Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What a Challenge!!!

This week I challenged myself to make a set of masculine cards, and I am very pleased with the results!!!!! It was so hard for me to make a set of cards with no flowers, ribbons, lace and any other kind of bauble that I love to play with!!! I just have to say, though, that these papers from Graphic 45 were so easy to put together, I didn't miss my usual embellishments as much as I thought I would!!! I will let you in on a fun little secret....these papers, as well as all the other new lines of Graphic 45 papers, will be available in Bozeman for you to purchase very soon!!!! Whooo hoo!!! I can't wait!!! Stay tuned for more details to come!!!
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Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Card Set
8x8 Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman Pad
Tim Holtz Ideology Type Charms
How fun to make a whole set of random masculine cards for any occasion!!!
These cards are only touching the surface of all that you can do with these papers!!
And...All Tim Holtz Embellishments go perfectly with these papers!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!! I will be bringing you more scrappy goodness in the days to come and I can't wait!!!!

May your day be blessed and you find yourself smiling over the little things today!!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Birthday Wishes!!!!

Birthday Wishes go out to my Dad today!!! Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!
This is one of my favorite pictures that was taken during his visit last year!!! How precious is this photo of Heidi and my dad?? Hope you have a wonderful day, Dad!!! We miss you tremendously!!

Scrapping the Music #123

This week's song is based on Better Way by Ben Harper. I loved the lyrics, "You have a right to your Dreams".
I thought it would be fun to use a picture of Heidi. She has gone through so many ups and downs and is
still working hard to fulfill her dreams and I hope she is encouraged by this layout to keep on fighting for those

Cream Bazzill Cardstock
Prima Lace, Flowers, Leaf, and Butterfly
Vintage Book Paper
CI Patterned Paper
Ranger Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, and Walnut Ink
Tim Holtz Mask
Papertrey Stamps
Vintage Book Paper and Buttons
Since I have been teaching "Thinking Inking" classes, I thought it would be fun if I used these techniques on my STM layout. In addition to masking and layering the ink, I also used a paintbrush and a mini mister to apply water to the inked paper and I just love the look!!!!

I hope you get a chance to join in the fun at Scrapping the Music this week!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

I wish you a blessed evening!!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Vintage Book Paper Flower Tutorial

Good morning everyone!!
What a blessed morning it is!! It is cold and snowy and gray outside, but my dear hubby is home all day long and that makes me very warm and happy inside!! I hope you have a ray of sunshine in your day wherever you may be!!!

I am excited to share this tutorial with you because it is very easy and cost effective and the results are fantastic!!! I just love making embellishments out of supplies I have around the house! I have collected a few vintage books over the years and I love using them in as many projects as I can!! Next time you are at a garage sale...check and see if you can find some old books...they will come in handy many times over!!!!

Supplies Needed:
Vintage book Paper or book paper that has been inked to appear vintage
Scallop Circle Punch
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Distress Ink

Punch 16 circles out of the book paper.
Layer them together.
Staple with the tiny attacher as shown.
Begin crinkling the flower layers to the center one petal at a time.
Continue crinkling the layers until you get to the last 4 layers. Those layers can be crinkled slightly to the back side of the flower to give it fullness.
Add color to your flower with Distress Inks. I used Scattered Straw and Walnut Stain, but any colors will make this flower absolutely awesome!!!

Here is the finished product. You may even want to add a button or other embellishment to the center for fun!!!
If you have any questions, leave me a note or email me at and I will answer any questions you may have!!!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cropper's Club Fun

We had another fun evening during our second "Thinking Inking" Class. The ladies continue to amaze me as we learn more techniques with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Here is an example of a tag made by my friend Neena!!! Isn't this tag exquisite!!!! I remembered to take pictures this week, but Neena's picture was terribly blurry...sorry my friend, but you can all enjoy this work of art...absolutely amazing!!
This next tag was made by my friend Tamara..isn't it absolutely beautiful!!!!
and here is a picture of Tamara....she's the sweetest!!!!

We had the pleasure of having Renee' join in the fun this week and her work was totally amazing!! I'm so glad you came my friend!!!!!
and of course, no class is complete without my friend Lisa!!! You rock girl!!! Your tag was absolutely gorgeous!!!!
We also had a new friend stop by this week!!! It was a delight to have Margo join us and Margo your work was fantastic!!!
and of course, my wonderful friend Linda was having a blast learning the new techniques!!! I totally loved your tags my friend!!!
Melinda, you sweet thing you!!! Your tag was absolutely drop dead gorgeous!!!
Amazing my friends, absolutely amazing!!! I am looking forward to the next Thinking Inking Class which will be scheduled on March 5th from 2-10!! I hope to see you all there!!!!

I finished taking the pictures of the flower tutorial this evening and I will type it out tomorrow!!!
Such a fun and easy technique!!!

