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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This darling card is a final Challenge at paper Popsicle. We mailed a card to the person we were assigned to. This was mine I sent.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This is another challenge from Paper Popsicle. Challenge is to use lots of flowers. Patterened Paper is from K&Company stamps from CTMH. Stamped them and then placed brads and eyelets in the centers.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Are you on the fence? This cute little fence is a nice spring/summery card to send to your friends. We are making this card in club this month. I distressed the edge with desert sand ink. Other colors used are autumn terracotta, hollyhock, olive. Word set is the May SOTM. The flowers are stamped and then the edges rolled up to give texture.

This card same together when I took the challenge at Paper Popsicle of a shape card. What fun this was. Others made there cards into cupcakes, flowers, circles ect. What fun!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Two more with the same paper as yesterday. This is another challenge from Paper Popsicle. requirements were 5 colors, 3 patterned papers, 8 emblishements of the same thing. Here is my creation. The 3x3 card was a bonus from scraps on the table.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Challange from Paper Popsicle(link on the right) . Requirements: staples, button, 2 different patterned papers. After I post this card on Paper Popsicle I decided this card needs a flower. I added a bright pink flower to the upper left side with a button in the center.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Bling Challenge- from Paper Popsicle. This did not have rhinestones but lots of ribbon.

Monkey Sketch Pad......I wanted to have a location for all my sketches that have been laying around . Wala my new cute sketch pad.

Papers from Paper Studio, Stamps from Stampendous, Wide Ribbon from SU', Smaller Ribbons scrap around the house, Copic Pens for Color, Flowers??, Big Brads CTMH, Rub-ons Heidi Swap, Cuttlebug Circle Folder

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This springy card uses new stamps and papers from the CTMH idea book. June Word Puzzle stamps, whoops a daisy for the papers. The center flower has a rhinestone on it. The tab on the bottom has a yellow bigger brad.