Saturday, June 27, 2009

Crop weekend!

and I'm BAD! LOL! I'm enjoying myself over at the Shoe crop! It ends tomorrow evening...but so far it's been fantastic! One of our fab DT members, Ms. Tanisha, after the news was received Friday about the passing of Michael Jackson, created a challenge where you create a LO based on one of his song titles...well here is mine:

  • Paper: Rusty Pickle
  • Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzil Bling
  • Letters: Thickers - Sprinkles; Grungeboard Alphas
  • Skull: Grungeboard elements
  • Paint: Distres Crackle Paint: Brushed pewter; Fired Brick
  • FLowers: Prima
  • Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Silver
  • Stickles: Ruby Slippers
  • Ribbon and bling unknown

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Woohoo...start the weekend a little early!

And join the Shoe DT for a fantastic on-line crop! The crop kicks off today at noon and runs until Sunday evening! Lots of great challenges and some fantastic prizes! So take a chance, drop in...see if any challenges spark your fancy...and then play along with us! You never know what might happen!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sketch-fabulous Monday card! least i think so! made this card using one of the Simply Card Sketches by Judy over at Simply Scrapping...I must say that the sketch stumped me at first...but then decided to just go distressed with it! So it's pretty much a brown pallette with lots of distressing and inking...honestly nothing on it other than maybe the brads or flowers started out the color it ended up! even inked up the lace! Sorry the pic is so scrunchy...having to resize A LOT with the current three column format i have...definitely been considering a two column...but i really like the way a three column it is:

  • Paper: K&Co - LIfe's Journey
  • Cardstock: CTMH
  • Stamps: Studio 490 - Ticket to Art
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Flowers: Prima
  • Tag: idea-ology Philosophy Tags
  • Brads and Lace: no idea

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

To celebrate today in my own way...I created a LO featuring just my dear, darling hubby! I had the greatest paper that I got from Judy Law over at Simply Scrapping, from the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line...AND...I just so happened to have some great pics of DH cooking for us on our last camping there we go!


  • sketch: Page Maps
  • paper: Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird
  • cardstock: Bazzil, American Crafts, SU
  • Embellishments: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird chipboard elements
  • Ribbon: unknown
  • Letters: Cricut - Lyrical Letters
  • Stickles: Candy Cane
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen
  • Extra: Glossy Accents

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sketch Challenge Day! I posted a LO a little while ago that I used a sketch on...well now here is a card using a really fun sketch from the fab ladies at 2RedBananas! They are also hosting the challenge over at Card Positioning Systems am not sure that I have ever been over at the CPS blog...but I'm loving me some 2RedBananas! Their latest stamp release is adorable! So take a second and stop by and check them out! Oh...before I's my card:

  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil, CTMH - Tulip

  • Stamps: CTMH - Think Pink set

  • Ink: CTMH - Sorbet, Tulip, Black

  • Stickles: Icicle

  • Ribbon and bling: um yeah..out of my stash o' goodies!

The never-ending LO!

At least that's how it felt! This LO took me close to a week to finish. The pic is from a recent trip to the Smoky Mountains and I've really wanted to scrap it since we returned...finally started Sunday or Monday...and then stalled...BADLY! I don't know the last time that one item took me that long...I've quit a project after struggling with it...but this one I just HAD TO much as it tried to drive me crazy! I did use a sketch by Judy over at Simply Scrapping, I didn't follow it too closely..mainly because once I got going...well the whole thing went bonkers!

  • Paper: Prima Nursery Tales

  • Cardstock: Bazzil, American Crafts

  • Flowers: Prima - Nursery Tales

  • Paint: Distress Paint - Old Paper

  • Glimmer Mist: Glacier, Pearl

  • Letters: CTMH Color Ready Alphabet; Thickers - By the Yard

  • Ink: CTMH - Indian Corn Blue; Distress Ink - weathered wood

  • Chipboard: Tattered Angels

  • Extras: Crackle Accents; Glossy Accents

  • Bling and Buttons - who knows

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shoe announcements!!!!!!!!!

