Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm a big sister

This is Jen's sketch this week: Here is my card! Heaven help me if I ever need it for myself!!! LOL! I wanted to use this Tilda again so I was digging through some papers I received from Eulanda awhile ago. I love these colors and they were perfect. It then just lead to the final product somehow! The main image and center sentiment circle are mounted on foam squares. I again used Pink Shimmerz (love this stuff!) on her hair bows and shoes.
Pattern Papers: unknown (perhaps Eulanda can help me here???)
Cardstock: Baby Pink, White Daisy (CTMH)
ribbon: pink (Stampingbella); green (CTMH)
stamps: Tilda (Magnolia); Express Postage and Solo d (CTMH)
font: CTMH Hippo - I printed the sentiment up from my computer and then stamped the words and hearts around it.
Ink: Baby Pink; Archival Black (CTMH)

Bella Birthday Wishes

Here is Taylor's Sketch this week: After Danica's soccer game (yay she won!), I had a bit of time to whip up a card for my neice's birthday. She is in from Victoria and we got her a black hat, black and white scarf and a gift card to a great 'teen' store (she is turning 13). Anyhow I quickly put this card together for her (she is like me and loves pink - smart girl!)
Pattern Paper: Sabrina by Making Memories
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: Cupcakabella (Stampingbella); sentiment (PTI)
dots: Stampingbella
ribbon: CTMH
scented with Cupcake Card Scent

Friday, February 27, 2009

Floral Thank You

Here's something for you to ponder: 'you know you are a crafter when the clear button falls off your pants and you try to determine if you need to sew it back on or if it could go into your scrapbook supplies! This happened to me and I have worn my pants since (it is a button on the inside of the waistband and it does have snaps too!). I think I just may add it to the scrapping stuff! LOL!

So on to the card for today. Here is Amy's sketch, I haven't done one of hers in awhile.
Here is my card. Very simple to make! I used cut the flowers out of the patterned paper, mounted with foam squares and a bit of sewing and voila!

Pattern Paper: Love Letters by Little Yellow Bicycle
Stamps: sentiment (Paper Trey Ink); dots (CTMH)
charm: CTMH
ribbon: Stampingbella

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gratitude seldom spoken

I love these Webster's pages! Making a card is so easy with them! Pattern Paper: Close to My Heart and Webster's Pages
Stamps: Hero Arts
Clear Button and hemp: Close to My Heart

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Ok so I lied, I did one more! This will for sure be the last Kraft card for awhile. I just wanted to do a simple one, and believe me it was simple! I scored the lines with my Scorboard, stamped the images and not much else to explain! The butterfly was embossed with white, cut out and mounted with foam squares. Paper: Jillybean Soup
Stamps: Treasure Life, Say it in Style, Butterfly Kisses (CTMH)
ribbon: CTMH
pearls: Kaiserscrapbook

UR one of a kind

I used this weeks SCS sketch, I haven't used one of them in awhile. Still using more of the Kraft paper from my kit. That's all for a bit, I need some color! LOL! Paper: Jillybean Soup
Cardstock: CTMH
clear button & hemp: CTMH
stamp: Code it (CTMH)
letter stickers: American Crafts puffy (brown)

Krafty hi

This is the first sketch for Card Patterns a few weeks ago. I finally made a card with it. I just got my Scrapaholic Kit in the mail yesterday and it works so well with this months Caardvarks challenge that I wanted to see what I could come up with. I used many elements from the kit, I am definately learning to overcome my hoarding tendencies!
Pattern Paper: Jillybean Soup
Cardstock: Kraft (Jillybean soup); Barn Red (CTMH)
Stamps: Free Spirit; Angel Whispers (CTMH)
Ink: Cranberry (CTMH)
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Scroll, Scroll, Scroll

I have posted a lot of stuff lately (wish I could always get so much accomplished!) so make sure you scroll down.

It's a Girl

This is the sketch from Page Plans this week. Here is my card. I have challenged myself to use my Cricut Expression more, since I have it and a lot of cartridges. I think I am doing pretty good so far this year!
Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: CTMH
ribbon: unknown
pearl: Hero Arts
punch: Martha Stewart
Cricut: New Arrival

Monday, February 23, 2009

Proud mom

So Jason and Danica arrived home safely last night around 10:30. Danica was very excited and happy with her trip and her performance. Although she has not really been training a whole lot (track is not a sport we can do outside here through our winter!), she has done a bit. Well she came home with 4 medals - 1 silver and 3 bronze medals, and several personal bests! So happy for her.

