Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sending Birthday Wishes

Stamps:  Everyday Button Bits, Background Basics Text Style

Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream, Melon Berry
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Angel Pink

Other:  Mellon Berry Vintage Buttons, Offray Ribbon, jute

Compose a Card with Becky 
A Spoon Full of Sugar  
Crazy for Challenges ( I didn't have a lollipop to use, but remember those cherry lolli pops that came on green plastic with 2 cherry pops? Yum!)

Friday, January 29, 2010

MMSC39, SSC, C4C21, ssnotime124, cardvarks, TSS


Stamps: In Bloom-PTI, Autumn Abundance Sentiment-PTI
Cardstock: DCWV,
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: jewels Melissa Frances, Assorted markers - Copics, spica; spellbinders dies, copic airbrush, offray ribbon

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Mail Day!

Today I got not one but 2 packages in the mail. 

The first was the Valentine swap on the PTI messages boards.  Nadine sent me a yummy  box of chocolates from the Aloha state of Hawaii.  And this adorable card.  And notice the little hearts on the envy.  Very cute!  Thank you Nadine!

And the second was the wimsey jar swap on Tally Scrapper. My jar partner was Kathy and she sent me this jar filled with all kinds of goodies.  Thank you Kathy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

PTI January Blog Hop~The Total Package

The challenge:
During this month's release there was a lot of chatter about the interior of cards and how they don't
always get the attention they need. This month's challenge is to create a card that has the "total
package". Create any style card you can dream up, then take it the next step. Embellish the interior
and adorn the envelope. You might even want to add a little something to the back of the card! Be sure
to take photos of ever aspect so we can all be inspired with what you create! We can't wait to see what
you make!

My Take: 
I had so much fun with this challenge!  I used stamps, copic air brush, spicas and of course my favorite PTI stamp set Vintage Picnic. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!

Stamps: Vintage Picnic - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Red Cover stock
Patterned Paper: Storytellers Americana
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: star jewels, Assorted markers - Copics, spica; spellbinders dies, copic airbrush, offray ribbon

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I was just thinking about a few friends tonight and wanted to get some cards out to them. I couldn't resist coloring this one that my dork friend Karen sent to me.

I used this sketch from Sketches by Tamara #103.  Thanks for a fun sketch Tamara! 

PTI Princesses Challenge

Anya was first up to post a challenge for the blogging group for this year. She chose a beautiful photo for a color challenge. You can read more about the challenge on Anya's Blog

and this is my take on the challenge:

Stamps: In Bloom, Birthday Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Vintage Cream- Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Amy Butler K&Co
Ink: Momento
Other: PTI Vintage Buttons; Assorted markers - Copics, spica; jute twine, tag punch

Sending My Love

I visited the 12 days of tags at The Classroom and was inspired to use some paints on my card today. I found my sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges C4C20 and this is what I came up with.

I started by mixing a dolop of MM waterslide paint, and Adirondack Lights snowcap paint and brushed on thickly. Then I use the PTI winter swirls snowflake stamps to lift some of the paint. I cleaned the snowflakes off between each use on a baby wipe. I let it dry completely and then added my Bobunny rubons, hearts and sentiment and ribbon. I finished the card by punching a strip of pp with the swiss cheese punch.

Cardstock: PTI
PP: Sweet Talk
Stamps: CTMH Say it in Style, PTI Winter Swirls, Studio G
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Offray ribbon, Bobunny rub-ons, PTI Vintage Button raspberry fizz, jute, rectangle nesties, EK swiss cheese punch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Gypsy Spot Challenge

Do you love playing with your cricut pal? If so check out the Gypsy Spot for a great black and gold challenge and win awesome prizes. Like the new cricut carts. Awesome!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Weekend scrapaway vacation....

I haven't posted much lately simple because I've been busy looking at all the CHA sneak peaks. Link me up to your favorites so I don't miss any. Hehehe!

And also have been cleaning my scraproom and packing for a weekend scrapaway vacation. How cool is that! I'm so excited to be leaving for the Pocono's in the morning. I'll be back next week with hopefully some fun things to share.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My Scrapbook Nook

Check out the awesome kit and blog hop going on at My Scrapbook Nook. I so want this PinkPaisley Paper and it's all in this kit.

Friday, January 8, 2010

XOXO Girls First Challenge

XOXO Girls posted the first challenge. If you haven't visited XOXO blog be sure to check it out. It's a blog set up entirely for your inspiration and designed so you can scraplift without feeling guilty. Very Cool! Thanks XOXO girls for a fun challenge!

This is the lo I lifted:

And this is my lo:

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Scrap Space.....

My scrap space as it looks today, with project started on my work space.

A Collage of some of my storage.

There is always an open door to fellow scrappers.

Crop Alert!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!
Serendipity Scrapbooks is starting this year off right with one of our amazingly fun crops. Come join us January 22nd-24th for a crop unlike any other we have had before. The Design Team has once again worked hard to bring you some totally hip and fashion inspired challenges that will get you strutting your scrapbooking skills.
Our "Fashion on a Dime" Challenges will help you use up some of that not so new but still fashionable stuff in your stash. Pre Crop Challenges will be posted Jan 15th and Crop Challenges will be posted Friday the 22nd and finished projects loaded by noon your time Monday, the 24th.
See you on the red carpet!

I added a blinkie with the link on my sidebar. You'll have to register so be sure to do that early, and don't forget to say I sent you on your first post for the contest I blogged about a few posts down. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Using up scraps....

seems to be the theme of the day. So today I made 2 cards using the techniques on Nicole Heady's blog (Papertrey Ink)

Serendipity Scrapbooks

One of my favorite hang outs is having an awesome contest this month and I want YOU to win! Stop by Serendipity Scrapbooks and register for the message board and start posting. You will love all the inspiration you find! Then go to this POST and post that I sent you, once you do that you are all set. The prizes are pretty cool and right from your wish list. How cool is that!
See you there!

The details:
Want $20, $30, $40 or even $50 of goodies off your wishlist for FREE???? This contest could be just the thing for you.

January through Feb. 28th we will be having the Wishes come true Contest, where there will be drawings for goods off your wishlist.

See how to particpate in this contest:

1. Register in the store and start making your wishlist
2. Register in the forum - Post in the New Members checkin thread and then post a minimum of 9 other times on our message board.
3. If you were invited Please make note in your New Members checkin thread who invited you. Then start inviting others.
4. For each person you invite and they complete these requirements you will be added to the drawings again.

-The first drawing for the $20 wishlist give away will happen when 25 new Registered members complete the above requirements

-The Second drawing for the $30 wishlist give away will happen when 30 more new members complete the requirements

-The third drawing for the $40 wishlist give away will happen when 40 more new members complete the requirements

-The Fourth drawing for the $50 wishlist give away will happen when 50 more new members complete the requirements

When we reach 1000 new members in the forum there will be another $50 drawing and ALL registered memebers in the forum will receive a FABULOUS digital/printable downloadable kit for FREE!!

PLUS when we reach the first 50 new members (827 total members) All registered forum members will get a bonus downloadable/printable item. Then when we reach 902 new members ANOTHER downloadable gift.

Lets get busy and start inviting new members: Tweet it, Facebook it, Blog about it and just start sharing about our forum
**Your name stays in for ALL drawings and you be able to continue having your name added for all new members that mention you invited them and complete the requirements.
**Wishlist giveaway items will be picked by store owner from your Wishlist and sent within a week of each drawing.[/color]

Starting member total 777 as of Jan. 1st