Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cuttlebug Be Inspired # 103

Happy WCMD!!! We are kicking off the weekend over at the Cuttlebug Be Inspired Blog today. ooooh and quick mention that Core'dinations is giving away some Stacy Julian Core Impression packs so check it out here.

This is also the card for our FIRST challenge over at FTLOA. Make sure you head over there today for the WCMD kick off there, too.

Supplies: Core'dinations Whitewash, Pink Paislee embellies, Swiss Dot embossing fold (just along the bottom), SRM Stickers. Seriously...all you need is some Core, embossing and some FAB embellies and viola! ;) ;) ;)

Have a fun week everyone!!! Hope to see everyone creating over WCMD this Saturday!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Does your Monday sneak up on you?

Mine does! Every weekend goes so fast..and then BOOM! it's Monday again.

I hope you had a great weekend. This weekend was the poker run we do every year for my best friend's sister. She died unexpectedly a few years ago. Massive heart attack while she was 8 mos. pregnant and they lost Raylee, the baby, too. So please, ladies. Get your physicals, get your heart checked b/c it doesn't matter what age you are...heart disease is a serious thing.
Okay enough Debbie Downer...I don't like to dwell, this weekend was about celebrating life and each other and that is exactly what we did :)

Here is a video I shot of all the bikes and old cars. How cool are they??? We drove the Hummer which of course I don't have any pics of! I will have to hunt one down b/c it was SO FUN! Turn it up...the louder the better!!! So you can hear the roar of the bikes :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I played with Shimmerz last week and, as usual, it was FUN! If you need to buy some head over to FTLOA..Norma just loaded a bunch of the new releases.

When I was little, we would collect seashells at the Jersey Shore and my mom would bring watercolors along and after we showered and ate, we would paint shells. We carry on this tradition when we go to the beach with owen and this year was no exception. Well, a little one;) This time I tried Shimmerz and rubons and bling! When owen saw these on my scrap table he was SO excited. So guess what we are doing this weekend?

I practiced on this shell first, he was a little abused so if I made a mistake than I wouldn't be bummed but I love it! I used some Tuscan Sun on here...Love how it picks up the shimmery goodness.

Here I used some paints...mix of Pearlz and Aquamarine.

And this one was a mix of Pearlz and Ultra Marine.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

myStamp BOX and Core'dinations equals FUN!


myStamp BOX and Core'dinations teamed up for a fun Blog Swap. Make sure you check out the blogs to win goodies! You only need to visit both of those blogs..it's not a blog hop so only two stops.

Both teams made some gorgeous products! AND BOTH blogs are giving away goodies. Oh, I guess I already mentioned that ;-)

Here is the card I created for the swap . I have the pleasure of being able to work with both of these companies so this couldn't have been more fun :) I also squeezed in some Queen & Co. pearls from a recent blog swap with them, too. I couldn't help myself. I used lots of whitewash goodies on here....embossing, tearing, sanding AND I used the reverse side the cardstock for the notebook punch and stamped image.

Have a Great Monday!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Have you been following?

Brandin is doing a very cool thing over at the Webster's Blog. It has been so fun! She is getting weekly challenges and posting about them. You should check it out...I know she will be doing some give-a-ways here and there.

Also..a few things to put on your calendar....

1. myStampBOX and Core'dinations are doing a Blog Swap on Monday, the 20th. HINT HINT give-ways GALORE! :) :) :)

2. Just Imagine Crafts is having a Halloween blog hop sooon. If you haven't checked out their punches, you should!!!

3.) And have you seen this stamp set??? YOU NEEEEEEED IT!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

For the Luv of Art FABULOUS Kit!!!

Seriously....this kit is gorgeous. You have to get it! And the stamps are so awesome. EVERYONE needs a camera stamp in their arsenal of scrapbooking supplies. AND if you aren't a stamper, that this might just be the kit that converts you.

Here is a layout that I did with the kit. The 6x6 paper pad is exclusive as well as the stamps.
And the kit also comes with these fun Punky Sprouts flowers that are precut and ready to make into your own rosettes. How cute is that little Polaroid stamp? It is on a clothesline...so cute! There is a close-up below. And the fun kraft envelope comes in the kit, too.

I ran the top portion of the envelope through my Cuttlebug for some texture and then antiqued it a bit. I didn't pull my flower tight, I just kind of layered it on the button. To see how I stamped on it scroll down for some step by step photos.

