Thursday, April 24, 2014

Look who's turning 7!

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm off today for a scrap filled weekend in Michigan with 3 of my besties!

However before I go I want to let you know that there is a new challenge starting today at Seize the Birthday.

No toppings just an anything goes! But remember that it does have to be a birthday card.

My grandnephew celebrated his 7th birthday this past weekend so I made this card for him.

Cardstock: SU
PP, enamel dots, envelope, washi tape: Teresa Collins "He Said She Said"
Dies: WPlus9
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Ink: Versafine
I also used the sketch at our sister challenge blog Seize the Sketch to create my card.
Can't wait to check out all your cards!


Good morning!

I'm up on the blog at Paper Bakery where I share a couple of embellishment tips. I hope you will pop over and check it out right here.

Here is my card.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

News Flash!

I'm not done sharing my cards from the Paper Bakery March Daylight Savings Card Kit!

The adorable camera paper in the 6x6 paper pad that comes in the kit was perfect to use with an exclusive stamp that came in this scrapbook kit. The kit is still available I see so I would suggest a little retail therapy. :)

That adorable "smile" flair is from Paper Bakery too.

Everything is from the card kit other than:
Cardstock: SU, A.C.
Versamark, Embossing powder

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Enjoy Today

I have another card to share with you using the March Daylight Savings Card Kit from Paper Bakery.

Cardstock: SU, A.C.
PP: MME "Just Splendid" (kit)
Tag & Stickers: Teresa Collins (kit)
Sequins: Paper Bakery
Stamp: Paper Bakery
Ink: Memento
Glitter tape: A.C.
I cut up one of the tags from the kit to use as the focal image and stamped the background of it with this cool stamp.
A splattering of sequins to embellish my card and it was done!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Speech Bubbles?

One of the papers from the March Card Kit from Paper Bakery called Daylight Savings had all these speech bubbles and it reminded me of texting on a cell phone so this is the card I created.

Everything is from the kit other than the cardstock form A.C. and SU
Stickers from kit: Teresa Collins "Daily Stories"
PP from kit: MME "Just Splendid"

The wood veneer speech bubbles co-ordinated with the paper soooooo perfectly!

I cut the cell phone out using my Cameo.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

White on White

There is a new challenge for you today at Seize The Birthday.

Our "Toppings" option this time is...."White on White"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
                                                          The choice is yours!

Here is the card that I created and of course I used the toppings option....hee hee.
Cardstock: Wplus9, SU
Pearls: Forever in Time
Stamp: Wplus9 (Very Vintage Floral)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing powder: SU
Dies: Simon Says Stamps (folded banner, heart wreath)
Embossing Folder: ProvoCraft
Don't forget to check out all the other creations by my fellow DT members. They blew me away!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Paper Bakery Sketch #22

Happy Sunday everyone! I just wanted to let you know that the latest sketch challenge has been announced on the Paper Bakery blog today.

Here is my take on it.

Supplies: I used the Paper Bakery March Card Kit. and a Fiskars and Punch a Bunch punch.

I sure hope you will play along with our challenge and a chance to win a prize!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birthday Wishes

It's time for another great challenge at Seize the Birthday.

And do we have a "toppings" option for you?

Oh yes we do!!! But I am going to make you go over to the Seize the Birthday blog to find out what it is....haha!!! I will tell you that I DID use the toppings option on my card and here it is.
PP:My Minds Eye lime twist
Cardstock: WPlus9
Spellbinders: Nestabilities
Buttons: unk


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Using a cut file from Paper Bakery

My project is up on the Paper Bakery blog today. I show you a way to use a cut file that you get with your kit membership.

For all the instructions please head over to the Paper Bakery blog.

I used the February card kit "Umbrella Rain" to make my card.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Walk A Mile

I almost forgot to put this up on my blog....YIKES!!! While I was away on my scrap weekend I played along with the February sketch at My Creative Sketches.

If you go check the sketch out you will see that I turned it 90 degrees to accommodate my photo and I also added a second photo.

My oldest son Jonathan is always getting involved with charity events which is so wonderful. With his friend Mike they participated in the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes but not only did they put on high heel shoes they totally dressed the part with women's clothes too! Jonathan is the one in the "little black" dress.


