Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

As promised here is a much better photo of my little witch. Yup her costume totally rocks. We found a smaller hat that had a wig attached. We went with grey it was a total match with her look.


And I also have a teenage zombie hitting the streets tonight. All decked out with fake blood made from corn syrup and food coloring. Halloween-grant

The rain cleared out sometime last night and we were blessed with a nice night. It was dry and and warm. We couldn't have asked for a better evening. Happy Halloween :)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Project Runway here I come

Okay not really but hey I can rock my sewing machine and follow a pattern like nobodys business. I have been busting a move all week sewing Corinne's halloween costume. Check out the results (be wary of the bad cell phone photo) I will have better photos up on Sunday.


The sleeves are really flouncy and totally fun it's hard to see how they look from this photo since she is holding her hat in place. The hat is way too big I tried to insert a casing of elastic to have my project runway make it work moment but then the hat wouldn't stand up anymore. So I stuck a safety pin in the back I am going to try to find a smaller hat sometime between now and Sunday.

Check out this older layout showing off another one of the costumes I made for Corinne when she was in preschool. The layout even includes some of the fabric I used in making the costume.

OCT 09 

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Bazzill, Thickers American Crafts, Chipboard Alphas Heidi Swapp, Rhinestone Heidi Swapp, Stick Pin Boxer Scrapbooks, Heart Accent American Crafts, Mini Tag Making Memories)

So yesterday I realized I hadn't posted in 10 days. YIKES I hadn't realized I was being such a slacker. So let's do a little run down of the goings on around here. I am thrilled to tell you I am going to be designing for the Midnight Rooster Kit Club. I am really excited about this since it will let me play mix it up way more than I have been lately. On Monday I did make and takes at my Scrapbook Store. Grant had a swim meet last weekend. This weekend Corinne is in a play at school ... Alice in Wonderland. She is playing a card (the 10 of hearts). We are so excited she has been at the school rehearsing every night this week.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New from Jillibean Soup and Unity Stamps

I am thrilled to announce that Jillibean Soup has joined forces with Unity Stamps and is now coming out with a new stamp release to coordinate with Christmas Chestnut Soup.



And what would this little announcement be without a couple of quick projects showing off these new beauties.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Jillibean Soup/Bazzill, IKEA Pinking Shears, misc corner rounder/circles punches, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Stick Pin/Stamp/Corrugated Shape, and Ink Versafine)

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Button/Stamps/Twine, Punches Stampin Up, misc Corner Rounder, Gemstones Doodlebug, Ink VersaFine)

I hope you love these stamps as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by today ... stay tuned for more exciting news soon from my friends at Scrapbooking and Cards Today.


Monday, October 18, 2010

October Coco Daisy

Hi everyone :) I am coming out of my self imposed exile otherwise known as the dumps. I managed to kick my colds ass right out the door ... oh yeah BABY. If I could only manage making it to the gym I am sure I would feel a whole heck of a lot better. Those endorphins really do a body good.

So I am the guest designer over at Coco Daisy this month. The kit had lots of fun stuff my personal favorite pieces were from Lily Bee Designs. I really liked their fall line released at the summer show and was glad to see it in the kit. Here are  my projects ...




(Supplies Used: All products from the October 2010 Coco Daisy kit - other added supplies include misc punches, DMC Embriordry Floss and foam squares)

I haven't done any kit work since about 2007. It was so cool to play around with products from all different manufacturers. I challengedmyself to use only the kit so when I needed extra white paper I used the white back from some of the patterned paper I didn't use. One thing I learned about myself ... I use a lot more cardstock on my layouts that I thought. I never really thought of myself that way but I guess when I think about I always start with a cardstock base and build up from there. Kind of silly don't you think?

Sorry for being lazy with my supply lists email me if you want any specifics I would be more that happy to fill you in on any specifics. I hope you have a great Tuesday :)

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

User Error

Apparently typepad doesn't like me these days. My last post decided to go a little haywire. I totally blame this on my ever popular need to continually push publish multiple times. Thanks Heidi for letting me know my post went a little crazy. I didn't even have a chance to go back and check it out til today.

So it's been a bit crazy here that's why I haven't blogged in a week or so. My daughter so graciously has shared her cold with me. She is such a giver.

Last weekend we sadly had to say goodbye to our cat of 15 years. Jasper was one large cat weighing in at one point at about 25 pounds. He was so large he had a dog door and was affectionately known as "Fat Bastard" (from  Austin Powers). He was the kind of cat you loved even if you didn't like cats. He wasn't snobby. I could give him a bath and he would purr. He was so mellow a vet once asked if he would be a blood donor. We knew his health wasn't 100% but we didn't know it was his time. I found a few photos from about a week ago of Grant and Jasper I thought I would share...

Then I topped everything off with a little trip to the county courthouse for jury duty. All I can say about my experience is WOW. I am thankfully happy to be out of jury duty limbo. 

Thanks for stopping by ... have a great day :)

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Layout from Remember This

I thought it would be fun to share one of my layouts from my book Remember This. Okay I admit this layout is a favorite of mine ... hence another reason why I want to share it with you.

I spy MMM larger img 

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Prima/Scenic Route, Chipboard accent Scenic Route, Metal Tag Rims Making Memories, Alphas from Heidi Grace, Stamp Autumn leaves, Ink VersaFine, Brads Basic Grey, Misc Buttons, Die Cut Arrow October Afternoon, Dymo Label Maker, Font Typenoksidi downloaded from the Internet)

There are so many little details on this layout. I love the idea of putting brads in the holes of buttons thanks Cindy Toby you are a genius. Take a second look at my layout I did not take all the photos. The smaller photos were taken by my son with his video camera. I love the idea of handing the camera over to someone else. And if you are a bit protective over your camera like I am try purchasing a cheap disposable camera. Getting the perspective of life from your child's point of view is a totally unique approach.

I have have a desk full of projects to work have a happy Monday :)

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day

I meant to get to this post earlier today but alas I slept in a bit this morning, then I finished up a book, got on my treadmill, did some laundry and then I finally made it to my computer.

I hope you stopped by the Scrapbooking & Cards Today Blog this morning to check out all the cards we made to celebrate World Card Making Day. This year we teamed up with our new editor Becky Fleck and added Page Maps card sketches to the mix. Here is my card and the sketch ...

(Supplied Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Echo Park, Ribbon Jillibean Soup, Punches EK Success, Stickers Basic Grey, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge)

May card sketch 

As you can see I was assigned May and I couldn't resist making a Mother's Day card. I focused in on the part of the sketch with the ribbon. I knew immediately I was going to do a #1 MOM card. I had originally intended to follow the sketch to the "T" but once I started making the ribbon element I knew it was going to be too big so I just made it the focal point of my card. That's the great thing about sketches they are starting point and you never know where they might take you.

I thought it would be fun to show you the card I made last year. If my memory serves me correctly I was assigned a summer month I think it was July.

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper October Afternoon, Die Cut Alpha Sizzix, Stampin Up Scallop Punch, Bo Bunny Ribbon, Misc Rhinestones and flowers from Making Memories)

Thanks for stopping by today ... we are heading out soon to enjoy the sun on the soccer field. Corinne has a double header and we couldn't have asked for better weather. Wish me luck on the picture front I haven't gotten any photos yet this year. 

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