Friday, August 31, 2012

Sketch Challenge Time

I haven’t participated in any challenges for a very very long time but lately I have been inspired by this blog called Paper Craft Challenge!  So since I was short on time today and my own personal cards are not ready for sharing I thought I would use my MDS 2 and come up with this.

PCCC5 card-001

Very simple but useful.  Go take a look to see what others are doing with this sketch.  Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are You Up For The Challenge—Just Believe!

Weird title I know but it’s pretty awesome.  First of all I have been following Leslie Sansone and doing her “4 fast mile” DVD for the last month and yesterday I received an email to start another 10 day challenge with her.  So I did this morning, adding an extra 5 pound weight while walking.  Can you say sweat!  Then my neighbour Arla is in the Canadian Army and today she is doing a Mountain Man endurance race here in Edmonton.  She has to run 13 km, carry a canoe for 7km, canoe for another 10km then run another 13 km.  I wish I was as fit as she is especially those 6 pack abs, that I have been working on for months and still don’t have hers!

So in honour of her achievement, not only am I making her supper I thought I would give her this card for all of her hard work!


Whisper White CS 4.25 x 11”

Very Vanilla CS 4 x 5.25” and scrap

Square Lattice Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Just Believe Stamp Set

Basic Black Classic Ink Pad


Curly Label Punch

This is so simple..fold over the whisper white CS at the 5.5 mark.  Put through your very vanilla CS with the Square Lattice Folder into the big shot.  Secure as a layer with snail.  Take your scrap very vanilla card stock and your beautiful wings embosslits through your big shot.  Take the big butterfly and attach with a dimensional.  Stamp your saying with the basic black classic ink pad, punch it out with the curly label punch and attach with a dimensional.

Elegant isn’t it!  See you soon!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thinking Of You

Running behind today so I thought I would do a quick share of the card that inspired my earlier birthday card.
christyne's card
This is one of the cards my upline Christyne Richardson sent to her downline this past month.  I do believe the colors are Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade.  Once I figure out the stamp set, I will let you know.  Now off to exercise, make supper, do some shopping and go home to card making.  Have an awesome day!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Moment Frozen In Time

First of all stupid me forgot to take a picture of the footstool cover I made for my Mom.  I finished it at her house but woops there went that picture so the next time I get there again, I will.  I was playing with the new MDS 2 again and I found this GORGEOUS template for my daughters’ picture.  I love the vintage feel and overlay with the color combination.  Let me know what you think??
try again family-001
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Monday, August 27, 2012

It’s Baking Time!!

Well if you didn’t know from the picture in my banner, I don’t just do things like scrapbooking, and the like, but I do LOVE to bake!  I also have a ton of peanut butter in my house…I am not sure why but I do and my family does not have a love for it either.   So I figure I better bake with it then give it to my friends or my Mom.
So for my Mom today I made her a PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BREAD with my signature sugar cinnamon topping on it.
Here is the recipe:
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c shortening
  • 3/4 c peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 2/3 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c mashed bananas
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.  Cream shortening and peanut butter, then beat in sugar and eggs.  Alternately add dry ingredients and bananas, stirring with a wooden spoon.  Pour batter into well-greased and floured loaf pan, sprinkle the sugar cinnamon over top and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Vacation

This is going to be a quick post as we have a really busy day ahead of us.  I have been playing around with the new MDS 2, which is a must have in my books.  In July we went to Nanaimo, British Columbia to visit my dear sweet Mother-in-law and as always we do a family picture.

The MDS 2 has some awesome new templates so I just through this together.  Enjoy!

family photo-0012

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cloche Style Hat Birthday Card

A few weeks ago I made these cards for a friend to give as birthday cards.  I absolutely adore these cards and the pattern was super easy.  Again I am not always brilliant on my own (LOL) and I went to a wonderful friend’s blog called the Stamping T where I purchased her tutorial on how to make it.  This was money well spent and it is really cheap to buy.  I would strongly recommend it.
What I would also suggest is that you print the pattern onto card stock, cut it out, then trace around it.  That way you can make multiples of them.
Yes for the most part I used retired product except for the vintage brads.  If you are following me on Facebook, I already posted them earlier this month but I thought I would share here.  If you want to purchase the tutorial click on the Stamping T link above, you won’t regret it!
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Nice surprises!

Wow I received a nice surprise from my very good friend and upline Christyne Richardson (check out her blog Handstamped from the Heart) this morning in the mail.  She sent me and my husband a very beautiful Anniversary card.  It’s awesome!  I have to say I was never a fan of this stamp set but now that I see it in person, it is MOST definitely on my MUST get list!

my friend

Isn’t that the coolest!!!!  I have to really, really get that stamp set!  Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much Christyne!!!!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Lunch Idea!

