Sunday, May 29, 2011

What's MY Summer? Day 2!

Hello, all! I'm SOOOO SORRY that I'm late! I got a wonderful surprise in the form of a couple of unexpected shifts this week, plus my internet is down, so I'm sitting in my car outside of a coffee shop posting this for you very impressed that I'm not getting anything- I just got off a night shift!

Ok, on to more important matters! As always, if you've stumbled onto this hop, congrats! Go to Ashley's Scrappin Palace to find the beginning! Yesterday we all saw some pretty terrif projects, didn't we!?! I love getting inspired by other people like that! Today we've got some more amazing projects for ya! Here's the official hop list for ya, in case you get lost...
Tracy (ME)
Amanda (Next!)

One of my favorite things about summer is going to the Zoo! We live about 15 minutes away from our beloved Portland Zoo, so we get a pass every year and go all throughout the year! We had an amazing trip not too long ago, on one of our precious "Wow, this is what summer will be like!" days! We don't get very many of those, so EVERYBODY was at the zoo!

Though it was pretty crowded most of the time, we got there pretty early and had a...well, I can't come up with just one word to sum up how awesome an experience it'll see. Anyway, we had fun with the lions, so I just finished up a layout to highlight Kya's playful morning!

Animal Cracker stack, DCWV
Assorted solid paper
Assorted Inks
Grosgrain Ribbon
Stickers and embellishments from Animal Cracker line, DCWV

I hope you enjoy this project, and get a little inspiration to 1.) GO TO THE ZOO! (early!!!) and 2.) Scrap your fun memories!

From here, you should head on over to Amanda for more Hoppin' Fun!


Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's MY summer? THIS IS!!! (Day 1)

Before we begin, here's the list for the hop:
Tracy Me...
Amanda Up Next!

Like everyone on this hop (posting and participating!) I can't wait for summer. I've been working on this project for quite awhile now, and it's really gotten me excited about all of my favorite things! Of course, this is my "10 Things I Love About Summer" summer project! Here goes...

The cover is a flip flop! I decorated the heck out of it with ribbon, and put the title on an Action Wobble! It's so cute- I wish you could see it in person.

Each of the pages in this mini album have one or two tickets on it, listing some of my favorite things! Each of the pockets has a space on the front that I can't wait to put pictures in! My fiance` and I are still in the midst of decorating the tags, so pardon that there aren't any close-ups of those.

The flowers are all made of the same DP as the rest of the album- I just kinda curled the edges, punched the centers for brads, and Stardust-ed up the centers!

I also used my stardust pen randomly around the edges and used my Smooch Pearlized Inks to spruce up some of the dots and flowers on the pages. I hope you liked my project! I hope you'll leave a comment with your thoughts.

flip flops
double-sided DP
flower gems
Glitter Stickers by K & Company
Sakura Stardust Pen
Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks
"10 Things I Love About Summer" Tickets and Pocket by Deja Views
Terrifically Tacky Tape by Provo Craft
Action Wobble

Ok, now it's time to go check out what Amanda's got for you!
Hope you have fun on the rest of the hop today, and I can't wait to see you again tomorrow!
Love and Scrapbooks,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ashley's Scrappin Palace Challenge!

Here's the project I made for Ashley's Mother's Day Challenge! I'm so very happy with the way this turned out- I hope you like it, too!

Butterfly-Bird from 3 Birds on Parade cart
Kraft cardstock for the base
EK Success border
Mango Frost patterned paper, DCWV
Sakura Stardust pen
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
SewEasy, We R Memory Keepers, Blanket Stitch
White DMC Floss
Pop Dots

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Thing of Beauty!

Wahoo! Another Blog award! Thanks to Ashley over at Ashley's Scrappin Palace, my bestie!
For this award, I need to tell you 5 things about myself (including why you like crafting), pass the award off to 5 people!

