Saturday, September 4, 2010

Unknown Underwear Soldier

I used the September Sketch from Julie at Let's Scrap. She probably didn't think she'd get a LO about an unknown underwear soldier!

I also did this for the Scrap U Assignment at Scrap Friendzy I printed off the music sheets and tea stained them. I had done some random music notes so I punched and made some pleated flowers. Then I knew what pics I wanted so I printed another sheet and wrote out the lyrics to God Bless My Underwear. (Again poor challenge makers probably didn't think they'd be getting this.) The papers were BoBunny MamaRazzi and the cardstock is DCWV. The button on the flower was in my stash from my Granny's buttons. The journaling says If Pictures Could Talk...they could tell me who this unknown underwear soldier is from my Grandfather's photos. Oh and I have a vellum quote Armed & Dangerous on there from Colorbok. I used Tim Holtz photo negative die cut for the black cardstock.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Page Maps Challenge Daffy VS Pratchett

Page Maps is having a contest that ends TODAY. So I quickly made this LO last night. I used word to put a white border around the pictures and add thought bubbles and lighting. Then I made different splats and lightning in word and changed the gradient and patterns and cut all those little shapes out!

The shiny background is DCWV At Home collection. That yellow thing I have no idea!! Pinky gave it to me a while back and I thought it just worked well :D There names are in Thickers by American Crafts. I love Big Lots! Those packages were about 2 bux a piece :D

Monday, August 23, 2010

Scrap Friendzy

My friend Janelle got me signed up for Scrap Friendzy boards. They're doing a Scrappy University so come and join us!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Templates!

Whoo Discovered the new templates when I was running my friend through blogger. Very fun I think it fits me nicely. Might need to play with fonts a bit :)

I've been staring at my scrappy supplies and going back and forth to the TV :p Maybe tomorrow!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Furry Friends

I did this for Ch{all}ange Masters Week 1 Book of Me Challenge.

The challenge was "What is it about your house that makes it a home?"

The tag was made by Beth W for me in a pet swap. I used a chipboard house from Crayola and covered it paper. The roof was punched with Fiskars Upper Crest, layered, sanded and inked. The furry friends was a rubon I've had for ages from My Minds Eye. I embossed the little bits of paper with the new cuttlebug typset. I sanded the P for Pratchett and Ponder, the H for home and S for Steve my hubby who I managed to snap a picture of.The red cardstock was trimmed with a stamp deco edge trimmer. I used a May 2010 Page Map for my sketch.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Grandpa Malik

Wow over a month it's been! Thank goodness for Page Maps Blog having a Sketch Contest to get me jumpstarted again!

I visited my parents at the beginning of July and found these awesome papers by Bo Bunny called Mamarazi. Scrapbooking from the Inside Out has some of the papers in their Discovery Kit.
With the old cameras and travel papers I thought this would be wonderful paper for my Grandfather's old photos. So I searched around my parents house and got with my Uncle to find old photos and I scanned them into my parents computer. Snapfish was having a sale so I got a good deal on the photo prints too :) It's nice not having to use cardstock for all my pictures!

The Metalic background is from DCWV At Home cardstock stack. It matched really well with the Bo Bunny and was on clearance at Michaels. The ribbons were things I had in stash. I inked the white ric rac with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap. The edges of the bracket paper and the PP were distressed and inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The buttons were from Pinky's Stash that she gave to me. The metal tag was in my stash and I inked it with lettuce, Gold Metalic and a brown Alchol Ink. The photo slide had been in my stash from a swap probably when I still lived in FL. The letters are American Craft Thickers found at Big Lots. I used funTape and Daisy D's rub ons around the edge (Daisy D's went in the trash afterwards) but the Daisy D's regular rubon's worked well under the title on the pictures. I used a scrap of brown cardstock, punched it with Fiskars Upper Crest, ran it through my crimper, trimmed it, sanded and inked it with Faded Jeans and put it under the left photo.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anniversary Card

Moved the card so I could remember all that I used and the darn bow fell off again :p will be off to find more glue at least anniverary isn't until Saturday!

