Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sisterhood of the Traveling Stamps

For the Love of Art is a brand new message board, kit and stamp site.  There is a very cool set of stamps traveling around to scrappers all over the world and this is my week to play with these cute little stamps. 

As soon as I saw this cute little stamp set I need to make a card for my hubby to cheer him on. 

Paper: Webster's
Ink: Memento
Stamps: For the Love of Art
Other: Webster's trim, twine, sewing. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday

This weeks theme for CHALLENGE ME MONDAY is to use a star shape on your project. 

My friends husband is off at basic training and I wanted to send a note to say Hi! Since it will be arriving just in time for July 4th I thought a star shaped note would be perfect. 

Cricut Cart: George and Basic Shapes
Stamps: PTI
Ink: Momento, chalk ink
Other: twine, button

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pioneer Woman meets my style....

I love the web, it bring so many unique and talented individuals so much closer together.  Today I enjoyed an overcast moring outdoors picking some wild raspberries.  There aren't alot ready yet, but enough to make my girls a nice dessert for our Friday scrappy get together.  I happened to be searching for an idea of how to use them and came across one of my favorite sites to visit, Pioneer Woman and had to chuckle.  Looking at her raspberry cobler recipe next to her fence post auger story I had to chuckle.  With so many fence rows I can't believe she didn't go and pick her raspberries.  There on the counter were store bought containers.  I jumped on my horse (ok, Polaris 800 4 WD 4 wheeler) and headed out along the fence rows (ok, Christmas Tree fields) and came up with a nice little basket of berries to make something fabulous with.

I started with a white cake mix and added a few incredients to make some light an fluffy cupcakes.  The smell yummy!

1 Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix (you can use any brand)
3 egg whites
2 T butter
2 t. vanilla extract (or lemon extract) next time I will add both.
1 1/3 cup water
I mix with a stand mixer on high until it's light and fluffy.  Then spoon into lined cupcake pans and bake for 16 minutes at 350*.

For filling I used a small container of heavy whipping cream and add 1/3 cup of confectioners sugar.  Whip until it forms peaks.  Don't forget to taste it while mixing to  make sure it's sweet to your liking. 

Set about a half cup of berries aside for garnish. 

Sprinkle a 1 1/2 cup berries with 1/2 cup of sugar.  Then slightly mash with fork.  Gently fold into the whipped cream. 

Place cupcake in serving dish.  You can cut them up or leave whole or half it.  Just make it look pretty, then top with a dollop of the whipped cream and garnish with a few berries.  Enjoy! 

I'll add the finished photos tomorrow when I finish putting them together. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fathers Day Mini for my hubby.

I made this mini while scrapping yesterday with Ellen and Andrea, always love when the girls can hang out!  I used a Punky Sprouts  mini that was part of the For The Love of Art June Kit. If you haven't checked out the new kits and stamps at FTLOA you are missing a fun new site, and awesome clear stamps.  The gallery is full of great inspiration and there are tons of challenges and contests on the forums!  See you there! 

Happy Father's Day to my Dad and wonderful husband!  Love you!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut and a Fantabulous Giveaway!

Quick check in.......Check out Fantabulous Cricut Scrapin' Saturday post for your chance to win a cricut cartridge and also a yummy project as well. 

Friday, June 4, 2010


 Treasured Scrapbooking Sketch
Color Combos Galore 145 


I thought a summer camp sounded like just the right adventure to kick start some creativity. You can join me at

All the fun starts today, so hop over and don't forget to post I sent you!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MMSC56, Using produts from your stash...

Sometimes I just like to play with items already in my stash.  For this project I wanted to try to make my own color wash type product.  Now I have a whole load of items in my scrap room kitchen that I pulled out to give a try.  First let's see how blending solution and odorless mineral spirits work . 

Add equal parts of ink (in this case I use a copic refill, buy you could use any alcohol reinker you  have on hand)  and blending solution to a mini mister (or any small spray bottle).  In the second mini mister I mixed equal parts of ink and OMS.  This is the result:

Pretty nice, but I like a little sparkle so I add some PK Glitz glitter to the bottles and this is what it looks like.  Kind of hard to see here, but it's yummy! 

Next I wanted to make a water based product so I pulled out the food coloring and mixed it with water, then used it to tea dye a scrap piece of trim.
I sprayed it randomly, then rinsed it under water and dried.  Then I made it into an embellishment to use on a card. 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Group Prom LO

PP: Websters Pages
Flowers: Prima
Jewels: Melissa Frances
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Chipboard: Webster's
Ribbon: offray
Trim: Trimtex
Butterfly: Making Memories

Flip Flops

These are my favorite flip flops.  Ashlyn got them for me for Mother's Day.  Aren't they sweet!

PP: Urbanlily
Cardstock: Coordinations
Offray Ribbon
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly stamp
Papertrey Ink  Polka Dot Basic Stamp
Sketch: For the Love of Art
These are a Few of My Favorite Things Challenge

Cool Prom Pics

I spent just a little time in the studio yesterday after going to see Robin Hood with the hubby and created this lo for the CTS DT call.  I love how the kids personalities were shining through in these photos. 

Pink Paislee
CTS June Sketch

Thanks for stopping by:)