Saturday, February 27, 2010

PPA31- Inspiration Challenge

This week's Paper Pal Arts Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge. (I don't do well with these!)

Here is the inspiration:



Here is my card. Pretty basic.. LOL! Its been too long of a week for me to think outside the box.

But, none the less, I still got to use my Kraft Paper {LOVE} and I like this simple little card!
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black
Punch: Two Step Bird Punch
Stamps: Beary Christmas, and unknown (old retired hostess set)
Ink: Real Red, Basic Balck
Ribbon:Real Red Satin

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Sketch Challenge...twice!

Isn't this a great sketch? Its from Page Maps, and was chosen by my friend Brandi for a one night challenge. It was so easy to work with that I did it twice!




I also bought new paper on Friday night. That always keeps me up late! I wanted to use it all right away!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

All those Scraps, whats a girl to do?

I have a problem. I can't throw away my scraps! And since I became a SU demo, its become even worse! I have 12 X 12 drawers for all my scrapping scraps, but I have kept all my SU scraps seperate from those scraps! Yes, I know, its a strange sickness probably.

SO, when my SU Scrap Box became so full I couldn't manage it anymore, I sat down and started to sort them into basic colors. I tried to throw away anything that wasn't stampable size. Lets just say, I didn't throw away much....

And then there is the problem of Design Studio Paper. If its no longer active, do I toss it? {GASP!} No, its not in my nature to throw away perfectly pretty paper....


Emma was ashamed that her mother could be so silly and so messy when it comes to paper. She thought I was putting it into stacks so that she could draw on it! {GASP again!} I was scared to turn my back on her cute little self. I knew she would grab and run and my beautiful SU paper would end up somewhere in her nest and never be seen again....

So I found this little jewel at Michales. I used my lovely President's Day coupon and got it for $5! Its accordian style and fits 12X 12.

It worked beautifully...until I had all my paper JAMMED in there and the thing won't close further than this position...sigh....



I guess I will need to treck back over to Ms to grab another one...or three.....
Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE PAPER!!!!
I do....its my scrapping drug....




Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #57

I couldn't resisit the skecth at the Sweetest Thing! I loved all the samples I saw and had to give it a try!

Paper; Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Dusty Durango, Temting Turquois, Chocolate Chip (Stampin Write Markers)
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Ink Sprayer tool (can't remember the real name...)

Monogram Pizzaz

Stamps: Lovely Letters, Petal Pizzaz
Ink and Paper: Melone Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon, Textrz Plate, Big Shot, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop border punch, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pirate Chics...and their Parrot!


My oldest, Ellie, decided she wanted to be a Pirate for Halloween last year. The deciding factor? When she thought about making her baby sister be her parrot! She asked how we were going to get Addie on her shoulder... LOL!

Friday, February 19, 2010

PPA #30 -KISS

KISS- Keep It Simple, Sweetie....

Yea, not really what I am known for! LOL! But, thats the challenge over at Paper Pal Arts, so I had to step out of my Comfort Bubble (Donna, if your reading, thats for YOU!!! ;-)


I do always admire those simple cards with clean lines and am always very happy with the result when I do attempt to keep it simple. And this one is a keeper I think! And, I do believe there is no better color combo that blue and ornage! Its so perfect together!
Ink and Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Animal Stories, Smarty Pants
Other: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Oval Punch, clip

Arrrrggg, Matey!

My girls were pirates for Halloween and we had these great pictures made by a local photographer named Brandi Sutherland. They were so fun to scrap! Thanks to an online Buddy (Ashley) for some of the swap items!







I have two more to post tomorrow, so chack back "me hardys!"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Merry and Bright!

I got some mojo going this weekend and scrapped Christmas and Halloween! I love getting thos pictures off my desk! This is my cutie Emma. She loved Christmas this year. SHe still talks about Santa... I love that sweet excitment when they are young!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monogram Madness!

I want to do some monogram cards next month at my Hostess Club Meeting, so I decided to play around a little with some of my alphabet stamps. I was inspired by some beautiful cards made by Kris at Kween Bee Kreations.

The Whisper WHite background was embossed using my Big Shot and Texturz Plates.

this one was embossed just by using my Scor Pal and running a line every 1/2".
Ink and Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ribbon:Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Taffy Alphabet, Lovely Letters

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hurry Spring!

