Friday, July 30, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge #24

Sorry ~ I should have given you some warning to put your shades on for this one! Today's sketch features the OCL set Flower Power! Dont' forget to play along and link your post to the OCL Blog so you have a chance to win!

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ OCL (Flower Power); Ink ~ Palette; Copic Markers (YR18, G07, RV17, V17); Nestabilities.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Bee

I found this PERFECT paper from American Crafts to use for this card ~ love it! The layout was inspired by Joslyn from the Lizzie Anne Team ~ she always has such great layouts and beautiful techniques. I used the sweet bee from the Great Expectations Sixlet set by Lizzie Anne Designs.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Class Cards

Today I have some sweet and simple cards that I made for a Sparkly Fluff class at our local scrapbook store. I used the Tweet Thang set by Our Craft Lounge. I used Real Juicy Orange Sparkly Fluff on both cards and then fluffed the brads on the second card with Lemon Drop.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lizzie Anne Project of the Month!

While I'm gone, I wanted to show you this fun project I made for the Lizzie Anne Designs Project of the Month. It's a clear card using this fun clear sheet from KI Memories.

1) Trim plastic sheet 4 1/2" x 12" and score at 6" for your card base. Round corners if desired
2) Stamp image in black ink and color. Add clear glitter to the clouds & yellow glitter to the sun.
3) Cut Nestibility shapes and embossing design with embossing folder. Attach to card base with strong adhesive.
4) Tie ribbon through button holes and attach to the corner of the image with glue dots.
5) Since the plastic sheet is transparent, you will need to add the same shape to the left side inside of the card to cover up any adhesive from the image on the front. Stamp some images and attach with strong adhesive.
6) Finish off the card with another piece of cardstock - be careful that the image is smaller or placed exactly in the same spot so you can't see it when the card is closed. Stamp a sentiment and leave room to write your greeting.

Supplies Used:
Stamps ~
Turn Toward the Sun - August '10 Monthly Mix; Supplies ~ Clear Plastic Starburst Sheet - KI Memories Sheer Delights; Ink ~ Palette, Copics; Clear Glitter; Button ~ Foof-a-la; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Nestabilties

Monday, July 26, 2010

Time for some BBQing...

This cute store display card I made uses two fun sets by Our Craft Lounge ~ Life is a Picnic & Bring on the BBQ . I also used a little bit of 24 Kt Gold Sparkly Fluff on the corn and some Appletini Sparkly Fluff on the grass to make the image pop!

I'm off to CHA today ~ can't wait to share all the fun new things with you. But don't worry, I have posts scheduled all week.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Stamps by Lizzie Anne Designs ~ Brilliant Blooms Sixlet Set

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy, Happy, Happy...birthday!

No chit chat today ~ working away on CHA projects. Just wanted to share this project using my Say It Big set by Our Craft Lounge. Have a great day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge #23

I'm going a little outside of my safe zone today with this card. I am not much a silhoutte girl ~ I like them, but I can't always do them. So for today's sketch I tried it ~ and felt pretty OK about the result. I used two OCL sets today ~ Fishing with Dad & Vintage Swirls for the background. This card is in honor of my dad today because it's his birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!

Today's sketch is based on one of my cards ~ here is my original (which is much more my style). This card is somewhere on my blog, but after spending 10 minutes hunting for it, I just decided to put up the picture. I used the very popular set Out for a Spin on my original card.

So go take a peek at the sketch on the OCL Blog and see what you come up with this week.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wanna come LOUNGE with us?

Hey Peeps ~ welcome to another Thursday! Are you heading to Chicago for CHA next week? Well if you do, make sure you stop by the OCL booth (#2020) to say hello! In fact, the cute little bar and stool in my card today will look very familar to you if you do stop by. These images are from the set called Live, Laugh, Lounge and they match our CHA booth exactly!

I had lots of fun playing with new sets yesterday and can't wait to show you all the 3D projects I made! Soon girls, very soon!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Turn Toward the Sun!

