Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hold Still!

What a crazy crazy kid my little baby is! These pictures are SO how she is all day long :) This was made with the awesome I Deserve it All kit at Serendipity Scrapbooks! I just LOVE this Two Scoops basic Grey! And it was also for this weeks 12x12 sketch challenge at Serendipity courtesy of Lucy at My Sketch World!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Love how this card turned out :)

Ok so I got inspiration from ALL OVER for this card! It is based on a sketch from Lucy at My Sketch World, made with a kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks and for a challenge to make a card for a special somebody at 4 Scrappy Sisters!

My very favorite part of this card is the key, antique lace doiley and the flower that my eldest DD put together for me :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

How Many.... hairdos will you have this year?

I combined two great challenges for this one! Over at Sassy Scrappers we are having a week long member drive crop! This layout was based on Shana's awesome sketch :) I had been waiting to figure out what in the heack to do with this cool die cut number paper and am SO GLAD that I finally figured something out! I swear it's been sitting on my table taunting me for so long! :) The second challenge that I did on this layout was a daily challenge at Serendipity! The challenge was to alter something felt! I never would have thought of this on my own and I love how it looks! I used Making Memories glitter paint on these flowers (also from Making memories) and it added just the right tough of bling :)

Sketch Challenge at Stuck?!

Steph found this fun challenge blog called Stuck?! and I think this is quite possibly the coolest sketch I've ever used :) I actually had a picture and a bunch of papers on my desk all ready for tonight and I found this sketch and had to switcheroo! :) This sketch has definately produced my new favorite layout! Steve took this darling picture of Elli peeking between my legs at the punkin patch last October. She goes through phases where she is SO clingy and this day was definately in one of those phases! I love these papers from We R Memory Keepers.... I don't think the blue and orange could have matched the picture any better! My favorite part of this layout is the large white flower that I cut out with an exacto and tucked her picture behind! I also love all the little buttons from Making Memories! Their Blossoms and Buttons containers have to be my new best thing! They are just filled with all sizes of funky buttons!

Serendipity DT review ***My Mind's Eye****

I must admit.... at first I was a little nervous about these My Mind's Eye papers that I was sent from Serendipity because I wasn't sure if I had any photos that would do them justice! Turned out to not be a problem :) The first thing I realized is they are absolutely perfect for black and white and sepia pictures! this first layout is a photo I had been holding onto for awhile cause I just didn't know what to do with it! it is of my baby Elli and my neice Evy who are a couple weeks apart in age! Evy is the daughter of my big brother Kevin, whom I am very close to, and it was so special for myself and Senja to be pregnant at the same time! This gorgeous vine paper was so delicate and pretty behind the sepia picture and antique lace doily!

This second layout is actually me and my oldest daughter 12 years ago :) I scanned it and reprinted it in black and white and it was just wonderful with these papers! I love the soft yellow background that was on the back of one of the patterned papers! These papers are super thick cardstock quality and look great when sanded!And speaking of my brother Kevin..... this mini book is all pictures of me and my two brothers Kevin and Nick! These papers are perfect for older photos from the 70's and early 80's! I covered some jumbo playing cards and just embellished away!

Serendipity DT review ***Heidi Swapp****

I just LOVE these chipboard letters! They matched perfectly with the My Mind's Eye papers I was sent to design with! I think they really stand out on the page when you sand the edges too!

They were just the perfect size for this bookmark I made, which also used the My Mind's Eye papers!

And after sanding them they really stand out of this plaque I made for Steve! This is a picture of Steve and his Grandma and also his Father and Grandfather who have passed away. I was so thrilled to also finally find the perfect project for this antique quilted heart I've been holding onto!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

DT Review work for March at Serendipity! ***Queen and Co***

I got a package of SUPER FUN stuff from the Serependipity store to review this month :) I just LOVE these little jewels! they are just perfect for any brown project you are working on!
They were so fun for adding to flower centers!

My very first attempt at paper piecing :)

This little card is for the Caard Trip challenge over at Caardvarks! My good buddy Amy found me this fire truck pattern for my very first paper piceing effort LOL It was actually kinda fun! I also love my new corner rounder toy..... why the heck didn't I get one of these sooner??????

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

and the rest of Treasure Box Club!

I think I'm going to need anoth one of these kits from Treasure Box Club for this year's Easter pics too! Made these fun little treat boxes for my nieces and nephew for Easter! This new American Crafts ribbon is so darn pretty! And the second layout is of Miss Lexi! I found these pics she had taken of herself on my memory card when uploading projects! What a fun surprise! Isn't that scalloped circle paper just the cutest? And my favorite thing of all from this kit was the little magnifying glasses! What a cool way to finish my title!

and some more Treasure Box Club

Boy I wish Blogger would let me upload more pics at once :) Miss Elli was so funny for her very first Easter! She was so less than interested in everything...... other than the Easter grass! Now I have to say... I'm not usually a huge fan of shaped brads, but I LOVE these little butterflies, flowers and bunnies from MM!

Wowsers wowsers! Check out this kit from the Treasure Box Club!

Yum yum yum Making Memories!!!! This line of Easter goodies is just awesome! Thanks so much to Tracy at the Treasure Box Club for sposoring us at Scrap City this month! I had a blast with all these gorgoues glittery papers and the tiny shpaed brads are so much fun! First I made these three Easter cards! For the one with Easter eggs I used some fun little Easter egg shaped playing cards! Gotta love the Dollar Tree! These papers were just beggin for some fussy cutting and pop dots :)

CPS 54, Oh Baby!

What a perfect time for a baby challenge! I was hired to make a baby book for a friend's sister and wanted to make a card for her to give along with the present! This has been a real toughie for me since they don't know the sex of the baby! I just love these We R Memory keepers patterened papers! And this sketch over at card positioning systems was just perfect!

Materials: Patterned Papers by We R Memory Keepers; Joann's lace; Pebbles Inc charm; flowers and buttons by Making Memories; May Arts ribbons; Making Memories transparancy definition; Bazzill cardstock.