WOW! So much to tell you about what's going on at the Shoe! First off...the DT will be taking a blog-cation starting immediately following this Friday's Color Challenge! WE will return to the Shoe on July 6th with some new DT members, a Guest Designer for the month of July and a bit of a new look! We are soooo looking forward to it! To tide us all over until July 6th...we will be posting our regularly scheduled challenges in the Shoe Ning! That way all of our fab members will still get a chance to play along! And last...and most importantly...we will be hosting our first online crop in the Shoe Ning June 25th-28th! We'll get started at noon on the 25th and be hosting lots of fun challenges with some great prizes all weekend long! Our way of celebrating the summer and some of the new things we will be bringing with us when we roll into July! is the Wednesday Card Challenge at the Shoe...and's my card:

  • Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzil Bling
  • Stamp: CTMH - Make a Wish
  • Ink: CTMH - Desert Sand
  • GOLD: Glimmer Mist, Stickles
  • Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
    Ribbon: who knows

Sunday, June 14, 2009 messed up on this one Barker!

Ok...for those of you that may not know...I'm a big NASCAR favorite driver happens to be #88...we are with you through thick and thin Jr! a little bit of an introduction...I also happen to like the #18 Busch...not the #2 (actually nothing against older brother...but eh...not my thing!)...moving on...I think Kyle Busch is good for NASCAR...we gotta have a "bad guy"...the guy that doesn't care what anyone else thinks and just goes out and drives and be-danged with anoyone else out there...ALL GOOD WITH THAT! He's a talented driver...and a bit of a bad-ass...and public enemy #1...all good...who doesn't need someone to "hate"....well...all of that being said...Mr. B...crew chief for the bit off the big one's ok if you want to compare win totals...I have no problem with that...BUT...if you want to universally declare that one driver is better than another based on the number of wins...well...BITE about you throw the driver you are the crew chief for into the mix...where does he rank????
Now...let's take some things into consideration...if you want to publically state that one driver is better than another...what does Kyle Busch have to live up to??? Yes his big brother one a championship...ok...and???? Let's take a driver that grew up in the shadow of a legend, who bumped his dad a little on the track and got blasted for it by his father...who was always treated on the track as either not the son (as dad did while racing...but once the race was out...) OR as a driver who got a chance because of who his father was; whose father died IN the sport they both love...who has had to battle not only the ghost of the past but his ridiculous former stepmother...find a new with family issues and wanting to stay within the family and having to leave it because of how close cousins can be! AND...carry the expectations of a fan base that fondly refers to themselves as "Jr. Nation"...not to mention the weight of the media who expect "the most popular driver in NASCAR" to deliver each and every week...and if he has a bad year...or two...then he's NOTHING...not talented, not good, and everyone else has to be better...WOW...carry those burdens and THEN dare call someone better!
YES...NASCAR needs the guy in the black hat...YES we need a bad guy we can all publicly hate but privately say...damn...the kid has balls....BUT...we don't need him as an excuse to sacrifice other drivers.
How many championships has Jr won? How many championships has Mark Martin won? And HOW OLD ARE THEY?
Let's talk real numbers, let's talk reality...but let's not take one driver and pit them against another and NOT include the REALITY of what each driver faces...KB has a freedom that maybe some drivers don't have...because much do we expect from him OTHER than to be a bad-ass?
I want to see KB do well..cuz dang it...he's a lot of fun to watch! I like the guy...what I don't like is what he did when he smashed the guitar...there are some people out there that put a lot of work and effort into something that may seem so small...and to have their work and effort slammed to the ground and smashed as if it was if only to make a statement as "look what I CAN DO" about you show us some restraint and RESPECT to the people that put together the show each week? leave the attitude on the track...give some smart alecky interviews...but don't take a symbol of hard work and smash it to the ground as if it were nothing.
NOW...and last are a pretty cool guy...DR...hope you win some more (with another team)...and are so CUTE...but I can no longer support a team that has a CREW CHIEF go out and slam another driver in comparison to one...yet fails to leave out his own BARKER...make a a commentator or a crew can't be both! have lost my support...

