Friday, January 30, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch

Here was the sketch for this week from Our Creative Corner...

Okay, I can hear you I am not sitting here with stacks of Bella Rose DP I actually have been working on cards for my Dear Friends Birthday in February. I have made her a purse from an empty PTI box and I am filling it with cards, just so happens I chose Bella Rose ensemble for her. Don't worry this was the last one for a little bit anyhow;)

Product list...
SU Bella Rose DP
SU Scallop circle punch
SU scallop border punch
PTI Floral Frenzy
PTI Birthday Basics
PTI card stock and ink
Robins nest dew drops
cuttlebug flower/tag

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

SCA03 Flourished Baroque Motifs and Cupid

Here is a sample digi card I made using my SCA03 sketch from the other day. I made it in my Scrapbook Factory Program and it is a regular A2 size. Again the flourishes in this card are from the font PanHead and the Cupid is from a Wingding (I will have to go back and look this one up for you it was a fairies but I can't remember more then that).

The pink you see is actually a swatch of PTI it is the Berry Sorbet. If you go to Papertrey ink and save the color swatches you can work with the PTI colors digitally, I think this is fun I so adore PTI's Perfect Match colors.

And above you see a card I made with the sketch using SU's Baroque Motif stamp set. Again I used PTI Berry Sorbet and Palette Noir. I used the rock and roll technique on the flowers to make them pop a bit.

Product list...
SU Baroque Motif stamp set
SU pretties kit
SU Boho flower punch
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SCA03 Flourished

I am so disappointed in my scanner I did not want to post another pathetic looking image so I have made you another sketch instead. In honor of PTI's new sympathy set (can't wait to get my hands on this one) just a few more days to go for Jen's challenge. Silent Night also has a beautiful flourish along with SU's Baroque Motifs.

Do you have a favorite flourish? Please leave me a comment in this post if you know of more I would love to check them out.

The flourish I used in creating my card is called Panhead, the bracket strokes make these beautiful flourishes, I was so happy to find this font ;) and the best part is it was free (If you wish to use for commercial use you will have to get permission from the font creator

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bella Rose Floral Frenzy

I so can't wait to get a new digital camera, I am very sick of this scanner and its inability to scan color images. This card is beautiful IRL the colors go so amazingly well together, I did stamp the flower centers they are done in PTI's sweet blush and that color is not even showing up here. The fold part of the card is where the flowers are stamped, I love this card style and have used it a ton lately. I made it a Sketch challenge a few weeks ago, you can find that post here SCA01
Product list...
PTI stamp set Floral Frenzy
PTI ink, card stock and ribbon
SU bella rose DP
Su scallop border punch
dew drops

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Get Well Wishes... ribbon slider

Yikes, the colors are way off on the scan for this photo. IRL this card looks so darn cute I love these PTI colors in combination.

The ribbon slide was designed by ME using Cricut Design Studio and George Cartridge. If you wish to have this cut file just leave me a comment in this post and I will send you the download link.
I designed the slide so the PTI ribbon would fit perfectly and not fold up in the slots, so happy with myself on this one.

Product list...
PTI Floral Frenzy Stamp Set
PTI sweet blush, berry sorbet ink, card stock and ribbon
PTI ripe avocado ink
PTI stampers select white card stock
cricut design studio
cricut George and basic shapes cartridge

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

PTI January Blog Hop

Challenge for this month was to create a "birthday card". I make lots of birthday cards every year but not so many on the Masculine side. So for the blog hop I challenged myself and made a Masculine Birthday Card...

Shout out to my Dad who has his 77th Bday in January
Happy Birthday Dad, Love you!

Product list...
PTI Simple Little Things stamp set
PTI Borders and Corners Square stamp set
PTI dark chocolate ink and card stock
PTI Aqua Mist card stock

Happy Stamp Day!

Got Skates?

It was so fun to see our little J on skates. She took to the rink like a pro and after just a few minutes she wanted nothing to do with the walker. However, she did want to go and join the hockey players. She flirted with them a bit and totally made her sister jealous. Who would have thought at the tender age of 3 one could skate...Oh, how fun it would be again to have the inhibitions of a child.

