Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book of Cards


Here are some photos of my Book card holder completed. I used my Design Studio .cut file (you can find the download posted above under blog header). This set of cards will be headed to my DH's great aunt. As you know I have had a bad week and just getting back into stamping I kept these cards really simple and just put on the PTI DP cut to 4" by 5 /4" on most of the A2 card fronts then adhered the same DP to the back flap of the envelope a simple stamped sentiment on the inside and I had 6 cards and envelopes in little time.

Product list...
Cricut George and Basic Shapes
Cricut Plantin School Book
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut DS .cut file Book of Cards by Sara Paschal
PTI Raspberry Fizz Mix DP
PTI Raspberry Fizz Card Stock and Ink
PTI Stampers Select White Card Stock
PTI Dotted white ribbon
PTI Classics Anniversary set
red liner tape

Happy Stamp Day!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book of Cards DS .Cut file by Sara Paschal

Well a week after I started here it is...I only have the Expression version completed have to clear the fog out of my brain and get it geared up for thinking again so I can complete the baby bug version.
I will be back on Thurs with some views of my creation.

Below you see two screen shots of DS, the first one shows the cover
score cover at 5" and again at 6"

Below you see the inside holder you will need to cut two of these, I have drawn in the score lines for you in yellow.

1) Cut and score two of the inside holders
2) Use redliner tape to adhere flaps of the holder
3) Adhere ribbon to the back side of both holders leaving enough ribbon on each side for tying
4) Secure each holder to the cover with redliner tape
5) Fill with 6 cards and Envelopes
6) Tie your card box closed

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

No Color Challenge this Week :(

Sorry, I have had no time to make or think up a color challenge for this week. I go back to the Dr this afternoon.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April PTI Blog Hop...Let's Play!

DH and I enjoy playing cards with friends our favorite game is Spades. One night a few years ago DH was still a heavy smoker and stepped out for a smoke break. We stacked the deck to give him the optimal run the deck hand. He comes back in looks at his cards pats them into a stack and says "LET's Play". LOL, we let him take his run then told him when he was done that he had some help with it, still laugh thinking about it. Anyhow this take along tote is perfect for game nights it holds a pen, notepad, deck of cards and a nutty treat. If you score 3/4" twice on each since you get a perfect pocket for the small PTI Glassine Bags full of nuts. Perfect way to tote along a nice set of cards the kids have not found and used ;)

Product list...
PTI fresh alpha stamp set
PTI New Leaf Ribbon and card stock
PTI Glassiene bag small
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Design Studio
PTI look alike take along tote .Cut file (Posted at top under blog header)
Deck of poker cards
Mead Memo Book
DP unknown
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Brad from Spare Parts

BUI and some TY's

I have been flat on my back since Wed morning, I went to sit down to start some first cuts on my new PTI look alike template on the Cricut and ended up on my hands and knees unable to move. DH got me up and to the ER where I was pumped full of Morphine, Valium and Dilaudid and sent home almost six hours later...UGH. Dh had to take a day off of work to sit at home and babysit me, so can't tell you how pathetic that makes me feel. Today is the first day I have tried to shower and sit up, figured I better get it done before dh goes to work. The girls will have to babysit there Mom today I am sure that makes them feel about as good as it makes me feel. D

Don't have my project ready for the blog hop, hopefully I can show it to you next week. I better get off for now before they issue me a ticket for blogging under the influence.

A huge TY going out to my PTI Secret sis stephie1027, I so loved your tote of cards and the color combo so ROCKIN' I totally loved it brightened my horrible days with something so very beautiful. Thank you so much for the paper and ribbon and goodies you have sent with it. As soon as I am up to it I will leave a comment in the tread,Did you photograph it? I hope you did need to show it off and I don't have a camera.

Wanda, WOWzer you sent a beautiful package of goodies can't wait to get to feeling better and did into that box. TY so very kind.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Nothing crafty to share this AM, Little J and I went to town on Tuesday to see Grandpa and Grandma. Little J had a fun time chasing the Easter Bunny out of Grandpa's garden and down the block. ACK, she would still be running if she had not tripped over a driveway. (She was not hurt but she stayed down til I caught up to her.) Grandma got to visit a neighbors house she had never been in before because Little J wanted to see the cats.

We are going green today with the reclamation of some railroad ties to line the new drive with a flower bed. Grandma gave us some flower bulbs to plant and the weather is going to be great here this afternoon. FINALLY ;)

Want to find some ways for your family to go green visit...

This past year here are some of the steps we have taken to green up around our home.

1) More cold water washes Tide for Cold water really works great with our rural water. I do still wash towels and linens in HOT water.

2) Wash one load of clothes per day, there is five of us in the house it got the girls to cut back on what was considered dirty and now they wear a hoodie two or three times before it hits the laundry basket, jeans maybe a couple of times.

3) DH bought a water cooler for the house so we don't purchase as much bottled water. Instead we recycle plastic bottles or use drinking glasses well at home.

4) We have replaced all the old fashioned bulbs in our home.

