Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday - SNSSDC Color Challenge

Today we have a color challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. We challenge you to use Red, Yellow, and Purple...and of course you can use a neutral color in there. Here is what I came up with. I decided to use the Rhubarb's Balloons digi this time around. I colored with markers, and layered onto some red CS. Next I grabbed some yellow checkered PP and layered that down. Finally I layered onto a layer of red again. Next I embellished. I needed more purple, so I used some purple ribbon, purple gems, and a purple CS oval for my sentiment. Last, I added some balloon eyelets.

Now head on over to the SNSSDC Blog and see what the rest of the DT gals came up with using this color challenge. Then play along!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Football LO page 2

HI there. I promised to show you page 2 of my Buffalo Bills Game LO. Well here it is! I used some more of that football PP I used on the page the other day. But you can also see that adorable little cheerleader mouse! That is a stamp from QKR Stampede! I stamped her off and colored with markers. I thought it went perfect with the photo of my girls with the Jills.

Well that is all for now. I am off to do some laundry...lucky me!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Creative Belli - Paper Piecing

Hi there. Today we have a brand new challenge for you at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time around we want you to do some paper piecing. The key...make sure you use something "old" in the process. For my "old" item, I used an old stamp set this time.

I started by stamping the Poppy image (from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps) off on white paper. Then I stamped again on the PP from Echo Park. I then paper pieced the flowers and the leaves. I used a marker to color in the rest of the image (stems). I then layered the image onto some more PP from Echo Park, and added the sentiment. My mom said she needed a sympathy card, so I thought this would work perfect!

Well I will send you off to the Creative Belli Blog now to see the rest of the inspiration from the Belli Girls. Then play along, and link up your creation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hey...I am soooo excited! I was chosen for the Showcase on You feature on the Nikki Sivils blog this week! Head on over and check it out. Soooo cool. SO in honor of this awesome occasion, I thought I would share a LO page I made this weekend using some of the Gingerbread Lane Collection from Nikki too!

I made this simple LO using some photos of my DD's class snowshoeing during gym class last year. We are so lucky to have snow shoes at our school for the kids to use during the winter months. The kids LOVE it...although they quickly learned it isn't easy. For this LO, I used a sizzix to cut the letters from one of the PP in the line. I also used the little mitten die cut from the collection too.

Well be sure to check out the other featured ladies on the Nikki Sivils Blog too. Have a great day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Football Game LO #1

Hi there. I told you I would be back with another LO today. Well...sorry it took a little longer then I hoped. I haven't been feeling well today. I went to lay down earlier, and kept getting interrupted, then I had to get the kids from school...and well I am finally sitting down and trying to stay awake long enough to post Anyway, I wanted to share a LO I made using the Cheerleader Balloon holder stamp from Eureka Stamps. My older DDs went to a Buffalo Bills pre-season football game, and I wanted to scrap the photos my DH took for me. This is the first of 2 LOs I made for this event. As you can see, I used that adorable Cheerleader Balloon Holder stamp in the bottom corner. I used some balloon eyelets in Bills colors as her balloons. The rest of the LO is pretty simple...added a border using a punched boarder I got at my crop this weekend, and a piece of football PP.

Well, I am off to try to stay awake long enough to fold laundry...although that doesn't sound like much


Hi there. I have returned from my beautiful weekend away. I had an amazing time in Silver Lake, NY scrapbooking my weekend away. See this gorgeous house......that is where I spent my weekend. With good friends, good food, and LOTS of can't ask for much more! Well...I got sooo much done this weekend, and will be sharing some of the pages with you through out this week. I am going to start with this page.

I just LOVE this page! I made this for the DCWV September Stack-a-holic challenge. Here is the sketch they provided. I used the DCWV Naturals Stack to create my page. This photo was taken by a friend of mine of my youngest DD. I thought the natural colors went perfect with the photo. I also added some brads and ribbon along with the Naturals Stack papers. Well...that is all for now. I will be back later today with a LO page I made using one of the stamps from Eureka Stamps!

Friday, September 23, 2011

SNSS Digi Challenge - Border Punch

Hi there. Today we have a brand new challenge for you at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge. This time around we want you to use a border punch along with a digi image. Here is what I came up with. Since I have been in an apple mood all week, (I went to the local market and got apples. I made applesauce and apple pie so far.) I decided to use the Rhubarb Picking Apples Digi from the Sweet 'n Sassy stamps Store. Next I did some layering using papers from Imaginisce. I used my border punch on the apple PP and the red PP. Last I added some ribbon and a couple felt flowers.

