Thursday, July 31, 2008

Countdown Day 7... Getting Buggy

Here is a snap shot of our Miracle DD this week this photo was taken by our oldest DD. (You can read my previous post to find out more...)

This challenge Jen's 30/30 challenge has been difficult to say the least one of the harder things I have had to do. I am on a downhill slide now only 6 more days to go. I have started to make up a list of things envelopes, adhesive and postage are at the top of that list. To make this card I resorted to Mod Podge and a toothpick, LOL!! If I was not in the challenge I would have used my Xyron sticker maker or Tombo Multi liquid adhesive to place the Cricut images. (For those who need a quick refresher I ran out of my fave adhesives half way through the challenge.)

My Sister has let me keep the Cricut since she was here last and I think I am catching on. I just saw this week that the Beyond Birthday cartridge she has makes these cute window cards either rectangle or oval. This is the largest square card the original cutter mat can make it measures 3 3/4" square and it will also cut a matching envie. I wanted to play around more but I need to replace the mats they are no longer sticky have to wait 6 more days otherwise it is just a waste of card stock. I have found a tip to make the mat last longer, they say to spray the mat with removable adhesive.

Product list...
Cricut Beyond Birthdays Cartridge
SU Blue Bayou card stock and ink
SU Always Artichoke card stock
GP card stock white
SU Wide organdy ribbon
Mod Podge
PTI Anniversary Set

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

countdown day 8 Rubbed the wrong way...

First before I chat about my card I have to tell you about My Tuesday, my very devastating yet wonderful Tuesday.

Started out great but, then some dark cloud of crap started to hover over me. The neighbor boy came over and asked to go swimming in the process of excitement he stepped on my glasses. My $500 glasses that are no longer under warranty, that I absolutely adore that are now damaged goods.

Next, I was outside so long I got behind on getting supper started so when I came in I reached for the pressure cooker. Got the chicken in it and started it cooking in the meantime Little J was in the kitchen by me looking at the frogs her sister caught for her and I was sorting my craft magazines on the kitchen table. All of a sudden the pressure cooker launches off the stove, hits the ceiling and lands a foot away from Little J. (No safety valves released, the lid seal let go and the steam coming out the lid launched the pot and caused hot water mixed now with chicken fat to spray all over little J, and the kitchen. I rushed her to the bathtub and just put her in and started running cool water to get the mess off of her. She was red in spots but she never was burned. How is that for a blessing from God right under my nose. She could have been seriously injured by the flying pot first off and by the hot liquid next and neither happened. The only damage was to the craft magazines I was sorting out on the table.

Yep, the frogs were set free in the incident to roam our house, we finally got them all rounded up before it was time for bed. My glasses are damaged but Little J was not injured so that is my devastating yet wonderful Tuesday. And the lesson learned is that God lets little things happen daily to show his greatness we just have to be open to seeing them. (That is what I learned anyhow from Tuesday.)

So I may have been rubbed the wrong way on Tuesday but I sure love the look of the cards I created. This is what I have resorted to since my supply of adhesive is getting thinner by the day. (Less layers and rub-on's.)

Product list...
SU SAB rub-on's
SU Kraft Card Stock
SU Burgundy card stock
For adhesive I used my Glue Dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

30/30 Challenge Countdown Day 9...

This project counted as day 9 in my countdown to complete Jen's 30/30 challenge.

The most amazing thing happened to me on Monday that it left me crying in disbelief. And it was such a good, wonderful and kind gesture. On Splitcoast (SCS) there is a user forum called WRAK (Wish Random Act of Kindness) where you full fill other users wishes for stamped images, card stock and more. In the process for each wish you grant you get to make a wish. I love granting wishes and in one of my wish requests I asked for stamped images from PaperTreys Anniversary Set. Not only did someone grant me this wish but virtualyvonne on SCS sent me PTI's Anniversary set. This set was a gift from PTI sent to customers that purchased twelve PTI stamp sets last year as a thank you for your business incentive.

Thank you YAVONNE!
The card you see above is one of a set I am sending to Yavonne as a thank you. Simple yet very beautiful.

