Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bryce's Zebra Zoo

Here is a shoebox diorama that Bryce and I made. He is crazy for zebras right now. It used to be the gorilla but I am so glad he moved on because you can't find a dang gorilla sticker, stamp, wood cutout or cricut cut anywhere. We made some stair steps to give the inside of the box some levels and we put some tree stickers on each of the levels. I cut the zebras from Create a Critter, B is for Boy and Everyday Paperdolls. The fence came from Everyday Paperdolls also. We used the Paper Studio Cassette Punch Set for the banner letters and I cut the triangles from the basic shapes of SCAL. We wanted to put all 3 zebras on wobbles but 2 of them were too small so they just got pop dotted. He thinks this is the coolest and so do I.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A great deal on the I-TOP

Eliza from Stitch It Cheap has become an official retailer for Imaginisce. She is having a special buy on the I-Top and all of the accessories. You can head over HERE to see the great PRE-ORDER deal she has going on. She is a really great lady to deal with. I have been a member of her embroidery site for a few years now.

This one's for you Pam

I have a friend that makes the most FAB-U-LOUS layouts. When I told her that I only have 1 layout finished for each of the grandkids she yelled at me. :-) I got a bunch of layouts from her so come on there is no excuse other than I do love making cards. Well I finally got another layout done and when I was finished I looked through my gazillion photos and can you believe there is not one photo of either of the grandkids playing football. I think they might kick me out of the state for admitting that. I have 2 of these layouts but I am going to need to see if she has an extra one for my granddaughter due in June.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beware - Uncle Sam ZAPS Creativity

I have been working on my taxes the last week and it completely stinks. So much changed in 2010 and it just confuses me like crazy. We bought a house last year and along with it came a little one bedroom rental so now on top of the tax junk for my child care business and having to figure out how to do things being unemployed for 1/2 of the year I now have to figure out how the expenses and income work for a rental. My brain is about to explode.

I worked on these Peek-A-Boo cards the week before last and forgot about posting them. The first 2 my mom had me make for my aunt and cousin. They are exactly the same except for the colors.
The last card is a minature Peek-A-Boo card and I am absolutely in love with this little thing. It is a little over 2 x 3 1/4 and so stinking adorable.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Paper Playtime Green and Purple

This month for the Paper Playtime Challenge everyone has a choice of 3 different options.

 Choice 1 is to use GREEN and PURPLE as your MAIN colors (in honor of Mardis Gras)
Choice 2 is to use PINK & GLITTER (in honor of Barbie's Birthday)
Choice 3 is to use a CRITTER & a RHYME (in honor of Dr. Suess' birthday)

I had so much fun as a new member of the Paper Playtime Design Team and chose to make a card in honor of Mardi Gras. The mask is a SVG cut but I am not sure where I got it from so if anyone knows please email me or post a comment so I can give them credit. I embossed the background paper using the D'vine Swirls folder and outlined the swirls with Stickles. I also used Stickles on the mask because Mardi Gras is full of bling. The twine is from The Twinery and the sentiment is from Pink by Design's "Party Time" stamp set.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

under the BigTop

I am entering this card in the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge.

I am also sending it to Max Low from Neola, Iowa. He is a 12 year old boy and he is fighting leukemia. His wish is to receive 1 million cards. If you would like to send him a card you can send them here:

Mighty Max Low, C/O Greg and Bambi Low, PO Box 111, Neola, IA 51559

Sugar and Spice cart
Action Wobbles for giraffe & elephant
Viva Decor Paper Pens (opal & copper)
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
Craft Essentials alphabet bubble stickers
Cloud 9 black alphabet puffy stickers
Fiskars apron lace border punch

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Inspired Heart Cards

I love this cartridge.
All 3 cards are made with the Inspired Heart cartridge. 
Stampin' Up cardstock and ribbon
PaperTrey Ink cardstock
Stampendous "Trust His Heart" stamp 
PaperTrey Ink cardstock
the Paper Studio Pearlized cardstock
Stampabilities "All Things Are Possible" stamp
Paper Inspirations "Proverb 3:5-6" stamp
Spare Parts Gems

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today I Became A Queen

This morning I received an email and was so thrilled with the news. I was chosen for the Paper Playtime Design Team.There are 2 challenges held each month.

Challenge 1 will be on the 2nd Monday of the month which will be a theme based paper project challenge.

Challenge 2 will be on the last Monday of the month and will be an Anything Goes DIGI challenge.

Please go check out Paper Playtime and visit all the extremely talented Queen Designers.

Janis: Pause Dream Enjoy
Pam: Simply Pam
Sheree: Cravin Scrappin
Theresa: The Scrapbooking Queen
Lisa: Crop And Create
Glenda: Glenda's Cards
Kathi: Kards By Kathi
Heather: Princess' Paper Projects
Melissa: A Paper Journey
Denise: Lala's World
Georgiana: Carson's Cricut Creations
Carley: The Real iCarley
Sharon: MeeMee's Creations
Don & Judy: Airing Out
Corri: Bug Lover Cards
Maria: Joyful Stamper
Michelle: Purple Monkey Moments
Sandra: 365 Days of Cricut
Elsa: Cricut Lvr
Jen: Honeybean Creations
Rose: Pink Lemonade
Gloria: Oma's Crafts <-- <-- Yippy that's ME
Mary: Marebear Scraps
Deanna: Deanna's Papercrafts

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eggs 4 Sale

I was having fun stamping the "eggs4Easter" and "bunny4Easter" stamp sets from The Stamps of Life and planned on making a couple of cards but Kylie had other plans. We used the Splendor Circus ink pad that has 12 colors on little squares all in 1 pad. This gave the eggs some really cool effects.

I watch youtube for different card ideas and then keep them in a box for when I want a different kind of card base. The card that Kylie chose was from Michelle's Rubber Room and is a really cool Explosion Card.

I am not that great at coloring (but I am practicing) and I know that these little bunnies are not color correct but Bryce and Kylie were thrilled with them and isn't that what matters most. :-) If I would have let her stamp 100 eggs she would have covered the card in eggs. We used all of them that we stamped but it turned out really cute.

The ribbon is Ribbon Trends "Easter Eggs" clearance at Hobby Lobby. The sentiments on the bunnies signs are from Pink by Designs "Hoppy Easter" stamp set.