Saturday, April 27, 2013

sometimes it's just not in the cards...

I set out this morning, did some work for an architect... about 2 hours and was so proud of myself for getting it done early. Then I decided to take on this Inspirational #17 Challenge and I had high hopes, very high hopes for how it was going to turn out but it didn't, not at all, not even near what I thougth this was going to look like... how disappointing.

Printed Paper - Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6 pad

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co KOTM Follow Your Own

Zing Embossing Powder in Chestnut

Ranger Perfect Pearls in Red & Green covered with CloseToMyHeart's Liquid Glass

Seam Binding

The Inkspiration - >

which I did change up a bit, I don't care for the postage stamp edges so I left those off & changed out the sentiment for a ribbon

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

buzzin by to say....


ahhh, Spring!  Flowers are blooming, Trees are leafing, Allergies are killing me. But I know I'm not alone with that so I won't whine about it.  Instead I'll show off this great little card I made using Freshly Made Sketches #83

Printed Paper - I have no clue, it's one of those unlabeled sheets that came in a monthly kit, back when I could afford those ;-) LOL

Cardstock - Core'dinations Black Magic Hocus Pocus

Image Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. from a Grab Bag

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Miss You So Much

Stamped with VersaMark & Embossed with Zing in Teal

Background Ribbon -

Foreground Ribbon - My Mind's Eye

Going Home & Getting There

Here is a little layout tutorial, step by step, for you if you like this one I created for Crop Chocolate's weekly contest!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sincere Thanks

such pretty inspiration from the current Inkspirational Challenge#16

I forgot who makes this printed paper, I've had it in my stash forever thinking "it's too pretty to use".  The cardstock is in the same boat, that old miscellaneous pile LOL

Edge & Corner Punches - Martha Stewart

Stamp - CloseToMyHeart Card Chatter-Sympathy

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Pacifica

Stain Ribbon in Cream

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Canoe Trip on the Buffalo River

I followed my scrappy friend Michele over to S.W.A.T. to take Drill#6... what a great layout for all these canoe trip photos I have from my big boy's trip a couple of years ago!

Dew Drops in Blue & Brown
For the Base Cardstock, I used CloseToMyHeart Bamboo which is a textured cardstock. Printed & Light Blue Papers are from Fancy Pants Be You in 12x12. Leaf printed Acetate is from Making Memoires Slice for the CD pocket with decorative brads from Basic Grey holding the pocket in place. I used a scattering of Dew Drops in Blue & Brown around both pages along with Green Rain Drops from Cloud 9 Design. Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink was applied to all edges.  Brown cardstock is Cocoa from CloseToMyHeart.

Leaf printed Acetate from Making Memoires Slice

I was SO HAPPY to find a sketch to use all these photos at once... these are pages 6 & 7 of this trip & frankly, I'm kinda tired of scrapping them!  ack, am I a bad mom?  LOL

GoodBye Our Creative Corner

Well, it's that time... time to say GoodBye to a fabulous group of ladies over at Our Creative Corner.  This group has so much talent of a very wide variety, it's been intimidating at times seeing their wonderful work.  We were asked to share our favorite projects from our time on the Design Team but I had such a hard time selecting just ONE... so I went ahead & chose my top five favorite of mine over my time of being on the team.  Here they are in order they were created, please let me know which of these is your favorite!

This sweetie is a digi!  I created this card July 2012, the original link is HERE if you'd like to check it out.

This big dragonfly was made from plastic for a recycle project.  I posted it in August 2012, you can check out the details HERE.

This project evolved and kept changing as I added (and removed a few) items but I do love how it turned out. If you want to know what supplies/techniques I used, HERE is where you can get that information.

January 2013, my smallest project during my time on the Design Team for Our Creative Corner was this ATC (Artist Trading Card).  I have so many digis that I print off at the wrong size but I keep them, almost all of them, just in case I find just the right project for them.  HERE is where you can get the details for her.

and finally, my most current of the favorites that I created February 2013 using the first and only sketch that I've ever made.  If you'd like to see, and possibly use the sketch, please go HERE.  Remember to leave me a linky in the comments if you do use it so I can check out your work!

THANK YOU so much for taking an interest in my work & THANK YOU to my fellow members of the Our Creative Corner Design Team, current & past, for putting up with me :-)  Blessings & Love to you all!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Always & Forever

I really liked this sketch from Annabelle Stamps Blog, #161 and wanted to do something a little different with it. I have had this background I'd sprayed with Tim Holtz Color Wash for over 6 months, just hanging there on the wall waiting for me to use it... turns out I had enough for two cards!

