Sunday, December 26, 2010

SSCC – Anything Goes


HO!  HO!  HO!  Merry Christmas!!  Oh wait…that was yesterday!  Umm…Happy New Year (almost!)!  It’s almost 2011!  I’m still trying to figure out where the heck 2010 went!?!?!  LOL  If someone knows, can you please relay that information?  ;o)

I was asked if I would start making CD covers for Kellukas Photography and since the current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is “Anything Goes”, I’m taking this opportunity to make my very first project for Kelli at Kellukas Photography!!!

This is for a photo shoot of a 9 day old baby girl.  The parents said “no pink” when she did the photo shoot, so I showed Kelli THIS baby card and she wanted the CD cover like that.  Soooo, I recreated it almost exactly like the other one and she loved it.  She even said the ladies in the office loved it.  Now let’s hope the baby’s parents love it too.  he he!!


Items used for this project:

I have a few other CD cover projects coming up – for baby boys – so I’ll be sure and share those as well.  :o)

Thanks for stopping by!!!



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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stamping Scrapping – Winter Wonderland


Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today!  It is my turn to provide a project for the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central Design Team’s “Winter Wonderland” project.  For this project, I’ve chosen to do a scrapbook page, sans the photo.  LOL  I will, of course, get a photo on that glaring brown square as soon as I have it in my hands.  :o)



For this project, I used:

  • ALL patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye Holiday Glitter Book
  • Holiday Tree - Spellbinders
  • Mittens - Spellbinders
  • Swirl – Cricut Elegant Cakes
  • Font – Cricut Elegant Cakes
  • Pink ATG Gun
  • Inking – Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

That’s it…quick & simple! 

I hope you’ll post your “Winter Wonderland” project over on our Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central blog for your chance to win a $10 gift card to Stamping Scrapping

Thanks for stopping by!  In case I don’t “see” you again before then, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!



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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Bildmalarna – Anything Goes


Hello there and thanks for stopping by my blog today.  This post will be short, sweet & to the point, since I’m running late in getting this posted.  Oops!

The current challenge on our Bildmalarna Design Team is “Anything Goes”.  I realized about 2:45 yesterday afternoon that this project is due today, so I decided to alter a book.  I like to keep these simple since most of the time, they get tossed into a purse.  ;o)


Items used for this project:

Please be sure to visit our Bildmalarna Design Team blog to link up your “anything goes” project using a Bildmalarna stamped image!  :o)

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Until next time………



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BLACK FRIDAY at Stamping Scrapping!!!



It’s that time of year again, the turkey, ham, yams, rolls, all of the good fixins’ of Thanksgiving ….. and of course, SHOPPING!

Black Friday is a tradition for some, to get up early, fight the crowds and hit the stores to pick up the best bargains possible. Why not get an early start on your shopping without even leaving the comfort of your own home?

Hop on over to Stamping Scrapping at 7PM EST Thursday evening for a HUGE sale. Never shopped at Stamping Scrapping? Here is short bio about them:

Stamping Scrapping is a brick front and online store owned by Kevin and Cindy Echtinaw. We have been servicing our community for 10 years and the cyber world for five. Stamping Scrapping has over 6500 items in stock from buttons to Sizzix Big Shotz. We also offer special orders of items that we do not stock, if you want it we will get it! Shipping is lightning fast and our customers receive their orders within 24-48 hours of purchasing in stock items. All of our customers, stateside and international, receive the best customer service available including quick (sometimes immediate) response to emails, phone calls and even some times hand delivery 7 days a week. We have our own line of acrylic stamps, Stamping Scrapping Designs (SSD) that were created to use with Spellbinders and we are proud to be a Preferred Stamp Company with Spellbinders. We also have our own line of card scents and are the North American distributors for Bildmalarna and Gilli stamp lines. We also have several videos showcasing craft products and how to use them.

Tons of items have been marked down to make room for the new items to be released at the Winter CHA. You will find items starting at .99 and tons marked 40% – 70% off the already low discounted price from embellishments to machines.

If you want to get a head start grab a cup of your favorite beverage, pad and pencil and browse through the ‘aisles’ for those items to purchase. Stamping Scrapping even has a registry where you can add items that are viewable to all or just for you to see. When you are ready for a purchase you can purchase from inside your registry.  Sounds like a great, easy way to shop to me!! Or if you prefer the good ol’ list option, you can also make yourself a list but be sure you know what the items are that you want so you can get in there and shop fast before items are sold out. Cindy always has surprises in store so you never know what you might find!

