Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today, I Eat Cake!

I am back today with another card using the Pink by Design Stamps from ScrapbookPal.com!  This is one of my favorite sentiments from the Take the Cake Stamp Set...it's the little "yum yum" that does it for me, just so cute!
Supplies:
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Pattern Paper: Sophisticates Collection (Bella Blvd.)
Punch: Corner Maker (Creative Memories)
Ribbon: Misc
Embellishment: Cake from Sweet Tooth (Creative Charms)

Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow to join the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop!  I will be offering prizes you won't want to miss!

Friday, April 29, 2011


Creative Charms Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Creative Charms Blog Hop! 
If this is your first stop, click HERE to start at the beginning!  Each designer has a secret word, so make sure you follow the hop closely to capture the phrase!

Today I am sharing with you a box that is made from one sheet of 12x12 paper!  This is one of my favorite boxes!  To see a tutorial to create your own, click HERE!  The green Sparkled Butterfly Medley are from Creative Charms - aren't they just perfect with this paper!?  Love them!
Supplies:
Paper: Family Forever (Momenta)
Punch: Border (EK Success)
Misc: Twine

My secret word is CHARMS and your next stop is Amy!
Be sure to check the Creative Charms blog on Monday, May 2nd to see if you have won!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Lots of hugs

One of my favorite Creative Charms products are the Gradient Gem Stickers.  They are on individual adhesives, come in a multiple of sizes, and they come in a large variety of colors making it so easy to add them to any project! 
Supplies:
Jewels: Gradient Gem Stickers - Pink (Creative Charms)
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Pattern Paper: Kaleidoscope Super Paper Pad (Momenta)
Stamps: Cling-Monster (Recollections) and Ditto Lots of Hugs (Studio G)
Punch: Border (EK Success), Circle (Fiskars)
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Momento)
Twine: The Twinery
Markers: Copic Sketch

Don't forget to join us tomorrow for the Creative Charms Blog Hop!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Do you have Momenta's button?

You never know when you'll be spotted! 
Display the Momenta button proudly on your blog and you may be selected as one of our winners!



Memories

Supplies - All Creative Memories:
Spiced Cider Cardstock
Reminisce Tone-on-Tone Paper
Cheerful Tone-on-Tone Paper
Reminisce Paper Frames
Reminisce Paper Flowers
Cheerful Paper Tags
Cheerful Paper Ribbon
Rugged Paper Frames
Scallop Circle Maker
Friendship Micro Maker
Wavy Tearing Tool
Cheerful Title Stickers
Dual-tip Brown Pen

Click HERE to see full product details and instructions!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This Face

Supplies - All Creative Memories:
 Cheerful Tone-on-Tone Paper
Black & White Paper Frames
Basic Decorative Cardstock
Black & White Paper Flowers
Simply Beautiful Paper Flowers
Black Dual-Tip Pen

To see more product details and instructions click HERE!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Gannon's First Fish

These photos are a little older than most I share, but some of my favorites!  Gannon was sooo proud of this tiny little fish...and no worries, we tossed the fish back in! :)
Supplies - All Creative Memories:
Cheerful Tone-on-Tone Paper Reminisce Tone-on-Tone Paper Basic Decorative Cardstock Cheerful Storybox Cheerful Paper Tags Reminisce Paper Frames Reminisce Paper Flowers Simply Beautiful Paper Flowers Fabulous Paper Buttons Simple ABC/123 StickersFoam SquaresDual-Tip Blue Pen

Click HERE for more product detail and instructions!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


ScrapbookPal.com Flower Power Blog Hop

***This post will remain at the top for the weekend - please scroll down to see newer posts!***
 If this is not your first stop on the hop, please click HERE to begin!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Earthtones (Momenta)
Scrapbook Paper: Kaleidoscope Scrapbook Pad (Momenta)
Die Cuts: George and Basic Shapes  (Provo Craft)
Machine: Cricut Expression with 12x12 mat (Provo Craft)
Cuttlebug Machine (Provo Craft)
Embossing: Polka Dots 5x7 Cuttlebug Folder (Provo Craft)
Software:  Cricut Design Studio (Provo Craft)
Ink: Liquid Pearls in Buttercup (Ranger) and Aquamarine (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)

You can download the Cricut Design Studio File HERE
To cut manually:  Cut the flower at 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3, and 3-1/2" with a double-sided cardstock, emboss, then layer as shown.

