Monday, June 30, 2008

My Siblings and Me

Here is another digital page I did over the weekend and finished up this morning. It just doesn't seem possible that I got married almost 8 years! All digital paper and elements by DigiLover's Addiction- Ahhh Scrap!. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hopscotch kit-Serene by RW

Oh, twisted my arm...if you want to see one more digi page...then I will post one more. (it is so late and I am running on I am a bit punchy). Here is Renata's kit Hopscotch (Brand New!) . I just love the colors in this kit. credits- Hopscotch- Serene by RW found at Ahhh Scrap!

Digiloversaddiction kit-Waiting for Autumn

Today we went to an auction and I found some 2 tiered glass tray/dishes for such a steal. Tonight is Virtual Scrapbooking Night on Splitcoaststampers and so at 10 tonight I started scrapbooking. This page is for a challenge...where would you like to be right now, with whom, and why. credits- Waiting for Autumn by Digiloversaddiction at Ahhh Scrap!. Thanks for looking.

Same Moss Whisper kit

Here is the same kit that I used yesterday. I LOVE how soft this looks. credits- Serene by RW found at Ahhh Scrap!.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ahhh Scraps has been just so exciting! I get to be a creative designer for two digi designers of Ahhh Scraps...Serene by RW (my friend Renata) and DigiLovers (Vicki). Tonight I whipped up a page using a kit by Serene by RW called Moss Whisper. Thanks for looking.

Birds for a baby

The Ways to Use it challenge on Splitcoaststampers today is to use birds. Well...I have plenty of bird stamps (that means...too many), but what do I do? Cut patterned paper. Here is the card that I came up with. I may do another card before work. Thanks for looking.

details- Stamps: Noteworthy, Paint prints (SU!);
Paper: GP white, bashful blue, Close to Cocoa, KI Memories- Pet Shop, Birdie;
Ink: Staz on Timber Brown;
Accessories: Dimensionals, satin ribbon-Wild Asparagus, acylic paint;
Techniques: painting, cutting patterned paper;

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

kwernerdesign Color Challenge 13

I participated in one of the first color challenges on Kristina Werner's blog...and now she has posted her 13th challenge: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, River Rock, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi. I knew I had the perfect photos for those colors (as they remind me of lily pads). Journaling says, "I love Kari's smile. Her whole face glows. Labor Day-2007) Thanks for looking! Stamps: Autumn Leaves- Gypsy and journaling stamp; Paper-SU! Bali Breeze DP, DCWV White, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Making Memories-Noteworthy: Accessories: SU! Rhinestone brad, dimensionals, prima flowers, brads, Purely Pomegranate ribbon, ric rac, staples, journaling pen.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Thank-You card

Since Kari received such generous gifts for her birthday...I need to get into my craft room and whip out some thank you cards. This one is for the week's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers (CC172). The colors of the challenge are White, Wild Wasabi, and Taken with Teal.
The entire front panel is popped up using dimensionals, as well as the scalloped piece. Dotted chipboard is from American Crafts-kids, buttons-unknown, waxy floss is colonial white by CTMH. Thanks for looking...oh and in case you didn't notice...I love owls. I used to collect them when I was a kid.
details- Stamps: Noteworthy, Michael's $1 clear stamp;
Paper: SEI Dill Blossom, Wild Wasabi, Georgia Pacific White, Taken with Teal;
Ink: Staz on Timber Brown;
Accessories: scallop punch, buttons, waxy floss, sewing machine, dimensionals, chipboard;
Techniques: sewing;

Monday, June 23, 2008


Sometimes there are people that make a bigger impact on your life than they realize. This is the case for my cousins, John and Eric. Their visits to the farm were the bright spots of my childhood. As an adult, I love and respect them so much more than they will ever know. This photo is really just one of my favorites...even though my sister's eyes are closed. This template I downloaded awhile back and since I don't have didn't work as a template (I use Scrapbook Max!)...but instead I used it as a "sketch" for this page....however, I don't know who to give credit to for the layout...I apologize if it is yours. Let me know and I will give you credit, where credit is due! Thanks for looking. credits: bg paper-Vinegar and Brown paper by "A work in progress", title alphabet by Bunny Cates, all other elements from Boy Time kit by Teriann Hanks - Garden Scraps Design.


