Monday, November 30, 2009

Woot, woot!

Oh my just checked the Limelight blog and I was one of the picks of the week! Woot woot!

A Man's Best Friend

The sketch this week from The Scrappiest:
I have no mojo lately, not even on my runs, hopefully it will come back soon! Anyhow I managed to pull this together, although not really a favorite, but that is ok, the picture is adorable. Can't wait until Sadie is full grown and still wants to do this! All supplies are from Crate Paper. This is also for the Scrap the Boys Challenge this month - Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hello little guy

This is a sketch drawn up by a little girl named Amy. Sarah is a fellow blogging friend whose little girl made up this sketch. There is a prize offered, so why not play along?
The Color Challenge this week from The Play Date Cafe:

I am seriously lacking mojo lately! Urgh! Anyhow I threw this together for a little guy in my classroom who has a birthday coming up pretty quick and he is always drawing robots in his journal. Mostly CTMH. The robot is on foam squares.

Pattern Paper & Stickers: Tinkerin
Cardstock: White Daisy, Goldrush
Ink: Autumn Terracotta
Robot is cut from the Just Chillin cartridge (Slice) and stamped with Unity Grid background.

Days Til Christmas

The sketch this week from Card Postitioning Systems:
I used it as the front of my countdown calendar. I got the idea for this Calendar from Leslie, she used chipboard coasters (4"). I made mine 6". This is also for the Caardvarks Color it challenge. I haven't colored something in for awhile. This is also for the Paper Cutz Challenge - get this "Anything Goes" - so I could enter anything I make this week really. But I will probably just enter this one. I kept it pretty simple as I am going to be using this in my grade 1 class. I did mount Santa on foam squares, use liquid applique and glitter on his fur, a real pompom for his hat and I painted his boots and outfit with Shimmerz. Oh and I realize that the red circle and green panel are backwards (ie should be the other way around so Santa stands out), quite honestly, I just used some scraps and because it is for at school, I didn't really care!

The inside, very simple.

Cardstock: CTMH
Stamps: CTMH (Spot On, Journalling Jots, Friendship Alpha), PTI, Whipper Snapper
Markers: Copics
Letter Stickers: Making Memories

Saturday, November 28, 2009

March Calendar Page

The sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches:
The sketch was perfect for the picture I wanted to use for the March page of hubby's desk calendar gift. Yay another page done, only 2 left!

A Card PatternsHello

The sketch this week from Card Patterns:

We are once again sponsered by Sherrod Studio and I so love this Friendship stamp set. The flowers are gorgeous! I chose to only give this one a touch of color (pink of course). The flower is mounted on foam squares.
Cardstock: CTMH
Pattern Paper & button: PTI
Stamp: Sherrod Studio
Letter Stickers:: American Crafts

Friday, November 27, 2009

Some Floral Doodle projects

Limelight Papercrafts has a sketch challenge
For my card I used some digital paper from Card Making Printables called Floral Doodle, which by the way is free if you sign up for their newsletter. I also used the Cute as a Button ekit for the buttons (they look so real! - these would be good for those cards that have to go in the mail). The stamps are a sneak peek for some new CTMH stamps in our Spring Catalogue. Stay tuned for more!

Here is another project with the scraps from my pattern paper (I printed it up as a 5 X 7 sheet). I used the Timeless Template from PTI, tag is from Card Making Printables and the stamp is another CTMH sneak peek!

Gratitude =joy and a hybrid card

The sketch this week from Get Sketchy:
Over at Get Sketchy we are sponsered by Craft Pudding and the winner of this weeks sketch gets a free stamp set. Come on over and play. The bonus challenge this week was to have an Autumn themed card so I paperpieced the Giggle Grove trees from Unity in some fall colored Fancy Pants paper. The trees are also mounted on foam squares for some dimension - my favorite things on cards and layouts - texture and dimension!

To see all the participants in the Unity Friends with Flair for today, start at Angela's blog and then hop away. If you find the hidden blinkie and make a comment you can win a bunch of free stamps!

Now for my other card. I am just heading off to work but had a few moments this morning so I whipped this up for Beate's sketch.
I used my Retro Kitsch and Cute as a Button kits from Making Handmade Cards. I love this as I don't need to worry about hoarding as I always have a supply of pattern paper and buttons on hand as they are digital! Too fun! I printed the pattern paper, buttons and tags up on CTMH White Daisy cardstock and it looks perfect! The plain cardstock is CTMH.

I decided to make a dangling tag.

Here is the flip side of the tag.

There, now I have another masculine card on hand! Now off to work!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Peace Joy Noel

The sketch this week from Our Creative Corner:
I played with my Vintage Ornaments again. I used liquid applique and glitter on the ornaments and mounted them with foam tape. I have scented this card with Candy Cane Card Scents.

Cardstock & Ink: CTMH
Stamp: PTI
Slice: Words & Expressions

Silly Me!

Ok, you know you have too many stamps when...

