Monday, August 30, 2010

Fun on the Farm - Paper Playtime Challenge


I have a super cute layout today (no idea what I am going to use it for because I don't have any kidlets to take to the farm....but love it just the same!).  The challenge this week at Paper Playtime is 'Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O', and the Stamping Boutique was generous enough to sponsor the challenge, and give us Paper Queens a few images to play with!!!  They are SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!  I used a few images in my layout...LOVE them!  If you want to play along with us, and be entered for a chance to win the Stamping Boutique prize, head over to Paper Playtime to link up your farm themed paper project!  Good Luck!!

Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific), Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Patterned Paper: Green Polka dot (K & Company), Marbled Blue (unknown)
Images: Farm Background, Audrey the Farmer, Farm Chick (The Stamping Boutique)
Die Cut Letters: Jubilee Cricut Cartridge
Colouring: Copics, Stampin' Write Markers
Glitter: Crystal Fine (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Holiday Greetings


I am participating in the challenge over at My Pink Stamper, where we were asked to make a card using our Cricut, and a winter image.  I chose one of the snowmen from the Snow Friends cartridge that was released as a holiday special edition cartridge last winter.  There are so many cute little snowmen to cut out!!!  I have a video (FINALLY!!!!) to go along with the card.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Cardstock for card base and mat: Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain (PTI)
Patterned Paper and Cardstock for Snowman: Scraps from my collection (Unknown Brands)
Cartridge: Snow Friends
Stamp: Signature Christmas (PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Stickles: Frosted Lace (Ranger)

Have a great day!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

From the Desk Of:


I have a cute and quick postcard for you today!!!  I made this for the school themed challenge over at Cricut Cardz fun!  I will use these to send home notes to my students' parents when needed.  They  turned out way too cute!!!  Hope you enjoy!!

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Stamps: It's Official, School Time (PTI), Frist Day (SU!)
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow (PTI), Versamark
Ribbon: Measure Up (Offray)
Die Cut: Plantin School Book (Cricut) (apple cut on Roly Poly feature three times, trimming off leaf from brown, and leaf and stem from red cutout)
White Gel Pen

Have a great night!
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Thank You Card


I have a quick thank you card today - which I have sewn on!!!  YAY!!  Finally putting my sewing machine to use!!!  I have been busy busy getting ready for the new school year - which starts on Sept 7th...yikes!  Anywhoo, here it is:

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Patterned Paper: 2008 Bitty Box Basics, In Bloom (PTI)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5, Turning a New Leaf, Little Lady (PTI)
Die Cut: Fillable Frames #5 Die (PTI)
Ribbon: Ripe Avocado Luxe Satin (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Cork, Rhinestones

Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paper Bag Mini - August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


I am participating in the PTI August Blog Hop tonight, and the challenge this month is to incorporate a good old paper bag into our project!!  I created a super cute mini album (which has yet to be filled), along with a little keepsake packaging for it.  Both are made out of paper bags, and turned out just oh so cute!  Let me know if you want to see a video tutorial for this and I can make one for sure!!!


Mini Album

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores
Patterned Paper: Library Ledger, 2009 Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Pond Life, Little Lady, Text Style Backgrounds
Ink: Dark Chocolate, True Black (PTI), Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (SU!), Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Punch: Scalloped Scallop Border, Bracket Border, Medium Corner Rounder (EK Success), Threading Water Border (Fiskars)
Twine (PTI), Paper Bags, Hawaiian Shores Buttons (PTI)

Hope you enjoy!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Paper Playtime Queen - Happy Anniversary


This week over at Paper Playtime we have a new challenge theme for you - 'Anniversary'.  I am the Paper Queen for this weeks challenge, and have a card to share with you that I made for this theme.  I used the Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley stamp set for my image.  If you would like to play along, start creating, and then head over to Paper Playtime to link a picture of your paper creation for everyone to see!

Have a great day!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

'For You' Card


I have a card to post today!  I made this for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches is called a diagonal double pocket card, and this is the first time I have ever made one.  It is not my fave ever, I think because I don't like the patterned paper that I used.  Next time I will chose a more simple pattern for both sides...this one is just a bit too busy for me...however LOVE the folding technique!!!

Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Spread Your Wings (Little Red set by Three Bugs in a Rug)
Stamps: Top Ten, Top Ten Additions (PTI), Great Friend (SU!)
Ink: True Black (PTI), Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Twine, Flower (Prima), Ticket Punch (EK Success)

Hope you enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love - Sketchbook2 Day 2


I have a layout for you today that I made based on the Day 2 sketch for Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 2 class.  My grandmother passed away last weekend (not unexpectedly...she had been battling with cancer for the past few months), and I made this as my part of her memorial items at the visitation.  She was an amazing woman, who was a major part of my upbringing.  Incredibly strong (physically, and emotionally), she grew up playing competitive hockey, baseball and basketball, became a nurse, and then served as an army lieutenant in WWII.  She lived an amazing life, and would have been 90 this November!  I used a photograph of her and myself on my wedding day, and another of her and my grandfather on their wedding day.  I REALLY love how it turned out!!!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday!


