Thursday, October 30, 2008

PB Inspiration

Hi everyone. I actually did a little scrapbooking this morning! I love me some Pottery Barn and I came across a pic in one of their older catalogs and it inspired me to scrap a mini page of Alex's second homecoming dance pic. Here is the ad with my scribblings on it....and here is the 8x8 layout....I think I will have to do this more often because this came together pretty quick. See that mini chalkboard with the number two on it? That is from Pottery Barn! I got a set of them a long time ago for place cards and never used them until now! Gotta love Pottery Barn!

I will be back tomorrow with the new kit of the month! Maybe even sooner......

Monday, October 27, 2008

Let me see!

Usually what I hear from someone wanting to see what I created after I get back from a scrapbook night with the girls. So, ya wanna see what I did? I'll show you...
More Cards! What a surprise. :) I really do still scrapbook BUT with the holidays coming up, I've got gifts on my mind. These butterfly cards I made as a gift. They are blank b/c most of my friends are scrapbookers who have stamps, so they can use the greeting of their choice. Here is a closeup...I heat embossed a butterfly stamp from Basic Grey with white embossing powder. (I just ordered it for the store because I love it so much)

I posted a cherry card here before but I decided to make a small set.....and with the scraps, I made these just for fun....Well, back to work on my studio. Right now, I am organizing my many stamps into categories....Wish me luck! lol

Thanks for stopping by. Be back soon....

Friday, October 24, 2008

Studio Update...

Sorry I haven't posted much. I have been hibernating in my scrap studio trying to finish it! It has been a long process but it is definitely paying off. I am in love with the new paint color. It makes me so happy when I walk in, which I think (well, hope) will get my creative juices flowing. We went HERE last night and got six shelves. Can't wait to start clearing off my work station and loading them up. I'm not ready to share my room quite yet (I think I might do a video of it when I am done) but I thought I would give you a peek at the MM embellishment center I filled today. I am loving this! I think I need one more for the other side of the window....

I really like organizing my flowers by color instead of in one big, glass jar. I hope this will save some time finding the right color. Well, I need to get ready for a scrapbooking day tomorrow with the girls and then a weekend filled with more organizing! Be back soon...

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Ted and I celebrated our four year anniversary on Thursday (October 16). We spent the day in Indiana going to a few of my favorite scrapbook stores, some antique shops and just wondering around the small town of Noblesville. It was such a great day and it was so nice to just slow down from being so busy at home and just enjoy eachother's company. I didn't take pictures (gasp!) becuase I just wanted to relax but I thought I would share a few favorites of us from our wedding....(all photos were taken by Tina Marie Photography)
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Altered Bucket Video

Well, after NUMEROUS attempts of not making a ten minute video and a few busted lights from my professional photography lights from where I tripped on the cord, I have a video for you. lol I love to share videos, but it is a lot of work! Maybe not for the average person, but for me it is. And yes, I am aware I mess up a few times and sound like I am twelve. lol
Bucket: Target
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Hero Arts and Target
Ribbon: KI memories, Michaels, and Adorn it
Word Fetti: Making Memories
Sequins: Doodlebug Designs
Scallop Punches: Marvy
Other: Chocolate Candies

I may have a few extra kits of this project. If you are interested in purchasing it, email me at hruwe(at)

Thanks for watching. Be back soon...

Monday, October 13, 2008


Just had to do some enabling today because I got in some more fun stuff from Elle's studio for the store.
Remember these cute bird tags from this month's kit? You can find them HERE.
And how fun are these journaling tags? You can find them HERE.

They also come in Black to go with any project. They are HERE.

These are single word stickers You can take a peek at them are HEREI am also selling colorful ones HERE.

Okay, that is enough enabling. You can't be to mad at me, none of these are over$5.00! :)

Hope you are having a great Monday and for all you lurkers out there, say hi! Be back soon...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

T.V. Night

I am not much of a t.v. junkie, but I love Sunday night television. Right now, I am watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition, then Desperate Housewives, and then my all time favorite show, Brothers and Sisters. I LOVE that show. So good.

