Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bad Day

Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring this week's sketch (#60) at 2S4Y! There is an awesome prize package up for grabs so be sure to play along!!!

For my card I used Paper Makeup Stamps Sourpuss and Bad Day sentiment. I injured my back last Friday (tore some muscles) so this card seemed really fitting for the type of mood I have been in LOL! Products used: Bazzill and Neenah cs, Basic Grey dp, Distress inks, Copic Markers, Memento ink and u/k ribbon.

Here's a look at the sketch:


Monday, August 30, 2010

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop

If you've arrived from De's blog, you are on the right track for today's hop, if not, please head over to the E.A.D. Designs blog and start there so you don't miss any of the excitement today!!!

I can finally share some exciting news with you today! I've been bursting at the seams to tell you that I'm now part of the E.A.D. Designs Design Team!!!! I've been a huge fan of E.A.D. Designs for awhile and when they had a DT call I knew I had to apply!!! I was super honored and excited when I received an email from Emily stating that I had been accepted and was now officially a "Vinyl Geek"!!! Yipee!!!!

I have a few projects to share with you today!

First up is my altered file folder! I'm usually a super organized individual so when I saw this pretty file folder organizer at Winners I knew I had to have it to store my E.A.D. Designs products in. I used one of the E.A.D. vinyl rub-on "Geeks" on the front! The rub-ons are available in a variety of 10 styles: "Card Geek", "Scrapbooking Geek", "Photograph Geek" etc. and you can get them in any color you like! I labelled the individual folders inside by theme and now I have a pretty place to store all my E.A.D. Designs Stickerz and rub-ons!

My next project is fun gift set which was actually one of the projects I submitted with my E.A.D. Design Team application! I can definitely see myself making more of these in the future! I used the clear E.A.D. Spa Day Stickerz set and coloured them in with my Copics. Products used: SU and Bazzill cs, jar from the Dollar Store, Lavender bath crystals, scoop from my stash, Twine, SU embossing folder and Tag Punches, Crinkle ribbon, u/k eyelet, Copic Markers and Distress inks.

My last project uses the E.A.D. Stickerz set Out on A Limb. I applied the Stickerz on cardstock and then cut them out and popped them up for added dimension. Products used: Hammermill cs, u/k buttons, Kaiser Kraft dp, Distress Inks and machine stitching.

The fun and exciting part about today's hop is that you have to complete the hop in order to find out who the new DT Team is!!! Your next stop on the hop is the ever so talented and wonderful Jenn!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Makeup 4 The Weekend

This week, Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team Member Danni's Makeup 4 The Weekend Challenge is to create a Birthday card! I used one of my favorite Fairy's for my card, Isabella (which happens to have the same name as my youngest dd)! I also used Paper Makeup Stamps Birthday Cheer sentiment set. Products used for my card: SU and Neenah cs, Webster's Pages dp,Prima Lace Ribbon, Spellbinders Pendant die and Nestabilities, Memento and Distress inks, Prisma Glitter, Copic Atyou Spica pen, Copic Markers and Airbrush system, white Uniball pen, machine stitching, Crinkle Ribbon and Kaiser Pearls.

Inspiration for my card also came from this week's sketch # 78 at Card Patterns and this week's challenge #119 at Flutterby Wednesday's to use a Fairy, Angel or Butterfly on your card.

Don't forget to stop by the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to check out all of the details for this week's Makeup 4 The Weekend Challenge! I hope you can play along!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fielding Park

Here's my take on this week's Scrappin' Silhouettes Sketch #10. Products used: SU cs, ribbon, dp (SU Playdate), Memento, Versa Color and Colorbox Chalk inks, u/k eyelet, MS border punch, machine stitching, twine and Color It - Summer set from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Here's a look at this week's sketch. I hope you can play along!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kid's Slippers

I've been lacking in the blogging department lately, mainly because the girls and our new pup Butterball have been draining me LOL!

My friend Deb and I signed up for an open sewing class that starts in September so I thought I'd brush up on my stitching skills so I'm not too embarrassed! I'm hoping to make some cute clothes and get into quilting this winter.

Here are some slippers I made for the girls. I had to enlarge the pattern a bit on my copier so they would fit their growing feet but I absolutely love how cute they turned out! You can find the pattern for the slippers here! The slipper style is identical to a "Robeez" slipper and I also used leather for the soles so they wouldn't be slippery! The inside is lined with flannel and the cute fabric is "Rock N' Roses" by Beverlyann Stillwell.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Inspiration Journal

Here's a page I completed today in my Art Inspiration Journal. Kyra (Scrapacat) Sandstone started an Art Challenge blog called Art It Does A Body Good and this week's challenge was to Embrace Your Gesso Dragon! I'm so excited I stumbled upon this blog and I am so looking forward to working in my journal more frequently now! I apologize for the poor picture - it's hard to see the texture in  the page but I took my picture late tonight.

