Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paper organization for crafters!!!

Article from[i] Bella online, the Voice of Women[/i].
Enjoy- well written, short, to the point.

Article reporting that paper crafts in the form of greeting card making is ALIVE and WELL.

HAve a wonderful day gals! (((HUGZ)))


Friday, September 25, 2009

Oooooooh- here are some amazing ideas for organizing a scrap space on a budget! Interesting. I love the way she stores her paints~! Love Love Love that!!!!!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yes, Sketches: Creatively Yours has a Call out!

Please do apply!

Keep checking back as we have some upcoming exciting news coming SOON!!!! Woooohooo! It will be worthwhile, trust me gals!


My first layout at the crop !

The LO below is based upon a Sketch by "Moma" at "Moma's Scrap Sketches" created by Monika Martinson January 13, 2008 . Thank You Monika!

Here is a layout I did in response to a recycling challenge from Deanne. We were to use at least 2 items from around the house to embellish our card or layout. As I have been working on cards a LOT of the time lately, I decided to do a layout.

There are pictures of our son Noah during some of his early intensive of the first times we fingerpainted. He was quite astounded at the texture! (Typical of some children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.) Oops: I just realized that I need to add 2006 down in a corner somewhere to date it.

The "R= RECYCLED" items are:

1- a puzzle piece altered with patterned paper from the Snips and Snails collection by 3 Bugs in a Rug (Thanks to Nic from SBCH)
2- pieces of brown chenille yarn, added to an old piece of brown braid (=earth for my flower)
3- 2 pces of saved sheer green ribbon to help mimic leaves... and
4- Also a leaf split in half- from an artificial Wal-Mart floral sprig- I saved it.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

More "get well" cards!

Hope you're all enjoying these as much as I am enjoying creating them! LOL!

Here is card #3: Lion Around...

And card #4: Take a break!

Patterned papers for each card were purchased from Scrapbooker's Club House; October Afternoon "Homegrown Kit" from SBCH and Imaginisce's "Shore thing" Collection paper by the sheet.
Ribbon on lion card: Dollarama -Make it Special.
Lion Stamp: Imaginisce's acrylic Snag 'Em Stamp
Palm Tree: Anita's Sugarloaf 2002
Watercolour Pencils from Clear Dollar Stamps; General's Brand; 2 packages by Kimberly- Primary Colours and Earth and Vintage Colours/
Hope you liked these! They are so much fun to create! TYFL-Ali

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sketch #18 is up at Sketches : Creatively Yours!

We had a new sketch go up on Tuesday at Sketches: Creatively Yours along with some fun interpretions and GOOD NEWS shared! There was also an FAQ answered!

Adiditionally, my new friend Rita Barakat, who is also on the Design Team at S:CY had surgery a day or so ago and also had sent in her Sketch #18 LO. I waited until Thursday to post her interpretation for Sketch #18 so I could ask for your good thoughts and prayers for her. She is a SUCH a gem.

Main link to the Blog is above- Go on over and check 'er out! Great stuff this week! ~

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cool SPCC Christmas Colour Combo #2...

Here is a really nice Colour Combo from SPCC! They posted it on Sept 15th!

Do you thuink you'll have time to try it?

**SALE at Scrapbooker's Club House!**

Check it out! Plus, here is the direct link to the SBCH Store!

10-70% off a TONNE of fun items!!

Go, go, go!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two cards ~

The turtle card (below) was made as a "Get well card..." I think it's cute... so did the gals over at Sisterhood of Scrap when I showed it to them! **grin**

Inside it says: "Well, THAT'S OKAY!!!"

The racer card (below) was made for a friend of Bryan's who was turning 13... made it an hour before Bry had to go to the party! He said the kiddo thought it was a "cool card!"

The funny part is that it is made with a salvaged "racer" motif-- I cut it off Noah's backpack WAY back in 2006 after I backed over it (oops) with the car and got undercoating ALL over it! That was so yucky... the backpack was not salvageable but I removed the parts that were.

Made a good card though!

Inside view~
The card is a money gift holder.

Thanks for looking! :O)

A NEAT Colour Challenge Site: TY Tanya!!

FIRST: I was on my Sisterhood of Scrap friend Tanya's blog today. It's really GREAT: I find her ideas and LOs/cards just gorgeous! Not to mention I love the way she reviews recipes and shows pics of them! Especially the Crock Pot recipes she tries! Thanks Tanya! Yummilicious... Check it out, you will not be disappointed... can you tell I LOVE food?

SECOND: Here is the link to Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combos [SPCC] which Tanya was using and creating with, and had linked to in several posts I was reading on her Blog. Loved what she had done with those challenges! MORE AWESOME INSPIRATION?? Looked like it! So I decided to check it out! WOW! It has contests, etc... and seems like lots of fun!

