I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. Philippians 4:13
And whatsover ye do, do it heartily, so to the Lord, and not unto men. Colossians 3:23

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Husband's Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today my DH gave me a challenge. He gave me this cabinet sample that he's had in his office, at work for awhile, and wanted me to create something out of it.  Now this was really a challenge for me. I don't consider myself really creative, but I gave it the old college try. Here's the cabinet sample.

And this is what a made. A plaque/wall hanging.

I started off by sanding the board, to remove some of the varnish, and then painted the entire board black.

I then lightly painted the board white, and added some swirls and chandeliers that I cut using my Cricut Expression.

I added some roses I made, remember I'm addicted to making these, I guess it's time to move on to making a different type of flower. I also added a butterfly and white feathers.
I added some rhinestone to the chandeliers and to the picture. Then I added a doily behind the picture, of course.

Cut "TRUE LOVE" using my Cricut, and I was done. I made some mistakes, but I do like it a lot. Not too bad for my first attempt at an altered project. Maybe I can use it to decorate  the walls of my craft room. Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used
Paper: Recollections' Black and White
Paint: Folk Art's White; Craft Smart's Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Home Decor and Storybook Cartridges
Embellishment: Imaginisce i-rock; Recollection's Rhinestone Circle
I can't remember the brand's for the butterfly and feathers.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,
I have another card today. I had originally made some cards for my sibling's birthday's, but after looking at them for a week, I just didn't like them at all. I tried something different, it didn't work out. So, to make a long story short, I did them over. This time, I'm happy with them.  This one is going to entered into the The Craft's Meow July Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch.

Here's my card.

My card is 6 x 6, I like making large cards, I used a stamp set by The Craft's Meow. I love this image, it's just so cute.  Of course I just had to use a doily.... I used a DCWV's paper stack for the entire card. They have some wonderful glittered patterned papers in this stack. Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: DCWV's Citrus Stack
Stamps: Craft's Meow's Lovely Birds
Punch: Martha Stewart's Double Loops
Copic: Y00, Y06, Y08, Y17, C1, C4, 100, R27, R32, YR02, YR09, TG11, YG13, BG10
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug; Color Box Chalk Inkpad Primary Pastels
Embellishments: Recollections' Adhesive Rhinestones; Celebrate It's Ribbon; Walton's Doily

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Palette #68 - Pink Can Be Masculine

Hello Everyone,
Today I have another scrapbook LO for you using. This LO will be entered into The Color Room's Palette #68 Challenge. Here's this week's color palette.

Here's my take on the color palette and sketch.
I made a LO featuring my DH. Pink and brown tends to be a little girlie, but I was able to make the LO a little more masculine by using more browns. Of course I had to use a doily and make some flowers to with the LO, but I still think the LO has a little masculine feel. I was surprised that my DH really liked it (he hates pics of himself). There's no different techniques on this LO, except I made one of the flowers out of vellum.

Well that's all for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later. 


Products Used:
Paper: We R Memory Keepers' Urban Window Collection - Diner Napkin Rings; Hot Off The Press Masculine Papers
Punch: Martha Stewart's Deco Fan
Sticker: American Craft's Thickers - Jewelry Box
Ink: Color Box's Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Soft Pastel; Glimmer Mist's Viva Pink and Starfish
Embellishment: Imaginisce's i-rocks; Artifacts Inc.'s Dainty Doilies

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A No Stamp Card

Hello Everyone,

Here's a quick and easy card I created for my siblings birthdays. This card was made without using stamps. It was made using just Dazzles Stickers (including the sentiments).

All I did was layer some card stock, colored the Dazzles with some permanent markers, place them on the card stock and I have a completed card in about 15 minutes. I actually made 2 cards, so it took me about 30 minutes.

Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day and blog with you later.


Products Used: 
Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Sticker: Paper Wishes Dazzles Stickers Celebration
Ribbon: Michael's

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,
I have a card for you today (after 3 scrapbook post). This card is for my mom's birthday. This card will be entered into the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

I made a shaped card using my Grand Nesties, and stamps from Heartfelt Creations and JustRite. Well that's it for me. I have two more cards to make.  I'll post those as soon as they are done. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: Prima Botanical Collection
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch; JustRite's Baroque Nested Frames & Occasions (Sentiment)
Copic:C0, C1, YG03, YG11, E51, Y11
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, Labels 1, and Double Ended Tags
Embellishments: Recollection's Pearls

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ponce Lighthouse - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have yet another scrapbook page. Three in a row. The page will be entered into the Sketchabilities Sketch #51 Challenge. Here's the Sketch.

Here's my page.......

I distressed the edges, and used some chalk ink on the background papers to tone down the intense bright colors.  The flowers was created using a photo tutorial from Swirlydoos

Tuesday, I rec'd my prize package from Imaginisce (full of goodies), and it included the i-rock Heat-Setting Tool and gems, so I have added some i-rock swirls to the page a well.  THANK YOU IMAGINISCE....

