Tuesday, April 29, 2008
If you are a blog expert, e-mail me please! I have questions!!!!
Have a good day!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
This morning I played outside with my son for a couple hours. It was beautiful out! Then I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. I love to mow. After sitting in an office all week, it's great to get some fresh air and some alone time. Then I made lunch and my son is soundly sleeping.
I made this card for the challenge. It utilizes two SU! sets - Furnished with Love and Definitely Decorative Daisy. I used my Versamark pad for the background flowers. I had the ribbon in my stash. It's from Michaels.
My sister-in-law came for a short visit yesterday and slept at our house last night. We are the only ones with a guest room in the family. Our guest room is a good size and has it's own bathroom. The fun thing about that room is it's also my craft room! You can't tell from the hallway, which is what I planned. I can leave out all my stuff and nobody can see the mess!
Stay tuned . . . more craft room pictures to come!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, April 21, 2008
I played a little bit this morning with Fun Flock by Stampendous. Ever hear of it? It is so cool!!!! I bought white because I had bunnies and snowmen in mind for it's use. It's a powder that fluffs up and is fuzzy when you sprinkle it on adhesive - I used glue. I will make something with it soon and try to capture the texture in the photo. If you have dog or cat stamps, this would be great to fill it in with! It comes in all kinds of colors.
Ok, my day off is almost over and it's beautiful outside. I'm going out! Have a super Monday!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This layout was about my son's first stroller ride! I used paper and stickers by Pebbles Inc. It's very fun paper to work with! I cheated on the stitching by using rub-ons from Doodlebug Design. It was much easier and quicker than going to my sewing machine.
I hope your weekend is going well. Unfortunately, it's way too cold to do anything outside today. I'm off to my mother's soon for dinner. I can't wait! Anytime I get a break from cooking - it's always good!
Friday, April 11, 2008
In addition to Riley, I love the new Changito collection from Stampendous! They are so much fun, that I decided to add the word "Fun" from the SU! set Make it Count. The layout design is from Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I always try to get it done Friday night after my son is in bed and it's quiet. Unfortunately, after working all week, I am pretty tired and have troubles creating sometimes. The WSC helps makes it easier and fun! I really hope to win Beate's weekly challenge sometime. I'll be sure to let you know if I ever do!
This was a long week! I wanted to blog earlier, but it just didn't happen. I definitely will this week because next weekend I may be out of town.
Ok, I'm tired and it's getting late. My little one is an early riser, so I better get to bed soon.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Last week Splitcoaststampers had a tutorial on making flap cards (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/flap_card/). I had this great paper from Imaginisce. Aren't the colors fun? The stamps on the inside of the card are from Printworks and Ezybells Art Stamps.
I am still working on my son's first year of life scrapbook. It's almost done and I can't wait! There are some pages I want to tear apart and do over, but I know I shouldn't. Our scrapbooking talent grows with time. Besides, if I start doing them over, I'll never get current. If anyone is current with their children's scrapbook, drop me line! I need to know how you do it!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
The patterned paper is Doodlebug. The stamp is from SU! A Beautiful Thing. The chipboard butterfly is from Making Memories and I added a couple clear Dew Drops in the center for the body. The flowers are Bazzill Wings. I embossed the pink and blue cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Enjoy your day! I hope the weather is nice where you are!
Friday, April 4, 2008
Enjoy your weekend and keep checking back because I will be posting stuff this weekend!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I made this card using my new set of stamps from SU! called Always and Make It Count. I'm still using up those scraps I talked about a few weeks ago. This paper was left over from a mini album I did on motherhood. The paper is from one of my favorite companies - Daisy D's! Since paper piercing is so popular right now, I gave it a try along the edge of the card and the red layer of patterned paper. I mounted the bird on pop dots to give it dimension.
I received in the mail some goodies this week! My birthday was a couple weeks ago and I always buy myself a present. This year I bought some Dew Drops that I have been seeing on a lot of cards lately AND. . . I bought a few Copic markers!!!!! Lucky me! I played with them a little this evening and they are AWESOME! They are so smooth and just glide on the paper. I LOVE THEM! There are no lines left behind like you get with SU! markers. They are incredible! I want more of them!!! I will try to get a card made using them this weekend to show you, so stay tuned!
Happy TGIF tomorrow. Good night!