Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Scrap It With a Song reveal

So I'm a little late getting this up. Oops.

Yesterday, we kicked off yet another week of this sing-along challenge.  This time, our song is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  The version we're working with is by Katherine McPhee.  I remember watching her sing this on the only season of American Idol that I ever watched from beginning to end. Haha.

The lyric I chose to use on my card is "... and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."

I really love this song.  My goal here was to do something OTHER than a rainbow.  That was harder than I thought. Haha.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go on and check out the Scrap It With a Song blog and join us for this week's challenge :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cookin' Up Some Punny Stuff

*If you're looking for my card for 365 Cards, it's down toward the bottom!*

Hey there blogger-friends!  It's been a while since I've done a regular ol' "hey, look at this!" post.  This summer has been shaping up to be a pretty fun one so far.  I had a couple of goals that I made for myself, and I'm well on my way to meeting those!  The first one was to make cards to send in to Operation Write Home.  I picked up a medium-sized box at the post office the other day to see how close I was to actually filling it-- and I'm about half way there!

Oh, and speaking of cards (ummm... duh, what else would we be speaking about on here?), I added a couple of links over there on the sidebar.  Take a second and check out Susie's blog, where I was a featured stamper.  She has some great stuff to share! ---->>

My other goal was to see every show at the Muny this season.  Three down, four to go.  I've seen Beauty and the Beast, Titanic: The Musical and Damn Yankees.  I don't know if there's any other place like the Muny, but it's definitely one of my favorite attractions during the summer.  Because it's an outdoor theater (and because St. Louis weather is kind of ridiculous) it's a bit of a hit-or-miss situation with the rain.  This is the first year that I've gone and a show actually got rained out.  My whole family went to see Titanic a couple of weeks ago. They were predicting storms for that particular night, but we decided to go anyway, in hopes that any rain would be over with before the show was supposed to start.  Besides, we always do the free seats, so it's not like we were gonna lose money on tickets or anything.  No such luck.  It rained from the time we arrived until well into the evening when they finally canceled the show at 9:30.  Oh well :-) We had fun anyway-- This was our view from the free seats:

I ended up going a few nights later with a friend.
She had tickets.
They were really close.
It was awesome.
"Cats" is showing this week... I've never seen the show before, so I'm looking forward to it.

SO... finally, I've got a card to share with you.  This one is for today's challenge over at 365 Cards.  The challenge is to create a card with something related to the cooking of food. Well, it just so happens that I recently picked up some super cute stickers at Archivers for exactly this purpose.  I was fishing through the "hot spot" corner and I said to myself, "There's always some kind of food-related challenge and I never have anything for it... I'll buy these."  And whaddya know! Hehe.

HAHA.  I love puns. When I started making this, my original idea was that it could be used as a belated birthday card.  But it kinda works as any kind of apology card.

Also, I made this card LAST week, but never got around to posting it to the challenge...

This one was for 365 Cards' "Imagine This: Chalkboard" challenge.  It's almost back-to-school time!  I'll be back at work in almost exactly one month. *sigh* It's gonna go so fast.

Hope y'all are having a fabulous week!! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Ahh, love.  Love, love, love.

I love love.  Love is lovely.

All you need is love.  Love.  Love is all you need.

Oh wait, wrong song...


Okay, seriously now.  Today is Monday, which means I'm still single!  No... wait... that's not right.  It means it's time for a new song challenge at Scrap it With a Song!

(Good heavens, what did I drink this morning?  I'm in a really weird mood.)

Our song of inspiration for this week is "L-O-V-E" as sung by Nat "King" Cole.  I absolutely lo... uh... extremely like this song. Lol.  Here's the card I created...

I found the "L-O-V-E" stamp in the dollar bin, and the paper on clearance at Michaels.  I love when that happens!!

I sure hope you'll come join us for this week's challenge! Our sponsor is our very own Angela aka Toucan Scraps-- check out the link below to browse her store.

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's already Monday again?

I'm not entirely sure where these days go.  As I'm sitting here, scrolling through my blog list, I realized that I completely forgot to set up a post for today's Scrap It With a Song reveal!

This week our song is "Happy Together" by The Turtles.  For my card I just decided to go with the title as my inspiration.  Also, I was itching to use the Paper Dolls Dress-Up cartridge that I got for my birthday.  Here's what I came up with:

Gotta be honest with ya here, not my favorite card ever, but I really like the paper dolls.   I added some extra stuff on the bride with a little rhinestone for her necklace and some ribbon on her dress.  I left the groom pretty much alone, except for a really thin layer of diamond glaze on his shoes.  The other tricky thing about this card is that their legs extend over the edge of the heart-shaped base, so you have to make a second set of "bottoms" for the back.  Otherwise they look a little indecent :-) Hehe.

SOoooOO... Now that you've seen what I cam up with, why don't you hop on over to check out the rest of the DT's creations and maybe even take a stab at it yourself!

Also, the winner of this weeks challenge will receive three digi-stamps from at Shop Handmade.  Click the banner below to check it out!

Hope to see you there!  Peace out :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

America the Beautiful

Happy Monday, my peeps!  For those of you who have an extra day off work today, I hope you have a chance to use a part of it for some crafty time :-)

It's challenge time again at Scrap It With a Song!  Our song this week is "America the Beautiful."  Now, for those of you who are from all over the globe, never fear-- there are all kinds of things to pull from in this song!

My card is based off of the line about "purple mountains majesty."  I used chalks to draw the mountains and the sun, then I went over a few parts with an eraser to add some more detail.  I printed "Beautiful" on a sheet of acetate and mounted it over the drawing.  The picture isn't great... the chalks are pretty light and hard for the camera to really pick up, but you get the idea ;-)

I hope you'll play along with us this week! CLICK HERE to go to the challenge :-)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Well, Now that's just cool :-)

So guess what, friends! I'm done with my June craziness!!! That means I should be back into the swing of things pretty soon.  I have SO missed hanging out on the blogs with you all.

Today at 365 Cards, they're kicking off a celebration after reaching 1000+ followers.  It's also a reader appreciation week, of sorts, and the super cool thing is that they asked ME to be a part of it!!  So today, along with four other fabulously talented ladies, I got to create a card for this week's Super Sketchy Sunday:

Isn't it a fun sketch?  I'm thinking you should definitely head on over to 365 Cards and, at the very least, check out the rest of the cards from the guest designers!  And THEN, play along.  Because I said so ;-)

For those of you in these United States of America, celebrating Independence Day-- Have lovely, safe, fun and fabulous weekend!

OH yeah, and if you haven't already, make sure you go check out the "blog tour" over on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.  I didn't ever get a chance to get a post set up for it as I'd hoped, but there's so many great cards to see!! Go check it out.  Click the button on the top right of my blog.