The Scrapping Bug - April Reveal

This month we got a kit filled with birthday goodies from the Bo Bunny "It's My Party" collection.

Here are the three layouts I created with my kit....

Celebrate with Cake

Countdown to 4

Best Birthday Present Ever

Birthday Card #1

Birthday Card #2

Birthday Card #3

Come and check out what the rest of my fellow designers created with their kits here.

If you'd like to play with this kit, you can purchase your own at The Scrapping Bug store or online here.


Lots of GOODIES to see....

Lots of GOODIES to check out....

Spring Blog Candy here.

A chance at FREE stamps here.

A chance to win more STAMPS here.

Win more cool stampy stuff here!

Win a free "Outstanding Mini Albums" book by Jessica Acs here.

Win a BIG SHOT die cutting machine here!

Call for DESIGNERS here and here and here!


Stampy Celebration TODAY!!!

The Hero Arts blog is turning ONE today and they're doing giveaways ALL day today! Check out their blog for details here.

Good luck!


We're Blog Hoppin'!

To visit the myStamp BOX blog, click here.


Some "For Fun" Cards Today!

I've been having fun with my Papertrey Ink stamps and creating cards for my stash....

I decided to create some more cards using back grounds theme of the past PTI Blog Hop. So here they are....

Just Because

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I used the linear triangles from the Background Basics: Retro with some cranberry ink from Close To My Heart. I then stamped a large damask shape from Damask Designs set in the same ink. The "Just Because" greeting is also from the Damask Designs set.

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; stamps: Papertrey Ink; ink: CTMH, Ranger; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities; other: ribbon.

Pink, Red, Orange, Black Card

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For this card I pulled out my Guide Lines set and my Damask Designs set and stamped a pattern as my background. I coloured in the odd circle with a pink Copic marker to tie the background to my ribbon and layered flowers. I also used some of the PTI 2008 Bitty Dot Basics paper for this!

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper: PTI; stamps: Papertrey Ink; ink: CTMH, Ranger; tools: Fiskars edge punch; flowers: Prima; brad: Making Memories; other: ribbon.

I love playing with my PTI!


Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and so I wanted to create some cards to add to my card stash using some pretty Spring colours. I chose to use pink, blue and green as my colour inspirations.

Much Appreciated

I created three more cards to go along with my theme. You can check them out on the myStamp BOX blog today!

Don't forget! You too could win some myStamp BOX stamps of your very own. Check out my BLOG CANDY giveaway for March here.


DT Call: DT Boot Camp Contest at weScrap!

Please not that if you are on more than 2 DT's already, you are ineligible to play. Sorry!

Visit weScrap today to sign up!!


It's a Fabulous Day!

Today is the day! Today is the release date of the newest and most delicious issue of the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine.

And this issue is especially near and dear to my heart! I have a sketch column of my very own in it! You'll have to check out.... page 50!

Yup... it's official... I'm the new Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine sketch artist for 2009! And I couldn't be any more excited!

Sooo... if you'd like to have a look at the Spring issue of the magazine, you can download it for FREE right here. And if you're new to the SCT magazine, you can download all the previous issues here... for FREE!

***Site to launch on Friday! We're having some problems! Thanks!***

Thanks to Catherine and Kerry for giving me the opportunity to contribute to their amazing publication! Super BIG hugs girls!


PTI Blog Hop - Building Backgrounds

This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is all about building backgrounds. So I pulled out some of newest Papertrey Ink stamps sets Journaling Lines and Friends 'Til the End sets to create some simple backgrounds.

First a created a dotted grid background using the dotted journaling lines from the "Journaling Lines" stamp set.

Then I grabbed the leaves and the unopened flower bud from my "Friends 'Til the End" set, some white embossing powder and my Versamark ink to create a simple floral back ground piece of paper.

I then stamped an individual bloom from the "Friends 'Til the End" set on some pinky red cardstock, coloured it a bit with some Copics to give it some dimension.

I stitching my dotted grid paper on my pink cardstock, layered the floral accent piece with an added ribbon and stamped greeting tag over top, adhered my flower and embellished it finally with a few adhesive pearls for that final touch. then I ahered it all to my cardstock base.

