Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Finally got it done

I worked on this layout last night and before I knew it, it was 3:30 a.m.! Wow, where did the time go? Anyway, Im so happy to have this one done. This is for the Guest Designer challenge for this month (to use paint on a layout). I loved this Dream Street paper. I have been getting lots of comments that I dont look my age. I have been mistaken for being younger all the time. I actually like that. Heehee. I certainly dont feel that old. I can remember being in High School and my friends parents were 36. Wow! My oldest is 13. Weird to think I could have a high school aged child.
Anyway, tonight we carved pumpkins. We went to a local grocery store and they were giving the pumpkins away! Bonus! I took pictures and Ill try to post in the next few days. I still gotta figure out what my kids are dressing up as tomorrow. This really isnt my thing and I struggle every year with costumes. Ill be happy to have that part over.
Thanks for visiting my blog and have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Acetate card

Ive been wanting to make a card out of acetate for a while and I finally got around to making a couple. I can share one now, but you'll have to wait for upload day to see my other one.

Here is the one I can share. I scanned this one. Im having a hard time getting a decent picture of it...how do you take pics of your images? The sun was too bright and glares off of the acetate. If I take it inside its too dark and hard to see.

This is a picture I took of the card outside after the sun was starting to go down. Ill have to practice some more to learn how to get better pics. The other one I made is a christmas card...I really like it, better than this one. Our upload day is a week from tomorrow so Ill post it in my blog after I upload to HSS. TFL! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cricut Cartridge Sale

Hey, just wanted to tell you about an unadvertised sale on cricut cartridges...there are 18 carts on the list and some of them are my faves...they are 2 for $75 at HSS. No coupon codes, and only the following cartridges qualify. Sale ends Tuesday Oct 30, 2007!
want the list?

29-0017 all mixed up
29-0023 animal kingdom
29-0014 basecamp
29-0024 birthday
29-0020 celebrations
29-0019 christmas cheer
29-0021 doodlecharms
29-0015 jasmine
29-0018 mini monograms
29-0222 new arrivals
29-0227 opposites attract
29-0224 paper pups
29-0226 printing press
29-0013 stamped
29-0022 tags, bags, boxes and more
29-0016 teardrop
29-0223 walk in my garden
29-0225 zoo baloo

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Arrow of Light

My twins just earned their Arrow of Light for Cub Scouting. Thought I would share some pictures from tonight.
They let Jeff and I present their award...

Then the twins pinned the arrow pin on us (dont you love my pink crocs with my orange sweater? LOL...I forgot I would be in a picture)

These guys were from the Order of the Arrow and they came to do the ceremony.

Thanks for looking! Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gosh, its been a while...

I try to update my blog more frequently, but I almost feel as though I need to create something before I update. I have been subbing so much lately that I havent accomplished much else. I am supposed to have a bunch of neighbor gift ideas made up by Nov. 3 for a super saturday at my church...I hope I get it done on time. I asked a friend to help me out so thatll help me. If you have any great ideas, please share.
Our Guest DT for October is Kristi and she has challenged us to use paint on our layout. I have yet to get that challenge done but I still have a week LOL. Im also hoping to get this months contest challenge done for RMH (to use no patterned paper on a layout).
Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My newest creation

Here's my latest creation. I got the bunny pattern from the free pattern section at Kaylas Kreations website. Thought it would make a cute little Easter treat.
I've still been subbing lots and it leaves less time for me to scrap. But, subbing is good. I like doing it and being in my kids' schools...and the money for Christmas will be very helpful.
Well gotta run for now...hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Another Dinosaur card

I thought I would try this card with one of Kaylas Kreations patterns. This one is off her Masterpieces Vol. 2 CD. I love Kayla's patterns. So tell me, do you like it as well as the one I sent to my friend's son (see earlier post)? I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder on here...that was fun to make a design around the words, and a first for me to use. This is a great way to use up scraps...and I sure do keep a lot of them! LOL. TFL

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My HSS upload

Tuesday was upload day at HSS and this is what I came up with for my upload. I decided to use Dream Street paper this month. The Brady layout is made from the Jack collection, the New Skateboard layout is made from the Rock-n-Roll collection, and the Address book is made using the Her Own Wings collection, by Dana Miron, who was our Guest DT for the last two months. Also I just got me the Base Camp font for my cricut and I used it on the skateboard layout and the address book...I love that font! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Card for friends son

My friend and fellow DT member, Natalie, has a son who is 7 and he has had surgery to remove a tumor near his brain stem. He keeps having his ups and downs and he wants to go home. I decided to make a card and some file folder games to send to him and hope it will bring some joy to him. This is the card I made for him.

