Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crop Chocolate Challenge#16

That's right, another weekly challenge has been posted over on Crop Chocolate and this time we're to get INKY!  I love messy, inky goodness so of course I'm game :-)

Orange Spray - Tattered Angles Chalkboard Alaskan Salmon

Green Spray - Tattered Angles Chalkboard Fairway

Stamp Set - Fancy Panyts Doodles and Things

Ribbon - Making Memories Celery

Black Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Stamp Set - Basic Grey

Black Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

a giftie from my Ippity Chick!

whoop whoop, I won over on Maria Levine's blog & she sent me a great little prize package with paper, ribbon, buttons, and (of course) stamps! how sweet is that?!

I jumped in & made this card with Itty Bitty called "Counts as a Fruit"... love love love

I used the current sketch from Card Positioning Systems

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Lemonade

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Twine - The Twinery

Memento Ink with Copies

White Puffy Paint

Red Ink - Creative Memories Pen

Liquid glass (on cherry)

Green Ink - Smooch

Yellow Ink - Pen from Portafolia

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry

Choose Marie Levine as your Ippity Chick!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bravo Grad

one of my nephews is graduating from high school, got his announcement today in the mail.... I'm so proud of Nathan, even though we're not close but I'm proud none the less.  And he's going to college, playing ball so that's saying something too

Today I used Pretty Patterns Sketch#62 for this manly card

Papers - Authentique Genuine

Bravo Stamp - CTMH Bravo

Flourish Stamp - CTMH Felicity

All Ink - CTMH Outdoor Denim

Alpha Stickers - Making Memories Metro Mini Shimmer in Gold


Alpha Stamps - CTMH Felicity

Special Order!

My #1 customer, ok my only customer, placed a special order with me this week & I have LOVED making these cards for her!  Thank you SO MUCH Melissa, for keeping me going ;-)

Also, I entered the Hot Air Balloon one into Hiding in my Craft Room's challenges of Father's Day!

-> About the card on the right:
Stamps from Unity & CTMH
Ink from CTMH
Sky was painted using Glimmer Glaze

Background Paper from My Mind's eye

Balloons Paper from Authentique

Balloon & Clouds Stamps from Unity

Alphas from CTMH

Ink - Tim Holtz

Printed Papers my My Mind's Eye

Vellum is misc stash

Stamp from Paper Trey Ink

Ink - Tim Holtz

The "sun" is just two flower cuts with a crease down the middle, super easy with a couple of foam dots under for spacing... easy enough!

and this little cutie, well it's all Unity stamps


Fabric paint (the lime green)

and the background was painted with some old Making Memories paint then layered with Glimmer Glam

Inside last card, my hand-writing using a Creative Memories pen

If you'd like some custom cards made, please give me a shout!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Crop Chocolate posted their weekly contest a bit earlier today of using some thing homemade (so I made this ribbon flower) and 3 colors

I also used this great layering sketch from Card Positioning Systems

Paper - Basic Grey Marjolaine 6x6

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Button - Making Memories  Paperie Greenhouse

Ribbon - Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim

Stamp - Unity KOTM April 2012 Follow Your Own

Ink - Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire

Tag - Misc stash

Friday, May 18, 2012

i am thankful

so The Old Back Porch lead me to

Color Throwdown!  what a great combo :-)  Thanks

I love Stickles!  there I said it... and all kinds of Stickles too... Ice Stickles, regular glittery Stickles. and on top of the pile would be Distressed Stickles!  yummm

Papers - My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair

Cricut Cartridge - Flower Shoppe

Cardstock - SU Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo

Stamp - Unity the TIME is NOW

Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

buzzing beauty

Deconstructing Jen's sketch today was irresistible to me, so I whipped out this brand new Authentique Paper & started playing

I love this image! - Ippity Bloom & Simplify

Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Papers - Authentique Carefree 6x6

Bling & Pearls - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Flowers - Celebrate It Occasions

Markers - Bic Mark It

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap


Stamp - - Ippity Bloom & Simplify

Ink - Tim Holtz Ripe Preserves


For this one, I used Chick Challenges {with Ippity} sketch

"Faith" - Unity Dare to Soar

Floral Stamps - Unity Believe in Fairytales

Brown Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Yellow Ink - Tim Holtz Mustard Seed

Bling - Basic Grey Bling It

Papes - Glitz Vintage Blue


Stamp - Unity Believe in Fairytales

Ink - Tim Holtz Mustard Seed

Thursday, May 17, 2012

keep your mind & heart

on the Splendid Things

Pals Paper Arts had just the sketch for me to use my brand spankin new 6x6 Basic Grey Little Black Dress pad!  LOVE this paper

Punch - Martha Stewart

Flower Brads - Making Memories With Love

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Tea Dye

Stamp - Ippity Make Your  Mark

Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot


Stamp - Ippity Splendid Things

Ink- Tim Holtz Black Soot

just wanted to say


Finally getting back to making a few things after the crazy National Scrapbook Day... eeerrr Week I had! lol  I made so much stuff, I got completely scrapped out

Sketch Provided by Get Hippity with Ippity

Color Challenge Provided by Crop Chocoalte

All Papers - Basic Grey Granola

Stamps - Ippity Make Your Mark (sending a big THANK YOU out to Aletha Williams at for this sweet set!)

