Kraft Cardstock, Sewing Machines and Tea Pots!

I have this serious addiction to kraft cardstock! I use it for anything and everything when it comes to creating. The last few days I have been using it to create some "vintage" feeling cards....

Just for You Tag Card

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Walmart; stamps, Gina K. Designs, Verve; ink, Copic, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; die cuts (tag), Spellbinder's; edge punch, Martha Stewart; pearls, BasicGrey; jute, Stampin' Up!.

I create the above card for a challenge in the Gina K. forums at Splitcoast for their new release. I am in love with the Gina K. sewing machine stamp I have!

You're in my Thoughts Shaker Card
supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Walmart; stamps, Gina K. Designs; ink, Copic, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; embossing folders, Cuttlebug; glitter, Making Memories; acetate hearts, Heidi Swapp; jute, Stampin' Up!.

Over at StampTV, Gina has a fun and easy tutorial for creating shaker cards (here and here). I have some bronze glitter and clear acetate inside my shaker card. See whatI men about the kraft cardstock?

Just for You Tea Pot
supplies: patterned paper, Jillibean Soup; cardstock, Bazzill, Coredinations, Walmart; stamps, Verve; ink, Copic, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; edge punches, Martha Stewart, EK Siccess, Fiskars; embossing folder, Cuttlebug; pearls, BasicGrey; misc., ribbon.

A few weeks back I won myself a stamp set from Verve and I picked this pretty little tea pot stamp set from their newest release called A Cup of Life. I love the end result of this card.

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Lots Going on at weScrap!

We have have tons of fun stuff going on over at weScrap.com right now!

We have just started advertising for our first Guest Designer for October; more details have yet to be posted about the contest. Stay tuned the next few days as the contest gets posted!

EDITED: Here's the link to the contest!


We have some fun contests going on with fabulous prizes!:
We hope you'll come and discover the wonderful scrapping world of weScrap!

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Hopping with Alphas!


Come and join us on the myStamp BOX blog on Saturday September 5th at 12 noon EST.

All the myStamp BOX designers will be showcasing the very versatile mSB alphabet stamps!

Hope you will join us!

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More Mojo Monday!

Some more Mojo Monday sketch creations....

Leave a Trail (MOJOTERESA)

supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; stamps, Gina K. Designs; ink, Copic, Memento; brad and photo anchor, Queen &Co.; tools, EK Success corner rounder, EK Success punches, Spellbinder's Nestabilities; other, thread.

Greetings
(MOJOSARAH)

supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; stamps, Papertrey Ink; ink, Copic, Ranger, Clearsnap; brad, Imaginsce; tools, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Impesionabilities & Pendants; ribbon, American Crafts; other, thread.

Thanks for checking out my cards!

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Getting my Mojo Back!

Mojo Monday Blinkie

I've been dragging my creative feet for days and I came across Mojo Monday's "Mojo Turn 100!" celebration sketches. Just what I needed!

You'll have to excuse the multiple posts today as I want to load a few cards today.

Kitty (MOJO100)


supplies: patterned paper, Scenic Route; cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; ribbon, Jillibean Soup; stamp, Penny Black; ink, Copic, Memento; tools, Scor-Bug, Spellbinder's; other, thread.


A Tenting We Will Go (MOJOMARIA)

supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Prism; ribbon, American Crafts; stamps, Gina K. Designs; ink, Copic, Memento, Ranger; tools, EK Success corner rounder, EKSuccess scalloped punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder; other, thread, clear plastic beads from the dollar store.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll have some cards for you!

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Design Team Call: my Stamp BOX

myStampBOX Design Team Call

myStampBOX is searching for additional members for their design team. We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStampBOX designs in their cards, altered art and scrapbook layouts. No previous design team experience is necessary.

Team requirements:
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStampBox website gallery and 2 other online galleries
* Submit at least 4 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasional help with additional design opportunities - new stamp sets, classes, newsletters, etc.

Team benefits:
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStamp BOX stamps during your term

Term is 6 months, beginning October 1, 2009

Please send applications to: mystampbox@sympatico.ca
Include:
*personal information (your name, address & phone number)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog or gallery online
*5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style

myStamp BOX website: http://www.mystampbox.com

Call ends: Friday, September 11, 2009
International applicants are welcome to apply.

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Creative Pandemonium [59]

For this week's Creative Pandemonium challenge we were to use:
  • some sort of stitching
  • hand written journaling and
  • stickers (non-alphabets)
And this is what I came up with....

Hikers

supplies: patterned papers, die cut tags, Graphic45; cardtsock, Bazzill; alphabet stickers, Doodlebug; stamp, Pink Paislee; 3D stickers (birds and flourish), Me and My Big Ideas; gems, KaiserCraft; paint, ink, Ranger; embossing powder, Walmart; grungeboard; Tim Holtz, die cut shape, Spellbinder's; other, thread.

I inadvertently forgot to send in my layout on time so you won't see it on the site but I did play! I was a bad girl!

Janelle is also having a DESIGN TEAM CALL. Good luck to all that submit your work!


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Lovin the Mini Albums!



I am one lucky girl this past week or so! I have another project that I created featured on a blog!

