Saturday, January 31, 2009

piggy tales!

I am seriously amazed that I was asked to be on the Piggy tales/3M design team! Here is the link so you can check out the other new team members! Thanks for letting me share!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mouse in a Mitten!

that's what Alexander brought home today! He and his preK class have been working on the letter M!!!! They made these cute mittens and a little mouse to live inside! hee! Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be back with my next cps card this weekend!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rainy Day Teaparty!

I've been so bad about taking pictures lately. Don't know why. Maybe because the entire family has had a cold/been recovering from one for the past week or so. Today was rainy all day. So, Audrey and I had to find something fun to play- voila- a happy tea party in her room with her little Tinker Monkey!

We've been doing lots of fun stuff the past few days- dad was traveling then- playdough, crayons that go in the tub, chinese delivery for me and Alexander last night, walking around the mall yesterday, chik-fil-a for dinner tonight with playtime after and a oreo milkshake to go! Oh, we did valentines for some far away cousins (you know who you are). We're glad dad's back and I hope to get some more pictures posted soon for the fam!!! Have a great day! hugs, Charity

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

happy 100th cps and cardmaker contest!

Just wanted to share that there are so many stamp set giveaways for the next few weeks at the cps blog! All you have to do for a chance to win is make a card using the sketch for the week and post a link to your card on the cps blog!! Then, you'll have a chance to win some blog candy!!!!

Also, check this out:
The CardMaker/CPS card contest runs between January 25 and February 7 2009.

To enter, create your best card using the CPS contest sketch (CPS#100) which will be posted Sunday January 25th.

Post your card in the official CPS/CardMaker contest gallery, hosted by Flikr. (registration required) A link to the gallery can also be found by clicking on the official contest sketch in the blog sidebar.

Two Grand Prize winners will be chosen by Tanya Fox, editor of CardMaker magazine. The winners will be announced on our 2nd anniversary, February 14, 2009.

Winners will mail in their cards within one week of announcement to be published in the September 2009 issue.

Each winner will also receive a copy of CardMaker’s Sketchbook- Birthday Celebration and Say it with Style both from DRG Publishers.

Hurry! Entry deadline is midnight February 7 2009. Limit 2 cards per person.

Please email any questions to the CPS blog using the email link in the sidebar.

Cupcake kind of day card.
stamp- My Favorite Things
cardstock- Kraft
patterned paper- Scenic Route, Sass Lass
ribbon- Pink Paislee
rhinestones and ink- K&Co.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Create My Keepsake February kit!

It's finally time to share a layout made with the February CMK kit!!!
This kit is so darling!

Friday, January 23, 2009

100 sketches and CPS anniversary=prizes, contest, giveaways!

yay! it's a two week long celebration at the CPS blog...

you WANT to check out all the details here...
here's what Tami shared...
I am sure you are all anticipating what we have in store for 2009. I know I am! we already have some awesome sponsors lined up with only one opening left befroe mid-May! We will be having prize give aways alomst every week. It's going to be a fun year here at CPS!! I can hardly believe that we are ready to celebrate our 100th sketch. Not only that, on February 14 we will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary!! So, we decided this calls for a HUGE celebration!! We have been planning for months, working with some great sponsors and the girls have been cranking out some fabulous cards. Now, we are almost ready! For the next 3 weeks we will be celebrating with prizes galore. We will also be hosting another great contest sponsored by CardMaker magazine in celebration of the newest CardMaker’s Sketchbook-Birthday Celebration.

First, the prizes (lots of prizes). For the next 3 weeks (Jan 25-Feb 14) we will have a new sponsor every other day. You will see some great card designs and get to know a little bit about those sponsors. There will be 3 sponsors featured each week AND they all have prizes to give away at the end of that week. To be entered just create a card using that week’s sketch and add a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky. Remember Mr. Linky will be just above the Sunday morning post featuring the newest sketch or you can go directly to the post by clicking on the weekly sketch in the side bar.. Winners for the week will be drawn at random and posted on Saturday. But that’s not all! Since February 14th is our 2 year anniversary and well will be having a blog hop where you can visit the blogs of the CPS designers to win even more prizes!! Can you tell I am excited!!!!??

Now for the contest! We will once again be having a card contest in which you will have a chance to have your card published in CardMaker magazine and receive a prize as well. CPS card sketch #100 will not only be the kick off of our celebration but also be the contest sketch. Look for the official rules tomorrow and sketch to be posted on Sunday.

Monday, January 19, 2009

that's just cold!

hey everyone! not so cold here, but thought I'd share the last three of the six cards I made for the Dutch Cards Only magazine! I made these using Reminisce patterned papers and some other goodies! tfl. I'm having a good day so far! Alexander's home from school so he and Audrey have been playing all morning. I got to use skype to speak with my brother and his family who are missionaries in Zambia! It was so fun to see them! Hope your day is a great one!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

this weeks sketch!

this week we're going back and picking a sketch from the last 99 cps sketches! we also made these baby boy cards in honor of tami's new baby boy! hope you play along! There are some cute cards by the sweet and talented team this week AND be SURE you check in next week because it's going to be celebration time and we have some yummy blog candy to give away!!!!!

Sweet Baby Boy CArd.
I used cps 91
cardstock, patterned paper- SEI
chipboard- Cosmo Cricket
diecut tag- Daisy Ds

Saturday, January 17, 2009

who want's more?!

hopefully you do! so, here I am sharing the rest of the creations I made with this month's Label Tulip main kit (24/7) and the yummy add-on kit called Ever After! Hope you don't miss out on these fabulous kits! thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

24/7, time flies and ever after

... are the three January kits at Label Tulip!!! they're up in all their glory along with the design team reveal!!!! I'll share some of my creations tonight and you can check out Label Tulip for all of it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wintery cards!

