Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Christmas Angel??????

Don't let the innocent face fool you - he's a Boo Monster!!!

Another January SU! class project...

This toilet paper tube mini album is also for my Jan. 7th class. I demonstrated these for another group of customers in November and they enjoyed them so much that I thought I would demonstrate them for my regular group next week. All supplies are SU!, the papers are from their Merry Moments collection. I filled mine with black and white pictures of my 2 great-nieces from Christmas 2008. I printed the pics in black and white to showcase the colors in the papers. I think it worked! I really like these little TP mini albums, I love the little journaling tags and what a great way to recycle!

January SU! class cards....

This card was lifted from joyk on Splitcoaststampers. I changed the colors and patterned papers a little to make it a bit more gender-neutral, but the basic design is all hers. All papers, stamps and inks are SU! This is my first attempt at a Stair Step card and I can't wait to see how my customers like them!

I lifted this card from Splitcoastampers too - from gbarron. I was looking for a way to showcase my new SU! "With All My Heart" clear stamp set and I fell in love with this card. You can't tell on here, but the paper is glittered, It's brand new and it's really nice in person. The scalloped edge really adds a lot of interest. It showcases the backside of the double-sided paper. It's a bit tricky to do, so I hope my customers don't struggle with it. Again all supplies are SU!

Baby girl card...

Here is a baby card I made for our neighbors whose baby girl was born on Christmas Eve. All papers are SU! I didn't have any pink patterned papers for the flowers so I stamped my own! I also used a SU! textured plate for the dots. Used a lot of pop dots on this one too!!!

Tangerine with Tearing COM for January

Here is my take on the Card of the Month for January. January's challenge is "Tangerine with Tearing" I chose to do a Criss Cross Card. The striped and dotted papers have been in my stash forever and I thought they went perfect with the Tangerine/Orange. Let me know what you think!

Another Gift Card Holder...

Here is a gift card holder I made for my Mother-In-Law for Christmas. I've made several of these style gift card holders and I really like the design. All the papers, stamps and ink are from Stampin' UP!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A little bitty pocketbook...

Here is a purse I made for Dylan's girlfriend for Christmas. All the papers are SU! - Raspberry Tart, I think. Used my Gypsy to tinker around and get it just the right size to hold a gift card. Added her name, using Gypsy Font to personalize it a bit. Hope she likes it : )

Wouldn't have been possible to make big enough without my Expression - thanks to my hubby again for getting it for me for Valentines Day! Between that and my birthday Gypsy I'm one happy, lucky gal this year!

A couple cards...

Here are a couple cards I made recently. One is a birthday card for my niece and the other is a birthday card for a friend. I made both using my Big Shot Movers and Shapers dies. First time I've used it - so much fun to play around with. I love the little window!

All of the papers are SU! The tree stamp is also SU! and the kitty stamp is a Penny Black.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My First Word Book

Here is my first attempt at a Word Book. I always wanted to try one and thought the upcoming birth of my new great-niece would be the perfect opportunity. We draw names for Christmas in my family and I have my youngest niece to buy for. She is pregnant with her first child and baby "Bella" is due January 9th, 2010. Please feel free to leave a comment if you like.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Scrap Cave

Thought I would post some pics of my little scrap cave. I just took the computer desk out and put it in the other room, so I spent most of today rearranging things a bit. Now I have room for more cubes! The first picture is to the right as you come in the door, and shows my desk and main scrappin' area. Anyone notice "Twilight" on the tv screen? LOL, yeah, watching it today for the 101st time!

The next picture is going counterclockwise around the room and shows where I keep my completed albums. Most of them are from Creative Memories - I love their albums! I just put the white table in there today, gives me a place for my Cricut to sit and a bit more counter space, which I always crave!

The last picture continues around the room to show my collection of cubes. I figure about a dozen more will get me to the ceiling!

So, thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment if you like : )

Things I'm Thankful For This Year - Part 3

My Family.

I'm so grateful to have my family. My husband of 26 years and my 17 year old son - you guys are the best and I love you both more every day.

I'm also grateful that my mom is still here. I miss my dad every day, but I'm thankful that I got to spend as much time with him as I did and got to know the man that he was.

I'm grateful for my 2 big brothers, and my big sister, and all my nieces, nephews, my 2 great-nieces and the ones on the way - Bella and Clint - I can't wait to meet you both!

Happy Thanksgiving and I love you all!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Things I'm Thankful For This Year - Part 1

Here is the Happy Thanksgiving cards I made to send to my BFFs. I lifted the idea from jadoherty on SCS and didn't really change much this time as I really liked hers. I have 6 of the best friends, we've been friends since high school and even though we don't see each other as much as we'd like to, I'm really grateful to still call them my friends after all these years!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!

I made 12 of these treats bags for Dylan and his friends. They are all getting together at a buddies house in town tonight to pass out candy to the lil' trick-or-treaters, before coming back here to hang out.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ribbon Monster

I just had to share this picture that Jess sent me in an email. It's NOT a picture of either of my cats, but it reminds me SO much of my Boo. He is totally obsessed with my craft ribbons. He once ran off with a whole bag full of them and we didn't find them for a couple weeks. I now have to hide them in a drawer and lock him out of the room if I want to use any.

Anyhow, this picture just reminds me of Boo's attitude towards ribbon : )

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jungle Baby

My niece is expecting their first child in January and my mom, sister and I threw her a baby shower earlier this month.

I was in charge of the decorations and was told to use a Jungle theme. Here are some pictures of the diaper cake and other decorations I made. I have to give thanks to a nice person on the Cricut MB who I scraplifted the idea from, for the diaper cake, then I made it my own - thanks, Nicole8875!

My niece is in the Air Force, thus the "jet delivery sign". Mom-to-be and Grandma-to-be loved it all!

Okay, what have I gotten myself into now?

Do I really need a blog?

Yes, it will be cool to share my cards, pages, etc., but I have no clue what I'm doing, LOL