I ordered a duplicate stamp set from PTI - Limitless Labels. I already have one and I by accident ordered another one! If anyone would like to buy it from me the price is $22 and includes shipping. I will take paypal. just email me at: laurelseabrook AT shaw DOT ca

ETA - pending - SOLD

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Wow, happy day! I just found out that I was one of the winners on Pile it On and I am so pumped, I was featured in the Cosmo Cricket Idea gallery for some of my cards and layouts! They are here and here! Woo hoo!

Some challenges and some cards

ETA I always get asked about my Card Scents. The are basically essential oils that are made for cards - love them! I used to get them from All That Scraps but they don't carry them. I have since found them at Sassy Design Studio, who have a good selection - so yummy, you do need to get some!
The sketch this week from Inspirational Card Sketches:

Jeanette's Color combo:

My card. Are you tired of these leaves yet?! All supplies are from CTMH. I scented the card with Autumn Card Scents.
The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You.
The Color Challenge from SPCC:

I went very simple on this one.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The Embellish Color challenge:

For my card I was totally inspired by Tiffany's card. Although I love the tie in the CTMH June Word Puzzle I don't think I had ever used it so Tiffany gave me that inspiration, thanks Tiffany! I used a Unity Background stamp, other than that all supplies are from CTMH. The sentiment is on foam squares. This is also for the Practical Scrappers stitching challenge.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Halloween 2009

The sketch this week from The Scrappiest:

Head on over to The Scrappiest and play along there is a fantastic prize up for grabs!

For my layout I also incorporated the Scrapping out LOUD challenge to include numbers on a layout. Easy for this one! The pattern paper, die cuts and brad are from Pink Paislee. I also used my Slice to cut out the title, bats, webs and crow so fun! the crow and the largest bat are on foam squares. I can't believe I have scrapped a 2009 Halloween picture already! Usually I am a whole year behind!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mommy to be

The sketch this week from Stampingbella - I haven't played in awhile and sometimes it is just fun to make a Bella card!
Again the JUGS colors:

My baby boy card. Now I can put the scraps away I did the baby boy card that I wanted to try with these colors! I pop dotted Bella tummy for dimension (she is also on foam squares). All paper is from CTMH (some is very old!). Stamps are: Stampingbella and PTI (retro background). Ribbon is CTMH, pompoms are from Stampingbella

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Many, many thanks

The JUGS challenge this week is a color challenge, great colors, and they want a thank you card. Now that was a bit of a challenge for me!

Not sure about this one! I so wanted to make a baby boy card with these colors but the JUGS challenge was to make a thank you card so I did! I kept lots of white because there is a lot in the picture. I CASEd this card from Dawn's blog, just love the sketch. It is also an entry into the Paper Cutz challenge and I will enter it in the Trigger Tuesday as well because of the clean and simple look. All supplies are from Close to My Heart.

Simple Fall Thank you

The sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches:

A Color Challenge from Our Creative Corner:

The Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab:

My card. I incorporated Dawn's Tag Challenge again - a tiny tag again. Perhaps I'll try a nice big tag soon! This is also for the Paper Cutz Challenge - a thanksgiving theme.I used textured cardstock to mimic the feel of linen. All supplies are from CTMH except the ribbon.

Thankful for Family

This is the sketch this week from Card Patterns:

A color inspiration from the Scrap Shotz Blog:
Card Patterns is once again sponsered by the Sherrod Studio. I love this couple, they are so cute!

I used my Cosmo Cricket Everlasting paper. I like the Harvest feel it gives. My card is done way early, our Thanksgiving in Canada is in October so I am ready! Hehehe

Friday, November 20, 2009

Scenic Route Christmas

My third post for today, whew!

The sketch this week from Inspirational Card Sketches:

The Color Throwdown challenge this week:
And for my card I used up some more scraps! Love it when I do that. I also incorporated a tag for Dawn's Inspire Me Challenge

Pattern Paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock, Ribbon, Buttons: CTMH
Stamp: Hero Arts
Cricut: Joys of the Season

Tiffany Girlfriend

Dawn has another color challenge aren't the colors beautiful!

This was a great challenge because I love the colors and it got me to use some of my WRMK Tiffany paper scraps. I am also entering this into the Hero Arts trimmings challenge. The stamp and gems are from Hero Arts, ribbon PTI and punch Marvy. The sentiment strip is on foam strips.

Mr & Mrs.

This weeks Sketch from Get Sketchy - are you up for it?!

We are sponsered by Pink Persimmon - such fun stuff! Hop on over and check them out! The Get Sketchy winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Pink Persimmon store - you gotta play!

I had fun with this card. I used some yummy new paper (for me anyways) from GCD Studios called Paris nights - isn't it fabulous! I incorporated the CARDS challenge - a big ribbon bow, the Our Creative Corner challege - postcard inspiration and of course I used some more fabulous Unity stamps it all went together so well!

To start at the beginning of this weeks Friends with Flair hop from Unity go to Angela's blog and there you will find all participants.
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