Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Free handbag..... couldn't resist

Ok, not sure if this is for real, but hey it never hurts to enter! Go visit Hand Bag Planet to enter their hand bag give away. But if you do please don't pick the hour 9 bag, because i am totally in love with it! ;)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sheetload Sneak Peak

It's that time again!!!! Go check out Sheetload for the upcoming October sneak peaks.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Secret Sister

Tomorrow we are to give our secret sister at church a scripture. My SS's favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 and her favorite color is pink. I decided to pull out an oldy but a goodie - coaters. The paper was created by Anne Schlegel at Creative Dreams.
I really love how this turned out!

SITS Saturday Spotlight & Contest

Ok if you want to see the cutest vintage aprons and girls clothes you must go see today's SITS Saturday Spotlight - Sweet Funky Vintage. What's even better if you go visit SITS and Sweet Funky Vintage you can enter to win a $35 gift cert to their store!!! Here's the skinny: To enter: 1. Go to their shop 2. Go to their blog and let them know which items you LOVE! 3. For 2 additional entries, post about the contest on your blog, linking to this post. 3. Winner announced next Saturday 4. You must have the SITS button on your sidebar to win! So go check it out!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

So here's my creation for this month's blog hop. These things always sneek up on me! My card tonight was made using Guidelines & Mixed Messages from Papertrey and a clear card base from ShortCuts.
The ornaments were made by first stamping the grid with Aqua Mist ink, stamped the ornate design with Versamark and finally embossed with Stampin Stuff .
Stamps: Gridlines, Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Versamark, Opaque White (Stazon)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), #80 White (Cougar), Silver (Archivers)
Other: White Pearls Embossing Powder (Stampin Stuff), Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Ornament Die (Quickutz), Circle Punch (EK Success)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Three great inspirations collide

I have combined a great frosted card black from ShortCuts, a sketch challenge by Carla over at Lil' Scrappers and a fantastic idea from Lisa using old magnets. First ran my cardstock, pattern side down, through my Xyon. This allowed me to then adhere the paper to the back of the front side of the card. I then used my circle punches on some old magnets. I then used my craft knife to cut a circle out of the cardstock the size of the magnet adhered to the inside of the card. The other magnet is adhered to the back of my Making Memories chipboard piece.

Monday, September 15, 2008

More ShortCuts product samples

Ok so I am totally in love the with latest ShortCuts product - clear and frosted card bases. Here are a couple more samples.

Friday, September 12, 2008


I want to let you in on an exciting new product being launched this month at ShortCuts. Clear and Frosted Card Blanks. They are awsome! I have never been able to find a clear acetate that I liked working with, that was heavy enough and that wasn't riddled with finger prints. I have made a few samples to share. You can also checkt out ShortCuts for some beautiful samples made by Carla.

This first card I made last night for my husband and features the Frosted Card Blank. I know it's kind of hard to see the sentiment, but it says "Psst...." He was so sweet yesterday and brought me home a scoop of ice cream! I just had to remind him that I loved him. The card is based on the bonus sketch at 2Sketches4You. This cute little card features the Clear Card Blank. The rubon, sentiment and owl are all on the front of the card. The stripped paper is adhered to the inside front and the green adhered to the back.

Monday, September 1, 2008

September Sketch

I'm trying my hand at sketching and have discovered that it's not as easy as it looks. It may have something to with the fact that I am very much a beginner when it comes to Photoshop. Here is my debut sketch along with a sample. It think it turned out really well. I hope you give it a try!

If you like my sketch, and give it a try, please comment with a link to your creation. Thanks!

Cardstock: 80# Courgar White, Pink & Tan; Ink: Versafine (Black), Bic Mark it (Color Collection), Stampin Up! (Creamy Caramel); Stamps: Stamping Bella (JavaBella), Papertrey (Mixed Messages); Tools: Spellbinders (Circle Nestabilities), Fiskars Border Punch(Threading Water), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Houndstooth); Other: Ribbon, Flower, Brad, 3D Foam Tape.

September SheetLoad

The September issue of SheetLoad is ready to download. It has some special features, so go check it out!!