Well, depending on where you live, you may be sick of winter... but, here are some wintery cards I made for my article in Australian Cards Only magazine. All three of these were made with Scribble Scrabble's papers and chipboard. Be sure to check the Scribble Scrabble blog for the new Spring lines!

Brrr card--
Supplies: Scribble Scrabble colorful flakes and stripes, Rosy winterwonderland, Frosty winterwonderland, Pine and blue spruce patterned papers. Scribble Scrabble Suzy Snowflake chippers. MAMBI gems, Harmonie snowflake button. Rusty Pickle chipboard snowflake and trees. Reminisce frosted phrase rubon.

Winter card--
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Scribble Scrabble Indigo mix, Blue doodads, Pine and spruce, Merry and bright patterned paper. Scribble Scrabble Indigo chipper chipboard. Maya Road felt bird. EK Success brads, Harmonie snowflake button. Reminisce frosted phase and snowflake rubons, acrylic paint from craft store.

Cold hands, Warm hearts card--
Supplies: Scribble Scrabble Rosy winterwonderland, Frosty winterwonderland, colorful flakes and stripes patterned paper. Harmonie ribbon. Melissa Frances glittered chipboard, Bisous chipboard heart, Cosmo Cricket chipboard. Doodlebug Designs rubons. Swarovski crystals.

getting another sneak in...

tomorrow's the reveal for the Label Tulip January kit and design team gallery, but I thought I'd throw you another peek! This is using the add-on kit for the month called Ever After! Gorgeous stuff here- definately a kit you want! Be sure to check back at Label Tulip tomorrow to see the kits and design team work!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Carmen line from Scribble Scrabble

peek at the new CHAW release from Scribble Scrabble - CARMEN. there are some cuute projects using this line. leave a comment on the Scribble Scrabble blog and you could win it!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ruth's Collection from Scribble Scrabble

Completely beautiful!

The new Ruth Collection from Scribble Scrabble is up and it's gorgeous. Be sure to check out the marvelous creations using this new line, leave a comment and you could win the entire Ruth Collection!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

cps 99

is now up at Card Positioning System's blog! We're being sponsored by DRS designs stamps! such pretty stuff! Head on over to cps and see the super sketch and designs this week! Here's my creation:

Happy Belated Birthday Card.
stamps- DRS design
cardstock- Kraft, Bazzill
colored pencils- Crayola
ribbon- SEI
buttons- K&Co.
paper strip- Sass Lass

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I don't think I've shared this page... it's an older one that was published in Scrapbook Memories- an Australian mag! tfl!

Monster: the frame is just there to take pics easier..
Prima Paintable metropolis paper. Crayola watercolor paints. Sonburn Designs cool dude chipboard buttons. Reminisce live out loud rubon and letter stickers. Journaling:Ever since Audrey has become mobile, she has been called the monster by Alex. Techniques: Paint metropolis with watercolors, dab some areas with a paper towel to remove some of the color for varied depth of color. Exacto knife to cut some of the buildings and clouds. Attach metropolis paper to 12*12 cardstock. Use pop dots to attach cut-out pieces. as seen in SB memories AU

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sneaky Peekie! and win the new scribble scrabble line!

How about a look at a few layouts I've made using Label Tulip's January main kit and add-on number2-time flies!

(click on the pics for a better view)
**Wanna WIN the new gorgeous line from Scribble Scrabble called Evelyn's Collection???

Just go to the scribble scrabble blog, leave a comment and you could win the whole collection- there are also MANY more projects and peeks at this new line!!! yum!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thank you so much!

Seriously, thank you Create My Keepsake for asking me to be on the design team! CMK is such a great site with inspiring work, kind people and so much fun! Their kits are fabulous too!

Oh, and.... you might wanna take a look at the New Winter CHA 2009 sneak peeks of Scribble Scrabble's new lines!!!! Here's the link!!! I am so loving the bright colors!!!! eeeek!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A bunch of different small things today!

OK. so, if you like the cute, adorable stamps used by the card positioning system team this week (the bird stamps are cute- see below!) then hop on over to the CPS blog. You have a chance to get some free SweetnSassy stamps just by participating and adding a link to your card!

Next! The sneak peek for January's Label Tulip kit is Up!!!! This kit is delicious!
The main kit is called 24/7:

Then, there's a Valentine/Love themed add-on called Ever After...

Add-on 2 is called Time Flies....

So, if you're not already signed up for the kits these will be available Jan.15th~~~ I ordered both add-on kits this month and got the happy email last night that they are on their way to my hot little hands! So, as soon as I get some creations cooking I'll share some sneaks with you!

Hope you're having a fabulous day! "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter is for the birds

It's cps 98 and we're being sponsored by SweetnSassy stamps!
These little bird stamps are adorable!
Winter is for the birds card.

stamps- Sweet n Sassy
patterned paper- Basic Grey, Webster's Pages, Creative Imaginations
button- Harmonie
ink- K&Co.
pen- Martha Stewart
diecut oval- Cricut expression

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Delaney- day at Build a Bear

ok, so this is heavy on the pics but I just could not help but show all the kids and their new friends! We had a fab time at little Delaney's party this morning! It was so fun to watch the kids pick their stuffed friends. Their little personalities were shown thru the clothes and things they chose!