Sunday, January 24, 2010

SBVC109 - Fabric of our Lives

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric is everywhere...  I think I enjoy collecting fabric more than sewing it.  I have quite the stash of fabric accumulating.  Sewing is one of my other favorite crafts. I have seen in a couple of magazines lately where people are using fabric on their pages. For example, January 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes mag page 58 talkes about fabric and shows a fabric flower on page 59.

So your challenge this week is to use fabric on your page. It can be in strips,  "patterned paper", die cuts or a 3-D flower.

My sample: Cucina Italiana

I hope you have fun with this challenge!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tropical Flowers

Recently my husband's family lost their brother Michael. Michael, you are loved and will be missed dearly. God rest your Soul.

After the funeral we were given the option to take an arrangement. I chose a gorgeous tropcial one. When my husband brought it home I had no place to stand this enormous arrangement (similar to the first photo).  So I asked my husband first if it would be okay to take it apart and make a different arrangement.  He said "absolutely."  After about 25-30 minutes I finished my first tropical arrangement (second photo).

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year's Eve Challenges

This past New Year's Eve Faith (aka Markie's Mom) from Splitcoast brought us 5 great challenges

Every year our family has friends/family over for NYE but with three of us being sick we decided it was in the best interest of everyone to cancel the festivities this eyar.  Hark, we haven't done that since Y2K.  I can tell you it didn't feel like NYE without anyone over.  So when I saw the challenges on Splitcoast I knew I needed to keep my mind preoccupied. 

I managed to get three challenges done. 

NYE09A - Countdown the New Year.


WT251 - It's about Time

One December 31,2009 Julia S from Splitcoast challenged us to use Time somewhere on our page.  Click on Time for the original challenge. 

Back in October Kyle had run his first 5K.  He did pretty darn good for a newbie.  I had a clock face stamp that I used for the "time" part of the challenge. 

SBVC107 - Resolutions

Thank you Melissa for stepping in for me last week.

This week's Variety Challenge is to scrap your 2010 New Year's Resolutions.  You can find the original challenge post here at Splitcoast Stampers.

I had a lot of fun making my sample for this challenge.  The patterned paper I used I found on clearance at Target for .99...   Yes, that is correct .99 cents. 

SBVC106 - Party Page!

My friend Melissa stepped in for me the week of New Year's eve for this week's Variety Challenge 106.  Her challenge for everyone was to scrap a page showing a party of some nature, ie New Year's Eve, Birthday Party or any other celebration.  You can find the original Splitcoast Challenge thread here.

I was able to complete this challenge this past week after I began feeling better. 

Here is my layout showing us Ringing in the New Year of 2009.

Creating Keepsake Convention Class - Kiss the Cook

I figured I would wait until the 2009 Convention was over to post this cookbook.  Kathy and I took this class last year and it was fun to make.  As most of you know I love to cook and was excited about this class. 

Each of the pages has pockets for recipe cards.  I think this would work great if there were actual recipe pages. I plan on making on of these or similar for each of my boys to take with them when they move out on their own.

SBVC97 - Best Buds

This week's Variety Challenge was to scrap your best friend or best buddy.

Here is a link to the Splitcoast Stampers thread for the original post.

My first layout is my best Friend = my husband.  The second one is of me and my friend Melissa.  The third one is me, Melanie and Donna meeting for the first time.

Losing My Mind

Wow I can not believe how long it seems since the last time I updated my blog.  For the amount of time I am at my computer you would think I would update it everytime I make something.  Well I'm hoping that is going to change this New Year.

I will post some of the things I made in the recent months so I can get caught up.