Friday, February 27, 2009

Have a Great Weekend...UGH!

I seriously need to take my own advice today... UGH!! After a few days of phone and Internet problems I know Knology has no Knowledge!! Wonder if we will get some type of rebate for interrupted service, this is very frustrating. It is bad enough we live in the middle of nowhere so we don't have a choice on service providers and this lack of choice really stinks. I have some projects to share but I am having problems uploading photos so I am going to have a great weekend, not think of computer connection problems or the Internet and save my new projects for next week.

Hopefully Monday will bring us back on track, hopefully. If anyone is trying to contact us good luck, our phone has been iffy at best also.

Remember to link up for the Perfect Match Prize drawing on Monday. Also play along with this weeks color challenge and link in for another chance to win a PTI RAK.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PTI Feb Blog Hop Put 'Spring' into your step

From PaperTrey Ink...
"February Blog Hop
Easter and other spring celebrations will be here before you know it! And besides, there's nothing better to beat the winter doldrums than to turn our minds towards those first spring flowers bursting through the ground and the birds returning with their sweet songs.
Your challenge this month is to put a little "spring" into your step, by incorporating the flowers, familiar sights and colors of spring into a
project. Think birds nests containing newly laid eggs, flowers in pretty pastels, new green leaves, baby chicks and anything else that speaks to your creative soul! We look forward to seeing all of your interpretations of this fun challenge!"

My apologies for this bad scan, my camera is shot and this is the best pic I can get for now...For this project I did start out making a card for SCS SC216 (shown below) and it just snowballed from there. I ended up altering an old photo frame that was in the basement last spring when it flooded and needed some love. I sanded, painted and sanded again. Put on the front cover of Bella Rose DP and lots of Modge Podge my friend. NOT!! I even finished the back of the frame off like a true framer with a piece of Pure poppy. Next I made my siggy back and it is ready for any gallery, okay my gallery wall in the living room.

Product list...
PTI Floral Frenzy Stamp Set
PTI Pure Poppy Dotted Ribbon
PTI Pure Poppy card stock
PTI Pure Poppy ink
PTI Ripe Avacado card stock
PTI Ripe Avacado ink
PTI Sweet Blush card stock
SU Bella Rose DP
SU circle punches
Marvy scallop circle punch
Modge Podge
Rotary Tool for sanding frame

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

D's Brag Book

I have been hopelessly cleaning up my stamp area getting it more organized and under
controll. I had started a system of putting my FAVE sketch challenges on SCS into a bragbook so I can find samples easy. Well first off not many would fit, next it just was not the perfect system. I cleaned it out and dolled it up for D, now she has a brag book that matches her Plum Pudding Bedroom.

Product list...
Brag book
Chipboard Letter
PTI plum pudding card stock and ribbon
PTI vintage cream card stock
PTI Guidelines DP
Prima Flower
Marvy scallop punch
Cricut george circle

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, February 23, 2009

SCA3C13 Perfect Match Monday Spring Fling

This is a great color combo for this week and could easily be used in conjunction with the PTI blog hop on Feb 25th.

I know, I know I am getting so very tired of this very poor scans myself. Just a few more days 'til I replace my broken camera then my blog photos will be back on track. This card is actually layered on a base of Sweet Blush then Lavender Moon next there is a piece of Everyday Blessings DP in Spring Moss. The flowers are two layers a card stock layer and a chipboard layer, gives it a ton of dimension IRL.

** Support my weekly color challenges by placing my badge on your blog and linking back to the contest post to be entered in the drawing, drawing will close Monday March 2nd. Here is a link to the badge contest post Perfect Match Mondays**

Are you playing along today, use the Mr. Linky (Below) to link up your Perfect Match SCA3C13 color challenge project for your chance to win a Perfect Match Prize. One winner chosen each Monday via Random Number Generator

Perfect Match Prize Package includes...
Perfect Match card stock 4 1/2 sheets
Perfect Match ribbon 12"

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Perfect Match Monday's

**Sara's Creative Adventures is in no way associated with PaperTrey Ink. I am a loyal customer that enjoys papercrafting with these products and wish to share my joy with you. Perfect Match is the name for PaperTrey Ink Exclusive new colors**

Here is my new Badge for SCA3C color challenges, I have missed my weekly PTI Color Challenges now that I am restocking my stash I am bringing them back. Want to support my effort by placing my linked badge on your blog?
Grab the badge, post in your blog bar linked to this addy...

