Thursday, February 26, 2009

my friend and a fridge atc!

Hi there blogging buds!

I wanted to share a 6x6 scrapbook
page I made for my sweet friend
Maria, she has the book now, so it's OK to share. Several of her friends made pages for the book. She's had a rough time of it lately. She has MS and has had a set back. She's working really hard with her therapist now, no doubt she'll be stamping up a storm in no time!!

The picture of us was taken a couple of years ago at our stamping retreat in Minnesota.
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Here's an ATC I did for another swap I'm in with some of my friends. The theme was a holiday, any holiday you wanted to do from Jan., Feb., or March. I decided to do New Year's. I got these cute little calendars at SkyBluePink at the beginning of the year. I think they're sold out now though. I knew I wanted to make little fridge ATC calendars with them as soon as I saw them!
Supplies: Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Cherubs (flourish) Tim Holtz ATC Number. Paper - GP white, Basic Grey for the scalloped backing on the calendar. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose. Acces. - old dictionary paper, SU! felt flowers, ribbon, Tim Holtz Game Spinners and brads, blank playing cards- I adhered the stamped background to these cards to give the atc stability, pink foil trim from the Speckled Egg, red staple, old magnetic business cards cut in half and glued to the back of the atc, any kind of magnet will do. Tools - SU! scalloped circle punch, Nestie scalloped rectangle.

I hope you have a fantastic day, thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, February 20, 2009

crafty chandelier tag!

Oh boy, do I evah love these hu-mungo tags from ePaperie! They are HUGE, lots of room to do just about anything! You need to check them out!

I couldn't get this chandelier stamp from Crafty Secrets fast enough after I saw it, I've been wanting one! I love it, see the little strings of beads, I colored those with my Gelly Roll Stardust pen, I need a couple of new ones, the glitter is so intense in these pens!
I used my Glimmer Screens from Tattered Angels, the butterfly one. I laid it down and sponged Ranger Distress ink on the tag with my Tim Holtz blender tool.

Look at the cool trim I got at Hobby Lobby. It has buttons hanging off rick rack. I got a yard of this, it's perfect for a button lover Smiley from The paper flower at the top is punched out of Crafty Secrets paper pad scraps I sprayed with Glimmer Mist

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I hope you have a fantastic Monday, it's only 4 days 'til Friday ya know Smiley from
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kit the Kat!

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It's Friday eve, WOOHOO! I'm ready for Friday, I LOOVE Smiley from

I have a question for you. What do Martha Stewart, and I have in common? Is it our home making skills? Our cooking skills? Nope.
We own Himalayans!Smiley from I have a doll face blue cream himmie, a doll indeed!
I tried my best to color up these ca-ute kitties like my Lily-Bean. I adore this set from Our Craft Lounge called Kit the Kat. If you're a cat lover or even if you like them a little, you NEED this set! I did some masking here to use both kitties and dressed up Kit in his shades and skull charm. He brought his girl a mouse, I think she might be in love!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Kit the Kat. Paper - My Minds Eye Just Dreamy 2, GP white, green & red card stock. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot & Peeled Paint, Copic markers here & here. Acces. - Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen, SU! red chunky glitter, Glossy Accents, ribbon. Tools - Martha Stewart border and SU!, scallop, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches.

I hope your Friday eve is a happy one, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

a Crafty Spring challenge

Miss Vic has challenged the Crafty Secrets DT again! This time the theme is Spring, Easter etc. I went straight to the new Easter Joy set. Isn't it perfect for Easter and Spring? I used my Creative Memories cutters to make the egg shaped cards. I made faux rick rack on the little boy bunny card with my pinking shears and card stock. I stamped the sentiment and cut out the 3 words, joys of Spring and glued them on the card. His little tail is a pom-pom, I dabbed it with glue and dipped it in glitter to give it some sparkle.

Supplies: Stamps - Easter Joy. Paper - Classic Paper Pad, GP white, scrap card stock. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot & Vintage Photo, Copics. Acces. - pom-pom, glitter, linen thread, buttons, Martha Stewart Gem Stickers from Wal-Mart, velvet rick rack. Tools - Creative Memories cutters and blade, Tim Holtz blending tool.This is the CM cutters I used. The egg shapes are in the centers of the hearts.
Make sure you check out the other design team members blogs to see the beauties they have come up with!

