Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Time to Jump for "Joy"!

"Joy" being Torendi's October 2009 kit! I've been having tons of fun playing with this kit. I think it can be used for any season. In my layout I added some beach stamps and made a summer theme. For my card I added a cute OBP owl and it seems to have given it a fall feel.

Hop on over to the Torendi Blog to see more of "Joy" and learn all about it! Can't wait to play too, run on over to the Torendi Shop and buy some "Joy" for yourself! Want some more exciting news? Torendi is now shipping ALL orders at a $5 FLAT RATE and there is NEVER any sale tax!! AWESOME!

Here is a close up of "Joy"

Close up of my layout using the joy linen tape and E.A.D rub-ons
my summer layout
E.A.D rub-ons make a quick thank you card (inside)
Here is the outside!
Be sure to give Tiff and Maren a visit today and see more projects that are sure to be full of "Joy".

Sketchy Thursday on a Wednesday and a Torendi Sneak Peek

I decided to play along with Sketchy Thursday (last Thursdays's Sketch) today. Here is the sketch

And here is my layout. I followed this sketch to the T. Oh, and the sneak peek I mentioned, I made this layout using the October Kit from Torendi, which is comes out TOMORROW!!
Paper and Rub-ons from Torendi's October Kit
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co
Ink: CTMH Chocolate, Taffy, and Twilight

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see more of the Torendi Kit and other exciting Torendi news!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Circus is Coming to Town!

Who likes the circus? You do?! Then I have the perfect product for you! It's Pop Circus OPP Tape by Shinzi Katoh Designs. Torendi carries 4 different adorable styles for your paper crafting needs. Check out the Torendi Blog today and see what Tiffany created as well.

I used sketch #7 over at Get Sketchy for my card. They have the best sketches and the extra challenge was to use distressing!
Paper: DCWV Cardsock
Embellishments: CTMH Gems and Ikea Twine
Ink: CTMH Black
Cricut: Cuttin' Up!
Other: Zip Dry and 3D foam

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friends with Flair!

I'm sure most of you know by now that Unity Stamp Company's Hip Hop Hangovers got reinvented into FRIENDS WITH FLAIR! 50 + participants have posted some Unity love on their blogs today. Go to the Unity Blog to see the list and also learn how to win 25 Unity Stamps!
My Card:

Close up of the pop ups:
I combined my Unity Stamps and Torendi September Kit (only 3 left!) to make this adorable little card. I have always wanted to go skydiving but it's never going to happen. My husband is not a fan and now I also have little ones to think about as well, one can dream right! Maybe I will try out indoor skydiving sometime.

Stamps: Unity rainbow and sentiment from past kits
Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon
Ink: CTMH Cranberry and Twilight
Other: Zip Dry and 3D foam

Monday, September 21, 2009

E.A.D Rub-ons with Some of My Favorite Papers!

You all know I have been having way too much fun with the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend line but I had to use it again and pair it up with my E.A.D Designs Rub-ons this time. Complete awesomeness!!

Rub-ons: E.A.D. Designs Sentiments in black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend 6x6
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend
Ink: CTMH Orange
Other: Zip Dry

This layout contains photos from last fall and I thought that the E.A.D. Baroque frames went perfect with the Sassafras Monstrosity line. Cause our family is full of silly monsters! ;)

Close up of on of the frames
Close up of humania paperclips

Rub-ons: E.A.D. Designs Baroque Frames in Silver
Paper: Sassafras Lass Monstrosity
Stickers: Sassafras
Embellishments: Humania Paperclips
Other: Zip Dry

Please visit the other members of the E.A.D. team today and be sure to wish Danielle good luck in her new adventures as it is her last blog hop with E.A.D.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Moxie Fab with a Limelight Sketch!

