Thursday, November 5, 2009

3 in 1 Challenge - Stuck on U sketches, Frosted designs, Practical Scrappers

Hi Folks,
Can I tell you how much I loved this challenge. Please visit Stuck on u sketches , Frosted designs , and Practical Srappers to see all the details and join in on the fun.

The layout was perfect for the picture I had in mind, and of course it helps if you have some cute kiddies to photograph.
I used some my mind's eye, Jen Wilsons 29th street market paper for the background, and Celebrate by michelle coleman from Fancy Pants for the cut out. The ribbon all came from Target, Gotta love the $1 deals, and the OWL I wish I could remember who made it, but I removed it from the package and threw away the label so if anyone knows, please let me know. I did by the package at Target as well.
The photo is of my daughter at the pumpkin patch - Her and my son loved the corn bath. In fact I'm still finding corn here and there in the house, they somehow managed to bring some home.
I hope you enjoy this page, I loved scrapping it with my sister-in-law, who by the way created an incredible page that she hasn't posted yet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hero Arts and Mojo Monday

I combined two challenges for this card. Hero arts, and Mojo Monday.
I used Razzleberry paper from stamping up. The black bow I created myself from ribbon. The Merry Christmas stamp is from stampin up, and the stamp on the side is from Hero arts, Love this stamp.
Check out my sister-in-laws cards on here site HERE

CUPCAKE Craft Challenge - # 64

This card was created for the cupcake craft challenge #64.Have a look at their site Cupcake Craft Challenge I used the cuttlebug embossing folder with love because I just can't get enough of this folder, and embossed the three strips below the main background. I used the hero arts stamp bright, and delight in life from stamping up for the 2 step stamp flower.
Have a look at my sister-in-laws wonderful card on her site

MoxiFabWorld Challenge - PLUM CRAZY

Getting back into the swing of things, here is a card that I made for the Moxi Fab World Challenge that is PLUM CRAZY!! Check them out moxiefabworld
This card had to capture the essence of plum.
Using Elegant eggplant cardstock from stamping up! and the 2007 delight in life stamp set also from stampin up I put together this FAB card. Or I like to think it is fab. I ran the small section to the right through a cuttlebug embossing folder called with love. I then colored in the embossed flowers with watercolors.
The ribbon was from making memories, and the pearl embellishments came from recollections.
I hope you enjoy.
Don't forget to look at my sister-in-laws gorgeous card on her site HERE

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here they are, the long awaited halloween costumes that I put everything on hold for:-)
We were Dr. Suess's cat in the hat. The cat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, goldfish, and of course I was MOM. The gorilla I did not make, and was worn by my father-in-law. I think he had fun. Thing 1 and Thing 2 were made from a red knit material, The front sections I made in photoshop and ironed on. The hair was made from teal boas. I made a head piece then stitched the boas to it wrapping it around. The cat in the hat was a challenge, the majority of it was made from felt, and fleece. I used iron on pellon which I had never heard of to create the rim of the hat, it helped to stiffen it and keep it upright. The feet on all the outfits, have a leather bottom so they could wear shoes if they wanted. The face was the most challenging after the hat. It took me a few designs and tries. Oh the joy of creating without a pattern. Oh and the goldfish, that was fun. From the time I started the costume to the time I finished my daughter had grown two inches and hardly fit. Luckily we were able to get her in. I hope you enjoy them. We had a blast.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


BOOO!!! Did I scare you? Alright folks, I apologize for the long delay in posting, but making 5 halloween costumes kept me busy. I CAN'T wait to share the pics of tonight. Now, because I was away for so long I will be giving away some extra special Blog Candy. Stay tuned I'll be posting it this week, and don't forget to tell your friends.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hello everyone

Hello everyone, I apologize for not posting in a few weeks, but I've been busy making our halloween costumes this year, and might I say they are looking FABULOUS. I can't wait to finish so I can share them with all, and I can't wait to finish so I can get back to card making and scrapbooking.

For my return I will be giving away something very fun for the holidays, so check back in a few days.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Midnight Madness MMSC20 & Cute Card Thursday #79

I combined two challenges for a little added fun. The sketch is from Midnight Madness 20. Cute card Thursdays challenge was to use yellow and black. The stamp set and card stock are from stampin up. I also used the scalloped oval all for the words.
Also don't forget to check out my sister-in-laws entry, her cards are beautiful, check them out here

Flinstones Halloween Costumes

As promised here are the halloween costumes that I created last year for our family. Oh and yes, I was pregnant at the time.

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #83

I loved this layout so much I just had to do a card. I have limited time with Halloween just around the corner. I'm making all of our family halloween costumes and have only created my patterns, but have not yet cut the material. I won't tell you just yet what we are all going to be but I'll post a photo of our costumes from last year that I made. Here is the card and layout. Thank you Taylored expressions, I love this sketch. Oh, I should also mention that my son has hidden my mono tape so I had to magically piece this card together. I sure hope I find it soon. ALSO, check out my sister-in-law's challenge card HERE

Sunday, September 27, 2009

52 sketches 52 weeks #38

This is week #38. We have family visiting so I wasn't able to do what I wanted to with it, so I may modify it next week, Enjoy.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Baby Avery Frame

I've taken a small break from the challenges to complete a gift for my friends daughter.

