Thursday, April 30, 2009


Ok...channeling a little Gwen Stefani...through my Ipod of course! LOL! last card to close out the month of 45 least where I'm at! This card was based on the latest challenge from 2RedBananas which was to use stripes. Thankfully I happened to take a look around my disaster area and see a sheet of fabulously striped paper with some colors I have been migrating to lately! It's a very simple card, and that's something I really like about it! It has several different colors to it...and some standard card elements...but not too much beyond that...a bit of a change of pace for me...

  • Cardstock: CTMH - Juniper, Tulip, Creme Brulee
  • Paper: CTMH - Key to My Heart
  • Stamps: CTMH - Treasure Life
  • Ink: CTMH - Juniper, Tulip
  • Ribbon: Unknown
  • Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Stamps and Smiles #13 - April showers...

...bring May flowers! And here I start closing out the month of April with a card about flowers! Ok...I know...I'm reaching a little bit...but c''s fun! This card was done using the oh so adorable Stamps and Smiles weekly sketch...I really really like this card...I know...a little surprising to hear that coming from me...usually so critical of my own stuff...but I just really like how this one came together!

  • Cardstock: CTMH, Georgia Pacific, Bazzil, American Crafts
  • Paper: American Crafts - a la Carte
  • Ink: Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, Black Soot Distress Ink; CTMH - Tulip
  • Stamps: Verve - Floral Symphony
  • Bling: Heidi Swapp
  • Ribbon: Making Memories
  • Embossing Powder: Stamp-nStuff - Detail Clear

Last day of April...

...and I seriously can't believe that it's the last day of April!!! Where is this year going??? Before too long...the school year will be over and it will be time for summer vacation for the kiddo...and then of course i will spend every waking day asking when school starts! LOL! Well...on to other things...I have seen on many blogs the Fave Five Friday thingy...and I love to check out what other people have found to be their favorites over the week...and gives me ideas of stuff to check out! So...I'm going to try and do a little monthly review of stuff I enjoyed, had fun with and so on for the month of April! Here goes:
  1. VERVE stamps...honestly...FABULOUS! They hold ink very well, lots of fantastic sentiments and the images are fun!
  2. CTMH new catalogue is out!!! I can't wait to place my first order!!!
  3. STAZON Timber Brown's a perfect brown! I have tried other brands looking for a good go with anything brown...and this is it!
  4. Pegboard storage! LOL! My DH put mine up and I love how much storage space it gives I can keep some of my favorite pretties in view!
  5. Thickers by American Crafts...I have some...have had them for awhile...finally USED them...and LOVE EM!

Well...that pretty much sums up my April fave standouts...there are too many blog sites and challenges for me to list that I abolutely adore every week...all of which can be found on my blog list on the left side of my page!

Hoping to get at least one more thing done before April officially ends...and then once May starts...well...I'll need new music as well!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

so ugly...only a mother could love

Or ugly it's cute??? LOL! that's my take on this current card. I created it using the weekly sketch from Mojo Monday...great sketch...not so fab card! I built the card completely around the sentiment from Dr. the stamp...but not what i initally imagined. I'm not hating the card...just not sure if I love it or not! It's got some cute elements...but all together...not sure if it works. Oh well...I know someone in particular who will appreciate this card...I'll stick it under DDs pillow later this week as a just because kinda thing...she'll love the monkeys at least!


  • Cardstock: DCWV, Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: DCWV - The Green Stack
  • Sentiment: Verve Stamps - Beautiful You
  • Ink: CTMH - Topiary, Moonstruck
  • Stickles: Lime Green, Waterfall, Xmas Red
  • Cricut: Storybook Cart
  • Ribbon and brads: unknown

Mothers and cards...

That's right...Mother's Day is just around the corner! Woohoo! The day to be spoiled rotten by our lovely spouses and children...or the day we remind them in no uncertain terms to leave us alone for a day! LOL!

This week's card challenge at the Shoe is to create a Mother's Day card. Here is mine:


  • Cardstock: CTMH (Sorbet, Cocoa), American Crafts
  • Paper: CTMH - Unforgettable
  • Ink: STAZON - Timber Brown
  • Image: Front - SU Eight Great Greetings; Inside - HamptonArt
  • Ribbon: Unknown
  • Brads: Making Memories - Ella velvet brads

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scrap-a-doodle-doo Monday

Happy Monday all! Thankfully it's almost over! LOL! Today over at the Shoe, we were super excited to display for the very first time, our results of the kits we received from our sponsor Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo! I know it's always interesting when you get any kind of scrapping kit in the mail...because you never know exactly what you are going to get! So it's an opportunity to play around and have a little fun! For more information on the kits, or what we received in them, and to see what the rest of the DT did with them...just head over to the Shoe for all the details! Here is my LO:

We have a great card challenge coming up this be sure to check it out!

