Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hobo Kylie..

She would NOT let us take a pic of her, I dont know what her deal was-OH YEAH she's almost TWO! I hope all of ya'll have a safe and happy halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nicole's Post-it-Note Holder

Orginally I was just going to give Nicole a journal as a kinda thanks for being there, but then I started thinking Christmas is just around the corner! So I decided to make a beaded pen and a post-it-note holder to go along with her journal-a complete package- and within my budget. The composition book was only $0.25 at office depot (back in Aug), the acrylic pic frame is $0.97 at walmart and I would say I used about $4 in paper. Not to shabby!

Supplies: Paper: loves me dsp, pretty in pink, close to cocoa Accessories: acrylic 4x6 frame, RSVP pen (two for a dollar at walmart!), microbeads, alphalicious cartridge, flirty ribbon.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Please be gentle with me; I know my water coloring is lacking compared to most-I mean all! This card is your standard 4.25 x 5.5. The very vanilla layer is embossed with my textile cuttlebug embossing folder. The celery layer is from SU's Wintergreen DSP and the polka dot paper is SU's cerise dsp. For the main image I stamped my Santa onto watercolor paper. I used my real red and basic black markers to outline the image, then took the niji watercolor brush to "color" him in. I think I might have gone a little "liquid applique" happy but in the end it turned out fairly well I think.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: naughty or nice Paper: real red, cerise, wintergreen, very vanilla, watercolor Ink: archival ink, real read, basic black markers Accessories: textile cuttlebug embossing folder, small oval punch, designer label punch, 1 inch circle punch, niji watercolor brush, liquid applique.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nicole's Journal

For this journal I used SU's retired loves me dsp. Right before it retired I bought like 4 packages, so I finally decided it was about time I started using it up! The ribbon is SU's new tempting turquoise grosgrain ribbon. I ran a line of diamond stickles next to the ribbon and dots of it on the crest and crown. The alpha's, crest and crown are all from cricut's alphalicious cartridge. ***I bought my cartridge at Hobby lobby, that's the only place I could find it, and H.L's cricut products are always cheaper than that "M" store.

SUPPLIES: Paper: love me, pretty in pink, close to cocoa Accessories: diamond stickles, alphalicious, grosgrain ribbon.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Haunting Prismacolors!

So I decided to visit the inky antics website to see what ink they suggest using for prismacolors. They said to use archival ink; I quickly drove up to that "M" store to buy some. Worked like a CHARM, no bleeding, no nothing it was PERFECT! The pencils I used for this card are: marine green (mellow moss look a like), Indigo blue (night of navy look a like), black, ultramarine blue ( brilliant blue look a like), sunburst yellow ( summer sun look a like). If you're wondering how I figured out all these look a likes, well, I can honestly say-I DIDN'T!-a lovely lady on splitcoast did all the work for me, you can see her post here. The basic black card base is 4.25 x 4.25 and the accent card stocks are mellow moss and not quite navy.

Happy Birthday Aunt Teri

My Aunt Teri LOOVES butterflies, so I found this cute butterfly paper at Joann's. The address book is a tutorial from Beate. Along with the address book, I made a matching post it note holder.
Supplies: Stamps: mini mates Ink: cool Caribbean, vintage violet Paper: buckaroo blue, vintage violet, cool Caribbean Accessories: mega scalloped square punch, SU scalloped circle punch, photo corner punch, BIA, vintage violet ribbon.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Haley's Journal

Can you tell I really like making these?! I used linen prints for this journal, the ribbon is from SU's fairy tale collection. For the letter "H" I used the alphalicious cricut cartridge.

Supplies: Paper: cameo coral, linen prints Accessories: fairy tale ribbon, alphalicious font cartridge.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Cakeabella for Haley

So, this is a Beate card-the layout is from her WSC and the birthday "thingy" is from her-you can see her card Here. The card base is a 5x5 square of apricot appeal. The designer paper is linen prints. For bella I colored her with prismacolors and odorless mineral spirits-not as fun/exciting as I thought it would be. I had a really hard time with the stazon-it kept running, even after I let it dry all afternoon!