Today begins another challenge week at Paper Playtime, and this week's sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo!!  Our theme this week is 'The Zoo'.  This theme can be interpreted in any way!  Just head over to Paper Playtime and link your paper project to the challenge post for your chance to win!
This week Digital Delights generously gave a few images to us Paper Queens to play with for the challenge.  I used the CUTEST image for my project.  I made a birthday card.  Hope you enjoy!!

Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Fly a Kite), green plaid (unkown)
Image: Cupcake Timmy (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Stamp: Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Markers: Copic
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!)

Have a great day!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sketchbook 2 and Big Idea Festival

Yikes!!  I am so behind on so many projects AND my old bloggo....too much going on these past few weeks!!!  I am participating in Kelly Purky's 'Sketchbook 2', as well as Big Picture Scrapbooking's 'Big Idea Festival', and I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo behind on both projects.  These might be 'catch up later' kind of things...hahaha.  They are both really great resources though!  The sketches I have collected so far are FANTASTIC, and will be so useful when I get into a rut (which happens more often than I like...hahaha).
I have been spending oodles of time at camp (the cottage), trying to soak up these last few weeks of summer before we start school again.  I brought stuff out with me to scrapbook, but never got around to doing much.  Anywhoo, I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the summer!!!  I will leave you with two quick cards I made for a friends wedding we went to a few weeks ago.  Both were super quick and simple to make!!  Hope you enjoy!!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kitty Corner - Sketchbook2 Day 1


I am participating in Kelly Purkey's 'Sketchbook 2' workshop (although I am quite behind due to a very busy past week).  Today I have a layout made using the Day One Sketch.  This is a picture my husband took of a kitty when we were visiting friends at their cottage.  I do not like this cat...he was quite unfriendly, however I do love the picture...hahahaha.

Most of the materials used to make this layout were from the Adirondack Add-On kit this month at Studio Calico, with the exception of some PTI cardstock (Simply Chartreuse), PTI stamps (Fancy Flourishes, Damask Designs), PTI Ink (Pure Poppy), SU! Ink (Crumb Cake), Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen), and PTI Buttons. 

I did a lot of distressing to the papers edges by sliding the edge of a pair of scissors along the paper.  I also used the Distress Ink on the main background page, and the journalling card.  I also crinkled up some of the smaller paper pieces with my hands to give them a more aged look.  I really like how this page turned out!

Hope you enjoy it!
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Monday, August 9, 2010

School Days


Today is another challenge day at Paper Playtime, and this week we have another sponsor - The Stamping Boutique!!  Be sure to check out their site...the images they have available are AMAZING!

Our theme this week is 'School Days', and I made a layout for my upcoming school year.  It might seem silly to scrap about beginning the year as the teacher, but I love it...hahaha.  My favourite part about beginning any new school year was shopping for supplies, and I still quite enjoy this aspect of the job, even if the supplies are a bit different.  There is room for three pictures, sized 3x2 on this layout.
I modified the image a originally had an American Flag, but since I am Canadian, I changed that out!  I hope the designers are OK with this :).

Cardstock: Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Kraft Journalling Paper (My Minds Eye), Library Ledger, 2009 Bitty Box Basics, 2010 Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Images: Back to School House, Pencil (The Stamping Boutique)
Stamps: School Time, School Time Additions, Take Note, Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Markers: B41, B45, E55, E57, E59, T4, Y32, Y38 (Copic), Cherry Cobler (SU!)
Antique Brass Eyelet (SU!), Twine (PTI), Mini Paperclip (Tim Holtz), Turn Mounts (Creative Impressions), Blue Eyelets (Joann's), Blue Tiny Type (Cosmo Cricket), Red Thickers (American Crafts), Liquid Glass (Close to My Heart), Gold Brads (Joann's)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thanks, Teacher


I have been out of town for about a week and a half for a friends wedding, and then a little bit of camping fun, so it has been fun, fun, fun to get back into some crafty goodness!!!  I have a card today that I made using this weeks sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This card was super simple to put together, and I really like how it turned out!

Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Kraft, Ocean Tides (PTI)
Patterned Paper: 2009 Bitty Box Basics (Pure Poppy), Library Ledger (PTI)
Stamps: It's Official, School Time (PTI)
Buttons and Twine (PTI)
Punch: Scalloped Scallop (EK Success)
Glitter: Stampin' Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds) (SU!)

I hope you enjoy!
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