Friday, December 31, 2010

Layout Challenge at the Patch


With the end of 2010 at midnight tonight I couldn't come up with a better way to spend this last day of 2010 but doing something that I love. That is scrapbooking. I recieved the cutest picture Christmas card from my niece of her and our newest little prince Patrick. I love the identicle dimpled smiles in these shots. She is a beautiful young lady and patrick is 1 beautiful baby boy.

Anne at Paper Patch Crafts provided the perfect sketch challenge for these shots. Here is the link



She is providing an awesome Valentine Kaiser embellishment as the prize so please come and check it out and have some creative fun with a great group of ladies!!
Ok on this project I used a little of several lines.
Printed paper is: DCWV Nanas Nursery
Die Cut Paper: Prima signs of Spring
Little Man Die cut : My minds Eye
All other Die Cuts : MLYB Snugglebug line available in Annes Store and the link is available here on my blog.
Happy New Year from my family to yours!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

B day card


Today I had the pleasure of spending a few hours after work with my youngest niece.

She wanted to make scrapbook cards. She had a lot of fun raiding my stash while drinking hot cocoa with a mountain of whip cream. I enjoyed her creativity and joy in what she was doing.

I did complete 1 card during that time and it is far from perfect. But what scrap card is really perfect?? I played with distressing a little on this one because I thought it just needed it. So here is my creation for the day with all it's perfect imperfections!! lol
I hope to have many more days with Marisa like the one I had today and hopefully with my granddaughter if they ever live close enough.
Have a wonderful holiday!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Blue Brown and Lime Green Challenge


Anne at Paper Patch Crafts is having another Challenge and here is the link:



This challenge was to use a pagemaps sketch that she has provided and the colors

Brown, Lime green and blue. I have to say that color combo was a definate challenge for me!! LOL The picture is of a much younger me burying my baby sisters feet in the sand. As you can see I am much older than my sisters. It is a picture that she loves and posted so I decided to use it on her Birthday card. Here is my take on the challenge I hope you like it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Holidays

I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
We all have special holiday moments and memories. My favorite part of Christmas was seeing the excitement and wonder on my daughters face on Christmas morning. Now that she is grown and has a daughter of her own I know that Kaleah will have that wonderful look of excitement on her face Christmas morning.

I know with the economy being the way it is families are having a hard time just putting food on the table this holiday season. If you are able to and would like to help a family in your neighborhood check with your local school or church. You will be amazed at the simple requests that the children have on their Christmas lists and the basic needs that you can help meet. Knowing that another child will have that look of wonder and excitement and will not be hungry even for that 1 day is the greatest gift you can give to yourself as well as teaching your children to be giving.

From my family to yours Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Card Challenge at the Patch


Hi everyone! Anne at PaperPatch Crafts is having another card challenge on her Facebook Fan page! There is an awesome stampset as the prize so go check it out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Patch-Crafts/184726517185


But here is my entry. I try to tell what I have used on each post but on this one I went paper crazy so I am unable to do that!! LOL


This is a birthday card using a pagemaps layout that Anne has posted. It was alot of fun! I wish I would have had more time to work with it but this time of year my time is in short supply!


Have a great night and happy scraping!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Handbag Money Holder

Hi... This little Handbag money holder was made using the following items:

BoBunny Winter joy printed cardstock.

DCWV Solid cardstock

MLYB chipboard shapes available at Paper Patch Crafts I just added some stickles and a rhinestone to glitz it up a bit.

The handbag was a diecut from the Paisley cricut cartridge. I used the 4 inch size setting so that they would fit into a 5x5 square vellum envelope. I know my nieces will love them almost as much as the money inside!! lol


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friend Christmas Card

Hi everyone. I wanted to do a special card for a wonderful friend in my life.
I am pretty happy with the results and wanted to share it here on my blog.
I am a very private person and allow few people into my life and heart. But every once in awhile a special person enters your life that you just know that they will always be there even if you make mistakes and they don't want or expect anything from you other than friendship.
****I know our friendship will never melt****
This card was made with:
Papertrey purple cardstock
Bobunny Winter whimsy diecut cardstock and stickers.
1 4 inch coaster from PaperPatch Crafts
and a beautiful blue glitter cardstock.
Say it in crystals snow flakes.
I hope everyone enjoys the card!!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone as well!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Holiday Card


Here is another Winter/Holiday card that was fun to do.
In this one I used:

SEI Christmas Mint Paper for the backround.
I used a 4 inch coaster and covered it in MLYB Christmas Delight Frosty Flurries Cardstock.
( Both the coasters and the MLYB are available at Paper Patch Crafts )


Solid Cardstocks are PaperTreyInk

The cuts are from Cricut Cartridges Winter Frolic and Very Merry Tags


Wood peppermint is from Michaels

I inked the edges of the circle and the white cardstock.

