Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Scrapbook Style- Analyzed!

Check this out! I stumbled upon THIS blog and she had a quiz found HERE, which of COURSE I had to play with! lol!!! My result was that I am definitely a BLUE scrapbooker:
You are a traditional scrapbooker for the most part. You probably started scrapbooking to document your children or grandchildren's lives. You prefer multiphoto layouts, and most of your pages feature your family. You favor classic designs and products, and you may organize your albums chronologically. sounds about right, doesn't it? Family, documenting (tho I started with my own life- I was fifteen!), and I used to only scrap chronologically. Now, I take whatever photos I am interested in playing with (and have supplies on hand for!) and then put it in the album chronologically later. :D And in case you weren't sure, here's another page I got done, entirely of my own design (...just like all 700 pages before I heard about sketches, lol!) Supplies: Stamps: Choo Choo (Occasions Mini, check it out) Right on Track wheel (also in the mini!), Letterpress ABC (retired) Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A sketch for a page!

Last night I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for a scrapbook page! Yeay! One more page done! Supplies:
Stamps: none Ink: Real Red, Summer Sun Paper: Old Olive card stock, Dashing DP (retired), All the Trimmings SS Kit (retired) Accessories: Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, chipboard (retired)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New layout

I got some more scrapbooking done! page two of this layout actually was done first. I based it on a scrapbook sketch on PCP (which I can't find now so I can't link it, SORRY!), and I was able to finish page one this morning! It really is a pretty simple page. If you click on the photo you can see it better. Supplies: Stamps: Nature Hike Jumbo Wheel (retired) Ink: Chocolate Chip ink cartridge, Always Artichoke Marker Paper: Always Artichoke & Summer Sun card stock, white printer paper Accessories: Fresh Fav Buttons, Mini Glue Dots!
In case the photo is too small even when you click it, the journaling reads:
During fall break 2007 we hiked Limber Pine Trail. Its a short hike with signs all along telling you about the plants around you and stuff like that. Well, ___ plowed into one, breaking her sunglasses and cutting her eyebrow. The glassed cracked right across her eye and that crack yanked out a section of hair from her eyebrow. The eyebrow hair is still in her glasses. And I think that if she hadn't been wearing them, the sign would have hit her directly in the eye, causing a LOT more (and permanent) damage. I was worried about stitches to her eyebrow anyway!
Just in case you ever need to count your blessings... you still have your vision, you did not need stitches, you healed up completely within a month.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A kid and a project

First, the kid. So, you saw the cards I did at my big old class? As I was finishing up the cutting and prepping, and making sure there were enough of each little bit, my son came in to say "mom, I want to make a card for the class." I thought that meant he wanted to make one of those... nope. He drew out this:

and told me what colors he wanted to make this:

and THEN informed me that I had some more cutting to do- the ladies needed to make this card too... um... really?? sorry sweetie...they had enough to get done! lol! But I thought it was really cute, and really smart(!) that he had a sketch of his own, and designed such a fancy card!

Next, my project. Sooo, one of the Bear cub scout requirements is to add to or begin a den scrapbook. COOL!!! I decided about 6w ago that I would take a photo of each of our field trips and then put that in the book, plus have the book available for when they need to write a report on something for a requirement, or make a poster of something or whatever... Plus, its something I know how to do, lol! Well, now that we've gone on 4 field trips, I've finally figured out the best way to do this. I sat down last night and made this title page:

and then * I * will glue down the photo and write the date, what we did, where we went and why, and list off whatever we passed off in the activity! Then, the facing page of the 'layout' will be a lined sheet where the boys write what they learned or what they did on that trip. Cool huh? The boys are excited, and that's the point! What do you think? (other than, my "center" is off....)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A THREE-fer!

Wow! I got THREE Saturday challenges done, in one card, on the same day it was all posted! YEAY!!! lol! So! I took Lauren's color challenge, Jen's SSFYTT and this week's Cinema Challenge plus layers, and made one fancy card! haha!

The only problem is we are having a rain storm that thinks its a blizzard so the sun hasn't come out yet today. The dining room light is the best I have and it makes everything too shiny...So here's the less shiny shot...

And the straight-on shot that is weird colors and too-shiny buttons...

