Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Publications

A couple of card that I had picked up for the March issue of CARDS magazine.  They both use the Floral Lane collection by Pebbles.  I used my Slice to cut out the title, egg and butterfly.  The bunny and flashcard are from Pretty Little Studio.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dear Friend

I played with some new stuff again!  I LOVE this paper from My Mind's Eye (Howdy Doody), isn't that floral paper just gorgeous!  I also used my new Sew Lovely stamp set from The Craft's Meow, love this dress form - so much room for some paper piecing.  The Vintage Seam Binding and Jute are available from The Ribbon Carousel.


Woo hoo, I was just 'spied' by Imaginisce!

Girlie Details

Nikki Sivils has teamed up with The Twinery!  If you follow my blog you know I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE twine so I couldn't wait to join in on this!

I used this sketch from Liz Qualman, I really love her sketches!

For this layout I used the Audrey Collection as it was perfect of this photo that I found in my youngest daughter's file.  She is my girlie girl and loves to do her nails.  Obviously her friends do to.  I have used some of the Twinery Denim Twine along with all the fun elements in the Audrey Collection.

Some close up shots of the fun elements in this pack:

I cut the title (and nail polish tag) with my Forever Young Cricut cartridge.  I love how the lipstick in the Audrey Collection fit perfectly for the 'l' in the title!


I got some new stuff today and had to play.  I used this week's sketch from Twisted Sketches:

I got the new Cosmo Cricket Tea For Two paper pad and had to play, it is just so pretty!  I did some subtle stitching and stamping in the background, then added a journal spot and chipboard flower.  The stamps are from Unity and the twine is from May Arts.  This is for the Unity Friends With Flair.

This is also for the DYSU challenge - stitching.

It is also for the Young Crafter's Unite challenge: Sewing

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Herd it was...

Jungle Out There is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 20 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

I am doing double duty with this card.  I have used it for my new Inspired By Challenge (check it out here) and it is also the debut of the new Jungle Out There set by There She Goes. As you can see I was inspired by the pile of animals and thought this stamp set worked perfectly for it. I printed the sentiment up on my computer. The paper is Echo Park's A Boys Life along with some Peapod twine.

Would you like to win the new Jungle Out There stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, March 31st with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Masculine cards

I haven't been in my scraproom for a few days as I have had busy track & field nights (and another one tomorrow... that time of year again and somehow I got 'roped' into being the Registrar).  Anyhow it felt good to sneak in there for a bit tonight.

I haven't played at Card Patterns for awhile and I really liked this sketch:

I loosely stuck to the sketch, hehehe.  I used my Echo Park This and That Charming papers and chipboard to make this card.  I have also used the Say Cheese stamp from Lawn Fawn. 

Now while the papers were out, I also used some of my scraps and came up with this quick card.  I have used the Sweet & Sour Soup and The Best stamp sets from Unity.  The Twine is Twinery twine.

Dress Up

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my The Alley Way Stamps post.

Welcome to day 2 of the There She Goes Release.  Today we are showcasing the new Stamp Set called When I Grow Up.  It has images perfect for girls and boys and has so many fun uses.

For my card I used the Making Memories Sarah Jane papers and die cuts.  The Shoe is cut from my Cricut using the Forever Young cartridge.  Of course the image and sentiment are on the new TSG When I Grow Up set.

Sweet Ellie

I have another The Alley Way Stamps post for you today.  Once again I am showing you Bite Size and the elephant holding the cupacke is from the Priceless Joy set.  I have mounted him and the cupcake on foam squares.  The paper is Neopolitan Bisque Soup from Jillibean Soup and some Twine.  The letters are from American Crafts.

Now be sure to pop on over to the TAWS blog to see what the other designers have for you.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Featured Project!

Woo hoo, my project was featured on the Unity Blog!

Hey Cupcake

This is my second post for today.  My There She Goes Release Post is here

Welcome to The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop.  TAWS is releasing 3 new sets in April and they are so much fun to play with as are all of the TAWS stamps!

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 (weekdays) days.. and we are ready to share with you samples and give you a little sneak peek of what the April release holds.. There are 3 new sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on April 1st in our shop.  You want to come back each week day, for the next 4 days to see more creations from the TAWS DT.. you won't want to miss this..

To get you jazzed up about our new release we have some free stamps to offer! WHOOHOO right! :) 
these are some ways you can enter to win.. please leave a separate comment for each one you do...
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the taws posts for the next 4 days
4-Post about it on facebook or your blog
5-Like us on Facebook
( you can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the better chance you have to win) THREE people will picked to receive one of the new sets! You have until Mar 31st to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

For my card I have used the new Bite Size and Get the Point stamp sets along with a sentiment from Hey Cupcake.  The paper is Jillibean's Neopolitan Bisque Soup and of course a bit of Twine both of which are available at the Ribbon Carousel.

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to see what she has created.


Today is the first day of the 3 day of releases from There She Goes.  Three new sets are being released this month and they are all so cute!  Today we are showcasing the Ruh-Roh set.

For this card I have used my Echo Park This and That and of course did some paper piecing.  On the inside of the card I have printed out the sentiment 'I missed your birthday'.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Berry Sweet

I have been wanting to play along with the Retro Sketches, finally did!  This is the sketch for this week:

I used my Nikki Sivils Audrey collection and the gems are from Want2Scrap.  Sometimes it is just fun to do a super easy, CAS card!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Time for another challenge at There She Goes.  This week our challenge is brought to us by Jessie!  She has challenged us to make a card or project using the provided sketch! 


For my project I decided to use the sketch to make a tag.  I picked up these utensils at a Thrift Store and I love them (may try to shine them - or leave them as is as a decoration), and thought they would make a great host gift when we go somewhere for dinner.  I used the Bon Appetit Stamp set, LOVE this little chef!  I just got the stamp set, and you will be seeing more projects with this cute little guy!  The paper is once again Echo Park This and That Charming, the ribbon is V Striped Twill and of course some Twine to tie it off.  I mounted the chef on foam squares for dimension.

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this sketch, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (April 2nd). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store! 

You Can Do It

I am finally playing along with the CAS sketch (although I did alter it a bit).

I used some Lily Bee Memorandum papers and journaling card along with the Priceless Joy and the Work it Out set from The Alley Way Stamps.  The ribbon is May Arts.


I played around in my scraproom again and this time did a layout with the Imaginisce Sole Sisters papers, a Unity Stamp (Grid Background) and my Cricut (Walk in My Garden).  Just documenting the girls and my shopping trip while in Vancouver.  I have to do another one as I do a scrapbook for each of my girls.  I used a sketch from one of Alison Davis's Sketch Books - Sketches for Scrapooking Vol 2, I love her sketches.

ETA: this was in the Top 3 at 2Peas!

Easter Blessings

I have a quick and easy Easter Project for you today.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the pillow box, frame and flowers.  I used my Glue Lines® to assemble the box and adhere the label and of course some Glue Dots® to assemble and adhere the flowers and twine.  The paper is from the Momenta All Through the Year Value Paper Pad.  The sentiment is from the Tweeterpated stamp set by There She Goes.

Now this is up on the Momenta blog today, but I also have a completely different project there too (hint: different season all together!), so be sure to pop on over for a peek!

This is also for the Jay Gee's Nook challenge:

I created this project while participating on the Glue Dots Design Team.

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