Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gift for Ian...
I have been playing with this for more then a week, between life and the holidays pushing me along.
It was only tonight that I finished with no time to spare...

All the paper is Bazzil, flowers are old stash along with my Suzannes crocheted flowers centered with rinestones.
I incorprated netting the girls had in their hair, within the flower bouquet also. 
All of the die cuts are Quickutz. Flower punch is EK Success
The bird I hand cut each piece of black glued them on white and cut out again.

My Love to you Ian. I have always wish for the bad things to go away and the good things stay...
and they have...they have.
Love, Mom

Friday, December 17, 2010

Grandma Cheri in North Dakota...
      Lilian Grace Peterson was born Febuary 12, 2010. I have been thankful to be apart of her growing year along with her sister Vivian.  The Joy, Happiness and Love shared...I think of Grandma Cheri that lives so far away in North Dakota, with a tear in my eye, wishing she could be with us.
     This card is specially made for Grandma Cheri. She is a quilter and I am sure that she thinks about her daughter and grand-daughter while hanging out the laundry....and all time in between...with a tear in her eye.

colored with Derwent artists pencils
Papers are old as a quilt!
Ribbons from Michaels store
Buttons from Jo-Anns fabrics
Punch is Creative Memories

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shopping was Devin...

Firstly...Creativity is messy...here is my mess *
Bug-a-Boo Stamps

Thank-you to all that have inspired me.
 Look Trisha, I embossed!
This is what I came up with...
I had some fun with cut work again...one of my favorite things to do.
Bugaboo digi called, Ruby November
Spellbinders - Deco Elements Deco Squares  
Marvy - Snowflake
Black & White paper is GCD Studios -
Cosett collection
Bazzil solid paper Sparkle pick paper Tsukinek embossing
Offay ribbon
Making Memories buckle and brads
Rudy with her new, tag of 1/2 price outfit from her honey!
Now...to tidy up and start a new project for the holidays!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ambiance for beautiful homes...


“I am participating in a GC Creative Connection. I heard about this month’s GCCC - Party Hats - from GC Creative Connection Why not play along? Post a creation to your blog mentioning my post and the Creative Connection post on Gingersnap Creations. Let’s all craft it forward and see how far we can get this connection to go!”
 Challenge submitted to: Delicious Doodles Challenge 
Happy New Year!

Cheryl you caught me building a personal card for Deb at Ambiance for beautiful homes. The gals there put on fun sales during the year and one of them is during the holidays.
When you arrive it is the WOW factor for one! Being greeted you are to pick from hundreds of handmade paper hats, my hat pick at bottom! Each hat gets a ticket stapled within to which you are entered into drawings.
There are "beverages" & goodies while you shop & get in on sales. "Buy" the time you leave you have goodies in your tummy, goodies in your bag or bags and a smile on your face.
This is a all time favoriate shop while one is in Astoria, Oregon. Go check out their Ambiance Facebook of this years party & shop!!!

Cheryl and all the Sassy Cheryl followers thanks for visiting Paper Bagley Studio with your inspiration to be creative!!!

Now that the building is finished....bottoms up...Cheers to Deb Kelley and Londa Sarkie and her Gals for all that they do to bring us Beautiful, fun and exciting joy into our homes.
Even more so for their personal touch into the lives that enter there.
"Happy Holidays!"

This card was inspired to be built by:
Thank-you for the digi that has brought this idea to reality.
I used tinsel ribbon and a white glitter ribbon. Punchies are from a old punch by marvy, paper  from scraps and lots of rinestones.

Tootsies' Ambiance hat for 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It was only Yesterday...

Today was to start little Toots' album. I got my inspiration from Simply Scrappy Crafts Sketchy Saturday Corner group - November week 3. I embraced the layout to a 2 page spread.

