Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's a Princess to Do?

When you have so many princess toys....the only thing to do is take a picture and scrapbook it!
Pixie Pink and Barely Banana Card Stock from Stampin' Up was used to frame the photo and the words. Flowers were cut from the 5 Petal Punch. The border consists of glitter stickers and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. The Crown is a Quick Kutz die that is a must for every princess! Happy Scrapbooking!

Stampin' Up Items used: Pixie Pink Card Stock #105121, Barely Banana Card Stock#102701,
5 Petal Punch#109041 and the Scallop Trim Border Punch is a Sale-A-Bration Free item if you spend $50.00! Today is the last day so contact me with your order and receive 20% off!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Christmas Scrapbooking!

I finished scrapbooking my 2009 Christmas photos and had to share this with everyone! Dylan is my grandson and he lost his two front teeth and I just had to get this pic of him. I already knew how I wanted to scrapbook it too. Picture was mounted on Whisper White and Basic Black paper. Stars were cut with the Big Shot using Kraft and Bravo Burgundy paper and the Stars #2 die. My letters are crooked usual.... I think that's my signature now, anyway, just wanted to share this page with everyone. Happy Scrapbooking!

PPA35- Anything But a Card

I love the anything but a card challenge. I made these for a shower that was near Valentine's Day with the Love You Much Stamp Set from Stampin' Up. They are the perfect size to adhere a Post It note pad. The loop on the side holds a mini gel pen or regular pen. You could use any stamp set to accent the front. These also make great teacher's gifts! Stampin' Glitter- the Fine Galaxy Red was then applied to the Love on the front. I had leftovers of the Riding Hood Red from the Designers Paper Series but you could use any paper that you have. It's fun to Play at the PPA! If you would like the instructions on how to assemble, email me and I'll be happy to send them to you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Memory Keeper


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  • Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • 5/8" Jumbo brads
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Lattice Bigz die
  • Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die
  • 18" x 18" artist canvas
  • Background fabric (2/3 yard)
  • Push pins
  • Thumbtacks

  1. Adhere background fabric to canvas.
  2. Die cut lattice shapes from fabric using Big Shot and Lattice Bigz die. Adhere to fabric in rows.
  3. Adhere Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon to fabric in crisscross pattern. Attach 5/8" Jumbo brads where ribbon intersects. Adhere Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon around outside edges of canvas.
  4. Die cut six large and six small butterflies using Big Shot and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. Create double-sided butterflies by adhering butterflies together, resulting in three large and three small double-sided butterflies. Tie linen thread around the middle leaving two long ends for antennae. Attach butterflies to canvas using push pins.

Monday, March 22, 2010

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Anna & Tank

I had a wonderful weekend with my grandkids. I accompanied Amy and the grandsons to see "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and it was very cute movie. We then went to the mall and found some bargains. Jessica, Brad and Anna had a family day planned for themselves but that was canceled due to car problems. Jeff helped Brad changed the alternator in their car on Saturday and when we returned home Anna was having fun with the pugs. She loves to feel their fur and pet them! The pugs love her too!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dragonflies & Top Note Dies, PPA34

I found this cute clear stamp set on clearance at Target for only $6.00! It had 10 stamps that included butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies so I just had to have it! I used the Top Note Die and cut it twice- once in Night of Navy and the other in Brocade Blue.....and thought, those dragonflies need to be drawn to a flower or a light so I used an oval cutter and cut the middle of the Brocade Blue piece and used the Finial Press Embossing folder for the Whisper White needed a little something so I sponged it with Brocade Blue Ink and that's my interpretation of the buggies flying around a light. I know they not fireflies, but just humor me!
The dies were then layered on a piece of embossed Whisper White, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy. The fireflies were stamped with Night of Navy and then embellished with some of Martha Stewart's Navy Glitter. Aren't they cute? Happy Birthday is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Up Products Used: Night of Navy and Brocade Blue from the Rich Regal Collection #105567, Whisper White #100730. Inks: Night of Navy#102977, Brocade Blue #101102
Top Note Die#113463, Finial Embossing Folder#115963, Big Shot Die Cutter and so much more#113439, Stamp Set- Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's a Girl!

This card was made from extra paper and embellishments from a scrapbook set. So simple and easy to put stamping....just layering. Card goes together in less than 10 minutes. So when you are scrapbooking and have left over them and don't buy cards....make them!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's a Boy!

Hey Scrapbookers...... if you have any scraps or extra pieces laying around or tucked away....get them out and you can make a quick easy card! Seriously, this took less than 10 minutes! I bought the kit at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off, used it to make a page or two and then thought what am I going to do with the rest of the pages and embellishments? I assembled a bunch of cards and it's good to have them on hand. Happy card making!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Time to Eat!

Now that my mother is doing better, I found some time to scrapbook! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

I'm a little behind but once I get going, I just can't stop! The top page is of Miss Anna who is looking around and trying to get up on all fours. The bright Lime Green and Violet are accented with Doodle Bug brads and Stickers. The Flower was cut with the Big Shot. The lower page was done with some of Stampin' Up's Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin' Set. It's no longer available. I just added the picture of Miss Anna with food on her face and embellished it with Jolee's dimensionals.
Isn't she sweet??? Now I need to get busy with my Christmas pictures!
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 12, 2010


My daughter, Jackie, can't stay out of the craft room! She's hosting a Bachelorette party this weekend in Indy and created this card for the future bride. She layered Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White squares on a sheet of paper from the Night and Day Specialty Pack. The stamps are from the Cheers to You set and she used colored pencils to accent the refreshments. Black satin ribbon was added to the bottom. Cheers to all!
Stampin' Up Items Used: Melon Mambo Paper #115320, Basic Black #102851, Whisper White#100730 and Night and Day Scrapbook paper#116768, Cheers to You Stamp Set #114944

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PPA33- St. Patrick's Day Birthday!

