Sunday, June 29, 2008

lots to share ....

from the ice cream crop.... we are going until MOnday so we have plenty of time!!!

In the meantime... here is a little felt pouch I made for storing pins and needles... Needed something for my larger needles for paper as Im doing a ton of hand stitching lately!
isn't it cute??? used a barrette (that I can NEVER get ERin to wear! lol) to the front with a stitched ribbon through the center to tie it together and keep us safe...

on a more serious note.... praying and keeping my Californians in thought with all those fires... oh Mother nature... poor West coast air.... Im praying for some rain!

Keep them in your thoughts...

Friday, June 27, 2008

wanna have lots of ice cream?????

and not gain a pound?????/

Then head on over this weekend to the ICE CREAM SOCIAL crop at

TONS of challenges, games and fun.... and the grand prize is the biggest dessert ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOpe to see you there!!!


Saturday, June 21, 2008

CPS 69

I was on fire this week with this sketch... large, small and in between... got alot done!



Friday, June 20, 2008

Not great at....

this blogging thing.... I need to get better... maybe summer will allow me to just relax more in the mornings and post a bit more!??

THis is the last week of school for the kiddos and between special lunches, field days, teachers gifts, birthday parties, neighborhood play dates etc.... Im ready for summer to come so we can just "do nothing"...

Today Erin and I are making a calendar of all that we want to do this summer and then we are able to check off our list as we do it...

I have my own lists of things Im trying to accomplish....:)

Scrappy related... been busy working on a number of projects I can't share quite yet but hopefully soon!

Today Im sharing some extra layouts and cards that were done... JUST BECAUSE ... lol Love getting those done and some pics of the chickens enjoying summer!



Saturday, June 14, 2008

bag me with a spoon...

okay, nothing from the 80's... just remembering that silly phrase...

Here is a bag I did for a hero arts challenge... using their stamps...
papers are scenic route and pink paislee..


on a more serious note... I just wanted to ask everyone to keep The family of tim russert from NBC's Meet the Press in mind this Fathers day... I am very sad to hear of his passing. I really admired him. Not only was he a wonderful journalist , I found him fascinating as a memory story teller. His book about his father is a tribute and inspiration for all us who scrapbook...He shares his story so well...
He will be missed!

also, I already sent out cards and gifts but a very happy fathers day daddy!!!!
also, hope all dad's have a wonderful day... relax and be taken care of by your family!!!

and Happy fathers day to Jon and papa too!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

two more....

that I did (killing 2 birds with one stone!)...
I used the CPS sketch #68 from this week and also was inspired from Jenn Shurkus challenge over at a muse a palooza blog... we were to find inspiration from Vera Bradleys newest nautical Skipper bag...

see here:

those who know me, know how much I Loooooove Vera bags!!!

anyhoo... here are the cards

a busy little bee

I am...
I finished my mini album for Scrapperie contest The gauntlet... round 5! Can't post here yet til the round is over but its int he contest gallery at

also, Im competing in Create My keepsakes Last scrapper standing contest... challenge 1 is to scrap our weakness... also over in their gallery...

I'll post these as soon as round is over... if I move on... keep your fingers crossed for me!

in the mean time.. I"ll leave you with the latest CPS cards (sketch 68) I did some graduation themed ones instead of fathers day...(which I'll be working on tomorrow..) luckily I've already sent out my dads card so this stock I make will be for next year!


Monday, June 09, 2008

paitently awaiting....

the fed ex man this am.... for another one of Jons collector rifles... hes' so funny when he gets into these "collections". Glad those things make him so happy. Some people spend a lifetime never truly finding passion in a hobby so we both feel so fortunate to have so many interests and the ability to enjoy the hobbies!

Headed up to the school for my last computer class ( I help teach in Erins classroom!) My favorite volunteer assignment of them all... will miss this!

97* and its muggy and miserable... but the sun is bright and it smells of sunscreen .. and we are air conditioned....
I am cleaning and then scrapping this afternoon... so much to catch up on...

happy monday! and a card that tells how iM feeling today!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Muse A Palooza 08 is underway.....

For challenge 1 , we were to create using blue, lavender and brown... I couldn't find any A muse cards here locally but created a card with stamps anyways....

more to come....



Wednesday, June 04, 2008

CPS 67

... this is my example... feeling a bit patriotic... and I did another card for good measure using up some scraps! This is the layout that made the scraps...


I made it to 5!!

at Scrapperie Gauntlet contest... woo hoo... I really thought I was a goner.. lol since the talent is getting fierce! WE had to pick a layout that is art inspired and I chose a favorite artist Thomas Kinkade... the painter of light.. they just mesmerize me...For round 4 we had to be inspired by a piece of artwork ... I have always wanted to try this technique so this week was a perfect time to start!
I added a vintage grain filter to the photo in photo shop elements.... then printed it out onto watercolor paper.
I then played around with watercolors to accent some key areas of the photo to give it a more dreamy painted look rather than the flat "house" picture it was....
Its hard to see on a layout but in real life it now looks like a handpainted piece rather than a picture...

I used a journaling block from Mellette Berezowski's ETSy shop and some Cosmo Cricket chipboard
paper is SEI
letters are from AMerican Crafts (thickers)


Offto work on round 5... we have two weeks to work on a mini album! The competition gets fierce! wish me luck!