Monday, March 29, 2010

Whoo Did You Expect???

Well, I don't have a Practical Scrappers project for you yet.. I've been moved to Fridays.. So, that's when I will be posting my design team project from now on..

Yet, I do have an Easter card for you...It is my very first but not last easel card.. The adorable owl digi is from Sew Many Digital Stamps... They have some awesome digi's to choose from.. I also used my Fiskers scallop and dot punch.. The sentiments are computer generated.. I finished it off with some ink, flowers w/brad centers, and black doodling..

Here are the challenges I entered:

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge: Sketch
Sew Many Card Challenge: Punch it up
The Pink Elephant: Pastels
Paper Cutz Challenge: Easter no bunnies or chicks
Crafty Creations Challenge: Babies

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring (SSDS DT Project)

Well, it's another super Saturday, and that also means it's challenge time once again at Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays.... This week they have a fabulous sketch for you and one participant will win 3 images of their choice from the Sunshine's Stamps store! .. So, come on over and join in on all the sketching fun..

Here is my project.. I made a layout of my daughter.. I just love this picture of her sitting in the grass looking up at me.. The adorable bunny digi is from Sunshine's Stamps.. I did a masking technique around the picture using a cricut cut oval and blue acrylic paint..The eggs were cut from A Childs Year cart and embossed( Swiss Dots & D'vine Swirls) then inked..Next, I took a wood $1 stamp and stamped "Hippity Hop" around the page in brown ink.. The title was also a $1 stamp that I heat embossed.. I finished the page off with some hand stitching, paper tearing, and inking..

Let me know what you think:0)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Digi's

Well, I have been in an Easter mood lately. So here are some rabbit digi's for you to enjoy..
I would love to see what you make with them, and please let me know what you think..

Flower Pot Diaper Cake

This is a diaper cake I made a baby shower at my husband's work.. I got the cute lady bug piggy bank at Hobby Lobby... Let me know what you think:0)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just the 2 of us

Here is a layout I put together today... I sprayed the black background with bleach and splattered red & white paint on it to add some interest.. The slide was cut from Locker Talk.. The ladder is from Everyday Paper Dolls and I add some twine for the rope.. The title is from Plantin Schoolbook.. I finished the page off with some inking and marker doodling..

I entered a few challenges and here they are:

Sketchy Thursday: Sketch
Scrapping the Music: "Just the Two of Us"
Cricutters Anonymous: Make a man themed project with your Cricut!

Let me know what you think:0)

Mouse in the Jam (Practical Scrapper DT Project)

Oh my, I can't believe it is already the beginning of another fabulous week, and of coarse you know it's time for another Practical Scrappers Challenge. This weeks challenge is to use anything that's been in your stash for at least a year,and the Grand Prize winner will receive two free digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique... So, start digging through your stash and join in the fun..

Well, the things I used on this card that were a year old was my drippy goo punch, a button, and the ribbon.. I used a PageMaps card sketch.. The cute little mouse digi is one of mine.. Here is the direct link to it if you would like to have it

I also entered a few challenges here they are:

PPC-CC: blue, purple, white
Pixie Dust Studeo: Power of 3
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Food or Drink

Let me know what you think:0)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

We Have a ChipBoard Winner!!!!

The winner of the 4 pieces of chipboard is bernshwag!!!! Congrats and send me your address so I can mail your prize to you!!! Thanks everyone for your kind comments:0)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I Made The Team!!!! (Hello Alice SSDS)

Well, here is a card I made for the new design team I'm on Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays... I am so excited to be on another team!! Their challenge this week is to incorporate tearing some were on your project, and someone will win 5 digis of their choice from Sew Many Cards!! So be sure to stop by Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle and partake in all the tearing fun!!!!
For my card I used my Alice and a Mushroom digi.. Here is the direct link to it if you would like to have it My sentiment was computer generated and I used a PageMaps card sketch..I finished it for with some ink, ribbon, and a little bling.. Here are a few challenges I entered as while:

Frosted Designs: Think Spring
Crafty Creations: Spots & dots
The Pink Elephant: Spring

Let me know what you think:0)

Music Hey I love It

Here is a layout I put together real quick... The little penguin digi is one of my very own and you are welcome to take him.. I punched a hole in his tummy with a 1' circle punch and i turned him into a shaker box.. I used Cuttin Up to make the title.. I finished it off with some stickles, inking, and stitching..
I entered a few challenges and here they are:

StuckOnUSketches: Sketch
Scrapping the Music: Free Me

Let me know what you think:0)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Make your own chipboard pieces

Hi everyone, here is another fun tutorial for you... In my video I will show you how to turn stamps, die cuts, and stickers into chipboard pieces for cards and scrapbook pages.. Plus, as a bonus I will send one lucky commenter 4 pieces of chipboard to play with and if you want to greater your chances to win leave a comment here and on the Practical Scrappers site ( ).... I will choose a winner on Sunday 21st.. Let me know what you think:0)


This is a card made just put together today.. The heel digi's are from Sassy Studio Design .. She has some awesome digi's at a pretty fair price.. I used the Martha Stewart loopty loo punch and the Tiny Mosaic cuttlebug embossing folder for the window awning... The background of the window was stamped with mesh print stamp and light blue ink... I entered a few challenges with it and here they are:

Practical Scrappers: chip board
Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Sketch
Frosted Designs: background stamping
Paper Cutz Challenge: anything goes

Let me know what you think:0)

Free Digi's

Hi everyone, it's been a couple days since I posted anything, but I made a few digi's for all my followers... I am really into the "Alice in Wonderland" theme right now.. So, that's what was my inspiration behind these two digi's... I hope you enjoy them and as always let me know what you think:0)
Oh yeah, I would love to see anything you create with them..

