Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from the JMECreations DT!

Indeed it is Halloween! I am stuck at work today (sad face) I hope everyone else is out playing and having a great time!  Here is a quick Halloween card and treat bag I made for today's DT post.

I saw the batty ribbon at Joann's for half off and I had to buy it! 
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but this is what I came up with.  I used the CTMH stamp of the month "Wicked" from August for my black cat and sentiment. 
I bought a super cool glossy gel pen to make my sentiment pop!
I love my new pen!

For this cute little treat bag I used this spooky little Joann's sticker.
I also added twine because I think that twine makes everything better!!

Here is the matching pair!

Everyone have a fun and safe Halloween!
Don't forget to haunt Jamie's blog to see what everyone else came up with!
Happy Haunting!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Summer Fun Revistied!

Here is a little bit of summer fun to warm up the crisp fall air!
These pictures were taken out our local fair.
I only work on my 12x12 layouts 2 to 3 times a year so my timing is a little off for the seasons.
(I save them all for my weekend retreats)

I had to do a cow  layout because I couldn't pass up these cute pictures I took.
The baby cow was actually born at the Fair.  
Isn't she super sweet!!

I used my Create a Critter Cart to make my little cow and little red barn.
I took my Tim Holtz embossing folder to give my little red barn some texture.
I lined my heart with some awesome twine!
I love me some twine right now!
One of my favorite techniques is using buttons for grass. 
I love the way it looks!

I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane at the Fair!
Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tips for Tuesday! Guest Tipper!

Keep your eyes moving!

Today's tip is brought to you by Kari @
Stop by her blog and check her awesome work!

The tip is the idea of keeping your eye roaming around the layout or card you make.
You want to make sure you have a main focus
 and then the stuff around it is moving the eye to see around it.

Like for example the main focus of the layout is the picture 
but the embellies like ribbon, flowers, and journal around the picture
 is what keeps the eye roaming around the main focus.....
they see all that other pretties.

Same thing for the card,
usually a sentiment or stamp that is the main focus 
then decorating around it keeps the eye moving to see the whole card.

Thank you so much Kari for tipping on my blog!
You are welcome back anytime!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Card take 3!

October is full of birthdays for me!
Here is my attempt at a masculine card.

It's pretty simple but I really like it!
Of course it's Echo Park paper so what's not to like?
I threw in some twine and a cute little brad,
but everything else is Echo Park!
In case you didn't get the hint,
I love me some Echo Park!

Happy Birthday Noah!
And to all my crafty friends,
a very merry unbirthday to you!
Unless it's your birthday today,
then happy birthday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hello My Foxy Friend!

Just a quick little card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge. 

This challenge was all about paper piecing. 
I had an awesome time making this card. 
I used a little bit more of my Echo Park scraps,
my Lawn Fawn stamps,
twine, and my Cricut.
The sentiment is CTMH.
The end result makes me smile.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a  super crafty weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Road Trip Scrapped! A Winner Too!

Here is the layout from the Scrapbook Expo Portland Road Trip!
Please don't judge the picture on the left! 
After all, it was 3:30 in the morning!

Thanks to my bloggy buddy Kacee McVic, I love Imaginisce.
I used paper from their Road Trip collection to create this page.

My "To Do List" journaling is Basic Grey paper.
I used my EK Success punch to make the paper look like it came from a notebook.
Pretty cute if you ask me!

Our trip was awesome and a huge success.

Now for my blog candy winner from Monday's Digital blog hop!
Today's lucky winner is,

Dena said...

Great job on these! Just gorgeous!

Dena Jones

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tips for Tuesday!

Faux Pin Wheels!

One of my lovely FB friends posted a link on making faux pin wheels!      (Thanks Sue!) 
My tip this week is to check out the Stars&Stamp blog to see, not only this fabulous pin wheel, but other awesome tutorial's!  You won't be disappointed!

This is my pin wheel on a birthday card for a very special friend!  Happy birthday Louisa!  I hope you have an
awesome day! Love you!

Monday, October 17, 2011

JME Creations Design Team Post! And A WINNER!!

For the digital blog hop please scroll down one post.

A design team post with color.
Purple, Green, Orange!

This is pretty much my first Halloweeny post of the season.
I used my cute Michael's $1.00 stamps to make my little Vamp and sentiment.
I busted out the Martha Stewart blood punch for my orange border.
And I IROCK'ed my Vamp's eyes.

Simple post for a simple card. 
I think it turned out pretty cute though. 

Make sure you check out all rest of the DT posts at
You won't be disappointed! My fellow DT peeps rock!

Oh wait!! I almost forgot! My winner from the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!
And the winner is......


pattyk said...

Wonderful project--love your card thanks

Thank you so much Patty for hopping along and following my blog!
I will be contacting you shortly but you can always contact me first!

Digital Scrapping Blog Hop!