Here is another entry for the Moxie Fab World "household object" challenge. This time I paired it up with the sketch challenge on the limelight papercrafts blog.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend 6x6 and Sassafras Lass Monstrosity
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend
Stamps: Bam Pop! Pop Font 2 Numbers and Unity Stamp Co Sun and Smile
Ink: CTMH Cranberry and black
Other: Zip Dry

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Etsy Inspired #53

53 already?! WOW! I know Etsy Inspired just had their first birthday bash, I guess I didn't do the math! lol Congrats Ashley! This weeks shop is Pinky's Pet Gear and it is filled with bright colored collars for cats and dogs. While I wasn't inspired by one collar in-particular, they all screamed HEY LOOK AT ME, with their bright colors and patterns and I think this card does the same.

a little close up shot of the human paperclip

Paper: Bam Pop! from the Torendi September Kit and Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend
Embellishments: Humania Paperclip
Other: Zip Dry and DCWV cardstock

Find the above products over at Torendi! First hop on over to the Torendi blog to see the newly added products and get a coupon code good for TODAY ONLY!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A couple more challenge cards...

I combined a few challenges for these cards but they both fit in with the current Moxie Fab Challenge to have a household item as your main focal point. Soda isn't really common around our house but Chucks sure are! :)

The first card I also combined with the December card call over at the new ezine Embellish! Go check it out, it's a fun color combo and they are giving away an ipod touch to whoever ends up on the cover!

For this card I followed a sketch on the caardvarks blog. They have 3 sketches to choose from, I picked #3.
For these projects I used more goodies that you can purchase at Torendi, like the Cosmo Cricket boyfriend paper pack, boyfriend chipboard, and Bam Pop! Pop Frames 2!

GS #5

Get Sketchy blog is on their 5th sketch challenge and this is my take on it! I have actually never made a double fold card before, kinda cute (is there an official term for this?). While the weather in the Oregon Coast is BEAUTIFUL today, in a few months I'm sure I will be asking the rain to go away! ;) Of course I had to use some fun Bam Pop! products that you can find in the Torendi store. The paper is from the September 09 Torendi Kit and the stamp is from the cloudies set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Paper: Bam Pop! from the Torendi September Kit
Stamps: Bam Pop! Cloudies
Stickers: Making Memories
Ink: CTMH Twilight and Honey
Other: Zip Dry and nesties

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


While I didn't win, I was mentioned on the Moxie Fab World blog today! OMG, I don't think I could be happier!!!! (ok maybe if I won, but still, so stoked!) Go take a look and see all the other fab holiday cards that did win. Moxie Fab Blog

ALSO TORENDI OPENS TODAY AT 9:00 AM!!! :D Go to the blog at 9:00 and get all the info before you shop!!! WOO HOO! I hope the rest of my day goes this great! :D

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So Easy with E.A.D.!

Greetings from California! My vacation is winding down here and I'm hurrying home to open Torendi TOMORROW, but today is filled with 2 cute E.A.D. projects and two plane rides back to Oregon.

I love the colors of this layout, so fun, and my girls just make it that much more adorable! ;) I'm also pretty sure that you can turn the E.A.D. clock rub-ons into an actual working clock!

Paper: GCD Party it up!
Die cuts: Bam Pop! Pop Frames 2
Chipboard: K&Company
Other: Zip Dry

This frame took me maybe a minute, really! I think it's so cute and I can switch out the picture or rub-ons later if I want to. I thought the mushrooms went well with the tree background.

Rub ons: E.A.D. Mushroom, Brackets
Other: acrylic frame

Don't forget to go see the other DT Projects this week

and then back to the EAD blog

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

GS #3

I missed Get Sketchy #2, but I am back with #3! Go to the Get Sketchy Blog to see the sketch and get the details! They are also having stamp giveaways on Twitter! :) I decided to use the Torendi September Kit for my card, I hope you like it!

Torendi September 09 kit (available 9/9/09)
Ink: CTMH Taffy and Twilight
Other: Zip Dry, and DCWV Cardstock