Supplies: Stamps: cakeabella, happy birthday (stamping bella) Paper: linen prints, confetti white, cameo coral Ink: stazon Accessories: designer lable punch, 1 inch circle punch, small oval punch, George an basic shapes cricut cartridge (for both of the circles and rectangles)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Recollections CLOSING?!?!

I received this AWFUL email early this morning from recollections-my ONLY local scrapooking store-that they're closing the first of the year. Supposedly they were bought out by Michael's. No offense mikes but your scrapbooking section leaves much to be desired!! I seriously don't know what I'm going to do!
***I called recollections to get the low down, apparently they're a Michael's company; mikes decided to close down their recollections store's so that they could focus only on Michael's. AND GET THIS-this is super annoying- THEY (Michael's) are NOT going to expand their "scrapbooking" section, they're going to leave their stores AS IS (thats a buch of bunk!!!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


So, I figured it was about time my bella's saw some sun light :) The card base is a 4.5" square of close to cocoa. I layered a 4"square of groovy guava on top. The close to cocoa scalloped border was created with my accent essentials cartridge, that's layered with a 2" rectangle of soft sky dsp. For the main image, I stamped my bella with stazon on whisper white card stock. Her shirt, purse and shorts are colored in with my ink pad and blender pen. For her hair I used my so saffron marker, her body blush blossom marker. The dog is-again markers-close to cocoa and creamy caramel. Both sets of bows (bella and pup) are soft sky.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: parisbella, whimsy alpha lower Paper: close to cocoa, whisper white, soft sky dsp, groovy guava dsp Ink: soft sky, groovy guava Markers: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, so saffron, blush blossom, sage shadow (grass) Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, scalloped circle punch, accent essentials cartridge.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Baby Jesus..

I'm so happy this set finally got to see some ink! The colors for this card are: purely pomegranate, wild wassabi, and Sahara sand. The card measures 5x5. The purely pomegranate square (4.5x4.5) is stamped with the french script background stamp. The wild wassabi scalloped square is an accent from the accent essentials cricut cartridge. For the sheep I used liquid applique-you just fill in whatever you want and heat it with your heat tool. I bought mine at Joann.

Supplies: stamps: baby Jesus is born, french script, linen paper: purely pomegranate, wild wassabi, Sahara sand, watercolor paper Ink: purely pomegranate, blush blossom, night of navy, wild wassabi, more mustard, taken with teal, close to cocoa, bashful blue (sky), garden green(grass) Accessories: niji watercolor brush, small oval punch, accent essentials cricut expression cartridge.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Thanks Janie..

I made this for my husband's co-worker Janie. Her last day is Friday, so he asked me to make her a thank you/good bye card for her. For this card I started with a 10 x 5 sheet of chocolate chip cs and folded it in half. I then took the doodle stamp from doodle this and inked it up with my white craft pad, and stamped it onto my card base. The blue bayou polka dot cs, is 4.5 x 4.5. The river rock cs measures 4 x 4. For the main image I cut a 3.5 x 3.5 square of whisper white card stock. The roses are: blue bayou, buckaroo blue, and brocade blue. For the leaves I just used river rock. ***I almost forgot, this is a case of lesarapp card.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: roses in winter, absolutely fabulous, doodle this Paper: chocolate chip, blue bayou DSP, river rock DSP, whisper white Ink: buckaroo blue, brocade blue, blue bayou, river rock, chocolate chip Accessories: silver brads, waterfall and star dust stickles.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom..

I made this card, for my mom's 48th birthday-I'm sure she loves the fact that I just let the world know that :) For this card I started out by taking a yard of white taffeta ribbon and dying with my pale plum re-inker. I then took a 8.5 x 4.25 strip of pale plum cs and folded it in half. After doing that, I layered a 4.16 square of the moss designer paper from Enchante. The stripe paper is 4 x 2. For the main image I matted (1/8" mat) very vanilla to pale plum.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: carte postale, terrific tulips Paper: enchante, very vanilla, pale plum Ink: certainly celery, perfect plum, pale plum Accessories: White taffeta, pale plum re-inker, star dust stickles.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Thinking Pink...

