Fun in the Sun - BSC30

Here is my card for this weeks sketch challenge.
I used Reminisce - Summer Solstice paper, I paper pieced her towel using the back side of the paper (first time I've used that technique). The sentiment was already stamped on the ribbon (I got it from my lss).
I gave her a green bikini...I thought this needed another color...I like the contrast. I used copper stickles to create sand under her feet.

Below I have posted the come play along and send me a photo of your card so I can post if to my blog. It's very easy!! just pick your paper and use any stamp set you want.

This card sketch is hosted by Jamie...I look forward to playing every week.

Thanks Jamie for another great sketch!!

Have fun ladies and remember just be creative and have fun!!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with....(come on Julie you can do it too!)

See you later!!


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San Diego - 2 page Layout

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!!

I've neglected my blog for a couple days...I haven't really been in a creative zone!! so much to do not enough time.
This is a 2 page layout I did of my weekend in San Diego (I will have a couple more pages to add to this...we went to Sea World)

I used CTMH serendipity paper, the layout is from Imagine I also used my cricut opposites attract cartridge. This is a pretty simple page...I didn't use to many embellishments (that's a first) LOL!!

Here is a closer look at the left side of the page...

Posted by PicasaRight side of the page....Now that I see these on the blog I think they are a little to plain!? hmmm maybe I'll add to this later.
Have a great evening!! I maybe back later...I think I've got the creative bug again!! I'm waiting for our color challenge from soon as she posts it I will play then I will post whatever I made. It may not be till wednesday...I'm going to Disneyland on Tuesday!!


Today's color challenge was to use kiwi, topiary, watermelon & blush...
This is what I came up with!! I think she's cute.

I used CTMH inks, the solid card stock is CTMH and the DP is from making memories, sentiment is CTMH June Word Puzzle.

I love these color challenges...come play!! If you don't have the exact colors use colors that are close or just use what you have...two different pinks and two different greens.

I still have Marjorie's color challenge to do...this one has me stumped!! I just keep looking at the colors on my desk hmmmm!! I think I'm going to do a layout for this one. I have so much to scrapbook I don't know where to start!! Since it is cold and rainy here I think I'll just scrap!!

Have a good evening!


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April Monthly page layout

Here is my April monthly calendar page layout...

I used CTMH Creative Basics Boom Di Ada Collection. I wasn't sure If I liked this paper....I love it now that I've used it!! I may do a couple more layouts with this paper.

I used my Cherish book...A New Perspective page 58, Olive ink, sugar coated brads and Friendship word puzzle. The picture was taken on April 12, 2008 at The Wine Stop...we went wine tasting...yummie!!

I'm glad I finally did this page!!! now I have to work on everything we did in April....

I will do my May page next then I will go back and work on the pages in between the months...then I'll be caught up again (for this year!)

If any of my girls (from our monthly group) wants this page kit let me know.

I will be back later or in the morning....I'm off to scrap!!


Can you tell this is taken with my new camera....I love it!!! the pictures are much better!

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Barbella - BCC28

Here is my card for the color challenge this week...

Colors for this challenge are: Autumn Terracotta, Outdoor Denim & Dutch Blue The paper is all CTMH - Enchanted & Serendipity. The paper flowers are from Bazzill, stamp set used is Legendary Moments.

Now I must get to my scrapbooking!!

I was never a card maker!! now look at me!! This is all I do!! (LOL) at least I have cards for every occasion (if and when I need one)


BSC #29

I'm back!! Happy Monday everyone!!
I hope you all had a great weekend...
So, this is the sketch challenge for this week...why don't you play along. It's lots of fun!! All you have to do is make a card that resembles this sketch...use your imagination and can use any paper, inks & embellishments. Come on play!!

If you do play please let me know so I can add a picture of your card here.

I look forward to these challenges every Monday. Thanks Jamie!!!

So, now that you know what the sketch is...

here's mine....

I used scraps from my scrap bin...I don't remember where this paper is from...sorry.

Sentiment is from Fiskars clear stamps.
Anyway, I am off to play I have a couple more color challenges to play in. I may be back tonight to update or first thing in the morning!!

p.s. I love my new camera!! I have to learn how to use it!! it's my first digital SLR camera.

Have a great afternoon and keep on scrappin!!!


Here is Sophia's card!!!

Thanks for playing Sophia!

She used for every occasion for the sentiment and free spirit for the swirl stamps, pansy purple ink (all from Close to My Heart) paper from Michael's.

Great job!!


Marjories Color Challenge #18

Here is what I did for Marjorie's color challenge #18....I never thought I'd get this one done!! This was a true challenge for me.
The color challenge was to use pink carnation, baby pink, kiwi and key lime. I only had baby pink card stock so I made my own background paper using all the ink colors. I used playful flourishes, delight in everything and friendship blessings stamp sets. I also use brads and covered them with stickles.
This is a picture of my niece Paulina...isn't she beautiful!?
I'm glad I played I really like the way this turned out and I LOVE the colors!! see what happens when you play with different colors! Thanks Marjorie!! I look forward to next weeks challenge.
Sorry the picture isn't so camera is ready to die!! I'm taking it in today...I really want a new one...
Have an awesome day!!

Father's Day Card

This card is for Julie.... she challenged me to make a Father's Day or Graduation card. So here it is Miss Julie. What do you think?

