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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.