Here is a close up of that fun Polaroid stamp!!! I put the alphas on it and popped up the heart {a stamp from July's kit}.

Suzy West does some cool tutorials on the Punky Sprouts site so check it out for some more how to's.

You gotta use stazon on....

Here it is with the image on it. I used the Favorite Things stamp from August's kit. I love the look of script on the flower. After I stamped it, I sprayed with red and blue Shimmerz.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

ooooh...we're half way there....

oooh oooh...livin' on a prayer...Do you like my Bon Jovi impression? That is how I feel this week. I am half way there, baby!

Papers to grade, lesson plans, the boys check ups at the doctor, paperwork for my other job and clients to see. After that...then BEACH! One last weekend get-a-way this summer and I cannot wait to take Henry to the beach. This will be his first time. I know he wil love it.

On a good note, this past weekend I got a ton of scrappbing done. 6 cards, a layout and a little altered frame. Most of them I sent in to Papercrafts and the layout was for the Jillibean Soup contest! I love love their products and always have so I made a layout and a card for it.

Other than that...just have some of THE coolest sneaks EVER! OMW. Norma is so talented. Pls check out these stamps and papers she designed exclusively for For The Luv of Art!

I know the images are big but I wanted you to see EVERY delicious detail!

AND SOME STAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can read more about it here. You best get over there on the 10th b/c this bad boy ain't gonna last ;)

AND...Amy Teets has the COOLEST Fish Eye Action here! PLEASE PLEASE go check it out..that girl has some skills, too!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day Monday!

I have to laugh at myself b/c I am still getting used to the new look of my blog every time I come here. I am not sure if anyone noticed before that my old header still said 2009! Notice this header is neutral so I don't have to change it next year if I don't want to or find time to is more like it!

Here is a layout I did for Webster's Pages September Guest Designer inspiration. We got to browse Christine Middlecamp's blog for inspiration, which of course is not hard! I love how she layers and layers her embellishments so that is what I tried to achieve in this layout. Everything is Webster's except the metal frame & tag (Tim Holtz).

These tiny rosettes were so easy! I used my scraps from the bloomers (when you cut them down sometimes there are pieces of fabric left over) so I just tied them in loose knots. Then, I took my Shimmerz spritz and took the top out of the bottle and just let some drip right on the fabric. I realized after I glued them to the paper I wanted them to be shimmery and I didn't want to spray the entire page.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

check out these two cute sisters!

Mornin' I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo ready for a nice long weekend. I think we will be doing a lot of grilling, relaxing, swimming and maybe the drive-in again!

When I got these papers from the LBD September kit and saw all the pink goodness in it, I knew I had to document these photos of our friend's bulldogs. Aren't they cute??? They are Laker & Tango. I used the misc. vintage papers and then added the October Afternoon, Core'dinations and Girl's Paperie papers inside so it would be nice and sturdy. Then, I binded it together with one of those office thingies for legal files.

This is Laker...She is sooo sweet! A few weeks ago, she barely made it through the night after getting a nibble of some rat poisoning. They rushed her to Cornell animal hospital and she pulled through! It's a miracle, really.

I used my For the Luv of Art stamp set (didn't come with the kit) on here, too. The rose above in the word "sweet" and in the photo below. LUV this list stamp :) Each of the doggies got one of these for my friend to journal her favorite things about her girls.

Teehee...Laker with her ears back. So cute.

And sweet sweeet Tango! Isn't she adorable??? I just want to squeeze her all day long. She got a rose, too ;)

And her own list stamp for her momma to document...

OH! and a close up of the music note stamps that came in the For the Luv of Art kit.

Have a SAFE and Happy WEEKEND!!!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Today's a Card Day!

So today is Cuttlebug Be Inspired #99! Can you believe we are up to 99?

Here are my cards featuring some goodies from September's Little Black Dress kit club. Lots of October Afternoon and these fun Studio Calico cards. I used some Core'dinations and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Argyle Folder. AND these cute little stamps are from My Pink Stamper who sponsored us this week. I love these teeny tiny sentiment stamps!

I used some Zapdots on here to raise the image so I could get the ribbon underneath it...

Here is a Congratulations card that I made for Brain's uncle's son. He graduated this year and these colors were perfect for a more masculine card. I added an SRM sticker to this one. Oh, and I ran the Studio Calico card through my Cuttlebug, too!