Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Digi to paper challenge

I enjoy digi to paper challenges. In other words recreate a digital scrapbook page with traditional paper methods. I enjoy dabbling in the digi scrapbooking world too, but paper is definitely more my thing. A recent challenge used this layout at 2peas as the digi page to lift. So here is my version.

This is a picture of my daughter at 2.5 months old. This was her favorite book for us to read to her. And she truly has grown into quite a bookworm.

Nothing really fancy about this page. I did use a blank transparency over the center of the page. The owl on the right is stamped on both the transparency and the paper underneath. The swirl on the left of the picture is stamped on the transparency (then colored underneath using copic markers) and the date stamp is stamped on top of the transparency. The flowers are all being used to attach the transparency to the paper (using the brad and the staple).

PP & letter stickers: Basic Grey
CS: Bazzill Bling & PTI Vintage cream
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, StazOn black, CTMH bamboo
Felt flower from fancy pants
Paper flower from prima
corduroy brad from CTMH (twilight brad inked then in moonstruck ink)
copic marker

owl stamp from PTI
date stamp from 3 scrappy boys
flourish stamp from CTMH

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Bday Joshua!

Sometimes it's just easier to make a tag for young children rather than a card. After all, are they really going to care about the card. (Note:
I know there are exceptions out there who would be thrilled to receive lovely handmade cards, but I don't know of any. :p )

Anyway, we have a 1st birthday party to go to tomorrow, and darn it, even if I made a tag I wanted it to be special.

Colored with my copic ciao markers, and little engineer guy is popped up on foam tape. Stamps are from Close to My Heart (Train, engineer, & Joshua) and Papertrey Ink (Happy Birthday). I'll add a nice masculine blue ribbon and call it done after the kids sign their names.

I have a wonderful birthday tea to go to tonight. Looking forward to spending some time with friends and enjoying adult conversations for a couple of hours.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


These are photos from Claudia's end of the year dance recital in May 2008 (her first full year of Dance).

Granted the pictures aren't so great, but with the lighting in the dance studio and little kids moving all around, including a little boy jostling my elbow, well, this is about as good as I could expect! LOL.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I've run into some complications in life. Isn't that how it goes? I'm very tired and everyone just got over being sick. And now that I'm healthy again, my allergies have hit with a vengeance.

But since I don't have anything new done to show you, I thought I'd show some of my favorite items occasionally that haven't been posted.

These pictures are from a trip to Germany in the fall of 2006 to visit my sister-in-law and her family.

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PS I don't have the supplies list right off hand. This was before I started adding captions to the photos with the supply list. I do have it, just buried somewhere in a documents folder....if you really want it I'll go looking for it. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Grandmother's Mother's Day card

Finally. Here it is.

I did several things with this card. First I stamped the outline of the flower (from Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms) with Hibiscus burst ink. The solid image was first inked in Sweet Blush ink, then rocked in Berry Sorbet ink. The center was stamped with Berry Sorbet. The leaves were stamped with Spring Moss ink. Then I used an aqua painter to paint Ripe Avocado Ink for shadows. The sentiment "Grandmother" (from Papertrey Ink's Women of Life) was stamped with Hibiscus burst ink.

The central image was matted with Hibiscus burst paper. The patterned paper was created using the flowers from Beautiful Blooms and stamped with Sweet blush and 2nd generation hibiscus burst inks on sweet blush paper. This paper was matted with hibiscus burst paper. The card base is Sweet blush as well.

The ribbon is fresh snow polka dot organdy ribbon that was dyed with hibiscus burst ink. [TANGENT: This is a great use of reinkers. I buy organdy ribbons, felt die cuts, and threads in white and use reinkers to dye them to match my projects. Now back to your regularly scheduled card.] The pin & beads are from my stash.

I think that covers it! Thanks for visiting!



I am working on more layouts. It's a bit cumbersome at the moment since my desk is a mess, and I realized I haven't made my husband's grandmother a mother's day card yet. But I am working.

But if you are interested in Papertrey Ink's guidelines stamp sets, but don't think you can line up the guidelines, check out the new guideline paper Papertrey Ink has here. Or check out this blog for a printable adobe file.