Products used:  Unity's Donna Downey's She set, White Liquitex Gesso, Americana Paints, Watercolors, Staz-On Ink, Onion Bag (for texture), Distress inks, Ontario Reports book page and a Zig pen.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Fun

Here's my layout based on this week's Scrappin' Silhouettes SS08!  Products used: My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon dp, My Mind's Eye photo transparencies, rub-ons and sticker, Bazzill cs and Zig Pen. I used my Silhouette to cut my title and grunge background paper. Here's a look at this week's Silhouette. Don't forget to play along to be entered into a drawing for a prize!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Coffee Addiction

Here's a cute set of canisters and card I created with E.A.D. Designs Coffee Addiction Stickerz set! I'm amazed at all the fun projects you can create with these Stickerz and they are only $2.50!!!! Wouldn't this make a perfect gift for a caffeine lover!  Products used: Canisters from the Dollar Store, Kraft SU cs, SU dp and ribbon, Bazzill cs and Distress inks.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps Fairy August Review

Welcome to the Paper Makeup Stamps Fairy August Review! Don't forget to check out the PMS blog to see what the other fairies the Paper Makeup Artists are showcasing today!

My card features the adorable Carter the Dino Fairy! My girls love dinosaurs so I loved putting this card together!  Products used:  Neenah cs, Memento and Distress inks, Copic Markers and Atyou Spica pen, Bazzill cs and Basic Grey Archiac dp and chipboard.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Happy Sunday! Inspiration for my card today comes from two challenges - Etsy Inspired Challenge #100 and Wee Memories Challenge #17! I finally got to ink up my Unity Butterfly Beauty set! Products used for my card: Bazzill and SU cs, Memento ink, machine stitching, Ontario Reports book paper, Distress inks and Golden Titanium White paint. This week's challenge at Wee Memories is all about butterflies! Here's a look and my inspiration piece from Etsy Shop owner Cathy Walters for my Etsy Inspired challenge:


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Paper Makeup Stamps Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Andrea's Blog, if not, please begin the hop at the PMS Blog so you don't miss any of the incredible creations made with this fantastic release!

My card for today's hop features the "Moody For Kitties" image and the "Just For You" sentiment (the sentiment is free with any PMS purchase this month!!!). I had so much fun colouring and paper piecing this adorable image. I must admit I'm a big kitty lover! Products used for my card: Basic Grey Cappella dp, Bazzill and Neenah cs, Copic markers, handmade crinkle ribbon, Cuttlebug tag die, Nestabilities, Distress Inks, u/k button and eyelet, twine, Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Floral dies and machine stitching.

Your next stop on the hop is Dawn! Don't forget to join us in the PMS forum tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST! There will be lots of chatting, prizes and of course one lucky winner will be receiving the entire August release!!!

You can get your hands on these incredible new releases tomorrow morning at Paper Makeup Stamps!

And, my magic letter for today is "L". Complete today's hop and collect the letters from each stop to spell out the special code which will get you 15% off your PMS August new release purchase!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Mojo 150 (2nd post today, please scroll down for my PMS Day #4 Sneak Peek!)

Here's my take on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #150. I love this sketch! I used my Paper Makeup Stamps set Tweet Things which was designed by Lindsay Spencer! Products used: Basic Grey dp, Bazzill cs, MS border punch, Distress and Memento ink, Nestabilities, machine stitching, Copic Markers and Airbrush System, SU ribbon and Kaiser Pearls. 


Paper Makeup Stamps August Release Sneak Peek Day #4!

Welcome to Paper Makeup Stamps August Release Sneak Peeks Day #4! My card for today's peek features the beautiful fern image from the new PMS set Color It! Just wait until you see this full set in its entirety (available August 7th), it's so beautiful! If you're just stopping by my blog, please be sure to start at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see a list of what the other DT's are peeking today with this fantastic set and to see days 1-3 of the other set sneaks! Also, Paper Makeup Stamps is being incredibly generous this month! All you have to do is copy the PMS August Release Blinkie from the PMS blog, display it on your blog and leave a comment on the PMS blog letting them know you've done so and you could be the winner of the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE!!!!  The winner will be announced in the PMS Forum at the release party on August 7th, starting a 8:00 p.m. EST! Hope to see you there!

Products used on my card: Neenah and Bazzill cs, Memento ink, Distress inks, Copic markers and Airbrush System, Webster's Pages dp, Nestabilities, machine stitching, Fabric Land satin ribbon, Maya Road stick pin and Kaiser Pearls.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beach Bums

Here's a layout I prepared using the E.A.D. Designs Stickerz set Fun In the Sun! The pictures are of Isabella and Alexandra this past May at the beach which is located at our neighbourhood park - about a 10 minute walk from our house. I love how versatile the E.A.D. Designs Stickerz are, you can use them for any type of project! Extra products used: Bazzill cs, Basic Grey dp, Colorbox Chalk Ink, Zig journal pen, SU border punch and some burlap.