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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Miscellaneous Saturday...

Well I was suprised this week to find this on my doorstep!
Isn't that the coolest bouquet? I just love it! Such a special friend sent that to me (although DH claimed at first it was from him...ha!)
Then I had to make end of the year gifts for the teachers. I found these wooden pencil boxes at the dollar store (Woop woop!). After some scraps and supplies they turned out like these:
So much has happened in the last 2 weeks that I can't even keep up! On Thursday we welcomed a new member of the family, LOUIE! He is a 9 month old supposedly yorkiepoo. We think he has more schnauzer in him but that is ok. The point is that he is small. He weighs 12 pounds and is the sweetest smartest pup!

Then, our second child graduated from Kindergarten on Thursday as well. Only one more child to go!

So here is a card I forgot to post as part of Sketches! by Tamara. The Thursday's sketch was this and below it is what i did with it. How embarrassing this week! I thought it looked so much cuter in my head!!!
At least i used a digistamp from Paper Popsicles again. I really love those but I need more stamping practice!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ICS #18

It is up and this week is sponsored by Paper Popsicles! Yippee! Go here to check out the details. And in the meantime, here is the sketch and my take this week:

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Paper Popsicles Digital Designs!

Have you checked out all of the digital stamps that Paper Popsicles is now selling! Wowee! This week we just saw PIES and CUPCAKES! Wowee and yum-o! Soon, they will release limited edition images that will coordinate with their monthly kits! How fun is that?!?!?!?!
Here are two more cards I have made with the images. I am having so much fun playing with these! Check out all that they have in the store HERE.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

As Promised: Here is the card...

There are a few days left to work on the sketch I showed you in my Friday, May 22nd post. Here is what I did with the sketch. I sure hope you participate in our first round. Goodies are there for the taking!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Card Challenge for YOU!

Paper Popsicles will now be hosting weekly card challenges on their blog. Each Wednesday a new challenge will be posted. Create a fabulous card based on this challenge and use Mr. Linky on the blog with a direct link to your card. The challenge will end on Tuesday evenings at 12 AM EST. All cards entered will be eligible for a prize. A random winner will be selected on Wednesdays. The winning card, artist's name, and blog (if eligible) will be featured for that week at Paper Popsicles plus they will also win a fun little prize. I can't wait to see your cards ladies!
Deadline for this sketch is Tuesday the 26 at midnight EST! Here is the FIRST CHALLENGE: Use the sketch below!
I will be working on this fun little sketch later this weekend!
Don't forget to go HERE and link up your card!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


My grandmother passed away last August. My mother had asked if I would make a page for her about grandma and frame it. I finally finished it after waiting for my aunt to send pictures and then finding a perfect layout design for the photos. Mom and Dad come home in a few days from their Florida home. It will be a late Mother's Day gift for her as well as a mini acrylic album I made for her with additional pictures of grandma. I love looking at these old photos of grandma. Paper popsicles always has ongoing challenges, themed events, and sketches, blog candy, fun, and games. This week's challenge was to create a layout about Yourself as a mother figure. This is what I came up with Thanks for looking and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Autograph Anyone?

A co-worker headed off to Disney with her 4 year old daughter and gramma and grampa. I thought it would be a great send off to the happiest place on earth, if they had an autograph book to use.

So Many many new friends...
This one from Laurinda

For the Art of It (cassie)
The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.It's tough to choose only 8 but I tend to be a rule follower; I also hate making a list that's so finite but I did it. So I nominate in no particular order:
I received the Kreativ Blogger Award!!! I am so excited and amazed. A big THANK YOU to Shirley from Paper, Scissors, Ink for nominating me. Like you Shirley, I've been soooo busy lately that I has taken me a bit of time to get this up on my site. Just remember this Shirley, you will always be my first. LOLHere are the rules:1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.7 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT ME....let's see

And, now it's my turn to pass it on to 10 people. Scrapper Mom:

The Chronicles of Char:
“Premios Dardo” means roughly “Top Dart.”
This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.
This award was bestowed to me by my wonderful friend Lee. If you haven't checked out her blog, please do at Lemons2Lemonade. You will be inspired and informed. You will laugh and chuckle. Overall, you will leave Lee's blog feeling warm and fuzzy. I encourage you all to visit Lee.
The rules of the award to follow are:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Another Card completed!

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog or a site and saw something that really spoke to you? Well, I did at A new site that is debuting their first digital sentiments set tomorrow. And to boot, they are offering a free set to a card designer of the sentiment on their site "Wheresoever you go, go with all your Heart." -Confucius
This card came together very quickly for me which so helped my mojo!

Look at this Cutie Patootie!

This is one of the digital images now being sold at Paper Popsicles! Isn't he just adorable! You can check out the other ones in their store here. There is an exciting contest too using these images! See the Paper Popsicles Blog for details! Email and ask for your your FREE images.Then show us what you can do! Post a link to your project in the comment section of the blog at Paper Popsicles and you have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Popsicles store. Paper Popsicles offers a gallery for members. We are a fun, friendly community and would love to have you join us! There are other challenges and prizes available at the site. So what are you waiting for?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

News News News from Paper Popsicles!!!

I am so excited to introduce our brand new Digital Designs, or Stamps if you want to call them that, designed exclusively for Paper Popsicles by "Cheeky Radish". Cheeky Radish is an artist, well known locally, who has so many crafty talents I can't keep up. Her art can be outrageously strange to whimiscal and fun. Here's a little blurb from the artist...

"Ever since I was a little girl, i was most content with a pencil, crayon or marker in my hand. Drawing has always been a strong part of my life, things pop into my head, and seem to find their way onto my paper! It seems that my mind is always creating the next project, I am an artist with my creativity spanning many different avenues but always involving some sort of drawing - either at the onset of the project, during, or just the project itself.
I have a wonderful, creative family, my husband who puts up with my current creative obsession, 3 talented, creatively delightful grown children, 3 little dogs, and 2 grand-dogs. Enjoy the musings of my mind."

Watch closely as our digital designs category in the store continues to grow. Head to the store to see the rest of our current selection.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sketches! {by tamara} Card Sketch #94

She made a brand new sketch this week! I had so much fun with it! I got to use some more butterflies and I brought out my embossing folders too! Wahoo! I sent this beauty to my mom in Florida. I really miss her! Why don't you try this sketch yourself and link it on the blog at Sketches!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #15

Paper Blooms Etsy shop carries hand crocheted blooms in a wide array of colors, bloom style and sizes. Each bloom is handcrafted and is perfect for adding that extra special touch to any of your projects. I gladly take custom orders and offer free shipping on all orders. Please visit the Paper Blooms shop at: For more inspiration and to see the blooms in action please visit the challenge blog at: Here's what Leah will give the winner of this weeks sketch challenge. Yummy blooms!
You don't have to be a stamper to do the sketches. We want to inspire all types of cardmakers to come join us in the challenges. Also you can rotate, stretch, flip or whatever your heart desires to the sketch.
Here is this week's sketch at ICS: