Saturday, October 30, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You and PTI!!!!

Good evening my friends!!! I hope this post finds you enjoying your weekend!!! I've been having some fun with 2 Sketches 4 You and my PTI stamps this evening!!
Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch:
Supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock: Vibrant Blue and Black
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Rustic White
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie, October Afternoon
PTI Stamps: Merry Little Christmas and Tiny Treats Christmas
PTI Felt
PTI Impression Plate: Diamonds Impression Plate
PTI Ink: Dark Chocolate
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive
Sparkly Fluff

Hopefully in this picture you can see the Sparkly Fluff I used for the snow....such a fun little addition for those of us who enjoy sparkle and like to make projects touchable! Thanks Tim Holtz for introducing me to this wonderful product!!!! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

Wishing you all a very happy Friday!!! In some ways this week seems to have taken forever and in other ways, it feels like it has flown right on by!!! It's hard to believe that the end of October is this Sunday!!!! I am so happy about that fact, since will be leaving in a week to attend Benny's graduation!!! HoooRay!!! I can't wait to see my boy!

I haven't had a lot of time for crafting these days, but I do have a little fall card to share with you!!! I did this one for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge!!!

Here's my take on the challenge:

Supplies used:
PTI Cardstock: Rustic White
Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger-Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, and the edges are inked with Brushed Corduroy
Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints and Signature Greetings
Button and Twine: PTI
Ribbon from my stash
Dry embossing using Martha Stewart Score Board

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Wishing you peace and joy,

Monday, October 25, 2010

PTI October Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!!! I hope you are having a spectacular Monday!! Mine has been fabulous!!!! I don't feel a year older, but I have truly been blessed today!!! My co-workers fixed me a yummy pumpkin cake and gave me a Scentsy Gingerbread Warmer. The Gingerbread warmer is sooooo cute!!! I have the best co-workers ever!!! Thank you to all those who have wished me a Happy Day, you have blessed my heart beyond measure!!!

The PTI Blog Hop challenge is to make a winter holiday card other than Christmas. I have several friends who celebrate Hanukkah and thought it would be fun to send them cards this
year. I don't have any Hanukkah stamps, but I do have the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge, and it does have several images that would work for Hanukkah.

Here is my take on the callenge:
Supplies Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
PTI Stamper's Select Cardstock
Stamps: PTI Peace Be Still; Tim Holtz Script
Cricut Cartridge: Joys of the Season
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, and Worn Lipstick
Seam Binding died with Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass distress ink
Kaiser Craft Pearl
Lace from Joann's
Thank you for stopping by!!!! I hope you have a wonderful evening and a glorious day tomorrow!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You

Happy Saturday my friends!!! I hope this finds you well and enjoying the beginning of your weekend!!! My sweetie and I are on our way out of town to visit Yellowstone National park one last time before they close it for the winter. In fact, there is a winter storm warning in effect for tomorrow! I am not quite ready for winter, but we have had such an amazing fall, I can't complain!!!

I wanted to get my 2S4Y challenge up before we left, so here's the sketch:

Kazan's Sketch 64and here's my take:
I just got some new The Girl's Paperie Tinsel and Twig papers in and I think that it's my favorite line for Christmas this year!!!! Love, love, love the designs!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie Tinsel and Twig
PTI Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Black and Red Cardstock
PTI Felt
PTI stamps: Tiny Treats Christmas, Take Note and 2010 Holiday Tags
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Ribbon: Offray
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Brushed Corduroy

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!! I wish you a relaxing and joyous weekend!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CPS and Papertrey-a match made in heaven!!!

Happy Thursday dear friends!!! Today is the beginning of a four day weekend since school is out Thursday and Friday, whoooo hooo!!! I am busy cleaning out a closet and catching up on many things I haven't had time to take care of, and that includes grocery shopping!!! Last night a dear friend of mine, who is absolutely amazing by the way, came over to scrap with me. We had the best time chatting and creating. She got a lot done,and as for me, well, I ended up moving a lot of different papers around. I couldn't decide on anything!

I chose to work on a Card Positioning Systems Sketch and play with my new Papertrey Ink Stamps!!! You can't find a better combination than that!! I pulled out some old Christmas papers from Pink Paislee which are a good two years old and you know, they really inspired me!! I am enjoying using up my stash, and I just have to say, it is about time I did!!!

