Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fun summer mini album

So I love to see altered stuff and mini books and always have the best intentions of making all these fun cute little things but then never end up doing it. Until now. I got this fun little book in a kit and decided I was going to make it right away before it ended up in my huge to be made pile. By huge I mean a whole dresser full (blush)

Here is the front
On one side of the slices I put recent photos of my family

On the other I just did fun little vignettes

 Here are some close ups
 Love is a fruit in season at all times

 One last view

Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer, Jillibean Soup - Gazpacho Soup Watermelon
CTMH Black cardstock

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Fun

When we bought our house one of the big selling points was the close proximity to the park. It is just one house away and since we have a toddler it was a win win. So off we go to the park. I was not on this trip to the park her big sister took her. I was happy to see that she took a few fun photos.

I thought that these papers from the June Paper Posies kit would be perfect.

 I added some journalling around the circle and did a little cluster of embellishments

 Did some faux stitching
 and used some dies to make a boarder. I also pieced together some stickers to make the title

Cardstock - Bazil -Apple Crush & Tropical Breeze, CTMH - Cocoa
Pattern Paper - Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer, Jillibean Soup - Watermelon Gazpacho Soup, My Minds Eye - Lime Twist, Fly a "kite" Spring Star & Wish Confetti
Stickers - 100 Days of Summer Expressions & Fundamental
Other - Bo Bunny Jewels, Marvy Gel Pen & ruler, MFT scallop die
Sketch - CTMH Wishes - Backstage Pattern

Monday, July 25, 2011


So we have a winner but before I let you know who it is I wanted to share this cute little card celebrating  the fun giveaway first! I used some left over paper that I had from a scrapbook kit.  The very best part of this card though are these versatile stamps from Inspired Stamps I used  the flower pot from Comfort and the little YAY You from 1" Circle Sentiments

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-07-24 22:23:12 UTC

so who is random number 20????  - *Alison*

WOW.. this is stunning... I love the colors you used.. and the whole design of your creation.. Making a bookmark to match is such a wonderful idea.. super creative.. thanks so much for the chance to win.. HUGs

So Alison email me your email and your snail mail at and the rest of don't forget to visit the Inspired Stamps Facebook Page and Blog

Too much sun

It has been HOT here and after to many days in the sun my little one was feeling a little under the weather. As I was scrapbooking this weekend while she was napping I saw that she had the same thing happen last year as well.
Some time on the couch with a cool treat and some cartoons always makes everything better right?
Did a fun list with some words - pretty much sums up the day.

I am loving the little clothes line...hello fun!

Supplies - Paper Posies June Kit for this page I used paper from Simple Stories - 100 Days of summer I can't wait so show you all the other cute projects that I did with this kit.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A little love

So do you ever just have one of those days, or weeks, or even months where nothing is going right and you just wonder how much more you can handle? Well I made this for just such a time. I know that I have a lot to handle right now but some of my friends have even more going on. I know that if I were to receive a nice little note in the mail it would make my whole day and so I want to make someones day.
I decided I wanted to use the cute little girl from Inspired Stamps - His Little Ones: Patriotic girl with heart only I didn't need her to be patriotic only loving. awww...I {heart} Inspired Stamps. So I gave her a little chipboard heart and covered it with paper. As I was doing this I was trying to decide what else this adorable little one could hold! I wanted to do a sentiment on the front and was trying to decide what I wanted to do with it and decided to do a double banner er or a banner of sorts. I {heart} banners and I am super glad they are all the rage right now because you can just never seem to go wrong with one. So here is my "loved" banner. ;) nice little word play there. I used the "You are Loved" sentiment from More Perfect Sentiments 

You can see some of the layers here at this angle. I decided to color with my Copics I {heart} Copics. I cut her out for added oomph and popped her up to give a little added dimension. Adding the three little red pearls added just a little something extra.
Question: What do you think of her hair? I am pretty confident with my coloring skills as I have established many times I love love love to color with all mediums. What I have noticed though with my Copics is I am not so confident with hair and I need to practice practice practice.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little pick me little love. Also we learned a lot about me in this post ;)
  • I {heart} Inspired Stamps
  • I {heart} Banners
  • I {heart} Copics
I also {heart} free stuff and comments so don't forget to go to this post because today is the last day to enter to win a FREE Inspired Stamp set of your choice (minus the colorable alphabet) you can also increase your chances to win by visiting the Inspired Stamps blog as well as the other DT members BelindaDeneen, Jan, Jenn, Lynn, Melissa, Shana, and Sylvia. Don't forget to also like the Inspired Stamps Facebook Page  and visit the store to start dreaming of what stamp you would pick out if you are the lucky winner!