Floral Stamps - Unity Stamp Co Mega Blooms

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Barn Door

Small flower stamped with Versamark & embossed with Ochre Tapestry (think rough texture embossing powder, it's pretty cool)

Tag - Kraft Cardstock

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Grab Bag

Ink - Tim Holtz Wild Honey

Fibers & Brad from Basic Grey

Hello Friend

I love my friends.... both the face-to-face kind and the far distance ones that I've only met online, so many plans for the summer coming together to get to see a few more of them and I cannot wait! So the current challenge over on Raise the Bar, Challenge #140 is Friendship... perfect. And speaking of perfect, RTB's theme goes perfectly with the current sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday, or at least I think so!  Here's my creation:

Printed Paper - CloseToMyHeart Felicity Collection

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Simple Hello My Friend

Ink - on Telephone is Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs & on sentiment is CloseToMyHeart Blush

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Brad - CloseToMyHeart Chocolate

Ribbon - Making Memories (I think, it's not labeled anymore)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Pals Paper Arts Sketch#157 is so very flexible with different designs... I love all the different things I've seen over on their blog post.

Printed Papers - CloseToMyHeart Felicity Collection

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. fabulous girl

Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Solid Cardstock - Olive & Autumn Terracotta from CloseToMyHeart & misc tan cardstock

Ribbon - Making Memories Celery

Happy Birthday

I love love love the sketches over on Freshly Made Sketches... I have a hard time NOT doing one of them.  This is Sketch #82

Background Paper - Fancy Pants My Family 12x12

Banner Paper - Creative Memories

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co Encircled Happy Birthday

Inks - CloseToMyHeart Hydrangea & Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Ribbon - Celebrate It (Michael's) Spring

Twine - The Twinery

ok so I really made FOUR of these but they photo better individually

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

gettin' buggy

It's that time again.... Wednesday, Hump Day, Midweek Throwdown Day over on Operation Write Home! Well no matter how you say it, it's a beautiful day here in Arkansas, a little muggy but with a nice breeze blowing thru the house, it's not bad.

Sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches #194

Printed Paper - Bo Bunny Alora 12x12 Pack

Ribbon - The Robert Stanley Collection

Moth Stamp - The Angel Company

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Lagoon

Sentiment - Basic Grey Delta

Stamp Ink, Distress Ink & Mat Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Holiday Red

Distress Ink on Sentiment - Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

just because...

Operation Write Home Sketch#168 has great layers, I didn't have to think very hard on what papers to use... The Bo Bunny Vicki B line came right to mind

and I just happen to have purchased this wonderful bright pink & green stripe ribbon a few weeks ago when Hancock Fabrics was running a sale

Printed Papers - Bo Bunny

Base Cardstock is very old Creative Memories

Sentiment Stamp - Baisc Grey Delta

Ink - Tim Holtz Pickled Raspberry

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Layered Chipboard Butterflies

my friend, DeeDee, has started this great new line of Chipboard items.... they are simply amazing! I love them plain. I love them decorated. I love them.

HERE is where you find these.  Let her know ScrapAddictsAttic or JeepMama or just plain ole Paula sent you....

These two I coated with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, let it dry then hit it with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China then lightly with Chipped Sapphire, last I topped them with Liquid Pearls in Ivy Green

This set I coated with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen, let it dry then hit it pretty heavy with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China, and finally topped them off with Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate.

For both cards I used Bo Bunny Welcome Home 6x6 paper pad.

Blue embossed background (this card) - Core'dinations Core Impressions Stacy Julian

Green Mat (top card) - Bazzill Basics (Pearl finish)

Netting (this card) - Canvas Corp

Seam Binding (top card) - Hug Snug


This week's challenge from Our Creative Corner is a Photo Inispiration... Here's my creation:

Background Printed Paper - Echo Park This & That 6x6 Pad

Foreground Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Sunshine 6x6 Pad

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co KOTM Love in an Instant

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Cream Lace - The Paper Studio

Plum Lace - Making Memories

White & Blue Ribbons - CloseToMyHeart Organdy

Blue button - Misc

Stitching on Sewing Machine

Friday, April 12, 2013

Be Silly

Be Honest. Be Kind.   very wise words indeed!  I made this for Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair and Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge but am running out of time to link up to Unity so I'm rushing this a bit & will fill in a bunch of info later... deal?

