Friday, December 4, 2009

Getting Sick...

It's an awful feeling when you wake up and notice that little tickle in the back of your throat.  Not the funny ha ha tickle either....the, something is about to wreak havoc in my body tickle.   I really do dislike getting sick, being sick, or seeing my boys sick (of course not to mention cleaning up after the boys when they are sick) ....unfortunately, I am the first to start getting some nasty cold.  I felt it this morning when I woke up and it's been progressively getting worse.  We were supposed to go to parade of lights today and sadly, we will just have to wait another year (not to mention the high tonight was like 8 degrees or some craziness like that!  As soon as I'm up and running, I'd love to share a few pics of some of the fun and festive ideas we've been creating at our house lately.  Be well friends!

My Boy 12x12 page

As a parent, we all have that one photo that just makes your heart melt...this would be that photo for me!  I love this little guy.  Not sure where the time has gone!  I used my cricut to cut out the word "My" and used some chipboard letters for the word "Boy" that I purchased at Target of all places!  I found an old vintage heart button and some twine. Love, love, love the charming!

Brown Eyes 12x12 page

My "Brown Eyed" boys never had a chance of having green eyes like me.  They are gorgeous!  I chose to do a little play on the word "Brown" by using some leftover green letters.  I just love this pic of my boys.  i had a lot of fun combining a lot of different elements and a nice journaling tag in this brown paper envelope.  I accessorized by using buttons, a star punch, brads and a nice scalloped edge to the blue background.

K&Co Mini Book of Boys

I created this mini book some time last year (it's been a while) and it was a nice way to honor my family in a nice small format that I could tuck away in my purse (my husband doesn't mind taking this with him too)!  I absolutely love the papers, stickers and other embellishments from K&CO...they are perfect!  It's such a fun, eclectic use of patterns and color and it seemed to pair beautifully with the photos I chose!   After I took these photos, I decided I didn't like the way you really had to hold the book open with both hands, so I made my book a little more durable and easy to view by binding it with a nice large white coil.  Wahlah!  That did the trick, now you can lay the book flat without holding it open!  I love crafting technology!  (smile).    

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Time Flies" when your having fun!

Wow, where has all the time gone? I have been a BAD blogger for so long! Who would've thought blogging could be so difficult? Ok, really, it's not that hard, it's simply a little time consuming, and thought provoking, and does take some amount of discipline - all of which I have failed to do well. I have soooo much to share so after my walk I'll get on it!

CHECK BACK IN JUST A BIT! I promise to post =)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stampin' Up! Artisan Winning Entry 2007

I was very fortunate to be one of 10 winners for the 2007 SU! Artisan Contest. It's taken me over a year to post this to my site. Each participant was to include 3 Scrapbook pages, 5 cards and 2 3-Dimensional items. These were the items I submitted. All items use strictly SU! All products unless otherwise noted:

3-D Items

3-D item 1 "Flower Pot & Mini Scrapbook"
One special additions to my 3-D flower pot was to add a flower that was actually a surprise mini-book. I remember learning how to make this minibook when I was at the Creating Keepsakes Convention just a few months earlier. I believe I had 6 petals with pictures. After a little trial and error, I was able to get the book to hold together nicely.

3-D item 2 "Tunnel Album"
This album is one of my favorites to make. Not only does it fold down to the exact size of a card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 but it just looks amazing when you can peer through the little holes and look at the pictures inside. there is a lot of texture, style and dimension going on! (Not to mention 5 kids who had a blast at the Kangaroo Farm)


Card 1: "Birthday Beauty"
I love this pop-up card, very simple to make, but the outcome is an exciting surprise for the recipient!

Card 2: "Ahoy Matey, Diarama"

Card 3: "You're Invited, surprise inside"

Card 4: "Ruff Day w/ Mini Scrapbook on cover"

Card 5: "Cold Twigs"
Scrapbook Pages
Scrapbook Page 1

Scrapbook Page 2

Scrapbook Page 3

Baby's 1st Birthday - Invitation

Bi-fold Sample (Front & Inside)
*This was the sample the client selected

Accordian Card (Front & Inside)

These are a few samples created for a client looking for a Baby's 1st Birthday Invitation. Both samples use SU!'s "Unfrogettable" stamp set. I used SU! patterned paper for the soft yellow/blue bi-fold card and My Minds Eye for the more colorful accordian card.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Poppy Scallop Chipboard Album

I found this aweseom Chipboard Album kit by Craft lover and had to put one together. So easy since the paper is precut to fit the scallops on at least one side of the album (the other I had to exacto). This album was made especially for my good friend Diana for her birthday this past weekend. She's a great friend and deserves a special way to remember her special day! Diana, I would love to see this once you've filled it with your pictures.