Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Be MIne for Mojo Monday Sketch#71

I made this fab card using the MojoMonday Sketch # 71. I just love how it turned out. Mojo Sketches are just so fabulous....

Here are the complete details for today's card:
Paper is Basic Grey-Bittersweet
I also used some CTMH Vineyard Berry CS 
The stamp is Magnolia-Sitting Tilda. I colored Tilda in with my copics.
The little hearts were made using my cricut, and then I used my glue pen to adhere the "chunky" sparkles I picked up at Michael's the other day. The "Be Mine" stamp is from the CTMH-All My Love set. 
The super wide and totally fabulous ribbon is from a collection of blog candy I won several months ago...not sure of the brand. 
I didn't even use any brads on here today...crazy!
Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Laugh"...Basic Grey & Friday Sketcher Challenge

So today I thought I'd try a Basic Grey Challenge. Basic Grey is a scrapbooking paper company. They make beautiful paper. I went to Michael's and used my 40% off coupon to get a stack. I just love it! This stack is called Urban Prairie. 
I am really happy with the way this card turned out-I just love it! I rarely use black...but decided to challenge myself today to try it. I'm not sure why but the picture really doesn't do this card justice....I think I NEED a light box so I can start taking better pics of my cards....

Anyways, here are the details for my card today:
The image is Tilda from Magnolia; and I colored her in with my copic markers. 
I used my nesties to make the ovals, and my sizzix sizzlit to make the flourishes. 
The ribbon sparkles and brads and CTMH. 
The flowers are from my LSS. 
I made the tag with my cricut. 

I used this week's Friday Sketchers #36:

I had to kinda tweek it a bit to do the Basic Grey challenge # 19 too. 

Which was a recipe:
2 patterned paper
3 brads
1 button
1 ribbon & bow

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friends-Saturday Sketch #35

Here is a card I made for a friend. :O)
I used sketch #35 from Sketch Saturday

I used a High Hopes Image that I got from Kelly-thanks Kelly. 
Here are the details:
I colored the image in using my copic markers and then cut her out and pop dotted her onto the background. She was kinda hard to cut out...
I used my nifty nesties to make the scalloped rectangle. 
 The paper is CTMH
Colors are CTMH-sorbet/creme bruele/juniper and tulip
The brads and rub on are CTMH
The flowers are Prima
Thanks for looking. :O)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Edwin. :O)...-HH Challenge #14

I colored Edwin in while I was at Emily's swim lessons last night.  It made the hour go by so fast. I was able to get a seat right in the front row so I could watch her and color at the same time-it was perfect. 
I colored Edwin in with my copic markers...I just LOVE my copics-they are so easy to use.  
I outlined Edwin with my warm grey copic to make him"pop".  And I also added stickles to Edwin's wings...he's such an angel. :O)

Anyways, here are the details:
Patterned paper is from The Making Memories Stack-Chloe's Closet
I also used CTMH CS-Desert Sand/Bamboo/Indian Corn Blue
The buckle/ribbon/brads are CTMH
The buttons are from my LSS
The Edwin stamp is Magnolia
The sentiment stamp is from a retired CTMH set
I also used my SU! ticket punch to make the tag, and my Martha Stewart border punch

 Thanks for looking. 

Whoops! I almost forgot to tell you that this card is also an entry for the HH Challenge #14..make a "dude card"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Love Yah!

Here is another card using paper from my Making Memories-Chloe's Closet stack. :O)
I just love this paper, it is so super cute! And the 6x6 stacks are perfect for card making; especially 6x6 cards.
Everything is Making Memories, Chole's Closet.
I colored Tilda in with my copics. (found some more copics in Calgary-a quaint artist shop just off macleod trail down south-calgary. They carry the complete line of copics, and they had every single color in stock. :O)
I used a bit of stickles on Tilda.
The ribbon is CTMH
The sentiment is CTMH-Heart Throb
Thanks for looking :O) 

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday Sketch #34 :Congrats!

Here is a card I made with my brand new Magnolia stamp. Yippee I ordered two of the valentine Tilda's, a present Tilda can sit on and the winter scene.  I just love gettin' new magnolia's.
The sketch is this week's Saturday's Sketch #34.

