Friday, March 30, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch #201

This week's sketch at Creative Scrappers. I had a lot of fun working on this layout!


Fancy Pants Designs - 'To the Moon' collection

SCT - Sketch Challenge

My favorite crafting magazing, Scrapbook & Cards Today, has been celebrating their 6th birthday all week long on their blog. Wednesday, they posted a great sketch challenge!

The sketch:

As soon as I saw that bird, I knew exactly which collection I needed to use! I won the Fancy Pants 'Be You' collection back in February and had yet to use it! It features some cute, whimsical birdies. The colours and whimsy of this collection reminds me of a colourful, whimsical little girl I know!

Fancy Pants - 'Be You' collection pack

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Echo Park Sketch Challenge

So this past month, the Echo Park Paper Company, offered a free idea book for their 'This & That' collections. In this idea book, is a great sketch challenge!

Well, I was going to show the sketch, but it is in a pdf file and I can't get it to show. SO you will have to go here and download the idea book if you want to see it!

Here is my take on the sketch. I flipped it and moved a few things.

I love how it turned out!


AC Brown cardstock
Echo Park - Times & Seasons 'Charming' collection (papers,                   tags, stickers, borders)
          - Happy Days brads
RRR - twine


Never again! will I make my own hexagons! Way too hard! But they do look nice :)

This card is for the:

Hexagon/Honeycomb challenge at the Create Blog


DIY Embellishments challenge at Moxie Fab World

I love how it turned out. But man, hexagons are hard!

cream card base
CTMH paper
Unity Stamp Co - 'Be You'

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Challeng #121 - Going Green

I looooooove how this card turned out!!!! The fussy cutting! The layers! The glitter! The papers!

This weeks challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is to 'Go Green' by re-using something. I used the cover sheet from Pink Paislee's London Market collection. I thought it would ease me into being able to cut up the beautiful papers but now I just wish I had more of the cover sheets!

I'm also entering this into the Don't Throw it Away Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

My card.

So pretty! I used the little mini sample squares of each paper for the background and the strip section of papers for the mat under the image. I inked all the edges of the papers. I fussy cut out the roses, crown and moth and glittered the roses.

For the lovely Kraftin Kimmie Cinderella image, I layered her dress with blue and pink cardstock, glittering the top blue and the pink bodice. Some liquid pearls for earrings and necklace and she is lovely! (I think!). I just wish I had stamped the sentiment ('It's all about the Shoes') straight! But I'm pretending I wanted it that way ;)

So what do you all think????

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - 'Cinderella'
Pink Paislee - 'London Market' cover sheet
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Clear glitter
Distress Ink - frayed burlap
Echo Park - 'Springtime' Cardstock (blue/yellow)
Pink cardstock from stash

Sunday, March 25, 2012

CPS Card Sketch - #258

Another of the cards I made today! This one is for entry in CPS #258 sketch challenge.

This is the sketch

And this is my card.

Love that 'hello there' stamp!

CTMH - papers
Unity Stamp Co - Sweet Thoughts of Spring

Chick Challenges #23

I was in a card making kind of mood today, so I scrolled through my blog list looking for some cute challenges.

Chick Challenges with Ippity had a fun sketch. I haven't made this type of card before, so I thought I would give it a try!


Pretty cute!

I am also entering it in the Unity March Challenge ~ Doors and Windows.

Unity - KOTM - 'Take Your Time'
MME - Stella & Rose trims
RRR - March kit ribbon
CTMH - papers
Kraft cardstock

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2nd Unofficial Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Day 2 of the 2nd Unofficial blog hop!

Todays Hop order looks like this:

If you just happened to upon us, please go to ByBelle's blog and join in the Hop with us! If you check my post from yesterday, you can find the Day 1 Hop order as well as the rules.

Now on to the good stuff! The theme of this Blog Hop is Borders! I got the chance to put my fairly new American Crafts Knock Out border punch Value Kit to work!

See all those scalloped edges??? All punched with my little border punch. I love how this turned out!

 Look at all those layers! So pretty!

And all topped off with some Thickers and thrift store buttons!

