Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is the Bonus Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week. I don't know what it is about circles and ovals lately but there have been a lot of them lately. I am not a circle/oval person/ scallop, I much prefer the straight, clean lines of squares and rectangles! That is why it is called a challenge I guess! I took in 3 challenges with this card. The sketch challenge, the 365 Card Challenge and the Use Challenge, yay me!

Patten Paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Ribbon: Walmart
RicRac: Close to My Heart
gems: Close to My Heart
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook; Indie Art
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

A toot!

I was nominated as one of the Top 5 at Card Patterns for this card, woo-hoo!

Just Sitting Here

Taylor's sketch this week: Here is my card (yes I got rid of that stray piece of fiber!). Another Tilda I am in love with! If my old pics were digital, I would post a pic of Danica so you could see why I love these Tilda's so much! The Tilda is mounted with foam squares.
Pattern Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Brilliance
Flowers: Prima
Buttons: stash
Fiber: CTMH
ribbon: Stampingbella
Markers: copics

Monday, March 30, 2009


Here is the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You this week: My card started out with the sketch and the 365 Cards challenge and then it just 'grew' from there, LOL!
Pattern Papers: Papertrey Ink; DCWV; Collage Press; Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock: CTMH
Fiber: CTMH
buttons: stash
Cricut: Walk in my Garden; Storybook

4 You

I used this weeks Bella Sketch for this card, but no Bella. I just felt like using my Sugar Nellies again, she is just so darned cute (I'm sure it is because Eulanda keeps talking to me about this sweetie) Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: Sugar Nellie; CTMH
Ribbon: CTMH
Buttons: Papertrey Ink

Sunday, March 29, 2009

UR a Hoot

The CPS sketch this week: I started out with the sketch but swayed from it a bit! Oh well, that is what a sketch is all about! I received the owl in a RAK awhile ago and finally got up the nerve to use her!

Pattern Papers: Collage Press
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: Sweet'n'Sassy (I think?)
Markers: copics
Letter Stickers: Collage Press
Cricut: Storybook
The owl is mounted on foam squares

Just Because

I have posted a lot already today and this weekend so be sure to scroll down!!!

This is the sketch this week from 365 cards this week: Here is my card. Another one that went together quickly - I suppose not sewing on it helped!
Pattern Paper: Making Memories (Sabrina)
Cardstock: CTMH
Sticker: Making Memories
Stamp: CTMH
Ribbon: Walmart
pearls: Stampingbella
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook

Enjoy the Moments

Here is another sketch from Laura, always love their sketches! I based my card loosely on the sketch! I promise I will put this paper away for awhile now! I just love it, everything just goes together so quickly and easily with this paper and always looks great!
Pattern Paper: Amy Butler
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: Hero Arts
Flourish: Prima
gems: Michael's
ribbon: Walmart
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook

I have been scrapping too!

For all of my followers that are scrappers, I have been scrapping a bit lately too. I do a yearly album for each of my daughters. I am working on Danica's 2008 album. Of course some of the pages end up being almost exactly like I did in Jaimee's so I figure no point in posting them again. I will one day move on to something new and will post here!

Thank You

The Weekend Sketch Challenge Here is my very simple card!

Pattern Paper: SU!
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: CTMH
ribbon: Walmart

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday

This weeks sketch from Card Patterns. I used my Amy Butler paper again, I love it!


The papers were still out so I thought I would try a mini card. This one is 4 X 4 and I used my sizzix die for the ice cream cone which I cut out of chipboard coasters as well - my own chipboard element! This is also my card for Rae's use it challenge: an eyelet, some polka dots and use something that you have had for over a year (my sizzix die!) Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH
Punches: SU!; crop-a-dile
eyelet and fiber: CTMH
button: Walmart

UR sweet

This weeks, CPS sketch: Here is what I finally came up with.
Pattern Papers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: CTMH
Button: CTMH
Floss: CTMH
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook; Storybook; Doodlecharms

Friday, March 27, 2009

Makes My Heart Smile

I have received this award from Kari, Jenn, and Lori. Thanks so much ladies, I really do appreciate it and love all your blogs!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Because

