Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!!

An extra day in our weekend, the distinct smell of grilling burgers, and
most importantly, remembering that our freedom is a gift from so many
who serve and give their own lives to make America a place of freedom.

My personal thank you to so many who give so much:

God Bless you and your families for the loving, giving sacrifices
you make every single day!

There are also more patriotic tribute projects up over on the blog
at Practical Scrappers today.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cupcake Cafe'.....

It's my day over at The Rubber Cafe' today!  I'm a huge mini album
fan, love making them, and this one mixed in a lot of fun different elements!

You can pop over and see all the fun details and up close
pics over at The Rubber Cafe' Blog (HERE).

And if you haven't checked them out, Genuinely Jane Studios
makes the cute wooden cupcake mini album (and so many
others) and UmWow Studios makes the cute layered star
chipboard pieces (and yep, you guessed many others!)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

White Out....

Yes, if you frequent my know I am a fussy crafter layers, love embellishments....but for this card, I broke
tradition and REALLY stepped out of that comfort zone....
for this card using the Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor set....
there is an awful lot of white space on this card!

Ok, I think I'm kinda liking this's sure quick and
easy to pop out a card!!  I usually fuss for a while!

Here is a close you can see the embossing...reminds
me of patent leather....very nautical!!

Got some other things in the works, but we'll see when
I can get them posted (like my I haven't
forgotten!).  So what are you working on lately?  Leave
a comment, and I'd love to stop by your blog too, and
take a peek and say hi!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti - Happy Harbor
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Pugnacious Paper - white; Recollections cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink - Festive Berries; Versamark
Embellishment: Twinery Twine - Maraschino; WOW embossing powder-white

Monday, May 20, 2013

Anchors Aweigh!!

It's more Reverse Confetti fun, love these stamps...they fit right in 
the nautical trend happening now!  I went with a clean and simple 
style with these two cards, not my comfort zone at all, but decided
to give it a go, and came up with this card:

Ok, it did have a little embellishment on, but just
wait....tomorrow I will have a SUPER Clean and Simple card!!

Thanks for stopping by today.....setting sail for more fun
soon, but off to link my card up over at Reverse Confetti
for their Fetti' Finds, but more fun projects and an
announcement coming.....check back again soon!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Reverse Confetti - Happy Harbor
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Pugnacious Paper, white; AC cardstock
Ink:  Distress Ink - Festive Berries, Stormy Sky; Versamark
Embellishment: WOW embossing powder - white; Doodlebug button; Twinery twine-
Maraschino;UmWow Studio chipboard -  layered banners; Adirondack Snow Cap paint;
Recollections rhinestones

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Stamps!

I'm always on the lookout for fun stamps, and I
found some from the new stamp company
Reverse Confetti!  Lovin' these first sets,
especially the Happy Harbor set I used here:

This set goes perfect with the new Fancy Pants
Down by the Shore collection.  The wooden piece
is from the new Studio Calico Atlantic collection.

I stamped the anchors and the sentiment with
Stormy Sky distress ink, and I also stamped
the anchor border stamp onto the UmWow
chipboard star, and along the bottom of the
red cardstock mat using a Snow Cap
Adirondack paint dauber.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti--Happy Harbor
Paper:  Fancy Pants--Down by the Shore; The Rubber Cafe' Pugnacious paper--white;
Bazzill--Cherry Splash
Ink:  Distress Ink--Stormy Sky; Adirondack Paint Dauber--Snow Cap
Embellishments:  Twinery twine; Recollections bling; Studio Calico wooden piece;
UmWow chipboard
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'--Scrap Happy Glue; Xyron Mega Runner

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wingin' It....

I'm sharing a soft as springtime card today, with 
one of my very favorite stamps from The Rubber Cafe'.

The Large Paisley Dragonfly stamp....and it's stamped 
with guess what?  Scrap Happy Glue, and then I gently
buffed on some of their You're So Fine glitter....

Here is a close up of the "bejeweled" dragonfly:

If you'd like even more details, including a complete 
product list....pop over to The Rubber Cafe' blog.
The specific post can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today....more fun soon (including a
giveaway), check in again soon!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunshine Central

Oh I am so happy we have sunshine again!!!  Love spring,
don't you?  And the sunshine is my mini
album project....I've been wanting to get my hands into
some ink and paint and create....and this mini is the
fruits of that labor!

Lots of pages.....this is an adorable wooden
book from Genuinely Jane Studios (GJS) and
the arrows are chipboard from UmWow Studio.

I sprayed the book with Dylusions spray by Dyan
Reavely and then lightly brushed it with yellow
from Creative Imaginations.  I also used that to
paint the chip pieces as has a soft sheen
to it....perfect for the "sunshine".  The inside was
all covered with pretty paper from the 24/7
collection from Simple Stories and some of 
their stickers--I will try to post some pics later,
right now....blogger is giving me fits!  I did manage
to get this close up posted:
Enjoy the sunshine....but don't forget to take a 
little crafting time too!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Cuppa.....

I love mugs , any thing coffee!  
The Curled Mug stamp from The Rubber Cafe'
is one of my favorites....and with some fun textures
of cork and burlap, I created this card:

If you'd like the details....pop over here:

Thanks for stopping by today....hope you are getting
your scrap on for NSD!!!  I'm heading to play with
some mini albums for Genuinely Jane Studios!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Moments That Count....

I love scrapbooking for the creative outlet, but also for 
the walk down memory lane.  Love these memories 
from one of the last trips we took with my dad.

Really a fun time, and what a blast to create with
the WRMK Feelin' Groovy collection:

 This is page one of a 2 page LO done for Hannah's
love the colors....bright and fun....and added some
straws and Trendy Twine in orangscicle as a fun border!

Tomorrow is The Rubber Cafe' pop in then!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  WRMK Feelin' Groovy collection
Embellishments:  WRMK Feelin' Groovy--Count Die Cut Tag; Trendy Twine--Orangscicle;
                          Darice gemstones; button, chipboard and straws from Hannah's
Ink:  Distress Ink--Black Soot

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time for a New Challenge!

Have you popped over to Scrap It Girl to check out
her monthly challenges yet?  Amazing prize packs,
and always a different type of challenge!  This
month it's a sketch challenge using this sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Using a little of the new MME Boy Crazy 6x6 pad, and
the sentiment sticker from Webster's Pages Alison Kreft.
And here is the yummy prize pack:

So many awesome goodies you can win if
take the chance and play along!

You can find the post with all the info and link up HERE.

Come on over and play!