Happy Shopping!


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Monday, November 22, 2010

A Bildy Christmas

~HeLlO bLoGgErS~

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog – wow!  Sorry about that!!  It’s been a busy, busy few weeks!! 

For today’s project, I’ve chosen this adorable Mimosa stamp that came with the Bildmalarna Stamp Club.  Isn’t she just the cutest??  I really like this quarter’s stamp club and think it’s the best one yet! 

The Bildmalarna Design Team challenge is RED.  That should be easy with Christmas around the corner and everyone making holiday cards!



Items used for this project:

I don’t think you can tell by the photo, but I stamped the poinsettia leaves twice and on the top one, I cut out every other petal.  I layered it with a thick glue dot to give it some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!  We hope you’ll join us on our RED challenge and link up on the Bildmalarna Design Team Blog. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!


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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby Card


Welcome to

Billie’s Scrappetique!


My youngest daughter’s teacher just had her very first baby – a sweet baby girl named Viviana Nicole.  This is the card I made for her to match THIS gift card holder and brag book.  The parents signed it and we included a gift card to Baby’s R Us, along with some other gifts. 

Congratulations, Mrs D and welcome to the world Viviana! 

Items used on this project:

  • Image – Sleeping Baby Tilda
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seven
  • Copics – E000, E0000, E21, Y11, Y00, Y000, C00
  • Ribbon
  • Dazzling Diamonds (on the wings)
  • Button
  • Ranger Acrylic Paint

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back soon…….



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

SSCC Black & Yellow Challenge


Welcome to

Billie’s Scrappetique

Thank you SO much for stopping by!!

Today I’m going to share a quick & easy card for our Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central Black & Yellow challenge! 


Items used on this project:

Directions:  I randomly stamped two of the images from the SSD Stamps Beaded Circles set onto plain white cardstock with Versamark, sprinkled with yellow embossing powder and used my heat tool to set the embossing powder.  Next, I stamped the flower vine with Versamark ink on another piece of white cardstock, sprinkled with embossing powder, heat set and repeated the same steps with the “Just A Hello” stamp.  I cut it with Spellbinders Beaded Circles and mounted it onto my card with pop dots.  I added my ribbon, bow, button & twine and she’s done

This was SUCH a simple card, but it seemingly took me hours to do it!  I’m in a funk and have had a hard time concentrating on anything today!  My BIL is in ICU 5 hours away and in rough shape.  It would be great if he could get some prayers from all of my awesome followers!!  You all ROCK!!

Please make sure you link up your black & yellow project over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central for a chance to win a prize! 



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Saturday, October 30, 2010

SSCC Ribbon Challenge



Thanks for stopping by today to see my project using ribbon!  For today’s project, I have done a candle.  Yes, I know Vivi already did a candle, but I had already decided to do one before I ever saw hers!  She & I talked and I decided to go ahead with mine since it’s different than hers.  So…… ya go!  :o)


For this project, I used:


This was a really simple project!  The most time-consuming part of it was embossing the Core’dinations Cardstock.  The first time I did it, I ended up “debossing” the side I needed embossed.  DOH! 

We hope to see your ribbon project linked up on our Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central blog! 

I hope you and your family enjoy a happy & safe Halloween weekend! 

Thanks again for stopping by!!


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Protect the Ta-Tas!!!

It’s October!  That means it’s breast cancer awareness month!  McMahan Five  Designs is giving away a really cute digital stamp (shown in the blinkie below) IF you PROMISE to do your monthly self-check! 
Want the stamp?  Click the blinkie HERE.  :o)
Only at McMahon Five Designs
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bilmalarna Anything Goes Challenge



I’m the next Design Team member to provide you with a little “Anything Goes” inspiration.  I used a cute sketch Sheri made and came up with the card below.  I think I need a leaf die!  Wouldn’t a leaf look cute behind my flower?  Or should Christmas/Holiday cards not have flowers and leaves since there really aren’t any flowers and leaves during that time of year??  Hmm…….!?  I dunno!  But it needed something, SO a flower it was!  LOL


Products used on this project:

Please join us in our current challenge of “Anything Goes” at our Bildmalarna Design Team Blog.  We would LOVE to see what you create!!  :o)

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you soon………



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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central – Gift Card Holder


Hello!!  I’m so happy to “see” you today! 

