Saturday, May 31, 2008

Shoe Box Swap Night...

This past week has been different to say the least. My DH has been home on vacation working on our new driveway and the girls are out of school. Such a huge difference to go from just myself and our 2yr old to everyone home all day this week. I did manage to get to a shoebox swap on Wednesday night here are the cards that we made...

Barb had this card ready to go for us. I love the color combo and the card fold, this was a fun card to make...

Bonnie had this cute image from "Penny Black", I so love the celery DP this is a really image and card...

Amy had prepared this card, love all the bright colors of the flowers. On her sample she had a wave going with the flowers and it matched up with the "curvy verses" so nice. (I did not get the wave effect as I stamped out my flowers, going to have to try this layout again.)

My Sister came by this week with two huge stacks of Magazines, I can't wait to find some new ideas to share.
Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Blog "Hop" Candy winner...

This is getting to be a very busy week for a vacation week. My DH has been working on pouring our new driveway. To make a long story short I have had little craft time however, I will be back with a new post for tomorrow.

Here is the winner for the "Blog Hop Candy"
Theresa Tyree said...
I LOVE your triple embossed card, Sara!
How sweet of you to do a RAK. My favorite colors are orange and purple, so naturally my fave PTI color combo is the Summer Sunrise paired with the Lavender Moon. I can't get enough of it!
May 28, 2008 10:26 PM

Theresa please email me at with your snail mail addy so I can get your candy in the mail.

Happy Stamp Day, I will be here again tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

PaperTrey Ink May Blog Hop

*May Blog Hop Challenge from Nichole Heady...
"I have recently fallen in love with adding score lines as accents to my projects. What I love about this
method of embellishing is that it is quick, easy & matches everything! Your challenge this month is
utilize score lines in a creative way as a decorative accent to any type pf project. I look forward to
seeing all of your results!!!"

Indeed this is a quick and easy way to embellish a project especially when used in combination with CuttleBug Embossing folders. This happens to be my favorite way to use the score lines at this time. On this card the cupcake from "it's A Celebration" was punched out using a 1" circle punch and is mounted inside the card. Next I took a 1 1/4" circle punch to make a window on the front of the card. This is a very quick and easy card style to make...

Below is a Sneak Peak of the GSS "Guest Star Stamper for PaperTrey Ink. project I have completed for this month's challenge of Best Baby Gift. The score lines were used here again to accent the DP strip...

Wanna win some Blog "Hop" Candy?

Leave a comment telling us your favorite "PaperTrey Ink Perfect Match color combo" to use. A random winner will be picked using the number generator on Friday AM., Good Luck!
Contents of Blog Candy as shown...
PTI Clear hinge top tin
PTI Berry Sorbet Perfect Match Ink Cube
PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbons (three assorted 12" lengths)
PTI Perfect Match Card Stock
PTI Pink Prints DP
Card and or scrapbook candy using the PTI "It's a Celebration" stamp set
Along with the Blog Hop Birthday Card shown in this post

Project list for birthday card...
PTI "It's a Celebration" stamp set
PTI Berry Sorbet Ink and card stock
PTI Sweet Blush Ink and card stock
PTI Berry Sorbet Swiss Dot Ribbon
PTI Pink Prints DP
Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dot and Divine Swirls
Fiscars Paper Trimmer with Score Blade
1 1/4" circle punch
1" circle punch
SU word window punch

For Best Baby Gift...
PTI Lemon Tart card stock
PTI Bitty Baby Blessings DP
PTI Spring Moss GG ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dot and Divine Swirls
Fiscars Paper Trimmer with Score Blade

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sertoma Butterfly House

Our usual Memorial Weekend Trip is to Omaha NE and the Henry Doorly Zoo. This year we stayed local and visited the Sertoma Butterfly House in Sioux Falls SD. Here are some photos of our day trip...

You will find a link in my sidebar under slide shows that will take you to our photos from last years trip to the zoo...
Hope you enjoyed your Holiday Weekend!
Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Have a safe and Happy Day!

This is an older card that I keep on file, I love the layout and the colors used it is a grand basic card.

Product list...
SU Real Red Card Stock and Ink
SU Blue Card Stock
SU Whisper White Card Stock
Stamp Image (unsure of company)
SU Star Wheel
SU White ink cartridge

In memory today are...
Donna Smith Tieszen (My Mother)
Bonnie Smith Paschal (Jesse's Mother)
Grandpa and Grandma Tieszen
Grandpa and Grandma Smith
Aunt Eleanor
Uncle Gene

In my thoughts today are all the military personal and there families, thanks for all you sacrifice for our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day 2008!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

SPSB3 Scrap it Sunday

SPSB3 Scrap it Sunday

Here is the Scrapbook Layout for this week, be sure to use keyword SPSB3 when uploading to the SCS gallery so everyone can find your creation. Link back to this post with a comment to be eligible for a RAK, one participant will be drawn via the random number generator next Sunday. Please feel free to flip, rotate or change some things around to work for you and if you do not scrapbook challenge yourself by making a card using the layout.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

SC177 "It's a Celebration"...

