Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Yes, folks, that's McKenna. And she labeled her bellybutton. "Why?" you ask? I have no idea. But it's just so random. And kooky. And struck me as absolutely hysterical! I have no idea how long that label had been on her belly. She had been playing with Steve's labelmaker earlier in the day. It wasn't until later that evening that we were all watching tv together and Steve asked McKenna if she had shown me her label. She walked over to me and just nonchalantly picks up her shirt to show me. Like it was meant to be there. I was rolling! She is such a nut!! Of course, I had to take some pictures. This is the kind of stuff that was meant to be scrapped. I love scrapping these things.
Everything used on this layout was done with the July BYOM kit and coordinating extras from the shopping....which features Scenic Route this month! Oh, the tiny red alphas are from a previous kit, though. Love me some tiny alphas. Go grab you one of these vibrant, fun kits! Next month is featuring 2 kits to choose from! WooHoo!! Fun stuff!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Just a quick little card using the Trendy Trees stamp set and some more retired DSP. I'm so into trying out and experimenting all sorts of ways to layer punches lately! I LOVE PUNCHES!! I used the Big Shot for the scallop circle. Punches were scallop oval, a circle (can't remember the size) and the word window punch. Topped it off with some brads. Quick and easy!! TFL!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I've had this set for a long time and have never used the bird in it, so I thought it was about time I did something with him! Isn't he cute?! I saw this layout on SCS and just had to CASE it. I did change the colors and pattern paper completely from the original. I love how this turned out! I used some retired DSP from this past Sale-A-Bration (big surprise, I can't remember the name of it!! LOL!) I also used the phrase from the stamp set Cheep Talk. It fits perfects around the head of the bird!
Sorry its been 12 days since my last post (as Steve pointed out in the last comment section!). I've been super duper busy with me and Angie's Healthy Habits group that we've started up. It meets every Tuesday and there is a lot of prep work into each meeting, even though we aren't the ones presenting! And, 7 days creeps up on you FAST!!! We have a total of 70 super women signed up and coming to the meetings. This past Tuesday was our 2nd meeting (out of 12 weeks) and everyone lost weight!!! Isn't that amazing?!?!? We had so many women take us up on our first Weekly Challenge of cutting diet sodas out and drinking more water. Our new Weekly Challenge is to get in at least 3 days of excercise. I have one down from doing the workout offered after each meeting with a personal trainer we have come in, and WOWZA am I feeling it today! I don't think my thighs have ever ached this bad! LOL!!
The weekly meetings and I'm back at work now....3rd week back since my medical leave was up due to my back surgery. Every evening I come home and my back pretty much aches. Nothing I can't handle so far. It's just something I'm going to have to get used to, I think.
Steve and I and some friends are going on a bike ride on Saturday and I can't wait to get back out there on the bike! I did 20 miles a couple of weekends ago and it felt FANTASTIC!! The Strassenfest Bike Ride is coming up next weekend....21 miles. Bring it on!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
I was at the D'bug the other day getting some adhesive and needed to spend just a wee bit more to hit the $10 mark for a stamp on my stamp card. I love that they have these little $1.00 packs of stamps by Studio G! This cute little stamp set came with 4 acrylic stamps. I'm not a big St. Patrick's Day person, but I did get this stamp set with a couple of people in mind.....are you one of them? ;)
I used Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss cs. I ran one piece of Kiwi Kiss thru my Big Shot on a texture plate. Retired ribbon. Scallop square punch. Blender pens and markers for the image. Mojo Monday sketch. I bet you all are getting tired of that same sketch I keep using, aren't ya?! I promise I'll move on to another sketch!
Sunday, July 05, 2009
I was invited to a Close To My Heart stamp party earlier in the week and this is *sorta* the card we made. I added a few things to it because it was just too plain for me. I added the double photo corner and brads and the matted, curly label Thank You and added some glitter to the stamped image.
Now, I'm not a scrapbooking snob, really. I go to lots of other places to get scrap and stamp stuff. But, I just didn't care for the weight of the cardstock and the pattern paper was really, really thin. But, a total bonus for CTMH stamps is that they are acrylic and so easy for placement! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my stamp-a-ma-jig for my SU stamps, but you just can't beat not having to get that thing out. I ended up buying a bird set *GASP*, BUT, it's not a real life looking bird. It's a cute bird. With different wings and tails and plumes. Can't wait to get it and play! Oh, and I also bought two things of Liquid Applique...you know, the white stuff that turns all puffy?! Man, I wish SU sold that stuff!
So, anyway, here's the card. I'm not thrilled with it, but it's ok. TFL!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Was playing around with another Mojo Monday sketch when I decided to turn it the other way! TaDa! :)
Used retired DSP...name??? Doesn't surprise you, does it? Stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes. Ink is Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss. Ribbon is retired, but from the catalog before last, if I'm not mistaken. 3 punches used for the sentiment. (I'm totally into layering like 3-4 punches lately, can you tell?!?!) A couple of brads and Voila! Pretty easy peasy card!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Well, it's not from me, but my friend, Nicole! Check it out here! It's in celebration of her anniversary coming up on the 4th of July! A sterling silver bracelet and Swarovski crystals of your choice if you win!! WooHoo!!
Oh, and I checked out the store she mentions in her blog post and it's AWESOME! There's nothing they don't have and their prices are reasonable! Cool!