September 30, 2009

Are you ready?!

For Halloween?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween! Can't explain why, but it's such a fun holiday! I decided to make a necklace for my daughter to wear this year-

I made one just like this one at CHA this last summer and thought it was such a fun idea! I stamped the ghost from Spooked (Lizzie Anne Designs) with staz-on onto the fragment. I then set it aside to dry, overnight, and covered it with glossy accents and paper on the same side as the image was stamped.

I also did a smaller one with a spider from the same kit. And if you have an extra ball chain, you can make them for any holiday/occasion and just swap them out.
And if you have the fragments with out the pre-punched holes, slap a pin on the back with some zip dry! Pin It Now!

September 29, 2009

JacksonBelle Tuesday!

today over at the Jbelle blog there is a color challenge-and a sale in the store all week- check out the blog for deets.

For my starting point, I went back to the CAS33- I loved the card used for inspiration and never got to play! For my card today, I used a new Gillian line image from Stampavie. I colored in the cat with my copics and added some flower soft to it's hat. The button is from Basic Grey. I ran the black piece through my cuttlebug- but it's not looking like you can see it!!

Make sure to check out the rest!

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade

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September 28, 2009


Holy smokes...that was a quick turn around! I need weekends to be longer during the soccer season!! ;)

Today we are all doing Christmas cards! YIKES! ARE YOU READY!? 89 days! (there is an app, I don't keep track of that!!)
I decided on a blinged out tree for the upcoming holiday season- hopefully, I will have enough little cards on hand to be ahead by the time it actually is upon us!
This is the oh Christmas tree set from LAD- The sentiment is actually one line, and I inked it up with a marker to make the words fit.

I am sure by now you have this in your hot little hands!!

I do have another Christmas card from this issue I haven't yet shared-

here is the front- Lizzie Anne Stamps, Cosmo paper-

and here is the inside view-

make sure to check out the rest of the girls this week- Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!

September 24, 2009

Stamp Simply-Rich Autumn Leaves

WooHoo for Friday! It's stamp simply time over at Sharon's blog-

Today's card uses the new October Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs- A harvest of memories. I also just got the labels 9 dies this week so I couldn't help but use them! I inked up the edges of my cardstock with pti's duo set (can't remember the name!!) and ran the artichoke piece through the cuttlebug-

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have you seen my mojo???

I have been feeling mojo less lately, so I have been trying to get some challenges done. Challenges are always a way to help get the juices flowing-

First up- the clean and simple FTL-

I used the FTL60 to start my card- and combined it with the DD Challenge Winged Things.
Stamps are from the Stampin Store KOM. I decided to go out of my normal color comfort zone and not use KRAFT!

Second up in the winged things challenge thinking I used Jen's sketch for you to try. Again, not my normal colors. Purple- ick! insert cat hacking furball noise here! SOOOO not a fan of purple, in any shade! However, I must say I do like this!!!!
{Usually when I play along with sketches/challenges I always forget to link them back up...or even list them!! need to get better at this!} Stamps are from Unity's KOM, paper is making memories.
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September 23, 2009

Monthly Mix featured stamper style!

Happy Hump Day! I am sooooo looking forward to the weekend- even though it's already filled with activities! Today I have a few cards to share from the Lizzie Anne Monthly Mix, a Harvest of Memories.

This card is from the featured stamped challenge on SCS- for some reason...the weekend challenges are far too difficult to work on during the weekend!! I went with this card from tankgrl. I used the little circles to make my own paper, and inked up just one of the leaf trio image. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Making Memories patterned paper.

This next one also uses the same set- I paired the music pattern and sentiment with some paper from DCWV.
That's all for today- I will be back later this week with more Monthly Mix fun!! Pin It Now!

September 22, 2009

New Stampavie!

Time for another Jacksonbelle Challenge- this week we are using up new stuff!!

