Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Brittany Turns 18!

This is the layout I created using the sketch at Scrappy Sunday on PCP. The PP and adhesive stickers are from a scrap pad I purchased at Michaels. The paper flowers, sparkles and buttons are CTMH. I also added a bit of ric rac from my rather large ribbon stash :~)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thinking of you...

I made this card for Grandpa Harry in NY. He's going to be hospitalized and we wanted to let him know our thoughts and prayers are with him.

I can always count on the talented ladies over at Unscripted Sketches to get me started with a FAB sketch:) I've never used a photo on a card before, but I LIKE it!!! The credit for the color combo goes to a fairly new challenge, Jazzy Inspirations. Check them out if you havent already. There's blog candy up for grabs and a shot at being a Guest Designer. The music is really cool, too ;~)

Although it doesn't show well in the photo, I used my Fiskars texture plates to add a swirly design to the black CS and since I don't own any Nestabilities yet :( I had to create the blue mat piece by cutting out brackets with my cricut and using the center portion. It's not exact, but close. I added a Just Blooms paper flower with a button center, a bit of polka dot ribbon and stamped the sentiment using the CTMH Comforting Thoughts SS.

Thanks for visiting and leaving me such nice comments!!! It always makes my day :~)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kindness Begins with Me

I love the sentiment on this one and that kitty cat is just too cute!!! I bought this SS from Stampin' Up a couple years ago and only used one stamp out of it. I'm really trying to use more of the things I already have before buying new stuff LOL The pretty PP was part of the blog candy I won last week...thank you very much Pat:) Today's project qualifies for the following challenges:

Pile It On~watercolors
The Pink Elephant~ animals
Kaboodle Doodles~ buttons and ribbon
Stamps & Smiles Project Tuesday~sour cream container
Papertake Weekly~ pick your color combo(pink, green, black, grey, white, yellow, lilac)I used all but pink :)

I'm giving this candy holder to DH. He does so much for us and I wanted him to know how much we love & appreciate him. The inside contains Dark Chocolate Kisses-his favorite!

I made the Top 3 Scoops at Pile It On!!!

OMGosh, I am so excited and just had to share!!! I was just checking out the new challenge for this week and was so surprised to see I had made the "top three" for this card! Thank you Thank you Thank you :~)
If you want to play along, visit the Pile It On Challenge. This week you must use watercolors and, as always, combine with at least one other challenge. I'll be creating something later on today.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Emmalee at the Parade

Here is my entry for the Scrappy Sunday challenge on PCP. I haven't had time to do many layouts recently, but with this great sketch, I was able to put this page together rather quickly :) The papers are from one of those 12 x 12 scrap pads that I got for only 50 cents when I worked PT @ Michaels. They were coming apart and the manager was just gonna throw them out! *GASP* I made the pinwheel from a 3.5 x 3.5 piece of pp and attached with a brad in the center. The silk flowers are from Offray and the pearls are K & Co. The title is CG, and I journaled on adhesive vellum. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jesus is the reason...

Trying to catch up on all the challenges I participate in regularly. This card is for the Saturday Sketch challenge at PCP and Cute Card Thursday. If you would like to play along, just click on the appropriate blinkie in my sidebar.

CTMH supplies: "Everlasting" PP; No Greater Love SS; Colonial White brads; ; Black, Cranberry & Desert Sand inks; circle Coluzzle template; paper piercer
Other: Ribbon

Unscripted Sketches 15

Ok I FINALLY found some time to papercraft today-YAY!! It is sooo hard to get back into it, when I take a break. Here is my take on this week's sketch over at Unscripted Sketches. I decided to dig into my stash today and use some supplies I have been neglecting. These were papers and embellies that I won at a Scrapbooking Bingo a couple years ago :~) I try to combine challenges when I can, and this card also meets the criteria for the challange at OCC. You had to use 3 different embellies and I used ribbon, brads and twine.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I woke up to the nicest surprise this morning. I won my very first blog candy!!! So cool :~) Pat is giving away candy every week until her birthday in August, so visit her blog here to see her beautiful work, give her some love and then you could be a winner too. Thank you, Pat!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

No time for papercrafting today :( Spent some time with my family, enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather we've been having. We went to the parade and carnival in the small town we used to live in. I love this pic of Emma. She seems to be saying "Really??? MORE fire trucks??? *sigh*" She enjoyed collecting the candy they threw though, and a terrific time riding the rides at the carnival. Her favorite was the "loopy coaster" which she rode all by herself :~)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Love Nana!

I created this LO following sketch #27 at 52 sketches/52weeks. The pic is of me and my Nana at Christmas last year. The journaling is a chinese proverb, "One generation plants the seeds, and another gets the shade." So true :~)

CTMH supplies: "Aspen" Level 2 PP; Rustic Alphabet SS; Outdoor Denim ink and button; clear sparkles; silver brads Other: cricut cut snowflake

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Friends are like pockets...