Thank you very much

This weeks Mojo sketch: I have used this color combo a few times in the past couple of years. I don't normally like blue or orange but I love this combo, so bright and cheery. Funny, I came by it when trying to make some mismatched pics 'go' when scrapbooking awhile back and it just worked. So whenever I need a 'pick me up' I tend to go back to this combo! Now on to the card. All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the punches and cuttlebug folder. I embossed the butterfly by first stamping in orange, then overstamping with clear embossing ink and powder. The butterfly is mounted with foam squares for dimension.

Paper: Heavenly Blue, Orange, White Daisy
Stamps: Damask Tiles; Intrinsic Background; Solo t; Placement Guide; Butterfly Wings (March SOTM)
Ink: Heavenly Blue, Orange, Clear embossing ink
Clear Embossing Powder
White grosgrain ribbon
Circle Punch, Scallop Circle and Scallop border punches: SU!
Swiss Dots embossing folder

Grade 8

The Creative Scrappers sketch this week was perfect for this layout. It went together nicely and quickly, gotta love that! The title is on foam squares. I stamped and embossed the 8. Pattern and colored paper: SEI, Black Orchid
Cardstock: Black and White Daisy (CTMH)
Stamps: Journalling Jots; Classmate Alphabet, Solo 8, September Word Puzzle (CTMH)
Ink: Archival Black (CTMH)
Rubons: Unknown
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook, Storybook
black brads: CTMH
sentiment circle: Heidi Swapp

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Jason and Danica are not home from Kamloops yet so I squeezed in another card tonight! Scroll down to see all that I posted this weekend! This is the sketch from CPS. Here is my card. It came together very quickly, love that! I dug out some paper that I bought awhile ago.
Pattern Paper: Sandylion and Kiwi B&T (CTMH)
Cardstock: Heavenly Blue and (CTMH)
fibers: Embroidery floss (CTMH)
Stamps: Spot On Background; Rustic Flowers (CTMH)
Ink: Heavenly Blue, Archival Black (CTMH)
ribbon: unknown
letter stickers: American Crafts
buttons: unknown
charm: CTMH


I have posted LOTS of stuff this weekend (it has been a GREAT weekend!) so scroll down, you don't want to miss anything!

This is Beate's sketch. Here is my card. I can't get enough of this Tilda (thank you Sparkle!). She is just so cute! Tilda, the frog, butterfly and a flower are mounted on foam squares. I also painted Tilda's shoes, the letters, the frog and the hair bows with Shimmerz. Most supplies are from CTMH.
Pattern Paper: Daydream (CTMH); unknown
Cardstock: Sorbet
Ribbon: Blush polka dot
Dimensional Letters (Uppercase)
pearls: Hero Arts
Shimmerz: Angel Wings, Key Lime, Pink


I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints. This was a hard layout to do. We dearly miss Sasha. I used 10 different stamp sets (all from CTMH) and the circles are on foam squares.

Pattern Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Black, Heavenly Blue and White Daisy (CTMH)
Ink: Archival Black, Heavenly Blue, Gray Wool (CTMH)
Brads and clips (CTMH)
Chipboard Heart: CTMH
Main title: Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook
smaller title letters: American Crafts 'thickers'

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thank U

This is Lauren's sketch for this week: Here is what I came up with. It incorporates Lauren's sketch and is another one for the OCC challenge.
Pattern Paper: Webster's Pages
Stamps: Say it in Style; Friendship Alphabet: CTMH
clear buttons and hemp (CTMH)
Cricut cartridge: Storybook


This is Tamara's sketch this week: Here is my card. I hand cut out the flower from the pattern paper. The butterfly is stamped then embossed on black paper.

Pattern Paper: Making Memories Sabrina
Cardstock: Black (CTMH)
Stamp: Butterfly Kiss (CTMH)
ribbon: unknown
gems: CTMH
letter stickers: American Crafts
punch: Martha Stewart

Triple Play Thank you

This is the sketch this week for Card Patterns: Here is what I came up with. I incorporated the Caardvarks challenge (to use Kraft) and the OCC challenge to add a tag to a card. Now this is not the best pic - I wish I had my camera!
Pattern Paper: Notebook: CTMH
Cardstock: Black, Desert Sand (CTMH)
Stamps: Journalling Jots (I used the stamp kissing technique on the t); Solo t
ribbon: CTMH
buttons: inknown
clip: Tim Holtz
flower: unknown
hemp: CTMH
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook

Camera Challenged!

