Thursday, April 29, 2010


OK so I have been BUSY creating and haven't been blogging! OOPS!! Sorry! So here are my latest creations for your viewing pleasure! : )

First up its ALL about MOM this week at Paper Popsicles! I worked with the super cute High Heel Shaped card that you can get right here. The first thing I thought when I saw this shoe was Carrie Bradshaw and Sex in The City, so I decided it needed to look super cool and blingy! I to make the shoe out of glitter paper, so I grabbed some Die Cuts With A View Glitter paper and traced the shoe onto it and cut it out. (I will say DCWV glitter paper is nice as the glitter is sealed and is not messy, but I do prefer the blingy shine of the DoodleBug sugarcoated paper better) I then made the heel of the shoe out of some DoodleBug Flocked black paper and glued that onto the shoe. At this point the shoe seemed to be missing something so I decided to sand the edges of the shoe and reveal the white core of the glitter paper. (TIP do this step BEFORE adding the flocked heel! I had to clean all the dust off the heel) Next I used a SEI gem and Making Memories glitter letters to add the sentiment.
Just think of all the fun cards you can create with this shape! I am thinking of making cards for my girlfriends as an invite to go see the new Sex and the City movie!
Next up is the digi image I got to work with -this cute mom and her "babies"! This image can be purchased right here! The image is colored with Copic markers, and I used Cordinations cardstock, Pink Paislee pattern paper, and I used my Martha Stewart loopy loop border punch. The ribbon is Making Memories with a ribbon charm from Maya Road. The sentiment is written with DoodleBug rub-ons, and both the sentiment and image are raised with Helmar zap dots.
Next up is a layout I made for the BoBunny sketch last week. I forgot to upload in time for the contest, but here is my layout. I used the new BoBunny Paradise line and created this from one of the ads they had posted to create from. Everything is BoBunny.
And YES I even made my own "flower" with BoBunny Double Dot ribbon! I created the flower and then for the center I decided to use a sea shell I cut from the BoBunny paper. This was SO quick and easy to make! I am sure you will be seeing more of these! ; )This is a layout I created for the My Mind's Eye challenge, and well I forgot one part of the challenge and therefore couldn't enter it! : ( Oh well! But I had fun creating it, and that is one more layout done! LOL! It didn't photograph well, but on the Basic Grey chipboard letters(which I used alcohol inks to color) I used a stamp with the same circles as the pattern paper and Versamarked the image onto the letters to bring the circles to the letters as well. I used My Mind's Eye paper and journaling card, Basic Grey chipboard letters, Ranger lettuce alcohol ink, Making Memories sticker letters and a Martha Stewart border punch.
With Mother's Day fast approaching I decided to get started on some more cards to give to the "moms"! I was excited to play with the new Basic Grey Kioshi paper so I made this card with the paper as well as a Basic Grey Opaline flower embellishment. I used Cordinations cardstock, My Mind's Eye ink, Kaiser pearls and Sheer Creations ribbon to finish off this card.
You know you have gotten into a creating groove when you lay in bed at night and think of ways you could have improved what you did! That's what happened to me last night! LOL! I was laying bed and thought of some more things I want to add to this card, so I am sure you will be seeing a similar version of this card with modifications! LOL!
And for my last creation today another card! I found these gorgeous Prima flowers and knew I wanted to make a card with them, then as I was walking around the LSS looking for paper to use with them I happened to look down and see them against this piece of the Basic Grey Kioshi and found my paper! LOVE when that happens! LOL! So I used Basic Grey paper, Cordinations cardstock, Prima flowers, My Mind's Eye ink (I must say that the 2 color wheels I have of this ink is FABULOUS and I ALWAYS find the color I need!) Basic Grey Opaline embellishments (I cut the green swirls off of flowers) and Kaiser pearls.I decided that the flowers could use a little something, so I grabbed my good old Stickles and added a little bit of Stickles on the edges of some of the flower petals. I just love the little extra shine to grab your eyes! (Sorry this picture is kind of blurry I just realized I didn't change the setting on the camera! Maybe if the sun comes out I can retake this one!)

