Monday, September 29, 2008

Pink sketch #7

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Here is my take on the great sketch over at Pink Sketches:
pattern paper & letter stickers: Pink Paislee
Journaling page & star stickers: Jenni Bowlin
** all of my supplies came from the September 2008 kit at Scrapbook Circle**

Kazan's sketch #10

This sketch was so fun!  Thanks Kazan!  I also want to thank Shanna Vineyard for having such fun shapes to use!  The cloud, heart, and sun are all from her site, go check it out! (click on her name)  I also had fun using a transparency (haven't used one of those in a long time)  
transparency: Hammermill
Pattern paper: not so sure because it was scraps! :)
felt: craft 100
buttons: Making Memories, Oriental trading company
scallop border: Bazzill
other: inking, machine & hand sewing

Scrapbook Circle October kit reveal!

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Wowy!  Check out the kit for October at Scrapbook Circle, it is awesome!  I can't wait to see what the new design comes up with!

A week in the life of....ME

So I don't normally follow Ali Edwards blog, but my friend Jen Davis over at Scrapbook Circle posted this idea in the forum and I thought it would be an interesting experiment to try.  I actually started Sunday (I guess I was a little excited :)).  I told my good buddy Jennie about my endeavor and she happened to be getting out of her car at the same time at the gym and started laughing because I was taking a picture of the outside of the gym.  Then after our cycling class she took a picture of me all sweaty, (yeah the lady right next to me just looked at me like I was crazy....)
DH said, "that sure sounds like a lot of work" Yep!  Isn't that life though?!  If you feel like you want to give it a try, dive in!  Ali is getting pointers and ideas all week....should be fun!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Laura's sketch #9

I know!  Better late than never!  Truthfully I have had this card done for a couple of days but no time to post.  So here we go:
So funny about this embossed paper (both purple and butterflies) I have had them for like 6 years!  I was so excited to finally use them!
Butterflies: Bazzill border
ribbon: WE R Memory keepers
Jewels: Horizon
Pattern paper: K & Company
square punch: EK success
scrolly pattern: Shanna Vineyard
other: sewing


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So life right now in our house revolves around soccer....Today it was 101, yeah yuck!!  But the kiddos did so well....Last week they had the firemen come because people suffered from heat exhaustion, this week they were there again but didn't see anyone down...maybe it was just a precaution.  I did get some most fabulous shots of my fabulous soccer kids.  It's really interesting to see their growth:
DD stopping a quick ball and jumping over it, (was really cool to see)
DS making a sweet save as goalie, this year is his first year playing full field.
DS doing a kickin, they are so fun to watch because everyone just chases the balls all over the fields.
Yes, you will most likely see these pictures on upcoming soccer pages, I love to have some action shots on my layouts to help remember a great season!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just had to share these.....

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I just had to share these! My DD went on a campout with her daddy and our ward (church) a couple of weeks ago and they went water skiing!! I charged up the batteries to the camera, DH even took it, but didn't take any pictures....UGH!! But someone else did and they brought them over on CD last night. Oh, the possibities!

What I did today!

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yeah for me! I finished a page and did a complete load of laundry (including drying not folding). Woohoo! I had so much fun doing this page, I think I went a little crazy but it was fun to just let it flow.....I painted, I sanded with my nifty Chizzel-it (I have had it for like 3 years-same battery!), I machine stitched, I hand sewed, I stamped, I used up new stuff, I used up old stuff, and I used scraps! So here is my layout for today (with some close ups):

Pattern Paper: dream street
flourish: Bazzill
felt flower: fancy pants
star stamps: Bo Bunny
ink: cat eye chalk
Pearls: Kaiser
metal edge: 7 gypsies
chipboard lettering: Basic Grey
Jewels: Horizon
other:hand stitching and machine sewing and distressing with my chizzel-it

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Super Ben!

I was so excited to find a sketch that worked for these fun pictures taken of DS back in JANUARY!! 

Supplies: pattern paper: Dream Street
Cardstock & border: Bazzill
Octagon shape: Cricut George
Cardstock letters: American Crafts
Brads: unknown but aren't they cool?!  I have had them forever and just rediscovered them!
other: of course machine stitching, but look I changed the thread to red!  Also I sanded the letters and inked them, also I inked the borders.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Quick cricut card I made today!

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I really love my cricut, sometimes I think it gets lonely from lack of use, but I sure do love to use it! BBTB inspired me to make another entry.
stamps: Bo Bunny
pattern paper: pebbles inc.
jewels: Hobby Lobby
Eek: cricut Cuttin up
spider: cricut doodlecharms
card: DCWV
other: sewing

Friday, September 19, 2008

Life is CRAZY busy!!

