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Monday, August 31, 2009

Birthday Card

Our challenge on Creative Twists this week is to use a book to inspire us. I used the cover of a book as a sketch for my card. I made this card for my niece for her birthday. I also used a new stamp for this card which was the challenge on Stampspiration.

carts - george, graphically speaking, wild card and happily ever after
stamp - Scrappy Cat "Thank You"
paper - from my stash
cuttlebug folder - stylized flowers and happy birthday
ribbon - from M's
stickles - purple
ek corner punch and dimensionals

$250 shopping spree!

How would you like to win a $250 shopping spree at the Scrapping Cottage? That's right - the winner will get to choose $250 worth of products at The Scrapping Cottage!

That's right, the Scrapping Cottage is going to give away a huge shopping spree. Entering is easy. Just hop on over to their site and become a follower. It's that easy!


Sunday, August 30, 2009


This layout uses the Friday sketch challenge over on www.scrapsketch.com.

sketch - ssc17
carts -storybook and simply sweet
scal - stitch (thank you Steph!)
paper - My Mind's Eye "Academy Glitter Book"
ribbon - M's stash
su markers - really rust
white gel pen


Saturday, August 29, 2009

I couldn't help myself...

My jukebox was begging for a makeover. I haven't decided if I'm going to do anything else to it yet or not.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Added bling to my bug.

Well after the paint job I still thought that my bug looked a little plain. Anyone who knows me knows that I can't handle "white" space. I cut my butterflies with vinyl. It was so easy to use and know by bug is done. (I've just started on my jukebox!)

carts - graphically speaking and indie art

cricut settings for cutting vinyl (start with a new blade):
blade - 2
pressure - 2
speed - 2

I also hot glued on some Offray My Moment Petite Gems for a little bling.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tower of Terror

This was Zachary's first ride when we went to Disney. He loved it although it's hard to tell that from the picture!

sketch - scrapsketch #148
carts - george, storybook and indie art
paper - My Mind's Eye "Playful Posies w/glitter"
fonts - earthshaker
su markers
rick rack
stickles - orange peel and aqua blue
beads for eyes


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Holy Cow I've Gone Crazy!

I don't know why but I decided to paint my E today. It was very scary but it came out great. I love my pink E and it cost less than $10!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Gator Snack

I made this for the Practical Scrappers blog challenge. This week's challenge was to use vellum on a layout or card.

vellum - DCWV "It's All About Boys"
sketch - scrapsketch #10
carts - george, Hannah Montana and Animal Kingdom
paper - K&Co. "Actopus to Zelephant"
font - Bricham Script
su markers
stickles - plantinum


It was a card making day!

I was in a card making frenzy today!

This first card was for a challenge on the Pieces of Paper Forum. The challenge was a "Back to School" theme.

paper - scraps
carts - locker talk
stickers and stickles

These cards were for another challenge on the Pieces of Paper Forum. This challenge was to use alcohol ink. I used the ink on small acrylic blocks.

paper - K&Co. and SU
cuttlebug folders - diamond plate and herringbone
cart - graphically speaking
stickers - Recollections Dimensional Stickers
stamps - studio g


Wiper Card

This is a birthday card that I made for my son.

punch - Martha Stewart "loop"
carts - george and graphically speaking
stamp - studio g #20 and wild things collection
su markers, gel pen and dimensionals


Sunday, August 23, 2009

and the winner is...

and the winner of the Drippy Goo punch is...


Here is what she said:
Sandi Says:

Love your layout. First mtime to visit your blog. Oh, I want that punch soooo bad!

So email me your information Sandi and I will mail it out to you asap! creationsbyk8@gmail.com

Keep scrolling down for lots of new posts!


Weblos Campout

I finally finished challenge #5 from this month's crop. The challenge was to add a mini album to your layout or card.

sketch - scrapsketch #ssc16
carts - george and campout
fonts - Arial Black and SBC Greeting
paper - BoBunny "U Bug Me", Karen Foster "Nature Necessities and Nature Collage"
cuttlebug folders - Herringbone and Moroccan Screen


Gypsy Video

Have you heard of Provo Crafts new product called "Gypsy"? Here is a video so you can check it out:

Gypsy Video


Time to Vote!

I am going to be offering card classes on the Pieces of Paper Forum again. Please visit here and vote on what type of classes you would like to see in the future.


