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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stamp & Scrap October Week 4

This card is using a stamping technique called the Kissing technique. 

Color Combo Challenge Week #4

Card Corner Challenge Week #4

Here's the card I came up with from the layout in the challenge!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

RIP Eboniezer Kitty

Mother Earth, we give you back your child.
Noble, regal, honorable cat.
Watch over him, and guide him on his way
to the spirit world.
May he be blessed in your names,
and hunt ever after beside you.


RIP Eboneizer Kitty... We lost our beloved cat today. I found him outside my home just moments ago. He really was the best cat I have ever met in my life. I rescued him from Petsmart Free To Live in 2003 after a previous cat went missing that looked like him I could have sworn it was my cat, but realized he's even better.  He will be dearly missed by me, he was the most awesome cat ever!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamp pads for scenic background colors!!

 Today's inspiration comes from craftingtheweb. I have been playing with my stamp pads and trying to make a winter background.

Card of Firsts

I printed this free digi image onto card stock not sure if that is how it is done or not. After coloring with my Prisma color markers and adding some Stickles for sparkle, I decided to add on the first paper rose I made. This card is full of firsts! It was the first time I used these two different Cuttlebug embossing folders, the purple ribbon and the purple pearl I placed inside the rose.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Color Combo Challenge Week #2

The inspiration for my card came from scrappassion

Thankful For You Cards

Working on a second set of Thanksgiving cards for the card swap I am hosting at Anysoldier.com. I found this great simple Thank You card layout idea from another web site called Whiff of Joy.

Finished set of 20!

Card Corner Challenge Week #2

Make a card based on the color graphic.

Stamp & Scrap October Week 2

The Twist:
The twist is for you to choose!  You can use a "Trick" (your favorite technique or tip) or a "Treat" (your favorite embellishment).

Challenge Directions
Use the above pictured sketch as inspiration for your card, layout or project and include the twist.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Roses

It is my first try making paper roses. I searched the internet to infinity and beyond trying to find a free tutorial on how to make these paper roses I see all over cards and scrapbooks. To be honest I couldn't get the center twisted tight as was shown in the video I had found but I am happy they look like flowers at all. I need to search for videos on how to color them so they look even more real but for today I am excited about how they came together!
I cut these flowers using my Cricut machine & my Sure Cuts A Lot program using an svg file I made of the pattern.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hostessing Anysoldier.com Thanksgiving Card Swap!

Decided to do a second set of cards for the Anysoldier.com Thanksgiving Card swap I am hosting. So far I need 8 more people to join to have the normal 20 volunteers. But no luck yet.

Need to search the internet for ideas...

Paper Flowers

What have I been doing today? With just a few items I made these adorable little paper flowers! I found the tutorial for these online and will post the link as soon as I relocate where I found the idea for these flowers! I could just make dozens & dozens of them! 

Monday, October 11, 2010


Flat Stanley Visits 2009
Last fall we had a special visitor come to visit. It was Flat Stanley! Flat Stanley was sent to me by an Elementary student from New Castle, Indiana. We took a tour of my city for a week and then he returned to his town. Well GUESS WHAT?? I am having another Flat Stanley come to visit me this year! I am so excited! I can't wait to BLOG all about Flat Stanley's visit! Here is some pictures from Flat Stanley's visit last year!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Stamp & Scrap October Week 1

Create a project using:

1 Christmas Sentiment
2 Christmas Embellishments, and
3 Christmas Colors

In this card I used my Cricut machine to cut out the frame,  and the Sentiment. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, made an accordion flower using the technique I learned at Simply Scrapping, and finished it off with a bow!

Horse - Happy Birthday!

I was trying to come up with a birthday card for a teen boy when I first picked out my color scheme for this card. By the time it was finished it didn't look so boyish to me any longer. I used an old horse charm from an earring that had no mate as an embellishment. The ribbon I received from winning the drawing for the Back To School Challenge Home Ec.

Color Combo Challenge

October Week 1

Using the color graphic above, use our color palette to inspire your card, layout or project.  Please use only the colors listed above & add our twist for the week:  Stripes or damask prints.  The object is to give your project an elegant feel.

Card Corner Challenge Week #1

October Week 1 Challenge

Challenge is make a card using
And ONE other color. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WINNER! WINNER! Chicken Dinner!

At one of the scrap sites once a month all the peeps that make cards  have their names entered into the monthly drawing for a special RAK of gifts. And September's WINNER is...

That's right and for winning in the month of September I won a FREE MONTH of CLUB Inbox for the month of October from Catherine Pooler a  Stampin Up Demonstrator. I can't wait to see all the special tutorial videos!

BacktoSchool Challenge 2010 - Home Ec. Winner is...

That's right I took the GOLD! Here's what I won! I can't wait to use these ribbons in my cards! As you can see from my ribbon stash before I can use the ribbons and fabric flowers!

Heres my ribbon stash before.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sharing Appreciation

Thanks to the Hostess of the Halloween/Fall Card swap for sending me a letter of appreciation. I was tickled to have received such a special gift!