Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm falling for you -


Hi Everyone!!!  Can you believe it?????  Two days in a row???  I just had to participate in the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week - I LOVED the sketch!  Well - I love all of the challenges, but actually had time to carve out for this one.....if there were only about three more days in a week - don't you feel that way sometimes?  hehe!   Wanna see the sketch??

That is a nice one, huh?  And guess what?  I pondered on it for a couple of days and decided on pairing up the Gently Falling set from the mini with the Spice Cake fabric - also from the mini  (  ;)  )  with some totally essential stamps that are from the set French Foliage - it is in the current idea book and catalog - but it was in last year's holiday mini.......do you see a great love of the leaf sets that come out in the holiday minis and me?  hehehehheeee.......
Oh Yeah - I bet you are wondering what I did???  I kind of got a bit side tracked - sorry ;)

Well?  you like?  I used some torn strips of the fabric in place of the three horizontal strips on the sketch - LOVE that!!  The leaves are more mustard, pool party and pear pizzazz topped with an outline of soft suede.  I then went over the entire panel with the three ESSENTIAL stamps from french foliage - the circle paris stamp, the tiny text stamp and the ink blot looking thing - those three stamps could be piled onto anything and it would look Great!!!  And the sentiment comes from Hand Penned, also from the mini - what a gorgeous stamp set!!  Take a closer look at the "stress" my main image panel went through:

that was great fun to rip, tear and dirty up!!

Oh, I don't want to forget - I also did up the inside, of course.....I can't hardly complete a card without doing it, huh??

Well - what do you think? 

Monday, September 26, 2011


it has been soooo long since I have posted anything......sorry about that!  I have been trying to get soem scrapping caught up - so I figured I would share some of that with you........as I mave warned you a long time ago - it is no holds barred for my scrappin - I have enough supplies to open a store (no joke....really ;)   )  so I use whatever strikes my fancy....but I wanted to provide you with soem eye candy, none the less.  I hope these ideas inspire you somehow -

We are getting ready for another Homecoming Parade at SRU, so I though it was about time to get last year's parade scrapped ;)  I LOVE the retired dsp pack, Night and Day......so sad it retired - but guess what?!?!??!???  It is available as an MDS download, so you will have a lifetime supply of it - just print out what you need.......how easy is that?  I paired that with basic black and garden green for a 2 page spread.....wanna see?

My daughter and two of her friends marched in the parade out in front of the University cheerleaders - super sweet!!!  Here are the single pages:

So tell me - what do you think? 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

GOD Bless America -

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the day that changed Americans FOREVER.  Our children will never know life without the fear........

Never forget -

It is unimaginable that a hour and twenty-five minuntes can change the lives of everyone in a nation.......

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Makings of a Summer

Hi All!!

I almost forgot that I haven't shared more of the scrapbook pages I made for the young man that stayed with us for the summer while he played in the collegiate wood bat baseball league.   Sorry about that.....

Here are some more layouts -

Take a closer look at the ribbon thingy -

More fun -

I had so much fun putting this scrapbook together - hope you are enjoying the eye candy......  I still have more pages to share.....later ;)

Have a great day -

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let's back things up a bit, shall we?

Hi All!!!

I gave you a taste of Christmas last week with the stockings - but I feel like I needed to back it up a bit - maybe back to the season at hand.  Well - back to school plus one......how about some halloween eye candy?  LOL!!!

Guess What!?!?!?!?  I finally got to bring an idea to fruition this morning.......it has been a busy week so this was the first time I got to sit down in my studio to get inky.  You know where I went first for inspiration, right???  Oh yeah - the Create with Connie and Mary challenge!!!  This week it was a color challenge.  Wanna see?

What did you immediately think of when you saw it???  I mean - the "first thing" you thought of????  I immediately thought - Greeting Card Kids.  Really - that is what I first thought of.......honestly - pinky swear ;)  Want to see what I cooked up this week?  Well, if you don't turn your head.....you are about to see it- LOL!!

Isn't she the sweetest little witch?  We will start with the card and move up to her, shall we?  You know me - I always have to add a bit of creative liberty - and add a neutral or two......so I went with a basic black card base and cut a panel from First Edition - an absolute MUST have pack of designer series paper - just sayin'.  ;)  I then stamped it with the flourish from Creative Elements in pumpkin pie.  I'm gonna LOVE that stamp - I am just warning you now - I can see it being on everything - e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

And when you think of halloween - you immediately think of a "baby themed" pack of designer series paper, right?  Of course you do - so I pulled out Nursery Nest for the addition of pear pizazz.  The rich razzleberry panel is from the brights designer paper pack.  Did you notice the same flourish stamped on those panels with basic black ink???  I warned you ;)  I sewed the rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie and basic black buttons right onto the panel with linen thread before adhering it to the card - that way - you do not have to worry that  the adhesive will allow the buttons to come off - and it only takes a second to pierce holes where the button holes are and tie linen thread through them.  easy peasy - i swear. 

Now onto that adorable little witch - wanna see her a little closer???

I stamped her onto watercolor paper with black staz on ink.  She was then colored in with ink refills and an aquapainter.  I did have to add a small glow of so saffron ink around her - if I have said it once, I have said it a million times - watercolored images need some sort of "grounding" - in my opinion - for what I know....which isn't much - lol!!!  It is very subtle looking at the card, but it really does make the image pop out.  Did you see her hat buckle???  No? - go back up and look - I colored it with gold smooch ink.  She was then punched with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  And see that scalloped circle around her????  It is from the NEW Perfect Pennants Bigz L die - LOVE that there are two scallop circle dies on there - YAY!!!!!!  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (no shock there from me, huh? lol)  If you look closely enough - the flourish from Creative Elements is also stamped there in pumpkin pie, it is stamped off so it is subtle - but it is there  :)  All edges of the card are sponged with basic black ink - I had to dirty it up a bit.........had to.

Wait!!  There is more - I did up the inside as well.  Wanna see?

The sentiment there is from Grateful Greetings -

Well - what do you think of this little sweetie?  She sure was fun to bring to life.  Now - go stamp some goodness, it is good for your mental stability, really...........