Thursday, September 30, 2010


Another fun card using the new DCWV Street Lace Stack and coordinating Street Lace Cardstock Stack. I should say that I used the little 4.5 x 6.5" stacks for these cards along with some scraps from yesterday's layout. I totally had fun making this one except gathering that black tulle on the bottom wasn't so fun. I had to stitch down each layer or there is no way it would work.
*I have added the template at the bottom for those of you who have asked. :)

Believe Card

Today is card making day for me. I saw the scraps on my desk from yesterday's layout using the beautiful new DCWV Street Lace Stack and I thought - CARDS! Then a friend of mine said they would make wonderful Christmas cards. :)Thanks Lara! Totally inspired I created this card. Its just accordion folded strips and some hot glue because you may not be able to tell in the photo but the background in the card is white glittered cardstock so you need the hot glue to really stick.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DCWV Street Lace!

I just got the Street Lace Stack and the Street Lace Cardstock Stack from DCWV and I had to chop into it right away! I have so many family photos from my cousin's wedding a few years ago and most are dancing but I just didn't have the right papers until now. :) Look how great these papers work with my photos. I tried to take some close ups with the sun on angle so the glossy sparklies would show. The black sparkly cardstock that I matted the layout with, is like a glossy black that just has a bit of sparkle so its tough to photograph, but looks great.

This page is my example for Sketch #44 at Sketch Savvy. See it HERE.


Thanks to my husband for the title. I had no ideas at all. LOL! I just think King Triton's Carousel is beautiful! I love the animals. I mean, I totally love Cinderella's Carousel with the classic horses but if I were to create a carousel specifically for me - it would have whales, dolphins, sea horses, fish, and sea lions!

This page is for the Color Room Palette #25. I sort of left the palette and added gold though. This page wouldn't work without Flounder and some gold. The papers are old Making Memories, Bo Bunny and Kaiser for the splashy paper. The really cool sparkly alphas are from Paper Studio by the way.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Color Combos Galore #161

I LOVE this challenge! It's the Color Combos Galore challenge #161. I had this great photo that has difficult colors but this combo is just right. Just look how tiny they were!!! It made me pull out papers from OLD Daisy Ds, Basic Grey Boxer, Basic Grey Archaic, and even new My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. I never would have thought of those working together without a push. Oh and check out my new EK border punch - you will be seeing more of this one because I really love it.

its just so groovy

Our area of Pop Century Resort was very groovy. It was the 60s area and full of flower power. This is my husband at Petals one evening - our poolside bar. They had the coolest drinks like Lava Lamp and Hula Hoop - yum! The food court area has a TV Dinners selection where your dinners are served in those divided metal trays, and you could get tie-dyed cheesecake. Its that theme stuff that I just love.

This is my page for the Color Room Palette #23. I loved the colors but didn't get to it until now. I used Die Cuts With a View Citrus along with several Echo Park papers. I misted the background with orange, blue, and green watercolor mists for a light tie-died look. The round orange drops are some little acrylic pieces that my friend, Jeanne, gave me. They are bigger than Dew Drops and I just put a drop of orange Stickles on the page and then put the piece on top. Very cool effect since I was thinking about lava lamps at the time.:) Thanks Jeanne!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Photo Spot

You may have seen me scrap this photo or one like it before because I know I scrapped it for my brother and sister's books but this is for my book. I FINALLY have the Restoration Collection from Crate Paper and just in time for their September Sketch Challenge. Check it out HERE on their blog.

You know how I love to accordion fold paper, well even though this cute border looks like it has alot of detail, its really just strips accordion folded and put together with punched circles and a border sticker. I took a close up so I hope you can sort of see how it works. Give it a try!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hi, I'm a Stack-a-holic....

Yes, my name is Susan Stringfellow and I am a DCWV Stack-a-holic! I know you know this about me already but GUESS WHAT??? I have been "outted". Check it out on the DCWV Blog HERE. And if you aren't already a follower there, become one because they do give aways and have great features. I love it when they show new stacks and Erin's videos.

Recently Erin posted a list of all of the stacks and I counted the ones I currently have... not the ones I already used up long ago...but have right now. 54, yes, you heard me. LOL! Some stacks are really thin now and this does include all of the cardstock stacks so its not as bad as it sounds. Ok, it's alot, but they are AWESOME and I just cant help it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Color Combos Galore #159

I got a bit carried away with this weeks colors from Color Combos Galore. I hadn't planned on the grunge look, but it just happened. I looked at the bus photo and thought TEST TRACK! and I had to use red like the big red light in the photo. I found this collection of papers with the perfect colors, added some Basic Grey and then started adding paint and ink. Yes, the ink fell in my lap so these pants are history. I bought an apron, but was I wearing it??? NOPE! I need to hang it by my door and not walk in this room without putting it on. LOL

If you haven't experienced Test Track or just want to ride it again - click the video below and hold on. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Everybody Loves Christmas

I certainly do! If you haven't seen the Everybody Loves Christmas Collection by Echo Park, Check it out HERE! Be sure to look at the alpha sheet. Wow, just so darn cute, and the back side prints are beautiful too and great for any time of the year. I just bought another pack today. I started with a layout and had to do a card too. I am including a photo below showing the Sku strip on the bottom of the papers, there is a strip showing the back paper design and I cut those off to use around the perimeter of my layout and card and I didn't even have to cut into the paper for all of that border.

The card is for Card Sketch #6 at Sketch Savvy HERE.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Color Combos Galore #158

I dug deep into my stash for this weeks Color Combos Galore #158 challenge! These papers are super Vintage Chatterbox. LOL! They were exactly the colors I needed so I am very glad I found them. I used one doily for the background and then cut the edge from another to gather for the ruffle. The cute chipboard is GCD Studios and I used their metal stamps to deboss the designs, then I painted the chipboard white and sanded the surface.

This is also my example for Sketch #43 at SketchSavvy -See it HERE.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Inspiration

On the Cosmo Cricket Blog, they shared a bit of inspiration and challenged everyone to try a layout. Anyone else going to try it??? It's the home page design for their site and it's just such a fun layout that I couldn't resist pulling out my New "Togetherness" collection. The papers, buttons, and chipboard elements are all from this collection and I just love it so much that I had to get two of the collection packs. LOL!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Love at 1st sight

This is one time when I have to say I totally believe in Love at first sight! Just look at him! I wasn't sure we were ready to get a kitten but Noel was alone and we had recently lost our poodle, Casey. I was online just looking for a Maine Coon kitten because we had talked about getting a big kitty. Then I saw these 3 photos of "Hip Hop" (the name had to go right away). LOL! Yeah, he was named Savvy within about 10 minutes and we made arrangements to go see him about 2 days later. He's not as big as a Maine Coon, but he's 13 1/2 lbs now so he is as big as he needs to be. I still have no idea how she got him to pose for these photos at that age - he wasn't much on holding still.

This is my layout for the Color Combos Galore #157 challenge. The colors made me think of these photos right away. I used DCWV Le Creme flocked papers and cardstock, DCWV Nana's Nursery Girls pink papers and chipboard shapes. The pink glittered letters are from DCWV All Dressed Up collection. This is also my example page for Sketch #42 at Sketch Savvy HERE.