Thank You CCC!

I made the top 5 at the Cupcake Craft Challenges!!!! Made me grin from ear to ear! Thank you cupcake dolls! I will proudly be displaying my blinkie!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sugar and spice...

Not so much spice...but plenty Sweet! This is the card I made for my MIL for mother's day...DH was NOT going to send his mom a card! I was SHOCKED! Seriously! I had made my mother's mom's day card yesterday (can't post it here yet) so as I showed it to him and asked if he wanted one for his mom...he was like...well if you make one fine...if not...i'm not sending one. My jaw totally fell...and of course had to figure out what kind of card I was going to make! LOL!
Here it is:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzil
  • Paper: DCWV - The Sweet Stack (LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS)
  • Ink: Stazon - Timber Brown
  • Image and Sentiment: HamptonArt
  • Ribbon: Offray

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Basic Grey #32...more pink!!

OK...I'm on a pink and brown kick right now! This current card comes from the latest Basic Grey Challenge...which was an ABFAB sketch! And...I figure an excellent opportunity to use some Sultry paper and Rub-ons from my FAVE paper company...BG! I was instantly be perfectly honest...what I ended up with was not what I thought I would end up with! I had a very different idea in my head, but with the size I needed the card to be to PROPERLY show off the gotta be flexible! LOL! Am I thrilled with it...not exactly...but again...I'm very critical of my own stuff! it is:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Sultry
  • Rub-on: Basic Grey
  • Bling: Bow-tique
  • Stickles: Diamond
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Cricut: Storybook Cart
  • Sentiment: HamptonArt

A new challenge blog...

Sort of...I'm sure it's been around awhile...but I only recently (as in tonight) went over and took a peek. Cupcake Craft Challenges...ever heard of it? I'm sure some of you have...I've seen several blogs that refer to the Cupcake blog...but I've never visited said blog until tonight. And...WOWZA baby! So Yummy!!! Like...SUPER Yummy!!! and OH SO ADORABLE!! Honestly...I have fallen in love with this blog! Ok...enough of the suck-up love...LOL...just kidding...they do have a super cute sketch posted and here is what I chose to do with it...with one of my new stamp sets I FINALLY GOT TO PLAY WITH!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOO!


  • Cardstock: Bazzil, American Crafts, Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Offbeat
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Stamped Images: SU - Sip by Sip
  • Embossing Powder: Stamp'nStuff - Detail Clear
  • Ribbon unknown
  • Punch: SU Ticket Punch

Friday, April 24, 2009

PLAY TIME PLAY TIME PLAY TIME!!! SU order arrived just 20 minutes ago...lots of fun stampy type stuff to play with...BUT...I promised my dear, wonderful, oh so sweet child that we would go to the spring carnival at her school this evening...and she didn't forget about it...drat...

So...there they will sit in their box...waiting for me to return later tonight to play...and PLAY TIME IT WILL BE!!!!!

Woohooo! Blog Awards! See who made my list!

Thank you to my BFF Tracey over at Scrappin' Trackside for this super sweet Blog Award! now it's my job to pass this award along to 10 more bloggers! I find inspiration at each of these blogs! Plus the gals running them are just fabulous!Here goes:
2. Mercy at Lord Have Mercy
5. All the fab people at 2 Red Bananas
7. Silke at Silli
10. Stephanie at Owl Whimsy
Please pass this award on to another 10 fabulous bloggers!!

Stamps and Smiles #12

Woohoo! I'm on a roll this morning! It's not even 9...and already on my second blog post! And I have more to post today too! HEEHEE!

This week's sketch for Stamps and Smiles is just tooooooo cute! I honestly made the card in about 20 minutes...and usually I take MUCH longer. But sometimes inspiration hits and you are off and running before you know it! Before I show you my card...I honestly have to say if you haven't checked out the Ladies of really need too! They have a fab design team that always provides lots of inspiration...not to mention their weekly sketches and they have a new Project Tuesday going on as well! So....take a quick minute and persue their spot...I'm sure you will return to it again!

Here is my card for this week's sketch:


  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • Paper: DCWV - The Green Stack
  • Image: SU - Pun Fun
  • Ink: Stazon - Black
  • Markers: Bic Mark-it
  • Bling: Heidi Swapp
  • Brads: Unknown
  • Stickles: Waterfall and Diamond

It's FRIDAY! and it's PINK!

