Archive | September, 2011

LOAD Day 14

29 Sep

Today’s challenge was to stamp on a layout.  I stamped on the little heart-it says I Love You Most (in case you can’t read it.)

I Love You Most

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey, Amy Tangerine, Jillibean (heart); Letters: American Crafts; Button: Crate Paper; Doilies: Maya Road; Stamp: Unity; Mists: Studio Calico (Dewey, Shine)

Journaling (on back): We always say this in our house.  One person says “I love you.”  The next gets to say “I love you more.”  The person that then says “I love you the mostest,” wins.  Abby tries to always be the winner, so usually I end up saying, “Doh, you win again!”  🙂  Picture taken: 5/9/10 Journaling: 9/29/11

I sprayed the heart with Dewey mist to darken the color-it was just too bright a pattern for the layout otherwise.  I also sprayed the doilies with Dewey, and then with Shine.  This is my first use of Shine, and I LOVE it-amazing stuff!!!!

Paper Variety Challenge

28 Sep

This week’s Paper Variety Challenge is a sketch challenge by special guest Aphra Bolyer!

Here is the sketch:

Check out the blog to see Aphra’s example, as well as examples from the TPV design team!  Then, create your own project based off of the sketch and upload it to the blog for a chance to win:

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  🙂

LOAD Day 13

27 Sep

Day 13’s challenge was to scrap a ritual.  Every time the hubby sees one of these monsters, we HAVE to stop and take a picture, so this is what I scrapped!

When Monsters Attack

Supplies: Paper and stickers: Sassafras

LOAD Day 12

26 Sep

The challenge for day 12 was to use a bad photo.

I chose a photo where my mother’s head was cut off, and when it was developed, had an orange tint to it.  I do love the photo though, so I scrapped it!  🙂

What Big Shoes You Have

Supplies: Paper: Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts; Brads: Pink Paislee

Kid’s Craft Week #24-Ring Toss

23 Sep

This week’s craft was another Pinterest find.

For whatever reason, I didn’t take pictures of us making this one, so here is the original picture off of Pinterest:

You can find it here:

I made some modifications from the original design, so here are my notes if you are so inclined to do this project:

modifications: added 3 paper plates together for stability on the rings, added another paper plate with hole cut in it on top of the adhered paper towel roll to help it stay together better. My kiddo painted all the plates, the paper towel roll, and the base. Great craft to do together (especially if they like to paint!)

Have fun!  🙂


22 Sep

Sorry I am late in posting this but the winner of last week’s blog candy (as chosen by my 4 yr. old) is…..


Shoot me an email at with your address information and I will get a package off to you!


The Paper Variety Home Challenge

21 Sep

This week’s challenge is:

House/Home week!
Incorporate the word, an embellishment, or the overall theme on your paper project. 
Or, make a home decor project!

I decided to make a card for my project:

Welcome Home card

Supplies: Paper: Echo Park; Letters: Making MemoriesThe black house shape is from Silhouette, but the rest I cut by hand.

This week’s prize is sponsored by:

And the prize is:
My Mind’s Eye  “Lucky Me” 130 piece paper/accessories pack
15 sheets of 12×12 cardstock paper
115 mix & match accessory pieces, including die cuts, titles, chipboard elements, journaling cards, transparencies.What a great prize!  Make sure to upload your project here for a chance to win, and check out the other design team members’ amazing projects!