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scrapping

Scrapping a Little Love

I have been getting my crafty on these days and have managed to finish another scrapbook page for 2011. Hey, I’m already into February folks, so at least I’m making progress. I used a couple of challenge sites for inspiration on this one, including the June Stuck?! challenge for the sketch and the June Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge for a few of the elements. I tried a few new techniques for this layout and added all kinds of stuff that shimmers and shines, although some of the metallic elements like the foil heart, metal “together” embellishment, and glittery paint… Continue reading »

trashed my craft room

One (Very Cute) Photo Trashed My Craft Room

Okay, I had so much fun with the Scrap Our Stash layout challenge that I decided to jump right into their Tic Tac Toe challenge for this wonderful month of May. I used the row across the middle which consisted of the color yellow, clouds and a paper clip. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. . . or not so much. I spent hours on this freestyle layering technique (something I haven’t done much of) and completely trashed my craft room to create this one little scrapbook page. While it may be just one picture and one page, it’s one that will warm my mama heart… Continue reading »

SOSmother

The “Mother” of All Scrapbook Challenges

It’s no secret that I love creating cards and I often take part in various creative challenges to boost my stash of salutations, but last week I stumbled upon a couple of sites that offer monthly scrapbook challenges that look like a whole lot of fun. And let’s face it, I really need to crop more if I ever hope to make a dent in all my memories stored out there on Shutterfly. So this weekend I decided to take a stab at the Scrap Our Stash May Sketch Challenge, because not only is it a sketch challenge but also a… Continue reading »

warm weather

Spreading a Little Warm Weather Cheer

Our beautiful warm weather inspired me today, along with the simple little Freshly Made Sketch, of course, so I just knew I had to incorporate a fun little flower somewhere on my card. While the colors are a bit fallish, I think the bright flower gives this card enough whimsy to wish someone special a happy spring or summer day. I used The Green Stack from DCWV to create this card; and to tell you the truth, I was very glad to be able to use a few pages out of this paper pad because I’ve owned it for a very long… Continue reading »

St. Patrick Digital Stamps

Free St. Patrick Digital Stamps

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away and I have been crafting some cute Irish inspired cards for just the occasion. Unfortunately as I started creating with greens and gold, I quickly discovered that I didn’t have a single St. Patty appropriate stamp or sticker to my name. So with necessity being the mother of invention and all that, I decided to create my own set of digital circle stamps. . . and “lucky” for you (yes, that’s a St. Patty’s pun), I’m sharing my whole sheet of digis with my readers. The pdf file includes eight sayings… Continue reading »

non-plan

When a Non-Plan Comes Together

Yes, I’ve been creative. Yesterday as I finished the sketch challenge card, I got inspired. While I didn’t really care for the design of the challenge card, I did like aspects of it and the colors reminded me of another card I started (but never completed) a couple of weeks ago for a different challenge site. As I looked at all the papers in my Family Ties paper pad by Pebbles, I noticed that they coordinated with a large stamp I had already colored. In fact, as I started assembling this new design, I was amazed at how cohesive everything looked. I… Continue reading »

hello spring

Hello Spring from Some Bunny

Spring keeps trying to creep into our days here in the Midwest, and my latest Mojo Monday card reflects those feelings. From the cute little bunny and fresh colored paper, everything about this card screams “Hello Spring.” While I wasn’t crazy about this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, I decided to play along because I had just created the bunny holding an umbrella stamp with my newest Stampendous set from Hobby Lobby. I love this cute little stamp set that lets me mix and match various animals, clothes and accessories. It’s super cute! Anyway, the bunny was the perfect size for… Continue reading »

Mojo Monday

Cool Colors and Texture for Sketch Challenge Card

I’m spending a lazy, gray Presidents’ Day at home with my son, the Wii and my craft room (not necessarily in that order). We had plans for the zoo, but the drizzle and cool breezes changed our minds on that outing. So instead of enjoying the unusually warm February weather outdoors, I decided to get a jump on this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge (yup, and it’s only Monday). This week’s sketch is a fun, multi-layered design that easily translates into a card with some great texture and colors. The Sweetest Thing 6×6 paper pack from My Mind’s Eye was the inspiration for this… Continue reading »

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