Wednesday, October 29, 2008

sketch challenge

so over at cafemom i try and put up a new sketch every week, i know some of the ladies like it. so last week we had 3 people play and they did a great job!

here is melissa aka mimirosemomy

thank you ladies for playing you all did a great job!

on another note i will be using for our challenge this week so stay tuned!

Friday, October 24, 2008

so its time for another great card reveal! oh yeah and that prize!

so i forgot to post the prize for one of our challenges, i am going to give one reader a free kit from me! you can choose either boo or fall, check the posts below for pics!

so here more great work from my card dt's! they are really rockin'! please show some love to these girls

Here is the sketch they had to work with another one from pagemaps

Card stock (plain and printed) is Die Cuts With a View
Flower is Prima
Rick Rack is Wrights
Button Is Wal Mart
Be Happy Die Cut is Cricute Cartrige Walk in My Garden
Ink (edging) Stazon


Bazzill Cardstock
Making Memories Paper
KI Memories Paper
Scrapworks Paper
Imaginisce Stamps
American Crafts Thickers
Sewing Machine

My Mind's Eye Magnolia paper,
Bazzil kraft colored cardstock,
scenic route chipboard butterfly,
Prima flower/leaves,
making memories
vevlet ric rac,
and close to my heart stamps.

Cardstock: The Paper Co;
Patterned Paper: Luxe, Imaginisce;
Stickers: Making Memories, Recollections

CS: Bazzill
PP: Black Market Paper Society

Sentiment: PSX

Ribbon: Queen & Co. adhesive ribbon

Magic mesh

Flower & brad – unknown from stash

thanks again ladies for the awesome cards and everyone get on that challenge!
happy scrapping!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

sketch challenge-check her out!

over at our group lets scrap on cafemom i try and put up a weekly sketch last week i had a sketch from pagemaps here it is:

Deanna over at our group did the sketch and she did such a great job!
thanks for playing Deanna and great work!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

were looking for some guest designers for next month!

hi ladies!
next month i need 2 girls for LO's and 1 card girl
the card guest dt will be due nov 22nd
and one LO guest dt will be due nov 15th and the other the 30th

i provided the sketches, also i need a pic and a short bio and link to your blog.

if intersted please email me at with 2 of your fav., LO's or cards and tell me a little about you.

so come one come all! we would love to see your work!

finally team A design team reveal with challenge for you!

so sorry about the delay everyone, its been a crazy week here! but without further ado here is team A's reveal!

this month i told the girls to pick their own sketch so here we go!

first i want to introduce our guest designer: Tracy aka nannytracy over at cafemom:

I am a SAHM who is homeschooling my 7 year old. My 4 year old granddaughter also lives with us (as does her mother, my 28 year old daughter). I have been married to my best friend for 15 years now, between us we now have 6 grandchildren.

I first started scrapping in 2001. At that time I had NO idea what was out there. I just knew that I had just returned from a once in a life time vacation and wanted to do something different with the pictures. I used plain white paper for all the backgrounds and added some strips of colored paper and stickers with lots of journaling. My hubby was so proud he took it to work and showed it off. One of the ladies in his office said something about scrapbooking and an Expo that was coming up in a couple of weeks. LOL. If he knew then what he knows now he probably wouldn't get the two of us together. I have been hooked ever since, but the best part is how much I have learned in the past year or so on CafeMom. The ladies in the scrapping groups I belong to are so talented and they have inspired me to think outside of my comfort zone on many occasions. The quality of my pages has improved immeasurably.

here is her sketch:

and here is her LO:
Products used:

paper from Western Crafts for the pumpkin paper piecing

DCWV textured card stock

craft ribbon from Wal-Mart

Title sticker is from Creative Imaginations

glitter glue

Renee: i used a sketch from pagemaps
here is my LO:
products used:
3 birds paper, DCVW rub-on's, K & CO alpha's, chipboard by TLC, handcut flowers,prima flowers

here is her sketch she used:
lori's LO:
Products used:
Pink cardstock
Red and pink cardstock letters cut with Jasmine Cricut cartridge
Patterned paper: BLU-644 Cardstock by Basicgrey
Fiskars flower boarder punch
Sweetheart Bazzil In Stitch'z floss
Balloon stamp from Close to My Heart
Decorating Soft Chalks, Winter collection

her sketch she used:

Dawn's LO:

Products used:
sassafrass lass-butter cream bliss
maya road sheer journaling spots
glitz pink & white icing
ki memories white bouquet
hambly teal brocade transparency
american craft thickers vinyl in teal

sketch kimmie used: from fiskars
her LO:
Products used:
Felt Border by Queen & Co.
Buttons by Sticko and Doodlebug Designs
Green Thread
Jolee Birthday Embellishments
Solid Blue Cardstock
Glitz Designer Paper

ok so here is my challenge to you! use one of the girls sketches to create your own, i will show a pic of a prize soon, so you have 1 week to sumbit your LO's
so here is how to win, post a comment here with your LO on your blog and or public gallery
also make a post on your blog about our contest-will enter you in the drawling twice!
in 1 week i will use and winner will receive prize from us! so have fun and cant wait to see what you ladies come up with!
contest ends: 10/25-9pm eastern time

Friday, October 10, 2008

the great pumpkin tutorial

hi everyone, our own dt kathy came up with this tutorial, so do those paper pumpkins and show them to us!