That's the name of this month's edition of the Monthly Mix by Lizzie Anne Designs. My card for today is a super simple and very FAST card. I simply stamped the image on my yellow pattern paper and trimmed it to fit inside the scalloped Nestability. Both pattern papers are by October Afternoon (Thrift Shop & Fly a Kite).

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IHP Challenge Day!

It's time to USE IT UP! Kate has a HUGE stash of 12x12 pattern paper just dying to be played with and it's all on sale! So our design team challenge this month was to use some of those gorgeous papers. I think I used 7 different papers on this scrapbook page. All of the papers came from some fun kits Kate has by My Mind's Eye ~ Hello Beautiful & Isn't She Lovely. Then I added some buttons and added some Hero Arts gems ~ just so they weren't naked!

Here's a list of the DT girls so you can see what they came up with this month!


Monday, July 19, 2010

I get by...

I'm in full blown craziness this week ~ the kids are home, I am the taxi service and hubby is out of town. AND...I'm trying to get ready for CHA. So much to do, so little time.

I made this card ages ago for a possible class ~ it didn't happen, but I like the card. I used the Flower Power set by Our Craft Lounge.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Flower Power); Ink ~ Palette, Copics (YR18); Nestibilities.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Digging through the files

What a busy week I had! Both kids were out of town visiting with family so it was just me and my hubby. We both put in long hours for work & CHA is just around the corner ~ so you know I've been stamping up a storm.

Two years ago for CHA, I was asked by Jackie at Inky Antics to do some samples for her. I can't believe it, but I found several cards that I never blogged! So I thought I'd share one with you today.

I will have scads of new stuff to share with you in a few weeks!

ETA: the blue circle is a scalloped circle (Nestabilities) and I trimmed the edges off.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Notes on File

Hello Peeps & welcome to this month's edition of the Lizzie Anne Design Team Challenge. This month we are using items you wouldn't normally find on a card.

So the item I chose is the clip on the top right-hand. Now I realize it's just some sort of metal paperclip; however, what I found so interesting was how I got these clips. You know how dress shirt usually come all nicely folded with about a million straight pins? Well these clips were used to hold the dress shirt in place rather than straight pins. I thought I could probably do something with them, so I held on to them. You can see the full clip at the bottom of the picture.

So since the clip is very much like a paper clip, it gave me the idea to do a file folder card and attach the note to it.

And here is the cute NOTE that I attached to my file folder. The stamped images are from two of the Lizzie Anne Monthly Mixes ~ August '10 (Turn Toward the Sun), May '10 (Dream Big), and I used the "notes" image from the September '09 (Something to Crow About).

Here is a list of all the girls playing along today & you can see more info on the Lizzie Anne Blog. Don't forget to read the stories on on the girls blogs, they are pretty funny.


Enjoy the lovely creations!

Friday, July 16, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge #22

It's another fun Friday and I'm all ready to go with the OCL weekly sketch challenge!!! I couldn't believe my luck this week when I looked at my work table and found this card base and then looked at my sketch and found that IT WAS THE SAME LAYOUT! So I just needed to figure out an image. That wasn't hard because I picked up my favorite floral set ~ Pretty Petals. I just LOVE this set! I also pulled out Say it with Flowers for the sentiment & Whispy Patterns for the background. The pattern paper is from October Afternoon (Thrift Shop).

Don't forget to play along so you have a chance to win a free OCL set ~ you can find the sketch on the OCL Blog!

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Pretty Petals, Whispy Patterns, Say it with Flowers); Ink ~ Palette, Copic Markers (E07, YG95, R22, R49); Pattern Paper ~ October Afternoon (Thrift Shop); Stickles ~ Star Dust.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mix It Up Blog Hop Day!

Woohooo! It's the 15th and that means it's once again time to MIX IT UP with a Monthly Mix Blog Hop & the Lizzie Anne girls!