Sunday Simply Scrapping Card Sketch

Well...I was hoping for another "S" in the title...but it didn't work out so well! LOL! This card is made from another Judy sketch at Simply Scrapping...I didn't get a chance to do it when it was first posted a few weeks I just played around with it'm not even sure I like this card...but I don't hate it! Basically when I started playing around with the paper...well...all the colors I think sent me into oblivion! LOL! I don't normally layer this many bright, odd colors onto each other...but for some actually works!


  • Paper: Glitz Design - Sparrow

  • Cardstock: American Crafts

  • Ink: STAZON - Timber Brown

  • Sentiment: SU - Dreams du Jour

  • Ribbon: Brown - scraps from my stash; flowers - I know I got it at Michaels...that's about all I know

  • Bling: Me and My Big Ideas

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy hour!

Somewhere! Yummmy lemons and limes! I have used this sentiment stamp quite a bit...but it just plain rings true...somewhere, somehow...there is always a happy hour going on! I used another fantastic sketch from this weeks card sketch set by Judy at Simply Scrapping!


  • Paper: ScribbleScrabble
  • Cardstock: American Crafts and Georgia Pacific
  • Stamps: Frame - Verve: Sweet on You; Sentiment - Inkadinkdado
  • Ink: STAZON - Jet Black; CTMH - Citrus Leaf
  • Bling: Green - Unknown; Clear - Me and My Big Ideas
  • Stickles - Lime Green

Been a long time coming...

Happy Friday evening ya'll! I hope everyone is doing fantastic! Well...long story's been a LOOOONNNNGGGG time since I honestly felt like I created something for the simple reason of CREATING SOMETHING! I have a lot of assignments (most of which I am behind on...shhhhh!) and a lot of times even though I'm having a blast creating stuff...sometimes I wonder how often I just get to throw down and PLAY! Well...earlier this week I received my monthly order from CTMH...and MAN-O-MAN...GOOD STUFF! So tonight I just chilled and played...nothing set in my mind...well correction...once I saw the sketch I had a fairly good idea of what I wanted to do...but even in my wildest dreams...let's just say for the first time in a VERRRRRRY long time...what I have created I would not change anything on! I simply adore it! Pics may not show it's justice...but WOWZA in person! Not to mention I hand painted the flower with Glimmer Mist! I mean often do any of us just sit and take the time to work something from start to finish taking the most painstaking detail????? Or maybe it's just me that has the tendency to take short cuts when I can...ANYWAYS...

Here is my Cree-a-shun:

I loved the corner element because it came strictly from me playing around:

And here is an idea of the over all 3-D factor:

Well...please drop me a line and let me know what you think! Hope to get some more just for fun stuff done this weekend!
  • Sketch: CTMH - Wishes Book - Sentiment Secured
  • Paper: CTMH - Moon Doggie; GrungePaper
  • Cardstock: CTMH - Desert Sand, Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry; Georgia Pacific
  • Stamps: ALL CTMH - Extreme Happiness, June Word Puzzle
  • Ink: STAZON - Timber Brown; CTMH - Cranberry, Desert Sand, Pansy Purple, Sunflower, Garden Green
  • Stickles: Distress Stickles - Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint
  • Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
  • Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold
  • Brads: Unknown

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fab Friday color challenge!

Over at the Shoe! This weeks colors are blue, green and yellow...and there are definitely some different combos and shades going on! Here is my card...again...don't love it...but I don't hate it's growing on me!

  • Paper: Basic Grey - Urban Prairie

  • Cardstock: Bazzil Bling, Bazzil

  • Sketch: CTMH Wishes Book - Collage

  • Sentiment: Verve - Thoughtful Florals

  • Ink: STAZON - Timber Brown

  • Stickles: Yellow, Baby Blue, Eucalyptus


Woohoo! Feeling the scrappin groove right now! This next card also comes from a Judy Law sketch at Simply Scrapping...she released three new sketches on Monday...and they are all too good to pass up!