Product list...
PTI Anniversay Set
PTI Stampers Select White Card Stock
PTI Plum Pudding ink, card stock and ribbon
SU scallop circle punch
circle punch
1/8" hole punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Punching out the Count Down to the end of 30/30 challenge...10

You can read about Jen's 30/30 challenge here Today marks a milestone in this challenge for me, I have nine days left that means I have completed 20 WOW!

For this card you will need the following punches...
SU large oval punch
SU small oval punch (basic Black card stock)
SU Round Tab Punch
SU Word window punch
Square punch 1 3/4" (basic black card stock)
Square's cut 1/8" larger then square above

My card was a CASE from

For my Hide and Seek blog candy entry number 3 was the winner
Chris said...
it's kind of ironic that you ask this question...cuz i have always wondered that myself... so it's your maiden name and the just, well, i would guess cuz SCS is all about you not your fam....which us mothers don't have enough of in our lives...thanks for the memories...>"<

July 23, 2008 8:40 AM

Here is the story of my SCS screen name. Yes, my maiden name was Tieszen pronounced "teasin" like you are playing a joke on someone. My uncle used to have a licence plate that read like this...JSTATZN...I thought it was totally funny so for my SCS name I put the word Just before my Maiden name and then I had Justtieszen. I think it is funny!

I will get your goodies out to you, Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Free Ride SBSC150, 30/30 challenge day 19

Saturday on SCS is a Scrapbook Layout Challenge, you can find the layout (here)

I totally was singing this song as I assembled my page "Free Ride" by Edgar Winter and here is the story...

Every year in August Sioux Falls hosts the Sioux Empire Fair. We have a good friend that works for a local newspaper and she gets free passes to Press Day at the fair. A short talent program, crowning of the fair queen, supper and FREE RIDES are included. We have gone a few times in the past and the kids totally enjoyed it. These photos are from two years ago, we met my BIL and the kids there. Everyone has a great time, how can you not when the rides are FREE?

I am not sure I like the journaling, do you have any ideas for me on how I could change it? The white jumps out so much compared to the rest of the colors on the page.

Got Adhesive?
I am in Jen's 30/30 challenge and out of my fave adhesives so I had to use these photo splits. How do I hate them let me count the ways... I throw them on the floor so they stay off my work area and everyone runs around the house with them stuck on the bottoms of their feet. LOL!! This photo is a simulation, my DD enjoyed playing along.

Product list...
Target Dollar Spot DP (leftover Christmas pattern from 2007)
SU Certainly Celery Card Stock
SU Tempting Turquoise Ink
Grunge Board
Autumn Leaves Journaling stamp AL3155
Photo Splits (These are pesky little things!)

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

30/30 challenge Day 18 Faux Stained Glass

Our oldest DD has been in MN this week with the youth group, and she has been missed by all of us. As I was cleaning up my craft area and sorting items I came upon these plastic containers that were purchased from Oriental Trading years ago. The lids are to be painted with glass paint. So I spent a morning with our other DD's making these sun catcher boxes. (I did not find them on Oriental trading anymore, I found one site in UK here is the link if you wish to check out a similar box. Sun catcher Box) If anyone finds a site in the US could you please send me the link in the comments for this post. Thank you.

Product list...
Plastic containers from Oriental Trading
Gallery Glass paints from Plaid

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, July 25, 2008

July Blog Hop with PTI

Edited to upload a photo of the card that I "cannibalized" to make my blog hop card.

Have you ever?
Cannibalized a card to get the product you need to make another?
That is exactly what I had to do tonight to make a card for PTI July Blog Hop. I was so inspired I had to look around once again and find some vellum. For our 10th wedding anniversary we renewed our wedding vows and I made the invitations all 100 plus had this swirl vellum on the front so this is what I used to layer over the Guidelines DP. I found some scraps to stamp the flower on then cut it out.

Below is the card that I used the Vellum off of...