Sleep well my friends and I will see you tomorrow with my Scrapping the Music layout and the tutorial!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Little Red Scrapbook Reveal!!!

I have to share my Little Red Scrapbook DT work with you tonight. I have to admit the colors of the Basic Grey Origins line scared me with all the greens, yellows and browns. I love lots of color, especially pink and these papers are a long ways from pinks!! Sara added some vintage dictionary pages with this kit though, and I love everything vintage. I got the wild idea to add a scalloped border with the vintage pages and I really love how it turned out.
This layout of my girls is my favorite of the month!! I love this picture and it was fun documenting their love of shopping!! They really are kindred spirits!! The shoe Sara added in the kit was perfect for this layout too!! Such a fun addition!!

This green floral paper reminded me of an old calico pattern and immediately I thought of my mom! I found an old picture and added some fun little flowers and some butterflies punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I will add a flower tutorial in the next day or so to show you how to make those flowers!!
This next layout once again is of my sweet girls!!! I just had to document how much they appreciate each other!!! I just love that my kids all love each other so much!! What a lucky family we are!!!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CPS 154

Hi everyone!!!
I am just loving this week's Card Positioning Systems Sketch!!! So many possibilities with this one!!!
I decided to use some new SEI papers that fit perfectly with this sketch!! Fun colors and way fun patterns make this card very easy to put together!!!!
Supplies Used:
SEI Happy Days Papers
Paper Trey Ink stamp

Wishing you a very happy day!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Tuesday!!

It's back to work, but how wonderful we don't have to start with a Monday!!! It's gonna be a wonderful day!!!

I had a wonderful three day weekend! I did some cleaning, some baking and some scrapping, and I enjoyed every minute of it!! I didn't get my taxes finished like I had planned, but there is always tomorrow!!:)

Here is the project I have planned for the Thinking Inking Class scheduled for this Friday, February 19. We will continue to work with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I look forward to seeing what you will all create this week!! The last class was brimming with creativity and fun!!!!

Please drop me an email at if you are planning to attend the class so that I can make sure to have enough supplies on hand!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

This week's song is based on the song I Couldn't Ask for More by Sara Evans!! Such a romantic song, and I had so much fun making this layout of me and my sweetie!! I think it is so important to document our friendship and our love for one another! We've been married for 25 years, (26 years in June), and you just don't hear that much any more! Best thing is, we are still best friends and madly in love after all these years!! We are so lucky and I really couldn't Ask For More!!! The photo was taken by my friend Susan Beth Breuner! Thanks Susan Beth!! You rock!!

Supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock-Cream
Ranger Worn Lipstick ink refill mixed with water in a Mini Mister
Pink Paislee Punchouts, Border Stickers, Press Ons and Alphas
Making Memories Tickets
Fancy Pants Border Punch Out
AC Slickwriter

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!
Wishing you a blessed Monday!!!
I have the day off-Whoo hoo!!!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Little Red Scrapbook Sneaks!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank Goodness Its Friday!!!

What a wonderful feeling to know it's Friday!!! I don't know why the weeks feel so long these days, but they do! I think its probably the gray skies and cold weather!! I know that I will feel energized once spring arrives, but until then, scrapbooking will continue to give me that burst of energy I need to put a big smile on my face!!! Today I am so excited to share a fun little Vintage Valentine project with your that I made for my sweet daughter!!! I will be putting it in the mail in the afternoon and I hope she loves it as much as I have enjoyed making it!! I have been missing her so much, so when I put my heart and soul into a project like this, it makes her not seem so far away!!
Vintage Valentine Birdhouse

Supplies used:
Sassafrass Lass Cardstock Sticker used as a pattern for the house traced onto chipboard
Pink Paislee Cupid Patterned Papers
Kenner Road Stamp
Prima Leaves
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Martha Stewart Glitter and Butterfly Punch and Baker's Twine
Stampin' Up Scallop Punch
7 Gypsies Ring Dangles
Tim Holtz Ideology Charm
Chipboard Frame
Vintage Photo

In the close ups:
You can see all the glitter and pearls in this project

Such a fun project and I hope a fun gift to recieve!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I hope your Friday brings you lots of smiles!!!
I know I will be smilin'!!!
Blessings to you,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!!

Whoo hoo!! We've made it through half the week, just one half left to go!! Valentine's day is just around the corner! I just have to say that I love Valentine's Day! It's all about love and if you are a romantic at heart like me, you can't help but love everything about it!! The romance, the hearts and all the delicious pink and red colors everywhere....pure bliss!!! I have been having some fun with Pink Paislee's Cupid line, but tonight I thought I would throw in a bit of Fancy Pants for a change!! 'fancy Pants Vintage Valentine is just that...very vintage and very Valentine. I just love the kraft background that runs through all the papers....swoon...I just love kraft paper too!!!