The older girls had never tried the sport before and were having a difficult time just standing up.

As a kid I used to skate the winter away, going to have to get a signed confession from Grandpa for my Girls to believe me. I was dreaming of putting the skates on and gliding over the ice, I was so good at it. Seems like that was a lifetime ago, I was terrified yesterday of just slipping on the ice. My sister and I would put our skates on at the house and walk for blocks to get to the rink. Some weekends our friends parents would take us out to a farm and we would skate on a stream or stock pond. My Grandpa used to live in town and when we would visit him my sister and I would go skate the river that runs through the park. So funny that my girls can't even conceive the thought.

Teaser card for PTI blog hop

Just a little teaser card before the blog hop tonight. You can join in the Papertrey Ink blog hop by taking this link. PTI Blog Hop Forum (The hop will begin at 7:00 CST.)

The Stamp Set you see below is PTI's Floral Frenzy, I won this set at last months hop.

Product list...
PTI floral frenzy stamp set
PTI Simple Little Things stamp set
PTI Ocean Tides DP
PTI Ripe Avocado ink
PTI Dark Chocolate DP and Satin Ribbon
SU slit punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cricut Cut File Nestabilities 2 Look Alike
you can find the cut file here Visit her blog, if you wish to have her cut files leave a comment in the post containing the file you want.
Cricut Design Studio

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Color Challenged

Coloring images is totally not my favorite thing to do. With our last PTI swap we actually swapped some stamped images. This one is Lilly, I think it is Pink Cat Studio image. So Amy and Angela this card is for you ;)

For this card I actually used PTI reinkers in Spring Moss and Aqua Mist, 3 drops into each aqua painter filled 1/4 full with water. **The aqua painters did take on this ink so going forward they can only be used for that particular color.** I did find this to be a fun way to color in the images since PTI does not have markers etc., gives you another option.

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PCS Image Lilly
Cricut Doodle charms cartridge (snowflakes)
SU word window punch
colored pencils
aqua painters
blender pens

Happy Stamp Day and have a wonderful weekend!
**I will be posting on Sunday for the PTI blog hop, 4PM cst.**

Thursday, January 22, 2009

100 things...

This came from my friend Jen's blog 100 things. I have made bold the one's I have done, what about you?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain (climbed inside a mountain does that count?)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I was there the elevator was not working there was no way I was walking LOL)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Hugged a goat
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (tried Spanish)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David ( a replica stands in a park in sioux falls sd have seen this one many times)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (with a child)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Been to a drive-in
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (Only my toes thank goodness)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem (would love to someday)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible (working on it)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Had your heart stop
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake (Drove through it with DH on Hwy 80)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

A CASE of Floral Frenzy

I so enjoy doing our PaperTrey Ink swaps, there are so many great cards that come in that my CASE file is packed full of things to do. This card is a case from Round 8 made by Cllstamper. Up 'til this swap every card has been photographed and placed into its own swap album (lack of camera is making this swap a bit tougher to compile an album). If you would like to CASE a few PTI cards these swap albums are a great place to start. Click on the justtieszen link in my sidebar to take you to the albums along with (cupojafa, amystamper and Chrys23. We are going to be finishing up round 1 for the year on Feb 9th be on the lookout for round 2 to open in Feb.

Product list...
PTI Floral Frenzy stamp set
PTI DP, ink, card stock and ribbon
dew drops
cuttlebug embossing folder
circle punches

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Take Note

I wanted to share with you this week my altered clamshell from my SU wood mounted stamps. I can't get a scan worth sharing so you will have to wait 'til I purhcase a new camera. Sorry, it is going to be worth the wait...

I have trouble remembering anything and our DD has told me to, "just write it down Mom.". I want to learn more about the Cricut before I make any purchases, there are so many great sites to shop and learn about this wonderful Bug that I made a new comp book just to keep track of it all. Best thing when I get ready to shop I will know what I NEED and what to look for. If you wish to find some Cricut info and get your bug a chirping I have created some links specially for the Cricut in my sidebar.

This bug was a cut file from Busy with the Cricky I ended up cutting two bugs one for my notebook and one for our DD she so loves the bug as well.

