Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This was one of the first give-aways for her Sweet and Sinister Swap and The Sweet and Sinister Blog. Her swap filled so quickly she decided to open a Blog so one's that didn't want to do the swap could still do the Halloween projects. At the time of this give away I was on the Blog site, doing the projects and then was lucky enough to get a swap partner, and I am very EXCITED. I have a wonderful partner, We have several of the same interest, just like it was meant for Sherri and I to be together. There was 3 winner's from The Blog and from The Swap!
Kari, thanks for these great blogs. We are having a wonderful time. And THANK YOU for the wonderful Vintage Crepe Paper!
Thanks for stopping by,
Friday, July 25, 2008
On our 7 Anniversary I was in the hospital having Caleb. What a wonderful anniversary present he was. The good Lord blessed me with 2 wonderful boys. I am so proud and honored to be their Mom.
So last night we went to Applebee's had a wonderful dinner and of course had to have the waiters and waitress' sing to my "baby" for his birthday.
I don't know if I want to know what he was thinking at that moment. I know I will pay for it later...he always has a way of getting even....such a cutie...
My husband Chuck and I, we celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary yesterday also. I have some handsome men in my life.
Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This is my sweet niece Corissa. I went over to scrapbook with her and give her some pointers. We had a blast, laughing, throwing comments back and forth at each other. Constantly, reminding her that journaling is VERY IMPORTANT, and embellishing the Heck out of her pages. Corissa did really good . She had made about 8 pages that day I believe.
Later in the morning my sweet niece Helen joined us. She had never really scrap booked either. So I got her started on 12 X 12 sheets and I am going to get her a scrapbook for her birthday. She did really good, made about 6 pages after she got to rolling. We had pictures taken of us working on our scrapbooks, but I didn't get pictures of our Layouts, I am sorry I will have to get some and post pictures later.
I know you are wondering what "Craving Ham and Beans" has to do with Scrap booking!?! Well Thursday my son Caleb text me and told me to get ahold of my Mom - his Grandma. And tell her that he was hungry for Ham and Beans. You haven't had Ham and Beans until you have had My MOM'S. They are wonderful I am telling you..And her cornbread is to die for....oh my did we eat well for supper that night.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The cute little tags even have cupcakes stamped on them....
There is 3 beautiful blue ribbons and some die cuts also. What a Bunch of wonderful exciting gifts. And a tag with my name on it...
Heidi, thank you again for such beautiful gifts. I dearly love them.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Starts Saturday, May 3rd., and ends Aug. 16th. One layout a week for 16 weeks. I will post a prompt each Saturday. To get in for the prizes, you must do a layout for each week.
For this prompt I picked some of my favorite things in life. I love spring flowers. Making beautiful cakes, especially Wedding cakes, A Fresh blanket of Snow, and my Mom's sense of humor...Yes my Mom's Christmas Tree is hanging from her ceiling...She is such a nut. I love you Mom. =)
This is my CLEAN Scrapbook room I am so proud of it. My desk stays so nice..well except when I am doing something. But now I can put the supplies up as soon as I am finished with them. They have a home..=) The first pic is of my desk, 2nd is my new Cricut Machine...so wonderful, and then one of the Shelves that I put in my room. I have organizers with drawers that helps alot with the organization. There is another set of shelves beside this one that I keep my sewing supplies on, yarn, material, crochet thread, and ribbons. I also have a cabinet with my sewing machine and supplies in the other corner. But couldn't get the pictures of the machine and the shelving unit on this layout.
Week 4 Prompt - Fire, Water, Earth, Wind (had to pick 2)
So I choose Water:
I picked beautiful pictures of people having Fun In the Sun at the beach. There isn't any thing prettier then the blue water against the sandy beach. So thats where my mind went when I seen the prompt for Water.
I also picked Fire:
These are some of the fireworks from our local 4th of July Celebration. The 4th of July is one of my favorite Holidays. Even as a kid I couldn't wait till the 4th of July to get here. The firecracker in the middle of the page is made from cardstock, yarn, and fibers.
Week 5 Prompt - City/Country
(I am really sorry about the scan on this one. I have tried different ways to scan it and it just will not turn out. I guess its because of the light paper that I used to scrap on.)