Since I had this fun little image- I decided on a Christmas card- The stamp is from Stampavie, and ribbon is from May arts. Paper is from basic grey & bling is from MAMBI. I didn't like the way the white ribbon looked, so I colored it with my copic. Instant matching ribbon! And I love how some of the white dots are still there~

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September 21, 2009

on the road again!

well, not really- but hopefully back to normal this week- between kids starting up school and my husband being home alllllll week I am looking forward to a routine starting now!

We had a good week though- built an addition on to our existing deck, had a few birthday's to celebrate, an awesome soccer game- Lauren scored 3 more goals this week! {8 so far this season, not that we are counting!} and some fabulous weather to enjoy! *and* it's supposed to be in the 80's this week!! We are headed off to our local county fair tonight- great day for it!

Summer is still alive and kicking but we are doing thanksgiving this week!!
I went with Natasha's fall to layout again for my card- went horizontal though- stamps are from Lizzie Anne's September Monthly Mix- something to crow about. The letters are popped up with pop dots as are the acorns- ribbon is may arts, button is pti.

make sure to check out the rest of the girls this week- Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!

September 18, 2009

Just Rite Mega FONT hop! {day 2!}

Welcome to day 2 of the mega font HOP!!!
They are having a 30% OFF Promotion!! Check it out —>HERE! Perfect time to shop!
If you missed day one- check it out here!

Well- you have made it through the hop- I am the last stop!! I decided to go with a layout today- the various sizes of the fonts make it nice to be able to create titles or journal- I used the Times New Roman upper case in my layout- I used both the 95 and 25 point sizes here-
here is a bit more info on the hop-

JustRite is celebrating a Mega Font Blog Hop, a two day extravaganza with 54 designers, in style with a Super7 Day Font Sale. If you’re looking for some fabulous font sets, you won’t want to miss this sale, they are offering 30% off all JustRite font sets and the Horizontal and Vertical Font Stampers. The sale begins September 17th and ends September 24th.

There’s Mystery Blog Candy being given away during the Two Day Just Rite Font Blog Hop!!! Why is it a mystery? Well there will be three blog candy giveaways on each day and you can only win by leaving a comment on the right blog! The real surprise is you won’t know which blog has the candy. Even the designers don’t know! So, as you visit each of the 54 designers over the two day event, take time to leave a comment. You may be one of the lucky winners! You have until 12:00 noon on Sunday to leave comments for your chance to win. You’ll want to check back at the JustRite Blog on Sunday evening to find out if you’ve won.

Just Rite

Debbie Olson
Jerri Kay Jimenez
Taylor Van Bruggen
Holly Simoni
Barb Schram
Terre Frye
Michelle Kovack
Kim Moreno
Catherine Douchette
Kellie Fortin
Kimberly Crawford
Kathy Jones
Michelle Giraud
Angela Barkhouse
Heather Pulvirenti
Tami Mayberry
Jennifer Buck
Keri Lee Serika
Jami Bova
Laura Davis
Stacey Kingman
Bonnie Sharp
Stephanie Severin
Janine Rich
Debbie Seyer
Margie Higuchi
Lauren Bergold
Anja Curvers

AJ Otto <---- you are here ;)

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September 17, 2009

Frighteningly Simply!

It's Stamp Simply time again- and this weeks challenge is to use black {or brown} ink only and NO COLORING in! I can handle that! :)

For my card I used the new Halloween single from Lizzie Anne Designs-Fright Night.
The paper is American Crafts- LOVE how clean and graphic their designs are-
and gens are from Kaiser! all in all, another fave card for my Halloween stock pile!! ;)

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Who DOES that!?!

Welcome to the first addition of Who Does that?!?! Today we are *finally* releasing everything from CHA!! Get ready! I'll make it short and sweet- there's a few pics today-

This first card uses Autumn Pals and the Grainy background, on Kraft of course!

Here is my beloved Bingo card!!

Simple Blessings- this is a huge set!

A QAE (quick and easy) CAS Christmas note card using Joy and Wonder

another using joy and wonder- non traditional color theme here-

and again- I loved the bright colors in this one-using joy & wonder

and lastly- sketchy little boy and Cosmo- they make the best boy paper!!
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September 16, 2009

Sparklin' Pink tree!

