Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I am trying to get a lot done while work is slow & today I came across a sketch at 365 Cards with White Space.  Those who know me well know... White space & I aren't friends ;-)  But here's my creation:
oooo, I think I like it!
Products Used: patterned paperr - MME Lost & Found Market Street; ribbon - Making Memories Love Struck; heart  - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; heart stamp & all ink - CTMH.

I got my MME Lost & Found Market Street & Making Memories Love Struck from CROP CHOCOLATE!

Friendship Blessings

Skipping Stones Design Sketch #91 is so basic it was almost hard to do but I think I created something that works.  Here's my creation:
I used Basic Grey Marjolaine 6x6 paper pad; Tim Holtz Faded Denim Ink Pad & Peeled Paint Stain; Friendship Blessings and Chocolate Ink Pad from CTMH

I got my Basic Grey Marjoline from CROP CHOCOLATE, delicious products at amazing prices!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just Because

searching thru for a sketch to play with, I ran across one & made this creation:
I stickled the flowers to give them a bit more POP!  Here's the overall card:
I found the sketch at Scraps of our Life and know she sketched it for someone else but I just couldn't find a place to upload, hoping she gets back with me to do that.
Cardstock-Coordinations; Printed Papers - PAPERTREYink; flower stamp - Unity; Saying Stamp - Basic Grey Delta; inks - CTMH Topiary & Watermelon; Ribbon - Making Memories Flower Patch; Stickles & colored pencils

Hello Friend

so work has been a bit slow this week which is nice since it gave me time to create a card for a friend in the hospital.  Here's my creation:
I used The Paper Players Sketch #61 to start with.  Printed paper - Making Memories Flea Market; Words, Ink & Cardstock - CTMH; Bird Image - Unity; Bling - Basic Grey; Ribbon - Hobby Lobby; colored pencils

Monday, August 29, 2011

Make it BOOM

4th of July - Check
Green Army Men - Check
a mom willing to watch the carnage - Check

today work was a little slow so I decided to do a sketch from my blog list that I follow... I easily found Creative Scrappers Sketch #171, what fun!
Products Used: cardstock & ink-CTMH, printed paper-Pink Paislee, brads-365 Degrees, Cricut Cartridge-Hello Kitty Font, stamp set-J & L Design Co

my last PPC as a Designer

my life has gotten very busy... first my job, our business finally hit the skids and with that we had to shut the doors to the fab place I've worked for the past 6 years BUT since my bosses are super guys, they found 4 of us jobs with another company.  We are incredibly busy, haven't been this busy in YEARS... something had to give.  Unfortunately, it's PPC. So I'm going out with a bang!  The Current color combo creation:
 The cute little stamp set I used was from MME Find & Dandy True Blue with Stampin Up ink. I stamped & fussy cut the flowers.
 The centers of the flowers are glittery brads from Making Memries.

Here is this week's color combo for ANY crafty item!  Go over to Picture Perfect Creations & show us what you've made :-)
The following is a little montage of what I think has been my best work with PPC over the past year+ as a Designer.... hope you enjoy it & please let me know which is your favorite!!

Posted in no particular order: CC#6, CC#11, CC#15, CC#19, CC#26, CC#32, CC#34, CC#38, CC#54, CC#57, CC#59, CC#61, CC#68

Friday, August 26, 2011

Collage Inspiration WINNER!

The entrants were:
1.Wendy7.Stephanie13.Mom2Two (Jenni)
2.Dee Dee8.Jasmine14.Yvonne Dixon
3.Christina9.Nina N15.Heather- sweetpea
4.Tawn10.Jennifer16.You're next!
6.Amber!12.Karen - Scrappy Canuck

And the winner is.........

Jennifer @ Flitterby Creations - send me an email ScrapAddictsAttic @ gmail dot com for your winnings :-)  You have one week from the end of entry to contact me!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Ahhh, Summer!
It's the time when schools out and the kids go crazy for anything out of the norm.  These pics were from over a year ago just before school started.  The boys had a great day!
ok we may have had a little fun too!

Products Used: Fancy Pants Rusted Sun, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Stickles, Twine from The Twinery

This week's Picture Perfect Creations challenge is a theme:  SUMMERTIME! That's right, make some kind of crafty creation & post over on the PPC blog :-)

Friday, August 19, 2011

a little help from a stranger

from far away... 

a scrappy friend told me of a family with two little boys, a mama & a sick daddy.  Unfortunately the sick daddy passed away.  But as scrappy friends do, we are working on some scrapbook pages for the mama to add photos of what precious little time daddy had with his two boys.  Daddy liked playing soccer so I made my pages in memory of his sport
It's hard to see but the white of the ball is glossy and looks amazing.  I hope they get a ton of joy from these simple pages.  I made two sets so each boy can have his own.