 ScrapbookPal will be giving away a "You Pick One Cricut cartridge" from in stock cartridges!!
To participate in the blog hop and be eligible for the prize, you must:
1.  Become a follower of the ScrapbookPal blog
2.  Visit each of the DT blogs and leave a comment (feel free to follow us too!)
3.  Return to the ScrapbookPal blog and leave a final comment stating that you have completed the blog hop!

Your next stop is Crystal Butler
Happy hopping and good luck!!


Saturday, April 23, 2011


So excited to announce....

...that I have been asked to join the Kanban Crafts Design Team!
 
I first learned of Kanban Crafts during the CHA show this past summer and loved their styles and products and I am just overly excited to have the chance to work with their products, this amazing team, and show all of you what they are all about! 

Debbie Sherman - Our DT Lead!
Dana Tater
Linda Abadie
Jennifer Priest
Jamie Cripps (Me!)
Tina Guigui
Tammy Nelson

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Don't Forget....

The ScrapbookPal.com Flower Power Blog Hop starts tomorrow!  There will be a chance to win a Cricut Cartridge! :)


Preciously Sweet

More old photos!  These were from October 2002, Gannon was three months and Hannah was almost 3 years old!  Cuties!  Is it just me or are all these babies photos making me think that I need more!?  Ya...I better put the baby paper away for a while! :) 
Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Cardstock: Bazzil
Punches: Martha Stewart Around the Page
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Misc: Ribbon

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Baby Love

Look at how tiny the kids are!  This was back from August 2002 - Gannon was less than a month old and Hannah was 2-1/2!  She was so motherly with him, like he was a living baby doll...so sweet.  Good memories, much better than all the arguing they do now with each other! :)
Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Cardstock: Bazzil
Punches: EK Success Border, Fiskars Circle
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Tools: Sewing Machine

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Precious Baby

Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Cardstock: Bazzil
Tools: Sewing Machine
Misc: Ribbon
Adhesive: Foam Squares

Monday, April 18, 2011


Our Little One Mini Album

Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk Ink, Chestnut Roan
Tool: Zutter Distrezz-it-All
Misc: Ribbon

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Lullaby

I love these photos of Gannon and my Mother-in-Law from 2003...She was trying to feed Gannon, but he was teasing her by putting his pacifier in his mouth!  One of my most favorite things about scrapbooking is the memories that come back when you work with photos; almost makes it seem as if it just happened.  I love the happiness they both have in their eyes, I can almost hear their giggles!
Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Punches: EK Success Border
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Jewels: Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Little Blessing

Inside:
Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Cardstock: Creative Memories
Ribbon: Misc Twine
Punches: EK Success Border, Creative Memories Heart and Star
Pen: Copic Multiliner
Jewels: Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan

Friday, April 15, 2011


Birthday Fishes!

This month with ScrapbookPal.com we are playing with the Pink by Design Stamps!  I am using the Simply Everything set - it has these adorable little fish, the cutest little bird, and so many sayings...simply everything!  :)
For this card, I trimmed the White Cardstock Base to form a 4"x4" card then trimmed the blue pattern paper to 3-3/4" x 3-1/4" and adhered it to have slight top and side borders, leaving room at the bottom to stamp the sentiment.  I punched eight 1" circles and stamped the little fish in the center of each then adhered them to the blue pattern paper.  I added a button in the center and added in small dots for fish bubbles on one of the circles.

Supplies:
Cardstock: White (The Paper Studio)
Pattern Paper: Endless Summer (Momenta)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Button: Pastel (The Paper Studio)
Twine: Mandarin (The Twinery)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Lullaby Baby

This month Scrap Tales has provided the Creative Imaginations Iron Orchard Designs Lullaby Baby Boy line for me to create with!  This line has adorable characters and beautiful paper designs!  I will be featuring several creations in the upcoming days!
Supplies:
Pattern Paper - Creative Imaginations, Iron Orchard Designs - Lullaby Baby Boy Line
Cardstock: Bazzil
Ribbon: Misc Twine
Tools: Zutter Distrezz-it-all and Sewing Machine