Product list...
PTI Flower Garden Stamp Set
PTI Guidelines DP
PTI Plum pudding ink, ribbon and card stock
SU Old Olive card stock
basic grey buttons
SU silver cord
circle punch
cb embossing folder swiss dots
white paint pen
nesties scallop rectangle
Palette Noir ink

30/30 challenge day 16 Faux Quilt Mish Mash style

Here I am at day 16 on Jen's 30/30 challenge. I have been cleaning up and purging out some of the craft items I no longer use so that I can purchase some new ones. In the process I want to use up some of my scrap DP. This card was made using Stampin' Up!'s Porcelain Prints that I so dearly love. This card is also a case from Mish Mash, I adore the pink card she made with PTI items it is beautiful.

So thought I was busted on the challenge today when my Step Mom called me with news that she saw some clear stamps for me at a garage sale and if I was interested she would pick them up for me and to have DH swing by the house before he left town. MySpace backgrounds:

MySpace backgrounds:

I just could not say NO to this awesome deal, you will see why below. I sent Jen an email pleading my case with her and in the end she said gifts do not count. Whew, I am still on the 30/30 challenge wagon! Thanks Jen, Thanks Jan and Dad for the awesome stamps and for thinking of me while you were buying up the bargains.

Below is a photo of what my Step Mom found for me over $101.93 in retail value for around $7.00 at a garage sale (none of the items have been open let alone used!) As for my Dad he could not believe the price my Step Mom was telling him these items would cost, sometimes it is better to keep men folk in the dark about this subject would not want any rumors getting around to my DH! LOL!!
So Garage Sale Stamps = PRICELESS!

Product list...
SU porcelain Prints DP
SU Wasabi card stock and ribbon
SU Very Vanilla card stock
SU Rivi ting Stamp Set
SU Silver cord
Circle punches
Basic Grey Buttons
Nesties scallop rectangle and regular rectangle

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Seaside 30/30 challenge Day 15

Here in landlocked SD we have to travel to get seaside but if we wish to swim we just walk out the back door. Some friends enjoying a dip with our DD.

Yippee, I am at the half way marker for Jen's 30/30 challenge. I almost had a lapse of control on Wednesday when I saw PTI's Butterfly Kisses for sale on SCS for a great price. No, sadly I don't have this one yet but it is on my list at the top since she has created DP to match the set "Chocolate Remix". You can get a free download of this paper in sample form with this link Chocolate Remix Sample Have to get more item up on the garage sale so I can afford the new things on my wish list and some basics.

Those basics, I always forget to stock up on them. You know me ALWAYS out of my fave Scotch Double Stick Tape. Since the challenge you can add Tombo, glue stick, glue dots, and dimensionals onto my stock up list. There has been some chatter about adhesives in the PTI round 8 swap thread (link in sidebar) with some great tips and advice for different adhesives. By the way want to join us, there is still plenty of time to get signed up for this swap round.

For today's card I used more of my cherished Seaside ribbon.

Product list..
PTI White Card Stock
SU seaside ribbon
SU Close To Cocoa Prints DP
SU SAB rub-ons

Don't forget about the Hide and Seek card candy in the previous post, a random winner will be drawn on Monday from the comments left in that post.
Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

20 years, 30/30 Day 14 & Hide and Seek Blog Candy

Today my project is a little different I received notice of our 20yr HS reunion in August. A flyer came with some questions and a request for photos for our reunion booklet. So hold on here come some High School Memories and the past 20 years of memories and photos what a project. (I scanned some photos that I have been wanting to get done for some time now you would think it to be a huge task and it took minutes.)

I choose not to disclose this personal info on my blog but I have a few tidbits for you...

Married for 13 years (our anniversary is October 20th)
Have three children ages 13, 11 and 2

Post High School Education
I have an A.S. Degree in management from Nettleton College in Sioux Falls SD
I spent one year of college in Rapid City, SD at National College but moved home to be closer to my parents and friends.

I am a stay at home Mother

Bet you can't guess the answer to this question, LOL!
Paper Crafting and I love to do Sudoku puzzles

Accomplishments in the last 20 years
Department Specialist of Domestics for Target Stores in SF SD
College Degree in Management and fashion
Store Manager for Braun's Fashions in Fort Dodge IA
Visual Display specialist for Kohl's Department store in SF SD
Board Member for Sioux Falls Public Health and Falls Community Health
Court Watcher for Rape and Domestic Abuse Center

Favorite High School Memory
FHA (Future Homemakers of America) meetings, activities and conventions

Below is a page from my year book showing FHA Activities yep, I was a nerd and ranked toward the top of my class 14 or 15 place can't remember after all it has been 20 years...

