Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Sweet of You

This card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The featured gallery was of Stampfilled Dreams. HERE is the card I CASED. Thanks for looking! Hope you have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
stamps: Essence of Love, So Many Scallops (SU!)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Inspired by MacKenzie-Childs

I created this card for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I was inspired by the MacKenzie-Childs Penguin enamelware plate HERE.

I have decided to use this blog for my non-digital projects....and most of my digital scrapbook pages are at the Bouquet of Pixels CT blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Polar Pals, Pictograms
Paper: Tangerine Tango, GP white, Scenic Route Loveland diecuts and patterned paper
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Double stitched grograin ribbon, dimensionals, ep-black, black journaling pen,

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just Chicken In

This week I managed to do the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast again this week. Paulatracy is the featured stamper and I CASED her card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone had a great weekend.

supplies: Penny Black stamp, sentiment by SU!- Best of Cluck, bg- Canvas by SU!. Cardstock- Old Olive, So Saffron; pp- Fancy Pants and SU!. Accessories- Acrylic paint-Making Memories, SU! dimensionals and scallop and circle punch; grograin ribbon by Wild Asparagus.

Friday, December 19, 2008

December Collaboration- Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

If any of you readers are bargain MUST check this out. For $4.99 you get a humongous kit (and adorable, too). This kit has 93 papers and 167 elements, and I just love the color combination! You can find the collaboration in the store HERE.

I completed my page for a digital scrapbook challenge that Karen, from our CT, hosts over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to scraplift a paper scrapbook page. I scraplifted dougnat's page HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Day

We are having a bad weather day in way am I going to risk going out on the roads, so I chose to stay home and stamp. Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers is America Kuhn. HERE is the card that I cased. Thanks for looking. stamp: Friendship Blooms- SU!, Rub-ons by SU!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Friday's Limited Supplies challenge on Splitcoaststampers was a " going green" challenge. The challenge was to make a card/project using something that is reused. This clear container was the packaging for my Staz on Essentials Glue Pad and refill. I used a Poinsettia stamp from The Angel Company. Patterned paper is from SU! Thank for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Family Christmas card

Here is what I am going to be sending out this year as our Christmas card. I made it 6x4 inches, so that it will be just 9 cents a piece to print...clever, huh? I used Kiki's Magical Winter kit (Ahhh Scrap!) to make this card. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Noel in an Envelope...on a card

Today's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to use an envelope in our creations. Thanks for looking.

Snow Princess

Here is a layout I made using Kiki's Magical Winter kit. I just LOVE the colors and elements in this kit.

Also...Bouquet of Pixels is giving away a brag book page a day. Here is today's give-away made by Kirsten using Serene by RW's Agate Marbles kit. You can find the kit in the store HERE. Click on the image to download.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Card and Digi layout

Today was a very fun day. The kids and I went to a children's shopping spree, complete with getting their selections wrapped, AND Santa and Mrs. Claus. To scrap the photo of the kids with the Clauses...I used Kiki's Magical Winter kit found HERE Ahhh Scrap! I just love this kit and can't wait to make another layout.

I also stamped a card for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. HERE is the inspiration piece. I used a brayer and embossing powder to create the image (Pocket Silhouettes, SU). Sentiment from Essence of Love by SU and Flourishes by Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ho Ho Ho

Today I stamped again...I am on a roll! Today is the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers and the featured stamper is flowergal36. I had a very diff. time choosing which card to CASE and decided on the ONE.

The stamped image is from The Angel Company and the medallion was made by folding squares of paper. I used Primacolors and Gamsol to color Santa. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Joy of Holiday Wrapping

Today I actually created a card...and I feel rusty...but it was fun! I made a card for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to get inspired by Holiday Wrap Sheets. The first photo is the inspiration piece and the second is my card. I used Pocket Sihouettes and Small Script by Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving...we are still waiting for DH to get home from the hospital.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Monika Designs Sweet Lilac

I have to apologize for not posting much DH had a major surgery and it has been a week of driving, worrying, waiting, and caring for the kids. He is doing OK now.

