Wednesday, November 24, 2010


hows it going everyone?
just a few more days to get your sketch layouts in for this months challenge!
I hope you all have a fabulous long weekend and thanksgiving!
stay tuned for decembers challenge next week!!!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

card tutorial tuesday!!!

renee is back with another fabulous card tutorial for you!!!

Thank You Card
By: Renee Ybarra

Paper Punch
Paper Trimmer
Stazon Ink
1 ~ sheet of transparency
4 ~ brads
12 inches of ribbon or less
card stock
2 ~ pieces of coordinating patterned paper
1 ~ flower

Make your own transparency by choosing
your own stamp and stamping the transparency
with Stazon Ink. I chose a stamp that I could
layer different patterned papers underneath.
Then I punched out some patterned papers and
trimmed and arranged them under the transparency.
Adhered to cardstock than placed the transparency
on top of the cardstock and patterned paper.
Pick out some matching brads and ribbon.
Pick out some coordinating papers.
Tie a piece of ribbon around the middle of the transparency,
attach the brads to hold the transparency to the cardstock.
Then layer the coordinating  papers to the card base.
 Add a flower with a glue dot and voila!!!

I just love the bright colors renee used in this card and all the layering amazing!!!!
show us your versions of this card! leave us a link in the comments section!


Monday, November 15, 2010

its that time again!

its the 15th, time again to draw our random follower winner!
our winner this time is....

benabeth lacour


email us your info within 48 hours and we will get your prize right out to you!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

tutorial thursday

this is an older tutorial I made but I know alot of you probably have not seen it. its amazing so I want to share it again with you all!

-White Cardstock
-White Embossing Ink
-White Embossing Powder
-Embossing Heat Gun
-2 Paint Brushes
-Acrylic Paint
-Small cup of water
-Stamp of choice

STEP 1: Gather All Supplies.
 STEP 2: Using your Stamp of choice and White Embossing Ink, stamp images on the White Cardstock in any way you so desire.

STEP 3: Apply White Embossing Powder to Stamped Images and dust off excess. Repeat this process until you feel you have reached the look you want.
STEP 4: Using the Embossing Heat Gun, emboss the images as normal until they become smooth and glossy.
STEP 5: Allow to cool completely.

STEP 6: In a paint tray or a device of your choosing add the Acrylic Paint of your choice.

  STEP 7: Add a small amount of water to the Acrylic Paint until the paint drips off your paintbrush.

STEP 8: Using the first of your two paintbrushes begin to apply the paint to your White Cardstock Paper using a back and forth hand motion and cover the entire paper with paint.
 STEP 9: Before the paint dries quickly take your 2nd paintbrush and swipe over the stamped images to remove any paint. You want the images to appear white through the paint.
 STEP 10: Allow the paint to dry.
 And that's it. It's SO easy!

I hope you try this out!!! its an amazing technique that will allow you to create and type of pattern paper you desire!!! and any color to boot!


Friday, November 5, 2010

show us your scrap space

with renee!!!

Here is: My Scrap Corner~
Since I am not fortunate enough to have an actual scrap room, I am quite happy with My Scrap Corner. Until I get my own room this works just fine for the time being. I utilize 1/4 of our living room which is great when my Husband is watching something I really am not interested in I can go over to my corner and still interact with him. Yes, it's white and pink and really does not match my living room but I don't care I love my corner! It's all mine...


thanks so much renee for sharing your space with us!!! I know we are all envious of the pink!
have a great weekend ladies!
dont forget about your sketch!


Monday, November 1, 2010

and the winner is..........


all of the entries were lovely ladies! you all did fantastic work!!!
I hope you all play along again this month! the prize this month is soooo pretty!

maria please email us at to claim your prize

it time for our new challenge!

this month ladies we have a gorgeous sketch for you!
we got this sketch from the pencil lines blog. and heres what our girls came up with.
heres renee's~

heres marlene's~
heres ledesma's~

and heres the prize for this month!! its full of gorgeous stuff!!!

2 gold glitter frames
3 prima journal cards
parisian anthrology tickets
6 jenni bowlin buttons
1 large felt leaf
1 large die cut leaf
4 handmade flowers
4 glitter leaves
4 tags
4 vintage atc cards
1 chipboard tag
2 chipboard butterflys
misc trims and fibers
1 bag of rust colored glitter

we are working on picking out the winner from the tins now. the winner will be posted soon.
until then we cant wait to see what you come up with for this sketch! and instead of a linky this month can you just leave a comment with a link to the blog page of your posted entry! thanks!