Thursday, January 31, 2008





I used the Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up to make this 2 page layout. I got the design from the Cherish Book by Close To My Heart. I also used the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker by SU for the journaling and the pink flower w/ yellow center is from Prima, Inc.

I hope all of my blog readers are having a GREAT day :-) Thanks for stopping by.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

You Are My Sunshine!



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This is a double layout that I made over the weekend of my now 7 year old. She was 21 months in these photos. I used this GREAT All In One Scrapbooking Kit by Creating Keepsakes that my dear friend Elisabeth gave me. I had so much fun with it! The words you see on the layout are all rub-ons that came with the kit as well. I used a layout design from Close To My Hearts Imagine Book to create this 2 page spread. That in itself was a huge help! I also used Stampin' Ups clear buttons and put matching paper behind then and then tied Waxy Flax from Close to My Heart in the button holes. I also used Chocolate brads from Close To My Heart. I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening!

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Sweetest Things



Here are the little trinkets I made for my two girlfriends who went on the Scrapping Getaway with me this past weekend. They both liked them! They were filled with different kinds of Hershey Kisses. I used the new SU Urban West rub-ons to decorate the containers. I used black for the one with the Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain Ribbon and the white for the one with the Real Red Wide Grosgrain Ribbon. The little tins are from Papertrey Ink. They were super easy and quick to throw together!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I will have some layouts to share with you from my weekend away later on this week :-)
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thank goodness for Urban West Rub-Ons...




This box & card set was created with the new Urban West Rub-ons by Stampin' Up. And all I can say is I am IN LOVE with these rub-ons!!! I did not think I would be, but I am having so much FUN with them. Today I created a couple of trinkets with the rub-ons again, but I will have to post those when I get back from my weekend scrapbooking getaway since the trinkets were made for my craftin' buds :-) Anyway, this box gift set is another door prize donation that I am giving to our preschool. I hope the winner likes them!

Products used:
Stamps - NONE
Rub-ons - Urban West (SU)
Embellishments - The ribbon on the top of the box is Kraft Taffeta & Black Thin Grosgrain (both SU)
Small Note cards & envelopes (SU)
The box is from Target!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Thinking of you...


As promised, here is the 2nd card I made with that great printed cardstock by Imaginesce my girlfriend gave me and the For a Friend Stamp Set by Stampin' Up. It is a new Level 1 Hostess Set, and you can earn it FREE by hosting a catalog show or home show!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a GREAT day!

Products used:
Stamps - For a Friend (SU)
Ink - Black
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink) & Pretty in Pink (SU)
Patterned Paper - Imaginesce
Markers - Real Red (SU)
Embellishments - Red Stickles & Real Red Thin Grosgrain (SU), Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Rectangle Nestibilites for cutting and embossing the white rectangle
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Monday, January 21, 2008

Wishing You Love!



This card was inspired by the patterned cardstock given to me by my friend Elisabeth (Thanks E :-). It is by Imaginesce and super nice in person. It is very heavy AND textured! I made 2 cards with this paper and will share the other one with you tomorrow.

I used sketch challenge #159 from for the design. I also stamped extra hearts, cut them out, colored them red and then added red Stickles for some glitz. I only adhered the hearts down the center so that the edges could be raised for a 3-D look. You will see what I mean in the 2nd photo shown above.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
Stamps: For a Friend Hostess Set (SU)
Ink: Black
Markers: Certainly Celery & Real Red (SU)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Imaginesce
Embellishments: Real Red Thin Grosgrain, Dimensionals (SU); Red Stickles
Tools - Scalloped Rectangle by Nestibilities (cut & embossed)
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Papertrey Ink - Out on a Limb


I got my new Out on a Limb stamp set (from yesterday and had to play with it RIGHT away! I am impressed with myself because usually new things sit and sit until they are not NEW anymore...LOL!!! I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way at times. But we had a lazy day at home yesterday, so it gave me a little extra time to play :-) I used card sketch challenge #151 to create this card.

This was a really cool set to work with. I used the dotted overlay and then went through with the single open leaf and added it to some of the branches. I also used the individual 3 dotted stamp with Versamark to stamp the top of the River Rock cardstock. This card is for a friend who surpised me yesterday with the kindest words. I hope she likes it!

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I am getting ready to get supplies together for a scrapbooking retreat I am going on next weekend! Since I have been making so many cards, my scrapbooking has been neglected. So that is ALL I plan on doing next weekend. Hopefully I will have some layouts worthy enough to share with you :-)

Happy Stamping!

Products used:
Stamps - Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - River Rock, Groovy Guava (SU); Versamark
Patterned Paper - Polka Dots from Ginger Blossoms DSP (SU)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, River Rock, Groovy Guava (SU)
Embellishments - Groovy Guava Ribbon, Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scalloped Circle Punch, Slot Punch (SU); Corner Rounder & Circle Punches (CM)

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Like Mother - Like Daughter(s)!



I just had a great scrapbooking photo op - both of my girls with their lap desks (courtesy of my friend Elisabeth) crafting the day away. I just had to share what they both created. My 7 year old made the card for her friend Alyson and my 3 year old did the coloring page. They have been having so much FUN together this morning and it warms my heart! I am glad they LOVE to do what I do too - that is the added bonus! (Oh, and the "A" was created with the Cuttlekids Machine - Fairy Alphabet).