I got this idea from dawn griffith but I have changed it a little bit. I will give you the measurements to make 3 different sizes. The picures in the tutorial are for the large one.

Things you will need:

paper trimmer, 12x12 double sided patterened paper, green CS scraps, a complimentary piece of double sided paper for vines(will explain later), length of ribbon at least 1/4 of an inch thick to match(i used brown) Pencil, small hole punch(1/8 is what I used, small side on a crop-o-dile)

I am going to give you the measurements for the 3 sizes. Just apply which ever size you choose to the pictures the directions are the same.

sm: cut PP to 51/2 x10 and cut into 10~1"strips

med: cut PP to 6 1/2 x 11 and cut into 11~1" strips

Large: cut PP to 7 1/2 x 12 and cut into 12~1" strips

After you have cut your pp to size stack them and punch a hole at each end(if your using a crop-o-dile you can do it all at once if using a different hole punch only do a few at a time)

after you have punched both sides it should look like this

Next take your ribbon and tie a knot in one end. You are then going to thread it through one end of your strips so the the Pattern of your choice is on the outside. Then thread it through the other hole so that it looks like this

You are then going to "fan" out your strips so that they will look like a pumpkin

Next your going to take your green scraps and fold them in half. Your going to cut out a leaf shape(remember when you floded a paper in half to cut out a heart...same thing just make a leaf) you need 2 of these one just a bit smaller than the first

you are then going to cut 2-3 tiny 12 in or so strips from the other peice of PP and wrap them around a pencil to make them curly

To finish you are going to glue the vines and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin to look like this

here are my 3 pumpkins...they look so pretty on my fireplace mantle

Thursday, October 9, 2008

come check out our card dt's first creations!

so i wanted to say thank you to our card dt girls, they rocked it this month! they did 2 cards but i am only going to share one and the other i will share later on in the month. so please give these girls some love they did awesome!

here was the sketch they had to work with, it came from pagemaps
Supplies used:
Patterned Paper is Die Cute With A View
Cardstock is The Paper Company
Die Cut was done on the Cricut using Stretch My Imagination Cartridge
Stamp is Barbara Walton Inkadinkado
Ink is Whispers


supplies used:
My Mind's Eye Magnolia paper, Bazzil kraft colored cardstock, scenic route chipboard butterfly, Prima flower/leaves, making memories vevlet ric rac, and close to my heart stamps.

supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Chatterbox paper
Fiskars Scallop punch
Prima flowers
Making Memories Stickers
Kaiser Rhinestones
Cuttlebug embossing templates
Ranger distress ink
Sewing machine

supplies used:
Cardstock: The Paper Co; Patterned Paper: Sassafras Lass, Scenic Route; Stickers: Making Memories; Stamps: Studio Callico, Stampendous; Paint: Americana; Ink: Tim Holtz, Micron; Leaves: Close To My Heart


CS: Club Scrap, Bazzill “On The Edge” strip
PP: DC WV “Far East” mat stack
Stamp: Japan
Pop Dots (to raise the stamp)
Rub-on flourish: Me and My Bid Ideas
Ink: Brilliance “Twilight”, VersaMagic “Sea Breeze”. VersaMagic “Aspen Mist”,
Staz-On “Jet Black”
Ribbon: Michaels

please check out the blog tomorrow, our kathy did a great tutorial on how to make a pumpkin from paper!
happy scrappin'

Friday, October 3, 2008

our fist card challenge with prize!-prize now posted

this challenge was created by deana, one of our card dt members

Use paint on a card... any way you want... cover chipboard, make
patterned paper, make an embellishment, etc.

so to get a prize from the mosy scrapper kit (pic will be posted soon)
do this challenge, then leave us a comment where we can see it (via blog or online public gallery)
and if possible do a blog post about it. if you make a blog post make sure to let me know and your name will go in twice for the drawling

i will use to pick a winner so you have 1 week to complete this-good luck and cant wait to see what you come up with

ends 10/10/08-11pm eastern
prima flowers & brads from my stash
maya road flower calendar & sequins from the mosy scrapper!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

october kits are here! come look!

so Lets scrap has its kits up for october, i will be posting it over at the blog soon. but here is what they are. we have 2 different ones, fall and boo. they are wall hanging's and they are $6 that includes shipping! here are some pics and my completed ones:
#1 fall kit
my finished one:(you can do yours however you wish)

this kit comes with:


3 handmade pumpkins

fall letters

5 leaves(silk)

5 buttons

4 coasters

4 patterened papers

also some things may be different in each kit-ex papers and ribbon.

#2 boo kit

and my finished one:

you get:

3 coasters

3 patterened papers

boo letters

5 buttons

1 spider

3 bats

3 candy corn (all handmade)


so let me know which kits you want and how you want to pay, and i will be mailing the kits out by the 15th(just waiting for coasters)

you get everything in the photos, i did add some things to mine, inking around the edges, faux stitching and so forth, you can put these together however you wish!

each kit is $6 that includes shipping, i take paypal but its additional .50 for that.