  • Paper: Scribble Scrabble - Bubbly Blooms (LOVING THIS PAPER JUDY!)
  • Cardstock: Bazzil, CTMH, American Crafts
  • Sentiment: Verve - Feeling Groovy
  • Ink: STAZON - TImber Brown
  • Brads: three bugs in a rug - Blossom
  • Punch: SU Ticket Punch

Love me some Thursday!

Hello's been awhile since I sat down and created anything...but I don't go into work until a couple hours later I took it as an opportunity to get scrapping!

This card was made using one of the fab Judy Law sketches over at Simply Scrapping! BTW...if you aren't a member of Simply Scrapping yet...what are you waiting for???? A great community, lots of great people...and it's just plain fun!

I like the sketch for this card...and I'm feeling about 50-50 on the card itself...the sentiment portion didn't come out just the way I was hoping...but a little Stickles here...some bling never know....


  • Paper: cherryArte (THANK YOU JUDY!)
  • Cardstock: American Crafts, Georgia Pacific
  • Ink: STAZON - Timber Brown; Distress Ink - Dried Marigold, Shabby Shutters
  • Stamps: Verve - Sweet on You
  • Stickles: Cinnamon
  • Bling: Me and My Big Ideas
  • Cuttlebug: Swiss dots Embossing Folder

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Monday!

This should have been posted yesterday...I didn't hit the right button! weekend trip was that relaxing that I can say that today...even though it is a Monday is a HAPPY MONDAY! Even's a new challenge Monday over at the Shoe! Today's challenge is to create a masculine ATC! Here is mine:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts
  • "Paper": Claudine Hellmuth Studio - sticky back canvas
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
  • Letters: Grungeboard
  • Paint: Distress Crackle paint - Walnut Stain
  • Stickles: Distress Stickles - Walnut Stain
  • Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Patina
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Game Spinners and Sprocket Gears

Sunday, June 7, 2009

GO RVing...or something like that!

We own a Pop-up camper...not quite an RV but anyways... we had such a fantastic weekend up in the Smoky Mountains! Only about a three hour drive from us...we were up in Whittier, NC at the Timberlake Campground run by the OH-SO-FANTASTIC Ms. Betty! was a little piece of heaven and it was horrible to have to leave it! Here are a couple of pics:

View of our campsite:

view from our campsite (before we parked the camper...didn't obstruct much of the view though!):

all i can say is as great the views were, as cool as it was to be on top of ole smoky (more on that later...the mountain...minds outta gutters! LOL!) the best part was spending time away from tv, puters, and the "real" world...but spending time together and the kiddo telling us that she thoroughly enjoyed herself!

more later dolls!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Challenges! Challenges! pics from me today...getting ready to go in for part one of a root I've been a little out of it the past few days...just and FYI for you all...DON'T put off dental work...sometimes you can wait TOO LONG! Anywho...a couple of challenges that went up today that I wanted to tell ya'll about!

Over at
If the shoe fits scrap it...a card challenge to recognize the Dads in our lives. Definitely check it out...the DT posted some great samples!

Over at
Simply Scrapping...a card challenge based on friendship! Make and send a card to a friend! Something I need to get moving on!

Hope ya'll have a happy scrappy day! If I'm not too numb or in pain after the Dentist...hopefully I will get a chance to get back to my scrap desk!

Monday, June 1, 2009


...ummm...yeah...that's about as excited as I can get for a Monday! LOL! What is fabulous is that it is June officially, the Summer can now begin...and it's also a lovely sketch challenge day over at the Shoe! This month's sketch is a lot of fun...hope you get a chance to come and play! Here is my take:


  • Paper: SU - Rockabilly
  • Cardstock: SU - Kiwi Kiss; American Crafts
  • Stamps: CTMH - Dream Wishes
  • Ink: Ranger Jet Black Archival
  • Letters: American Crafts Thickers - Sprinkles, Poolside, Giftbox
  • Stickles: Diamond, Lime Green, Black Diamond
  • Bling: Me and My Big Ideas
  • Ribbon: From my stash