Saturday, August 8, 2009

Check out this new blog...

I need to update my blog w/ some of my cards I have made since my last entry.

On another note, y'all need to check out this new blog, Practical Scrappers. I am following them via facebook and now their blog.

Here is the link:

Monday, June 8, 2009

Graduation cards

I have two neices graduating high school and my step daughter from 8th grade. Both schools have the same colors red/yellow.
The first card I used cuttlebug as the background.
The second card, I used the toilet paper technique. I also heat embossed the mortar board w/ red.
The third card for my stepdaughter is replicating her graduation dress. She has a zebra print dress w/ a yellow wide belt. Wanted to match the card to the dress. The flower is a plain color prima flower. I inked it w/ red ink.
All cards has a 2009 charm.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mom's/son poem

I did a laylout for JS May's sketch challenge on motherhood. I am with my son, Brandon. He was 11 at the time and I was 34. My Parents renewed their wedding vows January 2000.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Recipe swap

On JS, we are doing a "slow cooker" recipe swap. This is the first one I did. I kept the cards simple. I used a gingham background, red ribbon. The buttons are from MS button punch (I love that punch). The "X" are paper scraps I pulled through to make it look like the buttons are sewn on.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some of my work

I had a challenge at J.S....we did a layout on an illness I suffered from. This is a poem/letter to my husband, of Fibro. The next photo is a card I did for my brother-in-law, Adam. The colors are purple/gold, but they don't show up as well.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rocky's Rocky deciding to sit on the keyboard and got in the way of my typing. Sorry picture so dark...took it w/ my cell phone as if I got up to get my camera, he would have moved....I will have to do a layout on this one...onery cat! Don't want to mess with him....he likes to bite when he is mad and that HURTS! lol

Mom's day cards and Grad card

I could not sleep so I finished my Mom's day and Grad is almost 5am. The two cards in the same photo are for my MIL and Step-MIL. The grad card is for my nephew, Joshua, who is graduating from college. (Ok need to move....his 25 pound body just decided to sit on my arm and the mouse/keyboard). Joshua has his bachelor degree and just received a full ride scholarship to University of Riverside for his PHD. I am so proud of him!
On his card, I used the toilet tissue technique that Aymee did a tutorial on her blog. The Moms cards I used the ribbon technique she used. I like that technique. Thanks Aymee...these were fun to make!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New techniques

These two photos are techniques that I learned From Aymee. the first image is the card with the ribbon that she gave us the tutorial and also a tutorial of using bathroom tissue imprimting to cuttle bug embosse folders and Fiskars texture boards. I don't have a sentiment yet for the completed card and I am deciding in how to use the tissue pieces on the card. These were a lot of fun!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Can't believe April is almost over!

Wow, I can't believe April is almost over. Time is going by so fast. April 16th, I was in Tennessee on a scrapbooking retreat w/ the Just Scrappin gals. Thanks to Cristal, aka Pinky, for the planning. Love her! Fiskars sent us some scrapping gifts, along w/ the cowgirl hats and play guns. We had a ball. I am glad I met y'all (I am talking
Did I get any scrapping done? Yeah....right!!! I socialized instead. Janelle did show me how to make paper flowers and went scrappy, that is all the scrapping I did.
I was depressed coming back to California to 100 degree heat and brown mountains. Tennessee was so green and pretty. Can't wait to do layouts of the trip.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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I purchased Thickers and flowers from them and have been very happy