Product list...
Acrylic Paint
Foam brush
Comp notebook
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut cut file logo
BoBunny DP
SU card stock

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pizza Block Party

In the words of David Letterman, "Cut me a slice of that". In this post I have used the wooden blocks that my "So Sweet" stamp set was mounted on last week. I then downloaded the adjustable Pizza Box Cut file (link found below) and adjusted it to where my four blocks would fit. The top of the pizza box inside reads..."thinking of you today" with a layered smaller flower from floral frenzy. Sorry the photo of the open box is messed up I tried a few times to get it to work and they were all a blur.

I knew because of my back and hips with one side hurting more then the other I tend to walk and sit crooked, I did not know it lead me to see crooked also. LOL!! I swear I can't scan a straight image. Anyhow these blocks were done for Jen, she had asked earlier if anyone had unmounted SU stamps. Now it turns out she has done some and also has a project in the works. I told her she was still getting these because they had her name on them, also because I broke out the Modge Podge for them (I really hate that stuff). Some assembly required.

How to alter the wood blocks...
1. Un-mount your stamps as I previously have shown
2. Remove any remaining adhesive left of the block
3. Sand lightly if they are stained or have initials on the wood
4. Apply two coats of acrylic paint
5. Cut your DP the size of a block (all blocks are not the same size)measure them all, stamp our decorate your DP
6. Adhere with Modge Podge
7. Apply two coats of Modge Podge over the entire block
8. drill small hole on top of block
9. Bend 16 gauge wire in a loop to make your photo holder
10. Bead the wire
11. Apply small amount of adhesive to the final bead and wooden block to support the wire.
12. Place your elements in your loop (here I show a butterfly, I imagined her placing some wonderful cropped photos that she has).
13. You could connect them in a line with E6000 adhesive, I did not

For the Pizza Box...
I am totally Jazzed about this one, I actually found a cut file for the Cricut. If you wish to have it go to this blog Scrapped Lives look for the Pizza Box post and leave a comment with your email and she will send you the link.
Now there is a tutorial on SCS for this as well, I did not look it up because I now have this awesome cut file. If I get time I will seek out the link and post for you.
All I had to do was turn on the Cricut, cut the box, score on the score pal and assemble. No measuring, no hand cutting this was truly a dream, LOVE IT!

Product list...
Wood Blocks SU
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Sanding Block
Modge Podge
PTI Chocolate ReMix DP / card stock
PTI Floral Frenzy stamp set
PTI Butterfly Kisses stamp set
PTI Dark Chocolate Ink
Marvy scallop circle punch
Nestabilities scallop rectangle
circle punches
Cuttlebug die cut flower large
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Cut File Adjustable Pizza Box
Scor Pal
Double sided tape
Jewelry Pliers

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cuttlebug "Large" flower Die

I love it when PaperTrey Ink designs a flower that will fit into a cuttlebug die it makes your project so much more interesting. You know that I use my cuttlebug dies with my "Original Sizzix" Yep, that is right I have not purchased the actual Cuttlebug yet. At times I can't get a good clean cut on the first try, so I try again leading to the image slipping and cutting or embossing in a different spot causing me to have to start the process all over again. Same goes for the Nesties...

Well, I have been playing around with the Cricut again and Design Studio and I came up with the perfect flower cut to match the "Largest" flower out of the set of four. This is the flower I use the most so it is the first one I tried to recreate. Have to say it has saved me much time and wasted card stock.

So you have a Cricut and Design Studio software and wish to have this cut file? You can email me at with the words Cuttlebug large flower in the subject line and I will email you the link back. You will need George and Basic Shapes Cartridge and I use the baby bug.

Here are some cards I made with this die flower and PTI stamps...

PTI Stamp Sets that match this large flower die...
Beautiful Blooms
Floral Frenzy

Links to projects by Nichole Heady...
5 (Beautiful Blooms shown with die)
Fabric Flower Floral Frenzy

Links to projects by Melissa Bickford (Floral Frenzy Stamp Designer for PaperTrey Ink)
Thanks A Bunch
Floral Frenzy 1
Floral Frenzy 4

I have had fun looking up these links, I have probably CASEd them all this is totally my fave thing to do with these PTI flowers.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Knock Knock/This Week on Sara's Creative Adventures

Just want you to know you can see my wooden blocks and altered clamshel coming up this week and I have a funny joke for you....

