Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sketchy Thursday

I wish I could stop time- Sketchy Thursday

Here is my creation for this week's Sketchy Thursday Challenge.
I had a blast with this sketch.  I hope you enjoy it!
I also created this for Frosted Design's transperancy challenge.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Last minute Sale-a-bration ...

Sale-a-bration is coming to a close as of tomorrow, March 31st.  You still have time to shop my online store and have your order shipped right to your house.  After you place your order of $50 or more you can get this beautiful paper for free!  It is a 6x6 pad of adorable paper that matches all the SU colors!!!  There are so many items that you can choose for free either out of the special Sale-a-bration catalog or ones out of the regular catalog!  Send me a question if you like @

I created this card using:
Whisper White cardstock -100730 $7.50
Designer Series 6 x 6 paper pad- Sale-a-bration118401 (free with $50)
SU Beautiful Wings 118138 embosslits die $11.95
Scallop trim border 118402- Sale-a-bration (free with $50)
Of the Earth stamps (sentiment)- hostess set (you can get this set free when you host a show- email me)
Shop my store now... to get this once a year sale before it ends!!!

I created the above card based on the photo inspiration below for Little Red Wagon.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Scrapping the Music's Challenge this week is "Fireflies"
It is one of my new favorite songs!
Come play along with us this week!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Design Divas for Challenge Masters

Our New Design Divas

Ok everyone this has been a very difficult decision. We want to thank all of you that have applied. There was so much talent to pick from. So here is the new Ch{all}enge Masters Design Team for April - September.

Week #1 Groups:
Altered: Pam Sandy
Book of Me: Misty Miller
Calendar: Jessica Shurts
One Little Word: Mikki McGehee
Stash: Stacy Rodriquez
Technique: Vieve Garner
The Daily Grind: Sarah Eclavea

Week #2 Groups:
Ad/Art: Julie LaKose
Blade Masters: Cindy Blair, Pat Bishop
Color: Sally Cranney
Go Green: Robin Lachnicht
Hybrid: Elizabeth Rosemond
Recipe: Jennifer Campbell
Surprise!: Guest Design Diva

Week #3 Groups:
Cards: Jamillie Radar, Vanessa Carlson
Journaling: Diana Gonzalez
Scraplift: Pat Bishop, July Gaceta
Sketches: Audrey Yeager, Marinanne Barone
Stamping: Jennifer Chapin
Tags: Fia Uiterwijk

Here is my take on the sketch challenge for this month!
Congrats to all the new Design Divas!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I created this card for Challenge Master's Stamping Challenge-
"fussy cutting"
I used the Tree Trimmings stamp set
Hostess set- Christmas punch
Top Note die
Certainly Celery, Whisper white, Very Vanilla paper
Real red ink and Stazon ink
Clear embossing powder

I got the Tree Trimming's set for free during Sale-a-bration.  Why do I mention this?  Because you only have 4 more days to order on my online store before this amazing sale is over!  Go click in the link on the right sidebar.  For every $50 you spend, you get a free sale-a-bration item.  Click on the link on my sidebar to see all the stamp sets and the punch and paper that you can get for free!!!

I used the free paper from Sale-a-bration to create this layout as well as the free punch!
I also used chocolate chip ribbon, the modern label punch, the word window punch and my newest favorite stamp set..... Teeny Tiny Wishes!!! Love it, it is a must have set!!!
Book a workshop with me now to earn a free two step stamp set pictured
above for free with a $350 workshop!
Email me today for more details...
Go shop on my online store before March 31st and earn free stamps, punches, paper that will be shipped right to your door in approximately 2 weeks!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It seems like forever!!!

Wow, it seems like forever since I have blogged and it has only been a few days!  So much craziness going on!  It has been one of the busiest weeks for me at school and at home!  I am so happy to have the weekend be here and a little R & R. 

Last night, I did my first Stampin Up workshop.  It went pretty well for a 1st workshop.  I relied on what I feel comfortable which is teaching... so I had a blast doing the teaching part of the workshop.  I did 3 projects last night for my mother-in-law's show! 

Here is the 1st card that I taught-
learned how to use the Scallop punch to create beautiful flowers
Use both watercolor crayons and ink to create these flowers
used the new acryllic block and clear mount stamps
layering punches and dimensionals
Second creations is...
With this tag, we learned how to...
use the blender pen to apply ink to the stamped image from Stampin spots or ink pads

Here is the final card, where they applied what they learned to this card...
they chose to use either the watercolor crayons or the ink to color the flowers in the vase.
Thank you to the ladies who joined me for my 1st workshop!
Looking forward to more!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tote-ally Tess Art

Tote-ally Tess

Kim, my 2nd upline, gives out handmade gifts to her top 5 sellers each month.  I was #2 for February and she created these adorable art pieces using Tote-ally Tess!  I have it on my classroom desk!
Thanks, Kim

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us
Come play along with us this week!

