Saturday, May 31, 2014

Let's Capture Our memories sketch 74

LCOM Card Sketch #74

I really like the simple design of this sketch, and wanted to add a little fun in the style of the card itself.  I kept with the main sketch so when the card is flat you can see that I haven't strayed from the sketch at all.  However, when its used as an easel card, it gives it a totally different look.  How fun is that?  I don't know who comes up with these different styles of cards, but it sure makes it fun to make cards.

I made this for my oldest son's birthday.  He loves to fish.  He'd be on the lake from morning until night if he didn't have to work.  He turns 24 this year.  Time sure flies.  I hope he likes his card.

You can come play along here:

Friday, May 30, 2014

another scrapbook layout

This is one of my favorite layouts!

This is of my son on his senior year of high school.  I'm really late at scrapping, so happy that I've 
come across some great sketch sites lately.

I got the sketch from Stuck Sketches. I missed the challenge but so glad I found the sketch.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

I love my dog scrapbook page

I ran across the challenge at Stuck Sketches, and decided to dig an old photo out of my pack.
The photo I am scrapping today, is  of my dad, my dog Rags, and myself when I was a little
girl.  I love this photo with my hair back in a handkerchief.  My Dog Rags grew up with me, he
was such a good little dog.  I remember taking him to the school yard with me after school to play
on the play equipment there.  We'd go up the ladder of the slide, he would follow me, climb all by himself.  We'd walk the balance beams that were only about a foot up off the ground.  I really
enjoyed taking him there, and he liked it too.

Anyway, on to my layout..  Don't stare too long it might make you a little dizzy.  lol

Come play along there is still time over at Stuck Sketches!
(not a winner this time)  awe!  

Twix smelling the flowers

I am finding some really beautiful challenges that are helping me get my scrapbooking pages completed.
This is my son's dog Twix.  We had some beautiful roses and she kept going over to smell them.
I thought it was so cute.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Friends are forever

Today I'm keeping it Simple with a  Clean and Simple card.  The Kraft Journal is hosting this

I used a gezebo stamp that says Friends are Forever.  It is made by PSX stamp that is about 2 x 2 inches I'm guessing.   I am selling it for $3.00 if anyone is interested in this stamp.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Home Tweet Home

My friend Holley gave me this lovely bird stamp, and this is the first time I got to use it.  It's so darling, big thanks to you Holley.

I couldn't get a good photo of the whole card, so did a close up of it too 

Challenges entered:
#1 Artistic Inpirations: Things with wings   (ends june 1)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A different kind of easel card

Yesterday I watched a youtube video by Jennifer, and her video just blew me away.  She has such a great personality, her video was a lot of fun to watch.  Best part, she included a tutorial for a really cool style of
card.  As soon as I watched it, I wanted to make the card, so that is what I did this morning.

You can view Jenn's video here:

And now..for my card

This card folds flat and fits into an A2 size envie.  yay!  Thanks for the awesome
video Jenn.  

I used the My-Besties cd to make my project.  No coloring involved here because
I used the pre colored images.  I selected the image and then the elements that I wanted to use
from the cd and then I typed in a sentiment to go with my card.  Easy peasy!!
You can find this cd along with others at Sherri's etsy store here:

Challenges entered:  My-Besties Uk-

Friday, May 23, 2014

3 years old Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday card for a 3 year old.   I am using My-Besties stamp and die for my
card today.  I used 3 flowers to signify thats how old the little girl is this birthday.  She
might not realize it but that is okay.  I also put flower brads inside of the flowers.
This card was very simple to make, and didn't take long so I decided to make a matching
envelope too.  I cut one more flower out and put it on the inside flap of the envelope.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Shades of blue

I've decided to make my 21 year old son a birthday card with a sailboat on it.  This past year he got a tattoo of a ship on his arm, so I think he might like this.

Challenges I would like to enter:

I ran across this challenge over at AAA Cards Game #3

I am casing a card by Linda Beesom.  She made a lovely card.  Thank you Linda for the inspiration.  The ideas I have taken from her card are:

1.  I stamped my background pattern with multiple colors
2.  I used the same sketch she used
3.  My theme is birthday too
4.  I rounded all the corners like Linda did.

Supplies used
White cardstock
Blue Copic Marker
Stampin Up inkpads -Lovely Lilac, Bliss Blue, Taken with Teal
white pentel sunburst pen
Stampin up stamp from the Delight set
PSX Sailboat stamp (stamp for sale $8.00)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thank you Elsie

My son's girlfriend Elsie is a dog groomer, and it just so happens that she washes our dogs for free, and trims their toenails too.  How sweet is that?  So this card is going to her the next time she grooms our dogs. :)   I'll add a nice sentiment inside for her, and perhaps a gift card also.  The dogs love her, and so do we.

I am using Sherri Baldy's My-Besties digi stamp that can be found here at her etsy store:

She also has a cute one here that I love that is a doggie digi

I am entering this card into the challenges at: - use your favorite stamp (ends May 30)

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Creating on my Saturday afternoon.  I love to sit here and color, with the tv going in the background.  What a relaxing way to spend the day.

This little fairy has another idea on her mind.  She is taking a nap and dreaming, that might be what I go do next today.  :)

You can find this My-Bestie  stamp and more at Sherri Baldy's Etsy site here at:  She sells digis and clear stamps, dies and more.