For this project I used my trusted Cricut machine to make the pocket out of Kraft paper. I used the Sweethearts cartridge at 4 3/4".

Kraft Paper
Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine Papers: Ever Dear and Valentine Cards
Pink Paislee Cupid Press Ons
Pink Paislee Cupid Punch Outs
Stamp the pocket with Papertrey Ink Heart Background Stamp with Pure Poppy Ink and ink all the edges with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Amaretto Ink. Cut a 1/2 inch strip of striped paper and glued it to the bottom of the pocket and added ribbon, lace and buttons. Cut out the angel from the pattern paper and layer it over a Pink Paislee Punch Out. Then, add the Press On sentiment from Pink Paislee.
Cut out the tag from the Valentine Cards Paper and round the corners and you have a quick and easy Vintage Valentine!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl!!

Today is my sweet Heidi's birthday and I just can't believe 22 years ago today she was born! How has the time flown by so quickly?? I am feeling sooooo very old!!!
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!!!

CPS sketch 153

Bazzill Cardstock
Pink Paislee Papers, Borderlines stickers, and Punchouts
Making Memories ribbon and bling
Papertrey Stamps, Ink and Paper
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
EK Success Border Punch Scallop
Using a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base using red Bazzill cardstock, cut a piece of off-white cardstock 4" x 5 1/4 and punch the bottom side with a border punch. Using a 1/2" strip of Pink Paislee patterned paper, glue to the backside of the punched border as shown and then adhere to the card base. Add a heart punched border to the top-side of the card and then add a Pink Paislee Borderline sticker and embellish with ribbon just above the punched border. Stamp the Cupcake onto three colors of paper and cut them all out. Add glitter to the top-side of the cupcake for sparkle and shine. Stamp the Cupcake image onto the Pink Paislee Punch Out and then piece the cupcake together onto the Punch Out. Add button embellishment, a little bling, and stamp the sentiment and you have a cute little birthday card for someone special!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Wishing you a Happy Tuesday!!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Don't ya just love...

a Cinderella Story!!! Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints on their first Super Bowl win!! I just love it when the underdog wins!!! It just makes me smile!!! What a superbowl it was and the commercials were pretty fun too!!! Loved the Doritos Commericals and the Snickers commerical with Betty White and Abe Vigoda...Hilarious! I thoroughly enjoyed the evening!!!

Scrapping the Music!!!

This week's song is based on All Star by Smashmouth from the Movie Shrek. It's an absolutely awesome song to scrap!!! There are so many avenues to run with!! I hope you all join in the fun this week!!! Check out the challenge here!!!
Here is my take on the song for this week:
These pictures were taken at CHA last month where I had the pleasure of meeting past and present Scrapping the Music Design Team members!! What a thrill it was!!! I just had to use the lyrics "so much to see" when doing this layout because there was so much to see at CHA, but seeing my fellow scrappers in real life was definitely a highlight!!! I took a make and take class from Nathalie Kalbach that taught us how to make these wonderful flowers and I just had to use them in my layout!! Nathalie, you totally rock my friend!!!! I was able to meet Julie Tucker-Wolek, (isn't she just amazing!!!), and the absolutely sweet and uber-talented Lucy Edson!!! What a joy it all was...You should see the huge smile on my face when I think about it!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!
I wish you an amazing Monday!!!


Friday, February 5, 2010

I am so Blessed!!!

Friday night is Cropper's Club at the Lockart house and what a fantastic night of cropping it was!!! I had nine amazing ladies join me for my first "Thinking Inking" class!! I just have to say these ladies are absolutely amazing!!! Everyone's projects were gorgeous and I am always amazed at how unique the projects are even though we are all working with the same materials!!
Here is a picture of my friend Tamara's Tags!! Didn't she choose beautiful colors!!
This tag is my friend Jessica's creation. I love the orange and the pink together!! Beautiful!!
This is my amazing friend Lisa!!! She has totally gotten out of her box these days!! I am loving your work girl!!!
This is my wonderful friend Tamara!! What a sweetheart you are!! Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but you are beautiful my friend!!
This is Tamara's Daughter Sylvie....isn't she the cutest??

This is Tamara's daughter Gracie...she's a beauty and quite the little crafter, too!!!!
This is my amazingly talented friend Jessica!! You amaze me my friend!!
And this wonderful lady is Neena!!! You totally rocked the tags tonight my friend!!!

And this sweet lady is my friend Melinda!!! What a sweetheart you are!!! Your tags turned out beautiful!!!
Sorry I didn't think to get pictures of everyone, (how lame!!) , but I want to thank you for joining in the fun tonight!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!! You all rock!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!