Our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is to create a Gift Card Holder.  Hmm…….I’ve never created one of those before!!  So, I did what any crafter in need would do!  I went in search of some ideas via YouTube.  I found THIS tutorial from ChickNScratch that was both easy and cute!  Also, in my search, I found THIS tutorial that I just HAD to make to go with my gift card holder.  Both extremely easy!!  Here are some photos of the items I made:


Isn’t this paper just ADORABLE?!  And that Sleeping Baby Tilda stamp is just to-die-for cute!!! 


A photo of the front of the brag book and the opened gift card holder.  The gift card slides into that middle section.  It was soooo easy to make!!


Sorry for the dark photo!  My camera didn’t want to flash on this one!  ha!

This is the back of the gift card holder and brag book.  I guess it really doesn’t matter which way you open the gift card holder.  I made it so that whichever way you open it, the papers are the correct orientation and both outside sections have a piece of patterned paper pop-dotted onto it.

  • Image – Sleeping Baby Tilda
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seven
  • Copics – E000, E0000, E21, Y11, Y00, Y000, C00
  • Chipboard
  • Clear A2 Envelopes
  • Inking – Tim Holtz Acrylic Paint Daubers
  • Patterned Papers – Debbie Mumm Nursery Rhyme Paper Stack
  • Misc – Ribbon, Eyelets
  • Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds (on the wings)


See that Sleeping Baby Tilda?  Doesn’t that just make you melt??  Babies are so cuddly and cute!  *sigh*


I added some Stampin Up Diamond Dust to her wings using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I just LOVE this pen! 

I also cut my image out and layered her on the Labels Seven set to make it look like she’s sleeping on the book.  After all, this is a nursery rhyme theme brag book.  :o)


The patterned paper I used on the inside cover of the brag book and the embellishments and papers on the gift card holder are from the store “Hey Diddle, Diddle”.  Cute, glittered and glazed cardstock!!

I wanted my book to be a little sturdier than the one in the video, so I used chipboard to make my book.  I’ve never made a chipboard book (that I recall), so this is another first for me!  ha!

Directions for the brag book:

  1. Measure the length & width of the envelopes and cut two pieces of chipboard 1/4” to 1/2” bigger than the height and width of the envelopes…depending on your preference!
  2. Score the chipboard for the front cover 1” from one end.  Repeat on the back cover.  This will be the “spine” of your book.  Go ahead and fold along your scored lines so you can start to form your book.
  3. Cut four pieces of paper for the front and back inside &  outside covers of the chipboard.  To get the measurement for this, measure from the scored line to the end.  You will cut your paper about 1/8 inch shorter than this and the height will be the same as your book.  I used coordinating papers from the paper pack.  This is your preference.
  4. Cut two more pieces of paper for the outside front and back covers for the “spine” of your book.  This will be approximately 7/8” wide and whatever the height of your book is.  You don’t really need this piece of paper for the inside cover.  It’s not going to show one way or the other!  The reason I did it this way is because when you want to open your book, your paper needs some wiggle room.  If you glue it all down as one piece or don’t take that extra 1/8” off of your measurements, it’s not going to open and close as easily.  These measurements are hard to explain, so email me if you have any questions!  :o)
  5. Ink the edges of your papers and chipboard.  I used “Lettuce” because it matches the colors in my paper pack. 
  6. Adhere your papers to the chipboard, taking care that you place the pieces on the correct inside/outside and front/back cover.  This is also the point in time where you make sure your papers are going in the correct direction so your papers aren’t upside down when you’re done!  It helps to put your chipboard pieces together and place the papers in the appropriate spot on your chipboard.  I used my PINK ATG GUN to adhere the papers.
  7. Color your image and gather whatever embellishments you’d like to use on your book. 
  8. I chose to use eyelets for my book so I could add some ribbon.  The height of my book is 5”, so I measured and marked every 1” down the spine of my book.  Once I got those measurements, I punched with my Crop-a-Dile 1/2” in on the spine and on every 1” mark.  Remember, your measurements may be different, depending on the height of your book. 
  9. Set your eyelets in the holes you punched.  I used 4 eyelets for the front cover and 4 eyelets for the back cover.
  10. Grab your envelopes!  You’ll need baby powder, corn starch or your embossing buddy for this step!  Remove the adhesive cover from your first envelope, apply powder to get rid of the stickiness.  Repeat for the remaining envelopes.  I used 10 envelopes in my book, so there can be 20 photos in this brag book.  That may be too many, but I’d rather provide too many pages than not enough!  :o)
  11. Now comes the most difficult part of this entire project……..punching the holes in those slippery little envelopes - LOL!  Make sure you have all of your envelopes going in the same direction!  I put my envelope openings to the front of the book with the open end of the envelopes on the end closest to the spine.  Once you get them where you want them on your cover (doesn’t matter which one, really, but I would not recommend putting both covers on.  You want to be able to see your envelopes to make sure they don’t shift when you punch your holes).  I would recommend taking a binder clip and clipping them down in a couple of places to make sure they don’t move. 
  12. At this point, I took a paper-piercer and pierced through the holes of the eyelets, then went back and punched the holes with the 1/8” Crop-a-Dile.
  13. Now line your covers and envelopes up according to the holes and add your ribbons. 
  14. Embellish and gift or enjoy for yourself. 

