Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Just wanted to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're spending some quality time with your friends and family, giving thanks for all the blessings in your life. I know I am!
And, Happy Birthday to my favoritest cousin, Kristi! Don't worry, I won't mention your age! ;)
I'm braving the madness tomorrow and going shopping with Mom and Kasara. What the heck am I thinking?!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
for my friend, Angie, and her family. Her ENTIRE family! It was loads of fun! I got home and started utilizing the Photoshop Elements 6 that I've had for about 9 months and not done hardly anything with except crop and stuff.
Talk about amazing! I used Photomerge for the first time. OMG. I took several pics of one pose so that hopefully out of all of them, one of them would be good. Well, if you choose all those pics, PSE layers them. You choose your base photo and then go thru all the pics individually and circle the good faces. It automatically puts them in your base photo and your end result is a perfect photo!!! This totally rocks my socks, man.
In some other photos, you could see a wooden stake in the ground. I was able to make that disappear! Too stinkin' cool! As soon as I'm done editing the photos, I'll post some on here. I can't wait to show you!
Pics of my girlies on the first day of school this year. Isn't it funny how the color of their tans is the same exact color of my pantry?!
Used some Basic Grey Recess. Yep, everything is from that line...even the chipboard scissors! Well, except the ribbon, that's just from my stash. Oh, and I used the spiral punch from SU on the journaling tag.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Stamp set: Infinite Goodness (retired); Cardstock: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy; Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: hemp string, twill
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Finally whipped out this stamp set I've been dying to use! Isn't it adorable?! I paired it with the paper that keeps freaking multiplying in my stash....CUTIE PIE from SU like 2 catty's ago (it seems like, at least)!!! Watch out Doodlebug, this stuff is going in the Scrap Sale! I can't stand looking at it anymore! I made 8 cards using different variations of the sketch and didn't even put a dent in the scraps of Cutie Pie I have. Seriously. It's doin' the dirty in my scraproom and having little scrappies. Disgusting.
Stamp set: Cheers to You; Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Whisper White; Ink: Staz-on Black, Bashful Blue; Accessories: Stickles, SU markers in Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, More Mustard, Signo pen, white taffeta ribbon.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Stamp set: Vases in Vogue (retired); cardstock: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Glorious Green, Pretty In Pink; Ink: Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue; Accessories: SU markers in Glorious Green Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is my latest layout for Creatively Yours sketch blog! I used stuff from the November BYOM kit, Scenic Route goodies. I almost didn't even post this layout....not my best work, to say the least. When I worked on this, I'd been battling a fierce sinus infection/nasty cold for the last 5 days. Don't worry, I already apologized to Noella for not giving my best for her awesome sketch!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is little Toby!! He is just the sweetest little thing ever! He is adapting to life in the Birrell household just fine. When he first came last Wednesday he was a little bit timid. One day in this house and he made himself at home! He's running everywhere, but still likes to follow us around. He sleeps in his pet porter on my nightstand and he likes my fingers in the door of the cage before he settles down for the night....and he sleeps thru the night! I've not gotten up in the middle of the night since his first night home with us! Housebreaking him is proving to be a bit challenging, though.
Oh, and Steve has completely fallen in love with him, although he won't admit it! But, who could resist this little cutie pie?!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I forgot to post the cards that me and my Stamp Club swapped using the technique we learned in September....the grid technique!
Everyone was so creative! I loved the grid technique on Carolyn's fish card to resemble scales. It was so neat how everyone stepped out of their little scrappy box and came up with such wonderful ideas! Girls, I hope you don't mind that I'm posting them on here!
And, here's the card I did for the swap...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs, Punches Three; Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White; Ink: Real Red, Old Olive; Ribbon: Real Red grosgrain; Other: Scallop Square punch, Stampin' Dimensionals; Technique: Grid technique
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Steve called me last Tuesday late afternoon and asked me to whip up a congrats-on-your-baby-news card real quick for some friends who recently found out they are expecting! So, this is what I whipped up really quick. You can't see it too well, but there are yellow Stickles in the giraffe spots!
Stamp set: Bundle of Joy (retired); Cardstock: Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Wild Wasabi; Pattern Paper: DSP in Apricot Appeal and Wild Wasabi from the 6x6 pad that was a hostess benefit in the last SU catalog; Ink: Apricot Appeal, Old Olive; Other: brads, ribbon, ticket punch, Stickles
Monday, November 10, 2008
Last Tuesday, November 4, was Stamp Club at my house! Our project we did for this month was Christmas ornaments using the On Board Trinkets Ornaments kit from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog. Super cool stuff...die cut chipboard and die cut Designer Series paper. I split up the entire package between the 6 of them and just let them at it! There was a lot of trepidation at first, not knowing where or how to start, but once everyone got going, they were unstoppable! Their creations made me want to buy another kit and make them for myself!! They were so creative in what they came up with, it was amazing and FUN!! Here's some pics from stamp club.....
The girls with their creative juices flowing!
Angie with her ornament, but this wasn't even the finished product! She added some hanging stars on this and it was really cute!
Margaret with her favorite ornament of the evening!
Kay with her little creation!
Jana and the one ornament she got done with! ;)
Carolyn with her ornament...and she said she's not creative!
Christine with her ornament that she finally got done with! ;)