Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Gray!

This layout is for Scrapbook Steals online challenge #3: Thankful. I also used the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays 10/28. It's been awhile since I have played over there! This sketch was perfect for these photos of my husband and I being pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Gray! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween!

Here is my recipe:

Tie the Knot and Songbird cricut cartridges
Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection
Martha Stewart border punch
Stampin' UP's Rose Red ink
By the Yard Thickers
Making Memories blossoms and brad

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I made this Halloween card really quick this afternoon. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the ghost costume. The pp is from Fancy Pants Trick or Treat and I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom. The sentiment is from Pink by Design's A Haunting We Will Go. I love how they stamp!! I used Stampin' UP's Only Orange ink. And I got to use my new word window punch for the first time along with the modern label! Thanks for stopping by!

Off the Wall Craftiness #31: inspiration photo
Fantabulous Cricut #33: Frighten me...or not

With This Ring...

This LO is for Scrapbook Steals online crop challenge #2. We had to follow this recipe:

1 sheet of shaped paper
2 photos (no more, no less)
3 words in your title
4 chipboard embellishments and / or flowers
5 sentences in your journaling

I used Basic Grey's Eva collection for the papers, chipboard, and alphas. I used the Songbird cricut cartridge to make my die cut sheet since I only had 1 die cut paper and it wasn't the right colors for what I wanted. I really like how it came out. For the journal sheet, I used a QuicKutz embossing folder. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #4, CFTA #6

I made this card using the sketch for Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #4 and Challenges from the Attic #6 to use ONLY black and white. This sketch is for a gatefold card. This is my first attempt at a gatefold. Scrapbook Steals had excellent directions on how to make one here. This was sooooo easy! I think it took me a total of 5 minutes to make this card. I did have a hard time finding the black and white pp that I wanted to use! I finally found some in my retired Stampin' UP stash. I used stamps from SU's Happy Moments and Vintage Labels. I used basic black ink and punched out the sentiment with my 1 3/4 circle punch. The ribbon was also from my stash. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #15

It's Mid Week Mojo time again! Number 15 this time so we are halfway to another Diamond Club! This week also counts as challenge #1 for tomorrows special online crop. There were 3 other challenges posted today so I have a lot of work to do! I am on a roll with my wedding pictures now! This layout is of my mom's side of the family. I think I will try to do my dad's side of the family and Steve's family with the other challenges posted today.

Here is my recipe:
Basic Grey Bittersweet collection: pp, journal block
Tie the Knot, Home Accents, and Songbird Cricut cartridges
brads from BG Euphoria, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Making Memories
flowers from Prima, Making Memories, and Creative Impressions
Stampin' UP Rose Red ink and marker

Ok I am off to the next challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Happy Birthday Tree part 2!

Today is my husband's 36th birthday! I had a hard time deciding what to do for his card. I eventually decided on the color combo from Off the Wall Craftiness #30 and the sketch from Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #3. I used the pagoda cricut cartridge to cut out the tree and the "celebrate" for the inside. I used Close to my Heart Precious Alphabet stamps for "celebrate" since the diecut came out way too small and was unreadable. The ink is SU's Handsome Hunter. The pp is from Basic Grey's Mellow collection. The brown cardstock is Stampin' UP's chocolate chip and the green is some from my stash. The ribbon is American Crafts and the 36 is from my package of By the Yard Thickers. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cheap Stickles free!

I was working on a couple different things today, but neither is ready for posting. So I thought I would share what I did over the weekend. My drawer that I was storing my Stickles in was getting full and I really wanted some way to store them upside down. I used this amazon box that normally would have just gone in the recycling. I used my creative memories circle cutter to make 1" circles on the 2 top flaps. Then I used an exacto knife to cut the circles out since the circle cutter didn't go all the way through. My husband was helping me with that. :) Then he constructed a few supports inside the box so that it wouldn't collapse. Then we taped it all shut! As you can see, I have plenty of extra holes for more! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Good Morning friends! I really wanted to enter Erin Lee Creative's Laughy Taffy Sassy Challenge. She made an adorable wedding card using her Peachy Keen Laughy Taffy stamps. And guess what? The prize is a set of those stamps! I really want those stamps! I love all of the PK face stamps! I placed my first order this weekend for the everyday character face assortment and I can't wait to get them! I made this card for my cousin's birthday. I really like how the shoe came out. And I couldn't decide what stamp to use for the sentiment so I used a bunch of them to decorate the tissue paper to wrap her present in. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is my recipe:
Stampin' UP: Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo cs, Bermuda Bay dsp, modern label punch, Bermuda Bay and Rose Red ink
Summer in Paris and Lacy Labels cricut cartridges
Basic Grey pearls
Making Memories Wedding jewel
ribbon from my stash
Pink by Design Shopaholic stamps

I am also entering this in the Challenges from the Attic #5 to "Think Pink."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

You're too kind!

