Saturday, April 25, 2009
Ok, that's it! Take care!
These colors are just gorgeous! and I see some fun journaling spots!!!
& how cute do those felt owls look???
& more fun journaling cards & .... the kits are in the MAIL! So I'm trying to wait patiently... ;o)
I have had a real itch lately to find a good book & just read...I have always enjoyed reading, but it has become very hard to find the time! & usually what happens when I do find a good book, I can't put it down & then find myself staying up until all hours of the night...not good for someone who works a full-time job! I tried to make it to the local library last weekend, but just missed them by about 10 minutes...grrrr...So it was a goal to get there this weekend! We have a fairly new library and it really is wonderful for such a small town...I went straight to the "new books" cart and found 3 books...who am I kidding??? I'll have to re-check them at least 3 times! But you aren't going to believe what I literally stumbled upon...I was drawn to the fun cover...are you ready for this? The title is Sisters, Ink and it's a story about sisters, scrapbooking and romance! I don't have any sisters, but just had to check it out! & so far, so good!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Take care!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I also did some inking along the edges with some new VersaMagic ink (thanks to a Fun Frilled contest that I won goodies for!!!) I stamped the sentiment with the same ink & popped the image up with pop dot type adhesive for dimension and added the fun PINK flower & brad! I love this cute flower...but it just was never going to find a home on the many BOY layouts that I do!
Thanks for looking...go check out http://www.funfrilled.blogspot.com/! They have a fantastic contest going during the month of April with nearly $300 worth of goodies up for grabs!
Take care & have a great night!!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
My DH did a super job getting photos at the track meet...thanks Kevin!!!
The first photo is of Joel at the triple jump...I'm going out on a limb here to say that this takes some coordination for sure!!! So proud of you kiddo! 3rd place & personal best!!!
And here he is taking off from the starting block on a relay...blazing speed I tell ya!
And for something scappy...here's a layout inspired by sketch #16 @ http://www.52sketches52weeks.com/. Love their sketches! This layout is a fun one for Joel's school album featuring photos from a tailgate party. The pp's are all from the Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Project 365", the stickers & flower/button are from Making Memories and the journaling spot was downloaded as a freebie Printable Patch from Marks Paper Co. (Thanks Jen!!!) The title sticker was given out the night of the tailgate party...glad I kept it!!!
Past my bedtime! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Today is about multi-tasking: we are having a fundraiser meal after mass tomorrow, so at some point I need to bake a cake and get a salad ready, plus brown about 24 pounds of hamburger to make sloppy joes...ok, Kevin will be in charge of browning the hamburger! In the mean time, I am itching to do something scrappy, so I am working on my Project 365 album....I love this project! It couldn't be easier (since I was one of the lucky ones that actually got a kit) and it is going to be so great to have a complete album of daily family happenings at the end of 2009!
and speaking of Project 365: Because posting my daily photo to my blog is NOT working...I think I am going to try to add a slide show to my blog that features my daily photos for Project 365....they are already neatly organized on my computer, so it shouldn't be too hard...one more thing to add to the growing list of things to do!!!
Another photo related project that I am always running behind on is uploading my photos to online storage; my favorite is Shutterfly. So a few days ago when Joel was sick I uploaded my Jan. 2009 photos (nearly 500 photos!!!) and today I am uploading Feb. 2009 photos. I feel so much better once my photos are uploaded to online storage so then I have at least one backup. I also like to make CD backups...but we don't EVEN want to discuss how far behind I am on that process!!!
So I am off to get something scrappy done...like a school layout for Joel's album...his 8th grade graduation is just around the corner & I am not even into his 7th grade year yet...I think I might be in trouble...wish me some speedy scrappin'!!!
Take care & have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Just a quick post tonight to share a card that I made today for the weekly challenge at Fun Frilled. The challenge this week is to create a card for a bridal shower. Here's what I came up with:
I used some older pp from We R Memory Keepers, brand new cardstock from Paper Temptress (thanks to Fun-Frilled), Die cut tag from K & Company, unknown silk flower, silver brad, sentiment stamp by Stamping Bella (thanks Danielle!) and my trusty Fiskars Threading Water border punch (I apparently can't make a card without it!) Super easy and simple...just the way I like 'em!!!
That's all for now...take care!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
March 4: Me waiting patiently at the carwash!
Here's what the trifold journaling cards look like when they are pulled out of the pocket...
Ok...thanks for looking! Stay tuned for more!!! Did I say how excited I am about getting chosen to be on the Scrapbook Circle Design Team???
Saturday, April 11, 2009
And using a fabulous PageMaps sketch currently featured for a contest at http://pagemaps.com/blog.php?do=blog&id=49 here is the layout that I came up with:
What a fun challenge! Come check it out! A RAK is up for grabs at www.scrapbookcircle.com.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So here's my take on her sketch! I don't normally create pages about me, so this is kinda unusual...but I recently came across this photo of me, soaking up the Minnesota sun after a wonderful massage at the spa...this photo brought back such wonderful memories of that trip!
Supplies used: PP's by Webester's Pages, American Crafts, & Creative Memories; Fancy Pants die cut butterfly, Basic Grey brads, Thickers alpha, Label Buddy word strips, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, machine zig zag stitching, Creative Memories journaling pen, courduroy flower w/gem unknown.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, April 6, 2009
& it just so happens that the card challenge @ http://www.scrapjazz.com/ is to create a spring themed card with at least one flower...
& I used the April card sketch @ http://www.coordinatescollections.com/ ...so I decided I could create one card that worked for 3 challenges...love it when that happens!
So here's my take on the challenges wrapped up into one:
I used pp from We R Memory Keepers, ribbon by Martha Stewart, a brad by K & Co Wild Saffron, and stamps by Stampin' Up & Studio G along with ink from Stampin' Up and a bit of machine stitching. I also rounded the corners of my card for a softer look. Almost forgot my trusty Fiskars Threading Water border punch...I just love that punch!!!
Here's a close up of the flower I created using small circles folded into thirds. I "lifted" this idea from the most recent Creating Keepsakes magazine!
Thanks for looking! Wonder who is going to be receiving this cute little Easter card in the mail??? Have a great night!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Now, on the the other stuff!
Just a few quick shares, then it if definitely past my bedtime!!! So first up is a layout featuring a photo of Joel...I tried to snap this when he wasn't looking, but at the last minute he looked over his shoulder! This was taken last summer and I knew it would be perfect for a layout that I wanted to do for both of the boys....the layout features my favorite song "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts...it just puts to words what I want for my boys! I couldn't get all of the song lyrics on the layout...but you get the idea! The fun owls & tree at the bottom came from Lisa's blog candy that I won a few weeks ago...Thanks Lisa!!! You can see her blog at: http://awscrap.blogspot.com/ She's on the DT at http://www.52weeks52sketches.com/.
Also got to work on a card for the weekly challenge at http://www.funfrilled.blogspot.com/. They have an awesome giveaway for April that you really must go check out! The challenge this week was to create a card for April Fool's Day...I came up with this card & used some handmade flower embellishments that I created a while back using felt, buttons, cardboard lining that came in a cookie can & some Stickles. I also added a touch of hand stitching for the stems and machine stitching around the edge. I find that I am using my Label Buddy a lot lately and stamped the word "fool". My DH asked me tonight who the card was for....I looked at him and said, "Well, probably you" LOL!!! This is not the greatest photo...the background paper is a light lime green but the photo just doesn't do it justice! So cute IRL!
Gotta go for now! Take care!