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Sunday, February 28, 2010


Good Morning,
I've found another couple of challenges to play in. Lia Stampz Digi Challenges and this one the Poppy Seed Challenge.
As you can see, there will be three seeds in each challenge. The seeds this week are crystals, stamped flower image, and light yellow. I pulled out my CTMH inks, papers, and stamps for this one. I used third generation stamping for my base flowers, I love the soft subtle look of the inks, then applied the direct inked outline stamp for the bold edging. It may be difficult to tell, but the flowers are popped up on foam dots for some dimension. Check them out!
Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Attention, Attention, Read All About It!


Hello friends and fellow crafters. We have some news over at Humble Pie Stamps today! Our name has changed from Humble Pie to The TownScrapper in preparation for our AMAAAAAAZING news!

We're so excited and bursting at the seams but we can't spill the beans quite yeeeeeet! Stay
tuned as we'll share our news later next week. So check back regularly because we're going to celebrate with some surprises and maybe - dare I say it - CANDY - wink, wink!


Good Morning,
I hope you are nice and warm on this snowy Saturday. Today, I'm sharing a layout based on the Friday Sketch at Practical Scrappers. This sketch is brought to you by our very own Heidi M. of Practical Scrappers. If you haven't been to visit her, please do. She has the best sketches and so easy to come together, not to mention her scrappy talent is among the best!

Here is her wonderful sketch:

and here is my layout.
all papers~My Mind's Eye
flowers and bling~Prima
title~Cuttin' Up
I hope you can play along with us this weekend!

Friday, February 26, 2010

You're Sweet....

ETA: I just found a new digi challenge blog, Lia Stampz, this one is just perfect for it! Go check her out!
Good Afternoon,
Super busy day going on here at my house. Today is Friday and that brings two new challenges this week for you at Frosted Designs and Humble Pie Stamps. I created one project this week that incorporates both challenges.

But....before I share, I want to congratulate our winners from last week! Our super talented top 3 of the star challenge at Frosted Designs were, Laurel, Hannah, and Jess, check them out!

Our winner of the one embellishment challenge at Humble Pie last week was the super talented Maria, she had the cutest "messy" snowman project, be sure to visit her!

Alright then, the new challenge at Frosted Designs is to use your own handwriting on your project. I wrote on the two tags, "You're Sweet". Everyone always compliments my handwriting, remember, I am a teacher, and have years of practice at "neat" writing.

Our challenge at Humble Pie this week is to make an easel card. Can someone wonk me on the head for not trying these earlier???? I had no idea how super simple these cards were until the Lovely Lisa, my fellow Baker, posted her tutorial on the HP blog. You can check it out here.

all papers, flowers, tags~ My Mind's Eye
Berry Maggie~ Humble Pie Stamps
buttons, ribbon, floss~stash

Well..... we have LOTS of stuff to give away at Humble Pie this week!
One lucky winner will receive the beautiful Whiff of Joy "Charlotte on Carpet" stamp, now available at The Town Scrapper!
Another lucky winner will receive "Sitting Ellie", exclusive to The Town Scrapper!
And "ANGEL MAGGIE" is back by popular demand! EVERY participant for this challenge will receive the Angel Maggie digi via email - if we haven't sent her to you already, please be sure to leave a comment with your email address! Remember, you MUST play along to get this digi, and your project must be created NEW for our challenge!
So be sure to visit the Fabby Frosted Designers and Humble Pie Bakers in my side bar. You don't want to miss the inspiration they have for you today!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spreading Some Sunshine!

****Second Post, Please Scroll for Beautiful Blogger Award****
You ladies have all made my week! Beginning on Sunday, I have had the pleasure and honor of having this Sunshine Award presented to me 4 times. I am so honored to accept it and let you all know I, indeed need some sunshine! This has helped to make my week so much brighter! Alrighty, thanks so much Crystal and Robin (my dt sistahs at Practical Scrappers) and to Kaye and Sandy (my great scrappy friends) for spreading the sunshine! You ladies are incredible friends and always spread love and inspiration wherever you go! Right back at you all! :-) Big hugs...

the rules for this award....
place the award in your post or within your blog
pass this award to six of your followers
link the nominees to your post
let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog
share the love and link to the person you received the award from. And of course you all know what a cheat I am! 4 awards x 6 followers = 24 awards to share! I am sharing with my bloggy friends and anyone else who would love to have it, please take it and spread the love!

1. Dawn - Dawn's Craft Place

2. Brenda - Rose Blossom Legacies

3. Laurel - Laurel's Place

4. Jocelyn - Simply Me

5 . Teri - Teri's Cards and Toppers

6. Mona - Cupcake Creations

7. Carla - Carla Creates

8. Beth - Inky Fingers Rule

9. Jamie - A Happy Scrappy Place

10. Heidi M. Cropstar

11. Tanya - Random Acts of Crafting

12. Christine - Scrapping with Christine

13. Kerri - Kerri's Kr8tions

14. Fern - Fern's Creations

15. Cheryl - CherCroppin's Stamp Pad

16. Darlene - Dar's Crafty Creations

17. Boni - Boni Bleaux Designs

18. Penny - A Work of Heart

19. Sarah - Sarah's Paper Tray

20. Micki - Artful Xpressions

21. Leah - The Chronicles of Orange

22. Lisa - Lisa's Paper Fun

23. Melanie- Paper Blessings

24. Maria - Marias Studio

I hope you all have a terrific Thursday! Come back tomorrow to see the new challenges for Frosted Designs and Humble Pie Stamps!


