Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seize the Birthday

I stole some time to day make a card for the Seize the Birthday challenge.

This week we had to use the same sketch as last week.....but....we had to make a masculine birthday card.

I did a little bit of paper piecing and mixed it with some Copic colouring to make my cute little cowboy which is a stamp from Your Next Stamp.

Cardstock: SU,Neenah
Pearl: Doodlebug
Stamp: YNS
Ink: Tim Holtz,Memento
Die: Wplus9

Monday, January 21, 2013

Balloon Ride Anyone?

Had a little "me" time in my scraproom yesterday and put together a quick and easy card. No colouring this time.

Cardstock: SU
PP & Stickers: Echo Park
Pearls: Kaisercraft
I used the colours supplied at this weeks ColourQ.  Maybe if I had workout wear that looked like this I would work out more..........nah!
For the design of my card I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


This week at Merry Monday we were to use a sketch to make our Christmas card.

Here is my take on it.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Hero Arts
Die: Wplus9, Spellbinder
Ink: T.Holtz,Memento,Versafine
Cardstock: Neenah
Pearls: Prima
Other: Glossy Accents
Here is a closeup so you can see the shine from the Glossy Accents. I coloured and cut out another bow from the wreath stamp and popped it up for some extra dimension.
Have a great day and don't blow away in that wind storm out there!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Little Blue Bird

I really love how this card turned out and it wouldn't have been made if I hadn't have played along with a couple of challenges today.

Cardstock: SU, TPS
Stamp & Die: Wplus9
Pearl: Kaisercraft
Twine: Jillibean
Button: Doodlebug
Ink: Versafine
The challenge at CASology was to use the colour blue and the challenge at ScrapFIT was to use the negative part after using a punch.
I'm sharing a closeup here so you can see that I actually used the negative portion of the cardstock after the bird was cut out with a die.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sweet Sunday

Sweet Sunday Sketch...that is!

I played along with their sketch challenge and now have another Christmas card ready for Dec. 2013. Yay!!

I love this bear stamp and just know that I will be using it again. I had fun colouring with my copics. Isn't she just the cutest?

Cardstock: Neenah, Bazzill
PP: Crate
Ribbon: GCD
Flower: Prima
Ink: T.Holtz
Punch: M.S. , EK
Stamp: Stampavie
Nestabilities, Copics, unk brad

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Yes I'm still making Christmas cards!! But they are for NEXT Christmas.

I took this stamp along to my scrap retreat and made a simple but nice card that would be soooooo easy to replicate and make lots of.

Cardstock: Wplus9, Bazzill
Stamp: Memory Box
Ink: Tim Holtz
Ribbon: The Paper Studio
twine, button
I'm entering this card in the Ribbon Carousel Winter Spirit challenge.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tasty Tuesday

Your Next Stamp has a Tasty Tuesday photo to play along with this month. Make sure you check it out.
I used Summer Fun Fhiona to make my card and followed  the Deconstructed sketch.

Stamp: YNS
Bitty Bag: YNS
Cardstock: Neenah
Ink: Tim Holtz
Rhinestones: Recollections

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Merry Monday

Yes I know it is Sunday but I found a challenge called Merry Monday where you are given a new challenge every week to create a Christmas Card so I thought I would play along.
I hope I can keep it up. Wouldn't it be great to have all your Christmas cards done by next Christmas?

Cardstock: Neenah
PP: Best Creation
Twine: M.S.
Ribbon: GCD
Stamps: H.A., Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento
Stickles, unk button

Sweet Thing

Here is another card that I made this weekend. Isn't she cute?

 It was a fun image to colour. I'm just a beginner at Copic colouring but I'm really enjoying it.

Cardstock: Neenah
Stamp: Penny Black (sweet thing)
Twine: Jillibean
Stickles, Nestabilities, Enamel Accents, Copics, unk button
I like the addition of the Stickles and the Enamel Accents on the cupcake. Just a little extra dimension.
I am entering this sweet little thing in a new challenge site I found called Seize the Birthday.  Make sure you check it out.
I'm also playing along with Color Throwdown. Here are the colours.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happiness Always

I had fun today playing along with some challenge and sketch sites. It was great to pull out some supplies and just get creative.

Cardstock: Neenah, Bazzill
PP & Die cut: A.C.
Ticket: LYB
Flower: B.G.
Stamp: SU
Ink: Versafine
unk stickpin
I'm entering my card at Freshly Made Sketches for sketch #68 and also at colourQ. This made my card come together so quickly!
Here is the colour combo from colourQ.

Winter Winterland

I'm having a fabulous weekend scrapping with my friends and could the weather be any more fabulous? Wow!

For the very first time I played along with a challenge at CASology and the theme was "Winter". Here is my take on it.

Cardstock: Neenah
PP: Crate
Stamps: Your Next Stamp, Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Versafine
unk button & twine
Thanks for coming to visit me  today. :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Opening Gifts

For Scrapbook Memories and More I got to play with the Home For Christmas collection by Fancy Pants. It's so nice!

I got a photo of my parents opening presents on Christmas Day and wanted to get it on a layout right away. This collection was perfect.

I used my Cameo to make these poinsettias and I love how they turned out.
I made a cute little banner for underneath my photo too.
I used a sketch from Creative Sketches and it all came together so nicely. For a complete tutorial on how to recreate this layout just check out this blog post.
I'm off to have a wonderful scrap filled weekend with some friends so have a fabulous weekend!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

It's a Party

One of the collections that I got from Scrapbook Memories and More to play with is My Minds Eye Indie Chic.
MME is one of my most favourite manufacturers so I was thrilled when this arrived on my doorstep!

This layout is of my daughter and son-in-law and it became one of the pages in the calendar that I made for my parents. That is why I didn't add too many dimensional elements to it but still enough I think.


Look at this gorgeous sheer frayed flower! I added pearls to the center.

The floral image on top of this paper is actually a rub-on from MME and it went on like butter.
You can find a complete tutorial on how to re-create my layout right here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


What a way to start the new year! Check this out!

An almost $300 prize package from WPlus9! How awesome is that!
Thanks WPlus9 for your generosity.