Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Last Christmas, when I was just getting started in scrapping, my Dad was sitting and watching me put together a paper bag album, he was shaking his head, laughing, and saying " I just don't get it" ......this from a man who collects stamps and could spend hours examining and sorting them!!! LOL.
Anyway, I decided I had to put together something something special just for him. I asked Mom to locate the envelope he kept with his father's photo and ID tags from WWII. I managed to put together, and frame, the following layout for him:
Well he like it very much, and actually asked me I I could take it apart to add in Grampy's medals, that he had hidden away somewhere else. I finally got around to finishing it up last night, and below is the end result.
I had to attach it to cardboard, as those metals are just too heavy for cardstock. He will now build a shadow box for it. The envelope in the pocket is from an actual letter Grampy sent while he was overseas the post mark and stamp are in perfect condition, oh yeah...Dad also collects postmarks????
I hope everyone had a great weekend, we had lots of fun! We did get our new computer, but haven't got it on the internet yet, or any of our files transferred. I can't wait though! I had to log into blogger 5 times just to get this posted! Ughhhhhhhhh!
Have a great day all! TFL
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Anyway, this card is for the August one- on- one swap on the SS web site. This months "theme" was to try and use a complete set of the studio "g" stamps, from Michaels. I choseone of the baby sets, and here's what I did with it! Hope the receiver likes it!
For those of you interested...we did make it to the beach yesterday, and had a wonderful time! The water was actually quite warm, the sun was hot, and the waves were high! There were actually surfers out, and really catching the waves, it was quite fun to watch. Needless to say Berg now wants a surf board and wet suit......yet he won't let go of the side of the pool if you put him in swimming lessons? Go figure! He did actually take his "mini" board along and would ride the ankle deep waves as they came in, so really I can't complain....he was in the water AND horizontal!
Have a wonderful weekend !
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
We had another milestone here this weekend ! DD Abbey learnd to pump! This is a huge thing for her as Berg finally mastered pumping a couple of months ago, and now she has too! The smiles now when she gets on that swing are out of this world, it's an amazing thing to get to watch your child accomplish such things, you can almost feel their pride! I love it!
This card started out as playing around with the foam stamps I received in my prize package from Scraplovers. I used a cream card stock and my distressing inks....I am so NOT a colored ink person. The heart is a shared item from my MIL. She received some in an RAK and was kind enough to give me a couple! Thanks Debbie! I just added the color wire to decorate it, and then stamped "HI" on it.
Now this card..... I love how this turned out and I think it's one of my favorites. After making the card above, I had my wire out (which I have not touched since I bought it) and tried to make a flower. Well, after some moving and bending, the shape sort of started to look like butterfly wings, so I went with it! I did some tweeking, added the body (an oval chipboard button) and attached the two together with ribbon. The sentiment, (heat embossed in silver) seemed fitting, except that I have yet to master Alpha stamps, so some of the letters are a bit off, but hey, it adds character, right?
I must sign off now, the kids are getting restless, and if it doesn't clear off we'll atleast get to visit with my sister and neice. I realized that we haven't been to her house since we painted it in February while she was in the hospital! UH! How bad is that?
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Also, thanks to eveyone who comes to visit and/or leave comments. Your feed back is greatly appreciated!
Now to find 5 others to nominate......
Well, four is the best I could come up with! I have so many wonderful blogs bookmarked that I was trying to find people who weren't already displaying the badge, but so many have been tagged already!
Keep Rockin' Girls!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
1. I had my ears pierced when I was 4 yrs. old, and then did 3 more holes, on my own, when I was a teenager.
2. I would love to get another tattoo.
3. My biggest fear is death.
4. My favorite chips are sour cream and onion.
5. I have kissed on a Glacier.
6. I used to figure skate when I was younger.
7. I spent 9 yrs. as a 4-H club member.
I didn't tag anyone last time I was tagged so this time I will do some.....Here are two people I don't think have been tagged yet;
Thursday, July 19, 2007
TFL, have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Oh yeah, the drum stick was not included in the pkg., my son thought I wouldn't notice he'd added that in when I went to get the camera!
So I'm sending a special "Thank you" out there to Scraplovers, as I know a lot of this has come from their store, and to Cosmo Cricket!
Happy scrapping everyone!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Here's a card I made using Skipping stones design's -In Stitches set, just a simple card to highlight the stamps! Below is a simple little gift tin, to use for a "thank you" gift for a girlfriend. Again I used Skipping Stone's stamps - Well behaved women set. Around the bottom of the tin it reads: I'm only ast strong as my control tops, my hirspray, and my friends.
And finally, Lee, as you predicted, and I expected, Bunny number 2 made it's first appearance on Friday. The're just so cute! So far they haven't done any damage, as I'm not a big gardener, so except for the Cat knocking things over running from window to window as they hop around the yard, their presence is not a big deal for us!
Have a great day Everyone! TFL!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Well, we finally made it home! It took us a little longer then expected as our car broke down, so we ended up spending a couple of extra days at the In-laws, but we had fun! The kids got to go on the Legion's float in the July 1st parade with Nana, Grampie marched in front! I even managed to get a couple of cards made while away.
This first one I made for a swap on the Simply Sentiments website. The theme was stars, and this is what I came up with, using my MIL's scraps. The star is sewn onto the scalloped circle.
This next one I made last night just playing around, I know it looks kind of plain, but I'm waiting to recieve my next stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs, as there is a sentiment I think would be perfect for it!
I have one more card that I made while away, but it's just not quite done yet, so I'll probably post that one tomorrow! Have a great day everyone!
Oh yeah, I was tagged! So I must tell 7 unknown things about myself:
1. I'm normally very shy person, but try my best to hide it.
2. I'm a very anxious person and am prone to "mini" anxiety attacks when I'm in situations I find uncomfortable.
3. I can hold a grude forever, I will forgive, but will never forget.
4. I HATE confrontations of any kind, If I'm upset with someone, they will never know it!
Boy this is hard....
5. I love whales and have a tatoo of an Orca on my ankle! Would love to go diving with some one day!
6. Growing up I wanted to be a Marine Biologist, but I fell in love, and life led me in a different direction!
7. At 32 yrs. old, I have yet to figure out what to do with my life? I have this feeling there's somthing I'm supposed to be doing, I just can't figure it out!
Now, I have no idea who to tag, as everone I actually know, has been tagged along with me, and most of you who leave comments on my blog have been tagged already. So I think this round of tagging will end with me. When I get some more time to browse I'll see if I can find anyone out there who hasn't been tagged recently!