Sunday, May 30, 2010

Steve Turning

I did this layout for Sketch 66 at the Scrappiest!  I used the Tree House collection by Pebbles--appropriate for a wood turner, I would say! I don't know why sometimes I can take a perfectly straight picture of my LOs, and sometimes I can't! The papers are all squared up in real life! :-)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lollipop, Lollipop

As soon as I saw the challenge, it made me think of my days working at Six Flags. I worked there for at least 5 summers. I found 3 pictures of myself working there! My twin sister and I started there together at Kiddieland--I guess that is why I thought of Six Flags when I saw the flowers!

I created this collage-type layout with lollipop flowers for a Candy Shoppe Designs (badge on my ONLY sidebar--keep looking) challenge and the prize is a SUPER kit from The Magpie Club!! Just Beautiful! Thanks for looking! If you want to play along, get going! The deadline is May 31!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pretty in Pink

I made this Pretty in Pink card with two challenges in mind.  The first is The Shabby Tea Room's  Week #11 challenge entitled The Polka Dot Tea Party .  The sponsor for this one is  Sharon Johnson from the Stamp Simply Store.  It also fit well with the City Crafter Challenge  Week 6 to use 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 flowers whose sponsor this week is  The Scrapbooking Cottage.

Patterned Paper (polka dot-Bo Bunny; flowered-The Girls Paperie)
crochet flowers (made by my friend Mary)
ribbon (American Crafts)
butterfly stamp - CTMH
ink: CTMH and Tim Holtz Distress Ink
border punch - Fiskars Threading Waters
other supplies: liquid glass and stickles

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Father's Day Card - Texture and Distressing!

This card is a little out of character for me.  I really didn't like the paper under the squares but I have now made two projects out of it and found that by stretching my imagination, I could make something a little artsy out of it! The card has some distressing and a lot of texture! I got the sketch from CPS Challenge #168.  I am also going to submit it to a Father's Day challenge on Ideas for Scrapbookers. If you haven't checked out that blog, you should really think about it. It is just filled with ideas!

card base: DCWV
patterned paper:  Glitz Designs
squares are from scraps but are embossed with either a Cuttlebug or Sizzix folder
stamps:  CTMH
ink:  Aged Mahogany Distress Ink from Tim Holtz
other:  sandpaper, staples

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Layered Flower in Pink on Blue Scallop

I made this for ScrapFit 's challenge.  The instructions were to use only cardstock for Workout 20!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Dreams of Paris

Found this cool challenge site at the last minute:  at! I just had to do this! The deadline is May 24! So, I whipped this up in a hurry! City Crafter Challenge Blog week 5 is sponsored by Krafty Kirsty Etsy Shop (vintage supplies for your paper crafting projects).
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

2010 Prom (elegant)

I created this elegant layout of Mitch and Haley at this year's prom for the Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge :: Sponsored by Skipping Stones Design


Kraft cardstock
Patterned paper (white with black flocking): Anna Griffin
Patterned paper (green and white):  Glitz Design
Black brads: Heidi Swap
Green Buttons:  Basic Grey
Rubons:  We R Memory Keepers
Chipboard butterfly: Maya Road with Distress Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz
Sequins: stash
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Butterfly punches: Martha Stewart and Fiskars

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie

This is for Scrap Whispers Challenge 64--create a layout based on a movie! Well, the play was based on a movie! Isn't this Nikki Sivils' Dan the Record Man a cute collection?!!!  I thought it went perfectly with these sepia-toned pictures of the old-fashioned play "Bye Bye, Birdie" which was set in the late 1950s.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Me doing what I love the most - Scrapbooking!

I created this LO for Scrap Whispers! It is rare for me to let anyone take my picture, but I decided it would be good to have a LO of me doing something I love so much! I used Cosmo Cricket's Material girl for most of the LO.  I also included things I love to use in scrapbooking:  buttons (Daisy D and misc.), ribbon, butterflies, crackle paint, shimmerz (I just received from a blog friend-usually I make my own), flowers, brads, Fiskars treading water border punch, ink, scallop punch).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My husband's new endeavor-necklaces

My husband is now hand-turning wooden necklaces on his wood lathe! I just had to share some!

They are gorgeous in person!

Wooden Pendant Necklace - African Blackwood

Here is me and one of my birthday presents from Steve!  Mine has the look of aged copper!

