Friday, February 26, 2010

CPS 155

I have been looking at the CPS #155 sketch all week and I could not decide what I wanted to do. I knew I was running out of time, so tonight I started looking through my supplies and as soon as I saw that chipboard flower from Cosmo Cricket, inspiration hit. I made this card in about 10 minutes. As a matter of fact, I think it took me longer to get a good photo of the card than to actually make it! I like that it turned out simple, yet bold. Now I think I need a big bold sentiment for the inside.

Bellariffic Friday Challenge

This weeks challenge was to make a card with an Olympic/Winter sport theme. I didn't have a bella with an olympic/winter sport theme, so I used my snowbunnybella and gave her a gold medal. I added fun flock to her coat and some glitter under her boots. There is an epoxy snowflake just to left of Bella's head, but it doesn't really show up in the photo. I don't know why it looks like there is so much shadow around the stamped image, either. Anyway, to fit the challenge, I decided this is Bella just after she won gold in her downhill ski event. Doesn't she look warm and cozy and ready to enjoy the rest of the Olympic events? I know I have certainly enjoyed watching the Olympics. I think my favorite winter sports to watch are ice skating and snowboarding. How about you?

Stamp-Snowbunnybella by Stamping Bella
Patterned Paper-Heidi Grace
Cardstock-Stampin' Up

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Yay! This is my first time to participate in a Papertrey blog hop. I am always inspired by the Papertrey team, so tonight's challenge was alot of fun. The hard part was choosing exactly which project to highlight. I chose Debbie Olson as my inspiration because I feel she always delivers! I have actually purchased stamp sets before (that I wasn't sure about) because of things I saw Debbie do with them.

Her projects that inspired me tonight can be found here-

and here- (last card).

As a matter of fact, I was so inspired that I did two different cards because I couldn't decide which way I wanted to go with the design. The bright colors on these cards also remind me of one of my other favorite designers Betsy Veldman. :)Here are my cards:

Thanks for looking!

ETA: In my excitement, I forgot to list supplies.
For the first card, I used Papertrey Ink stamps, ribbon, cardstock and ink, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Ranger dye ink (stream), and self-adhesive pearls by Prima. I also used some shimmerz paint in Pixie Dust on the icing.

For the second card, I used Papertrey Ink stamps, ribbon, ink, and cardstock and Cosmo Cricket patterned paper.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cool Kid

This week's challenge on the Cosmo Cricket blog was to face your something that intimidates you. Well, the part of scrapbooking that intimidates me is the beginning. I have a hard time coming up with a sketch or deciding where to start. That is why I like when the sketch is given to me-I just pull out the supplies I want and "paint by number". So, for this challenge, I didn't go find a sketch and just tried to go with the flow. I changed this layout in my head a few times and then again as I was putting it together. I added and removed stickers a few times and finally decided it was done.

This page is about my son and how he is growing up and finding his own style. He likes his hair in a certain hairstyle and is starting to enjoy clothes shopping. He enjoys looking nice and I am impressed with his style!

This is an 8x8 layout. The picture makes the page look warped, but I couldn't get a picture head on because I kept getting a glare on the photo. Any tips? The solid cardstock is by Papertrey Ink. All other products (patterned paper, stickers, rub ons, chipboard letters and pieces) are Cosmo Cricket.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eat Cake

Today's card uses PTI's Cupcake Collection stamp set. I knew I wanted the icing to be white, so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then added the little epoxy stickers to look like sprinkles. The patterned paper is by Heidi Grace (I think the name of the line is Valentine's Day). Once I put the card together, it felt like something was missing, so I added the little white loopy image in each corner from PTI's Boarders and Corners Squares set.

p.s. Check out my two previous posts for some Bella cards!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Life is Good

Today's card is another Bella. I made this card a long time ago and I finally put it in my Flickr gallery last week. I like the cheery colors of this card and I love that Prima flower. The patterned paper is October Afternoon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bellariffic color challenge

For today's card I played along with the Bellariffic Friday color challenge. I used Cosmo Cricket Material Girl patterned paper and the image is ,of course, from Stamping Bella. I thought this might be a fun card to give to a friend who enjoys sewing. The sentiment on the inside says "I'm a material girl".

