Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Beauty

Wow...I didn't realize it was so late already. Lets just say...I am enjoying sleeping in way too much...therefore slacking on my blog posts being up first thing. HA HA...only a few more days to do the sleeping in thing though, then back to the up at the butt crack of dawn to get the kids to school. Of course anything before 9am is the butt crack of dawn to I am not a morning person. Thankfully my kids know this, and they know that mommy isn't being mean when she doesn't talk in the morning, she just doesn't talk in the

Anyway...we have a new challenge for you at the Creative Belli Challenge today. This time we are challenging you to use acetate or vellum. So...I thought about using some vellum for this, but I am hoarding all my vellum for the wedding invitations I am making. So...I decided to go through my stash and see what I could find. A few times I have ordered the grab box of goodies that Maya Road offers from their warehouse. I just love these, because you get a whole box of goodies and it is like Christmas opening it up! So I dug through my collection and found these acetate journaling boxes. There is one for each alphabet letter, and I have only used a few so far. But the "B" one stuck out to me, and I thought it would look great with a fall leaf stamp. Here is what I came up with.

I used the Solid Oak leaf stamp from Biblical Impressions. I stamped it with Versamark, and used sticky power to make it sticky. (Sticky power is also known as heat and stick, but the sticky power is available at the QKR Stampede site.) Next I used Gold Leaf (also from the QKR Stampede site) on my leaf. I am just in love with this technique. The gold leaf and the sticky powder are so awesome together, and so EASY to do! Here is a close up of the leaf. It just adds so much to the card, and looks awesome on fall cards. Next I fussy cut that leaf out, and layered it onto the acetate piece. Then I layered the various PPs, and added the lace ribbon and bow. The PPs are all from CTMH.

Well now you need to go see what the other Belli DT Gals have come up with for this challenge. Then grab that vellum or acetate that you have had laying around in your craft room stash, and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to School Teacher Gifts - Lots of Pictures

Hi there. Today is usually the day I share a card or project using the wonderful Biblical Impressions stamps, BUT...I am changing things up a bit this week, and will be sharing a Biblical Impressions project with you tomorrow along with a brand new challenge for the Creative Belli Challenge. So I wanted to share what I made for back to school teacher gifts. I wanted to try something I have never done this year for gifts. I really liked the way THIS altered notepad had turned out, so I decided to make a couple of those. I started with some fun school themed papers (pencils from Cosmo Cricket), and some notepads I picked up at Michael's for $1 each. Well I felt I needed something to add to while I was at Michael's, I also saw these little boxes of tissues. They were in the $1 section also. I just grabbed 3 random letters...since I was going to cover them up anyway. I did try to grab letters that I knew would be left over later (you know the Ws and thing, after cutting the paper to use for the notebook, the piece that was left was EXACTLY the right size to wrap around the tissue boxes! What are the chances????!!! I guess that was a sign I picked the right thing to go with the I went to score, fold, glue, and as I like to call it "fix" things. I started by removing the magnets from the back of the notepads. Then I measured and scored the pencil PP according to the size of the notepad. I used scor-tape to attach the notepad to the PP. I left it so there was a light boarder around the pad. Then I made a little inside pocket, which I hope to find some stickers before next week to put in those pockets. I also decorated the front using stickers I had in my room from a couple years ago. Here is what the finished product looks like. And the finished tissue boxes...I was going to add a little tag to these that said "Teacher's Tissues", but I felt they looked good just like this. I used some ruler stickers along the bottom for some embellishment on them though.

Well that is all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I made with a pretty leaf image from Biblical Impressions.

I am entering this in the Cupcake Craft Challenge - Alter it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meeting Maribeth!!!!!!

What a great weekend! This past weekend I had the privilege to meet, in person, the awesome owner of QKR Stampede, Eureka Stamps, and Biblical Impressions. All of which I am honored to design for. Maribeth, her hubby, and 2 year old granddaughter drove all the way from Colorado to Hamburg, NY for the StampScrapArtTour show. I am sooo thankful they came, even after a few set backs, they made it all they way. We had a BLAST at the show. My fellow DT member Kristie and I spent some time at the show helping out. I know we both had a blast helping with the Gold Leaf demo. (Which by the way is some pretty awesome stuff that you can get from the QKR Stampede online store.) I also enjoyed just spending some time helping people and sharing the awesome products that Maribeth's companies have to offer. Of course I had to get some photos of the booth, and of us 3 ladies together. So here they are! This is the 3 of us and my youngest DD (who spent the day with us and played with Maribeth's 2 year old granddaughter). Here is the booth. It looks AMAZING! It is so cool to see all the DT ladies projects on the boards too. Here is a picture of Maribeth showing some ladies how to use the Sticky Powder and Gold Leaf together (both are available HERE).

