Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree

I tried the technique Split Negative. You can learn this technique from Gina K at Stamp TV here.
The base is Iridescent Cyber Gray & half the tree. The other half of the tree is Basis Black. The DP is SU retired DP. The saying is framed with SU Vanilla Frame.


Paper Temptress Paper- Basis Black & Iridescent Cyber Gray
DP- SU Retired
Other- Pez A Blings, SU Hardward
Stamps- HSH Holiday Additions from There She Goes Stamps & tree unknow

Sunday, November 29, 2009

There She Goes Sketch

I used this weeks There She Goes Sketch for this LO. It is another calander page that is 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. The papers are unkown. This photo was taken during a summer training my daughter was at. I found a new way to crop pictures. I printed it and then free hand cut out the photo. The flower accents are Polka Dot Blooms from There She Goes. They are stamped with DI spiced Marmalade and DI Shabby Shutters.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Beach Page

Teal Grandee is the base. I just love the texture of this paper. The flowers were stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed. I used Frost White Shimmer Paint to color the flowers. I mixed the paint with a little bit of water to give it more a watercolor effect. The mat behind the pictures and flowers under the title are creamy iridescent paper that I can not remember the name of. The ribon is SU. The last touch was to add Pez A Blings to the photo.
This page was created for Stamp TV's last weeks scrapbook challenge.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving pt1

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends and belated Happy Thanksgivng to all my Canadian friends. I used the leaf from Autumn Blessings. The Turkey and saying are from Turkey Day. The base is Tan Vellum Bristol. The green is DP from my scrap drawer. The long ribbon is Mary Arts. The other ribbon is from Michaels. The frame is from Oriental Trading. He was colored with Watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The sketch is from The Sweet Stop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving pt 2

These simple cards were made for my niece and nephew. I watercolored the turkeys. The papers are all from my overflowing scrap bin. I used Unscripted Sketches for the layout.

Whimsie Wednesday Challenge

This card was made using Card Patterns sketch and Whimsie Doodles challenge to create a beach theme project. My card size is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I bought 2 packs of envelopes for this size card. This is what happens when I don't check to see what I already have. The DP is Fun in the Sun from DCVW. The image and saying are from Whimsie Doodles. I colored using Twinkling H2O's. The water was created using Flower soft. The yellow circles are Distress Paint Mustard Seed, water and Sunflower Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some water than painted on the paper.

Paper Temptress Paper- sparkle orange, Basis Light Blue, Sparkle Blanc
DP Fun in the Sun by DCVW
Watercolor paper for image
Other- Twine from SU, Flower Soft, Twinkling H2O's

Gingersnap Creations-Frame Challenge

Gingersnap Creations challenge this time is to use a frame on your creation. I used Brown Columns for the base. The tulip frame is yummy Retro Gold Lustre. Yes, if this paper was really edible it would be delicious. The mat behind is Cappuccino Metallic. I love the sparkle of this paper. The image and saying are part of the HSH Holidays Additions set from There She Goes. They are on Poison Ivory Iridescent.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pink Thank You

This cute image is from Digital Delights. The Stamp TV color challenge is Monochromatic. I choose pink because I want to do something other than Christmas. I used the sketch from Delightful Sketches. The base and mats are Pulsar Pink. The strip behind the image box is Rose Quartz Metallic and embossed with SU Petals a Plenty. I added Silver Stickles to the keyboard for some extra bling. The last touches were SU ribbon and Pez A Blings.
Ok, this is one of the hardest cards emotionally to make. Today is my Sister in Laws birthday and as some of you know the Lord called her home in June. The set I used is called Not Forgotten from Gina K. Gina created this set after her father passing away. I wanted my brother to let him know that I am praying for him. The sketch is from Stamp TV. The buttons have Silver Cord from SU. The papers are from my scrap bin. I used Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This is another calendar page. It is 8 3/4" x 8 3/4". Sorry for the glare but this is Silver Laser Lustre and it has such beautiful shine too it that makes it hard to photograph. The pictures are framed with Laser Glossy Black Lustre. The journaling and title are Blanc Sparkle. The DP is SU retired. The corners on the pictures are cut with Tulip Pendent Spellbinders die.
Gotta keep this short, I am almost done my Thanksgiving cards.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Treasured Friend

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I used the sketch and directions from Sheetload of Cards November sketch. The base is Basis Tan. The leaves and saying is from Autumn Blessings by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The rest of the papers are Basis Brown, Coco Ruche Crepe and Khaki Ruche Crepe. The leaves on the Basis Brown were stamp with Versamark and clear embossed. I used Skittles from Pez A Doodle around the saying.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I got a chance to create today and it felt so good to pull out stamps that I have not inked in awhile. The bunny and saying are part of Hugs for Janessa from Sweet n Sassy stamps. The DP is DCVW just not sure what paper pack. I am trying to use up scraps. The ribbon is Mary Arts. The sketch is from Sweet N Sassy's weekly sketch challenge.

