Saturday, October 30, 2010


So my mojo left me for a bit and I was browsing blogs and schtuff and I remembered how much I LOVE 2sketches4you and that it has been forever I did one of their sketches.

So here it be....

New Graphic 45 Core Impressions from Core'dinations and the core'dinating Graphic45 papers :)

Stamp is from myStampBOX. And for the notebook paper (used my punch for that) I used the backside of the Core'dinations cardstock. Love to do that!

Have a great weekend!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


What a week! Busy! :) Good Busy, though :) Oh and I am super pumped...lost 11 lbs. and exceeded my goal (wanted to lose 10 by 11/19) so I just added another 10. What heck. I did plateau this week though so I am going to need to switch it up a bit. I am thinking maybe going back to some P90X videos. I just love running though. I just think and think and it clears my head. Lately I feel like I can just run and run and keep going.

Thanks for letting me share. It feels so good to be back on the horse AND down a pants size!

So on with the scrappy stuff, ellen!

i created this gift box and mini for a co-worker who is having a baby. not sure if you remember this post with the MME Alphabet Soup flash cards....but it goes with know ...a set. He has been a good friend to me and one of the reasons I stayed with the company for the last year or so. It was hard for me to give notice there so i am going to keep one or two clients at least for the next few weeks and see if i can manage.

Supplies are MME Alphabet soup papers and 12x12 die cuts (you know how I love me some die cuts), tons of Glimmer Mists and Shimmerz, some Pink Paislee Trim and jewel, a myStampBOX stamp for the tag, and a Punky Sprouts flower (LOVE THESE!!!!)

The bingo card is vintage from my stash. I actually added binder clips to this instead of the hemp.

I stamped on the flower with Stazon and the my favorite things stamps from FTLOA...

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jillibean Soup Love!

I just looooooooooooove Jillibean Soup and have since the beginning of time or when they first started designing product, LOL! So I love it when I get Soup spotted ;)

So for the Unity WCMD challenges, I busted out a bunch with some of my new papers I got from FTLOA.

This first one was based on a sketch....

I stamped with paint on this card.....

Card and matching envie....

Embossed the flap of the envie with a Tim Holtz folder...

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's a New Week

And man oh man is it GORGEOUS here! The sun has been out all weekend and just amazing. The kiddos and I went on a hayride on Friday and then they spent the rest of the weekend with my parents. I can't believe how much owen looooves the outdoors. He is just like my dad in that regard. Last time he was with them he came home with a turkey call (the ones for your mouth!) and last night he shared with me how to make a buck call or was it grunting? I have no idea but he watches the hunting channel in the morning while he gets dressed! So funny.

(one quick note..make sure you check out Core'dinations Facebook page we are doing a MONSTER give-a-way!)

AND I am editing to post my winner from the Kreaxions/Just Imagine blog winner is................... LORI! Make sure you email me your addy! Blogger Lori said...

Your project is cute, but those boys are the cutest...

Anywho....I wanted to share some more cards with you today. Oh and I will be announcing the randome winner of my punch SOON! ;) THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the comments. PLEASE check out some punches over at Kreaxions. You will LOVE LOVE them. They are so worth it, I mean you get FOUR different looks in ONE punch! You can't beat that.

Here are some more cards I did for the Unity Challenges over WCMD. I used Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue line for these mini cards.

Core'dinations Core Impressions....

Some Waiting for Santa on this card....I used the Webster's Trim for the flower....

And last but not least some Post Cards from Paris ....this line never ever gets gets more and more beautiful!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kreaxions Just Imagine Crafts BLOG HOP!

Hello all, if you are here for the Just Imagine / Kreaxion Blog Hop your in the right place! I know if you have been here before you have heard me talk of my love of Kreaxions 4 in 1 punches and circle cutter. If you want to see how they work click here for a great video.

Here is my project. I used the punch along the bottom and layered it for the "grass".

Here is a close-up:

Here is the order of the hop:





Ellen ---> you are here





Just Imagine

So you have seen an amazing project by Deborah

and the rest of the team has some amazing things

to share with you. Be sure to leave some lovin'in the

comment section on all of the blogs by 9:00 pm Sunday

to be eligible for the fabulous prizes on each blog.