Benny called during our visit, which made me sooooo very happy. I felt bad for Melinda, but she totally understood! It had been a couple of weeks since I had talked to him and it was soooo good to catch up! He sounds absolutely fantastic!!! Only three more weeks, and we head to Missouri to attend his graduation! I can't wait!!!

After Melinda left, I took a short break and ate a quick snack. I must have needed some nourishment because after I came back, I was finally able to put my card together. You know how the light bulb finally goes off and a bright idea suddenly comes to you and the whole project suddenly comes together? Well for me, it was to cut out the trees and add them to my focal point. After adding the trees, I was able to sit back, sigh, and say there it is!! I love it when that happens!!!

Here's the sketch:

CPS #189
and here's my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Collection
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
PTI Stamps: Peace Be Still
PTI dies: Peace Be Still, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle die, and Victorian Lace Border
PTI Ribbon and Felt: Vintage Cream
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail-Gold
Kaiser Craft Jewels
Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! You are so special and I appreciate each and every one of you!!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little Red Scrapbook Reveal!!!!

Hi there dear friends!!! I hope all is well with you this fine fall day!!! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am these days!!! I am so thankful for family, friends, co-workers and my cyber-friends or should I say "kindred spirits"! I have been blessed indeed!!! Thank you for your words of encouragement, your hugs, and most important of all, your prayers!!!! You are all the best!

Little Red Scrapbook

I just loved this month's kit!!! Crate Paper Restoration is one of my all-time favorite lines of paper!!! This first project is of my sweet girl Bethany. Look at that amazing smile of hers!!! Melts my heart completely!!! I used Katrina's sketch by Pagemaps for this project.
I added some masking with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Reinker in a mini mister. I also added a border punch by Martha Stewart.

This layout is of my Little Sweet Pea, Heidi. I used the reinker mist and added some buttons along with the border stickers.

This layout is of Bethany and her friend Hillary!! They were attending their friend's bridal shower and it looks like they had a blast!!! Friends do add color to our lives, for sure!!!!

This is my favorite project of the month. I took a little Maya Road House album and made some cute little hangers for my peg shelf. I just love all the goodies in this kit and it was perfect for these houses!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
I hope you have a wonderful evening!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You

Kazan's Sketch 63
I've been having tons of fun with 2 Sketches For You the last couple of weeks!!! This week I thought it would be fun this week to use up some of my beautiful Crate Paper scraps!!!
This is what I came up with!!!
Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Restoration
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Chipboard: Crate Paper and from my stash
Floral: Prima
Twine: PTI Button Twine
Seam binding colored with Copic Marker E 50 Egg Shell
Glitter and Punch Martha Stewart
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a glorious weekend!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Red Scrapbook Sneaks!!!!

Hi there dear friends!!! I have some sneak peeks of the Little Red Scrapbook October kit!!! This kit is my favorite LRS kit ever and I still have several projects planned with the goodies I have left over!!!

So, without further ado, here are my sneaks:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my sneaks!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Little Red Scrapbook Sneak and Challenge

Happy Monday my sweet friends!!! To those of you who have a day off, I wish you a wonderful day!!! Our school is open today, so no day off for me, but we do have a 4 day weekend coming up very soon and I can't wait!

Little Red Scrapbook

The Little Red Scrapbook October kit is my favorite kit ever and I've been having a blast with it!!! The kit is full of Crate Paper Restoration goodness!!! The colors are amazing, the designs are wonderful and the embellishments are absolutely fantastic!!!!!! You're gonna love it!!!
I wanted to share a quick little peak of one of my designs with this month's kit!!!

I have a little shelf in my living room that has pegs on it and I am making a non-connected banner to hang on those pegs. I wanted a bold title, but I didn't want the title to over-take my project, so I took some scrabble pieces and scanned them with my scanner. I used Photoshop to make the pieces a little smaller and I was very pleased with how well they fit in with the color scheme. I just love when it all comes together!!!

The Challenge:

My challenge this month is for you to use a "Home" theme. Whether the word is in your title, you make a layout about your home, or if you design a Welcome Home card, there has to be some reference to "Home" in your project. I have a little grab bag of goodies for a random participant in this challenge that includes Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards, Bazzill Chipboard shapes, OA School Days Rub Ons, Jillibean Soup Sprouts and more. Projects need to be uploaded to the Little Red Scrapbook Challenge Thread by November 1 and I will draw on November 2nd.

