Some Cards and a Sketch

I made up this simple sketch and two cards examples for the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog this week. I loved being their guest designer for this week.

All the products and supplies to make the cards are listed on the blog.

Don't forget to check out the SCT blog tomorrow for a new FREEBIE FRIDAY! We have THREE prizes to give away and these freebie ROCK!!!


Ta da.....

I created this page to display on the SCT blog for today. Make sure you check out the blog here!

Supplies: Cardstock, Bazzill; patterned paper, stickers, stamps and chipboard, 360 Degrees by Sandylion; ink, Ranger pen, Micron, Sharpie letters, Scenic Route adhesives: 3L, Scotch embroidery thread


Sneak Peek for ME....

Here's just a quick sneak peek of what you'll find on the SCT blog tomorrow! Be sure to check it out!


Yummy Chipboard!

Last month I won some goodies from a sketch contest at PubCalls. I was super lucky and own some gorgeous chipboard shapes from a newer Canadian company called Riff Raff Designs. Anam Stubbington, the sketch artist for both Scrapbook and Cards Today and Prima sent me a whole array of wonderful pieces of their new chipboard shapes to use.

Here's a page using their Little People Shape and their wings from their Sent With Love Shapes.

The circled numbers and letters are from a BasicGrey school themed rub-on set. The circle stamp is from Gel-a-tins.

Here's a close up of the Riff Raff Designs wings chipboard. I used plain black ink from Ranger to colourize the chipboard.

I backed the chipboard image of a scrap of Prima patterned paper.

PP: Prima, Sassafrass Lass
Stamps: Fancy Pants, Gelatins, Making Memories
Ink: Staz-On, Ranger, Colorbox
Label: Creative Imaginations
Letters: Pink Paislee
Chipboard: American Crafts, Riff Raff Designs
Rub-ons: BasicGrey
Pen: Signo, Micron
Other: thread


SCT Blog - Freebie Friday Reminder

Don't forget today is the last day for you to leave a comment on the Freebie Friday for the Friday July 18th blog entry to get a chance to win some new Kim Hughes "Mocha Chica" paper line and a matching stamp set! Click the logo above to take you to the blog. You have until 6pm EST to leave a comment.

Good luck!


Random Chaos [24]

This week for our Random Chaos challenge was to use:
- at least 2 journaling spots
- hand written journaling and
- stickers of some sort.

I love how this page turned out. It's all about 3 years ago having my son.

3 Years 2day:

Paper: Crate Paper
CS: Bazzill
Journaling Spots: Heidi Swapp, Making Memories
Mesh: Magic Mesh
Stamps: Technique Tuesday, Paper Salon, Fancy Pants, Studio G
Pens: Micron, Signo
Stickers: Making Memories, 7Gypsies, EK Success
Tag: Creative Imaginations
Ink: Ranger


Got Sketch Reveal

And here it is..... this is the page I made using Valerie Salmon's latest sketch from Got Sketch?....

The little girl is my niece, little Miss E and the photo was taken by Heidi Brand.

PP: October Afternoon
CS: Bazzill, The Paper Company
Flowers: Prima
Punch: Fiskars
Letters, Chipboard: Doodlebug
Buttons: Autumn Leaves
Stamps: Making Memories
Ink: Colorbox, Staz-On
Misc: charm, pin, twine, thread, brad


Rose Moka Blog Candy

Here are all the entries for the Rose Moka Blog Candy....

Congrats to the winner.....
Congrats to Heidi Brand! Congrats Heidi!


Sneak Peek #2

This is a little peek at the page I created using the next sketch design by Valerie Salmon. Come and check out her blog, Got Sketch? tomorrow to see what myself and her other designers have done.

I'll also be announcing the "Rose Moka Blog Candy" winner sometime tomorrow! I will also share the entries submitted to the challenge so you can check out everyone's work.

Have a great remainder of the weekend!


Sneak Peek

Here are some sneak peeks of my page for Random Chaos this coming Monday.

Check back Monday for details!

Speaking of sneak peeks... don't forget to check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog today. We're showcasing all kinds of company sneak peaks and you may have a chance to win a little something just for commenting!

Have a great weekend!



Today's Friday and today's the last day to enter your sketch pages for the "Blog Candy With a Twist".

You have until tonight at 11:59pm EST to send me your pages. Please ensure you read the directions carefully.

Need further details... check here!

I won't be posting a winner until at least Monday, so be patient and I will randomly pick from all the entries a winner of Rose Moka Design goodies + more!!!!!

So far... in the box of goodies... you could win...
- Rose Moka Designs papers and stickers
- 4 sheets of the Daisy Bucket Designs "Playlist" papers and tags
- a copy of the Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine
- a copy of the 2nd issue of the So Sketchy Subscriber
- a package of Fancy Pants chipboard "Brackets, Labels & Tags"
- a package of BasicGrey chipboard "undressed" monograms
- a few more surprises.....

Good luck!

The new "Freebie Friday" is up on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! Make sure you go and leave a comment to win some super NEW papers and a stamp set by Kim Hughes!


Three Years Ago Today....