Why do we say Amen and not Awoman?

Because we sing HYMS not HERS! LOL!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Miracles and Awards

I usually don't post on Saturday but I just have a couple of things to share today that are not crafty just thoughts. First I wish to start off with a plane crash...

Can you imagine how you would feel if you were on a plane and you know it was going to crash. Can you imagine being the pilot of that plane. We were shown a Miracle on Thursday when all passengers and crew escaped from such a plane into the freezing waters of the Hudson. In one word MIRACLE!

Do you know what the one Miracle was in each of the four gospels- other then the resurrection? It is the Miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand and asking the simple question "How many loaves do you have?". Got to admit most of the time I don't realize how many loves I have, I don't realize what I can do with the loaves I do have. It is really hard to get caught up in WHY ME, why do I have to hurt every day of my life, why is my ability to walk being taken away from me,why does the medicine I take make me not feel well, why can't I keep up with our 3 year old, why does out teenager have to give us so much grief? I think this way and my loaves disappear. For the New Year I have been thinking of ways to share my loaves, papercrafting is one of those ways I am so happy I am able to share that loaf with you.

1) How many loaves of bread were created on Thursday after the Miracle plane crash?
2) How many loaves of bread do you have?
3) Let's feed the people around us in 2009, let's share our loaves!

This next subject I don't talk about much it is hard enough in our home at this time when Democrats and Republicans are bashing heads. You see I am a Democrat and my DH is a Republican we can't have a conversation about politics without angry words to each other being said so we just don't say anything. I am so quick to shush DH when he talks about Obama or Tuesday (I have chosen my words wisely for 8 years, he should do the same for me for the next 8 ;) So I just want to share how excited I am for history to be made on Tuesday, and excited for our United States to create change and share our loaves. What would I do if I were President, I would throw all the banks, car companies and corrupt enterprises into the Hudson and see who can swim and who will sink. I would not bail anyone out, the cream rises to the top and I believe out of the ashes flies the Phoenix. This is the last I am going to say about this subject here on my blog.... GO-BAMA!

Now for an award from Chris

Name five blogs...
1) The Stamping Tree
2) Senior Sense
3) Mad Sky Designs
4) Cheryl Stamps and Scraps
5) Jen's Brain Things

You can find the links to all of these fab blogs and more in my sidebar.

Name five addictions...
1) Mt. Dew
2) Chocolate
3) Old Fashioned Oatmeal RAW (don't laugh you self silly over this one it is the truth)
4) Survivor
5) PaperTrey Ink

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, January 16, 2009


My apologies for this photo, the scanner does not do justice to any creations I suppose it would help if I could get the card to stay straight to complete the scan or play with the colors some when it is finished.

Here is the So Sweet Stampin' Up set that I unmounted the other day. I have not used it in a very long time, possibly because it involves different colored markers to color in. For this card though I just used my PTI ink pads and went for a messy blended look. LOL!! Anyhow, IRL this card looks fab and it is a total case of Joannhw's card in the round 10 PTI Swap Album. Her card is so beautiful, I loved the layout and her color combo thought it would go great with the strawberry from the So Sweet set. There is not many things better in life then Chocolate Covered Strawberries well okay, chocolate covered anything is pretty darn YUMMY!

Product list...
PTI Card stock, ink and ribbon
SU So Sweet Stamp Set
SU scallop border punch
SU scallop circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch
1/8" hole punch
cuttlebug embossing folder
Gel pen white
MM gold brads
Rectangle scallop Nestabilities

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Un-mounting Stampin' Up Stamps

**Disclaimer**I know this is going to cause some of you to FREAK OUT, and I would have done the same thing just a few years ago. I to was a die hard Stampin' Up Fan, I would only purchase stamps from this company I enjoyed the style, the matching paper and ink along with my Demo and her creative ideas. I am not nor have I been a stampin' up demo on the other hand I have been a paper crafter and scrapbooker for over 14 years so I bring my experience and my stamping style into this conversion.