So you get the idea that it was a great time! It was so awesome to be able to spend time with Maribeth too. Well I also wanted to share a project I made today using the Eureka Stamps Balloons and Holder stamps.

These stamps are so fun! I stamped the witch holder on white CS, and added a little color to her. Then I used some orange and black balloon eyelets, and the Jack-o-lantern balloon. The PP are SEI, and the sentiment is stickers.

Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Little LO

Happy Saturday! I am off to another stamping convention today, but this time I am super super excited because I finally get to meet the awesome Maribeth! Maribeth is the owner of QKR Stampede, Eureka Stamps, and Biblical Impressions...all of which I am honored to design for. I am so excited after all this time to finally meet her in person. I will be posting photos later of our meeting, and the company booth. But for now, you are just going to have to look at this LO I I was playing with some of the papers I won from Nikki Sivils, and came up with this.Back in February we went to the auction fundraiser at my DDs' school. One of the things we had there this past year was a photo booth. So we gave it a whirl. I loved the photos. Each one of my girls went in, and then I went in with one of my dear friends. However, I blocked off her face, and name for this because I didn't' get her permission to post I used some papers and embellishments from the School is Cool line from Nikki Sivils. It is one of her summer CHA releases, and it is sooo much fun! I thought it would be fun to put the photo strips on black paper that looked like film strips.

I used a punch to create that look. I also added some of the embellishments from the line on the page. A very simple LO, but I thought it was cute. I used the stickers from the collection to make the title for my LO.

Well that is all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check back for photos from my convention this weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

SNSS Digi Challenge - Your Favorite Color Combo

HI there, and happy Friday. I hope everyone on the East Coast is okay. Irene is really making her mark this year...and right after that earthquake the other day. I live far enough inland, that by the time Irene makes it here, it will just be rain and mild winds. Well, today we have a brand new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. This time around, we want to see your favorite color combo. This one made me think for a minute, because I love so many color combos, but I went back to the fabulous pink in the end. I love the look of pink with brown, so that is what I went with. I needed a card for my dear friend's daughter who is turning 12. Well, she is into nail polish (especially that crackle, and she did tell me she likes pinks, so I thought this would be perfect. I started with the Pamper Me Cookie digi from the Sweet 'n Sassy Store. I colored her with markers. Then I used some gold stickles for the trim on the makeup containers, and for the nail polish, I used crystal effects and added some chunky glitter before it dried. My pink PPs are from Echo Park. I layered those onto a brown PP background. I also used some brown bakers twine, and added the pink and brown flower. The LO I used for this card was actually the sketch from our sister challenge The Sweet Stop Sketch this week.

Well that is all for now. I am off to get a few things done today, and then another fun weekend! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A little Gift

Sorry this post is a little later then what I would have liked ot have it up, but we had a pretty nasty thunder storm last night, and it knocked out my Internet. I don't do well without my Internet or Well, today I wanted to share a little experiment with you. I have seen these done before, but wasn't sure the measurements, so I "experimented" myself, and ended up with a cute little gift. I liked the way it looked so much, I am now making these for first day of school teacher gifts too. I will show those to you later this week. Well, I started with one of those tall note pads you can get from the $1 section of the craft stores or Target. They have magnets on the back, so I just ripped those off. (those magnets may come in handy another time.) Then I did some measuring, and finally ended up with this...