Supplies: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Fresh Cuts

Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray Paper: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Whisper White card stocks, Real Red Prints DP (retired) Accessories: So Saffron Poly Twill ribbon, Button Latte, Button Bouquet, Mini Glue Dots

I totally agree with Lauren, these are not colors I would normally put together, but it works! I loved Jen's button cluster idea and even had buttons that matched! I haven't seen To Catch A Thief (tho I will put it on my list!) but I figured if Cary Grant is in it, red roses are probably applicable, one way or another. *wink*

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wedding Card

This card is based on Lauren's sketch, AND is entered in for her new design team!!! Hoping, hoping...!


Stamps: Ever After

Ink: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink

Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Blender Pens, Latte Buttons, Mini Glue Dots

Its simple, but I like it a lot. Lauren is so creative and has great sketches, I love to play along! It would be awesome to be on her team with all the fun things she has planned! wow! Anyway, here's my try!

35 Card Class Part 2

Yes, 350. Thirty-five cards for ten people. Which included me.

And here are the rest of the cards from my class! Obviously not all of mine are stamped, I think that will come as I need the card. But I think they turned out nicely! And we had a lot of fun, which is always a good thing!

The next class will be scrapbook themed. If you aren't on my email list, let me know if you want more info!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


This card is not exactly my usual style. Its like the ones I admire but never seem to emulate. Well, I made this one using Jen's SSFYTT and also, for my parents 30th wedding anniversary! So I really wanted it to be PRETTY. I wanted to use all of these elements...the ribbon, the embossed heart, and that particular DP. I am very happy with the end result! I need to "stretch" more often! And I think this new stamp set will help me do that!

Supplies: Stamps: Ever After Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Versamark, White Craft paper: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Parisian Summer DP (retired) Accessories: White embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Change in can see the rest of the card class later this week. I wanted to get this post up... So, three or four years ago, my dad got two photos printed off...made a copy for each of us kids, to have photos of his parents. I have wondered forever what to do with them to make them "special" and not lost... I did scrap a page for my brother of them, but I wasn't thrilled with how that page turned out. So yesterday I used Jennifer Buck's Clean and Simple layout. I think it worked great for the photo of my grandma! I wanted something simple to keep the focus on the photo, but also something that conveyed the time and a little about who she was. She must have loved pink...seems to me both her bathrooms were pink and her bedspread was too. The little white journaling note will be where I write the year the photo was taken. Supplies: Stamps: Classic ABC (retired) Ink: Cranberry Crisp (retired) Paper: Whisper White & Cranberry Crisp (retired) card stock, Parisian Summer DP (retired) Accessories: Misc pink satin ribbon, SS Brads
I set a goal to do 12 pages in April. I am up to 3. That means I have a LOT of work to least its my favorite kind of work! lol In other news, you know I love those Whiff of Joy stamps.... well, I am totally entering to win a summer stamp kit, and you can too! Check out my sidebar and Katharina's blog!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

35 Card Class Part 1

The title says it all, I believe... lol

Since I cut the supplies for 350 cards in the last week and a half, I thought I'd share THAT! So here I have some...more tomorrow! (a few of these have images I did not offer in the class becuase they are so long retired. However, these exact cards were made for a gift and since they are stamped, I am posting those, rather than all blank ones!)

Supplies: Stamps: Many, many misc greetings, current and retired! Ink: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron Paper: Bella Birds DP, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette & White card stock Accessories: Corduroy Buttons, Button Latte, Jumbo Brads, White Organza Ribbon, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding card!

Wow. This weekend makes crazy sound calming. So Many Things. I did get to two parks with my kiddos and that was good. But I am beat and really ready to just go back to bed for the rest of the week. Is that allowed..? lol! Sooo my mom needed a wedding card and I needed to play with a sketch! So, this sketch was on SCS and here's the card: Supplies: Stamps: Congrats (now retired), Pocket Silhouettes Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Birds Accessories: White Organza Ribbon

Friday, April 17, 2009

Eternal winter...

is making me absolutely crazy. its snowed hard two days this week, rained most of the day yesterday and every thing is muddy and gray. I am usually one to be grateful for the water because I can't stand living in drought conditions. But its April 17th and still winter...lets move on now! We have Spring Break right now, and between a sick child AGAIN and the obnoxious snow, this one is not quite as fun as last year... But since I have a big card class tonight and have spent the last two evenings prepping, today will be spent with my kids. We might play some games or do some puzzles...I don't know. But something FUN is definitely required.

