Monday, November 9, 2009

Dancing Poodles

I'm loving the site at Wacom called Pen Scrappers! Check out the site and vote for this precious LO!! Click on the blinkie below! TFL!
Vote 4 me at!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Babies & Booties

Welcome to baby Caroline! A sweet card for the newest edition of the Lannings, Tim's cousin. My first try stamping on ribbon!

Credits: Stampin'Up stamps A New Little Someone; PTI Kraft cardstock, bitty pink polka dot cardstock, vintage cream ribbon, jute twine,button, and ink-dark chocolate, fresh snow,raspberry fizz; Melissa Frances glitter.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hi! What have I been up to? Helping the kids make posters for school events/contests! We've had the most fun. As you can see, we've been dipping into the scrap supply! I hope they win!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Shiver me timbers...

This is my entry for the Moxie Fab World Christmas card contest! I love how he turned out. A fun and funky holiday card. I made the shaker box with a stamped sentiment, small stamped gingerbread and a gift...all shaken with glitter and seed beads! TFL! I used glimmermist on the entire card...difficult to see in the picture, but so beautiful in person!! I can't wait for the holidays!!!
Go check out all the fun entries and contests at Moxie Fab World.

Credits: Memento black ink; Colorbox Bronze ink; solar white cardstock; Darcie's Shiver Me Timbers stamps; Primacolor pencils w/ gamsol; Crystal Stickles; Autun Leaves Rhonna Christmas red felt; Copic markers C3 and B00; KI Snowflake lace; Melissa Frances glitter; seed beads; Midnight blue cardstock-unkown; Sakura Stardust Golden Star pen; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July and Inspiration!

I have recently discovered that one of my favorite magazines Scrapbook Trends has a blog. The publishers, Northridge Media, also publish other wonderful magazines like Cards, Bead Trends, etc. So guess what...they have blogs too!
I've been getting lost in their blogs and the links to other fun sites. Here are the links, go have fun!!
Scrapbook Trends Blog
Cards Blog
Simply Handmade Blog
Bead Trends
I recently subscribed to their online subscriptions. I got the ALL ACCESS PASS...and LOVE it! They send an email when a new issue is available online. I've already seen the August Online Editions! The online editions allow you to electronically bookmark pages, highlight items and even write notes for future reference. Oh, and you can print them too, but since were all about being green these the Earth! Check it out here!
P.S. I promise that I don't work for Northridge Media;)
Digital Image by Rhonna Farrer at HOF3.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just Because

I made this card using Dawn McVey's color challenge and CPS122 sketch challenge. The color combination was fun to work with because I never would have thought of it myself:)
Credits: PTI: true black, new leaf and raspberry fizz palette inks, pure poppy cardstock, Mega Mixed Messages sentiment, Flourishes stamp and Butterfly Kisses stamps; SEI pp's; Maya Road clear ribbon; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; HS red bling; Hero Arts green gemstones; Kaisercraft pink bling; Stardust pen-red.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Miss You

I made this for my Mom! She is 5 hours away and we don't get to have scrappy fun together very often.
Credits: PTI: Damask Designs, Mega Mixed Messages, Raspberry Fizz PP's,white cardstock, Stazon Teal ink, Kaisercraft Jewels.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I guess I'm lovin' this little frog. Love his polka dots.
Credits:Stamping Bella Ketto Frog stamp; copic markers; HS cardstock and pp; blue ribbon-unknown; PTI Mega Mixed Messages and Mother stamps; palette ink; neenah white cardstock; stardust pen.

Hi There

I created this card for the CPS Challenge 121. This is my first card using copic markers. I'm really just experimenting with the few colors that I own. Love this little from stamp by Stamping Bella.
Credits: copic markers; PTI flourish stamp and white cardstock; peacock glitter; star dust pen; HS cardstock; pink paislee pp's and letter stickers; stamping bella Ketto frog stamp; neenah white cardstock;


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day Card-Challenge x 3

I'm working in a few challenges with this card. Stampin' Pam from the Designing Women group posted this challenge. I do struggle when making making masculine cards. I used the color challenge from Dawn McVey and the sketch challenge from CPS120.
Credits: PTI-Star Prints stamp set, vintage cream cardstock and ink, new leaf green ink, black cardstock; Palette Black Noir ink; MM letter stickers; stardust pen;

