Thursday, January 31, 2008

Twins, twins, twins!

I have twin girls. My upline is about to deliver twin boys and I just found out that one one of the girls in my downline is expecting twins! Last night I was so tired. All the kids are a bit under the weather and it just seemed like a long day. So I decided not to stamp. Instead I was looking at some of my favorite blogs. And then I got a burst of energy and about 45 minutes later, I had this cute paperbag album to give to my upline! I made the project using the Special Delivery Simply Scrappin' kit. I love those things! And aren't the colors cute? It is Soft Sky, Apricot Appeal and Wild Wasabi. I buy the paperbag albums on ebay. They make great gifts! I hope Shana will like this one!

Unforgettable Birthday Friend

Thank you fatcatstamper for the inspiration for this layout! The stamp set is called Happy Heart Day and for that reason- I never thought to use them for a Birthday card! But, why not?! I made this card in Black and Blue Bayou. I really wanted to make it in Black and Guava but I am still waiting for UPS to bring me my cardstock! The card was really simple. I stamped it in black stazon ink and then colored it in with grey, blue and green ink pads. I added the Blue Bayou ribbon and a few silver brads. The Happer Birthday sentiment is in the It's Your Birthday stamp set. I hope you like!!

Best Friends

Kyler says that Laynee is his best friend! He is so sweet with her!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Flower Fusion Thank You

This is my version of the card in the catalog with the flower fusion. I adjusted mine so that it would fit in a standard envelope and I liked the Thank sentiment better. I used a circle punch to make the knotch in the patterned paper. I did some paper piercing and added some Old Olive wide ribbon.
I am liking it and I can't wait to use more of my flowers!
But I have a sick kid home from school today so I am not sure when I will get to stamp : (

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Butterfly Valentine

I had been wanting to make this gcard ever since I saw a similar one done in Regal Rose on splitcoast. I had a scrap of 6x6 white cardstock laying on my desk- so I knew I had to make this card. It was a sign!


Stamps: Happy Heart Day

Paper: Black, White, Real Red

Ink: Black

Other: Real Red Marker, Real Red wide grosgrain and red gingham ribbon

Cute as a Bug

I was browsing Stamp with Heather's blog yesterday and I found this super cute layout that I just had to copy!! I changed the colors and opted out of cutting the bugs out- but I kept the same layout and doodling. I used my corner rounder punch without the gaurd to make the scallops edges and then took a black SU marker and doodled. I also outlined "Cute" after I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie. The rest of the letters are in old olive. I really like how it turned out! Thanks Heather!
By the way- the pictures of my son were taken last summer when he was in Pittsburgh with my parents. He is painting at a children's museum. Isn't he the cutest?!

A scrapper in training!

Every night Makenzie wants to come in to my scrapbook room and color. She loves to look at all my projects and she always asks to see pages with her picture on it!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Run like the wind!

Another set of my "10 a day" cards. These were so simple! To make the horse look like he is running, I inked the stamp up once and then stamped it three times on the white without reinking. Each time that I stamped it- the image got lighter. It is hard to see in the picture- but I stamped the paisley in the Wanted set all over the green and the red papers inmchocolate chip ink to make my own patterned paper. I also used a sponge to apply chocolate chip ink around all the edges for a more aged look. And of course I had to add some ribbon! And I got brave and added an embelishment from the Hodge Podge kit. For whatever reason I like to hoard these types of things! But not today! I used everyone of them!!

January Workshops

These are the projects that we made for my January workshops. Everyone loved them! I used the Happy Heart Day stamp set for both. The card is Soft Sky, Wild Wasaibi, Real Red and Whisper White. I stamped the elephant 2 times- once on the white and again on Soft Sky designer series paper. Then I cut out the soft sky one and pieced it on to my white. I colored the hearts with a real red marker and I used a blender pen with Wild Wasaibi ink for the grass. The candy bag is just the Happy Heart Day stamp set with tag punches and some markers. Very easy and would be a fun treat for kid's friends!

My guys!

They are best of friends for sure!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A blast from the past!

Ok I am cheating a bit. I made this card last Spring! But I am having a super busy weekend- 2 scrapbook clubs, a class, a workshop, and 10 cards per day. I have new things to show- but to be honest I haven't had time to take pictures!
Anyway- everyone is talking football right now! And I am proud of this card since I made it when card making was brand new to me! Not bad, huh?
I punched some holes with a paper pircer and threaded some twine through the holes. Anf just in case you are wondering- this set is retired : (

Friday, January 25, 2008

Experimenting with Rub-Ons

I started using rub-ons several years ago when they were the "new" thing. But I haven't touched them since becoming an SU demo- until today! I am experimenting with some 3d projects for an upcoming rub-on class. I am not sure if you can tell- but the vase has some flowers and the words "Life is Beautiful." I filled it up with jelly beans and made my own flowers with the Ginormous Flowers stamp set. The other project is a coffee mug that says "The Sweetest Thing." I put a mix for Apple muffins in the mug and I plan on adding a tag with the muffin baking directions.
What do you think? Do either of these projects interest you? Woulk they made good class projects? I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Girl!