Well...Pink and Brown at least! LOL! That's this weeks color challenge over on If the Shoe fits...I personally LOVE this color combination! It's so much fun to play with...Here is what I did:

Head on over to the Shoe to check out what the rest of the DT did with these colors...lots of fab projects!

  • Cardstock: American Crafts, CTMH
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Porcelain
  • Flower: Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
  • Sentiment: Tim Holtz Collection - Stampers Anonymous
  • Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger
  • Cuttlebug: Textile Embossing folder
  • Ribbon and Bling: Unknown
  • Stick Pin - CTMH Pretty Pins
  • Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Snow Angel

Thursday, April 23, 2009

How cool!

Oh wow! I've had a CRAZZZZZZZY week with lots of yucky stuff going on...haven't scrapped or anything...and then all of a sudden something happens that just makes the rest all go away...(I'm feeling like a Calgon commercial...take me away! LOL!)
My card was the winner of the Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge for last week! Seeing my name and my blog listed on their page was very exciting for me!
Anyways...if you haven't taken the chance to check them out yet...GO NOW! LOL! Great sketches...the DT's BEEEAUTIFUL cards...and they have started a new Project Tuesday section...lots of fun!
Thank you SAS ladies! You made my day!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Today felt like a Monday in the worst sense of the word...I am ready to go to bed! Yesterday we revealed something slightly different over at the Shoe...we all received a "secret" product to try out...Micro-beads...or at least the slightly cheaper version of them...Let me say...these were a struggle to use...beads going i look at my desk now...days later...i see random clusters of beads on my desk...i was using a tray and everything...LOL! oh well..cute look...a little goes a long way...but a pain in my rear end...I played around with them...didn't like what i ended up with...and then finally ran a line of tape (Adtech tape runner...LOVE IT!) around the edge of the card...dumped the beads on...there you have it! I actually really really really like the image as it came out!


  • Paper: K&Co - Que Sera Sera
  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil
  • Die Cuts: K&Co - Que Sera Sera
  • Microbeads from Michaels
  • Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Island Blossom
  • Sentiment: CTMH - Just Because kit
  • Ink: CTMH - Indian Corn Blue

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stamps and Smiles...round 11! is my take on the latest sketch challenge coming out of Stamps and Smiles. It's a really cute sketch...and I enjoyed playing around with it! I have to honestly say that I started with a completley different idea of what I wanted to do with it than what I ended up with! I am not 100% sure if I actually LIKE my own card...but...I usually don't...sometimes I do...but other times I have to give it time to decide if it's something I really like...anyways...enough it is:

And here is a close up:


  • Cardstock: American Crafts; Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: K&Co - Que Sera Sera
  • Stamped Images: CTMH - Free Spirit
  • Sentiment: Rubber Stampede
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tattered Rose
  • Ribbon: Unknown
  • Cricut: Storybook Cartridge
  • Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Snow Angel
  • Bling: Bow-tique
  • Stickles: Frosted Lace

Friday, April 17, 2009


It's FRIDAY! Time to PARTY...well...sort of...some of us don't quite party the way we used to! LOL! Anyways...quick post to get the day started! I am really excited about the color challenge posted over at If the shoe fits...I LOVE this particular color combination...and I had an ABSOLUTE blast creating this LO!

  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • Paper: Prima - Nursery Tales collection
  • Chipboard: Prima - Sugar alpha
  • Flowers: Prima - Fancystix flowers
  • Bling: Heidi Swapp and My Minds Eye
  • Cricut: Storybook Cart
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Weathered Wood
  • Extras: Twinklets Diamond Dust; Glossy Accents
  • Ribbon and butterflies unknown
Ya'll all have a fabulous weekend! I am about to begin the marathon for the day...worked all night...gotta stay up to get back on a daylight schedule!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I love my job...but...LOL!

Sometimes it wears me out! LOL! I honestly do love my job and I am incredibly thankful to be employed in these trying times...but sometimes it means I don't have as much time for my "hobbies" as usual...such has been the case this week! I honestly think I am going through scrap withdrawals...and random ideas for LOs and cards keep popping into my head...I'm just hoping that I will still have these ideas when I sit down this weekend and get back to the paper!

I have a couple of projects I MUST get started this weekend...I'm working on a mini-album (well...I have the album...have gotten ZERO accomplished so far! LOL!) for my Mom for Mother's's all about her grandkids and when she got to have all three of them visit at once last fall...great pics...can't wait to actually do something with them!