Monday, June 1, 2009

One Day One Moment

I made this LO for a challenge at the Stampin' Out Alzheimers online event. Check my sidebar for the total that we as crafters have contributed in support of Alzheimers. Anyhoo...I won a prize for this challenge..."Hi !! I'm so excited to tell you that you were the winner of the$20 gift card to mle Designs's store (Emily Card) at The Digichick for playing the "Old Photo" Challenge". I'm so excited and can't wait to shop! TFL!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous Memories

Another mini album I made for a co-worker retiring this week after 22 years. Her name is Nancy. She has been such a pleasure to know and work with. I entered this album in the Stampin' Out Alzheimers "Buttons Not on a Card" Challenge.
Credits: Mini album made with PTI vintage buttons, butterfly kisses stamps, mega mixed messages stamps, star prints stamps, ribbon; Stampin' up ribbon; AC ribbon; Pink Paisless rubons,papers, brads, alphas and flowers; MM paint; Kaisercraft album; HS bling crown, frames etc.; brown staz on ink; JBS sequin butterflies, journal card; Prima jeweled butterfly.
You can click the image for a closer view.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Remember When...

I made this scrapbook for a lady that works in our department. Her name is Alola! She has been a head cook in our hospital for the past 40 years. She is retiring this week. The scrapbook has lots of photos that co-workers had from over the years. I love the photo of her taken about 30 years ago! She is a great person and wonderful cook! She will be missed very much! Our department purchased her a camera as one of her going away gifts...since she does not own a camera. My wish is that she will have time to take all the pictures she desires now.
Credits: Almost too many to list:) The book is from Scenic Route; Pink Paislee pp's and alphas; Hambly rubons; PTI Mega Mixed Messages sentiments stamps, Rasberry Fizz ink and ribbon, New Leaf ribbon, Star Prints stamps, Fancy Flourishes stamps, Butterfly Kisses stamps; Danielle Johnson stamps; HS damask sticker, butterfly mirror,bling crown and frame; misc. other crystals; Stampin' Up organza ribbon pink and green; Rhonna Farrer digital frames and quotes; misc retirement poems found on the internet; prima flowers and crystals; Office Depot green metal rings.
I love the new PTI stamps: Star Prints and Fancy Flourishes!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thinking of You Today

I made this little cutie for the CPS116 challenge. TFL!
Credits: ivyKETTO stamp; black stazon ink;white cardstock; prismacolor pencils w/ Gamsol technique; Sassafras Lass pp's; Sentiment by Heartfelt Creations; HS crystal charm; heart charm unknown; AMM blue ribbon; EK yellow fiber; Tools: corner rounder.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dawn McVey Color Challenge

UPDATE: I received honorable mention for this project in the Guest Star Stamper June contest at Papertrey Ink...check it out here. I'm so thrilled!!
I'm on a roll with these Timeless Templates from Lauren Meader! For me, they seem to get easier the more I do them;) Dawn McVey is having a color challenge this I made a lunch pail in her color scheme. I have to say, this color scheme really stumped me at first. I ended up with something that I really like! It feels good to go out of the comfort zone. I played around with differnt inks and glitters that I had available. I used the Palette pink to stamp on the bitty dots paper and it gave a wonderful soft look. The colors are a little more vibrant IRL...took the photos outside and the sun was VERY bright! Click on the picture to get a more detailed view. TFL!
Credits: Let's Do Lunch Timeless Template by Lauren Meader at PTI; PTI-dark chocolate cardstock, bitty dot basics in aqua mist and berry sorbet, ocean tides ink; Palette ink toile pink; MM brads; Danielle Johnson stamps; Sparkle-n-Sprinkle orange crush glitter; HS flower; button-unknown; Fancy Pants white pom pom trim; BG magnetic closure; Tools: threading water punch, art glitter glue, scor-pal tape.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Let's Do Lunch

This little cutie is made from the Let's Do Lunch Timeless Template by Lauren Meader. She is hosting a challenge on her blog to use one of her Timeless Templates and use the color purple or butterflies! I love both! I'm thinking of what to put inside this little lunch pail. Perfect for any type of gift giving...including birthdays!!!
Other Credits: MM Lauren Boho Chic pp's; purple cardstock; JBS butterflies; Prima flowers and center kisses; PTI- vintage cream grosgrain ribbon and sentiment (Mega Mixed Messages); brads unknown; Tools-threading water punch, round scallop punch, scor-pal tape; BG magnetic closure; Aqua Marine Shimmerz paint (painted the Prima flowers). TFL!