Readers of my blog know that I have fallen in love with a stamp company called Papertrey Ink. I so enjoy the stamp sets they produce the new ink they have mastered and the coordination of paper and ribbon colors - this ink it is just divine, there are no other words to describe it.

If you would have asked me before I found this company if I would ever use anything else my answer would have been NO. So for the past few years since finding Splitcoast stampers on the Net I have been trying different stamps, different DP's and so on. For the most part I keep coming back to PTI. In this process I also purchased some Stampin' Bellas they come as rubber, unmounted stamps. Whith them I would use my Scotch brand Double Sided Tape and the acrylic PTI stamping blocks. They worked on the other hand I don't like to color images so I don't purchase these stamps anymore and I have sold mine. If there is an image I would like I ask for it in the SCS user forum Wish RAK.

There has been some talk in our PTI swap thread about unmounting su stamps. I have done this in the past to make corrections to trimming or image placement on the wooden blocks but never before have I removed them for ever that is until this past week. I took a so so stamp set that I don't use much but is in my keep pile and totally unmounted it from the wood block and the foam. Here is how it is done...

1. heat your wood block mounted stamp in the microwave for 10 seconds
2. remove your stamp from the wood block
3. place stamp in microwave for another 10 seconds then remove the foam backing
4. take rubbing alcohol to remove any leftover sticky residue on the stamp back
5. mount to a CD case with double sided sticky tape, I use Scotch Brand
5. mount with easy mount for a more permanent mount of your stamps
6. remove image sticker from wood block while it is still warm and place on the front of your cd case
7. remove name sticker from your storage box and place on the spine of the CD

Now you have unmounted your stamps and are ready to create. I have more alterable items in my stash from the conversion, coming up I will show you how to reuse your wooden blocks and your storage containers.

What are your thoughts on this subject I would love to hear them...

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Floral Fantasy 2009 round 1 PTI swap card

I have been working on my second card for this swap (link in sidebar if you wish to sign up there is still time to catch round 1 for 2009). So many wonderful cards have all ready arrived every day the mail comes it is just like Christmas. It is so fun to see the cards IRL and like my card online they just don't look right in person in so much better.

This card holds a surprise in the center fold, guess what you have to be a swapper and lucky enough to get one of them to figure it out. After the swap ends I will show you the rest of the card. Can you guess what it may be?

Product list...
PTI card stock and ink
PTI Flower Garden stamp set
MM dp
SU mellow moss card stock
cuttlebug embossing folder
*the following were used on the inside fold, does this help you out any for your guessing?
*SU word window punch
*dew drops
*PTI ribbon
*PTI Flower Garden Sentiments stamp set

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So Very Bella Rose

Here is a sketch from last week from Our Creative Corner...

This is the card I made for the sketch challenge...

Product list...
SU So Very stamp set
SU Bella Rose DP
SU scallop edge punch
SU silver cord
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
Heart Charm

Just a reminder Jen has started up her challenge again and I took her up on it. I will be making no crafting purchases for 30 days. (I started this challenge on Sat Jan 3rd.) Jen's 30-60-90 challenge

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Signature Heart Frame...Cut File

I have added another cut file to my Valentine folder, if you would like to have this cut file click on the photo of it in my side bar and it will take you to MediaFire where you can download it. **You will need Cricut, Cricut Design Studio and the Cricut George Cartridge.**

Product list...
PTI Borders and Corners Circle Stamp Set
PTI Ribbon and Ink
SU Real Red Card Stock
SU Riveting
SU Hearts and Posies
SU clear button
Circle Punch
Rectangle Punch
Cricut Design Studio (I have the free version)
Cricut George Cartridge
Signature Heart Frame Cut file
SU Label Punch Cut File
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Heart Brads
Dimensional tape

Would you like to win a pack of my Designs for Valentines using SU's Real Red? Leave me a comment in this post and I will draw a random winner on Wednesday. Let me know what your thoughts are on the Cricut or any of its products.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A fun blog candy win...

