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.