The Inspirational Card Sketch for this week: Here is the card I came up with. Took a bit of playing around (I had started with a different set of papers but had the same idea). I finally got what I wanted!
Pattern Papers: BoBunny; SEI; gcd
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and gems: CTMH
Cricut: Indie Art; Plantain Schoolbook
The flowers border is hand cut out with some of them on foam squares. The butterfly has a couple of layers of cardstock so that it is like a chipboard butterfly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One of a kind Friend

Another card I did all by myself (I've actually lost sleep over designing it - thinking about what I wanted to do when I should be sleeping! LOL). The pink shoe is mounted on foam squares. Pattern Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Cricut: Storybook; Graphically Speaking
ribbon and gems: Michael's

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


No sketch... I actually did it myself! Paper: Bella Blvd; BoBunny
Cardstock: CTMH
Cricut: Doodlecharms; Plantain Schoolbook
Sparkle Dots: Stampingbella
glitter: unknown

Happy Birthday Giraffe

The Mojo Monday sketch this week: Here is my quick, easy and simple card. It will be for a kid so not too much time was spent on it! I used Shimmerz on the giraffe's spots and then mounted him with foam tape.
Papers: Jillibean Soup; BoBunny
Die Cut: Fancypants
Stamp: CTMH
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook
Punch: SU!
clips: unknown

Monday, March 23, 2009

MME Beautiful You

The sketch for this week from 2 Sketches 4 You For my card I actually mixed different paper packs (same company though) and a die cut from a different company... I'm starting to go out of my box! LOL! I usually stay within one paper pack but I am challenging myself to try new things!
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Die Cut: Crate Paper
Flourish: Prima
Metal Charms: Plaid
Ribbon: Walmart
Gems: Michael's
Cricut: Mini Monograms

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tenth Birthday

I have pretty much used up all the paper from my My Mind's Eye paper pack, the colors just worked perfectly with these pics. I cut out the flowers from one of the pattern papers and some are mounted with foam squares. I used a sketch from the Page Maps book, which I tweaked somewhat and it is still not my favorite, but it worked for all the pics. Now that I see it, what a waste of DP down the center!LOL!
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Goldrush, Hollyhock (CTMH)
Stamps: Solo 1, Solo ', Happy Birthday (CTMH)
Die Cut: My Mind's Eya
buttons: CTMH
ribbon: CTMH
Cricut: Storybook


Another card with the Caardvarks Sketch. Now I have never bought stickers, yes I was a 'sticker snob' I thought why buy them when you can use stamps and make your own. Well lately stickers have been included with some paper packs that I have purchased lately and... well... I am no longer a sticker snob! I love them! This card went together quickly and easily - the longest was adhering the gems. Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: Basic Grey
Rhinestones: CTMH
stamp: CTMH
fiber: CTMH
Shimmerz (on the lips - looks like lip gloss!)
Red Hot Card Scents - this card smells so yummy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Card Pattern's sketch for this week: Here is my card. No idea why I keep making baby girl cards! I think it is so that I get my pink fix!
Pattern Paper: BoBunny
Cardstock: Kraft (Jillibean Soup); White (CTMH)
Die Cut: Fancypants
Stamp: PTI
Punch: Marvy
Buttons: CTMH and Walmart
Ribbon: Walmart and Stampingbella
Shimmerz (on the heart)
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook

More Amy Butler

Carla did a sketch on her blog and I had to try it. I kept it pretty simple, sometimes that is ok

birthday wishes

Taylor's sketch this week: My card

Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: CTMH
stamp: PTI
ink: CTMH
Glitter dots: Stampingbella
fiber: CTMH
ribbon: Michaels
Cricut: Doodlecharms
Paper Crimper
Distress Stickles

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beautiful You

This is my 3rd post for today so make sure you scroll down!

I love the Caardvarks sketch so I did another card with it already! Paper: Die Cuts With a View
Stamp: Verve
Rhinestone Flourish: Prima
pearls: Kaiser Scrapbook
ribbon: Michaels
Oval punch: SU!

