Thursday, January 26, 2012

WeScrap + CropChocolate = Blog Hop!

WeScrap & CropChocolate have joined forces to bring you a pre-Valentine's Day Blog Hop with lots of love to share.

You should have arrived here from Moon Scrap's blog but if you're just arriving out of the blue, please go to Engineering Memorioes to get started!

What do you need to do to be eligible to win?  Post a comment on each of our Crop Chocolate Designer's blogs, then finish up at The Crop.Crop Chocolate will be giving away 2 kits from WeScrap of the winner's choosing donated by WeScrap!

ALSO  WeScrap will be giving away 4 sets of $25 CropCredits to shop on CropChocolate on Feb. 1.  You will need to go to WeScrap & follow their instruction to be eligible for those.

On to my creation.... nothing like a little vase of yumminess, so I cut out 18 hearts using my Cricut & Gypsy with the CloseToMyHeart Art Philosophy cartridge.  Then I punched out a bunch of leaves using The Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies.

Using large Zots and a floral wire "stem" I attached the hearts to random lengths of wire, and added leaves.  Using stickles, I added a bit of bling here & there. Finally I used Liquid Pearls for the addition of LOVE on the top "flower" heart.  Added to a vase filled with coffee beans and a wire edged ribbon for a cute little centerpiece!

Printed Papers - Echo Park Yours Truly, Making Memories Love Struck

Solid Cardstock - Stampin Up

Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Stickles - Christmas Red & Eucalyptus

Your next stop is Scrappy Canuck!  Don't forget to comment everywhere you go :-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lock & Key

This is my THIRD post for the day, please take a look at the other two

I'm channeling Madonna "Open your heart to me, baby... I hold the lock & you hold the key" I loved that song, sang it all the time as a teen. ok ok now you know I'm

I combined Tuesday Morning Sketches with Papertake Weekly Challenge of Happy Highlights to create this beauty... I love how it turned out as much as I loved that Madonna song!

Printed Paper - Echo Park Yours Truly

Lock - My Mindy's Eye Stella & Rose Bits & Pieces

Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Stamp - CloseToMyHeart Key to my Heart

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Black

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Stickles - Christmas Red


Ribbon - Misc

Sentiment - CloseToMyHeart Key to my Heart

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Black

Key - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Bits & Pieces


Card Positioning System's latest sketch is one that always looks nice, no matter what I throw at it.

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Marjolaine

Brown Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Green Distress & Sentiment Ink - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Brown Ink on Dog - CloseToMyHeart Chocolate

Stamps - Viva Las Vegas

hearts you say

Fetch A Sketch has a cute little sketch using stars but I'm not really a star person, hearts it is!

Background Paper - Luxe Sugar Cookie

Dot & Plaid Paper - Making Memories Love Struck

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Heart Punches - Creative Memories

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Sentiment - Unity Sentiments O'Simple
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Blush

Monday, January 23, 2012


Mojo Monday's sketch turned on its side:-)

Printed Paper - Echo Park a walk in the park

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy

Vellum - misc folder

Sentiment - Paper Trey Ink

Sentiment Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa

Brads - Making Memories


Sentiment & Cross - Paper Trey Ink

Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Missing You

For this fun card, I combined Sketch Frenzy Friday's sketch with Raise The Bar's challenge of circles (aka "ring)

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Girl

Cardstock (branch) - CloseToMyHeart Brown Bag

Stamp (branch) - CloseToMyHeart Weathered Backgrounds

Ink (Branch) - CloseToMyHeart Brown Bag

Detailing (Branch) - Smooch

Die Cut (Branch & Leaves) - Gypsy Wanderings

Die Cut (Bird) - Gypsy Font

Cardstock (Bird) - CloseToMyHeart Sorbet, Taffy

Stickles Ice

Cardstock (Leaves) - CloseToMyHeart Sweet Leaf

Detailing (Leaves) - Copic marker & Smooch

Grunge Board


Sentiment - Scrapmaster's Paradise

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Sunset

Friday, January 20, 2012

so many thanks

I'm so happy I decided to do this sketch from Pals Paper Arts

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Stamp - Unity Happy Everything

Ink on Stamp - Memento Rich Cocoa

Coloring - Copic Markers

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves


Stamp - Unity Happy Everything

Ink - Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves

Thursday, January 19, 2012

happy everything

I got WAY into making this card!