Stamps - (Inspired Stamps) His Little Ones- Patriotic girl with heart, More Perfect Sentiments
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - (Copics) R35, R39, YG95, YG99, B21, E50, R20, Y21, Y23, E31, E 57, E55
Cardstock -(Close to my Heart) Colonial White, Cocoa
Pattern Paper - Echo Park For the Record Line
Other: Heart Chipboard, Queen & Co Classy Red Pearls, Pop Dots

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Leave your mark and win FREE stamps

My daughter is going on a missions trip tomorrow. She loves it, the working with kids, the volunteering, the hard work, the fellowship.  She is such an inspiration to me in embracing faith and walking the talk. She has been wanting a new Bible and I thought it would be the perfect time to gift her with the one she has been wanting. When I was younger my mom crochet me a cross for my Bible and I have always cherished it. I wanted to do make something special for her but I do not crochet...but I do love paper so I got down to business making her something to cherish and use while she is gone.

I decided to use the scripture stamp from Inspired Stamps - John 14:6

I made a card to go with it and wanted to make the bold words stand out even more so I stamped them onto some celery cardstock and put it over the white cardstock. I pieced the whole card together and added some bling and there I had it a quick simple card that goes along with the book marker.

 Here they are side by side.
On the book mark I also used the Flowers set and added a button for the center

Since my Scripture was a little to wide for my book mark die I decided to cut the words apart and put them back together again. I do this a lot in scrapbooking just to give my design a little something extra. I like the way it turned out here as well.

Now about the free stamps. How would you like to win your very own stamp set from Inspired Stamps?  It has never been easier to win a contest all you need to do is leave a little love...leave a other words leave your mark by midnight on Friday July 26th and then I will pick a winner announce it on my blog next week. Now what stamp sets will you win???? That is the best part YOU get to pick - you can choose any stamp set except the colorable alphabet from Inspired Stamps.

One last thing...visit the other DT blogs for more chances to win. You will find a link to their blogs on the right. Good luck...and don't forget to leave some love

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Prayer changes things

How would you like this darling little one to be praying for you? Isn't she so cute. She reminds me of little kids saying "Now I lay me down to sleep..."
You can find her as well as the sentiment over at Inspired Stamps
I inked her up with my tuxedo black in and then colored her with my Copics. BG72, BG78, E50, R20, G21, G24, E 31, E55, E57

I used the rest of my Personal Scrapper kit featuring the adorable For the Record line from Echo Park along with some random dictionary pages that came with my kit.

I also broke out my nesties. Cute little labels oh and then I added buttons with my beloved waxy flax. Mix all of these cute things together and you have a great card to send to a friend to let them know that they are being prayed for.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Inspired Stamps - 1" circle sentiments, His Little Ones:  girl praying.
Cardstock - Whisper White SU, Light teal cardstock from my stash, Echo Park For the Record line
Embellishments - buttons, waxy flax
Other - pop dots, nesties,ticket die from PTI

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some sketchy birthday fun

It is time for another fun challenge over at Scraptivations and it is a sketch by Lisa. I adore Lisa's sketches and this one is another winner. I took some photo's I had from some time spent with my grandma and used up the rest of my March 2011 kit from Personal Scrapper and it just all came together.

I even broke out my cricut. I know some of you who know me in real life just fell over so I will give you a moment to dust yourself off.

buttons who doesn't love em?

another view point

smile and say cheese

and here is the page again.

Supplies - My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose line

come on over and join us if you can

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

More beautiful stamps from Inspired Stamps His Little Ones: Patriotic girl with heart and a nice sentiment from More Perfect Sentiments the paper is some stuff I have had for a few years from Scenic Route. She is paper pieced and colored with my lovely Copics. Don't forget to check out some other great projects from the Inspired Stamps Design Team over at the IS Blog.

Have a Happy 4th of July weekend! I will see you next week sometime.