I used all Stampin up products on this layout!
Check out my website to order any of the products you see!
Sale-a-bration runs until March 31st... for every $50 in product, you get to choose a free Sale-a-bration item!

I am excited to share some of my creations from my 12 hour crop yesterday.  I will be posting the creations this week!  I am very excited to share Scrap That Poetry's next challenge on April 1st.  At the crop, they have a layout contest, where they give you some products that you must (or they suggest) you use on your layout, but you can add anything else.  Then all the croppers choose their favorite.  Well, my next STP layout won 1st place... I get to go crop for free next time!  Whoo hoo!

Don't forget to go play along with our Irish blessing challenge until the end of March!  Check it out here!  There is an amazing RAK being given away by Tessa!

I added a link to my tutorial on how to make my handmade flowers on the post below!

Happy Spring

What gorgeous spring weather we are having in the Northeast!
I have been enjoying this Spring weather.
Yesterday, I went to a 12 hour crop and then came home and played along with Challenge Master's 1 hour challenge.  First creation I would like to share is my 1 hour challenge.  We had to scraplift Audrey in 1 hour and post.  Here is my creation!

My second creation, I made for Frosted Designs- think Spring challenge!
I also made these for my swap today!

Hope you are enjoying your weather!
Thanks for stopping by!
Here is a tutorial for creating this flower above.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Challenge Master's Card Challenge- Stampin up products

Challenge Master's Card Challenge
Use 2 patterned papers
2 different ribbons
1 button
Easter theme
Inked edges

I used all Stampin up products!

Friday, March 19, 2010

400th post- Spring Hat Parade

Wow, I can't believe this is my 400th post!
I had such a fabulous day with my kids.
We celebrated Spring with their Spring Hat Parade
Master Bryce with his "tool hat" to build the house.

Miss Clara always makes "headlines!"
As stated by Miss Buckno... This is our first time that a student brought items to accessorize her outfit with her hat. (We sent in all the items for her hat... she told them that she had to wear them with her hat!)

After the parade, Grammy and I took you two to get ice cream...

We had such a fabulous day today... got to enjoy the sunshine and each other! 
I hope you had just as fabulous day as we did!

Challenge Master's Kitchen Keepsakes Challenge

Challenge Master's Kitchen Keepsake's Challenge- decorate something to hold recipes.
I decorated a plain recipe box with Stampin Up paper and embellishments.
I am going to use it to keep my current cards that I create in it!
Come join us in our challenges!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Practical Scrappers chipboard challenge

Practical Scrapper's Challenge - Chipboard

I stamped images on my chipboard as well as misted it and used it as a journaling block!
What do you like to do with your chipboard?
Come join our challenge!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Challenge Master's Book of Me

Challenge Master's Book of Me
Are you a morning person, mid day person or night owl?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Challenge Master's Ad/Art

Come join Challenge Masters site.
We offer 20+ challenges a month.
I stepped in this month and created the challenge for AD/ART.
I chose Vincent Van Gogh's Vase with 12 Sunflowers.
I made a punch art card using Stampin Up paper and punches!
We have a design call out for new designers.  Come join in our fun and apply!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Scrapping the Music and Sketchy Thursday

I created this layout for Sketchy Thursday's Guest Designer challenge!
Use this sketch:
Prompt - Fill in the blanks: "If I could __________, I would ________."

Technique - Mist or paint IN PINK.

I had a blast with this challenge.  I also created it for Challenge Master's Book of We challenge.
Scrapping the Music
"Free Me"
I chose the lyric "attitude"
I created this layout using Challenge Master's Color challenge for this month!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

May the road rise to meet you

Irish Blessing
 Our new challenge is an Irish blessing.  Check out the challenge here.

You have until March 31st to link your layout, card, altered art to the post here.

I have been busy today creating layouts for a few challenges.
First is a layout that I created for Sketchy Thursday.
4 generations of women

Next layout, I created for Design Dollies- trifecta
Used their sketch, purple, brown, white and "lucky"
I also used Challenge Master's Journaling challenge- to write on background paper.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to play along!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bounce U

Pictures from today...

We had a blast!  Thank you to all who came... we love spending time with you!
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