Monday, February 28, 2011

End of the Meeting...

Here's the very last make & take from my upline meeting earlier this month. It's such a pretty card and not one I would have ever thought to put together on my own. Plus it involves a bow and I am really lousy at making bows look nice! This one is a cheat....only one half of the bow pulled thru and the other is just folded behind the knot part! haha!
If you look at the bottom right corner you might see some tiny flowers punched out of the text paper and sponged with a little ink. I thought that was a cute, subtle touch.

They even had us decorate the inside of the card! I never do that... lol!

Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Ink: Baja Breeze, Versamark
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla card stocks, First Editions DP
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Vintage Flower Adornments, Very Vanilla seam binding,

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Other green pages...

Well that was smooth. I mentioned a long time ago that I had tons to share...and I've been posting daily, except that I went thru and pre-wrote them. I wrote up this post the night I scrapped the pages and took the photos the next morning.......and never included the photos on this post! Then I went away for the weekend and came home to see that this post has been sitting all day photo-less. Rats. Well, its fixed now. Enjoy, lol!
Remember the green-scrapbooking night I mentioned? Here's the other two. These are actually the same weekend, but the park pages are for my son's book and the Mother's Day page is for mine. Just funny to me that I was on such a green kick.

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet, retired: Lively Little Ones
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip marker
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: retired buttons

With this page I started out by using a challenge and then I didn't follow thru half of it so I'm not counting it. But one part was to watercolor with markers- so glad I'd just learned how, LOL! I was super ambitious and thought yellow roses with pink streaks would be cool. Okay, it might be, but four roses later and its just exasperating. *smile
You should also know that cutting around roses on watercolor paper that is still slightly damp is super time-consuming and really hurt my hand, haha. This was a complicated-super-simple page!
I was glad the challenge included black & white photos tho because I had been hit by horrible hayfever the day before these pics were taken and my nose looked quite like a tomato from all the sneezing/blowing. Mother's Day needs moved to a prettier time of year for me, hee hee!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, retired: Taffy Alphabet
Ink: Basic Black craft ink, Regal Rose, Regal Rose & So Saffron markers
Paper: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Aquapainter

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hair Things!

Jill Olsen (whose blog is HERE) taught us one of the coolest things we learned at the meeting a couple weeks ago. She showed us how to turn this baggie of circles of fabric (cut with the Big Shot!) into a really fun and pretty flower!
The fabric was a sheer taffeta kind of fabric, and you melt the edges over the heat of a candle!
Then you use a glue gun and some kind of pretty little accessory (I used a rhinestone jewel) and turn it into this!!! Isn't that gorgeous??
Most of the women used them as pins on their blouses, but you could put it on a purse, or even a shoe!

My downline/friend and I chose to use them like this:


Friday, February 25, 2011

New Technique!

Here are a couple more of the make & takes from my meeting. I've mentioned I had to make two downline friend was not feeling well and didn't want to make the trip up there sick. That's okay tho, I got to play with choices!

I learned something new with these cards. I have long wondered if you could watercolor with markers, but I've only tried blender pens and no, that doesn't work. However, if you use markers on watercolor paper, and you use an aquapainter- well check out those sewing machines! Those are watercolored with markers! Coooool!

All of these supplies are found in the Occasions Mini. I am looking forward to owning some of these for scrapbooking pages of my mom sewing clothes! Won't that be FUN?

Stamps: Sew Suite
Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose marker, Tempting Turquoise marker, Tangerine Tango marker, Daffodil Delight marker
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose & Tangerine Tango card stocks, Sweet Stitches DP, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, Sweet Buttons Embosslits die, Dimensionals, thread

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blue Bird

I am so in love with this card!!! The bird turned out fabulous and I think the colors rock together!

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Upsy Daisy
Ink: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz
Accessories: Bird Punch, SIlver Brads, Mat Pack

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Star Struck!

I got to scrapbook some more the other night and the theme of *that* night was a green base. Three un-related events and all on a different shade of green base, haha.

These pictures are from last summer. These are the vehicles used in filming the Transformer movies. They stopped in our town of all places for a pit stop/night at a hotel and my husband happened to be driving past and called and told me to get the kids there NOW. So I did and tons of people were there checking it out. It was so funny and my son was SOOOO excited!!! So here's his page, finally.

Stamps: none
Ink: Poppy Parade marker
Paper: Wild Wasabi, retired Primary Colors simply scrappin' kit

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get "Whale"!