I am loving the colors in the new Ginger Blossom paper! I would not have thought to put these colors together but they really work! And honestly- does it matter what paper you use when the baby in the pictures is this cute?!!
Stamps: Outline Alphabet, ABC Alphabte lower
Paper: Ginger Blossom, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, River Rock
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Ribbon, Slot Punch, 1/8 hole punch, Scallop punch, Circle Punch, Versamarker

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Enjoy Every Moment

I have done quite a few layouts during the past couple of days! I am onn a roll! I like the way the colors look together in this layout. I would never have thought of this combo on my own- but the Bali Breeze Patterned paper sort of inspired me. I like the way that little bit of guava just pops! And I told you that you would be seeing the trampoline pictures on a layout!


Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Embrace Life

Paper: Bali Breeze, Taken with Teal, Tempting Torquoise, River Rock, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Black Staz On, Guava, Old Olive, Tempting Torquoise

Other: Guava Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Silver Brads, Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Blender Pen

Look at Me!

I made this layout for a convention I am going to in March. I wanted something simple since I am going to make about 10 of them.


Stamps: None

Paper: Jersey Shore, Pumpkin Pie. Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White

Other: Computer Font, Buttons, Old Olive Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Eyelet

Eggstra Cute!

As soon as I saw "The Good Egg" stamp set in the new catalog- I had this idea for a layout! And I am proud of myself for getting it done. I actually pulled these pictures of my twins off a page from last year that I was not pleased with! I think my scrapbook clubs will be doing some variation of this page for our march meetings.

Project for the Children's Hospital!

I finished it! I decorated this tin with the East Coast Prep paper and then filled it with a dozen cards ( the rocket cards and the scallop birthday cards). My husband works at the hospital and he says that when one of the kids has a birthday, the nurses just fold a piece of copy paper in half and sign it. Everyone deserves a card on their birthday so I hope they enjoy these!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More Sale-A-Bration Scallops!

I hope that you guys don't get sick of this stamp set because I plan on using it a lot! I cased this card layout from some beautiful cards made by Heather. Check out her blog, Stampin with Heather. You'll find a link on the left side of my blog under "Blogs I like to Visit." I changed the stamps, paper, and ribbon that I used. I kept the Kraft colored cardstock as my base because I liked the way it makes all the other colors pop.
Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: East Coast Prep, Kraft, Real Red, Tempting Torquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Other: circle punches, scallop punch, red grosgrain ribbon, silver brads
Very simple card!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rocket Cards!

This is a preview of the project that I am working on for the kids at Phoenix Children's Hospital. It would be so sad to be in the hospital on your birthday and I want to do a little somethign to brighted the day. Hopefully, I will have the completed project ready to show you later this week.
Here is the Recipe for these cards:
Stamps: Pun Fun, It's Your Birthday
Paper: East Coast Prep Desihner Series Paper, Tempting Torquiose, White, Real Red
Ink: Tempting Torquiose, Black
Other: Ribon, Demensionals
To make the rocket image, I stamped the rocket 2 times- once in Torquoise on the white square and then again in black on a red scrap. I cut just the rocket out of the red and then used demensionals to adhere it to the white. This is called paper piecing and I have been doing a lot of it lately!
Isn't this patterned paper cute?!!

I'm Back!

Our trip to Flagstaff was exhausting but the kids said that they had fun and that is all that matters! So here are pictures that I just had to share! They looked so cute all bundled up!

I couldn't believe it- but Laynee (only 18 months) and Kyler and Danika went sledding! Makenzie preferred to be indoors!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Simple Thank You!

I am all about "simple" this month! I have been making 10 or more cards every day. I have also found a little time to scrapbook, design class projects, and do workshops. Did I mention that I have 4 kids!
Anyway I cased this card from splitcoast stamper gbedwright. I thought that her card was simple and stunning all at the same time. I added an extra layer of groovy guava to mine and I used the groovy guava ribbon. Also, I used a different stamp for the sentiment.
Stamps: Embrace Life and Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Ginger Blossom, Guava, White
Ink: Black Stazon, Guava, Ruby Red
Other: Blender Pen, ribbon
I hope you like!!
This will be my last post for a few days as I am going on a weekend getaway with my family. But when I get back I have a super cute project to show you that I am making for the kids at a Children's Hospital that my husband works at.