I had a little boy..... Happy Birthday Spencer!
Love you to bits buddy!!!

Love, Mommy.


Scrapbook & Cards Today

Subscription Sale

We are having a sale! We are clearing out the last few boxes of our 2006 and 2007 issues. Although our spring issues from each of those years are now sold out, you can purchase the remaining three issues from 2006 or 2007 for only $9.99 (Canadian subscribers) or $14.99 (US subscribers)—a great savings! Just click here to subscribe using our easy and secure subscription form. These subscriptions will be sent out immediately so no need to wait the usual 4 – 6 weeks! This sale will end July 30.


If you have not yet had a chance to check out the new SCT blog, you can do it right now by clicking here. Each day we have some fabulous tips, tricks, techniques, and great designers sharing their inspiration with our readers. In today’s post, Angela and Rozanne, the creators of Scrap Happens, share a bit about themselves and how to make the wonderful C.R.A.C’s (creative recycled artist cards) that they showcased in the summer issue.

Also, don’t forget “Freebie Fridays”! Each Friday we have an amazing giveway from one of our advertising partners—just for you. All you need to do is leave a comment on Friday’s post—it couldn’t be easier!

Check out the blog on "CHA Sneak Peek Saturday" as we showcase new products each and every hour! Who knows, we might even pick one of the comments to win a little something something!

Sketch for Fall Issue
Sketches often offer a quick source for inspiration and each issue we feature a new sketch.

We would love to see your interpretation of the sketch by Anam Stubbington that was featured in our summer issue—and your sketch could even be featured in our fall issue! Please submit your sketch to us by July 30th by visiting our website or clicking here.

If you are looking for some quick sketches to do with your kids this summer, click here to see Anam's sketches designed just for kids!

We hope you have a wonderful summer — whether in your backyard, at the cottage, or on vacation! We’ll have more to share when we return from CHA in Chicago (and don't forget to check our blog on Saturday to see some yummy new products releasing this weekend!).


Cards, Cards and MORE Cards!

I have been recently spending a lot of time at Splitcoaststampers. I just love all the challenges they have posted over there and I'm in love with all the wonderful stamps that I have been purchasing recently.

So here are some of the cards I have made in the last week or so...

The first 2 cards were for the most recent Inspiration challenge (IC136). There were photos of 5 different cakes and I took inspiration from this one....

Supplies: CS: Prism, Bazzill Stamps: SU Ribbon: misc. Ink: Colorbox, Bazz-inks Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (square), Cuttlebug embossing folder

Supplies: CS: Prism, Bazzill Stamps: Sassafrass Lass Ribbon: misc. Ink: Colorbox, Bazz-inks Pen: Micron Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (square, scalloped square), Cuttlebug embossing folder

This was for the Splitcoast card sketch (CS184). Just loved this cute stamp from the "Cuddles & Hugs" set by Gina K. Designs!

Supplies: CS: Prism Patterned Paper: Rose Moka Designs Stamps: Gina K., Technique Tuesday Ink: Colorbox, Copic, Ranger Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (squares, scalloped squares) Pen: Micron

I am in love with all the Gina K. Designs stamps... especially the critters that Melanie Muenchinger creates! This super, duper cute ostrich is from Melanie's set, "Jumping for Joy".

Supplies: CS: Prism, Bazzill Other: Magic Mesh Stamps: Gina K., Autumn Leaves Ribbon: Basic Grey. Ink: Colorbox, Copic, Ranger Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (oval)

This little koala pair comes from Melanie's newest release, "Cuddles & Hugs".

Supplies: CS: Prism, Bazzill Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Stamps: Gina K., Hero Arts Ink: Colorbox, Copic, Ranger Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities (oval, scalloped oval, circle, scalloped circle), Cuttlebug embossing folder Pen: Signo

And this pretty hippy gal and the sentiment, comes from Melanie's set called "Hip Hop Accessories".

Supplies: CS: Prism Patterned Paper & Letter Stickers: Rose Moka Designs, Imaginsce Stamps: Gina K., Hero Arts Ink: Colorbox, Copic, Ranger Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities ( circle, scalloped circle), Cuttlebug embossing folder Pen: Micron Ribbon: May Arts

I have been EXTREMELY lucky and have received 3 sets of FREE.... yes I said 3 FREE sets... of Gina K. Designs' stamps just by participating at her release parties. How cool is that???

Did ya know that Gina K. Designs also has FREE SHIPPING if your order is over $35.00 (US residents) and a flat rate for Canadian's for $5.95!!!! You can also get a FREE set of stamps when you buy 3 stamp sets. Each month's free stamp set changes... but this month it's a floral designer set.

Hope you've enjoyed my cards!


Random Chaos [23]

This week's challenge at Random Chaos was to include:
-1 photo
-at least 3 words in your title
-chipboard letters and

And here is what I came up with.... "Roadside Black Eyed Susans":

PP: Making Memories, Scenic Route, Pink Paislee
CS: Prism, Bazzill
Frills: Doodlebug Designs
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Making Memories
Ink: Colorbox
Label: Creative Imaginations
Letters: American Crafts
Pen: Micron


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