Cute huh? I used the coffee cup/tea cup paper that I picked up at my LSS. I measured the notepad, and cut the paper accordingly. I am finding that to give exact measurements to you would be pointless, because the other pads I did this with are a different size then this one. So the best I can tell you is to measure the pad, and add a 1/4 - 1/2 inch to each side for a little boarder. The "binding" or folded edges are about 1/4 inch more then the actual thickness of the pad. Next I decorated the front. The coffee mug is actually a little magnet that came with the notepad I used. I simply ran it through my Xyron, and attached it. My favorite "embellishment" is the stamped Sentiment. That is just so funny to me...since I am such a coffee person. I don't' function without my coffee in the morning. This summer I have switched to iced coffee so I still get my coffee, but it isn't too hot to drink in the heat. Well that sentiment is a stamp from QKR Stampede. It is called Smell the Coffee, and was just perfect to go with the saying on the notepad. Check out the inside... After I finished the front, I felt the inside needed a little something more, so I added the little pocket. Again, the measurements depend on your notepad for the pocket, but I just measured it with some extra room for tabs (so fold under and add adhesive). For this one, I stuck a few little instant coffees in there. I have something else in mind for the teacher gift ones. Be sure to stop back and see what I did with those! Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Oak Leaf

Hello! I don't know about where you live, but here in Buffalo, NY I think summer has left us. Although, I will admit that I am finally able to sleep at night, and I LOVE the cool temps at night. My husband thinks I am crazy, but I love sleeping with the cool breeze coming in the window, and a blanket I know in some parts of the USA, the kids started back and school this week. My kids don't go back until Sept. 7th, but I can feel the "fall" spirit. So today I decided to share a fall themed card with you using the Solid Oak stamp from Biblical Impressions. A very simple card for you here, but sometimes simple is good. I really wanted the focus of this card to be the leaf. So I stamped it with Versamark, and embossed with copper embossing powder. Then I fussy cut it out, and curled up the edges just slightly. When I glued the image down, I only put glue along the "veins" of the leaf, so the edges would stand up. The PPs I used are from CTMH, and the lace ribbon trim is from SU. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm So Sorry...

Ok...well I didn't really do anything, but that is what the card Wow...what a weekend....busy busy as always. The highlights for me...attending a stamping convention on Saturday (nothing more fun then that!), seeing a double rainbow, and attending our county fair. Sunday I spent sometime in my craftroom working with my new "toys" I got on Saturday. One of the things I picked up was some supplies to make teacher gifts for my girls' new teachers. They are not TOTALLY done yet, but here is a little sneak peek until I get the rest ready. I am sooo excited about these. onto today's card. Today, I am sharing one of the images from the Tender Thoughts section of the Eureka Stamps store. The stamps in this section are great. There are nice big images with sentiments as part of them (like I am using today), there are nice nature and sentiments too. I like these because they are not only beautiful, but are just right for those cards you need to make, but don't know what to say. Here is what I came up with using the I'm So Sorry image. I started by stamping and coloring the image. Then I cut along the edges of the image. Next I layered onto the green paper, and then the yellow PP. Last, I wanted my flower to have some "fluff", so I used some yellow flower soft on it.

I love the way flower soft looks all close Well...that is all for now. EXCEPT...if you live in the WNY area...make sure you come out to the StampScrapArtTour this weekend at the Hamburg fairgrounds. BECAUSE...QKR Stampede/Eureka Stamps/Biblical Impressions will be there!!!! This is always a great show...but now it will be even better with QKR Stampede there!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


So I have been starting to go through my papers and get things in order for my scrapbooking weekend trip in Sept. Yes I know it is a month away, but I am just sooo excited, that I have to get started now. I went through and made a list of some of the papers I would like for my album, and then headed off to my LSS. There I picked up a whole bunch of fun stuff! When I was putting it away, I found my paper I bought to scrap the pictures of my youngest helping me make chocolate dipped Peeps at Easter time. I also picked up the stickers to match. Check this out... AHHHHHH PEEPS PAPER!!!!!! LOVE IT! This is made by Creative Imaginations, and they actually have a whole line of Peeps stuff. I will admit...I do enjoy my Peeps, but only when they are "stale" That is right...I buy them and either poke holes in the package, or open the package totally. Then the process begins. They must sit for a couple days in order to be just right for me...I don't like the Peeps fresh...they need to have a little crisp to them. Gross, I know, but hey we all have a quirks. Anyway...I layered my photos on the paper, and added some of the pink glittery Peeps bunny stickers. I used my Cricut to cut out the word PEEPS (in yellow because that is the color of the Peeps my DD is dipping in the pictures). Then I added some stickles to the letters, so they matched the sparkly stickers. A very simple page, but I just love it. Now I am craving Peeps...and yes I actually have some in the house! WHY???? Well about a month ago, my mom was in Washington DC, and guess what they have there????? A PEEPS STORE!!!!!!!!!!!! You know where I am going next time I am down there.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thankful for You