Have a wonderful day!

Snowman card for a winter card challenge at the patch


Hi, Anne at PaperPatch Crafts has a winter card challenge going on. Stop by her facebook group page and join in on the fun!! Here is the link to her fan page! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maurertown-VA/Paper-Patch-Crafts/184726517185?ref=mf


The snowman is a cricut cut from Doodlecharms. Out of all of the cuts from Carts that I tried I just was not happy with them so I posted to the group and a wonderful member posted to try Doodlecharms and it was perfect! I never would have looked on that cartridge without her helpful suggestion!
The scarf as you can see is made with fibers. They are easy to manipulate on a small item like the snowman. I put a snowflake brad through it to hold it in place. I used pink chalk to give her pink cheeks. An artist I am not so the eyes are not perfect but I still like her!!

Snowflake paper is Imaginisce Frosted Window
Cardstock is Papertrey
Snowflakes are glitter cardstock and I used the When its cold outside cricut cartridge then placed a glitter brad through the cuts to hold them together.
Let it Snow Sticker is MLYB and is available in Annes store.
Blue Ribbon was purchased at Michaels many moons ago
I outlined my snowlady in stickles glitter glue in pearl sparkle.

Have a wonderful day and come on over to the patch to participate!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Projects for the Patch







Hi everyone,



I have 3 projects to post that were made with items that Anne provided ( PaperPatchCrafts).



The line is MLYB and it is called Christmas Delight. Here is the link to Annes store!http://stores.ebay.com/Paper-Patch-Crafts/_i.html?rt=nc&_sid=711701473&_trksid=p4634.c0.m309 I

was asked to do 3 Design team projects this time and all of them were made with the Christmas Delight Papers as well as embellishments. Working with this line was alot of fun. I love the vintage look of the papers and embellishments. As you will see from the pics above I did add a little of my own stuff also. My own items were:

Some of the ribbon

Stickles Glitter Glue

Imaginisce Blue Glam rocks

Everything else was all provided by Anne from her store. If you still have cards to make go check out this wonderful MLYB line. It is amazing to work with and will make your card making or Christmas layouts a breeze!!

Happy Scraping!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Red Black and White Christmas Card


I am still undecided about how I feel about this Christmas card.


But I liked the color combination. I am sure some will like it and some will not.


It was still fun to do. The items used in this card was as follows:



Karen Foster Stickers


Best Creation Glitter Cardstock


Black card stock is Papertrey


Glitter Pointsettia is Available at PaperPatch Crafts on ebay


Merry Christmas embellishment is MLYB available at Paper Patch crafts also.


Gold and black ribbon was purchased at Michaels.


Gold Stickles Glitter Glue




The new MLYB Christmas line is available in Annes store now so please check it out!


I hope everyone has a great Halloween weekend!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall themed challenge

Another great challenge from PaperPatch Crafts.

This one is fall or Thanksgiving themed.
The beautiful fall papers are available at Paperpatch crafts ebay store.
Although I live in Oregon and we get an over abundance of rain we also have the pleasure of beautiful fall season. I love all the leaves changing color.
I hope all of you enjoy the fall season!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kaleahs Easter 2010


Hi everyone,


I am so behind on my scraping that I finally got my grandaughters Easter layout done. Terrible I know.... I love doing frilly flowery layouts of her.
As always the flowers are Prima
The Papers are Nanna's nursery (girl)

Felt embellishments are Queen and Company
The Bunny and Bow are Cricut Diecuts from the Easter Cartridge.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

DT Halloween Layout For the Patch








This time as part of my design team projects Anne has asked me to do a Halloween Layout.




So this layout was created with items from PaperPatch Crafts. Anne was fantastic about giving me cute products rather than scary ones. My Gran daughter is not quite 2 so the layout is the future home of her Halloween Picture. She lives in Hawaii but my daughter is wonderful about sending me links to lots of pictures! I have a picture box for each year. LOL Most of them will never reach a scrapbook but I love looking through them. With all of that being said here is a list of the items used.








The Printed Paper is Prima Little Boo collection




Flowers are Prima




The Ribbon, buttons and owl I am not sure which company produced those but Anne can help you with that.




The Pumpkin was cut and embossed with my cuttlebug.


I did use stickles glitter glue also.