Here are some layouts that I made using Monika Designs' kit- Sweet Lilac.
The first one was inspired by a lo by amymom24 at Digishoptalk and the second was inspired by a lo by Shelly at the Shabby Pickle gallery. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

CT call and After the Summer by Serene by RW

I have been busy getting a creative team all ready to go for the opening of the Bouquet of Pixels store. So far we have 6 ladies and I am so excited about the talent they have! If anyone who reads this blog has been wanting to be a part of a digital scrapbooking creative HERE for an application.

Oh, here is some news...I have actually stamped in the past few days! I feel guilty for ignoring my paper...but something has to give. I need practice at cardmaking stuff sucked! Anyway, here are some layouts that I did using Serene by RW's kit After the Summer.
I used a template by Scrapmuss for the wedding page. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A couple of new layouts

I have been making pages for the Ahhh Scrap! November challenges. The prize for completing 8 challenges/month is their huge I am very motivated! The first page I made using using Serene by RW's free mini-kit...Sweet as Chocolate add-on. Layout inspired by a page by Jenny Hutson. Ribbon- Shabby PIckle, journaling card by WMsquared at Ahhh Scrap!. Brown paper-Serene by RW's Sweet as Chocolate kit. The second one is for the element challenge...use ric rac, a frame, and a button. I used a charity kit...Natali design, BA. Layout inspired by a page by mrs2a50 found at Digishoptalk. The last page was for challenges. I used Serene by RW's Baby Girl Torn Papers and her Baby Girl kit.

Alpha by Pineapple Plantation Designs © by Shauna Burke-Smith.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Tonight was a fun one. One of the fringe benefits of having kids is getting to re-experience all of the joys of your own childhood!

Over at Splitocoaststampers in the challenge forum, they have digital scrapbooking challenges...and this week the challenge is to turn a photo black and white or sepia...and use color on a portion to hightlight. This page is also for the Ahhh Scrap Nov. Personal make a page about what you are most thankful for. I used Serene by RW's Panta Rei Paper Pack, Panta Rei Frames, Agate Marbles kit, and Agate Marble Torn Paper Pack.

Swirl- Designs by Monika's freebie kit- Herbal Essences.

Inspired by Cloud #9 Quick Page by Irene Alexeeva (a freebie you HAVE to check is gorgeous!).

Part of the journaling includes a prayer that we sang before meals at Bible camp many years is funny how I can remember all the words to so many of those songs!

Friday, October 24, 2008

1st Day of First Grade

Oh, the joy of having time to paper scrapbook again! With working evenings and a bit of an addiction to digiscrapping....I just haven't made a page in quite a while. I did this page for the week's Variety Challenge (use pink ribbon on the lo) and the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast. Patterned paper by October Afternoon and Making Memories-Noteworthy. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Herbal Essence by Monika and some winter pages

First off...I have to be quick with this post because my computer is acting up and I think it is due to overheating.I will quickly show you some new layouts I have made. The first one is using Monika Designs' free kit- Herbal Essences. Frame by Sunflowers. The next couple of pages are using Serene by RW's new kit- Winter Glitterland. The Joy page was inspired by a page in Scrapbooks, Etc...a lo by Paula Murakaimi. Thanks for looking...and I will be praying tonight that my computer makes it though this! Yikes!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cucciola's Designs- Moment in Time Layouts

Each month I get 3 kits to use as a CT member of Ahhh Scrap! Sometimes I like to choose kits that are a bit outside of my comfort zone...just for fun. Well, Cucciola's Designs is a new designer at Ahhh Scrap! and I decided to use her kit- Moments in Time. It is a gorgeous kit- but not my cutesy style I usually gravitate towards. Here are the 2 layouts I made. The wedding page was inspired by this fabulous page by Michele Kovack (chelemom). Word art on the cousin page is from agnieszkag. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Share Joy's Euro Adventures kit

Oh, I had so much fun with Joy's kit- Euro Adventures by Share Joy. The colors are so easy to work with and I have tons of photos from Denmark that I should scrap. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a Scream- Kathy Goldstein Designs

I used Kathy Goldstein Designs' kit- What a Scream for these pages. For the Goblins page I used the layout from this week's Pencillines Sketch- #106. I used a template from Red Leaf DigiScrapping for the Monster Pumpkin page. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bad link on the blog train

Sorry about the bad link on the blog train....I was on vacation and had the blog scheduled to post and just now found out about the bad link. Try again...this time it works. Hope you enjoy the free page. Sorry about that.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Free brag book page

I am part of a blog train over at Ahhh Scrap! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the freebies you have collected along the way.

