Friday, December 31, 2010


I got new Spellbinders Nestabilities dies for Christmas and made this set of cards to give at the Fenstermacher Polly-anna.

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fourteen die. The sentiments are all stamped with Close To My Heart stamp set "D1265 Gracious Greetings" and then heat embossed. This is my most used stamp set, I just love it! The ones with "hello" in the center are the same die and same stamp set as the others but also have a border stamped with a rubber stamp from Gina K Designs specifically made for the die.  See how the "hello" fits perfectly? Love it! Paper is all Basic Grey and Pink Paislee. Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Thank you cards

I had a few Christmas thank you's to send out and this adorable picture of Lizzie, so I decided to make my own Thank you cards!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Santa Cutie

Lizzie is wearing Gramps' Santa hat that he wore when he played Santa in the Souderton Christmas parades in the 1960's. 

This layout is entered in the Sketchy Thursday's contest this week with this sketch.

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey, Wassail line; Crate Paper, North Pole line: The Paper Company, Gold Embossed Paisley.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Staz-On; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
Letters: Doddlebug Design, Loopy Lou: Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quinn's 1st birthday

Quinn is so pleased to hold up her index finger whenever you ask 
"Quinn, how old are you?" 
She was pretty tickled with her cake too!

This layout is entered at Sketchy Thursdays for this sketch.

Patterned paper and die cuts: My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup"
Chipboard Q & 1: Crate Paper
Paint: Making Memories "Cornflower"
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "Barn Door" & "Vintage Photo"
Pearls: Recollections
Title Letters: Creatology
3D dots: EK Success

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I know, it seems like I've been slacking!

But, I'm busy MAKING MEMORIES to scrap!
I've also been making Christmas cards for Operation Write Home.

Then I moved on to making these beautiful coasters:
 I will be selling them ~ set of four for $15 (two sets $25)
at the 54th Annual Holiday Fair sponsored by the Women's Club of Indian Valley. Held at Franconia Elementary School, 366 HarleysvillePike (Rt 113), Souderton. Saturday, November 13th, 9am to 3pm. I only have five sets of each, so come early and snap them up! They will make awesome holiday gifts!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Poster I Made for work

Dr Sandy is celebrating:
3 years in her Lederach office,  
4 eyes eyeglass collection for VOSH and  
5 k run/walk against domestic violence for Laurel House
I made this poster for the office.
 Patterned paper is Basic Grey
Journaling spots are Pink Paislee
Numbers are Heidi Swapp

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Girl

This layout it entered in the Design Dollies sketch challenge for September 30th. 
The pictures are Quinn at 10 months old.

All product used is Crate Paper from the Pink Plum collection
(except the doily and distress ink)

The sketch is by Kristy Dalman

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

(almost) Walking! American Crafts Challenge

How adorable is Quinn walking with this little cart and her daddy! She really isn't walking yet but is completely confident when holding on to the cart! 

This layout is entered in an American Crafts challenge to use three patterned papers and at
My Little Sketch Blook for the
Sept 12 Sketch Challenge.

Sketch by Liz Qualman
Base paper is American Crafts/Backyard
All other patterned paper is American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Spring
Banner is American Crafts/Dear Lizzy adhesive backed fabric w/unknown ribbon
Green paper is sprayed with Glimmer Mist/Hula Hoop
Letters are American Crafts/Remarks and Thickers
Journaling spot is Making Memories
Distress Ink is Tim Holtz

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Punkin Pickin

Here is Quinn shopping for a pumpkin at Merrymead Farm in Lansdale.

This layout is entered in a Fancy Pants Designs facebook challenge.
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants/Rusted Sun
Transparency: Fancy Pants
Letters: Fancy Pants; Cosmo Cricket
Journal spots: Prima; Pink Paislee
Flowers & Brads: Making Memories
Silver Dots: Recollections
Glitter Pen: Sakura
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Awesome Challenge Blog!

I just found out about Papercraft Star and can't wait to play along with them! Here is what they have to say about their site:

"Papercraft Star is a challenge blog that presents paper crafters of all skill levels with new challenges each week. Upon entering your project in the challenge the public is provided with an opportunity to vote on all projects entered for that challenge. At the close of the challenge the top vote getter will receive a Papercraft Star button and often valuable sponsor prizes.
Once per month we will also randomly draw a Grand Prize winner from all the participants of the challenges during that month (the more times you enter the challenges during the month, the more chances you have to win!) The winner will receive fabulous prizes from our sponsors"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn Card

Design Dollies Double!
Sketch is by Kristi Dalman
Card base is DCWV.
Patterned Paper and Elements are Basic Grey Indian Summer.

This card is entered in the Sketch challenge and the Elements Challenge at Design Dollies.

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Jake's First Camping Trip

Here are Jacob and his daddy on Jake's First Camping Trip!

This layout is entered in a sketch challenge at Ideas for Scrapbookers.

The sketch is by Heather Landry.
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants/Rough & Tough.
Journaling Spots: Fancy Pants/Rough & Tough.
Letters: Pink Paislee & Cosmo Cricket.
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Die Cuts: Sizzlits
Glossy Accents (on title)

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Baby Doll

This Crate Paper "Paper Doll" collection is absolutely adorable!
Almost as adorable as my granddaughter Quinn at 10 months!