Five things about myself:
1. I'm a paramedic
2. I started scrapping a LOT when I was in Paramedic school and WAY stressed out- it's my zen!
3. I use to hate pink, and now it's my favorite color!
4. I wish I had more time to craft! Doesn't everyone???
5. I have three cats are they're all so wonderfully different!

Five People I'm passing this on to:
1. Brenna
2. Stacey
3. Kathryn
4. Jessica
5. Vicki

Thank you all for the support! I hope you go check out all these blogs- they're wonderful!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Easter for Ashley's Scrappin Palace!

I just got the Animal Kingdom cart, and I love it! I put a Peachy Keen face on it and did a little inking...cuteness incarnate!

STAMP is from Sweet Cheeks Designs By Ashley's Scrappin Palace
Animal Kingdom cart (rabbit)
Plantin Schoolbook (grass)
Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Sakura Jelly Roll Pen in White and Pink
Recollections paper flowers
Martha Stewart Edge punch

Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #2!

Ok, this time I'm NOT going to miss the deadline and not be able to enter the challenge! I've got the perfect project for the "Anything Spring" challenge! Here it is:

This card FEATURES Sweet Cheeks Stamps By Ashley's Scrappin Palace! This is from her Spring in Bloom line, and I LOVE it!

I really love the way this card came out- especially the Fairy! I made her using Once Upon a Princess, cut at 3 1/4, I think- and I used most of the parts for one of the princess dresses to make her look more like a fairy!

I hope you like my card! Thanks, Abby, for hosting this challenge!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #1

For this challenge, I picked "make your own holiday day, which is today! I declare this day EVERYONE'S A ROCK STAR DAY!!! Here's my project:

I had a lot of fun making this Rock Star! Here's a close up of her Fantastic Peachy Keen face and her awesomely colorful hair!

And I love the look of these two ribbons stacked on top of each other!

(Sorry for the cruddy pics- I took these photos at night, so I had mega trouble with light level!)

Rocker, Once Upon a Princess Cart, cut at 4"
Face stamp from Peachy Keen Princess Faces
various metallic and pearlized papers
Kraft and brown cardstock from value packs at Michaels
Rock Star stack, DCWV
Ribbon from Offray and Dollar Tree
Bling from Dolallar Bins at Michaels
Various ink colors are all Studio G
EK Success Corner Rounder
Fiskars corner punch

Well, thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NEW Sweet Cheeks Designs stamps

My Bestie, Ashley just came out with her own stamp line! I'm sooooo proud of her! AND I get to help her test them out! Here's one of the first projects I've made with her Hertfelt Thoughts Stamps!

My mom asked me for a card to send to a friend whom she hasn't seen in awhile; I thought what could be better than inviting her out to coffee!

The teacup was cut from Once Upon A Princess cart, pattern paper is from K&I Co Friends glitter stack, the rest of the paper is from my stash. I got the instructions/dimensions for the easel card from a tutorial on

Another idea for this card...I'm thinking of making it into a gift card holder- I think it would just be perfect with the "Love you a Latte' stamp!

Thanks for stopping by- don't forget to check out Sweet Cheeks Designs by Ashley's Scrappin' Palace!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Blue-Haired Birthday!

My friend is going through a post-college graduation I'll-dye-my-hair-whatever-color-I-want phase, so when it was time to make her a birthday card, I wanted my little critter to have BLUE HAIR!!! This is what I came up with.

I used a Cuddle Bug folder for the background, along with some Craft Warehouse Dollar Bin Pearls as sprinkles.

The cupcake was cut from Once Upon A Princess, and of course I used (my Bestie's) Peachy Keen Faces (Everyday Faces, I believe) for the Beautiful Smile!

Blue Glitter cardstock played heavily, of course, and, well, I'm not sure which set the Happy Birthdy stamp came from- sorry!

Until next time!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

My First Blog Award!!!

I've just gotten my first blog award from Ashley over at Ashley's Scrappin Palace (!