Trick or Treat

This is a recessed window card. I made it as part of a challenge that my friend Jenny gave me. The challenge was to use three colors on my card or layout: chocolate chip, old olive and whisper white. I added Pumpkin Pie for and accent.

carts - george and graphically speaking
cuttlebug folder - pumpkin harvest
stamps - studio g #20
su markers, dimensionals, stickles "patina", prima flower and ribbon from stash


Friday, August 21, 2009

It's Blog Hop Time!

It's time for Scrapsketch's first every blog hop! The design team is going to "Bring Back the Oldies" this weekend by revisiting some of the very first Scrapsketches ever!

How does this work? You need to start on Scrapsketch. From there you hop from one design team blog to the next. Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop to be entered to win some fabulous prizes. You will also want to become a follower for more chances to win.

The hop doesn't officially start until 12 noon est so if you're early, come back soon.

I'm bring back Scrapsketch #18.

I'm working on Disney layouts from my recent family vacation. These pictures were taken outside of the Star Wars ride in Hollywood Studios.

carts - george, graphically speaking, mickey and friends
paper - Rusty Pickle "Chocolate Covered Cherries and White Christmas"
Embellishments - star brads, dimensionals, su marker "night of navy" and stickles "gun metal and crystal"

My RAK: I'm giving away one Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" punch. For a chance to enter please leave a comment on this post and become a follower. Have fun and I hope you enjoy the hop! The winner will be drawn on Sunday evening. Good luck.

Your next stop is my friend Melissa. Her work is amazing. Hop on over and don't forget to leave her a comment!

It has been brought to my attention that some people have had a hard time with the word verification when commenting. I have taken off word verification. I hope it works now. I love to hear from you!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blog Hop

Join me for a blog hop starting on August 21st! There will be lots of cool prizes up for grabs!


Tri-Shutter card

This was my first attempt at these cards. They were fun but time consuming.


1 - 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock
4 - 1 7/8" x 1 3/8" patterned paper
2 - 1 3/8" x 3 7/8" patterned paper
1 - 2 3/8" x 3 7/8" patterned paper

score cardstock lenghtwise at 2", 4", 8" and 10"

turn cardstock 1/4 turn and score in 1 1/2" in between the 2" and 10" score lines

turn cardstock 180 degrees and repeat along the other long side

cut with utility knife along these score lines.

fold card using mountain fold, up, down, up down

refold the middle section in the opposite directions


My card:

stamp - SU "Holiday Lineup 3"
Autumn Leaves "Hearts and Stars"

paper - Basic Grey "MistleToe and Pear"


ribbon from stash

prima flowers

clear skittles


Monday, August 17, 2009

Get Well Soon

I made this card for part of our DT challenge on Creative Twists. The challenge was to use a fold on our layout or card. I used folds to make my card.

stamp: House Mouse "Chewable Asprin"
su markers and cardstock "really rust and not quite navy"
cuttlebug folder: d'vine swirl
studio g stamp series #24
ribbon: from stash

3 1/2" x 10 1/2" cardstock
3 1/4" square piece of patterned paper cut in half on the diagonal
stamped image

score the cardstock at 3 1/2" and again at 7"

score the right hand square from top right corner to bottom left corner

score the left hand square the same way

fold your left square into the middle and then fold the lower triangle up

fold your right square into the middle and then fold the top triangle down

tape the patterned paper triangles onto the front of your card

tie a piece of ribbon around your card and tie with a side bow, I taped my ribbon on the back to hold it into place, don't use tape on the front of your card

add adhesive to only one side of your stamped image and adhere to the front of your card


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Busy day of scrapping.

I was very busy today. I finished a challenge from last week and two from today's crop.

Monday Challenge from pieces of paper forum. The challenge was to use red and yellow plus one color of your own choice.

stamp: SU "Holiday Lineup"
SU Markers
paper: Me and My Big Ideas, DCWV "Christmas Mat Stack"
carts: george basic shapes
flowers: prima "brown sugar"
yellow skittles

Challenge from pieces of paper crop. The challenge was to use a digi stamp.

stamp: www.dustinpikeblogspot.com
su markers
paper: dcwv "Christmas Mat Stack"
punch: ek corner
ribbon: stash

Challenge #1 from today's crop. This challenge is to scrap something that you love. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to dress up!

stamp: studio g
su markers and paper: pumpkin pie and always artichoke
cuttlebug folder: pumpkin harvest
punch: Martha Stewart "drippy goo"
ink: dew drop - black and su - white