Monday, February 28, 2011

Meet the Kerlin's

It's my 20th anniversary this year -- so I've decided to save my wedding pictures from the sticky album. They look so sad in there! 

My husband & I having our first picture taken together.  I made the flower out of scrap fabric. 

Bazzil Cardstock
Basic Grey -- Wisteria
Martha Stewart border punch
Prima pearls
Michaels -- journaling block
Cosmo Cricket tiny type clear
Hand made Flower

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday Sketch -- Day 355

Trying to play catch up -- here's a simple card based on  Friday's Sketch.  

I used the cracked glass  technique on the stamp.  And the papers are all scraps.

Tim Holtz distress ink -- black soot
Stampin' Up Bird stamp (2005)
Stampendous Thinking of you stamp ($1 bin at M's). 


Wednesday Sketch -- Day 353

Sadly I have fell behind this week & I so love sketches.  So let's see what I can get done today.  

Here is Wednesday's sketch -- I turned it into a 5.25 x 5.25 card and went with a St Patrick's Day theme.  Think this one may be for hubby since he is Lucky to have me!!  LOL

Products --

Little Yellow Bicycle --- Lucky Me Blue Geometric
Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me Stickers
American Crafts Cardstock
Michaels Gems

Pencil LInes Sketch -- Back Po Man.

I had fun with this sketch from the blog.  Everyone seems to be into banners right now.

And here's what I did with it.  

This is my son Brian back in the summer of 1998.  He absolutely loved construction equipment and would tell everyone he was going to be a "Back Po" Man.  So glad I got an opportunity to use that in a title.  So don't worry -- it's not a typo.


Background -- Kraft Paper
Pink Paislee -- Starlight Collection Glow
Pink Paislee -- Old School Collection Prep School
Jillibean Soup -- Kraft Corrugated Alphabet
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type - Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Foam Dots

Thanks for looking

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some random lo's

Here are some lo's that I recently completed.  I'm a random scrapper -- I jump from decade to decade.  Here they are from 1966 -- 1999 -- 2010.  

Card Recipe -- Day 348

Today we were given a card recipe:
5x5 card
2 ribbons
3 buttons
patterned paper
stamp (rubber or digi)

Once again --- I only used scraps to make my card.  TFL

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Day 344 -- Rinches

One inch round circles or "rinchies".
The challenge was to use at least 3 on a card.  I kept this a very general card -- again all scraps.  The doily has been in my stash for quite a while.


My Mind's Eye -- Ooh La La
Color Box Chalk Ink
Creative Memories 1 Inch circle punch
Misc Scraps

Thinking in Thirds

Day 347 -- Thinking in Thirds
The challenge was to create a card in 3 parts without any part overlapping the other.  Once again, my card is all scraps.  The flower is from a tutorial I found on Helen Croft's Scrap A Little Blog.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Feeling Like a Rock Star

Day 345 ---

The challenge was to add some "rock star" to a card -- here's what I came up with.  Being the Mom of 2 boys -- I always think what would they like.


Basic Grey -- Origins
Bazzill Red
Making Memories Metallic Eyelets
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type
Indie Art Cricut Cartridge
Little Yellow Bicycle -- Generation X(or Y) Rubons


Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 343 -- Super Sketchy Sunday 

Basic Grey: Green at Heart Collection
Moss, Basil, Seedling
EK Success Retro Flower
EK Success Extra Large Flower
American Crafts Ribbon
Spare Parts Button Brad
Doodlebug All Mixed up Rub ons

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Men

Here are my boys enjoying the snowstorm that we had on 12/26/2010. I love Eastern NC snow.  It was all completely gone in 2 days!  My kind of snow.  

I don't use a lot of glimmer mist -- but I tried my hand at using it today.  I punched out some snowflakes and laid them on the white paper and then sprayed the top. I'm pretty happy with the results.  I received the cute little snowman in a swap of winter items.  

The scallop is hand cut using a punched heart -- I love the unevenness of it.  


Bazzill Whie
DCWV Blue Jean Paper
Don Juan Cricut Cartridge
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Tattered Angels Blue Skies Glimmer Mist


White Space -- Day 340

Today we were given this sketch --

The decorations were to be kept to the blacked out areas.  

 Echo Park Life is Good -- Simple Stripes
Bazzill Basics Feather Boa
Cricut Cartridge -- Mother's Day Bouquet
American Crafts Premium Ribbon
Color Box Chalk
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -- Swiss Dots
Other papers -- unknown scraps


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cats Love Christmas Too

Here is my sweet Pumpkin at Christmas.  He loves the tree and to play in all the gift wrap.  Sadly he had o presents under the tree.  I cut the borders using a heart punch.  There is a hidden journaling tag tucked on the right side.

I wanted to use Christmas colors without using typical Christmas papers.


Ad Inspired -- Day 337

An ad was given to us for the 365 card challenge -- 

Here it the inspiration:

And here's what I came up with.  

Basic Grey Nook & Pantry - scraps
Jenni Bowlin -- Embellished Butterflies
Wordswoth Happy Birthday Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -- Frayed Burlap
Zing Embossing Powder -- Clear
Marvy Heat Embosser
Making Memories Distresser
Cricut Cartridge -- Mother's Day Bouquet 


Cat Nap

I came up with this lo of Kevin & our cat Pumpkin based on the lo.  The challenge was to use negative space on the lo.  This is New Years Eve 2010 -- while I'm running around cooking & getting ready for company -- here is Kevin helping!!

Products --
Basic Grey Cupcake (background & pp)
Mothers Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge
Ek Success Donut Chain Punch
Machine Sewing
Misc buttons & brads
Title font Feeling Groovy Cricut Cartridge

I also added a cartoon that we've had on the bulletin board for about 2 years.  It seemed erfect for this lo.

Day 338 -- Sponsored Inspired

The Challenge was called SRM.  Sticker -- Ribbon -- Masking.  
Once again I was able to use all scraps for this card.   

Products --
Paper -- all scraps
Jolee's sticker -- Heart
Feeling Groovy Cricut Cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Worn Lipstick
Crafters Workshop Mini Bricks 6x6 template
Color Box Chalk - Rogue
Making Memories Color Staples


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


My son is very creative & is always busy doing something crazy.  Every year as part of spirit week at school they have one day called -- Character Day.  Where they can get dressed up as a character from a movie, literature, pop culture.  You get the idea.  He told me he was going to be "Scarecrow"; of course, I thought he meant the sweet & lovable scrarecrow from Wizard of Oz

Oh NO!  He busied himself designing the mask & gloves -- he sewed them completely by himself.  I had no idea who he was supposed to be when he walked downstairs in a jacket & tie.  But then he showed me the pic from the movie.  (top photo)  I think he did a pretty good job.

So I wanted to do this lo justice.  I think I had as much fun as Brendan.

Except for the blue -- everything here is scraps.  I have no idea what the brand of pp is -- it's been in my stash for a while.  The square is brown kraft paper -- which I love working with.  I distressed it using Making Memories Edge Distress & then inked the edges with brown cat eyes chalk ink.  I added some scraps of paper which I also distressed and a bit of burlap.  I twisted several pieces of twine -- brown & blue and stapled it done on the ends.  

I was really happy with the title (well to be honest, not at first).  I used my deep cut blade to cut out the letters in cardboard.  They didn't cut very throughly, but I like the ragged look.  I inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo & Black Soot.  The font is Feeling Groovy - one of my favs.   

I love the white Signo pen for journaling.  

Everyone loved Brendan's costume & I so proud he did it all by himself.  What a catch he's gonna be!