Saturday, October 31, 2009

Everyday Moments

I was invited to take part in the Play Date Cafe Challenge. It is a color challenge:

I decided to use Ms sketch, she is such a cutie and I haven't played yet.
I was determined to not make a Halloween card with those colors. So I challenged myself. This is what I came up with, not entirely happy with it, but hey not every card can be a favorite!
Pattern Paper: Scenic Route, Scarlet Lime
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon & Button; PTI
Cricut: Hannah Montana

A Scenic Christmas

This is my second post today, be sure to scroll down to see my Card Patterns card and the fabulous sketch!

The sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches:

For my card I incorporated the JUGS challenge to use a photo and make a holiday card. This card went together so quickly! Just over half an hour, and it used all scraps, gotta love that! Very simple for me - ie. no sewing and such.
Pattern Paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock: Kraft (PTI), other (CTMH)
Stamp: PTI
hemp & bells: stash
Punches: Marvy

Season of Blessings Card Patterns and a toot

The sketch this week from Card Patterns:

We are once again sponsered by Sherrod Studio. I was lucky to have the Friendship blossoms images to play with. Such pretty flowers!

Pattern Paper: K & Company
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Kraft and Orange); CTMH (White)
Stamps: Sherrod, Unity
Buttons & Ribbon: Papertrey Ink

On another note I saw on the CARDS magazine blog that this card was featured! How exciting!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Get Sketchy Friends With Flair!

For this weeks Unity Friends with Flair, I have 2 cards to show you. One day maybe I'll get a scrapbook page ready! Unity has a fabulous sale on this weekend, a chance to purchase some great new stamp sets that will be unavailable after this weekend, until CHA in January.

The Sketch this week from Get Sketchy:

Which is a lot like the Card Positioning Systems sketch:
Get Sketchy is sponsered by Stampingbella this week! They are offering a $50 Gift Certificate, you don't want to miss out on this great chance. Stampingbella has several different lines of stamps (including the fabby Bellas), as well as papers, embellishments, cuttlebug, sizzix the list goes on. Come on over and play at Get Sketchy for your chance to win!

For my card I used some of my new paper and uninked Unity Stamps. I paper pieced the owls, they are so cute!

Pattern Paper: My Little Shoebox, American Crafts, Bo Bunny
Stamps: Unity
Cardstock: CTMH
Buttons: PTI

This next card uses the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp (love that name - I wish that was all I had to do!)
Again some more Unity stamps.
Pattern Paper: CTMH, PTI
Kraft: PTI
Stamps: Unity
Ribbon: PTI
other: Vintage dictionary

Come on back tomorrow as I snuck some Unity stamps in for my Card Patterns card as well! Then again on Monday as I have a layout for Practical Scrappers that incorporates some Unity Stamps.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Simple Enjoy Your Day

The Sketch this week from Inspirational Card Sketches:

For my card I incorporated the 365 Card Challenge - use some pins (a great challenge - forced me dig these out of my stash and use them!)
Cardstock, Ink and Pins: CTMH
Stamps: PTI, Unity
Ribbon & button: PTI
Punches: Martha Stewart, SU, Marvy

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Out of my Box

The sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches:

The last post was titled Over the Top as it was the name of the Award, well this one is called Out of My Box because this card is way out of my box! Not my normal style of card but this is what happens when you: want to do the JUGS challenge (3D flower) by using the Practical Scrappers Challenge (fun punches) and my own challenge to only use scraps! I think of my grandma when I look at this card, story here, and if she were still here I would give this card to her. The card does look kinda like mishmash but it does look better IRL. Most supplies are from CTMH.
Pattern Paper: CTMH, MME
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH, Unity, Scarlet Lime
Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success,
Hemp: stash
buttons: PTI
other: dictionary page

Over the top

I received this award from Brenda, thanks Brenda right back at you.

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word. Fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? Uhmmm?
2. Your hair? Annoying – kidding - short
3. Your mother? Ellen
4. Your father? Alex
5. Your favorite food? seafood
6. Your dream last night? Uhmmm?
7. Your favorite drink? Chai tea
8. Your dream/goal? Travel
9. What room are you in? Family
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Hmmm, bats
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? crafting
14. Something that you aren't? mean
15. Muffins? carrot
16. Wish list item? clothing
17. Where did you grow up? Port Alberni
18. Last thing you did? Ate
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? On (grrr)
21. Your Pets? dog&cat, hamster, fish, bunny – sorry couldn’t be one word!
22. Friends? far
23. Your life? BUSY
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing Someone? Friend
26. vehicle? Van (a ‘cool’ one !)
27. Something your not wearing? bra
28. Your favorite store? Scrapbook
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? lunch
31. Last time you cried? Spring
32. Your best friend? Mom
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work!
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? home

Now I have to pass this on to 5 people - wow hard to narrow it down to 5 there are so many blogs that inspire me daily. I am going to give this to: Amy H, Karla, Dora, Cindy, Amy, Sarah, Ok so I teach grade one and can't count oh well!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Risk going to far

Here is the sketch from Sketch Girl:

I have had this sketch sitting on my desk since the 15th and even tried it a couple of times but it just didn't work for me. Well I had no post scheduled and since I was not going to be outdone by a sketch I tackled it again. This card went together easily and, although, it did look better in my head, it looks much better than anything else I tried with this sketch! LOL

The cloud is mounted on foam squares.
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee, TPC
Stamps: Unity
Ink and fiber: CTMH
Ribbon & button: PTI

Halloween layout

I am definately tiring of Halloween! Danica plans a Halloween party every year and talks non stop about it from the beginning of September! This year has been no different. Then on top of that I have made so many Halloween projects and cards, for someone who is not a 'Halloweenie' I am glad to finally scrap Danica's 2008 Halloween pictures. Just in time to do some 2009 ones - geesh. Can't wait for Christmas!

