Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I was able to knock out a couple of layouts as well. No, I didn't get much sleep...lol. This first one was for a challenge that required using primarily reds. All three of my girls wore these rain boots. They were a favorite whether it was raining or not and they went with EVERYTHING! I used Foof-a-la and Autumn Leaves paper, Special Moments alpha stickers, and lots of stash. I was actually amazed at the amount of red I had.
This next layout is of my nephew, Kolby. He and my girls were in soccer camp together last summer. Kolby hated the warm-ups, so he made up his own. He was so cute! I used DCWV cardstock, Stash kraft and Stemma papers, Cloud 9 Designs stickers, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Scenic Route chipboard letters, and Tsukinek chalk ink in Hint of Pesto. From my stash, I used some raffia, button, twine and of course, staples.
All in all, a very productive weekend though I'm feeling a bit run down today. No rest for the weary though...I have five kids home with me and it's raining AGAIN.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I've got some great news to share that just proves "hard work pays off". I'm going to have four layouts published in Scrapbook News & Review Magazine! The issue comes out tomorrow. My daughter, Molly, was kind enough to dance around with me when I got the email. When we stopped, she causually asked, "What are we dancing about?" Such a sweetheart...she'll enjoy the moment with you like a fool and not even realize what the moment is about. You can't get any sweeter than that.
Here's my latest layout. It's a picture of my daughters, Molly and Madison, with 4 of their friends from a few weeks ago out on the front lawn, covered in mud, posing like super models. We had such a fun time that weekend.
I wanted to make the layout look regal and "frilly" as a contrast to the picture showing the girls all muddy. I honestly like the way it turned out.
Well, I'm off to complete another challenge. This layout has to be predominently red. Love the color but can't say I have a lot of red in my stash, so this is going to be a REAL challenge for me.
Then, it's onto making more gift bag sets for the shop. I told you...too busy to take a weekend.
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I've finished a few projects and got them listed in my Etsy shop...a feat in itself considering that school is out and I have five kids at home with me all day long. It's been raining, so stuck inside = whining and complaining. Can't say I blame them, but it sure does wear on your patience especially when you have things to get done. Anyway, I hope you stop by the shop and take a peek at the new inventory. I've also got quite a bit of stock on sale...HUGE markdowns in prices and shipping. Who doesn't like a sale???
Here are a couple of the memory albums I've listed:
Travel Mini Album
I also listed a few cards. The first is a set of 3 diva-licious cards called "Be Yourself".
The second card I was able to get finished and posted is a "green" card made of 70% recycled paper. Its not my usual style, but "green" is in...
Believe it or not, I was also able to finish a layout for Scrapbooking News and Review. I'll post that tomorrow.
Have a great day!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here is the last of the Teacher gifts I made:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
My two oldest daughters (Madison in the green on the end and Molly in the blue-center) with four of their friends having some fun? Friday afternoon after school. It rained for four days straight, so it was rather humid and a bit muddy on the front lawn...the rest is history!
They spent the night, ate everything in sight, stayed up till 2:00 in the morning, and then I took them all to the beach Saturday. Great fun!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Molly being pinned with her wings and her Junior insignia tab. I'm not too impressed with what she chose to wear, but I'm one
of those Mom's that doesn't argue over the little things.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I did this layout for a contest going on over at Treasured Scrapbooking. They were looking for a layout based on specific instructions (no sketch or other visual). You had to interpret the instructions and create. This is what I came up with as a tribute to my daugher's talents.
Hope you like it. TFL!!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I used Cosmo Cricket paper and chipboard, Sassafras paper, Flower Patch floral scallop ribbon, Prima green lace, Special Memories alpha stickers and from my stash: buttons, brads, and twine.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
(next to family).
I wanted to show my appreciation, so I made this card for my oldest daughter's teacher, Mrs. Hardison. I attached a Borders gift card to the inside as a little something extra.
This card was made for my middle daughter's kindergarden teacher, Mrs. Hopping . She's such a peach and certainly loves her students. She'll be getting a Dunkin'Donuts gift card inside.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I used Bazzill card stock, Making Memories paper, large die-cut tags, alpha stickers, dimensional stickers and chipboard stickers, K&Company paper, Tim Holtz distressing ink, EK Success tiny alpha stickers and a few thing from my stash: stick pins, ribbons, and buttons.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Kenzie: "Knock-knock, Mama"
Me: "Who's there"
Me: "Ketchup who"
Kenzie: "Ketchup you're fallin' ass"
Now, we can all follow along with this simple joke..."ass" should really have been "behind" - "Ketchup you're fallin' behind". My sweet three year old has, by no fault of her own, turned this cute little joke around by making a short leap.
I blame my husband. He is constantly telling her to sit on her "behind"...at least 4-5 times a day. He's one of those Dads that would put his daughter in a plexiglass bubble till she turned 50ish just to save her from getting hurt. Well, when the calm parental coaxing doesn't work, he turns up the volume and changes the wording around to "I told you to sit on your ass!"
I so love my family!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This is the front side:This is the back side:
I used Making Memories paper, stickers and ribbon. Pink Paislee paper, Oriental Trading Company flowers, Tsukinek pigment ink in moonlight white and eggplant, and quite a bit of my stash - ribbon, twine, string, wire, buttons, brads, tags, chipboard frame and ribbon slide, stick pins, doily and epoxy sticker.
Thanks for looking!