I used a vintage playing card image from Dover Sampler and colored it in with a red watercolor pencil. Added a red heart button over one of the hearts on the card. I used my Leave it to Weaver Fiskars Border punch and then used red Kaiser Craft Ribbon. I made a bow with the ribbon and some silver twine stuff from my stash. I learned how to make the bow from a Fiskars Tutorial on NSD. The black cardstock I pulled from stash and embossed with Flur De Lis cuttlebug folder and filed down. The metal hearts I colored with cranberry alchol ink and attatched to the black cardstock and hten to the card.

Magical Crafts Fortnightly challenge - use metal. I used the hearts.

Totally Paper Crafts - use monochrome I used red with white and black.

City Crafter Blogspot - use ribbons and bows. I wove my ribbon and made a bow if it would stay on :p

Tuesday Tagger - use texture. I feel my embossing w/filing and ribbon add texture to the card. They reminded me they had a prize from Tanda Stamps. I hadn't heard of them before but these stamps look awesome!

Little Red Wagon - alter an embelishment. I altered the metal with alcohol inks.

Whoopsy Daisy Challenge - ribbons and bows.

ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage. I used an vintage playing card image from Dover Sampler.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

HB card

A friend of mine gave me the leftover of her Treasured Scrapbooking August 2009 card kit and i was able to make this card from the instructions.
The papers used from the kit are Pink Paislee Irresistible and Entrhralling. I used some Bazill Orange cardstock (not sure of the exact name), blue cardstock that I embossed with Distress Stripes in my cuttlebug. I punched with my Fiskars Scallop Boarder. The border on top is FunTape by kikiArt and I tried punching holes to make it look like stitching but you can't see it too well in the picture. I also did some Orange Marmalade Distress Stickle dots. I didn't have the border punch they used so I added some yarn! Finally getting that yarn on projects ;)

For Creative Inspirations challenge I stitched and did French Knots on the flower.
Off The Wall Craftiness for the color palate.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge I used Mango nailpolish on the grungeboard H & B.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card with just cardstock. I used my cuttlebug swirls folder for the dry embossing. The red ribbon is Kiaser Craft,Mulberry Flower from Petaloo, red rinestone and tag from stash.

Lots of challenges for this one!
Color challenge from Color Chef Challenge.
Sketch Challenge over at Pal's Paper Arts
Use Something New from One Stitch at a Time Challenge - the red ribbon and flowers are new to me they were given to me by a friend. The ribbon hadn't even been opened yet.
No Designer Papers from Cute Card Challenge
Rinestones, Ribbon and Red from The Character Cafe
Use Swirls from Oh! Alice
Dry Embossing from Just us Girls
Wheew that's it!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight

Wow four cards in one day and I stitched while watching Bourne Supremacy!

These cards are combining two challenge. Silhouettes for Bah! Humbug! and the #66 card sketch from Card Patterns.

OK card details, plain white card stock for base and textured card stock by paper studio for the front that I Glimmer Misted Midnight Blue (once I transfer ed to a mini mister because it wouldn't spray :le sigh:). Tulle I had in my stash it's .25 yards that the cashier misread as $0.25 I found out later! I bunched it up and taped it to the backside of the card front. The die cuts were from a Fiskateer swap thanks to whoever punched out the boatload of those! Brads and Ribbon from my stash. I also glued the snowflakes together with Frosted Lace stickles. The image I found on Word!! I was so happy because I really wanted to do a Night Before Christmas Theme so I made 4 images to not waste paper and then I typed up the sentiment and the inside greetings. They were trimmed and inked with Color Box Petal Palette in blue and the sentiment was punched with my Upper Crest border punch. I need to find a good adhesive for the image because after a while it's popped off the tulle but I'll wait till everything is dry before messing with it anymore.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Crafty Little Place Challenge

Ah well 2 posts in one day again! But this challenge deadline was coming up so I finally got inspired to do this card! I used the sketch over at A Crafty Little Place I didn't know what image I was going to use and I found this diecut from my stash oh who knows how long ago? It was part of a diecut image swap. So I inked it 1st with SEI Lagoon, ran it through the Cuttlebug Swirls pattern, filed it and inked it with Color Box Sky Blue. The papers are Imaginisce Splash Dance Ocean Motion. Then I rummaged through my sticker drawer and found 3 clear circles and whalla! A card for my card stash :D

House Mouse and Dirty Scraps

House Mouse Blog Hop and Challenge to do a goodbye card. I thought of making my friend a card who's going on vak and I'm taking care of the dog. She gave me these cool papers and ribbons so I decided to use those and grabbed my mouse and camera stamp. I used a Becky Fleck Card Map March 2010.