To read more about it, check out Natalies blog. Im sure she would take all the prayers she can get right now.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Paper Trends box came today...

Woo Hoo! I got my ST box in the mail today...my first ever. How exciting....Its so fun to see my project in print! I got my copys of the book, some creative imaginations paper, scenic route chipboard, crate words, and brads in a bag by Around the Block. Thanks for listening.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Heres the cards I made...

This first card is a make and take posted by Kristin for the crop at HSS. I adored her version and not sure if I like mine as much as hers...but it was fun to make.

The crop for HSS ended at midnight CST and I got my own challenge done (see previous post) and this card, but I didnt get much else done before that time...but I hope to get around to doing the rest of the challenges because they were great ones!

CMK had a crop going and their deadline was today at 1 pm so I did their 4 challenges they had posted and came up with these. This first one was supposed to be a scraplift...my card looks nothing like the original. Hers had flowers and stems...it was cute. . She had used a chipboard fence on her card, so I took the fence idea and made a fall card. I used chatterbox paper and the paper piecing patterns are from Kaylas Kreations...I just love her stuff. This second card was a sketch. I loved the sketch and I love this line of Scenic Route paper...probably my favorite line of SR at this moment. It looks pretty close to the sketch.

This was also a sketch challenge. I used Scrapworks paper on this one. Again, it looks pretty similar to the sketch. This was a scraplift challenge. It was almost 2:30 in the morning when I made this card so it turned out to be pretty simple. It resembles the card I was lifting from, but I wouldve sewn on it had I not been so tired. I used a flower and part of the words from Junkitz paper.

I didnt win but it was fun and I accomplished something. TFL!

World Card Making Day...

...was yesterday. I made a few things for it and thought I would share. HSS had a crop and my challenge was to make a card holder using this template. Here is my version of it.

It was fun to make, if you decide to make it...be sure to look at the sizes on the template...mine did not print out the right size and I had to resize it. I also made some cards, but I will have to upload those in a bit.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Its official...

Today I am the mother of a teenager! When did I become old enough to have a teenager? It just doesnt seem possible. Brady turns 13 today! Cole and Carson turned 11 two days ago...boy has this been a busy week. And poor Tyler is kinda left out of the whole party. Its hard to be the youngest and the only one not celebrating a birthday.

The upload for HSS ended up being postponed til next tuesday so I cant share my newest layouts til then.

RMH has a new contest for October to use no patterned paper...just cardstock. Im hoping to get that challenge done this month. Last month it was lessons learned...I found that to be hard for me. The ladies that did it had great lessons that they learned.

I have been subbing lots and getting more and more behind in everything else. I dont know how you ladies that work all day every day do it! You must be more organized than I am. I went to work, stayed after school so Brady could retake some tests, came home and took Tyler to scouts, helped with homework, ran to pick up Tyler, took Brady to baseball practice, went to the store, picked up Brady, had dinner, finished up homework, got kids in bed, helped dh with his ipod (hes computer illiterate LOL), started a load of laundry, folded a load of laundry, took a shower, and I need to go to bed so I can do it all again tomorrow!

Hope youre all having a great day!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Busy Weekend

Wow this weekend was super busy. We had the scrap pink crop at HSS...I think it was a great success. Can't wait to see who the winners are tomorrow.

Here is the make and take I came up with for the crop. No one made it but oh well. Tell me what you think...

Saturday we went to Brady's game. Poor kid had to play in the rain...he was wet and cold. Luckily the second game was cancelled. I dont think he could've made it through another game. Jeff and I went birthday shopping afterwards. Cole and Carson's birthdays are on Tuesday and Brady's birthday is on Thursday...turns into a party all week. While we were out shopping, I stopped in to a Michael's so I could see my pub. in the Paper Trends mag. It looked good. I got two pages...one for the picture and one for the directions. Its a bag kinda like the one above, but its snowman soup stuff and there is a paper piecing of a snowman and a tree on the front of it. Can't wait til my copy comes...Over at CMK they posted that they will be mailed this week, so Im excited!
Upload day for HSS is Tuesday and since thats also my twins' birthdays Im trying to get finished up. I hope to be done tomorrow. Im such a procrastinator.
I mailed off my item to Paper Trends and realized later that I didn't include my signature part of the paper we fill out, so I'm guessing I'll need to send a new paper with my signature to release it for publication.
Its late, guess Im going to bed. Hope you all had a great weekend! I'll post my upload Tuesday or Wednesday!