Friday, October 31, 2008

CPS Cards

Happy Halloween everybody!  It seems weird to be posting Christmas cards on Halloween...but that is what I am about to do.  :)  I did the new sketch (88) over at CPS this morning.  I actually made two cards based off the sketch.  If you haven't been to the CPS site yet, you should check it out...what a great resource for getting all those Christmas cards done.  Anyways, here is what I did:

Cardstock--Bazzill, Paper--Imaginisce, Stamp--Hero Arts, Chipboard snowflake--Stampin' Up!, Gems--Hero Arts, 
3D Paint--Scribbles, Glitter--Stickles from Tim Holtz, Pen--Sharpie.  

I actually made this next card first, but I wasn't sure how much I liked it so I had to make another one.  :)  Here it is:

Cardstock--Stampin' Up!, Frame Die Cut--Making Memories (cut out middle), Christmas tree--Making Memories, 
3D Paint--Scribbles, Glitter--Stampin' Up!, Gem--Hero Arts, Lace--unknown and thread--DMC.  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A New Card

I made a cute card this afternoon.  :)  I stamped the background with a roller.  And adhered a big doily thingy to the card.  This was my inspiration piece.  I wanted to make the card around it.  Then I stamped and embossed a tree on top of the doily.   :)  That was fun.  The rest is just random things I added.  Here's the card:

Cardstock--Stampin' Up!, Stamps--Hero Arts (tree) and Stampin' Up! ("miss"), Roller--Glitz Designs, Butterfly--Maya Road, Sticker--Creative Imaginations, Ink and embossing powder--Stampin' Up!, Thread--Prism, Pen--Sharpie.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So I haven't really done many swaps, but lately I have been participating in the swaps at The Coconut ScrapShop.  (You can find their swaps here.)  This first one is for a tag swap with a "Gratitude" theme.  Here is what I made:

I made ten, so there are several different variations of this one...but all pretty similar.

Tags (both paper tag and metal rimmed tag) and Magic Mesh from Stampin' Up!, Stickers from Basic Grey, Journaling Spots from Heidi Swapp, Chipboard Letters from K & Company, and paint from Making Memories (used paint on bubble wrap on the metal rimmed tags, color: Monarch).  

And then, the second swap I just finished was the Winter Wonderland ATC swap.  I think there are still a couple openings in this swap.  But this one is my favorite...I really like how it turned out and I had a lot of fun trying all sorts of techniques with it.  Here's what it looks like:

I started off with some Shimmery White cardstock and randomly sprayed Glimmer Mist on it.  Then I stamped and embossed the snowflakes.  The branch is actually embossed with clear over a black pigment ink pad...simply because I liked the way it looked.  I then added red flocking to the berries on the branch.  I added patterned paper on top of the chipboard frame and sanded the edges.  The owl is stamped, embossed, colored and then cut out.  And then of course I added 3D paint because apparently that is my thing.  :)  

And just like the other swap...I made 10, all slightly different but similar to this one.  

Cardstock, Chipboard, and Embossing Powders--Stampin' Up!, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, Stamps--Hero Arts, Patterned Paper--Imaginisce, Flocking--Doodlebug, and 3D Paint--Scribbles.  

This stamp set, from Hero Arts, is quickly becoming my favorite stamp set.  I just love it!!!  :)  You may see many more projects with this stamp set.  

Monday, October 27, 2008

Want to advertise your blog on my blog???

I know...I am late jumping on the bandwagon.  But I have added the "followers" section at the top of the right side of my blog.  Simply click on "follow this blog" and your picture will appear on my blog along with a link to your blog.  Pretty cool.  :)  

SC Sketch

Monday means sketch.  Since last week's was super simple, I tried to make this week's a little less simple.  :)  So here is the latest:

And here is what some of the SC girls did with the sketch...