The Liebster Award is designed to bring new blogs to light. This is designed for blogs that have less than 300 followers. It is a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen, or blogs that you may want to share with others. I am here to honor these blogs and to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1-Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award & reveal your 3-5 blog picks,
2-Let them know you chose them,
3-Copy & paste the blog award on your blog,
4-Have faith that your followers will rally & show their crafty love back out to those you awarded,
5-Have fun!

1. Carol over at
2. Nicole at I
3. Kimberly from

Scrap on!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ashley's Anniversary Blog Hop!

It's been one year to the day since my Bestie, Ashley, began her Scrappin Palace! I'm here to help you all celebrate not just that, but the LONG AWAITED arrival of SPRING! All of our projects on this hop are spring-themed, so join the fun!

You should have gotten here from Jessica at Baking up Crafts. If you've just happened by, hop on over to Ashley at Ashley's Scrappin Palace!

I made three different spring cards for you all.
First, Rainy Day- it rains a LOT here in Oregon in the Spring, so that's the first thing I thought of for a project!

On this card, I used the Duck from Create-a-Critter cut at 3" (the galoshes and umbrella are its adorable accessories) along with the phrase from the Duck.

I used glittered cardstock for the "day" overlay on the phrase and then I used my Stardust glitter pen to trace around the letters for an extra little touch!

I picked up the droplet and flower rhinestones from Craft Warehouse awhile ago, and they are some of the best dollar bin scores I've ever had!

Next, we all look forward to SUNNY DAYS!

This Cute little birdy (same cart/size) is sportin' the phrase from the Sun!

I coordinated the papers between the two to generate some cohesion, and I added the red pearls in the center of the daisies to add some dimension!

Lastly, I made this project to really stretch my creativity. I mean...a feather on a card???

I used my one and only Smooch Spritz to color the feather, which I just taped to the card under the punch-out flower, which I popped up on two different sizes of Pop-Dots (so that the flower is tilted).

Well, thanks for hopping along with me!
Next you're in for a real treat with Ruthie from September Ninth!

Here is the complete list of the hop, in case you get lost!
Ashley -
Erika -
Angela -
Jenny -
Tracy -
Emma -
Theresa -
Jessica -
Ruthie - <<<<< NEXT!
Jillian -

Monday, February 21, 2011

V-day card #3!

I think this is my best project so far...I got the idea for this Joy Fold Card from a tutorial video on I've gotten so much inspiration from them!

I made the card while I was hanging out with Alex and Ruthie during their Popcorn, PJ's and Projects U-Stream- I credit their enthusiasm and laughter with my wonderful results!

I used my Martha Stewart edge punch (I love it so!) on just a little strip of gray textured cardstock, then inked it all over with a silver pigment ink, so that it just kinda sparkles all over! All of the images are stamps from Studio G that I get in the dollar bins at Craft Warehouse; I just cut them out and put them on pop dots. The twine is just cording I picked up in the jewelery section at Michaels. The pink cardstock is a non-textured pearl/metallic paper, and on the inside the white cardstock is textured and pearlized. All of the paper I got from Michaels or JoAnns.

I hope you like it as much as I do!


V-Day Card the Second!

I made this card because I had an idea to do a card with a kitten and I wanted to make my first Easel card, so I whipped this up!

I used Create-a-Critter for the kitten (at 3") and the pillow (which I think I cut at 1 1/2") and the phrase on the front of the card (purrfect), and Plantain Schoolbook for the inside sentiment ("for me"). I glittered up the whiskers and around each of the letters, and over the pillow with my Sakura Stardust pen. For the inside, I used a Cuddlebug edge folder and then cut around it to make it a border that holds the card open!

Easel cards are so fun- I'm gunna be making a lot more of 'em!


Valentines Day Card #1

This is the first Valentine's day card I made this year. I made it for a challenge for Stamp Club at Craft Warehouse, and I love the way it turned out! We were given the Stamp stickers, the Brown card, and the hearts.

I used a twinkle brad to attach the hearts, and a Martha Stewart edge punch for the bottom border, and inked the crap out of everything! Quite satisfied with this!