Kari had a birthday party on Sat. It was a beautiful day and the party was so fun. Here is the scrapbook page I made this morning of her blowing out her candles. The sketch is from the week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers (SBSC145).
I used a digi kit called Old Flame by Jennilyn Designs. The number 6 and the staples are Shabby Princess-Promise. The k brad is by DigiTreats. Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 20, 2008

What a Hoot

The Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoastampers today is to create a shaped card (LSC173). I had a coloring sheet that I printed off for the kids from the net and used it as a template. I paper pieced the body. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: none ;
Paper: Choc. chip, Scenic Route-Summer, Old Olive;
Ink: Choc. chip ;
Accessories: buttons;
Techniques: paper piecing, dtp to make this card.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sweet One

This is a card for my 6 year-old. She has a party with all the relatives on Sat. On Splitcoaststampers the challenge today is to use rick rack on a card.
I have all kinds of die-cuts and other doodads from my ScrapRoom kits that I never think about using on my cards...until now...that is. This card was so fast and easy! Thanks for looking.

Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: Scenic Route-Loveland, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black
Accessories: rhinestones, rick rack, dimensionals, Scenic Route Loveland Diecut

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Digitally Inspired card

The color challenge on Splitcoaststamper is Soft Sky, Basic Black, and Kraft (SU! colors)...well I got this one done before my son and I went to playgroup in the park at 9. I was inspired by a digital scrapbooking page I saw on O'Scraps this morning by tracyblessedwith2 (second photo). Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Paint Prints;
Paper: Kraft, Soft Sky, Making Memories Noteworthy, ?pp;
Ink: Staz on Jet Black, Soft Sky, Basic Black;
Accessories: Sharpie, Dew Drops, Acrylic Paint, polyfill for sponging, dimensionals;
Techniques: sponging, painting, doodling

Monday, June 16, 2008

Eye Shadow, Hairspray....on a card

Today's Try a New Technique challlenge on Splitcoaststampers was to make a shimmery card using Perfect Pearls and water ...squirting in on cardstock to create a shimmery background. Well, I had to improvise as I have no Perfect Pearls, or Pearl Ex...but I do have old eyeshadow. So I scraped off some eyeshadow and mixed it with some hairspray and added Real Red ink (SU!)...and sprayed away. It turned out quite just can't tell from the photo. details:

Stamps: Spring Solitude;
Paper: Making Memories- Noteworthy patterned paper, so saffron, GP white, Basic Black ;
Ink: Staz on Jet Black ;
Accessories: acrylic flower, black silk flower, bling, hairspray, organza ribbon ;
Techniques: glimmer spray background

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I am no Zindorf

Michelle Zindorf makes her versamark, clear embossing powder, heat gun, brayering technique look so easy in her daily blog tutorials (here)...well...of course I can't pull it off. On Splitcoaststampers the Inspiration Challenge was to get inspired by Acacia..I chose to make a card inpired by the pillow on this bedding. Now I learned that you need to emboss in small areas...not try to do the whole card at one time. Stamps: Best Blossoms ;
Paper: GP white, Real Red, Cool Caribbean;
Ink: tempting turquoise, Rose Red;
Accessories: ric rac, clear embossing powder, brayer, dimensionals, versmark marker

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Life of Riley

The other day I was walking down the driveway and came upon our cat, Mulan laying on two stumps in the sun. I had to snap a picture. The gray cat is our new kitty.

The sketch is this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers (SBSC144 sketch one)
credits: Calalily Design, Amy Sumrall, Michelle Coleman, Patricia Amaral Designs, mhulshoff, font 1942 report

Thursday, June 12, 2008

There are no bad days for riding

Today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to use photos in a project...well...if that isn't the perfect challenge for a scrapbooker. Here are some photos I took on Monday of RJ riding his trike. stamps- Autumn Leaves-Gypsy, date stamper; ink- Staz on Jet Black; paper-Cosmo Cricket-Make me Happy; accessories-chipboard arrow, white gel pen, sandpaper; techniques- sanding photos, stamping on photos, doodling.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Bike

Summer vacation is proving to be exhausting. I am not used to having Kari up early and ready to ride bike by 7 a.m. When it is just RJ and I home after Kari gets on the bus, he gives me time to check my favorite websites, and I allow him to watch a couple of cartoons. We had a nice little routine going...but now with Kari home for the summer, she is ready to go first thing in the morning. Thanks for looking. credits: Lisa Minor *paper behind the photos, bg paper- Amy Sumrall , "K" brad by Digitreats, sequin flourish-Mandy Mystiques Design