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pumpkin Fairy

Hello all my crafty friends, it's the beginning of another week,and that means it is time for another Practical Scrappers challenge.. This weeks challenge is to use chipboard on your creations...Once again they will be giving away two digi-stamps from The Stamping Boutique to the Grand Prize Winner. So I hope you will join in on all the chip boarding fun this week..

This is my project for this week.. I used a Stuck On U Sketch for the layout of the page.. The stars were cut from a chipboard border.. I traced the fairy stamp( from The Stamping Boutique) and the pumpkin onto chipboard, cut out the images, and glued the stamp and pumpkin onto the chipboard cut outs.. The title was cut from the Opposites Attract cart.. Then, I finish it off with some sewing machine stitching and stickles.. Let me know what you think :0)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sponge Bob Cake

Well, here is what I have been doing for the last 2 days.. I made this for my brother's friends little 4 year old son's birthday.. Let me know what you think :0)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Don't Know

This was a fun LO to work on.. I did paper pleats with purple paper and add some black lace on top of that.. The top part of the title was done with wood alphabet stamps.. I used my Fiskers border punch on the top and bottom edge of my background paper.. Next, I finished the page with some stitches from my sewing machine, some stacked flowers, a button with a piece of raffi tied through it, a little inking and some good old hand writing.. I entered is page in a few challenges here they are:

1. Magpie: monthly sketch
2. Scrapping the Music: The movie we are paying tribute to today is Juno, and the song is "Anyone Else But You!"
3. Scrap and Stamp: use a song title or lyrics in your page creation

Let me know what you think:0)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Painting The Roses Red

Here is a fun card I put together today.. I am in an Alice in Wonderland crazy right now and I am just loving the Wonderland digi's over at Sassy Studio Designs... One of my favorite things to do incorporate cricut cuts with my digital stamps.. For instance, on this card I cut off the 2 items Alice was holding and I replaced them with a pile cut from Everyday Paper Dolls, and a paint brush from Locker Talk... I made my own back ground paper by drawing roses off of Walk In My Garden with my cricut markers... Then I ran a red ink pad down the center of my back ground paper.. The last cricut cut I used was the scalloped circle from Mini Monograms that I put behind my digi.. Finally, I finished the card off by hand writing "Painting the Roses Red" around my digi, adding some blue rhinestones, pop dots to pop up my image, and red stickles..

I entered this card in a lot of challenge and here they are:

Oh, Alice!- Painting the roses red, blue, or purple
Picture Perfect Creations -- Crafty Challenges- use the colors Black, Red, Blue, White
2 Sketches 4 You- Sketch
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays- open challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Flower Power
Stamp Something- Something Girly

Let me know what you think:0)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ahoy Matey (Practical Scrappers DT Project)

Hi everyone, it's the beginning of another week and you know what that means... I have another Practical Scrappers Challenge for you.. This week they want you to get out your white pens/markers and use them. They'd love to hear which ones are your favorites to use also! There will have a Grand Prize Winner again that will get two digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique. So, I hope you all will join in on all the white pen/marker fun this week..

Well, here is the gatefold card I made for this week.. I used a white American Crafts galaxy marker to color the embossed skeleton scroll design on the black card stock.. I also used the same marker on the pirate's eyes.. The pirate and the treasure chest were cut from Paper Doll Dress Up... I finished it off with some inking, stickles, and gold rhinestones... Not only did I make this as my Practical Scrappers DT project but it also qualified for a challenge

Cricut Cardz Challenge: gatefold card w/ a cricut cut

Let me know what you think:0)

Alcohol Ink Winner!!!

The Tim Holtz alcohol ink winner is gram cheryl!!! Please send my your address so I can get your inks to you.. Thank you everyone for your kind comments!!!

Amanda :0)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Shower cake

Here is the cake I just finished making for my SIL's baby shower.. Let me know what you think :0)

Bathtub Mermaid (Practical Scrappers DT Sketch )

Well, it Friday and time for another awesome sketch from Practical Scrappers.. This is my take on the sketch.. The water was cut from the Zooballoo Cart.. My title was design and cut using SCAL... The adorable mermaid is a free SVG from Dardi.. Her blog link is
Well, I hope you join the sketching fun over at Practical Scrappers, and let me know what you think :0)