Thursday, August 28, 2008

Recipe Swap

I joined a Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipe swap over on Split Coast. I am such a Peanut Butter fanatic, so much so that I will eat peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon. J I know that to you non peanut butter lovers, that just sounds awful. When I saw this swap that combined both peanut butter and chocolate, I just had to join. I chose one of my favorite recipes… Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies. Yum! These are the kind of cookies that are soft and chewy… and not a bit fattening. LOL! I hear if you only eat the broken ones there aren’t as many calories… the calories seem to fall out or something.

I found this really cute chocolate chip cookie patterned paper at our local scrapbook store, Scrapbooks Galore, and thought it would be perfect for my recipe; however you will notice that I didn’t think it through well enough. I have completely covered the paper with my recipe, so you can’t even tell that it has chocolate chip cookies on it. The best laid plans…

The argyle paper is a retired paper from a company no longer in business. I don’t remember the maker of the chocolate chip cookie paper, and the cardstock is Bazill.
Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Recipe Swap

I am a member of a yahoo group called Safe Scrapbook Swaps and among other swaps, they have a monthly recipe swap. This month's swap theme is “My Favorite Snack”, so I chose to use my mom’s recipe for Cranberry Jell-O… I absolutely love this stuff.

The papers are retired papers from a company that is no longer in business. the hardware is from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Cool! I received another RAK... this one is from Stephanie Luman . Stephanie is a Stampin Up! rep in Ohio. Such a cute card! Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sketch Challenge SC189

It’s time for another Split Coast sketch challenge. I really liked this sketch, I found it fun to work with and easy to use. The patterned papers are from a paper stack by ScrapWorks, purchased at Hobby Lobby half off. :-) Cardstock is from a DCWV stack.

I used white Staz-on ink on the edges of the clear flower to give it some definition. Did you know you can color a button with a sharpie? I needed a black button; however I had just about every color except black. Then I noticed a black sharpie sitting on my desk… it says “permanent marker” on the side, so I thought why not give it a try… it worked! Who knew?

The chipboard letters are Heidi Swap and were white when I started. I wanted the letters to match my blue cardstock, so I used my markers to color them and then topped them off with stickles for some glitz.

Thanks for looking.


Playing With Die Cuts

This is actually something I made earlier in the summer. I was at the LSS and they had a lot of really cute die cuts…. I guess I had just never paid attention to them before. I decided to cut a few out and see what I could do with them.
I cut out three of the palm tree shape... once in brown and once with two different shades of green (for added dimension).

I left the brown tree completely in tact so I could use it as a base to adhere everything to. I cut the top off the two green trees and used ink to add detail to the edges. I added detail to the trunk of the tree with a black marker and then used ink (on a cotton tip) for shading. Then I used a circle punch to punch 3 circles from brown cardstock to create the coconuts.

When I glued everything back together, I flipped one of the tree tops in the opposite direction for some added dimension. I think it turned out pretty cute. I may have to experiment with some other die cuts.

All the papers in the background are leftover paper scraps.... have to find some way to use up all those scraps. LOL

Thanks for looking.


Sketch Challenge SC188

I am a bit late posting this one. This is from last weeks sketch over on Split Coast. Here is the sketch...

This sketch was a challenge for me, completely out of my comfort zone... not at all my usual style. Again, I used papers I had leftover from a layout I had created. The papers are from a DCWV stack and the flowers are actually a rub-on.

I am not pleased with the result, but who knows... maybe it will grow on me. :-)
Thank you for looking.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sketch Challenge SC187

I am really enjoying the challenges over at Split Coast. I find myself trying things a little different from what I normally do... a little outside my box. This week I decided to also challenge myself to use up some of my leftover supplies... you know, after you make a scrapbook page or card and have all the bits and pieces of paper and embellishments left over. I decided to use them for the sketch challenge this week.

The butterflies and sentiment I used were leftover stickers from quite a while back (this particular company is no longer in business), and the swirl on the inside of the card is one of those rub-on's I was "saving" for something special because I thought it was so pretty. LOL! Well, I am not going to allow myself to do that anymore. Okay, enough blah, blah, blah... here is this weeks sketch.

And here is my attempt. The papers are all DCWV and the bling and brads are from Hobby Lobby. I thought the black cardstock added contrast and made the colors really pop. Thanks for looking!


I've been RAK'ed

Is that a word? I joined the RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) list over at Split Coast, and I received my first RAK in the mail yesterday afternoon. An absolutely wonderful card from Lisa (doesn't she have the coolest name, LOL). Check out her card below, and you can check out her gallery on Split Coast HERE. Thank you, Lisa! I LOVE the card.