Do you do digital layouts? Do you want to learn?
This is a blog hop to see what other people are up to in this new and creative way to preserve memories. Some of these ladies are old pros while others, like myself, are new to it all but we are all crafty so there should be some great layouts to enjoy and maybe a trick or two to learn.

 Please join us and hop along starting with Jearise our hostess.
  Make sure you hop through all the digital displays from our wonderful scrap bookers.

Our sponsor for this hop is MyMemories Suite 
 Check out their site to see beautiful layouts and just how easy it is to start digital scrap booking.


Go to the MyMemories suite site and find a digital layout you like.
Return to Lorby's World and post your favorite digital layout in the comment box for this hop.
Jearise from Lory's World will pick a winner after midnight on October 18th.
As a special to all those that hop along and leave a comment at all blogs on this hop,  

Grand Prize: A free copy of the latest digital scrap booking software from“MyMemories Suite.”

Runner Up: $10 gift certificate to My Memories Suite to help indulge your new found hobby.

If you have traveled  here from Christel then you are on the right digital highway and will continue over to Staci McD. If you got lost and found yourself on my doorstep by mistake,
you can head to the beginning of the digital highway here: Jearise's blog 
 here is the complete hop line up to help you on your journey!

                                 Christel -
                                 Shannon -
 Michelle - Barbara B-       
Lisa ~
Lisa -
Gill -
Lynne -
 Lynda -

Here is my layout digital layout using MyMemories Suite!

MyMemories has a ton of digit kits to choose from ranging in price.
The good news is they have a lot of cool stuff that is also free!
Everything I used on this layout was free with MyMemories!
The program is so simple and user friendly,
I love it and you will too!

Another fun thing you can do with this program is make blog buttons!
Here is one I made for my birthday hop in April.

Totally cute right! I love it!
It's so me!

Thanks for hopping along. Your next stop is

But wait!! There's more! I have a little candy of my own!!
A little late, but I did some spring cleaning in my craft room.
So for the winner I have a goodie grab bag full of scrap randomness!

All you have to do to win is;
Become a follower of my blog (if you already are! Yah!!)
Leave a comment on this post
Live in the Continental US!

I will pick my winner using
and will announce my winner on Thursday the 20th!
Super easy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop brought to you today by JME Creations Design Team. If you just came from  Holly's blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened to come across my blog and you want to hop along, please start at the beginning at
Here is the complete line up in case you get lost!

The Great Pumpkin Hop List:

Jamie -

Here is my project!
This is my attempt at an esle card. 
I love this whole design team thing.
I have been creating a lot of firsts lately!

I used a lot of different elements to make this card.
 To make my haunted house I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cart
To make my pumpkins I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cart
Finally to make my moon I used the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cart!
That's right, three different carts to make this card come together!

I gave my pumpkins some cute little Peachy Keen faces!
I love their stamp sets!!

I used some twine along with my IRock bling for accent.

My sentiment is yet again from the Michael's dollar bin!
I am really starting to love that bin!
My for the fun part!
Blog candy!!

Sorry guys, I don't have a picture today but I will be giving away a
The Close To My Heart stamp double stamp set
This is a super cute stamp set, great for any season!

All you have to do to win is;
 Become a follower of my blog (if you already are! Yah!!)
Leave a comment on this post 
Live in the Continental US!

I will pick my winner using
and will announce my winner on Monday the 17th!
Super easy!
Now on to your next stop!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Please join the JME Creations design team for a super fabulous blog hop!
The fun starts at Jamie's Blog!
Hop along with us!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Card!

Happy Birthday to my lovely assistant Sierra!
Her favorite color is blue. 
Not my most favorite color to work with.
Here is what a came up with!
Hope you all enjoy it!

I really hope she enjoys it. 
I myself am not sure about this one.
Have a crafty day!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tips for Tuesday!

Smart phones are a great tool!

For those of you that have smart phones use them to your scrapbooking advantage!
I use mine all the time!

I use mine at Michael's or Joann's.
I like to take pictures of the add signs at both places so I get their discounts at either store.

For iphone users, there is a Joann's app for coupons!
It is awesome!

There is also an app for
The app is called Today's Steals.

When I am at my local scrapbook store Stampadoodle,
I take pictures of all the cards and layouts that I like for inspiration.

Lastly when I scrap I always layout my whole page before I glue anything down.
I use my iphone to take pictures of my layout so I know where everything goes.
Sometimes I layout my page too many times to remember what I just did.

Bottom line, smart phones rock!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

For The Love Of Ryan! My Craft Spot DT Call!

Hello my bloggy friends!! This layout is a first for me. 
 I saw something similar on a fellow friends blog and thought I would give it a shot. 
My main focus for this layout was layering. 
I am all for dimension in my layouts but never really layering.

For those of you that don't me personally, I love the paranormal!
I find it extremely fascinating!
My favorite paranormal TV show is
Paranormal State!
(the old one, not the new class)
In saying that, the host Ryan Buell is my favorite!!
I have been blessed with meeting him on more then one occasion.
This last time I was a part of the bloggy world so this layout got a touch of something new.
I also decided my something new would work great for the

Only having two pictures for this layout,
I decided to blow up the Space Needle and cut around it.
I thought I would add to the randomness of my layering.