Thanks for joining me today! Don't forget to leave a comment before you Hop off to Steph's blog! Products Used:
Fancy Pants - "Winterland" papers
American Crafts - Thickers - Dear Lizzy 'Sparkling'
                           - Rainboots 'Powder'
Non CC Products:
American Crafts - Knock Outs Border Punch Value Kit
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - "In Stitches" set
Thrifted buttons

Friday, March 23, 2012

2nd Unofficial Blog Hop

The day has arrived! It's time to hop!

Here is a reminder of the rules and so forth (taken from centralnyscrapper's blog)

"Just a reminder to be eligible to win on this Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop (their post that specific to this hop – we have some great bloggers that post regularly) and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. My blog (you are here) numbers comments and we will use to determine which comments will win the prizes. Comments will be open until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Winners will be announced here and at Crafty Love 4 My Twins on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
We have two confirmed giveaways for this blog hop. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co.). We will post updates if we are able to secure additional items to giveaway.
Some of the bloggers along the hop have mentioned that they plan to offer blog candy. Be sure to look for those announcements and follow the steps they would like you to do to be eligible for those prizes.
Finally, I would like everyone to know that the bloggers who shared projects with you (either on their own blog or as a guest blogger on another blog) are eligible to win prizes as long as they comment on each of the blogs along the hop (except their own of course).
We hope you enjoy the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop."

Here are the blogs for the first day of the hop. I will be taking part in day 2 (Saturday!).

Here is a little sneaky peak of my project.
See you back here tomorrow!
Now go forth and hop! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Project 12 ~ March 2012


Time once again for Project 12!

This month's colour suite looks like this:

 Love this combo!

I also used the sketch from March 2010:

Here is my layout:

So I focused on the green, blue and white here, just using the pink for a small touch. That is my boy in the sink, after all ;)

American Crafts - 'Hello Sunshine' papers
                - 'City Park' felt flower
                - white cardstock
                - Thickers
                - glitter buttons
Making Memories - green trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon - white ric rac
K & Co. - blue paper ?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Hop Announcement

Just a quick heads up to let you know that I will be taking part in my very first blog hop this Friday! (Well, first from this side of things! I've hopped plenty of times myself!)

{insert gratuitous cute baby photo to tie in "hop" theme} 

The details:

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. The hop will start at mommyx2's blog ( at 8am MDT on Friday, March 23. Everyone will have until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. We have two confirmed giveaways. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co. {}). To be eligible to win on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. The winners will be selected via and announced at on Wednesday, March 28.

Some of the bloggers along the hop have mentioned that they plan to offer blog candy. Be sure to look for those announcements and follow the steps they would like you to do to be eligible for those prizes.

So mark your calendars for this Friday! Oh, and the theme is 'Borders'! I can't wait to see all the projects!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch #200

Another cute sketch up this week at Creative Scrappers (do I say that every week?!).

 My layout (I can still see the sketch in it; can you???).

Pebbles Inc. - 'Easter Time' papers & stickers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine

Kraftin Kimmie Sketch #120

Time for the new weekly sketch at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I like how my card started, but do you ever wish there was an undo button at your craft table???? I *may* have gotten a little carried away with my new distress ink. *sigh* I probably should have started again, but I didn't want to have to pull out my Cricut again :P

The sketch.
 My (over inked) card.

Poor little bunny.....

MM -  Spring Fling brad
DCWV - Nana's Kids stack
Bazzil - pink cardstock
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Posy

Friday, March 16, 2012

Triple Threat

I had time today to work on a card for the new challenge up at and decided to make it fit a couple of other challenges too! - Challenge #7 - Up-cycle something into a flower

Moxie Fab World - Fascination with Feathers Challenge

Create Blog - Vintage Floral

My Card.

My up-cycled flower is made from a flap of the corrugated cardboard shipping box from Some feathers from my stash and some pretty vintage flower paper from Echo Park and I am in all 3!

Echo Park - 'For the Record' 6x6 papers
Jillibean Soup - Bean Stalks trim (string)
Shipping box
Glimmer Mist - 'red nosed reindeer'
Kraft cardstock
Unity Stamp Co. - Time for Friends & Wine" & "Dream Big"

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

A simple little card today, using my new favorite stamp!