Now head on over to the SNSSDC Blog, and see what the other DT gals have come up with. Then play along!

I am off now...I am going away for the weekend to a scrap booking retreat. I am soooo excited. I may be posting some LOs throughout the weekend. If I get too into my work, then I will have some to share with you over the next couple weeks. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lunch Box Notes

Hi there. Today I wanted to share some little lunchbox notes I made for my DDs. I used the Patchwork Star stamp from QKR Stampede on these. I stamped the image and colored with watercolor crayons. Then I fussy cut them out. Next I took some little pre-cut 3x3 note cards I had in my stash. I used some PP from Basic Grey, and layered onto the base. I added the star to each one, and then some words. I did a little experimenting for my words. The bottom one all the way to the left of the photo is a piece of printed vellum I found in my stash. The middle one I used stickers, and the last one I used a glue pen and gold leaf. Very simple, but I know my girls will love to open these in their lunches next week! Well that is all...have a great day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Simple Christmas Card

Hi there. I wanted to share a card I made last night for a challenge on Facebook. It is very simple, but the PP makes it pretty. The papers and stamps are all from CTMH. I stamped and embossed the ornament on cream CS. I layered onto some green snowflake PP. Then I layered onto the cream CS strip, and stamped the NOEL, and swirlies on that. Last I layered onto the red PP, and a cream CS base.

Well that is all. Have a great weekend!

This is for the Simon Says Challenge - Sing it - my song is "The First Noel"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Digi Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Today we have a brand new challenge for you over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog. This time around our challenge is a photo inspiration. Here is a the photo.

This photo from The Tomcat Studio (taken by Laura Winslow) as your inspiration!!

Well I loved the colors in this photo, and for some reason it made me think of So here is what I came up with.

I started with the cupcake digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored using makers, and colors from the photo. Then I found these die cut aprons, and the candy PP in my stash. SO...I thought it would make a cute recipe holder. So I attached everything down, and cut a piece of blue CS to use as the recipe card base. I used stickles to write the word cupcake. Last I added a little ribbon bow using some ribbon I found in my stash.

Now head on over to the SNSSDC Blog and see what the other ladies have come up with using the photo inspiration. Then play along with us. You may be inspired by the colors, or something else in the photo. Don't forget to link up your creation when you are done!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

QKR Stampede Blog Hop - Nature /Animals

Hi there! Welcome to the QKR Stampede Blog Hop. If you just arrived here from the QKR Stampede Blog, then you are on the right path! The complete hop order is available there too, so if you get lost at any point, just head back there to pick up where you left off. For now...let me show you what I made for our Nature or Animal themed hop. I started with this beautiful Blue Jays stamp. I stamped it onto kraft CS, and colored with watercolor crayons. Next, I cut it using my CM cutting system, and layered it onto another circle. The PP and ribbon on this card are from Imaginisce. I then added some little "pearl like" embellishments to the bottom corner. Last I stamped the Happy Birthday along the bottom. My mom said she needed a masculine birthday card, and I think this would work. Nothing frilly Well I must send you off to your next stop now. Please go visit...

Thanks for hopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Creative Belli 126 - String

So today we have a new challenge for you over at the Creative Belli Challenge. This time around our challenge is STRING. I gotta creativity has apparently taken a trip to Mexico or something. I sat down to create something for this challenge, and my mind went blank. I just hate when you have uninterrupted craft time, and you got nothing but an empty Anyway, here is what I ended up making. A very simple project, but I thought it turned out ok.

I started with a triangle box template and a piece of PP from CTMH. I cut, scored, and folded. I added some eyelets to put the "string"/twine through. Then I used the Oak Leaf stamp from Biblical Impressions. I inked the image up with brown ink, and then used a pumpkin orange along the edges of the image. When I stamped it off, it had a "mixed" color. I love the way that turned out. I did 2 of the leaves this way, and then reversed the inking order and did 2 that way. Here is a close up of the leaf. You can see the tips of the leaf are orange. After I stamped the off, I fussy cut them out, and layered one on each side of the box. I glued closed 3 of the sides, and left one open so I can fill it. After doing this, I thought these boxes would make cute little Halloween school treats (with a "spoooooky" image of course). I may even do these for Christmas. The last step we to tie it up with the string!