This time, it's my coffee sleeve mini album project on the Creative Mini Albums blog, right here.


I loved creating this project. A simple binding of the coffee sleeves, some fun die cuts using some beautiful Graphic45 papers, some small wallet sized photos and some simple journaling strips and a few embellishments and VOILA! A finished mini album!

Thanks Kristine for allowing me to share this super fun project with your readers!

Don't forget about my AUGUST BLOG CANDY! Click the banner just below my blog header or use this link to read all the details. Good luck everyone!

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Awww.... I'm Blushng!

Back in April when I was home for ScrapFest in Kitchener, I came across a new stamp company that I feel in love with; Paper Pretties. So I grabbed a couple of their cute little boy themed stamps sets to play with.

Here's a card I created using one of the stamps I brought home from their "Cooper" line; Beach Bum. I coloured my entire image using Copics and I used some masking techniques and my Copic airbrush to create the sky and beach scene.

Well I finally posted this little card on their forum the other day, only to find THIS post on their blog yesterday. I got picked as their "Card of the Week". I'm SO honoured! Jodi, the writer of the post made me blush. Such kind and wonderful words. I'm still blushing now.

Thanks Jodi and Paper Pretties! You made my day!

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Loving Me Some Verve!

I'm a member of Splitcoaststampers and I just happened upon the Verve Stamps company and they were celebrating their second Anni-VERVE-sary this week on the SCS board. So I adventured into the party and found out they were having a sketch contest. Julee, Verve's owner, had posted 5 fabulous card sketches for people to use as part of their anniversary contest.

Here are the five cards I created using the five sketches....

Hoppy Birthday

supplies: stamps, Penny Black; patterned papers, BasicGrey; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; ribbon, Americna Crafts; ink. Memento, Copics; pearls, Micheal's; other, thread.

Mousey Hugs

supplies: stamps, Penny Black; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; ribbon, KI Memories; ink. Memento, Copics, Clearsnap; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; other, thread.

Kitty Thoughts

supplies: stamps, Penny Black; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; ribbon, We R Memory Keepers; ink. Memento, Copics; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; edge punch, Martha Stewart; other, thread.

Can You Hear the Ocean?

supplies: stamps, Impression Obsessions; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; ribbon, misc.; ink. Memento, Copics, Ranger, Staz-On; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; pearls,BasicGrey; embossing folder, Cuttlebug; jute, Stampin' Up!; other, thread.

Hedgehog Hearts

supplies: stamps, Penny Black; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; ribbon, Espirit; ink. Memento, Copics, Stampin' Up!; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; other, thread.

I was lucky enough to win a Verve Stamp set of my choice with one of my cards! How cool is that? I'm one lucky girl! Now I just have to figure out what Verve set I want!

Which is your favourite card?

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I took the Plunge!


I took the plunge into the Etsy world.... meet.... Hand Crafted by Ally.

I have so many cards in my stash, most I created out of the shear love of creating so I thought that maybe I could make a few pennies for them since I won't be using them.

Well I guess we'll see how things go in the next few months.

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I Love My Vintage!


Look at me.... I'm being featured on the Graphic45 blog today!

Lately I have using a lot of vintage papers on some of my cards, pages and projects and I have just fallen in love with all the amazing and surprisingly versatile papers by Graphic45!

I'd love for you to leave me a comment and tell me what you like about using vintage products.

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A Page in Time - August Reveal [part 2]

A Page in Time scrapbook kits have 3 parts to them. Today's the reveal for part two & three.

Here's part two of the August APIT kit, Dream Street's Sam kit.


Here's part three of the August APIT kit, Dream Street's Urban Ink kit. This is the second part that I got to design with this month.

Here are my kit creations...

Moving Mountians

A close up of each page....



And finally the masculine card I made using my scraps....


Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! They're all going quickly!

Don't forget about my August BLOG CANDY! Click the banner above and it will take you to the contest details. Good luck!

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Mmmmmm... MONSTERS!

Check out this cute fella and his friends on the my Stamp BOX blog today! You won't need your blankie and your flashlight 'cuz these guys are friendly!

You can WIN this fun sentiment stamp set this month just by visiting THIS link on the my Stamp BOX blog. Good luck!

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The Scrapping Bug - August Reveal

This month for The Scrapping Bug kit, we got an extremely fun packed with the adorable Popsicle line by Bo Bunny!

To view a list of the kit contents, see here.

This month I made 3 layouts with a card to come, with the papers and embellishments of this fun kit. Here are all my creations this month:

A Slice of Summer


Ticket 2 Ride

H2... Oh!!!!

Make sure you take a moment and check out what the rest of the Scrapping Bug design team have created using this kit in the The Bug Gallery here.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Don't forget to check out my August blog candy detail here.

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A Page in Time - August Reveal [part 1]

A Page in Time Scrapbook kits have 3 parts to them. Today's the reveal for part one.

Here's part one of the July APIT kit, Adorn it, Fern Collection kit.

We always create one 2 page layout and then use our scraps to create another project or two to showcase.

Here's my 2 page layout...

Our Family, Our Story

Here's a close up of the 2 pager...


Here's a quick card I made using my scraps...


Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. Part two is coming soon! If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! It's going fast! Thanks for stopping by.

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