Product used: 
     Printed papers - Deja Views Sharon Ann Baby Girl
     Leaf punch - EK Success
     Letters & Butterfly - Quickutz
     Crochet flowers - Suzanne's Stitches on etsy
     Misc. - ribbon, jellies, frame & rinestones - Flea Market

The sayings -
If you haven't had time to respond to a tug on your pants leg, your schedule is to crowded. -by: Robert Brault
You grow & so has Love, Grandma Tootsie

The enjoyment through the construction was to look at my Toots and smile or laugh. I really wanted to add a stamped image although the right one has not come up...yet!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Greatest Blessings call me...

....Mom & Grandma

This last October was our 1st reunion for all the kids to gather at Mom's. We were missing just a few but they were in our hearts.

We had a lot to catch up on for it has been 30 plus years for some of us. We were all grown up which means being older and wiser! The game nerts came into play, in turn brought out lots of memories to speak off. Dinner was wonderful of course Mom had cooked all week to get ready for it. She has missed cooking for all the kids and more so having us all together again.

A yearly reunion is planed in October in hopes that all will be there. This next year the guys will cook...and plan...gals will watch the kids and wash dishes!  
It may not look like a holiday gift, but it is.  Mom, just pretend you never saw this,        Love, Toots    


Friday, November 12, 2010

HaPpY BiRtHdAy !!!!!!


It’s a birthday
November 12, 2010 for...

*Paper Bagley Studio *

I have been working on the move for a week now, which consisted of some late nights, like 3am!
Well...that’s because it’s good fun to reorganize and get to know what you have and what you didn’t think you had!

There are some changes that will take place in time but for now…here it is for all to see.

If you have “?s” or have ideas to throw my way I would love to hear them.

At this time I would like to say thank-you to my hubby for his support and understanding…I am so grateful for this time in my life. It is one that most women long for…now it is my time.

I would also like to thank family & friends for giving me motive to do this. Also to Vivi, Cherish and Little Toots for giving up your room!!


Décor is by Ambiance located in Astoria, Oregon and owned by;
 Deb Kelley and Londa Sarkie.

Check out their Facebook site for details and lots of pictures.
They also do shipping ladies!!!
The framed letters; Memories and Dream, saying blocks along with the suitcases are from Ambiance.

They have Christmas Décor that is unbelievable…you gotta look!!

Tootsie’s in her studio again…well it's after mid-nite so I think I'll depart for some shut eye  for a early morning of coffee at the Svensen Senior center...

That be it, I have to get ready for 1st inspection mid-morning so I needs to go.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Being Fabulous...

 ...is hard work but somebodys got to do it!

This card has been along time awaiting! I have been working in my "New" studio and saw that Sassy Cheryl is having a challenge for "What are you working on now, Show me" so here ya go.
This card is for my friend Trisha's birthday which was last month!
I started coloring the digi by, Loralie Designs with the 33 copics that I had, not!

Ordering had to take place so it was off to 7 kids college fund. New copics, what fun is that... I was off to finish Trisha...the card. Reds, Blacks and Grays are a challenge but I got a look that I could live with.
Paper - Basic Gray, Stella Ruby  Solid is Bazzil All other materials are from old stash.
If I would have know then what I know now, as the saying goes!
I would have added more "fo fo" but less is more!  Please give your thoughts.
I will be posting my NEW Paper Bagley Studio tomorrow!!!

On to the next gift of giving, Tootsie
Sassy Cheryl whats to know what I am working on now!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hunting Grand Parents...

I created not 1 but 2 different cards with EatCake Graphics; Muttzie and the Goonerberrys for us fall hunting type. With a lot of detailing, of course, I also designed my own materials for the guys' vests. Also since my husband is bald I had to cover up the noggin with a hat...wow... and it matches...that's because I have total blog control! I love doing the "detailing" of a project and actually look forward to it.
Click on the pictures for a closer look !
"The Moorses" was designed for that special Thank-you for being that couple in life.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hide n Seek...