Here is a little blurb from SPCC that I copied & pasted (and I sure hope this is OK with you folks over at SPCC...). This so you can read and see what we should all be participating in! SUCH a blast, sounds like!! I am really going to try to add this to my repertoire! Can you tell I LOVE Colour Challenges?
What is SPCC?
SPCC stands for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos. SPCC Challenges will be posted every Monday. Challenge submissions are due on the following Monday. A winner and SP Top Five will be posted the next Tuesday. AND did I mention each week, there will be amazing prizes to be won?? Each Friday, there will be a little extra fun challenge called Finally Friday. Up until Christmas, be on the lookout for just for fun Christmas color combos as well!!
For official rules please click here!

Tiffany Spaulding has an Organizational Blog!

~Doesn't surprise me as she is the creator of my beloved Scraprack... THE best organizational tool for scrapbooking-- EVER.

But TRULY! You HAVE to read her wonderful new blog! Be sure to read back a-ways, OK? LOTS of tips! Link is here .

Oh...& 'cause I am a nosey gal, be sure to tell m what you think!! Awesome job, Tiffany! You ROCK!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2 new cards!

Haflinger Colouration (like our Miss Oakley) ~"Bay" Colouration:

These are 2 new cards I created with a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC (link is on the right.) This card makes me laugh! Hope you like them! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Creating GREEN!

"Craft Supplies with a Conscience!"

Today, Scrapcene has featured a place near and dear to my heart: Creatively-Green Scrapbook Store! An excellent article, this tells all about this brand new business and the green products it supplies!

Come on over and check it out! You will be made to feel very welcome and a part of things on the C-G forum- it's active and fun, with oodles of ideas being shared ALL the time!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Affordable dinners: FAST!

This seems to be a GREAT yummy food site! LOTS of variety, faves, sharing of ideas and recipes.

I have printed off some recipes I'd like to try soon- and if we like them, I will make them again in dbl batches so we can freeze 'em!

They are needing votes too-so please, if you like the site, please vote to your right you'll see a button you can click on! I voted- I need some 'o these affordable and yummy FAST prep foods for this gang!

FAST I tell ya- FAST and YUMMY is KING!


Grandparents' Day is Sunday!

Just wondering if anyone has anything special planned... :o) ~

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Creatively Inspirational Blog!

Check out the blog for Clear Dollar Stamps! It's called "Clearly i stamp." WOW: so fab- the blog is awesome!

I was extremely plsd with my recent FIRST CDS order.

I am an experienced scrapbooker, BUT as a (pretty well) brand new stamper I am excited to learn as much as I can from experienced stampers, so this blog is GREAT for me!

Their stamp sets are crisp and awesome to work with- I have been thrilled. Had to share!!


Love to play- Noah & Daniel 2007

Guess what? Over at Sisterhood of Scrap Forum we have a Saturday Soup of the Day Challenge on! Deanne came up with a soup recipe and we are to follow it. I made two LOs and effectively made it out of a layout rut I had been in YAY! I called the 2 layouts "Love to Play" and made them in a way so that the pages could face one another in the album.

Here were the soup's main ingredients:


Dash of STRIPED patterned paper AND

A sprinkle of GLITTER

Here are my pages! First is Noah (Spring 2007) and then Daniel (Dec 2007):

Thanks for looking- I had a tonne of fun creating these after making soooo many cards of late! By the way, these 2 pages look So much better in real life!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Delivering Christmas Card orders today! LOL!

This card is so SPARKLY, I wish you could see it for real!

Isn't that FUN stuff??? YAY!

Monday, September 7, 2009

A New Card!

I wanted to show you a card for an order I had to fill... as you know my "special interests" at "The Perfect Card" are horse images and greetings.
The image below was purchased from Clear Dollar Stamps LLC, and is just an amazing stamp! Such great quality!

The card was created using sketch #70 by Tamara Wheeler at Sketches by {tamara}
I hope you like it!

Here is another card I created for an order I needed to fill.
I used another Sketches by {tamara} sketch... this time, it was Sketch #98.

And here's another just-for-fun Christmas card!

"Be Merry" and the gift stamp are both Imaginisce Snag 'ems Stamps.

Aren't those mittens on the patterned paper CUTE?

Thanks for looking, everyone!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Awesome giveaway at Craft Critique!

Hi Everyone!

You NEED to run and check out this amazing paper collection giveaway at Craft Critique ! WOW.... Which collection of the three shown do YOU like best!!!!!? Remember to leave them a comment, too, so they can reach you if YOU are the winner!!


Friday, September 4, 2009

So much Fun!

