages done of one of my favorite subjects.
We were supposed to use blue but could use other colors as well
Along with showing off some stamping of which I added some but not a ton
I wanted to use this embellishment set that I thought was perfect for my photos and my subject
Art in Nature was the title of my son's Nature Science Camp last summer.

I hope the ladies over at Scrapmaster's Paradise enjoy my work, maybe take a look at other projects I've done (hint hint) ;-)

Products Used: papers-Making Memories; Embellishments-Oriental Trading Post; inks-CTMH Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Topiary, Garden Green, Heavenly Blue & StazOn Timber Brown; leaf stamp set-CTMH Cherished Flourishes; flowers & bird-Basic Grey; alpha-CTMH; photo mat-Tim Holtz Grungeboard; splotches-Tim Holtz Alchohol Ink in Citrus

A little bird told me

4 Crafty Chicks has a color inspiration photo this week and I'm still working on little gift boxes for my Colorado Retreat Girlfriends, a great combination! Here's my little creation:
First I cut out the box, not knowing the final shape (instruction booklets are overrated, right?) then I realized that it looks like a bird house to me
Products Used: printed paper-Basic Grey Green at heart; cardstock-CTMH; bird stamp-CTMH Felicity; blue inks-CTMH Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Pacifica; ink ink-SU Rich Razzleberry; twine-The Twinery

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums

This is one of my mom's favorite pictures of me, in fact it was her Christmas card one year... I think I was in my 20's when she did that. Here's my creations:
Title:The Fairy:
The Sketch:
Products Used: printed paper-Basic Grey Euphoria; glitter paper-American Crafts; Metallic paper-Making Memories Slice; cardstock-CTMH Hydrangea; corner pieces-Making Memories Glitter Bling; "sweet"-Making Memories Eclectic Metal Signs; green bling-Imaginisce Hot Rox; "Dreams"- Cricut with Gypsy & Paper Lace Cartridge; "Visions of Sugarplums"-Cricut with Gypsy & Jasmine Cartridge; DigiStamp from Stamp-n-Doodle

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shopping @ The Market

I'm not a girly girl...
I'm outdoors, sleeping in a tent, found riding a mountain bike with mud splatters on my back, nature & Jeep lovin girl.
cir 1990
But I LOVE this color combo, it gets my inner girly girl all kinds of excited to paint my nails & wear high heals.
Products Used: Printed papers-Teresa Collins Posh; black & watermelon cardstock (big butterflly)-CTMH; printed flowers, pearl brads; oval bling; stick pens-Making Memories Wedding & Paper Reverie lines; black flowers,white & pink bling-came with my iRock from Imaginisce; black bling-e.; pink flowers-Imaginisce large alpha stamp set-Felicity by CTMH; small alpha stamp set-Atomic Lower by CTMH: numbers-misc

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Sweet Mother

I don't know if some know that I'm on the Design Team for Crop Chocolate aka a Chocolatier. Our fearless leader, Amber, has been issuing challenges to us for our creations. For April the challenge theme is Spring.
My Creation:
My mom use to model for Wal-Mart back in the '70's. This photo is from 1976 and this is the last of her modeling photos I have.
My mom is now in her 60's and still quite beautiful, of course in a completely different way but you can see photos of her later.
Products Used:
Most of the products used I purchased from Crop Chocolate at a discount price. The exceptions being CTMH's ink pad; 7 Gypsies Family Stamp Set; and the Prima Flowers. Items purchased at great prices from Crop Chocolate are: Bo Bunny Gaberielle; Making Memories Flutter, Metal Butterflies, and PitterPatter; American Crafts Elements Pearl Brads.