For the City Prompt I have pictures of Motels, Tall Buildings, Villas, and heated indoor pools...then I commented, " Everything is way too close together. I need breathing space like in the ----->"
Here I used a picture of my son at a Go-Cart Race in a friends pasture, my sisters dog swimming in the horses water, a long beautiful path that one can go for nice quiet walks, and of course the beautiful wild flowers that one can see on those walks. "Country - A lovely place to Live"
I hope the long post wasn't too bad, but I wanted to get these posted so Barb could see them. Thanks again for the challenge Barb. I have really enjoyed working in it, I will post some more soon, I want everyone recover from this long post first. =).
thanks for stopping by,
I also drew lines across the page to make it appear as if there was "siding" on my "house". I put a window box and flowers with small jewel centers.
The 2nd layout of this project we were to decorate with journal boxes, grids and connect the pages together some how. So I made a large swirl that went from one side of my window to the other page.
I decorated the "room" with paper stash scraps of paper, painted the background. I made a curtain from a scrap piece of material, tied it back with twine. I used the space below the swirl as a journal box.
I have my little girl, who looks out the window and appears to be praying. I also journaled in the swirl underneath the little girl. I will journal as the summer goes when there are more memories to add.
Another wonderful project from Teresa McFayden for her Summer Journal E-Zine.
Have a wonderful Monday,
Friday, July 11, 2008
After you've given your sketch color, add some shading now. I used that ever popular charcoal pencil and mostly shaded the right edges of the sketch.
Let's move on to the other page now. Add a few snips of paper, or doodles and spritzes of color to pull things together. Company's coming for crying out loud...we gotta clean this mess up! I left room for journaling. Hope you do, too."
This was a lot of fun. I had never did anything like this. Was really pleased with the sketch, especially since I did it all with my left hand. I am right handed. Thanks Teresa.
Have a great day!!!
I want to say THANK YOU to NICKY over at The Altered Inker,
How it works:
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I am sorry the pic is alittle dark, but I believe if you click on the picture it should open so you can see it better. Here's another picture of it.
We took foam board and cover with tissue paper and then scrapbook paper. After everything was covered to your liking, we embellished the muse. I choose to add different embellishments that represented my Religion to me. I love looking at her hanging above my desk.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Please answer today's question on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.
The question is: What brings tears to your eyes?
1. If someone in my family is hurting.
2. Watching my son and his track team, them trying their hardest, the effort they put into their performance..I don't know why, but it just chokes me up at every meet. (they are a great team, 1st place in sectionals, and several went to state this year)
3. Weddings make me cry.
5. A good sermon at church.
6. Sad movies
7. Commentaries on TV about People or Animals being mistreated.
8. Families of disasters...seeing what they are enduring on TV, breaks my heart. I helped clean up after Katrina in New Orleans, and I still cannot talk about it...Was so terrible to see what everyone lost, they their whole life and throwing it to the curb for the trash companies to pitch it away. Losing their homes, cars, etc...was so devastating.
So post what tears you up, and link back to David's Blog.
Thanks for playing along.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Week 20 - Home is....... I used some scrap brown papers and papers from my stash to make my house. I took one of my stamps from my stamp craft "quilt" stamps - the windows are actually a quilt block, but I turned them upside down to make the curtains and window box, colored them, then drew and colored the flowers in the "window boxes". I drew flowers on both sides of the doors. The doors are closed in this picture. (front)
Same front view with the doors open, here I also used the "heart" stamp from the quilt series and stamped the heart inside of the door in red with my StazOn. (front)
"Home is....." (back). I stamped Home is Where with my snap together stamps. Used the same heart stamp from the front. Because that is the center of any home: is one's heart, love..without them it isn't much of a home. Then I just started writing things that I would use to call a house a home...family, memories, pictures, traditions, together, meals, pets, flowers, children, parents, love, happiness, family night movies, etc....many different things could be listed there. Background paper is from my stash. Distressed the edges.
Have a Blessed rest of the Weekend...I just wanna take the time also to THANK all who have made it possible for us to have our freedom.