Monday, June 30, 2008

A Little Scrapbooking

I got to do a little scraping today and yesterday. The first page is of my best friend Amiee. I have been cleaning out a bedroom downstairs that we have been using as a computer room. I am cleaning it out for my oldest daughter (Kayla) because she wants to move into it. It is a little bigger and also has a bigger closet. But the biggest reason is because it will get her away from her younger sister’s room. Right now they are next door to each other and can hear everything the other does. Kayla has trouble sleeping sometimes and will watch TV to get back to sleep and it will wake up Autumn. Then the next day I have grumpy girls fussing with each other. This move will take some stress off me to. While cleaning up I was also cleaning my scrap meeting room. I was looking through some of my scrapbooks and found one of the first pages I had done. It was done with these pictures of Amiee but it was awful. I pulled off the pictures and did this page yesterday with them. Amiee is now 30 and finishing up her residency at Marshall University. We live next to each other when my girls where small and she was in high school. She is like a big sister to my girls.

Supplies I used:
Angel Company set Pretty Posies
Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Whisper White Card Stock
Always Artichoke, So Saffron ink
MM Metal sentiments, SU slot punch and croc-a-dial punch

Also while organizing I found these pictures from our Mother’s Day Weekend trip last year. My sister, mom and I go out of town together for Mother’s Day. We have gone to Amis Country, Dresden, Blennerhassett Island, and Gatlinburg in the past four or five years. It is time we set aside to spend time together just the three of us. A card I received from my CTMH consultant Christine Adams inspired this page. Click on her name to check out her site. She does beautiful work!!

Supplies I used:
CTMH set With Love
Blue Bayou textured, Blush and Groovy Guava Paper
Blue Bayou and Groovy Guava ink
SU Buttons, journaling on my computer

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July Christmas Card Challenge

I got my July set of cards done a little early. This makes 90 cards ready for Christmas.

Supplies I used:

Loads of Love, Many Merry Messages stamp sets
Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa Card Stock
Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa Ink
SU Star punch

Saturday, June 28, 2008

CTMH With Love

I finally got to play a little for the first time in about two weeks. We have been kind of busy since we got back from vacation; laundry, cleaning house, grocery shopping (which is seriously scary to do when there is now food left in the house). Wow groceries have gotten expensive lately!! So today when my hubby went out to cut grass I ran to my room and made a card for a bridal shower I will be attending next weekend. This is one of the sets that was waiting on me when I got home, the stamp of the month With Love. I took advantage of the buy two get one free deal this month with CTMH. I am also planning to do some scrap pages with this set also. I used CTMH pattern paper but the rest is SU. I hope to do some scrapping and card making tomorrow if my hubby doesn’t want to run around anywhere. Oh and I used Mercy’s sketch challenge from last week. Here is a link to her page Lord Have Mercy.

Supplies I used:
River Rock, Pretty in Pink ink
With Love Set
River Rock, Very Vanilla Cardstock and CTMH Pattern Paper
SU retired ivory ribbon, SU buttons

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Days a Disney

Autumn on the Tea Cups

Matt (My Nephew) trying to cool of his sister (Bethany, My Niece)

Me, Kayla, Jerry, Autumn

Autumn, Me, Kayla

Here are a few pictures of our days so far in the Disney Parks. We still have three more days in the parks and a day to pack up and shop some more before we head home. We are having a blast!!! For a few days there was 13 of us hanging out my aunt, uncle and their grandson (my cousin) came down this week and left for home today. Now there are ten of us. My Mom, sister, her family (husband, niece, nephew, and niece’s husband) my hubby two daughters and me. Tonight we are going to Epcot to hang out it the countries. They have a Irish rock group called Off Kilter I am looking forward to watching. No cards or scrap booking to post until maybe the weekend cause I was not allowed to pack any “scrap crap” as my nephew calls it. So for I have not found anything I like in the Disney stores that I like in the way of scrap booking. I’m just saving all my fast pass stubs, parking pass, ticket and maps to scrap with when I get home.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Close To My Heart Flowers

This is from Mercy’s Tuesday sketch challenge. I used Close To My Heart sets I got a couple of weeks ago, Cottage Flowers and May stamp of the month. I took the idea from the flower from their summer catalog but I used SU cardstock and ink. I really like these set and plan to use Cottage Flowers with some scrap pages when we get back from vacation. This maybe my last post of cards or scrap booking until we get back. If I have internet access I will post some pictures of my girls at Disney. Hope everyone has a great Weekend!!

Supplies I Used:
Cottage Flowers, May stamps of the Month from CTMH
Sage, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean SU Card Stock
Sage, Regal Rose, Cocoa ink
SU Buttons, SU Dimensionals

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Simple Card

I made this card a few days ago and I am just getting the time to post. I got out “Live Your Dreams” again, I really like this set. I hope to have some more projects to post later today. But I have to clean my house before I get to have any fun. :(

Supplies I used:
Live Your Dreams Set
Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, River Rock, Natural Ivory card stock
Old Olive, Regal Rose markers and ink pads
Hardware from TAC and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon

Friday, June 06, 2008

Father's Day Cards

I’m so happy to be off for the summer!!! I have gotten to play a little the past couple of days while trying desperately to catch up on laundry. I needed to get some Father’s Day card made so that was the project for today. Two of the cards I used Beate’s Weekend Challenge. Boy has it been I while since I have gotten to try out a challenge of any kind.
I check out the challenges but have not had time to play lately. I really got into distressing!!! Maybe I was trying to relieve some stress leftover from work??? Anyways these cards were a lot of fun making. I used a one 5 ½ X 12 in. piece of Su Designer Paper on all five cards. Tonight my hubby gets to pick which one he want to give to his Dad. We will be celebrating Father’s Day tomorrow with his Family since we all will be on vacation on Father’s Day.

Supplies I used:
Bronco Buster, Wanted, Weather BG Stamp Sets
Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, SU Designer Paper
Really Rust, Close to Cocoa ink
SU Punches, Su Buttons, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tim Holtz Destresser (?), sanding block

Thanks for Visiting and Have a Great Weekend!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

June Christmas Card Challenge

Today I worked on my June CCC08. I realized today that I didn’t make any cards in May for the challenge. My life was just to busy to get to them. I’m just going to let them go and not stress my self out about it. I made this set with a one sheet wonder I came up with for my stamp camp in April. You have to use a 12x12 double sided pattern paper.

First cut is 5 inch then two cuts at 3 ¾ in. ea., you will get three pieces. These pieces I cut in half either way and place on the same card. This is why you need a double sided pattern paper cause I turn on piece over and glue one on top and one on the bottom.

The next cut is 4 in. and then three cuts at 3 in. ea. this will make four pieces.

The last strip left you make two cuts 4 in. ea. this will give make three pieces.

When all cutting is done you only have a small piece of paper left. So there is not much waste and you have enough pieces to make 10 cards.

Supplies I used:
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding-Nestled pattern paper, SU Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, River Rock, Very Vanilla Card Stock
River Rock, Cranberry Crisp Ink
All Through the Year, Flakey Friends, Seasonal Scribbles (TAC) Stamp Sets
Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, SU Ribbon Cranberry Crisp and River Rock

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