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Paper and Petals

Friday, November 30, 2007


Every year for the past 5 years I've made a 6x6 calendar for 9 family members. This is just one page out of this years calendar. I am so not close to being done and I really want to be LOL! This is Octobers page...I know totally not an October page but I wanted to get both of the kids first day of school pictures in the calendar somewhere. The sketch I used for the page was designed by Michelle (flaxychick) for Embellish-Online. This was the first weekly sketch challenge. You can see my card a few posts down. I totally loved having a sketch for a card and similar one for a scrapbook page.

Thursday, November 29, 2007





After seeing what Cambria did with some DVD tins I had to try it! This tin is not actually a DVD tin. It's an acordian book tin from Bare Elements found at Embellish-Online here. I just cut up the acordian paper added a monogram and an SU! scalloped circle and made a little stack of note paper. This is a gift for one of my daughters pre-school teachers. I'm going to give it to her early so she can use it for lists and receipts and stuff befoe Christmas! The planner is from the Target dollar spot! I tore off the ugly plastic cover and made one of my own. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies~SU! Dashing dsp, old olive, very vanilla, real red. Seson of Joy stamp set. Wide olive grograin, white taffeta, red grosgrain, tab punch, american crafts velvet letters.

Saturday, November 24, 2007




We are going to have a weekly challenge over at EO. The first one is a sketch challenge created byMichelle.
I'm a layers gal so of course I loved this sketch! I would love to see what you can can come up with. Create a card using Michelle's sketch and upload it to the EO gallery. Then check back next week to see what our next challenge will be.


Supplies: all supplies Stampin' Up! Kraft, vanilla, rust, guava, watercolor paper, fall flowers designer paper. Time Well Spent hostess level3 set, kraft taffeta, pearls, oval punch, papertrey ribbon set.


This page was for Lisa's Diva challenge over at Splitcoast. Her challenge was to use no pattern paper...gasp! I don't think I creat many layouts that use just cardstock, but I have to tell you I love this page! I just got the 12x12 kraft cardstock...I don't know why I was resisting this for so long. I absoultely loved working with it. I used white Staz-on and the Polka Dots and Petals stamp set from SU!. I had originally intended to just do a border down the left side but just kept going and love the results. OK how many time's can I say I love this page???? I really don't have that many pages that I want to keep looking at over and over but this is one of them LOL. The ribbon is from a Ribbon Originals card and a little piece of twill and the star is a ghost shape from Heidi Swapp that I sponged with the white Staz-on. Typeset Alpha was used for the title.

Friday, November 23, 2007


I was so sad when the adorable Living Large set from SU! retired. I love these gals! This is just one of the cards I've made for my b-day card stash...I'm having a hard time giving her away though. :>
I hope everone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This is one of my favorite cards I've made with Doodle This. I stamped one flower then cut out the other 2 and layered them on top. I watercolered all the flowers and sponged pretty much everything! Once I start sponging there's no turining back. LOL I used the retired Au Chocolate DSP and a little strip of the tiny stitched grograin from a Ribbon Originals card. All supplies are from Stampin! Up. Thanks for coming by today. Have a great one.

Monday, November 19, 2007


I did this layout a few months ago and the picture is 2 1/2 years old. I just came accross it and decided it was way too cute to keep hidden in a book! Love this textured cardstock from Stampin' Up! Stamps and Rhinstoen Brad from Stampin' Up! Making Memories ribbon and American Crafts felt alphabet stickers.

I made this page for VSBN on SCS earlier this month. Becky Fleck designed this sketch for one of the challenges. I just love her sketches! These are some of my favorite pictures of Jordan and I was so stressed about creating the "right" page for them. I love how this turned out, the colors of the Basic Grey Blush paper were so perfect for the pictures. The paper, rub-ons and making memories sweets are all available at Embellish-Online.
Woo Hoo I'm back in! I totally let this blog go about 8 days after I started it and am now inspired to get it back up and running!!! Now that we have the design team for Embellish-Online set up and ready to go I thought I jump back in!

Here are the Embellish-Online Design Team Members~
Ana Wohlfahrt
Cindy Motherway
Suzy Haghighi
Michelle Giraud
Michelle Pearson
Kim Prince
Tracy Hargrove
Kelly Sampson

Congrats and thanks to you all and can't wait to see your creations!

I have some projects to post when I get back from the store!