Friday, August 31, 2007

Mom's Journal

I made this for my mom for her Bible Study Fellowship Classes, that are about to start in two weeks. All the paper used for this journal is SU's Brocade Background. The ribbon is both beachfront and theater. I'm still really unsure about this journal, I "like" it (meaning its ok) but for me it's not perfect enought to give to my mom! I know she'll love it, she'd love a white sheet of paper with a stick figure.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My Journal

First off let me start off by saying that the BasicGrey blush collection is my all time FAV-O-RITE paper EVER!! For this journal I used from that collection: romance, cherish, milk chocolate, and charmed. The ribbon is SU and Martha Stewart.

SUPPLIES: Paper: romance, milk chocolate, cherish, charmed Accessories: chocolate taffeta, satin ribbon by martha stewart.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Well, today is my cousin Ashlea's big day. I thought I had made her a card when I made her journal but I guess not. I had to make this in a jiffy, it's not my best work but it will probably end up in her trash can anyway.

Supplies: Stamps: big deal alpha Paper: basic grey, cerise, soft sky Ink: soft sky, basic grey

Thursday, August 23, 2007

What a Cutie..

The kiddo and I can't sleep so I decided to make a card while she watches JAKERS! The Adventures of Piggly Winks. I can tell that sanded is going to be my new linen!!

SUPPLIES: stamps: in the spotlight, sanded, absolutely fabulous Paper: pomegranate, bashful blue, cutie pie DSP Ink: pomegranate, wasabi, bashful blue.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


So I know I said I wouldn’t upload another RIW card BUT I HAD TOO! You see it was very upset with the fact that I have been over looking it lately :) The background it stamped with my brand new “sanded” background stamp. I finally broke open my package of groovy guava designer paper. I really disliked groovy guava when I first saw it but I have to admit it's becoming one of my fav-o-rite colors.

SUPPLIES: stamps: roses in winter, scatter sunshine, sanded Paper: groovy guava dsp, soft sky, whisper white Ink: groovy, sky, river Accessories: silver brads

Monday, August 20, 2007

Truly Apple Cider

I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. This card WAS supposed to be a 4.5x4.5 but I accidently cut it to 4.25x4.5. The card base is soft sky, the polka dot strip from apple cider measures 4.25x 1.75. The river rock strips is 3.25x 2.25 and the flower strip is 3x2. For the main image ( 2x2.5) I took the matching flower stamp from "True Friend" and inked the flower soft sky and the stem river rock. The sentiment is inked with close to cocoa and the sponging is blue bayou and soft sky. For a little added flair I added the photo anchor from the hodgepodge hardware box.

SUPPLIES: stamps: true friend, absolutley fabulous Paper: river rock, soft sky, apple cider Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, river rock, close to cocoa Accessories: hodgepodge hardware.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cider 5-in-1

I just love these boxes!! My girlfriend LOVES green so I decided to make her a little "just because" gift. I didnt want it all to be green so I added the sky ribbon.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: taggers dozen Paper: cider, river rock Ink: river rock Accessories: sky ribbon, small and regular tag punches.

Recipe Book

This project was a class at my local scrapbooking store. I dont really know if it was worth the $60 but I really like how it turned out. All the paper is from Recollections new Opus line.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Girl - Armoire Album

I bought this at the scrapbooking convention when it was in Arlington a few months ago and just now got around to putting it together. This was SUPER easy to put together, all the tags were pre-cut. I highly recommend going to their website and looking around

Monday, August 13, 2007

Recollections tote, wallet, and card

For tote:
Take one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock and on the 8 1/2 side score paper 1 1/4 from each side. With 11 side score paper 4 ½ from each side. Cut on short score lines – fold and adhere with sticky strip to make box. Adhere your accent piece (3 x 4 1/2) on the front and embellish as desired. If your a visual learner:

Supplies: stamps: whimsical alpha Paper: recollections, bravo burgundy Ink: bravo burgundy Accessories: Vanilla pocket notes, true thyme ribbon.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Princess Clipboard

