Monday, August 30, 2010

{ CPS #182, car caddy and trip photos }

I finally made a card! I used CPS  #182. I think a month went by without making anything crafty! I sat down and used whatever was left over on my messy desk, as always. October Afternoon paper, Tattered Angels tag that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, Prima flower and Impression Obsession stamp Thanks Sentiments (CL41). It felt great.

I made this car caddy for Alex the day before we left for our trip. It was something I saved long time ago. Jill at Homemade by Jill has the tutorial I used. We took it on the plane for him to play with and it was a hit!

I cut up an old pair of jeans and made everything here, even the strap with the velcro closure.

I used fusible web for the car appliqué and the felt wheels. How about that decorative stitch? Used it for the first time.

Trip photos.

Alex in the tractor.
On the plane to Croatia.
Roasting corn.
Alex and his cousins: Luca, Laura, Anamaria and Luisa.
Alex and his cousin Maja.
(click photos to enlarge)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

{ Paris Mini Album }

We are back from our vacation to Croatia. I am trying to sort through 3400 photos, dirty clothes, jet lag and my messy scrapbook room.  I can't wait to clean up my desk and create something. Maybe today. I hope to share some of our wonderful trip photos soon.


Here is my Paris mini that I made for Prima with new Donna Downey Canvas tags. I cut the large tag in half to make the front and back of the album. The package comes with three canvas and three paper tags. I added Prima packaging and a canvas journaling tag for my other pages. I used the new Prima Masks for the canvas tags and some of the pages.


 •Canvas tags - 920760
•Alpha stickers - 541798
•Prima packaging
•Rose- pink -542757
•Sweet Taffy Blue flowers - 542597
•Fairy Flora flowers -Pebbles - 541538
•Fairy Flora pebbles - 541491
•Canvas paper (bird cages) - 920746
•Stamps - 542092
•Vintage crystals - 540630, 540654, 540647, 540616
•Stencils - 881962

Saturday, August 21, 2010

{ Prima's August Build-A-Page and A "Road Trip" Scavenger hunt }

Here is my August build-a-page.  Make sure you check the Prima blog for all the beautiful projects made with the sketch. I made a card with my favorite collection, Fairy Flora.

841720 - Fairy Flora, Fairy Flora
541620 - Journaling sticker
540647 - Say it with crystals
541798 - Letter stickers
543709 - Yellow sugarplum rose
543051 - Mountain Lily branch 

I hope you have time to play along. Submit your Prima-based projects based on this sketch to our CONTEST Gallery by the end of August.

Do you want to win an awesome prize? Check out Prima blog for all the fun details of our Scavenger hunt.


***Our vacation has come to an end and we leave Croatia tomorrow. I will post photos when we get back.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{Impression Obsession/Flower Soft blog hop }

The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Design Teams are playing together for this hop!
As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:
Two $25 gift certificates from Flower Soft and two $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession!!!
The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft Blog and The Impression Obsession blog on Wednesday August 18thth. Good luck!
If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

My background is stamped with Cover-a-card Scratches (CC044). The sentiment is You're Sweet (A5415). I stamped the main image, Candy Jars (G2332), on a background that was stamped with Cover-a-card Splatter (CC059). The candy is covered with Sunshine Yellow, Sage, Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Pea Flower Soft. I painted the jars with PearlEx watercolor paints.The background paper is October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket. I added a strip of denim fabric that was left over from a fun project I did for Alex.

Looking for more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? How about Challenges? Make sure and check out both Flower Soft TV and the Impression Obsession blog!

****Next on the hop is Julie Koerber.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

{ Inspired Blueprints Guest Designer }

I was asked to be a guest designer at Inspired Blueprints. I am excited and honored. I love sketches!!!!
Here is my little Alex on his splash mat in the back yard. I wanted bright colors to go with the photos. I used My Mind's Eye and Jillibean Soup for the background. I added DeLovely to the mix. I received this bright and fun collection in my Cards box last week.
I used Shimmerz Spritz on the Bazzill strip, doily, letter stickers and the Splatter stamp from Impression Obsession.


 I was having so much fun that I made a card, too. I used October Afternoon patterned paper and Making Memories journaling note. The note is stamped with Splatter stamp, again, and I sprayed the lace and flower from Prima with Shimmerz.


I stamped Silhouette 11 (G5561) from Impression Obsession and a sentiment from Thanks stamp set (CL41).

I hope you get a chance to play along.
Sketch #53.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge - Home Sweet Home }

Hello and welcome to another Impression Obsession DT challenge. We have challenges every other week - DETAILS HERE - if you play you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Our challenge this week is Home Sweet Home and here is my card. I love these bright colors from Cosmo Cricket.

Do you see the Splatter??? Yes, that is the new Cover-A-Card Splatter (CC059). I stamped the cardstock with the stamp and then I stamped my Journaling I  (WP165) over that. I used a marker to go over the outside edge only because I didn't want the lines.

 I stamped the little houses from New Home stamp set (CL187) on patterned paper and cut them out. The sentiment is from I wish for you stamp set (CL227).
I used my EK Success punch for the scallop strips and I used Cover-a-Card Newsprint (CC068) on one of those strips. It was left over from one of my CHA cards and it fit perfectly.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designers' blogs for inspiration!

***Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using Impression Obsession images to Shirley. Every week, cards will be selected to showcase on the Impression Obsession blog!!!
You have until midnight this Saturday to enter your card. A random winner will be selected from the submissions to receive a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate! You can find all the info HERE.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

{ Happy Anniversary !}

Happy 5 year anniversary to my sweet husband!

Here is our family today (photo July 2010).