I have several items to get prepped and done for the DT, and...of course I have stuff that I want to work on for the FUN of it! Someone posted about a product on CafeMom today...and I realized I had it and hadn't used it in I will definitely be trying to dig that out and play!

Yesterday was the weekly card challenge over at If the shoe fits..hosted by the fabulous Miss Kristy! It was a fun, neat little card to put together...check out the blog itself for all the was my take:


  • Cardstock: American Crafts, Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: unknown...have to check and get back with it! LOL!
  • Stamps: CTMH
  • Ink: CTMH - Moonstruck
  • Stickles: Platinum
  • Bling: Unknown

Well...that's all for now folks...I am hosting the color challenge tomorrow on If the shoe fits...please take a moment to come check it out...the DT really outdid themselves with this one!

Monday, April 13, 2009

#4 - Sort of...

Well...I've gotten quite a bit accomplished this evening...some of which I have not posted pics of (swaps and things)...I did get 3 card challenges done...with mixed results...but I hadn't scrapped in about a this was good no matter the outcome. Last...but by no means's another Fabulous Monday over at If the shoe fits...this particular challenge, hosted by Ms. a joy-fold to make...and it can really stretch your paper selection talents! LOL! Here is my joy-fold card:

  • Cardstock: Bazzil
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Boxer Collection
  • Stamped Image: CTMH
  • Sentiment: CTMH - Just Because
  • Ink: Peeled Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • Embossing Powder: Stampendous - Detail Clear

#3 - Banana Split! card on my list for this "scrapathon" is the Banana Split Sunday challenge from 2 Red Bananas, this week it's a sketch. Cute sketch, again I struggled to select papers...I really like the ones I chose...and while I think I was true to the sketch...I played with it a little bit...I'm also starting to think that I have an addiction to 3D dots (or pop dots, or foam squares...whatever it is you use or call them)...I have yet to make a card lately WITHOUT using them! Here goes my take on the sketch:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts; Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: Daisy D's
  • Sentiment: Mini Ornates - Tim Holtz Collection Stampers Anonymous
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
  • Ribbon and brads unknown

#2 - BG Challenge - Yummy chocolate!!!

Ok...this weeks challenge for the Basic Grey Challenge blog was "chocolate." I immediately thought of this paper from just looked like chocolate with nougat...oh so yummy! I am not thrilled with this card by any means...I had a vision of something else entirely...but it's still cute and will serve a purpose at some point! LOL! Here it is:


  • Cardstock: American Crafts; CTMH; Bazzil
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Bittersweet collection
  • Image and Sentiment: Inkadinkado - Birthday Cupcake
  • Ink: CTMH - Chocolate
  • Extra: Stickles - Cinnamon; Ribbon - unknown

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Night o'scrap #1: Stamps and Smiles #10!

So earlier this week as I was checking out some of my favorite scrappy spots...I HAD to check in on the newest Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge...only to find out that it wasn't there! Momentary panic and hysteria (LOL!) but as I read I found out that they'd moved the weekly Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge to a different link on their blog! So when I do sketches for SaS challenges...I will show the link for their sketch challenge portion of their blog...BUT never fear...on my blog list on the left...the link takes you to their main blog site! goes my take on Sketch #10:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts; Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Offbeat collection
  • Stamps: CTMH - Bird Basics
  • Ink: CTMH - Sunkiss Yellow; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger) - Weathered Wood
  • Extras: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots; Ribbon - Unknown

Happy Easter! and welcome to my night o' scrap!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! We were very lucky to get to spend some time with my Mom and was short...but fabulous! We had a lot of fun and it was very relaxing...then the requisite egg hunt this morning...and lots o'food this evening! Anywho...I start working night shift I'm TRYING to stay up as late as possible tonight! I will post as a I go with my scrappy creations!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday and Easter Weekend!

It's really nice to have today off work. It's the kiddo's Spring Break this week...and this is the first day I will have to spend it with her! But not for long...we will be out and about visiting some friends and not exactly just Mommy and me time...but she is looking forward to visiting. I hope to get one or two things done today before we are due to meet up with some people...but that will depend on if I get the non-scrappy type stuff done first! LOL! promised the other day, here is the card I created for the Wednesday Card Challenge over at If the shoe fits...

I struggled with it for a little while...but in the end it worked out. It turned into more of a "letter" card...if there is such a thing. Basically it's a card I'd use to send a letter, no real sentiment or specific reason like a birthday or anything...but just a nice note! Enough of my to get some stuff done...hopefully to return to scrapping soon!