Get well cards are one type I don't make very many of. However, a friend of mine (who also works with me in cub scouts) recently had knee surgery that ended up worse than expected, so I thought this might cheer her up a little. I made the card and let the cub scouts write a note inside, hee hee.
Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Paper: Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Whisper White card stocks, Poppy Parade DP (hostess pack)
Accessories: Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthdays for everyone!

I was asked to make a stack of birthday cards so here's one for a young boy, a young girl or even a baby, and a teenager, and one for anyone at all!
Stamps: Pun Fun, Upsy Daisy
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, White grosgrain ribbon
Stamps: Grunge Rock
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Black
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla card stocks
Accessories: Stamping Sponges
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Whisper White card stocks, Wicked Fun dp
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stinky Pink!

haha! I made a card very similar to this one a long time ago, and thought it would be fun to make another. This follows the sketch from the Clean & Simple blog, sketch 127. Simple and cute!
And yes, I know my skunk stripe is black but that's easier than turning the whole critter black... lol!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black & Whisper White card stocks, Berry Bliss dp (retired)
Accessories: Watercolor pencils, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Green Birthday

So the other night I used the Mojo 178 sketch to make this card. Looks like a very nice masculine birthday card to me!
Do you ever design a card for someone waaaay in advance knowing perfectly well you'll either forget about *this* one, or make something better later? Well, this is one of those cards. I have someone in mind whose birthday is not for several months. Nice. LOL!

Stamps: Sense of Time, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pear Pizazz
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Always Artichoke seam binding, Vintage Trinkets, Mat Pack

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nature Walk

I love this new stamp set from the Occasions Mini!! I have played with it quite a bit, and here are the three main things I've made:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Always Artichoke seam binding, Stamping Sponge

Stamps: Nature Walk, Occasional Quotes, Upsy Daisy, Fresh Cuts
Ink: Pure Poppy, Always Artichoke
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Red taffeta ribbon

Stamps: Nature Walk
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Always Artichoke seam binding

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Splash Pad!

I wasn't kidding about summer pictures. This page was so fun to make!! It was for a challenge to create tie-dye with your inks. I think this covers it! I did it on the Presto Patterns DP, which is so cool anyway!

Stamps: Taffy Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery & Melon Mambo
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo card stocks, Presto Patterns DP
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Black grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This is the last of those five pages I got done and had to share. I was really in the mood for summer when I selected photos, and then when I put the pages together I was in the mood for buttons! Lots and lots of buttons were used! LOL!

This page was for a clean and simple (CAS) challenge to keep the focus on the photos. There is no title because I haven't settled on one yet. This is like the last day of summer, or darn close, and the neighborhood was all outside enjoying otter pops!
Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Brights Buttons, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Shaped Card!

Here's a super fun idea! This comes from that upline meeting and just keeps making me need that Big Shot! How about you??
The card was cut using the Bigz L Die: Petal Cone. Then the cone was trimmed down and embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder, and the ice cream part was done using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Then a cherry was punched out of the red Glimmer Paper, with a knot of thin ribbon. Then we stamped the greeting using Curly Cute, on a pre-cut strip of card stock.

Soooo fun!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy, happy Valentines day!
At our house we have little valentine cards and/or gifts setting out on the table when the kids wake up, like Easter baskets are. The last few years we've done something valentiney for dinner, heart shaped mini pizzas, heart shaped pancakes, stuff like that. so! Here are the cards I made for my family:

Here are the cards my son made his grandparents:

Here's what my daughter made for grandparents and a few other people:
Here's the craft the kids and I made Sunday night to decorate our house for Valentines! (Thanks to Meg for posting it and Shellie for loaning us contact paper)!

Have a happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart Rub-On's

I thought I'd use a few of these rub-ons in a different way than you might first think. Why not a fun birthday balloon ride? *grin

Stamps: Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Red taffeta ribbon, Love Impressions rub ons

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I printed off 50 photos this past week to get some of that scrapbooking done. I must *really* be in the mood for summer, because most of the pictures I printed are summer pictures! As is often the case I make similar pages for every one's book. The particular pages were for a virtual scrapbooking night on Splitcoaststampers' site. I missed the actual event, but you can catch up for a week or two...

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler & Pear Pizazz card stocks
Accessories: Brights Buttons

Stamps: Taffy Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Whisper White & Real Red card stocks
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Brights Buttons, Neutral Buttons, Bitty Buttons, Silver Brads, retired black & green buttons

Friday, February 11, 2011

Scrapbook sketch!

I haven't posted half of what I have to show you, but the other night I got 5 cards and 5 scrapbook pages done and I am excited!