Next up a 2 page 8.5X11 LO for Dirty Scraps Serenity Challenge. Usually I take a walk on the Greenway because it's more peacefull to look at than my neighboorhood. However on my Birthday they were doing a clean up so I went for an hour to help. I made myself a little sticker too. On the clean up I met a turtle. While resting there was a bug and a ladybug so I put some thickers around them or pointing to them so you can see them in the picture. I inked the circle aroudn the turtle with Brick Red Distress Ink and the other two I used cranberry alchol ink. I used Cosmo Cricket Get Campy for the papers, flowers and ribbon were from my friend and I used my Glue Arts ribbon adehesive for the green ribbon. The green dots are Peeled Paint Distress Stickles. Double Page Map from Becky Fleck that I turned to do a top to bottom LO.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

I used the sketch from Just Christmas and Birthday Cards to make this card for my Aunt's Birthday on the 17th but just haven't posted it up yet.

I used Colorbok papers,Inkadinkado inchie stamps, orange brads I had in my stash, Prima Flowers and Orange Distress Stickles. The bottom border was done with Fiskars Leave it to Weaver and I used a strip from the Colorbok papers for ribbon because my brown ribbon was too dark.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I found Off the Wall Craftiness through another persons blog (that I'll have to find later)

I loved the challenge! I love those colors and it was perfect for a Thank You card for my friend who gave me a nice gift on my B-day.

Here was the challenge color palate.

This is my card! I used some 8X8 cardstock I had to cut the base and the yellow flower sheet was from an album kit I bought to make my cousin her Life Book. So hurray for using stash! The flowers are imaginisce that my friend Pinky gave me ;) I dug around my brad stash to find some cute brads. The green ribbon she also gave me and I used a tutorial I found on fiskars for NSD part of it showed how to tie the bow. The chipboard sticker is from Thickers and I inked it with Tim Holtz Alchol ink in Lettuce and Sunshine Yellow. The blue letters are also Thickers. I used a Becky Fleck Card Map from March 2010.

I made this card while listening too Radio Free Burrito So get your geek on and listen in ;)

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm so excited!

1. It's my B-day tomorrow!

2. I'll see my friends in the evening for stitching and food :D

3. I won Glue!! That describes the package I won though it doesn't show it. Basically I don't think I'll have to ask Steve to get me glue for a while ;)

They must like people named Melissa because last Friday's winner was a Melissa too ;) Someone must have told them it was my B-day :D

Tomorrow morning I hope the rain stays away so I can pick up garbage on the Greenway. Yup that's right it's my B-day and I'll be picking up other people's trash! But I've been going for walks out there and I can't stand it anymore! I was about prepared to go out with a garbage bag myself but it will be a lot more fun with a bunch of other people :D

Hope Good Luck comes your way!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3rd post for the day! And a card!

I did a card for another Becky Fleck Challenge! I changed the orintation of the card and used the Colorbok Woodhaven papers that I won off their survery. I sprayed the paper with my minimister w/some perfect pearls added in. The House Mouse Stamp I colored in with my pearlescent chalks. The border punch is Fiskars scalloped edge. Thanks to the Fiskars site for posting NSD vids thanks to Leah and Joanna I learned how to tie the bow I used ;) I also did the inside of the card :D This will be nice to send someone on a rainy day but right now it's beautiful outside so I'm going to go for a walk. Lets see if I can drag hubby out!

Becky Fleck scrapbook kit club LO contest

I saw the sketch for this and thought it was cute. I had 4 wallet pics of Steve from 8th grade. I was looking for pics of me in 8th grade but remembered we were 8 years apart so I found one of me about kindergarten age. I had pulled out the Cosmo Cricket Boy Friend papers that I had won to go w/school pics and liked the little thought bubble so I cut out my pic and put it in. The 8 is a Fabric Thicker.