Myself and DH in Jan of 2005

Our family photo taken in 2006

A Blog Candy for you a special Hide and Seek...
After reading this blog post can you tell me how I arrived at my SCS name? Leave a comment in this post with your answer and I will draw a random winner on Monday July 28th. Good luck!

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

30?30 challenge Day 13 TLC178

TLC178 20,30,40 YIKES I totally did not want to do this challenge because of the triple threat of

color combo Creamy Carmel and Bravo Burgundy
Diaper Wipe Technique
and Card Sketch SC40

Once I got underway it was very simple and I enjoyed making this card. I did sub colors I had only Cranberry Crisp and Close to Cocoa re-inkers that even came close to the challenge colors. And, I had never used the diaper wipe technique before, I really like how the background turned out.

This is also my day 13 project for Jen's 30/30 challenge you can find out more when you take this posted link. 30/30 challenge
Supply list...
Diaper Wipe
Re-inkers Close to Cocoa and Cranberry Crisp
SU card stock white, cranberry crisp and close to cocoa
SU SAB rub-ons
SU scallop circle punch
Paper Crimper
Copper Brads
circle punch
water color brush

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 21, 2008

30/30 challenge Day 12 Seaside

I so love this Seaside Ribbon from SU it was hard to use it. One of the supplies I just had to have but won't use. I know I am silly! Well I used it here along with the SAB rub-ons to create this fast card. Love how it turned out and the best part is it can be a masculine card, I don't have many of them and tend not to make them I go more for the frilly girl things. It is refreshing to take a break once in awhile and make a creation that is crisp with clean lines and minimal supplies.

Product list...
PTI card stock
SU seaside ribbon
SU Wasabi card stock
SU SAB rub-ons

Just a heads up I will be uploading my Bella's into my virtual Garage sale today. Email me if you see something you would enjoy having in your creative stash.
Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mothers Love 30/30 Day 11

**This page was made using a free download from and was created by Marie Stones.**

I so love it when my DD braids her hair like this, she is set up ready to watch the fireworks over the lake. She is getting ready to go next week with the youth group to MN she is so very excited. She has totally earned her own way this year by helping out around the house and helping out the Church, we are so proud of her. (I think it is because this year I am not going along.) LOL!!

Product list...
Mothers love free download kit
Scrapbook factory Deluxe

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

30/30 Day 10 Stampin' Up Card Kit

Monkeymama has a card kit swap running over on SCS you can find it with this link...
Got Game

The above card kit is for my Stampin' Up spot it contains..,

SU Close To Coacoa Prints DP
SU Pretties Kit
SU white Organdy Ribbon
SU Polka Dots and Pasiley stamped images (Thank you Barb!)
MM Brads

**OKAY, I have to admit I had some new stuff arrive at the house on Thursday that I ordered from SU before the end of June (when I was not yet taking Jen's 30/30 challenge, it will be stowed away and not used 'til I reach my 30 day goal.**

Have a wonderful weekend, Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, July 18, 2008

WT175 Spicy Pumpkin 30/30 day 9

Jen had such a wonderful idea when she started her 30/30 challenge. I have seen many items this week I thought were lost or have not been touched in over a year, very disturbing. I keep reaching for my favorite things and everything else is being ignored. Because of this Epiphany I have created a Garage sale page were many once loved and gently used crafting products are up for grabs many at 75% off retail.

Sara's Creative Adventures Virtual Garage Sale
Check it out, see anything you want email me:

I will accept Money orders and PayPal
Possibly even trade for PTI items or gift certificates

All purchased will be shipped flat rate box
Delivery confirmation and insurance is available at cost

The posted link above will also remain in my blog bar at the top.

To Meet the SCS challenge of "Spice it up" the pumpkin is embossed with clear embossing powder and Pumpkin pie spice.

