Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Happy Everything

Hello scrappy friends! I recently got this paper stack in the mail from Papertrey Ink and I wanted to use it right away. I love the color combination and patterns. These patterned papers match perfectly to PTI's 'New Leaf' and 'Spring Rain'. I love the combination and I thought it would be fun to make two cards with the same color combos and images, but change the background pattern.

I used Nate's ABC's for the umbrellas and boots image. The image reminded me of spring and went perfectly with my color scheme.

Instead of inking my edges, I outlined the umbrella with a blue marker from Stampin'Up.

I initially was going to outline the puddle with glossy accents, but once I started I decided to fill it in all the way. I'm really happy with the results and I think it creates some added interest and dimension.

Here are the two cards side by side. The difference in patterns if fairly minor, but each one really pulls out one of the two primary colors.

A close-up. I love Nate's ABC's, it's a fantastic cartridge! And I'm really looking forward to playing more with Kate's ABC's. I think I'm going to be using it for some Easter cards, so stay tuned for that.

  • A2 size card
  • Pattern paper sized at 4 by 5.25-inches
  • blue/green layer sized at 4.75 by 3.25-inches
  • Images-'Nate's ABC's' cut at 3.5-inches with layers
  • Cardstock and Pattern Paper from Papertrey Ink
  • Sentiment and Ink (dark chocolate) from Papertrey Ink
  • White Twill Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
  • Glossy Accents

I hope you enjoyed these two cards and will perhaps find some inspiration. I appreciate you stopping by, and as always, I enjoy your comments. If you have any questions please feel free to leave those as well.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Keeping It Simple

Hello my scrappy friends! I had a couple of cards I wanted to make and I knew I wanted to keep it simple, so I pulled out my Imagine and started creating.

For the first card, which is going to a very special little girl, I used the 'Best Friends' Imagine cartridge. I cut the adorable little girl out at 3.7-inches. For the base layer I cut out a 5.5-inch square and filled it with the floral design. The top note shape is one of the stock images on the Imagine. I cut it out at 3.5-inches and filled it with blue.

I ran the top note through my Cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. The base pink layer is card stock from Papertrey Ink, as is the circle with the sentiment. I used the shape of the circle and my acrylic block to arrange my stamp so that it would stamp in a circular pattern. To finish off the card I added twine, a button and some stitching with my white pen.

Isn't she cute?!

Next up is a thank you card. The patterns and shapes for the card came from the 'Imagine More Cards' cartridge. I cut out a 4.5-inch square and filled it with the polka dot pattern. The next two layers are part of an image on page 15. I separated it into layers and only cut out the two pieces that I wanted to use (the blue and notebook paper). Those were cut at 3.3-inches.

The sentiment, along with the base and pink card stock are from PTI. I embossed my sentiment with black embossing powder by Ranger. The fabric flower is a "bloomer" by Basic Grey (I think). To finish off this simple card I added some buttons, a little twine, and stitching.

I really appreciate you stopping by and looking at my projects, and a special thank you to all of my new followers! I'm SO excited and happy to have you, all of you! Be on the look out because I'm going to be having a fantastic giveaway in honor of reaching 100 followers! I'm so grateful and honored that you stop to look at my work, and I hope to give you a little inspiration along the way.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll see you back here soon!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


And the winner is...


(I'll be sending Roberta her goodies as soon as I get her address.)

Thank you everyone who hopped by, and especially those of you who took time to leave a comment! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What It Means To Love You Blog Hop

Good morning bloggy friends! I'm so excited to be part of my very first blog hop. This hop is all about LOVE and my friend Dawn, aka NurseViper, is the host. If you came to my blog first, please go back and start at Dawn's blog ScrappyRN. You're going to see lots of wonderful projects and of course, blog candy!

Onto my layout...

This layout is all about the people I love and what love means to me. I have learned that even through the most difficult times in my life, my family is always there for me! Their love is unconditional and without fail. The two pictures I chose to use are of my brothers (Jonathan and David), sister's-in-law (Carissa and Hannah) and my nephew, Micah. I wish I'd been able to find a picture of my parents as well because they are truly amazing, but if I added pictures of my entire family it would become a book and not just a scrapbook page, lol!

This is a close-up of the title of my page. I decided to use a button instead of the regular dot for my 'i'. I added a bow with some twine from Papertrey Ink. The stamp is from the set "Turn That Frown Upside Down" by My Creative Time.

I wanted to give you a close-up of the left corner of my page so you could see that grommet/eyelet (which one is right?) I attached to the bottom of the page. I did the same at the top left and threaded twine through. In this picture you can also see a close-up of the heart background piece. I really love how it turned out.


  • Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye "Love Me Do" collection
  • Card stock-Papertrey Ink, except for 12x12 background paper which is Bazzil
  • Title-Kate's ABC's font and shadow cut at 1.5-inches
  • Layer 1-rounded edge square from 'George and Basic Shapes' cut at 11.25-inches
  • Photo Mats-same as above, cut at 4.25 by 6.25-inches and 4 by 6-inches (real dial size)
  • Yellow Layer-'George and Basic Shapes' cut at 11.25 by 3.25-inches
  • Heart Background Image-'Martha Stewart All Occasion' cut two at 5.42 by 5.26-inches and welded the two together with my Gypsy
  • Journal Tabs-EK Success Punch

Well what would a blog hop be without some candy? Included in my giveaway is a "scrapbook girl" journal, rhinestone border stickers, Spots and Dots embossing folder and a 5-page Colorbok chipboard album. In order to qualify for my blog candy please leave a comment at the end of my post. You will have until Monday (PST) at midnight on Monday, March 21. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.

