December 21, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree

I finally got my tree decorated. It has been sitting in its stand in my living room since last Wednesday. I put the lights on this weekend but did not get around to the decorations till last night. Here are some photos for your enjoyment. Last year I did all blue and sliver this year I added some pink handmade decorations to the blue ones I did last year. Oh also check out two of the mini paper trees I made for under the tree.

December 11, 2007

A different type of creating

So I had my yearly cookie making marathon this weekend. I think I out did myself this year making more cookies than the last years I have done this. I approximate that I did at least 30 dozen cookies not counting the ones I ate or the not so attractive looking ones LOL!!! Here are some photos for your drooling pleasure.

November 3, 2007

Altering Chipboard with Bees Wax and Paint Dabbers

Here is the latest inkling that I did for my Ranger Inkling yahoo group.


Melt Art Bees Wax – White
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Copper
Cut n’ Dry Foam
Raw Chipboard
Cardstock and Patterned Paper
Melting Pot
Melting Pot Project Pan
Melt Art Tools
Non stick craft sheet/mat
Embellishments of your choice (ribbon, flowers, brads etc.)

Pre-made blank card

1. Following directions for melting bees wax melt some in melting pot using melting pot project pan. You can find tips for melting bees wax on the Ranger site.

2. Place chipboard into melted wax. Use melt art tools to remove chipboard from wax and place on non stick craft sheet to cool (be careful not to get hot wax on you). Once cooled use a paint brush or sponge to brush more wax onto the chipboard. Let wax cool.

3. Dab on copper paint and then use a piece of cut and dry foam to remove excess paint and blend.

4. Make card using cardstock and patterned paper (or use pre-made blank card). :”Ink” the edges of the card with the paint dabber. Decorate with wax covered chipboard and other embellishments.

September 24, 2007

Blog Bash & New Card

Scrapbook Takeout is having a week long Blog Bash starting tomorrow (9/25). Chances to win some awesome prizes. Check it out if you have some time.
In other news its been forever since I posted a new creation. Here is a card a did for my Ranger Yahoo Group earlier this month. I used Ranger's Distress Embossing Powders for the flowers.

August 28, 2007

Thank U Card

WOW, I can’t believe I have not updated in so long and I was doing so good too. Oh well time to get back on track.

Card I made for the Label Tulip DT call, which unfortunately I did not get picked for. Oh well, pick myself up and dust myself off and onto the next one LOL!!!
Paper: A2Z and Prima; Flower: Petaloo; Tag: Every Jot and Title; Chipboard: Provo Craft; Ric rac: May Arts

August 3, 2007

"Junk Bowl" Challenge

So Caardvarks posted a micro challenge based on this tutorial by Lauren (one of the Caardvarks designers).

I don't really have a junk bowl (but will from today LOL) but I found these odds and ends on my desk.
And here is the card that I created using some of the stuff in my junk pile. Still deciding if I like it but at least it got my creative jucies flowing.

July 29, 2007

Use your scraps!!!

I know that this “hobby” of ours is called SCRAPbooking but I always seem to forget to use my scraps (LOL). So I have been trying to dig into my every multiplying pile of scraps before they spill out of the storage container. Here are a few cards I made all made from my scraps. These are for the July "Wub Cwub" on the Scrapbook Takeout forum.

Paper: K&I Memories, Pink Martini
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Studio G
Chipboard Buttons & Textured Tape: Making Memories
Other Chipboard: K&I Memories
Ink: Ranger
Jewels: Heidi Swapp
Ribbon: SEI
Other: Ranger Stickles and pipe cleaner

July 25, 2007

Me in a nutshell

I have been meaning to post this for the longest time. Francine did this mini book class for our customers who bought the June Scrapbook Takeout kit.

Supplies: Stickers, Rub-ons, Ribbon, Fabric paper - Love Elsie; Felt alpha and shapes, buttons, and Marker - American Crafts; Paint - Li'l Davis; Shaped buttons - Queen & Co; Stamps - Firecracker Designs; (all the previous are from the Scrapbook Takeout kits) Ink - Stazon and Colorbox; Stickers - Making Memories

July 16, 2007

I won!! I won!!!

Label Tulip a new kit club that launched this week had a contest to win a RAK if you posted a comment on their blog and my name was the lucky one pulled. I am so excited. I know everyone says this but I hardly ever win anything. This must be my lucky week. Here's hoping.

July 14, 2007

Made it to Challenge #10

Well here we are the finaly of the 10 days of challenges from Caardvarks. I am sorry to see the end but I an also thrilled with how many cards I have done. I think going forth I will challenge myself to do at least one card a day and post it here to my blog. So stay tuned for more cards from me. Here is my entry for today. We had to scrap lift a card from the Club Scrap gallery. the card was done by Jen using the Club Scrap "Fizz" kit.

Supplies: Paper/Cardstock: K & I Memories, Heidi Grace, Bazzill and Bazill Bling; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp (SBTO Kit); Ribbon: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima; Pen: Sakura Souffle.

On a personal note, went to see the new Harry Potter movie today with some friends. It was great. I was going to hold off on getting book seven but now I think I may get it sooner than I had planned to. I want to know how this saga will end. Think I will re-read book six as well.

July 13, 2007

WOW Day Nine!!

Can't believe it is day nine of the challenges at Caardvarks already. I have been doing pretty good keeping up with these. Six out of nine - not bad at all. Can't wait to see what day ten (the last of the 10 day challenges) will be. So here is mine for today. We had to use a clock on the front of the card.

