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Thursday, May 29, 2008

CPS #66

This is my take on CPS#66- I love that Blog. You can see the original sketch HERE

This card uses all Papertrey Products. duh- of course.

The deets!!

Cardstock: Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart

Stamps: Honey Bees

Ribbon: Summer Sunrise

Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags, Glossy Accents, Making Memories Brads

Fading, 52 Sketches week #21

I love 52 sketches blog and decided to give their sketches another go. You can see the original sketch HERE.
I used American Crafts patterned paper and Bazzill Bling, and Papertrey Summer Sunrise Cardstock. The paper frills were inked with Papertrey Summer Sunrise ink and "dotted with a white gel pen and a Copic Glitter marker. The Title is American Crafts Thickers- oh how I love those things. I accented the frills with some bling.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May Blog Hop

WELL WELL WELL....... it is that time of the month again...haha! BLOG HOP time.

This months challenge was to use scor lines..I do not have a scor pal however I do have a scor blade for my 12x12 trimmer.

It was kinda fun to do once I got the hang of it- I only ruined 3 partial pieces of Lemon Tart (gasp)!!!!

I used Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart papers and inks with the yummy saddle stitch ribbon. The flowers are die cuts from the cuttle bug and the stamps are from Beautiful Blooms -ALL from Papertrey.

Beautiful Spirit

This is another layout I did recently. Feels good to get back to scrapping. I have a pile of photos that need to be "scrapped'.
This page used Crate Paper and Bazzill Cardstock. The sentiment is Foil Rub-Ons from We R Memory Keepers- great idea but they don't work so well on textured cardstock- live and learn!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Verve May Project Parade

How fun- another colour challenge. You can see the original post HERE.

I used Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Cool Carribean, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. I accented with Some white that I rand though my bug with the swiis dots folder- LOVE that one!! The sentiment is from Stalight Starbright remixed from Verve.

I totally cased these punched circle flowers from Kristina Werner!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Twins !!!!

This was another layout I did over the weekend. This is my Husband Sonny and Lola- how cute, they even dress alike.

Patterned paper: Marcella K
Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin Up
Title: Thickers- American Crafts, rub on- Marcella K
Ribbons: Marcella K, American Crafts
Buttons: SEI, American Crafts, and miscellaneous
Prima Flowers

Monday, May 19, 2008


I am on a roll with these layouts and it feels great.

This one is from Lola at Easter- she got the ginormous kinder egg that was like as big as her head!!!

The deets!

Cardstock: Bazzill Bling
Patterned paper: Crate Paper - Carnival
Accessories: Plastic Flowers, felt shapes, ribbon, buttons- American crafts, Chipboard- Scenic Route, Letters- Chatterbox, Brads- Making memories, Dew Drops.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sketch This #50 MOM Seriously!!!!

I really needed to get back to scrapbooking!!
I have been WAY distracted by cards lately. I have tons of those now which will need to find homes....more on that later. I managed to knock out 3 layouts so far this week and finished up a double page for another contest--woohoo!!

I decided to give Janelle Richmond's sketch a try. You can see her awesome blog and this week's sketch HERE

I love her sketches because they are single page layouts- I really don't like to do double page layouts that much anymore.

For this layout I used Jenny Bowlin paper as the main background and Chatterbox PP as the accent. The title is die cut with Quickutz MOXIE (love). The jounalling tag is also Jenny Bowlin. I added some Die Cut starts and Solver brads to add a little bling!! I used a doodle template from Crafters Workshop down the left side to add a bit of detail...I thought it was looking a little naked!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

CPS #64 Just Because ...I want a Scor Pal!!!

I love the CPS Sketches and try to do them every week and this week had extra incentive.......
I have been eyeing those things for a while now.....so here's hoping I actually win something.

This was a tri-fold card- and I haven't done one og those in quite a while.

What I used:

Patterned paper: American crafts
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Stamps: papertrey Ink- Simple Little things
Ink: Brilliance Graphite
Accessories: American crafts Felt Flower and brad

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #9

I look forward to these every week. You can see the original inspiration HERE

This was a real challenge- what a difficult bunch of colours to combine.