I made this for my cousin Hailey last christmas. I started out by painting the clipboard brown, making memories-chocolate, I then added the bohemia rub ons; the crown paper is also by bohemia. For the "H" I added a few of the left over rub-ons and then embossed it with Ultra thick embossing enamel 3x's. Stuck in the the freezer for a minute then pulled it out and started craking it. For the sponging I used Jim Holtz distress ink in worn lipstick. All the ribbon is from Making Memories.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Porcelain Spotlight

I'm still unsure about this card. I think I should have placed the brad's a little lower, but oh well. The card measures 5.25x5.25. The base is stamped with the spots stamp from the polka dots and paisley stamp set. For the main image I inked the flower and happiness with blue bayou, the stems and leaves are certainly celery. I sponged River rock around the edges just because I felt like it needed " a little something" and I figured brown would be to dark. In the center of both flowers I added a drop of stickles.
SUPPLIES: Stamps: In the spotlight, simply said, warm words, Polka dots and paisley Paper: porcelain prints, very vanilla, certainly celery, blue bayou Ink: Blue bayou, river rock, certainly celery Accessories: Silver brads, stickles.

Simply CC126

I made this card for the color challenge at SCS (blue bayou, soft sky, cameo coral); Great colors Emily!! The card base is stamped with the linen background stamp. All the other backgrounds use stamps from the Simply Said stamp set.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: simply said, linen Paper: blue bayou, soft sky, cameo coral Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, cameo coral, choc chip Acccessories: Hodgepodge hardware, soft sky ribbon

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Gig Em!

I made this for my husband to keep at work. He's a huge A&M fan. He's so obsessed that he even has the saw em off tattoo on his leg!

Monday, August 6, 2007


This was my first attempt at an exposion box and I must say I really like how it turned out. Beate has an awsome tutorial on how to make one here:

SUPPLIES: Stamps: taggers dozen Paper: cerise, basic gray, vanilla Ink: sky blue Accessories: basic gray taffeta, tag punch, small tag punch.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


I took some pictures of my little princess today as she was swimming.


I'm sorry this pic is sooo dark! Again, I know you can't tell in this pic but the chocolate base is stamped with the linen background stamp. The coral rectangle is stamped with the fine lace background stamp. I also stamped the lined bg onto the main image using bashful blue ink. I stamped off twice before stamping it on the focal point. I used irredscent ice for all the glittery goodness :)

SUPPLIES: stamps: heartfelt thanks, wonderful words Paper: choc. chip, cameo coral, whisper white ink: certainly celery, cameo coral, so saffron, chocolate chip Accessories: white ribbon, versamark, irredscent ice, heat tool, large and small oval punch.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Triangle Tri-Fold

I made this for my little cousin breanna. She's in dance so I thought this bear would be perfect for her birthday card. You can find a GREAT tutorial on how to make a "triangle tri-fold" card here:

SUPPLIES: Stamps: costume bears Paper: mellow moss, white, lovely lilac, cameo coral Ink: cameo coral, bordering blue, mellow moss, lovely lilac Accessories: cream ribbon.

Friday, August 3, 2007

5-in-1-template box

There's a great tutorial on how to make this box at SCS; I used blue bayou card stock for the bottom of the box and porcelain prints for the top. For some odd reason my Friskars cutter has never cut a straight line so I always have to "rough" up the edges of anything I cut to make it look straight. For the tag I stamped the "happy day" stamp, from the taggers dozen set, in blue bayou and added some stickles to the"flames". I hope ya'll like it!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

My Daughter, Kylie, loves to wear my sunglasses. Since her Aunt Christi just moved to Portland I decided to snap a few shots to share with her.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Last Rose...

This will be the last roses in winter card I'll post, since it is a retired set. I made this for my dad's mother as a birthday card. She's really into "victorian" and I thought these colors would work.
SUPPLIES: paper: pretty in pink, always artichoke, bravo burgundy, whisper white stamps: roses in winter, french script ink: bravo, rose red, pretty in pink Accessories: ticket corner punch, cuttlebug.