Friday, July 30, 2010

Scrap~tures new forum

Scrap~tures has a new forum!!! Come on over and see what we are all about!! We have a great community wtih awesome, monthly scrapbook kits and card kits.  If you have been to the forums before, you will have to re-register.  Thanks to Kristine for helping with set-up and of course, Denise for getting our little home on the net - better and better!!! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Simon Says Stamp

A big shout out of happiness as I got my happy mail yesterday. I got 4 of Tim's new stamp sets that are only being released at CHA, as we speak!! Wish I could be there - but a great substitute is to be playing with his new stamps as they are unveiled. Check out Simon Says Stamp - - they have everything!!!
Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.

Creative Scrappers Challenge #113

Here is my LO based on Creative Scrappers sketch #113.
I used Glimmer mist to create the background on white cardstock.

PaperWorks Co. Challenge #43

Here is my card based on the PaperWorks Co. challenge #43.
I used copics to colour the Magnolia image.  I used my airbrush for the scalloped edge.  The pp is Basic Grey and Bazzill cardstock. 

Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge

Since I was on the roll of making Christmas cards,  I continued with Buffalo Stamps and Stuff - Monday Challenge - July 26.  I ended up making 2 cards!!

Both cards use Tim's stamps, I used the masks to do the inking on the tags.  I also distressed the edges with his distressing tool. The 2nd card uses his Tattered Floral die with candy apple, olive and walnut gold Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Well, here it is.  My first Christmas card of this year.  Since this challenge, I have made a few more - check today's full post to see them all.  The challenge for Cupcake Craft Challenge was to create a Christmas card, using pastel colours.
This Mo Manning stamp was coloured with my copics and then I used liquid accents for the collars.  The pp is Basic Grey.  Thanks for stopping by!

Memory Lane Class

On August 10th, from 1-3, I am teaching a patchwork frame.  The frame is made out of grungeboard pieces.  Many techniques will be taught...many of which I learned when I took my classes with Tim!!  Call Verna, at Memory Lane, to register!!
Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us

Today, my husband and I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Here's my take on the sketch over at Simon Says Challenge
I used copics to colour both images, the flowers are from prima, the pp is Tim Holtz and the cardstock is prism.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Pixie Cottage Challenge #28

I made this card for the challenge over at the Pixie Cottage, based on the sketch and using 2 stamps.

I used my copics to colour the 2 images, the flowers and pp are from Magnolia. 
The ribbon - unknown

Thanks for checking in!!

A few kitten LO's!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PaperWorks Co. Challenge #42

I made this card based on the sketch over at PaperWorks Co. for their Sunday challenge.
I used my copics to colour the image by Tina Wenke Clear Stamp, bazzill cardstock, sassafrass lass pp, bella's baubbles.
Thanks for looking!

Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Friday Sketch

On Friday, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff posted a great sketch - here's my interpretation!

I used a Penny Black stamp coloured with copics, basic grey pp, bazzill cardstock, chipped sapphire distress ink, ek success punch, Zva crystals.

Pixie Cottage Challenge #27

This was a great sketch challenge with a twist - Triple Play - to use something 3 times.  I chose to use the 3 flowers and a Pixie Cottage stamp.
I coloured the image with copics, bazzill cardstock, bo bunny Jasmyne pp, unknown flowers and ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Cupcake Craft Challenge

This week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges was to create using the theme - cats & dogs -- here's my entry!!

I used copics to colour the Magnolia images, bazzill pp, Magnolia pp and sentiment stamp, unknown ribbon.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #40

I have been wanting to use these Magnolia stamps for awhile.  Here is my entry to Sketch and Stash Challenge
I used copics to colour the images, bazzill cardstock, sassafrass lass pp, robins nest baubbles, unknown ribbon.  Thanks for looking!!!

Practical Scrapper's Sketch Challenge

I loved this sketch from Practical Scrappers, I knew I had some kitten photos that would be perfect!  Thanks for looking!!
I used bazzill cardstock, bo bunny stamps Jazmyne Clearly Stamps, prima flowers, unknown buttons, 7Gypsy's rub-ons.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Simon Says Stamp Fruity Challenge!!!