Sketch is from Card Patterns: Sketch 148

Flowers cut on Cricut Expression using Gypsy with CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge. Rolled then sprayed with Tattered Angels.

Bird cage is cardstock die cut, covered in VersaMark and dipped in Silver Zing powder before heating.

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye

Twine - The Twinery

Ribbon - Stampin Up

Brown Fiber - Misc.

Light Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Stain Wild Honey

Darker Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo


Stamp - Unity Happy Everything

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Sunset

Love Note

Skipping Stones Design has a cute little sketch up right now, go take a look & make something!

Printed Paper & Sentiment - Cosmo Cricket Chemistry Crafting Kit

Brads - My Mind's Eye Lush

Brown Cardstock - Stampin Up

Inside is blank (I'm a slacker)

of course it's Valentine's!

Chicks Challenges {with Ippity}'s latest sketch was just what I needed, yesterday I was in a paper funk so bad, I couldn't make a single thing (no matter HOW simple, not good)

Get Hippity with Ippity has a HEART challenge too!

Stamp Set - Ippity Music of My Heart

Ink on Stamp - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

All Paper - Basic Grey Bittersweet

Chipboard Tag - Bazzill Chips from Crop Chocolate

Paint on Chipboard Tag - Making Memories Scrapbook Colors Rose Petal

Bling - Making Memories Glitter Bling

Ribbon & Hearts - Making Memories Love Struck Trims

Twine - The Twinery

Stamp - Unity Love
Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

8 Days a Week

Yes, I do love them 8 Days a Week!  I received this metal 8 from 7 Gypsies in a monthly kit a couple of years ago & held onto it because I knew something great would pop up!  Well it did... Amber challenged the Crop Chocolate Design Team (yep, I'm one of them!) to use a song as inspiration for our January projects... how perfect it that?!

Here's a link to my video to create this page: Crop Chocolate's The Crop, please feel free to lift away!

Products Used:
Tim Holtz/Ranger Crackle Paint Rock Candy
7 Gypsies Metal Number Plate 8
Teresa Collins Noel Paper (music side)
Lyrics to song
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Old Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Tool
Glitz Rub-on 12” Grid
Dear Lizzy Black Alpha from American Crafts
Miscellaneous black alpha
Lush Alpha in Black from My Mind’s Eye
Lush Paper in Black from My Mind’s Eye
Making Memories Piercing Tool/Ball Tip
7 Gypsies Black Velvet Flowers & Leaf
Large Glue Dots

3 Photos @ 2-1/4”3-1/2” each

  1. coat metal number plate with crackle paint, allow to dry
  2. trim lyrics to song into a strip, distress edges with Old Paper ink using TH Tool
  3. wad lyrics strip into tight ball, flatten back out, ink high points on paper
  4. distress edges of Teresa Collins paper with Old Paper ink using TH tool, repeat with Vintage Photo ink
  5. create coffee stains with Vintage Photo ink (I recommend watching D2’s video on how to do this)
  6. apply rub-on about 2-1/4” from right edge of paper
  7. adhear lyrics strip to page (except bottom)
  8. mount photos on Black Lush Paper & adhear them to page on top of rub-on
  9. lay metal number plate on page (do not adhear yet)
  10. apply lettering under number plate
  11. adhear flower to page (I used a large glue dot in center & on each petal where the petals begin to turn up)
  12. adhear metal number plate to flower using glue does
  13. adhear leaf using glue dots under bottom of lyrics strip, making sure leaf does not hang off paper

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


More My Mind's Eye Sketchy goodness, this time a scrapbook layout with a "new" theme".  I took "new" for New Years & combine it with our family photo from 2011 (I love this photo and the boys didn't fight or whine!)