My Birthday Cards pt 1

This first card is done by my sister Karen.
This one was done by my friend Julie
This last one was done by my friend Diane.

I haven't been in my craft room all week. I hope to squeeze some time to create and get cards out. I need to get out a few thank you notes.
God Bless,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gingersnap Creations- Monochromatic Challenge

Gingersnap Creations challenge this week is a color challenge which is to be Monochromatic. This means use 1 color and different shades of that 1 color. I choose green because of this fun Greenbrier Grandee. The color is perfect for Christmas and the texture helps make the box special with little work. I used Basis Golden Green for the image. The stamp and star are a Studio G stamp. The ribbon is from Michaels. The box template is part of Stamp TV's monthly challenge. You can get the template here. The DP is SU retired.

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to Operation Write Home Blog Hop. You start here. Your next stop is The Bunny Nest. I have some awesome blog candy so make sure to leave a comment. You have till Tuesday, Nov 17 10 am PST. Now you are wondering what is the blog candy. It is a fantastic package of yummy Paper Temptress paper. I am posting early since I will be out tomorrow when the hop starts at 9 am EST.

I will be quick the top card uses strips of Basis Brown & Sparkle Abysee are sprayed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls & water.

Card 1
Base- Sparkle Blanc
Other Paper - Sparkle Abysse, Basis Brown, Antique Grey Linen
Stamps- Circle Circus & Very Thankful from SU
Other- SU ribbon, Stickles blue

Card 2
Base - Emerald Green Linen
DP- retired SU
Other Paper Temptress Paper- Violet Vellum, Laser Silver Lustre
Stamp Set- Very Thankful from SU
Other- Distress Ink Dusty Concord, Pez A Blings

OWH Blog Hop winner & Thank You

I know you are waiting to hear who the lucky winner is but first I want to say a big Thank You to all the blog hop participants and all the people who took time to participate. This was fun looking forward to the next one. Ok, The winner of the Paper Temptress paper is Tink.
Now for the suprise I have decided to add a second person to win some crafting goodies from me and that lucky person is Cindy. Please contact me with your address so I can get the goodies out to you.
Now for my card, I used scrap papers for the papers. This fits There She Goes Challenge to use stiching. Ok, I have to admit that I hate sewing even faux stiching. I just don't think it comes out looking ok. I used Polka Dot Blooms from There She Goes for the circle border on the base and the blue flowers. The main image is Studio G.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Miss You

The base is Basis Brown. The DP is from 100% Sweet by DCVW. The images and saying is from Home Sweet Home from There She Goes. They are stamped on Iridescent Poison Ivory and framed by Basis Pink.

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Calendar pages

This top page is 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. The base is White Leather. I Used Balabo Blue Felt Grandee to form borders. I stamped on the felt using a stamp from Circle Circus by SU. The title was created using a tutorial from Gingersnap Creations. The photos are framed with Plasma Blue Iridescent.

Here is a page that I used scraps to create. The wheel is part of Guiding Light from Gina K. This page uses Stamp TV's Scrapbook Challenge.

Both pages fit Scrap & Stamps challenge to create a Masculine Page.

I have the best news to share. Joni, owner of Inktegrity, sent me this cute image that is free today. I used Columns Red for the base. The image was colored with Twinkling H2O's and then I used different stamps from Home for the Holidays from There She Goes. My last touch was to use Pez A Bilngs in the corners. Remember to come back tomorrow for OWH's blog hop and I will have some fantastic blog candy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another Confirmation page. I used last weeks Stamp TV sketch. The base is red and then I stamped swirls to create my own DP. The flowers are from Flower Power by Artistic Stamps.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet Pea Challenge #1

I usually avoid color challenges because I seem to have a hard time finding paper to match the colors chosen. It is not like I don't have enough paper to choose from but it seems that I can't find the right colors in time. I used this new stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called
Ching-Chou Kuik's Dark Royalty. I just love this image and the saying is part of the stamp. I distressed the edges with Brilliance Coffee Bean. I used Pez A Blings in the corners. The papers are from my scrap bin. You still have time to participate in the challenge. The details are here.