In the meantime, here is a new, SPRING card to show, now that I've given it to my friend, lol! It was for a challenge on SCS to use soft yellow, soft blue and soft brown, and also uses the sketch from OCC last week. Supplies:

Stamps: Pick A Petal, Sending Happy Thoughts Ink: Close to Cocoa Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Word Window Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, N/EE Buttons (Retired!) So, HAPPY SPRING!!!! Hope its sunny where you are... lol

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Two Cards

Between the allergies and the snow I am just not sure I am ready to tackle today! But here we go...! And we can definitely blame the snow for the lousy photos....

These cards are for a challenge on SCS. I still need to make two to complete the challenge....but I'll post what I've got done now. *wink*

First I did this one. I think its great for a masculine card but I'm pretty sure its going to be a thank you for a couple.


Stamps: Sense of Time Ink: Close to Cocoa Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Old Olive Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, wide Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Brads

This second one is definitely a thank you! And much more spring-y!


Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Ink: bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa Paper: Bashful Blue & White card stock, Banbury DP (retired) Accessories: SS Brads Bev has some really great blog candy HERE. She has such wonderful designs on her blog, be sure and check them out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Crazy, crazy

truly. This weekend was soo crammed-packed with things going on, and I had to get soooo much done in preparations! So my last few posts have been pre-typed, all done in one evening...maybe last Wednesday? So finally, a current post!

I made this card for my sweet MIL's birthday. It was a milestone birthday for her, so there was a HUGE party on Saturday. Ok, HUGE is an understatement. She herself has a posterity of 95- and-one-on-the-way, AND she is a twin so of course the party was combined!! So you can imagine the crazy crowd! :) It turned out to be a wonderful day for them, and I'm glad.

Supplies:Stamps: God's Beauty, Fresh Cuts Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango Paper: Apricot Appeal, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango Accessories: Mat Pack, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Our daughter was born on her grandma's birthday, and my sisters birthday is the day before, so we had another family party Sunday evening. here are the fabulous cakes my talented husband made and decorated for them! (Tinkerbell is not 'accurate' but its perfect for my very teenage sister. :) Plus she loved it, so that's great! LOL!)

Friday, April 10, 2009

35 Card Class!

Good morning! Today is the last day to turn in your $16 fee to attend my class next weekend! Here are just a few of the cards we'll be making... We're using new stamps, new papers, and new accessories, plus you go home with 35 card for any occasion you need! Hope you'll join us!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Teen birthday

I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for this birthday card. (It isn't my favorite card ever so I may try again since there's a contest involved and you can win Verve stamps... lol! I even know exactly which set I would pick!) But, I do think this card works well for the person it's meant for.
Yes, the rectangles on the front are hanging off, I did that intentionally. For one thing, the main image is a bit too big, so I set them off a bit, going for a hint of...dare we say, rebelliousness? hee hee! I wish the greeting lined up better too but ya know...what do you do? lol! Supplies: Stamps: Ipodabella (Stamping Bella stamps), Warmest Regards (retired)
Ink: Basic Black Paper: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Basic Black, White card stock, Loves Me DP (retired!) Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, EE/N Buttons (retired), Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pen, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Girly-girl Birthday

I have a bunch of cards I really need to get made, but I have sooo much going on! I keep adding to my to-do list instead of crossing things off...! But last night I did get this card made, for my little princess of a girl.

She is in love with princess-y attire and considers all dress shoes "glass slippers". She got princess dress-ups for Christmas but she's so darn tall for her age that her feet are naturally long, and too long for the 'glass slippers' she got. They're made of fabric so they're stretched out and totally worn out already. So for her birthday this week she's getting two pairs of plastic dress up shoes! I think that's going to be the highlight of the day... lol! So This is the set I had to use for her card! :D

I showed her the two shoe images and asked which one she liked the best. She pointed to the top ones and said "The pink ones". Um....are they pink? Ok, I can do that... lol! Jen's Saturday SFYTT was perfect for using ALL the images! I got to use a bunch of bling and even some crystal effects to make the "glass slipper" glassy and shiny! Yeay!


