Thursday, February 26, 2009


I just love these colors together! I haven't used my So Saffron CS in a while, so I decided to team it up with this cute digital kit Sweet Bird by Mira Designs. This is also a previous sketch challenge SC186.

Card Supplies: So Saffron CS, Pretty in Pink and Black Stazon, Chalk to color babes, Fiskars Dots Embossing Templates, $1.00 Stamp, Ribbon, Jewels, Colorbok Metal Words and digital kit Sweet Bird by Mira Designs.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Digi Chick Hybrid Challenge

Aww, isn't he just precious. Honestly, I just LOVE this guy! My husband bought him for me for an anniversay gift a little over a year ago and he is just the sweetest thing:) Bentley is a Ragdoll and when he was purchased we agree to not let him go out doors. My Dad seems to think a bird would peck him to death if we did. I snapped this photo of him while he was looking out our big picture window in our dining room. He always sits in the window ceil and day dreams.

I used four Sugarplum Paperie kit's: China Blue, Autumn Blooms, A Little Birdie and the February Grab Bag. I also did this LO for a Hybrid Challenge at the Digi Chick. This weeks challenge is to digi scrap something and then frame it. Here's my framed picture below. Below is the reward if you decide to play along. I'll be hosting next week with some really cute stuff:) So be on the watch for it next week.
And one last thing, if you want to check out my tutorial on photo scanning you can find it here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday!

I made this card with Sugarplum Paperie's digital February Grab bag. I picked out one of my favorite photo's of my husband and I, added ribbon, heart jewel and sponged close to cocoa ink around the edges.

I also made these tags with Sugarplum Paperies digital February Grab Bag.

Other supplies: ribbon, red glitter, horizontal slot punch and plastic containers loaded with candy:)

I made this cute little box with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's February Grab Bag and Mari Koegelenberg's digital Ultimate Baby Girl Collection kit.

Other supplies: transparencies, small and large tag and horizontal punches, ribbon, Taggers Dozen stamp set, heart brad, Pink CS, Close to Cocoa Ink and Coluzzle cutting system....oh and candy:)

and finally.....

The last thing I would like to share with you is a picture of Joshua with his BLUE dragon cake. I always let my boys pick out what kind of birthday cake they want and make it for them, but this year 3 out of the 5 of us have been sick. So, I cheated a little. I went and bought a cake(that wasn't decorated yet)and some Wilton's colored frosting. Joshua picked out a picture of a dragon and I did my best to put it on his cake. Happy Birthday My Little Sunshine!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another Quick Page

This little booger is my second oldest son Joshua when he was 3 months old.  Yikes! Were did time go! I just LOVE those little lollipops on this page:)

So check out this picture of Joshua, I scanned it and this is what it looked like. Ugh! I looks terrible.

....and this is what it looked like after I played around with it in Photoshop. Wow! What a difference. I'm scheduled to do a tut on Sugarplum Paperie's blog on February 17th and I thought I would do it on scanning photos. Now, by NO means am I an expert on this, but I can tell you what I've learned from winging it:) So be on the watch for my "Just Winging It" tutorial on scanning photos:)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sugarplum Paperie Tutorial

Is anyone interested in a blending tutorial...hop on over to the Sugarplum Paperie's blog to check it out.

Here's my attempt at it. I used Sugarplum Paperie's Twitter Blossom, Stawberry au Lait kits and 2 pictures of my pic when he was baby and one picture of him now.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Memories of Mom

Oh my, have I already had a busy week. I've started designing hybrid goodies for the Digi Chick and they have so many things to choose from. I ended up picking out this cute little album template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff. You can find it here. I also used Sugarplum Paperie's new kit Strawberry au Lait.

I decided that I wanted to bind the book, but I still wanted all the layers visible. I did this buy cutting out transparencies into 5x6 sheets and scoring the left side at 1 inch. I then made all the front pages to my book, cut them out and glued them on to the transparencies. Then I repeated with the back sides. I punched 2 holes on the side and added eyelets, ribbon and a heart jewel to the front.

BTW, if you're reading this Mom...yes I made this for you!