Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Let it Snow Lets Scrap DT

Here is the sketch that we got this month for the Lets Scrap DT
This is what I came up with make sure you check out all the other awesome Lay Outs over on the the Lets Scrap Design Team Blog

Products Used:
Paper: Pine Cone Press
Stickers: Pine Cone Press, Reminisce
Brads: Hot off the Press, Queen and Company
Eyelets: Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon: BoBunny

Wreck This Journal

Well now that Christmas is over I can get back to blogging regularly again. I really haven't done much scrappen or stamping the past week other then Christmas stuff and then I just needed a short break to spend extra time with the kiddos playing with all there neat new goodies.

My little Bro Nick is so awesome. He got me this book for Christmas. Its a journal that you wreck just as the title says. It is very inspiring for artist creating.
Remember all those years of the teacher telling your to color inside of the lines. Well here I got to color outside of the lines. I have always been kinda drumming to my own beat but this was kinda hard for me to do at first. But then I deciede that it was fun.

Then one night when the kids feel asleep I just started using what was even on my desk just sitting there. And started Gluing I won't call it a work of art but it was alot of fun and really got some ideas in my head that I have been playing with.

If you where inspired at all by this got check out Keri Smith's web site she has a couple other books that I hope to be getting soon http://www.kerismith.com/

I hope every one has a happy New Year

Monday, December 22, 2008

Believe and Merry Christmas

I did this card a couple months ago. But thought I would post it now because I can't show what I have been working on just in case family peeks on here.

The back ground I used alcohol ink on glossy paper. The Angel I stamped on Vellum and colored the back side of it. I stamped and embossed the Believe. The metal is from my stash of things I have found. I did use the alcohol ink on them because they where silver. The Stamp Set is from Crafty Secrets, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Copic Markers, and the fiber is from Basic Grey.

I hope every on has a blessed and Merry Christmas and remember the true meaning to Christmas. That Jesus was born to give us hope and some one we can always Believe in to be here for us. Jesus is the Reason the Season.

I will show what I have been working on after Christmas when my family gets there gifts.
God Bless and Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Once Upon a Time and CoCo Dreams TSSC48

CoCo Dreams

Here is this weeks Techno Stampers Sketch Challenge (TSSC48)

The Cup Stamp is from Unity Stamps. I colored it in with Copic markers. I added Liquid Applique to in the inside of the cup to give it a Frothy Look to it . I added some high lights using a white pen. The lace I used was was off white so I just colored it with my Copic so it would match the mug.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ranger and Copics
Paper: Basic Grey and Bazzil
Other: Liquid Applique and Lace

Once Upon a Time
Last night I was having kinda wave of creativity. After a bad that is and I just started ripping, cutting, Stamping, Glueing. All I can say is I felt alot better after doing this little wall hanging. I was in needs of Gods Angels but I didn't have any angels to play with so the next best thing is butterflies. Next to Moose Butterflies are my favorites.

Well I started off with a peice of 6x6 basic Grey paper. Then I ripped a peice of paper from Flower Soft and distressed it with ink. The top layer of paper is Mulberry I stamped on it and sprayed it with water and the did the same stamp over it again but just in a few spots. All the stamps, Stickers and the Angel Image (the only angel I could find in my stash) are all from Crafty Secerts
The wings on the Little Princess are two layers. The bottom layer is just the wings stamped on Star Dream Paper and the top layer is on vellum and then colored the underside with Copics. And I "pop" her up. And I just love Stickling Things.
I finished it off with some buttons and ribbon in my stash. This was alot of fun. And durning it God reminded me that He's here with me no matter how bad of a day I have. And today when I was going though one of the board I belong too some one did a tag with this verse that went along with what I was feeling.

Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Supplies (I will Try to list them all)

Stamps: Crafty Secerts

Ink: Ranger, Distress Ink

Paper Basic Grey, Flower Soft, Mulberry

Other: Stickles, bling, Ribbon and buttons from stash, Sticker and Cotton Scraps from Crafty Secerts

I think I'm going to try some more wall hanging I really enjoyed doing it. And I don't have to worry if it fits in an envelop

Monday, December 15, 2008

Moulin Rouge Card

I just am loving this card. I don't know now if I"m going to give to the person I intended it for. I might just keep it. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the corset and added ribbon to the bottom of it. I use Crafty Secrets French Mail stamp set I also Crafty Secrets Journal notes and Stickers on this card. The script on the upper left was made using an embossing folder in the Cuttlebug. I used alot of Distressing Ink on this card I also used the Distress Stickles and Embossing Powder.
On the inside of the Corset I stamped a bra from Crafty Secrets Support the Girls Set. On the inside I"m going to Write Merry Christmas you naughty boy looking in a girls Corset.