Owl and Flower Thank You Card

I created this for the EBTKS challenge 15!  I used Pebbles patterned paper and rub-ons to create this little thank you card!  I used the Cricut to make the scalloped flower and Spellbinders to make the yellow tag! Quick and easy.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1995 First Swim

I did this for a Butterfly Craft's challenge.  I had to include at least 3 of the following (but I did it all)!!  The prize for the challenge some great Nikki Sivils' products! Her products are so unique! If you have never seen or used them, you should go to her blog to see it!! I am also submitting to Scrapbooking Supplies R Us since it fit so well! I don't think Karen will mind since she is on the DT there!! :-)

Yellow - - (in Nikki’s paper and elsewhere)
Red - (in Nikki’s paper)
Bee's - American Crafts Dear Lizzy rub-ons
Buttons – Nikki Sivils’ burlap buttons; and a yellow button for the sun from my stash
Brown (in Nikki’s paper and elsewhere)
Glitter – Copper Stickles
Pearls – Mark Richards
Banner – American Crafts Dear Lizzy rub-ons
Ink - CTMH
Stamping - CTMH
Any Nikki Sivils product   -- My Sweet Cherry Pie; burlap buttons

Other:  handmade flower (in sun)
            Clouds die-cut from Sizzix

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I made this card for the Etsy Inspired Challenge #88.  They are featuring  Creation Designs this week.
Here is my inspiration picture:

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Monday, May 17, 2010


I made this for the Practical Stampers Sketch Friday challenge.

Look what I won! This kit and scrapbook challenge site are awesome!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blueberry Cupcake

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I made this for a Cards challenge to use berries! The big blue button is my blueberry. I thought the background paper looked like berries, too!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2010 Prom

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NOTE:  Edited 5/16 I won this great prize (it was a random draw but I really did LOVE this LO).  Check out The Treasure Box Club.  They have beautiful kits. See what I won:

Also check out  They have a great challenge every week!

Used Sketch #123 from Sketch Inspiration. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Now and Then

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I created this using a sketch from Butterfly Crafts and an extremely inspiring prompt by Scrap Whispers Challenge 62! The layout is all about the change in my son from when he was one to 16.  I also changed the butterflies by spraying them with a home-made mist!  It is hard to see it in the photo but it is a really pretty shimmery blue!  I used a Making Memories Slice mirror card stock in black which made this a little difficult to photograph. The white scallop-edged cardstock is embossed with a beautiful pattern. This was in a gift pack I received so I have no idea who made it! The embossing didn't show up in the photo!  It's really pretty in real life!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hippo on Mushrooms

I did this card for the  The   Etsy shop this week is  Lindsay Brackeen!
I made a box flower out of a scallop punch out of the reverse side of the mushroom patterned paper!

My inspiration:
Alphabet Nursery Art Print Letter M as in Mushroom

This card fit with the Practical Scrappers challenge, so I am adding it to their link as well!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Butterfly on Green and Red

I made this for ScrapFit 's  mini workout.  The instructions were to use the scraps from Workout 19!

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

2009 Christmas Mitch and Haley

I made this for ScrapFit challenge 19!  The instructions were to use what you have! That might take a while, but here is a start!

I used a non-Christmas Basic Grey piece of patterned paper. I thought it went pretty well with Christmas.  

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Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm excited to announce that I'm a Lipstick Chick-I made it on my first Design Team

Doesn't this Alterations kit from Color Me Miki look like fun?

Now, wouldn't you like to play along with me to have a chance of winning the kit?  I will be on the Design Team for the XOXO from May to August! If you would like to play along, for a CHANCE TO WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES, go to  All you have to do is pick a layout [or TWO--really do as many as you want as that increases your chance to win] that you would like to scraplift.  [Hopefully mine ;-) ]  UPLOAD YOUR SCRAPLIFTED LAYOUT TO YOUR BLOG. Then, add your link to the comments.  Do this by May 31, 2010.  Make sure you come back after the challenge to vote.  The winning layout will win a prize! Our May SPONSOR is "Color Me Miki."

Here is my layout!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sailboat Birthday card

I got the sketch from CPS Challenge #165.

Hey, stay tuned for some exciting news! I will be posting it tomorrow 5/7/2010.  There will be a challenge involved.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Green and Pink Scallop - U R special, kind etc.

I made this card for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger.  It also met the requirements for the Little Red Wagon--a little, just-for-fun challenge site that I recently discovered.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Michigan Family Vacation circa 1975

I was inspired by the right side of an Allison Davis sketch.

Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Stars and embossing:  Sizzix
Tiny crochet flower: my good friend Mary made me
Solid cardstock base to hold all of the Cosmo goodness: DCWV
Border:  Fiskars Threading Water
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