April 30, 2009

A Cherry on Top

Hey there! I just wanted to share my first creation as part of the new Design Team for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I used this super-duper adorable cupcake, A Cherry on Top. You can buy it here for only $1!
For this layout I printed the cupcake twice, colored both copies with colored pencils. Then I added Stickles to the top one and used pop dots to raise it off the page. Please click to enlarge and see more detail!*** Title was cut from the Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge

Here is another layout I finished last night. The butterfly is dry embossed. I then went over it with ink, using a Q-tip and finished the wings off with Stickles. Tell me this girl is not way too cute?!?!?

A Whole New World of Fun!

So, I did it. I made the leap and applied for a Design Team position! And guess what? I got it! You are looking at one of the new members of Lindsay's Scrap Stuff Design Team! Please check out the link for some amazing digital stamps! I hope to have my first project posted this evening!

Please also check out The Frugal Crafter's Weblog to see the other wonderful crafters that made the Design Team!

April 29, 2009

An Award

My new friend Dawn over at Dawn's Crafts was nice enough to give me this wonderful blog award. Be sure to visit her site for some great scrappy ideas!

So now I am spreading the joy and passing this award on to a few more fellow bloggers. I am sure you will find some inspriration in these wonderful new blogs!

Trisha ~ TX Paperdoll

And here is one more that has been around but one of my favs!


April 26, 2009

Easter 2009

Just a very simple layout. The title (EASTER,) eggs, and flowers are all cut from printed canvas. This was a freebie from HP at CKC 2008 in Portland, OR. A whole 12x12 layout was provided, but I only used the title and embellishments.

Up for some Blog Candy????

Check out this link for some Sweet Scrap Stuff for National Scrapbooking Day!
A Chocolate Kind of Life

April 23, 2009

Paying it Forward

Ok, admit it, we all like to get something for free. I know I do. Well, at work the other day, I get there and there is this blue rubbermaid tote sitting on my desk. Curious, I looked inside. What was in there???

Wow! All this Stampin Up! stuff for me??? Yep. One of my co-workers had bought the stuff, but never got into it. These stamps have barely, if ever, been used. So I made her a thank you card for her generous RAK.Then when I came home later that evening, I decided that I was going to Pay it Forward. There is another co-worker that is just getting into scrapping. I decided to put together some of the things from my stash that I rarely or never used for one reason or another. I also gave her a new tote to carry everything in, since she is a "kitchen table" scrapper. I included patterned paper, stickers, some flowers, alphas, and some more embellies. She was surprised and could not wait to did it. It just made my heart smile to do something nice for someone else.


April 19, 2009

I was't sure.....

about this Sketch at all: It just looked really plain to me by itself. But I decided to sit down and scrap it anyway. I had this really great pic of C.J. with his really blue eyes, and thought this pic may work well with this sketch. So, not only was I working with a sketch that I was unsure about, I decided to throw in some Basic Gray papers that I love, but I find really hard to work with. I noticed that when working with these papers it is easier if you work in moderation. Smaller pieces. So I used the BG for the scallops, and the journaling background. The finishing touches for me are the stitching, the doodling, and the inking. I just LOVE how this turned out!

***"This Boy" was cut from Cuttin' Up Cricut Cartridge.

Oh, Happy Day!

Another gorgeous and beautiful day! What could make me happier? Well this layout for Have Your Way With Paper's April "happy" Challenge will tell you!

*** "the" and "things" are cut from Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge

*** "little" was cut fom Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge


April 18, 2009

HYWWP April Stamp Challenge

This month in the Stamp forum at Have Your Way With Paper, the challenge was to create a layout, card, or altered item using a digital stamp.

This is the stamp that was provided:
You can find it here

And here is what I did with it:


Spring is in the Air, Finally!!!!

As I sit here typing this, I am looking out the window of a bright and sunny day. Few and far between in this neck of the woods, it is definitely a spirit lifter. We are supposed to hit 80 on Monday! Whhhhhoooooooohooooooooo!!!! Bring on the capris and t-shirts!

Spring also makes me want to scrap in brighter, warmer colors. How bout you? We had a nice day a couple of weeks ago and went to the park. Chase got this wonderful pic of C.J. and I, so I decided to play with it last night. The design is a lift from somewhere I can't remember (if you recognize let me know in a comment so I can give credit.) But the colors just make me happy.
*** "Life is Good" was cut from the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge.


April 14, 2009

Keepin it going.....

Well, I am trying, and somewhat succeeding in my goal of making cards and using up scraps. I think I am making more scraps in the process though. It seems to be a never ending cycle. I am in no rush to get out of it though. My mind just has not been into the scrapping lately. With cards I still get my creative outlet, and I feel like I am getting something done.

Here is my latest:

'bee' card*** Digital stamp is from Dustin Pike's Blog

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!!

Just a simple card today. Off to spend the evening with hubby's family. Hope you all have a glorious day!

*** Bunny Digital stamp is from Dustin Pike's Blog

*** Thought bubble is cut from the George Cricut cartridge.


April 8, 2009

Digital Stamps

Never even heard of digital stamps until about a month ago. Then this month over at HYWWP, there is a challenge in the stamp challenge forum to use a digital stamp on a project. Ummmm, as I was reading the instructions on how to use these digital stamps, it came to me that this is basically just clipart that is printed, colored in, and applied to your project. SO SIMPLE.

So I went on a search today for some freebies, to see what I could try out, and came across Dustin Pike's Blog. This guy totally RAWKS! He such a great artist! Love his work!

Here is the card I made from one of Dustin's designs:


April 5, 2009

Live a Little Card

Here is a card I made for the April Card Challenge at Have Your Way With Paper:
This month's challenge was to dry emboss on a card. A good number of the girls over there have the Cuttlebug. Unlucky me does not, so I had to emboss by hand. I used a stencil that I had and a light box. Then I went over the image with a file to give it more definition.

*** "live a little" was cut from the Graphically Speaking Cricut Catridge

HYWWP April Sketch Challenge #3

Here is my take on Sketch #3 for this month's sketch challenges at Have Your Way With Paper. This is based on a sketch from PageMaps

Head on over to Have Your Way With Paper for this month's challenges. Guaranteed to inspire!

I won!!!

Nope not the Lottery, but close enough in my book! I won a One year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine from The Scrap Review. I nevery win anything so this is just awesome! Can't wait to check out this mag!

If you have not been over to The Scrap Review, why not?? This site is awesome! Daily reviews and give-aways! You will not be disappointed if you head on over there!

April 2, 2009

Ok, I lied......

So there won't be another sketch today, unless I get to it later.

But I did get a layout finished that I started working on last night. I knew I was not gonna have time later....it's TV night in this house. Why are all the good shows on Thursday??

In this layout I wanted to leave the focus very much on the pic, so I did really embellish much. I don't do simple very well, but I think the painted background really helps.

this moment


April 1, 2009

Another sketch.....

Ok, so I was asked over at Have Your Way with Paper to make the sketches for the sketch challenge this month. Here is number 2 and you can expect to see number 3 tomorrow!


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