Wednesday, September 30, 2009

As, you may have noticed I have taken the Stampin Up! Icons off the blog.  At midnight tonight I am going inactive with the company.  I love the company it has nothing to do with them, I have just found that my interests lay in another direction.  I will still be making cards which I live to do and participating in a few more challenges.  I am right now taking two classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking.  I have a link on my side bar check it out.  The classes are Ali Edwards Family Gratitude Spinner class and Cut the Crazy out of Christmas with Georgana Hall & Debbie Raymond.  Check out the website they have great workshops and self-paced classes.

Family life has been very active with Justin (15) starting Gracie Jiu-Jitsu tonight which will be 3 nights a week and Megan (8) wanting to start Horseback riding lessons, so life around here is crazy.  I will post tomorrow the tote bag I made this past weekend and the first steps I have made in Cutting the Crazy out of my Christmas's for hopefully forever.

Enough for tonight,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For the last two month's I have been getting Tayored Expression Key Ingedient's Kits.  I Love them.  They have everything you need to make a lot of great cards and projects.  This week Taylor is letting us link our creations to her blog.  The rules were it needed to be Kitchen related since the DSP is Kitchen Spice and there had to be some distressing.  I loved this challenge it took me out of my comfort zone and I like what I did.  I made a card and a covered notebook that hold a 4x6 scrach pad of paper.  Great to put in you purse and have on had when a thought or to do catches you.  Hope you enjoy!

Supplies:  September Key Ingredients Kit- Taylored Expressions
Ink:  Momento
Embellishments:  Nesties, Apron Lace Punch- Martha Stewart, Cinnimon Stikles, Ribbon- Taylored Expressions.

Plese let me know what you think-
Well it has been forever since I last posted anything.  I am still getting in the swing of things with back to school, homework and my new schedule.  My parents came last weekend for my to oldest children's birthdays and my mom and I sat and cut 1800 2" squares and the border and binding for 3 quilts that have been U.F.O.'s since 2007.  More on that in a future post.  My rhumatoid arthritis flared up after that so I have been taking it easy.  Well enough about all that let's get to my card.

My Card:

Every month I participate in a card swap at my local scrapbook store (Beach Scrapbooks) and this month's theme was Halloween so I sat down today; since they are due tomorrow (well today) at noon, and cased one of Michelle Wooderson's (Mish Mash) tent cards.  So easy and they fit in a standard envelope.  I think it turned out great.  Let me know what you think.

Cardstock:  SU Tangelo (Last year's In Color), Black SU
DSP:  BoBunny Boo Crew
Embelishments:  Making Memories Spook Alley, Nesties- Lg. Sq. & Lg. Scallop (Love them!)
Stamps: Studio G & Inkadinkado
Ink: Versafine Black, SU Rich Razzleberry, Envelope: Kalidiscope- Autumn
Coloring:  Prismatic Pencils and baby oil

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hope, Faith Love Bracelet

I made this bracelet for a friend who's husband had lost his life to Prostate Cancer.  It has Sawarski Crystals and Pearls with .935 Sterling Silver Beads, Toggle Closure and Heart Charm.  She ordered 25 of them for all the women in the family.  It was a very heartfelt gift.   If you are interested in one email me and I will contact you.  I can make any color with any words you would like.   I scanned this in so double click on the image to see it in detail.  Thank You.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School in Va. Beach

My 2 children went back to school today.  My son off to 10th Grade and my youngest Megan off to 3rd grade.  This gave me 3 hours to myself before I had to pick up the two Daycare kids that started Kindergarten today.  Let me tell you 3 hours goes by fast, but it was nice to have a quiet house and drink coffee in piece after the summer with 3 kids under 8 yrs. old running around and keeping up with a 14 yr. old boy.  I did have some time to make a few Thank you cards for the people who bought some stuff from me on Ebay.  I always send a nice card with a handwritten note on a seperate piece of paper inside so they can use the card for themselves.  Well that is it for today I am going to bed to get ready to hit the floor running tomorrow.  Hope you like the card.

Supplies used:
CS: White GP
DSP: Lemonade by Basic Gray
Buttons: Misc
Layout: Paper Pieces by Nichole Heady; PTI

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mojo Monday #102 on Tuesday!

This card has a few firsts for me.  1) I did some sewing on the card.  2) I used a felt ghosts by Making Memories thats in there Spook Alley Embellisment kit. 3) It's my first Halloween card for the year!  I love the Purple and Greens that everyone is doing for Halloween this year.  It's a nice change from the typical Orange and Black.  I hope you like it.

Paper:  Black; SU,  Orange; Creative Memories, Patterned; BoBunny Boo Crew
Ribbon: Michaels
Embellishments:  Making Memories; Spook Alley Kit
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Rich Razzleberry; SU