Britt's Grad. card

I just am not feeling any creativity with card-making lately. There is one slight problem with that...I need to make 2 grad. cards and a wedding card by Sat. Anyway, I thought maybe the color combo could jump start my creativity...well, let's just say I did get a card done, but I really am not liking it much. Supplies:
Stamps: Sketch an event, Michael's $1 clear stamp
Paper: Making Memories- Noteworthy patterned paper, so saffron, GP white, Real Red
Ink: Staz on Jet Black, so saffron
Accessories: red and white brads, grosgrain ribbon Target $1 spot, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, velvet flowers

Monday, June 9, 2008

Flower Girl

Oh, I LOVE Angelica's hand drawn flowers. I used previous ones from her on one of my first digital pages I created. Here is what I came up with today. Paper, flowers, and frame all from Angelica's Digiscrap-blog. These photos were taken this past Sat. and this kit was perfect for them.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Simple Things

I took these photos yesterday when we had a break from this stormy weather. Thanks for looking. Layout was inspired by a page created by Ali Edwards in Creating Keepsakes, May 60.

Credits: background paper Pton Designs- Spring Medley collab, Apple Blossom paper and felt embellishments by Tia Bennet for 2 Peas, Green ric-rac by Serene by RW; Word Art by Elegant Word Art by Bethany for Scrap Orchard-Font credits: Simple - Rage Italic LET, Life - An Unfortunate Event DeWarped, All rest - Baker Signet

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Using Ribbon for Texture

This is for the Scrapbook variety challenge on Splitcoaststampers...use ribbon for texture. I used the frayed ribbon technique to add even more texture on one of the ribbons. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Michael's $1 clear stamp, date stamp
Paper: Lavender Lace, Making memories Noteworthy
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Signo white gel pen, SU! Perfect Plum marker, eyelets, grosgrain ribbon, organdy ribbon, sewing machine
Techniques: heated ribbon, frayed ribbon, stamping along a shape, sewing, doodling

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pool fun in FREEZING water

This spring has been unseasonably cold...and we get one warm day and guess what Kari wants to do...jump into the pool. Oh, the temperature of that water was absolutely freezing. Good thing I had to be behind the camera! credits: digital papers and flowers-Amy Sumrall, journaling strips by Digital Diva Designs, stitches by Franziska Altmann .

Thursday, June 5, 2008


This is for the week's scrapbook variety challenge on Splitcoaststampers...stamping on chipboard. To make the title I traced the negative of the chipboard and cut them with my craft knife...because of course I didn't have all the chipboard letters I needed)

Stamps: CHF Weave Backgrounder, date stamp
Paper: Fancy Pants- About a Boy -Rockin', Chillin, and vivid, So Saffron
Ink: Staz on Timber Brown, Craft White
Accessories: Fancy Pants ribbon, Acrylic paint, Basic Grey mini monogram chipboard,
Techniques: Stamping on Chipboard

Monday, June 2, 2008

Can you stand one more digital scrapbook page?

I never thought I would enjoy digital scrapbooking as much as I do. I LOVE paper scrapbooking, but when I am feeling too lazy to go down to the craft room and dig all my goodies out, it is nice to just sit in front of the computer and get a page done. This is my son blowing bubbles in the pasture of Grandpa's farm. Thanks for looking. credits: All paper and embellishments are part of Beautiful Mess kit by Elizabeth Quintana- Scrapalinquent. font=1942 report

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Serene by RW

Well, my friend Renata and I had goals of learning how to do digital scrapbooking this year. Before I even had my first page started, she was studying up on Adobe Illustrator and started making digital scrapbooking kits. She's so smart and creative. The only thing that I have done before her was this blogging stuff, but she now has a blog, so go check her out-Serene by RW.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Couple of Digital Pages

Ever since using the Scrapbook Max! software I have been creating more digital scrapbook pages. It is so much easier and I actually enjoy it! Here are a few new pages. The first one was using Pencil Lines sketch this week and the pedal tractor page was inspired by a California Clostets ad. credits: Blowin' Bubbles- rhinestones by Serene by RW, paper and embellishments by
Mandy Mystiques and on the tractor layout all papers by Amy Sumrall, Beautiful Mess by Elizabeth Quintana- Scrapalinquent, Love In Paris by mhulshoff, poppy stamp by Emily Powers- We Are Storytellers