Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cards Cards and More Cards

Here are two more attempts at the Paper Crafts Call for projects. One I LOVE, the other eh, but it was for the limited supply challenge, so I can't do much to fix it. CARDS magazine is having a call for kids cards though, so I think it would work better there.

Paper: Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy
Stamps: Odd Bird Planet Kelly's Hedgehog Left and Kelly's Hedgehog Right and sentiment
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, CTMH Chocolate and Pink Carnation.
Other: Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven Cardstock Sticker
Size: 3x6

Paper: K & Company Berry Sweet
Stamps: CTMH Life's a Jungle Set
Ink: CTMH White Daisy
Size: 4 3/4 x 5 3/4

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What happened to July?

Wasn't it just the 4th with picnics and fireworks? July is almost gone but that means it's time for another E.A.D. Designs BLOG HOP! :D This week I have a layout and a card to share, but I thought of a really cute frame I want to make, so check back for that in August!

My baby Alice at 3 months old (the stamp on red reads "isn't she lovely). Notice 3 flowers, 3 mushrooms, and 3 photos. ;)

Close up of the cute E.A.D Mushrooms and Odd Bird Planet Gnome.

I cut out these flowers on my cricut and I think they ended up matching the paper perfectly!

Paper: K & Company Berry Sweet
Stamps: OBP isn't she lovely and baby gnome
Ink: CTMH Black and Watermelon
Other: Cricut Accent Essentials, clear buttons, glitter glue, and embroidery thread, zip dry, glue dots

And here is my card, another entry for the Paper Crafts calls. Although I do have friends who are moving into their new home this week, so I might have to whip up another one! Paper piecing the house made it turn out soooo cute!

Rub-ons: E.A.D. Designs Little Houses and Retro Spring
Paper: Sassafras Lass Sunshine Lollipops wee bundle and blue DCWV cardstock
Other: Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven Monogram stickers, zip dry

Now it's time to hop along and leave some wonderful comments for my E.A.D. friends

Susan (She is lucky enough to be at CHA this week, I'm jealous)
Jacilynn (Fabulous July Guest Designer)

And last but not least the E.A.D. Design Blog!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Attempting the Paper Crafts Challenges...

and here is attempt number 1! I'm sure most of you are on the look out for magazine calls and are well aware of the Paper Crafts Magazines call for card submissions, if not HERE is the link.

Paper: DCWV Cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co Deer and OBP Sentiment
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: CTMH Black and Top Boss Tinted
Other: Pirate Gold Embossing Powder and Large Scalloped Circles Nestablities

In other crafting news, Starving Artist Stamps just relaeased 4 new sets! Go and check it out, here are two of them.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dreaming of Rainbows and Unicorns.

That's what little girls are supposed to dream about, right? This was a super fast layout to put together, but the DP makes it so cute! I'm behind on my girls scrapbooks, so I need to find some FAST and EASY ideas.

Paper: Bam Pop! Volume 3
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co "Sweet" from Be "Owl" Mine kit
Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket Jack's World
Ink: CTMH Watermelon and Orange
Other: K & Company Berry Sweet Words Chipboard
Size: 12x12

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm on the E.A.D. BLOG!

Today is my day to be the featured CT member on the E.A.D. Blog WOO HOO! Go and take a peek. (Thanks Emily!)

I whipped up three cards yesterday for the Moxie Fab Green Challenge (nothing like waiting until the last minute) but I of coursed had to use some E.A.D. rub-ons on 2 of them.

Paper: DCWV Green Cardstock and CTMH Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps: OBP Earth
Rub-ons: E.A.D. Little Houses
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie
Ink: CTMH Twilight
Other: Making Memories Sabrina Letters
Size: 5 3/8 x 4 3/8

Paper: DCWV Green Stack, Cosmo Cricket Skipping Stones, BG EVA Lavish, CTMH Black Cardstock
Rub-ons: E.A.D. Little Houses
Ink: CTMH Black
Other: K & Company Actopus to Zelephant Woodgrain Letters
Size: 5 x 7

Paper: Making Memories Great Escape Flower Ledger, White Cardstock
Stamps: Unity's Distressed Dots Background, CTMH Retro Lowercase
Ink: CTMH Cranberry, Bamboo, and Clover Meadow
Other: Making Memories Sabrina Letters, Felt flower from OBP Woodland Kit, Leaf Pin Studio Calico Kit, Cricut Cuttin' Up cartridge
Size: 5 x 7

* "N"gredients updated and Starbucks in belly!*

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Poor Little Blog

I've been bad about neglecting my blog this week so I thought I would post a couple birthday cards I made.

I LOVE this first card! I think it turned out so cute and you know I {heart} BAM POP!

Paper: BAM POP!
Ink: CTMH Cranberry and Black
Paint: Adirondack Paint Dabbers Pool
Other: Recycled Cardboard and Mailing Envelope (stamp included)

This card was for my daughter's friend who was turning 3 and likes cats.

Paper: Sassafras Lass
Ink: CTMH Watermelon and Chocolate
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co ballons, cat and numbers. Party hat unknown

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fun with Vinyl!

It's time again for another fun E.A.D. BLOG HOP!! I'm super excited to say that I finally got to put some E.A.D. vinyl on my walls! I really wanted to add some of their super cute designs in my girls room first, but I think the texture on our walls is a little to rough (Emily suggested a way to get around this though and I want to give it a try later on), so I went to work in the kitchen. Our kitchen already has a slight french theme to it and so the Bon Appetit rub on was PERFECT! I placed it just above the doorway in our kitchen that leads to the dining room.

See the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Close up!

