Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Drought Has Lifted!

At least for the moment! :-) Judy came over to provide moral support while I took about two hours on this page. The letters are a Quickutz die cut and the circles (aside from the largest one) are a Cuttlebug die. They both have been sitting in my house for a long time and wanted to be used. The paper is mostly Die Cuts With a View... I like their paper because it has a white core, and sands really nicely....

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

More Cards! having fun with this! :-)

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Some Cards on a Sunday Evening...

I cranked out a few cards and a layout today. Feels so good to be creating again. Am tossing up the idea of opening an Etsy store. Not sure. I think that I could potentially do a bit of a business with cards. The bad thing is that when the mojo goes... it goes!

..... all the cards I did today were made from scraps. The only piece of paper that hadn't already been cut into was the sheet of white mulberry paper. Crazy, eh? My stuff is so old, too, that I've no idea where I got it. So don't ask. *winks*

 getting really comfy with my sewing machine with paper. There are some days when my machine wants to eat whatever I'm doing, but I had really good luck today.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Everything In Twos....

....Aaron made a comment that I'm simplifying my pages these days. I suppose I am. Is funny that I like the IDEA of all the fun embellishments that are out there for scrapbooking. But the reality is that I like my photos to be the focus.

....I love that I have so much stuff. There is still so much I can do to feel like I'm creating without having to spend more money (let's face it... I have a small fortune in supplies!).

....I love that you can have photos printed however you like. The pictures for these pages were actually printed on one 4x6 sheet. I just cut them apart.

.....If you click on the photos, you can see them in a larger scale. Sorry Griffin's is a little blurry.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Beautiful Baby Girl....

...I've been scrapping out of order a lot lately. I just pick up photos that speak to me. There is no rhyme or reason.
.....Have been using the crap in my stash lately. I have so much collected over the years that I don't know where half of it came from. But I'm using it now. I do know, however, that the spray adhesive ROCKS for sticking down the mulberry paper.
....I love this pic of Erin. Notsomuch of me, but I do love it of her. The twins absolutely love it when we take pictures together.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

I Updated It! thanks for the ideas on what to do to give this page a lil something.

....we're headed off tomorrow to visit my family. Not sure the exact plan of what we'll do yet, but I know for certain that I'll see my momma. She's been quite depressed about my Grandad's progress. And I can't say at all that I blame her. Who would have thought that after eight weeks of this crap that we'd still have him in the ICU?

.....and I better go, because I just heard Griffin (who is watching a movie with his siblings) "If you break that remote, you'll pay for it!" Ahhh... gotta love kids!

Finding my way out of the Fog...

I really am a simple-type scrapbooker. My pages are very low-key.
But I'm trying really hard to get into the habit of scrapping with more regularity. I'm sitting on more pics than I know what to do with!
I nearly threw my sewing machine out the window in the efforts to get the bit of stitching on this page.
Tried something new, too, with this one, by using the scallop punch on the picture itself.
I also put sticky felt through the die cutting machine to make the letters. I love the look of felt!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Merry Christmas, Steph! we do a Homemade Christmas exchange each year. Third Annual. I made varying styles of the decoration you see here. The girls loved them. They're too kind. This one went to Stephenie. And I heard her hanging it last night, too. Basically, they're three 4"x6" canvases that I painted and embellished. They're strung together with organza ribbon. Each girl got one in colors that I felt represented her.