As I mentioned in today's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge post, SNSS is now a member company on Splitcoast Stampers. Well one of the fun parts about this, is challenges! The first of the inspiration challenges was posted on Tuesday, and a new one will be posted each Tuesday. This time around the inspiration was a photo, which you can find HERE. Here is my take on the challenge.I decided to use the photo for the color inspiration of my card. I started by stamping the flowers onto some PP, and fussy cutting them out. The flowers are from the SNSS stamp clear set called Your Friendship. Next I did the layering. A side note...the papers, buttons, and white ribbon on this card are all from one of the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps kit of the month sets. This one happens to be from the July kit of the month...which also includes the stamp set I used! Each kit of the month comes with papers, a stamp set, and lots of embellishments. Also included are photos of cards that you can make with the kit. This LO I used is a take off of one of the photos included in the July kit. Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous rest of your Friday!

This is for the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up? - Thank You

Whimsie Doodles - Patterned Papers - use at least 3 different PPs...I used 4!

Back to School - Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge

If you are here for the QKR Stampede Blog hop, please scroll down one post.

Today we have a brand new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. First...have you heard the news yet????!!! Sweet 'n Sassy stamps is now one of the member companies on Splitcoast!!!!! How cool is that? The fun started out on Monday with the release party on the SNSS forum on SCS, there is also challenges, and more right in the SNSS forum. Be sure to check it out! Be sure to link up your SNSS projects on splitcoast too.

Now onto today's Digi challenge...Back to School! I guess in most parts of the USA, kids are starting back to school for the year. My kids don't start for a few more weeks...Sept. 7th to be exact. I will be honest...I am looking forward to it, but at the same time I am not. This is the point in the summer that sibling rivalry is at is finest, and personally I just can't take it Well, today I decided to share a back to school LO I made featuring none other then RHUBARB!!!!

I just love this guy! This guy is a digi image (of course), but in case you missed it, he is now available in a clear stamp set too! Plus, his clear set is also part of the Kit of the Month for check that out HERE too! Now...back to my am so easily distracted. Here is the full 2 page LO I made. I started by coloring Rhubarb (back to school digi) with markers, and layered him onto a piece of the star paper. Then I layered him down in the bottom corner of the first page. All the papers for this LO are from Nikki Sivils School is Cool line. I used the banner strip along the top of page 1, and wrote "first day of class" on it. Then I used various diecuts and stickers from the paper line to embellish. As you can see there is not photos yet...but that is because school hasn't started I did do the journaling Page one, the stars will hold a photo of my youngest who is off to Pre-K this year. The second page will hold photos of my other 2 girls who will be starting 1st grade and 4th grade.

Well that is all from me. Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog, and see what other back to school creations the DT has come up with. Then play along! Be sure to link up your project so we can see.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trains, Boats, and Automobiles - QKR Stampede Blog Hop I think the movie was called Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but you get the Welcome to the QKR Stampede Blog Hop. Our theme this time is boys - trains, boats, and cars. If you arrived here from DAWN'S blog, then you are on the right track (get it...track...ha ha...yeah I know it is bad humor). If you just arrived here, please head back to the QKR Stampede Blog and start from the top of the hop order. Well...if you are ready, I will share my project with you. A couple weeks ago, I showed you this photo......and I said to stay tuned to see what I do with these little blocks. Well today is the day! Here is the pieces I used for this project... The blocks I got at AC Moore, and PP is from my LSS. The whimsical looking red train is from the back side of the PP (the one with all the little trains), and the other image is the Train from the QKR Stampede store. This image actually comes in a couple different sizes, but this is the
bigger of them. Ok...onto the next stage. I colored in the train image with markers. I did a very simple coloring job on this one because of what I was making with it. Then I got to work. I grabbed my Modge Podge, a brush, and and xecto knife. I brushed the Modge Podge onto the back of the papers, and "glued" them down to the blocks.

