Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blogs that I will be attending

Here are a couple blogs that I am entering:

Won't you join me?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Challenge

Today I was invited to "Scrapbookaholic Abby Challenge #2". It is to make anything that has to do with spring. I first made a card 4 x 5 1/2 of pink cardstock. I cut a piece of patterned paper out and glued it to the front (I used spray adhesive - it smells bad, but works wonders!). For the side of the card, I used a border by K&Company. Then I stamped "Love Life" on the card and used glitter for the words. For the flowers, I colored them with markers. Because I had never used Stickles before, my sun looks a little sad. But that is ok; spring makes everything beautiful! I decided I wanted to try something different. So I used the other piece of 4 X 5 1/2 cardstock to make another card. I used scrap green heavier paper and some pretty circle flower paper to cover the front. The yellow flower is an adhesive embellishment and then I put the ribbon on with Mini-dots. I think Spring has Sprung!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flower and Sentiments

Today I thought I would prepare for a scrapbooking weekend. So I was looking through magazines and found a card that I used as an inspiration. I did not follow their instructions; but rather made up my own. (They used big flowers in the middle of the card; I chose to spritz flowers and put them in different sections of the card.) What do you think?

I am a winner in a blog hop!

I entered the Heartache No One Sees Faith blog hop and won on- A Life Unrehearsed - The Creative Blog of Bonnie Rose! www.alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com I won her COLOR YOUR WORLD e-course that starts next Friday! Thank you Bonnie. I cannot wait to start and add some color.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Craft Room

Well, I am all settled into my new craft room. I have a large area to work on; four cabinets to store my adhesives, punches, ink, and paper in; four shelves to store other embelishments and chipboard on; and another storage area to use. Thank you to my husband Rory for giving me this room (he got a new room in the house so he gave me this PERFECT room)!

Last week I made a couple cards. First was this one I made for my brother Brian's birthday. He is a country boy at heart, and is opening his own RV service. (I used the following carts: Going Places and Paper Doll Dress Up.)

Then I created a birthday card to store for future use.

I am getting excited because next weekend I am going to St Louis to a Girlfriends Getaway and will be making cards all weekend with my daughter-in-law Megan. I look forward to having fun and much anticipated time to concentrate.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 26 is Be Yourself Day

I saw this challenge and thought I would get into it. It is "Pick Your Own Holiday" by Scrapbookaholic by Abby. So I picked "Be Yourself Day". We should not try to be someone else or what someone else wants us to be. Be yourself. Let people love you just the way you are, with all your blessings and all your faults. If they don't like the way you are, then tough toenails. God loves you just as you are!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Embossing Powder

At my last stampin' up class we used embossing powder. It turned out real cute. So I decided I would try it on my own. WHAT A MESS!

I stamped my image and poured the powder quickly over the ink. Well, to begin with, the powder clumped and all came out in a mess. Then the shiny stuff ended up all over my table. I started to heat it, then remembered to tap away any excess. More of a mess. Then I tapped away excess and started to heat it. When I finished (about 2 min later) I could not tell anything happened. There really is no shine.

The only thing that came of it was shiny red powder all over my table and my hands. I am sure I have some in my hair! All I can say is that I need some help next time I do this because obviously embossing powder is not for me!

On to the next kind of card :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Scrapphing my family history

Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with genealogy. While looking through scrapbooking books at the library, I came across two that had to do with scrapping your family history. I found some neat layouts and am eager to start them. I have all the history (documented for over 15 years). So now I want a creative way to put the information in a tree or chart.

One of the pictures is of building blocks - you know, the kind kids play with. So I am trying to find a template I can use. Another "tree" included cartoon faces of people in the family. Still another one used vellum leafs. Because I am new to this scrapbooking, I have no idea what vellum is. So......I guess I am going to do some reading.

When these are completed by me, I will post them here. Until then.