Alyssa McGrew--

Andrea Davenport--

Pinky Hobbs--

Sookie Francisco--

Telah Wrenn---

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Couple Layouts time today to play some with my October kit from Scarlet Lime. Don't know what I am going to do when Hayden stops taking naps, because right now I love it when Austin is at school and Hayden is taking a nap, and I get scrapbooking time. :) Well, here's what I did today:

I am thinking that I will make a third LO that is similar and then hang the three on the wall. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Card

Yeah, I made another Christmas card....I can just feel that the pressure is off this year.  What I mean, is that I always make my Christmas cards, and I am a last minute kind of gal.  :)  I usual am scrambling around to get them all done by my deadline.  But this year, I have already made a lot...I am way ahead of schedule for me.

For this one, I used the sketch over at CPS...sketch 87.  Here it is:

I did a lot of fun things on this card, including embossing, flocking, stamping, coloring and stitching.

Paper--Creative Imaginations, Scenic Route, and KI Memories.
Felt--Creative Imaginations
Stamps--Hero Arts
Embossing Powder--Gelatin Stamps
Flock and Cardstock--Stampin' Up!
Paint--Making Memories

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Boys and their Toys

Well, I finished a fun mini album today for ScrapLovers.  The album, chipboard and buttons are all from Maya Road and can be found here and here.  The papers and die cuts and all from the Appleton collection from Scenic Route and can be found here.  I loved doing this album, it was a lot of bring on the pictures (there's quite a few...and remember, click on any of them to view them bigger)...

Monday, October 20, 2008

A New Sketch

Monday's sketch was just posted at Scrapbook Challenges, and I am now posting it here.  :) Here's the's very simple:

And here is what some of the SC girls did with the sketch...

Alyssa McGrew:

Andrea Tuttle:

Annie Collins:

Brynn Dukes:

Rachelle Hineline:

Sookie Francisco:

Telah Wrenn:

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Christmas Card

From Halloween to Christmas.  :)  Here is a card I made last night.  I embossed directly on the buttons which is something I have wanted to try for quite a while.  

Cardstock--Bazzill, Transparency--Creative Imaginations, Sticker--Stampin' Up!, Stems are Thickers letters (cut down two of them) from American Crafts, Embossing Powder--Gel-a-tin stamps, 3D Paint--Scribbles, buttons--random.  :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Card

Here's the card I did for Deanne's latest card sketch.  You can find the sketch and other samples here.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Layouts from the last sketch

So I am going to be featured as a sketch artist on another site.  I sent them my last sketch that I posted and then I made a couple of samples myself for the sketch.  Here is what I came up with:

And this one is super simple...

I'll let you know when I am featured on the other site.  :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday SC Sketch

So today is Monday, which means a new SC sketch.  :)  Here it is:

And here is what some of the SC girls did...

Alyssa McGrew:

Andrea Davenport:

Marilyn Wiggins:

Sookie Francisco:

Friday, October 10, 2008

Scenic Route--Appleton

ScrapLovers sent me lots of goodies this month.  My first two reveals are from the Appleton Collection by Scenic Route.  I had a lot of fun with this collection.  And on the 20th you will see more of this collection in some fabulous mini albums.  Can't we to show you those.  :)  You can find the Appleton collection here.  For now, here are the LO's I did:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another card

When I saw the CPS sketch for the week, I couldn't not do it...I had so many scraps sitting on my desk and this sketch was perfect for using scraps.  It's been awhile since I did a CPS sketch, so it was nice to do one again.  Here's the card I made:

Adding color to rub-on's

Maybe you are like me...I have SO many rub-on's! And about half of my collection are white rub-on's, which I hardly use anymore. So I tried something new: adding a little color to my white rub-on's with chalk.  All I did was take a q-tip and rub chalk over the rub-on's.

Here is the before:

And me coloring:

And this is my finished LO:

It's a very simple technique you can try sometime!  :)  

Patterned Paper: Dream Street Papers, Memorybox
Rub-On's: Hambly, Making Memories, Daisyd's
Letters: American Crafts, Chipboard: GCD Studios
Other: White Souffle Pen, 3D Paint from Scribbles, and chalk from Stampin' Up!