Friday, April 30, 2010

Spa Night

For my Friends with Flair post see below, this is my second post today.

Sassy Studio Designs have a challenge on until 5pm on NSD, to include at least one SSD image in a layout.  I have been loving the sneak peeks of the new images.  Just the inspiration I needed to scrap Danica's 12th birthday pictures.  Also got me to dehoard this fabulous Scenic Route paper.

Unity Friend with Flair and more!

Liz was kind enough to supply a sketch for us over at Scrap-Mart.  Be sure to head over and play along. 

For my layout I used some American Crafts Dear Lizzy and Letterbox papers.  I cut the flowers and bunny with the Spring Slice cartridge.  The flowers were stamped with a dot background from Unity and the bunny has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The letter stickers are American Crafts.

The sketch this week from Sketch for You To Try:
More Cosmo Cricket paper!  I used an uninked Unity stamp finally, that monkey has been calling my name ever since I got it!

The sketch this week from Mojo Monday:
 The ad inspiration from 365 Cards

The color challenge from The Play Date Cafe:

 For my card I also incorporated the Practical Scrappers Challenge of buttons, the Heart 2 Heart challenge - at least 2 different ribbons.  All the pattern paper and cardstock is from CTMH, as is the blue ribbon and buttons.  I used the Unity ledger background and Grid background as well.  The turtle is cut with my Cricut, Walk in My Garden and then sewed.

Just got my new April KOTM  yesterday and had to ink up the funky flower.  Some more cards for the CAS-tastic Challenge.

Now don't forget to begin at Angela's blog and see all the fabulous creations this week!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Peace and Love

The sketch this week from Card Patterns:

The Color challenge from Curtain Call:

For my card I incorporated the Little Red Wagon challenge - sympathy and the Stampin' Royalty Challenge - punches (I used a Nestability Peony die, as well as the border punch), the OCC challenge  the Passion for Papertrey and the Loonie Stampers challenge- flowers; the Cute Card Thursday challenge - make your own ( mine is background paper and flower) so it fits the Fab 'n ' Funky challenge - no DP; the CAS-tastic Challenge - any CAS card.
The cardstock is from CTMH and the Stamps are Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lets Ketchup and a Sweet Pea

The sketch challenge from PaperCrafts:

The Etsy Inspired Challenge this week is Bee Things and I chose this grocery bag as my inspiration:
The color challenge from SPCC, I made 2 cards with these colors:

Of course this lends itself perfectly to using the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety papers.  A super quick and easy card.  Letter Stickers are from Paper Trunk.  This card and the next one also take in the Stamptacular Sunday challenge - sewing.

The sketch this week from Techno Stamper:
Still had to use some more of the yummy Cosmo Cricket!  This one takes in the Oh Alice challenge - something sweet, the Jacksonbelle Challenge - kraft card base; the Pile it On - make it sweet. 

Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook, New Arrival
Cardstock: CTMH
Fiber: May Arts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hey Cupcake

A day late but that is ok, here is an inspiration challenge from City Crafter:

For my card I incorporated the Oh, Alice challenge and the Pile it On challenge - something sweet; the Pals Paper Arts - Keep it Simple.  I used the Hey Cupcake stamp set from Schlosser Designs.  The ribbon flower was purchased from Michaels.


The Color inspiration from Color Create:

I pulled out my Pink Paislee paper and went to work.  This card came together using scraps and a half hour!  Love that.  The die cut is from my Slice (Spook Alley).

Monday, April 26, 2010

Crafting Queen

I just recently was crowned with a new blog award!!!!! The Fabulous Crafty Girl Kim. after searching far and wide in her royal kingdom of crafting...has bestowed this royal award to me!!! Kim, you have totally made my day!!!!!

Before awarding this award myself... you need to read what Queen Sassy Lady wrote because it was just way to clever....

Now it is my royal decree as Crafty Girl Laurel to Crown other Royal Crafting Queens..... I have searched the kingdoms far and wide for worthy ladies and gentlemen that share the desire to pass their crafting love and skills to all the subjects in the kingdom without royal fees or taxes and have found these worthy subjects...

To take up your crown the new Queen must link their blog to the sender of this blog and any future Queens they crown. . If you've been crowned, please send an email to Queen Cindy or me at and Queen SassyLady at, along with your web or blog address and the website of whoever crowned you, so you can be listed as a Royal Blogger. (If you need the "King" version of the award, let Queen Cindy know and she will email it to you.)