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Shimmerz Spritz

I know you all love bling as much as I do! I love playing with Shimmerz Paints...and now look what is coming next week {Shimmerz Spritz}. I can't wait to get my hands on some of this new product. It will be great for scrapbooking, cardmaking and all types of craft projects. Check out their blog on how to win some free product!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cool catDaddy!

I made this "cool" card for DH since Father's Day is coming up soon! The PTI Designing Women have challenges and the current challenge from Peggy is to make something with an animal in it. So this is my creation for this challenge! Thanks Peggy!
Credits: Tim Hunter digi stamp; white and teal cardstock; Palette Landscape ink; Prismacolor pencils w/Gamsol Technique; Sassafras Lass pp's and corner sticker;
Sparkle-n-Sprinkle waterfall glitter in the waves.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Make A Wish

OH MY...I'm in LOVE with Stamping Bella and Splitcoaststampers! I made this card for a friend in my PTI Designing Women group (see the right side bar).
She is on the way to you Pam! TFL!
View credits here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Scrapstreet E-zine!!

I'm beyond excited to tell you that one of my digi LO's is in the May issue of Scrapstreet E-zine! Go here and check out my LO and all the other goodness!

Bella Blvd Giveaway...

I got to meet the owner of this adorable new company called Bella Blvd at the Scrap Etc. Event in Atlanta this past weekend. She is absolutely precious and so are her products. She is having a great giveaway on their blog that ends tonite! So, go on over and leave a comment and tell her I sent ya! Then tell your friends too!
Here is the link to the blog post for the giveaway!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day!

Upcycle is a new word for me! Using items that may otherwise be thrown away to make something fun and usable. Craft Critique is having a Blog Carnival this week with some fun prizes! Check out their posts starting on April 20th, for a week long carnival of upcycle inspiration. My upcycle is listed on there site too! Here is the post linked on my blog! Thanks Craft Critique!
Have fun!

Monday, April 20, 2009

To a fabulous Purse-on!

Happy Administrative Assistant's Day Vickie! Wednesday is the day...don't forget the folks that help get you through the day!
Credits: Stampin' Up-Celebrate in Style; PTI-Perfect Match Ocean Tides cardstock and ink, 2008 bitty dot basics yellow,borders & corners monogram edition; AMM yellow gingham ribbon; white cardstock; Pallette ink-Noir; colored pencils/gamsol technique; marvy scallop punch.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Upcycle on Earth Day!

Craft Critique is having an Earth Day Blog Carnival. For my ABC flash card project...I used the packaging that my Bo Bunny Flexible ruler came in. I saved it because it was cute and looked like a little purse. I altered the "purse"/package and created ABC flashcards to go inside for my dd.
Credits: Heidi Grace pp,alphas,chipboard,cardstock stickers,ribbon,flowers,brads; Gelly Roll clear star pen; cardstock picture tags from Shabby Chic Crafts;

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I won the Pink Paislee Blog hop!

I really need to buy a lotto ticket! Check out the announcement here!
Woohoo and thanks Pink all your products!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We Won!!!!!

OMG-I'm so excited right now that I can't feel my feet. My sis and I both won a spot at the Scrap Etc. Event in Atlanta. Check it out here!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scrap Etc. Event 2009-Free Spaces..No Joke!

