Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Boy!

Whew! It's been such a busy (last) weekend and week that I haven't been able to make a layout in quite a few days.. felt nice to create with the Artful Delight sketch.. even if I am down to the wire in entering! lol!

This is my BFF's little cutie, Braydon :)

I used My Mind Eye's "Fine and Dandy" patterned paper and chipboard - that I've been saving for a while :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week :)


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Good morning ! Today is my day to share a project on the Quick Quotes blog :) This month we are featuring our Powder Puff Chalk Inks! One of my favorite things about these inks is you can customize just about anything to coordinate with your Quick Quotes projects!

Exhibit A ;)

Using my "splat mat", I inked a plain white doily with our Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalk Ink (a MUST have). These inks are the perfect size for easy handling, yet so juicy and rich you can cover A LOT of real estate. Instant transformation!

Now my "Plain Jane" white doily is a all dressed up and a perfect match for the Copper Kettle collection. Right now, I'm hooked on making tags :) I love adding these to gifts, layouts, cards, and well... anything!

I covered my tag with the Copper Kettle 200 patterned paper, inking the edges with the same Mocha Mama ink. I layered my doily in the bottom right corner.

Next, I added my sentiment, fussy cut from the Copper Kettle 500 phrases paper. Bling was the finishing touch to bring this tag together!

What have you altered with inks??

Happy inking!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Flowers at Cricut Cardz!

Good morning! We are featuring blooming May flowers this week at Cricut Cardz! I created this card using my "Flower Shoppe" cartridge:

I made this square card using patterned paper scraps and my new Martha Stewart "Loops" punch around the page set. Love the dimension on this flower! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to visit Cricut Cardz to see what the rest of the design team created and link up your own flower cards.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Good morning, everyone! We have a new challenge over at The Paper Variety.  Diana has created a sketch for us! I just loved it:

My layout came together pretty quickly!

I used the Doodlebug "Birthday Celebration" collection available at A Walk Down Memory Lane. It was perfect for these quick photos of my hubby enjoying his birthday dessert at home last week :)

Don't those strawberries look delicious :) 

We have a fun prize if you play along too! It's the "Sunkissed" collection by Bo Bunny:

You can link up your entries HERE. Be sure to stop by The Paper Variety over the next few days for design team inspiration, including guest DT Diana's take on her sketch! :)

Have a great week!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quick Quotes: Mother's Day Inspiration

Good morning! We are sharing Mother's Day at the Quick Quotes blog this month. Are you in need of a card for tomorrow? Look no further than our Dreamscape collection. I just love the purples in this line; the patterns and colors are very elegant.

When layering papers, I love using our Powder Puff chalk inks to ink the edges and bring all pieces of the project together. I used "Very Berry" on each of my layers.

Don't forget to grab your Powder Puff chalk inks when you use your stamps as well! I inked up my Mother's Day sentiment with my favorite, Mocha Mama.

Happy (early) Mother's Day to all of the mothers, mothers to be, daughters, and fabulous women who care for so many in our lives :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sole Sisters ;)

Love this collection from Imaginisce! I used the sketch at Frosted Designs for my layout.

This is my BFF and I teaching summer school 2 years ago. This will be the first summer that I don't participate... but lots of BIG {well little lol} things going on here to prepare for! :)


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Grandma's card

Don't forget grandma's this Mother's Day! I designed mine with Artful Delight's card sketch and Frosted Design's bingo challenge:

For my bingo I used the bottom row of circles (polka dot pp), quote (from JBS pea pod parts), brads (corner of my sentiment), and chipboard (I used the burgundy stickles on the raw chipboard heart).

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you've had a great weekend! :)


Pretty Momma :)

I love this new set from Paper Smooches! I bought it just for the rose stamp.. and I made my first card for their "cardstock only" NSD challenge today:

I love teal and pink together. I popped up the teal cardstock to reveal the paper pieced rose on the base layer:

I'm sure you'll be seeing more things with this set soon :)

I'm also sharing this card at The Cuttlebug Spot's "flowers for Mom" challenge!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Criss Cross Card :)

WOW! There are so many fun things happening this weekend on blogs and on Facebook for National Scrapbook Day. I am lucky to have a little bit of time today to join the fun :) I made a Criss Cross card for one of the challenges at Frosted Designs.

