Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hey everybody! I saw a card in a magazine recently that had a 3-dimensional heart on it, and so I decided to try to create something similar. This card contains one of the hearts I made, along with some flourishes made from Liquid Pearls, that were used to cover up my disastrous attempt at paper piercing. It turned out okay in the end, but I had to apply a couple of layers of the Liquid Pearls because the first layer seeped down into the holes that I created with my piercing attempt.

I put together a little tutorial for making the heart and posted it over at Simply Scrapping Crafts - here's the link:

This is another card I made with the same heart technique. On both of these cards I used the Basic Grey Capella line of patterned papers - I think they are fabulously beautiful. The pearls and sentiment stickers on the first card are from K & Company. The banner on the second card was made using a stamp from Ippity by Unity. They have some amazing stamp sets, so visit my friend Rona Mallard and see what gorgeous things she has to offer - that link is:

On a personal note, I got a new little kitten last night - well, actually Chris got the kitten from his dad's neighbor, but Kitty Mommy here gets to take care of it. She is an absolute tiny little doll, but BooKitty isn't so sure what to make of the whole situation. We haven't quite decided on her name yet. Chris wants to call her Amore', which I told him is too hard to say. I want to call here either Too Kitty or Mercedes (because she looks like my car - white with a black piece on top). Here is a photo of my two furry babies!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs to everyone!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More Catching Up!

Whew! I just realized how behind I am on posting my projects! This post is just catching me up with posts - a whole variety of projects I made for various reasons, mostly as Design Team projects for Simply Scrapping Crafts.

This first project is my little nephew Michael, and I made this sample for SSC July Sketchy Saturday Week 2. These are Cosmo Cricket papers, alphabets are Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, and Cosmo Cricket, and I used a variety of trims and jewels.

I made this little 3" x 3" mini book for SSC Paper Scraps July Week 1. I cut apart a piece of flat cardboard that I had, painted the edges with Ranger crackle paint, used The Girl Paperie patterned papers, and added a variety of embellishments from my collections. The book contains small photos of my mother along with facts about her life, family, etc.

This card was for the SSC July Week 1 Creative Corner challenge. The challenge was to use recycled and/or repurposed materials, along with newsprint or bookprint. The flower and shaped edge are from a Prima flowers package. The acrylic portion of the flower is from packaging also. The bookprint background is from an old book I purchased at a local antique shop for a couple of dollars.

SSC June Week 4 Sketchy Saturdays. I modified the sketch into a card. If you like the flowers, they are so easy to make. Just punch two of the same image, glue them together using a GLUE STICK (only a glue stick gives you the right bendability), let them dry for a few minutes, then bend them into the shape you want.

I made this card for the SSC Summer Kickoff Weekend challenges. Clare had a bug-inspired challenge, and you had to use some sort of bug(s), but not butterflies. Our dear Amy had done this digital stamp of a dragonfly, so I colored it using pencils and gamsol, and added it to this card.

This card was also for the SSC Summer Kickoff. There was a little recipe of items that your card or layout had to use, so this was my creation. I ended up using this for a graduation card for one of my dear young high school friends.

During the SSC Summer Kickoff, I did a Lemonade Stand Recipe Challenge, where you had to make a card or layout with certain items/shapes/colors to represent a lemonade stand. This was my creation.

June Week 4 Paper Scraps Challenge was to create a frame around your photo or main image using paper scraps. This was my creation. This is my son Chris when he was about 4 years old - he's now 16!!! He still has his Buddy!

This is my daughter Michelle at Disney World. She is my princess! This was for the SSC June Sketchy Saturday Week 2.

I fell in love with this image from Bella Design Studio - what an adorable little cat! I colored him using gamsol and colored pencils, and added the flower made from Webster's Pages Bloomers and trim.

This card was for another SSC challenge for the Creative Corner June Week 4. The challenge was to use this flower template and make a flower to use on a card or layout.

Whew! Well, thanks for hanging in there with me, and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Catching Up

I recently purchased the Basic Grey Capella collection, and boy, are those some gorgeous papers or what??? I just had to make something with them, even though it hurt to cut into those beautiful designs, and I decided to make this wedding card just because. I don't know anyone getting married, so I'll just keep it in my stash until the occasion comes along. The wooden cutouts are from KaiserCraft - I painted them with a Ranger paint dauber. The sentiment sticker and pearls are from K&Co. I don't know about the lace and ribbon - just something from my mucho grande stash of ribbons and lace!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WonderFall - Webster's Pages New Line for Autumn

Webster's Pages has unveiled a sneak preview of the first of four new lines for the coming season on their Inspire website. The colors are a bit out of the norm for autumn, which provides an alternative to the typical browns and golds. The line is also versatile in that it is suitable for patriotic themes, school layouts, and other events that aren't strictly related to the autumn season.

You can check it out over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Webster's Pages Summer CHA Preview Party!

Hey everybody! As most of you know already, Webster's Pages is my favorite scrapbooking manufacturer - the soft, girly, frilly style of their products is right up my alley! Well, they are having a Summer CHA Preview Party over on the Webster's Pages ning, Inspire Me. Go check it out, become a member, and you can get a chance to be a guest designer for Webster's Pages - how awesome is that???