Here are the  details:
Paper is Making Memories: Chloe's Closet
Sentiment stamp is MFT
Gems and flower are also Making Memories-Chloe's Closet
Brads are from my LSS
I colored Tilda in with my Copics and then went back and shaded with watercolor pencils.
I also added some doodlebug sugar coating to Tilda's bow
I made the scallop circle with my nestibilities
I made the scallop edge with my SU! punch

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Best Wishes

I made this card quickly this morning...I'm taking my oldest daughter out for lunch this afternoon so my time in the scraproom is limited today. Which is a good thing, I miss Molly and enjoy spending time with her-she's quite introspective for a thirteen year old. :O)

Anyways, here are the details for today's card:
Paper is from my quickly vanishing stash-Chatter Box: Happy Garden. I love this paper and am sad it's almost gone. But no need to shed tears-Molly and I went to the scrap store after lunch-I bought her some new paper...and slipped a new Making Memories stack in the basket for myself.:O)
Stamp is Tilda-Magnolia
Flowers are prima
Brads are from my LSS
I colored in the image with my copics. I also added some stickles to Tilda's wings.
I made the ovals with my nifty nesties. 
The ribbon is CTMH
The sentiment stamp is CTMH


Thursday, January 15, 2009


This is going to be a fast post..I'm on my way out to run some errands. :O)
I made this super cute card with paper from The Imaginisce Line-Twitterpated....I can't tell you how muc I LOVE this paper's just so darn cute!
The image is High Hopes and I colored it in with my copics and then went over it with some watercolor pencils to add some more depth. I'm really loving this technique. :O)
I also added stickles to the dragon's wing 
I made the chipboard "f" with a CTMH-dimensional element alphabet and some patterned paper.
The sentiment stamp is from a retired CTMH set called "girly girl"
The buttons are My Mind's Eye. Brads are CTMH.
The flower is CTMH

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Owl Greetings

I just love High Hopes...they make the cutest stamps. :O)
Here is Mr.Owl sitting on a branch. I got this image from Kelly-thank you again. 
I'm semi- happy with the end result of this card....It kinda seems to me like the owl is floating in  mid-air....I may try to draw in some leaves next time to make it look like the branch is attached to a tree...but for now I am posting as is. :O) 
The paper is from the newest line by Imaginisce-Twitterpated. It is such a cute line...I just love it!
I used CTMH cranberry and chocolate CS for matting and copics to color in the image. I went back after the copics dried and added some more shading with watercolor pencils. I love my copics but I miss the depth I was able to achieve with watercolors.  I was on the blog: "I Like Markers" and she was saying that you can watercolor over top of I tried it and it worked so I might start doing a bit more of that now. 
I also used my nesties-oval and rectangle. 
The flowers are from my LSS.
Ribbon and brads are CTMH. 


Sunday, January 11, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #13

Happy Birthday!
I made this card for the High Hopes Challenge #13-"include some dry embossing"
I jut love this super cute boy image from High Hopes. 
I colored the image in with my copics and used a bit of stickles on the frog.
I used my rectangle nesties to make the scallop rectangle
The buttons and Adventure charm are from my LSS.
The flowers are prima
The paper is retired CTMH
The eyelets/brads & waxy flax are CTMH
Colors are CTMH-Cranberry/Desert Sand/Garden Green
Ribbon is from walmart
The sentiment is CTMH-Say It In Style
I used my Cuttlebug-swiss dots to make the dry embossing. 

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wishing You Well-Saturday's Sketch Challenge #33

I received some stamped images from Kelly the other day...what a delight! This Tilda was one of them. I just love this Tilda...she's so sweet and precious.
The paper I used for this card  was from a Making Memories scrapbook kit that I won at a local crop camp. I've had it tucked away for almost a fact I had forgotten all about it...until this morning. 
The sketch I used for this card is Saturday's sketch-Challenge #33.  I just love sketch challenges.
Everything is from the Making Memories kit except for the brads-CTMH and the flower which is Prima.
The sentiment stamp is CTMH-Say It In Style
I colored in Tilda with my copics.