Happy hump day! Busy week fact...I cant think of a week that hasn't been busy lately!!

Here is a cas number I did for Lizzie Annes Christmas set-Oh Christmas tree. My pink ribbon appears to be a bit red on the left- weird! I stamped the tree in raspberry fizz and then the bird in green galore. I added a little it of stickles highlights all over the tree- love how fun it is!

I do believe there is a deck with some new stain I get to spend the day with! Pin It Now!

September 15, 2009

And another Halloween card!

Are you tired of them yet!?!
This weeks JBelle challenge is to do a fall/halloween themed card!

For my card today- I used the inkadinkado Scaredy cat! stamps, May Arts ribbon, Basic Grey buttons, and a provo embossing folder. If you look at the inka packaging, I really liked how the cat was turned on it's side and it inspired this layout-

it's my dh birthday to wrap some gifts and maybe whip out a cake!

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September 14, 2009

I {heart} Halloween!

This is NOT the last Halloween card you will see on this blog! We decided to go with a Halloween themed week today-

I covered my card base with gauze strips and added a piece of Cosmo. The mummy is from Lizzie Anne's September single Mummy. Instead of coloring him in, I just highlighted him with a C-1 copic.

make sure to check the others out- Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!

September 12, 2009

enjoy your day! (Simple Saturday)

Well...we were gearing up for fall around here, rain showers, colder temps, and all that stuff that goes with it....So I made a fall color themed card.
And then summer returns with 80+ temps for the last few days!!!

We are off to Lauren's first soccer game of the season and then enjoying the last of our summer sun!
Here's a simple card using the Lizzie Anne Designs August Monthly Mix- Something to crow about. Paper is Basic Grey, button and thread are paper trey.

hope your weekend is a warm and sunny as ours! enjoy! Pin It Now!

September 11, 2009

Stamp Simply Halloween style & FWF!

I so LOVE Halloween. NOT a problem playing along in the Stamp Simply challenge this week!!

*and* I was finally able to use my MS goo punch also!! The paper is from Glitz, stamps are Unity, and button is from Paper Trey. I stamped the cute little witch and colored her in with my copics. I highlighted the hat with an atyou spica pen.

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September 10, 2009

Le Chic Vintage mini style!

Back at it on a Thursday!! Anyone else feel like there Thursday's are empty now? Maybe because the house is actually empty! Lauren is off in Kindergarten enjoying herself and making new friends! Speaking of school-

I made a mini album for her first day adventures!

Here is the whole book- it's 4 x 6 in size and the book is from Kaiser Scrapbooking. It's a heavy wood like material, nothing like chipboard. I may go back and get more! (Road trip Maren!!!)
Here is her classic on the porch, first day of school shot.

Here is her big brother, so proud, so happy to *finally* have her at school with him!! This is proof when they are teenagers and screaming at each other how much they can't stand each other, that it wasn't always that way!! ;)

Here is her sassy pose, and her buddy Casey walking with them. We live 5 houses down from the school, sometimes this is a good thing.

Here is Casey and her on the playground waiting to line up, and in front of their new room- 202.

Lauren's first official recess! I told her before she left in the morning she would 2 recesses. She thought that it was a "first day treat" and was pretty excited to hear that it will occur every day that way!! Here she is lining up to wait for the swings, and at the flip bar.

Here is the last page of the album- where I will record all the details- age, weight, height, teacher name, etc.

All papers are Jillibean Soup (which is in the scrapbook kit) and all stamps were from Le Chic Vintage.

enjoy! I am off to work at the school! Pin It Now!

September 9, 2009

Happy Hump day!

Quick fly by post today-

Make sure to head on over to Torendi- Jenn's new store is going love today!!

Congrats Jenn!

Here's a quick little card using Lizzie Anne's August Monthly Mix- Hey Sunshine! I just love the sentiment- dream create inspire. The butterflies and flowers are also from the kit.

I am still not used to this both kids in school all day thing. I need a plan to get more productive!! :)
I wonder how long it will take to get used to this!!? it's weird! Pin It Now!

