Saturday, September 25, 2010

Can you believe it?

Last week I was down at Hobby Lobby and they were already putting their Christmas decorations out, can you believe it?  Granted the older I get the more times seems to fly by, but retailers do love to get those goodies out early, don't they?  In honor of all that tinsel and sparkle here is a quick layout I did using the Mistletoe Level One collection from CTMH.  Literally it's just pictures, paper and some of Close To My Heart's stickease stickers...that are wonderful.  I did cut a slice along the paper design and made a quickie pocket to hold some journaling.  Just glue a scrap piece of paper on the back just around the edge of the scrap to hold everything in your pocket.  Hope all are having a great weekend and I'm off to a stamp show...I'm sure I won't spend any money......LOL.  


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Friends of House Mouse

House Mouse and Friends are getting ready to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary and in honor of the big day they are having a blog hop/ sketch challenge.  This is my completed project using their sketch.  I colored the stamped image with my copics and then made the flower rosettes with some organza ribbon.  I also pleated the green paper along the middle edge for more layering.  I love all the pleats, ruffles and dimensions that seem to be all the range right now in papercrafting.  I also did some of my famous faux's so much easier than dragging out the sewing machine, LOL.  Oh and I colored some clear sparkles with my copics to have the whole color coordinated project.  Hope you enjoy and hope you will hop over to House Mouse and Friends to wish them a Happy Birthday. 

Other Challenges this card qualifies for:

Challenge Winner!!!!!

Thank you so much for all the club members that supported our ending challenge.....create something reflecting the Fall season.  It always great seeing everyones creations and I know a lot of time and love went into each creations. 

Congratulations to club member Jennifer for her adorable  Fall slide card.  Jennifer contact me via email to collect your prize.  Be sure to get in on Club Challenges through my monthly clubs...we really do have fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blessings - Thankful Challenge

 My Mind's Eye is having a challenge right now to do a sketch layout using the theme Blessings/Thankful.  I really have so much to be thankful for, God, Family, Health, the Country I live in...and more.  I could go on and on but one of my biggest blessings has been my parents.  The love they have for each other is amazing and they shared it with my sister and I growing up.  It was a blessing that truly molded me into the person I am today.  I owe them so much for their example.  My Mom and Dad have had a love affair for over 45 years.  My Father adores my Mom and does anything and everything he can to make her life special and my Mother still gets butterflies right before my Dad comes home for work and makes sure she looks pretty.  They look forward to spending time together, hold hands and steals kisses all the time. Isn't that the way a love affair is suppose to be.  So I'm so thankful for the example of what True Love is. 

Some of the techniques I used for this layout included sewing, stamping, distressed edges with ink and sandpaper, cricut/layering, of course use my 3-D foam tape (should buy stock in that stuff, LOL)

Be sure to leave me your feedback...let me know what you're thankful for.