The event is coming at the end of April and they are giving away 5 free spots. Go to their blog and check out the details. So many great teachers. Oh, I really want to attend this....what a dream it would be. Here is a link to the Event Blog.
Hurry...they will be drawing winning names on April 2nd.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dawn McVey's Color Challenge

I love these color combinations in Dawn McVey's color challenge this week. I decided to make another Mother's Day card. I'm so proud of myself for being ahead of schedule;). My mom and I went to the Memories Expo in Columbus this weekend...and I got some new acrylic albums, stamps, glitters and punches! My favorite is the Dragonfly stamp that was made to coordinate with the EK Success Dragonfly punch. Sweet!
Credits: Prima flowers; Kaiser bling; 3 bugs in a rug scallop strips; Papertrey Ink: Perfect Match dark chocolate cardstock and ink, Mother stamp set; Misc. cardstock white and teal; Dragonfly stamp set from Heartfelt Creations; Waterfall Glitter from Sparkle-n-Sprinkle

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Color Challenge

Dawn McVey (love her) started a new color challenge on her blog this past week. She always uses terrific color combinations. I am just getting to post my card for the challenge now. I needed a card for a co-worker who lost her father this past week.
Credits: Papertrey Ink: Colormatch dark chocolate cardstock and ink, Friends til the end pp, 2008 bitty dot basics pp, Colormatch raspberry fizz cardstock and grosgrain ribbon, Mixed Mega Messages stamp; JB butterfly; misc. buttons;

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Don't you just love Alysa's blue eyes in this photo? She is my sweety!
Credits: Essence of Spring Kit at Sunshine Studio Scraps; Tag-Tag,you're it! from Designz by Kristi


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mother's Day Card

Getting a head start on Mother's Day Cards.
Credits: Papertrey Ink Damask Designs Stamps by Dawn McVey; Papertrey Ink Perfect Match New Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon; Cardstock in yellow, green and burgundy/purple; Palette Ink in Lavendar Sachet; Tools/Supplies: Glue Dots; Cricut Storybook cartridge; Glue Glider Pro; CM decorative corner punch.
Technique: I used the stamps for create a patterned paper on the yellow and the burgundy cardstock.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My March Madness!

I have so many things to show and tell you today. First, Brenden's 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Meyer, is having knee surgery next week. He has been very concerned that she will be gone and has mentioned to me on more than one occasion "Mommy, we should get her something"...oh that is my sweet boy! It warms my heart that he is so loving! I know that he understands what it is like for someone to have surgery, since I've gone through a few the past two years. He is just my little cherub. Secondly, I've been addicted to learning, following all their blogs and purchasing (shhh!) new craft items from Papertrey Ink the past two months and guess what they are in Cincinnati. I just received some awesome goodies in the mail yesterday. I found so much inspiration from Nichole Heady's blog over at Papertrey Ink. And, don't forget to check out her design team blogs...but make sure you are sitting down first.
I know your thinking...where is this going? Well, last night in a super creative surge...I created all of this for Mrs. Meyer's we're gonna miss you gift.
Let me say, in my humble voice..."I'm a long time scrapper, amatuer at best photographer and a new card maker" You can find all these ideas and more on Nichole's blog!! Thanks Nichole! I can't wait to make more! Ha...I even grabbed the latest issue of Stamp It! Cards tonite at the grocery.
I made all of these little cards to go inside the Card File box (template by Lauren Meader at Papertrey Ink). Check out the photos below!

Credits (all from Papertrey Ink unless listed):
"Miss You" Card: Friends 'Til the End Patterned Paper; Polka Dot Parade Patterned Paper; Paper Basics-White Card set; Mega Mixed Messages Stamp Set; Mother Stamp Set; Perfect Match Ripe Avocado Ink Cube; Organza Ribbon-unknown; Butterflies from Jenni Bowlin; Martha Stewart punch.
1st card set: Friends 'Til the End Patterned Paper; Perfect Match Cardstock in Spring Moss and White; Vintage Cream buttons; Paper Basics-White Card set; Mega Mixed Messages Stamp Set; Mother Stamp Set; Perfect Match Ripe Avocado Ink Cube.
2nd card set: Friends 'Til the End Patterned Paper; Perfect Match Cardstock in Aqua Mist and White; Vintage Cream buttons; Paper Basics-White Card set; Mega Mixed Messages Stamp Set; Mother Stamp Set; Perfect Match Ocean Tides Ink Cube; Bling from Heidi Swapp and Darice.
3rd card set: Friends 'Til the End Patterned Paper; Perfect Match Cardstock in Dark Chocolate and White; Paper Basics-White Card set; Mega Mixed Messages Stamp Set; Mother Stamp Set; Perfect Match Rasberry Fizz Ink Cube and Grosgrain Ribbon; Perfect Match Dark Chocolate satin ribbon; Pin from Heidi Grace; Glitter Heart-unknown.
Card Case: My Timeless Templates-Filed with Flair; Friends 'Til the End Patterned Paper; Perfect Match Spring Moss Cardstock; Paper Basics Kraft Cardstock; Perfect Match Ripe Avocado Ink Cube and Saddle Stitch Ribbon; 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Whew! My longest post ever! What is your March Madness?
Brenden was so excited to take this special gift to his teacher today!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rough and Tough