Product list...
PTI Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
PTI Borders and corner (circle) stamp set
PTI Kraft Card stock
SU pumpkin pie and wasabi ink
SU Ribbon
SU Apple Cider DP
Star Brad
versamark clear
clear embossing powder
Pumpkin pie spice
Cuttlebug embossing folder Divine swirls
Fiscars paper trimmer (for embossed lines)

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

30/30 challenge Day 8 Fluffles SC185

Okay, here is my 8th day of projects for Jen's 30/30 challenge and the SC185 on SCS. This stamp and the Making Memories paper have not seen the light of day in almost a year. It is trilling to shop in Sara's store and see what I have been hiding from myself, LOL!

Product list...
Fluffles stamp by Stampendous
Making Memories Cheeky collection DP
Scallop Circle Punch
1/8" hole punch
large and small oval punch
SAB rub-ons
Michael's Ribbon
cricut (for inner circle)

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

30/30 Challenge day 7 CC175

This card was made for Jen's 30/30 challenge and the SCS color challenge CC175

Thanks Jen for such a great challenge, I have totally forgotten some great stuff for a long time it is fun to get it out and use it!

Product list...
SU Wild Wasabi card stock
SU Almost Amethyst card stock
SU So Saffron card stock
SU One of a Kind stamp set
SU one of a kind punch
SU large oval punch
scallop scissors
1/8" hole punch
cuttlebug embossing folders divine swirls and swiss dot
Palette Noir ink pad

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sizzix to Emboss video a Tutorial

Just a quick video to show how you can use your Sizzix to Emboss with the Cuttlebug folders. I will show later how to use the Cuttlebug Dies and the Nesties with this same product.

You will need...
Sizzix System Converter
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Card Stock

Place you converter onto the Sizzix under your pressure block (it is magnetic and will just clip in)
Place you card stock in between the layers of the cuttlebug folder.
Move your folder under the block 'til the top lines up with the block and pull down your handle.
Move your folder forward again so it is at mid point and pull down the handle.
Move one more time to the opposite end is under the block and pull down the handle.
Remove the folder from under the pressure block.
Open up the folder and remove the embossed card stock.

Happy Stamp Day!

30/30 challenge Day 6 "Genie" Bag...

Directions to make Genie Bag on SCS

I love these they are so much fun to make and give as gifts. This one full of goodies is my reveal gift to this round of DSS on SCS. Have you signed up for this user group yet? So much fun to meet crafting friends this way you should give it a try. You can find it here User Groups Divine Secret Siblings over on Some of the products I used on my bag are from my Wonderful Big Sis for this round, she has spoiled me greatly and I LOVE IT! Thank you Sis!

Product list...

White craft sack
SU card stock Boarding Blue, chocolate chip and creamy Carmel
SU Scallop Circle punch
SU Polka Dot and Paisley stamp set Thank you Barb;)
Circle punch and 1/8" hole punch
SU Alpha Quirky
PTI Borders and Corners Circle stamp set
DCWV Brown Paisley DP
SU word window punch
Rubicoil Notebooks by Wanda
Card Keeper Directions by Rochelle
Beaded Pen Directions by Rochelle

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 14, 2008

30/30 challenge Day 5 Always...

I found a similar card to this at Chick N' Scratch so it is my version posted above. While checking into the video for the Popsicle card Jen had posted here. This card was also for Jen's 30/30 challenge that can be found here.

Product list...
PTI Aqua Mist card stock and ribbon
SU close to cocoa card stock and ink
SU Always Stamp set
SU scallop circle punch
MM brads
CB embossing folder
circle punches
Versa Mark White

The Sioux Falls Storm won their 4th consecutive UIF championship on Saturday against the Extreme. Score was 40 to 35, you can read about it here We were lucky enough to get tickets for the entire family to go and watch, even little J was cheering with the best of them it was hilarious to see.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

30/30 challenge Day 4 Rock Star

Jen's 30/30 Challenge Day 4 Rock Star 12 by 12 digi scrapbook page

Grandma took these awesome photos of little J over the 4th, she loves how she posed in front of the tent so nicely for the photo.