Here is my Sketch Challenge card for this week on SCS SC177 I was able to make use of my new PTI stash, such fun!

Product list...
PTI Card Stock, ink and ribbon
PTI DP Pink Prints
PTI "It's a Celebration" and "Beautiful Blooms" stamp sets
Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss dots and flower die cut
SU ticket corner punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

WSC49 Wishing Upon A Star...

This card was made for Beate's Weekend Sketch WSC49. This was a very fun and fast card to make will be a wonderful addition to the baby set I am making.

Products used...
PTI Card Stock Kraft, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Lavender Moon
PTI GG Ribbon Spring Moss
PTI Ink Lavender Moon
PTI DP "Bitty Baby Blessings"
Scallop Circle Punch
White Paint Pen
Acrylic circle
SU word window punch

Happy Stamp Day!

National Taffy Day May 23rd, WSC48...

Here is the card I had made for WSC48 on Beate's Blog. I had it done but did not get the chance to upload before Monday thought it worthy of being posted so here it is, I love it!

Just a few May Pic's, yep the pool is open at our home and we are loving it! The apple tree in the backyard is blooming for the first time in four years, it smells wonderful! Grandpa Tieszen is planting his garden and our little DD showed no fear on horseback. Can't tell you what our oldest DD was up to with the disguise, she was just making our little one laugh.

It's National Taffy Day!
Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop holds the fondest memories for me and out yearly outings to the Black Hills when I was a kid. My favorite taffy flavor is Licorice and second runner up is Cinnamon, YUMMY!

Product list...
SU Berry Bliss DP
SU Close to Cocoa Card Stock
SU Purely Pomegranate Card Stock and ink
SU SO Kind stamp set
SU BoHo Blossom Punch
SU GG ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A few more PTI swap cards...

Here are a few more of the PTI round 5 swap cards that I received. Thanks again to Jen for Guest hosting this round for me. Be looking in the next couple of weeks for round 7 to get underway...
This card uses the Rock and Roll technique on the flowers, love it! The frame I believe is freehand, totally cool! Card created by Heather...

This Swiss Dot Cuttlebug background is quickly becoming my fave, love how it was used here on the punch as well and the layering of the two punches.

Love the DP used for this card Pink Patterns

If you are the maker of any card posted above please let me know so I can give you credit.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Faries Wings...

This is the first RL overlay I have used in Scrapbooking, (I love to use digital overlays on my Digi Pages).

Product list...
K & Company DP
Maya Road Flowers
Spare Parts Brads
Clear Expressions Stardust overlay
SU Taffeta Ribbon
Scallop Circle Punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Just in the "Mick of Time"...

It was our Friends DD's birthday on the 19th, she had her party on Saturday. Most of you know I have been impatiently waiting for my PTI order to arrive well this is why. I had this scrapbook in my head I wanted to make for her and was able to pull it off in the "Mick of Time". Mick is a nickname for McKayla, her mom uses it the most I prefer to call her McKayla, such a pretty name. After calling UPS on Friday and not being able to have the box held I had to wait for delivery on Monday, ARGH! I was able to present it to her on Monday night so all is well in the end and the best part is she loved it! Turns out it was a good thing she got the gift on her actual birthday and not on Saturday, funny how things work isn't it?

I love the Pretty Pink Prints and just thought it would go so well with my fave photos of her. On this page you can see a card envelope, this will be a great place for her to put all of those birthday cards. (To make the card envelope I had to first stick the envelope closed then cut down to the 8" length. I put it through the BIA after I had the front decorated and punched it on the non flap side. Now she can slide the cards in from the top and they will be secure.)

Products used...
PTI Pink Prints DP
PTI Sweet Blush Card Stock
PTI Berry Sorbet Card Stock
PTI Spring Moss Card Stock
PTI Ribbons
Staz-On white ink pad
SU Priceless stamp set
SU build a brad
Booklet Envelope
White Paint Pen
Silk Flowers
BIA Acrylic Album covers
1" Black binding wire
Acrylic Sticker

I was asked the other day what RAK means here is your answer...
Random Act of Kindness
Now off to work on my PTI RAKS, such great fun!
Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, May 19, 2008

SPSB2 Baby Toys

Here is my layout challenge completed. I used our youngest DD playing in her fave toys her first year of life. The other two were jealous and thought she had a ton of toys so they made her a crown to wear out of all her baby wrist rattles and dubbed her "the Queen of Toys". So who's room can't we get into because of all the toys (hint it is not our youngest) LOL! These mosaic frames were fun to make and I used one of my fave color combos of Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore, love it even more mounted on the black.

