Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SPCS - Try it Thursday

I did this LO for the SPCS Try it Thursday challenge which was to use patterned paper as your LO background. I ended up suing 4 6x6 papers and then I hand-sewed in-between them. Crazy talk for me :P

Anyway, this is the only pic I had from a rather memorable - and crappy - day a couple summers ago. So, despite the picture of my 2 friends being terrible, I decided to use it any way. The long story of my horrible day will go on a tag in the MR envelope.  I also went out of my way to use some older stash items.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Authentique PPs, Fancy Pants Rub-ons, Marcella by Kay epoxy letters, MM glitter alphas, Prima and Artsylicious flowers, Artsylicious and Recollections buttons, MR envelope, MM journaling note, Colorbox ink, Embroidery floss

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SPCS: SEI Corinne

I have not had an easy couple years. While I am blessed with an amazing family and we moved into a new house in that time-frame, I have dealt with several major illnesses in my immediate family, lost my grandfather, lost a job I loved (the company went under), etc. So, I know I have shared a whole lot of angst with my friends. As much as I try not to be a Debbie Downer, sometimes I've just needed a shoulder to cry on. Luckily, I am incredibly blessed in the friend department- including the one on this LO. She is always there for me and the title and journaling is about that.

I used the Sept SPCS Juicy kit. The papers were mostly SEI Corinne, Honestly, I didn't think I liked the line that much; but, they turned out to be way better in person. pics don't do justice.  I fussy-cut the PP and really love the resulting LO

Supplies: SEI PP and Epoxy stickers; Prima letters; CC Tiny Type; AC Thickers & tape; MS punches; Hambly washi tape; bazzill CS, OA Sprinklers

Saturday, November 5, 2011


My much-talented friend Brie made a gorgeous quilt for my equally talented friend Erin for her new baby. Since we are all scrappy, Brie thoughtfully made it from BG Origins fabric. So, I just had to scrapbook this pic with the Origins line. I think I salvaged the LO but I really did not like how it was going at first. It's not my fav but I like it okay now and I love the girlfriends :)

Supplies: BG paper, rub-ons, woolies, take notes; AC Thickers; CC tiny type

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Cards

Feel free not to look if you get cards from me. I don't normally post cards before I send them but I just can't help myself cause I am so pleased with how they came out (for once - I'm not much of a card maker). Plus they are relatively simple to make en masse

The first one is a more generic holiday card. The stamp is from Hero Arts (new this year) and was embossed with Versamark and AC Zing blue embossing powder. I then colored in the bird and tree trunks with prisma-color watercolor pencils and a blender pen and put stickles on all the snowflakes (or stars) in the sky Sentiment is from a clear acrylic set from Making Memories (maybe Fa-La-La?). The card bases are pre-made/folded cards from DCWV. Ribbon is from Michaels.

The second card is also embossed - this time with Versamark and Gold embossing powder from Ranger. The stamp is from Stampendous and I love it!!!! Card bases are also DCWV pre-fabs. Sentiment on the inside is from Inkadinkadoo and says "Wise Men Still Seek Him". I am in the process of coloring in all the cards with Sakura Glaze pens. The pics do not do them justice- the glaze pens with the embossing looks like Cloisonne :) Obviously, the coloring on these is time consuming but they look beautitul just embossed wih gold and are much easier to make en masse that way :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I did this LO at Archivers a while back. I had a gorgeous kit from Sweet Peach Crop shop (August) and I decided it would be fun to do a page with my boys with what is stereotypically a girl color- pink. I'm actually super happy with how it came out.

Supplies: TA glimmer mist, AC Thickers, Sassafras fold-it(?) flowers & die-cut sticker, Kaisercraft pearls, Authentique PP & die-cutss, Bazzill CS