Oh scrapbook supplies how I've missed you!

Pinky had posted an online crop on her blog so I've been busy creating over at

Sketch Challenge
the journaling on the side says these stamped images and chipboard letters have been sitting in a drawer Waiting to be used (had to use sketch and the word wait or waiting)

Iron Scrapper Challenge
Had to use one of the pictures provided. Looking for a pic to go with the keyhole I came across the Coraline poster so went online to find the Jasper Fforde book cover. Then I found book quotes and decided that a quote would be good over the keyhole pic so I changed the color and added a text box :D There were more quotes I liked so I made a library pocket with my Hot of the Press template and made some tags. The keys came from Thickers, grungeboard and metal pieces I had. The keyhole was grungeboard and I found some heart brads since I used the heart pin I had from a swap. Paper is ollldd it's been in my stash for 6 years? I dembossed it w/my flur de lis cuttlebug folder (because I didn't relize I had it upside down :p) The bottom part I hand embossed with my fiskars template. I distressed and inked everything with distress ink in china blue and antique linen.

Anticipation challenge
Do an LO about the Anticipation of Spring or your fav flower. You must distress at least one flower. I turned this into a double LO (Page Maps by Becky Fleck for all LO's) and did a walk I took when it was warm enough in April to go out. The papers are Cosmo Cricket that I won, I think the red ribbon is too it was ment to go with cogsmo I've had that for about a year now. The flowers were some distressed one I had gotten for free and I think I won the prima's too! The prima's I scrunched and inked up to match the distressing of the other flowers.

and the upload is taking forever because I used hubby's camera I guess :p my BIL took my camera to Indy so he could take pics of his grandbaby! Ziggy is a Great Aunt now! So you might see some Baby LO's in the future.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April Progress

This is what I've accomplished during the month of April. My players are now complete so I'm stitching the area around them when I watch hockey games. Helps with the annoying commericals :p

Go Penguins!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bad Blogger

Ah well. I missed posting my orts and my Christmas Stitch-A-Long so here's March's progress.



I also finished the stitching on a spring project and I bought fusable interfacing so I'm about to see how that goes!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Christmas Stitch-A-Long

Let's try this again :p

My CSAL Goal
Goal picture

My CSAL progress
Feb progress

I stitched on it all this week along with my husband's 10year anny present. We'll be married 6 years this year but it's a HUGE project. I've been watching all our movies but I'm only on the recently purchased Big Bang S2 and debating on watching the other seasons on DL or moving on to the next movie which is Big Fish. I'll post a progress picture of the Anny project when I finish the last movie starting with the letter B :D

I might stitch on the CSAL more during hockey games and during the Olympic hockey games but I put together another project for the Olympics. This way I hope it's done by Spring and I can hang it up :D

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tim Holtz Giveaway on BlueMoon

Thanks for the post Taffy! Blue Moon Scrapbooking is giving away an autographed Tim Holtz Alterations Die! I don't know that I'd ever take it out of the package!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dirty Scraps Challenge #2 and card

I finally finished a card with a faux grid I made by scoring lines on the paper and then filing to show them up. Yes I used PINK! It's a b-day card so it's not for me ;) This was for the House Mouse Challenge.

For the #2 Dirty Scraps challenge. To scrapbook a pivotal point in your life. So I chose my parent's house. I didn't have a photo of the front so I had to get a Google Map shot! Funny enough my car is the red one in the drive way. The other photos are from my 20th B-day of my friends and one pic has Steve. The papers are Cosmo Cricket and I used thickers for my letters. Thanks to @sarahei for picking number 4 and helping me decide on the Cosmo Cricket ;) The letters are Thickers and the punch says Susan something I can't read because the clearance sticker won't come off ;) I used a Page Map from Jan 2010.