I was looking for inspiration to do something else and I found it at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #83 with a hide n seek card. The stamp I used is Eat Cake Graphics, Emily on the ground that I colored with Copics. The flowers are a small stamp ? then I added my ditto of what the Basic Gray paper is.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A gift for Mommy...Elisabeth Bell Top 3

Prize winner

Tootsie submission below

 Excited...oh yea!! I want to thank the DT for all that they do to make these challenges possible, Thank-you!
Also for my family and friend Trisha for their encouragment to express my art for display. I still have lots to learn from Trisha and all of the artist here and throughout the groups and sites there are... and there are alot. I have choosen from these Elisabeth Bell for one.

I am still numb from the first look at the list. I saw "Tootie" and thought, "Well, maybe?". I clicked on the name and sure enough it was me, Tootsie ! Tootie, Tootsie I'll take the thrill. Thanks again to all * Tootsie *

I had been waiting for inspiration to present itself. I got it from Elisabeth Bell's World challege blog using a box or tote & a Elisabeth Bell stamp.
Susan with bunny that I purchased at Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs.
Then...creating begain...coloring one day...designing then...there it was! A gift for a special Mommy of my namesake, Tootsie.

I used Copic markers, Bazzil paper, stripe paper; gcd studios, Spellbinders; Lacey Circles & Squares, Crocheted flowers made by my sister Suzanne, the other embellishments are from a garage sale of all things!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Little Boys are...

Mo's  1 year on, inspired me with this challenge, for boys stamps only! Well, as us girls know, boys are made of snakes & snails and puppy dog tails and they also get in trouble and need time out...no matter how old!!

My little Grandson, Eli is 3 and the "Time Out" rule applies with great results. Eli is kind, loving, caring and well mannered little guy. I have been thankful to have this time in my life to get to know him and bond.

This card is actually a tag pop-up that lays down, not pop-up. This came about because of the detailing could not be pushed down into the card base so...it just pushes back and fits into a 5X7 envelope.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

*The Diva that has everything*

This versatile card, note holder for the desk of a Diva that has everything.
The stamp is by: Mo Manning, paper by: Basic Gray called Pheobe, die frame by: Spellbinders nesties labels 5.
I added a bit of netting, ribbon and cut outs from the print paper. I will be using this card among others in the makings, for class' come this spring.
Now...back to the Studio to create more for you all.
Enjoy your Fall and Winter* I'll be here submitting, so come back to see what I will be doing next !!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Art Journal

A new journal was needed so I took advantage of the Midnight Maddness Challenge.
I used Elisabeth Bell stamp named Willow writing recipes which suited my journaling of art work. The papers are Basic Grey and Bazzil. Scallope frame is Spellbinders, embossing is Cuttlebug, Branches and letters are Quickutz.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vivi & Lili ... the kitty kat girls

This is my first "Mo's Blog" challenge. I have chosen to use a picture frame. I have used Patience from Mo's collection of digi stamps. I selected a spellbinder die, Beaded Ovals, the rest is old paper and ribbon.
I have done this one other time with a different stamp for my grand-daughter Vivian...this ones for Lilian.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kiki out of the jar!

Stamp is by Eat Cake Graphics called Gwen.
I have used this stamp several times and smile!
Dies are Spellbinders, paper by: 3 bugs in a rug, flower ?, stamped with Versamark.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Moleman

A Thank-you to my professional mole trapper; Don from Floyds Station.
This card was made special. I had a mole problem and I called on someone to take care of it for I was not getting the job done for myself. It was taking awhile so I ask another local and he, Don was jumped right out there and set traps. That first week, all of the sudden there were more traps of a different sort! In asking Don what was up, he replied, " I think we have a checker board game, for the other person went ahead and placed their traps also!"I was within the month or less that my problem was gone. "The Moleman" got 3 moles and won the game! He would not take a thing for the time and work involed so my card making seemed to do the trick.

Inside of card are caught moles and one on the loose only to be caught next year!
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