5) I clean less with bleach now after little J decided to drink some last fall. Now I clean with baking soda and vinegar you will be surprised how well the combo really does clean. I did break down and purchase one bottle of bleach this past month but one bottle compared to one a week that is a huge change.

Some plans for the upcoming year...
1) Clothes Line for the backyard

2) Homemade Laundry soap
Powdered Detergent
2 cups finely grated soap
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1. Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.
2. Use 2 tablespoons per full load.

3) This is big for me drink less Mt. Dew that will save us cans, bottles and the all the packaging. Not to mention the wear on my teeth and the addition of body weight.

4) Another biggie for us switch the way we carry groceries home. We still use the bad way of plastic bags ( I know, I know) we really need to stop this. When we shop we shop for the month, I think it is time to bring back some cardboard boxes instead of using the plastic or start replacing with some of the reusable bags now available.

5) Cut back on our weekly output of garbage by doing more recycling of everything from clothes, shoes, plastic, glass etc. I now save all our pickle, spaghetti sauce glass etc to etch and turn into little treat jars for gift giving.

Bottom line is there are changes to be made all around us from simple to more advanced. If we all start with something simple a huge difference can be made.

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bring it Along Card Case DS .cut file by Sara Paschal

Okay, I promise I will try hard to have a camera by the blog hop scanning things just does not do the project justice AT ALL. This Case is so cute, I even had cards on hand in the colors so I just worked out the Case and my .cut file.

Going forward you will find links to my DS .cut files at the top of my Blog, I hope to create more in the near future to share with you. Please do not forward my .cut file, send interested requests here to my posted download link. All files were created by Sara Paschal if you use my .cut file please leave a link to your project so I can see your creation.

You will need...
Cricut Expression or Baby Bug my file will work with either.
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Design Studio free Download found {here}

You will need to cut two of these on for the front and one for the back. Score each at 8".

Below you see a cut and scored pocket...score your pocket at 1/2" and at 1" on three sides, cut the corners out and place your red liner tape. This will become your outer pocket, you can either cut one just for the front or cut two so you have one on the back.

This screen shot shows you the cover that will fit a Mead Memo pad 3" by 5" you will need to score it on one end at 3/4" and 1".

Enjoy, I had fun trying to figure this out it has been the most involved project I have created myself with Cricut Design Studio. Included in the .cut file you will find two different covers and two different decorator front panels one with a scallop and one rectangle. Also a RSVP pen cut so you can match your memo pad and pen.

PTI Simply Stationary stamp set
PTI vintage cream ribbon
PTI new leaf ribbon and ink pad
SU DP retired
SU in colors blue bayou and Wild Wasabi retired
Cricut George Cartridge
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut .cut file (download posted at top of blog)
red line tape
Button from Basic Grey
Mead memo pad

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

SCA3C21 Misty Shadow Leaf

The new Smoky Shadow color from PTI was long awaited, I can't wait to start using some. If you have not gotten your orders yet it is always okay to sub any card stock from another company that is close to the weekly PTI Perfect Match Colors.

My scan does not show the two rows of Aqua Mist stamping but they are there. IRL I love this card hope my Dad will also. Jan, Don't let him see ;) I can finally mark off my to do list of inking up my Simply Stationary Set from PTI, this is the first set I have purchased and had no time to use.

I have such a goodie for you stop back on Tuesday to see my Cricut Design Studio Take on PTI's Take Along of all it is FREE and you can use it in the upcoming blog hop on the 25th. What a Happy Stamp Day!
You will need the following...
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut George Cartridge
My .Cut file Simply Stationary Tote by

You can find the trial version of Design Studio {Here} the trial version can be downloaded and used to cut this file. AND IT IS ALSO FREE!

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The last pages of Moms Book

Thank you so much for all of your support this week I had fun making these pages for my Mom's book.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More SB pages of Mom and her family

The pages I am sharing today are of my Mom with her Sister My Aunt Shirley. Today is the 15 year anniversary of my Mother's passing, she was laid to rest exactly one year to the day her loving Sister past away. And who says people can't die from a broken heart?

You also see my Mom below with two of my Nieces she loved to have the grand kids over we always had such fun, and game playing was always a piece of that fun.

Then there is Grandma Smith she taught my Mom to sew and My Mom taught me. My fave were the dresses she would make and then the Barbie clothes they were so cute. Grandma's name still comes up in the quilting circle at St. Johns Lutheran she was so loved there.

There are not many pics around of all five of us kids, my brothers and sisters are older and most of my memories they were moved out already. The one you see below with Grandpa and Grandma Smith is one of my faves. LOL, LOL look how my older sister and brother were dressed ;) I am old enough to remember those bell bottom pants getting stuck in my bike chain but, her dress is killing me.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Mom in slide show

Digi Pages of Mom and her family..

These pages were made with the following kit, when I am finished I am going to order a bound book from snapfish. Click on any pic to get a larger view, pages were made 12 by 12 size.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Screen shot of SCS thread

have some very good friends helping out with the SCS PTI swap this is for them ;)

Step one go to the thread post you wish to edit
Step Two Click on the edit button
Step Three Click on the Go Advanced button

Now you will see the screen below...

