Thursday, February 12, 2009

A new discovery.......

I don't know if you noticed the Project 52 link on my is a way cool blog to PUSH you out of your box, to expand your designs and make you look at things differently. Here is my inspired project for week #4.

I had ssssooooooooooo much fun creating this box....It was created using scraps off of my craft table.

Things I had taken out to use and never did, scraps of paper from previous projects and a "Few Finds" that just fit perfectly on this to create a brag book to fit in there and it will be a complete project.......if you get a chance take a wander over to Project will be well worth your time!!>

What a creative day........

Yesterday I spent my day at the should see me bring in all my wares....bags, totes, cases......I literally look like I am moving in...and usually there is something I want that I didn't bring. So as I was doing my time, I decided to make more card faces as my inventory at the gallery has become rather depleted. I had made the background paper at my last gallery it was time to embellish them.

As my students always hear me say........IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TEXTURE!!! The background is created using my Mini Mister filled with Distress Ink Reinker ink and water...sometimes with the addition of a little Perfect Pearls to add a little bling. I love that you can use the same three colors over and over again and never have the same the paper through your Cuttlebug...add a little ribbon and buttons and there it is a....a one of a kind original!! My Frameable Art Card!!

And what would life be if I didn't add some form of the cardboard ripple. So all in all I had a very productive day!!! Now to mount them onto their black cards....and back to the Gallery the cards will go!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Who do you love??

The day of Love is right around the corner... the day to let all those special people in you life know how much they mean to you!!! I created this layout about my hero, my rock....

I used one of my favorite manufacturers paper....Webster's Pages....the flowers are colored in using my Copic can't see...but I used Perfect Pearls to accent the flowers and was rather tedious cutting out everything but the effect is WAY COOL!!! I rolled up my "Love Letter" to my mom and tied it to the page...

To my mom,
I know I don't tell you enough just how much I LOVE YOU!!...

You have been the anchor in the storm with your reassuring words, prayers and even your silence... listening to my ramblings.

You are my Hero, my rock. Thank you.... Love me

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Another creation...

Hello everyone in Blogland...hope you had a wonderful day....mine was half and half...we had to tear apart my daughters room today for Servpro to come in and remove the carpet and tear out her was really beginning to stink...they came just in the nick of time. I am just amazed at how quickly it is drying out. When they pulled down the wall and all the insulation out there were icicles on the exterior wall...that was tons of water pouring into her room!! If you look close you can see them in the pict.

The other half of my day was creating this page for the Frugal Scrapbooker Contest. The flowers and leaves are made with packaging. The dots are left over pieces from who knows what and I used leftover Grungeboard for my "pop dots"! My kids voted this the coolest page I've done yet! Pretty good award from for the judges....would be cool to win!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Backlash Monday...

I don't know about you but it was a rough start this Monday Morning!!! Yesterday was a very full day... We started out the day having to shovel off the roof. Lysie's room sprung a leak. Her carpet is soaked and water was running down her wall....Such a thing to behold I must say!! We also had drips from the window frame...almost could have taken a shower in there...So now my day will be filled with clearing up that mess and contacting the insurance company!

Then it was off to Mom's, to celebrate her 70th b-day! We ate, We laughed and I took pictures. A fantabulous time had by all!! Here is a pict of mom with her girls.... FYI... my mother and sister were born on the same day....
what a great Birthday gift!!!

Now on the invitation it was clearly stated... NO PRESENTS. But who goes to a Birthday party with NO GIFTS!! I've always had a slight (an understatement) rebellious streak, so I brought gifts...of course! Another given....I made it that morning while Walt and Doug were shoveling off the roof.

You see...I won a Slice at CHA last summer and it had a glitch which caused me to have to send it back...well, the wonderful folks at Making Memories fixed it's wild hair and sent me goodies in the was like Christmas all over....Thank You MM!!! So....using those goodies, my slice and their paper....this is what I came up very monochromatic....I Love today I will make one for me...using the above picture! Yeah!!

We ended the day watching the Super Bowl....what a game....and what a Catch....Now I don't know about you but I watch it for the commercials too.....Rough though...Can't even get up to go the bathroom for fear of miss the Great One!! What was your favorite commercial? Mine, I think was the Doritos/Snow globe let me know which one made you laugh the most!!!

