Friday, February 29, 2008

"Merci", friend for the inspiration...

Sometime last week Wanda over at "My Creative Corner" posted this awesome card using the Merci SAB set from SU. I have to admit this was my least fave set of the SAB group (I think because it involves coloring). But I did enjoy her card so I made one with the Sara touch.

My coloring STINKS, so to try and cover up this fact I really distressed the focal piece with crumpling, inking and a punch.

SU products used...

So Many Scallops
Berry Bliss DP
Close to Cocoa Card stock and ink
Purely Pom card stock and ink
pretty in pink card stock and ink
Aqua painter
Round tab punch
Scallop circle punch
Circle punches

Cuttlebug embossing folder divine swirls
build a brad

Now after I have stepped back from this card I enjoy it! Thank you Wanda for such a great inspiring card.

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I have another BFF page for you today, this time it is of our other DD and her friend that came shopping with us.

I changed a few things but tried to keep the layouts similar so you can see how you can keep using your digi files over and over. You will also find the link to the overlay that I used when you take a look at the link below.

Here is a look back at the first page that I did BFF 2008

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A BOHO smackdown...

Wanda over at My Creative Corner offered up a challenge I could not refuse. She defined the BOHO style for us and then asked to create in this style. I was working on these Birthday Calendars for the benefit so one of them came out in the BOHO style just for the smackdown.

SU products used...
Berry Bliss DP
Close to Cocoa Card Stock
"One of a kind" stamp set
Purely Pomegranate Ink
3/4" Punch
Pink and brown GG Ribbon

Also used...
Giga scallop punch
pop dots
Bind it all
Crop a Dile
computer and printer

I printed off my pages, layered my front cover, distressed the edges with a scissors, put a center punch in the project with the Crop a Dile, then ran the pieces through the BIA. The fringe was made by cutting off the salvage edges of the GG ribbon and pulling the ribbon apart. (Reminds me of barbie doll hair complete with the highlights, LOL!)

So now I challenge you to make a birthday calendar, I have the template in WORKS only. If you wish to have it please email me with the words Birthday Calendar in the subject line.

Just want to remind you that you can bind this calendar with a hole punch and ribbon if you do not have a BIA or other style of punch. You can also complete your project then take it to a Kinkos and have it bound for a small fee.

Cleaning House...

I am getting close to my Blog's Birthday and I have realized how confusing it is now to find things around here so I am trying to get this cleaned up. (You will notice the changes on the right hand side of my blog for the labels.) I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you but, my hopes are to make your visit here more productive.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Women of LIfe Birthday Calendar...

This is a photo of one calendar pages and a beaded pen I made to go with it.

This photo is of a birthday calendar, measurements are
Cover 4 1/4 inch by 11 inch
Inside Pages 4 1/8 inch by 10 3/4 inch
Bind it all ring size 3/8 inch

List of products used:
Papertrey Inc Women of life stamp set
Everyday Blessings DP
Perfect Match Card Stock, ink and Ribbon
Nestabilities Dies
Giga Scallop Circle
Maya Road Flower
Page Pebble
Circle punch
computer and printer
crop a dile
Bind it all

This was a fun project to make, I thought the calendar pages were going to drive me nuts before I had them made. Now I have the file completed so it will be easy to get them printed off in the future. I made the pages in Microsoft Works and it took some tweaking to get the tables sized so they would fit as to where I could make as few cuts as possible on the card stock. A trim on the bottom, little off the side and one down the middle and my pages fit perfectly inside my cover.

This pattern (stripes) of the Everyday Blessings paper has turned out to be my fave print in the stack. I cut it down to fit my chipboard cover and adhered it with spray adhesive, did the same for the inside using the perfect match colored card stock. After this was dry I punched my binding holes with the BIA and my hanging hole with the Crop-A-Dile. After the calendar was bound I tied ribbons to the binding rings and ribbon over my seam line. I used the computer to generate my sentiment then layered it onto the scallop circle. The layered flower in the center is from Maya Road and it is backed with the same DP as the cover, then I stamped a flower placed a page pebble on top, used the Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole for the brad.
The bottom portion of the calendar is mounted on card stock cut out with the Nestabilies rectangle dies. The white was embossed and the blue was cut with the scallop die. Then I stamped my images, notice the stem of the center flower uses a sentiment from the set.
This was a fun project, looks so pretty now I need to fill it up and find a great hanging place because this one is MINE.

