Friday, June 24, 2011


We come to the end of PSNSD challenges - challenge # 12: "kid's theme".

This card was for my cousin Jake's 6th birthday.

I love the "treat cups" that StampinUp! has.  They are little plastic window cups that fit perfectly in holes made by their punches.  I filled this one with M&M's - but you can used ANYTHING.  Sprinkles, jelly beans, beads, sand, glitter, etc etc.

Happy June!  See you in July!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Holy watermelon, Batman!

This was, hands down, my favorite challenge of all the PSNSD challenges.

#11 was "green, pink and black".  I started this project by picking up sheets of green and pink paper that I had bought at a Creative Memories all day crop.  Oddly enough, these were the ONLY two colors I bought.  Not for any particular reason, except that they were the two colors that caught my eye while I was rummaging through the loose cardstock bin.

I put the two colors next to each other, and the first thing that flashed in my mind was "WATERMELON".

The seeds were made by using a mini heart-shaped punch.  I cut them in half to look like seeds.  The black and white patterend paper was left over from another project.

Again, I say to you - don't be afraid of your leftovers!

To be continued... One more to go!

PS) Over this past weekend, I got a picutre with Adam West.  He is awesome.  The title of this post is dedicated to him.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Here Birdie, Birdie, Birdie!

Congrats to my baby sister on her graduation from college!

(I feel so old...)

This little guy is from my second favorite Cricut Cartridge - 3 Birds On Parade.  The background is paper I found at AC Moore.  The flower design is raised and feels kind if like felt, when you run your finger over it.

PSNSBD challenge #10: "card with a pet on it."  My sister prefers pets that are furrier, but our feathered friend will have to do.

Only two more challenges to go... To be continued...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My monster has a first name...'s S-P-A-R-K.

As in "sparkle"!  Glitz, glitter and glam was PSNSD (Pink Stamper Nat'l Scrapbook Day) challenge #9.

These cards were made from the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge.  The glitter was glitter glass from StampinUp!, in bahama blue (I think).  They were for two little boys, with birthdays in May.

To be continued...

Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm having leftovers...

Challenge #8 was "summer theme".  This entire card was made with leftovers.

What I mean is - I had leftover pieces from other projects that were just sitting around collecting dust.  They worked very well together.

Don't be afraid of your leftovers!  Don't just toss them away, never to be used.  Make them work for you!

To be continued...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Visit from the ghost of Expos past....

This post is brought to you by the Scrapbook Expo 2010.

I picked up this scrapbook page kit from one of the booths at the Expo that year.  (I can't remember exactly which booth, but my gut tells me Shoestring Productions.)  They have been there every year I've gone.  The first year I went (2009) I picked up a super cute "baking" kit, with a huge cut-out of a chocolate chip, wooden spoon and other cute embellishments.

Last years kit was "Family".  This also counts as my Pink Stamper National Scrapbook Day challenge #7.  I JUST got around to opening the kit and putting it together!

Don't be afraid to use kits.  Remember that you don't always have to follow the picture they give you - you can customize it.  This kits was shown with two techniques I didn't use.  They brushed the edges of everything with a brown ink.  They also crinkled the flower, to give it a 3D look.  I didn't like the way these techniques looked.  I like the classic look of a nice, clear line.

Can't wait to add some spring pictures to this page!  Go get scrapping!

To be continued...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Welcome to the world, sweet baby!

My husband's family is all about... well, family.  Everytime I turn around, someone is having a baby.  And they are all so cute!

This card is for one of Hubby's cousins that I am good friends with.  Her and her husband had a beautiful baby girl, Annaveigh.

You may recognize the paper.  Pink mulberry and patterned pink carkstock.  I love this combination!

The turtle stamp is something I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo at "Stamps by Judith".  Just like all the babies, he is so cute!

To be continued...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's time for the beach...

Grab your flipflops!  Mine have pictures in them!

As I have mentioned before, the Scrapbook Expo was a blast.  And thanks to Quick Quotes, I have something very special to remember it by.

One of the make and takes my cousin and I partook in that day was the flipflop album.  They provided an accordian flipflop-shaped chipboard album, flipflop-shaped cardstock in fun summer colors, and some chalking ink to liven up the party.

Oh, and I am also counting this as my "3d object", which was challenge #5 on Pink Stamper's National Scrapbook Day list.

This project was so much fun!  And I really enjoyed using the chalking ink.  It is literally a cross between chalk and ink, so you get the benefits of both worlds. The sharp color of an ink, but the ability to brush it on like a chalk.  Next time, I am definately going to have to pick some up.

To be continued...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

The next Pink Stamper challenge was "Mother's Day Theme".

This is what Mothers are made of.

I used the same cute pink paper as the breast cancer card - and it will appear again in a later project - and some of the pink Mulberry paper.  Pink, flower-shaped buttons, clear word stickers, and some baby pink ribbon, give just the right amount of girly to this card.

To be continued...