Monday, March 29, 2010


Well, it's been one of those days when I feel I've accomplished very little.  Matthew has been awake most of the day and boy it's difficult to get much work done while holding him.  My two other boys have been very patient with the fact that their little brother takes-up much of mommy's time.

Here's my attempt at a post while Matthew finally sleeps. ;)

This is a card that I've created for my sister who has just moved into a brand new home.  It was my first gatefold card...alot of fun to make!
Card Details:
  • stamps-The Greeting Farm's My House(both image and sentiment)
The house image was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and coloured with Nicholson's Watercolour Sheets.  Judy Kins Diamond Glaze was placed on all the windows(although not visible in the photos).  I added some sparkle to the flower boxes with Diamond Stickles.  The sentiment was inked-up with Dew Drop's Tuxedo Black.

  • paper-design paper is 2007 Cloud 9 Design(Sparkle Blueberry Punch Sorbet), both green and blue cardstock is Bazzill
  • die cuts-Spellbinder's Nesties( Small Scalloped Ovals) and Shapeabilities(Fancy Tags)
  • pearls-Hero Arts
  • ribbon-Offray

Most of the wonderful supplies used in the creation of this card were obtained from the Fabulous Phebe at The Town Scrapper.  Check out Phebe's new line of  ADORABLE Victoria Case stamps, exclusive to her store, HERE and HERE!

Friday, March 26, 2010



We've made it to Friday and another TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE!  This week the challenge focus is the creation of an EASTER themed card.  The Town Scrapper Scrapettes have incorporated Victoria Case's Easter stamps (created exclusively for The Town Scrapper) into their challenge designs this week.  Why not HOP on over to check them out?

My challenge card features Victoria's very bashful Bunny Evan, sweet Chick Sophie, and "Easter Blessings" sentiment.

Card Details:

The images were printed on Neenah cardstock and coloured using Prismacolor pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits and blending stumps.  Diamond Stickles were added to Evan's bunny ear and Sophie's beak and collar.  Glossy shine was given to Evan and Sophie's eyes, leaves, egg and carrot using Judy Kins Diamond Glaze.  The sentiment was inked-up with Dew Drop's Momento Tuxedo Black.
  • paper-design paper is BasicGrey's green at heart and cardstock is unknown
  • flowers-Prima's Daisy Dreams (Swaney Collection) 
  • ribbon-Offray

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Friday, March 19, 2010

New Challenge at The Town Scrapper!!!

Happy SUNsational Saturday!

Just a reminder that this week's challenge is now posted at The Town Scrapper!  This week the Scrapettes encourage you to use ribbons and rub-ons.  Take a look HERE for some ingenious inspiration!

We will have the latest Victoria Case stamps created for and available exclusively at The Town Scrapper on the Town Scrapper Blog....please stay tuned!

Have a super weekend!!


Monday, March 15, 2010

A Quick Monday Morning Post

Good Monday Morning!

Thought I'd share a little card I created for friends to welcome their new little one.  The tiny hole in the top left corner was made in order that I may attach it to the gift bag. 

Card Details:

  • stamps-little girl bear is a member of The Greeting Farm's Wild Things set, sentiment belongs to Stampin' Up's Fun and Fast Notes set, stitched border from Sassafras Lass' Stitched Borders set

The little girl bear was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and painted with Nicholson's Watercolour Sheets.  Her hair was given some shine (although not visible in the photo) with Judy Kin's Diamond Glaze.  The sentiment was stamped with Dew Drop's Memento Tuxedo Black and Dew Drop's VersaMagic Jumbo Java.  Jumbo Java was also used for the stitched border and the inked edges.

  • paper-design paper is Baby Cakes by ki Memories, cardstock is Bazzill and unknown scraps
  •  die-cuts-Spellbinders' Nesties
  • ribbon-Offray
  • bling-Kaiser Scrapbook and other unknown
  • flowers-Prima Petites Flamingo
  • brad-We R Memory Keepers 
That's it for today, fellow crafters.  Have a wonderful week!!!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekly Challenge at The Town Scrapper (formerly Humble Pie Stamps) now underway!!

Happy Friday Fellow Bloggers!

Just a little reminder that The Town Scrapper's Weekly Friday Challenge is now underway.  This week the Scrapettes (yes we've undergone a name change) are challenging crafters to create a piece using 3 BUTTONS as embellishment.  Click HERE for all the details and while you're there check out the fantastic inspirational creations the Scrapettes have whipped up.  A prize  (of one of our new Victoria Case stamps) will be awarded randomly to a lucky challenge participant.  Good luck to all!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Marvelous Monday!