I thought I would share a couple of cards. I know, big shock right? I haven't had the energy to make a layout but I was wanting to enter the Hero Arts challenge this week, which was to make a masculine card. This is something I don't do often but I will show you what I attempted for the challenge...I did lots of texture for this one and do you see that copper? I embossed it with the swiss dots folder with my cuttlebug! :)

The next card....The entire background of this card is made of Masking Tape! Just something fun.

That's all I got for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Just a few things...

Hello! A few of you emailed inquiring about the stamps for sale in the previous post. Yes, if you are interested in purchasing ALL of the stamps, I will ship them for free and give you a deal on purchasing all of them, just email me if you are interested. :)

Also, Scrapbook Bakery now has Gift Certificates...just in time for the holidays. The Gift Certificates can be mailed to a specific address or emailed!

What else? Not much to report. I am still on the mini-card craze. I'll leave you with a card that I made yesterday using new goodies I got for an upcoming kit of the month....The inside reads, "Thanks for being so sweet." I love Heidi Swapp products and the cherry chipboard is just yummy.

That's all I got for now. Be back soon....

Monday, October 6, 2008

Stamps for Sale

Happy Monday everyone! I was in the process of organizing all of my stamps and WOW, I have WAY TOO MANY! So I thought I would post some here for sale at great prices. These are NOT related to Scrapbook Bakery and not on the site, these are just from my personal use that I want to sell. So, if you are interested, shoot me an email at (I will charge actual shipping cost unless you are local and can pick them up.)
First up, some Hero Arts goodies.....forgive the poor pics, in a hurry this morning....I couldn't remember what I paid for these so I looked them up at Hero Arts and didn't find these exact ones but THESE were a close match. Since they retail for $19.99 and I have NEVER (yes I am ashamed to admit) USED THEM! I will sell them for a bargain at $10.00.
Next up....

I love word stamps but I only used these a couple of times. As you can see, I paid $19.99 so again I am going to go sell these at half price for $10.00.

Next...These retail for $19.99 as you can see HERE. They are in great condition so again, these are for sell for $10.00.

MORE alphabets...

These tiny alphabets come with a locking carrying case with extra room for more stamps! :) The bottom alphabet retails for $11.99 as seen HERE and the top one I can't find online but paid the same. The carrying case retails for $3.50. So, for both alphabets and carrying case, I am selling this for $10.00!

Now for some Stampin Up alphabet sets that are already assembled! ....

This is called Alphabet Attitude Upper and it is from 1998. It is in good condition and I am selling it for $10.00.

Email me if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day-Part 6

Wow! Only about six hours and I was sent about 30 guys are awesome! I thought I was providing you with inspiration but you guys provided me with some! :) The winner of the prize pack from the previous entry is....SARA! Congratulations! Here is her adorable card.... Thanks to everyone that participated in the World Card Making Day fun! I will definitely be doing more of these kind of things on my blog in the future. I would like to wrap up the fun with the remaining mini-cards I created from my class last week.....

Have a good night! :)

World Card Making Day-Part 5

Hi! The winners of the smiley face stamps are....
1. Sandee
2. Kristina
3. Wendy
4. Sandi N.
5. Sherri
6. Nancy (lucky girl!)

Ladies, email me your addresses at hruwe(at) and I will send you a smile!
Okay, next mini-card....
I love creating mini-sized cards because it allows you to have embellishments hanging of the edge and it will still fit in the envelope. So, who wants to win this prize? .....

I included some of my favorite things....a thank you stamp from heidi swapp, a pack of flowers, a 10 count MINI notecard set ready for your creativity, some lipgloss from heidi swapp, and a sheet of Scrapbook Bakery's famous pop-dots!

To win this you must take my challenge....create a MINI sized card using three things that I used in the card above....
1. at least one stamp
2. RIBBON! :)
3. a little bling

Leave a comment to a link that I can view your card at or send a pic of it to my email address (hruwe(at) . You can submit only one card for one chance at the random drawing. However, if you create your card using my card as a sketch, you will receive 2 chances in the drawing for the prize! Have fun creating!