Happy Stamp Day!

Badge Holder Mini Book...

I just adore this new stamp set from Papertrey Inc "Everyday Blessings"

This is another Silent Auction Item I am working on to benefit a local Monroe Firefighter. Please see my previous post "I'm Binding it all".

This would also be such a great gift to give a graduating High School Senior this spring before they head off to see what life is really all about. How about a token gift for a family member in a nursing home or a shut in. You can use this set for just about anything inspirational and beyond.

Here is how you can make your own...

Everyday Blessings (Stamp Set and DP and perfect match ribbon)
Badge Holders (Office section at Wal-Mart)
Black staz-on
Page Pebble

First you cut the papers to fit inside your badge, these papers measured (3 3/8" by 2 4/8")
Then I sponged around the edges of the Everyday Blessings DP with Perfect Match ink.
Stamped on your sentiment.
Attach your Ribbon (I just placed ribbon on the top and back layers)
For the inside pages the sentiment is centered on the page
Adhere both sides together
Slide into your badge. (My book uses three badge holders)
On the front and back covers I did some additional stamping with black staz-on directly onto the badge holder.
I also placed some Everyday Blessings DP under a page pebble then set it with some e6000 adhesive onto the top of the badge holder to create some layering effects.
Book is bound with a length of PTI ribbon.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'M Binding It All...

Edited on 3/9/08 to replace wrapped package photo.

Christmas came to me again on Friday when the USPS delivered my Bind-it-All! I purchased a starter kit over on EBAY, and it has had no rest for an entire day. So easy to use and the products you can create are just wonderful. I started small with the 4" by 4" size scrapbook then a light
bulb came on, why not make a Scrapbook kit. I thought it would be a wonderful gift for the girls to give out for birthdays and a good gift just to keep on hand. Each kit has 10 pages and I used the 1/2" wire to bind. It comes with Scrapbook Candy, precut DP's, ribbon and a bonus paper clip all packaged back up in the clear box that Paper Trey ships their stamps in.

I also will be making some to be donated for a local Monroe Firefighter's Benefit, I think they will be a great silent auction item. In Feb of 2007 28yr old Mike Feste came down with the FLU that has caused "Viral Cardiomyopathy", usually a fatal illness cured by a heart transplant. To cover medical expenses his fellow firefighter's are holding a benefit in his behalf April 13th.

Product list for this Scrapbook Kit Project...
Papertrey INC.

Women of Life
Beautiful Blooms
Perfect Match (Ribbon, Card Stock, DP, Ink)
Packaging Box

Bind it all and accessories

Large Paper Clip
Cuttlebug Flower Die Cut
Page Pebbles
Maya Road Flower
E6000 adhesive
Circle Punches
Scallop Circle Punch
Computer and printer

Here are the items that will go in a packge before wrapping

Here you can see the wrapped package, well this is wrapping for Sara anyway, LOL!

And the bonus bookmark made with Beautiful Blooms set from PTI and a Cuttlebug die cut flower.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Solitude of Spring...

The past few days, even in the bitter cold of the season I have heard birds singing their little hearts out. I think they are happy to be getting the leftovers from Bear (our otside Black Lab), they like to hang out around his food dish. IT is okay, our DD loves to stand at the door and watch them and when she gets excited they all fly off, that is her favorite part.

I was searching out the gallery for my new stamp set and found this awesome card by nitestamper that I just had to try. The below is my take on her card...

Products used...
SU Spring Solitude Stamp Set
SU Close to Cocoa (Ink, DP and card stock)
SU Mellow Moss (Ink)
Su Pretty in Pink (Ink and Card stock)
Bazzill Brads
Circle Punches

I adore this color combo, so soft and relaxing. I am not so in love with the use of all the brads, if I did another I won't use as many on the card.

Happy Stamp Day!

Women of Life, Open A Window....

A "Shabby" tip for you...
To distress the edges of your card stock you can open up your crafting scissors and use the blade to run over the edges of your paper. This is how the look was achieved on my card for today.