This first layout uses a sketch on Cheryl's Even More Scrapping blog:

Stamps: Just Perfect Alphabet
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Always Artichoke card stock, Christmas Cocoa DP (retired)
Accessories: Brights Buttons, Neutral Buttons

We have attended this festival for the last four years and this from last November is the first page I've made of any of our days there. yep, lots more work to do! I'll keep going now.... haha!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A twist!

Check this card out:
Funky and flowery....and the designer paper? Is from the Halloween package! hee hee! I was looking at Jen's SFYTT for February and wondering which current DP I might use...and found that package and thought, why not? *grin

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Whisper White card stocks, Wicked Fun DP
Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Bliss!

This was another make & take from my upline meeting, designed by Melanie (but I don't know her last name)! Its so fun and lovely tho! We were also supposed to spritz Not Quite Navy marker over it, using the color spritzer tool, but the marker was too dry by the time I got to this table.

Stamps: Bliss (Sale-A-Bration
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Rose Red
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla card stocks, Springtime Vintage DP (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Rose Red seam binding, Springtime Vintage Big Buttons (Occasions Mini Catalog), Decorative Label Punch, Stamping Sponge, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Valentines!

Isn't that cute? We made these at my upline meeting this past weekend. It uses the really fun Sale-A-Bration set So Happy For You, and since I had to make two sets, I used the flower and the heart. Cute cute!

Stamps: So Happy For You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White card stocks
Accessories: Paper Scoring Blade (for the tic-tac-toe grid), *I don't know, but I believe the scallop square was cut using the Big Shot and a die

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mojo 177!

At this moment I think I have enough cards photographed to fill this blog for the next three weeks! Never mind football, tt has been such a fun, crafty weekend! Friday night I was filling orders and my display board. Saturday morning I got to participate in a great upline meeting, with gorgeous make & takes and ideas!! Then this morning I was finishing orders, and now have LOTS to show!

Today, I'll start with this card I made using today's Mojo sketch
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip marker
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White card stocks, Sunny Garden DP
Accessories: 1 3/8 inch circle punch, retired Brads

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Birthday!

Here are some birthday cards I got to sit down and make the other day! I actually planned them all out the day I played with my crayons, and here they are, all assembled and just a little different!

Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Presto Patterns, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White card stocks, Hostess DP Pack
Accessories: Neutral Buttons, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Glimmer Brads, Spiral Punch, Misc Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Scrapbook Goals:

So...since I decided a few years ago to scrap random pages and events that simply strike my interest that scrapbooking has become a little chaotic and it is difficult to remember what I have done vs what still needs done. I have thought for quite a while that I need to literally write out which events still need done and for whose book. I've also had enough sense to think that doing a list might overwhelm me too much and then I wouldn't get anything done! Hmm. I may have been too right...

The other night I started with my digital photos and wrote down every event that someone needs scrapped. In most cases, I need to scrap the same event for more than one book. Possibly 1/4 of this list has been done for *someone* already. I have 11.5 sides of paper of lists that need scrapped. Um.... wow. and whoa. and MAN have I got some work to do!!!

So, I need limitless crafting supplies and no other responsibilities... Yep, that's what I need. Who's with me?! hahaha.....

Here's one I got done yesterday:

Stamps: Taffy Alphabet (retired)
Ink: Peach Parfait
Paper: Sahara Sand, So Saffron & Peach Parfait card stock, Sunny Garden DP, Spring Showers DP (Retired)
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Peach Parfait ribbon, retired buttons

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Toys!

I got my order yesterday with new toys for me! I wish so bad I could play with the Digital Content disk full of Sale-A-Bration goodness, but I still have a borrowed computer soooo someday!

Until that happy day arrives, I did buy the new color sets of Watercolor Wonder Crayons and I am super excited! Six years ago when they introduced the crayons, it came in a box like this:
It had then-all 48 colors and my upline and her downlines split it into a "club" so we could afford to buy it. :) I believe with the next catalog release they split them into smaller boxes in color families. This made it affordable to everyone!

With the Color Revolution this summer, my crayons were depleted to look like this: 
 It was a little bit pathetic... :) So since it is Sale-A-Bration time and I just *had* to spend my $50, I bought the new colors! They come in the new color families, in their own boxes like this, and all four boxes came in this cute brown box which is probably going to be re-purposed!
Now all of my crayons are in their own color family box and its so fun! Here's the first project I made with them today, using new stamps and a new ribbon!
Stamps: Birthday Bakery (hostess level 1)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Concord Crush, Real Red & Whisper White card stocks, Hostess Level 1 DSP
Accessories: Brights Buttons, Real Read thin Taffeta Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens
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