I hope every one is having a Wonderful Christmas Season.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I choose you (Thanks Renee LOL)

now all you have to do is copy and repaste to your blog and of course fill in with your answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? Right next to me as always
2. Your significant other? At his Dads house for the weekend
3. Your hair? ummm dark blonde /light brown
4. Your mother? I think she's still at the store working on something
5. Your father? No idea either at home or working
6. Your favorite thing? My crafty stuff and computer but that goes with crafty stuff
7. Your dream last night? No clue
8. Your favorite drink? Cherry Pepsi
9. Your dream goal? To have my own line of Scrapbooking/Card making supplies
10. The room you're in? Living Room
11. Your fear? Bats in my house
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Don't know where I"m going to be in a year
13. Where were you last night? At home
14. What you're not? A good house keeper
15. Whats for breakfast? depends on the morning it could be pancakes or french toast, cereal toast
16. One of your wish list items? Right for hubby to find a job
17. Where did you grow up? Alden Minnesota
18. The last thing you did? Made the kids dinner. Gotta love chicken nuggets
19.What are you wearing? ummm I'm still in my jammy pants a tank top and zip up hoodie
20. Your TV? is messed up time to get a new one when ever we get fundage for one
21. Your pet? Two cats
22. Your computer? hp desktop
23. Your life? going great sure there's bumps in the road but when arn't there
24. Your mood? tired yet crafty
25. Missing someone? nope
26. Your car? I drive a ford explorer
27. Something you're not wearing? socks
28. Favorite Store? Where every they sell scrappen stuff I like
29. Your summer? Glad its over
30. Your favorite color? Spring Green
31. When is the last time you laughed? A while ago while watching the kids decorate the tree
32. Last time you cried? don't remember
33. Who will/would re-post this? my guess no one cause renee already did it
1. Northern Minnesota
2. Being with my Family
3. ummm no comment
4. scrapbook/make cards
2.aunt karen
3. aunt dee
4.my sister
1. tacos
2. pizza
3. mashed potatoes
4. cookies
1. in bed sleeping
2. shopping
3. somewhere warm
4. taking a warm bubble bath with no kids bugging me
1.I think renee will comment that about it so people surprise me LOL

Friday, December 12, 2008

Just some Christmas Cards

Well I tried out for the SUInk DT but I didn't make it and that's okay cause I just love making cards these days. Well here are some of the cards I used when I tried

For this card I cut out the scalloped circle using the slice and cut a window on the top of the card. As you can see I Stamped the Santa on the inside. The pattered paper is from Doodlebug and
I love SUInk Oh Holly Night Set. Thats where this Mary stamp is from I colored her in with Copics

I just love this card I made it for my hubby one day.The paper is from Creative Imaginations. I also used Grunge board and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Gimmer Mist. The stamps are from SUInks Kiss the Cook Set.

Well I hope every one has a great weekend. I'm going to be creating tonight and tomorrow after the tree is up. Sunday it sounds like we are going to be getting a good winter storm so that makes for good stampen and scrappen weather. Hopefully I will get some of my Christmas projects done so I can get some challenges done I have been wanting to do.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I am still around

WOW what a crazy past couple of weeks. I have been sick the kids have been sick. I got behind on house work. Well hopefully tomorrow I will gets caught up on the challenges I want to do this week. I haven't really done much of any crafty stuff this past week and a half I did get my Christmas Cards kinda started that's about it. So hopefully tomorrow I will have some thing exciting to post about. I'm to tired to do any tonight

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

White Snowman Card Whachadoin' Wednesday 17

This week on the SUInk Blog the Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge is to make a card using 90% white. I'm not sure if making the card mostly white or getting a good pic of a mostly white card is more difficult. I think I"m going to cast my vote with taking the picture. I think I'm going to try to retake it again tomorrow if its sunny out.

