Wednesday, May 28, 2008

baby Luke

this is my nephew Luke. He was born a few months ago, but I really like this pic. This page is for the June challenge for Scrapmode. It's to do a page about life or death. You can check it out at the Scrapmode blog.

Scrapmode's Nature love serenity pp, Scrapmode buttons. SEI ribbon. Scrapmode letter stickers. tfl.!

Lil One

scrapping an older photo of dd the first day she was born! Scribble Scrabble pp, flower diecut. AC rubon and black stickers. Daisy Ds sticker flowers and tags. tfl!

Monday, May 26, 2008

happy Birthday dear Anna!

Anna Brooke, my little niece, is turning 3!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl! This is a picture of her with the cake my sil, Amy made for her birthday! My brother, Josh, and his family are missionaries in Zambia. If you'd like to read more about them click the Light in Luwingu link on my sidebar.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

flower making how to

i had someone ask how i made the flowers on my cps card for the week (below). so, here's a quick how to for you.
Cut patterned paper into a swirl ...
Push the center back down into the swirl, making sure the side of the paper showing is the patterned side.
Hold on to the center with two fingers then begin to twist the paper around the center to form the flower.
When you're near the end just tuck the end thru a layer of the flower to the back and adhere.

cps is celebrating summer this week!

we're celebrating summer this week! here's my take on the super sketch from this week. patterned paper- American Crafts letter stickers, paper frills, plastic sequins- Doodlebug Designs ribbon- Offray tfl.
be sure to check the cps blog throughout the week for more great cards!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

just let me scrapbook contest and sale

To celebrate the upcoming summer season, we are offering 30% off your ENTIRE purchase now through Memorial Day Monday, May 26.

Enter the code MDAY30 during checkout or mention this email in our store to receive your discount!

Please show us your best work using papers from Memento! For more details, check out…. Email your project to by June 15. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to You can see the winners from our last Pink Paislee contest on our blog at

For you mommy!

sei pp, arctic frog and doodlebug letter stickers. scor-pal used to scor the lines then sand them. robin's nest dew drops.
journaling" I thought I would get a picture of you picking flowers. Instead I got a picture of the first time they were for me."

it's sum sum summertime~cps sketch 66!

card positioning system sketch 66 will be up Sunday and it's going to be summer themed!! wohoo!
so, here's a little glimpse of my take on the sketch. You'll have to check out the cps blog for the whole card and to see the other super cards!

Monday, May 19, 2008

luck of the irish card

ya. i know. i have not been creating cards for the appropriate time of year. but,they're appropriate for the current mag. calls. so, bear with me!lol!
craftncraftin chipboard. SEI dill blossom pp and cardstock. SEI ribbon. AC mini marks calendar rubon. tfl!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

cps sketch 65

yay! it's time for the new cps sketch this week.
our sponsor this week is sweet n sassy stamps!
here's a look at my take on the sketch!
Peace Hope Joy card.
stamps- Sweet n' Sassy Primative Christmas
ink- Colorbox
patterned paper- Basic Grey, Webster's Page, My Mind's Eye
be sure to check out the rest of the creations this week for more inspiration at the cps blog!

Friday, May 16, 2008

two cards done last night!

Happy Birthday card.
Bazzill cs, Scrapmodes' flower power pp. AC thickers and rubon. tfl!
Snowman Merry Christmas card.
Basic Grey earth worm paper. Cosmo Cricket naked christmas chipboard. CI brown ink. ATB flocking kit. Scrapmode buttons. tfl!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

beach trip!

for a girl who lives in Florida I'm really not crazy about the beach sometimes. BUT we went today with AnnaMaria and her family... here are a few pics. tfl!

some sweet just johanna cards!

using the strawberry topiary stamp! tfl!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

lift the pea above you!

well, at that's a little thing we like to do... scraplift the person above you who posts on a thread. so, I got to lift Heather! She has a great style and I chose this page of hers
and here is my page based on her design.
Patch Pics 2007. I used Pizazzill Fawn Harlequin cardstock. Reminisce shades of autumn letter stickers, epoxy stickers. Reminisce autumn phrase and journaling stickers and Autumn nights pp.

the whole thing- cps sketch64

here's the entire card. be SURE you try and join in this week for a chance to have your name drawn... you could win a Scor-Pal!!!
Give thanks
**Scor-pal tool.
Patterned paper: SEI
Buttong: Scrapmode
Letter stickers: Scenic Route

Birthday Wish Card

this paper is a little busy so you have to look closely for the details....Scrapmode supernova and uturn pp. Cosmo Cricket chipboard star. Crate paper rubon greeting. Colorbok brads. Around the block star brads. Doodlebug plastic round sequins. Prima adhesive sequins. tfl!

