Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flower Bling

I have been into Bling lately. This card has some serious bling, LOL. The flower bling I bought at Target in the scrapbooking isle. I think they were made by Me and My Big Ideas, package of 3. Pink patterned papers was something I picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile back along with the ribbon.

I need to make a Birthday Card for my oldest today. He is turing Sweet 16. We decided to make a Ice Cream Pie instead of a cake since it has been so warm. I think we will take him for supper tonight.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Alter It/ Recycle

This little altered tin was actually a container holding flowers when I got it. I subscribe to Paper Popsicle Monthly Scrapbooking Kit and this tin was in the kit for June filled with flowers. I immediately dumped the flowers out and started altering the tin. I am planning on using the tin for holding spiral clips or buttons in my stamp room. All papers from Pink Paislee. I used a couple scallopped punches from the local craft store.

Monday, June 9, 2008

4th of July Card

A Vintage USA stamp set from CTMH Sorry it is a tad blurry. The striped paper is patterned paper from CTMH also. I liked the border I stamped on the red cardstock. Popped the stars up with foam tape and added a little bling to the center. Added a little paper tab on the bottom with 3 brads. To me that seems to anchor the card on the bottom.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

June's 6x6 Pages

These are the pages for hostess club this month. Colors used are Hydranga, watermelon, ocean, sunny yellow. Stamps used are Close To My Heart.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Been slacking lately in posting. Been busy here and time sure flies. I think my problem is that the kids are not in school and my computer time when I did the majority of my blogging was at 6:15 in the morning. I have to find a summer time routine yet.

This card is from Hostess Club this month. We used all Close To my Heart stamps and papers and inks ( Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry). Added a little bling also.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Been a few days since I posted. I figured I should soon or I will be hearing about it from friends.

I am heading for a nap today. So tired from not sleeping much last night. We had rumbling and bangs of thunder all night and I did not sleep well. Everyone else slept like a baby. I guess I am a worry wart.

This card is created with papers,accessories and stamps from Close To My Heart.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Ice Cream Anyone?

This is another stamp set that has gathered dust on the shelf and wanted to be used at least once! LOL The stamps are from Close To My Heart. It is a discontinued one from last year I think. I stamped with black ink directly onto colored cardstock and cut the images out and layered the scoops of ice cream. Again on this card no patterned papers used which was a challenge for me for the week. I stamped the pink cardstock with the saying I scream for Ice Cream. A little Bling in each corner with rhinestones. Makes me want to buy some ice cream for this yummy treat!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Scouting Card

Today we attended a Eagle Scout Award of a friend of my oldest son. I made this card for the special occassion with some scout stamps I had from CTMH years ago and never used. I used the cuttlebug and added texture with the rough diamond pattern. Colored in the images with CTMH markers. I thought he turned out darling! Might have to make a few more of these.

Friday, May 30, 2008

This card idea was inspired by recent magazine and had to copy it in style. Again I am trying to do the no patterned paper. So I stamped a script saying onto the sunflower paper in a chocolate ink and distressed the edges. I also scissor distressed the chocolate cardstock square under the basket for a roughed up look. Colored in the flower basket with markers and added some bling.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Transparency Sheets

This card is done with transparency sheets I bought at the scrapbook store. It was the 12x12 size with the frames already on the sheets. I was always stumped in what to do with them so I tackled it and this is what I came up with. I did do a rub on of friends on the transparency also.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

June Stamp Of The Month

Good morning! This is the June Stamp of the Month used in this card. I made this card for a swap I host monthly. Again in this post no patterned paper challenge. Colors are Ocean, Black, Hydranga, Watermelon. Rolled the flower stamp in Watermelon into Ocean to get a multi color on that stamped image. Added a little bling to the center of the flowers.

Monday, May 26, 2008

This card is a start of a challenge I am trying for the next few days. I am trying to create cards without using pattern papers. This card was stamplifted from a magazine I just got.

Colors are citrus leaf, black, ocean. I used the white daisy ink pad from CTMH also. Scallop punch from SU. All stamps from CTMH. The 3 black brads are paper punches from the leftover black papers. Glued them down then applied liquid glass to them. Rhinestone to the center of the flower for a little bling.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Happy Holiday Weekend. We are hanging out this weekend at the house. No real plans which is fine with me. Relaxation is wonderful! Then back to work and school. This week is the last week for school also for the kidos. They are excited.