I also received this fun award from Tara. She has such an awesome blog that I check out everyday! You should check it out too. :O)
In order to get this award you need to:
1. Post a link of the person who gave you the award
2. Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites
3. Let your nominators know that they got an award from you
4. Put a logo of the award on your blog

So here are the gals I'm forwarding the award to:

Thanks! Have a great day!

U Deserve Some R&R

I'm really into chipboard right now. I have an extensive collection that I amassed over the last few years but for some reason have ignored. 
I glued some patterned paper  to the front of the R's with my glue pen and then cut the r's out with my very sharp craft knife-easy-peasy. :O)
Here are the details for today's card:
Paper-CTMH Let's Get Together
Colors: CTMH cranberry/breeze/buttercup/garden green
I colored in Tilda with my copics and added some stickles to her wings and hair ribbon
I stamped "deserve" with a stamp sentiment I had on hand, and I made the "some" with my CTMH Tiny Typewriter alpha set.
I used my cricut to make the & and the U and the tag 
I punched the flowers with my 1999 flower punch
Brads are CTMH
Ribbon is from my misc. ribbon stash

Friday, January 9, 2009

Be My Valentine

I hardly ever make Valentine Cards. I've made homemade ones with my kids at different times, but generally I make thank you cards and birthday cards. 
Last night I picked up these prima flowers and just had to make a Valentine card with them. 
Here are the details:
Paper: CTMH-Silhouette
Colors: CTMH-Bamboo/Desert Sand and Black/Cranberry
The Tilda stamp is Magnolia
The sentiment stamp is a CTMH from the December SOTM-Heartthrob
Buttons/Ribbon/Brads are CTMH
 I colored in Tilda with my copics
The "B" is a CTMH chipboard element covered with patterned paper
The little M & Y are squares of chipboard stamped and slightly distressed
I made the tag with my cricut
The leaf branches are Martha Steward
The black flower on the tag is a punch I bought in 1999 when I first started doing paper crafts! 

Thanks for looking and have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Have A Great Trip!

I made this card for a friend who is going on a tropical trip this weekend for a week. 
I finally inked these super cute stamps from High Hopes that I've had since the summer. I just love her she is so cute with her little inner tube and snorkel mask. 
I actually didn't use ANY patterned paper on this card! That is a first for me. I am a huge patterned paper junkie!
Here are the details:
Colors: CTMH Bamboo & Desert Sand
Flowers and Ribbon are from my LSS.
The clear charm/Brads & Buttons are CTMH
I added stickles to the buttons and the sand
I stamped the sentiment with CTMH My Tiny Typewriter alpha set.
I colored in the images with my copics.   
I pop dotted the girl image for interest


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Look What I Got!

I actually received this a while ago but I was out of my scrap room for almost all of December so when it arrived I had to tuck it away...:O{
Anyways, it's from Yvette. Yvette is so super talented and she is so generous! 
Anyways, I sent her some Magnolia images and she sent me some Sarah Kay images. 
Not only did she send me the images but also this super cute tag and mini tag. 
I just had to show it to you. 
Thanks again Yvette! 

Best Friends

I made this card for a friend to thank her for a gift she gave me at Christmas. 
I got stamped the image from at a card crop... I'm not sure what it's called and I think it's probably retired...but it's definitely SU!
I really like snowmen images....they are a must for stamping during January.
I colored the images in with chalk and copic markers.
Okay here are the details:
Paper is CTMH-Aspen
Colors: CTMH-bamboo/twilight/outdoor denim
Brads: CTMH
The Sentiment stamp is CTMH-Say It In Style
I also used my brand newly purchased scallop border punch that I got from my friend Shelly who is a SU! demonstrator. 
Thanks for looking. :O)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Friday Sketchers #33-Be Mine

It seems like forever since the last time I did a challenge! I love challenges-especially sketch challenges because I tend to do the same kind of card if I don't push myself a bit.
I made this card especially for  Friday Sketchers #33 Challenge . 