One thing that is probably the MOST fun about Scrapobooking is using things in "green" ways!

Here is one idea... today I created a card that reuses something pretty in a FUN and GREEN manner.

In the card below, I featured the silvery Christmas Tree that was originally a part of a dollar store notepad (ahem: Santa brought them to the kids in their Christmas Stockings...)!!

Once Daniel had filled his notepad with doodles, I recycled the paper, but didn't have the heart to throw out the awesome TREE IMAGE from the pad's front cover.

The tree was on a foil-like paper, so I cut it out, filed it in my Scraprack under "Christmas" & kept it for 2 years.

TODAY, I used it on a CARD! So happy to see it lookin' pretty!

The sentiment "Be Merry" was done w/ an Imaginisce acrylic stamp.
Stickles were used to make it all sparkle.
BasicGrey Romani collection scrap patt paper with medallions on it reminded me of Christmas decorations and added a pretty touch.
Red Cardstock: unkn.
Grey/cream CS: unkn.
Scalloped edge done with Threading Water punch by Fiskars
Ink: Khaki by Ink it Up!
This card was based upon a sketch by Tamara Wheeler. (Sketch #100 at the "Sketches by {tamara}" site at

TY for looking.


Two more cards!

Above are two more Christmas cards I made for orders that I have rec'd for sets of 20 cards.
Hope you like them!
Crooked tree- my design
Patterned paper: BasicGrey's Figgy Pudding
Crackle paper used on trees: Paper Pizzazz
Lettering: BasicGrey's Perhaps
Stamp: Imaginisce
Stickles: Platinum
Black Ink: Inkadinkado
Chocolate brown ink: Ink it Up!
Border Punch: Fiskars Threading Water

Guess What?

I just had a chance to breathe ( first week of school) and I saw that I'm the "Eco-friendly Artist of the Week" over at Creatively Green Scrapbook Store!

Check it out...

Nicole Gailliot, site owner, featured 2 special projects of mine. I am SO EXCITED!

A) a layout of Oma Agnes where I accented her photo with pieces of embroidered flowers I had cut from a turquoise skirt I had purchased at frenchy's ( 2006 pic my Dad-in-law took of Oma on her b'day)


B) an Idea Jar I had made with a 2007 kit from Scrapbooker's Club House! It repurposed a tall flavoured popcorn container (plastic) from Shopper's Drug Mart!

Thanks to Nicole G. for this honour!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Christmas Cards to Share!

Hi Everyone~
Thanks for stopping by!
Here are some of the new Christmas cards I created over the past couple of days for some of my Card orders.
Hope you like them!
"Merry and Bright" image is from an acrylic stamp by Imaginisce.
Crooked tree is my own design.
Patt Papers: Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey.

"Happy HollyDays" acrylic stamp image on the card below is from Inkadinkado. Watercolour pencil crayons by Kimberly, purchased through Clear Dollar Stamps. Both green from Earth and Vintage Colors and the red from the Primary Colors packs were used here.
Whitegel pen: Uniball Signo from Scrapbooker's Club House. '

Santa was cut from 'used' Christmas wrapping paper.
" Santa's Coming" is a Karen Foster Rub- on image.
Christmas Red stickles.
Fiskars Threading Water punch.

"Be Merry" image is from an acrylic stamp by Imaginisce.
Candle & Holly leaves: CM Victorian Christmas Sticker Collection.
Gossy Accents by Ranger used on candle flame and other details.

The white Santa card (above) card was done with the negative image left after an embossed sticker was removed from the backing paper. There's a LOT of detail on this image, wish you could see it better. Recycling!!!! (TY to my friend Deanne Burton for the idea. She uses the empty backing sheet from her letter stickers as an embellishment!)
Black Diamond, Christmas Red and Crystal Stickles.
Fiskars Threading Water punch.
Ink: Ink it Up!
White pen: Uniball Signo.

The "music" cardstock used here was a tiny scrap. I was so excited when I found it!

The gorgeous Angel image here is by Clear Dollar Stamps, LLC.

Stickles by Ranger: Diamond and Crystal.

Halo: Platinum Stickles.

Horn: Creative Memories Victorian Christmas Sticker Set

"Merry Christmas from..."- image from an acrylic stamp by Inkadinkado

Crooked tree is my own design.
Patt Papers: Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey.
Stickles: Frosted Lace
Gel Pen: White Uniball Signo
"Merry and Bright" image is from an acrylic stamp by Imaginisce.
Glossy Accents by Ranger used on stars.
Image of tattered bear is from an Accord Publishing calendar 2005 or 2007.
Crackle-look patt paper by Paper Pizzazz

Thanks for looking- there are more to come. WILL POST SOME MORE TOMORROW!