Monday, March 30, 2009

Scrappy Frog

This is the card I made for the Scrappy Frog challenge at The challenge was to create a project based around food, recipes, or cooking.
I have had this stamp set laying around from when Ainsleigh had a birthday party at Young Chef's Academy a few year's ago. I thought the big chef's hat and oven mit would look great stamped on patterned paper. If you have never heard of Scrappy Frog that is because it is brand new. Froggy and I just created it. The blog will have bi-weekly challenges of various themes and best of all- prizes! The first prize is a set of rock a blocks from So, make your food/recipe inspired project and head on over to scrappy frog and post it for your chance to win. The only stipulation is that the project must include a stamped image. The chef's hat and oven mit in my card are from Close to My Heart and the bon appetit is from Just Rite. The paper and cardstock is also from Close to My Heart.

Friday, March 27, 2009

House Mouse

I made this card for the House Mouse Challenge blog. The challenge for the week was to create a shaped card. I thought I would use one of the cards on the Wild Card cartridge, but when I looked at it I just didn't see exactly what I wanted. I decided to cut the frame for the band aid card which is a doctor's bag and make a card out of that.

So, that's what I did. I cut the frame, and put it on top of a piece of folded cardstock and traced around it. Then I put the frame itself around the stamped image. I love this crocodile paper and I think it is perfect for a doctor's bag. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Two for one card

I wanted to continue my pattern of completing challenges, but there are so many good challenges and so little time. So, I have decided to combine a few of them. This card serves 2 purposes. It is my entry for the homepage contest on my new stamping bella yahoo group- stampingbellalicious. We are all creating a card using flowahbella and the winner will receive all the cards entered in the contest as well as have their card featured on the front page of the yahoo group. It is also my interpretation of this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone. (Please note that scrappyandpiggy does not endores killing birds with stones or any other way actually).

Monday, March 23, 2009

A few more new cards

I had a little time this weeknd to make some more cards. I had to make a baby card for my Cuttlebug group. This card was inspired by one I saw in the new issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. Theirs was much nicer, but I like mine too. The card base is cut from Wild Card (the doily card) then I cut a circle out of Basic Grey paper, wove some ribbon through the openings, embossed a little cuttlebug stroller, and topped it off with a few flowers. I don't have baby powder card scent (yet) but I scented this with with pure cotton to smell like clean laundry. This next card was for a sketch challenge on one of my yahoo groups. You could use whatever stamped image you wanted to, you just had to color it with copics. This stamped image is one from Lily and Milo by Rachelle Ann Miller.

The paper is Basic Grey again and the turquoise card stock is from Core'dinations. I love this little stamp. Well, I got most of the challenges that I wanted to complete this week done. Today is Monday so it will all be starting over again.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hello Kitty Card

I used my cricut again tonight, poor little guy has been neglected lately. I recently got the Hello Kitty Font cartridge. I didn't think I needed it because I didn't think I needed another font. Well, they put the most adorable Hello Kitty images on the font one (of course). So it turns out I did need it.

All the cardstock is from the cricut paper packs. They were in with the prize the swarm I attended won. I cuttlebugged a border and added little gems to the center of the flowers. This is just the cutest little Hello Kitty I've ever seen, so I didn't want to do much else to it. I made it for the pastels only mingle in my yahoo cuttlebug card exchange group, but I don't know if I can let go of it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Challenge Card

This card is for the challenge at Cuttlebug Spot (the link is in my blog list). They have a lot of challenges involving different cuttlebug folders or techiniques, but this week it was a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch.
This one was a little difficult for me, but this is what I came up with.
The paper is from Basic Grey- Two Scoops and the image is a Magnolia stamp- Tilda hugging bunny. She is colored with copics to match the paper as best I could. That has to be one of the cutest bunnies I have ever seen. Since this card has such a spring and Easter feel to it, I topped it off with a little tulip scent from scent my cards ( Well, I can't believe it is Tuesday and I completed 2 challenges already. I hope I can stay in the groove.

Monday, March 16, 2009

challenge card

Ok, this is a record. I checked all my favorite challenge blogs this morning and printed out all the sketches. Well, I am proud to say- I made one of them tonight and it's only Monday! The card I completed tonight is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
My wonderful friend Sheri was great enough to send me some of her Magnolia images and I just had to play with them. This is what I came up with for the sketch challenge.