Here are the details:
Stamp: Magnolia
Paper: CTMH-Evensong
Colors: CTMH-Olive/Garden Green/Cranberry/Sorbet
Brads/Ribbon are CTMH
Flowers are Making Memories (aren't they pretty?)
I colored Tilda and Edwin with my copic markers
I also used my stickles 
The sentiment stamp is CTMH-All My Love
I made the mini tag and heart using my cricut

Thanks for looking. :O)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

more organizing

I also have another CTMH My Acrylix container for my unmounted stamps. I keep them in cd jewel cases. This works awesome for me. I really don't have very many unmounted rubber stamps so I don't label the cases but I will do that one day.   

This is how I keep all of my eyelets and brads..the picture isn't very good but It's a magnetic board from ikea and all my eyelets/brads/spiral clips etc. are in little CTMH plastic containers with magnets glued to the back. They are really easy to find and use this way. 

Below my magnetic board are several little jars that hold my buttons and flowers

This is how I keep my ribbon that is not on spools. I bought the medium sized fiber cards from cropper hopper and the shelf is from Michael's craft store. It works really well. 
Below in baskets are super small CTMH ribbon spools that I'm not sure how to organize yet and in the little canister I keep my waxy flax. 

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Peace On Earth card & Organizing. :O)

Before I get to my organizing stuff here is my card for today.
I really want to get into scenery I just need a few more stamps for that. :O)
But for now I'm going through my stash and working with what I have. (did I tell you my new years resolution is too stick to a budget for scrap supplies?)
Anyways, here are the details:
I stamped tilda and colored her in with my copics and then cut her out. I pop dotted her onto  the background that I made by daubing light blue chalk onto white card stock and then I stamped green trees ( a retired CTMH set) and added some prisma gitter for snow. 
I stamped the CTMH sentiment "Peace On Earth" onto a K&Company label and a CTMH clock onto the round K&Company label. The ribbon is from some blog candy I won a wile back. 
Brads are CTMH
Paper is CTMH-Life Delights  
Colors are-CTMH chocolate and sweet leaf

Okay so I decided to do some organizing and purging yesterday in my scraproom, thanks to Tara who inspired me to do so. :O)
So I cleared off my table and started reorganizing I can see my desk! Yippee! 
I finished half my room yesterday-today I should be able to finish the rest. 
I'll post again later today and show you how I organize all my ribbon and embellishments, paper and inks. I also have a work station for my sizzix and cricut.
My craft room is fairly small....especially compared to some posted on the 2peas in a bucket website!  I try to go through my stash every once in while and give it to my kids or my kid's friends, I also gave a bunch of paper to my sister one summer. I'm going to try and get some stuff donated to our local hospital too sometime this year...and to make room for some new 2009 stuff I want to sell some stuff on ebay also. 

Here is how I store my Spellbinders-Nestibilities:

I use CTMH My Acrylix containers.  

Each nesties set is kept in a cd jewel case, they fit perfectly in my container. My container isn't full but you could fit about 30 of the slim jewel cases in each container. I just love it! 

I attach a strip of magnet (one side has double sided tape already on it-I get that from the dollar store) to each side, on the inside of the jewel case. Then my nestie pieces stay in place. It works awesome!

I may have gotten this idea from someone one day when I was blogging I honestly can't remember. :O)

Tune in later for more organizing stuff. :O)


Wow it is darn chilly out today....I think it's a good day to stay indoors and work on re-organizing my scraproom-it is MESSY!
Before I start that, I need to post a card I made this morning. 
I really love this tilda stamp-she's so cute with her little cherries on her dress. Her dress reminds me of a dress I had when I was a little remember pinafore dresses? Oh so 1970's. :O)
Anyways, here are the details:
Paper is CTMH: Notebook. A paper set I didn't like in the idea book but fell in love with when it arrived. Colors: CTMH-bamboo/hollyhock/desert sand/crystal blue
Eyelet paper ribbon is K&Company
Brads and "friends" Transfer are CTMH
Flower and buttons are from my LSS. 
I colored in Tilda with my copics and distressed a bit with desert sand and chocolate using my dauber.