Well that is all now. Head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge and see what the other DT gals have come up with using string. Then play along with us, and link your creation to the Belli 126 post!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Coasters

Hi there! I hope you are having a nice start to your week this week. So far I am surviving. I officially have all 3 of the girls in school. It is a happy and sad event all at once. I am dealing with my "loneliness" by using my time to do projects! I have a whole big to do list of projects that have been neglected due to having small children in the house, and of course I will be doing some quality Speaking of crafting, I wanted to share a project today using some wedding favors. We went to a wedding in late July, and the favors were coasters. So I thought it would be fun to make some fall themed coasters. Here is the set of 4 I made. I started by picking out some fall papers from CTMH set I have. I cut them to fit the little slide in spot on the back of the coaster. Then I used the Lg. Acorn stamp from Biblical Impressions. I stamped with Versamark, and embossed the acorn with copper embossing powder. Then I simply slide the papers into the back of the coasters. Here is a close up of the 2 different styles.

Very simple, but what a fun fall decor item for the house. Well that is all for now. Be sure to check out the Eureka Stamps Blog hop from yesterday too! Trust me it is great!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Eureka Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Eureka Stamps Fall Blog Hop! If you just arrived here from Holly's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then head on back to the Main QKR Stampede/Eureka Stamps Blog and start from the top of the hop! You don't want to miss a thing!

Well if you are on the right track, then lets get going! This time around the Eureka DT gals are featuring some fall stamps from the Eureka Stamps Store. There are so many gorgeous and fun images in this category. Really is something for everyone. Be sure to check out the entire Eureka site to see what else there is. We simply can't show you them all. Here is my fall themed card. I started with the adorable Parachuting Squirrel stamp. I stamped him once on cream CS, and stamped just the leaf on some dark brown CS. When I stamped the leaf, I used versamark and sticky powder, then used some gold leafing to bring out the leaf (the sticky powder and gold leaf are available at our sister company QKR Stampede's site). Next I colored the squirrel with watercolor crayons. I used foam tape to pop the leaf off the main image. Next I did some layering with fall papers from BoBunny. I added some ribbon, and a rub-on for a sentiment.

Well that is all from head on off to see what

has for your inspiration.

Thanks for hopping by!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Biblical Impressions DT Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Ceal's Blog then you are on the right track. If not, head on back to the Main Blog and start from the top of the hop.

So...if you are on track...our theme this time around is fall. Here is what I came up with. I started with this adorable Turkey Girl image. I stamped her, and colored with colored pencils and gamsol. I layered that onto the PPs from BoBunny. I added some ribbon, and then the sentiment. The Sentiment is also from Biblical Impressions, and can be found HERE. You like this Turkey Girl image? Well there is also a Turkey Boy image! Oh so much you could do with the combo of those 2 images! Be sure to check out all the fall images in the Biblical Impressions store.

Well I must send you off now to your next stop. Head on over to...

and see what she has for you!

Thanks for hopping with us!

SNSS Digi - Sports

Hi there. Happy Friday! What a week. All my girls have officially started school now! I can't believe all my babies are so big! Also with the month of September comes what I consider a very sad time of year...Football season. HA HA HA. I loose my Sundays to football, but that means I get Sundays in my craft room! So I guess it isn't that bad. Keeping in line with the sports, that is our challenge this week at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge! We want to see what you come up with using digi images and a sports theme. Here is my Sports creation. I started with the Cocoa Loves Football digi. I colored with colored pencils and gamsol. I used my CM cutting system to cut the image into a circle, and cut a brown CS circle. I then layered all the papers from Echo park. I added some twill ribbon, and the star eyelets.

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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Duck, Duck,....

Hello there! I hope September has started out well for you all. We started school here yesterday, and so far so good! The kids had no problem getting up and ready for school in the morning, mom...well that is a whole other story. I don't like mornings. Well today I thought I would share a fun waterfall card with you. I have only made this style card one other time, but I really like the way this one turned out. I went with a humorous card today using 2 images from QKR Stampede. First I used the little ducky called Sitting on Log. I also used the Stitched Goose stamps. Here is what I came up with.

HA HA HA...I told you it was a silly card. When I was looking through the QKR Stampede store, I saw all the duck stamps, and thought it would be cute to do a duck duck goose card. The waterfall style card was perfect for it too. I stamped the images and colored with colored pencils. Then I hand wrote the words. I felt the card needed a little more then just the images, so I also added a few of the little paper flowers that you can also pick up at the QKR Stampede store too.

Well that is all. Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful day!