In order to create my layers I laid down a strip of orange paper which you can see in the background.
I wanted to have an area marked to create on.
I found some paper scraps from the scrap bin that matched my background.
I used my Sizzix machine to cut out three different sized flowers and hearts.
I had some extra Halloween embellishments to add.
Rub-ons that came with my paper.
My rock to attach my bling.
Last I used my Cricut Cart, Rock Princess to make my little "lucky" skull.
My layer started from the left and worked it's way over.
I tried to show as much layout and dimension without over powering the page.
I think I found the right balance.

Where there was negative space with on my orange strip
I added some IROCK bling.
I used my rub-ons on my picture and for the with bottom layer.
I love the effect it had on my layout.

I hope you all enjoyed my "Ryan" layout!
Have a crafty day!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge Post!

I bought my first set of Lawn Fawn stamps about a month ago.  I went to the Olympic Game farm with my husband for our 5 year anniversary.  There was the cutest raccoon there and I got some great pictures of him! So when I saw the Lawn Fawn Critters In The Forest stamp set, I had to have it!! When I saw the Lawnscaping challenge I had to create it!  The challenge is all about dimension and it went right along with my layout idea.  
Here is my Lawn Fawn layout!

I used the tree stamp and a bunch of green scrap paper to make my forest. 
I used my Cuddle Bug embossing folders on some of the trees and the clouds.
I added some cute little stickers I found at Joanns to finish the look.

I used my pop-up dots to give my forest a little bit of depth.

I stamped a dragon fly and a little mushroom.
To finish it off,
I added my little Copic colored raccoon.

I really like the way it turned out and I hope you do too.
I also wanted to take the time to say something about the Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps.
They stamp amazing! I was so impressed by how clean and crisp they stamp.
I have nothing bad and everything good to say about the quality.
I am a Lawn Fawn fan for life!
They are a stampers dream come true!

Thanks Lawn Fawn!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tips for Tuesday!

Pop-Up dots, don't be wasteful!

You can get a lot of use out of your pop-up dots.  
One sheet can go a lot farther then you might think.  
Don't just use the dots themselves, use the the corners, 
and the scraps too.  You can cut of as small or as big of piece you like.
Short and sweet, but a great tip!

This tip was brought to you by my friend Alisha!

Thanks for stoppin' by! Have a super crafty day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Winner Do Over!

Here we go again! My first winner of my 100 follower giveaway did not respond :(
So now I have a new winner of the very fun Cricut Cart!
Robot Party!!  
My new winner is #20

lorby said...

I became a follower of your blog awhile back but now have sent a friend request on facebook. Isn't all this so much fun! I, like you, am new at this but loving it to death.

Congrats!  Thank you so much for following my blog!
Please email me with your addy so I get can get your
candy to you!

A Little Owl Love

Here is another JME Creations design team post!  I this project was all about the owls. 
 I had a few options of what I could do.  Did I want to use my Cricut or stamps?  I decided to go with stamps.  Here is what I came up with.

My owl stamp was purchased from the $1.00 bin at Michael's.  I used some Bakers Twine, my IROCK, stickels, glossy accents, and my Martha Stewart punch to create this card.  OH....I almost forgot the googly eyes!!
I approached this card a little different then I normally do.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the stamp itself.  I stamped the owl three different times and went to work.  The first imagine I thought I would color.  I didn't like it.  Since I already new I wasn't going to use that image I used it for all the other ideas.  I couldn't decide what color Stickels I wanted to use so I tested it on my messed up image.  
(This is a great idea for my Tips for Tuesday!!)
I used glossy accents for the tree branch and the sentiment.  I used a pop up dot to adhere the stamp.  
I really like the way this card turned out.  I was more then a little iffy at first.

Don't forget to pop over to Jamie's Blog to see all the other DT creations!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Crafty Weekend Comes to End 8(

As all good things come to end, so did our weekend retreat.  
I had such a good time as always! I completed 21 pages!!  
I thought about posting some tonight but I think I will keep them in my arsenal for now.  
However, here are some pictures of this weekends crafty fun.  
We had 11 girls this time around! It is amazing how much stuff 11 girls can pack!!  
I love looking at every one's toys.  I love sharing the creativity!  I just love it all the way around!
This was my little work station.  Surprisingly clean if you ask me!
The view from above!  My awesome blog buddy Kacee McVic!
It was her first time with our circle of friends and she had a blast!
She also met her long lost twin!!
Just joking but the resemblance is kinda scary!8)
Here's to the 3 blog-eteers!  I look a little worse for wear after
4 hours of sleep the night before! 

I wish we could have a retreat every weekend! However I don't think they would be as
special.  I am just thankful for this group of girls and all the awesome friendships!