Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowmen Frame

Well, I just love snowmen and my upline is hosting a Christmas party this weekend for all of us and part of the party is a gift exchange if you want to participate.  Well I saw a quilt similar to this on Pinterest and fell in love so I thought I would convert it to paper and put it in a picture frame for my gift.  My frame is 6.75" by 16.75" that I picked up at one of our local craft stores.  My snowmen measure 2 1/2 inches on the bottom and then I marked up 6" and then right in the center at 1 1/4" to make their bodies.  The hat is 1 1/2" square and I just free hand cut the sides in.  I used paper from Polka Dot Parade dsp pack for the back ground and frame.  My red glitter squares are 1".  I had some black stickles that I used for the eyes and mouth and for the nose I punched a circle with the 1/2" punch in pumpkin pie, I then cut it in half, made one end straight and then cut a half moon off the straight long edge.  The scarfs are different colors of the 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

December 2012


I saw a Santa page on Pinerest that I fell in love with, but it was only one page and I always like to do a 2 page spread.  After racking my brain and talking with my friend Lynne, this is what I came up with.  I will be doing this for my December scrapbook class.

my supplies include:

paper: cherry cobbler, whisper white, basic black and champagne glimmer
ink:  black stazon and cherry cobbler
punches:  oval scallop, retired small oval punch, extra large oval punch, boho blossoms, word window
stamp set:  I am not sure what the alphabet stamp set is called as it is retired and from 2001, my journal box is from Notes & Details - also retired
big shot accessories:  floral frames framelit, buttons #5 sizzlits, delicate designs folder and lacy brocade embossing folder
other accessories:  real red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, cherry cobbler bakers twine, frost white shimmer paint, champagne shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol

Happy Thanksgiving - thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 3, 2012



Today I needed a birthday card and decided to use the sketch from Paper Craft Crew.  I struggled with it at first but like the finished product.
My Supplies include:
paper - midnight muse, very vanilla and rich razzleberry dsp
ink - more mustard, midnight muse, rich razzleberry, real red and sahara sand
stamp set - Embelished Events and Sweet Shoppe uppercase (retired)
accessories - top note die, pennant builder punch, more mustard polka dot scallop ribbon, glimmer brads and a little dazzeling details.  I used the color spritzer tool for my backgrouds.
Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!

November 2012 pages

November is the month to be thankful.  I am so thankful for my family and friends.  This month's pages include a cute little turkey.

My Supplies:
paper - Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, whisper white, basic black, early espresso, pumpkin pie and Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink - Early Espresso, white gel pen
Stamp Set - Morning Post Alphabet
Accessories - Early Espresso tulle, Autumn Accents die, top note die, shimmer paint, early espresso bakers twine, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop trim border punch, brushed bronze buttons and very vanilla 1/8" taffeta ribbon.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

French Foliage

I originally did this card with my upline and friend, France.  Hers was done in cajun craze, which was really nice, but I had to add my touch to her take.  I love purple and thought that elegant eggplant might be a little dark so I used wisteria wonder.  You can't really tell in my picture, but I sprayed the wisteria wonder block with a mixture of alcohol and frost white shimmer paint.  I used the seasonal sayings and french foliaage stamp sets.  My ink is black stazon and wisteria wonder.
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Christmas card

I saw this card made with ribbon, but I thought I would try dsp.  My card base is very vanilla, then gumball green and then another layer of very vanilla.  I cut the ornament out of the top layer of very vanilla using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits and then embossed it with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  I layered a piece of Be of Good Cheer dsp behind the cutout.
  My greeting is stamped in versa mark and embossed with cherry cobbler powder using the Sassy Saslutations stamp set.  A little cherry cobbler seam binding finishes it off.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Witch's Boot

I love, love, love this boot so decided that I needed some Halloween cards made with it.  My base is Rich Razzelberry, layer 2 is basic black, layer 3 is rich razzelberry embossed with the spider web folder.  My boot is stamped on whisper white with versa mark and then embossed in black powder.  I sponged the edges with tangerine tango and then mounted it on old olive.  I used my blender pen and ink pads to color the boot with old olive, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise and rich razzelberry.  A little bit of black polka dot scalloped ribbon finishes it off.
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Peek-a-BOO card

Our team challenge for November was to use one or more of the peek-a-boo frames.  I saw a card similar to this and fell in love and had to make my own.  The card base is whisper white, layer two is cherry cobbler and the dsp is from last year and is called Frightful Sight.  I used the Typeset Alphabet for the B.  The ribbon is cherry cobbler seam binding.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oct Scrapbook pages

My October scrapbook class is coming up and these are the pages I came up with. Hope the girls like them.
I used More Mustard for the background and then the Howlstooth & Scaringbone dsp.  I added a little Tangerine Tango for my zig-zag border strips cut the the Tasteful Trims die and then some Very Vanilla.  The alphabet set is Letter It from the big catalog and my Halloween creatures are all made from the owl punch.  I had a lot of fun making these pages.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


This is my newest grandbaby.  Sweet little Miya. She lives in Okinawa Japan so I haven't met her in person yet.  I stumbled across Paper Craft Crew and found that they have a scrapbook page challenge and was excited to participate.  I used the Razzleberry Splash simply scrappin kit to do her first scrapbook page.  Let's just hope I can keep up with 3 different books now.

