Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More swaps

This time I have a cookie swap and a healthy eating swap. I bought this cute margarita paper a few years ago and never had anything to use it on so I used my margarita chicken recipe and whala! I used stickles and pop dots on it too. The purple paper is some of the Bling paper as well. I love how this turned out.

Next is the cookie swap. The paper is some of the Mickey's kitchen and the little chef had is Mrs. Grossman stickers on pop dots. I also love how this one turned out. These are probably 2 of my favorite swap cards thus far.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bronc Buster Coasters

I made this set of coasters using the Bronc Buster and Wanted stamp sets from SU. I love how they turned out. The picture isn't the greatest but you get the general idea. These are so fun to make and so easy and make great gifts!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Evening with Carlos Mencia

In October my friend Michelle and I went to see Carlos Mencia. Funny, funny guy. We got to meet him and get our picture taken with him so what a better way to preserve those memories then to scrap it! Everything I used can from paper packs from with Walmart or Hobby Lobby! The cuts for the words are Opposites Attract and the Parental Advisory and Bulls Eye are from Indie Art. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fright Train

November 1st some friends and I dressed up and rode the Fright Train (1880 Train partnered with Prairie Berry Winery). Here is my layout.

Randomness thrown into one entry

First is a thank you card I made (and as I'm looking, the yellow thank you strip isn't straight!). I used alcohol inks on the flower to get the right color to match the paper.

This is actually a thank you card I made for a lady that hosted a cooking class for my church group on crepes. So yummy and I thought the theme fit well.

Lastly, another card for one of my addictions (swaps). This is for a crockpot swap that I am hosting. You can't really see but the word delicious is glimmer misted and there are little pearls for the dots on the eyes. I got to use the new graphically speaking cart for my cricut.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another Valentine swap

I used the same recipe, I figured it was already typed out so I might as well, plus it's 2 different forums. I used paper from the Rock Star stack and some bling paper for the lips.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mad about Manicotti **Edited with finished card**

Here is my card for the 4X6 "amore" recipe swap that I'm in. The white cut heart I will fill in with pink stickles. Opinions? I'm not 100% sold that I like it yet.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Starbucks candy holder

I made these little treat holders for the scrapbook retreat I went to a few weeks ago for my girls to enjoy while scrappin' I just keep forgetting to post pictures. Again, it's the Bo-Bunny dot paper that i love so much.

This is what I did this weekend

I made cards almost all's what I made. I got these new stamps from I Break for Stamps that make me laugh. They are in their humorous seniors series. Then I used my Twisted Sentiments set from My Favorite Things and you get the next 4 slightly naughty, yet funny cards.

Next, Grandpa asked if I could make him a few golf related thank you notes. I don't know what I used this golf paper for in the past but thankfully I had it in my scraps bin and thus, 2 thank you notes born.

Lastly, I just love these new stamp sets I have from Stampin' Up so I made this card. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby card

This is a card I scraplifted from Hambo Stamps Blog for my cousin who is having a little boy in December/January. Used my own finger print and the one little swimmer still needs a tail.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

All Scraps

Here's a card I made for my uncle for his birthday. I'm trying to use a bunch of scraps cuz my stash is getting a little too full for my taste. I have no clue what the paper is other then the shiny stuff from Wal-mart again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More swaps

So here is my latest swap that I did for the Cricut forum. It's 8X8 and it was called Starters and Finishers (appetizers and desserts). For my starter I did fresh Veggie Pizza. I used a bunch of scraps and stash papers that I don't know where they even came from.

My finisher is actually a Weight Watchers recipe that I love for Key Lime Pie. I used some of that crazy paper from the Wal-Mart stack that I never thought I would use but bought anyway and it's actually growing on me. Then I used some cheap patterned paper from Hobby Lobby and some ribbon from the stash as well and a little green brad and some bling at the bottom.

I don't think I've posted all my swpas on here but in the last week I've mailed out 3 swaps and have this one ready to go out in todays mail. I've been a busy girl.

Here's my plug for Altered Art Playground....go check out there blog! They have lots of fun new stuff and contests. Tell them I sent ya :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Weekend retreat

This last weekend was the Scrappin' Ladies retreat so I met the girls up there and we scrapped all weekend. This is Michelle, Pat and Myself. Kris couldn't make it but we missed her!

Here's what I worked on this weekend...this is my cookie sheet calendar. I used the pirate princess paper by Rusty Pickle. I'm in love with this line. Everytime I order online I have to order more of this. I know, I'm obsessed. The flowers are from Petaloo. All the numbers and months and holidays are magnetic so they can be moved. Everything is stored on the back side.

My trip to Maine was what, 3 years ago and I'm still scrappin' pictures of it? Here are the pictures from Acadia National Park. I don't remember what the plaid paper is but the accent paper is Bo-Bunny's dot paper. I love this stuff! The back side looks like suede and that's what I love more then the dots.