This next photos shows you a little bit more of the blocks before they were cut apart. After each side was dry, I would slice the blocks apart using the blade. SIDE NOTE: If I were to do this again, I think I would cut my papers just slightly smaller then the area I was covering...due to over lapping. Or, I would have actually cut them into little 1" pieces and gluing each square separately. BUT...this worked okay for me this way. is a glimpse of what I had when I was done. I covered all the sides of the blocks. is the side with the QKR Stampede Train image... And here is what it looks like when the PUZZLE is all put together!
Pretty cool huh? I think I will try doing something like this again soon. I really like how it turned out. What a great gift idea for a little boy. Now I think I need to go whip up a little case to put this I have an idea....but we will save that for another day. For now I must send you off to the next stop on the Blog Hop route. Head on over and see what...

...has in store for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Feel Better Soon

Hi there. Today we have a brand new challenge for you at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog. Our challenge this time around is Gingham. Ok, so honestly...I saw the challenge, and said, I don't think I have anything in my stash to fit this! And since the idea behind the challenge is to use stuff in your stash, I was a little worried, that I might not be able to play this week. Well, I went digging in my ribbon drawer, and found this ribbon. Ok...tan gingham ribbon...what am I going to do with this.?????!!!! LOL. Well, after sitting at my craft table and staring for a few hours (well I guess it was only a few, it came to me. I had this adorable Millie Mouse stamp set from Inky Antics that I have never used, and this great new release Get Well Soon PP from Nikki Sivils that I won, and here is what I came up with.
Isn't it soooo cute????!!! I started by stamping the little mouse, and coloring her with watercolor crayons. Then I stamped the nurses hat, cut it out, and then cut a small slit at the top of her head to slide it on her. Then I cut just around her little tiny fingers with my execto knife. I did that, so she could hold the little band aid. The band aid is one of the die cuts from the PP collection. I layered the pieces of PP onto the white CS base, and then came the gingham ribbon. Next I layered the image square onto the PP. I just love the little images on this paper! Last, I used a sentiment from the stamp set on the corner of the card.
Well that is all from here! Now head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and see what the other DT gals have created using something with gingham from their stash. Then play along!

This card is for the following challenge:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Sketch

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Christmas Bookmark

This month on the Biblical Impressions DT we have been "showing off" some of the Bookmark stamps. Today I have another Biblical Impressions bookmark but, instead of using one of the bookmark images I used a Christmas image. I guess I am trying to show how you can use any images to make a cool bookmark. I started by stamping the Jesus Savior image (which by the way is the coolest Christmas tree I have seen) on kraft CS, and embossing with bronze embossing powder. Next I cut it down, by trimming just along the edges of the words. For the base, I started with a kraft CS base (which you can't see because the PP is covering the whole I then layered the pieces of PP from Echo Park onto the base. These were all pieces of CS I had left from other projects using this PP. Last, I used my crop-a-dile to punch the hole, and added some ribbon that I had in my stash. That is all for now. I am off to pretend to be productive far that is not going well, but at least the thought counts...right????!!! LOL

This is for the Do You Stack Up Challenge - Emboss it - embossed image

Monday, August 15, 2011

Go Team!!!!

Hi there. Today I wanted to share another simple card made using the Balloons and Holders stamps from Eureka Stamps. These really are so fun to use, and so much you can do with them. My fellow DT member Kristie even made a framed wall hanging with it! Well, sadly football season is upon us again...yes I said Although that does mean that I get Sunday's to CRAFT!!!! Here is my football themed card.I started by stamping the Cheerleader Holder, and paper piecing her clothes. I chose blue and white, because that is my DDs' school colors. Then I used some Maya Road fibers as "string" to attach the Football Balloons. I used foam tape to make them "pop"! Then I hand wrote the "Go Team". I used a blue marker to color some of the pom pom, then I used Diamond stickles to make it shiny. A very simple card, but with these balloon and holder stamps, that is all you need! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rhubarb Takes a Swim

Today I have a card to share with you that my oldest DD made to give to her friend. She is going to her pool party this week, and wanted to make her a card. She doesn't have to bring a gift, because is lieu of gifts, the family has asked for a donation for our parish food pantry. Isn't that great?! What a fabulous idea, and a great lesson for kids too. Well, anyway here is her card she made.

She started by coloring this Rhubarb image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Then she used some light blue CS, and put it through the cuttlebug. The PP behind that is from Echo Park. Last she added some little blue brads.