A quick and simple layout!

Ok- every page in your scrapbook does not need to look like it was prfessionally designed!! It is ok to include simple pages that tell a story you want to share and remember.
My son was so excited about Christmas this year! He loved the decorations, the food, the music, and the gifts! So I wanted to include a page in our holiday album that showed his excitement and joy over the season!
This page was made with the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin kit. I love the colors! Who knew that you could mix pink, green, red and blue?! I hadn't done that since Kindergarden! All I added to this page was the red grosgrain ribbon and a rhinstone brad. All those beautiful and colorful layers behind the picture- came in the kit! Simply scrappin kits are the best!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another Cased Card

I got a beautiful card at convention last summer from Lynn Wegleitner and I finally got some time to case it! Aren't the colors beautiful together? They are pomegrante and black. Plus I love the layout. It is not your typical card! And you know by now that I am adicted to this stamp set (Baroque Motifs)! The card was simple and I was able to make 20 of them in about an hour! I have already made about 170 cards since the first of the year!

Scrapping my Christmas pics!

I made this page to keep the kids Christmas list. Each of their pictures is attached to a tag that pulls out to reveal their list. I frayed the red grosgrain ribbon by cutting it down the middle and then pulling it apart. I thought it was a little different than my usual ribbon! To make the large pocket, I used sticky tape so that the tags will stay right where they are! And don't you just love the Dashing paper? I must have ordered about 10 packages!
I printed the jornaling (a little letter to Santa from my kids) on my computer. So their is no stamping on this layout : (
So what do you think?

Sale-A-Bration is coming!

Isn't this card adorable?! I cased it completly from a stamper on splitcoast! The main image is made with the scallops So Much stamp set. It is one of many cute sets in the Sale-A-Bration brochure this year. Whenever a customer orders $50 in merchandise between February 1-March 17, they get any one of the stamp sets in the brochure for free! So the more you spend- the more sets you get for free! And if you are a hostess and your party totals reach $300- you get a free set in addition to the hostess merchandise you already earn! My calendar is filling fast- so email me now to book your party.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Too Simple???

I made this card last week and I never uploaded it because I felt like it was missing something. But I have yet to figure out what that something is- so I am calling it done!
I fell in love with the colors- Rose Red and Old Olive. The patterned paper is from the Bali Breeze pack and the flowers along the bottom are from the Embrase Life stamp set. I used my blender pen and some Rose Red ink to color them in. The sentiment is from the Curvy Verses set. And I had to add the Old Olive Ribbon. A card just isn't complete without ribbon! Then size of the card is 3x6.

Congrats to my dad!

I cannot believe that my dad ran 26 miles yesterday in a marathon!! And even more impressive is the fact that he did it in less than 4 and a half hours!
I know this picture is really silly! But that's my dad! I took the picture yesterday when we were out to lunch celebrating my dad's run and Kyler's birthday.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Do scrapbook layout

Here is a quick layout that I made a couple months ago. I don't have time to post something new this morning because I am off to my first workshop of the new year!
At my party we will be making a cute Valentine and a treat bag. I will post those soon!
This layout was made with the cutie pie paper. I printed the journaling on my computer. It says "Don't you think that the best things are already in view?" Then I used the Big Deal Alphabet to stamp "I Do." I outlined the letters with a black marker. The embelishments are just some punched out circles with silver brads. A simple layout to show off my sweet baby Makenzie!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Not your Average Birthday Card...

But he isn't your average boy either! My son, Kyler, is turning 4 on Sunday! This is the first year that he understands what his birthday is and is very excited for the cake!

So why a snowman when we live in the dessert and it will be nearly 70 degrees on his birthday? For Christmas, Kyler asked Santa for snow so that he could make a frosty. Santa was unable to bring snow because his sleigh was full. So we decided to take Kyler up to the mountains for the weekend. My parents have rented a house and so we are going to show up with all of our kids and have a mini- vacation. And Kyler is all ready to make a Frosty. Mammy even got him a magical hat and a corncob pipe for his frosty! It should be fun and I will finally have pictures for my snow scrapbook pages!

Anyway- this card is easy. I used white for the card base with a strip of Wasabi on the botton. Then I used some of the new Jersey Shore designer series paper with the polka dots. The snowman is from the Merry and Bright set that was in the winter mini. (Do you believe that is the only snowman stamp I have left?!!) I colored the snowman with markers and punched him out. I matted him several time since he isn't very big. I added my ribbon- since no card is complete without it! The sentiment is from the set It's Your Birthday, which my hubby got me for Christmas!