Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Today I spent the day in my pj's and cleaned up my studio. I always seem to make the biggest messes and it keeps me from finishing up projects. After reorganizing my paper and scraps, I finished two projects that I will share with you this week in addition to the Stamp-A-Stack projects. I am so excited about the turnout. I am definitely in Christmas mode!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I have been making my own Christmas cards since my son Kody was born. I remember my first homemade cards and getting that perfect picture of my precious little boy to send out to all my family and friends. That perfect picture turned out to be quite the ordeal. I came up with the idea of wrapping a paper box and putting Kody inside (I know, how original...). The box kept flipping over and he would cry so I tried changing his outfits several times. Remember how difficult it is to change your baby's outfit, much less try when he has been placed in a box and keeps dumping over!!!! Needless to say, after all these years, I still enjoy making my own cards and enclosing photos of my precious little ones (yes, I know, they are grown). If it makes you feel better, they still give me a hard time when it's "Christmas photo-op" time.
Here is this year's card and a blast from the past.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Since the beginning of this school year, I have been so busy with my daughter Sara. We are a homeschool family and years past have been just so so. We didn't get too involved in many "groups" as my kids were older and they were having a difficult time finding "their niche". This year however, is the exception. Sara has gotten involved in Youth In Government, FISH Hawks Football and a social life too. Not sure I am ready for the last one :(.
We began our year with YIG and since this year was an election year, we were priviledged to be a part of our local candidates campaign. Little did I know I would be taxi driver or shuttle to not only my kid, but other YIGGERS (I didn't make that up) as well. Even though I don't consider myself to be very "political", I had a blast supporting our local candidates. I have also enjoyed getting to know the members of YIG and their families. Most of them are also FISH Hawks, which brings me to FOOTBALL.
It has been AGES since I have gone to a high school football game. I am not too much of a football fan (except UF vs. FSU), but let me tell you, those guys can play some mean football. The season ended up with the Hawks making it to the semi-finals.
Of course, during football season we managed to squeeze in a homeschool homecoming. Being the parent of a TEENAGE GIRL, there is always so much to do. Shopping for dresses, shoes, makeup, manis and pedis, oh my!! It was an awesome experience for Sara, one she will never forget. I am proud that my daughter did so well in picking her friends. The young women and men she "hangs out" with are truly exceptional kids and their parents are just as great.
Hopefully now that some of the functions are out of the way (for now), I am hoping to get back into the swing of CRAFTY things. I promise to share some really cool items I have been working on over the last few days. On Saturday, I am hosting my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack/tea party. I can't wait to have a day to enjoy my friends and my crafts.
Be Blessed Everyone!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Accessories: Cricut Cartridges = Graphically Speaking and San Serif
Friday, September 10, 2010
Have you had a chance to view the new Holiday Mini Yet??? If not, you can view it HERE. There are soooo many items in there that I want. I am going to have to go on a "holiday diet." At first when I saw the new Letter Presses, I thought to myself, I don't really need those. Like how I use the word need? After seeing this video, I GOTTA HAVE IT!!!! I can literally visualize awesome scrapbook pages, mats for photos, etc. The ideas are endless!!!
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
This is one of my favorites and it is sooooo simple to make. The Elegant Bouquet is one of my favorite embossing folders and it makes a beautiful card with very little effort.
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Pixie Pink (retired)
Paper: Whisper White and Pixie Pink (retired)
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and ribbon
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Since I can't throw away any photos and I like to keep my layouts no more than 4 pages, I applied the "Queen of Cram" technique I learned from my good friend Linda Higgins. Like me, she likes to keep everything and put them in her scrap pages. To accomplish my goal of not throwing away any pictures and stay with a two page spread, I made this little mini book to hold the rest of the photos.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Here is this weeks challenge
I haven't had much time lately to scrap or create cards, so it seemed like the perfect time to use My Digital Studio. It is so quick and easy.
For this weeks challenge, we were to use the colors Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and So Saffron. I was able to incorporate all of the colors, plus use some of the embellishments and stamps. I am quite happy with my project and the time it took to make.
If you are in my area and would stop by and get it a try, please give me a call.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Here is this weeks color combo
and here is my card/project.
I know the quality of the photo stinks. My daughter Sara left this morning on a trip to Washington DC and took our main camera and left me with the pocket camera. It takes decent photos far away, but not close up. This is the best I can do. I tried to stage it to help, but that didn't work either. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Autumn Harvest
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Hemp Twine
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I was invited to participate in a Christmas card swap by my adopted upline Jeri Fontana. I was really excited to be asked as this is my first card swap. Jeri made the swap so easy by allowing us to pick a layout in the new Idea Book & Catalog or the new Holiday Mini Catalog (those on my mailing list should be receiving any day now) and we needed to use current colors and product. Since I just got my Stampin' Up! order yesterday, that was REALLY easy. The Christmas DSP ROCKS! For my project, I chose a layout in the Holiday Mini on page 26. Take a good look as I have used some of the new items from that catalog that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! So, what do you think? I may use this card as my Christmas Cards this year.
BTW, did you notice my new watermark? I have been playing around with My Digital Studio again. It is such an versatile program. With the particular watermark, I used the images in Microsoft Publisher.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso (one of my favs)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and DSP Candy Cane Christmas
Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I received some great news yesterday. Each week I participate in Samantha's Color Combo Challenge and one of my cards was selected as the winner. Since there were only 6 participants in this weeks challenge, Samantha hand selected my entry. That totally made my day. If you are up for the challenge, you should check it out. She has some really neat prizes for participating.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I hope you like it.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, miscellaneous brad, Daffodil Delight 1/4 grosgrain ribbon
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