Saturday, May 29, 2010

I Learned Something New

While surfing around the web yesterday, I happened upon a really cool blog called Michelle's Rubber Room and found a video tutorial for making pulley cards. The video was really great, and I took those instructions and made this card.

This is a photo of the card closed...

Then when you pull the blue ribbon tab, this is what it looks like. I just love this kind of card! The cupcake stamps were Inkadinkado stamps that I found recently. I stamped the cupcakes with black Memento ink and then colored them with my Copic Markers.

Check out the video tutorial on Michelle's blog...then try one of these cards. SO much fun!

Until next time....


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

**One Layer Wednesday #6 - Overlapping**

Yep! It's time for Susan's OLW challenge. This week we were challenged to make a card with overlapping stamping. I must admit, it took me forever to figure out what to do. The flower stamp is an old Stamping Up stamp that I've had forever. Sorry, can't remember who makes the Happy Birthday. I colored the flower with my Copic markers. I'm convinced that if I practice enough with the blending with the Copics, that I'll eventually get proficient at it! can't see it on here, but when I stamped the sentiment on the inside, I totally messed it made another stamped sentiment, put a mat on it and glued it over the messed up stamping. Hopefully, no one will know...or at least the person I end up sending this card to! LOL!!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Layer Wednesday Challenge (OLW5)

It's that time again. The One Layer Wednesday challenge from Susan Raihala's blog Simplicity .

For this week's challenge, we were to use a stamp that is considered a faux embellishment. I chose to use a scallop stitch stamp on my card.

Then I stamped a few blooms between the "stitching" and colored them with my Prismacolor pencils.

Just click on the picture to enlarge it.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I'm so happy to share that I was selected as part of the new group of designers for Creative Scrappers! Looks like I'll be part of a great group of scrappers.

Links for this new team of scrappers are located here.

Trish Harwick - USA

Renata Moni - Brazil

Suzanne Torr - England

Myia Manghum - USA

Yuka Hino - Japan

Jenn DiPaolo - Canada

Annelie Maddock - New Zealand

Julia Stainton - Canada

Avina Lim - Australia

Edith Ezanno - Canada

Susan Goetter - USA

Aphra Bolyer - USA

Annette Lose - Australia

Jennifer Shaw - Canada

Kerryn Lawson - Australia

Our first reveal will be June 9...stay tuned for more details! Until next time....


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Thursday, May 13, 2010

OLW4 - Add a ribbon Challenge

There's a blog I follow...Simplicity. Each Wednesday, Susan (I love her name!) posts a One Layer Wednesday Challenge. I admire her cardmaking skills and one day (when I grow up) I will create cards just as cute as her's! Her cards inspire me to get off my duff and create some super-cute cards. Simplicity is the key here. The cards are simply (HA) adorable! I can't wait to check out Susan's blog every day to see what new gems of wisdom she has to impart.

Making a card with just one layer really stumps me sometimes! For those of you familiar with my scrapbook gallery, you KNOW I always have to keep adding "stuff" to my layouts. I just cannot seem to achieve the negative space layouts that I love. It's the same with making a simple card.

Here's a perfect example. One layer with a ribbon - Right? Well, for this card, I was doing fine until I started adding bling and pearls. ~sigh~ I'll keep working until I get it!

For this second card, I did a little better. I stamped it, colored it with my Copic markers, added a ribbon...then quickly... LEFT THE ROOM!


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sugar-White Sand Beaches

Speaking of white sand along the Gulf Coast, I'm afraid we might be losing our beautiful white sand beaches to the huge oil spill in the Gulf. When I found these adorable photos of my grandson, Jacob, I knew I wanted to scrap them right away. I'm also glad that we have these great photos of the "white" sand, before it is gunked up with oil!

I used the new Seaside collection from Websters Pages....and BIG surprise!!! This layout was chosen as the banner of the week at Websters Pages Ning site!!! YAY! Okay...I get excited easily! LOL!

The background paper is shaped with a postage stamp edge. I cut the luggage and the hot air balloon from another piece of Websters Pages and attached them to the layout with pop dots for added dimension. The title letters (exploring) are thickers, and the red letters are Websters Pages sticker letters. I also added a little doodling. There are coordinating stickers between the top photos and on the pull out journaling tab. Photos were taken at Pensacola Beach in 2005.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

***More GCD***

Recently I was given the opportunity to create with some of the fabulous GCD Lydia collection. This is another layout I've completed from that collection. This one is all boy! I love how the papers were so perfect for the "John Deere" layout!

The little tags at the top were some pictures I found. The big tractor is from a photo and I cut it out and put it on pop dots. I stitched some "tracks" for the tractor wheels and added a little faux stitching around the yellow background. The title letters were cut with the Silhouette and mounted with pop dots.

These photos are three of my grandsons - Adam, Allen, and Jacob. We were at the Jay Peanut Festival (we live in the country - what can I say!) The festival had 20+ John Deere tractors displayed and these boys climbed on almost every one of them! We also had the opportunity to taste-test boiled peanuts (YUM!), fried peanuts, roasted peanuts...and of course, we bought a few green peanuts to bring home with us to boil and freeze. YUM-M-M-M-Y!!! Nothing better than a salty boiled peanut. (I've been told that's a "Southern" thing! LOL!).

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