Just a short post for today, I won blog candy from Jennifer at Jennifer's Sweet Treat Designs she made this beautiful watermark for me to place on my designs. Check out her blog she has many great ideas here she is a blogger I have had on feedblitz for a long time now and love to check out her designs.

See you on Monday have a safe happy weekend.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Open Heart...Cricut Cut File

**Jen was the random number generator winner for blog candy, I will ge getting a PTI Rak out in the mail for you.** (10:29 AM Friday Edit Post)

Here is my second attempt at a Cricut Design Studio Cut File. You can find the file download in my side bar just click on the card photo.
**You will need Cricut, Cricut Design Studio and Cricut George Cartridge.**

Product list...
PTI Pure Poppy Card Stock
PTI Polka Dot Parade DP
PTI Ribbon
Ghost Letters
Key charm
Cricut Design Studio (I have the free version)
Cricut George Cartridge
Adhesive Dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Top Note...Note Book

Here is a note book that I assembled using the Top Note Cut file {You can find the cut file here Brain Things. If you wish to download this file you must leave a comment in here Top Note Post along with your email address and she will email you the link to the file.
**You will need Cricut, Cricut Design Studio along with the Cricut George Cartridge.**
I was able to cut the top note pieces in half and make two note books from the one top note image.

My friend Barb gave us some paper over Christmas break she thought our youngest could scribble on some of it. I saw a note book right away, thanks Barb!

Product list...
Basic Grey "Sultry"
Top Note Cut File
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut George Cartridge
SU asst. Ribbons
Robins Nest dew drops
Bind it All
Bind it All Wire 1/2"
SU scallop circle punch
SU card stock Rose Red
K and Co quotes

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kindred Spirits... Cricut Cut File

Here is my first card made with my own file that I created with the Cricut Design Studio. I am calling it Kindred Spirits, If you would like this cut file please click on the card photo link in my side bar and it will take you to the MediaFire download. This file is for personal use, it can not be shared, distributed or sold in any form.
**You will need a Cricut with Design Studio and George Cartridge**

Product list...
PTI Stamp Set Simple Little Things
PTI Pure Poppy Card Stock
PTI Ribbon
Pallette Noir Ink
Bo Bunny DP and accents
SU SAB rub ons
Flower Border Cut File
Cricut Design Studio (I have the trial version)
Cricut George Cartridge

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

PTI swap round 1

Looking back through the gallery for Papertrey Ink swap round 1 these stood out as some of my fave cards from that swap round. Little Lady was the PTI stamp set that first caught my attention.
Want to start out the new year PTI swapping with us, take the link in my sidebar to round 1 for 2009. Hope we see you there....

PTI round 1 swap card by Cupojafa

PTI round 1 swap card by kimberlyG

Here is the direct link into the Papertrey ink round 1 card album on SCS

If you visit the above posted link to the album and select your fave leave a comment here on this post for your chance to win a PTI RAK from me. (I will draw a random winner on Thursday AM.)

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Faves of 2008 and more

So as I was cleaning up my stamping space for the New Year I was looking at the things I don't ever use and the items I use all of the time. My fave craft items of 2008 were...
Scor Pal
ATG 714
PTI ink pads, card stock and ribbon
PTI Flower Garden stamp set

SU Scallop Circle punch
SU scallop border punch
SU Bella Rose DP
A2 envelopes
Scotch Double stick tape
Tombo Multi

Items that did not rock my crafting world...

Nestabilities Dies, Why? I think it is because I use my Regular Sizzix with them and I do not have much luck with them cutting on the first few tries. They do work with the Sizzix just not very well.

SU One of a Kind punch, hard to line up the flowers correctly and when you do get them to punch they fly all over the place.

What is on my list for 2009....
ATG tape refills
Scotch Double sided tape
Tombo Multi Adhesive
A2 envelopes
Anything PTI
I won Flower Frenzy stamp set from PTI that will be in the mail soon, YIPPEE!
Copic Markers
Marvy Clever Lever Punches
Cricut Expressions
Cricut Cartridge (Boxes bags and tags)...those who know me best know I can't wrap a package to save my soul this would be the best investment of the year and beyond!!