I always love Valentine's Day, but I really love when its over because to me, its the first sign that spring is near! Here in San Antonio, the first tiny tree buds emerge at the end of February! I found these pictures from last February that I had not scrapped yet and thought they were a perfect reminder of why I love the END of February!





Paper: Sweat Pea DSP, Kradt, Whisper White
Stamps: Forest Friends, Fox and Friends
Ink: Old Olive, So Safforn, Chocolate Chip
Accesories: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Retired CC Ribbon,
Big Shot, Top Note Die

Monday, February 15, 2010

A CASE...

I have seen this card a few times around the internet and had to jump on the bandwagon. Not sure who the oringinal artist was, but I love it!

Colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Stamps: Well Scripted, Smarty Pants
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, small heart punch, 1 1/4" striped grossgrain ribbon

Sunday, February 14, 2010

PPA #29 -sketch challenge, another one!

I played around again with the sketch at Paper Pal Arts. Love these colors together!

Ink and Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Rose Red
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Small Script (retired)
Tools and accessories: Crimper, Vintage Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Rose Red Double STitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stamp Camp: The Write Stuff Card Class

Be ready for any event with this office themed card set. With 4 coordinating cards and a matching folder box, you'll never be with the right card for the right occasion again!



Class Highlights:

Project: Custom designed folder box, 4 standard sized cards with envelopes.

Time Estimate: 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Featured Products: The Write Stuff Design Studio Paper, Clips Assortment, Star Punch and Large Star Punch, Old Olive and Soft Suede Ribbon

Dates: Sunday, March 14, 4 p.m., my house

Friday, March 26 3-5, my classroom at school (for all you Beard folks!)

Price: $20

I will have all materials to make the cards shown in the picture as well as 3 additional cards you can make with your left over materials. So, for the price, you can actually walk away with 7 cards plus some left over materials to play with at home! You will be responsible for bringing scissors, adhesive and a paper cutter if you have one.

This class is a prepay class, your reservation will be held with your payment. Email me is you are interested in coming!

You can via Pay Pal or check

**Class Kits are available if you are not able to come but still want to make them. They are 25**





Stamp Camp Options





Thursday, February 11, 2010

PPA #29 -sketch challenge

I love a good sketch! And this one is clean and simple which I love! Paper Pal Arts design member Margaret Moody designed this sketch for this week's challenge.
I used twoof my new sets; Vintage Vouge (Occasions Mini Catalog) and Three Little Words (one of your choices when you take advantage of SU's Sale A Bration!) Colors are the always beautiful Old Olive, So Saffron and Lovely Lilac. Yummy ribbon is from the new mini also, satin Old Olive.
This card makes me think Spring... Can NOT wait!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More Valentines...

Now Addie is only 15 months, so she isn't quite a stamper yet, but Mommy made some treats for her anyway! She will give these to her friends at Day Care.
I followed the tutorial at Flowerbug's Inkspot to make these itty bitty sucker holders. I started with a 4" square and scored it at 1.5" on each side.
They are stamped wit I {Heart} Hearts in Real Red.

It holds a Tootsie Roll Lolipop perfectly!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

1st Grade Valentines

For Ellie and Emma's Valentine's we came up with a pretty simple design! We found these cute straws at the grocery store and Ellie knew thats what she wanted to give!



We cut out the Top Note shape from white CS and used the cute little birds from Love You Much. I ordered Ellie and Emma their own name stamp from the Love Bots series. They enjoyed stamping their names as well as punch the heart holes with the SU heart punch.
Check back tomorrow for Addie's Valentines!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Gifts

For my kids teachers, I decided to make them clipboards for Valentines Day. They are not your traditional Valentine colors because I wanted them to be for everyday.








Paper is from one of the big craft stores. Ribbon and ink are a mix of SU and craft store again. And, I pulled out my big "E" to cut the R and K. Its been a while since he came out to play!
Hope they like them!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Birthday Tag


I just love this cute little set called Lots of Bots. It was perfect for the birthday present I gave last weekend! He looks cute in any color I am finding! Originaly, I thought he should be grey. But, he is so much better in full color!
Stamps: Lots of Bots
Ink and Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
Other: Sizzix Tags Die, Oval punch, Modern Label Punch, Glossy Accents