Mosaic Frames How To...
1. Cut up scraps of your fave colors all sizes
2. Adhere to Basic Black Card Stock Rectangle
3. Remove Center
4. Adhere your selected photos to the back of your frame

What a wonderful way to use up some scraps.

Product list...
SU Basic Black
SU Tempting Turquoise
SU Green Galore
DCWV textured Card Stock
Prima Flowers
Mike's Dotted Ribbon
Cricut has an awesome contest going called
Sensational Scallops by taking this link you can get signed up to win.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

SPSB2 Scrap it Sunday...

When uploading to a gallery please use keyword SPSB2, link back to this post so I can see your creations. I will pick via random number Generator next Sunday, that entry will receive a RAK for playing along. Feel free to flip, rotate or change what you need to make the sketch work for you. If you are not into scrapbooking challenge yourself and use the layout for a card.

Have you challenged yourself today?

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Bee-utiful RAK

Thank you Bonnie for thinking of me last week and sending out this wonderful card. Brought an instant smile to my face;)

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, May 16, 2008

National Pizza Party Day May 16th...

Happy Pizza Party Day!

Gotta love the Pies from Papa Murphy's our family favorite is the Chicago Style stuffed pizza, YUMMY! DH usually brings home a pizza for us on Friday's as our special weekly dine out(In), whatever. LOL!

Here is last weeks color challenge CC165, this is a card that has sat half finished for over a week one of those so so don't know if I like it thingy's. What do you think?

Product list...
SU Certainly Celery Card Stock and Ink
SU Pretty In Pink Card Stock and GG Ribbon
SU Lovely Lilac Card Stock and Ink
SU Clear Buttons
SU Silver Cord
SU SAB rub-ons
Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Nestabilities Rectangle Die
Circle Punch
Slot Punch
Tombo Adhesive

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Clearly Amazing...

When I received my newsletter in the mail this month from Archivers I was so excited to see the Acrylic Album Workshop, I totally loved the look of the album. There is one slight problem with the picture the closest store is Omaha. Well, I called them up to see if I could purchase the kit (is not made as a kit) so I asked if I could purchase the supplies and it could be mailed out and this plan was a go. I placed my order, (I had to pay the shipping fees) and here are the results...
This is the Clear Cover package from Zutter, both pieces come with protective plastic do not remove until you have punched your covers but before you scrap them.

Here is the cover of my album, close to the Workshop Album but not the same...

Here is a photo of a two page spread in the album...

This Clear Acrylic Album was made for a Clearly Amazing Girl in our lives. She is our DD's BFF, and a fellow Motherless Daughter. Her mother passed away when she was about 9, she now lives with her Father and younger sister here in town. She is strong, smart, well adjusted and down right amazing. She cares for her sister and her home on a daily basis and still finds the time to be a teenager and friend to our DD. This photo album was from a trip we took where she came along with our family and it is made for her as a memento.

Product list...
Zutter Acrylic Covers
BIA binding wire 1" black
Basic Grey "Boxer" line of DP and fibers
Maya Road Fibers
SU Basic Black Card Stock
SU "Baroque Motifs" and "Friendship Blooms" stamp sets
SU Circle Punch
Prima Flowers
Black Staz-on
White Paint Pen
White Stamp Pad Versamark

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Embrace Life

I do not own this stamp set it is a WRAK image from SCS. However, I did have a wonderful time playing around with the images and even coloring this was not so bad. I took some time with this card and cut out the images and used some dimensional dots. The scallop side is made using punched circles, love the look!

What product do you use to blend when coloring your images? For me I usually color with my smooshed ink pad lid and a blender pen.

Product list...
SU Embrace Life WRAK images
SU Close to Cocoa Card Stock
SU Purely Pomegranate Card Stock and ink
SU Pretty in Pink Card Stock and Ink
SU Mellow Moss ink pad
SU word window punch
SU whisper white card stock
circle punch
blender pen

I am going to the party, PTI Release party that is.
Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What is Black, White and Rubbed all over?

My cards silly!
For me basic black and white makes some of the best art, once in awhile throw in a splash of color (red) and you have a favorite combo of mine to use. The following are three card samples using b/w and SAB rub-on's from Stampin' Up.

