Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scrap Shotz October Reveal

It is reveal time over at Scrap Shotz.  They have started up the kit program again and this month we got to play with the Fancy Pants Happy Together package, how fun.  I am so excited too because I have been asked to stay on the DT for another 6 months! Yippee!

I had a lot of fun with this layout.  First of all, my challenge this month is to include paper pleating on a project, so I did that, love paper pleating.  I also played with the new Glimmer Glam that came in the kit.  I used it to edge the corrugated die cuts and to splatter on my page.  Too fun!  These layouts all fit The Pink Elephant challenge for this week too.

For the next layout we were asked to create something based on this sketch:

This one also fits the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - sewing.  I used my Cricut Life's a Beach for the Waves, Indie Art for the butterflies, Plantin Schoolbook for the Circles and Going Places for the Clouds.  It is also for the Practical Scrappers challenge - Stamps.
One of the sketches from Creative Scrappers:

For this layout I fussy cut the flowers from one of the pattern papers.

Now some cards.  For this one I used my new Baby Button Bits from PTI.

I used this sketch from the SRM blog.
I used my New Addition Cricut Cartridge along with the Scrap-Mart Exclusive Cloud die from Spellbinders.

And finally I thought these papers would make a cute tag.  I used the new Spellbinders Nested Mittens to make a tag.  I thought this would be good for a coffee/ hot chocolate gift bag.  I also spritzed the bag with some Glimmer Mist.  This is for the Raise the Bar challenge - Bundle Up.

Halloween Favors

Second post for today, be sure to scroll for the Shirley's 2 Girls post.

Another post for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff:

I was inspired by this little guy for the Etsy Inspired challenge:

And I used the Halloween Favors template to make some goodie boxes for my kids at Halloween.  Jaimee will get the Pink Paislee one (black) which is filled with chocolates and a Starbucks card.  Danica gets the Bo Bunny one filled with chocolates and a Movie Mania card.  I also used the Vintage Halloween set for the images.  This is another entry into the JUGS challenge the My Grafico challenge - anything but a card Halloween; the Bugaboo challenge - Halloween 3D; the Julie E challenge - 3D.

Be sure to stop by Lindsay's blog The Frugal Crafter to pick up your free stamp today and see what other crafty goodness she has to share.  My DT sisters always amaze me with their awesome talent, be sure to stop by and see for yourself.
Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cheryl Gorka (DT Coordinator)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen
Tracy Vinson

Sometimes guest
Erin Bailey

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Twisted Thursday time again.  This is the final week for Shirley's 2 Girls Crittertime challenges.... hmmm I wonder what next month will be? hehehe

I used the Cupcake Box from The Cutting Cafe, such a perfect size little box for so many things.  I made this for Danica to hold her cat treats in.  Funny thing is the twist this Thursday for S2G is to use the color orange and purple - I totally forgot about the twist when I made this.  Luckily the base is orange and for some reason I colored the hearts purple! LOL.  This image is called Purrr-fect, and it is definitely perfect for Danica who absolutely adores her kitty (and the kitty adores her).  This is also for the Paper Cutz Challenge - critter, the Bee Crafty challenge - furry and the JUGS challenge - template.  The paper is Bo Bunny and the image is colored with copics.

True Friend

I wanted to play with some PTI stamps again so I dug them and some fall colors out.  This is for the Creative Card Crew challenge and If the Shoe Fits- flowers; Practical Scrappers - stamping; Passion for PTI - square.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #12! We hope you will join us for a fun sketch challenge this week (sketch designed by Mary Giles). In Mary's honor, the team is doing a special farewell blog hop as this is Mary's final month as a SCRS design team member. Mary, we are sorry to see you go and will miss your wonderful creations.. I hope that our paths will cross again in our papercrafting journeys! This is also Risa West's last day with us. Thank you, Risa, for being our fabulous September Guest Designer!

For my card I dug out some Basic Grey Origins and my favorite SCRS stamp - Lantern Rin.  This is for The Crazy Challenge - no ribbons or buttons.
In other Sparkle Creations news, Kim Yu will be joining our Design Team! We will begin peeks for our October release on 10/4 and Piali Biswas will be our Guest Designer! Welcome, ladies!
Please visit all of the designers and leave some cyber hugs for Mary as she rounds out our hop!
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps blog
Laurel - you are here

Sparkle is sponsoring 365 Cards this week so be sure to play along!

Yay, top 3!

Oh I just saw that I made the Top 3 at 365 for this card! What a great start to the week!

Miss You

Time for another Scrap Tiffany challenge.  This week we were to use scraps which was perfect for this sketch from Sasya's sketches:
It gave me a good excuse to dig out my October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers.  I don't know why but I always have a hard time photographing Kraft cards.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wow, another happy dance

Woo hoo, another happy dance happening here!  I just saw that I was one of the winners over at Inspired Blueprints! How exciting!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Here is this weeks Curtain Call challenge - aren't the colors so pretty!
I used some scraps from one of my favorite Scarlet Lime kits - I will be sad when I have used up all the papers!  The stamps are PTI (Mother and Vintage Labels) the butterfly rub on is Pink Paislee.  This is also for the Shoe challenge - flowers.

The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Christina MacLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments
Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life
Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage
Teresa Kline at Enjoy the VA Sunshine

and September Guest Designer, Vicki Dutcher at All I Do is Stamp.

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge creation using Mr. Linky over at Stacey's Stamping Stage.


Time for another challenge from Wee Memories and this week is CAS and/or a tag.  We are sponsored by Simon Says.

Definitely a CAS card!  I used my new Stamp Set from Alli Miles!  it is called Take Three: Fall.  I did do a couple of score lines at the top of the card.  This is also for the Caardvarks challenge - CAS; the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge - Fall  and the Stamp Something - Fall Colors.  I was inspired by this card on Susan's blog.

Now this week we are doing a blog hop so if you came from Michele's blog you are on the right track if not be sure to start at the Wee Memories blog for the beginning.

Now hop on over to Ann's blog.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Howl-oween

My second post for today, please scroll down for my Fall card from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Twisted Thursday time!  The twist this week is 'Spooky', be sure to join us for some fun!

I used the sketch from Card Patterns:

Lots of Shirley's 2 Girls goodies on this one!  The pattern paper is from S2G as is the image and sentiment.  I painted the cape and hat with some Shimmerz.  The 'moon' is stamped with a Unity stamp.
I hope you play along with us, I would love to see what you create.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rough week

Please scroll I just posted my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff card.

I am having quite the rough week at work, thank goodness for scheduled posts.  Hopefully will be back to normal soon.  Sorry if I am not commenting on your blogs, I am visiting!

Many Thanks

Happy Thursday! Another day for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff:

I used this weeks Clean & Simple Sketch:
I also took in the Caardvarks challenge - CAS The Paper Sundaes challenge and the Creative Card Crew - Autumn; The background papers are from LYB. I printed the leaves on Kraft and then spritzed them with my Glimmermist. I used the Sketchy Leaves set for this card.

Be sure to check out Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, she has a ton of fun things including templates... such as this FREEBIE:

Be sure to stop by Lindsay's blog The Frugal Crafter to pick up your free stamp today and see what other crafty goodness she has to share. My DT sisters always amaze me with their awesome talent, be sure to stop by and see for yourself.
Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cheryl Gorka (DT Coordinator)
Cindi Hooks
Diane Bove

Karin Martin
Laurel Seabrook
Leanne Garner
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko

Tracy Vinson

Sometimes guest
Erin Bailey

Oh and tomorrow My Grafico has a sale on 40% off, so be sure to check out Lindsay's Stamp Stuff while you are there!

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