So there you have my recent eye candy! : ) I hope you enjoyed it!

OH! I almost forgot! Did you get your FREEBIE from Paper Popsicles this week???? If not be sure to head on over here to get it today! Don't forget this FREEBIE is only till Friday! And DON'T FORGET to enter your projects by Friday to be entered into the April drawing for ALL those letter stickers!!!

Well off to create my new version of that pink card! ; )

Have a GREAT Day!



Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I have a few cards to share with you today!

Here is a card I made for the BoBunny card sketch challenge. I used my the new Paradise line and added BoBunny Double dot ribbon and cardstock along with my trusty Helmar adhesives and created this card.

Just makes me wish I was sitting on the beach at sunset!

And here is my Cheecky Radish card for this week's Ice Cream theme at Paper Popsicles. I used the new DoodleBug summer paper for this. When I saw this paper I just knew I had to use it with this image! The cardstock is Bazzill, Pattern paper DoodleBug, Adhesive Helmar, and rub-ons DoodleBug. I also cut a few of the images from the pattern paper and attached them to the card with Helmar Zap Dots, and then used some Diamond Glaze on the ice cream scoop and popsicles!

Stayed tuned for next week when Paper Popsicles presents Mother's Day!



Monday, April 19, 2010

I Scream You Scream We All Scream...

...for ICE CREAM!!!

There is LOTS of ICE CREAM over at Paper Popsicles this week! Kind of appropriate huh? LOL! This week the theme is Ice Cream and we want to see what you can create to win this week's prize! And of course the week just wouldn't be complete without a FREEBIE!!! I just love this one! Here is a card I have made it with it a while ago. I used Pink Paislee pattern paper, DCWV cardstock and May Arts ribbon.There are SO many AWESOME digital images available you should be able to find just what you need to create that perfect something for this week's theme! Go check out the digital images here and see the shaped cards here.

And speaking of shaped cards here is my shaped card project for this week. I used the ice cream sundae card and created this yummy card!To create this card I found a nice and heavy weight piece of Bazzill cardstock in white-you will find out later why its SO important to use a SUPER HEAVY piece of white cardstock. So I cut my card out of the white, and next traced the front side of the card onto a piece of pink cardstock and then cut out my strawberry ice cream to go inside the glass. I again used the front side of the card template and this time used the top part to trace some chocolate sauce for the top. Next I traced the very top on the white cardstock again to create the whip cream layer and traced the cherry on a piece of DoodleBug red flocked paper. I assembled my sundae using my Helmar adhesive. I used a 1/8" hole punch and created nuts for the top, and to give the nuts some dimension I used Distressed Stickles in Straw. For my "whip cream" I used Scribble Scrabble white puff paint and applied it in a back and forth motion to create the piled on look of the whip cream. Next I used my Copic markers and outlined the ice cream and the glass as well as adding some lines to the bottom of the glass. and to finish off my project and make it really look like it was in a glass dish I used Judykins Diamond Glaze and gave the glass a "glass" look!

Be sure to head on over to the blog and see what the other designers did with their shapes!



Sunday, April 18, 2010

Have you...

...gone over to SNR Card Universe and played along with Cheeky Radish and the Alice in Digi Land party???? Just look at the fun I had with the images!

There is still time to play along and grab some AWESOME FREEBIES as well! ALL entries need to be posted in the appropriate challenge by Monday at midnight! So hurry on over and join in on the fun! The more challenges you complete the more times your name is added to win the grand prize of a 214 piece Sassafrass Apple Jack set!!!! Also there will be a prize for the most creative card! So get your MAD thinking hats on and create some cards!
And here are my cards from last week's sewing week! I attached the shaped card to a post card to make the first one and finished it off with s stitch that reminds me of the stitching on a baseball!
And this one I had fun pairing up these guys with some Sassafrass Monstrosity paper!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next DELICIOUS scoop!! (wink wink!)

