Saturday, November 29, 2008

Still Full...

I'm still feeling full from Thanksgiving dinner! My sister in law and niece hosted a wonderful celebration. We ate and ate and then ate some more. And the desserts...MMM!!!

So, here are acouple of sweets that don't have ANY calories. Hee hee.
This first card is one I did using Webster's. It uses one of my favorite quotes. I used some vintage sheet music on it and hand cut the flowers.

This next one uses the awesome Sweet Cakes line from Pink Paislee. I'm just in love with these colors! This card is based on the Bonus Sketch at 2S4Y. I added some Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon behind the chipboard. I think this may be my new favorite stuff!

Hope you're all doing something fun this weekend. We are heading out to make gingerbread houses with my girlfriend! I'm hoping to do a bit of Christmas decorating, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that all of you U.S. girls have a joyous celebration today. May your time with family and friends be filled with happiness, gratitude and peace.

Just wanted to share a couple of quick cards today. This is the card I did for this week's CPS sketch. I used some My Mind's Eye papers, a Creative Imaginations transparency, some Prima flowers and jewels and a ribbon from my stash.

And what would Thanksgiving be without a Thanksgiving card. Here's one using lots of Queen and Company felt and pearls.

Finally, I leave you with a quote that I found, of all places, in the comics section of the newspaper this week.

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."

I hope you are feeling as blessed for your treasures today as I am for mine.
Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2S4Y and MMM

As you know, Tuesday is my MMM Blog day. This week I went a little crazy ( ;) ) and did a digital page. I love looking at all of the digi elements that are out there. I fell in love with these two kits and since I had some Fall photos to scrap, decided to give it a try.

I got these kits at Amy Hutchinson's store After Five Designs. They have the cutest things there!

To see what I did with these kits, head on over to the MMM blog. ;)

This week's 2S4Y sketch is by Kazan and I just love it!! Here's my card. I had a hard time getting a picture of it this morning because it's so rainy here. But, you get the idea. It's a lot more sparkly IRL. ;) I used K and Company paper and rubons,Hambly transparency, a Prima flower and brad, Doodlebug sugared brads and Basic Grey stamps.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day. ;)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Folded Flowers and Silver Glitter

I'm really into these folded flowers right now. Here is another example using them. This frame was one that I made for the Pink Paislee blog the other day. You can see the tutorial I did for how to make them here.

We had a busy weekend. Today we went and saw the movie Bolt. It was absolutely adorable!!!!!

We saw Madagascar 2 last weekend. While it was funny, it just didn't have the same 'Awwwwwwww" factor that Bolt had. Disney really knows how to make you fall in love with their characters.

Finally, here's one that just came out in Papercrafts. It's an ornament gift card holder. The top part pulls out to reveal the gift card.

So, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

CPS 91

This is my card for the CPS sketch this week. Although I'm not officially on the team anymore, I'll always be a CPS girl at heart. I'm so excited that I was able to play along this week. Here's my card.

And here is a card I did for Emma's this week. Our challenge was to create a holiday project using some stitching. I used the gorgeous Pink Paislee Tinsel Town line. Love it. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I finally dug into my stash of BG Ambrosia. Wow, I absolutely adore this line. The colors are so striking and I love the chipboard pieces that go along with it. I created a couple of things to share with you.

First, here is a sneak peek of my MMM Blog layout for today.

You can see the rest of it at the MMM Blog.

My next sneak is a Thanksgiving project I did for Queen and Company. It's a chair ornament/placecard for the dinner table. The directions and more photos are all at the Queen and Company blog.

This next card uses the Ambrosia line, Ambrosia chipboard and some Fancy Pants paper. I cut the back of the chipboard packaging to make the background of the card. If you look closely, you'll see that the paper is the images of the chipboard that came in the pack!

Finally, here is the card I did this week for Laura's sketch at 2Sketches4You. I used the Ambrosia line along with some felt and vintage trim I found in an antique shop. The polka dot paper is Fancy Pants.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Layouts and a Giveaway

Happy Friday! Just wanted to post a couple of quick things today. Here are a couple of layouts that I did this week. This first one is of my sister-in-law's new puppy, Jasper. I love these Jenni Bowlin papers! Lots of layering on here.

This next page documents Ryan's favorite things right now at age 5 and a half. I used lots of Sassafrass Lass on here. I never knew what to do with these papers before, so I thought I'd try something new. It's a bit different for me, but I liked it. I layered some 7 Gypsies tags behind the photo.

Finally, it was my turn on the Pursuit of Craftyness blog yesterday. I did a post about using Vintage Images. Here's a quick little card that I made using a fun image I found online.

Check out the POC blog for more ideas and lots of resources. I have a giveaway going on. Leave a comment there and you could win this:

You have until midnight on Saturday, Nov,15 to do so.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like...

