Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~Jean de Boufflers

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Been very busy lately and when I get home all I want is a cup of tea and my bed, but I manage to complete a 2 page LO tonight still working on my mum's album. For the first page, I use the sketch from Capture these Sketches #29

The second page was done using the sketch from Creative Scrappers #97

So the 2 page looks like this

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Creative Cards

I made two cards today, I tried being a bit more creative and go outside my comfort zone and I think they both turn out great.

The first card is for a co-worker that just lost his dad, it has really been a thought year on the losing Dad front but life goes on. The image was a freebie from Marjie's Malarkies

The second card is for a friend getting married this weekend in Hong Kong, my husband will be attending  but due to work and the kids I won't be. I use a valentine day 3d folding project from the Paper Craft Inspiration magazine, really wish I am able to get this locally, $10 is alot to pay but it really is worth it and I thing it turned out beautiful, really hope they like it, my husband is not crazy about me making a card but I wanted to do it any way.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Still working on my mum's album, so using the new sketch from creative scrapper #96, I did one more LO

Then since I am way behind on my son's album and the fact the he turned 19 today, I decided to add a page to his album and ended up doing 2 when I found the beautiful 2 page sketch posted by Pam over the  The Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 190

Thursday, March 18, 2010


My mum is turning 70 next month and I have been working on an album for her, well I haven't gone very far since I noticed today that I only had 2 LO in her album, do in an effort to catch up I did 2 LO today using 2 different sketch for 2 different challenges for a 2 pager. This is heavy on the inque board, I love using them, the PP is American Craft, flowers were cut using my bigshot.

Page 1 was done sketch 178 at the the Pencil Lines ,

For page 2, I use the sketch from the Scrapbook Challenge,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Let's Ride

 I was able to get 2 projects done after work today, I was so stress after being in meetings all day and this was just what the doctor ordered.

The Scraproom blog had a beautiful sketh for week 11 Challenge and I couldn't wait to use it. I will also be submitting this LO for my second entry at The Practical Scrappers - Use Chipboard

Then for the second project, I use the free digi image from A Gem of a challenge but then forgot to use the sketch provided by Janet, just went about trying to use up scraps and I thought the cutout square was perfect as a frame for the heart.

I will also be sub,itting this card for Crafty Creations #50 - Spots and dots,  Creative Card Crew #46 going Dotty, Flutter by Wednesdays #101 Green + Butterfly and Cupcake Craft #82 Going Green

So I went ahead and made another project using the beautiful Moosetrack Monday Freebie from Paper Popsicles and the sketch from A Gem of a  Challenge to make another card

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Miss Hanging

I needed to make  a care for my coworker that had surgery yesterday so I figure out I may as well knock off some weekly challenges, so using the Sketch from Our Creative Corner and the free digi image from Sassy Cheryls (she gave this out for having 200 members, the more members, the more freebies, so sign up and don't forget to check out her store she has some awesome images)

 I will also be entering this card for the Sassy Cheryls Challenge #3 which is a color combo orange, green, black and glitter (on the shorts, glitter gel pen for the lettering and also on the large butterfly)

Monday, March 15, 2010


Am kind of behind with the challenges at Capture these Sketches, so I combine this week and last weeks for a 2 page LO. Both week was a combination of Sketch and color challenge.

This week sketch 28 Color Green & Brown

Sketch 27 Cream and Green

I will also be entering both sketches in Practical Scrapper Chipboard Challenge

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Make a wish

Sweet Pea Fairy a free digi image from AiFactory is what I use for the "B" Challenge #26 this week at AiFactory, and the sketch inspiration was from Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I love how the card came out.

I will also be entering this card for the following challenges Simon Says - Mother's Day/Girly, Hand Full of Stamps - Shine and Flutter by Wednesday - Inspirational Fairy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Filled with Joy

Using the sketch from Clearly Delightful, photo inspiration from Flutter by Wednesday and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge inspiration of expression of Joy or Joyfulness in the Lord I made the following card.


Sentiments at the bottom reads: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

Also, I got my RAK from Melissa at Paper Popsicle for being the February winner, I was so excited to get it so fast. Please stop on by at the Paper Popsicle, the challenges are fun and M always have lots of digital templates and freebies.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Birthday

Nina May over at There's Magic in the air made Orson with Cake available to use as part of the challenge this week if you so choose.I went back to chalk while I work on my watercoloring, so Orson is painted with chalk and the cake is gel pen, the PP is Inque boutique and the bling is K&I


I will also be entering this card at the Creative Card Crew Challenge theme is Celebration and Ooh-la-la-Creations Challenge #49 anything goes

Saturday, March 6, 2010

With Dad

After my 6 miles run this morning and cor workout, I sat down to d 2 quick projects before heading to Columbus for the Arnold Classic (Body Building and fitness is another passion of mine and I look forward to this event every year) .

The first project I worked on was an hello card for a friend , using the beautiful sketch from Mojo Monday and the free digi image from Robyn's Fetish. Well, my water coloring still leave a lot to be desire but I'll keep  working on it.

I will also be submitting this card for the Lexi's creations #8 (anything goes) and Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays #30 (open)

For the second project, I use the Sketch Friday sketch at Practical Scrapper to make the second page of a LO I did for the Twisted Sketch wood challenge. When I did the first layout, I thought I had 2 pages of the PP, but when I went to do page 2 couldn't find the PP, so I have been trying to figure out how to the make page 2 work and this sketch seems to work just fine.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Indoor Pony

Really needed a stress release after work today, so decided to work on The Scrappiest Sketch Challenge #54, I remember when my son came home after this picture was taken, how excited he was about the pony indoor. The Challenge on the Practical Scrapper is use Chalk or Ink so I will be submitting this LO for that too. The Inqueboards are painted with the Paintbox pigment ink scarlet and Momento dew drop rich cocoa, the edge of the scalloped circle is held down with Studio G glitter glue,cardstock are inked with momento dew drop rhubarb stalk and rich coca, and the PP is Colorbok.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fun in the Sun/SSCC #28

Over at Paper Popsicle for the first challenge in March (Moosetrack Monday sketch Challenge) we had to think Spring, being in Ohio it will take a lot of imagination to come up with spring right now but I found some beautiful  pictures of my son that at least warm my heart. Don't forget to stop by at the Paper Popsicle blog to get your free Moosetrack Monday Freebie before they are back in the store.


For Stamping Sister's in Christ Challenge #28 - Colossians 3:17, this is an open challenge but to be done with a prayerful and thankful heart.  I use this free image from Jennie Baer at Homeberries this is actually a stitching pattern but it works great for the card.

Just like running, scrapbooking and card making calms my mind and renew my spirit, with running I say a prayer for each step I am able to take and I am thankful for the joy and peace it brings. With Crafting, I am so thankful for the joy of being like a child to be able to create, get messy and sticky and not worry about the problems of the world or the responsibility of adulthood, it is always at this times that I always remember that I have a father that loves me no matter what. I am definitely blessed and loved.