Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pink Ornament

Had some free time today so I made another CD ornament. Jaden got a pink tree this year so I wanted to make sure she had a photo ornament for it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Album Pages

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Bags

I'm back in business.

Started Halloween Album today...first three pages

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scrap Stuff Stolen

I was recently staying in O'Fallon, Illinois, with a group of digital scrapbookers at the Settle Inn. My car was broken into and my two main bags of scrapbook supplies were stolen. Apparently there is a skeet shooting tournament this weekend with lots of out-of-towners, and there are thieves breaking into cars at hotels trying to steal guns. They are stealing any kind of luggage that looks like it may contain guns.

The funny thing is (in our situation) joke is on them because, of the three cars they broke into, they got clothes, a camera (which is still bad but replaceable--they had just unloaded their pics on the computer so no pics were lost), and scrapbook supplies. I did feel really bad for the lady whose children's clothes were stolen. What a shame!

Fortunately, I'm becoming more of a digiscrapper so my heart wasn't too awfully broken. But I am still a stamper. They did not steal my tool turnabout with all my most loved tools in it. I have good insurance so I can replace what was stolen. They did not get any pictures or albums or my camera or my computer.

Mostly what was stolen is: my coluzzle templates and idea book, my colorblocking templates and idea book, all my brads in a cute little container, purple paper trimmer, palette inks, acrylic blocks, sponge daubers, all my zig writers, stamp cleaner and pad, all my stickles, ribbon, flowers, Dymo label maker, and much more. It was a hodge podge of items collected over the years, but like I said, it's all replaceable.

I did get some stamping stuff stolen and since I do still make cards, I will be replacing all of it. I do have a $500 deductible but considering I will get all new stuff, I think it's worth it. :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hot Hot Hot Swimming Fun 2006

This is a fun layout that's been a couple years in the making. I started on it last summer but didn't have all the stamps I needed. I ordered the word stamps a few weeks ago and finally got a chance to finish it up when I worked at Scrapbook Castle during the CHA show (July 17th-18th) and am finally posting it.

Cardstock is Bazzill (I think). Idea, stamps, and chipboard from Technique Tuesday. I used stickles for the glittery waves.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Girls Night Out

I had so much fun last night at our Girls Night Out. My Stampin' Up! demonstrator organized a time for all of us to get together, have dinner, and do swaps. Half of us brought swaps and the other half did shoebox swaps. It worked out well since there were 13 of us there. I don't think we would have had time for 13 projects. We had so much fun that we've decided to do it every month.

Here are the swaps I received (minus mine). I decided to go with the little lion baby bib (two posts down). I'm missing the one from my demonstrator friend, Deana, because I gave it to my sister-in-law last night for a birthday card. It was a cute little fold out picture wallet, and I put three $5 behind each photo slot.

I can't wait to do it again next month!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Baby Onesie Card

I'm going to a Stampin' Up! event where we we're doing a shoebox swap this weekend. I only have a couple of sets (besides alphabets) that are current SU! sets. This one is called Wild About You. I need some "For Baby" cards/tags so I came up with a couple of ideas. This is the first one:

Baby Bibs

Here is the second idea I have for my shoebox swap.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Favorite Color Combo

While going through my cards, I realized I really like to use the colors Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Mellow Moss together. What do you think? I just love how soothing these colors are.

My New Card Spot

Now that I've gone digital with my scrapbooking, I'm going to try to use my stamps more for cards. I set up a new spot in the family room in my basement to make cards while my 6-year-old plays. Here's my new space. (Try to ignore the dishes in the background--I'm packing them up to sell--and the lamps with no shades because I'm doing some re-decorating and all the toys...I swear this room was clean yesterday.) On the plus side, you can see that I have a great view of the t.v. and a cozy gas fireplace to warm the room in the winter which is a great time to work on Christmas projects.

Seasonal Thank You Cards

I've been reviewing some of the cards I've made over the years. It was fun to go through them so I thought I'd share them on my blog. They are separated by category in the following posts. They have all different supplies and mostly stamps from Stampin' Up! and The Angel Company.




Birthday Cards

Wedding Card

New Home Card

Graduation Cards