Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hubby's birthday card

I made this card for Hubby's birthday that is coming up on the 26th. I used the sketch from moving along with the times. I think it came out cute.


Paper is all scraps

Ice cream sticker is from Dollar Tree

Buttons are from Hobby Lobby mixed bag

Happy birthday stamp is from stamping bella

Ink is color box fluid chalk chestnut roan

I used my cuttlebug hounds tooth folder to emboss

Accent essentials cart made the scalloped squares

This card also qualifies for:

My Time to Craft: Card for some one special (Hubby)
Raise the Bar: a special guy
wee Memories: stickers
Design Dollies: favorite ice cream flavors (chocolate peanut butter)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Scrap it with a Song: These are the Moments

This weeks song at scrap it with a song is These are the moments. They used the Sara Evans version but I listened to the Edwin McCain version. I know I am such a rebel. I used the layout from The Pink Elephant this week. I know I am getting in just under the wire and I am not in love with my layout this week. I wanted to go a completely different direction but I would not find the pictures I was looking for any where. I turned this house up side down. But I found these pictures of Tanner in December when we went to Disney World. Tanner wasn't even 2 at the time these were taken. We were all shocked when he walked right up to the Little Einsteins and gave Leo a hug and a kiss. Thank goodness my mom had her camera on her.


The epoxy brads and paper are cloud nine

The felties are Autumn Leaves- pretty poppies

The ribbon is from Hobby lobby

The font is opposites attract

This layout also qualifies for:

Pollycraft Monday
: lets have a sing song

Friday, June 18, 2010

Baby Card

I made this card from the Apron Stings sketch. I also used the poppin pastels technique from For Fun Challenges. I didnt just chalk the word baby I did the entire front of the card.


I used my scrapboss by Fiskars to emboss the little hands

The stamp is from Heidi Grace

All the chalks are pebbles

The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby scrap book aisle

This card also qualifies for:
Papertake weekly challenge: ice cream flavors

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Black and White Photo

This week The Pink Elephant's layout challenge is to use a black and white photo. I believe this is Gavin at 2. Ok....I do know it is Gavin I just don't know if he was 2 or 3 in this picture. When you have as many boys as I do all the years tend to run together if you know what I mean...lol.

I used the sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches. I thought that the circles made into Christmas tree ornaments would be perfect. I really like how it came out. I know it is simple but I think it is super sweet.


The background paper is by provo craft- candy cane wishes

The chipboard is by Cosmo Cricket in a Christmas set I got

Ornaments are cut from Joys of The Season

All other paper is from my stash

This layout also qualifies for:

Bah Humbug- anything goes
Sew Many Challenges- Christmas anything but a card

UPDATE: This layout made top 3 at The Pink Elephant

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mojo Monday card

I decided to take a stab at the Mojo Monday card sketch this week. I have to say that I love how my card came out. The soft colors are perfect for a boy or a girl.


The nursery rhyme paper is by Foofala. I got it at Big Lots in a $2 pack of 30 skeets and I love it
Both stamps are studio g
I colored the carriage with my copics
The buttons are from hobby lobby mixed bag
I used a fiskars boarder punch twice for an extra dimensional effect
The gold texture paper is a walmart metallic pack

This card also qualifies for:

Crafty Hos: anything goes
Crafty Creations: childs play
Allsorts: lace and or buttons

Friday, June 11, 2010

Challenge Card

I made this card for the sketch challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot.


Paper is from my scrap pile but I believe it is from My Minds Eye simply delightful pack
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby
The stamp is from studio G from the dollar bin then I colored it with my copics
The sentiment is a stamp from stamping bella
The flowers are from the floor at work that I took apart and put together
The blinged brad is recollections
I used a Disney embossing folder around my stamp

This card also qualifies for:

Simon says stamp: recipe: 1 image, 2 pattern paper, 3 types of embellishments

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Highlighted in the CHIRP!!!!

I cant believe it. My Fathers Day card was in the Message Board Highlight in the CHIRP!!!!! I am so excited. Needless to say Jon got his card early. He saw it on my computer screen when he came to find out what I was freaking out about....lol!!!!

Scrap it with a Song: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

This weeks song at Scrap it With a Song is Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. For those of you who read my post from the last time they did Cyndi Lauper you know I cant stand to listen to her voice. It makes my skin crawl. However...I know all the words to this song by heart because I loved the cheesy 80s film Girls Just Want to Have Fun staring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. Seeing that I have all boys you would think I would have a little problem with this one, but I knew exactly what line I was going to use from the get go. In fact I kept these pictures specifically in case this song came up. These are of my now 4 year old Tobin. He looked liked a mini me of my hubby for a long time.