I'm already getting excited for Christmas! Lisa's class is really setting the mood for me this year. I've pulled out all of my Christmasy scrapping supplies. I decided that I wanted to make my card for this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch using some of the supplies I've used for the class this week. Here it is in all of it's golden glory. ;)

I started by creating the base with a Hambly transparency. Then I added some of my favorite old Foofala paper to the inside. The vintage postcard image is from a download that Lisa provided us. The ribbon is SEI, the felt is Queen and Co. and the bell and star are from Michael's. I added some stickles to the postcard for added shimmer.

Also, today is my day on the MMM blog. I posted a technique for doing glittered papers that I used on this layout. Here's a peek...

You can see the post here. (MMM Blog)

Finally, I'd like to thank all of those Veterans who have given themselves to the service of our country. While a simple thank you doesn't quite seem like enough, it's full of gratitude from the heart. My father, Albert Gervais was a Korean War vet. I'm thinking of him and so many others today. I hope you'll do the same. Happy Veteran's Day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I just finished this one in time. Wanted to do a quick post. When I saw Laura's Sketch 12 at 2 Sketches 4 You, I knew I wanted to use these fun embellishments from Tara Anderson's Etsy shop, With A Twist. I just love the fun things she has posted there.

This card was kind of hard to photograph, but I think you get the idea. The orange and green border on the right is on the inside part of the card. I added some tulle and a green paper circle behind the felt embellishments. The rubon is American Crafts and the rhinestones are Darice. All of the paper is Pink Paislee.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Have a great weekend.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Meet Jingle!

I recently signed up for Lisa Pace's online Christmas class. Well, today I made my first project and it was soo fun. Isn't he the cutest thing? I thought I'd give him away as a Christmas gift, but he's gonna be all mine. I'll have to make some others to part with. Lisa's class just started, so if you're interested, it's well worth the $19.95 You can see the details here.

If you click on the photos, it's easier to see the details. He's got lots of glitter and glitz on him!

Speaking of glitter, here is a card that I did recently. I folded up some Prima flowers and used a Melissa Frances resin corner on the wing. I think she kind of looks like a ballerina bird. The paper is by Kim Hughes and the trim is Webster's Pages.

And finally, here is my CPS card for the week. I used Starving Artistamps, Melissa Frances paper, some old Foofala paper that I love and my new Cuttlebug swiss dot folder.

Well, that's all for today. I'm hoping to work on more of my Christmas projects this weekend. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment for the PC Gourmet book. Our winner is Jen Martakis! Congrats, Jen!!! Email me your address and I will have the book sent out to you ASAP.

Well, today is Tuesday, and you know that means MMM day. Here is a little sneak of the page I did for today.

You can see the rest of it a the MMM Blog

I was in Michael's last night looking for supplies for Lisa Pace's online class. (You can see more about it here.)That place is in full swing for Christmas!! Every aisle is packed with holiday decorations and supplies. I've definitely gotten into the spirit early this year.
Here is a project I did for Emma's this week. We had to do a workshop using Glassine Bags. I decided to incorporate mine into a card and to make a matching treat bag. Note the candy cane flavored kisses! They are sinful.

I used lots of SEI Alpine embellishments on here. Love that line. The paper is the new Making Memories Paperie line in green. It's flocked and gorgeous in person.
I leave you with one more thought today. Go out and VOTE! We are so lucky to live in a country where we have this priviledge. I've voted in every election since I turned 18. I know it sounds goofy, but I'm still so in awe every time I step into the voting booth. My parents were both into politics and while their conservative views certainly didn't rub off on me (pheeeew), their unyielding belief that we all have a voice and should use it did. I hope to pass this along to Ryan. He already likes going into the booth and pressing the buttons for me.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

PC Gourmet

Today's the day! Paper Crafts Gourmet is finally on sale! In case you haven't heard about this one yet, it's a book filled with awesome recipes and projects to go along with it. I was thrilled to be a contributor to this one. And, I have a copy to give away! All you have to do is comment on this post by midnight on Monday. I'll randomly pick a winner and post the name on Tuesday morning.

Here is an example of what you'll see inside this book. Lots of yummy recipes....
(This recipe and project are from the talented
Alisa Bangerter)

This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.


2 c. flour

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 c. butter or margarine

1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese

1 1/4 c. milk

Chives (optional)


Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

And here's the project to go along with it.

I think this book will be an awesome Christmas present. If you are interested in learning more about it, you can see it here at Paper Crafts.

Here's a little peek at one of the projects I did for the book. It goes along with a Saint Patrick's Day party theme. I used some Queen and Company felt shamrocks and brads on this one.

Another new Paper Crafts issue is Card Creations Volume 6. I'm loving all of the ideas from this one. I have several cards in there. This next one is one of my favorite's. It's a child's Valentine. I figured what kid wouldn't love some candy??

Check back on Tuesday morning to see if you are the lucky winner.
Thanks for stopping by!