Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another page

This page I made for my youngest son's 5 month birthday.  I have been trying to keep up with the monthly pictures.  I kinda feel guilty about it though because I didn't do that with my other two.  I hope they forgive my shortcomings.
Not much to say about it and not much time to talk about it.
I was trying to copy a simple layout used for my desktop.  I love how it turned out.  I have been trying to recreate a look like this for a long time.  Nothing really matchy matchy or any real form.  I think it makes it more fun and keep the focus on the picture.
I need to do the journal part of it.  I think I am going to make a bigger tag and then put it behind the pictures since the center and sides of the picture wasn't glued down, just the top and bottom.
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Monday, September 27, 2010


Oh my gosh!!!  I feel so happy that through this hectic, stressful time for me I was able to get some scrapbooking done.  There is absolutely NO stamping involved either.  It was so nice and I feel so good about getting some projects done.
I started with a picture of my oldest son on our trip to Wyoming in May, I think.  I am so bad with time frames anymore.

The paper is K & Co.,, and making memories.
I don't have a lot of time to dilly dally on the computer so I will just say a few things.
It may be hard to tell but the squares on the side have been paper pierced and then I used a white gel pen and a green spica pen to make it look like it was quilted.  I thought it fit the look of the page.  I love using old techniques like that.  I haven't done that in a long time which made me realize I have misplaced my paper piercer.  I hope I find it soon or it is off to the store to get a new one.
It is a pretty simple and fun layout so I am going to leave it to that.  I hope you all have a fun filled week up ahead.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Craft blunders

Good Thursday everyone!!!  Wow, what a week it has been.  I tell you, my head is just spinning with all the things that have been going on.  I hope to be able to share some of it soon.
Today, since I haven't had much time to sit down and create something lovely, I figured I would just show you this.
I found this and another blog with some ideas but now i can't find it.  I thought it would be perfect for my little guy to play with while we were at church.  He can get a bit fussy the first hour and I feel bad that people have to hear him or we have to leave.  It seemed easy enough so I set out to make one.  I got some felt from Wal-Mart and when I got home I got my sewing machine, some plastic (I didn't have vinyl) and starting planning my fish.  I should have known it wasn't going to go right when I cut off the fishes tail after 2 seconds into cutting him out.
Well, my sewing machine is having issues.  I had before and my mom was able to fix it but it is doing it again and I just can't seem to get it right.  I think I am going to get a new sewing machine.  I have had mine for several years and it was an inexpensive model I got at Walm-Mart.
Since the sewing machine wasn't working I thought I would try the hot glue.  It worked, after I burned my finger and gave myself a blister.  But once it was all dry and I looked it over I decided it wasn't very safe for my little guy to use.
I will try again when I have a sewing machine that works and cleary vinyl.
I hope you give it a try though, it would be fun for road trips too.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

C.C. Designs

Happy Friday everyone!!!  It has been a crazy fun week this week.  There were days I thought it was later in the week than it was but to believe that we are already at Friday is crazy as well.
This week I started volunteering in my son's class.  It is fun to see what he does all day.  It is especially nice because ever since he started school I would ask him what he did that particular day.  The response I got was either very, very short or "I don't remember".  I had a few moments to talk to his teacher about him and his classroom behavior and it was refreshing to have a casual conversation with his teacher instead of the formal parent/teacher conferences.
Anyway, today I am showing you the card I made for one of my niece's birthday, finally.  She had her birthday on the 6th of September.  The same day as my younger sister.  This card is going all the way to Kansas so it is definitely going to be late.  I hope she likes it. 

This card actually came together so easily it shocked me.  I started slowly.  Just grabbed some white cardstock and measured it.  Decided to go with a different size.  This is a 6X4 1/4 size card.
I had the polka dot PP on my desk so I started to play with it.  I had intended on using the shape on the front but used it for the inside since I used the frame on the front instead.
I was rummaging through my desk and happened upon a stash of already stamped images I got from my mom and sister and this one just seemed perfect for my niece.  The colors I used are aqua mist, melon berry, plum pudding and harvest gold.  I didn't intentionally pick any of these color they just seemed to pick themselves.  I think they all work together really well.
I have to admit, it was so much fun coloring images again.  I haven't done that in ages.  You might see more of them on here in the near future.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.  Nothing planned here so we shall see what comes of our weekend.  I know the hubby has something he is going to do for a few hours in the morning tomorrow so we shall see what transpires for us.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Remembrance..

I don't know about you.  There are mornings I wake up and wonder where I am at and what day it is.  This morning, even though I was up late, I knew exactly what day it was, how I was woken up and what every aspect of my room looked like back then.
I remember our roommate knocking on our door telling us he got a call to go into work (he was Navy at the time) and just minutes later my husband got the call.
My prayers go out to the families that were affected by the horrible, unconscionable acts of a group of people.
My prayers go out to the service members and their families who are still fighting the fight.  May they all return home to their families safe and sound.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another late one

My younger sister's birthday was this past Monday (Labor Day).  We like to joke in our family.  My Mom was literally in labor on Labor Day.  I wasn't going to say how old she just turned (since she is my YOUNGER sister but it is only a number, right?)
So, my wonderful younger sister celebrated her 30th birthday on Monday.  I wish I could have been there to help her celebrate, she is in Wisconsin and I am in California.  We have been through a lot together and I am so proud to call her my sister.  I look up to her a lot.
Happy Late Birthday Carrie, I love you!!!
So to start off I know I wanted to use green since it is her favorite color.  I also used one of Geny Cassidy's layouts she used recently.  I just love her simple and fun layouts.  It makes it so easy for me to put something together quickly since I don't have a lot of extra time to create.
The base is Simply Chartruese and then topped with kraft cardstock (I am not a fan of plain white and my vintage cream and rustic cream cardstock is out, gotta get more).
I used Harvest Gold stamped with simply chartruese dots and a fiskars border punch to add some pizzazz  :)
The ribbon is also harvest gold and I used a spring moss button to add a little more color to the embellishment.
The main image was stamped with chartruese again and is a Waltzingmouse stamp (Label 4) and then the metal is actually a clip I bought at Michael's a long time ago.
That is about it for today.  I hope you have an awesome weekend planned.  We aren't doing a whole lot here.  Tonight we are going out to dinner with a bunch of my husband's co-workers and their families.  I am excited, I love getting together with friends and making new friends.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Precious blessings from Heaven

This is going to be a quick post.  Just wanted to pop in and show you the card I made for the precious baby girl from the baby shower I was lucky enough to attend.  The basics are the same except instead of paper I used the heart prints stamp from PTI and stamped it in several pinkish colors.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome back

to me.
I am sorry about my lack of posts lately.  I tried to get something posted last week because I actually had things to post but last week was just H-E-double hockey sticks.  If I wasn't down with horrible allergies, I was down with massive migraines.  I am so glad to have last week behind me.
Today I wanted to share with you one of two baby shower cards I made.  I had a dual baby shower last Tuesday (the only day I actually felt like a human being).
It was for two lovely new mother's in my ward.  One is a mother of a little boy and the other has a precious little girl.  This first card is for the adorable little boy.
I got the idea from my desktop picture my older sister made me.
I don't have much time.  I have to catch up on household duties.  We got back yesterday evening after taking a trip to Yosemite.  It was awesome and I am so glad we went.  My husband had been wanting to go since he was young so it was awesome to be the one he got to go with and share the wonderful experience with him.  Plus, our boys were all troopers.  I love all my guys so very much.
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