Momento - Rich Cocoa

Copics - Frost Blue B00, Smoky Blue B45, Blue Berry BV04, Warm Gray W3

Butterfly - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Tattered Angels - Moonlight

Distressing - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs


Stamp Set - Basic Grey

Inks - CTMH Indian Corn Blue & Outdoor Denim

Friday, May 11, 2012


ohhhh Unity.... how I love Unity Stamp Co.  no really, I do!

-> that set: Sentiment O'Simple (got it from Crop Chocolate for a great price!)

<- this set: Believe in Fairytales (which I got from Unity on clearance, if you can believe that.  You'll be seeing more of this set very soon)

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Love Me Do

Cardstock - CTMH

Black Ink - TH Distress Ink Black Soot

Red Ink - TH Distress Ink Fired Brick

Brown Ink - Bic Mark It pen

Green Ink - Copic Lime Green G21

CTMH Liquid Glass

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

we go Together

Like Authentique Paper & these embellishments :-)

The sketch I use was provided by Authentique Paper's blog

Products Used:
Paper - Authentique Genuine

Sentiment - Unity Love You to Pieces

Ink - CTMH Outdoor Denim

Flowers - Imaginisce

Brad - Hobby Lobby

Ribbon - CTMM

Twine - The Twinery

Monday, May 7, 2012

CC+OMC - Honeymoon

 Normally known as the best part of the wedding, this challenge is to create a mini album of your honeymoon or, if you're like me & scrapped that LOOOONG ago, make a mini album of a vacation.

My loyal followers know my oldest son was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall a little over a year ago and I had it all laid out & ready to scrap, slowly building over time.  This gave me a great opportunity to put it all together for him.  He's very happy with it so that makes it all worth it!

CC Products:
Teresa Collins - World Travler Memory Album Kit (this is the BIGGEST part of this mini, there is SO MUCH stuff in this kit and for the CC price, well it was complete worth it)

Making Memories - Wedding (Overlay with dots & swirl)
Making Memories - Paperie Mocha
Making Memories - Paper Reverie Brun Antique

 Making Memories - Acetate Mixed Patterns by Slice
Basic Grey - Kraft Brads
Making Memories - Paperie Rouge Brads
Basic Grey - Take Note Basic Manila
Making Memories - Scrapbook Basics Mat Stack (Black PolkaDot Paper)
Jillibean - Bean Stalks (Red Gingham Ribbon)
Basic Grey – Archaic Paper
Teresa Collins - Noel
Tattered Angels - Red-Nosed Reindeer
Making Memories - Metro Mini Shimmer Alphas

Teresa Collins - World Traveler 6x6
My Mind’s Eye - Lush Brads in Navy
My Mind’s Eye - American Made
Pink Paislee - Old School*School Days
Xyron Double-Sided Photo Tap

 Non-CC Products:
CloseToMyHeart - Cranberry Ribbon & Ink, Black Ink & Cardstock, Cocoa Cardstock, Brown Bag Cardstock,  Alpha Stamps, White feathery flowers, Peach Butterfly, Gray Cardstock, 3-D Foam Tape
Basic Grey - Basics Trims

Martha Stewart Punches
My Little Shoebox - White “Delightful” overlay
Creative Imaginations - Christine Adolph Red Stripe cardstock, Music Acetate Overlay, Heart Brad
Pink Paislee - 365 Degrees Red Rubon

Tim Holtz - Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz - Distress Stain in Barn Red
Heidi Swapp World Travler Dots
Petaloo - Flora Doodles
DieCutWithAView - the Downtown Loft stack
e. Pearls and Crystals in Black
Misc - White fabric flowers, Black Sheer Ribbon, White RicRac, Red with white Ribbon, velvet paper

Sorry for such a LONG list of supplies but this "mini" album is like a Maxi-mini ;-)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

CC+OMC Challenge Wedding Colors

nope, these were not my wedding colors but they are my favorite colors.... Lime & Purple, pretty much any shade of either works for me tho, I'm not that picky

Today finishes up the wedding between Crop Chocolate & Oh My Crafts, come join in the challenges, get caught up on the back challenge & maybe even do a little shopping along the way!

Up, Up, and Away!  Oh I wish I could go today...

CC Products:
My Mind’s Eye – Lush Green
Basic Grey – Eva
Bazzill Basics – In Stitchz Green-Purple
Tim Holtz – Distressed Ink in Peeled Paint
Making Memories – Paper Reverie Baubles Noir

Non-CC Products:
CloseToMyHeart – Cardstock in Sweet Leaf
Cricut Cartridge– Cindy Loo for “basket”
The Twinery – Twine

I LOVE how this turned out!  It twirls in my room

BigPictureClasses Challenge#3

Reflections.... so I took a bit of time to reflect on my youth, probably one of the best times I've had with my best friend I've had forever, Tricia.  She was not an outdoor girl, I lived most of my childhood outdoors.  I felt it was my job to show her my world.

This day we spend at Devil's Den State Park which is pretty close to where we lived.

All these years later and she is still one of the best friends I have ever had

My dad, Richard, loved the outdoors more than anything.

We spent many MANY weekend out & about doing something in nature.

Basic Grey - Green at Heart
Sassafras – Paper Whimsies Flower Child
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Forest Moss
Tim Holtz – Adirondack Color Wash Sunset Orange
Pebbles – Ribbon Orange
Basic Grey – Stitched Brads
My Mind’s Eye – Lime Twist Out of the Blue
Misc flowers