Sunday, February 27, 2011

it's sunday! time for a sketch!

Hi Everyone,

sorry i've been a little absent, i've had lots of things going on lately and this past week has been making changes and approving the finale plans for the house.  Who knew there was so much to think of!!! I am happy to say that the demolition is done, changing and cleaning the burnt studs - done, changing ALL the insolation (they were all grey due to smoke) - done, smoke smell and particle scealant - done (that stuff stinks!).  The construction to rebuild starts tomorrow!  we did make some modifications to the house, i mean why not fix the things that were bugging us and make it better!  i can't wait to see it all finished. 

This week is march break so i might not be around much either, fun things for the house this week: picking out cabinets and i'm hoping tiles and backsplash too! In the meantime here is this week's sketch i designed to Paperworks Co. If you use my sketch don't forget to come post it in the linky thing, at the end of the month we pick a random winner from the month's participants and they win a free stamp! 

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


here is this week's sketch for Paperworks.  Enjoy!  if you use this sketch please come post a link here you could win a free stamp! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

OMG! is THAT a layout!?!?!?

that's right, i actually found some mojo to do a layout.  this is the first one since the fire.  ok, so i didn't really have materials for a while and then i really wanted to make one but the mojo just wasn't there.  I managed to make a few cards in the last couple of months but that was pretty much it.  last month my friend Eliane came over and i was planning on making this exact layout, i knew how i wanted it to look but we ended up not scrapping at all.  for one we talked a lot, which was good - we both needed it.  and two i did try to get started but i just couldn't find that "Oumf" to get started. 
BUT last week i went to Scrapbook Centrale to scrap with my girlfriends and i actually managed to start AND finish this layout!  i'm really happy with it.

here are two close ups of the details.  for the flowers on the bottom corner i used the pink paislee/house of three ribbon and just glued them on a 1.5 in double sided tape circle that i punched out of a double-sided adhesive sheet.  Since the Cosmo Cricket Glubers aren't out yet i kinda made my own... the silver and blue are the original colors of the ribbon but the dark grey one used to be white - i sprayed it with Maya Road mist. 

cs: BoBunny
pp: MME
ink: Ranger distress (weathered wood), copic multiliner (black)
other: Pink Paislee/house of three ribbon, Prima bling, Magnolia flowers, Maya Road mist, Maya Road pins, Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities Grand Label four

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthdays

Today would've have been my dad's 59th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

It is ALSO my Mother in law's birthday
Happy Birthday Denise!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Here's this week' sketch for Paperworks Co. 

and here's my card!  oh yes! i had time to make one!!! 

i combined Paperworks Co Peppy Tinheart stamp with one of my new Papertrey Ink stamps (i had been wanting Papertrey stamps for a long time...)

Friday, February 11, 2011

great giveaway

Attention all Copic fans!!! you must see this giveaway on my giveaway page. 

A day in the life of Abigail C - release

a few important information before we start:

we are giving out 6 stamps (one of each style) for random commenters through out the blog hop. You have 1 week to comment before Peggy draws the winners.

Here's the blog hop list in case you get lost - if you just arrived here on your regular visits go back to see Peggy and start the hop at the beginning and don't forget to comment - gives you more chances to win!

Bella ----- you are here!
Steph J
PaperWorks Co. Blog

Weather Forecaster

Spring Card

Your next person to visit is KERRI!
 Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a stamp from the release!

Weather forcaster
pp: MME
cs: Bazzill, Copic Xpress
ink: memento, Rangers distress
stamp: PWCO - ADITLAC - Puddle jumping - "Singing in the Rain "
Markers: multiliner, atyou spica glitter pens, Copics (E000-E00-E21-E31-E33-E35-R02-R35-R39-YR65-Y17-Y21-BG10-BG15-BG72-BG75)
other: Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities, IKEA frame

Spring card
pp: Echo Park - little girl collection
cs: Bazzill, Copic Xpress
ink: memento, Ranger distress
stamp: PWCO - ADITLAC - Carrots - "Garden Fresh"
markers: multiliner, Atyou spica glitter pen, Copics (100-W1-W3-W5-C3-C5-C7-E000-E00-E02-E21-E33-E35-E37-R02-R39-RV11-RV19-YR07-YR20-B60-B93-B97)
other: Echo Park-little boy collection sticker elements, nestabilities, fiskars corner squeeze punch

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

February release

As I mentioned in my last post friday will be the PWCO blog hop for the February release.  here's a little sneak peek for you guys.  We have a new stamp designer and i think she's gonna be a big hit.... these are some seriously cute stamps!

Sunday, February 06, 2011


here's this week's sketch that i came up with for paperworks Co.

Since i've been sketch designer for paperworks i haven't been taking part in the stamp releases and i kinda missed it so i asked Peggy if i could do the next one and she said yes!  So on friday the 11th PWCO is having a blog hop to release the new stamps.  You won't want to miss it, these new stamps are so cute!