Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I loved this sketch and can't wait for you to see the whole layout! :)I busted out the old school Crate Paper for this. That's the Sweet Branch line! :)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
So, if you're in the Portland area this weekend stop by and see me! I'll be at the Creative Imaginations booth on Saturday and either there or the Strictly Scrapbooking booth on Friday. I even get to go help set up on Thursday. This is going to be fun!!!
Hope to see you there!!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Q is for Quick & Qute. We had to make a card using a sketch that was provided.
R is for Ready. This was a layout challenge. Our layout had to have the word Ready in the title.
T is for Two Techniques. We had to pick two of the following techniques to use on a layout. Inking, tearing, crumpling, sanding, edge distressing...they were going for a distressing effect. :)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
O-is for Owl. We had to make a card with an owl on it.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Now for something a little less exciting but still really fun for me. I like to participate in the one-hour challenges over at Club CK when I can. You have one hour to complete a layout based on a challenge and be entered in a random drawing. If you can't complete it in time, there's a second deadline and a second random drawing. But, with the little ones and just life in general, I've only done two.
This is the second one I did.
I didn't get it done in the allotted hour but made the second deadline and...I just found out that I got picked in the second drawing. Whee!!!
It's especially sweet because the CKMB was my first scrappy forum and I've never won a single CK contest. This is my first one. Yay!!! :)
And now, for something truly random, I bring you sheep!
These half a dozen lovely ladies decided to ditch their own fields and come check out their neighbors...namely, us!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
He's one of the older kids in his class (he missed the cutoff for the 4 year old class by a month or two) and he is by far the tallest.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
It's time for the second Featured Manufacturer reveal at A Walk Down Memory Lane. Our second FM is ... Stampendous!
The Stampendous stamp I ordered is called Agapanthus Cling.
I love it! I knew I had to use it for more than just cards. So, I decided a little fall decor was in order. (Hey, it is the middle of September!) :D
First up, a candle holder!
Now, this turned out to be much easier than I thought. I just grabbed my trusty Stazon ink pad and stamped one image on each side. A few tips....first, make sure your candle holder is on a no slip surface. Makes it much easier than trying to brace it on your craft desk with your knee. (Yeah.) Second, it takes a while to dry. Especially the bold flowers. I did two connecting sides, waited a while and then did the other two.
Since it worked so well on the holder, I decided to try my luck with just a candle.
While it looks pretty simple, this actually took more work than the candle holder! First, I wiped down the candle with a baby wipe as it had kind of an oily feel to it. Then, I tried to stamp it the same way I did the holder but with the rounded surface that totally didn't work. Rocking it back and forth didn't work either as it wouldn't line up. So, after wiping off the first two attempts, I started at one edge of the stamp and then rocked the stamp around the candle. Success!!!
Lastly, I decided to step away from the brown ink and get started on a Christmas present.
It's a mini book for my folks! I stamped the flower on kraft cardstock with navy ink and then used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss it. I added a few letter stickers for the title and used one of my favorite border punches to create the faux ruffles.
I'm working on a card using this stamp but you'll have to wait a bit to see it. :) I hope you enjoyed my creations and if you need some Stampendous product, check out the store as it's 25% off for the rest of the month! :D
Saturday, September 11, 2010
To participate, all you have to do is: Create a layout using 60% Graphic 45 products!!
Please make sure to specify in your upload description what you used for Graphic 45 products.
The theme or concept for your layout is all up to you!
The Winner will receive a bunch of goodies from Graphic 45!!!!
* Deadline: September 30th at Midnight PST
* A maximum of ONE entry may be submitted.
* The winner's project will be posted on the main website along with their name
* Your entry must be made specifically for this contest, and may not not be one that has already been shared on any other website or blog.
To submit your entry, link it to the AWDML DT Blog's post about the contest. You can find it here.
So, are you gonna enter? I think you should!!!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Products used~Patterned Paper-Lily Bee Designs, Chipboard-Lily Bee Designs & Jenni Bowlin, Letter Stickers-Adorn It & American Crafts, Plastic Butterflies-Maya Road, Leaf Pins-Maya Road, Button-Vintage, Flower-Prima, Punch-Marvy Uchida, Ribbon-Pink Paislee, Pens-American Crafts & Uniball
Journaling reads~Through these pictures we see the person you will be. And we love every little thing about you.
I had a lot of fun with this layout...I loved the colors!
Here are a few close ups. :)
I used one of my precious pink Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies on this layout. I've only got one left! :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
She says, Mom (not Mama), Dada, Bickey (Mickey), Aw-Gee (Audrey), Baby, Apple, Ball, Doggie, Book, Choo-choo, Voof (woof), Wee (Please), Dank You (thank you), Up, Look, Hi, Kah-ker (cracker), Bop (Bah-bon, my mom), Papa (Papa Maow, my dad), Add-ih (Addison), Luh-ler (Color, when she wants to color), Blankie, Poop, No (nose), No (No), Arm, Shoe and Shoes.
She can point to her eye, her mouth, her nose (well, she sticks her finger up there), her hair, her feet and her belly.
She signs, Eat, Bye-bye (opens & closes her hand with her palm facing up)
She loves her books and sleeps with one during nap time and at night. She still takes a nap at about 10:30 for 2-3 hours and if it's been a hard day she may sleep for another hour or so later in the afternoon. Her bedtime is eight and she wakes up around 5:30-6:00, we go in and snuggle/retuck her and she sleeps about another hour.
She eats like a champ. There's not much she doesn't like but she particularly likes ham, cheese, Goldfish crackers, Graham crackers, grapes, cucumbers, and olives. She can use her fork pretty well but doesn't all the time yet.
She's a lover. She gives kisses and can make the perfect smooch sound. She loves to give hugs and she'll wrap her arms around my neck and play with my hair as I carry her around.
She's very active. She runs around the house with Mickey and loves to get outside as much as she can. Unfortunately, we don't have a fenced backyard so she doesn't get free rein outside like her big brother. She will hold my hand while she walks now (she wouldn't before) and she loves to tackle her big brother with hugs.
She and Mickey play really well together. I come across them hanging out doing the same thing all the time. They do fight a little but it's pretty easy to stop and they really enjoy each other.
She is a tomboy fashionista. When she's outside, she's pouring dirt/sand/rocks over her hair and when she's inside, she's taking clothes out of the laundry basket to "wear" as shawls.
She is everything I've ever wanted in a daughter and more. I am so lucky to have Miss Audrey Rose in my life.
Love you, Baby Girl!