Tuesday, January 31, 2012

sotm blog hop - Feb 2012

welcome. you some be coming from Wanda's blog next is mary's blog
sorry i am down with a sickness so i am just gonna post the pics

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Items Blog hop

Welcome to this new Idea Book blog hop. We will be showing you projects uing new items that will be coming out Feb 1st.

you should be coming from Amy McVey. Next in the line up is
Elizabeth Mindemann

My goal was to use every product that i got. I am just 3 items shy of this goal. Mainly because one of the items was stolen by the gnomes and I just got it back. I mean i searched everywhere, including in the garbage just in case. Three days later, there it was. Just like the paper that disappeared and my rings. ugh... gnomes and their gnomey magic and kleptomania.

the only things i am not posting are the sotm items. you will just have to wait til those months to see . hehe.
(note - all new items are listed below the photo)
(mini banners, Bohemian Assortments, Color Ready garden shapes, Seam binding ribbon, Bakers Twine, Bouquet Assortments, Stella)
(tapestry rub-ons, Just a Number)
(Stella, Life is tweet, Stella stamp, Bakers twine, You are..., pemberley stamp, adhesive springs)
(close up of the spring)
(superhero, bakers twine)
(bouquet assortment, pemberley, bakers twine, wooden badge buttons, thanks)
(super powers, superhero, bakers twine)
(victory, victory stamp, pure adventure, durables)

(diverse backgrounds, pemberley stamp, a tree, durables, victory)
(pemberley, super powers, live out loud)
This card does feature a sotm, but i wanted to show this because it shows how you can use super powers without making it a superhero or boys theme
(superhero, Diverse Backgrounds, Urban felt alphabet, Just for you, Keepsake alphabet)
This is attached with velcro so you can swap for whatever season or holiday. I only made two for now.
this is urban felt alphabets. i used a marker to color it red and added glitz to it
(just for you, pemberley, victory, bouquet assortment, seam binding ribbon)
This is based off a card from Vicki Wizniuk
(superhero,comic badge buttons, super powers)
I used the stamp from enjoy life to stamp on the stars. it matches great with the paper
(milk cartons, stella, new arrival)

That is all the new artwork i will show for now. but i will leave you with a tip.
For my baker's twine, i nailed 4 holes in a top of a jar and i just pull out what i need. i still need to decorate it.

Next in the line up is
Elizabeth Mindemann Enjoy the hop and the new Idea Book

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Use it or lose it challenge blog

I am starting a new challenge blog called Use it or Lose it. We are going to have weekly challenges and the only rule is, you need to use your stash. This is going to be a great way to use what you already have. The blog will start Feb 1st. I am looking for design team member. All the info is at the Use it or Lose it blog. Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I shouldn't say rejects....

But the two beautiful cards were not chosen by Papercrafts magazine. (insert sad face here)
The first one was for their vacation call. I came up with this idea before i even had the products.

The second card was for the sketch call. I really love how this one turned out. And i even played doctor on my stamps and cut the butterflies from the sentiment.

Even tho they were not accepted, you still get to see them. Actually you get to see them before you would if they were chosen. I am also adding the hit the road card for moxie fab Map to your heart challenge

I am gonna try again. The have a call for their new stamp it special.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ctmh spotlight blog hop - scraps

Welcome to this month spotlight hop. We will be using something we all have, scraps. I think i have more scraps then full paper. You should be coming from Tracy O.. Next in the hop is Laurie Flannery
I challenged myself to not only use scraps, but to also use nothing new. I did pretty well, tho i did use new bakers twine on one of them. I couldn't help it. It just fit.
this card uses sweetheart paper and pair-a-phrase stamp. The heart rhinestone is just a random thing I had. See, I'm even using up my random things. lol
Remember when we had the Level 1 paper packs, if you don't, the picture below is one.
Cherry-O is the paper I got when I signed up, and i still have some of the level 1 papers. So i used it to make the base for my card. I even used the my stickese that came with it. Here is the bakers twine tho. But look, its perfect. Also used some red glitz that I'm not sure if I ever used. OOPs (looks guilty)

A baby card using a bunch of pink scraps. Some is sophia, some is Cherry-O, i think thats it. The stamp that i used is new, Jan sotm, but i didn't have any other baby stamps, cept for the brand new new one from the new idea book.
Very old paper, I got this one last year. Again i mixed and matched papers from my scrap pile, so i can't name them all. That is something i love about our paper, you can mix and match any paper packet, the colors will always match. The circles are from Elemental compliments, its old to me. I'm working on new items from the brand new idea book. WOOOHOOO. I will show you sneak peeks soone, but that is all you get until i have my party. I don't want my customers getting too ahead of themselves.
A couple days ago I posted a card that also uses scraps and the mojo monday sketch. Check it outHereNext in the hop is Laurie Flannery

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This is a sneak peek for the bloghop that is going on Jan 15th. The bloghop is to use scraps. And boy do I have scraps.

This one uses scraps and the mojo Monday sketch. I did move the ribbon down from the sketch, but other then that it is true to the sketch

I forgot to put this part in... I also did the card for H2H challenge. You are supposevto use a stamp you never inked. Tech. I have inked every stamp i own. I have a stamp index so i know what images i have. But i have not used this image on a project.