Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Sketch Cards

Yesterday I posted a card I had made using one of Di Hickman's sketches. This was the first time I had used one of her sketches for a card. Then as I was browsing some other blogs and I saw someone else who had posted a card based on Di's sketch, but the layout was completely different from mine? I went back to Di's blog to discover that it was my lucky day, as Wednesday is the day she posts her new sketches, so I had something to work on last night! Yeah!

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

It feels good....

to be home, and I managed to get a couple of card sketches done, this first one is from CPS. I normally don't do these larger cards, but thought I should step out of the box a little and try it. This card is based on the sketch from Di hickman's blog. A little different, but similar elements!
Enjoy your day everyone and thanks for stopping buy!

Monday, August 27, 2007


Here are a couple of the tags I managed to get made! I decided to created these for my "blogging" friends, I'm not offically "tagging" anyone, but did want to participate, and thought I'd still create special tags for some of you. I managed to get 3 done, before I messed up a setting on my Elements, and now I can't get it to work, and seeing as I have absolutely NO experience with elements at all, I can not correct what ever it is that I've done! LOL!!!

Enjoy your tags girls, and when I'm all fixed up I'll get some more done!

The Wedding.....

was a huge success! We ended up having beautiful weather for a sunset ceremony on the beach! Here are a few pictures for you! Enjoy! I hope to get a chance to do some scrappin' soon!

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!

Oh Alicia and Elaine.....I saw your tags and promise I will get to them. I'm very inspired, as I've never tried anything like this before so I'm looking forward to trying something new! I've got to spend some time re-arranging and updating my Blog! I still have yet to get to Sarah's bumper tag, so hopefully I'll get them all done this week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A couple of more!

Seem to have found some play time, here and there!

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!

Couldn't take it any more....

I had to sit down and make a card yesterday. I've been seeing this style for a while now and have been wanting to try one, especially after seeing Carla and Alicia's great work with them! Hope you like!
Have a good one!

Monday, August 20, 2007


I won some blog candy...... I won the celebration candy, from Kimberly's Angel Blog, for getting her angel wings! I'm so excited as it includes an altered tin, by Kimberly - who's work is so adorable, and some stamped images! Can't wait to play with them!

Thanks Kimberly!

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

Check out this Blog Candy!

Here is some Blog candy that Kimberly is offering to celebrate getting her Angel Wings. Check it out...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Sketch!

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!

The other card is the one I made at Debbie's and thought I had taken a picture of, with the others, but hadn't. I was flipping through Debbie's newest CARDS issue, LOVE that Magazine, and I thought I saw a button hanging on some ribbon and thought well isn't that neat, but when I looked again I realized it was just the way the end of the bow was hanging down over the button. Well I thought I'd try hanging some buttons just to see what it would look like, and I kinda like it!

I've been saving my cards to put sentiments on for when I need them, so this is why they look so blank!

I must run, we've decided to try and sell our house, the agent is coming tonight to look at it, and with 2 kiddies it's so difficult to keep claen and uncluttered! Need to tidy up a bit!

Have a great evening all! TFL!

Monday, August 13, 2007

WoW! What a busy....

couple of days we've had. Friday I took the kids on our annual trek to the waterfalls in Victoria Park. It's so beautiful there, and it's one of the kids favorite places to go. The park is located in a long deep gorge, and at the end is a very high 2 level water fall. There are lots of shaded walking paths, and a great play ground complete with a series of water sprinklers! We always take a picnic, walk to the falls and back, and then head to the play ground to end off the trip! Great fun! Here are the Berg and Abbey sitting on a rock in front of the upper Falls! Saturday, we headed out to my sisters, for my nieces 2nd birthday. Here is Mya, the birthday girl, licking her lips after swiping a hand full of icing from her Dora cake!
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!
Abbey had requested that we mop the floor this afternoon? I didn't think it was that bad! But I'm game if she is so I must sign off now!

Still keeping fingers crossed about my job interview, I should hear something back this week!


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Cross my heart!

Here's a little card I made last night. My MIL, Debbie, shared some of her chipboard flourishes with me a while ago, (Thank you Debbie) but I had not used one yet, so I figured it was time to break one out! Colored my chipboard with ink, use my new BG Infuse paper pack, and added some twine to "Cross my Heart"! LOL!! Not sure about the sentiment, I'm thinking I should have made the card shaped like a bra!!!!

TFL and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Carla's Sketch Challenge!

I always love do Carla's sketch challenges, as they're very unique and I do find them very challenging! I spent most of last night and this morning working on it! Here is what I came up with for her latest one. There are 2 pics. , as one shows the colors in the card much better then the other, but you can't see the image stamped in white. It reads "Sealed with a Kiss" hence, the "x" and "o" in the flowers!


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Baby Card

I finally got a chance to sit down and make a card. This is for our friends who had a baby about 2 wks ago, but I just found out in the middle of last week! LOL! Anyway, I used the "g" studio stamps from Michaels, along with a hero arts "congratulations" stamp! TFL!

Monday, August 6, 2007

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Wonderful Weekend!

Well, we had a wonderful wekend up at the camp. We headed up at 4 pm Friday afternoon, and came down around 1 pm yesterday. The kids had loads of fun playing in the lake, and with the rocks and sand. I don't think Abbey had a dry outfit left by the time we left! They collected about 6 tiny little toads, and one rather large one. We roasted hot dogs and marshmellows around the campfire at night! Berg and Tyrell found a good sized stick to use for batting practice, and JR made them a bow with a stick and some wire! Abbey and Jalisa mostly stuck to Barbies and playing chief!

The job interview went well, I think, but it sounds as though they're interviewing alot of people, asking everyone to keep their fingers crossed for me, as I really need this job! I'll hear, good or bad, sometime next week!

Hopefully, I'll get some time to create something later today or this evening. Missing it! I've quickly browsed everyone's blogs and all the new posts look so great! I just haven't found the time to sit down and comment yet!

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Hey Ladies.......!

Hi All,

I just got home this morning, as my car broke down AGAIN, while we were away (seriously it's NOT a clunker either, just a streak of bad luck I guess!) checked my blog... and found 14 comments on my last post! Wow, I think that's the most I've ever had!

THANK YOU all for your kind words!

Anyway, the good news from all this is I had a phone message waiting for me, about a job interview....FINALLY! So I go for that tomorrow afternoon, so wish me luck on that!

We're headed to the camp for the weekend...yeah ....can't wait! It's so rustic, no power (generator at night), no running water.....20 mins. by boat just to get peaceful and quiet! The kids LOVE it!

I do have the itch to get creative, but's it's going to have to wait for now!

I'll be back next week...TTYL
Have a great weekend everyone!