I did have a hard time figuring out what I wanted the layout to look like. I ended up going with the sketch from Practical Scrappers. I turned it on its side and add some things and took some away but it started out as the sketch.


Brown font is from A Childs Year
Blue letters are from my stash
Background paper is My Minds Eye superstar
The yellow star paper is me and Big Ideas value pack from Michaels
I made 2 of the flowers using punches
The rest of the flowers and leaves are making memories
The brads are recollections
Everything else is from my scrap pile or stash

This layout also qualifies for :

Totally Stampalicious: Blue and Yellow
Design Dollies: Blue, Yellow, Brown, White
wee Memories: Punch
Sisterhood of Crafters: childs birth
Paper Play Challenges: Flowers and Bling
Pile It On: Quirkey

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I have had the hardest time with this color challenge. I think there is a reason I have all boys, or maybe it is because I have all boys that I have a problem using pink as a predominant color. The colors at SPCC are blush blossom, pretty in pink, creamy caramel. I also used sketch #31 at Inspirational Card Sketches and I made the flower. I love that I am using up all my scraps making these cards.

This card also qualifies for:

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday: Use a handmade embellishment

UPDATE: This card made top 5 at SPCC

Friday, June 4, 2010

Beary scrap design team sketch

I had so much fun with the first card I decided to make another one. I used the sketch from Beary Scrap. This is my first attempt at making a bow. I think t came out pretty well.


Buttons and ribbon are from hobby lobby

Stamp is by studio g

Paper is from my scrap box

This card also qualifies for:

City Crafter: Buttons and Bow

Fathers day card

I haven't made a card in awhile and fathers day and my husbands birthday is coming up this month so I decided to go ahead and get started on them. I used the sketch from ABC Design Blog to make it. My husband is a sports freak so I traded the flowers for sports buttons. Then on the bottom I used heart buttons. I wanted to use one heart for each of our boys and myself but I didn't have enough small hearts.

I would love to give some details on it but the truth is all the paper is from my scrap box. I guess the only thing to tell is the words are from wild card and the buttons are from a Hobby Lobby mixed bag.

This card also qualifies for:
Sew Many Challenges: Fathers day no blue
Frosted Design: Buttons
Design Dollies: A little bit of sporty spice
Picture Perfect Creations: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom
Simon Says Stamp: Fathers day
For Fun Challenges: man card

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scrapping the Music: Aerosmith

I found another music scrap challenge site called Scrapping the Music. This week their song is Aerosmith's I don't want to miss a thing. This song is a great scrapping song. There are so many directions to go with it. I went with a picture of my now 4 year old Tobin. I took this picture specifically to start scrapbooking. I wanted one picture of each of my boys sleeping. That was the first layout I ever made. If you go way back to one of my first posts you will see I took it apart and redid it for a challenge.

I decided to hand write some of the lyrics instead of journaling. I got a 6 pack of small gel glitter pens from the dollar spot at Target and I love them!!! I used the brown one. I hope you can see how glittery it is.

I decided to use the sketch from A Crafty Little Place. I am pretty happy with how it came out.


Background paper is Cloud 9 Design polka dots from Halloween Fun collection

Font and picture backing papers are both s.e.i. play day

All solid papers are from my scrap pile

Font is Story Book

Stars and pooh are from Pooh and Friends

I embossed the stars with my cuttle bug and the swiss dots folder

I chalked all the solid paper with memento, petal point, and pebbles

Buttons are from a mix bag at Hobby Lobby

This layout also qualifies for:

Design Dollies: Red, Brown, Yellow
Scrapfit: Use a machine
Delightful sketches: Texture

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scrap it with a Song: I Hope You Dance

This weeks song at Scrap It With a Song is I hope you dance by Lee Ann Womack. I wanted to go a completely different way with this song like I do everything else but I kept getting pulled to this picture of Gavin when he was about 7 or 8 months old at Myrtle Beach. I think this picture is amazing of Gavin.

I used this weeks sketch from Sketches {by Tamara}. If you haven't checked her blog out you definitely should. I get a ton of inspiration there.


Background paper is from paper house productions-Pierre Auguste Renoir's Seascape from Micheal's

Flowers are made from K&Company-viola vita from Micheal's

All other paper is from my scrap pile

The flowers are from a 2 1/4 scallop punch

Font is from A Childs Year

Flourish is cut from Home Decor

I used fiskars zingz on the flourish- I got them from Big Lots for a dollar

I white penned the phrase from the song "I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean" using American Crafts The Ultimate Gel Pen

This layout also qualifies for:

Sir Stampalot: Punches
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Summer Delights
Charisma Cardz: Flowers