Monday, May 30, 2011

Self Portrait 1988

Printed Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria; Cardstock: Stampin Up
Die: Fanciful Flight from Tim Holtz; center brad-Making Memories brad combo
"Girl"-Making Memories Eclectic Metal Signs
Other products Used: Martha Stewart Lace Punch

Monday, May 23, 2011


My cousin's oldest daughter graduates high school today! This is the card I made for Olivia:

all paper & cardstock from Stampin Up!
butterfly was cut from Paper Lace cartridge & gems are from iRock

Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, lace is from Martha Stewart punch, stamp & ink are CTMH, and little flowers are Making Memories With Love

Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo this week:

UPDATE: I got the sweetest Thank You note from her, she loved the card!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MyUnityPlace Challenge {1 Layer card}

I figured since the example card showed a ribbon across the top then a bit of twine would be ok as well :-) Here's my creation:
I'm really happy with how it turned out. To make this a one layer card, I stamped the image on my card & on a scratch piece of cardstock, then I fussy cut the scratch on out & used temporary glue dots to place it directly on top of the image I'd stamped on the card, next I used 3 different Smooch Spritz to spray the card, next I stamped the music with StazOn on top of the scratch bird as well, last I removed the scratch bird & tadah... white bird is "on top" of everything else.

Products Used:Stamps all from Unity, Twine from The Twinery, ink-Black StazOn, green-CTMH

So my friends over at CropChocolated wanted to see "the reverse" which isn't a 1-layer card but uses the overlay bird on black cardstock... I reversed everything I thought would look good & NICE - Thanks Girls!
White ink-CTMH: white embossing powder-Stampin Up

Monday, May 16, 2011

Picture Perfect Sketch

Something exciting this week at Picture Perfect Creations... a Sketch! I love Sketches but then I love color combos too. Here's my creation:
Isn't George The Airedale the cutest? I got him from Spyder's Corner, she's a great artist selling digi-stamps
my 10-yo son loved this card, it made his gol (giggle out loud)

Here's the sketch:
Products Used: card base & envelope-DMD; all papers-Basic Grey Granola (used both the 12x12 print, background, and the 6x6 print, flower); brads-Making Memories Paperie; ribbon-Stampin Up; ink-CloseToMyHeart Chocolate & Outdoor Denim; stamp sets-CloseToMyHeart; Copic Markers

Monday, May 9, 2011

PPC #58

What do you make when you're on a DT with a color combo and the colors just don't work for your brain? Think outside your normal box, or in my case no scrapbook page or card would work for me. Here's my creations:
and no gifts from me are complete without a Jeep :-)
or a butterfly!
The Color Combo:
Products Used: Stamping Up cardstock; twine from The Twinery; bling - Stampin Up Pretties Kit; stamp-Unity's "Having Fun"; ink-StazOn in Timber; Stickles; butterfly-Indie Art cartridge using Cricut with Gypsy

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The second of two!

I can't believe I actually got two projects finished for the Chocolatiers using mainly products I purchased from Crop Chocolate! Here's my second creation:
Gosh we were such babies but really I think I was 20 so that would make Ron 22 here.
And he WAS the one and still is, almost 18 years married now plus we dated for 4 before that.
Products Used: all papers & brown ribbons-My Minds Eye Lush (Brown kit & Red/Black kit); brown rose & bling-Making Memories Paper Reverie Brun; clip & brown flowers-Making Memories Paperie Mocha collection; yellow flowers-Prima; title block-Making Memories 5th Avenue; title lettering-Making Memories Alphabet Charms Details random letters in antique copper; both red ribbons & yellow trim-misc

The first of two...

This is my first post of two for today :-) yea me! lol

May project for my Crop Chocolate Chocolatier responsibility I had no clue what to do for the theme of "FreeStyle" so I asked for a little help from a friend for a challenge... she gave me "Black & White ONLY". That I can do!
This is my oldest getting ready to sing at Carnegie Hall, Feb. 2011 with the University's Children's Choir
I stamped Black ink on black paper to make the butterfly then added pearls for it's body
Changing the chipboard cutout to white then I stamped on it with Black StazOn
Products I used from Crop Chocolate:
The Details:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Granny, Gramy, Nana, MeeMaw, Grandma

What would I have called her? I don't know, we never met. But I think we would have been great friends! Here's my creation this week:
This is the last picture I have of my grandma. We lost her when my mom was only 9
This week's color combo at Picture Perfect Creations:
Products Used: background cardstock-Fancy Pants Simplicity; checked mat & floral paper (the reverse) GCD Studios Melody Ross; pink paper along left edge-pink pirouette cardstock Stampin Up; large pink flower-Prima; smaller flowers & all pink buttons-Making Memories NoteWorthy; rub-ons-Fancy Pants Simplicity; green buttons-misc; clip-Making Memories metal clips Expressions; twine-The Twinery; Stickles; silver flourish brad-CTMH