Hope you are all having a great day! The good news is we are surrounded by snow, but the roads are good :-)
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Cuttle-Pal Note Cards

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I made 2 of these sets as donations for door prizes for our preschool fundraiser. There are 4 cards in each set and each card has a different sentiment - Thank You, Love You, Wish Big & Best Wishes. I got the "Cuttle-Pal" name from Sharon Johnson at and it means that the Cuttlebug & Scor-Pal were used together to make one card. (Make sure you view her blog for more ideas! She has done some amazing work with both tools!) They were so easy and FUN to make! Thanks to Elisabeth for letting me borrow her Scor-Pal. That is definitly on my ever growing wish list!

Hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by! We are getting hit with TONS of snow. It has been pouring since about 2pm and I don't see an end in sight any time soon. So I plan on staying nice and warm tonight in my craft room preparing for a workshop I have scheduled for tomorrow night - and I hope it is not snowed out :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Short & Sweet (SU)
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink), Certainly Celery (SU)
Embellishments - Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon & Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Oval Punches (SU), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Scor-Pal
Clear Boxes - Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Valentine Notes




Here is a box set that I donated to our preschool to use as a door prize for our annual Sweetheart Banquet Fundraiser. Thanks to my friend Jill (you can find the link to her blog on the sidebar at Jill's Card Creations) who gave me the idea that the SU small note cards & envelopes fit in these boxes we have had forever! The size of the cards are 5" x 3 1/2" and they fit perfectly. There are 3 each of 2 different color combos for a total of 6 cards & envleopes in the box. I used Twitterpated by SEI to decorate the cards & box. I hope the person who wins likes them! I have more sets that I have donated and will show them later this week.

Have a GREAT day! And thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my creations. My hope is that they inspire you with your own creations.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Riveting (SU)
Ink - Black & Cranberry (CTMH)
Pattern Paper - Twitterpated (SEI)
Cardstock - Whisper White note cards w/ envelopes (SU)
Embellishments - Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain & Real Red Thin Grosgrain (SU), Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Circle Punches (CM)
Misc. - Box from Target
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another Valentine...


I had some pre-cut supplies leftover from the Embrace Life card (below) that I made for the Shoebox Swap I recently attended and decided to make them into Valentines. This is such a FUN set - Happy Heart Day from Stampin' Up! I paper pieced his sweater with striped paper from the Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper. That is my favorite part about this card. I hope you like it too!

Inside Verse - To someone with a very big heart!

Supplies used:
Stamps - Happy Heart Day (SU)
Ink - Black, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red (SU), Grey Flannel (CTMH)
Pattern Paper - Ginger Blossoms (SU)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Ruby Red (SU)
Embellishments - Groovy Guava Stitched Ribbon & Dimensionals (SU), Diamond Stickles
Tools - Blender Pen
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Monday, January 14, 2008

A simple Valentine...


This is a simple Valentine I made for my hubby! I used my Nestabilities for the first time to emboss the front of the card and some rub-ons my friend Elisabeth gave me. I hope he likes it!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Purely Pomegranate (SU), White (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - White rub-ons (CTMH)
Tools - Large Rectangle Nestabilities (Papertrey Ink), Cuttlebug Machine
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

My BEST Bellas...

I have the BEST Bellas/Friends!!! Look what 2 of my best crafting buddies gave me yesterday...

The HuggyBella card was from my friend Elisabeth! I just LOVE this card. I have it displayed in my crafting room so that I can remember just how lucky I am to have her in my life :-) Thanks E!

Now this adorable tin arrived in the mail yesterday and was a HUGE surprise! It is even more adorable in person. My friend Michelle made this for me and inside was another surprise - a huge stamp! I will be making something with that real soon and will post it. You can view Michelle's wonderful creations at Bella Kitty Creations and you can find the link to the right of this post. Thanks again Michelle! I just LOVE it :-)


I hope you all are blessed to have as many crafting friends as I have to share the love of the hobby with! I don't know what I would do without ALL of them :-)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another gift...& Blog Candy!!!


I made this set of monogrammed note cards for a friend who just received her doctorate degree. I made 10 of them with envelopes and put them in a clear stationery box. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the large chocolate chip piece of cardstock, which made them super easy to make!

I hope all of you are having a great start to the NEW year :-)

I would love to hear what NEW toys you got over the holiday. So share them with me and I will offer up some blog candy this Friday! Not sure yet what it will be, but I promise it will be good! Here are a few of my favorite new toys -
1. Limitless Labels stamp set & two sets of Nestabilities from Papertrey Ink - LOVE that company! (
2. Happy Heart Day stamp set by Stampin' Up! ( (You are welcome to purchase this stamp set through me. It is SUPER cute! Make sure you check out the Valentines Day bundle over on the main website :-)
3. Copic Markers from Eclectic Paperie (

Have a great day!!!

Products used:
Stamps - The Works Alphabet by CTMH
Cardstock - Colonial White by CTMH, Chocolate Chip by SU
Tools - Scallop Punch & Ticket Corner Punch by SU, Circle punches by CM, paper piercer
Embellishments - Vanilla Cream Taffeta ribbon by SU
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Embrace Life Set from the NEW SU! Spring/Summer Collection


This card was made using all new products from the NEW Spring/Summer Stampin' Up Collection! The NEW catalog debuts TODAY and these products are now available for purchase. This card was made using the new Embrace Life stamp set and the new Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper. This card was also made for a shoebox swap that I will be attending on Saturday. (Sorry for the spoiler girls :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Embrace Life & Priceless (SU!)
Paper - Ginger Blossoms DSP, Groovy Guava & Ruby Red cardstock (SU!), Colonial White CS (CTMH)
Ink - River Rock, Groovy Guava & Ruby Red (SU!)
Embellishments - River Rock Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Blender Pen (SU!)
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