The Snowman is from SUInk's Santas Little Helpers set. I used Color Box ink to stamp him and used Glitter embossing powder on him to add a bit of sparkle. Then I matted him on some Bazzill Cardstock. For the back ground I just ripped strips of white paper and put it on a mat. Not much to it but I really do love how it looks. I really want to try tomorrow to get a better picture of it with natural lighting.

Stamp: SUInk Santas Little Helpers
Paper: Bazzill and The Paper Company
Ink: Colorbox
Extra: Glitter Embossing Powder

note I changed pictures I do like this one better then the first but I'm still going to try again in the day light

Monday, December 1, 2008

Leaf it to Tirzah Let's Dec. Lets Scrap DT

For Dec Renee had a sketch for us but for some reason I am not getting it to copy and paste or down load right now. Make sure you check out the Let's Scrap Design Team Blog.

I started by matting my pictures on orange CS and using Spiced Marmalade Distress ink
on the edges. I used My Slice to cut out the tags behind the two smaller
pictures. I used Pine Needles and Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the tags on
the large mat.

Paper Kimberly Poloson and Bazzill
Embellishments Kimberly Poloson and Making Memories
Ink Ranger Distress Ink in Pine Needles, Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Get warm by the fire TSSC 45

Well Thanksgiving went great I love spending time with my family. My oldest daughter is have a great time in North Carolina.

Here is the Monday Lunch Time Sketch this week from the Techo StamperHere what I came up with from the sketch.
I cut the ovals out with my Creative Memories cutters. I used SUInk Aspen Stamp Set for the fire place and the Young lady warming by the fire. I colored them in using my Copic Markers and I used Spica pens on the fire to give it a bit of twinkle. The Paper is from K and Company. This card really makes me wish I had a fire place in my house. The Saying is from SUInk Holiday Sentiments Set. The last thing I added was the eyelets to the three corners to finish it off.

Stamps SUInk Aspen and Holiday Sentiments
Paper K and Compank
Ink Ranger, Copics and Spica
Extras Eyelets

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


This Wednesday challenge at SUInk was to make a Christmas card using non tradional Christmas colors. I love purples so I just had to use purple in my card and this is what I came up with for this weeks Whatchadoin Wednesday Challenge

I started with purple card stock and found the patterned paper by Creative Memories and cut it into strips. I inked around the edges using Pearlescent Purple Brilliance. I cut out my ovel and stamped the trees on it from SUInk Santa's Little Helpers. I colored the trees in using my Copic markers. The Happy Holidays is from SUInks Holiday Sentiment set. Its stamped with Versa Magic Pink Petunia and I inked the edge of the ovel with it also. The Flower Rain Drops are from Fiskers and I added Heidi Swapp Bling to the card. I really liked how it turned out. To me its still very Christmasie with out the red and green.

Stamps: SUInk Santa's Little Helpers
Paper: Bazzill and Creative Memories
Ink: Ranger Pitch Black, Tsukineko Brilliance Peralescent Purple and Versa Magic Pink Petunia
Extras: Friskers Flower Drops and Heidi Swapp Bling

Monday, November 24, 2008

Let's Srap DT Give Away

1. be a follower of blog of the Let's Scrap Design Team Blog
2. post the giveaway on your blog (just leave us a comment on the blg so i know who you are!)

Renee will draw a winner on 11/30 and your prize? its from another great sponsor steph and brannock arts! she makes great handmade felt embellies

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cookies and Wreaths, Yummy Christmas Treats

OH my goodness I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week already it seems like this year has flown by. This year my parents are taking my oldest with them to North Carolina to see my Brother and Sister in Law. There son is the same age as our daughter and there bestest buds and they miss each other a lot.

Well on to the crafting.

I had a lot of fun making this wreath. First I cut card stock and pattered paper I use Reminisces in to 1 x 5 inch strips. I used a hot glue gun to loop them over. (hot glues dries a whole lot faster) I then hot glued them on to a Styrofoam wreath in 4 rows. I cut out the the snowflakes and circles using the Slice. I used SUInk stamp sets Snow Day and Holiday Sentiments to stamp the images. I colored them in with Copic and Spica to color them in. I added Iced Stickles to them. On the Merry Christmas circle I made 1/4 x 4 inch strips and looped them behind.

