September 18, 2009

Avery turns 6!

ok.. having 3 blogs gets to be too much at times for clarity! I accidently just posted this on my Challenge blog!! geeze and had to do a quick change-ur-rooney! (gulp) LOL.. oh well...

This is a picture of my son that just turned six on September 4Th! Man it seems like just yesterday I was sitting on the bathroom floor crying after the stick turned pink so quickly!! LOL..I bet you thought I was going to say how quickly the years have passed, and yes they did, but my tears, they were not tears of joy at that time I must add. Well, what can I say, I was 42, between 3 miscarriages, being a high risk pregnancy and doing that math, what would you have done!? I sat there and cried! Although, now six years later, I can't even believe I was crying such tears. He is such a delightful child and very laid back and I can't even begin to imagine our lives without him!! He truly is a blessing and I love him so much! So, what do I know about age and babies, I can only do the math and I guess you should just not do math in situations like that, just embrace the miracle of it all!! So, that's my little personal tid-bit about me. Just thought I would share this sweet picture of him in front of his cake. It's a little blurry because I cropped it so close, but oh well, sweet non the less. Sitting in front of your cake and getting your picture taken is a tradition in this house and I can't wait to scrap it!

September 17, 2009

These are 2 layouts I did a few weeks back, but because I have been so busy getting things up and going with my new venture I am just now getting over to post them. These were done for challenges over at with my ETG that I am a part of. I have to laugh, because one looks so fall and the other so springy!

This first one was done for the "AUGUST TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE: Old Meets New". Scrap any subject you like, but use some of the oldest-purchased supplies in your stash, as well as the most recent supplies you've purchased--together on the same layout! This can be anything--paper, embellies, tools, etc., BUT photos and adhesive are excluded . Be sure to tell us what you used! TWIST: inking something!

OK.. to be honest most of this is really really old! The pp in the background is actually from the dollar store. I use to buy a lot of pp there when I first started scrapping. This was really pretty and to be honest I am surprised I have never used it. I outlined all the leaves with a thin sharpie to blend with some of the black I placed elsewhere. The letters are also from the dollar store, the Autumn title I believe I got from a swap way back when and the lollipop flower is really recently new months back and the green card stock I bought actually today in a stack. I cut that out and then added the black doddle around the edges and printed off my butterflies from a program I have. The picture is back in 1996 when I was doing daycare out of my home. This was my group of children I watched. This was a our annual trip to Waterman's pumpkin patch. I always loved getting a pic with us all on the big pumpkins! I also inked the edges of the pp with moss green near the leaves.

This page is for our BOM challenge. It was to scrap a message to yourself--your past, present, or future self! Is there something you'd like to go back and tell your past self? Does your present self need a pep talk or need to address an issue? Is there something you've learned that would help your future self? This can be totally lighthearted--like, you might take a pic of your laundry and tell yourself to do it , OR, you may want to address something more serious and/or thought-provoking. TWIST: use 2 or more photos relevant to your message on the LO.

OK.. This lo is kind of simple in style and I was just hours under the deadline, so simple and quick was my motto that evening. My page actually opens like a book. The pink stipes with the birds on top are actually one piece. I cut the paper off that was on top of the birds and then placed a piece of purple card stock behind that. So, you open that whole piece from the birds down like a page in a book. The journaling is focused around the three key words I have on the front; Dream, Believe and Be. Since I am in the process of fulfilling a dream of mine with my new venture I really wanted this to be mainly about dreams being like a bird on a wire and they can take flight at any time.

I don't have all my journaling finished just yet. I am about 1/2 way through it and still in draft because how hard I have been working on other things right now. Although it is about dreaming big while you are young when you truly believe dreams can come true, about believing in yourself and your dreams when you're old enough to give up on them, because they don't seem to be attainable and then just being true to who you know you were meant to be and realizing your dreams are always at reach, if you only reach a little further then you think you can. So, that is a brief overview without really reading it here. So, of course that is a picture of me when I was about 5, 30 and 45.

OK.. well, it feels kind of good to post something other then one of my images! LOL... thanks for stopping by and have a creative kind of day! MAKE ART!


Thanks Nilla for sending me this beautiful award, you've have been such a great support to me! I have to give five things I like to do in a day! Well here it is.

1. Wake up and have a cup of java and head to the computer for my morning cyber space fix. Visit and chat wsith my girlfriends at the Eiffel Tower Group. Then blog hop a bit.
2. Listen to some good music
3. Draw, design and paper craft
4. Sit outside and visit with my neighbor Bea
5. Kiss my kids good-night, have a glass of wine then kiss my dear hubby good night!

I'm suppose to send this on, so I will be back later with those names!

September 14, 2009

Deco Flower - Magical Monday

This weeks challenge over at There's Magic In The Air was to emboss (heat or dry) or score something on your card. I wanted my card to be more contemporary so I leaned towards that. Leigh Anne knows just how much I LOVE to emboss, heat embossing is my favorite, but I love how easy dry embossing has become with all the folders now.

So, I decided this image would be a great image to duplicate so I made three to place on this first card. I colored these with my Bic Mark-its. I then added that gold heat embossing around the edges of each image. Then I chalked the back ground with the some colors in the image. I basicially just showcased the images. I placed black stickles on the center of the flower and the dots above it, but that is hard to tell. I dry embossed using a cuttlebug tiny bubbles embossing folder. Then just added some gold trim to match the embossing and three black jewels for some detail. This card was extremely hard to photograph, not sure why, but it truly was.

I pretty bascically did the same techniques here with a different design; and of course I just used one image and added the butterfly!

I really wish you could see these in real life, they are so much prettier! Sometimes, I really don't think the camera catches just how beautiful our cards really are, but oh well, you will just have to believe me on this!

This card I made fairly quick for a thank you a while back prior to this challenge. I added a lot of dots around the flower top to this image. I must say I really like this image.

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