Printed Paper, Trims, Green Pearls - My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas

Bling "&" - Basic Grey

Ink & Alpha Stamps - CloseToMyHeart

Distress Ink & Splotches - Tim Holtz Distress Stain


You all know how much I love My Mind's Eye, you see it all the time here on my blog.  You also know how much I love me some sketches ;-)  Today's creation is brought to you from a sketch on the MME blog!  How perfect is that?

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye American Made

Blue Ink - Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

twine - The Twinery

"Thank You" Sentiment - Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Star Punch - Creative Memories

White Brad - Hobby Lobby

White Tag - misc


I printed this on my printer

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm here

for you

Sketch Frenzy Friday had the extremely simple card which is perfect for a sympathy card IMO and I need some of those for my little card shop over on Crop Chocolate (see side bar for a link, I'm hoping to add more cards today)

Cardbase - Stampin Up

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life

Accent Card Stock - Core'dination

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Brad - 7 Gypsies

Sentiment - Scrapmaster's Paradise

Black Ink - CloseToMyHeart

I chose to leave the inside blank but with a lighter accent piece so the sender could write their sorrow to the recipient.

Cardstock - Stampin Up

Ink - Tim Holtz Forest Moss

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Get Well Friend

This is my FIFTH post today, please scroll thru them all :-)

"A Banner of A New Year" is what Raise The Bar would like to see

I cut my banner pieces by hand with scissors

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Girl

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Watermelon

Alpha Stamps - CloseToMyHeart A Typeface

You can always

lean on me.

Chick Challenges {with Ippity} sketch only  I turned it upsidedown.

Ippity Flowers Stamp Set - Faith Blooms

Unity Sentiment Stamp Set - Family Dynamix

Brown Ink - Momento Rich Cocoa

Ribbon - Stampin Up

Brad - American Crafts Dear Lizzy

Flower Card - Sassafras Paper Whimsies

Distress Stickles

Glossy Accents

TH Broken China sponged to top portion

discover paradise... escape

Pretty Patterns Sketch has a simple sketch for us to play with, I had to modify just a tad to get my pre-printed sentiment to fit.

Along with a challenge from Dutch Dare Cards of "For The Boys"

This Digi is so cute, I've been wanting to use it for a while.  Got it from Two for Tuesday's blog.

Printed Paper - Fancy Pants Rusted Sun

Buttons & Sentiment - Making Memories Panorama

Stickles - Distressed Scattered Straw

Colored Pencils

Umbrella covered in Glossy Accents

How Many Candles?

yet another missed dealine.... oh well, I tried!

I went ahead & finished the card using the Sketch from Just Us Girls

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Boy

Cake Stamp - CloseToMyHeart It's Your Day

All Ink - CloseToMyHeart

Stickles - Crystal

Bad Handwritting - all mine! lol

Precious Baby Boy

I missed the deadline to get this one in for the drawing over on SketchSaturday but I'm ok with that, I had most of it done yesterday be I just had to go to bed last night!

Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road

Metal Words - Making Memories

Distressing Ink - CloseToMyHeart Chocolate

Digi - Two for Tuesday

Friday, January 13, 2012

Love at the Copacabana

Simon Says Stamp & Show say Red Letter

The Stamp Man Challenges says RED

The Sweet Stop provided a sweet sketch
Printed Paper - Echo Park Yours Truly

Distressing Ink - CloseToMyHeart Tulip

Stamp Set - CloseToMyHeart Soul Mates

Stamp Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry

Thursday, January 12, 2012


4 Crafty Chicks is cooking with a recipe this week.... you get 1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons, and 3 Layers

Also for Annabelle Stamps theme of Anything Goes

Printed Papers - My Mind's Eye Paris & Co.

Ranger Glossy Accents (spread over top printed paper with finger top for swirls)

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye

Ribbon - May Arts

Flowers & Brown Button - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Cream Button - Jenni Bowlin self-adhesive buttons

Key - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Bits & Pieces

Twine - The Twinery

Cardstock - Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection

Die Cut - Cricut Expression+Gypsy with Wall Decor & More cartridge

Ink used to outline Die Cut - Copic Marker Dark Pink RV34

Stamps - CloseToMyHeart
"Girl" Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye
"friend" Ink - CloseToMyHeart Chcolate