My Sunday Best

Sweet Sunday Sketch and The Curtain Call Color Challenge were being entertained on my scrap table last night while I watched the Emmys. For some reason this card took me forever… Uhg! I loose interest quickly, and this one just drug on! It might have been that I was distacted by Jimmy Fallon. I think …

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4 Squares

I love squares. I love using my square punch! So, this design comes around in various versions and I get excited every time! This cute little sketch is from Mojo Monday and the colors were inspired by Embelish Magazine. I used the 1 3/4″ circle to create background. I used Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla. …

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Sunday Apple Blosom (PPA and CTD)

Have you checked out Paper Pal Arts lately? They have a pretty new look. Check them out! I used their sketch this week and the pretty colors form The Color Throwdown. I stamped the SO Saffron with the background image from Apple Blossom. I colored in a few random circles and then colored them in …

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Drive By Post…

This has been the week from…well, you know… Its the first week back to school. this is my 13th year, and I know to expect the normal exhaustion. However, teaching a new grade level for the first time in 8 years, I’m complelty drowning! I feel like a first year teacher all over again. SO, …

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Spooky Birthday

Another great sketch at Clean and Simple. It’s so…simple! LOL! I decided to use some Halloween paper in a anon Halloween way! I think it works! And that ruffle?? That’s called Waffle Paper and will be available Sept. 1 in the new SU Mini! Stamps: Grunge Rock Ink and Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Wicked Fun Specialty …

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Wave Your {Stamp} Flag!

I love this picture from The Play Date Cafe. I love the colors, but I really love the little flags and had to reproduce them on my card. And, I used this sketch from Stampin’ Stress Away. I can’t get enough of this stamp from the set called Party This Way. Pennants are the it …

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More Cherry Cobbler

Have you checked out Stampin Celebration? They have really unique inspiration challenges. Give them a try, they are great! I expecially loved the colors in this week’s challege. I used this pretty simple sketch from Card Patterns. It can be adapted in so many ways. I layered Early Espresso cut using the Lattice die right …

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Happy Thoughts- Color Q #46 and TE #125

Cherry Cobbler is quick becomming a favorite color of mine. Color Q matched it with some bright basic colors for a very primary school look I thought. And where can I get that apron?? So cute! Taylored Expressions once again came up with a sketch that I love. They never fail me! I stuck pretty …

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Student Gifts

Edited update Aug 2012- Hello Pinterest Readers! This post is two years old, but has been revived thanks to Pinterest. I do not have any kind of “editable template.” it was simply typed in a word document and printed on my home printer. I used a Dj inkers font, not even sure what it was …

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Cute and Quirky

Embelish Magazine has a challenge this week that includes beautiful colors and the call to be “Cute and Quirky.” Hmmmm… Not sure I was all that, but it’s cute…I think??? And, a fun, fun, fun sketch at Taylored Expressions. Stamps: Artistic Etchings Ink and Paper: Very Vanilla, Temting Turquoise, Cameo Corral, Crumb Cake Other: 1 …

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Sunday’s Best: Wish Big

I truly can’t wait to check out my favorite challenge blogs on Sunday mornings! I’m always excited by what they come up with and always love what I end up making! This week, its a bright, bold birthday card. Stamps: Word Play Ink and Paper: Pumpkin Pie DSP, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Celebrations DSP, Whisper …

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Crayon Box Thank You

Another School themed card today! I used the crayon’s from the picture at Stampin Celebration Inspiration Challenge and the sketch from the OCC blog. I made the crayon box punch art by using the Word Window and Slot Punch. The crayon box is the scallop envelop die. I had the crayons pointy, but they looked …

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The Wheels on the Bus…

It’s that time of year! As you read this, I am probably preparing lesson plans, taping name tags, and organizing zillions of books! So, this card is a tribute to all of us teachers who are ragged this time of the year! (And think, its only beggining!) I was able to combine three challenges today! …

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PPA + MOJO= FUN!

These may be my very favorite colors right now, melon Mambo, Temting Turqoise (for sure) and Delightful Daffodile. I normally go for So Saffron, but this bright sunny yellow is really making many repeat performances on my desk lately!! 😉 The colors today come from Paper Pal Arts. And, a great sketch from Mojo Monday! …

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It’s all about the Pennant!

These days, the pennant is all the rage in the crafting world! So, keeping with the current trends, Stampin’ Up came out with an awesome little set that includes, what else, a pennent! I LOVE it! So, I needed 6 pennants for the word Thanks, and they didnt fit so well on my 4 1/4 …

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cas103- Oh Baby!

Love this sketch from Clean and Simple! I’m always attracted to circles for some reason… Stamps; Every Little Bit, Occasional Quotes Ink and paper: Daffodile Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black Pther: Daffodile Delight Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Bright Buttons, thread

Sunday’s Best

My favorite challenges lately have been The Curtain Call and The Sweet Sunday Sketch. My first fall card uses a stamp set that will be available in the new Holiday Min iavailable Sept 1. Another new Core Color is called Cajun Craze. Its a burnt orange and I love it for fall themed projects! No …

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New Core Colors and a cute little owl!

I missed the dealine on this one, but I used the challenge from Diva Coffee Break Designs, which are 4 of the new SU Core COlors. I love them! The are deep and rich and really pop off the page! I also used the always wonderful Taylor Expression’s sketches. This card features SU’s new Owl …

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Halloween Soap Holder Tutorial

OK, here it is! The respose to these was overwhelming! Thank you for that! They are quite simple, and I think I have documented the steps clearly. Please email me with any questions! Here are the 3 tiny antibacterial soaps I bought at Bath and Body Works. They are 5 for $5. 1. Cut two …

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A Clean Halloween!

My daughter and I ran into Bath and Body Works today because I had a gift certificate. I was busy shopping and she was begging me to “look at this!” I finally mozied over to where she was and saw these little anti bacterial soaps. Of course, the “Vampire Blood” made me laugh, think of …

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Double Emboss

I tried a new technique today! I saw it on Stampin Connection, an idea websight just for SU Demos. I took my Whisper White Craft Ink and rubbed it on my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I placed my Early Espresso paper in the folder and ran it through the Big Shot. This put the Craft …

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Chocolate Inspired!

One of my daughters does not like chocolate. I think she must be from out space! I love chocolate and can not understand how someone could not! So, when I saw this yummy inspiration at Stampin Celebration, I got right to work! For some reason I could not get a good picture of the sentiment. …

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A Little Bit of Fall

Clean and Simple #101 and Color Throwdown #104 came together today to make a fall inspired card. It’s so hot here, I am starting to fanatsize about fall! I used the little leaf from Every Little Bit to make the pattern paper in the back and then I stamped it on the coordinating color cardstock …

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Every Little Bit- Little Birdy

This week’s Color Q challenge features the new In Color called Poppy Parade. I love this color, but have not used it yet! So, this was my first time to poaly with it! It works really well with these other colors. I played with a new stamp set I got called Every Little Bit. It’s …

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