Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last Lift of the day

It's just been a lifting weekend for me. This one I got from but I think I still like hers better :-)

Products Used: CTMH-Desert Sand, Chocolate & Colonial White CS, Dream Big Stamp Set; ribbon from Hobby Lobby (on sale!)

Valentine's Cards for Ike's class 2010

My 8 year old loves to make his class Valentine's Day cards every year. Last year his teacher thought I made them all for him, so I had to correct her - they're his! I let him choose the papers to buy and how to cut them out, sure I make suggestions but if he doesn't like my idea, it doesn't happen. So, here are Ike's class cards for this year:

Products Used: Oriental Trading Post-Lovey Dovey Papers, Cricut-Platin SchoolBook cartridge, CTMH-Annotations Stamp Set and White CS

You & Me... All Thru the Seasons

I thought of my best friend while making this card, maybe I shouldn't post it and mail it to her instead.... naw! I can't show it off to everyone else that way! Hey, Tricia, let me know if you want the original! lol

Products Used: CTMH Four Seasons Stamp Set, Cocoa Ink Pak, CTMH Soul Mates Stamp Set, CTMH Atomic Lower Case Stamp Set, CTMH Colored Pencils (retired)

Easel Card

My Best Friend, Tricia, sent me a link to Rachel's blog which had instructions for an easel card... I just had to give it a try:

I don't think it turned out too bad and will look even better once it's been put in my stack for a little bit to flatten out. Here's a link to Rachel's website:

Products Used: CTMH-That's Amore paper, blush ink pad, hollyhock ribbon, and crochet flower; We R Memory Keepers medium & large flowers

Saturday, January 30, 2010

You're the Best in Sweet Pea

I lifted this card from's card gallery; here's a link

Products: CTMH Sweet Pea paper and chipboard flower, Blush & Sweet Leaf Ink Pads, not sure where I got the large white flower

Butterfly Love

For Christmas my BFF gave me an adhesive rub on kit and I've been going crazy trying to think of what to use it for. I saw a card at Paper Crafts Magazine's website and knew I'd found it. So here it is, very simple but fun to use my new stuff on:

Products: Technique Tuesday-Tiles Fundamentals of Flowers, We R Memory Keepers-Foil Glitter Flock Adhesive Rub On Kit and White Out Collection paper

Happy Day Card

today I'm blocked, totally and completely blocked; but I still need to spend time in my Attic away from my familly, too much time together will do that to a girl! I subscripe to Paper Craft Magazine so I went on their website and looked around until I found a card I wanted to make. Here it is:

Products: Magic Mesh, a few of the flowers are from Prima Flowers

MPS Cold Day Challenge #2 with Stamping 411

My Pink Stamper's Cold Day Challenge #2 was to do something warm or springy, I don't have the cricut cartridge (Life's a Beach) but I can do flowers!

Products: CTMH's A Friend Is... Stamp Set and White CS, green paper I've had so long I have no idea where it came from and colored pencils

Friday, January 29, 2010

Composition Notebook for ME

I'm a tree hugger at heart... although I do work as a project designer for a Civil Engineer, therefore destroying trees for various developments. Sometimes it's really hard to do, especially after I go on a site visit and actually "meet" the trees, good thing they don't let me out of the office very often or I'd be fighting with them even more than I already do.

To help with the pain of all the dead trees in my scrapbook room (in the form of many many different papers), this Die Cut With a View paper is...... R E C Y C L E D! Imagine my pleasure when I saw that, I didn't even wait for a sale (very rarely happens that I don't figure out some kind of special to get). TADA, here's my very own compo notebook that I'm takin to work!

and I'll confess that I had a very hard time choosing between this beaver (cuz I love his little teeth) and the skunk saying "Stinkin' Work", but I was afraid of clients seeing the skunk and taking it the wrong way... I played it safe

Inspired by Abby from NCIS

I love Abby from NCIS! I wish I was more like her, mostly her attitude plus the fact that she's always happy & smiling. Pauley, you rock :-) So in honor of Abby, this is a Valentine's Day card I made tonight

Products I used: Technique Tuesday-Tile Topper Classic and Oriental Trading Post (laugh if you must, but I could NOT resist this paper!)-Lovey Dovey paper

A Different Inspiration

I gotta confess, on this one I found another blog from MPS's challenge and liked what she did so much that I decided to lift it. Here's where I got it from:

I used all CTMH on this one: Emporium paper, Dream Big Stamp Set, Beautiful Things Stamp Set, CTMH CS in Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, and Buttercup, CTMH Cocoa Ink Pad

Scarlet Lime-December 2009 Kit & Mojo Monday 123

I really like everything that came in Scarlet Lime's December 2009 Kit and tonight I was just cruising around the internet looking for challenges... Mojo Monday fit the bill! So here's my take on Mojo 123:
I think it turned out pretty good myself :-) What do you think?

MPS Cold Days Challenge #1

So one of my newest online places to go is My Pink Stamper! She does youtube cricuit "lessons" that have actually come in handy. Plus she must live in the same weather related area that I do becuase right now she's going thru a winter storm, so are we... from ice pellets, sleet, freezing rain, and all day today snow.

This challenge was supposed to be my favorite color with black, that's it... such an easy challenge :-) I likey :-) My favorite color is Sweet Leaf from Close To My Heart, it is the prettiest shade of green I've ever seen. I threw in a little pink because I rearly get to use it (having a house full of boys and all) and I love purple as well.

Materials Used: CTMH- Sweet Leaf Ink Pad, Black CS, and tag; Technique Tuesday-Tile Toppers Classic; Bazzill-Basics CS

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Review

More Beautiful Than the Picture!

By JeepMama-Ar from Arkansas on 1/28/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Archival Construction, Strong Construction

Best Uses: Display, Home

Describe Yourself: Photo Enthusiast

I love this album! It is so beautiful, it's embosssed, and the window is easy to access. Much better quality that other albums I have purchased.


Monday, January 18, 2010

What I did on Sunday, Jan. 18

I'm so excited to actually be working on MY scrapbooks again! Not that I minded making the Christmas presents that I did make, but WHEW they take up a lot of time... three month to be exact! So now I'm making progress once again on my family's book.

Scarlet Lime-January 2010 Kit:
CTMH-Twitterpated WTOG:

CTMH-Back Country WTOG:

And that's it! I'm still working on our camping/biking trip to Mt. Magazine, hopefully I'll finish that up this coming weekend.
I will have to retake these pics as I hate them in the page protectors, but time time time.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cards for a Sick Child

A friend of mine (hey, Wendy!) said she would like to start sending cards to a sick child and wanted to know if I was interested in joining her.... I said sure! I'd make em if she'd write & mail em, I went thru all the cards I already have made and have 23 that I think "our" girl will like. Plus I made these this past weekend:

They're not very exciting, but I kind of like them. I didn't stamp anything, just a little distressing on the last one.
If you're interested in getting more information, you can contact: Shannon McDermott, Kiss Crop & Shop,; she'll be more than happy to provide information to you to help make sick children happy.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ribbon Holder

My awesome husband built this ribbon holder I designed. My first design was way too small for al my ribbon, so I gave it to my bff and she loved it! I love my new one... this is actually ALL of my ribbon (ok so there's a little in a ribbon dispenser too)