The Twinery Give-Away

Today Friday, August 19th ONLY!!!  Get yourself to THE TWINERY now!

a Challenge of my own making

 Since I've become a Chocolatier for Crop Chocolate, I'm also on the Focus Group for Crop Chocolate kinda as a helper to Amber who runs the show.  Amber asked that I throw out a challenge to everyone on the Focus Group.  This was my inspiration pic:
and Here is my creation:
 butterfly deatils
 Make a wish....
It's hard to tell but after I embossed the dandelion, I added white flocking to make it fuzzy.  And I sent it to my friend Michele's daughter Hannah for her birthday.  I hope she loved receiving it as much as I loved creating it.

If you'd like to take the challenge & enter it using Mr. Linky below, I'll have a random drawing on Friday, August 26 noon CST.  Open to US & Canada.  PLEASE link directly to your creation post & not just your blog!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Bffs are bffs for a reason

cuz we've been thru it all together and we still love each other.  Oh we love our husbands & kids too but she could seriously tell me anything and I'd still want her in my life.  We have been friends for over 30 years

Products Used: all cardstock & paper - SU!; cuttlebug embossing folder & die; Making Memories ribbon & heart slide

Come join Picture Perfect Creations & make any crafty item out of this color combo:
 The post to Picture Perfect Creations blog!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bling It Up Winner

The entries for my little contest were amazing!  Completely loved them.  The players were:

1.Yvonne Dixon4.Christina

2.Tawn5.Amber Reade  
3.Dee Dee Catron6.Corrie

Thanks so much for playing ladies!

Monday, August 8, 2011


 There is nothing quite like jumping and jumping and jumping until you're all jumped out! That is exactly what Ike did last year at our city's 4th celebration.  Here's my creation:
 even fun on your butt

Products used: background paper-Coordinations; splatteres-TH Distress Stain in Peeled Paint & Forest Moss;  my technique:
that's right it really DOES stain! lol back to the list, patterned paper-Echo Park's Summer Days; banner cardstock-SU!; Cricut Cartridge for lettering-Plantin SchookBook; twine from The Twinery; misc eyelets

This week's Picture Perfect Creations Color combo for ALL crafts:
don't forget to post a link to your creative blog post!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Official Crop Chocolate Blog Hop!

 I've been selected to be on the Crop Chocolate Design Team!  I'm so very excited :-)
(Yes that is THE necklace I wore to Prom!)
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Crop Chocolate is sponsoring this Blog Hop with a nice candy!  To qualify you need to go to each blog and leave a comment & follow
If you happened to stumble across this blog and you don't know what is.... it's an online, deal-at-a-time site where you can store your purchases until you're ready to check out! If you haven't checked it out, click HERE and see for yourself how great it is. 
If you just stumbled across this blog hop, please go to THE CROP, Crop Chocolate's blog & get started.  If you arrived here from Moon - Jenn's you are in the right place!
The Crop - Crop Chocolate
bethd488 - Beth
*JeepMama - Paula  - you are here! Welcome*

After you've posted a comment for me, please continue on to runzalot81 - Alissa's blog to keep on hopping.... come back later & take my challenge!
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Now on to my Creation:
Bling it up! That's right & that's what I did for my Junior Prom way back in 1986
No I didn't attend alone but well, where I put that picture of me & my date is anybodies guess.
Products Used from Crop Chocolate:
My Mind’s Eye Union Square Kit
Making Memories Noir Baubles
Making Memories Noir Paper Reverie
Making  Memories Noir Gems & Brads

Products Used not from Crop Chocolate:
Decorative Scroll from Dusty Attic
Wax Sealing from The Paper Studio
Rose Paper from Creative Imaginations
Heart Brad from Creative Imaginations
Music Rub-On from Glitz
Black Ribbon from May Arts
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CHALLENGE: in addition to the official CC Blog Hop, this also serves as a Special Challenge to my followers.  Make an NEW All Blinged Up Project (any kind of project will do as long as you make it), link with Mr. Link below....directly to your creation (not just your blog), and leave a comment for me and you'll be entered for my prize.
*My Prize includes some Stampin Up die cuts & chalk, papers from Close To my Heart, 7 Gypsies Flowers, Mini Brads from Colorbok, bug tokens from Doodlebug Design Inc, whatever else I find to throw in there!
*My prize is only open to mailing addresses in the US & Canada.
*Enter your design before Friday, Aug. 12 @ 7:00am CST to be in the random drawing!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tag, You're It!

I was struggling with this, just didn't know what to do
so I punched our the 16 Very Vanilla hearts to make the flower, the grabbed my Concord Crush with one of those finger inker thingies and went to town inking away, once I put it together on my paper piercer... well, I loved it, snagged my brad & went "Wow"  lol

Other Views of my creation:

Products I used: Cardstock & Ink - Stampin Up; Stamp set-Tim Holtz Papillon; Top Boss with Zing in purple; lace from Making Memories; fiber & brad from CTMH; other ribbons misc.
Go whip up your own purple on purple creations & post it over on Picture Perfect Creations blog