It’s kind of difficult to explain all of this in type and I didn’t think to take photos along the way…..however, if you have issues when you’re making yours and/or have questions about any of my directions, please leave a comment on this post and I’ll get an email from Blogger saying I have a new post.  :o)

Now, if I haven’t totally lost your interest by this point – woohoo!  If not, I’ll remind you of our current challenge at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to make a gift card holder. 

I hope you’ll join us!  There is a prize involved for the winner!!!!



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Tuesday, October 12, 2010



Thank you to everyone who joined in my blog candy giveaway!  I have drawn a winner through  Here is the screen showing the winning #.



And who is #25??? 




Congratulations, Joni!  Please email me with your address so I can get your prize to you!  :-)

To everyone else who joined in on the blog candy…….THANK YOU!!  I hope to give another one away soon, so please keep an eye out!  You just never know…………………..


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Monday, October 11, 2010



Monday Madness Sales

Many items are on Sale/Clearance
at Stamping Scrapping

ALL orders receive a sample pack of
Cryogen paper. All 100.00+ orders receive
a FREE Scent for a Cure Scent and a
bonus sample pack of Halloween paper!

Monday ONLY from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST you will
receive 2 Stamp Money Certificates for each
Bildmalarna, Magnolia, House Mouse or Gilli Stamp
purchased. This is equal to an additional 20% discount
off our prices.
Order $60.00 and its FREE shipping!

Here is the link to our stamp club (no there is no charge
to be a member just buy a stamp & you’re in)

Well, what are you still doing here?!  Get on over to Stamping Scrapping and start SHOPPING!!!!  I’ll see you there………  ;o)


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Sunday, October 10, 2010

House Mouse – Lavender/Purple Challenge


Hello there!!

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by my blog today!  I truly appreciate ALL of my visitors and hope you see something that inspires you to pull out your stamps, Spellbinders, papers, etc and CREATE! 

Do you just LOVE House Mouse & their adorable friends??  They’re CUTE, aren’t they!?  There are so many cute ones that can be used for soooo many occasions!  If you don’t own any of these cuties yet, please hop on over to Stamping Scrapping and shop ‘til your heart’s content.  Cindy will be more than happy to take care of your shopping needs!!  And speaking of Cindy’s store, did you hear the news?  She’s doing a SALE tomorrow, October 11.  Shh….don’t tell anyone!  It’s a SECRET!!!  ;o)

The current theme at House Mouse And Friends is to create something using a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers or Gruffies image and Lavender or Purple to create something – card, 3D project, bookmark, layout, etc. 


Look!  Look!!  I added a SENTIMENT!  Oh, close your mouth; you’re going to catch a bug!!  LOL  I have several birthdays coming up and know this will get used very soon!  ;o)


Don’t these little guys look they’re eagerly anticipating having some yummy ice cream?  I know I could go for some right about now!!  ha ha!!

I made this card using:

  • Image – Mice Cream Celebration
  • Die Cuts – Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles
  • Patterned Papers & Sentiment – Deja Views Plum stack
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Misc Eyelets
  • Inked Edges - Tim Holtz Black Soot
  • Copics – YR68, E33, E35, E37, E53, E00, E000, C1, C3, C5, C2, C00, V04, V06, RV00, Y17, YG11, YG03, RV000

I hope you’ll stop by our House Mouse And Friends blog and link up your adorable project soon! 