Voila... two simple backgrounds to build a simple card!


supplies: stamps: Papertrey Ink (Friends 'Til the End, Journaling Lines); cardstock: Bazzill, Prismatics; ink: Ranger, Versamark, Copic Sketch markers; ribbon: Micheal's; tag: Spellbinder's tag die cut; pearls: Hero Arts.

If you'd like to join in the hopping good time tonight, check out the Papertrey Ink forum here for details.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have fun hopping tonight!

A Card and a Question.... or Two!

Come and check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog to see how to create this cute card!

Make sure you read all the details of today's post on the blog, Catherine and Kerry are off to an event and they're going to interview Stacy Julian! You have a chance to leave a question that you would like answered by Stacy on the blog for Catherine and Kerry to ask her! How cool is that?

I also have some exciting news but I can't share it until TOMORROW... stay tuned!


Random Chaos [51]

This week's challenge at Random Chaos was to use:
- the colours yellow and orange
- and some office supplies

For my office supplies, I used: a paperclip, some staples, a date stamp and a Post-it-note for my journaling.

Here's my page...

Four Four

This page is all about my son learning how to turn the tv on and put it to his favourite channel.... Treehouse on channel 44!

Don't forget about your chance to win some myStamp BOX stamps for yourself. Details are here. Good luck!


This is for you Mom!

Come and check out what I made using this fun woven paper piece over on the SCT blog!

Don't forget to check out my blog candy for March and my Spring blog candy too!


It's Spring! Let's Celebrate!

In honour of Spring time and 30,000 hits to my blog, I'm offering up some Spring themed blog candy today!

Here's what you can win:

Individual Spring Ribbon Spool - 4ft
Little Yellow Bicycle - Layering Rub-ons (textured):

"Spring" Snag 'em Stamp from Imaginsce:Gracious Stamp Set by BasicGrey:

How can you win these yummy Spring themed yummy goodies you ask?

All you have to do email me the answers to the questions below AND when you are done emailing your answers, please leave me a comment below telling me what your favourite part of Spring is!

The Questions:
1. What is the name of the Canadian based stamp company I am a design team member for?
2. What is the name of the crop we're having at weScrap on April 3, 4 & 5th?
3. What kind of patterned paper did I use for my page for my submission to the "One Little Word" blog called "The REAL Me"?
4. What "blue" critter/animal is on the front of both of my cards that I submitted to the Cuttlebug Challenges blog the week of Mon. March 16th?
5. What is the name of my sketch site?

DO NOT post the answers to the questions in the comment section. Your comment will be deleted if you do so.

Email your answers to with the subject line: "It's Spring! Blog Candy Answers".

You have until March 31st at 11:59pm MST to submit your answers and your comment below. You must have both parts (answers & a post below) to be eligible for a chance to win! Good luck!


Lots of cards today.....

So I was looking for a little mojo yesterday to create some fun cards to add to my ever growing card stash. So I went to some of my favourite blogs looking for so inspiration.

My first stop was to the Carrdvarks blog to check out their lastest challenge.

Here's the awesome sketch I found....

Here are the 2 cards I created using the sketch:

Butterfly Wishes

supplies: patterned paper: SEI; stamps: Hero arts; ink: Ranger; cardstock: Prism; tools: Corner rounder by EK Success, ribbon threading punch by Fiskars, Nestabilities by Spellbinders; ribbon: misc.; other: thread.

Next I ventured off to Taylored Expressions where I found this yummy sketch!

And here are the 2 cards I made using Taylor's sketch:

Warm Wishes Bunnies

supplies: patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; edge punches: Fiskars; stamps: Hero Arts; ribbon: Making Memories; inks: Copics, Ranger; tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders; other: thread.

Then I arrived at Prairie, Paper and Ink where Amy had posted her Friday sketch #54!

For some reason, I really struggled with this one. I pushed my papers around for an hour until I finally decided to glue and stitch everything down for this one. I wish my flower was a little different in colour but too late now!

And here's what I made using Amy's sketch:

Happy Birthday to You

supplies: patterned paper, stamps: Papertrey Ink; inks: Ranger, Copics; tools: Ranger paper piercer & distressing tool, Cuttlebug embossing folder; ribbon: Offray; other: thread.

Thanks for checking out my cards today! Which one is your favourite?


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