Good Morning bloggy friends! This is a quick post to show a thank you card that I made yesterday. I used Stampin' UP cardstock, ribbon, scallop oval punch, ink, and Whimsical Words. The leaf/acorn border was cut from the Doodlecharms cricut cartridge. I added gold stickles to the leaves. I added the metal Making Memories "Thank You" curling tag to the ribbon. And it only took me two tries to tie the bow this time! The pp is from the Basic Grey Indian Summer collection. I cut the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

PPC #35: regal rose, chocolate chip, tempting turquoise
Mojo Monday #161: sketch
Fantabulous Cricut #32: leaf
Frosted Designs: die cut
Papercraft Star #18: recipe: thank you theme, dry embossing, cricut cut, metal

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #14

I am so glad Scrapbook Steals is putting out a sketch on a weekly basis because it keeps me going on my scrapping! This is my 3rd page I have done for my wedding album! I used Bazzill and Stampin' UP cardstock. The die cuts are from Heritage, Sweethearts, and Tie the Knot. I dressed up the title and the dove with a little Diamond Stickles. I love how the bouquet came out. I used my new I-rock to add the gems to the center of the flowers. So easy! I used my Creative Memories wavy ruler to cut out the strips of Lovely Flowers dsp from Stampin' UP. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yes, more blog candy!

Oh my, I found so more blog candy that I would LOVE to win! Since I only have 1 copic marker, this would be awesome! The Stamping Boutique is giving away 36 copics!! And some other goodies thrown in there! Go check it out here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Yummy Blog Candy!!

I stumbled across this blog candy up for grabs today in my blog surfings. You have no idea how much I want to win this one! Look at all those Stampin' UP sets!!! You can enter here!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OTWC #29, Wee Memories #27, CFTA #4, PTT #17

I got my inspiration for today's cards from Georgiana over at Carson's Cricut Creations. You can check out her adorable card here. I have been wanting to do something with a lot of buttons for awhile and when I saw her card I knew what I wanted to do. I also had the perfect color combo for a lollipop with Off the Wall Craftiness #29. Wee Memories #27 is to "Celebrate good times." Challenges from the Attic #4 was to include the word friend or friendship. And this weeks Party Time Tuesdays #17 was anything goes.

Here is my recipe:
pp and cardstock all from my scrap box
Martha Stewart border punch
ribbon from Michaels
Misc. buttons from Basic Grey
"Happy Birthday" tag from Making Memories
Stampin' UP's Teeny Tiny Wishes and modern label punch
Paisley cricut cartridge

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #13

Here is my LO for Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #13. This sketch was done by a Scrapbook Steals fan! I really enjoyed this sketch. It looked to me like a 1, 2, 3 sequence. I used some pictures from after my wedding. The photographer wanted to get a shot of Steve dipping me. However, I felt like I could barely move in my dress so the third picture is as far as I could go! I used pp, brads, and a journal sticker from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. I welded the title, "Ready, Set, Dip," on my gypsy with gypsy font. I lost the dot of the I so I used my brand new I-Rock (that just came in the mail, Thanks Kristi from Little Paper Sprinkles!) to adhere a purple gem. The heart die cut is from the Wedding solutions cartridge. The ribbon is from the American Crafts Noir collection. I used Stampin' UP's Going Gray cardstock, Blushing Bride cardstock, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write marker to do the journaling. I really like how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Happy Birthday Tree!

Here is a fall themed birthday card. I started with Stampin' UP's soft suede for the card base. The pp is from the Basic Grey Indian Summer Collection. I used the arch lattice punch by Martha Stewart on the bottom. The tree was cut out from the Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge using soft suede, crushed curry, and very vanilla cardstock. I ran the tree base through the cuttlebug. Then I added some gold stickles to the leaves. The ribbon is chocolate chip grosgrain. The sentiment is from Vintage Labels and punched out with the curly label. I also decorated the inside with the extra strips from the pp. The stamp is from Whimsical Words.

