Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Card- "Daisy" Again

Hello again,
Here is a card I made for my X-Ray supervisor. She turned the big 5-0 a couple weeks ago. I gave it to her yesterday and then asked to "borrow "it again, so i could scan it since I didn't get a chance to on the weekend.
Once again I started with a sketch. It is from Friday Sketchers.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: CTMH- Clover Meadow, White Daisy, and Pansy Purple
Patterned Paper and Vellum: my stash
Brads: CTMH-Lilac Mist, and Clover Meadow
Paper Flowers: my stash
Stamp Sets: CTMH- Simple Stitches, and Happy Birthday 
Sugar Nellie- Daisy by Elizabeth Bell
Ribbon: my stash- I think the cheap stuff from Walmart...
Ink: CTMH-Pansy Purple
Markers: COPICS
I once again used my Cuttlebug and Sizzix plate to cut out the grass- it was left over from my last card.

The Challenges I am entering are:

Partytime Tuesdays- "anything goes" -Birthday
Crazy Challenge- all about Birthdays

Hope you liked my card! Come visit me again soon.
Scrappy Mel

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'll Miss You Card using a Bugaboo Sketch

What a crazy, busy weekend I had. I finished this card on Friday night, but never had a chance to post it until now. Because of that I missed out on the challenge that this sketch was based on. Oh well. I made this card for a special friend who is moving. She is my CTMH upline, who just happens to live a couple blocks from me now, but is moving to Toronto next week! On Saturday night a bunch of her upline got together for a little Potluck and Crop as a last Get-Together. So I actually have a couple 8 x 8 LOs to post later. Good Luck and Happy Trails Laurie! I'll miss your guidance, and friendship- but we still have phone and e-mail!
Back to my card....I used my absolute favorite non-Close To My Heart stamp. Little Miss "Daisy" By Elizabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie Stamps.This was the sketch I started my card from:
Scrappy Sketch # 30. This challenge ended Saturday.=(

Here is my card- It is my first ever Easel Card!!

Card Recipe- Hmm where do I start?
Stamp:Sugar Nellie-Daisy, CTMH-Intrinsic Backgrounds, Joy Forever, A Tweet
Patterned Paper:MME, Cosmo Cricket, my misc stash
Paper Flowers: Prima Marketing, CTMH, and my misc stash
Cardstock: CTMH- Crystal Blue, Heavenly Blue, Clover Meadow, Sunflower
Brads: CTMH, misc stash
Mulberry Paper: Die Cuts with a View
Bling: CTMH Bitty Sparkles
Ink-CTMH- Blush, Crystal Blue, and Clover Meadow
I used my Cuttlebug with A Sizzix strip to cut the grass out.

The Challenges I am entering in are:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog- Sweet Sweet Summertime
Creat 4 Fun-Flowers
Stamp Something- "Flowery"
Practical Scrappers- at least 7 items (I think I have that covered!)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week everyone!
Scrappy Mel

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mommy and Me 8x8 Layout

Too busy last night to post!
I have yet another day off from work before another 4 days with call.
Here is the other layout I finished on Tuesday. Once again I started with a sketch from a challenge.
All of these papers came out of my stash. I am thinking of changing the name of my blog to My Pretty Stash of Paper!! What do you think???
Patterned Paper: Paper Pizzazz, Adorn It, Creating Keepsakes
Stamp Sets(mat border): CTMH-Classmate Alpha, Smitten'
Stickers: Paper Pizzazz
The "Mother" is actually part of the 3rd layer of paper. I just took a cutting knife and outlined it so I could slide the next paper strip behind and keep that part of the paper for my title.
I am only entering this in 1 challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great Thursday!
Scrappy Mel signing off!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Me and My Daddy 8 x 8 LO