One more thing....I extended the 30% off coupon code (NCMD08) to the Bakery until 10:00 tonight because so many of you took advantage. Happy shopping.

Be back soon! .......

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Let the fun continue....

I am heading off to bed but I have had SO much fun today that I am going to continue the World Card Making Day fun tomorrow! So stop back tomorrow for more fun and prizes and maybe even a challenge! :) You still have time to leave a comment on the previous post for a chance to win that cute smiley face stamp! Hope you had back soon!

World Card Making Day-Part Four

Hi everyone! I took a break and went to Target and found a steal.... Found this rug for my's really big but you can't tell b/c it is folded in half....$9.99! It was marked down from $39.99. Love a good steal.

I know what your thinking who cares, get on with the prizes! lol Okay! But first the winner of the Design Block stamp from the last post is: smilynstef! me (my email is in the previous post) with your address! Here is the next card...

I love the playful image of the Keep Up the Good Work stamp. I actually got that stamp at a local dollar store in the teacher section and guess what other cool stamp I got there?? .....
Aren't these fun? So, I picked up a few more as you can see and since you guys always put a smile on my face with your awesome comments, I thought I would send you one! Okay, this time I will pick SIX (yes, 6!) random winners to receive this fun stamp. Just imagine the fun cards with this one? :) Leave a comment for a chance to win! Be back soon with the winners and more fun and don't forget to shop the Bakery with coupon code NCMD08 to receive 30% off your entire purchase...good only for my blog readers and only for today! :)

World Card Making Day-Part Three

I'm back. :) Congrats to Nancy (again!) and Sherri. You both will be receiving the Butterfly stickers and ABC tabs! Email me at with your address and I will get them out to you!

Okay...on to the next card....
This card features my favorite Design Block stamp from Hero Arts. It makes the perfect background to any project. I have an extra from a class I taught. It has been gently used.....want to win it?
Leave a comment below and I will randomly pick one winner before the next post. Be back soon with more fun....

World Card Making Day-Part Two

Hello again. Congrats to Nancy...the winner of the Crate Paper Rub-ons! Email me at Jeepgirl1994(at) with your address and I will get them to you! Another card share.....
I love the colors of this card and I love butterflies! So, the next prize is butterfly stickers and a tab alphabet sticker sheet from Daisy D's.....

Thenext two people to post a comment will win these! Be back soon with the winners and more card shares!

World Card Making Day-Part One

Good Morning! It is World Card Making Day and I have some fun things planned! I love to make cards. It is a small thing that can put a big smile on someone's face.

First, to celebrate this FUN day, check out the Bakery and use coupon code NCMD08 and save 30% on all of your purchases (today only)! Share this coupon with your will not be on the site, just offered to my blog readers! :)

Okay, Let's start with a card share.....This is a mini-card from my class last Friday. I LOVE to use Hero Arts stamps like I did here but another way I enjoy to put greetings on my cards is to use Rub-ons. So, lets give some away! The first person to post a comment will be sent some of my favorite rub-ons from Crate Paper! I will post the winner in the next post.

(REMEMBER: I have a blog where I have to manually press a button to PUBLISH comments. You only need to post one comment and it does have the exact time when you placed the comment. Don't worry if you don't see it immediately. It will be up soon enough and I will pick the person with the earliest time)

These are an "ingredient" in the kit of the month and I just love all the greetings, perfect for cards. Keep checking the blog OFTEN! More prizes! More fun!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Thank God it's Friday! I have had a very stressful week. I have many things to share but I'm feeling kinda blah. :(

So, just wanted to pop on and say that there will be MANY fun things going on here tomorrow for National Card Making Day! You will not want to miss it! So tell your friends and the fun begins at 10 a.m. (there may be a time difference for those of you who not local to Cincinnati). If your looking for even more National Card Making Day fun, check out Jana's blog. See you tomorrow! :)