September 8, 2009

JacksonBelle Tuesday!

Better late than never~ :) This weeks JBelle card is a sketch head on over to her blog for all the deets-

I used an Inkadinkado image, May Arts ribbon, MAMBI Icons, and Basic Grey paper.
You would have thought with no kids home now (as of this morning!!) I would have this done earlier.

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September 3, 2009

Friends with flair stamp simply style!

Today is the big day around here! Kindergarten starts today for my daughter and she is just so excited! I am hoping to get lots of pictures and not need any kleenex!
We have what's called a Boo-Hoo breakfast right after we drop them off! And then, I will have the whole day to myself!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is to overstamp. Easy enough- and I love the out come!

I used Unity's September KOM, some Basic Grey pattern paper, and black papertrey ribbon.
I used the fall to layout #56. If you like clean graphic design- the Clean & Simple blog always has great layouts.

here are the rest!
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Old habits die hard...

Hip Hop- NOT!
weird. I am certain a few of the other DT gals are also feeling the same way! It has been such a habit for a year may take a while to break! I will still make Thursday my Unity day-

And today is my sons first day of school. FINALLY! after hearing stories (for up to 3 weeks in some cases!) of people being in school....I thought the day would never come! We also have kindergarten orientation today for my baby. eeeeeks. She's so excited she can hardly contain herself. I will take LOTS of pictures!

Onto my card...I thought this topiary would look good covered in Christmas Green Flower Soft. and, I think i like it! The paper is making memories and the sentiment is also Unity- Something Within.
Okay- off to start my school year with PTA meetings and volunteer hours! ;) Pin It Now!

September 2, 2009

Happy Hump day!

Today we go in to "meet the teacher" and drop off supplies- then one starts tomorrow. Back into the swing of things we are heading! As much as i LOVE having my kids around for the summer, I am ok with them heading back to school! ;)
(just wanting for a good education of course!!! ;)

so- maybe I will have more stamping time...One could never have enough Halloween cards! are you sick of them yet?
This one used Lizzie Anne's newer Halloween set Hallows Eve. Paper is from Glitz designs, ribbon is may arts and shimmer on the purple is tattered angels. I love this color combo!!

and we are off- enjoy! Pin It Now!

September 1, 2009

Autumn mix flower soft style!

*post 4 of 4 for today*
wow- September already....School is starting soon and my baby heads off to Kindergarten this Friday- yikes!
First of the month brings a new Flower Soft Challenge- this month, we are focusing on the new Autumn Mix.

I colored the centers of my flowers with a copic, then added glossy accents. I covered all the leaves with the Autumn Mix. Ribbon is May arts, paper is Making Memories.

And one more-

make sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and check out their Autumn creations-

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How not to play the KOM challenge!

*post 3 of 4 for today*
It dawned on me while writing this blog post.... I used the wrong kit on my card!
Here is the low down on what NOT to do for the KOM challenge! ;)

So...Jen said orange, purple, green, and I automatically thought of this fun paper-and my Halloween sentiment from the kit Hauntingly Sweet. I should have probably used the September KOM...but I am all about breaking the rules it seems!
I will be back to make another- I do heart this color combo, *and* Halloween cards!

make sure to upload using keyword USK01 for a chance to win the KOM free!

Check out the others who played along this month as well- JenBuck, Jeanne, Jimmi, Maren, and Christi. Pin It Now!

Thank You to Prism!

*Post 2 0f 4 for today- Scroll down for the JBelle Challenge*

My final card is up over at the Prism blog- go check it out!
Thanks again for a fabulous 3 months! Pin It Now!

One Layer JacksonBelle Challenge-

*Posts 1 of 4 for today*

WOW- Happy September!
It's JacksonBelle Tuesday Challenge time! Head on over to the JBelle blog to see all the deets- prizes, new product, and challenge info!

Today's challenge was to make a one layer card. I used Inkdinkado stamps, May Arts ribbon, and a basic grey button. I inked up the leaves with Versamagic chalk inks. I need to use those more often- wowser. LOVE how it looks!

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