Monday, April 29, 2013


I was really hoping I would get a chance to play along with Rosanne's "crimp my style" challenge over at LRW. I have two crimpers so I really wanted to do this challenge. I ran my PTI die cut polaroid frame through my crimper.

Just today I got my most recent Simon Says Stamp order in the mail and had to rip it open and immediately start using all my new product! The Lawn Fawn speech bubble stamp and the MME paper are brand new. So I thought I would also link up with the Simon Says Stamp "anything goes" challenge.

We have a friend going through chemo and I wanted to make her a card to let her know we are thinking of her.  On the inside I used one of my favourite stamps: "sending you sunshine" by Your Next Stamp.

Hang in there Angela and know we are thinking of you!

pp~ MME
dies~ PTI
stamps~ PTI,  Your Next Stamp and Lawn Fawn
wood veneer~ Studio Calico

Hello my name is world traveller

I'm back with another layout from Boston. Simon Says Stamp and Show has a Travel themed challenge this week. It is like it was made just for me!

Happy Monday! 

pp~ Echo Park
mists~ Tattered Angels, October Afternoon
chipboard arrow~ Scenic Route

Friday, April 26, 2013

Old School

I made this card for my hubby's birthday. I couldn't wait to use a new stamp from Hero Arts. The sentiment suits him perfectly too!

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" challenge this week. 

Have a great weekend!

pp~ BoBunny
cardstock~ PTI
stamp~ Hero Arts
Tiny Attacher~ Tim Holtz
Dymo label maker

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boston Bruins

My hubby is a huge Boston Bruins fan and Bobby Orr was his childhood idol. So when we went to Boston a few years ago, our first stop was their home arena and the famous Orr statue. 

I thought this layout was a great fit for the Simon Says Stamp and Show "colour" challenge this week.

Here are a few close ups to see the fun colour I added with mists and diluted paints.


Thanks for stopping by!

pp~ Jillibean Soup
washi~ Queen and Co., MME
mists~ October Afternoon, Tattered Angels
alpha letters~ AC Thickers
alpha stickers~ October Afternoon

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day Trip To Boston

I thought I would post another layout for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week for background stamps. 

I used the same technique with my PTI chicken wire stamp in black over a white hexagon stencil effect with gesso. And I had so much fun making this layout with a 6x6 Basic Grey travel theme pad! 

This layout is also from our day trip, air miles run, to Boston. So strange now looking at these photos after the events of Boston last week. The restaurant where we ate dinner is right on the marathon finish line. Very eerie.

Here are a few close ups...

Thanks for dropping by!

pp~ Basic Grey
chipboard alpha~ Thickers
alpha stickers~ October Afternoon
stamps~ PTI

Saturday, April 20, 2013

What a Journey

OK so I decided ONE more entry for the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week on the theme of travel/cityscapes!

This is the final page of my Australia trip album . So happy it is done!

Thanks for stopping by!

pp, tags and washi~ MME
texture effect~ Martha
alpha stickers~ MLS
paint and gesso

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So Happy

I figured I would post another travel layout for the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week. This layout is Adelaide too...we went on a beer tour! 

Here are some closeups...I always love to include memorabilia on my travel is a tasting brochure from our brewery tour and tasting and our transit pass for Adelaide.

Thanks for stopping by!

pp~ Simple Stories
wood veneer~ Studio Calico
mists~ October Afternoon
washi~ MME
word die~ PTI
alpha stickers~ MLS


Well, the Simon Says Stamp challenge issued yesterday is for Travel/Cityscapes! If that doesn't have my name written all over it, I don't know what does! Perfect to get me back into posting more often. So I decided to link up this layout of our trip to Glenelg, just outside Adelaide.

Here's a few close ups...

I used a new-ish stencil with some texture effect plus some mists. 

Thanks for checking it out!

pp~ Simple Stories
texture effect~ Martha
mists~ October Afternoon

Monday, April 15, 2013


So worst blogger ever is back with another post in the same week! 

Simon Says Stamp and Show is having a challenge this week for background stamps! I love using my PTI barnyard chicken wire stamp on my layout backgrounds, especially over top of a hexie stencil and gesso.

This is a layout of our day trip to Boston two summers ago. Lots of fun!

 Here you can see some close ups of the background...

Thanks for stopping by!

pp~ Basic Grey
washi~ MME
stamps~ PTI

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I need to rename my blog to that title!!! It has been an insane few weeks. I thought I had better post something soon! 

The Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is for flowers! I thought I would link up this layout. 

I love the soft flowers on the MME background paper and I made this flower out of layers of different burlap.

Thanks for stopping by. I am going to try to be a better blogger!

pp~ MME
texture effect~ Martha Stewart
washi~ MME
wooden plane~ Studio Calico