Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Amy R Sketch #63

***Second Post Today - Yes - you read that right!! LOL****
Scroll Down to see my CAS challenge off Jenn Buck's blog...

Now - if you review my blog, you will find that I am not really a stamper - I am definitely a scrapper! However, I do have "my share" of stamps - and I do look through all the wonderful stamp blogs out there - as they are full of beautiful art and I can often use a card sketch for a scrapbook page. In this particular case - I did use the card sketch for a card.

This card is for my son Devin's birthday. He'll be 7 on Saturday - and I had this BRILLIANT idea (if I do say so myself) for his card - using Amy R's Sketch #63. Take a look:

The pinwheel is made using a QuicKutz 3-D die that came out in February (I think). I got it from CropStop - as I do with ALL of my QK dies. The ribbon is American Crafts, the papers is part of the Apron Strings Designs February kit and is from the Night Light line by October Afternoon and the sentiment is part of the AmyR stamp set Boutique Sentiments. Brads are Doodlebug Sugar Coated - also from CropStop.

I hope you like it - and more than that - I hope Devin likes it!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Please come back soon - I think my mojo is returning!!

CAS - Take Two

Thanks to all of you who left comments during the Unity Blog Hop!! I am still actually hopping!! But I intend to hop until I get to the end! LOL

Onto my next creative endeavor....Jenn Buck is now doing a weekly sketch's the link - and here's my take on her sketch!

The picture is of my lovely daughter - if you visit often, you'll see her a lot! She's a varsity cheerleader and just to brag a bit - they took second at both States & Nationals this year!!

I am a BIG fan of simple for scrapbooking so I hope to be able to do this challenge every week. And if you've never been to Jenn's blog (shame on you) be ready to be inspired!!

As always - thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


If you've gotten this far - I am impressed!! I believe I am #120, but I could be off. If you happened by here and didn't start at the beginning, click HERE, to start back at the Unity Blog.
I am to keep this short and sweet, so here are the deets:
Materials used:
Unity Stamps: Hot Air Balloon from Love Is in the Air Kit
Verve Stamps - Flourish & Phrase from Fairy Tales (this cute little box is also for the Verve Project Parade - I saw the original on somebody's blog (had a bird on it) and forgive me because I don't remember whose it was)
Papers - Apron Strings Designs - February Smaller than a Breadbox Kit
Favorite Quote: Pulling it right off the Project: Believe in your Dreams...

Happy Hopping to you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CAS Challenge!

I love a challenge! Especially those that challenge you to be simple! Simple is not always easy...

Jenn Buck is one of my favorites for simple - her term EPLS (easy peazy lemon squeezy). You'll have to ask her where it came from! LOL I love her blog and am inspired EVERY TIME I go there -- which is often!!! Anyway - she started a new challenge and as soon as I saw it I KNEW I had to participate. So here it on her name and it'll take you to her blog so you can see the challenge yourself if you'd like!

The black and orange cardstock came out of an Apron Strings Designs kit. The stamp is Unity. The ribbon from the stash; flower and lettering (QK Chickadee alphabet) are both from

As always thanks for visiting - and be sure to stop by on Saturday. I am participating in the HUGE HUGE HUGE Unity Blog hop!! And THAT - you don't want to miss!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monsters Monsters Monsters

Well, I have absolutely had NO time to create in such a long time! Today I got called out of work because my son was sick - I got him settled on the couch and then got busy on this little Kaiser Craft tag album!! All the papers are from my February Apron Strings Designs kits (they might have some left if you check!) The papers are by October Afternoon and are called Night Light - all little monsters!! I did buy the additional sheet of cardstock die cuts to go with it!

I didn't add much to the kit - I used Unity Stamps "Cuter than Most" set - which is also monsters, I added Kaiser Craft black pearls and I think that was about it! I love the way the album came out!! I might get a big ring for it instead of leaving it on the ribbon, but that's about all I would probably do to "finish" it! It's probably fine as it, but you know how it is when you get an idea in your head!! LOL

Also, CropStop is sponsoring a challenge over at Letters to Scrap By and the challenge is to use Lime Green - they're on the letter L. This little album has quite a bit of Lime Green in it - so I figure I am good to go!

So all in all, it was a pretty creative day!! And there were lots of pictures for you! Hope you like it and as always, thanks for stopping by! Hopefully it won't be another 2-3 weeks before I blog again!! (it probably won't be that long - my daughter now wants me to do one of these for HER!)