Well, I will be getting back to card making very soon. I need to make cards for my mom, my sister, and my brother's birthdays.

That's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: DCWV Fun In The Sun Summer Glitter Pack
Punch: Martha Stewart's Double Arches; McGill Super Giant Flower
Die: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and Home Decor Cartridge
Embellishment: Imaginisce i-rocks;  Butterfly (I can't remember where I purchased them)

Monday, July 18, 2011

That Smile - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another scrapbook page for (yes, 2 in a row),  I'm beginning to finally really get some of the layouts completed. Now if only I could finish my Christmas layouts finished. This layout is being entered into the The Color Room's Palette #67 challenge. For this challenge, we are to use the following color palette.

Aren't these some great color? Well here's my page, and I used my favorite subject.

During the last Scrapbook Expo, I took the Faber-Castell Mix and Match class, and I've been waiting to use some of the techniques we learned, so I gave the techniques a try on this layout. I tore my background paper, then glued to a piece of cardboard that I've been saving. I smeared some Faber-Castell Gelatos all around the torn edges, and diluted the color with some water. I used the Pitt artist pen around the border of the paper, and diluted the color with some water also. The artist pin and gelatos give the paper some shimmer, that really doesn't show well on camera.

Well that's all for me. Have a Fabulous Day, and I'll blog with you later...


Products Used:
Paper: Hot Off the Press Masculine Papers
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers, HCPC 3305 Posy Patch Clusters and HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background
Dies: Heartfelt Creations' HCD Posy Patch Die; Cricut Cartridge Jasmine
Copics: E11, E13, E15, E29, E39
Embellishment: Chatter Box's Easy Brad Maker; Imaginisce i-rock; Walton's Doily
Ink: Memento's Rich Cocoa; Faber-Castell Green Mix Media Sampler Green

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Be U - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another scrapbook page for you. This page was created using the Once Upon A .......Sketch July 15th Challenge, I just love their sketches.  Here are the rules for this challenge:
Journalling Criteria : your journalling has to be a quote (handwritten, printed, rub on etc. ). As an option you can include journalling in the lines on sketch but this is not necessary.

Here's my entry.

I made these sudo glass flowers, by stamping the flower image onto some transparent plastic sheet, coloring the flower with permanent markers, and using a heat gun to melt the plastic. The two smaller flowers and the butterfly are backed with some left over screen material from one of my hubby's jobs. I like the way they turned out. You can find a tutorial for making the flower here.
The quote is from my favorite and my son's favorite children's book author, Dr. Seuss.  The quote says:

"Today you are You, That's truer than True. There is no one alive, who is Youer than You". 
Before I go, I wanted to see you some of my 4 yr old son's stamping, yes stamping. He picked the stamps, mounted them on the acrylic block, inked and stamped the images. Then he colored the images with colored pencil. I'm so proud of him.

Well that's it for me today. Time to spend so more time with my family. Have a Fabulous Day, and I'll blog with you later.
Product Used:
Paper:  K & Company's KO Addison Blue Garden Swirls; Recollections Black, White and Light Blue; Hot Off The Press' Pastel Vellum Paper
Stamp: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers and HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights
Dies: Heartfelt Creations HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border and HCD 701 Posy Patch Die; Spellbinders' Renaissance Hearts; Cricut Home Accents
Punch: Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice
Embellishment: American Craft's Thicker; Grafix Computer Transparent Plastic Sheets; We R Memory Keeper Rhinestone Brad; Imaginisce i-rock; Artifacts' Dainty Doilies

Friday, July 15, 2011

Flourishes Copy Cat Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today's card is going to be entered into the Flourishes Copy Cat Challenge. So for this challenge all we need to do to enter is look at the Flourishes blog roll on the right hand side of the blog and check out ANY one of their designers from any team — their Design Team, their Friends of Flourishes team, or their Bring Back Beautiful team. Surf around their team link list and choose a card they created and CASE it — you know what CASE means, right? It means Copy And Steal Everything. So I found this card by DT member Stacy Morgan.

I just love this card, so simple yet so elegant.  Here's my copy cat card.

This was such a fun challenge. Well that's all for me. I'll blog with you later. Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.


Products Used:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls; Hot off the Press Sentiment
Paper: Recollections
Copic: E13, E21, YG11, YG13
Ink: Memento's Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: Michael's
Pearls: Recollection

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

HeartFelt Creations and Flourshes July Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today's card is for Flourishes July Sketch Challenge, and I'm using one of my favorite stamps from Heartfelt Creations. I reached deep into my paper stash and found this stack by DCWV. Everything is coordinated, so it makes thing a little easier for me. Here's the July sketch from Flourishes.

Here's my card.