Monday, May 12, 2008

old stomping grounds

before I met Brian I lived on a cute side of town. My mom, Alexander, Audrey and I drove over today and shopped! I bought this cute children's picnic table for our kitchen. The kids LOVE sitting at a table in the kitchen for breakfast and lunch! They play on their little educational "computers" till food is ready. The old table was tiny and wobbly... here they are at the new colorful one! makes me happy to see a picnic table in the kitchen!

Boooo! card

Scibble Scrabble Spencer's Collection pp using tree, black birds and circles pp. K&Co. Urban Rhapsody owl rubon. Robins nest dew drops. AC rubon letters. tfl!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

cps sketch 63 is this week AND a chance to win a scor-pal

Yep. you read right. It's your chance to win a great tool for card making- the Scor-Pal. I also want to try it in scrapbooking soon!~ So, be sure to check out the cps blog not only for a super sketch with great inspiration from the girls, but for more info. on how to win! Here's a little look at my card for sketch 63... you'll have to go the the cps blog to see it all or check back here later in the week! Hope everyone's having a great Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

love is color blind

just finished this one. this is a photo of my nephew, Caleb, and a friend of his in Zambia. My brother and his family are missionaries there. Scribble Scrabble pp (from the felicity collection) crimson daisy&chocolate, forget me not &aqua, felicity petal pieces. Scribble scrabble circus baby petal pieces. KI's la did dah courtyard button findings neutral. SEI chick-a-doo fabric paper, Daisy Ds baby boy smile diecut. Basic Grey and Doodlebug rubons. tfl!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's day weekend... and some cards for you!

This Grandma card is a little old, but I thought I'd share it in honor of Mother's day this Sunday! as seen in cards magazine, sept 07. SEI morning meadow ribbons, flutter pp. SEI morning meadow cardstock tags. tfl!

This mom card was just published in Cards magazine. Prima steel to mary jane collection "sassy pants, miss adventure, stomp and chintzy pp. Basic Grey and Imaginisce rubons. Prima chipboard. Swarovski crystals

audrey's mini album as seen in somerset memories

well. supposed to be. there was a mistake and they did not photograph the album. they have been very kind and will run a apology in the next issue. The album should be online at their site but I wanted to share it here as well. tfl!
Basic Grey blush pp, letter stickers. Maya Road album. Heidi Grace meadow plastic flowers, embossed stickers, garden chipboard shapes. MM vintage hip ribbon. CI Narratives family stickers. Colorbok metal dots. 3BIAR tags, Crafty Secrets vintage images, BG rubons, Mambi chipboard, pebbles inc. vintage stickers, KI mem. tattoos, Art warehouse memories rubons, AMM chipboard letter, HS crazy life letter, Doodlebug paper frills. MM paint. Foofala happily ever after rubons.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

i 'll always remember

i really like these photos of Brian and the kids. Brian's such a good dad and I know I won't forget the care and love he gives them. Hopefully they won't forget either.
Basic Grey arachaic pp, Bisous chip shapes, Daisy Ds wonder years tag. Scrapmode button. Jenni Bowlin felt flower. tfl!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Audrey's baby dedication.

Here's the picture from Sunday Night. We dedicated Audrey at our church. ... Well, it's actually a dedication of us as parents to raise her to know and love Christ Jesus. Audrey's name is English and means "noble strength". The verse Dr. Brunson shared for her is Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer"

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

ok. here's the rest.

the rest of my card and project for the cps sketch this week. Our sponsor this week and next is Scor-Pal. AND...

you could win one!!! yep. go check it out at the cps blog along with super mother's day poems, greetings compiled by Laura as well as a great tutorial on using the scor-pal later this week...
If you want more instructions on how I made the card and little box check out the cps blog! tfl!

this tall to ride

Little Audrey was just to small to ride most of the rides at the fair a few weeks ago. I just love these pictures I got of her next to the this tall to ride sign.
.using upsy daisy cupcake line of pp. AC thickers. jenni bowlin felt heart. tfl!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

this week at cps!

ok. you neeeed to go check out the sketch along with the super great sponsor for the week... trust me it's worth the look... here's a peek at my card using Scorpal and Tami's great cps sketch.... gotta check out the blog for more!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

just johanna cards to be shared

made a few cards using just johanna stamps that i thought i'd share...

National Scrapbooking Day!

is today... and I spent most of it at work!
I had a fun thing today...
Lisa McGarvey, a Garden Girl at, asked if she could do a user inspiration lift of something from my gallery. so fun.. here's the link

Friday, May 2, 2008


well, I thought I would be talking to myself here on my blog but I suppose someone is checking it out. I hit 5,000 today. I've been in the blog world since late November 07 so THank You everyone who takes the time to stop by!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

daydream girl

totally experimental page.. ok. feeling really silly-funky-childhood type making this page. Dream Street hugs and kisses line: airmail, hugs, postmark, care package, sweetheart. Maya Road felt bird wings. MM brads. SEI and Daisy Ds buttons. ACspring and summer fieldhouse plastic. Doodlebug Designs letter stickers.AC kids treehouse chipboard.tfl!