Supply List...
Rock Star Digi kit Free Digital Scrapbooking Created by Marie Stones
Scrapbook Software (Nova Development)
Digi Photos from Grandma

I challenge you today to try a Digi Scrapbook page there are ton's of freebies around to get you started. Try this Rock Star file at Free Digital Scrapbooking (Link is posted above).
Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

WT174 "Mini" and 30/30 challenge day 3

Day 3 of Jen's 30/30 challenge

This was also made for SCS WT174 challenge of using mini things in your creation. I ended up making mini cards and using a mini hole punch and inside the cards when they are given will be a mini surprise :)

Product list...
PTI Borders and Corners Circle stamp set
PTI Card stock and DP
SU scallop circle punch
SU alpha (not sure of the set name)
SU daisy punch
Circle punch
1/8" hole punch

All of these products I have had around and just not used in a long time, this is a wonderful challenge I am using up some of my craft supply stash.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, July 11, 2008

A 30 day challenge for projects and supplies Day 2

30/30 challenge day 2 PTI Card Kit

Monkeymama over on SCS has put together a huge card kit swap so for my day two project for Jen's 30/30 challenge I made up one of my kits. This is my PTI kit using Pink Prints and Beautiful Blooms. (Finally, she actually put down Flower Garden for a day.) Come on I know you are all thinking it, seriously I am going to try and use a different set again for tomorrow sort of a challenge inside of a challenge. Here is a link to the thread there is still time to get signed up Got Game...

**Quick reminder PTI round 8 card and card kit swap is underway if you want to swap with us you will find the link in my blog bar.**

I also stamped some extra images using the berry sorbet and sweet blush the rest behind the black outline images that are required for the swap. I also put in extra punches, scallops and an additional 12" of ribbon. I have not sealed the bags yet so who knows what other goodies I will find before they are mailed out.

Product list...
PTI Beautiful Blooms
PTI Pink Prints DP
PTI Blush Blossom and Berry Sorbet ink, card stock and ribbon
SU scallop circle punch
SU daisy punch
Marvy scallop square
Cricut flower
Palette Noir Ink
Eyelets NVR

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A 30 day Challenge for projects and supplies Day 1

Day 1..
SC184 Porcelain Prints Flower Garden

The above card was made for SCS SC184
I know what Jen is talking about as she watches her craft supplies grow and not wanting to get any new ones 'til she uses up some supplies. She has offered up a challenge on her blog Fstop Memories 30/30 challenge: 30 projects in 30 days with no new supplies. I can handle the 30 projects (I think), but as for no new products and the PTI release around the corner not sure if that is workable for me. I wonder if it counts if the new supplies won't arrive in my mail box in the next 30 days? Wink, Wink!

Product list...
SU Porcelain Prints DP
SU Wasabi card stock and ink
SU Soft Sky card stock
PTI Flower Garden stamp set
Basic Grey buttons
square punch
embroidery thread

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

CC174 Groovy Flower Garden

CC174 was the color challenge over on SCS for Tuesday the above card was my challenge card... Groovy Flower Garden

Product list...
PTI Flower Garden Stamp set
SU chocolate chip card stock and ink
SU So saffron and Groovy Guava card stock
SU Quirky Alphabet
Marvey Marker

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

PTI round 8 Card kit swap

I have made up a quick sample of what a card kit for the swap could look like with the images, dp, ribbon, embellies and punched card stock. So to be considered for one spot in the card kit swap you would need to compile six of the same kit. Just like you were going to swap a card in the card swap except you are not sending a completed card just the components for a card.

Above is the kit before it is packaged with the required elements.

Above is the kit as packaged with the required elements

Below is how the card kit swap portion of the thread on SCS reads...
PTI Card Kit Swap
This time around we are also going to have a card kit swap.
What to include in your kit:
1. 2-3 stamped images
Please leave enough room for cropping and use PTI ink on PTI card stock
2. 1 A2 size piece coordinating background paper (4 1/4" by 5 1/2")
3. 12" of coordinating ribbon
4. embellishments NVR
5. 2-3 punched or die cut pieces of card stock using either the marvy punches or nesties.

Please use only PaperTrey Ink products the only exception is with the embellishments they can be from any company

Quantity: 5 +1 Send in 6 and get 5 back; +1 is for the hostess.

Packaging: Please put each card kit in an individual baggie and include your SCS name and real name. Put all kits in a large baggie, again including your SCS name and real name.