Stamps: Humor in High Heels

Ink: Black, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Whisper White card stock Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Chunky Sprinkles Glitter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Fire Square Rhinestone Brad

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Truly I haven't stamped anything til this evening. My nice, quiet, family weekend went a little bananas, but I got some photos printed so I could work on my April pages! (Typing this up late Monday night and as soon as I'm done I have to go tackle the 6 loads of laundry some silly person dumped on my bed. Oh wait...that was probably me....rats!) (edited to add correct challenge info!) I started this month off with Jennifer's CAS Sketch, plus I used the OCC Challenge to do an Easter project. know, from last year! *wink* Tho I have several other years I could have chosen to work on.... THIS is why I need this group! LOL! So, Jennifer's sketch had a twist that you had to use stamping on your page. hee hee, here's my secret- I got into stamping because it was cheaper than stickers for scrapbooking! YEAY! That's a simple challenge for me! I loved her layout too because its unique, which is what I am looking for right now doing my pages. Anyway, here's the page, and I will add journaling later, beneath the title. Supplies: Stamps: Taffy ABC, Pick A Petal, All God's Children (retired) Ink: Perfect Plum, Basic Black Paper: Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum Accessories: 1/2 inch circle punch, Watercolor Pencils

Friday, April 3, 2009

April Stamp News & a Sketch!

Wow, ok, its official...I am tossing my computer out the nearest window....! I have had SO MANY problems today! UGH!

Anyway, here is my latest business news, and be sure and check the side bar for the latest updates!


Is there anything more fun than getting a hand-stamped card in the mail? Don’t you love knowing that you can brighten someone’s day by sending a card you made yourself? This month’s promo "Get Connected" is all about that! I’m sure you’ve all noticed the single stamps found in the back of the catalog…! Well, until April 30, for every $40 of merchandise you order from the Occasions Mini, you may choose any of the items on page 208 for FREE! That includes two quick kits and eight single stamp images, perfect for making cards! (Some of these stamps are also wonderful for scrapbooking) This promotion is limitless, for every $40 you spend (from the Occasions Mini) you earn a free item!

Any one who hosts a workshop of $150 or more may also select any thing on page 208 FREE. But its always a nice time to host! :D

There’s another great promotion running, if you have ever considered e a demonstrator. Until April 30, you can sign up with a Three-Easy-Payments plan! That means you’ll spend $66.33 during April, May and June and get going on your business in April! This is a really great way to get started because you can use the income you earn to help pay for your starter kit!

I do have a couple more spots in my Stampers 10 club if you still wanted to join. Just let me know before April 15 so we can add your order!!! If you aren’t interested in joining the club but still want to place an order, I will be sending in an order on April 15, so let me know by then!

My 35 Card Class is scheduled for April 17 in Honeyville. I do need your RSVP and fee before then so that I have the supplies ready for you. That needs to be to me no later than April 10. This is a wonderful time to stock up on cards for those events that sneak up on you! You can make them all birthday cards, thank you cards, etc, or choose from a variety of greetings. If you would like to host this same class yourself (rather than travel to Honeyville), simply find four friends who would attend and we’ll get it scheduled!


Now for a quick sketch entry: I wanted to use this stamp set for Charmaine's sketch (from Beate's design team) and I love to use it with the emboss resist technique. I'm just not convinced this is the best color combination ever... haha

Supplies: Stamps: Fresh Cuts ~

Ink: Versamark, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze ~ Paper: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze ~ Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, EE Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Clean & Simple!!!

As I was browsing my blog list yesterday I came across Jennifer's scrapbook layout for a Clean And Simple page. LOVED the layout! But I don't do too many pages with only one photo (...because I take so many of each event!!!) Then I remembered a picture of my son that I have always wanted to do something special with, to showcase the stinkin cute "squish face" he used to make...and when you only have one photo on the page and keep the rest simple- that photo really IS the main focus! So here's my little Squish Face! Awww....! Love it! Supplies: Stamps: none Ink: none Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue & White card stock, Rock Star Simply Sent Card Elements Kit Accessories: EE brads, Spiral PunchAnd if you like blog candy (lol) check out this post: Elisabeth Bell (an illustrator for Whiff Of Joy Stamps!) has an AWESOME give away! Or, don't check it out and better my chances.... haha!
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