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 -