Saturday, March 26, 2011

Emmalee Turns 5!

The challenge over at Scrap and Stamp this week is 'Anything Goes'. It doesn't get any easier than that! The only requirement is to make a scrapbook page and use at least one stamp. The prize this week is an *awesome* acrylic stamp set. I hope you will play along. For my layout, I decided to start with this week's sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

I usually take a literal approach, but this time I rotated the sketch and altered it just a bit to better accomodate my photos.

*all supplies are CTMH unless otherwise stated*
Life Delights pattern paper
Colonial White CS
Celebration SS
Blush, Chocolate & Liliac Mist inks
Scrabble letter stickers(EK Success)
Fiskars butterfly punch
Fiskars border punch
clear sparkles
George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
sparkle brads(MM)

Monday, March 14, 2011

wish-shoe a happy day!

My Nana's birthday is coming up later this month... this card is for her. She lives in Florida in an assisted living facility, and REALLY loves the handmade cards I send. She always calls to tell me how much she appreciates them, how incredibly talented I am *blush* and that she shows 'em off to all the other residents. Grandmas are just *SWEET* like that :)

I made this card using an archived sketch at PCP and the February FREEBIE @ The Creative Cottage. There were 6 different papers and these cute lil shoe images. The sentiment is from the SU! Celebrate in Style SS-perfect for my card. If you haven't yet visited The Creative Cottage, you must! The FREEBIE for March is an adorable birthday mini set. I was honored & beyond thrilled to have the card I made using that kit featured on their blog this week...woohoo! :) Thanks for looking.

Other supplies:
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon & CS (CTMH)
black ink (CTMH)
clear sparkles (CTMH)
watercolor pencils (CTMH)
border punch (Fiskars)
flower punch (Marvy)
silver brads (CTMH)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Make A Wish, Mark!

This week's sketch over at Unscripted Sketches is PERFECT for a scrapbook LO! And the challenge from last week @ Scrap and Stamp was to use punches and at least one stamp on our page. Although we introduce a new challenge every Saturday, you always have 2 weeks to enter and win a prize. I hope y'all will check us out and play along :)

I decided to do a page of my DH's birthday, which we celebrated just last week. Our 6 yo daughter, Emmalee, had the best time helping with the planning of the party and in case anyone is wondering why a 47 year old man has a pink cake with sprinkles, that is the reason LOL Good thing my husband likes strawberry :) It was REAllY nice to have our older children's a rarity these days for all 6 of us to be in one place at the same time.

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise stated*
"Good Times" pattern paper
Chocolate, Colonial White, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf,
Twilight CS
Doodle Alphabet SS
Typewriter Keys SS
Rustic Alphabet SS
Playful Flourishes SS
Twilight, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate inks
clear sparkles
pewter photo hangers
twill ribbon
alpha stickers (EK Success)
paper crimper
border punch (Fiskars)
Boho Blossoms punch(SU!)
3/4 " circle punch (CM)
cupcake paper piecing pattern by Jodi Sanford @ Scrapbooks Etc.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Reflections of You NOW

It's Saturday and you know what that means...another AWESOME challenge at Scrap & Stamp :) This week we want to see everyone's layouts with the theme, "Reflections of You NOW".

I must admit, I had a hard time with this one initially, because I am rarely in front of the camera and never the focus of my LOs. Although I usually don't do alot of journaling, this time I purposely took time to share some of my thoughts and musings with my family and friends. So here I am at 41! :~)

I sure hope y'all find some time this week to play fellow DT members have some FAB artwork to share, and as always there is a prize up for grabs :)

Note: all supplies are CTMH unless otherwise stated
"Veranda" pattern paper
Creme Brulee, Garden Green, Juniper, Colonial White CS
Atomic Lowercase stamp set (for the title 'self-portrait')
Garden Green ink
Colonial White edge anchors & brads
Garden Green spiral clip
Creme Brulee grosgrain ribbon
vellum quote (JoAnn)
orangy paper flower & buttons (MM)
corner rounder(to create scallops around circle mat)
Fiskars border punch
Just Blooms paper flowers

Sunday, March 6, 2011

FREEBIE @ The Creative Cottage

Taking a wee break from scrapbooking today to get some cards made. Here is a simple birthday card. It went together fairly easy using this month's FREEBIE over at The Creative Cottage. They have a terrific assortment of papers and toppers that coordinate beautifully! Unbelievably, I didn't use a sketch or a challenge to create this one *gasp*...just whipped it up on my own LOL

And here is a closer peek at the layering I did using pop dots:

Thanks for looking :)

pattern paper, sentiment and images (The Creative Cottage)
White Daisy CS & grosgrain ribbon (CTMH)
felt flower and button(MM)
red sparkles (CTMH)
border punch (Fiskars)
embroidery floss (DMC)

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Today is a total day of celebration for me...I am officially joining the Scrap & Stamp DT!!!!! *happy dance* This was my very first application, and I was absolutely THRILLED when Regina emailed to say that I was chosen as a new member of the DT. I'm not usually one to toot my own horn, but I just had to share my joy/excitement :~) I hope y'all will play along. New challenges are posted every Saturday and you have 2 weeks to create your LO using at least one stamp and have a chance to win a great prize!

As if all that weren't enough, today I am celebrating my 4 year anniversary as a CTMH consultant...woohoo!!!! Anyone who isn't familiar with our FAB products or if you just want to see what's new, check out the Spring/Summer Idea Book here.

It seems I have finally beat the ickies that have plagued me all week, and when I return from DD ballet class and an afternoon birthday party, I plan to get some scrappin' done. Have a blessed day :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FBD Blog Hop and Rubber Stamp Release Today!

I spent the morning convalescing on my couch, so no artwork to share today :( I caught a NASTY cold/cough/flu thingie and not feeling very well. However, with my laptop,tissues and a warm beverage in hand, I was still able to hop/visit all the uber talented DT members from Fresh Brewed Designs. The NEW rubber stamps are AWESOME and the cards made with them are simply STUNNING!!! If you get the chance, take some time to visit and comment. As if the eye candy weren't enough, Heather is offering a very generous prize and there is a chance for at least one other along the way. Are u ready? The blog hop begins and ends HERE. Have fun :)

**Note: If you are one of my blogless friends(you know who you are *wink*), contact me to get details on how to get in on the fun.
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