She is entering this is the Simon Says Stamps Children's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 12, 2011

SNSS Digi Day - Use Lace

Today we have a new challenge fro you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Digi Challenge. Our challenge this time around is to use Lace. Remember, you MUST use a SNSS digi stamp to play along. Don't have one???? Well be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy Store, and see all the great images you can get. I love the variety of images that are offered. Well for now, here is what I came up with for this week's Lace challenge. I started with Rose Blossom digi this time. I used water color crayons to color this rose. I then fussy cut it down, and layered onto the PP oval. I layered that oval onto a cream CS oval. Next I used a variety of PP all from the My Mind's Eye set I had. I used some lace "ribbon" I had from SU. I really like the way the lace looks on cards...I really should use it Finally I added some white roses from Prima. Yes I said white...they are not white I used my watercolor crayons to add some color to them. I used the same pinks I used on the digi rose. Well that is all from me. Be sure to check out all the DT ladies creations at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi challenge Blog. Then play along!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

FLowery Fun

Today I want to share a card I made using an image that i have used MANY times before, but I just love him. QKR Stampede has some great turtle stamps, and this guy is one of my favorite of the turtles. He has so many themes you could use him for. My card today is a "blank" card, so really he could be used for anything...birthday, thank you, just because... See...isn't he cute? This guy is the In Love stamp. I stamped him off, and colored with watercolor crayons. I fussy cut him out, and layered on to the blue PP. All the PPs on this card are from SU, and have been in my stash for at least 4 am a paper hoarder! I also pulled out my paper distressing tool I haven't used in forever too. I decided to distress all the papers for this one. Last, I added some of these Paper Flowers. If you didn't know yet, QKR Stampede also has paper flowers now! These flowers are great! You get so many in each pack, and there are so many colors to choose from. They are all made of mulberry papers, and very fun and easy to work with. They layer together so nice! I used a brad to hold mine together.

Oh I wanted to share something else with you today too. Last week I showed you the LO page for my DD's first ever 5K, and told you she was running one on Saturday. Well she did...and....
Yup...that is my baby with a MEDAL!!!! She took 3rd place in her age group. I am one proud Mama. She ran her best time that night...well that is until last night when she ran Last night she ran another 5k, she ended up beating her time from Saturday giving her her best time yet..33:59. I am sooo proud of her. She didn't medal last night, but she is totally fine with that. She knows it isn't about being first, it is about finishing, and doing the best that she can do. Here she is with her "running buddy" (my hubby), after the race last night.

Well that is all! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What is Black and White, and Pink all over???

Remember that old joke kids used to tell..."What is black and white and red all over?"...well I switched it a little and went with pink...the answer this card I have for you today! I started by stamping off the little girl image called Picking Dandelions from Biblical Impressions Stamps. I then stamped her again on the pink PP so I could paper piece her dress. Next, I added a little bit of color to her skin, hair, socks, and the flowers. Then I cut the image using my cutting system from CM. I picked some black and white papers from Echo Park, and began layering things. I layered the girl image onto some PP with words. Then I layered everything onto the polka dot papers. For the sentiment, I cut a strip from the same PP collection. Notice the little tiny pink on that too.

Well that is all from me for now. I must go take care of a "situation" in my DD's bedroom. I went in to see if the rain was coming in the windows, and found a big wet spot. BUT...the wet spot was not near the window. I starting quizzing the girls to see who spilled something, meanwhile I feel a drop on my shoulder. I look up, and there is a big wet spot dripping. ARRRGGGGG!!!! A quick call to the hubby, and he is on his way home. SO I have the girls getting everything out of the way, so daddy can hopefully fix the problem. I don't' know where it is coming from...there isn't a water line there that I know of, and this isn't on the top floor! I also have my oldest checking under her bed (which is filled with who knows since it is right above the spot. It is always something!

This card is for the following challenge:

DYSU - Black with a pop of color

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Eureka Blog Hop - Balloons and Holders

Welcome to the Eureka Stamps Blog hop! If you just arrived here from Roxie's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is your last stop before returning to the Main Eureka/QKR Blog to tell us what balloon or holder stamp is your favorite! If you are just starting here, please head back to the Main Eureka blog and start from the top of the hop order. There are so many amazing projects you don't want to miss!