Complete the Mr Linky at the end of this post
Comment in this post

I will send a PTI Perfect Match RAK to 10 Random bloggers that post my Linked Badge.

Rak for all blog badge supporters will include... This RAK Will Remain Open til further notice
Perfect Match Card Stock (4 1/2 sheets)
Perfect Match Ribbon (12")

There will also be a drawing for one supporting blogger to receive...This Drawing will close on Monday March 2 2009 and a winner will be drawn using the Random Integer.
Perfect Match Ink Cube (1 cube)
Perfect Match Card Stock (12 sheets)
Perfect Match Ribbon (One spool)
Perfect Match Buttons (25 buttons)

Thank you all for you kind comments on the new blog look, I think I finally love it right were it is. Don't know how long that will last but for now enjoy. I should warn you my DH calls me the Woodpecker because, I love to rearrange the house and move photos always leaving holes LOL! Good thing for Digi wallpaper ;)
Good luck, and Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Not So Easy, easy card

I wanted to make a single layer rockin' card yesterday, this was as close as I could get....

I don't know why something that you think should be easy is totally killer. I went through about 6 cards fronts, back and insides trying to get it to work out the way I had visioned it. I plan on giving it another go, I did want just a single layer and no embellishments. (Had to put the ribbon on, there was just a ton of card left and it needed some ribbon love.)

Product list...
PTI Floral Frenzy
PTI Card Stock, ink and ribbon
Scor Pal

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SCA3C12 my Card

Yippee, I finally had time to play with a card. Here is my card for SCA3C12 color challenge (you can find the color challenge in the post below this one). I used two PTI sets on my card Wise Owl and Borders and Corners Square. It is a Mash of about 3to 4 swap cards each one having used a great technique I have been wanting to try.

Cupojafa's Lamb Card (ribbon border)
Craftycrunchymama's 4 square card
Flyingace74's card from round 8
Okay, so I guess my CASE card count is, a two, a Three.....Three CASE Cards. I grew up watching Sesame Street, love the count ;)

Product list...
PTI Dark Chocolate card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Berry Sorbet card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Sweet Blush card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Wise Owl
PTI Borders and Corners Square
Circle Punches
red liner tape
SU clear button

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, February 16, 2009


Good Monday Morning ;)
I have brought back my weekly color challenges using Papertrey Ink Perfect Match colors. (You can substitute any company you have.) When you upload to a gallery please use keyword SCA3C12 and leave a comment in this post so we can all find your creation.

On Sunday I took the girls to town. I actually made it out of Mikes' with an unused 50% coupon. What I went in for (Armour Etch) was sold out I snooped around for a bit and we left, I was so proud of myself. Now for a rant...Every time I go to that store they are out of what I went in for, EVERY TIME! Not to mention the store was an unorganized mess and there are never enough cashiers.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mom can you? Part 2


Okay, so I was able to scan a few of my Candy Bags for you. I have just been using up supplies I have. There is enough DP around here to wallpaper the entire house, and in the past (before PTI) I would stock up on spools of ribbon at Mikes and I have plenty of ribbon also.

Post below has the link to the cut file on Capadia Designs and also a link to her candy bags.

I took more care this holiday with my Nephews bag I made sure there was no PINK involved. After the Christmas funny over the "pink" popcorn, I won't make that mistake again it was downright LOL funny though.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mom can you?

Make 22 Valentines I changed my mind about handing them out...Little did she know that I was ahead of the game this time. I had an inkling she was going to change her mind who don't want to hand out valentines.

