Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
3. A warm house, no matter where we end up
2. My loving, caring family and friends
1. The ability to freely celebrate Christ's birth!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Like this little sweetie using 50's Mae (Some Odd Girl) in black and white with beige (in accordance with Robin Funge's challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime as well as Paper Cutz's Anything Goes challenge!
WELL, that's all for now folks, but please do keep us in your prayers... :) Ciao!!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before." (Persuassion)
Challenges: Charisma Cardz (Vintage)
And this one is for my darling friends Elizabeth and Aris... Elizabeth and Aris were married on May 16th of this year, and are expecting their first bundle of joy in February... Sadly, I missed the wedding because Elijah insisted on arriving two months early; the DAY before the wedding!!!!
BUT, I'm so excited for them because this couple is especially close to my heart... I've known them for over fifteen years (scary) and honestly, Aris has been crushing on Elizabeth since day one. BUT it took them about fourteen years to get it together lol... And now they are on the right track! :)
Challenges: Whiff of Joy (Distressing)
Thanks for taking the time to check out my little creations... Please leave some love if you have time! :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thanks for looking!
Monday, August 30, 2010
"It requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world." (Northanger Abbey)
So the first piece in this puzzle was the altered tin container that I got for a Queen swap some time ago... It reminded me how much I LOVE to alter things! :)
Then I made these little notecard thingies using ANCIENT lined paper from my Creative Memories days (I KNOW... I hoard things FOR EVER!!). I cut up one of the Bo Bunny sheets and mounted 'em to make 'em look modernized...And then there's the altered composition notebook (again, one of my all time favorite things to alter!!)
And THEN I altered some pens with flower tops and glimmer mist And a laminated bookmark to round the whole gift out.
- The Design Dollies color challenge (Black, White, Pink, Blue)
- Kenny K's challenge this week is music (I chose Download Diva cause she's listening to her Ipod, which is what Serina ALWAYS does these days!) :)
- Daisy Doodles has an Anything Goes Digi challenge
- The theme for the Pixie Cottage is "Back to School" (which this giftie was ALL about Serina going back to school and using it there!)
- AND Paper, Scissors, Rocks ALSO had a "Back to School" theme to play along with!
So there you have it bloggers... We are in full swing with Back to School preparations now, and I am VERY excited to be returning to the classroom next week... Melanie starts on Wednesday so I'm hoping to be able to scrap a back to school page for her before the weekend is over! Happy scrapping to YOU! :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Elijah is so much healthier and chubbier and sturdier than he was when he was born! BUT a lot of people who saw his picture on Facebook wouldn't have really understood exactly how tiny he was when he was born at 4 lbs 11 oz... He was so FRAIL! :) So I took these pics, one zoomed in and one zoomed out, to show how really tiny he was in comparison to the chair he was sitting in... It basically swamped him! :) but zoomed in he looks adorable nevertheless! :) (Biased?!)Anywhoo, I'm so grateful that he is growing strong and keeping his head of hair! :) And I have GOT to get scrapping on his pics... and then all of last year's pics that piled up during my pregnancy and lack of mojo! :)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So this week's Design Dollies challenge is to incorporate a recipe of the color RED, at least three Ovals, a flourish, Glitter, and two Patterned Papers. And this week's Just Magnolia challenge is to get sentimental with it... (Did I mention how much I LOVE the sentiments at Create with TLC??)
Oh gosh, AND while I'm playing with my blog today, I would ALSO love to show ya'll my color creation for Design Dollies this week (navy, mint, and cream)... I'm LOVING the Magnolias, ya think?I am STILL trying to master the Copics and they're SO easy to play with using Magnolias... I got those crochet flowers from a friend a WHILE ago, and have been hoarding them ever since... And the crystal leaves were a find at Scrap-A-Doodle Doo (who is carrying Magnolias now, and I MISSED them!!!). Anywhoo, thanks for looking, and happy scrapping! :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Anywhoo... I go back to work on September 1st, so hopefully I'll be able to play a little more before I have to get back to the grind... Happy scrappin!
Friday, August 20, 2010
"Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well" (Mansfield Park)
This card was made using Kraftin' Kimmie's Clara, for this week's challenge of scallops, buttons, and bling... AND, Anything Goes at Stampin for the Weekend! Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
As you can tell, I'm STILL struggling with copics here and there. I liked the way thewaves came out with the distress inks more than with the copics, not to mention my OFF shading... BUT I did have fun making the card, which is half the battle! :)
Also from Some Odd Girl, I played with Magic Mae for this week's color challenge (Orange, Royal Blue and Teal/Aqua) for my niece's birthday card... AND I lifted that sentiment from Create with TLC as well! :)AND while I am talking about making cards, well... I sold THREE of them at Scrap-A-Doodle Doo! I couldn't believe people would actually scoop them up, and yup... I think the ones that sold were the Magnolia and WOJ 6X6 cards I played with some posts ago, and that just feels down right GOOD! :) I'll be bringing some more over there eventually, but for right now, I'm just BASKING in the glow of positivity... SO, happy scrappin folks! :)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
For my card I whipped out the Java Bellas (it's been TOO long, my friends...) and I colored them in with Distress inks (my NEW favorite medium... Copics are proving to be harder than I thought!) :)
The sentiment is very Jerzey Girl, no? (Perfect since I'm obsessed with the Real Housewives of NJ... that Kim G is a PHONEY! And I am BEYOND tired of Danielle!! BUT it was great to see Dina again this week! I think I miss her!) :)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I used this week's sketch from The Pink Elephant to play with this coffee inspired card.... So I think I'll have to stop at Starbucks on the way from Serina's! :)
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
- The color Baby Blue
- Ink (and lots of it!)
- Masking (to get the masked effect)
- Newspaper print, or some sort of paper with words (like the cool dictionary papers they have, or just lots of words, kwim?)
And here's what I came up with as an example:(Can you tell I'm STILL working on my thank you cards???). So come over to visit the Dollies and play along for your last chance to win our awesome prize back from Scrap Attack! Hope to "see" you soon!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
2. Which Dollie launched her own ODD Digi Stamping company (with AMAZING images, may I say!)
Your "About ME" page should include some journaling with at least five things that are uniquely "you" and should be uploaded before 10 PM EST on Sunday, July 25th. Winners for both candies will be announced at the Design Dollies blog on Tuesday, July 27th. If you have ANY questions, feel free to email me!! :)
Friday, July 23, 2010
"My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation" (Persuassion)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This one was made using the sketch from DRS Designs. The thank you sentiment was used to fit the challenges at Critter Sketch Challenges and at Clearly Inspired. Thank YOU for looking! :)
Monday, July 12, 2010
"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!" (Persuasion)
Melanie's card above and mine below were made for the sketch challenge hosted by SOG during digi day...Either way, we had TONS of fun playing together and only wish we could've finished MORE items before the crop ended! :)
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thanks for looking and happy scrappin! :)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This one is a sparkly creation using Kaylee and made for Melanie's BFF's birthday on Saturday... The pinks and glitter and glimmer and foil are ALL girl and ALL Melanie and Gianna! :)
Some Odd Girl's challenge was to use some sparkle... WELL, with sparkly foil paper, stickles, bling, glittery black paper and glimmer mist, I THINK I addressed THAT requirement! :)