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Along for the Ride

During the fall we love going through corn mazes and on hayrides ...especially haunted ones!  This photo is from one of our Tackle Football Team outings where we took the boys through a corn maze.  We ended up lost ourselves but eventually found our way out the in!  Yes, the boys picked on us a lot :)  Anyway, this is one of my favorite photos of Gannon and one of the only ones I have of him from a hayride (need to make sure I get more this coming fall!).  This layout was done by piecing together Jillibean's Blossom Soup 6x6 Paper Pads!  We all know how much I love the little paper pads!  Seriously, you just can't beat the price and still get such a variety of papers! 
Supplies:
Cardstock: Green (Bazzill)
Patter Paper: Blossom Soup 6x6 Paper Pad (Jillibean Soup)
Punch: Circle Maker (Creative Memories) and Large Scallop Border (EK Success)
Adhesive: Foam Squares and Hummingbird Tape Runner (Creative Memories)
Ribbon: Cappuccino (The Twinery)
Button: Hall Pass (Autumn Leaves)
Stickers: Black Mini Kraft Alphas (Jillibean Soup)
Chipboard: Clover Alphas (Scenic Route Paper Co.)
Pen: White Gel (Sakura)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Creative Charms Design Team Call!

Creative Charms is having a Design Team Call Monday, April 11 – Sunday, April 17!

Creative Charms is an embellishment manufacturing company and we are looking for a designers to add to our design team. We are looking for several people who are passionate and excited about sharing their ideas and creativity. The designers we are looking for are in at least one of these categories: scrapbooking, card making, and altered design.

The designers shall:
· Post twice a month to the Creative Charms blog
· Post to their own personal blog and Facebook any specials and giveaways
· Contract for at least three months with an optional 3 month extension

Compensation of $30 of Creative Charms product each month with additional monetary compensation for publication in print magazines.

To apply please email the following to midori@creativecharms.com with the subject line Design Team:
· Name
· Address
· Phone Number
· Email Address
· Blog Address
· 3 of your favorite projects
· Design team experience (past and present)
· List of projects that have been published

This is such a great team to be on...get those applications in!   Good luck!

Monday, April 11, 2011


My Minions!

Another digital layout using all Creative Memories...these photos really crack me up!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Remember This

I created this card for one of the past Paper Crafts Color Challenge submission.  It wasn't picked up, but there is something about it that I really like...maybe it is the pop of blue that totally doesn't match...or maybe it is just my love for this paper!
Supplies:
Cardstock: Cactus and Royal Blue (Creative Memories)
Pattern Paper: Reminisce Spring 12x12 Additions (Creative Memories)
Punch: Scallop Circle Maker and Corner Maker (Creative Memories)
Sticker: Cheerful Title Stickers (Creative Memories)
Adhesives: Foam Squares and Hummingbird Tape Runner (Creative Memories)
Jewel: Gradient Gem Sticker Blue (Creative Charms)
Misc: Fiber and Twine

Saturday, April 09, 2011


Friends

Supplies:
Cardstock: Clay (Creative Memories)
Pattern Paper: Reminisce Christmas 12x12 Additions (Creative Memories)
Sticker: Reminisce Christmas 12x12 Additions (Creative Memories)
Punch: Cherish Punch-Around-the-Page Set (Martha Stewart) and Scallop Circle Punch (Creative Memories)
Jewels: Gradient Gem Stickers - Green (Creative Charms)
Marker: Brown Dual-Tip Marker (Creative Memories)
Tools: Paper Edger (Creative Memories)
Twine: Cappuccino (The Twinery) and Misc.
Ink: Chestnut Roan (Cat's Eye Chalk Ink)

Friday, April 08, 2011


Smile

Today is our last day of Spring Break and we have been super busy with activites and friends!  I promise to get back to visiting your blogs next week so I can get caught back up on your projects!  Thanks for understanding! :)

This is a layout that I created for Creative Memories using one of my favorites, the Scallop Circle Maker (the one I use to make those flowers!)!  This time I cut them in half to make a banner!
Supplies - All Creative Memories:
Cheerful Tone-on-Tone Paper
Cheerful Designer-Print Paper
Cheerful Paper Ribbon
Cheerful Paper Buttons
Cheerful Title Stickers
Cheerful Storybox
Scallop Circle Maker
Foam Squares
Scoring Rotary Blade


Click HERE to see full product detail and instructions!

Thursday, April 07, 2011


Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cartridge!

The new Cricut cartridge "Stork's Delivery" offers hundreds of designs that you can create...but did you know that it's not JUST for baby projects?  All of these cards were created from the cartridge!


**All supplies are Creative Memories**



Did you notice those rolled flowers on the "Miss You" and "Thanks" cards?  YEP, that is also a cut on the cartridge...all you have to do is wrap it! 
You can see detailed instructions for the cuts on the "Thanks" card HERE!

Want to see more ideas?  Be sure check out what some of the other Creative Memories Design Team members created by visiting the Project Center...click HERE!
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