Thank U

Caardvarks Challenge is a sketch challenge this time. Here is the sketch:
Paper: Kaiser Scrapbook
Ribbon: CTMH
hemp: CTMH
Flower: Prima
button: Papertrey Ink

Party Planner

Danica is a little party planner. She spends a lot of time planning, list making, searching for games, scoping out decorations, etc. She just loves to do this, therefore her birthday parties are mostly her doing (I just fork out the $$!). I love it! This page is not my normal type of page, I don't like symmetrical or 'perfect type' layouts, if you KWIM. I much prefer more random, haphazard looking pages. However, this layout from Inspired Blueprints did work for these pics. Of course another chance to use my new My Mind's Eye papers, I almost need more already! I cut out the flowers from one of the pattern papers and some are mounted on foam squares. Danica loves glitter so I had to glitter my letters. Finally, another thing Danica likes are stationary supplies (staples, clips, organizers, etc.) so I had to add a couple of staples to the page too! Pattern Papers: My Mind's Eye; CTMH
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: CTMH
Ribbon and Buttons: CTMH
Cricut: Alphalicious

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hello birdie

Laura did another sketch, love her sketches! Here is what I came up with. Went together easily as there is not much to this one. A bit of sewing, a bit of paper piecing and a bit of coloring.
Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Collage Press
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo; CTMH
Markers: Copics
The single bird is mounted with foam squares.

Back 2 School

I not sure about this blogging thing, I end up buying things and making cards that I would have never made before! I have never made a Back to School card before, but when I saw this Tilda I just had to have her, she reminds me so much of Danica when she was little! So now I have made a card with her, I'll have to tuck the card in Danica's lunch on her first day of school - although she will be in middle school next year (yikes!) and may not want notes from mom! Stamps: Magnolia; Close to My Heart
Pattern Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: CTMH
Markers: copics
Shimmerz (on the lace of the dress and her hairband)
Mini Letter stickers: Making Memories
Cricut: Graphically Speaking; Plantain Schoolbook
twill: reused packaging

Tilda and apple are on foam squares.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thanks teacher

This weeks sketch from Card Patterns. I struggled with this all week, wasn't sure what to do with the circle, but today everything just fell into place. The apple is on foam squares.
Pattern Paper: CTMH, Jillibean Soup
Cardstock: CTMH
stamps: Classmate Alphabet, Say it in Style, Spot on Backgrounds (CTMH)
Ink: Cranberry, Archival Black (CTMH)
buttons: CTMH
hemp: CTMH
Mini letter stickers: Making Memories
Cricut: Plantain Schoolbook
Clip: Tim Holtz
punch: SU!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I used sketch #11 from Inspired Blueprintsfor this layout. Papers: Collage Press
Flowers and buttons: Making Memories
Stamps: Close to My Heart
Letter stickers: Collage Press
Chipboard Letters: Close to My Heart
Die Cut: Collage Press
ribbon: Close to My Heart

The subtitle is on foam squares

Happy Birthday Little Monkey

The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You. I used a bunch of paper for this card, and I like how it turned out. It is also another card for the Caardvarks Challenge. The tree and monkey are on foam squares. The 'pole' is a toothpick.
Papers: Collage Press; Die Cuts With a View; Close to My Heart
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Stamps: High Hopes; Close to My Heart; Hero Arts
Dot Candy (coconuts): Pebbles Inc
Punch: Marvy
The monkey and tree are on foam squares.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday 2U Bella

This is this weeks Bellariffic Challenge. To make something with Bellas using this picture as inspiration. Here is what I came up with. I used My Mind's Eye paper again, I am loving that pack! It is also for Rae's Use it Challenge. And of course I used Lauren's sketch again. Oh and by the way after seeing the pic I have since colored over the flower stem with green, it was too white for my liking.

Papers: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Stampingbella
Flowers: Prima
Dots: Stampingbella
Mini Letter Stickers: Making Memories
Markers: Copics

Bella is mounted on foam squares.

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