I love making this kind of card fold! I used papers from my Crate Paper "Restorations" 6x6 pad. I used a kraft card base inked in black.

Here's a close up of the belly band that holds the card together. I used that fun pinwheel flower from American Crafts with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  The recipient can slide it off to reveal the inside:

I used some of the border paper with the subtle pattern on the fuscia paper so I can write my message inside. I think this card will be for my bestie who is graduating grad school in a few weeks :) So proud of her. Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Saturday, May 5, 2012

AWDML Blog Hop!

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If you are coming from Nicole's blog you're in the right spot! If not, you'll want to start AWDML so you don't miss any details! :)

Here is my layout featuring our "Cherish" theme :) Another layout for the wedding layout (3 and half years later.. still working on it! lol!) This is the first in a series of carriage ride photos.

I just love how it turned out! I used Authentique's "Journey" patterned papers and quotes. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and shadow for my "Cherish" title. I'm sharing this at Amanda's "Get Scrappy Challenge" for making a celebration layout.

I embellished my layout with the My Favorite Things "Decorative Doily" die and a few Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" punches. I'm also sharing this at Scraptastic Club for using my favorite border punch Martha Stewart "Doily Lace".

Here are some ways YOU can be involved this weekend with AWDML (

1. Stop by AWDML facebook and post a comment on the QOTD to receive an extra entry toward the NSD GC Prize. Then post a picture of something you made on NSD. You will have till May 6th Sunday at 12AM PST for an additional entry.

2. For every five dollars you spend at the store, your name will be entered into the drawing for the Gift Certificate.

3. One order total during NSD weekend will magically vanish. Yep, you read that order placed Friday at 12:01am through Sunday 11:59pm (Eastern Time) will be FREE!


  • Adhesives are 25% off
  • Hero Arts Stamps are 50% off
  • Any Carded Ribbon is 35% off
  • Rub-ons are 75% off
  • Idea Books are buy 1 get 1 free (free idea book is of equal or lessor value. We will adjust your total before shipment)

Have a great National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Your next stop in the hop is the fabulous SHELLY! :)


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quick Quotes Blog Hop!

Good morning! Welcome to the QUICK QUOTES blog hop, celebrating National Scrapbooking Day!!

If you are coming from MARICA'S blog you're in the right spot :) If not, you'll want to start at CHRISTINE'S blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration or chances to win.
Here is the layout I created using the Summer Samba line:

This month's challenge is all about fussy cutting. I cut two sets of these hibiscus flowers from the patterned paper corners and layered them on the second sheet of patterned paper with pop dots. It really gives the page a lot of dimension!

I also fussy cut this postage stamp title from the Summer Samba 500 journaling boxes paper. I added the "a" and "with" with other alphas.

Now what's a Blog Hop without a fun prize?!!!  Since we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day (annnd 6,000 fans over on Facebook!) we are all set to give away a grab bag full of crafty Quick Quotes goodness!   For sure it will contain some PowderPuff Chalk Inks as they are our featured product for May!

How do you win? 
  • Leave a comment on each of the Designer's blogs
  • Come on back and leave a comment with your favorite project or tip from the hop
  • Be a follower of this blog, get an extra entry if you refer a friend to be a new follower!
  • Hop is open for comments until Sunday, May 6 at 11:59pm. 

Happy Hopping!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April Showers Bring..

That's our next challenge at The Paper Variety!! :)

Our prize for this week is an awesome "kit" put together by TPV, featuring Authentique's "Journey" papers, embellies, and extras.

I made these tags for Mother's Day using my "Flower Shoppe" cricut cartridge. They measure 4 1/2" tall (plus the ribbon ;)

All papers are My Minds Eye. I adore how they turned out! I think I'll be making more tags in the future :)

Hop over the The Paper Variety over the next two weeks to see what the rest of the design team created and link up your own handmade flower projects!

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