This card is for the Simon Says Challenge - MultiFold ( can't get the site to load fully, so I don't have a link for you. Sorry)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Ok...I got less then 15 minutes to get this typed out for you. We have a guy from the Internet company coming today. We have been having "issues" every time it rains, and well frankly I am sick of So...Here is a very quick post with my Biblical Impressions card for this week. As you can see this is a very simple card. I really wanted to make this gorgeous Buck in Forest stamp. I used my brayer to ink it up (since it is so large). Then I stamped it off on cream CS. I then used watercolor crayons to add some subtle colors to the image. Then I trimmed it down, and rounded the corners. I layered onto some PP and CS from CTMH.

Ok...that is I said...short and sweet. Time is running out, and the phone/Internet guy is going to be here soon!

This is also for the Do You Stack Up challenge - Friendly Critters.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Harvest Time

Hi there. Sorry this is so late. We went camping last night at our property for a little Labor Day fun. Well, I totally got my days all mixed up with camping on Sunday night instead of Saturday night. So...better late then

Today I thought I would create a fun fall themed project. With school starting up on Wednesday, and it being mind is now focusing on fall things. Here is the card I made. I started by using the Leaf Background stamp from Eureka Stamps. I wanted to have some fall colors on it, so instead of inking it up with an ink pad, I used my brayer to add 3 different ink colors to the stamp before stamping it. Next I used watercolor crayons to color some of the leaves in the image. Next I layered that onto some PP from CTMH. Next, I used the Harvest Time stamp. I inked it up with Versamark, and stamped onto the velum. Then I embossed with copper embossing power. I layered that over the leaf background.

Well that is all. Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A little Saturday Fun

Hi there. Today it has been very hot here, so I have been spending some time in my nice cool craftroom. Well, I decided to play along with a contest on Facebook. The challenge was to create a 1 page LO. Here is what I came up with. My middle DD got to ride on the roller coaster at one of our favorite amusement parks for the first time this year. So I created this page to document that ride for her. My papers are from SEI. I couldn't' find just a roller coaster, so I cut the one on the top of one of the SEI papers off and put it along the bottom. I layered all the photos onto mint green mattes to go with the green in the BG paper. I used my Cricut to cut the title.

Have a great weekend...and a Happy Labor Day to all my readers in the USA!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Digi - White on White I meant to have this post up first thing this morning. My plan obviously feel I was going to get the post all ready last night while my DH took 2 of my girls to the Buffalo Bills football game. Well instead I spent my evening catching up on my TV show that I have been watching via DVD episodes. So...I am sooo sorry...but here it is now!

Today is Friday, which means a brand new challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog. This time our challenge is white on can only use white or ivory papers. You can add a little color to your image, but all the papers have to be white. So here is what I came up with. When I saw this challenge I knew right away I wanted to use the Ocean Paradise Digi from the SNSS store. This image is just so peaceful looking, and I thought the white would just go great with it. So I printed it out...a little side note, my printer is almost out of colored for some reason the image was a little "tinted", but it actually worked well with this image, or at least I thought I wanted a very soft look, so I used watercolor crayons on this one. Then I rounded the corners of the image. At first I couldn't think of any white papers that I had, UNTIL I remembered I had some left over from the wedding scrapbook I made. So I pulled those out, and used those to layer. I used my corner rounder on all papers and the CS base. Last, I added the ribbon and bow. Be sure to head on over to the SNSSDC Blog now and see what the other DT girls have created for this challenge. Then play along! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Well that is all...I am off to hang with my girls for their last Friday before school starts.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I can't believe it is September already! Where did the time go???!!! Seems like it wasn't that long ago that I got the girls signed up for their first swimming lesson for the summer, and now I am getting ready to ship them off to school. I am on the Home School Association (PTA) at my girls' school, and last night we hosted our New Family Welcome night. Well, that just got the girls more excited about going back to school next week. I guess being in the building, and seeing some of the teachers just did it for them. It is nice to see them so excited about their new adventures this year. Well, with September comes I decided to share a fall themed card with you today. I just love this LEAF stamp from QKR Stampede. This is also the stamp that I was using to demo this past weekend at the convention. Such a simple image, but just so gorgeous. I also decided to play with the Gold Leaf so more for this card. I started by stamping the the image with an orange ink. Then I made a mask and stamped 2 other colors (brown and green) on the white CS strip. Next I stamped the image with Versamark, and used the Sticky Powder on it. For this card, I used the reddish colored Gold Leaf. There is some reds, silvers, and a little bit of orange and gold in this color.

This picture shows you a little closer what the gold leaf looks like. Last I layered everything onto some fun fall papers from BoBunny, added some ribbon, and some buttons.

Well that is all for now. I am off to go attempt to make homemade fruit roll-ups with my girls. This should be an interesting experiment.