Journaling reads In the 5th grade my family decided to move from our little house on 4th ave. We went house hunting and toured several homes. The 1 I liked best had a basement room for me and lots of stairs. Mom didn't like the stairs so we moved to this home. This home decided my school zone which would have been differnt in the other home. Int he other house I may have never taken Drama or Child development. I wouldn't meet the friends tha would become C.A.S.C and take me to Laser Tag where I would meet my husband.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Scrapping

I made an easel card last night that splitcoast stampers did a tutorial on. I had to find a marker to go back and draw the bird because the stamped image didn't come out too well on the background. I love this paper and it was some of the new stuff that I bought when I was in FL for the Holidays and it was more inspiring than the random pick of This Is Not A Credit Card. I saved a few of those but besides stamping lines I haven't used them.


Then Lead Fiskater Rebecca put up this challenge on the Fiskars blog so I went looking for Christmas Inspiration and found it here at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

This first card is for their new sketch.

and then I went down the list and made 4 more for the Fiskars Challenge I hope you like.

I didn't make the tag it was from the FiskaFriendzy tag swap so TY to the talented lady who made it there was no name on the back.
I would also like to thank the ladies who particpated in punch swaps, emobossed paper swaps and die cut swaps! The ornament embossing, square embossing, trees, snowman and dressed to chill sentiment came from them oh and the snow flakes! All that and I've barely made a dent in the Die Cut, Embossing and Swap drawer. :p




and this is my room in the aftermath

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Night stitching

I went out to Sit and Stitch last night and started a project. Then had to rip it out because after I stitched the middle I somehow flipped the fabric and stitched the rest of it the wrong spot. So tonight I fixed and got a little further. Hopefully I don't find anymore mistakes :p

I have a new ort container. My ferrets broke the last one :p So this one is a plastic box that used to hold Monty Python game playing cards. As no one else has cards to play with me I emptied it to be used for orts. At least this won't shatter if I leave it on the end table and the ferret climbs his way back onto the couch.

I might get together with a friend tomorrow to stitch a bit on my new project :D

January TUSAL

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge

The challenge over at Cuttlebug Challenge was to make a red pocket card. I found this tutorial at Splitcoaststampers and found some Cosmo Cricket Paper.
When making cards make sure you don't put the adhesive too far up ;)

I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder on the tag and a scalloped corner rounder I had from Creative Memories. The stamps and punch are fiskars and I had happend to cut the shapes before hand and were in my stash bag :D Sticker is from Cosmo Cricket and the buttons were in my stash and was my random number item for the day :D Just happend to be putting away the paper when I saw one of the titles was camp sweet camp so I cut out the word sweet to put on the front of the card.

double pocket card


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

U&Me card

Got grungeboard again today. I think I'll start marking stuff off and if the random generator gives me something I've all ready used I'll skip it. I used my letters and punctuation. I embossed the & with Swiss Dots and inked everything in distress ink, fired brick and faded jeans. The paper is OLD Chatterbox paper that I moved from FL with that I cut and is two sided so I used the cuttlebug again with the border folders but I don't know the name of the set. The sketch I used is form the new paper crafts January/February 2010 issue.


Monday, January 11, 2010

#21 Cuttlebug

The Random Number for today was 21 and Cuttlebug Folders. I used 4 folders on this card, distressed stripes, swiss dot (reversed) and the I love you and Heart.

I filed the stripes, used Black Soot distressing ink and Fired Brick Distress Embossing Powder. The doodads are mostly stash the circle and hearts are thickers and the hearts were inked in Brick Red. The papers and fibers are Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter. Brads are from I kan' dee and the cards are Jolees.

Instructions for TRI Shutter card can be found here.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Today's Projects

Did a little more crafting today. I did 2 LO's and 2 cards. One of the LO's and cards were for challenges over at the ScrapFit Winter Crop.


Family Portrait taken at my Aunt Ouida's 100th B-day party in Biloxi. This is a Becky Fleck sketch from January 2010

Home Sweet Home

Another Page Map and this was for the Home Sweet Home challenge :D

cards Eagle Challenge

The cards for the Eagle challenge. I found the bird stamp as a Martha Stewart set at Tuesday Morning for 2.99 :D

And if you couldn't tell the random generator picked yarn today :D

My January Stitching for the Christmas Stitch A Long at Dragon My Needle I didn't have my fabric for the project I wanted and I found this at A.C. Moore for 5 bux :D
January stitching

Have a wonderful evening and may you find crafty time this week!