Friday, June 25, 2010


We've made it to another Friday and another TOWN SCRAPPER CHALLENGE!  I'd first like to congratulate our last challenge winner, LINDA.  Linda was randomly chosen to receive Kraftin' Kimmie's Lilith stamp.  A BIG thank you goes out to all of our wonderfully talented participants.

This week, in celebration of Canada Day (July 1st), we are requesting red and white projects.  Happy 143rd birthday CANADA!  Up for grabs this week, we have another FAB Kraftin' Kimmie....Emilia!  Will you be our LUCKY winner?  Why not join the fun?  For all the RED and WHITE CHALLENGE details and for some phenomenal inspiration from the Scrapettes, click HERE.

This week I decided to create a card that would be suitable to thank the special teacher in your child's life.  My card features studious Lela, a Victoria Case, Town Scrapper exclusive stamp.  This card is based on Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge Sk012310.

Card Details:

  • stamps-Lela is Victoria Case for The Townscrapper, sentiment is Amy R Stamps (CC Designs)

Lela was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black, stamped on Neenah and coloured with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  Diamond Glaze was used on her glasses.  The sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black.

  • patterned design paper-October Afternoon
  • flowers-Prima
  • brads(flower centres)-We R Memory Keepers
  • die-cut-Spellbinders' Nesties Small Ovals
  • ribbon-stash of unknowns

****All supplies (except ribbon) obtained from fantastic Phebe, THE TOWN SCRAPPER.****

Have a warm, sunny and funtastic weekend!


Monday, June 21, 2010


It's Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, the day set aside to share some of our creations featuring some of the stamp lines PHEBE carries in her store.  The gals have revealed some devine designs today , why not stop by and take a look, HERE?

Here's a pic of my contribution, Kraftin' Kimmie's Emilia to this week's showcase:

Thanks for visiting....Tricia

Friday, June 18, 2010


Good Friday Evening All!

I hope you had a good week and I wish you an even better WEEKEND.  It is my pleasure to share with you the theme of this week's TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGEKIM, the TOWNSCRAPPER DT COORDINATOR has designed a spectacular sketch for the challenge this week.  I don't know about you, but when my creative juices are stagnant, a good sketch can do wonders to get me back on track.  Here is a peek at KIM'S ultra-inspiring sketch.

Don't forget that one lucky challenge participant will be randomly chosen to receive this week's PRIZE....LILITH, A CUTE KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMP!!!

Why not check out the superbly splendid SCRAPETTES CREATIONS, HERE?

Tonight I'd like to share a card I made for my niece.  She is graduating this year and heading-off to highschool in September.  Boy, the older I get, the faster time flies!  I used an adorable Hanna stamp, a stamp company that has closed it's doors, I believe. :(  Here she is....

Card Details:
  • stamps-Hanna by Hanna Stamps, sentiment and mortarboard is My Favorite Things
Hanna was stamped with StazOn Jet Black and painted using Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  A lot of Diamond Stickles was added to create some serious glitter.  The mortarboard was stamped with Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy.  The sentiment was inked-up with VersaFine Onyx Black.
  • cardstock-The Paper Studio
  • patterned design paper-oops, can't seem to find the label strip, but I know it's from THE TOWNSCRAPPER
  • ribbon-The Paper Studio
  • charm-from THE TOWNSCRAPPER
  • flowers-K&Company
  • die-cut-Spellbinders' Nesties
  • border punch-ek success' dotted wave
Happy crafting and good luck with this week's TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGE.

Monday, June 14, 2010


It's Monday folks, and here's my belated TOWNSCRAPPER CHALLENGE announcement!  This week the Scrapettes have whipped up an absolute feast for your eyes.  We gals, are challenging you to create a MASCULINE/FATHER'S DAY-THEMED item.  Check-out the marvelous masterpieces designed by The TownScrapper Design Team (AKA The Scrapettes) and all the CHALLENGE details by clicking HERE.