I decided I would make my own background paper for this one and use the colours in the background.

Cardstock: Real Red So Saffron, Tempting Turquiose- Stampin Up
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics- Papertrey
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquiose, Old Olive, Pumkin Pie Stampin Up, Brilliace Graphite
Ribbon: Offray
Accessories: Felt Flowers-American Crafts, Rub on- De ja Views

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Babies Babies Babies.....

More babies............jeez!

This was a nice simple card I made for my neighbour who is having her C-section on Thursday.
Patterned Paper: Crate- Baby Bee Collection
Cardstock: Papertrey Summer Sunrise, Stampin Up Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber for the edges
Accessories: Dew Drops, Star Nestabilities, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, American Crafts Button- random twill

Friday, May 9, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #8

I just LOVE these challenges!! You can see the original post HERE.
This colour combo seemed masculine to me this time and immediately thought Fathers Day! This will be signed by my kiddies and given to Sonny along with his gift!!!
What I used:

Cardstock: Stampin Up: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Stampin Up Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics Paper Tray Simple Alphabet- Papertrey Ink
Acessories: Star Nestabilities, American Crafts Button and Thickers, DoodleBug Paper Frills

Thursday, May 8, 2008


I LOVE this photo of Isaak and Lola. It is so hard to get a nice photo of Isaak these days- he's always hiding his face or sticking out his tongue...........teenagers!!!

Lola just adores her big brother!!!

This was taken last fall at my Mom's. They both had a blast on the John Deer tractor. I really love the quote "nothing is as strong as gentleness and nothing as gentle as real strength.

What I used:
Patterned paper and Title: My Minds Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill
Rubons and clear stickers: American Crafts
Chipboard: Riff Raff Designs
Brads, Twine, Jewels: your guess is as good as mine!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Layout at last

I have again taken a break from Scrapbooking- not really sure why because I love it SOOOO much. Well I'm back in a BIG way- I did 3 layouts over the weekend .

This one is one of my favourite pics of Lola- this was a few months ago when she was just learning how to manipulate me with her pouts!!!!!
I got this kit- Let's Pretend from Imaginisce- it had all kinds of cool stuff inside and I loved the bright cheery colours!!. It had these little rhinestones, Flowers, Brads, Rub-ons etc!!!
Chipboard and cardstock is Bazzill.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mojo Monday #36 Fun with Chatterbox

I really like how bright and cheery the Chatterbox papers are BUT, I am having a hard time finding any new stuff at any of my LSS--hhhhhmmmffff!!
I had to break into my stash--eeek.

Here's what I used:

Cardstock: Stampin Up Pixie Pink, Old Olive, White from Michaels

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox

Stamps: Simple Little Things- Papertrey

Ribbon: Offray

Ink: Brilliance- Graphite

Accessories: Plastic Flower and felt flower- American crafts, Big Brad- Chatterbox, Rectangles cut with nestabilities.

Sweet Baby CPS #63

Well I adore this Crate Paper Baby Bee Collection!!

There are a few ladies I know that are due SOON so I thought I'd better get crackin.

This card used no STAMPS__GASP!! Only paper and the trims from the collection- I love the simplicity and it just goes to show.... ya don't always have to stamp.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kristina Werner Color Inspiration #7

I actually made a card this week- alert the media!!!

I have been in a FUNK partially because my back is killing me and I think I've lost my mojo.........

Well, anyways I decided that I was going to go Kristina's Challenge this week- I just LOVE these and its a great way to discover yummy combos to use again and again.

You can see her post HERE

I used Stampin Up cardstock in Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Soft Sky.

The stamps were stamped with Very Vanilla Craft ink with Papertrey Ink's Polka Dot Basics.

The cute little flower was actually handmade, I had purchased a few of these at Scrapfest a couple weeks ago- I thought this was the perfect card to use it on.

Ribbon is American Crafts, I also used Doodle Bug paper frills and a Doodle Bug brad.