Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

Can you believe I'm posting AGAIN? It seems like when it rains it pours. I've had a lot to share this week. ;) Today's project is based on the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. I was really inspired by it since it used my favorite color combo - aqua and red.

Here's my card:

And here is the inspiration photo:

There's so much to be inspired by here. Obviously, the colors are the first thing I picked up on. The photo feels very 'homespun' to me, so I used a lot of stitching on my card, as well. I also used the doily and buttons as inspiration and added them to my card.

I used a mixture of Crate's Peppermint and School Day lines on this. The flower was from the Peppermint chipboard collection. I pulled it off a Christmas ornament. The buttons and ribbon are PTI.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!♥

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch #66

Happy Hump Day! It's rainy and dreary here today, but we are on the way to the weekend, so I'm a happy girl. (Plus I woke up to a really happy email this morning!! It's such a nice way to start the day.)

I had some time this week so I decided to play with Waltzingmouse Sketch #66. I decided to pull out my Webster's Winter's Fairytale goodies. I love this line. The colors are so pretty. It's definitly not just a wintery line.

Here's my card:

I decided to use the little snowflake from Waltzingmouse's Sweet Season to create an embellishment on my card. The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. And the big pink flower is from a Webster's Bouquet.

I finished it off with some Dazzle Me gems and a heart whimsy.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! ♥

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #81

I'm starting off the week in a fun way! Debbie asked me to be the Guest Designer this week at The Shabby Tea Room, and of course I said yes. I love TSTR! The inspiration is always so, well, inspiring. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous when I found out that this week's prompt was to use chevrons along with the colors from a photo. I hadn't exactly jumped on the 'Chevron Train', so I wasn't sure how things were going to work out. Well, luckily, I saw an awesome tutorial on making chevrons HERE, so I figured I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed doing it! Here's my card:

I started off with a piece of Core'dinations cardstock that was embossed with chevrons. Then, I created my chevron patterns using the Crate Farmhouse and Peppermint lines.

Here's the inspiration picture for this week:

Be sure to stop over at The Shabby Tea Room to see the DT cards and to play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! ♥

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sunshine Forever

I'm still in denial. I just don't want it to be Fall! Don't get me wrong, I love the beautiful colors, the events, the food, the football games, etc. BUT, not as much as I love summer. It's still warm, so I'm holding onto that. I haven't had to change my closet over yet. Just can't wear those white pants anymore. I guess I need to let go soon, after all we have officially entered the season. And the deer came and ate my big display of impatiens!! Every last one of them. Must be a sign, LOL.

Anyway, just a quick card today. I made this one with My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Sunshine Forever line. I just love it. The yellows and neutrals mixed together just speak to me!

I used the packaging from the buttons to create the background for the chipboard and ribbon. I also added some Prima lace trim.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This week is flying by! I can't believe it is already Wednesday! Nothing much new and exciting happening on my end of things. I've been doing a bit of creating, but some of the things are for assignments that I can't yet share, so I haven't had anything I could put up on the old blog-o. But, I do have a couple of cards to share today. Both are made withe some Crate goodies.

This first one uses Random. I added lots of chipboard and layered it all together. I did it for Emma's - you can see the supply list there - and used a color challenge from My Scrapbook Nook.

I love their layered stickers, too. That fan folded flower is one of them.

My next card uses Portrait papers and chipboard.

I used a Spellbinders die to make the yellow flower and topped both with some chipboard.

Just noticed that both of them use my favorite Martha Stewart Doily punch. I love that thing. I don't think it ever leaves my table, as I use it all the time! I've even had to buy a second one after the first one broke!

Well, that's about all for today. I'm off to create a bit more before I have to head to work.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great one!♥

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good Bye, Borders!

Happy Friday! I'm so glad the weekend is upon us, even though our's is filled with scouting, sports, birthday parties and religious ed. A busy weekend day is ALWAYS better than a busy weekday. LOL. I do have to say that our weekdays have been much better so far this school year. I've been pretty strict about bedtime, screen time, having everything packed and organized the night before,etc., so our mornings are definitely more calm.

I have a fun, but sad, page to share today.

I did this for the Crate September color challenge (raspberry, pink, apricot). I used mostly my Scrapbook Nook kit on here, though I added some Crate Restoration and Farmhouse goodies to it, too.

So, why is it sad? Because one of our favorite book stores - Borders - is closing. I've always loved Borders. Fran and I used to spend lots of time there, just hanging out and reading. Then, once Ryan came along, it became a favorite place to go and pick out books for him. Going to Borders was always his special treat.

I guess it's a sign of the times, sadly. Ryan and I went for the closing sale. He was mortified that I was taking pictures of the store. He actually said, "Mom! Who DOES that?" Me, that's who. He'll be glad to have a photo of the old place when he's older. :) What I wouldn't do for pictures of my hometown when I was his age.

Anyway, this one was a lot of fun to make. I played around with paint splots and some twine.

Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm On the Scrapbooks Etc. Blog!

Happy Tuesday! Only 4 more days until the weekend. We are getting back into the swing of things around here. It's definitely starting to feel like fall, though I'm in denial and refuse to start any decorating. I'm holding out until the official end of summer - Sept. 21!

Today, I have a card to share. Valerie Salmon invited me to create a card for the Scrapbooks Etc. blog, so I was happy to oblige. I love her sketches. Here's my card:

I used Webster's Let's Celebrate line on here. Added some gems and a piece of the fabric ribbon.

If you want to see the other gorgeous creations and the sketch, you can go here: Scrapbooks Etc. Blog

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Oops...this week got away from me. Sorry I've neglected the old blog here. Truly, it wasn't that busy of a week. (Well the end was....) I have just been busy scrapping and didn't find time to hop on here. ;)

Just wanted to share a page that I did using Ryan's first day of school photos. I used October Afternoon's Schoolhouse line here. Did it for Emma's this week.
I have been loving OA lately! And this line was perfect for my pictures.

The little chipboard pieces were so fun to add to the page. I especially love the little buttons.

I decided I wanted to journal all about Ryan's hopes for third grade. Well, it was pretty funny when I asked him because pretty much all he said was, "I don't have any hopes." (I think he just hopes it's over with quickly so he can get back to summer and just vegging all the time!) But, after a while I was able to pull some ideas out of him. LOL

As you can see, I've joined in on the paint splatter kick. I think I've decided I like it better than misting - easier to control. ;)

Not much else going on here. Hope to have more to share with you later on this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend. We just got back from a fun weekend at the Jersey shore. My brother in law rented a place last week and a bunch of us went down for the weekend. It's a fun family tradition and we made lots of great memories. I'm glad to be home though, and need the day to rest and recuperate from the festivities. LOL!

I have a page that focuses on our family today. I created it using Webster's Let's Celebrate line - my favorite! We celebrate everyone's birthdays at my sister in law's house, so I wanted to document that.

This was my brother in law's birthday. I did a lot of handcutting and layering. And I added gems, netting, a flower and alpha stickers.

Be sure to stop by Inspire Me and check out the September challenge. Stacey Michaud is hosting it. The focus is on the new gems. You could win a collection of your choice just by uploading your project by the end of September.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!