Sunday, December 9, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Also, I actually managed to start my Christmas shopping. This is the first year I've run into this, but each of my children have something on their list for Santa, which happens to be an extremely popular item this year.....not a fun experience!!! I did manage to find what my son wants (had I waited another week or two I probably wouldn't have), but I'm having a very difficult time finding the BOY doll that my daughter wants. The doll comes in both a boy and a girl model, but apparently all 4 yr. olds must want the boy model this year. I can find tons of the little girl dolls, but none of the little boy??? What's a MaMa to do?
As you can tell from my blog lately I'm in full Christmas mode here, we even had our first snow fall last night. The kids were outside at 8:15 this morning building snowmen!! Sadly, I was NOT going to go out and join them, so they had to go it alone!!!! They had a blast though.
Here are a couple more Christmas cards to share with you. I bought a K & Co. matt pack of 4x6 Christmas papers yesterday, I think K & Co. is one of my favorite PP lines, just behind BG!!! The second card is still a little iffy for me, and even though I did make 3 of them, I still can't decide if I like them. I'll just wait and see if they sell or not! I also included a picture of some of the tags I've been working on! Tags are not an easy thing for me to make at all, but thought it would be a good idea for using up my scraps, as I hate to throw any of them away!! Though I still need to find the right ribbon to finish them off! Sentiment stamps are from Skipping Stone Designs!
Well, I've definately rambled on much too long! Have a great day everyone! TFL!!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Tough choice, but I'd have to go with PP's. A lot of my embellishments come from the $ store, and my local one has a great selection which is updated with new items regularly. So I'd definately use the money to invest in some beautiful, expensive, co-ordinating PP lines!
2. If you had to choose between only using stamps or rubons, which would you choose?
Although I love the look of rub-ons, some of the designs are wonderful. I would have to stick to stamps if forced to choose.
3. If you knew how to do awesome cards and layouts and could only do one for a whole year....which would you do?
Cards, without a doubt!
4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home....(can't have both..he,he,he.)
I think I would stick with my own cozy little room I have now! It also serves as our computer room, but everything in my corner is set up to suit me, and I can just go in and "escape" after the kids go to bed!
5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style....
I don't think I really have a style! I like to try new things and just play. I tend to stick to clean lines and love soft inking in light tans and darker browns, for a vintage feel, but not always!
I'm usually in the last round of tagging on these, so if you haven't yet been tagged and want to play, consider yourself tagged, just leave me a lik so I can enjoy your answers!
TFL, have a good one!
Monday, October 29, 2007
I just love the way these next ones turned out. I've seen lots of cards in similar layouts to this, and it's not what I intended when I stared (ended up adding the CS to stamp the sentiment on), but I just love the way everything has come together on this one.
This one was done using one of Carla's sketches. I didn't hve time to do it during her challenge, but I find sketches a wonderful source of inspiration at anytime!
Thanks for visiting, have a great day!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Everything in the inspector's report was minor, with the exception one thing that we knew was a possibility and expected them to haggle over. I must say I feel better then I have in over a week and I'm actually kind-of relieved. As much as I do want to sell the house and move, this one just did not feel right to me from the get go......sounds weird, I know, but just something was lacking there. Hopefully the right people are just around the corner. The only really bad thing is we already started the migration process on the house and property (new law stating that all property sellers are responsible to have the land title searched and recorded on the new computerized registry system) so now we're stuck with a lawyer bill that we really don't need right now! Oh well guess it's better to be done regardless!
I'm not at home this weekend, but I did get a bunch of Christmas cards made on Thursday, with my new PP's I'll try to post a couple on Monday!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Both of these were Sketchs from Papercrafts, but for the one with the tree, I made the sketch the card. The ribbon unties, the flap lifts up, and the sentiment (or note) goes under the big red circle!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Found this sweet pkg. of rub-ons at the local durg store. I just loved them and the were only $1.29 can't beat that! Used my Studio G, stamps, and my favorite white satin ribbon!
This is just a card I made to use up some PP, CS, and Lace scraps I had kickin' around. The metal embellishment came from dollarama! Pkg. of 12 for a $1 and they had all kinds of different styles.
Made this card using Carla's new sketch and some Daisy D's PP's. Carla was having some trouble with her old blog and now has new blog set up and you can get to her by clicking here.
To all you wondeful ladies who come visit, I apologize for not getting time to comment, but I have been visiting! I promise as soon as I get a chance I'll sit down and start sharing some love!
Have a great day!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I love this sketch so much I did two cards, and definately plan on using it again. Thanks to Di for the inspiration!
I do realize that these cards look awfully plain without a sentiment on them, but I prefer to leave them blank for the time being, until I know what/or whom they'll be used for.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Enjoy your day everyone and thanks for stopping buy!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Here is the beautiful bride and our Dad walking down the tiki-torch lined "aisle". This is part of the ceremony. They had a sand ceremony, kind of like with the candles in the church, but here each person has their own vase of colored sand that they layered in a clear vase. Each layer has a special meaning and then the last layer is Becky and Darrell's different colored sands poured together to represent their union. It makes such a lovely keepsake!
This is the entire Bridal party with the parents. They each had only one witness, myself and Darrel's best friend. simple and fairly casual!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The one on the top is made from my scraps from the card below. It is definately Bety inspired, in the use of the flowers, buttons, and twine.
The black card is just some playing around with some more scraps. I inked that chipboard flower but my red ink just doesn't "match" the other reds in the cards! Oh well you win some and lose some, right?
Alicia, to answer your question from my last post my corner rounder is from EK Success, Don't know if that's a brand name or not? I bought it at Walmart, and it doesn't cut through folded cardstock...... easily!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Well, I've had absolutely NO time to play! We did put the house on the market, the sign went up yesterday, so since last Thursday we have pretty much done nothing but redo the two rooms that still had not been redone since we moved in, 5 yrs ago! Thankfully my MIL Debbie has been with us every step of the way helping out, if not, I'm not sure things woud have ever been finished, so.......... BIG "Thank You" to Debbie!
and.... my sister's wedding is this coming Sat. I've been busy finishing up the party favors that will be given away, and I still have a speach to write.....??????? Hopefully I'll find some time to create , as there are a couple of cards that I've seen and wanted to try!
Missing my craft table!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Here is another card for Carla's latest Sketch challenge, as soon as I saw it I new I wanted to try it. Again, I did change the sketch a tiny bit!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday was the annual family picnic for Daren's work. They have a ring toss tournament for the adults, a bouncy tent, face painting, balloon animals and lots of games, prizes, and candy for the kids! Bergen and Abbey both got their faces painted....Bergen actually sat for over an hour to get this spiderman look, not sure if you can see Abbey's heart in this picture!
Saturday and Sunday night we actually spend at the in-laws house and I got time to make a few cards while I was there! This first one is another one of Carla's sketches. It's not exactly the same, but I kind of adapted it and it incorporates many of the elements from her sketch.
This one I made just playing aroundlast night using up some of Debbie's scraps! I love going through her scrap box. I think I could scrap off just her scraps! I did make one other card, but the picture seems to have disappeared? I will save that for a post tomorrow!
Well I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as we did!