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Design Team Card #2


Hi everyone,

This card was made using items that can be found at PaperPatch Crafts.
This card was made using the:
Prima Little Boo Papers
All of the embellishments are available in Annes store. I am sorry I don't know which line they are from.
Flowers are Prima
I used my expression to cut the verbage and I used my cuttlebug to cut and emboss the cats and pumpkins.
Have a great day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday Card


This is a Birthday card I made for 1 of my sisters.
I used Kaiser Craft Papers
Paper Trey card stock
Prima Flowers and jeweled center and leaves
The Birthday Diecut was done on my cricut expression.

Halloween Design Team Card for PaperPatch Crafts


This little card was alot of fun to do and I will be adding 1 more card and a layout really soon. Anne has requested 2 cards and a layout this time and has provided some really cute paper craft items from her store.

This card was created using:
Prima little boo papers
Prima flowers
A cute sugared brad
Halloween rub ons and die cuts.
I also used my expression to cut the halloween card base from the Wild Card cartridge.
I hope to have the others done this weekend.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Purple pink and teal challenge.


Hi Everyone,

Sorry I am not very consistant in getting new projects posted. I took on a new position at work and I am working more hours. So the little free time I have goes into what I love and that is cardmaking and scrapbooking. The picture above is a challenge project that I entered at Paper Patch Crafts on facebook. You will find the link on my blog.
I loved doing this project! It was a lot of fun. Hope everyone is having a great week!!
Happy Scraping!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Challenge at Paper patch Crafts

Hi everyone. Anne at Paper Patch Crafts has asked me to post a card challenge for her on her fan page. She will be unavailable for awhile due to a family emergency. The prize she is providing will be a Kaiser Craft stamp set. So click on the link provided and come and play! You have until the 26th to post a pic of your card on her fan page. Here is the link!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maurertown-VA/Paper-Patch-Crafts/184726517185

Monday, August 16, 2010

Design challenge at Paper Patch crafts


This is my take on the latest challenge at Paper Patch Crafts on Facebook. Take a minute and check it out and maybe come and play!! The link is here on my blog!

I am just starting to purchase Fall papers and I am so looking forward to working with them in the near future. Summer has been great but I am very ready for cooler weather.
A nice warm fire, slipper socks and scrapbook time! Summer there is always something that needs to be done outside. I love the privacy of a large backyard but it is alot of work!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Birthday Card


Hi everyone,
The pic posted is a birthday card that I made for my Son in law.
I used KaiserCraft Le Chateau and Peachie Keen papers
Wood leaf is KaiserCraft
Buttons : unknown
Die cut: KaiserCraft
Bday Stamp: KaiserCraft
Cardstock: Papertrey ink
Flowers: Prima
Brad: KaiserCraft
The Kaiser papers,wood leaf, die cut and the stamp can be found at PaperPatch Crafts!!

It seems that even though I tried to keep this card masculine I just can't seem to help myself I always have to add a flower :) I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and has a great weekend!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shadow Box




Hi everyone,


It is super hot here in the Willamette Valley today and I was lucky enough to have the day off to play! So I finally got to do my Hawaii trip shadow box. The shells and coral are all items that we found on the beach on base where my daughter and her little family live. It was a wonderful trip and I am not a knick knack person so I did a shadow box! I posted a pic of the layout on it's own and 1 of the layout in the shadow box.
Happy scraping!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Card


Hi,


Today I did a birthday card for a wonderful young lady in my life (my daughter) and thought I would share it with everyone. I loved the way the colors looked together and I always love to make cards for her because she loves them so much. She may be grown up with a little one of her own but she will always be my baby!
For this one I used:
Blue cardstock:Papertrey ink
Black cardstock: DCWV
Floral paper: Imaginisce
Butterfly: Prima (purchased at paperpatch crafts)
Flower Prima
Ribbon unknown
Happy Birthday Stamp (Kaisercraft) available at Paper patch crafts
Happy Scraping!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Anne at paper patch crafts has another contest going on! Here is the link to her facebook page:


My entry is posted above.
This contest is a summer contest with animals, sunshine ,clouds and all things summer. She is giving away a roll of her totally awesome Faux Stitching tape! Say Bye Bye sewing machine!
I had alot of fun with this one. I finally pulled my design studio out and blew off the dust:) Sad but true. I had to run it through 2 cycles of firmwear updating to get it up to standard. Can you say slacker!! Everytime I use it I think now why don't I use this all the time! I fully plan on leaving it connected and ready to use!
O.k on this projest I used :
DCWV Summer Cardstock Stack ( last years)
Craft cardstock ( Paper Patch Crafts)
Stickles Glitter Glue
Prima Flowers
and Cricut Cartridges:
Stamping
Life is a beach
Paisley
Come join the fun!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Challenge at Paper Patch Crafts




First of all Happy 4th of July everyone!! The challenge at PaperPatch Crafts as stated in an earlier post is to create a 1 page layout using an ad to base your layout on. I used an Ed Hardy ad. I had to get past seeing the skulls and yuck on his ads to see the layout to base mine on. It was fun and I got to scrap a cute pic of my beautiful spunky grandaughter!
Here is a link to Annes Blog to get all the contest info!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My latest Design Team Box From PaperPatchCrafts. It is all about Daisyds Summer line!







