Wednesday, September 1, 2010

feeling groovy

products used: Doodlebug feelin' groovy cardstock stickers, diecuts & boutique lilywhite brads, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety papers, BasicGrey basics kraft trim stickers, Kioshi micro monogram alpha & Sugar Rush woolies, Pink Paislee 365 Be free paper, Sassafras Applejack banner stickers, Studio Calico Homefront alpha stickers.

Monday, August 30, 2010

dreams at 8 & sympathy cards

products used: The Girls Paperie Vintage patchwork paper, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring Bliss chipboard shapes, Springhouse crochet flowers, Spring brads, Butter rose ribbon & Wanda Botanique paper, Lilybee Bliss patterned paper, KI Memories flutter paperlace, Making Memories Oliver chipboard letters & Slice design card in Basics shapes 2, EK Success double embossed dotted lace slimline punch, October Afternoon Fly a kite journaling cards & label stickers.
I am really enjoying creating with the American Crafts rose ribbons. They come on generous 1 yd. spools in lots of versatile colors. They are adorable on layouts and were a fast accent for card-making. I had to make a bunch of these sympathy cards and they made a great simple statement.

products used: Fiskars scallop sentiment punch, My Minds Eye patterned paper, American Crafts butter rose ribbon, Making Memories Slice, hands free kit & Wedding design card, American Crafts stamp set, Ranger White Opal liquid pearls.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

a boy's life

"a boy's life"

products used: Sassafras Applejack "phonectics" paper, Jillibean Soup alphabeans green letters, My Minds Eye diecuts & quite contrary paper, K & Company photo frames, BasicGrey Kioshi mini mono stickers, October Afternoon Fly a Kite label stickers, FancyPants Summer Sioree journal pad.

I received these K & Company photo frames in one of Studio Calico's previous kits and wasn't sure what to do with them at first. This week I found photos I used for my son's 3rd birthday party decorations and placed them in the frames and with this adorable"Phonetics" paper from the Applejack collection by Sassafras.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

he gave

"He gave"
products used: Studio Calico grey doily rub ons & Homefront alpha stickers, The Girls Paperie - On Holiday diecuts, Making Memories Oliver alphabet, Hambly grey doily transparency, Making Memories Noteworthy journaling tablet, Making Memories Slice card Words & expressions, Sassafras Applejack - Translate paper, Prima pearl centers.
This layout was very therapeutic for me since my grandfather just passed away and I worked on it right before he graduated to heaven. He was an extremely giving, visionary, and compassionate person and desired to leave a legacy on the earth with his finances. While reflecting on his life, I was reminded of the spiritual & eternal perspective we need to have everyday as we face challenges and problems.
The sketch was inspired from Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class at Studio Calico.
I was so motivated to create by taking this class and it was worth every penny.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

so cute - *Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class*

"so cute"
products used: My Minds Eye diecuts, Little Yellow Bicycle diecut paper, Cosmo Cricket Earlybird paper & tiny type red stickers, The Girls Paperie On Holiday paper & diecuts, Slice basic elements card, Sassafras Applejack red stickers, BasicGrey Lime Rickey buttons, Studio Calico stamp.

Friday, July 9, 2010

boy pages, stars & stamping

If you love stamping on your projects - don't miss out on the great monthly stamp set club called The Stamps of Life. Stephanie Barnard brings you awesome, affordable & versatile sets each month and I use them not only on cards but on my scrapbook pages too.

This set above is called "Stars4You" which I stamped on this layout below.


products used: BasicGrey Basic Kraft collection paper & trim stickers, The Girls Paperie On Holiday diecuts, Making Memories Panorama alpha stickers, Jenni Bowlin patriotic mini bingo cards, The Stamps of Life Stars4You stamp set, K & Company Kazoo diecuts, Shimmerz black licorice spritz, Tim Holtz Frayed burlap distress inkpad, Colorbox Blackbird chalk inkpad, Sassafras Applejack red alphabet stickers.

"favorite bike"

products used: Unity Stamp Co. "This is the Time" mini stamp set, FancyPants That Boy collection paper, blue alphabet & stickers, BasicGrey Granola chipsticker alpha, Jillibean Soup Diced Bacon paper, FancyPants Rough & Tough journal.

On this layout above, I used the Unity Stamp Co.'s "This is the Time" mini stamp set for the star on the journaling diecut.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I still can't get enough of the Dear Lizzy products that came out this Spring. Something about Elizabeth Kartchner's whimsical designs with the cherry red, brown and pastel colors make me so happy.
I can't wait to see the new Dear Lizzy Summer CHA releases.
products used: Dear Lizzy Spring collection papers, fabric paper, and chipboard stickers. Jenni Bowlin orange butterflies, Sassafras Applejack border stickers, BasicGrey basics 6X6 white pad, Prima pink gems.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

tone on tone punching

Have you noticed this trend? I'm loving all the tone on tone punching I'm seeing in galleries lately. I decided to try it with this favorite photo of my kids on vacation in 2008. (I have it framed and hanging in my hallway).

I used my new favorite punch the Martha Stewart Doily lace double edge border punch. It is a MUST have. So versatile and amazing.
I used sketch #47 at Inspired Blueprints and items from Noel Mignon's Playdate kit and Studio Calico's Granny's Cupboard kit.

products used: Lily Bee Whimsy paper, Pink Paislee Queen bee brads, October Afternoon Fly a Kite journaling cards, Websters pages Lullaby lane trim, Prima Woodstock flowers, Martha Stewart doily lace double edge punch, Jenni Bowlin alpha rub-ons, My Minds Eye transparency title.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Estee's after NSD challenge!

I just completed my entry for Estee's after-NSD challenge at - to scrapbook a layout with a photo of a thing (no kids, people or pets). Not my usual -- but a great challenge.

I used the sketch on this week's challenge at

products used: BasicGrey Marrakech collection papers, element stickers & letter stickers, Fancy Pants Summer Soiree notebook journal, Leaving Prints Ocean letter stickers, Scenic Route grid paper, K & Company jewels, Fiskars Scallop sentiment border punch.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

good friends - Sassafras Nerdy bird collection!

This page came together really fast with the adorable Sassafras Nerdy bird papers & stickers from the Noel Mignon playdate kit.
The papers go so far because they are double-sided and have a separate border on the bottom. I only used 2 different papers on this layout!
It was my last hurrah from this 2010 NSD weekend!
Warning: If you are looking for the Dear Lizzy Fireberry puffy alphabet thickers - I am sorry but they are ALL in my stash because I have snatched up every last one! They are DELICIOUS. I need more ;)
products used: Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird Cheery & Sprightly papers & Nerdy Bird Sweet treats stickers, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Fireberry puffy thickers, Daisy D's Victorian border rub-on tape, October Afternoon Fly a Kite label stickers.