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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spring Summer Challenge

I guess everyone is busy--No one tried my challenge. I will try somehting else later. Maybe at the end of the week I will do a blog candy.

So over at Paper Craft Planet I am doing a Challenge- What makes you think of Spring/Summer. You choose at least 3 items from the list and then create something with the items from the list. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday June 1st. Anyone is welcome to particpate.

The challenge is to use those products to create a work of art. It could be a card, scrapbook page, mini album, 3-D project, anything goes. There will be a random drawing to determine the winner and then they will get a goody of some sort. Hope you play.

Freebies for this challenge are

White Cardstock, Black ink or Black pen, One extra color choice, stamp set.

The random drawing will be on Monday June 1st to determine the winner of the goodies. Good luck Please leave a link in the comments to your entry.

Below is the completed list.

My Recipe for Spring / Summer

Flowers of course paper flowers

Dogwoods- hemp

Tulips-paper piercing

Daffodils- markers


leaves budding out- paper folding

rain showers-licquid glass

umbrella- oval matt


Sun-round or scalloped matt


Color-choice of color

outdoors-dry embossing

Fresh Start-Bling


the dreaded swimsuit season- watecolor or regular color pencils


Spring Break- Heat Embossing

School is Out-Ribbon

Spring Cleaning-Multi-layered journallin

Gardening-Pattern paper

weeds-pop-dotted image



pool-licquid glass

swimming-watercolor or colored pencils


Weddings-Bling or pearls

BBQ- Food item ( could be stamp, sticker, photo.etc)

Deck and Patio- Rectangle Matt

So for my choice I decided to go with Gardening, Mowing, Spring Cleaning, School is Out, Color, and Fertilizer. Below is the scrapbook layout I made and detail photos of the journal box.

Alexis loves Hannah Montanna and she got lots of presents for her birthday.

On the right side middle is my journal box closed. I had lots of pictures and wanted to try and keep it to a 2 page spread.

Here is a close up fo the journal box closed

This is the first flap

Here the flap is completely open. The hardest part was getting the measurements right so it would open and close easily.

Can't waite to see what you create.

Always find your happy place


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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CPS Sketch 116 /Be Yourself May SOTM

Saw this sketch on CPS this week and thought it would work great with Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month: Be Yourself. This is a cute stamp that reminds me of Girl Power.
The girl is stamped twice. Once in black and then I stamped the image again in Ocean and cut the dress out and glued it down. I used licquid glass on the boots to make them shiney, but it doesn't show up well on the picture.
Stamps are: D1349 Be Yourself( only available this month)
Ribbon is Z1122 HollyHock Ribbon Rounds Collection.

This card is cool because it can be used to send out a business card or a gift card.

Recipe: Cardstock cut 5 1/2 by 11

Scored at 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4

Fold so that it looks like the picture above. Fold and then punch the slot. I used a SU punch Paper shaper to cut the slot. I overlapped the punch to make it the correct size. Then I used Red Line Tape to close it off. You can see the tape on the picture above. Below you will see the inside of the card after it has been put together with my business card in it.

Thanks for looking.
Always find your Happy Place
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I need Sunshine and Summer. Being a teacher in tough in the spring. Sorta like a parent at the end of the summer. Ready for kids to get back into a different routine. I also teach at a Middle School, so needless to say things are a little crazy. I made these cards a little while ago,but am just now getting them posted.
2 of the backgrounds are Chalk lines from Technique Junkies and the background behind the porcupine is a new paper called Back Country from Close To My Heart.

The stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps. I love all of their cute Charlie Horse stamps and they have some great Christian Stamps. Check them out. They are located in Missouri which I think is cool also. All other supplies are Close to My Heart. I also used Spellbinder Nestabilites.

This image was colored in using watercolor pencils and the green grass is chalks.

The Charlie Horse and the duck are colored in with Copics. This is my first attempt at Copics and I think they turned out pretty good.

Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoyed them

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Idea Book & Animal Cookies

Have not posted lately. Can't say I have been too busy, but I can blame the weather. It is so depressing when it rains every day. Well today is National Scrapbooking Day and I am going to a crop 10-10, but you should check out The Tickled Pink Special if you haven't yet. Close To My Heart is Offering this great Paper, stamp, die cut,& embellishment kit for a great price. You could even get it for free if you wanted it. They are also doing a contest. Check out the pink button to the right for more information on the contest It could mean lots of free products!!!!!!

The New Idea Book is Live!!!! Have you got yours yet? If not let me know and I can get one in the mail for you as soon as Monday.

X7112B is one of the new Paper Kits. It is Called Animal Cookies and it is soooooo Cute! I love all the vibrant colors in the paper pack and who wouldn't love the cute animals. I am doing a swap with some sister consultants and these are some of the cards I have made. I use X7112B, C1360 Its a Zoo, D1349 Be Yourself (May Stamp of the Month)

for these cards.

Thanks for looking

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