Brenden playing outside 4/04.
Credits: Designz by Kristi Psychedelic Funk; Tatoo Graffiti Brush Set by Rhonna Farrer; Template: Essence of Spring Kit at Sunshine Studio Scraps.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Scrapstreet Magazine

Check it out! My first pub...I'm so excited. Look here!

Alysa's 5th Birthday Invitation

Birthday Card Credits:
Inspiration from Becky at AC Bailey March Newsletter.
Imaginisce pp Fairest of Them All-Be Back By Midnight; Fancy Pants pp Key Lime Papers; Papertrey Ink pp Polka Dot Parade;Stickles-Baby Blue;Palette Ink-Pink Toile and Beaux Arts Blue;Bazzill Cardstock Cameo and Parakeet;White cardstock;Martha Stewart Punch and Stamp; Studio G cupcake stamp; Glitz Icing-Pearls; Maya Road Pink Pom Pom Trim.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Authentic Love

Brenden and I at Easter 2004. He was 2 in this picture. Now he is 7 and growing like a weed.

Credits:Credits: From Sunshine Studio Scraps: Essence of Spring kit by the Wonder Girls. Love and tag from No. 9 Collab kit.Template SWW template.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Outdoor Girl

What a wonderfully warm day in January of all things. Alysa loves being outside and not afraid to get in the dirt!!
See credits here. I loved using the kits from Designz by Kristi at Sunshine Studio Scraps!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Alysa 1/09.
Credits: Gentle Frost by Designs by Kristi at Sunshine Studio Scraps. Fonts: Snowdrift and Freestyle Script.

Gentle Frost kit here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

21 questions

I've love to be inspired by all the talented artist out there. One of my all time favorites is Melodee Langworthy. She is having a fun little 21 get to know you quiz on her blog and I'm playing along.
How about you play along with me.
Answer the 21 questions below about me and post them here on my blog!
1: Where you and I met? Have we met?
2: Take a stab at my middle name?
3: How long have you known me?
4: The last time we saw each other?
5: Would I ever go skydiving?
6: Your first impression of me upon meeting/seeing me?
7: Am I funny?
8: What's my favorite music?
9: What do I want to do more than anything?
10: What is the one thing you think I should do?
11: Do I have any special talents? If so, what are they?
12: Would you call me preppy, classic, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, nerdy, snobby, or something else(what)?
13: Have you ever hugged me?
14: My favorite food?
15: If there was one good nickname for me, what would it be?
16: Your favorite memory of me?
17: If you and I were stranded on an island, what would I bring?
18: Who's my best friend?
19: What is your overall impression of me?
20: Where do you think I will be in 10 years?
21: Will you re-post this so I can fill this out for you?

Talk with you soon!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kidz Gone Wild

A fun little LO of the kidz with their cousins! Yes, we are having cabin fever!
I created this LO for a challenge over at Sunshine Studio Scraps.
Credits: Credits: wg_EssenceOfSpring_week1; Psychedelic Funk Elements Designz by Kristi; Font: CK Credit Card & Century. Journaling: Cabin fever sets in! Brenden, Brianna, Alysa & Mia showing us their DANCE moves. Lookin’ forward to Spring! 2/09

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Baby Shower Card

A little card that I made for a friend using some of my new PTI supplies.
See credits here.