SCS challenge for Thursday was WT154, "Open a Window", you could make any type of window card for this challenge. My new Papertrey Inc supplies came yesterday and I could wait no longer had to use the new stuff for this challenge card. The colors are so beautiful they remind me of the "Shabby" look or Martha Stewarts TV studio set. Just a joy to work with as always, I have used the Stampers Select White Card Stock for months now and it is wonderful to have it in colors. I am not so sure about the SU pretties kit used here, this is my first time with it and I don't think I have used it right. Any comments or suggestions and tips for me on using this product?

Product list for today's card...
Perfect Match Card Stock Aqua Mist and Spring Moss
Perfect Match Ink Aqua Mist and Spring Moss
Perfect Match GG Ribbon
Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper
PTI Women of Life stamp set
Maya Road Flower
Page Pebbles
Square Punches
Horizontal Slot Punch
1/2" circle punch
SU Pretties Kit Pin and beads

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Double the FUN....

That is right today I Double your fun. As promised I have the technique on placing ribbon using one layer of cardstock. Bonus....Cropadile Bites Sara (you will have to read this post to the end to see what I have gone and done this time).

For this one layer card this is my product list..
Close to Cocoa Card Stock
SAB Rub-Ons
SAB Friendship Blooms
SU One of a Kind
Bo Ho Blossom Punch
SU Pretty in Pink GG ribbon
SU Horizontal Slot punch
SU Purely Pomegranate Ink
SU Pretty In Pink Ink
White Versamark Ink
Bazzil Brad
Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing folder

You will need to cut, fold and emboss your card front.
Take the SU Horizontal Slot Punch to the folded side of your card front at the level you wish your ribbon to be.
Insert 'til you see a "tad" of your card stock in the punch. (Around 1/16" or less if you can get it.)
Punch your card stock
Insert the ribbon from the back as shown so you can tie your ends on the top of the card.
Now if you do not have this punch you can use your craft knife in the fold.
Also if you are using wider ribbon you can make two consecutive punches on your fold.

Here is your bonus feature for the day. I have so wanted a Crop-A-Dile for a long time and it was on my so talked about WISH LIST. When a Demo offered this special for a free Crop-A-Dile with a party I jumped at the chance. So with my allowance from Uncle Sam I placed a party order with her earning my Crop-A-Dile, all the SAB sets plus two extra rub-ons, Hostess Springtime bonus set, and more free merch. (What a Happy Stamp Day that was!) Thank you Lisa! Can you believe I was complaining that I had sore hands from cutting all of my new Rubbah?! Yep, I was how pathetic is that I get what I want and still complain. Then I was happy again when I saw that the SAB sets were pre cut, was I ever happy!

So back to the Crop-A-Dile post.
I was playing around with it on different settings getting the hang of how it worked before I started using it for projects. And then I ventured to the closet, why have I not seen more fabrics jazzed up with this tool. It was so easy going through t-shirt material, DH had to take over the Denim holes (there I was again complaining about those sore hands) it was difficult for me to get the holes through the layers of Denim while jazzing up our DD's jeans. I will show you a photo of them in an upcoming post. I started on the T pocket (this is not such a great idea with heavy eyelets, it makes the pocket flip down) so I moved to the sleeves, now this is wonderful! I have so many ideas going through my head on how to jazz up some T-s for the summer. Here is what I learned...

Be careful where you place the heavy eyelets on light weight fabrics.

Use the small punch for larger brads on knit material, you will need to set with the proper end. (The light weight stretchy material makes it easy to get a larger eyelet through to the back if you start with a large hole it becomes larger and the eyelet will not set in the fabric properly.)

For washing instructions I would recommend gentle cycle, fabric turned inside out and hang to dry. You could even place them in a mesh washer bag. (This should keep the eyelets from losing the color and turning to a metallic finish.)

Hope you have enjoyed my Double fun post and I would love to see what you have created with your crop-a-dile and horizontal slot punch.

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Envelope Pocket Tutorial...

Okay, today I have for you the other Pocket that can be made using the same booklet size envelope that I used yesterday. This Pocket will easily hold any small items, you will slip your goodies into the open side of the pocket. They are so fun for thank you gifts, birthday goodie bag handouts, and when I first made them I place a gummy pouch inside for the girls to hand out at school. I included a space for printing my thank you on the inside. (Had to cover up my inability at rolling a good wheel image, will I ever get rolling with this type of stamp? LOL!)

