Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
We are finally back from Florida and I don't have any projects to share with you! So, I took this picture of all the stuff I bought at the Scrapbook Clearance Store. I only spent $8.31!!! I made sure I only bought what I would use. Here's what I bought:
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
We arrived early this morning at 2:30am! So far we've walked on the beach, went swimming in the pool, and took a super long nap. I made a pit stop at Michaels to get some paper and rub-ons. I'm challenging myself to use just limited supplies and make a few cards on our trip. I brought along my Scrap, Paper, Scissors tote with just a few supplies, no stamps. I hear there is an awesome Scrapbooking Clearance Center down here. I can't wait to go!
Right now we are playing Guitar Hero and drinking strawberry daiquiris. Not a bad way to end the day. Hopefully I'll have some pictures from our vacation and a card or two to show tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Hey guys! I know I've been very bad about posting this week. We are getting ready to go on vacation Friday. Florida, here we come! I can't wait. I do have a project to share. I finished these bridal shower invitations over the weekend. They are for Holly, my siter-in-law's sister. I'm very pleased with how they turned out, all color coordinated. We included a recipe card so the bride will recieve one recipe from each guest.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Happy Friday everyone! I'm so excited because tonight my girlfriends are coming over to hang out and scrap. Pizza and adult beverages will be involved! This is a first for our group and I am in desperate need of some girl time.
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon (both Michaels $1), Silver Brads, Mini Blossom (Making Memories), Dimensionals
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I really liked the layout of my last card (Jen del Muro's SFYTT) so I used that same layout for today's ways to use it challenge. The challenge was to scrounge up some eyelets and use them on a card. This is the very first time I've used these particular eyelets that I received free with one of my SU! orders years ago Now I know why they were free. Brads are so much easier to use and the only tools required are your hands.
On another note, I have started to babysit a little boy one day a week. Today was my first day with Aleck and he did so well. I'm really looking forward to the days I watch him. Isn't he cute? He's almost two months old.
Stamps: Take Three, Warm Words
Paper: Barely Banana, DP from Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Large Oval Eyelets (SU), Yellow Ribbon (Offray), Foam Tape
Monday, April 7, 2008
This going to be short because I'm on way out the door to pick up Halle from preschool. Here's a card I made this morning using Jen del Muro's SFYTT (sketch for you to try) combined with today's technique lover's challenge where you hade to use layers of ribbon on your card. Let me know if I've left anything out. I'm typing in a hurry. TFL!
Paper: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White, DP by Making Memories
Ink: Pixie Pink
Accessories: Buttons, All Ribbon by Offray, Foam Tape
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Wow! It was so gorgeous here today! The best day of the year by far (weather wise). We spent a good deal of time playing outside with the kids and then my hubby and I went to see the KY Symphony Orchestra for a little enrichment. It must have gotten my creative juices flowing because I came home and made this card.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Here's another quick card I made using only Whisper White and Real Red for yesterday's limited supply challenge, but it uses Beate's Weekend Sketch for the layout. The finished card is 4x4. I'm starting to really love square cards. Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!
Friday, April 4, 2008
TGIF!!! Today's limited supply challenge was to make a card using white paper and only one other color. I chose to use Real Red. This is a very simple card and was pretty quick to make. The finished card is 4x4. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Stamps: Paisley BG, Birthday Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gelly Roll Pen, Paper Piercer
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It's Wednesday and that means it's time for the sketch challenge at splitcoast. The sketch is to the left and my card is above. I think the ribbon really ties everything together. The blue paper came from the backside of the designer paper.
I don't know if you know this or not, but Mondays are a big deal to me and my daughter because it's when Kristina Werner posts her video for Make a Card Monday (MACM). Halle and I love to watch MACMs and try to make the card shown. The cards are always pretty simple but have have a big impact. Click here to see the card Kristina made and above is the card Halle and I made. Since we weren't home at all on Monday, we watched the video and made the card last night.
Stamps: Noteworthy (SU!)
Paper: More Mustard? (SU!) I think this paper may be retired, DP from Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Yo Yo Yellow Marker (SU!)
Accessories: Flower and Gem Brad (Making Memories), White Gingham Ribbon (Offray) (marker used on edges of ribbon)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Even though it rained a lot, we still had a pretty good time at the game yesterday. It was after the game that was not fun. Make sure you scroll down all the way to find out what happened. I may not have any cards to post today because I am so worn out.
Now for the bad part. Our group walked the bridge back to Newport, sat in the parking garage traffic FOREVER! Scott drove me to the park-n-ride to get our truck and our truck was GONE! Apparently the park-n-ride is no longer a park-n-ride and it's a tow-away zone. We both passed the signs and didn't see them. We had to drive to a bad part of Cincinnati to recover the truck and pay a hefty $110!!!! That will put a damper on any good day. We ended up getting home around 8:30, missing dinner completely (not to mention only getting to see our kids for a few minutes before they went to bed). Anyway, I'm sure you can understand if I'm too exhausted to be creative today.