Monday, August 30, 2010


you're just at a loss for the way people act. whether it's in real life or this virtual world we call the web.

Remember, either way, our words affect people and we should all be careful how we word the things we want to say.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

UpDate on the flowers!

Look at how COOL these turn out when you practice!!!!

And I thought Lollipop flowers were cool...

Check out these ones made with just a little starch!!

I watched this tutorial here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
A couple of changes I made..
- instead of using 2 or 3 sizes of flower repeatedly.. I used my cricut and cut out some basic flower shapes at varied sizes; 3" 2 1/2" and 1 1/2"
- I also do not have any stamen at this time (I visited 5 stores this morning looking for some.. I'll be making a trip next to week to a bigger town with a HobbyLobby and getting some there!) so I did not put holes in mine.. I just glued together the layers and put down a smooth faced metal circle.. things that also work: Vintage buttons, old snaps, floral beads.. anything like that!
- I DID in fact sponge the outside of mine.. I used the Tim Holtz distress inks because they're water soluble and so when misted with water and starch the ink bled
- I did NOT use glimmer mist, just regular water
- The starch I used is not aerosol - I like to be environmental friendly wherever I can.

The first photo is of the petaloo brand and the line is "Flora Doodles" their handmade paper flowers.. I fell in love with these! they come in ALL sorts of colors...

now I love my own HANDMADE flowers even better! (remember this is the first - it's practice practice practice until it comes out just like you like!)

Please tell me what you think!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

I got my DCWV Stacks today!

So I thought I would show each stack's front and my three favorite pages from each stack! (remember I won these by following the DCWV blog and just commenting regularly!)

The Midnight Spell Stack:

The Amber Autumn Stack:

The Black Currant Stack:

Thursday, August 26, 2010


The ladies over @ have just asked me to run both their facebook fan page as well as their BLOG! Which is fun.. I'll get to host all kinds of contests over there, rack up followers, do some networking, and just generally keep all their customers up to date on what's going on!

Right now I've put up a contest to see who can get the most people to follow over @ BSD so if you have an itching for competition go play!! It's fun and easy and someone's gonna be a winner!

Not to mention if you're unsure of what is.. go check it out! They're a site that offers fantastic steals on your favorite scrapbooking brands! And what's more.. their deals are UP until they're gone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SketchMania #8 8.25.10

Here is the last sketch for August.. as well as the last sketch that will be considered for the prize!

You have until the 31st to Finish all FOUR August sketches for a chance @ the prize; $15 CropCredit from and a grab bag of color coordinated goodies!

The Sketch and Inspiration
(please forgive mine, I promised to have a layout.. never said it would be good):



Sarah Michelle:


Submit, as always, below in the Mr. Linky - you have until the 31st for this one! Please link directly to your blog entry (or somewhere else if need be) and make sure your name is the title of the piece, we'll need to be able to notify our winner!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Card Challenge #9

My turn to host the Card Challenge this go round!

My requirements: pretty simple... use fabric. Any occasion card, any stamps, any colors.. just use fabric SOMEhow (and it can't be ribbon... you can MAKE your own ribbon.. but it had to have started out on a bolt or as a flat fold) - Enjoy!!

materials: random snap, a swatch of heavy duty fabric, white card base, black stazon ink, inkadinkadoo stamp, and dcwv paper from the luxury stack.
Other players:
RachelMay (next hostess)

Due: September 6th! Leave a comment with a link to your card =)

P.S. anyone is welcome to play! if you play you can also host a week - we'd just like to keep track of those players :)

Card Challenge #8

Skyler posted an AWESOME challenge 2 weeks ago - an Anniversary card with a background paper YOU made.. no patterned papers allowed.. handmade only!

So here's what I did:

Splashed brown water color paint on a sheet of water color paper - burned the edges with a heat tool and inked black on the edges to make them appear super brown - stamped love on a small piece of wisteria paper and inserted it into an Autumn Splendor embellishment and strung with raffia!

Be sure to check out Rachel's too! and stay tuned for later today when I'll be hosting the next 2 week challenge!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I want to push you all over to the DCWV blog again because I WON!!!

I get 3 12x12 mat stacks!! I get the brand new Midnight Spell and Amber Autumn stacks + 1 of my choice.. and I picked BLACK CURRANT. if you haven't seen these stacks I suggest watching the video to see the 2 new ones and then checking out for the black currant. ALL are gorgeous.. and ALL ARE MINE. ......mwahahahahaa.......

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


(are you looking for SketchMania?? click here!!)

There's a give-away of some of their brand new gorgeous fall/halloween stacks over at the DieCutsWithaView blog - so if you get a chance I'd suggest heading over there and checking out what they've done for the upcoming season. They're really great about posting on youtube so you can see each of the pages that's contained in the stack!

SketchMania #7 - 8.18.10

Good Morning everyone!

One more sketch after this then we'll pick a winner for the prize! Remember is sponsoring with $15 crop credit and I'll be putting up the other half of the prize with a black and white grab bag from my private stash!

This week's sketch is super fun, the design team has some great things to share (Welcome back AJ and SarahMichelle!) and we can't wait to see what you come up with (everyone did do cards this go round but I promise to have a nice layout done for next week's example!!).


(who liked the sketch so much that she did 2!)

Rachel May:



Submit, as always, below in the Mr. Linky - you have until the 31st for this one! Please link directly to your blog entry (or somewhere else if need be) and make sure your name is the title of the piece, we'll need to be able to notify our winner!

Monday, August 16, 2010


(are you looking for SketchMania?? Click here!!!)

I've been finding lately that the best paper to compliment an embellishment (of any type) is usually the packaging. No lies. Chloe's Closet (by MM) and this gorgeous set of KnCompany Rubons I found today have both been proof.

I've been working on this Get Sketchy sketch back and forth this entire last week, with not much success(I really want those pins!!). So today I had to quit looking DIRECTLY at the sketch and think "what would IIIII do?" and jeez, I should have been doing that all along :P

I LOVE IT!! - and YES that gorgeous golden paper is the packaging that was behind the rubons. =)