Monthly Archives: February 2009

Caardvark Kraft and Mojo 75

I’m home sick today and have no energy to do anything but

1. Sit and surf blogs.
2. Blog.
3. Sleep.
4. Scrapbook.
5. Submit for a card challenge.

I haven’t submitted to Caardvarks or Mojo Monday before, so this is a first — Caardvarks challenge is a Kraft paper card which I have done using the Mojo Monday sketch which is…

Mojo Monday #75 Sketch

Mojo Monday #75 Sketch

I am using some Beary Patch stickers that I got for a prize at a crop last month — I realize I’m a little late for Valentine’s day but I think I could still give this card year round. The little circles are those little cork pads that come 36 to a package at Dollar Tree — I thought they would work with this card.


I’ve also used a border punch and corner punch from Stampin’ Up! and the polka dot paper are some scraps from Teresa Collins’ Documented papers. Thanks for looking!



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Proud of You <3

This is a layout of my daughter Shannon and I at a wedding last summer.  Shannon is 24, married and teaches 1st grade.  Not only that, but she’s going back for her masters in literacy because she loves teaching little kids how to read!  She’s also a counselor in her ward’s young women presidency and she and her hubby are Ward Activity Leaders.  I think her bishop needs to cut her some slack and release her from the Activity calling but apparently nobody is listening to me 🙂  Anyway, I realize I’m tooting her horn, and loudly, but she really is an awesome daughter and this is a “busting my buttons” kind of layout.


I’ve used the “Documented” papers from Teresa Collins.  I love these papers, and I’m crazy about all the little journaling boxes in this paper pack that I can use on future layouts.  It’s great stuff for vintage/shabby/altered lovers like me.

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Cards for husbands aren’t exactly the easiest thing to come up with…

I don’t like giving my DH really mushy cards, it’s just not me, although he can give me a really romantic card and it will make me feel kind of sw00ny… anyway, it’s hard to come up with something handmade and heartfelt, but without lots of frou-frou because… well, he’s a guy and frankly the frou-frou doesn’t do for him what it might do for a papercrafting-appreciative girlfriend if you get my drift.

So in my quest to stumble onto something handmade and heartfelt 🙂 I came upon a 70’s retro website… INSPIRATION!  DH and I are Tweeners – in between Boomers and X’ers… I found a photo of some Funny Face Drink Mix from the early 70’s and the card in my head came to life!  I think he will appreciate this, because what kid from the 70’s didn’t love Jolly Ollie Orange?funnyface015

On the inside of the card I used some Classroom Alpha stamps from CTMH (still trying to keep some of that grade school feel to my declaration of love!). 


No, it’s not the most romantic card on earth, but after 26 years of marriage, DH knows I’m not a mushy girl… but I think this little card will still surprise him and make him smile.

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Laura’s Sketch #20

2Sketches4You, #20 - Laura

2Sketches4You, #20 - Laura

I discovered 2 Sketches 4 You a couple of weeks ago and I’m hooked! Here’s my take on this sketch:

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

As a former CTMH consultant, 3/4 of my product at home is all CTMH… this card is no different! The stamps are by CTMH, Chipboard from CTMH, the embossing powder is Crystal Blue by CTMH, the cardstocks are Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Barn Red and Taffy by CTMH. The patterned paper is by Love, Elsie. As for embellies, I love the little Bitty Brads by CTMH; ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Target and I’ve used a button with Waxy Flax. I colored in my monkey with inexpensive colored pencils — which work great until I can afford those Copics!


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Another Angel Card

The kids are out, hubby is sick, so I’m having a quiet night paper crafting and watching “Notting Hill”… my favorite lines from this movie are…

“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
“Happiness isn’t happiness without a violin-playing goat.”

I just love that movie.

I played with some new-ish CTMH paper, called Notebook that I’ve wanted to get my hands into… I just love all the vintage stuff right now. The image of the angel girls is from this site, and the sentiment stamps are from CTMH. The chipboard is Memory Makers (on clearance at Target). I used some colored pencils to color the girls a bit. This card makes me happy 🙂angels

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A Little Birdie Told Me…

Today I zipped over to Paper Depot in Minneapolis after work.  It was my first time there, and it’s kind of hard to find, skirting downtown but I finally made it — St. Paul becomes increasingly Archivers-centric and it’s nice to go someplace different.  They had a great stash of $0.10 a sheet papers so I picked up a little bundle, plus a cute acrylic Birdie stamp set from Hero Arts for this card.  The flourish stamp is by CTMH.  The stamp set came with the little flower gems, so I popped them on a button.  Papers are by Carolee’s, CK and CTMH.


This is my take on a 2Sketches4You card by Julie Campbell. There are 2 sketches on this post and you will find this one if you scroll towards the bottom.


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Some of my favorite cards from the past

Wedding card

Wedding card

I was looking in my hard drive for cards that I’ve made and long since given away… so I thought I’d post a couple of them. This was a wedding card — the bride’s colors were pink and the groom’s last name is Black, so that’s the reason for the Pink and Black card. I don’t remember all the papers I used, but the B stamp is from CTMH.

Here are some valentine’s cards I did last year for a workshop — all the stamps and papers are also from CTMH — as a former CTMH consultant, 80% of my stash are all CTMH!

Valentine Cards

Valentine Cards

On the card below, I used red gems in place of the brads on the hinges — I thought that was a fun way to use them. All CTMH.

Thinking of you card

Thinking of you card

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