Step four highlight the area in your post you wish to change the color of
Step five click on the arrow next to the underlined A this will drop down the color menu
step six click on the color you wish to use
Click on save

52 weeks sketch 15...Faith Sisters Challenge Page

I loved working on the sketch this week I had the photos printed and the sketch good thing I found my MOJO. This page is about my Mom the largest photo is her senior portrait then comes her Mom and Dad, I have two photos of her with my Aunt and the final photo on the page is my Mom and Dad.
Product list...
MM Chloe's Closet DP
PTI With Sympathy stamp set
Prima Fanciful Flowers
Sticker letters

I was so happy to find a snipet of my Mother's hand writing and it looks marvelous on this page. LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I so hate my personal handwriting but understand how important it will be to my family later in life, I have really been trying to scrapbook more in my own handwriting and it is a struggle.

Totally can't express to you how much these photos and the meaning of this page has for me simply beautiful.

This page was made for the Faih Sisters Challenge you can find it {here}

This page was made with...
Dotty digital download from monkeydoodled

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SCA3C20 My Card


I love the color combo for this week so very yummy. IRL this card is beautiful, the scan takes so very much away from it.
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Product list...
All products are PTI except for the flower from Spare Parts and the bling.

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

SCA3C20 Spring Berry Chocolate Tart

A bit of both worlds some bright with some dark I so love this combo. CHOCOLATE buttons will be released from PTI on the 15th YUMMY!

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is risen!

Matthew 28:1-10
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

Have a blessed Day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

CupCake Boxes for Easter

I found these beautiful cup cake boxes made by Jen C over at Jen's Brain Things, she is so very kind about sharing her Cricut Cut Files just leave a comment at the end of the post of the cut file you wish to have and she will get back to you.

These are going to our friends for Easter the boys have the chocolate boxes with the Reese egg on top and the girls have the sprinkles. (I learned my lesson from my Nephews at Christmas with the pink so I am sure the boys would not enjoy the pastel sprinkles.)

The DP and card stock is a mixture of odds and ends that I used to complete the boxes. Before the left I used the doodle charm Cartridge to cut a bunny head for the top of each box.

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Product list...
DP and Card Stock
Acetate for window
wax paper to line box bottom
cricut cut file from Jen C.
cricut DS
cricut doodle charm cartridge
cricut george cartridge

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Blessings...Good Friday

Mark 15:33-34, 38-39 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?...And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

52 Weeks 52 Sketches Week 14 Sisters

Here is my page for this weeks sketch at 52 Weeks 52 Sketches...Photo has been scanned and stitched digitally sorry if it is not aligned just right.

This is totally new for me, I am so used to the Creative Memories way of old school scrappn' I really should update and take a class. Anyhow I had fun and the page turned out good. It is some photos of our girls, we were trying to get a good shot for Christmas never happened Mom gave up first. Gave me some great out take photos to play with. I did cut around the bottom bird with the exacto so it would show over the photo and not be covered up.

Product list...
MM Chloe's Closet DP
MM Defined Stickers
SU Blue Bayou ink and card stock
SU pretties kit
PTI Fresh Alpha stamp set
Cricut George Cartridge (circle)
spare parts jumbo brads

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

With Sympathy

I have such an aversion to making sympathy cards along with masculine cards they are the two most difficult classifications of cards for me. I have the most awesome set from PTI and have only inked it up twice. Well the other day that changed, I put some raspberry fizz ribbon with the true black and was on my way. I love how simple this card was to create and how beautiful it became.

Product list...
PTI stampers select white card stock
PTI Raspberry Fizz ribbon
PTI fresh snow ink
PTI True Black card stock, DP and button
PTI With Sympathy stamp set
flower from Target...thank you PTI SS ;)

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SCA3C19 Rasbperry Fizz Mix notebook and card

I was given a beautiful notebook from my friend Chris and I have been wanting to make some of my own for a long time now. Here is my notebook you can find her's here. Chris uses a Jr. Legal pad that she had cut down at an office supply store for just a few dollars per cut. My pad is a bit different I purchased mine at local stationary store, it is not lined and a tad thicker then the jr. legal pad but was purchased locally to give our hometown business a boost in sales. I have totally been trying to make purchases closer to home and have gone back to good old American Made products. Yes, I inquired about PTI everything they offer is made is the USA except for the RIBBON.

Here is a link also to Latisha's notepadBoth of these gals have much better photos then can scan in my notebook and are totally worth checking out.


I have such beautiful DP from PTI that I have not really used, I challenged you along with myself this week to break open the pack and get busy. The card above is one of my faves that I created on Monday. With all of the cards I created today I left them blank so I can put in a sentiment when needed.

Product list...
PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock
PTI Raspberry Fizz Mix DP and ribbon
PTI True Black DP, cardstock and Vintage Buttons

Happy Stamp Day!
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