It's a wonderful warm (well as warm as the beginning of March can be) and sunny day today in my neck of the woods.  Hope you're enjoying the weather where ever you may be.  Not only is the weather cooperating, it just happens to be Showcase Monday at The Town Scrapper Blog.  Does it get any better than that?!

Today, I'm showcasing a Whiff of Joy set, one of the many various stamp companies carried by Phebe/The Town Scrapper.  I love this little set of tree and sentiment because it is so very versatile.
Card Details:

  • stamps-tree and sentiment ("Love grows happiness") are Whiff of Joy creations, heart (stamped with Versamark) is Hanna Stamps, "Thanks a bunch" sentiment by My Favourite Things.

The tree was inked-up with Jet Black StazOn ink and painted with Nicholson's Watercolour Sheets.  The sentiments were stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • paper-Bazzill and Core'dinations
  • flowers-Prima, centers are We R Memory Keepers brads
  • embossing-D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
  • card template-Cricut's Wild Card 
I hope you found this card interesting.  I had a lot of fun creating it!

Another tidbit of information....we are welcoming TWO new super Design Team Members to The Town Scrapper.  Kylie hails from NSW, Australia and Kelly calls the province of Alberta(Cananda) home.  Please check out their introductions HERE.  Welcome ladies! 

On a sad note however, our DT Member Angie will be bidding us "Adieu".  It was wonderful to work with Angie and we thank her for sharing her fantastic creations with us.     

Until my next post,


Friday, March 5, 2010


Good Morning ALL!

We, at The Town Scrapper, are delighted to welcome the wonderfully talented illustrator VICTORIA CASE to our team.  Phebe, owner of THE TOWN SCRAPPER, says she has always admired Victoria's work and will now be one of the fortunate to have an exclusive line of her images turned into rubber stamps just for The TownScrapper!

Here is the brand new Victoria Case/The Town Scrapper exclusive stamp that I chose to work with for this week's TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE.

What do you think?  Pretty darn cute, isn't he?!  Why not head-on over to THE TOWN SCRAPPER BLOG to check out the other equally adorable images created by the very gifted VICTORIA CASE, and showcased by our wonderful design team!  Click HERE to have a peek.

Card Details:
  • stamps-EVAN by VICTORIA CASE, sentiment also VICTORIA CASE (both available exclusively at THE TOWN SCRAPPER) and stitching by Sassafras Lass' Stitched Borders
Evan was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and painted with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Shine was added to Evan's eyes and shoes using Judy Kin's Diamond Glaze.  The sentiment and stitching were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • design paper-imaginisce's Scooter's Vacation's We're Out of Here! (paper airplanes)
  • cardstock-Bazzill
  • die-cut opening-Spellbinder's Nesties (Deckled Edge Classic Ovals LG)
  • embossing-Cuttlebug's Argyle


Monday, March 1, 2010

The Town Scrapper's Monday Showcase and CONTEST!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It's Showcase Monday on The Town Scrapper Blog (formerly Humble Pie).  The showcase provides us with the opportunity to share with you some of the merchandise Phebe carries in her store, THE TOWN SCRAPPER.  The card I've posted today features The Greeting Farm's Keep Cozy snowman and a Humble Pie Stamps' sentiment.

Card Details:

  • stamps-The Greeting Farm's snowman (Keep Cozy Set), Humble Pie's sentiment "Let it Snow"
The snowman and sentiment were inked-up with StazOn Jet Black.  The snowman was painted using Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Crystal Stickles added a little sparkle to his scarf.

  • patterned design paper-Polar Expressions by imaginisce

  • cardstock-various

  • ribbon-the Paper Studio

  • flowers-Prima

  • brads-We R Memory Keepers
Are you ready for a CONTEST!! The TownScrapper will be revealing its BIG exciting NEWS on Friday and we thought you might want to guess our news. You have until midnight on Thursday, March 4, to leave only 1 comment please with your guess HERE on The TownScrapper Blog.

Here's a clue:      _ _ _ _ O _ _ _         _ _ _ E

One winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries and the lucky winner will win 1 special SURPRISE prize associated with our exciting news. If you'd like to post about our contest on your blog that would be great too but it's not a requirement.

Good Luck To All Paticipants!!