So I'm off to, laugh and create!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Look at this...

Well, a quick update, we got 7" of snow on the back porch, however seemed like alot more when I went out to my "Photo Studio" this morning. All I know is it's BEAUTIFUL!

I just couldn't stand not sharing my new creation, so I thought I'd give you a little peek of "Jenny Book" that I finished yesterday. It also is BEAUTIFUL!

Have a great, laugh and create!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!!

So I wrote on my FaceBook page....TOTALLY BUMMIN'...this snow storm turned out to be a dud!!! only 6" wanted a blow out!!! I was so looking forward to the 10+ inches of snow, but no go so far!! I was like a little kid today....waitin' for the Mother Load that just didn't arrive!!! Took this pict out the door about 9pm. It's still snowing so there may be hope...I must be ill!

So, while I was waiting, I created a cute little brag book...I love my Zutter! I thought I loved Brag Books before............what a more amazing thing they are now! Me and my Zutter. Can't show just yet.....

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Day...

Well Monday has almost come and up at 5:30 am to drive Walt to work...that Florida Car!!! At least snow is in the forecast so it should warm up. I spent Friday, Sunday and today creating beautiful layouts....but can't show for now!! I know what a tease but........
So it's off to work tomorrow! CHA is going on...wish I was there!!! So much new stuff.....I've been perusing the Manufacturers...OH Lalala!!! Grungepaper...beautiful Studio 490 stamps....oh the list is tooooooooooooooo long!!
Well it's off to Wally Land to get Pepto Bismal for my daughter who has had a tummy ache for 2 day.....ding a ling...she just called the are outside of Littleton....40 minutes before she will be home....I love away B-Ball games!!
Enough rambling for now....will post picts later....till then Smile, laugh, create!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's Wednesday....

Hello world...tis another vehicle day...I determined that the Kia is a Florida car!!! If it gets below 0 degrees it won't start...yesterday the van shredded it's serpentine belt, whatever!!

So I am working from home today....creating Valentine Cards for the Feb 3rd Card is a sneak peak. I came in from the back porch and Walter wondered what I was doing...I told him I was out in the Photo Studio. I get my best light there......boy it was cold this morning, probably shouldn't wear my slippers in the Studio though!!

I love these papers from KaiserCraft....Blushed....I love anything with black!! And how about the KI Memories plastic paper...too cool!!!

Stay warm, smile, laugh and create!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 for my Girl

I finally finished the my book. I chose to do a photo collage of Lysie...most of the pictures taken by her...isn't she beautiful.

The picts were adhered to the pages using my fav...Claudine Hellmuth Studio...Multi Medium...this stuff is awesome!!

Without further adieu.....My Girl!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Altered A..B...C...update

So took a break from my ABC Book to design a "Love" brag book...Here is a sneak peek...I will be teaching this class February 10th at 6:00 pm at Generations of Memories.

Here is another peek into the inside of the book...

Now onto my Altered ABC...Book. for ATTITUDE...what a great way to start.... for boy. Does anybody remember the song...Boys are made of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts? I had to look it up on the internet...My seeeeeeeester and I used to sing it. I actually didn't remember it being so gross though! for CREATE....the essence of life! a DREAM....

E and F...the day I went from Erskine to Forsythe...what a day to remember...

G is's for My Girl....Lysie...I want to do a photo collage and I didn't have the pictures and didn't want to travel in the snow yesterday, so onto...

H & I...Have Imagination....I used Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Art Rules stamps...aren't they yummy!!! I can't wait to get ahold of her new releases!!!

And that all for today......Smile, laugh often and create, create, create!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Copic Certification

OK, this came out of the blue and rather unexpected but very exciting...March 1, Debbie and I will be traveling to Topsfield, MA to become Copic Certified! How about that!! We brought Copic Markers into the store this summer and they have had a rather slow start but that could be because I don't totally understand them. Can't sell well what you don't know!! That won't be the question after March 1st, will it?!? Way cool...
I am currently working on a Valentine's Brag Book for our upcoming January February classes along with a Valentines Card Class. Be looking on my blog for further info or check out the Generations of Memories calendar at
till then......Craft On!!