Friday, December 17, 2010

More Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are my favorite. I love the rich colors and the warm wishes. Here are a few new ones.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Fall Scrapshotz Crop

They're having a crop at Scrapshotz! The theme of the crop is Heroes and Villains. There are some wonderful challenges and I have been having some fun with them. Here are a couple of my submissions.
I will add more as the weekend progresses!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

All the Groom's Men

Sometimes, the old mojo hits at the strangest times. I was stuck with this one. No title was coming to mind until the middle of the night when I woke up with a light-bulb moment and what I thought was a perfect one. Here's what keeps me up at night! LOL! I made the roses following a tutorial posted by Angelbear on Scrapshotz. The sparkly title alphas were silver, so were colored with Copic marker B24.Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WCMD - Using Pleats Challenge by Becky Olsen

This was a card that I created for a World Card Making Day challenge on Ellen Hutson's The Classroom blog. I used some tissue tape and created pleats. A first for me!

WCMD Holiday Card Challenge by Lisa Strahl

This card was for the World Card Making Day celebrations at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom blog. Thanks for the great challenges, Ellen! Loved them all!

WCMD - Inchie Card Challenge by Cindy Lyles

This card was for Cindy Lyles challenge at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom. I used the cuttlebug Holly Ribbons embossing folder on the inchies. Great challenge - I don't use inchies nearly enough.

WCMD - Glittery Card Challenge by Sharon Harnist

Here is a card I made for a challenge at Ellen Hutson's The Classroom for the World Card Making Day celebration. I used Glitter Ritz for the burnished velvet technique. It's so pretty!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cards, cards, cards

I have been very happy to be playing in my scrap room this month. Now that our busy summer is over, I've got lots of pages to do and cards to make!

Here's some cards that I've done recently. This was for a "Stock Your Stash" challenge at Scrapshotz. This is a feminine card. Yay! Fussy cutting!!!
This was a masculine card for the same challenge. It was our Wedding Anniversary this month, and I absolutely love this image from Mo Manning called "Young Love." Doesn't that just look me and my hubby? LOL! This was a Scrapshotz Card Crew Challenge that called for a fall card. I LOVE this patterned paper from Imaginisce.
It's from the "Apple Cider" line. Delicious! This is my go-to paper for guy cards. It's Graphic 45 - their "Perfect Gentleman" line. I even snuck a bow on this one and I think it still works for a man. That's what I used it for, so I hope so! Thanks for having a look, and I promise to be a better blogger!!! ;) Later!!!

Elmer's - Not Just Glue? Who knew!

One of the talented ladies at SSZ is participating in a Elmer's Craft Challenge, and YOU could win!
Check out her sweet project here and enter to win a prize pack!

TFL! I promise to update this blog real soon! (blush)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Scrapshotz Crop - Family Games Night!

What a fun crop we had over at Scrapshotz this weekend! The theme was Family Games Night and there were tons of great games and challenges to play with!

I posted a layout challenge with the theme of Family Feud. Here is my sample layout:
My non-layout challenge was a card project, and I used the game Perfection as the inspiration for it. Like the game, crop participants had a time limit to finish! Great fun, and everyone got at least most of the card done in 15 minutes!
Later this week I'll post my completed projects from the crop! TFL! Have a great week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Reveal at Scrapshotz

It was my second month as Guest Design Team at Scrapshotz, and this time we did a full reveal. We chose our product from the great selection of new products in the store, and had some fun!

I thought that the Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman line would make nice manly cards, but really I had no idea. The images are perfect for men and beg to be showcased on cards! I could have went on and on with these cards, but thought I should try to do something else, too! LOL! These are all done using 3 sheets of patterned paper, and I have plenty left for a bunch more cards!

The next product line I worked with was the Bella Blvd Estate Sale. I love the muted blues and browns in this! I cut the scalloped circle out by hand (I traced a Pink Paislee pp!) It is a really easy line to work with, too.