I used a simple shadow box and co-ordinated cardstock from joann's. I used two stamp sets from Stampin up, Perfect princess, and Once upon a time. I originally purchased the build a fairy-tale from Stampin up, where I got the idea for the shadow box, but really didn't like the designer paper they used, the size they chose, or the difficulty in taking it apart. So here is what I did, I scanned the images, brought them into inkscape, created a .SCUT file, and was able to cut the image in any size, and on any paper on the cricut. The build-a-fairy-tale, I'm sad to say, is on the retired list. The clouds and the princess got some bling bling by adding glitter. The colors that were chosen match a section of material from the bumper covers of my friends baby room. I can't wait to see what photo she chooses to put in it.


Monday, September 21, 2009

CPS 134 Challenge and Cuttlebug Spot 1 year Anniversary

This card was for CPS 134 challeng, and cuttlebut spot challenge 1 year anniversary. I love this stamp and couldn't wait to use it. I did discover that I need to do a run to my local craft store for some ink and cardstock. I'm running a little low.
The stamp is Dasher from Stampin up!. I also used the cuttlebug snow embossing folder.
The item I would love to buy from custom crop is

Sunday, September 20, 2009

52 weeks 52 sketches #37

I'm so happy I was able to finish this page. The kids are all sick with a cold, and I've had very little sleep, but just had to get this page done. I hope you enjoy it. Oh and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper, I couldn't wait to use it.
Don't forget to check out my sister-in-laws page on her site here

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back from vacation

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted anything new for the past week, but I was lucky enough to be suprised with a wonderful vacation.
I'll be back to scrapping and card making very soon.

Enjoy the photo.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

52 sketches 52 weeks - #35

This was just so much fun. I've had this photo of my daughter and have been wanting to do something with it, and voila!! What a great layout. Thanks to
My sister-in-law completed this one as well, and it looks great, check it out


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pop Up Scrabook page - Just for fun

Hi all, I created this page ( it was the first page I had ever done.) for fun of my son.
It had a flap that opened, some slide outs, and a few pop ups. I love the pop ups. I'm not crazy about the layout, but I love many of the other elements and thought I would share.


USE IT - Challenge #25


Also check out my sister-in-law's boo bag here

Monday, August 31, 2009

Just for fun

I loved the owl from Hero arts so much I created a second card just for fun.


#46 Cuttlebug be inspired challenge

I kept this challenge simple. I think my favorite part was creating an ipod case for my ipod. Its in the tin. I also enjoyed creating the paper clip tops with the cosmo cricket line and then covering them with crystal effect. What FUN!!
Enjoy LOU
Check out my sister in laws set, she used the cosmo cricket my girl friday paper kit, and I must say it looks FABULOUS!! Check hers out

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Colorit - HERO ARTS colorit challenge

I created this card for the Hero Arts colorit challenge. Enjoy!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Week # 34

52 Sketches, 52 weeks.
This is the #34 layout I made of my son Matthew

CPS130 - Card positioning system

This was a great opportunity to try out my new halloween stamp set. Halloween is on its way.

I scored both sides of the card to create a two flap card. The happy halloween opens up and the haunted house opens up.

I also tried for the first time the shoe lace brads with floss.

I hope you enjoy the card.


Friday, August 28, 2009

'Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call'

Here are two cards I created for Your Next Stamp Design Team Call.
The First card I had some fun with and decided to do both the front and back.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Prehistoric Pals Picture Frame

Using the Stampin Up! Prehistoric pals stamp set, I created this picture frame for my friends son.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Sticky Situation Blog Candy Giveaway!

A Sticky Situation is giving away some blog candy here. Check it out, drawing will be on September 15th! She's giving away an online gift certificate of your choice, check out her blog for details!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Baby Announcement

This was the baby announcement that was created for my daughter Chelsea. Thank you to my Stampin UP! group for helping me create them.

The design idea came from Stampin Up! With some modification to colors and ribbon.
You can find it in the spring-summer 2009 catalog on pg. 143.

The design I created uses chocolate chip, pale plum, and Lavender Lace color cardstock.

The entire front image is attached to a medium size envelope with the top removed and a circle punch used for the tab.
A scallop edge punch was used for the top and bottom of the chocolate chip cardstock.

Thank you card

This card was created using the stamping up "definitely decorative daisy", and "Best Blossoms stamp sets. The stitching was done by hand and the colors are the Stampin Up! YoYo yellow, and Only orange.

Valentines Day Card

This was a simple card I completed for Valentines Day. I had several variations, including one with sequins.

Lous Leaping Lilly Designs

Welcome! This is my new blog! I hope I'll get to show you some of my designs, and share some of my techniques. I love making cards, but I also love digital scrapbooking.

Please visit my sister-in-laws blog and her wonderful store where you can find some amazing deals on stamps, kits, and packages, and free shipping!! Yes, free shipping!!