Sorry this post is a little late but it is here!  Hectic day as always here, but that being said I am super excited that the kids will be going back to school in 12 days.  Woot Woot!
Anyhow my kids don’t want their usual lunch boxes but the paper lunch bags.  Then I got a brilliant thought instead of wasting money buying those why not make them!  So I did, well actually the majority of the sewing was done by my husband!  Yep you heard it here as the sewing machine kept dying on me but for him it worked just fine.  That should tell me something…but NO I won’t give up LOL.
So for two kids and a clean lunch bag for every day of the week that meant 10 of these little puppies had to be made…
lunch bags
No I am NOT always the smartest one on the block and had to find a pattern to make these.  I found it at the Pearl beeYou should go check it out!  Have an awesome day!
Open-mouthed smile
The Scrappin’ Mama Studios
Edmonton, Alberta
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My dog bella!

Well we had an awesome thunderstorm last night here in Edmonton and I, of course, slept through most of it.  But according to my husband our dog Bella was super duper scared of it.  I feel bad for her but what can you do other than give them more love.

Speaking of which, a few months back I did a MDS project with her in it.  Yes I have been creating while I was gone, so I thought I would share it with you.  Now I am currently playing with the NEW MDS 2 and all of it’s new features so I will share shortly some of those projects.  Enjoy my baby!

SAB 2012-001

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An ‘Elemental’ Birthday Card

I had a request from a follower on my ‘The Scrappin’ Mama Studios’ facebook page to have instructions on how to make this card.  I have to say this is not my original design.  I was inspired by my upline Christyne Richardson who is an absolute sweetheart and a very good friend, so thank you Christyne!!

In the next little while I will be adding a tutorial page to my blog where you can purchase a bunch of tutorials that can be very adaptable.  I am really excited to offer this service.  Enjoy this card…



Perfect  Plum CS 4.25 x 11”

Lucky Limeade CS 4 x 5.25” &  2.5 x 3.75”

Read Red CS 3.75 x 2.75”

Whisper White CS 3.5 x 2.5”

In Color DSP 2.25 x 3.5”

Perfect Plum Ink Pad, Real Red Ink Pad

Teeny Tiny Wishes, Elements of Style Stamp sets

Simply Scored Tool

Fold your Perfect Plum CS in half, then take your simply scored tool and score the front of your card at the 2.75” mark and fold it in half.  Attach your Lucky Limeade large piece to the inside of the card centred.  Attach the Lucky Limeade small piece to the front folded outside as per picture.  Attach the DSP to that next.  On your Whisper White CS stamp using the Elements of Style stamp in Perfect Plum.  Attach it to the Real Red CS.  Now what you do here is you attach the combined piece in this way…make sure that the card is folded in half and the front is in the proper fold.  Centre the Real Red piece over the centre of the card and attach half of it to the folded half in the front of the card with snail.  Stamp the saying in Real Red ink on the inside of the card.  Your done!!!

You should be able to open it like the picture below!!!  Now I am off to sew some buttons!bcard2

Simply beautiful and elegant anniversary card

Well I may not be the most consistent blogger in the world but somehow life, health, and family had to take over my time completely as of late and I am sure you can understand that.  I have been creating lately with sewing, was hired to make a bunch of cards, and baking to which I have been posting on my Facebook book page—The Scrappin’ Mama Studios!  Which seems to have popped some interest on how to make a few of them cards.

So because of that, I thought it would be easier to post the instructions here where you can hit the print friendly version OR PIN them to your boards for future reference.

…I’m back from writing this post.  I had to do my workout before it got too hot here.  LOL.  However back to my topic of the card and instructions.  PLEASE NOTE:  Doing up instructions is very time consuming and I don’t mind, however, I will not be posting instructions.  Unless, when I do post a card and you WANT instructions, please leave a comment, and I will post it on my blog as soon as I can.

anniversary card

Christyne R. don’t look at this post if you haven’t checked your mail yet!  lol


Whisper White card stock 4.25 x 5.5”; 4 x 5.25”; 3.75 x 5” and a scrap

Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Square Lattice Folder, Elegant Lines Folder

Basic Pearls; 5/8” Organza Ribbon

Word Window Punch

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Dimensionals; Mini glue dots

Crumb Cake Ink Pad  (All supplies Stampin’ Up!)

The first base is always the folded card with the dimensions of 4.25 x 5.5” when your done.  Your second layer is embossed with the square lattice folder.  Adhere with dimensionals.  Your third layer is embossed with the elegant lines folder and adhere it with dimensionals.   Take your scrap paper and use your beautiful wings embosslits.  Adhere those with mini glue dots as per the picture.  Attach your pearls as per picture.  Stamp your saying with the crumb cake ink pad and punch it out with the word window punch.  I just snailed it to the card.  Grab 5” of the ribbon and tie it in a single knot.  Adhere it with a mini glue dot.  My husband really liked the card.

Enjoy your day and thanks for sticking around!


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