Off the Wall Craftiness #28: inspiration photo
Challenges from the Attic #3: use a tree
Party Time Tuesdays #16: fall themed birthday card
Cricut Cards #46: anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Show me your bling
My Pink Stamper: fall project

Monday, October 11, 2010

Birthday Wishes!

Here is a quick birthday card that I whipped up this afternoon. All of the supplies are Stampin' UP except the white cardstock. I started with a rich razzleberry base. The pp is Certainly Celery. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the first piece. I used a stamp from Asian Artistry. I inked the grass with Always Artichoke and then used a sponge dauber with Page Craft Peony ink (in place of rich razzleberry, I should have a rich razzleberry stampin' write marker in 2 days!!) to dab the flowers. I also used the peony ink for birthday wishes, from Wow Flowers, and then embossed it with some clear Zing embossing powder. I punched it out with the modern label punch. Then I finished it off with a rich razzleberry ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #2: sketch
PPC #34: rich razzleberry, certainly celery, always artichoke
Party Time Tuesday #15: birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges #58: birthday

Friday, October 8, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #12, Frosted Designs 10/08

Today is the day I started my wedding album!!! I used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #12. This is a picture that my matron of honor, Nicole, took right after I finished putting on my dress. It turned out to be one of my favorite shots! I successfully welded the words wedding day using the gypsy font. The heart is from Sweethearts. The pp, blossoms, journal page, rhinestone, and looking glass sticker are all from the Making Memories Wedding collection. Bride is from Jolee's Boutique. I embossed the purple cardstock with a cuttlebug folder and then ran my silver ink pad over the image. I LOVE how it came out! I am also entering this in today's challenge over at Frosted Designs to use your own handwriting on something. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Big Winner

I made this birthday card using the sketch from Papercraft Star challenge #16. All of my supplies are Stampin' UP except for the card base and the ribbon. The ribbon is some of my blog candy winnings from Beadz blog. The stamps are from Game Night, Card Games, and Wow Flowers. The paper is from the Jackpot collection. I used Real Red and Basic Black ink. The sentiment was punched out with the modern label punch. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thanks a Melon!

Who doesn't need a thank you card on hand? I liked this one from the Just Because cricut cartridge. Although it did cause a few problems. I didn't cut out the card base from the cartridge since I already had one ready that was the right color. So I used the real dial size for the first time to cut out the watermelon and the words. But it was kind of tricky figuring out what size was the "right" size. I cut out "Thanks a Melon" at 1 1/2 inches and then tried to cut out the "thanks a" at the same size but it was too big. So then I thought ok that needs to be half the size because it's half the word. Well 3/4 inches was too small. The "a" mostly fit so I just used that part. I think it looks ok. I used the color combo from PPC #33. And the challenge over at Wee Memories #25 is Tutti Frutti! Thanks for stopping by! (The card base is navy blue even though it looks purple in the picture!)

Monday, October 4, 2010

OTWC #27, Mojo Monday #159, Paper Playtime #19, CFTA #2

I was able to use this card for several challenges. The inspiration photo is from Off the Wall Craftiness challenge #27. The sketch is from Mojo Monday #159. Paper Playtime challenge #19 is to use ribbon, buttons, or rhinestones. Last but not least, Challenges from the Attic #2 was to color something. I loved the colors in the inspiration photo. It reminded me of a wedding or anniversary. By using "best wishes" I left it open to either. Here is my recipe:

American Crafts ribbon
Martha Stewart border punch
Ink it Up chocolate brown ink
Stampin' UP: soft suede card base, Le Jardin dsp, Vintage Labels and Chic Boutique stamps, Bashful Blue ink, Stampin' Write markers in So Saffron and Bashful Blue

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #11

The sketch for Mid Week Mojo #11 was perfect for the last page of my engagement album! I am so happy to have it finished. Now I can move on to organizing my wedding photos so that I can start scrapping them! This will be a much longer process!! But I am excited to start using all the fun wedding stuff I have collected!

Here is my recipe: Picturesque and Dreams Come True cricut cartridges
Stampin' UP: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and Certainly Celery cardstock
flower brads
Eastern Blooms stamps
Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze ink

Thanks for stopping by!