I'm not really a "masculine" card maker...I like all the pinks, flowers, ribbon, glitter and all the bling bling you can use on girly cards. This card is missing something (to me) everyone that has seen it loves it...hmmm I guess I'll have to start making more "manly" cards.

Anyway, I used ctmh June word puzzle for the ties and the word, the paper pack is Majestic Blue (ctmh) and the inks are crystal blue, desert sand, and outdoor denim.

This is all I've done today...I have the inks out here for Marjorie's CC they are pink carnation, baby pink, key lime and kiwi...let me tell you this is truly a challenge for me!! I like all these colors I just don't know about using them together (although Marjorie's layout is absolutely beautiful using them together) should I do a card or a layout? I will play with these later and hopefully have something posted for this sometime tomorrow.

Have a great afternoon!



Good Morning Everyone!!!
Hope you all had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!

Here is today's BSC...

My camera is not working very well today!! It started acting up you know I'm pretty sad I didn't get any pictures for Mother's Day!!

For this card I used CTMH Floral Tapistry paper, June word puzzle stamp set for sentiment, chalk pencils and blending pen to color in, ribbon is from ctmh ribbon rounds, flowers are bazzill and brads are sugar coated.

I'm sure I will be back later with Marjorie's color challenge (for CTMH) and Sparkle's BCC...I can't wait

Have a great day and thanks for looking!!


Bella Color Challenge 27

This week's color challenge is to use -
Pansy Purple, Pink Carnation & Orchid Bouquet
I used javabella - all cardstock is CTMH patterned paper is from enchanted level 2 paper pack.
I also used stickles...of course (just call me glitter girl).
This card reminds me of my BFF Julie...
I will probably send this to her (she ALWAYS appreciates my work)
Have fun stamping and creating!!! I'm sure I'll be back later or tomorrow...I'm in such a crafty mood today!! I just want to keep scrappin and I need to make Mother's Day cards!!! (I'm a little's the Bella's fault!)

CTMH 2 page Layout Challenge

Here is my sample for the Challenge.
The Challenge was to use (everything) Close to My Heart & the pictures Sophia took at our gathering.
I used Good Times (level2) paper pack, cocoa ink, Sweet Symphony page 24-25 from our Imagine book. I also used my cricut - All Mixed Up font for my title. All cardstock is Close to My Heart arrows are from Star Struck stamp set.

Left side page

Right side page

I had a great time doing this challenge and seeing what the other girls in my group did. I look forward to doing another challenge.
Stay tuned ladies...thereare more to challenges to come!!!

CTMH 2 page Layout Challenge

Another Great Layout!! The girls in my group are AWESOME!!
This one is by Sophia. She was our photographer. Everything is CTMH (way to go!!) Paper is Discovery level 2, stamps are Vintage Postcards, Treasures of the Heart, inks used are Garden Green & Hollyhock.

Sophia, thanks for playing!!!
ok girls....let's get your layouts done!! (Nancy & Sam I'm I will post mine this afternoon.


CTMH 2 page Layout Challenge


Julie is the first person to submit for our challenge...(come one girls if Julie can do it so can you!!).

This was our February gathering at Nancy's house...Sophia took the pictures and shared them with us...that's when I decided to give my girls a challenge! SO MUCH FUN!!!

For this layout Julie used CTMH Floral Tapistry paper pack and a layout from cherish, inks, stamps & all embellishments CTMH.

Way to go Julie!!! I hope the rest of the girls participate!!! I will be posting my layout in a couple of days...just waiting for the rest of the girls to play.

Close up of journaling....

I love this paper with these pictures!!!

Thanks for playing Julie.....

Marjorie's Color Challenge #17

Here is my card for Marjorie's color challenge (as promised). I used CTMH stamps...Celebrate Life (for the sentiment) and A Friend Is...(flower for random stamping) I also used misc. brads & ribbon.I love doing her sometimes takes awhile to figure out how to use the colors together. I did clean my house and shower today (LOL)

I also cleaned my scraproom and reorganized a few things....I am on a mission to keep my stamps, inks, ribbons and embilishments organized!!

Thanks for looking at my artwork and if you decided to do any of these challenges...please post them and send me the link so I can see them. Have a good night!!!

Bella Sketch Challenge 27

This is the card I did for today's Bella Card Sketch. I used Making Memories paper (scraps) and Bazzill Cardstock. The inks are CTMH and the ribbon is from my misc. jar.

The bella is frizzybella...I love her!

I can't wait for next weeks challenge.
I must admit I've become addicted to these Bellas and the weekly challenges! I need more time in my day to get everything done!!
I really need to catch up on my scrapbooking!!!

I will of course be doing Marjorie's color challenge later (I do have to clean my house today!!) The colors for her challenge are:
Holiday Red, Orange, Sunflower & Bubblegum.
I'm off to clean my house so I can play!! Why can't we just play?!

Sparkles BCC26

Today I was inspired by Sparkle (she is an awesome card maker)
She is a CTMH consultant as well.

The challenge was to use any color Yellow, Orange and a Neutral...
This is what I came up with. Love the Bella's....I can't stop playing with them!!!
I am truly addicted (my house is a mess and I haven't showered!!!) I want more Bella's!!