Other supplies: American Craft Cardstock, Prima stickers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Faux or Real

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.

This week we have have an option of adding a topping which is to use stitching.....Faux or Real!

I love to use my sewing machine on my projects so I pulled out some gold thread to stitch around the top panel of my card.

Cardstock: SU, Bazzill, Neenah
Stamp: Cas-ual Friday
Other: Versamark, emb. powder,sequins, Gelatos
Water colour is a trend in paper crafting right now so on my scrap weekend I pulled out my Gelatos (which I had yet to do) and had my first try at water colouring! I like it and I know I will play some more with this technique.

I am entering my card in Virginia's View Challenge.

I hope I see your card over at Seize the Birthday. I wonder if you will use any stitching....faux or real!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Umbrella Rain

My card is up on the Paper Bakery blog today.

I used the latest card kit called Umbrella Rain. You should head to the store and check it out. It's so Springy and fresh!
For more details check out the blog post at the Paper Bakery.
I used sketch #14 at Deconstructed Sketch.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Paper Bakery Sketch

You still have some time to play along with the sketch challenge at Paper Bakery.


We would love to see YOU play along with us using the sketch challenge.    You have until March 15th at midnight to link your layout/card/project up on the right hand side of the blog.

Here are the details you need to know to play along with us using the sketch challenge: 
1.) We will have a new Sketch Challenge every two weeks. Play along for your chance to win a $10 coupon to the Paper Bakery Shop.
2.) Make a layout or project inspired by the sketch. Be creative and have fun! We would love to see what you create using a Paper Bakery kit; however, using a kit is not required for you to play along.
3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of the Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date.
4.) Winners will be randomly selected, and we will post them on the Paper Bakery Facebook page and on the Paper Bakery blog.

Here is my layout using the sketch. Everything that I used on my page came from Paper Bakery kits.
I am entering my layout in the Scrap Our Stash layering challenge.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gramma's Love

While I was away on my scrap weekend at Memories Manor my home away from home.....hee hee.... I created a layout using Sketch #67 at My Scraps and More.

PP, tidbits, tabs: Elle's Studio "Day to Day"
PP: Maggie Holmes
Stamp: Paper Bakery
Stickers: A.C.
Ink: Versafine
Misc: straw, photo corner, crochet twine
Gramma Dianne sure does love her Ryan! Took this photo when we went to Swiss Chalet as we always do when Gramma Di comes for a visit.
A couple of closeups for you.
I am in love with the paint splatter stamp from Paper Bakery!!
Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Seize the Birthday

It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday. There is no "Topping" this week so we would love to see any birthday card that you create.

Yes that is means.....anything goes!!
Here is my card.
I used the January card kit from Paper Bakery. It is still available in the store and I have to tell you that I love it so head over and check it out!
I stamped the background with a Hero Arts background stamp and clear embossed it. Love the extra texture.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Love Potion

More of the Love Potion #9 Card Kit that is from Paper Bakery. You've already seen 2 cards that I made with this kit and here are 3 more.

This first card uses one of the free cut files "xoxo" that you get when you order the kit as a member. I love that floral paper from the Pebbles paper pad.
I added some of these resin hearts from the store and ended up with a sweet Valentine card.

Here is a little closeup of the cut file.

On this next card I used another one of the cut files....the heart....and made it the focal point.
Some enamel dots, flair from the kit and some heart sequins that I believe came in a previous kit and a bit of machine stitching and I had another Valentine Card.

This last card shows that you can use the kit for more than a lovey dovey card. I used some of the more masculine papers from the paper pad and some of the awesome Crate stickers and I now have a card ready for my Dad's birthday!

I highly recommend getting this kit before they are sold out!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hearts and Birthdays

There is a new challenge up at Seize the Birthday.

The "toppings" for this challenge is "hearts".

Of course if you don't feel like using the toppings  an "anything goes" birthday card is perfectly fine!
I knew that I had this awesome gold foil heart paper so that is how my card started.
Other than the SU cardstock everything else is from the Teresa Collins "You Are My Happy" collection.
I sure hope that you will join us for this challenge at Seize The Birthday!