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you have an awesome week!!!



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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

First Grade Photo Digital Layout

Hello Blogger-Buddies!!

My daughter, Allison, had her school photo made a few weeks ago and I happened to be at the school exactly when they were getting ready to take photos.  If you buy that I’ll sell you my ocean front property in Arizona!!!  HA!  But I really was at school for a PTA meeting so I volunteered to help the class during their picture session and the teacher happily accepted!

A few of the perks of volunteering on picture day:

  1. you’re there to make sure your child’s hair is fairly decent and there is no food or “other” foreign particles on their face!!
  2. the photographer takes a few shots and lets you choose which one you want – Saaweeeet!
  3. your child doesn’t give the photographer “ the look” my sweet child gave in her school photos last year!  Seriously!?  She was FIVE!!  They aren’t supposed to give anyone that look until they’re at least 13, right???  *sigh*

So….anyway….her school photos arrived last week.  I always buy the package that includes the CD because when you do, you get a letter included in the CD, which states you have permission to have the photos printed wherever you want as long as they’re not for commercial use (or at least our photographer’s CD does!!).  ALSO, you get the close-up shot of your child and the no-so-close-up shot of your child.  Each of those shots is in color, black & white and sepia!  Definitely worth it to me to buy the package with the CD…and then I can scrap them digitally!!  ha!

School Photo 2010-2011-002

This is the page I created with this year’s photo and My Digital Studio software.  All elements, papers, stamps, etc are by Stampin Up.  The colors I chose are Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. (to match her headband!).  ;o)  The flourishes are from the Baroque Motifs stamp set.  If you haven’t used this software, YOU SHOULD!  It is SOOOOO user-friendly!!  And the most fabulous part of it?  You can use digital elements available through the digital stores online – papers, flowers, frames, clusters, quick pages, ribbons, etc.  I seriously LOVE this software!!

Note:  You can’t use the templates – or at least not that I’ve figured out anyway.  If you use this software and know how to do that, please let me know!   

Okay, that’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll stop by again soon!!  :o)


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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central – HALL-O-WEEEEEEN and a surprise! ;o)




HELLO  Bloggers! 


Thanks for stopping by today to see my latest Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central Design Team post!  The current theme is “Halloween”. 

I have a bunch of Halloween House Mouse  stamps that I’ve never used and a member of my group, The Frugal Scrapper, made a video on how to make this “Never Ending Card”…so now is the time to try out a new card fold and use these un-inked stamps!!!  And even with all of the stamps I used on this project, I still have a few more that I have yet to use.  ;o)

Because there are a lot of products used in this project, I have decided to break down the photos by section to tell you what supplies I’ve used. 


Here is a shot of the front of my card.  Overall finished measurement is 8x8…it’s BIG!!



The two images above are close-ups of the stamps on the front of my card.  For these two, I used:



This is the next layer of my card. 




This is section three of my card. 




  • Image – Monica Flutter-by
  • Mouse Prints – also by Stampabilities
  • Spellbinders – Deckled Edge Classic Ovals
  • Copics - YR04, YR07, YR00, G20, C7, C5, BV00, RV00, C3
  • Spider Web – Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch
  • Glimmer Mist – sprayed on the spider web
  • Footprints – Stampabilities

I’m not sure why I didn’t ink the edges of the piece with footprints.  I didn’t notice it until right this moment as I sit here typing up the details of my post.  ha! 



This is the last section of my card. 




  • Image - Little Pumpkin
  • Copics - YR04, YR07, YR00, E000, E00, RV00, E29, E25, E21, C3, E13, E17
  • Spellbinders – Beaded Ovals
  • Sentiment – Stampabilities
  • Spellbinders – Deckled Rectangles
  • Footprints – Stampabilities (I just stamped them randomly all over.

On the stamped images and sentiments in this card, I used the dies to cut, emboss, add the black ink to the “beaded” sections with a little finger dauber and Tim Holtz Black Soot ink.  I removed the die and added more ink around the edges with the same Black Soot ink and a bristle brush.

This card isn’t hard, but it does take patience to get all the folds correct.  Once you get that figured out, the rest kind of falls into place! 

THANK YOU for visiting my blog today!  I hope you’ll attempt to make one of these cards.  Please make sure you link up your Halloween project on our Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central blog for a chance to win some cool products from Cindy & Kevin at Stamping Scrapping!