I used the sketch for the CPS challenge #256. And the Unity Ippity March 4th Challenge of "Winged Things, Things that Fly, Things in the Air". And the Moxie Fab World, Tuesday Trigger photo which inspired me with its mix of neutral beige and cream with pops of pink and green. And the use of patterns on the chairs and rug.

The sketch.

This Week's Sketch (#256)

The photo. Titled, Simple Elegance.

 My card.

Love this! Although I may add some pearls to it :)

DCWV - French Country stack
Unity Stamp Co. - Dream Big & sentiment
Making Memories - trim

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch #199

Another great sketch this weekend! This one is from the Creative Scrappers blog. I knew this would be a great sketch for some pictures of the young man. And I found the perfect set.

The sketch.

My layout.

Love this! The colours are slightly better IRL. They are a teeny bit brighter in the photo then they should be.

Echo Park - 'Playground' collection pack

MME Blog Challenge #33

I love the sketch for this month's challenge on the My Mind's Eye blog. I couldn't wait to get started on it!


My layout.

I tried something new on this layout. See that pretty blue lace trim behind the banner? It was ivory. I used that ink/water/craft mat trick. It worked perfectly! The ink was a dark denim blue and with a few squirt of water it became the perfect lighter blue. Thanks for the tip Jasmine!

My Mind's Eye - 'Love Me' collection
Making Memories - 'Paperie' rouge brads
American Crafts - Thickers - 'Rainboots'
lace trim

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Card

Whipped up a card today, for a couple of challenges. One challlenge is the weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The challenge is to CASE a Krafty Girl (use on of their DT's cards as inspiration for our own). The next challenge is at Hiding In My Craft Room (HIMCR). They want us to Use Our Scraps.

So the card I chose from all the beautiful design team's work, is Michele's.
Michele's card:

My card.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Let's go for a Ride & In Stitches
Echo Park - Springtime papers (my scraps)
K & Company - paper ribbon
Making Memories - springtime brads

Friday, March 9, 2012

March Doodle Sketch Challenge

This is my first time participating in the Doodle Sketch Challenge. I'm not sure why. I love DoodleBug!

The March layout sketch looks like this.

My entry.

Fun! I used some of Santa's Workshop collection that I won last year.

Doodlebug - Santa's Workshop - papers
                             - Icons stickers
                             - Fancy Frills
          - Boutique Brads - Christmas
          - Headlines - 'tis the Season (tree)
          - Fancy Frills - Merry & Bright
          - Double Takes - Cheerfully Christmas
American Crafts - red cardstock

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Green One

One card. 3 Three challenges. Yay me!

Isn't she pretty?!

*Challenge #1:
  CPS sketch #255

*Challenge #2: - Challenge #6
A Recipe - 3 die cuts
                - 3 brads
                - something sparkly

*Challenge #3:
  HIMCR #36 - Colour Challenge - Monochromatic Green


L' Abricot!

I was so excited to work on a layout yesterday! I had the perfect inspiration and a great picture! I am pretty happy with the results, although I may try again with different products......

I used two different challenges to inspire me.
The first is the Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World. I think I am addicted to their blog! Always great inspiration!

This weeks is:

Love this! The colours, the patterns, the french, the letter 'A'! It reminded me of somebody I know.......

The second source is the current sketch on the Creative Scrappers blog.

Sketch #198:


Love how feminine it is! Works well with the first image, I think.

It turned out a little "cuter" than I envisioned, but I still love it! And how perfect was that inspiration photo for my little apricot (whose name also starts with an A)?!

American Crafts - 'City Park' papers
                - Thickers 'Jewelry Box' gold
                - Thickers 'Dear Lizzy' sparkling
                - Pearl Brads 'Letterbox'
Graphics 45 - metal button
Tulle ribbon
Vintage lace
Gold cord

Friday, March 2, 2012

DCWV - March Sketch Challenge

I am on the ball this month! DCWV posted their March sketch challenge today and I had it all done this afternoon! Another fantastic, easy to work with sketch this month! I am also entering this in the Love My Tapes Lace challenge. Have you seen there lace tape??? I NEED some of that!

The sketch.

My layout.

DCWV - French Country Stack
MM - Spring Fling Shimmer Alphas & Pebble Chips
MM - Wedding Pearl Alphas
MM - crochet lace trim
MM - journal card
Shabby Chic - paper roses