Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I am so addicted to these scalloped cards.. as you can tell I got a little carried away.

Cardstock - DCWV Patterned Paper - DCWV Diecut - K & Co Flower - Prima Rubon - Grace Taylor Gems - Kaisercraft & Recollections

Glitter Cardstock - DCWV Patterned Paper - DCWV Stamp - Grace Taylor Ink - Colorbox Diecut Flowers - K & Co Pearls - Prima E-line

Patterned Paper - My Mind's eye Alphabet Soup Glitter Cardstock - DCWV Rubon - Grace Taylor Glitter Heart - K & Co

Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Glitter Cardstock - DCWV Giraffe - My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup Glitter Heart - K & Co

I have a ton more but don't want to bore you all with the details, you get the idea.

Have a fab day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Is it really Saturday again....

This week has just gotten away from me. I'm looking forward to getting back into the Kindergarten routine next week, I tend to thrive in routine because I know what to expect. Personality flaw alert! I am not that easy going, I would like to be, I am just not. I am trying to work within my limitations ha!

So anyways, went scrapbooking last night with my friend Tammy, Hi Tammy! and had such a fun time hanging out, as always not that productive but was awfully good for the soul. Thanks girl I'm looking forward to next time already.

A couple of cards I wanted to share, I think these turned out really cute if I do say so myself, I'm going to try and make some more today. The sun is shining though so who knows what the day holds!

Papers and Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious Stamp - American crafts Gems and Brads - No idea!

Cardstock - DCWV (Orange) American crafts (Grey) Bazzill (Green) Gems - Kaisercraft
Patterned Paper for the stars - Teresa Collins Stamp - Hero Arts

Wishing you all a sunshiney weekend.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cards, cards and more cards .....

I have been flip flopping big time between my layouts and my cards, it seems no matter which I'm working on I seem drawn to the other. I think I need a bit of focus, my mind is going way faster than I can actually work.

I have done a few cards for the Card-a-day Challenge over at 2peas...

I made this one for my friends little girl who's party is in the weekend, it was all going fine until Olivia wanted to put the 3 on herself, now the balance is a little off but it was made with love.

Patterned Paper - Basic Grey & MME Chipboard - Basic Grey Ribbon - Have no idea!

I took just a few little supplies with me on holiday and of course because I was so limited I had loads of time and inspiration sigh! always the way. So I whipped up these two cards.
Patterned Paper - MME Alphabet Soup Ribbon -orange - American Crafts Green - no idea Lettering - Basic Grey
Diecut - Nestabilities (Thanks Bee!)

Patterned Paper - MME Fine and Dandy 6x6 pad Diecut - Nestabilites Rubon - Grace Taylor

Paper - MME Stamps - Truck (Tim Holtz) Sentiment (Hero Arts) Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I'm trying to do a few more masculine cards, you know, because boys have birthdays too. I recently got these Tim Holtz stamps for that purpose and I really like them. I think my Dad maybe had a truck like this, guess what you're getting on your birthday card this year Dad! Surprise!
I really like this woodgrain embossing folder, sorry I have no clue who makes it, it was in a random two pack at my local warehouse.

Have a fab day everyone!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 - It's going to be a great year!

I want this to be a super creative year for me, so I'm really trying to get involved in lots of different challenges.

Last year I ran the Card-a-day Challenge over at 2peas and that was great for my production, I didn't make a card a day but I did make three or four a week, and the girls that stuck with me on that challenge were so great. We are back for another year and have got a whole lot of new recruits which is always a good thing. It makes somewhere like 2peas which is huge seem a little bit smaller, these girls will notice if you're not around and that's a nice feeling.

Between the card challenge and creating items for my store, my actual scrapbooking has kind of fallen to the way side and that is one thing I want to focus on this year too. It's easy to get in a funk with scrapbooking (for me, that's because it's emotional) and it can be far easier to focus on projects that don't involve that side of me. So I have joined a challenge on 2peas to keep me accountable and participating. I joined the Calendar girls group because they seemed a friendly lot. I think there are four challenges a month and I know I can keep up with that, I had actually done all four challenges in a week on holiday but couldn't post them.

So I have a few layouts to share:

The girls and their best friends sitting outside having lunch
Cardstock - Bazzill Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket

My sweet and very strong four year old
Cardstock - American Crafts Patterned Paper - Basic Grey & MME Embellishments - Basic Grey

This one is still a little warped after the glimmer mist I'm going to have to find some big books to flatten it out again.
Cardstock - Bazzill Patterned Paper - House of 3 Pink Paislee Lettering & Ribbon - Making Memories

The girls in their reindeer antlers, so fun!
Cardstock - Bazzill Patterned Paper & Diecut - Cosmo Cricket Buttons - Autumn Leaves

Anyways, thanks for stopping by, I will have some more things to share in the next few days.
Have a fab day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

December Daily - EPIC FAIL

So the album was all done, I was ready to go, we had so many plans for December, so many fun things to do. Then Liv got sick with this horrible virus that latest about a week, then I got it and then Sophia. So that was our December. I felt so sorry for the girls, it was really rough.

I was disappointed but it will be ready for this year.
Anyways I really wanted to get back into the blog because I have so much going on and so much to share.

I don't think I mentioned this already but I took part in a crafty swap on felt (the site where my store is) click the link at the top if you're interested. Anyways I took part in this swap and I wanted to share what I sent out, we received a little info like who they would like a gift for and what colours they liked. So I made these journals:

I was really happy with how they turned out, one great thing with papercrafting is no matter what colours people want I can do it!
Tomorrow I will be back to share some layouts, yes I said layouts, it's been a long time since I have done any, but I have done quite a few in the last week or so.
Also I will be sharing what challenges I have signed up for this year.
That's tomorrow
See you then