Haven't the projects been great on this hop???!!! I just love the balloons and holders stamps. There is so much that can be done with them. For my project today, I decided to make a Halloween themed card. For my project, I used the black cat balloon, and the witch holder. I stamped them off with black in, and used a black marker to draw the "string". There are some string stamps available in the Eureka Stamps store if you would rather use those too. Next, I added some orange to the witch's dress and hat. I layered the images onto some orange CS, and then onto some PP from SEI's Halloween line. I used some grey ribbon to make a little "x", and added a punched out circle with the sentiment.

Well that is all from me for now. I hope you enjoyed the hop as much as I did. Now, head back to the Main blog and let us know what you think. Thanks for hopping with us!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friendship - Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge

If you are here for the Biblical Impressions Blog Hop, please scroll down one post.

HI there, and welcome to my blog. Today we have a brand new challenge for you over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog. This time around our theme is "Friendship". We want you to use a Sweet 'n Sassy digi, and create a friendship themed project. Here is what I came up with. I decided to use the Rhubarb Honey Bee for my card again this week. I just think this guy is adorable! I went with a little non-traditional bumble bee this week though. I have never seen an orange and blue I started this time by picking my PP. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I used one side for my base background paper. Then I used the other side for the "stripes". I layered those onto some green CS. I also layered the image and sentiments on the green CS. I typed up the sentiment myself this week, but there is a fabulous digi sentiment set in the SNSS store that goes with this little bumble bee.

Well that is all from me. Now head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog, and see what the other DT ladies have come up with. Then play along!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop - Bookmarks

Hi there! If you just arrived here from DAWN's BLOG then you are on the right path. If not, please head back to the Biblical Impressions Blog and be sure to start there for this fabulous bookmark themed hop! That is right...bookmarks. We are featuring the bookmark stamps from the Biblical Impressions store for this hop. There are over 60 of them to choose from, and really is something for everyone. Be sure to check out the store after you have finished the hop. Here is what I have to share with you today. I used the To Everything Bookmark stamp for my project today. Ecclesiastes chapter 3 is my favorite chapter in the Bible. This passage just has so much meaning to me. Actually I needed to be reminded of this passage just yesterday when I got some "bad news". I recently interviewed for a job, and well...I didn't get it. I am very disappointed, BUT...I know that GOD has something else planned for me. Anyway...I stamped the image on kraft CS, and trimmed it down. Then I layered onto a piece of light blue CS. I used the pretty butterfly PP from SEI for my background. I used some sheer ribbon from my stash for the top of the bookmark.

Well, I must send you off to see some more bookmarks now. Head on over to see what

has in store for you.

If at any point you get lost, just head back to the main BI blog for a complete hop order. Be sure to stop by the Biblical Impressions store, and check out all the fabulous bookmark stamps too!

1st 5K Layout page

Hi there. Today I wanted to share a couple LO pages I made for our family 2011 scrapbook. I shared before that my oldest DD was in her first 5K this past June. She will be running her 2nd one this Saturday night! We can't stop her She has a couple more planned before the end of this calendar year too. I am so proud of her determination. Well, I finally started working on my 2011 scrapbook album, and got the pages done from the 5K race in June. Here is what I came up with.

I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I saved her race number for the center of the 2nd page. I started by trimming my photos, and laying them out on the paper. Next I used my Cricut to cut the GOTR 5K. I also added neat sneaker image from QKR Stampede. I stamped them onto some pink CS, and fussy cut them out. I then used some gel pens to add the purple laces (just like my DD's running shoes), and the grey on the treads. I thought this image went perfect with my pages.

Well that is all for now. I can't wait to see how she does on Saturday night! This time she is running with her dad. They have been training all summer for this, and they have cut her time down by almost 10 minutes!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gingerbread Christmas This time I wanted to share another set of Christmas cards I made this past weekend. Been getting right to work on all these cards, so I don't have to panic in December, and mail them all late again this year. This time around I used Rhubarb's Gingerbread Man digis from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE gingerbread men. And I had the perfect papers to go with the image. I recently won the entire new release from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooking! One of her new release lines is called Gingerbread Land. Here is what I came up with. And a close up of each...(sorry the color is a little off. I tried to fix it, but it got too bright.) There is a total of 9 cards in this set. All the PPs are from the Gingerbread Land line. The sentiments are a digi from SNSS, called Beary Christmas Sentiments. The digis are all colored with watercolor crayons, and fussy cut down. I then layered them onto some solid colored CS, and onto the PP.

These are for the following challenge: Simon Says Challenge - Christmas in August.