Let's Capture Our Memories Card Sketch #72

Wow, what a beautiful day it is today!  It's been rainy and windy these past few days, but it's totally calm out this morning.

It's sketch reveal day at LCOM.  Card makers and scrapbookers both will like to play at LCOM because there is always a card sketch, and always a layout sketch challenge going on.  How fun is that?  Yes you can enter both if you want to.  Come here to enter your card:

For my card, I used Spellbinders dies. I love how they turned out!
I used 2 stamps which unfortunately I can't remember who made which ones, both
were clear stamps and out of the packaging.
I used my black Uchida pen to make the fun squiggles around the outsides of my
patterned papers. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

color challenge

I wanted to do some scrapbooking and ran across this fun color challenge. I had some really fun papers for it. I took a photo of my son and his girlfriend this Spring, and knew it would work great for this page.
Thanks for taking a peak.  

I forgot the word is NEW-  you have to use a product for each letter of the word.
N- Nature (the photo)
E- Embellishment (I used the fairy coloing as my embellishment)
W- hmm I didn't think of anything for W, how about Wonderful die daisy umbrella. lol

Products used:
Momenta cardstock and patterned paper
This fun little coloring is from a free coloring page online
The umbrella flower die is from My-Besties by Sherri Baldy
I also use Lunapic to put my name, and the frame around the outside of the layout.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My-Besties Card in a box

My friend asked me to make her granddaughter a graduation card because she is graduating from elementary to junior high.
I thought this little Bestie grad would be perfect to color up and make a card in a box.

I used glittered foam for the stars and cut them with my spellbinder dies.  So easy and fun to do.

I would like to enter my card at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Twix loves her stick and goes for a swim #51 sketch challenge

Last week we decided to see if my son's dog Twix liked to swim at the local pond.  He threw the stick in the pond and she went right in to get it.  Each time he threw the stick a little further for her.  She was unsure of how to swim at first, but got the hang of it quickly.  She loves to play fetch and
the water made it even more fun for her.   When she got tired, she took her stick into the giggly weeds, knowing he wouldn't go in after her to throw it again.  She is such a sweet dog, she would play with that stick all day, just not in the water.

I had two fun patterned pieces of beach paper so I decided to combine the two together.
The sand patterned paper made it a lot easier for me to write on than the blue wavy fish paper for my journaling.  

I am entering this into the challenge at:
(challenge #51) ends May 15th

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday sketch with a My-Bestie Ends 5/17

I thought I'd try my hand at the Sunday Sketch.   I see a lot of paper using Kraft paper so I thought I'd give it a go too.  I think I like the regular paper better, but still its fun to try something a bit different don't you agree?

You can find the sketch challenge here:  

I am using Sherri Baldy's My-Besties stamped image.  I used the clear stamp, and embossed it, but you can also get it as a digi at her shop on etsy here:

Colored with colored pencils

Happy Father's Day Card

I thought this card would be fun for one of my son's to give their dad for Father's Day.  I'm a little early making it, but we are usually camping around father's day, so I wanted to get it done now.  Not to mention the fact that the Besties 3d deco blog is having a KISS challenge (Keep is simple sweetie)

I am entering this into the 3d deco challenge today.
For more fun deco sheets you can find them at Sherri Baldy's etsy shop here:

 The layers are a little difficult to see because I ran out of foam tape so used glue tabs and a piece of folded over paper beneath each layer to give it a litte pop.  Foam tape is on my shopping list, much easier. LOL

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

THinking of you

Cardmakers and scrapbookers will love the fun challenges over there.
Hop on over.

As usual I am using my favorite stamp maker Sherri Baldy's image My-Bestie for my card.
Making Faces img237 found here at:

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sher's Cards-

I am using this fun little stamp by Art Impressions.  I used color pencil to color it.

Thanks for taking a peak.

My-Besties Flower card in a box Mother's Day!!!!

What a fun day yesterday was for me.  I got to meet an online friend Bonnie.  Bonnie taught me how to make this lovely box card/card in a box.  I'm really not certain what the proper name for it.  
We talked and talked, and I thought we worked on our cards, but we didn't even get this one finished. LOL   Ah, well I learned the basics and feel quite certain that I could make this again on my own.  Might be giving it a try soon.
I look forward to seeing Bonnie again some day. It was a Great visit.

Products used:
Sherri Baldy My-Besties colored image from the Tiny and her Supersaurus cd
Sherri Baldy My-Besties Umbrella Daisy flower set dies
Memory Box butterfly dies
flower brads
Martha stewart border punch
I'm unsure the name of the papers. 

I am entering this into the challenge at The Squirrel and the Fox - challenge #69 ends 5/14 (mothers) ends 6/1 (May flowers) 
(anything goes) ends May 17th

Friday, May 2, 2014

Trying something new

I tried something a little new and different for me.   Prisma color pencils on craft paper.  Afraid I can't take credit for the idea, I saw it floating around Facebook.

Here is my attempt at coloring on Craft paper.

Challenge entered: (5/11)

The image is a My-Besties image that you can find here:
The flower is from the My-Besties flower Umbrella die set.
Prismacolor water color pencils
Kraft paper