I like how this LO turned out. I hope Carmen doesn't think It is too LOUD for a baby book though.
Once again I started with a Sketch and then slowly got my papers together after searching through the Stash.
I used a bunch of Stamp Sets for this LO ( Even though you probably can't tell.) I mixed and matched a bunch of my Alphabets for the title. I stamped in the Star, and the Arrow is a stamped image as well; up on sponge squares.
Stamp Sets: CTMH-Chocolate Small, Classmate, Friendship Small, Delightful, This Way, and World's Best Dad
Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug
Cardstock: CTMH-White Daisy and Barn Red, Stash- Green and Mustard
Ink: CTMH- Cranberry, Barn Red, Sunflower, Ponderosa Pine, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Black
Star: MME
Letter Rubbons and Sparkly Letter Stickers: DCWV

The Challenges I am entering are:

Thanks again for looking. My other LO that I was going to post will have to wait until tomorrow. I REALLY need to get to the laundry and cleaning up in my craft room. When I can hardly get in and out of the chair without stepping on paper or tools, it's time for something to be done.
Good Night and hope to see you back tomorrow.
Scrappy Mel

Mom and Dad Facts

I got 4 pages done today! But I am back to work tomorrow, so that might be it for awhile. The other 2 will be in the next post.
I spent a lot of time searching through all of my papers, but at least I am using it up! I came across these Recipe stickers by EK Success yesterday while searching and remembered that the new H2H challenge was "Recipe", so that is where I started this morning. Then I tried to find a sketch to follow and I managed to make Stamping 411's work. (I think) I background stamped the Crystal Blue base pages to bring the LO more together.
Here's the final outcome:
And now the Lay Out Recipe:
  • Patterned Paper: CTMH-Miracle Kit
  • Cardstock: CTMH- Petal, Barn Red, Crystal Blue
  • Stickers: EK Success
  • Chipboard: CTMH- Irresistibles "Pizzazz", and from the Miracle Kit
  • Ink: CTMH- Petal, Barn Red, Colonial White
 The Challenges I am entering are:
  • H2H- Incorporate a Recipe
Frosted Designs- use a Border Punch ( Yes, a scallopped one. How original eh?)

Thanks again for stopping by! Happy Scrappin'!
Scrappy Mel

Monday, July 19, 2010

8 x 8 album pages.......My Grandparents

My next few posts will be of 8x8 album pages I am working on for a baby album. The album is for my best friend Carmen who is having a baby boy. She should be having him any day now, since she was due on July 10th.
I have been trying to follow a few challenges, but still want to follow the theme that I originally wanted. (And bought everything for!)
This first one "My Grandparents" took me 3 hours! Who would have thought? That is because I took the sketch from a challenge and adapted it into an 8 X 16 layout.

I used an assortment of products for these pages.
First I'll start wtih the adorable digital stamps. They are from Bugaboo and I plan on using them a lot throughout the album. They were coloured using COPICS. I used my new Cherry Limeade Cricut Cartridge for the letters and Plantin Schoolbook for the circles. The patterned papers were from 7gypsies, MME, Creative Memories, and Kei. The CS is CTMH-Cocoa, Topiary, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy.
The Challenges I am entering this LO in are:

Stamp Something- Go Digital!
            Practical Scrappers-Using your old Stash-Older than 1 year- 3 of these patterned papers I have had over  1 year for sure. The Blue Lettered one maybe almost 3 years.
The Stamp Man-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for more pages!
Scrappy Mel

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pooh and Tigger Birthday Card

Today I made a birthday card for my nephew Drew for his 3rd Birthday. I really wanted to use Disney's "CARS" as the theme, but the stickers I thought I had do not exsist in my stash. So instead I chose Tigger and Pooh. I have had these cute 3D stickers for a LONG, LONG time so I was glad to put them to use.
Products used:
Stamps:Close To My Heart-Everyday Celebration and It's Your Day
Ink:Close To My Heart-Hydrangea
Stickers: Provocraft
Cardstock:Close To My Heart-Hydrangea, Ocean, Holiday Red, Clover Meadow, and White Daisy
Patterned Paper: Karen Foster Designs
Embossing Powder: Close To My Heart-White Daisy, Silver and Cranberry

The Challenges I am entering are:
Practical Scrappers-Animation, Cartoon, Characters
The Pixie Cottage-Sketch with a window

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a Great Day and Happy Scrappin'
Scrappy Mel