So Jason has taken Danica out of town for a track meet and asked if he could take 'our' camera (really it is mine, I say my camera! lol). Hesitantly I said ok, knowing that I could use Jaimee's to take pics of my creations this weekend (and I plan on doing lots!). My first try with Jaimee's camera and I can't seem to get the pics to download! How frustrating. Not so bad, but of course Jaimee is gone all day with a friend and I won't see her until 10:30 tonight! So check back tomorrow, hopefully I will have something figured out by then!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I used the Inspired Blueprints sketch again, I just flipped it this time. All supplies are from CTMH except the chipboard flowers. Pattern Paper: Boom di Ada
Cardstock: Autumn Terracotta
Stamps: Journalling Jots, Tiny Typewriter, He said She said, Today's Date, Spot on Background
Ink: Gray Wool, Autumn Terracotta
Hollyhock twill
Hollyhock photo clips
Hollyhock buttons
Basic Embroidery Floss

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Everything

This is the bonus sketch from 2 Sketchtes 4 You. Here is my card. I used another one of my Tilda images from Sparkle. I am hooked on these sweetie pies, they so remind me of Danica when she was young! I used my new Raspberry Tart papers, so pretty. I also some flowers and mini gems (on her dress) both things I received in a RAK. The stockings and hair bows have been painted with Shimmerz. Tilda is on foam squares. This card went together quickly!
Pattern Paper: Raspberry Tart (SU!)
Cardstock: White Daisy (CTMH)
Stamps: With Love and Ambiance (CTMH); Tilda and Chair (Magnolia)
Flowers: unknown
Buttons: unknown
white waxy flax (CTMH)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Dream is...

This is the sketch this week from Card Patterns. This is my card. It is hard to tell from the picture but the inside circle is on foam squares. I played with a lot of new things on this card!
Pattern Paper: Heidi Swapp
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy (CTMH)
pearls: (Hero Arts)
Stamps: Flourish (Basic Gray); Sentiment and Heart (Close to My Heart)
Ink: Archival Black, Gray Wool (CTMH)
ribbon: unknown
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Mini Letter Stickers: Making Memories

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Happy Hello Friend

This weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch: Here is my card. I switched it up a bit but the basic layout is there. Went together very quickly, love that! The butterfly is attached only along the body so that the wings are free. I have cut out and adhered some flowers with foam squares.

Pattern Paper: Websters Pages
Cardstock: Cocoa (CTMH)
Stamp: Classmate Alphabet (CTMH)
ribbon (Walmart)
Gems: CTMH

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Telegraph Cove

I used this weeks sketch from Inspired Blueprints for this layout. It is also for this weeks Scrapping Out Loud challenge to scrap an amazing moment. I kept everything pretty simple as I wanted to keep the calm ,serene feeling of the whale watching trip. I used my Sizzix Serif Alphabet that I haven't used in ages and made my own chipboard letters out of coasters. I also used Stazon to stamp on one of the photos. Stamps: Today's Date; Walk with Nature (CTMH)
Pattern Paper: Heidi Swapp
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Gray Wool, White Daisy (CTMH)
silver eyelet
metal clips

Blog Candy!

Carla has not only an awesome blog, she has some great blog candy going on. Check it out here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Birthday 2U

Beate did another sketch! Here is my card. Most supplies are from CTMH. The chipboard heart was covered with Kiwi dp (retired). The main letters are on foam squares.

Stamps: Journalling Jots; Connections; Code It
Pattern Paper: Game On; Silhoutte
Cardstock: Black and Gray Wool
Ink: gray wool
clear button
pewter brads
Cricut Cartridge: Plantain Schoolbook; Storybook
Cuttlebug folder: branches
Mini Letters: Making Memories

A Wish Came True

This is my final page from our Japan trip. I will do one page that is all journalling and such but all the pics have been done. I used a sketch from 52 Sketches. Not one of my favorite layouts - I think because of the blue and yellow - not my favorite colors! Also I have been into patterned paper lately so I think this one is just lacking some 'oomph'. Oh well, not fretting here. Most supplies are from CTMH. The title is on foam squares, some of the stars have been 'Stickled' while the yellow ones are glittered. Stamps: Journalling Jots (CTMH); Chinese Character (unknown)
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Cardstock: White Daisy, Moonstruck and Honey (CTHM)
Chipboard Stars: CTMH
Punched stars: unknown punch
White ricrac: CTHM
gems: CTMH
Rub on letters: CTMH
Cricut: Storybook

Happy Valentine's Day

I made this for my hubby before Christmas, and did post it then. I just thought I would post it again. All the deets can be found here.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Here is a layout I did last night. One more page and I am finished the Japan pages! We had a great (but very hot) couple of days in Tokyo. I don't mind visiting, but I certainly couldn't live there! Behind one of the pictures is a hidden journalling tag. The sentiment 'tag' is from Heidi Swapp. The flowers are cut out of design paper and then mounted with foam squares. Pattern Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Baby pink, Black, Gray Wool, Tulip and White Daisy (CTMH)
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nothing new tonight

Nothing new to show you tonight. I just got home. Jaimee has been sick - temperature and sleeping basically since Sunday. I took her up to get checked out. She has bronchitis as well as a viral infection. Poor girl. Probably no school at all this week.