Product list...
SU basic black
Su Whisper White
SU SAB rub-on
Black square brads

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, May 12, 2008

SPSB1 Easter 2002 page...

Here is a scrapbook page I made using the SPSB1 layout that I posted yesterday.

Scrap along every Sunday and post your project using the layout keyword (SPSB1) for your chance at at receiving a RAK.

My layout shows our family in 2002 enjoying a sunrise breakfast at IHOP. I took the color, circle and floral theme from the dresses of our girls.

Product list...
SU Pretties Kit
SU Daisy Punch
SU Card Stock (pretty in pink, night of navy, whisper white, Brocade Blue)
SU Silver Cord
Marvy Giga Scallop Circle Punch
Tombo Multi Adhesive

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Scrap it Sundays...

I want to kick off a new weekly Scrapbook Sketch challenge, every Sunday you will find a new layout posted right here for you to try. If you are not into scrapbooks use it in a card layout, feel free to flip, rotate and change what you need just make sure it stays close to the original layout. When you upload to a gallery use the posted keyword to go with the sketch you have uploaded and leave me a link in the Scrap it Sunday post so I can check out your creation. The following Sunday I will pick an entry via random number generator, that entry will receive a RAK for playing along with my challenge. Sound like fun? Have you challenged yourself today?

Here is a layout for you, keyword SPSB1

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

PTI Swap Round 5 Cards

Here are a few of the swap cards I have received back in the round 5 PTI swap, as always the cards are ROCKIN'!
Thank you Jen for being such a wonderful guest hostess for this round, you did an awesome job!

Amystamper had created this gorgeous folded card, I love everything about it. So here are two views for you one of the front card and one of the card opened up. All images, card stock, ink and ribbon used on this card are from PaperTrey Ink.

I am not sure of the makers of the two following cards, if they are yours let me know so I can give you credit and a link back to your gallery...

Want to join us for the round 6 swap? There is a link in my blog bar it will take you to the SCS forum where you can get signed up. This round there is also a Tin swap.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Craft Journal

I showed you last week my Creative Journal for PTI Today I am showing you how I store my craft ideas that I find. Mostly this journal is for the ideas I find on TV, my DH has expressed how tired he is of me taking up room on the DVR with craft shows. So I have gone and revisited them, wrote down some directions and took a photo of the TV screen that shows the project. Then on my laptop I have files for each TV show that coordinates with the numbers in my journal, makes it really easy for me to find the project I wish to work with.

Here are some links on the web to some of the craft shows I find worth while to DVR...

Scrapbook Memories
DIY Scrapbooking
The Carol Duvall Show
Martha Stewart

Where are some of the places on TV where you find inspiration?

Craft Journal supply list...
SU Certainly Celery Card Stock
SU Blush Card Stock
SU Bliss Blue Card Stock
SU Close to Cocoa Card Stock
SU Round Tab Punch
Alphabet stickers
PTI Spring Moss GG ribbon
Composition Notebook

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

TLC167 Happy Birthday Cupcake...

Edited to add Stamp Company... Cupcake stamp set was from Hero Arts it is an Acrylic set.

SCS Diorama Challenge TLC167

Here is my diorama challenge card my first thought was, "I can't do this"! Well, yes I can and it was much easier then I had first thought it to be. This is a fun style of card to make and I am glad I challenged myself.

Product list...
SU Pretty in pink card stock, ink and ribbon
SU certainly celery card stock and ink
SU chocolate chip card stock, ink and ribbon
SU Borderline Stamp Set
SU Celebrations Stamp Set
Cupcake images were a RAK not sure of the company
1 1/4" circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch
dimensional dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

MN PTI stampers card swap...

Many of you know I was totally planning on going to meet up with some Minnesota Papertrey Ink stampers this past weekend. I had my swap projects ready to go and they consisted of the following (one card and one Hershey Bar holder) yep, I ate the candy bar, LOL! Anyhow my inability to walk or sit for only a few minutes at a time kept our family home bound. This was also my Husbands first full weekend off after taking on his part time job last fall, in the end we had a good time at home just relaxing he made the most amazing BBQ ribs on the grill, YUMMY.

Card is a Nichole CASE...

Hershey Candy Bar wrapper directions found here Impressions by Rochelle

Products used...
PTI Stampers Select White Card Stock
PTI Perfect Match Card Stock and Ink Spring Moss
PTI Perfect Match Card Stock, ink and ribbon Aqua Mist
PTI Stamp set Beautiful Blooms
Cuttlebug flower die
Paper Crimper
dimensional dots

Happy Stamp Day!