A Rare Moment

This weeks challenge for Gingersnap Creations is to use buttons. I made my own using Silver Lustre and my Big Shot. I threaded them with twine. The base is the yummy Laser Gold Glossy Lustre. With using this paper, it makes for a quick scrapbook page. The lighthouse is from Guiding Light from Gina K. Designs. I used Distress Stickles Corduroy for the "sand". The photo and journal box are framed with Nero Incandescent.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Season's Greetings

I used HSH Holiday Additions from There She Goes Stamps to create this card except the saying is a die cut. This is for Stamp TV's Potluck Challenge to create your own DP using words. I used all the different sayings in this sets. I love this wreath image that was stamped on Iridescent Poison Ivory. The ribbon is from Michael's. The base is DCVW. I framed the saying with Pez A Blings.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I used the sketch from Stamp TV for the scrapbook challenge. This is photos of my DD's confirmation. The page is 8 3/4 x 8 3/4. The odd size is for the calendars that I am working on. The base is Basis Red. The DP is Current. The photoss are framed by Retro Gold Glossy Lustre. The flowers on the rectangle photo are beads. The arrows are a SU rub on.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Santa Penquin

I was blessed with winning There She Goes new release of all the their stamps. I used Penguin Love. This set has so many stamps and it will extend to all seasons. I used the Santa Penguin image. The trees are stamped with Studio G ink.. I used glitter for the snow and added Crystal effects to the trees for a 3d effect. The saying is framed by SU Vanilla Hardware. The base is DCVW. The challenge for There She Goes was to create a scene.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Blue scrapbook page

I used My Sketch World's LO sketch challenge. The title & year is grungeboard covered with Faded Blue Jean Distress Paint and covered with Mermaid Stickles. This is a picture of my niece and nephew. The DP is one I got from Current.

Halloween page

Ok, I think this is a first for me. I got an event scrapbooked a week after the event. The challenge for this week for Scrap & Stamp was Halloween. The ghost journal box is a digi from Stamping Boutique. I added different stickles to color the ghost. The papers are unknown. I inked the edges of the photo blocks with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I had planned to get this page done early in the week but I got started on Christmas projects and forgot about this challenge just this afternoon. The top notes were already cute from a different project where I used the frame. The ribbons are from Michaels.


This Christmas card was done for Sweet n Sassy's Digi Day on SNR. You still have time to take part in this challenge and the great part is everyone gets a fantastic new digi stamp for participating in this challenge. You have till next Thursday. The challenge is to use Holly on a projcet. The saying and main image are from Christmas Pointsettas by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The holly is part of a set from There She Goes. The flower is Fred She Said Christmas digital set. I added stickles everywhere to add some sparkle. This card is on its way to Noah. You can get more informationon Melanie's blog.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cozy Home

Paper Temptress is the sponsor for Gingersnap Creations. The first challenge is a theme of Cozy Home. You have till Nov 29th to enter and the best part is that you have a chance to win a package of yummy Paper Temptress paper. My first card uses an image from Winter Home. My base is Basic Black. Then a layer of the wonderful textured Red Columns. The image is stamped on White Coloumns. I love how well the paper takes stamping despite the texture of the paper. I colored with Twinkling H2O's.

Here is my second card using the same set. I framed the saying with a Vanilla frame from SU. The flower centers were created using scraps of the Red Column. This image is from Winter at Home from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The base is Basic Black.
Now go to Gingersnap Creations and see all the other fantastic projects. This challenge is fantastic in that you can create anything using Cozy Home as the main theme.

Cozy Home- Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Paper Temptress paper- Basic Black, Red Pepper Columns, White Columns, Nero Irridescent
Other- brads, Twinkling H2O, Vanilla Hardware SU, Prisma Flowers, Ribbon

Another card for Jamie

Here is another card using this cute image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This card will be joining the yesterdays card and heading out to Jamie. If you want more information, I have a link on the left side of my blog. I used a sketch from Gina K's Oct release challenge.
God Bless

Monday, November 2, 2009


Welcome to the blog hop for Jamie. You start with Debbie and you next stop is Jenn. Now on to my card.

This card is for Jamie. Her address is to the left of my blog and her story is here. I used this cute image from Sweet Pea Stamps. It is plate #8. She just reminds me of my daughter when she was small. The base is Basis Black and it is paired with Pulsar pink. She is colored with Twinkling H2Os. The flowers have stickles and the grass is flower soft. The DP is Michael's $1 bin. I love a bargin.