Here is my latest design team items for Paper Patch Crafts



All of the printed paper and embellishments are available at Paper Patch Crafts. The card stock is from Papertrey ink. The printed paper, cardstock stickers and rubons are all Daisyds. I always enjoy the design team items that Anne provides. It gives me a chance to try items that are sometimes outside my comfort zone! Thinking outside the box is a good thing and it is the only way you will grow as a cardmaker or scrapbooker.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010




Wow it has been too long since my last post. Unfortunately I have not had time to blog or craft.


I was able to participate in a couple of card challenges at Paper Patch Crafts last night and really enjoyed it!


1. Was a red white and blue challenge


2. Was a Brown Teal and white challenge


My entries are posted above. I won the first challenge and would like to congratulate
Denise for winning the second one and Pam for winning the third. It was alot of fun and my craft room looked like a tornado hit it!
I try to post the products used in my designs but the red white and blue items I have no idea because I have had them for so long.
The brown teal and white:
Brown cardstock: Paper Trey Ink
Printed paper and card stock embellishments: Kaiser Craft Utopia collection
Flower: Prima
Anne at Paper Patch Crafts has a new challenge posted with another great prize so check it out and have some fun! I love seeing all the designs from all of the talented women on the group! I will post more info and the prize once Anne has it all posted!
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fathers Day Challenge

Hi Everyone!
This is a card I did for a Fathers Day Challenge at Paper Patch Crafts.
My Father passed away several years ago but I do a card for my hubby every year.
After all he is a Father too!
For this project I used the following products.
Cream Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned cardstock: MLYB Cardstock in clothesline sky Blue check
Love you card: My minds Eye
Lace is Prima (PaperPatch Crafts
Ribbon and lips unknown...sorry I have had them for awhile!
Have a great day and Happy Scrapping!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Snuggle Bug (Girl) Line


Hi Everyone,

This project was created for Paper Patch Crafts using the new Snugglebug line which is carried in her store on Ebay. It is manufactured by Little Yellow Bicycle. This is an awesome line that has everything you need to create cute pages and cards for that special little one!
I will be posting my second card very soon. I don't have alot of time lately to papercraft because I also work and have been very busy. Sometimes it is hard to find a balance of work and play. With that being said this will remain short because I am off to play with all the Snugglebug goodies!
Happy Scrapping****

Monday, May 3, 2010

Peachy Keen







Hi everyone! Both cards were made using the Peachy Keen line of papers and embellishments by Kaisercraft. The stamp is also Kaisercraft. The flowers are Prima. I love the beautiful muted colors in this line. It was fun to work with and I got to try adding stitching for the first time. All of the items can be found
at Paper Patch Crafts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A new Challenge at Paper Patch Crafts


Here is my take on the sketch provided by Paper Patch Crafts. Head on over to facebook to join the fun and maybe win a great prize!!
I love scrapbook layouts that let me utilize my Girly papers, prima flowers and bling! I also get to use pics of my to favorite people my daughter and grandaughter.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mothers Day Card Contest









This is my take on a sketch provided by Paper Patch Crafts on Facebook. This contest is a mothers day card based on her sketch so come join the fun and enter into the contest!
The paper is from her new Prima line and the flower and butterfly is also from Prima and available in her store!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Here is card #2 using the fabulous new Prima papers and embellishments from

Paper Patch Crafts.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Here is my first card as a design team member for Paper Patch Crafts. It was made using the new Prima Pastiche Line and embellishments and Prima flowers. I love working with Prima items! You will find all of the items used at Paper Patch Crafts.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Design Team


I am on pins and needles waiting for the design team box to arrive! Anne at paper patch crafts is very creative so I know it is going to be a challenge and I am ready!!

I also need to get a card made for my brother and cards for guys are hard for me to design. It is easy to do one for the hubby but everyone else it is hard! Think I will head over to Paper patch crafts on facebook and ask for ideas!

I got great ideas from Anne but chose to do a sports type bday card. Which you see posted.