National Youth Leadership and Hello!

Hi my dear readers CCG 210 is up and full of inspiration for you.  This week the colors are way far from my comfort zone, as you all know I am a Pink Lady!  But I also have a son and this weeks colors could not be more perfect to clebrate the White Stag he received after completing  his NYL Training!  He mas us so PROUD!!!
So here is the inspiration

And here is my take
210 NYL

I used woodgrain and ledger for the focus pon pattern , created the white stag from a Tim Holtz die as the base, handstitched my felt flags , ripped the paper and left the bottom of the page un cut, LOL!!!

For the inspiration card I made a cute Hello card, using this amazing sticker by Basic Grey

I do hope you get inspired and feel like playing with us this week!




Have you visited OUAS lately?  There is this gorgeous sketch to play with..

the journaling criteria this time around is to write 2 lines on your photo, any way you want, so here is my take!
I chose to write using a slick writer by American Crafts I went straight into the photo
 Take time to play...it is the secret of youth!  then some mama advice: Make time to Dream!
 lots of layers and ruffles

 I guess my journaling transcript melts right in with Pink Paislee's journaling tag
 And the finished piece

Remember I will be working with my
Scrap the Town Pink
To aid in the fight against
Breast Cancer
Next Week
Wed. Sept 28
Sat. Oct 1st
Blessings to you



Berry Sweet!

I just made a page for Scrapbook Challenges, their sketch this week # 267 called, begged for some stitches!

For my take I wanted to use more than one photo, they were too adorable to pass up!  I have scrapped about Rosa before she is my DD's favorite doll, she is into plushies and she sleeps with her every night.  We went together shopping and she felt in love with this watermelon outfit, since she never asks for anything I bought it for her and decided it would be so fun if we could dress Rosa like her...We bought the fabric and I did her outfit and she painted the watermelon seeds on the dress like the ones on her shirt.  This is the first time I could photograph the 2 dressed like twins!

And of course my pint sized scrapper needed her own photos and she needed to do a page too, she even recycled the packaging of her Imaginisce journaling labels for her matted photos.  But what
i find most impressive is her stitching, you have to take a look at her work with the needle and don't you just love what she did with her journaling tag, she drew the both of them!!!


Freeze Frame!

Freeze frame! this week's them at CCG #209 is up, head on over to be inspired and to play, the designer's challenge Focus on Photos!

This week photo inspired me to create a border, if you look closely on the inspiration photo you will see a Greek "S". since I didn't have a graphic border I decided to create one using a mask and some ink, here is the look before I finished, I also used some Glimmer Mist to make some splatters in the back with a beautiful teal color!

Here is how it looks after the finishing all 4 sides!

I also painted some liquid pearls in Cantaloupe to accent my flower clusters.

For the card I made a recycled piece using the Pink Paislee packaging of my mistables
the packaging happened to be the perfect grey

and the cameo was the perfect focus on a single image potrait, if you look closely to the top shelf you will see the sculpture that has a cameo feel to it!


I "heart" you!!!!

This week I am catching up on all my favorite sites and oh what a challenge the girls have at

I heart you is their theme and I wanted t play with Jenni Bowlins stamp, I decided to change the star kite for a heart that I popped 3-d, some pearls and pleated paper, a bow a sealed with a kiss sentiment for you!

Now go over and play!!!


Much to share

Well it has been a while since I have played just for the fun of it, specially in one of my favorite challenge sites.  This week they have a use a sketch challenge, well I wanted to even make the sketch so here is my entry for the kraft journal.

yesteday my dogs were playing outside with some vines from an ivy in the yards wall, I figured I could play too, so took a piece and started weaving a tiny wreath.  it did not wanted to stay plain, she was begging for some goodness so I gave her some Websters TLC love and she was happy, so she is my central focus along with the perfect sentiment: this moment is yours!

I also painted the edges with some bisque liquid pearls for good measure as the Kraft was begging me for some love too... Here is my sketch, what do you think?  if you do something with it please link me to see it!

Now here is sketch no 265 at scrapbook challenges if you want to play!
the full LO is in their gallery if you want to take a peek!

Have a beautiful week ours is very wet with the passing of storm Maria and remember the
scrap the town pink event on
Sept 28 and
Oct 1st


You are my cup of tea!

Welcome to a new week at CCG the inspiration this week is right up my alley and the deisgners challenge is PEARLS!!! how cool is that!

Don't you just adore the color names??? makes me want to sit down and enjoy a cup of mulberry tea, seasoned with some sugared lilac in a porcelain pearl cup!!! well here is what I came up with:
After seeing the inspiration photo I decided to drw, cut, stamp and paint some tea cups.  I wanted them to stack and used a stamp by Kaisercraft to create the pretty blooms on the "porcelain" like the inspiration photo.  Used some watercolors and some colored pencils to achieve the palette.  Then I decided to sip my tea I needed a tea bag, hummm... I had some leftover paper, the one that covers glue dots so they don't stick to each other and I cut and folded it to make a tiny envelope to hold my "tea"  In it I wrote in the tiniest handwriting the sentiment "you are my cup of tea"  to seal it  and finish it I made a tiny hole with a needle and threaded a piece of string.  It is popped up in 4 layers of pop dots so that I could get 3 different letter and "really put my tea bag in!  A lotof work but so well worth the effort!  For the designers challenge PEarls I used my liquid pearls after drawing some "hot steam" and finished it up with some vintage blue fairy dust lace!
Here is the finished piece:

For my LO I was inspired by the old books so I used a print paper again, and the old print of tiny blooms reminded me of the porcelain cups blooms.  For my mulberry color I used a cameo in between the flowers and after sewing the banner I dropped the needle on top of the LO, I thought it looked so cool I decided to just leave it there!

SHE has her dad wrapped around her finger...just look at them!
I matted in the fintest pink the white cardstock, it is a swiss dot by Bazzill
My mom gave me the vintage lace years ago, the blloms are all Prima from vqrious years in my "private collection" and the pearls are from Kaiser
Hope you enjoy creating this week as much as I did!!!!


207 is live!!!

Here is CCG  207... and the focus this week is on type!  It can be dictionary, newsprint, old paper, script...

And the colors are....red, lilac,brown and white...inspired yet?

Here is a close up of one of my fave pics of DD
and a Grsphic 45 fairy who happened to have a  lilac bodice with red wings... 

I also cut with my nestabilities some doiles and a border...
One thing I want you to know, beside being a pp hoarder, I am also a confesed flower hoarder too, true..not ashamed...so the controversial blooms are made by Prima, all of them, the red ones are , ready?
they just happened to have the perfect shade of red.
and for your card inspiration I did a tag!

207 Thank you so much
Have a beautiful week and remember we are going to:
scrap the town pink!!!!
Sept. 28, 2011 10:30 AM
Oct. 1st, 2011 1:30 PM