Also, I did make some cute little Valentine's for the students in my class but for some reason my Photoshop program keeps freezing up on me so I can't download any pictures. So frustrating!

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Kimonos

I used a sketch from 52 Sketches. I love this paper from Me & My Big Ideas worked perfectly with this photo. Jaimee and her friend bought themselves a kimono and wore them on our shopping day in Tokyo. I tried to talk them out of it - re: not practical, etc. They had made up their mind and I am glad they did. They looked adorable!Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Baby Pink, Black, Gray Wool and White Daisy (CTMH)
Stamps: Classmate Alphabet (CTMH)
Thickers Alphabet: American Crafts
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories
Cricut Cartridges: Plantain Schoolbook; Storybook

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I used a sketch from Pencil Lines for this page. Not a lot to this page. I LOVE this photo that I took as it has Jaimee in her kimono along with her friends. One of my favorite photos from our trip. I spotlighted the title on the photo and adhered it with a foam square. Patterned Paper: Love Letters (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Cardstock: Red (Little Yellow Bicycle); Black, Gray Wool (CTMH)
Stickers: Love Letters (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Chipboard bracket: unknown
silver eyelets (CTMH)

Done with Unforgettable!

This is my final 'Unforgettable' layout for Jaimee's Japan pictures. We move on to Tokyo next so I will move on to some hip/modern papers! Abashiri is where we stayed with our homestays so we made some great friends and had a lot of fun. This is a Page Maps sketch. A detail shot to show where the hidden journalling is - darn I forgot to print it on cardstock, off to do that now!

Another interactive page. Great way to fit more pics on a page.
Stamps: Journalling Jots; Whimsy Uppercase and Lowercase (both CTMH); Ledger me (CHF)
Rub ons
clear buttons
Sorbet ribbon


I just checked the Page Plans blog again - yes I have been stalking it today! I can't believe it, I won!!! Thanks again everyone! Doing the happy dance here!

Voting is closed

The Page Plans contest voting is closed, THANK you everyone who took the time out to vote for me. The results should be ready later on today. My fingers are crossed!

Please Vote for me

This post will remain at the top until Feb. 8th. Please scroll down for new posts! Thank you to you who have voted, I really do appreciate it!

I have entered 2 layouts in the Page Plans Slice contest. I would love it if you could vote for me! I have my Bates Beach layout and my Snow layout entered in the first 2 sets of photos. They are both labelled with Laurel S. You are allowed 2 votes per day. Thanks in Advance! Please click on the Page Plans link.


Saturday, February 7, 2009


I used a Creative Scrappers sketch and this is what I came up with. All supplies are from CTMH, except the Cricute shape and title and the chinese character background stamp. The large title and some of the flowers are on foam squares. Stamps: Noteworthy, He Said She Said, Key to My Heart, Journalling Jots and Chinese Character
Paper: Unforgettable design paper, Sorbet, Cocoa and Desert Sand cardstock
clear buttons
Cricut: Plantain schoolbook, Accent Essentials

Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Japan Layouts

I used some more Inspired Blueprints sketches for these layouts. All supplies are CTMH except the metal clips. I hope you don't tire of these papers, I just want all the Japan pictures to have the same 'feel'. Although I may do Tokyo more 'hip'!

Patterned Paper: Unforgettable
Cardstock: Sorbet, Cocoa
Stamps: Vintage Post Card, Noteworthy
Fancy Botanicals
Sorbet ribbon
clear buttons
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook, Accent Essentials

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Proud mom moment!

Nothing creative to post tonight, too busy. I do, however, have some good news. The BC Athletics list just came out for 2008. Danica was in the top 10 (for all 10 year old girls in our province), in 3 events!!! wow, I am a happy mom!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I finally did another 2 Sketches 4U card. Michael's had their paper packs on at 30% off, I really stocked up! Even better than stocking up is that I am actually using them right away! This is a simple card. The paper is Amy Butler by Making Memories. The flower is on foam squares. I also paper pieced parts of the flower for dimension. I then used Celery Shimmerz over top. This is also my submission into the Flourishes Challenge, to use a flourish on a card.
Some detail:
Paper: Amy Butler - (K& Company)
Cardstock: Gray Wool, Black (CTMH)
Thickes Flourish (American Crafts)
Puffy Letters (Making Memories)
Shimmerz: (All that Scraps)
gems: (CTMH)
Cricut cartridges: Plantain Schoolbook, Accent Essentials

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