Crafty Secrets Blog
Anna Wight
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Lisa Zappa
Marisa Grossman
Michele Kovack
Vicki Chrisman
Vivian Peters
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Look at this card I got at a flea market. It's so dainty and pretty! The cutout window has real lace curtains. On the inside of the card is a table with a vase of roses and a book. Gorgeous! There were so many vintage cards there, some were 3-D and cost $35.oo, WOW! Wouldn't it be nice to find some of these for cheap?!

I hope your Monday is a good one, thanks for stopping by!

the OCL stamp set winner....

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Geralyn said...
Love your card and love the stamps set! Haven't seen all of the sets yet so not sure which I will choose as my favorite but so far like all the sets I've seen.
Congrats Geralyn, you've won Star's Slumber Party!!!!
Email me with your snail mail addyand we'll get that right out to you!!!!

Man, this HUGE giveaway was FUN, I hope we can do it again soon!!

Monday, February 09, 2009

star's slumber party blog candy!

This is another ca-ute set that's being released today Friday the 13th at Our Craft Lounge. This is Star's Slumber Party, I think Star is my fave OCL girly, I just love her dread-locks, she's a real cutie!

This is the big day at OCL, 28 stamp sets are being released, yes, 28!
You can see them all in one spot here.
Would you like to win this cute little party girl? Just leave a comment on this post and tell me your fave new Our Craft Lounge stamp set. That's all you have to do, it's that easy! I'll pick a winner this Sunday the 15th around 2:00 central time and Star's Slumber Party set will be yours! The winner will need to contact me as soon as possible so I can get the info for mailing!
You want a chance to win all 28 sets? Just check out these blogs and leave a comment for 27 more chances to win!!
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Don't forget, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, do something sweet for your honey!
Have a great Friday, thanks for stopping by!

love banner

Millan.netHoly cow, I finally got this post to look
right! It took me forevah to get the
pictures on without them showing up sideways!! PFFFFT! Where's that rotate button?!

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Darlene over at Splitcoast is hosting this weeks Crafty Secrets challenge. Here's what she says, " The challenge will be to "SHOW US YOUR LOVE"!! And that topic is totally open to your interpretation!! That could be your favorite CS product that you just LOVE or ... a Valentine's Day card ... a Just Because card ... you decide!" So if you can, go on over and play!

I made this LOVE banner using Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps sewn on to the scalloped pennants. I made 4 pennants that spell out LOVE. No stamping on this project.

I cut the words out of an old childrens school book that I got at a flea market, it had big print, perfect for things like this.

I punched the flowers out of old dictionary paper and a hymnal. The button on the L flower is cloth covered and it matched the Crafty paper perfectly!

I made each pennant a different color and had fun finding all the embellishments to match.

Supplies: Paper - Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad, old chlidrens book and hymnal. Acces. - Romance Cotton Scraps by Crafty Secrets, pink garland, off white and lavender lace, Stickles, ribbon, pom-pom trim, felt & crocheted flowers by SU!, Martha Stewart gems, pink heart gem sticker from Hobby Lobby, lavender droplets and buttons. Tools - SU! Bigz XL Pennant Die (I used the small one), flower punch, sewing machine.

I hope you can feel the love today, thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

feel better & feb cuppie

Here it is February already and Valentine's Day is just
around the corner! I love the love month for paper crafting! I'm working on a banner using my new SU! scallop banner die, Crafty Secrets paper and Cotton Scraps. I wanted to make a banner last year, but I couldn't find the time before Valentine's Day. I'm determined this year!
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In the meantime, I made this get well card with the new Crafty Secrets Feeling Yucky stamp set. How cute is the Campbell's soup nurse?! There are so many cute stamps you can put in her hand from this medicine tray to hearts, a little bug in a jar and even a syringe, OUCH! There is a crying duck that's adorable too. There are 21 stamps in all, so many possibilities!

Supplies: Stamps - Feeling Yucky. Paper - Pastel paper pad, Neenah white, blue card stock. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - pink pin by Fancy Pants (these are 1/2 off at eP now), ribbon, clear bead, flower brad, Glossy Accents. Tools - scallop rectangle Nestie, tracing wheel.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here is my February cuppie calendar page. I love this sweet image for Valentine's Day!

Supplies: Stamps - taylored expressions A Year of Sweets 1, Paper Trey Butterfly Kisses (flower), Crafty Secrets Altered Art ({ }). Paper - 2009 calendar pages by taylored expressions, blue & white card stock, Cosmo Cricket Little Girls patterned paper. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot & Fired Brick, Copic markers, SU! Regal Rose, atyou Spica glitter pens, Tools - Nestie scalloped square, Martha Stewart punch.

I hope you have a sweet day, thanks for stopping by!
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