Friday, July 31, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover - July 31, 2009

Hip Hop! It's our turn to shine!

This week's card is showing off Shine On. I was able to incorporate the Color Combination #223, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink and Really Rust.

Stamps: Unity - Shine On
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy DP, Pretty in Pink DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Button, PTI Button Twine

Thursday, July 30, 2009

For Kristen and Mike

This card is for my cousin who recently got married. I was able to use my new Martha Stewart border punch too!

Paper: PTI White, GP White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Brads, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder - Texture Textile, Martha Stewart Border Punch Lattice

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Unity Baby Cards

This is another card for my co-worker's card order. So I included two baby cards, one for a girl and one for a boy!

Card #1

Stamps: Unity - Bouncy Blue
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Bashful Blue, DCWV DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Marker - Bashful Blue
Accessories: Buttons!

Card #2

Stamps: Unity - Tickled Pink
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Pretty in Pink, DCWV DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Marker - Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Button

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SCS - Color Challenge #227

I am really loving all these challenges! They help to get me started and keep me focused. This card is for the card order from a co-worker. I love this image, it reminds me of a quilt block!

Paper: PTI White, GP White, Basic Gray, Making Memories DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Markers - Lavendar Lace, Barely Banana, Going Gray
Accessories: SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads

Monday, July 27, 2009

Clean & Simple Challenge #24

This card is for SCS Clean and Simple Challenge #24. It was to use turquoise, yellow and orange! Aren't these birdies cute! I used versamark ink on the flowers as a background, in case you cannot see it.

Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, PTI Summer Sunrise, GP White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: SU Markers - YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sketch Challenge #237

Bring on the challenges, I am ready! I am on a roll with challenges. This one is from SCS Sketch Challenge #237. I enjoy doing sketch challenges because it prevents me from getting into a layout rut! If you need help with sketches too, check out the list of challenge blogs on the right hand side of my blog!

Stamps: Unity - Fresh Beginnings (4/09 KOM), Unity - Floral Fantastical
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, GP White, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Wal-Mart DP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: None

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #15

Wow, I am actually participating in some challenges lately. Here's a great challenge blog that I was able to do this week, Digital Tuesday Challenge #15. This week's challenge was called "Easy as 1-2-3!" You were to use 1 digital image, 2 different patterned paper and 3 embellishments. Isn't this squirrel the cutest!

Paper: PTI White, Always Artichoke. Always Artichoke DSP, Kraft DSP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat'e Eye Chalk - Olive Pastel
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fred's Freebie Challenge

This is the second post for today, please scroll down to see more!

This card is for Fred's Freebie Challenge. They provided you with the digital image and my job was to create my best card with it. It is being judged by the design team. The winner gets all of Fred She Said's new releases and $20 gift certificate. I loved the image so I had to give it a try!

Paper: PTI White, GP White, PTI Lemon Tart, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana DSP, Wild Wasabi DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, SU 1-1/4" Circle Punch, SU 1-3/8" Circle Punch, SU Scallop Punch

Hip Hop Hangover - July 24, 2009

It's hip hop time again! And there is another weekend sale at Unity Stamp Company. For details, check out their blog here.

This week I am sharing a page from my scrapbook with you. I absolutely love how this page came out! This is another page from our trip to Maine last year. Don't you just love the family photo on the bottom on the page!!!

I used Bevy of Butterflies from Unity Stamps on this page. I needed some accents in the upper and lower corners and the images in this set were perfect!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Trip to Maine - Part Two

Here are two more pages from our trip to Maine.

Page #4

We went to visit Knubble lighthouse while we were there. I love taking pictures of the lighthouse as well as some great group shots!

Page #5

After we visited the lighthouse we have to stop at Brown's for some ice cream. This day we were bad, we has ice cream for lunch. The kids thought this was the best! I used Perfect in Every Way (June 2009 KOM) from Unity Stamps on this page.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Trip to Maine - Part One

Going craft shopping last weekend has got me motivated to work on my scrapbooks again. I am working on photos from our trip to Moody, Maine from August 2008.

Here are my first three pages:
Page #1

These are pictures of my hubby kayaking in the ocean. I was able to use Confession: i {luv} unity stamp set from Unity stamps on this page.

Page #2

We always go to Maine the week of my hubby's birthday. So for his birthday dinner, I brought filet mignon and we picked up some lobsters and had them steamed. The photo in the middle shows our friend Dale holding up his 4 pound lobster he had for dinner. Yum!!!!

Page #3

On this day, we went to the York Zoo with our friends. I used JustRite Stampers - Times Roman font stamps for the title. I also used my new favorite embellishment, BUTTONS!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perfect Pair

I came across this patterned paper that I received through Wish RAK. I had to use it with the pear tree images from June's KOM from Unity.

Paper: PTI White, GP White, Unknown SU DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Markers - Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
Accessories: SU Photo Corner Punch, Rhinestone

Monday, July 20, 2009

Corrosive Challenge Blog #21

This is the second post for today, please scroll down to see more!

I recently had a request from a co-worker to make him some all occasion cards to have on hand other than birthday (he already bought 20 birthday cards off me earlier in the year). So to keep my creative juices flowing, I am trying to incorporate some weekly challenges to make these cards. So I used Corrosive Challenge Blog #21, a sketch challenge. I really like the look of the flowers stamped on kraft and colored in with a white gel pen!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Picnic
Paper: PTI Rustic White, PTI Kraft, Always Artichoke, Unknown SU DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Marker - Always Artichoke
Accesories: White Gel Pen, Rhinestones

So Sassy!