I would love to hear your faves and your want lists...

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Power of Prayer

I was Blurfing over the New Year Holiday and found a site (should have wrote it down) talking about keeping track of your prayers for the New Year and how God answers them. I don't so much want to see if they go answered or not but keeping my prayer journal has been great at keeping my prayers on track and helps me to remember all that I have on my list.

Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope...faithful in prayer.

Product list...
Comp Note book
Basic Grey DP "Sultry"
SU pretties kit
SU Card Stock
Prima flowers
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Design Studio
Acrylic Paint
Sponge Brush

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cricut Design Studio

Okay, never have I admitted before to having OCD when it comes to my crafting until today. I have not gone to bed, you can hear the chirp of the Cricut ringing through the house and my mind is on full speed ahead. New Years Day I spent my time organizing my craft area doing so I brought the Cricut out of the computer cabinet to my work table and hooked it up to my laptop. I downloaded the free Design Studio months ago and never played with it until yesterday.

There is a link in my sidebar that has the Cricut Logo, click on this link to take you to the web page where you can find the free version of the Design Studio (This version will only work with the George Cartridge, you will need to purchase the full version to use your other cartridges). Warning, once you click you may not quit ;)

Here is a flower frame made with the Design Studio and the George Cartridge, you can find the cut file for this frame {here} at Paper, Scissors, Ink. I cut my frame on SU's Rose Red Card Stock.

Here is my card, mind you it is not finished yet I will put some bling into the flower centers and place some ribbon. (Because of the lack of camera I can't get a good scan with a bulky card.) I may replace the center image with the sentiment stamped on a plain piece of card stock not sure if I am used to busy backgrounds yet for sentiments.

Such a fun card to make, I love my new discovery.

supply list...
SU card stock
PTI ink and images
Gingerbread Stamp Sentiment
Scallop card Sizzix Bigz Dies
Cricut Cartridge George
Cricut Design Studio (Trial Version)

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Stamping top 51

Here is the story about Stamping top 50, I have been up then down in the ranks. It frustrated me so much that I had to move my counter to the bottom of my sidebar because I did not like to look at it every time I loaded my page. Much to my amazement as I was doing more tweaking to my blog I realized that today I had made it back up to the top 51. My Blogger friend Wanda has taught me much and coached me through my first few years here for my blog and I really want to thank her for all of her help and tips. I have been teaching myself html codes so I am sure you have noticed my blog changing a bunch and expect it to keep changing as I learn more and my creative style changes. Not bad for someone who continually fell asleep in her college computer classes ;)
To ice the cake last night I had a post in the SCS PTI swap forum from a fellow swapper that reads....


I just wanted to send you a bizarre, but huge thank you! I decided to visit your blog again tonight after not visiting in ages. I was having a rough evening and started playing a few tunes on your playlist that have restored my confidence and made me feel a thousand times better. Bet you never expected anyone to tell you that, eh? Thanks!


This is the most excitement I have had with my blog in a long time. Thank you Sarah for your kind comments.

So for the fun part I have some blog candy for you. Leave a comment here in this post of what you like best about my blog changes and what you may want to see go by the wayside. I will draw a random winner on Monday AM for a DP prize package. (Sorry about no photo, Hey I should go try my camera again maybe I have more lucky Karma coming my way).

Happy Stamp Day!


Number two for my sketch challenges...are you going to play along. Please leave a comment in this post with a link to your creation so everyone can see it. If you wish to upload to a gallery please use the keyword SCA02.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, January 1, 2009



Since my Camera is down and will be for sometime I decided to start off the New Year by giving you some layouts to use. Please leave a comment with a link back to your creation if you decide to play along.

For this card the center folded focal strip should measure
8 1/4" by 2 3/4" scored in the center and then it will fit perfectly layered on your card back. Below you can see a poorly scanned image of what my beautiful card looks like. The butterfly portion of the card is where you will find the sentiment.

I wish I could share with you the card that I made in this style but it is so very bulky and would not scan into the computer correctly. So be creative and show me what you can do...
Happy Stamp Day!

Happy New Year

Hope your New Year is filled with many Blessings!