Friday, February 27, 2009

in a spring frame of mind CPS sketches

These two are CPS 104 inspired

these two are inspired from CARD Patterns sketch 3

and ignoring the forecasters call for sn0w this weekend!!! I b ought some of this gorgeous new line exclusively at Michaels called Chloes Closet by Making Memories... the colors just scream spring to me and it makes me very happy on these gloomy last days of winter in New England...
I created these cards using card patterns and CPS sketch 104.... very great to get the inspiration kickin...

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I got my sick migraine/sinus thing that has left me disabled for the past 29 hours...I worked on some stamping..
I got some New Papertrey ink Feb releases... so glad I stayed up late that night!!!
My blog friend Dawn McVey just released her new stamp design for them called Damask Designs... its amazing..
I also loved the retro background set and the basic birthday set... THey have the most amazing cardstock and inks I have ever worked with as well...
Think I have a new fave...
Here are the first three cards I've done... will hope to get back into the room to stamp later on if I can be fever free and all that!! off to take a nap!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Have I been busy.....

while enjoying the smell of 2 banana breads in the oven ... I stamped, glued, sewed a bit, and assembled... and here is what I created....
All items are from the Work In Progress kit I mentioned in yesterdays post.... love the new Making Memories stuff... as I freeze my little tushy off I am dreaming of spring...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Work in Progress...

I ordered this beautiful kit from Work in Progress... there is so much in there... lots of new Making Memories spring papers, Scribble Scrabble... love those dots and some fun accessories...
I immediately made two projects I am sharing the basket tonight and will be back tomorrow with a layout and some other cute things using those gorgeous stamps.. ..butterfly stamps!!!
If you haven't yet checked them out... here is a link to their blog... Trish has the most fun inspiring projects on there... and some great recipes and links for other crafty and domestic goodness... its a great site...
If you are interested in a kit, there is a link on the WIP blog over at the right...enjoy!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

some more projects

the rest of my February design team projects for Right at Home... the rest of the gangs you can see here

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

sharing some projects...

from February Design team at Right at Home scrapbooking... I got to play with Sonburn's line of papers known as ROGUE... this line was VERY boyish so was great for catching up with my guys... since I do many more "girly" type layouts.. lol
I created a mini album... the first I've done for Ryan that doesn't just focus on his autism... I tend to get very emotional when doing mini albums so this wa sa great challenge for me to just get some quotes and fun pictures and have fun without "over thinking" things too much...
The light blue against the rust and grey were a different color combination for me... I was glad to have the opportunity to do this...

Tomorrow, I"ll share the projects I did using Scenic Route papers


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dawns COlor Challenge

so Paper Trey ink stamps is having their 2 year anniversary blog hop and challenge leading up to their big reveal on the 15th... new stamps, papers, buttons, etc... yummy stuff...

we had to use a color from design team member Dawn McVey... I chose this gorgeous brown, yellow, white and teal.. Love this so!!!

I don't yet own any Paper trey stamps so I used a Rubber stampede stamp... hope to pick up some new PT stamps on the 15th though!!!!



Happy Love day!!!!!

What are you all doing to celebrate your loved ones today????
WE are relaxing, playing and enjoying Saturday. I gave my kids their little bags with some candy and a lovey animal... a book for Ryan called" Violets are blue,Roses are pink... your feet are big and they really stink! "
He loved it! ;)
Jon and I went to Olive Garden for lunch yesterday... as we sat down to eat he says " I hope this counts as a Valentine for you"... :( (Isn't he romantic?) ;) big goof... He has a Reeses peanut butter treat waiting for him when he gets home..
I guess I should think of a special dinner to cook but Im just not motivated lol
Hope everyone enjoys there Saturday today... the sun gives me hope despite the cold temps... Spring is just behind those clouds... can you feel it?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bad Blogger!!!

I am so bad at this updating thing... or maybe I should say that as much as I love chatting with you all... life has been getting in the way... which can be a good thing... better than blogging and have no life, right? ;)

I finally cleaned through my scrap studio and I think... finally have a system that will allow me to work through and get started with some pages again...

I am "shopping" the challenges blogs for ideas to help me speed up the process a bit... I find myself sitting down and just staring at the pages... help!

I have been also spending some late night time between My Space and Facebook... kinda addicting those places are... but so fun to catch up with all my pals!

Here is a layout... yes... I did one! lol



Tuesday, February 03, 2009

tired of shoveling...

yet another snow storm has hit us here in New England..... It is winter after all... just gets a bit confusing since yesterday we had blue skies... warm sun and 55 * temps!! What a tease that mother nature is... I tell ya!

Made some cards for a sketch challenge that I am sharing here... still in the Valentines/pink/red/love phase! lol

I love Valentines day... can you tell?!