Click here for your freebie: BRAG BOOK FREEBIE

Enjoy all of the other brag book pages here:

Ahhh Scrap









Jenny K

Jessica D

Jessica E










Linda's Dream Team











Monday, October 6, 2008

Family...sweet as Chocolate

Renata (Serene by RW) is having another contest on her her free add-on kit and scrap a page. If you'll get her full Sweet as Chocolate kit as a prize. Here is the page I made using her kit. Word art is from Kiki at Ahhh Scrap! which is also a freebie. I am almost done with Ahhh Scrap's 8 challenges for the month...and if I complete it...I will get the October monthly collaboration kit for free. Digiscrappin' is so fun!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Collab. at Ahhh Scrap!

Here is the collaboration kit at Ahhh Scrap for October. You can get this huge, fun kit here for $4.99 until the end of the month (then the price goes up). Included is 113 papers and 187 elements. I said it was a huge kit. But, you can RECEIVE THIS KIT FREE by participating in Ahhh Scrap's October challenges see the challenges here and find the rules here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monika Designs-Milady kit

Monika made it to the final round over at Stone Accent Studios. She made a beautiful kit called Milady. I absolutely LOVE the colors and the gorgeous handpainted elements and luxurious ribbon. Here are the 2 pages I made using her kit. Milady is free...go to Monika's blog ,or if you are registered at Stone Accent Studios, download it by clicking HERE. Only the top 3 ladies will become designers at the end of this contest. If you like these pages...go vote for starlight- Milady. You'll need to register at Stone Accent Studios, so first go HERE. Thanks and have a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Little Bit About Me

Remember when I posted that idea of mine...that I should take those email "getting to know you" surveys and put them on a scrapbook page. Well, I did that today. I used Kiki's I Live For mini-kit for this page. Thanks for looking and I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

I Live for these Moments

First off...I have some news: I am now a CT member for Ahhh Scrap! I actually have been on the personal CT for 3 of the designers on that site, so I figured I should just go ahead and join the site's team.

Secondly, I have a page to share. One of my son's favorite things to do is feed corn to the deer. He really takes his "job" quite seriously. The whole thing involves more than what meets the eyes. First he has to get corn from his grandfather's, then he has to load up his bucket, beg someone to take him out to the woods, and then if it is kernel corn...he spends a LONG time spreading the corn. Here is RJ hard at work. I used Kiki's mini-kit called: I Live For... It has such fun elements to work with. This is for the Template challenge hosted by Cindy (fellow CT at Ahhh Scrap!). Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Serene by RW- Silent Pact Add on (Freebie)

Renata is having a contest and if you get her digital scrapbook kit-Silent Pact. All you have to do it download her add-on freebie and she is going to pick a winner. Read about it on her blog-Serene by RW. This page is my submission. I also finished a page using Monika Designs' kit- Vintage Delight. You can get this kit for free- here is her blog. That is my grandma and grandpa in the photo. I never got to meet my grandpa, so to have this photo is such a treasure. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cammie's Blog Candy and Alzheimer's

Carolyn King is doing something so wonderful to bring recognition to Alzheimer's disease. Her efforts have turned into a huge blog candy worth over $1,000... plus she is sending 100% of the proceeds from her stamp set Whimsical Autumn to the Alzheimer's Association. I am sending this card to the nurses and CNAs that work on "Oak Street" at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing home. I have been in their locked unit a couple of times to do swallow evaluations, and those nurses and CNAs really do a wonderful job with the residents with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.