Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christmas in July with Tuesday Morning Sketches


Tuesday Morning Sketches has issued a 'Christmas in July' challenge for the fourth and final week of their birthday celebrations!  How fun!  I made a card using sketch #35.  I was playing with my distress inks with this one, which are a new tool for me (I know...I am a tad behind the trends here!), and have definitely NOT mastered them...haha.  I think I have the wrong sponge piece for my applicator that means a trip to Michael's to find the correct ones (DARN!).  Here is what I came up with:

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Snowy Jo Collection (Imaginisce)
Stamp: Signature Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz Distress Ink), Snowflake (Martha Stewart)
Ribbon: Cream (Offray)

Hope you enjoy!
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Queen for a Week: BBQ Challenge at Paper Playtime


Today at Paper Playtime we have another new challenge - BBQ!!!   This week I am the Paper Queen...bringing you inspiration for your BBQ projects!  You can create any paper craft that fits the theme of BBQ.  Head over to Paper Playtime to link your project for this weeks challenge!!!

Cardstock: True Black, Terrecotta Tile, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Martha Stewart Paper Pad
Patterned Paper: Apron, Fresco and Aggie (Basic Grey June Bug Collection), Table (Basic Grey Basics)
Letter Stickers: Tiny Type (Cosmo Cricket)
Cricut Cartridges: Grill, Steak, Lobster, Corn (From My Kitchen), 'Grillmaster' (Pooh and Friends Font)
Punches: 2 1/2 " circle, Deco Scallop (EK Success)
Bakers Twine (PTI), Twine, Liquid Glass (Close to My Heart)

Hope you enjoy!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge


I am participating in the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop tonight!  It is my first PTI hop, and I am sooo excited about the project I created!!  It is a school themed mini album, which I plan to use to record events from my grade 7 class this upcoming year.  There is a page for each month, with interchangeable cute little labels on paper clips, photo mat, journaling card and name plate.  SO excited to use this starting in the fall!

Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White (PTI), Crushed Curry (SU!)
Stamp Sets: School Time, School Time Additions, It's Official, Library Card (PTI), Full Calendar (SU!)
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White (PTI), Crushed
Curry (SU!)
Brads (Basic Grey), Paper Clips (Staples), Binder Rings (Staples), 5x8 Ruled Index Cards (Mead)

Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary Card


Another quick anniversary card today!  My inspiration for this card came from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This is the third week of their bloggy birthday celebrations!  I used sketch #1 for this card, and covered it with oodles of flowers, one of my fave things about summer.

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1, Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Die Cut: Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Flower, Brad (unknown)

Hope you enjoy!
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

1 Year Blogiversary + Guest Designer for Momo!

Holy Cow!  It has been one whole year since I began blogging away here!  This has been a fun year of discovery for me.  I have been paper crafting for about a year and a half now, and there is so much to learn, products to discover, and things to BUY!  (I love the buying part!).  I want to share some of my favourite creations over the past year, as well as some of my favourite memories!

Today I am also a guest designer for Momo's Tuesday Challenge.  This weeks theme is 'Girly Affair' and we were asked to create something super girly and feminine!  Here is what I came up with:

Favourite Scrappy Creations

Favourite Scrappy Memories
(in order of occurrence)

1) World Card Making Day - (Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4) - I participated in the Papertrey Ink card challenges and found them SO inspiring!  This was such a fun day!

2) Scrapfest U - (Post 1, Post 2) - a weekend filled with scrapping fun, including classes, cropping, make-and-takes, and PURCHASES

3) Scrapfest in Kitchener - (Post) - a second weekend filled with a two day crop, fun classes, and yes, more purchases

4) National Scrapbooking Day - (Post) - spent at Stamping Bella I had oodles of fun meeting some new scrappy ladies, scrapping up a storm, and yes, purchasing!  (there seems to be a theme here!)

5) Fave Friday with Momo - (Momo's Post) - Momo from MadebyMomo, selected my blog to be one of her faves, for her Fave Friday posts.  This was such an honour, and SO EXCITING!

6) Becoming a Queen at Paper Playtime!!! - (My Post, Paper Playtime Post) - Paper Playtime is a weekly challenge blog that was started by one of my very first bloggy friends, Janis!  Each week a Queen presents a project she made based on the theme of the week!  I have another week of Queeniness coming up next week so come back and check it out!  Can't wait!

7) Being asked to be a Guest Designer for Momo!!!! - (Momo's Post) -  This is way too exciting for me!!!!!  You can participate in her challenges every other Tuesday!  Fun, fun, FUN!

Thanks again for a great year, and hope you all have a great day!
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Flower Power at Paper Playtime


Today is the beginning of another challenge over at Paper Playtime, and this week we have a sponsor - Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  They have some fantastic things over on their blog and store, including some super cute freebies on Fridays!  Our theme this week is 'Flower Power', and Digital Delights challenged us Queenies to use some of their images in our projects.  I have a super cute card for you today with an adorable image of a little turtle peeking out of a flower it!