My niece's birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day and my daughter Jackie made this card. She doesn't have a blog so I asked if I could submit it to the PPA and she said yes! Shamrocks are easy to create with the Full Heart Punch #113693 and accented with the Small Heart Punch #117193. The stem was punched using the Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch#117191. The Shamrock was layered on a Nestabilities Scalloped Circle and a 1&3/8 circle #104401 punch.
Jackie used the Whimsy Wheel#109688 on some lighter green paper to add some flair. The corners of the card were rounded with the #109047 Corner Rounder. Happy Birthday was stamped in Basic Black from the Sincere Salutations #115068. Happy Birthday to my niece Nikki! Now who's ready for some corned beef and cabbage? Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gift Card Holder for Baby

I kept the Baby Talk Stamp Set from Stampin' Up and I'm so glad I did. This set is so versatile and I've used it to make invites, cards, gift card holders and it's great for scrapbooking too! When a new mom decides she would rather be surprised than know the sex of the baby, Tangerine Tango and yellow works wonderfully together. Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Little lambs are easy to create with Stampin' Up's Punches!
Body- Scallop Circle #109043
Ears- 1/2 circle#104390
Legs- Word Window #105090
Fluff Above ears- Flower Trio #109183
Face-Small Oval #107304
Leftover Kiwi Kiss Ribbon was used to add a pop of color. Little Flowers were stamped in Pixie Pink and the Basic Black Marker was used to create the stems. The Butterfly Die is currently on Backorder so a Dragon Fly was stamped, cut and added to the card. Happy Easter is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370. It has all the holidays you could ever want in one amazing set! Order now and save 20%!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Un Eggspected!

So unexpected to find a Chocolate Bunny in your Easter Egg! I'm ready for Spring and Easter is just around the corner! I used left over Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon and card stock to create this fun card. The egg was cut with Creative Memories tools and trimmed with a craft scissors. The Chocolate Bunny was stamped with Basic Brown on Very Vanilla paper and adhered to the inside of the egg. A brad was used as a hinge so the egg can open and close. You could also place a photo of your grandchild in the egg! Kiwi Kiss paper was embossed with Texturz plates from Stampin' Up and embellished with some paper flowers. The Teeny Tiny Wishes is one of the best stamp sets to have. All the holidays and extra wishes are included! Happy Stampin'!
Stampin' Up Products used:
Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370, Chocolate Bunny #116980, Small Oval Punch#107304, Basic Brown Stamp Pad#104315, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack#117161
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Friday, March 5, 2010


Spring is in the air! I'm ready to hang clothes on the line and plant flowers. Remember the Ornament Punch from Christmas? Well, it also makes a nice vase for those flowers! I used Stampin' Up's Shades of Spring Paper and layered it on Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Plum. The leaves & stems were punched out using the Extra Large 2 Step Bird Punch. Flowers were store bought and embellished with an older Stampin' Up Three Flower Punch and some Rhinestone Brads. White grosgrain ribbon accents the card and Whimsical Words were stamped in Plum and layered with the 1 and the 1&1/4 inch circle punches. Spring.... here I come!

Stampin' Up Products used:
Shades of Spring Paper #117160
Ornament Punch#116794
White Grosgrain Ribbon#109025
Xlarge 2 Step Bird Punch#117171
Whimsical Words#119119

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Jackie, my daughter, loves cupcakes & created this cute cupcake card! She used Stampin' Up's Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set #111618. Using Black Ink#101179 on Whisper White Paper#100730 she then used colored pencils to enhance the cupcakes. The layers are Basic Grey #108692 and Pixie Pink#105121. Under it all - some black sparkly card stock. She used the Modern Label Punch #116630 and the Small Oval Punch#107304. The grey card stock was embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder#115963.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Puggy Thank You!

This cute Puggy Card will be used as a thank you for Heather McMaster. Heather rescued Abby from an Amish puppy mill, took her to the vet and nursed her back to health. She also is a foster mom for pugs. She turned Abby over to Kentuckiana Pug Rescue(link to webpage is on the right) who listed her on the website and that's where I saw her and fell in love! I completed the adoption application and was approved! Heather drove Abby to our house and she is an angel! I wanted to make a card for her to thank her for her kindness and dedication to the Pug breed. This card was originally created by Mary Fish who has been featured in the Stampin' Up monthly magazine. She is an amazing Stampin' Up Demonstrator who also has a pug.
Stampin' Up Products used for this card:
3/4" circle punch #107271, 1/2 " circle punch #104390, Large Oval punch#107305, Heart to Heart punch#113694, Regal Rose Paper#105130, Very Vanilla Paper #105328, Kraft Paper #102125, Clear Rhinestone Brads#113144, Pretty in Pink Brads#117271, Real Red Brads#117270