Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Circle Top Card

This month's mystery challenge for my monthly card swap group is the Circle Top Card. Here is what I have created for my swaps. I really liked this challenge!

For these cards, I used;
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla cardstock, Boho Blend Simply Scrappin' Kit patterned paper.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Time Well Spent: stamp set, Savvy Stamps "One Little Flutter" sentiment stamp
Misc: StampingBella Baubles, Martha Stewart Ombre Bow Stickers (ha! and you thought I became a ribbon tying queen...I wish!)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Simple Birthday Card

Sometimes, quick and easy is exactly what I need to get my card making mojo going again.

Life has been hectic lately between work, business travel, home life etc. Here is a simplistic approach to a birthday card that I made the other night. I am about to head back into the craft room to craft for a couple of hours. Stay tune for more creations!

For this card, I used SU! Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Only Orange, Real Red, Blush Blossom and So Saffron SU markers as well as SU! Bitty Birthday Stamp set.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is........

#10 Lori!! Congrats Lori!!!

Lori, please email your address to me at I hope you enjoy your candy!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Decor Elements Wall Art

I have to say, initially I was lukewarm about the new Decor Elements line from Stampin' Up! I decided to order one and see what it looked like. Well! What can I say, as soon as I saw it in person, my head started to spin and I felt a new love affair beginning! Crazy isn't it?!

I am not one for sticking things to my walls (i think that might change soon!) but new exactly what I was going to do with it. I am totally into creating wall art and this was perfect for the green/black canvas.

I was pleasantly surprised how easy the transfer was from paper to surface. Now I suppose I have to order different ones and start more art wall projects.

This little fella, is currently sitting pride of place on my fireplace mantel until a permanent home can be found for him.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to enter for Blog candy 2 posts down!

Inner Circle Swap Cards - June

YAY! My technical issues with uploading photos has been fixed!

Here are the cards that the were made by the wonderful group of ladies who participate in my monthly card swap club. I love all these cards!

If you would like to join my monthly card swap, please email me at

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Celebration and Blog Candy!

Wow! My blog just received its 25,000th visit! How totally amazing that you are all checking in with my on my crafting journey - THANK YOU!

To say thank you, I will be giving away some blog candy. As I cannot currently post pictures to the site....yeah, still working on that technical glitz... I will describe to you what I am giving away and will post a picture as soon as I can!

What will be included, 2 stamp sets, assorted ribbons, rub-ons, 12x12 paper and some die cuts.

To enter, please leave me a comment with the number of your posted comment and I will use the random number generator tool to pick a winner at 9:00am PST on Saturday July 19th. Please check back on Saturday to see if you have won and instructions on how to provide me your address.

Thank you again for sharing my journey and good luck on the blog candy drawing!!

Technical Issues

Hi all,
Just letting you know I am having technical issues uploading photos to blogger. Once I can overcome that, I have Inner Circle Card swaps to share as well as my recent Decor Element Wall Art. Can't wait to share both of those with you all!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Card Of The Week Sketch Challenge #3

We had another great Sketch Challenge for Card Of The Week this week. I can't seem to just do one card! :)

Here was the sketch for the design team which will be posted today on the site;

This card I used a transparent journaling sentiment from My Mind's Eye and paired that with Blush Blossom, Sage, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin' Up!. For the weathered edge, I cut my sage card stock 1/4 inch larger than the sentiment layer and wet the edges and turned them up with my fingers. I stitched the bottom layers together using a zigzag stitch and added some bling to the corners.

For this card, I used a collage stamp. I stamped the image in versamark and heat set a my own custom mix of black embossing powder and fine glitter, and then simply layered the image on black card stock and mounted that onto the card base with dimensional pop ups.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Card Of The Week Sketch Challenge #2

Hi all - I am a day late uploading my cards for the Card Of The Week Sketch Challenge as I have misplaced my camera battery charger! I was lucky enough, moments ago, to be able to use a friends camera and get these shots...phew :-D

Pop over to the Card Of The Week site and see the great sketched by the other girls!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th July Parade

We had so much fun yesterday attending the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks in town.

Happy 4th July weekend everyone!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Some great news!

Woohoo! Great news! I have been selected as Susanna Boyd's First Design Team Member for the Card Of The Week site! Yiiiiiiippeeee!!!! I am SOOOO happy I am flying around on cloud nine!

Be sure to jump over to the Card Of The Week site at or click here to browse around, share your cards, view others work and participate in a cool new paper crafting community!

Thanks Susanna!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Beautiful Mother...

I adapted the Card Of The Week Sketch Challenge to this scrapbook layout. Yes, I am starting to scrapbook again. As you can see, this is pretty simple as I don't have much scrapping mojo right now but I am working on it. I have 3 scrapbooks to make for my family...wowsers!

Once I get a little more creative, I think I will go back and add some additional embellishments but I want to live with it for a little bit before doing that.

I took this photo of my mother when I was in Australia recently and we were having our hair done for my sisters wedding. I love the natural color of my mothers long beautiful hair. It starts off snow white on the top and slowly turns gray as it gets longer. She had her hair pulled into a french twist for the wedding and it looked absolutely stunning. Love you Mum :x

All paper is from My Mind's Eye except for the Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink card stock I used to run through my printer for the sentiment. I glued on some baubles also for this simple scrapbook layout.