Saturday, December 19, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I've made little "blessing booklets" for each place setting... a little something they can use to record their own blessings, or they can take out the cards and have others write their blessings (maybe at Thanksgiving), then re-assemble and have a special little memory booklet. I used my Stampin' Up Top Note die and brown ink, trimmed index cards, oval, leaf and acorn punches, fall felties, stickles, ribbon, and Unity stamps.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Under the willow tree (Willow Traders), we're finishing up our September LEO challenge today (Layout Every Other day) and a new challenge is starting THAW (THree A Week), so come join us for some creative fun! Here is my last LEO layout (where the challenge was to use paint or ink). I painted some chipboard and used my woodgrain tool (also pictured below... I bought it in the paint dept. at Lowe's). I scraplifed Lisa (check out her blog, she's so talented), I used papers from the Scrapbook Circle Sept. kit, and a bunch of assorted embellies I had around here. This photo goes back about 10 years - Seth is 9 months old and Grandma is "teaching" him piano.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Taking on online class "Fabric Scrapbooking" at Get It Scrapped and participating in a LEO challenge over at Willow Traders. This layout combines the two. Last week, on 09/09/09, I jotted down 9 things I did that day, and gave Tessa the camera to snap some random shots. Now it's recorded. Fairly typical day here, but one we are thankful to God for giving us... for some of us have more days here on earth than others, but it really is about what we do with them. Sometimes, typical or routine days are A-okay... as long as we are thankful. And I am... even though my garage is a mess and my house is cluttered, I am blessed.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thought it was a great sketch to capture a "favorite things" layout. Also, had gotten this fabric in a grab bag recently and the colors worked with the inspiration piece! This is my first "mixer" but I'll be watching these fun challenges and playing along some more in the future. Saw it posted at Scrapbook Circle and just had to try!
Also, yesterday the kids and I made some "faux marbled paper" using a technique I saw posted by Samantha over at Vintage Plum:
So much fun - will definitely be doing this again! Happy August Creating!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Since we are now in the "Construction" challenge for August (to spend time creating every day... or at least every other day), I hope to get some cards and sewing done. And, we are also having blog hops every weekend, as well as a possible stamping blog hop on Wednesdays, so there's lots of creating going on under the willow tree. Won't you join us? We love kits, food and each other. Come on over to Willow Traders.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I had the best time using all those buttons and making a more "masculine" flower embellie! Thanks again for stopping by my blog this weekend!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
This past weekend I was privledged to have a ladies' weekend away with my prayer group friends (almost 16 years and going strong). We went to Blowing Rock, NC. Lots of laughter, Rummikub, and relaxing (including rocking on the deck, watching the sunset, and then the bats came out... many of them, I'm afraid... enough to send us in the house to resume our Rummikub marathon, lol). Here are a few photos and the layout I did to capture this wonderful weekend away:
I'm very blessed to have such special friends and a dear hubby who let me enjoy this much-needed weekend away from home!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We also enjoyed our annual visit to Mississippi to see Grandma and family! This week, Seth's enjoyed Flag Football camp and today, Tessa and I explored the Children's Museum. I'm having fun playing under the willow tree in the "LEO" (layout every other day) challenge at Willow Traders. Hope you are enjoying your summer... or if you live elsewhere in the world, your winter :-).
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Happy Independence Day!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
As you can tell, I love using Unity to make coasters and to adorn other items like photo albums or gift bags (this is a JJill bag I "repurposed"). I had a gift card to Williams Sonoma, but wanted something a little more personal for the bride & groom-to-be. I love the "Home is where your story begins" stamp from the November 08 Kit of the Month, the row of houses stamp from the September 08 KOTM, and the adorable house from the Jan 09 KOTM. I also used Loopy Queen and the Fancy Frame from Tiny Trinity.
I also found some fun little aprons for less than $1 each at Home Depot and used some Unity stamps and fabric scraps to decorate them a bit. Thought they would be cute for crafting or keeping your yard sale supplies & money.
Unity stamps used: Retro BBQ... Sweet Summertime kit, Wish Sticks, and the cherries from the June 2009 KOTM (just a few more days to order this one at the kit club price, so hurry!) Other items: Stazon ink, fabric scraps, and Fabritac glue.