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Today's card uses October Afternoon patterned paper from their Farm Fresh collection. I used the rattle stamp from PTI's Baby Button Bits stamp set. I stacked two buttons on top of each other and used embroidery floss to tie it off. The red ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CPS 154

I used the CPS 154 sketch for today's card. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon (Ducks in a Row collection), the onsie stamp is from PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings set, buttons by Basic Grey, and the little glittery pink heart sticker is by Heidi Grace.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bowl of Cherries

This is a card I made and submitted for the February Guest Star Stamper on the Papertrey Ink forum. This "bowl" is actually the teacup from the set Everyday Classics. I just didn't ink the handle. I used a small border stamp from Wedding Day to add the green trim at the top of the bowl. I then masked the bowl and stamped the cherries. The sentiment is from Birthday Basics. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here is a fun little card I made using PTI's Baby Button Bits set (I love those button bits sets!) and some paper from Basic Grey.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just Chillin'

This is the first layout I have done in a very long time. I like scrapbooking, but mostly I am a card maker. Why? Because cards are a smaller scale and less permanent. I have so many photos I love, but can't decide exactly how I want to scrap them. Cosmo Cricket is one of my favorite companies and I have a lot of their papers, chipboard, rubons, etc. The problem is, I tend to hold onto them rather than actually use them. So, I decided this week to play along with their sketch...actually scrap a photo....actually use some of those hoarded supplies... and it was a lot of fun. I decided to do an 8x8, so I had to take some liberties with the sketch to fit everything on the page. I do like how it turned out, though.

This is a photo I took of my daughter last month. It had just started to snow, and she was trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue. We don't get much snow here in the south, and I am originally from the north, so I love to see my children having fun in the snow. I am so glad I played along this week and scrapped this photo!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Today's card uses my favorite October Afternoon stamp set. The stamp set along with the patterned paper are from their Weathervane collection. The ribbon is from Taylored Expressions. I used my Copic airbrush system with the D60 air can for the sky on this card. I am still working on getting an even look with the airbrush system.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CPS #29

Today I used an old CPS sketch for my card. I had my stamped image colored, and I knew that I wanted to use it with the Weathervane collection by October Afternoon, but I couldn't decide where to start. I went to the CPS blog and looked through their past sketches and Voila...instant inspiration.

The ribbon is from Stampin' Up, buttons by Basic Grey, and the flower image is by Papertrey from their Baby Button Bits stamp set.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PTI DT color favorites challenge card #2

I decided to do one more card for the challenge, and this time I chose to use Niki's favorite color scheme. All supplies are from Papertrey Ink.

PTI DT color favorites challenge

I made today's card to play along with the lastest PTI anniversary challenge. Each design team member picked their favorite Papertrey color scheme. I chose to work with Betsy's favorite colors and create a Valentine. All supplies are by Papertrey Ink except the ribbon (Wal-mart) and the aqua pearl (Michael's).

Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI "paint" by numbers sketch

For the PTI paint by numbers challenge, everyone was given a sketch and assingned a color pallette based on the first letter of their online user name. My online user name on the PTI forum is Meme (a childhood nickname). Therefore, my color pallette was...

This was a fun challenge! I am really enjoying all the festivities over at Nichole's blog.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CPS 153

Here are the cards I created for CPS sketch 153 sponsored by Papertrey Ink. The first card uses October Afternoon paper and stamps, Papertrey Ink sentiment, and cardstock and ribbon from Stampin' Up. The blues are much more vibrant in real life, but I couldn't seem to capture them correctly on my camera.

On the second card I used Papertrey Ink stamps, ribbon and cardstock. The patterned paper is by Bella Blvd. and the round epoxy sticker "sprinkles" I picked up at Michael's.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I originally set up this blog with the intent to share my love of papercrafting. After getting a new camera for Christmas, I have finally decided it is time to start sharing.....O.K., O.K., the announcement made yesterday by Nichole Heady may have played a big part as well! I can't wait to participate in all the Papertrey fun! So, for the first challenge, I came up with this...

I started by using one of the solid icing images from Papertrey's Cupcake Creations set, stamped it with Versamark ink on white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged on aqua mist ink, and then paper pieced the bottom of the cupcake. I like using the emboss resist technique for white cupcake icing because it ends up being whiter and more crisp than when I stamp white ink on colored cardstock. I finished the card with some patterned paper by Stampin' up and Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist cardstock by Papertrey. The sentiment was also stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I hope you enjoy!