Monday, May 23, 2011

May card #7

I did this card just for fun and it happened to work for some challenges as well. I colored the image from Meljen with new markers I got the other day and used some really old pattern paper. It's so old I don't know who the manufacturers are.


The card meets the following challenges:

Flowers (on the pattern paper) - CCEE Stampers
Anything Goes - Shelly's Images
Digital Image - 2 Sisters
Anything Goes - I Did It Creations
Anything Goes - Truly Scrumptious

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bling It On card plus sketch

My daughter needed a birthday card for one of her friends so I came up with this one for her.  I used this week's sketch from The Sweet Stop and will also be entering it in the Bling It On card challenge at Totally Gorjuss

I used old DCWV pattern paper, Prima flowers, American Crafts gem brads, Glitz rub-ons, Kelly Panacci stamp, and CTMH ink.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Layout with a number

I made this layout for The Paper Variety challenge this week.  I used some old Scenic Route paper and a sketch from Nuts About Sketches.  These pictures are of my niece and son receiving awards at the assembly back in 2008.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March card #2

For this card I used some old scraps of paper, Prima jewels, CTMH stamps and ink and a sketch from

March card #1

This is my first card for March.  I made it using the sketch for this week.

Old Sassafrass Lass papers
Ric rac from my stash
Prima velvet flower
Ink and stamps from CTMH

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Killer Plot by Ellery Adams

A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1)

Finally finished a book yesterday!  I enjoyed getting to know Olivia a little at a time. She is an interesting, but different protagonist and I liked the change. The setting sounds absolutely amazing! And although I'm not really a dog person, Haviland makes me want a standard poodle for Emma.  For a more complete description of the book and to read more reviews go to Goodreads

Friday, February 25, 2011

Countefeit Kit - February

One of my dear scrapbook friends shared this blog with me -  They post a kit from a monthly club and the goal is to create your own kit with the stuff you already have on hand.  Here is my first attempt at this for the month of February
And here is what I put in mine
Pattern paper
  Doodlebug - 1940 beetle black chenille
  Chatterbox - Eclectique STripe
  KaiserCraft - Blushed
  DCWV - Heartbreaker
                 Sparkle Black Glitter
                 Sexy  Swirls glitter
                 Lipstick Dots Glitter
                 Pink wallflower
  2 from stash
felt embellishment from stash
Karen Foster white letters
CTMH Annotations frame stamps
Prima Say it in crystals
Prima Sweetheart collection flowers
Prima flowers from tin bucket
black sequin ribbon
Making Memories corsage pin
baggie of heart and round brads
Jenni Bowlin Adore bingo card
K & Co. glitter stickers

This was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see the March kit.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

February card #2

I clean and simple Valentine card for my husband.  Neither one of us is into Valentine's day, so this is as sentimental as we get.  Inside is a stamped sentiment "Be Mine."

We R Memory Keepers paper
We R Memory Keepers glitter brads
CTMH ink

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - love
Our Creative Corner - Cut It Out (banners)
A Spoonful of Sugar - love
Crafty Ann's - love is all around
Crafty Calendar - love
Delicious Doodles - Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February card #1

I don't send many Valentine cards, but my kids wanted to send one to their grandma and this is what I came up with.  I used an old card sketch that I printed off some time ago and I neglected to write where it came from.

MME paper
Coluzzle heart
CTMH ink
Kelly Panacci stamp

Creative Inspirations Challenge - Valentine/Love
Paper Playtime - Use cupid or hearts
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the air
For Fun Challenges - Hearts
More Than Favors - Valentine's Day
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January card #9

I scraplifted a layout out of the Paper Crafts magazine for this Thinking of You card. I also used the sketch from Sketch N Stash this week.

Heidi Grace Designs paper and chipboard accents
CTMH ink
American Crafts stamps
Fiskars circle border punch

Wild Orchid - Let's Get Sentimental
Sketch N Stash - Sketch

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let's Bowl LO

Another layout from March 2008.  I used Karen Foster paper and stickers and a sketch.

Friends LO

I also really need to use up my swap stuff that I've had stashed away.  Here's my first layout with MME swap elements for the year.  The picture is of Emma and Sara from 2008. I also used a sketch from

Fall 2-page LO

I have several pages that I've made at CTMH parties over the years that just don't the pictures put on them, so I've decided to just do it.  Here is the first page using some of their fall paper from last year and pictures from October 2008.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January card #4

I worked hard on cards today.  This is the third one I finished.  It's for my 17-year-old cousin whose birthday is in a couple of weeks.  I wanted to give it a stylish and girlish look.  I liked how it turned it.  I used a sketch but threw away the paper before writing down where I got it from.

MAMBI paper (stash)
CTMH stamp and ink
KaiserCraft bling

Totally Paper Crafts - Happy Birthday
Creative Inspirations Paint - Bling
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - Celebrate

January card #3

Used the same stash as the last card - Crate paper's Katlin collection.  I added a little Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I stamped my polka dot background with a stamp and ink from CTMH. I also used a sketch, but now can't figure out where I got it...LOL

Tuesday Throwdown - Background stamp
Tellen's Place - Ribbon

January card #2

Another card using mostly my stash. I used a Wild Orchid sketch, but didn't get it uploaded in time to entire it into the challenge.

Dragonfly stamp - DMD
Ink - CTMH
Paper - Crate Paper (stash)
Bling - KaiserCraft
Sentiment stamp - Kelly Panacci

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Thank You
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Stamp Something
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread - Wings

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Card #1

I needed a birthday card for my grandma's 80th birthday next week.  Her favorite color is purple, so this is what I came up with.  I added lots of bling and embellishments because I wanted it to be super special for her.  Plus I used some stuff from my stash!!!

Paper - Paper Pizazz (old!!!)
Flowers - Prima (stash)
Pearls - Kaisercraft (new)
Rhinestone butterfly - Kaisercraft (new)
Fiskars border punch (new)
button and ribbons (stash)

Delightful Challenges - buttons
Cooking It Up with Katie - button, ribbon, animal
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - 4 papers, 3 flowers, 2 ribbons, 1 button
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the old
Creative Inspirations Challenge - something new
Tellen's Place - punches
CES Challenge Blog - All creatures great and small
Crafty Purple Frog - New goodies
Stamping Vacation - embellish with anything animal related

Monday, January 10, 2011

1st layout of 2011

Finally, ten days into 2011, I was able to sit at my scrap table and do a layout.  My crafty goals this year is to clean up my scrap space downstairs and use what I have!  These papers and stickers are from a kit that I bought on sale at Hobby Lobby.  I added the felt border by Queen and Co.  The pictures are of my kiddos back in 2008 coloring Easter eggs and decorating cookies. I also used a sketch but was too late to post it.