NOW!  I’ve been telling you all that I’m going to be doing a blog candy, right?  Well, it is TIME!!!  This is what the winner will receive:


In this photo:  10 various stamped images.  Each set contains one to three images each.  In all honesty, most of them have three each and only 1 or 2 has less than that…maybe three.  But there are several.  :-)


In this photo:  seven Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, 1 Strawberry scented Scent My Cards, four Copic Markers (YR04, Vo9, V06 and G07 and a zipper baggy of pre-colored “Skittles”. 

Approximate value of this blog candy? 

$60+ MSRP

How do you enter to win this BLOG CANDY?!

  1. Leave a comment on this post ON MY BLOG
  2. Become a follower of MY BLOG
  3. “Like” my Facebook page
  4. Make a post on your blog and/or Facebook page about my blog candy and place a DIRECT LINK in Inlinkz below.  Did you make a post on your blog and Facebook?  Link each one separately and get an entry for each!

Entries will be open for TEN DAYS!  Entrants not following the four simple rules shown above, will be disqualified…and I will check before announcing a winner!  ;o) 

Thanks for looking and hope to see you again soon!! 


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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Never-Ending Card Sneak Peek



Sharing a quick sneak peek of my upcoming DT project.  It’s a Never Ending Card and SO cool!!!  Please come back on 10/2 if you’d like to see the rest…..and there is a lot more!  :o)


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Sunday, September 26, 2010

House Mouse Sept Sketch Challenge


Hi all! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend and that you got a lot of R&R! 

I’m here today with my inspiration card using our September Sketch Challenge. 

I created this sketch in My Digital Studio from Stampin Up.  I’ve been doing some digital scrapping since I bought this software and having FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

House Mouse 1-001


This is the card I made from the sketch.  As always, I’ve opted not to add a sentiment so that it’s multi-functional when I need to grab a last-minute card.  :o)



Products used on this project:

Don’t you just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way those Beaded Circles look?!?  I also have the Beaded Ovals and I’m DROOLING over the Beaded Squares. 

Anyway, be sure you link your project to win a $10 gift card to Stamping Scrapping store so you can go grab some of these awesome Nesties!!  Or House Mouse stamps?  Or what about Bildmalarna stamps?  Magnolia stamps?  Hmm….?  ;o)

For more information about this and other projects, please visit my blog.  Until next time……….


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Thinking of you…


This is another something I saw & fell in love with at CKC.  Emma Lou was the sweetest thing and took the time to show the visitors at her booth how she made her flowers.  They’re so gorgeous! 

I tried locating her blog and even looked on the Heartfelt Creations blog to see if I could find this card to link it up, but I was unsuccessful, so I’ll show you the photo I took of her card instead.  ha!

This is Emma Lou’s card:


I LOVE the Heartfelt Creations designs and would buy ‘em all if I could.  Oh how I wish I could win the lottery!  I guess I should actually play first before I expect to win, huh?  LOL

Okay, onto my card………unfortunately, there is not a tutorial on this one.  My brain had a hard time putting this one together today, for some reason?  I dunno!  It’s not like it was hard or anything!  Could be the gray, rainy Texas skies?  The lack of sleep I seem to be getting lately?  My dog nudging at me every 5 minutes because I’m not paying attention to her?  A combination of all of the above?  At any rate, if I get feedback asking for it, I’ll put a tutorial together and post here for you all.  ;o)

This is the card I made using Emma Lou’s card (above) as my inspiration/starting point:


These are the products I used on this project:


  1. On the Spellbinders Dahlia Nestabilities set, I will also be showing you a project using the Blossom 2 set on another project as soon as I can get to it. 
  2. The i-rock gems to not adhere to vellum.  Tried & failed, so I stuck it down with a glue dot!  ;o)


Here is a close-up view of my card to show the bit of dimension it has.  Yep!  I cut out the leaves (by hand…no die on this one!) and popped them up slightly with a semi-thick homemade glue dot. 

I hope this inspired you to try some new Nestabilities dies and these awesome Heartfelt Creations stamps!  Please be sure to come back here and link up to this post if you have this die and create something.  I get emails when a new comment is left, so I will see your post.  :o)

Be sure to check back soon.  I *will* be doing a blog candy! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time…………….