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I have recently started "blog stalking" Glenda Calkins' blog and found a sketch challenge for
Paper Craft Crew and thought I would play along.  I used Pink Pirouette cs for my base and then a layer of Twitterpated dsp.  The stamp set is from Apothocary Art stamped in Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze and then layerd on Basic Gray cs using the Labels collection Framelits to cut out the gray.  A little Baja Breeze seam binding finishes it off.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sept 12x12 pages

These are the pages I am doing for my September scrapbook class.  I got the idea from a swap I did at convention organized by Judi Anderson.
paper - marina mist, primerose petals, raspberry ripple, daffodyl delight, old olive, whisper white and polka dot dsp
stamp set - Up Up and Away
ink - primerose petals, raspberry ripple, daffodyl delight, old olive, black stazon
accessories - scalloped heart of hearts embosslit, hearts collection framelits, mini heart punch, two tags die, 2 1/2 scallop circle punchscallop trim border punch, assorted for kite tails.
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Sunday, September 16, 2012


I had so much fun playing along with the Red Hot Stampers that I thought I would try my hand at this week's sketch as well.  For this card I used gumball green and whisper white cs along with the Polka Dot dsp.  My stamp sets are Jolly Bingo Bits and Seasonal Sayings.  I have had the Peekaboo Frames BigZ die for some time now but have never used it.  I added a little sliver and real red dazzeling details to both stamped images and some gumball green ribbon.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Engagement pages

This is my first attempt using MDS2+ to scrapbook.  It was fun playing with all of the features available now.

Wedding Card

My daughter is getting married Oct 5th and she has been bugging me to do some invites for her Rehersal Dinner.  We looked through the catalog and ran across Embellished Events stamp set.  I used versamark to stamp the images and then embossed with melon mambo powder, added a couple of jewels and some melon mambo card stock and she loved them.  That's one more item that can be checked off the list.  I am excited for her, but will be glad when the big day is finally here.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Red Hot Challenge #53

This is the sketch this week for Red Hot Stampers and I haven't particapted in a challenge for quite awhile now and thought I'd give it a try.

Here is the card I came up with.
My supplies include:
Paper:  Early Espresso, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze cs with the Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink: Illuminate, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trims die, Autumn Accents die, Wonderfall stamp set, Brushed Bronze button, and 1/8" very vanilla taffeta ribbon. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sept Team Challenge

This month for our downline meeting we were given half a sheet of black card stock, a piece of Natural Composition Specialty paper and a button from the Naturals Designer Buttons pack.  We had to come up with a card using these materials.  I cut flowers with the Fun Flowers Bigz die using Raspberry Ripple and Perfect Plum cs.  I then embossed the flowers using the fancy fan folder and the Lacy Brocade folder.  I sponged the edges of the flowers and then added some Perfect Plum 3/8" taffeta ribbon.  I tied some basic black 1/8" taffeta ribbon in my button for my flower center.  The greeting is Itty bitty Banners stamp set stamped in black stazon and then cut with the Bitty banners Framelits.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aug Scrapbook Pages

Summer is fast approaching an end and with that it can only mean it's back to school.  My oldest grandson will start preschool next month so that inspired me for these pages.

My Supplies include: 

paper:  wild wasabi cs, midnight muse cs, so saffron cs, ridinghood red cs, basic black cs, baja breeze cs, whisper white cs, basic grey cs, story time dsp
ink/markers - whisper white, basic black, basic grey and ridinghood red
ss - word play, sweet celebrations (retired)
accessories - 1 3/4 circle punch, 1 1/4 scallop circle punchwindow frames framelits dies, typeset alphabet, big shot, lattice embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!

Team Swap

This month for our team meeting we did a full card swap.  The only rules were to use some items from the new Holiday Mini.  I was pleased with my results.

My supplies include:

cs - cherry cobbler, gumball green Core'dinations, whisper white
ss - Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, More Merry Messages
ink - versamark, gumball green, cherry cobbler
accessories - Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System, cherry cobbler embossing powder, scallop trim border punch, Holiday Ornaments framelits die and cherry cobbler seam binding

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 12x12 pages

We did these pages today for my scrapbook class.  I had seen a card made to look like a flag and thought it would be great for a scrapbook page as well.

My Supplies include:
card stock:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Daffodyl Delight
dsp: Polka Dot Parade
ink:  Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Morning Post Alphabet
Accessories:  cherry cobbler and early espresso bakers twine, regal button, 1' circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" square punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewel, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials paper piercing pack, the big shot and the Tasteful Trim BigZ die.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for stopping by.

SU Convention

I went to Stampin' Up! Convention for the first time and had a blast.  These were my roomies and car mates for the Trip.  Brooke, France, and Me!