For the main prize you must comment on all blogs and at Just Imagine.... then join us on facebook and you get an extra ballot.

My Prize for participating by leaving a comment is a random draw for

the fabulous 903 Lilly punch!!! You WILL LOVE IT! It is my favorite. I use it all the time and even save the little flowers to use on my projects, too! ;)

Kreaxions cannot ship overseas :( so only US and Canada residents are eligible for the prizes. SORRY!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cards and More Card

I am on a card craze these past few weeks. One of the things that got me going were the Unity challenges that were going over WCMD. I did ALL of them! I started Sunday night and did half of them that night. I guess once you get in the groove, you get in the groove ;)

The cool thing is, I only have 4 Unity sets and 1 of the individual stamps so it really got me thinking outside of the box when it came to new ways to use them.

Here are a few of the cards I did with a Halloween Theme. I used Core'dinations Black Magic and Echo Park papers. The paper piecing for the first one is from Scrapbooks, etc.

pop up cards are FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Kimber ;)

These are the New Rox from Queen & Co. They are so cool! AND the orangey color is Gemstone CS from Core'dinations.

Here is a link to my Split Coast Stampers Gallery. I gotta tell you, I think I am going to spend more time over there. SO many great ideas and I love love to stamp!

Monday, October 18, 2010


First off, I have to say a HUGE thank you for all of your support for the blog hop this weekend!!!

It was SO much fun and the amount of support ya'll gave for Webster's is beyond amaZing! We will be announcing winners tonight at the Chat. Don't forget to stop by at 6 PST/EST in the forum where we always meet for the winners. And I will post it on my blog, too.

Here are some cards I wanted to share with you that I created using Webster's New Hollywood Vogue Line. The colors in this line are STUNNING! I was inspired by the Unity Stamp WCMD challenges. The first one is a Shaker Card...can you believe that I made one of these? First one! AND I used the Webster's Vellum for it.

This one was for a handmade flower card so I layered and layered some Spellbinder's dies...

And here is another card. I printed the Happy Birthday wishes on the computer, used some Tattered Angels glimmer mists on the chippy, embossed the houndstooth to match the butterfly and used some Dimensionals.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate the Wonders of FALL

Hello and welcome to the Webster's Pages WonderFALL blog hop! Thank you so much for stopping by. You won't be disappointed this weekend. If you know me, you know I love Fall! I was just commenting this weekend how amazing the trees look. Being in Pennsylvania during this time of year is just beautiful. It makes me so thankful of the many blessing I have in life. Thankfully all of those memories can be captured with our WonderFALL line.

AND I couldn't be any more excited when I found out I got to scrap Lucy's cutie, Emma! How sweet is she? I think I tell Lucy that every time I comment on her blog, LOL! The WonderFALL "Count Your Blessings" paper was the PERFECT paper to use with the photographs she sent me. We swapped quite a few and I was so prepared to do a multiphoto layout but when I saw her face in this photo and the yellows, I just couldn't resist it. Well, with all of this excitement I have to admit I was nervous, too. Lucy always inspires me with her ability as an artist so I tried to really think about color on this layout. When I knew I wanted to accent the yellow, I was immediately drawn to the blue on the opposite end of the color spectrum. Plus, since I have boys I am good at blue, LOL! I hope you like it!

Then I kept thinking of the title....I mean, when you have a cutie patootie like this...every season is your favorite! :)
You Are My Favorite Time of the Year

The Glimmer Mist is Lemon Zest...I love it against the rich blue. Lots of hand cutting on here, layers, stitching, a tab punch, and I ran my letters through my Cuttlebug using wax paper, and I layered the bloomer with part of a whimsie...

Punch is from Kreaxions!!!

NOW for the good stuff.......Would you like to win a bit of WonderFALL for yourself? Each design team member is giving away a set of WonderFALL journaling cards and a set of our scalloped sparklers! Simply leave a comment telling me "what your favorite fall activity is during this wonderfall season" to be eligible for the drawing. Make sure to visit each design team members blog to increase your chances of winning. And speaking of design team members, head on over to Steph's blog to see her gorgeous creation!