Anyhow this is the sketch from The Scrappiest:

For my layout I did the sketch and then flipped it to incorporate all of the pics from last year. On the first page I made a photo collage in my photo editing program before printing it out. I had to incorporate as many of these little 'Boo Crew' as I could since Danica just loves them. "Aww they are so cute" she says everytime she sees the paper.

For Practical Scrappers the challenge this week is Fun Punches. I didn't use a lot of punches, but I did use a corner rounder and a border punch. I did some blogging today and thanks to Kim, I found out that this fits for the Cafe Mojo Challenge! Love when that happens.
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH, Unity
Punches: Corner Rounder (CTMH); Border punch (Martha Stewart)
Cricut: Paper Dolls Dress Up
Letter Stickers: American Crafts

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Enjoy your OA day!

The sketch this week from Sweet Sunday:

For my card I had already had this flower in mind last night but was too tired to do it. So when I did my blogging this morning, I found a few challenges to fit in a card! Love that! The flower is for the JUGS challenge (3D flower), the colors are for the Pile it On challenge this week - blue, yellow and green (I hardly ever use blue or yellow!). Finally, the CARDS blog has a stitching challenge out. I have had this floss forever, and this gives me a good excuse to try it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This is my third post for today, be sure to scroll down!

This is the sketch from Clean and Simple:

For my card I incorporated the JUGS challenge - to make a 3D flower. I made it from a vintage dictionary and some circle punches. I also stamped the leaf on the dictionary pages. The background is created with CTMH (Damask Tile), and the ruffle is some ribbon I found at WalMart.

Cardstock: CTMH
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon, dictionary pages
Stamps: CTMH, PTI
Button: PTI
fiber: CTMH


The sketch this week for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge:

For my card I incorporated a few challenges. First the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge was to incorporate at least 3 geometric shapes - the sketch was perfect! The Our Creative Corner Challenge was to create a card based on a Holiday movie or book. I went with the Grinch, to me these fun colors and patterns remind me of the Grinch and Whoville. This tree from my Cricut Christmas Cheer was perfect for a Whoville tree! I stamped it with Spot On Background (CTMH), painted it with Shimmerz and then mounted with foam squares. For the background I cut strips of Holiday Red cardstock and sewed it on. Finally, it incorporates the SPCC: Finally Friday challenge - to emboss and layer. I embossed the white dots and I also dry embossed the music background on the white paper (like the Whos are singing around the tree in Whoville!). Love it when it all works together like that - all in an hour, no thinking, just went together! All supplies are from CTMH except the cricut, punch and the dot stamp (PTI). Oh and one more thing, I scented the card with Candy Cane Card Scent - yummy!


The sketch this week from Card Patterns:

We are sponsered this week by the Sherrod Studio. I just love this rose image, so pretty! and of course pretty much any quote stamp gets my vote!

Pattern Paper: Close to My Heart, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Sherrod Studio, PTI (background text)
Ribbon: Michael's

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Please scroll down to see this weeks Get Sketchy Challenge! Although we are sponsered by Jazzy Stamps - I did sneak a Unity stamp in there too!

This is my post for the Unity Friends with Flair Friday. These are always so much fun and give me a great excuse (as if I need one!) to play with my Unity stamps. To see all the participants start at Angela's blog and then hop away!

The sketch this week from Inspirational Card Sketches:

For my card, I flipped the sketch and I used a few (5 to be exact!) Unity Stamps. I love the music background stamp and the little owl! I incorporated the Embellish Magazine color challenge as well. Not a challenge for me at all - gray and pink - easy peesy! I used some Hero Arts rhinestones on the owls tummy who by the way is mounted on a foam square.

Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock & Ink: CTMH
Stamps: Unity
Ribbon: PTI

I did another card for the Unity Friends with Flair Friday.

The sketch this week from Card Positioning Systems:

This is my card for the Friends with Flair Friday from Unity. I have so much fun using my Unity stamps! To see what everyone has created this week, start here at Angela's blog, then keep hopping. You may win some great goodies!

For my card I incorporated the Practical Scrappers challenge to use office supplies. I dug out my neglected tag die from Sizzix and stamped it with 2 background Unity stamps. This is also for the Caardvarks challenge - a tall card.
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee, Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Unity (4 of them!) and Pink Paislee (butterfly)
Charm, Ink and fiber: CTMH
ribbon: stash
punch (postage): fiskars
mini paper clip: Tim Holtz


The sketch this week from Get Sketchy:

We are sponsered this week by Jazzy stamps. I LOVE this pumpkin stamp - he is just so darn cute! Pop on over to the Get Sketchy blog to see what everyone has done with him - so many great ideas! Play along, and you could win some Jazzy stamps!