Have fun my friends!!
Wishing you an amazing week,

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fun with 2 Sketches 4 You!!!!

I hope you are having a fantastic day!!!! May day has been absolutely spectacular!!! I did a little cleaning this morning, went shopping for books for the High School Library with my wonderful coworkers, had lunch with my sweetie, and went to a soccer game with some awesome friends!!! What a great day!!

I have still been playing with the 7 Gypsies Conservatory 6x6 paper pad, and today I thought it would be fun to try a 2 Sketches 4 You sketch!! Here's the sketch:and here's my take on the sketch:
Supplies used:
7 Gypsies Conservatory 6x6 paper pad
Bazzill Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Stamps: Embellished
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Brushed Corduroy
Seam Binding dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Reinker: Crushed Sapphire

I just love these papers!! They are so pretty and so perfect this sketch!!! I hope you check out 2 Sketches 4 you and try out one of their sketches!!! They totally rock!

Thanks for stopping my dear sweet friends!!!
You are so very special to me!!!
Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Scrapping the Music #155

Happy Thursday night, which means that tomorrow is Friday...Hooray!! Fridays are my favorite!!!

I am a little late getting my Scrapping the Music layout posted due to computer problems. Technology, you can't live without it, but boy it can be frustrating at times!!! This week's song, "This is Home" by Switchfoot, is from the movie, The Chronicles of Narnia. This song has awesome lyrics and I used most of them in my layout!
Supplies used:
Patterned Papers: Webster's Pages
Florals: Prima
Chipboard: Crate Paper
Alpha's Sassafras Lass and Webster's Pages
Felt and buttons from my stash
The lyrics from this song totally gripped my heart. The lyrics I chose to use are:
I've got my memories, they're always inside of me,
and I won't go back, back to how it was.
And I've got my heart set on what happens next,
I've got my yes wide and it's not over yet.
Belief over misery, we are miracles and we're not alone.
I've got a brand new mindset,
I can fully see the sunset, I've come too far,
No, I won't go back.
I added:
I'm keeping my Priorities straight and I'm staying close to You,
this is home.

This past year has been one of the most difficult years my husband and I have faced in 26 years of marriage. In the process of dealing with difficulties of this life, we have put our priorities in order and we have grown closer to the Lord and closer together. To me, home where I belong, is where the Lord is and everything else falls into place. Our marriage is stronger and we are happier together despite the difficulties!!

I hope you get a chance to play along with us!!! You will have two weeks to finish your layout and maybe you will gain a spot in the STM Hall of Fame!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my heart with you!!!
God is Good all the Time!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Feelin' Christmasy

I am starting to feel a little Christmasy these days!!! There is just a hint of holiday happiness in the air and I think it's about time to myself into gear. I have several sets of cards I want to make and I also have some goodies waiting to be put together for Christmas gifts. I decided that Ellen Hutson's, The Classroom challenge, was the perfect place to get me started!!!

Here is my take on the World Card Making Day Holiday Challenge by Lisa Strahl (EHWCMD5):

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Die: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and Buttons Papertrey Ink
Paper Doily from my stash (doily is such a strange word...I had to check the dictionary to make sure I spelled it right!!)

I hope this post gets you excited for the holidays!!!
I am going to put on some awesome Christmas Music and scrap the night away!!!
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day 2011

Happy World Card Making Day my friends!!! I hope you have been able to find some time to play today!!!! I have been dying to work with the 7 Gypsies Conservatory line of papers and I used Sharon Harnist's Glitz Challenge from Ellen Hutson's Classroom to inspire me!!!
Supplies Used:
7 Gypsies 6x6 Conservatory Paper Pad
PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock
Seam binding dyed with Ranger Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire
Crate Paper Chipboard frame
Apple Barrel Ivory Paint
Martha Stewart Glitter
Prima Floral
Kaiser Craft Pearls
PTI Stamped Sentiment-Embellished
Ribbon and lace from my stash

You will be seeing many more cards made with this line of paper!!!! The 6x6 pad is absolutely perfect for cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I hope you have a perfectly wonderful weekend!!!