****Remember one randomly chosen CHALLENGE participant will receive the cute Big Dreams Evan stamp, courtesy of PHEBE the owner of THE TOWNSCRAPPER.****

My apologies for this long-overdue CHALLENGE post.  I left Friday for my favourite Scrapbooking Retreat Bed and Breakfast for a weekend of scrapping, chatting, eating delicious meals, chatting, eating delicious meals, chatting and a little more scrapping.  I got the least accomplished out of our happy group of mothers-set-free for the weekend group, BUT I did have soooo much fun.;)

Today, is Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, your opportunity to view projects made by the Scrapettes featuring stamps carried by Phebe in her store.  Take a peek at these wonderful stamps and amazing creations HERE.

Have a super week!!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER!

Good Monday Morning!

It's Showcase Monday at THE TOWNSCRAPPER BLOG, the day allocated by the wonderfully talented Scrapettes to share their designs featuring BEAUTIFUL stamp lines carried by PHEBE, in her store, THE TOWNSCRAPPER.  DANIELLE, one of our 2 new terrific Blog Managers, has posted the Scrapettes' FAB creations today, take a peek, you'll be inspired by all you see!!!

I'd like to share one of my latest cards with you today.  This card features Stampavie's SUMPINS WRONG, created by Mo Manning.  I love this image!  It reminds me of my 4 and 6 year old boys a few years back and symbolizes all the firsts I have to look forward to with my 4 month old little guy.
Card Details:

  • stamps-image is Stampavie's Sumpins Wrong by Mo Manning, sentiment is created using Technique Tueasday's Big Timber Small Alphabet
The image was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black and painted with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets and Reeve's Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • cardstock-cream is core'dinations, green and orange is The Paper Studio and brown from my stash of unknowns
  • patterned design paper-October Afternoon (TownScrapper)
  • die cuts- oval Spellbinders' Nesties (TownScrapper)
  • ribbon-can't find the package on my crafting table....yikes!(TownScrapper)
  • embossing-Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug (TownScrapper)
  • border punch-ek success' dotted wave

This card was inspired by Diane's gorgeous take on the below 2 Sketches for You sketch.
Don't forget to get in on the Challenge action this week at THE TOWNSCRAPPER, check my sidebar for more details and a link!!
Have a super week!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Day

Good Thursday Afternoon!

Today, I thought I'd post a card I made for a special occasion in my littlest one's life.  I fell in love with this image by Tina Wenke (Stampavie) when I first laid eyes on it.  I picked-up this adorable stamp at the TownScrapper

Phebe, owner of The TownScrapper, carries Stampavie as well as a wide assortment of unique stamps and wonderful supplies for all of one's crafting needs.  Check out all the details of  her AMAZING current sale HERE.

The image featured on the card pictured below is "Mouse in Nut Boat".

Card Details:

  • stamps-mouse Stampavie image by Tina Wenke, "Matthew" created using Technique Tuesday's Big Timber Small Alphabet 
"Mouse in Nut Boat" image was inked-up with StazOn Jet Black , stamped on Fabriano 140 lbs cold pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolour Sheets.  Sparkle was added to the water and bugs' trails using Diamond Stickles.  Brad flowers are  Making Memories, I believe.  Letters in Matthew's name were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.

  • cardstock-green tones are Core'dinations, blue is from my stash of unknowns
  • ribbon-The Paper Studio
  • die-cut shape-Spellbinders' Nesties Small Scalloped Ovals
  • embossing-Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • border punch- dotted wave by ek success
Couldn't help myself...had to include a pic of Matthew on his BIG DAY!  His gorgeous gown was crocheted by my very talented and generous cousin, Paula.  Thank you Paula!! 

Thanks for dropping by,


Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have a little time before I begin to make dinner to post this card I made for my Mom last month.  I've used one of several Hanna stamps that I own.  There were so many adorable images created by this company.  It is my understanding that Hanna stamps are no longer available. :(

Without further ado, here is the card....
  I stamped Hanna on Neenah cardstock with StazOn Jet Black ink and coloured her with Prisma pencils and odourless mineral spirits.  The patterned design papers are October Afternoon.  The Paper Studio made the pink ribbon bow on Hanna's dress.  Flowers are products of Prima.  The brads are We R Memory Keepers and SEI.

Gotta run... ;)