Deadlines: Due in my hands by Sept 8, 2008. You can sign up for a max of two spots for each swap. If you sign up and find out that you can't make the deadline please let me know ASAP so I can fill your spot. The deadline for signing up for this swap is August 31, 2008.

Cuttlebug Birthday Swap Card

I was able to get my PTI round 7 swap cards and sb pages in the mail last night. Above is my second card for this swap round.

Here is the link to PTI Swap round 8 on SCS. The Due date for this swap is Sep, 8 2008 there is plenty of time for you to come and swap with us. This round there will also be a PTI Card Kit swap, so exciting.

Product list...
1) PTI card stock and Bitty Baby Blessings DP
2) PTI stamp set It's a Celebration
3) Scallop Nesties
4) PTI Ribbon Lavender Moon
5) PTI Ink Lavender Moon and Lemon Tart
6) Cuttlebug embossing folders Divine Swirls and Swiss Dot

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, July 7, 2008

A fun getaway

Many of you know we have been busy the past few days enjoying our family. My Sister took us to the water park on Thursday, the kids had such a wonderful time. The day was beautiful not a cloud in the sky and not so hot that you could not stand it, just beautiful!

Then on the 4th we left for the lake cabin to enjoy some time with my Dad, stepmother, brother and sister's families.

Grandpa helping the kids fish, our DD caught this one.

Sunset on the 4th, it was beautiful!

I hope you were able to enjoy your family also over the Holiday weekend.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sponge Bob Technique Challenge Sunday

Okay, so we watch so much TV at our house the first thing I thought of with this post was Sponge Bob Square Pants that is where my title came from, LOL!

The flowers and leaves on this card were sponged with PTI Plum Pudding and Spring Moss. I also masked around the focal rectangle and sponged a small border around it, just a light touch for a soft detail.
This card created for SCS SC183

I use lots of sponges when making cards or scrapbook layouts at first it was to create a soft effect around the edges of my card now I use it more for coloring in images and masking backgrounds. I don't like to save them or wash them out I cut them into triangles (one SU sponge will give me 6 good size triangles) when my fingers start to get messy with use I toss them out and start with a fresh one.

So this week I challenge you to use sponging somewhere on your creation, link back to me in the comments for this post by Saturday July 12th and I will draw a random winner for a RAK from Sara's Creative Adventures.

Product list...
PTI Plum Pudding card stock and ink
PTI flower garden stamp set
PTI guidelines dp
PTI Vintage Cream card stock
PTI Spring Moss ink
acrylic stickers

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is my Sister's B-day so a big shout out going to her for a very wonderful day!

Card from front...

Card open...

Product list...
Staz-on white
SU White organdy ribbon
PTI stamp set Little Lady (flower)
Eat Cake Digi Kit
scallop circle punch
white gel pen

Other cards with this digi kit...
Criss Cross PaperTrey
PaperTrey Digi card kit

Happy Birthday Cathy and a Happy Stamp Day to all!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Have a safe and happy 4th I hope you are able to spend some time with your family and enjoy the fireworks. I will be gone for the next few days enjoying time away with our family by the lake, I can't wait to hear the sound of the waves at night and the smell of the smores and cherry pies cooked over the campfire.

It is wonderful to live in SD this time of year, we usually watch the fireworks on our local network station it is amazing. Here is a link to one I found on over on you tube, enjoy!
Fireworks over Mt. Rushmore on You tube

I have come across an idea that went into my craft file for next year, you can find the link to the project below the photo. Would this not be grand for the picnic table?

Firecracker Napkin and utensil holder

Have a Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Our DD is the luckiest kid on the block this week thanks to Barb. She was cleaning out her closet and our DD was so happy to get some clothes you could not get the smile off of her face. I think she changed three times in one afternoon and she has her clothes ready to go to Grandpa's for the 4th. On one of the T's we decided to stamp an image from Flower Garden by PTI inspired by Nichole Heady's introduction to the stamp set found here

Supply list...
White T
Palette ink pads from PTI Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon and Noir
PTI Flower Garden stamp set

I believe one night when I was asleep this stamp set somehow attached itself to my right hand. True story, LOL!
Happy Stamp Day!