Here is how you can make your own...

1. Roll front and back of Envelope with a stamp wheel and ink (I used SU Spring Solitude wheel). The color combo was for SCS Tuesday Feb 19th challenge.
2. Fold the Envelope in half the long way, crease, unfold.
3. Cut the Envelope flap in half on the crease line.
4. Stick shut the left side of the flap, make sure you do not stick shut the right side of the flap (this is where you slide in your goodies).
5 Punch holes for your ribbon closure.
6. Attach ribbon from the inside of the pocket by knotting it in the back.
7. Stamp and attach your image with adhesive.
8. Slip in your goodies.
9. Tie the pocket closed.

How is everyone doing with Blogger, I have had issues for a few weeks now and have been looking into moving my blog. Anyone have some ideas for me?

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, February 18, 2008

TLC156 Envelope Bag Tutorial...

Monday's challenge on SCS was to create an Envelope Bag, I used a booklet size envie and I cut 2 1/2" in on either side to remove for the handles. The tutorial was to use your large tag punch, don't have so this was how I completed my project.

SU ink/card stock
Real Red
Certainly Celery
photo corner punch

Papertrey Images
Spiral Bouquet

scallop square punches mega/giga
Scallop scissors

Copper Sakura gel pen

*I am still waiting for my SU order to arrive, I have not forgotten that I was going to show you how to attach a ribbon to a card without using an extra layer of card stock.*

I have another great way to use this envie size to show you so stay tuned...

Happy Stamp Day!

BFF 2008

Here is a Digi page I worked on Sat for our oldest DD, the photo is of her and her BFF on the day we took our shopping trip.

I used my scrapbook program "Nova Development Scrapbook Factory" along with this free overlay download, (LOVE IT) you can get your's here Scrap Kitten. The download is the last photo of the post.

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mystery Solved...

**Blogger has issues, I have pasted the link in for you to Sisterhood of Scrap or you can take the link in the right hand side of my blog page.**

Mystery Package (Previous Post Photo)
DCWV textured 12 by 12 Paper
SU Brown GG ribbon
Chipboard Letters
SU oval punch
Gold gel pen
Circle and square punches
computer generated journaling

Here is the layout I went with using my Mystery Package from Sisterhood of Scrap (, I actually used the Saturday layout as well. The page is of our little DD at 6mo's en"JOY"ing my Massage chair. It would relax her when she was smaller and she loves to sit in it still today, it continues to be one of her fave nap spots. Somehow when you are a Mom nothing is really "YOURS", everyone takes a turn in "MY CHAIR"! Because of my back my DH got this awesome recliner for me for Christmas, about 5 years ago now I guess, has a massager built in and it gets a workout daily!

There is one Mystery envie left, anyone...anyone? Read the previous Mystery Post to find out how to get one.

Happy Stamp Day!

A Mystery...

I was lucky enough to get a Mystery Envie from the Sisterhood of Scrap, such fun. Now I need to make a layout using the product before the first of March, I am going to be working on it later today.

Who would like to take my Mystery envie challenge for card products? Email me at before Monday with your mailing addy, the first two emails that have the word "Mystery" in the subject line will be chosen, and you will be getting your own Mystery Envie. (If you accept the challenge you will need to use what is in the envie to make a card and send me a photo or link to your creation by March 15th 2008.) Sound like fun?
Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Beautiful Blooms Swap Card....

Getting ready to finish up my swap cards for the Papertrey Swap round 4 over on SCS. You have a couple weeks before the deadline if you wish to play, email me at or follow the PTI link to the SCS thread to get signed up. Who knows a card like this one could be yours...

Rose Red
Certainly Celery
So Saffron
GP White

PTI set "Beautiful Blooms"

Small page pebbles (wal-mart)
Jumbo Paper clip (wal-mart)
SU ribbon "Fairy Tale"

Word window Punch
Photo Corner Punch
Scallop Circle Punch

White Gel Pen

I am so ready for spring, can't you tell with the bright color combo used on this card! We are supposed to go to the deep freeze agian this weekend, this is getting so old.

