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Archive for April, 2008

Love Love Love this new technique …

Posted by emileehathaway on April 28, 2008

OK – So today on SCS the TLC is to create a double open card and I LOVE this!  I think it’s so super cute!  I used my cricut for the bottom 2 layers.  I think I have already said this … I REALLY want to get Nestabilities, but the Accent and Essentials Cricut Cartridge kinda does the job.  So, I’ll stick with what I got and hopefully for my birthday I’ll break down and get the Nesties.

Paper: Always Artichoke, Choc Chip, ScrapTime DP
Ink: Always Artichocke, Choc Chip
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Goodies: Flower Punches, Silver Brads, Ribbon


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Scrapbook Sunday #7

Posted by emileehathaway on April 27, 2008

Hello Everyone!

Well, it’s that time again, Scrapbook Sunday!  I must say that this is one of my favorite challenges.  I am glad I am doing this … it forces me to actually get this done and by the end of this year I should have about 40 pages done!  That’s almost a whole book.  I challenge anyone who likes to scrapbook to do this too.  You don’t have to do Scrapbook Sunday pick whatever day you want, but go for it and just think … by the end of the year you will have a whole album done too!

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Cameo Coral
Stamps: Polka Dots and Petals
Ink: Versamark
Goodies: Stamped Cricut Cartridge

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Tooty Fruity

Posted by emileehathaway on April 23, 2008


I have a SU party tomorrow night and I just got my new Tart and Tangy set and Summer Picnic paper so I wanted to do something with them for the party.  So, I got a little carried away last night making my Hostess gift, but I couldn’t help myself I started working on this at about 9:30 after the kiddo was in bed and the kitchen cleaned up and then the next thing I knew it was 12:00.  HOLY COW.  I put in a movie and just started going to town and had TOO much fun doing this.  I got the tutorial for the box off of Toyz blog

I usually get super excited for club and all my SU parties, but I was SO excited for this little fruity set that I was absolutely jacked to get started 🙂  and can’t wait to use them at the party.  I am a serious paper geek!  🙂

Stamps: Tart and Tangy and various sentiments 
Paper: Summer Picnic, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive 
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive 
Goodies: embossing powder, punches, ribbon, brads 

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Super cute Gift Card Holder

Posted by emileehathaway on April 21, 2008

Here is today’s SCS Technique challenge – I LOVED this!  I will definately be using this again in the future.  Here is a link to the tutorial I used.  The words are in German, but the pictures are so good, you don’t need the words.

Two days in a ROW!  Holy COW!  This is wonderful – I am so happy to be stamping again!

Thanks for Looking!  🙂


Paper: Real Red and Whisper White CS and some DP from DCWV 
Stamps: So many Scallops, Season of Joy 
Ink: Real Red, White Stazon 
Goodies: Ribbon, punches, silver Brads, pop ups

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To my Everything … Beate’s WSC #44

Posted by emileehathaway on April 20, 2008

Here is my go at Beate’s WSC.  It has been what seems like FOREVER since I participated in a challenge so I was so happy to work on this today.  It was super funny because I put my 6×6 page together on Wednesday and then this challenge came out on Friday and the sketch is SO similar that I decided to use the scraps from my club 6×6 page.

I have wanted to use my Embrace Life set for the longest time … I LOVE this set but it was unfortunately packed away so I had to pull it out.  Also, I just received Define your life so I wanted to use that as well.  I couldn’t help myself I wanted to used everything that I had been missing so I used my sewing machine to stitch around the DP (it’s kinda hard to see in the picture).  And I wanted to use my cricut (my poor bug was packed away too!)  I have really been wanted to get Nestabilities.  I think they look SO stinkin’ awesome, but while I was playing today I pulled out my cricut software and created a scalloped rectangle template that the bashful blue was cut out of.  I also used stickles on certain parts of the flower images.

I tell you what Ladies … I had so much stinkin’ fun today I didn’t want to stop.  It sounds ridiculous but I think I spent about 2 hours on this card because of all the fun things I kept adding. 

Thanks for another great challenge Beate, this was super fun.  TFL!


Paper: 5x 8.5 inch Kraft Base, Fall Flower DP, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Old Olive CS

Ink:  Old Olive, River Rock, Old Olive

Stamps:  Embrace Life, Define your Live, Fundamental Phrases

Goodies:  White Stitching around the DP, Stickles, sponging, silver brads

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Scrapbook Sunday #6 … So Good to be HOME!

Posted by emileehathaway on April 20, 2008

Well, it is a freakin’ miracle but we are finally in our house and I am none to happy!  We moved in last week and I have so busy putting everything away and cleaning the house so that it’s actually livable!  New construction is DISGUSTING!  This house was SO dirty it wasn’t even funny 🙂  But we are starting to settle in and and trying to get back to normal! 

It has been so nice to scrapbook and post today.  I have my computer back with my software and it’s just wonderful to have a craft room back!  Seriously … today has been heaven like.  I didn’t know just how much I missed it all until I started playing today.

Today is Scrapbook Sunday so …  Here are two pages (that don’t match) but the first one was made for club and the second I made this afternoon while the little man was napping. 

Thanks for Looking!  🙂

First Page Recipe:

Paper:  6×6 Kraft Base, Fall Flowers DP, Whisper White and Bashful Blue CS

Ink:  River Rock

Stamps:  Alphabits

Goodies:  River Rock double stitched ribbon, staples

Second Page Recipe:

Paper:  6×6 Real Red Base, DCWV DP, Whisper White CS

Ink:  None

Stamps:  None

Goodies:  Buttons, Circle Punch, Jumbo Red Eyelets  White Ribbon

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Scrapbook Sunday #5

Posted by emileehathaway on April 6, 2008

Here are a couple of SUPER easy pages.  I think I spent 20 mintues putting both of them together!

Again … No stamping this week, the words are chipboard I had laying around.

If you can actually believe it, we are STILL not in our house.  We should be in this upcoming weekend, but I am NOT going to hold my breath … I’d suffocate and die.  LOL! 

Hope you all have a super week!

Page Recipes:

Paper:  Basic black CS, Bashful Blue DP

Ink:  NONE

Stamps:  NONE

Bling: SU White Grosgrain ribbon, provo craft chipboard letters, SU silver brads

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