Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Melissa and I were talking and I was going on about Jessica's Stampbook Saturday and how I was making two amazing 12x12 layouts of me. I told Miss I didn't want to make a card-I had spent the week making stockings for my students and just couldn't muster up another "holiday" card. As I was reading the There She Goes challenge I decided to make TMS a scrapbook layout and use it for my submission to TSG. I love the idea around TSG's Stampbook Saturday since many of my 12x12 layouts I use my stamps - it adds such a unique touch and doesn't make the album thick.
Of course as I got into creating, I ended up making two layouts - one 6x6 and one 8x8. I love them both! They follow the theme of the sketch and I hope that I meet the challenge for TSG. Their challenge was to create a non-holiday winter card - I know it's not a card, but the 6x6 could be a large post card!
Well, either way I love the layouts and I hope you do too. The children are my neice and nephew out playing with their Anky Karin in the 2005 winter blizzard in West Virginia.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This digital image is darling. I am a sucker for penguins. I really enjoyed making this non-traditional colored holiday/winter card. I plan on giving it to my sweetie!!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I am not really an animal person, and having to come up with a card with the horse and the cowboy I kept putting it off. Well, with the Thanksgiving week and having had 5 days off from school - I got my mojo going. As I was working on my submission for Tuesday Morning Sketches I also began to color the western image. I was stressing!!! Then I looked at this weeks sketch and my image and viola the two were made for one another.
I have to admit...I like this card. It's not one I'll be giving away anytime too soon. I want to sit and look at all my hard work for a while. Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to hear your opinion.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The challenge this week was to have 3 decorative papers, 2 emblishments, and 1 flourish (okay so I used 2)...once I understood 3 dp's I was off to the races. I need to be careful with Mo's web site because she has so many wonderful images, be sure to check her out.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic day!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Okay, I still have a lot to learn about photography as well as Photoshop Elements - this didn't post at all the way it showed on my screen - ugh!! I need to go back to work in Corporate America so I can keep up on this stuff.
I hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
I was on a mission today to get one of my swap cards completed today. This was not one that I was to do, but someone flaked and I decided to take on two groups!! Yikes right in the beginning of the school year - what was I thinking?? The image sent was a lot different! I cut out the pumpkin. I guess I didn't get the image (no offense to those who liked it). It was supposed to be a bear, but it looked like a sloth or possibly a monkey. It had wheat stalks and a bushel of apples as well. I just loved the pumpkin so I improvised, cut it out, cut some of the leaves around it and popped those up.
I like it! I think it came out nice. I hope you like it too! Thanks for checking it out!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Boy do I wish I didn't have to work. I have some new TSG stamps and I'm waiting for some stamps I ordered from another company (which is now taking more than a week to get here) and I wish I had the entire day to just stamp and create. I loved my summer and I want the school year to zoom...I have so many card ideas and no time to make them.
Thanks for stopping by. Come on join us at TMS and you could be one of the lucky winners for a TSG stamp.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Anyway, this week's TMS sketch is a doozy (is that spelled right - hahaha)! This one took some serious planning Melissa. I love the image that I used from Close to My Heart. I had originally wanted to use the stamp that said, "You are my sunshine" (a thing between Melissa, my sister and I), but it was too big. Oh well, this worked out just fabulous!!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy.
p.s. One of these days I need to learn how some of the bloggers take the photos of their cards and place the watermark on them. I have tried, but I guess I just don't have the software. I need to look into it!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Comcast is having serious issues tonight - I hope that my computer will post. The winner of my birthday blog candy is:
CHARLIE - #15 - posted 10/6/2009 10:53 a.m.
Thank you all for the wonderful wishes and I really enjoyed being able to do this. So Ms. Charlie send me your address and I'll get it off in the mail this week.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Today (10/6) is my Birthday and Life Celebration Day! It's been 2 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I just recently had my mammogram and I am cancer free! YAHOO!! On top of all that - it's my birthday. I want to celebrate by offering some blog candy. Leave me a comment and I will randomly select one lucky person to share my happiness. In case the picture isn't very clear - the candy consists of: 4 rolls of ribbon (3 in my favorte shade of browns, pink, and white and one roll of black), a MAMBI "red" paper pack (24 sheets), a Heidi Grace specialty glittered paper pack, a Deja Views 8x8 paper & punch-out plum pack, a Making Memories 8x8 travel paper pack, 3 items from Creative Memories, a Make a Wish stamp set from Close to My Heart, A winter journal Scappy Cat Clear Stamp, and my favorite emblishment: Jolee's Swarovski Jewels.
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!! I will select a winner on Sunday 10/11 evening and post the winner at 7:00 p.m. MST.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This week's sketch was simple and fun...check out the TMS blog. Here is my take on the sketch. What was cool was that I ordered the Polka Dot Pie line, Carnival with Pezzy from Pez-a-Doodle, and I sat down yesterday to determine paper colors and emblishments. I was cleaning my space (which then only takes 1 card to mess it all up again) and I was looking through a paper pack I received from my Close To My Heart Consultant - and viola! there was Fleur-de-lis paper in this pack - how could I resist.
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Monday, September 7, 2009
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I decided to get some images from the companies that are sponsoring my little sister's sketch site - just to see what everyone had the chance at winning. I just absolutely loved the mask from Sassy Studio Designs (I think it's cool she named her company after me - Sassy). I really liked Princess Penelope. It was my first try as digi-stamps. Needless to say I sort of yelled at Melissa because I couldn't get the digi's to work - and of course it was all her fault!!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
I just love swaps...especially when I get to be the host. I just love this purple butterfly. I began with the paper. I never dreamed that purple and orange were a good combination - who would've thought?? I did case the design of the card (paper, image, and ribbon are different). I sadly don't know where I got it from. I was surfing the next at 2 in the morning and thought I wrote it down. So I am sorry that I can't give credit for the layout to the person that deserves it. I love how this card came out.
This next card was a design for my sister, Melissa's Tuesday Morning Sketches. It was my interpretation of what she sketched. I used a half daisy stamp - stamped it twice and put them together. I love the bird and the other birds from this set. It was hard to choose!
Stampin' Up Demonstrators - Stamp Camp North and West. I love attending these stamp camps and just wanted to share the cards. I thought I would add them to the There She Goes Wings and Things Challenge just for your viewing pleasure. These SU Demonstrators made some amazing designs and I loved putting them together. I will have a hard time parting with these - which means I never will!!!
designed by Juli Whitfield (sadly I cannot locate her web address)
designed by Sharon Madsen
designed by Debbie Gardunio