Saturday, November 01, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I have fallen in love with card making again..........they are such fun little pieces of art, quicker to do than a layout SOMEtimes and its great fun to share them with friends and family. I'm thinking i should make some for the local Christmas craft sale this year and see how they go over.
I've been enjoying the challenges put on by the design team at Lil Scrappers as well as the sketches on 2 Sketches 4 You blog........great incentive and inspiration can be found there. Here is one i did for Kazan's #11 sketch. as well as a few others to get me in the holiday makin mood. And i'll wait to share the cards i created for their dt call :)
PS: THANK Carla for your ps tips on improving and jazzing up my project photos....... it really does help - if only the weather would cooperate for the actual photo taking.....was so windy on my deck i had a hard time keeping the cards on the bench LOL.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
after 2.5 long years Lindsey got her braces off, whooooo, she is so glad, having to wear retainers for another year or so was a disappointment but at least she can eat carrots and apples again! A new cut/color to compliment the new smile too!
and a few more recent projects to share from the Savvy n sassy crop that was great motivation.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Well once again i'm not keeping up well here.......but i had an awesome weekend participating in 3 online crops at Scrap Fanatics, Life Preservers and Savvy N Sassy (which goes all week long so lots of time to join in and play). I've been having fun stamping and making cards too and using up old patterned papers from my stash (after removing it all from the zip bags and placing into upright jumbo magazine file holders which takes up way less space and is easy to flip through).
Here are some recent creations and i must mention the RED flower layered on the green, the bottom is punched from acrylic packaging, alcohol inked and stamped and then heated with my embossing gun.... is this a cool element and great way to recycle !!
well thats all for today but i really am going to try and post at least once a week if not more often......enjoy the last days of september.
Monday, September 08, 2008
love making cards, they are so quick and fun and use up scraps and small pieces of paper and ribbon etc... discovered this great sketch blog through Lil Scrappers (a new 'local" site i discovered). Anyway, here are the two cards i made based on the weeks sketch and bonus sketches. So many possibilities. And a few layouts from our wedding album that i finished this week (just need a nice album to put the layouts and the pocket pages in to finish)
Monday, September 01, 2008
the summer, can't believe its Sept 1st and time to go back to school and work tomorrow. ugh. and where has the past 20 years gone.....Greg and i have been married 20 years this wednesday and its so hard to imagine - that's a long time yet looking through our wedding photos makes it seem like just yesterday we said our vows. I was THRILLED when i was cropping at the lss and discovered this Beautiful K and Co paper line, bought some, and when i came home it hit me that it was perfect for our wedding pictures. Royal blue is not an easy color to scrap and thats why its taken me 8 years to get at it. So here is my first acrylic album, using K and Co papers and Hambly (mostly) transperencies as well as various rub ons.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The past 10 days have flown by since the family reunion.......and after doing the basement reorganizing and seeing the new cupboards/shelves all in place and beautiful i found some time to scrap (between trips to town for a lil surgery and dental and chiro etc etc) so here are a few projects from July....and THANKS Jayme for asking me to be guest designer at Scrapbook Fanatics for the next 3 months......her kits ROCK and i had great fun with this one that included soft red colors, embossed flower paper and foil and beads.
and a few others i did with the june Life Preservers month kit.....yummy colors and pattern, perfect for summer photos.
And Mitchell's Driving and doing well so i had to document his getting his license.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Work for me is done........breathing a sigh of relief....so glad that warm weather is here, the pool is set up and warming, the kids have a few days of school left.....the big 4-H achievement day is behind us and was successful and I am proud to say that my photo shoot of the event went well and i made some money even :). I have barely had the time or energy to scrap but here are a few layouts from the past month. The crop at Life Preservers was fun, just sad i couldnt be there for the whole thing. I'm guest DT for the month at Savvy N Sassy and am just finishing up my projects with the ribbon kit i received. I won a gift cert. at Scrapbook Fanatics for using their May Kit and I'm anxious to work with the June one i just got.... Jayme puts together some fab kits i tell ya.
I'll admit that my spare moments have been spent with camera in hand or visiting this site
to learn and improve my photos, and i've just started a photo blog for your enjoyment and to keep this blog more scrap related :)
Happy Fathers Day Greg, i know we will all enjoy your new BBQ , the kids and I love ya, you're the best.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Hope today finds you celebrating with your family, celebrating your mom, being a mom, thankful for the one who raised you and has done so much for you, Love you Mom!!! I'm sharing a few pics of our herd, spring really is here when the calves come and start jumping and playing in the pasture, and the trees pop, a few days and we'll see a green hue over the valley, already the grass is looking sooo nice and green, i hope it stays warm, i really do. Kids started soccer last week, I'm down to 2 days a week at work which is really nice, more me time, and of course i've added a few layouts from the past while that i created with Scrapbook Fanatics and Life Preservers monthly Kits.