I had too many pictures to fit on this layout so my top right picture I made into an accordion thing. When you pull on it, you can view the other 4 photos that I wanted on here. My trees are cut from Doodlecharms and the bottom hills and trees are from Plantin Schoolbook, the words are from Opposites Attract (thanks Kendra for letting me borrow this cart).
Next I did the pictures from the Texas Titan roller coaster that I rode last summer at 6 Flags Over Texas. I loved this coaster! It was a 255 foot almost straight down drop into a dark tunnel. Best coaster I've ridden on yet! I used paper by Moxxie and embellies from Jolee's. I also bought some crazy mirror paper from Walmart and used that for the words.
I've been graduated from college since 2001 and these pictures are just getting scrapped as well. All is card stock from Hobby Lobby and embellies from Jolee's.

Last I scrapped the pics of the girls and I from our retreat in April up at Storm Mountain. This is where I met Kri, Pat and Michelle. I love scrappin' with you girls!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My new addiction

As I think I've mentioned in a previous post, I've just learned what a Swap is, and I've become addicted to them. Here are my current Swap pieces going out in this weeks mail.

1st is my diabetic strawberry pie recipe for an 8X8 swap. I used some Doodlebug sugar (love this stuff but messy), some glimmer mist and a stamp from Stampin' Up's Wanted set.

The 2nd swap is for turkey leftovers, also an 8X8 swap. All cuts are from Doodlecharms from the cricut. You can't really tell but I've used glossy accents on the cranberries to make them look more like the canned cranberries. The only paper that was not from my scrap stash was the Picnic Table paper by Flair Designs.

Lastly, this is my Alphabet Soup swap. It was a 4X6 swap where you pick a letter and design a card with a soup that starts with that letter. Taco soup is one of my favorites. I used some paper from Hobby Lobby, some card stock and then more Sugar rom Doodlebug.

Busy weekend

1st her is the latest in my card department. I scraplifted parts of this card from the ladies at The Playground, see their blog HERE. The front of the card say "It doesn't matter if your a good witch or a bad witch..." The inside says "It's all about the shoes" The paper is by Moxie, it's called Eye of Newt. Its double sided and I've used both sides on this card. Had to add a little bling as well.

2nd I saw this adorable idea on Laura Pinto-Nguyen's blog and had to try for myself. It's made with an empty spool for ribbon pulled apart and covered. For the cover I used some paper from Heidi Grace Designs that I had gotten last year called Jeepers Creepers. The stuff on the inside is a little Provo Craft, also from last year, called Hallo Palooza, Some Eye of Newt from Moxie, Eat Drink and Be Scary from the Hallowhimsy collection from Imaginisce, also Eeks and Shrieks from Imaginisce, the ribbon was from Hobby Lobby. The project isn't finished and I don't know what I'm going to use for pictures to put in there but I wanted to show everyone what I had been up to this weekend.

Lastly, I took some left over Eat, Drink & Be Scary paper and made this cute little pumpkin. Still am not sold on the "leaves" on the top, might have to alter those a big, or change them completely bit I think a basket full of these by my front door might be something I want to do. I have left over halloween paper from the above project afterall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Woo Woo Buck-a-roo

So I got the Buckin' Bronc and Wanted stamp sets from Stampin' Up and had to use the Genuine stamp to complete this card. It didn't turn out as well as I had hoped but it looks ok. The blue paper is some I had in my scrap box (the store I got it at has been closed for 2 years so you know how long it's been in there), the belt and the patch is the bo-bunny dot paper.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lots of stuff to show off

First, I have been introduced to Swaps and I'm having a blast! This, although blurry, is my 2nd swap, 4X6 veggies recipe. Not due til mid November and I'm ready to go postal with them this week.

Secondly, I finally have gotten around to scrappin' my pics from when the Women's US Olympic Softball team was in Rapid. A good family friend played on the Rapid City team, #13, Kari Marsico. I used Scenic Route paper in the Liberty collection as well as some scraps to make the softballs. The pocket on the 2nd page will hold the ticket to the game as well as a few newspaper clippings I have that have been sprayed with "Make it Acid Free".

Lastly, here is my first bit of Halloween paper crafting. Frankie here is made with some Bling paper and a few black and white scraps I had laying around. I made his bolts with 2 foam pop dots stuck together and covered with black paper. His nose is also pop doted. I had such a blast making this! I can't wait for Halloween!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sympathy Card

I made this card for a friend who's husband lots his battle with cancer on Sunday. I used Bo Bunny's dot paper. The thinking of you is cut from George on the Cricut is cut from some scraps I had out of some paper packs and the flower is from a pack from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon was in the $1 section at Target. The brad and the pearls are just from my stash, I couldn't tell ya were I got them.

Inside of card reads: Our loved ones leave behind spaces in the world that can never be filled. But they also leave behind love and light in each of us, sparks of job and hope that live in our hearts and give strength to our souls.