The paper is from Close to My Heart and the image is colored with copics of course. The colors used were Y11 for her shirt, RV14 and R37 for her hat and socks, G24 and G99 for her skirt, E35 and E37 for her boots, E00 and E02 for her face, legs, and arms, and E35 and Y21 for her hair. The shadow was done with C1. I am getting a little more comfortable with mixing colors and shading. I hope to keep up my mojo and complete another challenge card tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Big News!

I made the stampingscrapping design team! I am so excited! I am thrilled and honored to be a part of such a great team and store! Wow, that's a lot of exclamation points in one post, can you tell I'm excited? I get the privilege of making examples out of all of Cindy's great products. If you would like to check out the work of the current design team and see who I will be working with, please visit

Sunday, March 8, 2009

House Mouse Challenge

This is the card I created for the weekly House Mouse Challenge on this week's challenge was to use chipboard on a card.

I used chipboard for the brackets on the side. The stamp is house mouse of course and it is colored with copics and a few prismacolor markers. I also scented this card to make it smell like coffee. The sentiment on the side is from just rite. I forgot to take a picture of the markers, but I think I can remember them all- the mice are E35 and the sand color prisma marker. Their tails, faces, and feet are E00 and E02. The insides of their ears are RV11. The bag is R27 and shaded with R29. The blue label is B21 and the words are B21 and Y17. The coffee beans are sand and mocha prisma markers.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Scent your cards- blog candy

I love love love to scent my cards. It is so much fun and a neat surprise for the person getting the card. Well, I have found a new source for card scents- this is a brand new company with an awesome selection of scents. To celebrate this new venture, Cindy is giving away blog candy of 2 free bottles of scents (your choice). To enter, follow this link I just ordered tulip and pure cotton to add to my collection. Good luck and hope you get some great scents to spice up your cards.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thanks a Latte

I love coffee and anything to do with the taste or smell of coffee. That's why I chose this image and this paper to use on my entry for the copics colour challenge. The stamp is Riley the moose from Hanna stamps. I colored him with copic markers and then distressed the edges of the stamped image with a stipple brush and distress ink. Then I added it on top of some core'dinations chocolate box cardstock embossed with the cuttlebug. I then added some patterened paper and a sentiment. It is of course topped off with some coffee scented card scents. I wish you could smell it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blog Candy

Do you like blog candy? I honestly really don't know what it means, but it's everywhere and it has to have fewer calories than the Valentine's candy I've been snacking on. So, if you are a blog candy fan head on over to these 2 blogs to see what they have to offer. and

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Easter Album

This is my second round design team entry. It is a 9 x 9 accordian album from Close to My Heart. For this round we were sent supplies that had to be worked into the project. These consisted of felt shapes, cardstock, grungeboard, ribbon, and brads. For the front cover, I cut the title Easter Memories from the Pooh Font cartridge and the bunny from Doodlecharms. The next page on the inside cover I used some of the felt pieces provided and some Easter diecuts. The bunny is a sizzix die and is cut out of the
grungeboard we were given to use. I added a pompom for the tail. The buny and basket are from Stretch Your Imagination. The chicks on the bottom are another sizzix die. All the patterened paper for the project is from My Minds Eye and the cardstock is core'dinations.

I used my nestabilities to mat the photos on the egg hunt page. The grass border is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up and the eggs are from Doodlecharms. The bunny is from Stretch Your Imagination.

This next page features one of my favorite pictures ever.
I used more of the grungeboard bunnies, some petaloo flowers and made a paper doll to look the picture of Ainsleigh. For the next two pages, I decided to play around with cropping pictures to get some better shots. There was some glitter paper in with the supplies we were required to use, so I used them on the eggs. I needed the rest of my eggs to be glittery too, so I fan them through the xyron upside down and glittered them.

Now for the back cover. Since the front of the album featured a bunny face, it's only natural that the back of the album would also be the back of the bunny. I used the rest of the ribbon provided and glued on a giant pompom for the bunny tail. This was a really fun project to make and it will be hard to send it away. I will have to recreate one for myself.