I love when it's time to reveal a new Monthly Mix! The set for August is called Turn Toward the Sun & this cute little boat is one of my very favorite images form the set. It is a solid stamp, so I inked it in the lighter blue and then used my navy blue marker for the bottom of the boat and the flag before I stampled the image onto my paper. NOTE: DO NOT use Copic Markers or other alcohol based markers.

Here are all the other players ~

Stephanie Muzzulin
Patricia Hays
Tricia Ulberg (Lizzie)
Joslyn Nielson
Taylor Usry
Deb Felts
Jeanne Streiff
Maren Benedict
Wendy Price
Kendra Wietstock
Jeni Allen

And finally, here is the new Mix.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Friend...

Here's another card from my stamping spree last week. To make the background, I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and then chalked over them with pink and sage chalk. I used the pretty flowers and sentiments from the Hello Friend set by Lizzie Anne Designs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's a PURR-fect Day!

ACK! I got up this morning and realized I hadn't written a blog post for today. That doesn't happen very often. Thankfully I have a pile of cards ready to be blogged. One day last week, I finished 9 cards in one day ~ I was rockin' and rollin'!!!

On today's card, I used the cute little Sixlet set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Playful Pals. Of course, I had to make a calico kitty because of my own little girl Ally.

Don't forget about Lizzie Anne's Anniversary sale this week ~ 40% off your order (not including retired or the Monthly Mix).

Also... this week LAD is sponsoring the Card Positioning Challenge over on the CPS Blog! The prize for the winner is our adorable Sweets and Treats stamp set. So head over to the CPS Blog to play along. You can see my version of the sketch on yesterday's post ~ HERE.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Clean and Simple

I thought I'd share a super simple 5 minute card with you today. To add some texture to the simple flower image, I inked it up and then lightly stamped it on an embossed piece of paper to make the dots. It's an easy-peasy technique that you can see HERE. All of the images are from the July Monthly Mix by Lizzie Anne Designs.

And now for some Lizzie Anne news...

This week is their anniversary & they are having a big, HUGE, spectacular Anniversary Sale this week ~ 40% off your entire order! (Does not include retired or Monthly Mix stamps). This is the biggest sale they have ever had...just a way of saying thanks to the loyal LAD Fans.
Here's what you need to do. After filling up your shopping cart with all your must-have Lizzie Anne Stamps, enter the following code on checkout: Anniversary
Coupon good through July 11th - 17th ONLY! It will take 40% off all the eligible products in your cart on checkout. Have fun shopping!

More news... this week LAD is sponsoring the Card Positioning Challenge over on the CPS Blog! The prize for the winner is our adorable Sweets and Treats stamp set. So head over to the CPS Blog to play along. You can see my version of the sketch on yesterday's post ~ HERE.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lizzie Anne Designs & the CPS Sketch Challenge

Hello Peeps ~ It's Sunday and I don't usually post a big long thing on this day of the week; however, today Lizzie Anne Designs is sponsoring the CPS weekly sketch so I just had to play along!

So here is the sketch for this week. Now I thought the notch on the left side of the sketch was rather interesting, but rather than cut it out, I made it a hinge for my card.

So here is my version of the sketch.... It's an ice cream gift card holder. You just pull the ribbon forward to open the card.

Here is view #2 of the card. As you can see, the card stays closed with a magnet.

And finally, here is the inside of the card with the gift card.

Now don't forget to play along on the sketch and leave your link over at the CPS site because there is a fabulous prize involved. In fact, it's this fun set called Sweets & Treats! And look at this fun matching digital paper by Lizzie Anne Designs ~ also called Sweets & Treats Digital Paper Pack.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Want a HUG?

Happy Saturday ~ just thought I'd share a Lizzie Anne card I made using the Merry Marine Sixlet Set. I played along on the SCS sketch challenge this week #288.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 9, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge #21

Here we are ~ it's Friday again & that means it's time for the weekly OCL Sketch Challenge. I used some pretty new paper from Little Yellow Bicycle called Boardwalk along with a summer set from last year called Life's A Beach.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for the sketch ~ make sure you add your link to the OCL Blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Birthday Tweets

I have one more card for the Color Throwdown Challenge that I posted about yesterday. I used this lovely paper called Pretty Please by My Mind's Eye along with the Tweet Thang stamp set by Our Craft Lounge. I really love this trim by Maya Road & the fun edge to the card. I used my new On the Edge die from Tim Holts called Brackets.