Go Create!



Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I have NO voice today, did not want to crawl out from under the covers, nor wake up this morning, but I had to...UGH! One of those things that as a mom you miss about being a carefree non-mom...UGH! I don't know where this ickiness came from, but I hope it goes away just as quick as it came! Of course its a beautiful day today and the boys are driving me nuts to go play outside...again I say UGH! They know I can't yell at them so they are acting up and pushing the limits this morning...UGH!!! I guess I should go and try to take a shower so I can take them out for a little bit...UGH!!

But before I go and drag myself to go and do those things I thought I would remind you to head on over to Paper Popsicles and check out the FREEBIE and to check out the AWESOME DT creations with the Jersey shaped card! LOTS of GREAT ideas! And don't forget to enter your sewing creation for a chance to win the weekly prize as well as be entered for that AWESOME monthly prize of alphabet stickers!

Well off to go referee AGAIN! But be sure to check back tomorrow as I reveal my digi creation for this week!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

What a weekend!

I'm not even sure I know what happened to it! Amazing how sometimes you blink and then think WOW where did the last couple days go? That is what I am thinking today!

First is it was my week to post at Midnight Oil and with opening day of baseball this past Monday I decided to break out some of the yummy baseball products they have and make a fun layout for some T-Ball pictures of the boys! Be sure to head on over here and check out my project!

Well I had these ready to post on Thursday and just never made it to posting them!

So next is a layout I made for the Paper Popsicles Birthday layout challenge using a sketch from Scrap That!. I had this pattern paper for a while now and never used it so I pulled it out along with the Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards! I used Bazzill cardstock, DoodleBug letters & numbers, various Thickers, Pink Paislee chipboard and some of the fun new Helmar adhesives I just got-Zapdots, Premium Craft glue and Quickfix adhesive runner! LOVE adhesive that works and is high quality! Next I made a card and welcome sign for my Brother and his fiance's new house. I used this super cute house shaped card template from Paper Popsicles and cut the card out of Kaiser Kraft paper, outlined the roof with Maya Road ric rac and the chimney with Maya Road pom pom ribbon. The flowers along the bottom are also Maya Road. I stamped a sentiment on a piece of My Mind's Eye paper and inked it with Distress ink. Again I had fun using the Helmar adhesives for this project-I am LOVING how well the Craft Glue works with the ribbon!For the welcome sign I used a wooden sign I had bought at the $1.00 store and I used Making Memories Acrylic paint in Manilla to paint the sides and covered the front of the sign with My Mind's Eye Bella Bella French Flea Market paper. I used Crackle paint to cover Basic Grey chipboard letters and then rubbed Distress ink over the letters. I added Prima flowers and bling and tied a BoBunny ribbon to hang it with. I hope that they will enjoy this and that it welcomes happiness into their new home!

Well that's it for tonight! Stayed tuned for some fun projects at Paper Popsicles this week-our theme is sewing! Maybe that's why its so hard to type tonight! LOL!!



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Have you...

...checked out the challenges at Paper Popsicles this week? Its birthday week and there are some fun challenges and AWESOME work by our designers! And of course there's the FREEBIE!!! So head on over to Paper Popsicles and join the fun! Here are my cards for this week!
This first card it is made with the Strawberry shaped card template (which is the FREEBIE till Friday!) I cut the shape out of BoBunny Double Dot Paper in red, and then traced the strawberry top on another sheet of green BoBunny Double Dot paper. I filed the edges of the paper to give a white outline to the card, and used Stickles to "dip" the strawberry in "choclate" - a yummy birthday treat! To finish the card I used Making Memories mini letters to add my sentiment.

For this next card I used the Cheeky Radish pie slice image which you can get right here and I colored the image with Copic markers (have I told you how much I LOVE those?! LOL!!) I used K I Memories Pop Culture (talk about using up your stash!) paper. To finish off the card I used letter stickers by My Little Shoebox.

