Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You Transparency Card

I've been having lots of fun with transparencies this week. I am loving making the cards out of transparency! For this one I had Lucy put her painted handprint on. I put the pink paper on the inside of the card as well as the letters. I then added some rubons and bling to the front around the hand. It was all inspired by a card I saw Jennifer McGuire do.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Transparency Layout

This layout was tough to do, mostly because I have been sick all weekend. I'm not thrilled with the result...I'm hoping I'll like it more when I get outside and take a picture of it (inside pics make me crazy-but what can you do when it's windy and rainy out!!!) I did it-new picture is up-I am always astounded by how much better a picture looks outside!

Here's what I do like about this layout: I used really unusual colors for me and the transparency I used I have had for years!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer of Pooh Bear

As I have discussed before-my Lucy loves Pooh Bear and all things to do with Pooh Bear. These felt flowers fit perfectly with Pooh Bear and the whole layout came together perfectly. I love this layout and had so much fun doing it! I used my Cuttlebug on the clouds. I also used the Pooh & Friends, Alphalicious, Sports Mania (the grass), and Storybook cartridges.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Practical Scrappers: Felt Layout

This one is out for publication with SNR
I had very little felt in my stash to use for this challenge, so I bought a pack of felt flowers. Turns out I must have really liked them because I have now used them on 4 different projects :). And the projects came easily and were fun to do! So, yes, you will be seeing a lot of felt in the next few days.

I also am going to be doing a review of the company Crabby Crow Cartridge Rentals...I just got the Pooh & Friends cartridge in the mail, so I will be going crazy doing lots of Pooh stuff! I am sooooo excited. Check out Practical Scrappers in a few days for my review!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Weekend Contest at Practical Scrappers

This is my take for the sketch contest on Practical Scrappers this weekend. Obviously I'm not entering the contest-but wanted to complete the sketch anyway! I am not good with sketches-Ang and I sat there a little dumbfounded last night as we both tried to complete this. It definitely made us think outside our normal box!

Cards from Workshop

Last night we made cards inspired by Catherine-the winner last week at Practical Scrappers. I put my scraps box out and told everyone to pick their own papers and we then sent them thru the cuttlebug. Mine is the orange, green, and yellow one-I loved getting to see the colors everyone chose!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Practical Scrappers: Letter Sticker Challenge

This one is out for publication with SNR

This was by far the toughest challenge we've had at Practical Scrappers. I had several design team members comment on that as well! I still have some ideas I hope to play with this week-but this was my first post. I had fun sorting thru all my black letters to make words that described the family reunion. It was kind of liberating to use up so many stickers on one layout! The only thing that was hard for me about this layout was the lack of any other embellishing...I'm not used to using so little!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I know snow season is approaching-making me anxious to finish my snow pix from last year. This is the last of them-so mission accomplished!!! I made this for the shapes challenge (my scallop border is circles), but another designer did the same thing, so I decided to do another layout. I like to make sure we have as many different ideas as possible!!! It also didn't photograph as well as I'd like-but it'll do!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dat's A

One of Lucy's favorite things to do is identify animals in books. She always says "Dat's a...." This week the challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use punches. I used punches to make all the different animals. It was a lot of fun to play and see what I could come up with. I am proud to say that Lucy could identify every one of them--so I must've done alright!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kindergarten Lift

I lifted this layout from Jessica. I love to use stamps...but do you notice a mistake in this layout. Look at the word It's...argh...I'll have to find a creative way to fix that!!!


I got a nod from Cricut for the Climb layout I did last week! They publish a weekly newsletter and list some of their favorite projects from the messageboard-what an honor to get chosen.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use shape punches. I matched up a variety of patterned papers and just used my square punch to create a different background. I kept the rest of it simple to try not to overwhelm the picture.

A Scraplift!

I made this design for Practical Scrappers as they are featuring scraplifts for the weekend. This was a lift from Kim-I like hers better-but am still pleased with how mine turned out!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I just got a Cuttlebug! This is my first attempt at using it and another entry for Practical Scrappers. The tree and the circles on it are stamped. I used the new C'oredinations paper for my letters and sanded them...so fun!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Loss

Yet another page for Practical Scrappers. I made this paper by doing random stamping. It's one of my favorite things to do at workshops, it looks good and it's cost effective! This one also goes under our new weekly feature of using the Cricut or Cuttlebug. The flourishes and letters are both from the Storybook Cartridge.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Four Faves

Every year I do a layout about my kid's favorite things. This was Timmy's four year old favorites!


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