I coloured the image using various Copics and a few Stampin' Up! markers.  I also added some Liquid Glass (Close to my Heart) on the flower centres and the ribbon on the pot.  Love how this turned out!

Cardstock: Plum Pudding, Lemon Tart, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Inks: Vintage Tea Dye Duo, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores Satin (PTI)

Hope you enjoy!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a very exciting post!
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Baby Card

I have a cute and simple baby card today!  I made this using the new Baby Tees large wheel from Stampin' Up, and coloured it with my copics (just basic colouring, nothing fancy).  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Baby Button Bits stamp set.  It came together SO quickly!!  I just trimmed one of the extra tees that didn't fit on the front to include on the inside!

Hope you enjoy!
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Swimming by to say HI!

** Edit: To make the card I used a folded piece of patterened paper, and the 'Top Note' Bigz Sizzix die from Stampin' Up!  I began cutting the paper just below the fold so that it would remain in tact and open like a card! **


I made a quick card for this weeks challenge at Paper Playtime, which is BUBBLES!!!  I found this fish picture online, traced it off the screen (still lacking a functional printer...getting a new one SOON!) and popped her up on a few foam squares to give the card a bit more dimension!  I think it turned out quite cute!!!! 

Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to You!


A quick happy birthday card today!  I love, love, LOVE how this card turned out.  My inspiration came from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This is week 2 of their one year bloggy birthday celebrations!  I used sketch #43.  We were also asked, if we could, to use an image from Inktegrity, however my printer is on the fritz, so no image for me!  There are some super cute images available at Inktegrity...I am especially in love with some of the fairies, and a tree image.  You should definitely check them out!  Anywhoo, back to my card:

Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Wild Saffron Paper Pack (K&Company)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Fillable Frames #3 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo (Papertrey Ink)
Button, Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Pen: Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (Stampin' Up!)
Crystals (unknown)
White Gel Pen (Inkssentials)
Hope you enjoy!
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pink for Monique!


The Pink Stamper has proposed a card delivery challenge for Monique Griffith.  Monique has recently been diagnosed with 3rd stage breast cancer, and can certainly use all of the love and prayers we can give her right now.  You can find the details on Robyn's blog (HERE).  Robyn wants us to fill her mailbox with as much pink as we can!  Here is the card I am sending.  I used Papertrey Ink Baby Button Bits, Background Basics Text Style, and Distressed Stripes stamp sets, and Stampin' Up! Messages for Mom stamp set.

Hope you all have a great day!
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Blog Awards!

I have received my very first ever blog awards from ScrappingStephanie!  You can visit her blog, Stephanie and The Bug, HERE!!!  She is just too sweet, and I am SO EXCITED!

I am passing these on to a few ladies who provide me with inspiration:

Have a great day everyone!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary


I have a quick anniversary card for you today!  Today is actually my second anniversary with my hubs...we were married two years ago today!  However LAST year, some very good friends of ours got married on our first I made them this card for THEIR first anniversary...which is also today!  Too fun (and I think a bit confusing! haha).  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  It is gorgeous here! 

My inspiration for this card came from two blog challenges:
1) Made by Momo - Tuesday Challenge #7: Make a 'love' themed card or layout
2) Tuesday Morning Sketches - First Birthday Sketch Challenge Week 1 ( I used sketch #5)


Cardstock: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), White (Georgia Pacific)

Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Background Basics: Tin Types, Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Toile Pink (Papertrey Ink), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Ribbon: Topnotch Twill: Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Flowered (unknown)
Flowers: Pink (Imaginisce)
Brads: Antique Gold (unknown)
Pen: Espresso Stampin' Write (Stampin' Up!)

Hope you enjoy!
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Card


Just a quick post today with a sweet little birthday card that I made recently.  Hope you like it!

1) Using Dark Chocolate cardstock (Papertrey Ink), trim card base to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and fold in half.
2 ) Trim a piece of yellow/brow/cream flower print paper (K&Company Wild Saffron paper pack) to 4 1/4" x 2 3/8" and adhere to card base.
3) Trim a piece of beige polka dotted paper (K&Company Wild Saffron paper pack) to 8" x 1/2".  Make three folds to create a ruffled ribbon effect near the right side of the card.  Adhere strip to card, and trim any excess from sides.
4) Create the birthday wishes scalloped circle:

  • Stamp text background using Crumb Cake Ink (Stampin' Up!) and Background Basics Text Style stamp set (Papertrey Ink).
  • Stamp polka dot background using Crushed Curry Ink (Stampin' Up!) and Background Basics Polka dot Basics stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamp outline circle using Take Note stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamp 'birthday wishes' sentiment using Mega Mixed Messages stamp set (Papertrey Ink)
  • Punch circle out using 1 3/4" circle punch.
  • Punch scalloped circle out of blue patterned paper (K&Company Wild Saffron paper pack) using 2" scalloped circle punch.
  • Adhere circle to scalloped circle.
  • Add pop dots to the back and adhere to card base.
  • Adhere crystal to below 'wishes' in sentiment.

Hope you have a great day!
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