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Okay, so life is CRAZY right now.  The kiddos have started back to soccer, that means M-TH practices, & Saturday games.  Add to that loveliness piano lessons, cub scouts, activity days every other week, and helping in the classroom.  Plus a washer going out and having to buy another add some birthday parties and you have this week.  
Oh, I forgot to mention I went bra shopping yesterday.  Talk about a good time, NOT!!!  Yeah, I know!  Why is it SO difficult?!  I picked up 10 and the first one worked the others....forget it!  That was PURE luck, I tell you!  
Funny story, after I had my last baby I went bra shopping all by myself.  You ladies that have nurse know that you are never the same EVER again.  Anyway, I went by myself.  I kept picking bras out left and right, nothing was working.  Well, DH calls me on my cell while I am in the dressing room at which point I am on the verge of tears!  (I'm sure the other ladies could hear me in there!)  He asks me, when are you coming home?!!  I told him the situation amongst tears and luckily he understood, and let me off the phone.  3 hours later I found something that worked, and I bought 2!!
***disclaimer: this was to explain the lack of creative goodies, and I got a little side you ever do that?***

Monday, September 15, 2008

Kazan's sketch #9

I had the best time with this card! I bought this paper about a month ago, and it was perfect. I LOVE Halloween..... Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Pebbles Inc.
transparency: Hambly
Stickers: 7 gypsies, Making Memories
other: sewing
fiber: ek success
spider button: dress it up
glitter glue: stickles ranger
ribbon: unknown
Card: We R Memory keepers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Baptism gift

This is another gift I finished today.  I used my trusty Zutter Bind-it-all, and Fiskar Whale of a Punch.  I got this idea from a little book my daughter got as a gift when she was baptized.  I borrowed it, and this is what I came up with:
**For the tabs I punched out flowers out of my pattern papers and thin chipboard.  I glued my front piece of pattern paper to a piece of chipboard, and repeated for the back.  I then glued my front flower to the journal page, and the back flower to the back of the paper.  I then glued a jewel to the middle.**

I decided to make a card to match out of the scraps, this really was a fun project that I wouldn't mind doing again!

Laura's sketch #8

here is this week's card from 2sketches4you:
Pattern paper: Cloud 9
flower: Bazzill Bling
jewels: Hobby Lobby
other: machine sewing
rubon: american crafts
ribbon: joann's 99 cent ribbon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 2008 Challenge at Scrapbook Circle

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Part of my responsibilities at Scrapbook Circle is to provide challenges.  This months was to doodle, and hand stitch.  There are some fabulous pages already done, take a LOOK.  This is my example: 
Pattern paper, Transparency, felt shapes: Fancy Pants Designs
Letter stickers: Making Memories
brackets: Cricut Alphalicious

Birthday gift

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This project is a birthday present for my sister-n-law, (no she doesn't look at the blog....if she does, well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mindy!)  Her birthday is Friday, I was excited how quickly this all went together.  I bought this frame on Clearance at Target a while back, and these papers were out for another project, and my SIL LOVES orange, so I thought how perfect!

Simple steps to do a frame:
1. painted the edges
2. Trace the size of the paper on the opposite side of the pattern paper and cut.  
3. For the center part (where the picture goes) I traced and cut with my X-ACTO again.
4.  Adhere pattern paper to frame, I then used an X-ACTO knife to trim the edges closer.
5. After the glue is dried a little, I embellished the pattern paper with stickles, and flowers with jewels.
Easy Peasy!

I also made a matching card, and this was all from one sheet of 12x12 paper!  (the flowers were cut from a seperate scrap, but could've been cut from the same paper.)

Frame: Prima
Paper: WeR Memory keepers
jewels: Hobby Lobby
glitter glue: stickles, ranger

Baby Album #3

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So I finished baby album #3!!  Woohoo, only one more to go (for right now....)  I bought this kit off of QVC a while  back, and it was a screaming deal then.  Now they have it for $12.50!  Anyway, I really enjoyed  how this album turned out.  (the first image is the card that matches.)
Paper, stickers, tags, ribbons, rubons: WeR Memory Keepers
Brads: American Crafts, & Bazzill
other: machine sewing

108-pound woman thwarts would-be purse snatcher

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Okay, so I must admit I am not much of a newspaper reader but when my hubby showed me this article it made me laugh:

A suspected would-be thief was arrested Monday after a woman whose purse he tried to steal chased him and held him down, Police said.

Taylor Kahus-Saccio, 22, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft at about 1:40 p.m. Monday at the Fry's Food store.

Police said Kahus-Saccio took a woman's purse from her shopping cart and ran off with it.

The woman then chased Kahus-Saccio and continued to do so after he dropped the purse on the ground, police said.

The 27-year-old woman, who was not identified but was described as 5-foot-1 and weighing 108 pounds, caught up to Kahus-Saccio, grabbed his back and held onto him until store management arrived to help.

Kahus-Saccio was arrested and sent to jail.

He had no prior criminal record, police said.

Doesn't this guy know, you never mess with a woman and her purse!  NEVER!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor day fun!

Yesterday was so nice not to have a schedule and just relax, I was able to finish a card and this fun layout.

I found the pictures in my pile and decided I should probably do something with them. I had the perfect Sassafrass papers and had fun layering up. This is DS about 5 years ago, so cute!
pattern paper & stickers: sassafrass
buttons & spiral paper: Making Memories
transparency tag: fancy pants
letters: Heidi Swapp
Calendar: Jenni Bowlin
other: sewing & distress ink

Kazan's sketch #8

Here we go with this weeks card:

pattern paper: October Afternoon

butterflies & Jewels: Heidi swapp

rubons: American crafts

pearls:Kaiser crafts

Stamps: Autumn Leaves

glimmer mist: tattered angels

ribbon: unknown (but LOVE it!!)

other: sewing