Make sure to join us Monday, October 18th at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a live chat at inspireME to wrap up our event and see who the lucky winners are!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the order....

The blog hop will start at inspireME

From there you will go to...

Amy Tara to Jaz

Audrey to Iris

Lucy to Ellen (you are here)

Steph to Hilde

Karola to Anabelle back to inspireME. Have fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jillibean Soup Love!

I have been a fan of Jillibean Soup since they started so I had to jump on the Sprout contest they had last month. I created a very simple layout to focus on the journal sprouts. Til this day, any kind of journaling card is one of my favorite embellishments. You can do so much with them. I even ran one through my Cuttlebug {SHOCKER, hahahaha}

This is one of the photos from our summer photo shoot (looks similar to my blog header) because I seriously have 15 of these kinds of shots from the boys just acting up and hugging and laughing. They make me smile every time I look at them. SO......I accented the green with the Core'dinations tab because that is the color of henry's room and we are going to hang this in his room. The poor kid is 2.5 and has nothing on his walls! ACK, bad mom, LOL!

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Working through the week...

Well this week is back to school and I am teaching 4 night classes so life is crazy. So far so good ;) I knew I would like teaching but never imagined how much I would actually enjoy it. Going to a job you love is one of the greatest things in the world.

You know what else is great? Hollywood Vogue! Yep, I whipped out the Webster's this weekend and it was FUN! I got a lot done for WCMD and I wanted to share this card I created based on the Cricut Circle Blog weekly challenge.

I used my French Manor cartridge to create the screen. I had to cut it twice to the screen image and the border. I used some Core'dinations on here, as well, ran it through my Cuttlebug and then sanded it down a bit. Stamp is from Unity and I embossed that, too. Oh and how could i forget! I put the Webster's vellum behind the screen...that is how this card started. I knew the vellum was the perfect touch.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I can't believe it!!!

I am a finalist over at the Inkadinkado contest from Scrapbooks, etc.!!!

So if you are bored and have time everyday to vote for me that would be great, LOL! No, seriously, if you think my layout is worth your vote, I would appreciate it. I am so excited because this is one of my favorite layouts for a few reasons....First it is of henry...he is such an amazing spirit and makes me smile again and again every single day of my life. And of course, stamping!!! But I love to stamp with my white craft ink on chipboard. And the stamps are FTLOA :) and there is Core'dinations on there :) Just my happy place all around.

Thanks for letting me be excited. Now off to clean. What a downer, LOL!

Monday, October 04, 2010

WCMD Hangover

Yep, I spent a ton of time in my craft room this week. I have done 8 cards and a few other little things and I am not done yet, LOL! I have been in there all day today and need to take a break but something came over me. We even went to the pumpkin patch this weekend. I did a killer workout yesterday and the inner thighs are screaming so I am bloggin instead of hitting the treadmill today. SHHH!

Here is a card I created over the weekend using some fun Echo Park Halloween papers. I put the cardstock sticker on a piece of wax paper and ran it through my Cuttleubg. It peels off relatively easy. This one had some skinny parts on the tree so I had to be careful.

I rased the bat, stars and fence with Black Helmar Zap dots.

I also made this little gift box using a clear Pillow Box from FTLOA. I got to work with these ADORABLE MME Alphabet Soup papers and these 52 deck of cards is the CUTEST! I punched holes in the upper left hand corner with my Crop-a-dile and then attached them. I have a guy at work having a baby and I am going to give this (and the mini album I am doing that isn't finished yet) as a gift.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, October 01, 2010


Want a chance to win this????

Well, tomorrow is WCMD!!! I don't have to work or do anything except go on a pumpkin hunt later in the afternoon so I am stoked to scrap the day way. AND I have been hosting a few challenges over at For the Luv of Art and I just posted the second challenge AND you could win the latest Idea book from Scrapbook Trends!

Here is the challenge so if you want to get head start, head over this way!!! You need to create a card based on the color scheme below:

Here is my example:

Supplies: Core'dinations core Essentials and Stacy Julian Core Impressions. FTLOA patterned paper. Doodlebug rubons. Tim Holtz Dimensionals. Just Imagine Crafts Punch.