Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I have another layout to share with you using the July Scrap-Tastic kit. I used a photo of my DD and her hubby on their wedding day.
I really like how this turned out. I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers. If you enjoy sketches I would check them out for sure.

PP: Creative Imaginations, Chatterbox
Punches: M.S.
Pearls: Kaiser
Stickers : MME

The foil paper from Chatterbox is gorgeous!!

Scrap-Tastic and Sketchy Thursdays

I really liked the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays so I thought I would give it a whirl using the July kit from Scrap-Tastic. The kit isn't up in the store yet but as soon as it is I will link it up for you. It's full of some great papers from MME and some yummy papers from Chatterbox.

I pulled out some old photos of my daughter of when she was a flower girl for my brother Michael and my sister-in-law Debbie. Amy was just too cute!!

PP: MME, Chatterbox
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stickers: A.C.
Punches: C.M. & M.S.
Brad: Chatterbox
Rhinestone: Kaiser
Misc: Ribbon, Sizzix die

Thursday, June 23, 2011

myStampBOX Mystery Blog Hop

Welcome to the myStamp BOX “Mystery Box Hop”!

If you have just happened upon our event today, please begin your journey on the myStamp BOX blog here .

All of our wonderful myStamp BOX designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational BOX creativity!

Bettina Von Gross (myStampBOX)

Jill Hildebrand (from the farm)

Sue Sykes (Kewl Beans)

Jaine Drake (Confessions of a Craftaholic)

Janet Zeppa (Janet's Joy)

Birgit Koopsen (My Scrappin' Life)

Linda Abadie (The Craft of Caring)

Jolene Johnston (Savor the Memories)

Agata Pfister (Under Construction)

Rebecca Keppel (My Cluttered Corner)

Marsha Valk (Marsha)

Allison Cope (Your Memories)

myStamp BOX Blog (myStampBOX)

We are giving away an amazing prize package from the myStamp BOX shop for our event this weekend and all you have to do is COMMENT along your journey to WIN.

We have given three of our lovely designers a mystery prize box and you could WIN the prize inside just by leaving a COMMENT on EVERY designer’s blog. Our Mystery Box Hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday so all comments are due by Sunday June 26th at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

And here is what I did with my MYSTERY BOX

This is how it started out as a plain naked box.

Here it is all decorated. I used the Symbols set to stamp those little "gifts" around all the sides of the box. I stamped them with Versamark and embossed them with black embossing powder.

I used the oval shape from the Back to the Basics set to make the leaves for my flower on the top of the box. I also used the Straight Forward set to stamp my sentiment "thinking of you".

And what did I put in my box? Home made chocolate chip cookies!!!

I hope you enjoyed my box creation! I know that I had a ball making it!

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created with their MYSTERY BOX. Your next designer is Birgit.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our MYSTERY BOX giveaways!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I love this photo of my parents on their anniversary. I think it was their 40th....I'll have to check with them. With them are my Dad's sister Hedy and brother Art with their spouses.

To make the background I used paint and bubble wrap and a toilet paper roll. Only a fellow scrapper would understand...hahaha!

I love making my own flowers. Aren't these just too cute?

Workout #45 at ScrapFIt was to use items from around the house to help aid your scrapbook creativity and I think this layout fits the bill...don't you?

Ice Cream anyone?

I made a card today so I could play along with the challenges at CAS-ual Fridays and at Lily Pads.
At CAS-ual Fridays you had to use colour blocking and for Lily Pad you had to use their sketch.

Stamps: myStampBOX (Funky Flowers, Symbols)
Cardstock: SU
Pearls: Kaiser
Ink: Memento & Versamark
Punches: SU
Misc: Stickles, Copics, Embossing Powder, Uniball Signo pen

Aren't those sparkly little cones just the cutest?

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Fathers Day!!
Today is my day to post over at Urban Swank.

A couple times a year I go to a Scrapbook Retreat in Michigan and they treat us like Queens! The food is to die for and I'm sure that I come home a few pounds heavier. LOL!! In my layout I feature a photo of just one of the appetizers we had.
I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers for the layout design.

Patterned paper: Urban Lily
Punches: C.M. & M.S.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Gems: K&Co.
Grand Adhesions: K&Co.

For some closeups and more details head over to Urban Swank.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Have you seen the card sketch at Scrapbook Circle? It's a fun one and I had a chance to play along. Here is my take. I got to use the kit from Scrapbook Circle that I won! I love it!

PP: Crate
Ribbon: Crate
Stickers: Glitz
Flowers: Recollections,Prima
Cardstock: S.U.
Chalk: ColorBox
Misc: machine stitching

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ms. Scrapbook Star 2011

Here she is Ms. Scrapbook Star 2011.
Come and Join the Scrapbook Star online community for a summer filled with Beauty Pageant themed challenges, competitions, badges, games and other fun. The Scrapbook Star Beauty Pageant runs from July 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 with the winner being announced Monday September 5th. All challenges must be uploaded by midnight (PST) August 31st to be eligible for prizes and badges. To view a schedule of challenges and to become a contestant, please register at Scrapbookstar.

Happy Birthday Card

My daughter just had a birthday so I pulled out a couple of my favourite things...Echo Park paper and myStampBOX stamps and made a card for her.

PP: Echo Park
Stamps: myStampBOX (straightforward)
Cardstock: SU
Ink: ColorBox
Punch: M.S.
Misc: embossing powder, twine, Glossy Accents, Versamark

More Scrap-Tastic projects

I don't think that I shared the 3 cards that I made using the Scrap-Tastic Simply Delightful kit.
Unfortunately I needed to send some sympathy cards and these are the ones that I came up with.

Stamp: myStampBOX (straightforward)
Cardstock: S.U.
Ink: Colorbox
Misc: Copics, Stickles, doily
PP: Scraptastic Kit (MME, Chatterbox)

Stamps: myStampBOX (straightforward), MME
Cardstock: SU
Ink: Memento
Pearls: B.G.
PP: Scrap-Tastic kit (Chatterbox)
Misc: Nestabilities, embossing powder, Versamark

AllProducts: Scrap-Tastic kit
Exceptions: Glimmer Mist & cardstock

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Little Rock Stars

Happy Sunday everyone!
Today is my day to post over at the Urban Swank blog. Here is the layout that I created.

Patterned Paper: Urban Lily
Ink: ColorBox
Stickers: M.M.,SEI,Glitz
Diecuts: M.M.
Chipboard: Urban Lily
Misc: Copics

I also used the sketch at Frosted Designs to create this page! Make sure you pay them a visit and play along.
For more photos and closeups please visit the Urban Swank blog.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I had time to play along with the CR84FN color challenge this week and used it to make a birthday card for my niece.
I also used a sketch from Viva la Verve.

Cardstock: S.U.
PP: Echo Park
Ribbon: Etsy
Stamp: myStampBOX (Straightforward)
Ink: ColorBox
Punch: S.U.
Unk: button

Father's Day

Well I got a jump on making a card for my Dad for Father's Day by using the sketch at Lily Pad. I'm so glad that I'm not making it at the last minute this year.LOL!!

Here it is:

Cardstock: SU
Stamps: myStampBOX (Straightforward, Funky Flowers)
Ink: Memento, Tim Holtz
Dies: Spellbinders
Misc: embossing folder, Stickles, Copic marker

I had fun using an embossing folder and my Distress inks. Thanks Gina at Stamp TV for the video on this technique!

Have you made your Father's Day card yet?