Stamps SUInk Snow Day and Holiday Sentiments
Paper: Bazzill and Reminisces
Ink: Ranger, Marvy, Copic and Spica
Other Stickles

What is Chrismas with out cookies. I always love getting the pre mixed cookie jars. I love how they look and so easy to make cookies with. Well when I got Kiss the Cook stamp set from SUInk that was the first thing I thought of.
I stamped the images on cardstock and colored them in with Copics and Spica. Yes I just got the Spica pens too. They are made by Copics and are glitter pens, they are wonderful to work with. Then I cut the images out and put them on the tag. The letters are by Making Memories.
On the back of the tag are the mixing and cooking dirctions. I made a strip for the botton I had to put the cute little stamps from the set on the tag also. I used my Cropadile to put an eyelet in the tag and put in on the ribbon around the neck of the jar.
For the top I cut out the circles with the Slice. Stamped the cookie sheet on there. The Warm Greetings was 1 stamp but being their clear stamps I cut the words apart and put them on the stamp block.

Stamps Kiss the Cook
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger, Marvy, Copic and Spica
Other: Ribbon and Eyelet from Stash

Friday, November 21, 2008

Vintage Christmas

This is a display I did for the store earlier this week. All the images on the decorations are from Crafty Secrets. If you want to see close up of them I have them on the stores blog you can check them out HERE. The wreath was alot of fun to make I had never done a wreath before.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


This weeks Whatchadoin Wednesday Challenge on the SUInk Blog was to make a Gift Bag I had made an ornament earlier this week so I thought I would throw that on this post also.

For the Gift Bag I cut out the bag on my Pazzles, I used Deep Berry Red by WorldWin. I stamped my trees from SUInk Snow Days set on acetate using StazOn ink. I flipped it over and colored it using Shapie Markers. Then I flipped it back over and uses a white Galaxy Marker and filled in the back where I colored. I added white "stickes using Inkssentials white pen. The ribbon is by KI Memories.

Stamp: SUInk Snow Days
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Sharpies, Inkssentials white pen
Paper: WorldWin Deep Berry Red
Other: KI Memories ribbon

For the Ornament I used the Snow Lady also from SUInk Snow Day Set. I stamped her on vellum paper flipped her over and colored her in with Copic Markers. I twisted up the vellum and put it in the orniment. The snow in the globe is Flower Soft in Ivory

Stamp: SUInk Snow Days
Ink Ranger, Copic
Paper Vellum
Other: Flower Soft

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Joyful Memories 2S4U Challenge

I have been keeping up with this blog for a few weeks and this is the first time I have taken part in one of there challenges, make sure you check out 2 Sketches 4 You. Well I wanted my card to look like something you pulled out of your Grandmas drawer and its been sitting in there for years and years. The stamp is by Crafty Secrets from there Sweet Kids Set. I colored it in with Copic Markers and added some Stickles to the snow on the trees and ground. Then I took distressing ink over the top of it. I mated the image on Star Dream paper and Best Creation paper. The ribbon was a cream color so I took Tattered Angels Forrest Green Glimmer Mist and sprayed it to change the color. The Joy Memories cut also by Crafty Secrets was the prefect title for this card I distressed and Stickled that also. I tore and folded just a bit of the corners of the mulberry paper.

Stamps: Crafty Secrets Sweet Kids
Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and various Distress Inks
Paper: Bazzill, Star Dream and PP Best Creations, Mulberry paper
Other: Paper Cuts by Crafty Secrets, ribbon, Tattered Angels Gimmer Mist, Stickles

Merry Christmoose TSSC44

Over on the blog Techo Stamper she post a Monday Lunchtime Sketch this week it was to make a tag. You can see the challenge HERE. Well I got the Moose Stamp this week I ordered it from a wonderful little company I just found and its located here in Southern Minnesota over in Pine Island call Stamps by Judith. Well I have a thing for moose so I just had to use it and I'm getting in the Christmas swing. I stamped the moose on some Bazzill CS and colored it with Sharpie Markers. I cut the tag out on the Pazzles. I also used the pen tool on the Pazzles to write out Merry Christmoose.

