Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lisa's Color Challenge...

For Limelight's 1st Anniversary Celebration,
Lisa is hosting a Color Challenge...

Here are the colors...

I created a mini-album for our annual trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis! I only completed the cover for this challenge and will complete the inside just as soon as we make the trip!


5x7 Album (The Paper Studio), Cardstock (Bazzill), Flowers (Prima), Brads, Squares (QuickKutz), Letters (Sizzix), Adhesive (Xyron)

Happy Crafting!!!

Jennifer's Photo Challenge...

For Limelight's 1st Anniversary Celebration,
Jennifer is hosting a photo challenge...

Post 3 photos, 1 each, of the following:

These are my canine babies!
Taz - Silky Terrier
Simba - Yorkshire Terrier
Lady - Papillon

Peeps are my favorite Easter candy,
especially when they are stale!

The 4 of us enjoying dinner at Applebee's
with family & friends!

Happy Picture Taking!!!

Lorie's Card Sketch Challenge...

For Limelight's 1st Anniversary Celebration,
Lorie is hosting a card sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch...

Here's my card!


Bazzill Cardstock, BoBunny Paper (Alissa), Sweetwater Paper (Family Ties), Ribbon, ColorBox (Ink), Stickles, and Marvy Uchida Punches

Happy Card Making!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Limelight Sketch Challenge #22...

The focus is Patterned Paper!

Here's the sketch...

I decided to create a card!


Bazzill Cardstock, BoBunny Paper (Alissa), Sweetwater Paper (Family Ties), ColorBox Chalk Ink, Stickles, and Marvy Uchida Punches

Happy Card Making!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Interactive Family Reading...

How long has it been since you've explored the wisdom of Aesop's Fables?

For me and my family, it has been too long! Sooo... We have decided to re-read these incredible writings together! I truly cherish the discussions that are brought on by these pre-1700 stories! This is absolutely priceless family time!

Happy Reading!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

How Do You Observe Memorial Day?

The "Memorial" in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us! While I am all for getting family and friends together to BBQ and participate in outdoor games/activities, we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice!

Sooo... Today, observe Memorial Day by:
* visiting cemeteries & placing flags/flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
* visiting memorials.
* flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.

God Bless Our Military!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Teach a Friend to Scrapbook Month...

May is "Teach a Friend to Scrapbook" Month...
Join me and my neighbors over at SCRAPBOOK.COM!!!

I am going to attempt to teach my Mom! She is an avid cardmaker but she just hasn't attempted scrapbooking... She says it intimidates her! Sooo... I decided to start her off with an 8x8 canvas... Wish me luck!
Happy Scrapping!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Men of Xyron

You gotta see this...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

USS New York

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center !

The USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center! Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003 "those big rough steel workers treated it with total reverence", recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there", Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up". "It had a big meaning to it for all of us", he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The USS New York is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'

Thanks for sharing Amy...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Add Some Spice To Your Card Making...

Do you get bored making rectangle & square cards?

Check out this Make n Take from Archiver's!
Simply use decorative stationary!

To make this 5 3/4" Circle Card, we used:
Circle Note & Scalloped Circle Note from Yours Truly
Acrylic Stamp Set from Clear Stamps
Adhesive Beads from K&Company
Chalk Ink from Colorbox
Scrap Ribbon
Standard Hole Punch

Happy Card Making!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fiskateer Tag Swap

It has been quite awhile since I have used decorative tags on my layouts... Sooo... I decided to sign up for Deborah's tag swap over at Fiskars...

I made this one to use with some pictures from the Missouri Botanical Garden and then duplicated it!

Journaling square is made with Marvy Uchida punches, Bird is made with a Stampers Anonymous stamp, and branch is made with a Sizzlet die...

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking Dawn by: Stephenie Meyer

Well... It's finally here!!!
Have you read it yet? I have!!!
I must say that I am very, very pleased!
Stephenie Meyer is a truly talented writer!
Now... The wait is on for:
Twilight the movie (12/12/08)
The Official Guide of the Twilight Saga (12/30/08)
Midnight Sun (to be announced)
Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Round-It-All x2

These tools do not mess around!
They are heavy duty corner rounders in two sizes (pink-1/2" & blue-1/4")! They will corner round anything & everything, ie: chipboard, tin, leather, acrylic, and much more! To make them even better, they have a lifetime warranty!
Ok... Enough of the sales pitch... However, let me just say that if you are addicted to handmade books/albums as I am, then you simply MUST invest in these babies!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Take The Quiz...

What Holiday Are You?

I Am Valentine's Day!!!

You are a true romantic who places the ultimate importance on love.
You are warm hearted, and you find it easy to care for people.
Love is what drives you - and you have a love to give.
You enjoy making someone's day. You're full of surprises.

What makes you celebrate: Being with the person you love on a special day

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The sentimental one

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: See it as romantic and special

Friday, July 18, 2008

Love Elsie Recipe Idea Box

This little box is packed full of INSPIRATION!!!

I have been sooo busy with summer activities that I have become the Master of Unfinished Projects... Sooo... Give me a few weeks to play and I will post a few of my super fun creations inspired by Elsie Flannigan and the Featured Designers!!!

Happy Scrapping!