Sharing Some Love.....

Good Morning,
I'm finally getting to share some blog awards I've been given throughout this week. This one was given to me by my great scrappy friend, Christina. She has the most wonderful blog and creates amazing projects! Check her out.
Thanks, Christina for thinking of me! Right back at you, sweetie!

Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

I'm passing this one on to (in no particular order)
1. Chris - Twinkles Glow With Love
2.Robin - Life is Scrappy Good!
3. Barb - Crafty Girl
4.Steph - Where'd All My Money Go
5. Sherry - What Matters Most
6. Erica - My New Little Spot to Be
7. Jessica - Mountain Mommy Scrapper
8. Joni - Joni Parker's Stuff
9. Diana - All the Days of Our Lifes
10. Pat - A Scrappin' Nana
11. Jamie - Bits of Paper
12. Crystal - Ctrystal's Crafty Creations
13. Sandy - Details by Sandy
14. Kaye- Kaye's Crafty Place
15. Wanda- My Happy Place
16. Christina - The Sassy Scrapper

And now my 7 things to share about myself. I'm thinking Spring here:
1. I love seeing the tulips begin to awaken from the cold earth
2. I love to hear the spring robins greet me each morning with a sweet song
3. Who doesn't love the warm sunshine pumping energy and life into everything!
4. I love seeing tiny buds beginning to emerge on my favorite spring blooming trees.
5. I love getting Easter decorations ready for the kiddos
6. I love helping the kids to color their eggs for the big hunt.
7. I love spending Easter with my family

Tune back in, I have 4 more awards to pass on!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aw....Thanks My Friends!

Good Morning,
I have some blog awards that I have been honored with. I will be back after school today to share these.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

To My Friend....

Good Morning,
I'm sharing another card for the Practical Scrappers stamp challenge this week. I used a different set of egg stamps on this one, I randomly stamped a background too. This one is very simple but yet makes a statement.

Don't forget to check out my dt sisters creations in my sidebar! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

So Blessed....

Good Morning,
It is Monday at that brings a new challenge at Practical Scrappers. Before I share my new project, Congrats to last week's top 3, Hannah, Heather, Renea, and the winning prize goes to Brenda! You ladies really inspired me last week!

This week, Chistine and Ang want to see you use your stamps!!! This week there will be a top three and a Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize winner will receive bonding powder and a Stampee foil of their choice, Christine has an amazing sample here of the foil.

So for my card, I used some older Easter Egg stamps to create this flower. I stamped five eggs onto some textured Bazzill cardstock, cut them out, attached them all by a brad, kind of shaped them up a little, and topped it off with some stickles and a shake of glitter. I used some beautiful pink and yellow Sassafras papers. I desperately needed to see some spring colors!!! Stamps and ink are CTMH and the bling is from my stash.

here is a close up of the Easter Egg flower.
Please visit my super creative Practical Scrappers sisters, daily links in my side bar! You are sure to be inspired! I hope you're feeling creative and ready to play along this week at Practical Scrappers!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Good Morning,
It feels so good to get this post up early! Here is the sketch this weekend at Practical Scrappers, it's another fantastic sketch from Ann-Katrin.

I was so inspired to go outside my color box on this one by my fellow dt sister, Joni. She always does the most wonderful layouts with white or very light base pages. So, I threw my white page in on this one.

My paper and overlay are Fancy Pants. I used a template for the flourishes, embossed a little silver around them so that they matched the frame. I cut the title from the Home Accents cart. For a little more color, I added some Prima posies and butterflies from K & Co.

This is a great sketch, if you get to play along with us, be sure to link it up here.

Enjoy your beautiful Sunday!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Introducing Mr. Basketball of Kentucky 2022...

Good Evening,
What a day! Jon-Christopher had his first Youth League basketball game today. We drove an hour to watch him, such a fun little game. Now remember, he is in Kindergarten. His team is all K-1's. You should have seen them, the basketball was almost as big as they were!
Such a wonderful little learning experience for him. We took him to his favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards, hey, he had worked up an appetite!
Check out my future UK Wildcat....Keep an eye on him Coach Cal....
and here he is "stealing" the ball......

I don't have anything creative to share today. I've been busy with the kids and not creating, except dt work. I hope you have a fantastic Saturday! I'll have something fun to share tomorrow! Until then, happy scrapping!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blessings with Angel Maggie....

