Monday, September 27, 2010

Giveaway over at Papercraft Star

I've just started following a new blog and they are having a giveaway. Too fun :) I've really been taking part in more challenges and it's so much fun. I can't wait to do some with Papercraft Star. I look forward to doing a challenge of theirs, and I'm happy to be a part of their first 1000 followers. :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beginning of Save the Date Cards

It's about time to be getting together those "Save the Date" cards. We have a pretty good idea. I put together a small portion of it today while Ned was out fishing. I think it came out pretty good. I didn't have to redo it to many times, only once. The spacing wasn't quite right the first time.
Today I also got some pictures printed and put onto my scrapbook page that I had done earlier this week. I loved just being able to slap the pics on there. :) Wonder if I'll get in anymore crafting done this evening? Hmmm. I guess we will see. :) 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Another Envelope project :)

Yesterday, as I was able to participate in the My Pink Stamper challenges, I found myself looking at other people's projects and found lots of new blogs that I liked and am now following. One of the blogs Tanyaisis Creations had the most amazing idea to do with envelopes. I did my best to do my rendition. I had a lot of fun doing it. I think I'll do a few more Christmas ones and give them as gifts to a few people :) Crafting has been so fun lately. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Pink Stamper's 5 Million Celebration Karlee's Challenge


Another challenge, and this one was different than usual. It was so fun. I actually came up with something that I haven't seen at all before. Karlee's challenge was to use an envelope in a project. I made a journal for my daughter. The unique thing is that I used an envelope for the front and back cover. I cut a piece of chipboard and then slid it into an envelope. This really worked perfectly because it covered all sides of the chipboard easily. I really enjoyed doing this project. The pictures below show the idea. :)

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My Pink Stamper's 5 Million Celebration Challenge #1


The Pink Stamper has reached another milestone and that means I get to participate in another challenge today. Yeah :) Since I've committed to working more on some scrapbook pages, I've used the challenge to do that. :)  I find that with a digital camera, I'm really bad about printing my pictures, and therefore makes it difficult to scrapbook them. Today for this challenge, I went into Picasa and found some pictures that I've been wanting to scrapbook and that would go along with the challenge of using a bird on the project. I've uploaded them to be printed at Fred Meyer's, so now once they are done, all I have to do is put them on the already completed page.
 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Designs Sketch Challenge #195


So here I am still at home coughing. I'm doing a bit better. I think things are starting to break up, so to speak. I've wandered around some other blogs, and have found another challenge site that I'm liking. It's Diva Coffee Break Designs Team site. Simple and sweet, and I enjoyed participating in my first challenge from their site. I used a bunch of scraps that I had in my scrap pile. Makes me think that anytime I do a challenge, that I should use scraps, so that I can decrease the size of that pile.

Another thing I think I need to do is start doing some scrap book pages...I'm years behind. My friend and I used to scrapbook for a day or evening and complete 10 pages, that really makes you feel like you are making a dent in the pages that need to be done.  I'll have to start working on pages occasionally.

Wish me luck.lol

Monday, September 20, 2010

MOJO157

So here is my hand at another Mojo Monday project. 2 in a row....wow...don't worry...I'm still finding time for my family.lol. Truth is...I'm still sick...and I've been off work for over a week now. I'm just now feeling ok enough to do a little play, however...when I do to much...the cough begins.

Anyways...I took this Mojo experience to make my friend a card as she just had some surgery. I hope that this will brighten her day. :)

I hope that I can keep this up. It sure is fun. :)

Hope that you have a blessed day.

Friday, September 17, 2010

MOJO156

I've been sick all week with the flu, and haven't been able to come up with a whole lot of inspiration on my own. I follow the blog Mojo Monday, and view it every week, but I haven't been participating. I decided that I would take part today, as I wanted to craft, I just didn't know exactly what. So here it is. :) I'll have to do this more often. It was really fun. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The First day :)

Well...I believe it was a success. :) From beginning to end :) Girls were up on time. They looked fabulous as they headed out to the first day of 4th grade and first day of 10th grade. :) I sure love these girlies. :) It was quite a different day without them.
After the girls were off....Ned and I went to Linda's Dahlia's out in Washougal, WA. She has a beautiful garden there full of dahlia's. Ned photographed for a couple hours. I did a little photography of my own.lol. I try.lol, it's nothing like his...but I enjoy it still. I have a thing for the dahlia's that form little hearts with their petals, as you can see here in the red and white one.  Afterward Ned cut 13 flowers for me and bought them. :) They look so beautiful on the table here at home.

After that we did some grocery shopping, I started some potato soup for dinner, and I made some cupcakes. The girls loved the warm treats to come home to. :) They shared their days over warm chocolate and sprinkles....is their any better way to do so? :)  I think not! Now if my potatos in my potato soup would just get done, we could have some dinner.lol. Until then it's pretty quiet around here. A movie, some Wii, and quiet time. It's been a good day...even if it did rain on the first day of school. Back to work tomorrow, and hopefully some crafting this weekend. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

School time tomorrow already

Wow...the summer went fast. It seems as though we have been really busy. We've been to the beach a few times. :) and camping...Caitlyn went to Lakeview on a church missions trip where they did Vacation Bible school for a small town church, and then before coming back they took a detour and went to San Francisco for a night. :) How fun. We played around town, and became huge fans of sushi.

But alas...school starts again tomorrow. School schedules in place, backpacks ready, teachers and classrooms found, one tucked in bed and ready for sleep and the other moving that direction soon. :)

For Sara, my 4th grader, we made a little candy bar purse for her teacher. :) What a fun way to say good morning on that first day. :) I love this little gift card candy bar purse that Cindy designed over at Crazy for Crafting. I've used it several times for little fun gifts for friends. :)

One of the next things I'm going to be working on is "Save the Date" cards for Ned's and my wedding next year. 11-11-11 will come quicker than you think. I have my ideas all together, just need to get some pictures taken...and then get them into a card. :) Hopefully I'll have something to post in the next couple of weeks. :)

Nighty night for now.

P.S. I've made a budget for the girls and I. Lets see if we can stick to it...it would be a goooood thing, and we would be debt free by August 2012...except for a house...but everything else paid...yes that includes the car and student loans....crazyyyy cool. Let's hope we can stick to it.

Summer busyness has meant less craftiness. :(

So...I have crafted since Father's Day.lol  In fact quite a lot right after Father's Day for Sara's 9th Birthday party, just not a whole lot since then. Not only did I make her a card and a board book, but she helped me decorate about 16 goodie bags for her friends. She wanted a different critter on the front of each bag. Sara and I went to work at it. We decided what critter, and then picked out the colors for each, set those aside, and when we had all the colors and critters picked out, we cut them all on the cricut, and then put them all together. Kind of assembly line like. :) We had a good time. She chose a specific critter for each of her guests.


Sara definitely needed a board book for her birthday since everyone else has gotten one as well. lol Around here we all call her Sara Bee....so her book said "Sara" and then had a bee at the end. :) She loved it. I filled it with pictures of her family and memories over the years. :) 

For Sara's birthday, she started out with breakfast in bed, followed by a pedicure with me, her sister, and her grandma. Then it was off to build a bear for some fun, and then out to dinner with friends, followed by a Twilight filled evening to include the midnight showing of  "Eclipse".  What a great birthday she had. :) Not to mention a skating party that followed the weekend after with all her friends and family. :)