Then I dug into the Pink Paislee - 365 Degrees Collection. How much fun are all the goodies in this line???? Great colors and great patterns, too. For this layout I used patterned paper piece for the background and layer, then some of the delicious cork buttons in the line. I love the texture they give it!
This layout is also using the Pink Paislee - 365 Degrees Collection. It doesn't even look like the same collection, does it? I wonder if that's where the name comes from? Laughing I used a strip border and a flip note on this. they are so nice to use, as it didn't need anything else.
Finally, I wanted to make a card with the scraps and I just happened to have this image colored in the perfect shade of blue! I can think of a few girls that could be the recipient of this one.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day to everyone!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A HB Card

This card was made with Webster's Pages "Postcards from Paris" line of 6x6 paper. I love the paper and it lends itself easily to fancier, more elaborate cards.
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Photo Strip Challenge

The challenge (by Jess) was to use a photo strip. I just happened to have some from a photo booth in the Andy Warhol Factory museum in Kitchener. I used a program cover from the museum and some hand-outs. The layers of cardstock were inspired by the artwork in the museum. So much of it had great depth and made you think outside the box. I really enjoyed our time there, and doing the page, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mid Month Reveal at Scrapshotz

This time, I worked with the TPC Studio - Mediterranean Summer line. Such vibrant colors - perfect for a beach sunset! The fabric brads that come with this line are self adhesive and super easy to use!
This one is of dh's big fish. (I knew I loved that orange shirt on him! LOL!) I wanted to let the pattern of the paper shine through, so left a big chunk of it open. The sparkly geometric strip is a rub on from this line, as is the word tag! The cb alphas weren't quite the right color of blue, so I outlined them with the Clearsnap Smooch (Ocean Soul.)
This pic of GS#2 was perfect for the fun patterns in this paper! I layered it on craft and fussy cut some of the elements out for accents. The flourishes loved the Clearsnap Smooch, and are pretty sparkly.
With scraps left on my table I made up some cards. I love these happy colors!
For this card I die cut an image with the nestabilities that I had already colored. The ribbon is silk and the cardstock is bling. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Layout Tag

I always enjoy a layout tag, and this one was no exception. I was tagged by Rebecca and this is what I came up with.
I used the March Scrapshotz kit, featuring Glitz Distressed Couture paper, Glitz Red Teeny Block Alpha Stickers and Glitz Flower stamp. The kit also included the scalloped Bazzill cardstock I used here. The journaling spot (Maya Road) and the title letters (American Crafts Thickers) both are out of my stash.

It's a cool, damp day. A perfect scrapbooking evening is coming up! Thanks for looking and have a good one!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blog Update and a Reveal!

I gave the blog a makeover! What do you think?

Here's a few layouts that I recently did for my April 1st Scrapshotz reveal, using the new Bo Bunny Mammarazzi line. I just love the colors and the grunginess of this paper.
I made a card with some leftover scraps.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I made this card for a friend who is a huge fan of The King. I embossed the Cornish Heritage Farms image with American Crafts Zing embossing powder. I love that stuff! It is so easy to work with. And aren't those Jenni Bowlin pins darling? I uploaded this card for the Scrapshotz Card Crew Challenge - March 22. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Copic Challenges

Ever since I was little, I've loved to color. It is so relaxing and calming. When my kids were small, I colored with them whenever possible. You can chat and giggle and sing, all while coloring together. Now, I am coloring with copic markers, and my grandson is coloring with me!

Here's his goalie - pretty great for a 4 year old!Over at Scrapshotz, Jess has been posting a weekly Copic Challenge. It's great fun to learn new techniques and it's amazing to see everyone's coloring with these incredible markers. Here is my image showing basic shading, using 3 colors of blue.
This is my attempt at coloring in black. I think it's one of the most difficult colors to use because it's so easy to get your image so dark that it looses all detail
This is an example of coloring skin. I was really pleased with how the skin turned out on this little boy!
And this week, the challenge is coloring fur. This little hedgehog looks furry, I think!

So why don't you join us? Every week we'll challenge you to improve your techniques, whether you are using watercolor pencils, pencil crayons, markers or copics, you'll learn something new and have fun! Here's a link to the challenge thread!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Scrapshotz News!

I am very excited to tell you that I have been asked by Scrapshotz to be Guest DT on their Design Team for the next 3 months! It will be a challenge for me as I've never undertaken anything like this, but I'm looking forward to it! I'll be posting here more as I spend more time bonding with my paper and glue! Isn't it funny what makes us happy?

My last challenge for the Scrapshotz Card Crew is up today, too. The challenge, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day this week, is to use green on your card. Whether it be the ribbon, cardstock or embellishments, we want to see some green. The bonus challenge is to use the scraps from your card making to decorate the inside of your card. Let's see your stuff! Here's a link to the challenge forum.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!