This card is something I was working on and it just happened. I started with the pattern paper and worked around that. The cuttle bug added texture onto the green paper. Then the paper flowers are from Prima. Laugh is a stamp from Tuesdays.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sprintime brings babies. This little baby came to our back deck and took some time poseing for me.

These next 2 pages are a 2 page layout using the Pink Pasilee papers. I love these papers! Chipboard letters are rubbed in brown ink then pop-dotted up off the page.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I just love Pink Pasliee papers.

Here is T Bone my second Boston. He is 5 years old. He is a get even dog. If you accidently kick him he jumps back onto you as his way of getting back. LOL He is a lovely dog that wants lots of attention.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Morning! I have been under the weather since Saturday with allergies and Jacob is home with sore ears what a fun bunch we are today. , I still wanted to post this 12x12 scrapbook page I did for a entry for a Design Team. The papers are Pink Pasliee

This little sunbathing beauty is Dixie she is our Boston she is 6 years old.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Gift Card Holder

This gift card holder is easy to make and so cute.

First off you need a piece of cardstock paper that measures 10 x 4 1/4 scoring at the 3 and 7 1/4.

To make this gift holder stable enough to hold a gift card or money you will need to add 2 eyelets to the inside to hold the sides together.

Then you want to decorate the front. To make the front stay shut you will need some stretchy cord which I bought at Hobby Lobby. They have black and white. Take a piece of that about 7 inches. Enough to wrap around the card without it buckling the card. I did 2 eyelets again to make the cording secure on the card so it did not rip it out. I tied and knotted in the front and mounted the flower on top with pop dots.

This is what it looks like from the back with the cord.

Hope this gives you some great ideas for graduations, weddings and birthdays!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tablet cover

This fun tablet started off as a regular steno tablet. I took the spiral off and punched the holes onto a piece of paper that I lined up with the cover. Tied a few ribbons on and decorated it with a stamp set from Close To My Heart. Hope you enjoy this and puts you in a summery mood.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Florida Trip

The kids enjoyed the trip to Florida to see Grandma and Grandpa. The trip took 19 hours with 2 kids and 2 dogs.

The layout idea was from Cherish Idea Book from CTMH.
Papers from Kalidoscope.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

6x6 scrapbook page

This was a April scrapbook page for club. We used the little tags that are laying on top of the photo placement area for the second page. Colors were very fun. Orchid, lilac mist, black, bubblegum, citirus leaf and stamps all from CTMH.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Watercoloring On Your Stamps

This idea was shared by a awesome downline. Love the look with flower stamps. You will need watercolored pencils, stamps, fine water mist spray bottle and cardstock.

First spritz your stamp very lightly with water. (If you do tooo much the water will pool and make a muddy mess when you add color.) Then take your color choice of watercolor pencils. I took a bright pink and a purple watercolor pencils. Color just the outline of the stamp with the purple. I then went back and added pink to the center of the flower. Stamp this onto your cardstock.

Lightly spritz the stem of the flower and add green colored pencils to the edges to the stamp. Stamp this onto your cardstock.

I again spritzed the stamp lightly and added color to the flower center edge in blue, stamp down into flower. Stamp this into your center of the flower on your cardstock.

This is the finished card with the papers layered and BGTP and ribbon.

This pretty card is created by using a couple inks. First I took the flower stamp and inked it in watermelon ink, then took hydragana ink and rolled the flower that is inked in watermelon onto the edges. Then took a fine water mist sprayer and spritzed it very very lightly. Then stamped it once and again for another flower with another look. I got 2 flowers from one inking. One really dark like this on and then a little lighter one. Did the same with the stem witht he green. Tomorrow I will be showing another way to get a watercolor look with these stamps and watercolor pencils.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Ladies! This is a coaster book covered in patterned papers and held together with ribbons.

Friday, May 9, 2008

6x6 second page forgot to post this yesterday.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

This scrapbook page is a Club project. Love the papers and stamps all from CTMH.