Last but not least - wow - what a day for posting challenges and things that I have done in the last few weeks.
This card is for Simon Says Stamp's Challenge Blog -

Here is Tilda holding her basket of blueberries and the Magnolia pp.
I coloured Tilda with copics and airbrushed the prima flowers with copics, too.
The flower centers are prima, too!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Practical Scrappers - Sketch from July 9th

This is my interpretation of the sketch over at Practical Scrappers!!

Scraptures Challenges

Here are some challenges that I have done for Scraptures!!!

This LO's is loosely based on the card sketch that Denise posted for July 2nd

Here is June's Project 12

This is based on Wally's sketch

Here is a pet page - for Sassette's challenge

Denise's card sketch for July9th

More Tim Holtz LO's

ScrapShotz Challenges!!!

It has been a long time since I have done some monthly challenges on the boards -- here are 2 that I have done for ScrapShotz!

This is for Erica's challenge - write your journalling right on the cardstock - Sharon is the owner of Buffalo Stamps and Stuff, where I took my classes with Tim.

Laurel's challenge was to scrap your scrap-space!!

Pixie Cottage - Aperture Challenge #26

I think I am late at posting this challenge - but I was so happy with the results that I wanted to post it anyways!!

Recent Cards I've Made

the inside..

These cards (with the exception of the stamps) are made from one of the recent kits from Scraptures - check out the awesome deal for purchasing kits in July AND Free Shipping for today - the Wednesday special!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I found out this morning.....

That I was chosen as one of the top 3 for the Pixie Cottage Challenge - #25!!! 
Thank you!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Magnolia-licious DT July Sketch

The challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites is to create a free standing pop-up card - summer themed!
Here's what I used:
Copics to colour the Magnolia Images
K& Co patterned paper - Berry Sweet
Prima Flowers
Unknown ribbon and buttons, stamp
Bazzill cardstock

Sketch and Stash Challenge #39

The challenge was to create a a circle card!  I haven't made one of these in a long time. I have never made a circle easel card - so it was a bit of a challenge...

Here's what I used:
I hadn't yet cracked open the new Lacy Label Cricket Cartridge - this is how I made the circles, overlay and border.  Lots of great shapes on this cartridge!!
Tilda is coloured with Copics and a bit of yellow and crystal Stickles on her bow and dress
Magnolia flowers
unknown blue button

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #25

Here's my take on the sketch over at the Pixie Cottage!
This is what I used:
Copics to colour the Motivet Stamp
October Afternoon stamp - for Happy Days
Bo Bunny Jazmyne pp
Prima Flowers
Unknown ribbon and bling

PWCO SS#40 Sketch

I decided to rotate the sketch found at PaperWorks Co. Blog Challenge- here's my take:
This is what I used:
Copics to colour the Mo Manning image
Faded Jeans distress ink with applicator around the edges
Spellbinders Nest Classic Scalloped Ovals
Prima flowers
Basic Grey Bling it
Basic Grey - Boxer

Friday Sketch at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff!

Here's my card based on the Friday Sketch at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff!! 
This is what I used:
copics to colour the Stampavie image
faded jeans distress ink with applicator around the edges
Shabby Green Door - Farmers Market - Blueberry Cobbler
Prima Flower
Basic Grey Bling for center of flower
unknown rub-on

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Where to start???

It's been a tough week without Cuddles.  We decided to add to our household right away and have adopted 2 new kittens - Abe and Boo.  They are just 8 weeks old and are brothers.  Abe is on the left and Boo is on the right.  We will never forget our Cuddles.  The house was so quiet and as they say - a house is not a home without a cat(s)!

I also promised pictures of my Tim Holtz classes - absolutely AMAZING.  The patchwork pandemonium has been discountinued as a class - due to the 10-12 hours a day, for 3 weeks for prep!!  Sharon, from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff, pleaded for it to be taught one last time.  The techniques we learned were fabulous.  Here are some pics of my creations.

Here are some recent card orders.  I finally had a chance to upload these as well!  Thanks for looking!