This is one of my favorite images from Unity's Confession: i {luv} unity stamp set. I even broke out some neglected Twinkling H2Os to color in the flowers. The embossing folder is from QuicKutz called Polka Dots. I embossed it on purple core'dinations card stock and sanded it to bring out the inside color.

Paper: PTI White, GP White, Core'dinations Purple, Pale Plum
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Marker - Sage Shadow
Accessories: Twinkling H2Os, Aqua Painter, Corner Rounder, SU Slot Punch, Ribbon

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New QuicKutz Embossing Folders

I bought some new QuicKutz embossing folders for the first time last weekend. I fell in love with Plants because it is exactly like the images from SU's Pocket Silhouettes! This helped make some clean and simple cards to add to my stash. This is also the first time I have used buttons. They are super easy to use, I may start using them more often.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Everyday Greetings (2009 Anniversary Set - Not for Sale)
Paper: PTI Spring Moss, PTI Lemon Tart
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, PTI Lemon Tart, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, QuicKutz Embossing Folder - Plants, Buttons, Embroidery Floss

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hi There

These Penny Black hedgehogs are adorable! This is a great card to send to someone to say "Hi There!"

Stamps: Penny Black, PTI - Mixed Messages (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Summer Picnic DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities (Classic & Scallop), White Gel Pen

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover - July 17, 2009

Yeah, it's Friday which means it's time for Unity's Hip Hop Hangover!!!! Also, there is an extended garage sale for the whole weekend. Check out what's on sale here! Plus they are having $2 shipping with this discount code: SHIP2. Happy shopping!

I made this card last weekend while hubby was remodeling his mom's bathroom. I had a whole weekend of crafting and shopping (thanks Heather!) to myself. I had to play with this set since this tree is awesome!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company - Growing in Unity
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Chocolate Chip, Unknown SU DP
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celebrate Today

I just love these squirrels from Digital Stamp Oasis. This one is definitely ready to party!

Paper: PTI White, GP White, Garden Green, So Saffron, DCWV Birthday DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Flowers, Brad

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Corrosive Challenge Blog #20

This is my second post for today, scroll down for more!

I finally had time to do a challenge! I could not resist the Corrosive Challenge Blog #20, It's All About Dogs!!! Thankfully I have been scrapping this week and I had a page to do for Rusty's scrapbook.

Rusty LOVES to play frisbee! When we go to Maine in the summer, we make it a point to bring Rusty to Wells Beach (dogs are allowed on the beach after 5 p.m.) to play frisbee in the ocean. He is not a big fan of water but he tolerates it to play frisbee with Daddy!

Also, here is a picture of Rusty. He was hanging out with me in my craft room last weekend. So I had to take his picture while I was photographing my scrapbook pages. Isn't he adorable??!!

I'm Here for You

Here is my third card for my design team commitment with TimnShells Digis. I fell in love with these turtles the moment I saw them.

Stamps: TimnShells Digis - Turtles, Unity Stamp Company - Remember Happiness - Sentiment(August 08 KOM)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Cat's Eye Chalk - Creamy Brown
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder - Birds & Swirls, Rhinestones, Dew Drops

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes

I love making birthday cards, especially using cupcakes! Yummy! I also used some of the Top Note die cuts that I have received through Wish RAK.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Perfect Plum, CTMH DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Dewdrops - Eggplant Envy
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, SU Top Note Die

Monday, July 13, 2009

Praying for You

More cards for my neighbor's birthday. I have been wanting to play with this stamp set again for some time. I love the look of hand made backgrounds!

Paper: GP White, PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand, PTI Dark Chocolate, Distressing Ink - Antique Linen, PTI New Canvas
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch - Lace Doily

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I am finally getting around to making cards using digital images from TimnShells Digis. I made this card for a neighbor who requested an assortment of cards for her birthday. Unfortunately, sympathy cards are always needed.

Stamps: TimnShells Digis - Spring Stem, Unity Stamp Company - Floral Fantastical (Sentiment)
Paper: PTI White, GP White, Wild Wasabi, DCWV DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stumps, Baby Oil, Cuttlebug, Oval Nestabailities (Class & Scallop), White Gel Pen, Black Gel Pen, Lavendar Stickles

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I had fun making this card! I sponged ink over the Spellbinder's Impressabilites Butterfly using it as a stencil. I really like these! I am going to have to buy more of them. I cannot wait to see the results when I run it through the Cuttlebug.

Paper: PTI White, PTI Soft Stone, PTI Berry Sorbet, GP White
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet

Friday, July 10, 2009

Unity's Hip Hop Hangover

I am so excited to be able to participate in this week's Hip Hop Hangover with Unity Stamps.

I brought some stamping stuff with me last week on my extended camping weekend. This is my swap card for July for my monthly swap group. This is the first set I fell in love with from Unity so I wanted to share it with my swap friends.

Paper: PTI Kraft, Real Red DP
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Real Red
Accessories: Paper Piercer, SU Mat Pack

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New from Papertrey Ink

Wow, it has been months since I ordered anything from Papertrey Ink. Since I needed to stock up on some card stock and clear boxes, I decided to order some new stamp sets too! I really like the versatility of the Vintage Picnic set and Vintage Picnic Sentiments. This card will surely brighten anyone's day!

Paper: PTI Rustic White, GP White, SU Real Red
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU Markers - Real Red, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: None