I was surfing Cricut blogs and found this cut file at Capida Designs. This file makes the perfect little treat bag, and Lord knows I have a stack of DP to cut.

Here is the link to her post on this candy bag project
Capadia Designs Candy Bag Since I can't scan my treat sacks this will give you an inkling as to what they look like. If you have a Cricut and Design Studio Capida Designs is the place to blurf.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Swapping Cards... Debcst

Card by debcst on SCS
She has used the Remember set from PTI and my fave color combination so I thought it fitting to share her card with you today.
Have started swaps for PTI for 2009. Today I put swapping on top of my list before working on a project. There is a link to round 2 in the sidebar (hosted by Cupojafa) come and play with us.
Here is a link to the album for round 2...still working on getting all the cards uploaded. Round 1 2009 Album on SCS
Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PTI, PTI, PTI Mantra

I have been really tired and all messed up with my sleep patterns the past few days I can hardly keep up with myself and Little J. Here she is just a moth old practicing some yoga, I need to follow in her footsteps for a few days. PTI, PTI, PTI will be my Mantra 'til the 15th. I hope to be able to work on a project for wed tonight.
I ran across this photo when I was organizing last week, keep in mind little J is now 3 (that is how far behind I am in scrapbooking, so need to get busy on her book).

I just can't believe all of the goodness Papertrey ink is going to have in the 15th release. If you have not yet you really should go to capture the moment and take part in the fun and games and have some chances at winning the best stamping supplies on the market.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Button, Button Where is the Button

Edited to add sketch card at 10:18 AM CST 2/8/09
As promised here is my sketch card for CPS...

My card base is a Sizziz Bigz scallop die and some of the scallops were cut out of the scan. IRL this card is a true beauty and I so thank Chrys23 for sharing some of her cherished Basic Grey Bittersweet with me. Thank you ;)

When I was a kid I so enjoyed playing hide and seek with my Grandmother. She usually put it in the same spot so it never took long to find it, here fave spots were the top of the door frame or on the chandelier or ceiling fan. Anyhow it was a great time easy or not, I wonder if she ever figured out that we knew what she was up to? Anyhow the point I am making is that PTI is going to release BUTTONS on the 15th, I am so very excited. They have made buttons to match the Perfect Match colors in many different shapes and sizes just like Grandmas buttons. So can't wait to get my hands on some of these...

Photo bleow is from Capture the Moment...
Take the posted link above the photo and enter for your chance to win a jar full of these beauties from PTI.

You have a second chance at winning today, visit CPS complete this layout and post per directions found on their site
I will be back in a little bit with my card sketch...

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A PTI connect the dot challenge

Today on Capture the Moment Nichole has a connect the dots puzzler to win some awesome prizes. You connect the dots and it will form the card layout you are to use for the challenge.

I love the new dotted paper coming on the 15th, and the new colors are so YUMMY, lets talk RIBBON it is so beautiful. Really PTI has the best stuff out there, in my opinion.

Here is my challenge card...

Product list...
PTI Women of life
PTI beautiful blooms
PTI floral frenzy
Think I enjoy PTI floral sets? The one shown today has made my list.
PTI card stock
PTI ink
Cricut Cartridge (thank you Banu for the cutout goodies I love them;)
Dew drops
cuttlebug embossing folder dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Frist ever PaperTrey Color challenge?

Today on Capture the Moment PTI is showing a color combo paper package, how great is that!

Here are the links to my PTI exclusive color challenges I have hosted in the past, feel free to play along use the posted keyword per challenge so we can all see what you have created...