Stamp: Stamps by Judith Sm. Moose
Ink Ranger: Adirondack Pitch Black, Shapie Markers
Paper: CS Bazzill PP Best Creations
Other: Pazzles, We R Memory Keepers Brads

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Turkey Boxers and Green Houses

We had a Thanksgiving Crop at the Store Friday night and I made these cute little boxes and we filled them with goodies to give to every one.
I used my Pazzle to cut out the boxes and both the scalloped and reg. circles I used SUInk turkey on there Bountiful Harvest Set. I colored in the turkey with colored pencils. And got them all glued together. The Thanksgiving Stickers are from SRM Stickers.

Stamp: SUInk Bountiful Harvest
Ink: Ranger Exspresso
Paper: Bazzill
Other: Pazzles; Colored Pencils, SRM Stickers

Over at a wonderful blog I found call I{heart}2stamp They had a "Sketch For You To Try Saturday" (AKA SFYTT) Below is the sketch. Make sure you check out her blog she is very talented.

Well of course I had to use the new SUInk Deer Ol Santa stamp set that I had just gotten. I was going though my stackes (yes I said stackes) of paper looking for just that right peice and I found this wonderful striped paper by K & COmpany and on the back side it was a wonderful green with snowflakes. I had the perfect shade of pink Coordinates CS to go with it and some CS from Archives that was the the perfet green. I love the Rendeer that are on the stamp set. And the cozy house.
I stamp all the images on Bazzills CS and cut the circle out with Creative Memories Cutting System. I colored every thing in with Copic Markers I used Stickles on the snow and on the Pick Rendeer Rains. On the Green Rains I used Glitter from DoodleBug. I ripped the Pink Coordinates CS to let the inner core show just a bit.

Stamps SUInk Deer Ol Santa
Paper: PP K & Company CS Bazzill, Coordinates, Archives
Ink: Ranger Pitch Black SUInk Love Potion
Other: Stickles, Creative Memories Cutting System, DoodleBug Glitter

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whachadoing Wednesday challenge 14

This week it was to make a Christmas Ornament you can check out the original post HERE at SUInk.
I Started by stamping the bear from SUInk's Bear with Me Set. Then I masked it and used Tattered Angels Forest Green Glitter Mist. I then added the the candy cane brad. The Santa Hat is from Penny Black I took it off the the Sheep on Lamb & Mistletoe Stamp. The very Merry Christmas is also a Penny Black stamp from her Holly Day Critters. The largest circle I use Tattered Angels Red Velvet Glitter mist on. I then used stickles on the orniment and added a brad and ribbon to hang it on the tree. I used Creative Memories cutting system to cut out the circles.

Stamps: SUInk Bear With Me, Penny Black Lamb & Mistletoe and Holly Day Critters
Ink: Distressing Ink Vintage Photo and Brilliannce Rocket Red
Paper CS Bazzill PP Doddlebug

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The First Thanksgiving (my hubby thinks I have way too Much time on my hands)

Well this whole little project started when I found this post on Split Coast Stampers on how to make a Mayflower ship. You can see the post HERE I though oh I can make that and use the SUInk stamps and make little people around it.

Well I made the ship and wanted it bigger. So I scanned it into the Pazzles and made some changes to it and in larged it. I used distressing ink on it to try to make it look more really. I made the sail and thought it was a good place for the Boat stamp and I used Distressing Ink on that also. Then I made the Stamp the Pilgrims and Indians and thought oh look at the wonderful food stamps that I'm not using.

So I was trying to figure out how to make a table outta paper for the food to set on. Well what I came up with was covering a empty cigarette pack with paper and I used wooden kabob holders for the legs I just cut them done and used some distress ink on them and the the table top . So I stamp the rest of the images and cut them out I stamped some of them twice so I could layer them. I made bases for all the items just folded about a 1/4 strip of paper in a triangle to stand them all.

Supplies Used
Stamps: SUInk Bountiful Harvest, Leaf it to Me, and Giving Thanks
Ink: Ranger Adirondack in Pitch Black, Espresso and Sunset Orange. SUInk in Rustic. Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen,Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo
Pens and Markers: Copic, Creative Memories, Marvy LePlume II
Paper: Bazzill