Sketch is by Emily Pitts for Crate Paper
(I turned it once clockwise)
Patterned Paper and Die Cuts are Crate Paper/Paper Doll collection
Brown Pearls are Recollections
Brown velvet flower is Offray
Distress ink is Tim Holtz
Paper Doily is Royal Lace

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Design Dollies tri-fecta!

I had my Fancy Pants Rusted Sun paper pack out to make the layout below about Joel and Sandy's tree (scroll down to see it - it's pretty awesome!) and then they were the perfect papers for the Design Dollies tri-fecta too! Woo-Hoo!  
(The card base is BoBunny double dot)
The tri-fecta includes this sketch,
The colors: blue, green, orange, red
and a birthday theme.

In honor of my daughter Sandy's 25th birthday today:

Seasons of Beauty

This beautiful tree was in Joel and Sandy's front yard. 
Unfortunately, they had to have it cut down this year. 
So this is a tribute to its beauty in all seasons. 
This sketch is by Julie Bonner and is for the 
week #37 challenge at The Scrap Room.
All paper is by Fancy Pants from a number of their lines. 
I cut the die cuts from the same paper as the photo is mounted on to create a monotone look and to keep the emphasis on the pictures.
I used Tim Holtz distress inks 
and pearls from Queen, Kaiser, and Basic Grey.
The title letters are Fancy Pants also (except the "of")
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Simply Delightful

"Simply Delightful" is the sentiment on this Fancy Pants strip and is perfect for this picture of my precious granddaughter Quinn at 9 months!

I'm doing a Design Dollies Double with this layout. It is for the sketch challenge and for the color challenge of "black/white/pink/green".

All of the paper is by Fancy Pants from their "Wishful Thinking" and "Little Sprout" lines.

The flower centers are Making Memories - they were black and white which was perfect for the color challenge but I just couldn't resist hitting them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Hula Hoop"! The crystals are by Prima. The scallop punches are EK Success and the heart punch used to make the flowers is by Martha Stewart.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

So Proud and Happy

On May 7th of this year was my graduation ceremony from Lansdale School of Business. I went to school for two years and graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. I received the top student award in the Allied Medical field, and got a 94% on my National Registry Certification exam. I am proud of this achievement and the graduation ceremony was very exciting and a very happy day.

This layout is entered in the Design Dollies element challenge for this week. The challenge is to scrap a school related theme with you as the focus. 
The sketch is from The Scrap Room blog and my layout is entered in the week #35 challenge based on this sketch.

I used a page out of the Fancy Pants Memo Notebook  (the paper with the grid pattern and swirl). The rest of the paper and elements are Basic Grey with the exception of the following:
Flowers are Prima; Teal letters are Cosmo Cricket; Lace is Offray
Distress Inks are Tim Holtz; Butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oh Boy!

I just loved this sketch by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers and had to get in on the last day of this month's contest!
Paper is Crate Paper "Baby Bee"
Brads are unknown
Distress ink is Tim Holtz "Broken China" & "Vintage Photo"
Heart punches are Martha Stewart
Border punch is EK Success
Letters are Sizzlits "Monkey Tails"

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Monday, August 30, 2010

ready? - go ! (Quinn on the move!)

Quinn does not like to crawl in the grass but found a way to get around!
Pictures taken 8.26.10 @ 9 months old.

Another awesome sketch by Liz Qualman
at My Little Sketch Blook!
I entered this layout for prompt 11 at Scrap That Baby. The prompt is to do a layout of a baby on the move!
The paper is by Pinecone Press Designs, letters are American Crafts Thickers painted with Color Box Cats Eye Ink, balance of product is unknown (from my stash!)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

This Boy

This week I was one of the guest designers for Liz Qualman at My Little Sketch Blook. I really enjoy using her sketches and am honored to have been able to guest design for her.
The paper I used is from the Fancy Pants
"Like Father Like Son" line.
I made the monkey to match the one
on Jake's outfit and hat.
Liz's sketch had two photo's on it but this one of Jake is just so adorable, it had to take center stage!
Other than that, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.

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girls playing

I am so happy that Lizzie (dog) is so gentle with Quinn (baby). She does not try to grab the ball from her, but waits patiently for it to go astray! I just love the "expressions" Lizzie makes with her ears! These are two of my favorite girls and it makes me happy to see them playing together!
This sketch is by Kristy Dalman for Design Dollies.

Paper I used is: My Minds Eye "Everyday Tango"; Pink Paislee "Like Father Like Son/Little Tyke", "Bayberry Cottage/Trellis", "365 Degrees/Flip Notes". Distress Ink is Tim Holtz "Faded Jeans". Litter Stickers are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type and American Crafts Remarks. Pink Rhinestones are by Paper Studio and Pink Brads are by Paper Wishes.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Star Spangled Sweeties

Yes, you've seen these photos before, but I want to make a layout for each of the kids' albums with this awesome picture of the Grands!
This layout is based on this sketch by Delfina at Thoughts2Paper and is entered in the Prompt # 13 challenge at Scrap That Baby which is to scrap a baby with a grandparent.
I used: Fancy Pants "KraftKuts/Ledger"; Pink Paislee "Reindeer Games" shaped paper; Basic Grey "Boxer" star elements, "Boxer" blue letters, "Eva" maroon letters; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo", "Faded Jeans"; Sakura"Gelly Roll" glitter pen.

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