I created this card using a sketch from this week's Pile It On challenge. I'm also submitting it over at Our Creative Corner where they asked to see a "Pet Parade". I think that lil froggy is just too cute for words :~)

CTMH Supplies: Emporium PP; Just Blooms paper flowers; Sweet Leaf, Cocoa, Crystal Blue and Creme Brulee CS; White Daisy brads; Vineyard Berry ribbon; Black and Barn Red inks; corner rounder; oval coluzzle tempate
Other: Stampin SS; googly eye

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What...No Layers???

Here is my card for the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at PCP. No layers of CS or PP allowed. Even though my style is pretty minimalistic, this was HARD for me. Sorry the pic isn't better. I was visiting/crafting at Mom's and the lighting isn't so good there.

CTMH supplies: White Daisy CS; The Best Way SS; Chocolate & Garden Green inks; colored pencils; black ribbon rounds; circle coluzzle template

Monday, July 13, 2009

I am so blessed...

Here is my card for today's Mojo Monday sketch. I used the Secret Garden paper kit from Stampin' Up. I'm gonna surprise my Mom with this when she gets home from work today. She does so much for my family, and I want her to know how much she means to all of us :~)

Saturday, July 11, 2009


It's been a few days, but I was finally able to craft a bit today while visiting with my mom. This card is my entry for three challenges. The sketch is from Unscripted Sketches 14 and the color combo is for The Color Dare. Cute Card Thursday asked us to show them our Thank You's. Hope you like it :~)

CTMH supplies: Hollyhock, Blush, Garden Green & Vanilla Cream CS; Black, Garden Green & Hollyhock inks; Summer Sweetness SS; silver brads; Black ribbon rounds; paper piercer; corner rounder
Other: paper flowers, CG sentiment

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wild Birthday

So I have been a bit behind this week, playing catch-up after the holiday break, and I just can't seem to find my mojo. But here it card that combines 3 challenges. That's a first for me.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday , and just a reminder, it's "Mojo Madness" this week so your entry could be a winner :~) The Pile It On challenge was to use 3 or more DIFFERENT embellishments, and over at The Pink Elephant you had to use your favorite color combo. Of course, in honor of this being my first time participating, I just had to use a pink elephant LOL What do you think?

CTMH supplies: "Silhouette" PP; It's a Zoo SS; Blush, Black, Bamboo & White Daisy CS; Hollyhock ricrac and button; Black embroidery floss; White Daisy brads; Just Blooms paper flower; liquid glass(to accent water squirts)
Other: googly eye

Unscripted Sketches 13

Here is my take on this week's sketch over at Unscripted Sketches. If you haven't checked it out yet-GO! The DT always has such fabulous creations :~)

CTMH supplies used: Buttercup, Garden Green and Colonial White CS; Thoughts of You, Playful Flourishes and For Every Occassion SS; Chocolate and Garden Green inks; watercolor pencils; clear sparkles; foam tool Other: ribbon

Monday, July 6, 2009

You Make Me Happy

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday...we sure did :~) I took a bit of a break from crafting and the computer to spend time with my family, but I am back at it today. This is a card I made using the "Tickled Pink" kit and Saturday card sketch on PCP.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Brittany Michelle!!!!

First Christmas(5 months old)...


Our little girl is 18 today!!! I still remember vividly of all 4 labors/deliveries hers was the easiest & quickest...Britt was so anxious to come into the world! But let me tell you, NOTHING has been easy since LOL She has always been, well to put it nicely, stubborn, independent and headstrong. Of course I have mixed emotions...and she admitted last night she does too. Torn between being happy and having the freedom that comes with being an "official" adult-but kind of sad and scared of the responsibility too. I already posted a pic of the card I made for her, but wanted to share the verse I borrowed for the inside of her card.

Our beautiful daughter, oh how you’ve grown…
not a child now, but a woman,
Just at the cusp of the future…
your little girl curls gone,
your sparkling eyes so
full of dreams and promises for tomorrow…
We can’t be sad to see you grown up and glowing,
for this is the moment we’ve been preparing you for…
We look at you and see beauty, innocence and the spirit of youth…
We always knew that this day would come,
just didn’t think it would come so quickly…
like a flash the years have flown by,
and each moment has etched itself
into who you have become and what you will be…
We may weep and sigh as you move forward apart from us,
but we will cheer with pride
when you finally fly away on your own wings…
We’re your biggest fans!
We love you so much, Brittany!!

Here’s to a year of fun-filled days
with everyone who is lucky enough to know you!

Brittany has never been one for big parties and attention, so we are just having ice cream cake after supper tonight-just us and her boyfriend, Adam :~)
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