And don't forget about the Helmar challenge either! Check out all the details here! You can win some AWESOME Helmar adhesive products!!

On Thursday April 22nd Cheeky Radish will be having Digi Day on SNR so be sure to head on over for ALL the fun that day! It is going to be called Alice in Digi Land!! Also we are close to getting 100 members on SNR so head on over and sign up because when we hit 100 members ALL members will receive a special digi image!!

Well now that this post has taken me 3 days to complete (no thanks to the storm the other night) I will let you create! Can't wait to see your entries for the contests!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am giving up Scrapping!!

April Fools!!

LOL!!!! I could NEVER do that!! I think even if I broke my arms I would still find a way to scrap!

So I am LOVING our weather right now! Yesterday we had a high of 77 degrees!!! And today we are expected to hit 80!!! I even got some sun! We are going to get some rain and cool down a bit for this weekend (of course) but the weather is AWESOME!! I am listening to the Cardinals and some other birds sing as I type right now. The birds are all back and it is SO soothing to listen to them sing their songs. Yesterday I watched as 3 hawks circled around in the sky for the longest time, the trees have buds, the neighbors tulips are coming up, the grass is getting green-it is SOOO nice to see the world come back to life! I hope that this is the end of old man winter, and that we are heading full steam ahead to summer!

Ok onto all things scrappy! This week at Paper Popsicles we are having ribbon week, so show us all your projects using ribbon! And here are my projects for the week. When I saw my items to work with this week I knew right away what I wanted to do!

First up is the tea kettle shape card which you can get here.

I traced it onto Basic Grey Lemonade pp and onto Cordinations cs. I cut the pieces of the tea kettle from cs to use on the front. I inked the edges of the pieces with My Mind's Eye ink. On the top of the tea kettle I used DoodleBug rub-ons and wrote "Happy Birthday!" I used this string type ribbon that was on a Making Memories purple ribbons card and used it as the string on the "tea bag" and the tag of the the "tea bag" is cut from a piece of Basic Grey Lemonade lace paper. And while I had my Basic Grey Lemonade paper out I decided to use another piece of the lace paper to cut out a "lace doily" to place my tea pot onto. I cut thin strips of the edge of pop dots to stand the tea kettle onto the doily and used a piece of lace to hide the pop dots.

For the back of the I used remaining cs and stamped a sentiment on it, I used some Maya Road ric rac along the top, and some Making Memories flowers on the top. I needed a little support on the back to help the tea kettle stand up straight so I stacked some pop dots up for support and used a Prima flower to cover the pop dots!
Next I got to work with this adorable image of Elizabeth in a raincoat which you can get here.

I had this Spring Fling pp from Pink Paislee which I thought would be perfect for this card so I used that as well as Cordinations cs. I colored Elizabeth with my Copic markers, and then used Judykins Diamond Glaze to cover her raincoat, hat, umbrella and boots. I love the shiny look it gives just like a real raincoat.
So make sure to make some ribbon creations and play along with us at Paper Popsicles! And don't forget to link your creation here to be entered for the April prize which is 18 sheets of alpha stickers!!!!

There is just SO much going on at Paper Popsicles right now as we have a challenge to use this week's theme and digi image and create a gift bag using the Monday Freebie and ribbon. You can post your project right here!

Also Helmar is sponsoring a Spring/Easter challenge!! All you need to do is create a springtime layout with at least 3 pictures and the word Spring in the title. You have till Wed April 21 at midnight to link your project here! They have this wonderful prize package that you can win!!

And on one final note for today I have joined the nice people over at SCRAP That and they have a LOT of fun stuff going over there as well! There is a cute Paper Popsicles basket shaped card contest going on-you have until tomorrow to make a card and enter it in a contest to win a great prize, there are sketches and so much more! So come on over have some fun!

Well I am off to go enjoy this GORGEOUS day!! Have a good one!


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