I also got to play along with the Page Maps sketch using E.A.D. vinyl. I mentioned it before, but you should really go and play along, the prize is a $50 gift certificate to E.A.D.! You have until July 19th.

I couldn't resist taking pictures of the girls asleep in my great big bed, they looked so cozy.

Close up of the top. I again used the "extra" vinyl that comes with the rub-ons to make a top border.

(I know that the date is from almost a year ago, I am so behind)

Yes, the girls names MATCH the vinyl on the top, because they are vinyl! I have two whole sheets of Auroras and Alices that I can put wherever I want now and they are so cute too. I really recommend the name rub-ons, especially if the name you are using has an I in is, cause the dots that top the Is are too cute. (ok, I will admit that I had a slight blonde moment with these rub-ons. I ordered one of each for my girls and expected them to show up exactly the same. When I went to place them on my layout I keep trying to figure out why Aurora's name was lacking some of the hearts, flowers, etc. HELLO, she doesn't have an I in her name! lol It took me a few minutes before this dawned on me) hehe

Don't forget to hop on over to all the blogs below and find some more E.A.D. eye candy by some super talented ladies and leave them some love! Then back to the E.A.D. BLOG to be entered in this weeks giveaway (click HERE to see the super cute rub-ons that are up for grabs)!

Jacilynn - July's Guest Designer (be sure to make her feel welcome!)

"N"gredients (trying this out, what do you think? Too Cheesy?)

E.A.D. Scrapbooking Rub ons in Hot Pink, Purple, and Lavender
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, Dream Cloud and Journaling Block
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday and old book print
Ink: CTMH Watermelon, Pansy Purple, Cranberry

Monday, July 13, 2009

Awe thanks!

I've been given the same award by two of my online blogging friends, so I better stop slacking and get it posted. Thank you to Shemaine and Katy for thinking of me!

First I have to list 7 fabulous bloggers that I want to nominate for the award and then 7 things that are unique about me.

So here's my seven of my many many favorites! All these ladies have so much talent!

Here is some useless non crafting info about me! :)

1. I can no longer write a note, online or in real life, without putting smilies on it.
2. I was born in PA, but couldn't tell you a thing about the state, other than Hershey's Chocolate is good.
3. Growing up every person in my immediate family had the initials JL.
4. I don't mind doing laundry, but I HATE putting it away.
5. I loved pets as kid, but as a mom I am having second thoughts.
6. I can beat you at Dr. Mario! ;)
7. I own lots of shoes but none of them are high heals.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Hi all,

My girls actually let me sleep in today, so I'm running a tad behind! One of the challenges for this weeks Hip Hop was to create a card with a black and white background. I had a piece of white scrap cardstock on my desk and started with that. This card is of course the OPPOSITE of what I tell my 3 year old! ;) I think I might actually make it into a scrapbook page embellishment for her album instead of keeping it as a card.

Unity is 30% off all weekend, if you are looking to buy, now is the time! Discount Code: ENJOY

What I Used:
Stamps: Unity's Confession Kit
Paper: BAM POP! and Cardstock
Ink: CTMH Black and Watermelon
Other: Making Memories Stickers and Gems

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Happy Day TOOT!

A little birdie (aka Tiffany @ iheartart) told me that I have a card up on the OBP blog! Go check out both blogs, you won't be disappointed! Thank you so much to Johanna for posting my card.

It is also HIP HOP Thursday in the Unity Forum on SCS, so hop on over and check it out.

I don't have a project to share right now so I will leave you with a picture of my daughter on 4th of July.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Sun is Shining!

I made this card for two challenges: this weeks color challenge on SCS and the current caardvarks challenge, which is a sketch challenge. Hope you get to play along too!

What I used:

Stamps: Unity's November KOTM (sun), Shine On! (sentiment), Confession (background)
Paper: Cardstock and Sassafras Lass
Ink: CTMH Autumn Harvest, Honey, and Ocean
Other: Recycled ribbon

Monday, July 6, 2009

Would you like to be a guest designer for Unity Stamp Co?

I would too, so I played along in this months challenge on SCS. The only trick to this is you have to use stamps from Unity's May or June 2009 KOTM and follow the sketch. Well, I SADLY don't belong to the Unity kit club but I was able to do a little stamp swap for two stamps in the May kit. I used one of the those stamps to make the "journal" flower on my card.

The Sketch

Close Up of the Unity Stamp Flower

The Card

Hurry, you have until July 8th to play along!

What I used:

Stamps: Unity's May KOTM
Paper: DCWV Pink Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday, Sassafras Lass Owl Strip
Ink: CTMH Watermelon and Black
Sticker: Making Memories
Other: Button and Pink Thread

Friday, July 3, 2009

Want some FREE E.A.D goodies????

Hey all you scrappers!

I just saw some FUN news over on the E.A.D BLOG! Go check it out HERE!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who Loves Gnomes?

I do, I do! Anyone else? Odd Bird Planet has SO many cute gnome stamps that I had to sit down and use them for this weeks Card Patterns Sketch Challenge hosted by OBP! I don't know how well I stuck to the actual sketch, but it's all open for interpretation, right?

What I Used:
Stamps: OBP gnome sweet gnome, baby gnome, mushroom village, and pole
DP: DCWV Green Stack
Ribbon: Joanne's Fall Ribbon

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Talented Friend!

I didn't make these ADORABLE card sets but they were sent to me in the mail by my dearest friend Gina and I HAD to share! She is lucky enough to live by a store called Green Tangerines and takes a class on how to use her cricut (I need one of those). I sometimes get her finished projects and the instructions on how to make them. OH, she also send me sheets of 12 x 12 acrylic to play with, I'm so excited!! I only own black stazon, time to buy more! Thanks for looking, feel free to leave my friend Gina some love.