I hope you liked my layout. If you enjoy what you see on my blog, I'd love for you to become a follower, it means a lot to me. Perhaps today you can take a moment to give some extra love to those important people around you, and yes, that could include a pet!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is the talented Liz at Liz's Lavender And Roses.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Imagine Cards

Happy Friday! I don't have a lot of details but I wanted to share a couple of cards I made today with my Imagine. I'm participating in a little online swarm with the circle for those of us who didn't get to attend the Stampede. Insert sad face here, lol!

The first card is 5 by 5-inches from the 'Better Together' cartridge. I used a top note shape from the 'I' stock images and filled it with a pattern from the cartridge. The twine is from 'The Twinery". I added a button and stickles for more dimension and texture.

This card is a standard A2. I used 'Lori's Garden' for the flower and the script background. I did cut two of the layers out and elevated them on the base image of the flower. The kraft and yellow paper is from PTI as is the blue satin ribbon. The slightly tilted (lol!) sentiment is from Unity. It's a new set I picked up called "It's Your Day" and I'm absolutely loving it.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget about the blog hop tomorrow! I hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blog Hop Alert

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I wanted to let you all know that Saturday I will be participating in a blog hop hosted by Dawn (aka NurseViper) at Scrappy RN. It's a hop all about love and what it means to you. I hope to see you on Saturday for fun and of course a little blog candy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

An Award!

Thank you so much Stephanie! I was so honored when I received a note from Stephanie that she sent me this amazing award. You can check out her fantastic work at PaperandI.

So the rules of this award are that I tell you 8 things about myself and share this award with 8 fellow bloggers.

  1. I adore my family and have no idea what I would do without them.
  2. My girl, Ellie, couldn't be more like me unless she were human.
  3. Scrapbooking has taken over my life.
  4. Red is my favorite color.
  5. I knew I wanted to be a pediatric nurse since I was in the 6th grade.
  6. I love music, movies and the theater.
  7. I can't stop listening to Adele's new album '21'.
  8. I'm a smart ass and I love to laugh.
I am now passing this fabulous and stylish award to the following (in no particular order):

Alma at Alma's Pink Life
Allison at Goody Bag Diva
Caroline at Caroline's Craftography
Kristie at 2 Ducky Designs
Crystal at Design Create Inspire
Sherry at Macybella Designs
Cindy at Scrap-Obsessed
Amy at Amys' Digi-Scraps

I hope you all can take some time to check out these ladies and leave them some blog love. They are so talented and really wonderful women as well!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

'It's A Dog's Life' Layout

Good morning Sassy Lady friends, I hope your week is going well so far! This is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy and I'm so happy to be back this month to share my project with you. My layout is pretty straight forward, but I'm happy with the results. I've been struggling with a stomach bug the last few days, so I apologize for the simplicity of this post.

I always start my layouts by picking my pictures and then the paper. I don't know why, perhaps the fever was to blame, but even though all these pictures are on the beach I decided not to do a beach themed layout. Is that strange? I'm also blaming the fact that I couldn't sew a straight line to save my life on my tired, sick eyes, LOL! I'll use any excuse I can get.

Here is the cardstock I used. The pattern paper if from the DCWV 'Pet Stack'.

Here's a little tip that I want to share with you...I do a lot of welding on my Gypsy, but it's very difficult to weld shadows and have them match up. So what I do now, is cut the shadow layers in separate pieces and glue them on individually to the back of my welded letters. This gives me more control, and I think it looks better too.

In this picture you can see how some of the shadowed letters overlap on the back. Of course from the front you'd never know.

Here are my die cuts. I decided to leave them very simple so I cut them out in black, to match my sweet dog, and added some twine. I just ordered the sampler pack from The Twinery and let me just say, I'm loving it! And it can't be considered cheating on Papertrey Ink because they don't sell these colors, LOL.

Looking separately at the two pages you can see where all the elements come together. Of course I added a couple of buttons and some more twine.

The little paw print next to my title is a stamp. I used my VersaMark and black embossing powder to add another textural element to the page. I did some stitching around the two brown layers and to the base blue layers as well. It's difficult to see because I used white thread, but since it's all over the place anyway, it's okay with me.

  • Pattern Paper-DCWV 'Pet Stack
  • Cardstock-Papertrey Ink, Bazzil
  • Title-'It's A Life' Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.25-inches and 'DOGS' Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1.5-inches
  • Die Cuts-boy with dog A Child's Year cut at 2.75-inches and dogs from Nate's ABC's cut at 2.75-inches and 3-inches
  • Circles-George and Basic Shapes cut at 3.75, 4, 5.75 and 6-inches
  • Clip-QuicKutz die
  • Buttons-StampinUp!
  • Twine-The Twinery, colors charcoal and lemondrop
  • Black Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Thank you Sheila for allowing me to share my projects here and thanks to all of you for looking. I appreciate your patience with me this month and I'll do my best to 'WOW' you next time! As always, I appreciate your comments and support.