Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Scrapjazz....& "a week in the life".....

I just never quite know when my articles will be posted at Scrapjazz...I was surprised to see another article of mine post today! It is a fun article on creating a mini album using empty toilet paper rolls...go check it out...just for fun :o)

I'm loving the process of "a week in the life"...having lots of fun taking tons of photos and gathering bits & pieces of our life this week! Here are just a few of my favorites so far:

MONDAY 4.19.10

{feeding Lucky...she deserves more attention than she gets!}

{school gear}

{Jeremy & Joel - giving Mom a quick smile before heading to school-thanks made my day!}

{Me - on the commute to work}

{Dad & Joel working on the lawnmower}

{Girl kitty, Shadow - she's one sassy cat & doesn't much care for the camera...}

TUESDAY 4.20.10

{Lunch with Kevin - the unsuspecting camera angle...gotcha!}

{track meet @ Ashland - Joel finished in 6th place in the triple jump!}

{these smelled amazing}

{Jeremy finished in 6th place in the javelin!}

{Dad & Jeremy - LOVE this picture}


{a touch of Spring}

{Joel is all smiles today}

{getting the mail}

{Joel cleaning @ the locker}
Well, that's it for now...will try to check back in before the week is over...Prom is this weekend, so things will be busy around our house!
Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My latest Scrapjazz article is up :o)

Just thought I'd do a quick post tonight to let you all know that my latest Scrapjazz article was posted recently...& it was a fun one! I did a review on the EK Success Binding Edge border punch :o) LOVE that punch!

Here are the projects that I created for the article...pretty tickled with how both of these turned out!
Thank You card:

Kraft cardstock base-The Paper Studio, PP-Crate Paper-Season Collection-Summer, Winter & Rainbow, Half Pearls-Basic Grey, October Afternoon-Road Map-Label Stickers, Buttons-Favorite Findings, Embroidery thread, EK Success Binding Edge Border Punch, Machine stitching

ncyc '09:

and a close up of that amazing punched border ;0)

PP-SEI, PP-Cosmo Cricket-The Boyfriend-Borders, October Afternoon-Road Map-Journal cards & stickers, American Craft Foam Thickers-Cream Soda in black, Making Memories Tiny Alpha, Glitz-Frosting in green, EK Success Binding Edge border punch, machine stitching, Martha Stewart journaling pen

Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting an UPDATE to my "week in the life" project...some really great photos to share...lovin' this project :o)

Take care!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

a week in the life...

Happy weekend everyone! So far, my Saturday has been spent getting a color & haircut, which was much needed...& then of course, there is the ever present LAUNDRY chore!%$&*#@ I swear my teenage sons must change 3 or 4 times a day...ok, maybe that is a good thing :o) We sure wouldn't want them running around all day in the same clothes that they do early morning weights or basketball workouts in, now would we!?!

I have been LUCKY enough to sneak in some scrappy time too...just don't tell anyone! ha, ha! Actually, working on an article for Scrapjazz...would LOVE to give you a sneak peek...ok, how about a sneak peak?

What a fun little project...can't wait to show the whole thing!

As some of you may know, I did Project 365 in 2009. LOVED taking photos everyday. LOVED putting together the album. STILL putting together the album...LOL! So, because my 2009 project was not completed, I decided not to do the project in 2010. Let me just say...I miss doing the project :o(

That is why I have decided to join in with Ali Edwards and do "a week in the life" are a few photos of supplies I have gathered. I am following Ali's lead & using page protectors and I have created my very own page title cards and journaling cards...I will share more next week as I take photos & get my album put together...wish me week is BUSY!!!

I can't wait to get this project started! It is going to be lots of fun!
Have a great weekend...take care!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I've been "BLOG SPOTTED" by Cards magazine :o)

Ok...seriously excited about this! & totally surprised! & shocked!

I received an email today indicating that I had a new comment on my blog...well, if you are like me, you LOVE getting comments! I think we all just need that little bit of positive reinforcement & it's always fun to get comments from blogger the new comment was posted on THIS post by Hannah @ CARDS magazine. Holy cow...are you serious? She told me I had been BLOG SPOTTED!!! Total surprise for me! Thanks Hannah!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy about a Christmas layout???

So I thought that things would SLOW down after basketball season...yeah right! Who am I kidding? Apparently, only myself!

After a LONG withdrawal from all things scrappy...I snuck in a little bit of time last night. Want to know what inspired me? Well, the American Crafts blog...that's what! They have fun challenges EVERY week, but this is the FIRST time I have actually played along!!!

So, what to create? I dug thru my very small supply of Flair :o( and decided to go with the Christmas ones I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year....I tried a card, but my MOJO just wasn't feeling it. SO....I retrieved the pile of Christmas card photos we received in 2009 and decided to do a collage of those photos. I kept it super simple and tried something new for me...a double page 8.5 x 11 layout...on white cardstock. LOVE the results!!!

And a few closeups of my FLAIR...

This little tree is so cute...

I really LOVE the clean & simple look to this layout...really lets the photos shine! (I think I was trying to channel Ali Edwards + words...gotta love it!)

Supplies: White cardstock-Walmart, Red cardstock-Creative Memories, Flair by American Crafts, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, zig zag machine stitching, Martha Stewart journaling pen, The Paper Studio-sentiment stamp, Stampin' Up-Real Red ink, date stamp

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter weekend! Take care!