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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Today is my day to share over at Rose Blossom Garden . I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge and the G key to create this dainty little gift box.
Hop on over to see what the rest of the Rose Blossoms have for your creative inspiration. 
Recipe: Artiste
For Always Stickease
Close to My Heart cardstock, ink, flower, and bitty pearls
ribbon stash


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Opposites Attract.....

After a grueling last month of school, stress, stress, and more STRESS....I am finally back at it!!!! This week our challenge at Lasting Memories is to make a layout featuring 'opposites attract'. I choose to use two different shapes in my double page layout. I used curves and straight edges. I also used flowers and pinwheels. 
Can't wait to see your take on this challenge! 
Recipe: CTMH Surf's Up Workshop on the Go! 




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I have so many incredible women in my life that I love!!!  Today our challenge at Lasting Memories is to be inspired by a TV show. I had these photos of my Little Man and it jut fit the Sons of Guns reality show. Thus that inspired my title.
This was a very fun day for my Jon-Christopher and I, so I wanted the layout to be fun also! 
Recipe: papers- Victory (CTMH), brads, color ready alpha's, twine , and wooden flourishes- CTMH, Dessert Sand and Autumn Terracotta ink- CTMH, wooden shapes and canvas- EK Succes.

What inspiration will TV provide you this week? Can't wait to see.....


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lasting Memories....

Good Morning! Only three days more of state testing, YES!!!! As part of my stress break, I got to create this layout of my Ben from way back in the day. Lasting Memories challenge this week is to scrap using just one photo.  This is a photo of Ben as a third grader! How cool, I teach third grade!!! I loved this challenge. 

Recipe: Patterned papers Sassafras and Echo Park, cardstock- Honey and Sky blue, Thickers, Sassafras frame, buttons and twine from stash.
I can't wait to see how our 1 photo challenge inspires you!







Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let's Scrap....

Today is a new sketch reveal at Let's Scrap! Check out this fun photo packed sketch.....
 I had originally planned on doing a baseball layout of this fabulous sketch. I chose to do this beach layout instead. I love that my little man and I are always the first up right after sunrise to see what the tide has left vehind for us.
Recipe: All papers are Surf's Up-CTMH, embellishments- are Surf's Up stickease and K and Co.
Check out all the NSD month long activies at Let's Scrap....Lots of fun and prizes, hope you can come check it out!!!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Inspired by....

Oh, I was so very inspired to create a card and play along over at Inspired by this week.....Here is the fabulous photo inspiration. A chalkboard....how appropriate for me this week! We begin our state assessments and I loved this challenge. 
 I chose to use some leftovers from my last layout to create a card for my teaching partner. I have been so blessed to have her as my partner and my friend! She is truly the best. I will give her this card and some yummy stress relieving chocolates on our first day of testing!
Recipe: scraps of For Always papers, some Honey scraps and that black "chalkboard" is a scrap also. I used some bitty pearls and the ever wonderful Artiste cartridge to create my roses. Just wrote my sentiment with a white jelly roll pen. 




Monday, April 29, 2013

Journal

This morning, I am sharing a little journal I made for one of my students. She just lost her Greatgradma. The two were very close. My little girl is such a writer and keeps a journal. I made this as a token for her to record her memories, thoughts, or her healing process. 
Recipe: papers-gcd, bling-Prima, flower-Recollections, ribbon stash, and the ink is Gypsy-CTMH



Sunday, April 28, 2013

Us...

It is Sunday and that means we have a new challenge up at Lasting Memories....This week we want to see   your take on "Season's Change". I pulled out some photos that Ben and I took 3 years ago at Easter. We took a spring hike in for one mile to see the Beautiful Bad Branch Falls, located here in our home town. This was a fabulous spring day for us! 
Recipe: papers-Sassafras Lass, felt-stash, ink-CTMH
I can't wait to see how you interpret the season's change challenge this week!





Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Day.....

 I have had such a busy week at school this week preparing for state assessments, that I didn't have any time to create at all.... :(  Stressful week.... So this morning, I got right to it and already feel some relaxation setting in! I created this layout of my beautiful Megan's wedding album. I challenged myself to use the card sketch from my last post to do a layout. Love how it came out. 
 I used some of the new For Always fabrics and rolled these flowers. Oh, there are so many ways to create using that wonderful fabric.
Recipe: All papers and fabrics are For Always, black ink, bling-Prima, Thickers alphas, and I used the Elegant Edges cartridge for the cuts.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wonderful....

Hello and welcome to wonderful Wednesday! Today, we reveal our new challenge over at Let's Scrap. This week you are inspired to create a card or layout using this sketch.
I pulled out the ever beautiful Chantilly papers for this one. I love how these patterns are just so lovely together. I altered the sketch just a bit to fit my card. That sentiment is from the dimensional elements set. It is just perfect on this card.  
So stop by our fun community and play along with us this week! We would love to see your take on this sketch. 
Recipe: Chantilly papers, Chantilly Dimensional Elements, Cotton Candy ink, pink glitter gems, and floss from stash. 


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

hi....

It's time to play along over at Cardabilities again.....Love this sweet sketch. 
 I made this from scraps in my stash. Love how it came out, sweet and simple......
Recipe: All supplies are K and Co. Wild Saffron. The butterfly and the flourishes are also Wild Saffron. I used the Word Bubbles stamp from the Artiste kit and some Cranberry ink for my sentiment. 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lasting Memories....

Good Morning! Our challenge this week at Lasting Memories is to be inspired by a quote. Still rather inspired from last week's challenge, I pulled out some old stash and created this...
I was inspired to create this layout based upon the quote, "It doesn't get any better than this". I adore these Stella papers and canvas stickers. What quote will inspire you? Is it a favorite of yours, or will you be inspired by shopping through your stash, as I was? Can't wait to see what you come up with! 
Recipe: Stella papers, Lagoon and Chocolate ink, Stella canvas stickers, antique copper brads, Just for You stamps--CTMH, buttons-stash, and white pen. 




Friday, April 19, 2013

Flutter...

Getting to play along with this fun sketch at Retro Sketches today! 
 I chose the purple and gold as part of my team challenge (high school colors)  for our Rose Blossoms group. I am so happy with how this one came out!

Recipe: CTMH supplies-cardstock/inks- Petal and Honey, cuttlebug embossing folder, Jolee's bling. I used a little rock and roll on my stamped image and I LOVE it! The flowers are layered and cut at 1.25 inch from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Buzz and Bumble...

I have a sweet little card this morning using this sketch. 
I came up with this....
Recipe: Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go papers, stamps, and embellishments - CTMH, inks used Sorbet, and Dessert Sand. The bling is from bitty sparkles.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let's Scrap Reveal.....

So I had posted on my blog last week that I had been chosen to be a part of the Let's Scrap DT!!!! Today is the big reveal day in our community! Here was the application sketch.....
and this was my take on it. I had posted this last week and didn't know at the time that I had been selected for the team. So in honor of our big reveal......Here is my layout (again)......
If you aren't already a member of our wonderful community, hop on over, check out the other wonderfully talented ladies I design with, and play along with our fun challenges!