For my card I also incorporated the Practical Scrappers challenge (yes again!) - office supplies - so not a challenge for me! I also used a fun Unity stamp for the 'bingo card'. Finally, it is also for the Pile it On Challenge this week - anything Halloween.

This paper from Close to My Heart is called Game On and I LOVE it! I have purchased the paper pack 3 times, can't get enough of it. I have also used some of the Game On Stickese. So fun!

Now for someone who is not really a Halloween girl, I sure made a lot of Halloween stuff this fall! but this card is my favorite, I just love it! I have the pumpkin on foam squares.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches:

For my card I also had to incorporate the Practical Scrappers Challenge again - using office supplies, I LOVE office supplies! I also LOVE this paper pack from CTMH - my all time favorite. I threw this together in about 1/2 hour - thanks to stickers! All supplies are from CTMH except the clips (Tim Holtz) and punch (EK success)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Life Unscripted

The Challenge this week at Practical Scrappers is Office Supplies - staples, clips, folders... you get the idea. Easy challenge for me, I so love office supplies, shopping in Staples, etc. Love the look of ledger and notebook paper, etc. I had fun with this layout. I even used some papers from my new and old Scarlet Lime kit! I also used a very neglected Sizzix file folder die. I also think this fits into the Scrapping Out Loud Challenge - time - since it is about 'a week in the life'.

Every year us teachers can get our pictures taken if we want to. Most at our school don't. I always do as I then for sure have one picture of me taken a year! (I am the photographer so not in many pics) If the picture is ok, I use it otherwise I don't - we don't have to pay for them so why not. Now to only figure out what to do with the many wallets I get! I don't have that many friends! LOL

Stamps: CTMH, Hambly Arts
Rubons: Glitz
Chipboard buttons: Jenni Bowlin
Journalling spots: Little Yellow Bicycle
Sizzix: file folder

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bringing Sadie Home

The sketch this week from The Scrappiest, these sketches are the best!

Remember The Scrappiest has another amazing prize up for grabs so be sure to play along. Hop on over to see what everyone did with the sketch, lots of fabulous inspiration!

Are you tired of this Cosmo Cricket paper yet? I have to say I do like Cosmo Cricket but don't 'love' it. Well I did order this pack of paper because I liked it. Well I belong to 2 Scrapbooking Kit Clubs and they each have had this Cosmo Cricket paper as well. I have lots to use up! I do like how this layout turned out. I played with lots of new goodies including some Unity stamps.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

One of a Kind

I made another card with the sketch. Still more ideas to try! Now somewhere out there in blogland is a challenge to use Black and White with a pop of color, I can't remember where I saw it! LOL too many challenges to keep track of!

ETA I found it! It is on the Paper Maniac blog! Whew now I'll sleep tonight!

Pattern Paper: PTI
Cardstock, ribbon, ink: CTMH
Stamp: Unity
Punches: stash
gems: Hero Arts.

Pink and Blue Christmas

The sketch this week from Sweet Sunday:

I have many ideas floating around in my head for this one and may play again. For now I was playing around with a non-traditional color combo for Christmas and this is what I came up with. All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the punches.


This is the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges this week:

For the card I dug into my Studio Calico kit. I ordered it because it had lots of yummy paper including this fabulous Anna Griffin paper. The buttons and stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Enjoy Your Day

This is my third post for today.

The sketch this week from Clean and Simple:

For my card I incorporated the JUGS challenge which is a color challenge (Red and Aqua). This is also for the 365 Card Challenge - Sky Inspired. When I think of sky (think beautiful blue with a couple of clouds - not the dreary rainy sky we have today, LOL) I think of just having a nice day and it makes me happy. This card makes me happy - now not sure if it is because it is finally finished, or because I used some paper and ribbon I had in my stash for awhile, or the colors make me think of a nice spring or summer day - or all the above!

Pattern Paper: American Crafts, PTI
Cardstock: CTMH
Ribbon: stash
Stamp: Unity
Button: PTI

On the CARDS and C of the W blog

Wow, I was surprised to see my card featured on the CARDS blog! I had forgotten that I submitted one! You can see it, and so many fabulous Halloween cards here.

I was also featured on the Card of the Week blog for my Halloween goodie box. Yippee!

Funny thing, I am not a Halloween person at all. Never have been. But I have been challenged lately on my design teams to make cards and such for Halloween and I feel blessed that people like them!

Merry Christmas

The sketch this week from Card Patterns:

Nina, one of the designers has a great prize up for grabs at Card Patterns, so come on over and play along!

My card is a simple one but I like it. I had to ink up one of my new PTI stamps - I have a thing for trees lately! This is also for the 365 Card Challenge to include a semi circle!
Cardstock: CTMH (Desert Sand, Garnet, Colonial White)
Stamp: PTI
Ink: CTMH (Garnet, Garden Green)
Slice: Holiday Words & Expressions
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