For this card I started out with a 6x3 strip of kraft card stock, then folded it in half. I then took the polka dot stamp from my polka dot and paisley stamp set and inked it up with versamark. After stampin the polka dots on my card base I cut a 3x1 1/2 strip of pink passion card stock.
The ribbon hearts are inked with pink passion and stamped onto the card stock; I added stickles to the tip of the hearts for a little added "bling". After adhering the pink passion cs to my kraft base, I added the pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. The main image is 1x 1 1/4 piece of very vanilla. I colored the body with my close to cocoa marker, her shirt is colored in with pink passion. I used stickles to outline the image. I also wanted to thank Beate for her great picture taking tips!

SUPPLIES: stamps: polka dot and paisley, think pink (MFT) Paper: kraft, very vanilla, pink passion Ink: pink passion, close to cocoa, pretty in pink, versamark Accessories: pink taffeta, star dust stickles.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Heather's Pregnancy Album

My husband's cousin Heather found out she was pregnant a few weeks ago, so I decided to make her a photo album to document her growing belly. I really wish I would have done this when I was pregnant with Kylie-I gained 60 pounds-but now I know I need to do it with my next one, right honey?! *wink*

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Emma's Card

I made this for my husbands grandmothers birthday, and FORGOT to give it to her!! The card base is chocolate chip. The designer paper is SU!'s retired Recollections.

Supplies: stamps: whimsical alpha lower, mini mates Ink: mellow moss, close to cocoa Paper: recollections, very vanilla, chocolate chip Accessories: SU! narrow organdy ribbon-celery.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sweet WSN 22

I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I started out by cutting a 2.5 inch rectangle of very vanilla, I then stamped my witchy tricker treater in jet black staz-on. I colored her in with SU markers. Her star and the lining of her hat both have stickles. I then took a sheet of Junkitz whimsical halloween and put it into my cricut. I cut out the closest thing to a scalloped circle-which ended up being a flower really. I then took a sheet of chocolate chip and cut out a smaller circle to fit into the "flower"; I then stamped it with my sanded background stamp. The certainly celery "picture frame" was also cut out from my cricut. The card base is a 4 x 8 sheet of really rust folded in half.

SUPPLIES: Stamps: sweeter treater, sanded Paper: junkitz, really rust, certainly celery, chocolate chip, very vanilla Ink: staz-on Accessories: accent essentials expression cartridge.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Think Pink..

How great is this: purchase the "Think Pink" set from My Favorite Things and 50% of the sale goes to breast cancer research!!! I'm not a big fan of clear stamps but when I heard about this deal I had to buy it!

Supplies: Stamps: Think Pink (MFT) Paper: purely pomegranate, groovy guava, whisper white Ink: purely pomegranate, groovy guava, river rock, stazon black, blush blossom, close to cocoa Accessories: Stickles.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ashlea's New Trash Can

My cousin Ashlea fell in love with my "altered" trash can, and asked if I would make her one that was blue/green to go into her new bathroom. For her trash can I used Jim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks in: stream and lettuce.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Alcohol Canister

I'm so addicted to alcohol inks now!! These were just plain jane metal top canisters, until my alcohol inks got a hold of them. For the canisters and the trash can I used the colors: wild plum, raisin and cranberry.

Monday, October 1, 2007

"A" Coaster Box

Ok, to start: all the paper used for this box is from SU's fall flowers DSP collection. For this box I took 4 coasters and covered them with the "flowerdy" paper (again I used my tombo multi-mono). For the front coaster I took a sheet of the striped paper and cut it to 2 x 4. I used my Giga scalloped punch to punch out the really rust flowered paper. The regular circle is my mega circle punch. The letter "A" is basic grey chipboard covered with SU! really rust craft pad. The ribbon is SU! kraft taffeta (man I love that stuff!!) it is beautiful in real life!!

SUPPLIES: Ink: really rust (craft) Paper: fall flowers DSP Accessories: giga scalloped circle punch, mega circle punch, kraft taffeta ribbon, bind it all.