I was able to purchase what I wanted from the new PTI releases for the first time last night, such fun! Can't wait for all of the new items to arrive, I so love the colors and the DP she came up with. If you have not checked it out yet, it is so worth the trip.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Stemming From...

I was able to get out this past weekend, that is what brought on my back pain that has lasted for this entire week. Attended a Stamping open house and took the girls shopping with some of their friends. Had fun but such a high price to pay for one day of fun.

The above card is one sample card that was made at the open house and it uses the Stemming From SU set along with the felt flowers. I will show you later this week how to attach this ribbon to this card. The Dots embossing template was used to create the right hand side border. It has been such a long time since I have plugged in my light table and picked up a stylus, I need to make more cards this way I like how it turned out.

SU card stock colors
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Rose Red

Notice the ticket corner punch on the opposite ends of the focal image, I love it!

Remember Papertrey Release party tonight, have you signed up yet for the stamps for a year giveaway yet?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Top ten at 2...

The challange at Sister Hood of Scrap this week was to create a layout with a top ten. I used our youngest DD in her GLORIOUS Hanna Montana wig to make her top ten list of the things she likes at two.

The papers used are a free digi file called "Girly Girl", and can be found at (You have to sign up as a member to download this Feb. kit for free.)

Enjoy, thanks for checking in!

A Faithful Link...

I have a link for you to check out today it will take you to Nichole Heady's bog
"capture the moment" were you will see Kelsey a round 3 PTI swapper. She has created a scripture set for PTI. How totally AWESOME is that!

I have been sidelined the past few days with some severe back pain and it has been hard just to function. Last night I went to bed at 5:15 and woke up this am at 6:00. Hopefully this did me some good and I can get back at it today.

Had a mishap yesterday with our DD's School bus, the bus hit a finger drift on a country road and fishtaled out of control. Our oldest DD was tossed out of her seat and has a sore ankle, (It is the opposite ankle from her tendonitis.) Our other DD was thrown forward in her seat but has no further issues. It is hard this AM to let go and get them on the bus again after 4 more plus inches of snow yesterday.

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Locker Cork Board...

This was made for our DD to take to school and put in her locker in the event she will ever be organized. It is a square cork tile from Hobby Lobby. The tacks were made from DP and Making Memory Page pebbles. You first punch your paper place a page pebble on top and glue a regular thumb tack to the back of the circle. The bottom has a smaller version that uses the smaller acrylic circles that come on the sheet, between I placed red tacks. Again you see one of the 2.5 by 2.5" notebooks that I so love to use. The alphas are stamped with staz-on using "Quirky" Alpha set from SU (Retired).

Thanks for coming by, have a Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Rub On....A Product Handling Tutorial

Just have a little tip to share with you today.

I love the rub ons but don't like how they get messed up after you open the package and only use one or two pieces. They seem to get lost, the protective backing comes off and they get ruined etc.

So here is how I handle my investment...
I want to use just this single "S" from the interior on the full sheet

So I cut through the packaging without opening the product.

Here I have the single Rub On I needed and the package and all the protective pieces are still intact.

Now I have my finished tape to take with me on shoe box swaps.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gimmie Candy Lady...

TLC154, I did not figure these out in grade school but I made it a point this week to get one made. I had no luck at all with cardstock or DP, the thing that worked for me was some of the girl's Construction paper. Notice what is missing?

Over on Sisterhood of Scrap the challenge was to blog about your favorite childhood candy, my list is long....................................................................................................................As Garfield says, "Gimmie Candy Lady".......................................................................................................................................Let's start here

"Wax Lips"
Remember these? My sister and I would have these in our mouths constantly. My Mom and Dad hated them and we were getting yelled at all the time for having them.

Pop Rocks Grape, what can I say THEY ROCK!

We used to ride our bikes up to the gas station and recycle our glass Coke Bottles in exchange for candy treats that included Pop Bottle Caps, Fun Dip, Gob Stoppers candy necklaces and Pixie Sticks (the giant ones YUMMY). I guess that gives my age away some, recycle glass pop bottles OH MY!

A daily trip was made to the bowling alley to get our Mom a Nut Goodie, she really loved them and I am telling you it was an everyday event. (Personally I think they are gross, they rank right up there with Almond Joy for last in line for my vote of what not to eat of stranded in a candy store.)