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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A few digital pages…


Three friends & I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention this past weekend and had SO MUCH FUN!!  We spent the night Friday night and giggled about girl-stuff until 1:30 AM.  I haven’t done that in years and it was a blast!!  Anyway, I took three classes and attended the Friday night crop. 

I recently decided to start scrapping digitally.  I just love all the elements on the internet and how much less it costs to scrap this way!  I can buy a piece of paper or an element ONCE and use it 10,000 times if I want (not that I would, but I’m just sayin’!!).  Anyway, I love that I can go to a crop and take nothing but my laptop now.  It’s AWESOME just rolling into a crop with my rolling tote, sitting down, firing up the ‘puter and getting busy…while my girlfriends are all still unloading.  Well, that’s not quite true!  I’m always a late arrival, so everyone is usually there, unloaded and cropping by the time I arrive.  LOL

Okay, so whatever!  I created these pages this weekend and thought I’d share.  If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a simple-scrapper.  ;o)

Wedding Album-003

Should I mention that we got married………like………..7 1/2 years ago!?!  Yeah, it’s true!  I’m a slacker!  But in my own defense, I created part of a book as a traditional scrapbook and didn’t like the way it was turning out.  It was the first book I tackled and well…I didn’t stick with a color scheme and everything was kind of in there in all kinds of random colors.  I do NOT like it!!  So, I’m going to try this again………digitally!  ha!

Wedding Album-004

So, there ya have it!  A few digital pages from my wedding album.  Two pages down about a BUNCH more to go!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again soon!  I’ll be putting up some more flowers and possibly some more tutorials using the Heartfelt Creations dies along with Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies.  AND I’ll be doing a BLOG CANDY!  Woohoo!!!

Until then……….have an awesome week!!


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spellbinders Sunflower Card


At CKC this past weekend, I saw a scrapbook page made with this sunflower die and I really liked it, so I’m bringing it to you on a quick (SUPER QUICK) card.  Very simple looking, but the flower is so big that you don’t need much else.  I’ll add my sentiment to the top right of my card whenever I decide who the recipient will be and what occasion it will be used for.  I like to have a few cards on hand when I need to grab one and send to a friend or family member, so leaving them without a sentiment makes them multi-functional.  ;o)

Products used for this project:

I cut TWO of the sunflower using goldenrod cardstock.  Before removing the flowers from the die, I embossed, then added the E35 to the exposed portion of the petals on each flower to give it some added dimension. 

This is what your flower should look like when you’re done with the steps above:


Cut ONE of the flower center on brown cardstock, again leaving the die in place so I can easily do my embossing, then add the C9 to the exposed portion of the cardstock.

This is what your flower center should like like after the steps above:


Cut one or two leaves (I may go back and add another one to my cards.  TBD).  Leaving die in place, emboss, then airbrush with BG99. 

This is what your leaf should look like when you’re done with all the steps above:


This is what your pieces should look like at this point:


Layer pieces and glue together as you go.  Turn your top layer different ways before you glue it down.  Some ways you lay it, you wouldn’t cover all of the empty spaces.  Other ways will.  Play with it to see what is most pleasing to you.


Once you get your pieces glued together the way you want, this is what your flower should look like:


Please excuse the blue tone of the photos from this point forward.  I was taking the photos as I went…in the same place, with the same camera and with the same light conditions.  Whatever!  You get the point, right?  LOL

At this point, add your Flower Soft glue and add your Flower Soft over the top of it.  This is what you’ll see:


Dump the excess Flower Soft back into your container.  This is what your flower should look like:


Add your Stickles and set aside to dry.  When I applied my Stickles, I didn’t like the big glob of glue, so I kind of gave it a little smear with the tip of the applicator.  Somehow I didn’t get a photo of what it looked like after I smeared it, so hopefully you can see it on my card.  ;o)

I added a little shape to my flower petals by simply running my finger along the petal while pulling (gently) away from the center. 


DONE!  I made two cards that are pretty similar.  Notice how the petals don’t cover the empty spaces on the card in back?  That was my first card.  I learned with the second card that you have to twist and turn the top layer to get it the way you want it. 


How easy was that?!  I’d love to see what you’ve made with this die.  Email me a link or a photo of yours!  My email address is in the side-bar of my blog

Thanks for stopping by!



NOTE:  You don’t have to airbrush your card if you don’t have an airbrush!  You can add chalk inks, chalk, etc to the raised areas to give dimension.  The added dimension really helps!!

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