Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Last Post of the Night

My last pages. Tomorrow I will post the great make-n-take projects we did. Thanks again for looking.

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Here is more from my productive weekend.

Here is more...and I have one more post to go....

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Hastings, MN scrapbooking retreat

Whew, I just had the best weekend...I went to a crop put on by A Scrap N' Time in Hastings, MN. We had great food, fun conversation, and all day and night to scrap. Here is the result. For most of the pages, I used magazines and books for inspiration and for the layouts. Thanks for looking.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

It Aint Easy Being Green challenge

Today a Scrapbook Variety challenge was posted on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge is to use green on a scrapbook page. Here is what I came up with. Patterned papers, border die cut, and tag are by Crate Paper, Samantha collection. Title letters are American Craft Thickers. Stamp on the tag is SU! set, So Very. Thanks for looking.

Cutie Patootie

This is a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Stamp set is SU!, Time for Fun and sentiment is from the Nice & Narrow set. Patterned paper is by Me & My Big Ideas- Sanctuary. Rhinestone brad is SU! and the rhinestone flower is KI Memories Color Lab, Alpine. Thanks for looking.

Yo Ho Ho!

I did a little shopping last week and found some neat clear stamp sets, some bold patterned paper and used them to create this. The photo is of my 3 year-old son on his birthday. Clear stamp is Autumn Leaves, Gypsy Style by Rhonna Farrer. The stitches on the bottom of the patterned paper were done using Autumn Leaves, Messy Stitches by Katie Pertie. Patterned paper is Me and My Big Ideas- Sanctuary. Journaling square is by Luxe Designs. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A little humor

I friend sent me a bunch of funny cartoons today. Here is one I thought was pretty funny:

Birds, birds everywhere

I earned a free stamp set for hostessing our stamping club last month. This set is called "Spring Solitude" and it comes with a stamping wheel. On the first one...I used the branch as little trees sprouting. The second one was for a color challenge on Kristina Werner's blog, kwernerdesign. The sentiments are from the set, Happy Harmony by SU! Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Rub-ons + Faux Cloisonne

Here is a fun technique for you....faux cloisonne. It is an easy one, too. Stamp with VersaMark on glossy newspaper, heat emboss with gold, cut it out and set it against a black background. This is the week's technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The stamp I used is from SU!- Friendship Blooms and the rub-ons are from SU! and from Me & My Big Ideas. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Title Blocked?

This week's Scrapbook Variety Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use a pre-made title on your page. Oh, I have a stash of junk (stickers) I never look at, so I pulled them out and lo and behold...I found the perfect title for these photos I took of my 3 year-old. He put his pants on all by himself after going potty...but they are on backwards. He could not sit still long enough for me to get a good photo...hence the reason for the blurry images. The stamps I used on the circles are from my new hostess SU! set I got called Spring Solitude. The sticker had a weird greenish-blue frame around it, so I painted it a better shade of blue. Thanks for looking.

Zindorf Inspired

Sometimes when blog surfing I find a person's blog that I just LOVE. That was the case yesterday when I found Michelle Zindorf's blog. Wow...her cards are amazing and she posts tutorials on nearly every creation. I followed her tutorial and created this.

Here is a link to her blog with tutorial on how to make this card.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hybrid Card

Everyday I check the digital freebies on Digifree blog. Most of the time I don't download anything, but today I found the cutest word art....and it fit today's Ways To Use it challenge on Splitcoaststampers: use the computer. Here is my 5 minute card.
The wordart download was found here: The Hawt Mama Blog . The background texture was created with my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder- textile. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Based on a Sketch

On QVC last year...they sold a huge collection of My Mind's Eye Bohemia paper and embellishments. It was the first time I every bought anything sold on TV and it was so exciting getting all the wonderful supplies in the I still have a TON of paper and embellishements left to use...and so I am trying to make a valiant effort to use some of this stuff up. is a page with MME Bohemia paper and tags. This is based on Sally's sketch for VSBN. Thanks for looking.

Dwight and Snow Angels

This past weekend was Virtual scrapbook weekend on Splitcoaststampers. I did 2 pages so far. The first one was for the "Seinfeld" challenge which required you using 7 embellishments. I used 7 rhinestone brads on the bottom strip of patterned paper. The patterned paper I used is from SU! and is called Bali Designer Paper. The second one was "The Office" challenge...use office supplies on your page. Thanks for looking and I hope you get a good laugh from the "Dwight" page!