Image Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Phyllis Harris Every Breath

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chalkboard Thank You

So I was getting ready to work on Operation Write Home & Our Daily Bread's Monthly Challenge then I went looking for  a sketch to use & found the latest from Freshly Made Sketches... perfect together, but I did swap the Sentiment location for a ribbon.  And while these are not my favorite colors (well lime is one of them anyway) but I love this color combo!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Citron 6x6 pad

Stamp - ODB Chalkboard Birthday/ThankYou

Ink & Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart Indian Corn Blue

Flowers & Brads - CloseToMyHeart Flowers & Brads

i miss you

Operation Write Home has a great sketch this week... I instantly knew where I was going with it, but it's
taken me three days to post!

Printed Papers - My Mind'e Eye Indie ChicCitron

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.Miss You So Much

Ink & Cardstock (right card) - CloseToMyHeart Lagoon

Die Cut Flowers - Spellbinders-Donna Salazar Rose Creations

Flower Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen, CloseToMyHeart Creme Brulee & Sunset

Brad - CloseToMyHeart

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kindred Spirit Card

Here's a little tutorial I did to create this card step-by-step for Crop Chocolate's weekly contest! No fancy techniques included in this one


Now is the time... yes, never hesitate to spread your wing & fly!  This week I will not be available on Saturday so I decided to combine two challenge I never get to combine.... Our Creative Corner (my DT post) along with Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair!

Lori is our challenge coordinator this week for Our Creative Corner, she has an inspiration photo for us along with the added challenge of "modern-inspired" which she thinks of as the opposite of vintage/distress.  Well, I did the best I could drawing heavily on the colors in the photo along with the bed frame that I repeated in my card frame.  I really think it works :-)

I didn't use hardly any printed paper on this design as it all seemed too fussy for the challenge, however I did ink the background using a Tim Holtz Inking tool with CloseToMyHeart ink ink Lagoon, I repeated this color for the cloud stamps.

All Stamps - Unity Stamp Co.'s KOTM Love in an Instant (do I use this set too much?  probably)

Inks - Blue... CTMH Lagoon; Red... CTMH Cranberry, Brown... Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy

Kraft Paper - Canvas Corp

I did smear the Brushed Corduroy down the face of my "frame" to give it a wood look

Stripe Paper - MyMind'sEye Lush in Yellow

Bling - CTMH Glitz Stardust

Thinking of You

yeh, well, I'm thinking I don't like how my card turned out.... it's not horrible but just kinda.... hummmm, so take a look & see for youself

Sketch is from Kathy's Waffle Sketch for April

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze 6x6 pad

Brads - Making Memories Pewter

Stamp - CloseToMyHeart Card Chatter - Sympathy

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough

Vellum - misc stash

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Freshly Operation.... errr Operation Freshly

yes I'm trying to combine two challenges... not sure which way to go so I'll leave it both

Each Wednesday. Operation Write Home posts a Midweek Throwdown... this week it's Twine & Tags
Freshly Made Sketches has a great CAS Sketch #80 that I thought went well together

Printed Paper - Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. KOTM the Vintage Touch

Ink - Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge & Black Soot

Twine - The Twinery

Eyelets - Making Memories

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

no dream is too big

When I first saw the current sketch from Operation Write Home, Sketch #166, I instantly knew which stamp set I wanted to use with it but I had to leave a few things off but add the sentiment

Printed Paper - October Afternoon Rocket Age 8x8 pad

Image Stamp - Solar Elem.

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copic Markers

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. determination

Ink - CloseToMyHeart Indian Corn Blue
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Barn Door

Monday, April 1, 2013

winner time!

a while back & posted some Chevy Chevelle cards & said I'd have a random drawing if people would just tell me which color they like the best.... I was supposed to draw on March 24, my son's birthday but well, life got in the way with taking my niece back to Joplin and the snow so here I am just now remembering!

Above is my "little" man all those years ago & to the right is him just after the New Year this year, from playing in a laundry basket filled with toys to pointing out his TaeKwonDo First Degree Black belt that he is just about to earn (April 15 is not only tax day but belt testing day)

eek... so my winner is....
... belle March 14, 2013 at 1:23 PM Great cards Paula!!! The yellow and orange are both my favorites!! Although I do really like them all!

Michele, I'll get this out to you very soon :-)
Also, on Crop Chocolate's weekly contest last week, I said that whoever wanted to put down what my flowers looked like from the tutorial I did that I would do a drawing and my winner there was.....
...Ms. Daiquiri said...

02:07 AM Mar 25, 2013

LOL.. I thought it was slices of apple!
So ladies, send me an email ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com with your mailing addy for me to send those out to you :-)  and Thanks for playing along