Supplies: Paper: American Crafts and The Paper Company; Stamps: Club Scrap; Inks: Stazon and Brilliance; Flowers: American Crafts and; Brads: Close To My Heart; Ric Rac: Maya Road and craft store; Marker: Zig Writer; Other: Clock hands

July 12, 2007

Day 8 of Caardvarks Challenges

I am actually posting this early (well early for me LOL) today. Here is my card for day 8 of the Caardvarks challenges. Today we had to use 2 patterned papers, 2 ribbons, 2 stamps, and 2 circles.

Supplies: Paper: American Crafts; Ink: Stazon; Stamps: Denami Design; Ribbon: SEI(SBTO Kit) and unknown; Chipboard: K & Co and American Crafts; Plastic (SBTO Kit): Queen & Co.; Brads: SEI and Making memories; Eyelets: unknown

July 11, 2007

Lucky #7

New Challenge for Caardvarks is to make a good luck card. I went the simple route today. Simple but least in my opinion.

Supplies: Paper - Club Scrap and Bazzill; Stamp - Club Scrap; Ink - Stazon; Chipboard - Queen & Co; Brad - American Craft; Other - Chinese coin.

Thanks Card for Challenge

So here I am up late again making cards. Here is my latest for the challenges going on over at Caardvarks. It is a 6x6 card and I love making this size.

I was also able to use some of my growing pile of scraps on this one. I am so loving this Heidi Grace paper.

Supplies: Paper - Heidi Grace; Card Stock - Bazzill; Chipboard - Scenic Route; Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk; Rub-on - American Craft; Other - Ribbon, Rhinestones & Flowers - unknown

July 8, 2007

Another Challenge Card

Well I missed yesterday's challenge (well I should say Friday's challenge since technically it is already Sunday on the east coast) but here is my card for the Caardvarks Saturday challenge. We had to do a tri-fold card and I have to say I love it and want to make some more.

Card Front

Card Opened


Paper: Basic Grey; Brad: Making Memories; Flower, clock hands, metal tabs, and ribbon: unknown; Chipboard: Scenic Route; Stamps: Firecracker Designs (SBTO Kit) and Club Scrap

July 5, 2007

Last minute as always

Caardvarks is having 10 days of challenges to celebrate their 10,000 visitors to the blog. Each card has to be uploaded with in 24 hrs of it being posted (so today’s is due by midnight tonight). Here is my card for day ones challenge. We had to use one stamped item on the card. I did not realize just how hard this would be.
Paper: American Carfts
Card: Ranger Glossy
Stamp: Autumn Leaves
Ink: Stazon
Rub-ons: Making Memories
Other: unknown ribbon and rhinestones

June 26, 2007

Love Elsie Card

Card I did for Vee's Guest Design Team Challenge on the Scrapbook Takeout forum. I am loving the color combination of pink, blue and black and I am loving using felt.
Supplies: Scrapbook Takeout June Kit - Stickers, & Ribbon: Love Elsie; Felt and Marker: American Crafts; Paint: Lil' Davis. Other stuff Buttons - SEI; Fabric "paper": Love Elsie; Flower shape is the front of a card form from a SA Kit

June 24, 2007

Circles on Cards

The most recent challenge on Caardvarks is to use circles on your cards. Here are 2 that I did and they are also part of some card samples that I did for a class that I am offering at my local AC Moore. I used my Basic Grey Notch Tool on these as well.

Supplies used:
Paper: Cloud9Design and K&I Memories
Cardstock: Bazzill and pre made card form
Chipboard: K&Co
Ink: Colorbox
Other: Ribbon and ric rac

June 17, 2007

Mixing It Up

Found this great card challenge blog called Caardvarks and decided to join in the fun challenges that they have. The current one is to use patterned paper from three different manufacturers on the front of your card. I am also trying to use up my scraps so I went digging in my scrap pile and these are the two cards that I came up with.

Paper: Crate Paper, Colorbok and Scenic Route; Metal Accents: Nunn Designs; Chipboard: K&Co; Other: craft store buttons.

All Things Grow
Paper: Paper Salon, Crate Paper and Basic Grey; Ink: ColorBox; Stamp: Club Scrap; Other: craft store ric rac.

This is a great way for me to put a dent in my growing pile of scraps.

May 29, 2007

Scrap Fuel Altered Tin

I finally altered my Maya Road Coffee Tin that was part of the Scrapbook Takeout April kit using stuff from the May kit. I wanted to make something that was not only awesome to look at but that would also be useful. I plan to store my favorite scrapping snack – peanut M&Ms (and maybe some other chocolate) in my tin.
Supplies used:
Tin: Maya Road (April Kit), Rub-ons, Ribbon and Stickers: SEI (May Kit) Ribbon: American Crafts(March Kit)

Other Supplies: Paper: SEI, Ribbon unknown; Stickers: Creative Imaginations; Flowers: Prima; Ink: Color Box; Other: Pipe Cleaners

Note: I adopted Breanne’s (Scrapbook Takeout’s May guest designer) pipe cleaner flowers in a vase for the front of my tin

May 27, 2007


Spring is definitely in the air. Trees and flowers are blooming, the temperatures have gone up and yes the pollen is out in full force. Here’s a layout I did to welcome spring. It also showcases some of the stuff from two Scrapbook Takeout kits.
Chipboard: Heidi Swapp (from Scrapbook Takeout April Kit) and Stickers: American Crafts (from Scrapbook Takeout March Kit)Other supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Paper: Heidi Grace; Overlay: Making Memories; Brads and Ribbon: unknown; Other: Machine stitching