SCA3C11 Fall Colors

Here is a link to the PTI exclusive color swatches up to 2009 in JPEG format...
JPEG Papertrey ink color swatches

Bella Rose Birthday

Below is my completed Bella Rose Birthday set for my Friend. She will be celebrating her birthday on Saturday...Happy Birthday ;)

I have not made these beaded pens and chapsticks for a bit, forgot just how fun they were to make. And it never fails, I make some extra up for my craft area and the girls are wanting them. Good thing I have a two year supply stash ;)

**You will find a supply list for each of the cards in previous posts **

Product list...
SU Bella Rose DP kiwi card stock
PTI acrylic stamp box
PTI ribbon and card stock
Chapstick tube
red liner tape
heat gun
embossing tray
glue dots
Marvy scallop punches
Happy Stamp Day! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Green Bag

Okay, you now know my bag is not GREEN in color but it is indeed green because I have recycled and empty PTI stamp box for my project...
My apologies for the scan, I have yet to replace my camera and it is very difficult to scan any type of 3d item let alone one that is made from acetate, UGH!

Here is the link for the PTI contest page Thursday, the guidelines are to make your own bag.

Nichole has show us this technique of the z-becky brown bags in the past.

Product list...
PTI stamp box
PTI card stock and vellum
PTI Ribbon
PTI Heart Prints
Marvy scallop square punches
Basic Grey Button
SU silver cord

Thanks go out again to Chrys23 and Hermanator for sharing the new PTI products with me, thank you ;)
Happy Stamp Day!

52 Weeks 52 Sketches week 5 layout

For the life of me I can't find the inspiration back for this color combo, it may have been these PTI cards. I saw bold black print with purple flowers on what was it? Anyhow this is how my scrapbook page turned out with the inspiration photo I have in my head. I love the boldness of the black with the purple. The photos are of little J and her first smile, cuteness indeed!

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

OCC Crazy for Hearts

Challenge to use two or more hearts...I really struggled with this easy peasy challenge. Not sure where my Mojo is, I think it is hiding. Here is my card...

Product list...
PTI heart prints
PTI card stock and ink
thank you Chrys23 and Hermanator for the awesome PTI goodies
PTI Merry and Bright additions
White Versamark
SU silver cord
SU word window punch

Happy Stamp Day!
silver gel pen

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

52 Weeks 52 sketches week 4 layout

My friends have gotten me inspired to scrapbook again, they posted a link to 52 weeks 52 sketches (the blinkie is now in my blogbar). You can check out their inspiring ideas here...
Chris' Corner
F stop Memories
A busy little crafty Bee

I had to scan my 12 by 12 page two times and line it up in my scrapbook program to get a full page look for you. It wrecks the first impression of the page I know, but IRL this is one cute layout. Our little J really loves herself as the mermaid.

Today I have completed my 30 days of no new supplies, how inspiring this Challenge is of Jen's I wonder if she realized that when she started it? I have cleaned up and organized my area once again, hopefully it will stay that way a bit longer this time around. I still want to use up some of the cool stuff I found on this journey so I can go a few more days yet with out new products. Heck I could probably make it two years and still have things to work with.

Product list...
Cricket cartridges GBS, Paper doll Dress Up
SU card stock and retired DP
SU scallop circle punch
Circle punches
Corner rounder punch
MM brads
Dew Drops

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

SCA04 Pieces

Here is my take on some cards that I have seen lately where the stripes could be of ribbon, DP or different colors of card stock (it is your choice). Then to have the simplicity of a top sentiment really pulls this look off. Have fun, if you make a project with this layout please link back to this post so we can see.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Papertrey Ink swatches

**Color swatches were used above to create the photo mats in Spring Moss and the bottom paper layer in Aqua Mist that coordinate with the the PTI digi file Eat Cake.

I so love PTI and now that they have come up with my number 1 choice of ink they are my go to stamp company to order from.

I have created a file of color swatches and saved them as Jpeg's, I use these files for digi scrapbooking and for colors when I change my blog look around. If you are interested in these swatches you can take this link to download the file...

PTI color swatches before 2009

Be sure and check out Capture the Moment starting today to get in on PTI's 2nd anniversary birthday party. She has promised many giveaways in the next week.

Papertrey Ink

Have a great day!