Tootsie Rolls, "Whatever it is I think I see becomes a Tootsie Roll to Me", Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Hard Candies (If anyone knows where to get some of these Tootsie hard candies please, please, please let me know.) Remember the Owl commercial one, two, three "Crunch", three....

Hershey bars were always a fave and still number one on my list. Everyday I would start a new diet by going up town and eating a Hershey. No sadly this diet does not work.

Fizz, these worked long before diet Coke and Mentos if you know what I mean. Hard candy outside and a bitter fizz on the inside, LOVE IT!

Strawberry Charleston Chews Frozen, can't beat that!

We would copy my Dad when we had our Candy Cigarettes.

Circus Peanuts, hate them. But love the story that goes with them. They were my Grandpa's Favorite candy treat and every Sunday we would visit that is what our treat was. Every Easter that was our treat from Grandpa, don't know if he ever really was in the know that I did not like them.

Mike and Ike (again only the grape ones).


Wow I really go on and on. Was I just complaining a few months ago that my root canal and crown failed? Guess it should come as no surprise, LOL!

My favorite story has to be of Root Beer Barrels. Our Dad would come home everyday with his pockets full of Root Beer Barrels and tickle us silly make us walk on his back etc. After the horseplay was over we would get the candy. That was a fun time.

Fruit Stripe Gum, was a huge hit on our Vacation trips. I bet they thought if they filled our mouths with gum we would be quiet, NOT! Are we there yet?

Salt Water Taffy from the Black hills taffy shop in Keystone. This was a yearly stop on our trip to the Hills, still is a stop anytime we get close to town.

Sugar Babies and Sugar Daddy. Don't bite the Sugar Daddy you will pull a tooth out, (true story that is how I lost one of my baby teeth with a Sugar Daddy.

Grape Laughy Taffy

Big League Chew


"Whistle Pops"

This was fun, anyone know of a great Dentist??

So did you notice what was missing from my Sweet Centerpiece? You guessed it, CANDY! We try not to keep it in the house, I guess I do not have to tell you why.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Papertrey is ROCKIN....

Papertrey Inc has announced that on the 15th of Feb, they will be introducing two new colors of ink and cardstock. Have to run to Nichole's blog to check it out, so many wonderful ideas for you.... Capture the Moment

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Round Up Freebies...

This was a card I made for the SC162 yesterday on Splitcoaststampers. You will notice something after you take a peak at the digital page below. Papers used are Ballet Blue and Real Red and the stamp set True Friends.

I made this layout for our DD's scrapbook after I found these free Bandana Alpha's at Free Digital Scrapbooking I had the bandana background paper and was so very excited to find the Alpha's. I am not sure about the Photo Shop Elements, the learning curve is not fast enough for me. I am more comfortable using my Nova Development Scrapbook program. I figure the cost for photoshop elements would also be high because I would have to purchase the additional books for "Dummies", LOL!

Okay did you notice? Yep Partner that is correct the DP used on the card was printed out from my digital background paper. You can find the paper here This file will cost .60 to download.
Have a Happy Stamp Day!
Thanks for checking in.

Challenge page and Winners....

Edited to redo photo...

This is the page I have made for Challenge Monday over at Sisterhood of Scrap You were to use three different patterns of paper and have at least three hearts on the page. I thought these photos would make a great page with hearts, these kids get along so well. When we would walk our DD would scream all the way down the block the names of these kids (the neighbors got a huge laugh out of her), she is so happy when she gets to see them. These photos were taken the first time they were able to hold her and the page is titled "Love of Friends"

I wish to thank Wanda and Cmeyers for playing along with my sketch challenge.

Here are the links to their submitted cards...
Wanda Sara's Sketch

Cmeyers Cherub Valentine

I will be sending out a WRAK to both of you for playing along, thank you so much I am glad you enjoyed the sketch and had a fun time.

And the winner for the Valentine Blog Candy is....

Cathy M

Thank you for checking in with my blog and leaving your funny comments, I laughed everytime I posted one. I have your addy on file so be looking for your fun mail day to arrive. Again Thank You to all who played along this was fun!

I have found the most amazing place for free digital scrapbook supplies, I think you will be as amazed as I was when you are checking them out. If you register with the site (also free), a door opens for more freebies.