Well, that's all for me today. My craft room is a mess, and I need to clean it up a bit before I do some more crafting. I know, that sounds a little silly. But I can't function, when everything is a mess and unorganized. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products used:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC Posy Patch Garden Delights, HCPC 3301Hydrangea/Posy Branch (sentiment)
Paper: DCWV Latte; Paper Wishes Card Base
Die: Heartfelt Creations HCD 702; Spellbinder Classic Ovals Large
Copic: C0, C1, C2, C5, C6, B24, B29, B37, YG03, YG17
Embellishment: Michael's Rhinestone Brads

Monday, July 11, 2011

Scor- Pal New Blog and Giveaway

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know, Scor-Pal has a new blog and there's a giveaway. Below is information from the Scor- Pal Blog:

Today began Scor-Pal design team introductions. But, not only that! It also starts your chance to win some great Scor-pal prizes. They will be giving away a Scor-pal, a Scor-buddy and a Scor-tape prize pack. That's three winners!! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on any (or all!) of the posts between now and Friday, July 22. For each comment left you will get one entry into the prize drawing (limit one comment per post). Super easy, huh?

Want even more chances to win? They are so excited about all of the things in the works and they want to let as many people know about Scor-pal as possible! That's where you come in! Here are more ways to enter. You will get one extra entry for each of the following:

  • "Like" them on Facebook and go back to their blog and let them know you have done so
  • Become a follower through their Google (right sidebar) and leave a comment letting them know you did
  • Share about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook page or twitter and let them know you have. (1 entry for each media outlet used).

So head on over to the Scor-Pal Blog, and join in on the fun. Have a fabulous day.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Once Upon A.......Sketch, Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Well, as I've mentioned a few post ago, I needed to catch up on my scrapbooking. I've managed to get the 4 graduation scrapbooks for my family completed and delivered, but I've only done 1 graduation layout for my scrapbook. I also mentioned, I wanted to be a little more daring with my layout, not my usual plain and simple. With the help of Once Upon A..........Sketch's sketch, I  now have 1 more page completed, and I jazzed this page up a little. Before I get into the details, here's the wonderful sketch I used.

Here's my take on the sketch.

I used my Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies to create the flowers and butterfly (the butterfly was stamped on vellum).  They were both stamped  with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with black embossing power, and colored with Copic markers.

The corner die is also by Heartfelt Creations. I sponged the doily and background with some black ink, and lightly spritz it with some Glimmer Mist, to tone down the white color. I punched the DP with a Martha Stewart punch, and cut out "HAMILTONS" with my cricut and cartridge. The journaling was printed using my laptop and printer, mounted on black cardstock and spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I really liked the way this layout turned out, I may just enter into the Once Upon A......Sketch July Challenge.

Well, that's it for me for now. I will blog with you later. Have a  most fabulous day.


Products Used:
Paper: Recollections' Birdwatching, Yellow and Black; KI Memories Flutter White Lace Card stock
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations' HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flower, HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights, and HCPC 3301 Posy Branch
Dies: Spellbinder's Heartfelt Creations's HCD 701 Posy Patch and HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border; Classic Circles Large
Punch: Martha Stewart Double Arches
Glimmer Mist: Black Magic and Silver Sugar
Copic: Y15,Y13, YG11, YG13
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cricut Cartridge: Storybook

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mommy's Little Tree Hugger

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend. To start off my crafting week, I did a layout for the Imaginisce Monthly Challenge - Sketch Challenge. Here's the fabulous sketch created by DT member Aphra Bolyer.

I'm using the Imaginisce Happy Camper Collection,that I won, on this LO.

This is such a cute outdoors/camping collection. I'm not much of a camper, so I used the collection to make an outdoor LO of my son, who just love the two pine trees in our front yard.

I added Imaginisce's Hot Rock around the page. I didn't have any green Hot Rocks, so I colored the clear ones with a Copic marker. Bling isn't just for girl pages. I cut out some circles for the coordinating paper to adorn the page, inked the edges, added the die cut title and chipboard.

Have a wonderful day and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Background paper: Recollections White; DCWV Christmas Stack
Paper and Embellishments:Imaginisce Happy Camper Collection; I-rock Clear Rhinestones
Copic: G99
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Punch: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Craft's Meow Sketch Challenge

Hello Every,

Today's card is for the Craft's Meow July Sketch Challenge. I now own my first set of clear stamps by the Crafts Meow, I couldn't wait to enter this sketch challenge. Here's July's sketch.

This is a such a lovely sketch. So here's my card.

Not to bad for my first entry. Well that's all for me today. Off to spend some quality time with my family. I wish you and yours a safe and Happy 4th of July. I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Stamps: Cat's Meow Lovely Birds
Paper: We R Memory Keepers' Divine Nature; Recollections Black
Copic: B45, B41
Ink: Memento's Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Walton's Doily


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