And as promised, here I am back with my Humble Pie Stamps card. I so love this Angel Maggie! She is so much fun to work with and as always, Humble Pie is so very versatile! This time I wanted her in shades of purple. Our challenge this week is to use only one embellishment, use as many of it as you like, but only one kind! I knew I wanted to do the purple bling, so we have the lovely lavender angel.

Here is what you're playing for this week! You'll receive this incredible Umbrella Ellie in EZ mount rubber and a few other goodies. To get your own Humble Pie Stamps, please visit Phebe at The Town Scrapper. Please check out the what my fellow Bakers have cooked up this week! I have them linked up on my side bar.
And one more item of interest, Ashlea's cheer squad won their competition! Here is a quick pic of her squad during a timeout. She is the little one in the front right corner.
I hope you all enjoy this beautiful day!

Friends 'til the End!

Good Morning,
Sorry I was mia yesterday. I got a phone call early in the a.m. Little Miss Ashlea had a cheerleading comp. Since we've had 8 snowAlign Left days in a row, they decided the ballgame and competition had to take place. So, they had an all day event. We left early and I returned late. We don't know the results of the cheer comp., those are to come later via the coaches. They did really well though.

This morning, I'm sharing my new Frosted Designs card. The challenge this week is to use polka dots and plaid. I used my fab Sassafras pack for this one! It is all out girlie and I love it!!!! My sentiment is a DCWV overlay and the ribbon is from my stash.
My fellow fabby design sisters have some amazing inspiration for you too! Please check them out. As always, I have them linked up in my sidebar! I hope you all have a fab day! I plan on it. I am seeing the sun for the first time this week! It is only 23 degrees but it looks wonderful! Check back later today for my Humble Pie card!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Party On!

Good Morning,
I don't even want to talk about the snow we are getting this week! Go Away!!!!!! The good thing about that is that I have the Little Kids with me! Of course, we're scrappin'!
Today is a new challenge over at Penny's Challenges, remember, this challenge is bi-weekly now. We want to see birthday projects this go around. I wanted to use this sketch from Midnight Madness:
and I'm really into using up my scraps right now, so I pulled out some Emporium papers for this one. I always need masculine cards and this one works! It was rather simple, but I love simple! So head on over to Penny's Challenges and show us your birthday projects. Be sure to visit my dt sister's links, you'll be inspired to get creating those birthday projects! Until tomorrow, stay warm and happy scrapping!
all papers, stamps, and inks-CTMH
swiss dots embossing folder
floss-Karen Foster

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Humble Pie and My Sweet Honeybee!

Good Morning,
Can anyone guess what is out in my yard......again? Argh...I do believe I am going to begin surrounding myself with color, color, and more color. Maybe, it will brighten this blah streak of snow!

This first card I'm sharing is the Valentine card that my adorable Honeybee made while I was at the dance comp this weekend. He went into my scrap space and create all on his own.

He even used a rub-on as the sentiment on the inside. He is so sweet!

Next up is a card I created with a line that Phebe carries at The Town Scrapper. This is Emma from Sugarplum stamps. She is enjoying a nice hot cup of cocoa on this snowy day! If you love her, be sure to visit The Town Scrapper, Phebe is carrying a wide variety of stamps, embellies, and don't forget, you can get your Spellbinders there too!
cardstock, ink, dps, stamp-CTMH
baubles-The Robin's Nest
punch-Martha Stewart


Monday, February 15, 2010

Easter Chicks.....

Good Morning,
Today is a new challenge over at Practical Scrappers. Thanks to you all who played last week! I always love to see just how creative you can be with each challenge and I love the inspiration I always receive from you! Congrats to our top 3 this week, Denise, Gram Cheryl, Penny and a favorite, Gloria. You can see their winning creations here.

On to our new challenge, this week, we want to see you using flowers.
We're going to pick three winners - the most creative use of flowers, the project that uses the most flowers (leave us a comment so we know), and again our favorite project! We will also be picking one winner randomly generated to get some bling from Glitz Design.
I used this sketch from my incredibly talented dt sister at PS, Heidi. I love this sketch and it worked perfectly for what I wanted in this layout.

Here is the layout. All my papers are My Mind's Eye. The title is thickers, inks are CTMH, the bling flourish is Prima, and the stones in the flowers are from stash.

Be sure to visit my PS sisters, amazing creations to be seen. Leave them so love and let them know how they inspire you!


Sunday, February 14, 2010


Good Morning,
***ETA: Ashlea's team placed fourth in both Jazz and Pom routines***
Happy Valentine's Day! We are rushing over to have our final day of Jamfest competition. Wish us lots of luck! We should have final awards at 1:30 PM (ET) and be back on our way home (about 4 hours away, plus dropping Megan back at UK and a good Valentine Meal with the lovely ladies in my life, this was an all female trip! The guys just don't get into the dance comps like we do. So, when I arrive home, I'll post the results.

So very quickly, our lovely Gloria has created a card sketch for us at Practical Scrappers. Here is her sketch:

and here is my final Valentine card for this year. I made this one for my Mom and Daddy! Very simple all papers are My Mind's Eye and the flowers are Prima, brads are from stash, ink, and stamps are CTMH.