Don't forget to play along and leave your link on the Color Throwdown blog for a chance to win some fun prizes!

Other Supplies Used: Copic Markers (R81, R83, R85, R29, BG72, Y17); Palette Ink

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Throwdown Day!

Today is a big day!!!! The Color Throwdown site is celebrating their 100th post today and two of my teams are sponsoring some wonderful prizes for the celebration ~ i{heart}papers & Our Craft Lounge!

So here are the colors for the challenge ~ and don't worry if you don't have these exact colors, anything close will work just fine.

And here is what I came up with for the challenge today! I used a few scrapbooking sets from Our Craft Lounge called Love Notes & Life is. The green color is a little more of an olive than celery, but the red, baja and rose are all in there.

HERE are all the details & sponsors ~ I know you will want to play along! Once you've made your project, make sure you add your link to the Color Throwdown Blog so you can be entered to win some fantastic prizes!

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Life is, Love Notes); Ink ~ Palette; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Nestabilities; Pattern Paper ~ October Afternoon (Thrift Shop)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ever have one of those days...

YESTERDAY was "one of those days"!!!! Mo & Jo totally left the building and I seriously hated everything I put together. In fact, the card shown above is the third or fourth revision ~ I lost track. UGH!

Anyway, I used the weekly sketch challenge for Lizzie Anne Designs and the images are from the July Monthly Mix called Simply Sweet.

Here's hoping I've got some creative juices flowing today! Wish me luck!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Day in the Garden

Happy Monday Peeps! We took a few days off last week and went to Cedar Point Wednesday thru Friday, so no stamping for me. This weekend we were catching up around the house and just having fun with friends, so again, no stamping for me. Soooooooo, I thought I would share a few more photographs from my walk through my garden a few weeks ago ~ hope you don't mind. I'll have a new project posted tomorrow.

Have a lovely Monday!

ETA: I can't take credit for all the flowers, some are from my neighbor's garden. Also, my camera is a Canon Powershot SX20IS.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Good ol' Red, White and Blue's time for a CELEBRATION for the U.S.A. I love the 4th of July!!! Here I used the set called Patriotic Parade and covered the sweet teddy bear with Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Patriotic Parade); Ink ~ Palette; Copic Markers (E33, E31, B99, R46, Y15); Sparkly Fluff - Brown Sugar; Nestabilities.

Friday, July 2, 2010

OCL Sketch Challenge #20

Here is my version of this week's OCL Sketch Challenge. Don't forget to play along & leave your link on the OCL Blog. If you're card is chosen, you'll win a stamp set of your choice!

I had this image left over from some store samples so I though I'd see what I could do with it for this challenge. I think the ribbon at the bottom is kind of a fun touch.

Supplies from i{heart}papers: Stamps ~ Sunshine Cheer; Sparkly Fluff ~ Sugar (Our Craft Lounge); Pattern Paper ~ Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely); Nestabilities; Palette Ink; Copic Markers (Y15, Y17, Y21, C1, R83)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Creative MESS!

I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about this fun page. When the Lizzie Anne girls showed us this new single image "Creative Mess" a few months ago, I knew I really wanted to make a scrapbook page with it because I seriously explode when I am scrapbooking. The sentiment is PERFECT for me!

So last week when I was creating my Yellowstone mini album, I looked around and saw the mess I was making and decided to take some pictures. However, I must admit, I made a far bigger mess when I made this scrapbook page, I probably should have taken a new picture for this page.

Stamps Used ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Creative Mess single; background images from various Monthly Mixes: Something to Crow About (Sept '09), Harvest of Memories (Oct '09); Singing in the Rain (Feb '10); Simply Sweet (July '10).
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