Free Digital Scrapbooking

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sleeping Beauty...

Here is an awesome photo I snapped the other day of your little DD asleep in my recliner. I had just gotten up to do some chores and she rolled over in the seat and went right back to sleep. She is under the weather for the past couple of days and I have not had anytime to sit and create at my desk. I think the other two will be staying home from school again today as well so they can get better.

I have been playing around with the idea of getting Photo Shop Elements 6.0 for over a year now. I was checking it out again on the web and saw they had a free trial for 30 days so I snapped it up. Took over two hours to download so if you have the time I would say go for it (they also can send a trial version through the mail). You can check it out here...Adobe download

Today is the final day to leave a comment for some Hide and seek Valentine blog candy.
Today is the last day to link or email me your version of my card sketch "true friend".

Both winners will be posted here on Wednesday.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A Siimple Day....

Here is a scrapbook page that was made by following our 2yr old around for one day, this was my challenge on the Sisterhood of Scrap blog last week.

Good thing I was not taking photos today, it is snowing to beat the band here an inch or more per hour. And to top that off everyone is sick but me and our black lab decided to go visit the neighbors. (Now this day would make for one heck of a scrapbook page!)

Remember the Valentine Hide and Seek blog candy has a few days left and you can visit daily to get entered.

Also want a challenge and a chance at a happy mail day, visit Sunday post to find out more.

Happy Stamp Day!
Thanks for checking in today!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Splashy Christmas, True Friend...

This card was made using the True Friend set from SU. The colors are Not quite navy and Wasabi.

Wanna play along with the sketch I used to make this card, email a photo of your creation to or if it is uploaded somewhere send me the link to your creation. I will send out a Happy Mail package for the family fave submission and post all of the entries right here on my blog. (We will decide a winner on Wednesday Feb 6th.)

Blog candy winner for the Sisterhood of Scrap Hide and seek blog candy is.......

Cathy M Cathy, please email me at with your addy so I can get your goodies out to you. Thanks everyone for playing and checking in on the Sisterhood of Scrap Blog.

Satuday on Splitcoast is Scrapbook layout challenge, these pages are from yesterday's challenge. It is titled Splashy Christmas, this year instead of gifts for everyone in our family we stayed at a motel and took the girls swimming. These photos are of our little DD and her Splashy Christmas.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

My first Scrapbook layout....

This post is dedicated to my blogger friend Wanda, she inspires me everyday and helps me out with her wealth of knowledge. She said she wanted to see the photo of my Dad's 75th birthday scrapped so Wanda this one is for you...Thank you for all of your helpfull tips, kind comments and guidance. May your Father's memories live forever in your heart.

This is my first scrapbook layout and I am going to share it with you enjoy...

Here is the page that I have made using my very first scrapbook layout...

This birthday was a big party it was for our youngest DD's 1st birthday, and my Dad's 75th. We had the party early in October to include our other DD's parties before Dad went south for the winter. He has had a rough go this time around in Arizona and has been sick most of the time they have been gone. I think this will be his first year he will be glad to get back to South Dakota. Am I right Dad?

This is the last day for Sisterhood of Scrap Hide and seek candy, be sure you go check the quote of the day and see what is up on the site. Today they have a fun card sketch for you to try.
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Edit post to upload scrapbook page and finish links...

Blogger Won't let me finish my post this AM, I can not get the rest of my links in or a scapbook page to load. I will try again later, for now you can use the Sisterhood of Scrap link over on the right hand side of my blog. Sure hope my spelling is correct 'cause I can't check that either, LOL!

This is a scrapbook page for our youngest DD, this is one of her fave toys to play with. This page was made totally digital using the free download from yesterday's post.

This was a challenge card from yesterday, WT151 Design Staples. I used Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Mellow Moss card stock along with a chipboard letter and my white gel pen. For the ribbon I stapled it to the card then began pleating it, at every pleat there is also a staple. I think what I am going to do is turn this in to a front for a scrapbook and not use it as a card.

Remember to head over to the Sisterhood of Scrap today to check all of the happenings. They have posted a new monthly prize for Feb., and you will also find out more tid bits on me and my Photo Challenge.

Remember to leave a comment on the two Hide and Seek Blog candy posts for your chance to win some great stuff.

Have a Happy Stamp Day!