I hope you will proudly display this award on your site, and I thank you for being such a benevolent Queen or King who is so generous to your loyal subjects!

Crafty Girl Kim... I am humbled and honored to accept this award!! In return, I have searched the entire blogging kingdom and found a loyal subject worthy of this crown... and I would like to award this crown to...

Amy from the Kingdom of  Tsuruta Designs

I Did it!

The sketch this week from The Scrappiest.
For my layout I used some new Fancy Pants Road Show papers available from Scrap Shotz.  Love these papers!  I inked up my new Technique Tuesday stamp from Scrap Shotz called, Everyday Words by Ali Edwards.    I also used Courtney's Practicing Creativity Stamps: Look Up and You're Dandy.  Not the best picture of me and of course I had to black out the person beside me as I don't know who it is, but this was a big accomplishment for me so I had to scrap it! ETA - I only blacked out the face here on my blog, IRL it is a proper photo.

How timely that I scrap this from October 2009 since I just finished the 10K yesterday!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

First 10K

Well I just got back from my first 10K race.  It was very hard for me and I pushed as hard as I could.  I finished at 1:02:20 - which was right where I wanted to be.  A little sore now, but glad I did it!

Techie Happy Birthday

A sketch challenge over at Stamp TV:

Still more Cosmo Cricket, the Boyfriend - love this paper!  The stamps are from Gina K.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cosmo Cricket boy cards

The bonus sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You:

More Cosmo Cricket goodies and I made a card for my nephew.  The star is cut with my Cricut.

Last weeks sketch from Skipping Stones:

While I had the Boyfriend papers out, I decided to make a GC holder for an iTunes card.  This fits the There She Goes challenge of a tag and some stitching, as well as the Pals Paper Arts - simple

The inside, I don't have the GC yet, LOL!

Friday, April 23, 2010


I decided to use this sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You, since it allowed me to ink up some neglected Unity stamps.

Here is my card, making my way through some old stash of Cosmo Cricket.  All stamps are from Unity.  The teapot and sentiment are on foam squares.
Be sure to start at Angela's blog to see all the Friends with Flair participants.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dozey me!

Ok, I'm losing it!  Do you know how many times I looked at the sentiment on my card below and not realized I forgot a word?!  Too many... great editing hey... I forgot the 'a' it should say 'Just a little perk me up' - how dozey!  LOL

A Little Perk me up

The sketch this week from OCC:

I used my From my Kitchen Cricut cartridge along with some American Crafts papers.  The ribbon is May Arts.  I printed the sentiment up on my computer.  I thought that this would make a great Starbucks GC holder for when someone just needs a little something to cheer them up.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday and Congrats

The sketch this week from Papertake Weekly:
The challenge from Off the Wall - travel themed:

For my card I used the yummy Cosmo Cricket Joyride papers, which are available from Jacksonbelle Embellishments so this also fits their challenge too. 

The sketch from Sketch Girl:

This weeks Tuesday Trigger on Moxie Fab, I haven't played in awhile and have missed it!
The color challenge from The Play Date Cafe: black, white and a splash of orange.

For my card I used some Papertrey paper, stamp and buttons along with the fabulous Unity Woodgrain stamp.  A very CAS card - no sewing or anything!

I was going to schedule this to post tomorrow but I see that the Play Date challenge closes in about 50 minutes so I had to post now, darn!

Get Well Soon

The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4 You:
For my card I incorporated several challenges: CCEE and Cricut Cardz- get well card; Fab'N'Funky - neglected stamp (my PTI vintage labels); Fantabulous Cricut -wings; Our Creative Corner - butterflies; Pile it On - spring; Cricutters Anonymous - spring, Raise the Bar - movie (mine is Mary Poppins - have been reminiscing lately!)

The stamps are PTI (Vintage Labels) and CTMH (sentiment)
Pattern Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: CTMH
Cricut cartridge: Paisley

Be Yourself.

The sketch this week from The Shabby Tea Room:

A photo inspiration from Wee Memories:

Another photo inspiration from If the Shoe Fits:
For my card I used my Forever Young Cricut cartridge to cut the frame and the girl.  I embossed her dress and then added some pearls and tulle.  Cardstock and stamp are from Close to My Heart.

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