  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • Paper: K&Co - Life's Journey
  • Stamp: Stampabilities - Le London Script
  • Image: Somerset Studio Clip Art
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Stickles: Distress Stickles - Walnut Stain
  • Extras: Glossy Accents; Bling and Ribbon unknown

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Good Morning! or for some...Good Night!

Hey all! It's either really early Wednesday for you...or rather late on Tuesday!!! Either way I hope you are having a scraptacular day!!! I will be back later today (wednesday on the east coast) to upload an image of my take on a supplied image...vintage style! It's Card Challenge Wednesday at If the shoe fits...hosted by MOI!!! I hope you can come and play with us today...or tomorrow...again...depends on your time zone! LOL!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Post for Emily

Hi...I saw your comment today on one of my Mojo Monday's cards...I tried to check it out but the link no longer works...thank you for your sweet comment...and if you get a chance...drop back by!!!

Oh...and if anyone else hasn't found her yet...check out the Blog: Emily's's on my blog roll to the left of this post!!!!


Snacking on some Blog Candy!!!

SO a gal pal of mine Miss Judith is hosting some absolutely fabulously delicious blog candy!!!'s from lines that I would LOVE to have! The Sabrina line went so fast at my Michaels that I couldn't get anything other than a pack of's partly my fault for not going ahead and buying it when i had the chance...oh and learn!!! Anyways...drop by her blog and check out the candy and what this super talented lady has going on!!!!!

Basic Grey Goodness!

I'm on a challenge kick this weekend!! Came across another blog randomly hopping this morning Basic Grey Challenges...and I instantly had to participate in their latest's to create a project with a spring/easter theme and you have to use at least one item from Basic Grey...and being I'm a BG paper junkie...I had to play!!! Here is my card using BG Porcelain Paper and BG Aviary stamps:

  • Paper: Basic Grey - Porcelain
  • Cardstock: Bazzil and Georgia Pacific
  • Stamped Images: Basic Grey - Aviary
  • Sentiment: CTMH - Treasure Life
  • Ink: CTMH - Garden Green and Hollyhock
  • Ribbon: Offray

Bananarama!!! I came across this blog the other day...found it as I usually do by blog-hopping...ANYWAYS...2redbananas is a really fun blog! lots of cute ideas and stamps and stuffs! This is the card I created for their "You're a Gem" pretty much only had to use gems of some type or sort on your here goes!!!

I used gems on the sentiment, and some on the butterfly wings. I then coated the "body" with Diamond Dust and Glossy Accents, and then randomly Stickled some areas for a little extra shine!

This is another stamp set that I have that I have NOT used! Only...I can claim ignorance on this one a bit as I only received it the other day!!!! least I can say I used a previously "unused" set for this week!!! WOOHOO!!! Love working in the grey area!!! HEEHEE! Hopefully I will have time tomorrow to scrap...oh wait...what am I thinking????? Of course...I will MAKE TIME to scrap!!!


  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific and American Crafts
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Porcelain
  • Image and Sentiment: CTMH - Butterfly Wings
  • Ink: TH Distress Ink - Peeled Paint
  • Gems: Heidi Swapp
  • Ribbon - Unknown
  • Stickles: Diamond
  • Twinklets (by FloraCraft) Diamond Dust
  • Extras: Inkssentials - Glossy Accents; ribbon - unknown; EKSuccess 3D Dots

Friday, April 3, 2009

A little more Mojo...

Ok...finally got a chance to scrap for the first time this I jumped right in for the Mojo Monday weekly sketch challenge...this is week 80 over at the Mojo spot:
I am hoping to get a chance to do some more challenges and have some more fun this weekend. I am heading to work in the morning for a little bit...and then home to have some play time!

  • Cardstock: CTMH - Cocoa, Sorbet
  • Paper: CTMH - Unforgettable
  • Stamp: CTMH - Kanji Phrases
  • Ink: CTMH - Chocolate
  • Extras: Inkssentials - Glossy Accents; Ribbon and bling unknown's already friday!

And I can hardly believe it's already April too! I apologize for not having blogged since early hours at work have shifted I haven't had much time to scrap this week...and I've been going through withdrawals!! goal is to get a lot down between now and Sunday evening! I will definitely post as I go!

It is obviously it is time for another color challenge over at If the shoe fits...this week's colors are red and blue, and this is the card that I created for the challenge:

  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
  • Paper: Li'l Davis Designs
  • Sentiment: CTMH Card Kit/Just Because
  • Ink: CTMH White Daisy
  • Embossing Powder: White Embossing Puffs by Ranger
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Gems: My Minds Eye
  • Brads: Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
  • Extras: Liquid Applique - Marvy Uchida; Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls - Red Pepper